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Articles from October 2013

Aesthetica Unveils Full Line-Up
Short film festival to host masterclasses from the likes of Alice Lowe and Film4's Tom Leggett.Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) has unveiled its full programme with the third edition of the festival to run Nov 8-10 at locations across York, England.Alongside...
FilmLondon Launches Finance Mart
EXCLUSIVE: Micro-budget finance market to run alongside London's PFM.Scroll down for full list of projectsFilmLondon is launching a new UK-wide micro-budget finance market that will run alongside London's Production Finance Market.The Micro-Market, supported...
Image Ties Up Devil's Knot
Image has acquired US rights to Atom Egoyan's Devil's Knot, while in a separate deal Tribeca Film will release Gonzalo López-Gallego's thriller Open GraveAtom Egoyan's miscarriage of justice drama Devil's Knot stars Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth and...
Korea, China Eye Greater Collaboration
Local film executives talked of the need for joint Korean-Chinese funds and institutions to support co-productions at the first session of Busan's Asian Film Market today.Execs at the KOFC Industry Forum (Oct 7-9) also said that the co-production treaty...
Lotte Adds Three for Busan Slate
Line-up includes Memories Of The Sword, set to star Lee Byung-hun.South Korea's Lotte Entertainment is launching sales on three new additions to its line-up at Busan's Asian Film Market. The slate is led by Park Heung-shik's highly anticipated Memories...
MIPAcademy Singapore to Launch
The Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) is introducing a new initiative, MIPAcademy Singapore.It will offer a full day of masterclasses for TV producers and executives on the last day of ATF, Dec 6.Organisers are Reed MIDEM and Reed Exhibitions Singapore...
Prisoners Locks in UK Lead
eOne's drama records minimal drop to hold off newcomers with $1.8m (£1.1m) second weekend; Lionsgate's Filth takes strong $1.4m (£842,167) as it expands to the rest of the UK.Prisoners has retained the number one spot in the UK for the second consecutive...
Record 76 Foreign Oscar Entries
A record 76 countries have submitted films for consideration in the foreign language film category for the 86th Academy Awards. Moldova and Saudi Arabia are first-time entrants while Montenegro is submitting for the first time as an independent country.Earlier...
Rio Spotlights Co-Production
Brazilian producers' growing interest in co-production was under the spotlight at this year's RioMarket, held alongside the Rio International Film Festival.Although a co-production treaty between Brazil and the US is unlikely - the Americans don't have...
Road 47
Dir/scr: Vicente Ferraz. Brazil-Italy-Portugal. 2013. 107minsThe part that Brazilian troops played in final year of World War II forms the intriguing and engrossing backdrop of Vicente Ferraz's impressively mounted war film Road 47 which details the...
Russia's Doors Kickstarts Global Deal Negotiations
Roskino's second Doors International Travelling Film Market (Sept 25-29) welcomed a slew of new international buyers.Doors was held as part of the St Petersburg-based Message To Man International Film Festival.Of deals in play, the UK's Stealth Media...
The Event Cinema Boom
Event Cinema Association chair Melissa Keeping looks at how and why the event cinema market is the fastest growing sector at the box office.The world has moved on a lot since the first live broadcast reached cinemas in 2005. Back then Tony Blair and...
TWC Joins BBC's War and Peace
The Weinstein Company snap up distribution rights for US, Canada and China.The Weinstein Company (TWC) has signed a deal with UK production company Lookout Point and BBC Worldwide, to partner on the BBC's upcoming production of War and Peace made by...
Will the New Focus Still Welcome Bold Voices?
Screen's US editor Jeremy Kay analyses what the restructure of Focus Features could mean for specialty films.Ever since cable giant Comcast got its foot in the door at NBC Universal back in 2011, it was only going to be a matter of time before the company's...
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