Topic: Chris Lanier
On Wednesday, DirecTV airs the first of its 'premium video on demand' films, bringing major Hollywood movies – that debuted only 60 to 70 days before – to a living room near you.
The film industry is fighting proposals to create a 'futures exchange' for investors speculating on Hollywood box office profits and losses. No word yet on who has the screen rights.
The box office may not be recession-proof this time.