NEW FUND FOR SHORTS
creative agency based in UK, intermission movie announced the launch Next up is the Intermission Short Film Fund, a new fund offering filmmakers the opportunity to create work supported by leading industry creatives. The fund is divided into two parts let it shoota production fund and get it done, a finishing fund. The production fund application, which is once a year, has a deadline of 20 December 2022 and sees two filmmakers receiving £10,000 (US$11,800) plus development and editorial support. The Finishing Fund is an ongoing fund that is open year-round and supports two films per year. Filmmakers can apply for a full postal package including online and offline editing, MGFX (if required) and a poster. Intermission specializes in creating AV, motion design and key art for film and television. Founded in 2012 by Sam Weinerthe company now has offices in New York, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Paris. It has previously invested in short films including Gavin Scott Whitfield’s BIFA-nominated An Everyday Act, Jack Benjamin Gill’s Doggerland, Ellie Rogers’ Chickenshit and Tommy Gillard’s short Slow Burn.
TV content distributor based in Hong Kong O4 media has teamed up world of wonders to represent Drag Race TV format in several areas in Asia. Since launching the RuPaul’s Drag Race competitive series in 2007, World of Wonder has co-produced over 700 hours of drag race content. Local versions include UK, France, Italy, Canada, Spain and Down Under (Australia and New Zealand).
O4 Media will also introduce the companion series to broadcasters across Asia “Secret Celebrity Dragrace” where the nation’s top celebrities put on a lip-sync performance while using drag to create a new persona who hides their true identities from the audience until they exit the show. Both formats will be presented to potential buyers over the next month Asian TV Forum in Singapore.
“We are delighted to be part of a format that champions diversity and inclusivity at such a high level. Having produced in nearly 20 countries and having won a large number of international awards, we can’t wait to make a difference and expand Drag Race productions in Asia,” said Gary Pudney, Founder and CEO of O4 media.
Japanese broadcaster and producer, Nippon TV will travel to Singapore with the new genre format of the reality singing competition for this year’s ATF, “Sing like locals‘ and a drama format for Gen Z audiences, ‘First kiss boys” and “First kiss ladies(10 episodes of 30 minutes each). Vocals like Locals features amateur singers from around the world performing a local hit from their favorite country and trying to sound like a local in their chosen country. First Kiss Boys follows the chronicles of a schoolboy living in a rural town who tries to use his writing skills to express himself. One day he gets his first kiss from a beautiful young girl; However, she suddenly transfers to another school. This leads to a 30-day summer adventure when the young man finds out that the girl is actually starring in a dating reality show for women. Shown is “First Kiss Ladies”, in which six women who live under one roof try to win the heart of a man.
Nippon TV introduced three new titles last month MIPCOM. The two additions are new to ATF.
sohu, one of China’s leading online video and games companies, reported third-quarter results on Monday that showed the ravages of a slowing economy and other macroeconomic impacts. Total revenue was $185 million, down 14% year over year and 5% quarter over quarter. Losses of $22 million replaced a net income of $12 million in the third quarter of 2021 and a net income of $9 million in the second quarter of 2022 COVID-19 Pandemic and uncertainties in the macroeconomic environment. Thanks to tight budget controls and the solid performance of our online games business, our results for the quarter were well above expectations,” he said dr Charles Zhang, Chairman and CEO of Sohu.com Limited. Zhang said the company is developing science and knowledge-based live broadcasts, as well as compelling content and events under the Sohu video Umbrella. Online gaming also performed well during the quarter, with revenue beating previous guidance. China’s largest entertainment technology companies Alibaba and Tencent will both release their quarterly figures later this week.
“animal” from Cyril Dion of France won this year Young Audience Award 2022. The winner was announced during an online awards ceremony on Sunday evening in Erfurt, Germany. The show was streamed live on the YAA website. The award recognizes European films for an audience between 12 and 14 years and is an official category of the European Film Awardss since 2012. The winner was chosen by young juries from 42 European countries, who saw the three nominated films online and in over 50 cinemas across Europe.
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