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Articles from October 2013

Atom Egoyan, Devil's Knot
Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, which premiered at Toronto, is making the rounds of European festivals in San Sebastian and Zurich this week. In Zurich, Egoyan talked about the film at a press conference.A lot of people in the film world know this West Memphis...
Berger: Swiss Filmmakers Should Promote Early
Swiss Films promotional agency to restructure in 2014.The new head of national promotion agency Swiss Films says filmmakers should start thinking about how their film will be promoted from the minute they start working on it. "We're trying to find out...
David Gordon Green Talks about Snakecharmer Cage
Speaking at a Zurich Film Festival press conference, the director hailed Nicolas Cage's work on his new film Joe.Joe director David Gordon Green is being hailed for showing a new side of Nicolas Cage on screen, in a poignant and restrained role as Joe,...
Dutch Report Say A/V Provides 32,000 Jobs
In advance of next month's crucial Dutch Parliament decision on Dutch film financing, a wide ranging report from Oxford Economics has highlighted the importance of film and the audio-visual sector to the Dutch economy.Three Ministries (Economic Affairs,...
Film London Launches Short Film Funds
Funds will see Film London fund up to 23 short films and provide training and mentoring.Film London has launched London Calling and London Calling Plus, two short filmmaking funds set to fund up to 23 short films and provide training and mentoring.Supported...
Gordon Lines Up Narnia
A fourth Narnia episode is in the works after The Mark Gordon Company secured rights from the C.S. Lewis Company to jointly develop and produce The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Silver Chair.The fourth instalment in the fantasy series comes after the first...
Grandmaster Leads Golden Horse Nominations
Wong Kar Wai's martial arts film picks up 11 nominations; A Touch of Sin and Ilo Ilo nominated in six categories apiece.Taiwan's 50th Golden Horse Awards has announced its nominees with Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster leading the race with 11 nominations...
Halo Expands with New Division
New division, Halo Film & Drama, will be run by joint MDs David Turner and Simon Wilkinson.Halo has announced further expansion with a new division, Halo Film & Drama.Run by joint MDs David Turner and Simon Wilkinson (who joins Halo from Technicolour),...
IDFA Selects 11 IBF-Backed Documentaries
Eleven documentaries made with financial support from the IDFA Bertha Fund (IBF) will screen at this year's festival, which runs Nov 20-Dec 1.The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has selected eleven documentaries that were made...
Jolie's Unbroken to Shoot in Queensland
Based on Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling novel, Unbroken stars Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund, Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock.Angelina Jolie's Unbroken, her second film as a director, will shoot in Queensland, Australia.Based on Laura Hillenbrand's...
Life of Crime Opens Abu Dhabi
The full line up has been unveiled for the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.Daniel Schechter's Life Of Crime will open the 7th edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, which runs Oct 24- Nov 2.13 Arab feature films (seven of which are world...
Meeting the Railway Man's Real Family
Patti Lomax talks about seeing Colin Firth portray her husband in Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man.Patti Lomax, whose story is told in Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man alongside that of her late husband, Eric Lomax, said she is very happy with...
Polster to Head RightsTrade
Steven Polster has been named CEO of RightsTrade, the online marketplace for film, television and digital rights licensing.Polster will be responsible for overseeing and rolling out RightsTrade's suite of services and will focus on growing the roster...
Silver Reel, Stone Angels Reteam
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin star in zombie movie shooting in US.Director Henry Hobson started shooting Maggie in New Orleans last week for producers Stone Angels of France, headed by Pierre Ange Le Pogam, and Silver Reel Partners of Switzerland,...
Thurman to Star in Jameson Shorts
Uma Thurman will star in three shorts in 2014 written and directed by rising filmmakers to be produced under the auspices of the Jameson First Shot competition.The international short film competition offers three aspiring filmmakers from the US, Russia...
US, Brazil to Sign 'Treaty'
In the absence of a co-production treaty between Brazil and the US, trade groups representing the two countries will sign this Thursday (October 3) an agreement dedicated to building a strategic partnership in the sectors of film, television and new...
Vassiliou, Industry Discuss Cinema Communication
European commissioner meets delegation including Amanda Nevill, Peter Dinges to discuss cultural diversity.European commissioner Androulla Vassiliou has expressed sympathy with continuing concerns voiced by the European Film Agency Directors (EFAD) about...
Violette Sells for Doc & Film
Doc & Film International has closed multiple deals on Martin Provost's recent Toronto world premiere Violette including a US sale to Adopt Films.Rights have gone to Mongrel/Metropole in Canada, Golem in Spain, Madman in Australia and New Zealand,...
You and the Night Triumphs in Athens
The Audience Award went to Destin Daniel Cretton's US festival hit Short Term 12; The Athens International Film Festival wrapped with Blue Is The Warmest Colour.Yann Gonzalez's debut feature You and the Night was named Best Film at the 19th Athens International...
Zurich Finance Forum: Where's the Smart Money?
Latin America and China are two of the hottest markets to watch for growing film investment, experts told the fourth-annual Film Finance Forum at the Zurich Film Festival.French producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam of Stone Angels said that he is "Looking a...
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