- 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
Figures and Tables.
Part I: The Structure of the Industry.
1. The Studio System and Conglomerate Hollywood.
2. Finance and Production: Creating the Film Commodity.
3. Distribution and Marketing in Contemporary Hollywood.
4. Theatrical Exhibition: Accelerated Cinema.
5. Ancillary Markets – Television: From Challenge to Safe Haven.
Eileen R. Meehan.
6. Ancillary Markets -- Video and DVD: Hollywood Retools.
7. Ancillary Markets -- Video Games: Promises and Challenges of an Emerging Industry.
8. Ancillary Markets – Recorded Music: Charting the Rise and Fall of the Soundtrack.
Part II: Industry Dynamics.
9. Hollywood Labor Relations: The Effects of Media Concentration on the Film and Television Workforce.
10. The Star System: Producing Hollywood Stardom in the Post-Studio Era.
11. Hollywood and the State: The American Film Industry Cartel in the Age of Globalization.
12. Hollywood and Intellectual Property.
Ronald V. Bettig.
Part III: International Territories.
13. Hollywood and the World: Export or Die.
14. Britain: Hollywood UK.
15. France: A Story of Love and Hate.
16. Germany: A Very Special Relationship.
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).
21. Australia and New Zealand: Expats in Hollywood and Hollywood South.