Can Fox stay on top?
Hard bargains reap hefty returns for studio
Ask production folks around Hollywood which studio is the most well-oiled machine, and you hear a unanimous answer: Fox.
Ask agents, managers and lawyers which studio is the most difficult to deal with and you also hear one answer: Fox.
The Twentieth Century Fox studio has been the market-share leader this year with successful, ultra-commercial fare — “Alvin and the Chipmunks” and “Horton Hears a Who.” But while it has major tentpoles set for next year, its summer slate seems a bit chancy. And insiders are wondering whether, in a business that’s proven cyclical by nature, Fox’s remarkable consistency can be upheld.
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