Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predict ‘massive implosion’ in film industry http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/13/4425486/steven-spielberg-george-lucas-usc-film-industry-massive-implosion Lucas: Movies will become like Broadway, high-end sophisticated, expensive, few theaters, event-driven
- Rest will be Internet TV, similar to cable and broadcast, but wider variety, more experimentation, niche
- Lucas: "But out of that chaos will come some really amazing things. And right now there's amazing opportunities for young people coming into the industry to say, ‘Hey, I think I'm going to do this and there's nobody to stop me.' It's all because the gatekeepers have been killed." (read more at links above)
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