Does it make sense for Netflix to drop hundreds of millions of dollars on new action films when they can pick up “new to you” action features with A-list (or near A-list) stars for significantly less? Writer-producer-director, Robert Meyer Burnett, reviews a recent Forbes article on this subject and then discusses the economics of movie-making and, more importantly, how Netflix’s business model turns the conventional thinking of Hollywood on its head.
It’s a fascinating discussion that provides some insights as to where the movie business might go after the pandemic has passed.
Plus Rob answers Super Chats from fans in the chat stream and discusses issues and ideas presented in fan letters sent in over the past few days.
About Robert Meyer Burnett:
Best known for directing, co-writing and editing the award-winning cult favorite feature film FREE ENTERPRISE, starring Emmy winners William Shatner and Eric McCormack, Rob Burnett offers his own unique perspective on the entertainment industry in his daily “Robservations” video blogs.
About The Burnettwork:
The Burnettwork is a YouTube destination that features a variety of channels and shows. Rob’s personal observations on what he calls “the Post-Geek Singularity” are shared in his Robservations video blogs – free-flowing, streaming conversations with fans about everything from toys to comics to movies and television. Rob brings an interesting perspective to the world of genre entertainment that’s definitely “big picture” stuff.