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Articles from October 2011

Anna Higgs Amongst Panelists at Darklight Industry Symposium
The Irish Film Board is sponsoring the event will take place during independent digital festival Darklight in Dublin on Oct 20.The Irish Film Board (IFB) will sponsor the Darklight Industry Symposium which takes place on Oct 20 as part of the Darklight...
Asian Film Market Closes with 39% Rise in Attendance; European Presence Boosted
Busan's Sixth Asian Film Market closed today (Oct 13) with a 39% increase of participants since last year.The four-day market ran for the first time in the Busan Exhibition Convention Center (BEXCO) with a 67% increase in sales booth, too.The total number...
Blackburn in Pre-Production for Elstree Shoot of Dream On
The Fades director Farren Blackburn makes his feature directorial debut; golfer Sam Torrance [pictured] to have a cameo.Fresh from directing the Doctor Who Christmas Special for the BBC, Farren Blackburn is in pre-production on Dream On, a new British...
Elvis Mitchell Lifts LACMA with Laughter
Screen caught up with film critic, broadcaster and now curator Elvis Mitchell, head of the film series staged by Los Angeles County Museum Of Art (LACMA) and Film Independent.Funnily enough Mitchell's first job after he graduated from college was selling...
Finecut Sells Poongsan to Japan's Asia Films
South Korean sales company Finecut has announced a slew of deals done at the Asian Film Market and Mipcom which include the Busan festival title Poongsan to Asia Films for Japan.Written and produced by Kim Ki-duk and directed by his protégé Juhn Jai-hong,...
France's CNC Approves 12 Film Tax Shelter Soficas Worth [Euro]63 Million
National Cinema Centre favoured shelters which put the accent on independent production, and first and second time features.France's National Cinema Centre (CNC) has approved 12 Sofica funds with a projected [euro]63m production spend for 2012, the body...
Janet McTeer Joins Cast of Von Trotta's Hannah Arendt
UK actress Janet McTeer, who recently appeared opposite Glenn Close in Rodrigo Garcia's Albert Nobbs, will play the novelist Mary McCarthy in German director Margarethe von Trotta's latest feature Hannah Arendt (working title) which begins shooting on...
LFF: Film Central
This year's London Film Festival showcases a rich selection of UK titles and celebrates the BFI's new role in the production sector with style. And with funds only looking to increase in the next two years, it's up to the film community to build on the...
Matthew Rhys to Star in Adaption of Du Maurier's the Scapegoat
It will be the first production to come out of London-based film and TV company Island Pictures.Brothers And Sisters actor Matthew Rhys and Gosford Park actress Eileen Atkins are to star in an adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's The Scapegoat, which is...
Production Finance Market's Offerings Include Maybury's Atomic Blonde
New projects from Gillian Armstrong, John Maybury and Sally Potter [pictured] will be talked up to financiers at this month's PFM. The Film London Production Finance Market (PFM) brings together financiers with reputable producers whose projects are...
Scott Graham to Make Feature Debut with Shell
The Scottish director (and 2011 Screen Star of Tomorrow) is extending his 2007 short film about an oppressive relationship between a father and daughter, starring Joseph Mawle and Chloe Pirrie.Writer/director Scott Graham is making his feature debut...
The Thing
Dir: Mattijus Van Heijningen. US. 2011. 102minsA passable prequel to John Carpenter's minor sci-fi classic of the same name, The Thing does nothing really new with its familiar alien-in-the-ice scenario and doesn't even top its 1982 predecessor by much...
Tomorrow Never Again
Dir: Tadeu Jungle. 2011. Brazil. 78minsWhen the seemingly simple task of picking up his daughter's birthday cake goes wrong, a middle-class man finds his life spiraling out of control as he drives through nighttime Sao Paulo as he tries to get his life...
Universal Backs Down over Tower Heist PVoD Plan
The studio said on Wednesday (12) that in response to a letter from theatre owners it would delay it planned premium VoD experiment.The move was praised by the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO), whose president and CEO John Fithian said members...
Yellow Bird's Marianne Gray to Give Key Note Speech at PFM
Producer Marianne Gray of Swedish production company Yellow Bird is to deliver the keynote address at Film London's fifth Production Finance Market (PFM).Gray brings her knowledge of international co-productions to the event -which takes place October...
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