Distribution and Markets (EAFM200)

30 credits

This core module offers a wide-ranging exploration of the historical development and current state of key and emerging markets in the international film business. It considers the development of the classical studio system in North America as well as the rise of American independent cinema, comparing and contrasting these industries to other key national cinemas, emerging markets and territories across the globe. Using individual case studies, in dialogue with guest speakers from the film industry and with reference to the unique research archive housed at the University in the form of the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, you will analyse key themes relating to distribution and exhibition. The module also incorporates practical assessment designed to make you engage with the changing nature of curation and immersive cinema in contemporary exhibition practices.