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U.S. Hospital Offers to Admit Charlie Gard, Terminally Ill U.K. Baby

U.S. Hospital Offers to Admit Charlie Gard, Terminally Ill U.K. Baby
A New York hospital has offered to admit Charlie Gard, the terminally ill baby at the center of a controversy that has elicited reactions from President Donald Trump and Pope Francis.

New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Irving Medical Center offered to admit Charlie “provided that arrangements are made to safely transfer him to our facility, legal hurdles are cleared, and we receive emergency approval from the Fda for an experimental treatment as appropriate,” according to a statement given to The Washington Post.

Another option was given to Charlie’s parents, Connie Yates and Andy Gard, and to London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital,
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Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Vincent Cassel in Talks for Hijacking Drama ‘Entebbe’

Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, Vincent Cassel in Talks for Hijacking Drama ‘Entebbe’
Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl, and Vincent Cassel are in negotiations to star in Working Title’s hijacking drama “Entebbe.”

If their deals close, Pike and Bruhl will play German terrorists in the movie, based on the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane headed from Tel Aviv to Paris. A total of 248 hostages were held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, then rescued by Israeli forces.

The plane was hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells.

RoboCop” director Jose Padilha will direct from a script by Greg Burke. He’s an executive producer of the Netflix series “Narcos.”

Working Title’s Tim Bevan and Liza Chasin are producing alongside Kate Solomon. Participant Media is co-financing and co-producing.

Pike received an Academy Award nomination for best actress for 2014’s “Gone Girl.” She is currently filming Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles.
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Pike, Bruhl, Cassel Set For "Entebee" Film

Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Vincent Cassel are all in talks to board Jose Padilha's true story drama "Entebbe" for Working Title and Participant Films.

Set in 1976, the story follows four hijackers - two Palestinian, two German - who took a plane hostage and diverted it to land in Uganda while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian and pro-Palestinian prisoners.

The suspense thriller follows the hijackers, hostages, French crew, and then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and future Pm Shimon Peres as they try to decide whether to negotiate or launch a raid to free the hostages.

Greg Burke ("'71") is penning the screenplay while Kate Solomon, Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce.

Source: Deadline
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Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl & Vincent Cassel In Talks To Board Jose Padilha’s ‘Entebbe’

Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl & Vincent Cassel In Talks To Board Jose Padilha’s ‘Entebbe’
Exclusive: Rosamund Pike, Daniel Bruhl and Vincent Cassel are in talks to board Jose Padilha’s Entebbe for Brit production powerhouse Working Title. Participant is also on board as producer and in negotiations to fully finance. In what is a near-perfect union of filmmaker, subject and cast, this is shaping up to be a major motion picture likely to attract plenty of interest — particularly given recent world events. Greg Burke, who wrote Yann Demange's brilliant '71, is…
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Pope Francis Falls Down During Mass in Poland - Then Keeps Right on Going

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Pope Francis Falls Down During Mass in Poland - Then Keeps Right on Going
Pope Francis might be the Jennifer Lawrence of the Catholic Church. The famously humble Pontiff, 79, caused concern Thursday when he tripped and fell after apparently missing a step while leading a celebratory Mass in Czestochowa in honor of Poland's 1,050th anniversary of becoming a Catholic country. Pope Francis, who has only one lung and is known to suffer from sciatica, was helped back up by several priests and finished the Mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery, considered to be the country's holiest site, without further interruption. Afterwards, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told the Associated Press that "the pope is fine" following the fall.
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Pope Francis Falls Down During Mass in Poland - Then Keeps Right on Going

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Pope Francis Falls Down During Mass in Poland - Then Keeps Right on Going
Pope Francis might be the Jennifer Lawrence of the Catholic Church. The famously humble Pontiff, 79, caused concern Thursday when he tripped and fell after apparently missing a step while leading a celebratory Mass in Czestochowa in honor of Poland's 1,050th anniversary of becoming a Catholic country. Pope Francis, who has only one lung and is known to suffer from sciatica, was helped back up by several priests and finished the Mass at the Jasna Gora Monastery, considered to be the country's holiest site, without further interruption. Afterwards, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke told the Associated Press that "the pope is fine" following the fall.
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Pope Francis Names Former Fox Correspondent Greg Burke as Spokesman

Pope Francis Names Former Fox Correspondent Greg Burke as Spokesman
Rome — Pope Francis on Monday named former Fox News correspondent Greg Burke as his spokesman, marking the first time a U.S. citizen has held the post, which is crucial to shaping and spreading the papal message around the world.

Francis also appointed Spanish radio reporter Paloma Garcia Ovejero as his deputy spokesperson. She is the first woman to hold such a senior position within the Vatican communications hierarchy.

Burke, 56, is a member of the conservative Opus Dei movement. He takes over from the Rev. Federico Lombardi, who is 73 and, like Francis, a Jesuit. Lombardi had been Vatican spokesman for a decade.

Pope John Paul II’s longtime spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Valls, was also a member of Opus Dei, the organization portrayed in Dan Brown’s bestselling potboiler “The Da Vinci Code” as being at the root of an international Catholic conspiracy.

A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Burke joined Fox in Rome in 2001. He left the conservative
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Padilha To Direct Hostage Drama "Entebbe"

Jose Padilha ("Elite Squad," "Narcos") is in negotiations to direct the ticking-clock thriller "Entebbe" for Working Title and StudioCanal.

The 1976 true story follows four hijackers - two Palestinian and two German - who took a plane hostage and diverted it to land in Uganda while they demanded the release of dozens of Palestinian and pro-Palestinian prisoners.

The action follows the hijackers, the hostages, the flight crew, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and future Pm Shimon Peres trying to decide whether to negotiate or launch the raid to free the hostages. Greg Burke ('71") is penning the screenplay.

Source: Variety
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Jose Padilha In Negotiations To Direct ‘Entebbe’ For Working Title, Studiocanal – Berlin

Jose Padilha In Negotiations To Direct ‘Entebbe’ For Working Title, Studiocanal – Berlin
Exclusive: Jose Padilha is in negotiations to direct Entebbe for Brit production powerhouse Working Title and Euro major StudioCanal. In what is a near-perfect union marriage of filmmaker and subject, this is shaping up to be a major package likely to attract plenty of interest in the marketplace, especially as it starts casting up in the months ahead. Greg Burke, who wrote Yann Demange’s brilliant ’71, is writing the screenplay. It's the true story from 1976, when four…
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Yann Demange's ''71' leads 2014 British Independent Film Awards nominations

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Yann Demange's ''71' leads 2014 British Independent Film Awards nominations
Jack O'Connell is breaking out something fierce this year. He's of course starring in Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" and on the indie scene in "Starred Up," for which he was nominated last year at the British Independent Film Awards. Well, he's back for more of this this time around with "'71," Yann Demange's brilliant Belfast thriller, which scored the lion's share of nominations today with nine. Matthew Warchus' ensemble dramedy "Pride," about gay activists working to help miners during the 1984 UK mineworkers strike, was a few steps behind with seven mentions. Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" rounded up five nods, while "Calvary" and "The Imitation Game" picked up four apiece. The international category was mostly populated with American entries: "The Babadook," "Blue Ruin," "Boyhood" and "Fruitvale Station." Though Poland's "Ida" also made a show. Check out the full list of nominees below. The 17th annual British Independent Film
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Nominations Announced for the Moët British Independent Film Awards

The nominations for the 17th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards were announced recently, at St Martins Lane, London by actor Jared Harris .

Joint Directors, The Moët British Independent Film AwardsJohanna von Fischer & Tessa Collinson said: "This has been a record year for Mbifa with over 250 films submitted giving our dedicated members their toughest challenge to date. Hugely impressed by the quality of films and performances across all categories the shortlist demonstrates how the standard of creativity in British independent filmmaking continues to flourish year on year. The decision of who will walk away with one of the iconic Mbifa trophies* is now in the hands of our distinguished independent jury announced today. We are looking forward to seeing as many of the nominees as possible at the Awards on 7th December, to celebrate their incredible achievements. It will be a very personal celebration for us also, as the last in a wonderful 9 Award Ceremonies as Joint Directors of Bifa.”

The highest number of nominations this year goes to "‘71" with nine nominations including Best British Independent Film; Best Director and Debut Director for Yann Demange; Best Screenplay for Gregory Burke; Best Actor for Jack O’Connell and Best Supporting Actor for Sean Harris. "Pride" picked up seven nominations and "Catch me Daddy,""Frank," and "Mr Turner" picked up five nominations each.

Nominations for Best Actress go to Alicia Vikander for "Testament of Youth;" Cheng Pei Pei for "Lilting;" Gugu Mbatha-Raw for "Belle;" Keira Knightley for "The Imitation Game" and Sameena Jabeen Ahmed for "Catch Me Daddy." Leading men hoping to take home the Best Actor award include Asa Butterfield for "X+Y;" Benedict Cumberbatch for "The Imitation Game"; Brendan Gleeson for "Calvary"; Jack O’Connell for "’71" and Timothy Spall for "Mr Turner."

Best Supporting Actor nominations go to Andrew Scott and Ben Schnetzer, both for "Pride;" Michael Fassbender for "Frank;" Rafe Spall for "X+Y" and Sean Harris for"’71."

Dorothy Atkinson for "Mr Turner;" Imelda Staunton for "Pride;" Maggie Gyllenhaal for "Frank;" Sally Hawkins for "X+Y"and Sienna Guillory for "The Goob" are all nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award.

Directors who have delivered dynamic debuts this year and are fighting for the Douglas Hickox Award are Daniel Wolfe and Matthew Wolfe for "Catch Me Daddy;" Hong Khaou for "Lilting;" Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard for "20,000 Days on Earth;" Morgan Matthews for "X+Y" and Yann Demange for "’71."

The Raindance Award nominees for 2014 include: "Flim: The Movie;" "Gregor;" "Luna;" "Keeping Rosy"and "The Beat Beneath My Feet." This award honours exceptional achievement for filmmakers working against the odds, often with little or no industry support. Elliot Grove, Founder of Raindance Film Festival and Moët British Independent Film Awards added: "The breadth and quality of the British films selected this year suggests a bumper year for British films. Raindance congratulates all the talented filmmakers whose wonderful films make up this year's Mbifa nominations.”

The Pre-Selection Committee of over 70 members viewed a record breaking 250 plus films this year, out of which they selected the nominations, which were decided by ballot.

The winners of The Moët British Independent Film Awards are decided by an independent jury comprised of leading professionals and talent from the British film industry.

It was also announced that the Oscar® and BAFTA - winning Director Tom Hopper, whose film "The King’s Speech" picked up five awards, including Best British Independent Film at the 2010 Moët British Independent Film Awards, will chair the Jury who will decide the winners of the 2014 awards.

Hooper commented: "I am honoured to preside over the Moët Bifa jury this year. It has been an extremely strong year for filmmaking here in Britain and I am looking forward to helping the very best of this year's independent films, get the recognition they deserve."

The Jury for 2014 includes: Jury Chair – Tom Hooper (Director), Jonathan Romney (Writer, Director), Jon S. Baird (Writer, Director), Luke Treadaway (Actor), Mary Burke (Producer), Sean Ellis (Writer, Director), Shira Macleod (Film Programming Consultant), Stanley Tucci (Actor, Director), Thea Sharrock (Director), Tinge Krishnan (Director) Tracy O’Riordan (Producer) and Zawe Ashton (Actor, Director).

Elsa Corbineau, Marketing Director Moët & Chandon, commented: “The pool of talents recognized by the Moët British Independent Film Awards has continuously inspired us with the richness it represents. With Moët & Chandon being the champagne of choice for celebration at international film festivals and award ceremonies, we are delighted to toast to the success of all nominees, including those for the ‘Best British Independent Film’ award sponsored by Moët & Chandon.”

The winners will be announced at the much anticipated 17th awards ceremony on Sunday 7 December at the impressive Old Billingsgate in London.

The Moët British Independent Film Awards is proud to announce the following nominees for this year’s awards:

Best British Independent Film

Sponsored by Moët & Chandon

"'71"

"Calvary"

"Mr Turner"

"Pride"

"The Imitation Game"

Best Director

Sponsored by AllCity & Intermission

John Michael McDonagh – "Calvary"

Lenny Abrahamson – "Frank"

Matthew Warchus – "Pride"

Mike Leigh – "Mr Turner"

Yann Demange – "'71"

The Douglas Hickox Award [Best Debut Director]

Sponsored by 3 Mills Studios

Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe – "Catch Me Daddy"

Hong Khaou – "Lilting"

Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard – "20,000 Days on Earth"

Morgan Matthews – "X+Y"

Yann Demange – "'71"

Best Screenplay

Sponsored by BBC Films

Graham Moore – "The Imitation Game"

Gregory Burke – "'71"

John Michael McDonagh – "Calvary"

Jon Ronson, Peter Straughan – "Frank"

Stephen Beresford – "Pride"

Best Actress

Sponsored by M.A.C Cosmetics

Alicia Vikander – "Testament of Youth"

Cheng Pei Pei – "Lilting"

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – "Belle"

Keira Knightley – "The Imitation Game"

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – "Catch Me Daddy"

Best Actor

Sponsored by Movado

Asa Butterfield – "X+Y"

Benedict Cumberbatch – "The Imitation Game"

Brendan Gleeson – "Calvary"

Jack O'Connell – "'71"

Timothy Spall – "Mr Turner"

Best Supporting Actress

Dorothy Atkinson – "Mr Turner"

Imelda Staunton – "Pride"

Maggie Gyllenhaal – "Frank"

Sally Hawkins –"X+Y"

Sienna Guillory – "The Goob"

Best Supporting Actor

Sponsored by St Martins Lane

Andrew Scott – "Pride"

Ben Schnetzer – "Pride"

Michael Fassbender – "Frank"

Rafe Spall – "X+Y"

Sean Harris – "‘71"

Most Promising Newcomer

Ben Schnetzer – "Pride"

Cara Delevingne – "The Face of An Angel"

Gugu Mbatha-Raw – "Belle"

Liam Walpole – "The Goob"

Sameena Jabeen Ahmed – "Catch Me Daddy"

Best Achievement In Production

"'71"

"20,000 Days on Earth"

"Catch Me Daddy"

"Lilting"

"The Goob"

Best Technical Achievement

Chris Wyatt - Editing - "'71"

Dick Pope - Cinematography -"Mr Turner"

Robbie Ryan - Cinematography - "Catch Me Daddy"

Stephen Rennicks - Music – "Frank"

Tat Radcliffe - Cinematography - "'71"

Best DocumentarY

"20,000 Days on Earth"

"Next Goal Wins"

"Night Will Fall"

"The Possibilities Are Endless"

"Virunga"

Best British Short

"Crocodile"

"Emotional Fusebox"

"Keeping Up With The Joneses"

"Slap"

"The Kármán Line"

Best International Independent Film

"Blue Ruin"

"Boyhood"

"Fruitvale Station"

"Ida"

"The Badadook"

The Raindance Award

"Flim: The Movie..".

"Gregor"

"Luna"

"Keeping Rosy"

"The Beat Beneath My Feet"

The Richard Harris Award (for outstanding contribution by an actor to British Film)

To Be Announced

The Variety Award

To Be Announced

The Special Jury Prize

Announced at the Moët British Independent Film Awards on Sunday 7th December

Now in its 17th year, the Awards were created by Raindance in 1998 and set out to celebrate merit and achievement in independently funded British filmmaking, to honour new talent, and to promote British films and filmmaking to a wider public.

Previous winners of the prestigious Best British Independent Film Award include "Metro Manila," "Tyrannosaur," "The King's Speech," "Moon," "Control," "Slumdog Millionaire," "The Constant Gardener" and "This is England"

Proud supporters and patrons of The Moët British Independent Film Awards include Mike Figgis, Tom Hollander, Adrian Lester, Ken Loach, Ewan McGregor, Helen Mirren, Samantha Morton, James Nesbitt, Michael Sheen, Trudie Styler, Tilda Swinton, Meera Syal, David Thewlis, Ray Winstone and Michael Winterbottom.

The Moët British Independent Film Awards would like to thank all its supporters, especially: Moët & Chandon, 3 Mills Studios, BBC Films, M.A.C Cosmetics, Movado, Raindance, St Martins Lane, Soho House, Swarovski, Variety, AllCity, Intermission.
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Demange Control: ’71 Leads 2014 British Independent Film Awards Noms

The edge-of-your seat thriller that was all the talk at this year’s Berlin Film Festival (that momentum was carried over into Telluride and Tiff during the fall) leads all noms for the 17th edition of the 2014 British Independent Film Awards. Landing nine nominations in all, Yann Demange’s ’71 might lead the pack, but I’d argue that despite all the fanfare, remains an underdog in most categories. Going up against The Imitation Game (which failed to score ‎Morten Tyldum a Best Director nod but managed to get Best Screenplay and Best Film consideration) and Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner, there might be plenty of gift-giving for several films on December 7th, with Matthew WarchusPride also in the mix with a whopping seven noms (mostly in the acting categories). The much deserving Cannes played Catch Me Daddy and Venice Film Fest included The Goob thankfully didn’t go unnoticed,
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''71,' 'Pride,' 'The Imitation Game' Nab British Indie Film Award Nominations

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''71,' 'Pride,' 'The Imitation Game' Nab British Indie Film Award Nominations
The British Independent Film Awards announced its nominees this Monday morning and it was good news for films that may not have the muscle to break into the Academy Awards contest. The Irish political thriller “’71” and “Pride,” the story of gay activism and mineworker strikes that fits snuggly the time-honored British sociopolitical dramedy genre, earned the most nominations. In honors that will likely replicate themselves stateside, “Imitation Game” also earned a Best British Independent Film nod, with stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley finding love in the Best Actor and Actress categories, respectively. Other Best British Independent Film nominees include Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner” and John Michael McDonagh’s “Calvary.” Picking up multiple nominations were Lenny Abrahamson’s “Frank,” documentarian Morgan Matthews’ narrative debut “X+Y,” and the Nick Cave documentary “20,000 Days on Earth.” There’s little conformity to the British Independent Film Awards. Compared to previous years, the 2014 nominations are downright populist.
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’71’, ‘Pride’ Lead British Indie Film Award Nominations; ‘Imitation Game’ In Mix

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’71’, ‘Pride’ Lead British Indie Film Award Nominations; ‘Imitation Game’ In Mix
Yann Demange’s anti-war parable ’71 has scored a leading nine nominations for the 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards. The director’s debut feature, which premiered in Berlin last February, is named in the major categories and also scooped a Best Actor mention for Jack O’Connell who’s next up in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Directors’ Fortnight closer and crowd-pleaser Pride, helmed by Matthew Warchus, was next with seven nominations while festival favorites Daniel Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank and Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner each scored five nods. Along with ’71, Pride and Mr Turner, the titles competing in the Best British Independent Film race are John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary and Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game. Oscar hopeful, The Imitation Game’s Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley also scored acting noms. (See full list of nominees below.)

Winners are decided by an independent
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Thriller ’71’ Leads Race for British Indie Film Awards

Thriller ’71’ Leads Race for British Indie Film Awards
London — Yann Demange’s thriller “‘71” tops the nominations for the 17th Moet British Independent Film Awards.

“‘71” has nine nominations, including for British independent film, director and debut director for Demange, screenplay for Gregory Burke, actor for Jack O’Connell and supporting actor for Sean Harris. Pic centers on a young British soldier, played by O’Connell, who is stranded in an Ira controlled area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971.

Matthew Warchus’ “Pride” picked up seven nominations, and “Catch Me Daddy,” “Frank” and “Mr Turner” nabbed five nominations each.

Nominees in the acting categories include Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game,” and Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal for “Frank.”

Joining “’71” in the British independent film category are “Calvary,” “Mr Turner,” “Pride” and “The Imitation Game.”

More than 250 films were submitted. A pre-selection committee of more than 70 members selected the nominees. The winners, which will be decided by a jury,
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'71, Pride lead Bifa nominations

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'71, Pride lead Bifa nominations
Pride, Catch Me Daddy, Frank and Mr Turner also score multiple nominations at the British Independent Film Awards, where Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall will compete for best actor. The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper to chair jury.Scroll down for full list of nominees

Yann Demange’s ‘71 leads the nominations for the 17th Moët British Independent Film Awards, announced today in London by actor Jared Harris.

The thriller, about a British soldier on the run through the dangerous streets of 1971 Belfast, scored nine nominations including: Best British Independent Film; Best Director and Debut Director for Demange; Best Screenplay for Gregory Burke; Best Actor for Jack O’Connell and Best Supporting Actor for Sean Harris.

The film first launched at Berlin in February and won the Golden Athena at the Athens International Film Festival in September.

‘71 will go up against Calvary, Mr Turner, Pride and The Imitation Game for the top prize.

Matthew Warchus’s gay activist
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Thriller ‘71′ Leads Race for British Indie Film Awards

Thriller ‘71′ Leads Race for British Indie Film Awards
London — Yann Demange’s thriller “‘71” tops the nominations for the 17th Moet British Independent Film Awards.

“‘71” has nine nominations, including for British independent film, director and debut director for Demange, screenplay for Gregory Burke, actor for Jack O’Connell and supporting actor for Sean Harris. Pic centers on a young British soldier, played by O’Connell, who is stranded in an Ira controlled area of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 1971.

Matthew Warchus’ “Pride” picked up seven nominations, and “Catch Me Daddy,” “Frank” and “Mr Turner” nabbed five nominations each.

Nominees in the acting categories include Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley for “The Imitation Game,” and Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal for “Frank.”

Joining “’71” in the British independent film category are “Calvary,” “Mr Turner,” “Pride” and “The Imitation Game.”

More than 250 films were submitted. A pre-selection committee of more than 70 members selected the nominees. The winners, which will be decided by a jury,
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Scottish talent network hires Claudia Yusef

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Scottish talent network hires Claudia Yusef
Claudia Yusef is named Talent Develepment Executive for the Scottish Film Talent Network.

The Centre for the Moving Image (Cmi), DigiCult and Hopscotch Films have announced the appointment of Claudia Yusef as Talent Development Executive for the Scottish Film Talent Network (Sftn).

Yusef had been development executive at 42 Management & Productions, where she worked on films including Welcome To The Punch and Monsters: Dark Continent, and she takes the new post at Sftn in November.

She said: “I’m looking forward to joining this exciting and important initiative, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to help find and nurture a new generation of Scottish talent.”

Her remit will include identifying film talent and projects suitable for funding or development support, working across feature film script development, and short film development and production.

Sftn is a consortium comprised of Cmi, DigiCult and Hopscotch Films, representing Scotland in the UK wide BFI Net.Work initiative
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'71 up for Efa Discovery prize

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'71 up for Efa Discovery prize
Yann Demange’s thriller among five debut films nominated for European Discovery 2014.

The European Film Academy has revealed the nominees for the European Discovery 2014 - Prix Fipresci, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.

This year’s nominations were determined by a committee comprised of Efa Board Members Ilann Girard (France) and Dagmar Jacobsen (Germany), Efa Members Paul Negoescu (Romania) and José Luis Cienfuegos (Spain), as well as Krzysztof Kwiatkowski (Poland), Marco Spagnoli (Italy) and Neil Young (UK) as representatives of Fipresci, the International Federation of Film Critics.

The nominated films are are:

10,000 Km

Spain

Directed By: Carlos Marques-Marcet

Written By: Carlos Marques-Marcet & Clara Roquet

Produced By: Tono Folguera, Sergi Moreno, Jana Díaz Juhl, Danielle Schleif & Pau Brunet

‘71

UK

Directed By: Yann Demange

Written By: Gregory Burke

Produced By: Angus Lamont, Robin Gutch

Party Girl

France

Written & Directed By: Marie Amachoukeli, [link
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’71 movie review (London Film Festival)

Remember this name: Jack O’Connell. He is magnificent in one of the most remarkable portraits of soldiering in recent memory. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Remember this name: Jack O’Connell. Because he is going to be huge. The 24-year-old British actor blew us away last year with his performance as a juvenile offender thrown into an adult prison in Starred Up, but that was a bit of an ensemble piece. Now, with the period action suspense thriller ’71, he is carrying a film on his own for the first time, and he is magnificent. His Gary Hook is a British raw army recruit sent to Belfast in 1971, in the early days of the Troubles, where kids play in the streets amidst burning cars (when they aren’t tossing “water balloons” full of urine
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