Posted by David Zannoni

Long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni has series of exclusive Stage 32 blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe.

Today, David gives an overview of the entertainment business in 2020, and lets you know what you expect in 2021 in his exclusive Stage 32 vlog. You will learn about:

  • How theaters and studios are dealing with pandemic movie theater closures
  • The massive amount of development that took place in 2020
  • The uptick in animation projects being currently made and developed
  • The massive demand for content in 2021 (coined as "The Great Content Gold Rush" by our CEO Richard "RB" Botto)
  • How the entertainment industry managed the switch to virtual festivals and remote work
  • ... and more!


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David has also been an instrumental part of Stage 32 joining forces with Fintage House to bring their top tier roster of clients including thousands of sales agents, distributors, producers, financiers, talent agencies, entertainment attorneys and other industry professionals to join the Stage 32 Screenings platform.

We now have nearly 4,000 professionals who have been invited to join Stage 32 Screenings, watch the films and, if they desire, to connect with these talented filmmakers.

At the moment, Stage 32 Screenings is currently screening films that were 2020 official selections of the following festivals: SXSW, Tribeca, SeriesFest, Oxford Film Festival, Telluride MountainFilm, Vail Film Festival, and the BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival. Learn more at


About David Zannoni:

The Latin American Film Market A Complete Guide for Filmmakers Producers

I have been working in film and TV since 2007. Through my consultancy firms XamanHaC and Zannoni Media Advisors, I have been involved as consultant and representative for amongst others Fintage House and Visualnet. For Fintage I negotiate agreements for films and television series, and am involved in business development and relationship management specifically in the US, Latin America and Spain. For Visualnet I expand their business globally and specifically in the US, and work on business development and client prospection.

My focus is business & legal affairs, business development and prospection, and production, distribution and financing in and from Latin America. I have given presentations, workshops and seminars at universities across the globe and at events such as the yearly conference of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers in the US (NALIP), the Winston Baker Film Finance Conferences, the Rio Film Market, the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM), and at the Rio Film Market and LATC Program in Los Angeles. Born in the Netherlands and a Dutch-Italian citizen, I am fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and Italian, and basic in German.


More Stage 32 blogs by David Zannoni:

LIVE from Berlinale: Film Markets vs. Film Festivals - Distributing Your Film Worldwide

The Latin American Film Market: A Complete Guide for Filmmakers & Producers

The State of the Entertainment Industry During COVID-19

Everything You Need to Know About Independent Film Distribution

Everything You Need to Know About International Co-Productions

How International Co-Productions Work

Everything You Need to Know About Residuals & Unions

The Italian and Spanish Film Industry: A Filmmakers Guide

Collection Account Management for Film & TV Producers


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