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  1. There was a time when landline phones where the only means of communication in the film industry. There were no indie trade organizations or studio specialty divisions, HBO had just been born, cable television was a luxury, videocassette machines cost between five hundred and seven hundred dollars, and foreign-language films were the main source of alternative cinema.

  2. Apr 1, 2019 · Independent films, and more specifically the black film industry, are one source of divergent media voices that centers on the stories and experiences of racialethnic minorities in a nuanced way and that often rejects the stereotypes widely promoted in mainstream films (Yearwood 2000). However, the film industry, a fundamentally capitalist ...

    • Minjeong Kim, Rachelle J. Brunn-Bevel
    • 2020
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  4. Independent movies - statistics & facts. In an industry with a growing number of franchises and superhero movies, independent films offer a breath of fresh air to audiences seeking...

  5. Nov 5, 2019 · 'film industry' is a “neutral mediu m” in shaping public preferences; and the thesis tha t the publ ic stands as 'unitary' in front of a mass directed by a 'c ollective

  6. Feb 27, 2020 · However, despite the wide usage of the concept across media sectors, the majority of research on the phenomenon has been confined to one type of content (music or video or books) and one type of industry (the music industry or the television industry or the film industry) (see, for example, Dixon, 2013; Johansson et al., 2018; Lobato, 2019).

    • Hendrik Storstein Spilker, Terje Colbjørnsen
    • 2020
  7. Aug 6, 2023 · Abstract. Entertainment products such as movies are risky investments but contribute to societal welfare through their cultural and economic value. Therefore, movie production receives financial support from both private investors and public institutions, in the form of subsidies.

  8. Abstract. The chapter examines the forms independent film production took within the studio system until the late 1940s. It focuses on 'top-rank independent production' that involved primarily prestige level films made initially by a small number of creative producers (Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selznick, Walter Wanger, etc.) who distributed their films through United Artists, and after 1940 by ...

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