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Producers Without Borders to host exclusive lunch at FOCUS
As part of this year’s edition of FOCUS, Producers Without Borders will host a private lunch for producers in partnership with Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) on Tuesday 7th December. Producers Without Borders is a network of proven international producers who thrive across film, television and multimedia. Joining the group requires a recommendation from current members based on integrity, honesty and work ethic.
Executives from Alamo Drafthouse, Disney, Filmnation, History Channel, Intel, Lifetime, Neon, Picturestart, Verizon Media, Wattpad and More Join American Film Market® Speaker Lineup
Los Angeles, CA – October 21, 2019 – The American Film Market (AFM®) announced today more confirmed speakers for this year’s Conferences and programming which runs alongside the AFM’s marketplace and industry screenings. Over six days, more than 150 thought leaders, decision-makers and experts will discuss topics and issues most relevant to global filmmakers across three dedicated stages. This year’s market takes place November 6 – 13 in Santa Monica and marks its 40th edition.
Trans'fair'ency: anatomy of blockchain distribution strategy. An industry session from the 2018 BFI London Film Festival that was run in association with the Producers Guild of America, The Production Guild, and Abacus.
An industry session from the 2018 BFI London Film Festival that was run in association with the Producers Guild of America, The Production Guild, and Abacus.
Representing a paradigm shift for the film and television industries, this event examines the opportunities presented by Blockchain technology, an application that streamlines the process from content creation to distribution, allowing filmmakers, distributors, investors, and ultimately end-users to share the knowledge of how their IP and money are being exchanged. Expert panellists will explore the new opportunities to “unchain” from traditional film business models.Moderated by Kayvan Mashayekh, Co-Chair International Committee, PGA, panellists include: Sam Klebanov, founder of Cinezen Blockchain Entertainment, the world's first truly decentralized Blockchain-VOD marketplace ...
Interview 1 With Kayvan Mashayekh About PGA "Producers Without Borders" @ 70th annual Cannes Film Festival
Middle East and North Africa Representative for the PGA (Producers Guild America) Kayvan Mashayekh brought his 2nd annual 'Producing Without Borders' panel, hosted by the Royal Film Commission of Jordan, to the 69th Cannes Film Festival. Due to its major social media and Cannes success, the RFC/PGA co-branded event is set to be a mainstay that will now take place twice a year, both at Berlinale and Cannes Film Festival.
Interview 2 With PGA International Commitee Chairman, Kayvan Mashayekh on Mentor, the Late Oscar Winning Producer Branko Lustig
Every Fall, the Global Film Industry Converges in Santa Monica: Filmmakers, producers, directors and writers from around the world come to AFM to gain exposure, discover new projects and make deals. The American Film Market & Conferences is the largest motion picture trade fair in the world.
TLG talks to Kayvan Mashayekh, Co-Chairman, International Committee of the Producers Guild of America
Co-Chair of the International Committee of the PGA since April of this year, Mashayekh talks to TLG about his journey from law to the very heart of the film industry and working with industry legends Vanessa Redgrave and Branko Lustig.
From Fragmentation to Convergence: How to Prepare for the Streaming Era
Future-proofing productions in the era of media convergence and streaming has never been more important. Our panel brings together experts in the area of entertainment, finance and technology to discuss how best practices can be implemented for content to find the right audience and distribution channel.
Inernational Film Finance Forum Cannes Film Festival
Hear from visionaries who are bringing game changing film strategies to the forefront. Join us in Cannes for a day of market updates, strategy insights and exchanging of ideas.
Focus London
Attorney turned filmmaker, Kayvan Mashayekh, began his career by writing, producing and directing an epic, independent feature film called, “The Keeper: The Legend of Omar Khayyam,” which Premiered at the Moscow Film Festival in 2005 and had a successful theatrical run in the US for 53 weeks in 14 separate cities.