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Articles from September 2012

Hellbenders
Dir/scr: JT Petty. US. 2012. 85minsThis oddball profanity heavy 3D horror romp is great in concept - a breakaway group of New York priests have to indulge in as many sins as possible so they are 'damnation ready' and up to the task of exorcising demons...
Hollywood Films Gain Traction in India
This year, US studios have scored big in the idiosyncratic and fragmented territory with films such as The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man.Hollywood has always had the role of a bit player in India. While audiences queue up to see the latest blockbuster...
Indian Knight Rises
Mumbai-based DAR Motion Pictures is shaking up the Indian film business with its focus on four strands of production and acquisition of major Hollywood films.Film investors in India still tend to fall into one of two camps - larger production houses...
Isabel Coixet Begins Shooting Mysterious 'Small' Project in Barcelona
Javier Camara to star in Yesterday Never Ends.Director Isabel Coixet is busy these days shooting her new and mysterious project, Yesterday Never Ends (Ayer no termina nunca) and in pre-production of her next project, Panda Eyes.Javier Cámara (Talk to...
John Travolta Eyes Vince Lombardi Biopic, John Woo's the Killer
John Travolta discusses next projects at the opening of the Zurich Film Festival, including a potential reunion with Face/Off director John Woo.Speaking today at the Zurich Film Festival press conference for Oliver Stone's opening-night thriller Savages,...
Lincoln, Hitchcock Slot into Awards Race Starters Blocks
AFI FEST announced on Thursday (20) that the world premiere of DreamWorks-Fox's Lincoln will close the festival on Nov 8, two weeks before Fox Searchlight drops Hitchcock into the race with a Nov 23 platform release. Looking ahead to next year's contest,...
Polanski to Shoot Adaptation of Venus in Fur, Ahead of D
Emmanuelle Seigner and Louis Garrel to star.Roman Polanski has revealed he will shoot a French adaptation of David Ives' Broadway hit Venus in Fur this November, ahead of shooting his previously announced historical political thriller D., inspired by...
Power to the Pixel Unveils Selections for the Pixel Market 2012
Two-day co-production market to take place in London on Oct 17-18, during the annual Cross-Media Forum held in assocation with the 56th BFI London Film Festival.Power to the Pixel (PttP) have announced the 30 cross-media projects that have been selected...
Sky 'Fit and Proper' to Hold TV Licence
Ofcom has ruled that Sky is a "fit and proper" company to hold a broadcasting licence but criticised former chairman James Murdoch's conduct in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.The media regulator launched an investigation into the satellite broadcaster...
The Sapphires Stays Strong at Oz Box Office
After six weeks in cinemas, home-grown musical The Sapphires is about $1m away from becoming one of Australia's top 15 local films of all time.The eOne/Hopscotch film attracted nearly $1m worth of ticket sales from 255 screens in the seven days up to...
Tokyo International Film Festival Unveils Line-Up
Five world premieres in the competition section, including Riri Riza's Atambua 39° Celsius; Hiroshi Okuhara's The Black Square and Wang Jing's Feng Shui.The Tokyo International Film Festival has unveiled the full lineup of its 25th edition, which runs...
YouTube Chief to Reveal Content Partners in Mipcom Keynote
YouTube global head of content Robert Kyncl is set to use his keynote speech at Mipcom to reveal the partners that have landed up to £500,000 to produce content for the Google-owned platform.Kyncl's 8 October speech will open the conference in Cannes,...
Zodiak Takes Scott Free's in a Day to Global Market
Brazil, India and Australia may be the next territories to recreate the "...In a Day" format for their respective audiences, with Zodiak Rights speaking to local broadcasters ahead of Mipcom.The distribution company has struck its first deal with Ridley...
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