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The studios are one of the most powerful and visible parts of the film industry - their money and influence over how the world is entertained is second to none, but how do they really function?
In this module, you'll explore the studio system, learn who the players are, who the mini-majors are, the ever-evolving role of the studios as new corporate conglomerates, the types of movies they are making, and how you can be part of it.
Go behind the studio walls for a rare look into the inner-workings of the movie making machines.


  • 33:09 video takes you inside the studio system
  • Illustrated companion guide



  • What makes a studio
  • How the studios function
  • How studios vary from independents
  • How the studios systems have been affected from new corporate owners
  • The types of content produced by the studio system
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