Creative cities and the film industry: Antalya's transition to a Eurasian film centre

Durmaz, Bahar, Yigitcanlar, Tan, & Velibeyoglu, Koray (2008) Creative cities and the film industry: Antalya's transition to a Eurasian film centre. The Open Urban Studies Journal, 1, pp. 1-10.

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In the knowledge era, cites are competing to attract and retain creative industries and workers for securing their economic, social and urban growth as well as ensuring their creative city formation. During the last decade rapidly growing popularity of creative cities has encouraged many cities seeking creativity to specialise in specific sectors of the creative industries. In this context, the paper explores creativity strategies and the role of film industry in creative city formulation. Antalya, Turkey is investigated as an emerging film industry-oriented creative city due to recent industry developments, its natural and constructed assets and amenities along with its openness to creativity. This paper also examines some of the creative city examples, scrutinises potentials and constraints of Antalya and Turkish film industry, and provides discussion and recommendation for Antalya's transition to a Eurasian film centre.

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ID Code: 17551
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).
DOI: 10.2174/00000
ISSN: 1874-9429
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Durmaz et al.; Licensee Bentham Open.
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