How do docos fare in the UK?

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Stephen Follows has put up this post on the back of the doco 'Amy' - which sold out at

NZIFF and is now doing well on commercial release in NZ. It's doing good numbers

in the UK too.

So how do documentaries normally fare in UK cinemas?  In summary�

  • Amy has already grossed more than 166% of all the documentaries released during 2010 combined
  • Documentaries account for over 20% of feature films made in the UK
  • But only 1.9% of the total spend went towards their budgets
  • 95% of UK documentary features are made without support from a US studio
  • During 2001, there were only 4 documentary feature films released in UK cinemas.
  • By 2013, that figure had grown over twentyfold to 89
  • In 2010, documentaries accounted for just 0.2% of the UK box office
  • The average documentary release is in UK cinemas for 7 weeks
  • Amy has been released in more UK cinemas that the average action movie

You can read the full article here

http://stephenfollows.com/how-successful-are-documentaries-in-uk-cinemas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 BLUECAT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION

Posted Tuesday 18 Aug 2015

Based in California, the home of Hollywood, Bluecat Screenplay Competition is open to EVERYONE - including WIFT members downunder. Go to www.bluecatscreenplay.com for more information.

Every entry submitted by September 1st receives script analysis

by October 1st. There is just two weeks left to meet the early deadline.

$40 Shorts | $60 Features

*Fees increase after this deadline

AWARDS

BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY

$15,000 Grand Prize

Four Finalists

$2,500 Prize

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY

$10,000 Grand Prize

Three Finalists

$2,000 Prize

INTERNATIONAL AWARD:

THE CORDELIA

Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

$2,000 Prize

INTERNATIONAL AWARD:

THE JOPLIN

Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

$2,000 Prize

 

INTERNATIONAL AWARD:

THE ROSHAN

Best Feature Screenplay from India

$2,000 Prize

 

 

SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY


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