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Victor Banerjee

Paskaljevic to direct Dev Bhoomi

20-Oct-2014 | By

Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic is planning to shoot Indo-Serbian co-production Dev Bhoomi, starring Victor Banerjee, in India next March.

Speed Sisters

Speed Sisters to premiere as Ajyal opener

19-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

World premiere of motor racing documentary Speed Sisters to open Doha Film Institute’s second annual Ajyal Youth Film Festival.

Good Kill

IFC takes Good Kill

18-Oct-2014 | By

IFC Films has acquired US rights to Andrew Niccol’s highly regarded drone film starring Ethan Hawke and January Jones. Separately monterey media has taken Like Sunday, Like Rain.

Under the Skin

New studio key to future of film in Scotland

17-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Creative Scotland has identified seven key priorities for growing the country’s film sector, top of which is the creation of a film studio.

Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland to write and direct radio play

17-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: The British director of Berberian Sound Studio and The Duke of Burgundy set to deliver new play next year.

The Sleeping Room

7 & 7 books horror Sleeping Room

17-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit to shop horror at AFM.

James Cosmo

James Cosmo joins Scorsese exec'd Tomorrow

17-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

The Braveheart and Game of Thrones star one of three new actors to join the British feature.

Doctor Who - Day of the Doctor

Doctor Who wins top event cinema award

17-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners at the ECA Awards included a live Muse concert, three Royal Opera House productions and the British Museum’s Pompeii Live.

Film London Micro Market

Second Film London Micro Market wraps

17-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

A number of financing deals in the works following micro-budget finance market.

At Home

Revamped Kyoto gets glitzy opening

17-Oct-2014 | By

Actresses Irene Jacob, Fumi Nikaido and Kiki Sugino hit the red carpet at the festival in Japan, which opened with Hiroshi Chono ‘s At Home.

Sierra/Affinity to sell Mr. Right at AFM

16-Oct-2014 | By

Lakeshore Entertainment has injected a title into a typically quiet run-up to the market, announcing that Sierra/Affinity will introduce buyers to the romantic action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

AFI FEST unveils New Auteurs, Shorts, American Independents

16-Oct-2014 | By

Güeros, 10,000 KM and Happy Valley will screen at the festival as top brass announced programming in three sections.

Ed Vaizey

Ed Vaizey: BFI should expand remit for TV, animation

16-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

The UK culture minister talks about the current strengths and challenges of the British film industry.

Faye Walker

Cinedigm hires Faye Walker

16-Oct-2014

Faye Walker has joined Cinedigm as svp of customer acquisitions. Separately, OddLot has announced two promotions in its development team.

Suite Francaise

Suite Française among AFM screenings

16-Oct-2014 | By

TF1 handles international sales on Saul Dibb’s Second World War romance starring Michelle Williams and Matthias Schoenaerts, set to make its market world premiere in Santa Monica next month.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller on Rome challenges

16-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival veteran discusses this year’s “pop mix” and a “very challenging” year.

Billy Elliot

Universal exec issues ‘event cinema’ warning

16-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Event cinema will be key to helping theatres survive but the industry should be wary of repeating the mistakes of 3D, according to a Universal exec.

On the set of Tordenskiold

Genz starts shooting Nimbus' Tordenskiold

16-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Jakob Oftebro (Kon-Tiki) plays the titular Danish-Norwegian Vice-Admiral

Barrie Osbourne

Barrie Osborne turns to Kickstarter

16-Oct-2014 | By

The Oscar-winning producer of The Lord Of The Rings trilogy is putting together funds for the environmentally themed family drama Talk Is Cheep.

Rod Smith

Evolution Pictures launches with Anchor Bay exec

16-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Finance and production company will be allied to GFM Films.

MORE NEWS

  • Where have all the writers gone?

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    Some of India’s leading filmmakers discussed the country’s lack of creative screenwriters during a Mumbai Film Festival panel discussion.

  • Laura Poitras talks Citizenfour

    By Wendy Mitchell

    Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour, the remarkable documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, had its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival last night, in an event that was broadcast live to 70 cinemas across the UK.

  • Going local and global in Beirut

    By Tim Grierson

    Colette Naufal talks about building the Beirut International Film Festival.

  • Ask the Experts

    Screen asked festival and awards season experts: ‘Which actor or director would you like to be stuck with in an elevator?’

MORE COMMENT

TERRITORY FOCUS

Aftershock

Welcome to Chilewood

Eli Roth and his Santiago-based partner Nicolas Lopez talk to Jeremy Kay about how they are reinventing the rules of film-making and turning their energy and ideas into a genre boom in Chile

IN FOCUS

Monty Python Live (Mostly)

Event Cinema: chain of events

As the UK’s event-cinema sector flourishes, Andreas Wiseman explores growth areas and potential for cannibalisation of film-going.

COMMENT

Billy Elliot

Event cinema comes of age

Billy Elliot, André Rieu and Monty Python are leading the charge for the growth of event cinema.

FILM FESTIVALS

Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Clare Stewart, Morten Tyldum

Clare Stewart, London Film Festival

Clare Stewart, director of BFI London Film Festival, tells Michael Rosser that a revamped programming approach is paying off.

SCREENTECH

Restoration Archive Forum

Restoration & Archive: a clean slate

Opportunities are opening up to restore classic assets on new formats - but film restoration is an art form in danger. Ann-Marie Corvin reports from Screen International and Broadcast’s Restoration & Archive Forum

DIGITAL EDITION

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Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians Of The Galaxy tops $400m at int'l box office

19-Oct-2014 | By

Guardians Of The Galaxy surged past $400m as a robust second weekend hold in China generated $23.1m overall and propelled the international running total to $404.8m.

MORE BOX OFFICE NEWS

INTERVIEWS

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book Of Life

The Emmy-winning, Mexican-born director of TV animation makes his feature directorial debut on the Fox release – guided by none other than Guillermo del Toro.

Peter Strickland Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland talks Bjork and Burgundy

British director Peter Strickland talks about his first foray into concert films and his latest fiction feature, The Duke of Burgundy.

Jon Fitzgerald

Jon Fitzgerald, Brad Parks, Hollywood Film Festival

After Jon Fitzgerald and Brad Parks’ philanthropic body Cinecause acquired the Hollywood Film Festival (HFF) in February of this year, the event has received a total make-over and now promotes socially conscious films.

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