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Articles from December 2012

BFI Announces 24 Regional Partners for Film Academy
Regional partners include Met Film School, Revolver, Cornerhouse, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, The Watershed Arts Trust and Reel Solutions; number of young people involved has been significantly scaled back after budget concerns.The BFI today announced...
Cineworld Acquires Picturehouse for [Pounds]47.3m
UPDATED: Cinema chain says it will not cut staff or change programming; "A lot of new jobs" in the next few years, Picturehouse MD tells Screen.Cineworld Group has acquired UK cinema chain Picturehouse Cinemas from Arts Alliance for $76m (£47.3m) in...
EC Reveals Plans for Copyright in the Digital Age
European Commission agrees on two-track action to ensure copyright stays "fit for purpose" in the digital economy.The EC's 27 commissioners have agreed on a two-track action to ensure copyright stays "fit for purpose" in the digital economy.The decision...
Jacqueline Durran
UK costume designer Jacqueline Durran continues her collaboration with Joe Wright on Anna Karenina, creating costumes lush enough for 1870s Russia yet with a modern twist. Wendy Mitchell reportsAnna Karenina presented costume designer Jacqueline Durran...
Les Misérables
Dir: Tom Hooper. UK-US. 2012. 157minsWith Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe starring - and singing - for director Tom Hooper, the highly anticipated Les Misérables is a bold sung-through adaptation of the massively popular stage musical that substitutes...
Les Mis Premiere Hits High Note
It was an appropriately star-studded evening in London last night for the world premiere of the star-studded film adaptation of Les Misérables.The film's main stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Eddie Redmayne, Amanda Seyfried, Samantha...
Spirit of Independence
Cloud Atlas is a $100m epic spanning centuries and continents; and no matter your review of the final film, you have to admire the project's ambitions.The film was directed by three high-profile directors who have box-office hits behind them (including...
This Is 40
Dir/scr: Judd Apatow. US. 2012. 134minsUsing two characters from his 2007 hit Knocked Up to explore the challenges of youngish parenthood, comedy impresario Judd Apatow shows his more reflective (though still R-rated) side in This Is 40. There are enough...
Tribeca Takes Two from Karpovsky
Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to multi-hyphenate Alex Karpovsky's Rubberneck and Red Flag.The company plans releases - including select theatrical and on demand in more than 40m North American homes - for the films, both directed by...
UK Film Financiers Grilled by Commons over Tax
Two of the UK's most prominent film financiers endured a fierce grilling today (Dec 6) at the hands of the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee exploring Tax Avoidance.In a heated session, Patrick McKenna, chief executive at Ingenious Media, and...
Virtual Impasse
The structure of the UK's virtual print fee remains highly unsatisfactory for many of the territory's distributors. Andreas Wiseman reports on new efforts to improve it.Digital cinemas now account for 87% of all screens in the UK and digitisation has...
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