The Department of Radio-Television-Film and the Center for Entertainment and Media Industries invite the public to attend an RTF Media Studies Colloquium talk by Daniel Herbert (Professor, Department of Film, Television, and Media at the University of Michigan) titled:
"Modern Hollywood from the Outside In: New Line Cinema and the Transformation of American Film"
Founded in 1967 as a tiny distributor of art films to college campuses, New Line Cinema grew to become a film industry powerhouse that entered the new millennium with the billion-dollar Lord of the Rings franchise. This talk provides an overview of this maverick movie company and its zigzag history of huge achievements, massive setbacks, and crazy comebacks. Releasing films as diverse as Pink Flamingos, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday, and The Golden Compass, New Line Cinema offers an unusual but compelling case for understanding the modern movie business.
Daniel Herbert is a professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Media at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Maverick Movies: New Line Cinema and the Transformation of American Film (2023), Videoland: Movie Culture at the American Video Store (2014), and several other books about film and media culture.
Start Date: February 15 @ 3:30pm
End Date: February 15 @ 4:45pm
Event Categories: Guest Speaker Lecture
Location: DMC 5.208
Target audience: Alumni , Faculty , General Public , Students