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Amy named Best Documentary at 2016 BAFTAs

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February 17, 2016
Amy, the documentary on the story of singer songwriter Amy Winehouse directed by Asif Kapadia and coproduced by Universal Music, was named best documentary at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.

Featuring unseen archival footage and unheard songs, Amy tells the story of the late singer of “  Back to Black” and “Rehab”,  who died in 2011. From her first gigs in English pubs to her rise to fame, the film paints a stunning portray of a fallen music star. It was directed by Asif Kapadia, who won the best documentary Bafta in 2012 for Senna.

For Universal Music UK chairman David Joseph, who also is one of the film’s executive producers, AMY is a very complicated and tender movie: “It tackles lots of things about family and media, fame, addiction, but most importantly it captures the very heart of what Amy was about, which is an amazing person and a true musical genius.”

The film is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category at the forthcoming Academy Awards is already a hit with both critics and general audiences alike as it has already beaten box office records for a British documentary.

 


 
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The Cargo platform: a new business incubator dedicated to the cultural industries

April 11, 2016

Vivendi joins Paris&Co, the economic development and innovation agency of Paris, to launch The Cargo platform dedicated to the cultural, creative and digital content industries.

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Parity between women and men on screen, the Bechdel test: 4000 films rated

February 3, 2016

To pass the Bechdel test a film must have at least two named women in it who talk to each other about something besides a man. Polygraph has analyzed the results on the test of the main 4000 films of the past 20 years, 214 Canal+ films among them. Here there are.

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