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Filmgoers tired of older women being portrayed as ’sexless grandmothers’


March 28th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): A survey has found that more than half of filmgoers are tired of seeing older women portrayed as "sexless grandmothers".A survey of more than 2,000 filmgoers by the ... Read more...

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Colin Firth ‘King’s Speech’ sweeps the British Independent Film Awards


December 6th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 6 (ANI): Colin Firth's latest film 'The King's Speech' swept the British Independent Film Awards by winning five gongs.The film, telling the story of George VI's battle to overcome his ... Read more...

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Hollywood, Bollywood join hands to encourage co-productions


November 11th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Nov 11 (IANS) Hollywood and Bollywood, two of the prominent global film industries, have come together to promote joint film production and commercial cooperation.As part of the understanding struck Wednesday, ... Read more...

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James Cameron declared most powerful man in UK film industry


September 25th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 25 (ANI): James Cameron, director of the two highest grossing films ever made, has been voted as the person wielding the most power over the UK film industry in ... Read more...

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All Women Jury For 12th MIAMI Festival


September 4th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
September 4, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The much waited Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) film festival is going to start from October 21 and will conclude on October 28, 2010. This festival ... Read more...

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All-women jury at 12th Mumbai film fest


September 1st, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 1 (IANS) The 12th Mumbai Film Festival boasts of all-women jury that is headed by Oscar winning Hollywood filmmaker Jane Campion and will include well-known names like Indian actress-director Suhasini ... Read more...

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Steven Spielberg joins fight to save UK Film Council


August 13th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Hollywood movie mogul Steven Spielberg has joined other stars in the fight to save the UK Film Council (UKFC) from the axe.A letter sent from his DreamWorks ... Read more...

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Clint Eastwood appeals to save UK Film Council


August 9th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 09 (ANI): American actor and filmmaker Clint Eastwood is fighting the decision to shut down the UK Film Council (UKFC).The 80-year-old actor wrote a personal letter appealing against the ... Read more...

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McAvoy, Blunt join campaign to save UK Film Council


August 5th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) Actors James McAvoy and Emily Blunt along with over 50 British actors have teamed up to oppose a decision to shut down the UK Film Council (UKFC). The UKFC, ... Read more...

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Government ot axe UK Film Council


July 27th, 2010 - 2:08 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 27 (IANS) The UK Film Council (UKFC), which has been nurturing British film culture and talent since 2000, will be closed down, a media report said Monday.The government's treasury department ... Read more...

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StreetDance 3D dethrones Robin Hood to top UK Box Office


May 25th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): StreetDance 3D, a movie starring winners of Britain's Got Talent, has become the top gainer at the UK box office after flying past Robin Hood.The movie, made ... Read more...

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‘From Blighty With Love’ Fest to start Feb 26


November 4th, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 3 (IANS) The "From Blighty with Love" Festival to showcase recent independent British films across Indian screens will commence Feb 26 next year. Announced at the ongoing Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), ... Read more...

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Recession notwithstanding, British film industry booming


October 16th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) Britain's film production is holding up well despite the global economic downturn, collapse in the pre-sales market, drop in advertising budgets and faltering DVD sales. While 61 films ... Read more...

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UK film industry facing most hostile environment in years, say insiders


August 25th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): The stupendous success of Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' is unlikely to be repeated, say insiders.The ongoing credit crisis has hit independent film companies quite hard, as 59 ... Read more...

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Harry Potter movie makes 63 mn pounds on opening night


July 17th, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) The new Harry Potter film that opened in cinemas across the world this week has set new US and British records for the first day's takings, its ... Read more...

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‘From Blighty with Love’: Britain targets Indian multiplexes


May 24th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Saibal Chatterjee Cannes, May 24 (IANS) Indian movie buffs could soon have a slew of British films to choose from at multiplexes in their neighbourhoods. The UK Film Council has drawn ... Read more...

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Four James Bond classics to be digitally restored


May 7th, 2009 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 7 (IANS) Four James Bond classics are to be digitally restored to mark the centenary of producer Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli, who financed the movies. Distributed by classic film specialists, Park ... Read more...

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Slumdog Millionaire firm given only 60pc chance to survive recession


March 7th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): The company that financed low-budgeted but millions grossing film Slumdog Millionaire may fall victim to recession which could jeopardise similar films in future, according to a senior ... Read more...

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Films on terror don’t get shooting permission in London


February 27th, 2009 - 10:16 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Post-9/11 many Indian filmmakers experimented with the theme of terrorism. But filming them on foreign soil has become an uphill task, especially in Britain. If writer-director Renzil D'Silva had ... Read more...

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Movie buffs can now search all film genres on new website


January 28th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 28 (ANI): Movie buffs can now get information as to which film is being shown at which cinema hall on a new website. Internet users can search form movies ... Read more...

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UK-India co-production treaty can help good films


December 5th, 2008 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian films being made to international standards could benefit from subsidies to the extent of at least Rs.16 million (nearly 220,000 pounds) and the profits can even go ... Read more...

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Crime gangs put PS30k bounty on sniffer dogs trained to find pirated DVDs!


December 4th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): A pair of pooches trained at finding pirated DVDs face a 30,000 pounds bounty on their heads put forward by crime gangs.The two sniffer dogs, Lucky and ... Read more...

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John Lennons biopic will illuminate much about the legendary genius


August 20th, 2008 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 20 (ANI): The biopic of late John Lennon will provide a deeply personal account of the former Beatle''s relationship with his mother and with his Aunt Mimi, who brought ... Read more...

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‘Harry Potter’, ‘Mr. Bean’ top world box office charts


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) British characters Harry Potter and Mr. Bean gave UK cinema the necessary fillip last year, with box office takings from British films topping Read more...

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Harry Potter helps British movies rake in PS1.65billion worldwide


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Harry Potter and The Order Of The Phoenix not only broke box office records but also helped other British movies gross a whooping 1.65billion pounds worldwide last ... Read more...

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PS35,500 grant for Lennon childhood film


July 19th, 2008 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): A film about late Beatles singer John Lennon has landed a lottery-funded development grant by the UK Film Council.Nowhere Boy, based on a book by Lennons half-sister ... Read more...

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Hindus urge UK film organisations to halt Hollywood movie “The Love Guru”


May 21st, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Hindu groups have contacted cinema or film related organizations in UK urging them not to distribute or screen upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru" till its presenter ... Read more...

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British Film Institute assures protesting Hindus not to release or screen “The Love Guru”


May 15th, 2008 - 11:55 am ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): The prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) has assured protesting Hindus that it will not screen or release the upcoming Hollywood movie "The Love Guru". Ilona Cheshire, BFI Press ... Read more...

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