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Articles from April 2015

Agnieszka Holland: Crisis of Content in European Cinema
Speaking exclusively to ScreenDaily, the Polish director and EFA chair said: ¨The real crisis of European cinema is one of content.¨We always have some good movies, but not enough. We have to make better ones, ones that are not just artistic and self-involved,...
'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Breaks UK Box Office Records with $27.3M Debut
DISNEYAfter recording the second highest opening Thursday of all time, it was only a question of how big Avengers: Age Of Ultron would open at the top of the UK box office.The result was a storming $27.3m (£18m) bow from its 585 sites, including $5.5m...
BFI Appoints Diversity Manager
The BFI (British Film Institute) has appointed Deborah Williams to the new role of diversity manager.Williams commences her role at the BFI on June 1 to help push forward its diversity agenda and augment the Three Ticks initiative across all BFI funding...
Daryl Katz to Back Silver Pictures Entertainment
Former head of international and media finance at ICM Hal Sadoffjoins as CEO of Silver Pictures Entertainment, which now has the capital source to independently develop, produce, finance and package a slate of film, TV and digital projects.Silver's former...
Hilary Swank, Tom Wilkinson to Star in David Hare Drama
Oscar-winner Hilary Swank and Oscar-nominee Tom Wilkinson are attached to star in courtroom drama Denial, about Holocaust denier David Irving.Acclaimed UK playwright and screenwriter David Hare (The Reader, The Hours) has adapted Deborah E. Lipstadt's...
Kartemquin Films in Campaign to Save Buddhist Heritage Site
Saving Mes Aynak premiered at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam last November and follows archaeologist Qadir Temori and his fight to save the Mes Aynak site.The filmmakers say the location in Taliban-controlled Logar Province is...
'Ride': Review
Dir/scr: Helen Hunt, US, 2015, 93 mins.Taken purely from the perspective of the marketplace, Ride is an interesting experiment. Written and directed by Helen Hunt (Mad About You), it's a comedy about a neurotic New York mother who follows her 20-year-old...
Sheffield Doc/Fest Unveils MeetMarket Projects
SCROLL DOWN FOR FULL LIST OF PROJECTSSheffield Doc/Fest (June 5-10) has revealed the titles that will pitch for funding at its MeetMarket initiative, celebrating 10 years in 2015.A total of 64 filmmaker teams from 19 countries will pitch to international...
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