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Advocacy groups and the entertainment industry /
Michael Suman, senior editor, Gabriel Rossman, assistant editor ; prepared under the auspices of the Center for Communication Policy, University of California, Los Angeles.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
description
xii, 177 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0275968855 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2000.
isbn
0275968855 (alk. paper)
general note
UCLA Center for Communication Policy, along with the American Cinema Foundation and the Center for the Study of Popular Culture, hosted a conference on Advocacy Groups and the Entertainment Industry on Feb. 9, 1997.
catalogue key
3809621
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Michael Suman has brought together wide-ranging viewpoints of media advocates, media lawyers, academics, and entertainment industry representatives who examine the important public policy issue of how advocacy groups affect the entertainment industry. In the first part of the book, representatives from media advocacy groups, including Action for Children's Television and Population Communications International, look at their efforts to utilize the media for policy purposes. In the second part, attorneys specializing in communications look at the ways advocacy groups have been aided as well as hindered by changes in the laws and public policy. Changes in advocacy groups as well as the entertainment industry in general are examined by various scholars in the third section. Representatives of the entertainment industry look at the impact of advocacy groups in the fourth section of the book. Scholars as well as public policy makers and those involved in entertainment oversight will find this a provocative analysis.
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Michael Suman has brought together wide-ranging viewpoints of media advocates, media lawyers, academics, and entertainment industry representatives who examine the important public policy issue of how advocacy groups affect the entertainment industry.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
Articles by Advocates
The Harvard Alcohol Project: Promoting the "Designated Driver"p. 3
Principles for Effective Advocacy from the Founder of Action for Children's Televisionp. 9
Using Soap Operas to Confront the World's Population Problemp. 13
A Catholic Look at the Entertainment Industryp. 19
The Proactive Strategy of GLAADp. 23
Strategies of the Media Action Network for Asian Americansp. 29
How Church Advocacy Groups Fostered the Golden Age of Hollywoodp. 37
Articles by Lawyers
Influencing Media Content Through the Legal System: A Less Than Perfect Solution for Advocacy Groupsp. 43
Public Policy Advocacy: Truant Independent Producers in a Federal City Fixated on a "Values Agenda"p. 53
Articles by Academics
Gatekeeping in the Neo-Network Erap. 65
What Is an Advocacy Group, Anyway?p. 77
Hostile and Cooperative Advocacyp. 85
Advocacy Groups in the Age of Audience Fragmentation: Thoughts on a New Strategyp. 105
Interest Groups and Public Debatep. 115
Articles by Industry Representatives
Advocacy Groups Confront CBS: Problems or Opportunities?p. 125
Dealing with Advocacy Groups at ABCp. 131
Television and Pressure Groups: Balancing the Blandp. 139
Epilogue
A Millenarian View of Artists and Audiencesp. 145
Selected Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 163
About the Editors and Contributorsp. 173
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