Hollywood Studios to Cash in on Financial Crisis
"Hollywood Casts Wall Street as Villain to Tap Anger at Crisis," writes Bloomberg in a headline about film and TV studios "rushing to tap America's fixation with the financial crisis and anger at the Wall Street executives blamed for it." For example, some current working titles include "The Wolf of Wall Street," "Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy" and a familiar one, this time in sequel-mode, "Wall Street." "Our development is tied to what is relevant in today's world,'' Teri Weinberg, an NBC Entertainment VP said. "We hope to exemplify the foolishness of the human condition in the world of finance.'' And as usual, episodes of Law & Order will also be "ripped from the headlines."