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.
Moving Pictures Television was the television magazine that was launched by the Moving Pictures Group as an international trade magazine for the worldwide television business along the lines of TBI and Broadcast.
The Moving Pictures brand successfully published the magazine for a number for a number of years, as a key competitor in the European Television publication market.
Moving Pictures European Film Reviews
Published in association with FIPRESCI – the Federation Internationale de La Presse Cinematographique, this was a monthly magazine in which the best of European film critics reviewed the best in European cinema.
A quality selective publication that provided impartial and objective film criticism from the perspective of the international film industry.
As the publisher of Moving Pictures International daily publications, Mike was responsible for bringing thousands of pages of printed material to the international film business for a ten year period in the nineties.
Moving Pictures created and developed a brand of daily papers that could operate at up to 200 pages a day in Cannes to a 24 page issue at a smaller market and festival like San Sebastian in Spain. As with the Berlinale, San Sebastian published in a bi-lingual edition and created the template for the current plethora of online dailies redeaily available at film festivals and markets around the world today.
Moving Pictures Plan It Guide
Welcome to the Moving Pictures Plan it Guide, the essential guide to eating , drinking, sleeping, relaxing and deal making in the world’s leading media cities.
This year we give you the low-down on 20 cities, including two newcomers , Fort Lauderdale and Paris. To make the most of your travelling, pack your copy of the Plan It Guide, the only guide specifically designed for you the globetrotting players of the film and TV business.
Moving Pictures Cannes Opener
Cannes, to the uninitiated, is a bwildering maze of chaos and confusion where to get even the simplest of things done requires what seems to be the labours of Sisyphus.
So, whether you are an initiate or an ancient in town, here it is: Moving Pictures’ Cannes Opener, the essential guide to all there is to know about Cannes…..whoever said that there is no such thing as a free lunch had obviously never been to Cannes , where, in the names of culture and capitaisim, breakfast, lunch and dinner can all be had for nothing more than a few jettisoned principles…..like so much else in Cannes, party crashing and free lunches are character deforming….so watch out…..
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