October 26, 2016

Variety quotes Alan Epstein on production deals in the content industry

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Venable partner Alan Epstein was quoted in an October 26, 2016 Variety article on how shifting technologies, an emerging global marketplace, and new players in the content industry are changing the way film and television studios handle traditional production deals. Epstein made the comments while participating on a panel at Variety’s Business Managers Elite breakfast.

While some producers are opting for deals that let them go directly to consumers through digital content providers, Epstein said it would be difficult for some to pass on more lucrative studio deals. "Going directly to the consumer route is a huge leap," he added.