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Jamie Dornan to lead WWII thriller

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Ellis to direct, Cillian Murphy to co-star in assassination film.

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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect

By Tim Grierson

Dir: David Gelb. US. 2013. 83mins

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Arrow strikes for Voltage duo

2-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK deals for Nicolas Cage and Jennifer Connelly films.

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Marigold Hotel tops UK chart

2-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sequel scores $5.8m (£3.74m) debut, including previews, to dethrone Fifty Shades of Grey; Universal’s raunchy adaptation crosses £30m mark after 17 days in play.

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Dunn, Cross launch crowdfunding for Sacred Country

2-Mar-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Jaime Winstone to lead cast for Rose Tremain adaptation.

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Radiator wins inaugural Glasgow award

2-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Tom Browne’s feature debut wins first Audience Award; 40,000 admissions for second year in a row.

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Russia to back military history films in 2015

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Crimea and Ukraine-themed films and those showcasing “family values” among those to get support.

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Kaleidoscope sees raft of titles

2-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sundance doc The Wolfpack, Kickboxer reboot and Asterix & Obelix among UK deals.

Distributors play on Oscar success at box office

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There were several noticeable bumps in evidence at the weekend as distributors expanded their theatrical footprints in the wake of last Sunday’s (February 22) Academy Awards.

Focus tops US charts on $19.1m

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Will Smith’s return to action in Warner Bros’ caper opposite Margot Robbie helped the film opened top in North America on an estimated $19.1m over a slow post-Oscar session.

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Sundance Selects buys A Murder In The Park

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The distributor has secured US rights to Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber’s documentary

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Drishyam, Sundance Institute line up writer lab

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Manish Mundra’s production company Drishyam and Sundance Institute have organised the Drishyam – Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab 2015 to take place in Goa, India, from April 12-16.

Metrodome reveals Berlin deals

27-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Deals with Wild Bunch, Memento, Submarine include doc The Seventh Fire, presented by Terrence Malick.

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Daughter of Bruce Lee lines up biopic

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Bruce Lee Enterprises CEO Shannon Lee is teaming up with Lawrence Grey and Janet Yang on a biopic about her iconic father.

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Film i Väst, Nordisk Film, SVT join forces

27-Feb-2015

New joint collaboration aimed to boost visibility of Swedish films and co-produce new features.

Cake tops Still Alice in social buzz

27-Feb-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Jennifer Aniston drama tops Julianne Moore Oscar-winner.

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FCC endorses net neutrality

26-Feb-2015 | By

In a landmark ruling on Thursday that will almost certainly face rigorous appeal, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favour of open access to the internet.

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Denis Villeneuve in talks for Blade Runner

26-Feb-2015 | By

Alcon Entertainment is in talks with the French-Canadian to direct sci-fi sequel Blade Runner and confirmed Harrison Ford will reprise his iconic role as Rick Deckard.

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Chantal Rickards named BAFTA LA CEO

26-Feb-2015 | By

The organisation’s first CEO will relocate from London to Los Angeles

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Wake shoot put on temporary hold

26-Feb-2015 | By

One week into shooting in Cleveland, finance issues have forced Benaroya Films to temporarily halt production on the action thriller starring Bruce Willis.

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Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson's final film nearing production

26-Feb-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A Christmas Miracle was in the works before the British filmmaker died in 2012.

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Strand Releasing finds Guidance

26-Feb-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired all US rights to Pat Mills’ comedy that premiered in Toronto.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen February 2015

Screen February 2015

Download the February 2015 edition of Screen International here including a focus on the European Film Market, a preview of the Berlinale’s world premieres, an Irish tax special, interviews with Arts Alliance and Fortitude International and a territory focus on Spain…

TERRITORY FOCUS: SPAIN

Territory Focus: Spain

Spain is not an easy territory to categorise. In many ways, it is a cinema industry of contrasts.

Spain: hot projects

A preview of some of the most-anticipated Spanish productions and co-productions of the year, from big-budget English-language dramas to Pedro Almodovar’s next women-centric tale. By Juan Sarda.

Battle for the box office

Spain: battle for the box office

Spain has seen a box-office boom in 2014 but admissions were driven by discount ticket schemes. Distributors and exhibitors are looking for new solutions, Juan Sarda reports.

A Spanish Affair

Spain: Overview - a torrid affair

Why are some Spanish producers struggling when home-grown titles are enjoying unprecedented success at the local box office, asks Juan Sarda.

INTERVIEWS

The Treatment

Glasgow FrightFest: into The Woods

Screen reports from the tenth Glasgow FrightFest, featuring interviews with The Woods Movie’s Russ Gomm and The Treatment’s Hans Herbots.

Lluís Quílez

Lluís Quílez, Out Of The Dark

Award-winning short-film director Lluis Quilez tells Nadia Tseng about his next big step with his feature directorial debut on Participant Media’s Out Of The Dark starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman.

Manish Mundra

Manish Mundra on his finance, distribution plans

Although new to the business, Indian producer Manish Mundra has already backed films that have won prizes in Sundance and Berlin. He tells Liz Shackleton about his plans to finance and distribute content-driven Indian cinema.

Raja Sehgal

Oscars: Raja Sehgal talks sound mixing trailers

Sound designer Raja Sehgal reveals the skill behind sound mixing trailers for six out of the eight Best Picture nominations.

Life

Dane DeHaan, Life

Dane DeHaan talks to Screen about portraying James Dean.

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, Queen of the Desert

The film-maker talks about his Berlin competition entry.

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The Imitation Game pre-BAFTA reception

The Imitation Game pre-BAFTA reception

Newport Beach Film Festival hosted a pre-BAFTA private reception to award The Imitation Game last night [Feb 5].

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta Digital: Maximum effect

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

The Theory of Everything, the making of...

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

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