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Assignment 10


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Assignment 10

  1. 1. Film Distributing Companies
  2. 2. A film distributor is a company or individual responsible for releasing films to the public either theatrically or for home viewing. A distributor may do this directly or through theatrical exhibitors and other sub- distributors.
  3. 3.  Lionsgate is a North American entertainment company. The company was formed in Vancouver in 1997, and is headquartered in California. They are mostly known for distributing comedy and drama films. Lionsgate is quite new in comparison to other distributing companies.
  4. 4. A film Lionsgate Genre Budgethas distributedFor Colored Girls Drama $21 millionPrecious Drama $10 millionMeet the Browns Comedy-Drama $20 million
  5. 5.  Universal set up its own distributing company in France in the late 1960s. They distribute movies similar to ours such as 4321 and Alpha Dog They distribute some films centred around young characters like our opening sequence. They are experienced in releasing drama films It is based in America, however they have filmed in British locations and have had British actors feature in the film
  6. 6. Distributor Film BudgetUniversal Studios 4321 $4,600,000 (estimated)Universal Studios Alpha Dog $30,000,000 (estimated)
  7. 7.  Paramount Pictures was founded in 1912 and is now owned by Viacom, a media conglomerate. Its one of the oldest distribution companies. It is known for distributing a variety of films with genres such as Drama, Horror and Comedy.
  8. 8. A film Paramount Genre BudgetPictures hasdistributedMean Girls Comedy $17 millionFreedom Writers Drama $21 millionParanormal Horror $15,000Activity
  9. 9.  Revolver Entertainment were founded in 1997, so they are relatively new compared to other distribution companies. They are able to work with flexible budgets They have operations in both London and Los Angeles, so a variety of influence will be obtained Most films they distribute were filmed in London The films they distribute are mainly targeted at a young audience The central characters in the films they distribute are young and troubled The films they distribute are very similar to our opening sequence which features drugs
  10. 10. Distributor Film BudgetRevolver Anuvahood $1,000,000Entertainment (estimated)Revolver Kidulthood £600,000Entertainment (estimated)Revolver Sket $1,000,000Entertainment (estimated)Revolver Shank £385,000Entertainment (estimated)