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Moomins on the Riviera

Moomins head down under

20-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Madman Entertainment has acquired Australia/New Zealand rights to Moomins on the Riviera from Indie Sales.

Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols, Graduate director, dies aged 83

20-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Graduate director Mike Nichols has died aged 83.

Yves Saint Laurent

French producers sound alarm over production slump

20-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Study by France’s National Cinema Centre revealed a 23.6% drop in French films in first nine months of 2014.

Around the World in 50 Concerts

IDFA 2014 opens with concert film

20-Nov-2014 | By

Documentary festival to include a Q&A with CitizenFour director Laura Poitras and a strand dedicated to women in docs.

Fed Up

Fed Up tops doc digital charts for RADiUS

20-Nov-2014 | By

The food activism documentary Fed Up ranks as the top-grossing documentary for the year-to-date on iTunes and Amazon and has become the ninth biggest of all time on iTunes, according to distributor RADiUS.

Bernd Neumann

Neumann weighs in on DFFF debate

20-Nov-2014 | By

Bernd Neumann, Germany’s former State Minister for Culture and Media, has weighed in with his own comments about the discussion on the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF) spend incentive.

StudioCanal sells Zac Efron's 'Friends' worldwide

20-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Efron plays an aspiring DJ set in the world of Hollywood nightlife.

Lost In Karastan

LOCO to open with Lost In Karastan

20-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

London Comedy Film Festival to open with a satirical comedy starring Matthew Macfadyen.

Mad Men

Lionsgate set for UK TV push

20-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Mad Men producer and distributor Lionsgate is to ramp up its push into television production in the UK and is looking to hire development and production executives.

Abu Dhabi Media Summit round-up

20-Nov-2014 | By Adam Woodard

Briefs from the Abu Dhabi Media Summit 2014.

Spike Lee

Gravitas acquires Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus

19-Nov-2014 | By

Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to Spike Lee’s Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus starring Zaraah Abrahams and Stephen Tyrone Williams. Separately, Cinema Guild has acquired Asghar Farhadi’s 2009 mystery About Elly.

Relativity plots Black Or White awards run

19-Nov-2014 | By

Mike Binder’s drama starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer will open in the US for one week on December 3.

The Yes Men Are Revolting

The Orchard takes The Yes Men Are Revolting

19-Nov-2014 | By

The distributor has acquired all North American rights to the comic documentary directed by Laura Nix, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno.

Stephen Graham

Stephen Graham joins Patch of Fog

19-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cast confirmed for Fyzz Facility thriller which gets underway in Northern Ireland next week.

Samir Farid

Cairo festival helping to drive change in Egypt

19-Nov-2014 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Despite the cancellation of last year’s Cairo International Film Festival due to continued political unrest, this year’s festival, now in its 36th year, possesses an optimistic energy that change is happening within Egypt’s film industry.

Hopkins, McKellen to star in BBC2 drama

19-Nov-2014

Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen are to star in a BBC2 adaptation of Sir Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser and BBC1 is planning a drama from a duo of James Bond writers.

Cairo closing 2014

Melbourne wins best picture in Cairo

19-Nov-2014 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The Cairo International Film Festival ended its 36th year with a glitzy ceremony [pictured] below the ancient pyramids on Tuesday. 

PGA

Produced By Conference sets 2015 date

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The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) has set its seventh annual Produced By Conference for May 29-31 on the Paramount lot in Hollywood. 

Dieter Kosslick

Kosslick to remain Berlinale director until 2019

19-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media Monika Grütters has extended Dieter Kosslick’s contract as director of the Berlinale until May 31, 2019.

Ben Luxford

Ben Luxford named BFI head of UK audiences

19-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Koch Media executive to take up senior BFI role from February.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

AFM 2014: Day 5

AFM 2014: Screen's dailies

Download Screen International’s daily magazines from AFM here.

Screen November 2014

Screen November 2014

Download the November 2014 edition of Screen International here…

World of Locations

World of Locations

DIGITAL EDITION: Showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.

AFM Product Guide 2014

AFM 2014 Product Guide

Browse Screen International’s American Film Market (AFM) product guide here.

Screen Australia Special 2014

Australian Talent Focus

DIGITAL EDITION: Browse Screen’s Australia Special here…

Interstellar

Interstellar retains UK lead

17-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ sci-fi posts strong second weekend of $5.9m (£3.8m) for $18.9m (£12.1m) to date; The Imitation Game posts StudioCanal’s second best-ever UK bow with confirmed $4.29m (£2.74m).

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AFM (November 5-12, 2014)

Villa Aurora

Gallery: AFM 2014 parties

After a hard day’s work at the recent market in Santa Monica, movers and shakers let their hair down

AFM Buzz Titles

American Film Market buzz titles

As international sales companies arrive in Santa Monica, Screen correspondents profile a selection of key titles, at various stages of production, available in the market.

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AFM: Ready for business

As A-list projects become more difficult to package, talent heads to TV and the Netflix effect remains uncertain, can AFM offer a silver lining, asks Jeremy Kay.

Little Big Master

Buzz titles: Hong Kong

A host of films from Hong Kong are lining up at AFM, including Pang Ho Cheung’s return home, Soi Cheang’s sci-fi action thriller and Tsui Hark’s hotly tipped 3D spy movie. Sarah Cooper reports

The Con Artists

Buzz titles: Korea

Some of South Korea’s hottest films are being sold at this year’s AFM, from Im Kwon-taek’s 102nd film to the Detective K sequel. Jean Noh reports.

Meeting Dr. Sun

Buzz titles: Taiwan

The year’s hottest Taiwanese films are being sold here at AFM. Sarah Cooper profiles a selection of the key titles, at all stages of production.

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Creative England and The Agency in LA

Creative England and The Agency kicked off a week of Los Angeles activities with a reception at the British Consul General’s Residence on Monday evening.

AFM Product Guide 2014

AFM 2014 Product Guide

Browse Screen International’s American Film Market (AFM) product guide here.

STARS OF TOMORROW

Chris Vance and Daisy Lewis

LA Stars of Tomorrow 2014

This year’s LA Stars feature boasts nine individuals whose names emerged from a diligent trawl of agents, managers and publicists on both sides of the Atlantic.

Briony Hanson Marlon Smith Maisie Williams

VIDEO: British Council, Screen present Stars at LFF Video

Screen International teamed with British Council to present Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrowat an intimate industry dinner during the BFI London Film Festival.

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.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

TERRITORY FOCUS: Iceland

Iceland has seen a recent Hollywood boom with projects such as Noah, Game Of Thrones and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, and local talents are also thriving despite funding challenges. Wendy Mitchell looks at the filmic draw of this unique island nation.

SCREENTECH

Paddington

The perfect Paddington

Expectations don’t come much higher than bringing family favourite Paddington to life. Director Paul King and the Framestore creatives tell Neal Romanek how they made the loveable bear fit for the big screen.

INTERVIEWS

Christopher J. Dodd, MPAA

MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd talks to Liz Shackleton about Japanese audiences, China’s quotas and the impact of digital distribution on the film business.

Champs

Bert Marcus & Mike Tyson, Champs

Director Bert Marcus and subject Mike Tyson tell Jeremy Kay about how their boxing documentary, Champs, transcends the world of sports.

Gong Yu

Gong Yu, iQiyi

iQiyi founder and CEO Gong Yu talks to Liz Shackleton about the company’s production plans and how it is working on its film business with parent company Baidu.

Robert Jones & Wayne Marc Godfrey, The Fyzz Facility

The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey open up to Andreas Wiseman about their thriving production and finance company.

Corin Hardy on set of The Hallow

Corin Hardy, The Hallow

Corin Hardy, a former Screen International Star of Tomorrow and director of The Hallow, tells Ian Sandwell about bringing a special intensity to his feature.

Phil Hunt

Phil Hunt, Head Gear Films

London-based Head Gear Films is having a boom year backing larger-scale films starring the likes of Julianne Moore and Mickey Rourke. Phil Hunt tells Michael Rosser about fostering more relationships with the US.

Andrew Myers, Everyman

Andrew Myers, CEO of Everyman, leaves the media group with a turnover that has doubled - and recognition at last month’s Screen Awards for achievement in exhibition.

Vincent Grimond

Vincent Grimond, Wild Bunch

Wild Bunch CEO Vincent Grimond talks Melanie Goodfellow through the company’s impending merger with Germany’s Senator Entertainment.

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.