Studios and streamers want to know that there is an "existing audience " already familiar with a title before funding the or production.
It 's is a way for content financiers to cover their bets in a medium where tens of billions of dollars are spent each year chasing viewers around the world.
William Goldman (author of such classics like Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid and The Princess Bride among countless others) famously declared in his book "Adventures on Screen Trade " as when it comes to costumes in Hollywood, " Nobody knows anything.
He was referring to studio managers who think they can predict which movie or TV series titles will attract audiences.
As Amazon spends nearly "$ 500 million on its first season of the 'TV adaptation of Lord of the Rings, Hollywood artists lament the lack of risk-taking once synonymous with the
See an incredibly weird show like Squid Game relocating to the United States and around the world is encouraging as it is reminiscent of bean counters (which in many cases now hold the nod in executive suites in Los Angeles, New York, and around the world. ) that sometimes a good, fresh idea is the best one to bank on.
Avatar and Titanic, two completely original concepts by James Cameron, were once the most successful films of all time.
Then the Star Wars (The Force Awakens) and Marvel Cinematic Universe (Avengers: Endgame) sequels took the top spots.
It's easyunderstand why Hollywood wants to play it safe, but too much of anything (too much reliance on IP content in particular) will choke the creative minds of Los Angeles who have a lot of courage with ideas like Squid Game up their sleeves, if we gives them the chance.
Korea, home of Parasite's Best Picture winner, and now the proud parent of Netflix's Biggest Show in the World, Squid Game - - shouldn't be the only country to roll the dice on original content.
Netflix and all your other financial content beware: Hollywood was once the
Just watch - - instead of paying attention to the larger lesson here (this original content can often perform as well, if not better, than IP) - - Hollywood will instead seek dystopian content, which transformse a children's board game in a fittest survival adventure.
Falls and ladders, someone?