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The Interview

Sony pushes The Interview online

NEWS: Day-and-date release likely to ratchet up tension with major theatres

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The Interview

The Interview in limited US debut

24-Dec-2014 | By

UPDATED DECEMBER 24: Approximately 300 independent theatres across the US will screen the controversial comedy on December 25 after Sony Pictures initially pulled the release in response to last week’s refusal by the five major exhibitors to screen it.

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Goteborg sets Norway focus

24-Dec-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

Tony Grisoni added to lineup at TV seminar.

Wild Canaries

Sundance Selects takes Wild Canaries

23-Dec-2014 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Cinetic Media to Lawrence Michael Levine’s screwball murder mystery.

Rutger Wolfson

Wolfson to depart Rotterdam after 2015 festival

23-Dec-2014 | By Wendy Mitchell

International Film Festival Rotterdam festival director Rutger Wolfson has decided to step down from his post after eight years.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Fox reports record year for digital sales

23-Dec-2014 | By Michael Rosser

UK sales of digital movies rise 280% for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Gone With The Bullets

Bullets has strong opening in China

23-Dec-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jiang Wen’s highly-anticipated satire Gone With The Bullets did not disappoint on its opening weekend in China, grossing $54.29m in its first four days.

Roaring Currents

South Korean films top 100 million admissions

23-Dec-2014 | By

Local films in South Korea have topped 100 million admissions for the third consecutive year.

Kieran Breen

Kieran Breen named BAFTA LA chair

23-Dec-2014 | By

The recently promoted president of international theatrical marketing at 20th Century Fox will assume the role of chairman of the board of directors.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos to receive CinemaCon Pioneer honour

23-Dec-2014 | By

The chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox will be named 2015 Pioneer Of The Year at the Las Vegas convention on April 22.

Kubo And The Two Strings

Laika, Focus plot Kubo

22-Dec-2014 | By

The studios have announced their fourth collaboration Kubo And The Two Strings, featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and Ralph Fiennes.

Paura sisters assume marketing reins at Alcon

22-Dec-2014 | By

Angela and Catherine Paura have joined Alcon Entertainment as co-presidents of worldwide marketing.

Justin Lin

Justin Lin boards Star Trek 3

22-Dec-2014 | By

The director of four entries in the Fast And Furious franchise will take the reins on the third episode in the sci-fi series and replaces Roberto Orci.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey set for Berlinale

22-Dec-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Adaptation of erotic bestseller to receive international premiere in Berlin.

Demetri Makoulis

Demetri Makoulis rises at Film Movement

22-Dec-2014 | By

The executive joined in January 2014 and has been promoted to director of sales as longtime vice-president Meghan Wurtz departs to pursue other opportunities.

The Interview

Sony seeks The Interview online partner

22-Dec-2014 | By

As North Korea stepped up its rhetoric and claimed the US government was behind The Interview, a Sony attorney said on Sunday (December 21) that the studio will distribute the film in some format.

The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies

Hobbit retains UK lead

22-Dec-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ climactic Hobbit outing hits £20m as it retains top spot; StudioCanal’s Paddington holds off newcomers to stay in second with $3.9m (£2.5m).

Nyqvist joins Kenyeres' Hier

22-Dec-2014 | By

Swedish star takes the lead in debut feature from Hungarian auteur Balint Kenyeres.

Alex van Warmerdam

Screen Flanders invests $1.9m in eight projects

22-Dec-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Schneider vs. Bax from Borgman director Alex van Warmerdam.

Wanda Movie Park

Wanda unveils Wuhan theme park

22-Dec-2014 | By

China’s Dalian Wanda group held a launch ceremony at the weekend for its latest entertainment projects, Wanda Movie Park and Han Show Theatre, in the Chinese city of Wuhan.

Les Arcs piracy roundtable

Les Arcs panel tackles piracy

22-Dec-2014 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Copyright infringement and piracy protection was a point of focus at this year’s Les Arcs Film Festival.

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Gone With The Bullets

Bullets has strong opening in China

23-Dec-2014 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jiang Wen’s highly-anticipated satire Gone With The Bullets did not disappoint on its opening weekend in China, grossing $54.29m in its first four days.

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AWARDS COUNTDOWN

Selma

David Oyelowo, Selma

David Oyelowo tells Ian Sandwell about how being British helped his portrayal of an icon and the need for it not to be an impersonation.

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Bafta takes the spotlight

The biggest challenge for the organisers of the Bafta Film Awards is to never become complacent. Louise Tutt reports on the ever-evolving plans for the 2015 event.

JK Simmons on set of Whiplash with Damien Chazelle

Whiplash: Cracking the whip

Whiplash represented a tough story on and off screen. Michael Rosser talks to the creative team about bringing Damien Chazelle’s personal experiences to life.

Alicia Vikander on set of Testament of Youth with director James Kent

Alicia Vikander, Testament Of Youth

Alicia Vikander tells Wendy Mitchell about doing Vera Brittain justice in Testament Of Youth and finding roles of emotional substance.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh talks to John Hazelton about raising finance, going digital and the importance of research in creating three-dimensional and historically accurate characters for his latest feature, Mr. Turner.

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PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The Lesson

Palm Springs: World appeal

Palm Springs International Film Festival (Jan 2-12) will screen a broad selection of awards contenders for both the industry and the public, and includes a special focus on central and eastern Europe. Elbert Wyche reports.

Tangerines

Palm Springs: Special focus

Palm Springs is showcasing 19 features as part of its central and eastern Europe focus. Screen meets the film-makers behind two of the titles.

INTERVIEWS

Georgia Parris lets sidelined woman have her Moment

London-based short film director has taken an unusual approach to showcasing contemporary dance, including with her latest film A Moment To Move.

Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer, The Look Of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer talks to Wendy Mitchell about changing the culture of fear in Indonesia with The Act Of Killing and its follow-up, The Look Of Silence.

Dior And I

Andy Whittaker & Anna Godas, Dogwoof

UK distributor Dogwoof Films is celebrating a decade of championing its socially conscious films across multiple platforms. Company founders Andy Whittaker and Anna Godas tell Geoffrey Macnab about their vision.

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Hideaki Anno, Evangelion

Japanese animator and creator of the Evangelion series, Hideaki Anno, talks to Liz Shackleton about the joys of destruction.

Jan-Wllem Van Ewijk

Jan-Willem van Ewijk, Atlantic

Dutch director Jan-Willem van Ewijk explains to Melanie Goodfellow how a passion for windsurfing in Morocco was the inspiration for his film Atlantic.

Daoud Abdel Sayed

Daoud Abdel Sayed, Out Of The Ordinary

Egyptian filmmaker Daoud Abdel Sayed talks to Liz Shackleton about working with child actors and tackling the supernatural in his latest film, Out Of The Ordinary, which is premiering at DIFF.

Toni El Massih

Toni El Massih, VOX Cinemas

Toni El Massih, director of distribution and film content at pan-Arab exhibitor VOX Cinemas, talks to Melanie Goodfellow about programming screens in the region.

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.