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Songs My Brother Taught Me

Fortissimo nabs Songs My Brothers Taught Me for EFM

EXCLUSIVE: Sundance selection joins prestige Berlin sales slate

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Reversal

IFC Midnight finds Reversal

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SUNDANCE: IFC Midnight has swooped on US rights to Dark Factory Entertainment’s revenge thriller following its world premiere at Sundance.

Jamie Foxx

Sleepless Night heads to Berlin

30-Jan-2015 | By

FilmNation will introduce EFM buyers to the thriller starring Jamie Foxx and Michelle Monaghan, which Open Road Films is financing and will distribute in the US.

Ansel Elgort

Sony buys multiple territories on November Criminals

30-Jan-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired North America, English-speaking rights and select territories to the thriller starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Ansel Elgort. Lotus will commence pre-sales on remaining territories at the EFM next week.

Woman In Gold

SquareOne aquires Woman In Gold for Germany, Austria

30-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Weinstein Company secures sale of drama starring Helen Mirren, set to world premiere at Berlinale.

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Son Ye-jin to star in Huayi’s Bad Guys

30-Jan-2015 | By

Korean actress Son Ye-jin as been cast in Huayi Brothers’ Bad Guys Always Die (working title), which will be executive produced by Korean filmmaker Kang Je Gyu and China’s Feng Xiaogang.

Elstree 1976

Star Wars doc 'Elstree 1976' heads to The Works

30-Jan-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EFM: UK sales outfit The Works International has boarded world rights to documentary Elstree 1976, about the effect Star Wars had on the lives of those involved in even the smallest roles in the film.

PK

Aamir Khan’s PK to receive China wide release

30-Jan-2015 | By

UTV Motion Pictures’ blockbuster PK, starring Aamir Khan, is heading for distribution in mainland China, where China Film Group and Huaxia will release it on 3,500 screens.

Ex_Machina

Kingsman, Ex Machina share social buzz lead

30-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Alex Garland’s sci-fi drama judges edges Matthew Vaughn’s spy thriller.

Oettinger

Berlinale: film industry to meet Euro commissioner

30-Jan-2015 | By

European film professionals community will be looking to hear more concrete proposals about future EU policy for film and TV sector when Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, comes to the Berlinale.

Patrick Roy

Patrick Roy replaces Bryan Gliserman at eOne

29-Jan-2015 | By

Patrick Roy has been promoted to president of eOne Films Canada and Les Films Séville as the company announced Bryan Gliserman was stepping down as president of eOne Films Canada.

Mary Louise Parker

13 Films boards Chronically Metropolitan

29-Jan-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based sales company will kick off sales at EFM next week on The Community’s comedy to star Shiloh Fernandez, Chris Noth, Mary-Louise Parker and Ashley Benson.

Jamie Dornan

Bloom to sell Jadotville

29-Jan-2015 | By

EFM: Alex Walton’s Bloom heads to the Berlin market with international rights to the geopolitical thriller starring Guillaume Canet and Jamie Dornan, who will be in town for the world premiere of Fifty Shades Of Grey.

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HFG boards Blink for EFM

29-Jan-2015 | By

Noam Murro will direct The Black List screenplay for Atlas Independent that Highland Film Group (HFG) will introduce to international buyers in Berlin next week.

SPC, Woody Allen reunite on Irrational Man

29-Jan-2015 | By

The distributor of Woody Allen’s last six films has acquired North American rights to his latest comedy from Gravier Productions bearing the new title Irrational Man.

Olivia Wilde

Lionsgate Int’l brings Let It Snow to EFM

29-Jan-2015 | By

Patrick Wachsberger’s sales team will commence talks with international buyers in Berlin on the previously announced comedy that went into production this week and stars Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin and Anthony Mackie.

Telefim Canada unveils Berlin talent list

29-Jan-2015 | By

Telefilm Canada has unveiled its Ten Canadians To Watch at the Berlinale and the EFM.

Magnolia takes world on The Wolfpack

29-Jan-2015 | By

The busy distributor confirmed on Thursday (January 29) its world deal at Sundance on Crystal Moselle’s documentary.

Dakota Fanning

Mister Smith to sell Brain On Fire

29-Jan-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Dakota Fanning to star as a woman who descends into insanity; Gerard Barrett to direct.

Deep Web

Content boards Alex Winter's Deep Web for EFM Video

29-Jan-2015 | By

EFM: Content Film has added another title to its Berlin sales slate and will kick off talks with international buyers next week on Alex Winter’s documentary.

Miss Julie

Film Festival Flix buys Miss Julie

29-Jan-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to Swedish director Mikael Berg’s tale of lust, love, class and the battle of the sexes.

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Screen January 19 2015

Browse the digital version of Screen International here including a focus on cinema bookers, Rotterdam and Sundance Film Festivals, and interviews with Birdman director Alejandro G Inarritu, Nightcrawler cinematographer Robert Elswit, The Grand Budapest Hotel production designer Adam Stockhausen and The Imitation Game composer Alexandre Desplat.

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Hobbit finale eyes gains in China

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The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies stands at $630.7m through Warner Bros Pictures International and continues to rampage through China.

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 22-Feb 1)

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2015: going wild

Sundance Film Festival’s John Cooper and Trevor Groth talk to Jeremy Kay about the ‘exhilarating’ selections in the 2015 edition (Jan 22-Feb 1)

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Sundance 2015: hot properties

Screen International’s picks of the hot films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival (Jan 22-Feb 1).

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ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL (Jan 21-Feb 1)

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam 2015: artful vision

Rutger Wolfson, festival director of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), tells Wendy Mitchell how the event stays true to its cinephile roots while also having an openness to changing forms and digital models

CineMart

CineMart Rotterdam: all change

Only projects with 25% of their financing in place have been selected for Rotterdam’s CineMart.

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AWARDS COUNTDOWN

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Weta Digital: Maximum effect

Weta Digital has grown from one computer to a global VFX powerhouse employing 1,000 people. John Hazelton talks to key executives Richard Taylor and Joe Letteri

The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything, the making of...

The Theory Of Everything is far more than a Stephen Hawking biopic - it’s a ‘triple helix’ of scientific breakthrough, debilitating disease and a one-of-a-kind love story. Wendy Mitchell talks to the team behind the film

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Bafta takes the spotlight

The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.

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Paul Thomas Anderson, Inherent Vice

Inherent Vice director Paul Thomas Anderson talks to Andreas Wiseman about ego, fear and the real Joaquin Phoenix.

Richard Linklater on set of Boyhood with Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Writer-director Richard Linklater was surprised by how emotional he found shooting Boyhood, his ballad of family life. Jeremy Kay reports.

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INTERVIEWS

Jeppe Ronde

Jeppe Ronde, Bridgend

The Danish director talks about his teen suicide drama, which screens at the Goteborg International Film Festival, following its world premiere in Rotterdam.

Sanna Lenken

Sanna Lenken, My Skinny Sister

It is fitting that Swedish director Sanna Lenken’s debut feature, My Skinny Sister, should have its world premiere at Goteborg, given the filmmaker’s connections to the city.

Jorn Donner

Jorn Donner, Armi Alive!

For veteran Finnish director Jorn Donner, his latest project Armi Alive! - which world premieres as the closing film of the Goteborg International Film Festival - was much more than just another credit to add to his already long list.

Alex Gibney

Alex Gibney, Going Clear

Judging by the Park City crowds that attempted to elbow their way into the world premiere of Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief one might say this is Alex Gibney’s most talked-about film to date.

Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers, Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

Hot off the Sundance world premiere of his lauded 17th century chiller and the subsequent US deal with A24 Films, director Robert Eggers is thankful that festival audiences “get” his feature directorial debut.

Berlinale director: no plans for German MIP

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Vanishing Point

Tiger directors: Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Vanishing Point

The Thai director talks about his feature inspired by his parents car accident, which receives its world premiere in competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

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