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Domestic UK feature A domestic (indigenous) UK feature is a film made by a UK production company that is produced wholly or partly in the UK Download See Film download Download to Own (DTO) A type of Video on Demand business model which allows users to purchase permanent film downloads for storage on a hard drive, and in some cases to burn an additional copy to DVD. Also known as Electronic-sell-through (EST). See Video on Demand Download to Rent (DTR) A type of Video on Demand business model which allows users to download content to view within a limited time period (often up to 48 hours following the first play). See Video on Demand DVD - digital versatile disc A digital optimal disc storage format, invented and developed in 1995, capable of being played on different types of players Electronic-sell-through (EST) See Download to Own (DTO) English Regions Formerly known as Government Office Regions (GORs) they were an administrative classification used to establish the boundaries of the Regional Development Agencies and the Regional Screen Agencies. In 2011 the administrative function of GORs was abolished but the areas were kept for statistical purposes and are now known just as ‘Regions’ Event cinema Also known as ‘alternative content’. Non-feature film programming in cinemas, such as the live screening of events or performances happening elsewhere. Event cinema has become a regular feature of some UK cinemas in recent years, and has been made possible by the availability of digital projection 242 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 Exhibitor A cinema operator that rents a film from a distributor to show to a cinema audience. See Film rental Feature film A film made for cinema release, rather than a film made for television, and usually of at least 80 minutes duration Film download A digital version of a film transferred (either officially or unofficially) from the internet to a personal computer or mobile device. Downloads may also go directly to television sets via games consoles, internet protocol television or dedicated set-top boxes Film rental The sum of money paid to the distributor by the exhibitor in return for the right to show a particular film. Usually calculated as a percentage of net box office Film tax relief Tax relief on film production costs available for British qualifying films. Films must either pass the Cultural Test or qualify as an official co-production Franchise A film series such as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and its sequels GCE – General Certificate of Education An academic qualification comprising Advanced Level (A Level) and Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) GCSE – General Certificate of Secondary Education An academic qualification awarded in a specific subject, generally taken by students aged 14-16 in secondary education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scottish equivalent is the Standard Grade)


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