The Talent Industry: Television, Cultural Intermediaries and New Digital Pathways

Boyle, R. (2018) The Talent Industry: Television, Cultural Intermediaries and New Digital Pathways. Palgrave Macmillan: London. ISBN 9783319943787 (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-94379-4)

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​This book explores how the digital multiplatform delivery of television is affecting the role performed by cultural intermediaries responsible for talent identification and development. Drawing on original research from key stakeholders across the television and social video sectors such as broadcasters, commissioning editors and talent agents, it investigates whether the process of digitization is offering new pathways to capture and nurture a diverse talent base within the UK television industry. It also provides an in-depth study of how the term ‘talent’ has historically been interpreted and understood within the UK television industry through the BBC and commercial PSB’s, such as ITV and Channel 4. The Talent Industry investigates how the traditional gatekeepers of talent in television are changing and examines the key role of talent agencies in managing and promoting contemporary on and off-screen talent in the digital age.

Item Type:Books
Keywords:Television Industry, talent, multi-platform, digital, YouTube.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Boyle, Professor Raymond
Authors: Boyle, R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Research Group:Centre for Cultural Policy Research
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
Published Online:29 July 2018

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