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Articles from November 2014

Friends and Colleagues Remember Chris Collins
Colleagues including Elizabeth Karlsen, Adrian Wootton, Hugo Heppell and Amma Asante pay tribute to the late BFI Film Fund executiveI first met Chris at the Dinard FIlm Festival. I'd just watched Sarah Gavron's beautiful rendition of Brick Lane, which...
Frontières Returns to Brussels
Fantasia's co-production market to run for a second European edition from April 9-11 during the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.Frontières International Co-Production Market will return to Brussels in 2015.Established in 2012 at Montreal's...
Monumental to Adapt Caitlin Moran's Girl
EXCLUSIVE: The newly formed Monumental Pictures has signed on for the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran's bestseller How To Build A Girl.Alison Owen and Debra Hayward's new London-based production company Monumental Pictures is planning a big-screen...
My Mistress
Dir: Stephen Lance. Australia. 2013. 104minsThere's no lack of major talent working on Stephen Lance's debut feature. The young director of notable short films and music videos has recruited leading French actress/beauty Emmanuelle Béart to play the...
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?!
Dir/scr: Debbie Isitt. UK. 2014. 105minsChristmas comes early to unsuspecting British cinema screens with the release of festive family sequel Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?!, a freewheelingly silly comedy romp aimed fair-and-square at young ones...
Set Report: Urban Hymn
From the London set of Urban Hymn, Adam Woodard talks to writer Nick Moorcroft and director Michael Caton-Jones about the drama.You enter the old iron gates of a facility that once used to be a prison, POW camp and mental health facility and immediately...
Snow Queen Heads to Asia, Lat Am
Russia's Wizart secures new territory deals at AFM in Asia and Latin America.Russian studio Wizart Animationhas closed a raft of fresh deals during the American Film Market.Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic has acquired The Snow Queen and...
Sundance Selects Takes Zentropa Trio
North American rights acquired for three thrillers in the Department Q series.US distributor Sundance Selects has picked up North American rights for three Zentropa-produced thrillers: The Keeper Of Lost Causes, The Absent One and A Conspiracy Of Faith.The...
The Gambler
Dir: Rupert Wyatt. US. 2014. 110minsTone trumps all in The Gambler, an exercise in studied cool that's commendably idiosyncratic, although ultimately not to any great effect. Chronicling a week in the life of a gambling addict whose mounting debts may...
Three Things Every Documentary-Maker Needs to Remember
Filmmaker Col Spector offers advice including remembering to entertain the audience.1. There's no harm in entertaining an audienceMichael Moore recently wrote an article encouraging documentary film-makers to be more entertaining. Some of my documentary-making...
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