Tech Takes Hollywood: How Amazon’s MGM Buy Signals a New Order in the Content Game

Tech giant’s acquisition of a legacy studio marks a “watershed moment” in Hollywood history, one analyst says

Alexa, why did Amazon buy MGM?

In gobbling up MGM for $8.45 billion, tech behemoth Amazon’s big move into legacy content acquisition is signaling the power of distribution over creative content in the fight for Hollywood dominance, experts say.

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Diane Haithman

Diane Haithman

Senior Entertainment Business Reporter • diane@thewrap.com • @dhaithman

Tim Baysinger

Tim Baysinger

TV reporter • tim.baysinger@thewrap.com • Twitter: @tim_bays