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The Red Spider

'The Red Spider': Review

By Dan Fainaru

Dir/cine. Marcin Koszalka. Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2015. 90 min.



Kai Wessel

StudioCanal to sell Nazi euthanasia drama 'Fog In August'

7-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: StudioCanal to handle world sales on Kai Wessel’s wartime drama.

Elizabeth Williams

Signature appoints head of acquisitions, head of marketing

7-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Movies exec joins UK distributor.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary: Space missions, Greek dramas among works in progress

7-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Central and Eastern European projects seeking finance, distribution and festival partners have been presented to industry at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).

BFI launches Britain On Film archive

7-Jul-2015 | By

Thousands of unseen films digitised and made available online including world’s earliest home movies; new film commissioned from Penny Woolcock.

Jeremy Baxter

Jeremy Baxter joins Riverstone Pictures

7-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pinewood exec joins finance and production outfit, backers of Genius and Sleepless Night.


Film London to host Rio Production Forum

7-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

London-based industry figures to meet South American producers at new event.

Jerry Weintraub

'Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub dead at 77

6-Jul-2015 | By

The producer of The Karate Kid and the Danny Ocean franchise who won an Emmy in 2013 for Behind The Candelabra has died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara.

Catalyst Capital in $320m Relativity bailout

6-Jul-2015 | By

Ryan Kavanaugh will remain CEO and chairman of his embattled entertainment company after it emerged on Monday that he had struck a deal with the Toronto-based distressed asset specialist.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon

Magnolia acquires National Lampoon doc

6-Jul-2015 | By

The deal for Sundance 2015 selection Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon excludes television rights.

Andrew Renzi

'Franny' director Andrew Renzi plots next films

6-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Upcoming projects include a ‘reimagining’ of Billy Wilder classic Sunset Boulevard.

Milan Popelka Douglas E Hansen

US financiers talk China, TV opportunities in Karlovy Vary

6-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The growing business opportunities afforded by China and the TV sector were among subjects discussed by US finance heavyweights FilmNation and Endgame Entertainment during an industry panel at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).

For Some Inexplicable Reason

'For Some Inexplicable Reason' wins Grand Prix at VOICES 

6-Jul-2015 | By

Germany’s Burhan Qurbani wins best director prize for We Are Strong. We Are Young.

Kang Soo youn

Busan fest names actress Kang Soo-youn co-director

6-Jul-2015 | By

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Organization Committee has confirmed veteran actress Kang Soo-youn as festival co-director today at a special assembly in Busan City Hall.

The Harder They Come

trinidad+tobago fest unveils first 2015 films

6-Jul-2015 | By

Top brass at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) said on Monday they have selected ten classic Caribbean films in the first programming wave of this year’s edition.

'45 Years', 'Son Of Saul' among LUX Prize finalists

6-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Other finalists shortlisted for distribution support include Rams; audience winner also revealed at Karlovy Vary event.

Seetha Kumar

Seetha Kumar named Creative Skillset CEO

6-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Former BBC exec to replace Dinah Caine.

Outdoor screening

Film Hub London to invest $170,000 in audience growth

6-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Film Hub London, the exhibitor network managed by Film London, unveils plans for its second year.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones set for Royal Albert Hall debut

6-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Screening to mark 35th anniversary will include John Williams’ score performed live.

‘Inside Out’ rules July Fourth weekend on $29.8m

5-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 6: Disney/Pixar’s latest release usurped the Universal behemoth over the July Fourth holiday weekend in North America.

Avengers Age of Ultron

Disney hits $3bn worldwide

5-Jul-2015 | By

The studio reached the milestone on June 30 in its fastest time, powered by Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Inside Out and Cinderella.

Hello Kitty

'Hello Kitty' movie set for 2019 release

3-Jul-2015 | By

Japanese character and lifestyle business Sanrio is planning to launch a Hello Kitty movie for global release in 2019.

A Dream of Iron

KOFIC launches reformed arthouse film support initiative

3-Jul-2015 | By

In reaction to protests from specialist exhibitors, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has announced it is going ahead with the launch of a new support programme for arthouse film distribution.



Matt Mueller

Summer ramblings

Now that summer is here, thoughts (well, mine anyway) turn to holidays and multiplexes being dominated by Hollywood’s latest salvo of tentpoles, sequels and tentpole sequels.


NYAFF Rising Star Award

Screen presents NYAFF Rising Star Award

7-Jul-2015 | By

Our senior US critic Tim Grierson flew into New York over the weekend to attend the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) in honour one of Japan’s emerging cinema talents.

Venice Film Festival 2015 poster

Venice 2015 poster stars Nastassja Kinski

6-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

This year’s poster continues a theme started in 2012 and features the star of The 400 Blows in the background.

Irrational Man

Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' gets new trailer Video

3-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Joaquin Phoenix stars alongside Emma Stone and Parker Posey.

online piracy

Piracy in the UK: how the film industry and government are working together

2-Jul-2015 | By Mike Weatherley

GUEST BLOG: Now based in Los Angeles, Mike Weatherley, the former British MP and intellectual property advisor to British prime minister David Cameron, serves as vice-chairman at Motion Picture Licensing Corporation.

creed michael b. jordan

Michael B. Jordan stars in first 'Creed' trailer Video

1-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Sylvester Stallone reprises role as Rocky in the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel.


Screen June-July 2015

Download the June-July 2015 edition of Screen International here…

UK VFX & Post Directory 2015

DIGITAL EDITION: The British Film Commission’s showcase of the UK VFX and post facilities for features and high-end TV

Richard Gere in Time Out of Mind

Richard Gere, 'Time Out of Mind'

Richard Gere, who has played gigolos, billionaires, and cops, is now playing a homeless man in Time Out of Mind, which opens the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival tonight (July 3).

Jimmy's Hall

Barry Ward and Simone Kirby, 'Jimmy's Hall'

Jimmy’s Hall premiered in competition at Cannes and opens in limited release via Sony Pictures Classics on July 3 in Los Angeles and New York with San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C. to follow.


Daniel Dencik, 'The Gold Coast'

Swedish born director to screen period drama in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Tomasz Mielnik

Tomasz Mielnik, 'Journey to Rome'

Surreal road movie to open East of the West competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Dietrich Bruggemann

Dietrich Brüggemann, 'Heil'

Stations of the Cross director returns with a Neo-Nazi satire, which plays in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Aspirantes (Hopefuls)

Ives Rosenfeld, 'Aspirantes'

Young footballer drama to open the Forum of Independents section at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Marcin Koszalka

Marcin Koszałka, 'The Red Spider'

The debut of Polish director Marcin Koszalka will world premiere in competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

Creative Week: Channel The Change

BBC strategy, TV consolidation and the boom in digital talent were among the hot topics at this year’s Creative Week conference in London. Andreas Wiseman reports.

Scott Graham

Scott Graham, 'Iona'

Screen spoke to Scott Graham about Edinburgh world premiere Iona and how Bruce Springsteen has inspired his next film.

Creative Skillset: Invest in the future

The urgent need to invest in and develop talent sits at the forefront of Creative Skillset’s ambitions for the future growth of the film and TV sectors.

EuropaCorp: Seeing Red

Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp is gearing up to make serious headway in the US with the launch of RED. Melanie Goodfellow reports on the company’s game-changing developments.

Seville International: Passion Projects

Seville International, the boutique sales arm of eOne, consolidated its growing reputation in Cannes as a home for visionary film-makers. Jeremy Kay reports.

Karlovy Vary’s golden jubilee

As the Czech film festival celebrates its 50th anniversary, artistic director Karel Och talks Michael Rosser through Karlovy Vary’s sometimes rocky history, and this year’s ‘daring’ line-up.

Drawing power: animation special

While Hollywood continues to dominate animation globally, European distributors and producers are increasingly looking to grab a slice of the pie. Geoffrey Macnab looks at the state of play.

ILM London: A force to be reckoned with

With Avengers: Age Of Ultron tearing up the box office and Star Wars: The Force Awakens on its hard drives, ILM London is looming large on the UK VFX scene. Michael Rosser speaks to head Ben Morris




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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