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Articles from April 2014

Almost Married
Dir/scr: Ben Cookson. UK. 2014. 97minsThere is something rather safe about using that old gambit of an upcoming wedding as the backdrop for yet another low-budget comedy. Writer/director Ben Cookson's rather undercooked blokey rom-com has occasional...
Baltasar Kormakur to Direct Trapped
LA and Paris-based Dynamic Television heads to MIPTV with a 10-part crime series to be directed by the Icelandic filmmaker.Kormakur and RVK Studios will start production this autumn in Iceland. Kormakur will direct and produces with RVK's Magnus Vidar...
Be My Baby
Dir: Hitoshi One. Japan. 2014. 138minsThis slow-burn Japanese drama follows the interweaving and intertwined love affairs and passions of nine twentysomethings, slowing unveiling the complexities of their feelings and their relationships. While slightly...
Bunny Game Director Prepares Western
Adam Rehmeier, director of controversial feature The Bunny Game, is preparing to shoot a "hardcore" Western with the exec producer of Robert Redford's The Company You Keep.Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures (The Company You Keep) has teamed with UK...
Captain America Opens Big in China
Disney and Marvel Studios' Captain America: The Winter Soldier topped the China box office during the week March 31-April 6, grossing $36.23m after just three days.DreamWorks Animation's Mr Peabody & Sherman came in second, according to figures from...
Cate Blanchett, Susanne Bier Circle Sutton Hoo Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Cate Blanchett is in talks to star in The Dig, a drama about one of Britain's most famous archaeological finds - the Sutton Hoo burial grounds.Oscar-winning Danish director Susanne Bier is attached to direct the feature, which is written by...
Edinburgh Updates Film Charter
Scottish capital takes new steps in a bid to boost production.The City of Edinburgh Council has approved a new film charter that aims to increase clarity with a more simplified process for filmmakers considering the Scottish capital as a potential location...
Elstree Unearths Snow from the Shining
Clearance work at Elstree Studios finds fake snow from the horror classic.Work to reclaim land at Elstree Studios is nearing completion and contractors have found unusual things buried on the site - but no sign of the Millennium Falcon, which was rumoured...
IMAX Sells 20pc Stake in China Business
The $80m sale of the stake in Imax Corporation's Greater China business to investment fund CMC Capital Partners (CMC) and private equity firm FountainVest Partners (FountainVest) values the company at $400m in the eyes of the investors.The investors...
Macondo, Tale of Iya Take HKIFF Prizes
Sudabeh Mortezai's Macondo won the Firebird Award in the Young Cinema Competition of this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), while Tetsuichiro Tsuta's The Tale Of Iya took the Jury Prize.The jury praised Macondo, an Austrian drama...
MIPTV Round-Up: Day 1
As the television market kicked off in Cannes, actress Kim Cattrall, director Hugo Blick and crime-writer Michael Connelly were among those hitting the Croisette to promote their upcoming shows.CONFERENCESKim Cattrall on Sensitive SkinActress Kim Cattrall...
MIPTV Round-Up: Day 2
US producer and writer Frank Sponitz hits Croisette with multiple announcements. YouTube head of Entertainment Alex Carloss examines platform's pulling power.Old and New Media were out in force at MIPTV on Tuesday (8) as veteran producers and writers...
Over 200 to Attend Frontières
First edition in Brussels of Fantasia's international co-production market runs April 10-12.Over 200 participants are set to attend the first edition in Brussels of the Frontières International Co-Production Market.For the first European edition of the...
Pablo Trapero to Head Cannes' Un Certain Regard Jury
Argentinean director of Carancho and White Elephant to preside over the jury for Un Certain Regard.Pablo Trapero, the Argentinean scriptwriter, producer and director of Carancho and White Elephant, will preside over the jury for Un Certain Regard at...
Poseidon Rex
Dir: Mark L Lester. US. 2013. 76minsA monster from the ocean depths up against a bikini-clad scientist! Poseidon Rex may well lack budget, effects and even much of a script, but for fans of cheesy B-movie creature features (such as gems like Sharkzilla...
R&C Boards 'Explicit Sex' Project
Berlin-based sales outfit Raspberry&Cream (R&C) is partnering with Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion to co-produce Like Cattle Towards Glow, which aims to achieve a new way of portraying sex on screen.The film, which will begin shooting in Paris...
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