Monthly Archives: November 2007

The Art of Film Financing

We’ve heard plenty about mysterious accounting practices in the film industry so I was very curious to hear what the suits have to say about financing films at the American Film Market. For an avid moviegoer and cultural critic like myself, going to the AFM Finance Conference is like glimpsing… More

The Folly of Trying to Own Fashion

Imagine if blues great B.B. King were able to prevent other artists from imitating his signature riffs, or Einstein’s estate could prevent scientists from using E=MC2 without first getting permission or paying a royalty. The blues would languish as an art form. Theoretical physics would remain stuck in the 19th… More