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It Starts With Deals Like This

By - August 27, 2007

And slowly, creators get a better deal. From the NYT coverage of the South Park creators’s novel ad revenue split-based deal with Viacom:

But what is likely to draw the most attention in Hollywood is not the richness of the pact, but the network’s willingness to share its advertising revenue.

..“The landscape has shifted dramatically,” Mr. Herzog said. “The way of the Web seems to be, there’s a very low barrier to entry, so you don’t need, necessarily, a major media company to be in business, or a movie studio, or whatever it is — you just need to be able to set up shop and go. You’re seeing a lot of guys doing this, being the best example.” ( was started this year by the comic actor Will Ferrell and his production partner, Adam McKay.)

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