Edward Jay Epstein

Edward Jay Epstein is the author of The Big Picture: The New Logic of Money and Power in Hollywood. (To read the first chapter, click here.)

The Hollywood Economist
Sept. 6 2005 1:29 PMThe Iger FatwaDoes it mean goodbye to the movies?
The Hollywood Economist
Aug. 22 2005 12:19 PMThe Next Big ThingSony's Blu-Ray DVD.
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Aug. 8 2005 6:13 AMHollywood's Profits, DemystifiedThe real El Dorado is TV.
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July 25 2005 2:48 PMHollywood's Death SpiralThe secret numbers tell the story.
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July 11 2005 3:47 PMRomancing the Hedge FundsHollywood's new golden goose.
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June 27 2005 11:49 AMTom Cruise Inc.The numbers behind his celebrity.
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June 6 2005 1:14 PMDumb MoneyThe madness of movie advertising.
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May 23 2005 6:43 AMNicole Kidman's KneeOr, how the insurance business runs Hollywood.
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May 9 2005 11:11 AMConcessions Are for Girlie MenArnold Schwarzenegger's absurdly advantageous contract for Terminator 3.
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April 25 2005 12:18 PMHow To Finance a Hollywood BlockbusterStart with a German tax shelter.
Foreigners
Nov. 19 2003 12:58 PMPrague RevisitedThe evidence of an Iraq/al-Qaida connection hasn't gone away.
Dialogues
April 1 2003 9:21 AMHavel's Unpublished Correction
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Aug. 29 2005 6:33 AMSend in the AliensThey're the last hope for the foreign box office.
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Aug. 15 2005 5:25 PMSex and the CinemaIn the New Hollywood, it's a liability.
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Aug. 1 2005 9:13 AMHollywood's Death Spiral, Part 2Are movie theaters facing extinction?
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July 18 2005 1:41 PMHidden PersuadersThe secretive research group that helps run the movie business.
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July 5 2005 1:01 PMThe Vanishing Box OfficeA terminal condition.
Summer Movies
June 14 2005 1:37 PMRupert Murdoch Strikes BackHis bold plan to give away 20 million digital video recorders.
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May 31 2005 6:18 AMThe Midas FormulaHow to create a billion-dollar movie franchise.
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May 16 2005 2:55 PMGross MisunderstandingForget about the box office.
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May 3 2005 5:12 AMParanoia for Fun and ProfitHow Disney and Michael Moore cleaned up on Fahrenheit 9/11.
The Hollywood Economist
Sept. 27 2005 6:18 PMHow Did Michael Eisner Make Disney Profitable?Not with cartoons.
Dialogues
April 2 2003 11:00 AMAl-Qaida, Pawn of Nations
Dialogues
March 31 2003 8:59 AMSaddam and Osama

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