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SXSW & TFF 2016: Starz Wins Bidding War for My Blind Brother Distribution

SXSW & TFF 2016: Starz Wins Bidding War for My Blind Brother Distribution

Starz has picked up Sophie Goodhart’s romantic comedy, My Blind Brother, which premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival and also played at Tribeca Film Festival, Variety reports. The magazine says that the acquisition “will likely be the biggest sale out of this year’s South by Southwest” and is estimated to be in the low seven-figure range. The comedy was reportedly

#DemocratizeCinema With New Online Platform Flix Premiere

The majority of great films have long been underappreciated and overlooked due to the Hollywood model set in place ages ago.  Consumers are forced to believe that the only new movies available each year, are films that have a theatrical run. In reality, as many as 95% of films ‘never’ find their audience or recover

Helen Mirren Joins Why Women Short Film Challenge

Can you make a powerful short film, that stands out from the crowd? Now you have the opportunity to put the conditions of women on the international agenda, in collaboration with THE WHY and actress Dame Helen Mirren. Helen Mirren will be involved in WHY WOMEN? not only as an ambassador for women’s rights, but

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Dispatches From The 2015 American Film Market

The 2015 American Film Market closed its 36th edition Wednesday, November 11. The AFM again was host to a truly global market, with a total of 407 films screenings in more than 30 languages, including 87 world premieres and 242 market premieres. New this year, was attendees were hosted nightly to Carousel Cocktails at sunset on the

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Indie Film 2012, From Sundance To Hollywood

This past Saturday, the annual Disney Expo (in its 23 edition) unveiled the, exciting for some, news that Jurassic World Director Colin Trevorrow will helm the 9th edition of the Star Wars franchise. Though the inclusion of a blockbuster Director to make another blockbuster may not seem too radical, Trevorrow actually holds his roots in

Keep Independent Film in Primetime on PBS!

Public television is deciding whether or not to keep two series that showcase independent, point-of-view films in their premier prime-time slot on Monday nights at 10 pm. The final decision will be announced in May. Until then, PBS programming leadership is taking a “listening tour” to hear stakeholders and viewers talk about why independent, point-of-view

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