Film Finance. Aims: to gain an understanding of how Hollywood studio and independent film gets made. To research the production process of a film. Film Finance. Film is a medium where creativity and business are forced to meet. There is no such thing as a safe bet because each film is to
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Film is a medium where creativity and business are forced to
There is no such thing as a safe bet because each film is to
some extent a one-off prototype.
However, Hollywood studios try to reduce the high risks of film
production by recombining / repackaging successful elements.
This is another way of saying that Hollywood works to a set of
generic conventions. Successful formulas make money.
Task: in 2 minutes brainstorm all the sequels, remakes and
TV/comic book adaptations that you have seen in the last year.
Term used for the presentation of the
package by the producer to potential
The producer may say their film is a hybrid of two successful movies.
“It’s Terminator meets Dirty Harry.”
- Hollywood Producer
Investors will only commit to a package when they have a clear presentation of the target audience for the film. This is done through extensive market research. Which includes?
If a return on the investment is possible then the project will be give the ‘green light’, meaning that the studio will fund the next stage, which would consist of the writing / finishing off of the screenplay.
- Investment Companies
- Rich Private Investors
- The Government:
the national lottery.