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Articles from September 2012

Academy Switches Nominations Date in Front of Globes
Nominations will now be unveiled on Jan 10 2013 - five days earlier than previously announced and - crucially - three days before the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) 70th annual Golden Globes.The Academy issued an announcement on Tuesday...
Austrian Director Stefan Ruzowitzky Returns to Subject of the Holocaust
Documentary project, now shooting, is based on Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men.Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky, who received the Foreign Language Oscar in 2008 for The Counterfeiters, has returned to the subject of the Holocaust for his first...
Constantin, Nordisk among DreamWorks Output Partners
The studio and its new strategic partner Mister Smith pulled back the curtain on more of their international distribution strategy on Monday (17) after signing a number of multi-year deals in Toronto.Nordisk Film will release all DreamWorks films in...
Czech Republic Submits in the Shadow for Oscar Race
David Ondricek directs the 1950s-set crime drama.The Czech Film and Television Academy has put forward In The Shadow by David Ondricek. The film is a crime drama set against dramatic events in the 1950s. Marek Epstein wrote the original screenplay.Producers...
Dubai Festival Works with Arab British Centre, ICA on Middle Eastern Showcase
The Arab British Centre and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) are collaborating to create a showcase that raises awareness of the diversity andvibrancy of Middle Eastern film.The Arab British Centre is collaborating with ICA and Dubai International...
eOne Films Int'l Sells F Word, Song for Marion
The F Word stars Daniel Radcliffe while Song For Marion received its world premiere when it closed the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend.Rights to The F Word, a comedy about opposite-sex friends directed by Mike Dowse and produced by David...
Inside Pictures Announces 16 Selected for LA Trip
The European film industry business training programme has brought over the producers and executives for a series of meetings with senior Hollywood executives that runs from Sept 17-21.The 16 are: Alan Maher (Ireland), production executive, Irish Film...
Intouchables Is France's Foreign Language Oscar Submission
Film recently overtook Amélie as most seen French-language film at international box office.Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's comedy Intouchables has been selected as France's Foreign Language Oscar submission.A selection committee overseen by France's...
Slated Unveils Roster of Strategic Alliances
The online private marketplace for film financing and dealmaking has struck a slew of partnerships with a range of companies involved on every step of the film-making process.The move is a victory for social technology and comes hot on the heels of the...
Soda Goes for UK Ride with Wadjda
EXCLUSIVE: Soda Pictures strikes deal with The Match Factory for Haifaa Al-Mansour's Venice buzzer.Soda Pictures has picked up UK and Ireland rights to Haifaa Al-Mansour's well-received debut Wadjda from The Match Factory.The much-talked about drama,...
Starry Starry Night
Dir: Tom Shu-Yu Lin. China-Taiwan. 2012. 98minsAn imaginative, emotionally resonant coming-of-age story about two young kindred spirits who seek solace in one another, writer-director Tom Shu-Yu Lin's adaptation of Taiwanese author Jimmy Liao's bestselling...
Winners of BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum's Initiative Announced
Initiative sought to find UK's most promising comedy writers.BAFTA have announced the winners of a nationwide search to find the UK's most promising comedy television writers, an initiative of BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, the Academy's flagship...
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