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02.20.2015

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The César awards, the Commission and the American Sniper

French movies generated last year 111 million admission tickets on a global scale, that is more than the double of 2013’s, for €640 million of revenues, as Unifrance, the organization in charge of the promotion of French cinema abroad, announced on Friday.

Read our op-ed published in The Huffington Post


2014, a successful year for the French cinema abroad

French movies generated last year 111 million admission tickets on a global scale, that is more than the double of 2013’s, for €640 million of revenues, as Unifrance, the organization in charge of the promotion of French cinema abroad, announced on Friday.

Read on France24.com

 

British film producers warn of new EU threat to industry

The British movie industry and European art-house cinema are at risk of being decimated by EU plans to shake up the online distribution of films, leading producers have warned.

Read on independent.co.uk

 

Netflix worried about Piracy in Europe

Founded in 1997 by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, the american company Netflix specialized in VOD with subscription and movie and series production, is worried about piracy in Europe.

Read on s2pmag.ch

 

Was this the year cinema chickened out?

Though Bafta’s winners can expect effusive acclaim on Sunday night, the current awards fare is toothless. Over the past year, cinema has lost its social and political nerve and industry and audiences alike are opting for comfort food. How did we let this happen?

Read on theguardian.com

 

15 Filmmaking Predictions for 2015

The film industry has often been at the forefront of technological advances and emerging trends, using new discoveries to create consistently awe-inspiring cinematic experiences. Our foresights for 2015 see an industry increasingly revolving around online platforms, with filmmaking becoming ever more entrepreneurial, digitalised and dictated by audiences.

Read on raindance.org

 

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