Where the Money Goes in Hollywood
Hollywood’s accounting practices are so infamously convoluted that you could write a book on them. Two, in fact: author Edward Jay Epstein has written two books on the topic, [easyazon-link asin="0812973828"]The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood[/easyazon-link] and [easyazon-link asin="1933633840"]The Hollywood Economist: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies[/easyazon-link] (with an [easyazon-link asin="1612190502"]update of the latter[/easyazon-link] on the way). I read his first book, but by this point my memory’s a bit hazy, so listening to the latest episode of the Script Notes podcast by screenwriters John August and Craig Mazin was a great refresher on the topic of where the money goes in Hollywood.
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They also published this handy chart:
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