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FILM 2401 Study Guide - Sony, Bertelsmann, Nbcuniversal


Department
Film
Course Code
FILM 2401
Professor
Joseph Kispal- Kovacs

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FILM 2401 June 6th
Film and Television in the Age of Media Conglomerates (1980-2013)
The “Big Seven” Media Conglomerates
- News Corporation
- Time-Warner
- Disney
- Viacom and CBS
- NBC Universal
- Bertelsmann
- Sony Corporation of America
Time Warner
- movies
- TV
- internet
- books & magazines
Walt Disney
- movies
- TV
- theme parks / resorts
Viacom
- movies
- TV
- video games
* owns CBS too
 CBS = TV
The Five Filters
1) Ownership
 profit seeking companies creating a bias
2) Advertising
 ads covering the cost of production
3) Sourcing
 who do news reporters go to for info?
4) Flak
 negative responses to media statements
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