Hollywood Economics by Arthur De Vany
How Extreme Uncertainty Shapes the Film Industry (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Political Economy)

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Just how risky is the movie industry? Is screenwriter William Goldman's claim that "nobody knows anything" really true? Can a star and a big opening change a movie's risks and return? Do studio executives really earn their huge paychecks?

These and many other questions are answered in Hollywood Economics. The book uses powerful analytical models to uncover the wild uncertainty that shapes the industry. The centerpiece of the analysis is the unpredictable and often chaotic dynamic behaviour of motion picture audiences.

This unique and important book will be of interest to students and researchers involved in the economics of movies, industrial economics and business studies. The book will also be a real eye-opener for film writers, movie executives, finance and risk management professionals as well as more general movie fans.


About Arthur De Vany

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ARTHUR DE VANY, PhD, has appeared on PBS, NPR, and in the New York Times and other national media as an expert on the Paleo lifestyle. He lives in Washington, UT.
Published March 1, 2004 by Routledge. 328 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Humor & Entertainment, Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology. Non-fiction

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