Friday, 7 December 2012

Working Title Films

Working Titile Films is a British film production company, based in London. The company was founded in 1983 by Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe, both are film producers. It produces feature films and several television productions, including films starring comic actor Rowan Atkinson. Eric Fellner and Bevan are now the co-owners of the company.

  • In 1992, PolyGram became the company's corporate backer. Radclyffe left Working Title, and Eric Fellner, a fellow independent film producer, joined the company.
  • Working Title produced a variety of films for PolyGram's London-based production company PolyGram Filmed Entertainment. Most notable films are Bean (1997) starring Rowan Atkinson,  The Big Lebowski (1998) and it's last film with Working Title, Notting Hill (1999).
  • In 1999, PolyGram was sold to Seagram and merged with MCA Music Entertainment, to form Universal Music Group. PolyGram Films was sold and folded into Universal Studios in 1999.

Working Title Films Subsidiaries:

Working Title Television
  • Working Title Television is a joint venture with NBCUniversal and will be based in London and Los Angeles. NBCUniversal is Working Title's parent company.
  • The London office will be overseen by WTTV's head of television (UK) Juliette Howell, who has worked as an executive producer in the BBC drama commissioning group and as drama commissioner and head of development for Film4, where her credits included Slumdog Millionaire and Shameless.
  • The company released a modernised version of the children's novels, The Borrowers in December 2011 and Abi Morgan's adaptation of Birdsong in January 2012
WT2 Productions

In 1999, Bevan and Fellner launched a subsidiary company named Working Title 2 Productions, commonly known as WT2. The company is an independent film production arm run by film producer Natascha Wharton, and has produced films that include Billy Elliot, Shaun of the Dead and The Calcium Kid.

1991 ITV franchise bid

In 1991, Working Title was involved in a bid for the London weekend ITV licence. Working Title, Mentorn, Palace and PolyGram wanted to take over from London Weekend Television and broadcast to London under the name London Independent Broadcasting. In the event LWT retained its licence; London Independent Broadcasting's proposals were deemed by the Independent Television Commission, which was overseeing the bid process, to fail the quality threshold.

Recent Films Working Title have produced

  • Paul (2011)
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Monday, 5 November 2012

Half Term Homework

Social class (or simply "class") is a set of concepts in which people are grouped into a set of hierarchical social categories.
In common parlance, the term "social class," is usually synonymous with "socio-economic class," defined as: "people having the same social, economic, or educational status," e.g., "the working class"; "an emerging professional class. The term "class" is etymologically derived from the Latin classis, which was used by census takers to categorize citizens by wealth, in order to determine military service obligations.

The first thing we see in the clip is the husband arguing with his wife about one their children breaking something. I think. This shows that the husband is the dominant person in the household because he says how he earns the money in the argument, also why i think the husband is the dominant person is because he is shouting the loudest and has the last word in the argument. This shows that the husband and wife do not like each other. As the husband is the dominant person in the house, the wife is dominant over the children. The wife also shows how she cares for her children by trying to not get them in trouble in the argument. However the wife's lover shows that he doesn't care for his children when he completely ignores his wife talking about their child's school report. 
The wife lover is wearing a suit which shows that he more of an upper class job than the husband who's a builder. 
The husband and the wife's family are more close than the the wife's lovers family.
When the girls get hit by the car it shows how all three of the characters react. The wife's lover is in complete shock and locks himself in his car, the husband is worried and also is angry at the wife's lover and other drivers, and the wife is worried about the girl and is angry at her husband.
When the girl is hit by the car the camera angle uses a high shot looking down on the girl, also there is a over the shoulder shot when the husband is looking down at his child.

In the clip from the street, the husband and wife and the wife's lover i think are all working class. I think this because they all live in terraced houses and have normal families. Also that they have normal jobs.