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The Television Series: Notes From VIFF Industry Panels

It’s both an exciting and scary time for content creators, no more so than in the field of the television series. In 2015, there are 400 original scripted series on television. How do you break through the noise to secure funding, and make a success for your show?

VIFF Industry Tackles "Discoverability" in Digital World

How do you get your content “discovered”? This was the big question of the first day of VIFF Industry the 4-day adjunct event that runs alongside Western Canada’s main film festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Vancouver Film & TV Forum: Deflating Film Industry

Today (Saturday 2nd) is the final day of the Vancouver Film and TV Forum, New Filmmakers Day.

Sony Seeks 3D Film Content Competition

Sony is running a competition for budding 3D filmmakers (closing date: 9 July 2010). The winning entries will be used on its in-store demo Blu-ray disc and given to purchasers of its new line of Sony BRAVIA 3D TVs.

Terry Gilliam Q&A: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

Q&A with Terry Gilliam about The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. (Read the feature,Review it.)

Terry Gilliam On Finishing The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

"I just thought ‘it’s over.’... I didn’t seem to have the energy to want to do anything."

Terry Gilliam talks about how he finished The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus following the death of his lead actor Heath Ledger.

Filmmaking Universe Is Hyperaccelerating

For Peter Dekom, a dry-humoured, Hollywood entertainment lawyer, the single most important factor right now in human development is the speed at which our world is changing.

Dekom, who gave the Vancouver Film and Television Forum keynote talk on Tuesday morning, likes to refer to this "diabolical change" as hyperacceleration.

14 Islands, 14 Filmmakers, 14 Days, £14,000 prize

The 1st October sees the launch of The 14 Islands Film Challenge, a nationwide search to find "the UK’s most talented professional or aspiring filmmakers." The competition will give fourteen lucky filmmakers a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two weeks on an idyllic island in The Bahamas and the chance to compete for a £14,000 cash prize.

Review: Adobe Production Premium CS4

There's been big changes in video since Adobe announced the release, two years ago, of Creative Suite 3 (CS3). Even in the months since Adobe released its moving-image editing suite Production Premium CS4, things have moved along apace in videoland. High resolution video has become ubiquitous across the web, from Old Media newspaper web sites to bedroom vloggers.

EIFF 2008 Programme Launch

The EIFF breaks away from its traditional August slot for a fortnight of film in June.

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