JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

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The future of selling the past:
studio libraries in the 21st century

Eric Hoyt

Eric Hoyt is a Ph.D. student in the Critical Studies Division of USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. He received the 2009 SCMS Student Writing Award for his essay “Writer in the Hole: Desny v. Wilder, Copyright Law, and the Battle over Ideas” (forthcoming in Cinema Journal). His dissertation examines the libraries of films owned by the major Hollywood studios and the legal, technological, and economic infrastructures that support them. Prior to beginning his doctoral studies, Hoyt worked in the Los Angeles film industry and earned his MFA in USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program. He can be reached at erichoyt@usc.edu.