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Articles from September 2014

Adam Fogelson to Join Robert Simonds Studio
In another coup, the new film and television studio led by Robert Simonds has named the former Universal Pictures chairman as its new chariman of the motion picture group.Fogelson will oversee all aspects of the motion picture group for the venture,...
Alison Owen, Debra Hayward Form Monumental Partnership
EXCLUSIVE: Powerhouse production duo launch film and TV company.UK producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward have joined forces to launch new film and TV production company Monumental Pictures.The partnership brings together two of the UK's most respected...
Arts Alliance Buys Park Circus
EXCLUSIVE: Event cinema specialist acquires classics distributor.Event cinema specialist Arts Alliance has acquired Scottish-based classic film distributor Park Circus.Park Circus, established in 2003, reps theatrical rights to more than 20,000 US and...
Elle l'Adore
Dir/scr: Jeanne Herry. France. 2014. 105minsFirst-time director Jeanne Herry delivers a sardonic comedy propelled by spot-on performances in Elle l'adore, the story of what happens when a very successful French singer calls upon a devoted female fan...
Foodies
Dirs: Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius, Henrik Stockare. Sweden. 2014. 94minsFood and restaurant documentaries are popular and tasty fare at film festivals these days, but Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius and Henrik Stockare's film takes an intriguing...
Hamptons Sloan Prize for Imitation Game
Morten Tyldum's The Imitation Game will be honoured for its "sensitive and moving portrait" of the mathematician Alan Turing as portrayed on screen by Benedict Cumberbatch.Turing led the British team that cracked the Nazi's Enigma Code. His work led...
IFTA Votes in New Board
Independent Film & Television Alliance membership held their annual elections on September 24 for the executive committee and board of directors.IFTA chairperson Paul Hertzberg of CineTel Films will head the executive committee. The committee members...
Lenny Abrahamson to Direct Neverhome Adaptation
The director of Frank and What Richard Did to adapt Laird Hunt's novel about a woman who joins the American Civil War.Dublin-based production company Element Pictures has acquired film and TV rights to Laird Hunt novel Neverhome, with long-time Element...
Production Wraps on Frankenstein
Candyman director Bernard Rose has wrapped production on a contemporary version of Mary Shelley's classic novel for Summerstorm Entertainment and Bad Badger in association with Eclectic Pictures.The producers are in talks with Nu Image to handle international...
Slow Summer at UK Box Office
The Inbetweeners 2 led the way, but the summer period at the UK box office was down in both gross and admissions this year. Screen talks to distributors and exhibitors to find out why.Scroll down for box office chartsWhether you look at gross or admissions,...
Spanish Cinema Hits Record High
SAN SEBASTIAN: Local films secure best-ever box office share of 23.6%.Spanish films have scored their best ever slice of the local box office, recording a 23.6% share.This success is partly due to major domestic hits including Emilio Martinez Lazaro's...
Turkey's Fabula Scores Bumper Toronto
EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling Turkish distributor snaps up 20 titles.Fledgling Turkish distributor Fabula Films, run by former Calinos Films execs Billur Arikan and Alkan Avcioglu, acquired more than 20 films out of the Toronto Film Festival and market.Acquisitions...
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