Author: Magda Olchawska

Filmmakers Interview: Sam Hopkins – Editor

  Name: Sam Hopkins Location: London Social media outlets: Facebook – Sam Hopkins Instagram – @samhopkins_ultra Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/sam-hopkins-92049884/ Vimeo – https://vimeo.com/samhopkins Website: vimeo.com/samhopkins Get in Touch: samhopkinseditor@gmail.com Where do you work? Trailer Park London Current Job Description: Senior Editor Previous Experiences: Senior Editor at Hogarth Worldwide, Media Transfer Supervisor at The Mill & Technical Operator at The Associated Press How did you get your first job? I started work in the industry when I was 18 at a video duplication company called Dubbs where I spent a year developing my skills as a VT Operator before heading of to University. What do you do as a trailer editor? So Trailer Park is traditionally known as a trailer and entertainment agency in the US. However in the UK the company are still building up their name so the kind of work we do varies between Broadcast Commercials, Branded / Online Content as well as Trailers. As an Senior Editor in general, my role in the company is to essentially cut together material provided to me, using …

Women in Film & Television Useful Websites

WIDC (clickable heading)  Women in Director’s Chair. Creative Women Workshops Association strives towards gender equity by supporting, celebrating, promoting, and developing the talents and skills of women storytellers for screen in particular directors, along with actors, crafts people and technicians. Overall the society encourages excellence, creativity and collaboration in storytelling for screen. Reel Women (clickable heading)  Reel Women is a non-profit organization in Austin, Texas that provides a local support system for women at all levels of experience in the film and video industries. Women in Film and Television (clickable heading)  Women in Film and Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is a non-profit professional organization. WIFT-T supports women in screen-based media (film, television and digital media) to build, advance and sustain their careers nationally and internationally. WIFT-T does this through hands-on high quality programming, mentoring, networking, and industry events that recognize the talents and potential of women. Our mission is to enhance the skills of our members so they can become significant decision-makers at all levels of the industry.   Women Make Movies (clickable heading) Women Make Movies is a multicultural, …

List of Press, Trade and Network Websites for Filmmakers.

Alternative Film Guide http://www.altfg.com/film/ The Los Angeles-based Alternative Film Guide offers an “alternative,” offbeat look into the world of film through thought-provoking reviews, in-depth interviews with filmmakers and authors, and extensive coverage of film awards, gay/gay-related cinema, political/socially conscious films, and assorted film events (mostly in the Los Angeles area). Bright Lights Film Journal http://brightlightsfilm.com/# Bright Lights Film Journal is a popular-academic hybrid of movie analysis, history, and commentary, looking at classic and commercial, independent, exploitation, and international film from a wide range of vantage points from the aesthetic to the political. A prime area of focus is on the connection between capitalist society and the images that reflect, support, or subvert it — movies as propaganda. BroadcastNow http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/# Broadcast is the only weekly magazine for the TV and radio industry, delivering the latest news including commissioning, production, facilities and technology. A mostly paid-for publication, Broadcast has a circulation of 12,269 (ABC audited) and readership of over 72,000 industry professionals, providing essential, relevant and accurate information for all sectors of the readership. Broadcastnow.co.uk is the …

List of European Film Institutions

Cineuropa – The best of European Cinema (clickable heading)  Site dedicated to European cinema, films, actors, filmmakers, professionals, producers, distributors, sales agents, scriptwriters, film finance and the film industry as a whole… CORDIS: Servizio comunitario d’informazione in materia di Ricerca e Sviluppo (clickable heading)  An information space for European Research and Development (R&D) and exploitation of European R&D results South East European Network of Associations of Private Broadcasters (clickable heading)  The network was established in 2000 with the support of Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As of today it brings together 8 broadcasters’ associations from the SEE region, representing almost 800 broadcasters. Members of SEENAPB are national broadcasters’ associations in Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. EFA – European Film Academy (clickable heading)  The European Film Academy (EFA) currently unites 1,900 European film professionals with the common aim of promoting European film culture. Throughout the year, the EFA initiates and participates in a series of activities dealing with film politics as well as economic, artistic, and training aspects. EFFF: European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (clickable …

List of Useful Websites for Filmmakers.

Film Specific – Distribution Tools & Solutions for Independent Filmmakers (clickable headline) The premier online resource for independent filmmakers serious about getting their projects made, seen and distributed worldwide. Leverage our expertise in the international marketplace, tap into our interactive, multi-media training bank and suite of professional tools, propel your projects forward at any stage of production, and expand the possibilities for your film. IoFilm (clickable headline) Iofilm is probably the longest continuously running film ezine in the UK. Distribution consultant Peter Broderick says filmmakers should consider new strategies for distributing their films to avoid future disappointment. Lux Distribution Guide (clickable headline) This is a beginner’s guide to distributing and promoting artists’ film and video work. It will take you through marketing and materials that you will need, organisations that may be able to assist, to possible exhibition channels. UK Film Distributors (clickable headline) This list provides contacts for key film distributors in the UK. Filmmakers.com (clickable headline) Database of films and artists. IndieClub (clickable headline) If you have a passion for making movies and you are looking for others who …