My name is Benjamin Dodson and I am a senior at the University of
North Texas.
I am writing two research papers this semester on related topics.
One is on the differences in marketing independent films and
mainstream studio films, and the other is on the importance of
television advertising to film marketing.
There seems to be very little written on these topics from an
academic perspective.  I believe the importance of the business
aspects of filmmaking in shaping the final product cannot be
underestimated.  Indeed, in the US, marketing often dictates what we
I would appreciate any sources or general thoughts on the subjects.
I will be happy to share my findings with those of you who are
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Thank you very much,
Benjamin Dodson
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