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    Oscar Watch: Thailand's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

    This film received mucho publicity during Cannes but has very lttle visibility here in the U.S. in spite of its having been picked up for U.S. by Strand and its being Thailand's official submission for Academy Award Nomination for Best Foreign Language Oscar. I don't think it will be nominated as feels so off-kilter, albeit totally original. I don't think the Academy will have the patience for it. However, this Cannes winning competition film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul is the penultimate example of how a film from a perhaps underfunded country can get enough financing to be made and d...

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    New Fund for African Film

    Discop Africa conference in Ghana in February will showcase many new developments in African Cinema. District 9 by Neill Blomkamp of So. Africa

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    Producers to Watch: J. Todd Harris - Creative Producer

    During AFM I spoke at length with J. Todd Harris, who we’ve known since his days running John Davis’ Classics division at Fox and from the go-go days of the dotcom bubble when we were both affiliated with a start up called ReelPlay. Todd and I had a wide-ranging conversation that included his background as a theatre producer, his early independent film days, his recent Sundance films (The Kids Are All Right and Bottle Shock), his current projects, and plans to launch Branded Pictures Entertainment (BPE). His two latest completed projects were both launched at AFM (The Family Tree, ISA: Myriad, and Miss Nobody, ISA: Moving Pictures). Both wer...

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    Producers to Watch: AFM Works! Sean Anthony McConville

    As I was getting my badge at AFM, I met a British filmmaker who lives in Toronto and his success two years ago at AFM has brought him back again. Sean Anthony McConville of Mach2Films came to AFM two years ago with a project Deadline and with his producing partner Roger Betterton made a deal with Kru From Malaysia based on getting certain cast. His producer succeeded in casting Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch in Sean’s $2 million debut film and they received an advance from their sales agents epic pictures when the film was completed. Epic to date has sold the film to 35 countries. The U.S. release was by First Look. Its first release w...

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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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    Spain's Head of Film ICAA Dismissed - No Reason Given

    Ignasi Gardans, Director General of ICAA, the highest post at the Spanish film industry’s main public institution was officially dismissed on October 22, 2010 before the Council of Ministers by Culture Minister Ángeles González Sinde. No official reasons have been given for this decision, which has...

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    Producers to Watch: Anne Marie Gillen ♀

    by guest blogger Peter Belsito

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    Producers to Watch: Jonathan Dana

    By guest blogger Peter Belsito:Jonathan Dana is an independent producer and former distribution executive currently at CODE Entertainment. He is known for the quality and number of his productions and his longevity in the L.A. and international film business at the highest levels.Also a good guy and friend. More than just a friend, he introduced us to the founders of Withoutabox, David Straus and Joe Neulight, in 2000. Jonathan was one of the original investors in WAB and supervised the launch of WAB with Joe and David. Six years later reminded us to give them a call. That call resulted in our joining forces which resulted in IMDb, an Am...

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    Update: Happy The Movie on Kickstarter

    A HAPPY Update! By Roko Belic

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