Former 20th Century Fox executive, producer of What Women Want, and once-supervising executive on a little movie called Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Susan Cartsonis takes a long look at the financial reasons to have more women in the industry.
The industry may think a film is Australian because our mob made it for an international market, but the festival audience at Cannes wants something genuinely Australian. A reasonable demand, says Tara Judah, in her film critic mode. Aren`t we in the business of depicting ourselves? Cue opportunities for irony..
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.
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.
Capturing the theme ‘life is amazing’ has led to an amazing life experience for two Auckland-based filmmakers, who debuted their first short film as part of the Lexus Short Films premiere at Cannes Film Festival over the weekend.
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.