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Articles from March 2013

Ang Lee Joins 3D Creative Summit
Ang Lee, who scooped this year's Best Director Oscar for Life of Pi, is to speak at the inaugural 3D Creative Summit alongside the film's VFX consultant, David Conley.Lee will discuss the award-winning film and whether he will return to the 3D format...
Chinese Hits May Have Trouble Travelling
Filmart panel explores selling and branding of Chinese-language films.It is very difficult to sell Chinese films internationally but the rapid growth of the country's own exhibition market means it no longer matters. That's one conclusion that could...
Films Boutique Makes Haneke Doc Sales
EXCLUSIVE: Michael H Profession: Director sells to Australia, Taiwan, Canada and beyond.Following last weekend's UK theatrical release by Artificial Eye, Berlin-based sales agent Films Boutique has reported a slew of sales for the documentary Michael...
Forever Love
Dirs: Aozaru Shiao, Kitamura Toyoharu. Taiwan. 2013. 124minsA charmingly whimsical comedy romance that plays affectionate tribute to late 1960s heyday of Taiwanese language cinema, Forever Love is a sweet-natured film largely told in flashback, featuring...
Halo Expanding after Oscar Success
The post-production company's current slate includes Richard Curtis' About Time, Shane Meadows' Stone Roses feature documentary and Justin Chadwick's Long Walk to Freedom.London-based post production company Halo Post Production is looking to expand...
Ile-De-France out in Force at Filmart
Companies attending include Bayoo, which has worked on films including Jackie Chan's Chinese Zodiac.The Ile-de-France Film Commission, a key support for international film and television productions shooting in Paris and the surrounding region, is out...
IMAX Adds Three Theatres in Turkey
Deal with Mars Entertainment Group brings the number of IMAX theatres in Turkey to five.IMAX Corporation has signed a deal with Mars Entertainment Group to install three more IMAX theatres in cities throughout Turkey.The deal means that there will now...
John Woo Epic Heads Galloping Horse Slate
EXCLUSIVE: China's Beijing Galloping Horse Film Co (BGH) is unveiling an ambitious new production slate at Filmart, headed by John Woo's next film as director, which is scheduled to start shooting in mid-May.Scripted by Wang Huiling (Lust, Caution),...
Oz Holds Firm at UK Box Office
Disney's 3D prequel records second consecutive week as number one and climbs to $11.6m (£7.7m) to date.In an otherwise soft market, Oz the Great and Powerful recorded an excellent second weekend to retain top spot at the UK box office.Disney's 3D prequel...
Petal Dance
Dir/scr: Hiroshi Ishikawa. Japan. 2013. 90minsA moody and moving story of four women all caught up with their own very different painful memories, the brittle and gently sorrowful Petal Dance (Petaru Dansu) is an impressively low-key drama driven by...
Stephen Graham Drama Orthodox Set to Shoot
EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director David Leon's feature debut, the first backed by Ingenious' SEIS fund, is set to shoot in and around Newcastle.Shoot commences on March 31 in and around Newcastle on actor-director David Leon's feature debut Orthodox, starring...
Ten Asian Projects in Filmart's ACE Line-Up
Ten producers and feature films from the region are among the 16 currently attending the third Hong Kong co-production lab held by Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE) during Filmart.Yifan Lai (Knife in Clean Water), Simon Sun (The Aristocrats), Wei Zhong...
The Bureau Launches Third 'Save Our Scripts'
Seven month programme will see writers develop a feature length screenplay and producers fast track their development experience.The Bureau has launched the third edition of their 'Save Our Scripts' (SOS) Development Lab, with applications accepted from...
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