What kind of mediainstitution mightdistribute your mediaproduct and why?
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?Production companies associated with our genre of film would be SKA films, who haveproduced films such as Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch etc. However distributioncompanies such as Universal pictures would distribute our film. All the films that weresearched within our genre were distributed by Polygram filmed entertainment and Universalpictures. Polygram was a London based production company and so would produce Londonbased films such as British Gangsters like Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. However,Polygram filmed entertainment was taken over in 1999 by Universal pictures. Polygram wasWorking Title’s corporate backers and Polygram films was then sold and merged into Universalpictures. So Universal pictures would distribute our final media product. Columbia TriStar alsodistributed both Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch. The Big 5 dominated the filmindustry and Columbia pictures was considered one of ‘The little 3’ however now Columbia isconsidered one of the leading companies in the world. In 1982 it launched TriStar Pictureswhich is who distributed the films that I researched. So Columbia TriStar would be anotheroption to distribute our film. Vertigo is also a British production and distribution company whohave distributed films such as Street Dance 3D and Monsterz which are quite big and wellknown films. However because they are a British based company they have also worked withlower budgets to produce British realist films such as London to Brighton. Vertigo wasresponsible for distributing Football Factory which belongs in the same genre as our mediaproduct so they would also be ideal.
Working Title was being corporately backed byPolygram, who also use to distribute gangster films,however they were then merged and taken over byUniversal pictures. So that is one option to distributeour media product. There is also TriStar who wasformed by Columbia pictures or Vertigo coulddistribute our film.
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