The French Take Hollywood

While the United States dominates the global film market, strategies are available to non-U.S. filmmakers seeking to make their mark. Sociologist Diane Barthel-Bouchier discusses how the Oscar-winning French film, The Artist, used the strategies of solving the language problem, meeting cultural expectations, building connections with Hollywood insiders, and mounting a media charm offensive to win the 2012 Best Picture Oscar award.

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“Exportability of Films in a Globalizing Market: The Intersection of Nation and Genre”, Cultural Sociology, March 2012 6: 75-91.