Hollywood is in a major state of flux as it tries to keep up with people’s changing entertainment habits. How we watch, what we watch, and when we watch—whatever it is we watch—has never been a less straightforward question, leaving movie studios and TV networks desperate to create content to serve those idiosyncratic needs. It’s an environment that demands new approaches to how entertainment is both created and distributed.
The 10 companies on this list are bringing fresh ideas to the table, whether it’s introducing more diverse voices to television or repackaging a fashion show as a multimedia event. These players aren’t relying on tradition; instead, they’re writing their own rules as they redefine what entertainment means and looks like in 2017.
Click on a company to learn more about why it made the list.
01. Dalian Wanda
For staging its own dream factory
For dazzling global audiences with its animated features
For taking risks on new voices
For boldly making its own pictures
For taking its agenting prowess into live events and more
For finishing first at the box office
For reinventing itself as a live-streaming provider
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For turning James Corden’s hits into series commitments
For fusing movies, VR, and theater
For marketing The Walking Dead back to life
This article is part of our coverage of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2017.