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Ainbo

CMG line-up animates a flurry of deals

6-Mar-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s sales company announces slew of Berlin deals led by Ainbo, New Life; horror-thriller Havenhurst sells to Soda Pictures in UK.

Heartsone

Breaking Glass acquires Icelandic drama 'Heartsone'

2-Mar-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson directed Venice 2016 Queer Lion winner. Separately, FilmRise has acquired Sundance documentary It’s Not Yet Dark.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck survival drama scores Berlin sales for Sierra/Affinity

28-Feb-2017

Oscar winner directs and stars in Light Of My Life, which has begun shooting in Vancouver.

Bye Bye Germany

The Match Factory secures key deals across Berlin slate

24-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Festival winners sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.  

1945

Menemsha sets North American release for Berlinale premiere '1945'

23-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Ferenc Török’s drama explores postwar Hungary before the Communist take-over.

Pushing Dead

Shoreline acquires world sales rights at EFM to AIDS-related comedy

22-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.

It's The Law

True Colours strikes deals for 'It's The Law', 'One Kiss and 'Monolith'

21-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Brisk business for Italian sales outfit at EFM.

Summer 1993

Berlin winner 'Summer 1993' heads to France

20-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe inked deals on the film for France and Turkey at this month’s EFM.

Other Side Of Hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' tops Screen's final jury grid

20-Feb-2017

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest was tops pack of Berlinale competition titles.

Berlinale winners

Berlin Film Festival 2017: winners revealed

18-Feb-2017

UPDATE WITH KEY SPEECHES: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.

Insyriated

'Insyriated' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

17-Feb-2017

Syria-set drama set to benefit from European exhibition support.

Propellor

Berlin: Propellor Film Tech Hub raises 11 calls to action

17-Feb-2017

The film industry’s use of data and the need to establish better education among issues discussed.

On The Beach At Night Alone

Berlin: Hong Sang-soo shines on Screen's Jury Grid

16-Feb-2017

On The Beach At Night Alone scores second-highest rating of competition so far.

Colo

Berlin: 'Colo' polarises, 'Montauk' falters on Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017

Aki Karuismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope remains top.

Other side of hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' soars to top Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.

Gerardo Naranjo

Screen Time: 'Narcos' director: 'Trump just gave us the best prize ever' (video) Video

15-Feb-2017

WACTH: Director also discusses Mexican cinema and the future of big budget TV.

'Star Wars' spoof drives strong EFM sales for Covert Media

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.

Beyond the clouds

Zee launches sales on Majid Majidi's first Indian film 'Beyond The Clouds'

14-Feb-2017

Iranian director Majidi helming coming-of-age story with all Indian cast.

Donald Trump

Berlin: industry defiant in face of potential travel ban

14-Feb-2017

“Trump will only make American society poorer,” Insyriated actress Hiam Abbass told Screen.

I Am The Blues

Film Movement acquires documentary trio

14-Feb-2017

The New York-based distributor acquired US rights to Daniel Cross’ documentary I Am The Blues in Berlin and plans a limited theatrical release followed by a digital and home video release.

Screen Berlin 2017 Day 6

Berlin 2017: Screen's dailies

14-Feb-2017

Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.

The Florida Project

Sean Baker’s 'Florida Project' goes to France

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures scores French deal on Tangerine director’s next feature.

Josh Hartnett 2

Josh Hartnett thriller '6 Below' secures US deal

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Tooley Productions strikes EFM deal on Eric LeMarque feature.

Chavela

Latido racks up key sales on in-demand EFM slate

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to US and France.

How To Break Up With My Cat

Mirovision strikes Japan deals on Korean titles in Berlin

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: How To Break Up With My Cat, My New Sassy Girl, and Sunshine all sell to Japan.

ickerman

Logical Pictures closes €20m finance round

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s financing slate features new films by Simon Saulnier, Eric Charrière and Coralie Fargeat.

Emily Beecham-starring 'Daphne' goes to France, China

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau Sales inks deal with fledgling French distributor Mag Distribution.

Tulips Love Honour And Bike

Atlas picks up Dutch dramedy 'Tulips, Love, Honour And A Bike'

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also boards spy drama Margery Booth, which has Stephen Fry attached.

Whiskey Galore 2

'Whisky Galore' remake scores US, UK deals

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow strikes for Gillies MacKinnon rom-com starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Ellie Kendrick; marks company’s first English-language US release.

Ultimate Justica

Vision Films picks up action thriller 'Ultimate Justice'

14-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.

The Party

Berlin: Sally Potter's 'The Party' divides Screen's Jury Grid

14-Feb-2017

Debuts today include Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights and Sabu’s Mr Long.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' producer reveals details of Chinese spin-off

13-Feb-2017

Iron Sky: The Ark will be a Chinese-Finnish-Canadian co-production.

EFM 2017 panel

Industry execs urge distribution innovation

13-Feb-2017

Speakers from Curzon, EFM, and the Nostradamus project discussed how distribution could catch up with other areas of the industry.

Machines

Sundance-winning doc 'Machines' sells to US and Europe

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary picked up by Kino Lorber and Dogwoof.

Mel Gibson

'Silence' backer Gaston Pavlovich boards Mel Gibson drama

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.

katheryn winnick

Katheryn Winnick signs up for Truenorth's 'Journey Home'

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Forrell will direct the story of an Icelandic woman who moves to the UK during the Second World War.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy gangster drama 'Fonzo' attracts backer at EFM

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to direct the film, with production scheduled for autumn.

Phoenix

Christian Petzold’s 'Transit' goes to Match Factory

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: German sales agent boards next project from the director of Phoenix [pictured].

I Am Not Your Ego

'I Am Not Your Negro' sells to more than 40 territories

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Wide Management has closed a series of deals on the feature doc.

The Lure

Alpha Violet, Polish MD4 team on 'The Lure' director's next project

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Second film from Polish director of predatory mermaid picture from Agnieszka Smoczynska explores motherhood.

A Fantastic Woman

Berlin: 'A Fantastic Woman' sets early pace on Screen's Jury Grid

13-Feb-2017

Seven titles have registered scores, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama leading the way so far.

EFM

Trio of projects crowned at Berlinale co-pro market

13-Feb-2017

The Wife Of The Pilot, The Bus To Amerika, and Lost Country scoop event’s top awards.

Lee Vandermolen

Redeeming Features hires Lee Vandermolen to oversee finance operation

13-Feb-2017

Former Prescience exec [pictured left] will head up Redeeming Features Capital.

Run The Tide

Premiere picks up Taylor Lautner drama 'Run The Tide'

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Lautner stars as a young man dealing with his drug addict mother.

China

Huayi Brothers, Donwa Pictures set for Berlin's Bridging The Dragon

13-Feb-2017

Third edition of production forum will be held at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb 15.

Hrvoje Hribar

Croatian Audiovisual Centre chief exec steps down

13-Feb-2017

Hrvoje Hribar is resigning from his post after seven years.

Farinelli

Atlas picks up Gérard Corbiau's 'Saving Mozart'

13-Feb-2017

Belgian director is mosted noted for his 1994 biographical drama Farinelli [pictured].

Water And Sugar

Carlo Di Palma doc sells to UK, Spain

13-Feb-2017

Water And Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours Of Life premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Red Christmas

Aussie horror-comedy 'Red Christmas' goes to Devilworks

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit has also struck a deal on Lemon Tree Passage to the US.

Veronica

'[Rec]' director Paco Plaza’s 'Veronica' gets France deal

13-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming horror follows a woman who attempts to bring back her dead father through a Ouija ritual.

Umedia 3

Umedia signs first-look deal with Egoli Tossell

13-Feb-2017

Production company expands international portfolio.

Gerard Butler

China’s Hishow swoops on 'Hunter Killer', 'Escobar'

12-Feb-2017

The deal is understood to be in the region of $10m, making it one of the biggest deals of the EFM.

Thelma

Joachim Trier’s 'Thelma' racks up first sales for Memento

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Film shot in Oslo in September is due to be delivered this spring.

Galveston Ben Foster

First look at Ben Foster in Nic Pizzalotto thriller 'Galveston'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Mélanie Laurent-directed revenge-thriller is now underway in Georgia; cast rounds out.

Manifesto

Cate Blanchett multi-character drama 'Manifesto' goes to Soda, NonStop

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent The Match Factory scores UK, Scandinavia deals on hot EFM title.

Bold Films

Bold Films expands global output deals

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based production outfit has new output deals with territories including the Middle East, Latin America, and Scandinvia.

IFC buys Armando Iannucci’s 'The Death Of Stalin'

12-Feb-2017

The seven-figure North American deal came together quickly in Berlin on Saturday and reunites the distributor and director of In The Loop.

Oleg Sentsov at Berlin

Berlinale industry show solidarity for imprisoned Oleg Sentsov

12-Feb-2017

Agnieszka Holland among those to voice concern for the Ukrainian director’s ongoing incarceration.

Diego Luna Rogue One

Screen Time: Berlin jury member Diego Luna talks Mexico, Trump and 'Rogue One' (video) Video

12-Feb-2017

WATCH: Screen interviews the Mexican actor-director-producer at the 2017 Berlinale.

The Hippopotamus

Truffle Pictures scores key 'Hippopotamus' deals

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel.

Olivier Megaton

Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the EFM

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at EFM. 

Sami Blood

'Sami Blood' scores more deals

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: As the Berlinale NATIVe selection wins another top prize in Santa Barbara, LevelK closes deals with four more buyers.

Toby Fell-Holden

Western Edge plot Star of Tomorrow Toby Fell-Holden’s feature debut

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Incident follows a teenage girl who is the subject of a witch hunt at her school.

You Mean The World To Me

Good Move picks up Malaysian drama 'You Mean The World To Me'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Yann Yann Yeo, Swee Lin Neo and Frederick Lee star.

Paths

Loco takes on German debut 'Paths' ahead of Berlin debut

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in festival’s Perspective Deutsches Kino programme on Feb 13.

The Evil In Us

Studiocanal, RLJ Entertainment grab horror movie 'The Evil In Us'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent Raven Banner has inked a series of deals on the title.

Lino 3D

FilmSharks to handle 'Lino 3D' sales for Fox International

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Family animation will open in Latin America later this year.

Indie Vision

Russia's Indie Vision inks deals on first EFM slate

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Company scores sales on titles inlcuding Middleground, Petersburg, A Selfie, and Aestetik.

Arkie

Canada's Nitrogen Studios boards animation 'Arkie'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Nitrogen joins The Lost Thing producers Passion Pictures Australia on the project.

Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk

Summerside picks up Finnish hit 'Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Family film has been a box office success in its native Finland.

Blind Sun

Reel Suspects inks 'Blind Sun' deal with Shudder

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Reed Suspects also closes further deals on its EFM slate.

March Of The Penguins

'March Of The Penguins 2', 'Lumiere!' head to Benelux

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Septmber Films has inked deals for multiple titles.

You Can't Escape Lithuania

Wavelength secures French deal for 'You Can't Escape Lithuania'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT road movie goes to Optimale; Slingshot Films picks up Ivan.

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin boards animation 'Elliott The Littlest Reindeer'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Homeland actress joins voice cast of family animation.

Little Pink House

Film Mode boards 'Little Pink House'

12-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Balaker’s drama premiered at Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this month.

lazlo nemes

Hungarian Film Fund rolls big on Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset'

12-Feb-2017

The organisation is heavily backing the next film from the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul director.

Dave Bautista

US Briefs: Dave Bautista joins 'Hotel Artemis'

11-Feb-2017

The Guardians Of The Galaxy star will join Jodie Foster in The Ink Factory’s thriller about a nurse at a hospital for criminals who suspects one of her charges is planning an assassination.

Manifesto

Cate Blanchett-starring 'Manifesto' racks up further sales

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Deals have gone to multiple territories including Italy and Australia.

Fighting With My Family

MGM in lavish worldwide deal for 'Fighting With My Family'

11-Feb-2017

In one of the biggest EFM deals ever, the studio has paid what Screen understands to be in the mid-teens for the upcoming comedy drama.

On Chesil Beach

First look: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle in 'On Chesil Beach'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Brooklyn star in drama from Carol producers.

The Lunchbox

'The Lunchbox' star Nimrat Kaur boards 'Tip Top Taj Mahal'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: C International Sales has picked up the project’s international rights.

Guy Pearce Toni Collette

Celluloid Dreams scores pre-sales on Guy Pearce, Toni Collette romantic thriller

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble romantic thriller Andorra, also featuring Gillian Anderson secures German distribution.

Pre-nup

Emile Hirsch, Alice Eve and Vanessa Hudgens join 'The Pre-Nup'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynn will direct the romantic comedy.

Ode To My Father

Salman Khan boards 'Ode To My Father' Indian remake

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Reel Life Production takes remake rights to Korean epic Ode To My Father from CJ Entertainment.

The Wound

Berlin Panorama title 'The Wound' gets US deal

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired the Sundance premiere.

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha spies two new projects

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.

The Ghoul

Arrow takes multiple territories on 'The Ghoul'

11-Feb-2017

Ben Wheatley executive produced Gareth Tunley’s debut feature which was BIFA nominated and premiered at LFF.

Werk Ohne Autor

Curzon AE, Rai, Diaphana board 'Werk Ohne Autor'

11-Feb-2017

Beta Cinema has inked key deals on the drama starring Tom Schilling [pictured], Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer.

Anna Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to join 'The Sea Change'

11-Feb-2017

The rising star is circling the romantic drama that Rocket Science has introduced to world buyers in Berlin.  

Our Patriots

Other Angle boards Senegalese resistance fighter drama 'Our Patriots'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.

Jakub Gierszal

Jakub Gierszal to play math genius in 'Adventures Of A Mathematician'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Shooting Star joins Thor Klein’s feature; Solo Productions also sign on.

Octavio Is Dead

First look: Sarah Gadon's radical new look in 'Octavio Is Dead!'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: WTFilms reveals the first image of Sook-Yin Lee’s new feature.

Highlander

'Sin City', 'Wild Tales' producers team for Gregory Widen fantasy movie

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Highlander creator to direct first film since The Prophecy; team also includes UK outfit Bad Penny Productions.

DeDe

F&ME's busy co-pro slate includes feature debut from 'Gomorra' writer Braucci

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: F&ME slate includes two projects with Ida writer Rebecca Lenckiewicz; plus Streetkids United III.

Arto Halonen

AMBI picks up Scandi thriller 'Guardian Angel'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.

Inseparables

FilmSharks cuts US deal on 'Inseparables'

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Marcos Carnevale’s Argentinian remake of Intouchables starring Coppa Volpi winner Oscar Martinez continues to be a hot seller for Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based sales company.

Stonehead

Swen Group takes Berlin Generation title 'Stonehead'

11-Feb-2017

Chinese director Zhao Xiang makes his feature debut on the title.

Holy Air

New Europe takes Israeli comedy 'Holy Air' to EFM

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Shady Srour as a man who provides for his family by selling bottled holy air.

Attraction

Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi epic 'Attraction' scores Latin American, Indian deals

11-Feb-2017

EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Art Pictures has now sold Attraction to 74 countries.

part time spy

M-Line scores sales on trio of titles

11-Feb-2017

Missing, Derailed and Part-Time Spy all clock deals.

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