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Articles from March 2013

30 Euro Films Get Filmart FSS
European Film Promotion (EFP) deals with increased demand for marketing support at Asia's film & TV marketA total of 30 films from 14 European countries will be marketed at Hong Kong's Filmart this month with the help of Film Sales Support (FSS).Titles...
BBC3 Hunts Fresh Doc Directors
Six fledgling documentary directors are being offered the chance to make their primetime debut on BBC3 as part of the UK digital channel's Fresh documentary strand.The latest round of commissioning for the Fresh initiative, which gives directors an opportunity...
Borrowed Time Raises Distribution Funding on Kickstarter
EXCLUSIVE: Micro-budget British film set for UK theatrical release following Kickstarter campaign; High Point handles international sales.Borrowed Time, a cross-generational comedy directed by Jules Bishop, has secured theatrical distribution in the...
Cineworld Box Office Up 4%
Exhibitor Cineworld is due to open four more cinemas following an increase in box office takings in 2012.Cineworld box office was up 3.9% to £251.6m compared to 2011, according to the company's financial statement for 2012.Admissions dropped 1% year...
Dead Man Down
Dir: Niels Arden Oplev. US. 2013. 118minsIndependent crime thriller Dead Man Down gives Danish director Niels Arden Oplev his American debut and, in its romantic subplot, pairs Colin Farrell with Noomi Rapace, from Oplev's original Swedish version of...
Dogwoof to Launch TV Sales Push
Film distributor Dogwoof is moving aggressively into international television sales for the first time, with plans to launch a number of feature-length documentaries at MipTV.The UK company, which is known for distributing socially conscious docs into...
Epic
The first ever Georgia-UK co-production just wrapped its six week shoot in Georgia and is now in Frankfurt, Germany for the final leg of principal photography. Film and Music Entertainment co-founder and producer Mike Downey spoke to Maria Sell about...
Full Frame Announces Lineup, Opener
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced on Thursday [7] the full programme of its 16th edition including Apr 4 opening night screening Gideon's Army.The HBO documentary film premiered at Sundance and follows the personal stories of three young...
Goddess
Dir: Mark Lamprell. Australia. 2012. 104minsThis Australian rom-com-with-songs has ambitions that go way beyond the one-woman cabaret show upon which it is based. But Goddess doesn't have the structure or the firepower songs to make the full-scale musical...
Lionsgate Takes UK, Int'l Rights to A Little Chaos
EXCLUSIVE: Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts to star in Alan Rickman's sophomore directorial outing; Lionsgate UK to be main financier; shoot set for April.Lionsgate has boarded UK and international rights to Alan Rickman's upcoming period drama A Little...
NBCU Eyeing More UK Indies
NBC Universal wants to further expand its international production division in the UK, Australia and Canada as part of the next stage of the company's growth plans.NBC Universal International Television Production is eyeing the acquisition of further...
Park Road, Disney Execs Join 3D Creative Summit
The inaugural 3D Creative Summit has added speakers including Park Road Post's Phil Oatley [pictured], who will be speaking in the UK for the first time on his work on films such as The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.Another high-profile speaker added...
Requiem for Revolver
Remembering Revolver's pioneering spirit and risk-taking marketing innovations, as well as wondering what went wrong at the beleaguered UK distributor.This week Screen reported the news, being rumoured for weeks, that Revolver Entertainment has shut...
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