Is Hollywood doomed?
Lecture about the subject above with Rob Long on the 15th of May, 2014, at Room #34.
In its remarkabe history Hollywood has seen off a numerous challenges to its cultural dominance. But now it faces multiple threats to its existence: the internet, piracy, Bollywood, and state-subsidised film studios.
Rob Long, a Hollywood writer and producer, believes its demise is inevitable and that attempts to breathe new life into the Hollywood studio system are consequently doomed to fail. He began his career writing and producing TV’s long-running “Cheers,” and served as co-executive producer in its final season. During his time on the series, “Cheers” received two Emmy Awards, and two Golden Globe awards. Mr. Long has been twice nominated for an Emmy Award, and has received a Writers Guild of America award. He continues to work in film and television in Los Angeles.
He is a contributing editor of National Review, and an opinion editor at the Los Angeles Times. He also writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal and the BBC Radio Times (UK).