Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014
"Rebels on the Lot: Negotiating and Resolving Confl in the Golden Age of Hollywood"
PROFESSOR THOMAS J. STIPANOWICH
BETTE DAVIS was an edgy, high-strung, insecure professional seeking to prevail at what she perceived as a man's game. OLIVIA DE HAVAILLAND arrived in Hollywood as a precocious 18-year-old ing�nue and her name is forever tied to a landmark decision: Olivia de Havailland v. Warner Brothers Pictures. JAMES CAGNEY was a loner with an independent streak a mile wide. He was a highly successful producer for Warner Brothers - his pictures always made money.
In different ways, the three of them changed the landscape of Hollywood contracts and their actions continue to be an important factor in the continuing conflict between capital and labour in the entertainment industry.
Professor Stipanowich will analyse the different methods each employed and explore the circumstances that led to change.
Lighthouse Cuba Cinema
29 Wigan Street Wellington
The lecture will be preceded by a 15-minute short film,
'Six Dollar Fifty Man', directed by Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland, which won a Special Distinction award at Cannes Film Festival.
The lecture will be followed by refreshments
Seating is limited.
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Thomas J STIPANOWICH is the William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University, as well as Academic Director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution.