“Blockbuster Is Fighting for Survival” Bart Sztykowski Management 3025: Principles of Management, Section 791 5/23/2014 1.) How successful do you predict that Blockbuster’s recent moves (agreements with TiVo and major movie studios) will be? Please explain. Blockbuster is simply too late in its courageous attempts to salvage what is left of its foundation. As is stated in the article, the company used to have a major competitive advantage in terms of movie selection, where, “…customers could browse through thousands of titles…” (Hitt 106).
John Doe Arundel Partners: The Sequel Project 1. Arundel Partners believe that buying movie sequel rights will have a positive NPV because they will make more money producing the sequels than it will cost them to purchase the rights to the sequels. Buying on a film-to-film basis would require a significant more time negotiating the deals for each film and would potentially cost more per film than buying several rights at once. In addition, on a film-by-film basis, the movie studios may demand a higher price based on the estimated performance of the film. 2.
What changes would American Apparel need to make once it became a publicly traded company? Could it maintain its expensive manufacturing base in Los Angeles? Would outsider scrutiny of its CEO, its provocative marketing, and progressive personnel policies and social
a. Investors – this article is concerned about stock prices of Pixar and future potential of the company. Thus, investors should be really interested in possible overvalue of the studio because it may influence there future invests b. Competitors/other Hollywood studios – there is a possibility that Pixar and Disney will not reach a distribution agreement. This situation opens opportunities for other companies and studios to work with Pixar and use benefits of possible agreement. Moreover, Pixar is able to influence on industry distribution and structure c. Shareholders – these part of stakeholders has direct interest in share prices growth that depends on an agreement between Disney and Pixar Furthermore, there are such stakeholders as customers (general public), employees and others who will be influenced by different circumstances of the Disney-Pixar agreement.
IMAX is a brand so they don’t have to pay the same kind of talent that Hollywood has to pay which is really a high percentage of the costs. IMAX films are often educational and entertaining and involve documentaries of natural and scientific wonders. The weaknesses for IMAX include expensive production, it is smaller compare to Hollywood studio, and long term debt. Because of its larger size, printing and distributing, IMAX films are costlier than 35 mm films. IMAX films faced competition from other films produced by studio such as Pixar/Disney that are targeted for families.
Nickelodeons had the advantage of being “cheaper than vaudeville houses and more regularly available than traveling exhibitions”. (McGraw, Hill, 1994:37) However, early directors of the nickelodeon era struggled to tell a story in such a way that could be easily understood (McGraw, Hill, 1994:43). It soon became apparent that relying purely upon an actor’s performance to develop a narrative wouldn’t suffice: "Filmmakers provided few cues to guide the spectator through the action; there was little of the redundancy of narrative information which the classical cinema would habitually provide.” (Bordwell,Staiger, 1981:158) At the forefront of directors who were employing various techniques to resolve these issues was D. W. Griffith. (Barry, 2002:15) ‘The Girl and Her Trust’ (a remake of ‘The Lonedale Operator’) clearly demonstrates this. (Henderson, 1970:132) Despite their near identical storylines, ‘The Girl and Her Trust’ was widely considered by many at the time to be an improvement upon its predecessor: “a comparison quickly shows how far Griffith’s editorial and camera techniques have progressed.” - (Henderson,
In my opinion it will be very hard to balance between the rights of both groups on this issue because there is people for it and people against it. I really don’t see the big problem. I know when peoples make movies that expect to make a big profit. Whether their is peoples who is buying the movies than making lots of copies than selling to peoples cheaper than the original cost of the movie. Nine times out of ten peoples gone go the cheaper way.
The success of a new film can be defined as either commercial success or critical success. Commercial success is more important to mainstream films, whilst critical success is more important to independent films. A good film script for a mainstream film will be simplistic and predictive so that it appeals to mass audiences. Also the film script will belong to a clear genre and will have a structured storyline. If the majority of the population finds the script of a film to be unclear and hard to understand then they will give their friends that feedback and so people won’t go to see the film, which is especially bad for a mainstream film as they cost millions to produce and rely on commercial success.
Studios carefully stage advertising campaigns with posters, press interviews, billboards and sneak previews before a movie's official open over a weekend or holiday. A schedule is designed to facilitate simultaneous openings in thousands of movie theaters across the country. Extra advertising and timing of the opening maximize exposure and boost audience attendance. As a result, higher sales figures for a movie's open can
And the costs of complying and some additional costs such as audit fees can be very high, especially for small firms. Furthermore, if the IPO fails JetBlue will lose money. This makes the IPO process time consuming and expensive. Finally, the future benefits of being listed are not guaranteed. After weighting the costs and benefits of going public, in my opinion, private placement would be a better idea for JetBlue to raise funds particularly following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, because private placement is less expensive, less time consuming and do not need for registration, and at the same time, JetBlue can also raise funds quickly through private placement.