Culture Conglomerates: Consolidation in the Motion Picture and Television Industries (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

Culture Conglomerates: Consolidation in the Motion Picture and Television Industries (Critical Media Studies: Institutions, Politics, and Culture)

By: William M. Kunz (author)Paperback

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This succinct overview explains conglomeration and regulation in the film and television industries, covering its history as well as the contemporary scene. Former producer William M. Kunz shows how the structure of these industries has evolved and how this structure impacts the production and distribution of cultural products. Ideal as a supplement for a variety of media courses, this student-friendly text includes synopses of key media regulations and policies, discussion questions, a glossary, and interesting sidebars.

About Author

William M. Kunz is assistant professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington at Tacoma. He has also worked as a vice president and senior producer at Turner Broadcasting and as a producer with ABC Sports and NBC Sports.

Contents

Chapter 1 Why Ownership Matters Chapter 2 Conglomeration in the Motion Picture Industry Chapter 3 Conglomeration in the Broadcast Television Industry Chapter 4 Patterns of Ownership in Motion Picture Distribution Chapter 5 Patterns of Ownership in Prime Time Network Programming Chapter 6 Conglomeration in Cable and Satellite Television Systems and Services Chapter 7 Why Ownership Matters, Revisited Chapter 8 Discussion Questions Chapter 9 Terms and Concepts 10 Selected Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742540668
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780742540668
  • weight: 417
  • ISBN10: 0742540669

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