The official launch event of The Movie Business Book (Fourth Edition), edited and introduced by my former USC professor Jason Squire, at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York in July. The panel discussion is titled “Inside the Movie Business: The Upside of Disruption.”
Left to right, in photo:
Dan Ochiva, founder and president of NYC Production and Post News; former technology editor of Millimeter Magazine. “Entertainment Technologies: Past, Present and Future” p. 543.
Shari E. Redstone, president of National Amusements, the parent company of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp., and vice-chair of both boards. “The Exhibition Business” p. 401.
Jason E. Squire (moderator), “DIY: An Introduction” p. 461.
Jamie Wilkinson, co-founder and general manager of Vimeo-VHX, a pioneering platform in online self-distribution, allowing content creators to be their own distributor. “Online Self-Distribution” p. 445.
Harold L. Vogel, CEO of Vogel Capital Management; author of essential book Entertainment Industry Economics, long regarded as the definitive book on its topic. “Analyzing Movie Companies” p. 127.
I contributed a chapter on the Chinese film industry but unfortunately, couldn’t attend this exciting event. How risky and unstable this business is! In that chapter, I discussed the LeVision Pictures as one of the 5 leading and promising companies in the Chinese film industry, but the LeVision “Empire” seems to be in a sudden collapse. Can it be viewed as “The Upside of Disruption?” How ironic it is!