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The ‘wolves’ and ‘lambs’ of the creative city: the sustainability of film and television producers in London

Gornostaeva, Galina (2009) The ‘wolves’ and ‘lambs’ of the creative city: the sustainability of film and television producers in London. The Geographical Review, 99 (1). pp. 37-60. ISSN 0016-7428

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Abstract

The paper shows that creative producers (businesses and individuals) are sensitive to the externalities of the urban environment, such as the state of public places and the street in particular. However, relation to the street differs for creative producers with different power positions and levels of embeddedness in street life. This suggests attention needs to move beyond the simplistic approaches of “mixed–use” and “vitality” ideals to an understanding of the complexity and continuity inherent in the production of creative spaces with respect to the multiple transactions of both the strong and weak stakeholders involved – the “wolfs” and “lambs.” The example used is the film and television industry in Camden Town, London, in relation to the “experience” economy, drawing on evidence from interviews with producers.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1001/%28...
Additional Information: © 2009 American Geographical Society
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Projects: The role of production chains in the London film and television cluster, ESRC grant number RES-000-23-0653 '
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2009 11:44
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/23185/

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