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Top 10 Harshest Lessons 2014 Taught The Entertainment Industry

Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry


This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.

10. Studio interference with directors isn't always a bad thing

9. Science fiction television needs one central idea

8. People don't really want to watch social experiments televised

7. Creators are becoming more powerful than networks

6. The Asian audience will make or break movies

5. You can't make a tentpole Bible movie that pulls in Christian audiences

4. Y.A. book adaptations only work with dystopias

3. You can't put a familiar brand name on a totally different movie and have it still work

2. There's a limit to the value of cross-media synergy 

1. Superheroes are not a genre

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Superheroes really are not a genre.

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