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Hollywood meets Wall Street: Author William Stadiem talks Moneywood

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"Reagan was the voice of Wall Street. He was the embodiment of free enterprise and money and success, and that's what the people at the top of Hollywood always wanted," says William Stadiem, author of new book Moneywood.

After 1980s blockbusters like Star Wars and Top Gun, "Hollywood became a target of Wall Street," Stadiem says, "but what they were buying was not the art. They were buying the money."

Reason TV's Tracy Oppenheimer sat down with Stadiem to discuss the business of Hollywood, how Wall Street changed movie making, and why we are living in a golden age of television. 

Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer; camera by Zach Weissmueller and Sharif Matar.

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