The trial of five UK executives charged with film tax relief fraud has begun at Birmingham Crown Court.
In an outspoken interview, Erik Engelen, former director of acquisitions at Benelux distribution outfit A-Film (and still a consultant there), has given his views on what has brought one of the region’s most respected independent companies to its knees.
Leading European talent agent Richard Cook has called for a radical re-thinking of both the European film festival system and of public funding bodies like Eurimages and MEDIA.
Festivals and Awards
Owners explore studio potential after location shoots for Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Channel 4’s Humans.
The company will launch Eurocinema World, a live channel and SVOD service.
Snorri Thórisson, CEO of Reykjavík-based production outfit Pegasus Pictures (Icelandic line producer of Game Of Thrones), has revealed details of the company’s latest feature projects.
Latest box office news
CHINA BOX OFFICE: Lost in Hong Kong surged past $200m during the lucrative National Day week.
Fox’s sci-fi adaptation posts best-ever UK bow for Ridley Scott; StudioCanal’s Legend becomes distributor’s third biggest release.