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Fashion King

Fashion King leads Finecut sales

21-Oct-2014 | By

TIFFCOM: South Korean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of deals led by romantic comedy Fashion King.

Moana

Disney sets 2016 release for animated Moana

20-Oct-2014 | By

Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed plans for the CG comedy adventure Moana.

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever remake set for AFM

20-Oct-2014 | By

Voltage Pictures to begin sales on horror remake based on the original Eli Roth script.

The Homesman joins AFI line-up

20-Oct-2014 | By

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman has slotted into AFI FEST as an additional Centerpiece Gala.

Sundance Institute

Sundance to launch workshops across US

20-Oct-2014 | By

The Sundance Institute will bring artist development day labs to eight cities across the US over the next three years following $1m in new funding from the John S and James L Knight Foundation.

Tribeca

Lionsgate, Tribeca launch SVOD service

20-Oct-2014 | By

Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises have announced a subscription VOD service to carry “a prestigious” selection of films from both companies as well as third-party global content.

Time Out of Mind

IFC acquires Time Out of Mind

20-Oct-2014 | By

Richard Gere stars as a homeless man in the film that debuted at Toronto.

Christine Eloy

Europa Distribution warns of single digital market ‘catastrophe’

20-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Europa Distribution has warned that the European Commission’s proposed single digital market would be a “catastrophe” for the independent film sector.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops UK chart

20-Oct-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s reboot dethrones Gone Girl with a $7.7m (£4.8m) debut, including previews; Fox’s Gone Girl reaches $22.8m (£14.1m); Munro Films’ Northern Soul records highest three-day opening weekend gross for a British film opening in under 100 sites.

IFFR Live adds three titles

20-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

New feature from Girl With a Dragon Tattoo director Niels Arden Oplev one of three film added to IFFR’s first simultaneous live screening event.

Idris Elba

Bastille Day begins Paris shoot

20-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Action thriller directed by James Watkins stars Idris Elba.

Adrian Wootton

UK Film & TV Week launches in LA

20-Oct-2014 | By

Touring representatives from the UK’s Screen Agency Network will promote UK facilities, locations and tax benefits during the inaugural UK Film & TV Week in Los Angeles this week.

Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan to lead ADFF jury

20-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Irrfan Khan, Christina Voros and Catherine Dussart to preside over feature competition juries; seven world premieres of Arab films in feature competitions.

It’s Very Nice Pra Xuxu

Rome's Business Street showcases Brazilian titles

20-Oct-2014 | By

Cinema do Brasil promoting several titles at the Rome Film Festival’s market.

Odeon Holloway Road

Odeon to launch secret advance screenings

20-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Odeon is launching a series of new advance screenings under the banner ScreenUnseen.

Victor Banerjee

Paskaljevic to direct Dev Bhoomi

20-Oct-2014 | By

Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic is planning to shoot Indo-Serbian co-production Dev Bhoomi, starring Victor Banerjee, in India next March.

Housebound

Anchor Bay, Raven Banner get Housebound

20-Oct-2014 | By

Haunted house thriller snapped up for Canadian home ent market.

Alison Cornwell

Vue appoints new CFO

20-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Vue Entertainment International has appointed Alison Cornwell as its chief financial officer.

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Leviathan director honoured in Haifa

20-Oct-2014 | By Edna Fainaru

Other winners include Assaf Korman’s Next To Her.

Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters to premiere as Ajyal opener

19-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

World premiere of motor racing documentary Speed Sisters to open Doha Film Institute’s second annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

MORE NEWS

  • Where have all the writers gone?

    By

    Some of India’s leading filmmakers discussed the country’s lack of creative screenwriters during a Mumbai Film Festival panel discussion.

  • Laura Poitras talks Citizenfour

    By Wendy Mitchell

    Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour, the remarkable documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, had its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival last night, in an event that was broadcast live to 70 cinemas across the UK.

  • Going local and global in Beirut

    By Tim Grierson

    Colette Naufal talks about building the Beirut International Film Festival.

  • Ask the Experts

    Screen asked festival and awards season experts: ‘Which actor or director would you like to be stuck with in an elevator?’

MORE COMMENT

TERRITORY FOCUS

Aftershock

Welcome to Chilewood

Eli Roth and his Santiago-based partner Nicolas Lopez talk to Jeremy Kay about how they are reinventing the rules of film-making and turning their energy and ideas into a genre boom in Chile

IN FOCUS

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Event Cinema: chain of events

As the UK’s event-cinema sector flourishes, Andreas Wiseman explores growth areas and potential for cannibalisation of film-going.

COMMENT

Billy Elliot

Event cinema comes of age

Billy Elliot, André Rieu and Monty Python are leading the charge for the growth of event cinema.

FILM FESTIVALS

Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Clare Stewart, Morten Tyldum

Clare Stewart, London Film Festival

Clare Stewart, director of BFI London Film Festival, tells Michael Rosser that a revamped programming approach is paying off.

SCREENTECH

Restoration Archive Forum

Restoration & Archive: a clean slate

Opportunities are opening up to restore classic assets on new formats - but film restoration is an art form in danger. Ann-Marie Corvin reports from Screen International and Broadcast’s Restoration & Archive Forum

DIGITAL EDITION

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops UK chart

20-Oct-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s reboot dethrones Gone Girl with a $7.7m (£4.8m) debut, including previews; Fox’s Gone Girl reaches $22.8m (£14.1m); Munro Films’ Northern Soul records highest three-day opening weekend gross for a British film opening in under 100 sites.

MORE BOX OFFICE NEWS

INTERVIEWS

War Book

War Book: Jack Thorne, Tom Harper

Writer Jack Thorne and director Tom Harper have reunited once again – this time for the micro-budget political thriller War Book, which received its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book Of Life

The Emmy-winning, Mexican-born director of TV animation makes his feature directorial debut on the Fox release – guided by none other than Guillermo del Toro.

Peter Strickland Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland talks Bjork and Burgundy

British director Peter Strickland talks about his first foray into concert films and his latest fiction feature, The Duke of Burgundy.

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