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The Confessions

Karlovy Vary fest unveils 2016 competition line-ups

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The final film of Jan Nemec, who died in March, to play in the main competition.

Tiger Raid

Altitude acquires 'Tiger Raid' for UK-Ireland

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Bankside secures key deal following Tribeca world premiere.

The Salesman Forushande

Memento sells Cannes award-winner 'The Salesman' to UK, Germany

31-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento also secures deals for Bruno Dumont’s Cannes contender Slack Bay.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' beats 'Alice' to top UK box office

31-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Alice sequel has to settle for second with $3.3m (£2.23m) debut; Curzon Artificial Eye’s Love & Friendship enjoys excellent $381,000 (£261,330) bow from 80 sites.

Ronit Elkabetz

Jerusalem fest to host Ronit Elkabetz tribute

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

JFF to pay tribute to Israeli actress and film-maker who died in April.

Box Office

China’s Enlight Media invests in ticketing platform Maoyan

31-May-2016 | By

Beijing-based studio Enlight Media is paying $245m for a 19% stake in China’s largest online ticketing platform Maoyan.

Charlotte Spencer

First NFTS-BBC Films 'Greenlight' project begins shoot

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Diagnosis stars Screen Star of Tomorrow Charlotte Spencer [pictured].

the people vs fritz bauer

'The People Vs. Fritz Bauer' wins six German Film Awards

31-May-2016 | By

Nazi hunter thriller wins best film at the annual ‘Lolas’.

Amazon Prime logo

Amazon expands original content offering in Japan

31-May-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Amazon is ramping up its offerings of original content in Japan as it strives to keep pace with Netflix, which is also aggressively moving ahead with plans to roll out locally-produced TV shows.

The Imaginarium Studios

Imaginarium to deliver keynote at Media Production Show

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Seminars will include masterclasses on VFX and location management and panels on production design and UK tax relief.

The Big Blue

Ymagis launches crowdfunding platform to restore classic films

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Monsieur Gangster, In The Realm Of The Senses and The Big Blue among first titles to be featured.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' rules slow Memorial Day session

29-May-2016 | By

MAY 30 UPDATE: Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse launched summer and propelled the four-day Memorial Weekend into the all-time top ten with a muted $80m debut, while Buena Vista’s Alice Through The Looking Glass flopped.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Disney passes $4bn at global box office in 2016 in record time

29-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.

JJ Abrams

'God Particle' gets production date

27-May-2016 | By

Paramount and Bad Robot’s adventure will begin shooting in Los Angeles on June 10 with JJ Abrams serving as producer.

Apprentice

Arrow targets Cannes title 'Apprentice' for UK

27-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Luxbox secures new sales on Un Certain Regard title.

Samantha Morton

ITV, Hulu team up for 'Harlots'

27-May-2016 | By

Period drama stars Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay.

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet

Live cinema on the rise, says report

27-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Almost half of UK exhibitors are now screening live cinema experiences.

Sophia Loren Human Voice

Transilvania fest to honour Sophia Loren

27-May-2016 | By

The festival will also honour Mad Max: Fury Road producer Iain Smith.

Tale Of Tales

Curzon Home Cinema to trial live features

27-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK outfit is bolstering its day-and-date offering with the introduction of live red carpet features and post-film Q&As.

Kids In Love

Will Poulter-Alma Jodorowsky's 'Kids In Love' sets UK release

27-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Coming-of-age feature to world premiere at Edinburgh festival.

Anthropoid

Bleecker Street sets 'Anthropoid' release date

27-May-2016 | By

The distributor will open the World War II thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in late summer.

X-Men: Apocalypse

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ tops buzz chart

27-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Superhero sequel dwarfs Alice, TMNT, Warcraft.

Dwayne Johnson

Legendary acquires Dwayne Johnson vehicle 'Skyscraper'

26-May-2016 | By

The studio has won a bidding war for rights to the action property that will be set in China and reunites Johnson with his Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' hits $130m

26-May-2016 | By

Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.

Breaking A Monster

US Briefs: Abramorama to release 'Breaking A Monster'

26-May-2016 | By

Plus: MPI acquires If There’s A Hell Below; Saban buys Come And Find Me; Shout! Factory, Legacy Classics in production-distribution pact; and more

Anthropoid

Jamie Dornan-Cillian Murphy’s 'Anthropoid' to world premiere at Karlovy Vary

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Fifty Shades Of Grey star to attend opening of the festival.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

'Borg Vs McEnroe', 'Rita Hayworth', 'Mortal' among Ascot Cannes buys

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve reunite on 'The Son'

26-May-2016 | By

The director-star pairing from Prisoners and The Enemy are to adapt a Jo Nesbo thriller for Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Bold Films.

Rebecca O Brien

Ken Loach producer Rebecca O’Brien to speak at Media Summit

26-May-2016 | By Screen staff

UK producer behind Palme d’Or winners I, Daniel Blake and The Wind That Shakes The Barley to discuss creative talent.

AMBI Jonathan Rhys Meyers Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas-Jonathan Rhys Meyers' 'Black Butterfly' wraps

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Psychological thriller completes Rome shoot.

Ron Perlman Sarah Gavron

Ron Perlman, Sarah Gavron on East End fest jury

26-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Full programme revealed for this year’s East End Film Festival.

Guillermo del Toro and Takashi Miike

Fantasia fest to honour Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike

26-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Montreal’s genre festival also unveils first wave of titles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary edition.

International Centre for Film TV and the Moving Image concept art

British Film Institute reveals plans for $190m development

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Anonymous benefactor reignites plans to radically transform the BFI’s home on London’s South Bank.

Sheila Nevins

HBO’s Sheila Nevins to receive Sheffield Doc/Fest honour

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Members of Grand Jury Award also revealed, which will be supported by Screen International and Broadcast.

D Films snaps up 'Under The Silver Lake'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Canadian distributor has added one of the most sought-after projects from the Cannes Marché to its slate.

Bill Nigh

Bill Nighy to star in 'Triple Word Score'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Highlander

Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].

Jan Švankmajer

Jan Švankmajer turns to Indiegogo for 'Insects'

25-May-2016 | By

The celebrated Czech film-maker and Athanor Productions have launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site for what the surrealist artist and director has said will be his final film.

Southside With You

Soda Pictures acquires Miramax pair

25-May-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up UK rights to The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and Southside With You.

Paul Hanson

Covert Media, Todd Garner strike pact

25-May-2016 | By

Paul Hanson has signed a two-year, first look co-financing and co-production deal with the former Revolution Studios partner and producer of Knight And Day and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise.

Miss Sharon Jones!

US Briefs: Starz Digital picks up ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’

25-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard acquires Operator; Janus Films takes Cameraperson; and more…

Odeon Swiss Cottage

Odeon & UCI revenues up 10% in 2016

25-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

As it reports its Q1 financials, Europe’s largest exhibitor has revealed that it plans to open 20 new cinemas across Europe by 2020.

Paddington

Creative Europe details $45m UK spend

25-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A total of $45m in grants were awarded to the UK’s creative sector across 2014-15.

Euro flag

European Commission proposes Netflix, Amazon content quota

25-May-2016 | By

The updated Audiovisual Directive will enforce VoD platforms such as Netflix to ensure at least a 20% share of European content in their catalogues.

Kim Dong-ho

Busan festival head confident of avoiding boycott

25-May-2016 | By

Chairman nominee Kim Dong-ho has told Screen he believes the festival will avoid the boycott.

Frosted Glass

Autism-inspired 'Frosted Glass' begins shoot

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Performance poet with Asperger’s brings his experience to debut film.

Dionne Edwards

Signature teams with Red Rock, Procam on trainee scheme

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.

One Week And A Day

Oscilloscope takes Cannes black comedy 'One Week And A Day' for US

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.

Adam Sandler

STX, Adam Sandler to produce animated film

24-May-2016 | By

Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions have signed an overall deal to write, produce and star in an untitled animated project for STX Entertainment.

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg, Mike Myers join 'Terminal'

24-May-2016 | By

The actors have joined Margot Robbie on board the noir thriller that Highland Film Group (HFG) continued to sell internationally in Cannes.

Cannes: Market wrap

24-May-2016 | By

STX’s $50m play, Amazon Studios’ charm offensive and other takeaways from this year’s market.

Nina Forever

Screen partners with FrightFest

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The UK genre film festival also announces a new headline sponsor, Horror Channel.

Michael Fassbender

Palm Springs International Film Festival sets 2017 dates

24-May-2016 | By

Top brass announced on Tuesday the run dates for the event’s 28th edition.

FACT logo

FACT faces uncertain future following MPA funding pull

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Anti-piracy body is set to lose 50% of its funding within six months.

Angry Birds

'Angry Birds' soars at China box office

24-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Angry Birds beat Captain America to the top spot; Divergent opened in third.

The Sunshine Makers

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires 'The Sunshine Makers'

24-May-2016 | By

Plus: Gravitas Ventures picks up Cardinal Matters; Screamfest announces October dates

Churchill

'Churchill' shoot begins; cast revealed

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.

Halloween

John Carpenter to exec new 'Halloween'

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Miramax and Blumhouse Productions to resurrect horror franchise.

Magnus

Arrow takes chess doc 'Magnus' for UK

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Blackway

Cannes buyers spark to Electric’s 'Blackway'

23-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Mehandjiyska and her team have reported a strong response on the Croisette to the thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.

IMG to sell 'Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency'

23-May-2016 | By

The company has come on board to handle international sales on BBC America’s upcoming original scripted series based on the Douglas Adams books.

Saban Films picks up 'Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale'

23-May-2016 | By

The North American rights deal with ICM Partners on Walter Hill’s crime thriller caps a busy Cannes for the distributor.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' posts $101.6m overseas debut

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.

Lorynn York

Vine star Logan Paul’s "'Expendables' with internet stars" rounds out cast

23-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Actress Lorynn York joins comedy Airplane Mode from Vine sensation.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops UK chart

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie falls only 7% in its second weekend to reach $6.7m (£4.6m) to date.

worry dolls

Cannes: Jinga scores North America hat-trick

23-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.

Miss Stevens

US Briefs: The Orchard acquires 'Miss Stevens'

23-May-2016 | By

Plus: Alcon plots Garfield film franchise; NBR sets 2017 awards gala date; and more…

Ken Loach on the set of I Daniel Blake

Cannes: Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.

Toni Erdmann

Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann' tops final Screen Jury Grid

22-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Maren Ade’s comedy-drama set the highest score in the history of the Jury Grid.

Chilean producers find deals in Cannes

22-May-2016 | By

Producers were highly active on the Croisette as deals flowed in the wake of increased co-production opportunities with the South American country.

Angry Birds

'Angry Birds' topple 'Civil War' in US on $38m

22-May-2016 | By

MAY 23 UPDATE: Sony’s adaptation of the bestselling phone app game toppled Captain America: Civil War from its perch as it secured a number one berth.

Lucy Liu

US Briefs: Lucy Liu et al join AMBI’s 'Future World'

22-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard picks up The Dinner; IMAX,  Starbreeze in VR pact; and more…

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki

Cannes: 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki' wins Un Certain Regard prize

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.

Wolf And Sheep

'Wolf And Sheep', 'The Together Project' win at Directors' Fortnight

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Together Project was directed by Solveig Anspach, who died last August.

Lars von Trier

Cannes: Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Lars Von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also acquires upcoming sports biopic Borg vs McEnroe, Directors’ Fortnight title After Love and Scottish indie music doc Lost In France.

Mimosas

Cannes: 'Mimosas' wins top Critics' Week prize

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners included Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Albüm and Wregas Bhanuteja’s Penjak.

Finale

Denmark’s Frightgeist launches with horror 'Finale'

20-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Horror marks first feature from new production company.

Cannes: Cinéfondation 2016 winners revealed

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes: Sean Penn's 'The Last Face' sets Jury Grid low

20-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon also fails to impress Screen’s roster of critics.

SPL2: A Time For Consequences

'SPL2: A Time For Consequences' sold to Japan

20-May-2016 | By

Hong Kong-based Young Live Entertainment (YLE) has sold action title SPL2: A Time For Consequences to Japan’s Twin Co.

Edinburgh Networking

Edinburgh fest reveals industry line-up

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Opportunities available for new and emerging filmmakers, and pitching sessions among programme.

Sturridge Martin Flanagan

Sturridge, Martin, Flanagan enter '3 Way Junction'

19-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway in Africa on drama from Searching For Sugar Man executive.

Graduation Bacalaureat

Cannes: Mungiu impresses, Dolan disappoints on Screen’s Jury Grid

19-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.

'Toni Erdmann' racks up key sales for The Match Factory

19-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.

Mrs B A North Korean Woman

Korea trafficking doc 'Mrs B' set for feature adaptation

19-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.

Paradise 89

Latvia celebrates centennial with $8.5m film fund

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

A total of 16 features will receive funding from the country’s national film centre.

BNFF

Cannes: Tallinn Black Nights launches Storytek

19-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The initiative will support 20 projects exploring alternative storytelling through digital technologies.

Harro van Staverden

Dutch producer unveils film education project CinesCool

19-May-2016 | By

Pan-European initiative aims to “bring film to the classroom”.

The Son Of Bigfoot

Belga raises €5m for animation 'The Son Of Bigfoot'

19-May-2016 | By

Belga Films Fund (BFF) has raised more than $5.6m (€5m) for Ben Stassen’s new animated feature, The Son Of Bigfoot.

The Red Turtle

Sony Pictures Classics acquires animation 'The Red Turtle'

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Animation co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko to join Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

18-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Terry Gilliam revealed further details about his long in the works Don Quixote film in Cannes.

The Salesman

Amazon Studios buys 'The Salesman', 'The Dressmaker'

18-May-2016 | By

The story of Cannes 2016 continued apace on Wednesday as Asghar Farhadi’s late addition to the Competition became one of the latest titles headed for Prime Video customers.

Amazon's charm tactics cheer a muted Cannes market

18-May-2016 | By

STX made a big splash, while Amazon’s charm offensive overshadowed Netflix.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry's LA Riots drama 'Kings' sold into Europe

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal takes UK rights for riots drama..

Clash

Cannes UCR opener 'Clash' sold to Europe, Asia

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Post-Egyptian revolution drama set in police van opened Un Certain Regard. 

Jason-Ropell

Cannes panel: Theatrical experience key to Amazon strategy

18-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Amazon executives discussed sales companies, emerging filmmakers, women directors and disruption.

Cedric Ido

MK2 Films boards Barry and Ido’s comedy 'Chateau'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film is set in Paris’s African neighbourhood of Chateau d’Eau.

Screen Cannes 2016 Day 8

Cannes 2016: Screen's dailies

18-May-2016

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 69th Cannes Film Festival here.

Doc Day Cannes 2016

Cannes Doc Day: Making an impact with emotions, not just issues

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.

One Week And A Day

New Europe scores 'One Week And A Day' sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy has gone to Brazil and Italy.

Dias

Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.

Merci Patron

Jour2fête docs 'Merci Patron!', 'Robert Doisneau' score sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: French company Jour2fête closes agreements.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Tennis rivals 'Borg/McEnroe' served to France's Pretty Pictures

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

'Raman Raghav 2.0' star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Indian writer Manto

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.

Cannes: 'Aquarius' debuts strongly on Screen Jury Grid

18-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.

Oskar Jonasson

Truenorth lines up English-language projects

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.

FilmRise, Content Media strike sales pact

18-May-2016 | By

FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.

Joanne Froggatt

Genesius picks up 'Starfish' starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.

AFM projects theatre boost

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: This year’s edition of the market will utilise the renovated Monica Film Center and the Arclight at the Santa Monica Place shopping centre.

Photo_Alejandro_Jodorowsky

Jodorowsky, Aronofsky head to Reykjavik

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Iceland’s Reykjavik film festival will host both directors at its 13th edition.

US Briefs: GKIDS acquires 'The Girl Without Hands'

18-May-2016 | By

Plus: Adopt takes UCR entry Beyond The Mountains And Hills: Oscilloscope snaps up two.

Ghent film fest to honour 'Revenant' composer Ryuichi Sakamoto

18-May-2016 | By

Festival’s soundtrack awards will have a TV focus this year, including performances of the Fargo and House Of Cards [picturted] soundtracks.

The Suffering

Horror 'The Suffering', 'A Demon Within' acquired

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken all international rights on the Robert Hamilton horror from Blue Fox.

No Wave

SVoD platform Nowave to launch in UK, France

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Service plans to roll out in 140 countries.

Robert De Niro

Lazio Film Commission on the rise in Cannes

18-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Projects to receive funding include a remake of Roman Holiday, which the Lazio governor says has attracted interest from Robert De Niro.

Frank Grillo in The Purge: Anarchy

Netflix acquires worldwide rights to Frank Grillo's 'Wheelman'

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

In a splashy Cannes deal, Netflix has pre-bought worldwide rights to upcoming thriller Wheelman and is understood to be closing in on Iraqi war drama Sand Castle.

Lars von Trier

Lars Von Trier’s 'The House That Jack Built' cuts early deals

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk secures pre-sales on serial killer feature.

Frantz

Francois Ozon’s 'Frantz' sold across Europe, South America

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film expected to premiere in A-list autumn festival.

Like Crazy

Paolo Virzi’s 'Like Crazy' sold by Bac

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Road movie has premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves sci-fi 'Replicas' sold around world

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct Chad St John’s sci-fi thriller screenplay.

Insiders, MadRiver consolidate sales operations

17-May-2016 | By

Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox have consolidated their international sales operations to form IMR International.

China box office: 'Captain America' holds off 'Finding Mr Right'

17-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Captain America: Civil War tops again, while Song Of The Phoenix saw huge gains after begging for screens.

Viva

Mongrel Internartional strikes UK deal on 'Viva'

17-May-2016 | By

Mongrel International has licensed UK rights in Cannes to Viva, last season’s Irish foreign-language Oscar submission.

Full Speed Ahead

Action comedy 'Full Speed' races across Europe, Asia

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other Angle also closed deals on 

Scanbox adds 'Like Crazy', 'Clash', 'I, Daniel Blake'

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Company also takes Cannes titles Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, The Salesman.

Alberto Barbera

Venice chief Barbara talks festival additions, revamped market

17-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Festival will revamp its market offering this year under the new name Venice Production Bridge.

Andrus Ansip

Ansip offers Digital Single Market reassurance in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By

Talking to Screen in Cannes, the European commissioner said that there had been scaremongering around the issue.

The Carer

Scottish films revealed for Edinburgh International Film Festival

17-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.

Anurag Kashyap’s 'Giddy' on US-India genre slate

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.

Paterson

Cannes: Jim Jarmusch’s 'Paterson' impresses Screen Jury Grid

17-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Drama starring Adam Driver clocked the second highest score of the year.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' team call for fans' pitches

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Successful pitches will be crowdfunded through kickstarter.

Tara Reid

JC Ollana buys Spanish outfit Rebel Movies

17-May-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The sales and production company specialises in genre, but is looking to explore other genres.

Boudica

First female-centric film finance initiative launches in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.

Twisted Juice

'Twisted Justice' to open NYAFF

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Go Ayano stars in the film crime drama based on detective Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography.

Fyodor Bondarchuk

'Stalingrad' team line up sci-fi 'Attraction'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovsky have revealed their production slate in Cannes.

Xavier Samuel

'Twilight' star joins Australian thriller 'Bad Blood'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel has joined the Australian suspense thriller along with San Andreas actor Morgan Griffin.

Love Is All You Need

Shoreline finds 'Love Is All You Need?'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US sales company has also started talks on Sarah Gordon’s It Had To Be You.

Bugs

Kino Lorber snaps up edible insects doc 'Bugs'

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Andreas Johnsen’s documentary debuted at Tribeca.

Directors

Southeast Asia directors line up art-inspired omnibus

17-May-2016 | By

The five award-winning directors will each make a short film inspired by a piece of art from their region.

Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

India to receive producers portal

17-May-2016 | By

India’s Minister of State revealed the portal in Cannes.

Endless Poetry

Chile boosts development ties with new funds

17-May-2016 | By

Territory aims to forge stronger ties with five territories here in Cannes to boost co-productions.

Danny Diamondback

Kaleidoscope selling animation 'Danny Diamondback'

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shaun The Sheep director Darren Walsh will helm the feature.

No Filter

FilmSharks trades on 'No Filter' remake rights

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Original racked up more than 1.3 million admissions.

Outlander

Scottish film studio gets greenlight

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Studio which has hosted Sony’s Outlander [pictured] gets council approval for expansion.

Sasha Lane

'American Honey' star Sasha Lane joins YA adaptation 'Hunting Lila'

16-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Paul Franklin, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor behind Inception and Interstellar, to make directorial debut.

Sundance Selects acquires 'I, Daniel Blake'

16-May-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from Wild Bunch to Ken Loach’s Competition entry.

Lake Bodom

Film Constellation aligns for Scandi horror 'Lake Bodom'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fabien Westerhoff’s Film Constellation boards horror Lake Bodom, which is being pitched in Cannes.

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Cannes hits 'Toni Erdmann', 'Sieranevada' secure sales

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German comedy Toni Erdmann is attracting buyers following a strong critical reception.

A Boy Called Christmas

Studiocanal, Blueprint team for Matt Haig's 'A Boy Called Christmas'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Duo re-team for Matt Haig’s well-received children’s tale about the early life of Father Christmas.

Mohamed Hefzy

'Clash' producer transports Lewis Carroll's Alice to Cairo

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Un Certain Regard opener Clash lines up new projects, including Lewis Carroll adaptation In The Land Of Wonder.

The White King

Fortissimo sells 'The White King' to Signature for UK

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Signature has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland on Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s sci-fi.

Shadow World

Arms trade doc 'Shadow World' acquired for North America

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist kicking off European sales on arms trade exposé at Cannes. 

Peshmerga

Cannes: ‘Peshmerga’ added to special screenings

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The French documentary from director Bernard-Henri Lévy follows Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.

Amazon Studios

Amazon Studios' execs to speak at UK Film Centre

16-May-2016

Amazon heads of worldwide film, production and marketing to speak at the UK Film Centre (pavilion 119) from 1.30pm on Tuesday (May 17).

'Civil War' records hat-trick in UK

16-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie flies in with $3.1m (£2.15m), while Disney’s The Jungle Book becomes biggest film of 2016.

Yorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos’s 'Sacred Deer' sells to France

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer starring Colin Farrell is being sold in Cannes by HanWay Films.

BFI exterior

BFI mulls covering childcare costs in bid to boost diversity

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Vendian, Wild Bunch unite with Nicolas Winding Refn

16-May-2016 | By

Vendian Entertainment and Wild Bunch have struck a first-look deal with Nicolas Winding Refn’s Space Rocket that kicks off with Maniac Cop, the first in a planned horror trilogy.

Wei-Han

China’s Bliss Media launches $150m fund

16-May-2016 | By

Fund will aim to provide equity investment for international film and television projects.

Downton Abbey series 5

BBC, ITV could launch paid-for VOD service Britflix

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Service could rival Amazon and Netflix with BBC/ITV content as well as original series, according to report.

Amanda Seyfried

Myriad strikes key sales on 'The Last Word'

16-May-2016 | By

Myriad Pictures has closed deals in Cannes for Germany, Spain and Italy among others on the drama starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

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Raven Banner boards Finland’s 'Rendel'

16-May-2016 | By

Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired worldwide sales rights excluding Scandinavia to Finland’s first superhero film.

IFFR's CineMart, Holland Film Meeting launch co-pro initiative

16-May-2016 | By

BoostNL will aim to increase support for Dutch features and international co-pros presented at the two festivals.

Holliday Grainger

Holliday Grainger, '52 Tuesdays' director team on 'Animals'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Great Expectations star to lead Sophie Hyde-Emma Jane Unsworth adaptation.

Joseph Fiennes to make directorial debut with 'Flush'

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Woolf adaptation Flush is being sold in Cannes.

GLory

'Glory' from 'The Lesson' directors sold to Italy

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian tragi-comedy is from the award-winning directors of The Lesson.

Midi Z

Midi Z's 'Road To Mandalay' secures German co-producer

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ice Poison director Midi Z directs the drama, which is in post-production.

He Even Has Your Eyes

'He Even Has Your Eyes' sold to Germany, Austria

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Cross-cultural adoption tale with a twist sells to Germany. 

Alibaba

Alibaba Pictures raises $260m for Taobao Movie

16-May-2016 | By

Online ticketing platform was launched in 2014 and is now one of the biggest ticket-sellers in China.

John Cusack in talks to join 'Misfortune'

16-May-2016 | By

Plus: Martin Scorsese to EP Uncut Gems; XYZ Films sells I Kill Giants; and more…

Sean Bean

Myriad Pictures boards international sales on 'Drone'

16-May-2016 | By

The US company has closed key territories on the Croisette on its Sean Bean political thriller from Look To The Sky Films and co-produced by Gold Star Productions.

Hunt For The WIlderpeople

Protagonist sells out on 'Hunt For The Wilderpeople'

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Taika Waititi’s Sundance premiere has gone to multiple territories, with Vertigo Releasing picking it up for the UK.

Cheap Thrills

Singapore's mm2, Boulderlight US team for 'Good Match'

16-May-2016 | By

The US-Singapore thriller will start shooting in July.

Olga Kurylenko

First look: Olga Kurylenko in 'Mara'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural horror wrapped this week in the US.

Hatton Garden vault

'The Hatton Garden Heist' to be directed by Gabe Turner

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Class Of 92 producers Fulwell 73 join Metrodome’s crime story.

Anna Serner Audrey Azoulay Alice Bah Kuhnke

Women in film "Wikipedia" planned

16-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.

Diego Ramirez

Colombia's 64-A Films launches 'Killing Jesus', 'Eldorado'

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Diego Ramirez’s 64-A Films is touting several projects at the Marche.

Yim Soon-rye

Mirovision reveals Lee Jung-seob biopic

16-May-2016 | By

The Whistleblower director Yim Soon-rye will helm the forthcoming film about the celebrated painter.

The Doo Dah Man

'The Doo Dah Man' sells to US

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Thing Is… has picked up the road movie from director Claude Green.

The UK Gold

Devilworks strikes US deal for doc 'UK Gold'

16-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The genre sales outfit has also picked up Tribeca title Killing Them Safely, as part of its continued move into docs.

Settlers Of Catan

Elizabeth Yake to direct board game doc

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s Sepia Films and Germany’s San Cinema are co-producing the project.

Who Gets The Dog

Alicia Silverstone's 'Who Gets The Dog?' closes key deals

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family film stars Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten.

Katja Adomeit

'Wolf And Sheep' producer readies teen punk film 'Forever 13'

16-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Wolf And Sheep producer is lining up a “punk chick flick” with DFI backing.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' hits $940m worldwide

16-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 16 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest becomes the biggest film of the year internationally with $645m.

Home

'Home' receives e-Mission sustainability label

16-May-2016 | By

The initiative launched by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund aims to reduce the Co2 emissions of film productions.

The Stolen Princess

Animation 'The Stolen Princess' sells to Bulgaria, Iran

16-May-2016 | By

Film.UA Group has closed more deals here in Cannes for Ukrainian animation The Stolen Princess.

media pro bucharest

Bucharest’s Film Studios relaunches ahead of Romanian tax breaks

16-May-2016 | By

Directors including Cristian Mungiu and Terry Gilliam have voiced support for the expanding studio.

Anocha Suwichakornpong Bernard Chauly

Singapore fest reveals mentors

16-May-2016 | By

Anocha Suwichakornpong and Bernard Chauly will mentor at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival.

Mustang

Europa Cinemas rises to 38 million admissions in 2015

16-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles such as Mustang helped boost figures by 3 million year-on-year.

Journey Through French Cinema

Cohen Media Group acquires Tavernier’s 'Journey Through French Cinema'

16-May-2016 | By Screen staff

Film, premiering in Cannes Classics, gives sweeping survey of French cinema from 1930s to 1970s.

Martin Scorsese

STX lands international rights to 'The Irishman'

15-May-2016 | By

The ambitious studio has scored one of the coups of the market, beating off intense competition to secure international rights to Martin Scorsese’s red hot upcoming crime drama starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

Sony Pictures Classic acquires 'Toni Erdmann'

15-May-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has swooped on North American and Latin American rights to the German comedy that has rapidly become one of the most popular films to screen in Competition so far.

Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' scores Cannes sales

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow, Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s Cannes Competition title has sold to multiple territories.

Screen, BFI London Film Festival strike three-year Stars Of Tomorrow partnership

15-May-2016 | By Screen staff

UK and Ireland Screen Stars Of Tomorrow have previously showcased Benedict Cumberbatch, John Boyega and Emily Blunt.

Ballerina

Elle Fanning animation 'Ballerina' sells to Spain

15-May-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont deals also includes Cannes Classics title A Journey Through French Cinema.

Vera Glagoleva

Glagoleva's 'Friend From Afar' leads Russian Cannes showcase

15-May-2016 | By

Roskino revealed the project, amongst others, at a Marche presentation today.

Strand acquires Cannes Competition title 'Staying Vertical'

15-May-2016 | By

Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights for Alain Guiraudie’s Competition entry Staying Vertical and plans an early 2017 theatrical release.

Uncle Howard

Aaron Brookner to direct 'Black Deutschland' adaptation

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Uncle Howard director to helm an adaptation of Darryl Pinckney’s novel.

Lake Los Angeles

Ott, Keleman to present projects at US in Progress

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Works-in-progress event devoted to US indies to take place in Paris June 8-10.

'Captain America: Civil War' stands tall at US box office on $73m

15-May-2016 | By

Disney’s Marvel superheroes were too strong for the rest of the pack in the second weekend of release as Captain America: Civil War added an estimated $72.6m to surge to $295.9m.

Baltasar Kormakur Everest

Baltasar Kormakur takes 'The Oath' to Cannes

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kormakur is also starring in the crime drama shot in Iceland.

Keller Edde Studios moves ahead on Edith Stein project

15-May-2016 | By

Los Angeles and Paris-based Keller Edde Studios has hired Joshua Sinclair to write, direct and produce upcoming Holocaust biopic, A Rose In Winter.

March of the Penguin 2

Exclusive image: 'March Of The Pengiuns 2'

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Morgan Freeman-narrated original won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2006.

Urban Hymn

Michael Caton Jones’s 'Urban Hymn' scores UK deal

15-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metro International inks UK deal for coming-of-age drama.

Amateur Night

The Works seals Jason Biggs' 'Amateur Night' deals

15-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked deals on comedy starring American Pie’s Jason Biggs.

Fatmir Koci

F&ME readies UK-Albania co-pro 'Elvis Walks Home'

15-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Fatmir Koci [pictured] to direct; shoot set to begin in August.

evgeny ruman

Paris Co-production Village unveils 2016 line-up

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New projects from Evgeny Ruman [pictured], Lav Diav, Ian Fitzgibbon and Frances Bodomo to attend.

Jet Li

Distant Horizon picks up China Star’s 'League Of Gods'

15-May-2016 | By

Fantasy film from director Koan Xu stars Jet Li [pictured].

Perfect Strangers

True Colours inks 'Perfect Strangers' deals for Europe, Asia

15-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Genovese’s Italian dramedy was a box office smash in Italy, grossing $19m.

winter brothers

Lars Mikkelsen wraps 'Winter Brothers'

15-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film marks debut feature by Hlynur Pálmason who made Toronto-selected short Seven Boats.

Emir Kusturica

ICM Partners takes Kusturica’s 'On The Milky Road' for US

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Emir Kusturica’s latest stars the director alongside Monica Bellucci.

Salla Simukka

'Snow White' book trilogy set for film treatment

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nordic young adult series, which has sold into more than 50 territories, will receive an English-language film adaptation.

Vimukthi Jayasundara

Sri Lanka's Film Island to attract international shoots

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company will aim to attract international productions to Sri Lanka.

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

'Vanishing Point' team reuinte on 'Departure Day'

15-May-2016 | By

Vanishing Point DoP Phuttiphong Aroonphen is making his directorial debut on the film.

UK Film panel

UK Film Panel: Agents face international challenge

15-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Panellists were Amr Koura, Vanessa Henneman, Camille McCurry, with Screen’s editor Matt Mueller moderating.

Gild

Buena Vista takes FilmSharks' 'I Am Gilda' for LatAm

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Biopic stars Natalia Oreiro at late pop icon Gilda.

Aldo Maccione

Trouville launches International Cult Film Festival

15-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Festival will offer a competition prize named after Aldo Maccione [pictured].

Being 17

PNP takes André Téchiné’s 'Being 17' for Canada

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: André Téchiné’s drama premiered at Berlin this year.

Salvador Calvo

Film Factory boards '1898, Our Last Men In The Philippines'

15-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Salvador Calvo is currently filming the historical adventure about the final days of a Spanish colony in the Philippines.

Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann' sets Screen Jury Grid record

15-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The film clocked the highest score ever of 3.8 out of a possible 4, topping Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner.

Cannes: 'American Honey' scores mixed reception on Jury Grid

15-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Record-breaker Toni Erdmann still reigns.

neruda

The Orchard buys 'Neruda'

14-May-2016 | By

The North American deal on the true-life drama follows the world premiere of Pablo Larraín’s film in Directors’ Fortnight on Friday.

Morgan Freeman

Broad Green acquires 'Villa Capri' starring Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has come on board to release in the US the upcoming Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones action comedy, which has been drawing interest among buyers on the Croisette.

Personal Shopper

Kristen Stewart's 'Personal Shopper' sold to UK, China

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Assayas drama is in Competition at Cannes

Ellen Page

Ellen Page to star in zombie horror 'The Third Wave'

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Juno star taking the lead in post-apocalyptic horror

Lynne-Ramsay-Joaquin-Phoenix

Amazon acquires US rights to 'You Were Never Really Here'

14-May-2016 | By

The busy platform – in Cannes with five films in the festival – has paid approximately $3.5m for North American rights to Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming thriller.

Morgan Matthews

Morgan Matthews to direct 'Gypsy Boy' for BBC Films

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The A Brilliant Mind director will helm the adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s bestselling memoir.

american honey

Andrea Arnold’s 'American Honey' gets international Focus

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Focus takes key international markets including UK, Australia and Germany on Cannes competition entry.

Lars von Trier in Berlin

Lars Von Trier to split 'Jack' shoot

14-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The $9.8m project will shoot in Sweden this year, before a Copenhagen shoot in 2017.

Untitled Agnes Varda

Cohen Media Group boards Agnès Varda project

14-May-2016 | By

Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights and world sales rights outside France, Germany and China to an untitled documentary currently in production by Agnès Varda and the artist known as JR. 

Carey Mulligan

Black Bear to co-finance Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke's 'Mudbound'

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Carey Mulligan will star in the drama from director Dees Rees.

IQIYI

China's iQiyi launches international sales arm

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming company’s new sales outfit is in Cannes with a slate of Chinese films.

Great Gilly Hopkins

Lionsgate adopts 'The Great Gilly Hopkins' for US

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Herek family film starring Sophie Nelisse set for October release.

Gimme Danger

Jim Jarmusch's Stooges documentary sells to France

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger includes interviews with members of the rock band, including Iggy Pop.

Radio Dreams

Babak Jalali’s 'Radio Dreams' tunes international deals

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco-set comedy drama includes Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Petit Vampire

Joann Sfar’s 'Petit Vampire' goes into production

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sfar adapted and is directing his direct his best-selling comic strip. 

Michael Caine

Michael Caine to star in 13 Film's 'Four Kids And It'

14-May-2016 | By

Michael Caine, Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode will star in the family action adventure Four Kids And It, which 13 Films has introduced to world buyers here.

Thailand launches 20% production incentive

14-May-2016 | By

The Thai government has approved a rebate for international productions that spend at least $1.5m.

Doha

Doha Film Institute awards grants to Lasri, Soueid and Khemir

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Qatari Institution funds 26 projects from 14 countries. 

Elephants Tale

Content to sell Paul Allen-backed documentary 'Elephant’s Tale'

14-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary follows a baby elephant surviving in the wild after losing its mother.

The Commune

TrustNordisk sells 10 films to China

14-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Chinese outfit DD Dream’s acquisitions include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.

Morgan Spurlock

Submarine begins shoot on Morgan Spurlock doc 'Rats'

14-May-2016 | By

Submarine has begun production on Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Rats and is touting international rights on the Croisette.

Microwave

Film London Microwave commissions anorexia drama, crime story

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Crime tale and family drama commissioned by Lilting backers.

Jelly Lin Teri Malvar

Screen's Asian Rising Stars revealed by NYAFF

14-May-2016 | By

The recipients of the Screen International Rising Star Asia awards this year are from Japan, China and the Philippines.

Amr Koura

Creative Arab Talent to open LA offices

14-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian agency handling Arab stars Yousra and Saba Mubarak launched last year.

jean reno

Jean Reno hitman thriller 'The Last Step' pre-sells to Germany

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming hit-man thriller The Last Step co-starring Sarah Lind sells for Moviehouse.

Release From Heaven

Iranian animation faces censorship challenge

14-May-2016 | By

Film features its female protagonist not wearing her hijab, which has fallen foul of Iranian censors.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Simon Aboud’s 'This Beautiful Fantastic' closes global deals

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Jessica Brown Findlay [pictured] and Tom Wilkinson had a market screening in Cannes.

Withnail And I

Park Circus to sell Handmade Films library

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Library features more than 100 titles including The Long Good Friday and Withnail And I.

Cannes Marche

Cinetic Cannes slate includes 'Love Cecil', 'Vogue Italia'

14-May-2016 | By

Cinetic’s international sales division led by new arrival Jason Ishikawa has launched sales in Cannes on Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s upcoming Love Cecil.

Unified, Victory Square Labs launch fund

14-May-2016 | By

Keith Kjarval’s Unified Pictures has set up a slate financing fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.

Steve Coogan

'Ideal Home' lands with Remstar for Canada

14-May-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired all Canadian rights from Fortitude International to the comedy Ideal Home starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.

Jeremy Renner

TWC picks up 'Wind River'

14-May-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights to the upcoming feature directorial debut from Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan starring Jeremy Renner.

Gods Not Dead 2

Buyers flock to 'Gods Not Dead 2'

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Faith-based distributor Pure Flix has closed deals in Cannes on the follow-up to the US box office hit.

Another Evil

Raven swoops on 'Another Evil'

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto sales company will shop the SXSW premiere in Cannes.

Sochi

New Sochi film festival to showcase Russian, international talent

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Inaugural December event announced in Cannes by Roskino.

The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

Electric Entertainment acquires 'The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea'

14-May-2016 | By

Dean Devlin’s fledgling US distribution operation has taken all North American rights for The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. Content Media represents international rights in Cannes.

Slack Bay

Cannes: Screen's Jury Grid divided by 'Slack Bay', 'I, Daniel Blake'

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Neither film managed to top Cristi Piui’s Sieranevada on the second day of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Belfast Harbour Studios

Northern Ireland unveils $30m Belfast Harbour Studios

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 340-acre facility aimed at large-scale productions will open later this year.

spirits homecoming

M-Line sells 'Spirits’ Homecoming

14-May-2016 | By

Cho Jung-rae’s Korean drama has sold to China and Taiwan.

A Quiet Passion

Terence Davies’ 'A Quiet Passion' sold to Germany, Spain

14-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Terence Davies’ latest has sold to multiple territories including Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.

Valley Of The Sasquatch

Devilworks pacts for 'Madness', 'Sasquatch'

14-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closed deals on Some Kind Of Hate and more.

Time Raiders

India's Mallika Sherawat joins China's 'Time Raiders'

14-May-2016 | By

Daniel Lee’s latest feature is based on a novel and screenplay from Uncle Three.

creative england

Creative England launches third Market Trader

14-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ten producers will take part in the programme, which includes free access to Galway Film Fair 2016.

Gandhi

India's NFDC sells classics including 'Ghandi' to Zee

14-May-2016 | By

The Indian company will show the titles, totalling 49, as part of an NFDC film festival.

Kristen Stewart, Julia Roberts kick off their heels in Cannes

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Hollywood A-Listers have conspicuously ditched their stilettos following last year’s sartorial storm.

STX nears deal for Aaron Sorkin’s 'Molly’s Game'

13-May-2016 | By

The ambitious studio is understood to be swooping on US and China rights in a reportedly $9m deal at the Cannes market for Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut.

Halle Berry

Lotus boards 'Silence' in Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

Michael Douglas, who just signed on to The God Four, will star alongside Halle Berry for director Adrian Lyne on Silence, which Lotus is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.

Christophe Lambert

Ex-EuropaCorp chief Christophe Lambert dies aged 51

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Former studio executive credited with internationalisation of EuropaCorp dies following illness.

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce to make directorial debut with 'Poor Boy'

13-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: LA Confidental star will also star in the stage play adaptation.

Andrew Haigh

A24 picks up Andrew Haigh’s 'Lean On Pete' for North America

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years director Andrew Haigh’s next film will shoot in the US in the summer.

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to play Cilla Black in Dionne Warwick biopic

13-May-2016 | By

LaToya Luckett will play Warwick in the forthcoming film from the writer of The Doors.

Jai Courtenay Michael Douglas Brenton Thwaites

Courtney, Douglas, Thwaites to star in 'The God Four'

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; US shoot to get underway next month.

My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux's 'My Scientology Movie' converts US, UK buyers

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks key deals on documentary.

Diane Kruger

Diane Kruger boards Fatih Akin's 'In The Fade'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France-based German actress takes on rare German-speaking role.

Kaspar Munk

GoodCo plots $5m fantasy 'Wild Witch'

13-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Danish outfit has a busy slate at Cannes, including the fantasy family film based on Lene Kaaberbøl’s best-selling book series.

Asger Leth

Leth, Zandvliet team for skinhead drama

13-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Project comes from Land Of Mine’s producer and writer duo.

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman to star in zombie thriller 'Cargo'; Icon takes UK

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit star to topline zombie thriller from The Babadook producer; Bankside launches sales.

Bruno Dumont

Bruno Dumont reveals details of Joan of Arc musical 'Jeannette'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Director working with electro-pop composer Igorrr and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Musical “Jeannette” from “Slack Bay” director will shoot in ...

The Great Invisible

Gaga to handle first non-Japanese title 'The Great Invisible'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: SXSW-winning documentary marks the first time Gaga has handled a non-Japanese title.

Magnus

FilmRise moves on chess documentary 'Magnus' for US

13-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk’s documentary about chess champion Magnus Carlsen had its world premiere in Tribeca.

Dias

Koch takes Jonathan English's 'Dias'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set thriller will shoot in September.

Wolf Alice Steven Gerrard

Lorton lines up Michael Winterbottom, Steven Gerrard films

13-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First interview with financier-distributor backing Oasis and Maradona docs.

Sieranevada

Cannes: Screen’s Jury Grid reveals first scores

13-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Screen International’s Cannes jury delivered some high (and low) scores for the first two titles in Competition at the 69th edition of the film festival.

At Cafe Six

Fox picks up Taiwanese adaptation 'At Café 6'

13-May-2016 | By

Adaptation of Fujii Izuki’s novel stars Dong Zijian and Cherry Ngan.

Life, Animated

Cannes: Dogwoof sells 'Life, Animated', 'JT LeRoy Story'

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Life, Animated, which won the Directing Award at Sundance this year, has sold to multiple territories.

Flying Jatt

India's Zee Studios takes 'Half Girlfriend', 'Flying Jatt'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Indian outfit has picked up rights to two titles from Balaji Motion Pictures.

Black Snow

Ricardo Darin's 'Black Snow' scores South America sales

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Darin-starring thriller is now shooting in Spain and Argentina.

Dakota Johnson joins 'Under The Silver Lake'

13-May-2016 | By

Dakota Johnson is joining Andrew Garfield in David Robert Mitchell’s modern-day noir crime thriller Under The Silver Lake that A24 has picked up for the US.

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Lesley Manville, James Norton join 'Hampstead'

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jason Watkins and Simon Callow have also joined Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in the Joel Hopkins drama.

The Lion Woman

TrustNordisk inks 'The Lion Woman' deals

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The period drama has sold to France and China.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to star in 'Spinning Man'

13-May-2016 | By

Film Bridge International is selling the thriller at Cannes.

Alexander Nevsky

Michael Radford to direct historical epic 'Alexander Nevsky'

13-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Feature to recount the story of the key figure in Russian history.

Mobile Homes

Mongrel Intl acquires Imogen Poots drama 'Mobile Homes'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Imogen Poots stars in the drama based on Vladimir de Fontenay’s short film of the same name.

Refugio

Mundial brings 'Refugio' to Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Demian Bichir’s directorial debut follows a man travelling from Mexico to New Orleans.

Fly Away Home

Doc specialist Autlook moves into narrative features

13-May-2016 | By

Documentary specialists launches new label with Fly Away Home [pictured].

Sci-fi 'The Recall' leads six-strong Minds Eye, VMI slate

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The six titles will be handled by VMI Worldwide.

paz brothers

Frontières to include TV shows for first time

13-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

New projects from Rook Films’ Andy Starke and Paz Brothers [pictured] among first wave of projects unveiled for sixth edition of Fantasia’s co-production market.

Meditation With A Pencil

Mirovision picks up 'Era' fantasy animation trilogy

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company picks up films from Korean animation studio Meditation With A Pencil.

Pekak

Malaysian films to be showcased at Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

Malaysia’s film development corporation will showcase 10 films at the festival.

East Side Sushi

Myriad brings 'East Side Sushi' to Cannes

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Feel-good dramedy stars Diana Elizabeth Torres as a chef who dreams of working in a sushi bar.

Ekin Cheng

Chin Ka-lok assembles 'Golden Job' cast

13-May-2016 | By

Ekin Cheng [pictured], Jordan Chan, Michael Tse and Jerry Lamb will star alongside Chin.

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Logical Pictures debuts in Cannes with 'Ickerman', 'Winter's End'

13-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Mini studio will back mid-budget projects from young European directors.

Cannes Marche 2015

Cannes: Screen to host Global VOD panel

13-May-2016 | By Screen staff

Sunday panel to include reps from Curzon and MUBI.

The World Of Us

Finecut inks 'The World Of Us' deals

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closes deals for Fatal Intuition and Love Guide For Dumpees.

Trash Fire

Vertical acquires Sundance horror 'Trash Fire'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Richard Bates Jr.’s horror premiered at Sundance.

The Crew

Central Partnership strikes 'The Crew' deals

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IMAX-shot disaster movie has sold to multiple territories.

Francois Troukens

Ex-con Francois Troukens to co-direct 'Above The Law'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former gangster Francois Troukens will co-direct the $7m crime thriller.

Song Kang-ho

S Korea's Showbox hails 'Taxi Driver'

13-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Song Kang-ho to star in story of a Korean taxi driver who accompanies a German journalist reporting on the 1980 Gwangju Massacre.

Adam Driver

Adam Driver set to star in Terry Gilliam’s 'Don Quixote'

12-May-2016 | By

The Force Awakens actor is circling the passion project alongside Monty Python’s Michael Palin.

1000 rupee note

Kino Lorber launches South Asian distribution label Silk Road

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Label is designed to drive Asian cinema into US.

Saving Neta

Nir Bergman’s 'Saving Neta' scores world sales deal

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama from In Treatment writer-director picked up by WestEnd; first image revealed.

Joachim Trier

Joachim Trier readies genre thriller 'Thelma'; Memento to sell

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sales launch in Cannes on Trier’s first genrefilm

Anthropoid

Bleecker Street takes US rights to 'Anthropoid'

12-May-2016 | By

Second World War drama stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.

A24 picks up Andrew Garfield starrer 'Under The Silver Lake'

12-May-2016 | By

David Robert Mitchell’s upcoming film on the back of global acclaim for It Follows has found its US home ahead of a summer production start.

Rio Cinema

Rio cinema staff to strike over pay dispute

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cinema director confirms that venue will not open on May 25; actress and former Rio employee Zawe Ashton comments.

The Death Of Stalin

Gaumont pre-sells Armando Iannucci’s 'The Death of Stalin'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin in talks to join ensemble cast. 

The Night Manager

Amazon buys 'The Night Manager'

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Amazon Prime Video will stream the critically acclaimed TV series in the US, UK and Japan.

The Chocolate Case

Fortissimo Films takes 'The Chocolate Case'

12-May-2016 | By

Documentary tells the story of three journalists who uncover child slavery in the chocolate industry.

Cannes_Marche_2

Saban Films closing in on 'War On Everyone'

12-May-2016 | By

The distributor is understood to be close to acquiring North American rights to John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary. Bankside Films handles international sales in Cannes.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland joins Paolo Virzi’s 'The Leisure Seeker'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Italian director Paolo Virzi set to make English-language debut with US-set vintage camper van road movie.

Charlie Hunnam

Red Granite launches Charlie Hunnam's 'Papillon' remake

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.

Ballerina

Weinsteins swoop on US rights to 'Ballerina'

12-May-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights from Gaumont to the upcoming animated film.

Homecoming

Gaumont launches Valérie Lemercier’s comedy 'Homecoming'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont unveils Lemercier comedy Homecoming [pictured] and Kev Adams’s feelgood drama To The Top.

ferrari

Embankment, Kevin Loader team for Ferarri racing documentary

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: In The Loop and Coriolanus producers team with Embankment Films.

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Reel Suspects takes Malaysia’s 'Interchange'; XYZ to rep N America

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The film is a follow-up to Bunohan: Return To Murder.

Kasper Barfoed

Barfoed, Schonnemann launch The Lot with 'Crying Sun'

12-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film about Danish journalist and her Syrian fixer will start shooting in February 2017 in Turkey and Morocco.

Pet

WTFilms takes Dominic Monaghan's 'Pet' to Cannes

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller tells the story of a loner who imprisons a girl in a cage.

The Bar

Film Factory to sell Alex de la Iglesia thriller 'The Bar'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company is launching sales on Álex de la Iglesia’s thriller at Cannes.

Sister Of Mine

Films Boutique to sell Ciro Guerra's 'Birds Of A Passage'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Colombian outfit Caracol Television has also invested in the project from the Embrace Of The Serpent director; first look at Pedro Aguilera’s Sister Of Mine [pictured].

Showdown In Manila

Lightning Entertainment promotes Mathilde Epstein

12-May-2016 | By

Lightning slate includes The Summerland Project and Showdown In Manila.

Someone To Talk To

Edko launches 'Someone To Talk To' sales

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Liu Zhenyun’s award-winning novel One Sentence Worth Ten Thousand.

Travis Fimmel

Travis Fimmel to lead sci-fi epic 'Inversion'

12-May-2016 | By

Peter Segal will direct from a Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut script.

God Of War

Media Asia inks 'God Of War', 'Line Walker' deals

12-May-2016 | By

Sales outfit has also closed deals on two Johnny To titles.

Jeremy Irons

Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston to lead 'An Actor Prepares'

12-May-2016 | By

Content Media is introducing the comedy to buyers at Cannes.

Sam

Vision Films picks up Nicholas Brooks’ 'Sam'

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Romantic Comedy from Nicholas Brooks, son of Mel Brooks, is making its European market debut at Cannes.

Adrien Grenier

Adrian Grenier joins 'Public Affairs' for 13 Films

12-May-2016 | By

Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers have joined the cast of the political thriller, which 13 Films has introduced to Cannes buyers.

Sarajevo competition jury

Sarajevo reveals 2016 juries

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Turkish producer Zeynep Atakan and Greek actress Angeliki Papoulia join Palestinian film-maker Elia Suleiman on the competition jury.

Sergei Bodrov

'Mongol' director Bodrov boards UK action-thriller 'Knuckledust'

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Knuckledust comes from Euro production collective The Project and Featuristic Films.

Thomas Piketty

Thomas Piketty's 'Capital In The 21st Century' set for doc adaptation

12-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Feature version launches of hit book Capital In The 21st Century.

Seal Team

Cinema Management Group boards 'Seal Team'

12-May-2016 | By

Edward Noeltner and his team have begun pre-sales in Cannes on the animated action comedy, the third feature film to come from Triggerfish Animation Studios.

Monica Z

StellaNova expands into distribution

12-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Production company’s distribution banner will be called StellaNova Film Distribution.

Craig William Macneill to direct 'Lizzie Borden'

12-May-2016 | By

The director of The Boy has signed on to the psychological thriller, which The Solution Entertainment Group represents for international sales on the Croisette.

Coffee And Cigarettes

Match Factory orders Jim Jarmusch’s 'Coffee And Cigarettes'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film becomes the seventh Jarmusch title in the company’s classic collection.

Maze

Visit Films sells prison break thriller 'Maze'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has struck a deal with Scandinavian distributor NonStop Entertainment, a UK deal is in the works.

Scott Veltri

Scott Veltri to head Magnolia sales

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Veltri replaces Christina Rogers at the US sales company.

The Handmaiden

'Handmaiden' heads to Benelux with Cineart

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distribution outfit has picked up Park Chan-Wook’s latest, which is in Competition at Cannes.

Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan to star in 'Mortal'

12-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Troll Hunter director André Øvredal will helm the fantasy adventure, IM Global is launching sales in Cannes.

Cannes Marche 2015

IFC Midnight acquires 'The Autopsy Of Jane Doe'

12-May-2016 | By

IFC Midnight announced in Cannes it has acquired US rights from IM Global to André Øvredal’s The Autopsy Of Jane Doe starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, and Ophelia Lovibond.

TheJews

Other Angle Pictures takes on the '#TheJews'

12-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based sales company takes on provocative film.

Rossif Sutherland

Raven Banner picks up WWI horror 'Trench 11'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Trench horror stars Hyena Road’s Rossif Sutherland.

 Nana Komatsu

Gaga launches manga adaptation 'Drowning Love'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of popular Japanese manga Oboreru Kaifu.

My New Sassy Girl

Mirovision closes 'My New Sassy Girl' deals

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Romantic comedy is a sequel to 2001’s My Sassy Girl.

Weeds On Fire,

Golden Scene takes rights to 'Weeds On Fire'

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Baseball film recenrtly premiered at HKIFF.

Russian Revolution 1917

Russian Revolution feature to mark centenary

12-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Portmanteau film will feature segments from young Russian directors.

Cast joins Radiant's 'Ashes In The Snow'

12-May-2016 | By

Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson and Peter Franzen have joined Bel Powley, Jonah Hauer-King and Martin Wallstrom in Marius Markevicius’ Stalin era drama.

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Isabel Coixet drama 'The Bookshop' readies for August shoot

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson check in to The Bookshop.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Wanda to co-finance Paramount’s TMNT2

11-May-2016 | By

China’s Wanda Cinema Line and its subsidiary Movie Media Group are co-financing Paramount Pictures upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.

Colin Farrell

Cannes: A24 swoops on US rights to Lanthimos-Farrell buzz title

11-May-2016 | By , Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: A24 has pre-bought buzzy feature from Room producers; HanWay has launched sales at Cannes.

David Oyelowo

Amazon Studios, STX team up on Nash Edgerton action comedy

11-May-2016 | By

Amazon and STX Entertainment have teamed up on world rights to Nash Edgerton’s all-star action comedy that STX is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.

SPC swoops on Paul Verhoeven's 'Elle'

11-May-2016 | By

Early in the market, in one of the first major deals for a competition title, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped to acquire Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.

Cannes: HanWay launches Lanthimos, Farrell's 'Sacred Deer' for 'Room' producers

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot due to get underway in August on Element Pictures-Film4 film inspired by Euripides tragedy.

Paris Hilton

XYZ Films to commence sales on Paris Hilton doc

11-May-2016 | By

9.14 Pictures and XYZ Films will produce Untitled Paris Hilton Documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce. XYZ commences sales in Cannes this week.

Vanessa Redgrave

Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson in talks to star in 'Aspern Papers'

11-May-2016 | By

Julien Landais will direct the drama based on a Henry James story for Film House Germany and Carnaby International is introducing to Cannes buyers.

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Insiders launch Lynne Ramsay thriller starring Joaquin Phoenix

11-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Slate also includes Mustang director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s LA riots picture Kings, starring Halle Berry, and Westgate terror attack drama. 

The Little Film Company boards 'Hard Sell' for Cannes

11-May-2016 | By

Robbie Little has added worldwide rights on the coming-of-age tale from debutant Sean Nalaboff to his Cannes slate.

A Prayer Before Dawn

James Schamus, China's Meridian board 'A Prayer Before Dawn'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Finance secured for Thai boxing feature starring Joe Cole; first-look image.

Swiss Army Man

A24 scores 'Swiss Army Man' deals

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano comedy scores multiple deals.

Submergence

First Look: James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander in ‘Submergence’

11-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Wim Wenders’ romantic thriller recently secured 30+ sales.

Super Troopers 2

DDI goes on patrol with 'Super Troopers 2'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Moring’s Double Dutch International has acquired international sales rights and will commence talks with buyers in Cannes on Super Troopers 2.

Three

Well Go swoops on Johnnie To thriller 'Three' for US, UK

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Three stars Louis Koo, Wallace Chung and Vicki Zhao Wei.

Frank Grillo in The Purge: Anarchy

Frank Grillo to star in revenge thriller 'Wheelman'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Captain America: Civil War actor will lead the survival thriller from Jeremy Rush.

Wanda Group

Wanda launches 'Battle Of Memories', 'For A Few Bullets'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese outfit is launching sales at Cannes.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor, David Walliams join animation 'The Land Of Sometimes'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope to launch sales in Cannes on animation-musical.

The Boy And The Beast

Tokyo fest to fete Mamoru Hosoda and Shunji Iwai

11-May-2016 | By

Hosoda will be the subject of the festival’s Animation Focus, while Iwai will be the Director In Focus.

Art Parkinson

'Game Of Thrones’ star to lead family-adventure 'Zoo'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton lead feature based on true story.

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Dogwoof inks 'Mapplethorpe' deals

11-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Documentary about renowned photographer has gone to multiple territories.

The Trip To Italy

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's 'The Trip To Spain' lands in Cannes

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost will kick off sales on third instalment in popular franchise.

David Tennant

David Tennant joins rom-com 'Fish Without Bicycles'

11-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Star of Doctor Who and Marvel’s Jessica Jones joins Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay.

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven, 'Elle' producer runite for French resistance movie

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Verohoeven’s next film will be a Second World War French resistance movie.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

FX drama 'Snowfall' signs Belgian directors of 'Black'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hard-hitting TV drama will recount the crack cocaine epidemic of 1980s LA.

Blackway

Electric strikes deals for Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles thriller 'Blackway'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Thriller starring Anthony Hopkins will have its US release in June.

Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones board 'Villa Capri'

11-May-2016 | By

The Sierra/Affinity Cannes slate continues to expand with Villa Capri, an action comedy to star Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.

The Wailing

Finecut inks 'The Wailing' deals

11-May-2016 | By

Out of Competition Cannes title goes to France, French-speaking Benelux and Switzerland.

Zoology

New Europe to sell supernatural drama 'Zoology'

11-May-2016

EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama tells the story of a woman whose life turns around after she grows a tail.

Hell

Beta launches Ruzowitzky, Holland, Dresen, Netzer films

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Titles on Beta’s slate include films from Agnieszka Holland and Stefan Ruzowitzky.

You Carry Me

Netflix acquires four from Dutch Features

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions by SVOD giant include Ivona Juka’s You Carry Me.

Sheep and Wolves

Wizart's 'Sheep And Wolves' secures China release

11-May-2016 | By

Flame Node to handle Chinese release of animation.

The Blue Hearts

Nikkatsu takes Japanese punk inspired 'The Blue Hearts'

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Omnibus film was inspired by a Japanese punk band.

Courage

Aaron Eckhart's 'Courage' leads Spotlight slate

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team at Spotlight Pictures head into Cannes with a roster led by Aaron Eckhart starrer Courage.

Insane

M-Line sells 'Insane' to Japan, Taiwan, China.

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Remake rights to mystery thriller also secured in China.

The Tenth Man

Berlin title 'The Tenth Man' scores sales

11-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has licensed further key territories on Daniel Burman’s recent Berlin Panorama opener The Tenth Man (El Rey Del Once).

Always Shine

US Briefs: O-Scope picks up 'Always Shine'

11-May-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from Visit Films to Sophia Takal’s second directorial feature.

Well Ferrell

Will Ferrell to star in Sebastian Silva’s 'Captain Dad'

11-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Catherine Keener and Michael Cera also star in the family holiday comedy.

De Palma

Studiocanal takes 'De Palma' doc for UK

11-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Documentary from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow follows the career of film-maker Brian De Palma.

Cannes Market Buzz 2016

Cannes 2016: Market Buzz

11-May-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.

Ridley_Scott

Ridley Scott to direct 'Wraiths Of The Broken Land'

10-May-2016 | By

Hot on the heels of global smash The Martian, Scott is reuniting with Fox and screenwriter Drew Goddard on the western.

Maxine Peake Martin Freeman

Maxine Peake, Martin Freeman's 'Funny Cow' snapped up by eOne

10-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: eOne pre-buys UK rights to 70s-set feature on eve of Cannes Marché.

Rose Byrne

MadRiver Pictures to sell 'Home Again'

10-May-2016 | By

Nancy Meyers’ daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer will make her feature directorial debut on the comedy with Rose Byrne in talks to star.

Sleepless

US Briefs: Open Road dates 'Sleepless'

10-May-2016 | By

Plus: Philip Rowley named Sony Pictures Entertainment CFO; Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions acquires The Hustlers At Scores article; and more…

Agapy Kapouranis

Agapy Kapouranis to lead Lionsgate global SVOD

10-May-2016 | By

Lionsgate has promoted the executive to the new role of executive vice-president of global SVOD in a move that reflects the growing importance of the platform in global licensing.

Laurie May

Elevation, Anton Corp in slate finance deal

10-May-2016 | By

Laurie May and Noah Segal’s Canadian distributor and Anton Corp, which Harold van Lier has joined as partner, announced in Cannes they will team up on 20-25 films a year.

Cannes Marche 2015

Bloom to commence 'Tau' sales in Cannes

10-May-2016 | By

Maika Monroe of It Follows and Ed Skrein from Deadpool will star in the sci-fi thriller that Waypoint Entertainment will finance and Bloom is introducing to buyers on the Croisette.

Common

Common, Xu Qing join '24 Hours To Live'

10-May-2016 | By

The actors have joined Ethan Hawke in the upcoming thriller from China’s Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures.

Andreadakis Orestis

Orestis Andreadakis named Thessaloniki director

10-May-2016 | By

Andreadakis joins from the Athens International Film Festival, which he co-founded.

I Am Not A Serial Killer

IFC Midnight pounces on 'I Am Not A Serial Killer'

10-May-2016 | By

The platform has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Billy O’Brien’s thriller and recent SXSW premiere.

Annie Marter

First Look Media to ramp up film efforts

10-May-2016 | By

The company has hired Annie Marter as senior vice-president, feature film, as it seeks to broaden its activities.

Josh Brolin

Lionsgate International to sell 'No Exit' in Cannes

10-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Wachsberger and his team will kick off sales on the Croisette on the firefighter drama to star Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.

Jean-Pierre Léaud

Jean-Pierre Léaud to receive Cannes honour

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The French actor and star of The 400 Blows will receive an honourary Palme d’Or at this year’s festival.

CPH PIX

CPH PIX confirms new structure

10-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Former family festival BUSTER becomes a programme section within CPH PIX, which plans a total of 600 screenings and events this year.

Woman filmmaker image

Women only 20% of UK production personnel, says report

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

AHRC-funded report also finds that only 1.5% of key personnel on UK film productions in 2015 were BAME women.

Felix Vossen

Producer Felix Vossen caught in Spain and extradited to Switzerland

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The film producer wanted on fraud charges was arrested in Spain following a chase, according to media reports.

from the land and the moon

Why are women directors so sparse at major festivals?

10-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen spoke to festival heads and industry about why women directors remain painfully sparse in the main strands at major festivals.

The Constitution

Cannes: F&ME partners with WIDE, Latido

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

WIDE will sell Dede at Cannes, while Latido will sell The Constitution [pictured].

The Assassin

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2015 - 'Carol', 'The Assassin' tie

10-May-2016 | By Katy Young

In our final instalment before this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we look back at the highs and lows of Screen’s 2015 Jury Grid.

Blood Father

Splendid opens Benelux distribution arm

10-May-2016 | By

Former A-Fim exec Erik Engelen will head the new company.

'Captain America' scores record-breaking debut in China

10-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The film clocked up $96.6m over its three-day opening weekend, 56% of the week’s total box office.

Never Steady Never Still

Soda picks up 'Never Steady, Never Still'

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Canadian feature drama from Kathleen Hepburn stars Shirley Henderson and Théodore Pellerin.

Dancer

Sergei Polunin dances with his demons in first trailer for 'Dancer'

10-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First trailer for film from Philomena producer, BBC Films and Steve Coogan.

Alibaba

Alibaba Pictures invests $154m in Dadi Cinemas

10-May-2016 | By

Alibaba Pictures has announced plans to invest $154m (RMB1bn) in convertible bonds issued by Chinese exhibitor Guangdong Dadi Cinema Construction.

Open At Night

Cannes: Tiberius takes Audrey Tautou comedy 'Open At Night'

10-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

German distributor has picked up four titles ahead of Cannes.

Now You See Me 2

'Now You See Me 3', 'L.O.R.D.' on monster Lionsgate slate

10-May-2016 | By

Unveiling his “deepest and most diverse” Cannes sales roster, Patrick Wachsberger and his team arrive on the Croisette with eight titles.

Cannes Marche

Nu Image touts 'The Circus', 'Day Of The Dead'

9-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: President of international sales and distribution Jeffrey Greenstein and his team hit the Croisette with sales rights to a host of hot titles including ensemble drama The Circus and Day Of The Dead.

Gael Bernal Garcia

Gael García Bernal to star in 'Z'

9-May-2016 | By

The Mexican is to reunite with his Desierto director Jonás Cuarón and will star in the Zorro reboot from Lantica Media that Pantelion Films begins selling on the Croisette this week.

xXx

Revolution Studios buys stake in Latin Everywhere

9-May-2016 | By

The US company has made a strategic investment in order to tap into “the world’s vast, tech-savvy Latino audiences”.

Coogan and Reilly

Sierra/Affinity to start Cannes sales on 'Stan & Ollie'

9-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer has added the eOne and BBC Films biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly to its powerhouse Cannes slate.

Richard Gere

Highland Film Group boards 'Three Christs'

9-May-2016 | By

Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will kick off sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Richard Gere.

Marianne Faithfull

Cannes: MK2 to launch Marianne Faithfull doc by Sandrine Bonnaire

9-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company also adds new films by Guédiguian, Moussaoui and Risuleo on eve of Cannes.

Fyzz Facility

UK financier The Fyzz Facility teams with UK producers Tea Shop

9-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 47 Meters Down collaborators are merging to launch London-based The Fyzz Facility Pictures.

Jason Ishikawa

Cinetic Media launches international sales unit

9-May-2016 | By

Jason Ishikawa has joined Cinetic Media on the eve of Cannes to run the New York-based company’s new unit.

Scott Eastwood

Foresight Unlimited to sell 'The Last Full Measure'

9-May-2016 | By

Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will start pre-sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Scott Eastwood and Ed Harris.

Joe Cole

Films Distribution moves for Kim Nguyen’s 'Eye On Juliet'

9-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Joe Cole [pictured] and Lina El Arabi star in the forthcoming love story from the director of War Witch.

Kim Dong-ho

Kim Dong-ho to become BIFF chairman

9-May-2016 | By

The announcement comes following news last week that former director Lee Yong-kwan had been indicted on embezzlement charges.

Corporate

Cannes: Indie Sales adds social thriller 'Corporate' to slate 

9-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film inspired by spate of staff suicides that have rocked French corporations in recent years. UCR jury member Céline Sallette stars.

Wolf And Sheep

Cannes: First trailer for 'Wolf And Sheep'

9-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Afghanistan-set drama plays in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

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Eddie Redmayne to voice Aardman's 'Early Man'

9-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Theory of Everything star to voice animated prehistoric adventure.

'Captain America' hit by the sun in UK

9-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Whole market suffers due to the good weather, but Disney retains the top two spots for second week in a row.

Young Offenders

Wildcard signs for Bobby Sands doc, cocaine comedy, Rebecca Daly drama

9-May-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

EXCLUSIVE: Growing Dublin-based distributor is inking deals for key local fare as well as sub-licensing for London-based distributors.

'Captain America: Civil War' nears $700m worldwide

9-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 9 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest powers to $401.8m global weekend with its North American bow.

Lost Solace

Cannes: Jinga boards 'Lost Solace', 'Beyond The Gates'

9-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jinga will represent international sales on Sci-Fi thriller Lost Solace [pictured], while Raven Banner will handle US and Canada.

Mr. Turner

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2014 - 'Mr Turner' sets record

9-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2014 according to our jury of critics.

Pitch Perfect 2

US Briefs: Universal moves up 'Pitch Perfect 3'

9-May-2016 | By

Plus: Monkey King: Hero Is Back finds US home; AFI DOCS 2016 slate announced; and more…

'Civil War' scores fifth biggest North American debut on $182m

8-May-2016 | By

As expected, Disney / Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War flew to the top of the charts on an estimated $181.8m that obliterated the competition.

Cannes Croisette

Sierra/Affinity boosts Cannes slate with 'Tully', 'Molly’s Game'

7-May-2016 | By

Nick Meyer and his sales team have added to their prestige slate with Tully, which reteams Jason Reitman with screenwriter Diablo Cody, and Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game to star Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.

Clay Epstein

Clay Epstein launches Film Mode Entertainment

6-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The industry veteran heads to Cannes with his new worldwide sales and production venture and a fresh slate of titles to woo buyers.

Olga Kurylenko

Cannes: Elle Driver boards new films by Volckman, Al-Janabi and Avranas

6-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company to launch Christian Volckman’s English-language thriller The Room set to star Olga Kurylenko and show first images for Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19 AM.

J.K. Simmons

J.K. Simmons stars in 'I’m Not Here'

6-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In a package from Gersh and ICM Partners that has come together in time for Cannes, the Oscar-winner stars with Sebastian Stan from current blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and Maika Monroe in Rubber Tree Production’s left-field love story.

Gleason

The Exchange adds 'Gleason' to Cannes slate

6-May-2016 | By

CEO Brian O’Shea has announced that his team will begin international sales on the Croisette this week on the highly regarded Sundance documentary.

Jessica Biel

Clive Owen, Jessica Biel attached to 'Invisible'

6-May-2016 | By

The pair are attached to star in Danis Tanovic’s drama from Good Films, which Good Universe brings to worldwide buyers in Cannes.

Spark

Double Dutch International finds 'Spark' for Cannes

6-May-2016 | By

DDI president Jason Moring announced the international rights deal on Friday in the run-up to Cannes.

Jesse Peretz

Jesse Peretz to direct 'Juliet, Naked'

6-May-2016 | By

The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF).

Anette Benning Jamie Bell

Broccoli, IM Global launch 'Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool'

6-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Paul McGuigan-directed drama, written by Matt Greenhalgh, to shoot June 27 in UK; Annette Bening, Jamie Bell lead cast.

The Boat Builder

Shoreline Cannes-bound with family adventure titles

6-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based company has picked up sales rights to The Boat Builder starring Christopher Lloyd and Warrior Road.

SOFIA BOUTELLA ED SKREIN RHYS IFANS

'Star Trek Beyond' actress Sofia Boutella joins sci-fi 'Gateway 6' 

6-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Beyond and The Mummy actress joins cast of upcoming thriller sold by Altitude.

Inversion

Facing East (Hong Kong) Limited boards 'Inversion'

6-May-2016 | By

The Revenant executive producers Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee have launched the Hong Kong and Beijing-based producer-financier.

Holding the Man Craig Stott, Sarah Snook, Ryan Corr

Netflix strikes for gay love story 'Holding The Man'

6-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix takes world SVOD rights to drama featuring Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox and Anthony LaPaglia; Goalpost inks additional key deals.

United States Of Love

New Europe scores 'United States Of Love', 'Aloys' sales

6-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Both titles debuted at Berlinale where United States of Love won a Silver Bear.

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Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman to voice 'The Guardian Brothers' for TWC

6-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mel Brooks and Zendaya also amongst voice cast for English-language version of Chinese animation The Little Door Gods.

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander launches production company with Eva Green feature

6-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Vikarious Productions’ first feature will be Euphoria, starring Vikander alongside Eva Green.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2013 - winners and losers

6-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2013 according to our jury of critics.

Alden Ehrenreich in Hail Caesar

Alden Ehrenreich to play young Han Solo

6-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Hail, Caesar! actor to take on iconic role made famous by Harrison Ford.

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Western Australia launches $11.8m film fund

6-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Fund will aim to attract increased production of features, high-end TV and docs to the region.

Ali and Nino

IFC Films acquires Asif Kapadia's 'Ali & Nino' for North America

6-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Period romance debuted at Sundance.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' soars to $316.2m worldwide

5-May-2016 | By

MAY 6 UPDATE: In a weekend that could push the global tally of Captain America: Civil War past $600m, possibly $700m if it debuts strongly in China, the Marvel Studios’ tentpole is expected to demolish the competition.

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning joins Good Films' 'The Postcard Killings'

5-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The actress is the latest element to board the Good Films drama that Good Universe will introduce to worldwide buyers in Cannes.

Cannes

Voltage, Constantin to ‘Unwind’ in Cannes

5-May-2016 | By

Voltage Pictures has come on board to co-finance and handle international sales on the Constantin Film/Don Carmody co-production that Roger Avary will direct.

The Wailing

Well Go, FIP partner on 'The Wailing'

5-May-2016 | By

Well Go USA Entertainment has partnered with Fox International Productions (FIP) on the North American release of Hong-jin Na’s thriller, set to premiere out of competition in Cannes.

Maisie Williams, Doug Liman YA thriller heads to Cannes Marché

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Embankment Films boards adaptation of post-apocalyptic book series ‘Forest Of Hands And Teeth’.

James Franco

'Blood Meridian' hits roadblock

5-May-2016 | By

UPDATE: Uncertainty hovers over the all-star package that appeared destined for the Cannes market next week after it became clear on Thursday that a key rights issue remained unresolved.

American Wrestler: The Wizard

Radiant heads to Cannes with 'American Wrestler: The Wizard'

5-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer and her team will introduce buyers in Cannes to the coming-of-age film starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight, Gabriel Basso, Lia Marie Johnson and newcomer George Kosturos.

Cannes Croisette

IM Global to sell Clive Davis music biopic

5-May-2016 | By

IM Global has signed a deal to fully finance and handle worldwide sales on Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils line-up

5-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Competition titles revealed; retrospectives of Ken Loach and Chantal Akerman; speakers include HBO documentaries president Sheila Nevins and revered filmmaker DA Pennebaker.

'Desierto' to close LA Film Festival

5-May-2016 | By

Jonas Cuaron’s thriller starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will receive its US premiere on June 9 and James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 will get its world premiere on June 7.

Spirit Of The Game

Samuel Goldwyn Films takes 'Spirit Of The Game'

5-May-2016 | By

The distributor has taken the unusual step of acquiring worldwide rights to J.D. Scott’s sports drama.

Matt Alvarez

Broad Green names Matt Alvarez head of production

5-May-2016 | By

Matt Alvarez has been named Broad Green president of production after coming in-house last year under an exclusive pact.

Rooks Nest

'The Witch' producers strike for 'Netherland' TV series

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.

PK

Indian hit 'P.K.' set for theatrical release in Japan

5-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K., starring Aamir Khan, is heading for a theatrical release in Japan following a deal between Nikkatsu and Indian studio UTV Motion Pictures.

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis’ 'Breathe' to be toplined by Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

5-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Garfield plays a man paralysed by polio in the Imaginarium Studios production; Embankment launches sales.

Oscar Pistorius

Cannes: Content Media to sell 'Pistorius'

5-May-2016 | By

Content Media heads to the Croisette with international rights to a documentary about the complicated life of the world-famous athlete.

US Briefs: Lionsgate dates 'Hacksaw Ridge'

5-May-2016 | By

Plus: Sundance Institute names eight participants in Directors Lab; San Francisco International Film Festival unveils Golden Gate Award winners; and more…

Sand Storm

Israel's 'Sand Storm' wins at Jeonju festival

5-May-2016 | By

The 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) saw its Grand Prize in the International Competition go to Elite Zexer’s Israeli film Sand Storm today (May 5).

Old Boys

Rising stars, Film4, BFI, WestEnd team for 'Old Boys'

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Lawther, Pauline Étienne, Jonah Hauer-King lead cast on UK comedy; first image revealed.

Amour

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2012 - winners and losers

5-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2012 according to our jury of critics.

Screen jury grid 2016 update

Screen reveals 2016 Cannes jury

5-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jury members include Justin Chang, Robbie Collin and Manohla Dargis.

Jawbone

Exclusive first look: Johnny Harris in 'Jawbone'

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen can reveal the first image of actor Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86) in upcoming boxing drama Jawbone.

Andrew Garfield to star in 'Under The Silver Lake'

4-May-2016 | By

Insiders will introduce international buyers in Cannes to the upcoming project from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell.

As You Are

Cannes: French stalwarts launch sales company with Sundance hit 'As You Are'

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Mustang producer CG Cinema and Son Of Saul distributor Ad Vitam launch Alma Cinema.

Simon West

Simon West to tackle 'War Wolf'

4-May-2016 | By

Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.

Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall to star in 'The Changeover'

4-May-2016 | By

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded worldwide rights to the supernatural thriller heading into Cannes excluding Australia and New Zealand.

Daisy Ridley

Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley circle 'Ophelia'

4-May-2016 | By

Covert Media heads to Cannes with a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet focusing on an untold story about the ill-fated woman’s romance with the Prince Of Denmark.

Cannes Croisette

Mundial eyes Cannes sales on 'Special Operations'

4-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cristina Garza and her team will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to the Brazilian thriller.

Divine Access

Concourse Cannes-bound with 'Divine Access'

4-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Concourse Film Trade, the global sales arm of Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ Concourse Media, has acquired international sales rights to the comedy from Traveling Picture Show Company’s (TPSC).

Psycho Raman

Stray Dogs boards sales on Kashyap’s 'Psycho Raman'

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company also sees IFFR programmer Inge de Leeuw join as acquisitions manager.

David Gilbery

UK financier Creativity Capital hires former Fyzz Facility exec

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Survivalist producer David Gilbery joins the investment company whose credits include Under The Shadow and The President.

Snowglobe

Danish outfit Snowglobe launches with Guerra, Escalante, Reygadas films

4-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, and Eva Jakobsen are working on films with Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas and Ciro Guerra.

EU box office grosses hit record high of $8.4bn

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 28 EU states recorded grosses of $8.4bn in 2015, says a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.

Wolf And Sheep

Alpha Violet boards Directors' Fortnight drama 'Wolf And Sheep'

4-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Shahrbanoo Sadat’s debut feature, set in Afghanistan, will play in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

Ministry Of Love

Starline boards 'Ministry Of Love', 'Lawless Range'

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit has picked up a Croatian comedy and a US western featuring Kris Kristofferson.

We Go On

Metrodome heads to Cannes with 'We Go On'

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural chiller stars Clarke Freeman as a man hoping to find proof of the afterlife.

We Are X

Cannes: Mongrel to sell Japanese rock doc 'We Are X'

4-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Feature debuted at Sundance; produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek.

Guapo Siempre

Mickey Rourke bio-doc 'Guapo Siempre' heads to Cannes with Versatile

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Documentary revolves around actor’s 2014 return to the boxing ring in Moscow.

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Former Busan fest director indicted on embezzlement charges; deputy accused of fraud

4-May-2016 | By

In South Korea, the Busan prosecutors’ office has indicted former Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) director Lee Yong-kwan [pictured] and two others on charges of embezzlement. Deputy festival director and Asian Film Market head Jay Jeon has been indicted on charges of fraud.

Paramount

US Briefs: Paramount strikes deal with Elisabeth Murdoch’s Locksmith Animation

4-May-2016 | By

Plus: Former Rhythm & Hues ace Ken Roupenian joins Digital Domain; and more…

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2011 - winners and losers

4-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen recalls what came top (and bottom) of our Jury Grid in 2011 - a year that included The Artist, Drive and a wave of controversy from Lars Von Trier.

Nick Off Duty

Til Schweiger's 'Nick - Off Duty' scores Europe, Asia sales

4-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Global Screen closes several key territories on action thriller ahead of the Cannes Marche.

Thai Pitch filmmakers

Thai Pitch lines up three projects for Cannes

4-May-2016 | By

Directors of critically-acclaimed dramas The Blue Hour and 36 among the filmmakers presenting projects at Thai Pitch this year.

Amma Asante

Asante backs Directors UK report

4-May-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante sees need for affirmative action in light of new Directors UK report about female filmmakers.

The Dressmaker

'The Dressmaker' to close Seattle International Film Festival

3-May-2016 | By

Top brass have unveiled the full line-up for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), set to run from May 19-June 12.

Nut Job 2

Weinsteins to sell 'The Nut Job 2' in Cannes

3-May-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired international sales rights to the animation excluding South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China.

Maddie Hasson

The Solution boards 'Anna Dressed In Blood'

3-May-2016 | By

Lisa Wilson and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the YA property that Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and her Fickle Fish Films partner Meghan Hibbett will produce.

Sierra / Affinity to sell 'Above Suspicion'

3-May-2016 | By

Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg have added another prestige title to their Cannes slate, boarding international rights to the Phillip Noyce thriller to star Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke.

Xavier Dolan

Cannes premiere 'World' strong seller for Seville International

3-May-2016 | By

The Montreal-based sales division of eOne has concluded a raft of deals on Xavier Dolan’s imminent Cannes Competition world premiere.

Michael Fassbender

Broad Green, Storyscape, DMC Film line up 'Entering Hades'

3-May-2016 | By

The company has acquired rights to John Leake’s true crime novel and set the Irish star to play the lead. Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales. 

Mark Damon

Foresight bulks up team in Cannes run-up

3-May-2016 | By

Heading into Cannes, Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe of Foresight Unlimited have hired Talia Goldman as executive director of operations and distribution and promoted Kyle Bellinger to executive director of acquisitions and development.

Andrew Herwitz

Cannes-bound Film Sales Company boosts ranks

3-May-2016 | By

Andrew Herwitz has hired Ian Stimler as senior director of sales and distribution.

Julian Assange in Risk

Cannes Marché revamps documentary offering

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Gianfranco Rosi, Laura Poitras to speak at inaugural Doc Day; Marché to launch dedicated screening room for documentaries.

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Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox wrap 'Fanny Lye Deliver’d'

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Period drama from director Thomas Clay and the producer of the well-received Couple In A Hole.

Hands Of Stone

Robert De Niro's 'Hands Of Stone' to world premiere at Cannes

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes Film Festival adds Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed boxing drama to Official Selection.

'Captain America: Civil War' lands with $21.2m UK debut

3-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s another Disney one-two at the top as The Jungle Book posts impressive $8.4m (£5.7m) third weekend for $49m (£33.2m) to date.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

'Why We’re Killing Gunther' heads to Cannes

3-May-2016 | By

Arnold Schwarzenegger will play an arrogant hitman who gets targeted by rivals in the action comedy from MadRiver Pictures.

Bleed For This

US Briefs: Open Road sets 'Bleed For This' for November

3-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard acquires Rainbow Time; FilmRise takes My Father Die; and more…

Jeonju Project Market winners

Poet’s Love takes top prize at Jeonju Project Market

3-May-2016 | By

Kim Yang-hee’s The Poet’s Love takes Feature Film Pitching Grand Prize in JIFF’s projects market, while Dongju; The Portrait Of A Poet is among the sold-out screenings at the festival (April 28-May 7).

A Melody To Remember

Korean films win at Italy’s Far East Film Festival

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A Melody To Remember won the festival’s top prize, which is voted for by audience members.

Michel Hazanavicius

Cannes: Wild Bunch to launch new Hazanavicius, Desplechin, Loznitsa

3-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Slate includes films starring Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte ...

A Night At Tokoriki

Karlovy Vary, EFP reveal 2016 Future Frames participants

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The initiative selects ten film students and graduates, introducing their films to industry at the Karlovy Vary festival.

PriFest A Good Wife

Kosovo's PriFest reveals award winners

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A Good Wife won best film in the Balkan competition, while the best pitch prize went to The Witch Hunters, but the festival faces an uncertain future.

The Transfiguration

Cannes: ARP acquires 'The Transfiguration' for France

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.

Finding Mr Right Book Of Love

'Finding Mr. Right' tops China box office

3-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love tops The Jungle Book in a week that saw more homegrown than foreign releases.

Are We Not Cats

Frontières event at Cannes Marché to feature three works-in-progress

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural genre event.

On the set of Suffragette

Directors UK calls for 50:50 male-female film funding

3-May-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

EXCLUSIVE: Directors UK report concludes that there is “unconscious, systemic bias” towards male directors in UK.

Another Year

Cannes archives: Mike Leigh tops Screen's Jury Grid 2010

3-May-2016 | By Katy Young

In the lead up to Cannes, we revisit the 2010 Screen Jury Grid and reflect on what critics around the world had to say about the films in Competition.

'Captain America: Civil War' launches with $200.4m overseas

2-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.

Instructions Not Included

Globalgate Entertainment targets local-language production market

2-May-2016 | By

The studio has partnered on a worldwide local-language venture with Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger, Lionsgate senior advisor William Pfeiffer and former president of Worldview Entertainment motion pictures group Clifford Werber.

Brad Weston exits New Regency

2-May-2016 | By

The president and CEO is to depart the financer-producer on the back of the $500m-plus global success of triple Oscar-winner The Revenant, the company has confirmed.

The Fixer

Mongrel International boards 'The Fixer' for Cannes

2-May-2016 | By

Charlotte Mickie and her team will kick off sales on the Croisette on Ian Olds’ recent Tribeca winner.

Ross Lynch

Voltage Pictures picks up sales on 'Status Update'

2-May-2016 | By

Voltage Pictures will kick off sales in Cannes on the Millennials-skewing story from Offspring Entertainment and Canada’s Brightlight Pictures, with whom Voltage has a three-year production and distribution pact.

Billy Hayes

Film Sales Company to sell 'Midnight Return'

2-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has picked up worldwide sales rights to Cannes Classics selection Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey.

The Fixer

'Embers', 'The Lennon Report' triumph at Newport Beach Film Festival

2-May-2016 | By

Claire Carré’s Embers scooped best feature film in the juried awards as the southern California festival came to an end.

Puppet Master

Di Bonaventura Pictures, Caliber Media to reimagine 'Puppet Master'

2-May-2016 | By

The partners have optioned rights to develop a new take on Charles Band’s cult horror franchise.

Cannes

Seville International to handle sales on 'Hana’s Suitcase'

2-May-2016 | By

The Cannes-bound project is based on Ken Scott’s adaptation of the post-WWII non-fiction book by Karen Levine.

Klump

LevelK teams with Mondrian for 'Klump'

2-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

LevelK is teaming with Mondrian Entertainment for world sales on animated series Klump, based on the best-selling books.

US Briefs: AFI to honour Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno

2-May-2016 | By

Plus: Spiderworx Media unveils $50m fund; Kristen Stewart to direct short for Refinery29; and more…

A Prophet

Cannes archives: Jacques Audiard tops Screen's Jury Grid 2009

2-May-2016 | By Katy Young

Ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Screen looks back at the hits and misses of 2009 according to our jury of critics.

'The Jungle Book' king of North America on $44m

1-May-2016 | By

MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney’s live action hit held on to top berth for its third and almost certainly final weekend following a 29% decline that saw it add a confirmed $43.7m.

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Lionsgate International, J. A. Bayona prepare 'Marrowbone'

1-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as executive producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.

El Amparo

FiGa Films Cannes-bound with 'El Amparo'

1-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Florin’s US-based sales agency will introduce the Venezuela-Colombia co-production to international buyers in Cannes later this month.

Clive Owen

Andrew Niccol’s 'Anon' heads to Cannes

29-Apr-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity heads to the Croisette with international rights to the sci-fi thriller to star Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.

venice vfm market

Venice to revamp market and add outdoor screening venue

29-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Venice is to bolster its market offering with new VR and TV series elements.

Steven Davenport

IFB appoints inward production manager

29-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Davenport will be the primary IFB contact for all international productions shooting in Ireland.

Anthony Buckner

Kaleidoscope appoints Buckner director of international sales

29-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Icon executive appointed on permanent basis; Caroline Stern assumes commercial affairs role.

Karoline Herfurth

Studiocanal to co-produce, sell German children's classic

29-Apr-2016 | By

The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.

MeetMarket

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils MeetMarket 2016 projects

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include the next film from Orion: The Man Who Would Be King director Jeanie Finlay and a street dance documentary from 45 Years producer Tristan Goligher.

Zhang Wei

Chinese transgender film to shoot in 2017

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Factory Boss filmmaker Zhang Wei to direct feature loosely based on true events.

Captain America Civil War

‘Captain America’ wages war on UK buzz chart

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Marvel juggernaut lays waste to rivals ahead of UK release.

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander to star in 'Tomb Raider'

28-Apr-2016 | By

The Oscar effect kicked in on Thursday as the Swedish star landed the Lara Croft role in the upcoming action-adventure from MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films.

Volver

Penelope Cruz to star in Fortitude’s 'Layover'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the idiosyncratic road movie.

Suntan

Visit Films notches up sales on quartet

28-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales company has concluded North American and key international deals on Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Rotterdam and SXSW selection Suntan, among others.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' takes $39m from first int'l forays

28-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.

Cannes Croisette

FilmNation, Open Road, Riverstone take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

28-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8bn

28-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016; Jeffrey Katzenberg to become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.

Below Her Mouth

Cannes: Elle Driver boards all-female feature 'Below Her Mouth'

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.

Ratchet & Clunk

'Ratchet & Clank' in maiden weekend launch

28-Apr-2016 | By

Details have emerged of the international roll-out of Rainmaker Entertainment’s animated feature that opens this weekend in North America and several key international markets.

Nate Parker

Bleiberg Cannes-bound with Nate Parker film

28-Apr-2016 | By

Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment’s globetrotting heist project Predilection.

David Goyer

Lakeshore, Open Road partner on 'Miles'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston doc heads to Cannes Marché

28-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kevin Macdonald to direct feature from Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn; Amy backers Altitude to handle sales and distribute in UK.

Reda Kateb

Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Canet comedy, Dalida biopic

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Brexit

Brexit will hurt British film sector warns industry survey

28-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

The majority of people working in the UK’s media and creative sector oppose Brexit and believe leaving the European Union will damage the global role of Britain’s film, TV and advertising sectors.

Watership Down

Netflix, Boyega, Hoult, McAvoy join 'Watership Down'

28-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater, Peter White, Broadcast

BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.

brie larson

AMBI boards 'Basmati Blues'

28-Apr-2016 | By

AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.

Alex Of Venice

Flix Premiere soft-launches in UK

28-Apr-2016 | By

A new VOD service has arrived in the UK with the goal of bringing little-seen gems to home audiences.

Insurgent

Lionsgate, FOX Networks strike output deal

28-Apr-2016 | By

FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America will distribute Lionsgate content on its pay-TV and basic cable channels across Latin America.

The White King

Fortissimo picks up 'The White King'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to dystopian drama The White King, starring Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.

The Red Turtle

Annecy animation festival unveils 2016 line-up

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Festival to open with Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle [pictured]; Guillermo del Toro and Aardman to give masterclasses.

Cannes Un Certain Regard jury 2016

'Rogue One' star Diego Luna on Cannes' Un Certain Regard jury

28-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.

fiore

Cannes: Rai Com to sell 'Pericle Il Nero', 'Fiore'

28-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mafia story Pericle Il Nero, co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, plays in Un Certain Regard while Fiore is in Directors’ Fortnight.

John Slatterly Dwight Eisenhower

John Slattery to play Eisenhower in Churchill biopic

28-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men and Spotlight star to play opposite Brian Cox in Churchill, one of five films in production for Embankment Films.

Locarno Open Doors 2016

Locarno co-pro lab Open Doors reveals South Asia focus

28-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The expanded co-production lab will focus on eight South Asian countries over the next three years.

Wong Kar Wai

US Briefs: Wong Kar Wai to talk at Academy event

28-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Lionsgate dates American Pastoral; Cohen Media Group to release restored version of Daughters Of The Dust; and more…

Cafe Society

'Café Society' gets July US release date

27-Apr-2016 | By

Lionsgate executives have set a July 15 limited launch for Woody Allen’s Cannes Film Festival opener.

'The Jungle Book' hits $564m worldwide

27-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.

When Two Worlds Collide

Film Sales Company strikes US deal on 'When Two Worlds Collide'

27-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has licensed all US rights excluding SVOD on the eco activism documentary to First Run Features

The Innocents

'The Innocents' wins COLCOA audience award

27-Apr-2016 | By

Anne Fontaine’s drama claimed the COLCOA Audience Award as the nine-day celebration of French cinema came to a close in Los Angeles.

Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Tommys Honour

'Tommy's Honour' world premiere to open Edinburgh fest

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.

Sally Hawkins Jack Lowden

Sally Hawkins, Jack Lowden to star in 'Cross My Mind'

27-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales company Film Constellation launches with drama from Fish Tank producer.

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Watershed, ICO launch archive festival in UK

27-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The inaugural Cinema Rediscovered festival will host screenings, workshops and the ICO’s Archive Screening Day 2016.

Inside Pictures

Inside Pictures 2016 line-up revealed

27-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Executives from See-Saw Films, Curzon and Paramount are among those taking part in this year’s industry programme.

Insight

Russia's 'Insight' among goEast winners

27-Apr-2016 | By

goEast winners in Wiesbaden; Polish Film Institute backs Ida producers; Berlin-based A Company launches Ukrainian distributor.

The Unbidden

Viva takes North America rights to 'The Unbidden'

27-Apr-2016 | By

Viva Pictures has acquired North America rights to Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden, following its world premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last week.

Comcast said to be eyeing DreamWorks Animation

27-Apr-2016 | By

A Universal spokesperson declined to comment on Tuesday evening following a report in the Wall Street Journal that parent company Comcast was lining up as the latest suitor to woo Jeffrey Katzenberg in a possible acquisition worth more than $3bn.

Lotte

Korea’s Lotte continues expansion in Vietnam

27-Apr-2016 | By

Major South Korean exhibitor Lotte Cinema is opening two new sites with eight screens in Vietnam this week, bringing its total to 111 screens in the territory.

Global Screen to distribute fantasy animation 'Bayala'

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Pre-sales to begin at Cannes Marche in May.

FilmFish

FilmFish recommendation site launches

27-Apr-2016 | By

Young entrepreneurs Phillip Sull and Alex Stephenson have launched what they claim to be the world’s first film discovery site powered by humans.

Tyler Perry

US Briefs: 34th Street Films moves ahead on 'Top Of The Food Chain'

27-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Turner to launch SVOD service FilmStruck; and more…

Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff to reprise theatre roles on film

27-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The actor will star in feature film versions of his shows Shakespeare’s Villains and Tell Tale Heart.

Dias

Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'

26-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson joins 'Rebel In The Rye'

26-Apr-2016 | By

Bloom handles international sales on the J.D. Salinger biopic that has begun principal photography in New York City.

Supercrooks

Waypoint picks up two Mark Millar properties

26-Apr-2016 | By

Ken Kao and Dan Kao will partner with Addictive Pictures to produce under their first-look deal.

Play The Devil

'London Town', 'Play The Devil' to premiere at LA Film Festival

26-Apr-2016 | By

Top brass announced on Tuesday the 42 world premieres selected for the US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse, and Nightfall Competitions to screen at the festival, set to run from June 1-9 in Los Angeles.

Alicia Vikander

TWC sets summer date for 'Tulip Fever'

26-Apr-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company will debut its all-star period romance in limited release on July 15 in US.

Concourse Cannes-bound with 'The Little Hours'

26-Apr-2016 | By

Concourse Media chiefs Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have scored a coup and will commence sales on the Croisette of Jeff Baena’s dark comedy through their Concourse Film Trade division.

Force Awakens home entertainment

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sets UK Blu-ray record

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

The home entertainment release sold more than 1.2m units in the UK in its first week of release (including both Blu-ray and DVD).

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary fest reveals first titles for 2016 edition

26-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

World premiere of Intimate Lighting restoration, a focus on Mexican female directors, a tribute to Otto Preminger and the first Eurimages Lab Project Award set for 2016 edition.

FW

Former HanWay, WestEnd exec Westerhoff launches sales company

26-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Fabien Westerhoff launches London-based outfit with Films Distribution backing.

'The Jungle Book' remains top in China

26-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Jungle Book nears $100m as Yesterday Once More and The Huntsman: Winter’s War debut in second and third, respectively.

Chasing Asylum

Dogwoof picks up Eva Orner's 'Chasing Asylum'

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Chasing Asylum, an account of Australia’s immigration policy, is set to premiere at Toronto’s HotDocs.

Age Of Shadows

Finecut enters Kim’s 'Age Of Shadows'

26-Apr-2016 | By

Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Jee-woon’s highly-anticipated The Age Of Shadows, which marks Warner Bros Korea’s first local-language production.

Think Jam promotions

Marketing agency Think Jam promotes trio

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Louise Brennand, Megan Martin and Mandy Rodgers [pictured left to right] upped as part of restructure.

US Briefs: Miramax options rights to 'The Reason You're Alive'

26-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Sylvia Hoeks joins Alcon’s Blade Runner sequel; Screen Media acquires Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline; and more…

Disney expands live-action slate

25-Apr-2016 | By

Inspired by the ongoing global success of The Jungle Book, The Walt Disney Studios is moving ahead on its previously announced development slate including its Mary Poppins sequel to star Emily Blunt.

Aida's Secret

Film Sales Company boards two for Hot Docs

25-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz heads to the Toronto festival this week with sales rights on Aida’s Secret and The Peacemaker.

Jason Clarke

Apex in talks with Jason Clarke for Ted Kennedy drama

25-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The star from Everest, Zero Dark Thirty, and Terminator Genisys is in negotiations to play the late politician in Chappaquiddick.

Jason Goldberg

STX moves into non-scripted television

25-Apr-2016 | By

On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.

Cannes jury

Cannes reveals Competition jury

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.

'The Jungle Book' crosses $500m worldwide

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.

BBC's 'Earth' sequel gets world sales deal ahead of Cannes Marché

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest boards sequel to doc which took more than $110m worldwide; film is first under UK-China co-pro treaty.

Cave

LevelK dives into FilmBros’ action-thriller 'Cave'

25-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Companies to collaborate on slate from emerging Norwegian director.

Warsaw Ghetto

Spielberg fund backs Warsaw Ghetto documentary

25-Apr-2016 | By

May shoot for Who Will Write Our History about the Oyneg Shabes archive; Nancy Spielberg produces with support from Steven Spielberg-chaired fund.

Centre Of My World

M-Appeal picks up duo for Cannes Marché

25-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales outfit scores films from Home Sick director and Lav Diaz protégé.

Ma Rosa

Cannes: Films Distribution reunites with Brillante Mendoza on 'Ma’ Rosa'

25-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Filipino director’s Palme d’Or contender revolves around a convenience store owner who sells narcotics on the side.

The Transfiguration

Cannes: Protagonist picks up Un Certain Regard title

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s US drama-horror The Transfiguration.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' retains UK box office lead

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.

Pristina

Industry issue government petition at Kosovo's PriFest

25-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Producer Cedomir Kolar among signatories of Pristina Declaration, which calls for free movement for Kosovan film-makers in Europe and access to European funding.

Chakra The Invincible

Stan Lee, India's Phantom team on superhero movie

25-Apr-2016 | By

Mumbai-based Phantom Films is joining forces with Graphic India and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to co-produce a live-action feature, Chakra The Invincible, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane. 

AFI DOCS 2016 announces opening and closing night films

25-Apr-2016 | By

The North American premiere of Alex Gibney’s Zero Days and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You bookend the five-day event.

Reset

Tribeca’s 'Reset' hot seller for Upside Distribution

24-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The French sales company has closed key territories on its Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' stays top in US on $61.5m

24-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book clung on to the highest vines in its second session as a confirmed $61.5m easily saw off the feeble challenge of Universal’s The Huntsman sequel and propelled the family hit to $192.2m.

Home Alone

'Here Alone', 'The Return' win Tribeca audience awards

23-Apr-2016 | By

As the Tribeca Film festival winds down, festival top brass announced winners of the two audience awards, powered by Infor, at Saturday evening’s wrap party.

High Rise

Newport Beach FF launches UK Spotlight

23-Apr-2016 | By

The California festival hosted on Friday its evening celebration of British cinema and culture.

Purple Rain

Cannes to host Prince tribute

22-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Katy Young

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Film Festival is to host a tribute to the iconic singer who died yesterday.

The Salesman

Cannes: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Salesman' joins Competition

22-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Seven additions made to Official Selection, including Blood Father starring Mel Gibson, the new feature from Starred Up director David Mackenzie and a Joseph Kony documentary.

The Infiltrator

Broad Green, Amazon Prime Video strike deal

22-Apr-2016 | By

The multi-year output deal makes the recently announced Prime Video service the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green’s upcoming theatrical films.

Under The Cherry Moon

Prince leaves memorable movie legacy

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Iconic American musician Prince, whose death was announced yesterday, made memorable contributions to cinema through his music and performances.

Jake Gyllenhaal

US Daily: Netflix announces start of 'Okja' shoot

22-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Disney pulls Inhumans from schedule; Netflix starts Okja shoot; and more…

Leanne Saunders

New Zealand Film Commission hires Leanne Saunders

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Saunders becomes the organisation’s head of production and development.

Gabriel Yared

'The English Patient' composer Gabriel Yared: temp tracks pose headache

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The Oscar-winning composer talked about his process and collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Xavier Dolan at London’s Barbican.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' holds buzz chart top spot

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Captain America: Civil War also performs strongly.

Dean

'Dean', 'Junction 48' win at Tribeca

21-Apr-2016 | By

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival juried awards ceremony on Thursday evening rewarded a wide roster of selections as organisers honoured separate US and international narrative competition categories for the first time.

Nothing In Return

Seville International to sell 'Nothing In Return'

21-Apr-2016 | By

The Montreal-based sales agent will kick off sales in Cannes on Daniel Guzmán’s drama.

Mark Strong

Paramount Home Media, Vertical team on sci-fi

21-Apr-2016 | By

The partners are collaborating on the theatrical and home entertainment release of Approaching The Unknown starring Mark Strong.

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas joins 'Blade Runner' sequel

21-Apr-2016 | By

Alcon Entertainment has found its leading lady for the sci-fi project.

PGA

PGA adds speakers to Produced By Conference

21-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

This year’s headline “Conversations with…” strand will feature an in-depth dialogue with Revelation Entertainment president Morgan Freeman and CEO Lori McCreary, who is also the president of the Guild.

Duncan Heath

China-UK Film Fund partners with Duncan Heath's ITG

21-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fund backed by Zhongze Asset Management and Varcale Capital Management partners with four UK companies.

The White Fang Jack London

Cannes: 'White Fang' animation gets int’l sales deal

21-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Jack London adaptation from Loving and Song Of The Sea producers secures sales deal.

Guy Hamilton

Bond director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

BAFTA-nominated British film-maker directed four James Bond films.

Cafe Society

'Café Society' to open Seattle International Film Festival

21-Apr-2016 | By

The North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Cannes-bound opening night film from Woody Allen will kick off the festival on May 19.

Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica hits back at Cannes reports

21-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or winner denies reports that he was rejected from the Cannes Film Festival on political grounds.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' becomes India’s biggest Hollywood film

21-Apr-2016 | By

Boosted by local cultural connections, Disney’s The Jungle Book has become the highest-grossing Hollywood film ever in India, taking $23.8m (Rs1.58bn) in 12 days.

Amok

Reel Suspects to run 'Amok' at Cannes, announces 'Vampyres' sales

21-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Soda Pictures has picked up remake of cult classic Vampyres.

Whiskey Galore 2

'Whisky Galore!' world premiere to close Edinburgh

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.

Julieta

Agustín Almodóvar interview: producer talks Panama Papers, 'Julieta' box office

21-Apr-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: The Panama Papers scandal is a factor in the below-par box office performance of Julieta in Spain, according to producer Agustín Almodóvar.

Lucky Man

Sky calm over increased customer churn

21-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

UK broadcaster cited “good trading” across its territories, as it ordered six new high-end drama series.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster talks Hollywood gender gap at Tribeca

21-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

Money Monster director also says she looks forward to taking on a different type of movie next.

EuropaCorp

EuropaCorp appoints Edouard de Vésinne deputy CEO

21-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

De Vésinne steps up from his role as co-president of EuropaCorp Television.

A Better Place A Better Place

Genre specialist Devilworks unveils Cannes slate

21-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit will introduce four titles to the market, including Italian thriller Double Crossing (Il Traduttore).

american honey

'American Honey', 'Rams' execs among EFP Producers On The Move

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The UK’s Lucas Ochoa and Poland’s Klaudia Smieja are among upcoming European producers set for neworking initiative in Cannes.

Cannes Croisette

Cannes to stage terror attack simulation

20-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French security forces to stage attack exercise in Palais du Cinéma and on the Croisette; screening hours lost from Directors’ Fortnight due to security protocols.

VR writ large over Cannes Marché NEXT programme

20-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Organisers behind the Cannes Marché’s third NEXT event set to run from May 12-18 have lined up an expanded future of cinema showcase that places heavy emphasis on the fast-rising world of virtual reality.

Alcon moves up 'Blade Runner' release

20-Apr-2016 | By

The anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic has moved forward from its original 2018 North American release date of January 12.

Weiner

Sundance Film Festival: London unveils 2016 line-up

20-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance chiefs reveal plans for the UK offshoot of the indie film festival and how they worked with Picturehouse on this year’s programme.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

Organisers unveil NFMLA programme

20-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Britweek organisers announced on Wednesday the day-long NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) programme set for April 30.

Bertrand Tavernier

Cannes Classics line-up includes Tavernier documentary

20-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Section to include world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier doc; a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin and a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman.

Andreas Thatcher

Rhizome Group lines up 'Nezha' shoot

20-Apr-2016 | By

The Vancouver-based media company is partnering with Chinese producer-distributor Inlook Vision Media on the action-fantasy.

US Briefs: Ticket prices averaged $8.43 in 2015

20-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: CE+S wins first contract to instal Dolby Atmos in Colombia

The Survivalist

Thriller from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus underway

20-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.

Identicals

Hot Property preps sci-fi 'Piper'; 'Identicals' scores UK deal

20-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Development titles revealed as sci-fi Identicals [pictured] picked up by Arrow Films for UK.

The Sweeney

Vertigo boss: UK industry tested by Hollywood films

20-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Monsters producer Allan Niblo was among industry execs to discuss challenges facing the UK’s creative industries at the BSAC conference in London.

The People Vs Fritz Bauer

Nazi-hunter thriller 'Fritz Bauer' tops German Film Awards nominations

20-Apr-2016 | By

Lars Kraume’s drama has nine nominations, including Best Film and Best Director; Colonia, A Heavy Heart and Me & Kaminski score five nominations.

Noel Clarke highlights independent film challenge

20-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kidulthood director Noel Clarke, who has spoken to cinemas about a ‘British Film Friday’, will discuss the UK film sector at the forthcoming Media Production Show in June.

Alexandra Cocean

Alexandra Cocean joins Voltage Pictures

19-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter have bolstered their sales ranks in the run-up to Cannes.

Risk

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight reveals 2016 line-up

19-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Laura Poitras’ documentary about Julian Assange and Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Defoe, among line-up.

Slack Bay

Cannes: Kino Lorber picks up 'Slack Bay'

19-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has pounced on all North American rights to Bruno Dumont’s Cannes competition selection and upcoming world premiere.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Twentieth Century Fox pacts with FilmOne for West Africa

19-Apr-2016 | By

The studio has signed a breakthrough distribution deal that acknowledges the film-going culture of Nigeria and the potential of the regional market.

Music Box acquires US rights to 'Mia Madre'

19-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has taken Nanni Moretti’s winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at last year’s Cannes Film Festival off the hands of embattled Alchemy.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' crosses $300m worldwide

19-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.

James Ponsoldt

A24, James Ponsoldt to make 'I Want My MTV'

19-Apr-2016 | By

The New York-based company has lined up another production, optioning rights to Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks’ book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution.

Michael Joe

Michael Joe named STX COO, motion picture group

19-Apr-2016 | By

STX Entertainment chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson announced the hire on Tuesday following the company’s splashy presentation at CinemaCon last week.

Ronit Elkabetz, Israeli actress and filmmaker, dies aged 51

19-Apr-2016 | By Edna Fainaru

The star and director of Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem has passed away following a prolonged battle with cancer.

Kicks

LA Film Festival unveils Buzz, Limelight sections

19-Apr-2016 | By

Tribeca selection Kicks and the world premiere of horror tale Lights Out are among the films announced by festival organisers on Tuesday ahead of the June 1-9 run date.

One Week And A Day

Cannes: New Europe secures 'One Week And A Day'; scores France deal

19-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Black comedy to play in competition at Critics’ Week.

Radiator

Film4, HBO, Sundance Channel warm to Radiator

19-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Film4, HBO, Rialto and Sundance Channel among buyers of comedy-drama executive-produced by Barbara Broccoli and Rachel Weisz.

Le Parc

Cannes: ACID unveils 2016 showcase

19-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

World premiere of Damien Manivel’s second feature, Le Parc, among the selection.

'Jeeg Robot', 'Tale Of Tales' win big at Italy's David di Donatello Awards

19-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Both titles won seven prizes at the 60th David Di Donatellos, while Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth took home two from fourteen nominations.

'The Jungle Book' swings to top spot in China

19-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Four new releases made the box office top 10, with The Jungle Book leading the way.

Babylon Dreamers

Tel Aviv doc festival to highlight immigration, regional politics

19-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: A total of 110 films will screen at the festival, including recent Golden Bear-winner Fuocoammare and a selection of Israeli docs.

american honey

Andrea Arnold talks 'American Honey', 'Wuthering Heights' challenges at Tribeca

19-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

British writer-director describes her US-set drama as “the most me I’ve ever been”; Arnold also reveals challenges on previous film Wuthering Heights.

Norman Fowler

Former Tory cabinet minister among Whicker’s World finalists

19-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Nominations have been announced for the $150,000 (£100,000) documentary awards, set to be judged at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.

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Greek Film Centre appoints Electra Venaki as industry challenges mount

19-Apr-2016 | By

The Greek Film Centre (EEK) has appointed a female filmmaker for the first time in its history.

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US briefs: June Pictures backs Sean Baker’s 'Tangerine' follow-up

19-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Los Cabos, TFI, Gabriel Figueroa, Labodigital renew association; D Films picks up Canadian rights to Oasis doc; and more…

The Ice Hole

Moscow's Screen Best Pitch winner now in post-production

19-Apr-2016 | By

Andrey Silvestrov’s critique of contemporary society is currently in post-production.

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Academy clarifies voting rights rules

18-Apr-2016 | By

After a move to clarify voting rights in January sparked concern and accusations of ageism, the Academy sought to reassure members on Monday.

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J A Bayona to direct 'Jurassic World' sequel

18-Apr-2016 | By

The Spanish film-maker behind the upcoming A Monster Calls and international hit The Impossible was announced on Twitter on Monday morning.

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HFPA sets 74th Golden Globes date

18-Apr-2016 | By

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions will present the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017.

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Cannes: Critics’ Week unveils 2016 line-up

18-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Justine Triet’s In Bed With Victoria to open Critics’ Week; Chloë Sevigny’s Kitty one of three closing films.

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Alibaba to invest in 'TMNT2', 'Star Trek Beyond'

18-Apr-2016 | By

China’s Alibaba Pictures has signed to invest in two further projects from Paramount Pictures – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and Star Trek Beyond.

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US briefs: Ellen Burstyn to receive SFFS Peter J Owens acting award

18-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: IFC MIdnight acquires US rights to Let’s Be Evil; and more…

The Jungle Book

'Jungle Book' is the king of the box office with $240m

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.

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Rising star to play missing activist Bruno Manser

18-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Circle star to lead biopic of Swiss activist who lived in the Borneo rainforest.

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'The Jungle Book' dominates UK box office

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.

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Amazon takes aim at Netflix

18-Apr-2016 | By

Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant has moved aggressively against the VOD market leader in the US with a new subscription tier.

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'The Jungle Book' roars to top in US on $103.3m

18-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 18 UPDATE: If the live-action-CGI rendering of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale seemed destined to become a Disney classic all over again, the opening weekend confirmed that notion as it stormed to the studio’s biggest April debut in history.

The Unknown Soldier

Louhimies plans 80-day shoot for 'Unknown Soldier'

18-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Finnish production from Frozen Land director will feature 14,000 extras.

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'Serial (Bad) Weddings' duo to reunite on comedy for SND

18-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Philippe de Chauveron is re-teaming with star Christian Clavier following the pair’s 2014 box-office hit.

Mario Adorf

Locarno to honor German actor Mario Adorf

18-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Adorf, who has made more than 200 films with directors including Sam Peckinpah, Dario Argento and Luigi Comencini, will be honoured with the film festival’s Pardo Alla Carriera.

Ghostbusters

Sky and Sony strike European movie deal

18-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Deal includes forthcoming titles Ghostbusters and Money Monster.

Hangmen

NT Live, Picturehouse to speak at inaugural Live Cinema conference

18-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Event to focus on the production, distribution and exhibition of Live Cinema events.

Tessa Inkelaar, Deborah Sathe

Film London duo, 6 Sales boss join Indian studio

18-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Cinestaan Film Company has hired Film London execs Deborah Sathe and Tessa Inkelaar and Madrid-based sales agent Marina Fuentes to head up its ambitious new international division.

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Giuseppe Tornatore, David Twohy line up China projects

18-Apr-2016 | By

Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore and US writer-director David Twohy are developing projects with China, which were both announced on the first full day of the Beijing International Film Festival (April 16-23).

The Fits

'The Fits', 'Salero' win at RiverRun

17-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The River Run International Film Festival wrapped its 18th edition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with its narrative feature award going to Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, which was, in the words of the jury, “an audacious debut from a promising American talent.”

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Losange punches with UCR's 'Olli Maki'

16-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Cinefondation winner Juho Kuosmanen makes his feature debut with the Finnish-German-Swedish co-production.

Monster With a Thousand Heads

Istanbul: festival and industry winners revealed

16-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Kurdish workers drama and Rodrigo Plá’s A Monster With a Thousand Heads triumph at festival; industry prizes revealed.

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Star Wars: JJ Abrams discusses Rey's parents during Tribeca talk

16-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

Star Wars: The Force Awakens director dropped hints about the character played by Daisy Ridley during a Tribeca talk with actor-comedian Chris Rock; both men revealed the actors they would most like to work with.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes: Thierry Fremaux interview

15-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes chief discusses the festival’s repeat invitations policy and explains why Oliver Stone’s Snowden will not be premiering at the festival. 

Apprentice

Cannes: Luxbox closes pre-sales on 'Apprentice'

15-Apr-2016 | By

Paris-based sales agent Luxbox has sealed a string of deals on Cannes Un Certain Regard title Apprentice, including a sale to France’s Version Originale Condor.

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Vilnius: 'Thirst' and 'I, Olga Hepnarova' share top honour

15-Apr-2016 | By

The festival’s industry event featured 20 work-in-progress projects.

The Nice Guys

Cannes 2016: watch trailers for the films in Official Selection

15-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Check out the trailers for films set to play at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

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‘The Jungle Book’ swings to buzz chart lead

15-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special also performs strongly.

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Security threat empties Lionsgate session

15-Apr-2016 | By

A CinemaCon screening of Now You See Me 2 was abandoned when a suspicious item that later turned out to be harmless forced the evacuation of the Colosseum on Thursday afternoon.

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Cannes 2016 line-up offers heavyweights, potential gems and food for thought

14-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Competition titles include Nicolas Windng Refn’s The Neon Demon [pictured], Jeff Nichols’ Loving and Xavier Dolan It’s Only The End Of The World.

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Amazon Studios woos CinemaCon

14-Apr-2016 | By

In a genial presentation in Las Vegas on Thursday that reassured the massed ranks of exhibitors that it believes in the theatrical business, Hollywood’s newest major player also broke news about theatrical distribution partners on two films on its slate.

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Cannes 2016: critic's take

14-Apr-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

2016 looks like a good vintage: Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition lineup…

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Sundance Selects acquires Cannes duo

14-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to newly announced Cannes selections Graduation and The Unknown Girl.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' set to soar internationally

14-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.

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Cannes 2016: Official Selection in full

14-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in full.

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Fox lines up four 'Avatar' sequels

14-Apr-2016 | By

James Cameron surprised CinemaCon attendees at the end of Thursday morning’s Fox presentation to explain that his fantasy universe had become larger than originally expected.

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AMBI hires Banderas, Meyers for 'Black Butterfly'

14-Apr-2016 | By

Antonia Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star in the psychological thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Cannes next month.

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BAFTA Crew 2016 participants revealed

14-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: New film and TV participants include crew from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Lobster, and Sherlock.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

eOne denies ITV takeover bid

14-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Entertainment One (eOne) has poured cold water on claims that it is a takeover target for UK broadcaster ITV.

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Fox, New Regency plot autumn release for Warren Beatty film

14-Apr-2016 | By

The long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic has found its distributors, it emerged during a CinemaCon lunch in honour of New Regency head Arnon Milchan.

Ghost In The Shell

US briefs: 'Ghost In The Shell' begins NZ shoot

14-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard takes Jeremiah Tower doc; Abramorama expands; and more…

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Benedict Cumberbatch to voice The Grinch

13-Apr-2016 | By

The British star has been cast in the lead role of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 2017 holiday season release.

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Universal's Donna Langley honoured at CinemaCon

13-Apr-2016 | By

The Universal Pictures chairman became only the third woman to collect the Will Rogers Pioneer Of The Year award at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

Andrew Stanton and Lindsey Collins

'Civil War', 'Finding Dory' wow at CinemaCon Disney show

13-Apr-2016 | By

A full screening of the latest Marvel Studios tentpole was the highlight of Wednesday morning’s Disney presentation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Road To La Paz

FiGa Films reports strong trade on 'Road To La Paz'

13-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Fiorin and his team has concluded key territory sales on Francisco Varone’s road movie.

Laszlo Nemes collects Grand Prix at Cannes from Mads Mikkelsen

'Son Of Saul' director to shoot second film in 2017

13-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winning director also planning an English-language feature.

Laura Amelia Guzmán

'Noeli En Los Países' wins IFF Panama Primera Mirada

13-Apr-2016 | By

Laura Amelia Guzmán’s Dominican film has triumphed in the works-in-progress section and won a $10,000 prize.

 My Name Is Emily

17th Newport Beach Film Festival unveils Irish Spotlight

13-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 21-28, will include Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature, My Name Is Emily.

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Mark Padilla joins Double Dutch International

13-Apr-2016 | By

The executive has arrived as svp of sales and acquisitions in the run-up to Cannes.

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Toby Jones, Anne Reid lead UK thriller 'Kaleidoscope'

13-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on feature produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Maggie Monteith.

David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam calls for greater VPF transparency and new BFI distribution fund

13-Apr-2016 | By

The Labour Lord and former producer has addressed VPFs, Brexit and the potential for a new specialised BFI distribution fund in a wide-ranging speech to industry.

Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox feature among new Danish docs

13-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix to launch US-Danish documentary Knox in autumn; Screen speaks to key doc companies about their lineups.

Torino Film Lab

TorinoFilmLab lineup includes Cannes contender and Jerusalem winner

13-Apr-2016 | By Ian Donegan

Mentors include Israel Film Fund executive director Katriel Schory and film director Thanos Anastopoulos.

Cannes 2016: Shorts, Cinéfondation titles revealed

13-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Naomi Kawase to head the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.

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US Briefs: CinemaCon panel discusses senior audiences

13-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Production begins on Battle Of The Sexes; CAC reports record ad revenues in 2015; FilmRise acquires National Bird; and more

Sammo Hung The Bodyguard

Sammo Hung to present 'The Bodyguard' at Italy’s Far East Film festival

13-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 18th FEFF will feature 50 titles in competition, including Lost In Hong Kong, Mojin: The Lost Legend and Ip Man 3, as well as a new Focus Asia market.

Giselle

Picturehouse strikes international deal with Royal Opera House Live

13-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

The company will be the exclusive international distributor of ROH Live Cinema for the Opera’s 2016/17 season.

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STX Entertainment, Sylvester Stallone plot mystery film

12-Apr-2016 | By

Sylvester Stallone has lined up a feature with STX Entertainment, the studio announced during its CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday.

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Sony unveils 'Spider-Man' film title

12-Apr-2016 | By

A very long but occasionally spectacular presentation by the studio rounded out the CinemaCon programme on Tuesday and delivered the most winning appearance yet by a pair of A-listers.

Kevin Tsujihara

Warner Bros allays Screening Room fears

12-Apr-2016 | By

CEO Kevin Tsujihara, whose studio has been bruised by poor reviews and flagging global box office for its costly Batman V Superman, played to the hearts of theatre owners in a presentation on Tuesday that reaffirmed its commitment to the theatrical experience.

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US Briefs: CFEC at CinemaCon to show wares

12-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: FilmBuff acquires US to Welcome To Happiness; and more

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Global box office hit $38.3bn in 2015

12-Apr-2016 | By

Buoyed by last year’s surge in global, international, and North American gross box office receipts, industry heads on Tuesday used fresh data to proclaim the film industry to be in rude health despite facing more serious challenges than at any time in its history.

Gholam

Asghar Farhadi regular wraps UK-Iranian drama 'Gholam'

12-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: A Separation and About Elly star leads Farsi-language drama.

Ang Lee

Ang Lee's war drama 'Billy Lynn' faces projection challenge

12-Apr-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

EXCLUSIVE: Only a handful of exhibitors will be able to screen Ang Lee’s anticipated drama as the director intends.

Sundance Institute

NEXT Fest in Los Angeles unveils August dates

12-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The Sundance off-shoot will be take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown from August 12-14 and will feature six independent film premieres, each paired with either a musical act, live performance, or conversation with an icon of independent cinema.

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Alicia Vikander-James McAvoy romance 'Submergence' underway

12-Apr-2016 | By Ian Donegan

Shoot has kicked off in Berlin on the Wim Wenders-directed romance-thriller.

Despite The Falling Snow

Rebecca Ferguson thriller gets new sales home

12-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Romance-thriller Despite The Falling Snow, also starring Charles Dance and Sam Reid, moves from 6 Sales to Parkland Pictures.

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China box office: Chongqing Hot Pot cooks up top spot

12-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Yang Qing’s dark comedy claimed top spot while London Has Fallen outscored its North American debut in second.

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JJ Abrams on Screening Room: 'We have to adapt'

12-Apr-2016 | By

JJ Abrams on Monday evening hinted at his support for Screening Room as he collected the CinemaCon Showman Of The Year award from the very people who stand to lose the most should the disruptive distribution platform become reality.

Breath

Simon Baker's directorial debut 'Breath' reveals cast

12-Apr-2016 | By Ian Donegan

Australian coming-of-age drama has begun filming; Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh among those to join cast.

Media Summit

Twitter, Buzzfeed execs to speak at Media Summit

12-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

Twitter exec Bruce Daisley and BuzzFeed UK editor-in-chief Janine Gibson will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Media Summit.

Alejandro Ramirez Magaña

Cinepolis chief in Screening Room warning

11-Apr-2016 | By

UPDATE: Alejandro Ramirez Magaña struck an early blow for the theatrical lobby at the annual exhibitors convention on Monday when his comments on the controversial Screening Room proposal drew spontaneous applause.

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CinemaCon: FIP chief hails local production hits

11-Apr-2016 | By

Fox International Productions president Tomas Jegeus on Monday identified the potential of local-language hits to succeed beyond their native borders in a broad presentation in Las Vegas.

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CinemaCon: Netflix in talks to acquire unfinished Orson Welles epic

11-Apr-2016 | By

The streaming giant is in negotiations to acquire The Other Side Of The Wind, veteran producer Frank Marshall told convention attendees on Monday.

All This Panic

Film Sales Company lines up three Tribeca premieres

11-Apr-2016 | By

New York-based president Andrew Herwitz heads to the Tribeca Film Festival with two world premieres and one international premiere on his sales slate.

'Batman v Superman' nears $500m overseas

11-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 11 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book swings in with estimated $28.9m international debut.

The Odyssey

Altitude, Pan-Européenne team on Cousteau story 'The Odyssey'

11-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film starring Lambert Wilson - as legendary oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau - and Audrey Tautou to hit UK screens at the end of 2016.

Kid Witness

Susan Sarandon caper 'Kid Witness' gets sales deal ahead of Cannes

11-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bleiberg has added a title to its Cannes slate in the shape of the Bentonville Film Festival-bound Susan Sarandon family caper.

Ruzanna Kegeyan

Ruzanna Kegeyan moves to Arclight Films

11-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The veteran sales agent has joined Gary Hamilton’s sales company as evp of sales and acquisitions.

'The Huntsman: Winter's War' tops UK box office but 'Zootropolis' steals the show

11-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Zootropolis leads Fri-Sun weekend with $3.35m (£2.36m) after only a 14% drop in its third weekend.

Ewan McGregor

Clooney, Spacey, McGregor titles get Swiss deals

11-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ascot Elite ties up deals with Bloom and Lakeshore.

Vincent Bollore

Vivendi buys Mediaset Premium in move to rival Netflix

11-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

The French media giant has acquired Mediaset’s pay TV business as part of a wider alliance.

Room

'Room' sweeps Irish Academy awards

11-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Leonardo Dicaprio and Spotlight also pick up prizes from the Irish Film and Television Academy.

Visaaranai

US briefs: 'Visaaranai' and 'Parched' prevail at 14th IFFLA

11-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: FilmRise to release White Girl; Jesse Eisenberg in CinemaCon honour; and more…

NAB conference

Lytro debuts holographic video camera for cinema

11-Apr-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

The prototype is being revealed at the Future of Cinema conference (part of the NAB show) in Las Vegas this week.

The Boss

'The Boss' rules US as 'BvS', 'Hardcore Henry' disappoint

10-Apr-2016 | By

Melissa McCarthy is queen of North America as an estimated $23.48m debut for The Boss via Universal edged Warner Bros’ fast-fading Batman v Superman into second place.

Yu Dong

Bona completes privatisation with Alibaba investment

10-Apr-2016 | By

Bona Film Group has finalised its delisting from the NASDAQ and subsequent privatisation process, following which Alibaba Pictures has an 8.94% stake in the Beijing-based studio.

Daniel Battsek Film4

Daniel Battsek to succeed David Kosse as Film4 boss

8-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cohen Media Group president takes the reins at the UK broadcaster following David Kosse’s appointment at STX.

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Industry reaction: Daniel Battsek to head Film4

8-Apr-2016 | By

Room producer Ed Guiney and Number 9 Films’ Stephen Woolley among those to voice reaction to the appointment of David Kosse’s successor at Film4.

Peter Aalbæk Jensen

Zentropa co-founder Peter Aalbæk Jensen steps down

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Lars von Trier’s regular producer to retire as CEO of the largest film production company in Scandinavia.

As I Open My Eyes

Kino Lorber acquires 'As I Open My Eyes'

8-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has pounced on North American rights from Doc&Film International to Leyla Bouzid’s debut one week before its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue

Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue to reunite on 'Flammable Children'

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Australian actors last appeared on screen together nearly 30 years ago in TV soap Neighbours.

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US Briefs: 'Independence Day: Resurgence' cast in CinemaCon award

8-Apr-2016 | By

As organisers at the conference prepare to kick off in Las Vegas on Monday, it emerged that the tentpole’s Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Sela Ward, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner will receive the CinemaCon Ensemble Of The Universe Award.

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Dardennes-produced 'Behind The Clouds' gets German distribution

8-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Cecilia Verheyden’s debut feature has been a hit in Belgium.

Veerle Baetens

'Broken Circle Breakdown' star Veerle Baetens to direct 'The Melting'

8-Apr-2016 | By

Award-winning Belgian star to make directorial debut on novel adaptation.

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Ben Rivers wins the second EYE Art & Film Prize

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British director wins $35,000 prize to help fund next feature.

Aux concept design

Ex-Warner, Disney sales exec joins Evolutionary Films

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Ildi Toth Davy to join production and sales company ahead of Cannes Marche.

Constantin Film named top German producer-distributor

8-Apr-2016 | By

Constantin Film has been named Germany’s most successful producer and distributor of German films for 2015.

Dexter Fletcher BFI

BFI Film Academy to receive $1.4m funding boost

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Announcement coincides with the unveiling of six films by BFI graduates.

Marionette

Dutch duo get film fund backing

8-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Dorst and Marionette will receive support through the Dutch Crossover project.

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'Eddie The Eagle' holds UK buzz chart lead

8-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Feelgood film retains lead in its second week.

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US Briefs: Patricio Guzman cancels IFF Panama attendance

7-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Jason Blum in CinemaCon honour

Roger Deakins

UTA signs Roger Deakins

7-Apr-2016 | By

The 13-time Oscar nominee has found a new agency, signing on with his partner James Ellis Deakins.

'Batman v Superman' hits $450m international

7-Apr-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International’s somewhat maligned DC Entertainment superhero tentpole remains the one to beat heading into its third weekend.

Gary Hustwit

Gary Hustwit launches VR studio Scenic

7-Apr-2016 | By

Brooklyn-based filmmaker has launched a Virtual Reality content studio focusing on non-fiction films and enlisted the support of world-class documentarians including Marshall Curry and Jessica Edwards.

Wendy Morgan

Wendy Morgan signs on to direct 'Sugar Daddy'

7-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Lauren Grant of Clique Pictures and Lori Lozinski of Violator Films announced on Thursday they had signed the music video director to helm their feature.

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'Mediterranea', 'Death In Sarajevo' to bookend Kosovo’s PriFest

7-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

United States Of Love, Rams and Mustang will feature at the eighth edition of the festival; regional premiere of Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife.

Arturo Montenegro

Arturo Montenegro plots 'Male Mom'

7-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Panamanian director Arturo Montenegro is busy lining up his follow-up to feature directorial debut The Check (El Cheque) ahead of its world premiere at IFF Panama on Tuesday.

Randall Wallace

Skydance, Alibaba team on 'Flying Tigers'

7-Apr-2016 | By

Skydance and China’s Alibaba Pictures will jointly finance and produce Flying Tigers, a World War II drama to be scripted by Braveheart writer Randall Wallace.

Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner to head Beijing film festival jury

7-Apr-2016 | By

Director-producer Brett Ratner will head the competition jury of this year’s Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), which runs April 16-23.

Istanbul

Istanbul fest kicks off a year after censorship debacle

7-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Festival kicks off with double screening of Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special; new artistic director discusses security and censorship.

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Tilda Swinton doc to close Sheffield Doc/Fest; David Puttnam to speak

7-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival will also give audiences chance to “virtually” converse with a Holocaust survivor.

Wonder Woman

Warner Bros moves 'Jungle Book', 'Wonder Woman' release dates

6-Apr-2016 | By

The studio, reportedly exploring a leaner slate with greater emphasis on franchise-building feeders and beset by the critical mauling of Batman v Superman and its 69% second-weekend slide, unveiled an updated release schedule.

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon, Koch Company team with Chinese partners on 'Edge'

6-Apr-2016 | By

The Mark Gordon Company and The Koch Company are partnering with Chinese studio Pegasus Media Group and China Film Group on the English-language Edge Of The World.

The Apostate

Breaking Glass acquires 'The Apostate'

6-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from FiGa Films to Federico Veiroj’s comedy that premiered in Toronto last autumn.

Cannes Marche

Cannes Marché, Frontières launch genre partnership

6-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Two markets will collaborate on a works-in-progress strand in Cannes this year and have sights set on a 2017 packaging and financing forum in Europe.

Everyman

Everyman eyes up to 25 new sites by 2021

6-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Despite reporting a loss in 2015, revenue and admissions are up and Everyman Cinemas is primed for significant growth.

Chocolat

French feature film production rebounds in 2015

6-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Overall film investment was up 23.1% in 2015, while investment from French TV broadcasters was up 29.7%.

Jack Huston

Jack Huston launches CYSA Productions at MIPTV

6-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The star of Paramount-MGM’s late summer release Ben-Hur is at the Cannes television market in a new role as producer with rights to a pair of prestige projects.

Minions

UK cinema advertising spend up 26% in Q1, 2016

6-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

DCM is reporting strong sales of cinema advertising from sectors including retail, motors, finance and food.

Perfect Strangers

Tribeca title 'Perfect Strangers' picked up by Italy's True Colours

6-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Fledgling sales outfit has acquired worldwide sales rights to Paolo Genovese’s comedy, a box office hit in Italy.

Erin Richards

'Gotham's Erin Richards joins 'That Good Night'

6-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Principal photography on stage play adaptation starring John Hurt has begun.

Georgia Poivre

Films Distribution hires Wide sales exec

6-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Georgia Poivre joins international sales team at Paris-based firm.

L'Universale

Italian cinemas to halve ticket prices next week as promotion Cinemadays sees growth

6-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Hundreds of cinemas to halve ticket prices next week; Hardcore Henry, The Jungle Book and local comedy L’Universale in cinemas during promotion.

Geena Davis

US Briefs: Bentonville festival unveils line-up

6-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: CinemaCon honour for Arnon Milchan; Wanda Cinema Line Corp and Dolby sign deployment deal; and more.

Roots

MIPTV: Netflix, BBC, Hulu deals on day two and three

6-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Netflix enters Versailles; BBC One drama Capitol inks deals; Roots world premiere; Walter Presents buys Spanish drama for UK; Hulu reads The Book Of Negroes; Olivier Megaton doc gets sales deal.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto to star in action-thriller 'The Outsider'

5-Apr-2016 | By

Bloom will handle international sales on the action thriller from Waypoint Entertainment and Linson Entertainment.

Swiss Army Man

A24 to handle world release of 'Swiss Army Man'

5-Apr-2016 | By

The New York-based distributor has taken another step towards establishing a de facto international sales operation with the announcement on Tuesday that it is broadening its involvement in the Sundance acquisition.

Being 17

Strand Releasing acquires 'Being 17'

5-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up all US rights from Elle Driver to Andre Techiné’s recent Berlinale competition world premiere.

Eric Min

Eric Min to head XYZ Films international sales

5-Apr-2016 | By

The former Aldamisa Entertainment executive will attend Cannes with his new colleagues at the Los Angeles-based production and sales company.

The Phenom

RLJ Entertainment picks up Tribeca premiere 'The Phenom'

5-Apr-2016 | By

Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti star in the upcoming world premiere drama set in the world of baseball.

MUBI inks all rights deals for Cannes and Berlin titles

5-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: SVOD service adds six titles, including Berlin Panorama opener I, Olga and Mathieu Amalric drama; theatrical, UK and US deals among haul.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

France sees production boost as international spend rises 30%

5-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Neil Jordan’s big budget Riviera and James Foley’s Fifty Shades Freed among productions due to shoot in territory this year.

'Florence Foster Jenkins' writer to script art thief drama 'The Duke'

5-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Pathe announces a feature based on the true story of a retired bus driver who supposedly stole a famous painting and held the British Government to ransom.

Ally Derks

IDFA founder Ally Derks to step down after 30 years

5-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival head to move to Berlin; filmmaker Barbara Visser to oversee next year’s festival.

spectre

UK distributors' media advertising spend drops 8% in 2015

5-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

According to the UK Film Distributors’ Association yearbook, media advertising spend decreased in 2015.

Fyodor Bondarchuk

Russia to invest $60m in domestic film companies

5-Apr-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

The Russian State Film Fund has announced the names of the companies that will receive significant backing this year.

Liam Neeson Silence

Studiocanal to release Scorsese’s 'Silence' in UK

5-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Historical drama stars Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.

Zootropia

US Briefs: 'Zootopia' crosses $800m worldwide

5-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Lowriders to open LA Film Festival; Alamo Drafthouse to open in Downtown Brooklyn; and more…

Vaxxed

Controversial 'Vaxxed' doc grosses $28K in US debut

4-Apr-2016 | By

Distributor Cinema Libre has hailed a successful opening weekend for the documentary that lost its Tribeca world premiere berth following an outcry over the veracity of its scientific claims.

Tom Staggs

Tom Staggs shocker sparks Disney succession guessing game

4-Apr-2016 | By

Speculation was mounting on Monday evening that Peter Chernin or Chase Carey could land the top job at Disney after it emerged that Tom Staggs, the COO long regarded as the heir apparent to Bob Iger, will step down.

Dave Bautista

US Briefs: Dave Bautista latest big name to join 'Blade Runner' sequel

4-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: CinemaCon to anoint comedy trio; and more…

'Batman v Superman' closes in on $700m worldwide

4-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia becomes the fifth highest grossing original IP animated release of all time with $787.6m.

'Batman v Superman' edges out 'My Beloved Bodyguard' in China

4-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Batman v Superman and new Chinese action-drama The Bodyguard were neck-and-neck while Yang Qing’s Chongqing Hot Pot was a close third.

AMBI Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino

AMBI to finance 'To The Bone'

4-Apr-2016 | By

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group has come on board the Keanu Reeves starrer.

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Nate Parker among Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards honourees

4-Apr-2016 | By

The director, producer and star of Sundance sensation The Birth Of A Nation is among honourees at the pioneers showcase set for April 22.

'Batman v Superman' retains UK lead despite hefty drop

4-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s Eddie The Eagle posts seven-day $4m (£2.83m) debut from its 572 sites.

Marie Garrett

Bac adds sales exec ahead of English-language push

4-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Appointment of former eOne exec comes as Paris company eyes expansion into larger European-financed, English-language productions.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Studiocanal invests in Cumberbatch's SunnyMarch TV

4-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Company invests in trio of independent companies including Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV,Atlantis producer Urban Myth Films and Spain’s

Public Enemy

MIPTV: deals round-up

4-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Netflix picks up an ITV series while Public Enemy [pictured] scooped the inagural MIPDrama Screenings awards.

Barbara Broccoli

Barbara Broccoli named BAFTA VP for Film

4-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

James Bond producer to join Greg Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council.

Aneurin Barnard

'Interlude In Prague' starts shoot, adds cast

4-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Morfydd Clark, Ade Edmundson and Charlotte Peters have all joined the biographical drama about Mozart.

Ten Years

Controversial 'Ten Years' triumphs at Hong Kong Film Awards

4-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The ceremony broadcast was banned in mainland China, reportedly due to the nomination of the politically-charged dystopian drama.

Tom Of Filand On Set

Agnieszka Holland, Tom Of Finland films get Swedish Film Institute backing

4-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Swedish Film Institute has backed nineteen projects in its latest round of funding.

Life After Life

Hong Kong Film Festival reveals winners

4-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Zhang Hanyi’s Life After Life won the top prize in the Young Cinema Competition.

William Friedkin

Cannes: William Friedkin to deliver Cinema Masterclass

4-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

French Connection director highlights “challenging time” for the future of world cinema.

Cinemaximum

Korea's CJ buys Turkey’s largest film chain

4-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mars, which operates the Cinemaximum brand, has 710 screens across the country

'Batman v Superman' falls 69% in second session in North America

3-Apr-2016 | By

APRIL 4 UPDATE: The Warner Bros / DC Entertainment spring tentpole succumbed to one of the biggest second-weekend drops in superhero history as the film mustered another $51.3m in the arduous climb towards break-even.

STX

STX interview: president Sophie Watts on David Kosse's arrival and European distribution plans

2-Apr-2016 | By Matt Mueller

STX president expects Kosse to have a team of at least 24 staff in place by mid-2017; UK and international distribution plans underway.

Film4

UK industry react to David Kosse's departure from Film4

2-Apr-2016 | By

Screen canvassed the UK industry for reaction to the surprise news.

Film4

Channel 4, David Kosse comment on exec's departure

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Broadcaster “will be announcing successor imminently”; Screen understands from multiple sources that Daniel Battsek is front-runner for the job.

David Kosse

Film4 head David Kosse steps down to join STX Entertainment

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

In shock move, Film4 head departs UK broadcaster after 18 months to join STX Entertainment.

Holliday Grainger Max Irons

Holliday Grainger, Max Irons join Jane Austen adaptation 'Sanditon'

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Riot Club duo join Charlotte Rampling in upcoming comedy sold by Goldcrest.

Daniel Burman

Daniel Burman's TV debut 'Supermax' heads to MIPTV ahead of shoot

1-Apr-2016 | By

Globo’s first production targeted exclusively at the Latin American market will be overseen by acclaimed Argentinian director Burman [pictured].

52 Tuesdays

Filmmaker co-operative The Vipers Nest rebrands

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Co-operative whose alumni include Corin Hardy and Rachel Dargavel rebrands as UK courses company run by former Salt MD Samantha Horley.

Frontieres market

Frontières: 'Amsterdam Gothic' attracts Belgian co-pro partner

1-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Second feature from The Pool director to be co-produced by Potemkino.

Aldabra Once Upon an Island

3D family-adventure 'Aldabra' inks sales, distribution deals

1-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

EXCLUSIVE: Aldabra: Once Upon An Island will have two market screenings at Cannes following its domestic release in the Czech Republic.

'Batman v Superman' hits $530m worldwide

1-Apr-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ spring tentpole has surged to an estimated $329.1m by Thursday and $201.3m in North America.

Annica Bellander

Bellander leaves Tre Vanner for StellaNova

1-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The production exec was most recently a producer on Swedish box office hit A Man Called Ove.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright in talks to join 'Blade Runner' sequel

31-Mar-2016 | By

The star of Netflix’s House Of Cards is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi project.

The Queen Of Spain

Myriad acquires world rights to 'The Queen Of Spain'

31-Mar-2016 | By

Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce Cannes buyers to the upcoming drama from Fernando Trueba starring Penelope Cruz.

Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

BOND/360 moves into international sales

31-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor is broadening its remit with the acquisition of worldwide rights to Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story.

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Screening Room heads to CinemaCon

31-Mar-2016 | By

In a ticket that will be hotter than Disney’s screening of Captain America: Civil War, Sean Parker’s business partner Prem Akkaraju will reportedly travel to the Las Vegas convention next month to present the controversial distribution model to the industry.

Cell

Distribution: Saban picks up 'Cell', Kino Lorber finds 'Hieronymus Bosch'

31-Mar-2016 | By

Saban Films has acquired US rights to sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman.

Julio Hernández Cordó

Panama fest unveils Primera Mirada jury

31-Mar-2016 | By

IFF Panama’s first-look sidebar for central American and Caribbean projects awards grants for market visibility and completion of features in post.

2016 Indian Film Festival of LA unveils juries

31-Mar-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has announced the juries and additional programming for the upcoming 14th edition, which runs April 6-10 in Hollywood.

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam’s 'Don Quixote' gears up for September shoot

31-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Shoot is due to take place in Spain and Portugal on long-gestating project, now joined by producer Paulo Branco.

Rachel Wesiz Sam Claflin

Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin set for 'My Cousin Rachel' shoot

31-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Roger Michell’s adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel will shoot in England and Italy.

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Nelleke Driessen to leave Fortissimo

31-Mar-2016 | By

Driessen has been involved with the sales company since it was founded in the early 90s, and has been MD since 2004.

Slack Bay

First English-language trailer for 'Slack Bay' starring Juliette Binoche

31-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento releases English-subtitled trailer for Bruno Dumont’s quirky period-whodunnit, starring Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

Can Evrenol

'Baskin' director talks first English-language horror 'Housewife'

31-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Turkish film-maker Can Evrenol introduced the tale about “madness and paranoia” during Frontières at BIFFF.

Jean Mizrahi

Ymagis CEO talks rebrand, VPF future, Brexit

31-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jean Mizrahi discusses dividing the business into two distinct brands, Eclair and CinemaNext, and the future of the European market.

Faye Marsay Joe Alwyn Adelayo Adedayo Charlie Heaton

Screen opens submissions for Stars of Tomorrow 2016

31-Mar-2016 | By Screen staff

The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.

Bloodsuckers

Frontières: genre highlights at BIFFF

31-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

‘Intelligent’ mosquitoes and slacker demons were lurking at the third European edition of the genre film market in Brussels.

 Jon Bourdillon

Signature promotes Jon Bourdillon

31-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

UK indie distributor promotes Jon Bourdillon to COO, while founder Marc Goldberg takes on a new title as CEO.

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV

Sean Bean, Lena Headey to voice Final Fantasy CGI feature

31-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be available to stream and download ahead of the release of the latest instalment in the popular game franchise.

The Light Between Oceans

Michael Fassbender-Alicia Vikander drama sells to Russia

31-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between The Oceans sells to Arthouse, which also buys Jesse Owens biopic Race.

Kevin Bacon

US briefs: Kevin Bacon joins 'Patriots Day'

31-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Lonsgate, Kevin Hart partner on OTT platform; FilmRise acquires Harry & Snowman; and more

Appian Way, Paramount sign first-look deal

30-Mar-2016 | By

Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has closed a three-year deal with the studio, effective immediately.

Kyle Davies

Kyle Davies to lead domestic distribution at Paramount

30-Mar-2016 | By

Davies is returning to the studio as president of domestic distribution and fills the seat vacated by Don Harris last summer.

Finding Dory

US briefs: Idris Elba, Diane Keaton among 'Finding Dory' voice cast

30-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Tribeca Interactive roster unveiled; IFP Film Week moves to Brooklyn; Cinema Libre to distribute Vaxxed; and more…

'Batman v Superman' hits $500m at global box office

30-Mar-2016 | By

The Warner Bros and DC Entertainment tentpole added an estimated $32.9m on Tuesday to reach $501.9m worldwide.

Jonathan Helfgot

Jonathan Helfgot named Open Road marketing head

30-Mar-2016 | By

The executive arrives from original and branded content creator Rec Room and replaces the outgoing chief marketing officer Jason Cassidy.

Matthew Gledhill

Studiocanal adds production exec, expands role of UK CEO Danny Perkins

30-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

One World Films exec joins Studiocanal, which announces expanded production role for UK CEO Danny Perkins.

Elia Suleiman

Sarajevo: Elia Suleiman named jury president

30-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Palme d’Or-nominated director to head Competition jury at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Benedict Cumberbatch boards Buddhism doc

30-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Benedict Cumberbatch will narrate Marc J Francis and Max Pugh’s feature documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh.

Summertime La Belle Saison

BFI Flare reports 9% audience boost

30-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

LGBT festival also sees industry and filmmaker delegate numbers double.

Wolf Hall

Mark Rylance, Idris Elba secure BAFTA TV nods

30-Mar-2016 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Wolf Hall leads the nominations with four nods.

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'Wednesday 04.45' sweeps Greece's Iris Awards

30-Mar-2016 | By

Alexis Alexiou’s neo-noir drama triumphed at an event dominated by the refugee crisis, with honorary award recipient Vanesa Redgrave speaking out against border policies.

The Children Of Willesden Lane

BBC Films plots 'The Children of Willesden Lane' adaptation

30-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Robert Shapiro will produce the story of a Jewish piano prodigy who narrowly escapes Nazi-occupied Vienna during the Second World War.

Belly Of The Bulldog

Ben Wheatley exec'd thriller secures UK deal

30-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal secured for Nick Gillespie’s psychological thriller Belly Of The Bulldog.

Born To Be Blue

Jeonju to open with Chet Baker drama 'Born To Be Blue'

30-Mar-2016 | By

The independent and alternative cinema showcase (Apr 28 - May 7) will have the world premiere of Choi Seung-ho’s controversial Spy Nation.

Nobody Wants the Night

Spain: women in only 26% of key production posts, says report

30-Mar-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

A diversity report also highlights that male directors of narrative features outnumber women directors by more than 5:1.

Monsieur Chocolat

'Monsieur Chocolat' to open COLCOA

29-Mar-2016 | By

The Franco-American Cultural Fund on Tuesday announced the line-up for the 20th anniversary edition of the French film festival set to run in Hollywood from April 18-26.

Jessica Lacy

ICM Partners expands practice

29-Mar-2016 | By

Head of international and independent film Jessica Lacy is among a group of nine agents in Los Angeles and New York who have been promoted to partner.

Dick Cook

Dick Cook Studios, Film Carnival sign $500m deal

29-Mar-2016 | By

Days after ScreenDaily reported from the China-US Motion Picture Summit that Dick Cook Studios (DCS) was in talks with additional Asian investors including Film Carnival, the former Disney chairman has closed a half-billion slate financing deal with the Chinese company.

Michelle Monaghan

US Briefs: Michelle Monaghan joins 'Patriots Day'

29-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Patty Duke RIP; Lionsgate to screen Now You See Me 2 at CinemaCon; and more…

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves joins 'To The Bone'

29-Mar-2016 | By

The star has joined Lily Collins on Marti Noxon’s feature directorial debut as shooting is scheduled to get underway this week in Los Angeles.

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Download the March/April 2016 edition of Screen International here including a focus on Brexit, Film4 and VPFs; profiles of SquareOne, Hanway and Gianfranco Rosi; previews of MIPTV, CinemaCon and AFCI Locations; a territory focus on Spain; and a training special.

Skydance raises $700m in funding round

29-Mar-2016 | By

David Ellison’s production and financing company, whose credits include, has secured a new raft of financing for film and TV production.

Brand New Testament

Music Box acquires 'The Brand New Testament'

29-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from Le Pacte to Jaco Van Dormael’s Belgian ensemble and Golden Globe foreign language nominee.

Our Kind Of Traitor

San Francisco Int'l Film Festival unveils roster

29-Mar-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

World premieres of Susanna White’s Our Kind Of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis and Escapes by Michael Almereyda will screen at the 59th edition of the festival, set to run from April 21-May 5.

Jonathan Gross

VSC rebrands as Unobstructed View Inc

29-Mar-2016 | By

Jonathan Gross, the president of the Canadian distributor, announced the rebrand on Tuesday 23 years after launching the company.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman v Superman' posts record-breaking $20.8m UK bow

29-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ epic battle achieves biggest ever Fri-Sun result for a superhero film.

Sparrows

'Sparrows' scoops Prague Grand Prix

29-Mar-2016 | By

Prague International Film Festival’s primary award went to Iceland for the second year running.

Cafe Society

Woody Allen's 'Café Society' to open Cannes Film Festival

29-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Period romance stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman v Superman' storms China box office

29-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warner Bros’ scores local record while Zootopia nears $200m and The Revenant passes $50m.

Take Me Home

Thai horror 'Take Me Home' travels to SE Asia

29-Mar-2016 | By

Thailand’s M Pictures has closed a string of sales on horror film Take Me Home, directed by Kongkiat Khomsiri, which it launched at Hong Kong’s Filmart earlier this month.

Aki Kaurismaki

Cannes Directors' Fortnight to fete Aki Kaurismaki

29-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Finnish director to receive Carrosse d’Or from French Film Directors Guild.

CineLink

Sarajevo: first six projects selected for CineLink co-pro market

29-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Turkey’s Tolga Karacelik, whose Ivy was at Sundance at Toronto last year, among those to bring new features to CineLink.

Secret Cinema X presents Victoria

Second Secret Cinema X revealed as 'Victoria'

29-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sebastian Schipper’s Berlin Silver Bear winner screened at London’s Ministry of Sound.

Gina Rodriguez

US briefs: CinemaCon honour for 'Jane The Virgin' star

29-Mar-2016 | By

Gina Rodriguez will receive the CinemaCon Female Star Of Tomorrow Award at the Las Vegas convention on April 14.

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Vice buys stake in Pulse Films

29-Mar-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Vice Media has acquired a majority stake in The Witch producer Pulse Films.

Zootopia

'Zootopia', 'Star Wars' drive Disney $1bn feat

28-Mar-2016 | By

Further details have emerged on the key performers behind the studio’s recent $1bn international box office accomplishment.

Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia

Georgia Governor vetoes controversial anti-LGBT bill

28-Mar-2016 | By

Critics have hailed a decision by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to block a religious liberty bill that they claimed would have discriminated against the LGBT community.

Grand Epoch City

China-US Summit talks China co-pro, export blues

28-Mar-2016 | By

China’s domestic box office may be booming – and Chinese finance flowing into Hollywood movies – but speakers at the China-US Motion Picture Summit (March 25) discussed how successful Chinese co-productions and film exports remain scarce.

David Greenbaum, Fox Searchlight

Duo to head Fox Searchlight production

28-Mar-2016 | By

Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum (black and white portrait) have been named co-heads of production, effective immediately, and take over the role formerly held by president of production Claudia Lewis.

Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson to run production, acquisitions for Mark Gordon

28-Mar-2016 | By

The producer and executive has been named head of film production and acquisitions at The Mark Gordon Company.

Robert De Niro

Tribeca Film Festival drops 'Vaxxed' from schedule

28-Mar-2016 | By

Festival co-founder Robert De Niro on Saturday pulled Andrew Wakefield’s documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe amid a backlash over the veracity of its claims.

Disney to screen 'Civil War' at CinemaCon

28-Mar-2016 | By

Studio executives have set an industry screening of the much anticipated superhero tentpole on April 13 at the Las Vegas convention.

'Batman v Superman' grosses $469m worldwide

27-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 29 UPDATE: The DC Entertainment tentpole added $46m worldwide on Monday to reach $468.6m worldwide and $287.5m internationlaly and $181.1m in North America as the studio revised its weekend take to $256.5m internationally and $422.6m worldwide.

'Batman V Superman' storms North America on $166m

27-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros opened the DC Entertainment vaults and reaped the rewards as the sixth biggest domestic debut in history fuelled a $420m worldwide haul.

Dick Cook

Dick Cook in talks for further Chinese, Malaysian financing

26-Mar-2016 | By

Former Disney chairman Dick Cook’s new venture is in talks with further Chinese investors, including Film Carnival, and Malaysian fund Khazanah, it emerged during the China-US Motion Picture Summit, hosted by Cook’s lead investor CITIC Guoan.

Lee Daniels

Hollywood broadens focus in war on anti-gay laws

25-Mar-2016 | By

UPDATE: As Georgia remained front of mind in Hollywood on Thursday and the Weinsteins threatened to find another state in which to shoot Lee Daniels’ upcoming Richard Pryor film in opposition to an anti-gay bill, the focus has broadened to include North Carolina.

The Dresser

US briefs: Starz sets 'The Dresser' premiere date

25-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Tribeca unveils Sloan screenwriting winner; and more…

Michael Mayer

Álvaro Rodriguez, Michael Mayer to adapt 'Tu, Mio'

25-Mar-2016 | By

Machete writer Rodriguez and writer-director Mayer have signed on to adapt Erri De Luca’s Italian bestseller.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman V Superman' hits $93m worldwide

25-Mar-2016 | By

UPDATE: Warner Bros’ DC Entertainment tentpole has raced to at least $65.2m from its first three international days and took $27.7m from Thursday night screenings in North America for an early $92.9m worldwide.

Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling dead at 66

24-Mar-2016 | By

The absurdist comedian has died from unknown causes after paramedics in Los Angeles responded to a medical emergency and took him to hospital where he died.

Saban Films acquires '31'

24-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Rob Zombie’s horror film that premiered recently in Sundance.

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MIPTV, Cannes beef up security in wake of attacks

24-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MIPTV organiser says security is “top priority” for TV and digital content market, taking place April 4-7 in Cannes.

Me And Orson Welles

Christian McKay to make directorial debut with 'Provenance'

24-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Me And Orson Welles star to co-direct with Ben Hecking.

Frank Marshall

US briefs: Frank Marshall in special CinemaCon honour

24-Mar-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: FilmBuff picks up US rights to ‘We The People’; Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer join ‘Howard Lovecraft’; and more…

Brussels

Matthias Schoenaerts, Erik Van Looy thrillers to press on with Brussels shoots

24-Mar-2016 | By

Belgian thriller The Prime Minister, about a terrorist plot to kidnap the US president, is currently filming in and around Brussels.

The Falling

BFI inks content deal with Chinese VOD giant

24-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

iQIYI, which reports 10m subs, will host a curated selection of titles from the BFI London Film Festival.

George Clooney

George Clooney, Michael Keaton titles secure Benelux deals

24-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Suburbicon and The Founder among marquee deals for The Searchers.

Becoming Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic doc scores Euro deals

24-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals on Becoming Zlatan include Studiocanal for UK, Bac for France and Alamode for Germany.

Moscow Premiere Festival

Russian cinemas to close deal for market's largest cinema chain

24-Mar-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

The merger between Cinema Park and Formula Kino could be in the range of $200-250m, according to sources.

Ed Vaizey

Government highlights diversity and access in Culture White Paper

24-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Culture White Paper is the first of its kind to be launched in 50 years, said the Government; £40m Discover England fund to launch this year.

Calimero

Gaumont expands US operation with animation hires

24-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian have joined the French major.

Sing Street

Gaga moves into animation, unveils 2016 slate

24-Mar-2016 | By

The Japanese distributor will release Gods Of Egypt and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies in September.

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BBFC delegates advertising classification to CAA

24-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

New classification structure for cinema adverts to be implemented on March 31.

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Hollywood weighs in on anti-gay bill

23-Mar-2016 | By

Disney and its wholly-owned Marvel Studios have spoken out against a religious liberty bill in the state of Georgia.

Lake Bell

'What’s the Point?' to shoot in April

23-Mar-2016 | By

Lake Bell is preparing to commence principal photography in Los Angeles on her directorial follow-up to award-winning Sundance 2013 selection In A World…

Edgar Ramirez

'Land And Shade', 'From Afar' to screen at IFF Panama 2016

23-Mar-2016 | By

Lorenzo Vigas’ Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar and César Augusto Acevedo’s Cannes Critics Week France 4 Visionary Award winner Land And Shade will screen at the  International Film Festival of Panama.

Ken Howard

SAG-AFTRA head Ken Howard dead at 71

23-Mar-2016 | By

The former star of TV whose acting career highlights included Tony and Primetime Emmy wins, has died in his home near Los Angeles.

Creative England head of film steps down

23-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Challenges mount at UK funding agency as Caroline Cooper Charles hands in notice.

The Bomb

'The Bomb' to premiere at Tribeca

23-Mar-2016 | By

The multimedia installation by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser is among additions to Tribeca Film Festival’s (TFF) experiential line-up announced by organisers on Wednesday.

The Trace

Cannes: The Producers Network to showcase Brazilian, Palestinian projects

23-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian hybrid work Ghost Hunting and Brazil’s The Trace [pictured] among works to be presented.

AzMarie Livingston

'Empire' actress AzMarie Livingston joins 'Almost Amazing'

23-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Torrei Hart, Simone Shepherd, Aeriel Miranda also among cast of US comedy-romance; production reveals footage.

Josh O Connor and Alec Secareanu in Gods Own Country

'God's Own Country' cast revealed as shoot begins

23-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Boardwalk Empire’s Ian Hart and Sense and Sensibility’s Gemma Jones join rising stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu.

Odeon Swiss Cottage

Odeon & UCI reports 20% revenue rise in 2015

23-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The European cinema group upped its market share across its European territories to 19.4%.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

Damian Jones signs first-look deal with Fox Searchlight

23-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British producer most recently worked on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

The Revenant

Taiwan’s Catchplay launches VOD platform

23-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has partnered with StarHub and Telkom Indonesia to roll out the new service in Q2 2016.

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Warner Bros. does not 'yield to terror' for 'Batman v Superman' London premiere

22-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Director Zack Snyder holds moment of silence as red carpet press line cancelled.

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Brussels film festival to go ahead

22-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival had been in doubt following terror attacks in the Belgian capital.

Sean Parker

Screening Room proposal sparks global piracy fears

22-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The impact of Sean Parker’s proposed first-run service would drastically increase the threat of global piracy and accelerate the decline of distribution windows everywhere, according to experts.

Zootopia

'Zootopia' biggest animated film in China

22-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Zootopia beat Kung Fu Panda 3 to become the biggest animated film in China, while The Revenant opened second.

The Bandit

US Briefs: 'Love & Friendship' to open San Francisco Int'l Film Festival

22-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Warner Bros dates Annabelle 2, Untitled event movie; FilmRise acquires The Bad Kids

Zootopia

'Zootopia' hits $600m worldwide

22-Mar-2016 | By

Disney’s family hit added $9.4m at the global box office on Monday to cross the milestone.

Valerie Donzelli

Cannes: Valérie Donzelli to head Critics' Week jury

22-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Jurors include Alice Winocour, Nadav Lapid, David Robert Mitchell and Santiago Mitre.

Dont be Bad

'Don’t Be Bad', 'They Call Me Jeeg' lead Italy's Donatello nominations

22-Mar-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth received fourteen nominations while Matteo Garrone’s Tale Of Tales received twelve and Berlin-winner Fuocoammare received four.

The Mermaid

CTE lands 'Mermaid' pay-TV rights

22-Mar-2016 | By

Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has acquired exclusive pay-TV rights to Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid for its channels in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore.

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Refugee crisis highlighted at Thessaloniki doc festival

22-Mar-2016 | By

The refugee crisis, the departure of festival director Dimitri Eipides and the appointment of a new general director dominated the 18th Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival.

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Brussels attacks prompt festival doubts

22-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival faces an uncertain future following a series of terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital.

Arno Camenisch

'Northmen - A Viking Saga' producers option novel 'The Break'

22-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Based on Swiss author Arno Camenisch’s [pictured] novel, the comedy is slated to shoot in 2017.

Gwendoline Christie

'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie joins 'Top Of The Lake' second series

22-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Game Of Thrones actress will star alongside the returning Elisabeth Moss, with filming now underway in Australia.

Cannes

Cannes: who's in the running?

21-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Screen rounds up the films from across the globe that could launch at Cannes…

Creative England

Creative England responds to concerns over cuts

21-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Creative industries agency taps into reserve to ensure effective delivery of services.

Zootopia

'Zootopia' retains control in North America on $37.2m

21-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 21 UPDATE: Disney’s latest animation smash crossed $200m in North America thanks to a confirmed $37.2m number one hold.

Andea Arnold

JJ Abrams, Andrea Arnold in Tribeca Talks series

21-Mar-2016 | By

Top brass at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival have unveiled the participants in the on-stage conversation series.

Secret Cinema Dr Strangelove

Secret Cinema’s 'Dr Strangelove' closes with $1.8m box office

21-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Kubrick classic staged over 24 nights.

Adam Sandler

Netflix sets release date for 'The Do-Over'

21-Mar-2016 | By

Adam Sandler’s second feature in the actor’s exclusive deal will premiere on the streaming service worldwide on May 27.

Thomas Kretschmann

'Jungle' cast takes shape for Arclight Films

21-Mar-2016 | By

Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, and Yasmin Kassim will join Daniel Radcliffe on the thriller.

Ip Man 3

'Ip Man 3' distributor has licence suspended for box office fraud

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The company admitted fabricating more than 7,600 screenings of the film, amounting to $8.6m in fraudulent receipts.

Busan protest

Korean industry threaten Busan boycott

21-Mar-2016 | By

Committee of nine major film organisations has issued a set of demands to ensure the festival’s independence.

El Invierno

'The Winter' triumphs at Toulouse’s 2016 Films In Progress

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Emiliano Torres’ Argentinian western took the two top prizes at the works-in-progress event.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' retains UK lead

21-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane lands second with $2.3m (£1.6m) from its 488 sites.

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Cannes 2016 poster shows 'Contempt'

21-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

This year’s Cannes Film Festival poster uses stills from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film.

John Boyega triumphs at Screen Nation awards

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Star Wars actor took home the best actor prize, but stepped into a social media storm following comments made in his acceptance speech.

Jan Nemec

Czech director Jan Nemec dies aged 79

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s.

Zhaleika

Women filmmakers triumph in Sofia

21-Mar-2016 | By

Elitsa Petkova received the Bulgarian festival’s Grand Prix for her feature debut Zhaleika [pictured].

Pristina

Prishtina expands industry programme

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

As part of the festival’s industry forum, the Prishtina Rendezvous will focus on distributors and sales agent.

Susan Sarandon

North American briefs: Susan Sarandon in CinemaCon honour

21-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Gravitas Ventures acquires My Father’s Vietnam; and more…

Cannes Village International

Israel to open contentious second Cannes stand

21-Mar-2016 | By Edna Fainaru

Culture Ministry funds new stand with aim to increase Israeli presence at the festival.

Zootropia

'Zootopia' in $106m global weekend

20-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The family hit added $68.4m from 49 territories in its sixth weekend for $392.3m and stands at $593.5m worldwide.

Loving Vincent

CMG scores 'Loving Vincent' sales

20-Mar-2016 | By

Edward Noeltner’s sales title about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh has proved a popular draw among buyers.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'Star Wars' wins five at Empire Awards

20-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Posthumous Empire Legend award for Alan Rickman; Matt Damon collects Best Actor award and Best Actress goes to Alicia Vikander

Transpecos

'Transpecos', 'Tower' among SXSW audience award winners

19-Mar-2016 | By

Greg Kwedar’s Transpecos won the Narrative feature competition audience award and Keith Maitland’s Tower the documentary prize on Saturday night.

Kino Lorber acquires 'The Tenth Man'

18-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from FilmSharks to Daniel Burman’s recent Panorama opening night selection in Berlin.

Taxi Driver

Tribeca to host 'Taxi Driver' 40th anniversary screening

18-Mar-2016 | By

Martin Scorsese will join Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader for a post-screening conversation.

Naomi Watts

Jessica Lange, Naomi Watts to star in 'Doll'

18-Mar-2016 | By

Indigenous Media, the media company launched by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet, will produce the adaptation of Jean Nathan’s book, The Secret Life Of The Lonely Doll.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

UK-made films account for 26% of global market, reports BFI

18-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

UK-filmed features generated more than $9.4 billion at the global box office in 2015.

Jack Lowden Morrissey

Jack Lowden to play Morrissey in biopic

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The War And Peace star will lead Steven, from writer-director Mark Gill.

Sean Parker

UK Cinema Association condemns Screening Room proposal

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The organisations said the idea presented a “massive risk to the future prosperity” of the film industry.

Best actor Lee Byung-hun and Best actress Shu Qi

'The Assassin' sweeps Asian Film Awards

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s period drama took eight awards including best film, best director and best actress.

Greg Wise Alice Sykes

Greg Wise, Alice Sykes join 'After Louise'

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Pair will star in road comedy from UK production outfit Scoop Films.

Hard Tide

Metrodome moves on 'Hard Tide'

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama premiered at Raindance in 2015.

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'Batman v Superman' tops buzz chart

18-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Upcoming superhero film had three times more social media buzz than Zootropolis in the past week.

OM City

Tribeca unveils first Digital Creators programme

17-Mar-2016 | By

Tribeca Film Festival director Genna Terranova on Thursday unveiled an inaugural market and screening series geared towards showcasing digital and online work and connecting creators with buyers, producers and agents.

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