Empire is published by Bouer, which is a big publishing
company which publishes other magazines as they know
the magazine industry.
The cost of this magazine is £3.99 and you ca get it
The audience for this is a mass audience, who like films,
it’s not gender specific, mainly young adults 15 – 50.
The typical content is mass market as it has the
blockbuster appeal as its not genre specific as it looks at
all manners of film and genre but mainly blockbuster
Name is an important thing and EMPIRE is seen as being
big, dominate force, powerful. The font of the masshead
looks art deco style, san serif and makes it look as if it
were a powerful font.
The World’s Biggest Movie Magazine is the tag line it
makes you want to buy the magazine as it makes it
sound big again, its also the best selling film magazine.
The layout of the front cover shows the key image,
coverline and more images of other films, the front
cover includes more than one film, which shows visuals
because its a film magazine. You also are given the
Strapline and a menu strip.
The publisher of this magazine is Future. They also
publish SFX as well. They again are a large publishing
house, having magazines such as metal hammer,
woman’s magazines and sports etc.
The cost is 3.99 and you can get this monthly.
Direct competition to empire with a similar target
audience however the audience is slightly a younger
target audience mainly 15 – 35, maybe more male.
Mass market with sometimes having genre specific
issues like this fantasy special. They always include a six
page in-depth interview with actor/director about the
main film of the issue.
The name of this tells you as the reader that it’s going to
be all about film, with complete coverage on the film
industry. The font is san serif it also has a embossment
and the masshead dominates.
Colours of the magazine shows fantasy colours as it links
to the fact it’s a special and it keeps it contemporary by
layering of images showing new films.
Sight an Sound.
The name of this gives you the senses of film, not just
visual like its an art form. Its international showing the
The publisher is BFI, The British Film Institute which is a
charity governed by royal charter, similar to the BBC.
Gets its funding publicly so there's no profit.
Its monthly and is 4.50.
Niche markets, educated audience with a love of film
and international film. None gender specific but who are
interested in academic in film.
Reviews every film each month from blockbusters to
international film. It also includes interviews, art of film
makings, reviews, looking at film festivals, comments.
The layout of the page is top third coverline, masshead.
The front cover is driven by the theme or content, as the
image is linked to a director, actor, theme (gothic). Key
image is quite stylised.
Little White Lies.
This magazine is sold bi – monthly (6 a year) and the
price can vary, from around £6.00.
This magazine is related to cinema; as it’s the magazine
stocked in many of the big cinemas.
and is a British independent magazine and is only on
sale in UK.
All about illustrations and photos
The front cover is driven by the main film, as they always
have an illustration of the main actor of the film.
The magazine contains 6 chapters, including a lead
review of the film its focusing on paired with several
different articles and other things relating to the main
film. Then has articles on other films out that month.
The name suggests truth in the movies, making so they
are putting a positive spin on the saying, ‘little white lie’.
The fonts used are like a type writer, with a main colour
running through, to help create a retro comic book style.
The audience for this would be people who are seen to
be trendy, stylish and who are interested in film. Appeals
to both genders. People who are involved are in artist
This magazine is a sci-fi magazine, containing special
effects, it also contains future, sci-fi , fantasy and horror.
They have regular special editions, and they usually cost
This magazine is genre specific aiming it at males, as its
more of a niche audience. But it has an open/ broad age
range teens +.
The front of the masthead is san serif and quite futurist
making it contemporary, keeping it in the style of the
The front cover again contains lots of images, of the
main feature but also of different film or programmes
coming up, making the cover look full and detailed
Uncut is a monthly hybrid music, film and books
magazine but it is mostly music.
The title of the magazine suggests to the reader that its
the truth and the real thing. Uncensored as it’s telling
you the full truth.
It’s mainly aimed at 25 – 45 men, who are interested in
music and films.
IPC media are the publishers of this magazine. Upper
case to make it stand out, red, white and black print
lettering also helps to make it stand out makes it stand
It contains films which will appeal to the target audience
and reviews of these films.