How Movies Go From Idea to Profit
by Gabby Peterson
The Movie Making Process:
- Story Development
- Screenplay Writing
- Financing the Movie
- Location Scouting
- Creating Shot Lists
- Script Breakdown
- Tech Scout
- Production Design
- Setting Up Shots
- Test Screenings
How is the Movie Funded?
Money from the studio supporting the movie
How Does a Movie Make Money After Distribution?
Ticket Sales- Movie Distributors take about 30% to 50% of ticket profit on average, but some cases it can even be as high as 100%
Concessions-Movie distributors are getting about 50% or higher of the profits
TV and Streaming Sales-For movies that aren't as popular, companies will license to make some profit on them
Merchandise- T-shirts, video games, action figures, toys
Why Movies Aren't Making A Profit
- Studios set up a separate corporation for each movie they produce.
- The false corporation is now getting a big amount of money that overshadows the revenue
- So the actual company that produced the movie is getting more money, just disguised as a payment to someone else.
The Future of the Movie Business
The movie business is crumbling
- Other media outlets
- Studios are more selective
- Creating movies is more expensive
- Profit system is not sustainable
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