Five Takeaways from Guangzhou Doc Fest 2015 / Asian Side of the Doc 2016 Announced

By Bill Graff. Market Format: More of a Festival/Seminar than a market. Around 20 Exhibitors, mostly municipal or regional film commissions, as well as footage and translation companies aimed at the filmmakers. Formal pitching sessions daily, with comments from Chinese and International commissioning editors, distributors and other experts as to the quality of each pitch …

The Sunny Side Vibe: More Takeaways from South Africa, Beijing & Taiwan, Australia and France

Beginning with Ruby Chen on the dock, following are insightful delegate interviews captured by Madelyn Most in compatible La Rochelle. Ruby Chen is co-Founder and CEO of CNEX  Foundation based in Beijing China which is dediated to supporting artistic documentaries about contemporary Chinese life. Marie Ange Billot-Thebaud is a writer, director, producer of Jatropha Films Productions based in …

China at MIPTV: Profile Shrinks, But Size Tells Another Story. Greenlight Back On

China made a loud promise during MIPDoc and MIPTV in 2012 to bring its massive scale to the global unscripted video market. For a few days, the Croisette resembled Shanghai’s famous Bund. Luo Ming, CCTV’s VP for economic affairs captured China’s strategy when he said: “Size is important at MIPTV.” “And the higher the profile of Chinese content …