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Blinky Bill - The Movie

Shout takes 'Blinky Bill' for North America

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Shout! Factory has acquired a package of rights to the Australian animated feature and plans a multi-platform release.

BFI launches public consultation for next five-year plan

27-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Public consultation open for industry and audiences; nine roadshow events planned.

sungwoo

SK Global, Korea's CJ team on 'Super Fan'

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The US and Korean companies will co-finance and co-produce the feature about a Korean follower of a US baseball team.

BBC Films Award

BBC reveals first Screenplay Award winners

27-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Playwright Charlotte Josephine has won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, bestowed by BBC Films and BBC Writersroom.

Vardy

Jamie Vardy biopic to be produced by 'The King's Speech' outfit Bedlam

27-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Bedlam joins Knightsbridge Films to produce biopic of Leicester City and England footballer.

Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave joins 'Film Stars...' cast

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The BAFTA fellowship winner comes on board as the IM Global-backed project starts its shoot in Liverpool.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets' tops UK box office

27-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence has to settle for second with non-final $6.7m (£5.05m) debut from its 611 sites.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko joins Antonio Banderas in Simon West’s 'Salty'

27-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot underway in Chile on crowd-funded action-comedy from Con Air director.

Network to handle Dogwoof, Peccadillo home ent sales

27-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Titles will include Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next.

Depth Two

Glavonic's Depth Two wins at Open City

27-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The London-based documentary festival gives its emerging talent prize to Algerian director Hassan Ferhani.

Toni Erdmann wins top prize in Brussels

27-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife wins best first film; audience award goes to Iciar Bollain’s The Olive Tree.

Independence Day: Resurgence

'Independence Day' sequel takes $41.6m in North America

26-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Fox’s action sci-fi sequel fell short in its domestic debut, thanks to a big second weekend hold by Pixar’s Finding Dory and a strong start for Sony’s The Shallows.

Independence Day Resurgence

Emmerich set for 'Moonfall'

25-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

German director Emmerich sells script to Universal and is set to direct the sci-fi story.

Brexit

Brexit: UK and European industry react

24-Jun-2016 | By

UPDATES: BFI & BFC COMMENTS. There has been a shocked and dismayed response to the news of Brexit in almost every sector of the British film industry; responses in Europe have also been extremely downbeat.

Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary gets Lawrence's 'Bad Blood'

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Legendary Pictures has won a bidding war for a high finance tale with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star and Adam McKay set to write and direct.

Michael Sheen

Sheen to direct 'Green River Killer' for QC

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script

Pikadero

Edinburgh: 'Pikadero' and 'Suntan' take top prizes

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Exodus

Documentary commissioners look for heroes and hope in migrant crisis

24-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc festival and market previewed Canal+ and BBC’s migrant documentary Exodus.

Ingmar Bergman

Sweden plans six shorts inspired by Bergman

24-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Experienced directors invited to apply for Bergman Revisited, with shorts unveiled during his centenary year of 2018.

Phil Davis

Phil Davis joins Fusion Media Sales

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Murray Dibbs departs as managing director after eight years at the company.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

US briefs: 'Full Metal' writer Michael Herr dies at 76

Plus: Dirty 30 gets US release; The Sound of Things to premiere in Moscow.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Cannes 2016: Screen's dailies

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COMMENT/BLOGS

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CineEurope reception slideshow

27-Jun-2016

Photos from last week’s CineEurope reception hosted by Screen with the Event Cinema Association and Eurpoean Digital Cinema Forum.

Churchill

Exclusive image from 'Churchill' as production wraps

27-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

As Churchill wraps its shoot, Screen can exclusively reveal another image from the film.

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Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary reaches for the stars

The midpoint between Cannes and Toronto, Karlovy Vary (July 1-9) has still managed to carve out a winning niche. Tom Grater speaks to artistic director Karel Och about this year’s programme.

Swallows And Amazons

Revisiting a British classic: 'Swallows And Amazons' set report

The UK team behind the new feature take on children’s classic Swallows And Amazons tell Tom Grater how the project set sail.

Cannes red carpet

...So that was Cannes 2016

From barefoot stars championing gender equality to the arrival of virtual reality and a noisy Palme d’Or debate, Melanie Goodfellow reflects on what went down on the Croisette this year.

CineEurope

CineEurope: Reaping digital’s rewards

Thanks to a booming box office, there is an air of confidence among Europe’s distributors and exhibitors ahead of the 25th edition of CineEurope (June 20-23). Matt Mueller previews an event set to host screenings of US and European titles, high-level debate and Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Sunny Side Of The Docs

Docs land at Sunny Side

Virtual reality, SVoD and the return of the US networks to the documentary arena will be among the topics on the table at the 27th edition of Sunny Side Of The Doc (June 20-23). Melanie Goodfellow reports.

BIFAN

BIFAN makes a splash

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (July 21-31) has a new festival director and an expanded industry event. Jean Noh reports.

SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards 2015 award

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2015 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2015.

Screen Awards 2015 Distributor of the Year

Universal, 'Amy' big winners at Screen Awards 2015

The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2015 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

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