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 Slate Gist
Dec. 12 2006 1:22 PMThe Polonium ConnectionWe have to find out where it came from.
The Hollywood Economist
March 27 2006 3:04 PMPushing the Pseudo-Reality EnvelopeHow product placement will fund the future of movies.
The Hollywood Economist
March 13 2006 4:12 PMWal-Mart and the Shanghai PiratesHollywood's newest business model?
The Hollywood Economist
Feb. 21 2006 4:52 PMThe Oscar DeceptionArt flicks make beautiful decoys.
The Hollywood Economist
Feb. 6 2006 12:35 PMThe End of OriginalityOr, why Michael Bay's The Island failed at the box office.
The Hollywood Economist
Jan. 23 2006 6:40 AMGross HysteriaDo the studios really overpay top talent like Peter Jackson?
The Hollywood Economist
Jan. 9 2006 1:03 PMHollywood's New ZombieThe last days of Blockbuster.
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Dec. 26 2005 7:48 AMHollywood's New YearMy predictions for 2006.
The Hollywood Economist
Dec. 12 2005 12:58 PMThe Schizoid Split in MoviesWill digital effects ruin Hollywood?
The Hollywood Economist
Nov. 28 2005 12:21 PMDownloading for DollarsThe future of Hollywood has arrived.
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Nov. 14 2005 4:15 PMMovies for AdultsWhy Hollywood won't make them anytime soon.
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Oct. 31 2005 3:29 PMThe World According to HollywoodPushing the reality envelope.
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Oct. 17 2005 2:49 PMNeither the Power Nor the GloryWhy Hollywood leaves originality to the indies.
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Oct. 3 2005 11:48 AMBreaking Up Is Hard To DoWhy Pixar can't leave Disney.
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Sept. 19 2005 1:49 PMHollywood's Biggest BlundersInexplicable decisions of the new moguls.
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April 3 2006 4:28 PMThe Hollywood Dick DilemmaSumner Redstone's answer to the Pellicano affair.
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March 20 2006 4:04 PMHollywood's Tokyo GodfathersHow Japan enabled the re-invention of Hollywood.
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March 6 2006 4:01 PMCan You Clone a Movie Star?A report from Hollywood's digital frontier.
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Feb. 13 2006 2:51 PMNorthern ExpenditureWhy are so many movies still being shot in Canada?
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Jan. 30 2006 10:39 AMThe $6 Billion ManWhy Disney paid a premium for Pixar's creative guru.
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Jan. 16 2006 12:00 PMThe Starlet's DilemmaThe Golden Ageism of Hollywood.
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Jan. 2 2006 2:20 PMThe Popcorn Palace EconomyThe thirsty moviegoer fuels the business.
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Dec. 19 2005 3:43 PMMeltdownThe real reason why Paramount bought DreamWorks.
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Dec. 5 2005 1:19 PMHollywood's New Axis of EvilWhy do businessmen wear the black hat?
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Nov. 21 2005 12:58 PMHollywood's Big LossNo more free money from Germany.
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Nov. 7 2005 2:28 PMGames That Moguls PlaySumner Redstone's next move.
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Oct. 24 2005 1:12 PMWill Mark Cuban (Finally) Revolutionize Hollywood?His plan to break the video window.
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Oct. 10 2005 7:11 AMThe Great IllusionistHarvey Weinstein rides again.
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Sept. 26 2005 11:02 AMThe War for the Couch PotatoIt's cable vs. satellite.
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Sept. 12 2005 1:24 PMThe Indie GameThe secret to success is a Hollywood star.

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Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
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Oct. 21 2014 9:42 PM The All The President’s Men Scene That Perfectly Captured Ben Bradlee’s Genius
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