1st Edition

The Global Film Market Transformation in the Post-Pandemic Era Production, Distribution and Consumption

Edited By Qiao Li, David Wilson, Yanqiu Guan Copyright 2023
    180 Pages 45 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book reviews the development and performance of the global film industry during the COVID-19 pandemic and examines new trends in film production, distribution and consumption through a global lens.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a substantial impact on the global film industry since the beginning of 2020. There has been significant transformation in terms of film production, distribution and consumption. Hollywood, like many national cinemas across the globe, has suffered the most significant impact at all levels: the interruption of new film productions, shutdowns of movie theatres in many countries and delays in the release of new films, among them. Many movies made for cinemas were forced to move from release in theatres to various streaming platforms, and nontraditional production companies continued to grow their market share. This book places the global film industry in a post-Pandemic context. It provides detailed analyses of specific systems of film production, distribution and consumption in national cinemas, as well as in Hollywood, while also engaging with the key theoretical and methodological questions from the film studies literature.

    This volume is a critical reference for students and scholars of film studies and general readers who are interested in the new trends and transformation of the global film industry in a post-pandemic era.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.

    1. Global Film Industry in 2020 under the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Xingzhen Niu

    2. The global film industry index research report, 2021

    Zhengshan Liu

    3. China Film Industry Development Report 2020

    Shuzhen Sun

    4. The development of Chinese film screening in 2020

    Zenghan Zhuang

    5. The development of the Chinese animation industry in 2020

    Hong Lu

    6. The development of the North American film industry in 2020

    Lora Yan Chen

    7. The Korean film industry during the Covid-19 Pandemic

    Han Sunhee

    8. The distribution model of Hollywood blockbusters during the covid-19 pandemic in 2020

    Qiao (Joe) Li

    9. The UK film industry in 2020

    David Wilson

    10. The UK film industry in 2021

    David Wilson

    11. Cannes: Creative City Unesco

    Maud Boissac

    12. Macedonian film industry in 2020: Market volume of the 2020 film industry in COVID-19 conditions

    Film Center Bitola

    13. Market volume of the 2021 Macedonian film industry

    Film Center Bitola

    14. How Polish independent film production has survived the pandemic in 2020

    Maciej Dydo

    15. Potsdam film industry in 2020

    Lisa Nawrocki

    16. Spain audiovisual hub, the spanish audiovisual answer

    Juan-Manuel Guimer¨¢ns and Guillaume Rousseau

    17. Santos answer to film industry under COVID-19 pandemic

    Santos City of Film

    18. Contagion, Crises, Closures, Compassion: Bollywood Battles Covid

    Nitin Tej Ahuja


    Qiao Li teaches film at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. He is Visiting Professor to University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and the co-editor for Development of Global Film Industry (Routledge, 2020).

    David Wilson is Professor at University of Bradford, focal point of Bradford City of Film in the UK. He is also a guest professor at Qingdao Film Academy, China.

    Yanqiu Guan is Associate Professor at Qingdao Film Academy, China. She has published more than 20 research articles and papers on film producing and entertainment law, including Research on Film Industry Promotion Law (Blue Book of Film, 2018).