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 we 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 marketing.
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. We chose New Line Cinemas because
they are a major distributor in the film business and we think they distribute
our film better than the rest. Also New Line Cinemas will promote and
advertise our film through various social media networks such as Twitter,
Facebook and Tumblr also through trailers, websites, TV and YouTube. We also
expect our film to go worldwide and to make millions.
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 mainstream audience as it is a mainstream 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.