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Spidey 2 spins early $5m

BOX OFFICE: Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into UK, 14 other territories

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Transcendence

Transcendence

By Tim Grierson

Dir: Wally Pfister. US. 2014. 119mins

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Oscars

Academy sets 2014-15 timetable

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The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will present the 87th Oscars on February 22, 2015.

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Diamond shines for Cohen Media Group

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Chairman and CEO Charles S Cohen announced (17) that the company has picked up North American and English-language remake rights to the French thriller.

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Nancy Kirkpatrick to leave Summit

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The veteran had served as Summit Entertainment’s president of worldwide marketing for the past six years and departs as Lionsgate and Summit integrate marketing operations.

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Call For Submissions: Screen's Cannes 2014 Product Guide

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    The UK’s intellectual property advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron met US studio heads this week (17) in a publicity drive for content protection.

  • Bombay Sapphire unveils Imagination shorts

    By Gilmarie Perea-Ruiz

    Bombay Sapphire’s Imagination Series shorts were launched in London last night.

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    As the countdown to the May 23 release becomes ever more frantic at the Fox marketing department, the studio has released a third and final trailer for X-Men: Days Of Future Past.

  • Cannes unveils 2014 poster

    By Andreas Wiseman

    Cannes hits another poster home-run with an achingly cool shot of Marcello Mastroianni for its 67th edition.

  • Audience draws in Copenhagen

    By Wendy Mitchell

    Peacocks meet Hitchcock, and other audience-friendly innovations at CPH PIX.

  • Tucking into The Lunchbox

    By Michael Rosser

    The tastes and aromas of Indian cuisine were offered to cinemagoers to mark the UK release of Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox.

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Tribeca 2014: discovery channels

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

Virunga

Tribeca 2014: hot picks

Previews of some anticipated world premieres, from Libyan rebels to killer beavers.

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.

Mexico’s Most Wanted

Mexico: 2014 hot picks

Buzz titles for 2014 from the rising stars of Mexico’s film industry.

INTERVIEWS

Gareth Evans on set of The Raid 2

Gareth Evans, The Raid 2

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

Agents of change

Agents have an increasingly important role in the film and TV industries. At a Screen-hosted roundtable, Wendy Mitchell and Andreas Wiseman asked some of the UK’s key players how agenting is changing.

Jeremy Thomas

Jeremy Thomas: a global touch

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.

Gomorrah

The Weinstein Company: stirring drama

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

Molinare

Molinare: making the grade

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

Secret Cinema's Grand ambitions

Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was brought to life with huge success by Secret Cinema. Ian Sandwell looks at how the event came together and the reasons for its popularity.

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.

3D audience

US exhibition: the people’s choices

John Hazelton examines how US exhibitors are changing along with audiences, including offering an enhanced cinema experience with more varied options

Transmedia

MIPTV: Transmedia’s transitions

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

Filming

UK film finance: BFI backs joined-up approach

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.

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The Trip To Italy

Trip to Italy to get event release

14-Apr-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Picturehouse announces one-off screening for comedy sequel, followed by Q&A with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon.

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