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Edinburgh unveils 2015 industry line-up

3 June 2015 5:25 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Discussions to cover development, financing, exhibition and sustainability, and will include a new distribution market.

The Edinbugh International Film Festival (Eiff) has unveiled the line-up of industry events set to take place alongside this year’s festival.

Nine days of events will be held at the Eiff Delegate Centre at the Traverse Theatre from June 18.

Topics to be discussed will range from development and financing through to exhibition and sustainability.

There will be a number of events aimed at offering support and advice to emerging writers, directors and producers including two sessions hosted by partners of the BFI Net.Work looking at progressing from shorts to features.

Representatives from Creative England, Film London and the Scottish Film Talent Network will take part in the events including an opportunity for filmmakers to practice their feature pitch to get feedback on making their future applications stronger.

There will be events focussing on areas of interest specifically for producers »

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How 10,000 Funders And $463,000 Gave ‘Simon’s Cat’ Some Color

16 April 2015 10:08 AM, PDT | | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Simon Tofield has entertained internet audiences since way back in 2008 by way of Simon's Cat, an original online video program he created featuring an incredibly expressive, kinda anthropomorphized, black and white, cartooned feline with a knack for getting into physically comedic situations. Today, the Simon's Cat video catalog is composed of roughly 70 short films of a maximum length of about 180 seconds each. And those three-minute snippets of Simon's cat's life have elicited smiles and genuine laughs from a YouTube audience that's than 3.4 million subscribers strong who have - along with the rest of the internet - collectively watched the series' videos more than 633 million times.

That kind of popularity has encouraged Tofield and his team to add no less than 18 physical books and a small collection of fine art prints, human paraphernalia, feline paraphernalia, ceramics, plush toys, and other themed merchandise to the Simon's Cat universe. But soon Tofield and »

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