How do UK producers put together the package and raise the finance for a film aimed at significant theatrical box-office success?
Ben Roberts, Director of BFI Lottery Film Fund, discusses how to make films of this ambition and scale with Simon Oakes from Hammer Films (The Woman in Black, The Quiet Ones, Let Me In), Andy Mayson, joint CEO of UK production and distribution group, Altitude film Entertainment (Big Game, Kill Your Friends, 47 Meters Down), Danny Perkins, CEO, StudioCanal (Man Up, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Kill Your Friends) and Claudia Bluemhuber, Managing Partner, Silver Reel. Is there a genre to which this budget is best suited? What helps financiers backing these films? And what are they looking for in a package?