The Hollywood Reporter Blue Book

Film, TV and Commercial Production Directory

Author: Hollywood Reporter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781928936305

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 424

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Directory contains more than 250 product and service categories that represent all services and personnel necessary to take a film, TV, commercial or music video project from concept to completion.

How to Manage Your Agent

A Writer’s Guide to Hollywood Representation

Author: Gervich Chad

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136070931

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 6851


First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Hollywood in Crisis

Cinema and American Society 1929-1939

Author: Colin Schindler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134850476

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Aging, Media, and Culture

Author: C. Lee Harrington,Denise Bielby,Anthony R. Bardo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739183648

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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This collection of original articles sits at the intersection of two interdisciplinary fields: media studies and aging studies. Drawing on both scholarly literatures, we explore the reciprocal influences of aging and mediation in the realms of music, television, celebrity, fandom, social media, film, and advertising/marketing, among others.

Patterns of Bias in Hollywood Movies

Author: John W. Cones

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 0875869580

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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It's pretty broadly recognized that Hollywood movies contain patterns of bias, but it's not just people of color or women who are hurt by this. Many groups within America's multicultural society have complained over the years about negative and stereotypical portrayals of their own group members in motion pictures produced or released through the Hollywood-based studios. Yet, as an expert on the U.S. film industry points out, such complaints have had little impact on consistent patterns of bias in movies. This book takes a broader look at the nature of negative and stereotypical movie portrayals and tracks patterns of such one-sided depictions over a longer period time. As a result, the patterns of bias — and the source the problem — become more clear. The problem appears be that most of the people who have green-light authority in the U.S. film industry — for either the production and/or distribution of a motion picture — share a common ethnic/religious/cultural background. Thus, the stories of their cohort and those of all other ethnic, religious and/or cultural groups (whose members seldom achieve positions of power Hollywood) are being filtered through the cultural sensibilities of a single group. John Cones suggests that the solution could lie in increasing diversity at the highest levels in the U.S. film industry. This work grew out of the observed frustration of film industry critics who have pointed out examples of bias and stereotyping in specific movies over the years only to be rebuffed by the simplistic studio arguments that such films reflect the real world and that moviegoers vote with their pocket books. It can be shown that there is a consistent pattern to the choices Hollywood studio executives make with respect to the movies produced and released and the specific content of those movies, and it becomes obvious that Hollywood is selectively portraying reality. Movie goers only have limited options among all of the possibilities that could be portrayed on the silver screen. This book differs from other studies touching on bias in motion pictures. Most such books focus on the treatment of a single ethnic, religious, cultural, racial or other readily identifiable interest group, but this study attempts to provide an overview and to identify patterns over time. When the patterns of bias in motion picture content are sufficiently demonstrated and documented, it becomes easier to identify the source of the bias and to explain why such bias exists.

Joseph W. Young, Jr., and the City Beautiful

A Biography of the Founder of Hollywood, Florida

Author: Joan Mickelson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786468807

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 7803


Joseph Young was acknowledged as one of the five or six major city builders in boomtime Florida. From palmetto, bare ground and water in 1920 he created Hollywood By-the-Sea with an elegant Beaux Arts plan of circles and lakes, calling his creation a "City Beautiful," an ideal first propounded by Daniel Burnham of Chicago. The fine bones of Young's original city are the heart of it today. Young's skills included a rare talent for publicity and a knack for making and spending millions--supported by an immense personal charm that is still remembered decades after his death. This first full biography of Young traces his start as city builder in turn-of-the-century California where new cities blossomed and were ballyhooed--thence to Indianapolis, home of Carl Fisher who developed Miami Beach, on his creation of Hollywood and Port Everglades, and then to his Adirondack resort, ending with his dreams to expand Hollywood, fulfilled after his early death.

Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine

A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604734140

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2469


The fan magazine has often been viewed simply as a publicity tool, a fluffy exercise in self-promotion by the film industry. But as an arbiter of good and bad taste, as a source of knowledge, and as a gateway to the fabled land of Hollywood and its stars, the American fan magazine represents a fascinating and indispensable chapter in journalism and popular culture. Anthony Slide's Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine provides the definitive history of this artifact. It charts the development of the fan magazine from the golden years when Motion Picture Story Magazine and Photoplay first appeared in 1911 to its decline into provocative headlines and titillation in the 1960s and afterward. Slide discusses how the fan magazines dealt with gossip and innuendo, and how they handled nationwide issues such as Hollywood scandals of the 1920s, World War II, the blacklist, and the death of President Kennedy. Fan magazines thrived in the twentieth century, and they presented the history of an industry in a unique, sometimes accurate, and always entertaining style. This major cultural history includes a new interview with 1970s media personality Rona Barrett, as well as original commentary from a dozen editors and writers. Also included is a chapter on contributions to the fan magazines from well-known writers such as Theodore Dreiser and e. e. cummings. The book is enhanced by an appendix documenting some 268 American fan magazines and includes detailed publication histories.

The South Korean Film Renaissance

Local Hitmakers, Global Provocateurs

Author: Jinhee Choi

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819569860

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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For the past decade, the Korean film industry has enjoyed a renaissance. With innovative storytelling and visceral effects, Korean films not only have been commercially viable in the domestic and regional markets but also have appealed to cinephiles everywhere on the international festival circuit. This book provides both an industrial and an aesthetic account of how the Korean film industry managed to turn an economic crisis—triggered in part by globalizing processes in the world film industry—into a fiscal and cultural boom. Jinhee Choi examines the ways in which Korean film production companies, backed by affluent corporations and venture capitalists, concocted a variety of winning production trends. Through close analyses of key films, Choi demonstrates how contemporary Korean cinema portrays issues immediate to its own Korean audiences while incorporating the transnational aesthetics of Hollywood and other national cinemas such as Hong Kong and Japan. Appendices include data on box office rankings, numbers of films produced and released, market shares, and film festival showings.