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Where in Europe to Shoot Your Next Production

By Alexandra Zeevalkink at KFTV “Financial incentives and schemes continue to provide the introduction necessary to be competitive almost anywhere in the world.  The trend that is beginning to emerge is the expansion of those…

Branded Content: When Corporations Become Creators

“You don’t need to wedge in logos or present a fake scenario to your consumers. Be honest. Find a relevant story and people will love your work & respect the brand.” – Alana Hutton Shaw,…

The Growth of Animation

Animated Enthusiasm by James Clarke “Animation has now moved into adult acceptance rather than just being ‘for kids’ primarily because of the quality of the screenplays being developed and written.” – Michael Cowan, Stealth Media…

James Buckley and Bruce Campbell destined for PURGATORY

James Buckley (The Inbetweeners) and Bruce Campbell (The Evil Dead) have joined the cast of upcoming fantasy feature, Welcome to Purgatory.…

Disney’s Big Hero 6 to open Tokyo film festival

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) has announced that Big Hero 6, Disney’s latest…

Robert Sheehan to star in The Messenger

Gateway Films and Ratio Film have announced the commencement of principal photography on feature film…

A Brighter Outlook – Lukas Moodysson

After achieving international acclaim with the crowd-pleasing Show Me Love and Together, Lukas Moodysson plunged into the darkness with Lilya 4-Ever and A Hole in My Heart. In 2009 he made his first English-language film, Mammoth. His latest, We Are the Best!, returns him to…

Sean Bobbitt – The Camera as Observer

Having shot a diverse range of films including Shame, Byzantium, Oldboy and 12 Years a Slave, Sean Bobbitt has developed a unique visual style. Here, he discusses the craft of filmmaking, and why the digital revolution may not always be a good thing.…

Venice Film Festival unveils 2014 line-up

The line-up for the 71st Venice Film Festival (Aug 27-Sept 6) has been revealed this morning by Biennale president Paolo Baratta and film festival director Alberto Barbera at Rome’s St. Regis Grand Hotel. David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn, Andrew Niccol’s Good Kill and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence among competition titles.…

Creative England doubles production pot to £1million

Creative England is doubling its Lottery-based Production Fund from £500,000 to £1 million for 2014/2015.…