As the Disney studios and the Walt Disney Company grapple with the ongoing transition from the film business to digital, a new generation of talent is emerging in their stead.
Disney, which had just a few dozen employees when the last film opened, now has more than 700, with more than 30% of the studio’s workforce now working at the studio.
The studios’ new talent will likely be more diverse, more tech savvy, and perhaps more interested in what is on offer than the previous generation of directors and writers.
“The talent pool is changing,” says Kevin Feige, Disney’s President of Entertainment and chairman of the Board of Directors.
“It’s going to be much more diverse than it was.”
This year, the studio released six films with more female directors than men.
More than one in five of the films released last year had a female director, and two-thirds of the titles released in 2016 had a director or writer of color.
The film industry has also become more diverse in recent years, with women making up more than half of the directors and editors at the major film studios.
“What the talent pool looks like now is really different from what it was five or 10 years ago,” Feige says.
“In the old days, you’d have to have a very particular kind of person.
Now, we have a lot of really talented people.”
One reason for the shift is that film studios have become increasingly profitable.
The average movie studio now makes about $1.5 billion annually, according to Variety.
That is a remarkable increase from a decade ago when the industry had a revenue rate of about $350 million.
But many of the studios are struggling to make ends meet, and many are also grappling with a rapidly aging population, including a high number of people 65 and older.
“I think the industry is in a good place, and we are in a very challenging time,” says Dan Fellman, chief operating officer of independent film studio Lionsgate.
“We have a growing population, and it is a lot more complex than a few years ago.”
Some of the changes are obvious.
Film and TV have become more and more expensive, with audiences paying more and asking for more of the content they want.
This has created an environment where filmmakers have a greater incentive to produce the best work they can.
And while it is possible to find a movie that is financially viable, it is not always possible to make that film at the same time that the studios have a larger budget to make it profitable.
“That’s the nature of the business,” says Steven R. Cohen, a veteran film producer who has worked on a number of Disney films.
“When you have a studio that has a large budget, and you can spend $1 billion on a movie, then that’s what you want.
But you have to make a decision to spend that $1 Billion.”
This means a studio needs to be creative, not just invest.
“There’s no magic formula to it,” Cohen says.
Instead, he says, the studios can focus on the things that they do best, which are the things they know best: making the best films, producing the best content, and working with the right people to make the best movies.
And these are the elements that make it difficult to find the right person to make your film.
“At the end of the day, it’s about talent,” Cohen said.
“Make sure that you have the talent, but you also have to take care of the people.” “
So what do you do?” says Fellman.
“Make sure that you have the talent, but you also have to take care of the people.”
Some studios are still reluctant to spend money to create a film that is actually a film.
Some are content with the idea of the next big thing that might be in the pipeline.
Others, like Sony Pictures Entertainment, are looking to create their own movie studio in the form of its own movie theater, with the goal of expanding its film distribution business.
And some, like Paramount, are already looking at how to diversify their films and make them more appealing to the widest audience possible.
“Our studio is going to continue to do what it does best: make films that are good, and they’re not going to spend a billion dollars to make something that is good, even though that’s probably the most lucrative way to make movies,” says Cohen.
“And that’s why the studios that have made the most money are not going anywhere.”
And it’s not just the studios.
Netflix has become a household name and has become one of the most important ways for young people to watch television.
Many young people are looking for entertainment, and Netflix is a good bet for them.
“Netflix has become so big and it’s such a huge business,” Feig says.
Netflix, which is headquartered in New York, has more subscribers than any other video service, according, Variety.
It has also attracted the attention of other entertainment companies,