Working Title Films
A British film production
company based in
London, UK, founded in
Although Working Titles
Films is a British
company they produce
American films as well.
This is because they
could expand box office
profits as the target
a u d i e n c e i s
international and they Budgets are important to any filmmaker or
film companies. Budgets could depend on
would be interested in
how big the film would be; Big budget
watching films that movies can afford well-known actors,
relate to reality for better settings and able to distribute the
many people in Britain film more leading to attracting more
audiences resulting in higher profits.
American films tend to have a much
bigger budget making their films more
successful whereas, British films don’t
causing them to not gain as much profit as
However, spending less on production
means more profit is made when the film
is distributed depending if the film attracts
enough of an audience.
Working Title and Film4
make films using established
directors as they would have
great experience in
creating big movies, working in
a professional environment and
also they would have links to
distributors, studios, actors etc.
New directors are used to Working Title 2 (WT²) was
launched as a subsidiary company
explore the new talent and the
in 1999 which focuses on the lower
film may be a big success budget film originally produced by
creating a good beginning for Working Title films.
the director and making a They also have offices in Australia
bond of loyalty between the and Los Angeles and Universal
director and producer. Studios own 67% of t he
company, this makes the debate of
whether Working Title is truly
The company found fame after releasing Production Process
‘four weddings and a funeral’ which The idea is pitched to financiers
was a hit in the box office in 1994. The script is developed to a final draft and sales
treatment is presented to potential financiers.
With the script complete, the producer and
director decide how they want to film it and who
British companies such as Working Title will help them.
films tend to make heritage films as they The producer must secure enough funding to
focus on England of previous centuries; make the film by getting investors, pre sales and
the Shakespeare and Jane Austen novels. ensuring the completion bond is in place.
British companies would produce these Then, the full cast and crew are hired and
detailed preparation for the shoot begins.
films as its easier for them to get British
actors and they have easy access to the
Post-production includes editing, creating sound
splendid landscapes of England. effects and music, digital effects and titles
Also, they can relate and get the audience resulting in a final cut ready to sale.
to identify with the actors and situations if The producer sells the film, the trailer and the
it is distributed in the UK. DVD to the distributor to take to a film buyer,
If it distributed in the US, they can make show at screenings and make deals with
England appear great and interesting cinemas.
attracting tourists. The film is then marketed to the media with test
screenings, posters, trailers, TV spots, radio,
newspapers and the internet generating heat for
the film for when it comes out in cinema.
The film is exhibited in premieres to get media
coverage attracting people to want to see the
film in cinemas. Looking at box office
performance to see how successful the film was.
The film is then sold in-flight and hotel pay-per-
view, on dvd and finally on television.
Working Title films
About a Boy
Ali G indahouse
The Boat That Rocked
Bridget Jones Diary’s
The Calcium Kids
40 Days and 40 Nights
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Mr. Beans Holiday
Pride & Prejudice
Shaun of the Dead and many more...