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RobertoOrtiz
03-13-2006, 04:54 AM
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"With marketing budgets getting fine-tooth scrutiny, the cost of shuttling in big-name stars and execs and striking a film product reel -- which can run into the millions of dollars -- may not be getting enough bang for the buck.

"They have fallen victim to the same trend that awards shows have fallen to," says DreamWorks marketing toppertopper (http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout=slanguage_result&slang=topper&page=Slanguage&display=topper) Terry Press. "When you can see stars 24/7 on television, a bunch of celebs sitting on a dais does not have the same glamour as it once did. For a mom and pop exhibitor, this was the closest they could get to a movie star. Now, we know too much about movie stars.""

http://www.variety.com/VR1117939569.html

-R

Slurry
03-13-2006, 01:23 PM
It's funny how when an industry feeds on itself (Entertainment mags and shows) in attempt to make more money and boost it's presence, it ultimately ends up detstoying itself. (maybe a little over the top :)

I am noticing something similar with media industries as well. There are so many schools everywhere, trying to make a buck off training (churning out) students for new media (internet), video games and film that the market gets saturated with too many employees.

Art

CGmonkey
03-13-2006, 01:32 PM
There's a market outside the US aswell - where we're not spoon fed with that shit :)

tecton3d
03-13-2006, 01:33 PM
It's funny how when an industry feeds on itself (Entertainment mags and shows) in attempt to make more money and boost it's presence, it ultimately ends up detstoying itself. (maybe a little over the top :)

I am noticing something similar with media industries as well. There are so many schools everywhere, trying to make a buck off training (churning out) students for new media (internet), video games and film that the market gets saturated with too many employees.

Art

... consequently destroying the average level of the "quality" of said employees

slaughters
03-13-2006, 06:38 PM
...There are so many schools everywhere, trying to make a buck off training (churning out) students for new media (internet), video games and film that the market gets saturated with too many employees...Nothing really different here. It's cyclic and changes from profession to profession. It happened to doctors and lawyers in the 80's, and computer programmers in the late 90's.

X profession gets a lot of hype. X to the 100th power number of people flood that industry. A couple of years go by then the next big, "Make a quick buck" profession gets hyped.

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