The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

Tuesday, May 7 2013
The BVA Awards 2013 In Full

It’s a tradition now: at the end of the annual BVA awards ceremony, all the assorted winners of gongs at the video industry’s annual celebration of its achievements, line up for a group shot.

And here, left, is that picture from the 2013 event, held at the now regular location of Old Billingsgate down by the river Thames in the heart of the City of London.

We’ve already discussed the ins and outs of the evening itself on our newsletter, but here we’ve listed the winners in full and, just ahead of that, rounded up some of the figures in an easily digestible form.

Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, we’ve also got some of the reaction and comments that we at The Raygun n compiled for o9ur extensive coverage of the awards event…

So here is, then the BVA Awards 2013 in full…

21 – the total number of awards handed out on the evening. They were rattled through at a fair old pace and was, from where we were sitting, one of the best behaved events of recent years…

Five – the number of awards picked up by Universal on the night, making it the most successful distributor in terms of total number of gongs…

16.5 – the total, in percentage points, of the volume market made up of Universal titles in 2012. Universal represented 16.1 per cent of the making it

Three – the number of awards picked up by Studiocanal, making it the most successful of the distributors outside of the major Hollywood studios on the night

Two – the number of awards picked up by Warner on the evening

Two – the number of awards picked up by Warner for mega-blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises

1.96 million – the total physical sales of The Dark Knight Rises between December 3 2012 and the end of the year, helping ot becomnme the Retail Title Of The Year

One – the number of awards won by Sainsbury’s, which picked up the Retail Store Group Of The Year award, the first the supermarket giant has picked up at the BVA awards…

30 – Anti-piracy group the Federation Against Copyright Theft is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, making its BVA Special Award all the more timely…

Two – the number of awards picked up by Amazon, making it the most successful retailer on the evening

Two – the number of awards picked up by Fox on the evening, making it, along with Warner, the second most successful major studio

77 – the total number of different Star Trek lines available; all were included in the innovative Scan And Buy campaign, amazon.co.uk’s initiative targeting Trek fans at a convention and beyond, which won the Retailer Initiative gong

360 – Premier, winner of both the Supplier/Agency award, as well as having a hand in the Best British Authored Disc, was praised by the judges for its 360 degree approach. It now takes in production and authoring as well as PR and marketing elements…

44 – the share of Momentum sales on Blu-ray enjoyed by The Raid, an impressive feat that helped it pick up Marketing Initiative for films with a box office of between £1million and £3 million

382,000 – total box office receipts, in pounds, of Searching For Sugar Man. It was an impressive feat, but Studiocanal’s home entertainment release went one better, tripling its initial sales forecast on the way to winning Marketing Initiative for a music title…

3 million – the value of the coverage achieved by Fox’s 007 Days Of Bond: The Great British Blu-Relay around the country to launch its Bond 50 Blu-ray set. It ocer-achieved target by 46 per cent on its way to winning a BVA award for catalogue product Marketing Initiative

300,000 – the total value, in pounds, of the additional media value provided by Lionsgate’s third party promotional support for its release of Mad Men Season 5. It won Marketing Initiative for television

10 – the length, in months, of Universal’s work on Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues that helped it on its way to picking up the Marketing Initiative for specialist titles award

100 – Universal celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012, the event and surrounding brouhaha vcreated by the major helped it pick up two related awards…

23 – the total number of sponsors thanked by the BVA for their support. The list includes 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 4DVD, Creo, Delga Press, DVD and Beyond, EDC, Freeform.London, Handle Recruitment, Hixville, Koch Media, Lionsgate, Official Charts Company, Paramount Home Entertainment, Pictureblast, Premier, Real D, Red Photographic, Rovi, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Tea, Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment and Warner Home Entertainment

The awards in full:
RETAIL DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd

RETAIL TITLE OF THE YEAR
The Dark Knight Rises

RENTAL SERVICE OF THE YEAR
LOVEFiLM

RETAIL STORE GROUP OF THE YEAR
Sainsbury’s

ONLINE RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Amazon.co.uk

RETAILER INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Amazon.co.uk – Star Trek Scan and Buy Campaign

ONLINE DIGITAL SERVICE OF THE YEAR
iTunes

SUPPLIER / AGENCY OF THE YEAR
Premier

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Film with a Box Office up to £1 Million)
StudioCanal – Cockneys vs Zombies

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Film with a Box Office of £1 Million to £3 Million)
Momentum Pictures – The Raid

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Film with a Box Office of £3 Million to £10 Million)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment – Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: Dog Days

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Film with a Box Office over £10 Million)
Warner Home Entertainment – The Dark Knight Rises

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Children’s)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd – Monster High – Ghouls Rule

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Music)
StudioCanal – Searching for Sugar Man

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Catalogue Product)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment – Bond 50 Blu-Ray Collection

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Catalogue Campaign)
Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary Campaign

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Television)
Lionsgate Home Entertainment – Mad Men Season 5

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR (Specialist)
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd – Kevin Bridges: The Story Continues…

CREATIVE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd – Universal 100 Augmented Reality campaign

BEST BRITISH AUTHORED DISC OF THE YEAR
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – StudioCanal/Premier

BVA SPECIAL AWARD
Federation Against Copyright Theft 1983-2013

The reaction, comment from the winners:

“We are thrilled with Universal’s five wins at last night’s BVA Awards, including Retail Distributor of the Year. 2012 was a massive year for the studio following the success of our 100th Anniversary and it is a wonderful opportunity to conclude the celebration of our Centennial on this high note. It has been another great year for our children’s and special interest titles, where we pride ourselves in leading the market with an innovative marketing approach to these categories. We look forward to continued Home Entertainment success in 2013 with the imminent release of Les Misérables and fantastic slate ahead.”
Ian Foster, Universal

“A fantastic night! I’m immensely pleased for the team and the deserved trophies we picked up last night. TCFHE pride ourselves on the creativity and passion of our staff, whose talent and dedication deliver best in practice campaigns year on year, so it’s great to see their sheer hard work once again receive recognition from the industry.”
Robert Price, Fox

“We were delighted to receive two awards for The Dark Knight Rises. Everyone worked so hard on this release to ensure we delivered a great campaign and a great sales result, so it was brilliant to have the team recognised in this way.”
John Stanley, Warner

“We are absolutely ecstatic at winning not one, but three awards. The marketing campaigns on Searching For Sugar Man and Cockneys Vs Zombies were both highly creative whilst being cost-effective and we were so pleased to see all of the hard work officially rewarded. A big well done to our servicing team and Premier who took the award for best authored disc for the second year running – an outstanding achievement and thoroughly deserved.”
Kelly Morris, Studiocanal

“We are obviously delighted to have won this award with Studiocanal for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The fact that we were nominated for three of the four best disc nominations this year and that we’ve won this award for four of the last five years, is a true testament to the team and something that we are really proud of.”
James Greenwall, Premier

“We are thrilled to have won agency of the year for a second time, with thanks to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Universal Pictures International Entertainment for nominating us. The past year has seen Premier widen its offering from a long-standing PR service to a 360 degree creative communications agency whose engaging and inspiring teamwork are a result of the combined creative ability of PR, video entertainment and production teams. We would like to thank all our clients of the past year for buying into these ideas and allowing us to work on some really exciting product.”
Steven Pearson, Premier

“As well as winning the Agency of the Year award, it was an honour to be recognised for our part in the success of Bond 50, with the Marketing Initiative award highlighting the ‘007 Days of Bond’ Blu-relay tour that Premier conceived and managed. The tour was a unique initiative and the largest scale publicity campaign we have been involved in. It superbly showcased Premier’s 360 degree offering, with the PR, Production, Special Projects and Graphics departments working together to deliver a groundbreaking campaign that spanned the length of Great Britain.”
Leigh Debbage, Premier

“We are absolutely delighted to win a BVA for The Raid. It was a team effort across acquisitions, sales, marketing and our publicity partners Fetch. It was also, a nice way to send Adam Eldrett off to his new post at Universal with an award in his hand.”
Ken McMahon, Momentum

“We’re obviously delighted to win the award. We’ve spent a lot of time both internally, and with our suppliers evolving our business model over the last 16 months, while still keeping our customer at the heart of everything we do. We believe our growth reflects the success of these changes and I would like to think this award is a reflection of our efforts.”
Andy Chatburn, Sainsbury’s

“The BVA Special Award recognised the achievements of FACT not just over the past year, but the past 30 years. As the legitimate video landscape has changed, FACT has been readily available to adapt to protect the interests of its members across the audio-visual sector and increasingly in other sectors.”
Eddy Leviten, FACT

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