Hollywood North: The Feature Film Industry in British Columbia

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UBC Press, 2002 - Music - 176 pages
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British Columbia’s billion-dollar film industry trails behind only those of California and New York. This book recounts the story of British Columbia’s rapid rise from relative obscurity in the film world to its current status as " Hollywood North." Gasher positions the industry as a model for commercial film production in the twenty-first century -- one strongly shaped by a perception of cinema as a medium, not of culture, but of regional industrial development. He addresses the specific economic and geographic factors that contribute to the province’s success, such as the low Canadian dollar and BC’s proximity to Los Angeles.

Hollywood North is an important book that brings into focus the tension between globalization and localization in the film industry.


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t Cinema in the Age of Globalization
Cinema As a Medium of Regional Industrial
British Columbia within
Provincial Film
Locating the BC Film Industry 135
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About the author (2002)

Mike Gasher is a member of the Department of Journalism, Concordia University, and co-author of Mass Communications in Canada. He is a former reporter and editor at The Province, The Columbian, and other papers.

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