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    Women to Watch: Mindy Affrime Talks About Golf in the Kingdom

    Golf In The Kingdom is opening July 29th at the AMC Empire Theatre NYC in Times Square and August 6th at the Bagdad Cinema, Portland Oregon. Times Square is the busiest, most trafficked AMC theatre in the country. For a self-distributed film, this is a phenomenal coup. AMC is giving the Kingdom team one week guaranteed, extending will be based on how well they do. They are willing to take a risk and the exposure will be tremendous. The trailer should be ready in a few weeks and will start playing.Interview with Michael Murphy: PGA Tour, Sirius Radio. Mike Murphy and the gang will all be in NYC for a week; events, book signings, parties an...

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    Berlinale's World Cinema Fund Announces New Films

    The Berlinale's World Cinema Fund has selected four new film projects for production funding as well as four films for distribution funding at the 14th session of the World Cinema Fund (WCF) jury on July 3.

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    American Film Festival in Wroclaw Poland is seeking U.S. Films in Post

    A few of us have been working on a project which I think should be of great interest for U.S. filmmakers to connect internationally at a time when U.S. box office represents about 30% of the total market. And this November 15-20, 2011 when the festival takes place, I have the honor to be on the jur...

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    Openfilm: $500,000 Award to Short Filmmaker to Produce Feature!

    The FilmCollaborative uses them to stream films for buyers. Miami Int'l Film Festival loves them. Now they're trying to finance content now too. They have just announced the filmmaker that their advisory board (James Caan, Robert Duvall, Scott Caan, Mark Rydell) has selected to produce a feature fi...

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    Palm Spring International ShortFest Awards

    Shorts are having an impact on new digital media and new types of distribution. Their importance and their filmmakers' importance has long been recognized by the top festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Sundance, TIFF) and among the trade, agents keep an eye on the top shorts filmmakers. So too, certain leading shorts film festivals and markets, the leaders of which are Clermont Ferrand in France and Oberhausen in Germany (for more cutting edge shorts), festivals like the Guanajuato International Film Festival, Expresión en Corto, held during the final week of July in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato Capital, Mexico and the Palm Spr...

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    Distribution Must Find New Models

    Thanks again to Film Biz Asia and Patrick Frater for covering the subject to distribution models.

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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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    Latino Time

    With LALIFF (Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival) coming up in July, a look at what's happening with Latino films worldwide is due. I will put together and moderate a panel on New Modes and Old of Distribution which will target Latino films. Meanwhile, Rotterdam FF's Hubert Bals Fund has financed 8 new Latino films and a call for entries for Films in Progress, the twice-yearly rendezvous at the San Sebastian Festival and the Rencontres Cinémas d’Amérique Latine in Toulouse, has opened the registration period for its coming edition and will close June 30! Films in Progress 20 will take place in San Sebastian on 20 and 21 Septem...

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    Sunrise, a Film About Child Trafficking in India

    Sunrise, the film is an international social media experiment about Child Trafficking in India.

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    Cinando

    Cinando, the official website and database of the Cannes Market (Marche) offers online streaming for 40 films from Certain Regard, Directors Fortnight and Semaine de la Critique to its members. It also gives access to Cannes Competition and Out of Competition screenings, market screenings (with per...

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