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An Economist on the Oscars

David Berri | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
David Berri

Despite what seems like a clear endorsement by the customers of this industry, the Avengers was ignored by the Oscars. Perhaps this is just because I am an economist, but this strikes me as odd.

'Preposterous And Embarrassing': J.J. Abrams Talks Movie Budgets

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.14.2012 | Entertainment

J.J. Abrams directed big-budget spectacles like "Mission: Impossible 3" and "Star Trek," but even he knows movie costs are out of control. "It is p...

Movie Ticket Sales Hit Record

Los Angeles Times | Josh Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In Hollywood, the math is never simple. Worldwide box-office revenue rose to record levels last year, the studios' main trade group said Wednesday --...