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Tom Rothman Fetes Columbia Pictures Centennial, Talks Quentin Tarantino, Streaming & How To Bring Young Audiences Back To Movie Theaters

Tom Rothman discusses Quentin Tarantino, streaming and how to bring young audiences back to the movies as his Columbia Pictures hits 100 years.

The one that sustained studios forever, where turning movies into tangible culturally relevant entities through aggressive marketing would lead to big ancillary sales through Sony’s output deal with Netflix, the place everyone else had cut off. His argument that Wall Street would soon realize that subscriber growth was a false metric and that profit is the telltale indicator would soon come to roost as the shine came off streaming ventures that have costs rivals billions to build. And for a hundred years through many, many different distribution models, through the advent and eventual extinguishing of the studio system, through the invention and mass adoption of television and then other forms of home entertainment, through the introduction of the VHS, and then HBO and then the 300 channel cable universe.

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