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The contemporary American film industry

Author: Paul McDonald
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry is a collection of essays by leading scholars that examines the state of the U.S. film industry, from the l980s to present day.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McDonald
ISBN: 9781405133876 1405133872 9781405133883 1405133880
OCLC Number: 635737574
Description: XVII, 326 p
Contents: About the Contributors. Figures and Tables. Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Structure of the Industry . 1. The Studio System and Conglomerate Hollywood. Tom Schatz. 2. Finance and Production: Creating the Film Commodity. Janet Wasko. 3. Distribution and Marketing in Contemporary Hollywood. Philip Drake. 4. Theatrical Exhibition: Accelerated Cinema. Charles Acland. 5. Ancillary Markets - Television: From Challenge to Safe Haven. Eileen R. Meehan. 6. Ancillary Markets -- Video and DVD: Hollywood Retools. Frederick Wasser. 7. Ancillary Markets -- Video Games: Promises and Challenges of an Emerging Industry. Randy Nichols. 8. Ancillary Markets - Recorded Music: Charting the Rise and Fall of the Soundtrack. Jeff Smith. Part II: Industry Dynamics. 9. Hollywood Labor Relations: The Effects of Media Concentration on the Film and Television Workforce. Susan Christopherson. 10. The Star System: Producing Hollywood Stardom in the Post-Studio Era. Paul McDonald. 11. Hollywood and the State: The American Film Industry Cartel in the Age of Globalization. Manjunath Pendakur. 12. Hollywood and Intellectual Property. Ronald V. Bettig. Part III: International Territories . 13. Hollywood and the World: Export or Die. John Trumpbour. 14. Britain: Hollywood UK. Paul McDonald. 15. France: A Story of Love and Hate. Joel Augros. 16. Germany: A Very Special Relationship. Peter Kramer. 17. Italy: The Rise and Fall of the Italian Market. Krishna P. Jayakar and David Waterman. 18. Latin America: How Mexico and Argentina Cope and Cooperate with the Behemoth of the North. Tamara L. Falicov. 19. East Asia: For Better of Worse. John A. Lent. 20. India: Hollywood's Domination, Extinction and Re-animation (with thanks to Jurassic Park). Nitin Govil. 21. Australia and New Zealand: Expats in Hollywood and Hollywood South. David Newman. Index
Responsibility: edited by Paul McDonald and Janet Wasko.


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"Its purpose is to explain the Hollywood 'industry' with industrial-strength clarity. Mission accomplished." ( CHOICE )

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