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Articles from October 2013

AMC Acquires Chellomedia for $1Bn
US cable group AMC Networks has acquired Chellomedia, the European content arm of Liberty Global, for $1 billion.The company, which operates AMC, the broadcaster behind Mad Men and Breaking Bad, IFC, Sundance Channel and WEtv, is to use the acquisition...
Asante: Women Still Crave a Voice
Belle director and stars discuss their frustration with women's portrayal in the media and both new opportunities and ongoing challenges for black actors.After Belle's standing ovation at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Screen sat down with director Amma...
BFI Roadshow's Film Forever Update
UK-wide roadshow begins this week.The British Film Institute (BFI) is to host a series of roadshows across the UK throughout November to discuss progress on Film Forever, its five-year plan to support UK film, alongside the work of its new partners.It...
Cloudy 2 Storms UK Box Office
Sony's sequel records $5.9m (£3.66m) debut, including previews, to dethrone Fox's Turbo; Captain Phillips tops Fri-Sun weekend for second consecutive week with $3m (£2.44m).Somewhat appropriately given last night's storm, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs...
Ennio Morricone Wins EFA Award
Italian composer, famous for his Spaghetti Western scores, honoured for his work on The Best Offer.Ennio Morricone is one of the first six winners announced by the European Film Academy who will be honoured at this year's 26th European Film Awards.The...
Film Agency Wales Launches $450K Fund
Ambition to boost Welsh film industry with new company support fund.Welsh film companies are to be given the opportunity to further their innovation, capacity and audience reach with the Film Agency for Wales' new Company Support programme. Through the...
Films Boutique Scores Walesa Sales
EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales company racks up deals ahead of AFM.Films Boutique is set to attend the American Film Market next week with Polish Oscar submission Walesa. Man of Hope, and has already secured a slew of sales.Andrzej Wajda's biopic, which...
Joe Swanberg, Drinking Buddies
Ian Sandwell talks to prolific filmmaker Joe Swanberg about his biggest project to date, comedy Drinking Buddies.Fuelled by a desire to work with actors he admired and with a "loose idea" for a story, filmmaker Joe Swanberg started meeting with people...
Kahn: India Needs Perception Shift
Life of Pi actor Irrfan Kahn has added further criticism of India's submission to the Oscars - and revealed he wants to make a film based around music.Kahn starred in The Lunchbox, a heartwarming feature that debuted at Cannes and was considered a shoo-in...
Mann Made Boosts UK Operation
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Dockery hired as head of development; company launches writing programme.Mann Made Films, the Manchester-based production company behind assassin thriller The Tournament, is set to expand its operations in the UK.The outfit, owned by...
Pan-Euro Pacts Ahead of Creative Europe
Two new pan-European alliances are in the process of being created ahead of the launching of the European Union's Creative Europe framework programme in January 2014.Organisations as diverse as the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the Federation of...
Sherief Elkatsha, Cairo Drive
Cairo Drive, which has its world premiere in Abu Dhabi's Documentary Competition tonight, shows an intimate portrait of Cairo's 20 million inhabitants -- inside its 14 million vehicles.Sherief Elkatsha, who splits his time between New York City and Cairo,...
Tarantino Has a Laugh in Morelia
The youthful Mexican festival also welcomes Alejandro Jodorowsky.Now in its 11th year, Mexico's Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) is one of those events that put a smile on the faces of visiting film-makers, critics and industry people. It's...
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