What other countries havesignificant film industries?
France• France was the birthplace of cinema in the late 18th century. At that time it was one of the most important in the world.• By the end of the 1960s, after French film companies had made their impact on Europe, they began to expand to Hollywood.
French film companies:• Gaumont (founded 1895, revenue € 101.9 million)• Pathé• StudioCanal• Wild Bunch (originally a division of StudioCanal)
South America• Most South America films gain their money by product placement, as the films don’t make as much money as Hollywood films in the cinema.• The main centers of production have been Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Cuba. The modern Brazilian film industry has become more profitable inside the country, and some of it’s productions have received prizes and recognition in Europe and the US.• Movies like Central Do Brazil (1999) has fans around the world and the directors of it have taken part in American and European film projects.
Germany• The German film industry only make 60-70 films every year. About 70 to 80% of the films that Germans watch on video/DVD come from Hollywood.• A popular German film often has a much lower box office than the average Hollywood production.
• Max Hattler’s films have been screened world-wide in places including Edinburgh, Melbourne and Sanfransico. His work has been acknowledged across the world, however his films have never made the same box office as one of the main 6 industries• www.maxhattler.com• German film-makers have grown more popular over the last decade, however they are likely to decrease massively due to the continuing growth of the American film industry.
Bollywood (India)• In the late 20th century, the Indian film industry became a global success along with Hollywood and Chinese films. At the end of 2010 it was reported that in terms of annual film output, India ranks first, followed by Hollywood and China.• Advanced technology and altering the manner of films so that they appeal to a wider range have ensured Indian film success. Indian cinema films are screened in 90 different countries.• India is the world’s largest producer of films
Bollywood• Bollywood is often incorrectly reffered to as the whole of Indian cinema, when it is only one part.• Bollywood is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest centers of film production in the world• It is often reffered to as Hindi cinema• It is also increasingly popular for them to have Indian English in dialogue and songs as well.• Bollywood is so influential, it is even used in Hollywood musical films such as Moulin Rouge, Chicago, The Producers, Rent, Dreamgirls, Hairspray, Sweeney Todd, Across the Universe, The Phantom of the Opera, Enchanted and Mamma Mia!, in their dance routines.
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