The latest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise has smashed box office records, with global opening weekend takings of over $530m, even beating Star Wars hit "The Force Awakens". To discuss this and more, Simon Rose was joined by James Cameron-Wilson on The Business of Film.
Business of Film: Beauty and the Beast enchants UK box office
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The Business of Film with film critic, James Cameron Wilson looking at the biggest winners and losers at the box office this week, including Disney's Beauty and Beast live action name of the 1991 animated feature.
It was an Oscars to be remembered, but possibly for the wrong reasons. La La Land was incorrectly announced as Best Picture winner but Moonlight actually took the gong. PwC, the firm responsible for handing out the verdicts, has come under severe criticism for the blunder. Film critic James Cameron-Wilson joined Share Radio's Ed Bowsher to discuss what happened.
As the London Film Festival kicks off, one question posed will be how the EU Referendum results will impact the sector. According to the British Film Institute, the UK Film industry contributed over £3.6 billion to the British economy in 2015. So will we see this figure drop, or will a cheaper pound temp foreign filmmakers to use the UK even more? Matt Cox spoke to film critic James Cameron Wilson to find out the state of the silver screen in Britain.
An Ofcom report showed the average person in the UK spends just under 9 hours using media and communications every day - more than they spend sleeping.
The telecom regulator's annual Communications Market Report, revealed some interesting data regarding the digital state of the nation.
Joe Aldridge spoke to Professor Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey about the changing ways we access the internet.
Steve Clarke, Joe Aldridge, Professor Alan Woodward
Nick Peters opens the programme discussing M&S' new summer advert with Brand Consultant Adrian Day, together they look at the company's new approach to recover and grow the M&S clothing brand. Colin Williamson explores how the world of journalist is changing after CityAm's new strategy to tear down the editorial and commercial divide; while Sam Scott, Head of Video at The Drum, explains their latest series, Cliche Killers- a satirical take on the Top 12 cliches in advertising.
This week Nick Peters focuses on rebranding, using Coca Cola as his prime example. He speaks to branding expert Adrian Day on how the adverts for the iconic fizzy drink have completely changed, especially as health campaigns emerged to fight obesity. Nick also analyses how online content has changed for brands and advertisers since the birth of the Internet with Max Tatton-Brown, from Augur. Nick also compares YouTube video campaigns as more powerful advertising tools than TV adverts with Joe Wade, Founder of Don’t Panic and BAFTA-winning filmmaker.