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Local Hollywood : Global Film Production And The Gold Coast - Ben Goldsmith, Susan;O'Regan, Tom Ward

Local Hollywood

Global Film Production And The Gold Coast

Paperback Published: 30th August 2010
ISBN: 9780702237799
Number Of Pages: 304

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The first book about Australia's very own outpost of Hollywood Hollywood films and television programs are watched all over the world. While many of these productions are still made in southern California, the last 20 years has seen many productions made elsewhere in the US, in Canada and in locations around the world. New production centres have emerged and older centres have been retooled and revitalised by migrating Hollywood production. The 'Global Hollywood' has been made possible by a growing number of local Hollywoods - locations equipped with the requisite facilities, resources and labour, as well as the political will and tax systems to attract and host high-budget, Hollywood-standard projects. Using the Gold Coast as a case study, this important new book shows how a combination of circumstances created our own outpost of Hollywood in Australia. Forces in the US pushed Hollywood studios and producers to work outside California, while a unique situation in Queensland provided an attractive alternative home for Hollywood productions with government tax support, an entrepreneurial business philosophy and a diverse natural environment. Local Hollywood makes a much-needed contribution to the field of film and media studies, as well as being a fascinating insight for all film buffs.

Global and Local Hollywoodp. 1
Inventing a Local Hollywoodp. 37
The Greenfields Locationp. 77
The Junior Partnerp. 120
Film Friendlinessp. 152
Local Hollywood's Location Spacep. 186
Learning from a Local Hollywoodp. 224
Acknowledgementsp. 265
Notesp. 267
List of Productionsp. 282
Indexp. 288
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ISBN: 9780702237799
ISBN-10: 0702237795
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 30th August 2010
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.6  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1