Film TV 184 A
1) Lesson 1 The Old vs. New Hollywood Studio System
Q: What happened in 1948 that altered the film industrys vertical integration? Describe
this vertical integration and the process by which the government broke up the studio
Q: What is the state of the agency biz? In other words, what changes are shaping todays
major talent agencies (CAA, WME, UTA, ICM Partners, Paradigm,
A: The broadening entertainment landscape has shifted for a increased comple
A: According to Justin Wyatt, he contends that there indeed has been an evolution of the
significance of being independent in todays Hollywood as today Hollywood is majorly based
upon the interdependence between film forms and
The house should ban the death penalty. Proposition
o Death Penalty (Capital Punishment violates right to life, is expensive, racist,
arbitrary, and fallible. Further, the deterrent effect of the death penalty has
never been proven. Decades of expe
Producers guide project through development and later production.
Often the start of the project
Many are dependent independents who develop/produce material to bring to a studio.
Some are vanity companies
The Studio System
1930s Big 5
20th Century Fox
Little 3: Did not own the theaters.
Filmed in West, distributed/exhibited in East.
Pre-sold Properties, Stars and genres, new slates based in what has been sold before.
Media conglomerates: ownership across an array of media sectors/industries, to allow
sales/exhibition across media.
Vertical integration: Company does it all.
Horizontal integration: Alike/complimentary/competitive.
Media concentration: Phase 3 h
November 25, 2015
Newer Developments in Ancillaries
New delivery systems due to digital tech and widespread broadband internet access.
Reflect newer viewing platforms (digital cable, DVR, iPhone, etc.)
Film 184 October 21 2015
The Rise of the Agency
UTA and WM came into the mix. Agencies not as important during the Studio Era.
CAA defined the modern talent agency. Aggressive, assertive tactics. Poached clients from
competitors. Built premium talent rost