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Articles from October 2011

Anubhav Sinha
The Mumbai-based director talks to Screen about sci-fi movie Ra.One, starring Shah Rukh Khan,which is being released worldwide this week on more than 3,500 screens.Anubhav Sinha has just spent four years writing and directing Ra.One, a big-budget Bollywood...
BFI Chairman Greg Dyke Urges Broadcasters to Do More for Film Production and Distribution
Dyke singles out Sky to provide "greater access for British and specialised films on the Sky platform."In his speech at the BFI London Film Festival Awards dinner, BFI chairman Greg Dyke has called for UK broadcasters to do more to support the UK film...
Birds Eye View Festival 2012 Cancelled Due to Funding Cuts
Organisation hit by 90% funding cut and doesn't get BFI Transitional funding, but will continue to run events in 2012.Birds Eye View (BEV), the UK festival dedicated to supporting women in film, will not run in 2012, a casualty of festival funding cuts...
HanWay Picks Up Int'l Sales on Diana Vreeland Doc for AFM
Jeremy Thomas' company will assume sales duties after striking a deal with Submarine, which has also licensed UK rights to StudioCanal, Australia and New Zealand to Madman and the Benelux to Home Screen.Lisa Immordino Vreeland's documentary Diana Vreeland:...
Miramax Partners with Doha Film Insitute for Internship Programme
Miramax is partnering up with the Doha Film Institute to launch an internship programme which enables Qatari students to gain experience in its London or LA offices.Each summer, one university student from Qatar will be chosen to do an eight week internship...
Miyake's beyond the Wave Wins TIFFCOM New Talent Award
Murayama's Banapara also gets development award.The Tokyo film festival's 8th TIFFCOM content market wrapped with a development prize of $6,600 (JPY500,000) going to director Kyoko Miyake's Japanese-German feature documentary Beyond The Wave in the TIFFCOM...
Robey, Massa, Thomas Join British Council as Film Advisers
All will work under the British Council's new director of film Briony Hanson.Rachel Robey, Will Massa and Gary Thomas will all join the British Council's film department as Film Advisers. All three will be in their new posts by December.The hires comes...
Sweden Slaps 15 Rating on Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Nordisk has appealed the rating and Media Council will re-screen film.The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 has been slapped with Sweden's highest rating, 15. This means that no one under 15 will be admitted into cinemas.Local fans are furious, and...
Taking the Plunge
Ahead of The Deep Blue Sea's closing night slot at the BFI London Film Festival, producer Sean O'Connor talks about making the jump from TV to feature film producing and working with the great Terence Davies.Given that LFF closer The Deep Blue Sea is...
Tokyo Story
Take an Iranian, a Turk, an American and a Frenchman, throw in some Korean funding and start shooting a Japanese film in Tokyo. That is the story behind the critically acclaimed film Cut.You don't get a much more original film-making story than Amir...
Vanguard Animation, Arc, SC Films Partner on the Nut House
SC FIlms International chief Simon Crowe will commence sales at the AFM next week on the story of a plucky bid by forest animals to raid a packaging plant's nut supplies.Ross Venokur will make his feature directorial debut alongside John Rice based on...
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