I love movies, not so much the film industry. I love the creative process and admire the vison of a great artist transferred to the screen. The industry, which has always pretty much put commerce over art, is somehow more focused on commerce and less on art than ever before, which stinks for the real creative talents around. The current state of the film industry, and a treatise on what may be ahead, is covered expertly in The Big Picture – The Fight for the Future of Movies by Ben Fritz

About The Big Picture – The Fight for the Future of Movies by Ben Fritz:

“Ben Fritz chronicles the dramatic shakeup of America’s film industry, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He offers us an unprecedented look deep inside a Hollywood studio to explain why sophisticated movies for adults are an endangered species while franchises and super-heroes have come to dominate the cinematic landscape. And through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others, he reveals how the movie business is being reinvented. Despite the destruction of the studios’ traditional playbook, Fritz argues that these seismic shifts signal the dawn of a new heyday for film. The Big Pictureshows the first glimmers of this new golden age through the eyes of the creative mavericks who are defining what entertainment will look like in the new era.”

It’s not all bleak, the rush of cash to ensure streaming services have plenty of new content has created a new way for the most visionary filmmakers to find a platform.

The Big Picture – The Fight for the Future of Movies by Ben Fritz is available from Amazon and other fine booksellers everywhere.