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Articles from April 2012

Beware Cannes Scams - Redux
Those emails offering amazing Cannes accommodation deals might look authentic and persuasive, but pause before replying. Crooked operators are still busily ripping off festival and market guests in 2012.I am sure I am not alone in receiving countless...
Cannes' 65th Edition Has Strong American Flavour
Thierry Fremaux says he will announce two to three more titles in coming weeks.The Cannes Film Festival unveiled an eclectic Official Selection on Thursday, combining American indie fare with the latest films from Cannes stalwarts such as Michael Haneke...
Cannes Announces Un Certain Regard, Special Screenings
Among those selected were China's Lou Ye, Canada's Xavier Dolan and Argentina's Pablo Trapero as well as the Cuban portmanteau 7 Days In Havana, one segment of which is directed by Trapero.17 films were named in the Un Certain Regard sidebar of the Cannes...
Cannes Competition Line Up Unveiled in Paris
Strong showing for US independents with Lee Daniels, Jeff Nichols, Andrew Dominik and John Hillcoat in competition alongside Cannes stalwarts like Haneke, Cronenberg, Reygadas, Loach.The Cannes Film Festival unveiled its Official Selection on Thursday...
Constantin Acquires Rights to Fantasy Saga the Iron Trial
The deal with authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black for the unpublished series follows the adventures of 12-year-old Callum Hunt and his interaction with magicians. The Iron Trail is the first in the series.Scholastic acquired North American publishing...
Donald Rice
The writer-director talks about his Tribeca-bound feature directorial debut, Cheerful Weather For The Wedding.Donald Rice makes his feature directorial debut with Cheerful Weather For The Wedding, a 1930s set drama starring Felicity Jones, Luke Treadaway...
French Presidential Candidates Woo Cinema World
France goes to the polls this Sunday for the first round of presidential elections. In a campaign dominated by the economy,immigration and unemployment, candidates have also found time to court the cinema world too.In May 1968, Claude Lelouch, together...
Joni Sighvatsson's Palomar Options the Immortal Rules and Rest of Series
Joni Sighvatsson's production company Palomar Pictures has optioned Blood of Eden, the new series from bestselling young adult author Julie Kagawa.The first book in the series, The Immortal Rules, will be published by Harlequin Teen on April 24.The first...
Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio Reunite on Wolf
Red Granite has confirmed the pair will team up on the $85m-plus The Wolf Of Wall Street, their fifth collaboration after The Departed, Shutter Island, The Aviator and Gangs Of New York.Re Granite owns rights to Jordan Belfort's bestselling memoir and...
Odeon to Complete Digital Projector Overhaul with NEC Display Solutions
Odeon UCI to upgrade all of its 2,100 screens in its 231 cinemas with NEC projectors.Europe's largest cinema operator Odeon UCI is to upgrade all of its 2,100 screens in its 231 cinemas across the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy and Portugal...
Paul Webster
The veteran UK producer talks about Salmon Fishing In The Yemen's audience appeal; Jason Statham's new side in Hummingbird; and Joe Wright's inventive take on Anna Karenina.Producer Paul Webster has certainly tackled a range of topics for his latest...
Showbox, Huayi Brothers Join Forces for Mr. Go 3D
Korea's Showbox/Mediaplex has entered into an investment and distribution partnership with Chinese studio Huayi Brothers for its upcoming sports action drama Mr. Go 3D.Huayi Brothers has agreed to invest $5m into the film, which is guaranteed a 5,000-screen...
The Five-Year Engagement
Dir: Nicholas Stoller. US. 2012. 124minsThe wedding comedy has long been a Hollywood staple, with Bridesmaids proving (if proof were really needed) that the whole engagement/wedding dress/family getogether routine can still be mined to good effect. But...
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