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Patricia Dobson

  • New talent - The Actors part 1


  • New talent - The Film-makers part 1


  • New talent - UK Stars of Tomorrow 2008


    "The US has money but a shortage of stories. And in the UK, there is material and talent without financing. It's a marriage made in heaven." So said Mark Gill of The Film Department at the end of last year. Financial incentives and exchange rates will wax and wane but the UK is indisputably one of the world's richest and most dynamic talent hubs.
  • New talent - Where are they now' - The Class of 2007


  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2007: The Actors (2)


    Confidence, charisma and charm characterise the hottest young actors in the UK. Patricia Dobson profiles the emerging talent. (Click on contact names for links)
  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2007:The Actors (3)


    Confidence, charisma and charm characterise the hottest young actors in the UK. Patricia Dobson profiles the emerging talent. (Click on contact names for links)
  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2006: where are they now'


    From winning international awards to being cast by Woody Allen, Patricia Dobson catches up with the Screen class of 2006. (Bolded names link to IMDB profiles)
  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2007: The Actors (1)


    Confidence, charisma and charm characterise the hottest young actors in the UK. Patricia Dobson profiles the emerging talent. (Click on contact names for links)
  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2007: The Film-makers (2)


    Patricia Dobson shines the spotlight on the UK's best new writers, directors and producers. (Click on contact names for links)
  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2007


  • One2One producers: Nira Park, Anna Higgs and Gavin Humphries


    Nira Park, the producer of Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, talks to Stars Of Tomorrow Anna Higgs and Gavin Humphries about the importance of talent relationships, finding a good line producer and how to get more money from a financier
  • One2One writers: Neal Purvis and Robert Wade with Peter Harness


    Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are one of the UK's most successful writing partnerships. They talk to Star of Tomorrow Peter Harness about scripting Bond, working with Robert Rodriguez and knowing when a script is finished
  • One2One: directors Anand Tucker and Hope Dickson Leach


    Anand Tucker has just returned to low-budget UK film-making after leaving The Golden Compass last year due to creative differences. He tells Star of Tomorrow Hope Dickson Leach about meeting Steve Martin, having a good time and why directing is overrated
  • Kahleen Crawford: cast away


    Casting director Kahleen Crawford is frustrated by the lack of confidence in UK actors among some UK producers, she tells Patricia Dobson.
  • Distribution - A shorts story about talent


    Ask any new film-maker why they made a short and they will likely say they wanted to tell a story and to explore their craft. But it is also true shorts act as a commercial for a film-maker's talent - and in the age of YouTube, getting a calling card seen is easier than ever before.
  • United Kingdom - Musical Journey


    With the box-office success of films like Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster - which grossed $1.2m in the US in 2004 - rock documentaries are proving that they are not just the preserve of a niche market of nerdy music geeks. That, at least, was the thinking behind the recent theatrical release of Rewind, a feature-length film charting the rise of Welsh band Stereophonics.
  • United Kingdom - Rise of the Gilbeys


    When Julian Gilbey was told he had received a Bafta nomination for special achievement by a first-time British film-maker, he thought someone was pulling his leg. But while his film Rollin' With The Nines enjoyed only modest commercial returns last year, it won the best film jury prize at the Raindance film festival in 2005 and Gilbey was praised by critics for his action set pieces.
  • UK Stars Of Tomorrow 2006


    Screen International unveils today its 2006 Stars Of Tomorrow, a comprehensive round-up of the hottest new talent in the UK film industry.Published in this week's Screen International, the annual talent survey highlights the brightest actors, directors, writers, producers and behind-the-scenes talent in the UK. More than 40 new names are profiled, coming from shorts, documentaries, drama and film school, the stage and television. There are 15 actors profiled in the issue. ...
  • Movie Day offers industry advice at London's Production Show


    Tiger Aspect's Peter Bennett-Jones, PACT's Bertrand Moullier, the National Film and Television School's Stephen Bayly and Oscar-winning director-actor Peter Capaldi are among the panellists for the Movie Day at the Production Show on May 23 at Olympia in London.
  • Industry figures to attend UK Production Show


    Robert Jones, head of the Premiere Fund at UK film body The Film Council, Working Title's Debra Hayward and Universal Pictures' Graeme Mason are some of the names appearing at the Production Show's Movie Day on March 14.
  • American Beauty leads the pack in BAFTA nods


    Once again, American Beauty has proved its modern classic status by leading the race for this year's British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTAs) which take place on April 9.
  • UK financier relaunches as Future Film Group


    UK tax-based film investment company Factor 8 Films has re-launched as the Future Film Group, which expects to generate $40m (£25m) in risk money to invest in British features.
  • RAICinema to launch at Cannes with $250m budget


    RAICinema, the recently-formed film unit of Italian state broadcaster RAI, is set to officially launch at this year's Cannes film festival, complete with an annual budget of $250m (L500bn), some of which will be channelled into studio acquisitions.
  • Bertolucci named Critics' Week patron


    Bernardo Bertolucci will take on the newly-created role of patron of the Critics' Week (May 11-19) at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
  • Renaissance, Clear Blue Sky strike three-year pact


    UK producer Renaissance Films has teamed up with Paul Allen's Clear Blue Sky Productions in a three-year co-financing and co-producing deal.
  • UK partners join forces for urban production


    Leaping on the Blair Witch guerilla filmmaking bandwagon, UK production company Samuelson Productions is linking up with BSkyB, Whitecliff Film and Television and British Screen Finance to produce a slate of low-budget, digital films for distribution theatrically, on television and on the Internet.
  • Cecchi Gori faces up-Stream battle


    Italian media mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori is taking legal action against his partners in pay-TV platform Stream over a capital increase which he claims is designed to give Rupert Murdoch control of the company.
  • Giffoni children's fest gets cash boost


    The Giffoni Film Festival has had a $1m budget increase (70% from public organisations, 30% from private sponsors) for this year's event which runs from July 15-22.
  • Bellens appointed new chief of CLT-Ufa


    Luxembourg-based broadcaster CLT-Ufa has named Didier Bellens chief executive officer and Ewald Walgenbach chief operating officer.
  • Italy's Eagle appoints Sodano, plans buying spree


    Italian distributor Eagle Pictures plans to make several big-budget acquisitions at this year's AFM following an investment boost from private equity financier B&S and the appointment of former SACIS chief Giampaolo Sodano as president.
  • UK's Carlton Cinema channel set for cable launch


    UK digital terrestrial channel Carlton Cinema is launching on cable on March 1 in a move that will increase its subscriber base by 1.5 million viewers.
  • Cecchi Gori steps down from running family empire


    In a surprise move, Vittorio Cecchi Gori has stepped down from day-to-day running of the Italian film and television company his father set up in the 1940s. The move marks the end of family management of the company, which Vittorio Cecchi Gori took over when his father Mario died in the 1990s.