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Waking the Dead

Posted By Stephen Simon On April 4, 2008 @ 12:00 am In Inspirational Media | 1 Comment

One of our subscribers at The Spiritual Cinema Circle [1]recently left an entry on our message boards that included “I just wish Hollywood would wake up.”

That would require much more of a resurrection than an alarm clock. Waking the dead is still quite a challenge for us mere mortals.

Truly, the Hollywood system is not something that can be fixed. I heard a phrase once that is an appropriate metaphor here: love bounces, trust breaks. Once something has been as shattered as the Hollywood system is, it truly cannot be fixed. It needs to be replaced by something cellularly different.

What that will look like is still being distilled in the ethers. We are now in the swing between the world of film that once was and the world that will be. I do know is that the process of making and distributing films is going to look radically different 5-10 years from now.

Some thoughts:

At least half the movie theaters now being operated will shutter or be used for different purposes. The initial point of film distribution will be in people’s homes. The days of the great Hollywood stars are numbered. Don’t be surprised if Tom Hanks is the last of his breed.

Other ideas? Please share. Together, we’re going to figure this out

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