Hollywood's increasing reliance on expensive "tentpole" movies and the rise of high quality cable TV shows are jeopardizing the movie business, says Anne Thompson, author of "The $11 Billion Year". ... more 
Hollywood's increasing reliance on expensive "tentpole" movies and the rise of high quality cable TV shows are jeopardizing the movie business, says Anne Thompson, author of "The $11 Billion Year". Thompson says the studios are hurting their own futures, and the theater chains as well, by moving away from mid-priced pictures in favor of high-risk blockbusters. Meanwhile, Hollywood A-listers are choosing cable TV roles because they can no longer command huge paychecks as box office draws. less 
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