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Mubi’s Expanding Film Business
mubi logo How has Mubi’s SVOD platform developed in recent years, and how do they differentiate themselves from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and locally-oriented specialist platforms? Roderik Smits discusses Mubi’s business model and explains why they are now trying to break in to the distribution business. Promoting film culture Mubi started in 2007 as an information-sharing platform which introduced quality auteur films to an online audience of cinephiles.
New Publication: The Box Office Performance of European Films in the UK Market
Volver Huw D Jones has published a new article in Studies in European Cinema on ‘The Box Office Performance of European Films in the UK Market’. The article examines two key questions:(1) why is the UK market for European film so small; and (2) how do certain European films achieve ‘breakout’ success? The key findings of the research – which is based on statistical analysis of box office data and audience ...
New Publication: Dutch Distributors in the Film Distribution Business – Roderik Smits
poetics Roderik Smits has published a new article on Dutch distributors in the film distribution business for the journal Poetics. Here is the abstract: Gatekeeping studies in the cultural industries increasingly draw attention to transnational networks, revealing that decision-making is decentralised through gatekeepers operating from different levels in the marketplace. This brings into focus a new line of enquiry revolving around the nature of such relationships.
European Screens Conference – programme released
Front page - conference We are delighted to announce that the final programme for the European Screens Conference at the University of York, 5-7 September 2016, has been released. You can download a copy of the conference programme from our conference website along with abstracts. Organised by the HERA-funded project ‘Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens’ (MeCETES), the European Screens Conference brings together academics, policymakers and industry professionals to discuss some of the ...
Debate on the implications of Brexit for UK film and TV – European Screens conference (Uni of York, 5-7 Sept 2016)
brexit Debate on the implications of Brexit for UK film and TV – European Screens conference (University of York, 5-7 Sept) University of York, 5-7 September, 2016 The British voters’ decision to leave the European Union is likely to have multiple consequences for the film and television industries in the UK and beyond. MEDIA/Creative Europe funding, UK/European co-productions, the availability of British content on EU screens and EU content on ...
New publication: Ken Loach’s UK/European co-productions – Huw D Jones
Looking for Eric Dr Huw D Jones has published a new article on ‘UK/European Co-productions: The Case of Ken Loach’ in the Journal of British Cinema and Television. The article comes out of the MeCETES project research into European film: Ken Loach stands out as one of the few British directors whose films are regularly co-produced with European partners. Of the nineteen films he has directed since 1990, fourteen have been UK/continental European co-productions.
Book Review: European Cinema and Television: Cultural Policy and Everyday Life
European cinema and TV The MeCETES publication European Cinema and Television: Cultural Policy and Everyday Life (edited by Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, and Andrew Higson) has received two positive reviews in the academic press. Jonathan Hardy (University of East London) in Transnational Cinemas writes: “The collection is particularly strong in mapping and illustrating more complex patterns of cultural production, content, circulation and consumption….
New publication: Midsomer Murders in Copenhagen – Eva Novrup Redvall
mmcopenhagen28 Dr Eva Novrup Redvall has published a new article on ‘Midsomer Murders in Copenhagen: the transnational production of Nordic Noir-influenced UK television drama’ in the journal New Review of Film and Television Studies. The article comes out of the MeCETES project research into European television: While the international interest in subtitled Scandi crime series, or ‘Nordic Noir’, is a phenomenon of the 2010s, UK detective series, such as the ‘comfy crime’ drama ...
New publication: Transnational Europe – Ib Bondebjerg
palcomms201634-f1 Professor Ib Bondebjerg has published a new article on ‘Transnational Europe: TV-drama, co-production networks and mediated cultural encounters’ in the journal Palgrave Communications. The article, which is available free via open access, comes out of the MeCETES project research into European television: Exploring the structural changes in the production and distribution of European TV-drama since 2000, this article explores the creative potential of European co-production networks to produce popular and often nationally ...
Register: European Screens, 5-7 Sept 2016, York
European Screens: An international conference on film, TV drama and the audiovisual industries in Europe September 5-7, 2016 University of York, UK From films like Ida, The Kings Speech and Intouchables to television dramas like The Bridge, Deutschland ’83 and Downton Abbey, there seems to be a new vitality to the European audiovisual industries. Organised by the HERA-funded project ‘Mediating Cultural Encounters through European Screens’ (MeCETES), this three-day event brings together academics, policymakers and ...
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