This subject examines the film industry as an intersection of art, technology, business and policy. It outlines the stages within the production process and the relationship between products and markets and examines the interactions of the business and creative elements of the industry. A case study approach, using selected Australian and American productions, will be adopted in the latter part of the subject.
|Faculty||Faculty of Society & Design|
1. To develop a cultural and professional literacy by acquiring an understanding of the basic processes and terms involved in film and television production, distribution and exhibition.
2. To critically assess and evaluate the work of a producer or production/distribution company.
3. To develop the capacity for reflective practice in production activity, including an understanding of how film and television production operates within the business and regulatory context and how this context contributes to the shaping of the film and television product.
4. To communicate effectively in a creative and professional context through developing the ability to schedule and budget a film project, to pitch a project, and to assemble an effective concept document for presentation to a government funding agency, TV network or film distributor.
5. To acquire an understanding of the artistic and commercial responsibilities of a producer.
This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.