Business & Finance: Cheerful Film Men

Jesse L. Lasky, First Vice President of the Famous Players-Lasky Co., looks forward to a year of resumed production, despite the recent closing of its Hollywood studios (TIME, Nov. 19).

On Jan. 7, the Hollywood plant will resume operations with three companies. Gradually twelve companies will be engaged there. In 1924, 45 pictures will be made in Hollywood; 15 other film plays will be made at the Lasky studio on Long Island. This projected production of 60 pictures in 1924 compares with the 52 pictures produced in 1923. Mr. Lasky emphatically denied rumors to...

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