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UK Culture Secretary Visits US Studios

UK culture secretary Maria Miller has been meeting with senior executives from the film and TV industry during a trip to the United States, to discuss avenues of creative collaboration between the two countries.…

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Applications open for 8th Production Value workshop in Austrian Alps

Applications are now open for the seventh edition of Production Value, the eight-day residential workshop for film professionals that will take place in a Château in the heart of the Swiss Alps.…

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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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The Price of Sugar to open Netherlands Film Festival

Director Jean Van De Velde’s 18th Century Suriname epic has been chosen to Open the Netherlands Film Festival on the 25th of September 2013.…

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UPI crosses $2 Billion at the Overseas Box Office

Universal Pictures International (UPI) today announced that with yesterday’s box office grosses, the studio has passed $2 billion at the international box office for the first time in its 101-year history. Earlier this year, UPI…

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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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ARRI introduces new doc-style camera at IBC

At IBC in Amsterdam, ARRI has introduced AMIRA, a versatile documentary-style camera that combines exceptional image quality and affordable CFast 2.0 workflows with an ergonomic design optimized for single-operator use and extended shoulder-mounted operation. Ready…

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