Few years that started with everyone feeling as apparently miserable as we do now. But for a moment let's forget the gloom and doom, the stock market crashes, the housing debacle, the horrendous unemployment figures. After all, most independent filmmakers have been here before, when the times were supposed to be good. It's part of the job description.
Warp X and Birds Eye View announced a collaboration today designed to conjure up great scripts that will hopefully eventually be turned into decent feature comedies, scripted by some of the best known females in stand-up comedy.
"Last Laugh: Women Create Comedy" is an initiative to draw on diverse talent and encourage them to create a series of smart funny feature films that would go into production in 2010.
RealNetworks' RealDVD allows you to rip your DVDs to HD, but also adds more DRM argues one commentatorRob Glaser, RealNetworks CEO, hasn't had a lot of winners lately so we bet the idea of helping you copy your Hollywood DVD sounded like a great way to strike it rich...again.
And to ensure you hear about his offer he chose to sue Hollywood before they sue him for his RealDVD copying, backup, archiving, ripping, whatever software.
Nice quiet way to deliver the message!
Sounds great. The $30 software lets you rip a DVD movie to your computer hard drive.
In London cinemas, audiences are about to forget the credit crunch and pitch up for a frenetic fortnight of glitzy Gala, World and European Premieres in London's glorious annual movie party.
The London Film Festival (15 to 30 October) opens with the world premiere of a film adaptation of a successful London stage play Frost/Nixon. Directed by Ron Howard it depicts an historic encounter with Richard Nixon, the disgraced U.S. President, who agreed to be interviewed about his time in office by TV celebrity David Frost in the summer of 1977.
The annual Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced the full programme of films for its new 10-day slot in June. Scottish and British filmmakers should be out in force with many of the cast and crew from the two British films that are bookending this year's fest expected to make it to Edinburgh.
The BBC's fascinating series about the shadow cast over the 20th Century by the ideas of Sigmund Freud.The Century of Self is an excellent four-part series from the BBC about the influence of Freud's ideas on the 20th Century.
Read the review below, or just watch (note there is stuttering in first few seconds).
No Country For Old Men is big winner on Oscar night 2008.It was the Coen brothers' night as they scooped the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay awards at the Oscars last night.