TIFF change

Rob Schwartz gangamati
Sun Oct 29 00:01:28 EDT 2006


I'll be there but I think you've basically covered it. I doubt the
announcement at the Closing Ceremony will go into much more detail.

I've got some deadlines for TIFF pieces tonight but I'll try and post any
additional info on the "International Contents Carnival" here.

rob schwartz

On 10/29/06, Aaron Gerow <aaron.gerow at yale.edu> wrote:
> As I reported not too long ago, it looks like the government is going
> ahead with altering the Tokyo International Film Festival by inserting
> it in a common front of Japan's international contents business
> strategy. According to this morning's Asahi, the METI minister will
> announce at today's TIFF closing ceremony that, among other things, the
> government will be working to align various contents markets, including
> the TIFF and the Tokyo Game Show, by scheduling them together or one
> after another, creating an "International Contents Carnival" (as it is
> being called for the time being). The Asahi article makes it clear that
> one of the main reasons is that the government is interested in
> "multi-content" products, where anime are made into films and games,
> etc. No word, it seems, about promoting good old fashioned original
> movies....
> Anyone going to the closing ceremony tonight who can give us a report?
> Aaron Gerow
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