Tuesday, 17 December 2013

British Industry 30 Questions

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

The Uk Film Industry takes 15% of the global box office.

What was this % in 2009?

7% of the global box office.

What might this change indicate about British film?

That there is an increased interest in British Films.

What films have been responsible for this change?

 Some examples are 007 Skyfall, The King's Speech and Harry Potter

What % of the British film industry makes a profit?

Only 17% of British film industry make a profit.

What % of Hollywood films make a profit?

Only 7% of British films make a profit.

How does that % differ between £2m and £10m budget British films?

 £2m budget British Films have a 4% profit rate, and £10m budget British Films have a 17% rate.

What might we infer from this difference?

 The more money spent, the more profit that is going to be raised.

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


Why do you think this might be?

 Because a lot of films are made to be aimed at such age group, due to the childish mind

Which 'type' of film has seen an 18% drop in attendance?

 3D Movies have seen a drop in attendance

Within that 'type' which genre has seen the biggest fall?

 Big Family Films

What did Charles Grant put this decline down to?

 He said it was down to families needing to economise.

Who is Paul Greengrass?

 A British Movie Producer

How did he describe the British film industry?

 He describes the Industry as a 'Success Story'

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

 For skills and training.
What was the budget for Filth and how much money did it take?

 est $2,000,000

What advantage did James McEvoy feel £100m films have over low budget films?

 The reach for the audience

What is VOD?


What % increase did VOD see last year?

 50 Percent Increase

What impact might VOD have on distributers and Studios?

 People might not want to go cinema when they can simply wait for it to come to their homes.

What impact has it had on Blockbuster rental stores?

 Due to the increase in online streaming, Blockbuster has had to shut down due to lack of sales.

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

 It was released in several different formats at once

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

 How you get it to reach your audience.

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

 The cultural test, and how films are defined as 'British'

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

 Special effects are cheaper than visual effects.

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

  • Film set in the UK

  • 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

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

     Tax relief increase

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


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

     It showed on 587 Screens and took in £94m gross.

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