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…Continue Reading or Read Later
Talk to any sales agent or distributor about your film and one of the first questions they’ll ask you is who’s in it? Cast is critical for distribution these days across all budgets and genres. But what’s a name? How do you balance the cost of a named actor versus the value in distribution?Continue Reading or Read Later
Welcome to the circus. Tomorrow, the Marché du Film opens its doors for the largest film market in the world. Over 11,000 attendees will flood the Croisette – distributors, sales agents, financiers, festival programmers and producers, all hustling for business, space, money and time.
How do you get people’s attention and make a great impression as an independent filmmaker? Professionalism, professionalism, professionalism. Here’s a few pointers.Continue Reading or Read Later
What’s in a name? Well, everything. Starting with your script, the title is the first piece of information actors, investors, sales agents, distributors and audiences will see about your film. It’s your chance to make a great first impression, pique their interest and hook us in.
A good film title needs to convey what your film is about in a couple of words. It’s a sales tool to get viewers into the cinema, pick up your DVD or click through to press play. Sometimes, the title is the only thing they’ll see – no artwork, tagline, synopsis or trailer. Make it count.
How do you choose a good movie title?Continue Reading or Read Later