studiosystem - 2 Grading of product A& B movies III...

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The Business of Making Movies Than November 9, 2010 I. The Studio System A. Importance in Film History A. Oligopoly control B. Vertical integration II. Production—factory-like system A. Centralized location B. Employment practices 1. Division of labor 2. Long-term contracts C. Standardization of films 1. Standardization of length 3. Genre specialization
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Unformatted text preview: 2. Grading of product: A & B movies III. Distribution A. Terms 1. Run 2. Zone 3. Clearance B. Strategy: platform distribution IV. Exhibition A. “Big Five” theaters. B. Independent theaters: block booking V. The End of the Studio System A. The Paramount Decision (1948) B. The Red Scare C. Suburbanization D. Television...
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