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Section a revision SECTION A

  1. 1. Section A Revision LO: To revise what we have learnt so far To research into UK distribution and marketing
  2. 2. INDEPENDENCE & Distinctiveness <ul><li>What do we know about how the British Film Industry remains Independent and distinct? </li></ul>
  3. 3. INDEPENDENCE & Distinctiveness <ul><li>What do we know about how the British Film Industry remains Independent and distinct? </li></ul>UK Film Council Cultural test points e.g. cast and crew, british culture British Council 6 Criteria Keeping funding within Britain Funding talent e.g. EU Media 2007/Film London
  4. 4. PROFITABILITY <ul><li>What do we know about how the British Film Industry is making and retaining profit? </li></ul>
  5. 5. PROFITABILITY <ul><li>What do we know about how the British Film Industry is making and retaining profit? </li></ul>Making low budget films Ensures more profit Gaining funding from UK based companies & organisations Hiring British actors, cast, crew, locations, companies
  6. 6. FUNDING <ul><li>What do we know about how the British Film Industry are funded? </li></ul>
  7. 7. FUNDING <ul><li>What do we know about how the British Film Industry are funded? </li></ul>UK Film Council FILM LONDON MEDIA 2007 BBC films Film 4
  8. 8. PRODUCTION <ul><li>What do we know about British Film Production Companies? </li></ul>
  9. 9. PRODUCTION <ul><li>What do we know about British Film Production Companies? </li></ul>5 majors – Film 4, Pathe, Momentum, Working Title, BBC Film network Often link with major Hollywood companies to distribute films Link up with UK governing bodies to assist with funding – Synergy – Join forces
  10. 10. GENRE <ul><li>What do we know about how British Producers use genre to attract mainstream and global audiences? </li></ul>
  11. 11. GENRE <ul><li>What do we know about how British Producers use genre to attract mainstream and global audiences? </li></ul>Popular tried and tested genres that meet audience expectations and guarantee box office ratings Help focus target audience
  12. 12. STARS <ul><li>What do we know about British Producers using stars to attract a wide audience? </li></ul>
  13. 13. STARS <ul><li>What do we know about British Producers using stars to attract a wide audience? </li></ul>Bankable stars guarantee profit Typecast roles often guarantee success Free press and publicity Devoted fans Can depict genre and narrative
  14. 14. CASE STUDY – Kick Ass <ul><li>What do we know about Kick Ass and other British films which is relevant to Section A? </li></ul>
  15. 15. CASE STUDY – Kick Ass <ul><li>What do we know about Kick Ass and other British films which is relevant to Section A? </li></ul>Kick Ass is British because….writers, director, lead, production company, producer… Small budget, small gross Considered a flop by critics – Confused genre and audience, poor use of star image Used mainstream genre/comic book fans/ New and extreme content Independent UK film with the appearance of a US Blockbuster
  16. 16. Distribution & Marketing <ul><li>What do we know about how British Film Production Companies distribute and market their films? </li></ul>
  17. 17. TIMED CONDITIONS 45 mins How important are film awards in attracting audiences to UK films? You have 10 minutes to plan your answer

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