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23 Dec 2010

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  • A closer look at the Golden Globe nominations

    The Golden Globe nominations are a significant signpost on the road to the Oscars. Mike Goodridge reports on the main contenders – and those which may have been overlooked
  • Aaron Sorkin – Screenwriter,The Social Network

    The complex story behind the creation of Facebook was a challenge, even for Aaron Sorkin. He tells John Hazelton how his moral compass met Sony’s lawyers
  • Animation: The Year's Big Draw

    Animation excelled in 2010, both at the global box office and creatively. Jeremy Kay explores the front runners in the animated feature category.jer
  • AR Rahman-Composer, 127 Hours

    Danny Boyle gave AR Rahman two months to compose a complete symphony.
  • Berlin shorts jurors are Goldin, Schorr, Letaief

    The Berlinale’s international short film jury will consist of US photographer Nan Goldin; Israeli director Renen Schorr, who founded the Sam Spiegel Film and TV school in Jerusalem; and Tunisian director/producer Ibrahim Letaief (pictured).
  • Fox exits 2010 on top, starts 2011 in charge overseas as Gulliver takes $25m

    Fox International hit the ground running in 2011 on the back of last year’s $2.9bn annual haul — the highest of all the distributors who have declared results thus far — as Gulliver’s Travels led the first weekend of the new year, albeit by a tiny margin.
  • Global Positioning

    The importance of the international box office increases year after year. Leonard Klady looks back at the lessons learned from 2010’s major releases, and how the value of their international earnings compares with domestic.
  • Hans Zimmer-composer, Inception

    For the score of Inception, Hans Zimmer used mathematics to mirror its complex plot.
  • Jacki Weaver – Supporting Actress, Animal Kingdom

    Sandy George meets an Australian veteran in the process of being ‘discovered’ for her performance as an evil matriarch in crime thriller Animal Kingdom
  • James Franco - Actor, 127 Hours

    The actor tells Jeremy Kay how his role in stoner comedy Pineapple Express informed his tense performance as a trapped rock climber in 127 Hours
  • Ken Ralston – Visual Effects, Alice In Wonderland

    Although he already has five Oscars for special effects, Ken Ralston found Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland his biggest challenge. John Hazelton reports
  • Luc Besson shooting Burmese love story The Lady

    UK-France production stars Michelle Yeoh (pictured) as Nobel winner Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • New Catalonia digital studio to kick off with Chameleons shoot

    A British investment group, Extraordinary Features, is planning to develop a digital film production studio based in La Bisbal, Spain.
  • On The Campaign Trail

    A Bafta win or nomination can bring prestige and financial benefits for UK distributors. Geoffrey Macnab explores the realities of campaigning for a Bafta
  • State of independents

    Seven leading producers gathered in London in mid-November to discuss the nature of producing independent films in the UK, addressing hot button issues such as co-production, sustainability, synergy with television, targeting local audiences and the key role of Working Title Films.
  • The 2010 Bafta Race

    The King’s Speech seems a natural for Bafta glory, but a bumper year for British film means it’s far from a one-horse race, reports Allan Hunter
  • The Foreign Awards Race

    Many are eligible, few will be rewarded. Mike Goodridge reports as the race heats up for this year’s foreign-film glory
  • The Shorts Awards Race

    The shortlists for the live-action and animated short film Oscars have been finalised, with 10 titles remaining in each category. Now the Academy must cut that down to three before final nominations are announced on January 25. Laurence Boyce profiles the films
  • Trent Reznor--Composer, The Social Network

    Trent Reznor went the distance for David Fincher in scoring The Social Network, he tells John Hazelton