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By Charles C. Moul

This brief guide collects essays on all points of the movie by means of top experts in political economic climate, economics, accounting, finance, and advertising and marketing. as well as bringing the reader an up to date point of view on what's identified and what has been comprehensive, it contains either new findings on various themes and instructions for extra learn. themes comprise estimation of theatrical and ancillary call for, profitability experiences, the answer of glaring paradoxes in studio government habit, the interplay of the and executive, the affects of the latest adjustments in accounting criteria, and the function and significance of participation contracts. New effects comprise findings at the real nature of the seasonality of theatrical call for, the predictive energy of surveys dependent upon trailers, the impression of the Academy Awards, the efectiveness of past heritage measures to gauge solid participants and administrators, and the substitutability of films throughout diverse genres.

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1. Critiquing Hollywood: the political financial system of films Janet Wasko
2. movie construction within the electronic age: what will we find out about the earlier and the long run S. Abraham Ravid
3. motion picture accounting Harold L. Vogel
4. Theatrical releases and the launching of movies Charles C. Moul and Steven M. Shugan
5. the movies exhibition enterprise: serious concerns, perform, and learn Jehoshua Eliashberg
6. gains out of the image: learn concerns and profit resources past the North American field workplace Charles B. Weinberg.

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The literature on these issues can be traced back to Baumol (1958), Williamson (1964), and Holmstrom (1979). Important later theoretical studies include Smith and Stulz (1985); Froot, Scharfstein, and Stein (1992); and DeMarzo and Duffie (1995). See also Jin (2002) and Lim and Wang (2003). 22 For a discussion of these concepts, see Fershtman and Judd (1987) and Zabojnic (1998). 2a: The percentages of different types of films in various ROI deciles. 09 0 0 0 0 0 This table shows the rates of return from various types of films, divided into deciles.

13 Ravid and Basuroy (2004), who later collected these data for the same sample, found that the conjecture was right – in fact, the correlation is so high that it was difficult to run these cost components separately in a regression. xml CB784-Moul 0 521 84384 7 April 22, 2005 18:19 S. Abraham Ravid including budget figures, budgets seem to take much of the significance – in other words, big budget films may signal high revenues, regardless of the source of spending. Also, attention by reviewers seems to be important to success – the more reviews a film receives, the higher the revenues.

2001. Veni, Vidi, Video: The Hollywood Empire and the VCR, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. Wyatt, Justin. 1994. High Concept: Movies and Marketing in Hollywood, Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. xml CB784-Moul 0 521 84384 7 April 22, 2005 18:19 2 Film Production in the Digital Age – What Do We Know about the Past and the Future? s. abraham ravid Film production is a fascinating process. A raw idea is crystallized into a full-blown production with characters, set, and story. org). Sometimes film development and production are on a fast track.

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