The Gross

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The Gross is an all-access pass to the movers, shakers, and fakers who make Hollywood run. Tinseltown is an edgy place where risk-taking is a way of life—and the risks now run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Summertime, when the studios unfurl their most expensive and effects-laden "tent-pole pictures," has become the only season in which Hollywood makes money, and so, as this book illustrates, the summer season provides an ideal microcosm for scrutinizing the mega-budget-driven revolution that has ...
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Overview

The Gross is an all-access pass to the movers, shakers, and fakers who make Hollywood run. Tinseltown is an edgy place where risk-taking is a way of life—and the risks now run into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Summertime, when the studios unfurl their most expensive and effects-laden "tent-pole pictures," has become the only season in which Hollywood makes money, and so, as this book illustrates, the summer season provides an ideal microcosm for scrutinizing the mega-budget-driven revolution that has forever changed the movie business. Bart interviews all the key players, including studio executives, producers, directors, and stars, to show how creativity and commerce hang in a dangerous balance in the new Hollwood.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312253912
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/21/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter Bart is the editor of Variety. He was a studio executive at Paramount, Lorimar, and MGM/UA, and a journalist with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. He authored several books on the movie industry, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife.
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