30 June 2006

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    Filmax raises $25m through bond issue

    2006-06-30T10:55:00Z

    Spain's Filmax has raised$25m through US investment groups subscribing to bonds it has issued. Filmax announced thetransaction, a coup for a 100%-owned Spanish company dedicated to cinema, onThursday afternoon. It was brokered by Barclays Capital for a period of up toseven years.Filmax, which

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    Grosch leaves beleaguered German fund VIP

    2006-06-30T10:50:00Z

    The beleaguered German private media fund VIP Medienfondshas been dealt another blow with the news of the sudden exit of managingdirector Andy Grosch. VIP's operations will now be managed solely by Dirk Spechtwho had been brought in this March to take over responsibility for the financesan

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    Four Oz features to receive FFC funding

    2006-06-30T09:00:00Z

    An adaptation of the SouthAfrican novel Disgrace, to star JohnMalkovich, and Mary & Max, ananimated feature by the team who made Oscar-winning short Harvie Krumpet, have been given the thumbs up by Film FinanceCorporation Australia (FFC).Both have the backing of localdistributor Dendy Films while

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    Thailand gears up for Bangkok Dangerous shoot

    2006-06-30T08:00:00Z

    Thailand is set to host its biggest foreign shoot to date -Initial Entertainment Group's remake of the Pang Brothers gangster thriller Bangkok Dangerous - which is scheduledto start shooting for three months from this August. According to the Thailand FilmOffice, the remake, starring Nicolas Cage,

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    Italian minister ousts Cinecitta's board

    2006-06-30T04:00:00Z

    Italy's new culture ministerFrancesco Rutelli has dismissed state-owned Cinecitta Holding's entire board of directors.Cinecitta Holding owns distributor IstitutoLuce, which is also involved in production and exhibition, and promotional bodyFilm Italia. Cinecitta Holding is also a shareholderin the

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    Munich Previews to draw 50 international buyers

    2006-06-30T04:00:00Z

    TheEuropean representatives of such US distributors as New Line Cinema, TheWeinstein Company, Paramount Vantage, Miramax and Liaison Films will be amongthe 50 international film buyers attending the German Films' Munich Previewsshowcase.Theshowcase, being held in cooperation with the Munich Film

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    Karlovy Vary kicks off with Garcia, Kim Ki-duk

    2006-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Andy Garcia received aCrystal Globe award for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema at the openingceremonies of the 41st Karlovy Vary International Film.The festival will see theEuropean premiere of Garcia's directorial debut, The Lost City, about a family torn apart by the communistrevolution

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    World Cup fans get documentary treatment from Visser

    2006-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Rosenbloom Entertainment andFlashpoint Entertainment are in production on Fan-Demanium, a timely feature-length documentary chronicling the2006 World Cup as seen through the eyes of ten sets of national fans.Matthias Visser is directingthe project, which among others focuses on an Australian fan

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    Weinsteins hatch unusual MySpace campaign for Clerks II

    2006-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Harvey and Bob Weinstein have unveiled their latest marketing gem,offering the first 10,000 MySpace members who add the Mooby's Presents: ClerksII page to their friendslist a permanent credit on Kevin Smith's upcoming sequel.

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    Domestic rights to Snoop's Hood land with Xenon at LAFF

    2006-06-30T00:00:00Z

    Xenon Pictures has acquiredNorth American rights to Snoop Dogg's Hood Of Horror and has tentatively scheduled an autumn theatricalrelease followed by DVD.The project, which premieredat the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) on Jun 27, comprises three creepy talesinvolving the residents of an inner