Assignment 10 Film distributing companies Kaya Sumbland
What is a film distributor? A film distributor is responsible for film release to the public either theatrically or home viewing – for example, DVD, download, programmes. These distributors can be either a company or individual. Distributors may do this directly, if they own a cinema or film distribution networks, or through theatrical exhibitions and other sub-distributions.
Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, it’s one of the oldest American movie studios still in continuous production.
They own a sizable film library spanning the earliest decades of cinema to more contemporary works, it also owns a sizable collection of TV shows.
It’s the second longest living Hollywood studio as well.
They distribute in the UK and the US
Universal studios is widely know for their animations and better for their comedy's.
For example… Genre Film Film budget Comparable with my film? The nutty professor Comedy $54,000,000 No Meet the parents An American Tale Comedy Animation $55,000,000 X No No
Redbus Redbus Film Distribution
Founded in 1997 by Simon Franks
Redbus is a British film company
They have produced for the UK many big hits, like ‘bend it like Beckham’ and many, many more
Lions gate entertainment acquired Redbus $35 million and became Lions gate UK
For example… Genre Film Film budget Comparable with my film? Bend it like Beckham Drama £3,500,159 Yes Open your eyes Jeepers Creepers Drama Horror 370,000,000 $10,000,000 No No
Revolver logo 200x40.gif Revolver Entertainment
Founded in 1997, revolver entertainment has operations in Los Angeles as well as London .
It’s known for it’s promotional stunts in order to promote films release .
Revolver is widely known for their drama films based for the teenage audience.
Won many British awards
For example… Genre Film Film budget Comparable with my film? Shank Action/Sci-fi £385,000 Yes Kidulthood Exit Through the Gift Shop Drama Comedy/ Documentary £600,000 X Yes Yes
Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film
It’s located at Melrose Avenue in Hollywood
Founded in 1912 and currently owned by media conglomerate Viacom
I t is America's oldest existing film studio
Paramount is consistently ranked as one of the largest movie studios.
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For example… Genre Film Film budget Comparable with my film? Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Musical/fantasy/family $3,000,000 No A Doll's House Grease Drama Musical/Romance x $6,000,000 Yes No
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc is an American media company
involved primarily in the production and distribution of films and television programs
MGM was founded in 1924 when the entertainment entrepreneur Marcus Loew
H eadquarters are in the MGM Tower in Century City, Los Angeles .
For example… Genre Film Film budget Comparable with my film? Fast Track Comedy/romance X No Death at a Funeral Uptown girls Comedy Comedy/drama/romance $ 9,000,000 X No Yes
Which best suited? Revolver best suited our film because they make a lot of film on youth culture using the drama genre. They usually locate their film in the UK, mainly London. This is greatly similar to our opening sequence and the budgets for the films would seen like a realistic budget for our film as well. Revolver logo 200x40.gif
Our film Cinema Release? DVD Release? Film Budget? Yes – Vue cinema because its popular with many youth Yes Possibly around £590,000