BACKGROUND/HISTORY OF BBC FILMSBBC Films co-produces around eight films a year, working in partnership with major international and UK distributorsIt has produced or co-produced some of the most successful British films of recent years, includingAn Education Budget $7.5 millionBox office $24,406,761Street Dance 3D which was the first English film in 3D released in the UKBudget £3.5 millionBox office £11 millionA Cock and Bull Story: Box office $3,931,982Nativity: Box office £5,187,402Match Point. Budget $15 millionBox office $85,306,374
2. HOW IS THE COMPANY STRUCTURED?BBC films is part of a larger parent company. It is owned by BBC, which is a public service broadcaster. BBC is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff .Its main responsibility is to provide public service broadcasting in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man .
GENRE OF FILMSBBC Films· Horror- The awakening http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5inmkkAOy0It is about world war 1, which effected many English people.· Comedy drama- West is west http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a3OAOzLQLQSet in England.· Shakespeare – Jane Eyre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1vSb318d74This attracts a British audience because it is a famous British Shakespeare story.· Biographical- My week with Marilyn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_tbnTM7zVEIn the movie the movie is being made in London.· Romance- Perfect sense http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOqVRW9s4hg· Action- Edge of darkness http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5wPwGmvUz8· Dance- Street dance 3D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pubZTQm9d6Q&feature=fvst
THE AWAKENING – A BBC FILMhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/the_awakeningA ghost-debunker comes to a boys school to disprove the existence of ghosts, only to find her own beliefs challenged.Haunted by the death of the fiancé, Florence spends her time debunking supernatural claims, using methodical and rational explanations to disprove the notion that the dead can still haunt us. She feels compelled to accept a request to go to Rookwood, a boarding school in the countryside where a boy has recently been found dead and rumors about a ghostly boy haunting the school are causing panic amongst pupils and parents alike.Production• Its Budget was £3,000,000• The film was shot in the UK located in London Berkshire, Lyme Park near Stockport and Manderston house from July 2010. Was based in the period after WW1.Distribution• The film opened at Toronto international film festival in September 2011 and was officially released in the UK and Ireland on November 1st 2011 and in Italy on 1st December 2011.• The film made £54,478 on the opening weekend of the 11th November.Exhibition• Based on 24 views critics off the Rotten tomatoes website gave the film 71% and a average score of 5.8/10.• Robin Colin from ‘The daily Telegraph’ stated Rarely does a horror film make the back of your neck tingle with the calibre of its performances as well as its jumps and jolts – but The Awakening, a beautifully mounted ghost story in the style of The Turn of the Screw, provides chills of both kinds."• Was nominated for 2 awards British Independent film award and Best British newcomer.