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History of the Motion Picture (Coursework Sample)

Topic: Based on the information in Chapter 9 and your personal experiences, offer predictions on the future of motion pictures in THREE of the following areas and explain the reasons for your predictions: - Will film piracy persist or will the industry find a way to curtail theft? - As more people get large high-definition TVs, will we see a further shift towards home viewing of movies via DVDs and pay-per-view downloads or will people still prefer going to a theater? - Will theater, DVD and download prices for films go up, go down or stay the same? - Will there be a shift in the way film proceeds (earnings, profits) are distributed among studios, actors and writers? - Will the increasing popularity of personal videography and services such as YouTube affect the commercial motion picture industry? - Will streaming video movies on the Internet continue to grow or will bandwidth/net traffic issues or other issues get in the way? - Will the latest rise in 3D movies continue or is it a novelty? To. Writer -Please read topic carefully. You need to write about your own predictions for future of motion pictures(Moives). -Just in case if you have to look through it, I attached power point file it contains the main points of chapter 9 of this book. Do not summarize chapter 9 on the paper. You don't need to summarize them. But you will need to read chapter 9 as a references in order to write this paper. This paper is about your own predictions for future of motion pictures. - The overuse of “I think,” “In my opinion” or “I believe.” Once again, most of the time it's not necessary to use these. These are your papers and what you write is what you think or believe. -Attribution. I expect you to attribute facts and figures to the source. -Even if I checked on \'No sources required\' you can use any references (from web mostly) but please CITED at the end of the paper where your references came from. - Please understand that I go to college in hawaii and im an international student from south Korea(Woman). please do use easy an simple grammar like a international student. If you have any questions please contact me. Thanks. -If you need to read chapter 9 which is mentioned in topic for this assignment, I can scan them and will send them to you. This is summary of the chapter 9 of the book (Book name: The Dynamics of Mass Communication) Main Points of chapter 9 Main Points -The motion picture developed in the late 19th century. After being a main attraction in nickelodeons, films moved into bigger theaters and movie stars quickly became the most important part of the new industry. Sound came to the movies in the mid-1920s. -Big movie studios dominated the industry until the late 1940s, when a court decision weakened their power. Television captured much of the film audience in the 1950s. By the end of the 1960s, however, Hollywood had adapted to television and was an active producer of TV shows. A major trend in modern movies is the rise of big-budget movies. -The transition to digital moviemaking may transform the film industry. -The movie industry consists of the production, distribution, and exhibition components. Large conglomerates control the business. Producing a motion picture starts from the concept, proceeds to the production stage, and ends with the postproduction stage. -Movie revenues have shown small but steady growth over the past 10 years. -Videocassette sales and rentals and foreign box-office receipts are important sources of movie income. -Movie audiences are getting older, but a significant part of the audience is still the 30-and-under age group. -Motion picture studios are now using the Internet to promote their products. Chapter Outline History of the Motion Picture The Edison Lab The Nickelodeons Zukor and Griffith Birth of MPPC The Star System Consolidation and Growth The Roaring Twenties The Coming of Sound The Studio Years The Film Industry Reacts to TV Realignments: Film in the 1960s and 1970s Contemporary Trends in Motion Pictures Motion Pictures in the Digital Age Making Movies Digital Distribution The Netplex "Napsterization" of Movies? Defining Features of Motion Pictures Organization of the Film Industry Production Distribution Exhibition Ownership in the Film Industry Producing Motion Pictures Departments Preproduction Production Postproduction Economics Financing Films Dealing with the Exhibition Promoting the Film Feedback Box Office Market Research Motion Picture Audiences Cable and Home Video: the Hollywood Connection Career Outlook: The Film Industry Entry-Level Positions Upward Mobility Main Points Questions for Review Questions for Critical Thinking Key Terms Suggestions for Further Reading Surfing the Internet source..

The future of the motion pictures
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Will film piracy persist or will the industry find a way to curtail theft?
It is a complicated task to eradicate piracy in a day. This vice requires to be addressed on various levels and this involves enlightening clients about the problem and the impacts it has on them and also enforcing huge penalties that discourages individuals from pirating. However, as long as people are gaining from piracy, then it will proceed. The communication industry should establish protections which will reduce copyright theft and hence create ways for abundant legitimate market. The industry is facing the threat of digital piracy. Almost all films released today, are available in the internet after their theatrical release and this makes it difficult to end piracy. The modern technology has contributed much in making pirating easier (Landon, 1992, p.22).
What will happen when more people own televisions? Will they still go to the theatres?
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