Empire, Total Film, Sight & Sound, Uncut, Little
White Lies and SFX.
Published by Bauer Consumer Media
Issues cost £3.99 and are released monthly.
Published monthly – sold in newsagents
Targeted at males and females aged between 20
and 50+, with an interested in films.
Mostly features Hollywood films and mass market
Masthead – Upper case, sans – serif, red on a
grey background (stands out). Art Deco style font.
Layout – Showcase stars on the front cover.
Published by Future publishing (Total film & SFX)
Issues cost £3.99 – sold in newsagents
Targeted at 15 – 45 year olds Often for males, but not
Mass market Hollywood - main stream movies
Total film is definitive – exclusively about film
Red, white and black colours – Sans Serif block letters,
powerful looking, dominant.
Suggests latest information, lots of images featuring
Costs £3.95 per monthly issue
Governed by a Royal charter (granted by the
Not a commercial enterprise – Funded by the
government and other streams.
Academic magazine (niche magazine)
Targeted at students and people interested in the
academic study of film aged between 16 and 60.
Contains in-depth detailed interviews
The magazine is about the sensory aspect of film.
Published by IPC Media
Costs £4.80 per issue
Targeted predominantly at 25 – 45 year old men.
Focuses on music and movies
The average age of Uncut readers is 37.
Uncut is a hybrid magazine, as it contains a mix of
music and film articles/reviews.
Uncut is a mass market film and music magazine
and it is a magazine sold in newsagents.
Costs £6.00 per issue
Church of London publish this magazine (possibly a small
Published bi-monthly (every 2 months)
British Independent Movie Magazine – Features writing,
illustration and photography.
Artistic film magazine, features one main movie which is on the
Niche audience – people with an interest in graphic design,
artistic interest in film.
Targeted at both men and women aged 18 - 30 interested in an
alternative style of magazine.
Independent with choice of film
Views and opinions
Non conventional, very stylised, quite appealing to audiences.
Published by Future (horizontal integration – cornering the
market by having a specialist and mass marketed
Specialist interest/target audience
Costs £4.50 per Issue – Sold in newsagents.
Target audience – non age, non gender specific – For
people interested in that type of movie.
Special effects associated with sci-fi style films.
Non conventional style font, gradient of colour – up to date,
£20 per 6 month digitally
Blue hue/neon greens/whites – Dramatic front cover
image, follow typical conventions.
I found out that music magazines mostly carry a higher
price than conventional magazines; most are published
monthly except Little White Lies. It is possible to view Little
White Lies issues on the internet for free instead of buying
the issue for £6.00. I didn’t think that there were only six
film magazines, however I feel this number is about right
because conventional magazines are a dying breed, and
are in decline as a result of people viewing magazines on
line and purchasing magazines as apps. Blogs are also
providing competition as people are able to produce their
own reviews and articles to a high standard which people
can view for free on the internet. Also as a result of the
current economic climate less people are purchasing
magazines (especially film and specialist interest
magazines which are more expensive).