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Articles from November 2011

Alcon Joins Lionsgate to Co-Finance Rom-Com Expecting
Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson have made their first investment outside of Warner Bros and will share production and marketing costs on What To Expect When You're Expecting starring Anna Kendrick (pictured), among others."We have immense respect...
A Monster in Paris
Dir: Bibo Bergeron. France. 2010. 88minsIf only the script in animated feature A Monster In Paris (Un monstre à Paris) had been as lovingly tended as the exquisite backgrounds and other affectionately rendered period touches, this energetic 1910-set...
Arthur Christmas
Dir: Sarah Smith. UK-US. 2011. 97minsThe coming together of Britain's Aardman Animation and Hollywood's Columbia Pictures Animation is a movie marriage made in heaven, with Arthur Christmas a thoroughly charming early festive gift that will keep parents...
BFI Distribution Head Peter Buckingham to Step Down
BFI head of distribution & exhibition to step down after nine years at UKFC and BFI.Pete Buckingham, currently head of distribution and exhibition at the BFI, is to step down after nine years at the UK Film Council and BFI.Buckingham is leaving to...
BFI Launches [Pounds]200,000 Film Export Fund
The transitional fund is aimed at enhancing export opportunities for British films at key international film festivals including Cannes 2012.The £200,000 Film Export Fund, which is now open for applications, aims to raise the profile of British films...
Iranian Sales Agent Katayoun Shahabi Released on Bail
Accused of collaborating with banned BBC Persian Service, Sheherazad Media International chiefShahabi still faces trial.Iranian sales agent Katayoun Shahabi and filmmaker Mehran Zinatbakhsh, who were arrested in Tehran in September on charges of collaborating...
Is Downtown LA the Wrong Move for AFM?
The possible move to a new part of Los Angeles in 2013 has met with early resistance, but it could be a great way to freshen up the market.As the AFM winds down in Santa Monica, one issue which seemed to get people worked up as much as the levels of...
Jack and Jill
Dir: Dennis Dugan. US. 2011. 90minsIt won't make many new converts, but Adam Sandler fans will be plenty happy with Jack And Jill, a broad and endearingly loopy family comedy in which Sandler stars alongside himself (in drag) and, even more bizarrely,...
Resistance
Dir: Amit Gupta. UK. 2011. 92minsThere is a distant echo of the eerie Peter Weir classic Picnic At Hanging Rock in Amit Gupta's elegant, unhurried first feature Resistance. Set in an alternative wartime Britain in which German forces have successfully...
The Healer
Brussels born, Italian raised director Giorgio Serafini is currently in post production on his supernatural thriller which shot in the woods of North CarolinaSynopsis: Two teenage twins embark on a camping trip with their father that turns into a perilous...
The [Pounds]10m Question
Will changes to the EIS scheme help lure wealthy individuals back into UK film financing? Predictions are already being made of another mini gold rush in the UK film financing sector when the cap on Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)Funds is raised,...
Turin to Be Bookended by Moneyball, Albert Nobbs
Competition focuses on first, second and third films.The 29th Turin Film Festival, under the artistic direction of Gianni Amelio, will open with Brad Pitt starring Moneyball by Bennett Miller and will close with Albert Nobbs [pictured], by Rodrigo Garcia.The...
UK Brit List Topped by Charles Barker's the Call Up
Other big writing names on the list include William Boyd, David Nicholls, Abi Morgan and Hossein Amini.The 2011 Brit List is being disseminated to the UK industry this week, topped by Charles Barker's sci-fi script The Call Up which is to be produced...
UK Film Tax Relief Extended until 2015
The film tax relief scheme looks set to be secure for another four years, following the UK government's announcement today.The UK government has extended the UK film tax relief until December 2015, with the terms remaining the same as they are now.UK...
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