Video And Dvd Industries

Author by : Paul McDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : When the videocassette recorder was launched on the consumer market in the mid-1970s, it transformed home entertainment. Bringing together complementary but also competing interests from the consumer electronics industry and the film, television and other copyright industries, video created a new sector of media business. Two decades later, DVD reinvented video media for the digital age. DVD provided consumers with an innovative form of entertainment technology and almost instantaneously became the catalyst for a huge boom in the video market. Although the VCR and DVD created major markets for video hardware and software, the video business has been continually shaped by industry conflicts and tensions. Repeatedly the video market has become divided when faced with the introduction of competing formats. Easy reproduction of films and other works on cassette or disc made video software a lucrative market for the copyright industries but also intensified struggles to combat the effects of commercial piracy. 'Video and DVD Industries' examines the business of video entertainment and provides the first study looking at DVD from an industrial perspective. Detailing divisions in the video business, the book outlines industry battles over incompatible formats, from the Betamax/VHS war, to competing laserdisc systems, alternatives such as video compact disc or Digital Video Express, and the introduction of HDDVD and Blu-ray high-definition systems. Chapters also look at the formation of international markets in the globalization of video media, the contradictory responses of the Hollywood studios to video and DVD, and the legal and technological measures taken to control industrialized video piracy.


George Clooney

Author by : Paul McDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Total Read : 50
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Description : Paul McDonald's study of the actor-filmmaker George Clooney traces the star's career, from his role in the hit television medical drama ER to his dual screen persona, allowing him to move seamlessly from commercial hits such as Out of Sight (1998) and Ocean's Eleven (2001) to more offbeat roles in such films as Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). McDonald also considers Clooney's political activism and his roles in such explicity political films as Three Kings (1999) and Syriana (2005), as well as his work as a producer of films including Argo (2012) and as director of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002); Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Suburbicon (2017) among others. McDonald places Clooney in the context of the Hollywood star system, considering the argument that Clooney's star persona has many similarities with that of Classical Hollywood movie stars such as Cary Grant, but also addresses Clooney as a very 21st century transmedia celebrity.


A New Pot Of Gold

Author by : Stephen Prince
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Total Read : 29
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Description : Facing an economic crisis in the 1980s, Hollywood moved to control the markets of videotape, pay-cable and pay-per-view. This volume examines the transformation that took the industry from the production of theatrical film to media software.


Hollywood Stardom

Author by : Paul McDonald
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Total Read : 19
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Description : By integrating star studies and film industry studies, HollywoodStardom reveals the inextricable bonds between culture andcommerce in contemporary notions of film stardom. Integrates the traditions of star studies and industry studiesto establish an original and innovative mode of analysis wherebythe ‘star image’ is replaced with the ‘starbrand’ Offers the first extensive analysis of stardom in the‘post-studio’ era Combines genre, narrative, acting, and discourse analysis withaspects of marketing theory and the economic analysis of the filmmarket Draws on an extensive body of research data not previouslydeployed in film scholarship A wide range of star examples are explored including GeorgeClooney, Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks, WillSmith, and Julia Roberts


Plunkett S Entertainment Media Industry Almanac

Author by : Jack W. Plunkett
Languange : un
Publisher by : Plunkett Research
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
Total Download : 680
File Size : 54,6 Mb
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Description : The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of the "Entertainment & Media 400," our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the 400 largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax, competitive advantage and much more. This innovative book offers 545 pages of unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.


Plunkett S Entertainment Media Industry Almanac 2009

Author by : Jack W. Plunkett
Languange : un
Publisher by : Plunkett Research, Ltd.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 91
Total Download : 279
File Size : 46,9 Mb
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Description : The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.


Television Myth And The American Mind

Author by : Hal Himmelstein
Languange : un
Publisher by : Praeger Publishers
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Total Read : 75
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Description : This book offers an interpretation of the myths that shape television images and reinforce this culture's dominant ideology. It provides histories of all television genres and connects developments within each genre to political, social, and cultural shifts in the larger society. This new Second Edition updates the previous edition's close textual analysis of representative series and serials to mid-1993, reflecting the significant changes that have occurred in both the business of television in the United States and in the larger society's dominant ideology. The Second Edition also reflects significant advances in critical theory related to the study of television that have occurred over the past decade, and it incorporates both the structuralist critical position (dominant in the first edition) and a post-structuralist position which moves away from a determinist textual analysis of ideology to a consideration of possible multiple decodings.


Plunkett S Entertainment Media Industry Almanac 2008

Author by : Jack W. Plunkett
Languange : un
Publisher by : Plunkett Research, Ltd.
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 12
Total Download : 250
File Size : 40,9 Mb
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Description : The electronic age is bringing sweeping changes to entertainment and media of all kinds, including publishing, broadcasting and film. Multimedia, the Internet and other digital media outlets for entertainment and information are being refined at a rapid rate. Media giants are merging and making big acquisitions. This book covers these exciting developments and provides profiles on hundreds of leading firms in film, radio, television, cable, new media, and publishing of all types including books, magazines and newspapers. It contains thousands of contacts for business and industry leaders, industry associations, Internet sites and other resources. You'll get in-depth profiles of nearly 400 of the world's top Entertainment & Media firms: our own unique list of companies that are the leaders in this field. Here you'll find complete profiles of the hot companies that are making news today, the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of the Entertainment and Media Business, from broadcasters to film production companies, casino operators to theme park companies, publishers of books and magazines to video game designers, and much more. Our corporate profiles include executive contacts, growth plans, financial records, address, phone, fax and much more. This innovative book offers unique information, all indexed and cross-indexed more for each firm! Our industry analysis section provides an exceptional discussion of business and market trends. The book includes statistical tables covering revenues for several industry sectors. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key data.


1991 Top 10 Almanac

Author by : Michael W. Robbins
Languange : un
Publisher by : Workman Publishing
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Total Read : 21
Total Download : 528
File Size : 44,6 Mb
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Description : An almanac of the best of everything according to the numbers for 1990, Top Ten is a factual, annual compendium of the most popular and successful things and phenomena in American life. Profusely illustrated, Top Ten marries the passion of list-making to the convenience of an almanac to provi de a lively portrait of American popular culture. Photographs throughout.


1991 Top 10 Almanac

Author by : Michael W. Robbins
Languange : un
Publisher by : Workman Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 96
Total Download : 642
File Size : 53,5 Mb
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Description : An almanac of the best of everything according to the numbers for 1990, Top Ten is a factual, annual compendium of the most popular and successful things and phenomena in American life. Profusely illustrated, Top Ten marries the passion of list-making to the convenience of an almanac to provi de a lively portrait of American popular culture. Photographs throughout.