Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name



Communication Studies

First Advisor

Edmunds, H.





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Federal policies designed to assist the film industry in Canada are largely unsuccessful since the implementing bodies have not understood how the industry operates. Provincial programmes duplicate federal programmes and may discriminate against industry participants from other provinces. Public agencies appear to have regarded the film industry as a series of isolated splinters with little interconnection. To date, public funding programmes have targeted individual film projects or industry sectors: production, distribution or exhibition. Thus, the film industry, confronted with the problems of a small, fragmented market and the existence of foreign, vertically-integrated film conglomerates, has not developed to its full potential. Foreign firms, which are vertically integrated, maintain an advantage in conducting their operations because of the existing structure. This study examines the economics of the industry and regards it as a unit, with each sector representing an important link to the other sectors and to the industry as a whole. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)Dept. of Communication Studies. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .B434. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0407. Chairperson: Hugh H. Edmunds. Thesis (M.A.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.