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  1. Vertical Integration During the Hollywood Studio Era


    URL/Identifizierer http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1139383
    Identifizierer alternativhttp://ssrn.com/abstract=1139383 URL
    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Berichte aus Forschung, Projekten, Tagungen>>
    UrheberHanssen, F. Andrew
    Verleger Colby College <Waterville, Me.>
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2008
    Umfang 48 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmwirtschaft; Filmpolitik
    Freie Schlagworte FW Hollywood; Studiosystem
    Beschreibung "The Hollywood "studio system" - with production, distribution, and exhibition vertically integrated - flourished from the late teens until 1948, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued its famous Paramount decision. The Paramount consent decrees required the divestiture of affiliated theater chains and the abandonment of a number of vertical practices. Although many of the banned practices have since been posited to have increased efficiency, an efficiency-enhancing rationale for ownership of theater chains has not been developed. This paper explores the hypothesis that theater chain ownership promoted efficient ex post adjustment in the length of film runs. Post-contractual run length adjustments are desirable because demand for a given film is not revealed until the film is actually exhibited. To test the hypothesis, the paper employs a unique data set of cinema booking sheets. It finds that run lengths for releases by vertically integrated (into exhibition) film producers were significantly - economically and statistically - more likely to be altered ex post. The paper also discusses additional contractual practices intended to promote flexibility in run lengths, some of which were instituted following the Paramount divestitures." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturINTRODUCTION; THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY AT THE TIME OF PARAMOUNT; THE PROBLEM; THE EVIDENCE; A SELF-ENFORCING SYSTEM?; THE CHANNEL; CONCLUSION; BIBLIOGRAPHY; TABLES
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Filmwirtschaft, Finanzierung
    RVK FWAP 44983; AP 47000; AP 58300
    DDC FWHistorische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugNordamerika>>USA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)>>
    zeitlicher Bezug20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1900 - 1919>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1920 - 1929>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1930 - 1939>>; 20. Jahrhundert, 1900 – 1999>>1940 - 1949>>
    SpracheEnglisch
    Anmerkungen zur RessourceHanssen, F. Andrew, Vertical Integration During the Hollywood Studio Era (May 30, 2008). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1139383