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ISA of the Day: 108 Media

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 30, 2012 9:30 AM
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108 Media is a unique, vertically integrated and diversified next-generation media company with activities including worldwide sales, distribution, and ownership of films, television, and digital content. The company seeks underappreciated, overlooked gems across a wide range of genres, with and without North American rights attached. 108 Media and Mark Urman's Paladin have joined together to orchestrate North American releases for their films.

Women to Watch: Susan Seidelman

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 29, 2012 8:30 AM
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Susan Seidelman is one of the few women directors with a filmography spanning 30 years (and she's still young!) Her first film, Smithereens (1982), was a defining film for me as I had just moved to New York (to work for ABC Video) and this was a definitive New York movie. The second, Desperately Seeking Susan (1985), was even more defining. Starring Madonna who lived a few blocks away from Susan herself who also knew the music scene where Madonna was just beginning to make a name. Her films share a certain theme which includes the current film The Hot Flashes, (ISA: Lightning Entertainment) premiering at AFM for U.S. and other distributor/ buyers on November 3 at 1pm and November 5 at 11 am.

LatinoBuzz: Morelia Film Festival Celebrates A Decade of Discovery, A Conversation with Festival Director, Daniela Michel

  • By Christine Davila
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  • October 28, 2012 8:13 PM
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Since 2003, the Morelia Film Festival has been nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and has rooted its niche as a discovery festival of up and coming Mexican filmmakers. At the same time it’s earned a prestigious reputation for its expertly curated sidebars that would make the most hard core cinephile drool, and for the Festival’s unparalleled attention and hospitality towards their guests, Invitados.

Hurricane Sandy aka Frankenstorm Battening Down the Hatches in N.Y.

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 28, 2012 6:38 PM
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Bad news could be good for the movies. As theaters close down in the face of the super storm dubbed Frankenstorm, online viewing could show increased numbers.

The American Film Market

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • October 27, 2012 3:35 PM
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Jonathan Wolf, Executive VP of The Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA®) and Managing Director of the American Film Market discusses the current market climate with Peter.

Scripwriting Workshop Dreamago Continues Its Third Year of Panels During The American Film Market

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 25, 2012 4:29 PM
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DreamAgo, in partnership with Hamilton International, the renowned Swiss watch company, will host "Hamilton Helps DreamAgo Connect," on Thursday, November 1st and Friday Nov 2nd during the 2012 American Film Market.

LatinoBuzz: Pablo Larrain Made a Film About Chilean Politics and Thinks Politicians are Liars. But, Wants You to Vote for Obama Anyway

  • By Vanessa Erazo
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  • October 24, 2012 9:30 AM
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Pablo Larraín has made two films about Pinochet’s dictatorship in Chile, Tony Manero and Post-Mortem. His most recent film, NO, about the referendum that ended Pinochet’s almost twenty year rule, completes what Larraín has called an “unintentional trilogy” on the Chilean dictatorship. After it received a standing ovation at its world premiere during La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (Directors’ Fortnight) at Cannes, the North American rights were quickly snatched up by Sony Pictures Classics. It recently had its U.S. Premiere at the New York Film Festival.

Mahyad Tousi Joins With Power to the Pixel

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • October 23, 2012 9:30 AM
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We think it is great that one of our favorite guys Mahyad Tousi was at Power to the Pixel looking to find and promote stories from South/ East/ Central Asia. A great matchup.

AFM is Nearly Here

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 23, 2012 12:00 AM
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When Are Films Political: When They're by Marco Orsini

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • October 22, 2012 10:00 AM
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Born to Puerto-Rican parents in San Juan, Marco Orsini was raised on a succession of U.S. military bases in the Far East and Europe before attending high school in the American South at the height of desegregation. The first feature film he directded, The Reluctant Traveler, documents an ambitious and exhaustive cultural expedition across the northern half of Ethiopia. Lately, Marco has been measuring the distance from home against the presumptions and pre-occupations of the American news media, which have never seemed more parochial.  A taste for adventure and exploration characterizes his life and his career.

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