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March 28 2014

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  • 21st Century Fox ups James Murdoch

    Rupert Murdoch says his company’s “collective future has never been brighter”.
  • '71 nears sell-out for Protagonist

    EXCLUSIVE: Yann Demange’s well-received feature debut sells around the world.
  • 9ers Ent digs Grave Mourning

    Korea’s 9ers Entertainment is launching sales on mystery horror film Grave Mourning (working title), produced by JupiterFilm (The Face Reader) and backed by new distribution company Little Big Pictures.
  • Aberdeen

    Dir/scr: Pang Ho Cheung. Hong Kong-China. 2104. 98mins
  • Abraham assures continuity at Film4

    EXCLUSIVE: Channel Four chief executive discusses Tessa Ross’ departure and future strategy.
  • Alexander Payne among LMGA winners

    Staff at the Location Managers Guild Of America (LMGA) have announced the winners of its first Annual Location Managers Guild Of America Awards.
  • Andrea Arnold to head Critics' Week jury

    Jury includes four international journalists who will award the Nespresso Grand Prize to one of seven feature films in competition.
  • Angelina Jolie talks up Unbroken

    CINEMACON: Angelina Jolie graced the Universal Pictures presentation as she introduced footage from the upcoming December 25 release of her potential awards contender Unbroken.
  • AR takes Aberdeen for North America

    Milt Barlow’s Asia Releasing (AR) will handle the theatrical release of Pang Ho Cheung’s Aberdeen in North America.
  • Asia-Euro Producer finalists revealed

    Finalists include five from Asia and five from Europe.
  • Assuming the Throne...

    UK’s offering at AFCI Locations show includes throne from Game of Thrones.
  • Athens Francophone festival

    Photos from the Athens Francophone film festival.
  • Automatic's Jurassic City hits Filmart

    Slate also includes bullying drama White Rabbit.
  • BAFTA launches Hong Kong scholarships

    The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is launching the BAFTA Yip Foundation Scholarships through which it is accepting applications from Hong Kong residents in need of financial assistance to study a postgraduate course in the UK in film, television or games.
  • BAFTA outlines Asia aims

    Plans include growing its networking and cultural exchange activities in Hong Kong .
  • BBC arts doc fest confirms lineup

    The BBC has confirmed the lineup for its new documentary festival Art Screen, which runs in Glasgow April 10-13.
  • Beautiful 2014

    Dirs: Zhang Yuan, Kang Je-kyu, Christopher Doyle, Shu Kei. Hong Kong-China. 2014. 117mins
  • Beijing, New York to premiere at Filmart

    Easternlight is selling the feature directorial debut of cinematographer and Gus Van Sant collaborator Rain Li.
  • Blanc/Biehn Productions lines up Fembot

    Production is set to commence in Hollywood in July on the sci-fi feature in time for a 2015 autumn release.
  • Bright Days Ahead to open Rendez-Vous

    Fifth edition of annual showcase of contemporary French cinema to take place in key cities across the UK from April 23-28.
  • Busan films set for Berlin showcase

    A selection of films from the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) are to be showcased at a Korean festival in Berlin.
  • Captain America 2 eyes victory

    Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier is the overwhelming favourite to usurp DreamWorks’ Need For Speed this weekend as it prepares to launch in around 33 markets through Disney.
  • Celluloid Dreams acquires Jamie Marks

    EXCLUSIVE: France’s Celluloid Dreams has picked up international rights to Sundance competitor Jamie Marks Is Dead and is launching sales at Filmart.
  • China first market to cross $3bn

    CINEMACON: MPAA CEO and chairman Senator Chris Dodd said global box office for all films released in 2013 reached $35.9bn, marking a 4% year-on-year rise.
  • China to launch new distribution licence

    The Chinese government is expected to announce later this week that a second theatrical distribution licence will be awarded to China National Culture & Art Corporation (CNCAC).
  • China to remake Korea's Top Star

    South Korea’s Lotte Entertainment has sold China remake rights to Jong Hoon Park’s Top Star to Beijing-based Aim Media.
  • China video sites boost production

    China’s online video giants are increasing investment in original content, from microfilms and web serials to feature films, in a bid to keep viewers in a fast-growing but increasingly competitive market.
  • China's Desen teams with Weta on epic

    EXCLUSIVE: China’s Desen International Media has brought on board top VFX houses including Peter Jackson’s Weta Workshop for its upcoming $27m 3D fantasy adventure.
  • Chinese remake for Men Vs Women

    Mandarin-language remake targets Chinese love affair with romantic comedies.
  • CinemaCon: Nolan talks Interstellar

    Christopher Nolan waxed lyrical about early influences like Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey but gave little away about his upcoming sci-fi starring Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey.
  • CinemaCon: RealD extends China footprint

    RealD has signed a deal with China’s Wanda Cinema Line Corporation to instal a further 780 cinema systems over the next three years.
  • CJ cooks up Final Recipe sales

    Korea’s CJ Entertainment has announced a raft of deals on Final Recipe, starring Henry Lau from the Asian pop group Super Junior – M and Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon). 
  • CPH PIX unveils full lineup

    Sixth edition of Denmark’s largest fiction festival will feature 160 feature films and more than 400 screenings and events.
  • Crouch End gets cinematic

    For any film lover, is there any better feeling than a shiny new independent cinema opening in your neighbourhood?
  • Curzon Home Cinema site relaunched

    Curzon Cinemas’ Video-on-Demand service is being revamped as the company relaunches its Curzon Home Cinema site.
  • Disney buys Maker Studios

    The deal could be worth up to $950m and marks a timely recognition by the studio of Millennial might.
  • Disney India plots Mahabharata

    Disney India plans to produce a big screen version of Indian mythological epic The Mahabharata, to be directed by Abhishek Kapoor from a script by renowned author Ashok Banker. 
  • Divergent storms US on $56m

    The pilot feature from the latest aspiring YA franchise conformed to industry predictions to open top and deliver a highly promising $56m debut.
  • Dodge College unveils Women In Focus

    Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts will present its 15th Annual Women in Focus Conference on April 11.
  • EFP breaks Filmart record

    Tthe European Film Promotion (EFP) through Film Sales Support (FSS) is supporting a record-breaking number of 32 sales agents at Filmart.
  • EMP to produce Lam’s To The Fore

    Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) unveiled Dante Lam’s next directorial project, action romance To The Fore, at Filmart today.
  • Emperor gets Two Thumbs Up

    Hong Kong-based Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) is launching sales on Soi Cheang-produced comedy drama Two Thumbs Up at Filmart
  • eOne launches Séville International

    Former Les Films Séville executive Anick Poirier will lead the new division as vice-president of international sales, effective April 1.
  • Essy Niknejad, Laleh

    US-based, Iran-born Essy Niknejad tells Jakob Fudge how he travelled back to the country of his birth to shoot the story of Laleh Seddigh, the 2006 Iranian racing champion who prevailed in a male-dominated sport only to be subsequently banned by racing authorities.
  • Euro producers launch scriptwriting project

    Programme is aimed at developing Chinese and European projects spanning the two cultures.
  • EWA to host online distribution course

    Istanbul-based course to select 15 participants.
  • Exit

    Dir: Chienn Hsiang. China. 2014. 94mins
  • Factory 25 snaps up Apocalypse

    The distributor has acquired world rights to has acquired world rights to Apocalypse: A Bill Callahan Tour Film by Hanley Banks.
  • Filling Tessa Ross's big shoes

    As the film industry loses Tessa Ross to the theatre world, Channel 4 has to be very careful in its hires, Wendy Mitchell argues.
  • Filmart 2014: China’s online video boom

    Boasting a mix of local and foreign content, online streaming is big business in China. Liz Shackleton reports on the consolidation in the sector and what the future holds.
  • Filmart 2014: destination Hong Kong

    Filmart 2014 is expected to draw record numbers of attendees. Jean Noh looks at the special allure of Hong Kong as a market that works across borders
  • Filmart 2014: download our dailies

    Download Screen International’s dailies from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart) as well as a special edition.
  • Filmart 2014: HAF profiles

    Profiles of projects from the 12th Hong Kong - Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).
  • Filmart 2014: hot titles: China, Hong Kong, Taiwan

    Liz Shackleton spotlights the hottest productions from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • Filmart 2014: hot titles: Japan

    Japanese companies attend Filmart with a strong line-up of titles. Jason Gray highlights some of the most eye-catching productions.
  • Filmart 2014: hot titles: Korea

    Korean cinema continues its strong run at home and abroad. Jean Noh profiles some of the highlights
  • Filmart 2014: Relationship status

    What are the biggest challenges faced by European producers when teaming up with Chinese partners to gain access to the territory’s $3bn box office? Melanie Goodfellow reports.
  • Filmart 2014: Russia steps it up

    The territory is responding to China’s growing interest in Russian films by establishing a pavilion to raise its profile at Filmart.
  • Filmart 2014: Screen's features

    Browse Screen International’s Filmart 2014 features including a spotlight on the hottest titles from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Korea, and an interview with film-maker Pang Ho Cheung.
  • Filmart 2014: Three eyes on Japan

    With no fewer than three pavilions on offer, Japan is making the most of the opportunities to do business and network at Filmart, writes Jean Noh.
  • FILMART: HAF names award winners

    Carrie Ng and Shirley Yung’s Angel Whispers won this year’s HAF award for a Hong Kong project at the close of the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (March 26), while Taiwan’s Private Eyes won the HAF award for a non-Hong Kong project.
  • Fine Time to ride with Dream Kid

    Japan’s Dream Kid and Taiwan’s Fine Time Entertainment have joined forces to co-produce road movie Riding The Breeze, directed by Japan’s Koji Hagiuda.
  • Finecut books Night Flight sales

    Korean sales agent Finecut has announced a raft of deals at Filmart led by Lee Su-jin’s award-winning Han Gong-ju and Berlinale queer film Night Flight.
  • Flamin' Groovies film launches Kickstarter

    Feature documentary about the colourful rock band [pictured] comes from award-winning film-makers William Tyler Smith and Kurt Feldhun
  • French study reveals gender pay chasm

    First official study on female employment in the French film industry reveals growth in women directors, gender pay chasm.
  • From Vegas To Macau

    Dirs: Wong Jing, Billy Cheung. Hong Kong-China. 2014. 93mins
  • Frozen biggest animation in history

    Disney’s Oscar winner Frozen added $8m for a $674m international tally at the weekend and climbed to $1.072bn to become the biggest animation of all time at the global box office.
  • Germanidi named Slamdance director

    Germanidi has served as manager for the festival since 2012. President and co-founder Peter Baxter will continue to oversee the Slamdance organisation including the development of the Slamdance Studios distribution business.
  • Grand Budapest Hotel tops UK chart

    Fox’s comedy drama climbs to number one in its third weekend of release.
  • HAF Fox jury talk local filmmaking

    Fox International Productions (FIP) president Sanford Panitch and the jury of the HAF/Fox Chinese Film Development Award discussed how filmmaking across the Greater China region has become more local at a round table yesterday.
  • HAF hosting young filmmaker pitch

    The inaugural Operation Greenlight pitching event for young filmmakers will be held during this year’s Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).
  • HAF/Fox Award: finalists 2014

    An award supported by HAF and Fox International Productions nurtures new voices in Chinese-language cinema. Liz Shackleton introduces this year’s finalists
  • Handmade Distribution debuts at Filmart

    Thailand’s Handmade Distribution is making its debut at Filmart with a slate of independent films led by Heaven Or Hell and The Last Executioner.
  • Headshot duo reunites on Samui Song

    Drama will reunite director with Headshot producer Raymond Phathanavirangoon and is set to star Chermarn “Ploy” Boonyasak.
  • Hemingway, Still Waters to open Sonoma

    The 17th edition of the Sonoma International Film Festival will open with Richard Shepard’s dark comedy Don Hemingway starring Jude Law and Chris Lowell’s friendship drama Beside Still Waters.
  • HKIFF, Busan, Tokyo expand Academy

    The Asian Film Awards Academy (AFAA) celebrated its inauguration last night (March 23) with Moet-AFA Special Award Rising Star of Asia awardees Chiaki Kuriyama and Kim Nam-gil.
  • Hong Kong Film Festival: highlights

    The 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) opens March 24 with two films: the world premiere of Pang Ho Cheung’s family drama Aberdeen and the Asian premiere of Fruit Chan’s black comedy The Midnight After.
  • Huayi Bros. introduce Women Who Flirt

    Beijing-based Huayi Brothers is launching sales on Pang Ho Cheung’s romantic comedy Women Who Flirt and Mabel Cheung and Alex Law’s $12m historical drama A Tale Of Three Cities at Filmart.
  • Illuminate Pictures launches with BFF

    Richard Zelniker and Chris Monte have joined forces to launch the production company and unveiled plans for a seven-film slate led by the high school film.
  • In Bloom to get Ultra VOD UK launch

    Birds Eye View and Curzon Home Cinema are offering an Ultra VOD UK premiere for Curzon Artificial Eye title In Bloom.
  • In celebration of African cinema

    Nana Ocran, lead researcher on June Givanni’s Pan African Cinema Archive, reflects on the history and heritage of African cinema in the UK, around the African diaspora and on the African continent itself.
  • Indochine director wraps Gate shoot

    First co-production under the Cambodia-France co-production agreement is directed by Oscar winner Regis Wargnier.
  • Jeonju names Competition jury

    Adriano Aprà, Yoon Jong-chan and Mark Peranson make up Korean Film Competition jury.
  • Junction launches new investment platform

    The San Francisco-based online platform takes advantage of the new JOBS Act allowing general solicitation of accredited investors.
  • Kosse to theatres: invest in VOD

    Attendees at CinemaCon’s international day heard Universal Pictures’ president of international David Kosse sound a warning to exhibitors.
  • Lewis, Northam join Our Kind of Traitor

    Susanna White’s adaptation of John le Carré’s novel starts shooting tomorrow [April 26].
  • Lionsgate UK takes Absolutely Anything

    EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate has picked up UK rights to Terry Jones’ comedy Absolutely Anything from GFM Films.
  • Lionsgate, Endemol India team on Warrior

    Lionsgate is making it first foray into production in India by co-producing Hindi-language sports drama Warrior with Endemol India’s Eyedentity Motion Pictures.
  • LUFF renamed London Screenings

    Event for international buyers to be held in London June 23-26.
  • Magnolia takes US on Whitey Bulger doc

    Joe Berlinger’s Whitey: The United States Of America V. James J Bulger premiered at Sundance. Separately, Phase 4 Films and The Vladar Company will extend the Canadian release of Generation Iron.
  • Magnolia takes world on Honeymoon

    Magnet Releasing’s genre arm has snapped up Leigh Janiak’s feature directorial debut in a deal with ICM Partners.
  • Mariangela Hall joins Rogers & Cowan

    The international film publicist has joined global entertainment PR and marketing agency Rogers & Cowan.
  • Martina Ternstrom joins Koch Media

    Ternstrom [pictured] joins as head of acquistions for Northern Europe.
  • Mary Poppins to screen at Tribeca Drive-In

    The 50th anniversary screening of Mary Poppins is expected to be one of the highlights at the Tribeca Drive-In, set to run from April 17-19, alongside as the 30th anniversary screening of Splash.
  • Media Asia touts Break Up 100, Triumph

    Hong Kong’s Media Asia has unveiled a slate of new productions at Filmart, including Lawrence Cheng’s romantic comedy Break Up 100 and a big screen adaptation of hit TV series Triumph In The Sky.
  • MEETS unveils 12th project

    The final project selected to take part in the first Latin American Co-Production Market in Panama City from April 7-9 has been announced (26) during the the 29th Guadalajara International Film Festival.
  • Mega-Vision plans Vegas sequel

    Hong Kong’s Mega-Vision Project Workshop is planning a sequel to its Chinese New Year hit From Vegas To Macau, reuniting stars Chow Yun Fat and Nicholas Tse and director Wong Jing.
  • Mei Ah to produce Soi, Ma thrillers

    Hong Kong’s Mei Ah Entertainment is producing new projects from Soi Cheang, director of Chinese New Year hit The Monkey King, and veteran filmmaker Joe Ma.
  • Michael Kohlhaas wins at Athens Francophone fest

    Festival guests include Nathalie Baye, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi Jalil Lespert and Vincent Macaigne.
  • M-line launches Innocent Thing sales

    Korea’s M-line Distribution is launching sales at Filmart on Kim Tae-Kyun’s upcoming suspense melodrama Innocent Thing.
  • MSG buys 50pc stake in Tribeca

    The deal between Madison Square Garden Company and Tribeca Enterprises values the latter at $45m and has the potential to expand the festival’s New York footprint into two of the most iconic venues in town.
  • Music Box takes The Green Prince

    Submarine and Global Screen have licensed all US rights excluding TV to Nadav Schirman’s psychological thriller.
  • NATO calls for more family films

    CINEMACON: National Association Of Theatre Owners chief John Fithian urged delegates at the Las Vegas convention to release more family films year-round.
  • Noah scores mighty Russia launch

    Paramount Pictures International top brass said Darren Aronofsky’s film opened on $2.75m in Russia for the fourth biggest non-holiday debut in history.
  • Noah storms Australia on $750K

    Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic claimed 55% market share on opening day in star Russell Crowe’s home turf of Australia (27), Paramount Pictures International reported.
  • Noah tops US on $44m

    Paramount and Regency Enterprises’ epic delivered an estimated $44m number one debut in North America that exceeded expectations – now the question is will it hold.
  • Olive Films, 108 Media strike alliance

    Starting in June, Olive Films becomes 108 Media’s exclusive packaged goods home entertainment distributor in the US.
  • Ooh Ah Cantona?

    Sixteen Films makes shock bid for Eric Cantona as teams finalise FIFE rosters.
  • Origin launches sales on Yasmine

    Coming-of-age drama is the first feature to come out of Brunei in several years.
  • Pang Ho Cheung, Aberdeen

    Film-maker Pang Ho Cheung talks to Liz Shackleton about HKIFF opening film Aberdeen, which looks at the contradictions of Hong Kong society
  • Pang, Mining to develop Polaroid Stories

    EXCLUSIVE: US-based Story Mining & Supply Co (SMS) is teaming with director Pang Ho Cheung and Subi Liang’s Making Film Productions to develop and produce an adaptation of Zhang Youyou memoir Polaroid Stories.
  • Pantelion options Hopelessly Devoted

    The distributor behind 2013 smash Instructions Not Included has boarded the English-language rom-com by writers Jill Mazursky and Jamee Decio.
  • Papusza sells to the UK

    New Europe Film Sales also records new deals on Thou Wast Mild and Lovely.
  • Peccadillo lands Sundance, Berlin duo

    EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor lands 52 Tuesdays and Praia Do Futuro.
  • Production duo join Levantine

    Donna Gigliotti and longtime film development executive Renee Witt have joined New York-based Levantine Films.
  • Production wraps on Lost In Austin

    Principal photography has finished in Los Angeles on the caper starring Linda Cardellini, Skeet Ulrich, Craig Robinson, Kristen Schaal and Ursula Parker.
  • Provincetown honour for Cronenberg

    The Canadian auteur will collect the Filmmaker On The Edge Award at this year’s 16th annual festival on Cape Cod.
  • Remstar hears The Voices

    The distributor has acquired Canadian rights to  Marjane Satrapi’s recent Sundance world premiere.
  • Ribbit hops around the world

    EXCLUSIVE: United Studios’ records sales with multiple territories on the 3D animation.
  • Richie Jen brings Love to Filmart

    EXCLUSIVE: Taiwanese star Richie Jen has attended Filmart to promote his directorial debut, All You Need Is Love, in which he stars with Shu Qi.
  • Rio 2

    Dir: Carlos Saldanha. US. 2014. 101mins
  • Ritzy staff to ballot on strike action

    Ken Loach calls decision not to pay staff London Living Wage “shocking” and “hypocritical”.
  • RiverRun unveils honourees, jurors

    Chicago-based Kartemquin Films will receive the North Carolina festival’s Master Of Cinema award.
  • Sabotage

    Dir: David Ayer. US. 2014. 109mins
  • Screen Australia backs Armfield, Davis

    Candy director Neil Armfield will adapt gay memoir Holding The Man, one of five projects backed in Screen Australia’s latest funding round.
  • Screen, NYAFF team on award

    Inaugural award to be presented at the upcoming NYAFF, running June 27-July 14.
  • Secret Cinema's Grand ambitions

    Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel was brought to life with huge success by Secret Cinema. Ian Sandwell looks at how the event came together and the reasons for its popularity.
  • Shade VFX expands to NYC

    In a move that bucks the gloomy trend prevalent in the US-based effects industry, CEO Bryan Godwin has announced (25) that Shade will open a facility in New York.
  • Silver, Rock back Khmer Rouge drama

    English-language noir thriller is currently in pre-production.
  • Singapore festival reveals 2014 dates

    Umbrella event encompasses the revamped Singapore International Film Festival.
  • Sky Atlantic to air Gomorrah

    EXCLUSIVE: Sky Atlantic picks up first foreign-language series, TWC working on English-language TV version.
  • Soul Boys Of The Western World

    Dir: George Hencken. UK. 2014. 102mins
  • Speed stays top on int’l $29.2m

    UPDATED MARCH 24: DreamWorks’ Need For Speed grossed a further $29.2m from 55 territories in the second weekend to boost the running total to $96.1m.
  • Summit swoops on Dork Diaries

    Summit Entertainment has picked up all rights to Rachel Renée Russell’s bestseller series and is in negotiations to reunite with producer Karen Rosenfelt of Sunswept Entertainment.
  • Sundance London unveils 2014 line-up

    Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler, comedian David Cross and Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker among those set to attend the festival.
  • Telefilm Vietnam unveils schedule

    Representatives are at Filmart to talk about their upcoming second edition.
  • TFI Interactive schedule announced

    Top brass at the Tribeca Film Institute have announced (27) the line-up for the third annual TFI Interactive (TFIi) event to take place on April 26 during Tribeca Innovation Week at the Tribeca Film Festival.
  • The Huntresses

    Dir: Park Jae-hyun. South Korea. 2014. 107mins
  • Thessaloniki doc fest unveils winners

    Four Letters Apart [pictured] and Becoming an Actor among winners.
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    16th edition of the festival ran March 14-23.
  • Third Window to sell Be My Baby

    UK’s Third Window Films has launched sales at Filmart on Japanese film Be My Baby, set to make its international premiere at the Hong Kong International Film Festival next week.
  • Three Charmed Lives

    Dirs: Chang Chen, Jung Woo-sung, Francis Ng. Taiwan. 2014. 83mins
  • Toronto to focus on Korean cinema

    EXCLUSIVE: Last time TIFF showcased Korean cinema was in 2002.
  • Transcendence locks day-and-date China release

    China’s DMG Entertainment has announced that Wally Pfister’s Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp, will be released in China day-and-date with the US on April 18.
  • Tribeca adds two to festival

    Alex Gibney’s work-in-progress Untitled James Brown Documentary and the world premiere of Björk: Biophilia Live will screen.
  • Two Faces, Alex bookend SFIFF

    The North American premiere of Hossein Amini’s The Two Faces Of January will open and Chris Messina’s directorial debut Alex of Venice will close the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival.
  • UK's Amadeus join Russia's Filmart stand

    UK sales agent Amadeus Entertainment has joined the Russian Cinema umbrella stand at Hong Kong’s Filmart, which begins today (March 24).
  • Under The Skin: at any cost

    13 years, £8m+ and an unenviable email to Brad Pitt. Andreas Wiseman talks to the creatives and financiers behind the remarkable journey of Under the Skin.
  • Universe unveils Benny Chan duo

    Universe Films Distribution is to unveil four new projects at Filmart, including an as-yet-untitled action film from Benny Chan and Adrian Kwan’s drama Little Big Master, which Chan will produce.
  • Warners, Fox roll out big guns

    The last two of the US majors to present their slate to attendees brought suitable star-power and razzmatazz to the final day of CinemaCon in Las Vegas (27).
  • Winter Soldier rules on $75m

    UPDATED MARCH 31: Captain America: The Winter Soldier smashed its way to the top of the international box office thanks to a confirmed $75m haul through Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International. Meanwhile Paramount’s Noah was in exceptional form.
  • Wong Kar Wai remembers missing stuntman

    Wong Kar Wai made a heartfelt plea to the Malaysian government to shed more light on the fate of missing Malaysian plane MH370 at the close of the Asian Film Awards on Thursday night, revealing that the The Grandmaster’s stuntman Ju Kun was travelling on the flight.
  • Worldview Ent backs Strangerland

    Outback Australian film stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving.
  • XYZ Films hires James Marsh

    EXCLUSIVE: The company announced at Filmart (26) that it has brought on Asian-based acquisitions executive James Marsh.
  • Yellow Brick casts up on Sugar Mountain

    Melora Walters, Anna Hutchison and John Karna have joined the cast of Yellow Brick Films’ Sugar Mountain, currently in production.
  • Zurich 2014 to spotlight India

    India named guest country for 10th Zurich Film Festival