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The business of film
The business of film

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2.1 Who holds the power?

Week 1 introduced the idea of a ‘triangle of power’ in the film industry existing between talent, money and distribution. Talent refers to ‘stars’ of the screen or at least well-known actors, artists and even celebrities. At that point in the course you considered this question: who among these three types of individuals or organisations is ‘in charge’? Who has the ability to get things done? You may not have had any strong opinions before – but perhaps you have some ideas now.

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Figure 3 Triangle of power

Activity 1 Revisiting the triangle of power

Timing: Allow about 5 minutes

Armed with the knowledge and insight of the past few weeks, return now to these questions. Decide who you think holds the power, so to speak, and whether you expect any fundamental changes to this dynamic in the future. Note down any thoughts in the box below.

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