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    U.S. Distributors Are Popping Up Like Mushrooms: Asian Media Rights

    This is the second of three new U.S. distribution companies recently conceived of to give Asian films a platform in the U.S. This article comes from Patrick Frater's Film Business Asia, a free online publication based on data in the Asian film business that is a must-read for anyone in the business...

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    U.S. Distributors are Popping Up Like Mushrooms - Olive Films

    Farhad Arshad's long established Olive Films, a well respected home video company, has ramped up theatrically because John Tilley, the veteran distributor whose Cinevista brought Almodovar to the U.S. in the 80s, in April of 2010 took a risk and left Strand where he was head of home video for a decade. John has extensive and diverse experience as a domestic distributor, marketer, and licensor of domestic and international independent feature films and documentaries. As Executive Vice President for Acquisitions and Theatrical Distribution for Olive Films, he is taking the well established video distributor into the theatrical arena, opening ...

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    Donna Gigliotti Joins The Weinstein Co.

    The Weinstein Company and Donna Gigliotti have reunited. It's good news for both sides of the equation. Donna's beginnings as Martin Scorsese's assistant were followed by many successes. Her list of credits is huge, ending most recently with Let Me In.We worked together on the joint acquisition of My Beautiful Laundrette in 1985. At that time I was buying for Karl Lorimar Home Video and she was buying for Orion Classics with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. This was a first for many of us. In these early days, Film Four had, what was perhaps not even yet labeled, a Producers Rep, Joy Pereths, a New York based British film expert who in 1...

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    Eurimages - The Council of Europe - Roberto Olla Part II

    Eurimages’ Roberto Olla was interviewed in a recent blog and it continues here. Eurimages is the Council of Europe fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works for “greater Europe” which goes beyond the member nations of the European Union. Set up in 1988 as a Partial Agreement, it currently has 34 Member States. Eurimages aims to promote the European film industry by encouraging the production and distribution of films and fostering co-operation between professionals. Russia seems poised to enter and Jeremy Thomas is urging the U.K. to get on board as well.During this financial crisis, public fu...

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    Eurimages - The Council of Europe - Roberto Olla Part I

    Roberto Olla, Executive Director, EurimagesIt has been stated that co-productions are driving world production these days, and I have been urging U.S. producers to look at the opportunities that international coproductions offer them. While it is not their salvation, nor is it the right path for all indie producers; it is creating a new and exciting vitality in world cinema. Given the major studios’ current investing in international productions and their film acquisitions to supply a pipeline for their off shore operations; given the German and French financial encouragement for English language coproductions, over the last couple of years...

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    U.S. Distributors are Popping Up Like Mushrooms - Documentary - Fisher Brothers & Snagfilms

    You can't help but notice, every day a new U.S distributor announces itself by acquiring a film. It's dizzying. IndieWIRE has begun work on Meet the Distributors, a good way to start to see who the distributors are (see these after the jump), but what' missing is alittle clarification on just who ...

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    Brands in the Fire

    A Blog on BrandsBrands as we knew them as children were burnt on cattle.The word brand began simply as a way to tell one person's cattle from another by means of a hot iron stamp. A legally protected brand name is called a trademark. The word brand has continued to evolve to encompass identity - it ...

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    Europa Distribution

    We have all have gone to discussions on distribution where the distributors despair in the face of high costs to advertise, difficulty in getting theatrical releases, no returns on social networking and other new internet initiatives. After attending one in San Sebastian hosted by European Film Promotion, we were notified that one of the supporters, Europa Distribution, might want to tell more people in the business about its mission. My discussion with the founder Adeline Monzier opens up possibilities for U.S. distributors even though they do not receive any government financial aid. Europa Distribution is the voice of independent distri...

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    Patrick Frater Reports on Korean Films in France

    Maybe it's not kosher to take articles verbatim like this and my previous ScreenDaily reprint. But Patrick Frater, former journalist with Screen and Variety among other pubs, started his data-based online news Film Business Asia not too long ago and it is filling a much needed position covering Asia from both Eastern and Western povs. This article on how three great South Korean films, Poetry, The Housemaid and Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Livesfared in their French theatrical release is unique. The stories are derived from the data collected by Patrick and his partner Stephen Cremin. As they describe it, Film Business Asia is a ...

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    Film industry streaming platform Festival Scope goes live!

    This is an important new way to keep up with (and see!) festival films even when you cannot attend the festival. It was founded by three former sales executive Alessandro Raja, formerly of Celluloid Dreams, Mathilde Henriot, formerly of MK2, and Lucie Kalmar, formerly of Wild Bunch, They know buyer...

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