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Lili Hinstin Locarno Film Festival

New Locarno artistic director gives first glimpse of her vision for the festival

Lili Hinstin said she wants to programme more UK films, short films and youth-oriented films.


Brexit countdown: UK VFX powerhouse at risk, say leading post houses

Costs around new visa requirements could prove prohibitive for sector which employs one-third of its workforce from Europe.

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Studiocanal, David Heyman re-team for 'Paddington' TV show starring Ben Whishaw

Whishaw will reprise his role as the marmalade-loving bear.


Sundance winner 'Queen Of Hearts' gets UK deal with Thunderbird

Audience award winner set for release in summer 2019.

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London Screenings announces dates and new venue for 2019

Applications also open for Breakthrough emerging talent strand.

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ScreenSkills head of film won't cast Oscars votes in protest at excluded categories

Gareth Ellis-Unwin says plan to cut four categories from TV broadcast ”is a damaging move”.

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Richard E. Grant calls for 'best casting' award to be created by Bafta and Oscar

He was talking at the first Casting Directors Awards held in London on Tuesday,

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Shepperton Studios' £500m expansion plan approved by council

Recent Shepperton productions include Beauty And The Beast and Mary Poppins Returns.


BFI appoints new director of international affairs (exclusive)

Neil Peplow joins from the Australian Film Television and Radio School.

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Aretha Franklin concert doc 'Amazing Grace' sells to Studiocanal for UK, Australia (exclusive)

NEON previously acquired US rights to long-gestating concert film.


US drama 'Rory's Way' picked up for UK and Ireland by Parkland Entertainment (exclusive)

Brian Cox stars in film from Oscar-winning producer Arthur Cohn.


Action film 'Legion Maxx' scores deals for Evolutionary (exclusive)

FIlm sells to Japan, South Korea, Poland and New Zealand.


UK signs new European co-production treaty

Producers now need to contribute 5% rather than 20% of the total budget to participate.


Dermot Mulroney joins Olga Kurylenko, Gary Oldman in UK action thriller 'The Courier'

Signature Films is producing with Rollercoaster Angel Productions.

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'The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part' opens top of UK box office

’How To Train Your Dragon 3’ moves to second place.


Film Seekers seals EFM deals on UK baking film 'Love Sarah' (exclusive)

Film sells to UK and Ireland, Australia/New Zealand and Japan.

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BFI London Film Festival confirms 2019 dates and submission deadline

It will be led for the second time by festival director Tricia Tuttle.