FAVz023 Media Industry Studies and the Case of Miramax

Filozofická fakulta
podzim 2010
0/0/0. 5 kr. Doporučované ukončení: k. Jiná možná ukončení: zk.
Alisa Perren (přednášející)
Mgr. Viktor Palák (náhr. zkoušející)
doc. Mgr. Petr Szczepanik, Ph.D. (náhr. zkoušející)
doc. Mgr. Petr Szczepanik, Ph.D.
Ústav filmu a audiovizuální kultury - Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: doc. Mgr. Petr Szczepanik, Ph.D.
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Mateřské obory/plány
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Cíle předmětu
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- be familiar with the current media-industry research and its methodological approaches
- have an understanding of the operation and history of the Miramax company and its place within largel media context of the US media industry
  • Media Industry Studies and the Case of Miramax
  • 6-9 December
  • This course begins by providing an overview of the emerging field of media industry studies, outlining the key theories and methods being employed by a diverse set of film and media studies, communication, sociology and cultural studies scholars. A media industry studies approach will then be applied to an analysis of the rise and fall of Miramax (1979-2010). Through a case study of Miramax’s trajectory, we will explore a range of issues, including the shifting relationship between Hollywood and independents; key developments in production and distribution of niche-oriented films; the ongoing cultural struggles over the meaning of “indie” film; the interdependence of Hollywood’s film and television industries; and the problematic conflation of “American” and “Hollywood” cinema in much scholarly discourse. The course concludes with a discussion of the current crisis in the independent film business in particular and in Hollywood more generally in the face of myriad challenges including the emergence of new technologies, a hostile financial climate, and changing audience consumption practices.
  • Monday 15.00 - 16.35
  • Class #1 Media Industry Studies: An Overview
  • Tuesday 10.00 - 11.35 and 13.20 - 14.55
  • Class #2 A Media Industry studies approach to Miramax; The Hollywood-Independent Relationship – A Brief History
  • Class #3 Independents in the 1980s; Miramax – The Early Years, 1979-1989
  • Wednesday 13.20 - 14.55 and 15.00 - 16.35
  • Class #4 The Rise of Indie Film and the Dawn of the Age of Miramax (1989-1998)
  • Class #5 The Fall of Miramax and the Collapse of the Indie Film Business (1999-2009)
  • Thursday 10.00 - 11.35
  • Class #6 Future Visions for Indie Film and for Media Industry Studies
    doporučená literatura
  • Perren, Alisa. "A Big Fat Indie Success Story? Press Discourses on the Making and Marketing of a 'Hollywood' Movie." Journal of Film and Video 56 2 (2004): 18-31.
  • Tzioumakis, Yannis. American Independent Cinema: An Introduction. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006.
Výukové metody
Lectures and seminars.
Metody hodnocení
written test
Vyučovací jazyk
Informace učitele
Dr. Alisa Perren
Department of Communication
Georgia State University
The course will take place in the room C34 on Dec. 6-9, 2010
Recommended Background Reading:
Assigned Readings:
Before class:
Newman, Michael. "Indie Culture: In Pursuit of the Authentic Autonomous Alternative." Cinema Journal 48 3 (2009): 16-34.
Schamus, James. "To the Rear of the Back End: The Economics of Independent Cinema." Contemporary Hollywood Cinema. Ed. Smith, Steve Neale and Murray. New York: Routledge, 1998. 91-106.
Schatz, Thomas. "New Hollywood, New Millennium." Film Theory and Contemporary Hollywood. Ed. Buckland, Warren. New York: Routledge, 2009. 19-46.
After class:
Holt, Jennifer. "It's Not Film, It's TV: Rethinking Industrial Identity." Jump Cut 52.Summer (2010). .
Holt, Jennifer and Alisa Perren. "Introduction: Does the World Really Need One More Field of Study?" Media Industries: History, Theory, and Method. Eds. Jennifer Holt and Alisa Perren. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. 1-16.
McDonald, Paul. "Miramax, Life Is Beautiful, and the Indiewoodization of the Foreign Language Film Market in the USA." New Review of Film and Television 7 4 (2009): 353-75.
Tryon, Chuck. "Desktop Productions: Digital Distribution and Public Film Cultures." Reinventing Cinema: Movies in the Age of Media Convergence. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2009. 93-124.
Wasser, Frederick. "Is Hollywood America? The Trans-Nationalization of the American Film Industry." Critical Studies in Mass Communication 12 4 (1995): 423-37.
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