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Articles from December 2014

Audiences Tougher Than Ever, Says StudioCanal Boss
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: StudioCanal UK boss on fighting for audience attention, Paddington and the Cumberbitches."Audiences are more discerning and unforgiving than ever," said Danny Perkins, CEO of StudioCanal UK, at the Screen Film Summit on Monday.The...
Cinemaven Launches at Ventana Sur
EXCLUSIVE: Tom Davia and Diego Marambio have officially unveiled their Miami-based consultancy.Cinemaven advises on acquisitions to sales agents and occasionally distributors in select territories, consults on festival and market management and programming...
CJ CGV Launches into Myanmar Circuit
South Korean exhibitor will start running Junction Cineplex in Myanmar from Dec 6.Major South Korean exhibitor CJ CGV is launching into the Myanmar multiplex circuit.The company announced today (Dec 2) the Burmese government has authorized their investment...
Emile Sherman Honoured by APSA
Ahead of the 2014 ceremony, APSA also announce Reza Dormishian as recipient of APSA Academy NETPAC Development Prize.Emile Sherman will be the 2014 recipient of the FIAPF Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film in the Asia Pacific region.The King's...
Galway Awarded UNESCO Status
Irish city becomes fifth in the world to be awarded permanent status of UNESCO City of Film.Galway has become the fifth city in the world to have been awarded the permanent status of UNESCO City of Film.The status brings the highest internationally recognised...
Interstellar Keeps Women off China Top Spot
CHINA BOX OFFICE: Interstellar held onto the top spot for a third week at the China box office, although Pang Ho-cheung's romantic comedy Women Who Flirt had a respectable opening.Interstellar grossed a further $23.25m in the week November 24-30, according...
Mara Takes Oscar Submission Dukhtar for UK
The UK's Mara Pictures has acquired Pakistani drama Dukhtar (Daughter), which it plans to release theatrically in the UK in April 2015.The debut feature of Pakistani director Afia Nathaniel, who also wrote and produced, the film premiered at this year's...
Margaret O'Brien Promoted at eOne
O'Brien appointed to the newly-created position of executive vice president, corporate development.Darren Throop, president and CEO of Entertainment One (eOne), has announced the appointment of Margaret O'Brien to executive vice president, corporate...
MyFrenchFilmFestival Line-Up Unveiled
Unifrance has announced the titles competing in this year's online event focused on French-language features and shorts that have had limited international exposure.Unifrance has unveiled the line-up of the fifth edition of its MyFrenchFilmFestival.com,...
PSIFF Announces Awards Buzz
The organisers of the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will screen 50 of the 83 foreign-language Oscar submissions.A jury of international film critics will be convened to bestow the FIPRESCI Award for best foreign language...
Sales Numbers Key for Planning International Films
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: 'International ambitions' panel says China is a candy apple that can't be bitten quite yet.The Screen Film Summit 'International ambitions' panel of experts spoke of the increasing importance of international sales companies in financing...
The Crossing: Part 1
Dir: John Woo. China. 2014. 128minsJohn Woo's first directorial offering in four years is a grand scale war-time romance chronicling the plight of three unrelated couples whose lives become entwined during the Chinese Civil War. As was the case with...
The Pyramid
Dir: Gregory Levasseur. US. 2014. 89minsEgyptology-themed horror movies, initially inspired by tabloid tales of the curse of King Tut, kicked off with The Mummy in 1932 and have remained an occasional sub-genre ever since - most recently revived to commercial...
The Revolution Will Be Digitised
Fedz creator Q responds to Amma Asante's Film Summit keynote speech.Reading Amma Asante's keynote speech led me to write this open letter.Yes the first film is tough, and the second film even if it is 10 years apart, even tougher. But getting your first...
Thierry Fremaux Gives Ventana Sur Masterclass
Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux spoke of his "special love" for Argentina, proposed a ban on selfies on the red carpet and called for a relaxing of distribution windows in a masterclass at Ventana Sur on December 2.In a wide-ranging session...
Viewster Unveils Charity Finalists
Online film festival announces shortlist for its charity edition, which aims to raise awareness of human rights, social, economic and environmental issues.Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF) has unveiled the finalists for its charity edition, #VOFF 4:...
Vue CEO Says 'Ticket Pricing Not the Issue'
SCREEN FILM SUMMIT: Industry debate continues about how to grow cinema audiences after a tough year at the box office.Vue CEO Tim Richards told industry yesterday that ticket pricing is "absolutely not" the cause of, or answer to, falling cinema admissions...
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