Wednesday, 12 May 2010
What kind of media institution might distribute your media product and why?
From our research, recurring distributors of the psychological thrillers are American companies such as Columbia Pictures or Universal Pictures which will help distribute the product over in America.
However, these films have A-list actors and high budgets, and are mostly filmed in America, which is the complete opposite to our media product. The suggests that, unless we were to have a high budget and well known actors, our product would not appeal to the American audience. Therefore our distribution would be targeted in the UK.
Two media institutions from the UK distribute films, which of which some genres are similar to ours.
These are Pathé Distribution and Verve Pictures .
is a company that has distributed films such as Memento and Severence. These films have a fairly low budget, Severence being £483,152, which is still more than our product, but for a full film is still a low budget. Like our product, neither of these examples have A-List actor/esses, which suggests that Pathé distribution will distribute products which aren't huge blockbuster hits, but more creative media products. Pathé is involved in all aspects of film making, from production and development to the distribution of the final product.
Verve Pictures is an independent UK film distributor, which specialises in British and independent films. This includes low budget films, compared to the American market. By distributing independent films a media institute such as Verve Pictures would be the type on institution we would use to distribute our film.