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INTERVIEWS

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Fremaux, Cannes Film Festival

18-Apr-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The festival’s artistic director discusses his selection and why he put Zhang Yimou’s film out of competition, how he has yet to see the final cut of Abel Ferrara’s latest work and why he will not broach the subject of women at the festival right now.

Amina Dasmal

Amina Dasmal, producer, The Double

11-Apr-2014 | By

The only Emirati working in the international film industry, Amina Dasmal and her business partner Robin Fox produced Richard Ayoade’s The Double, which premiered at Toronto last year and is currently rolling out across Europe.

Gareth Evans on set of The Raid 2

Gareth Evans, The Raid 2

7-Apr-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

The Welsh film-maker talks to Ian Sandwell about the action sequel and teases The Raid 3.

Arianne Benedetti

Arianne Benedetti, Panama film commissioner

5-Apr-2014 | By

With the third International Film Festival Of Panama underway, Panamanian film industry director and film commissioner Arianne Benedetti talks to Jeremy Kay about beaches, jungles, Quantum Of Solace and her country’s ambitious film industry.

Tribeca 2014: discovery channels

2-Apr-2014 | By

Tribeca Film Festival programmers Frédéric Boyer and Genna Terranova talk to Jeremy Kay about championing international and American gems.

Filming

UK film finance: BFI backs joined-up approach

2-Apr-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

A new joint-venture scheme from the BFI aims to drive up investment in UK independent films by helping producers and distributors to share the risks and rewards of distribution.

Transmedia

MIPTV: Transmedia’s transitions

2-Apr-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

As the digital-focused MIPTV champions a new age of storytelling this month, Melanie Goodfellow explores how TV drama and film producers are tentatively branching out into other platforms

Molinare

Molinare: making the grade

2-Apr-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Following its 2012 restructuring, post-production firm Molinare has a sharpened focus on high-end TV drama as well as feature film post work, and is readying itself for growth. Wendy Mitchell reports

Gomorrah

The Weinstein Company: stirring drama

2-Apr-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

As The Weinstein Company ramps up its scripted TV productions and acquisitions, Andreas Wiseman talks to the executives behind the push.

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas: a global touch

2-Apr-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Veteran producer Jeremy Thomas talks to Wendy Mitchell about the highlights of his 40-year career and looks excitedly to the future, ahead of a BFI Southbank retrospective.

TERRITORY FOCUS

César Chávez

Mexico: taking off

Beyond Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar win, Mexico’s growing film industry has much to celebrate, from a new wave of talent to steady box-office growth and smart global partnerships. Jeremy Kay reports.

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