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package-unit system 

A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

A mode of industrial organization said to govern the US *studio system after the *Paramount Decrees brought an end to the vertical integration of production, distribution, and exhibition. It is claimed that this system replaced the ‘producer-unit’ system from the mid 1950s; after which point each film production was treated as a separate project with director, actors and crew, the leasing of equipment, and the hire of ... ...

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