We are looking to expand into the US and APAC over the next two years – it would be good to access some initial market data for each region to assess feasibility around the thriller market for publishing and film.
Hi Julian, it’s good to hear from you. It’s Rich Powell here from UKTI in New York.
As I’ve mentioned before, some of that research/analysis could potentially be undertaken here in the US by the Trade & Investment teams at the various Consulate’s across the US. Alternatively, have you spoken to Keith Moses in the London in the UKTI team there, about applying for the Export Market research Scheme (EMRS) to come to market and undertake your own research? That grant – if awarded – covers half your flight and hotel costs for the entire period. Let me know if you’d like a re-introduction, and I’ll facilitate it.
Alternatively, in terms of who’s currently splaying n the space, useful lists of publishers include:
And some general info/stats on the US film thriller market can be found here:
Let me know if you’d like me to re-send the info on Establishing A Business Presence here, I’d be happy to pass that on, as well as speak to you again, off line, and n the phone. Sincerely,
Vice-Consul (Creative & Media)
UKTI New York
If you would like to find out about the China market, I would suggest considering a reserach report – Keith Moses, UKTI London (mentioned above) can help, as can we at the China-Britain Business Council. If you would like to discuss further, please let me know.
Hi Julian, your question was forwarded to the relevant sector leads at UKTI Seoul in South Korea. They came back with the below (separated into two posts for space restriction reasons). If you’re interested in finding out any more please let us know – firstname.lastname@example.org – Thanks!
KOCCA (Korea Creative Content Agency)
http://korean-content.com (a government agency)
Korean Film Council (KOFIC)
Above sites contains comprehensive info on the Korean film industry and companies can find lots of useful info on how the market is in Korea.
Just to give a snapshot on the industry, South Korea is now one of the fastest growing cinema markets in the world. The South Korean movie and television industry has become fashionable throughout East Asia – the so called "Korean Wave" of entertainment is generating substantial export revenues. However, although they have benefited from a significant growth in their regional market and the Korean film industry exports are keen to reduce their dependence on the Asian markets. There may be some potential for UK companies in the areas such as development of film production, distribution, and promotion that can more effectively address the opportunities of a globalised target market place.