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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

European Film Industries

ISBN 9780851709482
Publication Date January 2004
Formats Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series International Screen Industries

In what kind of state is the European film business? This study is the first in a series that provides an accessible understanding of how the world's contemporary screen industries function. It looks at all the factors in play, from government regulation to the marketing strategies behind an international success like "Run Lola Run"/"Lola Rennt". Anne Jackel evaluates how Europe's film industries operate, their working practices and the region's place within the global business of cinema. Exploring trends in production, distribution and exhibition, the book considers a range of national and pan-regional developments. Key areas of critical debate are highlighted, including private and public financing, co-production, film policy, links between the film and television industries, and the threats to "art cinema" from within and without Europe.

The historical background to Europe's film industries
Developing and facilitating production
Production financing and co-production
European and pan-European initiatives
Film distribution networks within Europe
Film exhibition and the European box office.

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