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

Screen International
editorMatt Mueller
Former editorsWendy Mitchell
CategoriesTrade journal
Frequency10 issues per year
PublisherMedia Business Insight
First issue1889
CountryUnited Kingdom
Based inLondon, England

The magazine is primarily aimed at those involved in the global film business. The magazine in its current form was founded in 1975,[1] and its website,, 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 Edit

Screen International traces its history back to 1889 with the publication of Optical Magic Lantern and Photographic Enlarger.[2] At the turn of the 20th century, the name changed to Cinematographic Journal and in 1907 it was renamed Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly.

Kinematograph Weekly Edit

Kinematograph and Lantern Weekly contained trade news, advertisements, reviews, exhibition advice, and reports of regional and national meetings of trade organisations such as the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association and the Kinema Renters' Society. It was first published by pioneering film enthusiast, industrialist and printing entrepreneur E. T. Heron. In 1919 it was renamed Kinematograph Weekly which was further shortened in 1959 to Kine Weekly.

The title was sold to British and American Film Holdings Ltd in September 1971, which merged it with rival film-trade paper Today's Cinema.[3][4] It was later renamed CinemaTV Today.

Launch of Screen International Edit

In 1975, Peter King purchased the struggling CinemaTV Today from Sir John Woolf for £50,000 and relaunched the publication as Screen International.[5][3] The first issue of Screen International was published on 6 September 1975. King sold the publication in 1989 to the International Thomson Organization.[3]

Many Screen International journalists have gone on to become major industry figures, including Colin Vaines, who ran production for companies such as Miramax and GK Films, and who has produced many award-winning film and television projects.[5]

Screen Daily (website) Edit

In addition to its print magazine, Screen International maintains Screen Daily website, providing a real-time view of the film industry.[6]

Editors Edit

The editors of Screen International include:

  • Peter Noble (1975-1979)[5]
  • Quentin Falk, Editor (1979–1982)[3]
  • Colin Vaines, Co-Editor (1982–83)[5]
  • Adrian Hodges, Co-Editor (1982–83)[5]
  • Terry Ilott, Editor (1983–87)
  • Nick Roddick, Editor (1987–88)
  • Oscar Moore (1991-1994)[7]
  • Boyd Farrow, Editor (1995–98)
  • Colin Brown, Editor-in-Chief (1998–2008)
  • Michael Gubbins, Editor (2004–09)
  • Mike Goodridge, Editor (2009–2012)
  • Wendy Mitchell, Editor (2012–14)
  • Matt Mueller, Editor (2015–present)

Offices Edit

Screen International has offices in:

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.

Oscar Moore Foundation Edit

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 £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 Edit

One of Screen International's most influential areas of work is its international talent spotting under the Stars of Tomorrow brand.[further explanation needed] A special edition of the magazine to highlight up-and-coming talent was established in 2004 in the UK. Since 2010, Stars of Tomorrow has been curated by Fionnuala Halligan, Screen chief film critic.

2000s Edit

Year Category List
2004 Actors
2005 Actors
  • Alastair Clark
  • Rachel Robey
  • Mia Bays
2006 Actors
2007 Actors
  • Anna Higgs
  • Gavin Humphries
2008 Actors
2009 Actors

2010s Edit

Year Category List
2010 Actors
2011 Filmmakers
2012 Actors
2013 Actors
2014 Actors
2015 Actors
2016 Actors
2017 Actors
2018 Actors
2019 Actors

2020s Edit

Year Category List
2020 Actors
  • Rienkje Attoh (producer)
  • Akinola Davies Jr (writer-director)
  • Colum Eastwood (writer-director)
  • Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor (producer)
  • Ella Glendining (writer-director-actor)
  • Matilda Ibini (writer)
  • Naqqash Khalid (writer-director)
  • Declan Lawn, Adam Patterson (writer-directors)
  • Courttia Newland (writer)
  • Jayisha Patel (writer-director)
  • Charlotte Regan (writer-director)
  • Tom Wood (producer)[13]
2021 Actors
Actors and filmmakers
Heads of department
  • Heather Basten
  • Olan Collardy
  • Gini Godwin
  • Grace Snell
  • Claire Anne Williams
2022 Actors
Heads of department
2023 Actors
Actors and filmmakers

Competition Edit

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

See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "About Screen International".
  2. ^ "The Optical Magic Lantern Journal (September 1889)" (PDF). 21 January 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d Falk, Quentin (21 December 2015). "Screen at 40: From cinema to Screen". Screen International. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  4. ^ "The Kine is sold". Kine Weekly. 11 September 1971. p. 3.
  5. ^ a b c d e McNab, Geoffrey (29 October 2018). "Trailblazing former Screen International publisher Peter King dies aged 90". Screen International. Retrieved 11 September 2022.
  6. ^ "Screen media pack 2011" (PDF). Screen.
  7. ^ Farrow, Boyd (20 September 1996). "Oscar Moore 1960-1996". Screen International. p. 12.
  8. ^ "Screen unveils 2011 Stars of Tomorrow". Screen.
  9. ^ a b "Screen unveils 2012 UK Stars of Tomorrow | News | Screen". Retrieved 2015-12-23.
  10. ^ a b "Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2017 with BFI London Film Festival". Screen International. 2 October 2017. Archived from the original on 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Screen Stars of Tomorrow 2018". Screen. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2019". Screen International. 8 July 2019. Archived from the original on 9 July 2019. Retrieved 19 September 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow". Screen International. 28 September 2020.

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