The producers’ view – VII

Marshall Herskovitz (of TV show “Thirty Something” fame) notes that independent producers no longer exist! Hmm, if true, and I think it is, then is a call for a return to that era like closing the barn door after the horse has escaped? Artists are now employees he argues and believes this is a detriment to society. Surprisingly not a lot of applause from the audience – perhaps because he is stating the obvious? Nonetheless, it needs to have been stated. He concludes by contending that independents could be profitable but if so, then what is driving consolidation? Does Wall Street have it so wrong?

2006 Review of the Media Ownership Rules