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Television Producers : Communication and Society - Jeremy Tunstall

Television Producers

Communication and Society

Hardcover Published: 9th September 1993
ISBN: 9780415094719
Number Of Pages: 248

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Covering all the major areas of television production, this in-depth work highlights the widely varying influences, difficulties and opportunities at work in the industry. Each kind of producer across the seven areas here examined faces the same practical issues of budget, talent and equipment resources, and end-product expectations; however, the self-image of the producers and the creative environment in which they work can differ greatly from one programming sector to the next, and whilst their careers may run parallel they are usually cut off from one another ideologically. Based on interviews from over two hundred and fifty producers working across a selection of British television channels as well as producers of a number of high-profile American shows, this book takes in a panoramic view of production models at work today and concludes with some insightful suggestions for the future.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Producers in British Televisionp. 1
Factualp. 17
Introductionp. 19
Documentary: Film-Makersp. 27
Journalist Producersp. 47
Sports: Live Eventsp. 65
The Edinfotainment Maelstromp. 80
Fiction and Entertainmentp. 99
Introductionp. 101
Drama/Fictionp. 106
The Comedy Enigmap. 125
'Light Entertainment'p. 138
Producers and Organizationsp. 155
The Independent Takeoverp. 157
Women Producersp. 173
Programme Barons and Powerp. 184
Conclusions: Pastp. 200
Towards 2022p. 208
The Interviewsp. 217
Notesp. 219
Selected Bibliographyp. 222
Indexp. 226
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ISBN: 9780415094719
ISBN-10: 0415094712
Series: Communication and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 9th September 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1

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