The Real World, and Screenwriting as Work

  • Ian W. Macdonald
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting book series (PSIS)


In sheer numbers, in the real world of film production, Hollywood does not rule. In the five years prior to 2009, India produced an average 1,178 films per year; Nigeria produced 1,075 per year.1 The US, in third place, produced — at most — an average 747 titles per year (UIS 2012, 8),2 and was the only one of the top five whose output appears to be decreasing.


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© Ian W. Macdonald 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian W. Macdonald
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  1. 1.Institute of Communications StudiesUniversity of LeedsUK

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