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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.


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.

The Birth of a Nation

COMMENT: Birth of a game-changer

It is safe to say by this time next year, The Birth Of A Nation will not only feature among the best picture Oscar nominees but most likely will be the first on the list.

AFI FEST director Jacqueline Lyanga and British Film Commission CEO Adrian Wootton at We Are UK Film reception, Sundance 2016

We Are UK Film brunch, Sundance 2016

The British Film Commission and the BFI hosted their annual get-together in Park City.

‘Eddie The Eagle’ leaps into Sundance

Park City locals got a surprise on Monday night when Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton turned up for a screening of the biopic about one of Britain’s pluckiest Olympians.

Delivering Dreams A Century Of British Film Distribution

Delivering Dreams: celebrating 100 years of UK film distribution

Geoffrey Macnab’s book is a thoroughly researched canter through a century of UK film distribution, writes Charles Gant

Yorgos Lanthimos discusses 'The Lobster' at NFTS

Director Yorgos Lanthimos talked to NFTS students about his BAFTA-nominated, English-language debut The Lobster.

UCLA dean Teri Schwartz and Phil Kent

UCLA film school hosts annual Sundance event at Zoom

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television dean Teri Schwartz hosted the school’s annual Sundance reception on Saturday.

Making the most of co-pro opportunities in Germany

Interest in international co-production among Germany producers has never been higher. Miriam Ducke, senior trade adviser for Creative Industries, Berlin explains why.

Straight Outta Compton

COMMENT: The Oscar doesn't go to...

A lack of diversity was glaringly apparent in this year’s Oscar nominations, writes Matt Mueller.

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Jörn Threlfall talks BAFTA-nominated short 'Over'

Screen Star of Tomorrow Jörn Threlfall discusses his short film Over, a mystery told in reverse, which was nominated for a Best British Short Film BAFTA.

COMMENT: Oscar nominations show Academy rewards ambition

The Revenant’s 12 Oscar nominations have put Fox/New Regency’s drama at the top of the pile and reflects the Academy’s appreciation of a work of supreme craft and ambition.

The Martian

COMMENT: Globes winners eye Oscar glory

The 2016 Golden Globe Awards belonged to The Revenant and The Martian on Sunday while two of the most nominated films at the start of the night left the Beverly Hilton empty-handed.

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COMMENT: Bafta nominations shine a spotlight on British film

Screen editor Matt Mueller on the deserved recognition for British filmmaking in this year’s Bafta nominations – despite not securing a single entry in the Best Film category.

Globe bends to the Force

Has the start to a year ever been so dominated by one five-word film title, writes Screen editor Matt Mueller.

Alastair Lorimer

How to… protect myself under a distribution contract

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Six points to remember when securing a distributor, according to Harbottle & Lewis associate Alastair Lorimer.

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David O’Russell talks 'Joy' at Bafta’s David Lean Lecture

The Joy director reflected on his filmography and his recurring collaborations.

COMMENT: Now we are 40

Screen editor Matt Mueller introduces our 40th anniversary edition.

Berlin 2016 poster has the bear necessities

There’s a bear on the loose.

Matt Mueller

The Summit of ambition

Screen editor Matt Mueller on his personal highlights from this year’s Screen Film Summit.

Travis Knight

Laika hosts WeHo 10th birthday bash

Three acclaimed films under its belt and Laika, the Portland, Oregon-based animation studio behind Coraline, is “just warming up” according to its founder.