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Absolutely Anything Wraps Shoot
First image released of Simon Pegg in the comedy that reunites the voices of the Monty Python team on film.Shooting has wrapped in London on Absolutely Anything, the new comedy starring Simon Pegg from Monty Python's Terry Jones.The story follows a disillusioned...
Bad Neighbours Tops UK Chart
Universal's comedy scores mighty $14.2m (£8.42m) debut, including previews; StudioCanal's The Wind Rises posts second-best UK bow for Studio Ghibli.Given that its previews alone would have seen it top last weekend's chart, it was only a question of how...
CANNES: The French Collection
Despite increasing pressures on the funding of French film, local producers are bringing an exciting selection of projects to Cannes. Interviews by Melanie Goodfellow.Marie Masmonteil and Denis Carot, Elzévir FilmsIn Cannes with...Un Certain Regard opener...
Danis Tanovi? Wins EU Prix MEDIA
Bosnian director [pictured] scoops award that rewards a film project with the best box office potential submitted for development funding from Creative Europe's MEDIA programme.Danis Tanovic has won the EU Prix MEDIA at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.The...
Edward Noeltner, Cinema Management Group
Cinema Management Group's Ed Noeltner tells Jeremy Kay about the company's evolution and its success with independent animations.The contours of the film business may shift as companies come and go, but Edward Noeltner's Cinema Management Group is a...
Future Leaders 2014: Sales and Distribution
Find out who are the dynamic, inspiring executives who will be driving the sector forward.Click here to read the digital editionScreen started highlighting the Future Leaders in our Cannes issue two years ago, when we spotlighted emerging sales and acquisitions...
Highland to Sell Anchor Bay UK Trio in Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group has teamed up with Anchor Bay UK to handle sales on three genre titles on the Croisette.The films are World War Dead, We Still Kill The Old Way, and Age Of Kill.World War Dead stars Ray Panthaki, Wendy Glenn and Kacey Barnfield...
Hyena to Open Edinburgh
Gerard Johnson's follow-up to Tony to receive world premiere as opening film; contenders for Michael Powell Award also revealed, including six world premieres.The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has revealed that corrupt cop drama Hyena...
IFP Names Anniversary Lab Fellows
Top brass at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) have announced (12) 10 ten documentaries selected for the 2014 Independent Filmmaker Labs for first-time feature directors.The creative teams of the selected films, chosen from a national pool of more...
Inside Pictures Unveils 2014 Participants
Leading film industry skills development programme announces 16-strong participants list.Inside Pictures has unveiled the participants for its 2014 edition.The leading film industry business training and leadership skills development programme is now...
Is France Still a Cinephile Nation?
France has long been a model of cinema-going culture. But with a box-office drop in 2013, a dip in local production and cinema audiences getting older, Melanie Goodfellow looks at the future of film culture in the digital age.Abel Ferrara's Welcome To...
Mark Slone Earns Distribution Stripes at eOne
The former svp of acquisitions has assumed the new newly created role of evp of theatrical distribution, effective immediately.In his new position, Slone will oversee all Canadian acquisitions and cross-functional theatrical teams, working closely with...
Medient Backs Kamal Swaroop's Battle
Medient Studios and producer Manu Kumaran are backing Kamal Swaroop's documentary The Battle Of Banaras, which follows the on-going Indian elections.The film focuses on the how the election is playing out in Banaras, a city that represents India's social...
Northern Ireland: Prepared for Battle
Northern Ireland Screen plans to place the territory at the forefront of the UK industry thanks to an ambitious new investment plan. Sarah Cooper reports.We like to think we're competing not with the UK but with the rest of the world," says Richard Williams,...
Northern Ireland: The Game Changer
Northern Ireland's production scene has been expanding rapidly thanks to major projects such as Game Of Thrones. Sarah Cooper looks at how the territory is continuing to grow its infrastructure and crews, while building up its local film-making industry.It...
Northern Ireland: The Next Stage
Northern Ireland offers low costs, studio space and great locations -- and that's before the expansion of Titanic Studios. Sarah Cooper reports.With its stunning locations, easy transport to London and low cost base, Northern Ireland has established...
Northern Ireland: The Talent Pool
Some of Northern Ireland's hottest creative film talents tell Sarah Cooper about their latest projects.Stephen FingletonWriter-directorDerry-born Fingleton is about to go into prep on his first feature, The Survivalist, a dystopian thriller about a man...
Pierre-Ange le Pogam, Grace of Monaco
When veteran producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam first came to Cannes in the 1970s, he slept in a tent. Some 40 years later, the former Gaumont and EuropaCorp exec is on the Croisette with his fledgling company Stone Angels and opening night film Grace Of...
Western Edge Pictures Unveils Slate
UK production company launches with finance partner Gennaker.Western Edge Pictures (WEP) has launched with finance partner Gennaker and Film Agency Wales funding.Gennaker will invest up to £5m in its first phase across two years with a bespoke approach...
'What Are Your Cannes Rituals?'
Screen asks film festival regulars."I go to Monoprix on the first day and meet all the industry people with their caddies full of bottles -- like mine! It's the best way to first see people. Once you've queued in a Monoprix with someone, you can't pretend...
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Dir: Bryan Singer. US. 2014. 130minsReturning to the X-Men franchise for the first time since 2003, director Bryan Singer shows little sign of rust, delivering one of the series' very best instalments. X-Men: Days Of Future Past has a grandeur and elegance...
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