In an outspoken interview, Erik Engelen, former director of acquisitions at Benelux distribution outfit A-Film (and still a consultant there), has given his views on what has brought one of the region’s most respected independent companies to its knees.
Leading European talent agent Richard Cook has called for a radical re-thinking of both the European film festival system and of public funding bodies like Eurimages and MEDIA.
EXCLUSIVE: Hope Dickson Leach writes and directs Somerset floods film now underway.
EXCLUSIVE: Repurposed RAF site to host Mammoth Screen production starring Jenna Coleman.
Fox’s sci-fi adaptation posts best-ever UK bow for Ridley Scott; StudioCanal’s Legend becomes distributor’s third biggest release.
EXCLUSIVE: The thriller will be sold at Mipcom this week.
Other winners include Venice title Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me and documentary Rabin In His Own Words.
IM Global’s The Journey begins production in Belfast.
Round-up of key television deals struck at Mipcom.
Korea’s Next Entertainment World (NEW) and China’s Huace have launched a Beijing-based joint venture and announced their first projects.
Mexico’s Kings of Nowhere wins doc prize; Thank You For Bombing wins Switzerland, Germany, Austria award.
Hanif Kureishi also collects honorary award.
Singapore-based short film platform Viddsee has raised $2.3m in its latest funding round with Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures (CAV) as lead investor.
Hong Kong-based Fame Universal Entertainment is producing a feature adaptation of top-rating Chinese reality TV show F-Team, starring Korean actor Lee Min Ho.
The Martian blasted into the international marketplace this weekend, grossing an estimated $45.2m and topping local charts in 20 of its 49 markets, according to distributor 20th Century Fox International.
The company will launch Eurocinema World, a live channel and SVOD service.
Fox’s The Martian shot straight to the top of the North American box office chart this weekend, opening with an estimated gross of $55m from 3,831 theatres.
BIFF co-founder and honorary director Kim Dong-ho has been appointed as president of the international jury for this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).
Screen International presents our 2015 AFM Product Guide.
Director Joe Wright and producer Paul Webster talk to NFTS about their vision for ‘Pan’ and making a tentpole movie with Warner Bros.
Soaking wet, grizzled Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez are hatching a crazy plot in the jungle – what’s not to like?
The 26th edition launched last night with guests including Natalie Dormer and Hanif Kureishi.
A film about opportunity seems fitting for director Joe Menendez and writer Jon Molerio, who have finally collaborated on their first project 16 years after a fateful encounter.
SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: On demand in demand; The impact of Netflix in Australia; Asia’s VOD players.
ACTOR: 22-year-old Dubliner Barry Keoghan has an unmistakable intensity, whether it be seen on TV’s Love/Hate, briefly glimpsed in the feature ’71 (he also has a small role in Trespass Against Us), or bigger turns in indies Norfolk and Rebecca Daly’s upcoming Mammal, in which he takes the lead opposite Rachel Griffiths (“It was a challenging part, to be honest,” he says).
ACTOR: Having made her mark on the small screen, 25-year-old Adelayo Adedayo would like to break through on film.
ACTOR: As a child, Nicholas Galitzine had his heart set on a professional rugby career. He was in the top-league Harlequins Academy when an injury led to him “falling a little bit out of love with rugby. It was tough because, when I lost that, I lost my escape from mundane school life. That’s why I turned to drama and music.”
ACTOR: Matteo Garrone’s medieval fairytale extravaganza Tale Of Tales held many surprises when it premiered at Cannes in May. One of them was London schoolgirl Bebe Cave, previously unknown and cast by Jina Jay in a role that escalated to take over the film’s final section.
The Screen Awards set to take place in London next month.
Fox/Fox Searchlight, Universal and Metrodome lead the nominations; Amy Winehouse documentary is the most nominated film.