The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System

3.47 avg rating
( 127 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780062218018: The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System

"This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry. It's not the whole story, but it's a mosaic of what went on, and why, and of where things are heading."

What changed in one Hollywood year to produce a record-breaking box office after two years of decline? How can the Sundance Festival influence a film's fate, as it did for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Searching for Sugar Man, which both went all the way to the Oscars? Why did John Carter misfire and The Hunger Games succeed? How did maneuvers at festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, and New York and at conventions such as CinemaCon and Comic-Con benefit Amour, Django Unchained, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Misérables, The Life of Pi, The Avengers, Lincoln, and Argo? What jeopardized Zero Dark Thirty's launch? What role does gender bias still play in the industry? What are the ten things that changed the 2012 Oscar race?

When it comes to film, Anne Thompson, a seasoned reporter and critic, addresses these questions and more on her respected daily blog, Thompson on Hollywood. Each year, she observes the Hollywood machine at work: the indies at Sundance, the exhibitors' jockeying at CinemaCon, the international scene at Cannes, the summer tentpoles, the fall's "smart" films and festivals, the family-friendly and big films of the holiday season, and the glamour of the Oscars®. Inspired by William Goldman's classic book The Season, which examined the overall Broadway scene through a production-by-production analysis of one theatrical season, Thompson had long wanted to apply a similar lens to the movie business. When she chose 2012 as "the year" to track, she knew that box-office and DVD sales were declining, production costs were soaring, and the digital revolution was making big waves, but she had no idea that events would converge to bring radical structural movement, record-setting box-office revenues, and what she calls "sublime moviemaking."

Though impossible to mention all 670-plus films released in 2012, Thompson includes many in this book, while focusing on the nine Best Picture nominees and the personalities and powers behind them. Reflecting on the year, Thompson concludes, "The best movies get made because filmmakers, financiers, champions, and a great many gifted creative people stubbornly ignore the obstacles. The question going forward is how adaptive these people are, and how flexible is the industry itself?"

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Anne Thompson, who launched Indiewire's daily film blog Thompson On Hollywood for Variety in 2007, has covered the Hollywood beat for more than twenty-five years, writing for monthly, weekly, bi-weekly, and daily publications. For seven years she wrote the Risky Business column for the LA Weekly (and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate), followed by Filmmaker magazine and The Hollywood Reporter, where she also founded their first blog, Riskybiz, in 2005. Before that, she was West Coast Editor for Premiere, Empire, and Film Comment, and Senior Writer at Entertainment Weekly. She has also reported on film for the magazines Vanity Fair, More, Wired, Sight and Sound, Filmmaker, and New York, as well as for the newspapers the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune, the London Observer, and the Washington Post. Thompson currently hosts Sneak Previews at UCLA Extension, moderates and participates on industry panels, and does media interviews, especially at Oscar time, for such networks as MSNBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN. Born and raised in Manhattan, she now lives in Los Angeles. The $11 Billion Year is her first book.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Thompson, Anne
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EYDQW0034E7

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 1.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Thompson, Anne
Published by Newmarket for It Books
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 20
Seller
Paseo Books
(Mesa, AZ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newmarket for It Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062218018 New. Bookseller Inventory # Z0062218018ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Thompson, Anne
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800622180181.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Thompson, Anne
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800622180180000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Thompson, Anne
Published by Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins Publishers. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0062218018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Thompson, Anne
Published by Newmarket for It Books (2014)
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newmarket for It Books, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062218018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Thompson, Anne
Published by Harpercollins (2014)
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Commerce, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harpercollins, 2014. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780062218018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Thompson, Anne
Published by Newmarket for It Books 2014-03-04 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
M and N Media
(Acworth, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newmarket for It Books 2014-03-04, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062218018 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0062218018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Thompson, Anne
Published by Newmarket for It Books
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Movie Mars
(Indian Trail, NC, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Newmarket for It Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062218018 Brand New Book. Ships from the United States. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee!. Bookseller Inventory # 16560728

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Thompson, Anne
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0062218018 ISBN 13: 9780062218018
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2014. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 231 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. This chronicle of 2012 is a slice of what happened during a watershed year for the Hollywood movie industry. It s not the whole story, but it s a mosaic of what went on, and why, and of where things are heading. What changed in one Hollywood year to produce a record-breaking box office after two years of decline? How can the Sundance Festival influence a film s fate, as it did for Beasts of the Southern Wild and Searching for Sugar Man, which both went all the way to the Oscars? Why did John Carter misfire and The Hunger Games succeed? How did maneuvers at festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), Cannes, Telluride, Toronto, and New York and at conventions such as CinemaCon and Comic-Con benefit Amour, Django Unchained, Moonrise Kingdom, Silver Linings Playbook, Les Miserables, The Life of Pi, The Avengers, Lincoln, and Argo? What jeopardized Zero Dark Thirty s launch? What role does gender bias still play in the industry? What are the ten things that changed the 2012 Oscar race?When it comes to film, Anne Thompson, a seasoned reporter and critic, addresses these questions and more on her respected daily blog, Thompson on Hollywood. Each year, she observes the Hollywood machine at work: the indies at Sundance, the exhibitors jockeying at CinemaCon, the international scene at Cannes, the summer tentpoles, the fall s smart films and festivals, the family-friendly and big films of the holiday season, and the glamour of the Oscars(r). Inspired by William Goldman s classic book The Season, which examined the overall Broadway scene through a production-by-production analysis of one theatrical season, Thompson had long wanted to apply a similar lens to the movie business. When she chose 2012 as the year to track, she knew that box-office and DVD sales were declining, production costs were soaring, and the digital revolution was making big waves, but she had no idea that events would converge to bring radical structural movement, record-setting box-office revenues, and what she calls sublime moviemaking. Though impossible to mention all 670-plus films released in 2012, Thompson includes many in this book, while focusing on the nine Best Picture nominees and the personalities and powers behind them. Reflecting on the year, Thompson concludes, The best movies get made because filmmakers, financiers, champions, and a great many gifted creative people stubbornly ignore the obstacles. The question going forward is how adaptive these people are, and how flexible is the industry itself?. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780062218018

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 21.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book