Just read this article on Yahoo!News. http://yhoo.it/LGj5hY
"Speaking at the Sanford Bernstein Strategic decisions conference last week, Roberts said the film business was much more volatile than the television industry..."
"After recent flops like "Battleship" and "Dark Shadows," it's not hard to see why film is out of favor. Movies are growing more expensive to produce and market, and attendance, at least domestically, has declined in recent years."
Being a rather finicky TV viewer ( ie I don't watch reality TV) this puzzles me. Seems like if a show isn't an INSTANT hit, its cancelled. Series like X-Files which started small and then blew up, would never make it today.
Has anyone seen this in their career? Has anyone stopped writing scripts for movies and begun writing for TV shows? Now I wish I'd taken that TV Pilot class at Pitchfest last weekend.