Wednesday, September 21, 2005

The IFP market

This years IFP market is actually very disappointing. The panels were actually rather uninformative and few people were submitting stuff into the market. There were a few trailers for things, like a feminist cartoon series and an episode in the PBS "American Masters" series (apparently PBS doesn't pay for most of each episode and the filmmakers have to find funding elsewhere) there were still a number of screens empty and the number of people is well down from recent years...or at least that's the way it was in the morning.

I also attended a panel on why runaway productions in Canada are the thing to do. There were really no reasons, and they mostly talked about completion bonds and other forms of insurance. You can get insurance here too...

The NY film festival will open on friday and I'll start posting some reviews then.

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