Holt skillfully expands the conventional models and boundaries of media history. A fundamental part of her argument is that these media industries have been intertwined for decades and, as such, cannot be considered separately. Instead, film, cable and broadcast must be understood in relation to one another, as critical components of a common history. Empires of Entertainment is a unique account of deregulation and its impact on political economy, industrial strategies, and media culture at the end of the twentieth century.
|Publisher:||Rutgers University Press|
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About the Author
Jennifer Holt is an assistant professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the coeditor of Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Foundation of Empires 1
1 1980-1983: Film versus Cable 22
2 1983-1985: Broadcast and the Blueprints of Empires 44
3 1984-1986: Outsiders Moving in-Murdoch and Turner 69
4 1986-1988: Golden Era Redux 93
5 1989-1992: Big Media without Frontiers 115
6 1993-1995: The Last Mile 140
Conclusion: 1996 and Beyond-The Political Economy of Transformation 165