WHAT IS A FILM DISTRIBUTOR? A film distributor is a company or individual responsible for releasing films to the public either theatrically or for home viewing.You can get major or independent companies which are very different and tend to distribute different film types.
WHAT IS A MAJOR DISTRIBUTION COMPANY?A major film studio is a movie production and distribution company that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box-office revenues in a given market.
EXAMPLES.-Universal-Columbia-20th Century Fox-Warner Bros.-Paramount
FILMS DISTRIBUTED BY MAJOR COMPANIES. 20th Century FoxUniversal A-Team, The Jaws, Jurassic Chronicles of Narnia, Park, American Avatar, Night at the Pie, Bourne Identity and Museum, Fast and Furious Transporter and Warner Brothers Cheaper by the Inception, Sex and the Dozen. City, The Hangover, Harry Potter, Invictus and The Dark Knight Paramount Puss in Boots, Columbia Kung fu Panda, Men in Black, The Girl Captain America, with the Dragon Tattoo, Shutter Island The Karate Kid and 2012. and Iron Man
WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTIONCOMPANY?• An Independent film is a professional film production resulting in a feature film that is produced mostly or completely outside of the major film studio system.• Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers personal artistic vision is realised.
• Usually, independent films are made with considerably lower film budgets than major studio films.• Independent films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals before distribution.• An independent film production can rival a mainstream film production if it has the necessary funding and distribution.
EXAMPLES.THE FOLLOWING STUDIOS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST PREVALENT OF THE MODERN INDEPENDENTSTUDIOS-Film4-Entertainment One-IFC Films-Fox Searchlight Pictures
FILMS DISTRIBUTED BY INDEPENDENT COMPANIES. IFC FilmsFilm4 Human Shaun of the Dead, Centipede, Strang 127 Hours, ers, Chalet Girl Inbetweeners Movie and My Big Fat This is England Greek Wedding Fox Searchlight Entertainment One Juno, Black The Bridge, Swan, (500) Days Our Brand is Crisis and of Summer, Whip The Official Story. It, History Boys and Napoleon Dynamite.
OUR DECISION... When asked what institution might distribute our media product, we had a long discussion about it and after our research we decided that we would want an independent distribution company to issue our final media film.
Click on speaker icons for explanationsWHY?• more creative control• more of an overall profit• low budget• target a niche audience• more rewarding process