This timely book recounts British Columbia's rapid rise from relative obscurity in the film world to its current status as Hollywood North. Mike Gasher positions the provincial industry as a model for contemporary commercial film production, strongly shaped by the perception of cinema as a medium of regional development rather than of culture. He also considers the broader implications for national cinema of the trend toward location and service production.Hollywood North brings into focus the tension between globalization and localization in the film industry. Essential reading for students in communications and cinema studies, it will also appeal to film buffs and those involved in arts policy
Mike Gasher is a member of the Department of Journalism, Concordia University, and co-author of Mass Communications in Canada. He is a former reporter and editor at The Province, The Columbian, and other papers.
1 Cinema in the Age of Globalization 2 Cinema As a Medium of Regional Industrial Development: A History of BC Film Production 3 The Terms of Inclusion: British Columbia within the Political Economy of North American Film Production 4 Promote It and They Will Come: Provincial Film Policy in British Columbia 5 Locating British Columbia As Cinematic Place: Contending Regimes of Film Production 6 Locating the BC Film Industry Appendix: Partial List of BC Feature Film Credits, 1976-2000 Notes References Index