Working titles is an example of a successful British created by Eric
Fellner and Tim Bevan in 1984. Now owned by universal working
titles started off as an independent film production company later
being bought out by other companies leading up to being bought
out by universal in 2000.
Its success is worldwide due to its big stars and iconic Britishness
easily recognizable across Europe as well as state side. Its large
budget and its shear size allows for huge movies such as four
weddings and a funeral and love actually.
Its first hit came in the early 90s with films like drop dead Fred and
four weddings and a funeral these big hitters sparked the beginning of
an ever growing company with ample success.
Four weddings and a funeral starting with a budget of £2.8 million and
end raking in £161,300,377 at box office, its international success
highlighted predeceasing working titles films as well as the ones to
come. Its huge success also began the dedicated relationship between
Hugh Grant and working titles.
Hugh grant, almost the staple of
working titles films is key to
international as well as British success,
both his quintessential British nature
and instantly recognizable persona
works hand in hand with the loved up
premise of some of his most, and
working titles most, successful movies.
Staring in Notting hill, four weddings
and a funeral, Bridget jones diary and
Simon pegg, a comedian and writer is
integrated heavily with working titles
producing and staring in his own
productions the cornetto trilogy, Hot
Fuzz, Shaun of the dead and The
worlds end, as well guest staring in
other working titles productions.