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Brokerage and production in the American and French entertainment industries : invisible hands in cultural markets

Author: Violaine Roussel; Denise D Bielby
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shines unprecedented light on the activity of talent representatives and production professionals in the American and French film and television industries. Empirically grounded  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Violaine Roussel; Denise D Bielby
ISBN: 9780739193136 0739193139
OCLC Number: 898165431
Description: vii, 212 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: cultural brokerage in the American and French film and television industries / Violaine Roussel and Denise Bielby --
Agents, agenting, agencies. Twenty-four years of agenting / Harry J. Ufland --
Talent agencies and the market for screenwriters: from the origins of packaging to today's transformations / Denise Bielby --
The talent agent's role in producing artists' symbolic and commercial value in France / Delphine Naudier --
The market for actresses: gender, reputation, and intermediation in French pornography / Mathieu Trachman --
The emergence of Hollywood talent agents / Violaine Roussel --
Behind the scenes of production. The choice between a good job and a good life / Bill Mechanic --
The importance of being ordinary: brokering talent in the new-tv era / Laura Grindstaff and Vicki Mayer --
"This is the girl": the social division of recruitment in the French film industry / Vincent Cardon --
Film offices as brokers: cultivating and connecting local talent to Hollywood / Candace Jones and Pacey Foster --
Overlapping temporalities in project-based work: the case of independent producers in the French movie industry / Laure de Verdalle.
Responsibility: edited by Violaine Roussel and Denise Bielby.

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