The New Abnormal Movie Business in Hollywood

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tp131231sleepless.jpgIn our final Talking Point segment today involves a conversation back in July about a sea change in the movie business. Former reporter Linda Obst became a novelist, then turned to producing more than 16 feature films, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Fisher King, The Seige and One Fine Day. She's written about her experience in the entertainment industry in Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales from the New Abnormal in the Movie Business, about why the big movie studios have become addicted to comic book characters and sequels and turn a deaf ear to original ideas.