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Articles from September 2013

Butler to Open Mumbai Film Festival
Lee Daniels' The Butler will open the 15th Mumbai Film Festival (October 17-24), which will screen more than 200 films from 65 countries and award $220,000 in cash prizes.Presented by Reliance Entertainment and organised by the Mumbai Academy of Moving...
Cinema Eye Unveils Shorts Finalists
Fifteen documentary short films are on the 'Shorts List'.Cinema Eye has unveiled the fifteen documentary short films named as finalists for the 2014 award for Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking.The announcement was made on the opening...
Daldry's Trash Heads to RioMarket
Stephen Daldry's Trash to be one of the co-pro cases featured at RioMarket.Stephen Daldry's Trash, produced by UK's Working Title Films and PeaPie Films with Brazil's O2 Filmes, will be one of the co-production cases studied at the seminars of RioMarket...
Davies, Greenaway Projects Set for Holland Film Meeting
Projects from Terence Davies and Peter Greenaway among the titles being pitched at the Netherlands Production Platform (NPP).The Holland Film Meeting (Sept 26-29), the Utrecht-based event dedicated to funding independent cinema, begins today.Projects...
Denmark Sends the Hunt to Oscars
Thomas Vinterberg's The Hunt has been selected as Denmark's official entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.The Hunt world premiered at Cannes International Film Festival last year, where it took home the Best Actor Award (Mads Mikkelsen),...
Exchange Promotes McCormick, Trischitta
EXCLUSIVE: Company also hires Danny Gusman and Max Leeds.Sales, financing and production company The Exchange has announced a series of promotions and new hires as it expands.Chief financial officer Giovanna Trischitta has now also become COO, where...
Longinotto Starts Dreamcatchers
RISE Films is reteaming with Longinotto for US prostitution documentary.London-based production company RISE Films is reteaming with Kim Longinotto for her latest feature documentary, The Dreamcatchers.Principal photography started this week in Chicago,...
Mike Hurst Joins Creative Skillset
Mike Hurst has joined Creative Skillset as its Executive Director of Industry Partnerships.He said: "It is a real challenge for businesses, large and small, to ensure their staff are skilled across multiple platforms and disciplines within this fast...
Mourning Has Broken: $1,000 and a Lot of Energy
Made for $1,000, the Butler brothers' Mourning Has Broken was part of Ingrid Veninger's 1K Challenge project.In the 1K Challenge project, Canadian filmmakers Brett and Jason Butler tell the story of a man who wakes up to find his wife dead and refuses...
Philip French Gets BFI Fellowship
Veteran critic Philip French has been awarded a BFI Fellowship for outstanding contribution to film culture.Film critic Philip French has been awarded a BFI Fellowship for his contribution to film culture.BFI chair Greg Dyke last night presented veteran...
Sheffield Doc/Fest Reshuffles
New senior management incorporates new deputy director, director of programming and additional staff.Sheffield Doc/Fest is getting a new senior management structure led by festival director Heather Croall.Charlie Phillips who joined Doc/Fest in 2008...
Taiwan's Golden Horse Projects Revealed
Taiwan's Golden Horse Film Project Promotion (FPP) has unveiled this year's selection of 25 films chosen from a record 117 submissions.The organization stated "these projects reflect the active and engaged state of Chinese-language film industry in all...
Target Launches Family VoD Service
Partnering with Common Sense Media, Target's new service makes it easier for parents to pick the right content for their children.Target has announced that its new family-friendly digital video service, Target Ticket, is available to guests nationwide.Partnering...
Warsaw, Brindisi, Cottbus Reveal Projects
New films by Krzysztof Zanussi, Merab Kokochashvili and Jan Cvitkovic are among the projects from Eastern Europe being presented at platforms in Warsaw, Brindisi and Cottbus in the coming weeks.The CentEast Warsaw-Moscow initiative will be presenting...
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