Hi, I'm an AS Media student, and this blog contains research into the different aspects of film and media, specializing in the Slasher genre. The research has all been put towards the development of my coursework production 'Camp Ivy', which I co-produced with Poppy and Millie. Our coursework has been influenced by the rural locations and mise-en-scene in Friday the 13th and Eden Lake.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

The Big Six and Integration

The 'big six' refers to the most dominant film companeis worldwide. A conglomerate (e.g. NBCUniversal, News Corp) is a large company which owns many smaller companies. A subsidiary is one of the company's owned by the conglomerate (e.g. Working Title - NBCUniversal, 20th Century Fox - News Corp).

S'shot taken from Wikipedia. Lionsgate is a new entry to the 'Big Sx' and has only recently become dominant in the film industry.
Vertical integration:
This is when one conglomerate is able to control the 3 aspects of film; production, distribution and exhibition, through their multiple subsidiaries.

Horizontal integration:
This is when subsidiaries from the same conglomerate work together, however the subsidiaries are not necessarily from the same industry.

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