Analysis of the Film Production District in Mexico City, 2006–2008
Applying geographical industrialization theory and the political economy of culture approach, this study aims to present a diagnosis of film production in Mexico City and attempts to fill gaps in the knowledge of the endogenous development of this subsector. This article presents the results of field work designed to understand the patterns of labor and the industrial, geographic, and institutional organization of the film production. We also take into account previous studies regarding the links among production, distribution, and exhibition of films due to their importance to the welfare of the Mexican film industry. As part of the study we observed the flexible production organization of the film industrial district, its lack of profitability, and its dependence on State subsidies.