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  • 1. By: Jonathan Newton
  • 2. 1. Sources of inspiration- is all around us, like newspapers or even casual conversations.2. Then the idea goes to the producer, who can make the ‘great idea’ into reality.3. Then the director get the script. The director know how to make it look on screen, from the script.4. The writer clarifies the idea and the plot and characters to the director to make the film something amazing.5. Then the director makes a treatment, which is a one page story of the plot of the film.6. The pitch has all the information the producers need in order to make the film a success. the they also finish the script
  • 3. 1. The producer takes the treatment and the pitch to get the money to make the film.2. The producer goes to the production companies for money and development. But they have lots of projects of their own all ready3. Then the producer shows the future sale broadcasts and right for the film in return for money to develop the script. The producer can also go to public body for grants, like The UK Film Council.4. The producer can even pitch to private investors. In hope the support the script.
  • 4. 1. First the writer produces the synopsis, then the producer agree or disagrees on key scenes or events in the film2. Then the writer makes a step to out line the plan.3. Part of the writer’s fee is conditional on the delivery of the first draft. This is usually the hardest part of the screenwriting.4. Once the writer and produce are happy. The draft is sent off to the financiers. Who will have there own ideas.5. When everyone is happy with the script, it is the lock off and it becomes the final draft. Then the writer gets paid.6. The final stage of the script development is the creation
  • 5. 1. Now the packaging begins, the producer and director now make the script into a full commercial proposition for the financing2. The cast, one of the best way to make the project more commercial is to attach well know stars to the script.3. Respected heads of department commercially successful carry considerable clout with knowledgeable financiers4. To make the film into business proposition , the producer must now know how much it is going to cost to make.5. The investors will now want to know how the producer plans to raise the money, and how she plans to pay them back.6. The now producer has to packaged the film into a viable proposition. Now it’s time to see what people think .
  • 6. 1. The producer may have to travel around. To get a investment he needs to make the film. The produce must travel a lot2. Now the investor is found by the producer. The draw up contracts to seal the deals.3. The producer can also raise money in other ways from ‘pre- sales’ this is selling the right to the film before it has been made.4. Then the producers need a loan form banks, there are special finances departments in banks for film finance.5. Most financiers insist that a completion bond is in place before they agree to invest. This is insurance for the production.6. Once all the big funding and insurance is done. The film gets
  • 7. 1. Once the have hired all the heads of department. The shooting of the scrip is circulated and preproduction begins quickly2. The casting director with director and producer begins the long process of find and cast and actors.3. Storyboards are the blueprints for the film, where every shot is planned in advance by the director.4. The production designer plans every part of the film and aspect of how the film will look. He hires people to design each part of a building or set.5. Effect shot take much longer than normal shot, this can take mouths to build and design.6. The 1st AD the line production and the production manager make up all the big logistic triangle of the production
  • 8. 1. 1st day of principal photography, this is a key moment in the film production and filming begins. Funding is used, the production team breath a huge sigh of relief2. The camera department is responsible for getting all the film the director and edit need to tell the story3. When the lighting, sound, hair and make-up has been checked, the shot can begin4. In the smallest of all commotion. The actors must create an emotional world and draw the audience into it.5. All special effect are carefully constructed and must be film with minimum risk of injury to anyone.6. Film productions are all run with lots of precision if they fall behind, the money from the financiers or insurers may choose to pull out
  • 9. 1. As the footage comes in. the editor assembles it all into scenes and creates a narrative or sequence for the film2. Once the picture is done. The sound department works on the audio for the film and editing every sound.3. Now digital effects are added by specialist effects compositors, and titles and credit are added in a composition suite.4. The final stage of picture editing is to adjust the colour and finalise the aesthetic of the film5. After the picture lock. The sound mixs goes to a dubbing theatre, the sound get the final levels it needs.6. Final cut, the film reaches full lock it is now finished and ready for duplication, but who gets the final cut.
  • 10. 1. Selling the product to help her sell the product to the distributors, the producer secures the services of a sales agent, in film sales.2. The trailer is made to help sell the film to show busy film buyers the best aspect of the film.3. The producer and the sales agent get all the tape and equipment they need to sell the film together, to the distributors4. Taking the film to market, the market has a lot of films on it already, so the producers must go to great length to get the attention for their product.5. getting high profile screening at a top film festival can be a great way to get everyone talking about the film., before it out in public6. The producer now has a very talked about film and now it is easy to negotiate good deal with the distributors around the
  • 11. 1. To help the producer sell the film to the distributors. The producer hires the services of a sales agent, a specialist in film sales.2. Getting to know the audience, the marketing team now runs screening to find out which age groups the should aim at.3. Now posters are made for the target audience and cinema trailers. TV advert and other marketing ways4. TV and radio adverts are all ways that you can get a positive word out about the film.5. Also using the internet is a great way of marketing the film. Using as many ways of advertising as possible is all ways better6. In order to get the film to audience the distributor must negotiate a deal with the cinemas to screen it.
  • 12. 1. A premiere is all ways to get a movie off to a good start with all the press and public.2. The UK has about 3500 cinema screens, although not all are British owned, or show British films3. The distributor prints the film more prints of the movie, the more film shown in cinemas4. The exhibitors take their share of the box office receipts, after the distributors get their cost back from marketing5. Once the distributors have been paid in full. The financiers can recover their investments, as was agreed in the contract
  • 13. 1. Hospitality sales, you can sell the film to hotel movie channels or in flight move, this can all bring in millions of additional revenue2. UK audiences spend more on DVD than in the cinema. So the success on the DVD can be a big part of the box office.3. TV is the final place to get revenue , by selling the right of the film to a pay-tv company who will show it for a sum of money4. Selling the right to a game company can be a good source of revenue.5. Once the film has made a profit. The producer and other key people in the film can have their rewards for their work.6. The final income of the film is never know. The movie could make more money if it is re-released in the future.