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.


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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