Understand Global Filmmaking: Hollywood & The Foreign Markets

How Foreign Markets Like India, China, Russia, Brazil & More Are Impacting the Industry
Hosted by Alex Franklin

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Alex Franklin

Webinar hosted by: Alex Franklin

Former Studio Executive (Lionsgate, New Line, Dimension), UCLA Lecturer

Alex Franklin is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, having worked as a Development and Production Executive at New Line Cinema, Dimension Films, Lionsgate Films and Artisan Entertainment, where he specialized in genre films. Alex is a Lecturer in the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media. After leaving the world of studio development, Alex co-founded Pangea Pictures, a visual effects and post-production services company. Currently, he is Head of Film and Television at Partos Company, where he specializes in working with A-List Cinematographers, Production Designers and Costume Designers. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has an MFA from the USC Peter Stark Producing Program. Full Bio »

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Learn directly from Alex Franklin, Veteran Studio Executive for New Line Cinema, Dimension Films, Lionsgate Films and Artisan Entertainment!

In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, host Alex Franklin will discuss the globalization of Hollywood and what filmmakers need to know about important countries and markets around the world to stay ahead of the game. You will learn which markets are becoming the top foreign markets (including China, Russia, India, Brazil and more), important statistics and international comparisons, how foreign audiences, industries, and governments are changing the Hollywood system, and what all of this means for your career.

You will learn how globalization is changing the distribution, marketing, production and development processes, and you will leave with a clear understanding of how industry-wide changes resulting from globalization are impacting the job market for writers, producers and directors in the U.S. The growth of international markets continues to impact studio filmmaking decisions, and foreign markets like China dominate the entertainment news. Therefore it is critical that the next generation of Hollywood producers and filmmakers understand the ways in which globalization is reshaping the industry.

Your host Alex Franklin is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, having worked in development and production at New Line Cinema, Dimension Films, Lionsgate Films and Artisan Entertainment. As a Studio Executive, he was involved in the development and production of films including Halloween (directed by Rob Zombie), Saw, Saw 2, The Punisher, 1408 and Youth in Revolt. After leaving the world of studio development, Franklin co-founded Pangea Pictures, a visual effects company which was involved in the postproduction of films including A Perfect Getaway, Brothers and The Warrior's Way. Currently, Franklin is head of film and television at Partos Company, where he specializes in working with A-List cinematographers, production designers and costume designers.

What You'll Learn

  • Overview of the globalization of Hollywood.
  • How the movie business has drastically changed in less than a generation.
  • The top foreign markets you need to know and understand.
  • Important statistic and international comparisons.
    • Box office.
    • Total admissions.
    • Screen count.
    • Market share.
  • Hollywood and foreign audiences.
    • How are these changes happening?
    • Why are they happening now?
  • Hollywood and foreign film industries.
    • How has Hollywood become so dominant?
  • Hollywood and foreign governments.
    • How has the rest of the world reacted?
  • How globalization is changing our business practices.
    • Changes in distribution.
    • Changes in marketing.
    • Changes in production.
    • Changes in development.
  • Industry outlook: what this means for your career!
  • Hollywood and global responsibility.
    • What hath Hollywood wrought?
  • Summary: What will happen in the future?
  • Recorded, in-depth Q&A with Alex!

About Your Instructor

Alex Franklin is a veteran of the Hollywood studio system, having worked as a Development and Production Executive at New Line Cinema, Dimension Films, Lionsgate Films and Artisan Entertainment, where he specialized in genre films. Alex is a Lecturer in the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media.

After leaving the world of studio development, Alex co-founded Pangea Pictures, a visual effects and post-production services company. Currently, he is Head of Film and Television at Partos Company, where he specializes in working with A-List Cinematographers, Production Designers and Costume Designers. He is a graduate of Harvard University and has an MFA from the USC Peter Stark Producing Program.

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