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Articles from August 2011

Apes Climb to the Top in the UK
Fox's Apes beats out Smurfs and Harry Potter for UK box-office crown.Fox's Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes debuted in first place in the UK, taking £5.8m (including one preview day) from a week-high 488 screens and a week-high screen average of £11,957....
Chris O'Dowd Joins Cast of Goalpost's the Sapphires
Aboriginal girl-group story begins shooting this month in Australia.Director Wayne Blair has cast Irish actor Chris O'Dowd, garnering much attention in hit Bridesmaids, in Blair's much-anticipated feature debut The Sapphires.The Goalpost Pictures Australia...
Creative England Seeks Board Members
New regional umbrella body Creative England has announced that it is now recruiting for members for its national board.The organisation, with a remit to support film, television, games and digital industries is due to be up and running by Oct 1, despite...
Fear of Falling
Dir: Bartosz Konopka. Poland. 2011. 90 minsAfter winning recognition for directing short documentary Rabbit à la Berlin, which received huge play on the festival circuit and was nominated for a Best Short Documentary Oscar in 2010, Bartosz Konopka makes...
John Irvin to Direct WWII Love Story Feature Monte Cassino
The British director of Widow's Peak and the original TV series of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy will direct from a screenplay by Donald C. Scott.John Irvin is to direct World War II epic love story drama Monte Cassino, based on a true story about an American...
Relativity Scores Chinese Coup with Huaxia, SkyLand Deals
The LA-based company has gained a gilt-edged foothold in China's notoriously inaccessible release calendar after investing in the first China-US distributor and striking a strategic alliance with state-run distributor Huaxia Film.Relativity has acquired...
Screen Awards Shortlist Led by 127 Hours, King's Speech and TT3D Campaigns
Optimum leads distributors with 13 shortlist mentions, Fox and Momentum have 11 each.Screen International today unveils the shortlist for our second annual Screen UK Marketing & Distribution Awards.Distributors leading the shortlist are Optimum with...
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