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Articles from January 2012

2012 Preview: Tentpoles
Screen previews 30 studio tentpole pictures that hope to dominate screen space across the world in 2012. Release details given are US dates, some preliminary.The Dark Knight Rises[pictured]Warner Bros; July 20Christopher Nolan delivers the finale of...
2012 Preview: The Prestige Pictures
There is a wealth of high-prestige pictures set for release this year and a potentially classic end-of-year awards season featuring new movies by Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, the Coen brothers, Terrence Malick, Quentin Tarantino, Baz Luhrmann, Paul Thomas...
2012 Preview: World Cinema
Big name directors and some ambitious local productions are in full evidence at theatres and on the film festival circuit this year.From Michael Haneke to Wong Kar Wai, Jacques Audiard to Carlos Reygadas, Matteo Garrone to Olivier Assayas, some heavyweight...
A Kind of Magic
After a decade, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ended the wizarding saga in impressive style with an epic battle for Hogwarts. The film-makers tell Leon Forde about going out with a bangWhen it came to bringing down the curtain on the most...
All the Colours of Money
Documentary film-makers are discovering new ways of replacing diminishing funds from TV, as they adapt to fresh formats and partners, including corporations and charities.At the Dragon's Den-style pitch sessions at IDFA's Forum in Amsterdam in November,...
Berlinale Special Adds Bliss, Young Adult, I, Anna
12 more titles have been announced for Berlinale Special.New additions include Jason Reitman's Young Adult starring Charlize Theron, and world premieres of Doris Dorrie's Bliss and Barnaby Southcombe's I, Anna, which stars Charlotte Rampling [pictured]Talks...
Company That Runs Spanish Studio Ciudad De la Luz Files for Bankruptcy
Agua Amarga de Gestión, the company that runs the Valencian studios of Ciudad de la Luz, has filed for bankruptcy. The company said it was paid the $5.7m owed to it by the Valencia government, although the government claims that the amount is $3.2m....
Compulsion, Summit among Winners at London Short Film Festival
BAFTA nominee Bobby Yeah [pictured] crowned Best Horror Short at ninth edition of festival, which ran Jan 6-15.Andrew McVicar's Compulsion and Medeni Griffiths' Summit are among the winners at this year's London Short Film Festival (LSFF).Compulsion,...
Flying Swords Leads Nominations for Asian Film Awards
Tsui Hark's Flying Swords Of Dragon Gate scooped the highest number of nominations for this year's Asian Film Awards (AFAs), with seven nods in all, including best film, best director and best actor (Chen Kun).Zhang Yimou's Flowers Of War and Taiwanese...
Hits out of the Park
How have the Sundance hits of the past few years fared at the global box office?As Sundance seekers prepare to brave another week in the sub-zero splendour of Park City, thoughts inevitably turn to the commercial prospects of the festival line-up. Over...
Millennium Finds Heaven in Busy Day for US Deals
The company will release the Kate Hudson rom-com A Little Bit Of Heaven in North America in April, while Sycamore Entertainment has unveiled its second acquisition.Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee made the announcement on Tuesday (17). A Little...
Shame, Tyrannosaur Lead Shortlist for Evening Standard British Film Awards
Steve McQueen's Shame and Paddy Considine's Tyrannosaur lead the shortlist for the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards. Shame is shortlisted for best film, best actor (Michael Fassbender), best actress (Carey Mulligan) and the London Film...
Sundance 2012: Key Premieres
Screen profiles the hottest films across US Dramatic Competition, Documentary Competition, Premieres, World Cinema Competition and World Documentary Competition.US Dramatic CompetitionBeasts Of The Southern WildDir Benh ZeitlinScr Zeitlin, Lucy AlibarFrom...
The Artist, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Lead BAFTA Nominees
The Artist leads BAFTA nominations with 12; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has 11, followed by Hugo with 9, My Week With Marilyn with six.The Help and War Horse receieve five each; Drive, The Iron Lady, and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part 2 have...
UK Documentary Filmmaker Tries to Stop Release of Zentropa's into the White
UK director-producer Alexander Joyce has threatened to get a court injunction stopping the January 27 world premiere Zentropa's latest feature, Norwegian director Peter Næss' Into the White."No comments, except the man is trying to squeeze money out...
Winter's Throne
As the pre-eminent showcase of independent film-making, the Sundance Film Festival (Jan 19-29) always sets the scene for the year ahead. Jeremy Kay talks to festival chiefs John Cooper and Trevor Groth about this year's selection and its highlights.There...
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