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Independence Day: Resurgence

'Independence Day' sequel takes $41.6m in North America

26-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

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.

Independence Day Resurgence

Emmerich set for 'Moonfall'

25-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

German director Emmerich sells script to Universal and is set to direct the sci-fi story.

Brexit

Brexit: UK and European industry react

24-Jun-2016 | By

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.

Jennifer Lawrence

Legendary gets Lawrence's 'Bad Blood'

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

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

Sheen to direct 'Green River Killer' for QC

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script

Pikadero

Edinburgh: 'Pikadero' and 'Suntan' take top prizes

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Exodus

Documentary commissioners look for heroes and hope in migrant crisis

24-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc festival and market previewed Canal+ and BBC’s migrant documentary Exodus.

Ingmar Bergman

Sweden plans six shorts inspired by Bergman

24-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Experienced directors invited to apply for Bergman Revisited, with shorts unveiled during his centenary year of 2018.

Phil Davis

Phil Davis joins Fusion Media Sales

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Murray Dibbs departs as managing director after eight years at the company.

Ugla Hauksdóttir

Nordic Talents pitch selects 15

24-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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).

Sunny Side winners 2016

Wakeling’s 'Ghosts in the Machine' awarded at Sunny Side of the Doc

24-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Industry event unfolding in French port town of La Rochelle unveils project awards, sets Asian Side of the Doc dates.

Kim Dong-ho

Kim Dong-ho issues apology and promise for Busan future

23-Jun-2016 | By

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.

'Independence Day: Resurgence', 'Finding Dory' in showdown

23-Jun-2016 | By

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.

Viernheim

Reports: German cinema gunman killed by police

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

According to German media outlets, a masked man is dead after opening fire at a cinema complex in Viernheim, near Mannheim, in western Germany.

Sand Storm

Kino Lorber acquires 'Sand Storm'

23-Jun-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Beta Cinema to Israeli film-maker Elite Zexer’s directorial debut and Sundance selection.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis to appear in 'Don't Talk To Irene'

23-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Toronto-based Edyson Entertainment is set to begin production on the body-positive comedy in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Jordan McGarry

Film London appoints Vimeo's Jordan McGarry to production role

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Jordan McGarry joins Film London as head of talent development and production, taking over from Deborah Sathe.

Das Boot -- The Series

Bavaria, Sky team for $28m 'Das Boot' TV series

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The $28.5m eight-part series will serve as a sequel to the 1981 hit film.

Nick Off Duty

German-Chinese alliance on $20m fantasy-adventure 'Fox Mission'

23-Jun-2016 | By

Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based Syrreal Entertainment enters agreement with Jiabo Culture.

Elaine Feng

Warner Bros' Flagship Pictures China appoints Elaine Feng

23-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Beijing-based company is joint-venture between CMC Holdings and Warner Bros.

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NEWS IN BRIEF

US briefs: 'Full Metal' writer Michael Herr dies at 76

Plus: Dirty 30 gets US release; The Sound of Things to premiere in Moscow.

DIGITAL EDITIONS

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Cannes 2016: Screen's dailies

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COMMENT/BLOGS

Destination

Tribeca Digital Studios, United Airlines fly high on Olympics film

23-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

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. 

Caroline Norbury

Documentaries should impact society (COMMENT)

20-Jun-2016

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.

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Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary reaches for the stars

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.

Swallows And Amazons

Revisiting a British classic: 'Swallows And Amazons' set report

The UK team behind the new feature take on children’s classic Swallows And Amazons tell Tom Grater how the project set sail.

Cannes red carpet

...So that was Cannes 2016

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.

CineEurope

CineEurope: Reaping digital’s rewards

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.

Sunny Side Of The Docs

Docs land at Sunny Side

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.

BIFAN

BIFAN makes a splash

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.

SCREEN AWARDS

Screen Awards 2015 award

VIDEO: Screen Awards 2015 Video

The winners, the party and the glamour from the Screen Awards 2015.

Screen Awards 2015 Distributor of the Year

Universal, 'Amy' big winners at Screen Awards 2015

The Screen Awards has unveiled its 2015 winners, recognising excellence in UK marketing, distribution and exhibition.

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