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A Message from the Sundance Festival Director Tabitha Jackson

Although this planning had started as a response to an economic downturn and global health crisis, it became an opportunity for creative and expansive thinking. So enough of the conceptual stuff — what might this look like on the ground? Seven months out, we are actively planning for the following public health scenario: We are allowed to gather, but there is no widely available COVID-19 vaccine. With the knowledge that as of now socially distanced gatherings are permitted in Utah and o...

"Moved to Tears" by "The World is my Country" Club Meeting! Don't Miss the Next Three Zoom meetings

Futurewave launched their Club with David Gallup's eye-opening talk the World Service Authority and it's issuance of World Passports, World Marriage and Birth Certificates and other powerful human-rights tools.   See "moved to tears" below.* Please join our next three Zoom meetings of The World is My Country Club -- all at 10 AM Pacific (12 Central, 1 PM Eastern) July 1, 2020 Hazel Henderson Hazel Henderson is evolutionary economist, syndicated columnist and me...

Good Bye Carl Reiner: rest in peace

Carlton Reiner (March 20, 1922 – June 29, 2020) was an American comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, and publisher whose career spanned seven decades. During the early years of television comedy from 1950 to 1957, he co-wrote and acted on Caesar's Hour and Your Show of Shows, starring Sid Caesar. In the 1960s, Reiner was best known as the creator, producer, writer, and actor on The Dick Van Dyke Show.[3][4] Reiner famously formed a comedy duo with Mel Brooks in "2000 Year O...

GARDEN STATE FILM FESTIVAL Announces New Board Members

  The globally recognized Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) announces the addition of, David Angstadt Sr., David Bowd, Robin Kampf, and Tess O’Dwyer to its board of directors. They join current board members Eric Ascalon, Heather Brittain O’Scanlon, Stephanie Clineman, Diane Raver, Rosalie Rosen, David Holtzman, Joseph Sernio, David Schoner Jr. and Brian J. Sheehy Sr. Lauren Concar Sheehy, Executive Director, Garden State Film Festival, said,  “We a...

VIDEO: Spike Lee in conversation with AFI Movie Club’s

    AFI Movie Club’s exclusive conversation with Spike Lee and moderator W. Kamau Bell about the legendary filmmaker’s iconic film DO THE RIGHT THING is now available to watch at    And through the generous support of our partners at Universal Pictures, DO THE RIGHT THING is available to rent for free on major digital platforms now through June 29, 2020.  HOW TO WATCH ...

Sundance Institute Selects 2020 Art of Editing Fellows

8 filmmakers have been chosen to participate in the Sundance Institute’s inaugural Art of Editing Lab and Fellowship. This is a new Lab developed after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, expressed digitally this year on Sundance Co//ab. The Fellowship evolved out of the Documentary Film Program’s standing commitment to supporting new voices in nonfiction feature editing. The Lab aims to develop artists personal artistic voice through mentorship as well as creative and strate...

Newly elected 2020–2021 Board of Governors Members announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2020–2021 Board of Governors.  The governors will take office at the first regularly scheduled board meeting of the new term.  Elected to the Board for the first time: Debra Zane, Casting Directors Branch Ava DuVernay, Directors Branch Stephen Rivkin, Film Editors Branch Linda Flowers, Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers Branch...

The "Gold Standard" Of Film Festival Training! with Film Festival Mastery

  •• The "Gold Standard" Of Film Festival Training! •• FILMMAKERS: Want to learn how to get into top-tier fests on a budget? Want to learn how to leverage that experience into better reps, paying gigs, and sales/distribution? Then watch our FREE 90-minute webinar that breaks down all the insider secrets you didn't know you needed to know! FILM FESTIVALS: Want to develop more revenue streams? Attract top films and filmmakers? Struggling with ...

Cloud 21 and Kultura PR Break New 'Virtual' Ground With Third Annual Global Entertainment Showcase During Online Marché du Film

Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International  co-presented the third annual "Global Entertainment Showcase: Cannes 2020” on June 24, 2020, virtually, during this year’s Online Marché du Film.  The ZOOM event featured panelists Threshold Entertainment Group CEO Larry Kasanoff (producer Mortal Kombat, Terminator 2), Roskino CEO Evgenia Markova and E! founder | Metan Global Entertainment Group President/CEO Larry Namer, with award-winning filmmaker Sue Vic...

The Cannes conferences live on June 26

  00:15  01:00 Cannes XR Development Showcase - Industry Mixer: Awaking Our Senses and Imagination  ⁠Mixer Cannes XR     01:00 03:00 Cannes XR Development Showcase 1-to-1 Meetings  ⁠Speed Meetings Cannes XR     01:00 01:30 Photo Spatial Sound - Adopting a new mindset  ⁠Keynote Cannes XR Nir Netzer Netzerland Studios | VR Director     09:00 ...

Workman Publishing Sends Message: We Are A Movement, Dr. Rev. William Barber II

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent Although Cannes 2020 is the focus right now, and the films we should see, consider taking a glimpse at this Op-Ed from Peter Workman's enterprise, Workman Publishing. It will keep you updated on the American fracturing happening right now. Perhaps things break before the enlightenment comes? Or just chaos before a critical election in the United States put into context... Curated by Screenmancer Staff - Workman Publishing Op-Ed As we as ...

Aneurin Barnard has been cast opposite Alex Pettyfer in HUNTERS IN THE DARK

ANEURIN BARNARD, A HUNTING MATCH FOR ALEX PETTYFER AND DDI Jason Moring, DDI CEO, announced today that BAFTA nominated actor Aneurin Barnard has been cast opposite award-winning actor Alex Pettyfer (I AM NUMBER FOUR, MAGIC MIKE) in HUNTERS IN THE DARK, joining Hong-Kong American actor Tzi Ma (MULAN, Ellen Wong (Netflix's Glow) and Elodie Yung (Netflix's Daredevil and The Defenders) Barnard had three films premiere at Toronto Film Festival last year: Iannucci's The Personal History ...

Last chance to register to the third Annual“Global Entertainment Showcase” during Cannes Market Online

Cloud 21 and Kultura PR to Co-present Third Annual “Global Entertainment Showcase" as Part of Cannes 2020 Conference During Online Marché du Film Panelists Include Threshold Entertainment Group CEO Larry Kasanoff, Roskino CEO Evgenia Markova and E! founder Larry Namer with Award-Winning Filmmaker Sue Vicory as Moderator Cloud21 International and Kultura PR International are pleased to co-present the third annual "Global Entertainment Showcase” on J...

Sad to hear Malo Girod de l'Ain passed away, the original co founder of is extremely saddened by the news of Malo 's passing after a long disease. The company owes much to Malo: in 1995 he registered the domain, and started as a directory of (3 years before Google started). The company built the first website for Cannes and Gilles Jacob, and did official an  CD Rom  for the festival. We had raised money and launched the brand into a portal in 2000. Since we have been able to keep the brand alive thro...

Doc talk: Discussing the role of festivals at Cannes Docs online, hosted by Visions du Réel

   Visions du Réel is a partner of Cannes Docs, and will host an online talk open to all Marché du Film participants on 24 June on "Non-fiction film distribution: Which role for festivals in the films’ journey?" > Cannes Docs Panel / 24 June 2020, 17:30 – 18:30 GMT+2 Which strategic role may the festivals play in the films' journey, and how can they contribute and support different types of distribution? This talk aims to...

Cannes'20: Bruce Willis back in action for Reactor from 308 Enterprises

BRUCE WILLIS BACK IN ACTION FOR 308 ENTERPRISES WITH THE EXCHANGE AS SALES AGENT Golden Globe winning actor Bruce Willis (DIE HARD FRANCHISE, UNBREAKABLE, ARMAGEDDON) is onboard to lead REACTOR financed and produced by 308 Enterprises and Almost Never Films. The Exchange will be introducing REACTOR at the upcoming Cannes Virtual Market. REACTOR in pre-production, will start shooting later this summer. REACTOR will be directed by Jared Cohn who wrote the original script with Cam...

New additions to the Vilnius Film Festival Programme Curating Team

  VIFF team has been joined by Andrei Tănăsescu The 26th International Vilnius Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” will take place in 2021. The already preparing team has been joined by a new team member, Andrei Tănăsescu. Tănăsescu has worked as a programme curator at multiple films festivals in Toronto, Berlin, Bucharest and others for many years; a few weeks ago he also became one of the curators of the Venice International Film Festival’s parallel section &ldquo...

VIDEO Conferences day 1 replay

  Meet the Streamers: Independent Streamers reply to a crisis Monday 22 June at 16:00 (Cannes Time, UTC+2) The COVID Pandemic has impacted all aspects of the film and media industry. However, independent digital initiatives have rapidly bloomed across the world not only to deliver precious films to a stranded audience, but also to support local cinemas, distributors and producers through a range of innovative ideas. With Filmin (Spain), Kino Now / Kino Marquee (USA) and Draken Film (Sw...

Bruno Chatelin Interviewed here and there

Not exhaustive at all, I know I should have filed them somehow, somewhere, or even HERE :-)... for the future generations of festival goers (joking of course)... Bruno on Boyz n the Hood (french only) Festival experts Filling the Void and sharing tips with Bruno Chatelin, Sandra Lipski, Ivan Wiener Daniel Sol... Bruno Chatelin Interviewed on filmfestivals for The Expert Process Podcast Bruno Chatelin interviewed in Izvestia on Golden Globes ...

Interview with Locarno Film Festival’s Artistic Director Lili Hinstin

In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Locarno Film Festival’s Artistic Director Lili Hinstin says Federal Council in Switzerland and Locarno will adopt measures to support culture and filmmakers.   The global recession following the pandemic has impacted arts funding all over the world, but in Switzerland, the government wants to help. In a new interview with CMRubinWorld, Lili Hinstin, Artistic Director of the Locarno Film Festival, tells C.M.Rubin, Founder of CMRubinWorld,...

The Cannes conferences live on Tuesday June 23

11:00 (1:00) CO-PRODUCTION IN COVID TIMES AND BEYOND | UK FILM WEBINAR How can co-productions move ahead in the unprecedented times of Covid? Co-production markets and festivals are moving online, we can’t fly across borders right now, but international collaboration is more important than ever. How are UK and international producers finding success with cross-border productions in 2020 and beyond? What are the benefits to co-producing in these times? Partner: Uk Film – Speakers: Cl...

The Cannes conferences live on Monday June 22


Cannes'20: New Financier for LatinX Projects and third party projects

GRANDAVE CAPITAL NEW FINANCIER IN TOWN FOR LATINX PROJECTS AND THIRD-PARTY INVESTMENT Industry veterans board new entertainment finance company Grandave Capital, based in San Diego and Los Angeles, with an investment focus on feature film acquisition, theatrical motion picture finance, development and production, and their LATINX production arm Broken English Productions. Newly formed Grandave Capital management include: ▪ Film Financier, President and Partner Stanley Preschutti who...

"Who you gonna call?" : SoundTrack_Zurich at the Zurich Film Festival will host Ray Parker Jr as guest of honour

  The Zurich Film Festival joins forces with five partners to launch SoundTrack_Zurich, a Swiss congress on film and media music. Musician Ray Parker Jr., composer of the GHOSTBUSTERS theme song, will be guest of honour at the event and present the world premiere of WHO YOU GONNA CALL, a documentary about his career. Music is already an important feature of the Zurich Film Festival (ZFF). Having collaborated since 2012 with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and the Forum Filmmusik to organi...

'Creating the new normal: intersectionality in the film industry' - panel Monday, June 22, 5:00 – 6:00pm CET

Monday, June 22, 5:00 – 6:00pm CET Locations: Hosted by the Marché du Film, co-hosted by the Swedish Film Institute.   A conversation with Anna Serner, CEO, the Swedish Film Institute Dr. Emilia Roig, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Intersectional Justice Franklin Leonard, CEO and founder, The Black List   Moderator: Kaleem Aftab     The panel will discuss paths towar...


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