Blockbuster Files For Bankruptcy

Submitted by Robert Alstead on Thu, 09/23/2010 - 10:38

Movie rental giant Blockbuster has filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York.

In a release the company said that business would continue as normal at its U.S. stores, although its recapitalization plan should reduce the Company's indebtedness from nearly $1 billion currently to an estimated $100 million or less when implemented.

Artists Cinema Shorts 2010 hits Cannes ahead of UK Regional Picturehouse release

Submitted by Matthew Arnoldi on Thu, 05/13/2010 - 09:55

A collaboration between ICO (the Independent Cinema Office) and LUX has led to the commissioning of seven International artists to produce a series of short films which have been shown in Cannes in the past week alongside feature films like the thriller The Ghost and British satire Four Lions.

The 2006 series of shorts previously screened alongside films like Borat, Casino Royale, The Lives of Others, Pan's Labyrinth and This is England, reaching audiences of over 100,000 people in cinemas UK wide.