Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Film and University Honors
vertical integration, Paramount Decrees, Netflix, business competition, film industry
Movie streaming services have become an increasingly popular distribution method due to their widespread accessibility to film content across the globe. Netflix is the biggest competitor of movie streaming services and has led the charge in creating original content for its customers. With many of these streaming services creating their own content, both Hollywood and independent studios are being introduced to a new competitor in their market: studios that stream their own content. While this may seem to be an issue only within the industry, there are concerns about another oligarchy of studios being created out of these streaming services similar to those of the Studio Era. This paper focuses on Netflix as the largest streaming service and seeks to address the concerns about unfair competition and the threat these services pose to the film industry. This paper focuses on the United States, where the Paramount Decrees were legislated.
Kasper, Al, "A New Studio Era: How Netflix is Becoming a Threat to the Film Industry" (2022). University Honors Theses. Paper 1271.