The Business of Hollywood

At Reason Goes Hollywood, our 40th anniversary bash held November 14-15, 2008 in Los Angeles,'s Ted Balaker led a lively discussion on "The Business of Hollywood," especially as it pertains to creative work that challenges a stultifying left-liberal consenus in movie industry.

Panelists included Moving Picture Institute co-founder (and Reason Foundation supporter) Frayda Levy, Lionsgate Entertainment vice chairman Michael Burns, and Disney Channel co-founder Jim Jimirro. The conversation covered ground ranging from the Atlas Shrugged movie to Mad Men to the effect of popular culture on political attitudes.

Approximately 40 minutes.

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