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  • Off the Pageby Daniel Bernardi; Julian Hoxter

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Off the Page examines the business and craft of screenwriting in the era of media convergence. Daniel Bernardi and Julian Hoxter use the recent history of screenwriting labor coupled with close analysis of scripts in the context of the screenwriting paraindustry—from “how to write a winning script” books to screenwriting software—to explore the state... more...

  • Streampunksby Robert Kyncl; Maany Peyvan

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 23.99

    An entertainment and tech insider—YouTube’s chief business officer—delivers the first detailed account of the rise of YouTube, the creative minds who have capitalized on it to become pop culture stars, and how streaming video is revolutionizing the media world. In the past ten years, the internet video platform YouTube has changed media and entertainment... more...

  • Twentieth Century Foxby Michael Troyan; Jeffrey Paul Thompson; Stephen X. Sylvester

    Lyons Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    Here it is: the first-time look at the remarkable American multinational mass media empire and its century of entertainment—the story of Twentieth Century Fox (1915–2015). The controversies and scandals are here, as are the extraordinary achievements. Among other firsts, the book offers fun tours of its historic production and ranch facilities including... more...

  • Dance and Organizationby Brigitte Biehl

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Dance and Organisation is the first comprehensive work to integrate dance theory and methods into the study of management, which have developed an interest in the arts and the humanities. Dance represents dynamics and change and puts the moving body at the centre, which has been ignored and oppressed by traditional management theory. ‘Being’ a leader... more...

  • Hollywood Made in Chinaby Aynne Kokas

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001 ignited a race to capture new global media audiences. Hollywood moguls began courting Chinese investors to create entertainment on an international scale—from behemoth theme parks to blockbuster films. Hollywood Made in China examines these new collaborations, where the distinctions between... more...

  • The Hollywood MBAby Tom Reilly

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 18.89

    What would you do if alligators were loose in your office? Or if your place of business changed 80 times during a four month period? What if two of your key employees were infant twins? Or you were asked to manage 130 people who were hired yesterday? Tom Reilly has faced these obstacles and thousands more in his three-decade career managing major... more...

  • Reel Inequalityby Nancy Wang Yuen

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 22.95

    Not only are #OscarsSoWhite, but white male gatekeepers dominate Hollywood, breeding a culture of ethnocentric storytelling and casting. Reel Inequality examines the structural barriers actors of color face in Hollywood, while shedding light on how they survive in a racist industry. Through nearly a hundred interviews with working actors, Nancy... more...

  • Never Doneby Erin Hill

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 27.95

    Never Done introduces generations of women who worked behind the scenes in the film industry—from dressmakers to secretaries to script readers. Challenging the dismissive characterization of these women as merely menial workers, media historian Erin Hill shows how their labor required considerable technical and interpersonal skills. As it pores... more...

  • Building the Successful Theater Companyby Lisa Mulcahy

    Allworth Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    What makes a theater company successful? Lisa Mulcahy poses the question to leaders from nineteen of the country’s most diverse and vital theater companies from the recent past and present, and offers answers in Building the Successful Theater Company . Producers, stage managers, directorsanyone dreaming of running a theater troupewill benefit from... more...

  • Smutty Little Moviesby Peter Alilunas

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    In the late 1970s, the adult film industry began the transition from celluloid to home video. Smutty Little Movies traces this change and examines the cultural and legal efforts to regulate, contain, limit, or eradicate pornography. Drawing on a wide variety of materials, Smutty Little Movies de-centers the film text in favor of industry histories... more...