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Support is growing among producers, state agencies and sales agents for a proposal to create a scheme to share information on local films. global revenues modelled on the Sundance Transparency Project.
The scheme would enable Australian filmmakers to compare their work to similar films, identify all potential revenue streams and the distribution costs involved, and gauge how B.O. grosses co-relate to VOD and other online platforms.
However some advocates say commercial confidentiality and the reluctance of producers to share data on under-performing films may be stumbling blocks.
.The proposal has merits and Screen Producers Australia is supportive in principle, but obviously the supply of any commercially sensitive data is clearly a matter for individual businesses to consider," Spa CEO Matthew Deaner tells If. Screen industry consultant Julie Marlow said, .I think in principle it's a great idea, but we'd have to factor in the variables particular to our industry - working with government money, »
- Don Groves
The Australian screen industry should set up a scheme to share information on local films. global revenues modelled on the Sundance Transparency Project.
The scheme would enable Australian filmmakers to compare their work to similar films, identify all potential revenue streams and the distribution costs involved, and to guage how B.O. grosses co-relate to VOD and other online platforms.
The proposal has been floated by David Court, founding head of the Aftrs Centre for Screen Business, and producer Andrea Buck, a recent Aftrs Masters graduate.
The idea is being received enthusiastically by producers, directors,. distributors and federal and state agencies polled by If, with some caveats.
In the Us nearly 100 films, all budgeted below $US7 million and released from 2012 onwards, have submitted data to the Transparency Project website, a non-profit unit which launched in January.
.Filmmakers have few past films to guide them and limited capacity to gather the »
- Don Groves
Netflix is constantly growing in Latin America, and while in Mexico the catalog is still nowhere as big as the North American one, several hotly anticipated TV series, such as Better Call Saul and House of Cards, are greatly helping in order to have more Mexican users. Now Netflix has launched a contest to support Mexican independent cinema, offering a one-year contract to two films to be available on the platform internationally. There are 10 Mexican films competing to become one of the two lucky ones that will be part of Netflix for a full year, reaching audiences that otherwise they wouldn't. The ten films are the following: 12 Segundos by Nenneth Müller Año Bisiesto by Michael Rowe Diente por Diente by Miguel Bonilla El...
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We’ve been a champion of Michael Rowe, an Australian filmmaker living in Mexico, since his 2010 debut Leap Year, which snagged him the Camera D’or at Cannes. Since then, his 2013 sophomore effort, The Well, premiered at the Rome Film Festival and is currently without Us distribution. His latest project, Rest Home, was long supposed to star Melissa George, who has since dropped out and was recently replaced by Xavier Dolan muse Suzanne Clement. The psychological drama, which follows a security guard in a retirement home whose life spirals out of control when he catches his wife with a lover, pushing him to the brink of insanity.
Cast: Suzanne Clement, Paul Doucet
U.S. Distributor: Rights available
Release Date: Filming began in Montreal this November, so we’re hoping to see this »
- Nicholas Bell
4 items from 2015
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