When veteran film maestro Bruno Pischiutta and film producer Daria Trifu decided to open Global Film Studio in 2011, they wanted to create one of the best and more profitable Film Studios in the world: a factory of films and media related enterprises. The two founders put together all they had (about $18M). at that point in time, the Film Studio existed only in their minds; a Film Studio is the factory where films are green-lighted and produced.
Their tasks were to:
1. Decide what kind of films to green-light;
2. Create the necessary infrastructure to produce them in high quality and at the minimum cost possible.
The first point was solved early on. The founders’ deep knowledge of the film business indicated that what was missing in the market was an organized entity dedicated to the production and distribution of nonviolent films. This unique niche was immediately adopted by Global Film Studio and it was decided to produce only high quality, main stream nonviolent movies.
Solving the second point and creating the necessary infrastructure took ten years of very hard work. The principals made operative decisions very similar to those of Bezos when he started Amazon: in particular, they chose not to produce easy films but to focus all their work in the infrastructure necessary to create the Studio. Everything they did, every dollar they spent in the last ten years, had the sole target of creating a strong and unique infrastructure of the Studio, that would assure the quality and the profitability of the future products.
It was decided that all the films will be in English language; their production will be made in-house, and the shootings will take place in countries where where don’t not exist film unions and the cost of production would be a fraction of that in Canada or in the USA. It was further decided that when Global Film Studio will produce a feature film, it will also produce an accompanying feature documentary, The Making of…, which would then be marketed and released as a self-standing product.
A slate of ten features film was the first target. Pischiutta wrote the screenplays for those films and he will also direct and executive produce them; Trifu will be the other executive producer and the producer of the films. They will accept a minimal compensation for their work considering that they are also the biggest shareholders of the Company.
Bruno Pischiutta is one of the last great Italian directors of his generation and the only one who has lived in America for almost forty years. During his film career, he has created and developed numerous feature films in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and has won major awards in several countries.
In China, he wrote and developed the feature film The Sepia Portrait, and in Ghana he completed the feature film Punctured Hope that the Hollywood Political Film Society proposed for nomination at the 2010 Academy Awards®. More info is here: IMDB Profile.
Daria Trifu (LinkedIn Profile) is a Canadian film producer and media entrepreneur. Born in Romania, she moved to Canada in 1999. In Toronto, she studied film at the International Film Workshops taught by Bruno Pischiutta. Subsequently, she was hired by Pischiutta’s then production company, Toronto Pictures. In 2003, she opened her first film company, Adhara Properties, that financed and produced the critically acclaimed feature film Punctured Hope.
To guarantee the necessary cast for the films of Global Film Studio, over 4,000 English speaking actors were auditioned and the Company opened its own talent agency, the Global Film Actors Agency. Contracts of representations were signed with the best 50 of those actors; choices were made by always keeping in mind the roles that were necessary to fulfill in the films of the Company’s slate.
Global Film Actors Agency applies the Hollywood system of the Studios used in the 50s to create Stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and many others.
Several of the chosen actors are very young and without valid experience; before hiring them on set, they are being trained – free of charge – by Bruno Pischiutta via one to one Skype sessions spread over several months. Furthermore, to keep the actors and principal crew’s fees reasonable, some shares of the Company are issued to them.
In order to promote and advertise the actors, the films and all that the Company does, while avoiding the high cost of producing expensive brochures and cheap printed materials, it was decided to create an in-house marketing tool. The Company has its own publication, the annual arts, entertainment and business magazine called DARIA!. The magazine was founded by Daria Trifu who is also its Editor-in-Chief.
DARIA! is the only magazine that has a black cover while the actual cover is placed on the inside. The look of DARIA! combines that of Vanity Fair and of National Geographic. The publication is available online, and in some cases, it is also printed and distributed at high class events around the world such as: Monte Carlo (Jockey Club during the F1 event), in New York City (The Friars Club), in Montreal (International Film Festival), in Los Angeles (The Fairmont Hotel during The American Film Market), in Cannes (during the Cannes Film Festival) and more.
In 2012, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival is the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world was created by Global Film Studio.
Over the years, some of the filmmakers awarded here include: Nicole Kid-man, Woody Allen, Richard Gere, Keira Knightley, Robert Redford, Sarah Jessica Parker, Woody Harrelson and Cameron Diaz among many others. Some of the films that received awards at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival gained access to theatrical releases and have competed for Academy Awards® nomination consideration.
For Global Film Studio, the Festival is a great tool to introduce the concept of nonviolent film in the International Film Industry, and – trough the films that subscribe to the Festival – to keep up to date with what is being produced around the world. The Festival also provides to the Company the high quality nonviolent films that are distributed by globalcinema.online.
Globalcinema.online is the streaming arm of Global Film Studio. The channel is showcasing nonviolent films only: films that do NOT show gratuitous violence.
Globalcinema.online is the ‘new kid on the block’ having just started in April (2021). With a Studio behind and a versed team of film professionals at the helm, globalcinema.online is here to stay and to become a serious competitor to the likes of Netflix and Amazon, in due course. “We see our growth gradual and we will be implementing a global marketing campaign in the near future. At the moment, we are focused on expanding our fan base and catalog of films,” says Daria Trifu, president and C.E.O. of Global Film Studio.
All content streamed at globalcinema.online is curated and selected through the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.
This is the story of Global Film Studio; today, the Company has just issued a Pre-IPO Private Placement for Accredited Investors. Global Film Studio is ready to go public and to establish its important presence in the media world for many years to come.