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that's show biz (for you)

That is just the way that the entertainment industry works. ("Biz" is an informal shortening of "business.") Usually used to explain something negative about the industry. After nearly a year of work, a key investor pulled out and the whole film collapsed. Ah well, that's show biz. You've just got to learn how to play the game and do things the way producers and executives want. It's not always fair, but that's show biz for you.
See also: biz, show
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If your movie is a success, you can get many times the return on your investment, if not, oh well, that's show biz! You don't just watch this performance - you experience it, through total audience participation.
Not all make it, but that's show biz. Just as the current labour market relies on a pool of workers that can be accessed, used and discarded in accordance with market demand, so too do television producers dip into the TV celebrity pool to staff the reality circus as it pulls into town for another season.
Says Producer/Director Geoffrey de Valois: "Within a few years we will be able to create computer-generated actors who will look so real, they will be almost indistinguishable from human actors." That's show biz...
Now that's Show Biz Year 2014 is down to its last two minutes (months, actually), it's time to look back and cite the season's top uppers and downers, as far as quality or the absence of it is concerned.