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Articles from December 2016

Annapurna Interactive Launches to Produce, Publish Video Games
Annapurna Interactive will focus on developing "personal, emotional, and original games that push the boundaries of interactive content and encourage artists to bring new visions to the medium."The company is lining up to publish two games in spring:...
A Quiet Heart': Tallinn Review
Dir: Eitan Anner. 2016. Israel. 92 minsThe tensions between Israel's ultra-Orthodox community and its secular one are a tacit presence in much of the country's cinema. However, since the majority of Israel's films unfold in either one community or the...
How 'The Secret Life of Pets' Was Inspired by New Yorker Covers
Director Chris Renaud has established himself as a steady force in the world of animated film, having directed both Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2 - for which he co-created the popular Minions - and Dr Seuss adaptation The Lorax.The idea for The Secret...
Julie Delpy, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Brühl Team for 'My Zoe'
Oscar-nominated writer, filmmaker and actress Julie Delpy (Lolo) will direct her screenplay My Zoe, which will begin production in the UK next spring.Delpy will star in the feature alongside Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds), Gemma Arterton (Their...
New York Film Critics Circle Votes 'La la Land' Best Picture
The New York Film Critics Circle announced on Thursday the winners of its 2016 awards, presenting its top prize to Lionsgate's musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling and adding further fuel to the powerhouse indie pair Moonlight and Manchester...
'Olli Maki' Secures Key Deals for Films Du Losange
Les Films Du Losange has sold out across Europe on festival hit and Oscar hopeful The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki, the debut feature by Juho Kuosmanen.The French outfit has closed deals for Spain (Surtsey Films), Benelux (September), Austria...
Series Mania Unveils 2017 SeriesLab! Participants
Dutch filmmaker Marco van Geffen and Slovakia's Mira Fornay will be among the directors participating in the first edition of the SeriesLab!.The development lab - a joint initiative between the Paris-based Series Mania Coproduction Forum and the TorinoFilmLab...
Sundance 2017 Announces VR Projects for New Frontier Section
The eleventh New Frontier programme includes storyworlds in Augmented Reality headsets, and a VR beauty salon producing neuroscience data.Established VR artist Chris Milk and Aaron Kobli are behind Life Of Us, while immersive journalist Nonny de la Peña...
The Story Behind Silent Oscar Animation Hopeful 'The Red Turtle'
Michael Dudok de Wit's unprecedented partnership with Studio Ghibli helped the Dutch film-maker chart new waters for his feature debut The Red Turtle. He talks to Tiffany Pritchard about the decade-long process, how he shaped the story and Isao Takahata's...
This Way Up 2016 Wrap: Audiences, VR in the Spotlight
Topics in the spotlight at the 2016 edition of This Way Up - the annual UK exhibition conference aimed at independent cinemas - included changing audiences, ticket pricing, and virtual reality.Read: This Way Up 2016: 78% of audiences see the cinema as...
This Way Up Conference: 78% See Cinema as "Expensive Activity"
Tanya Easterman, senior relationship manager at Cinema First, the cross industry body which runs the Meerkat Movies promotion, has warned that cinema-going is perceived by audiences as a prohibitively expensive activity, something which poses a signficant...
US Briefs: Covert Media Sells 'Earthquake', 'The Night Watchmen'
Earthquake (pictured) and The Night Watchmen have gone in: Japan (AT Entertainment), South Korea (First Run), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), India (One World Movies), Indonesia (Moxienotion), Malaysia and Vietnam (Sahamongkol), and Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and...
Ventana Sur: Industry Address Evolving Children's Market
Natalie Altmann, founder of French producer Media Valley, explained during a session on global trends in the children's series market that the proliferation of new platforms had fundamentally changed the way the sector operates."There is a structural...
Ventana Sur: Jorge Michel Grau Eyes Next Project
Grau, who earned international acclaim with cannibal drama Somos Lo Que Hay (We Are What We Are - also the name of the 2013 English-language remake) directed the recent Mexican release 7:19 (pictured), an earthquake disaster drama that Elle Driver represents...
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