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UK’s MetFilm School has appointed David Howell as its new CEO

Howell was formerly commercial director for The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance from 2015 to 2018; and was executive general manager for First Leisure Corporation prior to his academic career. He is also director of the Higher Education Statistics Agency, and Independent HE – a national body for independent providers of higher education. MetFilm School is based at Ealing Studios in London, and also has a campus at BUFA Studios


Entries for AFI FEST 2019 are now being accepted and filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through FilmFreeway. AFI FEST will have submission deadlines — early, official and final — for fiction shorts (under 40 minutes), nonfiction shorts (under 40 minutes) and feature films. FEATURES AND SHORTS Early Deadline – March 29Official Deadline – May 3Final Deadline – July 12 Read More

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The CFILM Podcast! Ben Model On W. C. Fields And It’s The Old Army Game!

Just when you thought we were done with W. C. Fields! Ben Model, our resident expert on silent film, is here with a short guest episode on Fields’ silent work. Model discusses how these silents fit into the canon of such a verbal comedian, both as historical artifacts and as invaluable examples of his work and vision. Don’t forget to listen to previous episodes of our podcast for more W.



Pearl Studio, one of the world’s leading creators of animated entertainment for the global family market, has gifted $100,000 in scholarships to UCLA TFT in memory of screenwriter, director and producer Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give, Under the Tuscan Sun) to fund current use and endowed M.F.A. scholarships in directing and screenwriting. Wells, a UCLA TFT alumna, passed away on October 4, 2018.   Two current-use scholarships will be awarded from the