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  • Pakistani girl shot by Taliban opens British library

    Pakistani girl shot by Taliban opens British library
    LONDON -- Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head last year for advocating education for girls like herself, honored her own weapon of choice Tuesday: the book. The 16-year-old, who was hospitalized in Britain after being...
  • Patrick McKenna Made Chairman of U.K.'s National Film and Television School

    Patrick McKenna, the chief exec of U.K. media investment and advisory group Ingenious Media, has been tapped as the chairman of the National Film and Television School. The financier, who has invested coin into "Avatar," "Life of Pi," "Trance," "127...
  • A timely French victory off the Virginia Capes ensures Washington's triumph at Yorktown

    A timely French victory off the Virginia Capes ensures Washington's triumph at Yorktown
    Those Americans who hold the French in such contempt today might do well to look back at Sept. 5, 1781 for an instructive history lesson. Without the French sailors who defeated the Royal Navy in the Battle of the Capes, Washington's triumph over...
  • Weinstein Co. Taps Jamie Schwartz As International Marketing President

    With awards season getting underway, The Weinstein Company has hired veteran exec Jamie Schwartz as president of international marketing. Schwartz will be heading and overseeing international marketing for TWC releases from their UK offices. As VP of...
  • Retail Therapy: Chile Fest heats up South Coast Plaza

    Back to fashion: Teen Model presents a back-to-school fashion show from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Mall, 1025 Westminster Mall, Westminster. The show includes a fall trend preview, performances and surprises. It is co-sponsored by Macys and...
  • Arclight Shines on Hollywood Classics

    HONG KONG - Arclight Films, the Sydney and Los Angeles-based sales and finance company, has picked up sales rights to the massive Hollywood Classics library across much of Asia. Arclight will handle TV and new media rights in Asia, excluding Japan, but...
  • Toronto Film Festival's British Invasion

    The British are coming. And this year they are coming in droves to the Toronto Film Festival. There are no fewer than 23 U.K. pics in the fest lineup -- a hefty number for the territory. While Toronto has always been considered a great launchpad for...
  • Toronto: International Films That Have Festgoers Talking

    "Attila Marcel" (France) International sales: Pathe With his live-action debut, French animation auteur Sylvain Chomet has transposed the offbeat charm, singular characters and richly layered visual style of his Oscar-nommed hand-drawn toons, "The...
  • David Walliams To Voice Pudsey

    Brit comic David Walliams is set to voice the character of Pudsey in the "Britain's Got Talent" winner's feature pic "Pudsey: The Movie." The family pic, which is helmed by Nick Moore ("Wild Child," "Horrid Henry: The Movie"), follows a stray London...
  • Hat Trick International Inks Deal With U.K.'s Outline Productions

    Hat Trick International, which distributes programs such as "Have I Got News for You" and "Outnumbered," has inked a distribution output deal with Blighty's Outline Productions. Deal will see Hat Trick exclusively rep Outline's new programming...
  • Johnny Marr interview: A guitar hero who serves the song

    As guitar heroes go, Johnny Marr is a fairly unassuming one. His riffs, fills and solos – usually exceedingly terse and to the point – have helped shape countless indelible songs over the last 30 years for the Smiths, The The, Electronic (with...
  • Pitchfork preview: Your guide to every festival act

    Pitchfork preview: Your guide to every festival act
    What: Pitchfork Music Festival Where: Union Park, 1501 W. Randolph St. When: 3 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday What: 46 bands/artists, three stages, hosted by e-zine pitchfork.com Info: Pitchforkmusicfestival.com Tickets: Ticketweb.com...