Research Commissioned by Gin Brand Bombay Sapphire Reveals Audiences are Keen for More Original Screenplays and Less Technology
LONDON, April 5, 2012 /CNW/ - A survey around modern film-making has revealed that 81 percent of the international film community believe mainstream audiences now have an appetite for more imaginative films, a trend that would seem supported by the surprise commercial success of 'The Artist' this year (named in the survey as the second most imaginative film people had ever seen).
The research also revealed two-thirds of those surveyed feel there is a shortage of original screenplays hitting cinemas, with big film franchises being favored, and that 60 percent had a concern that too much emphasis on new technology could distract from the importance of imagination in overall film-making.
Despite this, 3D adventure 'Hugo' (2011) came out on top when respondents were asked to name the most imaginative film they have ever seen, followed by 2012 Oscar winner, 'The Artist'.
Joanna Botwood, Bombay Sapphire, Global Brand Manager said: "Bombay Sapphire commissioned this research to spark the debate around imagination within the film industry and highlight some of the challenges that budding film-makers are facing. We believe imagination is the key ingredient in any creative endeavour and, as such, we are working to understand how we can support the film industry going forward."
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE®, the world's number one premium gin by value for a second consecutive year,surveyed more than 3,000 members of the international film community, made up of industry voices and film enthusiasts on the state of imagination in modern film-making.
*Research carried out through Screen International and EMPIRE international databases. 3,065 were surveyed between the 23 and 27 March 2012.
 Data sourced from International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR), for the 12 months to the end of December 2010
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