Preview screeningWhat are the advantages and disadvantages to previewscreenings?
City centre vs out of townCineworld, Ashton Odeon, Manchester
Internet activityResearch the types of film showing on our local multiplexcompared to the Cornerhouse, an art house cinema inManchester.What are the differences?What are the differences in the location?
Opening weekends Why are opening weekends so important? Can you see any patterns emerging from the data?
Changing technologiesInternet - Burn their own off and can run copies. Do notnecessarily have to go to cinema to film.DVD piracy - someone buys a DVD copies it for friendsand colleagues.
ConsequencesBig blockbusters will be fine they can survive a dent inprofits.“Tom Cruise may get a slightly less fee - but I am sure hewill survive”Technicians will lose out - pay and jobs, then directorswill lose out, less funding available, audience will thenhave less choice.
Some people gage if there is a need for their product/filmby seeing how fast it comes on DVD.Movies - small to middle will fade.Only star movies made, British film industry will stopcreativity.No new talent training, no funding available. Retail storeswill suffer.