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Articles from July 2014

Anna Friel Joins the Master Cleanse
The British actress has joined the Bron Studios and Gilbert Films fantasy-horror and replaces replaces Chloë Sevigny who had a scheduling conflict. Production commenced in Vancouver on July 11.Oliver Platt, Kyle Gallner and Kevin J O'Connor have also...
Creative Skills Fund Set for $63M Boost
Businesses from the creative sector are to plough $29m (£17m) into skills training, boosting the UK's total investment pot to $63m (£37m).Businesses from the creative sector, led by Channel 4 and Creative Skillset, have pledged to match the £16m fund...
Doc Conference to Examine Films on Filmmakers
Films on filmmakers will be at the heart of documentary conference entitled Cinema as a Rumour: in memory of Assi Dayan at the Jerusalem Film Festival on Wednesday.The annual conference, which is in its third year, is organised by the professional body...
Eran Riklis Talks Dancing Arabs
Eran Riklis -- one of Israel's foremost film-makers -- talks to Screen's Wendy Mitchell about his latest film Dancing Arabs, and his ambitions to connect with a global audienceFor director Eran Riklis, Dancing Arabs (which world premieres at the Jerusalem...
Fox out, Fosun Up at Bona Film Group
Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group is acquiring an additional 13.3% stake in Bona Film Group, while 21st Century Fox is divesting its stake in the Beijing-based studio.Following the transaction with Fosun, the Shanghai-based, Hong Kong-listed investment...
Gianfranco Rosi to Head Locarno Jury
Last year's Venice Golden Lion winner will head Locarno's main jury; Syrian director Ossama Mohammed will lead the Filmmakers of the Present competition jury.Locarno has confirmed the juries for its 67th edition.Italian director Gianfranco Rosi, who...
Israeli Filmmakers Call for Cease Fire
A group of Israeli filmmakers took a stand against the current political conflict today at an emotional press conference at the Jerusalem Film Festival.Filmmaker Keren Yedaya admitted she had thought of pulling her film from the festival before she spoke...
Lavie Unveils the Current Love of My Life
Zero Motivation director planning Brooklyn-set comedy.Talya Lavie, director of local box office hit Zero Motivation, is developing a comedy about an illegal Israeli immigrant musician in New York working a Hebrew teacher with a wealthy, Brooklyn, ultra-orthodox...
Odessa Honours Frears
UK director Stephen Frears has been awarded the Golden Duke Lifetime Achievement Award during the opening ceremony of the fifth edition of the Odessa International Film Festival (OIFF, July 11-19).The festival is dedicating an homage to British director...
Patrick's Day, Glassland Win at Galway
Terry McMahon's Patrick's Day and Gerard Barrett's Glassland have jointly picked up the Best Irish Feature Award at the Galway Film Fleadh, which closed last night (July 13).The annual awards ceremony took place before the screening of the festival's...
Pudsey the Dog: The Movie
Dir: Nick Moore. UK. 2014. 90minsA resolutely old-fashioned family film that will appeal to youngsters who like their mutts cute, cuddly and frisky, Pudsey The Dog: The Movie is very much in the great British tradition of mainstream fare aimed fair-and-square...
Transformers Tops UK Chart
Paramount's latest outing records year's biggest opening to date with non-final $20.1m (£11.74m); Universal's Boyhood scores strong $565,000 (£330,000) debut.As expected, Transformers: Age of Extinction has recorded the year's biggest opening to date...
TriCoast Worldwide Expands into UK
The US distribution and production company has formalised UK partnerships to distribute its titles across multiple platforms.The Movie Partnership, led by TriCoast UK Ltd's Michael Lee (pictured left) and Peter Dutton (pictured right), will handle all...
When Film Can't Be Business as Usual
The disturbing experience of attending a film festival in a conflict zone; and how filmmakers can get their voices heard politically.A few days ago, I sat at the Jerusalem Cinematheque watching Abderrahmane Sissako's powerful and disturbing Timbuktu.The...
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