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Howl

Film4 FrightFest scores 20 world premieres

2-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

The 16th edition of genre film festival unveils full line-up.

Oliver Hirschbiegel

'Downfall' director plans First World War drama

2-Jul-2015 | By

After making two high profile movies set during the Hitler years, Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel is hatching plans for a new film that will unfold during the First World War.

Creative Europe

Creative Europe's 'level playing field' plans under fire

2-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Plans by the European Commission (EC) to create a level playing field between high and low production capacity countries in its Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme have come increasingly under fire from film distributors in the larger EU Member States.

Captain Webb

'Captain Webb' set for August release

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New images also released of the feature centred on the first person to successfully swim the English Channel.

Rasmus Heisterberg

Heisterberg begins 'In The Blood' shoot

2-Jul-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Marks directorial debut for Danish screenwriter behind A Royal Affair and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Dressed As A Girl

Peccadillo secures 'Dressed As A Girl' for UK

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Colin Rothbart’s documentary explores east London’s alternative drag scene.

Babai

Heretic Outreach acquires 'Babai'

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Kosovar film to play in competition at Karlovy Vary.

Ben Mendelsohn to present 'Mississippi Grind' at Karlovy Vary

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Feature debuted at Sundance Film Festival.

Tom Avison

3 Mills Studios expands team

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Two senior appointments made at London-based studios.

The Double

Molinare acquires Hackenbacker

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Audio facility recently worked on Richard Ayoade’s The Double.

Solomon Nwabueze

Creative England appoints director of content

1-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former FremantleMedia executive Solomon Nwabueze to spearhead commercial push.

Hong Sangsoo Andrzej Zulawski

Locarno secures Sangsoo, Zulawski world premieres

1-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New films from South Korean and Polish directors to play in international competition.

Uncaged

Image captures US rights to ‘Uncaged’

1-Jul-2015 | By

The RLJ Entertainment brand has acquired first-time filmmaker Daniel Robbins’ genre tale.

Billy Elliot

Event cinema revenue grows 35%

1-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New report reveals the growing sector was worth nearly $300m in 2014.

Tikkun

Jerusalem announces Israeli films line-up

1-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Titles in the Feature and Documentary Film competitions unveiled.

Bloodsucking Bastards

Scream Factory Films sets ‘Bloodsucking Bastards’ US release

1-Jul-2015 | By

The genre theatrical imprint of Shout! Factory will open the film in select cinemas across top US markets and on VOD on September 4.

Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov trial “not before end of July”

30-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The trial of the detained Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is expected “not before the end of July”, according to his cousin Natalja Kaplan.

Christine McCarthy

Disney promotes two senior executives

30-Jun-2015 | By

The Walt Disney Company hierarchy has named Christine McCarthy senior executive vice-president and Chief Financial Officer and Kevin Mayer senior executive vice president and Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.

Alain de Greef

Canal Plus co-founder Alain de Greef dies

30-Jun-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Creator of iconic French TV programmes such as Les Guignols de l’Info loses battle with cancer.

Beast MG launches 'Paranormal Activity' VR game

30-Jun-2015 | By

Industry veteran Alex Barder and his partner Russell Naftal at Burbank-based entertainment company Beast Media Group are lining up a virtual reality game based on the horror franchise.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute unveils Music and Sound Design Lab fellows

30-Jun-2015 | By Angela Lee

Independent artists Kris Bowers, Germaine Franco, Danielle Eva Schwob and Jeremy Turner are among the select few for this summer’s Music and Sound Design Labs held at Skywalker Ranch in northern California.

Pinewood Studios

'Star Wars', 'Spectre' boost Pinewood revenue to record high

30-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Annual results show revenue increased by more than £10m year-on-year.

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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.

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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.

Secret In Their Eyes

‘Secret In Their Eyes’ trailer arrives Video

30-Jun-2015 | By

STX Entertainment has dropped the first trailer for the thriller starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts. “Dropped” as in “posted”, not “dumped”. Things are off to a good start.

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Secret Cinema X review: 'Amy'

29-Jun-2015 | By Madison Antus

Secret Cinema’s latest event was supposed to be a sonic tribute to the mellifluous Amy Winehouse…technology had other ideas.

Talulah Riley

Talulah Riley talks 'Scottish Mussel'

26-Jun-2015 | By Talulah Riley

Directing Scottish Mussel was a lesson in figuring out what to fight for and when to concede that it’s time to chop off a leg, says Talulah Riley ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Edinbugh International Film Festival.

Tom Hardy in the first image from Legend

Tom Hardy packs a punch in 'Legend' full trailer Video

26-Jun-2015 | By Tom Grater

The actor plays both Ronald and Reginald Kray in Brian Helgeland’s upcoming biopic.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

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

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

cineeurope

CineEurope’s mass appeal

As CineEurope (June 22-25) enters its fourth year in Barcelona, Nikki Baughan looks at the evolution of Europe’s largest exhibition and distribution showcase.

Dolby cinema

The premium cinema blend

With cutting-edge premium cinema systems being pushed into the global marketplace, are mainstream exhibitors ready to make the technological and financial leap to adopt them? John Hazelton reports.

IMAX: Size matters

With its global expansion strategy in full flow and a raft of blockbusters to fill its screens, the picture continues to look rosy for IMAX. CEO Richard Gelfond and EMEA president Andrew Cripps sit down with Matt Mueller.

Virtual reality bytes

Studios and VFX facilities are experimenting with animated and live-action virtual reality in anticipation of a new consumer mass market. Adrian Pennington reports.

The data revolution

Data analytics helped Netflix brew up its hit show House Of Cards, but as a useful industry tool it’s still in its infancy. Nikki Baughan explores the potential of data for other broadcasters, exhibitors and studios.

Digital’s phase two

An array of new presentation options are emerging as digital cinema reaches market saturation. But cost, complexity and legacy projection equipment remain significant issues, reports Adrian Penningon.

Piers Handling Cameron Bailey

Toronto chiefs talk London focus and festival's future

Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling spoke to Screen in between screenings in London.

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SCREEN AWARDS

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The Screen Awards are back for a sixth year, celebrating the very best of marketing, distribution and exhibition in the film industry.

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