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"From Addis To Cannes" An Interview With Ethiopian Filmmakers

  • By Erin Grover
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  • July 10, 2014 2:48 AM
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"We are 90% the same in the world. The 10% difference is based on where we live. The culture, political issues, or religions can separate us. When we make a film or write a script, whatever the language, we have to say something for everyone... that's why I'm here at Cannes, to share my story and sell my film." - Hermon Hailay, Ethiopia

ISA of the Day: Brian O'Shea of The Exchange

  • By Erin Grover
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  • July 9, 2014 4:02 PM
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The Exchange is an international sales and finance company based in Los Angeles and was created by Brian O'Shea who has nearly twenty years of experience in the film industry. It recently released "Obvious Child"

ISA of the Day: Andreas Rothbauer of Picture Tree Films

  • By Erin Grover
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  • July 3, 2014 2:53 PM
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Andreas Rothbauer shares Picture Tree's success, his experience, and his take on the transition and evolution of functionality in the industry. Picture Tree Films includes titles such as Metal Head and Fack Ju Goehte (Suck Me Shakespeer)

Interview: Louise Archambault on her film 'Gabrielle'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • July 3, 2014 10:00 AM
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Québécoise filmmaker Louise Archambault's sophomore feature Gabrielle is an incredibly touching film that radiates joy and presents a singularly honest take on the subject of mentally challenged individuals.

LatinoBuzz: Amat Escalante, 'Heli' and Cinema as a Cathartic Medium

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • June 11, 2014 2:00 PM
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Focusing on the horrors that a single family has to undergo the story is a bold statement that confronts the subject fearlessly and avoids sentimentalism. Winner of the Best Director award at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, and chosen as Mexico's Official Submission to compete for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar last year, Escalante's latest is a movie of its time that is interested in the human side of the despicable circumstances.

New Morning Films: How Selling Ice Cream Can Lead to Selling Films

  • By Erin Grover
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  • June 8, 2014 7:53 PM
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New Morning Films is a relatively new sales company started by Germain Labeille that represents exquisite art house films including "Letter to the King" and "Before Snowfall" (both by Hisham Zaman), which both won The Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at the Goteborg Film Festival in 2013 and 2014.

ISA of the Day: Michael Fister of Angel Grace

  • By Erin Grover
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  • June 6, 2014 5:08 PM
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Farah Goes Bang, from the Angel Grace Slate
Michael Fister talks about how he started Angel Grace Productions, 'Farah Goes Bang', and more about his drive to share meaningful films.

ISA of the Day: Michael Favelle of Odin's Eye Entertainment

  • By Erin Grover
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  • June 3, 2014 10:05 AM
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Odin's Eye is one of the few film sales and distribution companies based in Australia, and is highly active in the international markets. Founder Michael Favelle talks about his unexpected entry into film sales, his hybrid approach to distribution, and Scarygirl, his company's biggest international co-production yet.

Interview: Producer Michael Gruskoff on the Foreign Language Academy Award and International Hollywood

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • June 2, 2014 12:15 PM
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To listen to renowned Hollywood producer Michael Gruskoff talk about his experiences with some of the most legendary directors around, is an awe-inspiring experience. In a business so reluctant to taking chances that might represent financial loss, Gruskoff has placed it all on the line in order to support original voices and talent outside of the norm.

A Strange Request of Affection : Thomas Beatty & Rebecca Fishman on 'The Big Ask'

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • May 30, 2014 10:15 PM
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Unafraid of digging into the most personal, often painful, fibers of their personalities, married co-directors Thomas Beatty & Rebecca Fishman created a film that feels brutally honest and human, while constantly easing away the drama with colorful humor. Their feature debut 'The Big Ask' is now in theaters.

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