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  • 2008 Review of the Year - What they said in 2008 - Quotes of the Year

    19-Dec-2008

    'Visual effects and animation dominate the movie-going experience like at no time in history.'
  • Who is selling what: Cannes' sales slate stories

    27-Apr-2008

    The following stories about sales company slates will be frequently updated in the run-up to the Cannes market.
  • Creature features

    8-Jun-2007

    Screen staff reporters identify forthcoming nature documentary projects.
  • Cristian Mungiu, Coens get top votes from Screen's Cannes jury

    30-May-2007

    This year's Screen International Jury at Cannes has picked joint winners for the first time in its history.
  • European film-makers debate digital future

    23-May-2007

    European policy-makers and film-makers will debate the future of film in a digital world at an event on Europe Day in Cannes (Saturday May 26).The event is a chance to consider the rapid changes that have been or will be brough about by new media developments.The challenges of a new digital age are at the forefront of European film policy making, according to EU commissioner For Information Society And Media Viviane Reding, who is one of the key figures for the ...
  • Cannes market buzz titles 2007

    16-May-2007

    From starry commercial films to projects from world-renowned auteurs, Screen previews some of the hot projects in the market at Cannes (May 16-27).Click on the regional ...
  • Cannes at 60: a celebration

    15-May-2007

    For six decades now the Cannes film festival has been at the epicentre of cinema. Screen's 60th celebration (below) looks at the enduring importance of Cannes and speaks to ...
  • Cannes 2007: the line-up

    25-Apr-2007

    Screen International profiles this year's Cannes contenders - click on sales company name to be taken to relevant website
  • The view from 2007: 2006 box office trends

    16-Jan-2007

    The raw figures for the 2006 box office point to a widespread recovery. In the context of the last few years, however, it is perhaps more a case of steady advance than a big leap forward. That in itself may be exactly the kind of stability needed in a period of change. As we argued last year, the downturn of 2005 needed to be judged in the context of more than a decade of growth and an unusually successful 2004, rather than leaping to immediate conclusions from 12 months ...
  • Rotterdam to screen first feature shot on mobile phone

    28-Dec-2006

    The International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 24 january - February 4) is to premiere a 70-minute feature shot on mobile phone.
  • Latin American box office shows strong recovery

    23-Dec-2006

    The Latin American box office enjoyed a 2006 bounceback after the previous year's downturn, according to Dodona Research.Brazil, Peru and Colombia are forecast to be the fastest-growing markets. The analyst says the recovery could prove paticularly significant as the region hopes to enter a period of sustained growth.Brazil, for example, is seeing a big expansion of theatre building and local pioneer Rain Networks is helping drive digital cinema.
  • Peter Pan official sequel film rights go to British consortium

    18-Dec-2006

    A consortium of BBC Films and the UK Film Council and Newcastle-based Headline Pictures have acquired the film rights to the official sequel to JM Barrie's Peter Pan.
  • London critics give seven nominations to The Queen

    17-Dec-2006

    The nominations have been announced for the 27th London Critics' Circle Films Awards.
  • UK second city to host digital conference

    17-Dec-2006

    The UK city of Birmingham has announced plans aimed at putting it as the centre of the changes to digital cinema and television.The city will host a series of events over the next 12 months, culminating in a major International Digital Film Event in 2008."We were the birthplace of the industrial revolution and now we are going to be at the heart of the digital revolution," said Leader of Birmingham City Council, Mike Whitby.
  • New production venture to back low-budget UK films

    15-Dec-2006

    A new joint venture between UK production outfit Matador Pictures and Regent Capital is to provide up to 30% of the budgets on a series of films qualifying for the new British tax break.
  • European Commission shelves plans to reform copying levy

    14-Dec-2006

    The European Commission has shelved plans to review the levy which forces manufacturers of copying technology, such as iPods and even blank DVDs, to compensate artists, including film-makers.
  • The Lives Of Others and Volver share EFA honours

    3-Dec-2006

    FlorianHenckel von Donnersmarck's Stasi thriller The Lives Of Others (Das Leben Der Anderen) and Pedro Almodovar's Volver werethe big winners at this year's European Film Awards.
  • Wallace And Gromit add to BAFTA honours

    27-Nov-2006

    Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were Rabbit was named as best film at the British Academy Children’s Film and Television Awards.
  • Wallace And Gromit add to Bafta honours

    27-Nov-2006

    Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were Rabbit was named as best film at the British Academy Children's Film and Television Awards.
  • How the revised UK tax credit system will work

    23-Nov-2006

    The revisions of the UK tax incentive by the European Commission make a number of significant changes.
  • European Commission approves new UK tax regime

    22-Nov-2006

    The European Commission has approved the UK's new tax credit but has revised the cultural test that decides which films qualify for support.
  • European cinemas back single digital standard

    21-Nov-2006

    The development of digital cinema in Europe took a significant step forward with the conference of the influential Europa Cinemas network of independent theatres reaching a consensus on a single global standard.
  • Skillset and Film London launch bursary scheme

    19-Nov-2006

    UK agencies Skillset and Film London have launched a bursary scheme providing up to 80% of the cost of short course training for film professional.
  • Aria Films appointed to support Cinecitta in the UK

    16-Nov-2006

    Aria Films has been appointed as the UK intermediary of Rome-based studio, Cinecitta.
  • Beta Cinema's AFM success includes global sales for German Oscar hope

    16-Nov-2006

    Germany's Beta Cinema says it made 30 deals at this year's AFM, starting with further global success for its Stasi thriller, The Lives Of Others.
  • First Light appoints two new directors

    15-Nov-2006

    The UK-based young film-makers project First Light Movies has appointedtwo new directors.Carolyn Dailey, head of TimeWarner's European Policy Office and MarcBoothe, producer of UK hit Bullet Boy will help guide an initiative that hashelped 10,000 young filmmakers on 750 short films since 2001.First Light distributes £1.1m of Lottery money, through UK FilmCouncil funding, every year to fund young people's filmmaking projects.
  • Leading Bollywood stars join UK BAFTA event

    15-Nov-2006

    BAFTA and film body Screen WM are bringing major Bollywood talent to the UK second city of Birmingham this week. (November 17-19)
  • Ealing Studios gets permission for redevelopment

    14-Nov-2006

    Ealing Studios has received planning permission for the second phase of a $95m (£50m) redevelopment that it believes will support ambitious plans to expand production.
  • BVI takes UK rights to comedy I Want Candy

    14-Nov-2006

    Fragile Film Distribution - the sales arm of Ealing Studios - has licensed the UK theatrical and DVD rights for comedy I Want Candy to BVI.
  • Sony takes DVD rights to self-distributed romantic comedy

    13-Nov-2006

    Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) has signed the DVD distribution rights to Ed Blum's British romantic comedy Scenes of a Sexual Nature.
  • Adkins named Head of Content at BBC Worldwide

    13-Nov-2006

    BBC Worldwide has appointed Jemma Adkins as Head of Content at its Digital Media division as Head of Content.
  • Blockbusters boost Skillset UK training fund

    13-Nov-2006

    The UK Skills Investment Fund (SIF) has reached the £4m ($7.6m) mark thanks to the success of blockbusters such as Sony's Casino Royale, Working Title's Bean 2 and Warner Bros' Harry Potter And The Order of the Phoenix.
  • Benson joins The Agency

    13-Nov-2006

    Confetti producer Ian Benson has joined The Agency in a new role dedicated to new and established film and TV directors. The London-based business represents writers for film, television, radio and the theatre. It also represents directors and film and television rights in books."Having worked as a producer for a number of years I'm excited at the prospect of being able to focus on this aspect of the business and work with talent I admire and can champion", said Benson.
  • Benson joins The Agency

    13-Nov-2006

    Confetti producer Ian Benson has joined The Agency in a new role dedicated to new and established film and TV directors. The London-based business represents writers for film, television, radio and the theatre. It also represents directors and film and television rights in books."Having worked as a producer for a number of years I'm excited at the prospect of being able to focus on this aspect of the business and work with talent I admire and can champion", said Benson.
  • Eichmann biopic begins shooting in Hungary and Malta

    13-Nov-2006

    Shooting begins in Budapest and Malta next week on E-Motion's biopic of Adolf Eichmann.
  • Bradford Animation Festival attracts international names

    11-Nov-2006

    The Bradford Animation Festival (November 15-18), based at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television in the Yorkshire town will include a number of majhor international names .They include Dave Burgess, supervising animator on Over The Hedge. Bafta award-winning film-maker Joanna Quinn and Marc Craste who picked up a Bafta in 2004 for his short JoJo In The Stars.For more information visit the official site.
  • Welsh film agency launched in Cardiff

    11-Nov-2006

    The Film Agency for Wales will be officially launched in Cardiff tomorrow (Tuesday).
  • Welsh film agency launched in Cardiff

    11-Nov-2006

    The Film Agency for Wales will be officially launched in Cardiff tomorrow (Tueday).
  • Sheffield DocFest enjoys record year

    10-Nov-2006

    Sheffield Docfest boasted a huge leap in attendance, up 400 on last year to to almost 1,000 festival delegates.
  • BT signs VOD deal with Buena Vista

    9-Nov-2006

    UK telecoms giant BT has signed a broadband video-on-demand deal with Buena Vista International Television (BVITV).The deal will include upcoming, current and library movies from BVITV's portfolio under the BT Vision brand. BT Vision customers will also be able to buy a selection of current and upcoming features from Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Miramax.BT already has deals with a number of other studios, including Universal and Paramount.
  • London critics awards dates announced

    9-Nov-2006

    Nominations for the 27th London Critics' Circle Film Awards will beannounced on Friday December 15.The Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday February 8 at theDorchester Hotel in London. There are five nominees in each category.Leslie Phillips, star of the Doctor series of films will be honoured with The Dilys Powelllifetime achievement award. The event will be presented by MariellaFrostrup and Paul Gambaccini.
  • Directors reject review of Euro levy on copying technology

    6-Nov-2006

    A group of Europe's leading film directors is demanding that a levy on manufacturers of audiovisual copying equipment to compensate artists remains at the heart of European copyright policies.
  • Summit calls for UK business shake-up alongside tax breaks

    20-Oct-2006

    The annual Screen International UK Film Finance Summit heard calls for a quick resolution to the current delay in ratification of the planned new tax law.
  • Digital future depends on single standard, says Fox d-cinema chief

    29-Sep-2006

    If the international film business doesn't adopt the single digital DCI standard agreed by the studios, it risks derailing the whole d-cinema revolution.
  • World premiere of Fur will open Rome festival

    25-Aug-2006

    The opening film of the inaugural Rome Film Festival is to be Steven Shainberg's Diane Arbus biopic Fur.
  • Hood takes best British short prize at Edinburgh

    25-Aug-2006

    Dictynna Hood won the Kodak and UK Film Council-sponsored best British short film award at this year's Edinburgh Festival, jointly by Kodak and the UK Film Council
  • Amazon offers movie download service in US

    8-Aug-2006

    Online retailer Amazon has launched a download-to-own service in the US.
  • Spanish film wins Europa Cinemas Label

    8-Aug-2006

    Daniel Sánchez Arevalo's Dark Blue Almost Black (Azul Oscuro Casi Negro) has won the Europa Cinemas Label at Venice Film Festival.
  • Cinema ad revenues enjoy blockbuster boost in UK

    27-Jul-2006

    Revenues from cinema advertising in the UK rose9.3% year-on-year for the first six months of the year.The Nielsen Media Research figures show that therewas a big spike - 34% - during last month's World Cup.Encouragingly ...
  • Visual effects specialist Mietkowski dies aged 51

    10-Jul-2006

    Rick Mietkowski, one of the leading lights of the UK visual effects industry, has died aged 51.
  • Visual effects specialist Mietkowski dies aged 51

    10-Jul-2006

    Rick Mietkowski, one of the leading lights of the UK visual effects industry, has died aged 51.
  • UK visual effects specialist Mietkowski dies

    10-Jul-2006

    Rick Mietkowski, a visual effects specialist with a strong record in film, has died aged 51.
  • First International Screenwriters Festival wins plaudits

    5-Jul-2006

    Theinaugural International Screenwriters Festival held last week in the UK town ofCheltenham has been hailed as a major success by industry figures and bodies.
  • Friday, June 30 - Professional Day 3

    19-Jun-2006

    The programme is subject to changes
  • Screenwriters Festival - introduction

    19-Jun-2006

    The International Screenwriters' Festival is dedicated to the art, craft and business of writing for the screen.
  • Screenwriters Festival - registration and booking

    19-Jun-2006

    To register for the event click here
  • Thursday, June 29 - Professional Day 2

    19-Jun-2006

    The programme is subject to changes
  • Tuesday, June 27 - New Writers Day

    19-Jun-2006

    The programme is subject to changes
  • Wednesday, June 28 - Professsional Day 1

    19-Jun-2006

    The programme is subject to changes
  • China pulls The Da Vinci Code

    8-Jun-2006

    In an unprecendented move, China's Film Bureau has decided to withdraw Sony's The Da Vinci Code from theatres.Ron Howard's blockbuster broke box-office records for an international film when it opened three weeks ago, taking $13m.The withdrawal of the film is believed to have been ordered by the China Film Bureau.More follows
  • Wolfhound hunts down Cannes sales

    7-Jun-2006

    Leading Russian producer and distributor Central Partnershiphas announced pre-sales for two of its high-profile projects: the $12m Slavicfantasy Wolfhound and $10m sci-fi Paragraph 78.
  • Fortissimo opens New York bureau

    25-May-2006

    Salesagency Fortissimo is to open a New York office.
  • EU film production rose while admissions plummeted in 2005

    11-May-2006

    Europeancinema produced record numbers of films last year even as admissions nosedived.Theannual ...
  • French-Canadian drama opens Manchester Commonwealth festival

    27-Apr-2006

    Sebastian Rose's Life With MyFather (La Vie Avec Mon Pere) opens the Manchester annualCommonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST06) tommorow night.
  • Quebecois drama opens Manchester Commonwealth festival

    27-Apr-2006

    Sebastian Rose's Life With MyFather (La Vie Avec Mon Pere) opens the Manchester annualCommonwealth Film Festival (ComFEST06) tommorow night.
  • Pitt and Blanchett among UIP stars for Cannes

    26-Apr-2006

    JamieFoxx, Beyonce Knowles, Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett are among the starsconfirmed to attend Cannes next month.
  • Pathe distribution head takes Fox UK MD role

    26-Apr-2006

    Pathe head of distribution Ian George has beennamed as managing director of Twentieth Century Fox UK. George has been with Pathefor the last seven years and enjoyed success with films including this year'sbest film Oscar winner Crash."After seven hugely ...
  • Capital festivals benefit from Film London fund

    25-Apr-2006

    A dozen London film festivals areto benefit from Film London's Audience Development Fund over the next sixmonths.They are:Black FilmmakersMagazine International Film Festival (September 8-16) £5,000Bird's ...
  • UIP makes pioneering move into Vietnam

    21-Apr-2006

    United International Pictures (UIP) is to become the first of the major global film distributors to do business in Vietnam.Its agent Envoy Media Partners is to work with Megastar Media JVC to establish the country's first purpose-built multiplex operation. The first release will be Mission: Impossible III, which will go out on 13 screens on 26 May in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
  • UK Manga takes dominant role in download revolution

    20-Apr-2006

    A UK Manga-style animation is promising to be the first to offer serialised monthly downloads to iPod and Playstation before theatrical release.
  • June deadline for expanded Grierson Awards

    19-Apr-2006

    TheGrierson Awards for documentaries have expanded beyond the UK this year totake in factual films made anywhere in the world.The entry deadline is June 2 in 10 categories: bestdocumentary on a contemporary issue, best documentary on the arts, besthistorical documentary, best documentary ...
  • Miller and Relph join Arts Alliance Media

    19-Apr-2006

    Digital film distributor Arts Alliance Media has appointedSir Robin Miller and Simon Relph as non-executive directors.Miller was formerly chief executive and chairman of Emap,owners of Screen International.Relph was thefounding chief executive of British Screen Finance Limited and is anindependent producer with 17 films under his belt.
  • Khan joins Momentum as UK finance director

    18-Apr-2006

    Saher Khan has been appointed as director of finance at Momentum Pictures in the UK.
  • Partnership not politics is key to co-productions - conference

    4-Apr-2006

    Co-productiontreaties between governments are not a catch-all solution to creatingcross-national films, delegates to Screen International's NewFrontiers conference in London were warned.
  • UK hoping for tax break details in Budget

    22-Mar-2006

    UK Chancellor Gordon Brown may announce tax break details in his Budget speech at 12.30pm (GMT) this afternoon.
  • Screenwriters Festival launches in UK town

    20-Mar-2006

    The first international Screenwtiters Festival officiallylaunches tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Cheltenham, the location for the June event.The town in the English Cotswolds is already home to amajor literary festival and has strong writing and film links.The launch takes place in the town's own ...
  • Police seize£500,000 of pirate DVDs in raid

    2-Feb-2006

    AUK police force has seized more than £500,000 of pirate DVDs in a jointoperation with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
  • Police seize£500,000 of pirate DVDs in raid

    2-Feb-2006

    AUK police force has seized more than £500,000 of pirate DVDs in a jointoperation with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
  • Police seize£500,000 of pirate DVDs in raid

    2-Feb-2006

    AUK police force has seized more than £500,000 of pirate DVDs in a jointoperation with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
  • High-tech competition demonstrates digital potential

    2-Feb-2006

    ScreenDaily readers are today invited to take part in a unique digital cinema experiment.Three film-makers are creating short movies using digital footage, mobile phones and downloads from web sitesand are editing them live at the Screen International Cinema Next conference at Bafta in London using affordable commercial software and hardware. The ...
  • Police seize $500,000 of pirate DVDs in UK raid

    2-Feb-2006

    A UK police force has seized more than £500,000 of pirate DVDs in a joint operation with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
  • Police seize£500,000 of pirate DVDs in raid

    2-Feb-2006

    AUK police force has seized more than £500,000 of pirate DVDs in a jointoperation with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
  • 78th Academy Award nominations

    31-Jan-2006

    78th Academy Award Nominees:
  • Screenwriters Festival enjoys industry support at launch

    31-Jan-2006

    TheScreenwriters Festival was launched last night in London.A packedevent of big-name supporters ...
  • Nagasaki Shunichi opens Rotterdam festival

    27-Jan-2006

    TheRotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR) opened last night with NagasakiShunichi's Heart, Beating in the Dark."TheNagasaki Shunichi's movie looks back, redefines, and finds new directions, just like the festival," said festival director Sandra den Hamer.
  • Downfall wins BBC international cinema award

    27-Jan-2006

    Oliver Hirschbiegel's Downfall won the BBC Four World Cinema Award last night.The ceremony was hosted by Jonathan Ross at London's National Film Theatre.
  • Lumet and Panahi complete Berlin Competition line-up

    26-Jan-2006

    World premieres from Sidney Lumet and Iranian director Jafar Panahi are the final Competition selections for this year's Berlinale.
  • Police seize $500,000 of pirate DVDs in UK raid

    2-Jan-2006

    A UK police force has seized more than £500,000 of pirate DVDs in a joint operation with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
  • Police seize $500,000 of pirate DVDs in UK raid

    2-Jan-2006

    A UK police force has seized more than £500,000 of pirate DVDs in a joint operation with FACT (Federation Against Copyright Theft).
  • Screendaily wishes you a Happy Holidays

    22-Dec-2005

    We will be running a reduced service during the festive season until the New Year
  • Shanghai Dreams triumphs in Tallinn

    16-Dec-2005

    Wang Xiaoshuai's Shanghai Dreams won the best film prize at this year's Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.Best director was Hou Hsiao-Hsien for Three Times
  • Haneke's Hidden takes top honours at EFAs

    4-Dec-2005

    MichaelHaneke's Hidden (Cache) was the big winner at last night's European FilmAwards in Berlin, including best film.TheFrench-Austrian-German-Italian co-production's honours included best director forHaneke, best actor for Daniel Auteuil, and best editor for Michael Hudecek andNadine Muse
  • Mama Jack breaks South African records

    4-Dec-2005

    MamaJack has made a record breaking opening weekend for a localfilm in South Africa with a $0.7m (R4.2m) opening GrayHifmeyer's ...
  • Holland takes MD role at Acorn

    3-Dec-2005

    Acorn Media UK has appointed Paul Holland as managing director. The former director of publishing at Granada Ventures will assume full responsibility for the independent DVD distributor in March.Previous MD Lesley Fromant is returning to her native Australia.
  • New Zealand aims for homegrown benefits to tentpole success

    2-Dec-2005

    The NewZealand film industry claims it can build a sustainable business after anotheryear of winning international production business.
  • New Zealand aims for homegrown benefits to tentpole success

    2-Dec-2005

    The NewZealand film industry claims it can build a sustainable business after anotheryear of winning international production business.
  • Little Sky takes top prize at Damascus

    1-Dec-2005

    The Golden Award of the 14thDamascus International Film Festival went to Little Sky (El Cielito)by Maria Victoria Menis (Argentina) while the Jury Special Award wentto The Willow Tree by Majid Majidi (Iran). The Golden Award for the ...
  • London forum maps out future for European Box Office

    29-Nov-2005

    Screen International next week hosts the European Box Office Forum.The event on December8th at the Waldorf Hilton, London.
  • Solanas takes Bronze Horse at Stockholm festival

    28-Nov-2005

    Juan DiegoSolanas has been awarded the Bronze Horse for best film at the 16th StockholmInternational Film Festival. Nordesteis ...
  • Charlie wins golden ticket at BAFTA awards

    28-Nov-2005

    Charlie And The Choclate Factory was revealed as UK children's choice for this year's best film.Tim Burton's film was presented with the award at yesterday's British Academy Children's Television And Film Awards in London. More than 30,000 under-16s voted.The Incredibles was named best feature film at the ceremony.
  • RCV picks up rights to major AFM titles

    25-Nov-2005

    Dutchdistributor RCV Entertainment has picked up the rights for a number of newtitles at the 2005 American Film Market (AFM).
  • Sky strikes deal for Bafta events

    25-Nov-2005

    Sky Movies has agreed a partnership with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts that will allow BSkyB to broadcast a number of BAFTA's exclusive live talent events. The first BAFTA event to be recorded will an evening with Julie Andrews.(November 28) The hour-long interview, to be hosted at BAFTAheadquarters at 195 Piccadilly for BAFTA members, will later be broadcast onthe Sky ...
  • Four films pick up cash prize from Balkan Fund

    23-Nov-2005

    The four projects receiving awards from this year's Balkan Fund, have been announced at the ThessalonikiInternational Film Festival.
  • Passion and preparation keys to indie success, say experts

    18-Nov-2005

    Professionalism, preparation and passion are the key toselling and marketing independentfilms, a Screen International conference was told yesterday.
  • de Hadeln to head Damascus festival jury

    16-Nov-2005

    Moritz de Hadeln, artistic director of this year's FestivalInternational de Film deMontreal (FIFM), hasbeen named president of the international jury of the Damascus International Film Festival (November 20-27).
  • Battle lines drawn for Prix Screen International

    15-Nov-2005

    The European Film Academy has announced 11 nominations for the Prix ScreenInternational for non-European film.
  • Halloween producer killed in Jordanian bombings

    11-Nov-2005

    The producer of the Halloweenfilms, Syrian-born Moustapha Akkad,was confirmed today as one of the victims of the hotel bombings in Jordan.Los Angeles-resident Akkad, who also directed the epic Anthony Quinn-starrers Lion Of The Desert and TheMessage, ...
  • Cape Town festival to crown glorious year for South Africa

    10-Nov-2005

    A breakthrough year ofextraordinary achievement for South African cinema will culminate in the CapeTown World Film Festival starting tomorrow, and next week's Sithengi film market .
  • International Screenwriters Festival makes debut in 2006

    9-Nov-2005

    The world's first major festival exclusively devotedto the art, craft and business of international scriptwriting is to be inaugurated next Summer.
  • Manslaughter gathers more garlands

    8-Nov-2005

    Per Fly's Manslaughter has picked up the top prize at the Nordische Filmtagein Lubeck.
  • Hong Kong man jailed for film piracy

    7-Nov-2005

  • European Film Awards announced in Seville

    6-Nov-2005

    The European Film Academy (EFA) announced the nominations for theEuropean Film Awards 2005 at the Seville Film Festival last night.The 1,600 EFA Members will now vote for the winnerswhich will be presented during the Awards Ceremony in Berlin on December 3.
  • Optimum takes UK rights to Tommy Lee Jones debut

    6-Nov-2005

    Optimum Releasing has acquired all UK rights toTommy Lee Jones' directorial debut The Three Burials Of Melquiades Estradafrom EuropaCorp. The western was a critical hit at Cannes whereit won best actor for Tommy Lee Jones and best screenplay for GuillermoArriaga.
  • Stockholm promising 160 films in vintage year

    6-Nov-2005

    The 16th StockholmFilm Festival (November 17-27) is boasting 160 films from 40 countries.
  • Minghella hails best ever London Film Festival

    4-Nov-2005

    "The best festival ever," was Anthony Minghellas description of the 49th The Times London Film Festival, which closed last night withGeorge Clooney's Good Night, And GoodLuck.
  • Optimimum and Madman join forces on the home front

    3-Nov-2005

    Independentdistributors Optimum Releasing and Madman Entertainment have announced theformation of a home entertainment joint venture.OptimumMadman will distribute titles in the UK and Australian markets. First on the Optimum Madman slate is Bill Melendez' 1979Emmy award-winning animated feature The Lion, The ...
  • City Screen co-founder steps down after 16 years

    2-Nov-2005

    Tony Jonesis leaving the City Screen arthouse chain he co-founded 16 years ago.He wants toconcentrate ...
  • Mexican star hits out at Hollywood stereotyping

    1-Nov-2005

    Leading Mexicanactor Gael Garcia Bernal has attacked what he says is Hollywood stereotyping of Latin America.
  • Film Council increases UK sales support at AFM

    1-Nov-2005

    The UKFilm Council US is doubling its support for start-up and smaller independentsales companies at this year's AFM.
  • Avant-garde focus for Rotterdam programme

    1-Nov-2005

    A retrospective of the workof two of the world's most challenging film-makers, Stephen Dwoskinand Nagasaki Shunichi, will be among the highlights of the 35th edition of theInternational Film Festival Rotterdam.The focus on London-based Dwoskin coincides with the launch of a 14-film DVD boxset of his work, while Shunichi is hoping his latestwork ...
  • Branagh ready to shoot Mozart magic

    1-Nov-2005

    Kenneth Branaghbegins principal photography on his $27m version of Mozart's The Magic Flute on23 January at Shepperton Studios.
  • Ford takes Ingenious finance role

    31-Oct-2005

    Media investment group Ingenioushas appointed Sue Ford as group finance director. Ford previously held thesame position at Channel 4 Television Corporation and 4 Ventures Ltd. Sue will be responsible forthe financial management and governance ...
  • Three shortlisted for Sutherland Trophy

    31-Oct-2005

    Three films have been shortlisted for the British Film Institute's Sutherland Trophy, awarded to the director of the most original first feature film screened at The Times bfi London Film Festival.The three are Kari Paljakka's For The Living And The Dead, Giorgio Diritti's The Wind Blows Round, and Ali Mosaffa's Portrait of a Lady Far Away. The Trophy will be presented at the Festival's closing night gala on 3 November.
  • Oscar-winner Arnold sets off along Red Road

    28-Oct-2005

    Oscar-winningdirector, Andrea Arnold starts principal photography on her first feature, Red Road, in Glasgow thisweek.
  • Saudis open first cinema in 20 years

    17-Oct-2005

  • Cannes prizewinner opens documentary festival

    25-Aug-2005

    An award-winning study of women's legal statusin a small community in Cameroon opens this year's 18th International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).Britishfilm-makers Kim Longinotto and FlorenceAsiyi's Sisters In Law follows the work of the female publicprosecutor ...
  • UK online rental service shut as High Court seizes assets

    24-Aug-2005

    Online rental serviceBoxchoice.com has shut after UK High Court enforcement officers seized itsstock.The ...
  • Nominations invited for foreign film Oscar

    11-Jul-2005

    More than 90 countries have been invited submit contendersfor next year's foreign film Oscar. In the last 50 years, 99countries have submitted films to the foreign language competition.Only one film from each nation is permitted with the winnerannounced at the 2006 Oscars on March 5 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.
  • Redbus climb aboard Wicker remake

    11-Jul-2005

  • ScreenDaily: Thursday 7 July

    7-Jul-2005

    Due totoday's events in London we are unable to bring you our usual coverage on ScreenDaily.com.Normal service will resume as soon as possible.
  • Screen signs up new international editor

    27-Jun-2005

    Screen International has appointed one of the mostexperienced and respected film business journalists Fionnuala Halligan asassistant editor (international).
  • Dreaming becomes reality for Alexei Uchitel with Moscow victory

    27-Jun-2005

    Russian film-maker AlexeiUchitel has taken top honours at the 27th Moscow International Film Festivalwith Cold War era drama Dreaming Of Space.
  • Amiel signed to give wings to Angels

    24-Jun-2005

    Jon Amiel has signed up to direct a new film forLondon-based production company, The Producers.Angel Makers tells the story of a Yorkshire farming communityafter the First World War where returning soldiers discover that German POWshave taken their jobs and wives.Amiel, whose previous work includes Entrapmentand Sommersby, has ...
  • Europe pays steep price for bargain DVDs - summit claim

    24-Jun-2005

    The plummeting cost of DVD threatens to cost distributorsand retailers billions in lost revenue over the next five years, delegates toScreen International's 2005 Home Cinema Summit were told yesterday.
  • Heroes wanted for Braveheart Challenge

    24-Jun-2005

  • Bafta to get its first woman chair

    21-Jun-2005

    Joint director of Tightrope Pictures Hilary Bevan Jones isto become the first woman to chair the British Academy of Film and TelevisionArts (Bafta) in 60 years.
  • Dardenne brothers top Nouveau Montreal festival

    21-Jun-2005

    Jean-Pierre et Luc Dardenne's Palme d'Or winning TheChild will be among the films screeningat the 34th Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal from October 13to 23.
  • Atonement opts for the Wright stuff after Eyre departure

    20-Jun-2005

    UK theatre director Sir Richard Eyre has stepped down from theadaptation of Ian McEwan's bestselling novel Atonement.
  • Freud promises business as usual following takeover

    20-Jun-2005

  • London Dome regeneration plans hint at major film role

    26-May-2005

    Plans unveiled yesterday to renovate London's MillenniumDome will include a 10-screen cinema complex that may serve as a future venuefor UK premieres and market screenings.
  • Update Cannes 2005: the big deals for the major territories

    26-May-2005

    Distributors in key territories are continuing to announce purchases from Cannes slates. Screendaily.com offers an updated look at the big deals for major territories.If you wish to comment on the list or add further deals, email screeninternational@hotmail.com.
  • Speculation mounts on a Kidman return to Dogville

    25-May-2005

    Nicole Kidman is reportedly in talks to reprise her Dogvillerole in the third of Lars Von Trier's trilogy.
  • Technicolor enters battle for digital dominance

    4-Jan-2005

    TechnicolorDigital Cinema has signed a deal with US chain Century Theatres to installdigital projection systems for up to 120 screens.
  • Erratum: Turtles Can Fly

    8-Oct-2004

    On September 15, ScreenDaily.com reported that USrights to San Sebastian prize winner Turtles Can Fly had been sold toNew Yorker by Bac Films. This was then repeated in the weekly magazine editionof Screen International on September 24.Screenwould like to point out that this information was incorrect, and we would liketo apologise for our error.
  • Trust adds to Brothers sales success

    28-Sep-2004

    Denmark'sTrust Film Sales notched up a raft of sales on San Sebastian doubleprize-winner Brothers (Brodere) by director Susanne Bier.
  • Hong Kong star Anita Mui dies suddenly

    31-Dec-2003

    Anita Mui Yim-Fong, an icon of the Hong Kong entertainmentindustry, died yesterday aged 40, from the side effects of cancer.
  • Non English-language buzz films at Mifed 2003

    31-Oct-2003

  • Preview: markets go head-to-head

    31-Oct-2003

    If the organisers of theAmerican Film Market (AFM) and their many powerful supporters have their way,2003 will prove to be Mifed's swansong, great pasta and wonderful shoppingnotwithstanding.
  • Myriad is hot for Porn

    15-Oct-2003

    Myriad Pictures has picked up international sales rights to Porn 'n Chicken, the first feature film to be made by the Comedy Central group.
  • Foreign language Oscar race hots up

    26-Sep-2003

    With just days to go before the deadline for submissions to the foreign language Oscar category, four countries have named their heavyweight contenders.
  • Calendar Girls to open Dinard

    8-Sep-2003

  • Sony warns against movie piracy

    5-Sep-2003

    Sony vice chairman and the chief of its entertainment operations Sir Howard Stringer today warned of the growing threat of online movie piracy from broadband-connected homes, as the entertainment giant announced plans for its own legal online music service.
  • Bronfman: GE too big to beat

    5-Sep-2003

    General Electric was too big and powerful to overcome in the battle for the entertainment assets of Vivendi Universal, beaten suitor Edgar Bronfman said in his first interview since losing the auction.
  • New York shoots up by a third

    4-Sep-2003

    Despite the recent city blackout and the legacy on 9/11 the number of feature film shooting days has leapt by over a third since the start of the year, according to the Mayor's Office of Film Theatre and Broadcasting.
  • MPAA brings first UK lawsuit

    2-Sep-2003

    The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) widened its fight against movie pirates yesterday by mounting its first legal action in the English High Court against DVD copying firm 321 Studios.
  • European Film Awards announces shortlist

    2-Sep-2003

    Lars Von Trier's for Dogville, Francois Ozon for Swimming Pool and Dagur Kari for Noi Albinoi are among the directors shortlisted for this year's European Film Awards announced today.
  • Kenneth Rive memorial

    21-Apr-2003

    On Tuesday next week (April 29) anall-industry event will take place at the National Film Theatre to celebratethe life and work of Ken Rive, who died on December 30 at the age of 84.
  • Norway, Austria, Colombia, Chile submit Oscar contenders

    4-Nov-2002

    Four more countries have unveiled their candidates for the foreign language film category at next year's Academy Awards.
  • Avrio gives push to Maximum Surge

    24-Sep-2002

    Avrio Filmworks Releasing has acquired the worldwide sales rights to the sci-fi feature Maximum Surge. The film, directed by Jason Bourque is an action feature about a computer designer who must battle an artificial intelligence programme inside a virtual reality game he previously created.
  • Four bidders line-up E2bn bids for KirchMedia

    24-Sep-2002

    Four different consortia have tabled bids worth up to Euros2bn for the bulk of KirchMedia's television and film rights.A consortium including Germany's Commerzbank and Sony's Columbia TriStar is reported to have offered Euros 2bn, as has another consortium whose members include German publishers Axel Springer and Bauer Verlag and HVB Bank.Other bidders are said to include a group including French broadcaster TF1 and US billionaire Haim Saban, and another consortium of ...
  • Monsters Inc claims monster record on US home entertainment debut

    24-Sep-2002

  • Paramount Classics boards Leconte's Train

    7-Sep-2002

    Paramount Classics has bought most English-languageterritory and Latin American rights to Patrice Leconte's Venice competitionfilm The Man On The Train (L'Homme Du Train). The $4.7m film, which moves on toToronto where it plays in the Gala section, stars Jean Rochefort and JohnnyHallyday as a schoolmaster and a bank robber who dream of swapping places (seereview).
  • Paramount Classics boards Leconte's Train

    7-Sep-2002

    Paramount Classics has bought most English-languageterritory and Latin American rights to Patrice Leconte's Venice competitionfilm The Man On The Train (L'Homme Du Train). The $4.7m film, which moves on toToronto where it plays in the Gala section, stars Jean Rochefort and JohnnyHallyday as a schoolmaster and a bank robber who dream of swapping places (seereview).
  • SPC clings tight to Michell's Mother

    3-Sep-2002

    Sony Pictures Classics haspicked up Free Range Films' The Mother for North American distribution.
  • Dinard festival unveils Hitchcock contenders

    29-Aug-2002

    Paul Greengrass's Bloody Sunday, Gurinder Chadha's Bend It Like Beckham and Jim Groom's Room 36 are the first three films to be given confirmed competition slots at the forthcoming Dinard Festival Of British Film (3-6 Oct).
  • The UK's PIRS to become Producers Rights Agency

    10-Jun-2002

    The UK's Producers Industrial Relations Services (PIRS) is changing its name to Producers Rights Agency (PRA) with effect from June 10.
  • Selection field narrows for Cannes contenders

    22-Apr-2002

    Salesagents, distributors and publicists are waiting anxiously for news of whichfilms have made it into which Cannes section. As the days count down to theofficial announcements for the various sections, Screen International sifts through the gossipand the guessing to bring you the low-down on the state of play around theworld.
  • CANNES: WEEKEND DEALS AND NEW PROJECTS

    13-May-2001

    TF1 International has boarded The One And Only, a romantic comedy produced by the UK's Assassin Films and to be directed by Simon Cellar Jones.

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