“Implosion of the Hollywood System” Vol. 2


NJAM is back in business!  Timmie and Ryan continue their journey through Hollywood History before landing in the present.  Are the studios dying?  Is it already too late?? What is the best part of a Snickers bar??? All will be answered…

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I. Intro 

A. Ryan In Full Host Mode

B. What’s The Deal With Studio Logos?

C. Why Are We Talking About History Again?

II. When We Last Left Hollywood History [00:03:25]

A. The Golden Age Comes Crumbling Down

III. New Hollywood (Est. 1960 – 1985) [00:10:00]

A. Studios Are Bought & Taken Over By Corporations & Conglomerates

B. Film School Gen Takes Over

C. Blockbusters!

IV. Conglomerate Hollywood Age & The Big Six [00:15:05]

A. Studio As Factory System Withers

B. Word Of The Podcast: Horizontal Integration

  • Too Big To Fail
  • The Snickers Equation

C. What Happened To The Golden Age Studios?

  • Paramount = Viacom
  • Warner Bros = Time Warner
  • Columbia = Sony
  • Fox = 21st Century Fox

D. To Round Off The Big Six

  • Walt Disney Studios
  • Universal = NBC/Universal, Comcast

E. All Use UA’s Method Of Being Backer/Distributor Rather Than Real Production Companies

V. Contemporary Hollywood [00:31:33]

A. New Media? #internet

B. TV Is A Big Part Of The Equation

C. Mad World

  • The Interview (2014) was released on Netflix
  • Community is now on Yahoo Screen
  • Netflix has won Emmys for House of Cards
  • HBO is going to release a standalone service this year

VI. What To Do About The Latest “Implosion” [00:36:34]

A. Hollywood Always Evolves

B. Let’s Be Studio Execs!

C. Who Will Be The New Miramax?

D. The Studios Are Doing Just Fine

VII. Mini Segments [01:07:11]

A. NJAM Sees It: American Sniper, The Imitation Game, Selma, Ida, Night Will Fall, The Skeleton Twins, Nightcrawler, Whiplash (2014)

B. Merger Podcast With Gordon Burkell

C. Planning Our Oscar Party

VIII. Conclusions 

A. Related Links

Original Music

The music found in this episode was written and performed by the talented Jesse James.

Audio Editing

This show was edited by Ryan Jacobi.

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