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The business of film
The business of film

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2.4 From idea to screenplay

So far, the course has explored the many ways that films come about. Now it’s time to look at a real example as it came to fruition.

In this video clip, Ollie Madden, the producer of the case study film, Spooks: The Greater Good, and the writers talk about some of the challenges they faced in adapting a long-running, extremely popular BBC TV show into a film. When the show was brought to an end by the producers in 2011 they started to talk about the feature film. The feature film was eventually released in May 2015.

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