Budgets and Markets: A Study of the Budgeting of European Films

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Budgets and Markets highlights the decisions involved in budgeting and marketing European films. It looks at the origin, development, production, distribution, finanancing and profit of thirteen films, including such critical and popular successes as Tacones Lejanos (High Heels) by Pedro Almodovar and Peter's Friends by Kenneth Branagh. Detailed financial data is reinforced by interviews with the producers of each film. The core of the analysis is based on the question 'was this film made at the right price for the right market?'

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Looks at the development, production, distribution, financing, and revenues of 13 European films of the 1990s, highlighting decisions involved in budgeting and marketing. Section I overviews issues such as television, subsidies, and matching investment with revenues. Section II presents chapters on individual films offering detailed financial data, interviews with producers, excerpts from reviews, and commentary aimed at analyzing whether the film was made at the right price for the right market. For those in film and business. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415136624
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/3/1996
  • Series: Blueprint Ser.
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Budgets and Markets in Europe
1 Matching investment with revenues 7
2 Markets 9
3 Audiences 22
4 Output 26
5 Television 30
6 Subsidies 33
7 The big decisions 37
Pt. 2 Case Studies
8 Tacones Lejanos 43
9 L.627 53
10 La Discrete 61
11 Knight Moves 69
12 Meeting Venus 78
13 Enchanted April 87
14 Il Ladro di Bambini 95
15 Werner Beinhart 101
16 Europa 108
17 Den Goda Viljan 113
18 Peter's Friends 120
19 Oci Ciornie 129
20 Mery Per Sempre 136
Pt. 3 Conclusions
21 Lessons for producers 147
Name index 156
Film index 159
Subject index 161
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