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    BFI Prompts US Distributors to Acquire UK Films at SXSW

    The British Film Institute launched an initiative in January during the Sundance Film Festival to give a boost to premiering UK films. The idea was to attract the attention of US distributors and help strengthen UK film campaigns via US distibution. It went well; they're extending the fund to SXSW 2...

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    WATCH: Martin Scorsese Talks the Influence of the Great John Cassavetes

    The BFI has posted this clip from "A Personal Journey Through American Movies," wherein Martin Scorsese discusses the influence of writer-director-actor John Cassavetes. "Relationship were all he was interested in: the laughter and the games, the tears and the guilt, the whole roller coaster of love...

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    David O. Russell's Sight and Sound Poll Reveals Director's Key Influences (CLIPS)

    Check out Oscar nominee David O. Russell's ("American Hustle") top ten list for the British Film Institute's Sight and Sound poll.

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    Despite the Lack of Opportunities UK Female Screenwriters and Directors Are Successful

    The BFI reports shows that while there are not enough opportunities for women screenwriters and directors, the films they are working on are disproportionately successful.

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    Daniel Radcliffe to Play Olympic Runner Sebastian Coe in 'Gold'

    With his performance in "Kill Your Darlings" currently garnering acclaim in theaters, Daniel Radcliffe is set to move another step further away from type-casting associations with "Harry Potter," as he is set to take on the role of British Olympic athlete Sebastian Coe in "Gold." The film, which see...

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    Sir Christopher Lee Will Receive A BFI Fellowship

    The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson joined Sir Christopher Lee in celebrating Lee's upcoming British Film Institute Fellowship. Lee is best known for his roles as Count Dracula and Saruman in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise, in which he can next be seen when the second and third installments of "...

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    2013 BFI London Film Festival Unveils Full Lineup

    The programme for the 2013 BFI London Film Festival has been announced to great fanfare in Leicester Square. When it comes to women filmmakers, the news is as usual a bit scarce, but there are a few gems and intriguing inclusions.

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    British Film Institute Appoints Eight Lead Partners to Bolster Film Culture in UK

    In continuing their five-year plan to improve public film policy, dubbed Film Forever, the British Film Institute has appointed eight new lead partners to help bring diverse and exciting films and events to audiences across the U.K.

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    BFI Stats Show That the UK Claimed 15.3% of the Global Box Office in 2012

    Although the UK's share of 2012's global box office is down 2% from the previous year, at 15.3% it is the third highest share on record and more than twice than what was earned in 2009. In money terms, the UK took $5.3 billion of a record-breaking $34.7 billion global box office.

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    Pinewood Studios and the BFI Launch Paid Internship Program for Film Production

    Pinewood Studios and the BFI have announced the launch of a joint program for interns in film production. The program is designed to help develop the next generation of film talent, and to ensure productions financed by Pinewood and the BFI will take on trainees, from the UK and a diverse array of b...

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