In case you missed it, here’s what we published this week.
Field Guide: Hollywood’s Sequel Syndrome
Our field guide was all about the changing nature of the motion-picture blockbuster franchise. In it, you’ll find:
- Our state of play memo, on the future of big-budget movie series;
- a chartbook illustrating the state of the franchise machine in 17 charts;
- and an infographic showing how the franchise has taken over the box office.
Today we add two pieces to our field guide: a toolkit to keep you up to date on Tinseltown trends, and a conference call today with field-guide author Adam Epstein.
You can join Adam and I today at 11am EDT/4pm BST. We’ll meet at our usual location. If you’d like to call in, you can reach us at the following numbers:
- UK 0800 014 8469
- USA 866 226 4650
For either number, the access code is 722 994 440.
Quartz Academy: Scott Kupor
Scott Kupor is managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz; he’s overseen the firm’s growth from $300 million assets under management in 2009 to more than $10 billion today. In this six-part video series for Quartz members, he breaks down each stage of the pitching process, using Instagram’s and Lyft’s early pitches as case studies.
Next week: China’s Art Market Takeover
Next week, we look at how China became a contemporary-art superpower, and which countries are poised to rise to prominence in the years ahead.
Here’s to a relaxing and rewarding weekend,