Ben Fritz's the Big Picture

in conversation with jon levin

In the past decade, Hollywood has endured a cataclysm on a par with the end of silent film and the demise of the studio system. Stars and directors have seen their power dwindle, while writers and producers lift their best techniques from TV, comic books, and the toy biz. The future of Hollywood is being written by powerful corporate brands like Marvel, Amazon, Netflix, and Lego, as well as censors in China.

Chevalier's welcomes Ben Fritz, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, covering the entertainment industry, to read from The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies, in which he chronicles the dramatic shakeup occurring in the film industry, bringing equal fluency to both the financial and entertainment aspects of Hollywood. He looks ahead through interviews with dozens of key players at Disney, Marvel, Netflix, Amazon, Imax, and others to discover how they have reinvented the business.

Joining Mr. Fritz will be Jon Levin, who was a business affairs executive and motion picture and television literary agent with Creative Artists Agency for 38 years. In 2017, he transitioned to ROAR where he was named Manager to oversee its motion picture and television development and production division. Known for his specialized representation of compelling intellectual property from novels, graphic novels, comic books, and foreign films, Jon has packaged such diverse films and tentpole franchises as Midnight Run, Hook, Unbroken, Mrs. Doubtfire, Little Miss Sunshine, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Shrek.

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