Fox’s action sci-fi sequel fell short in its domestic debut, thanks to a big second weekend hold by Pixar’s Finding Dory and a strong start for Sony’s The Shallows.
German director Emmerich sells script to Universal and is set to direct the sci-fi story.
UPDATE: BFI COMMENT. There has been a shocked and dismayed response to the news of Brexit in almost every sector of the British film industry; responses in Europe have also been extremely downbeat.
Legendary Pictures has won a bidding war for a high finance tale with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star and Adam McKay set to write and direct.
Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script
The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc festival and market previewed Canal+ and BBC’s migrant documentary Exodus.
Experienced directors invited to apply for Bergman Revisited, with shorts unveiled during his centenary year of 2018.
Murray Dibbs departs as managing director after eight years at the company.
Nordisk Film & TV Fond has unveiled the list of Nordic graduation students and their projects running for the $30,000 (NOK250,000) pitch prize and $6,000 (NOK 50,000) special mention prize at Nordic Talents (Aug 31-Sept 2).
Industry event unfolding in French port town of La Rochelle unveils project awards, sets Asian Side of the Doc dates.
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) chairman Kim Dong-ho has made a public apology and vowed to have BIFF’s articles of association changed by the end of July so that local filmmakers can call off their boycott.
Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.
According to German media outlets, a masked man is dead after opening fire at a cinema complex in Viernheim, near Mannheim, in western Germany.
The distributor has picked up North American rights from Beta Cinema to Israeli film-maker Elite Zexer’s directorial debut and Sundance selection.
Toronto-based Edyson Entertainment is set to begin production on the body-positive comedy in Hamilton, Ontario.
Jordan McGarry joins Film London as head of talent development and production, taking over from Deborah Sathe.
The $28.5m eight-part series will serve as a sequel to the 1981 hit film.
Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based Syrreal Entertainment enters agreement with Jiabo Culture.
Beijing-based company is joint-venture between CMC Holdings and Warner Bros.
Dir/scr. Ann Marie Fleming. Canada. 2016. 85 mins
Plus: Dirty 30 gets US release; The Sound of Things to premiere in Moscow.
It’s an Olympic year again, and despite being overshadowed by the US mass media’s inflated coverage of its upcoming presidential election, the Games in Brazil represent a culmination of many athletes’ lifelong journeys to represent their countries on the most respected stage in athletics.
Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury suggests documentary filmmakers should hit upon a subject matter or story that has the potential to impact society - and how her organisation is working to support the filmmaker’s vision.
The midpoint between Cannes and Toronto, Karlovy Vary (July 1-9) has still managed to carve out a winning niche. Tom Grater speaks to artistic director Karel Och about this year’s programme.
The UK team behind the new feature take on children’s classic Swallows And Amazons tell Tom Grater how the project set sail.
From barefoot stars championing gender equality to the arrival of virtual reality and a noisy Palme d’Or debate, Melanie Goodfellow reflects on what went down on the Croisette this year.
Thanks to a booming box office, there is an air of confidence among Europe’s distributors and exhibitors ahead of the 25th edition of CineEurope (June 20-23). Matt Mueller previews an event set to host screenings of US and European titles, high-level debate and Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Virtual reality, SVoD and the return of the US networks to the documentary arena will be among the topics on the table at the 27th edition of Sunny Side Of The Doc (June 20-23). Melanie Goodfellow reports.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (July 21-31) has a new festival director and an expanded industry event. Jean Noh reports.
The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2015.
The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2015 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.