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MUBI acquires Germany’s The Match Factory and Match Factory Productions

MUBI acquires Germany’s The Match Factory and Match Factory Productions

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 20, 2022. Posted in General Interest

Global film platform MUBI has bought German sales and production company The Match Factory. This deal includes the acquisition of The Match Factory’s production arm Match Factory Productions. While The Match Factory will maintain its current offices in Berlin and Cologne, the firm’s presence is set to expand through MUBI’s headquarters in London and its New York and Los Angeles offices.

Producers Guild Awards postponed until March

Producers Guild Awards postponed until March

Written by Joe Jackson on Jan 14, 2022. Posted in Awards and Festivals

The global rise in Omnicron cases has caused the Producers Guild of America (PGA) to delay its 33rd Producers Guild Awards ceremony. Originally scheduled for 26 February, the event will now take place on 19 March. While the venue - Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel - remains the same, the postponement represents another calendar change for the movie awards season. Attendees will need to provide proof of vaccination and booster (if eligible) as well as a recent negative COVID-19 test.  

Hollywood’s first NFT-funded film will benefit from new studio investment

Hollywood’s first NFT-funded film will benefit from new studio investment

Written by Joe Jackson on Dec 1, 2021. Posted in General Interest

An investment group specialising in the non-fungible token (NFT) market is set to fund a new production studio. NFT Investments PLC will inject USD1 million into NFT Studios in exchange for 20% of their shares. The investment is made collaboration with executive producer Niels Juul and his production company NoFatEgo. Together, the participating parties hope to produce Hollywood’s first feature film funded entirely by NFTs.

Nominations Announced for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

Nominations Announced for the 8th Annual Location Managers Guild International Awards

Written by Shona Smith on Aug 23, 2021. Posted in Awards and Festivals

LMGI Virtual Awards Ceremony "Celebrate the Where" is set for October 23, 2021. The awards honour the outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. The awards also recognise outstanding work by film commissions for support that goes "above and beyond" during the production process.

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