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European Film Promotion screens 13 Oscar contenders 2010 November 3-10 in Beverly Hills

Academy Award contenders from 13 European countries will be screened in Beverly Hills (Los Angeles) for Academy members, film professionals, and American Film Market (AFM) attendees. The industry screenings — which are hosted by European Film Promotion — will run from 2010 November 3 to November 10, coinciding with the AFM. Cinema Minima’s guide to the screenings includes the complete schedule, and is indexed by country and by title.Read This Story

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House of Film’s fusion distribution strategy optimizes revenues for quality independent films

CEO Ava B. connects independent movies with both traditional and non-traditional distribution to reach the widest possible global audience and maximize producers’ revenue in a new ‘fusion distribution’ model. “This new business model underscores our ability to incorporate product placement and integration, as well as sponsorships, into the production of quality independent films.”Read This Story

American Film Market 2009
American Film Market 2009
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Like Detroit's automakers, studios and independents have ignored their customers, says producer

“We have too many insignificant movies clogging our distribution channels,” observed independent producer — and former studio executive — Bill Mechanic. Addressing a conference of independent producers and distributors, he asked, “When was the last time you heard anyone either from a studio, or an independent, talking about improving their product, of creating positive buzz, and expanding the audience?”Read This Story