Rob Long, who cut his teeth on a little television show called Cheers, is one of the most interesting writers on Hollywood and the entertainment industry out there. What he has to say about the current state of the movie business is eye-opening:
“…the entire entertainment industry—the whole show business economy—is built on the shaky premise that people still want to sit and watch in numbers large enough to keep everyone in Hollywood driving fancy cars and living in fancy houses, to keep everyone in Hollywood rich.
“Except: unlimited bandwidth + unlimited storewidth = some people are going to have to get into another line of work.”
Guess I won’t be moving to LA to write million-dollar screenplays any time soon.