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  1. 1. WHAT IS A FILM DISTRIBUTOR? A film distributor is a company or individual responsible for releasing films to the public either theatrically or for home viewing. You can get major or independent companies which are very different and tend to distribute different film types.
  2. 2. WHAT IS A MAJOR DISTRIBUTION COMPANY? A major film studio is a movie production and distribution company that releases a substantial number of films annually and consistently commands a significant share of box-office revenues in a given market.
  3. 3. EXAMPLES. -Universal -Columbia -20th Century Fox -Warner Bros. -Paramount
  4. 4. FILMS DISTRIBUTED BY MAJOR COMPANIES. 20th Century Fox Universal A-Team, The Jaws, Jurassic Chronicles of Park, American Narnia, Avatar, Ni Pie, Bourne ght at the Identity and Fast Museum, Transpo and Furious rter and Warner Brothers Cheaper by the Inception, Sex and the Dozen. City, The Hangover, Harry Potter, Invictus and The Dark Knight Paramount Puss in Boots, Columbia Kung fu Men in Black, The Girl Panda, Captain with the Dragon America, Shutter Tattoo, The Karate Kid Island and Iron and 2012. Man
  5. 5. WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION COMPANY? • An Independent film is a professional film production resulting in a feature film that is produced mostly or completely outside of the major film studio system. • Independent films are sometimes distinguishable by their content and style and the way in which the filmmakers' personal artistic vision is realised.
  6. 6. • Usually, independent films are made with considerably lower film budgets than major studio films. • Independent films are often screened at local, national, or international film festivals before distribution. • An independent film production can rival a mainstream film production if it has the necessary funding and distribution.
  7. 7. EXAMPLES. THE FOLLOWING STUDIOS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST PREVALENT OF THE MODERN INDEPENDENT STUDIOS -Film4 -Entertainment One -IFC Films -Fox Searchlight Pictures
  8. 8. FILMS DISTRIBUTED BY INDEPENDENT COMPANIES. IFC Films Film4 Human Shaun of the Dead, Centipede, Strang 127 Hours, ers, Chalet Girl Inbetweeners Movie and My Big Fat This is England Greek Wedding Fox Searchlight Entertainment One Juno, Black The Bridge, Swan, (500) Days Our Brand is Crisis and of Summer, Whip The Official Story. It, History Boys and Napoleon Dynamite.
  9. 9. RESEARCH Box Office We did research into the Independent Revenue film ‘Juno’ which was distributed by Fox 4 Searchlight and the Major film ‘Avatar’ distributed by 20th Century Fox on there 2 Box Office revenue. As you can see 0 Avatar made around $2 billion on the Juno Avatar box office alone compared to Juno who accumulated $2 million from box office. These results show that majorly distributed films tend to make more money as an end result as they are targeted to a much wider audience and are marketed on a much larger scale than independent films.
  10. 10. RESEARCH 8.2 We researched the two films using the 8 ‘Rotten Tomato’ review website and 7.8 found that Juno (the film independently 7.6 distributed) scored 8.1/10 from critics. 7.4 Whereas Avatar (distributed by a major 7.2 company, and with a much higher 7 budget profit) only scored 7.4/10. Juno Avatar This goes to show that as Independently distributed films are used to target a niche audience the overall reception will be much greater. Whereas majorly distributed films are shown to a much wider audience with completely different interests when it comes to film, this is evidently shown in these results where Avatar which has spent millions on its production, scored less on reviews as not all of the public may have liked it.
  11. 11. OUR DECISION... When asked what institution might distribute our media product, we had a long discussion about it and after our research we decided that we would want an independent distribution company to issue our final media film.
  12. 12. Please listen to Podcasts Below… WHY? • more creative control Podcast 1 • more of an overall profit Podcast 2 • low budget Podcast 3 • target a niche audience Podcast 4 • more rewarding process Podcast 5
  13. 13. SUMMARY So overall, an independent distribution company would be the most suitable choice for our thriller as our individualistic style and genre would be able to relish unlike with a major company who may change or manipulate our idea in order to reach a bigger target and make a bigger profit. Although film distributed by Major companies tend to make more overall box office revenue and profit we feel as we have a very low budget even by going independent our profit will be huge in comparison to our starting costs.

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