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Articles from April 2013

All Things to All Men
Dir/scr: George Isaac. UK. 2013. 88minsA slickly shot and nicely performed British crime film, All Things To All Men suffers from coming hard on the heels of other (and slightly bigger budgeted) London-set thrillers such as Welcome To The Punch and The...
Avengers 2 to Assemble in UK
EXCLUSIVE: The Avengers 2 is scheduled to shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014.Marvel's The Avengers 2 is due to begin shoot at Pinewood-Shepperton in early 2014, with production due to get underway later this year.Slated for a spring 2015 release...
Croods Defeats G.I. Joe in UK
Fox's 3D animation records second consecutive week as UK's number one, crossing £10m in the process; Paramount's G.I. Joe: Retaliation debuts to $4.2m (£2.8m), including previews.In spite of strong competition from G.I. Joe: Retaliation, The Croods retained...
CZ12 Wins Grand Prix at Okinawa
Jackie Chan's treasure-hunting hit CZ12 won the Uminchu Prize Grand Prix in the Laugh Category at the 5th Okinawa International Movie Festival (OIMF).Run on the themes of "Laugh and Peace", the festival boasted a jury headed by Hollywood filmmaker Joel...
Duane Hopkins Shooting Second Feature
George MacKay leads the cast of the character-driven thriller Bypass.Artist and filmmaker Duane Hopkins is now shooting his second feature, Bypass.For production details visitBypassThe film is shooting on location in the north of England for eight weeks....
Filmart: Film Adaptations Help Integrate Cultures
Indian investment banker-turned-novelist Chetan Bhagat said the Indian film industry is only recently becoming more active in adapting books for screen, but that shoudl grow as India's independent film production sector grows.He noted that in India,...
Gulf Fest Readies First Film Market
The 6th Gulf Film Festival (GFF) has announced it will screen 169 films later this month for free to the public and will host the inaugural Gulf Film Market.Features from 43 countries will be shown at Grand Cinemas in Dubai Festival City from April 11-17.The...
Hossein Amini
The screenwriter of Drive and Snow White And The Huntsman talks about his lengthy career in this excerpt from FilmCraft: Screenwriting.The following is an excerpt from Tim Grierson's Screenwriting, the latest in Ilex's FilmCraft series of books (more...
Laurence Fishburne Joins Khumba
South Africa's Triggerfish Animation announced the latest voice cast element on the follow-up to the hit Zambezia. Cinema Management Group handles international sales and Millennium Entertainment will release in the US this year.Fishburne joins previously...
Puttnam Calls for Online Monetization
Lord Puttnam has called on young filmmakers to pioneer the online monetization of movies - and used All the President's Men to defend new press regulation. Speaking to Screen at an event hosted by the University of Sunderland and The Royal Television...
Relativity Closes $115M Facility
Top brass announced they have closed a $115m five-year revolving credit facility led by OneWest Bank, Barclays and City National Bank. According to a press release, OneWest and Barclays intend to syndicate the facility to increase it to $300m over the...
Sheffield MeetMarket Draws Record Pitches
A record 612 projects have applied for MeetMarket, the two-day pitching forum at Sheffield Doc/Fest that is also hosting funding opportunities from the BFI, Channel 4, Wellcome Trust and others.The documentary festival, which runs from June 12-16, will...
Tokyo Plots Asian Focus
Incoming Tokyo International Film Festival director general Yasushi Shiina says he will keep Tokyo's green carpet theme, but that he is also looking for new initiatives and ways to improve the programme."I want to focus on Japanese films including animations....
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