FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do?
FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do?

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FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do?

577 films released

171.6m admissions

£1bn+ box-office
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FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do?

What do distributors do?
They work in the highly
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What does a distributor do

  1. 1. FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do?
  2. 2. FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do? A  day  in  the  life  of  a   film  distributor Strategy Each individual film's release is planned based on who is it for? when? and how/where to promote it? Acquisition Slates or single films are bought from a studio or independently. Creativity The release is carried out through advertising and publicity. Any online content is made, premieres organised, (digital) prints are made and supplied.
  3. 3. FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do? 577 films released 171.6m admissions £1bn+ box-office UK  theatrical  market  2011 The  Numbers Theatrical distributors invested £330m+ to launch and sustain their releases. For every £1 spent on cinema tickets, an additional £2+ is spent on related items.
  4. 4. FM2: Producers & Audiences - what does a distributor have to do? What do distributors do? They work in the highly competitive business of launching and sustaining films in the market place. Film's don't become talking points by accident. So what do they need to think about with a new film?

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