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Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley to direct Free Fire

Kill List, High-Rise director to tackle action; Protagonist to launch at AFM

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Ouija

By John Hazelton

Dir: Stiles White. US. 2014. 89mins

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Fury

Sony to halt South Korea distribution

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

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.

Animal Crackers

Odin's Eye boards Animal Crackers

24-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Sales to kick off at AFM.

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.

Boyhood

Boyhood leads Gothams nominations

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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

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YA adaptation stars Chloë Grace Moretz.

Anthony Hopkins

Electric plugs into Anthony Hopkins' Go With Me

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

Dior And I

Orchard acquires Dior and I

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

April Prosser

TWC adds female comedy Plus One

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) has closed the deal on rights to screenwriter April Prosser’s comedy Plus One.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke's Chet Baker biopic set for AFM

23-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

K5 to handle sales, eOne to distribute in Canada.

The Art Dealer

Jewish film fest “strongest ever” after controversy

23-Oct-2014 | By Adam Woodard

Festival moving forward following controversy surrounding the Tricycle Theatre.

TIFFCOM

Sales agents slam Tokyo market-festival split

23-Oct-2014 | By

TIFFCOM delegates complain that uncoupling the Tokyo International Film Festival and its market is having a detrimental impact.

The Eichmann Show

Content takes rights to Eichmann Show

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First look at Martin Freeman and Anthony LaPaglia in 1960s drama.

Marvels Avengers Age of Ultron

Avengers trailer released by Marvel after leak Video

23-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Studio releases HD trailer within hours of online leak.

Digging Up The Marrow

Kaleidoscope taking trio to AFM

23-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution (KFD) is to bring a trio of new titles to the AFM including writer-director Adam Green’s Frightfest monster-horror Digging Up The Marrow.

Encounters

LevelK sets Encounters for AFM

23-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sales outfit LevelK is to debut Scandinavian horror-sci fi Encounters at the AFM.

Auditioning For Parenthood

Nellis premiere to open Jihlava festival

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The world premiere of Czech fiction film-maker Alice Nellis’ documentary Auditioning For Parenthood will open the 18th Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival tonight (Oct 23).

Talulah Riley

Talulah Riley begins directorial debut

23-Oct-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Martin Compston, Joe Thomas star with the St Trinians star in rom-com.

Lucy

EuropaCorp secures $600m credit facility

23-Oct-2014 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Funds to bankroll new slate of English-language films.

John Wick

PalmStar invest $200m in Thunder Road

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PalmStar Media Capital is investing $200m in Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Daihachi Yoshida, Pale Moon

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The writer-director and producer of Monsters: Dark Continent talk about the story behind the film.

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli, Last Summer

Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli’s debut drama Last Summer combines an impressive production team and cast with an intriguing premise.

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