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What kind of media institution might distribute your media     product and why?
Revolver Entertainment is one of the UK’s (And Eire’saccording to the website) leading production anddistribution companie...
Lionsgate is one of the world’s (so it’s international,obviously.) leading entertainment companies thatprovides services i...
Entertainment films is (according to the website) one of theUK’s leading independent distributors (like the last two...Ise...
Pro’s and cons of each    film distribution       company
Pro’s                                        Con’s.• They have an office in London which is near          •There isn’t man...
Pro’s                                 Con’s    •       They have their own               • There haven’t been many        ...
Pro’s                                          Con’s•       They too are based in London which is             •They’re rea...
So who did I choose?
Why?I chose Revolver Films because not only do they have alot of   experience in films with the same background as our fil...
Funding for our film.      We have two options for funding of our film:The UK film council was shut downin May 2011 becaus...
Summary -• The institution (if it were my decision) that I would  have gone with would have been Revolver Films  because t...
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
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What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?

  1. 1. What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
  2. 2. Revolver Entertainment is one of the UK’s (And Eire’saccording to the website) leading production anddistribution companies. It has distributed known filmssuch as Anuvahood, Chatroom and Kidulthood.They’ve won awards such as Foreign Language Film ofthe year award (though this doesn’t apply to our film)and UK premiere of the year at the 2010 ScreenInternational Marketing and Distribution awards.They’ve also won various awards at the BVA awardsfor 6 years. Revolver Entertainment operates in Londonand LA.
  3. 3. Lionsgate is one of the world’s (so it’s international,obviously.) leading entertainment companies thatprovides services in motion picture production,distribution, television programming and syndication(buying programs outside of the network system).Lions gate has distributed films such as the legendof bloody Mary, Descendents and Saw II. Lionsgatehave received 26 Emmy nominations this year aloneand have won 7 Emmy awards in the last 10 years.
  4. 4. Entertainment films is (according to the website) one of theUK’s leading independent distributors (like the last two...Isee a pattern forming). One of it’s most famous distributedfilms was the Lord of the rings trilogy which received 17academy awards and has been known for other films suchas Seven and the notebook (any girl’s who read this willstart sobbing just at the name of that film). EntertainmentFilms operates in both England and Ireland/Republic ofIreland.
  5. 5. Pro’s and cons of each film distribution company
  6. 6. Pro’s Con’s.• They have an office in London which is near •There isn’t many cons at all to where everyone in our group/company actually. This could be the lives. It is also somewhere we’d like to distribute because of it’s closeness to distribution company for us. home. It has an office in LA as well which Though I would say that if we go would be good if we chose to go into the US for a company that often distributes market. Psychological thrillers we might not• They specialise in independent films of the be reaching a wider audience. obscure nature such as psychological thrillers. We’d want someone who does a • Most of the films they distribute have variety so those who don’t often promotional stunts involved in the enjoy psychological thrillers can marketing. This is not only highly beneficial see it. They might like it as it isn’t as we don’t have the money/budget to put clear as to whether it is a towards something like that ourselves but it also would be a way of reaching a more psychological thriller or not till the wide audience as promotional stunts could end (if we made an end). be done in more than one area.
  7. 7. Pro’s Con’s • They have their own • There haven’t been many investors and funding so psychological thriller releases from their we wouldn’t have to use company. •Their promotion usually doesn’t go the UK film council or the beyond posters and trailers. lottery to get funding for •They’re a mainstream company that is our film. internationally known so they may not• This company distributes be interested in a British independent film like ours. films of all genres and therefore we’d have a much wider audience
  8. 8. Pro’s Con’s• They too are based in London which is •They’re really famous within the near to home and in the centre of where distribution world and have had major we want to distribute. success internationally with films like • They’ve been around for a very long the Lord of the Rings trilogy so they time so they’ve had a lot of time to gain probably wouldn’t consider a small a good reputation. British film like ours. • They have had a past distributing psychological thrillers. • They released the Lord of the rings trilogy (irrelevant but it’s a great trilogy and had a huge international fandom)
  9. 9. So who did I choose?
  10. 10. Why?I chose Revolver Films because not only do they have alot of experience in films with the same background as our film (British independent) but they also specialise in obscure/bizarre (?) films such as ours. I liked the idea of doing promotional stunts as a way of marketing our film because a film like Esther has a lot of potential to do something really creative or something really gripping for a promotional stunt. Example – A satanic ritual (not real of course) done in the middle of a Market such as Camden (where we assume alot of our audience would come from) or t-shirts with slogans such as: “I have an imaginary friend. Do you?” or “If you’re reading this then you’re on Esther’s list.” As an added bonus this company has worked with Funding companies before so it would be easy to strike up a deal for funding of our film. That and the company is based in London which is one of the main place’s we’d like our film to be distributed to.
  11. 11. Funding for our film. We have two options for funding of our film:The UK film council was shut downin May 2011 because theGovernment saw it as anunnecessary institution howeverhad it still been in business this This is the institute we would now use towould have most likely been our fund our film. Most of the functions oncechoice for funding of our film. They done by the UK film council have beenhave worked with Revolver (the handed over to the BFI. They’re almostcompany I chose) plenty of times perfect for our film as they tend to fundin the past including giving them you every step of the way.funding for other Psychological Production, Marketisation and DistributionThrillers such as Chatroom. which is exactly what we need.
  12. 12. Summary -• The institution (if it were my decision) that I would have gone with would have been Revolver Films because this company seems to be the one out of the three most likely to take our film on. It’d have a better chance of succeeding because of Revolver’s past success in Psychological Thrillers.• We would probably go to the BFI (British Film Institution) for funding as they have the best offer giving our circumstances of having no budget to put towards our film.

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