The job of a production company is to be responsible for the physical production and offer material into the field of the performing arts; new media art, film, television, radio, and video.
Production companies run from a small to a large scale , for example a independent small production company would be like Film4 and a large main stream one would be Universal Studios. The most successful and famous Production Companies are; DreamWorks, 20th Century Fox, Summit Entertainment, Universal Studios, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures. Because I have made my film into a thriller a production company such as, paramount pictures would have been an appropriate production company for my film. Paramount has produced films such as Shutter Island, which is similar to mine as it is also a thriller.
Metro- Goldwyn- Mayer (MGM) is an American Media Company based in California. They are primarily involved in production of films and television programs. MGM was founded in 1924 and has helped produce and distribute a total of 253 films, which include such films as, 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre'.
A film distributor is a company responsible for releasing films to the public either through the cinema or releasing for home viewing through DVD, Video-On-Demand, and Download. With this a distributor is responsible for the gross ticket sales. They are also in charge of film advertising materials; their aim is to attract the largest possible audience.
With my film funds would be very basic and minimalists because of this I would want to release it to a select amount of cinemas to see how well it is received. Using a distributor would be increasingly helpful for the release of a low budget film like mine. Coming from an unknown director, the film would need large advertising to make it a success. Having a film distributor would also help to attract larger audience.
If the film was not received well in the cinema, I would then release the film for home viewing though the Internet and downloads and on DVD. To do this the cost would be high and the funding would have had to be self-funded. There are three main methods of financing the production of films. Which I could possibly use and repay them when from the money the film produces.
1. Government Grants
2. Private Equity and Hedge Funds
3. Debt Finance
I created my own Production logo: