SUNDANCE: IFC Midnight has swooped on US rights to Dark Factory Entertainment’s revenge thriller following its world premiere at Sundance.
FilmNation will introduce EFM buyers to the thriller starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan, which Open Road Films is financing and will distribute in the US.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired North America, English-speaking rights and select territories to the thriller starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort. Lotus will commence pre-sales on remaining territories at the EFM next week.
The Weinstein Company secures sale of drama starring Helen Mirren, set to world premiere at Berlinale.
Korean actress Son Ye-jin as been cast in Huayi Brothers’ Bad Guys Always Die (working title), which will be executive produced by Korean filmmaker Kang Je Gyu and China’s Feng Xiaogang.
EFM: UK sales outfit The Works International has boarded world rights to documentary Elstree 1976, about the effect Star Wars had on the lives of those involved in even the smallest roles in the film.
UTV Motion Pictures’ blockbuster PK, starring Aamir Khan, is heading for distribution in mainland China, where China Film Group and Huaxia will release it on 3,500 screens.
Alex Garland’s sci-fi drama judges edges Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller.
European film professionals community will be looking to hear more concrete proposals about future EU policy for film and TV sector when Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, comes to the Berlinale.
Patrick Roy has been promoted to president of eOne Films Canada and Les Films Séville as the company announced Bryan Gliserman was stepping down as president of eOne Films Canada.
EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based sales company will kick off sales at EFM next week on The Community’s comedy to star Shiloh Fernandez, Chris Noth, Mary-Louise Parker and Ashley Benson.
EFM: Alex Walton’s Bloom heads to the Berlin market with international rights to the geopolitical thriller starring Guillaume Canet and Jamie Dornan, who will be in town for the world premiere of Fifty Shades Of Grey.
Noam Murro will direct The Black List screenplay for Atlas Independent that Highland Film Group (HFG) will introduce to international buyers in Berlin next week.
The distributor of Woody Allen’s last six films has acquired North American rights to his latest comedy from Gravier Productions bearing the new title Irrational Man.
Patrick Wachsberger’s sales team will commence talks with international buyers in Berlin on the previously announced comedy that went into production this week and stars Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and Anthony Mackie.
Telefilm Canada has unveiled its Ten Canadians To Watch at the Berlinale and the EFM.
The busy distributor confirmed on Thursday (January 29) its world deal at Sundance on Crystal Moselle’s documentary.
Dakota Fanning to star as a woman who descends into insanity; Gerard Barrett to direct.
EFM: Content Film has added another title to its Berlin sales slate and will kick off talks with international buyers next week on Alex Winter’s documentary.
The distributor has picked up US rights to Swedish director Mikael Berg’s tale of lust, love, class and the battle of the sexes.
Fox has dropped the first teaser for its summer superhero reboot.
Producer Catherine Bray on the Beyond Clueless team’s strategy for self-distributing the crowd-funded doc, which has taken more than $25,000 (£17,000) to date.
I’m not sure what it felt like in Ljubljana or Dundee, but from Rotterdam the first IFFR Live screening of Jan-Willem van Ewijk’s drama Atlantic. was quite exciting.
“Meet And Greet” is IFFR’s new initiative to allow the public and industry visitors to encounter filmmakers in an informal setting.
Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch and Stephen Daldry; and special reports on the VFX of Interstellar, the Goteborg Film Festival and short films.
Browse the digital version of Screen International here including a focus on cinema bookers, Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festivals, and interviews with Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu, Nightcrawler cinematographer Robert Elswit, The Grand Budapest Hotel production designer Adam Stockhausen and The Imitation Game composer Alexandre Desplat.
Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Jessica Chastain, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, JK Simmons and David Oyelowo…
Browse the digital version of Screen International here…
The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies stands at $630.7m through Warner Bros Pictures International and continues to rampage through China.
Sundance Film Festival’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth talk to Jeremy Kay about the ‘exhilarating’ selections in the 2015 edition (Jan 22-Feb 1)
Screen International’s picks of the hot films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (Jan 22-Feb 1).
Rutger Wolfson, festival director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), tells Wendy Mitchell how the event stays true to its cinephile roots while also having an openness to changing forms and digital models
Only projects with 25% of their financing in place have been selected for Rotterdam’s CineMart.
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 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
The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.
Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.
Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.
The Danish director talks about his teen suicide drama, which screens at the Goteborg International Film Festival, following its world premiere in Rotterdam.
It is fitting that Swedish director Sanna Lenken’s debut feature, My Skinny Sister, should have its world premiere at Goteborg, given the filmmaker’s connections to the city.
For veteran Finnish director Jorn Donner, his latest project Armi Alive! - which world premieres as the closing film of the Goteborg International Film Festival - was much more than just another credit to add to his already long list.
Judging by the Park City crowds that attempted to elbow their way into the world premiere of Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief one might say this is Alex Gibney’s most talked-about film to date.
Hot off the Sundance world premiere of his lauded 17th century chiller and the subsequent US deal with A24 Films, director Robert Eggers is thankful that festival audiences “get” his feature directorial debut.
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.
The Thai director talks about his feature inspired by his parents car accident, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).