No One In Hollywood Seems To Learn Anything
In a recent op-ed, Robert W. Cort, a film producer and author of "Action!," a novel, comments on Hollywood's inability to reshape it' s archaic distribution business model.
Coming soon: conversing cars; psychic superheroes; sinking ships. This week's release of "Mission: Impossible III" kicked off Hollywood's summer movie season, and once again filmmakers have spun enough dazzling fantasies and futuristic visions to keep moviegoers feasting until Labor Day.
But when it comes to futuristic visions for the movie business, Hollywood is extraordinarily timid. During my three decades in the industry, I've seen film executives try to shun every innovation from VCR's to digital editing. Ultimately, they've accepted and profited from these new technologies but, by waiting years longer than they should have, left a lot of money on the table. And now studios are committing a far costlier error by refusing to release DVD's and downloads of movies at the same time they make their premieres in theaters.
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