Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry

ISBN-10: 1405133880

ISBN-13: 9781405133883

Edition: 2008

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Description: 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. Includes important discussions of the industry's labour and star systems, as well as intellectual property and state relations Considers the role of independent producers, the global marketplace for Hollywood product, corporate changes, and various new media windows, including video, DVD to cable, satellite, and online channels of delivery Brings together an international team of leading film scholars Offers a balanced and fresh approach to this important contemporary period in Hollywood

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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 7.00" wide x 6.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

Paul McDonald is Professor in Film and Television Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He is the author of Video and DVD Industries and The Star System: Hollywood's Production of Popular Identities and co-editor for the International Screen Industries series from the British Film Institute.Janet Wasko is the Knight Chair in Communication Research at the University of Oregon. She is the author of How Hollywood Works, Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy, and Hollywood in the Information Age: Beyond the Silver Screen. She also edited A Companion to Television and Dazzled by Disney? The Global Disney Audience Project.

About the Contributors
Figures and Tables
Preface
Introduction
the Structure of the Industry
the Studio System and Conglomerate Hollywood
Finance and Production: Creating the Film Commodity
Distribution and Marketing in Contemporary Hollywood
Theatrical Exhibition: Accelerated Cinema
Ancillary Markets
Television: From Challenge to Safe Haven
Ancillary Markets
Video and DVD: Hollywood Retools
Ancillary Markets
Video Games: Promises and Challenges of an Emerging Industry
Ancillary Markets
Recorded Music: Charting the Rise and Fall of the Soundtrack
Industry Dynamics
Hollywood Labor Relations: the Effects of Media Concentration on the Film and Television Workforce
the Star System: Producing Hollywood Stardom in the Post-Studio Era
Hollywood and the State: the American Film Industry Cartel in the Age of Globalization
Hollywood and Intellectual Property
International Territories
Hollywood and the World: Export or Die
Britain: Hollywood UK
France: A Story of Love and Hate
Germany: A Very Special Relationship
Italy: the Rise and Fall of the Italian Market
Latin America: How Mexico and Argentina Cope and Cooperate with the Behemoth of the North
East Asia: for Better of Worse
India: Hollywood's Domination, Extinction and Re-animation (with thanks to Jurassic Park)
Australia and New Zealand: Expats in Hollywood and Hollywood South
Index
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