The new issue of Sight & Sound is up: online are Jonathan Romney’s talk with director Annie Griffin about "Festival," her savage comedy about Edinburgh’s Fringe festival; Nick James’ look at Robert Mitchum; Roger Clarke reviewing "Dear Wendy"; Ginette Vincendeau reviewing "The Last Mitterrand"; and Leslie Felperin reviewing "Yes."
Styling itself "The Personal Motion Picture Company", a four-year-old film company, eDv Productions in London’s Notting Hill is the brand leader in this emerging sector of the British film industry. With a turnover of Â£1.2m and a staff of 24 editors, camera people and directors, eDv has all the buzz of a fully fledged TV production house – even though none of its work will ever be seen publicly.
There’s something fantastically creepy about their website. "Montage documentaries of archive material" will run you around $3,500 to $9,000, while a full biographical film (with a film crew showing up at your house) can cost up to $70,000.