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March 27 at 12:34pm

Awesome Filmmaker Program In Amsterdam

You should fly in this June to Amsterdam.  I am going to.  Check it out here.

The Binger FilmLabs’ “Filmmaking In The Digital Age” kicks off June 10th with yours truly, but it keeps on getting better from there.

Look at this program! [...]


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March 24 at 9:10pm

FREE Passes: BANFF Content Industry Connect in LA March 26

Lucky you! I got this great offer on Facebook that I can extend to you dear reader:

Hi Ted,

I wanted to reach out to you with complimentary passes (retail value $199 each) to the upcoming Content Industry Connect event for film, TV and digital media executives happening this Wednesday in at the London in west Hollywood. We thought that there may be some people within your membership in LA who may want to attend.

Presented by the Banff World Media Festival, the exclusive one day event includes an unparalleled day of programming and networking for executives working in development, production and monetization of entertainment content. The sessions include speakers from top production and media houses speaking on a variety of topics including business solutions and inspiration. The evening closes out with Variety announcing their TV Impact Award Recipient and a rooftop cocktail reception. The official schedule is here: http://banffmediafestival.com/media/news-details/982/

Please see the invitation below. Feel free to pass this around, I have a limited number of complimentary spots. To register please use this URL:http://la.contentindustryconnect.com/registration/?product_id=3408&product_code

Thanks!

If you attend, it would be wonderful for you to let me know what you learned, and perhaps we can run it as a post so we all can learn!


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March 21 at 11:00am

Pledge To Try To Pass The Bechdel Test With Your Future Films

Isn’t it about time that the majority of the films could claim that: [...]


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March 18 at 11:00am

Please Help Me Find An Awesome Assistant

Many of my former assistants are ruling the film world now. I look forward to many more joining their ranks. 
 
 
And I don’t throw things at them, ever!
 


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March 17 at 1:30pm

Filmonomics: The Quest for a Film Index

By Colin Whitlow

In this guest Filmonomics post adapted from his initial think pieces on the Cinema Research Institute (CRI) blog, CRI 2014 fellow Colin Whitlow explains why the film industry would benefit from a dedicated performance index – and how he is approaching building just such a valuable tool.

The film industry is weakened by the absence of an objective, transparent measuring tool for would-be film investors. Many mature industries have created an index to help the investment community get a read on the sector’s financial climate. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, serves as a real-time proxy for mainstream financial market activity and economic health. The Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, calculated and kept monthly by the statistical rating organization Standard & Poor, are well-respected indicators of real estate performance in the U.S. Even esoteric asset classes such as fine wine and collectible art have their own benchmarks. But the film industry has no such like-for-like barometer.

fruit dow  Filmonomics: The Quest for a Film Index

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March 12 at 11:11am

What Spec Scripts Sold in 2013?

What was selling? How did it compare to the years before?

Download the free report here: [...]


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March 10 at 9:14am

What Does The Film Industry REALLY Think?

Stephen Follows and his team surveyed 1,235 film industry professionals, all of whom have attended at least one of the three major film markets (Cannes, Berlin or AFM) within the past five years and asked questions on a variety of hot topics including piracy, the appeal of 3D, gender, and how optimistic industry professionals are for 2014.

To receive a free 25 page PDF containing all the results,  sign up for his email mailing list at [...]


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