How Hollywood Works
By (author) Janet Wasko
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How Hollywood Works by Janet Wasko
Book DescriptionThis is a book about the US motion picture industry - its structure and policies, its operations and practices. It looks at the processes that are involved in turning raw materials and labor into feature films. It describes the process of film production, distribution, exhibition and retail - a process that involves different markets where materials, labor and products are bought and sold. In other words, this is a book about how Hollywood works - as an industry. How Hollywood Works: - offers an up-to-date survey of the policies and structure of the US film industry - looks at the relationship between the film industry and other media industries - examines the role of the major studios and the other 'players' - including, law firms, talent agents, and trade unions and guilds - provides access to hard-to-find statistical information on the industry While many books describe the film production and marketing process, they usually do so from an industry perspective and few look at Hollywood critically from within a more general economic, political and social context. By offering just such a critique, Janet Wasko's text provides a timely and essential analysis of how Hollywood works for all students of film and media.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761968146
(234mm x 156mm x 13mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Janet Wasko
Handbook of Political Economy of Communications, Paperback (February 2014)
Over the last decade, political economy has grown rapidly as a specialist area of research and teaching within communications and media studies. The Handbook of Political Economy of Communication combines authoritative overviews of core ideas with new case study materials and the best of contemporary theorization and research.
Companion to Television, Paperback (December 2009)
A Companion to Television is a magisterial collection of original essays that charter the field of television studies over the past century.
Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry, Hardback (January 2008)» View all books by Janet Wasko
The Contemporary Hollywood Film Industry is a collection of essays by leading scholars that examines the state of the U.S. film industry, from the l980s to present day.
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Author Biography - Janet Wasko
Wasko's teaching areas include the political economy of communications, media theories and international communication issues. She is author, co-author or editor of 19 books including Understanding Disney: The Manufacture of Fantasy; Dazzled by Disney: The Global Disney Audience Project; and The Handbook for Political Economy of Communications. She is currently serving as the President of the International Association for Media and Communication Research.
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