Comment on: British producer Gayle Griffiths dies aged 49
Beyond sad - have know Gayle for many years and nearly made a few films with her. Always a great confident and friend. Shocked today to hear of this. Our thoughts are with her family. Love from everyone at Third x
Comment on: Isabel Davis grows international role at BFI
Congratulations Isabel, international co-operation is the way forward and its great to see you taking the lead...
Comment on: New Wave rolls with Loznitsa’s Fog
this is fantastic news - Can't wait to see the film as I missed it in Cannes...Well done to NW and TMF for making this happen!
Comment on: Georgia to become 36th Eurimages member
This is really forward thinking from Georgia, when will the UK wake up and realise the benefit not just to the film making community but for commercial creative trade...with the idea that Non-European directors projects can now apply, surely we must rejoin as it would make every film shot in the UK and/or using brilliant British Acting talent applicable. It would make us a better co-production possibility and it would take a little pressure off the BFI/Film4/BBC funds as they would have to put less into some of the projects they want to support meaning they can support more films...IT IS SO OBVIOUS...we must rejoin. WIll the BFI/PACT/Creative England etc please lobby Mr Vaizey and Mr Hunt to see sense!
Comment on: UK producers must lobby to rejoin Eurimages
The angle that Ed Vaziey will think makes sense is form the trade point of view. it is simple rejoining Eurimages will help the flow of money into the UK in terms of production. It is about growth as far as the politicians are concerned. However as the article says €2m would need to be invested. However it is estimated that you might get ut to five times the benefit after the first year. PACT and the BFI need to lobby the DCMS for this change to happen.