Film and Finances

Film and Finances

Date: April 19, 2012
Creator: Sedate, Skyler & Verrill, Diane
Description: Poster presented at the 2012 University Scholars Day at UNT. This poster discusses research on films and finance. The purpose of the research is to find out how finances affect a film's outcome, both quantitatively and qualitatively, and whether a film's budget affects its quality, sales, or audiences, and how.
Contributing Partner: UNT Honors College
A Financial Resource Guide for the Beginning Secondary Choral Music Director

A Financial Resource Guide for the Beginning Secondary Choral Music Director

Date: August 2006
Creator: Devous, Donald Michael
Description: The purpose of this study was to confirm the necessity of a financial resource guide for beginning secondary choral directors in Texas. Budgetary information was gathered through an on-line survey addressing the financial knowledge of 25 participants made up of choral directors, college professors, fine arts directors and student teachers. Further information was gathered from college course guides, music periodicals and college textbooks. From the gathered survey data, a definite need for better financial education was identified. Collected data also demonstrated the necessity for additional courses to be added to the college curriculum with expanded literature on budgeting. Recommended college courses, as well as a calendar time line, Web sites for on-line music software, fundraising tips and budget proposals are also included resources.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
Wastebook 2012

Wastebook 2012

Date: October 2012
Creator: Coburn, Tom
Description: Senator Tom Coburn released his Wastebook 2012, a report outlining wasteful federal policies that cost taxpayers more than $19 billion dollars a year.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
The Paradox of Creativity and Business in Feature Hollywood Filmmaking: The Relationship Between Motion Picture Production and Budgeting

The Paradox of Creativity and Business in Feature Hollywood Filmmaking: The Relationship Between Motion Picture Production and Budgeting

Date: August 2005
Creator: Dean, Adam T.
Description: This study examines the relationship between movie budgeting and the creative process in Hollywood filmmaking. To understand the effects of this relationship on the creative product, several films are analyzed within the production process where conflicts between the investors and creators are observed. A case study approach is guided by theories of the production of culture, which state that creative products manufactured in the cultural industry must be analyzed in relation to their surrounds society. Findings suggest previous indicators of box office success are becoming primary influences in the filmmaking process. The study also finds that financial standards in Hollywood potentially inhibit innovation among creative participants within a limited Hollywood creative sphere.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries