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The business of film
The business of film

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1 Where do films come from?

This week starts at the very beginning of the process. The key question is identifying what underlying material a film is based on.

You need a good idea or story in order to progress to the development process itself. So, let’s start at the very beginning and consider the various sources for film ideas. Spooks: The Greater Good, for instance, is a continuation of a successful TV series. Other sources would include original ideas, books, magazine articles, real life stories and events.

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Figure 1 Five film posters

Activity 1

Take a look at the film posters in Figure 1, and think about where the stories or ideas for the films came from. Make some notes in the box below.

If you haven’t seen the films you’re allowed to do some research online!

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