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Photo: Thierry Frémaux (Cannes Film Festival Executive Director), Peter Belsito (SydneysBuzz), Col Needham (Founder and CEO of IMDb), Sydney Levine (SydneysBuzz) and Jérôme Paillard (Cannes Marché du Film Executive Director)

The perfect mesh of the film industry is where festivals, markets and data meet and merge into SydneysBuzz.

Independent and international: Thierry Frémaux (Cannes Film Festival Executive Director), Peter Belsito (SydneysBuzz), Col Needham (Founder and CEO of IMDb), Sydney Levine (SydneysBuzz) and Jérôme Paillard (Cannes Marché du Film Executive Director).

The Film Industry


Your success as a filmmaker depends upon the film industry’s buying and selling rights to your film.

SydneysBuzz offers a collection of services not available anywhere else to give you, the serious filmmaker, access to the ever-changing international film market. We offer consulting services to create market strategies and tactical tools; carefully researched reports on who is buying and selling which films in the most current markets; snapshots and blogs of the most recent international independent film industry developments and events; and educational courses to advance your knowledge and skills for the international independent film business. Learn more about us below.

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Strategic Consulting

Our consulting clients gain access to the industry players and to reach the final target demographics which will compensate you for your efforts at every stage. Ask our clients, Sylvain Bursztejn or Emmanuel Benbihy pictured here.

Acquisitions Rights Reports

Our reports are customizable to meet specific client’s needs as well. They cover the film industry business of buying, selling and financing films, regional distribution issues, festival strategy worldwide and other requested research.

SydneysSnapshots

SydneysSnapshots is a monthly newsletter of the month’s 5 Most Tracked Blogs from SydneysBuzz and from Others’ Blogs — my choice of the 5 to 10 of the most interesting blogs or news articles of the month. We will also post photo snapshots of film industry events we have been to in the last month.

Film Business Courses

Courses, workshops and panels provide the understanding of the basic underpinnings and new currents in the film industry world of buying and selling rights in the distribution of films.

SydneysBuzz: Blog

SydneysBuzz: The Blog keeps updating developments in the business.

Film Literacy for Kids

Film has the power to change the world. And the world changes as the people of the world find their voice. With that in mind, we began The Literacy Project in 2009, operating at El Centro del Pueblo in the Echo Park area of Los Angeles. The Project achieves this thru one-on-one mentoring between working class Latino students and interested volunteers who, coincidently, are often in the film business.