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Articles from November 2011

Dogs on Film
Only at the annual Fido awards would you see a Bond girl sitting next to a Jack Russell.The Fidos - the Oscars of the doggie world - were a star studded, if slightly barking mad affair yesterday, with guests at the London ceremony including Hugh Hudson...
Goldwyn Takes Island President, Strand Releasing Acquires Unforgivable
A flurry of domestic distribution deals were announced on Monday [Nov 7], led by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Strand Releasing taking US rights to The Island President and Andre Techine's Unforgivable, respectively.DP Jon Shenk's documentary The Island President...
Green Isle Adds $20M UK-Australia Comedy to Maiden Slate
The new LA-based production company led by industry veterans Edwin Larson And Scott Vandiver is backing the $20m project A Monster Problem.The comedy is based on a story by Al Sorci and a screenplay by Brian Ward, who co-wrote Death Defying Acts and...
Haywire
Dir: Steven Soderbergh. US. 2011. 93minsA fetching example of director Steven Soderbergh in fun mode, Haywire eschews the terror of Contagion and the sociological commentary of The Girlfriend Experience for good ol' fashioned action-thriller kicks, punches...
Helen McCrory to Star in Klimkiewicz's Flying Blind
It is the third film to go into production as part of South West Screen's microbudget scheme iFeatures.Shooting has begun in Bristol on Flying Blind, the third film to come out of South West Screen's microbudget scheme iFeatures.Helen McCrory, whose...
Jennifer Lynch Talks Chained at AFM
It's no surprise that Jennifer Lynch is smart and enjoys discussing the darker side of life but she is also disarmingly jolly considering that her credits include Boxing Helena and Surveillance.Myriad Pictures is selling international rights to her new...
Look Both Ways Writer/director Sarah Watt Dies of Cancer
Sarah Watt, best known in international film circles for writing and directing Look Both Ways, died at her Melbourne home on Friday.While it was the extraordinary success of Look Both Ways in 2005 that she will be widely remembered for, the impression...
Morena, Vaca Now Shooting Calparsoro's Invader
Daniel Calparsoro (The Absent) returns to the big screen with Invader, a thriller that sees a new collaboration between Morena Films and Vaca Films after their great success with Cell 211.Fimax has been selling the film this week at the AFM and plans...
Nakamura Group Strikes First-Look Deal with China's Middle Kingdom Studios
Two-year pact signed; first project is Fangs of War.Canada-based Nakamura Group Advantage has struck a two-year first-look deal with Chengdu, China-based Middle Kingdom Studios.Projects will potentially be structred as bi-laterial ot tripartite co-productions...
North East Creative Fund Makes 13 Film Investments
Public investment has created a 'critical mass' of film activity in North East England, according to Northern Film & Media chief executive Tom Harvey.Northern Film & Media's £2.4 million public-venture capital investment partnership with Northstar...
Range's Altered Image Plans Slate Including African Civil War Story, Contemporary Noir
British film-maker and producer Gabriel Range has unveiled details of his new slate for production company Altered Image, which is also launching a £2m production and development fund.Death Of A President director Gabriel Range has a number of narrative...
Russian Films Triumph in Cottbus, Zelenka Gives Best Pitch
Russian cinema was the big winner at this year's FilmFestival Cottbus with Angelina Nikonova's feature debut Twilight Portrait taking home the [euro] 20,000 main prize for best film.Winning this award also gives Nikonova, who won the best debut award...
Tintin Adds $41M to Surge Past $125M Internationally
A further $40.8m for the family adventure mostly through Sony pushed it to $125.3m while Constantin's The Three Musketeers is several swishes of the blade away from $100m through Summit International licensees.The Adventures Of Tintin had little trouble...
Two New Australian Features Stir Early Transmedia Buzz
Jennifer Kent plans psychological horror The Babadook and Zak HIlditch plans sci-fi thriller These Final Hours.Two features with considerable buzz typify how some new generation Australian filmmakers are planning to tell their stories in a range of ways...
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