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Making Short Films and Promoting / Distributing Them at Festivals and Online: Some Strategies and Tactics, Costs and Benefits

Thanks to VFF alum Jeffrey Williams for sharing his experiences making, promoting, and distributing short films: ...

Event Cancellation Insurance - Who Needs It?

Event Cancellation Insurance is purchased for one off events as a protection against loss of revenue or extra expenses that result from uncontrollable circumstances such as unforeseen weather conditions, power failure, terrorism, cancellation, abandonment, postponement, interruption or relocation of an event. You can obtain a quote by completing an online Event Cancellation Questionnaire.  This type of insurance can also cover public liability, such as a serious injury to one...

Icahns to sell shares of Lionsgate common stock

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) ("the Company"), a leading diversified global entertainment company, announced today that Carl and Brett Icahn have reached an agreement with the Company under which the Icahns have agreed to sell up to 44,161,971 shares of Lionsgate common stock, representing substantially all of the Lionsgate shares currently owned by the Icahns. The parties also agreed to dismiss all outstanding litigation between them and release all claims that they may potentially have aga...

2009 Awards - San Francisco Short Film Festival

Here are the results for the 2009 edition of the San Francisco Short Film Festival. To see the complete list of films, visit Special Prize to the Best Short FilmCANDY DARLING by SILVIA DEFRANCE - Belgium"Candy Darling" is almost like a fun park ride, but for adults --- a sort of Freudian "Alice in Wonderland", but the landscape is a bit more ominous. A phantasmagoria of images that are at once unsettling, stimulating and darkly comical.Awarded ...

American Casino a documentary by Leslie Cockburn

"American Casino" a documentary by Leslie CockburnDirected by level headed Leslie Cockburn, this documentary discusses the subprime mortgage crisis, where 300 mortgage companies have gone out of business since 2006, and the American dream turned nightmare, with up close interviews from people on both sides of the spectrum, Michael Greenberger, Director of Trading, Jeff Greene, a real estate mogul who shorted subprime, an anonymous ex-employee from Bear Sterns who discusses CDO's, or Collateraliz...

Imperia Entertainment Offers Debentures to California Qualified Purchasers

Imperia Entertainment, Inc. hereby offers for sale up to 100 Units, consisting of a debenture, repaying principal plus 10% interest out of the first proceeds of the domestic theatrical release of “Say it in Russian.”  Each debenture is convertible to company common stock at the rate of 80 cents per share at the option of the holder, principal and accumulated interest payable from first proceeds of “Say it in Russian,” at the rate of 10% per annum, for the price of $1,000 per Unit, and...

Sponsors and partners of the 61th Locarno Festival edition

The 61st edition of the Locarno International Film, which opens on August 6, has been made possible thanks to the contribution of numerous sponsors and partners in the private sector. For Marco Solari, Festival President, «all these businesses have contributed, each in their own way, and in varying proportions, to making the next edition possible. They are all immensely important to the Festival, not only for their generous financial support, but also for the experience and competence they agre...

Global Film Finance 10 Workshops series in Cannes: 19-22 May 2007

New ways of financing and effective distribution for the film industry: 19-22 May 2007International filmmakers can benefit from a growing range of tax incentives and public funds as well as from newly established private equity funds. By integrating brands into their film they can create valuable cross promotion effects, relieving their budget, while Video on Demand platforms enable them to distribute their films worldwide to targeted audiences.International experts will help you to stay on top ...