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Wall Street Finance “Banking” On Hollywood?

CNBC – The Wall Street fallout is having aftershocks throughout the economy, but believe it or not, the entertainment industry is having no problem securing bank-financed credit.

Sure, it’s not boom time, but the fact that media companies are able to attract financing is impressive, and a testament to the fact that movie going is generally counter-cyclical.

On Friday the government was frantically putting together a bailout plan for the financial markets, while production houses attracted more investment. Last week Steven Spielberg secured $700 million in credit through JP Morgan to back his new production company in partnership with India’s Reliance Big Entertainment, from which he’s getting $500 million in equity.

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