Moving Pictures International
Moving Pictures International was established in 1990 and became one of the key international trade papers serving the global film industry, alongside Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Screen International.
Operating from a Eurocentric perspective the magazine, which began as a weekly and as a daily at key international film market and festival events would cover the film business from a vertically and horizontally perspective, taking pride in its international market intelligence, ability to publish and print daily papers anywhere in the world.
Initially as co-founder and associate publisher, Mike alongside John Campbell and editors Nick Roddick and Christopher Goodwin and the international correspondent team created a magazine global in scope, and with a stable of daily papers published around the world from Cannes to Berlin, from San Sebastian to Venice, Moving Pictures International was the voice of the independent European film maker, distributor and sales agent throughout the world.
Moving Pictures, or Mopix as it came to be known was a keen contributor to charities in the AIDS/HIV related area, and to that end, held a series of ten annual festive events at the Chateau de La Napoule just outside of Cannes during the Festival International du Film, and over a decade contributed over $1 million to charity via party sponsorship and donations.