23 March 2004

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    Winterbottom signs on to shoot Goal!

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    Michael Winterbottom is set to direct Goal!, the first film in a trilogy that follows a Latino soccer player as he moves to the UK to play for one of the territory's top-flight Premiership teams.The second and third films in the trilogy will follow the player as he moves to a club in Spain, and

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    Myriad promotes Rappaport, Chiu, Chordia

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    Los Angeles- and London-based MyriadPictures has made three promotions, according to a statement from presidentKirk D'Amico.JC Rappaport has beenpromoted from manager of acquisitions to director of acquisitions anddevelopment in the company's LA office; Linda Chiu, also in the LA office, hasbeen

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    Mar del Plata chief postpones Village shoot

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    Argentine film-maker and Mar del Plata festival chief Miguel Pereira has postponed principal photography on his next feature, The Man Who Came To A Village, for six months, citing last month's changes to the UK tax rules as being the catalyst for the decision. The film's financial package is to be

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    Williams-Jones re-surfaces at Miramax International

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    Michael Williams-Jones, theveteran distribution executive who left United International Pictures (UIP) totake a self-imposed sabbatical, is back in the picture and has taken thepresident job at Miramax International.Based out of the company'sLondon offices, Williams-Jones will oversee the marketing

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    Daskalakis named as acting head of MEDIA Programme

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    Costas Daskalakis, the MEDIA Programme's head of Administration, Finance and Pilot Projects, is to become acting head of the unit when Jacques Delmoly leaves the post at the end of the month.Originally, Dr. Alain Dumort, head of the communication and youth department at the European Commission's

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    Crossroads acquires Acts Of Charity script for Winter to direct

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    New York-based commercials,music video and movie producer Crossroads Films has optioned rights to thescreenplay Acts Of Charity by UKscreenwriter Chips Hardy and Alex Winter, the London-based film-maker who isalso attached to direct the film.Alan Rickman is attached toplay the role of British

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    Spring, Summer proves a winner at Las Palmas

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    Kim Ki-Duk's South Korean festival favourite Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter...And Spring won best film and cinematography prizes at Spain's fifth annual Las Palmas International Film Festival (March 12-20).Recuperating from the shock of the March 11 Madrid bombings, which saw opening night

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    EU cinema admissions fall 5% in 2003

    2004-03-23T04:00:00Z

    Cinema attendance in the European Union's 15 member states dropped by 5% in 2003, according to first estimates from the European Audiovisual Observatory.Provisional data shows that admissions in eight of the biggest EU states fell to 890.5m last year. Germany registered the steepest drop of -9.1%

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    NORWAY

    2004-03-23T00:00:00Z

    While the top three spots remained in the hands of Spykids 3D: Game Over, Brother Bear and The Young Olsen Gang Rocks, a fourth family oriented film, Cheaper By The Dozen, managed to push Something's Gotta Give from fourth to sixth.Disappointingly, despite a solid screen average and highly

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    ITALY

    2004-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Penelope Cruz has scored an impressive double whammy, starring in the top two films at the Italian box office: Medusa's Italian-language picture Don't Move, and Columbia Tristar Italia's Gothika.Actor-director Sergio Castellitto's Don't Move took the number one spot on its second weekend, grossing