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Articles from October 2014

AFPF Mulls Asian Cinema Portal
Policy-makers, film commissioners and producers at this year's Asian Film Policy Forum (Oct 6-7) discussed plans to launch an Asian cinema portal, possibly as an educational initiative to widen the audience for Asian films.Still at the conceptual stage,...
Agile Launches New Development Initiative
Screenwriters will write micro-budget ideas for director Max Myers.Shoreditch-based production company Agile Films has launched Agile/INCUBATE, an intensive micro-budget script development scheme aimed at emerging screenwriters.The initiative aims to...
Antonio Banderas Begins Altamira Shoot
First image released of period drama from Chariots of Fire director Hugh Hudson.Principal photography has begun on period drama Altamira, directed by Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire, Greystoke) and starring Antonio Banderas.Production will take place on...
Buzzfeed Co-Founder Urges Creatives to Embrace Data
Buzzfeed's John S. Johnson kicks off Power to the Pixel Cross Media ForumBuzzfeed co-founder John S. Johnson urged filmmakers and other creatives to embrace data and optimization when developing their projects in a keynote at the Power to the Pixel Cross...
Clare Stewart, London Film Festival
Clare Stewart, director of BFI London Film Festival, tells Michael Rosser that a revamped programming approach is paying off.Scroll down for rising talent selectionAfter two years of change at BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19), director Clare Stewart...
Disney Animator Glen Keane Gives NFTS Masterclass
Animation supervisor on The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast shares experiences.Disney character designer and animation supervisor Glen Keane gave a Screen Arts lecture to a packed audience of NFTS students.After screening his new animation...
eOne Restructures London TV Sales Arm
The Walking Dead distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has restructured its London-based sales division to merge its TV and film arms.Charlotte Thorp, head of television sales and business development, will oversee all UK sales to traditional broadcasters...
Headline Pictures Reveals TV Slate
London-based Headline Pictures, the outfit behind Quartet and The Invisible Woman, has revealed further details of its slate of high end TV dramas. One of the company's long gestating projects, Philip K Dick adaptation The Man In The High Castle, is...
Kim Dong-Ho Busy in His "Retirement"
Supposedly retired, former BIFF director Kim Dong-ho still works with the festival, heads a presidential committee and is running a cinematic graduate school at Dankook University.As we got on the elevator at the Grand Hotel the other day, a Busan film...
New HBF+Europe Fund Launches
EXCLUSIVE: IFFR's Hubert Bals Fund expands funding programme with HBF+Europe.The Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has established a new international co-production programme named HBF+Europe.The programme will provide...
Obra
Dir: Gregorio Graziosi. Brazil. 2014. 80minsA beautifully sustained black-and-white film that is clearly driven by design, images and ideas rather than story and dialogue, Gregorio Graziosi's slow-moving story of a troubled architect is a deliberately...
SANAD Backs Nine Projects
Abu Dhabi Film Festival's development and post-production fund awards $500,000 per year.SANAD, the Development and Post-Production Fund of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF), has revealed the nine projects by Arab filmmakers that have been awarded in...
Screenwriter Guy Hibbert Gives NFTS Masterclass
Award-winning screenwriter's latest work is drone drama Eye in the Sky, set to star Aaron Paul and Helen Mirren.Guy Hibbert, one of the leading political screenwriter working today, has given a Screen Arts Masterclass to an audience of NFTS students.Following...
Sokurov Aiming for Cannes with Louvre Film
Russian Ark director hopes to take Francofonia, Louvre Under German Occupation to the next Cannes Film Festival.Russian director Alexander Sokurov hopes to premiere his latest feature project Francofonia, Louvre Under German Occupation at Cannes next...
Stephen Frears to Receive BFI Fellowship
Director of The Queen, Philomena and the upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic to receive honour at BFI London Film Festival.British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship on Oct 18, ahead of the close of the 58th BFI London Film Festival.The...
Taksu
Dir: Kiki Sugino. Japan-Indonesia-Thailand-US. 2014. 97minsAn elegant and wistful drama that makes intriguing sidetrips into intense sensuality, Korean-Japanese actress/director Kiki Sugino's film Taksu, which had its world premiere at the Busan International...
Universal Exec to Give Event Cinema Keynote
Universal's screenings of Billy Elliot the Musical - Live became event cinema's first number one at the UK box office last month.Niels Swinkels, MD of UK & Ireland at Universal Pictures is to give the keynote speach at the ECA Conference on Oct 16,...
White Light, VS Launch Regional Film Fund
Thai production service and equipment company VS Service and post-production house White Light are launching Open SEA Fund, Southeast Asia's first regional film fund.The new fund for Southeast Asian filmmakers will start out by supporting two feature...
Woo Ming Jin, the Second Life of Thieves
Malaysian director Woo Ming Jin is in Busan to present his film The Second Life Of Thieves, which is making its world premiere in the Window on Asian Cinema section.This is his fourth trip to Busan with a film. His debut feature Monday Morning Glory...
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