Our annual conference convenes as the entertainment industry reels from constant disruption
It’s hard to recognize the entertainment industry of 2022 from the business that it was 20 years ago – which was when I began covering Hollywood.
Back then, the DVD industry floated billions of dollars in free cash to the major studios. Tech companies were recovering from a burst bubble and geeky Silicon Valley was not yet cool. International box office had overtaken domestic box office by a lot – and this little video-by-mail distributor Netflix was five years old. We all stared at it with curiosity.