Interview with Régine Vial, Head of Distribution at Les Films du Losange, France

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Régine Vial, Head of Distribution at French outfit Les Films du Losange, to discuss the history of the company and the situation of the market in times of pandemic. Despite the enormous effort made by French independent distributors, who managed to keep a constant stream of releases…

Interview with Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, Italy

By Jesús Silva   Antonio Medici, CEO of Bim Distribuzione, talks about the situation of independent film distribution in Italy, where the global health crisis has accelerated some trends that were already visible in the market, such as the reduction in cinema attendance. Despite cinemas reopening back in June, and with a network of open-air…

Interview with Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach, CEO and Acquisitions Executive of Madman Entertainment, Australia/New Zealand

By Jesús Silva and Isabella Weber   We talked to Paul Wiegard and Vera Herchenbach, CEO and Acquisitions Executive of Madman Entertainment, about the particularities of distributing European and foreign-language films in Australia and New Zealand. Due to the huge volume of films being released every year, it is crucial for independent distributors in these…

Interview with Laurent Dutoit, CEO of Agora Films, Switzerland

By Jesús Silva   We caught up with Laurent Dutoit, CEO of Agora Films, to discuss the main challenges of the Swiss market for independent film distribution, such as the multilingual nature of the territory and the fundamental collaboration with the neighbouring countries. Switzerland decided to open cinemas on June 8, after three months of…

Interview with Ivan Hronec, CEO of Film Europe, Czech Republic/Slovakia

By Jesús Silva   We interviewed Ivan Hronec, head of media company Film Europe, who gave us some insight into their particular business model, which played a crucial role in their survival during the global health crisis.   How would you describe the setup and editorial policy of your company? Film Europe was launched 10…