The artist perspective is rosy. The producer / company outlook is very bleak.
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To paraphrase: the business is eroding down to a mass of freelancers, while the films are increasingly being sold by wham-bam effects orgies that can only be delivered by the management capacities at the big five. Interesting observations and solid conclusions.