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Screen International

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editor  Matt Mueller
Categories  Trade journal
Publisher  Media Business Insight
Former editors  Wendy Mitchell
Frequency  10 issues per year
First issue  1889

Screen International is a film magazine covering the international film business. It is published by Media Business Insight, a British B2B media company.

Contents

The magazine is primarily aimed at those involved in the global film business. The magazine in its current form was founded in 1975, and its website, Screendaily.com, was added in 2001.

Screen International also produces daily publications at film festivals and markets in Berlin, Germany; Cannes, France; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California; and Hong Kong.

History

Screen International traces its history back to 1889 when it was founded under the name of Optical Magic Lantern and Photographic Enlarger, only to change its name to Cinematographic Journal at the turn of the 20th century. The name was later changed to Kine Weekly in 1907 and to Today’s Cinema sixty five years later in 1972. In 1975, Peter King purchased CinemaTV Today from Sir John Woolf and relaunched the publication as Screen International.

  • 1889: founded as Optical Magic Lantern and Photographic Enlarger
  • 1900: becomes Cinematographic Journal
  • 1907: becomes Kine Weekly
  • 1972: becomes Today’s Cinema and subsequently CinemaTV Today
  • 1975: becomes Screen International published by Rex Publications
  • Many Screen International journalists have gone on to become major industry figures, including Colin Vaines, the head of the U.K. division of Miramax Films

    Offices

    Screen International has offices in:

  • Hong Kong
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Los Angeles, California, United States
  • New York City, New York, United States
  • It has a network of more than forty correspondents around the world. It hosts conferences, including the annual European Film Finance Summit in Berlin and the UK Film Finance Conference in London.

    Website

    In addition to its print magazine, Screen International maintains Screen Daily website, providing a real-time view of the film industry.

    Staff

    From February 2011 until July 2012, the editor of Screen International was Mike Goodridge, who was based in the main London office. Goodridge was succeeded by Wendy Mitchell, who previously worked at Screen as UK Reporter and Senior Editor. The US office is run by journalist Jeremy Kay, and the Asia bureau chief, based in Hong Kong, is Liz Shackleton. Its official photographer is Andrew Douglas Ross.

    Former editors

    The editors of Screen International have been:

  • Quentin Falk, Editor (1979–82)
  • Colin Vaines, Co-Editor (1982–83)
  • Adrian Hodges, Co-Editor (1982–83)
  • Terry Ilott, Editor (1983–87)
  • Nick Roddick, Editor (1987–88)
  • Boyd Farrow, Editor (1995–98)
  • Colin Brown, Editor-in-Chief (1998–2008)
  • Michael Gubbins, Editor (2004–09)
  • Mike Goodridge, Editor (2009–12)
  • Wendy Mitchell, Editor (2012–14)
  • Matt Mueller, Editor (2015–present)
  • Oscar Moore Foundation

    A former editor in chief, Oscar Moore—who was also a columnist for The Guardian and a novelist—died of an AIDS-related illness in 1996. The Oscar Moore Foundation was established in 1997 as a charitable foundation administered by Screen International. The foundation's aim is to foster new European screenwriting talent by awarding an annual prize of UK£10,000 to the best first draft screenplay in a genre which changes each year. A foundation patron, Emma Thompson, is an actress and screenwriter who has won an Academy Award for both disciplines.

    Screen International Stars of Tomorrow

    One of Screen International's most influential areas of work is its international talent spotting under the Stars Of Tomorrow brand. A special edition of the magazine to highlight up-and-coming talent was established in 2004 in the UK.

    2005 producers

  • Alastair Clark
  • Rachel Robey
  • Mia Bays
  • 2007 producers

  • Anna Higgs
  • Gavin Humphries
  • 2007 writers

  • Peter Harness
  • Jesse Lawrence writer-director
  • Competition

    The magazine's international competitors include its American counterparts Variety and The Hollywood Reporter.

    References

    Screen International Wikipedia


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