The Role Film Distribution Companies Play. Film distribution companies are responsible for releasing films to the public. They can either distribute films using the cinemas or by giving home release, so the film comes out on DVD.
Film Distributing Companies There are many different types of film distribution companies that I researched. Some specialise in lower budget films, for example. Film 4. Others specialise in distributing blockbusters that can cost millions, like Warner Brothers.
Specialities. Some distribution companies may specialise or distribute more films that fit into a certain genre. Whilst researching, I considered the budget we’d need and whether it’d be a cinema-release film or whether it’d go straight to DVD.
Our Film Because of the nature of our film, I thought a small, low budget distributor would be best, especially because the film wouldn’t require many expensive stunts, or be a massive blockbuster, in the cinemas. I researched some British film distributors, as this targets our film specifically at a British audience and they may relate to the film better.
Magnolia pictures is an American film distributor that specialises in both foreign and independent films They distributed great films such as Let The Right One In, The Oxford Murders and Hobo With A Shotgun. I think they would be suitable because the films they release aren’t massive blockbuster films, (like ours). However, they also aren’t suitable because they don’t specialise in low budget films.