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Film Policy in USA
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Table of Contents
Introduction......................................................................................................................................1
Historical background on Hollywood Film Policy in US................................................................2
How successful is the Application of Policy...................................................................................4
Economic Development and Political Changes in Hollywood US.................................................5
Future Concerns and Suggestions of Policies..................................................................................7
Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................8
Reference.........................................................................................................................................9
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Introduction
The film industry of the United States is popularly referred as the Hollywood. The
fascinating journey of the Hollywood movies has started from the end of 19thcentury along with
the invention of kinetoscope. It has been monitored that the film industry of the United States has
high influences on the world cinema moreover, it is to be mentioned that starting from the year
1917, and the Hollywood film industry has monitored immense growth and word wide
recognition. It can be noticed that the birth of modern cinema was possible due to the immense
contribution and efforts of Frenchmen Auguste and Louis Lumiere, the rise of American cinema
has been very fast. Moreover, the film industry has become one of the largest industries of the
world that have produced a vast number of films in a particular language. It can be monitored
that the Hollywood film industry has produced 800 movies and that too in a single language.
According to the report, the annual turnover of the industry is around $10.1 billion (Jeffreys-
Jones, 2013). In this regard, it can easily be understood that the industry is highly popular and is
considered as the oldest industry in the globe. Tracing back to its roots, the industry can consider
Thomas Edison as one of the first producers of cinema. Along with his invention of kinetoscope,
the journey of cinema and the Hollywood has started. It can be monitored that the industry
produces around 98% of fictional movies along with 2% of animated movies (Cook, 2016). In
this regard it can also be said that the industry is considered as one of the most efficient one in
using modern technologies in the process of film making. It can also be monitored that the
animations and special effects used by the film makers are presently creating revolutions in the
world of film making. Some of the major distributors of the Hollywood film industry are Warner
Bros, Disney and Universal Studio. However, it has been monitored that the Hollywood film
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industry can also be considered as a transnational cinema in spite of their preference to only a
single language. The reason behind referring the Hollywood movies as transnational is the
producing the English movies in multiple languages and versions. The report hence will focus on
the film policies that are being used in the United States. In addition to this, a thorough analysis
of the future policies has also been done.
Historical background on Hollywood Film Policy in US
It has been monitored that along with the advent of globalization and modern
technologies, the industry has also made significant advancement. As a result of this, the
Hollywood film industry has remained at the top of the world film industry (Brownell, 2014).
Moreover, it can be said that the industry as well as the US government is employing effective
policies in order to maintain the growth and functioning of the industry. In addition to this it can
be said that the film industry is highly influenced by the global economy and Cultural Revolution
that is taking place in the country. Moreover, it has been noticed that the film industry has
employed effective policies and strategies over the years in order to support its long term
sustenance (Faulkner, 2017). The primary and significant policies that have been taken up by the
film industry are based upon the security and safety of the studios and the sets. It can be noticed
that in order to ensure secure and effective functioning of the entire procedure the industry has
taken up rules of acquiring film permit and insurances are some of the factors that are regarded
as having high importance in the process of film making. Moreover, it is to be mentioned that the
film makers have to undergo detailed procedure in order to obtain the permits to make films. In
addition to this, theUS government has taken up multiple strategies in order to support the
process of trouble free film making procedure (Stringer, 2013). The government has also has
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