The course The Business of Film is an online class provided by The Open University through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Explore the intriguing world of film production and find out about the complexities of development, distribution and finance._x000D_
Find out how movies are funded, made and marketed
Making a film is a creative exploit, but just like any other business, the aim is also to make money.
This online course will show you how. It has been created with Pinewood Studios – the leading provider of studio services to the global screen-based industries.
Using the value chain concept and independent film case studies, it provides a practical, in-depth exploration of key business decisions.
It asks: why do films fail? Why are intellectual property and copyright important? Why do films get public funding? And what is the relationship between marketing, box office returns and film success?
This course is aimed at those who already have a basic understanding of film production.
The Open University
The Open University (OU) is the largest academic institution in the UK and a world leader in flexible distance learning, with a mission to be open to people, places, methods and ideas.
To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / The Open University you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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