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Articles from December 2012

Al Clark Lines Up Trio Including Stephan Elliott Comedy
Producer Al Clark is working on an untitled comedy with director Stephan Elliott, a pairing that previously created The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert, one of the best-known Australian films ever made.The spotlight turned on Clark this...
Ang Lee: Possessed by Film
The BAFTA and Oscar-winning director looked back at his career at Sunday's BAFTA A Life in Pictures event.Ang Lee's latest directorial effort, the 3D adaptation Life of Pi, comes exactly two decades after his debut feature Pushing Hands (1992). As part...
Creative Scotland Boss Andrew Dixon Quits
The head of Scotland's arts funding body is stepping down following a critical attack on the organisation.Andrew Dixon will step down as Creative Scotland's chief executive at the end of January, following a handover period.The board will now begin the...
Les Arcs Unveils Work in Progress Titles
Upcoming titles from Lech Majewski and duo Ben Rivers and Ben Russell are among the 12 films to be showcased in the Work in Progess section of the Les Arcs European Film Festival.On Dec 16, the Work in Progress session - now in its second year - will...
Satellite Award Nominees Named
Les Miserables, Lincoln and Silver Linings Playbook are among the big nominees for the International Press Academy's 2012 Satellite Awards.Joining the big three on the IPA's list of best motion picture nominees are Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild,...
Skyfall Shoots Back to the Top of the UK Box Office
Latest Bond mission on brink of overtaking Avatar as the all-time champion; Breaking Dawn - Part 2 becomes eOne's biggest film ever; Ben Wheatley's critically acclaimed Sightseers opens with $342,000 (£213,014) from 92 sites.In its sixth week, Skyfall...
So Undercover
Dir: Tom Vaughan. US. 2012. 96minsAs a transitional film aimed at helping singer-actress Miley Cyrus make then move from teen icon from her Hannah Montana television series to fully-fledged adult film star the fan-friendly So Undercover only manages...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Dir: Peter Jackson. US. 2012. 170minsDirector Peter Jackson's return to the land of Orcs, Dwarves, Elves, Wizards and Hobbits turns out to be a happy homecoming. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey recaptures much of the epic spectacle of the filmmaker's...
Unifrance Launches Third Edition of Online Film Festival
Curzon On Demand, iTunes, Vudu and good!movies among 19 platforms partnering with festival running Jan 17 to Feb 17 2013Unifrance and Paris-based cinema portal have unveiled the third edition of MyFrenchFilmFestival.com, their ever-burgeoning online...
UniFrance Showcase Gets New Outlets
UniFrance Films is partnering with iTunes, Vudu and Eurocinema to present a third, extended edition of its MyFrenchFilmFestival.com new French cinema showcase.The ten features and ten shorts in the festival will be available online and on demand from...
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