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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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    Nuremburg - The Inside Story of the Nazi Atrocities

    (by Guest Blogger Peter Belsito)

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Urban Distribution International

    Urban Distribution, a French based international sales agent founded in 2004 by Frédéric Corvez has changed its name from UMedia.

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    International Sales Agent of the Day: Odin's Eye

    Odin's Eye is an Australia based international sales agent. Odin's Eye was launched in 2006 and represents films from all over the world. A prime example is this year's Go For It!" title="Go For It!">Go For It!, the first film of Latina filmmakers Carmen Marron ♀ which won the Audience Prize at Los...

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    U.S. Distributors: Zeitgeist's BCNY Breaks Records

    Bill Cunningham New York broke all house records at Film Forum and we’re still playing in 3 theatres in Manhattan. We’ve already opened in 30 cities and it’s doing well everywhere. Our rollout will be in over 200 cities. BCNY appeals to people who love fashion because it’s so much fun to watch...

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    Women to Watch: Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury - Sanford Pillsbury – Creative Producers

    Midge Sanford and Sarah Pillsburyby Guest Blogger Peter BelsitoI have known Midge Sanford and Sarah Pillsbury for many years. They are straight forward, down to earth, generous and serious. And they have great taste. I thought it would be useful to get their input on our changing movie biz enviro...

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    Cannes Competition and Un Certain Regard 2011

    Now that the titles for the Festival International de Cannes Competition, Un Certain Regard, Out of Competition, Midnight Screenings and Special Screenings have been announced, we will begin to look at the business side of the titles. Cannes Rights Round Up will soon open on this blog as an acquisitions tracking tool as distributors now begin licensing rights for their territories during the spring and summer months to come. There are four female directors out of the 19 films in Competiton which is a new record of 21%. Brava to Lynn Ramsay ♀ , Naomi Kawase ♀ , Maiwenn L ♀ ., and first time Australian filmmaker Julia Leigh ♀ with her Sleepin...

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    Guadalajara Film Festival (FICG) and Eva Longoria

    Eva Longoria Debuts The Harvest at Guadalajara International Film Festival|Actress Eva Longoria, the "Desperate Housewives" actress, premiered her new documentary The Harvest at the Guadalajara International Film Festival. While in Guadalajara, Mexico she expressed how she hopes for the Unites States and Latin America will approve laws which will protect minors who work in farms. The documentary follows three migrant boys as they work 14-hour days in U.S. fields along the border with Mexico.Longoria says she wants "to be the voice of these children no one listens to."“This is a worldwide problem and I hope we can change the law in the Unite...

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    Women to Watch: Anna Margarita Albelo

    Anna Margarita AlbeloOn this blog we have set mandates for ourselves to cover 'women in the biz' and also Latin American / Ibero filmmaking.Anna Margarita's next project was one of the six selected to participate in Miami Iinternational Film Festival's Encuentros Program for Ibero-American films in...

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