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Six ways the film business is changing

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Film & Television 10th Jan 2017 Stephen Follows


Stephen Follows spent some time thinking about what’s happening in the film business and where we’re going.   He doesn't like predictions  but there are a few trends which give us clues about the next few years in film.

Each of these trends really requires several charts and graphs, but just in case you had other plans for today I have limited myself to no more than one for each trend. I have added some links for further reading, for those of you who feel that my One Graph Rule is like the movie 300 (i.e. ludicrously Spartan).

Trend 1: A decline and re-focusing of micro-budget filmmaking

Shooting a feature film used to be very hard and very expensive.  When Danny Boyle was trying to make his first feature, Shallow Grave, in 1993, he was told he was mad for trying to make a film on a mere £1 million (£1.9m in 2017 money).  They were so stretched that they had to sell props from the early scenes to finance the filming of the final scenes.

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