10. Blindsiding: Theatre Owners, Political Action and Industrial Change in Hollywood, 1975–1985

  1. Richard Maltby2,
  2. Daniel Biltereyst3 and
  3. Philippe Meers4
  1. Deron Overpeck

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch10

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

How to Cite

Overpeck, D. (2011) Blindsiding: Theatre Owners, Political Action and Industrial Change in Hollywood, 1975–1985, in Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (eds R. Maltby, D. Biltereyst and P. Meers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Flinders University, South Australia

  2. 3

    Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

  3. 4

    University of Antwerp, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Department of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199490

Online ISBN: 9781444396416

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Keywords:

  • blindsiding, and theatre owners - political action and industrial change in Hollywood (1975–1985);
  • studios transferring much of financial risk of production - to theatre owners, distribution practice of blind bidding;
  • growth of pay cable television stations - reducing, supply of films and audiences to American movie theatres;
  • working, through trade organization - National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO);
  • NATO, blind bidding confrontation - production–distribution in American film industry;
  • blind bidding system, and films - completed and released on schedule;
  • blind bidding, part of studios' business plans - in 1950s;
  • Gordon, coordinating national organisation's participation - state-by-state strategy, anti-blind bidding campaign, not really a national effort;
  • studios, NATO's anti-blind bidding campaign seriously - fighting passage of anti-blind bidding legislation in states;
  • blind bidding fight, exhibitors - active forces in film industry, throughout history

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