Take The Movies by storm. Dominate Tinsel town and live out your dreams. Build your own movie studio and make films to capture the world’s imagination. Start filming in the break-neck 1920s and rewrite history as you pioneer the great cinematic advances. Be the first to introduce talkies, colour, animation or computer-generated special effects. The Movies lets you get involved in the details of filmmaking. Pick the scripts you want to shoot, design and construct the sets and hire the director, the crew and the stars.

As your films are made you get to see the drama unfold. But the on-screen action might be overshadowed by the off-screen egos of your cast. Will your stars fall in love, fall out with each other or fall from grace? You’ll have to handle the tantrums, the demands and the paycheques. And whether or not you bring your films in on time and on budget, you get the nerve-racking test screenings, the marketing plans, the star-studded premiers and the vital box-office takings. Made a classic? You’ll know when it’s awards time. Will your actors pick up the statues or are you in the running for best picture or soundtrack?

As a movie mogul, you don’t have to chase public acclaim and awards. You can make the films you’ve always wanted to see. You might choose to remake a classic, cast your favourite stars in films they never appeared in, or labour over art-house works for the cultural elite. Perhaps your forte is historical films, or war films, or comedies. Whatever you want to see on the silver screen, you get the chance to make it big in The Movies.