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“For anyone generally interested in how networks and studios make money and put money at risk, from the TV shows and movies they produce to the novel challenges they’re facing today, this book provides a unique overview and a glimpse into the future.”

Blair Westlake

Corporate Vice President Media & Entertainment Group, Microsoft

“Jeff Ulin brings his practical experience and academic understanding of today’s complicated media world together to provide us with a comprehensive guide to navigating a world that changes almost daily!”

Marion Edwards

President, 20th Century Fox International Television

“It's very difficult to find a text that gives both a comprehensive overview of the history of the entertainment industry as well as informed insight into its future landscape. Nothing out there does it better.”

Judd Funk

Head of Legal Affairs, Universal Pictures

“Anyone who wants to know more about how films and TV shows are distributed and exploited can learn a huge amount from this book.”

Jim Morris

Pixar Animation Studios General Manager and President

“Jeff Ulin’s broad spectrum of expertise, spanning all aspects of motion picture and television distribution, from theatrical to home entertainment to new media and television licensing, render him uniquely qualified to illuminate the business side of the entertainment business.”

Hal Richardson

President of Paramount Worldwide Television

“The entertainment industry is an industry with ongoing challenges with constant change. Jeff provides a road map to see where you are going by understanding where you started.”

Louis Feola

Former President Universal Home Video and Paramount Famous Productions

“This is the book that everyone in the business has been waiting for—Jeff’s seen it all, and has written a must-read book for those wanting to understand the jigsaw of media distribution and in what ways the web is influencing how, when and where money is made.”

Michael Uslan

Executive Producer, Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight

“Jeff Ulin’s book is a must read for practitioners, academics and potential investors in the new media space. Having worked in all segments of the industry, Ulin brings together a unique combination of experience and analytical rigor to deconstruct the driving forces of an industry in dynamic change.”

Pablo Spiller, Jeffrey A. Jacobs Distinguished Professor of Business and Technology, Haas School of Business

“Ulin expertly depicts the fluid nature of content creation and distribution in a concise and understandable way. There’s never been a better insider’s look at the choices and challenges that studio executives face every day.”

Gary Marenzi: Head of Entertainment Sales & Partnerships, Endeavor Content; former President MGM Worldwide Television, former President Paramount International Television

“Every Silicon Valley start-up working with Hollywood needs to know what Jeff knows. With his knowledge, you’re better able to fast forward the future of online video. Without it, you risk being stuck on pause.”

Kevin Yen

Former Director, Strategic Partnerships YouTube

"The Business of Media Distribution is often referred to as ‘The Bible’ among distribution executives, and for good reason.”

Ted Russell: (Former) Executive VP, Business Affairs; Digital, Home Entertainment & Television Distribution, 20th Century Fox Film

The Business of Media Distribution has been an invaluable part of our Entertainment Law program since its first publication. While feature and episodic production are exploding, the world of distribution is in a major state of flux, and this book has been one of the most up-to-date resources for me, as a practitioner, and for our entertainment and new media students. I am eager to see the next edition, which I'm sure will further address the latest changes in the evolving economics and structures of the distribution universe. It will definitely be on our reading lists next year.

Prof. Jay Dougherty - Director, Entertainment & New Media Law Institute and Concentration Program Loyola Law School, Los angeles

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