If you build it... film studios and the transformative effects of migrating media production

Goldsmith, Ben (2010) If you build it... film studios and the transformative effects of migrating media production. In Elmer, Greg, Davis, Charles H., Marchessault, Janine, & McCullough, John (Eds.) Locating Migrating Media. Lexington Books, Lanham, MD.

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In the years since the release of the film Field of Dreams, the phrase “If you build it, they will come” has become a cliché beloved by journalists, boosters of speculative land developments or remediations and misty-eyed enthusiasts of a host of unlikely schemes. It is one of the articles of faith of the location interest, the coalition of actors motivated to work to attract film business to a particular place. The phrase is full of optimism and potential. It seeks to instill confidence that the construction of production infrastructure like studios and the nourishment of conditions for local service providers will drive the (economic) locomotive and open the (celebrity) stargate. Unfortunately sometimes, it is just a crazy dream.

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ID Code: 62206
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: film studios, international production, location interest, globalisation, project networks
ISBN: 9780739142417
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Lexington Books
Deposited On: 01 Sep 2013 22:44
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2013 09:39

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