+ Working Title Films By Kerry, Ceren, Nicole and Rebecca
+ A Brief History of the Studio… Founded in 1983 Founders: Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe President: Liza Chasin Current co-owners: Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan Based in London but also have residence in L.A and Ireland
+ Industry Hierarchy Examples of films produced: Billy Elliot (2000) Love Actually (2003) Shaun of the Dead (2004) Atonement (2007) Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason (2008) Burn After Reading (2008) The Boat That Rocked (2009) Tinker Tailor Solider Spy (2011) Anna Karenina (2012) Les Miserables (2012)
+ Box Office Revenues Most successful film: Les MiserablesThe budget for Les Mis was $61 milliondue to the high profile cast (AnneHathaway, Russell Crowe and HughJackman) and Academy Award winningdirector (Tom Hooper). It has so fargrossed an income of $131 571 625Previously the budget for Working Titlefilms was a lot smaller however after thesuccess of British films such as BridgetJones: The Edge of Reason ($40 226 215),it was able to branch out to America notjust with Les Miserables but alsoprevious films such as Burn AfterReading ($60, 355 347) and Tinker TailorSoldier Spy ($24, 149, 393).
+ Relationships with filmmakers/producers Richard Curtis has collaborated with WT on Bridget Jones’ Diary, Notting Hill, Love Actually and The Boat That Rocked. Stephen Daldry collaborated with WT on Billy Elliot, a film which successes allowed WT to branch out to American films.