Hollywood Shutdown: Production, Distribution, and Exhibition in the Time of Covid
Austin: University of Texas Press.
Abstract: Hollywood Shutdown examines how the COVID-19 pandemic affected film and television production, influenced trends in distribution, reshaped theatrical exhibition, and altered labor practices. From January movie theater closures in China to the bumpy September release of Mulan on the Disney+ streaming platform, Fortmueller probes various choices made by studios, networks, unions and guilds, distributors, and exhibitors during the evolving crisis. In seeking to explain what happened in the first nine months of 2020, this book also considers how the pandemic will transform Hollywood practices in the twenty-first century.
What US Spanish Language TV’s Primetime Tells Us about Latinx/Hispanic Culture
ABSTRACT: According to the Pew Research Center, the Hispanic population in the US reached 62.1 million in 2020, a 23% increase from 2010. This increase is faster than the nation’s growth rate of 7%. These numbers warrant and do get attention, but the nuances of the culture that underpins them and that is present under […]
Chadha, K. & Andy Kavoori (forthcoming). “Asia’s shifting television landscapes” in Kim. Y (ed.) Media in Asia (Routledge). This article explores television landscapes in Asia. Exploring both past and emergent trends it argues that whereas nation-states in Asia originally saw foreign, particularly Western, media flows as an existential threat to local culture and identity, and […]