The Craig Fahle Show

Hollywood is Cashing in on Movies for Boomers

by: Martina Guzmán

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Photo Courtesy Of: iboomer

The largest wave of Americans, around 77 million, will be heading into retirement in the next 15 years. Industries, like Hollywood, are taking notice and making films that appeal to the older generations. Entertainment reporter, Randee Dawn, talked to WDET's Martina Guzman about about the film industry’s newest niche audience. Movies like, “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” and “Quartet” were about life after retirement and made millions in box office sales.

The segment was made possible by the MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, a project of New America Media and the Gerontological Society of America.