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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Hollywood in the New Millennium

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

Hollywood is facing unprecedented challenges – and is changing rapidly and radically as a result.
In this major new study of the contemporary film industry, leading film historian Tino Balio
explores the impact of the Internet, declining DVD sales and changing consumer spending habits
on the way Hollywood conducts its business. Today, the major studios play an insignificant role in
the bottom lines of their conglomerate parents and have fled to safety, relying on big-budget
tentpoles, franchises and family films to reach their target audiences. Comprehensive, compelling
and filled with engaging case studies (TimeWarner, DreamWorks SKG, Spider Man, The Lord of
the Rings
, IMAX, Netflix, Miramax, Sony Pictures Classics, Lionsgate and Sundance), Hollywood in
the New Millennium
is a must-read for all students of film studies, cinema studies, media studies,
communication studies, and radio and television.

  • 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

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'
References and Further Reading


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