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Preferred Paradise: ArteCareyes Film & Arts - Part 1

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 14, 2014 5:17 PM
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Paradise: my blessed good fortune -- actually Steven Raphael, of Required Viewing, brought me to ArteCareyes Arts & Film March 5th through 9th. Along with John Cooper of Sundance a small group of us in the film festival section, curated by Marina Stavenhagen, former head of IMCINE, Mexico's government film organization were invited by the owner of an extraordinary domain of land and culture Filippo Brignone.

Electric Entertainment Marks First Major Territorial Sale of ‘God’S Pocket’ Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman to Arrow Films in the United Kingdom

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • March 12, 2014 12:30 PM
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Los Angeles-based Electric Entertainment and Arrow Films have announced the latter has taken all United Kingdom rights to John Slattery’s feature directorial debut God’s Pocket.

Ambulante California Launches at Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • February 3, 2014 4:04 PM
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Recently during the latest Sundance Film Festival, Ambulante, the non-profit aimed to promote documentary as a tool for social change and cultural transformation, celebrated its upcoming U.S. launch with an Ambulante California reception.

YouTube at Sundance

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 29, 2014 1:30 PM
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YouTube’s importance at Sundance grows every year. This year, they held free workshops on how to maximize your use of YouTube. Here is the latest schedule of YouTube on Main Street events and press assets, please visit google site ytsundance2014 or Twitter at #YouTubeSundance.

Sundance Annual Cinetic Party

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 23, 2014 2:50 PM
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The Annual Sundance Cinetic Party, held at ZOOM is THE party of the festival where all of the movers and shakers of the festival are under one roof, dancing and letting loose. From Film Financiers, to buyers, sellers, distributors, filmmakers... you name it!

Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles Study Continues to Examine Barriers & Opportunities for Women Filmmakers

  • By Sydney Levine
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  • January 21, 2014 8:31 PM
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New research shows Sundance Institute lab projects helmed by women succeed at just shy of equal rates as male-helmed projects in production and top festival exhibition. Collaborative initiative now includes deepened mentorship program, financing intensives, expanded network of allied organizations and updated research. Study conducted by Stacy L. Smith, Ph.D., Katherine Pieper, Ph.D. and Marc Choueiti at Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California.

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.

SydneysBuzz Critic Carlos Aguilar is Honored for Sundance by the Roger Ebert Fellowship

  • By Peter Belsito
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  • December 12, 2013 8:00 AM
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We are very pleased that our own Carlos Aguilar has been selected as IndieWire announces finalists for the 2014 IndieWire | Sundance Institute Fellowship For Film Criticism.

Auteur Directors: Any American Women?

  • By Maria Giese
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  • December 9, 2013 5:30 PM
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Marie Giese is American feature film director, a writer, a member & elected Director Category Representative for women at the DGA. She graduated from Wellesley College and UCLA graduate film schooland co-founded the foremost international web forum for political action for women directors

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

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