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Exhibitors Give the Movie Experience A Facelift: ShowEast 2012

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • December 4, 2012 12:30 PM
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Exhibitors face growing challenges over the next decade, and will have to try innovative solutions to overcome them. The ShowEast schedule was filled with ideas to lure back patrons to theater seats. Variety compiled the top five expert opinions, from tech providers to exhibitors, to test how they gauge the challenges and opportunities facing theatrical exhibition.

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival - World's Largest Gathering of Fashion Filmmakers

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • June 1, 2012 10:26 AM
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Peru and the Art of Film Financing

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 22, 2012 7:30 AM
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INTERVIEW: Carmen Rosa Vargas Céspedes, General Director of Cultural, Industries and Arts

Napa Valley Film Festival Carries On

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • March 2, 2012 12:10 PM
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A few weeks back I had the distinct pleasure of attending and serving on the jury of the premiere edition of Napa Valley Film Festival. I want to promote / publicize their 2nd outing later this year but first I want to use this forum to say why I think they at Napa – and events like them worldwide – are so important now.

Robot & Frank and Valley of Saints at Sundance via Sloan Foundation Support

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 8, 2012 7:30 AM
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It is not fostering films that teach but films that integrate science into the drama that makes for good stories. This program brings public understanding of science and technology which is about bridging the gap between the two cultures and fostering a keener appreciation of the increasingly scientific and technological world in which we live. Also humanizing the face of science—and of the men and women engaged in scientific and technological pursuit.

When Are Films Political? French Social Issue Comedies

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 5, 2012 10:23 AM
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The French are turning out socially conscious comedies these days, including Le Havre, The Hedgehog released earlier this year by NeoClassics which grossed almost $1 million here in U.S. and Welcome to the Sticks (whose remake rights have been optioned by Will Smith) which is one of the four top grossing films of all time in France. The latest French social comedy, Untouchables, has caused quite a cross-cultural stir between France and the U.S. and will be one of the five top grossing films of all time in France!

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