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Articles from April 2014

3D Naked Ambition
Dir: Lee Kung-lok. Hong Kong-Chiba. 2014. 106minsBrimming with colloquial Hong Kong humour and plenty of bare flesh, Lee Kung-lok's jolly romp through the Japanese AV (adult film) scene is slight yet entertaining fare, and likely to offend only the most...
Agents of Change
Agents have an increasingly important role in the film and TV industries. At a Screen-hosted roundtable, Wendy Mitchell and Andreas Wiseman asked some of the UK's key players how agenting is changing.Expert panelCharles Collier, Tavistock Wood(Alicia...
COLCOA Announces 2014 Line-Up
Claude Lelouch's We Love You, You Bastard to open Hollywood event.The Franco-American Cultural Fund (FACF) has announced the programme for the 18th Annual City Of Lights, City Of Angels (COLCOA) film festival, set to run from April 21-28.Tthe festival...
Constantin Retains German Crown
Constantin Film has been named by the German Federal Film Board (FFA) as the nation's top producer of German films for the ninth consecutive year in 2013 and the top distributor for the tenth consecutive year.The Munich-based producer-distributor was...
Jeremy Thomas: A Global Touch
Veteran producer Jeremy Thomas talks to Wendy Mitchell about the highlights of his 40-year career and looks excitedly to the future, ahead of a BFI Southbank retrospective.Today, it is a given that most producers have to work internationally across borders....
Metrodome Takes Five Features
EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome haul includes rom-com We'll Never Have Paris from Simon Helberg, star of The Big Bang Theory.Metrodome has finalised deals on five films for distribution in UK and Ireland, including a deal with K5 for Simon Helberg's directorial...
Mexico: 2014 Hot Picks
Buzz titles for 2014 from the rising stars of Mexico's film industry.The Beginning Of Time (El Comienzo Del Tiempo)Dir Bernardo ArellanoAntonio Perez Carbajal and Bertha Olivia Ramirez star in Bernardo Arellano's film as a couple in their 90s who peddle...
Mexico: Taking Off
Beyond Alfonso Cuaron's Oscar win, Mexico's growing film industry has much to celebrate, from a new wave of talent to steady box-office growth and smart global partnerships. Before Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron hoisted aloft this year's Academy Award,...
MIPTV: Transmedia's Transitions
As the digital-focused MIPTV champions a new age of storytelling this month, Melanie Goodfellow explores how TV drama and film producers are tentatively branching out into other platformsThe latest series of TV crime drama Sherlock may have finished...
Molinare: Making the Grade
Following its 2012 restructuring, post-production firm Molinare has a sharpened focus on high-end TV drama as well as feature film post work, and is readying itself for growth. Wendy Mitchell reportsMolinare, the film and TV post production firm, celebrated...
Mountain Men to Kick off in BC
EXCLUSIVE: Myriad Pictures announced (April 2) that production on the comedy-drama starring Chace Crawford and Tyler Labine will take begin on April 5 in Revelstoke, British Columbia. Cameron Labine wrote and will direct Mountain Men, about two brothers...
Nvizible Opens Studio in Belfast
VFX house behind Kick-Ass 2 working on upcoming sci fi project Robot Overlords.London visual effects firm Nvizible is to expand with the launch of Nvizible Belfast. As part of this expansion, former head of production Kris Wright has been promoted to...
Ritzy Staff Vote to Strike
BECTU members vote yes to strike action after pay dispute with Picturehouse cinema.Staff at London's Ritzy cinema have voted to strike over pay conditions following a ballot by union BECTU.The Ritzy's staff of 103 includes 77 BECTU members. A total of...
Sky Enters DVD Market
Sky reveals details of Buy & Keep service, including postal service, price-points.Sky is to send customers DVD copies of films they purchase digitally through its new Buy & Keep service, the extension of its digital rental service Sky Store.The...
Stephen Garrett to Leave Shine
Kudos co-founder and Shine Pictures executive chairman to step down after more than 20 years to "reinvent" himself.Stephen Garrett, Shine Pictures executive chairman and chairman of Kudos Film and TV, is to leave the company later this year to pursue...
The Quiet Ones
Dir: John Pogue. UK. 2014. 98minsA subtly chilling - and rather old-fashioned at heart - occult thriller, The Quiet Ones, the latest from reconstituted horror film factory Hammer Films is an impressively sustained tale of supernatural possession, and...
The Weinstein Company: Stirring Drama
As The Weinstein Company ramps up its drama productions and acquisitions, Andreas Wiseman talks to the executives behind the push.Moguls Harvey and Bob Weinstein have long been synonymous with prestige dramas of the big screen, such as The English Patient,...
Tribeca 2014: Discovery Channels
Tribeca Film Festival programmers Frédéric Boyer and Genna Terranova talk to Jeremy Kay about championing international and American gems.The balancing act that has historically defined so much of what the Tribeca Film Festival (April 16-27) stands for...
Tribeca 2014: Hot Picks
Previews of some anticipated world premieres, from Libyan rebels to killer beavers.1971 (US)Dir Johanna HamiltonHamilton's timely companion piece to the WikiLeaks and NSA debates recounts a break-in more than 40 years ago at the Pennsylvania FBI offices...
UK Film Finance: BFI Backs Joined-Up Approach
A new joint-venture scheme from the BFI aims to drive up investment in UK independent films by helping producers and distributors to share the risks and rewards of distribution.In a challenging UK market, producers and distributors should share more...
US Exhibition: The People's Choices
John Hazelton examines how US exhibitors are changing along with audiences, including offering an enhanced cinema experience with more varied optionsAs they gathered for the recent CinemaCon convention, US exhibitors and distributors had reason to celebrate,...
We Love You, You Bastard
Dir: Claude Lelouch. France. 2014. 124minsClaude Lelouch gives audiences their money's worth in We Love You, You Bastard (Salaud, on t'aime) his 44th feature as the reigning one man band of let-me-tell-you-a-story French cinema. His undiminished pleasure...
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