Clerks, Reservoir Dogs, Roger and Me: It may be hard to tell what these films have in common -- but they all got their start at New York's Independent Feature Project Market.
The UK Film Council has awarded an extra £700,000 to boost P&A to promote access to arthouse cinema for film goers. The Prints and Advertising Fund aims to bring a broader range of films to audiences across the UK.
American filmmaker Kurt Burk has set up a production company with a completely novel way of raising capital to fund his film projects – one that may get around the problem of financing new work in a conservative film funding climate. One Brick Productions is selling off equity shares in Burk's films one brick at a time.
Disney is poised to invest in India's film industry. Walt Disney Company (India) already has a presence in the kid’s television segment through Disney Channel and Toon Disney in India, is now setting sights on Bollywood.
Chancellor Gordon Brown's announcement is good news for the British film industry and makes the UK an attractive place to make films according to John Woodward CEO of the UK Film Council. He said films will now be required to spend at least 25% of their budgets in the UK to qualify for tax relief - down from the proposed 40%.
The glossy, glamorous and prolific movie industry of India - biggest in the world outside of Hollywood - is after European and American mass audiences. - and not just audiences. Bollywood is also beginning to seek out western investment..
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