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‘Chariots of Fire’ Conductor Harry Rabinowitz Dies at 100

23 June 2016 7:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Conductor and composer Harry Rabinowitz, who worked on more than 60 films including as the conductor on “Chariots of Fire,” has died at the age of 100, according to the BBC.

Rabinowitz was born in Johannesburg in 1916, and moved to England in 1946 to study at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

He served as head of music at BBC TV Light Entertainment in the 1960s, and as head of music services at London Weekend Television in the 1970s. In 1977 he was awarded a national honor, the MBE.

He composed scores for many TV shows including “Reilly: Ace of Spies,” for which he received a BAFTA nomination in 1984.

Rabinowitz worked as a conductor on several films with British director Anthony Minghella, including “The English Patient,” “The Talented Mr. Ripley” and “Cold Mountain.” He also worked on many Merchant Ivory pictures, including James Ivory’s “The Remains of the Day” and “Howards End. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Picture Tree Boards Matthias Schweighoefer Comedy ‘The Most Beautiful Day’ (Exclusive)

29 January 2016 2:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Berlin-based sales company Picture Tree Intl. has picked up road-movie comedy “The Most Beautiful Day,” which toplines Matthias Schweighoefer, one of Germany’s biggest film stars. The movie will make its market premiere on Feb. 12 at Berlin’s European Film Market.

The film, which Florian David Fitz directs and co-stars in, will be released in Germany by Warner Bros. Hopes are high that it’ll follow the path set by other recent German comedies, such as “Fack Ju Goehte 2,” which have crossed-over into the mainstream and become box-office hits, as well as selling widely abroad.

The pic centers on quirky, overambitious pianist Andi and the happy-go-lucky, laid-back Benno. They have just one thing in common: both are diagnosed with a fatal disease. With their end seemingly around the corner, Benno convinces Andi to escape the dead-end hospice and to go on a road trip in search of their last and most awesome day. »

- Leo Barraclough

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Picture Tree readies German distribution push

25 January 2016 4:10 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Elisabeth Scharang’s Jack, Simon Jaquemet’s War (Chrieg) earmarked for local distribution.

German sales company Picture Tree International (Pti) is to expand into local theatrical distribution with two titles from its sales line-up: Swiss director Simon Jaquemet’s drama War (Chrieg) and Elisabeth Scharang’s Locarno debut Jack.

Picture Tree has set an April 28 release for War (Chrieg), which debuted at San Sebastian 2014 and screened at Berlin 2015, while Jack is set for release later in the year.

Speaking to ScreenDaily from Sundance at the weekend, Pti managing director Andreas Rothbauer discussed the push into local distribution.

“We initially want to gather some experience with a few of our sales titles provided they weren’t already licensed to a German distributor,” Rothbauer explained.

“World sales is our core business and, depending on this, we will decide which film might make sense for in-house distribution. However, as the German market is very competitive, I think that »

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