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Lay Me Down

Screen partners on Underwire festival award

21-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

The fifth Underwire Festival, which showcases shorts made by female filmmakers, will run Nov 11-15 at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London.

Leena Pasanen

Pasanen named DOK Leipzig director

21-Oct-2014 | By

Finnish documentary expert Leena Pasanen has been appointed as the first non-German in the almost 60-year history of DOK Leipzig to succeed Claas Danielsen as its festival director.

Kate Winslet, Judy Davis

The Dressmaker begins shoot

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Kate Winslet and Judy Davis lead cast of the new film from director Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Rachid Bouchareb Edward Pressman

ADFF to honour Bouchareb, Pressman

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Days of Glory director and American Psycho producer to receive career achievement awards.

Learning To Drive

WestEnd takes Learning To Drive ahead of AFM

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Romantic drama stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.

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Lionsgate, Tribeca launch SVOD service


Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises have announced a subscription VOD service to carry “a prestigious” selection of films from both companies as well as third-party global content.

Christine Eloy

Europa Distribution warns of single digital market ‘catastrophe’


Europa Distribution has warned that the European Commission’s proposed single digital market would be a “catastrophe” for the independent film sector.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops UK chart

Paramount’s reboot dethrones Gone Girl with a $7.7m (£4.8m) debut, including previews; Fox’s Gone Girl reaches $22.8m (£14.1m); Munro Films’ Northern Soul records highest three-day opening weekend gross for a British film opening in under 100 sites.


Fury rolls into top US slot

The prospect of Brad Pitt in a tank proved irresistible to North American audiences as the Second World War tale rolled into action through Sony, while Birdman delivered the result of the weekend with a massive limited launch via Fox Searchlight.

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Adrian Wootton

UK Film & TV Week launches in LA

Touring representatives from the UK’s Screen Agency Network will promote UK facilities, locations and tax benefits during the inaugural UK Film & TV Week in Los Angeles this week.

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