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Articles from October 2015

Canal Plus CEO Calls for More French Genre Pictures
New Canal Plus CEO Maxime Saada has put out a call to the French cinema world to produce more action and adventure pictures and crime thrillers to fill the gap leftby the US Studios' focus on superheroes and teenage audiences.Speaking at a debate on...
China, Netherlands Sign Film Treaty
The People's Republic of China and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have signed a treaty for the co-production of films between both countries.The Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bert Koenders, and Chinese Minister of the State Administration of Press,...
Godard, Desplechin Sign Calais Migrants Petition
A petition initiated by French filmmakers last week calling on the French government to do more to help the inhabitants of the Calais "jungle" in northern France is gathering momentum, with Jean-Luc Godard and Arnaud Desplechin among the signatories.The...
'Hotel Transylvania 2' Retains Top Spot at UK Box Office with $3.5M
Further distributor results to come...SONYAs the market prepares for the launch of Spectre tonight [Oct 26], Hotel Transylvania 2 enjoyed a second straight week at the top of the UK box office.Sony's animated sequel dropped a slim 19% (excluding previews)...
How to… Shoot Your Film on the Street
First you need to consider whether you are on public land. Many apparently public spaces, for example the London bridges, are actually privately owned. If the land is not public you will need the consent of the owner before accessing it.If you are going...
Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Paul Weller Weigh into Boxing Drama
Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) and Michael Smiley (Kill List) have joined Johnny Harris (This Is England '86) in a British boxing drama, which Independent will launch at the American Film Market (AFM) (Nov 4-11).The film, as-yet-untitled, is based on the...
John Woo Keeps Aim on 'The Killer' Remake
John Woo spent much of the '90s and early 2000s directing US hits like Broken Arrow, Face/Offand Mission: Impossible II, before going back to Chinese films with Red Cliffin 2008.So would he ever consider a return to Hollywood?"I have never left. I still...
North Korea Doc, Oscar Hopefuls in Tallinn Black Nights Competition
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LISTEstonia's Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 13-29) has revealed the international competition line-up for its 19th edition.The festival will screen 18 titles in competition, comprising seven world premieres, three international...
Patricia Arquette Docks with Claire Denis Sci-Fi Also Set to Star Robert Pattinson
Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) has joined Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Mia Goth (The Survivalist) in the cast of Claire Denis' anticipated untitled sci-fi, written by UK novelist Zadie Smith (White Teeth) and Smith's writer husband Nick...
Rome Film Fest Wrap: 'Angry Indian Goddesses' Wins Top Prize
The Rome International Film Festival's 10th edition concluded on Saturday (Oct 24) with Pan Nalin's female "buddy" movie Angry Indian Goddesses winning the sole prize of the event - The BNL People's Choice Award.The director, who also made India's highest-grossing...
US BRIEFS: Codegirl, TransFatty Lives Find Home at FilmBuff
FilmBuffhas licensed worldwide rights to Lesley Chilcott's Codegirl (pictured), which follows Technovation, a competition in which high school girls from around the world have three months to design an app to solve a problem in their community.The film...
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