Global Film Studio – The Story

www.globalfilmstudio.com

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.

Web: www.globalfilmactors.com

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.

Web: www.dariamagazine.com

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.

Web: www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

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.

Globalcinema.online Makes News In New York!

I like to thank New York Journalist Anthony Paradiso for the wonderful article he wrote about our streaming channel, globalcinema.online. The article is featured in the June issue of the WestView News magazine of West Village New York City.  

The WestView News is a newspaper based in the West Village of Manhattan, New York, New York. It is one of the very few magazines that is still available in print. The WestView News was founded in 2003. Its CEO is George Capsis.

Global Cinema, the Newest Streaming Channel, Acquires The Lost Village  

By Anthony Paradiso

My father, Roger Paradiso, made an award-winning film called The Lost Village, that premiered at Cinema Village in 2018. The film appears on the newest streaming platform on the block, Global Cinema Online. Another film of Roger’s, The Queen of Camelot, appeared in the “Global Non-violent Film Festival,” which only accepts documentaries and feature films that do not contain violence. This film, about Jackie Kennedy and her account of the JFK “Camelot” era, also won an award. It will also be available in June on the Global Cinema Online streaming platform.

After Roger won the Global Nonviolent Film Festival award, he got to know Bruno and Daria who run the festival and also Global Cinema Online. He likes them and what they are doing very much. He calls Global Cinema Online “the filmmaker’s streamer.” In the center of their home page (globalcinema.online) you will see “Explore Our Catalogue.” Clicking on this will lead to a selection of films from Europe, North America, Asia, South America, Africa, and Australia.

If you would like to watch movies on Global Cinema Online, the price for renting a film begins at $1.99. One-time purchases of feature-length films start at $13.99; films that are under 40 minutes long start at $7.99. You can also create a profile, to receive email updates on the latest films and also have a record of your purchases. The website is easy to use and I recommend that you check it out at http://www.globalcinema.online.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Daria Trifu, the executive producer and president of Global Film Studio, and Bruno Pischiutta, film director, and chairman of the board of Global Film Studio.

Why are you, Daria, and Bruno, interested in a movie about Greenwich Village called The Lost Village by Roger Paradiso?

Roger first submitted The Lost Village to our festival, the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and our selection committee held it in high regard. The film has the proper cinematic quality to be included in the festival, and its subject is extremely important for the viewers because Greenwich Village is one of the many souls of New York City and is not spoken about enough. The historic perspective in which it is written is also very interesting because it depicts an important moment of transition for the Village, and shows its strength and weakness. Roger Paradiso is a director who was already awarded at our festival and is known by our viewers. The Lost Village in an important part of Roger’s filmography.

Since the film was shown originally, just before the pandemic, we have seen huge changes in Greenwich Village. What has changed in your film business, both as a film festival and now as a streamer online?

(Photo) Film Director Bruno Pischiutta and Executive Producer Daria Trifu, the founders of Global Cinema Online. Photo courtesy of Daria Trifu.

The pandemic presents an enormous difficulty for producing films. In particular, we make English-speaking films, but the set for our next movie is located in Greece. Our actors are primarily from the USA and the UK. The production entails that cast and crew have to travel. During the pandemic, international travel has been very difficult and, in some cases, even impossible. Furthermore, the danger of putting the cast and crew on the set together could have created a contagious situation where Covid could have been spread. Considering those two big difficulties we decided to wait, and to start production when the pandemic will be under control and international travel will be easier. This created a one-year window that gave us the opportunity to take care and realize another one of our projects that had been planned from some time; it was time to make the streaming channel Global Cinema Online a reality.

Everything went well, and we arrived to launch Global Cinema Online this past April. This pay-per-view streaming channel is available worldwide and, in keeping with our company’s brand, it offers viewers nonviolent visual content. The web address is http://www.globalcinema.online.

The primary source of our content is the Global Nonviolent Film Festival (in business for ten years), where we have direct access to films that don’t contain gratuitous violence and are rich in quality and topical importance. Global Cinema Online fills a void in the field of video streaming services and offers the public films that give them the opportunity to learn more and to open their mental horizon. From now on, every film selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will receive a proposal of worldwide distribution, with very favorable financial terms, through Global Cinema Online. We believe that our formula is right and that it makes for a win-win situation for all parties involved: the public, the filmmakers, and our company.

How do you think streaming will affect movie theaters?

 It is already a fact that streaming is taking a part of the theater audience. This is happening for several reasons: a lot of viewers prefer to watch a film in the privacy of their home, and they often do binge-watching, something that is not possible in the cinema. It is a new phenomenon that the movie industry has to acknowledge. It is also, however, another source of distribution and income for production companies and filmmakers that is to be regarded with much interest.

What kind of market do you see your new Global Cinema Online fitting into, with all the big streamers like Netflix and smaller streamers like IFC, Ovid, Criterion Channel, Sundance etc.?

We are not looking to fit in, we are looking to stand out! The concept of gratuitous sex and violence has always been part of a legend that these two elements are the most profitable in film production. It is just a legend because the numbers tell us that the films that make more money are films for the entire family, and sex and violence are just some sort of specialty elements.

When, just recently, Netflix showcased the film Cuties, that has sexual content that’s on the edge, more than 100,000 people left Netflix. They probably did so, also, because some of them did not want their kids to be exposed to this film in their households. This clearly tells us that there is a big necessity for the viewers to look for and find streaming channels that have the niche that they like. We believe that in every country there is a category of people who wish to see films without gratuitous violence.

How can Villagers who love movies find you on the internet, and how much does it cost?

It is simple, and our site is very user-friendly. Viewers from all over the world, without restrictions, can find us on the web at http://www.globalcinema.online. The site is accessible on all computers and mobile devices connected to the internet. In addition to the custom categories and genres, the films are organized by continent: European Cinema, North American Cinema, Asian Cinema, South American Cinema, African Cinema, and Australian Cinema. 

Our channel works on a pay-per-view basis where the viewers have the possibility to choose the films they want to watch and pay for them in either of two ways: renting a title will give them 24 hours time to watch it, while buying a title will give them an unlimited time to watch it as long as the film is on our channel. Right now, our prices range from $1.99 to $13.99.

The June 2021 issue of the magazine, available in print, can be read in its entirety by clicking on the following page (our article is available at page #45):

Global Cinema Online Is Live!

Global Cinema Online’s launch marks a historical moment in the field of video-streaming services.

HOLLYWOOD, USA, April 15, 2021 — Global Film Studio launches Global Cinema Online universally, the only pay-per-view streaming channel offering quality movies and documentaries that do not contain gratuitous violence. The service, announced by Co-founder and Chief Executive Daria Trifu, went live today.

“This movie channel, in keeping with our company’s brand, is here to bring to the world viewers nonviolent visual content for years to come. As a matter of fact, the primary source of our content is the Global Nonviolent Film Festival where we have direct access to films that don’t contain gratuitous violence, and are rich in quality and topical importance. Global Cinema Online fills a void in the field of video-streaming services, and offers to the public films that give them the possibility to learn more and to open their mental horizon. From now on, every film selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will receive worldwide distribution with very favorable financial terms through Global Cinema Online. I believe that our formula is right, and that it makes for a win-win situation for all parties involved: the public, the filmmakers, and our company”, says Daria Trifu.

Global Cinema Online

www.globalcinema.online

is accessible on all computers and mobile devices connected to the internet. There are no territory restrictions; the site is available in all countries of the world. The films are in the English language or with English subtitles.

The new way in which the channel is designed, makes for a very user friendly experience by allowing the viewers to select films by continent (e.g. European Cinema, North American Cinema, Asian Cinema) or by director, in addition to the customary categories by type of film and genre.

“I believe that Global Cinema Online is on the right path. The channel is born today and will grow in time because it gives something that the viewers want. There are older and very big streaming channels like Netflix, Hulu, Apple and Amazon out there, but they don’t exclude violence, as we do. I believe that a lot of people will love the movies we show, and that a lot of viewers will watch our films”, says Co-founder and Chairman Bruno Pischiutta.

CONTACT

Global Cinema Online

globalcinema@globalfilmstudio.com   

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The Making of Global Cinema Online: An Achievement to Be Proud Of

By Bruno Pischiutta

April 11, 2021

In my long life, I have been privileged and lucky to reach several achievements: some of my performances and movies got important awards and I had the opportunity to work often with excellent colleagues and artists. What I did in the film industry gave me great satisfactions; most of it was regarding the writing of screenplays, the making of films and film companies. Now, in this very bad period of pandemic, a time when it is almost impossible to produce films and have a normal working activity, I’ve been very lucky again for achieving something that, just a short time ago, was highly improbable: I am talking about Global Cinema Online, an OTT (Over The Top) media streaming channel that, for the first time changes ways and terms used in the film industry and gives some new and necessary choices to viewers and filmmakers everywhere.

Before analyzing certain aspects of Global Cinema Online, I wish to point out that my role in the making of this OTT streaming channel for films was a small one, in the same way that my role in creating the Global Nonviolent Film Festival – the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world – was a small one too: it is true that Daria Trifu and I had the idea to create the Festival and the Global Cinema Online streaming channel, but Daria is the real creator and operator of both these two divisions of our company. 

I’m the chairman of Global Film Studio and Daria is the president of the company. My principal jobs are deciding what products we put in production and the actors we contract with our Agency, as well as arranging the financing for the company. Besides that, I write most of the screenplays and I direct most of the films we make. Daria’s jobs are taking care of all what is necessary from the administrative point of view to run the company. She produces and executive produce most of our film products, designs, writes (most of the content), creates and publishes the annual arts, entertainment and business magazine DARIA! (Established in 2005), runs the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and now runs Global Cinema Online, this new OTT streaming pay-per-view channel for nonviolent films.

Since the Covid time started – in March of last year – and until today, I worked in film financing and in preparing our next productions; Daria worked on the making of Global Cinema Online, we both worked on DARIA! magazine, and on organizing and hosting the Festival that will celebrate its 10th annual edition from September 23 to October 3 this year. In this period, I was privileged to be able to follow, day by day, Daria’s difficult work in making the streaming channel, and to consult her on a continuous basis about the choices and decisions that were essential in bringing Global Cinema Online to reality. 

Global Cinema Online is user friendly and the films are organized by continent: European Cinema, North American Cinema, Asian Cinema, South American Cinema, African Cinema, and Australian Cinema.

I’m proud to announce that, beginning on April 15, the Global Cinema Online movie channel will go live at this link:

globalcinema.online

For the first time in the history of the world’s film industry, two facts become a reality:

  • It is common knowledge that many people, especially in Canada and in Europe, are viewing less and less films because the catalogs of the existing streaming services contain many films with gratuitous violence, low quality films and films that don’t provoke thought but just empty entertainment. Starting on April 15, English speaking viewers in all corners of the world will be able – for the first time – to choose films, documentaries, animation films, docudramas, TV series, music videos and films made by women from a catalog of high quality nonviolent products. As a matter of fact, these films were previously selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, they don’t contain gratuitous violence, and they have the quality and topical importance required at our Festival;
  • From now on, every film that will be selected at the Global Nonviolent Film Festival will be proposed worldwide distribution with very favorable financial terms trough our streaming pay-per-view channel Global Cinema Online.

I’m proud of the little role I played in making Global Cinema Online a reality, and we all should be very grateful to Daria Trifu for this achievement, because the two facts above are game changers.

The first fact betters the experience of the intelligent viewers who wish to see films that give them something from an emotional point of view, or that give them possibilities to know more and to open their mental horizon. 

The films shown on Global Cinema Online may have acts of violence, if they are essential to the plot. What we are against is the gratuitous violence in film, not because we believe that everybody who watches a violent film will commit some act of violence in real life, but we have to think that, when a violent film is seen by a multitude of people, there can be some individuals who are particularly influenceable and already on the edge. It is a known fact that, when a big TV Network airs a film about suicide, the number of real suicides increases. The same of what we think about violence we think about sensuality and scenes with sexual content. The films shown on Global Cinema Online can contain sensual scenes and can deal with a subject on the edge, but every scene in the film, every visual part should be necessary to the plot, nothing should be there for commercial purposes only.

The second fact is extremely new in the industry and a big help for the filmmakers; it makes it more simple for filmmakers to become universally recognized and financially independent. If their film is selected at our Festival – the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, it will receive a non-exclusive and profitable proposal of worldwide distribution through Global Cinema Online.

I believe that Global Cinema Online is on the right path in the present time. The channel will be born in few days and it will grow in time because it gives something that the viewers want. There are older and very big streaming channels like Netflix, Hulu, Apple and Amazon out there, but they don’t exclude violence, as we do. I believe that a lot of people will love the movies we show and a lot of viewers will watch our films. I’m proud of this; even if my role in the making of Global Cinema Online was small, I believe that the fact that I cooperated in bringing it live is one of the biggest achievement of my life.

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 created and developed numerous feature films in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, and 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®. He is the artistic consultant of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, that he founded in 2011 with Daria Trifu.

The Vision and Creation of the Global Nonviolent Film Festival

A Chapter from the Autobiographical Blog “The Last”

by Bruno Pischiutta

It happened long time ago, in 2010, on an early summer evening, at about 7:00 PM. 

Daria Trifu and I were having dinner in Brasov, Romania, at a restaurant located atop the Tampa Hill, the forested mountain at the center of Brasov, that offered us a great view of the beautiful medieval city. I was in town from a short time and I asked Daria if a good documentary about the city had ever been made. I also asked her if Brasov ever had an international film festival. The answer to both my questions was no. That is the moment when I decided to produce the documentary and to create the film festival.

That was then, and this is now.

A short time ago, I was watching the video of the Awards Presentation for the 2019 edition of the Festival and something happened: I realized how impressive and important it has become.

When we opened the Festival in 2012 it was like the realization of a crazy idea because there were +10,000 festivals in the world, and we were going to open another one in a little city in Romania.

On the 25 of February, 2011 I organized a dinner with some friends and colleagues in Brasov. I had the idea and wanted to present it to them. At the end of the dinner and after a few drinks, I told everyone about my intention to open the Brasov International Film Festival & Market that, in 2018, was renamed the Global Nonviolent Film Festival.

That night is when we decided to create a little Festival in a small Romanian city to exhibit NON-VIOLENT films. I took a napkin from the table, we put in writing our decision, and we all signed the bottom line. That napkin is now framed and on my wall.

After four successful yearly editions held in Brasov, in 2016 we took the Festival on-line where it now takes place exclusively. Another change came in 2018 when we renamed it the Global Nonviolent Film Festival. This is a Canadian festival that started in Romania and that is now taking place on-line for all the world viewers.

From being the last, after years of work and dedication, I am proud to say that the Festival is today one of the best globally and, surely the most important and renown nonviolent film festival in the world.

Since it takes place on-line, we are able to bring the best nonviolent films from all over the globe to the worldwide viewers to enjoy comfort the comfort of their surroundings.

From eight years, I get to watch hundreds of films that are submitted and, in this way, I get to be up to date with the reality of the world film industry and its new trends, and to discover the emerging filmmakers. I am very privileged: I get to be in close contact with hundreds of filmmakers and my work for the Festival is year-long. All of this gives me knowledge and the great feeling of being part of the history of film and, maybe, of being the maker of a small part of it.

Here are some facts and data about the Global Nonviolent Film Festival, and some reviews from filmmakers and participants:

For timely and more complete info about the Festival, visit:

www.nonviolentfilmfestival.com

Here are some pictures from the several editions of the Festival: