6. Global Studios is thinking of producing a megafilm, Aqua World, which could be a megahit or a…


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6. Global Studios is thinking of producing a megafilm, Aqua World, which could be a megahit or a… 1 answer below » 6.    Global Studios is thinking of producing a megafilm, Aqua World, which could be a megahit or a megaflop. Profit is uncertain for two reasons: (1) the cost of producing the film may be low or high, and (2) the market reception for the film may be strong or weak. There is a .5 chance of low costs (C) and a .5 chance of high costs. The probability of strong demand (D) is .4; the probability of weak demand is .6. The studio’s profits (in millions of dollars) for the four possible outcomes are shown in the table. View complete question » Low C/Strong D 6.    Global Studios is thinking of producing a megafilm, Aqua World, which could be a megahit or a megaflop. Profit is uncertain for two reasons: (1) the cost of producing the film may be low or high, and (2) the market reception for the film may be strong or weak. There is a .5 chance of low costs (C) and a .5 chance of high costs. The probability of strong demand (D) is .4; the probability of weak demand is .6. The studio’s profits (in millions of dollars) for the four possible outcomes are shown in the table. Low C/Strong D Low C/Weak D High C/Strong D High C/Weak D 80 10 0 -70 a.    Should the studio produce the film? Use a decision tree to justify your answer. b.    The studio is concerned that Kevin Costmore, the film’s director and star, might let production costs get out of control. Thus, the studio insists on a clause in the production contract giving it the right to terminate  the project after the first $30 million is spent. By this time, the studio will know for certain whether total production costs are going to be low (i.e., under control) or high (out of control). How much is this termination clause worth to the studio vis-à-vis the situation in part (a)? View less » Nov 19 2015 03:36 PM

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