Sunday, 24 November 2013

16. Institutions That Might Produce, Distribute and Exhibit Our Film

After some research, I have found seven production and distribution studios that have supported other movies that are similar in genre and target audience to our film idea.

Lakeshore Entertainment has produced many films in a variety of genres. One genre that it is known for is Thriller. In this genre they have produced Gone (2012) and Untraceable (2008). Both of these films and other similar films produced by this company, are aimed at teenage-young adult girls.

Summit Entertainment is most well-known for producing The Twilight Saga. While our film isn't of the supernatural classification, it is directed towards the same audience and there are certain aspects of familiarity between our film brief and Twilight. Both have a female lead role and there is thrilling action as well. Other movies produced by this company include Knowing (2009), The Hurt Locker (2008) and RED (2010).
Columbia Pictures Entertainment is a very diverse production company that has produced and co-produced many films over roughly 70 years. Therefore, it has a very impressive list of movies and genres that they have produced. In the thriller genre they have produced movies like Angels and Demons (2009) a mystery thriller, Trapped (2002) a crime thriller and Panic Room (2002) a thriller.

20th Century Fox has produced movies similar to our film brief such as Taken (2009) an action thriller film and Runner, Runner (2013) a crime thriller film. 20th Century Fox has produced movies for a vast age range and for many different categories of audience members.

Universal Studios is another company with an impressive range of genres and audiences. In the thriller genre, they have produced the action thriller Bourne series starring Matt Damon, Safe House (2012) also an action thriller and Untraceable (2008) which they co-produced with Lakeshore Entertainment.

Paramount Pictures has distributed many commercially successful movies and is consistently ranked as one of the largest (top-grossing) film studios. In the thriller genre, they have produced Jack Reacher (2012), the psychological thriller Shutter Island (2010) and Suspect Zero (2004).

Lions Gate Entertainment is the most commercially successful independent film distribution company in North America. Our film is an independent thriller film and therefore fits this classification. They have produced many successful thriller films such as Abduction (2011), the psychological-survival thriller Buried (2010) and the vigilante thriller The Next Three Days (2010).

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