Networks of Entertainment

Networks of Entertainment

Early Film Distribution 1895–1915
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/05/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-861-96681-3
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This collection of essays explores the complex issue of film distribution from the invention of cinema into the 1910s. From regional distribution networks to international marketing strategies, from the analysis of distribution catalogs to case studies on individual distributors, these essays written by well-known specialists in the field discuss the intriguing question of how films came to meet their audiences. Among the authors are Richard Abel, Marta Braun, Joseph Garncarz, André Gaudreault, François Jost, Charlie Keil, Martin Loiperdinger, Viva Paci, Wanda Strauven, and Gregory Waller.

Author Bio

Frank Kessler is Professor of Film History at Utrecht University and one of the founders and editors of KINtop: Jahrbuch zur Erforschung des frühen Films. He is the president of Domitor, an international association for research on early cinema.

Nanna Verhoeff is Assistant Professor in the Department for Media and Culture Studies at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She is author of The West in Early Cinema: After the Beginning.

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