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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Hollywood in the New Millennium

ISBN 9781844573813
Publication Date May 2013
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series International Screen Industries

Examines the challenges facing the contemporary film industry, exploring the merging of the major old-line studios such as Warner Bros. and Paramount into entertainment conglomerates; the impact of globalization; new distribution methods; franchises; attempts to reach new markets. Filled with case studies, this comprehensive study is a must-read.

  • Winner of the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles of 2013
  • Short-listed for the Kraszna Krausz Book Awards 2014

TINO BALIO is Emeritus Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The 2001 recipient of the inaugural Academy Film Scholar Grant from the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences, Balio has written widely on the historical development of Hollywood
and the American film industry. He is the author of a two-volume history of United Artists, Grand
Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930–1939
(1996), and The Foreign Film
Renaissance on American Screens, 1946–1973
(2010).

Introduction
1 Mergers and Acquisitions: The Quest for Synergy
2 Production: Tentpoles and Franchises
3 Distribution: Open Wide
4 Exhibition: Upgrading Moviegoing
5 Ancillary Markets: Shattered Windows
6 Independents: 'To the Rear and Back End'
Conclusion
References and Further Reading
Index

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