A film distribution companies job is to makethe finished product available to publicviewing, they do this through P&A (printingand advertising).P&A is done through traditional marketingand Viral Marketing.
Traditional marketing consists of media products like posters, newspapers and billboards. Viral marketing means advertising through the internet using email and social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Warner Bros. Pictures International is a global leader in the marketing and distribution of feature films, operating offices in more than 30 countries and releasing films in over 120 international territories, either directly to theatres or in conjunction with partner companies and co-ventures. http://www.warnerbros.com/studio/about/company- overview.html Warner Bros. is such a big company conglomerate that it produces and distributes its own films all within the company. They also distribute other films outside of their company but they go for big Hollywood films similar to that of their own. They have an arm in Britain but still only distribute big budget films
Warner Bros. is not suitable fordistributing my film as it dealsmainly with big budgetHollywood films such as TheHangover which was a $35 millionbudget film and made $45 millionon the opening weekend andgrossed $467 million worldwide. Italso had deals with some Britishfilms but they are also big budgetand therefore cant be applied tomy film.
The Walt Disney Studios distributes motion pictures under Walt Disney Pictures - which includes Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios and DisneyToon Studios - Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International serves as the studios international distribution arm. http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/overview.html Disney is one of the big six in America as it is a conglomerate that produces and distributes its own films. They are well known for their U-rated animated films but also have companies like touchstone and Hollywood pictures that deal with older rated films. They are all big budget films.
Disney is not suitable fordistributing my film as it distributesbig budget Hollywood films likePirates of the Caribbean: AtWorlds End which was a $300million budget film and made$140 million on the openingweekend and grossed $960million worldwide. Therefore thiscompany is unsuitable as my filmis an independent British film.
Fox Searchlight Pictures, established in 1994, is a film division of Fox Filmed Entertainment alongside the larger Fox studio 20th Century Fox. It specialises in independent and British films, alongside dramedy and horror as well as non- English-language films, and is variously involved with the production and/or distribution of these films. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Searchlight_Pictures Fox Searchlight distributes a wide range of films but mainly independent and British films as they are a smaller company that comes from 20th Century Fox which deals with the big budget Hollywood films.
Fox Searchlight Pictures issuitable to distribute my film asthey distribute independentfilms like Slumdog Millionairewhich was a $15 million budgetfilm that made $360 thousandon the opening weekend andgrossed $141 million in the USA.This company distribute a lot ofindependent British films sotherefor they are a suitablechoice.
Entertainment is the UK’s leading independent distributor. Entertainment has had success with big box office hits such as Gangs of New York, Hairspray, Sex and the City ,Saw, 17 Again and The Final Destination franchise and British films such as Stormbreaker, Run Fat Boy Run and St Trinian’s 1 & 2. http://www.entertainmentfilms.co.uk/about-us Entertainment Film Distributors operates in the UK and in the Republic of Ireland and distributes in theatrical, DVD rental and retail fields as well as licensing a substantial catalogue in both Pay-TV and Free-TV sectors. They distribute big budget and independent British films.
Entertainment Film Distributors issuitable for distributing my filmas it distributes independentfilms such as Saw which was a$1 million budget film thatmade £1 million on theopening weekend and grossed$102 million worldwide. It alsodistributes British independentfilms.
I think that Fox Searchlight Pictures wouldbe the most appropriate choice ofcompanies to distribute my film as theydeal with independent British films as wellas specialising in the horror genre, which isexactly what my film is. It is also acompany that is part of the big company20th Century Fox and so have a goodreputation for distributing successful films.