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BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE SHORT FILM AWARD

The BFI London Film Festival is introducing a new Short Film Competition in 2015 as part of its overall commitment to supporting and developing filmmakers. 12 films will compete for the BFI London Film Festival…

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Jack Black and director Jared Hess reunite in ‘Micronations’

Buffalo Film Company has announced it will produce the comedy Micronations which will star Jack Black.  Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess will helm the film, reuniting with Black after their successful collaboration on Paramount Pictures’…

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New book ‘Life of Action’ celebrates the unsung heroes of action cinema

Life of Action, a new book by journalist Mike Fury, speaks to renowned actors, filmmakers and stunt people from the action and martial arts film genres and gains an insight into the meticulous work behind…

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Eco doc ‘Ice and the Sky’ to close Cannes Film Festival

Luc Jacquet, director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins (La Marche de l’empereur), will present his fourth feature film, Ice and the Sky, as Closing Film of the 68th Festival de Cannes on Sunday,…

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ARC Entertainment has acquired all US rights to the crime thriller PHANTOM HALO by writer/ director Antonia Bogdanovich who co-wrote the film with Anne Heffron.…

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The Media is the Message – Jeff Gomez on Transmedia

Starlight Runner’s Jeff Gomez talked transmedia at the recent edition of FILMART in Hong Kong. After headlining the event’s T for Transmedia conference session, the world’s #1 exponent of successful transmedia campaigns sat down with…

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Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux today revealed films selected for inclusion in this year’s Cannes Film Festival (May 13-24) Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Tête Haute (Standing Tall), will open the festival.…

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Benedict Cumberbatch calls for support of independent cinema

Benedict Cumberbatch has called for people to “keep supporting independent cinema” after being confirmed as a patron of the Phoenix Cinema in London’s East Finchley area.…

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Production starts on Marie Curie feature

Filming has commenced on the the Polish, German, French and Belgian co-production about the life of Maria Skłodowska-Curie, the internationally famed scientist.  …

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La Tête haute by Emmanuelle Bercot to open the 68th Festival de Cannes

For the first time in the history of the Festival de Cannes, a female director will open the festival. La Tête haute, a film by Emmanuelle Bercot, has been selected to open the 68th edition…

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