However, one group of filmmakers decided that they'd had enough of Edison's meddling, and simply moved as far away from him as possible -- to California. The judges there didn't care as much about Edison and his silly little patents as those back in New Jersey, and in the time that it would take for people to cross the country and read those independent filmmakers their rights, the patents would expire.
Edison tried to sue Carl Laemmle, founder of Universal Pictures, 289 times, and remained unsuccessful with this venture until his death (that 290th time, though, he REALLY might've had a case). Other individuals who fought Edison's group (both legally and literally) and then moved west included the founders of 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount, MGM, and Loews Theaters. So in a very direct way, the greed of the "Wizard of Menlo Park" led to the creation of Hollywood as we know it. And long story short, that's why we have 27 Minions films.
Joke's on Edison, nowadays we have digital projectors! Boom!
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