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The Threat of Piracy to the Film Industry and How to Combat Movie Theft

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ABSTRACT ALEXANDRA CORVINO: The Threat of Piracy to the Film Industry and How to Combat Movie Theft Film piracy is defined as: Obtaining movies by either purchasing or acquiring an

ABSTRACT ALEXANDRA CORVINO: The Threat of Piracy to the Film Industry and How to Combat Movie Theft Film piracy is defined as: Obtaining movies by either purchasing or acquiring an illegally produced VHS/DVD/VCD through a commercial source, making illegal copies for oneself, receiving from a personal source an illegal copy of a legitimate VHS/DVD/VCD, downloading them from the Internet without paying, or acquiring hard copies of illegally downloaded movies. This work focuses on the effects of piracy on the film industry and methods to combat movie theft. Film piracy affects numerous facets of the entertainment industry, as well as numerous seemingly unrelated industries. Pirates can be anyone and everyone, as increasing technology makes it easier than ever to illegally obtain a copy of a film. Movie theft constitutes an immense threat to the financial structure of studios, the domestic and international economy, and the film industry in its entirety, including the careers of everyone involved. In addition, movie distributors are forced to change their strategies by utilizing the Internet, advanced technology, and the larger global economy, in order to make a profit. Finally, in order to ensure a film's worldwide success, Hollywood studios have to change their marketing techniques by participating in digital promotion and by catering to the international market. This work discusses a variety of methods that studios have implemented as an attempt to combat piracy, such as reducing the price of movies, educating consumers on the ethical dilemma, enforcing copyright laws, and utilizing advanced technology. However, none of their efforts have proved successful. In order to combat piracy once and for all, studios must restructure their business models entirely.

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  • 2013-05

It Happened to #MeToo: The Stories of Sexual Harassment Victims and Where to Go from Here

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This project includes the data collection and stories of both survivors and witnesses of sexual harassment in the film industry who work in behind-the-camera roles. The main piece goes through

This project includes the data collection and stories of both survivors and witnesses of sexual harassment in the film industry who work in behind-the-camera roles. The main piece goes through the data collected by a survey conducted by the author, concerning the amount of people who have been affected, the amount of times it has happened, the amount of people who have witnessed sexual harassment, and finally concludes with how they want others to react. It takes a look into the actual numbers of sexual harassment victims and witnesses and allows a look into just how common it is, even before and after the rise of the #MeToo movement. The second piece gives detailed accounts from people who were brave enough and decided to tell their stories, and this gives them a platform to do just that. These are their actual experiences while working on a film set, though the type of set varies from person-to-person. The author did not add or take away anything from the stories, only redacting the names of people or places who might put others at risk. People from all backgrounds, ethnicities, age, and gender participated in this study with the belief that their stories and responses would remain anonymous as they continue to work in the film industry or working their way there, and that is what was achieved. The two pieces work together to allow people to not only see the statistics, but the real-life experiences people continue to suffer while at the work place just doing their job.

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  • 2018-12

Arizona's Potential in Filmmaking: Why Arizona can, and should be a player in the movie industry

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The Film Industry is one of most exciting and informative businesses in the world, a business where the revenue of a single feature film can approach or exceed $1 billion.

The Film Industry is one of most exciting and informative businesses in the world, a business where the revenue of a single feature film can approach or exceed $1 billion. Current trends show a significant increase in independent production and a demand for major studio facilities outside of California. Many states are meeting the demand by building state-of-the-art sound stages and production facilities. To further attract productions into their state, tax incentives and rebates are offered, resulting in a long-term influx of movie production that generates hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue for their communities, contributing an estimated $200,000 a day into the coffers of the localities where they film. In addition to the revenue it generates, the motion picture and television industries employ over 1.3 million Americans. Despite numerous benefits to states that cater to the movie industry, Arizona continues to flounder. With all the resources and advantages offered to Arizona including good weather and proximity to Hollywood, the state has the potential to become a key player within the film industry. The purpose of this study is to conduct interviews from industry professionals, both in and out of state, to get an idea of where Arizona stands in the movie making industry and if the state should take the steps necessary to build a more dominant presence. Using states like New Mexico as a model, comparisons will be made between different programs offered and implemented in both Arizona and other states. Data will be collected through induction of personal interviews and the responses gathered will be used to formulate a more formidable opinion on what Arizona is capable of doing within the movie making industry.

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  • 2019-12