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  • Dutch duo to launch new UK distribution outfit


    The managing partners ofDutch distributor Bright Angel have sold their share of the business and areplanning to launch a new London-based distribution and production outfit calledYume Pictures.
  • Murder casts cloud over Shouf Shouf sequel


    Dutch producer/director Albert terHeerdt says he is 'seriously considering' postponing making the sequel to hishit multicultural comedy Shouf ShoufHabibi! following the murder of director Theo van Gogh earlier this month.
  • Multicultural films go Dutch


    An English-language feature adaptation of Kurban Said'sbestseller Ali And Nino is beingprepared by Dutch producer Egmond Film and Television. London-based productionoutfit Silkway Entertainment and French Claudie Ossard (Amelie) areco-producers.
  • Dutch broadcasters pledge to boost film spend


    Dutch public broadcasters have pledged to invest Euros 9m ayear on Dutch films from 2005.
  • Dutch cinema hits record box office highs


    Dutch films have taken a record 15.3% share of their localmarket in the first quarter of 2004.Inthe first three months of this year, 952,000 people went to see a Dutchproduced film. Dutch films took Euros 6.7m at the box office, out of a total ofEuros 43.4m.
  • Pending tax shelter initiates new Belgian investment outfit


    A new intermediary companycalled Peloton Pictures is planning to launch in Brussels in as little as sixweeks time to take advantage of the new Belgian tax shelter.
  • Dutch documentaries are the toast of Nyon


  • Netherlands gets 1 More Film distributor


    The rapidly changing Dutch distribution scene this week sees the launch of one more distribution company, appropriately called 1 More Film.
  • Dutch film finance scheme faces extinction


    The Dutch ministries of Finance and Economic Affairs have stated they are no longer willing to provide funds for film production.
  • Turkish films go Dutch


    Following a growing trend for Turkish successes in Germany, in the Netherlands Pathé has started programming a slate of Turkish comedies in two of its major cinemas: Amsterdam Arena and Rotterdam De Kuip.
  • Netherlands lays groundwork for film institute


    While there are plenty of individual Dutch film bodies, the Netherlands is one of the last of the mature European film markets to have an official Film Institute.
  • Survival prospects narrow for Dutch producer


    Oscar-winning Dutch producer First Floor Features and its sister company First Floor Films have been granted suspension of payment by the Amsterdam local court.
  • Dutch MPs push for clarification on government film plans


    Media and culture representatives from Holland's three largest political parties have called on the government to clarify its plans for the future of state support for film.
  • A-film takes Dutch rights to 11 Rotterdam titles


    A-film Distribution has acquired local Dutch rights to eleven titles screening at this year's International Filmfestival Rotterdam (IFFR) 2004.
  • Rotterdam line-up underlines festival's global accent


    Sixteen films have been selected for this year's VPRO Tiger Awards Competition in Rotterdam (Jan 21-Feb 1), among them eight world premieres.
  • Amsterdam unveils main competition line-up


    The International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (Nov 20-30) has said that, from this year's edition, it will only accept documentaries that premiere at the festival into its main competition.
  • USA comes under scrutiny at Amsterdam


    25 documentaries on the state of the USA - tackling topics such as the aftermath of September 11, the impact of US led globalisation and militant American organisations - will form the backbone of a USA Today programme at this year's International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam.
  • Belgian tax shelter takes Quantum leap


    Dutch producer Matthijs van Heijningen is set to be one of the first foreigners to make use of the new Belgian tax shelter regulations with English-language mystery piece, Quantum Movie (working title).
  • Dutch industry rails as tax system faces closure


    The looming cancellation of the Dutch tax incentive scheme (CVs) has been labelled 'disastrous' by the Council For Culture, the Netherland's most important advisory committee on cultural issues.
  • Dutch call for creation of National Film Institute


    The establishment of a National Film Institute would go a long way to solving many of the problems of identity and organisation that currently bedevil the Dutch film industry. That at least is the conclusion of the Council For Culture, the Dutch government's highest ranking advisory committee on culture.
  • Dutch tax break system faces closure


    The Netherlands' tax incentive scheme (CVs) for film production, which has been in place for the last five years, looks set to close. Proposals for the new state budget were published yesterday and made no allowance for the continuation of the scheme.