The BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

Thursday, August 15 2013
The BFI Statistical Yearbook In Numbers

The BFI Statistical Yearbook for 2013 makes for some fascinating reading, compiling everything you need to know about the video and film industries and providing as true a snapshot as you can find of our industry. We’ve been through the whole thing from beginning and end, all 250-plus pages of it, and here we’ve pulled […]

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The BBFC Annual Report In Numbers

Wednesday, July 25 2012
The BBFC Annual Report In Numbers

The arrival of the annual BBFC report is always something of an occasion. It provides plenty of  tabloid (and broadsheet) titillation, this year the headlines were caused by Black Swan, the most complained about film of 2011. But there’s plenty more to it than mentions of lesbian sex, an excuse for cheap gags and some […]

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Postcards From Cannes 2012…

Monday, June 18 2012
Postcards From Cannes 2012…

Every year we ask a few attendees at the annual festival cum market cum beano that is the Cannes Film Festival to give us some to send us their imaginary postcards from the event. And here’s the first batch from this year’s events, including comments from writers, PR mavens, design agencies and distributors and labels… […]

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Do You Remember The First Time Part III

Friday, May 25 2012
Do You Remember The First Time Part III

And there’s more, to mirror the words of the late, great Frank Carson… We’ve been asking the trade for their first scary film experiences to tie in with the release of Momentum’s The Woman In Black, remembering, after all, that the 12 certificate film will be, for many pre- and early teens, the first film […]

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Do You Remember The First Time? Part II

Monday, May 21 2012
Do You Remember The First Time? Part II

It’s the kind of question that’s set a lot of people thinking – what was your first scary film experience? Momentum is using it as one of the hooks for its PR campaign for the June release of the year’s most successful horror film (and the most successful British horror flick ever) The Woman In Black. We’ve […]

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Do You Remember The First Time?

Monday, May 14 2012
Do You Remember The First Time?

What was your first scary film experience? It’s a teasing question, the kind that would provoke lively office or, more pertinently these days, office debate. Given its 12 certificate – one element that helped it towards its record-breaking £21 million plus haul at UK cinemas – Momentum’s The Woman In Black will, for many teenagers, […]

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The Choice Is Yours…

Wednesday, April 4 2012
The Choice Is Yours…

It was once one of our industry’s biggest retail brands and now, sadly, the Choices name is set to disappear forever. Here former Choices UK staffer David Jones reminisces about the company, its foibles and its strengths… The news that Webb Ivory has gone in to administration has prompted your esteemed editor to ask me […]

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Research Hits The Target

Thursday, February 23 2012
Research Hits The Target

“They see 120 films a year, but more than 100 of those are not in the cinema… And of those, more  than a third are paid for, but more than 60 per cent aren’t paid for…” A conversation with Chris Watts, from the cross media agency Film3Sixty and its accompanying magazine, Film3Sixty (both part of […]

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A Video Connoisseur Writes…

Thursday, June 10 2010
A Video Connoisseur Writes…

Ian Gilchrist was instrumental in launching the BFI’s Connoisseur label, in the early days of the world cinema boom, and also ran Electric Pictures’ video arm and worked at the old RTM distribution operation. After a 10 year plus stint in his native Canada and the US, Gilchrist has returned to these shores. What, we […]

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