01/15/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

American Film Market: With Studios Wary, Investors Come to Hollywood

LOS ANGELES -- When Timmy Thompson, who made a lot of his money in oil field services, took a close look at the movie business a couple of years ago, he saw companies folding, credit collapsing and talent knocked down a peg in the aftermath of a labor war.

In all, it looked like a pretty good place to invest.