2 October 2006

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  • News

    Metrodome raises $3.8m for new company strategy

    2006-10-02T18:56:00Z

    The UK's Metrodome Distribution has announced that it hasraised $3.8m (£2m) by way of a placing and the conversion of a loan from parentcompany TV-Loonland.As discussed in recentweeks, the company's new CEO Peter Urie is implementing a new growth strategyfor Metrodome. The new approach is a shift

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    Scandinavia sweeps Greece's Opening Night awards

    2006-10-02T17:25:00Z

    Scandinavian productionstook top honours at Sunday's closing gala of the 12th Athens International FilmFestival-Opening Nights Conn-X, obtaining all three major awards.The Swedish/Danishco-production Farval Falkenberg(Falkenberg Farewell), directed by first timer Jesper Ganslandt was named

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    Pathe UK Distribution recruits Woodward from Icon

    2006-10-02T16:55:00Z

    Pathe hasappointed David Woodward as sales director, UK Distribution. He takes up his new post late 2006 afterleaving his current job as head of sales at Icon Film Distribution. In the Patherole, he replaces Neil Marshall who is departing Pathe after six years to becomedirector of sales for Warner

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    Canal Plus signs French VOD agreement with Fox

    2006-10-02T06:00:00Z

    France's Canal+ Active has signed a VOD agreement with Fox, it was announced Friday.The deal means new Fox releases, as well as catalogue films, will be available on Canal Plus' CanalPlay, the company's one-year old VOD service.Canal Plus' Bruno Thibaudeau said, "We are very proud of this

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    Belfast shoot starts for Collins' Kings

    2006-10-02T04:00:00Z

    Prinicipal photography hasstarted in Belfast on Kings, an adaptation of Jimmy Murphy's play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road about a group of Irish emigrantswho reunite for the funeral of one of their friends.Leading Irish actor ColmMeaney features in an ensemble cast along wit

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    Maguire named president of international at PHE

    2006-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Dennis Maguire has been appointed president of international forParamount Home Entertainment.Maguire will take charg

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    Om Puri signs for role opposite Hanks in Nichols' War

    2006-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Veteran Indian actor Om Puri has signed for a lead role in MikeNichols' Charlie Wilson's War opposite Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

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    Silver takes senior international role at Focus Feature

    2006-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Allison Silver has been promoted to senior vice president ofinternational physical production at Focus Feature, effectiveimmediately.Silver previously served as vice president of international physicalproduction and joined the company as a production executive in autumn2002.Reporting to president

  • The Departed
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    The Departed

    2006-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Dir: Martin Scorsese. US.2006. 119 mins.

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    Germany's e-m-s to coproduce Lolafilms' Manolete

    2006-10-02T00:00:00Z

    Spanish producer Lolafilmshas recruited Germany's e-m-s new media as aco-producer on Manolete, starringAdrien Brody and Penelope Cruz, as well as for Io Don Giovanni. The film finishedprincipal photography this summer.