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Mohamed Hefzy

Hefzy, Abdalla reteam on Black Tea adaptation

26-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film Clinic’s Hefzy also co-producing Mohamed Khan’s new film Before the Summer Crowds.

No One's Child

Blind Dates wins at Zagreb Film Festival

25-Oct-2014 | By

Slovenian film Karpotrotter wins best documentary; No One’s Child gets audience award

Bouchereb receives ADFF honour, talks career

25-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchereb, who is being honoured with a career achievement award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival this year, talked extensively about his career at a special ‘in conversation’ event.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

AFI FEST unveils tech showcase

24-Oct-2014 | By

Top brass have announced the inaugural technology showcase State Of The Art - Innovation, Storytelling And Technology.

Dads Army

Dad’s Army first look

24-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

The first images from comedy reboot Dad’s Army have been released as well as fresh cast details.

Iris

Magnolia takes world on Iris

24-Oct-2014 | By

Albert Maysles’ documentary chronicles the life of 93-year-old fashionista Iris Apfel and will open theatrically in 2015. Separately, Lionsgate has set an October 2015 release for The Last Witch Hunter.

Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley to direct Free Fire

24-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kill List and High-Rise director to tackle action film; Protagonist to introduce at AFM.

James Franco and Megan Fox

James Franco’s Zeroville assembles star cast

24-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Seth Rogen, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell to star; Embankment to sell.

El Ott

Falcon swoops on Ibrahim El-Batout’s El Ott

24-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film that premieres in competition at Abu Dhabi stars Egyptian actor Amr Waked as a gangster who challenges a child organ trafficker.

Fury

Sony to halt South Korea distribution

24-Oct-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sony will cease to self-distribute in South Korea on December 31 as it emerged that the joint venture with Disney will be dissolved.

Animal Crackers

Odin's Eye boards Animal Crackers

24-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Sales to kick off at AFM.

Teenage

Turtles outgun Fury on social media

24-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles generate more buzz on social networks in the UK than Brad Pitt war movie.

The Equalizer

Cinema business to grow in Middle East

24-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Empire CEO Mario Haddad and Gulf Films chief Selim El-Azar discuss distribution in the region at Abu Dhabi show business conference.

Laurence Sargent

Sargent-Disc wins at Payroll World Awards

24-Oct-2014 | By Screen staff

Sargent-Disc has won the Specialist Payroll Provider Award at the 2014 Payroll World Awards in London.

Fyzz Facility opens LA office

24-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK producer-financiers The Fyzz Facility, run by producers Wayne Marc Godfrey and Robert Jones, is to open an LA office this month.

Boyhood

Boyhood leads Gothams nominations

23-Oct-2014 | By

Richard Linklater’s drama that follows the life of a boy from five to 18 is in contention for four prizes at the 24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards by IFP. 

Chloë Grace Moretz

The 5th Wave begins shoot

23-Oct-2014 | By

YA adaptation stars Chloë Grace Moretz.

Anthony Hopkins

Electric plugs into Anthony Hopkins' Go With Me

23-Oct-2014 | By

Thriller to be directed by Daniel Alfredson and is headed to the AFM.

James Gunn

Guardians director hails Japanese heroes

23-Oct-2014 | By

The 27th Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) opened today with the premiere of Disney animation Big Hero 6, presented by its creators including directors Chris Williams and Don Hall.

Dior And I

Orchard acquires Dior and I

23-Oct-2014 | By

The Orchard has acquired all North American rights to Frédéric Tcheng’s fashion documentary Dior and I.

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FILM FESTIVALS

Abu Dhabi's driving force

Abu Dhabi Film Festival (Oct 23-Nov 1) brings the best in world cinema to the region, while its Sanad fund has put local film-makers on the international stage.

Pikmin

Tokyo plays it cool

Tokyo International Film Festival (Oct 23-31) adds new venues and an increased focus on Japanese exports and Asian links.

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.

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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INTERVIEWS

Bouchereb receives ADFF honour, talks career

French-Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchereb, who is being honoured with a career achievement award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival this year, talked extensively about his career at a special ‘in conversation’ event.

Ali Mostafa, From A To B

INTERVIEW: Abu Dhabi Film Festival opener to hit the AFM next month and will also screen at the upcoming Cairo International Film Festival.

Daihachi Yoshida

Daihachi Yoshida, Pale Moon

Director Daihachi Yoshida tells Liz Shackleton about Pale Moon, his story of a housewife embezzler, the only Japanese film in Tokyo’s competition this year

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