Telecommunications | Topical Seminar in Industry & Management
T453 | 10783 | Snyder, B.
Topic: Entertainment Industry in the 21st Century
1.0 credit hour (unit)
Class will meet Feb 25-27
Brief history of the entertainment industry
Trends and shifts in yesterday and today’s entertainment marketplace.
Convergence of entertainment genres.
Film, television, commercial, and music video crossover in all
entertainment areas including:
Acting, Production, Direction, Post Production, Distribution,
Studio vs. Independent product
Comparing studio and independent feature film projects.
Losing the mid-range budget
Comparing studio and independent television projects.
Networks owned by studios
New Types of programming and their impact on the marketplace.
Studio facilities vs. independent facilities.
Post production studios
Marketing and publicity firms
Ancillary market business.
DVD and Video
Airline and television versions
Library and archival
Entertainment Industry in the 21st Century (continued)
Who is driving technological development for entertainment?
Proprietary industry hardware/software.
Convergence of consumer and professional equipment.
Feature film vs. commercial technological influence.
Latest technology in entertainment.
Topic #4: Employment Opportunities in the changing Entertainment
Interviewing and resume writing.
Resources (trades, internet).
New York vs. Los Angeles (and everything in between).
Getting started (foot in the door).
Being well rounded.