Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television

Curtin, Michael, Holt, Jennifer, & Sanson, Kevin (Eds.) (2014) Distribution Revolution: Conversations about the Digital Future of Film and Television. University of California Press, Berkeley.

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Abstract

Distribution Revolution is a collection of interviews with leading film and TV professionals concerning the many ways that digital delivery systems are transforming the entertainment business. These interviews provide lively insider accounts from studio executives, distribution professionals, and creative talent of the tumultuous transformation of film and TV in the digital era. The first section features interviews with top executives at major Hollywood studios, providing a window into the big-picture concerns of media conglomerates with respect to changing business models, revenue streams, and audience behaviors. The second focuses on innovative enterprises that are providing path-breaking models for new modes of content creation, curation, and distribution—creatively meshing the strategies and practices of Hollywood and Silicon Valley. And the final section offers insights from creative talent whose professional practices, compensation, and everyday working conditions have been transformed over the past ten years. Taken together, these interviews demonstrate that virtually every aspect of the film and television businesses is being affected by the digital distribution revolution, a revolution that has likely just begun.

Interviewees include:

• Gary Newman, Chairman, 20th Century Fox Television

• Kelly Summers, Former Vice President, Global Business Development and New Media Strategy, Walt Disney Studios

• Thomas Gewecke, Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Warner Bros. Entertainment

• Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix

• Felicia D. Henderson, Writer-Producer, Soul Food, Gossip Girl

• Dick Wolf, Executive Producer and Creator, Law & Order

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ID Code: 86102
Item Type: Book
Keywords: digital distribution, media industries, streaming media, digital disruption, new media
ISBN: 9780520283251
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified (190299)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200) > Screen and Media Culture (200212)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Digital Media Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 30 Jul 2015 23:22
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2016 14:47

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