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Posts from September 2013

News Round-up... 20/09/2013

Posted Friday 20 September 2013 by Jon Spatz in News Round-up


The best things in life are-- oh, wait.

Serious News Headlines

  • Are you ready for your mind to be blown? Okay, here goes: 24% of total internet bandwidth is taken up by piracy. Sheesh.
  • With minds suitably blown, @BFI is splashing some cash: £3m allotted for ‘talent network’, which should help emerging filmmakers get their film-on.
  • You’re going to be hearing a lot more about this one: ‘Borrowed Time’, in a cool marketing coup, has become the first British film to Tugg. You may wonder what ‘to Tugg’ means? Well wonder no more.
  • Long awaited and greatly needed changes to VPF framework proposed by @BFI, changes that will hopefully benefit smaller distributors (note: "widest point release mechanism") and exhibitors (note: "complete transparency" over end of VPF terms).  Hurrah!



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News Round-up... 06/09/2013

Posted Friday 6 September 2013 by Jon Spatz in News Round-up

Taylor Lautner's torso. Phwoar.

Taylor's torso + big old trees = well jel

Serious News Headlines

  • BIG NEWS – The Competition Commission has published their preliminary findings into the @Picturehouses/@Cineworld merger and found that it will threaten competition in Aberdeen, Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge.  There is a petition here to help stop the enforced sales of the Picturehouses in these areas.

And talking of Cineworld...



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