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Articles from October 2013

Abu Dhabi FF to Honour Forest Whitaker
Festival kicks off Thursday with gala screening of Daniel Schechter's Life of Crime.Forest Whitaker will be among the guests when the Abu Dhabi Film Festival kicks off Thursday evening. Whitaker will receive the festival's Black Pearl Career Achievement...
Arts Alliance Signs LatAm VPF Deals
UPDATED: Rollout will start in January 2014 in Peru and Chile; company also adds another Colombian deal.Arts Alliance Media has signed a Latin American VPF deal, with Peru's Cineplanet agreeing to rollout digital to over 200 screens across Peru and Chile...
DCM Offers Localised Cinema Ads
Ads tailored for local stockists.UK cinema advertising company Digital Cinema Media (DCM) has struck a deal with Berghaus in what the partners are calling an industry first to deliver localised end frames for a nationwide Berghaus advertisement running...
Digital Ads: 'Content Is King, Distribution Is Queen'
Brands and agencies need to rapidly adapt to an era when consumers are more empowered than ever before, a panel tells the Abu Dhabi Media Summit.Brands and advertising agencies need to significantly change their strategies as consumers are becoming more...
Discovery Plans to Diversify Content
Discovery Networks International is focussed on diversifying the range of its content and boosting its free-to-air TV distribution, according to chief executive Mark Hollinger.Speaking at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Hollinger said that moving beyond...
Games Companies Tap Social Media
End users are increasingly sculpting the strategies of gaming companies through social media. That was the overriding message from a panel of games experts at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit today. "The biggest focus for us over the past four years has been...
German Sales Agents Unveil AFM Titles
German sales agents have revealed a raft of market premieres to be presented at the forthcoming American Film Market (AFM) (Nov 6-13).Ida Martins' Cologne-based Media Luna will have screenings of five new titles as market premieres:Stijn Coninx's romantic...
Jacki Weaver to Lead ADFF Jury
Silver Linings Playbook actress to lead Narrative Competition jury.The juries of the 7th Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 24-Nov 2) have been revealed.The Narrative Competition jury president is Australian actress Jacki Weaver, best known for her Oscar-nominated...
Jason Clarke Leads Lanthimos Drama
Jason Clarke, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux join Greek auteur's English-language debut.Yorgos Lanthimos' English-language debut The Lobster is attracting an impressive cast, including lead Jason Clarke and supporting cast Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Olivia...
Jonathan Asser Pens Boxing Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Starred Up screenwriter Jonathan Asser - who was named Best British Newcomer at this year's London Film Festival - has revealed details of his next project.Asser has completed the script, which has a working title Pretty, with plans to send...
Media Should Disrupt Education Industry
Abu Dhabi Media Summit panellists say that interactivity and empowerment are key to online learning.Ben Nelson, founder of new high-end, for-profit online university Minerva, told the Abu Dhabi Media Summit that education companies need the media industry...
Rome Reveals CinemaXXI Line-Up
US director Larry Clark to preside over jury.Scroll down for full list of titlesThe 8th Rome Film Festival has unveiled the line-up of its CinemaXXI strand, dedicated to new trends in world cinema across various genres and lengths.As previous announced,...
Thor: The Dark World
Dir: Alan Taylor. US. 2013. 111minsSuperhero sequel Thor: The Dark World is a gloriously entertaining film that delivers spectacle, action, a daft elf villain, some smart 3D moments and - most importantly - a whole lot of fun as it weaves its tale of...
Tom Hardy to Star in Rocketman
Focus Features has confirmed the in-demand star will portray Elton John and said it will distribute Rocket Pictures and Icon/AI Film's biopic in the US after incoming CEO Peter Schelssel brought it over from FilmDistrict.Good Universe holds international...
Twitter: Media Must 'Respect' Audience
Media owners must 'radically change' the way in which they communicate with audiences following the growth of social media, according to Twitter executive Shailesh Rao.Speaking at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Rao, Twitter's vice president of Asia Pacific,...
UK TV to Allow Super 16 for HD
Responding to industry demand, new standards have been accepted so that UK broadcasters can now accept programmes in the Super 16mm format for broadcast on HD channels.This move comes after a campaign led by Directors UK to advocate that filmmakers should...
UTA: Twitter First Screen for Many
Agents are increasingly looking to harness social media as multi-screen viewing grows. As social media's reach extends, talent agencies are increasingly looking to harness its potential. "Talent needs to produce great content for the social web as for...
Viacom Targets Generation C
Generation C, the group of youngsters who love to create, curate and comment online, are the next demographic in the sights of Viacom International Media Networks.Speaking at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, Viacom's managing director of south Europe and...
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