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LATEST FILM NEWS HEADLINES

Odeon Holloway Road

Cinema ‘needs to reset itself’, DCM CEO

27-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cinemas must engage more with audiences outside of the theatres, according to the CEO of Digital Cinema Media.

The American Friend

Berlin's Wim Wenders homage line-up revealed

27-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Ten strong line-up of titles unveiled; Wenders to take part in on stage conversation.

Hong Kong business district

Hong Kong, Korea sign creative pact

27-Nov-2014 | By

Hong Kong and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to encourage collaboration between the two countries’ creative industries.

Wayne Blair

Sapphires director wins Screen Australia funding

27-Nov-2014 | By

Wayne Blair, Rachel Perkins, Greg McLean, Cameron and Colin Cairnes get green lights for new Australian films, including a new feature starring Kevin Bacon.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda, Busan to set up co-pro fund

27-Nov-2014 | By

China’s Wanda Group and Korea’s second biggest city, Busan, are reportedly setting up a $90m (KRW100bn) fund to finance China-Korea co-productions.

Marie Fernandes

Molinare appoints Marie Fernandes

27-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Fernandes joins from Company 3.

Popeye

Popeye wins top TorinoFilmLab prize

27-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Forthcoming feature debut of Kirsten Tan wins $75,000 production prize.

Toto And His Sisters

HBO Europe renews doc commitment

27-Nov-2014 | By

HBO Europe has re-emphasised its commitment to feature documentary as a core part of its original programming.

Richard Linklater

Linklater to receive Palm Springs award

26-Nov-2014 | By

Richard Linklater will collect the 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the annual awards gala on January 3.

Witherspoon, Kidman join Big Little Lies

26-Nov-2014 | By

In arguably the most high-profile TV project to involve film stars since Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson were cast in True Detective, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are to star in a darkly comedic limited series as kindergarten mothers.

Made in Germany Perspektive Fellowship jury 2015

Berlinale unveils Perspektive Fellowship jury

26-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Jury includes Golden Leopard-winning director Angelina Maccarone, actress jenny Schily and producer Jochen Laube.

American Hustle

Blinkbox secures EFD deal

26-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Tesco-owned TVOD service Blinkbox has inked a deal with Entertainment Film Distributors to host titles including American Hustle, The Butler, Transcendence, Her and August: Osage County.

The Theory of Everything

Theory of Everything to open DIFF

26-Nov-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival bookended by Stephen Hawking biopic and musical Into the Woods.

Birdman

Birdman leads Spirit Award noms

25-Nov-2014 | By

Birdman earned six nods and Boyhood, Nightcrawler and Selma five apiece as Rosario Dawson and Diego Luna unveiled the 2014 Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on November 25.

Cobain

Uni takes int’l on Kurt Cobain doc

25-Nov-2014 | By

Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group will handle the release outside the US on Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck prior to the HBO broadcast in 2015.

Ridley Scott

VES honour for Ridley Scott

25-Nov-2014 | By

Ridley Scott with receive the Visual Effects Society’s VES Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4 in Los Angeles.

Rosamund Pike

Arrow Films acquires Rosamund Pike thriller

25-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Gone Girl actress stars alongside Shiloh Fernandez and Nick Nolte.

Interstellar

Interstellar stays on top in China

25-Nov-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar retained its lead at the top of the China box office last week, grossing $41.45m from 7 million admissions.

Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing

Star Wars, Avengers boost Pinewood revenues

25-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Pinewood Shepperton suffered a dip in revenue from its TV operations as it prepares to exit its Teddington facility.

Mostofa S. Farooki

No Man’s Land wins NFDC Award

25-Nov-2014 | By

Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s No Man’s Land was awarded the $16,000 (Rs1m) NFDC Development Award at the close of the Film Bazaar co-production market (Nov 20-24).

MORE NEWS

  • Q&A: Kajaki: The True Story

    By Michael Rosser

    Screen moderated a preview screening of British landmine drama Kajaki: The True Story. Here are the answers from cast, crew and veteran Stu Hale.

  • Cinema is never ‘foreign’

    By Wendy Mitchell

    Screen has kicked off our awards season coverage, with a focus on the foreign-language race.

  • Green Room first-look picture

    By

    Patrick Stewart plays the head of a white supremacist group in Jeremy Saulnier’s follow-up to Blue Ruin from Broad Green Pictures.

  • Bringing home the bacon

    By Wendy Mitchell

    Bacon and barbie dolls to promote the new film Altern-i-life.

MORE COMMENT

Black Sea

Black Sea

By Mark Adams, chief film critic

Dir: Kevin Macdonald. UK. 2014. 115mins

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen November 21 2014

Screen November 21 2014

Browse the digital version of Screen International here…

Film Bazaar 2014: Screen's dailies

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from Goa’s Film Bazaar here.

Screen November 2014

Screen November 2014

Download the November 2014 edition of Screen International here…

World of Locations

World of Locations

DIGITAL EDITION: Showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.

Interstellar

Interstellar stays on top in China

25-Nov-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar retained its lead at the top of the China box office last week, grossing $41.45m from 7 million admissions.

MORE BOX OFFICE NEWS

AWARDS COUNTDOWN

Leviathan

Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film

Details on all 83 submissions for the foreign language Oscar race including contact details.

Rocks in my Pockets

Oscars: Best Foreign-Language Film interviews

Directors of foreign language Oscar submissions talk to Screen about the thinking behind their films. Interviews by Laurence Boyce, Sarah Cooper, Melanie Goodfellow, Wendy Mitchell and Juan Sarda

Paddington

The perfect Paddington

Expectations don’t come much higher than bringing family favourite Paddington to life. Director Paul King and the Framestore creatives tell Neal Romanek how they made the loveable bear fit for the big screen.

MORE AWARDS FEATURES

STARS OF TOMORROW

Chris Vance and Daisy Lewis

LA Stars of Tomorrow 2014

This year’s LA Stars feature boasts nine individuals whose names emerged from a diligent trawl of agents, managers and publicists on both sides of the Atlantic.

Briony Hanson Marlon Smith Maisie Williams

VIDEO: British Council, Screen present Stars at LFF Video

Screen International teamed with British Council to present Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrowat an intimate industry dinner during the BFI London Film Festival.

SCREEN AWARDS

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2014 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2014

Screen Awards 2014 Distributor studio

GALLERY: Screen Awards 2014 Video

Photos of the Screen Awards 2014 winners and drinks reception.

Screen Awards 2014 winners

UPDATED (gallery/official winners book): The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2014 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

TERRITORY FOCUS

Gone With The Bullets

TERRITORY FOCUS: China

Screen’s third China special looks at Sino-US collaborations and the trends shaping domestic production.

The Water Diviner

TERRITORY FOCUS: Australia

There is much to champion in Australia this year, and Screen is thrilled to highlight a few of these talents and trends.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

TERRITORY FOCUS: Iceland

Iceland has seen a recent Hollywood boom with projects such as Noah, Game Of Thrones and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, and local talents are also thriving despite funding challenges. Wendy Mitchell looks at the filmic draw of this unique island nation.

INTERVIEWS

Guido Rud, FilmSharks International

FilmSharks International’s Guido Rud tells Jeremy Kay about building a slate ripe for sales and remakes.

Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida

Pawel Pawlikowski tells Jeremy Kay about exploring the Poland of his childhood in Ida, and why he wanted to portray universal themes of faith and identity within the context of a very personal journey

Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu

The spread of Islamic fundamentalism across Africa has flung many ordinary Muslims’ lives into turmoil. Timbuktu director Abderrahmane Sissako tells Elbert Wyche why he wanted to express their story

Dardenne brothers

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night

Belgian auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne talk to John Hazelton about casting their biggest star yet, Marion Cotillard, in the workplace drama, Two Days, One Night — Belgium’s foreign language Oscar entry.

Christopher J. Dodd, MPAA

MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd talks to Liz Shackleton about Japanese audiences, China’s quotas and the impact of digital distribution on the film business.

Champs

Bert Marcus & Mike Tyson, Champs

Director Bert Marcus and subject Mike Tyson tell Jeremy Kay about how their boxing documentary, Champs, transcends the world of sports.

Gong Yu

Gong Yu, iQiyi

iQiyi founder and CEO Gong Yu talks to Liz Shackleton about the company’s production plans and how it is working on its film business with parent company Baidu.

Robert Jones & Wayne Marc Godfrey, The Fyzz Facility

The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey open up to Andreas Wiseman about their thriving production and finance company.

SET REPORT

Urban Hymn

Set Report: Urban Hymn

From the London set of Urban Hymn, Adam Woodard talks to writer Nick Moorcroft and director Michael Caton-Jones about the drama.

The Ones Below

Set report: The Ones Below

David Farr’s feature directorial debut, The Ones Below, is a study of contemporary London, the loneliness of motherhood and the anxiety of the modern world. Wendy Mitchell visits the set.

Set report: Shaun the Sheep the Movie

On the set of Shaun The Sheep The Movie, Aardman Animations veterans are taking inspiration from silent comedy to guide the flock to the big screen. Wendy Mitchell reports.