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Classical Style: Formation of an Industry The Motion Picture Patents Company (MPPC) Formed in 1908 A peace settlement between Edison and American Mutoscope & Biograph (AM&B) A patent pool comprised of various allied production companies: Edison, Selig, Kalem, Vitagraph, Lubin, Biograph and Essanay Provided stabilization of production/distribution/exhibition that would be needed to later developments. The Trust controlled: 1) Production of raw film 2) Manufacture of films 3) Manufacture of projection equipment 4) Film distribution 5) Exhibition Licenses were issued to production companies to produce pictures. Raw stock had to be purchased from Eastman Kodak. The Trust controlled the market at all levels, including film supply to American filmmakers, which resulted in a fixed price structure. Two-thirds of all theaters were fed MPPC films (approximately 6000 nationwide). This sizable gap provided independent producers with an opportunity.
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  • Fall '13
  • Film Studies, Warner Bros., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Picture Patents Company, theaters, Paramount Pictures Corporation

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