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The magazine is primarily aimed at those involved in the global movie business. The weekly magazine in its current form was founded in 1975 with its website, Screendaily.com, 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.
Screen International can trace its history back to the earliest days of the United Kingdom industry.
- 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
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. Its conferences, including the annual European Film Finance Summit in Berlin and the UK Film Finance Conference in London, are among the most influential events in the calendar, attracting big audiences and major industry figures.
In addition to its print magazine, Screen International maintains a blog site titled Screen Daily which provides a more real-time view of the film industry.
As of February 2011[update] until end July 2012, the editor of Screen International is Mike Goodridge, who is 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, while the Asia bureau chief, based in Hong Kong, is Liz Shackleton. Its official photographer is Andrew Douglas Ross.
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 U.K.
- Anna Higgs
- Gavin Humphries
- Jessica and Henrietta Ashworth screenwriters
- Mahalia Belo writer-director
- Fyzal Boulifa writer-director
- Dominic Buchanan producer
- Henry Darke writer-director
- Stuart Earl composer
- Ruth Fowler writer
- Mustapha Kseibati writer-director
- Annemarie Lean-Vercoe cinematographer
- David Leon actor-writer-director
- William McGregor writer-director
- Jamie Stone writer-director
- Kibwe Tavares writer-director
- Daniel Wolfe writer-director
- EMAP, Screen International's publisher