HOLLYWOOD — Film Finders, the West Hollywood publishing and consulting outfit that tracks new pics for buyers and sellers worldwide, has teamed with film news and production database ShowBizData.com to create a resource for film market attendees.
The new Web service, available at filmfinders.com, launched at the Toronto Film Festival last week and drew more than 1,600 members in its first two days, ShowBizData.com prexy Oliver Eberle told Daily Variety. The Web venture is reportedly the first time the Internet has been extensively used at a film market.
The site initially focuses on the activities at the Toronto market, but the site’s developers plan to enable users to instantly track rights on every film at every festival, as well as assist producers searching for production and development financing, banks and industry analysts and production personnel.
As the site evolves, Film Finders subscribers will be able to access information about film rights, screening, deals and market events. The site will create an online trading floor between the major markets and festivals enabling film buyers and sellers to conduct their day-to-day negotiations online.
Site creators are letting market attendees sign up for free until MIFED. No pricing plan has been set for after that date. Creators will also introduce new features at that time.