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BOX OFFICE: Universal’s worldwide S&M smash reaches $502m

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Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business

By John Hazelton

Dir: Ken Scott. US. 2015. 90mins

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Harrison Ford recovering after plane crash

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The 72-year-old actor was recuperating in hospital on Thursday night after the light aircraft he was piloting crash-landed on a public golf course in southern California.

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White Horse boards A Faster Horse

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Nigel Sinclair and Guy East’s LA-based company are commencing world sales on the Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection.

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Paramount, Lotte cut South Korea deal

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The studio has signed a distribution pact with Lotte Entertainment for South Korea that will kick off with Mission: Impossible 5.

IFC Films buys Stanford Prison Experiment

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The distributor has acquired US rights to Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s recent Sundance premiere and plans a 2015 theatrical release.

MBI launches Media Production Show

5-Mar-2015

Screen publisher MBI is to launch a two-day exhibition and conference in central London that will celebrate the media industry’s creativity and showcase its latest technology.

The Truth Commissioner

Truth Commissioner begins shoot

5-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Production commences on political thriller starring Roger Allam.

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Film London names short film fund winners

5-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

More than 20 filmmaking teams recieve London Calling and London Calling Plus commissions.

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Brussels copyright plans meet resistance

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Resistance is growing within the European film industry to the European Commission’s plans for copyright reform as part of its Digital Single Market (DSM).

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The Danish Girl gets US release date

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Focus Features has secured a prime awards season slot for the Working Title drama starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander.

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NEXT returns to Cannes market

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The daily programme addressing the future of film heads to the Croisette for the second year and will run from May 13-22.

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Mommy in Telefilm Canada honour

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Telefilm Canada presented the eighth annual Guichet d’or award on Wednesday to Xavier Dolan for his latest film and recent French-language Canadian Oscar submission.

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Tribeca 2015 unveils first wave

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Top brass at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) presented by AT&T have announced the World Narrative and Documentary Competition and Viewpoints selections.

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.

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Cannes Atelier to host 15

4-Mar-2015 | By Monica Mendoza

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

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BAFTA to offer overseas scholarships

4-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

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

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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.

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Netflix buying Beasts Of No Nation

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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.

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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.

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I Am Not A Serial Killer shoots in US

3-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

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

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Miranda July to show New Society at SFFS

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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.

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Canadian make-up and effects professionals Steven Kostanski and Jeremy Gillespie have taken to Indiegogo in a bid to begin effects work as early as possible on their upcoming horror.

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Yasmin Fedda talks Queens of Syria

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Documentary film-maker Yasmin Fedda didn’t know quite how her latest film would take shape, so she embedded herself in the world she was filming and let the stories unfold.

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If the 87th annual Academy Awards ceremony was devoid of the kind of shocks that fuel a week’s worth of water cooler conversations, it was not lacking in a creeping tide of subversion.

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

Howl

Paul Hyett, Howl

Ian Sandwell talks to the film-maker about his creature feature Howl, the follow-up to his FrightFest 2012 premiere The Seasoning House.

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

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Dane DeHaan talks to Screen about portraying James Dean.

 
 

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