Tuesday, 17 December 2013

British film industry- 30 Questions

What % of global box office was the British film industry responsible for?
The British film industry is responsible for 15% of the global box office.
What was this % in 2009?
Britain is responsible for 6.8% of the film industry. 
What might this change indicate about British film?
That the British film industry is becoming increasingly popular and is becoming more responsible for the global box office.
What films have been responsible for this change?
Batman: The dark knight and James Bond: Sky fall
What % of the British film industry makes a profit?
Only 7% of the British film industry actually make a profit.
What % of Hollywood films make a profit?
17% of Hollywood films make a profit.
How does that % differ between £2m and £10m budget British films?
7% makes 2 million and 17% makes 10 million.
What might we infer from this difference?
That Hollywood films bring in more income from the film that British films.
Which age group makes up the largest % of UK cinema goers?
The age range is 18-24 years old.
Why do you think this might be?
because most films are targeted at this age range.
Which 'type' of film has seen an 18% drop in attendance?
3D films.
Within that 'type' which genre has seen the biggest fall?
Big family films, such as Madagascar and Brave.
What did Charles Grant put this decline down to?
The price of seeing a 3D film at the cinema, this deterred families.
Who is Paul Green grass?
Paul greeengrass is a British film director.
How did he describe the British film industry?

What did a BFI spokesperson say was the point of less profitable low budget British films?

What was the budget for Filth and how much money did it take?
The budget was just under 2 million and it made 4 million.
What advantage did James McEvoy feel £100m films have over low budget films?

What is VOD?

What % increase did VOD see last year?

What impact might VOD have on distributers and Studios?

What impact has it had on Blockbuster rental stores?

What was unique about Ben Wheatleys 'A Field In England'?

What does director of The Machine Caradog James think is the toughest part of film making?

Why have rules been relaxed on what makes a film 'British'?

How has the use of visual effects in films been encouraged?

Name five of these rules and link them to The Kings Speech, Kill List, The World's End

What rules has chancellor George Osborne announced for tax on British films?

What is the highest grossing film in UK box office history?

How much has it taken and how many screens was it available on?

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