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Beyond the bottom line : the producer in film and television studies

Author: Andrew Spicer; A T McKenna; Christopher Meir
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the first collection of original critical essays devoted to exploring the misunderstood, neglected and frequently caricatured role played by the film producer. The editors' introduction provides a conceptual and methodological overview, arguing that the producer's complex and multifaceted role is crucial to a film's success or failure. The collection is divided into three sections where detailed individual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Beyond the bottom line
(DLC) 2014004633
(OCoLC)857967175
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Spicer; A T McKenna; Christopher Meir
ISBN: 9781441125125 1441125124 1441162887 9781441162885
OCLC Number: 881429718
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; Part One Theoretical and Historical Contexts; 2 'A Judge of Anything and Everything': Charles Urban and the Role of the 'Producer-Collaborator' in Early British Film; 3 Mapping a Typology of the Film Producer --
Or, Six Producers in Search of an Author; 4 The Independent Producer and the State: Simon Relph, Government Policy and the British Film Industry, 1980-2005; 5 Producing the Self: The Film Producer's Labour and Professional Identity in the UK Creative Economy. 6 Producer and Director? Or, 'Authorship' in 1950s Italian Cinema7 The Australian Screen Producer in Transition; Part Two Media and Genre Contexts; 8 The Producer in Animation: Creativity and Commerce from Bray Studios to Pixar; 9 'Trying to Ride a Naughty Horse': British Television Comedy Producers; 10 Keith Griffiths' Poetics of Production; 11 The American Independent Producer and the Film Value Chain; Part Three National and Transnational Contexts; 12 Lita Stantic: Auteur Producer/Producer of Auteurs. 13 Beyond National Humiliation: Han Sanping and China's Post-Olympics Historical Event Blockbusters14 The Producer and Belgian Cinema(s): The Case of Jean (and Jan) Van Raemdonck; 15 Post-Imperial Co-Producers: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Contemporary Anglo-Australian Cinema; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Spicer, A.T. McKenna, Christopher Meir.
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"This is the first collection of original critical essays devoted to exploring the misunderstood, neglected and frequently caricatured role played by the film producer. The editors' introduction provides a conceptual and methodological overview, arguing that the producer's complex and multifaceted role is crucial to a film's success or failure. The collection is divided into three sections where detailed individual essays explore a broad range of contrasting producers working in different historical, geographical, generic and industrial contexts. Rather than suggest there is a single type of producer, the collection analyses the rich variety of roles producers play, providing fascinating and informative insights into how the film industry actually works. This groundbreaking collection challenges several of the conventional orthodoxies of film studies, providing a new approach that will become required reading for scholars and students"--

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