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Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron

‘Ultron’ storms to $201.2M int’l

BOX OFFICE: Marvel Studios rules despite only launching in 55% of marketplace

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Anesthesia

'Anesthesia': Review

By David D'Arcy

Dir/scr. Tim Blake Nelson, USA, 2015, 90 minutes

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‘Furious 7’ holds firm in US on $18.3m

26-Apr-2015 | By

Universal’s global smash, which crossed $1bn at the international box office on Sunday and stands at $1.322bn 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.

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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.

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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Tribeca unveils jury and audience winners; Nordic cinema triumphs

24-Apr-2015 | By

Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival; King Jack and Transfatty Lives take the audience awards.

Beijing: Beginning Of Time, Wolf Totem win top awards

24-Apr-2015 | By

Mexican director Bernando Arellano’s Beginning Of Time won best film in the Tiantan Awards of this year’s revamped Beijing International Film Festival, while Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem won best director and best visual effects.

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Voltage Pictures hires John Fremes

April 24 2015 | By

John Fremes has joined Voltage Pictures as president of international sales and distribution and will report to president and COO Jonathan Deckter.

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Peter Bazalgette joins Creative Week line-up

24-Apr-2015

Sir Peter Bazalgette is to deliver a keynote address exploring ways in which a newly elected government should support the UK creative industries as part of Screen Internationals’ annual Creative Week event (June 1-3, 2015).

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‘Ultron’ crushes social media chart

24-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Avengers sequel outguns rivals.

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Paramount moves China office to Beijing

24-Apr-2015 | By

Paramount Pictures has announced that it plans to expand its office in China and shift its business operations from Shanghai to Beijing.

'Ultron’ hits $44.8m in two days

24-Apr-2015

After two days Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age Of Ultron has soared to an estimated $44.8m from its first 26 territories, teeing up what looks likely to become an epic launch.

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Universal dates 'Furious 8', 'Fifty Shades' sequels

23-Apr-2015 | By

Studio executives used the CinemaCon platform to unload dates for two of its biggest franchises as well as a host of others.

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Cannes: Competition titles added; Gaspar Noe gets Midnight Screening

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Official Selection for 2015 line-up completed with extra titles for Competition, Un Certain Regard, Special Screening and Midnight Screening strands.

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‘Area 51’ to get limited US release

23-Apr-2015 | By

More than five years after the studio acquired rights to Oren Peli’s follow-up to the ground-breaking Paranormal Activity, Paramount Insurge has unveiled distribution plans.

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Sundance London to return at new venue in 2016

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance Institute also reveals dates of second Hong Kong edition.

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Matthew Wiseman named BAFTA/LA COO

23-Apr-2015 | By

The Londoner will report to the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards.

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COMMENT & BLOGS

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.

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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

Screen Filmart 2015 Day 3

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.

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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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