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Mickey Mouse to get makeover for feature appearance?

March 27, 2011


By: Aarti Jitender Mickey Mouse might be getting a new full-length feature film and a makeover soon, according to Disney veteran. In an interview with Bleeding Cool, Disney’s veteran animator Burnett Mattinson revealed that he was in the process of working out a feature film bid to launch Mickey and the gang. ‘I am working […]

Funding Cuts for Film London

March 26, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran As part of the coalition’s reorganisation of state funding, Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced a 22% cut in Film London’s funding effective next financial year onwards. Film London will however continue to receive £1.3m in funding for 2011-2012, from the London Development Agency (LDA). This is a sharp decrease from the […]

China misses WTO’s deadline to open up film industry

March 25, 2011


By: Aarti Jitender In line with expectations, China has missed the deadline set by the World Trade Organisation to lift restrictions on foreign film companies which includes a quota of 20 foreign films a year. The WTO’s ruling had been in favour of the 2007 complaint filed by the United States and it was later […]

Black London’s Film Heritage

March 24, 2011


By: Saravanan Sugumaran London further propelled its glowing image as a truly cosmopolitan city by bringing together a collection of film extracts that depict Black London during the early twentieth century. Initiated and funded by Film London, Black London’s Film Heritage launched its “Big City Stories” project at the Ritzy Picturehouse, Brixton and at the […]

‘World’s longest film’ premieres in Helsinki

March 24, 2011


By: Akshata Rao A Danish film which was screened at a film festival in the Finnish capital Helsinki yesterday (Mar23, 2011) has been billed as the longest movie ever screened. The 240-hour film titled “Modern Times Forever (Stora Enso building, Helsinki)” was created and directed by a Danish art group called Superflex. “According to our […]

Screened on the Web

March 20, 2011


By: Kabeer Mahajan It’s been a week since the release of Girl Walks Into a Bar. It is the first movie specifically tailored for distribution via the Internet. The ensemble comedy stars Zachary Quinto, Carla Gugino, Danny DeVito, Josh Hartnett, Rosario Dawson and ex-East Enders star Michelle Ryan. The film has already attracted over 260,000 […]

Battle Los Angeles takes Top Spot

March 16, 2011


By Aarti Jitender The UK box-office remained sluggish and continued to under-perform this weekend with no film hitting the £2m mark. Only three movies came close, with the newest entrant, Battle: Los Angeles, ranking number 1 and making the biggest hit at £1.79m. Though the animation film Rango’s slipped to the number two spot with […]