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Articles from March 2012

British Council to Bring Dickens Programme to Abu Dhabi
The British Council is bringing a special Charles Dickens retrospective to the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. Working with the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, the British Council will present a programme of 10 films based on or inspired by Dickens at the...
BSAC Conference Tackles Topics Including VOD, Decline in UK Co-Productions
Speakers include Stephen Garrett [pictured], Ben Roberts, Mark Herbert and Josh Berger.There were chastening remarks from Stephen Garrett (Chairman, Kudos Film & Television) as he introduced this year British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) Annual...
Bye Bye Blondie
Dir: Virginie Despentes. France-Belgium-Switzerland. 2012. 97minsAh, Emmanuelle Béart and Béatrice Dalle. What filmgoer wouldn't want to see the intimation of hot girl-on-girl action between two emblematic actresses who, having burst on the scene in...
Global Box Office Surged 3pc to Record $32.6Bn in 2011
Annual statistics released by the Motion Picture Association Of America (MPAA) confirm China as the second biggest market outside North America behind Japan and reveal that the record $22.4bn international gross accounted for 69% of worldwide revenues.North...
Hunger Games Advance Ticket Sales Close to Twilight, Clash in UK
EXCLUSIVE: Cineworld reports around 22,000 advance ticket sales for Lionsgate blockbuster; exhibitors upbeat but not bowled over ahead of film's first previews tonight [22].Lionsgate's blockbuster The Hunger Games could be on course for a similar first...
IDFA's Jan Vrijman Fund Backs 20 Projects with [Euro]212,000
Submissions were from 40 countries.The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced the 20 projects that received a total of [euro]212,000 in the latest funding round from the Jan Vrijman Fund.There had been 401 projects from...
Knatchbull Outlines Vision for Curzon's Future
Speaking at BSAC conference, CEO talks about future growth plans for physical venues and on demand platforms. Curzon Artificial Eye CEO Philip Knatchbull has outlined his vision for the Curzon brand.Speaking today on a panel on "Reinventing The Theatrical...
Musical Chairs
Dir: Susan Seidelman. US. 2012. 100minsWheelchair ballroom dancing provides the unusual backdrop for Musical Chairs, a warm but sometimes over-fuzzy romance from Desperately Seeking Susan director Susan Seidelman. Though its soapier moments make it feel...
Obituary: Tonino Guerra, Pillar of Postwar Italian Cinema
The Italian screenwriter whose work helped define postwar Italian cinema died on Wednesday (21) after battling an ongoing illness. He was 92.A poet, writer and sculptor, Guerra was born in 1920. In what would become a prolific career spanning more than...
Quota Deal Satisfies Both East and West
The recent agreement between China and the US to widen the revenue-sharing quota has been met with enthusiasm by all parties and has been driven by consumer demand.It rarely happens that when the relaxation of an import quota is announced, both sides...
Screen Australia Backs Four New Features Including Curran's Tracks
Screen Australia also puts money into an omnibus title that has 17 directors including Cate Blanchett and Mia Wasikowska.See-Saw's Emile Sherman and Iain Canning, producers of Oscar winner The King's Speech, have won the support of Screen Australia to...
The China Syndrome
In light of the new Chinese film quotas, how can East and West benefit each other?The recent relaxation of China's film quota will allow an additional 14 enhanced-format (large-screen or 3D) foreign films into the country's theatres. While that may seem...
Twilight Director Catherine Hardwicke in Talks to Direct British Gangster Movie Diamond
EXCLUSIVE: Former City investment manager Nicola Horlick to produce via Derby Street Films.Catherine Hardwicke, the director of the first Twilight film is in discussions to direct Diamond, a gangster film set in 1960s swinging London.Diamond will be...
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