Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Consumer Laundering – Piracy’s Silver Lining Unfolds

Operators of online piracy websites should take note, they’re sitting on the next media gold rush: Consumer Laundering, or, Scrubbing Your Subscribers.

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Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum concluded this week and has become the preeminent financial gathering of its kind. One thing that sets this forum apart is…

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Review: Future of Film Summit

Review: Future of Film Summit

Variety and Digital Media Wire held their Future of Film Summit — this year’s agenda: Dealmaking in the Age of Digital Cinema…but only if it’s in 3D.

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Hollywood’s a Small Town, and So is Second City

Hollywood’s a Small Town, and So is Second City

On Monday October 4th, La Grande Orange in Santa Monica hosts Windy City West, a private party for those from Chicago working in the entertainment industry. It is a hot ticket item and I’m told a crowd expected to top 400. Expect to see all the top Chicagoans walking the red carpet.

Chicago is a tight-nit community with everyone knowing at least someone who is somebody in the buisness by at least one degree of seperation. It’s a great group of people to be a part of and as with most tribes, is very loyal to their own.

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2010 Toronto Film Festival: Part 1

2010 Toronto Film Festival: Part 1

I’m heading to the Toronto International Film Festival, which kicks-off this week and marks the one-year anniversary of the credit crunch and market collapse that left the streets of last year’s festival strewn with the bodies of dead deals.

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Whitewater Films Roundtable: Indie Film & the Tech Effect

Whitewater Films Roundtable: Indie Film & the Tech Effect

We may live in the era of connectivity, but the Internet is no substitute for real, in person discussion about changes in independent film. Here’s our report on Whitewater Film’s latest roundtable and their efforts to create an indie community.

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Film Finance Events: Worth the Money or Waste of Time?

Film Finance Events: Worth the Money or Waste of Time?

Those in attendance all have the same high hopes of learning that silver bullet of information they are dying to know, or meeting the people they need to meet to finally make their financing dreams come true. Should you attend or should you not attend?

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