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  • 1. Massive conglomerate Founded in 1903 The WB: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Smallville KIDS WB: Teen Titans Warner Brothers are one of the bigger media distribution companies in the world. RKO: Radio station; Rocky Horror HBO: True Blood, American Horror Story Funds video games (Batman: Arkham Origins) WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT INC. is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment and their related businesses.
  • 2. As a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. Director Guillermo del Toro Budget $190,000,000 (estimated) Opening Weekend $37,285,325 (USA) (12 July 2013) Gross $101,785,482 (USA)(11 October 2013)
  • 3. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • China Film Co. (2013) (China) (theatrical) Cinematográfica Blancica (CB) (2013) (Venezuela) (theatrical) Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2013) (Portugal) (theatrical) Huaxia Film Distribution Company (2013) (China) (theatrical) InterCom (2013) (Hungary) (theatrical) Interfilm Distribution (2013) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical) Manfer Films (2013) (Bolivia) (theatrical) Shooting Stars (2013) (United Arab Emirates) (theatrical) Village (2013) (Greece) (theatrical) Warner Bros. Entertainment (2013) (Canada) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Germany) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (France) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (UK) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Japan) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (USA) (theatrical) Argentina Video Home (2013) (Argentina) (DVD) Argentina Video Home (2013) (Argentina) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Germany) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Germany) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (UK) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (UK) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Netherlands) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Netherlands) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (USA) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (USA) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Mostly Warner bros companies. Proliferation A broad range of distributors also means more hype. Things are also easier to sell due to the fact that Warner bros are a highly respected companies and they cut out the middle man of selling their product to the marketers by owning those companies too
  • 4. • The screenplay originally belonged to Travis Beacham • Sold to Legendary Pictures and given to Guillermo Del Toro. • A variety of companies then funded the film, including a great deal of Warner Bros companies • Media ownership issues raised There may also be an issue with piracy and illegally due to the fact that the film has downloading the film due to a rise in streaming and been bought by Warner Bros – downloading from sites such as videoweed and rather than sold – and so putlocker. creative licensing will be Massive media conglomerates such as Warner Bros and restricted and the creators will 20th Century Fox are beginning to combat this cyber intrusion by leaking out information and media via have less control over the final twitter and websites – and are working on product. strengthening copyright laws.
  • 5. • The film was shot using Red Epic cameras (Shoots at a better pixel quality and are more portable.) • Miniature effect (Where smaller scale models are used to portray something much bigger, as seen in the space ships in Star Wars) • Live explosives, springboards, water pipes and other props were used • Filmed in digital, meaning that the film can whilst filming inside the jaeger’s easily be edited using SFX technology. connpad: A very expensive process Easier to transfer, copy and distribute (This and very time consuming. may cause issues with video piracy). • Warner Bros and Legendary pictures • Later decided to change the film into 3D have the budget for films of this scale, • Twitter, Iphone apps, Facebook etc. also whereas Submarine relied on funding helped with distributing the product and from Channel four just to kick start creating massive hype. This leads to viral videos, a greater proliferation of media, the programme. content and further advertising.
  • 6. China Film Co. (2013) (China) (theatrical) Cinematográfica Blancica (CB) (2013) (Venezuela) (theatrical) Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2013) (Portugal) (theatrical) Huaxia Film Distribution Company (2013) (China) (theatrical) InterCom (2013) (Hungary) (theatrical) Interfilm Distribution (2013) (Kazakhstan) (theatrical) Manfer Films (2013) (Bolivia) (theatrical) Shooting Stars (2013) (United Arab Emirates) (theatrical) Village (2013) (Greece) (theatrical) Warner Bros. Entertainment (2013) (Canada) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Argentina) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Germany) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (France) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (UK) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Japan) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical) Warner Bros. (2013) (USA) (theatrical) Argentina Video Home (2013) (Argentina) (DVD) Argentina Video Home (2013) (Argentina) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Germany) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Germany) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (UK) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (UK) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Netherlands) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (Netherlands) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (USA) (DVD) Warner Home Video (2013) (USA) (Blu-ray) (DVD) Interactivity, which inspires more hype. Downloads, galleries, games, and a shop for merchandise. A broad range of distributors also means more hype. Things are also easier to sell due to the fact that Warner bros are a highly respected companies and they cut out the middle man of selling their product to the marketers by owning those companies, too.
  • 7. • Apps, Tumblr, Facebook • Very interactive • There are websites, info, games, activities, wiki pages, even a video game has been announced • Filmed in digital • Lots of Visual effects means lots of job and money – Hired oscar winning visual effects workers from movies such as The Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars
  • 8. Technological convergence for institutions and audiences Apps: Jaeger designer More interactivity for the audience creates further hype for the film, whether it’s newly released or a Facebook, cult classic. Also links twitter, tumblr into proliferation etc. Purpose: To entertain and to advertise. Independent films will not have this level of marketing, meaning that more people will watch Pacific Rim as opposed to a lower budget film. Youtube
  • 9. Issues raised by targeting of national and local audiences by international/global institutions • Multi cultural/multi-racial cast and crew; very appealing to a broad audience (Guillermo is Mexican). • Distributed to , Argentina, Germany, France,UK, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, USA • The film is set in China, and so might appeal to a Chinese audience.