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‘We await filmdom’s Justin Bieber…’ — Hollywood’s New Abnormal and the Death of the Movie Star

Ed Driscoll looks at Hollywood insider Lynda Obst’s new book about how the entertainment business has changed:

Obst explains the formula for ‘The New Abnormal” thusly:

1. You must have heard of the title before; it must have preawareness.

2. It must sell overseas.

3. It should generate a Franchise and/ or Sequel (also a factor of 1 and 2).

And when you’ve got franchises and sequels, you have much less need for expensive, temperamental superstars


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