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Register today and book appointments ahead of time with Cvent’s appointment scheduler to maximize networking opportunities. Search for attendees based on company, title, festival size and more to schedule appointments before you even arrive to the conference! Once registered a “Schedule Appointments” button is available on the top left portion of your confirmation screen, click…

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Franca Miraglia is the director, sponsorship at the Toronto International Film Festival Summit. Franca is responsible for overseeing the Sponsorship team’s new business development efforts and account management for both Festival and year-round TIFF Bell Lightbox sponsors. Franca has extensive experience developing innovative sponsorship programs that enhance corporate brands, reaching new audiences or reinforcing loyalty of…

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By: Patrick BrzeskiPosted on: July 1, 2013 While gay rights supporters across the United States were celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision allowing the resumption of same-sex marriage in California last week, Chinese gay activists had some welcome news of their own to cheer: for the first time in its 12-year history, the Beijing Queer Film Festival went…

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1. Being such an established company, how has Warner Brothers Digital Distribution evolved throughout the years?Warner Bros Digital Distribution has always been on the forefront of the industry transition from physical goods to digital consumption.  As the technology has shifted to enable consumers the opportunity to consume digitally, Warner Bros has led the industry in…

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By: Aja BeechPosted on: June 25, 2013 Philadelphia, PA may not be the first, or even second or third location a person may associate with Independent Film Festivals, but with the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (PIFF), now in its sixth year, that could soon change. On a hot and humid day in early June, Ben…

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Posted on: June 19, 2013By: Matt Patches Brad Pitt is arguably the biggest star in the world — or at least, the one with enough mystique to have us always wondering what he’ll do next. The “Word War Z“ actor keeps the old notion that a single cast member can make or break a movie, the…

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Posted on: June 24, 2013By: An SHANGHAI, June 23 (Xinhua) — A Russian film named The Major was awarded top prize at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival which concluded late Sunday evening. The film, winning the Golden Goblet for best feature film, talks about how things went out of control when corrupt police officers tried…

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1. Digital and video on demand distribution is a huge, growing business. What are some of the trends you have noticed within the industry?A positive trend we¹re seeing in the industry is that consumers are becoming more and more sophisticated in the way they want to consumemedia. Companies like iTunes and Google and Amazon are spending…

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By: Annaliza BorgPosted on: June 17, 2013 Peter Busuttil, Malta Film Commissioner has recently returned from one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, the Cannes Film Festival, to market Malta’s properties as a unique and dynamic film location. Cannes attracts professionals from the film industry, the advertising and PR-industry and the media, besides actors…

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By: John SerbaPosted on: June 11, 2013 GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Finally: Grand Rapids-made independent film ”Ape” will screen in West Michigan. After a whirlwind year in which filmmaker Joel Potrykus took his miniscule-budget indie movie to film festivals around the world, he has a chance to publicly share his work in his home state and…

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