What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?Presentation Transcript
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
Films are distributed and marketed in different ways according to what genre the film is and whether the film is niche or mainstream.
Mainstream distributors include; Paramount Pictures UK and Universal Pictures UK
Niche distributors include; Diffusion Pictures and Dogwoof Pictures.
If a film is classed as mainstream then it is going to be released on as many screens as possible due to the mainstream nature of the film, which is likely to attract a large audience.
The film is also likely to be heavily marketed.
Depending on the film, distributors will use tv adverts and display advertisements, reproducing the film’s poster artwork, in national newspapers and film/lifestyle magazines, and on outdoor poster sites and bus panels.
This amount of marketing and advertising could only be done effectively if the film is mainstream as money would be set aside for this purpose due to advertising, especially on television being very expensive.
Niche films, which a lot of the time are independent films, such as our are more likely to have a small budget which means that their distribution and marketing is of a lower scale.
Viral marketing (using the internet and alternative methods to advertise your film) is an excellent way to market niche films. An example a viral marketing campaign was the ‘Blair Witch Project’ which is seen as the first film to use a total viral campaign on the internet.
The likely marketing/advertising/distributing method for our film would be in the niche style.
Due to our genre not always in the mainstream and how we feel we have challenged the conventions of this genre, our film would only really aim for a specific niche audience.
A viral marketing campaign would be the best idea for our film, this would help to drum up interest in the film.
An independent film distributor such as, diffusion pictures, would be the sort of company we would hope to distrubute our film.