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dc.contributor.authorWohlfeil, Markusen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-12T00:41:57Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-12T00:41:57Z-
dc.date.issued2018-12-31en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/26541-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this paper is to explore how consumers perceive, experience and engage with the art of filmmaking and the industrial film production process that the film studios present to them during their guided film studio tours. Drawing on the author’s own film tourist experiences, observations and participatory interactions with fellow visitors at a major Hollywood film studio, this paper takes an autoethnographic “I’m-the-camera”-perspective and a hermeneutic data analysis approach. The findings reveal that visitors experience the ‘authentic’ representation of the working studio’s industrial film production process as an opportunity and ‘invitation to join’ a broader filmmaker community and to share their own amateur filmmaking experiences with fellow visitors and professionals – just to discover eventually that the perceived community is actually the real ‘simulacrum’. Although using an autoethnographic approach means that the breadth of collected data is limited, the gain in depth of insights allows for a deeper understanding of the actual visitor experience. The findings encourage film studio executives, managers and talent agents to reconsider current practices and motivations in delivering film studio tours and to explore avenues for harnessing their strategic potential.Contrary to previous studies that have conceptualised film studio tours as simulacra that deny consumers a genuine access to the backstage, the findings of this study suggest that the real simulacrum is actually the film tourists’ ‘experienced feeling’ of having joined and being part of a filmmaker community, which raises questions regarding the study of virtual communities.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherEmeralden_UK
dc.relationWohlfeil M (2018) Learning from the Professionals: Film Tourists' "Authentic" Experiences on a Film Studio Tour, Arts and the Market, 8 (1), pp. 47-63. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAM-08-2017-0020.en_UK
dc.rightsCopyright for all photographs stay with the author Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Arts and the Market by Emerald. The original publication is available at: https://doi.org/10.1108/AAM-08-2017-0020en_UK
dc.subjectFilm studio toursen_UK
dc.subjectfilm tourismen_UK
dc.subjectauthenticityen_UK
dc.subjectsimulacraen_UK
dc.subjectconsumer experiencesen_UK
dc.subjectcommunityen_UK
dc.subjectautoethnographyen_UK
dc.titleLearning from the Professionals: Film Tourists' "Authentic" Experiences on a Film Studio Touren_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/AAM-08-2017-0020en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleArts and the Marketen_UK
dc.citation.issn2056-4945en_UK
dc.citation.volume8en_UK
dc.citation.issue1en_UK
dc.citation.spage47en_UK
dc.citation.epage63en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.author.emailmarkus.wohlfeil@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date08/05/2018en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMarketing & Retailen_UK
dc.identifier.wtid882124en_UK
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0002-1007-8456en_UK
dc.date.accepted2017-11-14en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2018-01-17en_UK
dc.description.refREF Compliant by Deposit in Stirling's Repositoryen_UK
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