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Screening Room: reason to be fearful?

Proposal to smash theatrical release windows has cast a pall over the industry, writes Screen US editor Jeremy Kay.

Bono

Bono hails 'Street' that has a name

Talk about praise from above. In a memorably generous appraisal, none other than U2 frontman Bono himself said on Wednesday that the cast of Sing Street are even better than the real thing.

Michael Maxtone Smith

Cross-border access and the Digital Single Market: a poorer new landscape?

The Commission wants to make it easier for us to enjoy Europe’s rich cinematographic culture online, but its proposal may put that richness in jeopardy, argues Reed Smith film finance partner Michael Maxtone-Smith.

VIDEO: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' first trailer

Trailer offers a glimpse at the film set between Episodes III and IV.

Andy Millmore

What use can I make of other people’s material without needing consent?

Harbottle & Lewis partner Andy Millmore outlines the need for consent when using third-party material in film.

Confessions of a telly addict

Screen editor Matt Mueller on preparing for Cannes and catching up on top TV drama.

The Big Question: TV at film festivals

Should film festivals be looking to add, or expand upon, high-end TV drama strands?

Iona

'Shell' director Scott Graham: "I’m happy to take a few knocks"

Former Screen Star Of Tomorrow Scott Graham talks about recutting his Edinburgh title Iona and the value of taking a few knocks along the way.

Moving Parts

Trinidad-based director of 'Moving Parts' turns to Kickstarter

American film-maker Emilie Upczak is appealing to backers to support a Kickstarter campaign for her human smuggling drama.

Gerard Butler films without borders

'London Has Fallen' interns hail "life-changing" experience

Lionsgate teamed up with charity Films Without Borders to offer internships on the Gerard Butler-starring sequel.

Secret Cinema

Secret Cinema gets political

Classic cinema and contemporary clashes crossover in the latest production from Secret Cinema.

Chris O'Connor

Academy Awards 2016: The power of partnership

GUEST BLOG: British Consul General Chris O’Connor celebrates an enduring and outstanding transatlantic partnership ahead of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony.

Johann Johannsson

'Sicario' composer: get music into the DNA of a film

Oscar nominee Johann Johannsson spoke about collaborating with Denis Villeneueve on a panel at Stockfish Film Festival .

London Gay Men's Chorus

GALLERY: We Are UK Film party in Berlin

Hosted by the British Council and the BFI, the We Are UK Film party at the Berlin Film Festival featured a performance from the London Gay Men’s Chorus.

BAFTAs 2016

What the BAFTA wins mean for the Oscars

Oscar voters across the Atlantic will have felt some ripples from BAFTA’s Sunday night awards show as they weigh up their own choices.

Busan

Berlin: Leading industry figures show support for Busan

Busan International Film Festival has been under government pressure since 2014.

Berlin football tournament

Pitch perfect: Pandastorm hosts Berlinale football tournament

Away from the MGB and hotel offices, the stakes ran high at the annual Berlinale Indoor Soccer Tournament sponsored by German distributor Pandastorm on Friday night.

European Shooting Stars 2016

Shooting Stars land in Berlin

The initiative selects ten emerging film talents from across Europe.

UKTI Crew

Gallery: Screen hosts Berlin party with Sargent-Disc, UKTI

Pictures from Screen’s party celebrating the opening of the EFM at the Catwalk Lounge and Bar, Marriott, Berlin.

Suffragette Cary Mulligan Sarah Gavron

The Big Question: Diversity

What one thing can be done - however small - to bring more minorities and women into the film industry?

Abigail Payne

What terms must I include if I commission a screenplay from a writer?

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Abigail Payne, a partner in the Film and Television Group of law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explains.

Spotlight shifts to Berlin

After a buzzy Sundance for US deals, attention now turns to Berlin and the European Film Market (EFM), which for the European film industry always serves as the pre-eminent launchpad to the year’s deal-making.

Jason Bourne trailer

Watch the 'Super Bowl 50' movie trailers

From Jason Bourne and Batman v Superman to Captain America and Deadpool, action heroes dominated the commercials during Super Bowl 50.

Jason Bourne poster

Universal Pictures names Jason Bourne film… 'Jason Bourne'

The studio was one of several US majors to claim a coveted spot during Super Bowl 50 and subsequently issued a one-sheet that read, ‘You know his name.’ For a minute there we weren’t sure, but we do now.

Manoman

BAFTA-nominated shorts to screen in UK cinemas

The films will screen in 30 venues across the UK before travelling abroad.

Shield 5

Instagram thriller 'Shield Five' debuts first episodes

The series will release a new clip every day throughout February.

Eddie Redmayne Baftas

Film Is GREAT reception to toast British Oscar nominees

Eddie Redmayne and the British Consul General Chris O’Connor will co-host the Film Is GREAT Reception celebrating British Oscar nominees in West Hollywood on February 26.

IFFR Building and Engaging Your Audience panel

IFFR: building and engaging an audience

American distributor Richard Abramowitz (Abramorama) and film festival and publicity strategist Kathleen McInnis (See-Through Films) led a ‘do’s and don’ts’ discussion at the 45th IFFR on both the traditional and alternative requirements in marketing an independent film. 

ISOS by Kris Verdonck

IFFR: Spaces Within: Art and Film Installation 

Down the road from IFFR’s bustling cinema hub de Doelen lies a partially disused office building whose 11th and 12th floors are housing four installation pieces, each representing one of the four strands in the festival’s 45th year. 

IFFR Live 2016

IFFR Live 2016 launches with 'As I Open My Eyes'

Venice award-winner kicks off second edition of the international live cinema event in Rotterdam.

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