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Articles from July 2012

22 Titles Selected for New Horizon's Polish Days
New films by Wajda, Folman, Zulawski are among the films to be presented at new industry initiative Polish Days in Wroclaw.The 12th T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival - set to take place in Wroc?aw, Poland (July 19-29) has unveiled the...
Asura, Chitrangada to Bookend Revived Osian's Cinefan
Japanese filmmaker Keiichi Sato's Asura, about a young boy abandoned following a natural disaster, will open this year's Osian's Cinefan (July 27-August 5), while Rituparno Ghosh's Chitrangada will close the ten-day event.Asura has been filmed using...
BECTU, PACT Negotiating Employment Reform amid Rising Tide of Crew Unrest
EXCLUSIVE: 100 UK hair and makeup artists join union BECTU after turbulent Les Miserables shoot, described by one as "the final straw"; 52 location managers band together.Film and TV union BECTU (Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre...
Hollywood A-List Directors Return to Indie Roots with Glasshouse Pictures
EXCLUSIVE: Mikael Håfström, the director currently in post on The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger for Summit, plans to direct low-budget comedy thriller Snitch Jacket next.Håfström, whose most recent release was New Line's...
Ice Age 4 Drifts Back into Top Spot at the UK Box Office; Magic Mike Thrusts into Third
Fox's 3D animation opens nationwide and pulls in $15.6m (£10.1m), including previews; Lionsgate's comedy drama opens impressively with $4.1m (£2.6m).With $8.2m (£5.3m) safely stored away from two weekends of nationwide previews, Ice Age: Continental...
James Purnell Unveils Future Plans as Producer
In his new guise as a film producer, former Labour Cabinet Minister (and one time Culture Secretary) James Purnell has revealed that he has several film projects as well as documentaries in development.Purnell, who left Parliament in June 2010, is now...
Screen Awards Shortlist Led by the Woman in Black Campaign
20th Century Fox leads distributors with 14 shortlist mentions, Momentum and Lionsgate have 10, Warner Bros are on 8.Screen International has unveiled the shortlist for its third annual Screen UK Marketing & Distribution Awards.Distributors leading...
Sofia, la Playa D.C. among Hot Titles at Colombia's BAM
The third edition of the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM) wrapped at weekend after presenting 56 Colombian projects in development and screening 13 films. Sofia And The Stubborn (Sofia Y El Terco, pictured), La Sirga and La Playa D.C. are among the titles...
Sundance Institute Unveils Creative Producing Participants, Bingham Ray Fellow
Eleven projects are selected for the creative producing labs, which run from Jul 30-Aug 3. The Fellows represent five projects from the feature film programme and six from the documentary film programme and fund.The Creative Producing Summit runs from...
The Dark Knight Rises
Dir: Christopher Nolan. US. 2012. 164minsStirring in its broad strokes but shakier in its handling of the nuances of character and story, The Dark Knight Rises doesn't lack for ambition or vision. Nonetheless, this final instalment in director Christopher...
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