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Visualnet Visualnet.com is the industry´s leading international online destination for the Film and Broadcast production community.
Visualnet.com is the industry´s leading international online destination for the Film and Broadcast production community.

Visualnet.com is the industry´s leading international online destination for the Film and Broadcast production community. It´s the industry´s single most globally comprehensive directory, with more than 120,000 listings worldwide. Visualnet´s industry directory, launched in 2000, is now the largest in the world with over 70,000 vendors, 20,000 producers and 20,000 crew and service professionals. Visualnet has now built VisualBids, an online bidding tool designed to help producers streamline their production process and be more efficient. VisualBids connects producers and production suppliers with online automation and effortlessly manages all below-the-line production needs in a single place. In 2011, Visualnet moved its headquarters to Los Angeles, California, and have offices also in Barcelona, Spain.

Mission: Visualnet.com has but one mission: To improve the way films, broadcast, and video content are made.

"Thanks to its massive spending, Netflix has created a seller's market for producers and studios." - via Business Inside...
04/03/2018
Netflix changes the paradigm for producers

"Thanks to its massive spending, Netflix has created a seller's market for producers and studios." - via Business Insider.

Thanks to its massive spending, Netflix has created a seller’s market for producers and studios.

The Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has announced the ten projects selected for its Work-in-Progress Lab, whic...
02/05/2018
Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum unveils ten projects for Work-in-Progress Lab

The Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) has announced the ten projects selected for its Work-in-Progress Lab, which aims to help filmmakers secure post-production funds, sales agents and film festival support. - via Screen International.

https://www.screendaily.com/news/hong-kong-asia-film-financing-forum-unveils-ten-projects-for-work-in-progress-lab/5126235.article

The Lab aims to help filmmakers secure post-production funds, sales agents and film festival support.

How will Hollywood adapt in 2018? Here are some insights on what worked and what didn't in 2017 and how to plan the new ...
01/15/2018
WB Features Newsletter

How will Hollywood adapt in 2018? Here are some insights on what worked and what didn't in 2017 and how to plan the new year ahead. - via Winston Baker.

The question that remains is after striking a flurry of deals and tie-ups with the US movie industry, did China get much...
01/02/2018
China’s Hollywood romance turns sour

The question that remains is after striking a flurry of deals and tie-ups with the US movie industry, did China get much of a bang for its buck? - via Financial Times.

Beijing encouraged investment in the US film industry to influence perceptions but is now rethinking its Tinseltown ties

12/18/2017
Disney to buy Fox film, TV businesses for $52 billion

"The deal illustrates the huge strategic challenge traditional media companies face and how they need to reinvent their business models to compete with digital, online competitors such as Netflix, Google and Amazon.com" said Nick Jones, partner and head of technology at Cavendish Corporate Finance. - via Yahoo Finance.

The deal brings to a close more than half a century of expansion by Murdoch, 86, who turned a single Australian newspaper he inherited from his father at the age of 21 into one of the world's most important global news and film conglomerates. Shares of Fox, which have surged 35 percent since talk

The company has undermined the traditional TV business with a streaming service that offers thousands of titles on deman...
12/05/2017
Netflix Plans Choose-Your-Own TV Adventures for Grown-Up Viewers

The company has undermined the traditional TV business with a streaming service that offers thousands of titles on demand, and plans to spend between $7 billion and $8 billion on programming in 2018. - via Bloomberg.

Netflix Inc. will produce a choose-your-own adventure show for adults, adding another genre of programming to a service that offers movies, scripted dramas, documentaries, stand-up comedy and reality TV.

“The program has been an overwhelming success,” said Kevin de Leon, president pro tem of the California State Senate...
12/01/2017
California State Senate Leader Touts State’s Production Tax Credit

“The program has been an overwhelming success,” said Kevin de Leon, president pro tem of the California State Senate, in a speech on Thursday. “And we want California to remain the entertainment capital of the world.” - via Variety.

One of the California’s most powerful legislators has offered a strong endorsement of continued support for the state’s seven-year-old production tax credit program. “The program …

"Despite aggressive incentives worldwide, California is once again competing for big projects because we’re able to pr...
11/23/2017
California Production Tax Credits to Go to Quentin Tarantino’s New Movie

"Despite aggressive incentives worldwide, California is once again competing for big projects because we’re able to provide the best overall value,” said California Film Commission executive director Amy Lemisch. - via Variety.

The California Film Commission has selected two big-budget films – “Call of the Wild” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Untitled #9” — as recipients of the state’s produc…

"There are a lot of regulations and legalities that need to be worked through when a studio is taking money from oversea...
11/17/2017
China Mystery: Why Did Paramount's $1 Billion Financing Deal Fall Apart?

"There are a lot of regulations and legalities that need to be worked through when a studio is taking money from overseas." said a source close to Paramount Pictures. - via The Hollywood Reporter.

The slow — and then sudden — death of a murky billion-dollar pact between the studio and Shanghai-based Huahua raises questions about whether it was real in the first place.

“There’s a lot of money going to the movie business through these tech companies (Netflix, Amazon, Apple), but it’...
11/13/2017
As China cools on Hollywood, the movie business looks closer to home for money

“There’s a lot of money going to the movie business through these tech companies (Netflix, Amazon, Apple), but it’s not going to the studios. It’s going directly into the creation of content,” said one entertainment executive. - via Los Angeles Times.

Huahua Media's decision to scrap a $1 billion investment in Paramount Pictures movies reflects a dramatic slowdown in foreign investment in Hollywood.

It is building up credentials as the place to get into full-on post-production and more. - via Gulf News.
11/07/2017
Dubai aims to be more than a film shoot location

It is building up credentials as the place to get into full-on post-production and more. - via Gulf News.

It is building up credentials as the place to get into full-on post-production and more

"Producers have to think about whether their films are right for a streaming platform like Netflix, have a shot of going...
11/06/2017
The Future of Global Film Finance at the AFM

"Producers have to think about whether their films are right for a streaming platform like Netflix, have a shot of going global theatrically or would appeal to a particular niche such as drama, comedy or horror domestically." - via HuffPost.

Every year the American Film Market (AFM) hosts a series of conferences in conjunction with the main focus of participants, buying and selling fil...

JPMorgan Chase & Co. estimates that Amazon Studios will spend $4.5bn in video this year. Netflix, which has been the mos...
11/02/2017
Amazon to move TV, film production to historic Culver Studios

JPMorgan Chase & Co. estimates that Amazon Studios will spend $4.5bn in video this year. Netflix, which has been the most aggressive among the companies challenging established Hollywood studios, has said it will spend $6bn. - via Financial Times.

Amazon is moving its television and movie production unit to the Culver Studios, the historic lot where films including Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane and The Matrix were shot.

"Quarterly changes aside, we’ve seen L.A. area film production stabilize at a high level” said FilmL.A. president Pa...
10/19/2017
FilmL.A. Releases its Third Quarter On-Location Production Numbers

"Quarterly changes aside, we’ve seen L.A. area film production stabilize at a high level” said FilmL.A. president Paul Audley.

On-location filming in Greater Los Angeles decreased 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017 vs. the third quarter of 2016, according to a FimL.A. report released today. In all, 9,455 Shoot Days (…

The round, which includes equity and debt financing, will allow Macro to finance and produce between four and six film a...
10/09/2017
Charles King's Macro Raises $150 Million to Finance Film, TV Slate

The round, which includes equity and debt financing, will allow Macro to finance and produce between four and six film and television projects each year. - via The Hollywood Reporter.

The media company's investors include Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Libra Foundation.

"A broad evaluation of film-incentive plans found that they produced a small uptick in jobs but had virtually no impact ...
08/16/2017
When will states get smart and stop subsidizing movies?

"A broad evaluation of film-incentive plans found that they produced a small uptick in jobs but had virtually no impact on wages and gross state product." - via Los Angeles Times.

Incentives don't pay off economically.

“With no alternatives for risk-tolerant investors on the horizon ready to put money into the traditional film studio b...
08/03/2017
China Crackdown Hitting Hollywood: Where Do China Investments Stand?

“With no alternatives for risk-tolerant investors on the horizon ready to put money into the traditional film studio business model, Hollywood will be forced to take every overture from China seriously.” - via Deadline Hollywood.

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese government leaders have placed tight restrictions on some of their biggest players who have been infusing money into film production, and Hollywood is now fearful of where the mo…

"In order to get deals done, the studios need to be willing to align their interests more closely with the interests of ...
07/24/2017
Hollywood and Film Financiers: A Torrid Love Affair Hits a Rocky Road

"In order to get deals done, the studios need to be willing to align their interests more closely with the interests of the investors." - via The Hollywood Reporter.

Amid box-office uncertainty, the outside money propping up studios becomes a question mark as Texas-based LStar Capital bails on Sony, Warner Bros.' Village Roadshow suffers several misfires and Paramount's China backer is under pressure.

Netflix, with a market capitalization of $79.4 billion, is now more valuable than Time Warner, which has a market cap of...
07/19/2017
Netflix Stock Shoots to Record Highs as Investors Embrace Cash-Burn Strategy

Netflix, with a market capitalization of $79.4 billion, is now more valuable than Time Warner, which has a market cap of about $76.4 billion. - via Variety.

For the next few years, at least, Netflix says it’s going to keep burning cash and raising debt as it focuses on content acquisition and international growth — instead of profits. And investo…

While film and TV production is down for the second quarter of 2017, the Los Angeles area is coming off its best year on...
07/17/2017
LA film and TV production fall, but it’s not all bad news

While film and TV production is down for the second quarter of 2017, the Los Angeles area is coming off its best year on record for on-location shooting. - via Los Angeles Daily News.

http://www.dailynews.com/business/20170712/la-film-and-tv-production-fall-but-its-not-all-bad-news

Local movie and TV production dropped 4.7 percent in the second quarter of 2017 compared to a year ago, according to the latest report by FilmL.A., the region’s location permitting office.But that figure isn’t as bad as it may loo

Looking forward to hearing Winston Baker and international leaders in film finance speak about - "10 things you need to ...
06/19/2017

Looking forward to hearing Winston Baker and international leaders in film finance speak about - "10 things you need to know when dealing with foreign partners" - at Shanghai International Film Festival 2017.

More info: http://china.filmfinanceforum.com/program/

Festival de Cannes 2017 is about to start and we're looking forward to attending some great panels and discussions. Chec...
05/15/2017

Festival de Cannes 2017 is about to start and we're looking forward to attending some great panels and discussions.

Check out all the Digital Single Market events - and don't miss out on the discussion roundtable on May 22, 11am - 12:30pm co-organized with Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image;

"Which financial instruments to scale up independent production and distribution companies?"

More info: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/media-events-cannes-film-festival-2017

Plan B Entertainment has signed a three-year production deal with Annapurna Pictures, the latter’s first such deal sin...
05/08/2017
Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Annapurna strike three-year deal

Plan B Entertainment has signed a three-year production deal with Annapurna Pictures, the latter’s first such deal since it expanded into marketing and distribution. - via Screen International.

Deal calls for partnership on at least three films a year; includes Dick Cheney biopic.

After its arrival to 130 new markets and a $1 billion financing initiative for new content - what's next for Netflix? - ...
04/28/2017
How Netflix plans to tackle China

After its arrival to 130 new markets and a $1 billion financing initiative for new content - what's next for Netflix? - via VentureBeat.

Netflix’s growth over the past 15 months has been impressive to watch. Its arrival on the global scene last January with 130 new markets was swiftly followed by a massive $1 billion financing…

Everything is ready for one more day at NAB Show.
04/26/2017

Everything is ready for one more day at NAB Show.

Those include “content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and...
04/24/2017
Netflix to Raise 1 Billion Euro, in Part for New Programming

Those include “content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions”. - via The Wrap.

Netflix is raising money for content acquisitions, capital expenditures, investments, working capital and potential acquisitions and strategic transactions

Introducing the new Visualbids. More performance and control than ever. Get in touch with our team for a guided demo. ww...
04/10/2017

Introducing the new Visualbids. More performance and control than ever. Get in touch with our team for a guided demo. www.visualnet.com

We are honored by the visit yesterday of Mr. James Costos, US Ambassador to Spain, to Visualnet's Headquarters in Beverl...
02/17/2016

We are honored by the visit yesterday of Mr. James Costos, US Ambassador to Spain, to Visualnet's Headquarters in Beverly Hills. Ambassador Costos is truly committed to building enduring ties and collaboration between Spanish and U.S corporations.

Ya podéis ver y escuchar a nuestro fundador y CEO, Enrique Irazoqui, hablar sobre la evolución de las relaciones entre...
09/22/2015

Ya podéis ver y escuchar a nuestro fundador y CEO, Enrique Irazoqui, hablar sobre la evolución de las relaciones entre las empresas tecnológicas y la gran industria audiovisual presente en Los Ángeles.

Reportaje por ICEX (ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones) - 'Economía digital en Los Ángeles, un nuevo ecosistema.' VIDEO: www.bit.ly/1j5azji

Felicidades a todos los participantes en la gran gala de los Premios Platino de este sábado. Aquí podéis ver a todos ...
07/20/2015

Felicidades a todos los participantes en la gran gala de los Premios Platino de este sábado. Aquí podéis ver a todos los premiados: www.bit.ly/1OhLsmG

Os dejamos con una foto de Octavio, en representación de nuestro equipo que asistió al evento!

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