Exam – Part 2 British Film
What does it mean to be British? <ul><li>What make a person a ‘Brit’? </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Rac...
What is British Film? <ul><li>In your groups create a mindmap to show what you believe makes a film ‘British’. </li></ul>
Which film is British?
All of them! <ul><li>All of these films are considered British within the definition of the  UK Film council as they are  ...
British Film <ul><li>Defining what ‘British’ means is problematic due to the constant influx of other cultures it is impos...
DCMS & UKFC <ul><li>According to The Department of Media Culture & Sport (DCMS) and The UK Film Council (UKFC) the officia...
BFI - British Film Institute <ul><li>BFI divides films into the following categories: </li></ul><ul><li>A – films made wit...
Why are we learning this? <ul><li>For this section of the exam you will need to develop a case study on a particular produ...
<ul><li>Production – making films </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution – promoting films and getting them into cinemas, on DVD, ...
 
Debate <ul><li>How do we categorise British Film? </li></ul><ul><li>There are several things to consider, is it made in UK...
<ul><li>How does America have an advantage over the British Film Industry?  </li></ul><ul><li>They have enormous amounts o...
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AS Media Section B Exam Intro

  1. 1. Exam – Part 2 British Film
  2. 2. What does it mean to be British? <ul><li>What make a person a ‘Brit’? </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>Race </li></ul><ul><li>Religion </li></ul><ul><li>Region </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is British Film? <ul><li>In your groups create a mindmap to show what you believe makes a film ‘British’. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Which film is British?
  5. 5. All of them! <ul><li>All of these films are considered British within the definition of the UK Film council as they are co-productions with other companies. </li></ul><ul><li>In an audiences eyes they would not be considered ‘British’ in terms of content, cast, locations, setting or crew. </li></ul>
  6. 6. British Film <ul><li>Defining what ‘British’ means is problematic due to the constant influx of other cultures it is impossible to state what is ‘typically’ British without resorting to crude stereotypes. </li></ul>
  7. 7. DCMS & UKFC <ul><li>According to The Department of Media Culture & Sport (DCMS) and The UK Film Council (UKFC) the official definition of a BF (British Film) is based on where the economics: </li></ul><ul><li>Where the funding came from </li></ul><ul><li>Who supplied production money </li></ul><ul><li>How many British cast & crew are employed </li></ul>
  8. 8. BFI - British Film Institute <ul><li>BFI divides films into the following categories: </li></ul><ul><li>A – films made with British money, personnel & resources </li></ul><ul><li>B – films co-funded with money from Britain </li></ul><ul><li>C – films with mostly foreign (but non-USA) investment & a small British input </li></ul><ul><li>D – films made in UK but with USA finance </li></ul><ul><li>E – American films with some British involvement </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why are we learning this? <ul><li>For this section of the exam you will need to develop a case study on a particular production company. </li></ul><ul><li>It must be contemporary and produce/distribute films to the UK. </li></ul><ul><li>You will focus on this institution in 3 ways: </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Production – making films </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution – promoting films and getting them into cinemas, on DVD, spin offs and media related products </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption – people paying at cinema, renting or buying DVDs, downloading and purchasing related products. </li></ul>
  11. 12. Debate <ul><li>How do we categorise British Film? </li></ul><ul><li>There are several things to consider, is it made in UK, funded with UK money, starring UK actors, part financed by UK and so forth. </li></ul><ul><li>How does British film have an advantage over European Film in appealing to an American audience? </li></ul><ul><li>Language, Americans speak English so this gives our film industry an advantage. </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>How does America have an advantage over the British Film Industry? </li></ul><ul><li>They have enormous amounts of capital. </li></ul><ul><li>Do the British audience consume more British or American films? </li></ul><ul><li>More American as the distribution of films into our shops is dominated by US companies who choose to fund their own products over others. </li></ul>

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