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See below for a selection of the latest books from Cinema industry category. Presented with a red border are the Cinema industry books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Cinema industry books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Hollywood Economist The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies

Hollywood Economist The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies

Author: Edward Jay Epstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2019

Global Hollywood 2

Global Hollywood 2

Author: Toby Miller, Nitin Govil, John McMurria, Richard Maxwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/12/2019

Substantially revised and updated, this book highlights how Hollywood has transformed itself to attain ever global clout and reach and the material factors underlining Hollywood's apparent artistic success. Takes into consideration recent events affecting Hollywood such as 9/11, US foreign policy and developments in consumer technology.

The Feature Film Distribution Deal A Critical Analysis of the Single Most Important Film Industry Agreement

The Feature Film Distribution Deal A Critical Analysis of the Single Most Important Film Industry Agreement

Author: John W. Cones Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2019

John W. Cones, whose real goal is to stimulate a long-term film industry reform movement, shows how the financial control of the film industry in the hands of the major studios and distributors actually translates into creative control of the industry. Cones discusses the pros and cons of the debate relating to the industry's so-called net profit problem. He then breaks down five major film finance/distribution scenarios, explaining various distribution deals and suggesting ways of negotiating distribution. Critically examining the specific terms of the distribution deal itself, Cones covers gross receipts exclusions, distributor fees, and distributor expenses. He also investigates the various forms of interest, issues of production costs, matters of creative control and general contractual provisions. For handy reference, Cones includes an extensive checklist for negotiating any feature film distribution deal.

Asia-Pacific Film Co-productions Theory, Industry and Aesthetics

Asia-Pacific Film Co-productions Theory, Industry and Aesthetics

Author: Dal Yong (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Jin Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/11/2019

This book examines cross-regional film collaboration within the Asia-Pacific region. Through a mixed methods approach of political economy, industry and market, as well as textual analysis, the book contributes to the understanding of the global fusion of cultural products and the reconfiguration of geographic, political, economic, and cultural relations. Issues covered include cultural globalization and Asian regionalization; identity, regionalism, and industry practices; and inter-Asian and transpacific co-production practices among the U.S.A., China, South Korea, Japan, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Argentina, Australia, and New Zealand.

The Way We Work: On The Job in Hollywood

The Way We Work: On The Job in Hollywood

Author: Robert Towne, J. J. Abrams, Chris Rock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Despite increasing corporate mergers and bottom-line thinking, the entertainment business will never function like a bank or an insurance company because it is an industry rooted in imagination. Rules are meant to be broken. The best work is often produced in an environment where plans change by the minute and nothing seems to make sense. To wit, those who choose this profession must alter preconceived notions of work itself, sometimes discovering that fantasy and horror describe both movie genres and life on the job. The phenomenon crosses class lines: From the writers, directors, and producers to the lawyers, agents, studio executives, and crew and right down to the porta-potty suppliers. The Way We Work provides a window into the skill sets and the insanity that make movies and television tick. Essays by award-winning writers, directors, and producers chronicle the process and the obstacles facing those at the top of the creative food chain. Oral histories from executives to below-the-line workers describe life in the trenches, which often present as Stud's Terkel's Working-on acid.

Rendezvous with Hindi Cinema

Rendezvous with Hindi Cinema

Author: Ophelie Wiel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

Indian cinema hasn't been as much talked about worldwide since probably the first works of Satyajit Ray which were shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the 1950s-1960s. Renewed interest for the biggest film industry in the world doesn't mean its complexity is well understood abroad or even inside India itself. Bollywood especially seems to have taken over all the other industries as if to become the only representative for Indian cinema; and Hindi cinema struggles to be known as anything else than Bollywood. Still, you'd probably have to go back to the 1970s to see, in Bombay films, such uproar and desire to give the audiences a more diverse cinema, either by renewing the song-and-dance formula, or by simply negating it. In this interview-based book, Hindi film technicians, artists and industrialists from all horizons and all age groups speak in detail about their work, and give their input on the present situation of Hindi cinema as well as its future. Whether this future will really be bright or not, one could not say; but that Hindi cinema is now living fascinating times definitely cannot be denied.

Understanding Media Production

Understanding Media Production

Author: Paul Dwyer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/05/2019

Using in-depth analysis of film, TV, news and online productions, Understanding Media Production shows how media theory helps aspiring producers understand good practice in media production. With detailed contemporary examples, including Pirates of The Caribbean, Game of Thrones, Love Island and PewDiePie's letsplay videos, Dwyer highlights similarities and differences in the production strategies and styles used for a wide range of media products. The book tracks the evolution of these entertainment formats and the emergence of the media businesses which produce them. Chapters describe the key production practices associated with each format, including single and multi-camera filming, news reporting, three-point lighting and gameplay animation. They also explain the development of the production roles associated with these content forms; directors, producers, reporters, correspondents etc. The book goes on to explain how media businesses have used new technologies and production innovations to reduce costs and increase profits, resulting in dramatic changes to established production practices and roles. By comparing media production across media industries, in the UK and US, and illustrating the links between economic, sociopolitical and cultural influences on production, Understanding Media Production opens up a constructive debate between media practitioners and theorists about key questions of creativity and innovation in production.

Understanding Media Production

Understanding Media Production

Author: Paul Dwyer Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2019

Using in-depth analysis of film, TV, news and online productions, Understanding Media Production shows how media theory helps aspiring producers understand good practice in media production. With detailed contemporary examples, including Pirates of The Caribbean, Game of Thrones, Love Island and PewDiePie's letsplay videos, Dwyer highlights similarities and differences in the production strategies and styles used for a wide range of media products. The book tracks the evolution of these entertainment formats and the emergence of the media businesses which produce them. Chapters describe the key production practices associated with each format, including single and multi-camera filming, news reporting, three-point lighting and gameplay animation. They also explain the development of the production roles associated with these content forms; directors, producers, reporters, correspondents etc. The book goes on to explain how media businesses have used new technologies and production innovations to reduce costs and increase profits, resulting in dramatic changes to established production practices and roles. By comparing media production across media industries, in the UK and US, and illustrating the links between economic, sociopolitical and cultural influences on production, Understanding Media Production opens up a constructive debate between media practitioners and theorists about key questions of creativity and innovation in production.

Cartoons in Hard Times The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932-1945

Cartoons in Hard Times The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932-1945

Author: Tracey (University of Leeds, UK) Mollet Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2018 Cartoons in Hard Times provides a comprehensive analysis of the short subject animation released by the Walt Disney and Warner Brothers from 1932 and 1945, one of the most turbulent periods in Unites States history. Through a combination of content analysis, historical understanding and archival research, this book sheds new light on a hitherto unexplored area of animation, suggesting the ways in which Disney and Warner Brothers animation engaged with historical, social, economic and political changes in this era. The book also traces the development of animation into a medium fit for propaganda in 1941 and the changes in characters, tone, music and narrative that took place to facilitate this transition. Animation transformed in this era from a medium of entertainment, to a socio-political commentator before finally undertaking government sponsored propaganda during the Second World War.

Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts The Development of Collaborative Platforms for Emerging Creative Talents

Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts The Development of Collaborative Platforms for Emerging Creative Talents

Author: Patrice Poujol Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2019

This book explores the use of Blockchain and smart contract technologies to develop new ways to finance independent films and digital media worldwide. Using case studies of Alibaba and in-depth, on-set observation of a Sino-US coproduction, as well as research collected from urban China, Hong Kong, Europe, and the USA, Online Film Production in China Using Blockchain and Smart Contracts explores new digital platforms and what this means for the international production of creative works. This research assesses the change in media consciousness from young urban audiences, their emergence as a potential participative and creative community within dis-intermediated, decentralised and distributed crowdfunding and crowdsourcing models. This research proposes solutions on how these young emerging local creative talents can be identified and nurtured early on, particularly those who now produce creative and artistic audiovisual content whether these works are related to film, Virtual Reality (VR), video game, graphic novels, or music. Ultimately, a new media content finance and production platform implementing blockchain is proposed to bring transparency in the film sector and open doors to emerging artists in digital media. Appropriate for both professionals and academics in the film industry as well as computer science.

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

The Early Transnational Chinese Cinema Industry

Author: Yongchun Fu Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Based on extensive original research, including in studio archives, industrial surveys, official records, trade journals, and English and Chinese newspapers, this book explores the role of the American film industry in the development of cinema in China. It examines the Chinese industry's response to the American industry and the consequences of this response. It also considers the attitudes of Chinese film practitioners towards Hollywood and the contribution of those figures who acted as intermediaries between the two industries. Overall, the book casts much new light on the early development of the film industry in China and demonstrates the huge influence Hollywood had on it.

In Theaters Everywhere A History of the Hollywood Wide Release, 1913-2017

In Theaters Everywhere A History of the Hollywood Wide Release, 1913-2017

Author: Brian Hannan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2018

For over a century a vicious business war has been waged in Hollywood between studios and exhibitors. At stake, shares in what has now become a multi-billion-dollar business. Both sides were poor losers, exhibitors bringing down the wrath of law on studios via various Consent Decrees, studios fighting back by more tightly controlling output. At the heart of this battle lay distribution: how films should be released; where, when and at what speed. In the silent era few prints were made, movies running for a week or less, working their way down a hierarchial ranking of theaters, taking a year or more to get round America. This is the untold story of how the few became the many, of the contraction of the release cycle, of the maximizing of the marketing dollar, and of the democratization of consumer access, until these days instant wide release worldwide is taken for granted. The Jazz Singer (1927) was one trigger for change, another the growth of world premieres held in tiny towns in far-flung states on the back of the location filming boom in the 1930s that in turn led to the regional wide release. Sci-fi/horror pictures that would be quickly condemned by negative word-of-mouth in the 1950s spurred Hollywood to get them into as many theaters as possible as quickly as possible. As movie budgets ballooned in the 1970s and 1980s, it became necessary to stop releasing major movies in relatively small numbers of theaters, and as movies become only one part of a longer ancillary tail essential to open them in many thousands of theaters. This book explodes myths relating to wide release patterns employed for Duel in the Sun in the 1940s, Elvis Presley and Hercules in the 1950s, Jaws and Star Wars in the 1970s and shows that, contrary to current thinking, movies were instantly released in as many as 500 theaters in the 1930s and over 1,000 in the 1950s.