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Mockingjay takes $152M int’l

BOX OFFICE: Third entry in Lionsgate YA series races to $275M worldwide

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Kunal Nayyar

Nayyar to star in Sikhya’s Punha

24-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kunal Nayyar has been cast in Sikhya Entertainment’s sci-fi drama Punha, marking The Big Bang Theory star’s first acting role in Hindi.

Hitesh Bhatia

Open Air, Excel climb Three Storeys

24-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Priya Sreedharan’s start-up production outfit Open Air Films is partnering with Excel Entertainment on romantic drama Three Storeys.

Abhijeet Singh Parmar

SFG buttons up Parmar’s Overcoat

24-Nov-2014 | By

Canada’s Studio Film Group (SFG) International will co-produce Abhijeet Singh Parmar’s debut feature Overcoat, which will be made under the recently signed India-Canada co-production treaty.

Blind Massage sweeps Golden Horse Awards

24-Nov-2014 | By

Lou Ye’s Blind Massage was the big winner at this year’s Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan, scooping six prizes including best film and best new performer for Zhang Lei.

Gautam Ghose

IME hops on board Lala

24-Nov-2014 | By Nandita Dutta

EXCLUSIVE: Pune and Mumbai-based IME Motion Pictures will co-produce Indo-Italian project Lala, to be directed by Goutam Ghose.

Rangzen

Jar opens lid on Gurgaon, Rangzen

24-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jar Pictures has unveiled a slate of upcoming productions headed by DoP Shanker Raman’s directorial debut Gurgaon and Gaurav Saxena’s feature version of his celebrated short film, Rangzen.

Monsoon Shootout

Monsoon Shootout set for India release

24-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Navalakha Arts and Holy Basil Productions have acquired Indian theatrical and satellite rights to Amit Kumar’s thriller Monsoon Shootout, which they plan to give a wide release in the first quarter of next year.

Mockingjay – Part 1 leads US box office on $123m

23-Nov-2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 starring Jennifer Lawrence was the clear winner at the North American box office although it scored the lowest of all three entries in the franchise so far.

Rajesh Jala

Pallas ignites for Rajesh Jala’s The Spark

23-Nov-2014 | By Nandita Dutta

EXCLUSIVE: Germany’s Pallas Film will co-produce Rajesh Jala’s The Spark (Chingari) with France’s ASAP Films, which boarded the project at Film Bazaar last year.

Vanaja

NFDC, Dussart bond over Avani

23-Nov-2014 | By Nandita Dutta

EXCLUSIVE: India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and France’s Catherine Dussart Productions have boarded Rajnesh Domalpalli’s rural fable Avani as co-producers.

Fandry

Essel has a vision for Sairaat

23-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mumbai-based production and distribution company Essel Vision is producing Fandry director Nagraj Manjule’s next Marathi-language project, Sairaat.

Killa

Jar Pictures to throw Arun’s Boomerang

23-Nov-2014 | By

Mumbai-based Jar Pictures is producing the next feature from Killa director Avinash Arun, a Marathi-language drama entitled Boomerang.

Vishal Bhardwaj

Film London launches UK-India fund

22-Nov-2014 | By

Film London’s Microwave scheme is going global with an inititive to finance a UK-Indian feature based on Shakespeare’s writing.

Ashim Ahluwalia

Octobre19 makes play for Boyfriend

22-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based production company Octobre19 has boarded Ashim Ahluwalia’s The Boyfriend as a co-producer.

Golfshiteh Farahani

Farahani stung by Scorpions

22-Nov-2014 | By Nandita Dutta

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani will star in Qissa director Anup Singh’s upcoming drama Mantra — The Song Of Scorpions.

A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

Big Bang Theory star sees Reason

22-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kunal Nayyar, star of The Big Bang Theory, is heading the cast of Aditya Bhattacharya’s A Momentary Lapse Of Reason, an English-language crime drama shooting in India and Los Angeles.

Bill Lee

Millennium buys Amplify LA operations

21-Nov-2014 | By

Millennium Entertainment has made its first buy since the management take-over earlier this year led by Bill Lee and acquired the LA operations of Amplify in a move that demonstrates its digital ambitions.

Richard Linklater

CSA to honour Richard Linklater

21-Nov-2014 | By

The director of Boyhood will collect the Casting Society Of America’s Career Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Artios Awards on January 22.

Amour Fou

Film Movement falls for Amour Fou

21-Nov-2014 | By

The New York-based film distributor has acquired US rights from Coproduction Office to Jessica Hausner’s Cannes selection.

Iram Haq

Rohfilm and Haq add voice to People

21-Nov-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Germany’s Rohfilm, which co-produced The Lunchbox, is continuing its association with South Asian cinema by co-producing Iram Haq’s What Will People Say.

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DIGITAL EDITIONS

Screen November 21 2014

Screen November 21 2014

Browse the digital version of Screen International here…

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Film Bazaar 2014: Screen's dailies

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from Goa’s Film Bazaar here.

Screen November 2014

Screen November 2014

Download the November 2014 edition of Screen International here…

World of Locations

World of Locations

DIGITAL EDITION: Showcasing the world’s film, TV and commercial locations.

Mockingjay takes $152M int’l

23-Nov-2014 | By

Storming to an estimated $275m worldwide, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 delivered $152m from the first five days in 85 markets through Lionsgate International licensees.

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AFM (November 5-12, 2014)

Villa Aurora

Gallery: AFM 2014 parties

After a hard day’s work at the recent market in Santa Monica, movers and shakers let their hair down

AFM Buzz Titles

American Film Market buzz titles

As international sales companies arrive in Santa Monica, Screen correspondents profile a selection of key titles, at various stages of production, available in the market.

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AFM: Ready for business

As A-list projects become more difficult to package, talent heads to TV and the Netflix effect remains uncertain, can AFM offer a silver lining, asks Jeremy Kay.

Little Big Master

Buzz titles: Hong Kong

A host of films from Hong Kong are lining up at AFM, including Pang Ho Cheung’s return home, Soi Cheang’s sci-fi action thriller and Tsui Hark’s hotly tipped 3D spy movie. Sarah Cooper reports

The Con Artists

Buzz titles: Korea

Some of South Korea’s hottest films are being sold at this year’s AFM, from Im Kwon-taek’s 102nd film to the Detective K sequel. Jean Noh reports.

Meeting Dr. Sun

Buzz titles: Taiwan

The year’s hottest Taiwanese films are being sold here at AFM. Sarah Cooper profiles a selection of the key titles, at all stages of production.

David Lipman, Producer - Caroline Norbury, Creative England CEO - Tom Payne, Actor - Jennifer Ackerman, Model

Creative England and The Agency in LA

Creative England and The Agency kicked off a week of Los Angeles activities with a reception at the British Consul General’s Residence on Monday evening.

AFM Product Guide 2014

AFM 2014 Product Guide

Browse Screen International’s American Film Market (AFM) product guide here.

STARS OF TOMORROW

Chris Vance and Daisy Lewis

LA Stars of Tomorrow 2014

This year’s LA Stars feature boasts nine individuals whose names emerged from a diligent trawl of agents, managers and publicists on both sides of the Atlantic.

Briony Hanson Marlon Smith Maisie Williams

VIDEO: British Council, Screen present Stars at LFF Video

Screen International teamed with British Council to present Screen’s UK Stars of Tomorrowat an intimate industry dinner during the BFI London Film Festival.

SCREEN AWARDS

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2014 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2014

Screen Awards 2014 Distributor studio

GALLERY: Screen Awards 2014 Video

Photos of the Screen Awards 2014 winners and drinks reception.

Screen Awards 2014 winners

UPDATED (gallery/official winners book): The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2014 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

TERRITORY FOCUS

Gone With The Bullets

TERRITORY FOCUS: China

Screen’s third China special looks at Sino-US collaborations and the trends shaping domestic production.

The Water Diviner

TERRITORY FOCUS: Australia

There is much to champion in Australia this year, and Screen is thrilled to highlight a few of these talents and trends.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

TERRITORY FOCUS: Iceland

Iceland has seen a recent Hollywood boom with projects such as Noah, Game Of Thrones and The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty, and local talents are also thriving despite funding challenges. Wendy Mitchell looks at the filmic draw of this unique island nation.

SCREENTECH

Paddington

The perfect Paddington

Expectations don’t come much higher than bringing family favourite Paddington to life. Director Paul King and the Framestore creatives tell Neal Romanek how they made the loveable bear fit for the big screen.

INTERVIEWS

Guido Rud, FilmSharks International

FilmSharks International’s Guido Rud tells Jeremy Kay about building a slate ripe for sales and remakes.

Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida

Pawel Pawlikowski tells Jeremy Kay about exploring the Poland of his childhood in Ida, and why he wanted to portray universal themes of faith and identity within the context of a very personal journey

Abderrahmane Sissako, Timbuktu

The spread of Islamic fundamentalism across Africa has flung many ordinary Muslims’ lives into turmoil. Timbuktu director Abderrahmane Sissako tells Elbert Wyche why he wanted to express their story

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Two Days, One Night

Belgian auteurs Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne talk to John Hazelton about casting their biggest star yet, Marion Cotillard, in the workplace drama, Two Days, One Night — Belgium’s foreign language Oscar entry.

Christopher J. Dodd, MPAA

MPAA chairman and chief executive Chris Dodd talks to Liz Shackleton about Japanese audiences, China’s quotas and the impact of digital distribution on the film business.

Champs

Bert Marcus & Mike Tyson, Champs

Director Bert Marcus and subject Mike Tyson tell Jeremy Kay about how their boxing documentary, Champs, transcends the world of sports.

Gong Yu

Gong Yu, iQiyi

iQiyi founder and CEO Gong Yu talks to Liz Shackleton about the company’s production plans and how it is working on its film business with parent company Baidu.

Robert Jones & Wayne Marc Godfrey, The Fyzz Facility

The Fyzz Facility’s Robert Jones and Wayne Marc Godfrey open up to Andreas Wiseman about their thriving production and finance company.

SET REPORT

Urban Hymn

Set Report: Urban Hymn

From the London set of Urban Hymn, Adam Woodard talks to writer Nick Moorcroft and director Michael Caton-Jones about the drama.

The Ones Below

Set report: The Ones Below

David Farr’s feature directorial debut, The Ones Below, is a study of contemporary London, the loneliness of motherhood and the anxiety of the modern world. Wendy Mitchell visits the set.

Set report: Shaun the Sheep the Movie

On the set of Shaun The Sheep The Movie, Aardman Animations veterans are taking inspiration from silent comedy to guide the flock to the big screen. Wendy Mitchell reports.