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Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Fremaux talks Cannes 2014 selections

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

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.

Arianne Benedetti

Arianne Benedetti, Panama film commissioner

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.


Essy Niknejad, Laleh

US-based, Iran-born Essy Niknejad tells Jakob Fudge how he travelled back to the country of his birth to shoot the story of Laleh Seddigh, the 2006 Iranian racing champion who prevailed in a male-dominated sport only to be subsequently banned by racing authorities.


Filmart 2014: HAF profiles

Profiles of projects from the 12th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

Lucy Fisher and Doug Wick

Lucy Fisher, producer, Divergent

Lucy Fisher is the former vice-chairman of Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Group and evp of worldwide production at Warner Bros and runs Red Wagon Entertainment with husband and business partner Doug Wick.

Simon Chinn and Jonathan Chinn

Chinn cousins switch on Lightbox

With two Oscars under his belt for Man On Wire and Searching For Sugar Man, Simon Chinn has, in his own words, had a “good run” at producing theatrical feature documentaries for his London-based production company Red Box Films.

Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, RADiUS

The co-presidents of distributor RADiUS talk about their love of documentary, the success of Oscar-nominated films 20 Feet From Stardom and Cutie And The Boxer, and their future plans.

Paolo Sorrentino

Paolo Sorrentino, The Great Beauty

The director of the Oscar-nominated Italian film talks about shooting in Rome and his leading man, Toni Servillo.