Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution

Lim, M. K. (2019) Philippine Cinema and the Cultural Economy of Distribution. Palgrave Macmillan: Cham. ISBN 9783030036072 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-03608-9)

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Abstract

Summary: 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.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lim, Dr Michael Kho
Authors: Lim, M. K.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:9783030036072
Published Online:19 December 2018
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