BUS 321 - Finance and Economics of the Film Industries

Introduces students to the underlying economic structure and financing of films and current trends impacting filmmaking and its role in the overall U.S. economy. This course will explore contemporary models and theory of finance as they relate to the film industry as well as finance and economic theory in such areas as industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics within the context of the film industry. Special consideration is given to both major studios and independent films and emphasis is placed on examining issues related to development, production and post-production costs as well as industry-specific financial considerations arising from the creation and distribution of films.

Prerequisites

  • Business Economics