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Author Roussel, Violaine, author
Title Representing talent : Hollywood agents and the making of movies / Violaine Roussel
Imprint Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PN1993.5.U65 R75 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020551693
Descript viii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-235) and index
Prologue: an agent at work -- Introduction -- The invention of agenting -- Filling a lacuna in the sociology of Hollywood -- Facing stereotypes -- In the field with Hollywood agents -- What this book unveils: agents and (e)valuation communities -- Mapping Hollywood -- Agenting in big versus little Hollywood -- "The other side": interdependent transformations of studios and agencies -- The new reality of agenting in big Hollywood -- The making of professionals in talent agencies -- "Fulfilling somebody else's dreams" -- An agent's initiatory path -- Under the wing of a mentor -- Forming "generations" in Hollywood -- Agenting as relationship work -- The meaning of relationships -- The definition of an agent's style -- "Trust" between agents and production professionals -- Agents and artists: enchanted bonds and power relations -- Agents' emotional competence -- Controlling talent? -- Embedded identities and hierarchies -- Naming quality and pricing talent -- Agents in Hollywood's evaluation communities -- "What it takes to get a movie made?" -- Pricing the unique -- Agents of change: the formation of new evaluation communities
Subject Theatrical agents -- California -- History
Theatrical agencies -- California -- History
Motion picture industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History
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