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The film distribution business: What’s changing?
curzononamazon600x470 With the rapid rise of the on-line video market, arrangements between sales agents, distributors, content aggregators and digital providers are changing dramatically, writes Roderik Smits. The field of film distribution has historically been reshaped by technological change. In particular, the rapid development of the satellite and cable television market and the home video market in the 1980s had a dramatic effect on the business in terms of financing, production and distribution ...
Researching the Role of Gatekeepers in the Film Business
Amanda Lotz Roderik Smits outlines his PhD research on the ‘gatekeeping’ roles of acquisition scouts, sales agents and distributors within the film distribution business. Gatekeeping roles of acquisition scouts, sales agents and distributors in the film distribution business There has been much discussion in film and media studies recently about how to research industry. Here I want to offer my own insights on investigating ‘gatekeepers’ – e.g.
Industrial Approaches to Media conference
IAM conference - Huw Huw Jones and Roderik Smits attended the Industrial Approaches to Media conference at the University of Nottingham, June 5, 2014. The event was organised by Industrial Approaches to Media (IAM), a research methods training initiative aimed at postgraduate and early career researchers looking to engage with media industry professionals and companies. Huw Jones’s talk on ‘Doing Research on the European Film Industry’ In his presentation, Huw discussed his role on the ...
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