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Articles from February 2013

Bankside Picks Up Philosophers in Time for Berlin
Bankside Films has come on to handle international sales in Berlin on fantasy thriller The Philosophers starring James D'Arcy. Paradigm represents North American rights.The project marks the third feature from writer-director John Huddles and shot entirely...
Cinedigm, Voltage Sign Output Deal with Rapid Eye
Cinedigm and Voltage Pictures have signed a three-year, five-film output deal with Marco Weber's new genre label Rapid Eye Film. Rapid Eye will develop, finance and produce the films, while Cinedigm will provide US theatrical, VoD, digital, TV and DVD...
Estonia's Jaak Kilmi and Kiur Aarma Plan Historical Drama
Estonian filmmaker/producer duo Jaak Kilmi and Kiur Aarma are going back in time to the eve of the First World War for their next feature film project The Hoppers (Hüppajad) which won the Screen International Best Pitch Award at Tallinn's Baltic Event...
Eye on Films, Dailymotion Launch Online Film Season
Catalogue of films to be screened for free on the first Monday of every month.Paris-based Eye on Films and French video-sharing website Dailymotion have launched a new initiative called "I Love Mondays", showcasing a selection of first-time pictures...
Good Films to Adapt Police Corruption Book LAbyrinth
Good Films, the UK production company founded by Miriam Segal, has acquired the rights to LAbyrinth, Randall Sullivan's investigative tome into police and political corruption in Los Angeles.Sullivan's book, first serialized in Rolling Stone Magazine,...
Inspiration at the Annie Awards
Director Timothy Reckart recounts his night at the Annie Awards in Hollywood and the moment he won the prize for Best Student Film.What a thrill it was to be in Hollywood this past weekend for the 40th Annie Awards, known as "animation's highest honour".With...
Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons
Dirs: Stephen Chow, Derek Kwok. China. 2013. 110minsA glorious return to form after the slightly underwhelming CJ7 (2008) and his first ever directorial effort in which he doesn't also play the lead role, Stephen Chow's Journey To The West: Conquering...
Les Misérables Tops UK Box Office for Fourth Week
Universal's musical crosses the £30m mark in its fourth weekend, retaining top spot in the process; Flight soars to a $2.2m (£1.4m) debut as the week's highest new entry.Suffering a drop of only around 30% in its fourth weekend, Universal's Les Misérables...
Lionsgate, SC Films Partner on I Am Soldier, Green Street Sequel
Lionsgate UK produces and will release two new UK productions, SC Films to handle sales.Lionsgate UK is to release features I Am Soldier and Green Street Hooligans: Underground, two films it has produced in the UK.SC Films has boarded international sales...
Mister Smith Boards Constantin Rom-Com Love, Rosie
Constantin production adapted by Juliette Towhidi from Cecelia Ahern's novel Where Rainbows End, set to star Lily Collins [pictured] and Sam Claflin. Christian Ditter to direct.London-based sales outfit Mister Smith will be introducing buyers at the...
MK2 Closes Theatrical Distribution Unit
French theatrical release of MK2 slate in France will be handled by Diaphana in the future.Paris-based producer, distributor and exhibitor MK2 has closed down its in-house theatrical distribution division and signed a deal with independent distributor...
Nick Taussig, Paul Van Carter Set Up UK Production Company
EXCLUSIVE: The pair, which had been at Revolver/Gunslinger, kick off Salon Pictures with slate including James Nunn LA-set thriller, Churchill project, teen thriller and bare-knuckle fighting biopic.Producers Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter are leaving...
Purge, Almost 18 Sweep Finnish Awards
Finnish Oscar submission, Purge, wins five in Helsinki.Purge (Puhdistus), an adaptation of Sofi Oksinen's novel directed by Antti Jokinen, won five awards at the Jussi Awards in Helsinki yesterday (Feb 3).Awards were handed to Laura Bim to and Liisi...
SC Films Boards Animation Wish
EXCLUSIVE: Simon Crowe's SC Films takes international and joint North American rights to family feature from Prana Studios.Ahead of the EFM, UK sales outfit SC Films International has taken international rights to 3D animation Wish from Hoodwinked! writer...
Screen Training Ireland to Transfer from FÁS to the Irish Film Board
Transfer of these functions follows the recent publication of the Further Education and Training Bill 2013, which will see the disbanding of FÁS and the establishment of SOLAS.Training resource Screen Training Ireland is to transfer from the FÁS to the...
Sundance Deals: Big Spenders
This year's Sundance Film Festival (Jan 17-27) saw a flurry of pick-ups -- with buyers paying a lot of money for the right films. Jeremy Kay reportsScroll down for a round-up of Sundance dealsWhen Fox Searchlight paid what is believed to be $9.8m for...
Wreck-It Ralph Smashes Annies
Disney's Oscar-nominated Wreck-It Ralph smashed the competition at the 40th Annie Awards, winning five trophies including best animated film.The film, about a video game bad guy who wants to turn hero, beat Pixar's Golden Globe-winner Brave as well as...
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