Cannes 2016 Film Distribution
 

Cannes 2016 was a subdued one, with quieter crowds and few big ticket buys at the market. Bag checks at the Palais and armed guards on the Croisette cast an uneasy feel over the festival. But the sun defied forecasts and the Competition line up was the best in years, much to the delight of critics. Which were the hot titles for distribution? What were the trends in the projects on the market? Who are… 

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With the #OscarSoWhite controversy, I’m looking at the challenges faced by diverse independent films to get financed and distributed.

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I’m back from this year’s European Film Market, with the inside skinny on the latest distribution trends. Which movies were hot sellers at the market? Why were Netflix and Amazon frozen out of big deals? Are we heading towards a less white Oscar season for 2017? Which stars are packing a commercial punch? How are first time directors landing their gig?

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What does diversity really mean at the movie box office? Does international really matter? And why Idris Elba won’t be James Bond?

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Christmas is a couple of days away, so it’s time for an end of year review. What were the top trends in film distribution in 2015? From boxing to biopics, piracy problems and star shortages, the market keeps changing in the traditional film distribution world.

This year, I was on the film market and finance circuit, working with distributors and production companies to find the best content out there. Here’s my view from the inside on this year’s top trends and hot projects.

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Back from TIFF 2015. Here’s my round up from the inside on distribution trends

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Today, I did an interview for BBC Worldwide’s News Hour discussing Netflix’s decision to cut ties with Epix and focus on original content. What does this mean for Netflix’s future?

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Is film distribution institutionally racist? Why is it harder for films with actors of colour to get distribution? The answer partly lies in the importance of the international market and audience preferences.

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The ultimate in branded content? The Lego Movie
 

Happy New Year! I’m taking a look at 2015 with trend spotting and advice on distribution. Why is horror falling out of favour? Are we seeing a rise in branded content? And why are there consultants cropping up everywhere?

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Today’s article is a guest post from my friend, film journalist and VOD marketing expert Corrina Antrobus. Corrina worked for Virgin Media and Blinkbox two of the leading UK VOD platforms and is here to gives us the inside track on how you can make your film stand out from the crowd and make a splash.

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