All Screen articles in 25 February 2008 – Page 4

  • News

    New Line's Golden Compass to be released in China


    New Line Cinema's fantasy adventure The Golden Compass has passed censorship in China and will be released by the China Film Group and Hua Xia on 300-400 screens beginning on Mar 28.The film has already grossed more than $322 million worldwide since its Dec 7 release and is also scheduled ...

  • News

    King, Verbinski team on 'mould-breaking' animation


    Oscar-winning producer Graham King has teamed up with blockbuster filmmaker Gore Verbinski, fresh off his Pirates Of The Caribbean trilogy, to develop an untitled animated feature that he will direct with a view to creating a new box office franchise.Both parties are eager to move ahead quickly on the big ...

  • News

    CineVegas celebrates 10th birthday with LA highlights series


    CineVegas Film Festival has curated CineVegas: 10 Years On The Edge, a series of individual festival highlights set to run in Los Angeles in April to mark the event's 10th anniversary.Programmed in association with Cinefamily, which runs the Silent Movie Theatre in Los Angeles, the series will kick off on ...

  • News

    Bulzoni returns to York Entertainment as president


    Steven Bulzoni is returning to Los Angeles-based DVD distributor York Entertainment and has been appointed president of domestic entertainment.Bulzoni will report directly to CEO Tanya York and oversee all functions of domestic operations including sales, licensing, marketing, acquisitions, and operations.He previously served as general manager from 1998-2004. York Entertainment releases ...

  • News

    UK industry leaders issue call for bold thinking


    The UK needs to be braver and more imaginative in its approach to fostering creative industries across the spectrum, including film, television and video games.That was the key message from industry leaders attending 'The UK's Creative Economy - Options for Strategy' seminar held at the Royal United Services Institute in ...

  • News

    Jodhaa Akbar scores biggest non-US opening in Screen chart


    India's Jodhaa Akbar was the highest non-US entry into this weekend's international top 40, generating $8.1m from 15 territories. The top 40 films generated $189.3m across 48,218 screens from the period of February 15-17.For the full international chart, compiled by Len Klady, go to global box office.The 16th century love ...

  • News

    Orion Pictures unveils six-film production slate


    India's Orion Pictures has announced a six-film slate to be produced over the next 12 months. It includes the animation project Ab Dilli Door Nahi, about five jungle animals trying to meet Indian politicians in the capital city of New Delhi. Already in production, local actors such as Ayesha Takia, ...

  • News

    Greenaway co-producer backs Istvan Szabo project


    Veteran Hungarian director Istvan Szabo is to bring Magda Szabo's international bestseller The Door to the screen for Sandor Söth's Berlin/Leipzig-based Intuit Pictures and Jenö Habermann's Filmart in Budapest.Described by Söth to as 'a morally complex story about age, loyalty and betrayal' between two strong women, a famous writer ...

  • News

    FDC grants funding to McDull WuDang, Claustrophobia


    Animation McDull WuDang and live-action feature Claustrophobia have become the first two film projects to be approved for funding by Hong Kong's recently-established Film Development Fund (FDF). Administered by the Hong Kong Film Development Council (FDC), the fund is designed to support small to medium-sized productions. McDull WuDang is budgeted ...

  • News

    Universal signs deal to produce movies based on Hasbro games


    Universal Pictures and Hasbro have formed a six-year strategic partnership to produce at least four motion pictures based on Hasbro brands, including Monopoly, Candy Land, Clue, Ouija, Battleship, Magic, The Gatherin and Stretch Armstrong.Under the terms of the deal, Hasbro will partner exclusively with Universal Pictures for feature films, with ...

  • News

    Italian culture minister to run for mayor of Rome


    Italian Culture Minister Francesco Rutelli has announced he will run for mayor of Rome, a position he has twice held in 1993 and 1997.Rutelli's announcement comes on the heels of the recent shake up in the Italian government, which saw Prime Minister Roman Prodi resign after 20 months in office: ...

  • News

    UK Film Council's P&A Fund announces $1m in awards


    The UK Film Council's Prints & Advertising Fund is backing U2 3D, the first-ever feature length live action film shot and exhibited in breakthrough digital 3D. Released on Feb 22 by Revolver Entertainment, the film documents the band U2's 2006 Buenos Aires concert in the Vertigo tour. The film is ...

  • News

    Ozparliament tables legislation forunified film agency


    Australia's Federal Parliament today tabled legislation to establish a new single film agency, Screen Australia. It is expected to be debated in early March and then passed. Screen Australia will come into being July 1 andencompass the responsibilities of the investment agency Film Finance Corporation Australia, the Australian Film Commission ...

  • News

    Film Department taps Bickel as new international chief


    Steven Bickel has replaced Elizabeth Kim as president of international at Los Angeles-based The Film Department.Bickel starts work on Feb 25 and reports directly to CEO Mark Gill and president and COO Neil Sacker.It is understood that the departure of former Lionsgate executive Kim after barely six months in the ...

  • News

    NonStop seals EFM sales on Gnomes And Trolls


    Scandinavian-based NonStop Sales is continuing to cultivate deals on its animated features, Gnomes And Trolls I and Gnomes And Trolls II. Following the European Film Market in Berlin, the films have now gone to 14 territories.Further deals on both titles confirmed yesterday include Media Film (Slovenia + Croatia), P.C.V (Greece ...

  • News

    Beta Cinema announces deals on Heart Of Fire, presales


    Beta Cinema has concluded deals for Luigi Falorni's Berlinale competition film Heart Of Fire for France (Ocean Film), Italy (BIM Distribuzione) and Greece (Seven Films) and is currently 'in final negotiations' with distributors on the title for North America, the UK and Japan.According to Andreas Rothbauer, Beta Cinema's head of ...

  • News

    Bavaria Film International unveils more Berlin sales


    Bavaria Film International (BFI) has announced additional deals on competition film and other titles at this year's Berlinale.All rights to Doris Doerrie's Cherry Blossoms have been picked up by Jour 2 Fete for France, Wanda Vision for Spain, Fidalgo for Norway, and Alfa Films for Argentina. These are in addition ...

  • News

    New Berlin deals on James Marsh's Man On Wire


    The Works International has concluded four new distribution deals for James Marsh's documentary Man On Wire. Diaphana has acquired distribution rights for France, Madman has taken Australia and New Zealand, Cineart will distribute in Benelux, and Arsenal in Germany and Austria. A deal is close to completion for Spain. The ...

  • News

    Worldwide Bonus signs UK distribution agreement with Rovinge


    Worldwide Bonus Entertainment has announced a five-film distribution deal for all UK rights with production company Rovinge Motion Picture Company. The agreement will commence with the distribution of new British comedy Three And Out, starring Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Imelda Staunton and Gemma Arterton.Directed by Jonathan Gershfield, Three And Out ...

  • News

    Kabei, Demon to open Hong Kong InternationalFilm Festival


    The Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) has announced that Japanese director Yoji Yamada's Kabei - Our Mother and Soul Of A Demon, directed by Taiwan's Chang Tso-chi, will open the 32nd edition of the festival (March 17-April 6). Martin Scorsese's Rolling Stones documentary Shine A Light and Coffee Or ...