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  1. 1. * By Nisha Velji 12CT3
  2. 2. The Slumdog Millionaire was first launched by film fourScreenwriter- Simon beaufoy wrote Slumdog Millionairebased on the novel Q & A by „Vikas Swarup‟* DANNY BOYLE – Director* CHRISTIAN COLSON - Producer* In summer of 2006, British production companies Celador Films and Film4 Productions invited director Danny Boyle to read the script of Slumdog Millionaire* Boyle wasn‟t happy at first since he was not interested in making a film about Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, however he agreed after finding out that the script writer was one of his favourite *
  3. 3. In September 2007 the film makers went to India-Mumbai with the crew to find castsSimon came up with the new title of “SlumdogMillionaire”Problems they came across:The producers had difficulties on how they had tojump from the police interrogation scene and go backto the normal millionaire program to recap on how„Jamal‟ the main character of the film had got theanswer correct. *
  4. 4. * In August 2007 Warner Independent Pictures acquired the North American rights and Pathé the international rights to distribute Slumdog Millionaire theatrically.* In may 2008 the warner independent pictures was shut down with all of its projects being transferred to Warner Bros.* Warner Bros thought the commercial prospects of Slumdog Millionaire and suggested that it would go straight to DVD without in showing in cinemas* In August 2008, the studio began searching for buyers for various productions, to relieve its overload of end-of-the-year films.* Halfway through the month, Warner Bros entered into a deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures to share distribution of the film, with Fox Searchlight buying 50% of Warner Bross interest in the movie and handling U.S. distribution. *
  5. 5. * The film was exhibited in cinemas such as Odeon and vue, it was also exhibited in art houses of fashion which entertained and attracted the audience.* The release of the film showing in cinemas made the film more well known and increased on audiences as it was showing everywhere which made the film more popular. *
  6. 6. the film „Slumdog millionaire made about£182 7457 in the UK *

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