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05/03/2011 12:43 pm ET | Updated Jul 03, 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead: Hollywood Scrambles To Capitalize On Bin Laden's Death

When a huge, upbeat national story breaks -- pilot makes emergency landing, child is rescued from well -- movie and TV producers clear their schedules to try to find a way to instantly capitalize on it. And what's more upbeat then the death of the world's most wanted terrorist? "We're hungry for heroes," says Discovery Channel chief Clark Bunting. "Look at what happened with the Captain Sullenberger story [the rights to which were bought by Indiana Jones producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall]. We're more about rhetoric and infighting than remembering who we are and where we came from. And this story has the underpinnings of heroics and courage that were instrumental in the founding of this country." USA! USA! However, patriotism aside and Hollywood reality in the forefront, what kind of projects actually will get made out of this? Is a movie actually likely, on big screens or little? Or is this a story just for news and reality TV? We surveyed movie and TV execs to find out.

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