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  • United Kingdom - Guardian angels

    27-Apr-2007

    In May 2006, UK screenwriter Matt Hanson soft-launched his A Swarm Of Angels project, the first step in creating a $2m (£1m) feature film that will be conceived, developed, funded, produced and ultimately distributed via the internet.
  • French Film starts shooting in London

    23-Mar-2007

    Digital studio Slingshot is set to start shooting romantic comedy French Film in locations around central London on March 26.
  • Mendes, Winslet and Di Caprio embark on Revolutionary Road

    23-Mar-2007

    Sam Mendes is set to direct his wife and five-time Oscar nominee Kate Winslet and three-time Oscar nominee Leonardo di Caprio on an adaptation of Richard Yates's respected 1961 novel Revolutionary Road.
  • Sixth annual East End Film Fest line-up announced

    22-Mar-2007

    The sixth annual East End Film Festival is being held in a variety of venues across East London, and features the world premiere of Julian Cole's With Gilbert And George.
  • North West Vision backs awards

    22-Mar-2007

    UK film, TV and media development agency North West Vision is sponsoring a category at the Big Chip Awards, in recognition of the northwest region's Best Innovation in digital technology.
  • Scandinavia invests in Spain 's Palma Pictures

    22-Mar-2007

    Mallorca-based production company Palma Pictures has recently been acquired by Scandinavian investors Joachim Odqvist and Ture Stendahl.
  • UK film industry warns kids about film piracy

    22-Mar-2007

    Schools across the UK have been provided with teaching packs compiled by industry-backed charity Film Education in a bid to raise awareness of film theft, which cost the UK film industry $1.4 billion (£719m) in 2005.
  • Abigail Walsh joins Independent from Goldcrest Films

    22-Mar-2007

    Abigail replaces Ana Ayesta as head of sales at Independent, the international sales and production company established by Luc Roeg.
  • Cinematographer Freddie Francis dies

    21-Mar-2007

    One of Britain's leading cinematographers and Hammer horror directors Freddie Francis died in London on March 17, aged 90.
  • Shooting begins on Formosa Films '80s period feature Clubbed

    19-Mar-2007

    Gritty rites-of-passage tale Clubbed is to begin shooting this week at east London's Three Mills Studio and on location in the West Midlands, with a scheduled release date of early 2008.
  • Film London and ITV hook up to profile local talent

    19-Mar-2007

    London 's regional broadband TV service ITV Local London has partnered with Film London to champion the city's up and coming film-making talent.
  • First all-digital cinema for Empire

    16-Mar-2007

    UK's Empire Cinemas today announced the launch of its first totally digital cinema, situated at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.
  • Metrodome takes on The Serpent

    16-Mar-2007

    Metrodome have acquired full UK rights to Eric Barbier's stylish French revenge thriller The Serpent.
  • UK Film Council lotteryunaffected by Olympics budget blowout

    15-Mar-2007

    Today's announcement by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell that the 2012 London Olympics budget has risen to $18.11bn (£9.35bn) will not impact the next round of UK Film Council funding, a spokesperson has assured ScreenDaily.
  • Tartan drops title after teen accused of double murder

    15-Mar-2007

    Cutting-edge UK distributor Tartan Video announced today (Mar 15) that it will cease supplying retailers with DVD copies of The Last Horror Movie.
  • Pirate DVD eBay trader busted in London

    13-Mar-2007

    The Federation Against Copyright Theft Internet Investigations Team led police to a 22-year-old man in Canning Town, East London, who was taken in for questioning regarding the sale of counterfeit DVDs on eBay.
  • Buena Vista, Apollo top the UK 's Cinema Business Awards

    5-Mar-2007

    Apollo Cinemas won the 2007 Oscar Deutsch Award for Exhibitor Of The Year and Buena Vista International (BVI) has won the 2007 Bromhead Award for Distributor Of The Year, in an awards ceremony attached to monthly industry magazine Cinema Business.
  • The Leo Media & Entertainment Group hook up with Fuglers LLP

    27-Feb-2007

    London law firm Fuglers LLP has entered into a unique arrangement with film, TV and literary representation organisation The Leo Media & Entertainment Group, whereby Fuglers will provide legal advice and services to the agency's clients.
  • Oscar shorts nominees available on iTunes

    27-Feb-2007

    Shorts International and Magnolia Pictures joined forces with iTunes to make Oscar-nominated short films available for the public to stream just days prior to the Academy Awards ceremony.
  • Off The Fence signs output deal with Principal Large Format

    27-Feb-2007

    IMAX producer Phil Streather of Principal Large Format (PLF) has signed an exclusive agreement to provide Off The Fence with current and in-production theatrical releases of giant-screen content as well as generating new projects for the company.
  • Curse Of The Golden Flower closes Glasgow Film Fest

    27-Feb-2007

    The Glasgow Film Festival closed on Sunday Feb 25th with a coup - the sell-out UK premiere of Zhang Yimou's Curse of The Golden Flower.
  • World Circuit Records launches a film division

    27-Feb-2007

    The four-time Grammy Award-winning independent record label today announced the launch of World Circuit Films, an in-house production company dedicated to the creation of music-related films for theatrical, television, DVD and digital release.
  • FDA reports UK film industry is thriving

    26-Feb-2007

    According to figures released today by the Film Distributor's Association, an average of ten films a week were released in the UK last year (505 up from 467) with a print-and-advertising spend of $588.6 million (£300m) in 2006.
  • BitTorrent goes legit, making deal with major movie houses

    26-Feb-2007

    BitTorrent Inc, the San Francisco based company that created the software used to download pirated blockbusters from the internet, has entered into a licensing agreement with some of America's top studios in an attempt to dramatically decrease blackmarket activity.
  • Penketh High makes indie feature Days

    21-Feb-2007

    Over 500 teachers and students at an innovative high school in Warrington, England, combined talents to make a full-length feature film in eight months on a budget of about $11,700-$13,600 (£6000-£7000). Local businesses and organisations also got behind the production.
  • Cartwright joins Lionsgate UK home entertainment division

    20-Feb-2007

    Nicola Cartwright has been promoted to the newly created role of Commercial Director of the UK's Lionsgate Home Entertainment Division.
  • Thandie Newton launches Film Club for UK schoolchildren

    15-Feb-2007

    Chancellor Gordon Brown, Thandie Newton and film directors Kevin Macdonald (Last King of Scotland) and Beeban Kidron (Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason) today launched Film Club, which aims to expose 10,000 primary and secondary schoolchildren in the UK to the joys of film.
  • The Hospital launches 2007 Audi Channel Reel Talent Awards

    9-Feb-2007

    Original screenplays are now being accepted for the Reel Talent short-film competition, which is the only incentive in the UK to finance and facilitate the production of its finalists' films.
  • Memorial service to be held for Andi Engel

    7-Feb-2007

    Renoir Cinema in London 's Brunswick Square will host a memorial service at 12 noon on Wednesday March 7, 2007, to celebrate the life and achievements of Andi Engel, who died aged 68 in Lubeck, Germany on December 26 last year.
  • Police raid pirate film factory, seize over 6000 DVDs

    7-Feb-2007

    A 42-year-old man has been arrested following a raid of a private house in Heywood, Greater Manchester. Police seized 40 DVD burners, three computers, printers, over 6000 counterfeit DVDs and £5000 in cash that were found on the premises.
  • UK pirate DVD sellers given deportation notices

    7-Feb-2007

    Six Chinese nationals who were arrested on February 1 in Hackney, East London, on charges of film piracy and breach of copyright have since been identified as being in the UK illegally and served deportation notices.
  • AAM signs digital download deal with Artificial Eye

    31-Jan-2007

    Digital film distribution service Arts Alliance Media has signed an exclusive three-year deal to release distributor Artificial Eye's product in the UK and Ireland as download-to-rent and download-to-own content.
  • Potsdam animation festival to present 41 films

    23-Jan-2007

    The Cartoon Movie 2007 business forum will present 500 participants with a selection of 41 features with an overall budget of almost $391m (Euros300m) in an attempt to boost finance and distribution for European animated films.
  • Sky Anytime sees one million movie downloads in first year

    23-Jan-2007

    Europe's leading broadband video download service Sky Anytime showed phenomenal sales interest in its first 12 months with its one millionth movie, Flight Plan, downloaded on January 14.
  • UK industry veteran Jim Sturgeon dies after illness

    23-Jan-2007

    Creative Partnership founder Jim Sturgeon died January 10 after a long illness. Well-known and respected among his peers, Sturgeon co-founded the UK's Creative Partnership with Chris Fowler in 1979 as a 'one-stop shop' to produce trailers, posters, radio and TV commercials for the film industry.
  • John Burgess wins Haydenfilms online shorts awards

    17-Jan-2007

    Haydenfilms 2.0 Film Festival culminated in the presentation of a $10,000 prize to John Burgess for The Powderpuff Principle at New York 's Director's Guild Theatre on Jan 11.
  • Taichi Fukuda appointed to lead NBC Universal's strategic growth in Japan

    17-Jan-2007

    As NBC Universal International's new Managing Director, Japan Representative, Fukuda will be based in Tokyo and work with the heads of various divisions to maximise the company's growth potential. These divisions include home-entertainment arm Universal Pictures Japan, TV and New Media Distribution, Mobile Entertainment and CNBC.
  • Germany's K5 Film expands reach with K5 International

    16-Jan-2007

    Film sales veteran Bill Stephens has partnered with production company K5 Film to form a new international sales company.
  • Shooting starts on Rise Of The Footsoldier

    16-Jan-2007

    Principal photography began December 10, 2006 on Rise Of The Footsoldier, a British crime epic about East London villain Carleton Leach.
  • Ewan McGregor signs on to Jackboots On Whitehall

    16-Jan-2007

    London 's Swipe Films has announced that Ewan McGregor will play the lead in their new indie comedy feature.
  • Intel, Eros hook up to provide Bollywood on-demand

    16-Jan-2007

    Eros International has joined forces with the Intel Corporation to deliver Bollywood movies on-demand, via broadband to PCs connected to televisions.
  • Tartan Video's Sam Dunn takes on new role

    16-Jan-2007

    Tartan Video label manager Sam Dunn has been promoted to deputy managing director.
  • Midori, Noble sign agreement for Scandinavia

    6-Oct-2006

    An exclusiverepresentation agreement has been signed between Scandinavian distribution company Noble Entertainment and Ontario's Midori Multimedia inall media for the territory of Scandinavia.The ...
  • Name changes for Universal

    6-Oct-2006

    UniversalPictures has announced that it has renamed two of its divisions. As of Nov 1,its international theatrical releasing arm will be renamed Universal PicturesInternational and its international home entertainment group will be renamedUniversal Pictures International Entertainment.
  • UK distributor Spark Films launches

    6-Oct-2006

    Award-winning producersDaniel San and Rebecca Knapp have launched their new UK distribution outfit SparkPictures Limited today, Oct 6. The company intends todistribute three to four "commercial independent"titles over the next year. ...
  • Zonemedia gets NBC Universal cable rights in Poland, Hungary

    6-Oct-2006

    London'sZonemedia has acquired exclusive basic cable rights in Poland and Hungary tofeature films from NBC Universal International Television Distribution. The ...
  • FACT welcomes new Director General Kieron Sharp

    5-Oct-2006

  • Nonstop Sales secure Exit

    5-Oct-2006

    International sales agent NonStop Sales has secured both salesand distribution rights for the Peter Lindmark-directed Swedish thriller Exit.
  • Pathe holds worldwide rights to The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

    5-Oct-2006

    Pathe Pictures International has announced that itwill be selling the worldwide rights to French-language feature film TheDiving Bell and the Butterfly, whichis based on the best-selling memoir by Jean-Dominique Bauby.
  • UK cracks down on film piracy

    4-Oct-2006

    A Scottish man has beenjailed and more are awaiting trial in a nationwide crackdown on film piracy inthe UK. The initiative is a partnership between local TradingStandards agencies, the Federation Against CopyrightTheft (FACT) and police.
  • Development package lures Mediterranean documentary makers

    4-Oct-2006

  • Joe Wright honoured with Hospital award

    4-Oct-2006

  • Mark Jay starts shooting Dolphins in Brighton

    4-Oct-2006

    Writer/directorMark Jay has started filming his debut feature, Dolphins, in Brighton, UK.Themovie is a teenage love story set in Brighton's custom-car culture and stars Emmerdale's Karl Davies, FootballFactory's Frank Harper, ...
  • Costa-Gavras to host masterclass at Thessaloniki

    3-Oct-2006

    Director Costa-Gavraswill present a masterclass at this year's International Thessaloniki Film Festival(TIFF). Gavras joins previously announced guests, film-makers Wim Wenders andWalter Salles, in attending the 47th anniversary of the festival.
  • Peter Howitt begins shooting Dangerous Parking

    3-Oct-2006

    SlidingDoors'director Peter Howitt started shooting his latest production on Oct 3.Howitt wrote, directs and stars in the film, anadaptation of Stuart Browne's 1999 cult novel Dangerous Parking. Richard Johns produces under Howitt and Johns'production outfit Flaming Pie Films.Howitt ...
  • Sally Joynson to head Screen Yorkshire

    3-Oct-2006

  • 17th Dinard British Film Festival announces jury line-up

    2-Oct-2006

    The Festival du Film Britannique de Dinard (Oct 5-8) hasannounced its final jury line-up.
  • Dead Girl awarded Netherlands Production Platform Prize

    2-Oct-2006

    This year's Kodak NPPDevelopment Prize was awarded to writer/director/producer Elbert van Strien and producer Claudia Brandt for their feature filmProject Dead Girl.
  • Dead Girl awarded Netherlands Production Platform Prize

    2-Oct-2006

    This year's Kodak NPPDevelopment Prize was awarded to writer/director/producer Elbert van Strien and producer Claudia Brandt for their feature film Dead Girl.
  • Free film screenings mark Pinewood's 70th birthday

    2-Oct-2006

    Pinewood Studios is hosting a week of free film screenings tocelebrate its 70th birthday.The celebratory screenings are to be held in conjunction withThe Times and Vue West End, London, andwill feature one film from each of the seven decades that Pinewood has beenworking in UK film.The screenings run from Oct 1-7 and feature ...
  • Italy announces Oscar bid hopeful

    2-Oct-2006

    Italy has announced its entry into the best foreign film category of the 2006Academy Awards as Nuovomondo (TheGolden Door).
  • Mexico and Belgium announce their Oscar entries

    28-Sep-2006

    Pan's Labyrinth has been announced as Mexico's entry into the Oscars' foreign-language film category.
  • NonStop Sales picks up Paid

    28-Sep-2006

    International sales agent NonStop Sales has picked up the English-language Dutch featurePaid.
  • NZFC announces new short film manager

    28-Sep-2006

    The New Zealand FilmCommission has announced that Juliette Veber will take on their newly created role of Short FilmSales and Marketing Manager.
  • Odeon purchases two new cinema sites

    28-Sep-2006

    The UK'slargest cinema chain, Odeon, has announced that they will be opening two new cinemas. Anew site in Medway, Kentand the acquisition of the Vue cinema in Basingstoke,Hampshire, sees Odeon now owning a total of 110 cinemas and 843 screensnationwide.
  • Raindance premieres films made on phones

    28-Sep-2006

    London-based festival Raindance hasbecome the first in the UKto screen movies made entirely on mobile phones. The festival, which runs at Cineworld Shaftesbury Avenuefrom until Oct 8, will be presenting the finalists in this year'sNokia Shorts competition, which had film-makers submit 15-second shorts shot ontheir handsets.
  • Transmedia gets rights to Short Order

    28-Sep-2006

    New UK distributor Transmedia has announced theacquisition of the film Short Order,which will be released in early 2007 under the title Life Is A Buffet. The feature film was written by young Irishdirector Anthony Byrne and stars French actress Emma de Caunes, with VanessaRedgrave and John Hurt. The film takes place in one night, looking into thelives and philosophies of employees ...

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