Reports : Istanbul Ticaret Odası

ITO

SOME QUOTES FROM ISTANBUL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT

P.97 :

« […] the sector of TV dramas and series is the driving force for some televisions broadcasting in domestic market. However, the importance of this sector is not limited to the television broadcasting. TV series production produce very important consequences for Turkey’s economic, social and cultural life in terms of value chain and labour force. One of these consequences is related to its interaction with the movie industry. These two sectors based on the same creative forces and the same labour and capital market develop side by side : involvement of experienced people of the movie sector in TV series enhances the quality of TV series ; moreover as stated by the people in the movie sector young people gain experience in TV series and then enter the movie sector with better qualification. »

Documentary : « Creativity and the capitalist city. A struggle for affordable space in Amsterdam » a film by Tino Buchholz

Text from the official webpage of the documentary :  

« Creativity is fancy, glamorous and desirable. Who can be against creativity? At the same time it is used selectively for economic purposes and consists of precarious and hard work.

In this film, the search for creativity is linked to existential struggles for affordable housing and working space in Amsterdam, such as temporary accommodation, squatting, anti-squatting and some institutional synthesis: « breeding places » Amsterdam.

This film is more than a local documentary on Amsterdam. It explores the latest urban re-/development pattern in advanced Western capitalist cities. The hype around the creative city began already a decade ago, it is global in scope and about to reach its peak. After Richard Florida’s influential book « The Rise of the Creative Class » (2002) creativity has advanced to be the role model of urban regeneration:The New American Dream.« 

 The whole film is watchable here : http://www.creativecapitalistcity.org/#!prettyPhoto