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Birdman leads Spirit Award noms

AWARDS: Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore in contention for lead acting categories

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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CinemaCon sets April 2015 date

25-Nov-2014 | By

The National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) has announced the dates of its fifth annual convention in Las Vegas.

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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).

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Ulrich Seidl reveals new film details

25-Nov-2014 | By

Midway through International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), the In the Basement director has talked about his period drama; while George Takei has revealed details on his WWII project and Autlook and picked up new titles.

Citizenfour

CPH:DOX smashes attendance record

25-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

CPH:DOX has broken its own audience record for the 12th consecutive year.

Night Will fall gets global broadcast launch

25-Nov-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Andre Singer’s Night Will Fall will get a global broadcast launch on Jan 27, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

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Study spotlights distribution, production funding imblance

25-Nov-2014 | By

New study highlights imbalance between funding for distribution and production.

Escape Plan writer to adapt Monster Republic

25-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Miles Chapman to adapt sci-fi novel.

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Rai Com to sell John Turturro comedy

25-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Rai Com boosts slate with Partly Cloudy, Probably Sunny and Latin Lover.

Hyena

Gerard Johnson's Hyena gets release date

25-Nov-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Metrodome sets UK release date for crime drama.

Eddie Marsan

Highsmith thriller sells for Sierra/Affinity

24-Nov-2014 | By

Nick Meyer has reported a slew of sales on Untitled Patricia Highsmith, with Sony taking multiple territories on the psychological thriller that will now also star Eddie Marsan.

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Universal picks up Steve Jobs project

24-Nov-2014 | By

Aaron Sorkin’s biopic about the tech visionary and late Apple chief has landed at Universal after Sony put it in turnaround last week.

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HBO confirms True Detective season 2 cast

24-Nov-2014 | By

The UK’s Kelly Reilly is among the new arrivals with Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch as production gets underway in California.

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Big Bang Theory's Nayyar takes first Hindi role

24-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kunal Nayyar has been cast in Sikhya Entertainment’s sci-fi drama Punha, marking The Big Bang Theory star’s first acting role in Hindi.

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Relativity Studios unveil Masterminds name

24-Nov-2014 | By

The film formerly known as The Untitled Armored Car Project has a name and will open theatrically on August 15, 2015.

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Les Arcs unveils industry projects

24-Nov-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Kevorkian, Shoval, Haq, Fiennes, Sigurðsson, Nikonova and Runarsson heading to Les Arcs European Film Festival with upcoming projects.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Mockingjay scores record UK debut

24-Nov-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s adaptation records biggest opening of 2014 to date with confirmed $19.8m (£12.65m), including previews.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.