When Giants Ruled The Movie Studios (And Now They’re Gone)

Many thought a decade ago that the big movie moguls of the day would be running the world by now. “They shipped billions of dollars in revenue and hundreds of millions in profit to their parent companies, but, with the notable exception of Michael Eisner, they did not have much to show for it in return. Instead of using the leverage of cash flow and profit to take over their owners, they were leaned on year after year to come up with still more. They created a new version of Hollywood, but failed to master the corporate intrigues that would let them rule not just the studio lot, but also the business world beyond.”