Film Policy: International, National and Regional Perspectives

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Overview

Film Policy is the first comprehensive overview of the workings of the international film industry. The authors examine film cultures and film policy across the world, explaining why Hollywood cinema dominates the global film market, and the effects of the rise of television and video on the international industry.
In a series of case studies drawn from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, the authors explore the relationship between Hollywood cinema product and national film cultures, and trace the development of international and national film policies, looking at issues of financing, regulation, protectionism and censorship.

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Fifteen articles examine film cultures and film policy across the world, explaining why Hollywood cinema dominates the global film market, and the effects of the rise of television and video on the international industry. In a series of case studies drawn from North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia, the authors explore the relationship between Hollywood cinema product and national film cultures. They trace the development of film policies, looking at issues of financing, regulation, protectionism, and censorship. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415097901
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/2/1996
  • Series: Culture: Policy and Politics Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Notes on contributors
Series editors' preface
Acknowledgements
Terms for a Reader: Film, Hollywood, National Cinema, Cultural Identity and Film Policy 1
1 Adjusting to the New Global in the Economy: Hollywood in the 1990s 23
2 Evolution and Competition in the American Video Marketplace 39
3 Selling Television 62
4 The Crime of Monsieur Lang: GATT, the Screen and the New International Division of Cultural Labour 72
5 European Co-Production Strategies: The Case of France and Britain 85
6 British Film Policy 101
7 Policy Rhetorics of an Imaginary Cinema: The Discursive Economy of the Emergence of the Australian and Canadian Feature Film 114
8 Film Policy in Latin America 128
9 India's National Film Policy: Shifting Currents in the 1990s 148
10 Cinema Polic(ing)y in Indonesia 172
11 Film and Cinema in Singapore: Cultural Policy as Control 185
12 Art and Industry: Regional Film and Video Policy in the UK 215
13 Peripheral Visions: Regionalism, Nationalism, Internationalism 234
14 The National Question in Quebec and Its Impact on Canadian Cultural Policy 249
15 Speaking Out: Indigenous Film Policy Debates in Australia, New Zealand and Canada 262
Index 275
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