Tuesday, 17 December 2013

The British Film Industry

  1. What % of global box office was the British film industry responsible for? %15
  2. What was this % in 2009? 6.8%
  3. What might this change indicate about British film? This could mean that British films are appealing to more people and gaining a wider audience 
  4. What films have been responsible for this change? Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Part 2, Skyfall and The Kings Speech
  5. What % of the British film industry makes a profit? 7%
  6. What % of Hollywood films make a profit? 17%
  7. How does that % differ between £2m and £10m budget British films? When films are made for £2 million they make a 4% profit whereas if they are made at £10 million they are likely to gain a 17% profit
  8. What might we infer from this difference? That there are certain maxims which you have to use to gain the right profit, as anything far over £10 million you will begin to decrease the chance of making a profit, so spending that much on a film is the perfect budget to gain a profile
  9. Which age group makes up the largest % of UK cinema goers? over 45's
  10. Why do you think this might be? I think this is due to the increase in films that appeal to an older audience such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which involves a-list stars like Dame Judy Dench and Dame Maggie Smith
  11. Which 'type' of film has seen an 18% drop in attendance? 3D 
  12. Within that 'type' which genre has seen the biggest fall? Big Family Films have failed miserably, these are films like Madagascar 3 etc...
  13. What did Charles Grant put this decline down to?
  14. Who is Paul Greengrass?
  15. How did he describe the British film industry?
  16. What did a BFI spokesperson say was the point of less profitable low budget British films?
  17. What was the budget for Filth and how much money did it take?
  18. What advantage did James McEvoy feel £100m films have over low budget films?
  19. What is VOD?
  20. What % increase did VOD see last year?
  21. What impact might VOD have on distributers and Studios?
  22. What impact has it had on Blockbuster rental stores?
  23. What was unique about Ben Wheatleys 'A Field In England'?
  24. What does director of The Machine Caradog James think is the toughest part of film making?
  25. Why have rules been relaxed on what makes a film 'British'?
  26. How has the use of visual effects in films been encouraged?
  27. Name five of these rules and link them to The Kings Speech, Kill List, The World's End
  28. What rules has chancellor George Osbourne announced for tax on British films?
  29. What is the highest grossing film in UK box office history?
  30. How much has it taken and how many screens was it available on?

No comments:

Post a Comment