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  • WORKING TITLE – SOME RESEARCH/REVISION WORKPlease work through this document and the various links. It mightmake sense to work through it on-screen rather thanYou should familiarise yourself with the Working Title Films site. Thishas plenty of good things about the company and its films. It might beinteresting, for example, to use the poster gallery and trailers to seehow the films have been promoted and the target audience that theyhave in mind.Keep an eye on two films that have just been released in the UK. Tryto consider any marketing/trailers/web adverting that you comeacross.It might be useful to focus on a couple of films that you know/like tosee if you can get a more complete picture of their production history.If you go to imdb you can look up individual films etc and then downthe left hand side are links to all sorts of things. If you click on‘company details’ it will indicate whether Working Title produced thefilm on its own or as a co-production with other company/companies1. Read this article from 2004 and complete the questions belowhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/film/2821801.stmTim Bevan and Eric Fellner have been described as the "Brit flicks……………………………………………….", Britains "movie moguls" and"gamblers with…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………"
  • The early Working Title films were a mixture of……………………………………….., such as Sammy and Rosie Get Laid, andsupport for …………………………………….., such as Tim Robbins BobRoberts.In 1999 Working Title signed a reported …………………… deal with filmgiant Universal. While the overall deal is probably exaggerated, it gavethe pair the power to commission films with a budget up to …………………without even consulting their pay masters.Their most recent success is the launch of ……………………….., an offshootdesigned to produce smaller budget films.2. Read all of this document and then summarise Tim Bevan’sanswers to the following questions from Page 3:a) How does your development system work?b) Do you spend a lot on development?c) Whats the difference between the European film culture and the Hollywoodculture?3. This document summarises the range of films that Working Titleproduces: “Though best known for the blockbuster comedies of Richard Curtisand Rowan Atkinson, they also deliver………
  • [complete the quotation] and from the list of films, available at working title -wikipedia try to identify an example of each film type…..The article also identifies three directors, an actor and an actress whohave been significant in the history of Working Title. Find them and thefilms associated with them.1.2.3.4.5.The article also discusses why United 93 shows that Working Title canstill make edgy, ambitious projects. What was risky/unusual aboutUnited 93.How did the relationship between Working Title and director PhillipNoyce work on the film Catch a Fire?What is the great advantage for Working Title of working to relativelytight budgets?4. Use this document and this one to find out a little more aboutWorking Title’s business. Where are their offices? How many people
  • work for them and what do they do? How does Working Title choosewhich films to make.5. Here’s an interesting article about how Working Title might becomeinvolved in Television. This would be an interesting example ofconvergence. Find out how this arrangement might work.6. Here’s really important article about the ways in which Working Titlekeeps a strong European dimension and a level of independence fromUniversal by making sure it has the freedom to develop co-productionswith StudioCanal+. Make some notes on how this works.