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Miramax films offered to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland

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  Netflix Inc.  and Miramax today announced a new multi-year digital licensing agreement that will bring a broad range of acclaimed Miramax films to Netflix members in the UK and Ireland. Beginning in early 2012, Miramax titles will be available for Netflix members to watch instantly in the UK and Ireland streamed over the Internet to connected TVs, tablets, game consoles, computers and mobile phones.   Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.  Netflix anno...

Miramax announces Immersion program with Doha Film Institute

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Summer Media Immersion Program is Opportunity to Work with Miramax Executives and Gain Valuable Entertainment Industry Knowledge  Miramax today announced its Media Immersion Program, a summer internship opportunity for the university-level students of Qatar to work with Miramax executives in the Company’s Los Angeles or London offices.  The goal of the internship is for students to gain considerable experience working in entertainment and media.  The inaugural program, created in partnershi...

Social Media Meets The Movies

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  Aside from the smorgasboard of films on tap at this year’s 10th Tribeca Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, the event has been filled with very interesting film panels and talks. One of the most interesting took place on Tuesday entitled Digital By Design. Paramount Digital Entertainment president Tom Lesinski led a panel of experts to discuss how social media can assist in both the marketing and the distribution of independent films. Now that more movies are being distr...

Chicago International Children's Film Festival highlights

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The 26th annual Chicago International Children's Film Festival (CICFF), taking place October 22-November 1, 2009, is the largest festival of films for children in North America and features over 200 films from 40 countries. Programming the best children's media for over 30 years, the Festival welcomes over 26,000 Chicago area children, adults, and educators to the screenings, and over 130 filmmakers, media professionals & celebrities attend the Festival to lead interactive workshops with kids. T...

Come back for our coverage of the Miami Film Festival, this friday

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Mission The mission of the Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) is to bridge cultural understanding, endorse tolerance and encourage artistic development and excellence within a vigorous academic setting by provoking thought through film. By bringing the best of world cinema to Miami, MIFF presents the city and the film industry with a singular platform that fosters creative and technical talent. Vision With its singular geographic and cultural position, the Miami Internation...

Dunaway Not Done Yet: AFM 2006

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By Liza Foreman Los Angeles - Bizarre characters are a fact of life at the American Film Market, the annual independent-film bazaar. But this year’s event reached a new level Tuesday when Faye Dunaway emerged from the regular crowd of low-rent producers and Hollywood wannabes. The last conference staged during the eight-day gathering (November 1st – 8th) was already wild enough with fifteen cinematographers crammed onto a small stage. They were busy discussing the selected topic of making ar...

Antalya’s Eurasia Film Market gets thumbs up

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The first film market ever held in Turkey ended yesterday in Antalya and was hailed as a success both by buyers and sellers, several of whom were clearly taken aback by the sheer professionalism of the organisers.A combined total of some 200 buyers and sellers from approximately 30 countries attended the inaugural Eurasia Film Festival which took place over four days during the week-long 43rd Golden Orange Eurasia Film Festival.The launch of the film market is a bold bid by the Turks to position...

Rendez-Vous with French Screens Uptown and Downtown NY

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The French are coming, the French are coming….again. The annual RENDEZ-VOUS WITH FRENCH CINEMA, a leading showcase for new French films, returns to New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center for an eleventh year. The program of fifteen new features will screen at the Society’s Walter Reade Theater in uptown New York, and, for the first time, have parallel screenings at the IFC Center Theater in Greenwich Village. Festival dates are March 10 to 19.The series is co-presented by Unifrance USA,...

Suprise French Penguin Docu gets Oscar nomination

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Luc Jacquet's Marche de l'Empereur just got nominated for best documentary by the Academy. The film has been seen by 20 Millions viewers and took a cumulated 77M$ at the US Box Office.Director: Luc JacquetScreenwriter(s): Luc Jacquet, Michel FesslerCinematography: Laurent Chalet, Jérôme MaisonProducer(s): Yves Darondeau, Christophe Lioud, Emmanuel PriouNarrators: Charles Berling, Romane Bohringer, Jules SitrukNominations for the 78th Annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday, January 31 ...

Acquisition Shopping At Sundance

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$16 Million Dollar Deal for Craig Brewer’s Film HUSTLE AND FLOWSome of us are the careful shoppers looking for the best quality at the right price. Others see the potential for this item to reap more benefits down the road. However your pocket book fits these analogies, studio acquisitions are shopping in Park City at the 24th Sundance Film Festival. Now considered the top US Market for Independent Films, Sundance draws the industry, corporate sponsors, oh yes if your fortunate a few ticket...

NY IFP Market Proves Central for Independents

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New York’s IFP Market Proves Central for IndependentsIndependent productions are multiplying exponentially, driven by funding from an expanding film industry, an unending number of film school graduates, the multiplication of distribution technologies and, last not lest, ever cheapening production technologies. Whereas Emanuel Levy counted only 50 independent productions in 1998 and 1000 in 1998, only six years later the number jumped to about 2000 last year with no end count in sight. I...

Peoples awarded at Pocono Mountains

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“Peoples” a Strictly Kings Productions won two top awards at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival on Saturday July 10, 2004. The film received Best Full Feature Film and Best Supporting Actor, Billoah Greene for his portrayal of Sorn Jackson. This is just following on the similar sucess at the Beverly Hills Film Festival where it won best feature.Billoah landed his first major role in Miramax’s “Levity" which he co-starred with Morgan Freeman and Kirsten Dunst. He is also featured in the ...

Hollywood Horror next fall

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Hollywood Film Festival & Film Threat celebrate Genre Cinema In HollywoodThe Hollywood Horror, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival(TM)The Hollywood Film Festival will mark its triumphant return on October 12, 2004, to the state-of-art Arclight Theatres in Hollywood for an eight annual, weeklong series of screenings, seminars, competitions, awards, and other unique festivities.The HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL announces its alliance with FILM THREAT and Chris Gore, as well as this year's special focus on celeb...

New York City PitchXchange launches june 4&5

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NEW YORK PITCHXCHANGE - FIRST ROUND OF EXECUTIVES ANNOUNCED Finally, East Coast screenwriters have access to industry decision makers!Companies confirmed to be hearing pitches include: Miramax, Dimension, Blue Sky, The Hudson Agency, Andrew Lauren Productions, Bigel/Mailer Films, 4th Row Films, Deutsch/Open City and HDnet Films, Emerging Pictures, Eric Hanson Management, the Howard Stern Production Company and Hallmark Entertainment.The Inaugural New York City PitchXchange brings one-on-one pitc...

Indie Fame at Oscars

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Following is a summary of films in the top categories involving AFMA member companies: Best PictureThe Lord of the Rings: Return of the KingAlliance Atlantis – Canadian distributorNew Line – Producer/US distributorSvensk Filmindustri – Scandinavian distributionLost In TranslationFocus Features – US distributor Best ActorCold MountainMiramax – Producer/US distributorHouse of Sand and FogCobalt Media Group – ProducerFilmax S.A. – Spain distributorMiramax – UK distributorLost in Tra...

Indie fame at Oscars

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Following is a summary of films in the top categories involving AFMA member companies: Best PictureThe Lord of the Rings: Return of the KingAlliance Atlantis – Canadian distributorNew Line – Producer/US distributorSvensk Filmindustri – Scandinavian distributionLost In TranslationFocus Features – US distributor Best ActorCold MountainMiramax – Producer/US distributorHouse of Sand and FogCobalt Media Group – ProducerFilmax S.A. – Spain distributorMiramax – UK distributorLost in Tra...

Getting Picked Up In Park City

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Getting Picked Up In Park City Films and People Hooking UpWith all the receptions, cocktails parties, sponsor parties, galas, and music concerts to be had in Park City for the Sundance Film Festival, the mingling of the singles and films hits a peak during the eleven-day event. With couples getting picked up all over Park City at these soirees there are now many by films that are now picked up by studio’s and distribution companies. The Festival still had two days to go but the deals and rela...

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