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Stephen Follows

Stephen Follows

Stephen is an award-winning writer and producer based in Ealing Studios. He is well-known for his film data blog on his website, stephenfollows.com, and was a guest speaker at one of our Jam Sessions. Follow him on Twitter @StephenFollows.
Stephen is an award-winning writer and producer based in Ealing Studios. He is well-known for his film data blog on his website, stephenfollows.com, which studies trends in the film industry by analyzing statistical data. Follow him on Twitter @StephenFollows.


Articles by Stephen Follows

Does Hollywood use the same movie release pattern every year?

By Stephen Follows April 4, 2016

Stephen Follows digs into the yearly trends in studio release patterns. This article was originally posted by Stephen Follows on his film data blog. Check out stephenfollows.com for more in-depth analysis of the film industry. A few weeks ago I looked into the theory that January and February are Hollywood ‘dump months’ when the studios rush […]

The thoughts of UK cinema staff

By Stephen Follows November 2, 2015

Stephen Follows surveys UK cinema staff to hear their opinions on ticket costs, cinema food, pay and more.   This article was originally posted as part 3 of a 3-part series on Stephen Follows’ blog on October 26th, 2015. Visit his site, stephenfollows.com, for parts 1 and 2, and for more insightful analysis of the film industry.  Two weeks ago […]

Films with public funding hire more women that those without

By Stephen Follows October 5, 2015

Stephen Follows shows that, though female directors are still a minority, they’re a significantly higher proportion within publicly-funded films. Today’s article is an offshoot of two strands of research I’ve been working on over the past few years – gender in the film industry and UK public film funding.  I looked at the percentage of […]

Hollywood sequels by numbers

By Stephen Follows September 1, 2015

Stephen Follows studies Hollywood’s sequel fever, to determine by how much the industry has been saturated by sequels over the past few years. This article was originally posted on June 15th, 2015 by Stephen Follows on his blog at stephenfollows.com. Follow his site for more insightful analysis of the film industry.  Last week’s article on how original Hollywood movies are had […]

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