Week 6 2012 Film News Round-up


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the establishing shot film newsThis week on The Establishing Shot: The Establishing Shot's Top Films of 2011 - The Short List 2011, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man Sneak Peek into the Untold Story Event, The Woman in Black Review THIS FILM IS AS CREEPY AS HELL! New Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Bagger Demolition Clip,  Hammer announce The Quiet Ones as their next production after The Woman In Black,  See all the best bits of Chronicle and extra unused scenes that will be in the Chronicle sequel. UK Top 10 Films,  This weeks Film Releases: STAR WARS: EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (3D), BIG MIRACLE, CASABLANCA, GIRL MODEL, THE MUPPETS, THE VOW, THE WOMAN IN BLACK,  The Front Line ( Go-ji-jeon ), Evidence, Interview Antonio Campos, Director of Afterschool, The Top 10 gangster movies based on real events, In Conversation with George Lucas (Pt1) - STAR WARS Episode I : The Phantom Menace 3D, Remastered Titanic 3D Trailer (not in 3D), Columbus Circle,  ATTENDEES CONFIRMED FOR THE ORANGE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS, Jeremy Hackett Hosts Lunch In Honour Of John Hurt’s Bafta Award For Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema, Universal Pictures International Entertainment Acquires Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Marley’ For Uk & Scandinavia On Eve Of Berlinale World Premiere, Revolver are looking for Extras for their upcoming Feature Film ‘Spike Island’,  Bel Ami official quad poster released, Merlin Magic Comes to Midlands Comic Con, IMAX, Orange Offer Exclusive Early Screenings Of Walt Disney Studios' John Carter In IMAX 3D, Exclusive Media To Produce And Finance Can A Song Save Your Life? Mark Ruffalo And Scarlett Johansson To Star John Carney To Direct, FrightFest Glasgow announces guests and extra film screenings, Ex-Child Soldier's Charity Holds Online Auction to Fundraise for School in Home Town, First Light YouTube Digital Innovation Award, BFI Shorts 2012 Film-making Competition is now open, Getty Images’ Mishmash Music Video Remix 2012 Competition is now open, Sundance London Short Film Competition, Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival, The greatest Short film competition ever - Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge, The reed.co.uk Short Film Competition is back, Daniel Radcliffe and James Watkins introduce two screenings of  The Woman In Black, Valentine’s inspired classics showing at the Round Chapel, Hackney Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 Feb, 2012, The Vaults Cinema presents Hammer: classics and cutting edge. Wretch 32 ft. Example Unorthodox

This Week on The Establishing Shot:
I promised I would never turn into one of those lazy douches who uploads other people's images and takes kudos for it like I deserve some credit for uploading it - but this is to classic to pass up! After a long week that  Friday feeling. Thanks to Dave Melia for the heads up.


“Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.”

Oldboy (2003)

Courtesy of IF WE DON'T,REMEMBER ME.

This week we have a bumper edition of Establishing Shot news. So much so that it’s spilling out the edges. According to our Letterboxd account this week we saw; The absolutely terrifying The Woman In Black, Sir Peter Greenway’s marvellous and tragic The Pillow Book again, Michael Haneke’s sublime slice of twisted life Cache again and Flavio Frederico’s Boca or Boca do Lixo.


Boca charts the real life rise of 50s Brazilian gangster Hiroito Joanides de Moraes. He's not very pleasant. From the country that brought us intense and gritty cinema such as City of God and Elite Squad comes this thrilling film based on real-life events adapted from the autobiography of gangland boss Hiroito Joanides de Moraes.  Hiroito, was infamous as The King of Boca do Lixo (an area downtown São Paulo in the 1950’s notorious for its nightclubs, strip joints, prostitution, bars and drugs).

Following the violent murder of his father, in which he was stabbed over forty times with a razor, Hiroito was arrested and accused of the crime, but ultimately not charged.  However two months later, and aged just twenty-one, Hiroito bought two guns and moved to Boca do Lixo, fast becoming one of the most successful, dangerous and wanted criminals in Brazil.  Boca charts his journey through the violence, the girls, the guns and the drugs as Hiroito becomes one of the most feared and legendary gangsters in Brazil.

Apart from The Woman In Black the cinematic highlight of the week must have been going along to Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man Sneak Peek into the Untold Story Event. Which was pretty damn awesome! Seeing the The Amazing Spider-Man trailer up on the big screen  in glorious 3D it really took me by surprise and laid the foundations with so much good will that my expectations are running very high for the film. You can read more about the event and our thoughts below.



The Establishing Shot's Top Films of 2011 - The Short List 2011
We are a month into 2012 and a week away from the pre-eminent British film awards ceremony that will light up London on Sunday 12th February. I am of course talking about The Orange British Academy Film Awards, or rather The BAFTAs, the jewel in the crown of the UK film world that celebrates the best in film as recognised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

With that in mind we decided to get our own list of Top 10 Films up. So far our list has made some readers physically ill as well as upset one respected film-maker.

You can see it for yourself over here: The Establishing Shot's Top Films of 2011 - The Short List 2011 - http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/02/establishing-shots-top-films-of-2011.html


The Establishing Shot: Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man Sneak Peek into the Untold Story Event. 
We went along to Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man Sneak Peek into the Untold Story Event and got to see the new Amazing Spider-Man trailer in glorious big screen 3D, some 8 minutes of unseen Amazing Spider-Man footage and got to ask Rhys Ifans about his character The Lizard

To read more head over here: The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer, Footage & we ask Rhys Ifans will the Lizard be more Bronze Age or Ultimates Universe? And find out if the Lizard will have a snout - http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/02/we-see-amazing-spider-man-trailer.html


The Establishing Shot: The Woman in Black Review THIS FILM IS AS CREEPY AS HELL!
We got to see the much buzzed about The Woman in Black and had to change our underwear half way through the screening.

To read our review head over here: The Woman in Black Review THIS FILM IS AS CREEPY AS HELL! - http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/02/woman-in-black-review-this-film-is-as.html

The Establishing Shot: We want your questions! Want to ask Joss Whedon about his past or future work? The Cabin in the Woods? The Avengers? Oh! and we get a hi res The Cabin in the Woods poster
An astonishing opportunity has come up to ask Joss Whedon about his career and prolific works. This is the man behind fantasy favourites like: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alien: Resurrection, Toy Story, Astonishing X-Men: Gifted, Dollhouse, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Firefly and the upcoming The Cabin in the Woods and of course The Avengers.

We want your questions! With The Cabin in the Woods due in cinemas April 13, Lionsgate would like to hear what questions you have for Whedon and the best will answered in a video. Questions are not limited to any particular subject but use your common sense and hopefully we'll get to hear Joss Whedon's thoughts and insight behind making his shows.

To read more head over here: We want your questions! Want to ask Joss Whedon about his past or future work? The Cabin in the Woods? The Avengers? Oh! and we get a hi res The Cabin in the Woods poster - http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/02/we-want-your-questions-want-to-ask-joss.html


The Establishing Shot: New Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Bagger Demolition Clip
The UK team behind Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance sent over a brand spanking new clip from Spirit of Vengeance showing hot head in all out chaos mode.

To see it head over to New Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Bagger Demolition Clip - http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/02/new-ghost-rider-spirit-of-vengeance.html


The Establishing Shot: Hammer announce The Quiet Ones as their next production after The Woman In Black
We were supposed to interview Simon Oakes, Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media and President & CEO of Hammer yesterday - unfortunately we missed the opportunity otherwise we would have undoubtedly broken this story yesterday…

To read more head over to: Hammer announce The Quiet Ones as their next production after The Woman In Black - http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/02/hammer-announce-quiet-ones-as-their.html


The Establishing Shot: See all the best bits of Chronicle and extra unused scenes that will be in the Chronicle sequel.
A bit of a cheeky post but no less than Chronicle itself.

To read more head over to:  See all the best bits of Chronicle and extra unused scenes that will be in the Chronicle sequel. - http://www.theestablishingshot.com/2012/02/see-all-best-bits-of-chronicle-and.html

The Establishing Shot: UK Top 10 Films Friday 3 - Sunday 5 Feb, 2012  courtesy of Digital Cinema Media

1. Chronicle
2. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island 3D
3. The Descendants
4. War Horse
5. Jack And Jill
6. Man On A Ledge
7. The Grey
8. A Monster In Paris 3D
9. The Artist
10. Carnage

The Establishing Shot: This weeks Film Releases

STAR WARS: EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (3D)
The film follows the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi, who escort and protect Queen Amidala in travelling from the planet Naboo to the planet Coruscant in the hope of finding a peaceful end to a large-scale interplanetary trade dispute. The film also features a young Anakin Skywalker before he became a Jedi, introduced as a young slave boy who seems to be unusually strong with nascent powers of The Force, and must contend with the mysterious return of the Sith.

BIG MIRACLE
Big Miracle tells the amazing tale of a small town news reporter (John Krasinski) and an animal-loving volunteer (Drew Barrymore) who are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of majestic gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.

CASABLANCA
World War II Morocco - a viper's nest of corrupt French police, spies, fleeing émigrés, gamblers and drinkers, it's the perfect place for weary American expatriate nightclub owner Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) to hide out. Rick's Cafe is the gathering place for the good, the bad and the ugly, but he doesn't care, as long as they spend their money. One day, out of all the bars in all the world, Rick's long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) walks in with her resistance leader husband, Victor (Paul Henreid), Rick is pulled into both a love triangle and a web of political intrigue. Ilsa and Victor need to escape from Casablanca, and Rick may be the only one who can help them...

GIRL MODEL
Girl Model is a lyrical exploration of a world defined by glass surfaces and camera lenses, reflecting back differing versions of reality to the young women caught in their scope. As we enter further into this world, it more and more resembles a hall of mirrors, where appearances can't be trusted, perception become distorted, and there is no clear way out. Will Nadya, and the other girls like her, be able to find anyone to help them navigate this maze, or will they follow a path like Ashley's, having learned the tricks of the labyrinth but unable to escape its lure?

THE MUPPETS
The world's biggest Muppet fan, Walter, discovers a wicked plan to destroy the Muppet Theatre. Underneath the Muppets' old stomping ground is a recently discovered oil field. To save the theatre, they need to raise $10 million. Walter, along with Gary and Mary, help Kermit to reunite the Muppets who are scattered around the world. Miss Piggy is the Plus-Size fashion editor for Vogue in Paris, Fozzie is in Reno with his tribute band 'The Moopets', Gonzo runs a plumbing empire and Animal is in therapy for anger management in a clinic in Santa Barbara. Together, the Muppets plan The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever.

THE VOW
A newlywed couple recovers from a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. Waking up with severe memory loss, her husband endeavors to win her heart again.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Based on the classic ghost story, THE WOMAN IN BLACK tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House. Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town's tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances. When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror.

More UK Film release dates can be found over at the FDA website: http://www.launchingfilms.com/release-schedule

The Establishing Shot: In the mail - The Front Line ( Go-ji-jeon )
In the final decisive battles of The Korean War, the battle-worn armies of North and South Korea face a brutal deadlock on the rugged Aerok Hills. Fears of treachery and collusion with enemy forces trigger an investigation into the men of the South Korean Alligator Company.

A veteran intelligence officer accepts the assignment and discovers mysterious and tragic occurrences surrounding a former comrade he had long thought dead. In the epic battle for survival that follows, the two men become locked in a deadly battle of wills. One will sacrifice his humanity for the sake of his ‘brothers’; the other will discover compassion in the agonies of war. Ultimately, both will be forced to fight side-by-side, so their loved ones can enjoy freedom for just one more day…

Video: The Front Line Official Cine Asia Trailer


Experience breath-taking action sequences and heart-wrenching performances in this critically acclaimed Korean box-office smash-hit.

The Front Line - Available on DVD & Blu Ray 27th February 2012

The Front Line (Go-ji-jeon)
A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south.

Director: Hun Jang
Writer: Sang-yeon Park
Stars: Ha-kyun Shin, Soo Go and Seung-su Ryu

The Establishing Shot: Interview of the Week - Antonio Campos, Director of Afterschool

We loved Afterschool a fresh and cutting look at teens. It it a cut above the usual.We were fortunate to get hold of this interview with Director Antonio Campo which is insightful and humorous.


1. What was your inspiration for making the film?

In my last year of high school, 9/11 happened in our first week back. That day my best friend's father died in one of the towers, and at the end of that year, after we all graduated, another close friend of mine died in a freak accident in Amsterdam. It was a strange time, and the bookending of that with these two events was quite confusing. I felt very connected and disconnected at the same time, and all the ideas I had had for films I wanted to make seemed somewhat trivial at the time. Then I had this idea about a boy who witnesses the death of two girls by drug overdose--girls he had never spoken to and only knew from passing in the hallway or through gossip. How does he deal with it versus everyone around him? For me, the idea being how does he deal with it feeling so close but at the same time disconnected from the death.

2. Are the internet clips shown at the beginning of your film real and why did you choose them? Did nastycumholes.com ever really exist?
Some of them are real and some of them were staged by us. I wanted to give a pretty broad spectrum of what you see on Youtube or Youtube kind of sites, in no particular order, almost in the way that you could potentially consume them online. So if you haven't seen that particular clip of THAT baby, you most likely have seen something like it.

Unfortunately, I wanted to have a clip from a TV show somewhere, but this would have been impossible to get clearance for or to recreate. Nastycumholes.com doesn't exist. We had to come up with a porn website that didn't exist, which if you ever try to do, you will realize is nearly impossible. Almost every filthy combination of words has been taken. My art director who was designing the site and I kept throwing ideas around, and one of our young actors came in and started throwing some pretty awful, disgusting names around. But he landed on  "nastycumorifices" which wasn't quite right but close. So we replaced orifices with holes and we had it. Apparently, it was only the dirty mind of a teenager that could come up with something so offensive that no adult could come up with!

3. Is Afterschool a positive or negative portrayal of the YouTube generation? Has the internet made people in general better or worse?
It's really the portrayal of one boy who happens to be part of this generation. And it isn't necessarily a positive or negative portrayal in my mind, really just a portrayal; whether it's good or not, it's up to the audience to decide. I think the internet, like any technology, comes with its positive and its negatives, but the fact is that technology for as much as we try to use it to bring people together, ultimately works in doing the opposite somehow.

4. How difficult was it to get such a natural performance from the young cast?
It wasn't difficult. As a director, you just need to listen and treat your young actors with as much seriousness and respect as your older actors. Their opinions on things are just as valid. The kids also spent a lot of time getting to know one another before and during the shoot,and that comfort and chemistry carried over into the film.

5. If you could go back in time to make films, what decade would you choose and why?
Sometimes I think I would like to go back and be making films in the 70s when there was a real freedom in the studio system and American mainstream cinema was really daring. Other times, I'd like to go back to the 40s or 50s in Hollywood where the studio system was really strong and you had all these wonderful craftsmen from the crew to actors all on the same lot, constantly making movies. Obviously, there were huge restrictions but at the same time, it just made filmmakers work harder and be more creative to be subversive in their work. At the end of the day, I wasn't there, and there must be some reason that I was born when I was to be making movies now.

6. What¹s the craziest experience you¹ve had so far promoting this film?
We had been asked last minute to show Afterschool at a private club's screening series. In the back and forth with the coordinator, we realized that this screening wasn't being held at the club but at a much bigger theatre in Times Square. Unfortunately, I was in a festival in Nashville but my producer Sean Durkin and actors Ezra Miller (We Need to Talk About Kevin) and Jeremy Allen White went to the Q&A. First, my actors were greeted by a big bouncer outside the theatre who upon discovering they were the stars of the film, said, "You know, if you need any protection, I've got your back. For now, maybe you should get back stage quickly since the movie's getting out soon." Confused, they asked "Why?" "Well this is a screening series for senior citizens. They came here tonight thinking they were going to see The Soloist (with Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey, Jr.). No one told them that was cancelled and that they were screening your film. Once the film started, people started screaming, 'This isn't The Soloist! Where's Jamie Foxx? Where's Robert Jr.?!' And people started leaving in groups, complaining to management. I haven't seen your film, but people are pissed."

They go backstage, and eventually Sean arrives and hears the story. The critic who is moderating the event--a local NYC TV critic-- gets backstage, completely flustered and annoyed. "Who's the director? Who directed this?!?" Sean tells him why I'm not there. "Oh! Great! The director doesn't even show up. You know, I had no idea they were showing this tonight. I'm not taking responsibility for this." He introduces Sean, Ez, and Jeremy to the stunned audience of elderly people (of which there are still two to three hundred) and right away says "I'm not going to say anything, except to let you know I had nothing to do with this screening choice. I thought we were gonna see The Soloist." Still very flustered, "I guess I'll just ask one question and then open it up. Why would you want to make this film?"  They all give their answers, unwavering about why everyone involved was excited about the film. Well, the critic just didn't have anything else to say, and the angry audience was unleashed on them. "This was the worst movie I've ever seen. Why couldn't you have made a nice movie like The Soloist? What was the point of that?! Why would they show a movie about these crazy kids to people our age?!?" So they answer all the questions they can, politely. Apparently, they were very excited about such a heated response, as I would have been too.

But then the tide turned. Someone stood up and very loudly said "All of you who booed this film or who left the theatre should be ashamed of yourselves! We're not just a bunch of senile senior citizens who need to be shown nice pictures every week. This is the most important film we've ever been shown at this series. This film is about the world that our grandchildren are living in and we should be seeing more films like this!" At this point, half of the remaining audience gave a loud applause. The critic who began with nothing nice to say, kind of slumped back into his seat, and said "Well, yeah, I guess that is true. This film portrays a world we haven't seen much in films." The discussion went on for so long after this, between the people from the film and even between audience members that the critic said that he had to leave and that everyone could stay if they wanted to but most of his Q&As don't last this long and he had to get home to his kids. So he left, and Sean, Ezra, and Jeremy stayed with the audience for another half-an-hour discussing the film with the audience of passionate senior citizens. By far the best post screening discussion.

7. What web site could you not live without?
I'm sure I could live without any of them if I had to. I would say IMDb or Youtube, but 10 years ago I didn't have any of them and I was fine.

8. What advice do you have for young filmmakers trying to make their first feature?
Do something personal and do something for as small of a budget as possible, since the smaller the budget the smaller the risk for the investors and the bigger the freedom you'll have to take risks. In general, I think young filmmakers should experiment as much as possible with their short films. You'll quickly realize what you like and what you don't like, what you're interested in pursuing and what bores you.
And by the time you get to your first feature, your voice as filmmaker will be a lot clearer and louder.

Afterschool is out on DVD on  13 February 2012

The Establishing Shot: Feature of the Week - The Top 10 gangster movies based on real events.
To celebrate the release of the award-winning Brazilian gangster flick Boca, which is out this Monday 14 February on Blu-ray and DVD, Marc Foley-Comer takes a look at the Top10 gangster movies based on real events.  And I have to say this is a pretty good list.

GoodFellas
This film adaptation of the 1986 non-fiction book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese, follows the rise and fall of Lucchese crime family associates Henry Hill and his friends over a period from 1955 to 1980. The Lucchese crime family was at the height of its reign in 1978 after the famous Lufthansa heist. The character of Jimmy Conway was based on real-life mobster Jimmy Burke who was still alive when the film was released in 1990. He would have been eligible for parole in 2004, but he died of lung cancer in 1996, while still in prison.

Casino
 Greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two mobster best friends and a trophy wife over a gambling empire. Set in Las Vegas, Martin Scorsese shows the glamorous and cruel faces of the city as the details of the mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970’s and 80’s are revealed. Robert De Niro’s character, Ace, a smooth operator of the Tangiers casino, is based on the life of Frank ‘Left’ Rosenthal. While the movie begins by stating it is based upon a true story, it never names the actual casino involved. The Tangiers casino is fictional. The story is actually based upon the history of the Stardust casino, a fact well documented in the Vegas history books. Martin Scorsese discreetly documents this fact via the soundtrack, in which the song "Stardust" is heard three different times. An instrumental version plays during Ace and Ginger's wedding and a vocal version is heard during the scene where Remo asks Marino if Nicky and Ginger are having sex and also during the very end of the final credits.

American Gangster
 In the 1960’s and 70’s, Frank Lucas was the king of drug trafficking in Manhattan. Denzel Washington portrays the infamous drug lord in the Ridley Scott directed film. Frank Lucas followed in the footsteps of his mentor Bumpy Johnson and established himself as the number one importer of heroin in the Harlem district of Manhattan by purchasing the substance directly from the source in South East Asia. He accomplished this by using U.S. military planes returning from the Vietnam War to ship the drugs into the country and selling them for a lower price than his competitors.

Public Enemies
The newly formed FBI tries to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. Johnny Depp plays John Dillinger who spent a majority of his life robbing banks and running from the law. As a result of all of the increased crime in Chicago, J. Edgar Hoover assigned agent Melvin Purvis, played by Christian Bale, the task of tracking down and bringing in John Dillinger and his gang of historical crime figures.

Boca
A thrilling film based on real-life events adapted from the autobiography of gangland boss Hiroito Joanides de Moraes. Hiroito was infamous as The King of Boca do Lixo (an area in downtown Sao Paula that was notorious for its nightclubs, strip joints, prostitution and drugs in the 1950’s). Boca charts his journey through violence, women and drugs on the way to becoming one of the most successful and dangerous criminals in Brazil.

The Departed
Set in Boston, two men lead undercover lives on opposite sides of the law. One is a mole in the Massachusetts State Police and the other is an informant in Francis “Frank” Costello’s gang in the Irish mafia. Betrayal and bloodshed set in when discoveries over real identities are made and each man tries to find a way to reveal the other before his own cover is blown. Frank Costello is based on organized crime figure James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr., not the famous Italian mobster from New York who is also named Frank Costello.

A Bronx Tale
 With no son of his own, gangster Sonny, the big man in the Bronx neighbourhood, takes a young Italian boy named Calogero under his wing. However his father, a bus driver named Lorenzo, disapproves of the mentorship. The boy’s journey into a young man is a battle between the advice that Sonny gives him and his personal beliefs. A tragedy in the neighbourhood hits close to home and makes Calogero learn the most important lesson of his life. Chazz Palminetri wrote and starred in A Bronx Tale, which he partially based on his own childhood experiences in New York City.

City of God
If you run, the beast catches you and if you stay, the beast eats you- welcome to the City of God. In Cidade de Deus, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, organized crime is a normal part of daily life. For best friends Li’l Ze and Bene, the road to success is very different. Li’l Ze becomes a drug dealer and engages in a war with a criminal known as Kockout Ned. Bene finds a way out of the turmoil and goes on to become a photographer. Writer Paul Lins’ 1997 novel of the same name is based on his experiences growing up in Brazil and serves as inspiration for the film’s plot.

The Untouchables
Federal agent Elliot Ness assembles a personal team, nicknamed The Untouchables, of mob fighters to bring Chicago crime boss Al Capone to justice using unconventional means during the mob wars of the 1920s. Ness’ efforts to bring Capone to justice during the prohibition era in Chicago have long been a popular topic and the film gives an insider perspective to some of the tactics that were applied. Capone brutally kills two of his most feared hit men, Albert Anselmi and John Scalise, during a party scene in the film, replicating how they actually died in real life.

Bonnie and Clyde
Who says crime can’t be romantic? A notorious couple, known for their robberies and criminal acts, travel through the central region of the United States during the Great Depression. Their antics make newspaper headlines as a small-town girl and inexperienced bank robber leave their hometown and embark on a spree of crimes while somehow managing to fall in love. Like most couples, they may have many differences, but being passionate and adventures are not among them.

Boca is available on DVD and Blu-ray™ from 13th February 2012




The Establishing Shot: Featurette of the week – In Conversation with George Lucas (Pt1) - STAR WARS Episode I : The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode I : The Phantom Menace 3D is out in cinemas this week. To commemorate the return Jar Jar Binks we bring you George Lucas in conversation Part 1. Part 2 can be found in the related videos as well as a 3D conversion Featurette.

Video: The In Conversation with George Lucas (Pt1) - Star Wars Episode I : The Phantom Menace 3D



The Establishing Shot: Trailer of the Week - The Establishing Shot: Remastered Titanic 3D Trailer (not in 3D)
I’ll be taking my lady to a special screening of Titanic 3D next week for Valentine’s Day. Full of pre-conceived notions I have no doubt we’ll both be touched as we relive the incredible adventure of Jack and Rose all over again as we have never seen it before. To commemorate this here is the remastered trailer for James Cameron’s Titanic 3D.

Video: The Establishing Shot: Remastered Titanic 3D Trailer (not in 3D)

The Establishing Shot: Independent Spotlight - Columbus Circle
Locked away from the public eye for almost 20 years, an attractive and reclusive heiress suddenly finds her safe and secure existence threatened when a glamorous couple move in next door...

On her 18th birthday, Abigail Clayton (Selma Blair) received a staggering inheritance from her late father and promptly sealed herself away from the world in her massive Manhattan loft apartment. Nearly two decades later, the only people Abigail interacts with are Klandermann the concierge, and Dr Raymond Fontaine a trusted family friend.

When the death of her elderly neighbour prompts Detective Frank Giardello to launch an investigation, Abigail finds her carefully constructed and isolated world begins to fall apart – even more so when a new couple, Charlie and Lillian move in to the empty apartment next door causing Abigail to confront her troubled past. But the moment she opens her front door, the true nightmare begins...

Video: The Establishing Shot: Columbus Circle Teaser Trailer

Columbus Circle stars Selma Blair – Hellboy, Kevin Pollak – The Usual Suspects, Beau Bridges – Max Payne, Giovanni Ribisi – Avatar,  Jason Lee – Vanilla Sky and Amy Smart – Crank.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray™ from 5th March 2012



The Establishing Shot: Film News
ATTENDEES CONFIRMED FOR THE ORANGE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS
The Orange British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday 12 February at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.

Hosted by Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One at 9.00pm that evening. For the fifth year, a special red carpet show will be broadcast on BBC Three at 7.30pm, hosted by Edith Bowman.

Nominees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Adam Deacon, Bérénice Bejo, Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, Eddie Redmayne, Gary Oldman, George Clooney, Jean Dujardin, Jessica Chastain, Jim Broadbent, Jonah Hill, Dame Judi Dench, Kenneth Branagh, Kristen Wiig, Lynne Ramsay, Meryl Streep, Michael Fassbender, Michel Hazanavicius, Michelle Williams, Octavia Spencer, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swindon, Tom Hiddleston, Tomas Alfredson and Viola Davis.

Martin Scorsese, recipient of the BAFTA Fellowship, and John Hurt, recipient of the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, will also be in attendance.

Presenters and other attendees confirmed to date include (in alphabetical order): Anil Kapoor, Bérénice Marlohe, Billy Bob Thornton, Chris O'Dowd, Christina Hendricks, Christina Ricci, Colin Firth, Cuba Gooding Jr, Daniel Radcliffe, Gillian Anderson, Hayley Atwell, Helena Bonham Carter, Henry Cavill, Holliday Grainger, Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, Jon Hamm, Naomie Harris, Noomi Rapace, Paul Bettany and Penélope Cruz. Presenting an Award together at the ceremony will be Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

JEREMY HACKETT HOSTS LUNCH IN HONOUR OF JOHN HURT’S BAFTA AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA
Hackett was delighted today to host a lunch at The Savoy Hotel in London to celebrate John Hurt as he prepares to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday.

Hackett is the official menswear stylist of the Film Awards and dressed Hurt for the occasion in a Hackett Mayfair Checked Shirt, Country Tweed Jacket and Purple Corduroy Trousers.  The Savoy is the official hotel of the Film Awards and hosted the lunch in their Princess Ida & Patience Room.

Jeremy Hackett attended the event and was joined by BAFTA Officers Tim Corrie (Chairman), Nik Powell (Chair of the Film Committee), Pippa Harris (Deputy Chair of the Film Committee) and Amanda Berry OBE (Chief Executive).  Hackett and Hurt were also joined by some of the most influential names in the British Film Industry including Michael Caton-Jones, Terry Gilliam, Stephen Frears, Amanda Nevill, Sir Alan Parker, Richard Kwietniowski, Michael Colgan and Don and Hilly Boyd.

The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, introduced in 1978, is presented annually in honour of Michael Balcon. Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films and Lewis Gilbert. Last year’s recipient was the Harry Potter series of films.

The Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry will be on BBC1 from 9:00pm on Sunday 12th February.  The Orange British Academy Film Awards Red Carpet show will be hosted by Edith Bowman on BBC3 from 7:30pm.  Exclusive video content will be hosted by Zoe Ball and can be viewed at www.bafta.org/film/awards

UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES KEVIN MACDONALD’S ‘MARLEY’ FOR UK & SCANDINAVIA ON EVE OF BERLINALE WORLD PREMIERE
Shangri-La Entertainment and Tuff Gong Pictures Produced Documentary Also Picked Up In Spain And Italy To Complete Europe Wide Distribution.   The Shangri-La Entertainment/Tuff Gong Pictures produced Bob Marley documentary, MARLEY, has been acquired by Universal Pictures International Entertainment for all rights within the UK & Scandinavia.  Additional acquisitions have been secured by Lucky Red for Italy and by Avalon Distribution for Spain. Directed by Academy Award® and BAFTA® winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald, the film is scheduled for theatrical release in North America and the UK on April 20th 2012, then will release worldwide throughout the summer to coincide with the 50th anniversary year of Jamaican Independence.  Kevin Macdonald, Rohan Marley and long-time collaborator of Bob Marley, Neville Garrick, will be in Berlin to present the film on February 12th.

International sales agent, Fortissimo Films, also completed sales for South Africa (Nu Metro), Portugal (Lusomundo / Film & TV House), Germany & Austria (Studio Canal Germany), Poland (Best Film), France (Wild Side Films), Latin America (HBO Latin America Pan Regional Pay TV), Australia & New Zealand (Roadshow Films PTY Ltd), Benelux (E1), Middle East (Front Row) and Switzerland (Elite Film A.G.).

Shangri-La Entertainment and Tuff Gong Pictures have produced, in association with Cowboy Films, this definitive film about one of the most loved international icons of the 20th Century.  His music and message of love and redemption are known throughout the world and his story has finally been brought to life in this definitive work by the acclaimed talent of Kevin Macdonald. Filming took place as far afield as Ghana, Japan and the UK, in addition to Bob’s beloved Jamaica and the States – the film marks the first time his family has authorized the use of their own private archives.

Macdonald, director of two of the most acclaimed documentaries of recent years, ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER and TOUCHING THE VOID, directs the ultimate, authorized documentary film on the life, legacy and global impact of a true legend - one of the most influential singers, songwriters, musicians and activists in history.  Only a handful of musicians have ever achieved such an impact as Bob Marley – and though Marley’s life was far too short, he stands among history’s most iconic personalities.

The deal was brokered by managing director of international sales agent Fortissimo Films Nelleke Driessen.

On announcing the deal Driessen said, “Bob Marley is one of a very few true international icons. His image, music and messages of love and peace have crossed borders, boundaries and cultures and are as relevant in the world today as ever.  We are extremely happy that the team at Universal share our passion for the subject matter and see the potential for this landmark project.  There is no better company to bring this film to audiences across the UK and Scandinavia where Bob remains so popular.”

Directors of Photography include Alwin Kuchler (ONE DAY IN SEPTEMBER and SUNSHINE) and Mike Eley (TOUCHING THE VOID). The editor is Dan Glendenning.

Kevin Macdonald’s recent projects include the multi-million dollar Focus Features production, THE EAGLE, starring Donald Sutherland, Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell which hit US theatres in February and his well-received documentary, LIFE IN A DAY, which screened at last year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Shangri-La Entertainment has produced films which include THE POLAR EXPRESS, SHINE A LIGHT, BEOWULF, LOOKING FOR COMEDY IN THE MUSLIM WORLD, FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, HEART OF GOLD and CSNY:DÉJÀ VU and has also co-produced the Jerry lee Lewis CDs, “Mean Old Man (2010) and “Last Man Standing” (2006).  In addition to Shangri-La Entertainment, Shangri-La Industries includes a sister company Shangri-La Construction which is a sustainable green construction business focused on LEED-Certified commercial properties.

Tuff Gong Pictures first gained fame for producing reggae videos for artists such as Burning Spear, Michael Rose, Heartbeat Records, Bounty Killer and Barrington Levy.  In 2001, Tuff Gong Pictures released the Stephanie Black-helmed LIFE AND DEBT, a documentary which addressed the impact of international monetary policies on developing countries such as Jamaica. In 2005, Tuff Gong Pictures released their second thought provoking documentary also by directed by Stephanie Black, AFRICA UNITE, which is described as a concert tribute, Marley Family travelogue and humanitarian documentary all in one.

Cowboy Films produced Kevin MacDonald’s THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND, which won an Oscar for Best Actor and a BAFTA for Best British Film.

Revolver are looking for Extras for their upcoming Feature Film ‘Spike Island’.
We are looking for people of all ages (over 16) / shapes / sizes to be part of the upcoming Feature Film ‘Spike Island’.

Spike Island is acoming of age drama set in Manchester in May 1990. School is nearly out for summer (and forever) for our lads - five Stone Roses fans from Manchester.

Nothing will stop our boys from seeing their heroes on stage. This is the story of their journey to Widnes and the 72 hours across which their friendships are tested and their future is shaped -together or apart.

A nostalgic snapshot of Britain in the early 1990's this is a fictional story set against a real event - The Stone Roses legendary SPIKE ISLAND gig of May 27th 1990.

We are filming all over the North West from Greater Manchester to Liverpool.

If you would like to be considered as an extra please email the below email address for an application form.spikeislandextras@gmail.com

When you submit the application form you will also be required to submit the following non-professional, up to date photographs:  1 x Close-up head shot, 1 x Close-up head profile shot and 1 x Full-length body shot.

Bel Ami official quad poster released
Bel Ami, a thrilling new period drama starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci will grace UK cinema screens on March 9th and Studiocanal are now proud to present the first official artwork for the film!

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Bel Ami Poster (Click To Enlarge)

Based on the novel by Guy de Maupassant, BEL AMI (March 9) chronicles the rise of penniless ex-soldier Georges Duroy (Robert Pattinson, THE TWILIGHT SAGA, REMEMBER ME) through the echelons of the 1890s Parisian elite and is a tale of ambition, power and seduction. Also starring Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci and Colm Meaney.  BEL AMI is a timeless epic with a modern twist. A Dangerous Liaisons for a new generation.

For more info head over to the Bl Ami Facebook page over here:  http://www.facebook.com/BelAmiUK.

Merlin Magic Comes to Midlands Comic Con
A Day of Knights: Merlin Magic Comes to Midlands Comic Con. Two of the boldest Knights of the Round Table will be charging into Telford next week as Merlin stars Adetomiwa Edun and Tom Hopper are confirmed as special guests at the annual MCM Midlands Comic Con.

Adetomiwa Edun, who plays Gwen’s brother Sir Elyan, and Tom Hopper, who plays gentle giant Sir Percival, will both be taking part in an on-stage Q&A at the 18 February show as well as signing autographs for fans.

Based on the legends of King Arthur and the wizard Merlin, hit BBC fantasy series Merlin is now on its fourth season, with filming for a 13-episode fifth series due to get underway in March.

For more Midland Comic Con information, see www.midlandsmcmexpo.com

IMAX, ORANGE OFFER EXCLUSIVE EARLY SCREENINGS OF WALT DISNEY STUDIOS' JOHN CARTER IN IMAX 3D
Joint Promotion Offers Orange UK Customers Tickets for Exclusive Early Screenings At Select ODEON IMAX Locations Eight Days Before Film’s Release

IMAX has today announced a promotion in partnership with Orange to offer Orange Wednesday customers the chance to attend one of seven exclusive screenings of John Carter, Disney’s action-adventure film, on March 1, eight days before the film’s wide release on March 9, and on the same day as the UK premiere.

These 'premiere-style' screenings will take place at selected Odeon IMAX cinemas across the country, giving local cinema goers the chance to see the film early and in IMAX 3D, the most immersive movie watching experience.  Winners will be awarded two tickets to preview Disney’s highly anticipated film, and will also receive complimentary concessions and be treated to a special filmed introduction by star Taylor Kitsch.

 The promotion celebrates Orange’s 15th year of partnering with the BAFTA awards and both IMAX and Orange's commitment to offering one-of-a-kind movie experiences

IMAX 3D - The crystal-clear images coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie

The cinema locations include: ODEON Swiss Cottage IMAX (London), ODEON Braehead IMAX (Glasgow), ODEON Manchester IMAX, ODEON Southampton IMAX, ODEON Norwich IMAX, ODEON Cardiff IMAX and the ODEON Metrocentre IMAX (Gateshead).

EXCLUSIVE MEDIA TO PRODUCE AND FINANCE CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE?
MARK RUFFALO AND SCARLETT JOHANSSON TO STAR JOHN CARNEY TO DIRECT
 Academy Award Nominee Mark Ruffalo (upcoming THE AVENGERS, THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, ZODIAC) and Scarlett Johansson (upcoming THE AVENGERS, IRON MAN 2, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA) are set to star in CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? written and to be directed by John Carney (ONCE), it was announced today by Exclusive Media Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East.

Exclusive Media will produce and finance the feel good romance. Seduced by dreams of making it in the big city, Gretta (Johansson) and her long-time boyfriend move to New York to pursue their passion for music. She’s heartbroken when he dumps her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, leaving Gretta all on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when a down-on-his-luck record producer (Ruffalo) stumbles upon her singing in a local bar and is immediately captivated by her raw talent and inspiring authenticity - they may be each other’s last chance to turn their lives around.  Somewhere between friendship and their love of music, the two strangers strike a chord that captures the hearts of everyone around them, proving that every great story has its own soundtrack.

Likely Story's Anthony Bregman (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND, OUR IDIOT BROTHER, Sundance hit LAY THE FAVORITE) is attached to produce the film with Judd Apatow (BRIDESMAIDS, KNOCKED UP, SUPERBAD) attached as Executive Producer of the Exclusive Media production.

Exclusive Media’s Head of Production, Tobin Armbrust, will oversee production on the film, which will begin shooting in June 2012. Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution, will handle international sales and will unveil the film at the upcoming European Film Market.

“This is a beautiful and soulful story which we are honored to help John bring to life” said Tobin Armbrust.

FrightFest Glasgow announces guests and extra film screenings
This FrightFest, not only do we have more choice chiller movies than before, they have more celebrity visitors than ever. We know it’s important to our audience that they meet the talent behind the terror and it’s that respectful interaction that makes FrightFest special within the fan community. So we have ensured there will be a constant stream of horror personalities for you all to talk to, exchange views with and discuss the state of the genre. Not sure at this stage if anyone will drop their trousers again like last year’s brilliant Jason Eisener, but who knows what might happen!

In no particular order because we love them all, welcome CRAWL director Paul China and his producer brother Ben who are travelling from Australia to share the excitement their superbly slow-burning thriller is currently generating across the globe.

Another set of brothers will be arriving from Rome to present L’ARRIVO DI WANG/THE ARRIVAL OF WANG. Antonio and Marco Manetti, collectively known as the Manetti Bros., have become a major force in Italian fantasy over the past few years with such movies as ZORA THE VAMPIRE and THE 17th FLOOR. Their wonderful slice of playful sci-fi will reveal in no uncertain terms why they have been asked to direct the remake of STAGE FRIGHT and a sequel to TORSO.

From Los Angeles comes Padraig Reynolds, director of the shocker fantasy RITES OF SPRING. He will be talking about rising horror star A J Bowen and why he’s thanked on Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL.

One of the most eagerly anticipated movies in the Film4 FrightFest Glasgow line-up is THE RAID. This action film to end all action films is virtually guaranteed to blow the roof off the Glasgow Film Theatre with its ramped up sequences of super-exhilaration and has already been snapped up for a major Hollywood remake. So we are thrilled to welcome Welshman director Gareth Evans to Scotland, via his home in Indonesia, to discuss all things Glock and roll and star Iko Uwais. Only in the UK for a very short time, we are delighted Evans wants to be with us in Glasgow for the UK premiere of his stunning adrenaline pumper.

Another key Italian figurehead is travelling from Rome to join us on the GFT stage. SHADOW man Federico Zampaglione, the Italian Rob Zombie, is bringing over the opening sequence of his new giallo horror TULPA to show in public for the very first time. This is a world premiere from the lead singer of the Italian rock band Tiromancino you will not want to miss.

That goes double for the entire Film4 FrightFest Glasgow event that hosts eleven brand new must-see genre titles from Friday 24th to Saturday 25th of February 2012. And who knows what other little surprises we may have up our sleeves.

FRIGHTFEST EXTRA. We are pleased to premiere three brand new restorations of Hammer classics: DRACULA PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THE REPTILE and THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES plus a screening of 2011 All-Nighter favorite LIVID at special FILM4 FrightFest Extra events.

Full details of the FrightFest Extra films and screening times can be found over on the FrightFest website here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/Films/2012glasgow/frightfestglasgi.html

Ex-Child Soldier's Charity Holds Online Auction to Fundraise for School in Home Town
Gua Africa, the charity founded by South Sudanese former child soldier and activist Emmanuel Jal, is holding a very special auction on eBay during 10th-19th February 2012.  The auction will include once in a lifetime experiences with TV & music personalities such as Gabby Logan as well as VIP tickets to television shows such as A League of Their Own, Something for the Weekend and The Wright Stuff.

One of the most exciting lots is a round of golf with TV personality Gabby Logan and her Scottish international rugby star Kenny.  Below Gabby explains why she is supporting this cause:
“I am very excited about this auction and hope it will raise a lot of money for Gua Africa’s fantastic school building project.  I really believe that education is the key to helping the world’s most disadvantaged children have the start in life they deserve.”

Gua Africa is a charity that works with individuals and communities to help them overcome the effects of war and poverty through education.  Gua’s founder Emmanuel Jal was born in Southern Sudan and spent the early years of his childhood in the midst of its long running civil war.  At the age of 7 after the death of his mother, he was recruited as a child soldier for the South Sudanese Rebel army (SPLA).  Amazingly, he survived front line action and eventually managed to escape with 300 other "lost boys", enduring a 3 month trek on foot without any supplies to reach safety.  One of only a handful to survive the journey, Emmanuel was rescued by Emma McCune, a British Aid Worker, who smuggled him to freedom in Kenya and enrolled him in school for the first time.

Gradually Emmanuel began to find healing through his music.  Fifteen years later Emmanuel is now a world renowned recording artist and activist.  In 2008 he performed at the 90th birthday concert for Nelson Mandela and in 2009 he spoke at the TED Global Conference in Oxford.  He is the subject of the documentary film, War Child.  Throughout all this, Emmanuel has campaigned tirelessly against the employment of child soldiers and the illegal trade of arms, including speaking at the United Nations General Assembly.

His overriding passion remains his work with Gua Africa which he set up with the ambition to support young people in the refugee camps of Northern Kenya and the young children remaining in South Sudan.  This auction is going to raise money for Gua Africa’s Emma Academy Project - a Secondary School to be built in the town of Leer, where the body of Emma McCune is laid to rest.  This project is Emmanuel’s way of remembering Emma and honouring her legacy.

The auction will begin on Friday 10th February 2012 and will finish at 23:59 on Sunday 19th February 2012.  For information prior to and during the auction, the direct link to the eBay bidding page and a taster of the lots we have available visit: www.gua-africa.org/auction.  For details about how eBay for Charity works please visit: http://pages.ebay.co.uk/ebayforcharity/about.html.  This auction is being run through eBay for Charity and therefore shoppers can bid in confidence knowing that Gua Africa is a registered charity and 100% of the final sale item will go directly to Gua Africa.

The Establishing Shot: Film Making Competitions
First Light YouTube Digital Innovation Award
First Light works with young people from all over the UK to develop filmmaking skills. Each year the organisation holds an awards event to celebrate the creative talents of the young people that have been involved in their projects. The ceremony is a high profile event which has previously had support from film industry luminaries and celebrities such as Orlando Bloom, Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet, Stephen Fry and Daniel Craig.

We are asking for submissions of short films, 3 minutes or under, that could be described as ‘digitally innovative’. Have you made a film that uses particularly innovative special effects? Did you have to be innovative to get certain shots or did you film in an unusual style?

If you are aged 18-25 and think that your film is digitally innovative, then send it on in for a chance to win £1,000 cash!

For examples of films that we consider to be digitally innovative, check out our YouTube channel. http://www.youtube.com/FirstLightMovies

Just download and complete the form on the right hand side, then send it in to us along with a DVD and Quicktime of your film.

Deadline Don’t forget that we need to receive both copies of your film and completed form by 1pm on Friday 24th February 2012 in order for you to qualify for the Digital Innovation Award.

For more information head over to: http://www.firstlightonline.co.uk/news/youtube-digital-innovation-award/

BFI Shorts 2012 Film-making Competition is now open
BFI Shorts 2012 is an exciting new short film production scheme which will support up to 20 live-action fiction projects, with budgets ranging from £25,000 to £50,000. We are looking for a diverse slate of films that tell compelling stories and have the ability to engage, inspire and entertain audiences.

We are now accepting applications from directors, writers and producers. If you are interested in applying, please read the Guidelines for Applicants and FAQ for further information about the application and selection process.

The deadline for applications is 5pm, Friday 23 March 2012.

For more info head over to: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/bfi-shorts-2012/about-bfi-shorts-2012

Getty Images’ Mishmash Music Video Remix 2012 Competition is now open
The challenge is on. We’re on the lookout for great video talent. Short story, video art, music video, ad or mini-documentary – mess with our high res video, stills and music to create a short video of your own.

You’ll get access to great HD video from e.g. Universal Studios and Warner Brothers Film, as well as quirkier videos from Barcroft Media and our own best collections: one80, iStockFootage and Archive Films.

There’s a fantastic global first prize, the chance to be discovered by millions of creatives and have your work judged by leaders in the fields of TV, advertising and film-making – plus great regional and local prizes as well.

Mishmash is open to everyone: Europe, Middle East and Africa; the Americas, including the USA and Brazil; Asia-Pacific, including, China, India and Japan. So, take a look at our brief and how to enter now. For more inspiration checkout our blog (http://mishmashblog.gettyimages.com/)

For more info and to enter head over to: http://mishmash.gettyimages.com/en?isource=gbr_home_ftv_main_mishmash2012_A

Deadline: 29 February 2012
The sooner you submit your entry, the more chance you have of getting your video voted for.

Sundance London Short Film Competition
As part of Sundance London, and in partnership with Greenwich Council and Ravensbourne, we are launching a short film competition with the winning entry being shown as part of the Sundance London short film programme.

To celebrate the competition and festival links to Greenwich, the place where time began and the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), the competition theme will focus on time with the title ‘Story of our Time’

The challenge is to produce a three to five minute short film around the theme of ‘Story of Our Time’.

Entrants can interpret ‘Story of Our Time’ in any way they choose and films can be in documentary, animation, live action, comedy, drama or any other format or genre.

Deadline: 5pm Thurs, 28 February 2012

For more info head over to: http://competition.sundance-london.com/story-of-our-time

Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival
Can you do it in 90 seconds? DepicT! is Watershed’s international short film competition that, since its creation by Brief Encounters in 1998, has been challenging filmmakers to create 90 second ultra-short masterpieces.

Every year we receive hundreds of films of every genre from dozens of countries all around the world all competing for our great range of prizes and industry exposure. The teams of judges who deliberate over the entries have included some superstar names – such as Peter Jackson, Pete Postlethwaite and Damien O’Donnell.

The shortlisted DepicT! filmmakers, often in that crucial early stage in their career, are invited to the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival and offered a prime industry platform. The festival is a priceless opportunity for filmmakers to promote their work and make contact with a broad range of international industry professionals from distributors and producers to funding bodies and exhibitors, as well as other filmmakers and, of course, enthusiastic short film fans.

Deadline: Mon 9 July, 2012

For more info head to: http://www.depict.org/

The greatest Short film competition ever - Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge
Over the last four years the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival has run a 48hour Film Challenge and we have had over 380 films completed, many of which have gone to other film festivals and been broadcast on TV.

The challenge takes place a few weeks before the film festival so we can judge all the entries and the winning films can be screened at the festival.

To take part is easy:
Get a crew together, scout some locations, prep your cast and be ready to make a 5 minute short film in just 48 hours.

We ask one member of your team to come to the Apollo Piccadilly on Saturday 14 April at 10.30am where we give you the TITLE of the film you will make, some DIALOGUE that one of your characters must say to screen, and a list of PROPS that must be seen in the film. This year we also introduce an optional scientific theme... this could be nano-tech, cloning, gene-splicing...or something a little more "fringe".

Once you have all your elements, you have until Monday morning to return the completed movie to us.

In 2008, Gareth Edwards took part and won the competition. Gareth’s debut feature is the multiple award-winning MONSTERS – and the project was green-lit because Vertigo Films saw his winning 48hour short-film right here! So impressed were they with what he could do with no budget in just 2 days that they decided to develop a feature with him.

In 2011 we had a prize from Vertigo Films of a feature-film development deal, we hope that the winners will complete their first feature next year. Also, one of the runners-up was scouted by The Mill and is now working on some amazing projects. We are working on prizes and jury right now, but the dates are locked, so start planning.

For 2012 we can confirm Vertigo Films are offering another development deal to the winners!

The 2012 challenge weekend is 14 - 16 April.

For more info head over to: http://www.sci-fi-london.com/48-hour-film-challenge

The reed.co.uk Short Film Competition is back
This year they've taken 'The Boss' as their theme. Enter your film for the the opportunity to win one of four cash prizes, including the Grand Prix of £10,000.

The Challenge:
We want you to write, shoot and edit a film no longer than 3 minutes, based on the theme, 'The Boss'

Be funny, be serious, be artistic, be thought provoking. Shoot with a film crew or just shoot on your mobile. However you choose to make your film, make sure you submit your entry by 25 March 2012 at 23.59, to be in with a chance of winning one of four prizes.

Here's how to enter:
Make a short film (no more than three minutes), based on an original idea about 'The Boss'
Upload your short film to YouTube or Vimeo
Complete the online application, including the YouTube or Vimeo URL for your film

Deadline: 25 March 2012 at 23.59

For more info head over to: http://www.reed.co.uk/film

The Establishing Shot: For your calendar
Daniel Radcliffe and James Watkins introduce two screenings of  The Woman In Black
Daniel Radcliffe and Director James Watkins will be in central London this weekend to welcome the audience to two screenings of their gothic chiller THE WOMAN IN BLACK which will be released nationwide from 10th February 2012.

For those fans who missed the chance to see Dan at the Worldwide Premiere last month, this is a fantastic opportunity to see the star as he and James personally introduce both screenings.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK is based on the world famous ghost story by Susan Hill.  The film follows the fate of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.

Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town’s tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances.  When those closest to him are threatened, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle of terror.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK also stars Ciaran Hinds (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY) and Janet McTeer (TUMBLEWEEDS) and was adapted from Susan Hill’s best-selling novel for the screen by Jane Goldman (KICK ASS) and directed by James Watkins (EDEN LAKE).

Saturday 11th February
3.00pm, Empire Leicester Square
4.30pm, Vue Westfield


THE WOMAN IN BLACK will be released across the UK and Ireland by Momentum Pictures, an Alliance Films company, on 10th February 2012.

Valentine’s inspired classics showing at the Round Chapel, Hackney Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 Feb, 2012
Experience Cinema is the exciting new film experience showing classic, cult and recent film releases in alternative and unusual venues around the UK. We believe that you are affected by whats around you and by experiencing film in a unique location you take your viewing enjoyment to a whole new level. Join us on our journey, experience cinema like never before....

The line-up includes:

Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue.

Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994)
Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

Casablanca (1942)
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Dirty Dancing (1987)
Spending the summer in a holiday camp with her family, Frances ('Baby') falls in love with the camp's dancing teacher.
For more indo & tickets head over to: http://www.experiencecinema.com/

The Vaults Cinema presents Hammer: classics and cutting edge.
We are thrilled and slightly scared to announce that the Vaults Cinema has formed an unholy alliance with the mighty Hammer, Britain's legendary house of horror for Hammer screenings at VAULT in London

Starting on Friday, February 10th, we will be resurrecting bloody classics like The Reptile, Frankenstein Created Woman and The Vampire Lovers and bringing them face to face with their 21st century counterparts: Wake Wood, Let Me In and the eagerly awaited The  Woman in Black, starring Daniel Radcliffe.

As if that wasn't enough, screenings feature surprise special guests reading from the source material …Who are they? Well, that would be telling. Vaults Cinema and Hammer are a perfect fit as Hammer has been the champion of Gothic literature for decades with their magnificent adaptations of novels such as Dracula and Frankenstein and now, resurrected and reinvigorated, they keep that tradition alive with the marvellous Let Me In and The Woman in Black.

For more info and tickets head over to: http://www.atgtickets.com/The-Vaults-Cinema-Tickets/219/2052/

The Establishing Shot: Music discovered this week - Wretch 32 ft. Example Unorthodox
We are fan’s of this weeks songand been lucky enough to catch Example on stage twice but more importantly this is how  we have been feeling this week.

Video: Wretch 32 ft. Example - 'Unorthodox' (Official Video)

The Establishing Shot: Week 6 2012 Film News Round-up
This week on The Establishing Shot: The Establishing Shot's Top Films of 2011 - The Short List 2011, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man Sneak Peek into the Untold Story Event, The Woman in Black Review THIS FILM IS AS CREEPY AS HELL! New Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Bagger Demolition Clip,  Hammer announce The Quiet Ones as their next production after The Woman In Black,  See all the best bits of Chronicle and extra unused scenes that will be in the Chronicle sequel. UK Top 10 Films,  This weeks Film Releases: STAR WARS: EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE (3D), BIG MIRACLE, CASABLANCA, GIRL MODEL, THE MUPPETS, THE VOW, THE WOMAN IN BLACK,  The Front Line ( Go-ji-jeon ), Evidence, Interview Antonio Campos, Director of Afterschool, The Top 10 gangster movies based on real events, In Conversation with George Lucas (Pt1) - STAR WARS Episode I : The Phantom Menace 3D, Remastered Titanic 3D Trailer (not in 3D), Columbus Circle,  ATTENDEES CONFIRMED FOR THE ORANGE BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS, Jeremy Hackett Hosts Lunch In Honour Of John Hurt’s Bafta Award For Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema, Universal Pictures International Entertainment Acquires Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Marley’ For Uk & Scandinavia On Eve Of Berlinale World Premiere, Revolver are looking for Extras for their upcoming Feature Film ‘Spike Island’,  Bel Ami official quad poster released, Merlin Magic Comes to Midlands Comic Con, IMAX, Orange Offer Exclusive Early Screenings Of Walt Disney Studios' John Carter In IMAX 3D, Exclusive Media To Produce And Finance Can A Song Save Your Life? Mark Ruffalo And Scarlett Johansson To Star John Carney To Direct, FrightFest Glasgow announces guests and extra film screenings, Ex-Child Soldier's Charity Holds Online Auction to Fundraise for School in Home Town, First Light YouTube Digital Innovation Award, BFI Shorts 2012 Film-making Competition is now open, Getty Images’ Mishmash Music Video Remix 2012 Competition is now open, Sundance London Short Film Competition, Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival, The greatest Short film competition ever - Sci-Fi-London 48 Hour Film Challenge, The reed.co.uk Short Film Competition is back, Daniel Radcliffe and James Watkins introduce two screenings of  The Woman In Black, Valentine’s inspired classics showing at the Round Chapel, Hackney Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 Feb, 2012, The Vaults Cinema presents Hammer: classics and cutting edge. Wretch 32 ft. Example Unorthodox

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