How has Working Title adapted to changes in the film industry
Working Title is a British film production company, based in London . The company was founded by Tim Bevan and Sarah Radclyffe in 1983, It produces feature films and several television productions films . Eric Fellner and Bevan are now the co-owners of the company.
Working Title are known for producing films that appeal to audiences to both sides of the Atlantic.They did this by selecting A list actors and making films with basic plots that are easy to watch and don't require much thinking from the audience.However recently the critically aclaimed thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was released by Working Title,Which was a completely different genre to any other film they have made.According to the IMDB the film appealed mostly to males under 18 ,which is a completely different demographic to any other film they have produced.The change of genre was one of Working Titles many changes to adapt to the rapid changes in the film industry .
Working Title began as an independent company,therefore funding for films became increasingly difficult,until NBC Universal became one of Working Titles parent companies and owners.This has lead to a long lasting relationship between the two companies and exceptional profit.Without Universal, Working Titles probably wouldn't have made such popular films and not exist today.
Working Titles relationship with Studio Canal has also been very beneficial.They have financed many of Working Titles films ,most famously 'Bridget Jones's Diary'.