Posted by Sydney J. Levine

Calypso and eco-Inspiring animation apparently are Panama`s next big step, as upcoming producer Anghelo Taylor seems about to prove. Taylor, belongs to a line of talented Panamanian producers to keep an eye on.

Accion, the Panama film company led by Anghelo Taylor together with a team of long-standing Panamanian talent is present at every major international market including, of course, Cannes and Berlin, and their networks go beyond continents including China. Their wide network and innovative financing pipelines could raise the production levels of Central American films.

Taylor`s vision is to find a balance between the taste of local audiences and the acceptance of international markets working with Latin American talent. The company line-up currently has two projects, the documentary “Calypsonians” a coproduction with Denmark that was at the Morelia Film Festival industry Works in Progress and the animated “The Island of Extinct Animals” an eco inspiring story that will start its path at this year’s Annecy - MIFA in Lyon, the biggest film festival and market for animation.

So lets keep an eye on this producer and company. So far we are delighted with their knowledge of the international and local film industry.

Anghelo toasting us at Panama’s famous fish market where we had four kinds of great ceviche!!

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About Sydney Levine

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 also has run on Indiewire, 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.


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