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Articles from June 2012

Arts Alliance Media Launches TMS 2.0 at CineEurope
Upgrade contains several new features designed to make running a digital cinema even more seamless and straightforward.Digital cinema company Arts Alliance Media (AAM) has unveiled a completely revised, redesigned and rewritten Theatre Management System...
Being Venice
Dir/scr: Miro Bilbrough. Australia. 2012. 89minsThough this debut feature from New Zealand director/writer Miro Bilbrough is a self-confessed "love letter to Sydney" it comes with a European city in its title and something of a European sensibility....
China's TCL to Be Marketing Partner on Iron Man 3
Chinese multinational electronics company TCL has confirmed that it will be an international marketing partner for Disney/Marvel's Iron Man 3, which is shooting in China later this year.TCL will engage in product placement and a series of tie-in promotions...
Dead Europe
Dir: Tony Krawitz. Australia. 2012. 83minsWith a cast of damaged, lost and unsympathetic characters -- and perhaps the most unalluring title of the year -- Dead Europe is niche arthouse and festivals fare, demandingly bleak but made with aggressive style...
Expanding Horizons
As the T-Mobile New Horizons film festival (July 19-29) kickstarts the Polish Days initiative, Marcin J Sobczak explains how government support and an emphasis on co-productions is giving the Polish film industry a stronger international standing.For...
Odeon & UCI Hires AAM as Supplier in Germany, Austria, Italy
Odeon & UCI Cinemas Group has signed Arts Alliance Media (AAM) to be its Network Operations Centre Services and VPF Software supplier across Germany, Austria and Italy.AAM will provide a telephone helpdesk, remote monitoring and remote intervention,...
On the Road to Success
South East Europe has seen a boom in production in recent years, with regional hits such as The Parade, but the exhibition and distribution sectors still have to catch up. Vladan Petkovic reportsThere are signs that South East Europe is in rude health...
Pusher
Dir: Luis Prieto. UK. 2012. 86minsComparisons are inevitable but Luis Prieto's briskly efficient, English-language remake of Pusher is unlikely to challenge the supremacy of the 1996 Nicolas Winding Refn original. Prieto has smoothed away a good deal...
Rebecca O'Brien, Brent V Friedman to Speak at Strategic Partners
The three day co-production market takes place September 13-16 in Halifax, Canada.Strategic Partners has announced its keynote speakers ahead of its three-day co-production market this September in Halifax, Canada.Ken Loach's longtime producer Rebecca...
Rosen, Armstrong Take a Walk around the Block
Husband and wife producing team, former Film Finance Corporation chief Brian Rosen and Su Armstrong, are in their first week of filming Around The Block, starring Christina Ricci.Debut feature writer/director Sarah Spillane's story focuses on an indigenous...
Screaming Room
As genre titles become more popular in the marketplace, festivals such as Fantasia, FrightFest and PiFan are not just for the fanboys any more. Ian Sandwell examines how the industry is embracing fantastic eventsWith Montreal's Fantasia International...
Shell Withdrawn from Edinburgh Line-Up
The producers have withdrawn the film, which was due to have its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film festival, due to confusion over the Michael Powell Award criteria.The producers of Scott Graham's feature debut Shell have withdrawn the...
Suited and Rebooted
How do you go about updating a classic franchise? Ian Sandwell looks at the latest reboot set to hit our screens this summer, Sony's The Amazing Spider-ManWith $2.5bn caught in the web of Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy at the worldwide box office, it...
The Case for Travelling Talent
Screen celebrates stars and directors who travel between cultures in the same way stories travel for remakes in different languages. For our Stars of Tomorrow class of 2012, it's a case of have talent, will travel.Watch Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender...
Turn Back the Clock
In these days of cinematic uniformity, there is still something rather special about a lengthy event movie such as Gangs Of Wasseypur.There is often groaning and moaning among film critics when it comes to the prospect of a film that runs over the two-hour...
Vassiliou Rejects 'Unofficial Rumours' about MEDIA Brand Disappearing after 2014
EC Commissioner Androulla Vassiliou denied 'unofficial rumours' that the MEDIA brand would disappear after 2013 when she appeared at a session of the European Parliament's Committee for Culture and Education on Tuesday afternoon (June 19).Having come...
Warner Bros Sets Oct 26 Domestic Release for Cloud Atlas
The studio announced the date on Tuesday (19), throwing another potential awards contender into what is shaping up to be a prestige season. Warner Bros has also acquired rights for the UK, France, Spain, Australia and Japan and will release in those...
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