EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising UK director Clio Barnard [pictured], who has been earning rave reviews for her Quinzaine entry The Selfish Giant, is to direct The Trespass, an adaptation of the novel by Rose Tremain.
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong’s Golden Scene is producing Fruit Chan’s first Hong Kong-set feature in almost a decade, sci-fi thriller The Midnight After, based on a best-selling novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Pictures revolves around author secretly writing memoirs about his time in Iranian jail.
EXCLUSIVE: Simon Pegg has come on board the Australian thriller Kill Me Three Times from Red Dog director Kriv Stenders. Cargo Entertainment handles international pre-sales in Cannes.
From targeting the best festival for a premiere to connecting with rising talents, Wendy Mitchell asks the experts how new producers can make the most of festivals
Financing independent films is notoriously tough, so how can new producers attract backing? Geoffrey Macnab speaks to the seasoned professionals
First-time producers should understand the commercial appeal of their film and know when to approach a sales company. Andreas Wiseman speaks to key industry sellers about what newcomers need to know about working with them
David Hasselhoff took to the beach in Cannes this week, this time for business meetings not for Baywatch duty.
Leon Forde talks to Amit Kumar about his feature debut Monsoon Shootout, which screens in Cannes as a Midnight Screening.
Jeremy Kay talks to Terry Gilliam about his latest feature The Zero Theorem, which just wrapped production in Romania.
Liv Ullmann’s first film as a director in more than a decade, Miss Julie stars Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha Morton. Mark Salisbury visits the set and speaks to the director about relocating August Strindberg’s masterpiece to Northern Ireland
Andreas Wiseman talks to director David Mackenzie, actor Jack O’Connell and producer Gillian Berrie about new prison-drama Starred Up, which Independent will be shopping in Cannes.
Writer-director Anthony Wilcox’s London-set debut feature Hello Carter is a comedy adapted from his buzz short of the same name.
The Pinewood Group is eyeing ambitious expansion, with plans to build its first US studio and to double capacity at the UK’s Pinewood Studios. Andreas Wiseman reports.
A digital delivery network from Deluxe Digital Cinema and Hewlett-Packard aims to connect some 8,000 European cinemas. Neal Romanek reports.