Entertainment journalist Ben Fritz (the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and Variety), explores the biggest shift in Hollywood since the end of the studio system. While some companies are writing the new rules and others have figured out the game quickly, a few have fallen far behind and may never catch up.
If you’ve wondered why most movies being made today are adaptations or sequels or part of a “cinematic universe,” entertainment journalist Ben Fritz might have the answer. In The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies, Fitz looks at how the movie (and television) business has changed over the past twenty years, including the huge influence of Marvel Studios, the rise of Netflix, and why actors are turning to television for truly interesting roles now. He also explores where Hollywood is headed next, especially with the model that Disney has created, the influence of the Chinese market, and how Amazon is shaping independent film making.