FAVMPa070 Cinema Industry

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Michal Večeřa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Pavel Skopal, Ph.D.
Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Film Studies and Audiovisual Culture - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:00–11:40 C34
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course focuses on developing and deepening knowledge about the possibilities of film industry research. The topic of industrial history is presented from different points of view, with the economic perspective at the centre. When researching the film industries, it is necessary to address other issues that border on other research areas - cultural history, star studies, aesthetic history, etc. In the course, the student should gain a deeper knowledge of the possibilities of access to the research of film industries, methods of production and division of labour, marketing and sales of produced media content, or the state's influence on the functioning of a specific industry.
Learning outcomes
After finishing this course, students will have been able to apply presented methods.
  • The course will include followingtopics:
  • industrial organization
  • modes of production
  • production cycles
  • marketing
  • distribution
  • film festivals
  • legislation
  • subsidies and regulations
  • BAKKER, Gerben (2008): Entertainment Industrialized, The Emergence of the International Film Industry, 1890–1940. Cambridge – New York: Cambridge university press.
  • SZCZEPANIK, Petr a kol: Studie vývoje českého hraného kinematografického díla. Praha: SFK, 2015, http://fondkinematografie.cz/assets/media/publikace/studie_vyvoj_hrany_final.pd
  • http://fondkinematografie.cz/
  • http://fondkinematografie.cz/legislativa-a-koncepce/
  • Handbook of media management and economics. Edited by Alan B. Albarran - Bożena Mierzejewska - Jaemin Jung. 2nd edition. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. xix, 476. ISBN 9781138729292. info
  • DAVID, Ivan. Filmové právo : autorskoprávní perspektiva. 1. vydání. Praha: Nová beseda, 2015. 239 stran. ISBN 9788090608900. info
  • An economic history of film. Edited by John Sedgwick - Michael Pokorny. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2005. xiv, 352. ISBN 9780415458672. info
  • JÄCKEL, Anne. European film industries. 1st pub. London: BFI Publishing, 2003. 168 s. ISBN 0851709478. info
  • BACON, Henry. Continuity and transformation - the influence of literature and drama on cinema as a process of cultural continuity and renewal. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, 1994. 233 s. ISBN 9514107403. info
  • BORDWELL, David, Janet STAIGER and Kristin THOMPSON. The classical Hollywood cinema : film style & mode of production to 1960. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985. xv, 506. ISBN 0231060556. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, presentations, discussions.
Assessment methods
Continuous work in the semester; active participation in the discussion; Mandatory attendance. Reading. Once per semester presentation of research topic, Oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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