The Marché du Film and the European independent distributors

By Davide Abbatescianni   Cannes’ Marché du Film has always been an event of crucial importance for the whole international film industry. After the cancellation of the 2020 festival and the huge disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 edition of the world’s largest film market is a much-anticipated opportunity for distributors, sales agents,…

Interview with Huub Roelvink, Managing Director of Cherry Pickers, The Netherlands

By Frances Harvey   Distributor Cherry Pickers had just released Yann Arthus Bertrand’s Woman, (following a series of successful previews as part of International Women’s Day) when the cinemas in the Netherlands were ordered to close due to COVID-19. We spoke to the company’s founder and managing director, Huub Roelvink.   How is the distribution…