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Berlin 2016: Film profiles

Screen profiles the features making their world premieres - and key international premieres - at the 66th Berlin Film Festival

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LATEST FILM NEWS HEADLINES

Michael Robson

Michael Robson on the rise at D Films

10-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto distributor has promoted Michael Robson to senior vice-president of acquisitions and new business development.

Martian Freeman George Mackay Andy Nyman

Altitude inks key pre-sale on Martin Freeman chiller 'Ghost Stories'

10-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Woman In Black distributor TMG/Concorde picks up thriller for Germany.

Childhood Leader

Brady Corbet's 'Childhood Of A Leader' secures UK deal

10-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome strikes for Venice debut starring Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson.

Get Squirrely

Buyers 'Get Squirrely' for John H. Williams animation

10-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK and Australia / NZ deals on animation featuring voices of Will Forte, John Leguizamo.

errol morris

Errol Morris, Wim Wenders executive-produce drones doc

10-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: ro*co films represents international sales rights to Berlinale Special title.

Drinker

'The Banksy Job' to get Berlin art gallery screening

10-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Art heist documentary to be sold by Metro International.

National Media Museum

Bradford International Film Festival cancelled

10-Feb-2016 | By Laurence Boyce

Move by National Media Museum signals concern over regional provision in the UK for the arts.

white island

Independent picks up 'White Island' for EFM

10-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The sales company will introduce the Ibiza-set crime thriller alongside four other films on its slate.

James Purefoy

James Purefoy, Aneurin Barnard to lead 'Interlude In Prague'

10-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

John Stephenson’s Mozart drama will begin shooting in Prague in April.

Hush

SXSW Midnighters includes 'Hush', 'Carnage Park'

9-Feb-2016 | By

Mike Flanagan’s eagerly anticipated film that thrilled buyers at a secret screening in Toronto last September is among the ten-strong genre roster in the 23rd edition of the festival, set to run from March 11-19 in Austin, Texas.

Mustang

'Mustang' triumphs at France's Lumiere awards

9-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Oscar-nominated film also a front-runner in Cesars. 

Rooney Mara

Weinsteins closing in on 'Mary Magdalene'

9-Feb-2016 | By

The company is reportedly finalising a North American rights deal for the Biblical era biopic that would see it partner once again with See-Saw Films.

Kevin Spacey

Zeal Media Co launches with 'Billionaire Boys Club'

9-Feb-2016 | By

The team behind the Kevin Spacey-Ansel Elgort drama that Good Universe will be selling in Berlin have deepened their ties.

Emma Watson

EuropaCorp acquires 'The Circle'

9-Feb-2016 | By

Sources confirmed the North American deal on Tuesday that is understood to have closed for a little under $10m.

The Evil In Us

Raven Banner unveils genre quartet for EFM

9-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor and sales agent arrives at the EFM with four new titles to introduce to buyers.

David Tennant

GSP Studios to sell 'Mad To Be Normal' at EFM

9-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The R.D. Liang biopic stars David Tennant in the lead role, alongside Elisabeth Moss.

Porta Dos Fundos

Brazilian YouTube stars Porta Dos Fundos shooting feature

9-Feb-2016 | By

Porta dos Fundos - Contrato Vitalicio, from the YouTube comedy troupe, is now filming in Rio de Janeiro.

Don't Call Me Son

Cinema do Brasil promotes Panorama pair

9-Feb-2016 | By

The Brazilian promotional body will attend the EFM for the tenth consecutive year to talk up a slate of national films that includes Panorama selections Time Was Endless and Don’t Call Me Son.

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Girl Asleep

'Girl Asleep': Berlin Review

By Sarah Ward

Dir: Rosemary Myers. Australia. 2015. 77 mins.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

Courage

US Briefs: Spotlight acquires int'l rights to 'Courage'

Plus: Production begins on The Last Word; Keira Knightley circles Collateral Beauty; Music Box acquires Sundance entry The Innocents; and more…

UKTI

EFM

UKTI at Berlin's EFM: a city of industry

PROMO FEATURE: UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is gearing up for a raft of activities at the Berlinale’s European Film Market aimed at helping UK film-makers develop the relationships to succeed on an international level

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen February 2016

Screen February 2016

Download the February 2016 edition of Screen International here including a focus on the European Film Market, a preview of the Berlinale’s world premieres, a look at the Irish film industry, interviews with Thomas Vinterberg and Vincent Perez, ScreenTech and a territory focus on Argentina…

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Berlin 2016: Bumper Product Guide

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COMMENT/BLOGS

Abigail Payne

What terms must I include if I commission a screenplay from a writer?

9-Feb-2016

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Abigail Payne, a partner in the Film and Television Group of law firm Harbottle & Lewis, explains.

Spotlight shifts to Berlin

9-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

After a buzzy Sundance for US deals, attention now turns to Berlin and the European Film Market (EFM), which for the European film industry always serves as the pre-eminent launchpad to the year’s deal-making.

Suffragette Cary Mulligan Sarah Gavron

The Big Question: Diversity

9-Feb-2016

What one thing can be done - however small - to bring more minorities and women into the film industry?

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Crosscurrent

Berlin 2016: Film profiles

Screen profiles the features making their world premieres - and key international premieres - at the 66th Berlin Film Festival.

Dieter Kosslick

Dieter Kosslick's Berlin days

In his 15th year as festival director, the Berlinale’s Dieter Kosslick discusses the 2016 line-up with Martin Blaney and his plans to further grow the festival.

The Commune behind the scenes

Thomas Vinterberg on how his unusual childhood inspired 'The Commune'

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Thomas Vinterberg tells Wendy Mitchell about drawing on his childhood for his most personal film yet, The Commune, which reunites him with the stars of Festen and is screening in Competition at Berlin

Alone In Berlin

On Location: 'Alone In Berlin'

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Originally conceived as a German-language project, Alone In Berlin failed to entice financiers. But when Hans Fallada’s novel was republished in English to huge acclaim, director Vincent Pérez re-imagined the film. Now it is making its debut in Competition at the Berlinale.

24 Weeks

Berlin 2016: Competition

The full line-up of world premieres in Competition at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

Hail Caesar

Berlin 2016: Out Of Competition

The full line-up of world premieres Out Of Competition at the 66th Berlin Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.

SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards 2015 award

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2015 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2015.

Screen Awards 2015 Distributor of the Year

Universal, 'Amy' big winners at Screen Awards 2015

The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2015 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

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