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Articles from September 2013

BAFTA, WB Name Prince William Scholars
BAFTA has announced the ten UK recipients of its BAFTA Scholarship Programme, which assists students in need of financial support to study a post-graduate course in film, television or games. Three students will receive the programme's first Prince William...
BFI Sets Integrators VPF Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: BFI proposes new VPF framework ahead of Film Policy Review meeting.Ahead of this autumn's reconvening of the Film Policy Review panel, the British Film Institute has written to digital cinema integrators with a "formal request" for them to...
Cameron Bailey Responds: Toronto the Big
The TIFF Artistic Director defends the size of Toronto's programme.Toronto. "Just too big," wrote ScreenDaily editor Wendy Mitchell (see article here). Like anyone accused of putting on weight, I have to respond.In my welcome remarks for this year's...
Cold Comes the Night
Dir: Tze Chun. US. 2013. 90minsAn old-fashioned film-noir crime thriller, the evocatively titled Cold Comes The Night offers up some rather straight-forward crime action, and while perhaps too low key for its own good, it is given heart and energy due...
Creative Europe Guarantee Facility Delayed
The guarantee facility scheme planned as part of the Creative Europe framework programme is now not expected to begin fully operating until 2016.Originally, the European Commission (EC) had proposed that the guarantee facility with a budget of $280m...
Director John Greyson on Hunger Strike
Canadian filmmaker and doctor Tarek Loubani refuse food to protest their detention in a Cairo jail.Canadian filmmaker John Greyson and emergency room physician Tarek Loubani have informed friends and supporters through their Egyptian lawyers that they...
Event Cinema Conference Set for Oct 15
The Event Cinema Association (ECA) is planning a conference and networking event to be held in London on Oct 15.The conference, to be held at Cineworld at the O2, is aimed at exhibitors, distributors, content providers and affiliate technical partners.Guest...
Exclusive Media Appoints Hohauser
Former Summit and Marvel exec named CFO of Exclusive Media's executive board.Ron Hohauser has been appointed to Exclusive Media's executive board as chief financial officer with immediate effect.He has been a financial and strategic consultant to Exclusive...
James Gray, Larry Clark to Head Rome Juries
Gray to chair competition jury, Clark on CinemaXXI duty.Writer-directors James Gray and Larry Clark have been appointed to lead the Rome International Film Festival's (Nov 8-17) competition and CinemaXXI juries, respectively.Gray, director of The Yards...
James McAvoy Gets Filth-Y
James McAvoy turns to whisky and pies in preparing for his latest role.Filth certainly shows James McAvoy like we've never seen him before: smoking, drinking, snorting, shagging, cursing, punching, and any other form of misbehaviour you can imagine.In...
Lindholm to Make Afghanistan Film
A Hijacking director Tobias Lindholm to next shoot a feature about military action in Afghanistan.Danish director Tobias Lindholm, who won several awards for his Somali pirate drama A Hijacking (Kapringen), will next make The War (Krigen), about the...
Mumbai, Abbey Road Team on Music Lab
The Mumbai Film Festival is partnering with the UK's Abbey Road Studios and Bohemia Junction to launch a Music Composers Lab during this year's edition of the festival (October 17-24).The three-day Lab (Oct 21-23) will be held in the high-tech audio...
Piracy Uses 24% of All Bandwidth
NBC Universal-commissioned report reveals surging levels of online piracy, with 432m users seeking pirate content in a single month.Global internet piracy is growing rapidly, according to a new report commissioned by NBC Universal.In the three key regions...
Rutger Hauer to Exec Van Gogh Biopic
Blade Runner star to executive produce Kalliope Films' biopic of the Dutch artist.Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, recently seen in HBO series True Blood, is teaming with Netherlands production company Kalliope Films to executive produce biopic Van Gogh."I...
Wild Bunch Revs Up on Ashes
EXCLUSIVE: Rising From Ashes, a documentary about the Rwandan national cycling team, is executive produced and narrated by Forest Whitaker and is said to be generating Oscar buzz.Wild Bunch has taken on sales of T C Johnstone's documentary Rising From...
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