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Abigail Payne

What terms must I include if I commission a screenplay from a writer?

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Abigail Payne, a partner in the Film and Television Group of law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explains.

Jason Bourne trailer

Watch the 'Super Bowl 50' movie trailers Video

By Michael Rosser

From Jason Bourne and Batman v Superman to Captain America and Deadpool, action heroes dominated the commercials during Super Bowl 50.

Jason Bourne poster

Universal Pictures names Jason Bourne film… 'Jason Bourne'


The studio was one of several US majors to claim a coveted spot during Super Bowl 50 and subsequently issued a one-sheet that read, ‘You know his name.’ For a minute there we weren’t sure, but we do now.

Eddie Redmayne Baftas

Film Is GREAT reception to toast British Oscar nominees


Eddie Redmayne and the British Consul General Chris O’Connor will co-host the Film Is GREAT Reception celebrating British Oscar nominees in West Hollywood on February 26.

Shield 5

Instagram thriller 'Shield Five' debuts first episodes

By Katie Wright

The series will release a new clip every day throughout February.


BAFTA-nominated shorts to screen in UK cinemas

By Tom Grater

The films will screen in 30 venues across the UK before travelling abroad.

ISOS by Kris Verdonck

IFFR: Spaces Within: Art and Film Installation 

By Tiffany Pritchard

Down the road from IFFR’s bustling cinema hub de Doelen lies a partially disused office building whose 11th and 12th floors are housing four installation pieces, each representing one of the four strands in the festival’s 45th year. 

IFFR Building and Engaging Your Audience panel

IFFR: building and engaging an audience

By Tiffany Pritchard

American distributor Richard Abramowitz (Abramorama) and film festival and publicity strategist Kathleen McInnis (See-Through Films) led a ‘do’s and don’ts’ discussion at the 45th IFFR on both the traditional and alternative requirements in marketing an independent film. 

IFFR Live 2016

IFFR Live 2016 launches with 'As I Open My Eyes'

By Tiffany Pritchard

Venice award-winner kicks off second edition of the international live cinema event in Rotterdam.

AFI FEST director Jacqueline Lyanga and British Film Commission CEO Adrian Wootton at We Are UK Film reception, Sundance 2016

We Are UK Film brunch, Sundance 2016


The British Film Commission and the BFI hosted their annual get-together in Park City.

‘Eddie The Eagle’ leaps into Sundance


Park City locals got a surprise on Monday night when Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton turned up for a screening of the biopic about one of Britain’s pluckiest Olympians.


Spotlight shifts to Berlin

By Matt Mueller

After a buzzy Sundance for US deals, attention now turns to Berlin and the European Film Market (EFM), which for the European film industry always serves as the pre-eminent launchpad to the year’s deal-making.

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