Tiscali to offer London Film Festival Screen Talks online

LONDON - Broadband company Tiscali is to sponsor the 2008 Times BFI London Film Festival Screen Talks and upload the footage online.

The Screen Talks will feature prominent figures whose films premiere during the London Film Festival this month, including actors Robert Carlyle and Michael Sheen, and director Danny Boyle.

Carlyle, star of 'Trainspotting' and the 'The Full Monty', will be talking about his latest film 'I Know You Know', while Sheen, who made his international name with his portrayal of Tony Blair in 'The Queen' and 'The Deal' will be speaking about his performance as David Frost in 'Frost/Nixon'.

In addition to showcasing 'Slumdog Millionaire' at the closing night gala of the festival, Boyle will talk about his career since his critically acclaimed debut feature 'Shallow Grave', in 1995.

Tiscali intends to make these in-depth career interviews available to watch online for free.

Neal McCleave, managing director of Media Services at Tiscali, said: "We are very happy to announce our sponsorship of Screen Talks, especially in light of this year's fantastic line-up.

"By showing Screen Talks online we will be featuring the sort of in-depth career interviews you just do not see on TV anymore and also bring the experience of the London Film Festival home to film fans around the country." 

Last week, Tiscali announced that it was also screening online nine full-length films from this month's Raindance Film Festival, including Brit flick 'One Day Removals' and music documentary 'Agile, Mobile, Hostile' about the life of R&B legend Andre Williams.