Short-Term Projects and Emergent Careers: Evidence from Hollywood

  title={Short-Term Projects and Emergent Careers: Evidence from Hollywood},
  author={Robert R. Faulkner and Andy Anderson},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={879 - 909}
The Hollywood film industry is considered as a system of recurrent ties among the various major participants who usually work under short-term contracts for single films. This form of project-based organization in seen as a response to uncertainty and risk in the film industry. The Paper examines the ways in which independent contractors-producers, directors, cinematographers, and actors-organize and operate to reduce uncertainty and risk and to increase profits. The analysis of data from 2,430… Expand
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