Broken Hollywood: The Bizâ€™s Top Players Call Out Ways Industry Needs to Change
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VarietyÂ feels it best that our readers hear whatâ€™s on the minds of the media businessâ€™s best and brightest in their own words. Weâ€™ve put the phrase â€śBroken Hollywoodâ€ť on our cover to reflect the candor with which the 22 luminaries we interviewed spoke. They werenâ€™t shy about addressing the industryâ€™s most pressing problems, which run the gamut from a declining movie audience â€” particularly among the vital younger demographic â€” and falling ratings in broadcast and cable TV, to an unacceptable lack of diversity in the creative ranks and executive suites, and inadequate audience measurement across platforms.
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Nina Jacobson, producer, â€śThe Hunger Gamesâ€ť:Â There is a shortage of opportunity for young people, and a resulting shortage of fresh blood. There are so few jobs and so few junior-level jobs. People who have jobs stay in them longer. Consequently, there arenâ€™t as many opportunities as there used to be for people to get their foot in the door and for the business to be energized by youth.