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Articles from November 2015

'Amy' Director Asif Kapadia, Working Title's Tim Bevan Join Screen Film Summit
Asif Kapadia, director of documentaries Amy and Senna, and Working Title co-founder Tim Bevan have joined the line-up of this year's Screen Film Summit, which will be held at London's Picturehouse Central on Dec 10.Kapadia, the BAFTA-winning director...
David Heyman, NBCUniversal Launch Television Venture
Producer David Heyman (Gravity, Harry Potter) is forming a television production venture with NBCUniversal.The company, Heyday Television, will produce programming in both the UK and USA, which will then be distributed by NBCUniversal across multiple...
EC's DSM Strategy Given Short Shrift at Tallinn Forum
At an opening session entitled Territoriality: Business Backbone or Barrier?, Lord David Puttnam sent a video greeting speaking on behalf of the Film Distributors Association said that it would, "on balance" be a good thing if the DSM strategy could...
Estonia to Join Tax Rebate Club in 2016
A two-year pilot project with an initial annual budget of euro500,000 ($530,000) is due to be launched from January 1, 2016 under the auspices of the Estonian Film Institute (EFI) open to features, documentaries, high-end TV drama and animation shooting...
European Shooting Stars 2016 Jury Unveiled
Romanian actress Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) and Italy's Marta Donzelli, producer of this year's Berlinale competition film Sworn Virgin, are among the jury members selecting the line-up for the 18th edition of the European Shooting...
FIP, 'Stalingrad' Producers Strike Russian Pact
FIP president Tomas Jegeus and Twentieth Century Fox EMEA evp Paul Higginson made the announcement on Wednesday with Heth and Schlicht.The pact covers both co-productions and acquisitions of Russian-language films and is supplemental to Fox's existing...
'Food and Shelter': Review
Dir. Juan Miguel del Castillo. Spain. 2015. 90mins.A young woman rummages through the contents of a dumpster, tearing through the bin bags in search of salvageable food. Next to her, a vagrant with the same mission starts to sing, a wrenching flamenco...
GALLERY: 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' First Look
Principal photography began in August on Warner Bros. Pictures' Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new adventure set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter series.Filming has taken place at Warner Bros....
Glasgow Film Festival to Launch First Industry Strand
Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) (Feb 17-28) has announced a new industry strand for its 12th edition.GFF Industry Focus will bring together international film-makers, funding bodies and industry insiders for a two-day seminar within the festival programme.It...
Leena Yadav Wins Stockholm Impact Award
Leena Yadav, the Indian director of drama Parched, has been chosen as the winner of the new Stockholm Impact Award, from the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 11-22) and the City of Stockholm.Yadav is given $114,000 (1 million SEK) to support...
Lithuania Scores Baltic Event Hat-Trick
Lithuania was the big winner at this year's Baltic Event when the awards were handed out during a ceremony in Tallinn's historical town centre on Tuesday evening.The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award - with a non-reimbursable subsidy of euro20,000...
MEDIA Exec Lucia Recalde Langarica Talks Ahead of Tallinn's European Film Forum
Langarica, head of the MEDIA Unit in the European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture, iterated that conferences such as these are integral in making bigger decisions within the European Commission."For each conference we have,...
Pay-TV Network beIN Inks MENA Film Deal
Middle East pay TV network beIN Media Group has inked a content deal with local distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment as it looks to expand its film and TV offering.The sports specialist has inked a five-year, first run output deal for the MENA...
Preview: European Film Forum in Tallinn
Working closely together with the BNFF industry director Sten-Kristian Saluveer, the largest of the season's conferences will feature a mix of panels and 'fireside chats' sparking the debate - how can technology best move forward in the interests of...
Q&A: Soheila Golestani & Mahtab Nasirpour, 'Two'
Screen spoke to the Iranian director and lead actress of the Iranian film playing in the debut competition at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.Soheila Golestani is known to Iranian audiences for her roles on screen. But after starring in films such...
Q&A: Vitaliy Manskiy & Simone Baumann, 'Under the Sun'
The Russian film-maker and producer discusses their latest documentary, which receives its international premiere at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.Russian film-maker Vitaliy Manskiy is not one to shy away from controversy. His notable successes...
Sewitsky's Henie Film Aims for August Shoot
Henie was a Norwegian figure skating champion who became a famed Hollywood actress, signed to a contract with Fox by Darryl Zanuck.Further financing is ongoing for the euro8.4m Maipo Film production, which is produced by Synnove Horsdal. Horsdal tells...
'Staying Alive': Review
Dir. Charlotte Blom. Norway. 2015. 84mins.The fact that both the titular Bee Gees track and Johnny Logan's Eurovision-winning torch song Hold Me Now feature prominently on the soundtrack gives some indication of where this Norwegian comedy drama is positioned....
'The Summer of Frozen Fountains': Review
Dir. Vano Burduli. Georgia, Russia. 2015. 103mins.There's a scene towards the end of this tapestry of tales woven together over three days in the Georgian capital city: a pair of characters have a wistful exchange at an airport security desk. Written...
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