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The veteran producer was 69
Deal includes all stages except for a number of TV studios
Amazon Studios set to back £5m development fund
Northern Irish studio secures first production
Luke W Moody, currently head of film at Britdoc, has been confirmed as the new director of film programming at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Channel 4’s first chief executive Jeremy Isaacs has warned against the privatisation of the broadcaster.
Interviewed in the Wardour Street offices of his company Sixteen Films on a damp June morning, Loach is still clearly delighted at having won his second Palme d’Or last month for I, Daniel Blake.
Studios in Hungary, including Mafilm, Origo and Korda, are enjoying brisk business since the government enhanced the already generous tax rebate to a competitive 25% of qualifying spend in late 2014.
Croatia’s enthusiasm and chameleon-like ability to look like other places are helping to woo international productions.
Austria has emerged as an attractive location in the last 12 months — and not just for film-makers looking for snow.
Russia has extraordinary potential as a location for international filmmakers but, as insiders acknowledge, this is a tough place to set up a production.
Poland is making up for lost time. For many years, the country has languished behind neighbouring Hungary and the Czech Republic when it comes to courting international film productions.
A new cash rebate is making the Netherlands an attractive location and partner for mid-sized international productions.
Medieval and modernist locations lie just an hour away from forests and mountains
Caves, castles, forests and port cities make Belgium very appealing
Spectacular geography and enticing towns all play their part
From Rio’s beaches to the Amazon rainforest, Brazil has everything to offer
Varied locations and hard-working local crews are putting Mexico on the map
UK chancellor George Osborne’s autumn statement has included a shift to ‘modernising’ the film tax credit, boosting the VFX sector and allocating £5m to the National Film & Television School’s digital village.
Outspoken Rashid Al Ballaa of N2V talks about smart long-term investments
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