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Mapping Hollywood

Violaine Roussel

in Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226486802
eISBN:
9780226487137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487137.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The second chapter sets the scene and clarifies what “Hollywood” refers to in terms of organizational system, and where agents and agencies fit within it. Hollywood consists of two interdependent but ... More


The Making of Professionals in Talent Agencies

Violaine Roussel

in Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226486802
eISBN:
9780226487137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487137.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter Three shows how agents are trained and “made professional” in talent agencies. Beyond the relevant socialization mechanisms for understanding how agents do their job and come to shape ... More


Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies

Violaine Roussel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226486802
eISBN:
9780226487137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487137.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This book takes the reader behind the scenes in Hollywood into the unknown world of talent agencies. Based on unprecedented fieldwork (122 interviews, as well as in situ observations at agencies), it ... More


Agents of Change: The Formation of New Evaluation Communities

Violaine Roussel

in Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226486802
eISBN:
9780226487137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487137.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Chapter Seven draws from the case study of independent film agents to shed light on the process by which (e)valuation communities form and transform at the same time as new agenting roles are ... More


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