Elisabeth Knowles

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    United Kingdom - Guardian angels


    In May 2006, UK screenwriter Matt Hanson soft-launched his A Swarm Of Angels project, the first step in creating a $2m (£1m) feature film that will be conceived, developed, funded, produced and ultimately distributed via the internet.

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    French Film starts shooting in London


    The film is the directorial debut for award-winning commercials and short film-maker Jackie Oudney, with a cast including Hugh Bonneville (Tsunami: The Aftermath, Notting Hill); Anne-Marie Duff (The Virgin Queen, Shameless); Douglas Henshall (Primeval, Lawless Heart); Victoria Hamilton (Scoop, Mansfield Park) and ex-Manchester United football star Eric Cantona.

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    Mendes, Winslet and Di Caprio embark on Revolutionary Road


    Mendes is teaming with BBC Films and DreamWorks on the film, which tracks the disillusionment and desperate search for fulfilment of a married couple in 1950s suburban America.

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    Sixth annual East End Film Fest line-up announced


    Tower Hamlets Council, Hackney Council and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority have partnered together with the support of 3 Mills Studios, Film London, LDA, Film London East, The ERDF and the Canary Wharf Group to present the festival, which also includes the UK premiere of John Pilger's documentary War On ...

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    North West Vision backs awards


    UK film, TV and media development agency North West Vision is sponsoring a category at the Big Chip Awards, in recognition of the northwest region's Best Innovation in digital technology.

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    Scandinavia invests in Spain 's Palma Pictures


    Odqvist and Stendahl are entrepreneurs who have interests in many businesses, including the hotel sector. They recently sold Scandinavia's largest amusement park group, Parks and Resorts.

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    UK film industry warns kids about film piracy


    The pack is aimed at 11 to 14-year-olds, a group that a Film Education study found not only lack understanding of copyright issues but who believe there is nothing wrong with piracy.

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    Abigail Walsh joins Independent from Goldcrest Films


    Walsh, who was previously director of sales at Goldcrest Films, will work alongside managing director Andrew Orr and head of marketing Sarah Goodwin, heading the company's sales operations.

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    Cinematographer Freddie Francis dies


    Born in London on December 22, 1917, Francis' early career included working as a clapperboy for BIP and British & Dominions, and as a director-cameraman of training films for the Army's Kinematograph Unit.

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    Shooting begins on Formosa Films '80s period feature Clubbed


    The script was written by BAFTA-winning writer Geoff Thompson, adapted from his best-selling autobiography Watch My Back. It follows factory worker Danny, who becomes involved in the violent 'rude-boy' subculture of 1980's Coventry when he meets a group of doormen who work clubs playing Northern Soul and ska music.

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    Film London and ITV hook up to profile local talent


    ITV Local will be an official media partner of the next financial year's round of Film London's local support fund, the London Borough Film Fund Challenge. The challenge allows local film-makers the chance to have their films aired on ITV Local's website, itvlocal.com.

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    First all-digital cinema for Empire


    The theatre chain, which has 16 sites across the UK, has partnered with Kodak, Barco and Bell Theatre Services to install the latest in digital cinema projection technology for all six screens at its 1697-seat multiplex in High Wycombe.

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    Metrodome takes on The Serpent


    The film is an adaptation of the classic crime novel Plender by Ted Lewis (Get Carter), directed by Eric Barbier and starring Yvan Attal (Munich, The Interpreter) and Clovis Cornillac (Brice De Nice, A Very Long Engagement).

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    UK Film Council lotteryunaffected by Olympics budget blowout


    While a further $1,307m (£675m) is expected to be taken from lottery funds, the Film Council spokesperson said: 'Today's announcement by the Secretary of State did not come as a big surprise to us and indeed all Lottery distributors have been expecting to contribute towards the costs of the Olympics.

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    Tartan drops title after teen accused of double murder


    The award-winning 2003 film has become involved in the trial of a teen in the UK, who, itis claimed, murdered his two friends. The trial has heard that the accused allegedly watched the film repeatedly in the four days leading up to the deaths. The teen has admitted the killings ...

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    Pirate DVD eBay trader busted in London


    It is believed that the illegal trader was making thousands of pounds a month selling blackmarket TV and film titles including 24, The Sopranos and Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. A joint raid between Newham Borough Metropolitan Police and Newham Council Trading Standards led to the seizure of ...

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    Buena Vista, Apollo top the UK 's Cinema Business Awards


    At a reception held at BAFTA on Thursday March 1, Robert Mitchell and his team at BVI were recognised for the support they provide the independent exhibition sector by winning Distributor Of The Year. The company found great success in 2006 with Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which ...

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    The Leo Media & Entertainment Group hook up with Fuglers LLP


    London law firm Fuglers LLP has entered into a unique arrangement with film, TV and literary representation organisation The Leo Media & Entertainment Group, whereby Fuglers will provide legal advice and services to the agency’s clients.

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    Oscar shorts nominees available on iTunes


    The seven independently produced nominated shorts included five live action and two animated shorts. Available to view for free via iTunes were the following live action films: Javier Fesser's Binta And The Great Idea; Eramos Pocos (One Too Many); Soren Pilmark's Helmer & Son; Peter Templeman's The Saviour and the ...

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    Off The Fence signs output deal with Principal Large Format


    PLF generated the award-winning IMAX film Bugs!, Britain's most successful theatrical documentary, which grossed $32m worldwide. The company will now be based at Off The Fence's Bristol office, where Streather will provide exclusive media services to OTF.

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