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Articles from March 2012

Benelux Distributor Lumiere Moves into International Sales
To handle animated feature Phantom Boy from team behind Oscar nominated A Cat In Paris.Benelux distributor Lumiere is to take the plunge into international sales, it was announced this week at Cartoon Movie in Lyon.The first film Lumiere will handle...
Chadwick, Harris Circle Mandela Biopic Long Walk to Freedom
EXCLUSIVE: Anant Singh's long-gestating Nelson Mandela biopic heats up with Justin Chadwick in advanced talks to direct and Skyfall actress Naomie Harris in talks to star as Winnie Mandela opposite Idris Elba.Director Justin Chadwick and actress Naomie...
Croatian Audiovisual Centre Supports Grlic, Juric, Ogresta
The Croatian Audiovisual Centre has announced it latest fundings, with a total of 62 projects receiving $6.8m, out of which eight feature films will share $5.2m.Production company Kinorama has received funding for two feature films: $738,187 for The...
Global Screen Reports Strong Debut at Berlinale's EFM
Global Screen, the joint venture of Telepool and Bavaria Media, did brisk business with its wide-ranging lineup at its first market in the new incarnation during the Berlinale's European Film Market (EFM)."We were successful in a variety of genres,"...
Kevin Macdonald
Oscar winning director Kevin Macdonald talks about the challenges of making his latest documentary about reggae legend Marley.A decade ago, Kevin Macdonald - whose credits include One Day In September, Touching The Void and The Last King Of Scotland...
MGM Cements Int'l Network with Lusomundo, Selim Ramia Deals
Hot on the heels of clearing debt and securing a $500m revolving credit facility, the revitalised studio's co-chairmen and CEOs Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum say they have effectively sealed their global distribution network with two fresh multi-year...
Monsieur Lazhar Wins Big at Canada's Genie Awards
A Dangerous Method wins five prizes.The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television presented its 32nd Annual Genie Awards last night, with Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar winning six prizes.It won for best motion picture, direction and adapted...
Penny Woolcock Amongst Bertha Britdoc Grantees
Fourteen grants totaling £230,000 have been awarded through The Bertha Foundation and BRITDOC's new Connect Fund and Documentary Journalism Fund.The Connect Fund - aimed at supporting strategic outreach campaigns which can achieve real change on a local,...
Screen Australia's Letters of Interest to Be More Useful as a Financing Tool
If proposed changes to Screen Australia's guidelines go ahead, there will be fewer hoops to jump through in order to be eligible for a letter of interest.These letters signal that the government agency is seriously interested in investing in the film...
The Raven
Dir: James McTeigue. US. 2012. 110minsA glossy attempt to blend the gothic and macabre with serial killer police procedural, The Raven puts horror writer Edgar Allan Poe (played by John Cusack) in the middle of a crime plot driven by gruesome crimes...
UK's DCMS Seeking Views on EC's Plans for Creative Europe
German Producers Alliance calls for changes to a future guarantee fund and retention of MEDIA Desks/Antenna.The UK's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have invited individuals and organisations within the British creative community to participate...
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