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Articles from April 2013

DK-Soda Films Join Fiennes Drama
EXCLUSIVE: Soda Pictures partners with UK producer David P. Kelly on production of Two Women; takes UK rights.Eve Gabereau and Edward Fletcher of UK distributor Soda Pictures and UK producer David P. Kelly have joined the production of Ralph Fiennes...
EFP Extends to Australia, New Zealand
European Film Promotion (EFP) is expanding its activities to Australia and New Zealand by welcoming producers from both film industries to participate in the fourth edition of Producers Lab Toronto.Australia and New Zealand will be guest countries at...
Exclusive First Look at Mo Ali's Montana
McKell David takes aim alongside Lars Mikkelsen in the first image from Montana, director Mo Ali's second feature.Shooting has wrapped on Mo Ali's second feature film Montana. Principal photography began in London on February 18.For production details...
Film Finance TV Plans Six Sessions in Cannes
Industry series Film Finance TV is gearing up for sessions in Cannes covering current trends in entertainment finance.The broadcast is planned for May 19, offering six 26-minute shows.Topics will include film and TV finance, production and distribution,...
HMV Sold to Hilco
Hilco buys retail giant from administrators Deloitte.Restructuring specialist Hilco has stepped in to buy struggling entertainment retailer HMV from administrators Deloitte.The business includes 141 stores, 25 of which had previously been slated for...
Inception Media Group Launches in UK
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based producer-distributor has hired Maura Ford to oversee its ambitious international digital distribution operation from a new office in London.The sales executive will continue to serve as managing director of 7&7 Producer's...
Jane Campion to Receive Carrosse d'Or
New Zealand filmmaker will be presented with the honorary award on the opening night of Directors' Fortnight in Cannes.The French Film Directors Guild, which oversees the Cannes parallel section the Directors' Fortnight, is to honour Jane Campion with...
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of the War of the Worlds - Alive on Stage! the New Generation
Dir: Nick Morris UK. 2013. 118minsBoasting possibly the most unwieldy title for some time, this filmed version of Jeff Wayne's re-imagined production was shot in front of a sell-out audience at London's 02 Arena in December last year, and will receive...
Keeping Rosy
Screen visited the set of female-led thriller Keeping Rosy and spoke to actress Maxine Peake about women in film, Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison about playing an unlikeable character and the producers about surprise endings.Packed into two conjoined...
Second Screen Horror App Launched
Dutch horror film App is released in the Netherlands this weekend and aims to enhance fear in viewers by using a second screen concept in the cinema experience.The film, directed by Bobby Boermans, is about malicious software that mysteriously downloads...
Supermarkets Bring Hope to UK Video Market
As Hilco swoops to rescue HMV, Geoffrey Macnab reports on how optimism is returning to the UK video market.In the first months of 2013, prospects for the UK video market looked apocalyptic. HMV and Blockbuster had both gone in to administration. There...
The Fear Factor
Is resurrecting a horror brand a sure-fire way of scaring up box office around the world? Ian Sandwell reportsIt seems the only thing guaranteed with horror remakes or reboots are the dissenting voices on the internet proclaiming, 'It will never be as...
When Screen Met the Queen
Screen's chief critic and reviews editor Mark Adams ventured to Windsor Castle to meet the Queen and to see her presented with an honorary BAFTA award in recognition of her support for British film and television.For such an apparently formal occasion...
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