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Jeremy Kay

Respect the producer

Precisely what a producer does is one of the murkiest questions in cinema.

Selma

Selma’s bad timing

The exclusion of Selma’s David Oyelowo from the Oscar nominations is more than a snub - it’s an injustice.

Oscars

Oscars 2015: nominations analysis

A day of big surprises confirmed Boyhood, Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel as front-runners for the best picture Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards.

Mr. Holmes

Second-look pic: Mr. Holmes

The second photo is out of Ian McKellen as the elderly sleuth in Mr. Holmes, seen here with youngster Milo Parker.

Golden Globes

Golden Globes winners: analysis

We learned very little from the 72nd annual Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday night, which is to take nothing away from the joy of the occasion and its proud championing of independent cinema.

Leave to Remain: the end of a long journey

Kate Cook and James Levison reflect on producing indie feature Leave to Remain, starring Toby Jones, the struggle to find an audience and an “impactful” distribution strategy.

Wendy Mitchell

Women of substance

Wendy Mitchell reflects on women in film over the past 12 months and what to look forward to in 2015.

Whiplash

Screen's top 10 films of 2014

Screen’s editorial staff picks their top 10 films of 2014.

Serial storytelling

It’s remarkable that during the season of big awards films, the story that most people I know are genuinely buzzing about is the tale of Hae Min, Adnan and Jay.

The Interview

The Interview's cancellation is a 'calamity' for Sony

US Editor Jeremy Kay analyses the effects of Sony’s decision to pull The Interview from release after threats from hackers.

Knight Of Cups

Knight Of Cups trailer

The first-look of Terrence Malick’s upcoming Berlinale competition selection has been released.

Insurgent

Insurgent trailer has landed

Shailene Woodley returns as Tris in Lionsgate’s latest YA franchise-elect.

Welcome Back "In Conversation"

Dubai welcomes back Bollywood

Ear-splitting screams welcomed the cast and crew of Bollywood film Welcome Back, who are filming in Dubai, and dropped in to speak to guests at DIFF.

The Gunman

The Gunman international trailer

Pierre Morel directs Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and Ray Winstone. What’s not to like?

DIFF opening party

Dubai film festival opens with a bang

This year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) got underway with two lavish parties – the opening at Madinat Jumeirah and the IWC Filmmaker Award gala dinner at the One&Only Royal Mirage on the following night.

Artful ambition

One of the most inspiring talks at the VFX + Animation Summit Dublin was from Paul Young, one of the founders of Cartoon Saloon.

Jeremy Kay

Globes nods champion 'indie' cinema

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has struck a blow for so-called independent cinema while uncharacteristically cocking a snoot at a quartet of major studio contenders.

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski

Big Eyes and the real Walter Keane

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the screenwriters of Tim Burton’s Big Eyes, talk about the “stranger than fiction” real life of Margaret and Walter Keane.

Boyhood

IFC Films debuts Boyhood featurette

The Making Of Boyhood - 12 Years On Film has debuted on Hulu.

What's the trailer of the year?

Way To Blue’s infographic unveils the most buzzed about trailers of the year.

Mark Salisbury (moderator), Christopher Nolan, Lee Smith (Editor), Paul Franklin (VFX), Hoyte van Hoytema (Cinematographer)

The file cabinet at the heart of Interstellar

Chris Nolan and the Interstellar team talk about the down-to-earth solutions for their out-of-this-world film.

St Vincent

DIFF heads to the beach

For those who prefer their cinema al fresco, the public screenings at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival will be held at “The Beach” opposite Jumeirah Beach Resort (JBR).

Benedict Cumberbatch and Brendan Gleeson

BIFAs show spirit of collaboration

Champagne, and some fun chaos, while championing independent filmmaking.

Burton and Waltz on art snobbery and Big Eyes

Director Tim Burton and star Christoph Waltz talked about Big Eyes after a Weinstein Company screening at The May Fair Hotel on December 7.

This Way Up

This Way Up tackles alternative content

Industry recognise that an untapped market exists amidst thriving alternative content audience.

Isabelle Fauvel

Tomato production and the fate of cinema

Film Initiative’s Isabelle Fauvel fears that films will no longer have any flavour.

KinoVan

KinoVan takes cinema on tour

Film London’s new initiative will see the capital’s film archives tour the city’s streets.

The price of success

At the Screen Film Summit on December 1, one hot debate was about how to drive support for British films at the UK box office.

Edu Grau with NFTS students

Edu Grau gives NFTS masterclass

A Single Man’s cinematographer talks about being “lucky”, Saul Dibb’s Suite Française, Adam Smith’s Trespass Against Us & Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette.

Zoe Jones

The unique power of cinema advertising

DCM’s marketing director Zoe Jones talks about the findings of their latest research project looking at the effectiveness of cinema advertising.

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