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.
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.
A film Lionsgate Genre Budgethas distributedFor Colored Girls Drama $21 millionPrecious Drama $10 millionMeet the Browns Comedy-Drama $20 million
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
Distributor Film BudgetUniversal Studios 4321 $4,600,000 (estimated)Universal Studios Alpha Dog $30,000,000 (estimated)
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.
A film Paramount Genre BudgetPictures hasdistributedMean Girls Comedy $17 millionFreedom Writers Drama $21 millionParanormal Horror $15,000Activity
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