And the Winner Is

William D. Romanowski

in Reforming Hollywood

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780195387841
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950188 | DOI:
And the Winner Is

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The focus of this chapter is twofold. First, to change industry perceptions, the Broadcasting and Film Commission launched a high-profile film awards program that would become the public face of the changes taking place within the Protestant agency. Second, under new leadership, the BFC tried to fully integrate its West Coast operation into the agency’s overall strategy in order to facilitate genuine dialogue between the church and entertainment industries. In a parallel move, the Legion of Decency adopted a new name and posture; the two church agencies began offering joint film awards. These events set the stage for extensive church cooperation with the film industry in finally bringing the Production Code Era to an end.

Keywords: Broadcasting and Film Commission; Legion of Decency; film awards; entertainment industry; Production Code

Chapter.  6305 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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