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Articles from November 2012

AFM, Are You Ready to Rock?
Industry veterans put down deal memos long enough to share some tunes on Santa Monica Pier.Our friends at Moviehouse Entertainment are rocking out at AFM for the fourth year running.Like free In-N-Out burgers on set-up day, the Moviehouse music night...
Ariane Fraser, Delphine Perrier Launch Highland Film Group Slate
EXCLUSIVE: Ariane Fraser's Highland Film Group and Delphine Perrier's production and sales company Stonebrook International have joined forces as Highland Film Group and arrive at the AFM with a bumper sales slate led by teen assassin thriller Barely...
BFI Hitting the Road for 'Future Plan' Tour
The BFI is planning road shows across the UK throughout November to spread the message of its five-year growth plan.The film body, which recently announced it would invest nearly £500m over the next five years to boost the British film industry, will...
Buying American
The enduring strength of the independent sector will be a source of comfort at a time when genuine star-driven projects are thin on the ground. Jeremy Kay reportsAfter steady if unspectacular international business in Toronto, some are conceding privately...
Chris McGurk
The chairman and CEO of Cinedigm Entertainment Group tells Jeremy Kay about helping exhibitors fill empty seats."Take the old distribution model and throw it in the waste basket," says Chris McGurk. It is a sentiment that would have sparked an outcry...
Crawlspace
Dir: Justin Dix. Australia. 2012. 83minsAussie sci-fi/horror thriller Crawlspace may well be so-very familiar, but director Justin Dix still manages to deliver a solid and exciting bit of genre entertainment that will keep fans happy as it ticks all...
Ford's Resolution Brings Duband on Board; Cold Patrol Planned for 2013
Pete Ford's Melbourne-based Resolution Independent has brought on board Wayne Duband, former president of Warner Bros International, as executive producer for Resolution's planned slate of big-budget genre films.The next film to be produced by Resolution...
Gaspard Ulliel to Star in Bonello's Yves Saint Laurent Biopic
EXCLUSIVE: Film is due to shoot late spring. Script will be available before Berlin.French actor and Vogue and Chanel model Gaspard Ulliel [pictured] is set to play Yves Saint Laurent in Bertrand Bonello's upcoming biopic on the legendary fashion designer.For...
Joe Carnahan to Direct Stretch for IM Global, Blumhouse
EXCLUSIVE: IM Global has come on board to finance the action title starring Patrick Wilson (pictured), one of several new titles to emerge on the opening day of the market.The financing, production and sales company will produce with Jason Blum's Blumhouse...
Le Pacte Reveals Snapshot of Wenders' Sebastiao Salgado Doc
Wim Wenders co-directing Shade and Light with photographer's son Juliano Salgado.Paris-based Le Pacte has unveiled the first details of Wim Wenders' upcoming portrait of Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado, Shade and Light.For more information visit:Shade...
Memento Boards Thriller Back in Crime
Paris-based sales company also set to premiere first images from Jim Mickle's cannibal picture We Are What We Are [pictured].Memento has picked up world sales on Germinal Alvarez' debut picture Back in Crime starring Jean-Hugues Anglade as a police inspector...
Metrodome, Salt Team on Production Slate
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Metrodome will exec produce and distribute the slate, with sales handled by Salt; production partners include Ben Wheatley's producers Rook Films, Fulwell 72 and Black Camel.UK distributor Metrodome - through subsidiary Cinedome...
Other Angle Takes His Wife to AFM
French sales company will also premiere Omar Sy-starrer On The Other Side of the Tracks.Paris-based Other Angle is commencing sales on Michel Spinosa's reincarnation romance His Wife, reuniting Charlotte Gainsbourg and partner Yvan Attal on the big screen.Attal...
Rick Carter
An interview with the Oscar-winning production designer from newly published book Production Design. The production designer of films such as Jurassic Park, War Horse and Avatar talks about his work in this excerpt from Production Design, a FilmCraft...
The Quiet Ones
John Pogue's supernatural thriller The Quiet Ones, starring Jared Harris, Sam Claflin and newcomer Olivia Cooke, is inspired by a real 1970s poltergeist experiment. Wendy Mitchell visits the set of Hammer's latest spooky production.It is not often one...
The Works Boards LFF Hit Kelly + Victor
EXCLUSIVE: Kieran Evans' acclaimed debut [pictured] stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian Morris as young lovers in Liverpool.The Works International has boarded international sales of well-received LFF love story Kelly + Victor, whose soundtrack...
Under the Milky Way Buys Majority Stake in UK's Content Republic
International VOD aggregator Under The Milky Way has acquired a majority stake in London-based digital distributor Content Republic.The move gives Paris-headquartered Milky Way its first base in the UK.Under The Milky Way is operational in most European...
US-China Summit Talks Co-Production
US producers need more time to figure out China's co-production rules, but opportunities remain, was the major message at the US-China Film Summit held at UCLA on Tuesday (Oct 30)."We need more communication and understanding to get to know each other,...
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