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New Program Manager for Berlinale Talents

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 16, 2014 10:30 AM
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Starting this month, Florian Weghorn has taken over as program manager for Berlinale Talents.

U.S. Distributors A–Z First Half 2014 is Now Available!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 15, 2014 11:00 AM
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This shows the current U.S. distributors and what they are buying from whom from January through June 2014.

Berlin-Based PRIMEHOUSE Mourns the Loss of Creative Head Frank Stehling

  • By Erin Grover
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  • July 10, 2014 11:23 AM
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Frank Stehling, CEO and owner of Berlin-based PRIMEHOUSE passed away on 2nd July 2014, after a heart attack.

European Film Market Announces a New Director

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 3, 2014 10:00 AM
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On June 1, 2014, Matthijs Wouter Knol from the Netherlands became the new head of the Berlinale’s European Film Market (EFM). Since 2008, Knol has been the program manager of Berlinale Talents (formerly known as the Berlinale Talent Campus), and is well acquainted with both the Festival and the EFM.

Winter Rights Roundup Now Available!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 14, 2014 8:24 PM
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Sydney has just finished her Winter Rights Roundup Report which is the only source for buying - selling activity in the recently completed Winter 2014 Markets.

Sydney Speaks Legalese (sort of!)

  • By Jared Feldschreiber
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  • March 4, 2014 10:19 AM
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Lawyer Herald interviewed me. This is an interview I myself am proud of. Hope you like it too:

Talks in Berlin

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 26, 2014 10:49 PM
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Though the market seemed slow on the surface, the usual sales got made: the larger companies selling almost out, the smaller ones busily speaking with others, selling here and there, worrying if this would get better, worse, or stay the same

The Berlinale and EFM from my POV

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 26, 2014 10:44 PM
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You hear it all the time: Quality a bit soft. Not a lot of Big Titles. Not a lot of big news. But Americans were buying all the same, and to quote Screen International: “The current market is focused on smart money and smart deals, not volume of product”.

Profile of a Producer: Hank Levine

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 22, 2014 7:35 PM
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Hank Levine, the German producer who spent a couple of years in L.A. where we met before he moved to Brazil. Now back home in Berlin, he continues to produce great international films.

Berlinale: Prizes of the International Jury Announced!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 17, 2014 10:30 AM
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This year's Berlinale winners have just been announced at the Closing Night Gala.

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