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Publications

Online Resources
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Film and Television

Theater

University Libraries

  • Search HOMER for periodicals by doing a 'Word or Phrase' search using the following terms:
    • performing arts periodicals

  • Search HOMER for books using the following keywords in the subject mode combined with 'industry' or 'economics' or 'history':
    • film
    • motion picture
    • cinema
    • movies
    • television
    • theater or theatre
  • Search eBrary for full-text books online (keyword search: 'television', 'cinema', 'film', 'movies', 'theater', 'drama', performing arts)
  • Entertainment Industry Economics / by Harold Vogel (Business Reference PN1590.F55V6 2007)
    Chapter 3: Movie Macroeconomics discusses primary and secondary markets, technology, marketing, production, merchandising, financial accounting and corporate overviews. Chapter 7: Broadcasting (TV) and Chapter 8: Cable discusses operations, regulations, organizational patterns, cost elements and accounting, industry structure, and pay-per-view. Chapter 13: Performing Arts & Culture discusses production financing and operational characteristics.
  • Global Entertainment & Media Outlook, 2007-2011 (Business Reference Desk HF5439 .M267G66)
  • Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook, 2009 (Business Reference GV174 .E58 2009)
  • The Biz: the basic business, legal and financial aspects of the film industry / by Schuyler Moore (Business Reference KF4302 .M66 2002)
  • Dealmaking in the Film & Television Industry: from negotiations to final contracts / by Mark Litwak (Business Reference KF4290 .L58 2002)
  • TV Dimensions, 2007  (Business Reference HE8700.8 T917 2007)
  • This Business of Television / by Howard J. Blumenthal (Business Reference HE8700.8 B58 2006)
  • Producing, Financing and Distributing Film / by Paul Baumgarten (Business Reference KF4302 .B39 1992)
  • Contracts for the Film & Television Industry / by Mark Litwak (Business Reference KF4302 .L58 1998)
  • The Business of Movie Production & Distribution / by Kagan Research (Business Reference PN1993.5 U6K28)
  • The Movie Business Book / by USC Cinema Prof. Jason Squire (Doheny/Leavey PN1933.5 U6M666 2004)
  • Film Finance & Distibution: a dictionary of terms / by John Cones (Cinema/Leavey PN1933.5 U6C635 1992)
  • Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook is published annually and contains market statistics, Nielsen data and Arbitron markets geographically (Doheny Reference TK6675.B72)
  • Hollywood Creative Directory (Cinema PN1998 .A1H57)

Statistics

Online Resources

Box Office Statistics and Television Ratings

The following sites are well maintained and accurate, and provide good information not easily found on the Web:

The School of Business Network
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  • Business & Company Resource Center provides industry overviews, market research and market share data (Industry search SIC 4833 for television broadcasting stations)
  • IBISWorld contains US industry reports on television, movie production and performing arts
  • Investext contains analyst reports on specific media companies and on the industry as a whole
  • TableBase retrieves statistical tables with accompanying articles from news and trade publications
  • ValueLine provides industry tearsheets (click on 'Investment Survey' then go to 'Look-up Industry')

Crocker Business Library

  • Statistical Abstract of the United States offers various industry statistics. Search the index for 'Motion Pictures Industry,' 'Television broadcasting,' 'Cable & other pay TV,' and 'Theaters' to find the related tables (Circulation desk: HA202.A4)
  • The Market Share Reporter for domestic and global market share data (Circulation desk: HF5410.M376)
  • Entertainment, Media & Advertising Market Research Handbook (Reference GV174 .E58 2009)
  • National Association of Theatre Owners Encyclopedia of Exhibition contains statistics on U.S. theaters, films released, box office performance, historical top releases and post-theatrical movie markets (Reference: PN1993.3 E525)
  • ValueLine (Circulation desk)
  • Nielsen Media Research Report on Television 1988 (Reference: HE8700.7 A8.N543)
  • Arbitron Ratings (1988) (Cinema: HE8700.7.A8.A735)

Trade Organizations

Online Resources


Companies

Online Resources (find company profiles and financial data in these resources)
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The School of Business Network

  • SEC EDGAR contains annual and quarterly filings going back to 1995.
  • ValueLine provides financial data for public companies (click on 'Investment Survey' then go to 'Look-up Company').
  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage provides financial data and a corporate snapshot of public companies.
  • Hoover's provides company profiles and financials for public and some private companies.
  • MintGlobal contains profiles on companies worldwide.
  • Mergent Online provides PDF versions of annual reports.
  • Investext contains analyst reports on media companies and the entertainment industry.
  • Lexis/Nexis Academic provides profile information in their Business module
  • Business & Company Resource Center provides company profiles, industry overviews, analyst reports and market share for companies worldwide.

Crocker Business Library

  • ValueLine (Circulation Desk)

Guilds and Societies

Online Resources

Film and Television

Theater


Government Information

Online Resources


Directories

Online Resources

Crocker Business Library

  • The Southern California Business Directory (Circulation Desk HF5068 .L6 .L58)

Cinema-TV Library

  • The Entertainment Funding Sourcebook (Reference PN1993.5.A1E58)
  • The Entertainment Yellow Pages (Cage PN2289.E58)
  • Hollywood New Media Directory (Reference QA76.76 .I59 H65)
  • Playhouse America!: a directory of theatres and theatre companies in the U.S.A. (Reference PN2289.P531)
  • Blu-Book Film, TV & Commercial Production Directory (PN1998.A1H6)

Other Resources

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