Historicizing Global Hollywood
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7/17/2018 at 8:45:28 PM GMT
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Historicizing Global Hollywood

Hollywood’s global presence today is robust. The industry’s global activities are shaped by multinational conglomerates whose financing, production, and distribution of film and media are widespread. Studios produce film and television on locations all around the world. Production centers in places such as the UK, Canada, Eastern Europe, and China vie with one another to attract these productions through financial incentives. Meanwhile, Hollywood movies and TV shows dominate international markets, sometimes making it difficult for local productions to compete.

But these activities are nothing new, as Hollywood has long been a global industry. From early on, the industry maintained a vast distribution and exhibition network that spanned the globe. The Hollywood community was home to countless foreign émigrés and exiles. International runaway productions were rampant after World War II. While the specific economic and geopolitical characteristics of contemporary globalization differ from the past, Hollywood’s history of thinking and acting globally heralded some of the international trends in production, distribution, exhibition, and marketing that we see now.

This panel seeks papers that take historical approaches and bring historical perspectives on global Hollywood. Presentation topics may include but are not limited to:

-International productions

-International distribution and marketing practices

-The reception of Hollywood films and early TV programs around the world

-Transnational Hollywood stars, filmmakers, and technicians

-The effect of internationalism on aesthetics

-Early global television

Please submit inquiries and proposals, including title, abstract (max. 2500 characters), list of 3-5 bibliographic sources, and bio (max. 500 characters) to Daniel Gomez Steinhart (dsteinha@uoregon.edu) by August 1. Panelists will be notified by August 14.



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