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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Hobbit retains UK lead

22-Dec-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ climactic Hobbit outing hits £20m as it retains top spot; StudioCanal’s Paddington holds off newcomers to stay in second with $3.9m (£2.5m).

Nyqvist joins Kenyeres' Hier

22-Dec-2014 | By

Swedish star takes the lead in debut feature from Hungarian auteur Balint Kenyeres.

Alex van Warmerdam

Screen Flanders invests $1.9m in eight projects

22-Dec-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Schneider vs. Bax from Borgman director Alex van Warmerdam.

Wanda Movie Park

Wanda unveils Wuhan theme park

22-Dec-2014 | By

China’s Dalian Wanda group held a launch ceremony at the weekend for its latest entertainment projects, Wanda Movie Park and Han Show Theatre, in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Les Arcs piracy roundtable

Les Arcs panel tackles piracy

22-Dec-2014 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Copyright infringement and piracy protection was a point of focus at this year’s Les Arcs Film Festival.

The Great Dictator

Secret Cinema screens Great Dictator in Sony protest

22-Dec-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Event cinema specialists stage one-off screening in five cities after Sony cancels release of The Interview.

The Fool

The Fool takes top prize in Les Arcs

21-Dec-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other winners include Labyrinth of Lies, These Are The Rules, Underdog, Hyena, Frank.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Hobbit finale storms to $90m in US

21-Dec-2014 | By

New Line-MGM’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies dominated the North American box office, grossing an estimated $56.2m from Friday-Sunday that climbed to $91M over five days.

The Lobster

Les Arcs celebrates diverse crop of Ireland films

21-Dec-2014 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The Lobster [pictured] is presented as case study in co-production market.

The Interview

North Korea proposes joint hacker probe with US

20-Dec-2014 | By

Pyongyang has denied FBI claims that North Korea was behind the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyber attacks and called for a joint inquiry with the US into the matter.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Five Armies breaches $160m


New Line-MGM’s The Hobbit: The Battles Of The Five Armies remains the one to beat on $162.7m through Warner Bros Pictures International heading into its second weekend.

The Great Beauty

Creative Europe distribution grants revealed

19-Dec-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Constantin, Golem, Lucky Red receive biggest grants in 2014; Curzon and Distrify benefit from Online Scheme grants.


Major markets miss out on Creative Europe development grants

19-Dec-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Only one of 37 UK single project drama applications gets support in latest round.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke talks Linklater, River Phoenix and Sony

19-Dec-2014 | By Larry Bartleet

Actor and writer discusses career (and Sony hack) at BAFTA retrospective.

Oscar foreign language shortlist unveiled

19-Dec-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

AMPAS has announced the nine features on the shortlist for the Foreign Language Film Academy Award.  A record 83 films had been submitted.

The Interview

Sony backpedals on The Interview

19-Dec-2014 | By

Sony top brass have gone on the offensive in light of their vilified decision to cancel the release of The Interview, placing the onus on exhibition partners, hinting at a future release and engaging in a spat with US President Barack Obama.

Kieran Breen

Kieran Breen earns Fox Int’l marketing stripes

19-Dec-2014 | By

Kieran Breen has been promoted to president of international theatrical marketing at 20th Century Fox, reporting to co-presidents of worldwide theatrical marketing Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus.

Secret Cinema: Back to the Future

Secret Cinema launches 'censorship' screening

19-Dec-2014 | By Larry Bartleet

Event cinema company launches screening after The Interview is pulled.

One Night in Oslo

Polish sales outfit spends One Night in Oslo

19-Dec-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

New Europe Film Sales nabs Norwegian youth film.


Duvall, Iñárritu in Palm Springs honours

19-Dec-2014 | By

Robert Duvall will collect the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Icon Award while Alejandro G Iñárritu will receive the Director Of The Year Award for Birdman.



 Into The Woods

Into The Woods

By Tim Grierson

Dir: Rob Marshall. US. 2014. 124mins



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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Hobbit retains UK lead

22-Dec-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ climactic Hobbit outing hits £20m as it retains top spot; StudioCanal’s Paddington holds off newcomers to stay in second with $3.9m (£2.5m).




Bafta takes the spotlight

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.

JK Simmons on set of Whiplash with Damien Chazelle

Whiplash: Cracking the whip

Whiplash represented a tough story on and off screen. Michael Rosser talks to the creative team about bringing Damien Chazelle’s personal experiences to life.

Alicia Vikander on set of Testament of Youth with director James Kent

Alicia Vikander, Testament Of Youth

Alicia Vikander tells Wendy Mitchell about doing Vera Brittain justice in Testament Of Youth and finding roles of emotional substance.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh talks to John Hazelton about raising finance, going digital and the importance of research in creating three-dimensional and historically accurate characters for his latest feature, Mr. Turner.

Ruben Ostlund

Ruben Ostlund, Force Majeure

Ruben Ostlund, the Swedish director of Force Majeure, tells Tiffany Pritchard about his lengthy casting process, the Titanic myth and his love of YouTube.



VIDEO: Screen Awards 2014 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2014

Screen Awards 2014 Distributor studio

GALLERY: Screen Awards 2014 Video

Photos of the Screen Awards 2014 winners and drinks reception.

Screen Awards 2014 winners

UPDATED (gallery/official winners book): The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2014 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.



The Lesson

Palm Springs: World appeal

19-Dec-2014 | By Elbert Wyche

Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan 2-12) will screen a broad selection of awards contenders for both the industry and the public, and includes a special focus on central and eastern Europe. Elbert Wyche reports.


Palm Springs: Special focus

19-Dec-2014 | By Screen staff

Palm Springs is showcasing 19 features as part of its central and eastern Europe focus. Screen meets the film-makers behind two of the titles.


Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer, The Look Of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer talks to Wendy Mitchell about changing the culture of fear in Indonesia with The Act Of Killing and its follow-up, The Look Of Silence.

Dior And I

Andy Whittaker & Anna Godas, Dogwoof

UK distributor Dogwoof Films is celebrating a decade of championing its socially conscious films across multiple platforms. Company founders Andy Whittaker and Anna Godas tell Geoffrey Macnab about their vision.

Evangelion 3.33

Hideaki Anno, Evangelion

Japanese animator and creator of the Evangelion series, Hideaki Anno, talks to Liz Shackleton about the joys of destruction.

Jan-Wllem Van Ewijk

Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Atlantic

Dutch director Jan-Willem van Ewijk explains to Melanie Goodfellow how a passion for windsurfing in Morocco was the inspiration for his film Atlantic.

Daoud Abdel Sayed

Daoud Abdel Sayed, Out Of The Ordinary

Egyptian filmmaker Daoud Abdel Sayed talks to Liz Shackleton about working with child actors and tackling the supernatural in his latest film, Out Of The Ordinary, which is premiering at DIFF.

Toni El Massih

Toni El Massih, VOX Cinemas

Toni El Massih, director of distribution and film content at pan-Arab exhibitor VOX Cinemas, talks to Melanie Goodfellow about programming screens in the region.

The spark of Electricity

Director Bryn Higgins and star Agyness Deyn talk about bringing a unique young woman to life in British drama Electricity.


Urban Hymn

Set Report: Urban Hymn

From the London set of Urban Hymn, Adam Woodard talks to writer Nick Moorcroft and director Michael Caton-Jones about the drama.

The Ones Below

Set report: The Ones Below

David Farr’s feature directorial debut, The Ones Below, is a study of contemporary London, the loneliness of motherhood and the anxiety of the modern world. Wendy Mitchell visits the set.

Set report: Shaun the Sheep the Movie

On the set of Shaun The Sheep The Movie, Aardman Animations veterans are taking inspiration from silent comedy to guide the flock to the big screen. Wendy Mitchell reports.