Does Hollywood's Star System Still Work?

Can studios still bank on movie stars to form a workable business plan? It's a question being asked as the line between independent and studio films blurs, and in light of the recent parting of ways between Paramount and Tom Cruise.

Guests:

Kim Masters, NPR's entertainment correspondent

Neal Gabler, senior fellow at the Lear Center at the University of Southern California; author of the forthcoming book Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination

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