Posted by Jon on October 11, 1999 at 15:56:23:
In Reply to: Thru the Grapevine posted by Charles on October 10, 1999 at 00:50:57:
: There's a trend in animation that few people are aware of, especially the great executive powers than run the mega productions. Behind the scenes movers involved in the financing of many entertainment ventures are becoming increasingly aware of the severe management problems we have in many aspects of our industry. The business simply cannot afford to be spending the kind of capital that is being eaten up by the traditional animation executive. Pressure to recoup vested funds and to realize a profit is simply too great. It is a concern that is affecting many aspects of entertainment production and animation is certainly no exception. The successful animation studio of the future will likely be artist owned, working off a production budget that is much more realistic, utilizing methods that are streamlined and result oriented without sacrificing quality, not afraid to innovate, in much greater creative control than ever before and participating in the equity of the properties they generate. That's the distinct impression that I'm getting from those in the know.
The above paragraph may well be the most meaningful paragraph ever to be written on this site.
The American Entertainment Industry is spinning, close to being out of control. Somebody has GOT to get a handle on it, and it has to come from within, and until such time we - The Outsiders Who Should Be Insiders - can only WISH they would listen to our solutions.
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