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21 February 2013

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  • Yesterday Never Ends

    Dir/scr: Isabel Coixet. Spain. 2013. 108mins
  • A Royal Affair heads to Italy

    A Royal Affair, the Danish period drama hoping to scoop an Oscar on Sunday, has been picked up by Italian distributor Academy Two.
  • Alt J to score Leave to Remain

    Mercury Award winning band Alt-J is to collaborate with director Bruce Goodison on the soundtrack to upcoming Toby Jones film Leave To Remain.
  • Annihilator to get Hollywood treatment

    Enchanted producer Barry Josephson and Magic Storm Entertainment will bring to life Stan Lee’s creation Annihilator.
  • Argo among ACE winners

    The American Cinema Editors group has announced the four winners of its major theatrical feature categories.
  • Argo wins top WGA award

    Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Searching for Sugar Man have scooped the top screenplay honours from the Writers Guild of America.
  • Austin First Stop For Slamdance

    The 17th Slamdance On The Road tour will begin on Mar 2 at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas.
  • Barbican to mark Critics’ Circle 100th

    Leading critics to introduce films “that changed their life”.
  • Berlin 2013: Screen's dailies

    Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.
  • Berlinale boss looks to future

    EXCLUSIVE: Festival director Dieter Kosslick plans further expansion of Berlin’s European Film Market (EFM); first prizes awarded; World Cinema Fund in the spotlight.
  • Beta raises Child's Pose sales

    Child’s Pose, which won the Golden Bear at Berlin last week, has been sold into territories worldwide by Beta Cinema.
  • Blancanieves sweeps Spanish Goyas

    Pablo Berger’s twist on the Snow White fairytale won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy’s Goya Awards where Juan Antonio Bayona won best director for tsunami drama The Impossible.
  • Broken Circle Breakdown wins Berlin Europa Cinemas Label

    Belgian film The Broken Circle Breakdown has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale.
  • Cambodia's Sotho lines up Om-Tuk, Last Reel

    Filming wraps in a few days in Cambodia on the international co-production Om-Tuk which Australian writer/directors Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody are producing alongside Phnom Penh-based Kulikar Sotho.
  • Capturing Dad

    Dir/scr: Ryota Nakano. Japan. 2012. 74mins
  • Cartagena ups films for 53rd edition

    Festival opens tonight with Andres Baiz’s ROA; industry initiatives include producers meeting, documentary focus and film festival management sessions.
  • CBS Films find Coen Brothers

    The distributor has acquired US rights to the Oscar-winning film-makers’ Inside Llewyn Davis. StudioCanal holds international sales rights. Separately, Samuel Goldwyn has boarded Home Run.
  • Child’s Pose wins Berlin’s Golden Bear

    Gloria and An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker also among those to pick up awards in Berlin. The US secured one for Prince Avalanche director David Gordon Green. Browse the Berlinale’s full list of winners.
  • Cinema Guild takes French trio

    The Cinema Guild announced on Thursday [21] that it has acquired DVD, digital, TV and non-theatrical rights to three French titles from fledgling Distrib Films.
  • Dark Blood

    Dir: George Sluizer. Netherlands. 2012. 86mins
  • Dark Skies

    Dir: Scott Stewart. US. 2013. 97mins
  • David Unger joins Resolution

    Talent and literary agent David Unger has joined Jeff Berg’s new agency Resolution and will be based in the Century City offices.
  • Day for Night launches distribution arm

    Aditya Assarat’s HI-SO and Dominga Sotomayor’s Thursday till Sunday mark first acquisitions.
  • Die Hard 5 to cross $100m

    Fox International’s A Good Day To Die Hard has raced to $87m and opens this weekend in France, Brazil and India, among a handful of others.
  • Die Hard rules US on $25m

    If the return of Fox’s John McClane drew the most film-goers in North America over Presidents Day weekend, it was only slightly more edifying than a second helping of Universal’s Identity Thief.
  • Die Hard scores on $62m int’l

    Fox International reported on Sunday evening [17] that Bruce Willis’ fifth outing as the indefatigable ex-cop grossed an estimated $61.5m from 9,595 screens in 63 markets. 
  • Die Hard tops UK box office on debut

    Fox’s latest instalment in the action franchise unseats Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph with a $7m (£4.6m) debut, including previews.
  • DreamWorks, Fox and Sky join 3D Creative Summit

    London event to be held March 27-28.
  • EFAs 2014 heading to Riga

    Latvian capital Riga is to host the 27th European Film Awards in 2014.
  • ElWardi joins The Solution

    The popular executive has left IM Global and joins Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel’s production, financing and distribution company as head of acquisitions and development.
  • EM Media closes for business

    Regional screen agency EM Media, which co-financed films such as This is England and Control, is to close.
  • Emperor

    Dir: Peter Webber. US. 2013. 106mins
  • eOne signs Eleven Film deal

    Canadian producer and distributor Entertainment One (eOne) is planning an aggressive UK push after striking a first-look deal with UK indie Eleven Film.
  • Escape From Planet Earth

    Dir: Cal Brunker. US. 2013. 89mins
  • EuropaCorp sets YSL biopic

    Feature is due to shoot for ten weeks from mid-June in Paris and Marrakech.
  • Exposed

    Dir: Beth B. US. 2013. 76mins
  • Finnish cinema hits 30-year high

    Cinema admissions in Finland reached 8.5 million in 2012, the best result since 1983.
  • First Hand inks more EFM deals

    Among the deals, Shadows of Liberty [pictured] sells to Germany, US and Spain.
  • First Time Fest fetes Aronofsky

    The First Time Fest is set to debut in Gramercy Park in New York City on Mar 1 and continue until Mar 4.
  • Fox unleashes Die Hard 5

    The Bruce Willis action thriller arrives in 58 territories this weekend.
  • Gloria tops Screen jury's Berlin films

    The Chilean drama won acclaim from critics at the Berlinale while The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman came in last.
  • Gotham teams up with Principal

    Management and production company The Gotham Group has merged with talent management firm Principal Entertainment Los Angeles, effective immediately.
  • Hamdy starts work on Anomaly

    Sci-fi thriller will be UK filmmaker’s first solo feature film.
  • HBO working with The Killing creator

    HBO sister channel Cinemax is developing a dark crime thriller from the original creator of The Killing, Søren Sveistrup.
  • Hong Kong to open with Final Fight

    Herman Yau’s Ip Man - The Final Fight will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 17-April 2), while Closed Curtain directed by Jafar Panahi and Kamboziya Partovi will close the event.
  • Horror short film competition launched

    666 Short Cuts to Hell will see one filmmaker win £6,666 and the opportunity to develop a horror short or feature idea under mentorship from Movie Mogul.
  • IFC Films buys The Canyons

    Paul Schrader’s crowdfunded neo-noir thriller is based on a screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis and stars Lindsay Lohan and porn star James Deen.
  • Ireland boosts tax incentives

    Ireland is to extend its Section 481 tax credit to 32% of qualifying expenditure from 2015.
  • Italia-Film to fete Django

    Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz and Franco Nero are to be honuored on Tuesday evening [19] by the 8th Annual Los Angeles Italia-Film, Fashion and Art Fest at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
  • Jeonju names int'l Competition jury

    South Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) has announced award-winning Kazakhstani film-maker Darezhan Omirbayev will head its International Competition jury this year.
  • Journey rules China box office

    Stephen Chow’s Journey To The West: Conquering The Demons smashed records in China over the Chinese New Year holiday period, grossing $93.5m (RMB583m) in its opening week.
  • Kai Po Che!

    Dir: Abhishek Kapoor. India. 2013. 126mins
  • Lansing, Friedkin in DIFF honour

    The Dallas Film Society will present former Paramount CEO Sherry Lansing and her husband William Friedkin with Dallas Star Awards.
  • Lesbian & Gay fest reveals line-up

    Over 100 titles will screen at the 27th edition of the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, which runs March 14-24.
  • Lina Rodriguez and Brad Deane, Senoritas

    The writer-director and producer talk about crafting their story of a young Bogota woman finding her place in the world.
  • Locarno reveals spin-off line-up

    Carlo Chatrain will be artistic director of the first L’immagine e la Parola, with Russian Ark director Alexander Sokurov the guest of honour.
  • Louis Hernandez named as Avid's CEO

    Hernandez [pictured] succeeds former president and chief executive officer Gary Greenfield, who will remain on Avid’s board of directors.
  • Man Of Steel

    Dir: Zack Snyder. US. 2013. 143mins
  • Martin Radich's Norfolk greenlit

    Thriller to be the first film to be taken into production from the iFeatures2 development slate.
  • Milt Barlow to quit China Lion

    Milt Barlow, CEO and founding shareholder of LA-based distributor China Lion Entertainment, is to exit the company as CEO.
  • Night Train To Lisbon

    Dir: Bille August. Germany-Switzerland-Portugal. 2013. 110mins
  • Nobody's Daughter Haewon

    Dir/scr: Hong Sangsoo. South Korea. 2013. 90mins
  • Northwest to open CPH PIX

    The fifth edition of Danish film festival CPH PIX will open with the Danish premiere of Michael Noer’s film Northwest.
  • Nymphomanic sold to Canada, Hungary

    TrustNordisk has pre-sold Lars von Trier’s upcoming erotic feature to Canada and Hungary, following major deals in the UK and US.
  • On My Way

    Dir: Emmanuelle Bercot. France. 2013. 116mins
  • Oscar nominee in LAX mishap

    Emad Burnat, the Palestinian co-director of best documentary Oscar nominee 5 Broken Cameras, issued a statement on Wednesday [20] after he was questioned by immigration officers at LAX following his arrival in advance of Sunday’s Oscar ceremony.
  • O-Scope buys After Tiller

    Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired Sundance premiere After Tiller. Separately, Tribeca Film has picked up What Richard Did, The Cinema Guild has acquired Centro Historico and Viramundo and RBC Film Group and Alternate Ending Studios will release The Kill Hole.
  • O-Scope hires publicity chief

    Charlie Olsky has been named head of publicity at Oscilloscope Laboratories and will start work in his new post on Mar 4.
  • O-Scope takes Disaster to Vine

    Oscilloscope Laboratories said on Tuesday [19] it had become the first film distributor to release a feature through the Twitter-owned video-looping app.
  • Panorama buys It Came From Yesterday

    Panorama Entertainment announced Tuesday [19] it has secured North American rights to the sci-fi horror film It Came From Yesterday.
  • Paris locations tout for film business

    Exhibition follows recent hikes in France’s film tax incentives.
  • Participant forms fellowship

    Participant Media founder Jeff Skoll on Wednesday [20] launched the Jake Eberts Fellowship for Social Impact Filmmaking.
  • Peccadillo takes In The Name Of

    Malgoska Szumowska’s Berlin Competition title and Teddy Award winner [pictured] follows a Catholic priest who works with troubled teenagers in a rural village in Poland.
  • PGA sets 2014 awards date

    The Producers Guild Of America’s (PGA) 25th anniversary awards show will take place on Jan 19, 2104.
  • QED partners on Bruce Lee film

    Bill Block’s QED International will fully finance and jointly produce with Michael London’s Groundswell Productions Birth Of The Dragon.
  • Radar joins Wiseguy drama

    Ted Fields and Radar Pictures have boarded the Chicago-based drama The Legitimate Wiseguy.
  • RadioactiveGiant launches RG360

    The Santa Monica-based multi-media development, production and distribution studio has formed a film and TV sales and distribution division.
  • Rainmaker sets Escape follow-up

    The Vancouver-based animation studio announced on Wednesday [20] it will commence production on its latest feature on Mar 4.
  • Reaching For The Moon

    Dir: Bruno Barreto. Brazil. 2013. 116mins
  • Roadside, SPWA take In A World

    Roadside has acquired US rights and SPWA picked up international to Lake Bell’s Sundance world premiere and feature directorial debut.
  • Rome Film Festival to overlap AFM

    The festival and market are to both expand by one day - but will clash with AFM.
  • Rouge Sang to open CFF

    Canadian Film Fest 2013 (CFF) will open with the Toronto premiere of Martin Doepner’s Rouge Sang (The Storm Within) on Mar 20.
  • Schwarzenegger to open Busan West

    Kim Jee-woon, Arnold Schwarzenegger and screenwriter and Dodge College alumnus Andy Knauer will open the Busan West Film Festival, set to run from Mar 8-10.
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  • Senator, Silver Reel sign output deal

    Senator Entertainment, the German distributor that scored a hit with Intouchables, has secured a three-year output deal with Silver Reel.
  • Silver Linings players reunite

    David O Russell and Jennifer Lawrence will work together again on The Ends Of The Earth, worldwide distributor The Weinstein Company announced on Tuesday [19].
  • Sky Movies to launch Disney channel

    Renewed deal with the US studio includes the launch of a Sky Movies Disney channel and prevents VoD rivals from offering blockbusters such as Wreck-It Ralph and Iron Man 3.
  • Snitch

    Dir: Ric Roman Waugh. US. 2013. 95mins
  • State 194

    Dir/scr: Dan Setton. US-Israel. 2012. 98mins
  • Stilettos fit for a witch?

    Sunday saw designs from Oz The Great and Powerful debuted at London Fashion Week.
  • Submarine sells Vivian Maier doc

    Submarine announced it had closed pre-sales at the EFM on John Maloof and Charles Siskel’s Finding Vivian Maier.
  • Swimming Pool

    Dir: Carlos Machado Quintela. Cuba-Venezuela. 2012. 66 mins
  • The Broken Circle Breakdown

    Dir: Felix van Groeningen. Belgium. 2013. 109mins
  • The Croods

    Dir/scr: Kirk DeMicco, Chris Sanders. 2013. US. 90mins
  • uMedia inks more Best Offer deals

    Spain and Latin America among the latest territories to Guiseppe Tornatore’s Italian box office success.
  • Under The Rainbow

    Dir: Agnes Jaoui. France. 2013. 112mins
  • Universal to build on Mama success with more co-pros

    After Mama’s growing US and international box office success, David Kosse tells Screen “there are more opportunities for this kind of film,” including a sequel to Andrés Muschietti’s horror hit.
  • Women rule Berlin

    Complicated female roles, like Paulina Garcia’s in Gloria, are the talk of the 2013 Berlinale.