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    Smarter Hollywood Gets Local in Asia

    Thanks again to Film Biz Asia for this article by Marcus LimHollywood is getting smarter about engaging with Asia on more equal terms, having learned lessons from earlier unsuccessful attempts, according to two senior Hollywood executives at the second In Conversation seminar held Wednesday at Scree...

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    Sharp Elbows and Acid Tongues at Shanghai Seminar

    Again from Film Biz Asia comes this spirited report on the discussions which took place -- This time at the Shanghai International Film Festival.

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    Europa Distribution Hosted by Thierry Fremaux's Festival Lumière

    Headed by Thierry Frémaux, the Festival Lumière will host Europa Distribution’s 5th annual conference on October 6-9, 2011 in Lyon, with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.The new partnership with the Institut Lumière in Lyon is exciting because it puts independent distributors in a very high and prestigious place (where they should) be in Europe. Europa Distribution is also working hard to bring U.S. distributors into the common sphere. Founding partner, Adeline Monzier, now living in New York, is also working with the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland to get American independent films in post-production the f...

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    Variety: Film biz at digital tipping point

    For my readers who do not take Variety, I thought this article was worth reproducing below the jump.

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    The 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival

    World Premieres Screen at 2nd Annual New Media Film Festival 2011

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    Rotterdam Cinema Reloaded

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) finishes the first phase of its Cinema Reloaded program with the launch of its first two crowd-funded short films. These films by Ho Yuhang and Alexis Dos Santos are supported by hundreds of individual donations from Cinema Reloaded co-producers. For ...

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    Top 10 Box Office Winners, International Markets and the Indies

    This top 10 list is Hollywood 100%. The major studios constitute a completely different business from the indies. They can carry on business as usual, luxuriating in the ease of releasing without sweating too much over originality or innovation. They are expanding with their big budget films into the realms of transmedia to brand their films across toys, games, webisodes, telecom shorts, clothing, TV series, etc. They own real estate and the means of distribution if not of production. The reason they are mentioned here be me at IndieWIRE is that their presence determines the world market on many levels. On the face of it, there is no rel...

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    Binger Institut and Thomas Mai

    Binger Filmlab is an Amsterdam based international feature film and documentary development center where talented writers, directors, producers and script editors from around the world can place both their projects and their usual working practices within an inspiring environment of fellow filmmakers, to be coached and supported by internationally acclaimed mentors and advisors. When it began in 1996, my partner, Peter Belsito and I would coach there, especially concentrating on the art of the pitch. While it has been many years since we've attended, it always retains a special place in our "cosmos" and we are happy to see how far it has pr...

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