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BFI funds Michael Lennox, Michael Pearce films

First features A Patch of Fog and Beast to receive support from the BFI Film Fund.


Viacom closes $720m deal for UK's Channel 5

Viacom has closed its £450m ($720m) acquisition of free-to-air UK broadcaster Channel 5.

Troll: The Tale of a Tail

German funds foster links with Norway, Denmark

Closer collaboration is being promoted by two German public film funds and opposite numbers in Norway and Denmark.

Downton Abbey series 5

CTBF: Charity begins at home

As the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) prepares to host a premiere event around Downton Abbey, CEO Richard Wilson talks to Michael Rosser about how the charity is adapting to changes in the industry.