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The contemporary Hollywood film industry

Author: Paul McDonald; Janet Wasko
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul McDonald; Janet Wasko
ISBN: 9781405133876 1405133872 9781405133883 1405133880
OCLC Number: 122974178
Description: xvii, 326 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The new contours of the Hollywood film industry / Paul McDonald and Janet Wasko --
Part I: The structure of the industry --
The studio system and conglomerate Hollywood / Tom Schatz --
Financing and production : creating the Hollywood film commodity / Janet Wasko --
Distribution and marketing in contemporary Hollywood / Philip Drake --
Theatrical exhibition : accelerated cinema / Charles R. Acland --
Ancillary markets - Television : from challenge to safe haven / Eileen R. Meehan --
Ancillary markets - Video and DVD : Hollywood retools / Frederick Wasser --
Ancillary markets - Video games : promises and challenges of an emerging industry / Randy Nichols --
Ancillary markets - Recorded music : charting the rise and fall of the soundtrack album / Jeff Smith --
Part II: Industry dynamics --
Labor : the effects of media concentration on the film and television workforce / Susan Christopherson --
The star system : the production of Hollywood stardom in the post-studio era / Paul McDonald --
Hollywood and the state : the American film industry cartel in the age of globalization / Manjunath Pendakur --
Hollywood and intellectual property / Ronald V. Bettig --
Part III: International territories --
Hollywood and the world : export or die / John Trumpbour --
Britain : Hollywood, UK / Paul McDonald --
France : a story of love and hate - French and American cinema in the French audiovisual markets / Joel Augros --
Germany : Hollywood and the Germans - a very special relationship / Peter Krämer --
Italy : the rise and fall of the Italian market / Krishna P. Jayakar and David Waterman --
Latin America : how Mexico and Argentina cope and cooperate with the behemoth of the north / Tamara L. Falicov --
East Asia : for better or worse / John A. Lent --
India : Hollywood's domination, extinction, and re-animation (with thanks to Jurassic Park) / Nitin Govil --
Australia and New Zealand : expats in Hollywood and Hollywood south / David Newman.
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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