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Louise Tutt

  • Locarno 2015: Open Doors project profiles


    The 12 projects selected for this year’s Open Doors range from an Algerian mythological horror to a Libya-set feature documentary. Louise Tutt profiles the film-makers and their projects
  • Filmart 2015: Beyond China


    Filmart is the centre of the world for global buyers and sellers focused on Asian content. As it enters its 19th edition, Louise Tutt examines its enduring appeal.
  • Backstreet Boys: Backstreet’s back


    On the eve of its much-anticipated US opening, director Stephen Kijak and producer Mia Bays reveal why an ambitious event theatrical release is the right strategy for their Backstreet Boys documentary.
  • Bafta takes the spotlight


    The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.
  • European box office: Laugh track


    Comedies hit big for European films at the global box office in 2014. By Louise Tutt.
  • Sam Spiegel School launches $500,000 fund


    School teams with ARP Selection for award; Cameron Bailey, Alberto Barbera among jury.
  • Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film


    Details on all 83 submissions for the foreign language Oscar race including contact details.
  • Locarno 2014: Special honorees


    Locarno’s 2014 edition will pay tribute to an eclectic mix of legendary film-makers, actors and producers. Screen takes a look at the recipients.
  • Locarno 2014: Carlo Chatrian, artistic director


    Carlo Chatrian, Locarno Film Festival’s artistic director, talks to Louise Tutt about new talent, old faces and maintaining the festival’s vision.
  • Locarno 2014: Open Doors projects


    Some 12 projects have been selected for Open Doors, from a sci-fi desert odyssey to a civil war story to a fishing adventure tale.
  • Keren Yedaya, That Lovely Girl


    The Israeli director talks about her controversial third feaure, about an incestuous relationship.
  • Shira Geffen, Self Made


    Shira Geffen talks about how humour plays apart in her surreal tale of female identity.
  • Awards: They want your consideration


    Behind the films in the running for awards every season are the teams ensuring they are seen and talked about by the right people. Louise Tutt meets the awards whisperers who help great work to stand out from the pack.
  • John Wells, August: Osage County


    The August: Osage County ensemble is winning multiple nominations during this awards season. Director John Wells talks about cast concerns ahead of the shoot and why he insisted they all live together.
  • Punk Singer to open London Short FF


    Shorts starring Sally Hawkins and Maxine Peake among those in the line-up.
  • ABCs of Death 2 winner named


    Robert Boocheck’s M Is For Masticate has won Magnet Releasing’s ABCs Of Death 2’s ‘Search for the 26th Director’.
  • Ted Hope to lead Viewster fest jury


    Viewster festival will offer total prize money of $100,000.
  • NFTS, Sky launch digital content course


    The UK’s National Film And Television School (NFTS) is teaming with pay-TV broadcaster Sky to create a new course called digital content & formula which will provide a job for one graduate at Sky.       
  • Kaouther Ben Hania, Challat Of Tunis


    Louise Tutt talks to the Tunisian writer and director about her second feature, which screened in the Arab Muhr Feature Competition at DIFF.
  • Dubai Docs: Let the real world in


    The pilot Dubai Docs programme (Dec 10-12) is turning the spotlight on creative documentaries to help train film-makers in how to pitch and raise the finance for their projects. Louise Tutt reports.
  • European Film Awards 2013: the contenders


    The upcoming European Film Awards (Dec 7) will celebrate the diversity of European film-making, thanks to a voting body that refuses to follow the crowd. Louise Tutt looks at this year’s contenders
  • Profiles: foreign-language Oscar submissions


    From Afghanistan to Venezuela the submissions for the foreign-language film Oscar bring together work from both newcomers and established names. Screen profiles the submissions from a record 76 countries
  • Lives through a lens


    The lowdown on the feature documentaries screening in all the festival sections. Profiles by Louise Tutt.
  • Olivia Colman


    The break-out star of Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur tells Louise Tutt why she enjoyed playing such a harrowing role.
  • International hits of 2011


    What are the highest-grossing films of 2011 in the worldwide market? And which titles have fared better internationally than in North America? Louise Tutt crunches the numbers
  • Steve McQueen


    The Shame director tells Screen why he made a film about one of society’s biggest taboos.
  • Europe's humour hits home in 2011


    On the eve of the European Film Awards in Berlin on December 4, Screen looks at the European films that have triumphed at both the European and global box office in 2011
  • How to tailor a spy classic


    Screen examines the production of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy — a British spy story, directed by a Swede and financed by StudioCanal.
  • BFI Chairman Greg Dyke urges broadcasters to do more for film production and distribution


    Dyke singles out Sky to provide “greater access for British and specialised films on the Sky platform.”
  • Kevin named LFF best film; Sutherland goes to Las Acacias


    Candese Reid wins Best British Newcomer for her role in Junkhearts; Herzog’s Into The Abyss wins Grierson doc prize.
  • Beeban Kidron


    UK film director Beeban Kidron tells Screen why she believes the fate of the future of cinema may lie with FILMCLUB, the after-school film club charity of which she is deputy chair. 
  • Hothouse for hotshots


    The NFTS’s Lynda Myles tells Louise Tutt why she believes film schools give hopeful film-makers the best possible start.
  • The Russians are coming


    As the BFI kicks off its Russian season, Alexei Popogrebsky talks about his Fellini phase.
  • 2009 Digest: Screen rounds up the year's key stories


    Who were the winners and losers of 2009? Louise Tutt brings together the biggest stories of the year.
  • Learning to walk through walls


    Peter Straughan, The Men Who Stare At Goats.
  • On location in London


    Screen International brings you four London location case studies.
  • Rising stars take centre stage


    This week’s Edinburgh International Film Festival (June 17-28) is turning the spotlight on first-time UK film-makers.
  • Market report UK


    Festival gems perform well in the UK, but usually far outside the top 100.
  • Profile: UK producer Simon Jordan


    A self-made millionaire with investments in restaurants, magazines and property, Simon Jordan now wants to be a British film mogul.
  • International - Sunny shines at home


    Showbox's big-budget war epic Sunny enjoyed a strong $3.8m opening weekend at home, to become the second highest opener in the international market last weekend after Twentieth Century Fox's The X-Files: I Want To Believe, which grossed $9m from 22 territories.
  • Thinking Global, Acting Local: Reactions to studio international ambitions


    During the 1990s, some German producers preferred to license the local distribution rights for their films to German distributors at the expense of a potentially better deal with the local office of a US studio.
  • On location: Good


    Fluctuations in the exchange rate caused problems for a UK production looking for savings in Hungary. Louise Tutt reports.
  • In focus - Festival Buzz - Cannes Talent Watch


    Anamaria Marinca and Laura Vasiliu, actors, 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days
  • United Kingdom - Good times


    If I wasn't a Jew I'd be a Nazi," says UK producer Miriam Segal. It is a forthrightness designed to make you sit up and pay attention. Her debut film, Good, starts shooting in Budapest this week and Segal is determined it will have a shocking appeal - for all the right reasons.
  • Goal! 2 signs House Of Wax director


    Jaume Collet Serra, the Spanish director of Warner Bros' HouseOf Wax, has signed to direct Goal! 2, the second film in MilkshakeFilms' football trilogy. Shooting starts in October in Spain and London. Thetrilogy follows a Mexican boy from Los Angeles to play football in the UK,before transferring to a Spanish club and then playing for his national team inthe World ...
  • Bowie to executive produce 30 Century Man doc


  • Eccleston heads to Hungary with Cougar Films' Double Life


    Christopher Eccleston hassigned to star in Double Life for Sophie Balhechet and Lynda La Plante's CougarFilms.
  • Producers weigh up Belgium, China and S. Africa benefits


    The benefits of shooting inBelgium, South Africa and China were outlined to international producers at afilm financing conference hosted by Screen International in London last week.
  • Industry weighs up DVD pricing dilemma


    The DVD release of Finding Nemo earlier this year hassparked a pricing revolution in France, said Jean-Paul Commins, chief operatingofficer of independent distributor France Televisions Distribution (FTD), atScreen's DVD: The Home Cinema Summit in London on Thursday.Apanel comprising Commins, Jan Rickers, head of marketing for Germany's Kinowelt Home Entertainment, ...
  • Mixed bag for international box office markets last year


    2002 was the year the US majors clawed back market share at the international box office after the previous 12 months which had seen homegrown hits enjoy an unprecedented period of glory in their local markets.
  • Ranvaud proposes new sales paradigm


    The producer of City Of God and Central Station is teaming up with a group of Latin American and European producers to launch a sales company.
  • Ranvaud proposes new sales paradigm


    The producer of City Of God and Central Station is teaming up with a group of Latin American and European producers to launch a sales company.
  • Till maps out European cinema future


    In one of his first public speeches since becoming chairman and CEO of United International Pictures (UIP), Stewart Till has said that he does not expect to see a European multi-territory distributor emerging in the near future - due to a lack of both money and expertise.
  • Till maps out European cinema future


    In one of his first public speeches since becoming chairman and CEO of United International Pictures (UIP), Stewart Till has said that he does not expect to see a European multi-territory distributor emerging in the near future - due to a lack of both money and expertise.
  • UK industry reacts to Parker's plea for change


    The British film industry is waiting on more detail from Alan Parker, the UK director and chairman of strategy body the Film Council, after he unveiled a blueprint for curing Britain of its 'little England' syndrome, partly by providing tax breaks for local and foreign distributors which invest in British film.
  • Focus sells out its territories on Far From Heaven


    Focus International hascompleted sales of English-language territories on Todd Haynes' periodmelodrama Far From Heaven,closing deals with Entertainment Film Distributors in the UK, Icon FilmDistribution in Australia/New Zealand and Ster-Kinekor in South Africa. FocusFeatures will distribute the film in North America, although Focus inheriteddomestic rights from USA Films which was merged with Good Machine in May thisyear to form Focus.
  • France leads Int'l cinema admissions league


    In a special Screen International analysis of global cinemagoing trends, France has come out as the biggest international territory by admissions, based on record-breaking figures that saw more people go to the cinema in France in 2001 than in any year since 1984.
  • Babelsberg conference to focus on European films


    One of the major talking points at this year's Babelsberg 2001 film and TV production conference, is how to produce and market European films for the international market (Local Stories for Global Markets, Aug 28).
  • Kar joins UK's New Cinema Fund


    The UK's Film Council has appointed Himesh Kar senior executive in charge of culturally diverse film-making for the New Cinema Fund.
  • Production Show: Producers slam UK broadcasters


    UK broadcasters were accused of undermining the creation of a sustainable local film industry by a line-up of leading producers, financiers and international sales agents at The Production Show in London on Wednesday.
  • Working Title taps Cruz for Captain Corelli


    Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has signed to star opposite Nicolas Cage in John Madden's Captain Corelli's Mandolin for Working Title Films.
  • UK production on the rise


    UK film production soared in 1999 with 114 films shot by local outfits or with a British partner in the UK or abroad, compared to just 78 the previous year.