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Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart to play white supremacist

21-Oct-2014 | By

Broad Green Pictures (BGP) and filmscience have announced that Patrick Stewart has joined the cast of Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room.

Manglehorn

IFC Films acquires Manglehorn

21-Oct-2014 | By

IFC Films has snapped up US rights to David Gordon Green’s drama Manglehorn starring Al Pacino that premiered in Venice and Toronto.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer to star in The Forest

21-Oct-2014 | By

Game of Thrones star joins supernatural thriller, based on an original idea by David S Goyer.

Mark Duplass

Mark Duplass to give SXSW keynote

21-Oct-2014 | By

Mark Duplass has been confirmed as one of four daily keynote speakers at SXSW.

Lay Me Down

Screen partners on Underwire festival award

21-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

The fifth Underwire Festival, which showcases shorts made by female filmmakers, will run Nov 11-15 at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London.

Leena Pasanen

Pasanen named DOK Leipzig director

21-Oct-2014 | By

Finnish documentary expert Leena Pasanen has been appointed as the first non-German in the almost 60-year history of DOK Leipzig to succeed Claas Danielsen as its festival director.

Kate Winslet, Judy Davis

The Dressmaker begins shoot

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Kate Winslet and Judy Davis lead cast of the new film from director Jocelyn Moorhouse.

Rachid Bouchareb Edward Pressman

ADFF to honour Bouchareb, Pressman

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Days of Glory director and American Psycho producer to receive career achievement awards.

Learning To Drive

WestEnd takes Learning To Drive ahead of AFM

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Romantic drama stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson.

Lenny Abrahamson

Irish low-budget scheme reveals winners

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Winning projects announced for the Irish Film Board low budget dilmmaking scheme, Catalyst Project.

Fashion King

Fashion King leads Finecut sales

21-Oct-2014 | By

TIFFCOM: South Korean sales company Finecut has announced a raft of deals led by romantic comedy Fashion King.

Lewis Tice and Dennis Quaid at the TrueSpark launch party

Winston Baker strikes partnership with TrueSpark

21-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Conferences company Winston Baker has struck a national partnership with TrueSpark, a non-profit educational charity that engages teens about positive character through films.

Joanna

Oscars select eight doc shorts

21-Oct-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

Three to five films will make it to nominations stage.

Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert to head Marrakech jury

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

French actress known for roles in The Piano Teacher and Amour to preside over festival jury.

Thomas Vinterberg

Eurimages backs new Vinterberg, Porumboiu

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

A total of 17 co-productions received a share of $5.8m

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker romcom adds cast

21-Oct-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Production underway on All Roads Lead to Rome.

Moana

Disney sets 2016 release for animated Moana

20-Oct-2014 | By

Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed plans for the CG comedy adventure Moana.

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever remake set for AFM

20-Oct-2014 | By

Voltage Pictures to begin sales on horror remake based on the original Eli Roth script.

Before I Disappear

Hollywood Film Festival reveals winners

20-Oct-2014 | By

Hollywood Film Festival executive director Jon Fitzgerald has announced the event’s winners.

The Homesman joins AFI line-up

20-Oct-2014 | By

Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman has slotted into AFI FEST as an additional Centerpiece Gala.

MORE NEWS

  • The Nostalgist launches online

    By Wendy Mitchell

    We Are Colony has released Giacomo Cimini’s ambitious, award-winning sci-fi short The Nostalgist starring Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men) and Samuel Joslin (The Impossible, Paddington).

  • Where have all the writers gone?

    By

    Some of India’s leading filmmakers discussed the country’s lack of creative screenwriters during a Mumbai Film Festival panel discussion.

  • Laura Poitras talks Citizenfour

    By Wendy Mitchell

    Laura Poitras’ Citizenfour, the remarkable documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, had its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival last night, in an event that was broadcast live to 70 cinemas across the UK.

  • Going local and global in Beirut

    By Tim Grierson

    Colette Naufal talks about building the Beirut International Film Festival.

MORE COMMENT

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.

FILM FESTIVALS

Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Clare Stewart, Morten Tyldum

Clare Stewart, London Film Festival

Clare Stewart, director of BFI London Film Festival, tells Michael Rosser that a revamped programming approach is paying off.

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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops UK chart

20-Oct-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s reboot dethrones Gone Girl with a $7.7m (£4.8m) debut, including previews; Fox’s Gone Girl reaches $22.8m (£14.1m); Munro Films’ Northern Soul records highest three-day opening weekend gross for a British film opening in under 100 sites.

MORE BOX OFFICE NEWS

INTERVIEWS

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.

War Book

War Book: Jack Thorne, Tom Harper

Writer Jack Thorne and director Tom Harper have reunited once again – this time for the micro-budget political thriller War Book, which received its world premiere at the BFI London Film Festival.

Jorge Gutierrez

Jorge Gutierrez, The Book Of Life

The Emmy-winning, Mexican-born director of TV animation makes his feature directorial debut on the Fox release – guided by none other than Guillermo del Toro.

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