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Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Ronny Regev


A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system institutionalized creative labor by systemizing and standardizing the work of actors, directors, writers, and cinematographers, meshing artistic sensibilities with the efficiency-minded rationale of industrial capitalism. The employees of the studios emerged as a new class: they were wage laborers with enormous salaries, artists subjected to budgets and supervision, stars bound by con ... More

Keywords: Film Industry, Creative work, Hollywood, Labor relations, Motion Pictures, Movies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469636504
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronny Regev, author
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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