All Screen articles in 14 April 2008

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  • News acquires package of films from BBC Worldwide


    Online distributor has acquired a collection of films from BBC Worldwide America to add to its growing library. Titles include Abortion Ship , a profile of the Women On Waves activists who facilitate women from countries where abortion is illegal; Face To Face With Sir Ian McKellen ; and ...

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    Hungary's Inforg to co-produce The Photograph, Womb


    Hungarian production house Inforg Studio is to co-produce Polish filmmaker Maciej Adamek's feature debut The Photograph and Benedek Fliegauf's next project Womb, which will be his first feature to be shot in the English language. Inforg's Andras Muhi confirmed to at this week's goEast Film Festival that ...

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    Eros strikes co-production deal with Nadiadwala Grandson


    India's Eros International has entered into a four-picture co-productionagreement with local production house Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The deal will encompass two unidentified projects directed by Siddharth Anand ( Salaam Namaste ), along with Kambakht Ishq , directed by Saabir Khan and featuring Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor in the lead ...

  • Reviews

    The Forbidden Kingdom


    US/China. 2008. 113mins Anticipated both for its Jackie Chan-Jet Li star pairing and its East-meets-West production approach, The Forbidden Kingdom attempts to put top-flight Asian martial arts together with family friendly fantasy in an English-language action adventure package. The elements of this well crafted and good-looking US/China co-production should ...

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    Ed Clarke leaves Capitol to be development head at Kudos


    Kudos Pictures has hired Ed Clarke as head of development. Clarke spent the last three years at Capitol Films as head of development and acquisitions. Kudos Pictures, which was lead producer on David Cronenberg's Eastern Promises , is the film arm of Kudos Film and TV. Its forthcoming productions include ...

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    Revamped Baker Street partners with Darkside on Kitchen Games


    UK producer and film financier Baker Street Entertainment is partnering with London based animation studio Darkside Entertainment on ambitious new $8m (£4m)CGI animated feature, The Kitchen Games. The film comes billed as 'a tale of cutlery from opposite sides of the table, which compete once a year to decide ...

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    EFP selects 22 producers for Cannes Producers on the Move


    The Hamburg-based, pan-European promotional organisation European Film Promotion (EFP) has selected 22 aspiring European producers for its Producers On The Move networking initiative to take place during the Cannes Film Festival next month. Since being launched in 2000, Producers On The Move has enabled over 140 up-and-coming European producers to ...

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    Latest UK film production listings


    To see other production listings click here UK PRODUCTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT Ivan and Maria Genre: Historical Drama Synopsis: Tormented by a cacophony of voices in his head, Tsar Ivan fights to build a Russian empire as court conspirators try to poison his wife and heirs in order to seize power ...

  • Reviews

    Prom Night


    Dir: Nelson McCormick. US. 2008. 88mins. One of the most memorable nights in a teenager's young life is grist for a pretty unmemorable movie in Prom Night , a tame horror entry that follows conventions to the letter. Though besting opening-weekend expectations, the film fails to offer many thrills as ...

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    Mediaplex to shut down Motion 101 production arm


    Major Korean entertainment company Mediaplex is set to close down its upstart production arm Motion 101, giving rise to speculation regarding its parent company Orion Group's future intentions for the film business. Mediaplex houses major investor/distributor Showbox and operates the Megabox theatre chain. It sold off the latter, which it ...

  • Reviews

    Flashbacks Of A Fool (2007)


    Dir. Baillie Walsh. UK. 2008. 104mins. Flashbacks Of A Fool nails one of its main selling points early on: James Bond's naked bottom is viewed through a glass distortedly throughout the entire title sequence. Before a word has been uttered, and to the sounds of Scott Walker's Sons Of ...

  • News

    Miyazaki's Ponyo On A Cliff set for July 19 release


    Japan's Studio Ghibli has announced a release date and other details of director Hayao Miyazaki's latest film Ponyo On A Cliff By The Sea . At a press conference held at the screening facilities of Studio Ghibli's regular distribution partner Toho, Ponyo producer Toshio Suzukisaid the film will open on ...

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    The Warlords rules the roost at Hong Kong Film Awards


    Peter Ho-sun Chan's epic war drama The Warlords dominated the Hong Kong Film Awards last night (April 13), scooping eight prizes including best film, best director and best actor for Jet Li. The film, which was a big hit in China last year grossing more than $29m, was also ...

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    Daily rejoins Fox to spearhead Blu-ray marketing in North America


    Mary Daily has been named executive vice president of marketing for North America at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Daily previously worked for the studio for nine years in its European marketing unit in London, when she pioneered the concept of selling television programming to consumers via VHS and DVD. ...

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    Visit Films acquires international rights to Momma's Man


    Ryan Kampe and Sylvain Tron's fledgling sales company Visit Films has acquired international rights to Azazel Jacobs' comedy Momma's Man, which premiered at Sundance earlier in the year. Visit will commence sales in Cannes next month on the story of a businessman who moves back in to his parents' downtown ...

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    Bartha stars opposite Zeta-Jones in Freundlich's The Rebound


    Justin Bartha has joined Catherine Zeta-Jones in The Film Department's upcoming romantic comedy The Rebound , written and to be directed by Bart Freundlich. The Film Department is financing and producing the film, which is set to start production on April 21 in New York. Tim Perell, Freundlich, Mark Gill ...

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    Munyurangabo, Stranded takes top prizes at Sarasota Film Festival


    Lee Isaac Chung's feature Munyurangabo and Gonzalo Arijon's documentary Stranded: I Have Come From A Plane That Crashed On The Mountains won the key competition prizes at the 2008 Sarasota Film Festival as Joshua Safdie's The Pleasure Of Being Robbed took the Independent Visions Competition Award. ...

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    Horton leads international box office with $10.6m weekend


    Fox International ruled the roost yet again as Dr Seuss' Horton Hears A Who! swept past the $100m mark thanks to an estimated $10.6m weekend haul from 5,300 screens in 56 markets. The family film stands at $104.9m and has become the highest grossing international release from the Dr ...

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    Mendoza's Slingshot dominates Singapore awards


    Philippine director Brillante 'Dante' Mendoza's Slingshot dominated Singapore's Silver Screen Awards, walking away with best film, best director and the NETPAC award. Actress Inessa Kislova won best performance for Abai Kulbai's coming-of-age tale Swift while Abdellatif Abdelhamid's Syrian comedy Out of Coverage received a special jury award ...

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    Belladonna, Matson team to bring Latin American films to US


    New York-based Belladonna Productions and NYC distributor Matson Films have partnered to acquire six new films from emerging South American directors to distribute theatrically in the United States using a unique brand sponsorship model. The Buenos Aires office of Streiffschuss Films AG will be identifying Latin American movies for the ...