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10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

"Charlie's Country" (2014) at 67th Cannes Film Festival

"Charlie's Country" (2014) by Dutch/Australian director Rolf de Heer screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Australian actor David Gulpilil won the prize for Best Actor. “Charlie's Country” tells the story of 'Blackfella Charlie', an aboriginal man who is marginalized and discriminated against by domineering whites in his Australian village. The police are always on his back to forget his traditional ways- he is one of...

“Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado.

  Documentary “Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado about the life work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it picked up the Special Prize Award. The film follows Salgado's life from the time he and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado left their native Brazil, then under military dictatorship, and his journey to become one of the world's ...

“Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado.

Documentary “Salt of the Earth” (2014) by Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribero Salgado about the life work of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival where it picked up the Special Prize Award. The film follows Salgado's life from the time he and his wife Lélia Wanick Salgado left their native Brazil, then under military dictatorship, and his journey to become one of the world's most renown...

Let the community decide who to fund!

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We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

HP presents an interactive presentation with DreamWorks Animation’s Kate Swanborg at the Majestic Diane salon May 20

     HP INVITES YOU TO AN INTERACTIVE PRESENTATION WITH DREAMWORKS ANIMATION   Join us in the Salon Diane at The Majestic Hotel for an exclusive interactive presentation with DreamWorks Animation’s Kate Swanborg, Head of Technology Communications and Strategic Alliances, as she takes audiences on a tour of the technology igniting the highly anticipated upcoming release, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. Screening Out of Competition at this year’s Festival and l...

XPAND Continues Its Partnership with the Cannes Film Festival

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Cannes – For the sixth time in a row, XPAND Continues Its Position as the Exclusive 3D Technical Partner for the Cannes Film Festival, equipping four screening theaters at the Festival, including the 2,400-seat Lumière auditorium, and nine screening rooms for the Film Market. “After The Great Gatsby last year and Madagascar 3 in 2012 we are honored that the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival will again rely on XPAND’s active 3D tech...

FMX2014: Virtual Production with Chris DeFaria, Tim Webber, Jon Landau, Gravity and the next Avatar

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FMX is very proud that Chris DeFaria, President, Animation, Digital Production and Visual Effects, Warner Bros. Pictures, joins the set of presentations on Academy Award-winning Gravity, as does Tim Webber, who received the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. The renowned Producer Jon Landau also brings his expertise to Stuttgart: he reveals exclusive insights into the next Avatar movie. Other remarkable additions include VFX veteran John Knoll, action stunners Captain America: The Winter Soldier and...

Nominate a Venue for MANHATTAN SHORT 2014

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Between September 26 - October 5, 2014, 300 cinemas across 6 continents, Click here to see list of venues will unite for one week to screen the finalists' films in the 17th annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card and asked to vote for the ONE FILM they think is best.  Cinemas will send votes through to NYC where the winner is announced. If you own, manage or know of a cinema/venue that would like to take part in the world'...

"Gravity", the next S-3D movie milestone, four years after "Avatar": Come, listen, float, and meet with stereographic supervisor Chris Parks

On 7 October, USA Today titled: "Gravity gives a rocket boost to 3-D technology." Ticket sales on the opening weekend in the US rocketed to $55.6 millions, with 3D accounting for 80% of the revenues. The following two quotes say it all! Jim Chabin: "Something very special is happening here. They used the 3D so boldly in this film, and the audience is going along for the ride." Alfonso Cuarón: "3-D is fundamental for the experience of Gravity. The movie's immersive quality can only be fully experienced in 3-D, from the vastness of space to the intimate isolation of the characters, the intense power of debris collisions to the serenity of the ever-present Earth. With 3-D, audiences float in space." Come and join Chris Parks in orbit on 6 Dec and discover why Gravity is a shot in the arm for 3D, and raises the bar again. This keynote presentation is brought to you in collaboration with the "International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society", based in Hollywood, CA. And it will take place at the Professional Conference of 3D Stereo MEDIA, on 6 Dec. 2013 in Liège.

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French Icon Jean-Pierre Jeunet Added to Line-up at Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference Sept 20 -23

  Amélie director will preview 'The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet' in 3D with a live Q and A with ‘Spivet’ Stereographer Demetri Portelli and 3DFLIC lead filmmaker Ali Kazimi.   TORONTO, CANADA – September 16, 2013 - The Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference September 20 – 23, 2013 has added French Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet to the line-up and will feature the North American Sneak Peak screening of 12 minutes from his ne...

2nd Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference

Three and a half days, fifty five (55) speakers and moderators; twenty two (22) sessions; one (1) Master Class, one (1) special 3D feature film screening and repeated screenings of six (6) selected Short 3D Films examine every possible angle of Stereoscopic Cinema and Television at Toronto’s 2nd International Stereoscopic 3D Conference. ( www.tis3dc.ca ) Dates: September 20-23, 2013 Venue: Cinema 2, TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West, Toronto Admission (*) Full Conference...

HELI (2013). A review.

Yesterday, July 24, the Latin American premier for HELI (2013) by Mexican director Amat Escalante took place at the Guanajuato International Film Festival in Mexico. Anyone who has seen the film agrees that HELI is heavy… The film opens with a bloody teenaged boy beaten by thugs and hung to death from a bridge with his pants down. HELI proves a veritable Hell of a world. It’s a lawless desert where the sun has set on things like justice, morality and basic human decency. Aft...

New, wonderfully successful event on “3D content creation” in Cannes

3D Stereomedia and Xpand organized a four-hour event which brought together in Cannes, on 16 May, over 100 S-3D experts and enthusiasts from all over the world.   Jim Chabin (President of I3DS) told the attendees that this month and next summer were poised to become the bests in the history of 3D ticket sales! The ten international speakers agreed that S-3D is mature, that its future looks extremely bright, and that this IS the best time ever to be in S-3D!   The workshop took pl...

'Last Days on Mars' at 66th Cannes Film Festival, Director's Fortnight.

Irish director Ruairi Robinson’s feature film debut, sci-fi thriller ‘Last Days on Mars’ (2013), screened at the 66th Cannes Film Festival in the Director’s Fortnight section. Written by Clive Dawson, the film is about the last days an astronaut crew spends on their journey to Mars. During their trip they find some vestiges of life on this supposedly dead planet. In their last hours before leaving, the extraterrestrial life turns out to be more evolved than they thought...

Film and Internet – Best Friends with Benefits? May 18th

Saturday 18th of May, 2013 Salon des Ambassadeurs, Level 4, Palais des Festivals, from 11:00 to 13:00 (Cannes, France) The Observatory’s annual Cannes workshop is looking at the increasingly intimate relationship between the film industry and the myriad of distribution possibilities offered by the Internet. Just how close are the and what are the benefits on the side…?   European Audiovisual Observatory 2013 Cannes Workshop FILM AND INTERNET - Best friends wit...

The Panels in Cannes 2013

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  May 15th May 16th Workshop on 3D movie making American Pavilion 3pm - 6pm May 17th Producing films in France - Majestic - Salon Diane 10:45am to 1:00pm   May 18th Film and Internet – Best Friends with Benefits? Ambassadeurs 11am - 1pm May 19th May 20th   May 21st   May 22nd   May 23rd   May 24th   May 25th   ...

Workshop on 3D movie making at the "Festival de Cannes" on 16 May!

Workshop on 3D movie making at the "Festival de Cannes" on 16 May! 3D Stereo MEDIA and XpanD are joining forces to sponsor and organize a workshop entitled "3D movie making: from script to business", under the auspices of the International 3D Society (I3DS): its President, Jim Chabin, will be the host. The workshop is designed to provide straight-to-the-point information on how to get started in stereoscopic 3D (S-3D), win awards, and, for those interested... ...

Prepare to submit your projects to the 3D Stereo Media Market, free registration

  Our 3D Film Mart (3DFM), now in its 3rd edition, is the first European co-production market for stereoscopic-3D (S-3D) movies. The 3D Film Mart was developed by 3D Stereo MEDIA in association with TWIST and peacefulfish. 3DFM is partially funded by the MEDIA Program of the European Commission (EC), and is thus an official project of the EC. This gives it a wide visibility and a significant notoriety in Europe and beyond. Our co-production market works...

Registration for 3DSM 2013 opening soon

REGISTRATION FOR 3DSM 2013 IS NOT YET OPEN! To take into account the wide range of interests of our participants, and to provide the best possible value for their money, we have organized the registration in 3 packages and 4 options. The 3 packages respectively focus on the following pillars of 3D Stereo MEDIA: the 3D Academy, the Scientific Conference, and the 3D Film Mart. The Professional Conference is available only a...

About 3D Stereo MEDIA (3DSM)

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  WELCOME! Dear Professional and Enthusiast of 3D, Whether you are an expert in 3D or a newcomer to 3D, you ought to participate in the 4th edition of our internationally-renowned3D Stereo MEDIA (3DSM) event, designed to address all aspects, applications, and forms of 3D, and to promote learning,information transfer, networking, business, and career enhancement. Whether you are a scientist, an engineer, an ...

Workshop on 3D movie making at the "Festival de Cannes" on 16 May!

Workshop on 3D movie making at the "Festival de Cannes" on 16 May!   3D Stereo MEDIA and XpanD are joining forces to sponsor and organize a workshop entitled "3D movie making: from script to business", under the auspices of the International 3D Society (I3DS): its President, Jim Chabin, will be the host. The workshop is designed to provide straight-to-the-point information on how to get started in stereoscopic 3D (S-3D), win awards, and, for those interest...

Looking back! Cinema's Greatest Moments: 'Sex, Lies, and Videotape' (1989)

  ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape’ (1989) put director Steven Soderbergh on the map when he won the Palme d’Or at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. Starring James Spader, Andie Mac Dowell, Peter Gallagher and Laura San Giacomo, the film centers on a married couple- ‘Ann’ (Mac Dowell) and 'John' (Gallagher)- at the near end of their relationship. While John screws around behind Ann’s back with her sister Cynthia (Giacomo), Ann finds solace and friendship...

'Before Midnight' (2013) at SXSW and Berlinale

‘Before Midnight’ (2013) screened this week to a sold out theater in Austin, Texas during the SXSW Film Festival (March 8-17, 2013). The film has received electric international buzz since its world premier in January at Sundance and at its international premier in February at the Berlin International Film festival. Many films have attempted to capture the truth about love, but few have ever gone the lengths of the ‘Before’ trilogy. It began with an innocent and serend...
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