Posted by Richard "RB" Botto
Today, I have something really cool for the entire community. I'm thrilled, honored and proud to announce that Sydney Levine, author of the industry leading blog, SydneysBuzz, is bringing her incredible reporting to Stage 32. Sydney and her crew of associates focus on international film industry developments and analysis of the international film market related to buyers, sales agents, filmmakers, film festivals and distribution.

The addition of SydneysBuzz, which for the last few years was featured on Indiewire, signals our commitment to bringing the Stage 32 community the most timely, informative and well-rounded film industry content anywhere on the web.

Sydney brings 35 years of film industry experience to the party. She's as plugged in to the global film scene as they come. Her first blog will be posted tomorrow, and she plans on bringing new material to the table almost daily.

Please help me in welcoming the legendary Sydney Levine and SyndeysBuzz to the Stage 32 family!


A little bit more about the infamous Sydney Levine:

"I am thrilled to be joining the Stage 32 community. With over 500,000 filmmakers taking part in sharing information, I feel I have found a happy place to land. I will be writing about the international film business with the expectation that what I write will enrich the opportunities of filmmakers worldwide to share filmmaking with each other. Joining me on SydneysBuzz are cowriters, Carlos Aguilar, Susan Kouguell, Sharon Abella, and Tara Karajica who will share their discoveries and interviews from festivals and markets." -- Sydney Levine

Sydney Levine of industry leading blog "SydneysBuzz" now on Stage 32

Sydney Levine is an executive of longstanding in the international film business. She is a writer of the popular blog on international film business, SydneysBuzz which is currently going up on Stage 32 and has run on IMDbPro and IMDb since 2008 when Amazon acquired her twenty-five year old company FilmFinders. In 1988 Sydney created FilmFinders, the industry’s first database of worldwide features used by distributors, sales agents and festival programmers acquiring features. It became industry standard for organizing and tracking the rights-buying activities of the film business and was adopted by the Cannes Marché and developed into what today is called She and her partner, Peter Belsito continue to provide consulting and strategic planning for producers, national film organizations and other educational initiatives in international film business at Cannes, Toronto, Sundance, Germany's Deutsche Welle Akademie, Talents in Berlin, Sarajevo, and Guadalajara, EICTV the international film school in Los Banos, Cuba, Chapman University, UCLA Extension, Vilnius University, et. al. She organizes, moderates and participates in panel discussions on the international film business, as well as producing white paper research and reports on Sydney works with the markets in Cannes and Berlin in administering buyers’ data for North America, Latin America and Asia and gives tours of the market to newcomers. She opens the Cannes Shorts Corner with a presentation on The International Film Circuit for shorts. She has currently completed a book about Latin American Film Financing published in Spanish by the Guadalajara University Press. The English version on the Iberoamerican Film Business will be published in the fall of 2016.

Joining Sydney are her incredible co-writers Carlos Aguilar, Susan Kouguell, Sharon Abella, and Tara Karajica:

"Very excited to be working with Stage 32!"

--Susan Kouguell, Writer SydneysBuzz


"I'm really looking forward to working together!"

--Sharon Abella, Writer SydneysBuzz


"I am very excited to be joining Stage 32 under the aegis of SydneysBuzz!"

--Tara Karajica, Writer SydneysBuzz


"Working with Sydney Levine over the past three years has been an incredibly enriching opportunity, and as we move on Stage 32 for our content to be shared with the filmmaking community I'm excited to continue creating meaningful and insightful stories as part of SydneysBuzz' team."

--Carlos Aguilar, Writer SydneysBuzz


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