East London is seeing a surge in film business courtesy of initiatives like the East London Moving Image Initiative, which has been designed to promote the area as a creative hub.
It has been an interesting year for London's best-known studios, two-studio complex Pinewood Shepperton and Ealing Studios, with hastily withdrawn tax shelters hastily and a stock listing.
Helmer and digital cinema advocate Mike Figgis is dabbling in mobile phone content with the launch of the second annual Nokia Shorts competition today in London.
European films performed well in their home markets in 2003 but failed to ignite international B.O. as overall ticket sales dropped 4.4%, according to the European Audiovisual Observatory.
DVD distrib Anchor Bay Entertainment U.K. is moving into theatrical releases, kicking off with four horror titles similar to those that have made its DVD sales a success.