Case study of working titlePresentation Transcript
Working titleJazz and Mr Mathew.
What is working title? Working Title Films is a British film production company, based in London. The company was founded by Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983. It produces feature films and several television productions, including films starring comic actor Rowan Atkinson. They produce all genres although mostly drama and action. Successes include – Contraband, Tinker tailor Solider spy and Big Miracle.
How is working Title structured? The structure of working title is a very independent design in comparison to other film industries. Working title has development departments in both the U.S and U.K, which also have their own development executives. Each site is also equipped with book areas, as it is very important to find out about books for research of films. Working title also have a business affairs department. Working title also has a production department that deals with the making of films and initial ideas. Working title also equip this department with music and marketising specialists. Finally, working title also have a finance department which deals with the in goings and outgoings of the company.
How has working title survived in an industry dominated by American congolomerates? Working Title Films was co-founded by producers Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983. In 1992, PolyGram became the companys corporate backer. Radclyffe left Working Title, and Eric Fellner, a fellow independent film producer, joined the company. The company produced a variety of films for PolyGrams London- based production company PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. An Anglo-Dutch film studio, PolyGram Films became a major Hollywood competitor. In 1999, PolyGram was sold to Seagram and merged with MCA Music Entertainment, to form Universal Music Group therefore working title became a part of the most prestigious film industry universal, which protected them from other smaller companies.
Research a film The Boat That Rocked Cost: £30 million Grossed amount: $36,358,784 The film was filmed in a factory studio and on the Dutch hospital ship ‘Timor Champion’. Twenty minutes were cut from the running time on the American version after complaints at its running time.