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Glossary – 241 Glossary Alternative content See Event cinema BAFTA British Academy of Film and Television Arts (www.bafta.org) BARB Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board. The company that compiles audience figures for UK television (www.barb.co.uk) BBFC British Board of Film Classification. Independent body responsible for classifying films and video. See Cinema film classification (www.bbfc.org.uk) Blu-ray disc An optical disc format that can store up to 50 Gb of data, almost six times the capacity of a dual layer DVD. It uses a short wavelength blue-violet laser to read and write information to disc Box office Total value of ticket sales for a film screened commercially at cinemas Box office gross Box office takings before deduction of Value Added Tax (VAT) BVA British Video Association. The trade body representing the interests of publishers and rights owners of pre-recorded home entertainment on video (www.bva.org.uk) CAA Cinema Advertising Association. The trade association of cinema advertising contractors operating in the UK and Republic of Ireland (www. cinemaadvertisingassociation.com) Cash-in A notification to an Examining Board that all units of a qualification (e.g. GCSE) have been completed and an overall grade should now be awarded Cinema film classification Classification given to a film by the British Board of Film Classification for a theatrical release. Indicates the film’s suitability for audiences according to their age Community cinema (community exhibition) Voluntary providers of films bringing a variety of programming, often non-mainstream, to local communities which may have limited access to commercial cinemas Concession revenue Revenue from sales of food, drinks and merchandise at cinemas Co-production A film made by companies from more than one country, often under the terms of a bilateral coproduction treaty or the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production Country of origin The nationality of a film. In the case of coproductions, this may include more than one country DCMS Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Government department responsible for setting UK film policy and for administering the National Lottery Distribution Fund (www.culture.gov.uk) Digital projection The projection of a film onto a cinema screen using a digital master and a digital projector, ie using electronic signals to direct light onto the screen rather than passing light through a celluloid strip Digital video recorder (DVR) A digital set-top box with hard drive capable of storing large amounts of audiovisual content. Sometimes referred to as Personal video recorder (PVR) Distributor A person or company that acquires the right to exploit the commercial and creative values of a film in the theatrical, video and television markets. Also undertakes the promotional and marketing activities to attract audiences to a film


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