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Ventatana Sur Film Market

December 6, 2009

            As I promised, this posting will be a follow up to the prior posting in which I interviewed Adam Nelson, the head of acquisitions and distribution for a company called EBS Entertainment based out of Santa Monica, California. When we last spoke with Nelson, his company had acquired the rights […]

November 17, 2009

An insiders perspective of AFM

November 17, 2009

Adam Nelson, the head of acquisitions and distribution for the company EBS Entertainment, helped give a glimpse into what it’s like to rub elbows with some of Hollywood’s biggest players in the film industries largest market. Nelson is a Minnesota native who attended St. John’s University. This year EBS Entertainment brought with them a slate […]

Taking a look at AFM

November 17, 2009

This past week concluded the 28th annual American Film Market (Also known as AFM) in Santa Monica, California. In this weeks blog posting I will give an in depth look the film industries crème de la crème of film markets. For those that don’t know what a film market is, unlike a film festival where […]

Flyway Part 2 (Sit Down With Festival Director)

November 4, 2009

After the festivities concluded, I had a chance to sit down with the festivals founder, Rick Vaicius, to discuss with him how he felt the festival turned out, what it takes to coordinate an event such as this, and where he sees the festival headed in the future. Vasicius passion for film came when he […]

Reflection on the Flyway Film Festival Part 1

November 4, 2009

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Flyway Film Festival, a second year festival that is based out of Pepin, Wisconsin. The festival featured 69 films from over 14 different countries. First I’d like to give a look in to what the overall experience of the festival was like. Pepin, Wisconsin, for those […]

Link to the Star Tribune piece on Coens

September 27, 2009

Star Tribune’s “To Coens, Minnesota roots are big deal, you betcha”

The Coens Return to Minnesota

September 27, 2009

Joel and Ethan Coen returned to Minneapolis this weekend to promote their newest film “A Serious Man” at the Walker Art Museum. The Star Tribune ran a great piece on the event that include a short bio of their careers. Their film, “A Serious Man”, debuted at the Toronto Film Festival earlier this September to […]

Welcome!

September 23, 2009

My name is Chris Nelson and welcome to my blog. I’m currently a Senior at Winona State University, studying Mass Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting and a minor in Creative Writing. I am a film enthusiast with a fascination and deep admiration for those who work in the craft of filmmaking. Having written the […]