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Old 09-26-2008, 12:57 PM
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Spockette, the question you raised about Deutsche Bank closing their film investment unit has no direct bearing on Paramount -- DB simply isn't interested in investing in film production right now. Paramount was actually the one to say no to the deal in the works with DB, and it was after that DB halted their movie investing.

Studios like Paramount partner up with all variations of investors to fund certain films, or blocks of films, and one deal has no effect beyond those projects included in a specific deal.

So DB's deal doesn't harm Paramount in any way, it's just one less investor they can work with to co-fund films.

As for a bad economy's impact on movies -- even in the Great Depression, people still sought out movies as entertainment. Also, in such economic slumps, people tend to stay home, not travel, take vacations, so they usually seek out 'cheaper' entertainment locally... including movies. Not that movie prices are cheap nowadays, but inexpensive compared to many other activities. I think people will be showing up next May!
That's good to know Mission, thanks (and to others) for the clarification.
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Old 09-26-2008, 01:11 PM
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:05 PM
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As for a bad economy's impact on movies -- even in the Great Depression, people still sought out movies as entertainment.
Besides I don't think the normal people will feel the big effects on May 2009 already.
It will take some time, you don't increase taxes from one day to the other, results of a recession won't come instantly.
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