Locomotives and stargates : inner‐city studio complexes in Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto

Goldsmith, Ben & O'Regan, Tom (2004) Locomotives and stargates : inner‐city studio complexes in Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 10(1), 29-45.

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This article examines the place of large studio complexes in plans for the regeneration of inner-city areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto. Recent developments in each city are placed in the context of international audiovisual production dynamics, and are considered in terms of the ways they intersect with a range of policy thinking. They are at once part of particular urban revitalisation agendas, industry development planning, city branding and image-making strategies, and new thinking about film policy at national and sub-national levels. The article views studio complexes through four frames: as particular kinds of studio complex development; as 'locomotives' driving a variety of related industries; as 'stargates' enabling a variety of transformations, including the remediation of contaminated, derelict or outmoded land controlled by public authorities or their agents close to the centre of each city; and as components of the entrepreneurial, internationally oriented city.

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ID Code: 50370
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Special Issue: Urban Space and the Uses of Culture
Keywords: City branding, Cultural policy, Film studios, Screen production, Urban regeneration
DOI: 10.1080/1028663042000212319
ISSN: 1028-6632
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 15 May 2012 05:47
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2014 21:44

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