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Samba

Samba to close San Sebastian

22-Aug-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Intouchables directors follow-up drama stars Omar Sy, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Tahar Rahim

Zac Efron

StudioCanal readies Toronto slate

21-Aug-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

French powerhouse’s slate includes Zac Efron, Ralph Fiennes and Tom Hardy projects.

Cut Bank

A24, DIRECTV swoop on Cut Bank

21-Aug-2014 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The edgy distributor has struck a deal with the producers in conjunction with eOne Films International to take Matt Shakman’s contemporary thriller off the table heading into Toronto.

Fast and Furious 6

UK pirate gets 33-month sentence

21-Aug-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Sentence passed on a man who recorded Fast and Furious 6 at a UK cinema and sold copies to the public.

Boyhood

Paramount takes select home ent on Boyhood

21-Aug-2014 | By

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) has acquired select US home entertainment rights to the acclaimed film.

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Taiwan piracy research launch

Films pirated by 73% of Taiwanese

21-Aug-2014

A study from research consultancy Sycamore Research and Marketing has found that 73% of Taiwanese netizens admit they pirate movies and music, although 81% agree that piracy is wrong.

The Inbetweeners Movie 2

Inbetweeners 2 tops social buzz

15-Aug-2014

Comedy sequel trounces action sequel on social networks in the UK.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute names New Frontier co-heads

Sundance Institute executives have named Shari Frilot and Kamal Sinclair co-directors of New Frontier in a bid to deepen the organisation’s commitment to the programme.

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Dragon 2 bids to retain title

DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 finished top of the pile last session thanks to a sterling debut in China that delivered a little over $26m.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Dragon 2 flies at China box office

CHINA BOX OFFICE: DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon 2 topped the Chinese box office for the week August 11-17, grossing $26.32m over a four-day weekend, while Pompeii opened in third position with $6.68m over three days.

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