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FiGa Films New Acquisitions for AFM

  • November 2, 2011 10:00 AM
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North American sales agency and distributor FiGa Films has recently acquired several new Ibero American titles just in time for the American Film Market.

Why Marshall McLuhan would Dig Transmedia and DIY Distribution

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 27, 2011 2:30 AM
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UCLA is hosting a DIY Day this Friday 9AM to 7:30 PM and The Film Collaborative's Orly Ravid and Jeffrey Winter will present their new must-read book "How to Sell Your Film Without Selling Your Soul" at 6:30. It will all take place at the Charles E. Young Research Library on the north side of the UCLA campus. Parking in Structure 3.

Rajendra Roy - Chief Curator of the Department of Film, MOMA

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • October 10, 2011 10:29 AM
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By Guest Blogger Peter Belsito

IFP and The Film Society of Lincoln Center Announce Collaboration for Independent Film Week 2011

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 21, 2011 2:00 AM
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Independent Film Project (IFP) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the new collaboration that includes the relocation of IFP’s signature program, Independent Film Week, to The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center and to provide joint programming during the New York Film Festival. Both partners will present a daylong event in October that will showcase emerging artists engaging with industry powers.

IFP’s Independent Film Week To Launch “Future of Film Today” Short Film Series

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 20, 2011 12:00 PM
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New York, NY – In partnership with Royal Bank of Canada and the Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment, IFP announced the launch of the “The Future of Film Today” short film series, highlighting the work and personal stories of six talented New York-based independent filmmakers during Independent Film Week. Formerly known as the IFP Market, Independent Film Week is the leading forum in the U.S. dedicated to discovering and showcasing new independent film projects and talent. It is the place where filmmakers, film lovers and film professionals can come together to support new projects in development and new voices on the independent film scene.

IFP Announces Titles for Project Forum - The Centerpiece of Independent Film Week

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • September 18, 2011 6:30 AM
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150 New Films in Development from Emerging & Established Filmmakers

Seattle Film Festival Opens Theater

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 9, 2011 3:00 AM
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SIFF to reopen Uptown as art-house theater

EFP PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 8, 2011 3:00 AM
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2011 Participants Revealed for PRODUCERS LAB TORONTO

Croatia Supports International and Domestic Film Production

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • August 7, 2011 3:00 AM
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Croatian Parliament approves a Bill introducing tax incentives for foreign and domestic film production!

Women to Watch: Ellen Pittleman on Online Self-Distribution Options

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • July 28, 2011 2:00 AM
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Ellen Pittleman is a veteran studio executive based in Los Angeles. While at Paramount Pictures, she was SVP, International Co-Productions and Worldwide Acquisitions for Paramount Pictures. Along with acquiring for both U.S. and international territories, she created the International Co-Production business for the studio which was responsible for local language production. She also launched the DVD Premiere group there, with films including Jonathan Demme’s Neil Young: Heart of Gold and the sequel to the $100MM+ Save the Last Dance. Now as president and founder of Hybrid Entertainment, she consults on strategic planning, deal negotiation, acquisitions, film library valuation and feature development with clients from Rio to London to Beijing. She published a review of the 2009 Worldwide Box Office performance on a territory-by-territory basis for N.Y. Times' international database, Screenline.

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