Vicki Mayer | Speaker Series | "Almost Hollywood: The Cultural Dimensions of US Film Policy"

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 17:30to19:00
Education Building 3700 McTavish, Room 624, 3700 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 1Y2, CA

Dr. Vicki Mayer

Department of Communication, Tulane University
Director, MediaNOLA

Title: Almost Hollywood: The Cultural Dimensions of US Film Policy

Abstract: If rational political or economic arguments seem to have no impact on film policy in the U.S., what are critical scholars to do? In this preliminary talk for a new book project, I use cultural geography in order to make the impacts of film production and policy visible from the ground. Using New Orleans' film economies in the 1910s and the 2010s as case studies, I aim to show that film policy has never been content or jobs, but about the recapitalization of spaces and the transformation of place to serve elite interests.

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