The film distribution sector in turkey: an assesment in the context of cinema policies

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2020-10-21
Genç, Aylin
This thesis examines Turkey's film distribution sector, which directly affects the demand of the audience. In this context, answers to how and why questions about the functioning of the film distribution market. This thesis, which aims to answer how the sector works through the market structure, reveals why the sector works like this through the analysis of cinema policies. In this context, the thesis aims to reveal the current structural problems of the film distribution market, which can also be seen as a repercussion of various state policies and regulations. This thesis, which claims that cinema policies are shaped according to the interest groups in the cinema industry and that these policies reproduce the structure of the industry, asks the question of how the state-cinema relationship evolved in the context of changing cinema policies in between 2005-2019. The answer to this question is to be sought through the analysis of the film distribution sector. This sector has been analyzed in the framework of the concepts of concentration, ownership, and state intervention. The correct audience preference is examined from the existent market structure. Because demand regulation mechanisms operated by film distributors shape the audience demand. In other words, the main extension of the power relations established by the distribution process in a capitalist social formation can be found in the demand regulation mechanism where the motion pictures can be circulated or prevented.

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A. Genç, “The film distribution sector in turkey: an assesment in the context of cinema policies,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2020.