|Release Date: to be announced|
Myriad Pictures, Forest Park Pictures
Status: In Development
Director: David R. Ellis
Screenwriter: Kevin Bernhardt
|Script: Novel Adaptation|
Genre: Action, Thriller
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May 02, 2012 - 04:17
Aucocisco Kid, you're at it again, suggesting that box ofcfie betting parlors are somehow the path to industry salvation. How does either the Cantor or TrendX exchange create a market for film investors when futures can't be sold until long after the pictures are completed? How is it that you would think a studio would ever risk or be better off with public knowledge that it is betting against its own product just weeks before release?Studios can and did sell their backend interests all of the time. We called them hedge fund slate deals. The problem isn't risk management. The problem is low margins. No amount of futures trading (even the real kind, not these dressed-up betting rings) solves what ails the industry: an overall portfolio of mediocre movies made for too much money with too much backend given away to talent. Trading futures on that is like trading for a deck chair on the Titanic you might be more comfortable on your slide into the abyss but it ain't gonna save your tuchus.