Yes, its that time for New Year resolutions. According to business.time.com resolutions come in two main categories, the first “a goal to do something that’s good for you” the second “to kick some bad habit.”(1) Do you think Hollywood and consumers have a few bad habits to kick? Have you wondered if Hollywood ever made a positive resolution? Do you think consumers should start making them instead? If so what do you think would be a good resolution for Hollywood and consumers to make for this year? To start things off two of our authors have some suggestions.
- “I wish for film makers to make films that require people to be active participants in their lives and allows them to reflect on their choices of the past and who they are now. I wish for consumers to demand not to be given thoughtless films and to be shown more peaceful, positive films.”
- “I would like to see a much greater range of diversity(s)presented in Hollywood. These unique individuals of this rare distinction should find themselves with greater access behind as well as in front of the screen. This is not an affirmative action bid as much as it is a desire to hear a greater diversity of voices speaking. Thenumbers.com has charted the top twenty movies in regard to DVD and Blu Ray disk sales bought within the last three years. They have proved that the horror genre has one of the very worst resale records of any content genre yet that group and content area continues to be well funded, distributed and promoted. Because front-end sales remain the most popular performance standard, this group sustains its status and credibility. Yet second end sales statistics should prove their claims to relevancy are not substantial. By making this point I am not arguing that this is the only way to judge the value of a film, yet these terms are frequently used to keep doors closed for less familiar producers, performers and communities. Stars of many subcultures are actually barred from access and (regardless of your tastes) even Tyler Perry movies are rarely distributed over seas because of the same old tired disqualifying demographics. With these new numbers counted more frequently, I think it’s time to open more doors for the kinds of individuals and ideas feature films rarely expose.”
Over the years consumers have also complained about the excessive violence and the lack of empowering leading lady roles in films. But we would like to hear from our readers your resolutions for Hollywood and consumers in 2013.
Perform searches for “the highest earning films of 2010, 2011, and/or 2012” in the DVD and Blu Ray market. Do this at the website posted below.