Monday, November 05, 2007

A New Business Plan for the Movies

Thinking about the AMPTP's contention that there's less money in the industry to pay writers, it might be wise for studios to spend less trying to get people to go out to movies and accept that home theater (DVD, HDTV) quality rivals traditional theaters more than ever before. Given the choice, you can't beat the convenience of home. This may mean smaller budgets for movies overall, but less money often leads to greater creativity with good results. I liken it to video games. Graphics/sound effects will never matter as much to me as gameplay/storyline.

1 comment:

John Ricotta said...

Hey, is it really that important to have writers on staff? Can't they just improvise for twenty-two minutes?

After all, it worked on Seinfeld.