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The Resource Sleepless in Hollywood : from the new abnormal in the movie business, Lynda Obst

Sleepless in Hollywood : from the new abnormal in the movie business, Lynda Obst

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Sleepless in Hollywood : from the new abnormal in the movie business
Title
Sleepless in Hollywood
Title remainder
from the new abnormal in the movie business
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Obst
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the author of the bestseller Hello, He Lied, a veteran producer takes a witty look at the new Hollywood. Lynda Obst returns to dish on the experts, tastemakers, and moguls of today's Hollywood and the movies they make. She describes how the movie business has lost its MO--and is now losing its talent to network and especially cable TV. With the collapse of the DVD market, the movie industry was crippled. The business reacted by producing tentpoles (mega-hits) or tadpoles (which nobody gets a chance to see). Why? Since the majority of their revenue comes from the foreign market, especially China and Russia, studios are no longer dependent on expensive stars or dialogue (i.e. writers). Special effects and 3D replace people. Obst speaks from the front lines. Her subjects are friends, moguls, former employers, mentors, and even relatives, who express their opinions with disarming bluntness and hilarity. Obst combines her experiences with insights from the smartest people in the business. In what Obst calls the New Abnormal (because Hollywood wasn't normal to begin with), studios are paralyzed. Can the movie business be resurrected? Can it once again make the movies that make us laugh, cry, and wish we could own the DVD? Obst is ready"--
Summary
The veteran producer and author of the best-selling Hello, He Lied explores how the collapse of the DVD market has triggered a Hollywood refocus on special effects and 3D over expensive actors and writers, drawing on insights from top entertainment minds to consider if an increasingly eccentric movie business is salvageable
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10177744
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Obst, Lynda Rosen
Dewey number
384/.8/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
O29 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Motion picture industry
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
Target audience
adult
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from the new abnormal in the movie business
Label
Sleepless in Hollywood : from the new abnormal in the movie business, Lynda Obst
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/745/9781476727745/image/lgcover.9781476727745.jpg
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn828625615
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781476727745
Lccn
2012051638
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)828625615
Label
Sleepless in Hollywood : from the new abnormal in the movie business, Lynda Obst
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers2/1247/745/9781476727745/image/lgcover.9781476727745.jpg
Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn828625615
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781476727745
Lccn
2012051638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)828625615

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