Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Screen Yorkshire, Film 4 , Warp, studio canal.

Information for cross media convergence and synergy.

Screen Yorkshire: - For over ten years, Screen Yorkshire has been at the forefront of championing the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber. Its aim has always been to secure and support the very best projects, companies and individuals, helping to make Yorkshire and the Humber one of the most sought after destinations for production in the UK. Screen Yorkshire is a specialist business which invests first and foremost in content, but also in developing talent. As an investor in content it runs the largest investment fund of its kind in the UK - the £15m, ERDF-supported Yorkshire Content Fund. Screen Yorkshire also runs bespoke and highly regarded talent development schemes, aimed at encouraging both national and regional talent to progress and excel within the film and TV industries.

Screen Yorkshire has invested in TV and film production for the past decade. Some of our most high profile investments in content production include:Red Riding, Tyrannosaur, Wuthering Heights, Kill List, This is England '86, A Passionate Woman, The Damned United, Unforgiven, Lost in Austen, The Cottage, Brideshead Revisited, Hush, This is England, The Bad Mother's Handbook, Bunny and the Bull, Exhibit A, Yasmin and Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution.

Film 4 :- is a digital television channel available in the United Kingdom and Ireland, owned and operated by Channel Four Television Corporation, that screens films. It offers films in standard definition free of charge. Film 4 is a British film production company owned by Channel Four Television Corporation. The company has been responsible for backing a large number of films made in the United Kingdom. In 2011 Film4 launched its ground-breaking new role in exploring innovation in filmmaking with the appointment of Anna Higgs as Commissioning Executive for Film4.0. Film4's reputation for nurturing new talent and building on its family of returning talent in the UK is well-established, and it is now extending its vision to advance thinking and practice and develop more direct relationships with audiences in a fast-changing environment.

Film 4 productions have produced many famous films such as Shaun of the dead, Slumdog millionaire, buffalo solider, east is east, four lions, the lovely bones, Attack of the block.

Warp : - warp films is an independent film production company based in Sheffield & London, UK, with a further affiliated company Warp Films Australia based in Melbourne, Australia. Warp Films was established by Warp Records founding partners Rob Mitchell and Steve Beckett. originally Warp films was created with financial support from NESTA and had a remit to produce a number of short films. In 2010, Warp Films produced Chris Morris’ debut feature Four Lions, a satirical comedy drama following a group of home-grown Islamic terrorists from Sheffield, England. The film was a critical and box office success, achieving impressive numbers at the box office on its opening weekend, generating the highest site average of all the new releases (£5,292) and making a total of £609,000. As of 8 August 2010, Four Lions grossed £2,932,366 at the UK box office. The film was nominated for two BAFTA awards; it won the ‘Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer’ BAFTA award for Chris Morris. Warp films do not tend to produce a film on their own they tend to synergise with other film companies  such as screen Yorkshire and film 4.

Warp produced This is England four lions dead mans shoes, the midnight beast, the snipist. Warp also produced dvds/ short films of famous bands playing gigs or a series of gigs on their tour for example warp produced
The stone roses made of stone, Arctic monkeys at the Apollo.

Studio Canal : - is a French-based production and distribution company that owns the third-largest film library in the world. The company was founded in 1988 by Pierre Lescure as a spin-off of the Canal pay-TV network. The original function was to focus on French and European productions, but later made strategic deals with American production companies. StudioCanal's most notable productions from its early years include Terminator 2: Judgment Day, JFK, Basic Instinct, Cliffhanger, Under Siege, Free Willy, Bridget jones diary, and the original Stargate movie. It has strong links to Universal Studios (Studiocanal and Universal Studios were owned by the same company between 2000 and 2004, hence StudioCanal co-produced a fair number of Universal's films.

examples of synergy and cross media convergence between production companies

Kill List (co-production with UK Film Council, Warp X, Screen Yorkshire and Rook Films)
Berberian Sound Studio (co-production with Warp X Productions  Screen Yorkshire and UK Film. Council)

Shaun of the Dead (co-production with Big Talk Productions, Working Title Films  StudioCanal Universal Studios and Rogue.

Attack the Block (co-production with Big Talk Pictures, StudioCanal and UK Film Council.

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