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Norm of the North

Signature launches new label; plans first wide theatrical release

1-Dec-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK distributor sets animation Norm Of The North as first wide theatrical release.

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Unifrance reports “alarming state” of UK market for French films

1-Dec-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Fewer French films making it onto UK screens, says Unifrance-CNC report.

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SBIFF to honour Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan

1-Dec-2015 | By

The lead actress awards contenders will each receive the 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s (SBIFF) 2016 Outstanding Performers Of The Year award on February 8.


'Spotlight' in Gothams triumph

1-Dec-2015 | By

Tom McCarthy’s ensemble drama further bolstered its awards season credentials by claiming best feature and screenplay honours at the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on Monday.

Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes “frustrated” over time pressures on 'Spectre'

1-Dec-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director of latest James Bond movie talks about the pressure of meeting studio demands.

PSIFF announces Awards Buzz section

1-Dec-2015 | By

Top brass at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will screen 40 out of the 81 foreign-language Oscar submissions including frontrunner Son Of Saul from Hungary (pictured), France’s Mustang and The Clan from Argentina.

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Ridley Scott disappointed not to direct 'Blade Runner' sequel

1-Dec-2015 | By Tom Grater

The director’s commitment to Alien: Covenant means Denis Villeneuve will direct the long-awaited sequel.


US Briefs: Zag, 1492 line up '12/24'

1-Dec-2015 | By

Plus: Telefilm Canada announces 12 CFFF productions; and Arielle Boisvert on the rise at Brightlight Entertainment

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sets China release date

1-Dec-2015 | By Tom Grater

The forthcoming entry in the Star Wars franchise readies January release in China.

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China: 'The Martian' tops 'Gravity', 'Interstellar' openings on $50m

1-Dec-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Fox’s The Martian landed in pole position at the China box office with an impressive $48.95m in its first five days.

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Star Wars, Bond boost Pinewood profits

1-Dec-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pinewood Studios’ latest interim six-month results (for the six months to 30 Sept) were boosted by Star Wars: The Force Awakens and James Bond film Spectre.

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FilmSharks, Daniel Burman team on 'El Rey Del Once'

1-Dec-2015 | By

FilmSharks heads into Ventana Sur with a couple of key deals under its belt on the Argentinian director’s upcoming dramatic comedy El Rey del Once (The Tenth Man).

Chemical Cut

Slamdance unveils 2016 roster

30-Nov-2015 | By

Festival top brass announced on Monday the 12 Narrative and eight Documentary Feature Film Competition films in 22nd edition, set to run in Park City from January 22-28, 2016.

Reese Witherspoon

Bold Films developing Barbie origins story

30-Nov-2015 | By

The Los Angeles production company announced on Monday it has acquired Robin Gerber’s Barbie And Ruth: The Story Of The World’s Most Famous Doll And The Woman Who Created Her.

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eOne UK's Alex Hamilton talks challenges for 'underdog' films

30-Nov-2015 | By Matt Mueller

eOne Films UK managing director to speak at Screen Film Summit next week.

The Marriage of Reason and Squalor

Starline to sell Chapman Brothers feature

30-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Rhys Ifans and Sophie Kennedy Clark gets international sales deal.

Deepa Mehta

Toronto Film Critics to honour Deepa Mehta

30-Nov-2015 | By

The Toronto Film Critics Association has selected the director of Water to receive its Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award.

Stormzy Brotherhood

Noel Clarke’s 'Brotherhood' adds cast as shoot begins

30-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Noel Clarke, Arnold Oceng, Ashley Thomas, grime MC Stormzy among cast.

Warren Brown

'Cargo' shoot underway in Bahamas for Best Ever Film

30-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

Bahamian production company Best Ever Film has announced Warren Brown of drama series Luther has signed to star in Kareem J Mortimer’s Bahamian film Cargo, which has begun shooting in Nassau.

Lorraine Sullivan

Frank Spotnitz’s Big Light Productions hires Lorraine Sullivan

30-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Former Canal+ exec joins the company with a remit to develop European film and TV projects.

Gods of Egypt

Lionsgate, Proyas issue 'Gods Of Egypt' diversity apology

30-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Studio, director apologise over lack of diversity in Gods Of Egypt cast.

Michael Ballhaus

Berlin: 'Goodfellas' cinematographer Michael Ballhaus to get Golden Bear

30-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Festival will feature 10 films from the German cinematographer in February.


'Tharlo' wins top prize at Tokyo Filmex

30-Nov-2015 | By

Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s Tharlo was awarded both the Grand Prize and the student jury prize at this year’s Tokyo Filmex, which wrapped on Sunday night (Nov 29).

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' retains UK lead

30-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s The Good Dinosaur is the week’s highest new entry with $4.4m (£2.9m) from 513 sites.

Film London Microwave

Film London Microwave reveals 2015 shortlist

30-Nov-2015 | By Violet Acevedo

The low-budget production scheme has selected 12 projects and exceeded diversity target.

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‘Spanish Affair 2’ fights off 'Hunger Games' in Spain

30-Nov-2015 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Spanish comedy smash has grossed $16.9m (€16m) after two weekends.

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'Mockingjay 2' hits $442m global

29-Nov-2015 | By

NOV 30 UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 resisted a dazzling Chinese debut from The Martian to hold on to pole position in the international arena thanks to an estimated $63.1m weekend haul.

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'Mockingjay 2' tops Thanksgiving weekend on $52m

29-Nov-2015 | By

NOV 30 UPDATE: The Hunger Games finale held on to its number one berth over the North American holiday weekend to ensure that a Lionsgate or Lionsgate-Summit film has held the spot over the same period for the past five years.

Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott confirms 'Alien: Covenant' details

27-Nov-2015 | By Fiona Williams

Michael Fassbender to play two roles in upcoming sci-fi, Australian government to build on incentives.

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Picturehouse, Film4, Channel 4, MUBI join Screen Film Summit

27-Nov-2015 | By Screen staff

Channel 4, Film4, Picturehouse and MUBI are among the latest big names to join the line-up of this year’s Screen Film Summit, which will be held at London’s Picturehouse Central on Dec 10.

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'Son of Saul' director scores grant for second feature

27-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

TorinoFilmLab awards more than $460,000 to several upcoming projects.

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'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' tracking to be biggest film ever at UK cinemas

27-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Experts predict Disney-Lucasfilm epic to reach $166m (£110m), surpassing Skyfall’s record.

Better Call Saul

Berlin 2016: TV strand to extend across festival

27-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The television drama strand will again showcase premium titles at next year’s Berlinale, extending from two days to being spread across the festival.

Grimur Hakonarson

'Rams' director plots next film

26-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: As Rams heats up on the festival and awards circuit, Iceland’s Grimur Hákonarson tells Screen about his next feature, The County.

Don Juan

CAT&Docs picks up IDFA winner 'Don Juan'

26-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Jerzy Sladkowski’s documentary centres on an autistic man whose mother attempts to make him ‘normal’.

The Staircase

IDFA: Lestrade launches 'The Staircase III'

26-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Oscar-winning French director to revisit infamous case of Tennessee novelist accused of murdering wife.

Don Juan

'Don Juan', 'Ukrainian Sheriffs' win at IDFA

26-Nov-2015 | By

Festival also confirms Michael Moore set to compile next year’s ‘Top 10’.

Oleg Sentsov

Appeal rejected for jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov

26-Nov-2015 | By

The 20 and 10-year sentences meted out to Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov’s and his co-defendant Aleksandr Kolchenko have been upheld by the military division of the Russian Supreme Court.

Wellcome Trust Fellowship 2015

Carol Morley awarded Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Fellowship

26-Nov-2015 | By Matt Mueller

Prize gives film-maker £30,000 ($45,000) and open access to Wellcome Trust scientists and research.

Shanker Raman

'Gurgaon', 'Machines' win Film Bazaar awards

26-Nov-2015 | By

Shanker Raman’s Gurgaon and Rahul Jain’s Machines both picked up Prasad Digital Intermediate Awards at the close of Film Bazaar on Nov 25.

Cemetery of Splendour

'Cemetery of Splendour' wins best film at APSAs

26-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Asia Pacific prizes also awarded to Hany Abu-Assad for The Idol, Alexey German Jr for Under Electric Clouds and cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-bing for The Assassin.

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BFI to receive 8% grant-in-aid cut over four years

25-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

BFI says spending review reduction is “better than anticipated”.

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DCMS cuts less than feared

25-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

“Deep cuts” would be a “false economy” says British Chancellor, but department admin costs to be cut by 20%.

George Osborne

Autumn Statement 2015: How will the DCMS fare?

25-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Film likely to face cuts amid anticipated DCMS budget reduction.


CPH:DOX moving to March

25-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In a major shift to the documentary festival landscape, CPH:DOX has announced it is to change dates.


CPH PIX merges with BUSTER; moves to autumn

25-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

From 2016, CPH PIX is moving from its April dates to an autumn slot and will merge with its sister children’s/youth film festival, BUSTER (which formerly ran in September).

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IDFA: Wide House picks up 'Man Falling'

25-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Picture about Danish artist Per Kirkeby opened CPH:DOX.

Brie Larson

'Room', 'The Big Short' to bookend Dubai fest

25-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Spotlight, Truth and Concussion are also among the festival’s programme.

IFFR Tiger

IFFR teams with VPRO for Big Screen Award

25-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Winning filmmaker will receive cash prize with award.

Peggy Guggenheim

Submarine joins forces with NonStop

25-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

New York-based indie sales powerhouse Submarine is creating a new documentary centric label in Scandinavia with NonStop Entertainment.

Carol Morley

'The Falling' director Carol Morley joins This Way Up

25-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Exhibition conference also adds two-day archive lab and more.

Bérénice Bejo in The Last Diamond

Swipe acquires Berenice Bejo's 'The Last Diamond', 'All About Them'

25-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Independent film distributor to offer a real diamond to UK cinemagoers as part of marketing campaign.


'Carol' leads Indie Spirit nominees

24-Nov-2015 | By

Todd Haynes is in the running for best director and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are in contention for best female lead alongside Room’s Brie Larson as Carol earned six 2016 Film Independent Spirit Award nominations in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

US Briefs: Frenesy Film sells 'Antonia.' to Italy

24-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

Plus… FilmRise acquired The Champions; Unified’s Red Band Films wraps shooting on The Rake; and Made In NY grant receipents announced.


PSIFF to honour Tom McCarthy

24-Nov-2015 | By

The Spotlight director will receive the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Sonny Bono Visionary Award.


Netflix creates series from 'Gangs of Wasseypur'

24-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix will stream Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs Of Wasseypur as an eight-part mini-series in the US and Canada in the first week of December.

David Austin

BBFC appoints David Austin new director

24-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Current director David Cooke to step down in March 2016.

Janis: Little Girl Blue

'Carol', 'Janis: Little Girl Blue' bookend Bahamas fest

24-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

Female-driven films bookend the Bahamas International Film Festival as Todd Haynes’ Carol starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara opens the event on December 9 and Amy Berg’s documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue ends the festivities on December 12.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor to receive honorary BIFA

24-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

British star of 12 Years A Slave to receive Richard Harris Award.


'Mustang' wins LUX film Prize

24-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Turkish drama also picks up Stockholm Film Festival audience award.

The New Classmate

India's 'The New Classmate' sold to France, Germany, Austria

24-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hindi-language drama sold by Films Boutique.

Nandita Das

What's the buzz at Film Bazaar 2015?

24-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Industry experts tip the hottest pitches and works-in-progress at Goa’s Film Bazaar, from animation to a serial killer story.

Manoj Bajpayee

Bajpayee, Tambe join 'Unknown Faces'

24-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Manoj Bajpayee [pictured] and Smita Tambe will star in Atanu Mukherjee’s Unknown Faces, produced by Drishyam Films, which is scheduled to start shooting on December 11.

Mollye Asher

'You & Me Both' eyes summer 2016 shoot

24-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based producer Mollye Asher [pictured] is gearing up for a summer 2016 shoot of her next production You & Me Both.

Proposition for a Revolution

Anti-corruption doc gets Sundance grant

24-Nov-2015 | By

Proposition For A Revolution, directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Sundance Documentary Film Programme.


Marathi films make waves at Film Bazaar

24-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Mumbai-based Film City is presenting a package of nine Marathi-language films at Film Bazaar, as part of the Maharashtra state’s initiative to promote Marathi culture.

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Film Bazaar 2015: Screen's dailies


Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from Goa’s Film Bazaar here.

PGA announces doc nominees

23-Nov-2015 | By

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) unveiled on Monday the five films in contention for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards on January 23, 2016.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 2

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' tops UK box office

23-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s Spectre falls to second with $5.8m (£3.85m) for $128.3m (£84.6m) and has overtaken Avatar as the highest grossing IMAX release in the UK.

Matt Eskandari’

Citizen Skull Productions eyes January start on 'The Deep End'

23-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

Mark Myers’ film and television company has set a January start in and around Los Angeles on Matt Eskandari’s thriller.

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl readies trophy hunter doc

23-Nov-2015 | By

Austrian filmmaker’s new documentary to be ready in time for Cannes.

Yoga Hosers

Sundance unveils Midnight line-up

23-Nov-2015 | By

In an unusual move, the Sundance Film Festival revealed the nine-strong genre strand line-up late on Sunday night with little warning.


Dogwoof to handle sales of Jennifer Peedom's 'Mountain'

23-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary made by the Australian director of Sherpa [pictured].

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DCM: 2016 to be biggest ever year for family films

23-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Speaking at DCM Upfronts, Tom Linay predicts strong 2016 at UK box office; Sir John Hegarty delivers keynote.

'Son of Saul' wins at Zagreb Film Festival

23-Nov-2015 | By

Croatian event moved to November for the first time, excluded documentary programme to strengthen the industry section.

Oleg Sentsov

Jailed Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov could be traded in prisoner exchange

23-Nov-2015 | By

The possibility of a prisoner exchange has been mooted ahead of the Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov’s appeal against his 20-year sentence before Russia’s Supreme Court tomorrow (Nov 24).


Edge acquires Stockholm opener 'Mediterranea'

23-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Jonas Carpignano’s debut was first seen at Cannes.

How To Live Yours

Wellcome Trust reveals film investment plans

23-Nov-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

Charitable foundation to back projects exploring themes relevant to biomedical research.

Annette Brejne and Rajiv Chilaka

Kids' content can get boost from local angle

23-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Market for India’s children’s films can also benefit from 4G expansion.

Bornila Chatterjee

Dolce Vita joins Oddjoint's 'Nuclear Hearts'

23-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Irmer’s Paris-based Dolce Vita Films will co-produce Bornila Chatterjee’s Nuclear Hearts with Kolkata-based Oddjoint Art.

Shashank Arora in Titli

Rehman, Arora, Shome bite for Singh’s 'Scorpions'

23-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora (Titli, pictured) and Tillotama Shome (Qissa) have joined the cast of Anup Singh’s third feature The Song of Scorpions, which was first pitched at Film Bazaar 2013.

Bikes Vs Cars

IDFA: Vimeo acquires 'Bikes Vs Cars'

23-Nov-2015 | By

Vimeo On Demand announced at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) on Monday that it has acquired US rights to Fredrik Gertten’s documentary.


Stray Dogs sells 'Sunrise' to US, UK; 'Island City' deals

23-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: French sales company closes deals on two of its Indian titles.

Guillermo Arriaga

Jar Pictures climbs 'Mountain' with Arriaga

23-Nov-2015 | By

Mumbai-based Jar Pictures is attending Film Bazaar with a busy, multiple-language slate, including Ajitpal Singh’s The Man Who Broke The Mountain, to be co-produced by Mexican writer-producer Guillermo Arriaga [pictured].

India's Daughter

'India's Daughter' gets Oscar push

23-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The potential of controversial documentary India’s Daughter making it to the Oscar documentary shortlist could help change its perception at home in India, the film’s US distributor said.


Clinik launches new workshops for South Asian filmmakers

23-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Kathmandu-based script and production development lab Clinik.Kathmandu is set to launch two new programmes for young South Asian filmmakers for its 2016 edition.

Sunil Arora and Vinod Zutshi

India's new FFO wants filmmakers’ advice

23-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The ministries behind India’s newly launch Film Facilitation Office are starting a series of workshops next month to open the dialogue between the central, state and local governments and representatives of the film industry to talk how to make India more filming-friendly.

MEPs make recommendations on DSM strategy

23-Nov-2015 | By

The European Union’s Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy has occupied the minds of members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) ahead of a meeting of EU Audiovisual and Culture Ministers in Brussels this week.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy's 'Taboo' begins London shoot; cast revealed

23-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

TV drama reunites Tom Hardy with Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Locke).

Gayatri Yadav

Mobile is driving India Internet boom

23-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

India is set to overtake the US in its Internet usage base.


Indian kids' projects head to Sweden

23-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Sweden’s Financing Forum for Kids Content has selected two projects from Film Bazaar’s inaugural Children Screenwriters’ Lab for its 10th edition.

Anurag Kashyap Amit Masurkar and Bardroy Barretto

Indie India explores new platforms

23-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Film Bazaar panel looks at new ways to connect non-Bollywood films with audiences.


‘Carol’ cinematographer wins top Camerimage prize

23-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners include Rams, Son of Saul, The Look of Silence and Gaspar Noé’s Love.

'Son Of Saul' wins at UK Jewish Film Festival

23-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Lazlo Nemes’ Holocaust film took the top prize at the festival, which closed with the UK premire of Amir Wolf’s Fire Birds.

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' hits $247.2m global

22-Nov-2015 | By

NOV 23 UPDATE: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 dominated global box office at the weekend, powered by a confirmed $144.5m international haul from 87 markets.

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'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' rules North America on $103m

22-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 23 UPDATE: Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 rounded out the YA franchise to ensure all four in the series opened on more than $100m in North America.

Don’t Blink - Robert Frank

Submarine cuts deals on doc pair

22-Nov-2015 | By

Submarine announced at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) it has licensed Jessica Edwards’ Mavis! And Laura Israel’s Don’t Blink - Robert Frank in multiple territories.

Geetanjali Kulkarni

'Court' actress joins Sandhya

22-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Actress Geetanjali Kulkarni, who was last seen in the multiple award-winning drama Court, has joined Mukti Krishan’s feature debut Sandhya, one of the 19 projects chosen for the Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market this year.


'Bombairiya' to resume shoot in December

22-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Caper comedy by Pia Sukanya is scheduled for release in first half of 2016.

Catherine Dussart

CDP joins Sengupta’s 'Memories And My Mother'

22-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: French producer Catherine Dussart, who co-produced Gurvinder Singh’s The Fourth Direction, has boarded Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s Memories And My Mother, which is selected for the Co-Production Market at Film Bazaar this year.


Sikhya ramps up distribution

22-Nov-2015 | By

Sikhya Entertainment is entering Indian and international distribution starting with Mozez Singh’s Busan opener Zubaan [pictured], which its plans to release in India in January 2016.

Satya Raghavan

YouTube India content chief: avoid 'Syndrome 52'

22-Nov-2015 | By

YouTube India content chief Satya Raghavan explained how Indian filmmakers can bypass theatrical windows and create content for YouTube and other digital platforms, at the opening session of Film Bazaar’s Knowledge Series yesterday.

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Stockholm awards top prize to 'Louder Than Bombs'

22-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Laszlo Nemes wins best director for Son of Saul; Mediterranea wins best first film.

NFDC's Nina Lath Gupta with I&B Secretary Sunil Arora

India's new FFO to act as one-stop shop for Indian shoots

21-Nov-2015 | By

Foreign and local producers who want to shoot in India now have a central agency they can contact, the Film Facilitation Office (FFO), to help with obtaining shooting permissions and sourcing locations and crew.

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Ambre, Oddjoint punch for 'Boxers' feature

21-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: French producer Sylvain Bursztejn’s Ambre Films is joining forces with Celine Loop and Q’s Kolkata-based Oddjoint to produce a feature version of Alka Raghuram’s documentary Burqa Boxers.

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Changing times for Bollywood’s women

21-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Some women are seeing more empowering roles in Bollywood in the past few years, but is this “a small wave or a tsunami in the years to come?,” asked the Film Bazaar Knowledge Series panel ‘Female Protagonists in Bollywood Today.’

Happily Ever After

GSP takes UK rights to 'Unromantic Woman'

21-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market project Joan Carr-Wiggin’s An Unromantic Woman has presold to the UK, with GSP Studios picking up the film from Toronto-based production company Paragraph Pictures.

Sara Blecher

SA backers move into Blecher's Paradise

21-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: NFDC’s Co-Production Market project On the Way to Paradise has received funding from three separate government bodies in South Africa: the Department of Trade and Industry, the National Film and Video Foundation and KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission.

Uday Singh

Film Tourism Workshop readies India for its 'Hobbit' moment

21-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

As part of Film Bazaar’s initiative to promote India as a filming destination, a film tourism workshop was conducted for the first time with local and international experts sharing their insight on various aspects of film tourism.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Film Bazaar's WIP explores changing India

21-Nov-2015 | By

Projects exploring the role of women in Indian society and the country’s rapid economic development feature heavily in the line-up for this year’s Work-in-Progress Lab at Film Bazaar, which includes six fiction and five documentary features.

Charles Stone

Charles Stone to direct 'Ain’t No Half Steppin'

20-Nov-2015 | By

Broad Green Pictures announced the development on Friday as part if its recently announced production deal with Matt Alvarez.

Brie Larson

Brie Larson to receive Palm Springs honour

20-Nov-2015 | By

The star of Room, whose stirring performance as a mother in captivity has catapaulted her to the front of the Oscar race, will collect the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Breakthrough Performance Award.

The Redemption of the Devil

Eagles of Death Metal doc pulled from IDFA

20-Nov-2015 | By

All screenings cancelled of a film following the frontman of Eagles Of Death Metal, who were on stage at the Bataclan.

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'London Fields' producers file cross-complaint against director

20-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The producers of troubled crime-thriller London Fields have filed a breach of contract cross-complaint against the film’s director Mathew Cullen.

Toto And His Sisters

IDFA: Autlook strikes doc deals; reshuffles structure

20-Nov-2015 | By

New appointments and sales of titles including Toto and His Sisters.

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Man jailed for selling illegal TV set-top boxes

20-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UK man jailed for two and half years.

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Goteborg plans Italy focus

20-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Luca Guadagnino will come to Goteborg to present A Bigger Splash [pictured].

Morten and the Ship of Fools

Tallinn: Animation in focus

20-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Estonia is marching on as one of Europe’s leading creative forces within the industry, Tiffany Pritchard reports.

European Film Forum Tallinn

European Film Forum Tallinn wraps

20-Nov-2015 | By Screen staff

Forum covered the Digital Single Market (DSM) initiative, concerns over new platforms and visions of the future.

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National funders react to Tallinn audience with Ansip

20-Nov-2015 | By

Funding executives were upbeat about European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip’s statements on the place of the film sector within the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy.

Roberto Olla

Eurimages unveils 'innovative projects' initiative

20-Nov-2015 | By

Lab Projects to support unconventional films.

Tallinn panel

Tallinn: industry warns indie film could go the way of publishing

20-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The changing landscape for independent film in the digital market was hotly debated at Black Night Film Festival’s European Film Forum.


Tallinn: Digitech strand reveals future tech

20-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Running alongside the European Film Forum (Nov 18-19) at Tallinn’s Black Nights Film Festival, a showcase of product demonstrations and start-ups were presented in the Digitech section further iterating a cross-over between the film and technology sectors. 

Joanne Froggatt

Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt begins 'Starfish' shoot

20-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

British film to co-star Da Vinci’s Demons’ Tom Riley.

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Study: Amazon trails rivals in original content race

19-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon’s five most popular original shows in the US, UK and Australia are struggling to keep pace with the best offerings from HBO and Netflix, according to research by Parrot Analytics.


Live-action, animation shorts advance in Oscar race

19-Nov-2015 | By

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences announced on Thursday the shortlists for both categories.

Rebecca Kearey

Rebecca Kearey named president of Fox Searchlight International

19-Nov-2015 | By

Veteran exec previously served as evp at Fox Searchlight International and Fox International Productions.

Matt Mueller and Andrus Ansip

EC's Andrus Ansip talks DSM plans

19-Nov-2015 | By

European Commission vice-president Andrus Ansip failed to allay industry concerns about plans for copyright reform as part of the the Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy when he spoke on the second day of the European Film Forum in Tallinn.


Oasis documentary rolls with buyers

19-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Independent finalises AFM deals in key markets for music documentary, executive produced by Amy director Asif Kapadia.

TrustNordisk and Brain Academy thriller

TrustNordisk, Brain Academy pact for thriller series

19-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk/Zentropa and Brain Academy are partnering on an eight-part TV series.


Ukraine joins EU's Creative Europe programme

19-Nov-2015 | By

Ukraine has become the seventh European Union (EU) neighbouring country to join the Creative Europe this year.

Lee & Thompson

Law firms Lee & Thompson and Forbes Anderson Free to merge

19-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The combined entertainment law firms will operate under the Lee & Thompson name.

US Briefs: Costume Designers Guild honours for Quentin Tarantino, Ellen Mirojnick

19-Nov-2015 | By

Plus: Freestyle sets Mother Teresa drama The Letters release date; Kathy Bates joins Bad Santa 2; Momentum picks up word rights to Milton’s Secret; STX Entertainment wraps The Space Between Us… and more.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay - Part 2

'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' takes early $43m worldwide

19-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 20 UPDATE: The Hunger Games franchise finale grossed $16m from Thursday night screenings in North American and arrives in a further 19 markets on Friday including China and Mexico.


Almodóvar retitles 'Silence' to avoid Scorsese clash

19-Nov-2015 | By Elisabet Cabeza Gutes

Spanish auteur changes film title to avoid clash with Martin Scorsese’s Silence.

US Briefs: Cinema Eye announces Heterodox Award finallists

18-Nov-2015 | By

Plus: Josh Reinhold joins Matt Alvarez’s new production company; Jane Seymour boards ESX Entertainment’s Praying For Rain… and more.

Relativity Media outlines restructure plan

18-Nov-2015 | By

Ryan Kavanaugh filed papers with the US Bankruptcy Court in New York on Wednesday that proposed the foundations of a slimmed-down company and a seven-film slate.

Paul Heth and Michael Schlicht

FIP, 'Stalingrad' producers strike Russian pact

18-Nov-2015 | By

Fox International Productions (FIP) has signed an exclusive first-look deal for Russian-language films with Paul Heth and Michael Schlicht.

Mickey Rourke

Mickey Rourke begins 'Tiger' shoot

18-Nov-2015 | By

Principal photography has begun in Cincinnati on the drama from R3M Productions in association with Grodnik / Aloe Productions.

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'Amy' director Asif Kapadia, Working Title's Tim Bevan join Screen Film Summit

18-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Award-winning director and producer to join execs from BBC Films, StudioCanal, See-Saw Films, eOne and more at annual summit.

Sonja Henie

Sewitsky's Henie film aims for August shoot

18-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Anne Sewitsky’s anticipated Sonja Henie project, Queen Of Ice, is edging closer to an August 2016 shoot after confirming Norwegian Film Institute funding of €1.6m last week.

Matt Kaplan

Awesomeness Films signs Jurassic Party first-look

18-Nov-2015 | By

President Matt Kaplan illustrates scope of ambition in deal with Insurgent screenwriter Brian Duffield and Nicki Cortese’s new production company.

AFI announces 2015 European Union Film Showcase

18-Nov-2015 | By

The European cinema roster runs from December 1-20 at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and opens with Fernando León de Aranoa’s A Perfect Day.

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David Heyman, NBCUniversal launch television venture

18-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Heyday Television will create content in both the UK and USA, which NBCUniversal will then distribute.

Secret In Their Eyes

STX, UMPG launch music partnership

18-Nov-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

STX Entertainment has signed an exclusive, worldwide agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG).

it follows

Pay-TV network beIN inks MENA film deal

18-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Potential Miramax buyer locks up indie film deal with distributor Front Row as it expands portfolio.

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Equity fund pledges $60m for UK creative industries

18-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The UK government’s British Business Bank has backed a private equity fund aimed at the country’s creative industries.

MEDIA exec Lucia Recalde Langarica talks ahead of Tallinn's European Film Forum

18-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

As the European Film Forum kicked off at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, MEDIA exec Lucia Recalde Langarica has praised the event for linking creativity and technology.   

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Preview: European Film Forum in Tallinn

18-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The European Film Forum (Nov 18-19) concludes this year’s run of digital conferences at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (BNFF).


Estonia to join tax rebate club in 2016

18-Nov-2015 | By

Estonia is to become the latest European country to join the tax rebate club attracting foreign productions to shoot at its locations.

Baltic Event 2015 winners

Lithuania scores Baltic Event hat-trick

18-Nov-2015 | By

Estonian project Erik Stoneheart wins Screen Best Pitch Award.

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Yadav wins Stockholm Impact Award

18-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Lucrative prize goes to the Indian director of Parched.

Richard Ayoade

Richard Ayoade to host BIFAs

18-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director and comic actor to take over hosting duties for the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards.

The Find

Amadeus takes Tallinn title 'The Find'

18-Nov-2015 | By

Amadeus Entertainment has picked international sales for the Russian film The Find (Nakhodka) by Victor Dement.

Anamaria Marinca

European Shooting Stars 2016 jury unveiled

18-Nov-2015 | By

Also… former Shooting Star joins Jan Forsström’s The Great Bear, pitched at this week’s Baltic Event.

EC's DSM strategy given short shrift at Tallinn forum

18-Nov-2015 | By

The European Commission’s proposed Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy for the film industry has been given short shrift at the opening of the European Film Forum in Tallinn.

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Glasgow Film Festival to launch first industry strand

18-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Festival will also see a focus on Argentine cinema and on classic Hollywood double acts.

Josh Hutcherson

US Briefs: Josh Hutcherson, Indigenous Media partner on talent incubator

17-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… Broad Green Pictures strikes first-look deal with Storyscape Entertainment; Fathom Events plots one-day theatrical release for The Pastor.

Richard Linklater

'Everybody Wants Some' to open SXSW 2016

17-Nov-2015 | By

The world premiere of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood follow-up will open the film festival in his hometown of Austin, Texas, on March 11, 2016.

Taj Mahal

Paris attacks: Bac, Pathé push on with 'Taj Mahal', 'Cowboys' releases

17-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Terrorism-themed films to hit French screens in coming days.

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Odeon-UCI chief issues warning to UK cinema industry

17-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Speaking at today’s UKCA conference, Ian Shepherd said that the industry’s current good health is not necessarily permanent and more needs to be done to sustain growth.

Johnny Depp

Palm Springs fest to honour Johnny Depp

17-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

The actor will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor at this year’s 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) on January 2, 2016.

Lover & Mercy

SBIFF unveils Virtuoso Award recipients

17-Nov-2015 | By

Love & Mercy’s Elizabeth Banks and Paul Dano, Joel Edgerton from Black Mass and Jacob Tremblay from Room are among the initial honourees at the 31st edition Santa Barbara International Film Festival, set to run frm February 3-13 2016. 

Der sanfte Lauf

Berlin 2016: retrospective dedicated to 'Germany 1966'

17-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Retrospective to include around 20 East and West German feature and documentary films from cinema and television.

Ricky Gervais begins 'David Brent: Life On The Road' shoot

17-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Feature is based on the character made famous in BBC comedy The Office.

Sergei Bodrov

Bodrov, Mokritsky films win development funding

17-Nov-2015 | By

New projects by Sergei Bodrov and Sergei Mokritsky awarded development funding by Russian Cinema Fund

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'The Tribe' director in first Ukraine, Norway co-pro

17-Nov-2015 | By

Luxembourg, the second feature by The Tribe director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, is set to become the first ever co-production between Ukraine and Norway.


China box office: 'Spectre' breaks records for Sony

17-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

The latest instalment of the James Bond franchise debuted with an impressive $48.55m over its three-day opening weekend.

David O Russell

David O Russell to deliver BAFTA lecture

17-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

American Hustle director to give talk in London in December.

'The Revenant' sets UK release date

17-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s epic stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

Denzel Washington

US BRIEFS: Denzel Washington to receive HFPA’s Cecil B DeMille Award

16-Nov-2015 | By

Plus: Universal retitles The Huntsman; The Danish Girl, Youth in Capri honours; Momentum Pictures, Orion Releasing team on Diablo; and In 90 Degrees Heat wins 2015 DOC LA top directing award.

Play The Devil

Ventana Caribe to launch at Ventana Sur

16-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The trinidad+tobago film festival and its Caribbean Film Mart will launch five works-in-progress at the Buenos Aires market next month.

Michael London

Groundswell’s 'Birth Of The Dragon' begins Canada shoot

16-Nov-2015 | By

Principal photography is set to kick off on November 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia, on the Bruce Lee story.

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore to star in 'Wonderstruck'

16-Nov-2015 | By

The Oscar winner is reportedly preparing to star once again for her Far From Heaven director Todd Haynes on his upcoming drama.

Peace for Paris

Paris attacks: cinemas reopen, Disneyland remains shut

16-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Bridge of Spies, Jane Got a Gun, Steve Jobs junkets cancelled.

Louder Than Bombs

Paris attacks: Memento retitles 'Louder than Bombs'

16-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Joachim Trier’s film due to hit French screens in early December.

I Promise You Anarchy

'I Promise You Anarchy', 'Room' among Los Cabos winners

16-Nov-2015 | By

Jurors at the 2015 Los Cabos International Film Festival unveiled their winners as the Mexican festival came to a close at the weekend.

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Paris attacks: distributor talks pulling terrorist thriller 'Made In France'

16-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Pretty Pictures CEO James Velaise explains why he pulled “brilliant picture” after Paris attacks.

DIG / Slamdance

Slamdance unveils DIG

16-Nov-2015 | By

The new Digital, Interactive And Gaming showcase will be dedicated to emerging independent artists working in hybrid, immersive and developing forms of digital media art.

Shawn Williamson

Brightlight Pictures, Brad Turner team on 'Penance'

16-Nov-2015 | By

Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures has come on board to produce the drama with Brad Turner of Homeland, Daredevil and 24 fame set to direct.


eOne swoops on Oasis documentary

16-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling UK film outfit Lorton teams with eOne for release, executive produced by Amy director Asif Kapadia.

AMBI to remake 'Memento'

16-Nov-2015 | By

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Pictures will finance and produce a remake of Christopher Nolan’s iconic 2000 thriller.


Fox confirms 'Prometheus' sequel title

16-Nov-2015 | By

Fox tweeted on Monday that the new title for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus follow-up formerly known as Alien: Paradise Lost would be Alien: Covenant and that the film would open on October 6, 2017.

Universal Pictures

Universal commits to third year of Emerging Writers Fellowship

16-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

2015-16 fellows Zelle Bonney, Kristen Davila, Tom Hanada, Salim Lemelle and Carlos Rios began in June the year-long programme designed to identify new and unique voices.

'Spectre' hits $543m global BO

16-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 16 UPDATE: Sony, MGM and EON Production’s 007 thriller ruled the world for the second weekend, powered by a titanic international session that broke records in China and generated $153.3m overall.

'Spectre' scores UK box office hat-trick

16-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony also notch highest new entry as The Lady in the Van posts terrific $3.5m (£2.3m) from 540 sites, and becomes second distributor ever to record a 1-2-3 at the top of the chart.

Swedish Dicks

Viaplay recruits Stormare for Swedish Dicks

16-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Peter Stormare and Johan Glans to play Swedish detectives in Los Angeles.

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'My Grandmother', lifetime awards open Tallinn Black Nights 2015

16-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The 19th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival reeled out its inaugural black carpet on Friday (Nov 13) for its opening night, which included a screening of silent comedy My Grandmother (1929).

Tiina Lokk

Paris attacks: Tallinn Black Nights fest pays tribute

16-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Festival in touch with guests coming from Paris.

Annemarie Jacir

Dubai Film Connection relaunches with 12 projects

16-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Annemarie Jacir, Bassem Breish and Hala Lotfy to present projects at co-pro event taking place during Dubai International Film Festival.


BBC, C4 respond to AV Media Services consultation

16-Nov-2015 | By

UK broadcasters BBC and Channel 4 and industry bodies FIAPF and EFADs are among more than 400  organisations and private individuals who responded to the European Commission’s (EC) public consultation on the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD)

'Rams' wins at Thessaloniki fest

16-Nov-2015 | By

Icelandic feature Rams and Colombian rural drama Land and Shade take top prizes at Greek festival.

Liina Kullerkupp

Soundscapes play out at Black Nights fest

16-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has again placed a focus on the Estonian music scene with the sidebar Soundscapes (Nov 15-17).

Mikheil Giorgadze

Black Nights fest spotlights Georgia

16-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Titles to include world premiere of The Summer of Frozen Fountains.

Game Jam Tallinn

Tallinn Black Nights: first GameJam crowns winners

16-Nov-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Game developers were tasked with building games around films.

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Pathe reveals AFM sales of 'Viceroy’s House'

16-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Period drama stars Downton Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville and The X Files’ Gillian Anderson as Lord and Lady Mountbatten.

Kings Shift

Reel Suspects picks up Lithuanian drama 'King's Shift'

16-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based sales agent Reel Suspects has taken on international sales for Lithuanian director Ignas Miskinis’ third feature, King’s Shift (previously known as Deadweight).


Russia's Ministry of Culture demands 'Dau' producer return funding

16-Nov-2015 | By

Russia’s Ministry of Culture is calling for Phenomen Films, the producer of Ilya Khrzhanovsky’s marathon project Dau, to return $340,000 (RUB22.5m) in production funding as well as $120,000 (RUB8m) in interest.

Screen Forever

Australia's Screen Forever conference set to kick off

16-Nov-2015 | By Violet Acevedo

The Australian conference will host industry professionals and government officials this year from Nov 17-19.

'Spectre' stays top in North America on $34m

15-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 16 UPDATE: Sony, MGM and EON Productions’ spy thriller held on to top berth as the running total climbed to $130.7m after two sessions, while Universal launched Angelina Jolie’s By The Sea in a lacklustre limited debut.


'Spectre' breaks records in China

15-Nov-2015 | By

Sony, MGM, EON Productions’ James Bond thriller has set several new benchmarks in the wake of its release in the world’s second biggest market.

Lionsgate cuts red carpet interviews for 'Mockingjay 2' premiere

15-Nov-2015 | By

The studio has decided to modify the sequence of events on Monday’s LA premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 in the wake of Friday’s deadly Paris attacks.


TWC to make staff cuts

15-Nov-2015 | By

According to reports The Weinstein Company is planning to lay off around one-fifth of its workforce.

Gabriel Figueroa Fund winners

Los Cabos celebrates Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund winners

13-Nov-2015 | By

Kyzza Terrazas’ Somos Lengua and Rodrigo Cervantes’ Los Paisajes each took home post-production services worth $52,000 at the Mexican festival on Friday night.

US Briefs: Production wraps on Pablo Schreiber drama 'Traces'

13-Nov-2015 | By

Plus: Oscar-nominated Rocky Star Burt Young joins comedy King Rat.

From Afar

Strand Releasing picks up 'From Afar'

13-Nov-2015 | By

Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to Lorenzo Vigas’ Venice Golden Lion winner.

Bleiberg’s 'Experimenter' clicks with AFM buyers

13-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bleiberg Entertainment has sold out Michael Almereyda’s psychological thriller starring Peter Sarsgaard led by a deal with StudioCanal for the UK and Rialto in Australia and New Zealand.

Saoirse Ronan

Palm Springs fest to honour Saoirse Ronan

13-Nov-2015 | By

The star of awards contender Brooklyn will receive the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s International Star Award at the annual awards gala on January 2, 2016.

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'God Bless The Child' wins at CPH:DOX

13-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Other winners include Among The Believers and The Fear Of 13.

Kay Cannon

Kay Cannon to direct 'The Pact'

13-Nov-2015 | By

Point Grey, Good Universe and Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions have hired Pitch Perfect screenwriter Kay Cannon to make her directorial debut on the feature comedy.


Alchemy acquires SXSW thriller 'The Frontier'

13-Nov-2015 | By

Oren Shai directed the noir starring Jocelin Donahue, Kelly Lynch, and Jim Beaver.

Machel Montano

Machel Montano signs deal with MAS2TV

13-Nov-2015 | By

The recently launched OTT platform serving Caribbean culture has closed a deal with the Trinidad & Tobago soca superstar.


Riots cancel 'Black' screenings

13-Nov-2015 | By

Two screenings in Brussels of the Toronto award-winner cancelled over age-rating dispute.


Locarno winner 'Paradise' to become 'violence' trilogy

13-Nov-2015 | By

Screen reveals a slate of forthcoming projects from producers promoting movies at the Seville Film Festival

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

Buzz chart shows odds in favour of final ‘Hunger Games’

13-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Final instalment of YA franchise towers over other new and upcoming releases.

Andrus Ansip

Copyright on agenda at Ansip meeting with European filmmakers

13-Nov-2015 | By

A delegation of film industry professionals discussed the EC’s proposed copyright reform with vp Andrus Ansip.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Front Row scores 20 titles at AFM

13-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Films include Maniac Cop, produced by Nicolas Winding Refn, and The Discovery, starring Nicholas Hoult and Rooney Mara.

'Spectre' to soar past $350m

13-Nov-2015 | By

Spectre stands at $264.1m internationally through Sony and MGM and with 14 debuts including China, Australia and South Korea it is the favourite to dominate the international arena again this weekend.

US Briefs: Santa Barbara award for 'Spotlight' trio

12-Nov-2015 | By

Plus: Casting Society of America to honour Danny Boyle and others; Toronto’s Markham Street Films makes key hire

'Mustang', 'Land And Shade' prevail in AFI FEST awards

12-Nov-2015 | By

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s French foreign-language Oscar submission won the New Auteurs Audience Award, announced on Thursday evening.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi

AMBI Group launches $200m fund

12-Nov-2015 | By

The warchest will finance a slate of high-end, star-driven commercial feature films through the AMBI Pictures production and finance division.


Rotterdam fest to streamline programme; eight titles revealed

12-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New festival director Bero Beyer to implement more changes to IFFR’s structure.

Night Owls

FilmBuff, Orion Releasing to distribute 'Night Owls'

12-Nov-2015 | By

The self-styled film curator has teamed up with the multi-platform release specialist to acquire worldwide rights to the SXSW hit.

Jenny Seagrove and Susan Hampshire in Another Mothers Son

Seagrove, Hannah, Keating join 'Another Mother's Son'

12-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Second World War drama begins UK shoot; first image revealed.

Cartel Land

'Cartel Land' leads Cinema Eye Honours nominations

12-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Look Of Silence, Meru, The Wolfpack and Amy all received multiple nominations for this year’s non-fiction awards.

Ben Wheatley

Alchemy enters Ben Wheatley’s 'Free Fire'

11-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 12 UPDATE: In a significant development at AFM that illustrates its ambitions, the distributor confirmed it has picked up US rights to the British wunderkind’s crime thriller.


Adele in talks to join Xavier Dolan film

11-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Singer in talks to make feature film acting debut for director of her latest single Hello.

Gastón Pavlovich

Fábrica unveils 'Sea Of Cortez'

11-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fábrica de Cine chairman and CEO Gastón Pavlovich has partnered on the adventure sports documentary with Emmy-winning director-producer Paul Taublieb.

'Pulsion', 'Mujer Jaguar' in Beyond The Window

11-Nov-2015 | By

Details have emerged of the line-up of projects set to participate under the auspices of Ventana Sur’s genre sidebar Blood Window, among them the Adrian Garcia Bogliano collaboration Pulsion.


Nikkatsu, Vertical, XYZ partner on 'Headshot'

11-Nov-2015 | By

The companies will collaborate on global distribution of the Indonesian action thriller starring Iko Uwais of The Raid fame.

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'Doctor Strange' shoot underway in UK

11-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot for Marvel fantasy starring Benedict Cumberbatch underway at Longcross Studios in UK.

Olympus Has Fallen

Millennium Studios shifts focus 

11-Nov-2015 | By

Going forward the Louisiana-based facility will only be available for rental of and other production services to third-party producers. 


Noel Clarke readies ‘Brotherhood’

11-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Late November shoot set for third instalment in urban trilogy; Lionsgate to handle UK distribution.

Mercury Plains

Carnaby slate draws AFM buyers

11-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US, France, Australia, Germany among deals; Mercury Plains, Iggy Pop thriller ink sales.

Jon Heder

The Orchard pounces on 'Ghost Team'

11-Nov-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

The distributor announced on Wednesday it has acquired North American, UK, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights for the comedy-thriller.

Steven Spielberg

Reports link eOne, DreamWorks

11-Nov-2015 | By

According to a report on Tuesday Canadian entertainment giant eOne is lining up alongside Participant Media and Reliance Entertainment to inject cash into Steven Spielberg’s studio.

Sophie Lowe

Anchor Bay acquires 'What Lola Wants'

11-Nov-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to The Sheinberg’s The Bubble Factory upcoming feature.

Labyrinth Of Lies

New German Film Law in the pipeline

11-Nov-2015 | By

Proposals for a new German Film Law (FFG) have been revealed in a “discussion draft” by the State Ministry for Culture and Media (BKM) a week ahead of a top-level film industry summit in Berlin.

Field Niggas

Pulse Films, Britdoc launch doc fund at CPH:DOX

11-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The first awardee of the Genesis Fund is Field Niggas director Khalik Allah for his forthcoming project, Jamaica.

Home Manchester

Film exhibition conference This Way Up unveils line-up

11-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Speakers to discuss emerging cinema trends at conference in Manchester, UK.

Kudos absorbs Shine Pictures, Lovely Day

11-Nov-2015 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Lovely Day and Shine Pictures are to be absorbed into Kudos following Diederick Santer’s appointment as joint CEO of the UK production company.

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David Leon developing 'The Albatross' with Ingenious

11-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Leon’s next project will deal with the subject of immigration into the UK.

Jessica Chastain

US Briefs: Jessica Chastain named Spirit Awards honourary chair

10-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… HBO Documentary Films acquires Body Team 12; SPHE unveils first 4K Ultra HD Disc releases; Timur Bekmambetov produces play… and more.


Liberty Global, Discovery to take stakes in Lionsgate

10-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Discovery and Liberty Global each plan to pay $195m for separate 3.4% stakes in the indie studio.


Finnish agents talk up 'Snow White Trilogy'

10-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AFM attendees have been in talks over a potential YA film or TV adaptation of another Scandinavian property to take the book world by storm.

Andrew Gumpert

Andrew Gumpert on the rise at SPE

10-Nov-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The executive has been promoted to president of worldwide business affairs and operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

Jayson Rothwell

Benattar/Thomas board Jayson Rothwell’s 'Shotgun Love'

10-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Script from Zodiac: Year Of The Snake and The League Of Extraordinary Gentleman writer.

Dominant, GLG Capital strengthen ties

10-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Financier Michael Gianfriddo of Dominant Entertainment and capital markets expert Greg Gantman of GLG Capital have launched a strategic partnership to provide asset-based alternative financing for the entertainment and media industries.


Les Arcs Coproduction Village unveils 2015 line-up

10-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New projects revealed from I, Anna director Barnaby Southcombe, When Animals Dream filmmaker Jonas Alexander Arnby and actor/director Hiam Abbass.

Lionsgate lands US on 'Robinson Crusoe'

10-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

US pact for StudioCanal’s 3D family adventure follows recent deal on The Commuter.

Ventana Sur

Blood Window unveils BWIP selections

10-Nov-2015 | By

Organisers at the Buenos Aires-based genre sidebar have announced the Bloody Work In Progress entrants.


Suicide drama 'Bridgend' sold across Europe

10-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Drama stars Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray.

Orlando Bloom

Orlando Bloom to lead priest abuse drama 'Romans'

10-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Lord of the Rings star to shoot independent feature this month.

John Cameron Mitchell

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman begin 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties' shoot

10-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

“Punks and aliens” feature from director John Cameron Mitchell [pictured] also stars Alex Sharp.


Illumination's 'Sing' to open December 2016

10-Nov-2015 | By

Universal has revealed that the project formerly known as Untitled Illumination Entertainment 2016 Project 2 will be called Sing and will open as previously announced on December 21 2016.

DSM update: "portability" in first tranche of copyright proposals

10-Nov-2015 | By

Enhancing cross-border portability of content throughout Europe will be included in a ¨Communication on the modernisation of the EU copyright rules¨ as part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy to be unveiled on December 9.

Snow Monkey

Cinephil takes world on IDFA title 'Snow Monkey'

10-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary from Australian war artist George Gittoes centres on street kids in Afghanistan.

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials

'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' tops China box office on $21.5m

10-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Three Hollywood and two local new releases entered the weekly chart, with Fox’s Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials raced to the top with $21.54m from its first five days.

Netflix, Brad Pitt's Plan B back Bong Joon Ho's 'Okja'

10-Nov-2015 | By Jason Bechervaise

Netflix is to invest in Bong Joon Ho’s new film Okja, it has been announced through local production company Okja SPC.

US Briefs: Ewan McGregor to receive Los Cabos Protagonist Award

10-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… Magnolia acquires The Ones Below; IFC unveils first Screen Forward Lab fellows; and more.

Zhang Zhao and Zhang Yimou

China's Le Vision acquires Lionsgate's 'Gods Of Egypt'; unveils 10-film slate

9-Nov-2015 | By

The head of Le Vision Pictures announced to a high-powered Beverly Hills crowd on Monday a deal to distribute Gods Of Egypt in China and unveiled the inaugural 10-strong slate from Los Angeles-based off-shoot Le Vision Pictures USA.

Instructions Not Included

Mundial, Alebrije Cine y Video sign output deal

9-Nov-2015 | By

Mundial, the joint venture between IM Global and Mexico’s Canana, has struck an exclusive output deal for the films of Mexican producer Monica Lozano’s Alebrije Cine y Video.

Cross Creek makes home at Sony

9-Nov-2015 | By

Columbia Pictures has signed a three-year co-financing, production and distribution deal with Brian Oliver’s company.

Travis Stevens

Snowfort, AMP announce co-pro slate

9-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

First project will be Trent Haaga’s 68 Kill, based on the crime novel by Bryan Smith.

Ben Stiller

Bold Film strikes Red Hour deal

9-Nov-2015 | By

Days after Amazon Studios picked up US rights to The Neon Demon, Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and Gary Michael Walters have landed another coup and signed a partnership with Ben Stiller’s company on comedic and dramatic film, television and digital projects.

'Spectre' retains UK lead with $19.9m

9-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s latest James Bond mission will overtake Jurassic World as the biggest UK release of 2015 today [Nov 9]; Lionsgate’s Brooklyn posts the biggest opening for an Irish film in Ireland since Michael Collins.

The High Sun

Croatia big winner in Cottbus; Iceland to the fore in Lübeck

9-Nov-2015 | By

Dalibor Matanic’s The High Sun wins hat trick at Cottbus.

Phantom Boy

Ajyal Youth fest unveils competition line-up

9-Nov-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Titles in competition include animation Phantom Boy [pictured], Ethiopian drama Lamb, Brazilian Oscar submission The Second Mother and Jafar Panahi’s Berlinale winner Taxi Tehran.


'Spectre' soars to $293m worldwide

8-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 9 UPDATE: The brand-new 007 episode from EON Productions, MGM and Sony maintained its stunning early form as approximately $117m saw it climb to $223.1minternationally – and close to $100m in the UK – to rank number one in all 77 of its active markets.


'Spectre' rules North America on $70m

8-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 9 UPDATE: A stirring debut saw the EON Productions, MGM and Sony’s James Bond saga take the box office by storm on an estimated $70m as Fox’s The Peanut’s Movie had to settle for second on a commendable $44m.


Slow AFM eyes China, market shifts

8-Nov-2015 | By

While China’s high-level forays into Hollywood have dominated the conversation all week, the view at ground level at a quiet AFM is of a market in fundamental flux where lower tier companies are locked in a fight for survival.

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AFM: Magnolia acquires 'The Last King'

8-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: North American deal for action-adventure starring Game Of Thrones, Kon-Tiki stars.

Christophe Gans

'20,000 Leagues' dives into AFM

8-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In its second bold statement of intent at AFM, the Los Angeles-based sales company has introduced 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea to the market, a rival project to Bryan Singer’s recently announced version of the timeless Jules Verne classic.

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Amazon Studios buys Refn's 'Neon Demon', plans theatrical

8-Nov-2015 | By Screen staff

Gaumont and Wild Bunch pact with online giant.

Brenda Gilbert

Bron Animation to adapt 'The Willoughbys'

8-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vancouver-based Bron Animation has acquired animated film rights to children’s book The Willoughbys by Newbery Award-winning author Lois Lowry.

Ian Hart joins 'Modern Life Is Rubbish'

8-Nov-2015 | By

The Exchange handles worldwide rights to the rom-com at the AFM.


La Zanfona to produce futuristic war thriller 'Shadow Inside'

8-Nov-2015 | By

The company will follow up its box-office hit Marshland with the $1.9m production.

2 Nights Till Morning

Wide Management inks Lat Am, Korea deals

8-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 2 Nights Till Morning, Panama among in-demand titles.


'Sparrows' wins in Sao Paulo

8-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other winners at Brazilian festival include An, Pixadores, The Violin Teacher, Wrestlers.

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PNP takes 'Break Point' from Myriad

8-Nov-2015 | By

Learning To Drive collaborators reuinte on tennis comedy.

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'The Dead Room' flies for Raven

8-Nov-2015 | By

AFM horror title sells to Middle East, South Korea and more.

Natural Born Pranksters

US BRIEFS: Lionsgate acquires 'Natural Born Pranksters'

7-Nov-2015 | By

Studio teams with YouTube stars on day-and-date launch

The People Vs Fritz Bauer

Cohen Media Group picks up 'The People Vs. Fritz Bauer'

7-Nov-2015 | By

Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American rights from Beta Cinema at AFM to Lars Kraume’s historical drama.

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Industry lynchpins address market malaise at AFM

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Participant CEO David Linde among those to address challenges during AFM finance conference.

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IM Global takes Chinese rights to 'The Noble Family'

7-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The company has taken Chinese remake rights to the Mexican hit.

Saulnier’s 'Green Room' secures France deal

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Jokers inks deal with WestEnd for Jeremy Saulnier thriller.


Little Film Co finds 'The Perfect Physique'

7-Nov-2015 | By

The Little Film Company has come on to handle worldwide sales on The Perfect Physique and is in talks with AFM buyers.

Elliot The Littlest Reindeer

DDI, Fleet-Fairhaven launch $50m P&A fund

7-Nov-2015 | By

Double Dutch International (DDI) has struck a $50m P&A fund with the private wealth management firm.

Mischa Barton

Alchemy conjures Rebel quartet for US

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Alchemy takes Mischa Barton [pictured], Tara Reid, Paz De La Huerta titles.

'Youth' leads EFAs nominations

7-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Youth leads with five nominations; A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence and The Lobster each have four.

No Home Movie

Icarus goes 'Home' with Akerman's last film

7-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Icarus Films has acquired North American rights to Chantal Akerman’s No Home Movie.

Hungry Hearts

Klockworx takes 'Bovary', 'Hearts'

7-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Radiant Films International has struck at the market with Klockworx for Japanese rights to two titles on its slate.

Ronda Rousey

Vladar in the 'Hurt Business'

7-Nov-2015 | By

New York-based The Vladar Company has been talking with buyers on a trio of new titles led by mixed martial arts documentary The Hurt Business.

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China production catching up to Hollywood

7-Nov-2015 | By

The president of China Film Co-Production Corporation told an AFM panel on Friday that local producers want collaboration with American and international counterparts in order to make better films that can travel.

Nigel Thomas

Benattar/Thomas aim for Iraq war book 'Sniper One'

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: LA production outfit takes rights to Iraq war story.

Nobody Wants the Night

Coixet’s recut Berlin opener re-enters market

7-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International takes over from Elle Driver on Juliette Binoche drama.

Liam Neeson

Lionsgate snaps up two from StudioCanal

6-Nov-2015 | By

The studio has picked up US rights to Liam Neeson starrer The Commuter and Our Kind Of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor.

Ted Geoghegan

Dark Sky, Snowfort team on 'Satanic Panic'

6-Nov-2015 | By

The partners have hired Ted Geoghegan to direct the follow-up to his acclaimed SXSW 2015 selection We Are Still Here. MPI has begun talks with international buyers at the AFM.

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Mongrel's 'Goddesses' lure deals

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International has closed key territories on Pan Nalin’s recent Rome audience award winner Angry Indian Goddesses heading into Sunday’s market premiere screening.

Jason Bateman

Jason Bateman joins 'Felt'

6-Nov-2015 | By

The latest piece of key casting has dropped into the Watergate spy thriller that Sierra/Affinity is selling at the AFM.

Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett in Palm Springs honour

6-Nov-2015 | By

The star of Carol and Truth will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress, at the 27th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala on January 2, 2016.

Michael J Fox

DDI buyers lap up Michael J Fox in 'A.R.C.H.I.E.'

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Dutch International (DDI) has closed several key territories at the AFM on A.R.C.H.I.E. starring Michael J Fox.

Duane Adler

Myriad tempts buyers with 'Heartbeats'

6-Nov-2015 | By

Myriad Pictures and Das Films have signed an exclusive deal with US-based Dance Network on the upcoming dance feature Heartbeats that Myriad is selling at AFM.

bay of silence

Thurman, Stephens, Jokinen enter IFT’s 'Bay Of Silence'

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US sales outfit launches Antti J.Jokinen thriller at AFM.

Amy Winehouse

Lotus boards sales on Amy Winehouse biopic

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director aims for “innovative, emotional and life affirming approach” to icon’s life.

Nathaniel McCormick

The Exchange promotes Nathaniel McCormick, hires Caddy Vanasiriku

6-Nov-2015 | By

CEO Brian O’Shea at the Los Angeles-based sales company has promoted Nathaniel McCormick to evp of worldwide distribution.

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Pureflix strikes deals on busy slate

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ron Gell has introduced three faith and family-friendly titles here under the Pure Flix Quality Flix banner and reports a number of early sales.


IM Global promotes trio

6-Nov-2015 | By

Joanne Lee and JR Smith have been promoted to director of acquisitions positions at IM Global and Weihan Zhang has been promoted to senior manager, sales and acquisitions Asia.

Todd Olsson

Todd Olsson, Kenner Bolt join IFT

6-Nov-2015 | By

Todd Olsson has joined International Film Trust as a sales consultant and Kenner Bolt has been appointed to the newly created position of director of acquisitions.

Yu Dong

Bona Film invests $235m in TSG

6-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Financier TSG works with Fox on live action films such as The Martian.

Jason Statham

Statham signs on for Wimmer thriller

6-Nov-2015 | By

Jason Statham is back in the market in Untitled Kurt Wimmer Project, a thriller collaboration between Statham and Steven Chasman’s SJ Pictures and China-based Road Pictures.

Bitter Harvest

Canadian financier launches with 'Bitter Harvest'

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian financier puts Ukrainian plight on agenda with Spotlight Pictures drama; other investments possible.

The Boys Who Cried Wolf

M-Line snags KAFA grads

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seoul-based sales agent M-Line Distribution has signed an agreement to handle all graduate films from the Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), one of South Korea’s leading film schools.


'Tangerine' duo plot next moves

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Trans actress Mya Taylor developing TV series about her transition.

Rusudan Chkonia

Ukraine, Georgia winners at connecting cottbus

6-Nov-2015 | By

In other Cottbus news, F&ME boards The Disciple and Macedonia backs Sugar Kid.

Death Valley

Boll brings Death Valley

6-Nov-2015 | By

Uwe Boll’s Event Film has been enticing buyers at AFM with the noir thriller Death Valley.

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'Rise Of The Krays' marches to US

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Grindstone picks up gangster crime-drama.

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Cargo pushes Duhamel flick

6-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cargo Entertainment and Radiant Films are shopping Lost In The Sun at AFM.


Thessaloniki kicks off with 'Victoria'

6-Nov-2015 | By

The 65th Thessaloniki International Film Festival (November 6-14) offers busy industry programme including works in progress and Crossroads co-production strand.

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Syndicado extends First Hand deal

6-Nov-2015 | By

US and Canada-based distributor Syndicado has extended its deal with Zurich-based documentary and TV producer, sales agent and distributor First Hand Films.

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UKCA conference to explore marketing for cinema audiences

6-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The event will take place at Picturehouse Central on November 17.


'Thithi' wins top prize in Mumbai

6-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

MAMI, the 17th Mumbai Film Festival, closed last night after screening more than 200 films from 58 countries.

the carrier

Altitude boards 'The Carrier'

6-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The distributor has taken UK rights to Evolutionary Films’ Sci-Fi feature.


'Spectre' dominates UK social buzz

6-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Kill Your Friends and Burnt were no match for the latest James Bond film.

The Lifeguard

Popcornflix deals include 'The Lifeguard'

6-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Popcornflix, a free movie and TV streaming service, has taken exclusive rights to a number of titles including The Lifeguard [pictured] with Kristen Bell.

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Prescience launches Ignition film and TV fund

6-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ignition Media Finance to lend producers 20% of budgets during pre-production.

Baba Joon

Israel Film Fest of LA heads to AFM

6-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Israel Film Festival in Los Angeles is coinciding with the AFM to showcase Israeli films and TV shows during the market for the first time.

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Amy Winehouse biopic tempts Noomi Rapace

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo lead in talks to star as iconic UK soul singer.


STX Entertainment closes output deals

5-Nov-2015 | By

The studio has announced at AFM more than 20 output partners as it builds its international network and revealed further details of the films that will be offered to distributors including Toronto pick-up Hardcore.


US BRIEFS: IFC Midnight takes US on 'The Pack'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… Fortitude International begins sales on Android; AFI FEST sets Johnny Depp on-stage conversation; The Strand acquires The KindWords … and more.

Tom Butterfield

Content Media hires Tom Butterfield

5-Nov-2015 | By

Content Media has hired the producer and 2015 Screen Future Leader as head of production at its film division.

Berlin Syndrome

Artificial Eye snaps up Palmer-starring 'Berlin Syndrome'

5-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI reveals first pre-sales on Cate Shortland’s third feature.


AFM: Myriad Pictures boards 'The Parts You Lose'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Game Of Thrones regular Carice van Houten has joined Aaron Paul on the drama that Myriad Pictures has introduced to international buyers at the market.

diane lane

Diane Lane joins 'Felt' cast

5-Nov-2015 | By

The actress has joined Liam Neeson on the Watergate thriller that Sierra/Affinity represents at the AFM.

Land of Mine

K5 inks key deals on TIFF premiere 'Land Of Mine'

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: France, Spain, Italy, Australia among territory deals on well-received Danish drama.

Gerard Butler

Relativity, Millennium, Original Film target 'Hunter Killer'

5-Nov-2015 | By

The partners have teamed up on production and distribution on the Gerard Butler thriller.

Samantha Barks

Samantha Barks dances to Hilary Shor romantic-drama

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Les Miserables star joins new cast on Everything Carries Me To You.


Signature inks Beta, Solution deals

5-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ambitious UK distributor adds Colonia, Man Down.

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TF1 books 'Babysitting 2' sales

5-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sequel due to hit French screens in December.

couple in a hole

Les Arcs unveils 2015 line-up of 120 films

5-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Competition titles include Couple In A Hole, Sparrows, A Bigger Splash; Norway will be in the spotlight country.


Thunderbird ties up with 'Entanglement'

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vancouver-based Thunderbird Films continues its push into sales and announced at AFM it has acquired worldwide rights to the comedy Entanglement starring Thomas Middleditch and Jess Weixler.


CPH:DOX's FORUM includes Lucy Walker pitch

5-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

As CPH:DOX launches today, Screen previews this year’s industry programme.


Pantelion parties with spring break comedy

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pantelion has begun talks with international buyers here on the teen sex comedy Sundown starring Camilla Belle, Teri Hatcher and Sara Paxton.

Na Hong-jin

Finecut picks up Na Hong-jin mystery 'Gokseong'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Seoul-based sales company Finecut has picked up international rights to Gokseong.


Travolta's 'Gotti' is hot seller for Highland

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group also has Schwarzenegger revenge drama 478 on offer at AFM.

Pierce Brosnan

Green-Light taps into 'Urge'

5-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based Green-Light International has come on to handle sales at the AFM on the Pierce Brosnan thriller Urge.

Wicked Flying Monkeys

Grindstone flys with FilmSharks' 'Monkeys'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights from Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks to Wicked Flying Monkeys.

Alaska is a Drag

'Alaska' wins US In Progress in Wroclaw

5-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Alaska Is A Drag director Shaz Bennett and producer Melanie Miller were the big winners at US in Progress at the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland.

DIFF reveals ‘Cinema for Children’ Line up

5-Nov-2015 | By Violet Acevedo

The Dubai Film Festival will be showing five films for children, including The Peanuts Movie.

'Anomalisa', 'Inside Out' among 16 animation Oscar contenders

5-Nov-2015 | By

The Academy has announced the titles submitted for consideration in the animation feature category for the 88th Academy Awards.

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Sheffield Doc/Fest boss sets out vision

5-Nov-2015 | By Chris Curtis, Broadcast

Elizabeth McIntyre wants to inspire documentary producers and help them learn from one another

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'E.T.' screenwriter Melissa Mathison dies aged 65

5-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Mathison, who was Oscar-nominated for her E.T.: the Extra-Terrestrial screenplay in 1983, died on Wednesday in Los Angeles.


Phantom acquires remake rights for 'Ludo'

5-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Q will direct the horror remake in Hindi.

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Ukraine lands major fantasy film shoot

5-Nov-2015 | By

Olias Barco shooting Polina with international cast.


Raven bites on 'Hexecutioners'

5-Nov-2015 | By

Raven Banner Entertainment are selling the film at AFM.

The Dressmaker

NonStop buys 10 ahead of AFM

5-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

NonStop Entertainment hits the AFM with a slew of high-profile acquisitions.

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Elizabeth Banks to star in 'Rita Hayworth' for Radiant

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The red-hot star will play a WWII photographer stranded on a Pacific Island in Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade, which Radiant Films International has introduced to AFM buyers.

Xavier Dolan

Seville International boards 'John F. Donovan'

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her sales team swing into the AFM with worldwide rights to Xavier Dolan’s first English-language project The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan starring Jessica Chastain and Game Of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harrington.


US Briefs: Johnny Depp in Santa Barbara honour

4-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… Scream Factory and Chiller unveil cast on Fender Bender and The Orchard acquires Demon

Levi Miller

Pan’s Levi Miller moves into 'Safe Neighborhood'

4-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Chris Peckover’s Sydney-set home invasion thriller to shoot early 2016.

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Sam Claflin enlists in WWI classic 'Journey’s End'

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Claflin, Freddie Highmore, Paul Bettany attached to feature adaptation.

Lena Headey

Myriad’s Scoundrel Media to sell 'The Woman Of The Woods'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Myriad Pictures’s genre label will finance and handle worldwide sales on the thriller to star Lena Headey.

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Ricky Gervais joins 'Blazing Samurai'

4-Nov-2015 | By

The British comedian will star in the Mass Animation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Flying Tigers Entertainment and GFM Films animation that GFM is touting at the AFM.

Alix Vaillot

Gaumont’s 'Heartstrings' pulls sales

4-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Violin prodigy Alix Vaillot [pictured] stars as a musician battling blindness.

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Brian Cox to star in 'Churchill'

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Brian Welsh to direct drama about lead up to D-Day landing.

Fight Valley

Breaking Glass boards 'Fight Valley'

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass has secured worldwide rights heading into AFM on the action drama starring a bevy of UFC superstars.

Last Call For Nowhere

TF1 runs for de Chauveron’s 'Last Call'

4-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Last Call for Nowhere sold to Neue Visionen for Germany and Frenetic for Switzerland.


Arclight closes early sales on 'A Few Less Men'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Arclight Films has announced the start of principal Photography in Perth, Western Australia, on A Few Less Men and a slew of key pre-sales.

Boundless partners launch Firebrand

4-Nov-2015 | By

US-based Boundless Pictures founder Courtney Lauren Penn and co-founder Brandon Burrows have launched subsidiary label Firebrand to handle elevated-genre pictures budgeted up to $10m.


Arrow picks up Gere, Brody titles

4-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor acquires The Benefactor, Backtrack, The Pack and Anguish.

Sleeping Beauty

XLrator Media acquires US on 'The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty'

4-Nov-2015 | By

The deal with sales agent Bleiberg Entertainment will see the companies partner on an episodic series based on the fantasy thriller.

Erik Van Looy

The Works votes for Van Looy's 'Prime Minister'

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Company also boards documentary The Climb.

Mongrel Media acquires 'Where To Invade Next'

4-Nov-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up all Canadian rights to Michael Moore’s documentary and awards season contender.


The Exchange, SPWA strike deal on 'A Street Cat Named Bob'


Sony Pictures Worldwide has acquired a large swathe of territories from The Exchange to the Luke Treadaway drama including the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Scandinavia and Latin America.

top cat

'Top Cat Begins' gets sales deal

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit Kaleidoscope boards family animation.

The Hadza: Last Of The First

Journeyman releases 'The Hadza: Last Of The First'

4-Nov-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Journeyman Pictures has begun its release of The Hadza: Last Of The First by Beasts Of No Nation executive producer Bill Benenson.

Josh Hartnett to star in 'Gut Instinct'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Montreal-based Caramel Films and Hollywood’s Mednick Productions have cast Josh Hartnett in the police thriller.

Robert De Niro

QED, Bill Block resolve dispute

4-Nov-2015 | By

The parties announced on Wednesday they have resolved their legal dispute to the mutual satisfaction of all parties.

Look Who's Back

Beta fired up for Hitler comedy sales

4-Nov-2015 | By

German sales outfit Beta is reporting huge buyer interest in Look Who’s Back; also launching Hevn.


Keitel one of Premiere’s 'Chosen'

4-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Premiere Entertainment Group arrives at the market with worldwide rights to UK-based Sterling Pictures’ WWII action film Chosen starring Harvey Keitel.

Liam Neeson

Finecut lands Neeson war movie

4-Nov-2015 | By

Korea’s Finecut has picked up John H Lee’s upcoming war movie Operation Chromite, starring Liam Neeson as General Douglas MacArthur.

Jackie Chan

Golden Network dials up Jackie Chan trio

4-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Golden Network will be at the AFM with a trio of Jackie Chan films including action comedy Railroad Tigers and adventure comedy Kung Fu Yoga.

The Dressmaker

'The Dressmaker' opens strongly, prompts calls for more films about women

4-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Kate Winslet-starring film’s $2.8m opening dethroned The Martian, which had remained top of the pile for four weeks.

Ivan Tverdovsky

Tverdovsky starts shooting second feature

4-Nov-2015 | By

Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s second feature Zoology starts production at locations in Russia tomorrow (Nov 5) a year after he took home four prizes from FilmFestival Cottbus for Corrections Class.

Wonderful Nightmare

M-Line has 'Wonderful Nightmare'

4-Nov-2015 | By

Seoul-based sales agent M-Line Distribution has picked up new titles from Lee Joon-ik and Lee Sung-gang and sealed a Japanese deal on Kang Hyo-jin’s Wonderful Nightmare [pictured].

Nicole Kidman

SKE to finance 'The Silent Wife'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) has come on to fully finance and co-produce the thriller that FilmNation is introducing to buyers at the market.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey joins 'Billionaire Boys Club'

3-Nov-2015 | By

The Oscar winner will play murdered Beverly Hills high-flier Ron Levin alongside Ansel Elgort and Taron Egerton on the project that Good Universe introduces to buyers this week.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson to star in 'Felt'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Sierra/Affinity has bulked up its market slate with international rights to the spy thriller from Scott Free Productions, Playtone, Cara Films and MadRiver Pictures.

Havana Motor Club

US BRIEFS: Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up 'Havana Motor Club'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… LA Film Festival announces partnership with ArcLight Cinemas for 2016; Lakeshore, Phantom Four partner on Miles, Seattle grant finalists; Davoli and Davids merge firms.

Vincent Grimond

China Film and TV Capital and Wild Bunch create joint fund

3-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Pioneering entity will develop and finance Chinese-European co-productions.


FilmNation, Shane Carruth chart ‘The Modern Ocean’

3-Nov-2015 | By

Glen Basner and his team have added a second prestige title to their market slate in the form of Shane Carruth’s all-star adventure-drama.


Shout! Factory picks up 'Albert – Up, Up and Away'

3-Nov-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

Shout! Factory has entered a deal with Stuttgart-based sales company Sola Media to distribute the animated feature Albert – Up, Up and Away in the US and Canada.


eOne expands Amazon Video deal

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Content deal will give Amazon Prime UK members early access to new eOne films.

J.K. Simmons

Fortitude International to sell 'The Bachelors'

3-Nov-2015 | By

JK Simmons will star in the ensemble comedic drama that Nadine de Barros and her sales team are introducing to AFM buyers this week.

Oleg Sentsov

Russia's Supreme Court to hear Sentsov appeal

3-Nov-2015 | By

Russia’s Supreme Court will hear the appeal against Ukrainian filmmaker’s Oleg Sentsov’s 20-year sentence on November 24.

Road To Istanbul

Elle Driver signs films from Bouchareb, Grau, Cleven, Dana

3-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated Bouchareb explores plight of parents who lose children to ISIS.


Samuel Jackson joins GFM Films’ 'Blazing Samurai'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Samuel L Jackson, Michael Cera and Mel Brooks have joined Mass Animation, Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, Flying Tigers Entertainment and GFM Films’ animation.

Lotus Entertainment to talk up 'Mute'

3-Nov-2015 | By

Duncan Jones will direct Paul Rudd and Alexander Skarsgard in the sci-fi thriller he has waited 12 years to make.

The Lobster

'The Lobster' leads 2015 BIFA nominations

3-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Lobster received seven nominations; 45 Years and Macbeth received six each.

'Lost' Disney short found in BFI Archive

Lost Disney short found in BFI Archive

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The BFI National Archive and Walt Disney Animation Studios have announced the rediscovery of a Walt Disney film that was thought to be long lost now found in the BFI National Archive.

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New $77m UK-China film and TV fund set to launch

3-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: A $77m film, TV and media investment fund will be launched in early 2016.


Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Noma – My Perfect Storm'

3-Nov-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from TrustNordisk to the documentary about celebrated chef René Redzepi.

radu jude

Beta Cinema takes on Jude's 'Scarred Hearts'

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The film reunites Beta with Child’s Pose producer Ada Solomon and Aferim! director Radu Jude.

The Foreign Son

Dubai confirms first 7 films in Muhr competition

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Dubai International Film Festival has unveiled the first seven selections for its Muhr feature film competition, which will in total include 18 films from across the Arab world.

Roland Emmerich enters DDI’s 'Lost Amazon'

3-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Moring and his team continue to assemble a roster of high-quality animation and have picked up worldwide rights to the Awesometown Entertainment feature heading into the market.

Sundance VR residency

Sundance, Jaunt unveil first VR residency

3-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

Lynette Wallworth is the first of four artists selected for the collaboration between Sundance Institute and Jaunt Studios on a virtual reality residency programme.


Lightning Entertainment brings 'Anguish'

3-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Simpkins stars in the supernatural thriller that impressed critics and audiences when it premiered over the summer at the Fantasia International Film Festival in Canada.

Los Cabos launches Tastes, American Specials

3-Nov-2015 | By

Top brass at the Mexican festival have expanded the table to include culinary cinema and US favourites from the circuit

Fort Bliss

Open Road, Impuls Pictures strike Swiss output deal

3-Nov-2015 | By

The agreement will include Open Road’s Sleepless Night starring Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx and Dermot Mulroney. 

Angel Grace starts sales on 'Isn't It Delicious'

3-Nov-2015 | By

US-based Angel Grace Worldwide (AGW) starts sales at the AFM this week on Isn’t It Delicious from Skyline-NYC Productions and Empekay KayJayKay Productions.

Jon Reiss

Scotland launches new producers, PMDs training

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Digital expert Jon Reiss [pictured] to give keynote speech at Make Your Market training programme.

Caroline Cooper Charles

Creative England's TalentX forum to return in 2016

3-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The programme for developing approaches to talent will again be held in Amsterdam, March 16-18.

Criminal Activities

Tiberius takes Criminal Activities, Martyrs

3-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

German distributor also acquires Martyrs.

Ant Man

'Ant-Man' reigns in China; Jia Zhangke has biggest hit

3-Nov-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Ant-Man crossed $1m, while Mountains May Depart debuted as Jia Zhangke’s biggest hit.

juliet stevenson

Juliet Stevenson to star in Nazi legacy drama 'Let Me Go'

3-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Jodhi May and Lucy Boynton will also feature in the project, which is based on the true-life story of author Helga Schneider.

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Kate Winslet to receive BAFTA career retrospective

3-Nov-2015 | By Violet Acevedo

The Titanic actress’s glittering career will be recognised in a BAFTA event this December.

BFI exterior

BFI to offer young people £3 tickets

3-Nov-2015 | By Violet Acevedo

16-25 year olds can now buy £3 last minute tickets at BFI Southbank.

Black Nights unveils Works in Progress titles

3-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

22 projects in production or post-production will compete at this year’s festival.

13 Films boards Desmond Tutu drama

2-Nov-2015 | By

Roland Joffé will direct Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Vince Vaughn in The Archbishop And The Antichrist, which the sales agent introduces to international buyers this week.

James McAvoy

James McAvoy to Star in 'Submergence'

2-Nov-2015 | By

Wim Wenders will direct the romantic thriller from Paris-based financier Backup Media with Cameron Lamb set to produce through Lila 9th Productions.

Antonio Banderas

Wild Bunch finds 'Faith' in Cuba with Banderas

2-Nov-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company will also launch new films from Lee Tamahori, Bouli Lanners and Sylvie Verheyde at AFM.


Bleecker Street acquires 'The Last Word'

2-Nov-2015 | By

On the eve of AFM the distributor has picked up US rights from Myriad to the dramedy with Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried attached to star.


'Amy' duo reunite on Oasis documentary

2-Nov-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Independent to launch sales at AFM on film about iconic UK band.


'Spectre' posts record-breaking $63.9m opening at UK box office

2-Nov-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Latest Bond mission also takes more than Skyfall did over first seven days as records tumble.

Michael Moore hits out at 'Invade' ‘R’ rating

2-Nov-2015 | By

In a timely move that will drum up more awards season publicity for his latest documentary, Michael Moore has publicly rejected the MPAA’s ‘R’ rating for Where To Invade Next.


US BRIEFS: 'Spotlight', 'Mustang' charm Chicago fest crowd

2-Nov-2015 | By

Plus… Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards winners announced and San Francisco Film Festival secures two-year Sloan grant


Le Vision Pictures USA acquires 'Zodiac: The Year Of The Snake'

2-Nov-2015 | By

Los Angeles-based Le Vision Pictures USA has acquired rights to Jayson Rothwell’s action title as its Chinese backers develop partnerships with Hollywood to focus on tentpole releases.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko to star in 'Little Mizz Innocent'

2-Nov-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based All Rights Entertainment will kick off sales on the $45-55m Goldove Entertainment action thriller also starring Christopher Plummer, Carrie Anne Moss and Tyrese Gibson.

Mad Tiger

Film Movement acquires 'Mad Tiger'

2-Nov-2015 | By Angela Lee

The New-York based distributor has acquired all North American rights to the IFP Documentary Lab film ahead of its world premiere at DOC NYC on November 13.


'Virunga' wins at Grierson Awards

2-Nov-2015 | By Violet Acevedo

Other winners include 20,000 Days on Earth.

Grozny Blues

Russia's ArtDocFest confirms first titles

2-Nov-2015 | By

Festival runs in St Petersburg and Moscow from Dec 9-16.

Social Suicide

'Social Suicide,' 'Doo Dah Man' get producers rep

2-Nov-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Producers reps The Thing Is… are representing worldwide rights to Bruce Webb’s British youth drama/thriller Social Suicide and Claude Green’s The Doo Dah Man.

TWC-Dimension dates 'Six Billion Dollar Man'

2-Nov-2015 | By

Argentina’s Oscar-nominated Damián Szifron is confirmed to direct Mark Wahlberg and production is earmarked for September 2016.

Randall Emmett and George Furla

Signature inks six-film deal with EFO Films

2-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

Signature will distribute six Emmett Furla Oasis Films titles, commencing with Shadow Warrior in 2016.

DOK Leipzig

'Brothers' wins DOK Leipzig's Golden Dove

2-Nov-2015 | By

New festival director Leena Pasanaen also talks future plans.

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ECA reveals new board appointments

2-Nov-2015 | By Violet Acevedo

The Event Cinema Association has appointed four new ECA members to its board of directors.

Go Lala Go 2

Fox International Channels partners with NCM on 'Go Lala Go 2'

2-Nov-2015 | By Tom Grater

The sequel will receive a theatrical release in December.


'Spectre' plunders $80.1m from international arena

1-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 2 UPDATE: The latest 007 instalment from EON Productions, MGM and Sony has smashed records in almost every one of the six markets it debuted in this weekend.

The Martian

'The Martian' orbits $11.7m, openers lost in space

1-Nov-2015 | By

NOVEMBER 2 UPDATE: In the lowest top 12 weekend of the year-to-date, Fox’s juggernaut continued to steam towards a North American high-water mark for director Ridley Scott as the space adventure grossed $11.7m for $183.1m.


'Nise' wins top prize in Tokyo

1-Nov-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

Other winners include All Three of Us, Cold of Kalandar, Land Of Mine, God Willing and Family Film.

The Exchange boards 'Friend Request'

1-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the market CEO Brian O’Shea has added international rights to a horror feature produced by the team behind Oscar winner The Lives Of Others.

'Spectre' sets UK box office record

1-Nov-2015 | By

Goldfinger will be turning in his grave. James Bond refuses to die as EON Productions, MGM and Sony announced on Sunday the James Bond release set a record seven-day launch in the UK.

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Lightning Entertainment enters 'Mind’s Eye'

1-Nov-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based sales agent has added the Toronto Midnight Madness selection to its market roster and will commence talks with buyers this week.

Morelia FF winners

'Minezota', 'Plaza de la Soledad' triumph in Morelia

31-Oct-2015 | By

Carlos Enderle’s Minezota and Maya Goded’s Plaza De La Soledad shared the Impulso Morelia awards as the 13th Morelia International Film Festival concluded in Michoacán, Mexico, at the weekend.


MPI Media Group acquires 'Emelie'

30-Oct-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to concert filmmaker Michael Thelin’s psychological thriller.

Kristen Connolly

'House of Cards' star Kristen Connolly to lead 'Slumber'

30-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cabin In The Woods star joins supernatural thriller.


Radiant Films International boards 'Juveniles'

30-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer and her team will introduce buyers in Santa Monica to the action thriller starring Beau Knapp and Stephen Moyer.


Screen Gems acquires 'Keep Watching'

30-Oct-2015 | By

The studio has picked up the US and majority of world rights from Voltage Pictures to the completed thriller starring Bella Thorne, Ioan Gruffudd and Chandler Riggs.

Marc Fitoussi

Kinology to launch sales on Fitoussi’s 'Trainee Day'

30-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Biggest slate to date also includes Planetarium, Money’s Money and Overdrive. 


Spanish genre aces team on thriller 'Inside'

30-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Creatives behind Buried, [REC] (pictured) and Kidnapped join for English-language thriller.

Happy Family

Emily Watson, Jason Isaacs join monster animation 'Happy Family'

30-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Timeless Films and Ambient Entertainment announce cast for upcoming animation.

Joe Cole

Joe Cole replaces Charlie Hunnam in Thai kickboxing thriller

30-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

HanWay Films to sell A Prayer Before Dawn at AFM; shoot to begin April 2016.

Wide House to sell 'Hitler's Hollywood'

30-Oct-2015 | By

Sales agent Wide House is to be reunited with German filmmaker Rüdiger Suchsland on his next documentary Hitler’s Hollywood for delivery next year.


Stan Lee, Hualien Media create 'Arch Alien'

30-Oct-2015 | By

Hualien Media and Mission Control Entertainment have teamed up with POW! Entertainment’s Stan Lee, writer-producer Bill Macdonald and director Ralph Hemecker.

FEDS training scheme

First FEDS trainee scheme scores strong employment record

30-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Traineeships in film exhibition, distribution and international sales led to employment for more than 50% of participants.

By The Sea

Angelina Jolie's 'By the Sea' among Camerimage special screenings

30-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Plus… Apocalypse Now cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and director Majid Majidi to receive special award for their work on Muhammad: The Messenger of God.

'Spectre' breaks social buzz chart record

30-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

James Bond thriller dwarfs previous record-holder, Fifty Shades of Grey.


IMAX, Fox sign first multi-picture deal

30-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Deadpool and Independence Day Resurgence will both be released in IMAX in 2016.

Bad Santa

Sierra/Affinity bags 'Bad Santa 2'

29-Oct-2015 | By

Nick Meyer and his team will commence international sales next week on the Billy Bob Thornton dark comedy sequel that Miramax and Broad Green Pictures will co-finance and co-produce.

Natalie Dormer

XYZ Films enters 'In Darkness'

29-Oct-2015 | By

Natalie Dormer of Mockingjay and Game Of Thrones will star in the thriller that the Los-Angeles-based company will introduce to buyers at the market next week.

Nicole Kidman

FilmNation, Adrian Lyne join Nicole Kidman thriller 'The Silent Wife'

29-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fatal Attraction director boards script from Captain Phillips writer Billy Ray.

Brenda Gilbert

Brenda Gilbert named president of Bron Animation

29-Oct-2015 | By

The executive has expanded her responsibilities as part of the recent reorganisation of Bron Media Corp.

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'The Martian' and 'Spectre' vie for international box office crown

29-Oct-2015 | By

Fox International’s space adventure goes up against the latest 007 instalment in what should produce a dynamic clash outside North America.

Willem Dafoe joins Arclight’s 'Dog Eat Dog'

29-Oct-2015 | By

The actor has joined Nicolas Cage on Pure Dopamine’s market-bound thriller that Arclight represents for worldwide sales.

Crossing Point

XLrator Media acquires 'Crossing Point'

29-Oct-2015 | By

The US distributor licensed rights from Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B and will release via its Turbo label next year.


Canal+ reshuffles StudioCanal’s comms

29-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Media group takes control of film giant’s communications.   


China to become biggest IMAX market, says CEO

29-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

IMAX will have 500 Chinese sites within a couple of years, with that number potentially rising to 1000.

Bill Paxton

Cast bulks up on 'Mean Dreams'

29-Oct-2015 | By

Bill Paxton, Colm Feore and Kevin Durand have joined Woods Entertainment’s thriller currently shooting in northern Canada.

Tommys Honour

Creative Scotland launches $2.7m fund

29-Oct-2015 | By

The fund will target productions that bring benefits to the Scottish film sector and economy.

Big Dance Family

4Square boards Entity Allstars dance troupe doc

29-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit in step with documentary about the young Britain’s Got Talent finalists.


Curator Films boards 'Antonia.'

29-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based sales company has licensed rights excluding Italy from Italy’s Frenesy Film to the drama and will commence sales at the AFM before heading to Ventana Sur in Argentina in December.

The Krays Kill Order

Revolver US acquires 'The Krays: Kill Order'

29-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome International inks deal on gangster doc.


Content Media boards 'Higher Power'

29-Oct-2015 | By

The sales company is gearing up to introduce buyers next week to DEFY Media and Lorenzo di Bonaventura’s sci-fi.


'Spectre' crosses $24m at UK box office

29-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Latest Bond mission continues to excel at the start of its run, as other films receive half term boost.

Miracles Of The Namiya General Store

Emperor, Wanda take rights to Keigo Higashino bestseller

29-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Japanese novel Miracles Of The Namiya General Store has sold 1.6 million copies in China.

Alexandra Bentley

Philm Company co-founder wins UKTI prize

29-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Alexandra Bentley wins with thriller based around a hostage crisis on the London Underground.

Julianne Moore and Patricia Clarkson

Through Her Lens awards pitch prize

29-Oct-2015 | By

Anna Martemucci’s One Cambodian Family Please For My Pleasure has received $75,000 at the inaugural Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program.

'Spectre' scores UK Tuesday record

28-Oct-2015 | By

James Bond has arrived in style in his homeland as Spectre grossed $9.2m via Sony from its first full day of action.

US BRIEFS: Fundamental, Stan Lee partner on 'Realm'

28-Oct-2015 | By

Plus… Screen Media Ventures gets US rights to Yellow and Red Entertainment lines up Navy SEAL biopic

I Daniel Blake behind the scenes

Ken Loach starts 'I, Daniel Blake' shoot

28-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New drama set for release in 2016.

'Ant-Man' crosses $500m worldwide

28-Oct-2015 | By

The Marvel Studios release is expected on Wednesday to become Disney’s fourth film of 2015 to cross the half-billion mark.

Monster Hunt

FilmRise raises $25m in funds

28-Oct-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

The Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor has partnered with private investment firm Harlan Capital Partners to boost its digital channels.


AFM: Little Film Company boards 'Across The Line'

28-Oct-2015 | By

The film stars Stephan James who will next be see as Jesse Owens in Race and marks the feature debut of Jay Z and Kanye West videos collaborator Director X.

Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Petersen returns to Germany for Warner Bros crime caper

28-Oct-2015 | By

Veteran German director Wolfgang Petersen is set to make his first film in Germany for 30 years.

BFI Player Plus laptop

BFI launches SVOD service BFI Player+

28-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Around 300 titles avaialble at launch; Mark Kermode to offer weekly pick.


TWC acquires US rights to 'HHhH'

28-Oct-2015 | By

The distributor has licensed the Nazi thriller starring Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska that is currently shooting in Budapest.

Martin Scorsese extends Paramount deal through 2019

28-Oct-2015 | By

The studio is releasing Scorsese’s next film Silence starring Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.

Mad Max

'Mad Max', 'Room' in Camerimage competition

28-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Carol, Suffragette and Rams also among 15 titles in competition at cinematography festival.

AFM: The Solution to sell 'Tomboy'

28-Oct-2015 | By

Michelle Rodriguez will star in the title role of noir crime thriller Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale opposite Sigourney Weaver.

Sam Mendes and Daniel Craig

BAFTA to host Sam Mendes event

28-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The director of Spectre and American Beauty will discuss his career to date.

Courtney Noble

Pinewood Pictures hires Courtney Noble ahead of AFM

28-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Acquisitions exec joins from Goldcrest.

World Soundtrack Awards

'Inside Out', 'Birdman' composers win at World Soundtrack Awards

28-Oct-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Michael Giacchino took Film Composer of the Year, while Antonio Sanchez took Film Score of the Year for Birdman.

Rooney Mara

AFM: Rooney Mara, Nicholas Hoult join 'The Discovery'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures are co-financing and Protagonist will introduce the love story to buyers next week.

US BRIEFS: IFP unveils first serialised TV and web content nominees; Dan Stevens joins 'Colossal'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Plus… Film Indpendent announces 2015 Producing Lab filmmakers, Rowish launches Kickstarter campaign and more.

Christian Bale

Paramount swoops on 'Enzo Ferrari'

27-Oct-2015 | By

The studio has licensed North America and most of the world on Michael Mann’s upcoming Christian Bale starrer excluding select territories that Los Angeles-based Insiders will introduce at the AFM next week.

Alison Brie

Voltage bulks up cast on 'The Headhunter’s Calling'

27-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alison Brie and Gretchen Mol have joined Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe and Alfred Molina on the drama that Voltage is bringing to the AFM.

The Man Who Was Thursday

AFM: Concourse Film Trade adds three to slate

27-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ sales company is Santa Monica-bound with a trio of new titles led by The Man Who Was Thursday.

Virgin Mountain wins Nordic Council Film Prize

27-Oct-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Lucrative prize goes to Iceland for second year in a row.

Alice Lowe

Alice Lowe starts shoot for feature directorial debut 'Prevenge'

27-Oct-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Sightseers co-writer and star is directing and starring in Prevenge while seven-and-a-half months pregnant.

Gayle Griffiths

British producer Gayle Griffiths dies aged 49

27-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Highly respected producer worked on Joanna Hogg’s Archipelago and Sally El Hosaini’s My Brother the Devil.


VES to honour Ridley Scott

27-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

The Visual Effects Society will award the director of The Martian its VES Lifetime Achievement Award at the 14th Annual VES Awards in Beverly Hills on February 2, 2016.

First Round Down

VSC snaps up 'First Round Down'

27-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

Video Service Corp has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Brett and Jason Butler’s sophomore feature First Round Down and plan a mid-2016 release.

The Dead Room

AFM: Raven Banner, XYZ enter 'The Dead Room'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Raven Banner has acquired international rights to the recent Sitges world premiere.

Orion The Man Who Would Be King

Sundance Selects nabs 'Orion' doc

27-Oct-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Sundance Selects plans Dec 4 release theatrically and on demand.

The Void

Salt, XYZ enter horror 'The Void'

27-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Witch exec readies horror from writer-directors Jeremy Gillespie and Steve Konstanski.


AFM: Awesomeness Films adds cast to 'Before I Fall'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Halston Sage, Logan Miller and Kian Lawley have joined Zoey Deutch on the coming-of-age film that Good Universe will introduce to buyers at the Santa Monica market.

Sayonara talk event

Androids, heritage in the frame at Tokyo fest

27-Oct-2015 | By

An android actress, giant anime robots and the legacy of Akira Kurosawa were among the offerings at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), which as always presented an interesting mix of old and new.

Amr Salama

Film Clinic launches 'Sheikh Jackson'

27-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: New film by Amr Salama (Excuse My French) to shoot this spring.


DSM: Oettinger stresses special case for film industry

27-Oct-2015 | By

The principle of territoriality should be preserved for the European film industry in the European Commission’s (EC) plans for a Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, according to Günter Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society.

The Solution boards 'Truth In Advertising'

27-Oct-2015 | By

Another AFM sales title has fallen into place as it emerged on Tuesday that Ryan Reynolds is in final negotiations to star in the comedic drama.

Francois Ivernel

Montebello signs first look deal with Gaumont

27-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

François Ivernel’s Montebello Productions signs first look development and production deal with Gaumont

'Ant-Man' takes Chinese box office lead; 'Pan' flops

27-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Ant-Man topped the chart as Goodbye Mr Loser raced past $200m.

Some Kind Of Hate

AFM: 'Some Kind Of Hate' among Devilworks slate

27-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit takes five to AFM including supernatural horror picked up by Icon for UK.

Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette docks with Claire Denis sci-fi

26-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winner joins sci-fi alongside Robert Pattinson, Mia Goth.

US BRIEFS: Codegirl, TransFatty Lives find home at FilmBuff

26-Oct-2015 | By

Plus… Academy announces shortlist of 10 documentary shorts and The Hornet’s Nest collaborators launch distribution alliance.

Ben Kingsley

AFM: Fortitude boards 'Backstabbing For Beginners'

26-Oct-2015 | By

Ben Kingsley and Josh Hutcherson will star in the political thriller for Parts & Labor, Creative Alliance and Scythia Films.


Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Viva'

26-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

The distributor has swooped on North American rights to Paddy Breathnach’s Irish foreign-language Oscar submission and plans a 2016 theatrical release.

Bitter Harvest

AFM: Spotlight Pictures to launch 'Bitter Harvest'

26-Oct-2015 | By

The Los Angeles-based sales company will introduce international buyers to Andamar Entertainment’s $21m drama at the Santa Monica market next week.

R Gervais

Ricky Gervais to host fourth Golden Globes

26-Oct-2015 | By

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has invited back the British enfant terrible to emcee the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills.

Johnny Harris Paul Weller Ray Winstone

Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Paul Weller weigh into boxing drama

26-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Weller to score boxing drama with Independent, BBC Films, Barry McGuigan on board.

bella thorne

AFM: Mister Smith boards 'Midnight Sun'

26-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Young adult romance stars Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger.

Ridley Scott

AFI FEST adds Ridley Scott talk

26-Oct-2015 | By

Festival top brass unveiled on Monday the latest wave of programming including an on-stage conversation with the British director of The Martian.

John Woo

John Woo keeps aim on 'The Killer' remake

26-Oct-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

The action director reveals details of new feature Manhunt, a long-awaited remake of The Killer and his thoughts on retirement.

Viviane Reding

Viviane Reding: EU copyright reform will not touch territoriality

26-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

“Be reassured,” former European Commissioner tells French film industry.

Maxime Saada

Canal Plus CEO calls for more French genre pictures

26-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Amid Canal Plus shake-up, parent company Vivendi ups stake in video games companies Ubisoft and Gameloft.

China Netherlands treaty

China, Netherlands sign film treaty

26-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Qualifying co-productions to access financing possibilities in both countries; eligible Dutch films will be exempt from China’s quota on foreign films.


Bahamas fest announces 2015 line-up

26-Oct-2015 | By

India’s Daughter, Wildlike (pictured) and Eadweard are among the selections at the 12th annual edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival (BIFF), scheduled for December 1-12.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' retains UK lead

26-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s The Martian and Suffragette record slim drops, as Paramount’s Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is the week’s highest new entry with non-final $2.25m (£1.47m), including previews.

Bridge of Spies

'Bridge of Spies' to open Camerimage festival

26-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Steven Spielberg film to open cinematography festival in Poland.

calais jungle

Godard, Desplechin sign Calais migrants petition

26-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

27,000 people sign petition spearheaded by French filmmakers in four days.

Typecast Films goes on 'Iraqi Odyssey'

26-Oct-2015 | By

The US distributor has picked up rights to Switzerland’s Oscar submission and has plot a November 27 limited launch in New York and Los Angeles prior to nationwide expansion in the new year.

Theory of Obscurity

Film Movement pounces on 'Theory Of Obscurity'

26-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

The New York-based distributor has acquired worldwide rights to Don Hardy’s SXSW documentary Theory Of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents ahead of its November 14 screening at Doc NYC.

under the sun

North Korea doc, Oscar hopefuls in Tallinn Black Nights competition

26-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Line-up includes seven world premieres and Oscar submissions from the Netherlands, South Korea and Kazakhstan.

alaska is a drag

'Alaska Is A Drag' wins in Wroclaw

26-Oct-2015 | By

Round-up of news from the sixth American Film Festival and US in Progress showcase.

Rome wrap: 'Angry Indian Goddesses' wins top prize

26-Oct-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Streamlined Rome Film Fest sees inevitable drop in box office and attendance but puts on a good show; MIA launches with scope for content growth.

The Martian

'The Martian' colonises int'l box office on $30m

25-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 26 UPDATE: Active in 75 markets, Ridley Scott’s adventure hit dominated the Hollywood export arena at the weekend and surged past the $200m mark.

The Martian

'The Martian' back on top in North America on $15.7m

25-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 26 UPDATE: Fox’s adventure hit prospered while others misfired, reclaiming pole position on an confirmed $15.7m to boost the running total to $166.2m.

A Childhood

'A Childhood' among Chicago fest winners

25-Oct-2015 | By

Philippe Claudel’s A Childhood (France, pictured) took the Chicago International Film Festival’s international film competition Gold Hugo on Saturday night.

Screen Awards 2015 Distributor of the Year

Universal, 'Amy' big winners at Screen Awards 2015

23-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

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

The Clan US poster

'The Clan' gets US release date

23-Oct-2015 | By

Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox have set a theatrical release for Pablo Trapero’s Argentinian Oscar submission and local box office record-breaker.

Russell Crowe

AFM: IM Global lines up 'In Sand And Blood'

23-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International buyers will get their chance to bid on the $45m Russell Crowe adventure next month, which now has a February 2016 start date in Morocco and South Africa.

'Invade' gets awards qualifying run

23-Oct-2015 | By

The unnamed “clandestine” distribution entity formed by ex-Radius chiefs Tom Quinn and Jason Janego with Tim League has announced a December release for Where To Invade Next.

Clare Binns Screen Awards

Picturehouse exec Clare Binns calls for diversity shake-up

23-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

This year’s Screen Awards Exhibition Achievement Award winner also called for more women in top jobs.

Cartel Land

Oscars: Academy receives 124 documentary submissions

23-Oct-2015 | By

Titles include Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary, Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next and Matthew Heineman’s Cartel Land.

Terry Jones

AFM: Terry Jones to direct animation 'Sherlock Hound'

23-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: SC Films boards 3D family-animation from Monty Python icon ahead of AFM.

Jaimie Alexander

AFM: CMG commits to 'Broken Vows'

23-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has teamed up with Bullet Entertainment to handle international sales on the thriller starring Jaimie Alexander and Wes Bentley.

'Ant-Man' eyes strong China hold

23-Oct-2015 | By

The Marvel Studios hit has reached $289.1m and will seek to build on last weekend’s $42.4m debut in China.

Virtual reality

AFI FEST unveils VR showcase


Organisers at the Los Angeles festival announced on Friday details of the two-day State Of The Art – Innovation, Storytelling And Technology.

Rhys Ifans

AFM: Altitude boards Rhys Ifans, Ed Skrein sci-fi 'Gateway 6'

23-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Malachi Smyth’s sci-fi thriller topped the latest Brit List.

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Norway, Belgium join expanded distribution initiative

23-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Norway’s Arthaus and Belgium’s Imagine Film Distribution have joined an expanded second edition of the distribution initiative launched last year by Poland’s Gutek Film with FestivalScope as SCOPE50.


TIFFCOM highlights growing Asian ambition

23-Oct-2015 | By

Two seminars at this year’s TIFFCOM (October 20-22) in Tokyo touched on Asia’s ambition to make pan-regional or international movies without Hollywood’s help.

Seeds Of Time

ZED strikes Kino Lorber catalogue deal

23-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Distribution deal covers docs and select classics from Kino Lorber’s catalogue.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Rewards doubled for cinema staff who disrupt illegal recordings

23-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Incentive aimed at combatting piracy in UK cinemas during the release of Spectre, Star Wars and The Hunger Games.


‘Spectre’ smashes social buzz chart

23-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Strong showings from Crimson Peak and Suffragette no match for Bond.

Warrion Nun

Perfect Circle, Ten One to adapt 'Warrior Nun Areala'

23-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dean English of Perfect Circle Productions and Robert Burke of Ten One Entertainment are lining up the big screen treatment for Ben Dunn’s cult manga series.

US/CANADA BRIEFS: Wolfe picks up 'Those People'; trio launch Fireglory

22-Oct-2015 | By

Plus… Focus World acquires Puerto Ricans In Paris; Abramorama to release Rock In The Red Zone; The Bequest begins Canada shoot; and more.

'Diary Of A Teenage Girl' earns four Gothams nods

22-Oct-2015 | By

IFP unveiled on Thursday the nominations for the 25th annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards.

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Cornerstone hires Catherine Quantschnigg as head of sales

22-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Quantschnigg was mostly recently vp of international sales at Goldcrest International.

Los Cabos adds 'Carol', 'Remember'

22-Oct-2015 | By

Top brass at the Mexican festival have added a couple of prestige gala screenings and unveiled the World Highlights programme.

Universal Robert Walak

Robert Walak to join Universal Pictures International Productions

22-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former TWC exec to join as co-MD, UPIP, alongside Peter Kujawski.

Vera Miao

Tribeca, Chanel launch Through Her Lens

22-Oct-2015 | By

Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel launched on Thursday the Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey thriller 'True Crimes' sets Krakow shoot date

22-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Principal photography on thriller True Crimes, starring Jim Carrey, will begin in Poland’s Krakow on Nov 7.

Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender's 'The Snowman' to shoot in Oslo

22-Oct-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Tomas Alfredsen’s adaption of Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman, set to star Michael Fassbender, is to become the first major international production to shoot in Oslo.

Antonio Monda

Antonio Monda on his first year as Rome artistic director

22-Oct-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

New festival artistic director talks strengthening the programme, budget cuts and his desire to get Steven Spielberg to Rome.

Patrick Stewart

Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Christmas Eve'

22-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Beverly Hills-based Ehud Bleiberg and his team will launch international sales at the AFM on the ensemble comedy starring Patrick Stewart and Cheryl Hines.

assassins creed

Michael Fassbender keen to build 'Assassin's Creed' franchise

22-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Steve Jobs and Macbeth actor is currently shooting the video game adaptation in London.

Thor The Dark World

Marvel, Fox head to Australia after government funding boost

22-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Thor: Ragnarok and Alien sequel will shoot in Australia, receiving $34 million in government funding.

Dario Argento and William Friedkin

Rome: Dario Argento and William Friedkin deliver candid retrospective

22-Oct-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Cinema greats Dario Argento and William Friedkin joined Rome Film Festival’s artistic director Antonio Monda on stage for a ‘Close Encounters’ discussion. What started as a retrospective; turned into a candid tell-all.  

'The Assassin' leads 2015 APSA nominations

22-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Assassin will compete for best feature at this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards on Nov 26.

Robert Zemeckis

'Back to the Future' fans greet Zemeckis at Tokyo opening

22-Oct-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

The Tokyo International Film Festival kicked off its 28th edition on Thursday with Robert Zemeckis’ 3D high-wire thriller The Walk.

The Free State Of Jones

STX moves ‘The Free State Of Jones’ to summer 2016

22-Oct-2015 | By

In a show of confidence Robert Simond’s distributor has pushed back its Matthew McConaughey Civil War drama to May 13 of next year.

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Rome: Pixar story editor Kelsey Mann talks 'The Good Dinosaur'

22-Oct-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Under strict anti-piracy measures, which included sealed bags and lock-downs on all electronic equipment, Pixar’s story editor Kelsey Mann presented 30 minutes of exclusive footage and sketched images from the highly anticipated The Good Dinosaur at Rome Film Festival. 

The Clan

'The Clan', 'Neon Bull', 'Dheepan' join AFI FEST slate

21-Oct-2015 | By

Festival top brass have unveiled the entire slate after they announced on Wednesday the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts and Cinema’s Legacy programmes set to screen from November 5-12.

Naomie Harris

A24 begins 'Moonlight' shoot in Miami

21-Oct-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

The New York-based company continues its surge into production, announcing on Wednesday that shooting has begun on the drama starring Naomie Harris, André Holland and Mahershala Ali.

Chris Rock

Chris Rock to host Oscars

21-Oct-2015 | By

The multihyphenate will return to preside over the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood on February 28, 2016.

Fair Haven

Little Film Company picks up 'Fair Haven' for AFM

21-Oct-2015 | By

Robbie Little has acquired worldwide sales rights to Kerstin Karlhuber’s directorial debut drama ahead of the market in Santa Monica next month.

Yarek Danielak

MAP Holdings, Arsenal Pictures strike alliance

21-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into AFM, Yarek Danielak’s Los Angeles-based production and sales company has entered into a key strategic partnership.

Earth One Amazing Day

BBC, Shanghai Media Group strike first official UK-China co-pro

21-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary Earth: One Amazing Day to be the first feature produced under the UK-China film co-production treaty; new Sherlock special to screen in Chinese cinemas.

Ryan Kavanaugh group says Relativity acquisition complete

21-Oct-2015 | By

With bankruptcy hearings still ongoing, the investor group led by Ryan Kavanaugh said on Wednesday it had completed its acquisition of Relativity assets.

US BRIEFS: 'Crash Pad' begins shoot; Imax exec to give US-China summit keynote

21-Oct-2015 | By

Plus… VRWERX, Paramount and AMC Theatres bring ‘Paranormal Activity’ virtual reality game to theatre lobbies; Anchor Bay, Foresight Features and Raven Banner line up ‘The Hexecutioners’.

Look Whos Back

Beta takes world sales on Hitler comedy 'Look Who's Back'

21-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Comedy, in which the dictator wakes up in modern-day Berlin, includes Borat-style interactions between the dictator and the public.

Kaarle Aho Klaus Haro Kai Nordberg

Screen pitch winners among Baltic Event line-up

21-Oct-2015 | By

Former winners of Screen International’s Best Pitch Award are among the producers with projects at the co-production market during the 14th edition of Tallinn’s Baltic Event (Nov 16-18).

Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton, Brendon Gleeson to star in 'Hampstead'

21-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cornerstone Films to oversee international sales and distribution.

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Bafta to host first Beijing event; Hugh Bonneville to visit Hong Kong for charity fundraiser

21-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Downton Abbey star to visit schools and take part in an on-stage interview.

Hugo Weaving

'Hacksaw Ridge' adds new finance partners

21-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 21 UPDATE: Demarest Media has joined Cross Creek as producer-financier along with financier Kilburn Media on Mel Gibson’s war film, currently shooting in New South Wales, Australia.

Rome MIA

Distributors discuss festivals, critics and DSM in Rome

20-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Talent wishlists also on the agenda during market panel.

The Last Witch Hunter

Lionsgate, Leone renew Italian output deal

20-Oct-2015 | By

The arrangement covers Lionsgate and Summit titles such as The Last Witch Hunter and the next two Divergent films, Allegiant and Ascendant.

'The Witch', 'Tale Of Tales' to screen in Los Cabos

20-Oct-2015 | By

The festival, set to run in Mexico from November 11-15, has unveiled the selections in its After Dark, American Specials and Green programmes.

Jack Reacher

Paramount, Skydance start 'Jack Reacher' sequel

20-Oct-2015 | By

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back starring Tom Cruise has begun shooting in New Orleans and will open via Paramount Pictures on October 21 2016.

Germany's One Two Films to co-produce Laura Dern-starrer 'The Tale'

20-Oct-2015 | By

Berlin-based One Two Films is making its first foray into Stateside production as the co-producer on Jennifer Fox’s fiction feature debut The Tale, which begins shooting at locations in Louisiana today (Oct 20).

US BRIEFS: Submarine boards Diane Kennedy doc; Shout! takes 'Fender Bender'; Gravitas finds 'Actor For Hire'

20-Oct-2015 | By

Plus… Moon River lines-up James Brown doc; Adaptive hires ex-Paramount exec; Chez Upshaw filmmakers to self-distribute; and more.

Eva Husson

Eva Husson signs with UTA

20-Oct-2015 | By

The French director and actress made her feature film debut with the recent world premiere in Toronto of Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story).

Heneral Luna

Abramorama boards Philippine’s 'Heneral Luna'

20-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

The distributor will release Philippine’s foreign language Oscar submission in New York on October 30 followed by a Los Angeles release on November 6.

Joe Dante

Joe Dante to direct supernatural thriller 'Labirintus'

20-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Goldcrest boards thriller from iconic comedy-horror director.

Relativity completes TV unit sale

20-Oct-2015 | By

UPDATED OCTOBER 21: An investor group led by Ryan Kavanagh has sold the television division for $125m as it emerged that financing issues continued to complicate the chairman and CEO’s plans to steer his company into clear waters.

Russell Levine

Route One, Lost City, Maiden Voyage partner on 'The Shave'

20-Oct-2015 | By

Thomas White and Miles Hubley wrote the screenplay and Route One and Lost City will produce and finance with Maiden Voyage on board to produce.

Saul Goldberg

Covert Media launches TV division

20-Oct-2015 | By

Paul Hanson’s production, financing and distribution company has hired former Electus development executive Saul Goldberg.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal confirmed for SXSW programme

20-Oct-2015 | By

Nine days of panels and workshops will include Christian Slater discussing hit TV show Mr. Robot and authenticity on the small screen and Kerry Washington talking about the rules of social stardom.

china box office

'Goodbye Mr Loser' holds off 'Ant-Man' at China box office

20-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Ant-Man opened with a strong $42.77m but Goodbye Mr Loser is still on top.

Todd Haynes

BAFTA to host Todd Haynes event

20-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The director of Carol and I’m Not There will discuss his three decades in cinema.

Thomas Dillon

Thomas Dillon named chair of Film Complaints Panel

20-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

FCP handles competition disputes within the UK cinema sector.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Singapore Film Festival reveals 2015 line-up; drops closing film

20-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

The festival will screen 146 films from 51 countries, and will honour Mohsen Makhmalbaf (pictured) with a five-film tribute.

Ai Weiwei

Stockholm unveils 2015 line-up; Ai Weiwei to attend

20-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Full line-up of the Stockholm film festival includes feature and documentary competition line-ups.


TIFFCOM: Netflix Japan talks up interest in US originals

20-Oct-2015 | By

Speaking at TIFFCOM today, Netflix Japan vice president David Lee reported strong interest in the company’s US originals such as Daredevil, despite the Japanese audience’s usual indifference to Hollywood content.

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' biggest event cinema opening of 2015

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

NT Live broadcast production around the world.

The 33

'Invade', 'The 33' named AFI FEST centrepiece galas

19-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next and Patricia Riggen’s The 33 starring Antonio Banderas have been added to this year’s AFI FEST.

Kezia Williams

eOne UK appoints head of theatrical distribution

19-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Marketing head Kezia Williams promoted into newly created role.

Scott Veltri

Magnolia promotes Scott Veltri, Robert Maylor

19-Oct-2015 | By

Former director of international sales Veltri becomes vice-president while former manager Maylor is named director.

Deathgasm and I Am Thor

Raven Banner picks up 'Deathgasm', 'I Am Thor'

19-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

The Toronto-based distributor and sales agent has picked up Canadian rights to the films by Jason Lei Howden and Ryan Wise.

'Ant-Man' devours $42.4m in China

19-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest superhero adventure took $42.4m in China to make the territory the film’s biggest after three days.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' tops UK chart

19-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

LFF opener Suffragette lands with non-final $4.5m (£2.93m) from seven days; Warner Bros’ Pan sails to $4.2m (£2.73m) from 506 sites, including previews.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie' begins shoot

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

First image released from the feature co-financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and BBC Films.

Kate Winslet Michael Fassbender

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2015 attendance figures

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Diminishing screen sizes and closure of a key venue led to 4% dip in numbers, festival director Clare Stewart tells ScreenDaily.

Mums List

'Mum's List' starring Rafe Spall, Emilia Fox begins shoot

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Drama directed by Niall Johnson is based on a true story.

Star Wars The Force Awakens poster

'Star Wars' ticket sales surge in UK

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Vue sold 10,000 tickets in just 90 minutes.

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News In Brief: NATO unveils Q3 average ticket prices

19-Oct-2015 | By

In other news, New Films International has set a day-and-date US release for The Sound And The Fury while the Canadian Film Centre has begun the Toronto shoot on 22 Chaser.

Ben Gibson

LFS's Ben Gibson to join Berlin film school amid student protests

19-Oct-2015 | By

Ben Gibson, former director of the London Film School (LFS), is set to become the first non-German director of Berlin’s German Film & Television Academy (dffb).

Julien Temple in Rio

British boom at Mexican festivals

19-Oct-2015 | By Screen staff

Two strong British programmes are running at top Mexican film festivals this month.

One Direction film wins Arts Alliance gold at Event Cinema awards

19-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

One Direction concert film grossed $15m over one weekend.


'Goosebumps' stirs up US on $23.5m

18-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: A solid debut for Sony saw the Jack Black family comedy open top on a confirmed $23.6m from 3,501 theatres as Bridge Of Spies and Crimson Peak came in second and third, respectively.

Beasts Of No Nation

Netflix's 'Beasts' opens in US theatres on $51,003

18-Oct-2015 | By

OCTOBER 19 UPDATE: The streaming giant’s first original film Beasts Of No Nation starring Idris Elba and Abraham Atta ventured into 31 theatres at the weekend, grossing a confirmed $51,003 from Landmark venues.

Hana Makhmalbaf

Goldman, Makhmalbaf projects among Rome co-pro titles

18-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Legende and Parts & Labor scripts among development projects at MIA market.


'Chevalier' wins best film at BFI London Film Festival

18-Oct-2015 | By Matt Mueller

The Witch wins best debut; Sherpa wins best documentary.

Open Road acquires 'Collide' for US

16-Oct-2015 | By

Eran Creevy’s follow-up to Welcome To The Punch stars Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley and is financed by IM Global and China’s DMG Entertainment.


Caribbean OTT platform launches

16-Oct-2015 | By

MAS2TV has gone live following a recent launch event in New York with chief creative officer and evp Dianne Bissoon.

Crimson Peak poster

'Crimson Peak' goes global for Universal

16-Oct-2015 | By

Guillermo del Toro’s chiller starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam looks set to become Hollywood’s dominant global release this weekend.

sally potter

Sally Potter preparing two new films, 'Molly' and 'The Party'

16-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Director heading to New York to cast Molly.


Alibaba offers to buy out Youku Tudou

16-Oct-2015 | By

Alibaba previously purchased 16.5% of the streaming platform in 2014 for $1.2bn.

Elizabeth Daley

USC film school reappoints Elizabeth Daley dean

16-Oct-2015 | By

Elizabeth M Daley will serve an additional five-year term as dean of the USC School Of Cinematic Arts.

the hard stop

Mark Duggan doc 'The Hard Stop' gets UK deal

16-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome haul includes Toronto doc, Partisan and 2000AD.

a streetcat named bob

'Street Cat Named Bob' to shoot in London from Oct 25; new cast join

16-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Joanne Froggatt and Anthony Head join Luke Treadaway and Ruta Gedmintas in the film’s cast.

Black Nights Tallinn

Black Nights unveils inaugural Tridens First Features line-up

16-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The first ever Tridens First Features competition will include 14 titles, alongside two out of competition.


'Suffragette' marches to top of UK buzz chart

16-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The historical drama topped Crimson Peak and Sicario in its first week.

daniel graham

Arrow Films exec to join CinemaLive

16-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Daniel Graham will replace Helen Jones as the company’s head of distribution.


Global Screen seals 'Oddball' sales

16-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Deals have been closed for the Australian family film in territories including the UK, Middle East and Brazil.

a syrian love story

'A Syrian Love Story', 'Mand Falder' to screen at CPH:DOX

16-Oct-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

Anne Wivel’s Mand Falder will open the festival, which will screen 200 docs including 60 world premieres.

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Connecting Cottbus to feature new projects from Ruman, Ostrochovský

16-Oct-2015 | By

The East-West co-production market has selected 10 projects this year, down from 13 in 2014.

La Chinoise

MUBI inks multi-territory Gaumont deal

16-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont deal covers UK, Germany, Australia; additional deals with Cinematheque Francaise, Bordeaux festival.

AFI FEST unveils New Auteurs, American Independents

15-Oct-2015 | By

Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar, Mustang and James White are among selections in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi, set to run from November 5–12.

One Night In Hell

'One Night In Hell' to become feature

15-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Star Wars producer Gary Kurtz is on board a feature version of the animation short from Queen guitar legend Brian May and UK-based Unanico Group.

BFI exterior

BFI opens £1m diversity fund, more UK funders adopt diversity rules

15-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Three Ticks scheme rolled out across funding bodies and all BFI Lottery-backed projects.

Josh Brolin boards 'Unchained' for The Exchange

15-Oct-2015 | By

The star of Everest and Sicario will narrate Unchained: The Untold Story Of Freestyle Motocross, which Brian O’Shea’s The Exchange will introduce to worldwide buyers at AFM next month.

'Mockingjay Pt 2' gets China release date

15-Oct-2015 | By

The fourth instalment in Lionsgate’s Hunger Games franchise will open day-and-date with the rest of the world on November 20.


'The Phenom', 'Urge' among AFM premieres

15-Oct-2015 | By

AFM top brass announced on Thursday that more than 400 films will screen at the Santa Monica market including 80 world and 324 market premieres.


Warner Bros, Legendary plot monster mayhem

15-Oct-2015 | By

In a much-needed shot in the arm for Warner Bros, the studios are building a franchise based on super-species including a 2020 Godzilla-King Kong showdown.

The Girl In The Book

Myriad acquires US on 'The Girl In The Book'

15-Oct-2015 | By

Santa Monica-based company will release Marya Cohn’s drama with Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media in December.

Brett and Jason Butler

Butler brothers prepare 'First Round Down'


Principal photography in Toronto and Hamilton is set to begin on October 20 on Brett and Jason Butler’s latest film.

Caroline Cooper Charles

Creative England appoints head of film

15-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years backer promotes Caroline Cooper Charles.

The Adventure Club

Billy Zane joins ‘The Adventure Club’

15-Oct-2015 | By

Double Dutch International will introduce buyers at AFM to the Trilight Entertainment family feature that also stars Kim Coates.


News In Brief: Gravitas finds 'Anguish', Academy relaunches fest support

15-Oct-2015 | By

Gravitas Ventures acquires Anguish; Academy relaunches film festival support programme; Office to open the 13th Annual New York Korean Film Festival; Film Movement picks up The Seventh Fire.

Matt Alvarez

Matt Alvarez joins Broad Green

15-Oct-2015 | By

The producer of Straight Outta Compton has arrived from Relativity Media and will serve as in-house producer as the company continues to move into original content.

Heart Of A Dog

Dogwoof bites on 'Heart Of A Dog'

15-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for Laurie Anderson’s Venice documentary.

The Survivalist

Bulldog takes 'The Survivalist' for UK

15-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The distribution outfit plans to release the film theatrically in 2016.

Power to the Pixel

'Elemented' wins Pixel Market's Arte International Prize

15-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sci-fi adventure web series among eight projects presented at the Pixel Market Finance Forum. 

IWC Filmmaker Award

DIFF unveils shortlist for IWC Filmmaker Award

15-Oct-2015 | By

Qatari director Khalifa Al Muraikhi, Saudi filmmaker Shahad Ameen and Emirati director Layla Kaylif have been shortlisted for the IWC Filmmaker Award at this year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).

Yellow Flowers On Green Grass

'Yellow Flowers' rules in Vietnam

15-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu’s latest film has become a surprise hit at the box office in Vietnam, raking in $2.67m with 850,000 admissions since its opening on October 1.

kristin irving

Kristin Irving appointed new BFI development executive

15-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Irving recently worked on LFF title Departure.


DCM to take over Curzon contract from Pearl & Dean

15-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

DCM will oversee Curzon’s cinema advertising portfolio from Jan 1 2016.

sally potter

Sally Potter plots digital reboot of 'Oh Moscow'

15-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Multi-platform project was presented at the Power to the Pixel Finance Forum.

Andy Serkis

NFTS partners with Andy Serkis' Imaginarium

15-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UK’s National Film and Television School launches performance capture course with The Imaginarium to meet the need for new talent in the VFX sector.


Netflix: Japanese viewers defying conventional wisdom

14-Oct-2015 | By

As the streaming giant announced on Wednesday 3Q earnings that fell below expectations, chief content officer Ted Sarandos offered insights into performance in two key territories.

the man who knew infinity

IFC Films acquires 'The Man Who Knew Infinity'

14-Oct-2015 | By

Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel star in the recent Toronto world premiere about the Indian maths genius Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Orphan Train

Broad Green to adapt 'Orphan Train'

14-Oct-2015 | By

Michael London and Janice Williams of Groundswell Productions will produce the feature based on Christina Baker Kline’s bestselling novel.

Chris Evans

Production begins on Fox Searchlight’s 'Gifted'

14-Oct-2015 | By

Principal photography has commenced in Savannah and Tybee Island, Georgia, on the drama starring Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, Mckenna Grace, Jenny Slate and Octavia Spencer.

Universal dates Illumination films

14-Oct-2015 | By

Hot on the heels of global blockbuster Minions, Universal has scheduled the release of the next three titles from Illumination.

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StudioCanal launches UK firm Guilty Party with RED, 'Inbetweeners' talent

14-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

StudioCanal is aiming to strengthen its UK presence with the launch of a new TV and film production company.

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Meryl Streep named Berlinale 2016 jury president

14-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

It marks the first time the Oscar-winning US actress has been a juror at a film festival.

Olivier Assayas Kristin Stewart

Assayas, Stewart reunite on set of 'Personal Shopper'

14-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Shoot to commence in Paris on Oct 27 before heading to Prague, London and Oman.

Merman X Pulse

Pulse Film, Merman launch joint venture

14-Oct-2015 | By

The content creators announced on Wednesday the launch of Merman X Pulse, designed to make talent-led branded comedy entertainment.

The Wave (Bolgen)

StudioCanal takes Oscar submission 'The Wave' for UK

14-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk rides more deals on Norwegian box office smash.

All Mistakes Buried

Breaking Glass acquire US on 'All Mistakes Buried'

14-Oct-2015 | By

Tim McCann’s thriller stars  Sam Trammell, Vanessa Ferlito and Missy Yager and will open theatrically and on VOD on January 22, 2016. 


Disney’s Miravista, Total team for Rio rom-com 'Apaixonados'

14-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nanda Costa, Roberta Rodrigues star in Rio Carnival rom-com.


DOC NYC unveils full-line-up

14-Oct-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Top brass announced on Wednesday the full line-up for the festival’s sixth edition running from November 12-19 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea’s SVA Theatre and Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas.

Josh Gad

Josh Gad boards WWE Studios’ 'Gorgeous George'

14-Oct-2015 | By

Robert Halmi Jr’s Great Point Media is also backing the George Raymond Wagner biopic


LGBT film 'Wasp' denied entry to Beirut film festival

14-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Lebanese Censorship Bureau banned the British film, despite it being selected by the festival.

News in Brief: Revolution Studios, NYWIFT

14-Oct-2015 | By

Revolution Studios has purchased the Cold Spring Pictures motion picture library. Separately, New York Women in Film & Television has announced the recipient of the NYWIFT Ravenal Foundation Grant.


Ridley Scott in HFA producer honour

14-Oct-2015 | By

The British director, riding high on the global success of The Martian, will receive the Hollywood Producer Award at the Hollywood Film Awards on November 1.

Secret Cinema presents The Empire Strikes Back

Event Cinema conference to explore developing markets, future projections

14-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The ECA’s annual conference takes place on Oct 19.

Virtual reality

VR "explosion" predicted at Power to the Pixel conference

14-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Experts forecasted the future of the consumer virtual-reality market at the annual event held as part of LFF.

Liz Rosenthal

Power to the Pixel explores power of prototyping

14-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Conference speakers included Kickstarter’s Jon Leland, ScreenHits’ Rose Adkins and BBC Worldwide Digital Studios’ Alex Ayling.

Denmark, Iceland dominate Lübeck Nordic competition

14-Oct-2015 | By

The German festival will screen Grimur Hákonarson’s Rams, Tobias Lindholm’s A War and Klaus Harö’s The Fencer in its 2015 programme.

guy barker

Guy Barker named Production Guild chair

14-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Barker takes over from Kevin Trehy, who will become a vice-chair.

mountain cry

Hark & Company to release 'Mountain Cry' in Japan

14-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

The film will be released in Japan in Q3 2016.

David Linde

David Linde named Participant CEO

13-Oct-2015 | By

The Lava Bear Films founder and former Universal Pictures chairman will start work at Jeff Skoll’s company on November 1.

Neon Bull

'Neon Bull' triumphs in Rio

13-Oct-2015 | By

The sensorial cinema of Gabriel Mascaro, who turned the life of a group of cowhands into a poetic experience in Neon Bull (Boi Neon), was the big winner at the 17th edition of Rio de Janeiro’s International Film Festival.

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'From Afar' among Los Cabos line-up

13-Oct-2015 | By

Top brass have announced the films in official selection at the Mexican festival’s fourth annual edition, set to run from November 11-15.


Lionsgate, Double Take line up 'Z-Men'

13-Oct-2015 | By

The collaboration with the subsidiary of video game developer and publisher Take-Two Interactive Software are teaming up on the graphic novel adaptation.

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Helen Mirren in Israel Film Festival honour

13-Oct-2015 | By

The British star of recent Toronto hit Eye In The Sky will receive the 2015 IFF Career Achievement Award on opening night on October 28 in Beverly Hills.

The Messenger

Kino Lorber acquires 'The Messenger'

13-Oct-2015 | By

The distributor picked up all US rights at the Hot Docs International Film Festival to Su Rynard’s cautionary environmental documentary.

Amma Asante

Amma Asante's 'A United Kingdom' begins shoot

13-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Period drama stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike.


Winston Baker lines up inaugural finance forum in Hawaii

13-Oct-2015 | By

The producer of entertainment finance conferences has announced its first Asia Pacific Entertainment Finance Forum at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

Lee Daniels

SAG Foundation lines up first Patron Of The Artists Awards

13-Oct-2015 | By

The Screen Actors Guild Foundation announced on Tuesday that the inaugural honour will go to Lee Daniels, Megan Ellison and Rob Marshall.

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Paramount, DiCaprio eye VW scandal film

13-Oct-2015 | By

According to reports the studio and DiCaprio’s Appian Way have optioned a four-page book proposal about the ongoing crisis at the German car manufacturer with a view to a feature adaptation.

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Eros International plots 'Bajirao Mastani' release

13-Oct-2015 | By

The distributor will open Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s epic in the US on December 18.

Shaun Barber

Shaun Barber promoted at Lionsgsate

13-Oct-2015 | By

The eight-year company veteran has been promoted to evp and general sales manager of domestic theatrical distribution.

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NATO unveils new officers

13-Oct-2015 | By

Celebration! Cinemas CEO John D Loeks has been appointed chairman following the annual general meeting of the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) in Washington from October 7-8.

Patrizia von Brandenstein

ADG to honour Patrizia Von Brandenstein

13-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

The set decorator, costume designer and production designer will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the 20th Annual Excellence In Production Design Awards on January 31, 2016.

Jeremy Barrett

Jeremy Barrett joins Wondros

13-Oct-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

Jeremy Barrett has joined the LA-based strategic consultancy and media production company as executive producer.

Isabella Rossellini

Dallas Film Society to fete Isabella Rossellini

13-Oct-2015 | By Angela Lee

The actress and writer-director will be honoured at The Dallas Film Society’s 6th annual The Art of Film gala on November 20.

AWFF to screen 'Sivas', 'The Last Reel'

13-Oct-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The first-annual Asian World Film Festival (AWFF) has announced its competition line-up.

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'Shaun the Sheep', 'Song of the Sea' get EFA nods

13-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

France’s Adama also nominated for European Film Awards.

Bertrand Faivre

Faivre: “Why shouldn’t all cinemas be premium?"

13-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

A Little Chaos producer Faivre delivered the PFM keynote in London about day-and-date and the theatrical experience.

The Idol

'The Idol' to open Doha’s Ajyal youth festival

13-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Doha Film Institute unveils first titles for third edition of Ajyal, confirms second edition of Qumra.

Creative Europe

MEPs vote to reverse Creative Europe budget cuts

13-Oct-2015 | By

The reformed draft budget will now be put to vote at the European Parliament.

Kim Longinotto

Kim Longinotto to receive BBC Grierson Trustees’ Award

13-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary filmmaker places a focus on the lives of women across the globe

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'Goodbye Mr Loser' tops China box office

13-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Goodbye Mr Loser knocked Lost In Hong Kong from the top spot.

John Ridley

John Ridley to direct LA Riots film

12-Oct-2015 | By

The Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave will direct from his own script for Broad Green Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.


Music Box acquires 'Flowers'

12-Oct-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Film Factory Entertainment to Spain’s foreign-language Oscar contender. Separately, Cohen Media Group has acquired 30 films from the Merchant Ivory Productions library .


Robert Walak set to leave TWC

12-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

TWC executive Robert Walak is to depart the company this week, Screen has confirmed.


'Tangerine' triumphs in Rio Felix awards

12-Oct-2015 | By

Sean Baker’s transgender drama was named best fiction film as Rio De Janeiro Film Festival top brass celebrated the best LGBTQ films of this year’s festival.

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Film Bazaar unveils line-up of 19 projects

12-Oct-2015 | By

Co-production Market to feature new projects from Kanu Behl, Aditya Vikram Sengupta and Nandita Das, along with Ritesh Batra’s first project as a producer.


'Immortal', 'Walnut Tree' win at Busan

12-Oct-2015 | By

Iranian filmmaker Hadi Mohaghegh’s Immortal and Walnut Tree from Kazakhstan’s Yerlan Nurmukhambetov were presented with the New Currents Awards at the close of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on Saturday night.

Sundance Ignite

Sundance Institute to Ignite young filmmakers

12-Oct-2015 | By

The Institute announced on Monday its new Sundance Ignite project aimed at aspiring 18-to-24-year-olds.

Don Francisco

Don Francisco to receive Precious GEM Award

12-Oct-2015 | By

The Chilean TV personality will collect the inaugural honour on closing night on October 25 of the GEMS Festival hosted by Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival.

'Fantastic Beasts' to shoot in Liverpool

12-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

JK Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off, starring Eddie Redmayne, to shoot in the city.

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Screen, British Council celebrate Stars of Tomorrow

12-Oct-2015 | By Screen staff

Screen International and British Council present Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner.

The Martian

'The Martian' retains UK lead

12-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s Sicario is the week’s highest new entry with $2.5m (£1.6m) as Legend becomes StudioCanal’s second biggest release ever with $25.7m (£16.75m).

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Alistair Hope to deliver LFF Connects: Games talk

12-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Designer of award-winning Alien: Isolation will discuss the intersection between art, technology and entertainment.

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Sky and Disney extend deal

12-Oct-2015 | By Broadcast staff

The extended deal will mean Sky customers can watch the studio’s films nine months after theatrical release.

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CPH:DOX announces guest curators; focus on climate change

12-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Naomi Klein and Olafur Eliasson will both curate programmes at this year’s festival.

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Chow Yun Fat to star in 'Cold War 2'

12-Oct-2015 | By

Chow Yun Fat has joined the cast of Edko Films’ Cold War 2, directed by Longman Leung and Sunny Luk, which is currently in production.

'Mustang', 'Nice People' among Filmfest Hamburg winners

12-Oct-2015 | By

Festival favourite Mustang took the festival’s art cinema prize, while documentary Nice People won the audience award.


Alibaba to invest in Korea’s Real

12-Oct-2015 | By

Alibaba Pictures Group (APG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to invest in Korean action film Real, set to star Kim Soo-hyun.

The Martian

'The Martian' eclipses 'Pan' at international box office

11-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

UPDATED OCTOBER 12: Fox’s The Martian dominated the international marketplace again this weekend, with a confirmed $57.5m from 77 markets. Warner’s Pan went wide internationally and took an estimated $20.5m from 54 markets.


'Pan' fried as 'The Martian' holds US box office

11-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Warner Bros’ Pan struggled to get off the ground at the US box office this weekend while Fox’s The Martian dropped only 32% from its debut.

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Christopher Nolan issues warning over the future of cinema

10-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Interstellar director slams exhibitors who fail to “put on a show”.

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Imagine, All Nippon, Bandai team for 'Tiger & Bunny'

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The Hollywood and Japanese producers are joining forces on a live action, English-language version of the hit anime TV series.

Lionsgate in China SVOD deal

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The US mini-major has signed an SVOD and TVOD deal with iQIYI covering the latest Hunger Games and Divergent installments.

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Geena Davis Symposium: UK stats healthier than US

9-Oct-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The UK industry has something to celebrate about women in film - at least compared to more dismal stats in the US.

Snow Monkey

IDFA unveils 2015 competition titles

9-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

George Gittoes’s Snow Monkey (pictured) and Nick Read’s Bolshoi Babylon among the 15 titles in competition.

'Shameless,' 'Assassin' for Asian World festival

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: The new Los Angeles festival will open with South Korea’s The Shameless and close with Taiwan’s foreign language Oscar submission The Assassin.

Geena Davis

Davis, Schulman set for LA Women in Entertainment summit

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Topics including human rights and empowering the next generation of creative women will be covered at the event, taking place during the AFM.


Warner's 'Pan' to sail into 52 territories

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The latest cinematic version of the Peter Pan story swings into 52 international markets this weekend at the same time as it launches in the US.

Alejandro Inarritu

Inarritu team booked for Produced By: New York

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The director and producers of The Revenant will join Tina Fey, Darren Star and Christine Vachon in the event’s speaker line-up.

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Green Day doc set for worldwide release

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Heart Like a Hand Grenade, about the making of the punk group’s American Idiot album, is to be distributed by a trio of companies.

Euro flag

Germany calls for cultural diversity guarantee in TTIP talks

9-Oct-2015 | By

The German government has issued a clear call for guarantees of diversity in the areas of culture and media in the ongoing TTIP free trade negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the US.

The Martian

‘The Martian’ rockets to top of buzz chart

9-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Suffragette ranks a close second.

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John Williams first composer to receive AFI Life honour

9-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Composer behind Star Wars, Jaws and E.T. to receive the award next June.

British Urban Film Festival

British Urban Film Festival appoints Deacon, Ali, Fontaine

9-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The trio join the board of the festival, which aims to increase the heritage of British diversity.

Oscars: 81 titles confirmed for Best Foreign-Language Film

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Films from 81 countries have been subitted for this year’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.


Magnet takes the world on 'Synchronicity'

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: Sales on sci-fi thriller to begin at the AFM.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis: Gender parity on screen can be changed overnight

8-Oct-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

At the rate of recent growth, it will take 700 years for women’s representation in the media to reach gender equality. That’s not good enough for Geena Davis, the Oscar-winning American actress and founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

Daniel Radcliffe

US producer Green-Light launches international sales arm

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Christian de Gallegos will head the new division, which will debut at the AFM with a slate including Imperium, Custody and Antibirth.

Protesters on red carpet at BFI London Film Festival

Protests and Chantal Akerman tribute kick off BFI London Film Festival

8-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Feminist protesters jumped the barriers at the premiere of Suffragette.


The Orchard picks up 'Southbound' for North America

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Horror anthology from the creators of V/H/S debuted at Toronto.

My Love Dont Cross the River

'My Love, Don't Cross The River' goes to Film Movement

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

South Korean documentary picked up for the US.

Greta Gerwig comedy 'Maggie’s Plan' sells worldwide

8-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist concludes deals on Rebecca Miller comedy, which was sold to Sony at Toronto.

Relativity executives depart

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Relativity Media has lost more senior executives as founder Ryan Kavanaugh tries to lead the company out of bankruptcy and get unreleased films out of limbo.

Inside Out

Disney passes $4bn global box office; 'Toy Story 4' pushed to 2018

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

After reaching the milestone earlier than ever before this year, the studio also revealed release dates for Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2, while Toy Story 4 has been pushed back a year.

Under The Sun

Leipzig to host Mansky, Belc, Gordillo world premieres

8-Oct-2015 | By

New films by Vitaly Mansky, Alexandru Belc and Joseph Gordillo are among the world premieres in competition at this year’s DOK Leipzig (Oct 26 - Nov 1).


Mumbai Film Festival unveils line-up

8-Oct-2015 | By

Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh will open the festival this year, while there will be a restored screening of Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy.


AFM to welcome 70 newcomers

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Sales companies from 18 countries around the world will be first time exhibitors at this year’s American Film Market.

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Aaron Sorkin to receive Israel Film Festival award

8-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The Israel Film Festival in Beverly Hills is giving its film and television achievement award to the the Steve Jobs screenwriter.

Bertrand Faivre

Bertrand Faivre to deliver PFM keynote

8-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Bureau producer/founder to discuss 45 Years and more.


Creative Skillset backs 'Suffragette'

8-Oct-2015 | By Nikki Baughan

While much attention was paid to Suffragette’s starry cast at last night’s BFI London Film Festival premiere, artistic director Clare Stewart and director Sarah Gavron both paid tribute on stage before the screening to the film’s exceptional behind-the-camera talent - many of whom received crucial support and career development from industry skills body Creative Skillset.

Will Firth in Love Type D

Colin Firth's son makes feature debut in British rom-com

7-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Filming wraps on Sasha Collington’s Love Type D.

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

Shout! takes 'Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom' for North America

7-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Arcana Studio’s graphic novel adaptation heads to the US and Canada.

Meg Ryan

Ryan's Ithaca set for festival premiere

7-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Meg Ryan’s directorial debut will get its world premiere at the Middleburg festival, which will also screen several foreign language film Oscar contenders.

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Kodak hires motion picture president

7-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Filmmaker and TV entrepreneur Steve Bellamy aims to help Kodak deepen relationships with Hollywood studios.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Asian Film Market grapples with timing, industry future

7-Oct-2015 | By

This year’s Asian Film Market (Oct 3-6) worked hard to address developments transforming the pan-Asian film industry but compared to previous years, business appeared to be slow.

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TWC ties up 'Marco Polo' deal in Germany

7-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ascot Elite inks physical and EST deal for Netflix series in German-speaking Europe.


ICO launches women in cinema scheme

7-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Training scheme to help women in film exhibition take the step up into senior management.

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Gore Verbinski, Wim Wenders projects secure German finance

7-Oct-2015 | By

Iranian director Shirin Neshat to also receive support from German fund.


Wonderful Cloud for FilmBuff

7-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Improvised romantic comedy A Wonderful Cloud, from multi-hyphenate Eugene Kotlyarenko, has been licensed to FilmBuff for the US.

Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman dies aged 65

6-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film-maker pushed boundaries with her experimental, female-focused films.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Relativity TV sale approved

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Relativity Television will go to a group of creditors, with Ryan Kavanaugh’s consortium set to take the rest of Relativity Media.

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer, Michael Madsen join 'The Broken Key'

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Cast of Italy-set mystery thriller also includes Geraldine Chaplin and Franco Nero.

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AFM speakers include Basner, Sloss, Elwes, Xiaotian

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

This year’s AFM programme will offer new conference sessions on China and festivals and speakers including Glen Basner, John Sloss, Cassian Elwes and the president of China Film Co-Production Corporation.

Birmingham Crown Court

Major film fraud trial underway

6-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The trial of five UK executives charged with film tax relief fraud has begun at Birmingham Crown Court.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston named first BFI Ambassador

6-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The British Film Institute (BFI) has named actor Tom Hiddleston as its first BFI Ambassador.

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George Lopez to star in 'Aloha Santa'

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

George Lopez will play the title character in Infinite Entertainment Now’s Aloha Santa, with Jonathan Yudis directing.

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Alchemy promotes Brooke Ford, Jeff Deutchman

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Brooke Ford adds oversight of Alchemy’s acquisitions team to her remit and Jeff Deutchman gets expanded production role.


East London site touted as potential studio venue

6-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Owners explore studio potential after location shoots for Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Channel 4’s Humans.

Lost In Hong Kong

‘Lost in Hong Kong’ leads strong week for China films

6-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Lost in Hong Kong surged past $200m during the lucrative National Day week.

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Iceland's Pegasus reveals project slate

6-Oct-2015 | By

Snorri Thórisson, CEO of Reykjavík-based production outfit Pegasus Pictures (Icelandic line producer of Game Of Thrones), has revealed details of the company’s latest feature projects.

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Former A-Film exec reveals struggles at Benelux distributor

6-Oct-2015 | By

In an outspoken interview, Erik Engelen, former director of acquisitions at Benelux distribution outfit A-Film (and still a consultant there), has given his views on what has brought one of the region’s most respected independent companies to its knees.

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Talent agent Richard Cook calls for film fund/festival rethink

6-Oct-2015 | By

Leading European talent agent Richard Cook has called for a radical re-thinking of both the European film festival system and of public funding bodies like Eurimages and MEDIA.

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ASC to honour Toll, Peterson and Bennett

6-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The ASC will recognise the trio’s achievements at their annual awards ceremony in February.

The Third Way Of Love

Busan: Mirovision launches sales on ‘Third Way Of Love’

6-Oct-2015 | By

South Korean sales agent Mirovision has launched sales on Korea-China co-production The Third Way Of Love, directed by Korean filmmaker John H. Lee (A Moment To Remember).

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Malaysia’s Sonneratia backs Asia Tropical, Red Films

6-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysia’s Sonneratia Capital has signed partial slate financing arrangements with two local production companies – Lina Tan’s Red Films and Adrian Teh’s Asia Tropical Films.

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Busan: Chinese blockbuster producers reveal success tips

6-Oct-2015 | By

At Busan’s Asian Film Market, producers of Chinese blockbusters shared their secrets to success such as walking their own paths and not trying to emulate Hollywood, Japan or Korea’s systems, even in co-productions.


Nordic focus at Leipzig co-production meeting

6-Oct-2015 | By

35 projects will be presented to 70 potential partners.

Hana Makhmalbaf

Busan: ‘London Stories’ wins at Asian Project Market

6-Oct-2015 | By

Busan’s Asian Film Market closed today with Hana Makhmalbaf’s London Stories picking up the top Busan Award at the Asian Project Market.

Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2015 with LFF

5-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.

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Jamie Foxx to lead ‘Groove Tails’ voice cast

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Jamie Foxx has signed on to voice the lead character in CGI animated family film Groove Tails, from AMBI Group and Imprint Entertainment.

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Jeanne Tripplehorn, Callum Keith Rennie join ‘Little Pink House’

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) and Callum Keith Rennie (Memento) have joined the cast of Korchula Productions’ Little Pink House, which is about to go into production in Vancouver.

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Relativity president Tucker Tooley resigns

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Relativity Studios president Tucker Tooley is leaving the company, just as parent Relativity Media waits for bankruptcy court approval to be bought out by chairman/CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and a group of investors.

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‘Wine of Summer’ readies US release

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

New Films International has set drama The Wine of Summer, with Marcia Gay Harden, for a limited US theatrical and VOD release on Oct 6, with a digital rollout to follow.

No Men Beyond This Point

Samuel Goldwyn takes Toronto sci-fi ‘No Men Beyond This Point’

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to Mark Sawers’ No Men Beyond This Point and is planning a 2016 release for the sci-fi comedy.

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Lionsgate in “advanced talks” over Starz merger

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Lionsgate is in “advanced talks” to merge with US movie channel Starz, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Ellie Kendrick

Game of Thrones' Ellie Kendrick leads 'The Levelling'

5-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Hope Dickson Leach writes and directs Somerset floods film now underway.

Jenna Coleman

ITV drama 'Victoria' first to shoot at Yorkshire Studios

5-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Repurposed RAF site to host Mammoth Screen production starring Jenna Coleman.

The Martian

'The Martian' tops UK chart with $9.9m

5-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sci-fi adaptation posts best-ever UK bow for Ridley Scott; StudioCanal’s Legend becomes distributor’s third biggest release.

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Mipcom: Screen Media acquires ‘Cold Deck’

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: The thriller will be sold at Mipcom this week.


Elad Keidan's 'Afterthought' wins at Haifa Film Festival

5-Oct-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Other winners include Venice title Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me and documentary Rabin In His Own Words.


‘Dégradé’ triumphs at Athens Film Festival

5-Oct-2015 | By

Arab and Tarzan Nasser’s Dégradé took home AIFF’s best film award, while Alante Kavaite won best director for The Summer Of Sangail.

The Last Panthers

Mipcom: catch up with the key drama deals

5-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Round-up of key drama deals struck at Mipcom, which is going ahead despite deadly storms.

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China's Huace, Korea's NEW launch joint venture

5-Oct-2015 | By

Korea’s Next Entertainment World (NEW) and China’s Huace have launched a Beijing-based joint venture and announced their first projects.

The Journey

First look at Timothy Spall as Ian Paisley, Colm Meaney as Martin McGuinness

5-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

IM Global’s The Journey begins production in Belfast.

Iceland’s 'Rams' wins at Zurich

4-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mexico’s Kings of Nowhere wins doc prize; Thank You For Bombing wins Switzerland, Germany, Austria award.

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'Couple In A Hole', '45 Years' triumph at Dinard

4-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Hanif Kureishi also collects honorary award.


Singapore’s Viddsee raises $2.3m

4-Oct-2015 | By

Singapore-based short film platform Viddsee has raised $2.3m in its latest funding round with Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures (CAV) as lead investor.

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Hong Kong’s Fame Universal revs up 'F-Team'

4-Oct-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based Fame Universal Entertainment is producing a feature adaptation of top-rating Chinese reality TV show F-Team, starring Korean actor Lee Min Ho.

The Martian

'The Martian' blasts to top of international box office with $45m

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

OCTOBER 5 UPDATE: The Martian blasted into the international marketplace this weekend, grossing a confirmed $44.6m from more than 50 territories, according to distributor 20th Century Fox International.

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Eurocinema to expand global VOD reach

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The company will launch Eurocinema World, a live channel and SVOD service.

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'The Martian' rockets to top of North American box office on $55m

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

UPDATE: Fox’s The Martian shot straight to the top of the North American box office chart this weekend, opening with a confirmed gross of $54.3m from 3,831 theatres.

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Fox names Sirena Liu China MD

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Liu will oversee the studios’ China activities.

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Paramount boards Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ starring Matt Damon

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Downsizing will begin production next spring.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Ryan Kavanaugh-led investor group to acquire Relativity

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

A consortium of investors led by company founder Ryan Kavanaugh has reached an agreement to buy all the assets of Relativity Media except for the beleaguered mini-studio’s TV division.

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Kim Dong-ho to head APSA international jury

4-Oct-2015 | By

BIFF co-founder and honorary director Kim Dong-ho has been appointed as president of the international jury for this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).


Kirin sells 'The Cravings' to China

4-Oct-2015 | By

At Busan’s inaugural Entertainment Intellectual Property (E-IP) Market, Kirin Productions has sold web drama series The Cravings to China’s Beijing Alpha Transmedia, marking the first IP contract signed at the new event.

Right Now Wrong Then

Finecut sells 'Right Now', picks up 'Fatal Intuition'

4-Oct-2015 | By

Korean sales agent Finecut has secured a raft of deals on Hong Sangsoo’s Locarno Golden Leopard winner Right Now, Wrong Then and picked up mystery thriller Fatal Intuition at Busan’s Asian Film Market.

Polis Evo

'Polis Evo' burns up Malaysian box office

3-Oct-2015 | By

Malaysian action comedy Polis Evo has given the local film industry a much-needed boost, grossing $1.8m (RM8m) in 11 days, to become the highest-grossing local film of 2015.

Making Family

Busan: Korea’s 9ers launches sales of 'Making Family', 'Hiya'

2-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s 9ers Entertainment is launching sales on China-Korea co-production Making Family, a rom-com starring Aarif Lee and Kim Hae-Neul, and drama Hiya, starring Ahn Bo-Hyun and Lee Ho-Won (aka Hoya of boy group Infinite), at the Asian Film Market in Busan


Busan: Finecut picks up Kim Tae-yong's 'Yeogyosa'

2-Oct-2015 | By

Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Tae-yong’s sophomore feature Yeogyosa (tentative title which translates to ‘female teacher’).

Harrison Ford

Britannia honour for Harrison Ford

2-Oct-2015 | By

The BAFTA LA hierarchy announced on Friday that they will present the star with the Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution To Entertainment in Los Angeles on October 30.

Paramount acquires Alexander Payne’s 'Downsizing'

2-Oct-2015 | By

Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon will star in the studio’s third collaboration with Payne.

Anne Hathaway

Voltage, Brightlight strike five-film deal

2-Oct-2015 | By

Shawn Williamson’s Vancouver-based production company Brightlight Pictures has signed a sales agency agreement with Nicolas Chartier’s Los Angeles-based company that kicks off with Anne Hathaway starrer Colossal.


TWC to re-release 'Southpaw'

2-Oct-2015 | By

Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama returns to US screens on October 2 as Harvey Weinstein steps up his Oscar push for Jake Gyllenhaal.

Belly of the Bulldog

Halloween FrightFest to shift from night to day

2-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Guests include James Purefoy and Olga Kurylenko for UK premiere of Stephen S. Campanelli’s Momentum.

Hronn Marinosdottir

Reykjavik festival director reflects on growing event

2-Oct-2015 | By

When RIFF (Reykjavik International Film Festival) was founded in 2004, expectations for the new event were far from high.

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BIFF kicks off with star-studded ceremony

2-Oct-2015 | By Jason Bechervaise

The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off on Thursday night with a star-studded red carpet, fireworks and the world premiere of Indian film Zubaan.

Chico Artista Brasileiro

Rio opens with Chico doc ahead of packed 2015 edition

2-Oct-2015 | By

Rio de Janeiro’s International Film Festival opened last night (Oct 1) celebrating the life and work of local hero Chico Buarque who, at 71, remains one of Brazil’s top composers, musicians and singers.

The Martian

Fox plots 'Martian' landings

1-Oct-2015 | By

Ridley Scott’s space survival story is scheduled to touch down in approximately 50 territories this weekend, fresh from its strong debut at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

EIFF’s Chris Fujiwara resurfaces at new London East Asia Film Festival

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New festival plans launch in 2016; preview event this month will open with the European premiere of Korean box office hit Veteran.

Green Room

'Green Room' wins Fantastic Fest audience award

1-Oct-2015 | By

Jeremy Saulnier’s feature claimed the prize as the Austin event came to a conclusion on Thursday.

The Survivalist

Stephen Fingleton is focus of BAFTA Brits To Watch

1-Oct-2015 | By

BAFTA in partnership with the British Council will present the director of The Survivalist to the US industry at two bi-coastal events next week.

Teri Weiss

Teri Weiss joins Uni children’s production push

1-Oct-2015 | By

Longtime Nickelodeon programming executive Teri Weiss has been hired as svp, head of kids/family development and production at the new Universal Kids Productions group. 

David Puttnam

UK film distribution "worth $1.8bn"

1-Oct-2015 | By Matt Mueller

The Film Distributors Association has today released a report quantifying the value of film distribution in the UK.

The Sniffer

NHK to adapt Ukraine's 'The Sniffer'

1-Oct-2015 | By

Heading into MIPCOM Japan’s NHK has signed a deal to adapt Ukrainian production company FILM.UA’s detective series.


ABMO Films acquires TIFF premiere February

1-Oct-2015 | By

The new Canadian distributor led by Alex Bronfman and Matt Orenstein has picked up the elevated horror film starring Emma Roberts.

The Hippopotamus

Stephen Fry's 'Hippopotamus' secures sales, distribution deal

1-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK comedy The Hippopotamus wraps and inks deals.


Tribeca Shortlist streaming service launches

1-Oct-2015 | By

The platform created by Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises costs $4.99 a month until the end of the year rising to $5.99 in 2016.

Lydia Pilcher

Positive 'women in film' stats in new PGA toolkit

1-Oct-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Producers Guild Of America’s Women’s Impact Network and website Women And Hollywood have launched a new toolkit called ‘The Ms. Factor: The Power Of Female Driven Content.’

IMAX Empire Leicester Square

Andrew Cripps talks IMAX laser rollout

1-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The company’s new IMAX laser system will be installed in 75 locations across the UK, Europe, Asia and North America.

Love Finds You in Valentine

'Valentine' among ACI MIPCOM slate  

1-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based American Cinema International (ACI) heads to Cannes with a slate led by Love Finds You in Valentine starring Michaela McManus and Diogo Morgado.

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NFI to release 'Living Dark'

1-Oct-2015 | By

New Films International (NFI) has set a theatrical and VOD launch for horror title Living Dark: The Story Of Ted The Caver.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Makhmalbaf to receive Singapore honour

1-Oct-2015 | By

The 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is set to pay tribute to Iranian filmmaker in exile Mohsen Makhmalbaf with a retrospective and an honorary award.

Walter Murch

Walter Murch to receive Camerimage honour

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Apocalypse Now editor to receive special award at cinematography festival.

Zhang Wei

Zhang Wei's 'Sound of a Dream' begins shoot

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Shooting taking place at the foot of Everest and in Shenzhen.

Film London Micro Market

Film London reveals Micro Market projects, financiers

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Financiers include Universal, Hanway, 42 M&P, Metrodome, The Works and Wild Bunch

Lionsgate, BVI strike Russia output deal

30-Sep-2015 | By

Buena Vista International will distribute Lionsgate titles in the territory and the rest of the CIS starting with Sicario.


'Concussion' named AFI FEST centrepiece gala

30-Sep-2015 | By

The world premiere of Sony’s Will Smith drama will screen on November 10.

Tom Quinn and Jason Janego

Ex-RADiUS heads, Tim League partner on 'Invade'

30-Sep-2015 | By

Less than two months after leaving the Weinstein fold, Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have resurfaced with a new partnership with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League to distribute Where To Invade Next.

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Snowtown producers launch Carver Films with Nick Cave adaptation, Kurzel drama

30-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: TV projects also on slate for Australian outfit.

Russell Crowe

'In Sand And Blood' to star Russell Crowe

30-Sep-2015 | By

IM Global is fully financing the true story of the captain of a 19th merchant ship who led his crew to safety across 1,000 miles of desert after capture by Bedouin traders.

Tyler Oakley

Awesomeness Films to release Tyler Oakley doc

30-Sep-2015 | By

Snervous Tyler Oakley chronicles the life of the social media celebrity and will open in December in limited theatrical release and across all major digital platforms. 

Monster With a Thousand Heads

Memento racks up 'Monster' sales, Music Box takes US

30-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

MFI and specialist label Artscope unveil Venice and Toronto sales.

Scott Guthrie

Alchemy names Scott Guthrie COO

30-Sep-2015 | By

The former evp of Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment will oversee several of Alchemy’s divisions including strategy & planning, operations, IT and human resources.

'Room', Paul Thomas Anderson doc set for reinvented Rome

30-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

New festival director criticizes “myopic” battle for premieres and reveals London Film Festival “alliance”.

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'Black Sails' star set to debut short film

30-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Toby Stephens’ short In Vitro will be available to watch on the We Are Colony platform from today, Sept 30.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Haifa: Mohsen Makhmalbaf talks arrest, torture and film

30-Sep-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Back in Israel for the fourth time to serve as the president of the Haifa Film Festival jury, Mohsen Makhmalbaf is fully conscious of the simmering anger he provokes among the authorities of his native Iran.

Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn to direct 'I Am Pilgrim'

29-Sep-2015 | By

MGM announced on Tuesday that the British director has signed on to the adaptation of Terry Hayes’ espionage bestseller of the same name.

Sanford Panitch

Sony bolsters film, TV production team

29-Sep-2015 | By

New president of international film and television Sanford Panitch has brought on two key hires at the studio.

Pacific Rim

Universal puts 'Pacific Rim 2' on hold

29-Sep-2015 | By

Legendary and Universal Pictures have removed the sci-fi follow-up to their 2013 sci-fi adventure from its August 4 2017 slot but insisted they remained committed to releasing the film.

Josie Liang

The Solution hires Josie Liang

29-Sep-2015 | By

The former Focus Features executive has joined The Solution Entertainment Group as vp of acquisitions and development.

The Idol

Adopt Films acquires 'The Idol'

29-Sep-2015 | By

Seville International has found a US home for Hany Abu-Assad’s acclaimed recent Toronto world premiere and closed a raft of new sales


Distributon round-up: Screen Media swoops on 'Darling'

29-Sep-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The distributor has acquired world rights to Mickey Keating’s genre film following its world premiere  at Fantastic Fest last Friday. Separately Music Box has picked up Monster With A Thousand Faces.

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Zurich 2015: Screen's dailies


Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the 11th Zurich Film Festival here.

John Penotti

Showbox, Blumhouse, Ivanhoe in six-film pact

29-Sep-2015 | By

The South Korean powerhouse has entered into a co-production partnership with Blumhouse Productions and Ivanhoe Pictures

The Midnight Man

Cinedigm acquires 'The Midnight Man'

29-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights from Expression Entertainment to the crime thriller starring Will Kemp and Vinnie Jones.

The Daughter

UK deals for 'The Daughter', 'Ma Ma', 'Bang Gang', NWA doc

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome inks deals for autumn festival titles and more.

Antony Root HBO Europe Zurich Summit

Zurich Summit: industry braces for consolidation

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

US producers and execs from HBO, HanWay and China’s Wanda Group discuss distribution challenges and impending consolidation.


French lender Cofiloisirs grows UK footprint

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Film4 and Qwerty exec to spearhead UK push into film and TV.

Samuel Goldwyn Theatre

Academy unveils Nicholl screenwriting Fellows

29-Sep-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

In the 30th anniversary year of the global competition, the winners will each receive a $35,000 prize on the understanding they will complete a feature screenplay during their fellowship year.


Tribeca unveils StoryLab participants

29-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Filmmakers John Battsek, Molly Thompson, Kurt Engfehr, Rachel Boynton, Sloane Klevin and Amir Bar Lev are among the filmmakers who be leading this year’s Tribeca Film Institute third annual StoryLab in Brooklyn, New York.

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz gave up on Hollywood "fantasy"

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz had given up on the “fantasy” of a Hollywood career before getting the call to audition for Inglourious Basterds.

Lost In Hong Kong

'Lost In Hong Kong' hits $106.8m

29-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Lost In Hong Kong has become the fastest local film to make $100m at the box office.


Russia's Gosfilmofond plans Cannes alternative

29-Sep-2015 | By

Russia’s National Film Foundation Gosfilmofond is planning an alternative international film festival to be staged in Nice during next year’s Cannes Film Festival.

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Errol Morris reveals IDFA top 10

29-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The festival will screen ten films picked by the US filmmaker, who will also take part in a masterclass.

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Gay docu-drama 'The Circle' to screen at Russia's EFP showcase

29-Sep-2015 | By

St Petersburg’s EFP showcase will features eight titles this year.


StudioCanal acquires 30% of Mars Films; names Didier Lupfer president

29-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Olivier Courson to exit StudioCanal as part of shake-up.

Laim Hemsworth

Hemsworth brothers plan to unite on film

29-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Liam Hemsworth has revealed plans to co-star alongside his brother and Thor star Chris Hemsworth.


Tokyo unveils Competition line-up

29-Sep-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

Competition section features six world premieres including titles from Koji Fukada and Yoshihiro Nakamura.

Marx and Engels

Diaphana picks up 'Young Karl Marx'

29-Sep-2015 | By

France’s Diaphana Distribution has picked up Haitian-born Raoul Peck’s long-gestating project, The Young Karl Marx.

San Fu Maltha

Dutch execs launch distribution company, Periscope

29-Sep-2015 | By

Dutch industry veteran San Fu Maltha of Fu Works has partnered with Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting of Amsterdam-based Submarine Films to launch a new distribution company.

Klown Forever

Distribution round-up: Drafthouse gets 'Klown Forever'

28-Sep-2015 | By

The US distributor has acquired North American rights from Protagonist Pictures to Mikkel Nørgaard’s Danish comedy starring Casper Christiansen and Frank Hvam.

The Clan

Argentina selects 'El Clan' for Oscars

28-Sep-2015 | By

Pablo Trapero’s true-life thriller will fly the flag for his country.

Steve Mosko

Steve Mosko named Sony Pictures Television chairman

28-Sep-2015 | By

The executive most recently served as president of the division.

Trinidad + Tobago winners

'Sand Dollars' triumphs at ttff

28-Sep-2015 | By

Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán romance from the Dominican Republic won the Best Fiction Feature prize at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) awards ceremony.

Simona Brown

Simona Brown joins 'Roots' cast

28-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Casual Vacancy actress joins A+E miniseries as as would-be girlfriend.

Patricio Valladares

Patricio Valladares lines up 'Fade'

28-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jason London stars in the upcoming supernatural horror from the Chilean director.

Karl Urban

'The Wonder' 3D fantasy heads for China shoot

28-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: China-NZ-UK production with Karl Urban, Willow Shields gets cast, finance, director.

'Everest' holds UK lead; 'Legend', 'Inside Out' set records

28-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s Legend becomes biggest British 18-rated film of all time, as Disney’s Inside Out becomes second biggest original animation.

Peter Winther, Lars WInther

Peter Winther, Lars Winther, Jason Speer launch Floodgate Entertainment

28-Sep-2015 | By

The brothers and industry veterans have teamed up with financier Speer on a production venture that kicks off with sci-fi thriller Confluence.

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'Forward. Side. Close!', 'Waffle Street' share HFF honours

28-Sep-2015 | By

The 2015 Hollywood Film Festival (HFF) came to a close on Sunday at Arclight Cinemas with awards presented to films in six categories.

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Harvey Weinstein cancels Zurich fest trip

28-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Harvey Weinstein has cancelled his visit to Zurich Film Festival “due to an unforeseen production emergency”.

Mr Robot press conference, Zurich Film Festival

Zurich: Mr Robot creator sees show as a 'long film'

28-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The saying that ‘TV is the new film’ hits close to home for Mr Robot creator and showrunner Sam Esmail.

Larry Aidem

Larry Aidem joins Fandor as president/CEO

28-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

The arrival was formerly president and CEO of Iconic TV who also led Sundance Channel for more than a decade

Western Religion

Screen Media sets 'Western Religion' national tour

28-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James O’Brien wrote and directed the fantasy Western for 3rd Partner Productions that screened in the Cannes market.

Michiel de Ruyter

Netherlands Film Festival kicks off amid drama

28-Sep-2015 | By

At the Holland Film Meeting (HFM) several new projects and new policy initiatives have been announced.

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga' starts shooting in Dubai

28-Sep-2015 | By

The first project under the China-India co-production agreement – Kung Fu Yoga, starring Jackie Chan – is shooting in Dubai from today (Sep 28).

'Concrete Night', 'They Have Escaped' win in Helsinki

28-Sep-2015 | By

Pirjo Honkasolo’s Concrete Night and J-P Valkeapään’s They Have Escaped were among the winners at the Finnish Film Week (Sept 18-24) in Helsinki.

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' in US September record

27-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: Sony’s animation sequel featuring lead voice work by Adam Sandler ruled the kingdom on a confirmed $48.5m and overtook its 2012 predecessor to register the biggest September launch.

Lost In Hong Kong

'Lost In Hong Kong' takes $100m

27-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: The comedy (Gang Jiong) destroyed the Hollywood competition in another potent reminder of the might of China. Universal and Illumination’s Minions meanwhile crossed $800m.

Secret Cinema presents The Empire Strikes Back

Secret Cinema audience tops 100,000 as 'Empire Strikes Back' event wraps

27-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Production of Star Wars becomes biggest live immersive cinema production to date.

Batman Arkham City

Zurich Summit: film needs long-term approach to gaming

27-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The film industry needs to look at the games industry as a long-term prospect, not a short term money-spinner.

ZFF 2015 Filmmaker Award

Zurich: Christoph Waltz presents first Filmmaker Award

27-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Inaugural prize awarded as part of the Zurich Film Festival.


San Sebastian: Iceland’s ‘Sparrows’ wins Golden Shell

26-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution wins special jury prize; Joachim Lafosse’s The White Knights wins Silver Shell.

Ellen Page at Zurich Film Festival

Zurich: Ellen Page calls for more diverse stories

26-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Actress Ellen Page wants to show more diverse stories on screen as she builds up the producing side of her career,

Jeremy Irons at Zurich Film Festival

Zurich: Jeremy Irons relishes diverse roles

26-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Jeremy Irons has said he relishes the extraordinarily diverse roles he has played recently.

Devika Bhise

'Infinity' producers reunite with Devika Bhise on 'Shambhala'

26-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Newcomer Devika Bhise, who landed a choice role opposite Dev Patel in Zurich opener The Man Who Knew Infinity, is set to reunite with producers Xeitgeist Entertainment Group on their forthcoming production of Shambhala.

A Decent Man

Swiss cinema clocks interest amid challenges

26-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Swiss films have punched above their weight on the international stage this year but the industry continues to face challenges.


EastWest picks up hamster drama 'Raffi'

26-Sep-2015 | By

Vienna-based sales agent EastWest Distribution has picked up international distribution for Raffi (Rettet Raffi) by the German film-maker Arend Agthe.

Félix et Meira

Canada selects 'Félix et Meira' for Oscars

25-Sep-2015 | By

Telefilm Canada announced on Friday afternoon that Maxime Giroux’s film will fly the flag as the country’s foreign-language Academy Award submission.

Labyrinth of Lies

German Directors' Guild nominates 'Labyrinth of Lies', 'Summers Downstairs'

25-Sep-2015 | By

Oscar submission Labyrinth of Lies and comedy drama Summers Downstairs are among films on the shortlist for the Metropolis 2015 directing prize awarded by the German Directors’ Guild.

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ttff panel hears of producer balancing acts

25-Sep-2015 | By

Three professionals discussed their work at a Caribbean Film Mart panel on Friday and attempted to help an audience solve the age-old conundrum: what does a producer do?

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'This Changes Everything': living up to its name

25-Sep-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

On the heels of the Toronto world premiere of the environmental call to arms, the film’s director Avi Lewis and author of the book of the same name Naomi Klein have announced special screenings in 13 global cities from September 26.

Curzon boss reveals ‘Beasts’ UK release details

25-Sep-2015 | By

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Philip Knatchbull talks about Curzon’s theatrical deal with Netflix for Cary Fukunaga’s festival hit.

The Hope Room

Andrew Scott, Ciaran Hinds wrap 'The Hope Rooms'

25-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Starry short wraps for Bill Kenwright Films ahead of company’s feature push.

Home CFM

ttff launches Caribbean Film Mart

25-Sep-2015 | By

“Today we are birthing the Caribbean film industry,” trinidad + tobago film festival creative director Emilie Upczak said upon the launch on Thursday of the regional industry initiative.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' to open in 35 territories

25-Sep-2015 | By

The animation sequel to the 2012 family hit arrives day-and-date with North America in 35 territories this weekend.


Raven Banner acquires 'Crabs!'

25-Sep-2015 | By

Pierce Berolzheimer wrote and directs the love letter to practical effects and old school creature features.

Zhang Yimou

Asia Society Southern California sets U.S.-China Film summit

25-Sep-2015 | By

Zhang Yimou will receive a lifetime achievement award at the sixth annual event on November 5 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Hollywood.

'Everest' ascends UK buzz chart

25-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Holdover Everest topped Ridley Scott’s forthcoming sci-fi The Martian on this week’s social media buzz chart.

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Isaacs, Newell on UK Jewish FF jury

25-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Jewish Film Festival launches inaugural best debut feature prize; competition titles include Son Of Saul and Labyrinth Of Lies.

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'1944' producer turns to comedy with 'The Reunion' remake

25-Sep-2015 | By

The Danish comedy The Reunion (Klassefesten) from 2011 is being given an Estonian remake by 1944’s producer Kristian Taska of Taska Film.

The Rack Pack

BBC iPlayer orders first scripted feature film

25-Sep-2015 | By Matthew Campelli

The BBC has commissioned its first feature-length scripted film for iPlayer - a comedy drama based on the rivalry between snooker players Alex Higgins and Steve Davis.

Mr Robot

Amazon acquires 'Mr Robot' for UK, Germany, Austria

25-Sep-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Amazon has continued its aggressive acquisition of first-run TV shows with the purchase of US hacker drama Mr Robot.

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Netflix & Vimeo launch on Oculus VR headset

25-Sep-2015 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Netflix, Hollywood studio Fox and VoD service Vimeo have partnered with Oculus to develop apps that will enable consumers to view their content via its virtual reality headset.

Hold the Dark

A24, Jeremy Saulnier reunite on 'Hold The Dark'

24-Sep-2015 | By

Weeks after the New York-based distributor came on to release recent Toronto selection Green Room the parties are planning follow-up Hold The Dark.

SPC acquires 'Maggie’s Plan'

24-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has snapped up North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, CIS, Hungary, Romania, China and various other Asian territories to Rebecca Miller’s recent Toronto world premiere.

Wild Bunch

Wild Bunch launches TV division

24-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Independent cinema champion extends activities into television

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan returns as IFTA chairman

24-Sep-2015 | By

As previously reported exclusively on Screendaily, the GFM Films partner has been voted in for his third term as chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA).


Music Box acquires 'Francophonia'

24-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from Berlin-based Films Boutique to Alexander Sokurov’s recent Venice and Toronto selection. Separately, SPHE and Discovery have signed a home entertainment pact.

Breaking Bad

Netflix: pilots do not hook viewers

24-Sep-2015 | By

A survey of more than 20 shows in 16 countries conducted by the streaming behemoth has revealed that viewers do not turn into fans after the first episode.

Brooklyn Bizarre

Breaking Glass picks up US rights to Brooklyn Bizarre

24-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has acquired from Visit Films Etienne Faure’s coming-of-age drama that screened in Panorama in Berlin earlier this year.

Below Her Mouth

'Below Her Mouth' begins Toronto shoot

24-Sep-2015 | By

Principal photography has begun on the new drama from Serendipity Point Films, whose Holocaust drama Remember screened in Venice and Toronto.

The Book Of Negroes

ttff panellists discuss keeping costs down

24-Sep-2015 | By

Keeping costs low is often a case of “backing into a number”, one producer told trinidad + Tobago film festival’s Caribbean Film Mart attendees at a co-production session on Wednesday.

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Film London launches female-focused short film fund

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Two women-only teams will receive production funding for short film projects.

Becoming Bulletproof

Virgil Films picks up 'Becoming Bulletproof'

24-Sep-2015 | By

The North American rights deal with Preferred Content precedes a September 25 release at IFC Center in New York followed by Los Angeles and additional markets.

Cassian Elwes

Second Horizon Award open for submissions

24-Sep-2015 | By

The competitive honour to create new opportunities for young female directors launched its second annual Indiegogo campaign on Thursday.

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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Junun' to debut on MUBI

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The film will be available on the online streaming service one day after its pemiere at New York Film Festival.

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Record-breaking 'Fack Ju Göhte 2' scores international sales

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The sequel recorded the biggest ever domestic opening for a German film.

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'Dragonfly' doc named best pitch at Finnish Film Affair

24-Sep-2015 | By

Once I Was A Dragonfly was selected from 10 works in progress presented to the festival’s jury.

san sebastian works in progress

'The Cambridge Squatter' wins San Sebastian films in progress award

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Eliane Caffé’s film scooped the Industry Award prize.

San Sebastian Industry Club

'The Omission' wins San Sebastian co-production forum

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Omission wins best project while Memorias Del Calabozo receives a special mention.

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'Await Further Instructions' to shoot at GSP Studios

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Sci-Fi Thriller from director Johnny Kevorkian will film at the studios for five weeks from Oct 5.

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'The Library Suicides' shoot underway

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Filming will last for three weeks on location at the National Library of Wales.


Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar submissions 2016

24-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Entries for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

Desiree Akhavan

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2015 juries

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Desiree Akhavan to head First Feature Competition jury; Jarvis Cocker to host annual awards ceremony.

Gary Hamilton

Arclight, Huace Group launch Aurora Alliance Films

23-Sep-2015 | By

Gary Hamilton has struck a partnership with president Zhao Yifang of China’s Huace Group to collaborate on a slate of at least three high-concept features a year.

Blind Date

COLCOA sets 2016 dates

23-Sep-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the dates for 20th anniversary edition of the festival.

Jorel's Brother

Brazil’s Glaz, Copa Studio to merge

23-Sep-2015 | By

The Brazilian TV and film production company and the animation studio will announce the merger at Mipcom on October 6.

'Carol', '45 Years' to screen in Chicago

23-Sep-2015 | By

Festival top brass have unveiled the complete line-up of films that includes six world premieres, 10 North American premieres and 27 US premieres.

Aardman Nathan Love partners

Aardman acquires US animation firm Nathan Love

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Marks the first permanent production facility outside the UK for the Wallace and Gromit studio.

A War

Oscars: Denmark submits Tobias Lindholm's 'A War'

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

War drama to be submitted for the Best Foreign-Language Film category.

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Beta scores sales of 'The People vs. Fritz Bauer'

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Historical thriller secures deals out of Toronto.


Warsaw Film Festival unveils competition line-up

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Demon, from late director Marcin Wrona, among those in competition.


IFP names inaugural Phosphate Prize At IFP winner

23-Sep-2015 | By

Writer-director Philiane Phang will receive the honour, which includes a $25,000 grant funded by Phosphate Productions.

lettie burton

Universal's Lettie Burton joins Untitled Communications

23-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

She joins the UK-based entertainment PR agency, which launched in June this year.

Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman heads to Devour!

23-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Actor Bill Pullman is set to present his favourite food film, 1987’s Babette’s Feast, as the opening-night film at the world’s largest culinary film festival, Devour!, which runs Nov 4-8 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Front Cover

Edko to open 'Front Cover' in Hong Kong

23-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Edko Films has acquired all Hong Kong and Macau rights to Ray Yeung’s gay comedy drama Front Cover, with a Hong Kong theatrical release scheduled for the first quarter of 2016.

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'The Big Short' to close AFI FEST

22-Sep-2015 | By

Adam McKay’s adaptation of the Michael Lewis book will conclude the festival on November 12.


Distribution round-up: Saban picks up 'MI-5'

22-Sep-2015 | By

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to the Kit Harrington thriller based on the BBC TV series.

Michelle Krumm

Michelle Krumm joins South Australian Film Corporation

22-Sep-2015 | By

Former The Weinstein Company and Miramax acquisitions executive has been named head of production development and studio at the SAFC.

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Production round-up: Jeff Nichols begins 'Loving' shoot

22-Sep-2015 | By

Big Beach and Raindog Films have commenced principal photography in Virginia on Loving, the director’s follow-up to Mud. Wild Bunch handles international sales and CAA represents US rights.

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Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis cast in 'Lady Macbeth'

22-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway in UK on next iFeatures film, its first period drama.

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Starline takes Holocaust survivor doc 'Little Angels'

22-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards Marco Niemeijer’s documentary.

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Film Independent / LMU unveil screenwriting Fellows

22-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Tom Huang will be awarded the Loyola Marymount University School Of Film And Television Screenwriting Fellowship, granting him $10,000 to develop his script for the Screenwriting Lab.

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UK man arrested in illegal recordings investigation

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

A Nottinghamshire man has been arrested on suspicion of recording newly-released films at cinemas and posting the footage on the internet.

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Oscars: Israel submits 'Baba Joon'

22-Sep-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Yuval Delshad’s debut centres on a a family of Iranian immigrants.


Oscars: France submits 'Mustang'

22-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Debut feature set in Turkey to represent France. 

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Oscars: Belgium submits 'The Brand New Testament'

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Jaco Van Dormael’s religious satire debuted at Cannes.

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Sundance Institute names Episodic Story Lab Fellows

22-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Matt Berninger of band The National, Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim from Academy-nominated The Square and Blue Valentine co-writer Cami Delavigne are among participants selected for Sundance Institute’s second Episodic Story Lab.

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Could Wanda partner with Netflix in China?

22-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group has had discussions with streaming giant Netflix about its potential move into the Chinese market.

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San Sebastian debate: Piracy as an opportunity?

22-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Europa Distribution’s panel looked at issues around online film releases, from piracy to branding to data analysis.

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Power to the Pixel reveals full programme

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The 2015 Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum will this year feature a dedicated section on virtual reality as well as talks from the BBC on commissioning strategies and Kickstarter on growing audiences.

'Carol' producer Elizabeth Karlsen to head Zurich jury

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Missing Picture producer Catherine Dussart to head documentary jury.

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Mannheim to honour Olivier Assayas

22-Sep-2015 | By

Clouds of Sils Maria director to receive Master of Cinema Award.

A Family Affair

IDFA to open with Tom Fassaert's 'A Family Affair'

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival to open with the new film from the director of An Angel In Doel.

Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc recruits 90,000 UK viewers

22-Sep-2015 | By Matthew Campelli

The controversy surrounding Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary, Going Clear, could not help it avoid an audience smaller than UK broadcaster Sky Atlantic’s slot average.

BFI Luminous auction includes Cannes Film Festival prize

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Other prizes include a private screening with Mel Brooks and Martin Scorsese’s signed director’s chair from Hugo.

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'The Veils', 'Cranley Gardens' head to IFP No Borders Market

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Two UK projects, both centred on estate agents looking to sell ‘cursed’ properties, will pitch to buyers, sales agents and financiers.


'Mission: Impossible 5' tops 'Minions' in China

22-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation amassed $33.70m for a $120.29m cume.

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'I Want To Be Like You' begins shoot; adds Kim Bodnia to cast

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The film will shoot in London before moving to Bulgaria and Belgium.


'Parched' sells for Seville International

21-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seville International has concluded a raft of key sales on Leena Yadav’s recent Toronto Special Presentation.

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Sophie Cookson to star in 'The Crucifixion'

21-Sep-2015 | By

The 2014 Screen International UK Star of Tomorrow has joined the supernatural thriller from genre master Xavier Gens that commenced shooting in Romania on Monday.

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Netflix, Curzon partner for 'Beasts Of No Nation' UK theatrical release

21-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

African child soldier drama will open in the UK on Oct 9, a week before it debuts on Netflix.


Toronto wrap: more buyers, less fanfare

21-Sep-2015 | By

As Toronto came to a close the Industry Office reported that the number of attending buyers climbed 9% over last year as observers bemoaned a lack of activity.

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Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards finallists announced

21-Sep-2015 | By

NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, writer-director Richard LaGravenese and TV maven Shonda Rhimes will judge the 60th annual contest.

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'Closet Monster' among Atlantic Film Festival winners

21-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Stephen Dunn’s drama and recent Toronto selection earned the filmmaker Best Atlantic Director and Best Atlantic Screenwriter honours at the 35th annual event in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Warner Bros, China Media Capital form production venture

21-Sep-2015 | By

Warner Bros and China Media Capital (CMC) are forming a joint venture, Hong Kong-based Flagship Entertainment Group, to develop Chinese-language films for the international market.


Durga, IFP unveil Durga Entertainment Filmmaker Grant recipient

21-Sep-2015 | By

New York-based production company Durga Entertainment and IFP have announced the honouree of the second annual grant.

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Steve Golin to receive Zurich award

21-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Oscar-nominated producer is attending the festival with his latest film Spotlight.

Spanish cinema attendance up 4%

21-Sep-2015 | By Juan Sarda

San Sebastian: Spanish attendance grows 4% while market share for local productions expected to hit 20% by end of the year; Cannes criticised for “ignoring” Spanish cinema

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'Summers Downstairs' wins at Oldenburg

21-Sep-2015 | By

Tom Sommerlatte’s debut Summers Downstairs (Im Sommer wohnt er unten) was picked by the audience at this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival (Sep 16-20) for the German Independence Award.

'Everest' tops UK box office with $4.9m

21-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s Legend edges towards £10m as Disney’s Inside Out is primed to become the second highest grossing original animation of all time.

'Scorch Trials' rules US on $30.3m

20-Sep-2015 | By

The opening weekend of the Maze Runner sequel is roughly on a par even when adjusted for inflation with the Fox original’s $32.5m number one opening weekend exactly one year ago.

'Room' wins Toronto audience award

20-Sep-2015 | By

TORONTO: Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed drama starring Brie Larson has won Toronto’s People’s Choice Award in what is likely to further boost its awards season prospects.

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'Scorch Trials' earns $43.3m int’l

20-Sep-2015 | By

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21: Maze Runner: Scorch Trials was active in 66 markets over the weekend as the early running total climbed to $78m and counting.


Toronto: STX nears pricey 'Hardcore' deal

20-Sep-2015 | By

The new buyer is closing on possibly the biggest buy of Toronto as it swooped on world rights ahead of what Screen International understands will be an offload of international rights to a studio.

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San Sebastian: Experts court changing audiences

20-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

HBO is planning to commission 15-minute web series as one of its plans to keep up with digital native audiences.

Universal crosses $4bn at international box office

20-Sep-2015 | By

BOX OFFICE: The studio smashed another record on Saturday (Sept 19) as it became the first to cross the milestone.

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Arab Cinema Center readies third edition at Malmo

20-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Follows launches at Berlin and Cannes.


San Sebastian kicks off with Amenabar's 'Regression'

19-Sep-2015 | By Juan Sarda

Alejandro Amenabar discusses delayed US release and a penchant for international stories after opener garners mixed response.

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'Sunset Song', 'Mr. Right', 'Neon Bull' sell in TIFF

18-Sep-2015 | By

A trio of festival titles have found US homes including the closing night film.

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Dutch distributor A-Film "close to bankruptcy"

18-Sep-2015 | By

A-Film, for many years one of the leading independent arthouse distributors in the Netherlands, is teetering close to bankruptcy.


Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' acquired for UK

18-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Venice Grand Jury Prize winner.