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New poster released for Richard Ayoade’s The Double

06 Mar, 2014 Productions Posted in:

Ahead of the film’s release on April 4th, check out this new poster for Richard Ayoade’s Film4-backed feature, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska…

The Double is released on April 4th by StudioCanal. Watch the trailer here.

12 Years A Slave wins three Oscars, including Best Picture

03 Mar, 2014 Productions Posted in: Academy Awards, Awards, Events

Steve McQueen’s Film4-backed historical drama 12 Years A Slave wins three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Film4 is celebrating tonight after Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave took home three Academy Awards, including the top award of the night, Best Picture. The film also won Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o and Best Adapted Screenplay for John Ridley.

Tessa Ross, Channel 4 Controller of Film and Drama, said: “We’re absolutely over the moon for Steve, Lupita and John, and the whole team on this extraordinary film. …

Audiences vote for Film4-backed films

25 Feb, 2014 Posted in: Awards

Film4 films have garnered a total of 17 nominations across the Empire Magazine and Guardian Film Awards, both voted for entirely by readers, with 12 Years A Slave leading the nominations.

12 Years A Slave

We’re delighted to report that Guardian readers have voted for Film4-backed films in six categories for a total of nine nominations in the brand new Guardian Film Awards, a set of awards voted for by members of the general public. 12 Years A Slave is nominated for Best …

10 Things We Learned About Casting at the Glasgow Film Festival

22 Feb, 2014 Posted in: Behind The Scenes, Careers, Casting, Festivals

The Glasgow Film Festival isn’t just about watching films. One of the events we attended was Close up on Casting, a session with casting director Kahleen Crawford (Under The Skin, For Those In Peril) and actress Kate Dickie (Red Road, Prometheus, Game Of Thrones). For those who couldn’t attend, here are ten things the panel shared about the mysterious art that is casting.

Close Up On Casting

1. Consider a casting career

Think you want to work in film? Have you thought …

Glasgow Film Festival: day one

21 Feb, 2014 Productions Posted in: Festivals, Talent

Catherine Bray reports on the opening night and first day of the Glasgow Film Festival, with films including the UK premiere of Grand Budapest Hotel and the Film4-backed Starred Up, starring Jack O’Connell.

Glasgow Film Festival is 10 years old!

Amazingly, the Glasgow Film Festival is already 10 years old – happy birthday Glasgow Film Festival! The tenth festival kicked off in style with the UK premiere of Wes Anderson’s Grand Budapest Hotel, introduced via video by Wes Anderson. The film …