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Film London News Bulletin 28 July 2006

Date posted: 28.07.2006

BBC Film Network and BBC New Talent, are looking to commission new and original music films for Electric Proms. Six new music tracks have been provided by leading independent record labels Warp, Ninja Tune, Domino and 679 Recordings. And the Beeb are looking for talented film-makers to pitch ideas inspired by these tracks. Up to six ideas will be chosen and receive a budget of up to £5,000 to make their film. The films will be produced by Warp Films, and then premiered at BBC Electric Proms in October 2006. To find out more, go to the BBC Film Network.

New Producers Alliance
is hosting an event at the Curzon Soho on Friday 5 August where a panel of experts will answer questions surrounding the new Tax Credits and explore how the new relief system can be applied. For more information and to book go to www.npa.org.uk

Film London is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the Best Audio on a TV/Film Documentary award at UK Post's 2006 Conch Awards. The Conch is the first awards of its kind to recognise the art of audio post-production in film, TV and commercials. The ceremony takes place at the newly built Radisson Edwardian Mayfair on 21 September.

UK Film Council announced that in 2005 UK films shared a 1/3 of all takings at the UK box office. The Top 20 UK films grossed an amazing $3.3billion worldwide, including titles Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire*, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit and Batman Begins*.

Now in its 8th year, Rushes Soho Shorts commences this weekend at venues throughout Soho and central London. The short film festival offers free entry to all screenings. Film London's Head of Production Maggie Ellis is included in this year's panel of judges. For more info visit www.rushes.co.uk/sohoshorts

Chris Cornell of American rock band Audioslave has been announced as the artist to write and record the next theme tune for the new Bond film, Casino Royale*. The song for the 21st Bond film starring Daniel Craig is called You Know My Name. Casino Royale will have its world premiere in London on 14 November.

And finally….

See the trailer for futuristic thriller Children of Men* starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. The film was shot extensively in London and will be released in the UK this autumn.

Compiled by Film London      * Assisted by Film London

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