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Articles from January 2014

eOne Announces $100M Acquisition Fund
Entertainment One Films International (eOne) today announced that it has established a $100 million acquisition fund to bolster the coffers of new president Harold van Lier and his team.According to the company, the division's new integrated financing...
French Cinema in Crisis
On the eve of this week's Rendez-Vous with French Cinema in Paris, Melanie Goodfellow examines why the French film industry looks set for a challenging 2014.Barely two years ago, the French cinema industry was riding high: record audiences, record exports...
Hong Kong Box Office Up 4% in 2013
Hong Kong's box office increased by just 4% in 2013, with Iron Man 3 heading the chart with a haul of $13.72m, according to local industry body the Motion Picture Industry Association (MPIA).In total, 310 films were released in Hong Kong during 2013,...
Hugh Jackman, Prisoners
Hugh Jackman took on darkest role yet for Prisoners' Keller Dover, he tells Jeremy Kay.It will not have gone unnoticed that for such a dark film, Prisoners owes much of its power to three celebrated artists who are renowned for being particularly nice...
IFFR Unveils Shorts Lineup
24 films will compete for three Canon Tiger awards for short films; programme will also include tributes to British film-maker Jodie Mack and Swiss film-maker and artist HannesSchüpbach.The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has unveiled the...
Jane Campion to Head Cannes Jury
The New Zealand director, producer and scriptwriter will preside over the jury of the 67th Festival de Cannes, set to run from May 14-25."Since I first went to Cannes with my short films in 1986 I have had the opportunity to see the festival from many...
Run Run Shaw Dies Aged 106
UPDATED: Sir Run Run Shaw, founder of Shaw Brothers Studios and a pioneer of early Chinese cinema and television, has died aged 106.Born in 1907, Shaw started his career working with his brothers at their jointly-owned Tianyi Film Company, later moving...
UK Film Industry: All White at the Top
The UK commercial film industry is painfully bereft of black, asian and ethnic minority executives. Why?A survey of the UK's leading film companies reveals a remarkably white workforce, particularly in the executive ranks.Screen drew up a list of more...
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