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Articles from May 2012

AMPAS Event Celebrates the History of Digital Animation
Panel to be presented May 21 in Los Angeles.The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) will present a panel moderated by animator and film historian Tom Sito, called "The Development of the Digital Animator" on Monday, May 21, 7:30pm,...
Clifford Werber, Fluent Entertainment
The Fox and Warner Bros veteran talks about a studio-aligned equity finance model for local-language films.Clifford Werber was already intimately acquainted with local-language production from his senior executive days at Fox and Warner Bros. So as he...
Darclight Takes on Aussie Sci-Fi Crawlspace
Just in time for Cannes, sales agent Arclight Films has picked up world rights, excluding North America, to Australian science fiction action thriller Crawlspace for its Darclight label.Los Angeles-based XYZ Films will handle the North American release...
Estonia Celebrates 100 Years of Film History
With a centenary of cinema to celebrate, Estonia used April 30 to recognise the achievements of some its most venerated stars and directors.The small Baltic state of Estonia pulled out all the stops on Monday as it commemorated 100 years since the first...
Exclusive Media Reports Sales Deluge on Robot & Frank
EXCLUSIVE: Jake Schreier's popular Sundance premiere went on to screen at the EFM in Berlin and has proved to be a broadly appealing title for buyers.Exclusive Media president of international sales and distribution Alex Walton has licensed rights to...
Fast Girls
Dir: Regan Hall. UK. 2012. 91minsBritish girl-power athletics film Fast Girls has the feel-good factor to appeal to local audiences feeling the draw of the London Olympics bandwagon, and with its strong performances, uplifting story and sense of style...
Fortissimo Takes on Antonio Campos' Simon Killer
IFC already has North American rights.Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to Antonio Campos' Simon Killer, which played in competition at Sundance.IFC Films has already taken North American rights and plans a domestic theatrical launch...
IDFA Head Calls on Dutch Government to Support Jan Vrijman Fund
IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) director Ally Derks has made an outspoken plea for the Dutch Government to continue to support the Festival's Jan Vrijman Fund.Her remarks follow the announcement this week that the fund (which supports...
O-Scope Promotes Dan Berger, David Laub
The executive will jointly oversee marketing, distribution and acquisitions as it emerged that Oscilloscope Laboratories co-founder and president David Fenkel is seguing into a consultancy role after four years at the company."The crew at Oscilloscope...
Penn to Attend Cannes Haiti Benefit Gala
The event, hosted by Giorgio Armani, will be in aid of the ongoing operation in Haiti following the earthquake in 2010 and will also support charities set up by Paul Haggis and Petra Nemcova.Sean Penn will be at the Cannes Film Festival to attend a benefit...
Peter Loehr Joins Legendary East as CEO
Beijing-based company working on Zwick's The Great Wall.Former Creative Artists Agency's China managing director Peter Loehr has been confirmed as the CEO of Legendary East Ltd, the subsidiary of Legendary Pictures LLC.Loehr sent an email note to industry...
Reliance MediaWorks Eyes More Growth in UK Visual Effects Business
New CEO Venkatesh Roddam wants to further expand Reliance's global reach.In 2010, Reliance MediaWorks, the media arm of Mumbai-based conglomerate Reliance Group, acquired Soho-based film processing facility, ilab UK, Ltd. They added 5,000 square feet...
Roundtable: The Age of the Entrepeneur
Screen International, in assocation with Creative Skillset, last week hosted an industry roundtable to consider the key issues for the future of the UK film business in the digital landscape.Digital technologies provide considerable opportunities and...
Spike Island
Screen visits the set of Mat Whitecross' Stone Roses-inspired coming-of-age film.SPIKE ISLANDDirector: Mat WhitecrossWriter: Chris CoghillProducers: Fiona Neilson and Esther Douglas of Fiesta ProductionsExecutive Producers: Chris Martin, Joe Oppenheimer,...
StudioCanal, Film4, BFI Pact on Salsa Comedy Cuban Fury
StudioCanal will handle worldwide sales on the title heading into Cannes and has scheduled a UK release for spring 2013. Nick Frost conceived the story and stars alongside Rashida Jones, Chris O'Dowd and Olivia Colman.James Griffiths makes his feature...
UK's Black Hangar Studios Officially Opens for Business
The UK gets a boost with the launch of new studio facility, Black Hangar Studios, which includes a 32,000 sq ft sound stage, water tank and onsite production services and will be targeting British film and television productions who are unable to get...
YouTube Unveils UK Strategy
YouTube has revealed details of its UK content strategy for the first time, urging producers to pitch niche ideas and putting well in excess of £10m up for grabs.The Google-owned video-sharing site is advancing producers around £500,000 a year to become...
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