Thursday, 15 November 2012

Mr smith film 4 notes

Film 4
  • The controller of film 4 is a women called Tessa Ross.
  • Film 4 is a production house and a channel that produces and broadcasts alternative films.
  • By 2006 Film four was struggling. Its business model of pay TV on a subscription basis wasn't working. Therefore in the same year, Film Four moved from being a pay T.V channel to being free-to-air, allowing more free access to home-grown and blockbuster films.
  • Film Four's business objective is to be 'committed to enhancing the British film making industry by nurturing and funding new talent.'
  • They offer a distinctive range of mainstream and independent films; 'Alternative, and challenging films.' 
  • Channel 4 own film 4, and channel 4 had a budget rise of 50% in 2011 to £15m per year, guaranteed for the next five years. This increased budget will provide the British film industry with a financial boost, in accordance to the government's decision to close the UK film council.
  • Makes round 6 films a year.
  • Set up a low-budget studio with the film council and distributors optimum: wrap X (digital production house).
  • Slumdog  millionaire was the most successful film four film; it cost £15m to make and achieved a market revenue of £243m. One unique aspect of the film during it's filming stage was that they used the S1-2k camera, which is a handheld digital camera, they used this camera to keep the filming costs relatively low.
  • Another film that film four have made is '127 hours' this film was cheap to make and also used the S1-2k camera. 4 companies came together and used synergy in order to make the film.
  • Also Film four made The Inbetweeners movie, this is the most successful british comedy film of all time, and sold a triumphant 1 million DVD's in the first 5 days of it's release.
  • In 2001 the company was doing very poorly.
  • In 2006 the channel moved from pay T.V to free.
  • Film 4 is owned by channel 4.
  • Inbetweeners is the most successful british comedy film of all time, - largest growth profit.
  • Film Four is owned by Tessa Ross
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  • 2006
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  • Inbetweeners
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