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ICON relaunches with help from New Sparta

Icon UK Group CEO Aviv Giladi and New Sparta founder Jerome Booth have announced that New Sparta has acquired Icon Film Distribution (IFD) in association with a management team led by Ian Dawson, CEO, and Norman Humphrey, Executive Chairman and COO.…

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Metro Manila selected as British submission to Oscars

Metro Manila, by British filmmaker Sean Ellis, has been selected as the UK’s official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film Award category for the Oscars 2014.…

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New report claims online piracy accounts for 23.8% of all bandwidth

A new report commissioned by NBC Universal has revealed rising and persistent levels of online piracy, claiming that in January 2013 alone, 432 million unique users actively sought pirated content online. The report found that…

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2013 Grierson Awards nominees announced

Bradley Wiggins, Chopin, Deptford High Street and Claridges prepare for the ultimate factual faceoff as the Grierson Trust announces the final nominations for Grierson 2013: The 41st British Documentary Awards in association with Sky Atlantic…

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The Imitation Game starts shooting

THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, is the dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing, began principal photography in the UK on…

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Canadian distributor Elevation Pictures launches at TIFF

Laurie May, former Co-Founder and Co-President of Maple Pictures, the successful Canadian distribution company that released Lionsgate and other high-profile films before its 2011 acquisition by Alliance Films, is launching Elevation Pictures, a new Canadian…

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Virgin Media Shorts shortlist

Created to help uncover some of the best up-and-coming British filmmaking talent, the UK’s biggest short film competition – Virgin Media Shorts – has revealed the successful filmmakers to make this year’s shortlist. Whittled down…

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Animago AWARD 2013 nominees announced

Animago, the Award and Conference for digital professionals, have announced their shortlist of nominees for the 2013 animago AWARD. 55 projects out of a total of 1043 submissions from 66 nations will now compete across…

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UK Set To Benefit From New Creative Sector Tax Reliefs

The BFI’s Certification Unit has today been issuing full certificates for animation and high end television projects, on behalf of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).…

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Applications open for Creative Skillset’s Stepping Up

The second round of the training programme ‘Stepping Up’ is now open for applications from experienced craft, technical, production and post-production crew members to take the next step and move up in their career. The…

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