Lights! Camera! Balance Sheet!

It's power-lunch time at the Rita Hayworth dining room on Sony Pictures' Culver City lot. Danny DeVito trudges in. Nearby Alex Trebek, host of the TV game show Jeopardy, holds court. All but oblivious to the high-voltage networking, studio President Alan Levine hunches over his pea soup and discusses the motion picture industry's byzantine accounting rules.

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