Locating Migrating Media

Locating Migrating Media

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Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book contributes to debates about media globalization, focusing on the local impact of new sites of media production. The book's chapters also question the role that film and television industries and local and regional governments play in broader economic develop and tax incentive schemes.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739142410
  • 9780739142417

Table of contents

Part 1 Part I: Production, Distribution and Labor Chapter 2 Ch. 1 Migrating from South to North: The Role of Film Festivals in Funding and Shaping Global South Film and Video Chapter 3 Ch. 2 When TV Formats Migrate: Languages of Business and Culture Chapter 4 Ch. 3 Saskatchewan Television Labor and Jurisdictional Advantage Part 5 Part II: Infrastructure, Policy and Economic Development Chapter 6 Ch. 4 International Production Outsourcing and the Development of Indigenous Film and Television Capabilities:The Case of Canada Chapter 7 Ch. 5 Fashioning the Boutique Location: Remaking the Gold Coast as an International Production Location Chapter 8 Ch. 6 If You Build It... Film Studios and the Transformative Effects of Migrating Media Production Part 9 Part III: Lived Local Screens Chapter 10 Ch. 7 Poetics of Place in Montreal Films Chapter 11 Ch. 8 Toronto's Aesthetic Turf War and the Look of Rival Film Policies in Monkey Warfare Chapter 12 Ch. 9 The Lord of the Rings as a Cultural Projection
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The media are on the move, in every conceivable way. As "new" media arrive at our doorsteps and bedsides, this compelling volume asks us to think about mobile media in a different way, to consider the who, what, when, and where of how the media go about their business. In an era of footloose cultural production, Locating Migrating Media is an invaluable guide. -- Toby Miller, New York University This volume is unique in its examination of productions' impact on the locales themselves, and the locations' impact on the televisual aspects of the productions...This book fills a unique niche. Summing Up: Recommended. CHOICE
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About Janine Marchessault

Dr. Greg Elmer is associate professor of radio and television arts at Ryerson University, and the director of Infoscape new Media Lab. He also co-authored Contracting Out Hollywood: Runaway Production and Foreign Location Shooting.
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