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Free course: The business of film

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Movie slate and film reel on wood Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Fernando Gregory | The business of film explores the business consideration when developing, producing and distribution a film. Using the value chain and case studies to provide a practical in depth exploration of the key business decisions you need to make. It will provide an insight into the development process, who is involved who are key, why films don’t make it, raise your understanding Intellectual property and copyright, break down the elements of distribution, marketing and box office returns.

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