TITLE

DISSIN' THE DISTRIBS: Hollywood's Questionable Distribution Policies

AUTHOR(S)
Wasko, Janet
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
Film International (16516826);2003, Vol. 1 Issue 4, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article looks at the business practices of film and media corporations in the U.S. with focus on film distribution. It identifies the major film distribution companies in the industry, which includes Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Columbia, and the advantages that they have over smaller distribution companies. In essence, it argues that there is an oligopoly in motion picture distribution. It also offers information on the different types of distribution deals or agreements. It traces how the movie money flows, including sources of revenues and kinds of expenses. A highlight of the article is a discussion on the accounting method used by film companies. Finally, it offers an explanation of why major film companies continue to dominate the market.
ACCESSION #
19403614

 

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