Research on Film Institutions


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Research on Film Institutions

  1. 1. Film Production Institutions Who would produce/distribute your film?
  2. 2. Firstly… 20 th Century Fox The company was founded in 1904 in New York City by William Fox, a 25 year-old Jewish Hungarian immigrant, who sold his cloth processing business and with the profits earned bought a lowly "common show." At that time,"common show" was the legal phrase for the exhibition of motion pictures In a store remodeled for that purpose and containing fewer than 299 seats. These primitive movie theaters charged five cents admission and therefore became known as "nickelodeons." Link: http:// = mPkfLALLXKY
  3. 3. Secondly… Warner Bros Warner Bros. Entertainment – a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company – is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of creative content and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms. The company stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, TV and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing, international cinemas and broadcasting. Link: http:// =kLAxncUx9mU
  4. 4. Thirdly… Lionsgate Link: http:// =Cw9rLuH1am8 Lionsgate was founded in 1995 by Frank Giustra, a Canadian investment banker hoping to capitalize on the growing film industry in his home town. The company bought a number of small production facilities and distributors, including Montreal-based Cinepix Film Productions (CFP), Trimark Pictures, Mandate Pictures and, most notably, Artisan Entertainment (which itself had formerly been LIVE Entertainment, and before that, Vestron Pictures).
  5. 5. Fourthly… Walt Disney Walter Elias "Walt" Disney Dec 5, 1901 – Dec 15, 1966) was an American film producer, director, screenwriter, voice actor, animator, entrepreneur, entertainer, international icon and philanthropist. Disney is famous for his influence in the field of entertainment during the 20th century. As the co-founder (with his brother Roy O. Disney) of Walt Disney Productions, Disney became one of the best-known motion picture producers in the world. The corporation he co-founded, now known as The Walt Disney Company today has annual revenues of approximately U.S. $35 billion. Link: http:// =W8BYaTIWX1U&feature=related
  6. 6. Fifthly… Universal Studios Universal Pictures (sometimes called Universal City Studios or Universal Studios for short), a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is one of the six major movie studios. Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, it is one of the oldest American movie studios still in continuous production. On May 11, 2004, the controlling stake in the company was sold by Vivendi Universal to General Electric, parent of NBC. The resulting media super-conglomerate was renamed NBC Universal, while Universal Studios Inc. remained the name of the production subsidiary. Link: http:// =Plgq99CaGaw
  7. 7. Six… Paramount Link: http:// =mMmlG6eq_no&feature= fvw Paramount Pictures is an American film production and distribution company, located at 5555 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood. Founded in 1912 and currently owned by media conglomerate Viacom, it is America's oldest existing film studio; it is also the last major film studio still headquartered in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Paramount is consistently ranked as one of the top-grossing movie studios.
  8. 8. Link: = cgDMEnatijw Seven… Dreamworks DreamWorks Pictures, also known as DreamWorks, LLC, DreamWorks SKG,DreamWorks Studios or DW Studios, LLC, is an American film studio which develops, produces, and istributes films, video games and television programming. It has produced or distributed more than ten films with box-office grosses totalling more than $100 million each.DreamWorks began in 1994 as an ambitious attempt by media moguls Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen (forming the SKG present on the bottom of the DreamWorks logo) to create a new Hollywoodstudio of which they own 72%.
  9. 9. The Institution we have decided to us is….
  10. 10. Lionsgate
  11. 11. We have decided to use this because… The intro fits in with the genre and type of style of film that we are going to create. Another reason we have chose to use this company is because it has a good reputation and will give the film some more recognistion.