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Articles from November 2013

Eschbach's Indie Sales Expands Team and Slate
Former Le Pacte sales executive joins sales veteran's fledgling Paris-based sales company.Former Le Pacte sales executive Naomi Denamur has joined fledgling Paris-based Indie sales, where she will be in charge of international sales and acquisitions...
Film Hub London Appoints Experts
Panel to include representatives from Vue Entertainment, Picturehouse Cinemas and the BFI among others.Film London has announced the members of its Film Hub London Advisory Panel, who will devise aims and objectives to to better serve the capital's diverse...
George Sluizer, Dark Blood
The director talks about completing Dark Blood, which halted production following the death of lead actor River Phoenix.In 1993 director George Sluizer was in the midst of shooting Dark Blood when production came crashing to a halt after the film's star,...
K5 to Sell 'Big Bang Theory' Simon Helberg's Debut
K5 to begin sales of We'll Never Have Paris at AFM this week.We'll Never Have Paris, the directorial debut from The Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg, has been picked up by Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur's K5 International, which has acquired all international...
Nordic Film Fest Returning to London
Festival will take titles on tour to Edinbugh and Glasgow.The Nordic Film Festival is returning to London for its second edition (Nov 25-Dec 4), focussing on films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.The 15-title strong programme will include...
Pounding Heart Wins at DOK Leipzig
DOK Leipzig's Golden Dove for Best International Documentary went to the US, while Norway scored a hat-trick at the Nordic Film Days in Lübeck.The top award in Leipzig's International Documentary Competition went to Italian-born, US-based film-maker...
Project Involve Participants Announced
Film Independent has selected 30 filmmakers for its Project Involve dedicated to fostering the careers of talented filmmakers from communities traditionally underrepresented in the film industry.Producer Cathy Schulman, writer-director Billy Ray and...
Rome Reveals Business Street Details; Co-Pro Line-Up
A total of 24 co-production projects and sections devoted to China, digital and remakes help make up Rome's industry events.The 8th Rome Film Festival (Nov 8-17) has revealed details of its International Film Market ahead of its launch next week.Rome's...
Study - Elysium Tops Piracy List
A report out this week highlights the 100 films to attract the most piracy since they were presented at AFM 2012.The study by CEG TEK International, Top 100 Pirated Movies Of American Film Market (AFM), measured activity on the BitTorrent peer-to-peer...
Tai Chi to Kick off China-US Screening Series
The Motion Picture Association will host film-makers and representatives from the American and Chinese film industries in Los Angeles for the third China International Co-Production Film Screenings.Created in 2009 in partnership with China's State Administration...
Thor: The Dark World Tops UK Chart
Disney's latest Marvel outing records $13.8m (£8.65m) debut, including previews, to dominate the UK chart; Fox's Philomena posts Stephen Frears' best-ever UK opening at $2.4m (£1.5m).The ever-popular Marvel franchise shows no sign of audience fatigue...
Universal to Release Class of 92
Documentary about footballers including David Beckham to get UK theatrical release.The Class of 92, a documentary detailing the rise to stardom of six young Manchester United footballers including David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes,...
Weinstein Acquires Peaky Blinders
TWC takes US rights to British drama starring Cillian Murphy.The Weinstein Company (TWC) has acquired the television and SVOD distribution rights for the US to British drama series Peaky Blinders.The deal includes the first three seasons with an option...
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