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BOX OFFICE: Marvel Studios tentpole shapes up for epic international launch

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'Anesthesia': Review

By David D'Arcy

Dir/scr. Tim Blake Nelson, USA, 2015, 90 minutes

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Relativity in talks to acquire ‘Shot Caller’

24-Apr-2015 | By

CANNES: The studio is poised to snap up US rights to Bold Films’ thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales on the Croisette.

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Content Media to sell ‘Deep Blue Sea’

24-Apr-2015 | By

Heading into Cannes the company has bulked up its sales slate with international rights to the drama starring Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel.

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Tribeca unveils winners; Danish cinema triumphs

24-Apr-2015 | By

Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival’s New York awards show at Spring Studios on Thursday night.

Beijing: Beginning Of Time, Wolf Totem win top awards

24-Apr-2015 | By

Mexican director Bernando Arellano’s Beginning Of Time won best film in the Tiantan Awards of this year’s revamped Beijing International Film Festival, while Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem won best director and best visual effects.

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Peter Bazalgette joins Creative Week line-up

24-Apr-2015

Sir Peter Bazalgette is to deliver a keynote address exploring ways in which a newly elected government should support the UK creative industries as part of Screen Internationals’ annual Creative Week event (June 1-3, 2015).

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‘Ultron’ crushes social media chart

24-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Avengers sequel outguns rivals.

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Paramount moves China office to Beijing

24-Apr-2015 | By

Paramount Pictures has announced that it plans to expand its office in China and shift its business operations from Shanghai to Beijing.

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Universal dates 'Furious 8', 'Fifty Shades' sequels

23-Apr-2015 | By

Studio executives used the CinemaCon platform to unload dates for two of its biggest franchises as well as a host of others.

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Cannes: Competition titles added; Gaspar Noe gets Midnight Screening

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Official Selection for 2015 line-up completed with extra titles for Competition, Un Certain Regard, Special Screening and Midnight Screening strands.

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‘Area 51’ to get limited US release

23-Apr-2015 | By

More than five years after the studio acquired rights to Oren Peli’s follow-up to the ground-breaking Paranormal Activity, Paramount Insurge has unveiled distribution plans.

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Sundance London to return at new venue in 2016

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance Institute also reveals dates of second Hong Kong edition.

Matthew Wiseman

Matthew Wiseman named BAFTA/LA COO

23-Apr-2015 | By

The Londoner will report to the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards.

Newport Beach unveils UK showcase

23-Apr-2015 | By

The 16th annual California festival will present A Brilliant Young Mind, Set Fire To The Stars and A Little Chaos on Friday.

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Cannes: ACID unveils 2015 showcase

23-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Patrick Wang’s The Grief of Others set for international premiere in the selection.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Pictures' Steve Christian to step down

23-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Pinewood Pictures exec to leave UK outfit after three years.

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' launches in 32 territories

23-Apr-2015 | By

Marvel Studios’ Avengers sequel assembles in 32 territories this weekend in what tees up a thunderous showdown with Fast & Furious 7 that could see both titles pull in more than $100m apiece.

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EC plans Creative Europe changes

23-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission (EC) is planning changes to its Creative Europe programme from 2016.

Faberge A Life of Its Own

'Fabergé' documentary to get global screening

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Arts Alliance to screen award-winning documentary in cinemas worldwide.

From What Is Before Mula sa kung ano ang noon

MUBI acquires Lav Diaz's 'From What Is Before'

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: SVOD service secures exclusive global distribution rights to epic Locarno winner.

Phantom Halo

ARC Entertainment acquires ‘Phantom Halo’

23-Apr-2015 | By

The crime thriller will open day-and-date theatrically and on VOD on June 19. Peter Bogdanovich’s daughter Antonia Bogdanovich makes her feature directorial debut.

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COMMENT & BLOGS

Chris Gallaway on the Appalachian Trail

An Appalachian 'Journey'

By Wendy Mitchell

One of the audience hits at this year’s RiverRun International Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is Chris Gallaway’s documentary The Long Start To The Journey.

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Stanley Nelson talks burden of history, power of crowdfunding

By Wendy Mitchell

RiverRun honoree talks about crowdfunding support for theatrical launch of The Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution.

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Thomas Vinterberg gives NFTS masterclass

Far From The Madding Crowd director joined by cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen.

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SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards 2015 open for entries Video

The Screen Awards are back for a sixth year, celebrating the very best of marketing, distribution and exhibition in the film industry.

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2014 Video

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

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen Filmart 2015 Day 3

Hong Kong Filmart 2015: Read Screen's Dailies

Get all the exclusives, reviews, features and screening times from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).

INTERVIEWS

Newport Beach Film Festival

Newport state of mind

Newport Beach Film Festival co-founder and CEO Gregg Schwenk talks to Elbert Wyche about the California event’s programme and its passion for international cinema. The festival runs from April 23-20.

Timur Bekmambetov

Timur Bekmambetov, 'Unfriended'

The Russian director of Wanted and the Night Watch takes a break from shooting Ben-Hur in Italy to tell Elbert Wyche about his producer role on a new genre he calls ‘screenmovie’.

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NATO chief: Netflix model ‘makes no sense for movie industry'

The Netflix model ‘makes no sense for the movie industry at large’, says John Fithian, president and CEO of NATO (National Association Of Theatre Owners) on the eve of the group’s annual Las Vegas convention.

Stephen FIngleton

Stephen Fingleton talks 'The Survivalist'

The first-time director talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca Film Festival world premiere and post-apocalyptic drama based on his 2012 Blacklist screenplay.

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Steve Hoover, 'Crocodile Gennadiy'

Steve Hoover talks to Elbert Wyche about his Tribeca documentary on Gennadiy Mokhnenko’s work with vulnerable children in Ukraine.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux talks 2015 line-up

Talking after the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection on Thursday, festival chief Thierry Fremaux reveals Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise might still make it into competition and his habitual fears for the films he selects.

 
 

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