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Pauline Burt's Comments

  • Comment on: Brit films should be cheaper at cinemas, says Lionsgate UK CEO

    Pauline Burt's comment 18-Nov-2014 3:16 pm

    Price variation, including cheaper for brit indie films would be a terrific step forward, not least for encouraging a broader audience to attend, including those living in social-economic deprivation. For example, with ticket price variation tests within a community film offer www.filminafan.com where family tickets are 6.50, we've seen a loyal and repeat customer base grow, with people attending screenings 15-20 times a year, rather than the UK average of 2.7 Our cinema networks could once again appeal to the masses

  • Comment on: Soda, BFI launch Children’s Cinema Club

    Pauline Burt's comment 8-Aug-2014 1:56 pm

    Brilliant - great to see this collaboration come together and genuine pan-UK input. Looking forward to seeing what films are selected and happy to promote

  • Comment on: UK needs to serve changing audiences

    Pauline Burt's comment 26-Mar-2014 10:28 am

    Well said, Sir Puttnam. We're very interested to see the results for @TheMachinemovie - released last Friday in cinemas and via i-tunes (where it's reached no.2, behind The Hunger Games), quickly followed by DVD/BluRay March 31st. The producers are distributing - bringing their passion and commitment to bear for a burst of marketing activity. But they are crucially not alone - but rather, supported by freelance, knowledgeable distribution consultancy and marketing services. They're paying service fees; closer to their revenue streams and have a direct relationship with their fan-base. Parallel research commissioned, which we'll be happy to share in the coming months.

  • Comment on: Why the UK is missing out on co-production

    Pauline Burt's comment 12-Mar-2014 0:07 am

    It is not a uniform picture across the UK of course. more than 30% of productions coming out of Wales have been EU co-productions, for example, and further co-pros beyond EU. Needs must - but it's been a very productive set of relationships. Recent co-pros with Sweden, several with Ireland, Spain & many more in the pipeline. Would love to see rejoining of Eurimage and more proactive work in this area

  • Comment on: Diversity: UK must invest

    Pauline Burt's comment 25-Feb-2014 2:23 pm

    Well said Andrea. Chiamamanda's talk is inspirational, entertaining and thought provoking on the need for change. This is a multi-faceted need as you say, and one that needs to extend to would-be filmmakers from disadvantaged areas and backgrounds and to those with disabilities too.

  • Comment on: Submarine star among Cinematic winners

    Pauline Burt's comment 5-Feb-2014 1:29 pm

    So excited by the talent that's coming through here. Looking forward to getting these made and seeing what's next for the filmmakers

  • Comment on: The Machine, Halima's Path among Raindance winners

    Pauline Burt's comment 7-Oct-2013 11:15 am

    Congratulations to Cardiff based 'Red and Black' continuing their run of success for The Machine, which kicked off at TriBeCa. Good sales too. A company on the up

  • Comment on: NFTS launches Attenborough fund

    Pauline Burt's comment 12-Jun-2013 11:05 pm

    An inspirational man, and an inspirational evening. It is truly good news that another generation of filmmakers - and more to come - will be supported in their efforts. The bursaries will crucially allow those from varied social and cultural backgrounds to enter this sector, providing different, representative voices- a point that Michael Caine made very eloquently.

  • Comment on: FilmNation: state of the nation

    Pauline Burt's comment 29-May-2013 4:48 pm

    Terrific taste. Great salesman. And a nice guy to boot!

  • Comment on: Chancellor launches UK tax credits

    Pauline Burt's comment 29-Apr-2013 5:51 pm

    guidelines will be on BFI website

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