Wednesday 22 May, 2013 Four projects, $974,000, said to trigger $25 million investment and 1,015 jobs for the State. See Pictures, Jungleboys, Matchbox and Cordell Jigsaw take up the burden of stimulating the economy.
News Feature by: David Tiley Wednesday 22 May, 2013 Having reached the age of thirty, and extended from six to ten days in celebration, the St Kilda Film Festival was in serious need of a major sponsor until just a few weeks ago. Now on board the Air Asia dream machine, Paul Harris had a certain relief in his voice when he contemplated the long journey to thirty.
News Feature by: Alex Prior Wednesday 22 May, 2013 The business of the Cannes Film Festival is well under way, with Kim Mordaunt’s low budget feature The Rocket to get a US and Canadian release through Kino Lorber. The company has the rights to theatrical, VOD and home media, and will release in 2014. Tine Klint of Danish-based international sales agent LevelK did the deal.
News Feature by: Julie Marlow Wednesday 22 May, 2013 With just the right mix of pomp, perfidy, Prada and presales, Julie Marlow hunts the money stories through the madness of the Cannes multitudes. Broadcast involvement, for instance, is taking a dive at the shallow end of the pool, and spectators are waiting anxiously for a lifeguard.
News Feature by: Andrew Einspruch Tuesday 21 May, 2013 Even emerging producers fresh from the real world have to understand they are a brand, according to the Cannes Film Market’s Producers Workshop. Screen Hub’s Andrew Einspruch stays idealistic as he contemplates the pitching nitty-gritty of B2B Marketing Tools and Strategies and the invention of the producerial self.
News Feature by: Andrew Einspruch Tuesday 21 May, 2013 For the third year, the Cannes Film Market held its Producers Workshop, aimed at new and new-ish producers attending the market. One session in the series of workshops was What Kind of Producer Are You? Screen Hub’s Andrew Einspruch reports but keeps any reflections on his own identity to himself.
Wednesday 22 May, 2013 Reed Midem, which runs the MIP conferences, has plunged into the digital world with the purchase of LeWeb, a strand of conferences. The next, in London on June 5th and 6th, is enticing wandering Australians with a fifty percent discount, but only until May 23rd.
Monday 20 May, 2013 Penne Hackforth-Jones has died of lung cancer. She was pretty private, but her public world as a performer will linger in dozens of television programs and a solid bunch of secondary roles in some fine films. Read blog and you start to touch the spirit that endeared her to so many professional colleagues.
News Feature by: David Tiley Monday 20 May, 2013 Will The Great Gatsby leave Cannes with a prize? No, unless there is some wrinkle we have not heard of. Will The Last Dance? Yes, it already has. Antony I. Ginnane, who knows full well that film producing is made of modest victories, can be quietly pleased.
Monday 20 May, 2013 The successful New Zealand Make My Movie initiative has returned, and reconfigured itself as Make My Horror Movie. It is almost as if the idea itself is sentient, pulling a film community towards the dark side. And the possibility of international sales.
News Feature by: Julie Marlow Monday 20 May, 2013 What does a Cannes veteran actually think about as she makes her way through the melee of Cannes 2013? Money, goss, official discomfiture.. the Screen Australia saddling paddock, and some useful deals by antipodean players.
News Feature by: Alex Prior Monday 20 May, 2013 With theatrical runs that last for decades in all Australian capital cities, and an audience which numbers in the millions each year, using experimental formats and multimedia, you`d really think that Bruce Brown would be a celebrated figure in Australian documentary. Bruce who?
News Feature by: Alex Prior Monday 20 May, 2013 "We don`t consider film-making to be part of the Arts anymore. Film-making used to be for film-makers, now it`s just for anybody." The Museums Australia National Conference offers a challenging perspective on conventional screen industry professionalism
Friday 17 May, 2013 Knowing that emerging producers cluster around Vivid in Sydney and the St Kilda fest in Melbourne greedy for inspiration, SPAA snatches the opportunity to distract them with a very different form of entertainment. Workshops, which will cue them into bits of the new-look SPAAfringe.
Friday 17 May, 2013 In Rochester, Kodak has appointed Christian Richter to the new role of film lab and studio relationship manager. The big black K is not giving up on sprocket holes. Can justice be done in the dusty streets of the new frontier?
Friday 17 May, 2013 The Great Gatsby opened the Cannes Festival, as Luhrmann controlled the narrative with his usual calculated aplomb through the press conference. This is Gatsby le magnifique in action...
News Feature by: Andrew Einspruch Monday 20 May, 2013 As the masses gather for the Cannes Film Festival and its associated Marché du Film, .Screen Hub’s Andrew Einspruch has landed amongst them as part of a delegation from ScreenACT. The group sat down with Geoff Brown and Julie Marlow, both ex-SPAA and now working together as Filmmaking Services, who have been to dozens of Marchés du Film. Their generous wisdom flowed freely.
Thursday 16 May, 2013 Given that Indiegogo is doomed to grow until it becomes ferally competitive, it is not surprising that the Iron Sky gang is mutating the sizzle reel into something. . um.. just um.. that`s it.. UM.
News Feature by: David Tiley Friday 17 May, 2013 Spurred on by the brutal slow-motion reduction in sponsorship, the AFI has brought a blowtorch to the AACTA awards. Do they make a difference? Can we drop some? Does anybody not in the running really care? See the new-look evidence-based industry-acclaimed list of awards for 2014.