The Film Industry


5th Annual Conference on Cultural Production in a Global Context: The Worldwide Film Industry, Montr?al, 15-17 Jun 2012, Chairs Johanne Brunet and Renaud Legoux; Deadline 16 Dec

Call for Papers

The 5th Annual Conference on ?Cultural Production in a Global Context:

The Worldwide Film Industries?

The Film and Media Research Group, HEC Montr?al, Canada

June 15-17, 2012

Following on the highly successful conferences held in New York (Stern School of Business) in 2007, Copenhagen (Copenhagen Business School ) 2008, London (Cass Business School ) 2009, and Grenoble (Grenoble ?cole de Management) 2010, we invite submissions to the fifth conference on the worldwide film industries. The conference will be hosted by the Film and Media Research Group at HEC Montreal, on June 15-17, 2012. We invite papers from researchers working on all aspects of film development, production, distribution, and exhibition. As in the prior conferences, we also invite researchers who are working on the impact of new technologies, the emergence of new business models, and the impact of trade and regulation on the global film industry. In order to maintain a tradition of conviviality, there is no registration fee for the conference. Breakfasts and lunches will be offered by HEC Montr?al.

We hope for a broad range of theoretical, methodological, and geographic diversity in the contributions. Abstracts should indicate the central research question taken up in the paper, methodological and theoretical points of departure, conclusions and results ? all delivered in no more than 1000 words. Abstracts should be submitted by December 16, 2011 to

Montreal is a vibrant cultural and gastronomical destination. The Montreal-Trudeau airport offers direct daily connections to most major North American and European cities. Furthermore, Montr?al is a major filmmaking center servicing both Canadian and foreign film production companies. The film and television industry generates an annual volume of CAD $1.3 billion of local and foreign productions and co-productions.

Important deadlines:

16 December 2011 ? Deadline for submission of abstracts

1 February 2012 ? Notification of acceptance of abstracts

1 May 2012 ? Final deadline for registration

15 May 2012 ? Submission of your full paper

We look forward to submissions from participants in the prior conferences. We also strongly encourage you to pass this invitation to other scholars who may be interested.

Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

The organizing committee:

Johanne Brunet and Renaud Legoux, HEC Montr?al

3000, chemin de la C?te-Sainte-Catherine, Montr?al (Qu?bec) H3T 2A7