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Old 05-11-2005, 06:36 PM   #1
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Default How Hollywood makes money

Edward Jay Epstein has some interesting thoughts on the studios and profitability, which he says comes mostly, these days, from what they call "ancillary" sales, ie, DVDs / videos. He's recently published a book on it, but his website has some interesting excerpts, including this one:

http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/Demyst3.htm

This page with the big pic of Aragorn has info on how German tax shelters help Hollywood defray the costs of their epics even before they've shot a meter of film.
http://www.edwardjayepstein.com/Demyst5.htm



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Old 05-11-2005, 07:42 PM   #2
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Default german tax shelters

There was a good piece on this whole thing about two weeks back on NPR. It was very interesting.
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