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Uni hails international exec team

NEWS: Studio slots Duncan Clark into senior international triumvirate

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What We Did On Our Holiday

What We Did On Our Holiday

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dirs/scr: Andy Hamilton, Guy Jenkin. UK. 2014. 95mins



Broad Green picks up Eden

23-Sep-2014 | By

The fledgling financier-producer-distributor continues to make waves, taking North American rights to its third film out of Toronto.

Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul signs on to Louis Drax

23-Sep-2014 | By

The star of Breaking Bad and the upcoming crime feature Triple Nine has joined Jamie Dornan on Miramax’s supernatural thriller The 9th Life Of Louis Drax.

Colin Farrell

HBO unveils True Detective stars

23-Sep-2014 | By

Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn will assume the mantle of lead roles in the second season of the acclaimed crime series.

We'll Never Have Paris

We’ll Never Have Paris finds US home

23-Sep-2014 | By

Orion Releasing has acquired North American rights to Big Bang Theory star Simon Helberg’s feature directorial debut. K5 International handles sales outside North America.

Pascal Breton

Pascal Breton launches Federation Entertainment

23-Sep-2014 | By

Heading into MIPCOM, French television executive Pascal Breton has partnered with a group of film and television producers and showrunners to launch Federation Entertainment.

Charming 3D

Cinesite joins forces with Shrek producer

23-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

London-based visual effects company to open animation unit in Montreal and begin production on 3D feature Charming.

BFI: film diversity needs own conversation

23-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Culture minister Ed Vaizey to meet BFI and industry during London Film Festival.

Star Wars: Episode VII Abu Dhabi

JJ Abrams in VES honour

23-Sep-2014 | By

The Visual Effects Society will present the filmmaker with its Visionary Award at the 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4, 2015.

The Little Death seduces Magnolia

23-Sep-2014 | By

Magnolia has acquired North American rights to Josh Lawson’s sex comedy, while LevelK has closed further international sales.


Non-Stop has strong China opening

23-Sep-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: While Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes and The Expendables 3 topped the box office over the week September 15-21, Liam Neeson starrer Non-Stop had a strong opening, grossing $7.28m in three days.

Tessa Collinson and Johanna von Fischer

BIFA joint directors to step down

23-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Tessa Collinson and Johanna von Fischer will leave the British Independent Film Awards at the end of the year.

Hussain Currimbhoy

Doc/Fest's Currimbhoy to join Sundance

23-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Director of programming to take a documentary role at Sundance.

The Imitation Game

Hamptons Sloan prize for Imitation Game

23-Sep-2014 | By

Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game will be honoured for its “sensitive and moving portrait” of the mathematician Alan Turing as portrayed on screen by Benedict Cumberbatch.


Hollywood Classics signs Kastner library

23-Sep-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include A Chorus of Disapproval, Homeboy.

Winnie Lau

Winnie Lau joins Jet Tone Films

23-Sep-2014 | By

Wong Kar Wai’s Hong Kong-based production company Jet Tone Films has appointed former Fortissimo Films executive Winnie Lau as Head of International Co-Production and Distribution.

Peter von Bagh

Finnish filmmaker Peter von Bagh dies

23-Sep-2014 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Finnish film historian, critic, documentary filmmaker Peter von Bagh – co-founder and director of the Midnight Sun Film Festival – has died aged 71

John Bailey

ASC to honour quartet

23-Sep-2014 | By

John Bailey, Bill Roe, Phil Méheux and Matthew F Leonetti will receive special awards at the 29th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards for Outstanding Achievement on February 15, 2015.

Life in a Fishbowl

Iceland submits Life in a Fishbowl to Oscars

23-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Iceland has selected Baldvin Zophoníasson’s Life in a Fishbowl as its entry for the 2015 Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Three Windows and a Hanging

Kosovo submits first ever Oscar hopeful

23-Sep-2014 | By

Slovenia goes with Seduce Me, Bosnia selects With Mom, Macedonia opts for To The Hilt

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas to head London Film Festival jury

23-Sep-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Other jurors across London’s competitions include Sally Hawkins, James McAvoy, James Corden and Dexter Fletcher.


  • Eric Roth, Academy Originals Video

    By Elbert Wyche

    The Oscar-winning screenwriter of Forrest Gump is the subject of a short film about his craft. Enjoy the clip and read a bonus interview with Elbert Wyche.

  • Big Screen and Second Screen

    Joe Evea, commercial director at Digital Cinema Media, considers whether the big screen and second screen can co-exist peacefully and profitably.

  • Secret Cinema founder on future of cinema

    Secret Cinema founder Fabien Riggall’s speech at the Toronto International Film Festival, in which he revealed details of ‘Secret Space and discussed analog vs digital.

  • First-look picture: Results


    Guy Pearce and Cobie Smulders from The Avengers are mismatched personal trainers in the upcoming movie.



Big Screen and Second Screen

Joe Evea, commercial director at Digital Cinema Media, considers whether the big screen and second screen can co-exist peacefully and profitably.


Toronto 2014: World premieres

A round up of the world premieres across TIFF’s programme, with details on each film including contact information.

Awards 2014: The prize fighters

As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders


Andrew Lau and Andrew Loo, Revenge of the Green Dragons

The co-directors sat down with Jean Noh ahead of the world premiere at Toronto of the gangster drama exec produced by Martin Scorsese.

Isabel Coixet

Isabel Coixet, Learning To Drive

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in the Spanish director’s first film she says is ‘feel good.’

Alan Rickman, A Little Chaos

After making his directorial debut 16 years ago, Alan Rickman returns to the director’s chair with a period drama starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts.



Mikkel Norgaard, The Absent One

The Fantastic Fest world premiere is a Danish crime thriller that offers a big scale and more complex topics than the first film in the Department Q series, The Keeper of Lost Causes.

David Fincher at BAFTA

David Fincher talks Gone Girl, film career

Director discussed being “sodomised ritualistically” on Alien3, his reputation for multiple takes, the opportunities of TV and his latest film, Gone Girl.

Jose Luis Rebordinos

Jose Luis Rebordinos, San Sebastian Film Festival

San Sebastian festival director Jose Luis Rebordinos tells Juan Sarda about his ‘best selection’ yet, including an Antonio Banderas sci-fi film, international hits and Latin American gems


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