Merry Christmas to you all and thank you

I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope you will enjoy the last few days of this year with your family and friends.

It has been a tremendously difficult year for many, and despite the adversity the world has faced, people have come together from all cultures to help each other in tough times.

From the Disaster in Haiti in January to the floods in Pakistan, we all inhabit the same planet and share it. When we face obstacles, communities come together to fix a problem and bring people back from the brink. This very idea provides a roof for those stranded with nowhere else to go, or a message that brings hope and drive to others who are just trying to get to where they want to go.

After some significant steps this year to improve FIN as an online community and news portal, people from across the industry have been able to learn from each other s success, journeys, and personal stories. In 2010, we announced more than $1 million in cash prizes, special competitions, behind the scenes features and breaking news stories.

I have personally received success stories of people featured on our network who received cinema distribution deals, agents, new film deals and more. You the community are feeling real change, but it is also your knowledge that you share with others that make people so much better off.

I hope I can continue to develop FIN with our global team to make the Film Industry Network our place to come together and make it better for everyone. At the end of the day, what can be more relevant than a group of people that share the same passion and have the power right now to make a difference?

Have a very merry Christmas and catch you in 2011!

Your friend

Iain A

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