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A few good news from the festival circuit

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Voici quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


Background and Perspectives on Film Festival Consulting for your films

Poster signed by Arnold for Bruno Chatelin as a thank you token of fantastic Box Office records in France   I have been working with film festivals and helping filmmakers for the past 20 years in various capacities. There was only one big lesson I learnt in festivals: Cannes can work miracles for you, if you do the right thing with the right people : dare, work hard and be creative in each of your actions. HERE IS THE DETAILED STORY OF A 40M $ HANDSHAKE TO ME FOLLOWING OUR SUCCESS...

The Casino in Episode VIII - Star Wars

The Casino in Episode VIII - Star Wars is already a popular topic of discussion. The movie itself is going to be released at the end of the year in 2017, and the year 2017 has only just begun. However, the enthusiastic Star Wars fans are already talking about how great the movie is going to be, or they're at least hoping that it is going to live up to the high standards of this new Star Wars trilogy. People were so disappointed by the prequel series of the 2000's that a lot of people a...

Five tips on Creative Strategy for entertainment marketers

Neil Goetz Founder & Executive Creative Director The Engine Room     Those of us who work in the entertainment marketing industry know all too well that creating a successful movie trailer or TV promo is an inexact science. When I’m working with a studio or TV network client to create a new piece of marketing for an upcoming campaign, I’m often reminded of my late mother, Marian. Not only was my mother an incredible cook and a master baker, but she knew t...

How to get the movie star look

Whether you spend a lot of time in front of the camera on a daily basis or simply want to look a little more polished when being photographed on holiday, we can all relate to how important it is to look as good as possible. For some people, take our favourite movie stars for example, looking great on both casual and formal occasions appears effortless. While not all of us are in the financial situation to look like a celebrity, there are a few tips and tricks you can take away from our article...

What films exceeded their budgets?

The cost for movies in the modern era is crazy when you think about the money being pumped into it and for what? A 2 hours length viewing and some films have budgets containing millions and millions of pounds. Then there’s the risk of the movie flopping, John Carter for example, a large amount of money was paved into that film and in the outcome, it lost a significant amount of money. The newest instalment of the Avengers franchise has been rumoured to have a $1 billion budget! If this r...

Why you need to visit where Mamma Mia was filmed

Ah, Mamma Mia: the film that had people either joyfully singing or joylessly sighing. It’s one of the most confusing productions ever conjured by the human mind and has had rather mixed reviews. It has Abba songs not sung by Abba, a wedding that turns into someone else’s wedding, an illegitimate child and a reunion of surprisingly civil ex boyfriends, all set on an island in Greece.  It’s like someone taped a bunch of magazines to a dartboard and wrote down whatever word...

The Ocean Film Series from 11 to 14 ?

  The Ocean films are one of the most popular series of films that are centered around casinos and gambling. The first and third films of the trilogy are set in Las Vegas and it is these films which are the most popular of the three. The first film was a remake of Ocean's 11 from 1960 which starred several of the Rat Pack including Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. The first film of the new series was released in 2001 and also featured an all star cast which included G...

What are the ultimate cars we've seen in films?

  Cars have somewhat become very important in regards to the movie industry, they have made certain films iconic and more memorable. Sometimes, the cars become more famous than the film ending up being showcased all across the world in a number of festivals making them their own characters within the script. Certain cars bring a unique ‘swagger’ to the film and can turn a scene from boring to exciting. Remember though, no matter whether the car is seen as extraordinary or not...

Vin Diesel attends the World Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "xXx: Return of Xander Cage"

Vin Diesel attends the World Premiere of the Paramount Pictures "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" at Auditorio Nacional on January 5, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)  Vin Diesel, Nicky Jam, Nina Dobrev, Ariadna Gutierrez, Ruby Rose and Deepika Padukone present the Paramount Pictures film "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" at Auditorio Nacional on January 5, 2017 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Victor Chavez/Victor Cha...

Top 10 casino scenes

  Take a look at the key elements of a great film – drama, conflict and jeopardy – and it’s easy to see why casinos and gaming feature so prominently in many of our favourite movies. Here’s a round-up of ten of the most iconic scenes of all time – and maybe they’ll inspire you to enjoy an excellent online casino adventure of your own.     Casino Royale, 2006   In Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond he takes on arch-villai...

How to make sure you make it to the European Independent film festival

We’ve hit awards seasons which means there are a number of festivals coming our way.  One of these festivals is the European Independent film festival or the ECU as it’s also known as. The ECU will be held in Paris, France on the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of April 2017. The festival is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of the very best indie filmmakers from the around the world.  If you are looking for raw and undiscovered talent, then this festival is for you. The fes...

CINEFANTASY got its winners!

Among 168 valid submissions from 44 countries of the CINEFANTASY International Short Film Screenwriting Competition 2016, six outstanding works were selected as the finalists and their authors were invited to participate in the 1st International Film Festival & Award·Macau 2016 (IFFAM) and compete for the big awards. On the 10th December, these young writers stood up in a special public session in the Macau Tourism Center, presenting their works and narrating their dreams. Amidst t...

How to go to the Oscars in LA and stay covered

As we are slowly progressing through the awards season, some exciting films are up for nomination in the hope of capturing movie glory. You have the Golden Globes, the BAFTA’S but the biggest one; the Super Bowl of the film world, is the Oscars. It’s literally the biggest party in the world with a host of movies stars, celebrities, stylist and much more attending this prestigious event. If you were to be given an Academy Award (Oscar) you are then regarded as the best in your speci...

The Most Affordable Ways To Whiten Your Teeth like a Movie Star

Our somewhat affectionately nicknamed ‘selfie-generation’ is more obsessed with their appearance than ever before. The cosmetic industry is rapidly flourishing, with people spending on average £342.90 a year on beauty and skincare a year and contributing £17 billion to the UK economy alone. Among the most sought after beauty treatments we Brits opt for receiving, teeth whitening has grown in popularity. With the price of procedures varying greatly and finding reputable ...

Do film sets insure their cars or simply buy in bulk?

Throughout the years, as an audience we have witnessed some remarkable and iconic cars to feature on the big screen. We’ve had the privilege of seeing the DeLorean in Back to the Future, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in Knight Rider, the Mini Coopers in Italian Job and the Aston Martin DB5 made famous in the James Bond films. However, there is an interesting factor in regards to film and cars- what happens to them once they have been disposed of. Do the studios buy them in bulk or do the...

The Mummy Trailer: Peak

  Tom Cruise Universal's upcoming set of monster franchises is getting a lot of attention as the latest "connected universe" in Hollywood. Joining the ranks of Star Wars, Marvel, and even J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World, it will be fit nicely into the modern cinematic trend. It's actually based on an older set of monster films that was arguably the first connected universe in cinema, but in a modern context it's the latest in a series of similar ideas. And it&#...

Deals with a difference

We are a team of men and women with diverse interests and have become like a family over the last several years – in fact, our small group spans 2 generations. We are professionals who have been working together on a variety of corporate projects for several years, and realized that we have acquired something that we now want to share with the rest of the world. We each have our specialties and our passions – one of which happens to be helping others to save money while of...

Top 7 Film Festivals in the World

Major film festivals are a chance for filmmakers to show the world their latest artistic creations. They typically attract the stars, the media, and the paparazzi. Smaller film festivals are no less exciting for the people who buy tickets to see quirky indie movies on a big screen, but they don’t merit the same amount of press coverage. Film transcends many mediums. It can be art in its purest form, a political statement, or an experience that changes your life. Thanks to modern technol...

Bruno Chatelin Candidate for a second EFA Board Position

  Last day to vote for new EFA Members of The Board Just a quick reminder that the vote for the new EFA Board will end on Friday, 25 November 2016 (23h59 CET), so you still have some time. Thanks a lot for your participation!   Herewith the candidates for the EFA Board elections 2016.     France (1 position, 3 candidates) Bruno CHATELIN statement: media editor / film marketing consultant, France...

How To Blog Film Reviews Like a Pro

  You love films, you love learning about them, and you love writing. So it only seems natural you should start a movie review blog, right? There are lots of great film blogs out there written by everyone from complete novices doing it as a hobby, to professional critics who earn a living by sharing their opinion on the latest movies to hit theaters. While all that can seem like a great fit for you, writing reviews in a blog format is more challenging than it may initially seem. Yes, it&...

Bruno Chatelin, your editor, stands for re election at the Board of European Film Academy

Bruno Chatelin, french Business School HEC alumni, began his marketing career with the largest international Advertising Agencies: Publicis, DMM Masius and JWT, handling accounts such as Kellog’s, Unilever, Colgate Palmolive, Mars Foods, Mastercard...   Former film distributor   He started in 1985 working for Sony and UGC FOX in France (Marketing Director and Managing Director) He has launched over 200 films and has worked closely with key creative talents. To name jus...

WILLiFEST Returns to Williamsburg this Saturday

WILLiFEST is back for its eighth season this Saturday with screenings all day. The Williamsburg International Film Festival's three day event launches with an invite-only Opening Night party on Friday, September 9th.     Saturday brings a full day and night of screenings at returning partner Knitting Factory starting at 1:00pm with our famed Animation Program. An Industry Panel on the fascinating technology of Virtual Reality takes place at Videology Bar &...

How the movie distribution model is changing

How the movie distribution model is changing   Watching a movie is not like it used to be. The big screen, the glamor, the chattering from the back row, the usherettes, the popcorn - all these things are still out there, but today there are many alternative and complementary options. Why is this happening? Is it an inevitable result of the appearance of new forms of media? Does it represent a new way of thinking about movies? One thing is for sure, it’s giving movie lovers a lot mor...

Opening the Set of This Year's Blockbusters

  2016 has been the year of the superhero in the cinema – Captain America: Civil War, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Deadpool and X-Men: Apocalypse have all been some of the biggest movies of the year. The graphic by Truedor below shows where the latest Captain America, Batman v Superman, Deadpool, X-Men, Ghostbusters, the BFG, Jungle Book and more 2016 films were recorded: Deadpool has been a massive success having made more than €750 million at the box office despite ...

Morgan I love you? not sure, check the trailer

It could have been a wonderful child. #WhatIsMorgan See MORGAN in theaters September 2, 2016 ...



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