Monday, March 14, 2005

Exporting Entertainment

Something else interesting to consider, why is America's entertainment industry one of our largest exports?

To do big-budget movies and entertainment, you gotta have scale. With such a large population and big domestic market to sell to, movie studios can justify spending big on films and production. Being able to easily transport the product international is just icing on the cake, especially with a content-based product that is extremely cheap to distribute.

Considering this... wouldn't you argue that China should be the next big entertainment power? Or India? They both have extremely large populations, so the audience potential is there. And once they've created the film, whatever, it should be possible to export these products to other nations... interesting idea