Daily Archives: February 28, 2011

Peter Spiegel

If it is axiomatic that success has many fathers, it should be no surprise that many will this week claim parentage to “The King’s Speech”, the low-budget film that ran away with the most Oscars at Sunday night’s Academy Awards ceremony.

But the European Union?

Monday morning, Androulla Vassiliou, the European commissioner in charge of cultural issues, put out a statement noting the film received €562,000 in “distribution support” from the EU’s Media programme, which spends about €110m per year to promote and distribute European films. Read more