Here we have gathered a selection of books that are useful for understanding how the entertainment industry has changed, what it means to commercialise micro budget movies, as well as a selection of books from thought leaders in the investment field, whose philosophies and processes resonate with the culture and structure of You Go Far.
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More
by Chris Anderson
This book by Chris Anderson is a good read for an introduction on how the broadcast industry is shifting from a hit economy to a long tail economy, and where recommendation algorithms become the core value of search engines, recommending media content that is tailored individually to each user’s taste. Parallels can be found with Netflix, where the whole digital content platform was founded on it's recommendation algorithm developed in a worldwide highly priced coding challenge which they put up to develop it.
How I Made A Hundred Movies In Hollywood And Never Lost A Dime
by Roger Corman
In this book filmmaker Roger Corman describes his career making B movies in Hollywood. It is a good intro into B movies in general – driving commercial niches in the online movie industry.
by Ray Dalio
In this book, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, Ray Dalio, describes the principles that have guided his company – Bridgewater Associates throughout the years, turning it into a multibillion dollar investment firm. How this relates to film? Simple - nowhere else does collective intelligence of industry professionals matter more than when choosing creative projects to invest in. You Go Far has built up internal rating systems for managing professional screenplay reviewers, giving them an opportunity to freely speak their minds in an unbiased way without worrying about the opinions of their colleagues; while the system in the background seamlessly measures the average tendencies of opinions of our readers. This book will give a great overview to such approach to decision making and deal flow management in the context of the financial industry.
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