WORKING TITLES…
Working Title Films is a British film production company, based in London
owned by Universal Studios. The ...
LES MISÉRABLES…
Les Misérables is a 2012 British epic romantic musical historical drama film
produced by Working Title Fil...
LOVE ACTUALLY…
Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written
and directed by Richard Curti...
FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL…
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film
directed by Mike Newell. I...
WARP PICTURES…
Warp Films is an independent film production company based in Sheffield
& London, UK, with a further affili...
THIS IS ENGLAND…
This Is England is a 2006 British drama film written and directed by Shane
Meadows.
The story centres on ...
FOUR LIONS…
Four Lions (2010) is a British dark comedy film. It is the feature film debut of
director Chris Morris, writte...
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  1. 1. WORKING TITLES… Working Title Films is a British film production company, based in London owned by Universal Studios. The company was founded by Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983. It produces feature films and several television productions. Eric Fellner and Bevan are now the co-chairs of the company. Working Title Films was co-founded by producers Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983. In 1992, PolyGram became the company's corporate backer. Radclyffe left Working Title, and Eric Fellner, a fellow independent film producer, joined the company. Although contractually allowed to produce any film with a budget of up to $35 million, on a practical basis, Bevan and Fellner consult with studio executives at Working Title's parent company NBCUniversal. Working Title is located in London, and is known for having a limited number of employees. The company also has other offices located in Los Angeles and Ireland. In 1999, Bevan and Fellner launched a subsidiary company named Working Title 2 Productions, commonly known as WT2. The company is an independent film production arm run by Natascha Wharton, and has produced films that include Billy Elliot, Shaun of the Dead and The Calcium Kid.
  2. 2. LES MISÉRABLES… Les Misérables is a 2012 British epic romantic musical historical drama film produced by Working Title Films and distributed by Universal Pictures. The film tells the story of Jean Valjean, an ex-convict who, inspired by a kindly bishop, decides to turn his life around. He eventually becomes mayor of a town in France and owner of a factory in that town. He is always alert to the risk of being captured again by police inspector Javert, who is ruthless in hunting down law-breakers, believing they cannot change for the better. One of his factory workers, Fantine, blames him for her being cast into a life of prostitution. When she dies, he feels responsible and agrees to take care of her illegitimate daughter, Cosette — though he must first escape Javert. Later, when Cosette is grown, they are swept up in the political turmoil in France, which culminates in the June Rebellion of France. • • • Les Miserables was released in the UK on the 5th December. Its budget was $61,000,000 (estimated). Its gross ranges from $148,775,460 - $67,466,000.
  3. 3. LOVE ACTUALLY… Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate stories involving a wide variety of individuals, many of whom are shown to be interlinked as their tales progress. Set primarily in London, the story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later. • Love actually was released 21st November 2003 in the UK. • Its budget was $45 000 000 (estimated). • Its gross value was $59,696,144.
  4. 4. FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL… Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. The film follows the adventures of a group of friends through the eyes of Charles (Hugh Grant), a debonair but faux pas-prone Briton, who is smitten with Carrie (Andie MacDowell), an American whom Charles repeatedly meets at weddings and at a funeral. • Four weddings and a funeral was released in the UK on 13th May 1994 . • Its budget was $4.4 000 000 (estimated). • Its gross value was $52,700,832 .
  5. 5. WARP PICTURES… Warp Films is an independent film production company based in Sheffield & London, UK, with a further affiliated company Warp Films Australia based in Melbourne, Australia. Warp Films was established by Warp Records founding partners Rob Mitchell and Steve Beckett. It was initially created with financial support from NESTA and had a remit to produce a number of short films. After the death of Rob Mitchell in 2001, Beckett decided to continue with Warp Films and enlisted the expertise of Sheffield friend Mark Herbert.
  6. 6. THIS IS ENGLAND… This Is England is a 2006 British drama film written and directed by Shane Meadows. The story centres on young skinheads in England in 1983. The film illustrates how their subculture, which has its roots in 1960s West Indian culture, especially ska, soul, and reggae music, became adopted by white nationalists, which led to divisions within the skinhead scene. The film's title is a direct reference to a scene where the character Combo explains his nationalist views using the phrase "this is England" during his speech. • This is England was released on 27th April 2007 in the UK. • Its budget was £1,472,500 (estimated).
  7. 7. FOUR LIONS… Four Lions (2010) is a British dark comedy film. It is the feature film debut of director Chris Morris, written by Morris, Sam Bain, and Jesse Armstrong. The film is a jihad satire following a group of homegrown terrorist jihadis from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. A group of radicalised young British Muslim men aspire to be suicide bombers. They are Omar , who is deeply critical of Western society and imperialism; his dim-witted friend, Waj; Barry , a bad-tempered and extremely rash white convert to Islam; and the naive Faisal , who tries to train crows to be used as bombers. While Omar and Waj go to a terrorist training camp in Pakistan, Barry recruits a reluctant fifth member, Hassan. The visit to the training camp ends in disaster, with Omar misfiring a rocket backwards that kills fellow jihadists; however, he uses the experience to assert authority on his return to Britain. • Four Lion was released in the UK 7th May 2010.

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