Hollywood Mega-Producer Mike Medavoy: Marvel vs Auteur Debate Is About Balancing Business and Art | PRO Insight

So are the best days of cinema, as defined by Coppola, Scorsese, Kubrick and others, over? It doesn’t have to be

Lost in all the Hollywood buzz over the recent comments made by Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola is a topic worth discussing — the future of the movie industry.

After all, it’s a business, not just an art form. And there always has been debate over what makes great cinema.

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Mike Medavoy

Sample some of the best American films over the past forty years and there's a good chance Mike Medavoy played a role in the success of many of them. From agent to studio chief to producer, he has been involved with over 300 feature films, of which 17 have been nominated and 7 have won Best Picture Oscars, as well as numerous international film festival awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Medavoy is co-founder of Orion Pictures, former chairman of TriStar Pictures, former head of production for United Artists and current chairman and CEO of Phoenix Pictures.