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Articles from July 2014

3blackdot Launches
Former Machinima division heads Angelo Pullen and Luke Stepleton have teamed up with ex-Ducky Dynasty executive producer Hank Stepleton and former YouTube gaming influencers Tom Cassell and Adam Montoya.The privately funded influencer-driven entertainment...
Creative Europe Names MEDIA Head
Spanish-born Lucía Recalde Langarica has been named successor to Xavier Troussard as head of the MEDIA sub-programme for Creative Europe.Michel Magnier, director of culture and creativity at the European Commission's DG Education and Culture (EAC), confirmed...
Is Boycotting the Answer in Israel?
Palestinian directors refused to show their films at the Jerusalem Film Festival last week in protest at Israeli treatment of Palestinians. Is it the right approach?The Jerusalem Film Festival unfolded last week against the backdrop of one of the bloodiest...
One Direction Film Sets Date
Arts Alliance strikes deal with Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment.Arts Alliance announce a deal with Syco, Modest! and Sony Music Entertainment to bring the One Direction 'Where We Are' tour to cinemas worldwide on Oct 11 and 12.Event cinema...
Robert Sheehan Shooting the Messenger
Cast of supernatural drama also includes Lily Cole and Jack Fox.The cast of supernatural chiller The Messenger has been confirmed, as Gateway Films and Ratio Films begins principal photography this week in the UK on locations including the Peak District.Robert...
Sarajevo Unveils Doc Competition
Out of competition screening for My Craft about artist Arsen Dedic.The Sarajevo Film Festival has announced its documentary competition for 2014.Themes explored include non-violent protests and civil disobedience (Everyday Rebellion); refugee immigration...
Screen Yorkshire Backs $25M Action Film
EXCLUSIVE: Co-pro Hunter's Prayer marks largest investment and first US production for fund.Screen Yorkshire has made its biggest production investment to date on $25m US-UK co-production Hunter's Prayer (previously known as For The Dogs).Avatar and...
Son of A Gun Goes Global
Julius Avery thriller Son Of A Gun sells around the world.Altitude Film Sales has secured deals in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East on Julius Avery's feature debut Son Of A Gun after previously locking deals for the US and UK.European...
Spackman Jumps 79% on Singapore Debut
Korea's Spackman Entertainment Group (SEG) surged 78.9% in an IPO on the Catalist board of the Singapore stock exchange on Tuesday (July 22).The company offered 69.4 million shares at S$0.26 per share, which had jumped to S$0.465 per share by the close...
Tiny Times 3 Tops China Box Office
CHINA BOX OFFICE: The third installment in Guo Jingming's Tiny Times franchise grossed $50.12m over its opening weekend in China, finally toppling Transformers: Age Of Extinction from the top spot.Distributed by Le Vision Pictures and Huace Film &...
Toronto 2014 Unveils First Wave
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has fired its awards season opening salvo, announcing a slew of world premieres for the September edition, which will close with Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos.Scroll down for full listNot to be outdone by...
Venice Days Unveils 2014 Line-Up
Shawn Christensen's Before I Disappear in 12-strong competition line-up.Scroll down for full listVenice Days (Aug 27 to Sept 6) has unveiled the line-up for its 11th edition, opening with Kim Ki-Duk's One On One and closing with Alex de la Iglesia's...
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