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Articles from October 2011

BBC Ties with Ridley Scott on Crowdsourced Doc
The BBC is working with director Ridley Scott to capture a snapshot of a day in Britain using footage submitted by people from across the country.Britain in a Day is being made in partnership with Scott Free London, the production company run by Scott...
Blacklight Transmedia, Random House Worlds Strike Partnership
Zak Kadison's Los Angeles-based company has signed a direct-to-publisher development partnership with Random House Publishing Group's intellectual property creation and development division.The alliance will enable the parties to devise original transmedia...
Doha Film Institute Comes on Board for Mira Nair's the Reluctant Fundamentalist
Riz Ahmed stars in the Mirabai-Cine Mosaic production, which starts shooting this week.The Doha Film Institute has come on board as a financier for Mira Nair's The Reluctant Fundamentalist.The film started shooting this week on location in Atlanta, New...
French Producers Head to Tunisia for First Ever Co-Production Forum
Ten months after Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution ousted Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power, a delegation of French producers headed to the country last weekend to forge new links with its fledgling, post-dictatorship film industry.Revolutionary exploits,...
Joe Patrick: "Miramax on Demand Is a Viable Business Opportunity"
Miramax's new man in London, Joe Patrick, discusses digital strategy.Miramax has been in rebuilding mode over the last year. As CEO Mike Lang expressed during his MIPCOM keynote earlier this week, the company's digital push of its library will be key...
Lars Von Trier Says He'll Stop Interviews, Public Statements after French Controversy
After police interrogation following his proclamations at the press conference for Melancholia at Cannes, Danish director Lars von Trier says he will now concentrate on his film work.Early afternoon Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier was interrogated by...
Maglabs Launches Digital Content Distribution Platform
The new service, publicitymedia.com, is aimed at enabling the entertainment industry to manage and distribute their digital content more effectively.Digital asset management company Maglabs has launched a new pay as you go platform aimed at enabling...
MIPCOM Keynotes: Lang, Reilly, Sarandos Stress Risk and Innovation as Keys to Success
Miramax CEO Mike Lang, Fox Broadcasting Company's president of entertainment Kevin Reilly and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos have been talking innovation amid fragmentation at this year's MIPCOM.Miramax CEO Mike Lang has brought his company...
More Than 350 Individuals, Organisations Respond in MEDIA Mundus Consultation
More than 350 individuals and organisations from the European Union (EU) and around the globe have participated in a public consultation on the next round of the MEDIA Mundus Programme after 2013.According to the European Commission (EC), a total of...
Retreat
Dir: Carl Tibbetts. UK-Ireland. 2011. 86minsAn unrelentingly moody and claustrophobic three-handed thriller, Retreat is an assured and nicely staged debut from Carl Tibbetts that might feel all rather familiar but manages to keep the story suitably unpredictable...
UK Has Strong Presence at Haifa Film Festival
The Debt director John Madden [pictured] will be the guest of honour.To celebrate the new UK-Israel co-production agreement, a re-enforced British delegation is on its way to to the Haifa. Gareth Urwin (The King's Speech) will be heading the jury for...
Up Next, Danny Dyer Reads the Complete Works of Shakespeare
Colin Firth reads Graham Greene? Yes, please.Top actors, including seven Oscar winners, have signed on to narrate a new series of audiobooks from Audible.com. I'm not so sure I could stomach Meg Ryan's interpretation of Saroyan, but I do think Colin...
Warriors and Bullets Lead Golden Horse Nominations
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale takes the lead for the 48th Golden Horse Awards nominations with 11 nods: Best Feature Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best New Performer, Best Cinematography and most of the technical award categories.Jiang...
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