Recently, both Catherine Rampell from the New York Times and Ted Hope have published interesting data on genres. Catherine Rampell looked at how audiences and critics typically rate genres differently – the genre they disagree most about is romantic comedies. On Ted Hope’s Filmonomics blog, Colin Brown showed how investors are four times keener to invest in comedies than LGBT and faith-based films. To join in the debate, I’ve had a look at genre from the point of view of the UK film industry. In summary;
- The genres with the highest budgetary spend are Action, Fantasy and Sci-fi.
- By number British filmmakers mostly make Dramas, Comedies and Documentaries.
- One in four UK films is a Drama but they make up only 7% of UK box office
- The …