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Warner Bros Announce Summer 2013 Schedule

As the earliest of the summer 2012 blockbusters start to appear over the horizon, Warner Bros is already looking ahead to next year. This week it announced its release schedule for summer 2013, firming up…

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MGM Takes Back UA, Reports Dragon Tattoo Loss

Earlier this week, studio MGM reported its financial results to investors and announced that it has taken back full control of its iconic United Artists label.…

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The Hunger Games On Track To Be Record Breaker

This week sees the release of the hotly anticipated The Hunger Games (Thursday March 22 in the USA, Friday March 23 in the UK) and, according to figures seen by The Hollywood Reporter,  by Wednesday…

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Creative England & British Film Commission Respond to Budget

Creative England, the body launched in October 2011 to support independent creative businesses and talent in every part of England outside London, has responded to government plans to implement new tax breaks for video games,…

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Budget 2012: New Tax Credit Schemes For Video Games, Animation & ‘High-End TV Productions’

Chancellor George Osborne today announced the 2012 budget, in which he stated that ‘tax credit schemes for video games, animation and “high-end” TV production firms will be established’. Films that are made in the UK, and…

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Lord Puttnam Calls For Investment in UK Film Distribution

Today sees the publication of the Film Distributors’ Association (FDA) Yearbook 2012, marked by a keynote speech by Lord David Puttnam CBE, President of the FDA. Addressing the UK industry at large, Lord Puttnam’s speech…

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BFI Film Fund Names Ben Roberts As Director

The BFI today named 36-year old Ben Roberts as the new Director of the BFI Film Fund. In this newly expanded role, which will bring together development, production, distribution and exhibition for the firs time,…

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Creative England Launches iFeatures 2 Initiative

Following on from the hugely successful original iFeatures, a 2009 initiative focusing on Bristol, Creative England today announced the launch of the iFeatures2 low budget filmmaking scheme.…

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Northern Film & Media Launches Film4ward Initiative

Northern Film & Media have teamed up with Film4 and Skillset to launch intensive development programme, Film4ward. This follows 2011’s successful pilot scheme, which saw Film 4 invest in developing four films from North East…

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Rampart: In Conversation

movieScope editor Nikki Baughan and critic James Mottram discuss Rampart, which stars Woody Harrelson as a renegade cop facing investigation in late nineties LA. RELEASED: February 24 2012…

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