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Articles from March 2014

300 Sequel Battles Speed
300: Rise Of An Empire is expected to still be the one to beat heading into its second session, although it can expect a spirited challenge from DreamWorks' Need For Speed.The action film is up to $115m through Warner Bros Pictures International (WBPI)...
Animals
Dir: Collin Schiffli. US. 2014. 85minsA bleak and often grim story of how two smart young middle-class lovers descend into a world of drug addiction and criminality, Colin Schiffli's Animals is a smart but tough tale. Sad and grim, it charts a familiar...
Auto Enrolment - an Issue That Cannot Be Ignored
Auto enrolment into a pension scheme create particular issues for the film industry. Under legislation recently introduced by the government, the majority of individuals working in the UK will need to be automatically placed into a pension scheme and...
Before I Disappear
Dir/scr: Shawn Christensen. US. 2014. 95minsWriter/director/star Shawn Christensen's extended version of his 2012 Oscar-winning short film Curfew is a stylish and beautifully shot adaptation, strong on performance and a nicely nuanced script, but in...
Chinn Cousins Switch on Lightbox
With two Oscars under his belt for Man On Wire and Searching For Sugar Man, Simon Chinn has, in his own words, had a "good run" at producing theatrical feature documentaries for his London-based production company Red Box Films.But now Chinn is branching...
Festival Chiefs Back Ukrainian Colleagues
EXCLUSIVE: Call for directors, producers and sales agents to give their films for free to festivals in troubled Ukraine.Cannes' Thierry Fremaux, the Berlinale's Christoph Terhechte and Venice chief Alberto Barbera are among 92 people working at 60 festivals...
Fortissimo, Fox Team on Another Me
Fortissimo Films will work with Fox International Productions (FIP) to oversee sales of select international rights on Isabel Coixet's Another Me.Also written by Coixet, the film was produced by FIP, Rainy Day Films and Tornasol Films. It premiered in...
House of Cards Hits French Screens. Finally
French viewers were finally given the chance to watch the return of political thriller starring Kevin Spacey - after virtually every other key territory on the map.Season two of Netflix's House of Cards debuted in France last night (Mar 13), nearly a...
Kaleidoscope Acquires on Angel Wings
Distributor picks up worldwide rights to animation backed on the book by War Horse author Michael Morpurgo.Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has secured worldwide rights (excluding UK TV) to On Angel Wings, an animation based on the book by War Horse author...
Leave the World Behind
Dir: Christian Larson. UK. 2014. 93minsThe 'farewell tour' movie has been well-mined over the years, but Christian Larson's rather beautiful, emotionally striking and often up-lifting Leave The World behind is a real delight as it charts the 2012 farewell...
Rentrak Readies India Service Launch
International box office measuring agency Rentrak Corp has started processing test data from Indian multiplexes as it gears up to launch box office tracking in the territory."Our goal is to capture as much data in India as we do in other territories...
Scotland Identifies Studio Opportunities
A long-awaited feasibility report commissioned by Scottish Enterprise has identified "a clear opportunity for a film and TV studio facility in Scotland" and pinpointed a £15m 'Foundation Studio' as "the strongest" of five options.The report, carried...
Scottish Film Industry Facing Key Challenges
Local producers lobby government for funding while Creative Scotland struggles to attract film director.A string of missteps have left the Scottish film industry facing significant challenges, according to leading industry and politicians.Despite generating...
Soda Acquires Tragic Cyclist Doc
Soda Pictures secure UK theatrical distribution rights to the tragic story of the infamous Italian athlete.Documentary Pantani: The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist has been snapped up by Soda Pictures for UK theatrical distribution.The feature doc tells...
Trejo, Barton, Madsen Join Hope Lost
Micha Barton to play a Romanian forced into prostitution in a crime thriller from burgeoning producer AMBI Pictures.AMBI Pictures, the film development, finance and production company owned and run by Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, has announced...
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