The paper deals with the contemporary development trends in American mainstream movie production. Basic assumption of this text is examining mainstream movie production as one of the most commercially successful segments of the media industry, together with the business of culture and entertainment. The author reflects broader economic, historical and organizational aspects of Hollywood production aimed at the mainstream audiences, as well as the socio-cultural significance of the meanings perceived by movie-goers. Therefore, the paper examines the mainstream Hollywood production in all complexity, from the viewpoint of production and creative mechanisms, but also in the context of social meanings associated with given category of film works referring to favoured motives and thematization of everyday reality in contemporary globalized society. The author defines current mainstream movie production as part of media culture influenced by entertaining visuals, intertextuality, genre hybridization, tendencies to use seriality and parody.