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Miramax picks up rights to Scottish Drama!

LONDON- - Miramax Films has aquired Shona Auerbach's Scottish drama "Dear Frankie" for distribution in North and South America, Spain, Italy and Australia. The Pic, starring Emily Mortimer and Gerard Butler, is the story of a single mother who writes letter's to her...

Dance card fills up with star vehicles

A diverse assortment of American and international pictures fills out the star-laden Premieres section of the Sundance Film Festival, while some new works from seldom-represented nations dot the extensive World Cinema and World Documentary categories. The Jan. 15...

2004;THE ONES TO WATCH

Scotland's future depends on one thing: its people. As we enter 2004, we profile the personalities who will be making headlines this year - and during the years to come - in the cultural and political life of the nation. Here, in words and pictures, are some of those...

Tribeca festgoers cross the party line

NEW YORK --- Tribeca bashes finished off with full downtown flair this past weekend, with slick back-to-back soirees at some of the neighborhood's grooviest destinations. Friday night featured a 20th anni bash for U.K.-based indie Working Title ("has it really been 20...

SCOTS’ CANNES-DO ATTITUDE

ALTHOUGH it is not necessarily a strong year for British film at Cannes, there will be a Scottish presence in the south of France this week, determinedly keeping the country's film industry foremost in the minds of distributors and directors. One Scottish filmmaker...

US studio snaps up British tearjerker

A GENTLE low-budget British film could be one of the surprise hits of the year after being seized by Miramax, the American movie giant, for initial screening in the United States rather than Britain. It is extremely rare for a British film to be shown in America...

Notting Hill star filming in to

Emily Mortimer on location filming Natural History WELL-KNOWN actress Emily Mortimer is shooting a film in Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow over the next seven weeks. In the movie, called Natural History, she plays a single mother who bizarrely hires a father for...

‘Windows’ needled

SEATTLE -- The 30th annual Seattle Film Festival wrapped its 25-day run Sunday with the North American premiere of Patrice Leconte (news)'s "Intimate Strangers," followed by the event's closing gala. In a ceremony held earlier that day, at their vertiginous namesake...

Emily tips Glasgow as top UK film spot

ACTRESS Emily Mortimer is tipping Glasgow as a potential film capital of Britain. Emily, star of hits such as The 51st State, is in the city filming the family drama Natural History. It's her second film in a row here - last year she starred opposite Ewan McGregor in...

From Tomb to Time

It's been a busy year for Gerard Butler. The one-time Dracula has been chasing ancient relics with Lara Croft and jumping back to the middle ages in the upcoming Timeline, as he tells Bryan Cairns. Most actors would rather pull out their own fingernails than recall...

Dear Frankie Review – Rolling Stone

Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Sharon Small, Jack McElhone, Mary Riggans Directed by Shona Auerbach 2005 Drama Rated PG-13 - for language Gerard Butler hid his looks behind a mask and disfiguring makeup in The Phantom of the Opera. But onscreen in Dear Frankie, Butler...

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