Media The Business of Hollywood with Reason's Ted Balaker, MPI's Frayda Levy, Lionsgate's Michael Burns, and Disney's Jim Jimirro


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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  2. You guys are so boring…. you should all realize by now Rome is not the philosopher’s choirs; it is a bloody heart ripped from the chest of a defeated opponent; held to the sky as the cheers of a thousand onlookers crescendo with the final beat of a heartbeat!

    Men and Women of Hollywood; entertainers none the less, you should know such things by now! You should know not to bore us with the vindictive rantings of a Russian wench whose loins were a fowl as the lowliest depths of Mordor! You all provide the necks for the next public execution. Well done.

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