Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Sightseers Research Task

Studio Canal
The original function was to focus on French and European productions, but later made strategic deals with American production companies. StudioCanal's most notable productions from its early years include Terminator 2: Judgment Day, JFK, Basic Instinct, Cliffhanger, Under Siege, Free Willy, and the original stargate movie. In those days, it was known as Le Studio Canal+.
Studio canal is a spin off of canal+. Studio canal are very closely linked to one of the major 6 film companies, universal studios.
Studio canal have a small film library of 10 films having been founded in 1988

Big Talk Pictures
The total gross for all Big Talk films was $313,717,990.
They specialise in British films.
Big Talk was founded by Nira Park.

Film4 Productions
Channel four television corporation owns Film4 Productions.
It was re-established in 2006
Film 4 is connected to Film4 Productions.

Bfi Film Fund
The purpose is to invest in lottery money into film development, production and distribution in film industry.
The budget is set to rise from 26 million to 30million by 2017.

The significance of proliferation in hardware and content for institutions and audiences
The film is available on TV, VOD, Magazines, National and Specialist Press, Outdoor – Underground, High Impact Online Display, Video, Social.
It didn’t have a release date at the time, and now it does. Sightseers will show you a love story like no other whenever it hits theaters on May 10.
It was marketed by giving away the movie for free. "It’s kind of counter-intuitive to give a movie away for free. But at the same time, if you’ve got a million people talking about it, that’s’ a pretty amazing bit of marketing. And if you’ve got big resources, you’ve got to use them."
Created a Facebook and twitter page and kept up on information on the film. They made fake posters for the "missing dog". This made the film feel more realistic.
They set up deck chairs, camping chairs and trams to go with the theme of the movie at the premier.
At the premier they were sponsored by stella artois and it was hosted by the drink too.
Stella Artois Bursaries are unique funds that directly support the film community.

The issues raised in the targeting of national and local audiences (specifically British) by international or global institutions
The film came from a short comedy sketch which was made and then turned into a movie.
Filmed by british people, funded by british people, the actors are british, the film places are british and the storyline is british.
Ben Wheatley has directed other fins such as Kill List, Down Terrace and A Field in England.
Sightseers got shown on 10 cinemas and for 1-2 weeks in the US.Averagely scored 69 out of 100 based on 22 reviews.
The British Independent Film Awards was where Sightseers was nominated for 7 awards and won the best screenplay in 2012.
At the box office Sightseers made $2,102,166.

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