A low-budget film studio in Hong Kong has released the first biopic of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden; the short movie was released direct to YouTube and stars an American English teacher/part-time actor.
If too many big-budget movies fail at the box office then two-tier pricing could hit cinemas: "$25 for the next Iron Man . . . $7 to see Lincoln," said Spielberg. Niche directors were too risky for Hollywood, and cable TV stations were more adventurous than film studios.