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Sony Pictures LA

The Sony hacking crisis: timeline

18-Dec-2014 | By Larry Bartleet

UPDATED: On the day Sony cancels the release of The Interview, Screen charts the timeline of events in the hacking crisis.

Palm Springs unveils full line-up

18-Dec-2014 | By

The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) has announced its complete line-up including Premieres, New Voices/New Visions and Modern Masters.

Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis brings Bitter Lake to Rotterdam

18-Dec-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Rotterdam unveils initial Signals programme focusing on ‘contemporary reality.’

Legendary options The Damned

18-Dec-2014 | By

Thomas Tull’s Legendary Pictures has optioned rights to Andrew Pyper’s forthcoming novel The Damned.

Portal to Hell

Raven Banner enters Portal to Hell

18-Dec-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Distributor acquires international sales rights to Vivieno Caldinelli’s horror comedy, which stars Roddy Piper.

Laurence Fishburne

Glasgow Youth Festival restructures

18-Dec-2014 | By Larry Bartleet

Child-friendly films moved to Glasgow’s main festival.

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FilmNation, Roadshow Films strike equity pact

17-Dec-2014 | By

FilmNation Entertainment has sold a roughly one-third stake of the company valued at $18m to Roadshow in a strategic partnership that sees both parties seek to expand their production operations.

The Dressmaker

Kate Winslet in The Dressmaker: first look

17-Dec-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Production wraps in Australia on Jocelyn Moorhouse feature.

Simon Rees

Simon Rees to leave DCM

17-Dec-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Rees to step down after four years as CEO; Karen Stacey interim CEO.

Max & Me

Dos Corazones wraps Max & Me

17-Dec-2014 | By

Production has wrapped in Mexico City on Dos Corazones Films’ animation as the company prepares to introduce it to Berlin buyers in February.

Cairo Time

DFM unveils first acquisition deals

17-Dec-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Dolphins, Abood Kandaishan and Cairo Time are the among the first titles set to be released theatrically in the Middle East thanks to the Dubai Film Market’s new distribution programme.

Lotte World Tower

Asia's largest cinema shut down

17-Dec-2014 | By

Seoul Metropolitan City has ordered Lotte Cinema’s World Tower branch, housing the Guinness record holder for world’s biggest screen, to shut down.

Les Moonves

Leslie Moonves joins USC school board

17-Dec-2014 | By

The president and CEO of CBS Corporation has joined the USC School Of Cinematic Arts board of councillors, Dean Elizabeth M Daley announced.

Lucia Recalde Langarica

MEDIA needs 'balance between continuity and innovation'

17-Dec-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New MEDIA head Lucia Recalde Langarica tells Screen about untapped potential in European talent.

Agata Kulesza

Ida wins 2014 LUX Film Prize

17-Dec-2014 | By

Ida has continued its winning streak by being voted as the winner of the eighth LUX Film Prize by members of the European Parliament.

Sundance Institute names 12 screenwriters fellows

17-Dec-2014 | By

Sundance Institute has announced the 12 projects selected for the 2015 January Screenwriters Lab set to run from January 16-21.

Christopher Nolan

Art Directors Guild to honour quartet

17-Dec-2014 | By

For the first time in its history the guild is awarding lifetime achievement awards in all four crafts comprising the ADG (IATSE Local 800) at the 19th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in Los Angeles on January 31.

The Interview

Five chains drop The Interview

17-Dec-2014 | By

DECEMBER 17 UPDATE: Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cineplex Entertainment and Cinemark are understood to have joined Carmike Cinemas’ boycott of the Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy in light of ambiguous threats by the hackers believed to be behind the Sony cyber attack.

Dubai Film Market

DIFF’s Cinetech to extend beyond festival

17-Dec-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The 11th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) closes today, but film industry professionals will be able to watch many of the Arab films in the selection online for the next nine months.

DIFF 2014 Ministry Of Interior Award

Al Murry wins first Ministry of Interior Award

17-Dec-2014 | By

Emirati filmmaker Saeed Salmeen Al Murry has won the inaugural Ministry of Interior Award for Best Societal Screenplay at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) for his project Going To Heaven.

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 Into The Woods

Into The Woods

By Tim Grierson

Dir: Rob Marshall. US. 2014. 124mins

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Berlin

Call For Submissions: Screen's Berlin EFM 2015 Product Guide

28-Nov-2014

Screen International presents our 2015 Berlinale/EFM Product Guide

DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Fleet Of Time

Fleet Of Time rules China box office

17-Dec-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Zhang Yibai’s Fleet Of Time stayed at the top of China’s box office in its second week, grossing $35.64m from 6.3 million admissions.

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AWARDS COUNTDOWN

Oscars

The hunt for Best Picture

The best picture nominations race is on the final lap. Jeremy Kay analyses the contenders.

On set of Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.

Richard Linklater on set of Boyhood with Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.

Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan, Mommy

At the age of 25, Xavier Dolan has already made five features. He tells John Hazelton why Mommy is illustrative of the kind of storytelling he’s most interested in and why he finds the female psyche so compelling.

On set of Foxcatcher

Bennett Miller & Jon Kilik, Foxcatcher

Director Bennett Miller and producer Jon Kilik reveal why Foxcatcher - their murderous story of class, power and brotherly love - was so many years in the making. Jeremy Kay reports.

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SCREEN AWARDS

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2014 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2014

Screen Awards 2014 Distributor studio

GALLERY: Screen Awards 2014 Video

Photos of the Screen Awards 2014 winners and drinks reception.

Screen Awards 2014 winners

UPDATED (gallery/official winners book): The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2014 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

TERRITORY FOCUS

Gone With The Bullets

TERRITORY FOCUS: China

Screen’s third China special looks at Sino-US collaborations and the trends shaping domestic production.

The Water Diviner

TERRITORY FOCUS: Australia

There is much to champion in Australia this year, and Screen is thrilled to highlight a few of these talents and trends.

INTERVIEWS

Jan-Wllem Van Ewijk

Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Atlantic

Dutch director Jan-Willem van Ewijk explains to Melanie Goodfellow how a passion for windsurfing in Morocco was the inspiration for his film Atlantic.

Daoud Abdel Sayed

Daoud Abdel Sayed, Out Of The Ordinary

Egyptian filmmaker Daoud Abdel Sayed talks to Liz Shackleton about working with child actors and tackling the supernatural in his latest film, Out Of The Ordinary, which is premiering at DIFF.

Toni El Massih

Toni El Massih, VOX Cinemas

Toni El Massih, director of distribution and film content at pan-Arab exhibitor VOX Cinemas, talks to Melanie Goodfellow about programming screens in the region.

The spark of Electricity

Director Bryn Higgins and star Agyness Deyn talk about bringing a unique young woman to life in British drama Electricity.

El Clan

Pablo Trapero, El Clan

The Argentine wunderkind behind Carancho, White Elephant and Lion’s Den sat down with Jeremy Kay to discuss his latest film four weeks into production in Buenos Aires.

Pantelis Voulgaris

Pantelis Voulgaris, Little England

The Brides director returns with Greece’s foreign language Oscar submission, the story of two sisters who harbour a terrible secret while spending their lives in love with the same man.

Mipo Oh

Mipo O, The Light Shines Only There

Elbert Wyche talks to O about her fourth feature, a pensive drama about a depressed man played by Go Ayano who is trying to escape his painful past.

SET REPORT

Urban Hymn

Set Report: Urban Hymn

From the London set of Urban Hymn, Adam Woodard talks to writer Nick Moorcroft and director Michael Caton-Jones about the drama.

The Ones Below

Set report: The Ones Below

David Farr’s feature directorial debut, The Ones Below, is a study of contemporary London, the loneliness of motherhood and the anxiety of the modern world. Wendy Mitchell visits the set.

Set report: Shaun the Sheep the Movie

On the set of Shaun The Sheep The Movie, Aardman Animations veterans are taking inspiration from silent comedy to guide the flock to the big screen. Wendy Mitchell reports.