Film companies (unfinished)

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Film companies (unfinished)

  1. 1. Film institutions
  2. 2. Media Conglomerates • A conglomerate is a group of businesses who have a lot of money to put into film productions. • They also market their films through their subsidiary companies. • This practice is known as Synergy. • Media ownership is massive multinational media companies that own.. • • • • • • • Film studios TV stations Record labels Magazines Newspapers Books Internet platforms.
  3. 3. • Independents are producers who work outside of the major studies. • Often British productions are made by smaller companies like warp films, working with film 4 or BBC to secure funding and distribution. • Orin Peli made ‘Paranormal Activity’ for $15,000 but needed paramount to distribute his film. With this he made over $190 million.
  4. 4. Media ownership • Five major distributors dominate the media ownership of the film industry in the UK. • United international Pictures • Warner Bros • Buena Vista • 20th Century Fox • Sony
  5. 5. Different types of institutions in the British film industry: • Independent companies • Television companies • Government bodies • Co-productions with Hollywood studios
  6. 6. Media Convergence – Two or more types of media coming together. Synergy – Different elements of a company working together to promote related products. Concentration of media ownership – the process by which an increasingly smaller number of companies own most media outlets. Conglomerate – A large parent company which owns a range of smaller companies. Subsidiary – smaller companies owned by a parent company. Oligopoly – When the market is dominated by a small number of companies.
  7. 7. Media Convergence - film
  8. 8. The production cycle 1. Film Production 2. Film Distribution 3. Film exhibition 4. Film Marketing

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