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IM Global boards Hacksaw Ridge

EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson’s Berlin-bound wartime epic to star Andrew Garfield

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Lionsgate

Lionsgate, Hunan TV in partnership talks

28-Jan-2015 | By

Lionsgate and China’s Hunan TV are in advanced talks to strike a three-year film-making pact.

Soda to distribute Slow West in Canada

28-Jan-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Soda Pictures has picked up from HanWay Films Canadian rights to the Western following its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the weekend.

Jason Flemyng

Jason Flemyng directorial debut on Evolution slate

28-Jan-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Vampire action film written by Danny King (Wild Bill).

Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent leads Cesar nominees

28-Jan-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Designer biopic leads the pack with 10 nominations; Kristen Stewart, Marion Cotillard and Juliette Binoche in the running for actress awards.

Grandma

SPC acquires Paul Weitz’s Grandma

28-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

SUNDANCE: Sony Pictures Classics acquires worldwide rights to comedy starring Lily Tomlin.

Pride

BBC Films to receive BAFTA honour

28-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

BBC Films to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the BAFTA Awards next week.

Assassins Creed

Catchplay co-finances New Regency trio

28-Jan-2015 | By

Taiwanese distributor Catchplay has signed a deal to co-finance and co-distribute three New Regency productions: The Revenant, Assassin’s Creed and Splinter Cell.

Frozen

Frozen helps Japan box office rise 6.6%

28-Jan-2015 | By

Japan’s box office gross rose 6.6% to hit JPY207bn ($1.75bn) last year.

Douglas Trumbull

Parc Media unveils 3D co-productions

28-Jan-2015 | By

Start-up UK and Beijing-based production company Parc Media has unveiled a slate of three China-UK co-productions, two of which will use Douglas Trumbull’s new MAGI 3D process.

Scottish shoot

Scottish Film Talent initiatives unveiled

28-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Major new initiatives for Scottish Film Talent announced; 14 projects selected for New Talent Shorts programme.

Bobby Farrelly

Foresight to launch One Night Stan at EFM

27-Jan-2015 | By

Mark Damon returns to Berlin with a marquee title in the form of the Bobby Farrelly comedy and along with Tamara Birkemoe will commence pre-sales next week.

Magnolia takes world on Tangerine

27-Jan-2015 | By

A banner year in Park City continued to deliver the goods as Magnolia Pictures acquired world rights to Sean Baker’s comedy. Separately, Fox Searchlight closed a major deal for Brooklyn, while Alchemy, SPC and Lionsgate confirmed previously reported buys on Strangerland, The Diary Of A Teenage Girl and Knock Knock.

Colin Firth

Colin Firth, James Marsh set sail for StudioCanal

27-Jan-2015 | By

EFM: StudioCanal has injected what is sure to become one of the hottest titles at the market, setting the Oscar winner to play amateur yachtsman Donald Crowhurst in James Marsh’s follow-up to Academy Award nominee The Theory Of Everything.

Tom Barman

Tom Barman planning Alcoholics feature

27-Jan-2015 | By

Antwerp musician Tom Barman, founding member of cult rock band dEUS, is setting aside time to devote to his film work and has three film projects at early stages.

Pandemic

Content to spread Pandemic at EFM

27-Jan-2015 | By

Content Media will commence international sales in Berlin next week on John Suits’ sci-fi action-thriller starring Rachel Nichols, Mekhi Phifer and Missi Pyle.

Michael Fassbender

Universal starts Steve Jobs shoot

27-Jan-2015 | By

Danny Boyle has begun principal photography in San Francisco on Universal’s Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender.

Force Majeure

Force Majeure wins top Swedish film prize

27-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Ruben Östlund’s family drama leads the pack with six Guldbagge Awards.

Berlinale director: no plans for German MIP

27-Jan-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.

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The Exchange boards Seacole for EFM

27-Jan-2015 | By

Octavia Spencer is attached to star and will reunite with The Help producer Brunson Green on the biopic, which The Exchange will introduce to buyers next week.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Five Armies ousts Miss Granny in China

27-Jan-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies grossed $49.84m on its opening weekend in China, pushing record-breaking remake Miss Granny into second place.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen cover January 23 2015

Screen January 23 2015

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.

Screen January 19 2015

Screen January 19 2015

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.

Screen cover January 7 2015

Screen January 7 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including interviews with Jessica Chastain, Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, JK Simmons and David Oyelowo…

Screen December 19 2014

Screen December 19 2014

Browse the digital version of Screen International here…

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 22-Feb 1)

Sundance 2015 UK event

Sundance 2015: Meet The Brits Brunch

Pretty much everybody who was anybody in the UK film business and in Park City attended the casual gathering at High West Distillery.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2015: going wild

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)

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ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 21-Feb 1)

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam 2015: artful vision

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

CineMart

CineMart Rotterdam: all change

Only projects with 25% of their financing in place have been selected for Rotterdam’s CineMart.

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AWARDS COUNTDOWN

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta Digital: Maximum effect

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

The Theory of Everything, the making of...

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

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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.

On set of Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.

Richard Linklater on set of Boyhood with Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.

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INTERVIEWS

Berlinale director: no plans for German MIP

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Vanishing Point

Tiger directors: Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Vanishing Point

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).

The Project of the Century La obra del siglo

Tiger directors: Carlos M. Quintela, The Project of the Century

The Cuban director talks about his inter-generational drama, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Parabellum

Tiger directors: Lukas Valenta Rinner, Parabellum

The Austrian director talks about survivalist feature, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Dog Lady La Mujer de los Perros

Tiger directors: Laura Citarella and Verónica Llinás, Dog Lady (La Mujer de los Perros)

The Argentine director and actress both talk about a woman who lives with a pack of dogs, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

RKSS Collective

RKSS Collective, Turbo Kid

Quebecois co-directors Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissell tell Jeremy Kay about their Sundance entry, a retro-fuelled, post-apocalyptic romantic action-adventure complete with classic 1980s 3D toy the View-Master.

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden

Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden, Mississippi Grind

The veteran Sundance co-writer-directors tell Tiffany Pritchard about their return to Park City with the Premieres selection about gambling pals on a trip to a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.

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