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01 May 2009

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  • Bavaria Film picks Bad Day To Go Fishing

    Munich-based sales agent Bavaria Film International will handle international sales for Alvaro Brechner’s feature film debut Bad Day To Go Fishing (Mal Dia Para Pescar).
  • Brand New Life added to Cannes line-up

    The Cannes Film Festival official selection has added Ounie Lecomte’s debut feature A Brand New Life to its Special Screenings category.
  • Cannes finalises jury line-up

    The Cannes Film Festival has announced the final lists of jury members for the 62nd edition of the festival.
  • Cultural Revolution

    Chinese producer-distributor Yu Dong has become one of the leading independent figures in the Chinese industry. He tells Sen-lun Yu how he has done it.
  • EIFF to host 23 world premieres

    The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) will host 23 world premieres, including Max Meyer’s Adam which will bring the 63rd edition to a close.
  • IFC buys US right for I Hate Valentines Day

    IFC Films has acquired US rights to Nia Vardalos’ feature directorial debut I Hate Valentine’s Day, a New York-set romantic comedy in which she is reunited with her My Big Fat Greek Wedding co-star John Corbett.Judah Friedlander, Rachel Dratch and Zoe Kazan, who just won the best actress award at Tribeca for The Exploding Girl, round out the key cast.The story charts the romantic exploits of a carefree florist who realises she is falling head over heel
  • Japan to launch film export fund

    The Japanese government has announced details of a proposed fund to support the production and export of local content.
  • Kristofferson joins Hickory Nation

    Kris Kristofferson, Jesse James and Brian White have joined the cast of Velveteen Films’ hit-and-run drama Hickory Nation.They join Molly Sims and Aimee Teegarden, who have already signed up to the project. The films explore the aftermath of an accident in a small costal community, which brings together a teacher and two students. Rebecca Cook will produce alongside Courtney DuBois.Hickory Nation is the fourth feature from Velveteen Films, whose previous produc
  • Mainland mission

    Leading Chinese producer Peter Ho-sun Chan tells Liz Shackleton why he is trying to put together a slate of China-centric projects.
  • Market report Korea

    Sumptuous foreign costume dramas are seducing Korean audiences, while action films also work well.
  • My Life In Ruins

    Dir. Donald Petrie, Spain/USA, 2009, 95 mins 
  • Richard Lorber is re-elected to NY Film Forum

    Richard Lorber, president and chief executive of Lober HT Digital, has been re-elected as the chair of New York’s Film Forum’s board of directors.
  • Screen Media acquires US rights to Death In Love

    Screen Media Rights has acquired US rights to Boaz Yakin’s erotic drama Death In Love starring Josh Lucas, Lukas Haas and Jacqueline Bisset.
  • Steve Rabineau joins United Talent Agency

    Steve Rabineau, the former William Morris Agency senior motion picture literary agent and Endeavor founding partner, has joined United Talent Agency (UTA) as a partner and agent in the motion picture literary department.
  • Werner Herzog honoured by 50th Thessaloniki festival

    A tribute to the legendary German director Werner Herzog will be the centerpiece of this year’s Thessaloniki International Film Festival.