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Flash

DIFF VR sidebar offers touch of the theatrical

8-Dec-2016 | By

VR is shaping up to be a combination of cinema, theatre and gaming, says the director of the UAE’s first VR narrative short Flash.

Hedi

MAD pounces on DIFF competition titles

8-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

DUBAI (EXCLUSIVE): Cairo-based MAD Solutions has picked up five titles in DIFF’s Muhr Feature competition for distribution in the region.

Train To Busan

Gaumont acquires remake rights to South Korean smash 'Train To Busan'

7-Dec-2016 | By

The French giant is lining up its English-language debut after securing remake rights to Yeon Sang-ho’s smash zombie thriller.

Rodrigo Grande

Argentina’s Rodrigo Grande shopping pair of TV series

7-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The director of At The End Of The Tunnel, which played in official selection recently at the Rome Film Festival, has been generating heat with two television projects.

Ajyal Youth Film Festival unveils winners

7-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Salesman, The Eagle Huntress and Hunt For The Wilderpeople take top prizes, while Meg Ryan accepts honorary award.

'Hacksaw Ridge' wins at Australian Academy awards, event marked by protest

7-Dec-2016 | By Fiona Williams

Female film-makers donned sausage costumes to protest gender disparity in the Australian industry.

Black Sails

Kaleidoscope buys distributor Platform Entertainment

7-Dec-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor buys slate and catalogue with more than 500 titles; predicts “doubled market share”.

The Great Wall

Matt Damon rubbishes 'Great Wall' whitewashing claims

7-Dec-2016 | By

The star of Zhang Yimou’s upcoming Chinese tentpole has dismissed reports accusing him of taking a role that should have gone to an Asian actor.

everyman DCM

DCM takes over Everyman Cinemas contract from Pearl & Dean

7-Dec-2016 | By Tom Grater

Deal sees DCM extend its market share of cinema advertising to 81% across the UK.

Pink Mist

Poem-play 'Pink Mist' set for big screen adaptation

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Catalyst Global Media is developing Owen Sheers’ critically applauded verse drama and stage play.

The Last Cop

Hit Japanese TV series 'The Last Cop' to get film adaptation

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

The film version of the hugely successful cop show will feature the lead actors from TV series.

Koen de Bouw The Prime Minister

Belgian political thriller 'Prime Minister' gets France, China deals

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Koen De Bouew-starring assassination thriller has proved a hit at the Belgian box office.

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $400m overseas (update)

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Dubai 2016: Screen's dailies

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Jeremy Kay

Declaration of independents

5-Dec-2016 | By

Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea are showing themselves to be serious contenders this awards’ season.

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Amjad Al-Rasheed

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Amjad Al-Rasheed

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Jordan’s Amjad Al-Rasheed, director of short The Parrot, is gearing up for his first feature.

Samer Ismail

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Samer Ismail

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Syrian actor Samer Ismail is rebuilding his career against the backdrop of the country’s civil war.

Mounia Aki

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Mounia Akl

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Writer-director Mounia Akl’s short Beirut, I Love You set the former architecture student on a path to Cannes and DIFF.

Mariam Al Ferjani

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Mariam Alferjani

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Former medial student Mariam Alferjani is now preparing her first feature as a director.

Alaa Eddine Aljem

Arab Stars of Tomorrow 2016 profiles: Alaa Eddine Aljem

Screen’s inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow showcases the region’s up-and-coming young talent. Director Alaa Eddine Aljem founded his own company to produce his works, and his tenacity has resulted in high-profile support.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

The Founder

US Briefs: TWC kicks off 'The Founder' awards run

The Weinstein Company has moved up the qualifying run of its Michael Keaton starrer.