Archive for August, 2010

Funding for Script Development

Screen Yorkshire is calling for applications from writers and producers under two new funding priorities aimed at supporting the development of high-quality film and moving image media activity in the Yorkshire and Humber region: First Sparks up to £1,500 and Spark Plus up to £10,000. For more details go to Screen Yorkshire

Deadline 3 September

Posted in Production by / August 24th, 2010 / No Comments »

Farewell Bruno S

Bruno S (Schleinstein) the enigmatic star who received world renown through the films of Werner Herzog died on 11 August 2010. Bruno S came to fame in The Enigma of Kasper Hauser,  perfectly cast as the mysterious adult who arrives with no past and no memory. He subsequently starred in Stroszek that Herzog wrote for him, but subsequently he was involved in little filmmaking. See the obituary in The Guardian

Posted in General, People by / August 23rd, 2010 / No Comments »

Opening Night at Cambridge Film Festival

The 30th Cambridge Film Festival opens on 16th September with The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec a lavish new fantasy costume drama starring Louise Bourgoin and Mattieu Amalric and directed by Luc Besson. The festival runs until 26th September and will close with Made in Dagenham starring Sally Hawkins, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson, Rosamund Pike and Jaime Winstone and directed by Nigel Cole.

Posted in Film Festivals, General by / August 23rd, 2010 / No Comments »

Global Box Office rises 11% April – June

The global box office has risen by 11% in the 2nd quarter of 2010, but only by 3% in ticket sales. This is the 3D effect and premium tickets for titles Clash of the Titans, Alice in Wonderland, Shrek Forever After and Toy Story 3. While 3d dominates the UK market, it is good to see that good old 2D still carries weight with Inception holding on strongly and going back up to 2nd place in the national charts and in its 5th week, up to $45 million in the UK. While Toy Story 3 dominates and about to break the $100 million line.

Posted in General by / August 20th, 2010 / No Comments »

David Morrisey and South Riding

Anna Maxwell Martin and David Morrissey lead the cast in a new three-part adaptation of South Riding, by Winifred Holtby, for BBC One. This 20th-century classic is a rich and panoramic portrait of a Yorkshire community in the Thirties that carries surprising and refreshing echoes of our own time. The production will shoot for a period of eight weeks from 2nd August across a range of urban and coastal locations in Yorkshire and Humber, including Bradford, Leeds, Harrogate, York and the East Coast. Screen Yorkshire is providing locations and crewing support.

Posted in General, Production by / August 19th, 2010 / No Comments »

Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours to Close London Film Festival

Danny Boyle’s follow up to Slumdog Millionaire will close the London Film Festival on October 28th. Scripted by Simon Beaufoy, 127 Hours is inspired by true story of  mountain climber Aron Ralston, who was trapped under a boulder in Utah for five days and has to resort to desperate measures to survive.

Posted in Film Festivals, News by / August 19th, 2010 / No Comments »
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