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    Screen International unveils its UK Stars Of Tomorrow


    Screen International has unveiled its 2007 UK Stars Of Tomorrow, a comprehensive round-up of the brightest new talent in the British film industry.Published both in this week's Screen International and online (click here), the annual talent survey - now it fourth year - highlights the brightes

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    Government closes UK tax schemes


    The UK Treasury has pulled the plug on tax schemes expected to raise hundreds of millions of pounds of film finance this year.One expert believes as much as $3.8bn (£2bn) could have been lost before the end of this tax year, which ends early next month.The UK revenue department announced changes to

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    Screenwriters festival launches script market


    This year's international Screen Writers Festival is to launch a speculative script market.scriptMARKET offers writers the chance to send in a script for consideration by a panel of agents, producers, commissioners, developersand/or sales agents.The panel will meeet the top 30 at the festival in

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    The Queen and King win royal flush at the Baftas


    The Queen's royal progress in this year's awards season was matched at this year's Orange British Academy awards by the grand success of Last King Of Scotland.Stephen Frears' The Queen was named best film at the ceremony at London's Royal Opera House with another best actress winner to the

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    United 93 named best film by London critics


    United 93 has been named best film and Paul Greengrass best director by the London Film Critics' Circle.But it was The Queen which dominated, winning best British film, best British director for Stephen Frears, best screenwriter for Peter Morgan and best British actress for Dame Helen Mirren.

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    Chinese censors approve Lost In Beijing with major cuts


    Li Yu's Berlin competition title Lost In Beijing was finally passed by China's Film Reviewing Committee this afternoon. However the approved film is 15 minutes shorter than the original version according to the film's producer Fang Li. Zhang Hongsen, deputy director of the Film Bureau under the

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    Lost In Beijing producer awaits final decision from censors


    Fang Li, the producer of Berlin competition title Lost In Beijing, is having a final meeting with Chinese film censors today (Feb 5) in a last-ditch attempt to win approval for the film to participate in the festival. The Film Reviewing Committee under the State Administration of Radio, Film and

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    UK exhibitors pull Museum in row over DVD release window


    Some of the UK's biggest exhibitors are pulling Fox's Night At The Museum this weekend in a row over a shortened 13-week window between theatrical and DVD release. Odeon and Vue cinemas are amongst those taking action - though none of the chains involved was making a statement tonight.It follows a

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    Aardman and Dreamworks finally part ways


    DreamWorks andAardman have formally announced the premature ending of their five-film exclusive partnership that dates back to 1999.They worked together on award winning animanations including Chicken Run, Oscar winner Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and, most recently, Flushed

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    Chinese box office to double by 2010, says report


    Chinese box office revenues will almost double over the next three years, according to analyst Screen Digest and Nielsen NRG, from last year's $336m to $720m by 2010.The rapid box office growth that has been driven by the opening up of the Chinese market and the fast development of modern