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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success by James Persse

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Management Objective: The Project from the System

At the time of this writing, Legendary Pictures has five new movies slated for release: Where the Wild Things Are, an adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s story; Dark Knight, a new Batman adventure; 10,000 BC (probably without the furry mini-skirt); Kung Fu, a big-screen remake of the 1970s hit TV show; and the Halloween omnibus, Trick R Treat. That’s a full docket for any production company, as Bill Fay readily acknowledges. A quick take on the numbers (using my estimates), based on what’s been presented in this chapter, suggests a necessary commitment of approximately 1500 workers with an operating budget of maybe $600 million.

That’s about the size of the entire IT operation at many ...

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