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May 9 2014

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  • Takashi Murakami, Jellyfish Eyes

    Renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami talks to Emmanuelle Charlier about his feature directorial debut, a two-part tale about a fatherless youngster in a post-Fukushima world who relocates with this mother to the countryside where he discovers a strange creature.
  • Alfama hires former Le Pacte exec

    Cannes slate includes Michael Sturminger’s Casanova Variations.
  • Andrea Arnold readies American Honey

    Summer shoot for Arnold’s first film in US, Protagonist to sell in Cannes
  • Bad Neighbours leads UK buzz

    Universal’s comedy set to knock The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the top spot.
  • Bad Neighbours tops UK chart

    Universal’s comedy scores mighty $14.2m (£8.42m) debut, including previews; StudioCanal’s The Wind Rises posts second-best UK bow for Studio Ghibli.
  • BBC Films to adapt Alan Bennett’s The Lady In The Van

    New feature, starring Maggie Smith, will reunite the team behind The History Boys. BBC Films to also produce crime drama City of Tiny Lights starring Riz Ahmed.
  • BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten steps down

    BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten is to stand down with immediate effect after undergoing heart surgery.
  • Bennett Miller, Foxcatcher

    “It’s the kind of film that’s very funny until it’s not funny,” says Bennett Miller of his US competition entry Foxcatcher, backed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and Columbia Pictures.
  • Beta boards Jim Broadbent drama

    EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema will handle international sales on German director Isabelle Stevers’ grotesque drama Cooking Cats, which began shooting in Cologne last week.
  • BFI Film Fund pre-Cannes lunch

    Directors Mike Leigh and Ben Wheatley were joined by actors including Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall and Imelda Staunton at the UK industry event ahead of the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Breakthrough acquires Joker Films

    Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment has acquired independent film sales, packaging and production company Joker Films and named founder Tim J Brown evp of feature films. 
  • Bruce LaBruce readies Twincest

    On the back of Gerontophilia, Canadian enfant terrible Bruce LaBruce has begun writing his follow-up, Twincest (working title).
  • Cannes 2014: Cannes Classics

    The Cannes Classics line-up at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
  • Cannes 2014: Critics' Week

    The full line-up of films in Critics’ Week competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes 2014: Directors' Fortnight

    World premieres in Directors’ Fortnight at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.
  • Cannes 2014: In Competition

    The full line-up of films In Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes 2014: Midnight Screenings, Special Screenings

    The Midnight Screenings line-up at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts. Special Screenings line-up also included.
  • Cannes 2014: Out of Competition

    The films Out of Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • Cannes 2014: Un Certain Regard

    The world premieres in Un Certain Regard at the 67th Cannes Film Festival with details on each title including sales contacts.
  • CANNES: 108 takes Insect King

    108 Media has picked up world sales on the feel-good drama starring Melissa George.
  • Cardinal XD lines up Viking Wars

    Michael Hurst will direct The Viking Wars for Cardinal XD’s Cannes market roster, chief content officer Jeff Goldman announced.
  • Christopher Walken joins Family Fang

    QED International handles sales in Cannes on Jason Bateman’s feature directorial follow-up to Bad Words as the producer roster swells to accommodate Red Crown.
  • Cinedigm picks up Bunyan And Babe

    The distributor has acquired North American rights to Exodus Film Group and Toonz Entertainment’s film featuring the voice talent of John Goodman, Kelsey Grammer and Jeff Foxworthy.
  • Circus Road conjurs up Houdini

    EXCLUSIVE: William Dear will direct the family film from a screenplay by Marty Colasuonno and Julian Ericsonn.
  • Classmate, Hypnotist top China box office

    CHINA BOX OFFICE: Frant Gwo’s romantic drama My Old Classmate held onto pole position at the Chinese box office last week with a futher haul of $34.63m, while opener The Great Hypnotist came in second with $22.28m.
  • Comedy on Films Boutique's Cannes slate

    EXCLUSIVE: Comedies dominate Films Boutique’s line-up of market premieres at next week’s Marché du Film in Cannes.
  • Content’s Speeds moves ahead

    Leif Tilden’s Life At These Speeds starring Douglas Booth, Billy Crudup, AnnaSophia Robb and Sam Rockwell will start production in autumn and Content will introduce to Cannes buyers.
  • D Films bites into Cake

    The distributor has acquired long-term Canadian rights in all media to the upcoming Jennifer Aniston drama.
  • David Cross: Hits maker

    The US comedian and writer discusses Hits, his directorial debut about celebrity and the YouTube generation.
  • David Reckziegel to leave eOne

    The president of North American Films will depart effective May 31 to launch a media finance venture.
  • Derek Yee’s Sword Master set for battle

    Hong Kong-based Distribution Workshop is launching two titles directed by Derek Yee at the upcoming Cannes marche; 3D martial arts action title Sword Master and drama I Am Somebody.
  • Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez board Maine

    Dianne Wiest and Rosie Perez have joined David Oyelowo in the upcoming Five Nights In Maine. CAA represents US sales.
  • DisruptiveLA takes Cameron doc

    Marketing and distribution company DisruptiveLA has picked up US rights to James Cameron’s Deep Sea Challenge 3D directed by John Bruno, Andrew Wight and Ray Quint. The film will open in theatres on August 8.
  • Distribution: Kino takes Finding Fela

    Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Alex Gibney’s documentary Finding Fela following its Sundance world premiere in January.
  • Doc & Film taps Silvered Water

    EXCLUSIVE: Documentary captures life in besieged Syrian city of Homs through work of rebel female video reporter.
  • Dolan’s Mommy sparks sales

    EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Dolan’s competition entry has triggered a wave of preemptive business in the run-up to its world premiere on the Croisette.
  • Double Dutch fires up Oliver, Stoned

    EXCLUSIVE: Double Dutch International will commence sales in Cannes on the comedy Oliver, Stoned.
  • Double Dutch run with 4 Minute Mile

    Double Dutch International will commence sales in Cannes on the drama 4 Minute Mile.
  • East End fest unveils line-up

    World premiere of Dermaphoria, starring The Vampire Diaries’ Joseph Morgan and Ron Perlman, to open 13th edition of the London festival.
  • Edinburgh launches Teen Spirit strand

    New section is aimed at engaging young audiences and programmed by a teenage team.
  • Edward Walson, producer

    When he’s not being president and owner of New Jersey-based cable company Service Electric Broadband Cable TV, Edward Walson, son of cable pioneer John Walson Sr, produces and finances films like Blue Jasmine through his Sunrider Productions.
  • Elisabeth Moss boards 'Monsters'

    EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men star to lead horror from American Hustle producer Richard Suckle; Embankment to sell.
  • Emptying The Skies sells for Submarine

    Submarine has sold all US rights excluding TV to Douglas Kass’ documentary Emptying The Skies to Music Box Films and has licensed Canadian rights to Films We Like. 
  • eOne takes intl rights to Trumbo

    Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston to star as the blacklisted screenwriter; Helen Mirren to play legendary gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.
  • Evzen Kolar and Deborah Kolar, Never Walk Alone

    LA-based Czech producer Evzen Kolar and his wife, marketing strategist Deborah Kolar, who grew up in Ireland, had been looking for an opportunity to work together ever since they produced The Boys & Girl From County Clare in 2003. Then Never Walk Alone came along.
  • Film4 unveils diverse Cannes slate

    Upcoming features starring Michael Fassbender and Jude Law will be taken to market alongside a wave of titles that include first time filmmakers, documentaries and shorts.
  • FilmNation boards thriller Room

    Busy FilmNation has boosted its Cannes slate with a pair of films starring Brie Larson, riding high on a Gotham Award win for her lead role in Short Term 12.
  • Films Distribution gets Housebound

    Films Distribution has picked up international sales on horror comedy Housebound, which premiered to critical acclaim at SXSW this year.
  • Films Distribution takes Magical Girl

    Second film from one of Spain’s hottest up and coming filmmakers. 
  • Fortissimo entranced by Great Hypnotist

    Fortissimo Films has struck a deal with China’s Wanda Media to handle worldwide sales (excluding HK, Taiwan, SE-Asia) on current box office hit The Great Hypnotist.
  • Fortissimo mines Black Coal sales

    Berlinale Golden Bear winner picked up by territories throughout Europe.
  • Fortissimo takes Last Summer, Atlantic

    Fortissimo Films has added two Last Summer from Italy and Atlantic from the Netherlands to its Cannes slate.
  • Frank Langella joins Driftless Area

    Frank Langella has joined Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel on the Unified Pictures and Bron Studios romance The Driftless Area, which Radiant Films International is selling in Cannes.
  • Gloucester Place completes $20m of financing

    UK film finance outfit has backed 19 productions in the last 12 months.
  • Godzilla

    Dir: Gareth Edwards. US. 2014. 123mins
  • Godzilla stomps into London

    Gareth Edwards’ epic held its European premiere last night [May 11] in Leicester Square.
  • Gong Li to head Shanghai jury

    Chinese actress Gong Li will serve as jury president for this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF), which will take place June 14-22.
  • Green Prince sells for Global Screen

    Nadav Schirman’s documentary [pictured] sells to Germany, Poland, Taiwan and Israel.
  • Haim Saban enters distribution

    The media magnate has launched Saban Films and brought on Bill Bromiley as president.
  • HanWay Select seals 20,000 deals

    EXCLUSIVE: HanWay finalises raft of deals on acclaimed Nick Cave doc.
  • Hemsworth joins Winslet on Dressmaker

    EXCLUSIVE: Isla Fisher, Elizabeth Debicki also board drama readying for October shoot.
  • History Of Fear triumphs at SFIFF

    Benjamín Naishtat’s History Of Fear (pictured) won the New Directors Prize and a $10,000 cash prize as the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival came to a close (7).
  • History Of Fear wins at Jeonju

    Benjamin Naishtat’s debut feature picked up the Grand Prize at the festival in South Korea.
  • HPI brings Skin Trade to Cannes

    EXCLUSIVE: Hyde Park International (HPI) president Eric Christenson will commence sales in Cannes on the Dolph Lundgren and Tony Jaa revenge thriller.
  • IFC Midnight takes Premature

    Dan Beers’ filmed premiered at SXSW and stars John Karna, n, Craig Roberts and Alan Tudyk. FilmNation handles international sales.
  • Incentives aren't everything

    Governments need to focus on developing film-making infrastructure alongside fiscal incentives.
  • Industry failing women directors

    Directors UK (DUK) is challenging broadcasters and producers to ensure that 30% of all shows are directed by women by 2017, after a major study found significant inequality in key genres, from crime drama to panel shows.
  • Industry moves: Legendary, Sundance Selects

    Legendary Entertainment has announced three promotions, while separately Steven Cardwell has joined Sundance Selects/IFC Films.
  • Inside Pictures unveils 2014 participants

    Leading film industry skills development programme announces 25-strong participants list.
  • Iron Sky campaign surpasses target

    Open call for investors for Iron Sky Universe raises over 300% of initial minimum goal in under 24 hours.
  • Iron Sky Universe seeking shareholders

    Company behind high-concept genre franchise are raising equity crowdfunding via Finland’s Invesdor.
  • Ischia to honour Mark Webb

    Riding high on the $370m global performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the director will share the Ischia Global Film & Fashion Fest’s Best Director of the Year Award with Paolo Virzi.
  • It Follows sells for Visit Films

    EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based Visit Films has closed two key deals on David Robert Mitchell’s second feature ahead of its world premiere in Critics’ Week.
  • Jeonju Project unveils market winners

    The 6th Jeonju Project Market (JPM) has announced award winners with Park Jong-keun’s Baby Rose taking the Grand Prize for Feature Film Pitching in the Jeonju Project Promotion (JPP).
  • Jersey Boys to close LAFF 2014

    The 20th annual Los Angeles Film Festival presented by Film Independent will close with Clint Eastwood’s stage musical adaptation.
  • Joe Berlinger to direct Facing The Wind

    Fabrication Films will introduce buyers in Cannes to the documentarian’s true-crime saga to star Vera Farmiga, Evan Rachel Wood and Alessandro Nivola.
  • John Boorman, Queen and Country

    Geoffrey Macnab speaks to the English film-maker about the sequel to his autobiographical feature Hope and Glory.
  • John Krasinski to direct The Hollars

    John Krasinski will direct and star in The Hollars for Sycamore Pictures alongside Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins and Margo Martindale. Panorama will commence international sales on the Croisette.
  • Kano names NYAFF centrepiece

    The North American premiere of Umin Boya’s Kano has been selected as the Centerpiece selection for this year’s New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), set to run from June 27–July 14.
  • Kiefer Sutherland talks ’24’ movie

    The star said that a film is on hold and this latest season will “bring a sense of closure to the show”.
  • Latin American docs triumph in Nyon

    Documentaries from Latin America were the big winners at this year’s Visions du Réel (April 25-May 3) in Switzerland’s Nyon.
  • Laura Kim joins Participant Media

    The marketing and publicity veteran will assume her new role of svp of film marketing and reports to evp of documentary films Diane Weyerman and evp of narrative films Jonathan King.
  • Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return

    Dir: Daniel St. Pierre, Will Finn. US. 2014. 92mins
  • Leigh Whannell to direct Insidious 3

    Focus Features, eOne, Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Blumhouse Productions announced (7) that the franchise co-creator is back to write and direct the third episode.
  • Lena Headey joins Clive Barker horror

    Lena Headey will play the title role in Seraphim Films’ Clive Barker’s Jacqueline Ess.
  • Les Films du Losange takes Wang's Fantasia

    EXCLUSIVE: Wang Chao’s feature to premiere in Un Certain Regard.
  • Liam Neeson joins Bayona fantasy

    EXCLUSIVE: The star joins Felicity Jones on J A Bayona’s A Monster Calls, which Patrick Wachsberger and his Lionsgate International team will introduce on the Croisette.
  • Life in a Day star gets own film

    South Korean star of Life in a Day to get his own feature length documentary.
  • Lightning acquires Ask Me Anything

    The Beverly Hills-based company has bulked up its Cannes slate with the thriller starring Britt Robertson, one of the leads in Disney’s upcoming sci-fi Tomorrowland.
  • Lightning strikes on The Pack

    Lightning Entertainment has come on as financing and production partner on Nick Robertson’s Australia horror The Pack and will introduce in Cannes.
  • Linney joins McKellen on Sherlock film

    Laura Linney will reunite with Bill Condon and join Ian McKellen on Sherlock Holmes tale A Slight Trick Of The Mind. FilmNation handles international sales.
  • Lionsgate confirms The Last Face

    Another Cannes title has come together as Lionsgate International confirmed (6) that it will commence sales in Cannes on River Road’s romance The Last Face.
  • Lionsgate, Nordisk extend pact

    Lionsgate has expanded its output deal with the Scandinavian partner on the back of Divergent’s $250m global success.
  • Lionsgate, Saban team for Power Rangers

    The studio has struck a deal with Haim Saban’s Saban Brands to produce a live-action version of the iconic property.
  • Louisiana FF to screen Venus In Fur

    Venus In Fur and God’s Pocket are among the line-up at the 2014 Louisiana International Film Festival and Mentorship Program, set to run from May 8-11.
  • Mark Boal launches Page 1

    The Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Hurt Locker and Kathryn Bigelow collaborator is backed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures.
  • Match

    Dir/scr: Stephen Belber. US. 2014. 91mins
  • Match Factory unveils Cannes slate

    EXCLUSIVE: Leading art house sales outfit The Match Factory has revealed details of its packed Cannes slate.
  • Matt Walsh joins 6 Miranda Drive

    The actor, famous for a recurring role as the Vice President’s press secretary in TV hit Veep, has joined Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell in the Blumhouse thriller.
  • Max Steel sells for Dolphin, IM Global

    Dolphin Films International and IM Global have announced sales for Max Steel, the live-action feature based on Mattel’s superhero property that launched at the EFM in Berlin.
  • Medient, Tarantella eye Asian markets

    Medient Studios and Tarantella Pictures have announced a joint venture to create and distribute content for China and Far East-Asian markets.
  • Memento takes Winter Sleep, Refugiado

    Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Competition title.
  • Million Dollar Arm

    Dir: Craig Gillespie. US. 2014. 124mins
  • MK2 sells Clouds of Sils Maria

    EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or contender starring Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart and Chloë Grace Moretz sells to 20 territories.
  • Mom's Night Out

    Dirs: Jon Erwin, Andrew Erwin. US. 2014. 99mins
  • Mongrel Media takes Boyhood

    Richard Linklater’s groundbreaking film shot over a 12-year period will open in Canada via platform release on July 18.
  • Monica Bellucci joins Ville-Marie

    EXCLUSIVE: The Italian siren’s involvement gives Guy Édoin’s story of four intertwined lives a timely boost as the filmmaker prepares to take part in the Cannes networking programme L’Atelier.
  • Moviefone to cover TV content

    AOL and Whalerock Industries announced that the website and app will now allow consumers to find a particular episode of a specific season of a TV series, regardless of the platform.
  • National Theatre takes London Road

    Theatre’s first film investment is controversial musical about Ipswich murders starring Tom Hardy and Olivia Colman.
  • Nazi hunter book gets film deal

    EXCLUSIVE: Sir Ronald Harwood, writer of Oscar-winner The Pianist, in talks to script film for The Ink Factory.
  • NBR sets 2014-15 awards dates

    The National Board Of Review will reveal its winners in December ahead of the January 2015 awards gala.
  • Nicholas Stoller, Neighbors

    Nicholas Stoller is the director of such films as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement and Get Him To The Greek, which he also co-wrote. He is also the screenwriter of Fun With Dick And Jane, Yes Man and this year’s Muppets Most Wanted.
  • Occupant’s The Woods starts shoot

    Joseph Mawle (pictured) and Bojana Novakovic star in the horror tale that has begun production in Ireland. Altitude Films Sales will introduce the project in Cannes.
  • Open Road acquires The Gunman

    Open Road has taken a major independent production off the table, acquiring US rights to StudioCanal’s action thriller by Pierre Morel starring Sean Penn.
  • Picturehouse to stream D-Day event

    UK cinemas to broadcast live BBC Radio 2 event for the first time to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, during which Patrick Stewart will play Sir Winston Churchill.
  • Prometheus actor hits Indiegogo

    Sean Harris, currently filming on Macbeth, sets up short film ‘White’ through Indiegogo.
  • RealD extend Italy deal

    Agreement will see an additional 40 RealD 3D Cinema Systems installed at leading theatrical exhibitor The Space Cinema.
  • Regret! wins Young EFA award

    Young juries in 17 European cities select Dutch film by Dave Schram.
  • Ron Gell joins Pure Flix

    Riding high on the $55m success of God’s Not Dead, Pure Flix Entertainment has hired the industry veteran to head its international division in the run-up to Cannes.
  • Ron Perlman launches Wing

    Seeking to create “a haven for the artists that I love and admire”, the actor has launched production company and film fund Wing And A Prayer Pictures and will attend Cannes to introduce the venture.
  • Ronald Reagan biopic set for Cannes

    Manifest Films to handle international sales on biopic, which has previously secured a US release.
  • Roven promotes trio at Atlas

    Atlas Entertainment founder Charles Roven has announced a slew of promotions at the company.
  • Russia sets two stands at Cannes

    Roskino and Russian Cinema Fund to make presentations.
  • Sarsgaard, Millepied join ballet comedy

    EXCLUSIVE: Embankment boards ballet comedy also starring Vera Farmiga.
  • Shear, Rowland launch Shear Tonic

    EXCLUSIVE: Alternative distribution outfit is a joint venture between David Shear and Deborah Rowland.
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest line-up unveiled

    Martin Scorsese’s documentary about The New York Review of Books to receive its world premiere at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
  • Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

    The sibling film-making duo talk to Sarah Cooper about the third film in their trilogy, which screens in Directors’ Fortnight.
  • Sicario heads to Cannes

    Lionsgate International is breathing fire into the market and has unveiled its second major sales title in the form of the Thunder Road Pictures and Black Label Media action thriller.
  • Sierra to produce Highsmith thriller

    Patrick Wilson, Jessica Biel, Imogen Poots and Toby Jones have joined the cast of the Untitled Patricia Highsmith film that Sierra/Affinity will take to Cannes. CAA represents US rights.
  • SND boards A Perfect Man

    EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based SND is reuniting with Yves Saint Laurent producer Wassim Béji and star Pierre Niney on Yann Gozlan’s psychological thriller A Perfect Man, about a writer who rips off a dead soldier’s diary as his own work.
  • Sony dates TriStar Productions duo

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has scheduled the first two films from Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions for 2015 release.
  • Sony snaps up The Lobster

    EXCLUSIVE: SPWA secures key markets on Yorgos Lanthimos love story. First image from the film here…
  • Spider-Man 2 records UK hat-trick

    Sony’s sequel retains top spot for third straight week with $3.4m (£1.98m); Universal’s Bad Neighbours previews strongly; eOne’s Pompeii is the week’s highest new entry.
  • Spider-Man 2 rules US on $92m

    As expected, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dominated the domestic session thanks to an estimated $92m haul that established itself as the second biggest launch of the year-to-date behind Captain America 2.
  • Spidey 2 spins $117m int'l web

    UPDATED MAY 5: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 kept the international box office ensnared in its web as a confirmed $116.8m through Sony Pictures Releasing International boosted the tally after three sessions to $277.5m.
  • StudioCanal readies Elba, Fiennes films

    StudioCanal drops A-List titles on market; slate includes Bastille Day, starring Idris Elba [pictured].
  • StudioCanal, Nordisk go to War

    Film will reunite writer-director Tobias Lindholm with actor Pilou Asbæk for the third time; StudioCanal will start selling the film in Cannes.
  • Synchronicity to sell Nightlight

    EXCLUSIVE: Synchronicity Entertainment president of international distribution Ruzanna Kegeyan, who heads The Solution Entertainment Group division, will kick off talks with Cannes buyers on the supernatural thriller.
  • Telefilm Canada unveils Perspective Canada

    The ninth annual promotional showcase runs during the Cannes market and features competition entries from David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan and Xavier Dolan.
  • The Exchange enters The Houses

    Brian O’Shea has closed a deal to start international sales in Cannes on found footage story The Houses October Built from Paranormal Activity and Insidious producer Steven Schneider.
  • The Exchange rides Tank

    EXCLUSIVE: CEO Brian O’Shea has struck a deal to handle international sales in Cannes on producer Steven Schneider’s horror film, which Open Road will distribute in the US.
  • The Exchange sparks to Electric Sky

    CEO Brian O’Shea has added 3D documentary Under The Electric Sky to his Croisette war chest and will start talks with buyers next week.
  • The Fatal Encounter

    Dir: Lee Jae-kyu. South Korea. 2014. 135mins
  • The Target

    Dir: Chang. South Korea. 2014. 98mins
  • Thompson joins Redford in 'Woods'

    The star will appears alongside previously announced Robert Redford and Nick Nolte and new cast members Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal. Ken Kwapis has come on to direct. IM Global handles international sales in Cannes.
  • TWC acquires 'Sunshine Girl'

    Weinstein Books and The Weinstein Company have acquired the film and publishing rights ton adapted from the hit YouTube web series of the same name.
  • TWC, Worldview sign partnership

    The parties have ended months of speculation and announced (May 7) a strategic partnership that will see TWC provide at least four distribution slots a year over five years and Worldview offer the Weinsteins film financing support.
  • Udo Kier joins Johnny Walker

    Kris De Meester’s adaptation of Dostoevsky’s novel Notes From the Underground is currently in post-production.
  • Umedia boards Hoult war film

    Toby Kebbell joins Mark Gordon’s Sand Castle, which heads to Cannes before planned October shoot
  • Voltage jives to Breaking Through

    EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures has added another title to its Cannes war chest, taking international rights to the coming-of-age dance film Breaking Through. Paradigm represents North America.
  • Voltage takes Prisoner Of War

    Nicolas Chartier and his team are Cannes-bound with the sci-fi thriller that music video and television director Joe Miale will direct.
  • White Settlers to land in Cannes

    Simeon Hailligan’s thriller [pictured], starring Pollyanna McIntosh and Lee Williams, on Metrodome International’s Cannes slate.
  • Wide takes on The Bitch

    Cannes slate includes trio of classics as well as slew of new films, including pictures from Arto Halonen and Tala Hadid.
  • Wild Bunch boards Little Prince

    EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales powerhouse heads to Cannes with American director Mark Osborne’s anticipated feature-length animation The Little Prince, as well as Strangerland, Gentlemen and Red Army.
  • Wild Bunch unveils Cannes slate

    EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch to launch new films from Verhoeven, Noé, Kechiche as well as Spring Breakers 2, Maniac Cop remake and market premiere Welcome to New York.
  • Wildseed joins Shortcuts to Hell

    Nationwide short film competition announces second year; Horror Channel, FrightFest and Movie Mogul teaming up with new partner Wildseed Studios.
  • Witherspoon, Vergara in MGM, New Line caper

    The studios will partner on the upcoming Untitled Reese Witherspoon/Sofia Vergara Comedy.
  • WTFilms launches doc strand

    New non-fiction slate from the genre specialist also features Korea by Yann Moix and Why Horror?.