The rise of Hollywood East: regional film offices as intermediaries in film and television production clusters

Foster, Pacey, Manning, Stephan and Terkla, David (2015) The rise of Hollywood East: regional film offices as intermediaries in film and television production clusters. Regional Studies, 49 (3). pp. 433-450. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

Prior research on project-based organizing in creative industries has emphasized the importance of regionally embedded institutions, creative networks and intermediaries in the development of regional project ecologies. Recently, film and television production in the United States has expanded beyond traditional clusters in Hollywood and New York to new locations in the United States, Canada and overseas, raising important questions about the dynamics of increasingly mobile creative project networks. Using data on the Massachusetts film and television industry between 1998 and 2010, it is argued that regional film offices play an increasingly important role as network intermediaries in connecting mobile creative professionals and project entrepreneurs from outside a cluster with labour pools, service providers and production locations inside a cluster on a project-by-project basis.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Creative industries, project organizing, cluster development, film industry, project networks, intermediaries
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
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Depositing User: Stephan Manning
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2019 15:51
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 16:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/86254

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