Arundel Partners: The Sequel Project Case Study Executive Summary In April 1992, an innovative idea was proposed that would capitalize on characteristics of the film industry. The proposal came from the fact that producing and distributing motion pictures is a risky business and predicting the success of any film was difficult. The proposed venture was to create an investment group, Arundel Partners, which would purchase the sequel rights associated with films produced by one or many American film studios. Arundel Partners pays to obtain the sequel rights, even before the original movie is in production. Based on profitability of the original film, only a few films will become sequels.
The following write-up is an analytical review of the situation and suggests possible ways of handling the situation from the perspective of Walt Disney Company. Situation Analysis: 1. Competition in Industry: The animation films generated highest returns among all movie genres and hence attracted lot of competition. Moreover, with increasing access to technology the barriers to entry were further reducing. Walt Disney and Pixar faced competition from Sony, Fox, Lucasfilm, DreamWorks, Paramount, MGM, Universal etc.
At the time of Willy’s failure the American Dream was the idea of social success and popularity along with huge wealth and consumerist goods such as a nice car, a top branded fridge, a tape recorder, etc. Owning these goods was a visible sign that indicated to the rest of America an individual’s success and wealth; the material goods represented your personal achievements. Also, the ownership of these items was the affirmation that you had succeeded and made something of your life. At the time the play was written it was harder than ever to climb the corporate ladder and this fuelled
John D. Rockefeller used his political and legal power, brought on by his great wealth, to increase his monopoly, buying out small companies to decrease competition, and forcing railroads to favor his corporation. As a consequence of these actions, the government sought to rein in his power by enacting the Sherman Antitrust Act, forever changing the laws by which corporations comply. Standard Oil not only encouraged more railroads being built near production factories, but the entire oil industry has had signiﬁcant impact on our environment. According to the text “Standard Oil Trust and its successor companies have contributed between 4.7 and 5.2 percent of worldwide carbon dioxide emissions.” By the widespread use of high-quality kerosene brought on by Rockefeller, population’s entire lifestyles forever changed, too. People were free to enjoy activities after sundown, work into the night, and be increasingly productive.
The studios had to churn these films out because of public demand, The suits funded these lesser projects with a limited budget. The private eye, the detective, etc, all pulp fiction or B-grade films, the term Hollywood used for the support for their main
The black culture symbolises power and I can see why most, commercial mass media and cultural industries inclusive of sports company's want to be apart or have control in this market, as it is a multi-billion dollar investment. Turn on the television to see the Oscar winning movies influenced by Malcolm X, the pro-basketball players who still try to be the next Michael Jordan, the white boys influenced by Michael Jackson or finally an addiction to hit a power ballad like Aretha
Companies fought the government and the courts for the right to become incorporated and to reap its many benefits. Capitalism has adapted in order to continue making profits. Capitalism was the primary reason for the shift from Fordism to Post-Fordism, as Post-Fordism was a more efficient model of production meaning greater profits. Capitalism requires ever expanding markets and constantly evolving methods of production, lest it cease to exist (Marx & Engels, 1848). In order to achieve this a production revolution of sorts took place in many advanced economies, countries shifted from Fordism to Post-Fordism.
The typical thought of the average American is that America is a melting pot and culture is only imported into America when in reality American Culture is an Export and companies like Coke, McDonalds, and Walmart are proving this fact. Richard Pells goes into further detail by describing Hollywood entrepreneurs as immigrant entrepreneurs. Richard Pells argument on Hollywood could not be more wrong. There are numerous flaws in his opinions on Hollywood not to mention the other arguments in the essay. This essay has
Are TV Talent-Shows Ruining the Music Industry? In the twenty-first century, fame can be achieved with merely a computer and a decent wifi signal; yet in the world of music, TV talent-shows such as The X Factor are often considered the number one scheme for overnight success. However, as success in these staged, meretricious shows increases almost anyone’s chances of victory in the charts, (as well as sudden unnecessary amounts of media coverage), have they also become detrimental to the music industry itself? There is no doubt that talent shows like X Factor offer successful competitors an open door into the music industry, and a chance to become recognised. Many opposers of TV talent shows will argue that a show like X Factor is the wrong way to kickstart a career in music; Elton John has frequently protested 'The X Factor', warning contestants of the false image it gives of a career in music: "TV vaults you to superstardom and then you have to back it up.
How is Navistar International different from its competitors? Navistar is different from its competitors because it faces strict noise and safety regulations on its production. Also this company has a huge millionaire contract with the government of United States, something that none of its competitors have. The following graph shows you the movements of earnings per share during the last year. Navistar International Corporation (NAV) Stock Chart $45.79 0.75 1.61% 833,668 Shares Traded | Date | Close/Last | Volume | 20 Day Moving Avg | Earnings Up | Earnings Down