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Simon West turns to crowd-funding

Expendables 2 director talks crowd-funding, a Con Air sequel and Tolkien & Lewis

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The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

By Brent Simon

Dir: Lasse Hallström. US. 2014. 122mins

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Rodrigo Cortes

Lionsgate picks up Down A Dark Hall

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The studio has acquired feature rights to Lois Duncan’s 1974 novel Down A Dark Hall and set Rodrigo Cortés to direct and Twilight saga author Stephenie Meyer to produce.

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Gotham honour for Ted Sarandos

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Leaders at the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) said the chief content officer will receive this year’s Industry Tribute at the 24th annual Gothams in New York on December 1.

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Bron to produce Meadowland

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Aaron L Gilbert and Brenda Gilbert’s Vancouver-based company will produce the psychological drama starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss and Natasha Lyonne.

Call For Submissions: Screen's Toronto 2014 Product Guide

Screen International Presents: Toronto 2014 Product Guide

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INTERVIEWS

John McNaughton

John McNaughton, The Harvest

Ian Sandwell talks to the American director about his first film in over a decade, The Harvest.

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Barbara talks Venice line-up

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.

Luc Besson

Luc Besson, Lucy

The French director of La Femme Nikita and Leon: The Professional returns with a new super-female – and in this case it’s no exaggeration. Plus he tells Jeremy Kay why the first meeting with Scarlett Johansson was like two dogs sniffing each other’s butts.

TERRITORY FOCUS

Malta: Treasure island

An improved film rebate and renowned water facilities make Malta a big draw. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Malta: Buoyant industry

Rebecca Cremona’s Simshar — Malta’s first fully fledged home-grown feature — marks a turning point for the indigenous film-making community. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

SCREENTECH

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VFX on Maleficent

Digital Domain’s Kelly Port tells Elbert Wyche how he created technical processes to produce the stellar effects for Disney’s fantasy blockbuster Maleficent.

LipSync Post at 30

LipSync Post celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has invested in more than 50 feature films. Wendy Mitchell talks to financial director Norman Merry about the company’s flexibility and the diversity of its work.

Schedule 2: stand and deliver

Schedule 2, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and opened a New York outpost, makes sure films are seen at their very best. Michael Rosser meets Rebecca Hawkes, chief of the ‘technical police’.

IMAX

IMAX: big and bigger

IMAX is set for a huge summer, continuing its global expansion. Wendy Mitchell talks to company executives Andrew Cripps and Greg Foster.

Cinema

ScreenTech: Laser technology

A better 3D experience and cheaper running costs bode well for laser projection’s success, but are its benefits enough to encourage mainstream theatres to make the investment? John Hazelton reports.

ScreenTech: Sound investments

With the dust barely settled on digital switchover, exhibitors have begun investing in new audio technology to further differentiate their offer from home cinema. Adrian Pennington reports

Roundtable: Tapping into talent

Industry experts gathered at a Creative England, British Council and Screen International roundtable in Cannes to discuss ways to support new film-making talent. Andreas Wiseman recaps the key discussion points.

SET REPORT

Set report: Yakuza Apocalypse

Japan’s Takashi Miike returns to his action roots with a suitably off the wall gangster-vampire story, Yakuza Apocalypse. Jason Gray visits the set.

STARS OF TOMORROW

Mia Goth, Calvin Demba, Maisie Williams, Callum Turner

Screen unveils 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International is today unveiling its 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow, profiling rising actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Locarno 2014: digital edition

Download the digital edition of Screen International’s Locarno Film Festival supplement here.


Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Apes, Purge 2 top UK buzz

25-Jul-2014 | By Michael Rosser

The Purge: Anarchy generated strong buzz ahead of this weekend’s release but Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remains king of the swingers.

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Apes retains UK box office lead

28-Jul-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sequel retains top spot with $6.4m (£3.8m) second weekend; Paramount’s Hercules muscles in with $2.46m (£1.45m).

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