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Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

By John Hazelton

Dir: Ken Scott. US. 2015. 90mins

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LATEST FILM NEWS HEADLINES

Cinema-on-demand service ourscreen gains Altitude

4-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Service adds upcoming releases, is in talks with commercial and indie exhibitors for roll-out.

L'Atelier

Cannes Atelier to host 15

4-Mar-2015 | By Monica Mendoza

The 2015 Cinefoundation Atelier will host 15 projects from 14 countries.

Amanda Berry

BAFTA to offer overseas scholarships

4-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Scholarships for Chinese and British nationals part of education push from BAFTA.

Saturday Night Takeaway

ITV's 2014 profits surge 40%

4-Mar-2015 | By Matthew Campelli

ITV’s pre-tax profits have surged by 39% to £605m in 2014 following a strong performance from ITV Studios and healthy advertising and online growth.

Beasts Of No Nation

Netflix buying Beasts Of No Nation

3-Mar-2015 | By

MARCH 3 UPDATE: In what will come as little surprise to the industry, reports are circulating that the major US theatre chains are lining up to boycott Netflix’s likely theatrical release in support of an Oscar campaign.

Michael Biehn

Treachery finds North American home

3-Mar-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Origin has acquired rights to Blanc/Biehn Productions’ dark thriller starring Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc Biehn.

Max Records

I Am Not A Serial Killer shoots in US

3-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Independent boards sales; Robbie Ryan to produce, DoP.

Miranda July

Miranda July to show New Society at SFFS

3-Mar-2015 | By

The film-maker and artist will present the West Coast premiere of her new work at the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival on April 28 and 29.

Sajid Javid

UK-China treaty ratified

3-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Deal secures co-production treaty with qualifying films not subject to China’s quota on foreign films.

Snowden

First-look photo: Snowden

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Open Road Films has released the first image from Oliver Stone’s upcoming drama about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.

Hate Crime

BBFC bans Hate Crime

3-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

James Cullen Bressack’s second feature was set to be the first release in a new joint VoD venture between Nerdly and TheHorrorShow.TV.

From Vegas To Macau II

Vegas To Macau tops China box office

3-Mar-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Sequel slips past Dragon Blade and Wolf Totem in second week of Chinese New Year holiday.

Brenda Blethyn

Iceland's Stockfish welcomes Vachon, Bouchareb, Blethyn

3-Mar-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Inaugural festival wrapped this weekend screening more than 30 European arthouse films.

Stand By Me Doraemon

Doraemon breaks Hong Kong record

3-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Animation has become the biggest grossing Japanese feature of all time in Hong Kong after just seven days of release.

Spear

LevelK journeys to Spear

3-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Stephen Page’s new feature is currently in production and is produced by the creative team behind The Turning.

Paddington

Paddington in StudioCanal record

3-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Big screen adaptation surpasses Non-Stop’s worldwide tally of $236m to become their biggest ever worldwide release.

RLJ Entertainment

Two on the rise at RLJ Entertainment

3-Mar-2015 | By

RLJ Entertainment has promoted Mark Ward to chief acquisitions officer, feature films and hired Angela Northington as svp of content acquisitions of urban brand Urban Movie Channel.

Jonathan Deckter

Jonathan Deckter joins Voltage as partner

2-Mar-2015 | By

In a significant switch that underscores Voltage’s ambitions, the executive has left as president of IM Global to become president / COO at Nicolas Chartier’s company.

IM Global Music

IM Global, Republic Records forge pact

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IM Global and leading label Republic Records have signed a multi-film co-financing and co-production deal that kicks off with the Atlanta-set urban comedy Rollin’ Thunder.

Michael Keaton in Venice

TWC, FilmNation partner on The Founder

2-Mar-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company has climbed aboard to co-finance with FilmNation the McDonalds origins story set to star Michael Keaton.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen February 2015

Screen February 2015

Download the February 2015 edition of Screen International here including a focus on the European Film Market, a preview of the Berlinale’s world premieres, an Irish tax special, interviews with Arts Alliance and Fortitude International and a territory focus on Spain…

TERRITORY FOCUS: SPAIN

Territory Focus: Spain

Spain is not an easy territory to categorise. In many ways, it is a cinema industry of contrasts.

Spain: hot projects

A preview of some of the most-anticipated Spanish productions and co-productions of the year, from big-budget English-language dramas to Pedro Almodovar’s next women-centric tale. By Juan Sarda.

Battle for the box office

Spain: battle for the box office

Spain has seen a box-office boom in 2014 but admissions were driven by discount ticket schemes. Distributors and exhibitors are looking for new solutions, Juan Sarda reports.

A Spanish Affair

Spain: Overview - a torrid affair

Why are some Spanish producers struggling when home-grown titles are enjoying unprecedented success at the local box office, asks Juan Sarda.

INTERVIEWS

The Treatment

Glasgow FrightFest: into The Woods

Screen reports from the tenth Glasgow FrightFest, featuring interviews with The Woods Movie’s Russ Gomm and The Treatment’s Hans Herbots.

Lluís Quílez

Lluís Quílez, Out Of The Dark

Award-winning short-film director Lluis Quilez tells Nadia Tseng about his next big step with his feature directorial debut on Participant Media’s Out Of The Dark starring Julia Stiles and Scott Speedman.

Manish Mundra

Manish Mundra on his finance, distribution plans

Although new to the business, Indian producer Manish Mundra has already backed films that have won prizes in Sundance and Berlin. He tells Liz Shackleton about his plans to finance and distribute content-driven Indian cinema.

Raja Sehgal

Oscars: Raja Sehgal talks sound mixing trailers

Sound designer Raja Sehgal reveals the skill behind sound mixing trailers for six out of the eight Best Picture nominations.

Life

Dane DeHaan, Life

Dane DeHaan talks to Screen about portraying James Dean.

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog, Queen of the Desert

The film-maker talks about his Berlin competition entry.

AWARDS COUNTDOWN

The Imitation Game pre-BAFTA reception

The Imitation Game pre-BAFTA reception

Newport Beach Film Festival hosted a pre-BAFTA private reception to award The Imitation Game last night [Feb 5].

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta Digital: Maximum effect

Weta Digital has grown from one computer to a global VFX powerhouse employing 1,000 people. John Hazelton talks to key executives Richard Taylor and Joe Letteri

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything, the making of...

The Theory Of Everything is far more than a Stephen Hawking biopic - it’s a ‘triple helix’ of scientific breakthrough, debilitating disease and a one-of-a-kind love story. Wendy Mitchell talks to the team behind the film

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