Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media. Their first
issue was in July 1989. They are aimed at a mainstream audience and they are the biggest
selling film magazine in the UK. They are also published in the USA, Australia, Turkey, Russia
and Portugal. They wouldn’t tend to go for horror genre films as their front cover as this
doesn’t appeal to their mainstream audience however they would put films like Wolverine
as the front cover because this will appeal to a mass audience.
Total Film is a UK-based film magazine which is published 13 times a year by Future
Publishing. It was first launched in 1997 offering various information that a magazine
would offer such as cinema, DVD and Blu-ray news, reviews and features. Totalfilm also
have a very strong online presence with their website and forum, as well as pages on
Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. There is also a Total Film iPhone app. They have a
mainstream audience as well.
Film Maker (magazine of independent
Filmmaker is a quarterly publication magazine covering issues relating to independent film.
This magazine was founded in 1992 by Karol Martesko-Fenster, Scott Macaulay and Holly
Willis. With more than 60,0000 people reading this magazine, it includes a range of things
for them such as interviews, case studies, financing , distribution information and many
more. The magazine is strictly only sold in the US however before 2009, it used to be on sale
in the UK as well.
STUDIO is the UK’s first film magazine for women. Their target audience is strictly aimed at
the female market however many people will still read this magazine anyway. This magazine
focuses on successful women in the film industry and all the films they will be in and also
things about these women as well. This magazine is packed with witty editorial and
Hollywood news, plus all the latest movie reviews. Being aimed at women and
entertainment enthusiasts is a good thing for STUDIO magazine because this means that
they will receive a lot of purchases on their magazine.
SFX film magazine
SFX is a British magazine covering the topics of science fiction and fantasy. Their first
issue was in 1995. Due to its specification in genre, of science fiction, fantasy and
horror, this magazine is aimed at a specific demographic of people. SFX magazine is
published every four weeks by Future plc.