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Mubi’s Expanding Film Business
mubi logo How has Mubi’s SVOD platform developed in recent years, and how do they differentiate themselves from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and locally-oriented specialist platforms? Roderik Smits discusses Mubi’s business model and explains why they are now trying to break in to the distribution business. Promoting film culture Mubi started in 2007 as an information-sharing platform which introduced quality auteur films to an online audience of cinephiles.
Conference report: UK Film Distribution: What’s Changing?
IMG_2083 Nathan Townsend reports from the UK Film Distribution: What’s Changing? event, organised by MeCETES and Creative Europe Desk UK at the Regent Street Cinema, London, 13 June 2016. Few conferences have such an unambiguous title, and the programme succeeded in exploring what it says on the tin, albeit with a more diverse range of European input than the headline suggested.
UK Should Export More Films to China and Brazil, Says BFI Chief
cameron-china-2__131202164202 Huw D Jones reports on the Westminister Media Forum: Next Steps for the UK film industry, held at the Caledonian Club, London, July 17, 2014. China and Brazil should be priority markets for British film exports, BFI chief executive Amanda Nevill told an industry gathering in London on July 17. Nevill acknowledged some within the film industry remained skeptical about the BFI’s international strategy, but pointed ...
Foreign Language European Films in UK Cinemas
French comedy drama Untouchables was a hit across Europe in 2012, except in the UK. Subtitled dramas like The Killing and The Bridge have become a regular feature of British TV schedules  over recent years. Yet UK cinema admissions for foreign language European films remain low. Huw D Jones explores this paradox. Last Saturday over 1 million Britons tuned-in to watch the Italian detective series Inspector De Luca, the latest foreign language import to be shown in BBC Four’s Saturday evening drama ...
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