Film Data Blog

Each week I look at a different topic around the film industry, focusing on the data and statistics which reveal what's going on.

How optimistic is the global film industry?

This is the eighth of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals from within the global film industry. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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How do film professionals pick their projects?

This is the seventh of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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Key Findings – Project selection
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What are average film distribution fees?

This is the sixth of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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Do film professionals think that 3D is better than 2D?

This is the fifth of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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Do women in film have a harder time than men?

This is the fourth of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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Key Findings – Women in film
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How sensible is a film business investment?

This is the third of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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Key Findings – Film business investment
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Do film professionals pirate movies?

This is the second of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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Has piracy affected the film business?

This is the first of ten articles revealing the results of my survey of 1,235 film industry professionals. More details of the survey and my methodology can be found here and for any questions or clarification please contact me.

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Methodology of my Film Industry Survey 2014

This post explains my ‘Film Industry Survey 2014’, sets out my aims of the project and the exact methodology. You can read the full survey as one 25-page PDF by signing up to my free mailing list or you can read each section as individual blog articles at the following links…

  • Has piracy affected business?
  • Do film professionals illegally download films?
  • Is film a sensible business investment?
  • Do women have a harder time than men?
  • Is 3D better than 2D?
  • What are the average distribution fees?
  • How do professionals pick their next project?
  • How optimistic is the industry about the future?
  • When will VoD pay like DVD?
  • Where does film financing come from?
Introduction

The film industry is heavily influenced by shifting opinions, so I thought it would be fascinating to take …

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How many people work on a Hollywood film?

Last week I ran a course in Malaysia for the Met Film School and the Malaysian Government. Malaysia is set to be a popular destination for Hollywood projects, thanks mostly to the 30% tax break and the brand new Pinewood Studio complex. The studio is not officially open yet but already ‘Marco Polo’ has set up shop and is hiring. The Malaysian government is funding courses to prepare locals for work on huge Hollywood productions and my course last week was for would-be Production Assistants.

In order to give the students a sense of the scale of these productions I asked them to guess how many people worked on the movie ‘Avatar’. Guesses ranged from a few hundred up to a …

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