A conglomerate is a group of businesses which has a lot
of money within the field of media which they put into film
production companies, they also market their film through
their other companies, this is known as synergy.
Massive multinational media companies own many things and this
is known a media ownership. With their media companies they
Some producers do not work in a massive multinational
media company, instead they use smaller outfits.
The British do this a lot, for example, the BBC or Film 4.
Media Ownership Companies
There are 5 major companies which dominate media
ownership within the UK, in reference to the film industry.
• United International Pictures
• Warner Bros
• Buena Vista
• 20th Century Fox
British Film Industry
There are various different types of institutions in the UK :
• Independent companies
• Television companies
• Government bodies
• Co-productions with Hollywood studios
Two or more types of media coming together= Media
Different elements of a company working together to promote
related products= Synergy
A company which produces two or more types of media= Cross
A large parent company which owns a range of smaller
Smaller companies owned by a parent company= Subsidiary
When the marker is dominated by a small number of
Global media market is increasingly dominated by a small
number of Western (mostly American) conglomerates
Film & New Media Technology
New technology has made it possible for anyone to make
and present films, e.g. YouTube.
We can watch films on new technology such as phones,
games consoles, TV on demand.
Also through the use of new technology we have the
ability to see films in 3D from the comfort of our own
homes or on TV screens with HD.
What we can watch films on…
Portable games consoles
Games consoles at home