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CineCoup’s Cannes Agenda with Brad Pelman

CineCoup's Cannes Agenda with Brad Pelman


For the
independent filmmaker, it’s hard enough to secure production financing, let
alone make the right connections with international buyers that can unlock
audiences around the world. Enter The
CineCoup Film Accelerator, a disruptive new platform,
piloted in Canada this year, that offers filmmakers the chance at $1M in
production financing and a guaranteed release in Cineplex theatres.


Founded by media
entrepreneur, J. Joly, CineCoup is designed to help independent filmmakers
develop, market, and finance feature films.

CineCoup works
through a gamified selection funnel: teams of three enter the program with a
two-minute trailer, and each week they complete missions aimed at packaging
their projects and building a fanbase through social media.

Fans play an
important role by providing valuable audience feedback and supporting their
favourite projects during the Top 60, Top 40 and Top 15 voting rounds.


Brad Pelman,
CineCoup’s newly appointed President, Distribution and Sales is headed to
Cannes later this month to secure international pre-sale agreements for the Top
10 projects and license the CineCoup model in other markets.

Pelman, who
recently departed Alliance Films as Executive VP, Distribution, will be
leveraging his international contacts while abroad, including sales agents
at Cinetic Media, WME, CAA, UTA, ICM and Submarine. He will be
seeking deals in the $1M range and is hopeful some buyers will pick up multiple

Pelman is already
in talks with several interested U.S. parties and is hopeful that CineCoup USA
will launch at Sundance or SXSW 2014. He will also be meeting with agents
from the U.K. and Australia to discuss CineCoup as a format following the USA
launch. CineCoup will retain its Canadian rights.

Telefilm is
lending its support by offering CineCoup a place in the Canadian Pavilion at
Cannes, a great opportunity to find out more for anyone interested in learning more about
this innovative model.

CineCoup will
announce the Top 10 projects chosen to launch publicly on May 13. All ten projects will be optioned for
development. The Top 5 will pitch their projects at the Banff World Media
Festival on June 10, where the top project will be announced.

For more
information, and to check out the film projects, visit:

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