From Streaming Wars to Star Wars with Erich Schwartzel
In Conversation with John Burnham Schwartz on Sun Valley Writers’ Conference’s Beyond the Page
Welcome to Beyond the Page: The Best of the Sun Valley Writers’ Conference. Over the past 25 years, SVWC has become the gold standard of American literary festivals, bringing together contemporary writing’s brightest stars for their view of the world through a literary lens.
Every month, Beyond the Page curates and distills the best talks from the past quarter century at the Writers’ Conference, giving you a front row seat on the kind of knowledge, inspiration, laughter, and meaning that Sun Valley is known for.
In this episode of Beyond the Page, SVWC Literary Director John Burnham Schwartz and writer Eric Schwartzel go Hollywood. Schwartzel covers the film industry in The Wall Street Journal‘s Los Angeles bureau and his first book Red Carpet: Hollywood, China, and the Global Battle for Cultural Supremacy, detailed the growing influence of China on the American entertainment industry. John and Eric discuss Hollywood’s existential crisis, the China problem, and some important wars: culture wars, streaming wars, and Star Wars.