I know this one’s been a long time coming, but @#!? is this a good news round-up! Serious News Headlines
@TimeOutLondon does well to give voice to those working in exhibition, casting an even-handed light over the furore that has surrounded the zero-hour contract revelations. Thoughts people?
@ScreenDaily reports on @BFIs Stats Yearbook, revealing an under-representation of women directors and writers in the UK film industry. With Andrea Arnold, Joanna Hogg, Lynne Ramsey and Clio Barnard leading the way, is this trend sure to change as more women are inspired to shoot; or is the industry inherently misogynistic?
@BBFC has released a study on the download habits of “kids”. No real surprises – kids break the law! but vital reading nonetheless.
Cinema as we know it is coming to an end, so begins this @Cineuropa article on the German Concorde Films announcement that they will cease producing 35mm prints, continuing the trend set by Hollywood. A brave new world? Interested in Australian cinema audience trends? No? Well, okay, but
this is an interesting article none-the-less on shifting audience demographics and I think it strikes a familiar note for UK audiences. Another non-UK based feature about alternative content (a.k.a Event Cinema:
@ECA100), with an insightful interview with Phil Grabsky, who has been producing this content for years.
@MEDIADesk_UKs annual investment report has been broken down and it makes for interesting reading in light of the organisations replacement by Creative Europe… … especially as it is has just been reported that a political agreement has been met for Creative Europe’s establishment.
What does it all mean!?
@ScreenDailys regular blogger, @IndieWendy, asks whether TV can save the indie film business? And she makes an interesting argument for that being the case.
@FL_FLAMIN has released its shortlist of artists nominated for The Jarman Award and it is STRONG.
@FilmAfrica has announced the appointment of Suzy Gillet as curator of Film Africa 2013. Thats what we call a smart decision. Following on from his multi-platform release of A Field in England,
Ben Wheatley confirms that he would repeat the process. Is this the solution to developing cinema audiences?
The Olympic Studios in Barnes is being converted in to a two-screen cinema. This can only be a good thing for London mthinks.
TECH NEWS ALERT! Deluxe Digital has chosen @HughesEurope for film distribution with high-speed digital content delivery. What does this all mean? I have no idea. Campaigns
Training / Opportunities / Submissions
Submissions for the 7th BFI Future Film Festival are now open and
The Good Green God is at stake! Its that time again folks!
@BAFTA have opened the floodgates for short filmmakers to enter their work for their flagship awards. Last year it was Lynne Ramsey, this year… Good Reads / Viewings