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Alain Attal: First Blood
It all began in a restaurant for the producer of Guillaume Canet's Cannes title Blood Ties. Alain Attal tells Melanie Goodfellow about his US debut.French producer Alain Attal will feel a double sense of satisfaction when he walks up the Cannes red carpet...
BBC to Make Shakespeare Comedy
Stars of BAFTA-winning Horrible Histories [pictured] to feature in an original comedy, written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond.BBC Films is to make a new comedy film about William Shakespeare.Bill, written by Laurence Rickard and Ben Willbond, centres...
Breathe in to Open Edinburgh
67th edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival runs June 19-30.Drake Doremus' Breathe In [pictured] will receive its European premiere as the opening film of this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).Starring Guy Pearce, Felicity...
Cannes Deal-Making Stories
Industry experts share their best deal-making stories from Cannes.Rebecca O'Brien, co-founder, Sixteen Films (UK): In 1999 I did a flying visit to Cannes to drum up more interest for Ken Loach's film Bread And Roses (pictured above), which was to shoot...
Digital Delivery: Linking Europe
A digital delivery network from Deluxe Digital Cinema and Hewlett-Packard aims to connect some 8,000 European cinemas. Neal Romanek reports.The UK's Deluxe Digital Cinema, in partnership with Hewlett-Packard, is aiming to change European film distribution...
Dimension 3: Viewing the Future
The rise of high frame rate and 4K technology will be among the points of discussion at France's Dimension 3 (June 18-21). By Melanie Goodfellow.Dimension 3, the international forum devoted to stereoscopic 3D and other forms of technology revolutionising...
Doha Expands Grants Programme
The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has expanded its grants programme to include first and second-time filmmakers from outside the Middle East.While the DFI will retain its emphasis on supporting filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region,...
Ealing Metro Team Acquire Majority Stake
Metro management team acquire 70% of Ealing Metro and Ealing Studios and Prescience have retained 30%; company rebrands as Metro International EntertainmentThe Ealing Metro management team, led by CEO Will Machin [pictured] and company directors Natalie...
Future Leaders: Festival Pass
From targeting the best festival for a premiere to connecting with rising talents,Wendy Mitchell asks the experts how new producers can make the most of festivalsFilm festivals can be a new producer's most important launch pad. But the many thousands...
HBO Seduced by Toback
HBO has acquired all North American television rights to James Toback's Seduced And Abandoned, which will play as a special screening on the Croisette. Separately Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment have taken North America on Emanuel And The...
High Point Boards Aim High
EXCLUSIVE: UK firm acquires international rights to Anna Broinowski's North Korean cinema documentary [pictured].Carey Fitzgerald's High Point Media Group has acquired international rights to Anna Broinowski's Aim High in Creation.Broinowski's documentary...
Inside Pictures Unveils 2013 Participants
Now in its tenth year, the training programme has selected 24 participants from across Europe.Scroll down for full listLeading film industry business training and leadership skills development programme Inside Pictures has announced the participants...
Ireland: Hot Films
From offbeat comedy to horror to co-productions with major international names, Ireland is producing a broad range of cinema. Leon Forde profiles a selection of anticipated upcoming films.Calvary (completed)Dir John Michael McDonaghThe Anglo-Irish director...
Irish Cinema Lights Up
A wave of local film-making talent, ambitious producers and attractive co-production options are helping Ireland shine on the world stage. Leon Forde reportsSpacious and cool, Dublin's Light House Cinema is emblematic of the confidence building across...
Irish Film Board: Springboard for Ireland's Industry
The Irish Film Board is playing a key role in the growth of Irish cinema. By Leon Forde.Despite Ireland's economic challenges, the territory's film talent has remained something of a bright spot, gaining international recognition and rising in ambition.The...
Kaufman to Co-Direct HanWay's Anomalisa
EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, and David Thewlis to reprise stage roles in Charlie Kaufman's animation.Charlie Kaufman is to co-direct anticipated animation Anomalisa, which HanWay will take to Cannes.Adapted by Kaufman from his own stage...
Lara Thompson, eOne: Buying Power
eOne is one of the industry's most significant buyers. Andreas Wiseman speaks to EVP of filmed entertainment Lara Thompson about the company's Cannes acquisition strategy.Recent markets have been awash with chatter about eOne's blockbuster acquisition...
Lionsgate Reveals Six for Cannes
New films star Tom Hardy [pictured], Ewan McGregor, Daniel Radcliffe, Lily Collins and Sam Clafin.Lionsgate UK has secured the theatrical distribution rights to six new titles - drama Locke, comedy Born to be King, The Keeping Room, Horns, family comedy...
NFTS Teams with Aardman
The UK's National Film and Television School (NFTS) has partnered with Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman Animations to launch a new training course.The three-month Certificate in Character Animation course will be taught by industry professionals including...
Nicolas Winding Refn: Playing God
Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives started as a fight movie and morphed into a twisted tale of a mother-son relationship. Wendy Mitchell talks to the Danish writer-director about his anticipated follow-up to Drive.It was a place, not a story, that...
Pinewood: From Stage to Screen
The Pinewood Group is eyeing ambitious expansion, with plans to build its first US studio and to double capacity at the UK's Pinewood Studios. Andreas Wiseman reports.Pinewood Studios has hosted 1,500 major productions over its illustrious 76-year history...
Sales: Pitch Perfect
First-time producers should understand the commercial appeal of their film and know when to approach a sales company. Andreas Wiseman speaks to key industry sellers about what newcomers need to know about working with themFor new producers, getting a...
Samuel L Jackson, Peter Mullan Fly with Altitude
Altitude Film Entertainment has announced further details of its production slate, including Samuel L Jackson attached for Big Game and Peter Mullan to star in The Loch.Will Clarke's Altitude is partnering with Subzero Film Entertainment to produce Big...
Set Report: Miss Julie
Liv Ullmann's first film as a director in more than a decade, Miss Julie stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Mark Salisbury visits the set and speaks to the director about relocating August Strindberg's masterpiece to Northern...
Spacey to Deliver Edinburgh TV Lecture
Lecture takes place during this year's Edinburgh TV Festival, which runs Aug 22-24.Kevin Spacey is to deliver the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at this year's Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival, powered by YouTube.The award-winning...
Star Trek Tops UK Box Office
Paramount's sci-fi sequel dethrones Iron Man 3 with $12.9m (£8.4m) opening, including previews.Following on from Iron Man 3's $21.3m (£13.7m) debut a fortnight ago, Star Trek Into Darkness has delivered another strong opening salvo to top the UK box...
Territory Focus: Ireland
Browse Screen's focus on film-making in Ireland, including an overview of the industry, the Irish Film Board and the hottest upcoming movies.Click the headlines below to read the features in full...OverviewIrish Film BoardHot projectsThe current boom...
The Keys to Unlocking Film Finance
Financing independent films is notoriously tough, so how can new producers attract backing? Geoffrey Macnab speaks to the seasoned professionalsIn an industry where accessing finance can be tough even for veterans, rising producers can find that funding...
Vinterberg to Receive EU Prize
Thomas Vinterberg to receive EU Prix MEDIA in Cannes at beginning of this year's two-day European RendezvousDanish film director Thomas Vinterberg has been selected as the winner of the second European Union Prix MEDIA to be presented during Cannes'...
Vision Finds Feme, Double Dutch Busy
Vision Films has picked up worldwide rights to Emmanuel Itier's documentary Feme and arrives on the Croisette with the film's executive producer and narrator Sharon Stone to boost sales.The film celebrates the strength of women and features interviews...
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