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    Our Daily ISA (International Sales Agent): Bleiberg Entertainment and its genre label Compound B

    I asked Roman Kopelevich, chief of sales for Ehud Bleiberg's company to send me information on the company which stands out as a U.S. based company which produces and sells quality films both in U.S. and in Israel. Producer Ehud Bleiberg launched Beverly Hills-based production and international sales company Bleiberg Entertainment in September 2005 after 12 years as Chairman & CEO of another international production, distribution and sales company he co-founded in 1993. At that time when he and his partner arrived in L.A. from Israel, the film community was curious to know how the "new Israelis" would fit in. Others had come and gone, leav...

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    Festivals Undergoing Major Sea Changes As Seen in Fall Fests...Focus on Latino and Spanish Language

    IFP, NYFF, TIFF, Locarno, Venice, San Sebastian …and Special Focus on Latino and Spanish Language Oriented Festivals and Business

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    Toronto Business Goes On...Or Does It? (And The Winners Are...)

    Even though the festival is continuing, I had to get home early, because Saturday I am going to (yet another!!) Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. More from there soon!

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    Rights Round Up Fall Markets from Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Telluride and AFM - By Sales Agents A-M

    THIS IS NOW IN 2 PARTS. THIS IS PART ONE. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL VERSION WITH UPDATES AS THEY HAPPEN.

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    Rights Round Up Fall Markets from Locarno, Venice, Toronto, Telluride and AFM - By Sales Agents N-Z

    THIS IS THE SECOND PART OF THE CURRENT RIGHTS ROUND UP, ORGANIZED BY SALES AGENTS N THROUGH Z. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL VERSION WITH UPDATES AS THEY HAPPEN.

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    Summer of Goliath wins in Venice

    Summer of Goliath, one of three FiGa films in Toronto FF won best picture in Venice's Orizzonti section. A Canadian/ Mexican/ Netherlands co-production, it is the first Mexican film to ever win in Venice. Hubert Bals Funding brought in the Dutch side of the production. There will be lots to celeb...

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    Toronto and the Fall Market Season Begins (The Real Rights List)

    Now that everyone has listed the new titles announced for Toronto, Venice and San Sebastian, Locarno is over, Rome is waiting in the wings, and Telluride has finally told, I would like to do a survey of some films' sales' stats. IM Global is treating Toronto as an all-out market. The sales agents as well as the publicists are positioning their films via email to the trade. I just saw White Wedding by Jann Turner ♀ which is being sold in the "market" as well by The Little Film Company and its positive review in L.A. Times. It is very timely and enjoyable, at the same time touches ever more present issues of race and equality, this time in ...

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    Alain Corneau, 67 RIP

    Just days before the Toronto premiere of Love Crime, Alain Corneau, the celebrated French director who won the best director Cesar for Tous Les Matins Du Monde in 1992, has died from cancer. He was 67. He started out as a jazz musician before a long career in cinema. He studied at L'IDHEC (La FEMIS...

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    Producers to Watch: Jonathan Dana

    By guest blogger Peter Belsito:Jonathan Dana is an independent producer and former distribution executive currently at CODE Entertainment. He is known for the quality and number of his productions and his longevity in the L.A. and international film business at the highest levels.Also a good guy and friend. More than just a friend, he introduced us to the founders of Withoutabox, David Straus and Joe Neulight, in 2000. Jonathan was one of the original investors in WAB and supervised the launch of WAB with Joe and David. Six years later reminded us to give them a call. That call resulted in our joining forces which resulted in IMDb, an Am...

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    Producers Lab Toronto Set by EFP and TIFF for Co-Productions

    The European Film Promotion (EFP) in collaboration with the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is inaugurating a co-production opportunity international film projects which will include 12 European and 12 Canadian producers. It will take ...

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