FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Winter 2022, Section 002 - Contemporary Film Industry
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Film, Television, and Media Std (FTVM)
Department: LSA Film, Television, and Media
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
<50
Lab Fee:
35.00
Advisory Prerequisites:
FTVM 150 or FTVM (SAC) 236.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

This course offers an economic and institutional study of the contemporary movie industry. We will look at how Hollywood is currently organized — or disorganized — and examine the reasons why it is structured the way it currently is. We will trace the production process of feature films from their conception through to their many forms of exhibition. This will shed light on the behind-the-scenes, non-glamorous elements of movie-making as a craft and as a commercial art form in the context of a global industry. We will look at many of the different people and organizations that make Hollywood function, including unions and guilds, producers, talent agents, marketing and advertising agencies, lobbyists, and lawyers, to name a few. Films screened for the class will include narrative fiction films about the industry, “behind the scenes” documentaries, as well as films that exemplify a particular week’s concept, from product placement to the powers of the MPAA. All films will be viewed critically and not as simple reflections, as Hollywood’s imagination of itself often diverges sharply from reality. Requirements include several exams, an in-class presentation, and a final research paper.

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Schedule

FTVM 455 - Topics in Film Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
17203
Open
19
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
34797
Open
11
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LAB)
 In Person
34798
Open
11
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 6:30PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
34813
Open
6
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
005 (LEC)
 In Person
34977
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
006 (LAB)
 In Person
34978
Open
2
 
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Tu 6:30PM - 9:00PM

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