On This Day … 28 September [2022]

Events People (Births) William S. Paley William Samuel Paley (28 September 1901 to 26 October 1990) was an American businessman, primarily involved in the media, and best known as the chief executive who built the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in… Read More

What is a Four-Quadrant Movie?

Introduction In the Hollywood movie industry, a four-quadrant movie is one which appeals to all four major demographic ‘quadrants’ of the moviegoing audience: both male and female, and both over- and under-25s (see below). In general, films are aimed (to at least) two such quadrants, and most tent-pole films are four-quadrant movies. A film’s budget… Read More

What is Hollywood?

Introduction Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognisable in the world. Read about Bollywood and Lollywood. Hollywood: The Neighbourhood Hollywood is a neighbourhood in the central region of Los Angeles,… Read More