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The Hollywood Economist
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Hollywood meets Freakonomics

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Edward Jay Epstein, who wrote the "Hollywood Economist" column for Slate, is the author of The Big Picture- Money and Power in Hollywood, as well as many other books. He writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, and he lives in New York City. His website is edwardjayepstein.com

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PRAISE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD ECONOMIST

"The answer to [the] mysteries of modern-day film financing can be found in The Hollywood Economist, Edward Jay Epstein's latest foray into the seamy underbelly of Hollywood spreadsheets."
--The Wall Street Journal "[A] terrific job.... There's fun to be had in knowing specifics, and Epstein offers plenty."
--Entertainment Weekly "Mr Epstein tells some good stories."
--The Economist PRAISE FOR EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN'S THE BIG PICTURE "A rich adventure that will change the way you look at movies."
--BusinessWeek

"Edward Jay Epstein is here to tell us that when it comes to Hollywood these days, we've got it all wrong."
--The Washington Post Book World

"One of the virtues of The Big Picture is Mr. Epstein's astonishing access to numbers that movie studios go to great lengths to keep secret....A groundbreaking work that explains the inner workings of the game."
--The Wall Street Journal

"Hollywood has needed one of these for a long time--a user's manuel. This one could not be more complete....[Grade] A."
--Entertainment Weekly

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