Four of the five top-grossing independent films in the US this year have starred and centred on women.
Maverick director discusses funding battle and says “evil” Hillary Clinton deserves “the [biopic] full treatment”.
Michael Barker and Patrick Wachsberger were among executives to discuss the importance of early pre-buys during a Zurich Summit panel.
Technology represents new opportunities for the creative industries, but that doesn’t mean the robots are taking over.
EXCLUSIVE: “We’re going through a sea change,” Lionsgate executive says of the film business today.
Garth Davis’s Oscar hopeful had its European premiere at the festival’s 12th edition.
Lion and Una star talks immersive roles, and the potential for a Dragon Tattoo sequel.
Lionsgate co-chair Patrick Wachsberger and director Oliver Stone are among this year’s speakers.
Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Olivier Assayas are all speaking at this year’s festival.
Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the 12th Zurich Film Festival here.
Xavier Dolan’s film will fly the flag for his country, Telefilm Canada announced at a press conference on Friday.
UPDATE: The CEO and president of AMC Entertainment has waded into the spat between the head of the theatre owners’ lobby group NATO and 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch.
Harvey Weinstein, Iain Canning and Garth Davis discuss Toronto hit which had its European premiere in Zurich on Thursday night [Sept 23].
Nolan’s Second World War epic is one of a number of large-scale productions to utilise the territory; TV could be next.
The Ink Factory production team will pick up the Team Of The Year Award, accountant Pollyanna Gill wins Spotlight Award.
Talk at the event was dominated by the looming introduction of the Finnish tax incentive; Beta boards The Unknown Soldier.
The 43rd edition of the Belgian film festival to open with Cannes Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake.
EXCLUSIVE: The event has revealed its line-up for 2016.
The Rome festival has also revealed its first raft of guests, including Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
The vice-chairman has departed the studio, effective immediately, in the latest sign of the political manoeuvring and turmoil to embroil parent company Viacom.
EXCLUSIVE: Sci-fi action-comedy stars Yotam Ishay as a man who discovers that he is a robot.
The western remake, which MGM and Columbia Pictures co-financed, rides out in 39 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend.
The New Regency chairman and producer will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Awards in New York on November 28.
SPC confirms deal for Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland road movie.
Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) membership voted in the executive committee and board for the 2016-2018 term at Thursday’s concurrent annual membership meeting in Los Angeles and London.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Andrew Hulme’s follow up to Cannes 2014 entry Snow In Paradise.
The Happy Prince chronicles Wilde in the last days of his life.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama marks Olivier award-winning playwright David Harrower’s second feature.
Hong Kong selects Port Of Call, India opts for Interrogation and Pakistan picks Mar E Mir for best foreign-language film submissions.
EXCLUSIVE: The Heymann Brothers latest feature is set to play at next month’s BFI London Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Production company makes trio of hires as it plans growth.
Park Chan-wook also added to line-up; latest Lav Diaz and Errol Morris features join festival programme.
Iniative kicks off as film festivals continue to asses the merits of co-production markets.
The two-time Oscar nominee most recently seen in Toronto selections Lion and Una is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama.
British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari’s highly regarded Tehran-set ghost story produced by Wigwam Films will fly the flag for the UK as the official foreign-language Oscar contender.
UPDATE: Chinese giant confirms pact, which it says will “help strengthen Wanda’s power to influence the global film industry.”
The company said on Wednesday that Todd Green has been named senior vice-president of content distribution and licensing and Carrie Lieberman director of content distribution and licensing.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved for North American rights to the SXSW mystery drama by Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell.
The company has picked North American rights from CAA to the Reese Witherspoon rom-com.
Harvey Weinstein is partnering with the estate of Elvis Presley to develop a scripted television episodic based on the legendary singer’s life.
Screen’s chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan notes the films that stood out from the pack at this year’s Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals.
Exhibition subsidy for foreign language films discussed during distribution/exhibition event in London.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Sasha Gordon’s subversive rom-com starring Cristin Milioti and Dan Soder.
EXCLUSIVE: Trier kicks off Oslo shoot with Eili Harboe in lead role.
Singapore International Film Festival to open with Dain Iskandar Said’s thriller Interchange, which premiered at Locarno.
Current CEO Jonny Persey will move into a director role.
Rúnar Rúnarsson‘s drama premiered at last year‘s San Sebastian.
Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier is the Greek submission to the foreign film category at the 2017 Academy Awards.
The director of L.A. Confidential was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday of what police say was natural causes.
The recently launched Los Angeles-based content creator said on Tuesday it has bought FilmBuff, the pioneering New York-based sales and distribution company.
Following the recent appointment of Jake Zim to de facto head of VR, the studio has taken another step to build its credentials in the emerging space.
A jury featuring John Hurt will decide which film-maker benefits from the $65,000 (£50,000) prize.
Altitude Film has taken UK on the TIFF premeire, KMBO has taken France rights.
RVK Studios, Tornasol, Euskadi team on period crime story.
FilmFestival Cottbus co-pro event will feature ten projects this year.
The distributor has picked up all English-speaking digital and ancillary rights from Preferred Content to Chadd Harbold‘s SXSW world premiere.
Second World War drama was picked over The Commune and Walk With Me.
First Beijing consultancy office to be headed by Amanda Halliday.
Media Asia pre-sells period action movie about Chinese general who defeated Japanese pirates in 16th Century.
Competition films include Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and John Carney’s Sing Street.
The distributor has picked up all North American rights and select international rights in territories where it has output deals to the upcoming Good Films thriller, it emerged on Monday.
Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut has found its North American home following its recent Toronto world premiere.
Universal’s threequel scores biggest ever September opening with $10.6m (£8.11m) opening from its 641 sites.
HBO’s series won 12 awards on the night, taking its total haul to 38; Susanne Bier scoops directing award.
EXCLUSIVE: Shooting has wrapped in East London on the Salon Pictures features.
EXCLUSIVE: Gael García Bernal among directors on anthology film.
A Chinese Odyssey leads the pack, with S Storm and Cock And Bull in tow.
British debut feature plays in competition at the San Sebastián Film Festival.
A total of 21 projects are set to be presented at the event, which last year showcased Cannes hit The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Mäki.
SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three leads the way with $35.8m from its two territories; The Age Of Shadows adds $21.4m in South Korea for $45.2m to date.
Finnish boxing drama will compete at the European Film Awards later this year.
Before The Flood, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, to get European premiere in London.
Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Garth Davis’ Lion and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson are among the special presentations set to screen at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival that runs from October 13-27.
Damien Chazelle’s musical romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling was the people’s favourite as the Toronto International Film Festival wrapped on Sunday.
The biggest deal to emerge during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came together before the event started, which says a lot about the acquisitions scene these days.
SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: Good news for Warner Bros saw the Tom Hanks starrer maintain course for $100m in its second week following a modest 37.2% drop as Universal-Working Title’s Bridget Jones’s Baby and Lionsgate’s Blair Witch both flopped.
With The Night Manager up for 12 Emmy Awards, the Danish film-maker sat down with Screen in LA to discuss her successful transition to television and those James Bond directing rumours.
The executive has been named special advisor, office of the CEO.
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and director Alik Sakharov is attached to direct the political thriller.
Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.
Pedro Almodovar’s latest has scored the best result for a non-Bollywood foreign language film since French comedy Untouchable.
Horror sequel Blair Witch edged out the fantasy animation.
Projects backed by Nordic funding bodies range from the next disaster film by the writers of The Wave to a documentary reconstructing the Utoya massacre.
Roadside Attractions confirmed on Thursday it had picked up North American rights in Toronto to Lady Macbeth, while Screen Media acquired US on The Bad Batch and Magnolia Pictures took North America on I Am Not Your Negro.
EXCLUSIVE: Visit Films founder Ryan Kampe has backed a project incubator called Pretty ____ Ideas to support “original, daring and challenging voices in contemporary cinema”.
The Toronto-based company has acquired André Øvredal’s supernatural horror, which receives its world premiere in Toronto Midnight Madness on Thursday night.
Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar submission and Maren Ade’s German submission will screen at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival GEMS event that runs from October 13-16.
The Oscar-nominated actor will receive BATFA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist Of The Year presented by Burberry in October.
Pact chief executive, MPA Europe boss among signatories of letter condemning “threatening” proposals.
Director “hyped” for 10-episode collaboration, his first film-to-TV adaptation.
Finland event has announced its films, Work In Progress projects and international guests for this year.
The annual exhibition conference is taking place at Glasgow Film Theatre.
Prison drama premiered at Cannes in May.
Rattle The Cage director Majid Al Ansari [pictured] will be an executive producer on the projects.
Top brass at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival announced on Thursday the 2016 Première Brazil selection, comprising 14 features and six documentaries.
Philippe Falardeau’s drama starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts has gone to IFC Films in a US deal in Toronto.
The industry veteran has been promoted to executive vice-president of acquisitions and production.
The distributor has picked up US rights to Terence Davies’ Emily Dickinson biopic following its North American premiere in the Masters section at Toronto on Monday.
EXCLUSIVE: Trio join recently launched House Productions to work across film and TV slate.
The distributor has picked up worldwide rights from UTA Independent Film Group to Charlie Siskel’s documentary following its Venice Film Festival world premiere.
Edwards, a producer on Asante’s debut feature A Way Of Life and the first chairman of Ffilm Cymru Wales, has died aged 68.
Michael Greyeyes, Sam, Ciaran Hinds, Chaske Spencer and Bill Camp have joined Jessica Chastain on Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead.
New Indian production house will focus on Hindi-language content.
A United Kingdom director’s Second World War drama will also star Amandla Stenberg.
The executive arrives from Fox, where he most recently served as executive vice-president of international distribution.
Pablo Larraín’s biopic and current Toronto International Film festival selection has been selected as Chile’s foreign-language Oscar submission.
EXCLUSIVE: Organisers have teamed up with marketing, distribution platform Nordic Genre Invasion on a series of events set to run from September 22-25 in Austin, Texas.
The companies will announce at MIPCOM on October 18 a deal whereby Lionsgate will become the first Hollywood studio to licence its content to Vimeo’s television store.
Film Movement has acquired US and English-speaking Canadian rights to Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory (Slava) following its recent world premiere in Locarno.
Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson and Terence Stamp star in Julian Fellowes adaptation.
Riccardo Scamarcio also among cast to join Clive Owen thriller; Cellulouid Dreams to handle sales.
EXCLUSIVE: The LEGO Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller complete lineup.
Brazilian Ministry of Culture selects family drama over festival favourite Aquarius.
Los Angeles-based Bold Films has come on to finance the action film that marks the next project from the director of Bleed For This.
Searchlight sets December 9 release date for well-received Venice and Toronto drama.
Writer, actor and director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Scottish star, who unveiled the world premiere of his feature directorial American Pastoral in Toronto, will collect the honour at BAFTA LA’s awards show on October 28.
Eric Stevens takes up newly created role in bid to drive world sales.
In the first project under their new partnership, eOne and Tooley Productions are teaming up with Julia Roberts and her Red Om Films in a starring role for the Oscar-winner.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Films Distribution has also closed deals for Sweden, Norway and Finland, Denmark, and Japan.
Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.
EXCLUSIVE: The executive most recently served at Visit Films where she oversaw several territories and led marketing for the past five years.
The sales company has struck a deal with Strand for US rights to Steven Okazaki’s documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals in Germany, Latin American, more for Austerlitz director’s next film; producers secure France deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman has written the screenplay, Giulio Ricciarielli will direct.
EXCLUSIVE: Tucker Tooley’s production outfit strikes first-look distribution deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Plummer features in the story of a UN interpreter caught between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.
EXCLUSIVE: Parkland sells Despite The Falling Snow to US and Canada.
New partnership includes production, distribution and exhibition.
Star Trek Beyond holds firm; Shallows and Nine Lives open in second and third.
The 11th edition of the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) International Financing Forum (iff) 2016 kicked off Sunday when it presented an exclusive panel discussion to 40 select Canadian and international film producers.
Paramount’s Ben-Hur is the week’s highest new entry, thanks to previews, while Disney’s Finding Dory hits £40m mark.
Ed Skrein and Emily Ratajkowski co-star in In Darkness, written by Dormer and Anthony Byrne.
EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shanahan is directing the dark thriller about a medical student whose twin is abducted.
EXCLUSIVE: One Two Films duo have joined the Icelandic-Polish-Danish co-pro from director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson.
EXCLUSIVE: The festival will show eight films directed by Young under the name Bernard Shakey.
Headlining the BFI London Film Festival’s industry strand, the event will spotlight challenges for black film talent.
EXCLUSIVE: Marit van den Elshout will take over the Hubert Bals Fund from the outgoing Iwana Chronis.
EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit promotes sales executives, delivery manager.
SEPT 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Age Of Shadows opens with huge $16.1m in South Korea.
Line-up includes Edinburgh victor Suntan, The Death Of Louis XIV and César winner Fatima.
Instructions Not Included and current release No Manches Frida are on the platform aimed at a base of more than 50million latino consumers in the US.
Talking with TIFF CEO Piers Handling, Huppert discussed her career, which includes over 100 film credits.
Rollings to focus on Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.
EXCLUSIVE: Dan Mor stars in the survival thriller from director Jesse O’Brien.
Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.
Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Feng Xiaogang’s satire and has set an October 7 release.
Clay Epstein’s sales company has acquired international sales rights to the Jerry Lewis starrer and is continuing talks with Toronto buyers this week.
The partners confirmed on Sunday evening they had picked up North American distribution rights from MGM to Toronto Midnight Madness selection The Belko Experiment.
US distributor has taken the 1970s-set drama, which won a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale for actress Trine Dyrholm.
Terence Davies’s drama has sold to France and Japan, while Soda has taken over the UK release from Metrodome.
La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.
EXCLUSIVE: Stéphane Brizé’s period drama stars Judith Chemla as a young aristocrat.
EXCLUSIVE: Star of TIFF selection Handsome Devil has joined Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey in the supernatural thriller.
A 20-strong group of Jamaican film professionals is in town, while the festival’s industry centre is also hosting a Jamaica stand.
The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.
EXCLUSIVE: The production and finance outfit is has also boarded the forthcoming Bert Trautmann feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Gilsenan directed the adaptation of Carol Shields’ Pulitzer Prize-wining novel.
Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.
Clint Eastwood’s drama Sully opened top at the weekend through Warner Bros on a confirmed $35m.
Lav Diaz’s The Woman Who Left from the Philippines won the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice Film festival on Saturday while Emma Stone claimed the Coppa Volpi best actress prize for La La Land and Oscar Martínez took actor honours for El Ciudadano Ilustre.
Bleecker Street and Participant Media have jointly acquired North American rights from Embankment to Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut.
Focus has stolen headlines with its acquisition of PT Anderson’s latest, while buyers are circling Jackie.
Cast and crew discussed Oliver Stone’s political drama in a TIFF press conference.
EXCLUSIVE: James Franco, Christian Slater and Molly Ringwald star in the porn industry drama.
“We are in unknown territory” but “everyone is pulling in the same direction”, suggested the speakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up stars Charlie Plummer and Steve Buscemi.
EXCLUSIVE: Irish drama premiered at Karlovy Vary this year.
The Olsberg-SPI chair was presenting new research on the economic benefits of the film industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp star in the Ukraine-set drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Macedonian film-maker Izer Aliu’s next film will be comedy-drama 12 Dares.
Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried will star for Killer Films in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, which Arclight is financing and introducing to worldwide buyers here.
EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach biographical doc has sold to five territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Anton Yelchin-starrer Porto is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.
Eurimages’s Roberto Olla revealed the news during a TIFF panel.
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise and I’m Not Ashamed are both being sold by the company.
Documentary The War Show won best film while Sami Blood won the Europa Cinemas Label.
In a second major pre-buy announced in Toronto that is understood to have closed on Friday in the mid-to-high $20m range, Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights for its Summit Entertainment label to the action-thriller.
Friends of Don Ranvaud remember the recently passed producer-sales agent-academic. “He was guided by ideals in a world where this is becoming rarer,” Salles tells Geoffrey Macnab.
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon on verge of streaming deal for Venice premiere; Janus Films nabs theatrical.
Former FilmNation executive Gregoire Gensollen has joined Tucker Tooley’s nascent production company as executive vice-president of finance and strategy.
The distributor is expected to finalise a North American deal with The Match Factory for Rama Burshtein’s Venice premiere on Saturday morning.
The Oscar-winning writer was delivering a talk at Toronto’s Script to Screen Summit.
Saban Films has acquired US rights to Jonathan Mostow’s action-thriller starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush.
EXCLUSIVE: Debut feature from Hope Dickson Leach stars Game Of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick.
Indepedent has boarded sales on the drama is being produced by UK outfit Shoebox Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Double bill of Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot draws buyers to comedy drama
EXCLUSIVE: Film-maker Alexandra-Therese Keining is plotting a crime drama and “a feminist Blade Runner”.
EXCLUSIVE: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer now shooting documentary about Formula 1 great Ronnie Peterson.
EXCLUSIVE: An co-star Masatoshi Nagase to play photographer with failing eyesight.
Minster for digital and culture Matt Hancock has flagged “success, access and synthesis” as the three cornerstone principles of his strategy for the creative industries.
The distributor said in Friday it was taking its film-maker data service to the next level and would offer “an unprecedented level of data and transparency” around the lifecycle of its films.
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Pictures have acquired from CAA the mystery thriller Burn Country (formerly The Fixer) directed by Ian Olds.
Bleecker Street will distribute James Gray’s Charlie Hunnam starrer in North American theatres.
Jonathan Demme directed the music documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Hobbyhorse Revolution will be presented at Nordisk Panorama later this month.
EXCLUSIVE: The fledgling company has revealed its first two investments.
Cultural agency is aiming to build a more diverse film portfolio by 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Telefilm exec has joined the Canadian production outfit.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary follows four women who row the Pacific Ocean.
Company promotes three, while former British Film Commission executive Tara Halloran joins as vp, North American partnerships.
Sony’s adult animation tops newcomers including US box office smash Don’t Breathe.
EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian war drama features Nollywood stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme.
Paladin has picked up US rights from CAA to Y Production’s The Ottoman Lieutenant starring Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley.
Campaign aimed at raising $127,000 (£95,000) to fund technology improvements, product development and marketing for world cinema VOD platform.
Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Paul Thomas Anderson’s next project, which will see the auteur reunite with his There Will Be Blood leading man Daniel Day-Lewis.
Participant Media and Alfonso Cuarón are teaming up on a new untitled project that will mark the Oscar-winner’s first Mexico-set film since his 2001 breakout Y Tu Mamá También.
Two Lovers And A Bear producer Roger Frappier of Max Films has received the Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Established Producer Award at the Feature Film Producer Awards on Thursday.
The Palm Springs Film Society has announced that acting head of programming and Toronto’s Primetime programmer will step in to fill the role after Helen du Toit’s contract was not renewed.
Former PalmStar Media executives Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta have announced their new Los Angeles and New York-based production company.
Engineers are working on a broken ‘up’ escalator at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto that has inconvenienced industry attendees at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As TIFF 2016 gets underway, two titles are prompting industry buzz.
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres-starring eco-thriller plays in TIFF Special Presentations.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast assembles for silver dollar rom-com from director Richard Loncraine.
In a deal that closed before Toronto, the distributor said on Thursday it had acquired North American rights to Sean Penn’s Cannes competition selection.
EXCLUSIVE: Alice Lowe’s debut as a director recently opened Venice’s Critics’ Week.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish sci-fi is from writer-director Ruiz-Zorrilla.
Erik Poppe’s war drama opens in Norway later this month.
Film follows Grammy-nominated British rock band Wolf Alice on tour.
EXCLUSIVE: Don’t Breathe star has joined John Cusack in the thriller, which Radiant Films International is selling in Toronto.
EXCLUSIVE: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette and Molly Shannon headline the mom-com from director Alethea Jones.
EXCLUSIVE: SC Films International has picked up the hit animation.
20th Century Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider has made another move in her executive shuffle, promoting Victoria Rossellini to senior executive vice-president, worldwide business and legal affairs and strategic financing.
European premieres for Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon and Garth Davis’ Lion are among highlights.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has picked up Karl Marx City and Politics, An Instruction Manual.
Fiction/documentary hybrid is Norwegian director’s debut feature.
Denmark’s biggest festival to open with Marvel fantasy, which opens in US one week later.
There are 27 features and documentaries amongst this year’s festival selection.
In the latest influx of Chinese cash to come Hollywood’s way, the veteran Hollywood producer Scott Einbinder has officially launched a Los Angeles-based finance and production company with the full backing of China’s East Light Film Company.
Bloom has launched sales on Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel.
Top brass at the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Wednesday the roster of accolades for the trio of potential awards season contenders.
Director Pablo Larrain says Jacqueline Kennedy was a “queen without a throne” following well-received Venice debut.
US distributor has announced a raft of promotions ahead of TIFF.
Kino Lorber has acquired US rights from Mongrel international to Simon Stone’s drama starring Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Odessa Young and Sam Neill.
Plus: Production begins on Myriad’s Holiday Joy; Focus sets Victoria And Abdul date; and more…
BBC Films confirms Christin Langan departure to Baby Cow with recruitment for successor underway; Langan describes tenure as “great privilege”.
Paris-based company’s current slate includes Toronto titles Message From The King and Brimstone.
EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger, Supersonic in-demand for Independent; Thomas Quick doc gets North America deal.
Romantic drama premiered in competition in Cannes.
La Grassa is the company’s new manager of sales, home ent and ancillary, after Neil Morrison departed.
Petra Volpe’s dramedy is the sales company’s first-ever Swiss film.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Metrodome executives join UK classics specialist.
This year’s awards ceremony takes place on October 20.
The distributor has picked up North American rights from Pathé International to French writer-director Danièle Thompson’s period drama.
The HBO chief marketing officer is to rejoin the studio to oversee all North American and international theatrical marketing efforts.
Focus Features-Working Title production Darkest Hour to star Gary Oldman as Churchill.
EXCLUSIVE: In a mouth-watering and rare major pre-sales title headed for Toronto, Good Universe is preparing to introduce the thriller to buyers this week.
Festival will open with the world premiere of Zhang Lu’s Korean film A Quiet Dream.
EXCLUSIVE: Curzon appoints Damian Spandley as head of programming and events with Claire Beswick set to depart.
EXCLUSIVE: Fifth film from Hirokazu Koreeda protégé stars Masahiro Motoki.
The producer announced on Tuesday his new production and finance venture launching with American Exit starring Dane Cook.
Plus: Netflix sets Into The Inferno release; National Board Of Review reveals announcement date; and more…
The cinema promotion has been extended for a further two years following strong uptake.
Organisers have announced the second round of featured speakers at the festival in Austin, Texas.
The award is set to launch at the 67th Berlinale.
Yôji Yamada’s fantasy drama selected as Japan’s nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Lee Raftery has been promoted to chief marketing officer.
EXCLUSIVE: Film captures lives of young Palestinians living in Tel Aviv.
EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions ahead of the festival include Mijke de Jong’s Layla M, which premieres in TIFF’s Platform strand.
SEPTEMBER 6 UPDATE: Screen Gems’ horror held firm at the top on an confirmed $19.7m as the four-day portion of Labor Day weekend holiday dispelled the ‘sequelitis’ blues – for now at least – to round out a solid season.
The British journalist, football fanatic and producer died on Sunday night in his hotel room while serving as juror at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Disney’s Finding Dory becomes the second biggest release of 2016 with $51.9m (£38.86m).
August box office takings rose 12% year-on-year.
The event will focus on the event cinema market outside of the UK.
The boxing drama won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes this year.
From The Birth Of A Nation to TWC, Screen reveals the key talking points.
The country’s government has said that it will push forward with the proposed incentive.
SEPT 5 UPDATE: Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets crosses $400m overseas and $750m worldwide.
Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield discussed WWII drama following Venice world premiere screening.
Screen Gems’ horror hit held firm at number one on an estimated $15.7m as the three-day portion of Labor Day weekend gained 12% on last year’s comparable end-of-summer session and rounded out a solid season.
Director and stars reveal their motivations for taking on Nocturnal Animals during Venice press conference.
Director Paolo Sorrentino talks tackling TV and The Pope in new Jude Law series.
The board of directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited have unveild the new face of the Caribbean island nation’s film industry.
The distributor has picked up François Ozon’s latest drama, which received its international premiere in Venice over the weekend.
Reports had previously emerged that the Chinese media giant had offered for a majority stake in the exhibitor.
Comcast is planning to acquire the animation studio in a $3.8bn deal.
EXCLUSIVE: The manga adaptation stars Shun Oguri.
EXCLUSIVE: Former distribution executive also takes stake in Cass Pennant company.
Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning star alongside Game Of Thrones co-stars Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten.
EXCLUSIVE: Irish producer McKimm’s credits include My Name Is Emily and 1,000 Times Good Night.
The Birds Eye View Film female-focused initiative is backed by Creative Skillset and the FDA.
EXCLUSIVE: The Victorian-era supernatural tale marks the second feature for Fizz and Ginger Films.
The festival has revealed its line-up of Polish films and co-productions.
Plus: Jackie Chan, Frederick Wiseman among Academy honourary awards recipients; Palm Springs fest announces 2017 dates; and more…
James Gray’s adventure starring Charlie Hunnam has found its US home after the streaming giant acquired North American rights.
The distributor has acquired English-language territories on the Jackie Chan action-comedy including North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Kenneth Lonergan’s Sundance hit, Denis Villeneuve’s Venice selection, and Pablo Larrain’s acclaimed Chilean biopic are among select titles heading to Colorado this weekend.
Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Icon Productions announced on Thursday they have acquired Mark Donaldson’s novel.
La La Land, The Birth Of A Nation, Arrival and Snowden announced as headline galas; new venue to be built on London’s Embankment; official competition will include Elle, Moonlight, Una and Neruda.
The Killing’s Soren Malling leads the adaptation of Jens Blendstrup’s best-selling novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Australian horror from director Dee McLachlan will be introduced to buyers at TIFF.
A total of 37 films will screen at the event, including the world premiere of Venezuala crime story and Rolling Stones doc.
Screen is partnering with Film Hub London and Film Hub South East on the event’s second edition.
Sales agent Coproduction Office has closed multiple deals on the feature doc, whose subjects will be on the Lido.
Robin Pront’s drama is up for 10 Ensor Awards this year.
Hannes Holm’s comedy-drama won three Guldbagges, Sweden’s top local film prize.
Attila Till’s action-comedy nominated in EFA Selection 2016.
The BFI London Film Festival is to host the European premiere of Nate Parker’s awards hopeful The Birth Of A Nation.
EXCLUSIVE: The veteran executive will head to Toronto next week with the Covert team in his new role as senior vice-president of international sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton and his team will launch international sales in Toronto next week on the ice hockey comedy sequel starring Seann William Scott.
Plus: Chicago Film fest honours for Peter Bogdanovich, Steve McQueen; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Bac releases first image of third feature from cult genre film directors.
The distributor closed the North American deal with Indie Sales for the Swiss foreign-language Oscar submission and imminent TIFF Kids screening.
Sierra/Affinity has acquired international sales rights to the Ted Kennedy project starring previously announced Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms and Bruce Dern.
EXCLUSIVE: Sebastien Chesneau’s company will launch international sales in Toronto next week on Wayne Roberts’ highly regarded directorial debut starring Olivia Cooke.
Browse the August-September 2016 edition of Screen International here…
Indigo Film crime series, VR firsts, Sally Potter multimedia musical and Dilma Rousseff drama among projects heading to the Lido.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Star of Tomorrow to star in upcoming psychological thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Dallas Buyers Club executive producer Tony Notargiacomo and Die Hard With A Vengeance executive producer Robert Lawrence have boarded the Canada-US project as producer and executive producer, respectively.
Bectu’s 27,000 members will join Prospect’s 115,000-strong union.
Film that was deemed too close to current events for Cannes set to open Toronto’s Platform showcase.
Venice will screen a trio of documentaries on Syria, including a movie about western fighters battling ISIS.
Director Midi Z went to unusual lengths on his love story about Burmese immigrants in Thailand, the first co-production between Taiwan, France, Germany and Myanmar.
The world premiere of Warren Beatty’s long awaited Howard Hughes film will kick off the 30th edition of the Los Angeles festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10.
Vikings and Warcraft star Fimmel and Bosworth line up alongside Forest Whitaker and William Fichtner on the thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Toronto next week.
Plus: Distribbber.com, Abramorama team up; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Temple to tackle event-style movie based on singer’s popular stage show.
EXCLUSIVE: Adam Driver film to be released in the UK one month ahead of the US.
Marina Cordoni Entertainment and Brett and Jason Butler of Substance Production have struck a three-film deal and partnered on a Toronto-based production company.
Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad becomes the seventh film of 2016 to hit the £30m mark.
Huayi Brothers will invest up to $350m in the project.
Decorated VFX artist Dennis Muren will discuss his work on the Star Wars franchise during London Film Fesival session.
The Bourne franchise reboot and Ice Age: Collison Course boosted this week’s box office takings.
Joachim Trier’s drama Louder Than Bombs won four prizes including Best Director, while The Wave scooped Best Film.
Kristen Platt joinas as production support manager, Jess Conoplia [pictured] joins as senior vice president of US production & events.
Projects participating in the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s two-day co-financing market include Eddie Marsan’s feature directorial debut.
Kim Jee-woon’s period thriller stars Song Kang-ho and Gong Yoo.
Gene Wilder, the American comedian with the winning forlorn gaze whose all-round talent propelled him to international fame and two Oscar nominations, has died at his Connecticut home from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 83.
Raven Banner’s specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to two Toronto-bound Cannes triumphs: Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and Critics Week winner Mimosas.
Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up US rights from MK2 Films to Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s fourth feature.
Plus: NYFF unveils inaugural Explorations strand; Academy announces 17 student winners; and more…
Winston Baker and the Los Cabos International Film Festival have announced the first Los Cabos Film Investor Summit, to take place in Mexico from November 10-11.
Co-creator Andy Nyman discussed the project, set to star Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit), at FrightFest.
FrightFest panel included actor Andy Nyman, director Simon Rumley and Arrow Films’ Mike Hewitt.
Director Garth Davis and Harvey Weinstein to present the true life story in Zurich.
Titles include Molly from British director Sally Potter (Ginger & Rosa) [pictured].
Egomaniac director Kate Shenton wins special mention.
Fox International Productions’ next Korean production The Proxy Soldiers is set to start shooting on September 5.
AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Universal’s action sequel opened on $49.3m in China, where Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course delivered $42.5m.
AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Screen Gems and Stage 6’s horror film stormed to the top with a muscular debut that will have executives at the studios behind many of this summer’s costly flops green with envy.
UPDATE: The head of the festival has branded reports of eleventh-hour staff resignations “slanderous” and “garbage” as the 40th anniversary edition got underway this week.
The Walt Disney Co (India) is scaling back its local-language production, according to local media reports.
Festival cancels gala dinner and reception in solidarity with the victims of this week’s deadly earthquake in Italy.
Other winners include Agnus Dei, Toni Erdmann, The Day Will Come, Amundsen & Nobile and I’ll Try Again.
First-half 2016 results reveal falling subscribers at Canal+ France and drop in Studiocanal profits for same period in 2015.
EXCLUSIVE: Scanbox takes Scandinavian rights to upcoming period drama from Finnish director Mikko Kuparinen.
The winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award from Haugesund’s Works In Progress presentations was Katrín Ólafsdóttirs The Wind Blew On from Iceland.
Harry Potter star to present two films at festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Raindance chief picks five films to look out for at the forthcoming festival.
Plus: ‘Anything’ wraps Los Angeles shoot; monterey media acquires ‘No Pay, Nudity
Norwegian actress and filmmaker announces end to directing on panel with fellow filmmakers Pernilla August and Iram Haq.
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Hanson’s production, financing and distribution outfit has launched an international sales label in the run-up to the Toronto International Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.
Paul Schrader’s action thriller has found a home in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.
Illumination Entertainment’s animation has raced to $344.4m via Universal Pictures International and studio executives will expect another strong weekend.
Dean Devlin’s company announced on Thursday that the former Doctor Who star has come on board the thriller.
Screen reveals the burning questions ahead of this year’s festival…
The two companies were unable to reach an agreement on the value of the Canadian distributor.
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.
IM Global has launched a Beijing-based venture, Go Global, which aims to connect the booming Chinese film industry to the rest of the world, and will make its debut at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.
Broadcast’s Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK.
Nine-person Foreign Language jury selects Cannes hit from director Maren Ade.
Alix Wiseman, previously in the role, has left the animation studio after ten years.
Smith delivered this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.
Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh among directors with films in Gala strand.
Lee Sang-il, Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres also help complete competitive line-up.
Plus: ‘The Arrival’ to open Fantastic Fest
Seth Larney and Nasir Jani will co-direct the action thriller.
This year’s festival will include an inaugural virtual reality strand and a co-production forum focused on UK-Ibero-American relations.
In the latest episode in the imbroglio to engulf Nate Parker, it emerged on Wednesday there will be no official press conference for The Birth Of A Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Oscar-nominated actor will lend his voice talent and play the lead role in the 3D CGI animated family film.
Festival top brass announced on Wednesday the selections that will screen in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Spotlight On Documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her team will commence international sales in Toronto where Hope Dickson Leach’s feature directorial debut will receive its world premiere in Discovery.
Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.
EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; MPC to produce and fully finance.
The distributor has picked up Matthew Newton’s award-winning SXSW Narrative Spotlight audience award-winner.
Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver will be honoured in the 54th New York Film Festival’s “An Evening with…” on-stage conversation series.
Gillis joins as head of commercial affairs for See-Saw’s film division ahead of TIFF.
The 12 Years A Slave director will be presented with the honour at this year’s LFF awards ceremony.
Screen reports on the 19 project pitches, including animations, family fare and a Daniel Dencik drama.
Romantic comedy will bow at Toronto next month.
The Damned producers Emilie Jouffroy and Kamilla Hodol are recipients of a BFI Vision Award this year.
Principal photography has begun on the drama, which also stars Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling.
Iranian-American film-maker and actor to make scripted comedy for Channel 4.
Bercot to become the first female director to open San Sebastian.
Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.
Twentieth Century Fox Film confirmed on Tuesday that the executive will replace Jim Gianopulos as chairman and CEO earlier than expected.
One day after Comcast completed its $3.8bn acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Universal Filmed Entertainment has announced its leadership structure for the business segments of the new purchase.
EXCLUSIVE: Stewart will join HanWay in October, replacing Thorsten Schumacher; sales director Chiara Gelardin to depart.
Wanda’s chairman also continues to eye one of the “Big Six” US studios.
Robert Simonds’ ambitious Los Angeles-based studio has snapped up the immersive content creator in a bid to build a multi-faceted VR operation.
Shoot underway in US on drama The Killing Of A Sacred Deer from Room producers Element Pictures.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced on Tuesday the programme and additional keynotes for the biennial filmmaker-to-filmmaker conference inaugurated by the IDA and the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in 2014.
Top brass at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival unveiled on Tuesday two films from the line-up of the four-day event in October.
Organisers at the Brooklyn event have broadened the public programming remit and will present the Screen Forward Conference, screenings, VR experiences and free community events.
Screen Star Of Tomorrow 2015 cast in UK drama from Number 9 Films.
The Busan film fest’s Asian Project Market (APM) has highlighted a “strong presence” of women filmmakers in this year’s line-up.
Dario Argento and Nicolas Winding Refn to present restored version of George A. Romero’s zombie classic.
US producer to present Deepwater Horizon at Zurich Film Festival.
Titles include Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake and Maren Ade’s critics’ favourite Toni Erdmann.
Japan Now showcase to focus on director Shunji Iwai; Animation Focus to spotlight Mamoru Hosoda.
The UK’s Camilla Deakin, Ireland’s Kathryn Kennedy and Germany’s Amir Hamz are among those selected.
Ang Lee’s drama will receive its world premiere as a special presentation on October 14 in what will be the first public screening of a narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D and 120 frames per second.
EXCLUSIVE: The Second World War thriller will open across most of the world through Buena Vista International (BVI), Screen International has learned.
In the latest twist in the saga involving the director and star of The Birth Of A Nation, the head of the Women’s Law Project has called for an overhaul in sexual assault laws and the way campuses deal with harassment claims.
Screen Australia chiefs said on Tuesday that Bentley Dean and Martin Butler’s film would represent the country in the best foreign-language Oscar category.
The distributor has picked up Kore-eda Hirokazu’s drama ahead of its North American premiere in Toronto’s Masters programme next month.
Plus: Rupert Grint to star in Crackle’s Snatch series; and more…
Iranian director, who passed away on July 4, will have a retrospective of his works screened at BIFF.
Preview of first feature-length VR film to be made available to festivalgoers.
eOne’s David Brent: Life On The Road disappoints with $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites.
Jodorowsky actor directorial debut to be presented at new co-production event; Reygadas curates for Filmfest Hamburg.
Sci-fi thriller stars Amy Adams.
Shooting has begun in London on the Salon Pictures feature, which stars Josh Helman and Michael Gambon.
Time Raiders overtook Skiptrace to become China’s biggest local title this summer.
AUG 22 UPDATE: Illuination Entertainment’s latest posts biggest debut (excluding previews) for an original animation in Russia with $16.3m
AUGUST 22 UPDATE: MGM-Paramount’s $100m Ben-Hur flopped on $11.2m to become the latest victim in a dismal summer for remakes and sequels, while Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation stayed top for the third weekend in a row.
Godless wins Special Jury Prize and Best Actress.
Audience Development & Innovation Lab, Think Tank on the future of co-production markets take place in Sarajevo
Yoana Pavlova from Festivalists discussed what can be done to introduce virtual reality to the Balkans.
Micro-budget pilot project scheme will offer $300,000 to one or two selected projects.
Industry events at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival focused on high-end TV production and funding sources.
The executive will depart his role as president of Fox worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution in October.
Principal photography has got underway on the sci-fi thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve as it emerged that London and LA-based Riverstone Pictures will co-finance with Remstar Studios.
UK distributor Metrodome Group was placed in administration earlier this week.
The rise of digital platforms and growth in animation and documentary reflected in rule changes.
Recovered and restored version of banned film The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood to be seen for the first time in more than 25 years.
Global Screen is to handle international sales on a reboot of the successful German Hanni & Nanni franchise based on Enid Blyton’s classic St Clare’s book series.
TV producer discussed shooting The Borgais in Hungary and Game Of Thrones comparisons.
First projects announced for initiative aimed at boosting Dutch features and international co-productions.
British comedy topped shark thriller The Shallows and Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.
Inaugural initiative aims to bring Yugoslav war stories to wider audiences.
Robin Veith offered advice to regional writers on how to successfully pitch their projects.
Titles include classics such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Friday the section of the 54th New York Film Festival headlined by Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary My Journey Through French Cinema.
Cannes and Berlin winners among titles.
Warner Bros Pictures International executives said on Thursday their DC Entertainment adaptation had reached $271m.
Twentieth Century Fox, Curzon Artificial Eye and Picturehouse lead the nominations; Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the most nominated film.
EXCLUSIVE: World sales deal for Venice-bound film in which the iconic director discusses his formative years.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved on US rights to Sara Jordenö’s documentary following a deal with Submarine Entertainment.
Principal photography has begun in New York on the dramedy in which the director-star is understood to be reprising his role as The Jesus from The Big Lebowski.
TIFF audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.
Former UK television exec dies following a short illness.
Alcon Entertainment said on Thursday the Oscar-winning actor and star of Suicide Squad has rounded out the casting on Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi.
Game Of Thrones broadcaster will produce one regional series per year through its offshoot HBO Europe.
CBS Films and Lionsgate announced the casting on Thursday on the project that will already star Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton.
EXCLUSIVE: Curzon strikes deal with EFAs to stream event on VOD platform Curzon Home Cinema.
Oscar-nominated director was AMPAS president between 1993-97.
His new film Monte to be screened out of competition.
EXCLUSIVE: The hierarchy has broadened the remit of next month’s Fantastic Market, maintaining the event’s historically strong ties with Latin American projects while expanding into a forum that addresses global genre.
Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based sales agent Fortissimo Films has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in the Netherlands, bringing to a close the company’s 25-year run as a champion of Asian and independent cinema.
Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera and Nia Long have signed on to Janicza Bravo’s drama.
The Los Angeles-based company is winding down its struggling cable network as it seeks to focus on content creation and social impact amid a climate of TV network consolidation, rising programming costs and increasing consumer choice.
The Raven Banner specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to Kevan Funk’s film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Discovery section next month.
Most staff made redundant, Screen understands.
EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.
Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.
EXCLUSIVE: Forever Pure is headed to Toronto after winning three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
The Toronto-based sales and distribution company has acquired rights to five films.
The Park City festival is building out its second Los Angeles showcase dedicated to emerging independent artists and storytellers working in hybrid, immersive and emerging forms of digital media art.
EXCLUSIVE: UDI picks up Venice and Toronto-bound The Road To Mandalay.
The star, writer, director and producer of awards season prospect The Birth Of A Nation took to Facebook on Tuesday after it emerged that the woman who accused him of rape in 1999 committed suicide in 2012.
The media giant based in Toronto, London and Los Angeles said on Wednesday it had completed its investment in the digital studio as it pushes into virtual reality and new format content.
Controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk’s The Net, set to world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, has pre-sold to seven countries including Japan (King Records).
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced 22 projects to receive Asian Cinema Fund support this year, including Park Kyoung Tae’s Ne Me Quitte Pas and Venice Biennale College project Hotel Salvation.
Stars expected to attend UK premiere of true life survival story.
The Untamed, from Cannes best director award winner, among 13 titles.
PREVIEW: Head of industry Jovan Marjanovic talks about bringing together all its activity under one umbrella.
New section of Sarajevo’s Industry Days presents the most cinematic true stories from the Balkan wars to film and TV professionals
Ten projects from South-East Europe, Middle East and North Africa comprise Sarajevo’s Work in Progress section.
Sarajevo’s Avant Premieres section broadens scope and includes workshop on audience development and innovation
Screen spoke to festival industry chief Jovan Marjanovic about the necessity of introducing a TV forum at this year’s event.
Projects previously presented at the market include Laszlo Nemes’s Oscar-winning Son Of Saul.
EXCLUSIVE: Film Movement has picked up North American rights to Boo Junfeng’s second feature in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.
Nigerian metropolis Lagos is the focus of the eighth City To City showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as top brass anoint two international Rising Stars.
Bron Studios is reuniting with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and producer Margot Hand on the dark comedy to star Lizzy Caplan.
Industry veteran Gillian Zhao becomes studio’s first country manager for China.
Disney-Pixar’s juggernaut reached the milestone on Monday and became the fourth Walt Disney Studios release to do so this year after Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and The Jungle Book.
Florence Foster Jenkins to screen in Zurich.
Titles include Berlin Golden Bear winner Fire At Sea.
Further cast announced for sporting biopic.
EXCLUSIVE: Online film rights marketplace Digital Film Cloud Network has launched a storage and delivery service, the latest element in a suite of tools it believes will transform the industry.
NZ producer Tom Hern among trio recommended for UK’s Production Finance Market.
The lawyer of the journalist and Oscar-winning filmmaker has filed a response challenging the U.S. Army’s efforts to force his client to hand over research materials.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz’s The Film Sales Company scores worldwide sales rights to Buster’s Mal Heart which will get its world premiere at Toronto.
Top brass at the New York event announced on Monday the run dates as they prepare for the first time to make submissions open across all programming areas.
Fox Searchlight Pictures announced on Monday that principal photography has begun in Toronto on the fantasy starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer.
The studio said has struck a two-year, first-look production agreement with the actress, producer and author and her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.
Investment firm KKR eyeing bid for film and TV giant, according to reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Iran-set horror sold by XYZ will be released theatrically by Vertigo on Sept 30.
The content giant that has come under intense scrutiny from prospective suitors has reorganised the way it runs its international regions and promoted Alex Hamilton, Troy Lum and Patrick Roy.
Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Monday complete details for the interactive storytelling programme that runs from October 1-4 within the 54th New York Film Festival.
Horror film experts to discuss the future of the genre.
UK film studio agrees deal with private equity fund; Swedish TV executive Christian Wikander joins Pinewood Television.
The Star Wars and Flash Gordon actor passed away on Saturday aged 81.
Hot weather and crowded market contribute to new release struggles.
Action-adventure Time Raiders is set to become China’s biggest summer blockbuster this year.
London-based outfit’s home entertainment sales clients also include Dogwoof and Pecadillo Pictures.
AUG 15 UPDATE: Universal Pictures International crosses the $1bn mark for the tenth consecutive year.
AUGUST 15 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ R-rated kept new arrival Sausage Party at bay despite a precipitous 67.4% drop in its second weekend that shows how top-heavy the demographic can be for comic book adaptations.
Plus: Shout! Factory dates Annecy winner Long Way North
Bulgarian drama won the Golden Leopard as well as Best Actress for star Irena Ivanova.
The Birth Of A Nation star has spoken out about a rape claim of which he was cleared 15 years ago as he and Fox Searchlight moved decisively to keep the awards season hopeful on track.
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based international sales company is partnering with Richard Claus & Co and South Africa’s Spier Films on the Rivonia Trial drama.
EXCLUSIVE: UK/Ireland release date set for drama starring Isabelle Huppert.
The distributor has acquired select North American rights to Robert Greenwald’s documentary Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, And The NRA and has set an initial VOD release for November 1.
The actor received the festival’s first ever Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for Lifetime Achievement
Warner Bros’ R-rated DC Entertainment adaptation added $11.4m on Thursday to reach $191.5m outside North America.
Analysts suggest that eOne’s film business could be offloaded if the deal goes through.
Biopic based on the life of Jacques Cousteau.
Energy company AET has been one of the festival’s four primary sponsors for 15 years.
EXCLUSIVE: The US distributor has confirmed that Alex Lehmann’s narrative directorial debut is one of the titles in its Duplass Brothers output deal ahead of the film’s world premiere in Toronto next month.
The LA-based studio took another stride forward in its global ambitions as founder Bob Simonds confirmed on Thursday “significant strategic investments” from the Asian powerhouses.
Bertrand Bonello’s Paris terror attack drama Nocturama [pictured] will open the second international directors showcase at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Plus: Paul Haggis keynore set for Script To Screen summit in Toronto; Cartagena Film Festival announces 2017 dates; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based research firm has added another client to an expanding portfolio that includes BBC Worldwide.
Rising revenues mean exhibitor’s board are positive about future prospects despite Brexit turmoil.
British drama to world premiere at TIFF.
Finecut also sells horror feature into Europe, Asia.
The festival’s Zabaltegi strand is introducing a competition for the first time.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s comic book adaptation added an estimated $15.3m on Tuesday.
Helena Bonham Carter also circling Warner Bros spin-off.
The streaming service backed by AMC Networks has acquired all North American rights to the J-Horror face-off set to receive its international premiere in Toronto.
It emerged on Tuesday that Roger Jay Pietschmann died in his Los Angeles home on July 26 after a six-year battle with multiple symptom atrophy. He was 71.
The company’s board said the offer “fundamentally undervalued” eOne, distributor of Peppa Pig and The Twilight franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: The facility has been installed at Mocha Chai Laboratories.
Distribution exec will lead the inaugural programme, commencing in January 2017; Noel Clarke to host first BAFTA Open Day.
Red Rock Entertainment and CK Films producing theatrical adaptations.
The stop-motion animation written by Céline Sciamma premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.
Deals for two of the UK’s most prized assets are welcome but also prompt questions over sustainability and the indigenous industry.
Eleven years after Disney and Walden Media launched The Chronicles Of Narnia franchise in theatres, a new jigsaw of partners has come together to adapt the fourth book in C S Lewis’ fantasy classic.
The third cascade of world premieres in 15 days flowed from the headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday as programmers revealed their Midnight Madness, TIFF Docs, Vanguard, TIFF Cinematheque and Short Cuts selections.
The powers that be at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Tuesday the 25 films to screen as the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.
Plus: Strand Releasing acquires Sundance selection Lovesong; Talent incubator Resonance launches; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Cartwright’s company has come on to produce and co-finance the comedy, which Myriad Pictures is selling worldwide.
Shanghai-based Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures of Los Angeles announced the casting additions on Tuesday.
This year’s winners include film-makers from Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
Russia and CIS box office defied the troubled economy in the first half of 2016, growing by almost 9% to $413m.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North America, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia excluding South Korea to Richard Gere starrer Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer.
The distributor has acquired US rights from to Bullitt Entertainment and Diamond Pictures the thriller that will star Helen Mirren.
Production company launches with investment from BBC Worldwide and Access Entertainment.
Yeon Sang-ho’s apocalypse thriller won the Cheval Noir Award for Best Feature and the Audience Award for Best Asian Feature as the festival came to an end in Montreal.
The New York-based film distributor has picked up Koji Fukada’s family drama and upcoming North American premiere Special Presentation selection at Toronto.
Doug Liman’s action thriller starring Tom Cruise will now be called American Made.
Avatar financier deemed to have been trading with a view to making a profit but investors could be out of pocket.
EXCLUSIVE: Pinewood’s former head of production appointed production finance executive.
Family animation The Secret Life Of Pets landed in second, while Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace was pushed down to third.
Veteran actor will present a screening of Taxi Driver at the festival’s opening night.
The Piazza Grande was subject to an arson attack; Switzerland has selected its 2017 Oscar candidate; The Doc Alliance Selection winner has been revealed; Nyon festival changes afoot.
Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation scores fourth-biggest opening of the year.
AUGUST 8 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory will also soon become the fourth highest grossing release of 2016 to date worldwide.
AUGUST 8 UPDATE: After a patchy 2016 Warner Bros has a rare North American opening weekend to crow about as its comic book adaptation destroyed the previous high-water mark for the late summer month and the studio crossed the $1bn milestone for the 16th consecutive year.
STX International president David Kosse has named his first big hire, bringing in the distribution specialist and former sales director for Universal Pictures UK and Eire.
EXCLUSIVE: Drama set in the aftermath of Egyptian revolution takes top slot at home box office; film gets Tom Hanks endorsement.
Seven further competition titles have been revealed, including the 18th feature from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo.
EXCLUSIVE: Akihiko Shiota’s latest has gone to South Korea and Taiwan.
AUGUST 5 UPDATE: The R-rated comic book adaptation opened top in 33 new markets on Thursday led by a record $3.9m industry opening day in Russia as the overall international running total climbed to $29.6m.
EDEF to showcase event cinema and VR.
Speaking at Locarno, Switzerland’s Interior Minister has talked up the country’s recent efforts to compete more on the international stage.
Ten projects from South-East Europe, Middle East and North Africa will compete for industry awards.
Plus: Ileen Reich assumes corp comms role at Participant Media; and more…
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Thursday the line-up of digitally remastered classics set to play at the 54th New York Film Festival from September 30–October 16.
The founder of Sydney-based Porchlight Films has teamed up with the UK’s See-Saw Films on the prestige drama ahead of a European production start later this year.
The director has claimed that people should “just get over” remarks by the presidential candidate that have been criticised as racist.
In Feb-Apr 2016, Netflix was viewed by 23% of British adults, while Amazon Prime Video was used by 7%.
Happy Valley star will lead the eight-part series about organised crime in London.
The film will have its European premiere in competition at the September festival.
Notes On Blindness and Life, Animated among four features to benefit from exhibition fund.
A heavyweight roster of world premieres from the leading lights of Canada’s film industry will grace the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
The studio will no longer distribute and co-finance the Barbra Streisand project about Momma Rose, according to reports.
James Gray’s adventure has been a long time coming but audiences will finally get a chance to see it as the closing night world premiere screening at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 15.
With a little over three months to go before the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the studio confirmed a follow-up to the Harry Potter spin-off is in the works.
The trio of up-and-comers have boarded Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama that is scheduled to shoot later this summer.
Almer joined the SFI 39 years ago, serving as festival manager for feature films for nearly 20 years.
The company is partnering with producers Michael S. Emerson and Colonel F. Lee Reynolds to adapt the book Battle For Baqubah: Killing Our Way Out by retired First Sergeant Robert S. Colella.
EXCLUSIVE: Picturehouse to release Sophie Fiennes documentary backed by BBC Films and the BFI; producers set Ireland concert.
EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Kernell’s debut feature charts the story of a 14-year-old exposed to racism in 1930’s Sweden.
The board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday night voted its president to a fourth term heading into what could become an impassioned season of Oscar campaigning fuelled by the diversity agenda.
World War Two survival thriller is being set up at Fox Searchlight.
Fox Searchlight will open Wilson in limited release on March 3, 2017.
British actor to reunite with the director of Interview with a Hitman.
Best Foreign-Language Film contenders announced.
Copenhagen event to host more than 1000 industry and a number of high-profile speakers.
Victor Yelchin and Irina Yelchina have filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging the auto giant and others were responsible for their son’s wrongful death.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment top brass announced the development on Tuesday, the day The Secret Life Of Pets crossed $400m worldwide.
Plus: ITN Distribution picks up horror-thriller Clowntown
The comedian credited with revitalising NBC’s The Tonight Show will emcee the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual jamboree on January 8, 2017.
Communications agency restructures team and appoints digital executive.
Thai production house GDH 559 is launching its inaugural slate with Banjong Pisanthanakun’s anticipated romance.
The initiative for artist film-makers will grant $40,000 to each project.
Two programmes aim to facilitate budding producers with the skills to deliver first and second features.
The agreement will see 150 additional sites built across the territory, upping IMAX China’s total screen count to 742.
Average annual spend of film and AV funds in Europe totals $2.6bn, up from $2.1bn in 2010.
The companies announced in China on Tuesday morning what they called the largest 3D installation agreement in the history of the format.
Action thriller, starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy, to receive European premiere at LFF.
Hulu and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced on Monday that the digital platform has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to the first four seasons of Showtime’s spy series.
AUGUST 1 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory swims past $800m worldwide to become fifth highest grossing film of the year to date.
The inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honouring features and non-fiction television will be presented on November 3 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.
EXCLUSIVE: Wroclaw moves 2017 dates to accommodate World Games; Polish festival reveals 2016 New Horizons winners.
Universal’s Jason Bourne shoots to series-high opening with strong confirmed $10m (£7.6m) bow.
Action-fantasy League Of Gods stole the Fri-Sun crown as July ticket sales drop 18% year-on-year.
Pulp Fiction and Youth star will attend a festival screening of his 1995 film Smoke.
“Intense discussions” have led to a split vote, meaning the boycott of the festival will continue.
Adam Driver to star in the long-gestating feature, which is set to begin shooting in October; first behind-the-scenes images revealed.
AUGUST 1 UPDATE: The reunion of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass scored the second biggest opening weekend of Universal’s 14-year spy franchise when unadjusted for inflation.
A group of non-profits, journalists and media companies led by The Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press has come out in support of the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s legal battle with the US government.
Venice festival director Alberto Barbera talks breakout candidates, the likelihood of additions and competition with other festivals.
EXCLUSIVE: UK and US distributors partner on release of Sundance winner starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano.
Venice Production Bridge will incorporate Gap Financing Market and Final Cut events.
Executives at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on Friday revealed the new title for what was previously known as Avengers: Infinity War Part I.
Na Hong Jin’s fantasy horror took the best film prize and audience award.
Projects from directors Bodo Kox and Adrian Panek are also being introduced.
Road trip comedy drama stars Peter Van den Begin as the Belgian head of state.
British director’s latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, to screen at the festival’s open air theatre.
Executive producer Jeremy Thomas to present world premiere of Bhutan film.
The Swiss distributor has picked up rights from Sugar Studios to Jijo Reed’s documentary.
Projects include The Distant Barking of Dogs, from The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real.
The deal will also see titles from Dogwoof’s back catalogue appear on the service.
Distributor has made four hires, including Mike Hewitt from Universal.
Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans among line-up.
EXCLUSIVE: The edgy distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Justin Tipping’s coming-of-age drama and winner of the best cinematography in a US narrative feature prize at Tribeca.
Plus: beIN Network to launch Dreamworks channel in Middle East, North Africa; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Morris Ruskin’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up worldwide sales rights to the genre film following its international premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival last week.
The Pinewood Group is set to be sold to an asset management business in a deal worth just over $425m (£320m).
Acqusitions include the nine-screen Empire Leicester Square [pictured], while Cineworld Haymarket will be taken over by Empire.
The pay-TV broadcaster saw profits surge 12% over the last year.
Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.
EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray directed the horror film by DeInstitutionalized starring Bill Cobbs, Richard Grieco and Eddie Steeples.
Universal Pictures International opens the fifth instalment in its 14-year-old spy franchise in 46 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend.
Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley also set to attend.
Takings beat original 1987 release and 2007 re-release combined.
EXCLUSIVE: US-UK production about a 60+ cheerleading squad is to be directed by The Battle Of The Sexes’ Zara Hayes.
Mike Mill’s upcoming drama will receive its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 8.
EXCLUSIVE: Neil Friedman’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up North American rights to the Dutch dramedy.
The company has acquired US distribution rights from Voltage Pictures to the Pierce Brosnan thriller.
Principal photography has begun in Montreal on Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, which stars Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.
As Montreal genre festival Fantasia’s Frontières International Co-Production Market wrapped, it emerged that five participants have teamed up to release a series of anthologies curated from the Little Terrors short film festival in Toronto.
The director of global horror hit Annabelle will helm the horror-thriller.
Media giant Wanda has purchased the ticketing platform for $350m.
Diversity manager Deborah Williams leaves BFI this month after one year in role.
Five other studios continue to be investigated for anti-competitive licensing deals with Sky UK.
Current president Millard Ochs will transition into advisory role.
The broadcaster’s profits grew 9% year-on-year, with its production arm seeing revenues soar.
Illumination Entertainment founder and The Secret Life Of Pets producer will be honoured with an in conversation event and a special screening.
The studio is plotting to release two to four films next year, with Joo-young Lee’s A Single Rider set to be the first.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.
EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age drama centres on a young woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters.
The streaming platform is teaming up with John Wells Productions on the story of the sesnational data leak, whose exposure of elitist impropriety triggered political resignations and a host of investigations around the world.
The studio on Tuesday said it had hired Kevin Conroy to the new position of president of digital and new platforms.
EXCLUSIVE: Priscila Miranda’s fledgling Brazilian distributor will launch the documentary-fiction hybrid to coincide with the Games in Rio that start next month.
Syrian war documentary set as opening film; Naomi Kawase and Crystal Moselle shorts selected.
EXCLUSIVE: Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die among genre trio to secure distribution through FrightFest Presents label.
EXCLUSIVE: Market is due to screen more than 100 new Russian and foreign films to industry and public.
Filmmaker’s recent works included Factory Girl and Before The Summer Crowds.
One of the final performances from the late star to be seen as part of San Sebastian’s New Directors line-up.
Belgian financier of films including Third Person and Killing Season filed for protection from its creditors last month.
Production to get underway at West Ham’s former Upton Park stadium on August 8.
Plus: Open Road dates Before I Fall; Eben Davidson joins Paramount TV; and more…
Yahoo, one of the original internet giants that was valued at $125bn at the height of the dotcom boom in 2000, will sell for a fraction of that amount if shareholders and regulators approve the deal.
Twentieth Century Fox executives said on Monday they had signed a deal covering 21 countries.
Roald Dahl adaptation scores Steven Spielberg’s third-biggest three-day opening weekend.
San Sebastian to dedicate this year’s edition to late exhibitor and distributor, a champion of independent filmmakers including Lars von Trier, Michael Haneke and Takeshi Kitano.
EXCLUSIVE: Maastricht Concert took more than £1.4m at UK box office over weekend.
Skiptrace beats Tarzan and records Chan’s biggest opening weekend as Cold War 2 nears $100m.
The strand will be bookended by Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats [pictured].
Titles this year range from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai to John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London.
Korean romantic thriller will be released theatrically and online in China.
Ciro Guerra’s drama about indigenous tribes in the Colombian Amazon took home seven awards from eight nominations.
Directors Chanya Button, Adrian Sitaru, Xavier Seron scoop prizes; festival reveals works in progress winners.
Indonesian adventure drama is set to premiere at Locarno.
Plus: Comic-Con panel talks diversity and VR; Ellen Burtsyn joins The House Of Tomorrow; and more…
JULY 25 UPDATE: Paramount/Skydance’s sci-fi prospered on a confirmed $59.3m number one debut, while Fox/Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age: Collision Course looks unlikely to live long following a franchise-low $21m launch.
The Jackie Chan action comedy ruled the waves at the weekend, plundering $62.3m in China as it ventured into six other markets via Bloom Media.
Another British actor earned his place in convention lore on Saturday as the Oscar-winner and star of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them handed out wands to everybody in Hall H.
Kevin Feige presided over a boisterous Marvel Studios panel that brought new trailers from Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, as well as footage from the sets of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok.
Beijing-based LeEco unveiled on Friday what it claimed to be the first streaming service targeted at Generation Z.
EXCLUSIVE: Team behind Trent Haaga and Simon Rumley movies launches North American arm to be fronted by Raven Banner sales executive.
Winner to be announced during genre festival.
Newly appointed DCMS minister Matt Hancock will also be tackling cyber security in his role.
The NSA whistleblower admitted to a small group at a Q&A on Thursday night that he did not expect to get out of Hong Kong after he transferred top secret information to reporters in 2013.
EXCLUSIVE: Ukraine film industry set to receive fivefold cash injection and first rebate scheme.
UK distributor has struck a deal with Amazon for Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes title.
Genre festival reveals masterclasses and film programme.
Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Hurt Locker who also wrote Zero Dark Thirty, is suing Barack Obama and the US government over a threat to seize his taped interviews with Bowe Bergdahl.
Two hot TV projects, an environmental zombie and an unhinged park ranger were among highlights at the eighth edition of the horror market.
President Putin advisor Andrei Belousov revealed the tax plan, which is aimed at supporting Russian film production via the Russian State Cinema Fund.
In a day for internationally renowned directors making their Hall H debuts, the French filmmaker and Europacorp chief quickly found his footing in San Diego as he shared first images and footage from Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.
In one of the most provocative Hall H panels in a long time, Snowden director Oliver Stone on his debut took part in a far-ranging conversation about patriotism, surveillance, Pokemon Go and an appreciation of the man who inspired his latest film.
The financier-producer has issued a statement professing its ignorance over allegations that laundered Malaysian money was used to fund The Wolf Of Wall Street.
EXCLUSIVE: Vernon to depart after 11 years at UK distributor; John Ramchandani to assume “broader role”.
Dreamworks Animation chiefs previewed 16 minutes of year-end release Trolls to the San Diego convention as stars Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake charmed the crowd.
Growth of virtual reality filmmaking to be discussed at DIFF.
Six-part series will be adapted by War And Peace scribe Andrew Davies.
Plus: Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires Chicken People; IFP expands remit; and more…
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) announced that admissions for local films went up 8.4% to 43.8 million in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
EXCLUSIVE: Director of Oscar-nominated documentary set for war biopic produced by Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Thunder Road.
In a timely deal give the eruption of the Pokemon Go mobile gaming phenomenon, the studio said on Wednesday it will make the first live-action feature based on the enduring Japanese property.
On the back of Emmy-nominated BBC and AMC series The Night Manager, The Ink Factory announced on Wednesday it would partner with Paramount TV on the latest John le Carré spy thriller.
Plus: Kino Lorber acquires The Daughter; Aspen Film appoints industry trio for flagship events; and more…
Screen canvasses industry opinion on Langan’s tenure and the prospects for one of the UK’s cornerstone funders.
Disappointing box office means the final episode in Lionsgate-Summit’s YA franchise starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James may skip theatres.
Deadline approaching for film industry awards.
Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts among titles; In Focus strand also revealed.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 and National Geographic are to partner for the first time on Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky’s upcoming ISIS-inspired drama.
Almodóvar regular Rossy de Palma to also star in the film produced by Paris-based LGM and Studiocanal.
Irish Film Board also backs several other features and grants co-production funds to a revenge thriller starring Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer.
Festival programming director to return to US.
UPDATED: Veteran filmmaker also created US TV series Happy Days.
Amazon is planning to spend $300m on local content as it rolls out its Amazon Prime Video service in India later this year, according to local reports.
Philomena producer is to join Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions.
On the eve of Comic-Con the parties announced the comic book and said they plan to expand it into a global transmedia franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: Singer co-stars in movie produced by Birdman and Tulip Fever executive Molly Connners.
Voltage Pictures has added the celebrity aka The Fat Jew to its teen comedy alongside new additions Rob Riggle, Famke Janssen, John Michael Higgins and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
Ava DuVernay’s film has been confirmed as opening night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.
EXCLUSIVE: Hyena star, who recently filmed Ghost In The Shell with Scarlett Johansson, takes villain role in black comedy.
BFI CEO Amanda Nevill, CEO of Swiss watchmaker IWC and industry representative to award prize.
EXCLUSIVE: Cannes hit approaches $1m after first weekend with screen count set to expand.
The latest entry in the Pokemon animated film franchise has become a victim of bad timing at the Japanese box office after debuting weeks ahead of the domestic rollout of Pokemon Go, the hit smartphone app that has captured the world’s attention.
Sigourney Weaver to receive festival’s Donostia Award.
The executive most recently served as senior vice-president of production for New Line Cinema and will occupy the role of head of production for the motion picture group.
The British comedian who shot to fame with BBC hit The Office and earned notoriety in Hollywood as the host of several Golden Globe ceremonies will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Plus: Mike Tyson joins Lionsgate’s prank-comedy adventure Public Disturbance; and more…
Four world premieres among line-up.
Seeking to exploit its library of more than 400 titles from Exclusive Media Group, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group is venturing into specialty distribution.
The average cost of a cinema ticket in the second quarter of 2016 reached $8.73, marking the highest unadjusted level ever according to data issued by the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) on Monday.
Ahead of this week’s public world premiere at Comic-Con and nationwide release of Star Trek Beyond, Paramount announced on Monday the next instalment featuring the return of Chris Hemsworth.
UPDATED: Shares in the streaming giant dropped around 15% after trading on Monday as the company missed its projections on subscriber growth for the second quarter.
The Argentine-born Brazilian director who directed William Hurt to an Oscar in Kiss Of The Spider Woman has died of a heart attack in Sao Paulo. He was 70.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer Andrew van den Houten’s fledgling New York-based finance, sales, distribution company has boarded world sales rights ahead of the film’s world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal on July 21.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in Barbara Broccoli-produced drama shooting in UK.
Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets becomes the biggest animation of 2016 to date.
Studiocanal requests that exhibitors remove terror plot thriller from programmes.
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor Arthouse acquires quartet including Karlovy Vary winner.
Trademark Films’ Parfitt will act as a creative consultant for the UK production and financing outfit.
Cold War 2 leads again; Chinese films retain dominance with eight of the top 10 slots.
Film loosely inspired by Dostoyevsky story to shoot in and around Latvian city of Daugavpils.
Claudia Pedraza’s debut feature scooped the $20,000 top prize at the Bogotá Audiovisual Market.
Producer Migde Velazquez has been appointed US representative and head of international operations to Rome’s Cinecittà Studios in Los Angeles.
The publicist who worked with Barbra Streisand, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and advised Bill Clinton and Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 86.
Plus: Major!, Miles win at Outfest; Ken Burns doc secures qualifying run; IFC picks up King Cobra; FilmBuff takes Level Up
Myriad Pictures chief Kirk D’Amico is lining up his feature directorial debut on the holiday film ahead of the start of principal photography in Toronto later in the summer.
The non-competitive strand will also feature Pablo Larrain’s Neruda and Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson.
A round-up of the headlines from Star Wars Celebration including confirmation that Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Han Solo, behind the scenes footage from Rogue One and a Lucasfilm VR project based around Darth Vader.
The fantasy project will be co-produced with local production outfit Yellow, Black & White.
JULY 18 UPDATE: Fox International top brass reported another dominant international session from the Hollywood contingent as the Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Animation tentpole added a confirmed $53.1m from 60 markets.
JULY 18 UPDATE: Another weekend of records saw Finding Dory become the biggest animation release of all time, while Disney crossed $2bn faster than any studio before it and Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot opened in second place.
EXCLUSIVE: Mainstream and auteur Colombian companies join efforts for the comeback of El Páramo director.
FilmRise has picked up ancillary world rights and Investigation Discovery US television premiere rights to the documentary Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four.
President Anant Singh has closed international deals for China Star’s big budget fantasy film starring Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Fan Bingbing with IM Global and Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Actor cites differences with board; Costume designer Yvonne Blake appointed as acting president until election can be held.
Festival’s new $20,000 international competition prize goes to Albert Serra for The Death Of Louis XIV; One Week And A Day wins best Israeli feature.
Projects show a diversity of languages: Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi and Punjabi.
Cinemas closed and concerts cancelled in aftermath of deadly Nice attack; cast and crew of ‘50 Shades Darker’ reported safe.
Following its acquisition of Odeon & UCI Cinemas earlier this week, Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to buy a 49% stake in Paramount Pictures from Viacom, according to reports.
Plus: Kino Lorber moves The Tenth Man; Warner Bros dates three; TWC moves The Founder deep into awards season
Heading into Comic-Con, Ken Kao’s company has picked up rights to Jeff Lemire and illustrator Emi Lenox’s comic series.
Kankuro Kudo’s anarchic Japanese comedy has triumphed at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, which executive director Samuel Jamier said drew record audiences.
Bradley replaces John Whittingdale who departs after 14 months in the post.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her Toronto-based team have acquired international sales rights to The Ink Connection’s ‘fake fiction’ feature ahead of its European festival premiere in Switzerland.
EXCLUSIVE: Beijing-based filmmaker Dayyan Eng has started shooting contemporary comedy fantasy Wished, with a hot ensemble cast including Xia Yu, Yan Ni, Victoria Song and Pan Binlong.
The 73rd Venice International Film Festival will award its Golden Lion awards for lifetime achievement to French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to Dusty Bias’s Sonoma International Film Festival audience and jury best feature winner.
The documentary from Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey will get a limited theatrical release day-and-date with digital and VOD on August 26.
Finding Dory – comfortably the biggest Pixar release of all time in North America and the biggest film in the territory for the year-to-date on $431.9m and counting – swims into a further nine major markets and several smaller ones this weekend.
The Spanish festival reveals titles of the first competitive edition of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section that will award a $22,200 (€20,000) prize.
Marc Butan’s MadRiver buys high-concept pitch with Riverstone Pictures on board to executive produce.
John Whittingdale has lost his job as culture secretary.
The eighth edition of the UK’s Guiding Lights mentoring scheme has selected 17 new mentees from 215 applications received across the UK and Ireland.
JULY 13 UPDATE: In a move that will exacerbate already tense diplomatic relations with Washington, the Russian foreign ministry reportedly said on Wednesday it deported the NBCUniversal film chief because he was placed on a ‘stop list’ in retaliation over alleged US sanctions against Russian officials.
The studio announced on Wednesday it had scheduled an untitled instalment for October 27, 2017, marking a return to the horror series last seen in 2010.
Ben Stiller is in final talks to star in the comedy that Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will finance and produce with Plan B Entertainment.
Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher has expanded his team with the hires of Laura Florence, Dan Fisher and Rachel Koehler.
Disney and ESPN collaboration starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo will get a gala screening.
Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s action-thriller backed by Studiocanal begins production this month.
EXCLUSIVE: Tale of Ukrainian woman’s struggle to build new life in Germany was produced by Pandora.
EXCLUSIVE: Met Film Post and Slingshot Productions exec Cavan Ash joins post-production outfit.
Jason Bourne, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry, The Girl With All The Gifts (opener) among line-up; artistic director Carlo Chatrian’s contract extended until 2020.
The studio is building its unscripted portfolio with the announcement that it has bought a stake in new production company Primal Media.
The head of CAA’s television department was speaking on a Jerusalem Film Festival panel.
Jerusalem Film and Television Fund’s animation event The Hop, Skip & A Jump is aiming to grow the city’s fledgling animation scene.
NBC Universal’s chairman of filmed entertainment Jeff Shell was detained for several hours.
Plus: Miss Sloane gets US awards season release date; Freestyle Digital Media acquires Autumn Lights; and more
Blockbuster deal makes AMC the world’s largest movie theatre operator.
New York-based Fork Films announced on Tuesday it will provide grant funding for ten projects in different stages of development centring on human rights and social justice topics.
Heading into a San Diego jamboree that is uncharacteristically light on studio attendance this year, the US major has revealed details of its two-hour, DC-heavy session on July 23 as it aims to eclipse the Marvel Studios panel.
EXCLUSIVE: Private demonstrations of the exhibition format to take place over summer.
EXCLUSIVE: Italian distributor buys docs including Zero Days and Lo And Behold and a number of narrative dramas.
Screen Australia has committed AU$3m ($2.3m) towards fast-tracking 58 projects by female filmmakers, as part of a broader gender equality initiative.
The executive becomes senior vice-president of acquisitions after most recently serving as director of worldwide acquisitions at EuropaCorp.
Producer and managing director of Scott Free has died.
Cold War 2 top at Chinese box office between Jul 4 - 10; first time since early February that Chinese films score 1-2-3.
Women Leadership scheme aims to address gender imbalance in top cinema jobs
The film support body said on Tuesday it will support three French projects to the tune of $1.4m through its Canada Feature Film Fund.
Horror master talks video game adaptations of his films, his music career and the possibility of composing the music for the Halloween sequel.
Matan Yair’s Scaffolding [pictured] and Keren Yedaya’s Red Fields were among the winners at the 11th edition of the event.
Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival here.
Plus: production begins in Canada on ‘Welcome To Nowhere’
JULY 11 UPDATE: Fox International has now crossed the $2bn mark in 2016, marking the eighth consecutive year it has done so.
EXCLUSIVE: Shoval [pictured] was mentored by Iñárritu on the set of The Revenant.
Festival consultants to include James Schamus, Olivier Père, Huang Jianxin and Michael J. Werner.
As revenue surges, Pinewood CEO comments on Brexit fallout: “Decline in sterling exchange rate is undoubtedly positive for our international customers.”
Festival to receive additional funding from Germany’s State Minister for Culture and Media in 2017.
HBO Asia is teaming with China Movie Channel (CMC) on a series of Chinese-language martial arts movies, starting with two films executive produced by Corey Yuen.
Warner Bros’ The Legend Of Tarzan is the week’s highest new entry with $4.57m (£3.55m) from its 507 sites.
EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to Zhang Yang’s award-winning drama Soul On A String.
The distributor has picked up US rights from The Film Sales Company to the Tel Aviv Docaviv audience award winner by directors Alon Schwarz and Shaul Schwarz.
In the wake of the departure of Andrew Rodgers, the RiverRun International Film Festival has unveiled its new leader following a nationwide search.
Other winners include A Date For Mad Mary from Room producer Ed Guiney.
Hanan Savyon and Guy Amir are best known for creating and starring in Israeli TV shows Asfur [pictured] and Ptzuim BaRosh.
EXCLUSIVE: The fraternal directors are also working on a documentary about porn star Jonathan Agassi.
EXCLUSIVE: Family film has clocked up 150,000 admissions in Israel.
The film follows three Palestinian brothers who are smuggled into Israel from the West Bank.
The festival is showcasing virtual reality for the first time, including the first raft of Israeli VR projects.
Stillman is writing six more The Cosmopolitans episodes, but is making changes from the pilot.
JULY 11 UPDATE: The latest release from Universal / Illumination Entertainment bolstered the stealthy muscularity of summer box office with the biggest launch for an original animation property in North America.
Hungarian drama won best film and best actor, while Czech features also saw success.
Tarantino revealed the best character he’s ever written and discussed retiring after 10 movies.
EXCLUSIVE: Film marks debut feature of Yehonatan Indursky, director of award-winning short The Cantor And The Sea.
EXCLUSIVE: Evgeny Ruman’s upcoming feature follows two Soviet Union dubbing artists in 1990s Israel.
Dylan Leiner, Alison Thompson discussed the distribution, VOD and the future of cinema culture during a festival panel.
EXCLUSIVE: Project clinched top prize at Sam Spiegel International Film Lab in 2014.
Film is considered one of the most important in Israel’s cinematic history.
A total of 11 projects were presented at the closing pitching event of fifth edition.
Plus: Sutherland closing in on Flatliners; China gets Dolby Cinema first; and more…
Jude Law stars in the eight-episode HBO, Sky and Canal Plus series.
US director to attend festival, where whistleblower feature will play out of competition.
EXCLUSIVE: Production to start rolling in November.
EXCLUSIVE: Director of The Band’s Visit to explore dilemma of being a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship.
EXCLUSIVE: Horror sequel will be set 10 years after the events of the first film and will not be found-footage.
EXCLUSIVE: Producers join Marko Mäkilaakso’s pulpy monster movie based on the 80’s video game; Raven Banner sells.
Controversial culture minister announces new film fund aimed at boosting southern Israel.
Only 10% of working film directors are women, but one lobbying organisation is fighting for change.
EXCLUSIVE: Alchemy Fund aimed at supporting films in the £1m-£10m range.
Venice appoints additional jury presidents; Sam Mendes already on board as competition jury president.
The Institute has joined forces with Greece’s Faliro House on an event for emerging screenwriters from Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Cyprus.
The Pentland Studio project hopes to move ahead with its film and TV studio development outside Edinburgh, pending a greenlight from government.
Plus: cast confirmed for Haley’s The Hero; CaribbeanTales festival line-up; and more…
Schumacher to step down after 13 years at UK sales outfit.
EXCLUSIVE: Woman In Black 2 star joins comedy, which is set to shoot this month.
The New York distributor has bought North American rights to Keiichi Hara’s award-winning animated coming-of-age tale.
The Safran Company military thriller starring Armie Hammer will get an autumn North American release.
The US theatrical distributor, with creditors in the US and Europe, will “pursue an orderly liquidation.”
Creative Industries Council working group to examine the EU referendum outcome on the creative sectors.
INT’L WEEKEND PREVIEW: The Legend of Tarzan muscles into three more major international markets this weekend, while Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates makes its international debut.
Juno Temple and James Belushi also confirmed for the cast of Woody Allen’s next feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Team behind Triangle and Detour working on thriller; Dan Films slate includes $2-20m projects.
EXCLUSIVE: SC Films boards sci-fi starring Tom Hughes and Oona Chaplin.
Festival set to open tonight with a screening of Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta [pictured].
The director is at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival to accompany a screening of Pulp Fiction.
Ymagis unveiled its feature film mastering and screening technology EclairColor for cinemas at the recent CineEurope convention.
Selection committee also announced for Southeast Asian projects lab.
EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has sold the MMA action thriller to the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia and other markets.
The Alicia Vikander period drama, which was to have opened in the US later this month, has been rescheduled for next February.
The Spanish-Argentine comedy and multiple Goya winner is set for US theatrical release through New York independent FilmRise.
EXCLUSIVE: Zaza Urushadze filming first feature since Oscar-nominated drama.
EXCLUSIVE: UK film and TV outfit to be led by Vivien Muller-Rommel.
EXCLUSIVE: Hellboy actor Ron Perlman and Suffragette director Sarah Gavron among jury to select winning features.
Serbia-Bulgaria-Macedonia co-pro wins takes prize.
Don’t Breathe and Blood Father to close genre fest; world premiere of the late Pascal Chaumeil’s last film; Brandon Cronenberg project in works-in-progress strand; genre VR panel set.
The Los Angeles event will include six features from this year’s Sundance festival and a showcase of comedy shorts.
Three films from 12 teams will be greenlit for production.
DoP behind Taxi Driver, The Lost Boys and Michael Jackson’s Bad to receive lifetime award.
Former Cinecittà exec Cristina Giubbetti to lead department aimed at luring foreign productions to Italy.
US slave uprising drama to be released in the middle of awards season; new trailer released.
The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed submission deadlines in a number of categories – including foreign language film - for this year’s Oscars.
Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme launched in honour of the Doctor and Carry On series.
Names and projects announced at Karlovy Vary.
EXCLUSIVE: Filming has commenced on The Time Of Their Lives, also starring Franco Nero and Joely Richardson; Sir Tim Rice to oversee the soundtrack.
The Little Hours kicks off deal between Concourse Media and Productivity to fund between eight and 12 features.
EXCLUSIVE: Sergei Polunin ballet dancer doc is directed by Oscar-nominated Steven Cantor.
Palme d’Or-winning director, icon of the Iranian New Wave, has died in Paris; Martin Scorsese praises “extraordinary body of work”.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor to donate 20% of theatrical receipts for Mark Duggan documentary to UK charity.
From Optimum Releasing to Paddington and Legend, Studiocanal is now the UK’s biggest indie producer-distributor. Screen speaks to CEO Danny Perkins.
Magical caper becomes Lionsgate’s biggest film ever in China.
Rai sells second opera season to distributors around the world.
Johannes Bah Kuhnke leads the underwater thriller about a special ops unit that travels to the bottom of the Yellow Sea.
EXCLUSIVE: He joins the London post-house from Met Film Post.
Audience winner also revealed in Karlovy Vary.
Fox’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie scores excellent non-final $5.4m (£4.03m) debut to chart second.
JULY 5 UPDATE: Ice Age: Collision Course posts $18.1m debut from seven markets; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel opens top in China.
UPDATE: Finding Dory stays top for a third weekend; Tarzan’s $38.5m beats out rival new releases The Purge: Election Year and The BFG.
EXCLUSIVE: Eriq Ebouaney and Sandrine Bonnaire to co-star in asylum seeker love story.
Eichinger’s Hands Of A Mother won three prizes at the German Cinema New Talent Awards.
This year’s British Urban Film Festival will host the premiere of Nicole Albarelli’s debut feature.
Boswell joins from post-production house Lip Sync.
The Oscar-winning writer-director was widely acclaimed for The Deer Hunter but fell from grace with Heaven’s Gate.
War thriller Anthropoid opens film festival in Czech Republic.
INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW: The fifth Ice Age film, a new take on Tarzan and Steven Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation are among this weekend’s international entrants.
London-based genre festival to feature 19 world premieres and 35 UK & European premieres.
EXCLUSIVE: Hot Cannes package You Were Never Really Here has secured a UK deal; shoot due to get underway late summer.
Family animation Minions also received double digit complaints from members of the public.
Gabriele Mainetti’s fantasy superhero film won seven Italian film awards earlier this year.
Plus: Sing Street re-released in US; Interview with God wraps; and more…
The award-winning documentary about a Paraguayan youth musical group will go theatrical in September, with VOD, DVD and TV launches to follow.
British comedy also topped US buddy comedy Central Intelligence and animation The Secret Life of Pets.
The US mini-major has signed a long-anticipated deal to acquire premium cable network operator Starz, agreeing to pay $4.4bn in cash and stock.
The studio has confirmed plans for a follow-up to its 2012 animated hit, with a March 2018 release date booked.
The New York-based distributor has bought North American rights to the ‘colour guard’ performance documentary produced by musician David Byrne.
The sequel to 2014 horror hit Annabelle has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, with David F Sandberg directing.
EXCLUSIVE: Hannaleena Hauru’s debut feature is produced by company behind Cannes Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki.
Initiative will support 10,000 creative sector SMEs.
The Chinese Film Directors Guild has issued a statement demanding an explanation after Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden was hospitalised during a period of detention by Chinese police.
The US Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”
Plus: MGM secures new $1bn credit facility; Digimon Adventure gets US release; and more…
Eurimages executive director Roberto Olla reiterates that the door remains open.
Netflix is aiming to find an international audience for its Korean-language productions, as well as Bong Joon Ho’s multilingual Okja, according to David Lee, Netflix vice president, international originals.
Guests at this year’s event will include Joshua Marston and actor Michael Shannon who will present new mystery-drama Complete Unknown.
EXCLUSIVE: The new Brazilian art cinema distributor has unveiled a slate including films from Marco Bellocchio, Amos Gitai and Gabriel Ripstein.
Fledgling NY outfit Grasshopper Film has taken rights to Oliver Laxe’s Morocco-set Western.
Confirmed titles include Måns Månsson’s Yarden [pictured] and Eiji Uchida’s Lowlife Love.
A mentorship programme and paid internships are being introduced in a bid to help boost the number of female directors in the industry.
The Godfather director will be presented with the event’s lifetime achievement award.
BAFTA LA is to present Samuel L Jackson with this year’s Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.
The BAFTA-winner boards Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up, joining a cast that already includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright.
Lionsgate had its biggest opening in China with Now You See Me 2 on $43.64m from its first three days
Nate Parker, director of The Birth of a Nation, will get this year’s Sundance Institute award, which brings a cash prize and industry mentorship.
EXCLUSIVE: Edinburgh-based Cinefile has taken UK and Irish rights to Brian Cox-starring The Carer from sales company Yellow Affair.
EXCLUSIVE: Final version of Cannes Competition title is now seven minutes shorter following critics response.
Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger has been appointed BBC director of drama commissioning after four years at the ad-supported broadcaster.
DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness Films has acquired film rights to the debut novel by Australian author Krystal Sutherland.
Dallas Buyers Club producer Truth Entertainment and writer-director Joe Tripician are starting work on a new project about father-daughter grifters.
The Fair Market Value filmmaker will steer Fulton Street Entertainment’s adaptation of the coming-of-age novel.
Daniel Gordon directs the story of the controversial race between Zola Budd and Mary Decker at 1984 Olympics.
Fond also backs two TV serires and Lisa Langseth’s new feature.
Lionsgate UK is partnering with Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures to launch a writing competition for UK residents who want to write a TV drama series.
Fox will handle DVD and VOD marketing and distribution for MGM’s film and TV product until June 2020.
Shout! Factory has acquired a package of rights to the Australian animated feature and plans a multi-platform release.
Plus: Straight Up buys Man’s Search for Meaning rights; and more…
Short films from Kosovo, France, the US and Switzerland are among the winners at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Public consultation open for industry and audiences; nine roadshow events planned.
The US and Korean companies will co-finance and co-produce the feature about a Korean follower of a US baseball team.
The BAFTA fellowship winner comes on board as the IM Global-backed project starts its shoot in Liverpool.
Bedlam joins Knightsbridge Films to produce biopic of Leicester City and England footballer.
ITV, Sky take stock market hit as uncertainty looks set to continue for film and TV industries following last week’s EU referendum vote.
EXCLUSIVE: Les Films du Losange secures key deals; Matthieu Kassovitz joins cast also featuring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert.
EXCLUSIVE: Playwright Charlotte Josephine has won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, bestowed by BBC Films and BBC Writersroom.
Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence has to settle for second with non-final $6.7m (£5.05m) debut from its 611 sites.
Shoot underway in Chile on crowd-funded action-comedy from Con Air director.
Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife wins best first film; audience award goes to Iciar Bollain’s The Olive Tree.
Titles will include Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next.
The London-based documentary festival gives its emerging talent prize to Algerian director Hassan Ferhani.
JUNE 27 UPDATE: Now You See Me 2 records Lionsgate’s biggest-ever opening in China with $44.4m.
UPDATED: Fox’s action sci-fi sequel fell short in its domestic debut, thanks to a big second weekend hold by Pixar’s Finding Dory and a strong start for Sony’s The Shallows.
German director Emmerich sells script to Universal and is set to direct the sci-fi story.
Plus: Dirty 30 gets US release; The Sound of Things to premiere in Moscow.
UPDATES: BFI & BFC COMMENTS. There has been a shocked and dismayed response to the news of Brexit in almost every sector of the British film industry; responses in Europe have also been extremely downbeat.
Legendary Pictures has won a bidding war for a high finance tale with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star and Adam McKay set to write and direct.
Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script
As the UK votes decisively to leave the European Union, the film and TV sectors are in limbo.
The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc festival and market previewed Canal+ and BBC’s migrant documentary Exodus.
International law firm Olswang details the potential fallout concerning free movement of crew, film distribution, copyright and soft money.
Industry event unfolding in French port town of La Rochelle unveils project awards, sets Asian Side of the Doc dates.
Keith Hayley, Robert Bevan and Charles Savill sentenced to nine years in prison; Norman Leighton gets two years suspended sentence.
Experienced directors invited to apply for Bergman Revisited, with shorts unveiled during his centenary year of 2018.
Murray Dibbs departs as managing director after eight years at the company.
Plus: AwesomenessTV begins ‘Straight Outta Oz’ shoot; and more…
Nordisk Film & TV Fond has unveiled the list of Nordic graduation students and their projects running for the $30,000 (NOK250,000) pitch prize and $6,000 (NOK 50,000) special mention prize at Nordic Talents (Aug 31-Sept 2).
Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) chairman Kim Dong-ho has made a public apology and vowed to have BIFF’s articles of association changed by the end of July so that local filmmakers can call off their boycott.
Aardman talked to Screen in Annecy about future projects - including the Eddie Redmayne-voiced Early Man - BFI support and learning curves.
The distributor has picked up North American rights from Beta Cinema to Israeli film-maker Elite Zexer’s directorial debut and Sundance selection.
According to German media outlets, a masked man is dead after opening fire at a cinema complex in Viernheim, near Mannheim, in western Germany.
Toronto-based Edyson Entertainment is set to begin production on the body-positive comedy in Hamilton, Ontario.
Jordan McGarry joins Film London as head of talent development and production, taking over from Deborah Sathe.
The $28.5m eight-part series will serve as a sequel to the 1981 hit film.
Beijing-based company is joint-venture between CMC Holdings and Warner Bros.
Dolby Laboratories has announced its first Dolby theatres in Asia at Wanda Cinema Line sites in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing and Jinan.
Nordisk takes reins on Department Q novel adaptations following Zentropa hits.
Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based Syrreal Entertainment enters agreement with Jiabo Culture.
Foresight Unlimited’s action thriller has taken a big step forward as the company announced that the trio have joined previously cast lead Toby Kebbell.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US television rights to UK-based Sid Gentle Films’ upcoming alternate history thriller to star Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth.
The Los Angeles-based company will handle international sales on the thriller starring Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson depicting the infamous London jewellery heist in 2015.
Plus: Aaron Sorkin to give online screenwriting lessons on MasterClass; and more…
Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.
New Roy Andersson feature About Endlessness also gets backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
EXCLUSIVE: The executive arrives from Lightning Entertainment as director of acquisitions and marketing.
The film body has advised producers they have until July 15 to submit their films to represent Canada in the upcoming foreign language Oscar race.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has taken on director Jeffrey Bell and producer Mike Dieffenbach’s MLS football documentary.
Warcraft continued to reign supreme at the Chinese box office, taking $48.19m in the week of Jun 13 -19.
A new UK survey proves what many people already know anecdotally, that it’s a challenge being a parent and working in the film and TV industries.
Drama centres on two little people from a town in Kurdish Iraq who risk their lives to deliver shoes to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Oscar-winner Meryl Streep to also attend this year’s festival.
Drama marks the first project from Vikander’s outfit, Vikarious Productions.
Alumni on film and TV programme include producers of The Lunchbox, Bullhead and The Book Of Negroes.
Documentary festival attended by Sir David Attenborough, Michael Moore and Tilda Swinton among others.
Captain Fantastic to open festival in South Korea.
Theatres to be added across UK and other European markets.
The in-demand British star has signed on to Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama backed by Annapurna Pictures.
A white paper by data analytics specialist Movio claims to have turned on its head the widely held belief that the world’s largest living generation is less interested in film-going than previous generations.
Festival guests will include director Jim Sheridan and actress Ruth Negga.
Drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike to receive European premiere at LFF.
Shoot is underway in Berlin on The Lives Of Others director’s third film.
Amazon Studios’ Ted Hope to reveal “vision for film”; works in progress winner to receive new award worth more than $100,000.
Plus: Production wraps in Canada on ‘The Stakelander’; and more…
Screen spoke to the first-time feature producer of well-received Edinburgh title Moon Dogs, backed by Welsh, Irish and Scottish film bodies.
Motion Picture Association of America chairman-chief excecutive Christopher Dodd confirms opposition to Digital Single Market proposals in CineEurope keynote address.
Festival reveals guests headed to Karlovy Vary next month.
The original ensemble comedy about a group of 20-somethings on a crazy adventure to the biggest EDM festival in America will debut on August 26.