A Concise Handbook of Movie Industry Economics by Charles C. Moul

By Charles C. Moul

This brief instruction manual collects essays on all elements of the movie by means of prime gurus in political economic climate, economics, accounting, finance, and advertising. as well as bringing the reader an up to date viewpoint on what's recognized and what has been entire, it comprises either new findings on a number of subject matters and instructions for added examine. themes contain estimation of theatrical and ancillary call for, profitability reports, the solution of obvious paradoxes in studio govt habit, the interplay of the and executive, the affects of the newest alterations in accounting criteria, and the function and value of participation contracts. New effects contain findings at the real nature of the seasonality of theatrical call for, the predictive energy of surveys dependent upon trailers, the influence of the Academy Awards, the efectiveness of earlier historical past measures to gauge solid participants and administrators, and the substitutability of films throughout various genres.

Table of Contents

1. Critiquing Hollywood: the political economic climate of films Janet Wasko
2. movie creation within the electronic age: what can we find out about the previous and the longer term S. Abraham Ravid
3. motion picture accounting Harold L. Vogel
4. Theatrical releases and the launching of movies Charles C. Moul and Steven M. Shugan
5. the movies exhibition enterprise: severe matters, perform, and examine Jehoshua Eliashberg
6. gains out of the image: study concerns and profit resources past the North American field place of work Charles B. Weinberg.

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Film companies in the 1970s and 1980s, especially emphasizing the role of the State in these activities (in Balio 1976). In another article, Guback defended a nation’s right to resist Hollywood’s domination and develop its own film industry based on economic and cultural factors (Guback 1989). S. , Guback presented a strong critique of Hollywood’s structure and practices, as opposed to the other industrially oriented articles in the same volume (Compaine 1982). xml CB784-Moul 0 521 84384 7 April 22, 2005 14:28 Janet Wasko theory to examine the market structure of Canadian film (Pendakur 1990).

Film industry to better understand the historical evolution of globalization. new directions for political economy Even though there is a steadily growing body of literature that analyzes film from a political economic perspective, more attention is needed in various areas. Obviously, new technologies are constantly presenting new possibilities for the industry and demand analysis by scholars (see Harries 2002). In addition, political economic analysis can become more effective by linking with other compatible approaches.

Xml CB784-Moul 0 521 84384 7 April 22, 2005 18:19 Film Production in the Digital Age box-office data and budgets) on his sample of 349 films from 1992 to 1993. He finds that G-rated films perform the best. Simonoff and Sparrow (2000) use a different sample: films released in 1997–98. Only domestic revenues are considered. However, the G-factor seems to be there, despite the fact that the main source of income of G-rated films is video revenues (not included in their sample) and that international revenues matter.

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