Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution

Authors: Lim, Michael Kho

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  • Advances the discourse of film distribution economy by expounding on the formal and semi-formal film distribution practices in a developing Asian country like the Philippines
  • Provides a holistic picture of the Philippine film industry by contextualizing its distribution and exhibition practices through an integrated discussion of Philippine culture, economy, and policy
  • Addresses the lack of Asian representation in film distribution literature by supplying a much-needed Asian context and case study
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This book explores the complex interplay of culture and economics in the context of Philippine cinema. It delves into the tension, interaction, and shifting movements between mainstream and independent filmmaking, examines the film distribution and exhibition systems, and investigates how existing business practices affect the sustainability of the independent sector. This book addresses the lack or absence of Asian representation in film distribution literature by supplying the much-needed Asian context and case study. It also advances the discourse of film distribution economy by expounding on the formal and semi-formal film distribution practices in a developing Asian country like the Philippines, where the thriving piracy culture is considered as ‘normal,’ and which is commonly depicted and discussed in existing literature. As such, this will be the first book that looks into the specifics of the Philippine film distribution and exhibition system and provides a historical grounding of its practices.

About the authors

Michael Kho Lim teaches at De La Salle University, Philippines and Monash University, Australia, handling units in film, media, communications, and cultural economy. An independent film producer, contributing writer, and early-career researcher, he also has extensive experience in the field of cultural and creative industries, holding various leadership roles such as executive director, general manager, and creative and managerial positions in content writing and editing.

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“Lim’s rigorously researched book treads a new path between three fields: media industry studies, Asian cinema studies, and cultural policy studies. A highly innovative analysis of a cinema in circulation.” (Ramon Lobato, author of Shadow Economies of Cinema)

“A rich and involving study of film in the Philippines, one that tells us much about the specificities of  a national industry, but also offers a broader theoretical analysis that encompasses the interconnected dynamics of production, distribution and exhibition, the interdependencies of mainstream and indie sectors, and how formal and informal distribution economies are interleaved and entwined.  A comprehensive analysis of a film industry that is continually in-the-making.” (Mark Banks, CAMEo Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies, University of Leicester, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03608-9
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03607-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03608-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03608-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03607-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 284
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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