Spending on entertainment and the development of movies, books, music and TV shows are counted as investments. That’s because they can generate sales and profits for years after they’ve been produced. Only long-lasting TV shows, such as sitcoms and dramas, are counted as investment. Reality shows and game shows, which have shorter shelf lives, aren’t.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ ... story.html
I'm not sure I fully understand.
The initial report I saw implied the GDP will include a much larger look at the arts, in general. As a bigger part of the overall economic picture. As the economy sputters along; the arts themselves remain vibrant and productive. The American people's desire for art including new venues for the arts; is a relatively strong part of the economic engine.
Does that make sense?