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A Royal Night Out

'A Royal Night Out': Review

By Fionnuala Halligan, Chief Film Critic

Dir. Julian Jarrold. UK, 2015, 97 mins

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Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos to give Cannes talk

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In what looks set to become the Marché’s hot-ticket equivalent of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout, the Netflix chief content officer is scheduled to take part in an on-stage conversation on May 15.

Sicario

‘Sicario’ secures global distributor network

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Heading into the Cannes world premiere, details have emerged of the international buyers on Thunder Road and Black Label Media’s drug cartel thriller.

Lionsgate greenlights ‘John Wick 2’

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Patrick Wachsberger’s Lionsgate International team will commence sales in Cannes in select territories where output deals do not apply on the thriller that reunites Thunder Road with Keanu Reeves.

Jeff Bridges

CBS Films catches ‘Comancheria’

4-May-2015 | By

ROUND-UP: CBS Films has acquired US rights to David Mackenzie’s action heist thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Sierra/Affinity commences sales in Cannes.

Some Kind Of Hate

Image acquires 'Some Kind Of Hate'

4-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Adam Egypt Mortimer directed the film that premiered at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2.

3 Still Standing

Cargo Film & Releasing takes Hot Docs trio

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The New York-based sales agent has picked up worldwide rights to Jesus Town USA and 3 Still Standing and international rights to Planetary.

ScreenCraft Bahamas

ScreenCraft, Buffalo8 broaden vision

4-May-2015 | By Tyler Pukatch

ScreenCraft, a Hollywood-based service dedicated to connecting screenwriters with industry insiders, has expanded horizons.

Jeff Skoll

Sam Neswick named Participant CSO

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Participant Media has promoted Sam Neswick to the newly created position.

‘Ultron’ delivers $191.3m US debut

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UPDATED MAY 5: Marvel Studios’ superhero tentpole erupted into 4,276 theatres across North America at the weekend to deliver the second biggest three-day debut in history.

Embankment boards Sophie Cookson horror 'Hush'

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The sales agent has commenced international sales on the Sigma Films and Thruline Entertainment horror supported by Creative Scotland.

Bill Murray

Lotus Entertainment to sell ‘Magic City’

1-May-2015 | By

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson will commence sales in Cannes on the Starz original TV series adaptation starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Danny Huston, and Kelly Lynch.

Franny

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires ‘Franny’

1-May-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature debut and recent Tribeca selection starring Richard Gere. Fortitude International handles sales in Cannes on behalf of QED International.

The Lobster

'The Lobster' cracks UK deal

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Picturehouse, Element team on Yorgos Lanthimos’ Cannes entry.

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Dakota Fanning, Helen Hunt on 'Please Stand By'

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Cuban’s 2929 backs road-trip heart-warmer sold by Embankment.

Buena Vista Social Club

Broad Green making 'Buena Vista Social Club' sequel

1-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mister Smith Entertainment to begin international sales at Cannes Marche.

Production

BECTU to set new UK production pay rates as Pact talks fail

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Employment reform negotiations end in stalemate with union poised to set new rate cards.

Kaspar Astrup Shroeder

SFFS Doc Fund awards trio $75,000

1-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The San Francisco Film Society has announced the three winners of 2015 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards.

Avengers Age Of Ultron

'Ultron' crosses $300m globally

1-May-2015 | By

MAY 1 UPDATE: Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron heads into its second weekend all but assured of continued supremacy on $287.3m internationally and $27.6m from North American Thursday previews.

First Growth

Cannes: SND to launch sales on 'Rosalie Blum', 'The Crew'

1-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company to also market premiere First Growth [pictured], a family drama set in the vineyards of Burgundy.

Bleeding Heart

IFT takes ‘Bleeding Heart’ to Cannes

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EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust heads to Cannes with sales rights to the recent Tribeca world premiere starring Jessica Biel.

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PICTURE GALLERY: Filmgoers mixed with celebrities at the California festival’s 16th edition that ran from April 23-30.

Tale of Tales

Cannes: sizing up the Competition

By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s chief film critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan talks about the lack of screenings ahead of Cannes and what critics most want to see at the festival.

Chris Gallaway on the Appalachian Trail

An Appalachian 'Journey'

By Wendy Mitchell

One of the audience hits at this year’s RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is Chris Gallaway’s documentary The Long Start To The Journey.

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SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards 2015 open for entries Video

The Screen Awards are back for a sixth year, celebrating the very best of marketing, distribution and exhibition in the film industry.

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

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Hong Kong Filmart 2015: Read Screen's Dailies

Get all the exclusives, reviews, features and screening times from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).

INTERVIEWS

Parvez Sharma

Parvez Sharma, ‘A Sinner In Mecca’ Video

On the eve of the world premiere at Toronto’s Hot Docs of his first film in almost eight years, the openly gay Muslim filmmaker tells Jeremy Kay why he is putting himself front and centre.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis and Trevor Drinkwater, Bentonville Film Festival

Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment’s inaugural event is about to kick off in Arkansas with a focus on impacting the quantity and quality of females and minorities in entertainment.

Newport Beach Film Festival

Newport state of mind

Newport Beach Film Festival co-founder and CEO Gregg Schwenk talks to Elbert Wyche about the California event’s programme and its passion for international cinema. The festival runs from April 23-20.

Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov, 'Unfriended'

The Russian director of Wanted and the Night Watch takes a break from shooting Ben-Hur in Italy to tell Elbert Wyche about his producer role on a new genre he calls ‘screenmovie’.

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NATO chief: Netflix model ‘makes no sense for movie industry'

The Netflix model ‘makes no sense for the movie industry at large’, says John Fithian, president and CEO of NATO (National Association Of Theatre Owners) on the eve of the group’s annual Las Vegas convention.

Stephen FIngleton

Stephen Fingleton talks 'The Survivalist'

The first-time director talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca Film Festival world premiere and post-apocalyptic drama based on his 2012 Blacklist screenplay.

 
 

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