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An Interview With – Distributor Tony Safford

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Distribution, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_121 - Fox SearchlightTony Safford is the Head of Acquisitions for Fox Searchlight, who specialise in the US distribution of foreign films including British and Irish film. Tony Safford was responsible for acquiring the hugely successful Once for US theatrical distribution following its triumphant screenings in Sundance last year.

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Financing a Transmedia Project

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Distribution, Filmbase News, Funding, News, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Collider transmediaOn the 15th Feburary 2014 Filmbase, in association with beActive International, presented a filmmaking masterclass in how to finance a transmedia project, using their new release Collider as a case study. The event featured Emmy-nominated producer Triona Campbell, director Jason Butler and comic book artist Gareth Rowan, along with representatives from the UCD House of Science and MEDIA Desk Ireland.

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Advice on Digital Distribution – Liam O Mochain

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Directing, Distribution, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Dir_132 - Liam O MochainThroughout his career Liam O Mochain has written, directed, produced and acted. He is the writer director and producer of the feature films The Book That Wrote Itself and W.C, as well as the shorts Slip Up, Grand Opening and Covet. Liam spoke to Film Ireland about tackling the challenges of distribution by mastering digital distribution.

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Section 481 Explained

Posted by on Nov 11, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

ElliotGrove_headerWe’d like to tell you in 10 easy steps how you can make a wise investment, support Ireland’s film industry and bring much needed revenue into the country. But Section 481, whilst clever and useful, is not terribly easy to explain. Gordon Gaffney does his best.

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7 Challenges Facing Independent Filmmakers – by Elliot Grove

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Getting Started, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_134 - Elliot Grove‘Independent Cinema is dead!’ Raindance founder Elliot Grove couldn’t disagree more.

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Film Festival Strategies, by Kathleen McInnis

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Kathleen_McInnisWhen’s the right time to plan your festival strategy? Before you’ve even begun your film. Palm Springs Shortfest film curator and festival strategist Kathleen McInnis shares the secret to festival success.

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Pitching Top Tips – by Tue Steen Müller

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_125 - Pitching - Tue Steen MullerTue Steen Muller, Documentary Consultant and former head of the European Documentary Network, gives us his top tips for pitching.

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Breaking (Down) the Budget

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_132 - Budget (memoria)Low-budget can mean anything from a few hundred grand to small change and some pocket-lint. But no matter the size of your lump sum, what’s the smartest way to spend your money in low-budget filmmaking? Conor McMahon talks to directors Brian O’Toole, Paul Ward, Eoin Macken and himself…

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Advice from Indie Producers – Ted Hope and Christine Vachon

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Funding, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_138 - 21 gramsSometimes European filmmakers can be overly focused on government subsidies to finance their films. Their first port of call is the ‘soft money’, particularly the national film body. But in the United States, Indie film producers have to do things quite differently. Yet, even without the luxury of an Irish Film Board, they manage to produce quality films that are successful.

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Advice on Self-Distribution

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Distribution, Producing, Resources | 0 comments

Resources_Prod_143 - Pyjama GirlsWith self-distribution becoming more widespread, Film Ireland talked to three Irish filmmakers who made the decision to release their own film.

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