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  1. 1. Film 4 Productions – An Outline of a Film Production Company
  2. 2. Film4 Productions - Ownership ●Film4 Productions are, and have always been, owned by Channel 4 television in the UK ●They were formed with C4 in 1982 as 'Channel 4 Films' ●First production 'Walter' was screened on C4s opening night ●Rebranded as Film4 Productions in 1998 to tie in with the launch of the Film4 digital channel. ●Integrated with Channel 4 TV Drama department in 2002
  3. 3. Film 4 Productions – Operating Model Film 4 Productions use a range of different funding strategies. ●They are part of Channel 4 and some of their funding comes as a subsidiary from their parent company ●Their films are specifically funded projects with their own budgets – they hire creative and technical production staff on a project-by-project basis, only 'employing' administrators. ●Often their films are co-productions with other small companies (The Eagle with Focus Features) ●Often their films are financed by deals with bigger distributors (Never Let Me Go with Fox Searchlight) ●Often their films receive funding from official bodies (Attack the Block and the UK Film Council) ● They will also reinvest profits where they can
  4. 4. Film 4 Productions - Products Film 4 Productions have been making films since 1982, and have produced 79 films since 2002 under their current name. Highlights since then include:- ●This Is England (Shane Meadows, 2006) ●In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008) ●Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle, 2008) ●Submarine (Richard Ayoade, 2010 ●The Inbetweeners Movie (Ben Palmer, 2011)
  5. 5. Film 4 Productions – Market Position and Competitors Film4 Productions cinema releases are in competition for ticket sales and video purchases with everything else released in the cinema and later on DVD. ●Although they have grown smaller since 2002 they are still a leading player in the UK film production market, involved in the production of up to 12 films a year ●They have the benefit of their own television channel – Film 4 – as a guaranteed distribution outlet. ●Their UK Competitors – like Warp Films or Celador Films – are also sometimes their partners in production

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