EFM: Content Film has added another title to its Berlin sales slate and will kick off talks with international buyers next week on Alex Winter’s documentary.
Double win marks the first time two films have shared Australia’s top film prize.
EFM: Penelope Cruz and Diane Kruger are in final talks to star in the romance from Isabel Coixet, whose Nobody Wants The Night will open the Berlinale next week.
Lionsgate and China’s Hunan TV are in advanced talks to strike a three-year film-making pact.
EXCLUSIVE: Soda Pictures has picked up from HanWay Films Canadian rights to the Western following its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the weekend.
EXCLUSIVE: Vampire action film written by Danny King (Wild Bill).
Cinedigm has signed a 12-film deal with Brand Inc over three years and will funnel the original titles through multiple platforms including its OTT channels.
Designer biopic leads the pack with 10 nominations; Kristen Stewart, Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche in the running for actress awards.
The Sundance Institute has announced its short film-making awards with Don Hertzfeldt’s World Of Tomorrow taking the short film grand jury prize.
SUNDANCE: Sony Pictures Classics acquires worldwide rights to comedy starring Lily Tomlin.
ARC Entertainment has acquired all North American rights to Scott Dow’s horror spoof.
BBC Films to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the BAFTA Awards next week.
Taiwanese distributor Catchplay has signed a deal to co-finance and co-distribute three New Regency productions: The Revenant, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell.
Japan’s box office gross rose 6.6% to hit JPY207bn ($1.75bn) last year.
Start-up UK and Beijing-based production company Parc Media has unveiled a slate of three China-UK co-productions, two of which will use Douglas Trumbull’s new MAGI 3D process.
Major new initiatives for Scottish Film Talent announced; 14 projects selected for New Talent Shorts programme.
Mark Damon returns to Berlin with a marquee title in the form of the Bobby Farrelly comedy and along with Tamara Birkemoe will commence pre-sales next week.
A banner year in Park City continued to deliver the goods as Magnolia Pictures acquired world rights to Sean Baker’s comedy. Separately, Fox Searchlight closed a major deal for Brooklyn, while Alchemy, SPC and Lionsgate confirmed previously reported buys on Strangerland, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl and Knock Knock.
EFM: StudioCanal has injected what is sure to become one of the hottest titles at the market, setting the Oscar winner to play amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst in James Marsh’s follow-up to Academy Award nominee The Theory Of Everything.
Antwerp musician Tom Barman, founding member of cult rock band dEUS, is setting aside time to devote to his film work and has three film projects at early stages.
Fox has dropped the first teaser for its summer superhero reboot.
Producer Catherine Bray on the Beyond Clueless team’s strategy for self-distributing the crowd-funded doc, which has taken more than $25,000 (£17,000) to date.
I’m not sure what it felt like in Ljubljana or Dundee, but from Rotterdam the first IFFR Live screening of Jan-Willem van Ewijk’s drama Atlantic. was quite exciting.
“Meet And Greet” is IFFR’s new initiative to allow the public and industry visitors to encounter filmmakers in an informal setting.
Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Daldry; and special reports on the VFX of Interstellar, the Goteborg Film Festival and short films.
Browse the digital version of Screen International here including a focus on cinema bookers, Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festivals, and interviews with Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu, Nightcrawler cinematographer Robert Elswit, The Grand Budapest Hotel production designer Adam Stockhausen and The Imitation Game composer Alexandre Desplat.
Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Jessica Chastain, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, JK Simmons and David Oyelowo…
Browse the digital version of Screen International here…
Pretty much everybody who was anybody in the UK film business and in Park City attended the casual gathering at High West Distillery.
Sundance Film Festival’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth talk to Jeremy Kay about the ‘exhilarating’ selections in the 2015 edition (Jan 22-Feb 1)
Rutger Wolfson, festival director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), tells Wendy Mitchell how the event stays true to its cinephile roots while also having an openness to changing forms and digital models
Only projects with 25% of their financing in place have been selected for Rotterdam’s CineMart.
Weta Digital has grown from one computer to a global VFX powerhouse employing 1,000 people. John Hazelton talks to key executives Richard Taylor and Joe Letteri
The Theory Of Everything is far more than a Stephen Hawking biopic - it’s a ‘triple helix’ of scientific breakthrough, debilitating disease and a one-of-a-kind love story. Wendy Mitchell talks to the team behind the film
The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.
Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.
Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.
Judging by the Park City crowds that attempted to elbow their way into the world premiere of Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief one might say this is Alex Gibney’s most talked-about film to date.
Hot off the Sundance world premiere of his lauded 17th century chiller and the subsequent US deal with A24 Films, director Robert Eggers is thankful that festival audiences “get” his feature directorial debut.
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.
The Thai director talks about his feature inspired by his parents car accident, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
The Cuban director talks about his inter-generational drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
The Austrian director talks about survivalist feature, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
The Argentine director and actress both talk about a woman who lives with a pack of dogs, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).