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Montreal FF Hosts China

With China emerging as potentially the largest film market in the world, the Montreal World Film Festival has taken the bull by the horns and has invited key industry figures to meet during its event later this month. The Festival … Continue reading

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Weinsteins Line Of Credit

As has been reported here many times over, Harvey is back. After pushing through unlikely Oscar and awards season wins for the French silent film THE ARTIST, the Weinstein Company is planning for an ambitious season. Aside from new films … Continue reading

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Silverdocs Documentary Conference

The Silverdocs International Documentary Conference is an intensive five-day event that parallels the public festival, bringing together documentary filmmakers, funders, distributors, educators, and social media experts to discuss a range of topics. Among the areas to be covered are new … Continue reading

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China Theater Chain Deal

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has purchased AMC Entertainment, one of America’s largest theater chains, for $2.6 billion. Wanda is one of the largest exhibitors in China, and this gives the company unprecedented leverage with U.S. movie distributors as a … Continue reading

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Cannes Deals Keep Coming

In spite of what has been, so far, a rather quiet deal making season at the Cannes Film Festival, there have been a significant number of announcements made. With only a few days more before the industry begins to leave … Continue reading

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Familiar Faces, New Shingles

In the ever revolving circle of new and old companies that will be setting up shop at the Cannes Film Festival next week, several Festival veterans will be back on the Croisette, albeit with new shingles. Summit Entertainment co-founder David … Continue reading

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Harnessing The Creative

What is creativity and how can it be cultivated and enhanced? This was the provocative set of questions at the heart of the Advancing Creative Thinking: Imagination To Innovation conference held in Ridgefield, CT this past weekend. The 2-day event, … Continue reading

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Tribeca Interactive Events

To inform attending filmmakers, media mavens and business investors about the possibilities of the new interactive media, the Tribeca Film Institute is sponsoring TFI Interactive Day on April 23 as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. TFI Interactive Day, programmed … Continue reading

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Expanding French Film Markets

For France, much more so than any other country, film making is an established art form and an integral part of French culture. Public financial support for film making and distribution in foreign territories is considered an important tool of … Continue reading

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Chinese Online Merger

China’s largest online video company Youku.com has agreed to acquire second-ranked Tudou Holdings in an all-stock deal valued at more than $1 billion. The deal between the companies, which have been engaged in legal battles focused on alleged copyright infringement, … Continue reading

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