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Interview with Marché du Film Executive Director Jérôme Paillard

Jérôme Paillard in conversation with Bruno Chatelin     Facts and figures on the 2020 marchédu Film online, the first edition of its kind. Quite a challenge on many fronts   A few figures about attendance  trends this year? when is the marchedufilm.online opening, why 5 days only? How many of the Cannes official selection  titles will be screening in the virtual Marché do you see a trend ? I see 16 conferences and panels a...

Jonathan Wolf in conversation with filmfestivals.com about the 40th edition of AFM

Jonathan Wolf sat down towards the end of the market with filmfestivals.com and commented on the attendance of this market (just as full as always with around 7000 participants, 20 cinemas running non stop, three stages operating panels, 350 companies taking meetings) and on the state of the industry and the shift to online streaming and on demand platforms, the" new world order".     Jonathan Wolf, a graduate of USC Business School, has held an illustrious car...

Video Interview with Pascal Diot, head of Venice Production Bridge

Filmfestivals.com partner of Venice Production Bridge sat down with the Pascal Diot who shared with our audience a few practical facts and figures on the Market which he has created 6 years ago. ...

Veteran Producer Todd Garner collaborates with AFM this year on a special episode of his industry podcast

Veteran Producer Todd Garner collaborates with AFM this year on a special episode of his industry podcast, THE PRODUCERS GUIDE: Todd Garner & Hollywood’s Elite.    Todd sits down with WWE wrestler and comedy actor John Cena to discuss “PRODUCING COMEDY IN TODAY’S HOLLYWOOD, A SERIOUS BUSINESS".   Don’t miss this program on Tuesday 11/10 at 5pm PST. -------------------------------------- PROGRAM INFORMATION -------------------------------...

VIDEO conversation with Dennis Davidson, DDA founder, publicIty and film communication veteran and Cannes expert

The DDA Group celebrated this past september 50th anniversary, was launched in 1970 by Dennis Davidson and Michael Dalling who left to run his own publicity boutique, later merged with Rogers & Cowan.  Bruno Chatelin had the privilege of working with both on a couple of occasions: Michael ran the publicity for the launch of filmfestivals.com in 2000. and Bruno had also worked with DDA on Cliffhanger presentation in Cannes 1993 and Twelve Monkeys while running Sony theatrical distribut...

Sundance Institute Announces Seven New Members of Board of Trustees

The nonprofit Sundance Institute today announced the newly appointed and recent additions to the Institute’s Board of Trustees. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ann Lewnes, Wonya Lucas join the board alongside Uzodinma Iweala, Amanda Kelso, William Plapinger, and Junaid Sarieddeen who joined over the last year. Together they add to the business, cultural, and philanthropic leaders who guide and steer the entire organization and also act in an advisory capacity. The distinguished new Trustees br...

Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Music Meets Film welcomes four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman as speaker

This year’s Music Meets Film held virtually along with the complete Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event programme, will give an insight into the creative layers of composers, film directors and industry leaders. One of the main speakers of the programme is four-time Oscar nominee Danny Elfman, who has established himself as one of the most versatile and accomplished film composers in the industry.  The conversation...

The Jury Members of the 4th El Gouna Film Festival

Following in the footsteps of its previous 3 editions, El Gouna Film Festival, in its 4th edition, summons some of the most talented international and Arab filmmakers, film critics, and experts to select the winning films in its 3 main competitions. With the participation of acclaimed films by celebrated and influential directors, in addition to exciting and innovative films by emerging filmmakers, the process of selecting the award winners proves to be a challenging task....

HIFF40 Honorees: Ann Hui, Dave Filoni, Rachel Brosnahan, Steven Yeun, Lana Condor, Keala Settle, Phillipa Soo & Jason Scott Lee

    HIFF40 presented by Halekulani (November 5-29) is honored to announce this year's honorees:   Halekulani Career Achievement Award: Ann Hui (Hong Kong auteur, BOAT PEOPLE, SONG OF THE EXILE, A SIMPLE LIFE)   Halekulani Maverick Award: Dave Filoni (STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, THE MANDALORIAN)  Rachel Brosnahan (I'M YOUR WOMAN, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL)  Steven Yeun (MINARI, BURNING, THE WALKING DEAD)   Halekulani New Vanguard Award: ...

Congrats to Alberto Barbera confirmed as the Director of the Cinema Department for the next 4 years

La Biennale di Venezia / Artistic Directors of the Departments appointed for the four-year term 2021-2024: Alberto Barbera for Cinema Wayne McGregor for Dance Lucia Ronchetti for Music ricci/forte for Theatre Pictured above 1: Alberto Barbera with President Paolo Baratta; 2: Lucia Ronchetti, Wayne McGregor, Gianni Forte, Stefano Ricci.jpg La Biennale di Venezia announces that the Board of Directors has appointed the Artistic Directors for the Cinem...

Eva Zaoralová, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s artistic advisor, was awarded by the Ministry of Culture

On the occasion of the state holiday on 28 October, the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival’s artistic advisor Eva Zaoralová was awarded the Ministry of Culture Award for Contribution in the Field of Cinema and Audiovisual Work. This prestigious award was awarded to Eva Zaoralová for her many years as the artistic head of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and for her lifelong promotion of Czech films and filmmakers abroad. In view of the situation relating to...

Pim Hendrix announces the Screenplay Contest Winners in Byron Bay Fest

Pim Hendrix : BBIFF SCREENPLAY CONTEST DIRECTOR announced the three winners of the script competition: 3rd place:Happy Alone  by Lloyd Seddon 2nd place: Mescalero by Anderson Boyd 1st place: Storms of Tobruk by Christopher J. Morrison The pandemic may have brought the economies of many countries to their knees, but if the winning entries in this year’s Byron Bay Film Festival Screenplay Contest are any guide, it did nothing to dampen the creativity and br...

VIDEO Interview with the producer of the Byron Bay Fest opening film The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra

Ivan O’Mahoney (producer) presents « The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra » to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company. He sat down with Christophetr Labanne in Byron Bay to chat about his latest feature doc.   Nel Michin and Wayne Blair Directors, take us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, and recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers...

VIDEO: Thea Mcleod Interview from Byron Bay Festival 2019

Thea McLeod is a casting director and actress, known for Neighbours (1985), Pawno (2015) and Summer Coda (2010) www.mcleodcasting.com/     http://www.mcleodcasting.com/     ...

MY VIDEO MEMORIES: Stallone in Cannes 1993 for the AMFAR charity gala

Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone was selected to screen as a special event at Cannes Film Festival France May 1993 The film was distributed by Sony and I was in charge of the marketing. Ampazing memories from Sly in front of thousands of people gathered on the Canal + set, massive crowd packed for hours in front of the Palais... Sly and Mario Kassar (Rambo and Cliffhanger's producer) walking the red carpet...enjoying "best day in my life" as Sly told me that evening! As ...

VIDEO: Back then in Cannes with Arnold promoting Last Action Hero

Great memories and so funny to see myself next to Arnold Schwarzenegger, on this video I jave just found;  offering himsome protection against the crowd... or was it the opposite ?  I am also quite proud of the exposure we have got for the film (against a mere 5000€ budget renting a barge from Marseille to host a 17m high inflatable Arnold) which gave us front cover from every magazine in the world.     ...

VIDEO from Byron Bay Film Festival : Interview with the producer of the opening film The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra

Ivan O’Mahoney (producer) presents « The Firestarter - The story of Bangarra » to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Bangarra Dance Theatre Company. He sat down with Christophetr Labanee in Byron Bay to chat about his feature doc.     Nel Michin and Wayne Blair Directors, take us through Bangarra’s birth and spectacular growth, and recognises Bangarra’s founders and tells the story of how three young Aboriginal brothers, Stephen, Dav...

Aaron Sorkin and Chloé Zhao Announced as First Honorees at SFFILM Awards Night 2020

SFFILM’S Awards Season Celebration and Fundraiser Is Going Online to Support the Organization’s Year-Round Work Cultivating the Next Generation of Film Artists San Francisco, CA – SFFILM has announced two notable filmmakers that will accept honors at SFFILM Awards Night, the organization’s annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. This year’s highly anticipated awards show has shifted from its traditional seated dinner and onst...

Get a chance to practice your estonian and check my recent interview from Matsalu Nature Film Festival !

BRUNO CHATELIN – MEES FILMIFESTIVALIDE KÕRGEIMAST TAEVAST Tänavuse MAFF-i žürii töös kategoorias „Inimene ja loodus“ lööb väliskülalisena kaasa prantslane Bruno Chatelin – aukartust äratava haardega ning filmifestivalidel ilma teinud filmilevitaja. Just tänu temale jõudis MAFF-ile mullu festivali Grand Prix' võitnud Rob Stewarti luigelaul „Haide häving“ ning selle 2016. a...

The Tribeca Film Festival is expanding its virtual program with Tribeca Talks At Home

 DIRECTORS SERIES FEATURING DRAKE DOREMUS WITH NICHOLAS HOULT, KARYN KUSAMA WITH LISA CHOLODENKO   The Tribeca Film Festival is expanding its virtual program with Tribeca Talks At Home: Directors Series. Episodes will feature director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy, Douchebag) with actor Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max:Fury Road, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, “Billions”) with screenwriter Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right, Laurel Canyon). Sp...

Cannes 2020 Special: The Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition

Jury for Short Films and Cinéfondation 2020 © DR The "Cannes 2020 Special" event runs from 27 to 29 October 2020 and marks the Festival's return to its home turf, in a homecoming that puts the emphasis on short films and up-and-coming directors: as every year, the Jury for Short Films and the Cinéfondation film school competition will be awarding the Short Film Palme d'or to one of the 11 films in Competition, and the three Cin&ea...

MoJo signs Director Patricia Chica as she completes filming on "Montréal Girls".

MoJo Global Arts, the company founded by Morris Ruskin, Jordan Walker-Pearlman and Joseph Mellicker, has signed Canadian/El Salvadorian filmmaker Patricia Chica as production in Montreal resumes.   (Los Angeles, CA) – October 20, 2020. Award-winning director Patricia Chica just wrapped  filming on Montréal Girls, a dramatic feature developed with her writing partner Kamal John Iskander and Canadian production company Objectif 9. ...

VIDEO: Academy Dialogues:Owning Your Brand by taking control to tell new and authentic stories

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Academy governor and producer DeVon Franklin (“Breakthrough”), The Black List founder Franklin Leonard, producer Debra Martin Chase (“Harriet”), and M88 president and managing partner Phillip Sun, discuss their professional journeys and finding success outside of the traditional Hollywood system. What is the importance of having a vision, investing in yourself, and building a business brand by taking control to tell new and authentic stories? Table of con...

VIDEO: Jim Gianopulos, head of Paramount, offered a very smart masterclass during LAGFF

Greek connections at their best: Angeliki Giannakopoulos (LAGFF co founder) conducted a very high level interview (Zoom) with Jim Gianopulos Paramount Pictures Chairman and CEO.   Jim is a second-generation Greek-American, Gianopulos oversees the studio’s film and television operations worldwide, including production, marketing, distribution and all other facets. Gianopulos has been a leading figure in the global entertainment industry for more than 30 years. Previously he ...
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