The rise of domestic popular film production with new audience and changing industry structure: The case of popular cinema in Turkey


ÇETİN ERUS Z. , Erus B.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION, cilt.35, sa.6, ss.565-579, 2020 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/0267323120928216
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.565-579

Özet

Transformation of cultural markets is a complex development that relates to both the audience and the industry. During the last decade, domestic popular films in Turkey increased their share of box office significantly. This study analyses socio-economic developments along with monopolization of exhibition sector to understand the change. While factors such as higher income level, relatively lower ticket prices, higher proportion of population in education and urbanization created a new potential audience for domestic films, rise of a dominant player in exhibition sector broke the hegemony created by foreign distribution companies.