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dc.contributor.advisorJuanJuan Zhang.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMerkin, Andrew D. (Andrew David)en_US
dc.contributor.otherSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12T17:40:17Z
dc.date.available2010-10-12T17:40:17Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/59144
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 88-91).en_US
dc.description.abstractAs the digital and media convergence era hits its full stride and media companies struggle to maintain profitability in sectors of the entertainment industry, the production of transmedia experiences is becoming more commonplace with the coordination of film, home video, gaming, merchandising, and the creation of new media. This thesis analyzes the management needs of transmedia campaigns in the current and near future markets and the requirements for brand management. Using Henry Jenkins' work on transmedia narratives and storytelling, participatory culture, and a strong foundation in the design of narratives provided by the Comparative Media Studies program at MIT, I add a business perspective on risk and brand management to counteract the rising costs of production and marketing. I begin with a survey of the effects of media and digital convergence on the creative aspects of entertainment, then the attributes of the transmedia narrative are addressed including the historical development of multimedia and intellectual property rights management, and concluding with a fresh look at the content of the entertainment industry as an information product. In the final section, I propose means of managing a transmedia production and approaches to marketing using social networks, product placement, and lifecycle management in the era of convergence as well as the implications on the existing talent system.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Andrew D. Merkin.en_US
dc.format.extent91 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.titleThe management of transmedia production in an era of media and digital convergenceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659529806en_US


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