Networks of Entertainment

Early Film Distribution 1895–1915

Edited by Frank Kessler

Published by: John Libbey Publishing

300 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780861966813
  • Published: February 2008

$27.95

  • eBook
  • 9780861969371
  • Published: February 2008

$9.99

This collection of essays explores the complex issue of film distribution from the invention of cinema into the 1910s. From regional distribution networks to international marketing strategies, from the analysis of distribution catalogs to case studies on individual distributors, these essays written by well-known specialists in the field discuss the intriguing question of how films came to meet their audiences. Among the authors are Richard Abel, Marta Braun, Joseph Garncarz, André Gaudreault, François Jost, Charlie Keil, Martin Loiperdinger, Viva Paci, Wanda Strauven, and Gregory Waller.