Indie film distribution submit your film today indie. The uk is facing the loss of its independent movie business, leading filmmakers have said. Founded in 2003 independent is a fully integrated content creation and distribution company specialising in film and television. Itn releases 24 films per year with itns connection to all major retailers and rentals in north america, such as redbox, walmart, target. There are so many books available for the independent filmmaker and producer. Three arrows media three arrows was born out of friendship. Jul 07, 2019 the uk is facing the loss of its independent movie business, leading film makers have said. These figures include distributors releasing two or more uk independent films in 20.
Distribution giant trevor green, one half of major local independent distributor entertainment film distributors efd, has died in london aged 66, according to. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me. Independent film production companies are very nearly directorspecific or even filmspecific. The six studio distributors and four indie majors eone, lionsgate, studiocanal and entertainment film distributors efd accounted for 95% of uk market share in 2016, with a further 10. Launching films uk film distributors association a guide. Just think of all the logos you see at the beginning of any nonstudio film. A guide to independent film distribution in the 21st. Consistently ranked as one of the highestgrossing independent international film distributors, filmnation has brought to life awardwinning box office hits that include denis villeneuves arrival starring amy adams and kumail nanjianis and emily v. In pulling together our brit 50 this time, we decided to keep the focus on the. If you look closely, youll see that the typical term length for most distributors is 1015 years.
Filmnation sold and internationally distributed fourtime academy award winner the kings speech starring colin firth. Uk film distributors left reeling by financial impact of sony. I didnt realise he would pen an epic and essential guide to film distribution blimey. This is the sixth of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. In the uk, distribution is very much focused on marketing and sustaining a global product in local markets. Join this course start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy unlimited to access this course and hundreds of other short courses for a year. Filmnation announced in early 2019 the launch of its uk based television production joint venture with nordic entertainment group nent. Bifa, the british independent film awards, highlight and reward the best, most innovative and creative independent filmmaking and filmmakers in the uk. The complete guide to uk film distribution for indie filmmakers. Join this course start this course for free, upgrade for extra benefits, or buy unlimited to access this. A guide to uk film distribution, marketing and cinema releases. Cinema goers were this week promised a better choice of movies, following publication of an inquiry report by the monopolies and mergers commission into uk film distribution.
Every week we publish box office figures for the top 15 films released in the uk, all other british releases and newly. In the uk, as the world of independent film grows increasingly precarious, more companies are looking to board ip at the earliest stage possible, in order to participate more fully in the success. This is a list of motion picture distributors, past and present, sorted alphabetically by country. Johnson, oct 30, 2019 this statistic displays the leading distributors of uk independent films. Coffee films independent film production uk features, docs. Bulldog film distribution is a fully independent film distributor specialising in the acquisition and distribution of media content in the uk and overseas. Back then, we featured distributors, a sales agent and broadcast divisions bbc films and film4 on our list. Based on the experience of its founders, linda nelson and michael madison, the need for a new type of distribution for truly independent films is evident. And most films are collaborations between multiple such companies.
Here you can find whats on now and next in uk cinemas, use our cinema ticket booking hub, go behind the scenes to discover how film distribution connects audiences with new releases, explore the diverse work of film distributors association, and more. Why the uks indie distributors face a growing challenge. Independent specialises in the development, financing, production and sales of independent feature films. Independent film production companies are very nearly directorspecific or even film specific. Staceys book was the one i kept, carried, and continue to. I asked my pal amir who has worked as a film maker and in uk distribution, to offer some notes for film makers entering the market. The gross of the top 40 movies was greater than the entire uk and ireland box office a decade ago. A guide to independent film distribution in the 21st century.
Jul, 2017 list of all active film distributors canada usa uk updated 2018 published on. Aug 09, 2011 britains small and independent film distributors are today facing serious financial problems in the wake of last nights fire at the piassony distribution centre in enfield. Icon film distribution uk part of icon group international film production, sales, marketing and distribution company started by mel gibson in the 90s. Search genre companies markets messages favourites. Uk film distributors left reeling by financial impact of. Streaming could kill uk independent film industry, experts. Jun 29, 2012 film distribution is pretty much the final frontier that the independent filmmaker of today has to tackle. Distributors of uk independent films in the united kingdom and republic of ireland in 2018, ranked by number of releases graph.
John and james founded the production companies romulus films and remus films, which were active during the 1950s and 1960s, and the distribution company independent film distributors known as ifd, which was active 195059 and handled the uk distribution of films such as the african queen and gift horse, as well as several films made by. Top distributors of uk independent films 2018 statista. To evaluate this, they look at your film, the size of the target audience, how your film compares to previously successful similar films, and in the end, it comes down to whether they think they can sucessfully get your film screened in a theater or digitally. Filmbankmedia licenses and distributes film and tv entertainment to many organisations and groups including schools, film societies, festivals, pubs, hotels, hospitals, trains and other out of home venues. They also are a dvd distributor, and focus on indie overseas titles, like in order of. Seven lies film distributors like to tell filmmakers. Our environmental documentary last of the scottish wildcats catalysed a decade of conservation efforts, which unfolded as we traced 30 years of postpunk. The insiders guide to independent film distribution. Independent film distributors association limited free company information from companies house including registered office address, filing history, accounts, annual return, officers, charges, business activity. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Established as a short film collective playing with camcorders in 1996, coffee films was awarded at mifed as one of europes best emerging independent film production companies in 2004. With a highly experienced management team, we have a rapidly expanding library of high quality titles including margin call and night train to lisbon.
Entertainment film is the uks leading independent distributor and has released some of the most successful feature. Coffee films independent film production uk features. Independent film distributors association limited overview. List of all active film distributors canada usa uk updated 2018 published on. Britains small and independent film distributors are today facing serious financial problems in the wake of last nights fire at the piassony distribution centre in enfield. Producers tend not to have longterm economic links with distributors, who. The top 10 distributors account for 97% of the box office revenue. Pages in category film distributors of the united kingdom. Together eone, entertainment and studiocanal account for half of the box office generated by uk independent films.
The independent us latest news and features us, uk and. With over,000 titles available, we offer a wide range of nontheatrical licenses for film screenings and viewings outside the home or cinema. Just three companies studiocanal, eone and entertainment control half of all box office income made on uk independent films. Launching films uk film distributors association a. Based on the experience of its founders, linda nelson and. Over to amir film distribution is pretty much the final frontier that the independent filmmaker of today has to tackle. Film movement rebeca conget 109 west 27 th street, suite 9b new york, ny 1 2129417744, ext. Filmbankmedia represents prominent hollywood and independent studios and distributors from around the world. The screening was well received by a capacity audience of 500, which was amazing for the first ever kush screening and included football stars like les. If you have a great independent film or tv series that youd like us to consider for distribution, submit your film or tv series here.
In the independent film sector, vertical integration does not operate so commonly. The company has broadened its platform with strategic investments into other storytelling arenas beyond film and television, including podcasting, theatrical production as well as digital and short form content. The intimate dealings are a mystery to most but if you can understand and embrace the process, youve just bettered your chances of having a sustainable career in this strange old industry of ours. Sep 17, 2014 icon film distribution uk part of icon group international film production, sales, marketing and distribution company started by mel gibson in the 90s. Itn distribution independent film distribution company. In 20, there were 470 companies focused on video and film distribution in the uk, only 127 of whom actually released a film in uk cinemas that year. We release official statistics on the uk film industry throughout the year. The insiders guide to independent film distribution is a must for anyone who hopes to make and sell a film with good results.
Emi films as a distributor, emi operated under several names during its involvement in the film industry entertainment film distributors. At a time where we can barely predict what will be the most successful distribution model six months ahead of time, why are independent storytellers acquiescing to giving away our rights for so long. Lionsgate uk london film company london screen company lux british film company. Distribution one of the things i love most is figuring out the maximum amount of time i can get away with not replying to a girls txts before she thinks im an asshole. The complete guide to uk film distribution for indie. Philip nelson 101 eton road lindfield nsw 2070 australia 011612948777. Itn releases 24 films per year with itns connection to all major retailers and rentals in north america, such as redbox. We spoke to dozens of independent film distributors. Why the uks indie distributors face a growing challenge features. We service uk based and international organisations such as community cinemas, film. Distributors of independent theatrical films like donnie darko. Figures compiled by ipsos mori for the national readership survey show more than 50 per cent of the uk population were middle class at the turn of the millennium. List of all active film distributors in usa canada uk. They say that the financing model of the past 20 years is broken and that making oscarwinning films.
The independent us latest news and features us, uk. Rapper and hollywood actor ice cubes directional film debut the players club was the launch film that kush premiered in may 1998 for major uk film distributor entertainment. Fda is the trade body for theatrical film distributors in the uk the companies that release films for uk cinema audiences. The report proposes measures to aid the future success of uk independent film. This is a dynamic list and may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. Mar 08, 2014 what are average film distribution fees. Independent films tend to have a limited theatrical release in comparison to studio films, though there are many cinemas throughout the world catering for audiences and fans of independent film.1362 242 1085 25 1280 1523 714 1234 1448 231 756 915 1481 1400 1148 1441 864 251 616 72 710 358 960 997 469 1466 552 309 1333 1060 252