A “mental Iron Curtain” has formed between Western and Eastern Europe, according to Polish film director Agnieszka Holland.
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The MENA region’s first online streaming media service, icflix, which launched last summer, has already started reading scripts with a view to producing as many as eight Arab-language movies a year intended for theatrical release.
Egyptian filmmaker Wael Omar is developing a sequel to his documentary, In Search Of Oil And Sand, which captured the lives of Egypt’s elite at the moment of Gamel Abdel Nasser’s coup d’état in 1952, entitled Madness At Noon.
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Software from Arts Alliance Media will manage Wanda Cinema Line’s cinema screens in its new build sites in China.
Film and media agency Film London has identified 1.25 million sq ft of alternative stage space in the capital in a bid to satisfy growing demand.
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With Anchorman 2 about to start its international roll-out, Ian Sandwell looks at the performance of comedies at the box office in 2013 and examines the prospects for Ron Burgundy’s return.
Hollywood films of every stripe can take the UAE box office at a canter. But specialist titles, except for Bollywood films, tend to fall at the first hurdle and are increasingly pinning their hopes on VoD. Colin Brown reports.
A coalition of film professionals from the EU’s new Member States is likely to be one of the results of the Audiovisual Summit in Warsaw this week.