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Variety European TV Summit - VIDEO - Panel discussion 'Distribution'

Panel discussion Have Content, Will Travel Content producers have more options than ever before to have their projects reach audiences all over the world. How are distributors fine-tuning curation and helping audiences discover new programming? Which kinds of platforms work better in which territories? What is the best way to market at scale and be engaging at the same time across countries and cultures? Panel Speakers:       Stewart Clarke -...

Variety TV Summit Europe - VIDEO - Panel discussion 'Online Platforms'

Panel discussion Platform (Di)agnostic It’s easy to get whiplash with content options in every direction. How are global media companies broadening their reach with new platforms and new ways of accessing content? How does audience behaviour vary from territory to territory? How are online platforms staying competitive as traditional media companies sharpen their digital focus? Panel Speakers:     Leo Barraclough - International Features Editor, Variety ...

Variety TV Summit Europe - Day Overview

As part of London Tech week, Variety has teamed up with KNect365 and put together an impressive line-up of speakers for the Variety TV Summit in London.  The speakers are giving us invaluable insights on how their respective worlds are evolving, on how they are adapting to the tech disruption brought on by players such as Netflix and Amazon in the industry. VIDEO Day's Summary ...

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New Film Makers Los Angeles 2014 Year End Event, By Adrienne Papp

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News from the Market: Tension with Russian Buyers

According to Variety, Russian buyers are threatening to halt all business negotions if their demands to renegotiate deals struck before the financial crisis are not met.  The buyers are asking for up to 90% reductions on deals signed before the crisis.  Here in Cannes, Russian aquisition has ground nearly to a halt and the Russian distributers seem to be unyielding with their demands.   U.S. reactions to the situations are mixed and it is yet unclear what renegotiations will take place. ...

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Museum of the Moving Image Preview Series

  Friday, June 22-------The Museum of the Moving Image, the only New York cultural institution exclusively devoted to the study and appreciation of film and the media arts, is joining with erstwhile entertainment trade publication Variety to present the Variety/Moving Image Screening Series, premiering twelve significant new films, followed by conversations with the directors and/or actors. The series is being launched on Tuesday, June 26th with the advanced preview of the new Werner Herzog wa...

Marion Hänsel gives Variety Cinema Militans Interview

Marion Hänsel gives the Variety Cinema Militans Interview as part of the Holland Film Meeting during the 26th Netherlands Film Festival. On Saturday 30 September at 17:30, the filmmaker will get into conversation with Variety's Katja Hofmann about her vision on the future of cinema. The fixed theme of this section, 'the position and viability of cinema in the present age', is an adaptation of the theme of Dutch film theoretician Menno ter Braak's essay 'Cinema Militans' (1926). Directly after...

SILVERDOCS Opens This Evening With Tales of Hollywood

Tuesday, June 13-----The 4th edition of SILVERDOCS: The AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival, the leading documentary film festival in North America, launches this evening with a reflective view of the creative and economic pressures of the Hollywood system. BOFFO! TINSELTOWN’S BOMBS AND BLOCKBUSTERS, directed by veteran documentarian Bill Couturie, is based on the book written by long-time Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart, in celebration of the film trade’s 100th anniversary. The ...