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movieScope Best Of 2012: Tom Seymour – movieScope

movieScope’s online editor Tom Seymour on why Michael Haneke’s Amour was the best film of 2012.

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Russell Crowe to play Count Dracula in Eli Roth’s Harker – |

Eli Roth has found the perfect actor to play Count Dracula in his new film – Russell Crowe.

Miramax enters Russian film market with Stream LLC deal – |

Miramax has made its first entry into the Russian film territory with a new subscription video-on-demand pact with Stream LLC.

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BBC Worldwide poach Jon Penn from Freemantle to head up Australia operation – movieScope

BBC Worldwide, the public broadcaster’s commercial division, has appointed Jon Penn, the former FremantleMedia Enterprises CEO, to be BBC Worldwide Australasia managing director, and will oversee the U.K. public broadcaster’s commercial business in the territory.

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Screen Yorkshire invests in Yann Demange’s Northern Ireland thriller ’71 – movieScope

Regional film agency Screen Yorkshire have invested in Yann Demange’s Northern Ireland-set thriller 71.

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Roman Coppola’s The Directors Bureau curate short film competition Four Stories – |

Director, writer and producer Roman Coppola’s production company The Directors Bureau will produce and curate new short competition Four Stories.

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Save Our Scripts Development Lab Launches – movieScope

Production company The Bureau have this week launched the third edition of their Save Our Scripts Development Lab, with new partners and a clear focus on

Lithuania likely to approve tax incentives for film production – movieScope

The Lithuanian Ministry of Finance has approved an amendment on tax incentives for film production.

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New London-based indie feature starts shooting – movieScope

A new independent feature film that celebrates London’s multicultural diversity began shooting in the capital on 4 May.

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Rupert Wyatt to quit Dawn of Planet of the Apes after scheduling conflict with Fox – |

British director Rupert Wyatt is prepared to walk away from the shoot of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes over a scheduling conflict with 20th Century Fox.