film industry

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the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies

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Writing about the motion-picture industry, Muezenberg said, "One of the most pressing tasks confronting the Communist Party in the field of propaganda is the conquest of this supremely important propaganda unit, until now the monopoly of the ruling class.
The 40-year-old from Idaho portrays jockey George `The Iceman' Woolf in Seabiscuit, the pounds 60 million epic film version of Laura Hillenbrand's acclaimed book about the 1930s equine hero, and he is very serious about seeking more work in the motion-picture industry.
The author, Charles Foster, has chosen to taken a very personal look at some of the Canadian-born actors and directors he meet in Hollywood during the 1940s; those, he claims in his prologue, who played an important role in the early days of the motion-picture industry. While it is undeniable that some of the 18 names he has chosen to profile -- Mary Pickford, Marie Dressier, Allan Dwan, Mack Sennett, Douglas and Norma Shearer -- amply quality, it's who he omits or just mentions in passing that is puzzling.
Haskell's cinematographic successes with commercial films did not adequately prepare him to confront the real power of the motion-picture industry bosses, with their close links to political elites.
GAAP covers haven't yet been incorporated into IASC GAAP, including accounting for creditors for impairment of a loan, accounting for the costs of computer software, accounting principles and reporting requirements of various specialized industries (regulated utilities, insurance companies, broadcasters, the motion-picture industry and so on) and accounting for stock-based compensation.
The Studio (1969) is a telling portrait of the motion-picture industry. Vegas: A Memoir of a Dark Season (1974) describes the narrator's nervous breakdown in a story about three colorful inhabitants of Las Vegas.
In a more fundamental way, however, the contempt for what Time's Corliss dismisses out of hand as "tele-visions" misrepresents the motion-picture industry, ignores its basic creative mechanism, and precludes a nuanced discussion of the growing list of films based on TV shows.
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