February 21, 2020

GlobeScreen Fest: Meet the Jury!

We are pleased to announce the industry jury for the inaugural GlobeScreen Shorts Festival, launching in June.

GlobeScreen Shorts welcomes submissions from short filmmakers across Europe and beyond. 8 finalists will be selected and eligible to win one of four awards: ‘best short’, ‘cinematography’, ‘editing’ and ‘sound’.

During the festival, don’t miss an exclusive Meet the Jury Q&A, moderated by Clarisse Loughrey, Chief Film Critic at The Independent. The jury will shed some light on the decision-making process behind the selection of the finalists.

Call for Entries will end on Thursday 30th April, so stay ahead of the deadline, to ensure your short is considered.

Visit the festival website for more information: click here

January 31, 2020

12 GlobeScreen LA: Conference announced!

Join us at the 12th GlobeScreen LA: Conference and hear from Film & Television executives as they debate the latest industry trends in 2020!

4:30pm: Registration in Studio 3

5pm: Small Media XL Owners, Don Downie & Stacie Capone chat to GlobeScreen’s Dara Naficy and share with attendees how their company’s approach to development allows them to pursue projects in both feature film and advertising production!

5:30pm: Jennifer Ajemian Casting Owner, Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian, shares with GlobeScreen’s Chris Oglio the latest developments concerning the projects her company is casting this year and also the kind of talent that directors are looking for!

6pm: Film Development & Sales Panel: On this year’s film sales panel IndieWire Film Business Reporter, Chris Lindahl, asks several experienced executives about the realities for producers selling feature rights in today’s market:

– Jonathan Yunger, Co-President, Millennium Media

– Zachary Garrett, VP, Acquistions, AGC Studios

-Brad Zimmerman, SVP, Production, FilmNation Entertainment

6:30pm: Keynote: Paramount Television

Paramount Television, EVP Business Affairs, Ken Basin, and IndieWire Executive TV Editor, Ann Donahue, discuss where the television industry is heading, with considerations towards both the creative and commercial aspects of the business. Also in this session: how has the advent of streaming services such as Disney+, Peacock and HBO/Max, changed the landscape for television?

7:15pm: Laemmle Theaters Keynote

Wondering how indie cinema chains are fairing as disruptors such as Netflix and Amazon shake up exhibition? Find out in a closing keynote chat between Laemmle Theaters President, Greg Laemmle and Variety Co-Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Wallenstein.

8pm: Drinks Reception on the Terrace.

Visit Eventbrite to register: click here

January 30, 2020

Introducing GlobeScreen Shorts Festival

We’re pleased to announce our inaugural GlobeScreen Shorts Festival, taking place this summer in the new Curzon Cinema at Sea Containers Hotel, in London. Call for Entries, via FilmFreeway is now open, through Thursday April 30. A Jury announcement will be made next month and we have some exciting industry personalities lined up as jurors.

Taking place on Monday 8 June, the festival will be welcoming submissions from short filmmakers across Europe and beyond. 8 Finalists will be accepted. Our veteran Jury, time permitting, will mentor the filmmaking careers of each finalist. Participating filmmakers will also have the opportunity to win one of four awards: ‘best short’, ‘cinematography’, ‘editing’, and ‘sound’.

And don’t forget our ‘Meet the Jury Q&A’, also taking place at the festival.

Visit FilmFreeway to enter: click here

For the festival’s website, go to www.globescreenshorts.com

November 1, 2019

11th GlobeScreen London Conference announced

Line-up for 11th GlobeScreen Conference London, at May Fair Hotel, has been announced! GlobeScreen returns to London on Wednesday 27th November! This year attendees gain insight from executives and producers on the latest trends in film development, theatrical marketing in the UK and how cinemas are faring in a changing landscape for the media and entertainment industries.

2pm: Registration

2:30pm: Life & Soul Pictures Panel: Producer Bruno Mustic chats to GlobeScreen Managing Director, Dara Naficy, about a feature, written by a BAFTA winning screenwriter, which the London based company is developing for the international market.

3pm: TOTAL FILM’s Editor-at-Large, Jamie Graham, moderates a producers panel asking: how can independent filmmakers take their projects to established producers or entertainment law firms in 2019?

Tom Guida, Partner, Film, TV & Digital Media, Clintons

Stephen Evans, Producer, Renaissance Films

4pm: Deadline’s Int’l Reporter, Tom Grater, interviews several executives at some of the UK’s leading film companies asking: how are they marketing theatrical releases in 2019, in the UK market?

Zak Brilliant, CEO, Republic Film Distribution

Tom Grievson, Head of Marketing and Distribution, HanWay Films

Faith Taylor, Head of Marketing, Pathe UK

5pm: Drinks Reception

Register now through 22nd Nov, on Eventbrite!

September 24, 2019

11th GlobeScreen NY Conference announced

Line-up for 11th GlobeScreen Conference NY just announced! Deadline’s Dade Hayes interviews two NY film executives on the topic of current trends in US film acquisitions and international sales, at Hotel Beacon, on Oct 15!

4:30pm: Registration

5pm: Sponsored Panels: Point Seven Labs’ Matt Cohen and 98 Productions’ Trevor Jenkins share with us what their production companies have been producing in 2019.

6pm: Deadline’s NY based Business Editor, Dade Hayes interviews two NY film executives asking: how indie filmmakers can sell rights to their movies to sales agents or distributors, in the current market?

Rob Carney, VP, International Sales, FilmNation Entertainment

Kent Sanderson, President, Acquistions & Ancillary Distribution, Bleecker Street

7pm: Drinks Reception in the Amsterdam Room

Register now > through Oct 3rd, on Eventbrite!

Students: save 10% by entering STU2019, when registering!

August 29, 2019

Amir Rashidian appointed Programming Manager

We are pleased to appoint Amir Rashidian to the newly created role of Programming Manager, based in our London office. He will work alongside Dara Naficy, Managing Director, on delegate registration, marketing and venue coordination for our UK conferences, this year and next.

GlobeScreen is hosting a new conference in London in late November. Speaker line-up and further details will be announced in November.

June 3, 2019

GlobeScreen opens London Office

In anticipation of its next UK conference launching at the end of this year, GlobeScreen has opened a London office. Our LA office has closed as of June 1.

We will continue operating our US conferences – GlobeScreen NY in October 2019 and GlobeScreen LA in March 2020, from the London office.

April 5, 2019

GlobeScreen partners with Producers Guild

We were happy to partner with the Producers Guild of America on delegate registration, for the 11th GlobeScreen Conference LA, in March.

Producers Guild will be hosting the annual Produced By LA Conference, at Warner Bros, on June 8-9. GlobeScreen Delegates are eligible for an industry discount, through the Early Bird deadline on April 18. Visit the Conference website to register: http://www.producedbyconference.com

March 4, 2019

GlobeScreen partners with Taliesin Nexus

We are pleased to be working with Taliesin Nexus this year, as our Presenting Sponsor at the 11th GlobeScreen Conference in LA!

Taliesin Nexus, founded in 2010, is a Los Angeles based talent development company, offering educational opportunities to the public, including awarding grants to and facilitating film lab programs for aspiring filmmakers. Visit their website – http://www.talnexus.com, to learn more about their programs.

February 28, 2019

11th GlobeScreen Conference announced

Together with our co-sponsor, Taliesin Nexus, we will host the 11th Annual GlobeScreen Conference in LA, at W. Hotel, West Beverly Hills, on March 27-28. This year attendees gain insight from executives on a wide-range of industry challenges facing their Film and TV projects!

Day 1 – Wednesday March 27th:

7:30pm: Registration

8pm: LA Times’ Ashley Lee,  kicks us off with a film panel:

Ben Stillman, SVP, Black Bear Pictures
Jeff Deutchman, SVP, Acquisitions & Production, NEON
Mark Gooder, Co-President, Cornerstone Film

Day 2 – Thursday March 28th:

3:30pm: Registration

4pm: IndieWire’s TV Editor, Liz Miller, moderates a TV industry panel:

Rachel Brill, SVP & Head of Unscripted Programming, EPIX Television
Kitty Kaletsky, VP of TV, Black Bear Pictures

5:30pm: Drinks Reception, presented by Presqu’ile Winery.

Registration closes on March 15th. Industry attendees can email for free seating.

February 8, 2019

Naficy Pictures rebrands as GlobeScreen

Building on over a decade of success in the conferences space, Naficy Pictures is rebranding under the name of its events service, GlobeScreen. GlobeScreen has operated film industry conferences since 2009, in London, New York, and now Los Angeles, where it will host the 11th Annual GlobeScreen Conference, in March.

GlobeScreen has hosted dozens of renowned entertainment industry producers and executives at its conferences, from companies such as Magnolia Pictures, IFC Films, FilmNation Entertainment, UK Film Council and Ingenious Media.

During the 10th Annual GlobeScreen Conference in New York last year, former Focus Features CEO, and Academy Award nominated Producer, James Schamus, spoke to IndieWire, in a keynote, during the 10th anniversary celebration of the event.

Leading the new company will be the former management team of Naficy Pictures. Dara Naficy, Managing Director, is relocating from LA to London, opening an office for GlobeScreen UK. Christopher Oglio, Executive Director, remains based in New York, overseeing development and operations for GlobeScreen US.

October 3, 2018

GlobeScreen celebrates 10th Anniversary

10th Annual GlobeScreen.

GlobeScreen celebrates its 10th Anniversary in a keynote Q&A with Focus Features Co-Founder, James Schamus.

The Academy Award nominated Producer was interviewed by IndieWire’s Executive Editor Eric Kohn, at the 10th Annual GlobeScreen Conference, in NYC, in October!  Read More >

June 13, 2017

GlobeScreen hosts 9th Annual Conference

9th Annual GlobeScreen conference.

GlobeScreen hosted the 9th Annual Conference at New York’s NoMo SoHo Hotel. Panelists included FilmNation Entertainment’s Pauline Piechota, Submarine Entertainment’s Dan Braun and BidSlate CEO, Roland Rojas, moderated by IndieWire’s Eric Kohn.  Read More >

June 8, 2016

8th Annual GlobeScreen returns to Hudson Hotel

8th Annual GlobeScreen Conference.

The evening was co-sponsored by four production companies: Naficy Pictures, 98 Productions, The Jaunties and Twisted Media. The main topic covered film marketing. Speakers included Myles Bender (Bleecker Street), Matt Cowal (Magnolia Pictures) and Matthew Landers (IFC Films).  Read More >

October 2, 2015

GlobeScreen partners with Produced By: Conference

The GlobeScreen Conferences.

The GlobeScreen Conferences has entered into an affiliate partnership with the PGA’s 2nd Annual Produced by: New York Conference, on October 24th at Time Warner Center in NYC.

May 4, 2015

7th Annual GlobeScreen Conference announced

7th Annual GlobeScreen Conference.

GlobeScreen is back! This year, Variety’s NY Film Editor, Ramin Setoodeh, in a conversation with Dan Guando, an Executive Vice President at The Weinstein Company, discuss films theatrical distributors look for, in an age where Netflix and Amazon dominate.  Read More >

March 10, 2014

GlobeScreen launches in New York

6th Annual GlobeScreen Conference.

GlobeScreen goes global! After 5 years in London, the 6th Annual GlobeScreen Conferences lands in New York, at Hudson Hotel on April 8th. That year, the event looked at multi-platform film distribution in the US from the perspective of RADiUSTWC.  Read More >

October 2, 2013

5th Annual GlobeScreen Program announced

5th Annual GlobeScreen Conference.

On November 20th 2013, the event looked at the current state of film distribution in the UK. Panelists included Simon Crowe (SC Films International), Eve Gabereau (Soda Pictures) and Julia Short (The Works).  Read More >

September 26, 2012

4th Annual GlobeScreen Conference line-up announced

4th Annual GlobeScreen Conference.

GlobeScreen returns to its current venue, the May Fair Hotel on November 20th. Two panels commented on the current state of film financing in the UK and remarked on future prospects.

Speakers included Producers Paul Webster, Stephen Evans, Richard Holmes and Neil Thompson, executives from various film financiers, Nik Bower of Ingenious Media and James Swarbrick of the Aegis Film Fund. Also speaking was Producer Kami Naghdi, then partner at law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP.

Read More >

October 13, 2011

3rd Annual GlobeScreen announced

The GlobeScreen Conferences.

Taking place on November 23rd, the event addressed 3D cinema developments in the film distribution and exhibition sector. Speakers included Matthew Bristowe (Prime Focus Film), Tom Cotton (Technicolor) and Rich Phillips (Arts Alliance Media). Moderated by Variety’s Diana Lodderhose.  Read More >

September 3, 2010

GlobeScreen returns to May Fair Hotel

The GlobeScreen Conferences.

Speakers included Phil Clapp (Cinema Exhibitors Association), Liz Bales (The Industry Trust), Alex Stolz (UK Film Council). Screen International’s Editor, Mike Goodridge, moderated the panel.  Read More >

November 17, 2009

GlobeScreen Conference launches in London

1st Annual GlobeScreen Conference.

Taking place at London’s May Fair Hotel on November 17th, the conference launched with a discussion about the growing popularity of digital cinema amongst both exhibitors and the theatre-going public.

Arts Alliance Media’s first CEO, Howard Kiedaisch, keynoted on recent developments in this part of the industry and then joined a panel discussion with industry peers including Merchant Ivory’s former Head of North America, Pierre Proner and the UK Film’s Council’s then Senior Distribution and Exhibition Executive, Alex Stolz. A UK reporter at Variety, Steve Clarke, moderated the panel.  Read More >

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