Distribution<br />A sample of research into UK distribution companies<br /><ul><li>Hammer Film Production
Hammer Film Productions is a film production company based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 1934, the company is best known for a series of Gothic "Hammer Horror" films made from the mid-1950s until the 1970s. Hammer also produced science fiction, thrillers, Film Noir and comedies – and in later years, television series. Hammer films had low budgets, but nonetheless appeared lavish, making use of quality British actors and cleverly designed sets. During its most successful years, Hammer dominated the horror film market, enjoying worldwide distribution and considerable financial success.
This is a film distributor company working in the United Kingdom. The company releases many films, documentaries, foreign language films, but is perhaps best known for the release of the films Fateless, Viva Zapatero!, and EMR, the latter being the first simultaneous release in the UK on Theatrical, DVD and TV.
It was set up in 2000 by the Labour Government as a non-departmental public body to develop and promote the film industry in the UK. It is constituted as a private company limited by guarantee governed by a board of 15 directors and is funded through sources including the National Lottery.
It is a marketing-lead, all rights film distribution company based in the UK. Most notably the company has released; French noir thrillers, Werner Herzog's award-winning Grizzly Man, urban drama Kidulthood, also Sundance and Venice award winner ‘A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints’ starring Robert Downey Jr. and Channing Tatum. </li></ul> <br />The most appropriate distribution outlet for “Paperchain” would be either the UK Film Council or Revolver Entertainment. <br />This is because with the UKFC, it aims to help promote the film industry in the UK, and this is important. Also, it gets its money from sources such as the National Lottery, therefore some projects must be low-budget, and ‘Paperchain’ is a low budget title sequence. It would be appropriate because our film is set in London, so it would be promoting filming within the U.K. <br />Revolver Entertainment is another possibility. The company distributes films which represent and promote actors in the U.K, and usually develop to be very successful like ‘Kidulthood’, and films which have been entered into film festivals in other countries. Also, they distribute ‘noir thrillers’ which shows that they specialise in the thriller genre as well, and this is good because ‘Paperchain’ is also in that category. <br />Therefore our main distributer will be one of the above. <br />