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Articles from August 2012

CMG Closes Crop of International Sales for Eden
EXCLUSIVE: The sex trafficking story premiered at SXSW.Cinema Management Group (CMG) has closed completed several international deals for Megan Griffiths' Eden, a feature based on the true story of a woman sold enslaved in a sex-trafficking ring in America.New...
Inch'Allah, Blackbird, Krivina among TIFF Canadian Line-Up
Toronto International Film Festival organisers also unveiled the Canadian short film line-up, industry events and four TIFF Rising Stars on Wednesday (8)."Through comedy, thrills, drama and suspense, films in the line-up present stories of youth and...
ITVS Hires Miramax Sales Head
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has snapped up Miramax's head of sales (EMEA).Dan Gopal has been appointed senior vice president and director of global digital media and home entertainment for ITVS GE.He will report to Jean-Philippe Randisi, executive...
James Cameron's Cameron Pace Group Sets Up China Headquarters
James Cameron's Cameron Pace Group (CPG) will set up a China headquarters in Tianjin Binhai Hi-tech Industrial Development Park (THIP). The China operations, named CPG China, is the first office of Cameron Pace Group outside of the US.CPG China is a...
Million Dollar Crocodile to Open 36th Montreal World Film Festival
2012 edition runs Aug 23-Sept 3 and will screen 432 films from 80 countries, including 110 world or international premieres.Lisheng Lin's Million Dollar Crocodile [pictured], reportedly China's first-ever monster movie, will open the 36th edition of...
Mobile Home
Dir: Francois Pirot. Belgium-France-Luxemburg. 2012. 93minsA road movie that never actually manages to get anywhere, Francois Pirot's film debut is a gently watchable film that while perhaps too slight and repetitive to work with audiences - at least...
MPM Film Takes on Jem Cohen's Museum Hours
EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres today (8) in Locarno competition.Pierre Menahem's MPM Film has boarded Jem Cohen's Museum Hours, which has its world premiere in Locarno competition today.The film is about an encounter between a museum guard at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches...
Museum Hours
Dir: Jem Cohen. Austria-US. 2012. 106minsVienna in winter, a woman dying in a hospital and art being reborn every day anew in one of the world's greatest museums... all of these may well constitute an intellectual delight for a select minority but doesn't...
Producers Lab Toronto Selects 24 European and Canadian Producers
Participants include Els Vandervorst [pictured] and Stephen Traynor.The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 (Sept 5-8) has selected 24 participants this year.They are 12 European and 12 Canadian producers who are looking for co-production partners.European...
Resolution
Dirs: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead. US. 2012. 93minsA clever, twisted and very impressive slow-burner of a chiller, US-indie Resolution, which screened at Tribeca and had a successful recent screening at Montreal's Fantasia International Film Festival,...
Somebody Up There Likes Me
Dir/scr: Bob Byington. US. 2012. 75minsWriter/director Bob Byington, an old hand at youthful comedies, offers up a perfectly serviceable and entirely inoffensive bit of early afternoon filmic entertainment, packed with quirky quips and absurdist dialogue,...
Ted Hope Named SFFS Executive Director
The veteran producer is the first full-time appointment to the prestigious role at the San Francisco Film Society since the death of Bingham Ray in January.Hope will begin in his new role on Sept 1 and will leave his base in New York, where he produced...
The Shine of Day
Dirs: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel. Austria. 2012. 90minsAn intriguing and rather enjoyable collision of two generations - and acting styles - makes Austrian film The Shine Of Day (Der Glanz des Tages) and surprisingly watchable film, that, while it offers...
UK and International Box Office Healthy despite Olympics Fever
UK distributors were braced for "the huge challenge" represented by the Olympics, but box office has remained solid despite record numbers staying in to watch TV coverage.Domestic box office didn't suffer during the Athens or Sydney Olympics and neither...
When a Festival Becomes a Film Star
Sophie Letourneur's Les Coquillettes -- shot at last year's Locarno Film Festival -- his a small gem that hits all the right notes about female friendships.It was with some trepidation that I went to see French director Sophie Letourneur's Les Coquillettes...
When Night Falls
Dir/scr: Ying Liang. South Korea-China. 2012. 70minsYet another product from the Jeonju Digital Project, Ying Liang's attempt to expose the fallacies of the Chinese system and shatter the benign image of the Chinese policemen, falls short of its intentions,...
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