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WJEC AS Film Studies FM2 Section A Producers and Audiences Exemplar

Rob Miller | Monday October 06, 2014

Categories: A Level, Eduqas (WJEC) A Level, WJEC AS, FM2, Section B: British Film Topics, Film Industry, Film Distribution, Film Marketing, Film Publicity, Genres & Case Studies, British Film, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • WJEC AS Level Film Studies FM2 Exemplar Resource Material A.docx
  • WJEC AS Level Film Studies FM2 Exemplar Resource Material B.docx

Instructions

  • Section A refers to the resource material (see associated resources)
  • This is a Section A exemplar only
  • Each question carries 40 marks
  • You are reminded that assessment will take into account the quality of written communication used in your answers

Section A:  Producers and Audiences

EITHER:

1. Study the items in Part A of the resource material which includes the logo of Working Title Films (UK) and Universal Film Studios (US), a still from the British film Philomena (2013) distributed by Pathe/Weinstein Company along with an article about tax breaks for Disney for making films in the UK. Use this, together with your own studies to answer the following question:

What do you see as the role of film production and distribution in relation to British Film? (40)

OR:

2. Study the items in Part B of the resource material which includes information on the BFI’s Digital Screen network, a Netflix logo, details about digital SFX technology, an image of a film editing suite and the homepage of London Indie Filmmakers. Use this, together with your own studies to answer the following question:

How has digital technology changed film experiences for audiences and producers? (40)

Q1. What do you see as the role of film production and distribution in relation to British Film?

British film does not have its own distribution network and arguably is reliant on Hollywood for a mainstream commercial releases. The logo of Working Title as a British production studio reflects this pattern as many of its releases are distributed by Hollywood studio Universal – from Richard Curtis Rom Coms Four Weddings and a Funeral and Love Actually right through to Hot Fuzz, Rush and About Time, the last two 2013 films. Mainstream film production and distribution globally is controlled by The...


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