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  • Lewis, Brown-Findlay, Capaldi line up for Leon's Driven


    EXCLUSIVE: Damian Lewis, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Peter Capaldi and Iwan Rheon will star in actor/writer/director David Leon’s debut feature Driven.
  • Ferretti wows at BAFTA


    Famed production designer Dante Ferretti talks Fellini, Scorsese and more
  • Berlin critics jury grid: Milk Of Sorrow tops in lacklustre year


    The 59th Berlinale’s competition line-up was undistinguished; as can quickly be seen from Screen International critics’ jury (click here to see full grid), no single film won over the crowd and there were very few ‘excellent’ marks awarded.
  • RockNRolla


    Dir/scr: Guy Ritchie. UK. 2008. 114mins.
  • Rotterdam Cinemart confident despite growing competition


    CineMart, heading into its 24th year Jan 28-Feb 1, isn't the lone co-production market it used to be. Competition is now tough to line-up projects, as almost every festival worth its weight features some project market element.Tougher for CineMart, as it likes to be the first to bring a feature to buyers, financiers, and sales agents.But co-heads Marit van den Elshout and Bianca Taal have responded with a strikingly strong line-up for 2007; 48 projects from a record ...
  • Rotterdam adds five to Tiger Awards Competition


    The Rotterdam International Film Festival has added five new titles to its Tiger Awards Competition and announced that Abderrahmane Sissako and Johnnie To will be the 36th festival's film-makers in focus.
  • Oliver Stone pays fines over Cuba documentaries


    OliverStone has confirmed that his production company, Ixtlan Corp, has paid the USTreasury department $6,300 in fines over his Cuba documentary Looking ForFidel in order "to end the affair".
  • Gheko buys rights to Spanish remake of Saving Grace


    Spain's Gheko Films has bought the rights to remake Saving Grace in the Spanish language - with Carmen Maura attached in the Brenda Blethyn role for a Galicia shoot.
  • Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days And 30 Nights - Hollywood To The Heartland


  • Miami Vice to open Locarno festival


    Michael Mann's Miami Vice will kick off the Locarno International Film Festival on August 2 with a gala screening on the Piazza Grande.
  • Bille August starts South African shoot for Goodbye Bafana


    Production has started in South Africa on Bille August's NelsonMandela project Goodbye Bafana, with Dennis Haysbertof TV's 24 playing the former South African premier and Joseph Fiennes as hisprison guard for almost 20 years, James Gregory.
  • Fortissimo boards Tsai Ming-liang's I Don't Want To Sleep Alone


    FortissimoFilms has acquired worldwide sales rights to Tsai Ming-liang'sI Don't Want To Sleep Alone, set in Malaysia.
  • Fortissimo banks on SCB


    Dutch/HK-based sales agent Fortissimo Films has entered into a new banking relationship with Standard Chartered Bank.
  • The Alchemist set for 2006 shoot


    The $100 million adaptation ofPaolo Coehlo's TheAlchemist is set for a 2006 shoot across the Middle East -possibly in a mooted new Dubai studio - according to producer Barrie Osborne.
  • CineMart decides on final selection for 2006 market


    The world's largest co-production market, Rotterdam'sCineMart, has announced 2006's final selection. Atotal of 45 projects in advanced stages of production, including new films fromAmat Escalante, Pablo Trapero,Guy Maddin, He Jianjun andJan Svankmajer are now eligible to present to anestimated 800 producers, TV buyers, sales agents,distributors and fund representatives at the Jan 29-Feb 2 event. (See full listbelow.)
  • Nanny McPhee


    Dir: Kirk Jones. UK 2005. 98mins
  • Polanski, Silverstone set for Amazonas festival


  • Kino snaps up US rights to Look Both Ways


    Australian break-out hit Look Both Ways has found a UStheatrical distribution partner in Kino International.
  • Shooting Dogs


  • EastWest picks up sales rights to Totally Personal


    Sales agent EastWest Filmdistribution has picked upinternational rights to the Bosnian documentary Totally Personal, whichhas just been nominated as that country's entry for the Academy Awards in theforeign film category.
  • Forbidden winner of San Seb's In Progress prize


    Brazil's EProibido Proibir (Forbidden To Forbid) has won the Films In Progress 8(Cine En Construccion) award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival,a prize which carries over Euros $400,000 in completion funding.
  • Spain's Alta snaps up Gravehopping


    Spain's Alta Films hasjumped in to take Gravehopping on the day of its world premiere incompetition at the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
  • Dubai recruits Field, Scarlet


    Heading into its second year,the Dubai International Film Festival is beefing up its presence by appointingfive high-profile new programmers, including former Rotterdam chief Simon Fieldand Tribeca's executive director Peter Scarlet.South Africa's Nashen Moodley,Arab cineaste Raouf Tewfik and Iraq's Ziad Khuzai join ...
  • Hungary names Fateless as Oscar choice


    Hungary will fieldLajos Koltai's Fateless as its entry for the foreign language Oscar innext March's Academy Awards.
  • UIP readies global Were-Rabbit campaign


    The long-awaited Wallace & Gromit - The Curse Of TheWere-Rabbit will bow in Australia on September 15, as internationaldistributor UIP mirrors the pattern successfully swum byShark Talelast year.