What kind of institution mightdistribute your media product and why? Laura Hinds
Production Companies• A production company is a company who has involvement in the production, and distribution of a film• These companies are often involved in funding• The companies can be big hollywood involved institutions or small independent institutions
Large Institutions• A few examples of large production and distribution companies are:• Warner Brothers Pictures• Momentum Pictures• Walt Disney• Universal Studios
Warner Brothers• Own 19.7% of the US market share• The biggest in the film industry• Been involved in the making of Harry Potter, Batman and Star Wars
Momentum Pictures• Releases around 20 major motion picture titles per year• One of the leading independent motion picture distributors in the UK and Ireland• Been involved in the production of The King’s Speech, P.S I Love You and The Men Who Stare at Goats
Walt Disney• One of the most renowned production companies• Holds 15.3% of the US market share• Been involved in the production of Pirates of the Caribbean, Meet the Robinson’s and National Treasure
Universal Studios• Makes millions for the film industry• Owns 12.2% of the US market share• Been involved in the production of the Bourne series, the American Pie series and Knocked Up
Small Institutions• A few examples of small, independent film production and distribution companies are:• See-Saw films• Bedlam productions• Fractured Films• Working Title
See-Saw Films• Independent film production company founded in 2008• Operates out of London and Sydney• Was involved in the production of The King’s Speech, it’s biggest film• Also involved in the production of smaller films such as Oranges and Sunshine and Linear
Bedlam Productions• Based in London• Involved in feature film and documentary production• Also involved in The King’s Speech, it’s biggest film• Involved in the production of smaller films such as Zaytoun, The Lady Who Went Too Far and documentaries such as RMS Titanic: Case Closed
Fractured Films• Established in 2002 in Brighton• Been involved with EMI, Channel 4 and the BBC• Involved in the making of small films such as Bow Street Runner, Killjoy and Money To Burn
Working Title• One of the biggest independent film companies, which is branching out to join with various Hollywood studios• Based in London• Founded in 1983• Though it was originally much smaller and so had a smaller budget to work with more independent films, it has since been involved in the production of Love Actually and Les Miserables
Independent film production• Independent film production companies have a much smaller budget, as they are not backed by big companies like Universal Studios etc.• Without big funding, only small films can be made, which do not attract a large audience• It is not affordable for these companies to distribute by large new media methods, such as ITunes and on BluRay etc. as a their small budget does not make room for this, therefore the film isn’t seen widely• As the film does not have a big audience, not as much money is made, so the companies stay small budgeted
Large film production• These companies have large budgets to start, so can buy shares in large production value films• They can put money into varying methods of distribution, including DVDs, BluRay, merchandise and even ITunes• As the film is more widely seen because of the value of distribution and marketing, the film makes a large profit, and the production companies make a large profit
Who would distribute my film?• A small, independent production company• My films production cost is not high• The film would not be well known or easily seen by companies, as it is not being created by a big director, so it would not create a big profit• A small, independent production company would attract some attention, however.
Who would distribute my film?• See-Saw films• Though they have a small budget, and are an independent film company, they were involved in The King’s Speech, and so have more recognition than a lot of independent film companies• Has been involved in the production of similar/close genre films to my film so has experience in this area of film
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