Thursday, 15 October 2015

American film industry
British Film Industry

1.What % of global box office was the British film industry responsible for?

2.What was this % in 2009?

3.What might this change indicate about British film?
The British film industry is becoming increasingly popular.

4.What films have been responsible for this change?
Hary Potter The deathly hallows part 1 and 2, The Kings Speech

5.What % of the British film industry makes a profit?

6.What % of Hollywood films make a profit?

7.How does that % differ between £2m and £10m budget British films?
The Hollywood percentage is bound to be higher than that of the British Film industry, as Hollywood spend approximately £8m more, subsequently the more money put into the film the higher the profits.

8.What might we infer from this difference?
The more money you inject into making a film, the more likely it is that the film will generate profit.

9.Which age group makes up the largest % of UK cinema goers?

10.Why do you think this might be?
Due to the economical state of Britain people have more money to spend, and especially those who are over 45 as they are more likely to have better paying jobs.

11.Which 'type' of film has seen an 18% drop in attendance?
3D films.

12.Within that 'type' which genre has seen the biggest fall?
Family animation films

13.What did Charles Grant put this decline down to?
Families' needing to economise.

14.Who is Paul Greengrass?
Greengrass is an English film director, screenwriter and former journalist. He specialises in dramatisations of real-life events and is known for his signature use of hand-held cameras. 

15.How did he describe the British film industry?
As a "success story" and predicted it would continue to see international growth

16.What did a BFI spokesperson say was the point of less profitable low budget British films?
He said that they are beneficial to the industry for other reasons like skills and training development and for artistic and cultural importance.

17.What was the budget for Filth and how much money did it take?
£4m at the box office and £8m budget

18.What advantage did James McEvoy feel £100m films have over low budget films?
They have a huge budget to sell the movie

19.What is VOD?
Video on demand

20.What % increase did VOD see last year?

21.What impact might VOD have on distributers and Studios?
It will impact the money side and make it easier to access.

22.What impact has it had on Blockbuster rental stores?
VOD has a negative impact on blockbuster stores as all of this can be done at home or on the go.

23.What was unique about Ben Wheatleys 'A Field In England'?
It was the first film in the UK to be released simultaneously in cinemas

24.What does director of The Machine Caradog James think is the toughest part of film making?
"The toughest thing is you make a good film but can you get it to reach an audience? It's events like this and individuals who champion independent cinema that give us a profile and any chance of a mass audience."

25.Why have rules been relaxed on what makes a film 'British'?
To encourage growth and investment in the UK film industry.

26.How has the use of visual effects in films been encouraged?
More advanced technology becoming available. 

27.Name five of these rules and link them to The Kings Speech, Kill List, The World's End
Lead characters British citizens or residents
Film based on British subject matter or underlying material
Original dialogue recorded mainly in English language
Represents/reflects diverse British culture, heritage or creativity
All of the films above were made by the new guidelines. 
film set in the UK.

28.What rules has chancellor George Osbourne announced for tax on British films?
Tax relief would be increased from 20% to 25% on the first £20m of qualifying production expenditure. Productions will also only have to spend 10% of their budgets on UK expenditure to qualify - down from 25% - to help more independent production companies and make the UK a more attractive co-production partner.

29.What is the highest grossing film in UK box office history?
Skyfall with £102.9m

30.How much has it taken and how many screens was it available on?
It has taken £94.3m and been shown in 587 UK cinemas.

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