Evaluation question 3
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
A film distributor is a company or individual responsible for the marketing of a film. The distributor
sets the release date of a film and the method by which a film is to be exhibited or made available
for viewing: for example, directly to the public either theatrically or for home viewing. A limited
distributor may deal only with particular products, such as DVDs or Blu-ray, or may act in a particular
country or market.
For our film will use a major distributor such as universal or new line cinemas because they make
high grossing movies.
There are various film distributors: Warner bros, 20th century, Paramount pictures, Walt Disney
pictures, Sony pictures, Universal and Columbia.
Thriller/suspense films usually have high budgets and sell well when it comes to distribution and
Titanic was made in 1997 and is still has the highest gross in 2014
Identity has a production budget of $28,000,000 and is being distributed by Columbia pictures and
worldwide grossed a total of $82,183,683.
[panic room has a production budget of $48,000,000 and is being distributed by Columbia pictures
and worldwide grossed a total of $196,308,367.
Insight like others will also be distributed by Columbia pictures. Many thriller films such as panic
room and identity etc are distributed by Columbia pictures but we will choose new line cinemas.
These films are distributed by new line cinemas
Twin peaks: fire walk with me
The Astronaut's Wife
The Butterfly Effect
Snakes on a Plane
All these successful thriller films have successful distributors, if we could also have the chance we
would choose new line cinemas to be our distributor. Thriller films attract a niche audience as it is a
niche genre compared to the rest of the genres such as comedy and adventure.
The graph clearly shows thriller/suspense is in the top ten so therefore we have chance of making a
gross profit. It also shows thriller/suspense is in the fifth rank and has made 893 movies and has
made a total of $18,105,867,529 and has sold 3,548,092,331.