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Articles from January 2012

Academy Unveils Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards
Twenty-eight individuals will take to the stage to receive the awards at the annual Scientific and Technical Awards presentation at the Beverly Wilshire on February 11, 2012.The Academy Awards for scientific and technical achievements are:Technical Achievement...
Chinese Box Office Up by 30% in 2011
The Chinese box office total gross reached $2.06bn (RMB13 billion) in 2011, up around 30% from 2010. Compared to the 61% growth rate in 2010, the 2011 growth shows some slowdown.The boom of cinema development as well as the large number of 3D releases...
Faces in the Crowd
Dir: Julien Magnat. US-Fr-Can. 2011. 98minsAn enthusiastic performance by Milla Jovovich gives by-the-numbers thriller Faces In The Crowd a veneer of respectability that it doesn't really deserve. Inadvertently funny and as generic as humanly possible,...
Film Agency for Wales Awards [Pounds]250,000 Development Funding
23 projects have received development funding over the last year.The Film Agency for Wales has invested £250,000 of development funding in 23 projects over the last year, bringing the total number of projects in development on the agency's slate to 85.Projects...
Foundation for Jewish Culture Backs Six Documentaries
The New York-based organisation grants finishing funds to six projects, selected from 80 applications.The New York-based Foundation For Jewish Culture has granted finishing funds ranging between $12,000 and $40,000 to six documentaries. The funds are...
Gary Oldman
To play the disenchanted spy hunter at the centre of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Gary Oldman went back to the classic novel and used its author, John le Carré, as a template. "It was a rare occasion," Gary Oldman says of the way he landed the role of...
Greenberg Fund Backs New Projects Including Sarah Polley's Alias Grace
Canada-based Astral's Harold Greenberg Fund English-Language Program has announced its latest Script Development Program grants for 29 projects.They include Sarah Polley's adaptation of Margaret Atwood's award-winning Alias Grace, about a 19th century...
It's a Zoo around Here
Animals take their place on the red carpet this year.UggieWhen Michel Hazanavicius was interviewed on BBC Breakfast a few weeks back, he seemed to get annoyed at the number of questions about Uggie, the canine co-star of awards contender The Artist....
Molinare to Shift Focus Away from Equity Post Deals
EXCLUSIVE: London-based post-production outfit Molinare has revealed that its long term strategy will be based primarily around attracting productions through the quality of its work, as opposed to being required to make equity investments. The decision...
Private View in Paris
New films from Tony Gatlif, Lucas Belvaux and actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent will be unveiled for the first time at the Rendez-vous with French film in Paris.The 2012 film market calendar kicks off on January 11, with Unifrance's annual Rendez-vous...
Steven Zaillian
A-list screenwriter and a film-maker in his own right, Zaillian tells Screen how he adapted Stieg Larsson's epic novel The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo into the pacy Sony Pictures movie.Steven Zaillian had not read Stieg Larsson's hit crime novel The...
The Liability
Producer Richard Johns and director Craig Viveiros talk about shooting North East based road trip thriller The Liability starring Tim Roth and Peter Mullan.Synopsis: When 19-year-old Adam (Jack O'Connell) agrees to do a day's driving for his mum's crime...
The Pope's European Tour
One film, 15 different campaigns across Europe. At the Les Arcs Co-production Village in December, several distributors revealed their release strategies for Habemus Papam. Wendy Mitchell reportsMuch as the Pope himself gets different responses when...
Venice's Latest Renaissance
Outgoing festival director Marco Mueller returned Venice to its former glory by focusing on the movies. Incoming Alberto Barbera has been charged with creating a market infrastructure. But does Venice need it?The political firestorm that led to the departure...
WGA Announces 2012 Screenplay Nominations
The Artist is snubbed in the original screenplay category but Bridesmaids makes the cut. Shame, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Margin Call and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy were ineligible for consideration because they were not made in compliance with Guild...
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