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The Producer's Business Handbook, 2nd Edition by Rob Holt, John J. Lee Jr.

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Chapter 1

How the Motion Picture Industry Functions

This chapter is a broad entertainment business overview and presents the motion picture industry by its 10 major participant categories. Further, it reveals independent production companies as creation and production businesses with distribution capacities. Finally and appropriately, it examines story as the critical core of the producer’s universe.

Major Participant Categories and Their Functions

There are 10 participant categories, basic functions and interrelationships within the motion picture industry. The most prosperous companies in each category are successful, in large measure, because they sustain a perspective of how the whole industry operates and continually sharpen their individual ...

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