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Articles from January 2012

beActive Unveils New Transmedia Documentary Show Road to Revolution
Road To Revolution will follow three Portugese journalists across the Middle East tracking the path of last year's revolutions.Multi-award winning transmedia production company beActive has announced the production of a new documentary show focussed...
Berlin's Panorama Rounds out with World Premieres for Cherry, Iron Sky
Cherry - starring Heather Graham, James Franco and Dev Patel - and my Brother the Devil among final Panorama titles.This year's Berlin Panorama section rounds out with world premieres for Stephen Elliot's drama Cherry about a troubled porn star, starring...
BFI/British Film Commission Celebrate UK Films at Sundance
On Monday in Park City, the BFI joined the British Film Commission and the British Consulate-General Los Angeles to host a reception for UK film talent and international industry figures at Sundance.The event celebrated Sundance's nine features (including...
Delight, Surprise, Humility Mark Day of Oscar Reactions
Producer Graham King, whose best picture nomination for Hugo marks his fourth collaboration with acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, said on Tuesday (24), "I dedicate my whole career to [Scorsese]. I think he's the greatest director that's ever lived,...
Films Distribution Takes on Berlin Competition Title War Witch
Paris sales company's Berlin slate also includes Oscar nominees A Cat in Paris and Monsieur Lazhar.Paris-based sales company Films Distribution has picked up international sales rights to the Canadian film War Witch, directed by Kim Nguyen, which is...
F. Javier Gutiérrez Attached to Direct Relativity's the Crow
Jesse Wigutow will write the script for the reboot of the 1994 film.Spanish director F. Javier Gutiérrez is attached to direct Relativity Media reboot of The Crow, which was originally released in 1994.Gutiérrez's directorial debut, the Spanish-language...
Goats
Dir: Christopher Neil. US. 2012. 92minsA 15-year-old must decide if he wants his future to more resemble his ditzy, hippie-ish Arizona mother's or his driven, successful East Coast father's in Goats, a coming-of-age comedy/drama that unfortunately doesn't...
Gypsy Davy
Dir/scr: Rachel Leah Jones. Israel-US-Spain. 2011. 96minsIt's hardly a devastating insight to note that brilliant artists don't always make the best husbands or fathers, but director Rachel Leah Jones's Gypsy Davy takes that truism and wrings something...
Hugo Leads Oscar Nominations, Followed Closely by the Artist
Surprise nominations include Extremely Loud for Best Picture; JC Chandor's Margin Call for Best Original Screenplay; and A Cat In Paris for Animated Film.Hugo led the pack as the nominations were announced this morning in Los Angeles for the 84th Academy...
K5 Launches LA Division with Kevin Frakes as CEO
PalmStar CEO heads new K5 division in LA which starts out with a $30m investment pot.Munich- and London-based sales and production company K5 Media Group is expanding to the US with the launch of K5 International LLC in Los Angeles. Kevin Frakes will...
My Brother the Devil
Dir/scr: Sally El Hosaini. UK. 2012. 105minsIn My Brother The Devil, Sally El Hosaini takes to the streets - the London streets - in her portrait of two Egyptian brothers from an immigrant family who fall into the neighborhood gang culture.The radiance...
Odeon Sees Increased Attendance for British Films in 2011
New reward scheme may have helped boost attendance to British films.Odeon reports that 270,000 more cinema-goers bought tickets for British films at its cinemas in 2011, compared to 2010.UK productions and co-productions accounted for a record £295m...
Orange Launches Film Pulse Web Tool
Tool collates opinion from across the Internet and summarises the 'love' for a film out of 100.Orange have today launched the Orange Film Pulse, a new tool that summarises the opinion of a film from across the Internet and then awards it a score out...
Shadow Dancer
Dir: James Marsh. Ireland-UK-France. 2012. 100 minsJames Marsh's Shadow Dancer is a taut, morally tangled thriller that weaves a tortured web of betrayals in the midst of the burgeoning peace process in 1993 Belfast. Expertly directed and paced by Marsh,...
Stephanie Allain Named Director of Los Angeles Film Festival
The veteran producer and Film Independent board member replaces Rebecca Yeldham, who stepped down recently for personal reasons.Allainwill work closely with festival managing director Gloria Campbell, artistic director David Ansen, associate director...
Teddy Bear
Dir: Mads Matthiesen. Denmark. 2012. 93minsTeddy Bear is a view of the love life of a gentle giant who can lift weights but can't carry a conversation. Can he bring back real love from Thailand, where Danish men journey for low-priced exotic sex and...
Theo Angelopoulos Dies after Road Accident on Shoot near Athens
The acclaimed Greek director died after sustaining severe injuries in a road accident on Tuesday evening (24) while shooting The Other Sea in Piraeus. He was 76.Angelopoulos was working in the port city close to Athens when he was hit by a motorbike...
The Surrogate
Dir/scr: Ben Lewin. US. 2011. 98minsBased on the life and writings of Mark O'Brien, a poet who suffered from polio and survived with the help of an iron lung, The Surrogate tells the story of his efforts to lose his virginity at the age of 38. A genuinely...
The Woman in Black
Dir: James Watkins. UK. 2011. 95minsGood old-fashioned gothic horror is the name of the game in The Woman In Black, an impressively spooky adaptation of Susan Hill's best-selling novel that delivers plenty of jumps, jolts and thrills and is driven by...
UK Government Council Approves Skillset Report to Improve Training, Talent Development for Creative Industries
Report makes 17 recommendations to drive creative industries' growth and employment.The UK's Creative Industries Council, co-chaired by Business Secretary Vince Cable and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has endorsed a new report that offers suggestions...
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