Sarah E. Mason
Age of Distraction Part 6: How Fortnite is Transforming Hollywood
Episode 6 of the Age of Distraction podcast, "Choose Your Player: How Fortnite is Transforming Hollywood."
Host Sarah Mason along with screenwriters Warren Lewis (Black Rain) and Stephen Godchaux (Dead Like Me), discuss video games and the impact on Hollywood. The box office has been on the decline with competition from Amazon, Netflix and Hulu but the popular game, Fortnite is more of a threat then any of them. Fortnite creator, Epic Games, claim that the game has over 250 million registered users. Most recently a 16 year old player won $3m dollars in a Fortnite tournament. With those kind of numbers and incentives, how can movies compete? We discuss!
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