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Mining value from an Oscar win

What an Academy Award-winning actor can mean for the independent space

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The Lazarus Effect

The Lazarus Effect

By Tim Grierson

Dir: David Gelb. US. 2013. 83mins

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A Murder In The Park

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.

Bruce Lee

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.

Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve in talks for Blade Runner

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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.

Chantal Rickards

Chantal Rickards named BAFTA LA CEO

26-Feb-2015 | By

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

Bruce Willis

Wake shoot put on temporary hold

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

Gerry Anderson

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson's final film nearing production

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

Guidance

Strand Releasing finds Guidance

26-Feb-2015 | By

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

Bernard Hill

OAP heist comedy Golden Years begins shoot

26-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Bernard Hill, Virginia McKenna head MoliFilms comedy.

Odeon Holloway Road

Odeon seeks $1.55bn sale

26-Feb-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Exhibition giant Odeon is to go on sale for approximately £1bn, its owner has announced.

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep to narrate Shout Gladi Gladi

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The multiple Oscar winner has come on board to narrate the documentary about fistula, a debilitating condition that turns healthy African women into outcasts.

Steve Jobs

Union to handle VFX on Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic

26-Feb-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Visual effects firm behind The Theory of Everything and the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony appointed sole vendor.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

Adam Goodman out at Paramount

26-Feb-2015 | By

The studio’s film group president is leaving the role after six years.

The Golden Era

Ann Hui's Golden Era leads Asian Film Awards noms

26-Feb-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Black Coal Thin Ice, Haider and Blind Massage also score multiple nominations.

Murmur of the Hearts

Sylvia Chang’s Murmur to open HKIFF

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Philip Yung’s Port Of Call to close the festival.

Glassland

Glassland shines at EFM for Kaleidoscope Video

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EXCLUSIVE: Screen International LA Star Of Tomorrow 2014 Gerard Barrett’s crime drama starring Toni Collette and Jack Reynor proved a popular sales title at the recent EFM in Berlin.

Germany's Commerzbank boosts financing to $340m

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Germany’s Commerzbank is prepared to serve as a financier of more international co-productions going forward as it increased its annual financing volume for film and TV production to $340m (€300m) in 2014.

Outfest Fusion unveils line-up

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Outfest top brass have announced the line-up for the 2015 Outfest Fusion LGBT People Of Color Film Festival.

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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

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.

2015 European Shooting Stars at the TESIRO Golden Bear Lounge

European Shooting Stars 2015

Screen talks to this year’s selection of European Shooting Stars.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN

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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