8 July 2001

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  • News

    Violette joins Myriad as head of music


    Independent music specialist Christopher Violette has joined Myriad Pictures as head of music. Reporting to Myriad president Kirk D'Amico and president of production Lucas Foster, he will music supervise a number of Myriad films as well as being responsible for overseeing all the company's

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    Anders gets retrospective tribute at Karlovy Vary


    US independent film-maker Allison Anders will receive a retrospective tribute at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival next week as part of the Forum Of Independents series. Anders' latest film Things Behind The Sun, which premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival, will also be screened.Things

  • News

    Cats And Dogs, Scary Movie 2 top holiday weekend


    Cats And Dogs beat Scary Movie 2 - just - to the top spot at the North American box office over the weekend, but business was not on the mega-levels generated by last year's battle between The Perfect Storm and The Patriot.Opening on Wednesday - the July the 4th holiday itself - Cats And Dogs

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    No Regrets for top Munich festival film prize


    This year's $35,000 (DM 80,000) main prize at the Munich Filmfest was awarded to Benjamin Quabeck for his graduation film Nichts Bereuen (No Regrets).Commenting on the 'HypoVereinsbank' Director's Support Prize the jury noted that the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg graduate had produced a clever,

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    Walters joins Memory Of Water


    UK actress Julie Walters is re-teaming with Lewis Gilbert, director of Educating Rita, the film which won her a Best Actress nomination at the 1983 Oscars.The Memory Of Water is currently shooting on the Isle Of Man before moving to Twickenham Studios in London. The film, which wraps on August 3,

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    New German production company attracts F.A.M.E.


    German publicly listed media concern F.A.M.E. has taken a 30% stake in the newly-founded Munich-based production outfit BUETOW MAINUSCH Filmproduktion.BUETOW MAINUSCH Filmproduktion, which is currently developing a feature film project as well as a TV a series and several TV movies, has been

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    Scottish film chief quits threatened agency


    John Archer, the chief executive of Scottish Screen, the national film agency, has quit his position after five years.Archer has been under fire since May, when it was revealed that the agency's lottery panel had awarded a £24,000 development grant to a film directed by his wife, Clara Glynn.While

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    Medusa's Bernasconi dies suddenly


    Carlo Bernasconi, president of Rome-based mini major Medusa Film, died suddenly Thursday night in Milan. Aged 57, he was known to have been suffering from heart problems for some time.Bernasconi was one of Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi's closest collaborators, first working with him in the

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    CinemaxX CFO quits as expansion plans collapse


    Marius Schwarz, chief financial officer at German exhibition giant CinemaxX has quit following the posting of half-year company losses of $22.5m (DM52.3m)Subsequent restructuring of the company has led to the closure of the its foreign operations and the removal of its chief, Wim Oude Kotte.Stating

  • Reviews

    Scary Movie 2


    Dir: Keenan Ivory Wayans. US. 2001. 88 mins. It's taken the Wayans brothers just twelve months to follow up on the astounding success of their slasher spoof Scary Movie (which last summer grossed $157m in the US and $103m internationally) with a sequel that rips into the supernatural thriller genre