All Screen articles in 25 February 2008 – Page 5

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    Alfred Molina, Orlando Bloom, Sally Hawkins join cast of An Education


    Alfred Molina, Orlando Bloom and Silver Bear-winner Sally Hawkins (Happy-Go-Lucky) will join the cast of An Education, shooting in London in March and April. Award-winning Danish director Lone Scherfig (Wilbur Wants To Kill Himself, Italian For Beginners) will direct the film. Nick Hornby adapted the screenplay from the memoir of ...

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    Gail Egan, Elisabeth Murdoch named to UK Film Council board


    Elisabeth Murdoch, chairman and CEO of the Shine Group, and Gail Egan, producer and founder of Potboiler Productions, have joined the UK Film Council Board of Directors.'It's fantastic news that Elisabeth and Gail have agreed to join the UK Film Council board,' said UK Film Council chairman Stewart Till CBE. ...

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    Revolver strikes marketing deal with UK publisher Pan MacMillan


    UK distributor Revolver has struck a unique marketing deal with publisher Pan MacMillan.The companies will work together on film releases and book tie-ins.Revolver's forthcoming release My Brother Is An Only Child by Daniele Luchetti is based on Antonio Pennacchi's Il fasciocomunista. Each will be released (in cinemas and bookstores) on ...

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    Liman's Jumper out-leaps Spiderwick over US holiday weekend


    Fox's sci-fi adventure Jumper starring Hayden Christensen as a globe trotting teleporter dominated the four-day Presidents' Day weekend thanks to a $31.7m estimated haul.The film has grossed $38.3m since it opened on Thursday and also stars Samuel L Jackson, Diane Lane and Jamie Bell. Doug Liman directed.Opening in second place ...

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    Regan spearheads NatGeo's digital mapping business


    Charles Regan has been named vice president of digital mapping business at National Geographic Global Media (NGGM).Regan will be responsible for leveraging National Geographic's content, products and services across multiple platforms. He reports to NGGM's senior vice president of corporate strategy, development and extended platforms Paul Levine.Prior to joining NGGM ...

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    Summit completes casting on romantic vampire franchise


    Summit has completed casting on its upcoming romantic thriller Twilight with Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene and Kellan Lutz joining Kristen Stewart and Edward Cullen.Catherine Hardwicke is poised to commence filming later this month on Melissa Rosenberg's adaptation of the bestselling series of books by ...

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    Shoreline bolsters sales slate with double acquisition


    Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights to Marius Balchunas' drama The Elder Son starring Shane West, Leelee Sobieski and Rade Serbedzija and international rights to Dave McLaughlin's comedy On Broadway starring Eliza Dushku and featuring Will Arnet and Amy Poehler.The Elder Son tells the story of a Russian clarinetist living ...

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    Discovery, Magnolia walk tightrope together with Man On Wire doc


    Discovery Films and Magnolia Pictures have acquired North American theatrical and DVD rights to James Marsh's Sundance world documentary jury and audience winner Man On Wire.Magnolia Pictures plans a late summer theatrical release followed by DVD roll-out through Magnolia Home Entertainment.Man On Wire is based on French high-wire walker Philippe ...

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    THINKFilm acquires Ellen Page drama


    THINKFilm has acquired all US rights from Corvid Pictures to Bruce McDonald's drama The Tracey Fragments starring Ellen Page.The national release will commence with a May 9 platform release in Manhattan on the heels of its premiere on March 14 as part of New York's Museum of Modern Art's Canadian ...

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    Manuel Alduy named new head of cinema at Canal Plus


    Canal Plus has announced the departure of its head of cinema, Evi Fullenbach, and the appointment of Manuel Alduy as her replacement. In a press release, the company said Fullenbach was leaving for personal reasons but will continue to manage relationships between the US studios and Canal from her base ...

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    CATE BLANCHETT I'm Not There One of the most respected actresses in Hollywood, Blanchett could be this year's shoo-in for the supporting category with her gender-bending turn as rock star Jude Quinn (aka Bob Dylan) in I'm Not There. Blanchett doesn't try too hard to affect a male impersonation, resulting ...

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    CASEY AFFLECK The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert FordAffleck was the bright new star of 2007, thanks to his breakout performance as Robert Ford; the actor anchors the film, starting off as James' biggest fan, ending as his killer.WHAT SCREEN SAID 'Ravishingly shot in an autumn-to-winter palette ...

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    PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON There Will Be Blood Anderson is the first to admit his adaptation of the 1927 novel Oil! is loose - he invented many of the situations in the film using the first 100 pages of the book as the inspiration. The result is a highly original adapted ...

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    Hollywood writers may be involved in an acrimonious strike that could result in the collapse of this year's Academy Awards, but 10 of their number have still been shortlisted for this year's two screenplay Oscars.BRAD BIRD RatatouilleBird took over Ratatouille at a relatively late stage and came up with perhaps ...

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    Laura Linney is the only American in the best actress category this year, which also numbers the legendary Julie Christie, dazzling French star Marion Cotillard and 20-year-old newcomer Ellen PageCATE BLANCHETT Elizabeth: The Golden AgeShekhar Kapur's movie may have been one of the most over-directed souffles of the year, but ...

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    Four Oscar veterans and one newcomer join a best actor race which sees a Brit playing American, an American playing British and an American playing Russian, not forgetting two Americans playing old-fashioned AmericanGEORGE CLOONEY, Michael Clayton Clooney gives probably his most accomplished performance to date as the amoral fixer for ...

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    The five film-makers nominated for the best director Oscar this year are among the most visionary and risk-taking in North America today.PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON There Will Be Blood Anderson roars back to the screen and could land his first directing Oscar nomination (he has two writing nods to his name) ...

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    This year's best picture nominees include work from some of Hollywood's biggest names - Scott Rudin, the Coens, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Paul Thomas Anderson - as well as relative newcomers such as Jason Reitman, Tony Gilroy and Joe WrightATONEMENT Focus Features, Universal Pictures International Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner ...

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    Countdown to Oscar: Screen Looks At The Nominees


    If this year's Oscar nominations are a gauge of contemporary cinema, today's film-makers are apparently preoccupied with the dark side of the human soul - whether it be the unadulterated evil of the assassin in No Country For Old Men or the rotten heart of the oil magnate in There ...

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    Love of Siam bags top honours at Thailand's Oscars


    Love of Siam clinched three major prizes at the Thai Subhanahongsa Awards - billed as the nation's equivalent of the Ocars - including best picture, best director and best supporting actress. The gay drama about the friendship of two teenage boys is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Chukiat Sakweerakul who was ...