Cinema Chains

The history of cinema cannot be credited to one individual, as oversimplification of any history often tries to do. The making and showing of motion pictures became a source of profit almost as soon as the process was invented. The motion picture industry comprises the technological and commercial institutions of film making, that is, film production companies, film studios, cinematography, film production, screen writing, preproduction, postproduction, film festivals, distribution, actors, film directors, and other film crew personnel. The film industry is an excellent example of a global industry that has managed to keep its world very small indeed. Standards play a crucial part throughout the numerous stages of the complex, and often international, motion picture supply chain.

Though the expense involved in making movies led ...

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