Posts Tagged ‘film industry’

Austin, We Love Ya!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 22:39 No Comments

As I mentioned in an earlier post, the opportunity to expand our Film Industry Bash‘s to other geographic locations has been an eye-opening experience. This past week, we broke the seal on Austin, TX. In case you are unaware, Austin is a force to be reckoned with as it quickly gains recognition as one of [...]

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ACEFEST Expands Industry Parties to New Markets

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 10:11 No Comments

ACEFEST, Manhattan’s beloved annual grassroots film festival, whose mission is to cultivate, promote and preserve American independent cinema and encourage networking among its followers, is kicking-off its fourth season with industry parties in three major cities: Los Angeles, Austin and, of course, New York City.

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Viacom Feeling Good About the Film Industry

Saturday, March 27, 2010 14:07 No Comments

First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts last week – we were heavily swamped with the organization of our NYC Film Industry Party. It was a huge success by the way! Philippe Dauman, president and CEO of Viacom, spoke to over 300 business executives and politicians about the “three waves of change.” [...]

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Harvey Weinstein to Speak at FT Summit

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 12:32 No Comments

Harvey Weinstein CBE, Co-Founder, Miramax Films and Co-Chairman, The Weinstein Company has been confirmed as the concluding keynote speaker at the Financial Times Business of Film Summit, to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha in Qatar, on 22 – 23 March. Chaired by the Financial Times Los Angeles correspondent Matthew Garrahan, the FT [...]

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Film Tax Credit a Major Player in New York’s Economy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 12:20 No Comments

According to the state’s comptroller  today, New York’s film tax credit has generated nearly $7 billion since its inception in 2004. Lawmakers may even extend the program through 2015 to help NY compete with the tax incentives of 42 other U.S. states. “Visitors from all over the world come to New York because of the [...]

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Be Careful What You Wish For (Part 1)

Monday, March 8, 2010 21:07 10 Comments

Every indie filmmaker has the dream of being that ‘it’ director with that huge breakout film at Sundance. You know the film, you’ve seen it a bunch of times over the last 15 years. It’s shot with loving care by a dedicated crew of visionaries on a shoestring budget supported by credit cards, video store [...]

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2010 Networking Party Announcement

Friday, February 26, 2010 13:23 4 Comments

ACEFEST partners-up with Back Stage to produce their 3rd annual Film Industry networking event in Midtown Manhattan on March 25th. NEW YORK, NY. February 26, 2010 – In the Entertainment business, establishing new connections is vital to one’s success. ACEFEST has taken the traditionally low-key, and oftentimes awkward, environment of networking events and brought it [...]

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Los Angeles Wants its Film Crews Back

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 23:35 1 Comment

When the economy turned down, filmmakers turned to other locations to make their movies. Los Angeles was home to a whopping 66% of film productions in 2003. That number has since dive-bombed to 31%. The drastic decline has a detrimental effect on employment and the local financial situation as a whole.

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Detroit to Provide Training for Film Jobs

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 1:43 2 Comments

It’s uplifting to hear something positive about Detroit‘s economic state – their local film industry is booming! This growing industry has created a need for more jobs, more talent and more crew. Good for everybody! To help drive this movement forward Governor Jennifer Granholm has announced a $438,000 grant for training.

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B-Side Entertainment Down and Out

Monday, February 22, 2010 15:35 1 Comment

I received an e-mail today that no festival director wants to get – one of our best partners, B-Side Entertainment, is going out of business. B-Side provided hundreds of film festivals, including ACEFEST, with dynamic info pages four our entire program each year. I’ll be honest, their business model always puzzled me as I never [...]

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