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

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

Label
Sleepless in Hollywood : tales from the new abnormal in the movie business
Title
Sleepless in Hollywood
Title remainder
tales from the new abnormal in the movie business
Statement of responsibility
Lynda Obst
Creator
Subject
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"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
384/.8/0973
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
O29 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Sleepless in Hollywood : tales from the new abnormal in the movie business, Lynda Obst
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476727745
Lccn
2012051638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn828625615
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn858207966
Label
Sleepless in Hollywood : tales from the new abnormal in the movie business, Lynda Obst
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476727745
Lccn
2012051638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn828625615
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn858207966

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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