Why TV Is Pummeling the Movie Industry

The short answer, according to TheAtlantic.com, writers are fleeing to the small screen..

The publication reports that even though he’s been in the industry since he was 19, United Talent Agency CEO Jeremy Zimmer is a little surprised by what’s going on in Hollywood: Television is totally outperforming film.

Why has this happened? For one thing, writers have found a better gig in television, Zimmer said in an Atlantic interview in Los Angeles on Thursday.

“There’s been an explosion in appetite for media,” he said. “New players coming in like Amazon and Netflix – people who really believe that in order to drive their technology and drive their online platform, there’s a need for great content.”

Read more at http://www.theatlantic.com/events/archive/2013/09/why-tv-is-pummeling-the-movie-industry/280086/


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