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Articles from March 2012

All Eyes on the Netherlands
Ahead of its public opening, Geoffrey Macnab visits the EYE in Amsterdam and looks at how the museum and the EYE Film Institute can boost the Dutch film industryYou might think you were in a real-life version of Fritz Lang's Metropolis. When you arrive...
BBC, Directors UK Draw Up Bill of Rights for Directors
BBC and Directors UK draw up Creative Rights document for directors working on BBC-in house productions.The BBC and Directors UK have partnered to firm up the rights of directors working on BBC-in house productions.Details of the new partnership are...
British Film Commission to Recruit for New EVP of US Production
The British Film Commission will soon start recruiting for a successor to Andy Weltman, the former EVP of US production.Senior Executive Tara Halloran will continue to run the BFC's LA operations, alongside Senior Production Executive, Samantha Perahia,...
East-West Initiatives Launched between EU and Caucasus, and CIS Countries
The Stuttgart Animation Co-Production Forum and the Baltic Bridge East by West (B'EST) are two initiatives being launched this year to bring film professionals together from Eastern and Western Europe for collaboration on film projects.The Stuttgart...
Joffe's Singularity Administration Issues Addressed; Film to Be Launched in Autumn
Corsan chief-executive Paul Breuls has told ScreenDaily that Roland Joffé's big budget romantic time travel drama Singularity starring Josh Hartnett, Neve Campbell and Bipasha Basu will now be "positioned" for the autumn festivals.Small re-shoots are...
Kaleidoscope Strikes Deal with Signature Entertainment
Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment has struck a deal to handle physical and digital distribution in the UK and Ireland for Signature Entertainment's catalogue and new titles.Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope, said: "We are delighted to be teaming up...
Michael Lynton Named CEO of Sony Corporation of America
Nicole Seligman will become president, outgoing Sony Corp chairman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer and his successor Kazuo Hirai announced on Thursday (29).Lynton will oversee Sony's entertainment businesses encompassing Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE),...
Miramax Expands International Sales Team, Inks UKTV Deal
Mathilde Rottier gets promotion; Stuart Shaw, Astrid De Berardinis and Alexandra Tullberg join London office as sales directors; outfit inks first multi-title, linear deal in UK.Miramax today announced the expansion of its global sales team and a licensing...
Mirror Mirror
Dir: Tarsem Singh. US. 2012. 95minsThe first of this year's two big screen versions of the classic Snow White fairy tale is a stylish and witty live action fantasy that has the feel of a sassy animated feature. What Mirror Mirror doesn't have, unfortunately,...
Mixed Blessings
Dutch films have been booming in recent years, but public spending cuts are threatening future success. Screen examines the current state of Dutch production, including 10 hot films.Dutch production is remarkably buoyant, at least for now. With box office...
Schoeller's the Minister Awarded Best Film at the Athens 13th French-Speaking Film Festival
Tony Gatlif, Remi Besancon, Michel Reilhac, and Athina Rachel Tsangaris were present at the event.The Minister (L'Exercice de l'etat) by Pierre Schoeller was awarded best film at the 13th Athens French speaking film festival (FFF-March 21-28).17 Girls...
Svengali
Rock and roll comedy Svengali is the first feature to come out of Martin Root and Jonny Owen's new London based production company Root Films.Synopsis: A small town guy from the Welsh Valleys is thrown into the cutthroat world of the music industry when...
The Raven, the Cabin in the Woods to Bookend Brussels International Fantastic Fest
The Luc Besson-produced Lockout will receive its world premiere at the genre festival, which runs April 5-17.James McTeigue's thriller The Raven will open the 30th edition of the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) on April 5.This...
Tribeca's Triumph
Securing The Avengers for its closing night slot is a coup for Tribeca's organisers and an indication of the festival's growing status.There will be plenty of high fives going around Tribeca Film Festival headquarters after top brass secured The Avengers...
Werner Herzog
Werner Herzog discusses Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale of Life, working with US stars and future projects.Screen talked to Werner Herzog ahead of the UK theatrical release of his death row documentary Into the Abyss: A Tale of Death, A Tale...
Zombie 108
Dir/scr: Joe Chien. China. 2012. 87minsBilled as 'the first genre movie combining apocalypse and zombie in Chinese film history', the freewheelingly clumsy Zombie 108 may well deliver the expected blood and gore to keep horror fans happy, but it staggers...
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