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  1. 1. The British Film Industry LO: To identify key issues within the British Film industry LO: To evaluate whether the British Film industry is popular with audiences Thinking question: Why have a British film industry?
  2. 2. Who did what in the British Film Industry? Match the explanation to the institution Aims to support, develop and promote the art forms of the moving image An independent, non-governmental body which classifies and censors film, video as well as computer and console-based games released in the UK. The official UK agency for international cultural relations. Its Film Department promotes new British films (features and shorts), internationally principally through festivals and showcases. Portal site britfilms.com Promotes understanding and appreciation of Britain's rich film and television heritage and culture. Government backed lead agency for film in the UK ensuring that the economic, cultural and educational aspects of film are effectively represented at home and abroad.
  3. 3. Main British Production Companies Can you find films made by these production companies? Ext: Who dominates the UK film industry?
  4. 4. • USEFUL INFORMATION: BRITISH V AMERICAN • To qualify as a British film, it needs to meet three of the following six criteria: • A British Director • A British Producer • A predominantly British cast • A British production company • A subject matter that informs on the British experience • British identity defined by the BFI in 'Sight and Sound' ( www.bfi.org.uk/sightandsound/) • Co-productions with British input count as British films. • For each of the above explain whether Dredd qualifies as a British Film
  5. 5. How do British films attract audiences (consider how this films might attract either a British or a global audience)? Ext: How are they distinct (different) from Hollywood blockbusters?
  6. 6. This research uncovered an audience typology that helped to inform the department’s on going audience development activities. Briefly, the cinema types uncovered were as follows: Mainstream: unlikely ever to view anything other than major ‘Hollywood’ style blockbusters. Mainstream plus: generally mainstream, but apt to see less mainstream films on a few occasions. Aficionados: tend to view a mix of films, including major foreign language titles, and can be encouraged to become even more adventurous in their viewing choices. Film Buffs1: eschew mainstream films in favour of more extreme, esoteric, challenging and difficult subject matter (specialised) films. Which of the above audience types do you feel went to see Dredd? What evidence can you find to support your answer (look for box office figures, release patterns, reviews etc) AUDIENCE TYPES
  7. 7. Questions for Box Office results • What do the following box office figures tell us about the British Film industry? Consider: Country of origin Distributors Gross profit
  8. 8. Facts in focus • UK cinema admissions reached 162 million, up 4% on 2006. • Box office receipts were £821 million, up 8% on 2006. • 516 films were released for a week or more in the UK and Republic of Ireland, an increase of 2% on 2006 and 58% more than in 1998. • UK films, including co-productions, accounted for 21% of releases and 29% of the market by value, up 10% on last year. • The top 100 films earned almost 91% of the gross box office, 2% more than in 2006.
  9. 9. • UK films are films made by British companies and shot wholly or partly in the UK and/or films that qualify as British under Schedule 1 of the Films Act 1985 or under one of the UK's official co- production treaties.
  10. 10. Dredd Research the 2012 film Dredd (directed by Pete Travis). As a rough guide follow the 12 stages of film production, focus on the following: Producer (include green light) Distributor Distribution pattern Script writer Budget Box office gross Director & Actors Marketing (posters, trailers, adverts, websites) Critical reception (reviews-Metacritic & Rotten Tomatoes) Reasons for lack of success Awards Technology used (3D cameras, new technology) Tie-ins (soundtrack CD, toys, comics Etc) Personal opinion
  11. 11. How dominant is British Film in the industry? • Look at the box office figures: • What can they tell us about British Film?