Local Movie Supply in the German Motion Picture Industry

An Industrial Organization Perspective

  • Florian Kumb

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 143-207

About this book


Florian Kumb provides a comprehensive review of the current state of the international literature on the motion picture industry and then applies a mix of appropriate quantitative and qualitative research methods in three empirical studies. He enters uncharted research territory examining the effects that major film characteristics cause in the post-theatrical exhibition, he identifies key factors that influence public film funding decisions, and then forecasts the future market development of a European film-financing network. The author shows that the characteristics of local movies, public film funding, and the local film financing network are major reasons for the low international competitiveness of Germany’s motion picture industry.   

  • Industrial Organization in the Context of the Motion Picture Industry
  • Supply Drivers and the Local Movie Production
  • Subsidization in the German Motion Picture Industry
  • The Influence of Stakeholder Relationships on the Local Film-Financing Network
  • Implications for Local Movie Production in Germany

Target Groups
  • Researchers, lecturers, and students in the fields of communications studies
  • Practitioners in the fields of the motion picture industry, in particular film financing in non-U.S. markets

The Author
Florian Kumb received his doctoral degree under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kunz (University of Bayreuth) and Prof. Dr. Gabriele Siegert (University of Zurich). He has been working in the media industry for German television for more than ten years.


Industrial Organization Film Funding Film Financing Network Local Movie Production International Competitiveness Motion Picture Industry Public Film Funding German Motion Picture Industry Local Movie Supply

Authors and affiliations

  • Florian Kumb
    • 1
  1. 1.FrankfurtGermany

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