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Articles from July 2011

Anna Higgs Joins Film4 in New Digital Role
Higgs, also a producer and former Screen Star of Tomorrow, starts the new post in September.Film4 has appointed producer Anna Higgs as a new commissioning editor to oversee the newly announced digital initiative, Film4.0.Higgs, who is a former Screen...
Cate Shortland's Lore Backed by Germany's DFFF
Australian director's WWII drama latest international co-production to benefit from DFFF incentive this year.Australian director Cate Shortland's new feature film Lore has joined the list of co-productions supported by more than [euro]11m from Germany's...
Crazy, Stupid, Love
Dir: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa. US. 2011. 118minsThe complexities of the heart are given a dispiritingly glib once-over in Crazy, Stupid, Love., a comedy-drama that pretends to be a honest look at relationships when it's really just burdened with...
French Directors Guild Appoints Edouard Waintrop as New Head of Directors' Fortnight
The French Directors Guild has appointed Edouard Waintrop as the new artistic director of Cannes Directors' Fortnight, replacing Frédéric Boyer who was removed from the position last month."The board of the Société des Réalisateurs (SRF) has just named...
Gallardo, Eastman Sign on to Executive Produce Chee's Zombie Apocalypse
Carlos Gallardo, producer of El Mariachi and Once Upon A Time In Mexico, and Kevin Eastman, co-creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and owner of Heavy Metal Publishing, have signed on as executive producers of Zombie Apocalypse (working title).Chee...
Hot Projects on Screenbase
In France Samuel Rondière is gearing up to shoot La Braconne, and Manoel de Oliveira's is preparing Gebo And The Shadow; while in the UK Danny Donnelly's Payback Season has started production.Christophe Lambert has been confirmed to star in Samuel Rondière's...
HP7 Pt 2 at $425M Overseas; Franchise Crosses $7Bn
The thunderous performance of the Warner Bros fantasy finale puts it at $640.2m globally to ensure the biggest franshise in Hollywood history has crossed $7bn.Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2's $214.9m North American tally also means the...
Norway First Country to Go Fully Digital with All Cinemas
Norway will no longer distribute 35mm prints as country's 420 screens all go digital.Norway have becomes the world`s first country with only digital cinema technology, according to Norwegian cinema association Film & Kino, which has overseen the...
Optimum Confirms New Malick Film, Cianfrance's Pines among 2012 Slate
Other 2012 releases to include Casa De Mi Padre, Nigel Cole's All In Good Time and Vehicle 19 starring Paul Walker.UK distributor Optimum Releasing has confirmed a slew of titles in its 2012 release slate, including Cannes market hot seller The Place...
Picture Production Company Opens LA Office, Appoints Ben Coplon
Creative production and marketing outfit PPC appoints Coplon Head of Client Services, USInternational marketing and creative production outfit PPC (Picture Production Company), headed by Icon Chair Stewart Till, has appointed former Miramax employee...
Special Relationship
UK marketing outfit FIVE33 has been making waves on both sides of the Atlantic. CEO Emily Castel talks about the company's global ambitions.UK transmedia agency Five33 is a great example of a UK company making it big on the other side of the pond.The...
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