Why Hollywood Is Back to Normal: Why Hollywood’s Rise Is a Real Problem
Hollywood, for its part, is beginning to acknowledge that it needs to do better.
The studios are looking at ways to improve, like launching a new distribution arm, or developing a new feature film, or putting out some new content, or launching a TV series, or building a theater chain, or making the movies on demand, or opening up more of the moviegoing experience.
“We are not the only ones who are trying to make movies,” said Jennifer Lopez, the actor who starred in the critically acclaimed documentary about the rise of the film industry in Hollywood.
“You need to have a whole range of ideas to try to figure out how to get those people back.”
This isn’t a new phenomenon: The Hollywood Reporter has been tracking the rise in moviesgoing for years, and in 2012 the New York Times reported that in 2010, there were about 1.4 million moviegoing households.
And the new wave of big movies, like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises, is expected to make Hollywood a little more accessible to a wider audience than it’s ever been.
But it’s not all bad news.
The problem isn’t just that moviegoing is getting a little less expensive.
The biggest problem is that the studios are not making enough movies.
This year alone, there are more than a dozen major films, including a string of high-profile hits that are not yet in theaters, that have been delayed.
The moviegoing market has grown by about 40 percent since 2008.
The most recent estimates peg the market at $17 billion, a 30 percent increase from just five years ago.
And it’s only going to get bigger.
The new movies are being made in a time when the average person is spending $3,800 on movies a year, which has made the industry’s profitability almost impossible to predict.
This is especially true for big-budget movies that are still being released.
“It’s not like it’s an anomaly,” said Robert Sheehan, the director of the Center for Media, Culture, and Democracy at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
“I think there’s a tendency to assume that if there’s only a few movies coming out, it’s going to be a boom.”
The big problem, Sheeham added, is that there’s no incentive for filmmakers to make more movies.
“The only thing that’s incentivizing them to make them is that people are spending money on them,” he said.
“They’re not going to make the movie if people don’t pay for it.”
Hollywood is going through a time of unprecedented demand.
“With so many people looking for entertainment, there’s been this demand that you need to make it,” said Steven Levy, a professor of media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“But there’s not really any incentive to do so.”
There are two big reasons why studios are going to struggle to make films: They need to release new films on a regular basis, and the studios can’t make the money they need to do that on the backs of their biggest movies.
That’s because, for all the new movies, they’re not getting the distribution deals they need.
“There’s no real incentive to make those movies, because you have to get them on the big screen,” said David M. Rosenthal, a film professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication Arts and Sciences.
And that means there are no big movies on the horizon, and there are few new movies on screen.
“At some point, the movies will be so expensive, you can’t afford them,” said Michael Lutz, a senior fellow at the conservative Hoover Institution.
But that’s not the case right now.
“What is happening right now is that studios are being more creative with the films that they’re making,” Lutz said.
There’s a lot of hope.
In the coming months, there will be more than 30 new releases, including two of the big ones: a film by the American writer-director David Cronenberg, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and a drama starring Jennifer Lawrence, starring Bradley Cooper, in which the actor plays a middle-aged woman.
But these films, which are being produced by the big studios, are being put out by independent studios, which means they aren’t necessarily a direct threat to the industry as a whole.
“Independent studios are putting out a lot more movies this year than they’ve ever put out in the last 10 years,” said Kevin Roose, an editor at Deadline.
“That’s an indication that they are starting to realize that, yeah, there is a need for the movies they’re producing.”
So, for example, Universal is working with a number of filmmakers, including Amy Berg, the creator of the cult film The Girl on the Train, to create a feature film about the birth of the modern movie.
The film, The Lady in the Van, is a