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  Film industry
How does a film get made?
Who chooses what films I see?
How do movies make money?
So who's a Best Boy then?

 
Watching a movie at the cinema Who chooses what films I see?
You do, but some people say you don't have a completely free choice.

The big movie studios have a say in which films are shown at your local cinema, because they own some of the multiplex cinemas.

Studios also release a film on the date when they think it will make the most money. That means you might have to wait for what seems like ages to see a film that is already out in the USA.

Some people say the power of big studios is unfair on smaller filmmakers, but in the end no-one can make you go and see a film.

There are lots of examples of big budget films from major studios that have opened in thousands of cinemas and bombed.


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