Нежно люблю жанр «индустриальный монолог Чацкого»: https://theankler.com/p/the-2021-showbiz-state-of-the-union
> If Hollywood's biggest show had lost three-quarters of its audience in half a decade, you would expect that a community interested in audiences would pull a few fire alarms. (...) Instead, we get, it will bounce back next year. (...) Which is like a President of the United States saying, my approval ratings might be in the toilet, but hey, all politicians are down.
> 'Gen Z Ranks Watching TV, Movies as Fifth Among Top 5 Entertainment Activities'. (...) Queen's Gambit got some buzz and Mandalorian is a hit, but does this really feel like where the center of gravity is? In a world of TikTok and Twitch and Roblox and YouTube? (…) Will they grow up and learn how to sit quietly and watch TV series? (...) Jut ask the newspaper industry.
> The Great Streaming War is on, our studios are (with one exception) betting their futures on winning at least part of it. (...) They are mostly turning off the spigot on the flow of revenue from (...) the rides, the toys, the cruises, etc etc. (...) Let's take it as a given that Netflix and Disney have reached escape velocity. (...) Let’s say that Warners and NBC/Uni come together. (...) Does Paramount sink or swim? (...) How long will streamers pay a premium for Sony to serve as an intermediary (…) when... they've got phones?
> [Hollywood] has amassed a extraordinary level of expertise, (...) from finance to lighting to make up to writing, directing, agenting, marketing to feeding the crew. (...) The vast middle, from a financial perspective, is the very thing that tech companies were designed to eliminate. (…) There is no knowing where the next hit will come from. But you know where it won’t come from: doing more of the same. (...) The winner of the streaming wars will be the one with the highest tolerance for failure.