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Hilary Swank, Tom Wilkinson to star in David Hare drama

EXCLUSIVE: Courtroom drama tackles Holocaust denier David Irving

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'Ride': Review

By Fionnuala Halligan, Chief Film Critic

Dir/scr: Helen Hunt, US, 2015, 93 mins.

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Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld joins Gold Circle’s 'Break My Heart'

27-Apr-2015 | By

The filmmakers describe the Gold Circle project as The Fault In Our Stars meets The Sixth Sense. Good Universe will commence international sales in Cannes.

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Joel Silver finds financing to boost company

27-Apr-2015 | By

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

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Seville International to sell Sleeping Giant

27-Apr-2015 | By

The Montreal-based sales outfit will commence international sales on the Croisette on the Critics’ Week selection.

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Kartemquin Films in campaign to save Buddhist heritage site

27-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Filmmakers behind Saving Mes Aynak have announced a global screening day to spread awareness about a 5,000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site in Afghanistan on the brink of destruction.

Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland: crisis of content in Euro cinema

27-Apr-2015 | By

The European Film Academy’s (EFA) chairwoman Agnieszka Holland has spoken of a ¨crisis of content¨ in European cinema and called on the continent’s broadcasters to invest more in ambitious TV series.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils MeetMarket projects

27-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Films include a collaboration between Sing Sing prison inmates and a leading contemporary dance company from Turner Prize nominated visual artist Phil Collins.

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BFI appoints diversity manager

27-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Deborah Williams to support roll out of ‘Three Ticks’ diversity initiative across all BFI funding activity.

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Music Box restructures publicity, theatrical sales

27-Apr-2015 | By

The Chicago-based distributor of this year’s best foreign language Oscar winner Ida has announced key staffing changes.  

The Messenger

UK deal for horror The Messenger

27-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Sheehan, Joely Richardson, Lily Cole star in horror.

Memories On Stone

'Memories On Stone', 'Chinese Mayor' lead RiverRun prizes

27-Apr-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

David Gordon Green returns to his alma mater to present Manglehorn; local newcomers impress with Homeless feature.

Penny Dreadful scoops three BAFTA Craft awards

27-Apr-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

Penny Dreadful picked up three awards at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.

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‘Furious 7’ holds firm in US on $17.8m

26-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 27 UPDATE: Universal’s global smash, which crossed $1bn at the international box office on Sunday and stands at $1.321bn worldwide, retained pole position in North America in its fourth session.

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Study highlights barriers to women filmmakers

25-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles have unveiled a three-year study on the careers of female directors.

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‘King Jack’, ‘TransFatty Lives’ win Tribeca audience awards

25-Apr-2015 | By

Tribeca top brass announced the winners of the two awards sponsored by AT&T on Saturday as the festival neared its conclusion.

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Relativity in talks to acquire ‘Shot Caller’

24-Apr-2015 | By

CANNES: The studio is poised to snap up US rights to Bold Films’ thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales on the Croisette.

Jeffrey Greenstein

Jeffrey Greenstein to head Nu Image int'l sales, distribution

24-Apr-2015 | By

The highly regarded young executive has been promoted to president of international sales and distribution at Avi Lerner’s Los Angeles-based company.

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Saban Films moves on 'Backtrack'

24-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor has made a seven-figure offer for US rights on the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere.

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Cannes: Wild Bunch unveils first titles

24-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company to launch Radu Mihaileanu’s The History of Love and Studio Ghibli co-production The Red Turtle.

Newport Beach FF unveils Pacific Rim, Irish showcases

24-Apr-2015 | By

Top brass at the 16th annual California festival have announced the Irish, Chinese and Korean Spotlights.

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Content Media to sell ‘Deep Blue Sea’

24-Apr-2015 | By

Heading into Cannes the company has bulked up its sales slate with international rights to the drama starring Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel.

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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.

Stanley Nelson

Stanley Nelson talks burden of history, power of crowdfunding

By Wendy Mitchell

RiverRun honoree talks about crowdfunding support for theatrical launch of The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution.

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Thomas Vinterberg gives NFTS masterclass

Far From The Madding Crowd director joined by cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen.

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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.

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2014 Video

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

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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Steve Hoover, 'Crocodile Gennadiy'

Steve Hoover talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca documentary on Gennadiy Mokhnenko’s work with vulnerable children in Ukraine.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux talks 2015 line-up

Talking after the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection on Thursday, festival chief Thierry Fremaux reveals Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise might still make it into competition and his habitual fears for the films he selects.

 
 

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