A new year, another circuit of the film market travelling circus begins at Berlinale. What were the latest trends and hot projects at European Film Market 2017? Which are the two films which are defining the new projects in the market?

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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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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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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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