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  • 1. The film industry
    Film studies lesson 1
    To understand the film industry as a global market.
    To focus on the current state of the US film industry
  • 2. The film industry
    The film industry is just that, an industry. The idea is to make money and produce products to sell to the audiences
    The Hollywood film industry has been dominating the market for many years.
    In previous times they had what was known as the Hollywood studio system
  • 3. The Hollywood studio system (see handout)
    Dominant in the early 1920’s to the 1950’s:
    The 5 majors
    Loew’s/metro- Goldwyn Mayer
    RKO (Radio-keith-orpheum)
    Warner brothers
    Paramount
    20th century fox
    Columbia and universal as were united artists. They were considered major players but on a level lower than the ones above (the little three)
    Walt Disney studios was an independent production company during this time.
  • 4. Hollywood today
    20th century fox
    Key players within Hollywood
  • 5. Key terms
    Conglomerate- two or more companies joined together. Each company will be an entirely different business but will be joined together often by a parent company. Often the conglomerate is multi industry
    Subsidiaries are entities that are controlled by another higher entity. So for example a business that is owned by a parent business or conglomerate.
  • 6.
    • My space
    20th century fox
    • Americanidol.com
    Searchlight pictures
    Harper Collins
    News
    Corporation
    Conglomerate
    • The Sun
    • 7. The Daily Telegraph
    • 8. The wall street journal
    • 9. The Times
    Holdings in SKY
    BskyB
    Fox sports
    FX
    National geographic
    Fox news channel
  • 10. Conglomerates
    Turner broadcasting system
    Film, television and publishing
    Subsidiaries
    Time Warner: Conglomerate
    Warner brothers pictures
    New line cinema
    Cartoon network
    Castle rock
    HBO
    DC comics
  • 11. Globalization
    The process whereby the lives of individuals and local communities are affected by worldwide economic forces. It may also be seen as the idea that the world is becoming a single market place dominated by multinational companies
    AS film studies the essential guide
    As we have already seen, the major players in the Hollywood studios are part of much larger companies who dominate a global market.
  • 12. Task 1
    Research one USA film company and find out if it is part of a conglomerate or all the other companies that it has worked with.
    20 minutes- then feedback
  • 13. Globalization
    The process whereby the lives of individuals and local communities are affected by worldwide economic forces. It may also be seen as the idea that the world is becoming a single market place dominated by multinational companies
    AS film studies the essential guide
    As we have already seen, the major players in the Hollywood studios are part of much larger companies who dominate a global market.
  • 14. Question 1
    Previously films would have been released in the USA first, then follow to the UK at a later date.
    Some films now have a global release date where audiences around the world see it on the same day. Why do you think that this is?
  • 15. Global release date
    What are the benefits of a globally released film?
  • 16. Question 2
    If films don’t have a global release date, the window between the cinema and DVD release is very short, why do you think this is?
  • 17. The American film industry
    First key idea is that films are products of a global industry which is dominated by the USA
    One of the main reasons for the domination is what we have seen earlier in the lesson. Large conglomerates.
  • 18. Task 2
    Thinking about all you have learnt today about the USA film companies, read the handout on the Hollywood studio system and create a mind map detailing the information about how the film industry has progressed to its current state today.
    Complete for homework- Remember these are going to be revision notes
  • 19. Vertical integration
    One of the earliest, largest and most famous examples of vertical integration was the Carnegie Steel company. The company controlled not only the mills where the steel was made, but also the mines where the iron ore was extracted, the coal mines that supplied the coal, the ships that transported the iron ore and the railroads that transported the coal to the factory, the coke ovens where the coal was cooked, etc. The company also focused heavily on developing talent internally from the bottom up, rather than importing it from other companies.[1] Later on, Carnegie even established an institute of higher learning to teach the steel processes to the next generation.
  • 20. Impact of new technology
    TV
    VHS
    DVD
    3D