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Articles from September 2013

'21 Ways' Producer Wins Finnish Award
Producer Riina Hyytiä named producer of the year at Finnish Film Week.At the closing gala of the Finnish Film Week (Sept 20-26), producer Riina Hyytiä was named Producer of the Year for Johanna Vuoksenmaa's divorce comedy 21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage (21...
Cuaron: Most 3D Films Are "Crap"
Gravity director talks 3D, Sandra Bullock's "astounding discipline" and why he may not be able to afford to make his dream movie.Gravity director Alfonso Cuaron has branded most 3D movies as "crap".Speaking at a press conference at the Zurich Film Festival,...
Encouraging the Entrepreneurial Spirit
The head of the NFTS producing department looks at the lessons learned in the new cross-sector creative entrepreneurship course.Last week's $1bn gross for the launch of the new Grand Theft Auto made front-page news, and marked another triumph for the...
Into the Woods Begins Shoot
First look at Meryl Steep as the Witch in the film based on the award-winning stage show; cast includes Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt and James Corden.Disney's Into the Woods began production last week, shooting in studio and on...
Metrodome Gets Miss Violence
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor takes Elle Driver's provocative, award-winning Venice drama.Metrodome has taken UK rights to Alexandros Avranas' Venice drama Miss Violence from Elle Driver.The unsettling Greek drama, about an abusive father's devious sexual,...
Runner Runner Races into 43 Territories
Sony releases Cloudy 2 day-and-date in three territories, as Planes lands in Denmark and Sweden among others.Ahead of its domestic bow on Oct 4, Fox Int'l releases Runner Runner in 43 international territories this weekend, including Australia, France,...
Telefónica Studios Unveils Global Plans
Spanish producer to make 25 feature films and TV series over the next three years.Spanish media giant Telefónica has unveiled global ambitions for production outfit Telefónica Studios.The brand will handle all the projects produced by the company, which...
UPDATE: Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award Submissions 2013
New entries from Argentina, Denmark, Lebanon, Lithuania and Peru.Submissions for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards are coming in and will continue until October, when the full list of eligible submissions will be revealed.Last...
Wounded
Dir. Fernando Franco. Spain. 2013. 98minsIn Wounded (La Herida), a young woman named Ana (Marian Alvarez) struggles with an at-times overwhelming mental illness as the people around her avoid confronting a problem they are all clearly aware of. This...
Wroclaw's US in Progress Titles Revealed
Six projects selected for this year's works-in-progress event targeted at US independent filmmakers and European buyers.Poland's US in Progress Wroclaw event has announced the six projects that will feature in its 2013 edition.The two-day works-in-progress...
Zurich Opens with Rush
Actor Daniel Bruhl, footballer Ronaldo, director Marc Forster and writer Peter Morgan were among those to walk the 'green carpet' for the Zurich Film Festival's opening film, Rush.The 9th Zurich Film Festival launched last night with the Ron Howard's...
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