East Asian Screen Industries is a guide to the film industries of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the PRC. The authors examine how local production has responded to global trends and explore the effects of widespread de-regulation and China's accession to the World Trade Organisation.
Darrell William Davis is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Media& Film, UNSW. Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh is Associate Professor, Cinema-TV, Hong Kong Baptist University.
Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- East Asian Benchmarks in Policy and Practice.- The New Localism: Alternatives to Blockbuster Benchmarks.- The Power of Small Screens.- Pan-Asian Cinema: Finance, Marketing, Distribution.- Generation: Cultural Commerce and Signature Narratives.- Festivals, Events and Players.- Epilogue: Problems and Prospects for East Asian Screens.- References.- Index.