The final film of Jan Nemec, who died in March, to play in the main competition.
Bankside secures key deal following Tribeca world premiere.
EXCLUSIVE: Memento also secures deals for Bruno Dumont’s Cannes contender Slack Bay.
Disney’s Alice sequel has to settle for second with $3.3m (£2.23m) debut; Curzon Artificial Eye’s Love & Friendship enjoys excellent $381,000 (£261,330) bow from 80 sites.
JFF to pay tribute to Israeli actress and film-maker who died in April.
Beijing-based studio Enlight Media is paying $245m for a 19% stake in China’s largest online ticketing platform Maoyan.
Diagnosis stars Screen Star of Tomorrow Charlotte Spencer [pictured].
Nazi hunter thriller wins best film at the annual ‘Lolas’.
Amazon is ramping up its offerings of original content in Japan as it strives to keep pace with Netflix, which is also aggressively moving ahead with plans to roll out locally-produced TV shows.
Seminars will include masterclasses on VFX and location management and panels on production design and UK tax relief.
Monsieur Gangster, In The Realm Of The Senses and The Big Blue among first titles to be featured.
MAY 30 UPDATE: Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse launched summer and propelled the four-day Memorial Weekend into the all-time top ten with a muted $80m debut, while Buena Vista’s Alice Through The Looking Glass flopped.
Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.
Paramount and Bad Robot’s adventure will begin shooting in Los Angeles on June 10 with JJ Abrams serving as producer.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Luxbox secures new sales on Un Certain Regard title.
Period drama stars Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay.
Almost half of UK exhibitors are now screening live cinema experiences.
The festival will also honour Mad Max: Fury Road producer Iain Smith.
The UK outfit is bolstering its day-and-date offering with the introduction of live red carpet features and post-film Q&As.
Coming-of-age feature to world premiere at Edinburgh festival.
The distributor will open the World War II thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in late summer.
Superhero sequel dwarfs Alice, TMNT, Warcraft.
The studio has won a bidding war for rights to the action property that will be set in China and reunites Johnson with his Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.
Plus: MPI acquires If There’s A Hell Below; Saban buys Come And Find Me; Shout! Factory, Legacy Classics in production-distribution pact; and more
Fifty Shades Of Grey star to attend opening of the festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.
The director-star pairing from Prisoners and The Enemy are to adapt a Jo Nesbo thriller for Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Bold Films.
UK producer behind Palme d’Or winners I, Daniel Blake and The Wind That Shakes The Barley to discuss creative talent.
Psychological thriller completes Rome shoot.
Full programme revealed for this year’s East End Film Festival.
Montreal’s genre festival also unveils first wave of titles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary edition.
Anonymous benefactor reignites plans to radically transform the BFI’s home on London’s South Bank.
Members of Grand Jury Award also revealed, which will be supported by Screen International and Broadcast.
EXCLUSIVE: The Canadian distributor has added one of the most sought-after projects from the Cannes Marché to its slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].
The celebrated Czech film-maker and Athanor Productions have launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site for what the surrealist artist and director has said will be his final film.
The distributor has picked up UK rights to The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and Southside With You.
Paul Hanson has signed a two-year, first look co-financing and co-production deal with the former Revolution Studios partner and producer of Knight And Day and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise.
Plus: The Orchard acquires Operator; Janus Films takes Cameraperson; and more…
As it reports its Q1 financials, Europe’s largest exhibitor has revealed that it plans to open 20 new cinemas across Europe by 2020.
A total of $45m in grants were awarded to the UK’s creative sector across 2014-15.
The updated Audiovisual Directive will enforce VoD platforms such as Netflix to ensure at least a 20% share of European content in their catalogues.
Chairman nominee Kim Dong-ho has told Screen he believes the festival will avoid the boycott.
Performance poet with Asperger’s brings his experience to debut film.
Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.
New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.
Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions have signed an overall deal to write, produce and star in an untitled animated project for STX Entertainment.
The actors have joined Margot Robbie on board the noir thriller that Highland Film Group (HFG) continued to sell internationally in Cannes.
STX’s $50m play, Amazon Studios’ charm offensive and other takeaways from this year’s market.
The UK genre film festival also announces a new headline sponsor, Horror Channel.
Top brass announced on Tuesday the run dates for the event’s 28th edition.
Anti-piracy body is set to lose 50% of its funding within six months.
Angry Birds beat Captain America to the top spot; Divergent opened in third.
Plus: Gravitas Ventures picks up Cardinal Matters; Screamfest announces October dates
First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.
Miramax and Blumhouse Productions to resurrect horror franchise.
TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen.
EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Mehandjiyska and her team have reported a strong response on the Croisette to the thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.
The company has come on board to handle international sales on BBC America’s upcoming original scripted series based on the Douglas Adams books.
The North American rights deal with ICM Partners on Walter Hill’s crime thriller caps a busy Cannes for the distributor.
MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.
EXCLUSIVE: Actress Lorynn York joins comedy Airplane Mode from Vine sensation.
Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie falls only 7% in its second weekend to reach $6.7m (£4.6m) to date.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.
Plus: Alcon plots Garfield film franchise; NBR sets 2017 awards gala date; and more…
British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.
Maren Ade’s comedy-drama set the highest score in the history of the Jury Grid.
Producers were highly active on the Croisette as deals flowed in the wake of increased co-production opportunities with the South American country.
MAY 23 UPDATE: Sony’s adaptation of the bestselling phone app game toppled Captain America: Civil War from its perch as it secured a number one berth.
Plus: The Orchard picks up The Dinner; IMAX, Starbreeze in VR pact; and more…
Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.
The Together Project was directed by Solveig Anspach, who died last August.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also acquires upcoming sports biopic Borg vs McEnroe, Directors’ Fortnight title After Love and Scottish indie music doc Lost In France.
Other winners included Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Albüm and Wregas Bhanuteja’s Penjak.
EXCLUSIVE: Horror marks first feature from new production company.
Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon also fails to impress Screen’s roster of critics.
Hong Kong-based Young Live Entertainment (YLE) has sold action title SPL2: A Time For Consequences to Japan’s Twin Co.
EXCLUSIVE: Opportunities available for new and emerging filmmakers, and pitching sessions among programme.
EXCLUSIVE: Production underway in Africa on drama from Searching For Sugar Man executive.
Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.
EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.
Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.
A total of 16 features will receive funding from the country’s national film centre.
The initiative will support 20 projects exploring alternative storytelling through digital technologies.
Pan-European initiative aims to “bring film to the classroom”.
Belga Films Fund (BFF) has raised more than $5.6m (€5m) for Ben Stassen’s new animated feature, The Son Of Bigfoot.
Animation co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.
Terry Gilliam revealed further details about his long in the works Don Quixote film in Cannes.
The story of Cannes 2016 continued apace on Wednesday as Asghar Farhadi’s late addition to the Competition became one of the latest titles headed for Prime Video customers.
STX made a big splash, while Amazon’s charm offensive overshadowed Netflix.
EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal takes UK rights for riots drama..
EXCLUSIVE: Post-Egyptian revolution drama set in police van opened Un Certain Regard.
Amazon executives discussed sales companies, emerging filmmakers, women directors and disruption.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is set in Paris’s African neighbourhood of Chateau d’Eau.
Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 69th Cannes Film Festival here.
The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy has gone to Brazil and Italy.
EXCLUSIVE: MFI clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: French company Jour2fête closes agreements.
EXCLUSIVE: Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.
EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.
Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.
The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.
FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.
EXCLUSIVE: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.
EXCLUSIVE: This year’s edition of the market will utilise the renovated Monica Film Center and the Arclight at the Santa Monica Place shopping centre.
Iceland’s Reykjavik film festival will host both directors at its 13th edition.
Plus: Adopt takes UCR entry Beyond The Mountains And Hills: Oscilloscope snaps up two.
Festival’s soundtrack awards will have a TV focus this year, including performances of the Fargo and House Of Cards [picturted] soundtracks.
EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken all international rights on the Robert Hamilton horror from Blue Fox.
Service plans to roll out in 140 countries.
Projects to receive funding include a remake of Roman Holiday, which the Lazio governor says has attracted interest from Robert De Niro.
In a splashy Cannes deal, Netflix has pre-bought worldwide rights to upcoming thriller Wheelman and is understood to be closing in on Iraqi war drama Sand Castle.
EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk secures pre-sales on serial killer feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Film expected to premiere in A-list autumn festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Road movie has premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.
EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct Chad St John’s sci-fi thriller screenplay.
Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox have consolidated their international sales operations to form IMR International.
Captain America: Civil War tops again, while Song Of The Phoenix saw huge gains after begging for screens.
Mongrel International has licensed UK rights in Cannes to Viva, last season’s Irish foreign-language Oscar submission.
EXCLUSIVE: Other Angle also closed deals on
EXCLUSIVE: Company also takes Cannes titles Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, The Salesman.
Festival will revamp its market offering this year under the new name Venice Production Bridge.
Talking to Screen in Cannes, the European commissioner said that there had been scaremongering around the issue.
Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.
EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.
Drama starring Adam Driver clocked the second highest score of the year.
Successful pitches will be crowdfunded through kickstarter.
The sales and production company specialises in genre, but is looking to explore other genres.
Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.
EXCLUSIVE: Go Ayano stars in the film crime drama based on detective Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography.
EXCLUSIVE: Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovsky have revealed their production slate in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel has joined the Australian suspense thriller along with San Andreas actor Morgan Griffin.
EXCLUSIVE: The US sales company has also started talks on Sarah Gordon’s It Had To Be You.
EXCLUSIVE: Andreas Johnsen’s documentary debuted at Tribeca.
The five award-winning directors will each make a short film inspired by a piece of art from their region.
India’s Minister of State revealed the portal in Cannes.
Territory aims to forge stronger ties with five territories here in Cannes to boost co-productions.
Shaun The Sheep director Darren Walsh will helm the feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Original racked up more than 1.3 million admissions.
Studio which has hosted Sony’s Outlander [pictured] gets council approval for expansion.
Paul Franklin, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor behind Inception and Interstellar, to make directorial debut.
The distributor has picked up US rights from Wild Bunch to Ken Loach’s Competition entry.
EXCLUSIVE: Fabien Westerhoff’s Film Constellation boards horror Lake Bodom, which is being pitched in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: German comedy Toni Erdmann is attracting buyers following a strong critical reception.
EXCLUSIVE: Duo re-team for Matt Haig’s well-received children’s tale about the early life of Father Christmas.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Un Certain Regard opener Clash lines up new projects, including Lewis Carroll adaptation In The Land Of Wonder.
EXCLUSIVE: Signature has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland on Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s sci-fi.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist kicking off European sales on arms trade exposé at Cannes.
The French documentary from director Bernard-Henri Lévy follows Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
Amazon heads of worldwide film, production and marketing to speak at the UK Film Centre (pavilion 119) from 1.30pm on Tuesday (May 17).
Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie flies in with $3.1m (£2.15m), while Disney’s The Jungle Book becomes biggest film of 2016.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer starring Colin Farrell is being sold in Cannes by HanWay Films.
The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.
Vendian Entertainment and Wild Bunch have struck a first-look deal with Nicolas Winding Refn’s Space Rocket that kicks off with Maniac Cop, the first in a planned horror trilogy.
Fund will aim to provide equity investment for international film and television projects.
Service could rival Amazon and Netflix with BBC/ITV content as well as original series, according to report.
Myriad Pictures has closed deals in Cannes for Germany, Spain and Italy among others on the drama starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.
Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired worldwide sales rights excluding Scandinavia to Finland’s first superhero film.
BoostNL will aim to increase support for Dutch features and international co-pros presented at the two festivals.
EXCLUSIVE: Great Expectations star to lead Sophie Hyde-Emma Jane Unsworth adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Woolf adaptation Flush is being sold in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian tragi-comedy is from the award-winning directors of The Lesson.
EXCLUSIVE: Ice Poison director Midi Z directs the drama, which is in post-production.
EXCLUSIVE: Cross-cultural adoption tale with a twist sells to Germany.
Online ticketing platform was launched in 2014 and is now one of the biggest ticket-sellers in China.
Plus: Martin Scorsese to EP Uncut Gems; XYZ Films sells I Kill Giants; and more…
The US company has closed key territories on the Croisette on its Sean Bean political thriller from Look To The Sky Films and co-produced by Gold Star Productions.
Taika Waititi’s Sundance premiere has gone to multiple territories, with Vertigo Releasing picking it up for the UK.
The US-Singapore thriller will start shooting in July.
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural horror wrapped this week in the US.
EXCLUSIVE: Class Of 92 producers Fulwell 73 join Metrodome’s crime story.
Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.
EXCLUSIVE: Diego Ramirez’s 64-A Films is touting several projects at the Marche.
The Whistleblower director Yim Soon-rye will helm the forthcoming film about the celebrated painter.
EXCLUSIVE: The Thing Is… has picked up the road movie from director Claude Green.
EXCLUSIVE: The genre sales outfit has also picked up Tribeca title Killing Them Safely, as part of its continued move into docs.
EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s Sepia Films and Germany’s San Cinema are co-producing the project.
EXCLUSIVE: Family film stars Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten.
EXCLUSIVE: Wolf And Sheep producer is lining up a “punk chick flick” with DFI backing.
MAY 16 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest becomes the biggest film of the year internationally with $645m.
The initiative launched by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund aims to reduce the Co2 emissions of film productions.
Film.UA Group has closed more deals here in Cannes for Ukrainian animation The Stolen Princess.
Directors including Cristian Mungiu and Terry Gilliam have voiced support for the expanding studio.
Anocha Suwichakornpong and Bernard Chauly will mentor at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival.
Titles such as Mustang helped boost figures by 3 million year-on-year.
Film, premiering in Cannes Classics, gives sweeping survey of French cinema from 1930s to 1970s.
The ambitious studio has scored one of the coups of the market, beating off intense competition to secure international rights to Martin Scorsese’s red hot upcoming crime drama starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Sony Pictures Classics has swooped on North American and Latin American rights to the German comedy that has rapidly become one of the most popular films to screen in Competition so far.
EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s Cannes Competition title has sold to multiple territories.
UK and Ireland Screen Stars Of Tomorrow have previously showcased Benedict Cumberbatch, John Boyega and Emily Blunt.
EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont deals also includes Cannes Classics title A Journey Through French Cinema.
Roskino revealed the project, amongst others, at a Marche presentation today.
Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights for Alain Guiraudie’s Competition entry Staying Vertical and plans an early 2017 theatrical release.
EXCLUSIVE: Uncle Howard director to helm an adaptation of Darryl Pinckney’s novel.
Works-in-progress event devoted to US indies to take place in Paris June 8-10.
Disney’s Marvel superheroes were too strong for the rest of the pack in the second weekend of release as Captain America: Civil War added an estimated $72.6m to surge to $295.9m.
EXCLUSIVE: Kormakur is also starring in the crime drama shot in Iceland.
Los Angeles and Paris-based Keller Edde Studios has hired Joshua Sinclair to write, direct and produce upcoming Holocaust biopic, A Rose In Winter.
Morgan Freeman-narrated original won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2006.
EXCLUSIVE: Metro International inks UK deal for coming-of-age drama.
EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked deals on comedy starring American Pie’s Jason Biggs.
EXCLUSIVE: Fatmir Koci [pictured] to direct; shoot set to begin in August.
New projects from Evgeny Ruman [pictured], Lav Diav, Ian Fitzgibbon and Frances Bodomo to attend.
Fantasy film from director Koan Xu stars Jet Li [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Genovese’s Italian dramedy was a box office smash in Italy, grossing $19m.
EXCLUSIVE: Film marks debut feature by Hlynur Pálmason who made Toronto-selected short Seven Boats.
EXCLUSIVE: Emir Kusturica’s latest stars the director alongside Monica Bellucci.
EXCLUSIVE: Nordic young adult series, which has sold into more than 50 territories, will receive an English-language film adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Company will aim to attract international productions to Sri Lanka.
Vanishing Point DoP Phuttiphong Aroonphen is making his directorial debut on the film.
Panellists were Amr Koura, Vanessa Henneman, Camille McCurry, with Screen’s editor Matt Mueller moderating.
EXCLUSIVE: Biopic stars Natalia Oreiro at late pop icon Gilda.
Festival will offer a competition prize named after Aldo Maccione [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: André Téchiné’s drama premiered at Berlin this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Salvador Calvo is currently filming the historical adventure about the final days of a Spanish colony in the Philippines.
The film clocked the highest score ever of 3.8 out of a possible 4, topping Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner.
Record-breaker Toni Erdmann still reigns.
The North American deal on the true-life drama follows the world premiere of Pablo Larraín’s film in Directors’ Fortnight on Friday.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has come on board to release in the US the upcoming Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones action comedy, which has been drawing interest among buyers on the Croisette.
EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Assayas drama is in Competition at Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Juno star taking the lead in post-apocalyptic horror
The busy platform – in Cannes with five films in the festival – has paid approximately $3.5m for North American rights to Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming thriller.
The A Brilliant Mind director will helm the adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s bestselling memoir.
Focus takes key international markets including UK, Australia and Germany on Cannes competition entry.
The $9.8m project will shoot in Sweden this year, before a Copenhagen shoot in 2017.
Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights and world sales rights outside France, Germany and China to an untitled documentary currently in production by Agnès Varda and the artist known as JR.
EXCLUSIVE: Carey Mulligan will star in the drama from director Dees Rees.
EXCLUSIVE: Streaming company’s new sales outfit is in Cannes with a slate of Chinese films.
EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Herek family film starring Sophie Nelisse set for October release.
EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger includes interviews with members of the rock band, including Iggy Pop.
EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco-set comedy drama includes Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
Sfar adapted and is directing his direct his best-selling comic strip.
Michael Caine, Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode will star in the family action adventure Four Kids And It, which 13 Films has introduced to world buyers here.
The Thai government has approved a rebate for international productions that spend at least $1.5m.
Qatari Institution funds 26 projects from 14 countries.
Documentary follows a baby elephant surviving in the wild after losing its mother.
Chinese outfit DD Dream’s acquisitions include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.
Submarine has begun production on Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Rats and is touting international rights on the Croisette.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime tale and family drama commissioned by Lilting backers.
The recipients of the Screen International Rising Star Asia awards this year are from Japan, China and the Philippines.
EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian agency handling Arab stars Yousra and Saba Mubarak launched last year.
EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming hit-man thriller The Last Step co-starring Sarah Lind sells for Moviehouse.
Film features its female protagonist not wearing her hijab, which has fallen foul of Iranian censors.
EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Jessica Brown Findlay [pictured] and Tom Wilkinson had a market screening in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Library features more than 100 titles including The Long Good Friday and Withnail And I.
Cinetic’s international sales division led by new arrival Jason Ishikawa has launched sales in Cannes on Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s upcoming Love Cecil.
Keith Kjarval’s Unified Pictures has set up a slate financing fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.
The distributor has acquired all Canadian rights from Fortitude International to the comedy Ideal Home starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights to the upcoming feature directorial debut from Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan starring Jeremy Renner.
EXCLUSIVE: Faith-based distributor Pure Flix has closed deals in Cannes on the follow-up to the US box office hit.
EXCLUSIVE: Toronto sales company will shop the SXSW premiere in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Inaugural December event announced in Cannes by Roskino.
Dean Devlin’s fledgling US distribution operation has taken all North American rights for The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. Content Media represents international rights in Cannes.
Neither film managed to top Cristi Piui’s Sieranevada on the second day of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
The 340-acre facility aimed at large-scale productions will open later this year.
Cho Jung-rae’s Korean drama has sold to China and Taiwan.
EXCLUSIVE: Terence Davies’ latest has sold to multiple territories including Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closed deals on Some Kind Of Hate and more.
Daniel Lee’s latest feature is based on a novel and screenplay from Uncle Three.
Ten producers will take part in the programme, which includes free access to Galway Film Fair 2016.
The Indian company will show the titles, totalling 49, as part of an NFDC film festival.
Hollywood A-Listers have conspicuously ditched their stilettos following last year’s sartorial storm.
The ambitious studio is understood to be swooping on US and China rights in a reportedly $9m deal at the Cannes market for Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut.
Michael Douglas, who just signed on to The God Four, will star alongside Halle Berry for director Adrian Lyne on Silence, which Lotus is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.
Former studio executive credited with internationalisation of EuropaCorp dies following illness.
EXCLUSIVE: LA Confidental star will also star in the stage play adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years director Andrew Haigh’s next film will shoot in the US in the summer.
LaToya Luckett will play Warwick in the forthcoming film from the writer of The Doors.
EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; US shoot to get underway next month.
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks key deals on documentary.
France-based German actress takes on rare German-speaking role.
Danish outfit has a busy slate at Cannes, including the fantasy family film based on Lene Kaaberbøl’s best-selling book series.
Project comes from Land Of Mine’s producer and writer duo.
EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit star to topline zombie thriller from The Babadook producer; Bankside launches sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Director working with electro-pop composer Igorrr and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Musical “Jeannette” from “Slack Bay” director will shoot in ...
EXCLUSIVE: SXSW-winning documentary marks the first time Gaga has handled a non-Japanese title.
EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk’s documentary about chess champion Magnus Carlsen had its world premiere in Tribeca.
EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set thriller will shoot in September.
EXCLUSIVE: First interview with financier-distributor backing Oasis and Maradona docs.
Screen International’s Cannes jury delivered some high (and low) scores for the first two titles in Competition at the 69th edition of the film festival.
Adaptation of Fujii Izuki’s novel stars Dong Zijian and Cherry Ngan.
Life, Animated, which won the Directing Award at Sundance this year, has sold to multiple territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Indian outfit has picked up rights to two titles from Balaji Motion Pictures.
EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Darin-starring thriller is now shooting in Spain and Argentina.
Dakota Johnson is joining Andrew Garfield in David Robert Mitchell’s modern-day noir crime thriller Under The Silver Lake that A24 has picked up for the US.
Jason Watkins and Simon Callow have also joined Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in the Joel Hopkins drama.
The period drama has sold to France and China.
Film Bridge International is selling the thriller at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Feature to recount the story of the key figure in Russian history.
EXCLUSIVE: Imogen Poots stars in the drama based on Vladimir de Fontenay’s short film of the same name.
EXCLUSIVE: Demian Bichir’s directorial debut follows a man travelling from Mexico to New Orleans.
Documentary specialists launches new label with Fly Away Home [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: The six titles will be handled by VMI Worldwide.
New projects from Rook Films’ Andy Starke and Paz Brothers [pictured] among first wave of projects unveiled for sixth edition of Fantasia’s co-production market.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company picks up films from Korean animation studio Meditation With A Pencil.
Malaysia’s film development corporation will showcase 10 films at the festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Feel-good dramedy stars Diana Elizabeth Torres as a chef who dreams of working in a sushi bar.
Ekin Cheng [pictured], Jordan Chan, Michael Tse and Jerry Lamb will star alongside Chin.
EXCLUSIVE: Mini studio will back mid-budget projects from young European directors.
Sunday panel to include reps from Curzon and MUBI.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closes deals for Fatal Intuition and Love Guide For Dumpees.
EXCLUSIVE: Richard Bates Jr.’s horror premiered at Sundance.
EXCLUSIVE: IMAX-shot disaster movie has sold to multiple territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Former gangster Francois Troukens will co-direct the $7m crime thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Song Kang-ho to star in story of a Korean taxi driver who accompanies a German journalist reporting on the 1980 Gwangju Massacre.
The Force Awakens actor is circling the passion project alongside Monty Python’s Michael Palin.
EXCLUSIVE: Label is designed to drive Asian cinema into US.
EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama from In Treatment writer-director picked up by WestEnd; first image revealed.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales launch in Cannes on Trier’s first genrefilm
Second World War drama stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
David Robert Mitchell’s upcoming film on the back of global acclaim for It Follows has found its US home ahead of a summer production start.
Cinema director confirms that venue will not open on May 25; actress and former Rio employee Zawe Ashton comments.
Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin in talks to join ensemble cast.
Amazon Prime Video will stream the critically acclaimed TV series in the US, UK and Japan.
Documentary tells the story of three journalists who uncover child slavery in the chocolate industry.
The distributor is understood to be close to acquiring North American rights to John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary. Bankside Films handles international sales in Cannes.
Italian director Paolo Virzi set to make English-language debut with US-set vintage camper van road movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights from Gaumont to the upcoming animated film.
EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont unveils Lemercier comedy Homecoming [pictured] and Kev Adams’s feelgood drama To The Top.
EXCLUSIVE: In The Loop and Coriolanus producers team with Embankment Films.
EXCLUSIVE: The film is a follow-up to Bunohan: Return To Murder.
EXCLUSIVE: Film about Danish journalist and her Syrian fixer will start shooting in February 2017 in Turkey and Morocco.
EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller tells the story of a loner who imprisons a girl in a cage.
EXCLUSIVE: Company is launching sales on Álex de la Iglesia’s thriller at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Colombian outfit Caracol Television has also invested in the project from the Embrace Of The Serpent director; first look at Pedro Aguilera’s Sister Of Mine [pictured].
Lightning slate includes The Summerland Project and Showdown In Manila.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Liu Zhenyun’s award-winning novel One Sentence Worth Ten Thousand.
Peter Segal will direct from a Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut script.
Sales outfit has also closed deals on two Johnny To titles.
Content Media is introducing the comedy to buyers at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Romantic Comedy from Nicholas Brooks, son of Mel Brooks, is making its European market debut at Cannes.
Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers have joined the cast of the political thriller, which 13 Films has introduced to Cannes buyers.
Turkish producer Zeynep Atakan and Greek actress Angeliki Papoulia join Palestinian film-maker Elia Suleiman on the competition jury.
EXCLUSIVE: Knuckledust comes from Euro production collective The Project and Featuristic Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Feature version launches of hit book Capital In The 21st Century.
Edward Noeltner and his team have begun pre-sales in Cannes on the animated action comedy, the third feature film to come from Triggerfish Animation Studios.
Production company’s distribution banner will be called StellaNova Film Distribution.
The director of The Boy has signed on to the psychological thriller, which The Solution Entertainment Group represents for international sales on the Croisette.
EXCLUSIVE: Film becomes the seventh Jarmusch title in the company’s classic collection.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has struck a deal with Scandinavian distributor NonStop Entertainment, a UK deal is in the works.
EXCLUSIVE: Veltri replaces Christina Rogers at the US sales company.
EXCLUSIVE: Distribution outfit has picked up Park Chan-Wook’s latest, which is in Competition at Cannes.
Troll Hunter director André Øvredal will helm the fantasy adventure, IM Global is launching sales in Cannes.
IFC Midnight announced in Cannes it has acquired US rights from IM Global to André Øvredal’s The Autopsy Of Jane Doe starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, and Ophelia Lovibond.
Paris-based sales company takes on provocative film.
EXCLUSIVE: Trench horror stars Hyena Road’s Rossif Sutherland.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of popular Japanese manga Oboreru Kaifu.
EXCLUSIVE: Romantic comedy is a sequel to 2001’s My Sassy Girl.
EXCLUSIVE: Baseball film recenrtly premiered at HKIFF.
EXCLUSIVE: Portmanteau film will feature segments from young Russian directors.
Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson and Peter Franzen have joined Bel Powley, Jonah Hauer-King and Martin Wallstrom in Marius Markevicius’ Stalin era drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson check in to The Bookshop.
China’s Wanda Cinema Line and its subsidiary Movie Media Group are co-financing Paramount Pictures upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.
EXCLUSIVE: A24 has pre-bought buzzy feature from Room producers; HanWay has launched sales at Cannes.
Amazon and STX Entertainment have teamed up on world rights to Nash Edgerton’s all-star action comedy that STX is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.
Early in the market, in one of the first major deals for a competition title, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped to acquire Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.
Shoot due to get underway in August on Element Pictures-Film4 film inspired by Euripides tragedy.
9.14 Pictures and XYZ Films will produce Untitled Paris Hilton Documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce. XYZ commences sales in Cannes this week.
Julien Landais will direct the drama based on a Henry James story for Film House Germany and Carnaby International is introducing to Cannes buyers.
EXCLUSIVE: Slate also includes Mustang director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s LA riots picture Kings, starring Halle Berry, and Westgate terror attack drama.
Robbie Little has added worldwide rights on the coming-of-age tale from debutant Sean Nalaboff to his Cannes slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Finance secured for Thai boxing feature starring Joe Cole; first-look image.
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano comedy scores multiple deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Wim Wenders’ romantic thriller recently secured 30+ sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Jason Moring’s Double Dutch International has acquired international sales rights and will commence talks with buyers in Cannes on Super Troopers 2.
EXCLUSIVE: Three stars Louis Koo, Wallace Chung and Vicki Zhao Wei.
EXCLUSIVE: The Captain America: Civil War actor will lead the survival thriller from Jeremy Rush.
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese outfit is launching sales at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope to launch sales in Cannes on animation-musical.
Hosoda will be the subject of the festival’s Animation Focus, while Iwai will be the Director In Focus.
EXCLUSIVE: Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton lead feature based on true story.
Documentary about renowned photographer has gone to multiple territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost will kick off sales on third instalment in popular franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: Star of Doctor Who and Marvel’s Jessica Jones joins Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay.
EXCLUSIVE: Verohoeven’s next film will be a Second World War French resistance movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Hard-hitting TV drama will recount the crack cocaine epidemic of 1980s LA.
EXCLUSIVE: Thriller starring Anthony Hopkins will have its US release in June.
The Sierra/Affinity Cannes slate continues to expand with Villa Capri, an action comedy to star Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.
Out of Competition Cannes title goes to France, French-speaking Benelux and Switzerland.
EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama tells the story of a woman whose life turns around after she grows a tail.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles on Beta’s slate include films from Agnieszka Holland and Stefan Ruzowitzky.
EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions by SVOD giant include Ivona Juka’s You Carry Me.
Flame Node to handle Chinese release of animation.
EXCLUSIVE: Omnibus film was inspired by a Japanese punk band.
EXCLUSIVE: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team at Spotlight Pictures head into Cannes with a roster led by Aaron Eckhart starrer Courage.
EXCLUSIVE: Remake rights to mystery thriller also secured in China.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has licensed further key territories on Daniel Burman’s recent Berlin Panorama opener The Tenth Man (El Rey Del Once).
The distributor has acquired US rights from Visit Films to Sophia Takal’s second directorial feature.
Catherine Keener and Michael Cera also star in the family holiday comedy.
Documentary from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow follows the career of film-maker Brian De Palma.
Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.
Hot on the heels of global smash The Martian, Scott is reuniting with Fox and screenwriter Drew Goddard on the western.
EXCLUSIVE: eOne pre-buys UK rights to 70s-set feature on eve of Cannes Marché.
Nancy Meyers’ daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer will make her feature directorial debut on the comedy with Rose Byrne in talks to star.
Plus: Philip Rowley named Sony Pictures Entertainment CFO; Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions acquires The Hustlers At Scores article; and more…
Lionsgate has promoted the executive to the new role of executive vice-president of global SVOD in a move that reflects the growing importance of the platform in global licensing.
Laurie May and Noah Segal’s Canadian distributor and Anton Corp, which Harold van Lier has joined as partner, announced in Cannes they will team up on 20-25 films a year.
Maika Monroe of It Follows and Ed Skrein from Deadpool will star in the sci-fi thriller that Waypoint Entertainment will finance and Bloom is introducing to buyers on the Croisette.
The actors have joined Ethan Hawke in the upcoming thriller from China’s Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures.
Andreadakis joins from the Athens International Film Festival, which he co-founded.
The platform has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Billy O’Brien’s thriller and recent SXSW premiere.
The company has hired Annie Marter as senior vice-president, feature film, as it seeks to broaden its activities.
EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Wachsberger and his team will kick off sales on the Croisette on the firefighter drama to star Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.
The French actor and star of The 400 Blows will receive an honourary Palme d’Or at this year’s festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Former family festival BUSTER becomes a programme section within CPH PIX, which plans a total of 600 screenings and events this year.
AHRC-funded report also finds that only 1.5% of key personnel on UK film productions in 2015 were BAME women.
The film producer wanted on fraud charges was arrested in Spain following a chase, according to media reports.
Screen spoke to festival heads and industry about why women directors remain painfully sparse in the main strands at major festivals.
WIDE will sell Dede at Cannes, while Latido will sell The Constitution [pictured].
In our final instalment before this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we look back at the highs and lows of Screen’s 2015 Jury Grid.
Former A-Fim exec Erik Engelen will head the new company.
The film clocked up $96.6m over its three-day opening weekend, 56% of the week’s total box office.
Canadian feature drama from Kathleen Hepburn stars Shirley Henderson and Théodore Pellerin.
EXCLUSIVE: First trailer for film from Philomena producer, BBC Films and Steve Coogan.
Alibaba Pictures has announced plans to invest $154m (RMB1bn) in convertible bonds issued by Chinese exhibitor Guangdong Dadi Cinema Construction.
German distributor has picked up four titles ahead of Cannes.
Unveiling his “deepest and most diverse” Cannes sales roster, Patrick Wachsberger and his team arrive on the Croisette with eight titles.
EXCLUSIVE: President of international sales and distribution Jeffrey Greenstein and his team hit the Croisette with sales rights to a host of hot titles including ensemble drama The Circus and Day Of The Dead.
The Mexican is to reunite with his Desierto director Jonás Cuarón and will star in the Zorro reboot from Lantica Media that Pantelion Films begins selling on the Croisette this week.
The US company has made a strategic investment in order to tap into “the world’s vast, tech-savvy Latino audiences”.
EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer has added the eOne and BBC Films biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly to its powerhouse Cannes slate.
Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will kick off sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Richard Gere.
EXCLUSIVE: Company also adds new films by Guédiguian, Moussaoui and Risuleo on eve of Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: 47 Meters Down collaborators are merging to launch London-based The Fyzz Facility Pictures.
Jason Ishikawa has joined Cinetic Media on the eve of Cannes to run the New York-based company’s new unit.
Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will start pre-sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Scott Eastwood and Ed Harris.
Joe Cole [pictured] and Lina El Arabi star in the forthcoming love story from the director of War Witch.
The announcement comes following news last week that former director Lee Yong-kwan had been indicted on embezzlement charges.
EXCLUSIVE: Film inspired by spate of staff suicides that have rocked French corporations in recent years. UCR jury member Céline Sallette stars.
EXCLUSIVE: Afghanistan-set drama plays in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
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The Theory of Everything star to voice animated prehistoric adventure.
Whole market suffers due to the good weather, but Disney retains the top two spots for second week in a row.
EXCLUSIVE: Growing Dublin-based distributor is inking deals for key local fare as well as sub-licensing for London-based distributors.
MAY 9 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest powers to $401.8m global weekend with its North American bow.
Jinga will represent international sales on Sci-Fi thriller Lost Solace [pictured], while Raven Banner will handle US and Canada.
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2014 according to our jury of critics.
Plus: Monkey King: Hero Is Back finds US home; AFI DOCS 2016 slate announced; and more…
As expected, Disney / Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War flew to the top of the charts on an estimated $181.8m that obliterated the competition.
Nick Meyer and his sales team have added to their prestige slate with Tully, which reteams Jason Reitman with screenwriter Diablo Cody, and Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game to star Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.
EXCLUSIVE: The industry veteran heads to Cannes with his new worldwide sales and production venture and a fresh slate of titles to woo buyers.
EXCLUSIVE: Company to launch Christian Volckman’s English-language thriller The Room set to star Olga Kurylenko and show first images for Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19 AM.
EXCLUSIVE: In a package from Gersh and ICM Partners that has come together in time for Cannes, the Oscar-winner stars with Sebastian Stan from current blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and Maika Monroe in Rubber Tree Production’s left-field love story.
CEO Brian O’Shea has announced that his team will begin international sales on the Croisette this week on the highly regarded Sundance documentary.
The pair are attached to star in Danis Tanovic’s drama from Good Films, which Good Universe brings to worldwide buyers in Cannes.
DDI president Jason Moring announced the international rights deal on Friday in the run-up to Cannes.
The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF).
EXCLUSIVE: Paul McGuigan-directed drama, written by Matt Greenhalgh, to shoot June 27 in UK; Annette Bening, Jamie Bell lead cast.
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based company has picked up sales rights to The Boat Builder starring Christopher Lloyd and Warrior Road.
EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Beyond and The Mummy actress joins cast of upcoming thriller sold by Altitude.
The Revenant executive producers Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee have launched the Hong Kong and Beijing-based producer-financier.
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix takes world SVOD rights to drama featuring Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox and Anthony LaPaglia; Goalpost inks additional key deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Both titles debuted at Berlinale where United States of Love won a Silver Bear.
Mel Brooks and Zendaya also amongst voice cast for English-language version of Chinese animation The Little Door Gods.
Vikarious Productions’ first feature will be Euphoria, starring Vikander alongside Eva Green.
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2013 according to our jury of critics.
Hail, Caesar! actor to take on iconic role made famous by Harrison Ford.
Fund will aim to attract increased production of features, high-end TV and docs to the region.
Period romance debuted at Sundance.
MAY 6 UPDATE: In a weekend that could push the global tally of Captain America: Civil War past $600m, possibly $700m if it debuts strongly in China, the Marvel Studios’ tentpole is expected to demolish the competition.
EXCLUSIVE: The actress is the latest element to board the Good Films drama that Good Universe will introduce to worldwide buyers in Cannes.
Voltage Pictures has come on board to co-finance and handle international sales on the Constantin Film/Don Carmody co-production that Roger Avary will direct.
Well Go USA Entertainment has partnered with Fox International Productions (FIP) on the North American release of Hong-jin Na’s thriller, set to premiere out of competition in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Embankment Films boards adaptation of post-apocalyptic book series ‘Forest Of Hands And Teeth’.
UPDATE: Uncertainty hovers over the all-star package that appeared destined for the Cannes market next week after it became clear on Thursday that a key rights issue remained unresolved.
EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer and her team will introduce buyers in Cannes to the coming-of-age film starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight, Gabriel Basso, Lia Marie Johnson and newcomer George Kosturos.
IM Global has signed a deal to fully finance and handle worldwide sales on Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.
Competition titles revealed; retrospectives of Ken Loach and Chantal Akerman; speakers include HBO documentaries president Sheila Nevins and revered filmmaker DA Pennebaker.
Jonas Cuaron’s thriller starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will receive its US premiere on June 9 and James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 will get its world premiere on June 7.
The distributor has taken the unusual step of acquiring worldwide rights to J.D. Scott’s sports drama.
Matt Alvarez has been named Broad Green president of production after coming in-house last year under an exclusive pact.
EXCLUSIVE: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.
EXCLUSIVE: Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K., starring Aamir Khan, is heading for a theatrical release in Japan following a deal between Nikkatsu and Indian studio UTV Motion Pictures.
Garfield plays a man paralysed by polio in the Imaginarium Studios production; Embankment launches sales.
Content Media heads to the Croisette with international rights to a documentary about the complicated life of the world-famous athlete.
Plus: Sundance Institute names eight participants in Directors Lab; San Francisco International Film Festival unveils Golden Gate Award winners; and more…
The 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) saw its Grand Prize in the International Competition go to Elite Zexer’s Israeli film Sand Storm today (May 5).
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Lawther, Pauline Étienne, Jonah Hauer-King lead cast on UK comedy; first image revealed.
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2012 according to our jury of critics.
Jury members include Justin Chang, Robbie Collin and Manohla Dargis.
Screen can reveal the first image of actor Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86) in upcoming boxing drama Jawbone.
Insiders will introduce international buyers in Cannes to the upcoming project from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell.
EXCLUSIVE: Mustang producer CG Cinema and Son Of Saul distributor Ad Vitam launch Alma Cinema.
Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.
Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded worldwide rights to the supernatural thriller heading into Cannes excluding Australia and New Zealand.
Covert Media heads to Cannes with a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet focusing on an untold story about the ill-fated woman’s romance with the Prince Of Denmark.
EXCLUSIVE: Cristina Garza and her team will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to the Brazilian thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Concourse Film Trade, the global sales arm of Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ Concourse Media, has acquired international sales rights to the comedy from Traveling Picture Show Company’s (TPSC).
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company also sees IFFR programmer Inge de Leeuw join as acquisitions manager.
EXCLUSIVE: The Survivalist producer David Gilbery joins the investment company whose credits include Under The Shadow and The President.
EXCLUSIVE: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, and Eva Jakobsen are working on films with Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas and Ciro Guerra.
The 28 EU states recorded grosses of $8.4bn in 2015, says a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.
Shahrbanoo Sadat’s debut feature, set in Afghanistan, will play in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit has picked up a Croatian comedy and a US western featuring Kris Kristofferson.
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural chiller stars Clarke Freeman as a man hoping to find proof of the afterlife.
Feature debuted at Sundance; produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek.
Documentary revolves around actor’s 2014 return to the boxing ring in Moscow.
In South Korea, the Busan prosecutors’ office has indicted former Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) director Lee Yong-kwan [pictured] and two others on charges of embezzlement. Deputy festival director and Asian Film Market head Jay Jeon has been indicted on charges of fraud.
Plus: Former Rhythm & Hues ace Ken Roupenian joins Digital Domain; and more…
As Cannes approaches, Screen recalls what came top (and bottom) of our Jury Grid in 2011 - a year that included The Artist, Drive and a wave of controversy from Lars Von Trier.
Global Screen closes several key territories on action thriller ahead of the Cannes Marche.
Directors of critically-acclaimed dramas The Blue Hour and 36 among the filmmakers presenting projects at Thai Pitch this year.
BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante sees need for affirmative action in light of new Directors UK report about female filmmakers.
Top brass have unveiled the full line-up for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), set to run from May 19-June 12.
The Weinstein Company has acquired international sales rights to the animation excluding South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China.
Lisa Wilson and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the YA property that Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and her Fickle Fish Films partner Meghan Hibbett will produce.
Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg have added another prestige title to their Cannes slate, boarding international rights to the Phillip Noyce thriller to star Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke.
The Montreal-based sales division of eOne has concluded a raft of deals on Xavier Dolan’s imminent Cannes Competition world premiere.
The company has acquired rights to John Leake’s true crime novel and set the Irish star to play the lead. Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales.
Heading into Cannes, Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe of Foresight Unlimited have hired Talia Goldman as executive director of operations and distribution and promoted Kyle Bellinger to executive director of acquisitions and development.
Andrew Herwitz has hired Ian Stimler as senior director of sales and distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Gianfranco Rosi, Laura Poitras to speak at inaugural Doc Day; Marché to launch dedicated screening room for documentaries.
EXCLUSIVE: Period drama from director Thomas Clay and the producer of the well-received Couple In A Hole.
Cannes Film Festival adds Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed boxing drama to Official Selection.
It’s another Disney one-two at the top as The Jungle Book posts impressive $8.4m (£5.7m) third weekend for $49m (£33.2m) to date.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will play an arrogant hitman who gets targeted by rivals in the action comedy from MadRiver Pictures.
Plus: The Orchard acquires Rainbow Time; FilmRise takes My Father Die; and more…
Kim Yang-hee’s The Poet’s Love takes Feature Film Pitching Grand Prize in JIFF’s projects market, while Dongju; The Portrait Of A Poet is among the sold-out screenings at the festival (April 28-May 7).
A Melody To Remember won the festival’s top prize, which is voted for by audience members.
EXCLUSIVE: Slate includes films starring Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte ...
The initiative selects ten film students and graduates, introducing their films to industry at the Karlovy Vary festival.
A Good Wife won best film in the Balkan competition, while the best pitch prize went to The Witch Hunters, but the festival faces an uncertain future.
Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.
Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love tops The Jungle Book in a week that saw more homegrown than foreign releases.
Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural genre event.
EXCLUSIVE: Directors UK report concludes that there is “unconscious, systemic bias” towards male directors in UK.
In the lead up to Cannes, we revisit the 2010 Screen Jury Grid and reflect on what critics around the world had to say about the films in Competition.
MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.
The studio has partnered on a worldwide local-language venture with Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger, Lionsgate senior advisor William Pfeiffer and former president of Worldview Entertainment motion pictures group Clifford Werber.
The president and CEO is to depart the financer-producer on the back of the $500m-plus global success of triple Oscar-winner The Revenant, the company has confirmed.
Charlotte Mickie and her team will kick off sales on the Croisette on Ian Olds’ recent Tribeca winner.
Voltage Pictures will kick off sales in Cannes on the Millennials-skewing story from Offspring Entertainment and Canada’s Brightlight Pictures, with whom Voltage has a three-year production and distribution pact.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has picked up worldwide sales rights to Cannes Classics selection Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey.
Claire Carré’s Embers scooped best feature film in the juried awards as the southern California festival came to an end.
The partners have optioned rights to develop a new take on Charles Band’s cult horror franchise.
The Cannes-bound project is based on Ken Scott’s adaptation of the post-WWII non-fiction book by Karen Levine.
LevelK is teaming with Mondrian Entertainment for world sales on animated series Klump, based on the best-selling books.
Plus: Spiderworx Media unveils $50m fund; Kristen Stewart to direct short for Refinery29; and more…
Ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Screen looks back at the hits and misses of 2009 according to our jury of critics.
MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney’s live action hit held on to top berth for its third and almost certainly final weekend following a 29% decline that saw it add a confirmed $43.7m.
EXCLUSIVE: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as executive producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.
EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Florin’s US-based sales agency will introduce the Venezuela-Colombia co-production to international buyers in Cannes later this month.
Sierra/Affinity heads to the Croisette with international rights to the sci-fi thriller to star Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.
Venice is to bolster its market offering with new VR and TV series elements.
EXCLUSIVE: Steven Davenport will be the primary IFB contact for all international productions shooting in Ireland.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Icon executive appointed on permanent basis; Caroline Stern assumes commercial affairs role.
The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles include the next film from Orion: The Man Who Would Be King director Jeanie Finlay and a street dance documentary from 45 Years producer Tristan Goligher.
Factory Boss filmmaker Zhang Wei to direct feature loosely based on true events.
Marvel juggernaut lays waste to rivals ahead of UK release.
The Oscar effect kicked in on Thursday as the Swedish star landed the Lara Croft role in the upcoming action-adventure from MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films.
Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the idiosyncratic road movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales company has concluded North American and key international deals on Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Rotterdam and SXSW selection Suntan, among others.
APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.
EXCLUSIVE: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016; Jeffrey Katzenberg to become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.
EXCLUSIVE: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.
Details have emerged of the international roll-out of Rainmaker Entertainment’s animated feature that opens this weekend in North America and several key international markets.
Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment’s globetrotting heist project Predilection.
Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.
Kevin Macdonald to direct feature from Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn; Amy backers Altitude to handle sales and distribute in UK.
Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.
The majority of people working in the UK’s media and creative sector oppose Brexit and believe leaving the European Union will damage the global role of Britain’s film, TV and advertising sectors.
BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.
AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.
A new VOD service has arrived in the UK with the goal of bringing little-seen gems to home audiences.
FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America will distribute Lionsgate content on its pay-TV and basic cable channels across Latin America.
Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to dystopian drama The White King, starring Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.
Festival to open with Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle [pictured]; Guillermo del Toro and Aardman to give masterclasses.
Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.
Mafia story Pericle Il Nero, co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, plays in Un Certain Regard while Fiore is in Directors’ Fortnight.
EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men and Spotlight star to play opposite Brian Cox in Churchill, one of five films in production for Embankment Films.
The expanded co-production lab will focus on eight South Asian countries over the next three years.
Plus: Lionsgate dates American Pastoral; Cohen Media Group to release restored version of Daughters Of The Dust; and more…
Lionsgate executives have set a July 15 limited launch for Woody Allen’s Cannes Film Festival opener.
Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has licensed all US rights excluding SVOD on the eco activism documentary to First Run Features
Anne Fontaine’s drama claimed the COLCOA Audience Award as the nine-day celebration of French cinema came to a close in Los Angeles.
The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.
Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales company Film Constellation launches with drama from Fish Tank producer.
EXCLUSIVE: The inaugural Cinema Rediscovered festival will host screenings, workshops and the ICO’s Archive Screening Day 2016.
Executives from See-Saw Films, Curzon and Paramount are among those taking part in this year’s industry programme.
goEast winners in Wiesbaden; Polish Film Institute backs Ida producers; Berlin-based A Company launches Ukrainian distributor.
Viva Pictures has acquired North America rights to Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden, following its world premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last week.
A Universal spokesperson declined to comment on Tuesday evening following a report in the Wall Street Journal that parent company Comcast was lining up as the latest suitor to woo Jeffrey Katzenberg in a possible acquisition worth more than $3bn.
Major South Korean exhibitor Lotte Cinema is opening two new sites with eight screens in Vietnam this week, bringing its total to 111 screens in the territory.
Pre-sales to begin at Cannes Marche in May.
Young entrepreneurs Phillip Sull and Alex Stephenson have launched what they claim to be the world’s first film discovery site powered by humans.
Plus: Turner to launch SVOD service FilmStruck; and more…
The actor will star in feature film versions of his shows Shakespeare’s Villains and Tell Tale Heart.
EXCLUSIVE: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.
Bloom handles international sales on the J.D. Salinger biopic that has begun principal photography in New York City.
Ken Kao and Dan Kao will partner with Addictive Pictures to produce under their first-look deal.
Top brass announced on Tuesday the 42 world premieres selected for the US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse, and Nightfall Competitions to screen at the festival, set to run from June 1-9 in Los Angeles.
The Weinstein Company will debut its all-star period romance in limited release on July 15 in US.
Concourse Media chiefs Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have scored a coup and will commence sales on the Croisette of Jeff Baena’s dark comedy through their Concourse Film Trade division.
The home entertainment release sold more than 1.2m units in the UK in its first week of release (including both Blu-ray and DVD).
World premiere of Intimate Lighting restoration, a focus on Mexican female directors, a tribute to Otto Preminger and the first Eurimages Lab Project Award set for 2016 edition.
Fabien Westerhoff launches London-based outfit with Films Distribution backing.
The Jungle Book nears $100m as Yesterday Once More and The Huntsman: Winter’s War debut in second and third, respectively.
Chasing Asylum, an account of Australia’s immigration policy, is set to premiere at Toronto’s HotDocs.
Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Jee-woon’s highly-anticipated The Age Of Shadows, which marks Warner Bros Korea’s first local-language production.
Louise Brennand, Megan Martin and Mandy Rodgers [pictured left to right] upped as part of restructure.
Plus: Sylvia Hoeks joins Alcon’s Blade Runner sequel; Screen Media acquires Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline; and more…
Inspired by the ongoing global success of The Jungle Book, The Walt Disney Studios is moving ahead on its previously announced development slate including its Mary Poppins sequel to star Emily Blunt.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz heads to the Toronto festival this week with sales rights on Aida’s Secret and The Peacemaker.
The star from Everest, Zero Dark Thirty, and Terminator Genisys is in negotiations to play the late politician in Chappaquiddick.
On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.
Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.
APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.
EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest boards sequel to doc which took more than $110m worldwide; film is first under UK-China co-pro treaty.
EXCLUSIVE: Companies to collaborate on slate from emerging Norwegian director.
May shoot for Who Will Write Our History about the Oyneg Shabes archive; Nancy Spielberg produces with support from Steven Spielberg-chaired fund.
EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales outfit scores films from Home Sick director and Lav Diaz protégé.
Filipino director’s Palme d’Or contender revolves around a convenience store owner who sells narcotics on the side.
UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s US drama-horror The Transfiguration.
Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.
Producer Cedomir Kolar among signatories of Pristina Declaration, which calls for free movement for Kosovan film-makers in Europe and access to European funding.
Mumbai-based Phantom Films is joining forces with Graphic India and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to co-produce a live-action feature, Chakra The Invincible, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.
The North American premiere of Alex Gibney’s Zero Days and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You bookend the five-day event.
EXCLUSIVE: The French sales company has closed key territories on its Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection.
APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book clung on to the highest vines in its second session as a confirmed $61.5m easily saw off the feeble challenge of Universal’s The Huntsman sequel and propelled the family hit to $192.2m.
As the Tribeca Film festival winds down, festival top brass announced winners of the two audience awards, powered by Infor, at Saturday evening’s wrap party.
The California festival hosted on Friday its evening celebration of British cinema and culture.
EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Film Festival is to host a tribute to the iconic singer who died yesterday.
Seven additions made to Official Selection, including Blood Father starring Mel Gibson, the new feature from Starred Up director David Mackenzie and a Joseph Kony documentary.
The multi-year output deal makes the recently announced Prime Video service the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green’s upcoming theatrical films.
Iconic American musician Prince, whose death was announced yesterday, made memorable contributions to cinema through his music and performances.
Plus: Disney pulls Inhumans from schedule; Netflix starts Okja shoot; and more…
Saunders becomes the organisation’s head of production and development.
The Oscar-winning composer talked about his process and collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Xavier Dolan at London’s Barbican.
Captain America: Civil War also performs strongly.
The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival juried awards ceremony on Thursday evening rewarded a wide roster of selections as organisers honoured separate US and international narrative competition categories for the first time.
The Montreal-based sales agent will kick off sales in Cannes on Daniel Guzmán’s drama.
The partners are collaborating on the theatrical and home entertainment release of Approaching The Unknown starring Mark Strong.
Alcon Entertainment has found its leading lady for the sci-fi project.
This year’s headline “Conversations with…” strand will feature an in-depth dialogue with Revelation Entertainment president Morgan Freeman and CEO Lori McCreary, who is also the president of the Guild.
EXCLUSIVE: Fund backed by Zhongze Asset Management and Varcale Capital Management partners with four UK companies.
EXCLUSIVE: Jack London adaptation from Loving and Song Of The Sea producers secures sales deal.
BAFTA-nominated British film-maker directed four James Bond films.
The North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Cannes-bound opening night film from Woody Allen will kick off the festival on May 19.
EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or winner denies reports that he was rejected from the Cannes Film Festival on political grounds.
Boosted by local cultural connections, Disney’s The Jungle Book has become the highest-grossing Hollywood film ever in India, taking $23.8m (Rs1.58bn) in 12 days.
EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Soda Pictures has picked up remake of cult classic Vampyres.
Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.
EXCLUSIVE: The Panama Papers scandal is a factor in the below-par box office performance of Julieta in Spain, according to producer Agustín Almodóvar.
UK broadcaster cited “good trading” across its territories, as it ordered six new high-end drama series.
Money Monster director also says she looks forward to taking on a different type of movie next.
De Vésinne steps up from his role as co-president of EuropaCorp Television.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit will introduce four titles to the market, including Italian thriller Double Crossing (Il Traduttore).
The UK’s Lucas Ochoa and Poland’s Klaudia Smieja are among upcoming European producers set for neworking initiative in Cannes.
French security forces to stage attack exercise in Palais du Cinéma and on the Croisette; screening hours lost from Directors’ Fortnight due to security protocols.
EXCLUSIVE: Organisers behind the Cannes Marché’s third NEXT event set to run from May 12-18 have lined up an expanded future of cinema showcase that places heavy emphasis on the fast-rising world of virtual reality.
The anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic has moved forward from its original 2018 North American release date of January 12.
Sundance chiefs reveal plans for the UK offshoot of the indie film festival and how they worked with Picturehouse on this year’s programme.
Britweek organisers announced on Wednesday the day-long NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) programme set for April 30.
Section to include world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier doc; a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin and a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman.
The Vancouver-based media company is partnering with Chinese producer-distributor Inlook Vision Media on the action-fantasy.
Plus: CE+S wins first contract to instal Dolby Atmos in Colombia
EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.
Development titles revealed as sci-fi Identicals [pictured] picked up by Arrow Films for UK.
Monsters producer Allan Niblo was among industry execs to discuss challenges facing the UK’s creative industries at the BSAC conference in London.
Lars Kraume’s drama has nine nominations, including Best Film and Best Director; Colonia, A Heavy Heart and Me & Kaminski score five nominations.
Kidulthood director Noel Clarke, who has spoken to cinemas about a ‘British Film Friday’, will discuss the UK film sector at the forthcoming Media Production Show in June.
EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter have bolstered their sales ranks in the run-up to Cannes.
Laura Poitras’ documentary about Julian Assange and Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Defoe, among line-up.
The distributor has pounced on all North American rights to Bruno Dumont’s Cannes competition selection and upcoming world premiere.
The studio has signed a breakthrough distribution deal that acknowledges the film-going culture of Nigeria and the potential of the regional market.
The distributor has taken Nanni Moretti’s winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at last year’s Cannes Film Festival off the hands of embattled Alchemy.
Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.
The New York-based company has lined up another production, optioning rights to Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks’ book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution.
STX Entertainment chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson announced the hire on Tuesday following the company’s splashy presentation at CinemaCon last week.
The star and director of Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem has passed away following a prolonged battle with cancer.
Tribeca selection Kicks and the world premiere of horror tale Lights Out are among the films announced by festival organisers on Tuesday ahead of the June 1-9 run date.
EXCLUSIVE: Black comedy to play in competition at Critics’ Week.
EXCLUSIVE: Film4, HBO, Rialto and Sundance Channel among buyers of comedy-drama executive-produced by Barbara Broccoli and Rachel Weisz.
World premiere of Damien Manivel’s second feature, Le Parc, among the selection.
Both titles won seven prizes at the 60th David Di Donatellos, while Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth took home two from fourteen nominations.
Four new releases made the box office top 10, with The Jungle Book leading the way.
EXCLUSIVE: A total of 110 films will screen at the festival, including recent Golden Bear-winner Fuocoammare and a selection of Israeli docs.
British writer-director describes her US-set drama as “the most me I’ve ever been”; Arnold also reveals challenges on previous film Wuthering Heights.
Nominations have been announced for the $150,000 (£100,000) documentary awards, set to be judged at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.
The Greek Film Centre (EEK) has appointed a female filmmaker for the first time in its history.
Plus: Los Cabos, TFI, Gabriel Figueroa, Labodigital renew association; D Films picks up Canadian rights to Oasis doc; and more…
Andrey Silvestrov’s critique of contemporary society is currently in post-production.
After a move to clarify voting rights in January sparked concern and accusations of ageism, the Academy sought to reassure members on Monday.
The Spanish film-maker behind the upcoming A Monster Calls and international hit The Impossible was announced on Twitter on Monday morning.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions will present the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017.
Justine Triet’s In Bed With Victoria to open Critics’ Week; Chloë Sevigny’s Kitty one of three closing films.
China’s Alibaba Pictures has signed to invest in two further projects from Paramount Pictures – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and Star Trek Beyond.
Plus: IFC MIdnight acquires US rights to Let’s Be Evil; and more…
APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.
The Circle star to lead biopic of Swiss activist who lived in the Borneo rainforest.
It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.
Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant has moved aggressively against the VOD market leader in the US with a new subscription tier.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: If the live-action-CGI rendering of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale seemed destined to become a Disney classic all over again, the opening weekend confirmed that notion as it stormed to the studio’s biggest April debut in history.
Finnish production from Frozen Land director will feature 14,000 extras.
Philippe de Chauveron is re-teaming with star Christian Clavier following the pair’s 2014 box-office hit.
Adorf, who has made more than 200 films with directors including Sam Peckinpah, Dario Argento and Luigi Comencini, will be honoured with the film festival’s Pardo Alla Carriera.
Deal includes forthcoming titles Ghostbusters and Money Monster.
Event to focus on the production, distribution and exhibition of Live Cinema events.
EXCLUSIVE: India’s Cinestaan Film Company has hired Film London execs Deborah Sathe and Tessa Inkelaar and Madrid-based sales agent Marina Fuentes to head up its ambitious new international division.
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore and US writer-director David Twohy are developing projects with China, which were both announced on the first full day of the Beijing International Film Festival (April 16-23).
The River Run International Film Festival wrapped its 18th edition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with its narrative feature award going to Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, which was, in the words of the jury, “an audacious debut from a promising American talent.”
EXCLUSIVE: Cinefondation winner Juho Kuosmanen makes his feature debut with the Finnish-German-Swedish co-production.
Kurdish workers drama and Rodrigo Plá’s A Monster With a Thousand Heads triumph at festival; industry prizes revealed.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director dropped hints about the character played by Daisy Ridley during a Tribeca talk with actor-comedian Chris Rock; both men revealed the actors they would most like to work with.
Cannes chief discusses the festival’s repeat invitations policy and explains why Oliver Stone’s Snowden will not be premiering at the festival.
Paris-based sales agent Luxbox has sealed a string of deals on Cannes Un Certain Regard title Apprentice, including a sale to France’s Version Originale Condor.
The festival’s industry event featured 20 work-in-progress projects.
Check out the trailers for films set to play at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special also performs strongly.
A CinemaCon screening of Now You See Me 2 was abandoned when a suspicious item that later turned out to be harmless forced the evacuation of the Colosseum on Thursday afternoon.
Competition titles include Nicolas Windng Refn’s The Neon Demon [pictured], Jeff Nichols’ Loving and Xavier Dolan It’s Only The End Of The World.
In a genial presentation in Las Vegas on Thursday that reassured the massed ranks of exhibitors that it believes in the theatrical business, Hollywood’s newest major player also broke news about theatrical distribution partners on two films on its slate.
2016 looks like a good vintage: Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition lineup…
The distributor has picked up US rights to newly announced Cannes selections Graduation and The Unknown Girl.
Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.
The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in full.
James Cameron surprised CinemaCon attendees at the end of Thursday morning’s Fox presentation to explain that his fantasy universe had become larger than originally expected.
Antonia Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star in the psychological thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Cannes next month.
EXCLUSIVE: New film and TV participants include crew from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Lobster, and Sherlock.
Entertainment One (eOne) has poured cold water on claims that it is a takeover target for UK broadcaster ITV.
The long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic has found its distributors, it emerged during a CinemaCon lunch in honour of New Regency head Arnon Milchan.
Plus: The Orchard takes Jeremiah Tower doc; Abramorama expands; and more…
The British star has been cast in the lead role of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 2017 holiday season release.
The Universal Pictures chairman became only the third woman to collect the Will Rogers Pioneer Of The Year award at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
A full screening of the latest Marvel Studios tentpole was the highlight of Wednesday morning’s Disney presentation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Fiorin and his team has concluded key territory sales on Francisco Varone’s road movie.
Oscar-winning director also planning an English-language feature.
Laura Amelia Guzmán’s Dominican film has triumphed in the works-in-progress section and won a $10,000 prize.
The Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 21-28, will include Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature, My Name Is Emily.
The executive has arrived as svp of sales and acquisitions in the run-up to Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on feature produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Maggie Monteith.
The Labour Lord and former producer has addressed VPFs, Brexit and the potential for a new specialised BFI distribution fund in a wide-ranging speech to industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix to launch US-Danish documentary Knox in autumn; Screen speaks to key doc companies about their lineups.
Mentors include Israel Film Fund executive director Katriel Schory and film director Thanos Anastopoulos.
Naomi Kawase to head the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.
Plus: Production begins on Battle Of The Sexes; CAC reports record ad revenues in 2015; FilmRise acquires National Bird; and more
The 18th FEFF will feature 50 titles in competition, including Lost In Hong Kong, Mojin: The Lost Legend and Ip Man 3, as well as a new Focus Asia market.
The company will be the exclusive international distributor of ROH Live Cinema for the Opera’s 2016/17 season.
Sylvester Stallone has lined up a feature with STX Entertainment, the studio announced during its CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday.
A very long but occasionally spectacular presentation by the studio rounded out the CinemaCon programme on Tuesday and delivered the most winning appearance yet by a pair of A-listers.
CEO Kevin Tsujihara, whose studio has been bruised by poor reviews and flagging global box office for its costly Batman V Superman, played to the hearts of theatre owners in a presentation on Tuesday that reaffirmed its commitment to the theatrical experience.
Plus: FilmBuff acquires US to Welcome To Happiness; and more
Buoyed by last year’s surge in global, international, and North American gross box office receipts, industry heads on Tuesday used fresh data to proclaim the film industry to be in rude health despite facing more serious challenges than at any time in its history.
EXCLUSIVE: A Separation and About Elly star leads Farsi-language drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Only a handful of exhibitors will be able to screen Ang Lee’s anticipated drama as the director intends.
The Sundance off-shoot will be take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown from August 12-14 and will feature six independent film premieres, each paired with either a musical act, live performance, or conversation with an icon of independent cinema.
Shoot has kicked off in Berlin on the Wim Wenders-directed romance-thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Romance-thriller Despite The Falling Snow, also starring Charles Dance and Sam Reid, moves from 6 Sales to Parkland Pictures.
Yang Qing’s dark comedy claimed top spot while London Has Fallen outscored its North American debut in second.
JJ Abrams on Monday evening hinted at his support for Screening Room as he collected the CinemaCon Showman Of The Year award from the very people who stand to lose the most should the disruptive distribution platform become reality.
Australian coming-of-age drama has begun filming; Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh among those to join cast.
Twitter exec Bruce Daisley and BuzzFeed UK editor-in-chief Janine Gibson will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Media Summit.
UPDATE: Alejandro Ramirez Magaña struck an early blow for the theatrical lobby at the annual exhibitors convention on Monday when his comments on the controversial Screening Room proposal drew spontaneous applause.
Fox International Productions president Tomas Jegeus on Monday identified the potential of local-language hits to succeed beyond their native borders in a broad presentation in Las Vegas.
The streaming giant is in negotiations to acquire The Other Side Of The Wind, veteran producer Frank Marshall told convention attendees on Monday.
New York-based president Andrew Herwitz heads to the Tribeca Film Festival with two world premieres and one international premiere on his sales slate.
APRIL 11 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book swings in with estimated $28.9m international debut.
Film starring Lambert Wilson - as legendary oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau - and Audrey Tautou to hit UK screens at the end of 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Bleiberg has added a title to its Cannes slate in the shape of the Bentonville Film Festival-bound Susan Sarandon family caper.
EXCLUSIVE: The veteran sales agent has joined Gary Hamilton’s sales company as evp of sales and acquisitions.
Disney’s Zootropolis leads Fri-Sun weekend with $3.35m (£2.36m) after only a 14% drop in its third weekend.
EXCLUSIVE: Ascot Elite ties up deals with Bloom and Lakeshore.
The French media giant has acquired Mediaset’s pay TV business as part of a wider alliance.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Spotlight also pick up prizes from the Irish Film and Television Academy.
Plus: FilmRise to release White Girl; Jesse Eisenberg in CinemaCon honour; and more…
The prototype is being revealed at the Future of Cinema conference (part of the NAB show) in Las Vegas this week.
Melissa McCarthy is queen of North America as an estimated $23.48m debut for The Boss via Universal edged Warner Bros’ fast-fading Batman v Superman into second place.
Bona Film Group has finalised its delisting from the NASDAQ and subsequent privatisation process, following which Alibaba Pictures has an 8.94% stake in the Beijing-based studio.
Cohen Media Group president takes the reins at the UK broadcaster following David Kosse’s appointment at STX.
Room producer Ed Guiney and Number 9 Films’ Stephen Woolley among those to voice reaction to the appointment of David Kosse’s successor at Film4.
Lars von Trier’s regular producer to retire as CEO of the largest film production company in Scandinavia.
The distributor has pounced on North American rights from Doc&Film International to Leyla Bouzid’s debut one week before its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Australian actors last appeared on screen together nearly 30 years ago in TV soap Neighbours.
As organisers at the conference prepare to kick off in Las Vegas on Monday, it emerged that the tentpole’s Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Sela Ward, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner will receive the CinemaCon Ensemble Of The Universe Award.
Cecilia Verheyden’s debut feature has been a hit in Belgium.
Award-winning Belgian star to make directorial debut on novel adaptation.
British director wins $35,000 prize to help fund next feature.
Ildi Toth Davy to join production and sales company ahead of Cannes Marche.
Constantin Film has been named Germany’s most successful producer and distributor of German films for 2015.
Announcement coincides with the unveiling of six films by BFI graduates.
Dorst and Marionette will receive support through the Dutch Crossover project.
Feelgood film retains lead in its second week.
Plus: Jason Blum in CinemaCon honour
The 13-time Oscar nominee has found a new agency, signing on with his partner James Ellis Deakins.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s somewhat maligned DC Entertainment superhero tentpole remains the one to beat heading into its third weekend.
Brooklyn-based filmmaker has launched a Virtual Reality content studio focusing on non-fiction films and enlisted the support of world-class documentarians including Marshall Curry and Jessica Edwards.
EXCLUSIVE: Producers Lauren Grant of Clique Pictures and Lori Lozinski of Violator Films announced on Thursday they had signed the music video director to helm their feature.
United States Of Love, Rams and Mustang will feature at the eighth edition of the festival; regional premiere of Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife.
EXCLUSIVE: Panamanian director Arturo Montenegro is busy lining up his follow-up to feature directorial debut The Check (El Cheque) ahead of its world premiere at IFF Panama on Tuesday.
Skydance and China’s Alibaba Pictures will jointly finance and produce Flying Tigers, a World War II drama to be scripted by Braveheart writer Randall Wallace.
Director-producer Brett Ratner will head the competition jury of this year’s Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), which runs April 16-23.
Festival kicks off with double screening of Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special; new artistic director discusses security and censorship.
Documentary festival will also give audiences chance to “virtually” converse with a Holocaust survivor.
The studio, reportedly exploring a leaner slate with greater emphasis on franchise-building feeders and beset by the critical mauling of Batman v Superman and its 69% second-weekend slide, unveiled an updated release schedule.
The Mark Gordon Company and The Koch Company are partnering with Chinese studio Pegasus Media Group and China Film Group on the English-language Edge Of The World.
The distributor has picked up US rights from FiGa Films to Federico Veiroj’s comedy that premiered in Toronto last autumn.
Two markets will collaborate on a works-in-progress strand in Cannes this year and have sights set on a 2017 packaging and financing forum in Europe.
EXCLUSIVE: Despite reporting a loss in 2015, revenue and admissions are up and Everyman Cinemas is primed for significant growth.
Overall film investment was up 23.1% in 2015, while investment from French TV broadcasters was up 29.7%.
EXCLUSIVE: The star of Paramount-MGM’s late summer release Ben-Hur is at the Cannes television market in a new role as producer with rights to a pair of prestige projects.
DCM is reporting strong sales of cinema advertising from sectors including retail, motors, finance and food.
Fledgling sales outfit has acquired worldwide sales rights to Paolo Genovese’s comedy, a box office hit in Italy.
Principal photography on stage play adaptation starring John Hurt has begun.
Georgia Poivre joins international sales team at Paris-based firm.
Hundreds of cinemas to halve ticket prices next week; Hardcore Henry, The Jungle Book and local comedy L’Universale in cinemas during promotion.
Plus: CinemaCon honour for Arnon Milchan; Wanda Cinema Line Corp and Dolby sign deployment deal; and more.
Netflix enters Versailles; BBC One drama Capitol inks deals; Roots world premiere; Walter Presents buys Spanish drama for UK; Hulu reads The Book Of Negroes; Olivier Megaton doc gets sales deal.
Bloom will handle international sales on the action thriller from Waypoint Entertainment and Linson Entertainment.
The New York-based distributor has taken another step towards establishing a de facto international sales operation with the announcement on Tuesday that it is broadening its involvement in the Sundance acquisition.
The distributor has picked up all US rights from Elle Driver to Andre Techiné’s recent Berlinale competition world premiere.
The former Aldamisa Entertainment executive will attend Cannes with his new colleagues at the Los Angeles-based production and sales company.
Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti star in the upcoming world premiere drama set in the world of baseball.
EXCLUSIVE: SVOD service adds six titles, including Berlin Panorama opener I, Olga and Mathieu Amalric drama; theatrical, UK and US deals among haul.
Neil Jordan’s big budget Riviera and James Foley’s Fifty Shades Freed among productions due to shoot in territory this year.
Pathe announces a feature based on the true story of a retired bus driver who supposedly stole a famous painting and held the British Government to ransom.
Documentary festival head to move to Berlin; filmmaker Barbara Visser to oversee next year’s festival.
According to the UK Film Distributors’ Association yearbook, media advertising spend decreased in 2015.
The Russian State Film Fund has announced the names of the companies that will receive significant backing this year.
Historical drama stars Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.
Plus: Lowriders to open LA Film Festival; Alamo Drafthouse to open in Downtown Brooklyn; and more…
Distributor Cinema Libre has hailed a successful opening weekend for the documentary that lost its Tribeca world premiere berth following an outcry over the veracity of its scientific claims.
Speculation was mounting on Monday evening that Peter Chernin or Chase Carey could land the top job at Disney after it emerged that Tom Staggs, the COO long regarded as the heir apparent to Bob Iger, will step down.
Plus: CinemaCon to anoint comedy trio; and more…
APRIL 4 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia becomes the fifth highest grossing original IP animated release of all time with $787.6m.
Batman v Superman and new Chinese action-drama The Bodyguard were neck-and-neck while Yang Qing’s Chongqing Hot Pot was a close third.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group has come on board the Keanu Reeves starrer.
The director, producer and star of Sundance sensation The Birth Of A Nation is among honourees at the pioneers showcase set for April 22.
Lionsgate’s Eddie The Eagle posts seven-day $4m (£2.83m) debut from its 572 sites.
EXCLUSIVE: Appointment of former eOne exec comes as Paris company eyes expansion into larger European-financed, English-language productions.
Company invests in trio of independent companies including Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV,Atlantis producer Urban Myth Films and Spain’s
Netflix picks up an ITV series while Public Enemy [pictured] scooped the inagural MIPDrama Screenings awards.
James Bond producer to join Greg Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council.
Morfydd Clark, Ade Edmundson and Charlotte Peters have all joined the biographical drama about Mozart.
The ceremony broadcast was banned in mainland China, reportedly due to the nomination of the politically-charged dystopian drama.
The Swedish Film Institute has backed nineteen projects in its latest round of funding.
Zhang Hanyi’s Life After Life won the top prize in the Young Cinema Competition.
French Connection director highlights “challenging time” for the future of world cinema.
Mars, which operates the Cinemaximum brand, has 710 screens across the country
APRIL 4 UPDATE: The Warner Bros / DC Entertainment spring tentpole succumbed to one of the biggest second-weekend drops in superhero history as the film mustered another $51.3m in the arduous climb towards break-even.
STX president expects Kosse to have a team of at least 24 staff in place by mid-2017; UK and international distribution plans underway.
Screen canvassed the UK industry for reaction to the surprise news.
Broadcaster “will be announcing successor imminently”; Screen understands from multiple sources that Daniel Battsek is front-runner for the job.
In shock move, Film4 head departs UK broadcaster after 18 months to join STX Entertainment.
EXCLUSIVE: The Riot Club duo join Charlotte Rampling in upcoming comedy sold by Goldcrest.
Globo’s first production targeted exclusively at the Latin American market will be overseen by acclaimed Argentinian director Burman [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Co-operative whose alumni include Corin Hardy and Rachel Dargavel rebrands as UK courses company run by former Salt MD Samantha Horley.
Second feature from The Pool director to be co-produced by Potemkino.
EXCLUSIVE: Aldabra: Once Upon An Island will have two market screenings at Cannes following its domestic release in the Czech Republic.
Warner Bros’ spring tentpole has surged to an estimated $329.1m by Thursday and $201.3m in North America.
The production exec was most recently a producer on Swedish box office hit A Man Called Ove.
The star of Netflix’s House Of Cards is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi project.
Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce Cannes buyers to the upcoming drama from Fernando Trueba starring Penelope Cruz.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor is broadening its remit with the acquisition of worldwide rights to Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story.
In a ticket that will be hotter than Disney’s screening of Captain America: Civil War, Sean Parker’s business partner Prem Akkaraju will reportedly travel to the Las Vegas convention next month to present the controversial distribution model to the industry.
Saban Films has acquired US rights to sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman.
IFF Panama’s first-look sidebar for central American and Caribbean projects awards grants for market visibility and completion of features in post.
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has announced the juries and additional programming for the upcoming 14th edition, which runs April 6-10 in Hollywood.
Shoot is due to take place in Spain and Portugal on long-gestating project, now joined by producer Paulo Branco.
Roger Michell’s adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel will shoot in England and Italy.
Driessen has been involved with the sales company since it was founded in the early 90s, and has been MD since 2004.
EXCLUSIVE: Memento releases English-subtitled trailer for Bruno Dumont’s quirky period-whodunnit, starring Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Turkish film-maker Can Evrenol introduced the tale about “madness and paranoia” during Frontières at BIFFF.
Jean Mizrahi discusses dividing the business into two distinct brands, Eclair and CinemaNext, and the future of the European market.
The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.
‘Intelligent’ mosquitoes and slacker demons were lurking at the third European edition of the genre film market in Brussels.
UK indie distributor promotes Jon Bourdillon to COO, while founder Marc Goldberg takes on a new title as CEO.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be available to stream and download ahead of the release of the latest instalment in the popular game franchise.
Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between The Oceans sells to Arthouse, which also buys Jesse Owens biopic Race.
Plus: Lonsgate, Kevin Hart partner on OTT platform; FilmRise acquires Harry & Snowman; and more
Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has closed a three-year deal with the studio, effective immediately.
Davies is returning to the studio as president of domestic distribution and fills the seat vacated by Don Harris last summer.
Plus: Tribeca Interactive roster unveiled; IFP Film Week moves to Brooklyn; Cinema Libre to distribute Vaxxed; and more…
The Warner Bros and DC Entertainment tentpole added an estimated $32.9m on Tuesday to reach $501.9m worldwide.
The executive arrives from original and branded content creator Rec Room and replaces the outgoing chief marketing officer Jason Cassidy.
One World Films exec joins Studiocanal, which announces expanded production role for UK CEO Danny Perkins.
Palme d’Or-nominated director to head Competition jury at Sarajevo Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Benedict Cumberbatch will narrate Marc J Francis and Max Pugh’s feature documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh.
LGBT festival also sees industry and filmmaker delegate numbers double.
Wolf Hall leads the nominations with four nods.
Alexis Alexiou’s neo-noir drama triumphed at an event dominated by the refugee crisis, with honorary award recipient Vanesa Redgrave speaking out against border policies.
Robert Shapiro will produce the story of a Jewish piano prodigy who narrowly escapes Nazi-occupied Vienna during the Second World War.
EXCLUSIVE: UK deal secured for Nick Gillespie’s psychological thriller Belly Of The Bulldog.
The independent and alternative cinema showcase (Apr 28 - May 7) will have the world premiere of Choi Seung-ho’s controversial Spy Nation.
A diversity report also highlights that male directors of narrative features outnumber women directors by more than 5:1.
The Franco-American Cultural Fund on Tuesday announced the line-up for the 20th anniversary edition of the French film festival set to run in Hollywood from April 18-26.
Head of international and independent film Jessica Lacy is among a group of nine agents in Los Angeles and New York who have been promoted to partner.
Days after ScreenDaily reported from the China-US Motion Picture Summit that Dick Cook Studios (DCS) was in talks with additional Asian investors including Film Carnival, the former Disney chairman has closed a half-billion slate financing deal with the Chinese company.
Plus: Patty Duke RIP; Lionsgate to screen Now You See Me 2 at CinemaCon; and more…
The star has joined Lily Collins on Marti Noxon’s feature directorial debut as shooting is scheduled to get underway this week in Los Angeles.
Download the March/April 2016 edition of Screen International here including a focus on Brexit, Film4 and VPFs; profiles of SquareOne, Hanway and Gianfranco Rosi; previews of MIPTV, CinemaCon and AFCI Locations; a territory focus on Spain; and a training special.
David Ellison’s production and financing company, whose credits include, has secured a new raft of financing for film and TV production.
The distributor has acquired US rights from Le Pacte to Jaco Van Dormael’s Belgian ensemble and Golden Globe foreign language nominee.
World premieres of Susanna White’s Our Kind Of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis and Escapes by Michael Almereyda will screen at the 59th edition of the festival, set to run from April 21-May 5.
Jonathan Gross, the president of the Canadian distributor, announced the rebrand on Tuesday 23 years after launching the company.
Warner Bros’ epic battle achieves biggest ever Fri-Sun result for a superhero film.
Prague International Film Festival’s primary award went to Iceland for the second year running.
Period romance stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.
Warner Bros’ scores local record while Zootopia nears $200m and The Revenant passes $50m.
Thailand’s M Pictures has closed a string of sales on horror film Take Me Home, directed by Kongkiat Khomsiri, which it launched at Hong Kong’s Filmart earlier this month.
Finnish director to receive Carrosse d’Or from French Film Directors Guild.
Turkey’s Tolga Karacelik, whose Ivy was at Sundance at Toronto last year, among those to bring new features to CineLink.
Sebastian Schipper’s Berlin Silver Bear winner screened at London’s Ministry of Sound.
Gina Rodriguez will receive the CinemaCon Female Star Of Tomorrow Award at the Las Vegas convention on April 14.
Vice Media has acquired a majority stake in The Witch producer Pulse Films.
Further details have emerged on the key performers behind the studio’s recent $1bn international box office accomplishment.
Critics have hailed a decision by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to block a religious liberty bill that they claimed would have discriminated against the LGBT community.
China’s domestic box office may be booming – and Chinese finance flowing into Hollywood movies – but speakers at the China-US Motion Picture Summit (March 25) discussed how successful Chinese co-productions and film exports remain scarce.
Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum (black and white portrait) have been named co-heads of production, effective immediately, and take over the role formerly held by president of production Claudia Lewis.
The producer and executive has been named head of film production and acquisitions at The Mark Gordon Company.
Festival co-founder Robert De Niro on Saturday pulled Andrew Wakefield’s documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe amid a backlash over the veracity of its claims.
Studio executives have set an industry screening of the much anticipated superhero tentpole on April 13 at the Las Vegas convention.
MARCH 29 UPDATE: The DC Entertainment tentpole added $46m worldwide on Monday to reach $468.6m worldwide and $287.5m internationlaly and $181.1m in North America as the studio revised its weekend take to $256.5m internationally and $422.6m worldwide.
MARCH 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros opened the DC Entertainment vaults and reaped the rewards as the sixth biggest domestic debut in history fuelled a $420m worldwide haul.
Former Disney chairman Dick Cook’s new venture is in talks with further Chinese investors, including Film Carnival, and Malaysian fund Khazanah, it emerged during the China-US Motion Picture Summit, hosted by Cook’s lead investor CITIC Guoan.
UPDATE: As Georgia remained front of mind in Hollywood on Thursday and the Weinsteins threatened to find another state in which to shoot Lee Daniels’ upcoming Richard Pryor film in opposition to an anti-gay bill, the focus has broadened to include North Carolina.
Plus: Tribeca unveils Sloan screenwriting winner; and more…
Machete writer Rodriguez and writer-director Mayer have signed on to adapt Erri De Luca’s Italian bestseller.
UPDATE: Warner Bros’ DC Entertainment tentpole has raced to at least $65.2m from its first three international days and took $27.7m from Thursday night screenings in North America for an early $92.9m worldwide.
The absurdist comedian has died from unknown causes after paramedics in Los Angeles responded to a medical emergency and took him to hospital where he died.
The distributor has picked up North American rights to Rob Zombie’s horror film that premiered recently in Sundance.
EXCLUSIVE: MIPTV organiser says security is “top priority” for TV and digital content market, taking place April 4-7 in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Me And Orson Welles star to co-direct with Ben Hecking.
Plus: FilmBuff picks up US rights to ‘We The People’; Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer join ‘Howard Lovecraft’; and more…
Belgian thriller The Prime Minister, about a terrorist plot to kidnap the US president, is currently filming in and around Brussels.
iQIYI, which reports 10m subs, will host a curated selection of titles from the BFI London Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Suburbicon and The Founder among marquee deals for The Searchers.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals on Becoming Zlatan include Studiocanal for UK, Bac for France and Alamode for Germany.
The merger between Cinema Park and Formula Kino could be in the range of $200-250m, according to sources.
The Culture White Paper is the first of its kind to be launched in 50 years, said the Government; £40m Discover England fund to launch this year.
Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian have joined the French major.
The Japanese distributor will release Gods Of Egypt and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies in September.
New classification structure for cinema adverts to be implemented on March 31.
Disney and its wholly-owned Marvel Studios have spoken out against a religious liberty bill in the state of Georgia.
Lake Bell is preparing to commence principal photography in Los Angeles on her directorial follow-up to award-winning Sundance 2013 selection In A World…
Lorenzo Vigas’ Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar and César Augusto Acevedo’s Cannes Critics Week France 4 Visionary Award winner Land And Shade will screen at the International Film Festival of Panama.
The former star of TV whose acting career highlights included Tony and Primetime Emmy wins, has died in his home near Los Angeles.
EXCLUSIVE: Challenges mount at UK funding agency as Caroline Cooper Charles hands in notice.
The multimedia installation by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser is among additions to Tribeca Film Festival’s (TFF) experiential line-up announced by organisers on Wednesday.
EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian hybrid work Ghost Hunting and Brazil’s The Trace [pictured] among works to be presented.
EXCLUSIVE: Torrei Hart, Simone Shepherd, Aeriel Miranda also among cast of US comedy-romance; production reveals footage.
EXCLUSIVE: Boardwalk Empire’s Ian Hart and Sense and Sensibility’s Gemma Jones join rising stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu.
The European cinema group upped its market share across its European territories to 19.4%.
British producer most recently worked on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
The distributor has partnered with StarHub and Telkom Indonesia to roll out the new service in Q2 2016.
Director Zack Snyder holds moment of silence as red carpet press line cancelled.
Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival had been in doubt following terror attacks in the Belgian capital.
EXCLUSIVE: The impact of Sean Parker’s proposed first-run service would drastically increase the threat of global piracy and accelerate the decline of distribution windows everywhere, according to experts.
Zootopia beat Kung Fu Panda 3 to become the biggest animated film in China, while The Revenant opened second.
Plus: Warner Bros dates Annabelle 2, Untitled event movie; FilmRise acquires The Bad Kids
Disney’s family hit added $9.4m at the global box office on Monday to cross the milestone.
Jurors include Alice Winocour, Nadav Lapid, David Robert Mitchell and Santiago Mitre.
Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth received fourteen nominations while Matteo Garrone’s Tale Of Tales received twelve and Berlin-winner Fuocoammare received four.
Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has acquired exclusive pay-TV rights to Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid for its channels in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore.
The refugee crisis, the departure of festival director Dimitri Eipides and the appointment of a new general director dominated the 18th Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival.
Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival faces an uncertain future following a series of terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital.
Based on Swiss author Arno Camenisch’s [pictured] novel, the comedy is slated to shoot in 2017.
Game Of Thrones actress will star alongside the returning Elisabeth Moss, with filming now underway in Australia.
Screen rounds up the films from across the globe that could launch at Cannes…
EXCLUSIVE: Creative industries agency taps into reserve to ensure effective delivery of services.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: Disney’s latest animation smash crossed $200m in North America thanks to a confirmed $37.2m number one hold.
Top brass at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival have unveiled the participants in the on-stage conversation series.
Kubrick classic staged over 24 nights.
Adam Sandler’s second feature in the actor’s exclusive deal will premiere on the streaming service worldwide on May 27.
Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, and Yasmin Kassim will join Daniel Radcliffe on the thriller.
The company admitted fabricating more than 7,600 screenings of the film, amounting to $8.6m in fraudulent receipts.
Committee of nine major film organisations has issued a set of demands to ensure the festival’s independence.
Emiliano Torres’ Argentinian western took the two top prizes at the works-in-progress event.
Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane lands second with $2.3m (£1.6m) from its 488 sites.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival poster uses stills from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film.
The Star Wars actor took home the best actor prize, but stepped into a social media storm following comments made in his acceptance speech.
Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s.
Elitsa Petkova received the Bulgarian festival’s Grand Prix for her feature debut Zhaleika [pictured].
As part of the festival’s industry forum, the Prishtina Rendezvous will focus on distributors and sales agent.
Plus: Gravitas Ventures acquires My Father’s Vietnam; and more…
Culture Ministry funds new stand with aim to increase Israeli presence at the festival.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: The family hit added $68.4m from 49 territories in its sixth weekend for $392.3m and stands at $593.5m worldwide.
Edward Noeltner’s sales title about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh has proved a popular draw among buyers.
Posthumous Empire Legend award for Alan Rickman; Matt Damon collects Best Actor award and Best Actress goes to Alicia Vikander
Greg Kwedar’s Transpecos won the Narrative feature competition audience award and Keith Maitland’s Tower the documentary prize on Saturday night.
The distributor has picked up US rights from FilmSharks to Daniel Burman’s recent Panorama opening night selection in Berlin.
Martin Scorsese will join Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader for a post-screening conversation.
Indigenous Media, the media company launched by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet, will produce the adaptation of Jean Nathan’s book, The Secret Life Of The Lonely Doll.
UK-filmed features generated more than $9.4 billion at the global box office in 2015.
The War And Peace star will lead Steven, from writer-director Mark Gill.
The organisations said the idea presented a “massive risk to the future prosperity” of the film industry.
Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s period drama took eight awards including best film, best director and best actress.
EXCLUSIVE: Pair will star in road comedy from UK production outfit Scoop Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama premiered at Raindance in 2015.
Upcoming superhero film had three times more social media buzz than Zootropolis in the past week.
Tribeca Film Festival director Genna Terranova on Thursday unveiled an inaugural market and screening series geared towards showcasing digital and online work and connecting creators with buyers, producers and agents.