Fantastic Fest top brass have announced their work-in-progress selections and film previews for the second edition of the international genre co-production market, Fantastic Market | Mercado Fantastico.
The Screen Awards has now unveiled the shortlist for this year’s Rising Star award.
Shinya Tsukamoto’s film plays in Venice Competition and Toronto Wavelengths.
The distributor has acquired US rights to Sean Mullin’s romance starring Martin Starr, Paul Wesley and newcomer Dina Shihabi. Separately, The Film Arcade and Paramount Home Media Distribution have taken Love, Rosie and Level 33 has acquired Copenhagen.
Kino Lorber has acquired all US rights to Bruno Dumont’s Li’l Quinquin ahead of the North American premiere in Toronto on September 10.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales agent to launch new film loosely inspired by “world’s worst soprano”, Florence Foster Jenkins.
UK sales outfit Protagonist Pictures has appointed former StudioCanal executive Vanessa Saal as head of sales, part of a company restructure that includes launching a US presence fronted by producer Eddie Vaisman.
The digital distribution platform has announced its self-service, customisable digital theatre.
Chinese online video platform Youku Tudou is launching a film division, Heyi Film, to produce a slate of theatrical features.
EXCLUSIVE: Stamp of approval from FIAPF puts Black Nights on a list with Cannes and Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast, directors round on haunted-house horror; XYZ to handle US rights.
eOne has acquired Canadian producer Force Four Entertainment from partners Rob Bromley, John Ritchie, and Gillian Lowrey.
The board of governors of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences has voted (August 26) to present honorary awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will go to Harry Belafonte.
Content Film has acquired international rights to the sci-fi thriller starring Brandon Routh and Caity Lotz and will show first footage to buyers in Toronto.
Netflix taps into local cinema talent for political drama set against backdrop of France’s third largest city.
Post apocalyptic thriller will also star Jessica de Gouw and Martin McCann.
EXCLUSIVE: Coffee & Cigarettes to rep sales and distribution deals.
Agnieszka Holland renews appeal to help free Oleg Sentsov.
Hot Snakes Media founders Eric and Shannon Evangelista have announced three key hires.
German distributor Lighthouse has acquired rights from 104 Films to Justin Edgar’s We Are The Freaks for German-speaking territories.
A romantic volcano? Who would have thunk it? Why those sharp minds at Pixar, of course.
COMMENT: A year after Gravity wowed Venice, Birdman could be in flight for a similar path to awards glory - especially for Michael Keaton.
Universal Pictures International has released the first trailer from Working Title, PeaPie Films and 02 Filmes’ adventure directed by Stephen Daldry.
The nature of film premieres in the internet age means Telluride can’t exist in a vacuum.
As Venice, Telluride and Toronto introduce a slew of prestige titles, Jeremy Kay examines the season’s possible awards contenders
The Competition line-up for this year’s Venice Film Festival marks the return of mavericks such as Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Fatih Akin, with a wealth of talent represented in the Orizzonti, Critics’ Week and Venice Days sections
Festival Scope founders Mathilde Henrot and Alessandro Raja tell Wendy Mitchell about the third edition of Venice VoD platform Sala Web
Samm Haillay and Ben Young tell Wendy Mitchell about Third Films’ unusual approach to characters and production, and the outfit’s two films in Venice
Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera discusses the strong French and Italian presence in this year’s line-up, how festivals should be places of research and discovery and the ones that got away.
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Lucy ruled the roost last weekend with a $29m haul that elevated the international running total past $100m and to more than $65.2m from Universal territories.
Following her noted 2010 debut Amreeka, Cherien Dabis swaps small-town USA for Jordan as a New Yorker returns to her native home in the run-up to her wedding.
The horror icon talks to Ian Sandwell about his latest film The Last Showing, which premiered at Film4 FrightFest, and the current state of the genre.
The Oscar-winning director of The Artist talks about his latest film and shares his concerns that “there will be fewer movies than there used to be”.