“From her unique perch as a maker of real movies—not sequels, prequels, or reboots—Lynda Obst explains why the movies we all loved growing up don't get made anymore. With her sharp wit, she gives an inside account of how the industry has changed but also offers hope that Hollywood will meet the challenges of the digital age and the global marketplace. If you love movies, this is a must read.” – Arianna Huffington
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Brentwood - Lynda Obst discusses and signs "Sleepless in Hollywood"
Movies just aren't what they used to be. That seems the prevailing opinion, at least, as every year sees the release of yet another superhero movie, another toy mined from our nostalgia and turned into a big-budget, special effects laden beast, or a re-telling of a story we already know and maybe love (Total Recall or Footloose, anyone?). What's going on? Why are movies getting bigger and more expensive, but overall, just worse?
Sleepless in Hollywood might have the answer. Combining her years of experience as a Hollywood producer with interviews of the bright and talented people she knows, Lynda Obst explains why the massive movie-making machine has stalled. She explains how everything from the DVD collapse to the Writer's Strike of 2007, from overseas markets to the rise of quality television programs like Homeland and Mad Men, has ushered in an era that she calls the "New Abnormal."
Lynda Obst began in films working with Peter Guber at Casablanca, where she developed Flashdance. She worked with David Geffen at Geffen Films, then began as a producer and teamed with Debra Hill at Hill/Obst, where she worked on such films as Adventures in Babysitting and The Fisher King. She produced Nora Ephron’s directing debut, This Is My Life, and Sleepless in Seattle among sixteen movies at various studios. She is executive producer of TVland’s Hot In Cleveland and is producing TV and movies from her office at Sony.
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