Highlights in 2013
Discover short videos about some of the speakers and the topics to be covered at Cartoon Cine 2013
Indiegogo: Successfully crowdfunding for films
John Trigonis, Vertical Manager - Film, Web & Video at IndieGoGo will present the philosophy of the pioneering US crowdfunding platform and illustrate with film case studies what makes a fund raising campaign successful.
From micro-investment, to profit-sharing, online funding, although marginal, is a good way to build a fan base and therefore a future audience.
Film finance structures: The cost of funding
In this panel, Catherine Vernon, a producer and specialist in Business Affairs will analyse the different possible funding sources for a film and enlarge discussions with Paul Brett, Director of Prescience Film as to the implications on the production budget of resorting to gap finance and debt financing.
Music in animation: Budget, rights and exploitation
Even if your film is not a musical, music is an essential ingredient not only because it is a narrative drive but also a marketing tool and revenue stream.
How you choose your music, prepare the budget, manage, publish and exploit the film music will be thoroughly explained by Howard Price, Director, Broadcast & Media Rights at Sony ATV / EMI Music Publishing.
New studio, new partnerships, new funding campaign
Gilles Gaillard, General Director of Mikros Image, the acclaimed studio that made the Oscar-winning short "Logorama" is partnering for his first animation movie with Jacqui Barcos, an independent American writer/producer. Central Park Tale used Kickstarter crowdfunding platform to raise the pilot money of the film.
Insights into the campaign, content and preparation, budgeting, and main teachings.
Making good films for an international audience in mind
A few sessions will be devoted to animation films from the point of view of story development.
- How to transform a good script into a great film will be analysed by Richelle Wilder, Founder of Script Matters and Jordi Gasull, writer of the Spanish blockbuster Tadeo Jones (2.7 million admissions in Spain alone).
- Justine Bannister will talk of audience demographics and community management.
- Production companies Cartoon Saloon (Tomm Moore and Fabian Erlinghauser), Norlum (Frederik Villumsen) and Les Armateurs (Ivan Rouveure) will explain how they feed creativity in their production pipeline.
Distributing and marketing your own content digitally: growing opportunities
Speakers will talk about the growing competitiveness of the VOD market with Netflix, Hulu and Amazon (Lovefilm) setting up in Europe while European platforms are taking a greater interest in indie and less mainstream films.
Differentiating between VOD platforms to improve deal structures, transactional models, community building, innovative windowing and day-and-date release, will the the focus of this panel.
- Malene Iversen, Head of Sales at Copenhagen Bombay
- Jérôme Chung, co-founder of Under the Milky Way
- Susan Wendt, Head of Sales at TrustNordisk
- and other producers/distributors
Partnerships with distributors and sales agents
As the offer of animation films is growing every year, more distributors and sales agents need to and do invest in animation at an earlier stage. This is demonstrated further by the steady increase of distribution companies attending the Cartoon Movie.
A panel of distributors and sales agents will pinpoint the main changes and assets in the European market of animation films.
Legal contracts and negotiation items
Legal aspects and main items of co-production contracts will be reviewed along with the current classification of new media rights. With the increasing number of outlets and the multi-layered business models, Lee Stone, Partner at Lee & Thompson will give practical advice onhow to best negotiate and structure business deals when it comes to IP exploitation.
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