Film data hound Stephen Follows shares some scary profitability estimates in the fourth of four pieces he co-authored this year with Bruce Nash on behalf of the American Film Market. Interestingly, horror movies are the most profitable genre, but also the riskiest, says Follows. Meanwhile, horror audiences are more likely to be working class, and quality doesn't matter all that much!
Programme makers take note: submissions are open for next May's INPUT 2019 conference, to be held in Bangkok. The conference programme will be composed by 11 moderators who will meet in Berlin in January to spend four intense days of seeing great productions, arguing over them late into the night and then presenting their selection of the submitted proposals. The conference will focus on fiction, factual (iInvestigative journalism, cultural, entertainment) cross media and young audiences from birth to legal age (web or TVv only, cross media). INPUT is neither a festival nor a competition but a conference for programme makers. Proposals do not need to be perfectly realised yet, but innovative and spirited! The deadline for proposals is 15 December 2018.