So what is film distribution again??• It is the company that distributes the film.• They take it from the production company (who make it / produce it / film it)• And deliver the film to the exhibitors (the cinemas and DVD / Blue Ray markets).• So it is the link between the film and the public.
What are the aims of the distribution company?• To bring the film to as wide a target audience as possible.• They do this by:
So its not just money from cinema box offices that makes money?
The distribution budget....• This can be up to half the size of the whole production budget.• This can mean £60M on top of the production budget of ‘Skyfall’ which was between £100M and £130M.• Total cost £175M
Homework research task• How many cinemas was Skyfall shown in on its opening weekend?• What was the advertising budget?• Where was the trailer shown and why?• Where was the poster shown and why?• Make you work as visually interesting as possible.