Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Sightseers research task



-What was StudioCanal's original purpose?
To deal with French and European productions
-Which big 6 company has connections with StudioCanal?
Universal studios
-How large is StudioCanal's film library?
It has the third largest film library in the world
Big Talk Pictures
-What has been the total gross of ALL Big Talk Films?

-What type of film does Big Talk specialise in?
-Who founded Big Talk?
Nira Park

Film4 Productions
-Who owns Film4 Productions?
Channel Four Television Corporation
-When was it 're-established'?
It was re-launched as Film4 on 19th July 2006 
-Which TV channel is it connected to?
Chanel four
Bfi Film Fund
-What is the purpose of the Bfi Film Fund?
To provide funding for feature film production and development
-What is its budget pa?

Rook Films
Optimum releasing

-Where did the idea for the film come from?
Alice Lowe and Steven Oram made it as a short film about their childhood experiences and family holidays
-How does the film qualify as 'British'?
Set in Britain
British actors
British director and producer
 -Other films directed by Ben Wheatley
  • Down terrace
  • Kill list
  • The ABC's of death
  • A field in England
  • High rise
-Distribution (how many screens in the UK and how long was it at cinemas for?)

-Films reception (how did critics receive the film? What is a BIFA and how many nominations and awards did the film receive?)
 85% on Rotten tomatoes
-Box Office (opening weekend, domestic and world wide)
Opening Weekend
$7,384 (USA) (2 Screens)
$35,722 (USA)
Weekend Gross
$8,377 (USA) (10 Screens)
Gross - $2,102,166

-Which formats is the film available on?
 Cinema and Internet
-How was it released in the US (formats and release pattern)
Released on TV and Internet 3 days after cinema release
-How was it marketed how did StudioCanal help?
The internet was used a lot to advertise the film
-How was Twitter and Facebook used to market the film?  
The film had a Twitter and Facebook page to help advertise it
-How was Stella Artois involved? What is a Stella Artois bursary?
Stella Artois helped present the premier of the film
Unique funds that directly support the film community

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