A trio of high-profile Chinese film executives discussed the reasons why the Chinese and Japanese film industries are not regular collaborators at the Japan Content Showcase (JCS) on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles company will introduce international sales next week on Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic.
EXCLUSIVE: DDI boards rom-com starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners.
The company has joined Scott Free Productions on the previously untitled project starring Charlie Hunnam and Léa Seydoux and will commence international sales at the Santa Monica market next week.
The actress will play the lead in the thriller which the Los Angeles-based company will finance and introduce to worldwide buyers next week.
Mark Forster’s recent Toronto world premiere starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke has found its US home.
Pathé has set a spring 2017 start date for principal photography on DJ Films production from director Andrew Haigh.
The Santa Monica-based sales, production and financing company has boarded international rights to Mushroom Pictures’ coming-of-age horror film following its world premiere in Venice Horizons.
Walt Disney Animation Studios and EuropaCorp have landed for awards season and will play in Special Screenings at the Los Angeles festival’s 30th anniversary edition.
EXCLUSIVE: IMAX and Vue International are partnering on a second IMAX theatre following the commercial success of Copenhagen venue.
Speaking at Mumbai Film Festival, where he’s receiving the Excellence In Cinema Award, director Jia Zhangke reveals plans for China’s new arthouse circuit and details of his new company Fabula.
Pre-production will begin in January 2017 on the animated sequel, again directed by Richard Starzak.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in AFM-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.
Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe jostled for the spotlight with Meryl Streep at the opening night of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.
Cornerstone will commence sales of the feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss’s acclaimed documentary The Kill Team at AFM.
Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to Tokyo competition title Shed Skin Papa.
Creative England has selected the participants for new producer initiatives aimed at developing industry outside of London.
Edge Entertainment has acquired Maria Schrader’s Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe for the Nordic region (excluding Denmark except for pay-TV rights) and the Baltics.
ECA’s Isabelle Fauchet [pictured] chairs the committee, which also includes Vue’s Johnny Carr, Picturehouse’s Marc Allenby and Cineplex’s Brad LaDouceur, among others.
Principal photography has started on the third instalment in the lucrative UK crime franchise; Carnaby to sell at AFM.
ITV is to make 120 jobs redundant across its business to “futureproof” following Brexit.
The Dan Brown adaptation starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones has surged past the milestone after ten days.
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell live-action feature produced by Jeremy Thomas and Jean Labadie; shoot set for spring 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Global Screen to handle sales on co-pro about a failed attempt to kill Augusto Pinochet in 1986.
The producer of Dear White People (pictured) and In The Cut delivered words of encouragement in her keynote address at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles at the weekend.
The company is partnering with All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), Nippon Television and Chris and Paul Weitz’s production company Depth Of Field.
EXCLUSIVE: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team head to Santa Monica with a sales roster featuring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel, among others.
CEO Brian O’Shea announced the new signing on Monday ahead of next week’s AFM in Santa Monica.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at feature starring Michael Socha, Georgia Groome; Matt Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith produce; Dexter Fletcher among cameos.
EXCLUSIVE: UK charity and former festival teams with Verve to release Jane Linfoot drama.
Netflix’s Stranger Things actress joins Joey King in Broad Green Pictures production; Mister Smith to sell at AFM.
Paramount’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back shoots to non-final $3.28m (£2.68m) bow from 518 sites.
Cristi Puiu’s Romanian drama won the Gold Hugo for best film in International Feature Competition as the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival wrapped at the weekend.
Festival’s Mix Programme $65,000 production grant was awarded to Rony and Riyad.
Experts on MIA/Europa Distribution panel also discussed the importance of territoriality in European deals and need for diversification to mitigate risk.
Crime-thriller Resurrection takes down Operation Mekong; Heartfall Arises opens in third.
The Irish Film Board backs production funding for the directoral debut from the Intermission and Boy A writer.
Gary Alazraki’s new feature finds international sales and co-production partner at Rome’s MIA market.
Jury led by Jeremy Thomas awards Terence Davies title with top award.
OCTOBER 24 UPDATE: Sony’s Inferno will soon cross the $100m mark at the overseas box office.
OCTOBER 24 UPDATE: The first film to be produced and fully financed by A24 delivered a timely opening weekend heading into awards season as Lionsgate’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ruled the session on a confirmed $28.5m.
UPDATE: AT&T clarified in a Securities And Exchange Commission filing on Monday that it was pursuing Time Warner and not the cable operator Time Warner Cable.
The distributor has picked up North American rights to Snoot Entertainment’s horror film following the recent premiere in Tor
Sierra/Affinity to handle sales at AFM on Craig Gillespie drama-biopic I, Tonya.
Sony Pictures International Productions said on Friday it has agreed to a multi-year development deal with the Mexico and Los Angeles-based filmmakers.
Curzon boss talks admissions, Soho venue and Netflix collaboration during Screen Exhibitors’ Forum.
Streep talked Michael Cimino, writing her own lines and a British obsession with class during a Rome masterclass.
Screen Pitch competition line-up; Queen Of Spades opens Main Competition.
Panel considered Brexit through the lens of independent cinema.
Inferno still receiving a lot of online attention this week.
Fox Searchlight’s big awards season contender will screen at the festival on November 14.
EXCLUSIVE: Central Partnership announces South America deals for their 2016 disaster movie, The Crew.
Hiddleston to voice the villainous Lord Nooth in next Aardman/Studiocanal collaboration.
Book series about warring cats to be developed as kids movie franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: China Film Archive set to distribute both foreign and local arthouse titles through new theatrical circuit that creates a long-awaited third channel for imported films.
Disney wins Distributor Of The Year; Fox and Picturehouse each take home four awards.
Industry analyst Lucy Jones spoke about the UK box office at the Screen Exhibitors’ Forum in London.
Writer and creator Shonda Rhimes looks back at career; maverick showrunner Adi Hasak; MIPCOM posts record attendance.
Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel have announced the second annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program to support new and emerging US-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films.
Damien Chazelle’s lauded romantic musical will screen at the festival on November 15.
Kenneth Lonergan’s drama declared its awards season credentials on Thursday with four nods for the 26th annual IFP Gotham Awards.
Cornerstone boards drama based on Sylvia Plath’s classic.
The distributor has picked up North American rights from CAA to the western-thriller starring Dakota Fanning and Kit Harrington.
Upcoming exclusive titles include LFF title Dearest Sister and French series Beyond The Walls.
Dubai Film Festival initiative is aimed at private financiers looking to invest in the film industry.
Multi-picture worldwide agreement includes notable 2017 titles Kong: Skull Island and The LEGO Batman Movie.
Exclusive networking event will include production case studies and Q&As with local film commissions.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Organic managing director launches PR company with entertainment focus.
Heading into the AFM, Alex Walton has brought on the highly regarded executive as president of international sales and distribution.
The company will finance with Insurgent Media, 20th Century Fox and Chimney Pot the sensational story of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
Director’s RVK Studios, producer of TV series Trapped, buys space outside Reykjavik as potential home for local and foreign shoots.
Shoot due to get underway on October 31; Embankment handles sales.
Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar contender and Amat Escalante’s latest film will feature among the festival’s World Cinema selection.
EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Xavier Dolan collaborator Antoine Olivier Pilon has just opened in French-speaking Canada to strong reviews and box office.
EXCLUSIVE: Big budget, 4K recording captured performance of sell-out production at Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera last May.
America To Me, capturing life at a top Chicago high school championing diversity, is Participant Media’s first unscripted series.
The Chinese consumer electronics company kicked off its US consumer business in San Francisco on Wednesday.
Plus: NATO announces Q3 average US ticket price; Samuel Goldwyn picks up 100 Streets; and more…
Paul Hanson’s Los Angeles-based company has hired double Oscar-winning effects ace Paul Franklin to direct the first film greenlit under the partnership with Broken Road Productions.
The documentary filmmaker used social media on Tuesday to promote his latest film about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
UPDATE: ZDF Enterprises, Fisher King, BeIN and Netflix deals; FMI acquires War Child doc sales rights.
Canadian actor talks Designated Survivor, rise of TV and how he nearly turned down 24
EXCLUSIVE: The 22-year-old Dutch rising talent was a Shooting Star Award selection at the 2015 Berlinale.
The former London’s Former Film Commissioner has joined the newly created Vancouver Film & Media Centre and will be tasked with raising the profile of the third largest production hub in North America.
AFI FEST top brass unveiled on Tuesday the New Auteurs, Shorts, American Independents and Midnight sections.
EXCLUSIVE: The festival presented by Bunyik Entertainment will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution when it runs in Santa Monica at the Laemmle Monica Film Center from October 21-27.
Ireland’s largest and leading studio, which housed Oscar winner Braveheart, is now up for sale.
Principal photography for Studiocanal and David Heyman’s Paddington sequel is now underway for a November 10, 2017 UK release.
EXCLUSIVE: Shoot underway on crowd-funded feature starring Game Of Thrones’ Brenock O’Connor, Alan Davies, Martine McCutcheon and Adam Deacon.
The Los Angeles-based family and faith-based content provider is in Cannes talking to international buyers on a trio of new series.
Elizabeth director to preside over IFFAM, China.
The 27th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 9 - 20) will present 200 films from 70 countries.
Series among trio of new original shows announced by YouTube at MIPCOM Keynote.
EXCLUSIVE: Juho Kuosmanen is plotting a silent film based on the 1907 slapstick comedy.
OCTOBER 17 UPDATE: Seven years after Angels & Demons, the Tom Hanks and Ron Howard reunion delivered an estimated $50m from 53 markets via Sony ahead of the October 28 North American release.
The Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday the year-to-date has already delivered a company record $3.5664bn at the international box office.
UPDATE: Dalian Wanda chairman Wang Jianlin on Monday evening announced what has been called “China’s first internationally competitive incentives programme” and unveiled further details of the Wanda Studios Qingdao project as part of an $8.2bn complex under construction in China.
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based distributor is in Cannes meeting potential partners about a range of distribution opportunities that go beyond its traditional and ongoing North American operations.
Paramount sources announced the development on Monday ahead of next month’s release of the WWII romantic thriller starring Brat Pitt and Marion Cotillard.
UPDATE: Andrew Davies tribute, Beta, Studiocanal deals; The Halcyon, Mata Hari set the tone for market awash with high-end drama.
Universal’s Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance records the biggest-ever debut for an event cinema release.
The streaming giant on Monday reported that global members increased by 3.6m in the third quarter, sending shares up after hours by 20% from $19.75 to $119.67.
Operation Mekong leads again, nears $150m; BFG opens in third.
EXCLUSIVE: KFD will represent Little Princess & The Legend of Blue Foot for international sales and distribute in the UK.
Current head of film at BRITDOC appointed to executive role.
EXCLUSIVE: Fifth edition to host actors including Danny DeVito and will open with El Destierro; Oasis doc to get special screening.
“I’ll let myself be surprised, as my good friend Michael Haneke would say,” says French actress about Oscar prospects.
Raoul Peck’s feature doc about writer James Baldwin scored an audience award in Toronto.
First edition of pan-European online festival is a joint initiative between Arte and Festival Scope.
Warner Bros’ Ben Affleck thriller stormed to the top of the charts on a confirmed $24.7m as Universal’s comedy tour film Kevin Hart: What Now? debuted at number three on $11.8m.
Plus: Robert De Niro in line for FSLC Chaplin Award; and more…
Felipe Sholl’s feature directorial debut earned top honours as the 18th edition of the Rio Film Festival concluded on Sunday night by honouring new voices of Brazilian cinema.
The 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped on Saturday with its New Currents Award going to two Chinese debut features - Wang Xuebo’s The Knife In The Clear Water and Zang Qiwu’s The Donor.
LFF Awards winners include Kelly Reichardt; audience attendance increases 18% from 2015 to record-breaking 184,700.
The awards prospect starring Robert De Niro will receive its world premiere as a special screening on November 11.
EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Little has picked up worldwide sales rights to the dystopian drama by husband-and-wife team Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel ahead of its international premiere at Tallinn Black Nights next month.
Film Independent announced the promotion on Friday.
Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho are reportedly on a blacklist created by president Park Geun-hye’s office denying them government support.
EXCLUSIVE: Heading into the market, Los Angeles-based Cinedigm has expanded its relationship with Rooster Teeth to encompass international sales on a trio of titles.
EXCLUSIVE: Co-founder of Cineworld-owned Picturehouse to step down after more than 25 years at helm; interim MD appointed.
Distributor sets December release for whistleblower biopic.
The first series was the UK’s highest-rated foreign-language drama launch.
Coureur won the events best project pitch, while Cloduboy triumphed in the Works In Progress strand.
Industry panellists discussed the changing nature of the international film business during the NeXT Talks conference.
Toronto crime drama will screen to potential buyers at AFM following £3.7m UK run.
Close to 40 films will be presented at the inaugural edition of the Russian event.
Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie also prompted online attention this week.
Fox International’s fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children starring Eva Green has wasted little time surging to $100.4m and will be the Hollywood title to beat this weekend.
JK Rowling confirmed on Thursday that the anticipated Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will unfold over five episodes.
Fox International Productions (FIP) has acquired an original serial killer screenplay from White Horse Pictures that the parties will jointly finance.
The distributor has acquired US rights to the romantic drama starring Bella Thorne based on Norihiro Koizumi’s 2006 Japanese film Taiyo No Uta.
From Birdly to Jesus VR, Screen’s editorial team pick 10 of the buzziest virtual reality experiences from the festival circuit ahead of the VR Creative Summit in December.
EXCLUSIVE: Tangerines director’s second feature is being presented as a work-in-progress at Warsaw Film Festival.
The IFB has seen its budget increased following awards success in 2016.
AFI FEST top brass will celebrate the actress and awards season contender with a tribute and centrepiece gala screening of 20th Century Women.
The parties will jointly produce a slate of pop culture and music-focused documentaries and TV series for worldwide distribution on XLrator Media’s Lifeframe documentary label.
Participant Media has acquired the digital entertainment media company founded in 2009 by actor Rainn Wilson to create provocative, uplifting programming including web series such as Kid President and The Science Of Happiness.
Sky Italia is developing high-end dramas based on the country’s football corruption scandal, the impact of the Arab Spring and Europe’s financial crisis.
UK dystopian drama starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn will have its international premiere at the festival.
Feature-length animation is based on hit TV children’s series.
Gareth Edwards directs the Star Wars spin-off.
Former head of ICM Partners London TV team to take on senior television agent role.
The line-up has been revealed for the 2016 edition of the Polish American Film Festival.
The American Society Of Cinematographers has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement.
EXCLUSIVE: Walsh will helm an adaptation of her own novel The Lemon Grove.
Duncan Jones has begun principal photography in Berlin on Netflix’s upcoming 2017 thriller.
Perkins delivered this morning’s keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market.
Finnish director Timo Vuorensola has taken to Indiegogo to fund an additional scene in forthcoming sequel Iron Sky The Coming Race.
The distributor has picked up North American rights to Scott B. Hansen’s horror film.
Heading into MIPCOM the company has appointed the executive to vice-president of alternative programming sales in a move that reflects its growing unscripted television business.
Rocket Science will work across sales, production, finance and distribution.
Martin Scorsese and Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa are the recipients of Samurai Awards at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.
British director’s Palme d’Or winning film opened the 43rd edition of the festival.
Brazilian director David Schurmann’s film was selected over Aquarius by one vote, prompting some social media protests.
After leaving his postition as editor of BBC Storyville, Fraser is launching a doc streaming platform with CEO Lawrence Elman.
The companies have inked a deal for a further five theatres across the country.
EXCLUSIVE: Dunn had been head of BFI’s video unit from 2008 after starting out at the Tartan Video label.
Eighty-five countries have submitted a film for consideration in the 60th anniversary year of the foreign language film category.
Damien Chazelle’s awards season prospect won the audience award for narrative feature as the Hamptons International Film Festival came to a close.
Amat Escalante’s The Untamed (pictured) and Andrea Arnold’s American Honey will compete for the Cinemax Award for the best competition film at the Mexican festival, set to run from November 9-13.
White Building also among winners at Busan’s Asian Film Market.
World premieres of the Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe sci-fi from SND M6 Group and Gaumont’s animation featuring Elle Fanning will screen at the Santa Monica market next month.
The Busan festival’s market offering reported a strong increase in attendees this year.
Titles join Netflix’s growing catalogue of European film fare.
Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby will shortly become the third release of 2016 to hit the £40m mark.
Bespoke virtual reality location will open in Manchester, UK, this year. IMAX CEO sees VR potential as “bigger than the market for IMAX theatres”.
Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ Portuguese drama The Ornithologist from Films Boutique.
EXCLUSIVE: Hybrid work stars singer Neneh Cherry in debut acting role.
EXCLUSIVE: Company president Keith Leopold said on Tuesday his distributor has acquired US rights to the upcoming zombie horror.
Asian Film Market’s E-IP events were bustling but uncertainty over Chinese policy dampened the usual talks about Chinese-Korean collaboration and co-investment.
New Europe Film Sales is representing the Bel-Swe-Nor-NL co-production.
The debut feature from Kenneth Mercken triumphed in a field of eight projects.
Annual celebration of French cinema unfolds at Directors Guild of America’s theaters in Hollywood.
EXCLUSIVE: Line-up includes Australian thriller The Suicide Theory and US crime film Criticsized.
EXCLUSIVE: Company also inks deals for I Am Not Your Negro and Renzo Piano.
Viacom18 Motion Pictures has signed a deal to market and distribute five Lionsgate features in India.
The Hamptons International Film Festival’s top prizes have gone to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) and US documentary The Eagle Huntress.
The DreamWorks thriller tops the chart with $24.5m while Fox Searchlight’s awards contender The Birth Of A Nation opens wide with a soft $7m.
PLUS: STX plans Bad Moms spin-off; Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations; and more…
Revered director of Katyn and The Promised Land passed away on Sunday.
McGregor was talking at a London Q&A for his directorial debut American Pastoral, with Danny Boyle hosting the event.
Alberdi, Grude, Lozinski and Koguashvili set to compete in main competition.
Operation Mekong tops $100m, becomes biggest hit over National Day week, supplanting I Belonged To You.
Stephan Elliott is directing the 1970s-set feature.
Screen International and British Council present Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner.
Lee joined Hou Hsiao-hsien and Hirokazu Kore-eda at a special talk event in Busan.
Bulgarian-Danish-French drama previously won festival awards in Locarno and Sarajevo.
Berlin’s Komplizen Film won prizes for Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts and Emin Alper’s forthcoming Sisters - Kiz Kardesler.
OCTOBER 10 UPDATE: Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children retained overseas lead with $42.5m from 77 markets for early $94.1m.
Alibaba Pictures is investing in Amblin Partners and has entered into a strategic partnership with the mini-major for co-productions, finance and distribution.
Even China’s unofficial ban on Korean content has not dampened cross border trade in entertainment IP.
Line-up for first Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab includes debut fiction film from Nontawat Numbenchapol, whose documentary #BKKY is premiering at Busan.
Project was participating in Busan’s Book to Film pitching event.
Organisation will aim to improve business dealings for the country’s importers and distributors.
PLUS: Forest Whitaker joins Black Panther; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based sales agent has picked up latest action thriller from Ringo Lam, starring Daniel Wu and Zhang Jingchu.
EXCLUSIVE: Porto stars Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away in June this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Both titles have sold to multiple territories including US and UK.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company also launches sports drama Split starring Yoo Ji-tae.
The Little Film Company has added true crime thriller Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison to its slate for next month’s American Film Market (AFM).
Panelists spotlighted freedom of movement as one of several concerns about a post-Brexit Britain.
Canada’s Bron Studios is joining forces with Tonik Productions and Get Lifted Film Co to finance and co-produce Monster, feature debut of music video and commercials director Anthony Mandler.
EXCLUSIVE: Chanya Button’s debut feature getting theatrical release in UK via Verve Pictures. Director also talks new projects.
New body to focus on preventing illegal filming during theatrical screenings.
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor adds feature animation to LFF slate that also includes Toni Erdmann and Paterson.
Long-time chief to retire early 2017, following festival’s 30th edition in October.
Read Screen International’s Haifa Film Festival supplement…
Novel adaptation narrowly beat Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine.
EXCLUSIVE: Jack Roth will star in the Joe Martin-directed feature.
PLUS: Katharine DeShaw to lead Academy Museum fundraising efforts; and more…
Fox International’s children’s fantasy has raced to an early $45.7m and executives will look to build on early promise in a second weekend that brings 20 new debuts.
Alcon Entertainment has launched Alcon Interactive and announced an initial venture with Oculus to make and distribute VR experiences based on the upcoming – and newly titled – Blade Runner 2049.
Haven Entertainment said on Thursday that shooting and archival retrieval is underway in Los Angeles on the untitled documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has picked up international sales rights to James Sadwith’s coming-of-age story starring Alex Wolff and Chris Cooper.
New BFI research reaffirms alarming diversity trends.
EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to George Mendeluk’s Ukranian genocide feature starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp.
Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston will star in the sci-fi for Mandalay Pictures and Untitled Entertainment as production gets underway this week in France.
Selma and A United Kingdom star calls for greater diversity among industry decision-makers and within film companies.
A typhoon failed to dampen the event’s opening night as anticipated protests were muted.
Business case to be developed for planned 17-acre site in Dagenham.
Rival platforms unite in €3m promotional campaign to boost lacklustre French take-up of VoD.
Lee Byung-hun (RED 2) stars as a successful fund manager who uncovers a shocking truth.
Read Screen International’s special Busan supplement here…
New facility is expected to open early next year; NFTS also partners with Mars for two £25k MA scholarships.
The six-stage, £135m TV and film production facility proposal was first submitted in May last year.
Content Media Corporation has brought its separate film and television distribution divisions under one roof.
Top brass at the International Documentary Association (IDA) have announced the honourees at its upcoming 32nd Annual Documentary Awards.
Independent boards feature about UK rock band Wolf Alice.
EXCLUSIVE: Industry figures in Colombia have moved to reassure international partners that the shock referendum vote rejecting peace talks with Farc guerrillas will not affect the country’s growing reputation as a safe production base.
EXCLUSIVE: The Game Of Kings due to enter pre-production at Pinewood, London, in early 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: The companies have struck a world sales alliance on Yuji Shimomura’s completed action title in the run-up to Busan and AFM.
The head of the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) on Wednesday urged the industry to “tread lightly” as it emerged that the streaming giant has struck a formal day-and-date distribution arrangement with the luxury exhibition chain.
The French star delivered one of the performances of the year in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.
PLUS: Warner Bros dates all-female Ocean’s 8; Vimeo’s big plans for Staff Pick channel; and more…
The distributor has picked up North American rights from Cinelou to the film starring Robert De Niro and has scheduled an awards qualifying run.
EXCLUSIVE: Icon has snapped up UK rights to Cannes title which was previously with Metrodome.
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Mongolia-set feature is set to play at London Film Festival.
Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine opened to £3.45m, while Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon posted close to £2m.
Eddie Redmayne leads the voice cast of the latest feature animation from the Shaun The Sheep creators.
It has been a busy week in Scandinavia as new CEOs are appointed at SF Studios and the Goteborg Film Festival, and Film Vast’s popular CEO Tomas Eskildsson announced he will step down.
JJ Abrams’ sci-fi drama Westworld gripped almost half a million UK viewers last night.
Plus: Travis Reid named RealD COO; BAFTA sets VR advisory group
Dickson Leach’s debut feature The Levelling plays in competition at LFF.
The chief curator and festival director at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will continue to serve in an advisory capacity through spring 2017.
Co-founders Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have hired the executive, who most recently served at International Film Trust.
EXCLUSIVE: The executive becomes part of an expanded sales division in the run-up to next month’s AFM in Santa Monica.
Turkey’s decision to leave the European funding programme has taken EU and local culture organisations by surprise.
Guests attending this year to include Bernardo Bertolucci, Don DeLillo, Ralph Fiennes.
Line-up includes projects from Geetu Mohandas, Mostofa S. Farooki and Haobam Paban Kumar, along with the event’s first ever animation projects.
TV sales arm to mark first anniversary at Cannes content market.
EXCLUSIVE: First edition of Brussels Coproduction Forum to run during Be Film Festival.
Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow 2016, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight star attached to New York-set drama from Element Pictures and Braven Films.
In a wide-ranging interview on CBS that aired in the US on Sunday, the star and creator of Oscar contender The Birth Of A Nation answered direct questions about the 1999 rape allegation that resurfaced in the media in August.
Andy Kim has joined Participant Media as CFO from The Weinstein Company, where David Hutkin has been promoted to fill the position.
The actor has boarded the voice cast in the lead role as Gilbert in The Ark And The Aardvark, Keith Kjarval’s company confirmed on Monday.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation and BBC Films are co-financing the Duncan Kenworthy production, which has sold out worldwide.
EXCLUSIVE: Copenhagen’s festival, in new autumn dates, will show a record 226 features kicking off with Doctor Strange.
Pale Moon’s Daihachi Yoshida [pictured] directed the sci-fi tragicomedy, currently in post-production.
At his Zurich Film Festival masterclass, the 27-year-old British actor also spoke about his role in Greg McLean’s forthcoming Jungle.
EXCLUSIVE: Ajit Thakur, CEO of Eros production banner Trinity Pictures, talks about developing stories for the two biggest audiences in the world.
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Harris will portray the bare knuckle boxing fighter in UK crime drama.
I Belonged To You opens on $45m while L.O.R.D. takes $28m during reinvigorating National Day holidays.
Hedi won best film, while Matt Johnson won best director for Operation Avalanche.
Fox’s children’s fantasy tale starring Eva Green debuted at number one over the weekend, while Lionsgate-Summit’s Deepwater Horizon secured second place and Buena Vista’s Queen Of Katwe burst into the top ten.
Top brass at the 12th Zurich Film Festival have given the Golden Eye for international feature film to The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, the debut feature by Juho Kuosmanen.
Plus: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score ‘Patriots Day’
Fantasy epic L.O.R.D.: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties grosses $29.2m from four markets.
Paramount Pictures hierarchy announced on Friday that a joint venture of the Chinese companies has made “a significant investment” in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
The children’s fantasy feature starring Eva Green debuts in approximately 65 territories this weekend day-and-date with North America.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in the US as well as the UK and Latin America to Aisling Walsh’s recent Telluride world premiere starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
The studio on Friday confirmed the acquisition of North American rights to Amma Asante’s film that recently premiered in Toronto and will open the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday (October 5).
EXCLUSIVE: The PR agency has made a raft of promotions as it celebrates ten years of operations.
Murder On The Orient Express reboot to start shooting in London in November.
Series will stream on Amazon Prime Video India in 2017.
Jury including Joanna Lumley and Olivia Colman crowned The Shepherd as Best Film.
Respected Asian cinema expert Jérémy Segay to run new bureau.
Roskam’s third feature The Racer And The Jailbird starring Matthias Schoenaerts will be among the line-up.
Antoine Fuqua’s western generated the most online attention over the last week.
The management and production company behind the likes of Spotlight, The Revenant, and Mr. Robot has received “a substantial minority investment” from Emerson Collective.
Programme areas include South Asian Britain, LGBT Britain and Black Britain.
Online ticketing giant, backed by Tencent and Wanda, is producing $9m animation Snowkid and comedy Passed Out, starring Ge You.
Miguel Gomes [pictured] and Reha Erdem to head international competition and India Gold juries, respectively; fest also unveils line-up and Jia Zhangke award.
Sumner Redstone’s majority owner of CBS and Viacom, the parent company of Paramount Pictures, on Thursday said it has asked the boards of both companies to consider a merger.
Plus: Samuel Goldwyn acquires Nerdland; Academy unveils Nicholl Fellows
The executive has joined as senior vice-president of acquisitions and will oversee all aspects of the division.
Shanghai-based company deepens ties with Besson’s Paris-based mini-major.
First look at Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie in biopic which has begun shoot in Oxfordshire.
Partnership already has “exceptional projects in the works”, teases Harvey Weinstein.
The company will adapt the 2015 Margaret Atwood novel in a deal that further strengthens its ties to the Canadian novellist.
The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is attached to the project.
Espionage thriller has gone to Latin America, Australia and Spain, among other territories.
Michael Sheen will host this year’s London Film Festival awards ceremony.
Industry development programme runs at Amsterdam, Zagreb and Tallinn festivals.
Oscar winners Iñárritu and his frequent cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki are diving into the virtual reality medium with a piece about a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the Mexico-US border.
EXCLUSIVE: $13m project from Salon Pictures will chart story of soldier who suffered severe burns during the Falklands War; Embankment to sell.
The companies have struck an alliance to jointly distribute 15 films a year in North America including co-acquisitions.
Streaming giant plans to enhance its PR and marketing-focused London office.
As revealed earlier this week, the 18th edition of the festival will feature more than 20 world premieres. Screen runs through some local highlights and previews the RioMarket.
Agreement follows Amazon’s deal with India’s Dharma Productions earlier this week.
Sales and production outfit’s inaugural sales slate to include John Jencks’ The Hippopotamus.
Company now operates three VFX facilities with additional bases in Brussels and Paris.
Cinema owner will receive the Exhibition Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony.
Former Globomedia and Imagina exec will oversee international strategy for The Young Pope co-producer.
Wajda has been nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar on four occasions.
The company will be in Cannes touting a roster that includes new drama series The Handmaid’s Tale and Get Shorty, as well as the new season of Fargo and features such as The Magnificent Seven and Me Before You.
The Latin American premiere of Garth Davis’ Oscar season hopeful Lion will screen at the fifth Los Cabos International Film Festival, set to run in Mexico from November 9-13.
Former President of HBO Entertainment Sue Naegle will head the new Annapurna Television production arm.
The Stacey Snider executive shuffle continues apace as the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film hires Beth Goss to the newly created position of chief brand officer.
Paramount has as expected set an awards qualifying run for Martin Scorsese’s passion project and anticipated Oscar season heavy-hitter starring Andrew Garfield.
EXCLUSIVE: LBJ star will write and direct London-set feature.
The parties have entered exclusive negotiations for an acquisition reportedly in the $1bn range at a time when US lawmakers are beginning to express concerns over what they see as China’s growing influence on Hollywood.
EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake to be first release from Srinivasan Narayanan’s rebooted distribution outfit.
Barry Jenkins’s drama premiered at Telluride to strong reviews.
EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama scores deals for New Europe Film Sales.
McGregor’s directorial debut played at this week’s Zurich Film Festival.
NBC Universal chief executive Steve Burke has poured cold water on rumours that the US giant was planning to acquire ITV.
Distributor plots November release for Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon-starring drama.
UK CEO of Studiocanal to open 10th edition of industry event.
French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix to head jury for Tokyo competition section, which includes five world premieres.
Prize supports upcoming Swiss film projects.
More than 20 social media personalities were invited to this year’s festival.
Fifteen of Britain’s up and coming film-makers to attend five-day professional development programme.
Dailies from the 12th Zurich Film Festival.
The Oscar-winning producer of The Hurt Locker has joined the LA-based company as president of feature film production.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Film London executive joins UK funder which is riding high following Toronto successes.
Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the Working Title drama from Stephen Frears starring Judi Dench in what will be her second on-screen portrayal of Queen Victoria.
First time France submits film by non-French national since 1977.
The Untamed and Toni Erdmann will screen at the 18th edition of the Brazilian event next month alongside tributes to the late David Bowie and Prince.
EXCLUSIVE: Research group Parrot Analytics has challenged the orthodoxy of the traditional ratings system in light of declining viewer numbers for the second season of the Golden Globe-winning show.
Menemsha Films has acquired North American rights to Israeli film The Women’s Balcony, while Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights to Son Of Joseph.
The studio is teaming up with Frederick Warne & Co. part of Penguin Random House UK, for a live-action-CG feature based on the Beatrix Potter children’s books to feature the voice of James Corden in the lead.
Ali Jaberansari’s Tehran, City Of Love also received an award at the industry event.
Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $2.7m (£2.1m) debut from 543 sites.
SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $19.2m from 63 markets; Warner Bros’ Storks lands with $18.6m from its 33 markets.
Industry figures at the Holland Film Meeting talk to Screen about the importance of locally-based sales companies.
Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear-winning doc has been chosen as the country’s Best Foreign Language Film submission.
The drama marks the country’s first submission to be filmed entirely in Arabic.
Jeff Lau’s threequel beat off competition from family animation Storks during quiet week.
EXCLUSIVE: The funds will be garnered from preview screenings of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
Palin posts on Facebook about his friend of fifty years.
Digital giant to stream titles from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions when it launches in India later this year.
Tristan Goligher, Andy Harries, Faye Ward, Fox, Prescience among first round of speakers confirmed for this year’s event.
EXCLUSIVE: Home entertainment distributor will release the modern western, which features Kris Kristofferson and Beau Bridges.
Locarno premiere took home eight awards; meanwhile Ukraine greenlights cash rebate scheme.
The director and Oscar-winning actress will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines.
SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Antoine Fuqua scored a career high $34.7m debut as his western reboot starring frequent collaborator Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt opened top.
Debuts The Winter and The Giant, share the special jury prize; Hong Sang-soo wins Silver Shell for best director.
Lionsgate has moved the limited launch of its Summit Entertainment hot awards contender, originally dated December 2.
Vitagraph Films will be touting Sonia Braga for Best Actress at next year’s Academy Awards.
Studios saw healthy returns in Switzerland in 2015, but this left little room for local distributors to manoeuvre.
Bayon triumphed in the competition to score Seth Boyden’s animated short An Object At Rest.
Maverick director discusses funding battle and says “evil” Hillary Clinton deserves “the [biopic] full treatment”.
Four of the five top-grossing independent films in the US this year have starred and centred on women.
Michael Barker and Patrick Wachsberger were among executives to discuss the importance of early pre-buys during a Zurich Summit panel.
Technology represents new opportunities for the creative industries, but that doesn’t mean the robots are taking over.
Garth Davis’s Oscar hopeful had its European premiere at the festival’s 12th edition.
Lionsgate co-chair Patrick Wachsberger and director Oliver Stone are among this year’s speakers.
Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Olivier Assayas are all speaking at this year’s festival.
Xavier Dolan’s film will fly the flag for his country, Telefilm Canada announced at a press conference on Friday.
UPDATE: The CEO and president of AMC Entertainment has waded into the spat between the head of the theatre owners’ lobby group NATO and 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch.
Harvey Weinstein, Iain Canning and Garth Davis discuss Toronto hit which had its European premiere in Zurich on Thursday night [Sept 23].
Nolan’s Second World War epic is one of a number of large-scale productions to utilise the territory; TV could be next.
The Ink Factory production team will pick up the Team Of The Year Award, accountant Pollyanna Gill wins Spotlight Award.
Talk at the event was dominated by the looming introduction of the Finnish tax incentive; Beta boards The Unknown Soldier.
The 43rd edition of the Belgian film festival to open with Cannes Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake.
The vice-chairman has departed the studio, effective immediately, in the latest sign of the political manoeuvring and turmoil to embroil parent company Viacom.
EXCLUSIVE: The event has revealed its line-up for 2016.
The Rome festival has also revealed its first raft of guests, including Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.
The resource for film, TV and commercial production companies has a new home.
EXCLUSIVE: Sci-fi action-comedy stars Yotam Ishay as a man who discovers that he is a robot.
The western remake, which MGM and Columbia Pictures co-financed, rides out in 39 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend.
The New Regency chairman and producer will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Awards in New York on November 28.
SPC confirms deal for Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland road movie.
Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) membership voted in the executive committee and board for the 2016-2018 term at Thursday’s concurrent annual membership meeting in Los Angeles and London.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Andrew Hulme’s follow up to Cannes 2014 entry Snow In Paradise.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama marks Olivier award-winning playwright David Harrower’s second feature.
The Happy Prince chronicles Wilde in the last days of his life.
EXCLUSIVE: The Heymann Brothers latest feature is set to play at next month’s BFI London Film Festival.
Hong Kong selects Port Of Call, India opts for Interrogation and Pakistan picks Mar E Mir for best foreign-language film submissions.
Park Chan-wook also added to line-up; latest Lav Diaz and Errol Morris features join festival programme.
Iniative kicks off as film festivals continue to asses the merits of co-production markets.
EXCLUSIVE: Production company makes trio of hires as it plans growth.
The two-time Oscar nominee most recently seen in Toronto selections Lion and Una is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama.
British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari’s highly regarded Tehran-set ghost story produced by Wigwam Films will fly the flag for the UK as the official foreign-language Oscar contender.
UPDATE: Chinese giant confirms pact, which it says will “help strengthen Wanda’s power to influence the global film industry.”
The company said on Wednesday that Todd Green has been named senior vice-president of content distribution and licensing and Carrie Lieberman director of content distribution and licensing.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved for North American rights to the SXSW mystery drama by Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell.
The company has picked North American rights from CAA to the Reese Witherspoon rom-com.
Screen’s chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan notes the films that stood out from the pack at this year’s Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals.
Harvey Weinstein is partnering with the estate of Elvis Presley to develop a scripted television episodic based on the legendary singer’s life.
Exhibition subsidy for foreign language films discussed during distribution/exhibition event in London.
Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Sasha Gordon’s subversive rom-com starring Cristin Milioti and Dan Soder.
EXCLUSIVE: Trier kicks off Oslo shoot with Eili Harboe in lead role.
Singapore International Film Festival to open with Dain Iskandar Said’s thriller Interchange, which premiered at Locarno.
Current CEO Jonny Persey will move into a director role.
Rúnar Rúnarsson‘s drama premiered at last year‘s San Sebastian.
Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier is the Greek submission to the foreign film category at the 2017 Academy Awards.
The director of L.A. Confidential was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday of what police say was natural causes.
The recently launched Los Angeles-based content creator said on Tuesday it has bought FilmBuff, the pioneering New York-based sales and distribution company.
Following the recent appointment of Jake Zim to de facto head of VR, the studio has taken another step to build its credentials in the emerging space.
A jury featuring John Hurt will decide which film-maker benefits from the $65,000 (£50,000) prize.
Altitude Film has taken UK on the TIFF premeire, KMBO has taken France rights.
RVK Studios, Tornasol, Euskadi team on period crime story.
FilmFestival Cottbus co-pro event will feature ten projects this year.
The distributor has picked up all English-speaking digital and ancillary rights from Preferred Content to Chadd Harbold‘s SXSW world premiere.
Second World War drama was picked over The Commune and Walk With Me.
First Beijing consultancy office to be headed by Amanda Halliday.
Media Asia pre-sells period action movie about Chinese general who defeated Japanese pirates in 16th Century.
Competition films include Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and John Carney’s Sing Street.
The distributor has picked up all North American rights and select international rights in territories where it has output deals to the upcoming Good Films thriller, it emerged on Monday.
Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut has found its North American home following its recent Toronto world premiere.
Universal’s threequel scores biggest ever September opening with $10.6m (£8.11m) opening from its 641 sites.
HBO’s series won 12 awards on the night, taking its total haul to 38; Susanne Bier scoops directing award.
EXCLUSIVE: Shooting has wrapped in East London on the Salon Pictures features.
EXCLUSIVE: Gael García Bernal among directors on anthology film.
A Chinese Odyssey leads the pack, with S Storm and Cock And Bull in tow.
British debut feature plays in competition at the San Sebastián Film Festival.
A total of 21 projects are set to be presented at the event, which last year showcased Cannes hit The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Mäki.
Finnish boxing drama will compete at the European Film Awards later this year.
Before The Flood, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, to get European premiere in London.
Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Garth Davis’ Lion and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson are among the special presentations set to screen at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival that runs from October 13-27.
SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three leads the way with $35.8m from its two territories; The Age Of Shadows adds $21.4m in South Korea for $45.2m to date.
Damien Chazelle’s musical romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling was the people’s favourite as the Toronto International Film Festival wrapped on Sunday.
The biggest deal to emerge during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came together before the event started, which says a lot about the acquisitions scene these days.
SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: Good news for Warner Bros saw the Tom Hanks starrer maintain course for $100m in its second week following a modest 37.2% drop as Universal-Working Title’s Bridget Jones’s Baby and Lionsgate’s Blair Witch both flopped.
With The Night Manager up for 12 Emmy Awards, the Danish film-maker sat down with Screen in LA to discuss her successful transition to television and those James Bond directing rumours.
The executive has been named special advisor, office of the CEO.
Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and director Alik Sakharov is attached to direct the political thriller.
Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.
Pedro Almodovar’s latest has scored the best result for a non-Bollywood foreign language film since French comedy Untouchable.
Horror sequel Blair Witch edged out the fantasy animation.
Projects backed by Nordic funding bodies range from the next disaster film by the writers of The Wave to a documentary reconstructing the Utoya massacre.
Roadside Attractions confirmed on Thursday it had picked up North American rights in Toronto to Lady Macbeth, while Screen Media acquired US on The Bad Batch and Magnolia Pictures took North America on I Am Not Your Negro.
EXCLUSIVE: Visit Films founder Ryan Kampe has backed a project incubator called Pretty ____ Ideas to support “original, daring and challenging voices in contemporary cinema”.
The Toronto-based company has acquired André Øvredal’s supernatural horror, which receives its world premiere in Toronto Midnight Madness on Thursday night.
Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar submission and Maren Ade’s German submission will screen at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival GEMS event that runs from October 13-16.
The Oscar-nominated actor will receive BATFA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist Of The Year presented by Burberry in October.
Pact chief executive, MPA Europe boss among signatories of letter condemning “threatening” proposals.
Director “hyped” for 10-episode collaboration, his first film-to-TV adaptation.
Finland event has announced its films, Work In Progress projects and international guests for this year.
The annual exhibition conference is taking place at Glasgow Film Theatre.
Prison drama premiered at Cannes in May.
Rattle The Cage director Majid Al Ansari [pictured] will be an executive producer on the projects.
Top brass at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival announced on Thursday the 2016 Première Brazil selection, comprising 14 features and six documentaries.
Philippe Falardeau’s drama starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts has gone to IFC Films in a US deal in Toronto.
The industry veteran has been promoted to executive vice-president of acquisitions and production.
The distributor has picked up US rights to Terence Davies’ Emily Dickinson biopic following its North American premiere in the Masters section at Toronto on Monday.
EXCLUSIVE: Trio join recently launched House Productions to work across film and TV slate.
The distributor has picked up worldwide rights from UTA Independent Film Group to Charlie Siskel’s documentary following its Venice Film Festival world premiere.
Edwards, a producer on Asante’s debut feature A Way Of Life and the first chairman of Ffilm Cymru Wales, has died aged 68.
New Indian production house will focus on Hindi-language content.
A United Kingdom director’s Second World War drama will also star Amandla Stenberg.
Michael Greyeyes, Sam, Ciaran Hinds, Chaske Spencer and Bill Camp have joined Jessica Chastain on Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead.
The executive arrives from Fox, where he most recently served as executive vice-president of international distribution.
Pablo Larraín’s biopic and current Toronto International Film festival selection has been selected as Chile’s foreign-language Oscar submission.
EXCLUSIVE: Organisers have teamed up with marketing, distribution platform Nordic Genre Invasion on a series of events set to run from September 22-25 in Austin, Texas.
The companies will announce at MIPCOM on October 18 a deal whereby Lionsgate will become the first Hollywood studio to licence its content to Vimeo’s television store.
Film Movement has acquired US and English-speaking Canadian rights to Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory (Slava) following its recent world premiere in Locarno.
Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson and Terence Stamp star in Julian Fellowes adaptation.
Riccardo Scamarcio also among cast to join Clive Owen thriller; Cellulouid Dreams to handle sales.
EXCLUSIVE: The LEGO Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller complete lineup.
Brazilian Ministry of Culture selects family drama over festival favourite Aquarius.
Los Angeles-based Bold Films has come on to finance the action film that marks the next project from the director of Bleed For This.
Searchlight sets December 9 release date for well-received Venice and Toronto drama.
Writer, actor and director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Scottish star, who unveiled the world premiere of his feature directorial American Pastoral in Toronto, will collect the honour at BAFTA LA’s awards show on October 28.
Eric Stevens takes up newly created role in bid to drive world sales.
In the first project under their new partnership, eOne and Tooley Productions are teaming up with Julia Roberts and her Red Om Films in a starring role for the Oscar-winner.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Films Distribution has also closed deals for Sweden, Norway and Finland, Denmark, and Japan.
Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.
EXCLUSIVE: The executive most recently served at Visit Films where she oversaw several territories and led marketing for the past five years.
The sales company has struck a deal with Strand for US rights to Steven Okazaki’s documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals in Germany, Latin American, more for Austerlitz director’s next film; producers secure France deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman has written the screenplay, Giulio Ricciarielli will direct.
EXCLUSIVE: Tucker Tooley’s production outfit strikes first-look distribution deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Plummer features in the story of a UN interpreter caught between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.
The 11th edition of the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) International Financing Forum (iff) 2016 kicked off Sunday when it presented an exclusive panel discussion to 40 select Canadian and international film producers.
New partnership includes production, distribution and exhibition.
Star Trek Beyond holds firm; Shallows and Nine Lives open in second and third.
EXCLUSIVE: Parkland sells Despite The Falling Snow to US and Canada.
Ed Skrein and Emily Ratajkowski co-star in In Darkness, written by Dormer and Anthony Byrne.
Paramount’s Ben-Hur is the week’s highest new entry, thanks to previews, while Disney’s Finding Dory hits £40m mark.
EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shanahan is directing the dark thriller about a medical student whose twin is abducted.
EXCLUSIVE: One Two Films duo have joined the Icelandic-Polish-Danish co-pro from director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson.
EXCLUSIVE: The festival will show eight films directed by Young under the name Bernard Shakey.
Headlining the BFI London Film Festival’s industry strand, the event will spotlight challenges for black film talent.
EXCLUSIVE: Marit van den Elshout will take over the Hubert Bals Fund from the outgoing Iwana Chronis.
Talking with TIFF CEO Piers Handling, Huppert discussed her career, which includes over 100 film credits.
Rollings to focus on Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.
EXCLUSIVE: Dan Mor stars in the survival thriller from director Jesse O’Brien.
Line-up includes Edinburgh victor Suntan, The Death Of Louis XIV and César winner Fatima.
Instructions Not Included and current release No Manches Frida are on the platform aimed at a base of more than 50million latino consumers in the US.
EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit promotes sales executives, delivery manager.
SEPT 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Age Of Shadows opens with huge $16.1m in South Korea.
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Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Feng Xiaogang’s satire and has set an October 7 release.
Clay Epstein’s sales company has acquired international sales rights to the Jerry Lewis starrer and is continuing talks with Toronto buyers this week.
The partners confirmed on Sunday evening they had picked up North American distribution rights from MGM to Toronto Midnight Madness selection The Belko Experiment.
US distributor has taken the 1970s-set drama, which won a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale for actress Trine Dyrholm.
Terence Davies’s drama has sold to France and Japan, while Soda has taken over the UK release from Metrodome.
La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.
EXCLUSIVE: Stéphane Brizé’s period drama stars Judith Chemla as a young aristocrat.
EXCLUSIVE: Star of TIFF selection Handsome Devil has joined Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey in the supernatural thriller.
A 20-strong group of Jamaican film professionals is in town, while the festival’s industry centre is also hosting a Jamaica stand.
The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.
EXCLUSIVE: The production and finance outfit is has also boarded the forthcoming Bert Trautmann feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Alan Gilsenan directed the adaptation of Carol Shields’ Pulitzer Prize-wining novel.
Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.
Clint Eastwood’s drama Sully opened top at the weekend through Warner Bros on a confirmed $35m.
Lav Diaz’s The Woman Who Left from the Philippines won the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice Film festival on Saturday while Emma Stone claimed the Coppa Volpi best actress prize for La La Land and Oscar Martínez took actor honours for El Ciudadano Ilustre.
Bleecker Street and Participant Media have jointly acquired North American rights from Embankment to Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut.
Cast and crew discussed Oliver Stone’s political drama in a TIFF press conference.
Focus has stolen headlines with its acquisition of PT Anderson’s latest, while buyers are circling Jackie.
EXCLUSIVE: James Franco, Christian Slater and Molly Ringwald star in the porn industry drama.
“We are in unknown territory” but “everyone is pulling in the same direction”, suggested the speakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up stars Charlie Plummer and Steve Buscemi.
EXCLUSIVE: Irish drama premiered at Karlovy Vary this year.
The Olsberg-SPI chair was presenting new research on the economic benefits of the film industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp star in the Ukraine-set drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Macedonian film-maker Izer Aliu’s next film will be comedy-drama 12 Dares.
EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach biographical doc has sold to five territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Anton Yelchin-starrer Porto is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.
Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried will star for Killer Films in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, which Arclight is financing and introducing to worldwide buyers here.
Documentary The War Show won best film while Sami Blood won the Europa Cinemas Label.
Eurimages’s Roberto Olla revealed the news during a TIFF panel.
Hillsong: Let Hope Rise and I’m Not Ashamed are both being sold by the company.
In a second major pre-buy announced in Toronto that is understood to have closed on Friday in the mid-to-high $20m range, Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights for its Summit Entertainment label to the action-thriller.
Friends of Don Ranvaud remember the recently passed producer-sales agent-academic. “He was guided by ideals in a world where this is becoming rarer,” Salles tells Geoffrey Macnab.
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon on verge of streaming deal for Venice premiere; Janus Films nabs theatrical.
Former FilmNation executive Gregoire Gensollen has joined Tucker Tooley’s nascent production company as executive vice-president of finance and strategy.
The distributor is expected to finalise a North American deal with The Match Factory for Rama Burshtein’s Venice premiere on Saturday morning.
EXCLUSIVE: Debut feature from Hope Dickson Leach stars Game Of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick.
Indepedent has boarded sales on the drama is being produced by UK outfit Shoebox Films.
The Oscar-winning writer was delivering a talk at Toronto’s Script to Screen Summit.
Saban Films has acquired US rights to Jonathan Mostow’s action-thriller starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush.
EXCLUSIVE: Double bill of Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot draws buyers to comedy drama
EXCLUSIVE: Film-maker Alexandra-Therese Keining is plotting a crime drama and “a feminist Blade Runner”.
EXCLUSIVE: An co-star Masatoshi Nagase to play photographer with failing eyesight.
EXCLUSIVE: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer now shooting documentary about Formula 1 great Ronnie Peterson.
Minster for digital and culture Matt Hancock has flagged “success, access and synthesis” as the three cornerstone principles of his strategy for the creative industries.
The distributor said in Friday it was taking its film-maker data service to the next level and would offer “an unprecedented level of data and transparency” around the lifecycle of its films.
Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Pictures have acquired from CAA the mystery thriller Burn Country (formerly The Fixer) directed by Ian Olds.
EXCLUSIVE: Hobbyhorse Revolution will be presented at Nordisk Panorama later this month.
Bleecker Street will distribute James Gray’s Charlie Hunnam starrer in North American theatres.
Jonathan Demme directed the music documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: The fledgling company has revealed its first two investments.
Cultural agency is aiming to build a more diverse film portfolio by 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Telefilm exec has joined the Canadian production outfit.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary follows four women who row the Pacific Ocean.
Company promotes three, while former British Film Commission executive Tara Halloran joins as vp, North American partnerships.
Sony’s adult animation tops newcomers including US box office smash Don’t Breathe.
EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian war drama features Nollywood stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme.
Campaign aimed at raising $127,000 (£95,000) to fund technology improvements, product development and marketing for world cinema VOD platform.
Paladin has picked up US rights from CAA to Y Production’s The Ottoman Lieutenant starring Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley.
Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Paul Thomas Anderson’s next project, which will see the auteur reunite with his There Will Be Blood leading man Daniel Day-Lewis.
Participant Media and Alfonso Cuarón are teaming up on a new untitled project that will mark the Oscar-winner’s first Mexico-set film since his 2001 breakout Y Tu Mamá También.
Two Lovers And A Bear producer Roger Frappier of Max Films has received the Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Established Producer Award at the Feature Film Producer Awards on Thursday.
The Palm Springs Film Society has announced that acting head of programming and Toronto’s Primetime programmer will step in to fill the role after Helen du Toit’s contract was not renewed.
Former PalmStar Media executives Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta have announced their new Los Angeles and New York-based production company.
Engineers are working on a broken ‘up’ escalator at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto that has inconvenienced industry attendees at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As TIFF 2016 gets underway, two titles are prompting industry buzz.
In a deal that closed before Toronto, the distributor said on Thursday it had acquired North American rights to Sean Penn’s Cannes competition selection.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast assembles for silver dollar rom-com from director Richard Loncraine.
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres-starring eco-thriller plays in TIFF Special Presentations.
EXCLUSIVE: Alice Lowe’s debut as a director recently opened Venice’s Critics’ Week.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish sci-fi is from writer-director Ruiz-Zorrilla.
Erik Poppe’s war drama opens in Norway later this month.
Film follows Grammy-nominated British rock band Wolf Alice on tour.
20th Century Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider has made another move in her executive shuffle, promoting Victoria Rossellini to senior executive vice-president, worldwide business and legal affairs and strategic financing.
EXCLUSIVE: Don’t Breathe star has joined John Cusack in the thriller, which Radiant Films International is selling in Toronto.
EXCLUSIVE: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette and Molly Shannon headline the mom-com from director Alethea Jones.
EXCLUSIVE: SC Films International has picked up the hit animation.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has picked up Karl Marx City and Politics, An Instruction Manual.
European premieres for Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon and Garth Davis’ Lion are among highlights.
Fiction/documentary hybrid is Norwegian director’s debut feature.
Denmark’s biggest festival to open with Marvel fantasy, which opens in US one week later.
There are 27 features and documentaries amongst this year’s festival selection.
In the latest influx of Chinese cash to come Hollywood’s way, the veteran Hollywood producer Scott Einbinder has officially launched a Los Angeles-based finance and production company with the full backing of China’s East Light Film Company.
Bloom has launched sales on Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel.
Top brass at the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Wednesday the roster of accolades for the trio of potential awards season contenders.
Director Pablo Larrain says Jacqueline Kennedy was a “queen without a throne” following well-received Venice debut.
US distributor has announced a raft of promotions ahead of TIFF.
Kino Lorber has acquired US rights from Mongrel international to Simon Stone’s drama starring Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Odessa Young and Sam Neill.
Plus: Production begins on Myriad’s Holiday Joy; Focus sets Victoria And Abdul date; and more…
BBC Films confirms Christin Langan departure to Baby Cow with recruitment for successor underway; Langan describes tenure as “great privilege”.
Paris-based company’s current slate includes Toronto titles Message From The King and Brimstone.
EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger, Supersonic in-demand for Independent; Thomas Quick doc gets North America deal.
Romantic drama premiered in competition in Cannes.
La Grassa is the company’s new manager of sales, home ent and ancillary, after Neil Morrison departed.
Petra Volpe’s dramedy is the sales company’s first-ever Swiss film.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Metrodome executives join UK classics specialist.
This year’s awards ceremony takes place on October 20.
The distributor has picked up North American rights from Pathé International to French writer-director Danièle Thompson’s period drama.
The HBO chief marketing officer is to rejoin the studio to oversee all North American and international theatrical marketing efforts.
Focus Features-Working Title production Darkest Hour to star Gary Oldman as Churchill.
EXCLUSIVE: In a mouth-watering and rare major pre-sales title headed for Toronto, Good Universe is preparing to introduce the thriller to buyers this week.
Festival will open with the world premiere of Zhang Lu’s Korean film A Quiet Dream.
EXCLUSIVE: Curzon appoints Damian Spandley as head of programming and events with Claire Beswick set to depart.
EXCLUSIVE: Fifth film from Hirokazu Koreeda protégé stars Masahiro Motoki.
The producer announced on Tuesday his new production and finance venture launching with American Exit starring Dane Cook.
Plus: Netflix sets Into The Inferno release; National Board Of Review reveals announcement date; and more…
The cinema promotion has been extended for a further two years following strong uptake.
Organisers have announced the second round of featured speakers at the festival in Austin, Texas.
The award is set to launch at the 67th Berlinale.
Yôji Yamada’s fantasy drama selected as Japan’s nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Lee Raftery has been promoted to chief marketing officer.
EXCLUSIVE: Film captures lives of young Palestinians living in Tel Aviv.
EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions ahead of the festival include Mijke de Jong’s Layla M, which premieres in TIFF’s Platform strand.
SEPTEMBER 6 UPDATE: Screen Gems’ horror held firm at the top on an confirmed $19.7m as the four-day portion of Labor Day weekend holiday dispelled the ‘sequelitis’ blues – for now at least – to round out a solid season.
The British journalist, football fanatic and producer died on Sunday night in his hotel room while serving as juror at the Montreal World Film Festival.
Disney’s Finding Dory becomes the second biggest release of 2016 with $51.9m (£38.86m).
August box office takings rose 12% year-on-year.
The event will focus on the event cinema market outside of the UK.
The boxing drama won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes this year.
From The Birth Of A Nation to TWC, Screen reveals the key talking points.
The country’s government has said that it will push forward with the proposed incentive.
SEPT 5 UPDATE: Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets crosses $400m overseas and $750m worldwide.
Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield discussed WWII drama following Venice world premiere screening.
Screen Gems’ horror hit held firm at number one on an estimated $15.7m as the three-day portion of Labor Day weekend gained 12% on last year’s comparable end-of-summer session and rounded out a solid season.
Director and stars reveal their motivations for taking on Nocturnal Animals during Venice press conference.
Director Paolo Sorrentino talks tackling TV and The Pope in new Jude Law series.
The board of directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited have unveild the new face of the Caribbean island nation’s film industry.
The distributor has picked up François Ozon’s latest drama, which received its international premiere in Venice over the weekend.
Reports had previously emerged that the Chinese media giant had offered for a majority stake in the exhibitor.
Comcast is planning to acquire the animation studio in a $3.8bn deal.
EXCLUSIVE: The manga adaptation stars Shun Oguri.
Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning star alongside Game Of Thrones co-stars Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten.
EXCLUSIVE: Former distribution executive also takes stake in Cass Pennant company.
EXCLUSIVE: Irish producer McKimm’s credits include My Name Is Emily and 1,000 Times Good Night.
The Birds Eye View Film female-focused initiative is backed by Creative Skillset and the FDA.
EXCLUSIVE: The Victorian-era supernatural tale marks the second feature for Fizz and Ginger Films.
The festival has revealed its line-up of Polish films and co-productions.
Plus: Jackie Chan, Frederick Wiseman among Academy honourary awards recipients; Palm Springs fest announces 2017 dates; and more…
James Gray’s adventure starring Charlie Hunnam has found its US home after the streaming giant acquired North American rights.
The distributor has acquired English-language territories on the Jackie Chan action-comedy including North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Kenneth Lonergan’s Sundance hit, Denis Villeneuve’s Venice selection, and Pablo Larrain’s acclaimed Chilean biopic are among select titles heading to Colorado this weekend.
Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Icon Productions announced on Thursday they have acquired Mark Donaldson’s novel.
La La Land, The Birth Of A Nation, Arrival and Snowden announced as headline galas; new venue to be built on London’s Embankment; official competition will include Elle, Moonlight, Una and Neruda.
The Killing’s Soren Malling leads the adaptation of Jens Blendstrup’s best-selling novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Australian horror from director Dee McLachlan will be introduced to buyers at TIFF.
Screen is partnering with Film Hub London and Film Hub South East on the event’s second edition.
A total of 37 films will screen at the event, including the world premiere of Venezuala crime story and Rolling Stones doc.
Robin Pront’s drama is up for 10 Ensor Awards this year.
Hannes Holm’s comedy-drama won three Guldbagges, Sweden’s top local film prize.
Sales agent Coproduction Office has closed multiple deals on the feature doc, whose subjects will be on the Lido.
Attila Till’s action-comedy nominated in EFA Selection 2016.
The BFI London Film Festival is to host the European premiere of Nate Parker’s awards hopeful The Birth Of A Nation.
EXCLUSIVE: The veteran executive will head to Toronto next week with the Covert team in his new role as senior vice-president of international sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton and his team will launch international sales in Toronto next week on the ice hockey comedy sequel starring Seann William Scott.
Plus: Chicago Film fest honours for Peter Bogdanovich, Steve McQueen; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Bac releases first image of third feature from cult genre film directors.
The distributor closed the North American deal with Indie Sales for the Swiss foreign-language Oscar submission and imminent TIFF Kids screening.
Sierra/Affinity has acquired international sales rights to the Ted Kennedy project starring previously announced Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms and Bruce Dern.
EXCLUSIVE: Sebastien Chesneau’s company will launch international sales in Toronto next week on Wayne Roberts’ highly regarded directorial debut starring Olivia Cooke.
Browse the August-September 2016 edition of Screen International here…
Indigo Film crime series, VR firsts, Sally Potter multimedia musical and Dilma Rousseff drama among projects heading to the Lido.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Star of Tomorrow to star in upcoming psychological thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Dallas Buyers Club executive producer Tony Notargiacomo and Die Hard With A Vengeance executive producer Robert Lawrence have boarded the Canada-US project as producer and executive producer, respectively.
Bectu’s 27,000 members will join Prospect’s 115,000-strong union.
Film that was deemed too close to current events for Cannes set to open Toronto’s Platform showcase.
Venice will screen a trio of documentaries on Syria, including a movie about western fighters battling ISIS.
Director Midi Z went to unusual lengths on his love story about Burmese immigrants in Thailand, the first co-production between Taiwan, France, Germany and Myanmar.
The world premiere of Warren Beatty’s long awaited Howard Hughes film will kick off the 30th edition of the Los Angeles festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10.
Vikings and Warcraft star Fimmel and Bosworth line up alongside Forest Whitaker and William Fichtner on the thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Toronto next week.
Plus: Distribbber.com, Abramorama team up; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Temple to tackle event-style movie based on singer’s popular stage show.
EXCLUSIVE: Adam Driver film to be released in the UK one month ahead of the US.
Marina Cordoni Entertainment and Brett and Jason Butler of Substance Production have struck a three-film deal and partnered on a Toronto-based production company.
Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad becomes the seventh film of 2016 to hit the £30m mark.
Huayi Brothers will invest up to $350m in the project.
Decorated VFX artist Dennis Muren will discuss his work on the Star Wars franchise during London Film Fesival session.
The Bourne franchise reboot and Ice Age: Collison Course boosted this week’s box office takings.
Joachim Trier’s drama Louder Than Bombs won four prizes including Best Director, while The Wave scooped Best Film.
Kristen Platt joinas as production support manager, Jess Conoplia [pictured] joins as senior vice president of US production & events.
Projects participating in the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s two-day co-financing market include Eddie Marsan’s feature directorial debut.
Kim Jee-woon’s period thriller stars Song Kang-ho and Gong Yoo.
Gene Wilder, the American comedian with the winning forlorn gaze whose all-round talent propelled him to international fame and two Oscar nominations, has died at his Connecticut home from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 83.
Raven Banner’s specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to two Toronto-bound Cannes triumphs: Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and Critics Week winner Mimosas.
Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up US rights from MK2 Films to Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s fourth feature.
Plus: NYFF unveils inaugural Explorations strand; Academy announces 17 student winners; and more…
Winston Baker and the Los Cabos International Film Festival have announced the first Los Cabos Film Investor Summit, to take place in Mexico from November 10-11.
Co-creator Andy Nyman discussed the project, set to star Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit), at FrightFest.
FrightFest panel included actor Andy Nyman, director Simon Rumley and Arrow Films’ Mike Hewitt.
Director Garth Davis and Harvey Weinstein to present the true life story in Zurich.
Titles include Molly from British director Sally Potter (Ginger & Rosa) [pictured].
Egomaniac director Kate Shenton wins special mention.
Fox International Productions’ next Korean production The Proxy Soldiers is set to start shooting on September 5.
AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Universal’s action sequel opened on $49.3m in China, where Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course delivered $42.5m.
AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Screen Gems and Stage 6’s horror film stormed to the top with a muscular debut that will have executives at the studios behind many of this summer’s costly flops green with envy.
UPDATE: The head of the festival has branded reports of eleventh-hour staff resignations “slanderous” and “garbage” as the 40th anniversary edition got underway this week.
The Walt Disney Co (India) is scaling back its local-language production, according to local media reports.
Festival cancels gala dinner and reception in solidarity with the victims of this week’s deadly earthquake in Italy.
Other winners include Agnus Dei, Toni Erdmann, The Day Will Come, Amundsen & Nobile and I’ll Try Again.
First-half 2016 results reveal falling subscribers at Canal+ France and drop in Studiocanal profits for same period in 2015.
EXCLUSIVE: Scanbox takes Scandinavian rights to upcoming period drama from Finnish director Mikko Kuparinen.
The winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award from Haugesund’s Works In Progress presentations was Katrín Ólafsdóttirs The Wind Blew On from Iceland.
Harry Potter star to present two films at festival.
Plus: ‘Anything’ wraps Los Angeles shoot; monterey media acquires ‘No Pay, Nudity
EXCLUSIVE: Raindance chief picks five films to look out for at the forthcoming festival.
Norwegian actress and filmmaker announces end to directing on panel with fellow filmmakers Pernilla August and Iram Haq.
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Hanson’s production, financing and distribution outfit has launched an international sales label in the run-up to the Toronto International Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.
Paul Schrader’s action thriller has found a home in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.
Illumination Entertainment’s animation has raced to $344.4m via Universal Pictures International and studio executives will expect another strong weekend.
Dean Devlin’s company announced on Thursday that the former Doctor Who star has come on board the thriller.
Screen reveals the burning questions ahead of this year’s festival…
The two companies were unable to reach an agreement on the value of the Canadian distributor.
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.
IM Global has launched a Beijing-based venture, Go Global, which aims to connect the booming Chinese film industry to the rest of the world, and will make its debut at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.
Broadcast’s Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK.
Nine-person Foreign Language jury selects Cannes hit from director Maren Ade.
Alix Wiseman, previously in the role, has left the animation studio after ten years.
Smith delivered this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.
Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh among directors with films in Gala strand.
Lee Sang-il, Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres also help complete competitive line-up.
Seth Larney and Nasir Jani will co-direct the action thriller.
This year’s festival will include an inaugural virtual reality strand and a co-production forum focused on UK-Ibero-American relations.
Plus: ‘The Arrival’ to open Fantastic Fest
In the latest episode in the imbroglio to engulf Nate Parker, it emerged on Wednesday there will be no official press conference for The Birth Of A Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival.
The Oscar-nominated actor will lend his voice talent and play the lead role in the 3D CGI animated family film.
Festival top brass announced on Wednesday the selections that will screen in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Spotlight On Documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her team will commence international sales in Toronto where Hope Dickson Leach’s feature directorial debut will receive its world premiere in Discovery.
Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.
EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; MPC to produce and fully finance.
The distributor has picked up Matthew Newton’s award-winning SXSW Narrative Spotlight audience award-winner.
Gillis joins as head of commercial affairs for See-Saw’s film division ahead of TIFF.
Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver will be honoured in the 54th New York Film Festival’s “An Evening with…” on-stage conversation series.
The 12 Years A Slave director will be presented with the honour at this year’s LFF awards ceremony.
Screen reports on the 19 project pitches, including animations, family fare and a Daniel Dencik drama.
Romantic comedy will bow at Toronto next month.
The Damned producers Emilie Jouffroy and Kamilla Hodol are recipients of a BFI Vision Award this year.
Principal photography has begun on the drama, which also stars Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling.
Iranian-American film-maker and actor to make scripted comedy for Channel 4.
Bercot to become the first female director to open San Sebastian.
Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.
Twentieth Century Fox Film confirmed on Tuesday that the executive will replace Jim Gianopulos as chairman and CEO earlier than expected.
One day after Comcast completed its $3.8bn acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Universal Filmed Entertainment has announced its leadership structure for the business segments of the new purchase.
EXCLUSIVE: Stewart will join HanWay in October, replacing Thorsten Schumacher; sales director Chiara Gelardin to depart.
Wanda’s chairman also continues to eye one of the “Big Six” US studios.
Robert Simonds’ ambitious Los Angeles-based studio has snapped up the immersive content creator in a bid to build a multi-faceted VR operation.
Shoot underway in US on drama The Killing Of A Sacred Deer from Room producers Element Pictures.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced on Tuesday the programme and additional keynotes for the biennial filmmaker-to-filmmaker conference inaugurated by the IDA and the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in 2014.
Top brass at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival unveiled on Tuesday two films from the line-up of the four-day event in October.
Organisers at the Brooklyn event have broadened the public programming remit and will present the Screen Forward Conference, screenings, VR experiences and free community events.
Screen Star Of Tomorrow 2015 cast in UK drama from Number 9 Films.
The Busan film fest’s Asian Project Market (APM) has highlighted a “strong presence” of women filmmakers in this year’s line-up.
Dario Argento and Nicolas Winding Refn to present restored version of George A. Romero’s zombie classic.
US producer to present Deepwater Horizon at Zurich Film Festival.
Titles include Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake and Maren Ade’s critics’ favourite Toni Erdmann.
Japan Now showcase to focus on director Shunji Iwai; Animation Focus to spotlight Mamoru Hosoda.
The UK’s Camilla Deakin, Ireland’s Kathryn Kennedy and Germany’s Amir Hamz are among those selected.
Ang Lee’s drama will receive its world premiere as a special presentation on October 14 in what will be the first public screening of a narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D and 120 frames per second.
EXCLUSIVE: The Second World War thriller will open across most of the world through Buena Vista International (BVI), Screen International has learned.
In the latest twist in the saga involving the director and star of The Birth Of A Nation, the head of the Women’s Law Project has called for an overhaul in sexual assault laws and the way campuses deal with harassment claims.
Screen Australia chiefs said on Tuesday that Bentley Dean and Martin Butler’s film would represent the country in the best foreign-language Oscar category.
The distributor has picked up Kore-eda Hirokazu’s drama ahead of its North American premiere in Toronto’s Masters programme next month.
Plus: Rupert Grint to star in Crackle’s Snatch series; and more…
Iranian director, who passed away on July 4, will have a retrospective of his works screened at BIFF.
Preview of first feature-length VR film to be made available to festivalgoers.
eOne’s David Brent: Life On The Road disappoints with $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites.
Jodorowsky actor directorial debut to be presented at new co-production event; Reygadas curates for Filmfest Hamburg.
Sci-fi thriller stars Amy Adams.
Shooting has begun in London on the Salon Pictures feature, which stars Josh Helman and Michael Gambon.
Time Raiders overtook Skiptrace to become China’s biggest local title this summer.
AUG 22 UPDATE: Illuination Entertainment’s latest posts biggest debut (excluding previews) for an original animation in Russia with $16.3m
AUGUST 22 UPDATE: MGM-Paramount’s $100m Ben-Hur flopped on $11.2m to become the latest victim in a dismal summer for remakes and sequels, while Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation stayed top for the third weekend in a row.
Godless wins Special Jury Prize and Best Actress.
Audience Development & Innovation Lab, Think Tank on the future of co-production markets take place in Sarajevo
Yoana Pavlova from Festivalists discussed what can be done to introduce virtual reality to the Balkans.
Micro-budget pilot project scheme will offer $300,000 to one or two selected projects.
Industry events at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival focused on high-end TV production and funding sources.
The executive will depart his role as president of Fox worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution in October.
Principal photography has got underway on the sci-fi thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve as it emerged that London and LA-based Riverstone Pictures will co-finance with Remstar Studios.
UK distributor Metrodome Group was placed in administration earlier this week.
The rise of digital platforms and growth in animation and documentary reflected in rule changes.
Recovered and restored version of banned film The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood to be seen for the first time in more than 25 years.
Global Screen is to handle international sales on a reboot of the successful German Hanni & Nanni franchise based on Enid Blyton’s classic St Clare’s book series.
TV producer discussed shooting The Borgais in Hungary and Game Of Thrones comparisons.
First projects announced for initiative aimed at boosting Dutch features and international co-productions.
British comedy topped shark thriller The Shallows and Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.
Inaugural initiative aims to bring Yugoslav war stories to wider audiences.
Robin Veith offered advice to regional writers on how to successfully pitch their projects.
Titles include classics such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.
Cannes and Berlin winners among titles.
The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Friday the section of the 54th New York Film Festival headlined by Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary My Journey Through French Cinema.
Warner Bros Pictures International executives said on Thursday their DC Entertainment adaptation had reached $271m.
Twentieth Century Fox, Curzon Artificial Eye and Picturehouse lead the nominations; Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the most nominated film.
TIFF audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.
EXCLUSIVE: World sales deal for Venice-bound film in which the iconic director discusses his formative years.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved on US rights to Sara Jordenö’s documentary following a deal with Submarine Entertainment.
Principal photography has begun in New York on the dramedy in which the director-star is understood to be reprising his role as The Jesus from The Big Lebowski.
Alcon Entertainment said on Thursday the Oscar-winning actor and star of Suicide Squad has rounded out the casting on Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi.
Game Of Thrones broadcaster will produce one regional series per year through its offshoot HBO Europe.
Former UK television exec dies following a short illness.
EXCLUSIVE: Curzon strikes deal with EFAs to stream event on VOD platform Curzon Home Cinema.
Oscar-nominated director was AMPAS president between 1993-97.
His new film Monte to be screened out of competition.
CBS Films and Lionsgate announced the casting on Thursday on the project that will already star Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton.
EXCLUSIVE: The hierarchy has broadened the remit of next month’s Fantastic Market, maintaining the event’s historically strong ties with Latin American projects while expanding into a forum that addresses global genre.
Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based sales agent Fortissimo Films has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in the Netherlands, bringing to a close the company’s 25-year run as a champion of Asian and independent cinema.
Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera and Nia Long have signed on to Janicza Bravo’s drama.
The Los Angeles-based company is winding down its struggling cable network as it seeks to focus on content creation and social impact amid a climate of TV network consolidation, rising programming costs and increasing consumer choice.
The Raven Banner specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to Kevan Funk’s film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Discovery section next month.
Most staff made redundant, Screen understands.
EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.
Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.
EXCLUSIVE: UDI picks up Venice and Toronto-bound The Road To Mandalay.
EXCLUSIVE: Forever Pure is headed to Toronto after winning three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
The Toronto-based sales and distribution company has acquired rights to five films.
The Park City festival is building out its second Los Angeles showcase dedicated to emerging independent artists and storytellers working in hybrid, immersive and emerging forms of digital media art.
The star, writer, director and producer of awards season prospect The Birth Of A Nation took to Facebook on Tuesday after it emerged that the woman who accused him of rape in 1999 committed suicide in 2012.
The media giant based in Toronto, London and Los Angeles said on Wednesday it had completed its investment in the digital studio as it pushes into virtual reality and new format content.
Controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk’s The Net, set to world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, has pre-sold to seven countries including Japan (King Records).
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced 22 projects to receive Asian Cinema Fund support this year, including Park Kyoung Tae’s Ne Me Quitte Pas and Venice Biennale College project Hotel Salvation.
PREVIEW: Head of industry Jovan Marjanovic talks about bringing together all its activity under one umbrella.
New section of Sarajevo’s Industry Days presents the most cinematic true stories from the Balkan wars to film and TV professionals
Ten projects from South-East Europe, Middle East and North Africa comprise Sarajevo’s Work in Progress section.
Sarajevo’s Avant Premieres section broadens scope and includes workshop on audience development and innovation
Stars expected to attend UK premiere of true life survival story.
The Untamed, from Cannes best director award winner, among 13 titles.
Projects previously presented at the market include Laszlo Nemes’s Oscar-winning Son Of Saul.
Screen spoke to festival industry chief Jovan Marjanovic about the necessity of introducing a TV forum at this year’s event.
EXCLUSIVE: Film Movement has picked up North American rights to Boo Junfeng’s second feature in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.
Nigerian metropolis Lagos is the focus of the eighth City To City showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as top brass anoint two international Rising Stars.
Bron Studios is reuniting with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and producer Margot Hand on the dark comedy to star Lizzy Caplan.
Industry veteran Gillian Zhao becomes studio’s first country manager for China.
Disney-Pixar’s juggernaut reached the milestone on Monday and became the fourth Walt Disney Studios release to do so this year after Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and The Jungle Book.
Florence Foster Jenkins to screen in Zurich.
Titles include Berlin Golden Bear winner Fire At Sea.
Further cast announced for sporting biopic.
EXCLUSIVE: Online film rights marketplace Digital Film Cloud Network has launched a storage and delivery service, the latest element in a suite of tools it believes will transform the industry.
NZ producer Tom Hern among trio recommended for UK’s Production Finance Market.
The lawyer of the journalist and Oscar-winning filmmaker has filed a response challenging the U.S. Army’s efforts to force his client to hand over research materials.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz’s The Film Sales Company scores worldwide sales rights to Buster’s Mal Heart which will get its world premiere at Toronto.
Top brass at the New York event announced on Monday the run dates as they prepare for the first time to make submissions open across all programming areas.
Fox Searchlight Pictures announced on Monday that principal photography has begun in Toronto on the fantasy starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer.
The studio said has struck a two-year, first-look production agreement with the actress, producer and author and her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.
Investment firm KKR eyeing bid for film and TV giant, according to reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Iran-set horror sold by XYZ will be released theatrically by Vertigo on Sept 30.
The content giant that has come under intense scrutiny from prospective suitors has reorganised the way it runs its international regions and promoted Alex Hamilton, Troy Lum and Patrick Roy.
Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Monday complete details for the interactive storytelling programme that runs from October 1-4 within the 54th New York Film Festival.
Horror film experts to discuss the future of the genre.
UK film studio agrees deal with private equity fund; Swedish TV executive Christian Wikander joins Pinewood Television.
The Star Wars and Flash Gordon actor passed away on Saturday aged 81.
Hot weather and crowded market contribute to new release struggles.
Action-adventure Time Raiders is set to become China’s biggest summer blockbuster this year.
London-based outfit’s home entertainment sales clients also include Dogwoof and Pecadillo Pictures.
AUG 15 UPDATE: Universal Pictures International crosses the $1bn mark for the tenth consecutive year.
AUGUST 15 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ R-rated kept new arrival Sausage Party at bay despite a precipitous 67.4% drop in its second weekend that shows how top-heavy the demographic can be for comic book adaptations.
Plus: Shout! Factory dates Annecy winner Long Way North
Bulgarian drama won the Golden Leopard as well as Best Actress for star Irena Ivanova.
The Birth Of A Nation star has spoken out about a rape claim of which he was cleared 15 years ago as he and Fox Searchlight moved decisively to keep the awards season hopeful on track.
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based international sales company is partnering with Richard Claus & Co and South Africa’s Spier Films on the Rivonia Trial drama.
EXCLUSIVE: UK/Ireland release date set for drama starring Isabelle Huppert.
The distributor has acquired select North American rights to Robert Greenwald’s documentary Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, And The NRA and has set an initial VOD release for November 1.
The actor received the festival’s first ever Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for Lifetime Achievement
Warner Bros’ R-rated DC Entertainment adaptation added $11.4m on Thursday to reach $191.5m outside North America.
Analysts suggest that eOne’s film business could be offloaded if the deal goes through.
Biopic based on the life of Jacques Cousteau.
Energy company AET has been one of the festival’s four primary sponsors for 15 years.
EXCLUSIVE: The US distributor has confirmed that Alex Lehmann’s narrative directorial debut is one of the titles in its Duplass Brothers output deal ahead of the film’s world premiere in Toronto next month.
The LA-based studio took another stride forward in its global ambitions as founder Bob Simonds confirmed on Thursday “significant strategic investments” from the Asian powerhouses.
Bertrand Bonello’s Paris terror attack drama Nocturama [pictured] will open the second international directors showcase at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival next month.
Plus: Paul Haggis keynore set for Script To Screen summit in Toronto; Cartagena Film Festival announces 2017 dates; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based research firm has added another client to an expanding portfolio that includes BBC Worldwide.
Rising revenues mean exhibitor’s board are positive about future prospects despite Brexit turmoil.
British drama to world premiere at TIFF.
Finecut also sells horror feature into Europe, Asia.
The festival’s Zabaltegi strand is introducing a competition for the first time.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s comic book adaptation added an estimated $15.3m on Tuesday.
Helena Bonham Carter also circling Warner Bros spin-off.
The streaming service backed by AMC Networks has acquired all North American rights to the J-Horror face-off set to receive its international premiere in Toronto.
It emerged on Tuesday that Roger Jay Pietschmann died in his Los Angeles home on July 26 after a six-year battle with multiple symptom atrophy. He was 71.
The company’s board said the offer “fundamentally undervalued” eOne, distributor of Peppa Pig and The Twilight franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: The facility has been installed at Mocha Chai Laboratories.
Distribution exec will lead the inaugural programme, commencing in January 2017; Noel Clarke to host first BAFTA Open Day.
Red Rock Entertainment and CK Films producing theatrical adaptations.
The stop-motion animation written by Céline Sciamma premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.
Deals for two of the UK’s most prized assets are welcome but also prompt questions over sustainability and the indigenous industry.
Eleven years after Disney and Walden Media launched The Chronicles Of Narnia franchise in theatres, a new jigsaw of partners has come together to adapt the fourth book in C S Lewis’ fantasy classic.
The third cascade of world premieres in 15 days flowed from the headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday as programmers revealed their Midnight Madness, TIFF Docs, Vanguard, TIFF Cinematheque and Short Cuts selections.
The powers that be at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Tuesday the 25 films to screen as the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.
Plus: Strand Releasing acquires Sundance selection Lovesong; Talent incubator Resonance launches; and more…
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Shanghai-based Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures of Los Angeles announced the casting additions on Tuesday.
This year’s winners include film-makers from Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
Russia and CIS box office defied the troubled economy in the first half of 2016, growing by almost 9% to $413m.
Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North America, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia excluding South Korea to Richard Gere starrer Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer.
The distributor has acquired US rights from to Bullitt Entertainment and Diamond Pictures the thriller that will star Helen Mirren.
Production company launches with investment from BBC Worldwide and Access Entertainment.
Yeon Sang-ho’s apocalypse thriller won the Cheval Noir Award for Best Feature and the Audience Award for Best Asian Feature as the festival came to an end in Montreal.
The New York-based film distributor has picked up Koji Fukada’s family drama and upcoming North American premiere Special Presentation selection at Toronto.
Doug Liman’s action thriller starring Tom Cruise will now be called American Made.
Avatar financier deemed to have been trading with a view to making a profit but investors could be out of pocket.
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Family animation The Secret Life Of Pets landed in second, while Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace was pushed down to third.
Veteran actor will present a screening of Taxi Driver at the festival’s opening night.
The Piazza Grande was subject to an arson attack; Switzerland has selected its 2017 Oscar candidate; The Doc Alliance Selection winner has been revealed; Nyon festival changes afoot.
Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation scores fourth-biggest opening of the year.
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STX International president David Kosse has named his first big hire, bringing in the distribution specialist and former sales director for Universal Pictures UK and Eire.
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Seven further competition titles have been revealed, including the 18th feature from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo.
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Speaking at Locarno, Switzerland’s Interior Minister has talked up the country’s recent efforts to compete more on the international stage.
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The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Thursday the line-up of digitally remastered classics set to play at the 54th New York Film Festival from September 30–October 16.
The founder of Sydney-based Porchlight Films has teamed up with the UK’s See-Saw Films on the prestige drama ahead of a European production start later this year.
The director has claimed that people should “just get over” remarks by the presidential candidate that have been criticised as racist.
In Feb-Apr 2016, Netflix was viewed by 23% of British adults, while Amazon Prime Video was used by 7%.
Happy Valley star will lead the eight-part series about organised crime in London.
The film will have its European premiere in competition at the September festival.
Notes On Blindness and Life, Animated among four features to benefit from exhibition fund.
A heavyweight roster of world premieres from the leading lights of Canada’s film industry will grace the Toronto International Film Festival next month.
James Gray’s adventure has been a long time coming but audiences will finally get a chance to see it as the closing night world premiere screening at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 15.
With a little over three months to go before the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the studio confirmed a follow-up to the Harry Potter spin-off is in the works.
The studio will no longer distribute and co-finance the Barbra Streisand project about Momma Rose, according to reports.
The trio of up-and-comers have boarded Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama that is scheduled to shoot later this summer.
Almer joined the SFI 39 years ago, serving as festival manager for feature films for nearly 20 years.
The company is partnering with producers Michael S. Emerson and Colonel F. Lee Reynolds to adapt the book Battle For Baqubah: Killing Our Way Out by retired First Sergeant Robert S. Colella.
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The board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday night voted its president to a fourth term heading into what could become an impassioned season of Oscar campaigning fuelled by the diversity agenda.
World War Two survival thriller is being set up at Fox Searchlight.
Fox Searchlight will open Wilson in limited release on March 3, 2017.
British actor to reunite with the director of Interview with a Hitman.
Best Foreign-Language Film contenders announced.
Copenhagen event to host more than 1000 industry and a number of high-profile speakers.
Victor Yelchin and Irina Yelchina have filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging the auto giant and others were responsible for their son’s wrongful death.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment top brass announced the development on Tuesday, the day The Secret Life Of Pets crossed $400m worldwide.
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The comedian credited with revitalising NBC’s The Tonight Show will emcee the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual jamboree on January 8, 2017.
Communications agency restructures team and appoints digital executive.
Thai production house GDH 559 is launching its inaugural slate with Banjong Pisanthanakun’s anticipated romance.
The initiative for artist film-makers will grant $40,000 to each project.
Two programmes aim to facilitate budding producers with the skills to deliver first and second features.
The agreement will see 150 additional sites built across the territory, upping IMAX China’s total screen count to 742.
Average annual spend of film and AV funds in Europe totals $2.6bn, up from $2.1bn in 2010.
The companies announced in China on Tuesday morning what they called the largest 3D installation agreement in the history of the format.
Action thriller, starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy, to receive European premiere at LFF.
Hulu and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced on Monday that the digital platform has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to the first four seasons of Showtime’s spy series.
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The inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honouring features and non-fiction television will be presented on November 3 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.
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Universal’s Jason Bourne shoots to series-high opening with strong confirmed $10m (£7.6m) bow.
Action-fantasy League Of Gods stole the Fri-Sun crown as July ticket sales drop 18% year-on-year.
Pulp Fiction and Youth star will attend a festival screening of his 1995 film Smoke.
“Intense discussions” have led to a split vote, meaning the boycott of the festival will continue.
Adam Driver to star in the long-gestating feature, which is set to begin shooting in October; first behind-the-scenes images revealed.
AUGUST 1 UPDATE: The reunion of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass scored the second biggest opening weekend of Universal’s 14-year spy franchise when unadjusted for inflation.
A group of non-profits, journalists and media companies led by The Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press has come out in support of the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s legal battle with the US government.
Venice festival director Alberto Barbera talks breakout candidates, the likelihood of additions and competition with other festivals.
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Venice Production Bridge will incorporate Gap Financing Market and Final Cut events.
Executives at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on Friday revealed the new title for what was previously known as Avengers: Infinity War Part I.
Na Hong Jin’s fantasy horror took the best film prize and audience award.
Projects from directors Bodo Kox and Adrian Panek are also being introduced.
Road trip comedy drama stars Peter Van den Begin as the Belgian head of state.
British director’s latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, to screen at the festival’s open air theatre.
Executive producer Jeremy Thomas to present world premiere of Bhutan film.
Projects include The Distant Barking of Dogs, from The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real.
The deal will also see titles from Dogwoof’s back catalogue appear on the service.
Distributor has made four hires, including Mike Hewitt from Universal.
The Swiss distributor has picked up rights from Sugar Studios to Jijo Reed’s documentary.
Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans among line-up.
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EXCLUSIVE: Morris Ruskin’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up worldwide sales rights to the genre film following its international premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival last week.
Acqusitions include the nine-screen Empire Leicester Square [pictured], while Cineworld Haymarket will be taken over by Empire.
The Pinewood Group is set to be sold to an asset management business in a deal worth just over $425m (£320m).
The pay-TV broadcaster saw profits surge 12% over the last year.
Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.
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Universal Pictures International opens the fifth instalment in its 14-year-old spy franchise in 46 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend.
Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley also set to attend.
Takings beat original 1987 release and 2007 re-release combined.
EXCLUSIVE: US-UK production about a 60+ cheerleading squad is to be directed by The Battle Of The Sexes’ Zara Hayes.
Mike Mill’s upcoming drama will receive its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 8.
EXCLUSIVE: Neil Friedman’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up North American rights to the Dutch dramedy.
The company has acquired US distribution rights from Voltage Pictures to the Pierce Brosnan thriller.
Principal photography has begun in Montreal on Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, which stars Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.
As Montreal genre festival Fantasia’s Frontières International Co-Production Market wrapped, it emerged that five participants have teamed up to release a series of anthologies curated from the Little Terrors short film festival in Toronto.
The director of global horror hit Annabelle will helm the horror-thriller.
Media giant Wanda has purchased the ticketing platform for $350m.
Diversity manager Deborah Williams leaves BFI this month after one year in role.
Five other studios continue to be investigated for anti-competitive licensing deals with Sky UK.
Current president Millard Ochs will transition into advisory role.
The broadcaster’s profits grew 9% year-on-year, with its production arm seeing revenues soar.
Illumination Entertainment founder and The Secret Life Of Pets producer will be honoured with an in conversation event and a special screening.
The studio is plotting to release two to four films next year, with Joo-young Lee’s A Single Rider set to be the first.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.
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The streaming platform is teaming up with John Wells Productions on the story of the sesnational data leak, whose exposure of elitist impropriety triggered political resignations and a host of investigations around the world.