All Guest Comment articles – Page 4

  • Half of a Yellow Sun
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    Diversity: UK must invest

    2014-02-21T10:54:00Z

    BAFTA award-winning British film producer Andrea Calderwood (Last King of Scotland) calls on the UK film industry to invest in skills and talent that truly represents diverse Britain.

  • david graham
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    The European Film Audience report

    2014-02-17T11:52:00Z

    For the past year a multinational team led by Attentional and French partner, Headway, have been creating a profile of the “European film audience”.

  • Christopher Granier-Deferre
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    iFeatures is back: same game, new rules

    2014-01-27T05:30:00Z

    The executive director of iFeatures explains the philosophy of making films that are ambitious in concept but practical in scale.

  • Ken Marshall
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    The problem with the 7% stat

    2013-12-19T12:02:00Z

    Producer Ken Marshall responds to the recent BFI statistics and calls for more support for the UK’s independent producers.

  • Melissa Keeping
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    The event cinema boom

    2013-10-07T12:14:00Z

    Event Cinema Association chair Melissa Keeping looks at how and why the event cinema market is the fastest growing sector at the box office.

  • Chris Moll
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    Advice for first features

    2013-09-29T20:14:00Z

    While making a feature film may be the peak of many people’s creative aspirations, very few seem willing to walk the long path towards it, writes Creative England’s Chris Moll

  • Chris Auty
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    Encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit

    2013-09-27T15:25:00Z

    The head of the NFTS producing department looks at the lessons learned in the new cross-sector creative entrepreneurship course.

  • Elena Trusova
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    Russia’s new anti-piracy law is positive, not perfect

    2013-08-23T12:01:00Z

    Elena Trusova, a partner at international law firm Goltsblat BLP, examines what the industry needs to know about the new Russian internet piracy law.

  • Jonathan Berger
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    UK's tax credits are a 'win-win'

    2012-12-13T11:06:00Z

    The UK government listens to the concerns of the animation industry in its new tax credit.

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    Creative England: The First Year

    2012-10-22T16:46:00Z

    John Newbigin, Chair of Creative England assesses the first year of operation and notes that the outfit has worked with more than 500 companies so far.

  • Dinah Caine
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    Stand up and be counted

    2012-07-04T15:41:00Z

    Dinah Caine, chief executive of Creative Skillset, urges the industry to take part in its first census since 2009.

  • Charles_Moore_wiggin
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    TV Tax Credit – Enabling the UK to Strike Back

    2012-04-05T10:42:00Z

    Wiggin partner Charles Moore says new TV tax credit in UK could boost the UK economy by about £1bn per year.

  • Broadway, Nottingham
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    Independent Cultural Cinema Exhibition: A Manifesto

    2011-10-06T08:17:00Z

    An outline of the ambitions put forward by a group of UK independent exhibitors including at venues including the Independent Cinema Office, Cambridge Film Trust, and venues including Glasgow’s GFT, Bristol’s Watershed, Manchester’s Cornerhouse, London’s ICA and Newcastle’s Tyneside.

  • Schuyler M Moore
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    So you wanna make a movie?

    2011-03-31T10:51:00Z

    LA based media lawyer Schuyler M. Moore offers his top ten tips for newbie producers.

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    How Hollywood could benefit from 'Box Financing'

    2011-02-09T09:15:00Z

    LA-based lawyer Schuyler M. Moore argues that the finacial overhaul bill new definitions will offer transparent equity investing to benefit many sectors of the film industry.

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    Creative meets coal face

    2011-02-03T10:41:00Z

    High Point Films’ Carey Fitzgerald says aspiring filmmakers need to understand the commercial world.

  • Lisa Opie
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    Embracing change

    2010-10-28T13:09:00Z

    EM Media chair Lisa Opie calls for the industry to face change head on and remember not to throw the baby out with the bath water.

  • Pamela Forte
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    Protecting your ideas

    2010-10-14T09:13:00Z

    Don’t allow others to rip off your ideas when you can take some simple steps to protect yourself. Pamela Forte, media lawyer at Forte Law, offers some practical tips on safeguarding confidential information.

  • Sydney Freeland
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    Inside Sundance Labs

    2010-07-15T09:35:00Z

    Sydney Freeland reveals what it’s really like to attend the Sundance Directors Lab, and to learn to be more spontaneous on set.

  • Peter Carlton
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    Issues, with an element of surprise

    2010-06-22T10:41:00Z

    Producer Peter Carlton, chair of the drama jury for the One World Media Awards, says cinema and social issues can go together with entertainment and surprise.