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Dispatches From The 2015 American Film Market

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

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Announces Spotlight, Midnight & Special Screenings

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced its feature film selections in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections as well as  work in progress screenings. The 14th edition of the Festival will take place from April 15 to April 26 in New York City. The Spotlight section features 40 films, consisting of 23 narratives and

Seed&Spark Partners With Emerging Pictures to Distribute More Diverse Selection of Films in Local Movie Theaters

Seed&Spark, the world’s leading crowdfunding and distribution platform made just for independent film, will partner with Emerging Pictures—an all-digital film and alternate content network of theaters in the United States—to extend theatrical distribution to filmmakers who crowdfund on the Seed&Spark platform. Starting in March, both feature and short films that have successfully secured funding on Seed&Spark and have hit audience-building

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Announces ‘SNL’ Documentary As Opening Night Film

The Tribeca Film Festival , presented by AT&T, announced today that the world premiere of the documentary Live From New York!, will open the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday, April 15. “Saturday Night Live” has been reflecting and influencing the American story for 40 years. Live From New York! explores the show’s early years, an experiment

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