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April 2017
Brexit
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Creative Sector's Future Uncertain Amidst Brexit Trigger
Much has happened since March 29 when Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Brexit / Article 50 with a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk formerly notifying EU leaders that the U.K. is leaving the European Union. The clock is now running on Britain's window to exit and according to the Treaty that can be no later than April 2019. As preparations are made for negotiations to begin, the entertainment industry is left with uncertainty. Read More.
Marketplace Update
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2016 China Box Office: Down but Independents Fare Well
China's Box Office hit a wall in 2016, dropping 1% to $6.95 billion. Despite this overall retreat, foreign independent films experienced gains in both the number of films that were released and box office revenues. While these numbers are encouraging, it is important to also look at the overall context of this growth. Read More.
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Italy's Entertainment Marketplace
While Italy is facing financial troubles including sluggish growth and economic disparities between the north and south, these problems are less evident in the entertainment market. Italian films celebrated a record breaking theatrical box office in 2016, newly launched TV channels are boosting the TV sector, and SVOD services are gradually developing and expanding. IFTA examined the Italian Marketplace and opportunities for independents. Read More.
State of the Industry
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The State of Producing for the Pre-Sales Marketplace
At the American Film Market, five top sales agent / producers assembled to discuss the current state of pre-sales around the world. Over the 90 minute discussion in front of an audience of 600, top executives from U.S. and international companies Foresight Unlimited, 13, Films, The Asylum, and Truffle Pictures covered everything from setting budgets to the best genres and territories for pre-sales. Read more.

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