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Articles from March 2013

Admission
Dir: Paul Weitz. US. 2013. 106minsA terrifically fresh narrative backdrop and the often delightful interplay of two timing-savvy comedians, Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, help give wings to director Paul Weitz's Admission, an airy and engaging adaptation of...
Butterfield, Spall Circle Origin's X + Y
EXCLUSIVE: Asa Butterfield attached, Rafe Spall in talks for Origin-produced drama due to shoot in the UK this summer.Hugo and Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield is attached to Origin Pictures drama X + Y.For production details visitX + YRafe Spall, star...
Creative Skillset Appoints New Chairmen
Hain and Talfan Davies [pictured] appointed respective chairmen for its Scottish and Welsh national boards.Creative Skillset has appointed Bobby Hain and Rhodri Talfan Davies as the respective new chairs for its Scottish and Welsh national boards.Hain...
Epic Expands, Hires John Short
Epic Pictures Group co-heads Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson are expanding production and finance operations and have brought on John Short as vp of international sales.Short recently served in the same capacity at Hyde Park International and will...
Fire with Fire
Dir: David Barrett. US. 2012. 96minsA misfiring violent action-thriller that by-passed theatrical in the US, where it went straight to home entertainment, the well-cast Fire With Fire - which stars Josh Duhamel and Bruce Willis - limps into international...
Investors Fund Toast & Jam
Financiers Howard Silverman and Neil Grossman have partnered with Cinipix principals and Cosmic Toast Studios to form Toast & Jam Holdings LLC.The new venture will control as subsidiaries the five-year-old full-service animation company Cosmic Toast...
Istanbul Reveals Competition Titles
The 32nd Istanbul Film Festival to open with Pedro Almodovar's I'm So Excited on March 29.Organised by the Istanbul Foundation of Culture and Arts, the festival will feature more than 200 film in over 20 sections and anticipates more than 150,000 cinemagoers.The...
Masson Heads Online with the End
Art house, hybrid work features Elodie Bouchez and Aki Kaurismaki collaborator André Wilms in the cast.French director Laetitia Masson's latest work The End features Elodie Bouchez, André Wilms and Aurore Clément in the cast and a budding cinematographer...
Tesco Launches Clubcard TV
Hundreds of films and TV shows will be available to watch for free online from today in the UK, with content specifically tailored to family and kids.Tesco has launched Clubcard TV, its own online movie and TV service, and become the first retailer in...
Tribeca Unveils Storyscapes
Tribeca organisers announced on Wednesday [6] its inaugural transmedia section plus Spotlight world premieres from Neil LaBute, Clark Gregg and Junebug director Phil Morrison as well as the rebranded Midnight section.The festival's second wave of selections...
Tugg Celebrates First Year
Tugg has amassed a library of more than 1,100 titles in its first year of operation, the web-based on-demand platform's co-founders Nicolas Gonda and Pablo Gonzalez said on Wednesday [6].The co-heads of the theatrical event enabler that launched officially...
Viva Cuba Libre: Rap Is War
Dir: Jesse Acevedo. US. 2013. 81minsA powerful, charming and often appropriately provocative documentary, Jesse Acevedo's Viva Cuba Libre: Rap Is War has the drive and verve to appeal to music-orientated distributors, and deserves to find further festival...
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