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Rising costs pose threat to independent film-making in UK, says BFI

Indie productions struggling to compete with well-financed, studio-backed projects, research showsThere are serious questions about the long-term viability of independent film-making in Britain, the British Film Institute (BFI) has said.Making Oscar-winning films such as The King’s Speech and Slumdog Millionaire has become all the more difficult, with “significant challenges” putting the sector on a downward […]

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Tiffcom, MPA unveil pitch competition projects, Emile Sherman masterclass

Five projects from up-and-coming Japanese filmmakers have been selected for a pitching contest.Tiffcom, Digital Hollywood University (Dhu) and the Motion Picture Association (MPA) have announced details of the five projects from up-and-coming Japanese filmmakers selected for an online pitching competition, which will be available on the Tiffcom platform from November 1.The event will also feature […]

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Lionsgate buys bulk of Spyglass library and 20% of company

Films covered in the deal include The King’s Speech, Paddington and a Quentin Tarantino trio.Lionsgate has acquired most of the 200-title Spyglass Media Group film library and formed a strategic content partnership with the development, finance and production company headed by Gary Barber.The deal gives Lionsgate a 20% stake in Spyglass, whose other strategic investors […]

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Joel Edgerton’s ‘The Unknown Man’ Heads for South Australia Shoot

Crime thriller, “The Unknown Man” has been confirmed to shoot in South Australia, when film productions resume after the coronavirus crisis. The film is produced by and co-stars Joel Edgerton opposite the U.K.’s Sean Harris.“The Unknown Man” is written and directed by Thomas M Wright, director of Acute Misfortune, and known for his performances in […]

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‘In homage to cockroach limbs’: Tom Hooper’s Cats commentary deepens the mystery

The man behind the much-maligned musical film has shared some of its secrets – prepare to be baffledTom Hooper, the Oscar-winning director of The King’s Speech, has revealed (some of) the logic behind the creative choices guiding his most recent film, Cats.A starry version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit stage musical, Cats primarily met with […]

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‘Parasite’ Rakes in Box Office Even While Streaming, and That’s a Gamechanger

For “Parasite,” Oscars were not the end of its achievements. It will have the biggest post-win gross of any Best Picture since “The King’s Speech” in 2011. And, it will take in the majority of its box-office gross while streaming, selling more tickets as a first-run release while viewable at home than any release ever.Before […]

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New Version of ‘Cats’ Being Sent to Theaters With Improved Visual Effects

In a most unusual turn, Universal Pictures has sent out a memo to theaters stating that the studio will provide a new and updated version of director Tom Hooper’s Andrew Lloyd Webber adaptation, “Cats.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal sent out a memo indicating that the new version would have “some improved visual effects” […]

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Why the Writers Guild Awards Never Nominate Quentin Tarantino

One way the Writers Guild of America leverages clout is by withholding non-signatories from being part of the WGA Awards. That’s why unlike other guilds, a clump of indie, British, and animated movies find themselves excluded every year. A WGA nomination isn’t essential for Oscar nomination; exceptions include American indie “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” […]

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‘Cats’ Director Tom Hooper Has Seen Your Hatred and Finds It ‘Quite Entertaining’

One thing moviegoers need to keep in mind when shading Universal’s upcoming “Cats” musical adaptation is that it’s directed by Tom Hooper. The filmmaker’s last three movies were “The King’s Speech,” “Les Misérables,” and “The Danish Girl,” all of which earned several Oscar nominations and at least one win. Hooper won Best Director for “The […]

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Post-TIFF, the Best Actress Oscar Race Is Scarlett Johansson v. Renée Zellweger

The Toronto International Film Festival gives, and takes away. Toronto’s notoriously friendly audiences are not to be trusted entirely — with the exception of the People’s Choice Award, which has gone to such Best Picture winners as “Chariots of Fire,” “American Beauty,” “Slumdog Millionaire,” “The King’s Speech,” “12 Years a Slave,” and “Green Book.”So when […]

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