UK FILM INDUSTRYA Brief Presentation on Numerous Factors onthe Film Industry in the UK
Localisation• The trouble with localisation is that each country has different sayings, accents, etc.• Cars 2 ‘Mater’ is a Redneck but in other countries apart from the USA wouldn’t make sense• Common methods to localise films include subbing and dubbing.
Advertising• TV and Press are the best methods of advertising.• This graph shows the correlation between the amount spent on advertising and the gross box office. Not TV advertised TV advertised 100 Not TV advertised TV advertised Not TV advertised TV advertised 100 100 10 10 10 Gross box office (£m) 1 Gross box office (£m) Gross box office (£m) 1 1 .1 .1 .1 .01 .01 .01 .001 .01 .1 1 5 Total advertising (£m) .001 .01 .1 1 5 .001 .01 Total advertising .1 (£m) 1 5 Total advertising (£m)
Popular Genres• From BFI (British Film Industry) 2007 had Comedy as the most popular genre with Drama being the second most popular.• The Telegraph also commented in 2009 that a public poll showed that Comedy was the UK’s favourite genre.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/6664716/Comedy-films-Britains-most-popular-genre.html#
Popular Films• In 2011, Time Out surveyed 150 Film Industry experts to list the top 100 British Films.1. ‘Don’t Look Now’ by Nicholas Roeg2. ‘The Third Man’ by Carol Reed3. ‘Distant Voices, Still Lives’ by Terence Davies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Out_100_best_British_films
Film Ratings• BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) deal with the ratings of UK released films.• In order to be understood by everyone, young and old, they are easily interpreted as shown to the right.
Future of the Film Industry• In January 2012, a report was published on the future of the Film Industry. An extract is below: “A revolutionary new approach to film education in British schools, financial incentives to encourage collaborations between producers and distributors at theinitial stages of financing a project, and moves to encourage all major broadcasters to increase current levels of support for British film are some of the recommendations made by leading industry experts in a report published today.” http://www.culture.gov.uk/news/media_releases/8779.aspx• The report comprised of 56 recommendations and one recommendation included film education in schools to teach young children about (basically) how a film is made.
Companies within the Region• Amalgamated Studios – Borehamwood• Bray Studios – Windsor• British National Studios – Borehamwood• Denham Film Studios – Denham• Dragon International Film Studios – Llanilid• Ealing Studios – Ealing• Elstree Studios – Borehamwood• Gainsborough Studios – Hoxton• Gate Studios – Elstree• Lime Grove Studios – Shepherds Bush• Merton Park Studios – South Wimbledon• MGM-British Studios – Borehamwood• Nettlefold Studios – Walton-on-Thames,• Pinewood Studios – Iver Heath,• Riverside Studios – Hammersmith• Shepperton Studios – Shepperton• Southall Studios – Southall• Twickenham Film Studios – Twickenham• Warner Bros. Studios, Leavesden – Hertfordshire
Tax Breaks• For films with a total core expenditure of £20 million or less, the film production company can claim payable cash rebate of up to 25% of UK qualifying film production expenditure.• For films with a core expenditure of more than £20 million, the film production company can claim a payable cash rebate of up to 20% of UK qualifying film production expenditure.
Average Salaries• Below shows the average salaries for different roles of visual effects industry.
Film Industry Revenue• The BBC reported that in 2011 the Film Industry was worth £4.6billion in the UK alone.• Through long-term growth, experts believe it will continuously grow for the next 20 years. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19623067
Statistics of the Film Industry• The core UK film industry now contributes approximately £4.3 billion per year to the UK economy – up by 50% since 2000, when the UK Film Council was created;• In 2009 UK films took 7% of the global box office and 17% of the UK box office; Independent UK films took an 8.2% share of the UK box office, the highest figure of the last decade;• UK film grossed $2 billion at the worldwide box office last year;• UK box-office takings are at record-breaking levels, worth £944 million in the UK in 2009, up 62% from 2000;• The overall territory box office gross for the UK and the Republic of Ireland exceeded £1 billion for the first time in 2009;• UK Film Council investments in British films have been hugely successful – for every £1 we have invested, £5 has been generated at the box office;• Over 173.5 million people went to the cinema in the UK in 2009 – up 31 million from 2000, the highest since 2002 and the second highest since 1971;• The UK has more digital cinemas than any other European country – 365 and counting;• Overall UK audiences had a far greater choice of films in 2009 – 503 films were released, 31% more than a decade ago;• The UK film industry directly provides jobs for almost 44,000 people, with extended employment impact of 95,000 jobs;• The film industry earns over £1.3 billion in export income from film rights and film production services;• In 2009 alone, British films and talent scooped 36 awards.