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Cannes is Coming? Prepare With These Reports From SydneysBuzz

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • April 6, 2014 4:01 PM
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Know what U.S. Distributors are acquiring, what projects are in play and what companies are in the mix. This report is meant to be useful for producers looking for U.S. distribution.

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:

Pierre Lescure elected President of the Festival de Cannes

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 31, 2014 9:30 AM
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The Board of Directors of the Festival de Cannes elected its future President at its January 14th meeting.

Sundance Links to Cannes Website Cinando.com

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • December 15, 2013 8:30 AM
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The Cannes Market created Cinando which is more than just a database. Seeded by the original database created by yours truly, called FilmFinders, the Cannes Market Director, Jerome Paillard, has extended Cinando’s purpose of giving clear definition to international sales agents’ product and territorial distributors’ acquisitions.

Ask the Screenplay Doctor: Interview with Sydney Levine, President of Sydney's Buzz

  • By Susan Kouguell
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  • December 5, 2013 8:30 AM
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This month I speak to Sydney Levine, president of SydneysBuzz -- whose tagline for her company -- “Pulling Back the Curtain on the International Film Industry” -- precisely does just that. Levine focuses on international film industry developments and analysis of the international film market related to buyers, sales agents, filmmakers, film festivals and distribution

LatinoBuzz: Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum Award 2013 For the Best Project

  • By Carlos Aguilar
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  • October 16, 2013 9:29 PM
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The film industries of Latin America and Europe collaborated during the past San Sebastian International Film festival in a co-production forum that brought creators, producers, distributors, and other important figures in the film industry together in order to tighten and expand relationships, and promote new and developing projects.

Ben Barenholtz, A Life in Film International Film Business

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • October 8, 2013 6:00 PM
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This week is Ben Barenholtz' birthday. We'd like to celebrate by running 2 pieces on his amazing wonderful life. This is his public bio, which in itself, tells of a rich wonderful career in film. In the next days we'll publish his amazing memoir of his European childhood when he narrowly escaped from the hands of Jew killers during the War. I personally owe Ben a lot. When I was producing some years back Ben was working for Almi and bought an indie film I produced 'Home Free All' by Director Stewart Bird for that company. The money from that deal paid our investors and took us out of a deep financial hole. I am always grateful to Ben for his vision and belief in us then. Now for his professional bio - Biography for Ben Barenholtz

Raphael Berdugo of Cite Films, Paris - France's Most Prolific Distributor?

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • September 8, 2013 4:30 PM
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Raphael Berdugo is a very busy guy. His acquired and produced films, sold by his sales agent brand Cite Films are successful, of the highest quality and widely honored. He does his own sales and attends the Markets at Festivals such as Cannes, TIFF Toronto and Berlin.

Video: Interview with Claudia Triana de Vargas

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 27, 2013 1:30 PM
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Watch an interview with Claudia Triana de Vargas, Director of Proimagenes Colombia

U.S. Distrib Q1 2013 is Posted!

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • May 25, 2013 1:30 PM
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The U.S. Distributors Report for the First Quarter 2013 from SydneysBuzz is up! Check it out here!

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