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PSC 2478- Midterm Exam Guide - Comprehensive Notes for the exam ( 32 pages long!)


Department
Political Science
Course Code
PSC 2478
Professor
Rola Hussein
Study Guide
Midterm

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PSC 2478
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE

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Big 5 Studios:
-Paramount- Viacom
-Loew’s/MGM- dormant
-20th Century Fox- owned by FOX
-Warner Brothers- owned by Time Warner
-RKO- merged into MGM, then was replaced by Disney
-all used vertical integration (owned studios, distribution, and theaters)
Little 3 Studios:
-Universal- owned by Comcast- which owns NBC
-Columbia
-United Artists
-owned studios and distribution, but not theaters
Epstein:
Hollywood Lecture 2-
1950s-60s
-TV rise and Hollywood begins to sell films to TV, especially Westerns
-main organizations:
-studios: "Big 6": Sony, Warner Bros., Disney, NBC, Fox, and Viacom- new ones
-networks
-production companies
-agents: take commission (usually 10%)
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-above the line agents: specific project
-below the line agents: general projects
-unions: examples are SAG, WGA, etc.
-Top TV owners: CBS,Comcast/NBC, News Corporations, Time Warner, Viacom, and Disney
-some independent organizations
-many scripts are never produced
-5 Stages of Production-
-Development: selection process, usually the longest phase
-Pre-production: logistics/preparation
-Production: actual shooting
-Post-production: editing
-Distribution: audience advertising
-feature film= director is king
-TV shows= writer is king
-opening weekend determines the fate of a film
-windowing: the process of movies been sold in other venues after the theater
-most movies don't make profits from ticket sales in American, but they do get:
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