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Christopher J. Dodd, MPAA

MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd talks to Liz Shackleton about Japanese audiences, China’s quotas and the impact of digital distribution on the film business.


Bert Marcus & Mike Tyson, Champs

Director Bert Marcus and subject Mike Tyson tell Jeremy Kay about how their boxing documentary, Champs, transcends the world of sports.

Gong Yu

Gong Yu, iQiyi

iQiyi founder and CEO Gong Yu talks to Liz Shackleton about the company’s production plans and how it is working on its film business with parent company Baidu.

Robert Jones & Wayne Marc Godfrey, The Fyzz Facility

The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey open up to Andreas Wiseman about their thriving production and finance company.

Javier Fuentes-Léon

Javier Fuentes-Léon, The Vanished Elephant

The LA-based writer-director came to attention outside his native Peru in 2010 when Undertow (Contracorriente) scooped an audience award at Sundance. Now he’s back with another meditation on reality, albeit one that inhabits the noir milieu.

Alessandra Priante

Alessandra Priante on Emirati cinema scene

Former Italian cultural attaché says cinema scene has evolved considerably in the last five years.

Nujoom Alghanem

Nujoom Alghanem, Sounds of the Sea

Emirati filmmaker and poet Nujoom Alghanem talks about her feature-length documentary Sounds of the Sea capturing a way of Emirati life that is dying out.

Jacqueline Lyanga

Jacqueline Lyanga, AFI FEST

The festival director talks about a few of the anticipated highlights at this year’s feast of global film, including a certain picture that is finally coming home after it was originally set to play the festival in 2013.

Nicolas Villareal

Nicolas Villarreal, Nieta

Nicolas Villarreal is on track for Oscar qualification with his second animated short Nieta, which has screened at multiple festivals including Cannes and Facets, the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival.

Amr Waked

Amr Waked, El Ott

Mystical revenge thriller premiered in competition at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

The Narcicyst

Hip-hop's Narcicyst on short film Rise

Iraqi-Canadian hip-hop and musician Yassin Alsalman, better known as The Narcicyst, is at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival with the short film Rise.

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli, Last Summer

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli’s debut drama Last Summer combines an impressive production team and cast with an intriguing premise.

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book Of Life

The Emmy-winning, Mexican-born director of TV animation makes his feature directorial debut on the Fox release – guided by none other than Guillermo del Toro.

Jon Fitzgerald

Jon Fitzgerald, Brad Parks, Hollywood Film Festival

After Jon Fitzgerald and Brad Parks’ philanthropic body Cinecause acquired the Hollywood Film Festival (HFF) in February of this year, the event has received a total make-over and now promotes socially conscious films.

Ivan Kavanagh

Ivan Kavanagh, The Canal

The director talks about Park Films’ deeply atmospheric Ireland/UK movie starring Rupert Evans, former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Antonia Campbell-Hughes and youngster Calum Heath.

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz

Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Kurmanjan Datka

Kurmanjan Datka is this year’s official foreign-language Oscar entry for Kyrgyzstan and recounts the story of one of the country’s most celebrated female leaders, who lived from 1811-1907.

Lee Yong-kwan

Lee Yong-kwan, Busan Film Festival

Lee Yong-kwan tells Jean Noh about Busan International Film Festival’s role in the international industry, the diverse, new voices of Asian cinema and the festival’s focus on safety and stability

Partho Sen-Gupta, Sunrise

Receiving its world premiere in BIFF’s New Currents competition, Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise tells the story of a police inspector whose daughter was kidnapped years ago when she was only six.

Szifron talks Wild Tales, new sci-fi film

The Argentine director talks about his hit Wild Tales and his ambitious sci-fi four-film project The Foreigner.

Michael R Roskam, Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini

Michael R Roskam, The Drop

The upcoming Belgian director talks to Screen about making the move to US films and working with stars like Tom Hardy and the late James Gandolfini.



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