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How to Manage Revenues on International Co-Productions

In a previous article we discussed the international co-production as a format for producers to collaborate and join forces. The international co-production is common ground in the film industry and has been gaining popularity as well in production of television series and animation projects. As by definition, an international co-production consists of an independent production and financing structure, the revenues generated by exploitation of the project do not belong to just one prod…

2020 Entertainment Business Overview & What to Expect in 2021

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 clo…

Collection Account Management for Film & TV Producers

Producers face many challenges during the creation and exploitation of an audiovisual project. Complying with contractual obligations towards multiple parties is one of such challenges. One of the contractual obligations is payment of a share of the revenues. This includes payment to investors, co-producers, talent, and others. In this article, we will focus on management of the revenues and how Collection Account Management can be beneficial to producers. What is Collection Acc…

The Italian & Spanish Film Industry: A Filmmakers Guide

As you may recall back in February, long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni began a series of blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. Today, David is sharing some fascinating information about the world of film production in Italy and Spain in his exclusive Stage 32 vlog. You will learn about:  How projects are financed in Spain and Italy How to wor…

Everything You Need to Know about Residuals and Unions

In many countries, creative workers are organized in unions or guilds, who represent the collective interests of their members for labor-related matters in the audiovisual industry. In this article, we focus on a part of financial compensation in connection with film production, being the payment of residuals to members of the traditional US guilds. More specifically, we will look at the mechanism of calculation and payment of residuals to actors, directors, and screenwriters, from th…

How International Co-Productions Work

Many films come together through the collaboration of several producers. Such collaboration can be between producers from the same country or region, or between filmmakers from different countries. A specific form of collaboration is the co-production. A big part of non-US films in fact consists of co-productions, especially if the film is produced for international markets. Often this is noticeable as the story takes place across two or more countries, because several languages are spo…

Everything You Need to Know About International Co-Productions

As you may recall back in February, long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni began a series of blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. Today, David is sharing some amazing insights into the world of international co-productions in his exclusive Stage 32 vlog. David will answer the following questions:  What is an International Co-Production? What ar…

Film Festivals vs. Film Markets: How to Network in the New Virtual World

There are probably thousands of film festivals held every year. The number of actual film markets is a lot less. Under the current COVID-19 crisis, many of these film festivals and markets have introduced online editions, to either (temporarily) replace the physical versions or to run alongside the physical versions of these may happen after all if and when the COVID-19 crisis is over or at least significantly reduced. What is the difference between a film festival and a film market? An…

Everything You Need to Know About Independent Film Distribution

As you may recall back in February, long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni began a series of blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. Today, David is sharing some amazing insights into the world of distribution for independent filmmakers in his exclusive Stage 32 vlog.  What you will learn from David: How do you define "independent film" distributio…

The State of the Entertainment Industry During COVID-19: The World of Film with David Zannoni

Happy Wednesday Stage 32 Creative Army! As you may recall back in February, long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni began a series of blogs and vlogs to keep you up-to-date on the business of film across the globe. Originally, David was going to be reporting live from Film Festivals and Markets all over the world throughout the year - but alas, COVID-19 has put us all in the same st…

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

The Latin American film business has been growing for decades. Local and international distribution of Latin American films are on the rise. Several countries have become attractive production and filming hubs for foreign producers and filmmakers because of their film and television infrastructures, talented cast and crew, and local incentives for productions and filming. How does the Latin American film market function, in terms of independent film production, financing, distribution…

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

Happy Wednesday Filmmakers! This week, we are thrilled to present the debut vlog from long-time Stage 32 member, blog contributor, webinar teacher, and international film & distribution aficionado, David Zannoni! Over the course of this year, David will be bringing Stage 32 exclusive insights, tips, and tricks from his adventures in the business of film across the globe.  Today, David is reporting from the European Film Market & Berlin Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Cli…

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