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John and Craig offer a 101 on how movies make money at theaters, and why a 1948 Supreme Court case changed everything.
Then we look at two recent disruptions to the standard model: Movie Pass and Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky.
We also answer listener questions on waiting periods and creative rights.
- The WGF 2nd Annual Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament is on Friday, October 20th
- Tuff Turf and The Warriors on Wikipedia
- USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program
- United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. on Wikipedia
- The National Association of Theater Owners and CinemaCon (formerly ShoWest) on Wikipedia
- The Wrap asks, Is MoviePass’ $10 Monthly Subscription Deal Too Good to Be True?
- With ‘Logan Lucky,’ Soderbergh Hopes to Change Film’s Business Model from The New York Times
- Party of One by Dave Holmes
- Hellblade, and on Steam
- The Scriptnotes Listeners’ Guide!
- The USB drives!
- John August on Twitter
- Craig Mazin on Twitter
- John on Instagram
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- Outro by Rajesh Naroth (send us yours!)
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UPDATE 9-6-17: The transcript of this episode can be found here.