Why Study State Aid for Film? A Necessary Clarification

  • Paul Clemens Murschetz
  • Roland Teichmann
  • Matthias Karmasin
Part of the Media Business and Innovation book series (MEDIA)


“The economics of film determines its infrastructure—its foundations—and therefore its potential. The politics of film determines its structure, that is: the way it relates to the world”:

James Monaco (2009, p. 289)

“A movie is risky, but if the illusion of control convinces a manager that the risk can be controlled by putting a star in the movie, or adding special effects, or introducing a story line for broader appeal, or spending heavily on advertising, then we will get just the kind of movies we have today. But, the risks cannot be controlled; they are inherent in the very nature of the business.”

Arthur De Vany (2004, p. 270)


Cultural economics Film economics Film financing Film policy Government support Media subsidies Public economics Media economics Movie economics Political economy of the media Public policy Public support State aid for film 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Clemens Murschetz
    • 1
  • Roland Teichmann
    • 2
  • Matthias Karmasin
    • 3
  1. 1.Alpen-Adria-UniversitätKlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.Österreichisches FilminstitutViennaAustria
  3. 3.Media and Communication StudiesAlpen-Adria UniversitätKlagenfurtAustria

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