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Articles from January 2014

Antonio Salas Joins eOne
EXCLUSIVE: Former FFI exec among three to join eOne's growing London sales team.Former Focus Features International and Bankside Films executive Antonio Salas is to join eOne as vp of international sales from April 1, 2014.The newly created role will...
BBC Greenlights Working Title Drama
EXCLUSIVE: BBC1 has commissioned Working Title Television to produce drama strand The Secrets, which will pair emerging writers with established acting and directing talent.The strand will comprise 5 x 30-minute dramas, with a five-week shoot launching...
Berlin Adds Snowpiercer to Line-Up
Bong Joon-ho's sci-fi action thriller helps complete the Forum section of the Berlinale.The Forum strand of the Berlin International Film Festival (Feb 6-16) has completed its 2014 programme with a series of special screenings.These include Snowpiercer,...
Dolphin Films to Launch Sales Arm
The freshly minted Dolphin Films International will launch at the EFM next month and kick off sales on the Mattel property through its new multi-year partnership with IM Global.Max Steel will be a live-action origins story based on the long-running property...
Films Distribution Takes Dark Valley
Austrian western starring Sam Riley to premiere out of competition at the Berlinale.French sales company Films Distribution has acquired Andreas Prochaska's The Dark Valley, billed by its producers as the first western set in the Austrian Alps, ahead...
Little Accidents
Dir/scr: Sara Colangelo. US. 2014. 105minsLittle Accidents probes the wounds in a West Virginia mining town after the death of ten miners underground and the disappearance of a mine manager's son. Sara Colangelo's sombre drama is a promising first feature....
Marc Butan Joins Sierra/Affinity
The traditional pre-market shuffle intensified as it emerged that the Panorama co-founder was leaving to become co-president of Sierra/Affinity, signalling a major move into production for Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg's company.Butan will share the president's...
Red Crown Productions: The Talent Pool
Set up in 2010, US outfit Red Crown Productions has an impressive production pipeline that mixes big names and rising talent. The Sundance sensibility is in the blood at Red Crown Productions, the New York-based producer that boasts close ties to Park...
Screen Nation to Honour Felix Dexter
Posthumous award announced as nominations revealed for the 9th Screen Nation Film & Television Awards.Guest announcers Fernand Frimpong Jnr, from Vox Africa, and Venus vs.Mars actress Letitia Hector revealed the nominations in London (see below for...
Sundance Channel Takes Festival Titles
AMC/Sundance Channel Global has acquired six titles from the Sundance Film Festival for exclusive international premieres this spring.Titles acquired for all international territories where the Sundance Channel is broadcast include Mina Djukic's The...
UK Film Urges Broadcasters to Invest
Lord Chris Smith has again called on British broadcasters to invest in UK film acquisition and production.Speaking after yesterday's publication of "It's Still About The Audience - Two Years On From The Film Policy Review," Smith (chair of the Film Policy...
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