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

Consulting Services


The movie business, or film industry, or film biz, a unique combination of art and commerce, is always changing. As technology advances, so too this technological medium advances and so it has been for over 100 years. These changes (currently under the general heading of “digital”) always have a profound effect on the business of film.​ Read More...

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

Acquisitions Rights Reports

Our reports cover the film industry business of buying, selling and financing films, regional distribution issues, festival strategy worldwide and other requested research. Read More...


Latest Reports


SydneysBuzz: The Blog

The international, independent film business blog focuses on international film industry developments and analyses of the international film market related to buyers, sales agents, filmmakers, film festivals and distribution. Read more...

Film Business Education

Pulling Back the Curtain on the International Film Industry (aka The Movie Biz).


The Cannes Film Festival Marche, Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlinale’s European Film Market and Talent Campus, have all used the services and courses of Sydney Levine and her partner’s Peter Belsito pitching workshop.

Learn More About International Film Business Online Courses

 LatinoBuzz: New Book

Sydney Levine's Spanish abridged version of her book Iberoamerican Film Business: By Country (Cine Iberoamericana por Pais), University of Guadalajara Press in partnership with Festival Internacional de Cine en Guaalajara, is now available as an eBook here PLUS two free chapters and case study submissions. Watch for the full-length English version this fall!


Learn more about the Spanish version here.