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Articles from September 2013

Amr Waked Receives Death Threats
Egyptian actor-producer Amr Waked - serving this week on the Venice Film Festival's Orrizonti Jury - has revealed that he received death threats because of his outspoken criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood.Waked, the producer and star of Arab Spring-themed...
BFI Launches Young Talent Hunt
British Film Institute (BFI) allocates 900 places for 16-19 year olds to join BFI Film Academies.The BFI has brought its Film Academy back for a second year and will offer almost twice as many young people the opportunity to develop skills for a career...
David Walliams to Voice Pudsey
Little Britain star to voice the Britain's Got Talent winner in Pudsey: the Movie. Shoot began this month.Comedian and writer David Walliams is to voice the character of Pudsey in the canine's debut big screen outing, Pudsey: the Movie. The six-week...
Dean Devlin Launches Sales Division
Electric Entertainment's Dean Devlin, who co-founded Voltage Pictures with Nicolas Chartier, has launched an international film and television sales division.Sonia Mehandjiyska has been hired to head the unit and will represent Electric productions as...
Details Revealed for Cronenberg Project
The Cronenberg Project will run from November 1, 2013 to January 19, 2014 at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox and will allow visitors to experience the director's filmography through a series of multi-platform exhibits.Speaking at a press conference held...
Duo on the Rise at eOne
The reorganisation of the Canadian broadcast and digital division comes as svp of television and online at eOne Films Canada Naveen Prasad exits the company.Audrey Gardiner is promoted to vp of television and digital distribution, eOne Films Canada,...
Empire Leicester Square to Get IMAX
Empire Cinemas to split 'Screen 1' into an IMAX theatre and an additional digital screen.Empire Cinemas has struck its first deal with IMAX Corporation that will see the big screen format introduced to its flagship theatre on London's Leicester Square.It...
Fortissimo Dials into iNumber Number
Ahead of its Toronto world premiere, Fortissimo Films has closed an all rights worldwide deal (excluding North America and South Africa) for iNumber Number by writer/director Donovan Marsh. XYZ handles North America.iNumber Number, which is local slang...
Fortissimo Takes iNumber Number
Fortissimo Films has acquired worldwide rights for South African film iNumber Number, which premieres at Toronto.Ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Fortissimo Films has closed an all rights worldwide deal (excluding...
McKellen to Play Sherlock Holmes
Icon, See-Saw, FilmNation, Anne Carey, BBC Films on board the feature about a retired Sherlock Holmes.Icon's production arm, director Bill Condon and actor Sir Ian McKellen are teaming on A Slight Trick of the Mind.Set to film next April in the UK, the...
Nighy, Staunton's 'Pride' Sets Shoot Date
Matthew Warchus' gay pride comedy to begin shooting next month.Principal photography on Pride is to begin on Oct 7 and will shoot for eight weeks in London and Wales.The Calamity Films production will be directed by Tony Award-winning theatre director...
Prisoners
Dir: Denis Villeneuve. US. 2013. 151minsAn impressive US debut for French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, dramatic thriller Prisoners is a potent mix of suspense, emotion and intrigue that draws intense performances from leads Hugh Jackman and Jake...
Stray Dogs
Dir: Tsai Ming-Liang. Taiwan-France. 2013. 135minsStripped back until it is almost devoid of story, then stripped back some more, Taiwan auteur's Tsai Ming Liang's latest film - likely to be his last, he has declared - is a meditation on the derelict...
UPDATE: Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award Submissions 2013
In Bloom, which picked up prizes at Berlin, Hong Kong and Sarajevo, submitted by Georgia; Sweden selects Eat Sleep Die; Turkey chooses The Butterfly's Dream and Bulgaria opts for Colour of the Chameleon.Submissions for the Best Foreign-Language Film...
WestEnd Takes on Inside Out
EXCLUSIVE: Film is about French artist JR's huge participatory art project of the same name.London-based WestEnd Films has taken international rights to Inside Out: The People's Art Project, a feature documentary about participants in French artist JR's...
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