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Articles from October 2014

Abu Dhabi Opener Proves Crowd-Pleaser
Pan Arab road movie From A to B proves a crowd-pleaser on opening night of Abu Dhabi Film Festival.Emirati film director Ali Mostafa's highly anticipated second film From A to B made for an upbeat opening night at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 23-Nov...
Abu Dhabi's Driving Force
Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 23-Nov 1) brings the best in world cinema to the region, while its Sanad fund has put local film-makers on the international stage.This year's Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) will enjoy the rare opportunity of opening with...
AFI FEST Unveils Tech Showcase
Top brass have announced the inaugural technology showcase State Of The Art - Innovation, Storytelling And Technology.The three-day event will take place from November 10-12 and features presentations by Weta Digital and Technicolor.Weta effects supervisor...
Angels of the Revolution
Dir: Aleksandr Fedorchenko. Russia. 2014. 112minsMany would place Aleksandro Fedorchenko's strange, lyrical 2010 road movie Silent Souls somewhere on the outer edge of the auteur spectrum. But it looks downright commercial compared to the three features...
Ben Wheatley to Direct Free Fire
Kill List and High-Rise director to tackle action film; Protagonist to introduce at AFM.Ben Wheatley is to write and direct action film Free Fire, which is being launched for pre-sales at AFM (Nov 5-12) by Protagonist Pictures.The $10m budget film -...
Cinema Business to Grow in Middle East
Empire CEO Mario Haddad and Gulf Films chief Selim El-Azar discuss distribution in the region at Abu Dhabi show business conference.Cinema audiences in Middle East, and especially the Gulf, are growing and set to get bigger in coming years, leading distributers...
Dad's Army First Look
The first images from comedy reboot Dad's Army have been released as well as fresh cast details.Universal Pictures, Screen Yorkshire and DJ Films have released the first images from British comedy reboot Dad's Army.The ensemble playing the Home Guard...
Falcon Swoops on Ibrahim El-Batout's El Ott
EXCLUSIVE: Film that premieres in competition at Abu Dhabi stars Egyptian actor Amr Waked as a gangster who challenges a child organ trafficker.Pan-Arab distributor Falcon Films has acquired Middle East and North Africa rights to Egyptian director Ibrahim...
Fyzz Facility Opens LA Office
UK producer-financiers The Fyzz Facility, run by producers Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, is to open an LA office this month.The co-funders, which provide development, bridging, senior debt, tax credit and GAP funding, have invested in 50 films...
Guardians to Continue Box Office Rise
China and Italy could help Marvel's sci-fi blockbuster hold the top slot.Guardians Of The Galaxy has stormed to $411.9m and is expected to get another boost as the Marvel Studios film continues its journey in China.Meanwhile, Dawn Of The Planet Of The...
James Franco's Zeroville Assembles Star Cast
EXCLUSIVE: Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell to star; Embankment to sell.London-based sales and finance outfit Embankment Films has boarded James Franco's comedy-drama Zeroville, which is now shooting in California, and is shaping up...
Maya the Bee Movie
Dir: Alexs Stadermann. Australia-Germany. 2014. 87minsMaya, a cheeky girl honeybee, was created in 1912 by German children's author Waldemar Bonsels. A century later, after a fondly remembered German television series in the late 1970s and a highly successful...
Screen Awards 2014 Winners
UPDATED (gallery/official winners book): The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2014 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.Scroll down for full list of winnersBrowse the Screen Awards book HEREGALLERY: Click here for...
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