Film Studio

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The Film Studio sheds new light on the evolution of global film production, highlighting the role of film studios worldwide. The authors explore the contemporary international production environment, alleging that global competition is best understood as an unequal and unstable partnership between the 'design interest' of footloose producers and the 'location interest' of local actors. Ben Goldsmith and Tom O'Regan identify various types of film studios and investigate the consequences for Hollywood, ...

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Overview

The Film Studio sheds new light on the evolution of global film production, highlighting the role of film studios worldwide. The authors explore the contemporary international production environment, alleging that global competition is best understood as an unequal and unstable partnership between the 'design interest' of footloose producers and the 'location interest' of local actors. Ben Goldsmith and Tom O'Regan identify various types of film studios and investigate the consequences for Hollywood, international film production, and the studio locations.

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Media International Australia
The book's strategy—positioning the studio at the centre of current international production—permits a very persuasive and useful analysis of where the industry (in the largest sense) is now and how it got here.
— R. J. Thompson, La Trobe University
Media International Australia - R. J. Thompson
The book's strategy—positioning the studio at the centre of current international production—permits a very persuasive and useful analysis of where the industry (in the largest sense) is now and how it got here.
Allen J. Scott
The global film industry is evidently on the verge of a major sea-change as more and more shooting activities decentralize from traditional centers of production—above all Hollywood–to other locations, all over the world. Goldsmith and O'Regan provide us with the first systematic in-depth assessment of this trend and its implications for the future of the global landscape of film-making activities.
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Meet the Author

Ben Goldsmith is a lecturer in the Centre for Screen Studies and Research at the Australian Film, Television, and Radio School in Sydney, Australia. Tom O'Regan is professor of media and cultural studies in the School of English, Media Studies, and Art History at the University of Queensland.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 International Production and Globalization Chapter 4 2 Types of Studio Chapter 5 3 Studios, the "Location Interest," and Policy Chapter 6 4 Studios, Stargates, and Urban Reimagining Chapter 7 5 Extreme Dreams in Satellite Locations: The Rise of the Greenfields Studio Chapter 8 6 From National to International Film Studios Chapter 9 7 Still Exceptional? London's Film Studios Chapter 10 8 "The Same but Different!": Canadian Studios and International Production Chapter 11 9 Still the Center: Studios and the United States Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Authors

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