Scriptnotes-subscribe1Hollywood'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, The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood and The Hollywood Economist: The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies. 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:


Link: John August: How movie money works

[via FilmmakerIQ]