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Hercules

Hercules

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Brett Ratner. US. 2014. 98mins

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Father

K5 Independent takes Father

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K5 Independent is to handle international sales for Visar Morina’s feature debut Father (Babai) which is currently shooting in North Rhine-Westphalia.

Disney dates Pirates 5, Marvel pic

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Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures has dated its fifth instalment of the smash adventure franchise and announced the release date for another Marvel film.

  • Paddington statues to land in London

    By Lauren Cole

    London to host 50 ‘life size’ bear statues as StudioCanal launches Paddington trail.

  • Nightcrawler trailer Video

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    “You have to make the money to buy a ticket!” screams Jake Gyllenhaal in Bold Films’ upcoming Toronto world premiere. What on earth can he mean?

  • Is boycotting the answer in Israel?

    By Melanie Goodfellow

    Palestinian directors refused to show their films at the Jerusalem Film Festival last week in protest at Israeli treatment of Palestinians. Is it the right approach?

  • Life After Beth: Up in the attic

    By Ian Sandwell

    Ian Sandwell picks the brains of Jeff Baena, Aubrey Plaza and Matthew Gray Gubler to find out more about Life After Beth.

  • Star Wars X-Wing unveiled by Abrams Video

    By Andreas Wiseman

    In the latest manna from heaven for Star Wars fans, J.J. Abrams has teased an X-Wing Starfighter that will be used in next year’s Star Wars VII.

  • Mamoru Oshii honoured at Fantasia

    By Ian Sandwell

    Japanese film-maker receives Lifetime Achievement award on opening night of genre festival in Montreal.

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INTERVIEWS

Luc Besson

Luc Besson, Lucy

The French director of La Femme Nikita and Leon: The Professional returns with a new super-female – and in this case it’s no exaggeration. Plus he tells Jeremy Kay why the first meeting with Scarlett Johansson was like two dogs sniffing each other’s butts.

Suburban Gothic

Richard Bates, Jr. & Matthew Gray Gubler, Suburban Gothic

Writer/director Richard Bates, Jr. and lead actor Matthew Gray Gubler talk to Ian Sandwell about Suburban Gothic, which world premiered at Fantasia.

Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill, I Origins

Mike Cahill burst onto the scene three years ago when his feature directorial debut Another Earth premiered at Sundance and won the special jury prize and the $20,000 Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize.

TERRITORY FOCUS

Malta: Treasure island

An improved film rebate and renowned water facilities make Malta a big draw. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

Malta: Buoyant industry

Rebecca Cremona’s Simshar — Malta’s first fully fledged home-grown feature — marks a turning point for the indigenous film-making community. Melanie Goodfellow reports.

SCREENTECH

Maleficent

VFX on Maleficent

Digital Domain’s Kelly Port tells Elbert Wyche how he created technical processes to produce the stellar effects for Disney’s fantasy blockbuster Maleficent.

LipSync Post at 30

LipSync Post celebrates its 30th anniversary this year and has invested in more than 50 feature films. Wendy Mitchell talks to financial director Norman Merry about the company’s flexibility and the diversity of its work.

Schedule 2: stand and deliver

Schedule 2, which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary and opened a New York outpost, makes sure films are seen at their very best. Michael Rosser meets Rebecca Hawkes, chief of the ‘technical police’.

IMAX

IMAX: big and bigger

IMAX is set for a huge summer, continuing its global expansion. Wendy Mitchell talks to company executives Andrew Cripps and Greg Foster.

Cinema

ScreenTech: Laser technology

A better 3D experience and cheaper running costs bode well for laser projection’s success, but are its benefits enough to encourage mainstream theatres to make the investment? John Hazelton reports.

ScreenTech: Sound investments

With the dust barely settled on digital switchover, exhibitors have begun investing in new audio technology to further differentiate their offer from home cinema. Adrian Pennington reports

Roundtable: Tapping into talent

Industry experts gathered at a Creative England, British Council and Screen International roundtable in Cannes to discuss ways to support new film-making talent. Andreas Wiseman recaps the key discussion points.

SET REPORT

Set report: Yakuza Apocalypse

Japan’s Takashi Miike returns to his action roots with a suitably off the wall gangster-vampire story, Yakuza Apocalypse. Jason Gray visits the set.

STARS OF TOMORROW

Mia Goth, Calvin Demba, Maisie Williams, Callum Turner

Screen unveils 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International is today unveiling its 2014 UK Stars of Tomorrow, profiling rising actors, writers, directors, producers and heads of department.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Jerusalem Digital Daily, issue 5

Jerusalem 2014: Screen's dailies

Download Screen International’s daily magazine from the 31st Jesusalem Film Festival here.


PiFan 2014

Transmedia talks at PiFan’s NAFF

23-Jul-2014 | By

At the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan), experts discussed transmedia storytelling, where it’s at and where it could go in the near future.

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Maleficent

Maleficent crosses $700m worldwide

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The Disney smash starring Angelina Jolie has become the 15th Disney release in industry history to reach the milestone.  

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