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Live From Cannes - Marche du Film Opening Panel Recap

RB's recent recap from the 2016 Cannes Film Festival where Stage 32 opened the Marche du Film followed by a cocktail reception for Stage 32 members & our executives!     Like this blog post? Please share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, email etc) by using social media buttons at the top of the blog. Or post to your personal blog and anywhere else you feel appropriate. Thank you. As always, we welcome thoughts and remarks on ANY of the content above …

RB's Stage 32 News, Notes, Discussions and Other Fun Stuff (May 13, 2016)

Greetings from the Cannes Film Festival! Deep in the planning for our panels, parties and meetups, not to mention a full slate of meetings on the agenda, so no big opening this week. But, fear not! I’ve still collected a wide and varied list of news and information for you to enjoy this weekend. As always, I welcome discussion and debate on any of the content below in the Comments section! Bonjour! RB

Tribeca Film Festival: A Conversation with Acclaimed Writer/Director Andrea Arnold

At the Tribeca Talks series at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, filmmaker Ira Sachs ("Love is Strange") interviewed U.K. writer and director Andrea Arnold about writing, filmmaking, and surrendering.   Andrea Arnold   In 2005 Arnold’s short film, Wasp, earned an Academy Award. She also received two BAFTA awards and two jury prizes at Cannes, as well as a multitude of festival accolades for her films, "Milk," "Dog," "Red Road," "Fish Tank" and "Wuthering Heights." On te…

From 'Real to Reel': The Three E’s of an Independent Filmmaker

If I ever told my mother that I was homeless when I stayed in Savannah, GA for film school, she would have killed me.  I remember the day I graduated from Virginia State University and thinking to myself… 'What the hell am I going to do now that I graduated school?' I just received my bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management, but I knew that was not what I wanted to do. My heart wasn’t in it at all. I knew what I wanted to do, what I wanted to be, but I just d…

Live From Cannes - Getting Ready for Cafe Society Red Carpet

Watch as the Cannes Film Festival is getting the red carpet ready for the opening night of Woody Allen's film Cafe Society.  

The 2016 Docaviv International Documentary Film Festival May 19-28, Tel Aviv

As the main topic of this year’s festival, Docaviv will feature a select group of thought-provoking films about a world that is changing with the collapse of physical and social boundaries, growing economic disparities, the waves of refugees and immigrants, civil wars, international terrorism, and the ultimate undoing of social solidarity.   Opening night film, "Babylon Dreamers"   Within the framework of this theme the program does not only include documentaries ab…

American Film Festival - Opportunity in Poland

US in Progress Wrocław 2016 submissions are now open. This little-known event in Poland offers American indie filmmakers one of the biggest opportunities in the world to meet the international trade in an intimate and fun setting. Every year one of the films here seems to make it into Sundance. The filmmakers get to know European buyers, sellers and programmers. The great thing about European film festivals is that they do not take your money and then refuse your film. They cost nothing …

The "Chosen" Films For The 11th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2016

This is a "go to" festival for international filmmakers with Jewish films who want to have their films premiere in Hollywood. The 11th L.A. Jewish Film Festival May 18th through May 25. Opening night on May 18 will be a grand, red carpet, star-studded gala at the Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills. LAJFF will recognize the Laemmle Theater family with a special honor for their ongoing commitment to film and filmmakers. This family, headed by legendary Universal…

LatinoBuzz: Emerging Filmmaker Anghelo Taylor

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 in…

IFF Panama 2016 Winners People's Choice: Interview With The Makers Of "Salsipuedes"

The Panamanian film will be screening at the Cannes Marché The audience at the Panama Film Festival is very engaged, interested and enthusiastic. The questions during the Q&A are unique. Not once did I hear that old chestnut, ”What was the budget of the film?” They care about the subject, the characters and the filmmakers themselves and often add to-the-point personal comments rather than simply ask questions. The multiplex Cineopolis is in the largest, most upsc…

Announcing SydneysBuzz Coming To Stage 32

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…

Ask, Believe, Receive.

Today’s blog comes from Stage 32 member Chandre Laura Cloete of Hollywood. About a year and a half ago, Chandre decided to move from South Africa to LA to pursue her creative dreams. She has since built up a very versatile career working as an actress, boom operator, set crew member, and assistant director. In today’s very inspiring blog, Chandre shares her experiences since she arrived in LA including insight into her recent successes. In addition, she shares 3 special wo…

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