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Articles from December 2013

Baltic Event Hands out Five Awards
Producers from Lithuania, Romania, Denmark and Finland were the recipients of five awards presented at the Baltic Event's Co-Production Market (Nov 26-29).This year's Screen International Best Pitch Award went to Lithuanian producer Uljana Kim of Vilnius-based...
Catching Fire Retains UK Lead
Lionsgate's sequel takes $9m (£5.5m) to hold onto the top spot for the second consecutive week; Fox's Philomena becomes Stephen Frears' best-ever UK performer at $16.1m (£9.8m).Posting a respectable drop of under 50% (excluding previews) on its big opening,...
Event Cinema Will Be 'Saviour'
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: Event cinema will be the "saviour of cinema", according to Curzon Artificial Eye CEO Philip Knatchbull, and Lionsgate UK's CEO Zygi Kamasa, who called it "the future of cinema".Speaking on the Screen Film Summit's New Audience panel...
Expanding Storytelling through Convergence
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: Understanding the differences between platforms is key to unlocking the potential of a converging world, attendees at Screen's Film Summit at the BFI Southbank heard today (Dec 2).A panel on convergence discussed the huge amount of...
Inbetweeners 2 Sets Shoot Date
Creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley take over directing duties.The Inbetweeners Movie 2, the follow-up to the UK's most successful comedy film of all time, is to begin shooting in Australia on Dec 7 before moving to the UK in January.Inbetweeners...
Investors Clear on Powder Room
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: As MJ Delaney's low-budget Powder Room heads into its opening weekend with all investment already recouped, producer Damian Jones has confirmed that his next project will be a remake of TV perennial Dad's Army.Jones and Delaney also...
NLP Launches Goldfinch Pictures
EXCLUSIVE: Entertainment accountancy firm Nyman Libson Paul (NLP) is launching new venture Goldfinch Pictures Ltd, dedicated to supporting British films.Goldfinch Pictures Ltd is setting up an EIS company that aims to raise $6.5m (£4m) from investors.Among...
Only 7% of UK Films Make Profit
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: Statistics from the British Film Institute (BFI) also show the need for UK growth in Asia.Just 7% of UK films make a profit, according to figures revealed at the BFI Southbank this morning at the Screen Film Summit.David Steele, acting...
Sky Movies: Netflix Not a Competitor
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: Sky Movies boss Ian Lewis has said that Sky does not see SVOD services Netflix and Amazon's LoveFilm as competitors in the UK."We don't see Netflix as a direct competitor," he told Screen Film Summit audience at the BFI Southbank."People...
UK Close to China Co-Pro Treaty
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: International panel talks China opportunities, but warns about tough US market.A UK-China co-production treaty is edging closer to reality, a British Film Institute executive told the Screen Film Summit today.BFI Chief Executive Amanda...
UK Remains Tough Film Market
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: Financing film projects in the UK are increasingly challenging as the struggle to turn a profit becomes harder, according to funding experts.Speaking at the Screen Film Summit at the BFI Southbank, Ingenious Investments director Nik...
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