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Articles from September 2015

All3Media Invests in Top UK Film Directors
Screen's sister title Broadcast revealed last month that Tucker was in talks with the UK super-indie, and he and Maguire have now launched Seven Stories, which will create TV projects for broadcasters in the UK and US.All3Media, which has funded the...
Busan: Japan's Studio Ghibli Named Asian Filmmaker of the Year
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, Studio Ghibli was founded by My Neighbor Totoro director Miyazaki and Takahata Isao, who directed recent Oscar-nominated animation The Tale Of Princess Kaguya.Studio Ghibli has produced 21 films including Howl's...
CentEast Market Unveils Works-in-Progress Projects
The ten titles selected for the 11th CentEast Market works-in-progress presentations.Nine feature fiction films and one documentary are among selected projects that will be presented in Warsaw (Oct 16) before travelling to CentEast Moscow (Oct 19) and...
China Sales Outfit Turbo Films Launches Slate
Newly minted Beijing-based international sales outfit Turbo Films has launched with a slate including veteran director He Ping's Toronto drama The Promised Land.The only Asian entry in TIFF's Platform section, writer-director-producer He Ping's first...
Doing Business in France: Trade and Export Guide
France export overviewMetropolitan France, known as "L'Hexagone" is an ideally situated, diverse and prosperous export market for British companies. It can also be a stepping stone into other eurozone markets.Contact a UKTI France export adviser for...
'Guilty': Review
Dir. Meghna Gulzar, India, 2015, 133 minutesGuilty is an epic look at two gruesome killings, made worse by a series of wild miscarriages of justice. Meghna Gulzar's thriller based on a true story is such a mockery of the legal system that much of it...
'Ida' Wins at Polish Film Institute Awards
The awards were presented at a gala ceremony last night during the Gdynia Film Festival (Sept 14-29).Lodz-based Opus Film and the ACME PR agency won the prize for Ïnternational Promotion of Polish Cinemäfor its Oscar campaign for Pawel Pawlikowski's...
'I Smile Back': Review
Dir. Adam Salky. US. 2014. 85minsA wife and mother with a seemingly great life slowly succumbs to her addictions in I Smile Back, a drama that doesn't dig deep enough into its protagonist's turmoil. Occasionally affecting in its small moments, the follow-up...
'Keith Richards: Under the Influence': Review
Dir. Morgan Neville. US. 2015. 81minsThe title Keith Richards: Under The Influence may seem like a wry nod to the Rolling Stones guitarist's infamous history with booze and drugs, but this likeable, lightweight documentary is actually more concerned...
'London Fields' Producers Hit Back after Toronto Pulls Film
"We are greatly disappointed that TIFF decided to pull the film from the festival," the producers said in a statement."We have always loved launching our films here, but feel that in particular case there has been an ill-considered decision made against...
'London Fields' Pulled from TIFF over Lawsuit
Update 18/09: 'London Fields' producers hit back after Toronto pulls filmToronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has pulled noir thriller London Fields from its line-up and cancelled tomorrow's world premiere following reports that director Matthew...
Oscars: France Shortlist Revealed
Five films will be considered for selection as France's entry to the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 88th Academy Awards.The shortlist was decided upon at a meeting this morning held at the CNC (National Center for Cinema and the Moving Image)....
Rwandan Genocide Survivor among BAFTA Scholars
Hosea Ntaborwa is one of 16 students to receive a Prince William Scholarship in Film, Television and Games, supported by BAFTA and Warner Bros.Ntaborwa, from south London, will receive £7,500 to study for a Diploma in Production Sound for Film and Television...
'Sky': Review
Dir. Fabienne Berthaud, France, Germany 2015. 100 minsThe third collaboration between director Fabienne Berthaud and Diane Kruger after Frankie (2005) and Lily Sometimes (2010), Sky is a low-key, loosely-structured portrait of a woman in search of herself....
Warner Bros' Roy Button to Receive Production Guild Award
Roy Button, EVP and MD at Warner Bros. Productions, is to receive the Production Guild Contribution to the Industry Award for his outstanding contribution to the development and sustainability of the UK film and TV industry.The industry veteran will...
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