This is a major new assessment of the American movie industry in the 1990's, focusing on the development of new communication technologies such as cable and home video and examining their impact on the production and distribution of motion pictures.
Janet Wasko is the author of many books and articles including, Movies and Money, The Political Economy of Information (editor with Vincent Mosco, University of Wisconsin Press, 1988) and Communications and Democracy (editor with Slavko Splichal, Ablex Publishing Corp., 1993).
1. Introduction: Hollywood and the Culture Industry. 2. The Way We Were: An Historical Look at Hollywood and Technology. 3. Film Production: In the Information Age. 4. The Big Boys: The Hollywood Majors. 5. The Wired Nation and the Electronic Super Highway: Cable Television, Pay Cable, Pay-Per-View and Beyond. 6. Talkin' 'Bout a Revolution: Home Video. 7. The Silver Screen: Theatrical Exhibition in the Information Age. 8. Hollywood Meets Madison Ave: The Commercialization of U. S. Films. 9. Around the World in Nanoseconds: International Markets for Filmed Entertainment. 10. Hooray for Hollywood: Moving into the 21st Century. Index.