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Producers and Moguls, 1930-1980

Spicer, Andrew H.



Ian Hunter

Laraine Porter

Justin Smith


This chapter provides an overview of production practices in the British film industry over a fifty year period. It does this through an analysis of the role of the producer, dividing producers into three broad types: moguls (who owned a studio); A feature producers (involved in quality productions) and artisans (B feature producers who survived by volume production). Following a wide-ranging introduction that surveys the role of the producer and its importance, three case studies are provided to give detailed, in-depth analysis: Julius Hagen (artisan); Joseph Janni (A feature producer); and Nat Cohen (mogul), whose careers collectively span the entire period.

Publication Date Jan 16, 2017
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History
Chapter Number 12
ISBN 9780415706193
APA6 Citation Spicer, A. H. (2017). Producers and Moguls, 1930-1980. In I. Hunter, L. Porter, & J. Smith (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to British Cinema HistoryTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
Keywords producer, mogul, British film industry
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