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From A To B

From A To B

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Ali Mostafa. UAE. 2014. 108mins

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EXCLUSIVE: Indie Sales handles rights to Moomins On The Riviera; UK release planned for May 2015.

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Inception Film Partners will be at AFM screening and selling international territories on the Tribeca world premiere starring the late Robin Williams.

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Lord Puttnam, speaking at a Film Distributors’ Association event in London yesterday, paid tribute to his late friend and colleague Richard Attenborough [pictured].

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31-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

In a speech at a Film Distributors’ Association event yesterday, Lord Puttnam addressed “the very latest developments in Europe, which I believe present opportunities and challenges for us all.”

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Christopher Nolan’s soon-to-launch epic rockets to the top of social media buzz charts in the UK.

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FDA and Creative Skillset also launch comprehensive training programme for distribution sector.

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Dutch sales agent Dutch Features Global Entertainment to screen family film at market.

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EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest to bring comedy Taxonomy to AFM.

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After five years as Curzon’s director of programming, Jason Wood takes newly-created role of artistic director for Manchester venue.

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EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Little’s The Little Film Company swings into the AFM looking to find a US buyer and close outstanding territories on UK art house smash Northern Soul.

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EXCLUSIVE: Picture marks Danish Bo Mikkelsen’s feature debut after critically acclaimed short Tabu.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate International will kick off pre-sales in Santa Monica next week on the Mark Wahlberg starrer from JC Chandor.

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