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Kate Middleton

Bafta denies royals rift

24-Jan-2017 | By

Bafta calls report in UK tabloid “nonsense”.

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Roman Polanski pulls out of French Césars after outcry

24-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The decision to honour director still haunted by statutory rape charge sparked controversy.

Stephen Colbert

Stephen Colbert to host 2017 Emmy Awards

24-Jan-2017 | By

Late Show host takes on first major award show; immediately makes Donald Trump joke.

The Giant

'The Giant' wins top prize at 2017 Guldbagge Awards

24-Jan-2017 | By

Other winners at Swedish film awards include The Yard, Martha & Niki and My Aunt In Sarajevo.

The Big Sick

FilmNation unveils more Sundance sales on comedy 'The Big Sick'

23-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Further international sales on the hit Sundance comedy have emerged following Sunday’s $12m deal with Amazon Studios.

The Incredible Jessica James

Sundance: Netflix buys 'Jessica James', 'Joshua', in talks for Hulk Hogan doc

23-Jan-2017 | By

The streaming giant struck twice as a busy Monday drew to a close and interest mounted on Geremy Jasper’s directorial debut Patti Cake$ starring Danielle MacDonald.

Legion Of Brothers

Sundance: Gravitas Ventures acquires US on 'Legion Of Brothers'

23-Jan-2017 | By

Passion Pictures and CNN Films produced the war documentary and Park City premiere.

Ice Cube

Ice Cube, AID Partners strike development pact

23-Jan-2017 | By

The entertainer’s film production company Cube Vision has signed a strategic partnership with the media investment company founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Kelvin Wu.

Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick's WWII drama 'Radegund' scores international deal

23-Jan-2017 | By

David Garrett’s Mister Smith boards period drama, currently in post-production.

Rogue One

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits $1bn worldwide (update)

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Paramount’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage lands with global bow of $71.6m.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' retains top spot as it nears £15m

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Sing records biggest-ever previews for an original animation with $5.21m (£4.19m).

The Blind Christ

'The Blind Christ' among Cartagena festival line-up

23-Jan-2017 | By

Christopher Murray’s Venice entry will screen in the fiction category of official selection when the 57th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) gets underway on March 1.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance: FBI launches review into cyberattack

23-Jan-2017 | By

Festival organisers confirmed to Screen on Monday that the authorities were looking into the unprecedented incident over the weekend.

Come Swim

Sundance: Refinery29, TNT strike anthology deal 

23-Jan-2017 | By

The partners on Monday announced at Sundance a new season of the Shatterbox Anthology film series that backed Kristen Stewart’s directing debut Come Swim.

Oscar

Oscars 2017: how to watch the nominations online

23-Jan-2017 | By

A live video broadcast will begin at 1.18pm GMT on Tuesday (Jan 24).

Sundance Institute

US Briefs: Sundance, Will and Jada Smith announce two-year pact

23-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

In a two-year commitment with the Sundance Institute unveiled in Park City on Monday, The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will support the Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive and year-round work with diverse independent filmmakers and artists.

Jesús

Breaking Glass acquires Chilean festival hit 'Jesús'

23-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Fernando Guzzoni’s thriller, which premiered in Toronto last autumn.

Last Jedi

'Star Wars Episode 8' title confirmed as 'The Last Jedi'

23-Jan-2017 | By

Disney announce title and new first poster on Twitter.

AMC nordic cinema group

China-owned AMC to acquire Nordic Cinema Group in $929m deal

23-Jan-2017 | By

Nordic exhibitor is the largest theatre operator in Scandinavia and the Baltics.

Passengers

'Passengers', 'Arrival' dominate lacklustre China box office

23-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Amid a 22% slide, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers soared to the top of the chart in its second week.

Thoroughbred

Sundance: Deals for 'Thoroughbred', 'Ingrid Goes West', 'The Hero'

22-Jan-2017 | By

A flurry of deals emerged on Sunday evening as the snow smothered Park City and insiders predicted an imminent buy on Amanda Lipitz’s documentary crowd-pleaser Step.

Novitiate

Sundance: SPC takes world on 'Novitiate'

22-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor is understood to have paid mid-seven figures for Maggie Betts’ U.S. Dramatic Competition entry in a deal that closed early on Sunday morning.

The Big Sick

Sundance: Amazon swoops on Judd Apatow-produced 'The Big Sick' in $12m deal

22-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The company stamped its name on Park City for the second year in a row following a Saturday night negotiation for Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser.

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Bleecker Street picks up 'Nostalgia' starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn

22-Jan-2017 | By

The New York-based distributor anounced in Sundance it has acquired North American rights to Mark Pellington’s film starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn and Catherine Keener.

La La Land

'La La Land' wins London Critics' Circle best film

22-Jan-2017 | By

The Oscar frontrunner and BAFTA nominee charmed the UK’s leading critics to win top prize at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel.

Split

'Split' earns M Night Shyamalan US box office crown on $40m (update)

22-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities soared to number one on its debut.

Landline

Screenings rescheduled after Redstone Cinemas power cut

22-Jan-2017 | By

UPDATE: Festvial programmers have found new slots for The Mars Generation, Landline and Dolores.

March On Main

Sundance: Thousands brave poor weather to join March On Main

21-Jan-2017 | By

Main Street was inundated during Saturday’s March On Main as approximately 4,000 people according to police estimates took over Park City.

Chasing Coral

Sundance: Netflix acquires 'Chasing Coral'

21-Jan-2017

The streaming giant is acquiring worldwide rights from Submarine to Jeff Orlowski’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection following its premiere on Saturday.

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance box office reopens after cyberattack

21-Jan-2017 | By

The Salt Lake City box office and online ticketing operations were up and running again on Saturday afternoon after hackers temporarily took them down earlier in the day.

Sophia Dilley

US Briefs: Sophia Dilley moves up at Route One

21-Jan-2017 | By

Route One has promoted Sophia Dilley to vice-president of production and development, effective immediately.

Big Sick

Sundance: Buyers circle comedy 'The Big Sick'

21-Jan-2017 | By

Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser is being courted by at least three major buyers understood to include Amazon Studios following a rapturous response at Friday night’s world premiere.

Megan Ellison

Annapurna launches marketing, distribution operation

20-Jan-2017 | By

The timely development comes as industry sources predict Megan Ellison’s team is in Sundance looking to make a statement buy as the festival heads into its first weekend.

Trophy

Sundance: The Orchard, CNN team up on 'Trophy'

20-Jan-2017

The North American deal understood to be a little over $2m was announced before the Friday world premiere of Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection.

Sundance Film Festival

Untitled Buena Vista Social Club documentary pulled from Sundance

20-Jan-2017 | By

Lucy Walker’s documentary will not screen in Park City due to a longer than expected post-production and Friday’s world premiere has been scrapped.

Cries From Syria

Sundance: Content Media boards ‘Cries From Syria’

20-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

In its second Sundance pick-up, the company has acquired international sales rights to Evgeny Afineevsky’s Syrian civil war documentary ahead of Sunday’s world premiere in Sundance.

Midwife

Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20-Jan-2017 | By

Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.

Swen launches US arm, acquires 'Una'

20-Jan-2017 | By

Latin American distributor Swen has established a US theatrical distribution arm and acquired its first film, Benedict Andrews’ Una.

La La Land

'La La Land' crosses £10m, expands to 650 sites in UK

20-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate musical added an impressive £4m in four weekdays.

Supergirl

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires Slamdance entry 'Supergirl'

20-Jan-2017 | By

Jessie Auritt’s film screens on Saturday in Park City and explores the life of Naomi Kutin, an Orthodox Jewish pre-teen who broke powerlifting world records at the age of nine.

David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam issues Brexit warning

20-Jan-2017 | By

Respected producer calls for government to guarantee “the right to stay” for EU nationals working in VFX and animation sectors.

'The King's Speech' backer Prescience rebrands with new CEO

20-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film and TV financier rebrands as Hindsight following management restructure.

Cut Shoot Kill

EFM: Devilworks reveals first trailers for genre slate

20-Jan-2017 | By

Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.

'Lost In London': was Woody Harrelson's live feature a success?

20-Jan-2017 | By Kaleem Aftab

Screen reports from the live event movie, which was filmed last night (Jan 20) in the UK capital.

Al Gore

Sundance: Al Gore in eco alert to Donald Trump

19-Jan-2017 | By

Former vice-president fires a shot across the bows of climate sceptics on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Mudbound

Sundance 2017: 12 buzz films for buyers (update)

19-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Heading into Park City’s opening night screening of An Inconvenient Sequel on Thursday, we take a look at a dozen acquisition titles likely to spark deals once the action gets underway.

The Wailing

'The Wailing' remake eyed by Scott Free

19-Jan-2017 | By

Hit Korean horror played at Cannes 2016 and scored multiple deals.

Bloom targets EFM launch for 'Lost In London'

19-Jan-2017 | By

Woody Harrelson’s live event movie is garnering interest at Sundance.

Legion Of Brothers

Content Media boards Sundance pick 'Legion Of Brothers'

19-Jan-2017 | By

The company has struck a deal with CNN Films to handle international sales ahead of the world premiere of Greg Barker’s documentary on Saturday.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

Paramount in slate pact with Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media

19-Jan-2017 | By

The Chinese players have struck a slate financing pact with the studio that is potentially worth $1bn.

The Field Guide To Evil

'ABCs Of Death' producers team for new horror anthology

19-Jan-2017 | By

Eight filmmakers from around the world will direct segments, including Baskin’s Can Evrenol.

Fun Mom Dinner

Sundance: 'Fun Mom Dinner' goes to Momentum, Netflix

19-Jan-2017 | By

It emerged on Thursday that North American theatrical and select international streaming deals on the ensemble female comedy closed in earlier pre-festival business.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos linked to Legendary Pictures (reports)

19-Jan-2017 | By

The former chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film is reportedly in talks with the Wanda-owned company.

Barrage

'Barrage', starring Isabelle Huppert and daughter Lolita, finds sales home

19-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Family drama unites Golden Globe winner Huppert with daughter Lolita Chammah on the big screen.

Terry Pratchett

Amazon ties with BBC for Terry Pratchett adaptation

19-Jan-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

SVoD platform and British broadcaster are teaming on a six-episode version of the 1990 comic novel.

Warsaw

Poland expected to launch filming incentive in 2017

19-Jan-2017 | By

The Polish Ministry of Culture is proposing a €22m annual budget for the 25% rebate scheme.

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Cannes Marché, Sheffield Doc/Fest launch VR venture

19-Jan-2017 | By

DDD60 initiative is aimed at improving VR experience online and at festivals.

Menashe

Berlin: 43 titles revealed for Forum

19-Jan-2017 | By

World premieres include Barrage, starring Isabelle Huppert and her daughter Lolita Chammah.

Voyage of Time

Glasgow Film Festival 2017 full lineup unveiled

18-Jan-2017 | By

Festival to host 65 UK Premieres, including Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro.

Park City Main Street

Sundance: speakers join Women’s March On Main

18-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Mario Bello, Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski, Aisha Tyler and Mary McCormack will take part in Saturday’s event in Park City.

Adam Brody

Adam Brody, Sophie Nelisse to star in 'The Kid Detective'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Myriad Pictures will commence international sales at the EFM in Berlin next month on Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures satirical murder mystery.

David Jesteadt

GKIDS promotes David Jesteadt to president

18-Jan-2017 | By

The executive joined GKIDS in 2007 and most recently served as senior vice-president of distribution.

The Crown

Netflix in Q4 subscriber growth surge

18-Jan-2017 | By

Buoyed by a strong response to original content, the digital giant’s fourth quarter boosted international subscribers by 5.12m to 44.37m.

The Grateful Dead

Amazon picks up Grateful Dead documentary

18-Jan-2017 | By

Martin Scorsese is an executive producer on the four-hour documentary.

The Emoji Movie

Julia Roberts, Michelle Rodriguez join 'Smurfs: The Lost Village'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.

Sgt Pepper

Beatles movie about Sgt Pepper album scores sales deal

18-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal album.

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan updates on directing debut, Lee Pace joins cast

18-Jan-2017 | By

The Doctor Who star tells Screen why she was forced to ditch the Tupperware Party title.

HAF Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum

Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum selects 25 projects for 2017

18-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

This year’s event features an unprecedented increase in women directors and a new work-in-progress lab.

Mudbound

US Daily: 'Mudbound' receives Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

18-Jan-2017 | By

Sundance Institute and the Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, have chosen Dee Rees’ anticipated drama for the 2017 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship.

Julianne Nicholson

Production underway on 'I, Tonya'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast alongside Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.

Misfits

'Misfits' director among seven to present new TV dramas in Berlin

18-Jan-2017 | By

Seven high-end European and US drama series will participate in the 2017 edition of the EFM’s TV co-pro event.

roman_polanski

Roman Polanski to preside over French Césars

18-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Decision to fete director still haunted by 1977 statutory rape charge sparks controversy in some quarters in France. 

Ainbo

Cinema Management Group to sell Peruvian animation 'Ainbo'

18-Jan-2017 | By

Ed Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based sales company will launch world sales excluding Peru at the EFM next month on the 3D CGI feature from Tunche Films.

Legendary Thomas Tull

Thomas Tull exits Legendary Entertainment

17-Jan-2017 | By

The founder, chairman and CEO of the Wanda-owned creator of such tentpoles as the Dark Knight trilogy and March release Kong: Skull Island has resigned.

Russell Levine

Route One, Roadmap Writers to develop 'Sabiya'

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russell Levine’s production, development and financing company and the screenwriters resource group announced on Tuesday the winner of their first annual film and television competition.

Passengers

'Passengers' leads Hollywood at international box office on $33m (update)

17-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 17 UPDATE: The sci-fi delivered the best result of Hollywood releases this weekend, scoring an estimated $32.5m from 65 markets to reach $147.1m.

Don’t Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl!

Mundial swoops on Sundance World Cinema Dramatic pair

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Latino film sales subsidiary of IM Global heads to Park City this week with worldwide rights to Don’t Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl! and I Dream In Another Language.

The Slits

Slits movie scores international deal ahead of completion

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards doc about all-women punk band and Australian adventure movie.

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Maisie Williams joins Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston in Aardman’s 'Early Man'

17-Jan-2017 | By

Prehistoric comedy adventure comes from the makers of Shaun The Sheep and Wallace And Gromit.

The Sweet Life

EFM: WestEnd boards Chris Messina, Abigail Spencer comedy

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: American comedy-drama comes from Albert Nobbs producers Mockingbird Pictures.

Curzon

Curzon to receive Bafta for outstanding contribution to cinema

17-Jan-2017 | By

Cinema chain and distribution label to be recognised at this year’s Bafta ceremony.   

US Briefs: Edward Norton, Bella Thorne, Jim Gaffigan join 'The Guardian Brothers'

17-Jan-2017 | By

The Weinstein Company announced on Tuesday additions to the voice cast of its adaptation of Alibaba Pictures’ The Little Door Gods.

Taboo

Tom Hardy series 'Taboo' sells to Spain, Russia, Nordic territories

17-Jan-2017 | By

Period drama is currently airing in the UK and US.

Replace

Richard Stanley-Barbara Crampton horror 'Replace' among Jinga EFM slate

17-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Crampton co-stars in debut co-written by Richard Stanley.

Axolotl Overkill

The Match Factory to sell Sundance title 'Axolotl Overkill'

16-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Helene Hegemann’s debut feature will receive its world premiere in Park City on Friday in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in strong India bow

16-Jan-2017 | By

Paramount executives reported on Monday that the Vin Diesel action release has delivered the eleventh biggest Hollywood launch of all time on the sub-continent.

The Little Prince

France's international box office plummeted in 2016

16-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Unifrance unveils poorest global performance for French films since 2002.

Ella Hunt

Shoot underway on zombie musical 'Anna And The Apocalypse'

16-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Benton, Paul Kaye join Ella Hunt; AMP handles sales; Creative Scotland among backers.

Fair Haven

Breaking Glass acquires 'Fair Haven'

16-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to Kerstin Karlhuber’s LGBT feature debut.

Pierre Lescure re-elected as Cannes Film Festival president

16-Jan-2017 | By

Lescure unanimously re-elected ahead of the festival’s 70th edition.

NFTS

NFTS launches free directing workshop aimed at increasing diversity

16-Jan-2017 | By

Initiative is now open to applicants; the NFTS will fund a short film from each participant.

Night manager

Le Carré's 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' set for BBC1

16-Jan-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy is adapting the novel for The Night Manager producers The Ink Factory.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' dances to Lionsgate's fourth-biggest UK opening

16-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Awards contender scores impressive $7.9m (£6.58m) bow from distributor’s widest-ever release at 606 sites.

Rogue One

China box office: 'Rogue One' stays top, 'Passengers' rules the weekend

16-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Star Wars spin-off has now passed $50m, while Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers ruled the weekend.

Incontrol

News Briefs: Devilworks readies EFM slate

16-Jan-2017 | By

The UK-based genre film sales company has assembled a line-up for Berlin that includes Incontrol and Population Zero.

'Rogue One' becomes top grossing US film released in 2016 (update)

15-Jan-2017 | By

Lucasfilm’s Star Wars stand-alone overtook Finding Dory in a weekend that saw Hidden Figures hold on to number one in its fourth session.

If I Were A Boy

Elle Driver scores RDV deals on Audrey Dana’s 'If I Were A Boy'

14-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy centres on woman who wakes up one morning with something extra.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' wins FIPRESCI prize at Palm Springs

14-Jan-2017 | By

Maren Ade’s German Oscar submission took one of the top prizes at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Sony Entertainment Snapchat

Sony Entertainment chief Michael Lynton to leave for Snapchat

14-Jan-2017 | By

News of the first major studio departure of the year came on Friday as Sony’s corporate executive officer and CEO of Sony Entertainment announced his exit.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

US Briefs: Gugu Mbatha-Raw to star in 'Fast Color'

13-Jan-2017 | By

LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon are joining forces with Original Headquarters’ Jordan Horowitz on the original thriller.

Carrie Fisher

Lucasfilm will not digitally recreate Princess Leia

13-Jan-2017 | By

Star Wars franchise producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and her cohorts have settled the debate over whether the character will be prolonged beyond this year’s December release of Episode VIII.

Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

Berlin 2017: full Generations line-up revealed

13-Jan-2017 | By

Youth-focused Berlinale sidebar will feature 62 short and feature films from 41 countries.

Summer 1993

New Europe picks up Berlin Generation title 'Summer 1993'

13-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Carla Simon’s debut feature was developed through the Berlinale Script Station and Berlinale Co-Production Market.

Sempé’s Raoul Taburin

Altitude boards adaptation of Sempé's 'Raoul Taburin'

13-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch is launching sales on Pan-Européenne-led production at Unifrance RDV in Paris.

The Promise

Sierra/Affinity to handle sales on 'The Promise'

13-Jan-2017 | By

Nick Meyer and his team have boarded Terry George’s drama starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale.

Studio Babelsberg

Germany's Studio Babelsberg to return to local production

13-Jan-2017 | By

Production lot has previously housed international productions including Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

'La La Land' dances atop UK buzz chart

13-Jan-2017 | By

Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone musical swept aside all competitiors to dominate this week’s social media buzz.

Michael Jackson Joseph Fiennes

Sky Arts cancels Michael Jackson comedy after backlash

13-Jan-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Jackson’s daughter had voiced a complaint about the casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes as the pop star.

Sophie Green

WestEnd Films appoints head of acquisitions and development

13-Jan-2017 | By

Former Studiocanal and See Pictures exec Sophie Green has joined the UK sales outfit.

Berlin Syndrome

Vertical Entertainment acquires Sundance entry 'Berlin Syndrome'

13-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor has picked up North American theatrical rights to Cate Shortland’s psychological thriller ahead of its world premiere in Park City on January 20.

Melissa Wohl

US Briefs: Melissa Wohl to head FilmRise sales

12-Jan-2017 | By

Wohl most recently served as senior vice-president of worldwide distribution at Content Media and will spearhead sales on 16-24 new theatrical titles this year and digital releases.

Steve Mnuchin

Steve Mnuchin to divest all film interests

12-Jan-2017 | By

The nominee for treasury secretary in the Donald Trump administration will divest all his business interests including RatPac-Dune Entertainment and Dune Capital Entertainment, according to a letter.

Floris Bauer

Gunpowder & Sky acquires Supergravity Pictures

12-Jan-2017 | By

The ambitious entertainment company that snapped up FilmBuff last year has bought the content creator launched in 2014 by Max Benator and Marc Hustvedt.

Jodie Foster

Number of women directors fell in 2016, study finds

12-Jan-2017 | By

There was a drop in the number of women working on high profile Hollywood films, despite ongoing diversity debate.

EFM

Berlinale Co-Production Market selects 36 projects for 2017 edition

12-Jan-2017 | By

A pool of 550 producers, sales agents and financiers will attend this year’s event.

Body Electric

Dutch comedy, Brazilian drama score sales deals

12-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: M-Appeal snaps up Rotterdam-bound comedy-drama and Ventana Sur hit.

Woman In Black

Hammer Films, Motion Picture Capital team for movie fund

12-Jan-2017 | By

The Hammer Films EIS Fund will back film and TV projects.

'Rogue One' in final ascent to $1bn

12-Jan-2017 | By

Now begins the final march towards the coveted milestone for the Disney-Lucasfilm hit, which as of Thursday stood at $937.8m at the global box office.

Ali The Goat And Ibrahim

Loco Films boards sales on Egyptian road movie 'Ali, The Goat, And Ibrahim'

12-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Off-beat, buddy road movie, which world premiered at Dubai in December, due to screen at Unifrance Rendez-vous in Paris.

Nick D’Angelo

Cristal Pictures ramps up production team

12-Jan-2017 | By

Nick D’Angelo, who most recently served as vice-president of production at Fox 2000, has joined the Los Angeles-based film finance and production company.

Lion

'Lion' in surprise DGA 2017 nod

12-Jan-2017 | By

The Birth Of A Nation director Nate Parker and Deadpool helmer Tim Miller on first-time directors list.

Mark Fasano

Nickel City closes investment, hires Mark Fasano

12-Jan-2017 | By

The Los Angeles and New York-based production company, Nickel City Pictures has brought on the former PalmStar Media executive as partner and president of production.

Chelsea Barnard, Megan Ellison

Chelsea Barnard to head film at Annapurna Pictures

12-Jan-2017 | By

Founder and CEO Megan Ellison announced on Thursday that she has promoted Barnard to president of film.

Screen Jan 6

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12-Jan-2017

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a preview of potential 2017 festival buzz titles and production focuses on Arrival and Fences.

Grainne McKenna Chris Hanson

London-based law firm Wiggin bolsters film & TV team

12-Jan-2017 | By

Chris Hanson and Gráinne McKenna have both been made partners at the company.

Carol

'Carol' producer Christine Vachon to talk at Glasgow Film Festival

12-Jan-2017 | By

BBC, BFI, Film4, Creative Scotland execs to speak on panel discussion about the future of Scottish film industry.

Funny Cow

Production starts on 'Funny Cow' starring Maxine Peake and Paddy Considine

12-Jan-2017 | By

Filming under way on Entertainment One’s 1970s-set comedy drama.

Andre Rieu, Picturehouse, NT Live among 2017 Event Cinema Association award nominees

12-Jan-2017 | By

The ECA has also crowned its 2015-16 box office award winners.

Tribeca_Film_Institute

US Briefs: Tribeca Film Institute shuffles executive deck

11-Jan-2017 | By

Producer Amy Hobby has been promoted to executive director of Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), effective immediately.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson on board Han Solo film

11-Jan-2017 | By

The star has officially signed up to star in Disney-Lucasfilm’s stand-alone Star Wars project.

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UK sales outfit AMP International launches with Salt team

11-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alliance Media Partners teams with Salt executives to launch new company; Matt Bomer thriller on slate.

OJ: Made in America

'O.J.: Made In America', 'Weiner' on DGA doc nominees list

11-Jan-2017 | By

The Directors Guild Of America on Wednesday unveiled nominees in the documentary, television and commercials categories.

Carl Clifton to head Hyde Park International

11-Jan-2017 | By

The industry veteran has left K5 Media Group to serve as Ashok Amritraj’s president of international, effective immediately.

Stalins Couch

Goteborg Film Festival unveils 450 film line-up

11-Jan-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

World premieres include Fanny Ardant’s Stalin’s Couch [pictured], Elisabeth E. Schuch’s The Book Of Birdie, Erlingur Ottar Thoroddsen’s Rift, and Manuel Concha’s Blind Alley.

In Between

Alma Cinema scores US, Euro deals on Palestinian drama 'In Between'

11-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Cross cultural tale of young Palestinians living in Tel Aviv sells to US, Canada and France.

'The Handmaiden', 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' lead Asian Film Award noms

11-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Train To Busan and The Wailing also secured multiple nominations.

Kiss Me

WTFilms launches sales on lesbian rom-com 'Kiss Me!'

11-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French company also unveils first deals on Jean-Claude Brisseau’s erotic 3D drama Tempting Devils.

Let The Girls Play

Exclusive first look: Julien Hallard’s 'Let The Girls Play'

11-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Indie Sales unveils first image of female soccer comedy.

The Delinquent Season

Irish drama starring Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy scores key deals

11-Jan-2017 | By Esther McCarthy

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist to handle sales and Element secures distribution rights to Parallel Films production backed by IFB and BFI.

Megan Leavey

Bleecker Street sets 'Megan Leavey' release

11-Jan-2017 | By

The New York-based distributor has acquired rights from UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of LD Entertainment and will release the true-life drama on June 9.

Silence

'Silence', 'Moonlight' in contention for ASC prize

11-Jan-2017 | By

The American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) on Wednesday unveiled its nominees in the theatrical release and Spotlight categories for the 31st Annual ASC Awards For Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography.

Paul Callaghan

British Council appoints first games and interactive programme manager

11-Jan-2017 | By

UEL lecturer Paul Callaghan will take up the position from mid-January.

Mexican box office

Mexican films drove record admissions in 2016

11-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Local films drove an unprecedented 30.5m ticket sales in Mexico last year, according to data supplied by Imcine and Comscore.

Cineworld

Cineworld reports revenue increase, reshuffles board

11-Jan-2017 | By

Nisan Cohen has been appointed to the role of CFO.

Joel and Ethan Coen

Coen brothers, Annapurna TV team on 'Ballad Of Buster Scruggs'

11-Jan-2017 | By

Oscar-winners working on theatrical/TV project.

Eva Diederix

Eva Diederix appointed Wild Bunch head of international sales

10-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Eva Diederix has been appointed head of international sales at Paris-based Wild Bunch, the company has announced. 

La La Land

Baftas 2017: 'La La Land' leads the way with 11 nominations

10-Jan-2017 | By

Arrival and Nocturnal Animals also in the running with nine nods.

I Married A Dumbass

Argentinian box office drew 50.5m admissions in 2016

10-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: While not quite scaling the heights of the record 2015 cycle, admissions in the fourth largest Latin American film market reached 50.5m last year.

David Linde

Participant Media, Lionsgate International strike sales pact

10-Jan-2017 | By

The parties unveiled their new sales partnership on Tuesday, ending speculation as to who would handle Participant Media’s slate of narratives and select documentaries.

BAFTA

Baftas 2017: full list of nominations

10-Jan-2017 | By Screen staff

Sophie Turner and Dominic Cooper presented this year’s nominations.

Deadpool

'Deadpool' joins usual suspects as PGA nominee

10-Jan-2017 | By

Fox’s superhero adaptation has earned a theatrical nomination from the Producers Guild Of America, which traditionally serves as a strong form guide for Oscar best picture nominees.

Cries From Syria

US Briefs: HBO takes US rights to 'Cries From Syria'

10-Jan-2017 | By

HBO has acquired Evgeny Afineevsky’s Sundance selection and follow-up to Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom in a deal with executive producer David Dinerstein.

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones', 'Rogue One' lead VES nominations

10-Jan-2017 | By

The Visual Effects Society announced on Tuesday its nominees ahead of the 15th Annual VES Awards show in Los Angeles on February 7.

Arrival

Baftas 2017: eOne and Lionsgate score record number of nominations

10-Jan-2017 | By Tom Grater

Arrival helped eOne top the overall list, while Lionsgate was bouyed by La La Land.

Baftas 2017: nominees' reactions

10-Jan-2017 | By Tom Grater

Reactions roll in following this year’s BAFTA nominations.

Chris deFaria

Chris deFaria named DreamWorks Feature Animation Group president

10-Jan-2017 | By

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group top brass announced the development on Tuesday.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange', 'Sully' among Cinema Audio Society sound mixing nominees

10-Jan-2017 | By

The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) on Tuesday announced nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016.

Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art

Los Angeles to house George Lucas museum

10-Jan-2017 | By

In a move that further enhances the arts profile of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday the city will house the Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art.

Vincent Lindon

MFI to launch sales on Giannoli's 'The Apparition' at Paris RDV

10-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Vincent Lindon stars as journalist investigating saintly apparition

Odeon ticket prices

Odeon UK & Ireland hires new managing director

10-Jan-2017 | By

Cinema group appoints three senior executives.

Trainspotting

'T2 Trainspotting', 'Logan' join Berlin lineup

10-Jan-2017 | By ,

X-Men spinoff and Trainspotting sequel to play Out of Competition.

Tom Of Finland

'Tom Of Finland' to open Goteborg Film Festival

10-Jan-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Dome Karukoski’s biopic will have its world premiere at the Swedish festival.

Hidden Figures

'Hidden Figures' claims North American crown on $22.8m (update)

9-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 9 UPDATE: Fox’s NASA drama surged 16 places in its third session to topple Rogue One after three weekends at the summit.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump blasts Meryl Streep after Golden Globes speech

9-Jan-2017 | By

President-elect insults Hollywood icon after her critical Golden Globes speech.

David Lynch The Art Life

David Lynch talks 'Twin Peaks' at TCA event

9-Jan-2017 | By

The elusive filmmaker and artist attended the Showtime session at the annual Television Critics Association press tour on Monday and spoke cryptically about his reboot of the beloved series.

Assassins Creed

UK box office: 'Assassin's Creed' debuts top but 'Rogue One' leads Fri-Sun

9-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s video game adaptation lands with eight-day $6.42m (£5.29m) opening as Disney’s spin-off nears £60m.

TRUMPED

Sundance adds Drake Doremus drama, Donald Trump election doc

9-Jan-2017 | By

Festival top brass added two new world premieres to the line-up on Monday, expanding the overall selection to 120 features.

mk2

France’s MK2, Canada's Charles Tremblay co-launch Montreal-based MK2 | Mile End 

9-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based MK2 creates joint film company with former co-founding managing director of Quebec’s Metropole Films. 

'Rogue One' crosses $900m worldwide (update)

9-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 9 UPDATE: Disney’s Star Wars spin-off lands in China with estimated three-day $31m chart-topping debut.

The Last Family

Polish drama 'The Last Family' wins distribution initiative

9-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Heartstone, The Red Turtle, 24 Weeks and After Love also selected for release.

Rogue One

'Rogue One' debuts top of the Chinese box office

9-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Star Wars spin-off makes $30m in its opening weekend.

British Golden Globe winners

Golden Globes 2017: British stars dominate TV awards

9-Jan-2017 | By

There were wins for The Night Manager cast and The Crown.

 John Rhodes

Orb Media Group, ScreenCraft Media launch writing fellowship

9-Jan-2017 | By Tyler Pukatch

EXCLUSIVE: The US-Chinese production company and the screenwriter development platform have launched the Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship.

The Levelling

monterey media acquires TIFF selection 'The Levelling'

9-Jan-2017 | By

The Los Angeles-based distributor has picked up all US rights from Mongrel International to Hope Dickson Leach’s drama.

Stephanie Trepanier

North American briefs: Stephanie Trepanier joins Métropole Films

9-Jan-2017 | By

The founder of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s Frontières International Co-Production Market will serve as director of distribution.

Meryl Streep

Golden Globes 2017: Meryl Streep criticises Donald Trump, president-elect responds

8-Jan-2017 | By

Update: Donald Trump has responded to Streeps comments, calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood”.

Golden Globes winners

Golden Globes 2017: complete list of winners

8-Jan-2017 | By

Lionsgate’s La La Land won seven awards including best musical or comedy, while A24’s Moonlight was crowned best dramatic film.

Golden Globes la la land

Golden Globes 2017: 'La La Land' rules the night

8-Jan-2017 | By

The Lionsgate musical enjoyed a spectacular night as it converted seven nominations into seven wins at the 74th annual Golden Globes on Sunday – but Meryl Streep stole the show.

Call Me By Your Name

SPC acquires Sundance entry 'Call Me By Your Name'

7-Jan-2017 | By

In a second notable pre-festival buy, the distributor has picked up worldwide rights to Luca Guadagnino’s anticipated drama from WME Global and UTA Independent Film Group.

Moonlight

'Moonlight' wins National Society Of Film Critics poll

7-Jan-2017 | By

The drama prevailed in Saturday’s vote, earning best picture, director for Barry Jenkins, supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and cinematography for James Laxton.

Deadpool

'Deadpool' leads Golden Globe nominees in social media presence (study)

7-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles-based Jumpwire Media has revealed the social media profile of each of the ten best picture nominees.

Gibson

US Briefs: 'Hacksaw Ridge', Lion among winners at 6th Australian Academy awards

7-Jan-2017 | By

The Los Angeles awards show honouring the best in Australian and international cinema saw Mel Gibson prevail in the best director category for Hacksaw Ridge.

lemon

Rotterdam to open with US comedy-drama 'Lemon'

6-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Debut feature, starring Brett Gelman, Michael Cera and Judy Greer, to get international premiere at Rotterdam.

Rogue One

UK box office hits record high in 2016

6-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney enjoys the biggest-ever year for any distributor of all time with $370.3m (£300.7m).

This Is Our Land

Release of 'This Is Our Land' to go ahead despite Front National protests

6-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Politics drama that upset France’s Front National party to market premiere at Rendez-vous with French cinema.

Om Puri

Stars react to the death of Indian actor Om Puri

6-Jan-2017 | By

Narenda Modi, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kapoor pay tribute to the celebrated actor.

Stanley Bielecki

Photographer and publicity consultant Stanley Bielecki dies aged 91

6-Jan-2017 | By Screen staff

Bielecki worked on Star Wars, Superman and Alien.

Om Puri

Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66 from a heart attack

6-Jan-2017 | By

The actor was best known in Britain for East Is East and My Son The Fanatic.

Rogue One

'Rogue One' heads into China

6-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 6 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands at $838.3m worldwide heading into its fourth session as it prepares to launch in China.

Wiang Ju

China’s Bingchi sets 'Villain' as first production

6-Jan-2017 | By

Jiang Wu (pictured) and Song Yang star in suspense drama about class conflict.

Lemonade Beyonce

'Jackie', 'Beyoncé: Lemonade' among Art Directors Guild nominees

5-Jan-2017 | By

The Guild announced on Thursday nominations for the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards across a multitude of categories covering features, TV, commercials and music videos.

Hacksaw

'Hacksaw Ridge' becomes biggest imported war film in China

5-Jan-2017 | By

Bliss Media distributes the World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson, which has crossed $50m in China and earned a rare extension.

Song To Song

Terrence Malick’s 'Song To Song' to open SXSW

5-Jan-2017 | By

The world premiere of the US auteur’s latest film starring Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender will kick off events in Austin, Texas, on March 10.

Westworld

'Westworld', 'Stranger Things' earn Producers Guild Of America TV nods

5-Jan-2017 | By

The Guild on Thursday unveiled its nominees in the categories of television series/specials, children’s programmes, long-form television, sports programmes and digital series.

BAFTA rising star nominees 2017

Tom Holland, Ruth Negga among Bafta Rising Star nominees

5-Jan-2017 | By

The other nominees are Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges and Anya Taylor-Joy.

Glasgow Film Festival

Andrew Scott, David Tennant films to bookend Glasgow Film Festival

5-Jan-2017 | By

Handsome Devil to kick-off the event, Mad To Be Normal picked as Closing Film Gala.

F Rating

Film rating that highlights role of women gains support

5-Jan-2017 | By

The ‘F-rating’ has been adopted by cinemas, festivals and IMDb.

La La Land

US Briefs: 'La La Land' to get Imax run

5-Jan-2017 | By

Lionsgate’s awards season heavyweight is getting the large screen format treatment from January 13.

dan guando

Bloom names Dan Guando production president

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

Former Weinstein Company executive Dan Guando has joined Los Angeles-based Bloom as president of production.

xXx

Revolution Studios sold to investment fund

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

Hollywood film and TV production operation Revolution Studios has been bought by investment fund and asset management company Content Partners.

Django

Berlin to open with Django Reinhardt biopic

4-Jan-2017 | By

Etienne Comar’s directorial debut stars Reda Kateb as iconic musician.

Hell High Water

'Hell Or High Water', 'Deadpool' score WGA nominations

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

Writers of Hell or High Water, La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards.

casting jonbenet

Netflix picks up 'Casting JonBenet'

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to documentary Casting JonBenet, which is set to get its world premiere in the US Documentary Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

drifter

'Drifter' to XLrator for North America

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to horror-thriller from producer-director Chris von Hoffmann.

A Heart Of Love

Rotterdam reveals Bright Future selection

4-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IFFR reveals lineup and jury for programme focused on emerging filmmakers.

The Girl On The Train

eOne scores its biggest ever UK box office in 2016

4-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mini-major confirms £109.2 haul, placing it ahead of two studios.

Captain America: Civil War

Hong Kong box office down by 2% in 2016

4-Jan-2017 | By

Captain America: Civil War topped the charts in Hong Kong, but local films also performed well.

'La La Land', 'Manchester By The Sea' editors up for Eddie Awards

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

The editors of awards season front-runners La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are among nominees.

By The Time It Gets Dark

Luxbox secures US, French sales on 'By The Time It Gets Dark'

4-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film exploring legacy of Thailand’s 1976 Thammasat University massacre scores international deals.

Zootopia

French cinema admissions rose by more than 3% in 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Second biggest annual box office since 1966 in year dominated by Disney.

Disney passes $3bn in domestic box office

3-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

Disney has become the first Hollywood studio ever to take more than $3bn in annual gross at the North American box office.

EuropaCorp, STX in US distribution deal

3-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

Three-year deal will see STX release Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets plus three other EuropaCorp films in 2017.

chirs bialek

Bialek named MonteCristo president

3-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

US sales and production company MonteCristo International Entertainment has named former Carolco and Seven Arts executive Chris Bialek (pictured) as president.

SF Studios

SF Studios teams with Anton Corp to co-finance English-language films

3-Jan-2017 | By

The deal is expected help Nordic major SF Studios expand internationally.

Rotterdam reveals Tiger competition lineup

3-Jan-2017 | By

Rotterdam reveals 2017 Tiger lineup and jury ahead of 46th edition.

UK box office: 'Rogue One' becomes biggest release of 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Star Wars spin-off overtakes Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts on final day of the year.

Deadpool

Most pirated films of 2016 revealed

3-Jan-2017 | By

Deadpool tops list, Batman V Superman, Star Wars also make top 10.

Railroad Tigers and See You Tomorrow

'Railroad Tigers' unseats 'See You Tomorrow' at China box office

3-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Jackie Chan back on top, Great Wall nears $150m.

The Mermaid

China box office growth declined sharply in 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By

After years of huge growth, the Chinese box office plateaued last year.

'Rogue One' storms to $441m in North America

2-Jan-2017 | By

JAN 3 UPDATE: The stand-alone Star Wars sci-fi finished 2016 as the second highest grossing film between the January 1-December 31 period and will soon overtake Finding Dory to become the biggest film released in 2016.

La La Land

US Briefs: Lionsgate triumphs at Capri fest

2-Jan-2017 | By

La La Land and Hacksaw Ridge earned six and five awards respectively as the 21st edition of Capri, Hollywood - The International Film Festival came to a close in Italy.

'Rogue One' nears $800m worldwide

2-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Sing crosses $100m mark at the international box office.

Bill Marshall

Toronto International Film Festival co-founder Bill Marshall dies aged 77

1-Jan-2017 | By

The producer and Canadian film industry pioneer died of a heart attack on Sunday in hospital in Toronto. He was 77.

Finding Dory

2016 hits ‘record’ $11.4bn, ranks seventh in real terms

1-Jan-2017 | By

Despite numerous high-profile flops, it was record average ticket prices, premium pricing and a handful of blockbusters that pushed the year in North America to a numeric high – although inflation tells a different story.

'Arrival' crosses $150m at global box office

1-Jan-2017 | By

The sci-fi awards contender starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner has reached $151.7m, North American distributor Paramount announced on Sunday.

Ten industry storylines set to dominate 2017

1-Jan-2017 | By

From China to Brexit, Screen gazes into its crystal ball…

'Rogue One' becomes second biggest North American release of 2016

1-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 1 UPDATE: The sci-fi stand-alone from Disney-owned Lucasfilm surged to $408.2m by January 1.

2016

In memoriam: the film stars and directors we lost in 2016

31-Dec-2016

We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector Babenco

Star Wars: Episode VII Abu Dhabi

US Briefs: JJ Abrams in ACE editors honour

30-Dec-2016 | By

The board of American Cinema Editors (ACE) said on Friday the group will present the filmmaker with its ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. 

Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds dies day after her daughter Carrie Fisher

29-Dec-2016 | By

The Oscar-nominated star of such iconic films as Singin’ In The Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown has died in Los Angeles, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. She was 84.

Gibson

US Briefs: Mel Gibson in Capri fest honour

29-Dec-2016 | By

The Hacksaw Ridge filmmaker has been named Director Of The Year at the Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival.

ryan gosling

Ryan Gosling, Damien Chazelle to reunite on Neil Armstrong pic 'First Man'

29-Dec-2016 | By

Universal Pictures sources confirmed on Thursday the Golden Globe-nominated star of La La Land will reteam with his director to portray the pioneering astronaut.

Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes 2016 earnings list

28-Dec-2016 | By

One of Western cinema’s busiest action stars has come top of the annual poll of Hollywood earners at the global box office as women claimed three of the top five slots.

Mike Leigh

The BFI's 10 biggest production awards of 2016

28-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

Four films, including the latest projects from Amma Asante, Mike Leigh and Lynne Ramsay, were granted more than £1m in production funding in 2016.

Alibaba

China's Alibaba plots $7.2bn entertainment war chest (report)

28-Dec-2016 | By

The Chinese titan’s Digital Media And Entertainment Group offshoot has ring-fenced more than 50bn yuan for content investment over the next three years, according to Reuters.

Carrie Fisher

Disney, 'Star Wars' cast react to Carrie Fisher's death

27-Dec-2016 | By

Bob Iger, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams have paid their respects to the Princess Leia actress.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher: 'Star Wars' icon dies aged 60

27-Dec-2016 | By

The actress suffered a heart attack last week.

Ismaels Ghosts

New Jean-Luc Godard, Omar Sy films on 2017 Wild Bunch slate

27-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company reshuffles sales team as Carole Baraton steps down as head of sales.

Reservoir Dogs

Miramax CEO Steven Schoch to depart

27-Dec-2016 | By

The senior executive will leave the company before the end of the year, it emerged on Tuesday.

High Rise

The BFI's five biggest distribution awards of 2016

26-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

From US indie hits to British social realist drama, Screen charts the BFI’s biggest grants in 2016.

'Rogue One' targets top three 2016 finish (update)

26-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 27 UPDATE: Lucasfilm’s sci-fi grossed a confirmed $96.1m over the holiday weekend as it crossed $570m worldwide.

Eliseo Subiela

Americas briefs: Argentinian director Eliseo Subiela dies

26-Dec-2016 | By

The director of the magic realism school who directed 1992 rom-com The Dark Side Of The Heart starring Dario Grandinetti has died. He was 71.

Brexit

Screen's most-read stories of 2016

25-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

Topics that were popular with Screen readers in 2016 included Blade Runner, Baahubali, our Cannes jury grid and of course, Brexit.

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher 'stable' after heart attack on plane (update)

23-Dec-2016 | By

UPDATED: The Star Wars legend is in intensive care in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London last Friday.

El Inca

Venezuelan judge orders parties to watch banned film (update)

23-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 26 UPDATE: The judge who ordered El Inca to be pulled from theatres has postponed further court hearings on the matter until he and everybody involved in the case have watched the film.

'Rogue One' is tenth biggest North American release of 2016

23-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 23 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story added $31.7m at the worldwide box office on Thursday according to Disney estimates.

Road To Mandalay

Asian titles 'Road To Mandalay', 'By The Time It Gets Dark' get UK deals

23-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit Day For Night has acquired the Venice and Locarno titles.

The Ten Commandments: The Movie

Brazil box office hits record high in 2016

23-Dec-2016 | By

Local hits including The Ten Commandments: The Movie boosted takings this year.

On The Road

Berlin 2017: Michael Winterbottom music doc, Lena Dunham-voiced animation in Generations

23-Dec-2016 | By

Three UK features among first 15 films selected for Berlin’s Generations programme.

Trainspotting

Scottish film and TV production given £1.25m funding boost

23-Dec-2016 | By

Previous funding has been awarded to productions including T2: Trainspotting and In Plain Sight.

Bad Moms

'A Bad Moms Christmas' to open in November 2017

23-Dec-2016 | By

Los Angeles-based STX Entertainment on Friday is lining up the sequel to its hit comedy for a November 3 release.

'Rogue One' tops UK social buzz for third week

23-Dec-2016 | By

The Star Wars spin-off garnered a huge amount of social media attention over the last seven days.

Screen December 23

Screen December 23 2016

23-Dec-2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a VFX focus and interviews with Michelle Williams and Bafta’s Amanda Berry.

My Happy Family

MFI boards Nana & Simon's Sundance-bound 'My Happy Family'

22-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company reteams with In Bloom directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross.

David S Goyer

US Briefs: 'Assassination Nation' cast bulks up for Foxtail, Phantom Four

22-Dec-2016 | By

Foxtail Entertainment and David Goyer’s Phantom Four have signed Odessa Young, Hari Nef, R&B musician ABRA and Suki Waterhouse to the thriller.

Wes Anderson

Fox Searchlight takes world rights to Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs'

22-Dec-2016 | By

Animated feature is currently in production in London.

Genna Terranova

Genna Terranova joins Amazon Studios

22-Dec-2016 | By

The former director of the Tribeca Film Festival will reportedly oversee virtual reality projects at the digital giant.

Oscar make-up

'Deadpool', 'Suicide Squad' on Oscars makeup & hairstyling shortlist

21-Dec-2016 | By

Academy on Wednesday also announced that 336 films are eligible for the best picture category.

Dune

Denis Villeneuve in talks for 'Dune' reboot

21-Dec-2016 | By

The Canadian auteur, deep into production on Blade Runner 2049 and riding high on critical and commercial success with awards contender Arrival, is in early talks with Legendary.

The Hurt Locker

Chinese firm aborts $350m Voltage Pictures acquisition

21-Dec-2016 | By

Company cancels US investment and instead targets Hong Kong outfit Pegasus Entertainment.

Blade Runner 2049 2

'Blade Runner 2049' will be R-rated, confirms Denis Villeneuve

21-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Director also revealed details of the film’s shoot, which recently wrapped in Hungary.

The Crescent

Production wraps in Canada on 'The Crescent'

21-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seth Smith’s psychedelic horror filmed at a remote beach house on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Moonlight

'Moonlight' wins The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists vote

21-Dec-2016 | By

The awards season frontrunner earned seven awards including best film, best director for Barry Jenkins, best ensemble cast and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.

Captain America Civil War

Disney to cross record $7bn at worldwide box office in 2016

20-Dec-2016 | By

Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn on Monday hailed what is set to become an “historic” industry achievement this week.

HanWay makes key hires

20-Dec-2016 | By

HanWay appoints head of sales and head of distribution and marketing.

Curious George doc

US Briefs: The Orchard buys world rights to Curious George doc

20-Dec-2016 | By

The distributor has finalised a deal for global rights to Monkey Business: The Adventures Of Curious George’s Creators.

Arrival

Team Screen's best films of 2016

20-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

Find out what made our top 10 films of 2016 - and which films feature on Team Screen’s overall top 10.

Berlin film festival

Berlin 2017: first Panorama titles announced

20-Dec-2016 | By

South African-set The Wound, directed by John Trengove, set to kick off this year’s Panorama main programme.

Love & Friendship

London Critics' Circle Film Awards Nominations: ‘Moonlight’, ‘Love & Friendship’ lead the way

20-Dec-2016 | By

Toni Erdmann has six nominations, American Honey, La La Land and Manchester By The Sea on five.

The Great Wall

‘The Great Wall’ conquers China box office

20-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Great Wall in at number one; 2016 annual takings set to break new records

Blade Runner 2049

'Blade Runner 2049' first trailer revealed

19-Dec-2016

Sequel to iconic sci-fi directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

UK box office: 'Rogue One' records biggest opening of 2016

19-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Star Wars spin-off achieves second-highest December opening of all time behind The Force Awakens.

Vernon Wiseman

Redeeming Features acquires majority share in ex-Metrodome MD’s company

19-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK production outfit buys 80% of shares in production and consultancy venture Port Royal.

First Girl I Loved

Australian production and sales outfit launches with Sundance romance 'First Girl I Loved'

19-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Recently launched Arcadia heads to Utah with survival thriller.

Matteo Garrone

Eurimages to support 13 films including Garrone’s 'Pinocchio'

19-Dec-2016 | By

Council of Europe’s cinema fund to award €3,843,000.

Berlinale

Berlin expands TV strand Drama Series Days for 2017

19-Dec-2016 | By

Drama Series Days will now run for three days and moves to a new venue.

'Rogue One' blasts off with $290.5m worldwide (update)

19-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them crosses $500m overseas.

Glory (2016)

'Glory' wins top prize at Les Arcs European Film Festival

19-Dec-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Other big winners were Home, Layla M, The Fixer and Lady Macbeth.

Youth In Oregon

US Briefs: Orion Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Films buy 'Youth In Oregon'

19-Dec-2016 | By

The partners plan to release Joel David Moore’s drama theatrically and on demand in the US on February 3.

US box office

'Rogue One' conquers North America, Will Smith's 'Collateral Beauty' flops (update)

18-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 19 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has scored the second highest December opening in history behind last year’s $247.9m by Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99

18-Dec-2016 | By

The Hungarian-born socialite and celebrity has died at her Bel Air home after reportedly suffering a heart attack. She was 99.

Abrazame Come Antes

US briefs: 'Abrázame Como Antes' triumphs at Costa Rica fest

18-Dec-2016 | By

Jurgen Ureña’s film was named Best Central American Feature Film and Best National Feature Film as the 2016 Costa Rica International Film Festival (CRFIC) wrapped on Sunday.

'Arrival', 'Doctor Strange' on Academy FX shortlist

16-Dec-2016 | By

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Friday unveiled the ten films that remain in the running for the visual effects Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards.

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' storms past $130m worldwide

16-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 16 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday evening that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossed in the low $70m range on opening day Friday in North America.

A Man Called Ove

Soda Pictures takes Oscar contender 'A Man Called Ove' for UK

16-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Swedish comedy-drama is the country’s most successful film for 32 years.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson directing debut will film in one-take and be broadcast live

16-Dec-2016 | By

Lost In London will be shot in one-take in the British capital in January.

Screen Dec 16 2016

Screen December 16 2016

16-Dec-2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a documentary focus and an interview with Nocturnal Animals director Tom Ford.

Catherine Trautmann

Eurimages appoint Catherine Trautmann as president

16-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Former French minister of culture succeeds outgoing president Jobst Plog on Jan 1, 2017.

Josh Hartnett Shinobu Terajima

Hartnett, Terajima head cast of US-Japan comedy 'Oh Lucy!'

16-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are executive producing the feature adaptation of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s short film, which stars Shinobu Terajima and Josh Hartnett.

'Rogue One' continues UK social media buzz domination

16-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Seasonal comedy Office Christmas Party claimed second place.

Moonlight

US Briefs: Palm Springs honour for Mahershala Ali

16-Dec-2016 | By

The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Mahershala Ali with the Breakthrough Performance Award on January 2 for his role in Moonlight at its annual Film Awards Gala. 

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' on Oscar foreign-language shortlist

16-Dec-2016 | By

Maren Ade’s much-fancied German crowd-pleaser is among nine selected by the Academy to proceed to the nominations phase but there is no joy for Asia or Latin America.

Viceroy House

First trailer for 'Viceroy's House' starring Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson

16-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Colonial drama with impressive cast set for March 2017 release.

'Rogue One' ready to rule the world

15-Dec-2016 | By

Disney had not reported the first wave of international launches for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at time of writing, however results are expected to be impressive.

Stephen Fry Hermann Goering

Stephen Fry to play top Nazi in biopic of wartime opera singer Margery Booth

15-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Udo Kier attached to play Hitler and Lesley Garrett to provide vocals for biopic based on remarkable true story.

Mike Dunn

Mike Dunn promoted to new product strategy, consumer development role at Fox

15-Dec-2016 | By

20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced a new role on Thursday for the president of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Worldwide.

Other Side Of Hope

Kaurismäki, Potter, Trueba among Berlin 2017 first wave

15-Dec-2016 | By

Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Sally Potter among Competition lineup.

The Sense of An Ending

'The Sense of An Ending' to open 2017 Palm Springs fest

15-Dec-2016 | By

The world premiere of Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of the Julian Barnes novel starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling will kick off proceedings at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 5.

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts to star in 'Today Will Be Different' for Annapurna Television

15-Dec-2016 | By

The Oscar-winner has signed on to star in and produce the adaptation of Maria Semple’s bestseller – the first series announced by Megan Ellison’s new venture.

Intrigo

Enderby snaps up rights to 'Intrigo' novel trilogy

15-Dec-2016 | By

Swedish writer Hakan Nesser’s Nordic Noir books have sold more than 20million copies worldwide and will be published in English and additional languages in 2017.

Frontieres

'Love And Friendship', 'The Witch' producers selected for Frontières Finance Forum

15-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Sherlock and Doctor Who director among filmmakers with projects at Amsterdam forum which is a partnership between the Cannes Marché and Montreal’s Fantasia.

The Hungry

Cinestaan, Film London’s Shakespeare adaptation 'The Hungry' begins shoot

15-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra head the cast of UK-India co-production, which is a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.

The Dark Wind

Kurdish director Hussein Hassan’s Isis drama triumphs in Dubai

15-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The 13th edition of DIFF has revealed its winners with The Dark Wind scooping top prize.

Ateliers du Cinema Europeen

Van der Vloed to head ACE as producers body moves to Amsterdam

15-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer body set to relocate to Amsterdam from Paris in early 2017.

Suntan

Screen critics pick their hidden gems of 2016

15-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

Ten Screen critics select their hidden film gems of the year.

Shooting stars

European Shooting Stars 2017 revealed

15-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

The young acting talent will be presented on the opening weekend of next year’s Berlinale.

Sky Fox

Fox finalises £11.7bn Sky takeover bid

15-Dec-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

The deal values the UK broadcaster at £18.5bn.

Shah Rukh Khan

Netflix signs exclusive multi-film deal with Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan

15-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Bollywood legend grants Netflix exclusive streaming rights to his upcoming projects.

Empire Cinemas CinemaNext

CinemaNext, Empire Cinemas strike services deal

15-Dec-2016 | By

The deal with Empire sees CinemaNext expand UK footprint.

US Briefs: Oliver Stone to receive WGA honour

15-Dec-2016 | By

The iconic filmmaker will receive the Writers Guild Of America, West’s 2017 Laurel Award for screenwriting achievement in recognition of his body of work.

Bafta masks

Bafta reveals membership diversity, eligibility shake-up

14-Dec-2016 | By

Bafta to introduce a series of diversity measures following survey of members.

The Conjuring 2

Emmerich moves up at Warner Bros, Silverman to depart

14-Dec-2016 | By

In a big shake-up at the studio, New Line COO and president Toby Emmerich is replacing Greg Silverman as the chief creative force at Warner Bros.

Reservoir Dogs

Two docs, two from the archives join Sundance 2017 roster

14-Dec-2016 | By

Festival brass on Wednesday added two Documentary Premieres as well as a pair of favourites from the vaults – Desert Hearts and Reservoir Dogs.

Xavier Marchand Mark Gordon

Xavier Marchand exits eOne to launch Moonriver Content

14-Dec-2016 | By ,

Moonriver signs multi-year partnership with eOne and The Mark Gordon Company; announces first movie.

SAG Nods 2017

Viggo Mortensen, Emily Blunt in surprise 2017 SAG Awards nods

14-Dec-2016 | By

The Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday dropped two surprise additions into the awards race as Manchester By The Sea led the way on four nominations.

Keywan Karimi

Industry steps up calls for Iran to free director Keywan Karimi

14-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film-maker faces 223 lashes during his one-year jail sentence which has just begun.

The Winter

'The Winter', 'Trespass Against Us' triumph at inaugural Macau fest

14-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Emiliano Torres’ The Winter [pictured] was named best film at the first edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM).

Return To Homs

Syria’s Proaction Film rebrands as No Nation Films

14-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Syrian founders Orwa Nyrabia and Diana El Jeiroudi rebrand Berlin-based production company.

Villa Touma

Nejjar, Breish and Arraf secure Doha Film Institute grants

14-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Qatar’s Doha Film Institute (DFI) backs 32 projects in autumn funding round.

Dunkirk

First trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'

14-Dec-2016 | By

WW2 epic stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles

Patricia Röckenwagner

US Briefs: STX hires chief comms officer

14-Dec-2016 | By

Communications specialist Patricia Röckenwagner has been brought in to the newly created role, effective January 17.

A Monster Calls

'A Monster Calls' tops Goya nominations in Spain

14-Dec-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Bayona’s film scoops 12 nods, followed closely by ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ and ‘The Fury Of A Patient Man’.

Mark Boal

Mark Boal ‘happy’ over First Amendment victory

13-Dec-2016 | By

The investigative journalist and Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer of The Hurt Locker hailed on Tuesday the settlement of his Bowe Bergdahl recordings case with the US government.

Latin American Film Commision Network

Trinidad & Tobago joins LatAm film network

13-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In a highly significant step for the region, Trinidad & Tobago has become the first Caribbean nation to join the Latin American Film Commission Network (LAFCN).

Annette Bening

US Briefs: Annette Bening in Palm Springs career honour

13-Dec-2016 | By

The star of 20th Century Women who also apears in Rules Don’t Apply will receive the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Career Achievement Award on January 2.

Johnny Depp

Production begins on 'Labyrinth' starring Johnny Depp

13-Dec-2016 | By

Good Films chief Miriam Segal said on Tuesday that shooting has begun in Los Angeles on the crime drama that also stars Forest Whitaker.

Oscars

91 songs, 145 scores in contention for the Oscar

13-Dec-2016 | By

Academy brass on Tuesday announced the roster of songs and scores that will advance to the nominations stage for the 89th Academy Awards.

God's Own Country

Protagonist strikes for Sundance drama 'God’s Own Country'

13-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK debut backed by BFI and Creative England stars rising actor Josh O’Connor, Ian Hart and Gemma Jones.

Scott Einbinder

Cristal Pictures snaps up 'Imago' pitch

13-Dec-2016 | By

The Los Angeles and Beijing-based producer-financier – backed by Chris Liu’s East Light Film Company – is lining up the sci-fi disaster story.

Nails

Horror 'Nails' gets world sales and UK distribution deal

13-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedian Ross Noble co-stars in horror from Irish outfit Fantastic Films.

Golden Globe brits

British and Irish actors score 18 Golden Globe nominations

13-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Naomie Harris, Hugh Grant and Tom Hiddleston make the Golden Globe shortlist.

Les Arcs 2015

'Hidden City' wins Work in Progress award at Les Arcs film festival

13-Dec-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The €50,000 prize sponsored by Eurimages goes to a Spanish-French co production that mixes science fiction and documentary.

The Bully Project

Beta Film buys stake in Dutch TV outfit Lineup

13-Dec-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Gomorrah distributor Beta has taken a minority stake in the TV formats company.

Focus Features

Focus Features acquires graphic novel 'Patience'

13-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Wilson and Ghost World writer Daniel Clowes will adapt his own graphic novel.

Neon Bull

IFFR: Gabriel Mascaro, Eva Husson, Ben Rivers set for CineMart 2017

13-Dec-2016 | By

A total of 26 film projects will participate in this year’s co-production market in Rotterdam.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' tops Screen critics' best films of 2016

13-Dec-2016 | By , Nicholas Earl

Manchester By The Sea is second, while Moonlight sits third.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' retains international lead with $33.1m (update)

12-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off reaches $480.7m after four weeks in play.

Globes

'La La Land', 'Moonlight' lead 2017 Golden Globe nominations

12-Dec-2016 | By

La La Land and Moonlight lead the nominations list.

'Rogue One' on course for $250m-$300m global bow

12-Dec-2016 | By

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens day-and-date in most major markets this week when insiders say it could gross between $130m and $150m internationally by Sunday.

Golden Globes 2017 – the nominees react

12-Dec-2016 | By

Monday’s nominees for the upcoming 74th Golden Globe Awards express surprise, gratitude – and a love for tickle fights.

Globes 2

Golden Globe nominations 2017: 6 snubs and surprises

12-Dec-2016 | By

Fences, Sully and Silence were all snubbed, but there was good news for Deadpool and Mel Gibson.

Margot Robbie

Miramax acquires US rights to 'I, Tonya'

12-Dec-2016 | By

One of the buzz titles of the recent AFM has found its US home.

UK box office: 'Fantastic Beasts' retains lead for fourth straight week

12-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off up to $53.2m (£42.3m); eOne’s Office Christmas Party lands with five-day $1.5m (£1.19m) debut.

Goldfinch Entertainment bought out by MD

12-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Backer of Burn Burn Burn, Tiger Raid and Broken spins off from accountancy firm NLP.

Bob Bakish

Redstones put brakes on Viacom-CBS merger

12-Dec-2016 | By

Shari Redstone and her father Sumner Redstone have called off early talks to combine the companies.

Screen Dubai 2016 day 5

Dubai 2016: Screen's dailies

12-Dec-2016

Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.

German fleet

UK financier acquires screen rights to WWII story 'Operation Suicide'

12-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

EXCLUSIVE: Motion Picture Capital acquires movie rights to new account of WWII raid.

Toni Erdmann

Toronto Film Critics honour 'Toni Erdmann', 'Moonlight'

12-Dec-2016 | By

Maren Ade’s German comedy won three awards including best director and best actress, while Barry Jenkins’s drama was named best film.

Adam Bakri

Adam Bakri to star in Sen-Gupta’s Slam

12-Dec-2016 | By

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian actor Adam Bakri (Omar) has been cast in Sydney-based director Partho Sen-Gupta’s upcoming drama Slam, alongside Australian actress Rachael Blake.

Embargo

US Briefs: Miami fest Google Seminar Series to focus on women, race

12-Dec-2016 | By

Miami Dade College will continue its partnership with the tech giant on March 4-5 during the 2017 Miami Film Festival.

Your Name

'Your Name' retains China box office lead

12-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Hacksaw Ridge and Suddenly Seventeen open in second and third respectively.

Creative Access

BAME charity funding slashed

12-Dec-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Creative Access facing closure as government withdraws £2m for paid internship programmes.

EFM

EFM expands tech and startup series

12-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Topics will include virtual reality, new technologies and the intersection between films and video games.

Finding Your Feet

First look: Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall in UK rom-com

12-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Production is underway in London and Rome on Richard Loncraine’s British comedy ‘Finding Your Feet’.

Little Eagles

Wheelchair gains momentum with Samir

12-Dec-2016 | By

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian producer Mohamed Samir has boarded Wheelchair, the first narrative feature from Little Eagles director Mohamed Rashad.

Zaineb Hates The Snow

Kaouther Ben Hania plots ISIS bride doc

12-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Habib Attia is producing documentary about a mother fighting to get her two teenage daughters back from Libya.

Eliane Raheb, Gabriel Khoury and Lara Abou Saifan

Raheb, Haffaf clinch top DFC prize

11-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Lebanese filmmaker Eliane Raheb’s The Great Family and Algeria Is Still Far Away, from Algerian-French filmmaker Omar Haffaf, shared the $25,000 top prize at Dubai Film Connection (DFC) yesterday.

Mohamed Hefzy, George David, Hafiz Al Ali and Paul Baboudjian

Arab Film Institute launched in Dubai

11-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Non-profit cultural body aims to promote Arab cinema and launch an Oscars-style awards ceremony.

Moana La La Land

'Moana' top in US, 'La La Land' stunning in limited launch (updated)

11-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 12 UPDATE: La La Land delivered a $881,104 limited launch from five sites for the second best specialty opening weekend average in history.

Nawaz Siddiqui

Siddiqui to star in Beautiful Bay’s Sultana Daku

11-Dec-2016 | By

Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has joined the cast of The Confession Of Sultana Daku, produced by London-based Beautiful Bay Entertainment.

Park Geun-hye and Miky Lee

Korean president implicated in CJ chief’s exit

11-Dec-2016 | By

South Korean prosecutors today named president Park Geun-hye as a suspected accomplice in pressuring CJ Group vice chairwoman Miky Lee to step down in 2013.

In The Last Days Of The City

Zawya powers up Egyptian indies

11-Dec-2016 | By

Zawya Distribution is ramping up its 2017 slate of Egyptian independent features with titles including Tamer El Said’s In The Last Days Of The City and Mohamed Rashad’s DIFF competition title Little Eagles.

La-La-Land

'La La Land' wins eight Critics Choice Awards

11-Dec-2016 | By

Lionsgate’s musical romance earned best film and director for Damien Chazelle from The Broadcast Film Critics Association on Sunday night.

Shoot

Saudi director unveils soccer drama Shoot

11-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Saudi director Aymen Khoja is unveiling his upcoming US-set, soccer-themed work Shoot at the inaugural edition of the Arab Cinema Lab at DIFF.

Borg vs McEnroe

Phoenicia scores an ace with Borg vs McEnroe

11-Dec-2016 | By

Lebanon-based distributor Phoenicia Pictures has acquired MENA rights to Borg vs McEnroe, about the famous rivalry between tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe, at Dubai Film Market.

Zhang Jin

Macau: Fruit Chan shoots new action-thriller 'Made in Kowloon'

11-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE SET VISIT: Cop thriller stars The Grandmaster’s Zhang Jin.

Milan Popelka

DFM finance panel: Do your homework before approaching investors

11-Dec-2016 | By Colin Brown

FilmNation COO Milan Popelka tells Arab producers that there’s more money out there than good projects, but that capital is very specific in what it’s looking for.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' takes top prizes at the European Film Awards

10-Dec-2016 | By , Liz Hawkins

Germany’s Oscar hopeful wins five major awards in Wroclaw at politically charged ceremony.

Ken Loach: "The barbarians are at the door"

10-Dec-2016 | By

Speaking at the European Film Awards, UK director calls for “collective voice” among European industry.

Asghar Farhadi

Farhadi, Dumont, Panh named as Qumra masters

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, French auteur Bruno Dumont and Cambodian creative documentarian Rithy Panh have been confirmed as the first ‘masters’ at the Doha Film Institute’s talent development event Qumra.

Follow-Up To An Inconvenient Truth

'An Inconvenient Truth' follow-up to premiere at Sundance

10-Dec-2016 | By

Paramount will release the eco doc that reunites former US vice president Al Gore with Participant Media and will premiere on the festival’s opening night under inaugural programme The New Climate.

Isabelle Huppert

Huppert makes Arab bow in Taia’s Treasure

10-Dec-2016 | By Colin Brown

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert is in line to make her starring debut in an Arab film, playing a Morocco-born French woman in Abdellah Taïa’s The Treasure.

Saba Mubarak

Saba Mubarak joins Inshallah It’s A Boy

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak has signed for the lead role in up-and-coming director Amjad Al-Rasheed’s debut feature Inshallah It’s A Boy – A Chapter From The Fabled Life Of Nawal.

Lady Macbeth

Front Row courts Lady Macbeth

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Dubai-based pan-Arab distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment picked up 31 titles at the recent American Film Market, including critically-acclaimed drama Lady Macbeth.

Sky Fox

21st Century Fox makes Sky takeover offer

9-Dec-2016 | By

Bid from Rupert Murdoch-controlled US outfit values Sky at £18.5bn.

OJ: Made in America

'O.J.: Made In America' triumphs at IDA Awards

9-Dec-2016 | By

The International Documentary Association (IDA) hailed its own at Friday’s 32nd Annual IDA Documentary Awards and launched a $5m journalism project.

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven to head Berlin jury

9-Dec-2016 | By

Dutch director of Elle and RoboCop will serve as jury president at the 67th Berlinale.

Sisterhood

IFFAM: Hong Kong's One Cool Group launches international sales arm

9-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Local talents shine at inaugural Macao fest.

Universal titles eighth 'Fast & Furious' film

9-Dec-2016 | By

Studio brass on Friday unveiled the new title of the next entry in the $3bn-plus global franchise and unveiled a teaser trailer ahead of the April 14 release.

Asif Kapadia

Kapadia reveals details of Maradona doc

9-Dec-2016 | By William Mullally

UK film-maker Asif Kapadia talked about his upcoming project, a documentary covering the life of football player Diego Maradona, in a panel about his career at DIFF.

Kanu Behl

Three Rivers brings Indian projects to DIFF

9-Dec-2016 | By

Dubai Film Market is introducing a selection of Indian projects for the first time this year through a partnership with Europe’s PJLF Three Rivers Residency.

Screen Dec 9 2016

Screen December 9 2016

9-Dec-2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes interviews with the people behind La La Land and Lion, and Screen’s critics’ picks of the year.

LIsa

VOX boards Emirati trio

9-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

VOX Cinemas has boarded the next film by the makers of Emirati street racing hit Hajwala and also acquired local director Ahmed Zain’s comedy drama Lisa, which premieres at DIFF this year.

Kaswara Alkhatib

Uturn’s Dubai move heralds global push

9-Dec-2016 | By

Jeddah-based digital content platform Uturn Entertainment is moving its head office to Dubai as part of a push to expand across the region and further afield.

Dapper Laughs Fanged Up

Controversial comedy character Dapper Laughs wraps debut feature 'Fanged Up'

9-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Screen can reveal a first-look image from the comedy-horror.

'Star Wars: Rogue One' dominates UK social media buzz

9-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Rogue One topped this week’s chart, while Disney’s Moana maintained a high level of interest.

US Briefs: Palm Springs to honour Amy Adams

9-Dec-2016 | By

The star of Arrival will collect the Chairman’s Award at the awards gala of the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2.

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed

Sunrise wins IWC Filmmaker Award

9-Dec-2016 | By

UAE filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmed’s Sunrise scooped the $100,000 IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF last night.

John Madden and actor Jake Lacy

John Madden not trumped by US election

9-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

UK film-maker John Madden admits he feared the drama of the US presidential election would overtake his Washington-set political film Miss Sloane as he was shooting it earlier this year.

Trench 11

North American briefs: 'Trench 11' shooting in Winnipeg

8-Dec-2016 | By

Shooting is underway on the horror title set in France 1918 as an Allied tunneller played by Rossif Sutherland is sent to sabotage a German secret weapon.

Singapore's Aurora Media, LA's Kathy Morgan strike multi-picture agreement

8-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Companies struck the deal at Screen Singapore 2016; Rocky and Creed duo team on Stano.

Sully

'Sully', 'Veep' among AFI Awards honourees

8-Dec-2016 | By

The American Film Institute on Thursday announced its official selections for the AFI Awards 2016 celebrating the best ten films and television shows of the year.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' eyes $500m int'l tally

8-Dec-2016 | By

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is still the one to beat at the international box office this weekend as the industry holds its breath before the global roll-out of Rogue One.

Lionsgate, Starz shareholders approve merger

8-Dec-2016 | By

Shareholders from both companies voted overwhelmingly for the transaction for approximately $4.4bn in cash and stock first announced in June.

'Loving' to receive PGA Stanley Kramer Award

8-Dec-2016 | By

The Producers Guild of America on Thursday said Jeff Nichols’ drama would receive the honour at the 28th annual awards ceremony on January 28.

virtual reality VR

The five commandments of VR

8-Dec-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Speakers from this year’s VR Creative Summit reveal their tips for combining storytelling and technology to create high-quality VR content.

Neruda

'Neruda' wins best picture at Fenix Awards

8-Dec-2016 | By

The Chilean submission for best foreign language Oscar took home four awards at the third Fenix Ibero-American Film Awards in Mexico City on Wednesday.

YouTube

France moves closer to launching controversial 'YouTube tax'

8-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New 2% levy would be imposed on advertising revenue from sites specialised in online video.

Valley Of The Sasquatch

Devilworks inks deals in China, Korea, Japan on horror slate

8-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales agent secures a raft of Asia deals post-AFM.

Propellor

EFM, Rotterdam, CPH: DOX launch Propellor Film Tech Hub

8-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Joint initiative Propellor Film Tech Hub will champion innovation in how films are produced, distributed and experienced; fourth partner is Berlin-based company Cinemathon.

Arab Stars of Tomorrow

Screen unveils inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow

8-Dec-2016 | By

The initiative, highlighting five emerging film talents from the Arab world, is presented at Dubai International Film Festival.

Flash

DIFF VR sidebar offers touch of the theatrical

8-Dec-2016 | By

VR is shaping up to be a combination of cinema, theatre and gaming, says the director of the UAE’s first VR narrative short Flash.

Hedi

MAD pounces on DIFF competition titles

8-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Cairo-based MAD Solutions has picked up five titles in DIFF’s Muhr Feature competition for distribution in the region.

Rugby

Rugby player Ady Spencer set for big screen biopic

8-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

UK financier Motion Picture Capital to tackle story of UK rugby player.

Camera Store

Saradan picks up world rights to 'Camera Store'

8-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: CEO Karinne Behr will oversee worldwide sales on the dark comedy from Los Angeles-based Provocator.

Other Side Of Hope

Kaurismaki's 'Other Side Of Hope' sets February release date

8-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

First image released from new film about Finnish travelling salesman who meets a Syrian refugee.

the workers cup

Colin Farrell-narrated doc on Autlook's Sundance slate

8-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has a trio of documentaries playing in the festival’s world documentary competition.

Train To Busan

Gaumont acquires remake rights to South Korean smash 'Train To Busan'

7-Dec-2016 | By

The French giant is lining up its English-language debut after securing remake rights to Yeon Sang-ho’s smash zombie thriller.

Rodrigo Grande

Argentina’s Rodrigo Grande shopping pair of TV series

7-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The director of At The End Of The Tunnel, which played in official selection recently at the Rome Film Festival, has been generating heat with two television projects.

Ajyal Youth Film Festival unveils winners

7-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Salesman, The Eagle Huntress and Hunt For The Wilderpeople take top prizes, while Meg Ryan accepts honorary award.

'Hacksaw Ridge' wins at Australian Academy awards, event marked by protest

7-Dec-2016 | By Fiona Williams

Female film-makers donned sausage costumes to protest gender disparity in the Australian industry.

Black Sails

Kaleidoscope buys distributor Platform Entertainment

7-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor buys slate and catalogue with more than 500 titles; predicts “doubled market share”.

everyman DCM

DCM takes over Everyman Cinemas contract from Pearl & Dean

7-Dec-2016 | By

Deal sees DCM extend its market share of cinema advertising to 81% across the UK.

The Great Wall

Matt Damon rubbishes 'Great Wall' whitewashing claims

7-Dec-2016 | By

The star of Zhang Yimou’s upcoming Chinese tentpole has dismissed reports accusing him of taking a role that should have gone to an Asian actor.

vr summit

Sky sets sights on high-end VR content

7-Dec-2016 | By

Following the launch of its Sky VR app, the broadcaster is now focusing on commissioning original, high-end VR content.

The Founder

US Briefs: TWC kicks off 'The Founder' awards run

7-Dec-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has moved up the qualifying run of its Michael Keaton starrer.

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Belgian political thriller 'Prime Minister' gets France, China deals

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Koen De Bouw-starring assassination thriller has proved a hit at the Belgian box office.

Pink Mist

Poem-play 'Pink Mist' set for big screen adaptation

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Catalyst Global Media to produce Owen Sheers’ critically applauded verse drama and stage play.

The Last Cop

Hit Japanese TV series 'The Last Cop' to get film adaptation

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

The film version of the hugely successful cop show will feature the lead actors from TV series.

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IM Global, TMP launch unscripted division

6-Dec-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based company has brought on Emmy-winning producer Phil Gurin to lead the new venture, IM Global executive chairman Donald Tang and IM Global founder and CEO and IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford said on Tuesday.

Fire at Sea

2017 Oscar doc shortlist announced

6-Dec-2016 | By

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday announced its shortlist of 15 documentary features.

Broken – The Women's Prison At Hoheneck

Sundance Film Festival announces short film selections

6-Dec-2016 | By

A film directed by Kristen Stewart is among a diverse and provocative roster of 68 shorts announced by festival brass on Tuesday.

Moonlight

A24 lines up 'Moonlight' international releases

6-Dec-2016 | By

A24’s awards season frontrunner will roll out internationally in theatres in the early stages of 2017.

Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles series 'Superstition' gets Syfy order

6-Dec-2016 | By

XLrator Media and Mario Van Peebles’ new TV outfit MVPTV will produce 13-episode series.

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Irish outfit Showtime secures funding from China's Alibaba

6-Dec-2016 | By

Reported $1.3m investment will see the company developing products specifically for the Chinese market.

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'Game Of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

6-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

Vaughan was best known for roles in TV series Porridge and Game Of Thrones.

Convenience

Ten projects shortlisted for Film Wales' Cinematic scheme

6-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

EXCLUSIVE: Catherine Linstrum and Keri Collins movies shortlisted for development and production scheme.

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'Jet Trash' producers enlist Youtube star Caspar Lee

6-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Caspar Lee hired by UK producers as part of a marketing drive to entice younger audiences.

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6-Dec-2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on leading contenders for directing and screenwriting nominations this awards season.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller among Signature acquisitions

6-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Aftermath and Bryan Cranston drama Wakefield among latest pick-ups.

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BFI, Aardman reveal £1m Development Lab for three animation features

6-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Three teams selected for Lab from more than 100 applicants.

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Bertolucci responds to 'Last Tango' rape scene outrage

5-Dec-2016 | By ,

Director releases statement to Italian press: “I would like, for the last time, to clear up a ridiculous misunderstanding.”

Charlie Hunnam

US Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'

5-Dec-2016 | By

Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in the adventure based on the bestselling 1969 memoir of convicted French felon and fugitive Henri Charriere. 

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

5-Dec-2016 | By

The talk show host gets his first call-up as host of the awards season finale.

Call Me By Your Name

Sundance 2017 unveils Premieres, Midnight, short-form and more

5-Dec-2016 | By

Grace Is Gone director Jim Strouse’s The Incredible Jessica James will close the festival in Park City.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

UK box office: 'Beasts' records hat-trick and sets Warner Bros record

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Harry Potter spin-off is now the fifth-biggest release of 2016 with $48m (£37.76m).

Last Tango In Paris

Hollywood stars outraged by Bertolucci rape scene confession

5-Dec-2016 | By

Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans and Scott Derrickson react with disgust to director’s Last Tango In Paris comments.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $400m overseas (update)

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.

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Alan Parker: 'Bugsy Malone' financier Rank was a "disgrace"

5-Dec-2016 | By

Bugsy Malone and Evita director discussed his career during a Brussels European Film Forum masterclass.

Your Name

China box office: 'Your Name' topples 'Fantastic Beasts'

5-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Anime smashes records, defeats Harry Potter spin-off.

Moonlight

LA Film Critics name 'Moonlight' best picture

4-Dec-2016 | By

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association added their endorsement on Sunday to A24’s critical and awards darling with four prizes as Manchester By The Sea ended the day empty-handed.

Moana

'Moana' top again in North America on $28.3m (update)

4-Dec-2016 | By

DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: A lacklustre session saw Disney’s animation retain top spot as Arrival continued its terrific run to climb to number three through Paramount  and Jackie enjoyed an excellent debut through Fox Searchlight.

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BIFAs 2016: 'American Honey' triumphs over 'I, Daniel Blake'

4-Dec-2016 | By

Andrea Arnold’s epic travelogue won four awards including best independent British film.

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BIFAs 2016: complete list of winners

4-Dec-2016 | By ,

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey was the big winner on the night.

Singapore Film Festival winners revealed

4-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

White Sun wins key award at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival.

'The Goodbyes', 'Body Electric', 'Belzebuth' triumph at Ventana Sur

3-Dec-2016 | By

Programmers at the eighth Buenos Aires market handed out their annual awards on Friday when several titles rose to the top and the judges also unveiled selections from a vibrant inaugural animation section.

Paddington

Ventana Sur: AFCI workshop on how content can boost tourism

3-Dec-2016 | By

TV smash Game Of Thrones and global box office hit Paddington are textbook cases of how film commissions can exploit content to boost tourism, a workshop audience at the Buenos Aires market heard on Friday.

Arrival

'Arrival' crosses $100m worldwide

2-Dec-2016 | By

The independently financed sci-fi drama has crossed the milestone, executives at North American distributor Paramount said on Friday.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange', 'Arrival' on Oscar VFX shortlist

2-Dec-2016 | By

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Friday announced the 20 films in contention for the visual effects category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Sherlock

'Sherlock' exec, BFI CEO among winners at Women In Film & TV awards

2-Dec-2016 | By

Beryl Vertue, Amanda Nevill and Nina Gold were among winners at the annual London event.

Andrus Ansip

EU's Ansip: 80% of Euro movies only available in two countries

2-Dec-2016 | By

EC VP for the Digital Single Market defends principle of “territoriality” but also offers stark statistics during Brussels event.

Gunther H Oettinger

EU boss gives update on digital single market

2-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM: Producers also talk about “turning talent into industry” and learning from disruption in other sectors.

London Has Fallen

Weying launches outpost for international films

2-Dec-2016 | By

Gary Locke, former US ambassador to China, will advise joint venture between China’s Weying and Lead Capital general partner Johnny Hsu.

Moomins

Moomins Christmas film lined up for 2017 launch

2-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Euro-produced family movie lined up for December 2017 release.

Taipei

Ellie Bamber, Justin Chon begin shoot on 'Taipei'

2-Dec-2016 | By

Shoot underway on Brooklyn and Taiwan-set drama from writer-director Jason Lester.

Brussels

FFA executive calls for new approaches to European film funding

2-Dec-2016 | By

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM: Peter Dinges has said the industry is still suffering the after effects of the 2008 financial crisis; execs call for ‘European Netflix’.

Moana

'Moana' soars to top of UK social media buzz charts

2-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The Disney animation scored more social media buzz than Amma Asante race drama A United Kingdom, which premiered last week.

ASTEROIDS!

Sundance 2017 announces New Frontier lineup

1-Dec-2016 | By

Top brass at the Park City jamboree announced on Thursday 20 virtual and augmented reality presentations and 11 installations.

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This Way Up conference: 78% see cinema as "expensive activity"

1-Dec-2016 | By

Statistics presented at UK cinema conference also revealed that 51% of audiences believe the cinema experience does not justify the overall expense.

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Ventana Sur: Jorge Michel Grau eyes next project

1-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Mexican genre auteur, involved in two projects at Ventana Sur, is weighing up his next directing gig for 2017.

Ventana Sur: Industry address evolving children's market

1-Dec-2016 | By

Children’s television producers and networks have been forced to navigate a new landscape in light of “structural and economic crisis”, a Ventana Sur panel audience heard on Thursday.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' secures key deals for Films du Losange

1-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish debut feature that won Cannes Un Certain Regard adds deals in Europe, Canada and China.

Andrew Sach

'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

1-Dec-2016 | By

The beloved, BAFTA-nominated actor had been battling dementia for four years.

Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Interactive launches to produce, publish video games

1-Dec-2016 | By

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures announced the development on Thursday.

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Julie Delpy, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Brühl team for 'My Zoe'

1-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Protagonist Pictures to sell London-set family drama by actress-writer-director Delpy.

New York Film Critics Circle votes 'La La Land' best picture

1-Dec-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles-set musical wins top honours; Barry Jenkins is best director for Moonlight.

Among Us

Series Mania unveils 2017 SeriesLab! participants

1-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Marco van Geffen, Mira Fornay among directors to develop TV series in new initiative.

Steven Ogg

Shoot underway on 'Solis', starring Steven Ogg of 'The Walking Dead'

1-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The sci-fi thriller is the debut feature of writer-director Carl Strathie.

Earthquake

US Briefs: Covert Media sells 'Earthquake', 'The Night Watchmen'

1-Dec-2016 | By

Covert Media’s foreign language label Lexica Films announced on Thursday it had licenced multiple territories at AFM to disaster film Earthquake and fantasy thriller The Night Watchmen.

Glasgow Film Theatre

This Way Up 2016 wrap: audiences, VR in the spotlight

1-Dec-2016 | By

The 2016 edition of the UK exhibition conference took place in Glasgow, November 29-30.

Ingrid Goes West

Sundance 2017 unveils US, world competitions, NEXT selections

30-Nov-2016 | By

Plenty of familiar on-screen faces populate the first wave of 66 features announced by festival brass on Wednesday comprising the US Competition, World Competition and NEXT sections.

Me Casé Con Un Boludo

Ventana Sur: Disney scores record year in Argentina

30-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The studio has confirmed it has already achieved its best year at the local box office in terms of admissions and market share.

Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur: Morbido TV to launch in two weeks

30-Nov-2016 | By

Mexico’s renowned Morbido Fest is moving forward with its latest brand extension as brass prepare to launch the long-awaited pay-TV channel backed by Alex Garcia’s AG Studios and have set their sights on reaching US audiences by late 2017.

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Netflix introduces offline viewing

30-Nov-2016 | By

The streaming giant on Wednesday said it was adding a facility to download content at no extra cost.

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Tony Leung to star in 'Monster Hunt 2'

30-Nov-2016 | By

Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu-wai has joined the cast of Edko Films’ Monster Hunt 2, which is currently shooting in Beijing.

Telefilm Canada 2015-2016 report hails 'Room', 'Brooklyn'

30-Nov-2016 | By

The Canada-Ireland co-productions were among the highlights of the past year as the organisation used its annual public assembly on Wednesday to look back at some of its accomplishments.

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Nicolas Cage to star in 'The Humanity Bureau'

30-Nov-2016 | By

Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide in association with Bridgegate Pictures have cast the star in their action-sci-fi.

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The five key legal pitfalls of making virtual reality films

30-Nov-2016

COMMENT: Dan Tozer of law firm Harbottle & Lewis talks through five challenges facing VR makers.

Almost Paris

WATCH: first trailer for Domenica Cameron-Scorsese's debut 'Almost Paris'

30-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Martin Scorsese’s daughter makes her directorial debut on this comedy-drama.

Ploey

Iceland’s Sagafilm acquires animation studio GunHil

30-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Hilmar Sigurðsson, current CEO of animation specialists GunHil, will become CEO of Sagafilm.

Paul Zonderland

Fox Italy hires Paul Zonderland as managing director

30-Nov-2016 | By

Zonderland previously worked at Disney and replaces Osvaldo De Santis.

Abrázame Como Antes

US Briefs: Costa Rica fest announces 72-strong line-up

30-Nov-2016 | By

Central American cinema is the focus of two competitive sections at the sixth Costa Rica International Film Festival, set to run in San José from December 8-17.

Manchester By The Sea

NBR names 'Manchester By The Sea' best film of 2016

29-Nov-2016 | By

Barry Jenkins wins best director for Moonlight; Casey Affleck, Amy Adams scoop top acting awards.

Ventana Sur: VFX leaders in brain drain warning

29-Nov-2016 | By

The Argentinian film industry must develop a vibrant visual effects community if it is to prevent a potentially damaging exodus of talent, a trio of leading local visual effects supervisors said on Tuesday.

Steve Mnuchin

Donald Trump eyes Hollywood financier Steve Mnuchin for US treasury secretary

29-Nov-2016 | By

The president-elect is said to be close to appointing the Hollywood financier and former national finance chairman of his campaign to the senior cabinet post.

24X36

Raven Banner acquires '24X36' for Canada

29-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre distributor has acquired Kevin Burke’s homage to film posters and plans a 2017 theatrical release.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster to star in The Ink Factory’s 'Hotel Artemis'

29-Nov-2016 | By

The two-time Oscar winner has signed on for the lead role in the thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce.

BFI cinema

BFI to tackle diversity in new £500m five-year plan

29-Nov-2016 | By

BFI2022 to increase support for regional and grass-roots film-making; responds to Brexit challenges; could support more TV, VR.

Moonlight

'Moonlight' shines at Gotham Awards

29-Nov-2016 | By John Hazelton

Drama wins feature, screenplay and audience prizes. Manchester by the Sea’s Casey Affleck is best actor and Elle’s Isabelle Huppert best actress.

The Wall

US Briefs: Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions team up on 'The Wall'

29-Nov-2016 | By

The partners on National Board Of Review best film of 2016 winner Manchester By The Sea are uniting on a theatrical release of Doug Liman’s psychological thriller.

Pattinson

Prince bio-doc, Robert Pattinson crime-drama score deals

29-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Emilia Clarke and Noel Clarke thrillers also among titles to secure German deals.

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Shoot underway on 'Black 47' starring Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent

29-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The Irish famine drama also stars Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox.

The Eagle Huntress

'The Eagle Huntress' to kick off Qatar’s Ajyal Film Festival

29-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

I, Daniel Blake, The Salesman, Under the Shadow and Fire at Sea will also screen at youth-focused festival.

Paramount

Andrew Gumpert named Paramount COO

28-Nov-2016 | By

Frederick Huntsberry is departing the studio after ten years of service.

Dave Made A Maze

Slamdance 2017 unveils competition films

28-Nov-2016 | By

Programmers at the Park City jamboree’s upcoming 23rd edition announced on Monday the 11 narrative and eight documentary selections that will play in January.

Nicole Kidman

US Briefs: Nicole Kidman to receive Palm Springs International Star Award

28-Nov-2016 | By

The Australian screen icon and star of awards season contender Lion will collect the honour at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on January 2.

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses £30m in the UK (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records huge $11.06m (£8.9m) second weekend for $38.3m (£30.79m) to date.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $300m overseas (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off lands top in China and Japan with $41m and $15.6m, respectively.

Shifty

Microwave 2016/2017 shortlist announced

28-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 12 projects selected for the Film London scheme, which in the past has produced films starring Riz Ahmed (pictured) and Ben Drew.

Postcards From America

Bureau Sales, Peccadillo board 'Postcards From America' follow-up

28-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Soho shoot is now underway on Steve Mclean’s Postcards From London.

Taken 3

French cinema posted record €216m international gross in 2015

28-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

CNC and Unifrance announce new €12m export plan for French cinema. 

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BFI boards Saul Dibb-Sam Claflin war-drama 'Journey's End'

28-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot underway on adaptation of WWI classic; Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones co-star.

China box office: 'Fantastic Beasts' top, 'Moana' opens third

28-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Harry Potter spin-off scores IMAX best for wizarding franchise in China.

Alibaba

Alibaba takes 30% stake in Hehe Pictures

28-Nov-2016 | By

Alibaba Pictures makes strategic investment in producer-distributor, which is part owned by star Chen Kun and director Cao Baoping.

A Quiet Heart

Israel’s 'A Quiet Heart' triumphs at Tallinn Black Nights

28-Nov-2016 | By

Iran’s Narges Abyar takes best director for Breath, Kadri Kõusaar’s Mother scoops best Estonian film.

Moana

'Moana' sails to top in North America on $82.1m (update)

27-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 28 UPDATE: The Disney animation arrived at number one over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to overthrow Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and distinguish itself from an otherwise mediocre set of debutants.

I Am Not A Witch

Les Arcs: Nyoni, Omerzu, Nyholm selected for works-in-progress

25-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Les Arcs unveils 16 projects due to be presented in the work-in-progress selection.

Rebecca Obrien

Film Summit: 'I, Daniel Blake' producer talks UK co-production challenges

25-Nov-2016 | By

Rebecca O’Brien, who has worked with Ken Loach for last 25 years, warned that Brexit is likely to exacerbate the problem.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' conjures up UK buzz on social media

25-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The Harry Potter spin-off continues to dominate social media buzz, ahead of Disney animation Moana.

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Screen November 25 2016

25-Nov-2016

Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the best animated feature Oscar contenders.

TFL

TorinoFilmLab reveals 2016 winners

25-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola,

Massoud Bakhshi’s Yalda wins two prizes at the event.

Birds Eye View

Fox, Curzon, eOne execs selected for Future Leaders in Distribution 2017

25-Nov-2016 | By

The female-focused initiative is run by Birds Eye View Film and backed by Creative Skillset and the FDA.

Once Again

Once Again, Buddhagram scoop Facebook awards

24-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Kanwal Sethi’s drama Once Again and creative documentary Buddhagram won the inaugural Facebook Awards at the close of this year’s Film Bazaar (November 20-24).

The Crown

'The Crown' producer lifts lid on Netflix, Amazon collaborations

24-Nov-2016 | By

Pilot for upcoming Amazon sci-fi costs $15m.

Deadpool

Film Summit: UK on course to release 900 movies in 2016

24-Nov-2016 | By

UK box office is up 2% year-on-year and has surged past £1bn but attendance figures remain static.

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Film Summit: Susanne Bier, female vision is still considered "threatening"

24-Nov-2016 | By

Speaking at the Screen Film Summit, The Night Manager director also said that taking on a Bond film “would be a lot of fun”.

'Fantastic Beasts' climbs to $261m worldwide

24-Nov-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ tentpole has surged to an estimated $171.7m from international markets, executives said on Wednesday.

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Russell Peters joins Judy Greer and Grace Park in comedy 'Public Schooled'

24-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope boards world sales on feature which kicks off in Vancouver this week.

Mia Hansen-Love

Mia Hansen-Love's 'Maya' heads to India for 2017 shoot

24-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Indian newcomer Aarshi Banerjee joins cast.

Brexit

Film Summit: Brexit presents opportunities, say UK film financiers

24-Nov-2016 | By

Film finance experts discussed the short and long term consequences of Brexit at today’s Screen Film Summit.

My Son Is Gay

Film Bazaar's buzz titles include cricketer doc, family drama, socially relevant horror

24-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Experts also praise Film Bazaar Co-Production Market’s new video pitching style.

Cold Of Kalandar

'Cold Of Kalandar' triumphs at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

24-Nov-2016 | By Fiona Williams

I Am Not Madame Bovary’s Feng Xiaogang took the best director prize.

I Remember You

Studiocanal takes Icelandic horror 'I Remember You' for UK

24-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Sales agent TrustNordisk scores key distribution deals in Germany, Turkey and Hungary.

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Tallinn: Ghost town doc wins Screen Best Pitch award

24-Nov-2016 | By

The prize offers editorial coverage during the winning film’s life-cycle.

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Film Bazaar 2016: Screen's dailies

24-Nov-2016

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

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Nikhil Mahajan ready to thrill again with 'Pune 52' sequel

24-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Girish Kulkarni to star in sequel to 2013 neo-noir thriller.

Dina Dattani

Dina Dattani boards Bangladeshi film 'A Foolish Man'

24-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Bangladesh’s Abu Shahed Emon writes and directs.

Wellcome Screenwriting fellowship

Sally Wainwright awarded Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship

23-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Happy Valley writer wins fellowship aimed at bringing the film and science industries closer together.

Spirit Awards

'American Honey', 'Moonlight' lead 2017 Spirit Award nominations

23-Nov-2016 | By

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight each earned six nods as Film Independent announced its 2017 Spirit Award nominees on Tuesday.

Step Up China

Lionsgate, partners plot Chinese-language 'Step Up 6'

23-Nov-2016 | By

The studio has partnered with Infinity Pictures/CMC and Yue Hua Entertainment Culture Communications as it redirects its $600m-plus global franchise to capitalise on a strong Asian following and step away from diminishing North American theatrical revenues.

Making Noise Quietly

Former Globe director Dominic Dromgoole launches movie company and feature debut

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Open Palm Films launches with Dromgoole-directed drama ‘Making Noise Quietly’; first-look image.

Alien: Covenant

'Alien: Covenant' moved up to May 2017

23-Nov-2016 | By

Ridley Scott’s upcoming instalment in the sci-fi series will open on May 19, 2017 – three months earlier than originally scheduled by Fox.

Dubai film fest

DIFF to open with 'Miss Sloane', close with 'Rogue One'

23-Nov-2016 | By

This year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF, December 7-14) will open with John Madden’s political thriller Miss Sloane and close with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Odeon, NFTS launch second edition of student short film event

23-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Films playing this year include Eva Riley’s Patriot and Brady Hood’s Sweet Maddie Stone.

Curzon Cinemas

Curzon Cinemas hires Alex Sheldon as commercial director

23-Nov-2016 | By

Sheldon previously held the same role at Everyman Cinemas.

Darkland

Studiocanal takes Danish thriller 'Darkland' for UK

23-Nov-2016 | By

Sales outfit TrustNordisk also inks deals for Japan, China and Turkey.

Attraction

Tallinn: Russian alien invasion movie 'Attraction' secures international sales

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stalingrad director Fedor Bondarchuk is enticing distributors with his ambitious IMAX 3D feature Attraction.

Mother

Tallinn: Government investment fuels Estonian industry growth

23-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The Estonian film industry is expanding, which is resulting in a bigger impact at home and abroad.

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Sweden's Anagram plots second series of India-set 'Most Beautiful Hands Of Delhi'

23-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Anagram Film is planning a second season of its India-set TV show The Most Beautiful Hands Of Delhi.

Richie Mehta

'India In A Day' director Mehta plans two more Delhi projects

23-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Siddharth director Richie Mehta is planning two new projects in Delhi, financing will determine which will shoot first.

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Black Nights announces Works in Progress winners

23-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Foam At The Mouth, The Line [pictured] among winners at market event which awards post-production services to up-and-coming projects.

Ashim Ahluwalia

International co-producers board Ahluwalia’s 'Boyfriend'

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Director Ashim Ahluwalia’s social outcast romance secures international co-production deals

Humara

Short film platform Humara set to move into feature-length production

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Mumbai-based production company slates Reincarnation as its first feature film.

Sairat

Zee Studios strikes remake deals for romantic drama 'Sairat'

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Director Nagraj Manjule’s romantic drama slated for remakes in multiple Indian languages.

Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi: 'Woo big actors with the right roles'

23-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Actress talks about how first-time feature director lured her to Idgah.

Orly-Ravid

VoD experts: "Be your own channel"

23-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Orly Ravid from The Film Collaborative advises film-makers to use grassroots outreach and social media marketing.

Uday Singh

FFO: India needs fundamentals first, then incentives

23-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Experts warn not to rush into plans for a national film tax incentive.

Director of Programming and Aquisitions at Picturehouse Cinemas Claire Binns speaks on stage during the intro of the 'Tallulah' Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival: London at Picturehouse Central

Sundance London sets 2017 dates

22-Nov-2016 | By

The festival is retaining its June slot and will return to Picturehouse Central.

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Tallinn: Digital Single Market is "right on track"

22-Nov-2016 | By

The second half of the EFF explored the progress of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy.

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Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender titles secure key deals for Protagonist

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lady Macbeth, Finding Your Feet also among movies to ink key distribution pacts.

Brit List topped by sci-fi, western

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: List of best unproduced movie scripts topped by two projects from emerging writers; biopics of Priscilla Presley, Alexander McQueen also feature.

European Film Forum

Tallinn: European Film Forum sees windows opportunity

22-Nov-2016 | By

Distribution windows, Netflix curation and finding audiences were among key topics at the European Film Forum (EFF).

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UK Film & TV Week Reception, Los Angeles

22-Nov-2016 | By

A mid-November reception at Palihouse in West Hollywood hosted by the British Film Commission brought together a cordial gathering of industry personnel to meet and discuss the best of UK services.

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British TV leads night at International Emmys

22-Nov-2016 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Winners on the night included David Hasselhof mockumentary Hoff The Record and BBC drama Capital [pictured].

Dick Cheney

Adam McKay to direct Dick Cheney drama

22-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar-nominated director of The Big Short will stay in the realm of current affairs and reunite with Paramount Pictures and Plan B on his next directorial outing.

Lion

'Lion' cinematographer wins Golden Frog at Camerimage

22-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Arrival, Snowden directors of photography also among winners at international cinematography festival.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Content Media appoints Tom Bairstow to VP sales

22-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Promotions announced for Vicky Ryan and Jennifer Brinkworth following the company’s reorganisation.

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor to star in Amazon pilot for Kevin Macdonald

22-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Indian superstar boards pilot for The Book Of Strange New Things.

Vikram Mehra

Saregama makes 100-film pledge

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: The music powerhouse wants to produce 100 films in the next five years.

Maroon

Kajaria, Ram launch new-model agency Basil Content

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Sales and representation agency’s launch slate includes Maroon, Half-Ticket, Raakshas.

Rohena Gera

Studioz IDrream crosses class divide with 'Sir'

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Director Rohena Gera makes fictional feature debut.

Vikramjit Roy

India's FFO wants to offer one-stop shop for filmmaking in India

22-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: India’s Film Facilitation Office has helped install 50 film-specific nodal officers in government agencies; web portal coming in 2017.

Banking On Bitcoin

US Briefs: Gravitas Ventures acquires 'Banking On Bitcoin'

22-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up worldwide rights to Christopher Cannucciari’s documentary.

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Google and Sony join VR Summit

22-Nov-2016 | By Screen staff

Google will demo the Fantastic Beasts virtual reality experience at the London event on December 6.

'Fantastic Beasts' conjures up $145.5m overseas debut (update)

21-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE: Spin-off achieves biggest openings of the Harry Potter franchise to date in 16 markets.

Jorge Sánchez

Mexico, Canada film heads dismiss fears over Trump free trade threat

21-Nov-2016 | By

Top bass at Mexican film institute IMCINE and the Canadian Media Producers Association remain upbeat about US ties in light of threats by Donald Trump to tear up NAFTA.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' posts biggest UK bow of 2016

21-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records the biggest opening of the year to date with confirmed $19.1m (£15.33m).

Tristan Goligher

'45 Years' producer Tristan Goligher talks indie movie challenges ahead of Film Summit

21-Nov-2016 | By

Goligher, who will speak on Thursday at the Screen Film Summit, says that the Brexit vote is “going to have a big impact on our industry”.

Luis Miguel

US Briefs: Gato Grande buys Luis Miguel life rights

21-Nov-2016 | By

MGM president of television and digital Mark Burnett said on Monday the company’s new joint venture Gato Grande Productions has acquired the story of the iconic Mexican singer.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, Otter Media form Hello Sunshine

21-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning actress has teamed up with the joint venture from AT&T and The Chernin Group on a company dedicated to telling female-driven stories.

Film Roman

Film Roman, Boxel Studios launches Film Roman Baja

21-Nov-2016 | By

The companies unveiled on Monday a Mexico-based joint venture animation production company for film, TV and new media.

Tallinn Film Wonderland

Estonian government backs $6.5m studio complex in Tallinn

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The government will invest $1m (€1m) in the project, which is projected to be the biggest facility in the Baltic region.

Todd Korgan

Moe Norman project backers hire writing duo

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: After a long search, producers of the golf biopic David Carver and Scott Duncan announced the development on Monday.

Rieu

André Rieu concert event breaks single day UK record...again

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christmas With André scores £1.2m from 480 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

Beyond The Mountains And Hills

UK International Jewish Film Festival announces award winners

21-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Beyond The Mountains And Hills, One Week And A Day take home top prizes after 15 days of programming.

Legendary to revive sci-fi 'Dune'

21-Nov-2016 | By

Thomas Tull has struck a deal with the Frank Herbert estate for motion picture rights to the late author’s celebrated novels.

Mune: The Guardian Of The Moon

GKIDS acquires 'Mune: The Guardian Of The Moon'

21-Nov-2016 | By

The animation specialist has acquired North American rights from Kinology to the French project from the producers behind Netflix’s awards contender The Little Prince.

Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol mines indie gems for digital venture

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Indian actor Abhay Deol has set up a banner to acquire critically-acclaimed Indian independent films and work with online platforms to give them a straight-to-digital worldwide release.

MAD Solutions logo

Arab Cinema LAB to launch at Dubai Film Market

21-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Event will focus on sustainable film production in the Arab world.

The Hope Rooms

WATCH: trailer for 'The Hope Rooms' starring Andrew Scott

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Short stars Scott and Ciarán Hinds as an estranged father and son.

 I Am Not Madame Bovary

China box office: 'Madame Bovary' beats 'Doctor Strange'

21-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Chinese satire I Am Not Madame Bovary takes top spot with $30m; Doctor Strange drops to second.

Raam Reddy

Film festival strategy is an ‘art not a science,’ Indian filmmakers say

21-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Experts say indie filmmakers need smart advice before agreeing to any festival premieres.

Europa International conference Tallinn 2016

Tallinn: Europa International conference highlights desire for data

21-Nov-2016 | By

Topics included the impact of online streaming platforms and how to make your digital release stand out from the crowd.

Before Love

Tallinn: Russia’s Igor Kovalyov wins at Animated Dreams

21-Nov-2016 | By

Black Nights festival’s animation strand has unveiled its 2016 winners.

Tiina Lokk Alexander Rodnyansky

Tallinn: Russian cinema in the spotlight at European Genre Forum

21-Nov-2016 | By

Speakers included Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky, American producer John D. Heinsen, and cinematographer John Mathieson.

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Tallinn: First Storytek conference addresses VR, gaming

21-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The inaugural edition of Storytek took place on Saturday November 19 at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, with international experts discussing the continued integration of technology and alternative storytelling.

Tallinn Black Nights POFF

Tallinn: Estonia pushes new technology horizons

21-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Estonia is affectionately known by some in the region as Europe’s ‘little tech giant’ and for a country with a mere 1.3 million residents, it’s making a mark in innovation.

Aditya Sengupta

Sengupta gets abstract with 'Jonaki'

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Labour of Love writer-director Aditya Vikram Sengupta will begin shooting his new Bengali-language feature film Jonaki in December.

The Bioscopewala

Rare languages, genre films light up Film Bazaar Recommends

21-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Films in rare languages, mockumentaries and a growing interest in genre filmmaking are some of the dominant themes in this year’s Film Bazaar Recommends.

Bombay Rose

WIP Lab showcases India-Europe co-productions

21-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Three of the Work-in-Progress Lab projects at this year’s Film Bazaar are international co-productions, suggesting Indian filmmakers are getting to grips with the complexities of working with Europe.

Abinash Bikram Shah

Nepal's 'Season of Dragonflies' draws French, German producers

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Nepal’s Abinash Bikram Shah makes feature directorial debut with the project, which is selected for Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market.

AR Rahman

AR Rahman premieres VR film at Goa's Film Bazaar

21-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Event also launches its new Virtual Reality Lounge with 12 international VR projects.

Fantastic Beasts claims North America in $74.4m debut (update)

20-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE: Just as Warner Bros’ fantasy adventure smothered the international market, so it dominated the North American competition.

David Heyman to produce Alibaba Pictures’ 'Warriors'

20-Nov-2016 | By

China’s Alibaba Pictures has brought on board the UK’s David Heyman to produce fantasy adventure Warriors, based on a series of children’s novels about warring cats.

Radlitza Petrova in Stockholm

'Godless' wins Stockholm’s Bronze Horse

20-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other winners include Sand Storm, American Honey, Old Stone, Hooligan Sparrow.

The Void

US briefs: Screen Media enters 'The Void'

20-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to Cave Painting Pictures’ horror title directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski.

Park wo nsoon

Korean delegation cancels Black Nights visit due to political unrest

19-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A sizeable group from the country had planned to attend the festival this year to celebrate signing a film co-operation agreement.

Zoology

Tallinn: New Europe closes 'Zoology' deals in Baltics

19-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also inks deal with HBO Europe for TV rights.

The Days That Confused

Home-grown movies set to shine at Tallinn Black Nights

19-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

An increased cash rebate and co-production boom has resulted in a strong Estonian line-up for this year’s Tallinn Black Nights.

Storytek Launches At Tallinn

Storytek development forum launches at Tallinn Black Nights

19-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The 20th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights festival rolls out its digital red carpet with the inaugaral edition of Storytek, a one-day financing and business development forum for alternative storytellers.

Emilia Clarke joins untitled Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

18-Nov-2016 | By

The star of Game Of Thrones and this year’s summer breakout Me Before You is the latest name to board the stand-alone sci-fi adventure.

Megan Colligan

Paramount Pictures broadens marketing team with key hires

18-Nov-2016 | By

The studio’s worldwide president of marketing and distribution Megan Colligan announced on Friday new appointments to its digital, creative, partnership and licensing teams.

The Last Witness

Exclusive first-look: Alex Pettyfer in Katyn thriller 'The Last Witness'

18-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Talulah Riley joins cast of political thriller now underway in UK.

G.I. Jane

China’s Leeding Media scoops up IM Global, Lakeshore titles

18-Nov-2016 | By

Producer and aggregator has acquired Chinese digital rights to 95 films and also secured investment from WinDigital Investment Fund.

'Fantastic Beasts' dominates UK social media buzz

18-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Eddie Redmayne-starring Harry Potter spin-off beat competition from Amy Adams-starring Arrival.

Sacha Baron Cohen

eOne, Sun among AFM 'Klown' buyers for Annapurna International

17-Nov-2016 | By

Annapurna International said on Thursday it had sold out all territories outside the US on the Four By Two Films comedy remake to star Sacha Baron Cohen.

Hollywood

Slated report: Industry out of touch with Millennials

17-Nov-2016 | By

The online film marketplace has released an infographic that reveals a disconnect between age-groups favoured by Hollywood’s greenlight process and those that perform best based on a film’s return on investment.

Michael Moore

Ally Derks' final IDFA underway, Michael Moore cancels visit following US election

17-Nov-2016 | By

Doc festival opens in Amsterdam; Dogwoof, Autlook ready new titles.

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $80m worldwide (update)

17-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ tentpole climbed to $83.3m worldwide factoring in $29.7m from the first full day in North America.

A still from Land Of Mine

European Film Awards: first seven winners announced

17-Nov-2016 | By

Land Of Mine, Suffragette win early awards.

Animation UK merges with UK Screen Association

17-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Animation and facilities organisations to join as umbrella membership association called UK Screen Alliance.

T J Scott

'Gotham' director T J Scott, Dennys Ilic launch Cinematic Pictures Group

17-Nov-2016 | By

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: The leading prime time director has partnered with renowned stills photographer on a film, TV, music and publishing venture.

Women In Film

US Briefs: Women In Film unveils film finishing grantees

17-Nov-2016 | By

Plus: Land Of Mine triumphs at AFI FEST; Warner Bros confirms Machinima acquisition; Tooley Productions, Square One sign German deal; and more.

Xavier Koller

European Shooting Stars jury revealed

17-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EFP chooses panel of industry experts to select Europe’s best acting talents for its annual Berlinale showcase.

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Les Arcs Coproduction Village unveils 2016 roster

17-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

A total of 21 projects will be presented at the development and financing platform.

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Baby Cow, Christine Langan swoop for Zadie Smith novel

17-Nov-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

Former BBC Films boss Christine Langan picks up Zadie Smith novel for TV adaptation.

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Lionsgate expands German-speaking territory partnerships

16-Nov-2016 | By

Studio top brass said on Wednesday they have broadened the pipeline with Studiocanal to include Summit films and licensed a trio of top AFM titles to Tele München Gruppe.

US Briefs: Ruth Negga to receive Palm Springs Rising Star Award 

16-Nov-2016 | By

The star of Loving, who is in contention for lead acting honours this season, will collect her honour at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on January 2.

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce, Vanessa Redgrave join Fred Schepisi's 'Andorra'

16-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Actors join Fred Schepisi’s previously announced cast including Clive Owen and Toni Collette; Screen Australia to provide production funding.

Patrick Hurley

Sheffield Doc/Fest appoints Patrick Hurley as head of marketplace

16-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Former Dogwoof executive joins the documentary festival taking over from Anna Parker.

Jackie Natalie Portman

Rotterdam film festival reveals first wave

16-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie, Paterson, The Levelling set to play IFFR 2017.

Educando A Nina

Viacom buys Argentina's Telefe network for $345m

15-Nov-2016 | By

The in-cash deal broke on Tuesday as Bob Bakish started his first day as acting Viacom CEO.

Patricio Valladares

Patricio Valladares lines up sci-fi horror 'Embryo'

15-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Chilean genre specialist behind Hidden In The Woods and Downhill is preparing a body-horror film.

Rebecca O Brien

'I, Daniel Blake' producer Rebecca O’Brien joins Screen Film Summit

15-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Sixteen Films exec will discuss her experience of navigating the international production market.

Dan Steinman

Elevation Pictures moves into production

15-Nov-2016 | By

The Canadian distributor backed by Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures is expanding operations.

Fences

Denzel Washington rep denies ‘fake’ Trump story on Facebook

15-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning actor did not praise the president-elect as claimed in an article that appeared on the social network on Monday, according to his publicist.

US Briefs: Lionsgate strikes deal with Parques Reunidos

15-Nov-2016 | By

The studio has closed a deal with the Madrid-based leisure parks operator to develop Lionsgate-branded leisure centres in shopping areas.

The Charmer

Identity drama 'The Charmer' starts shoot in Denmark, Middle East

15-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Milad Alami makes feature debut on film whose DoP Sophia Olsson previously shot Sparrows and Volcano.

Ol Parker

'Great Pretender' on Studiocanal, Parkes+MacDonald development slate

15-Nov-2016 | By

The companies are developing four European-based films starting with Ol Parker’s take on the story of London concert promoter and con artist Roy Tempest.

The Inhumans

IMAX, Marvel Television strike 'Inhumans' deal

14-Nov-2016 | By

IMAX will exclusively premiere the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Inhumans in 2017 as it seeks to expand programming beyond traditional blockbuster corridors.

Emily Blunt

Relativity, Storyoscopic set $200m slate fund

14-Nov-2016 | By

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Studios and Storyoscopic Films on Monday announced a joint venture whereby Storyoscopic will produce and finance approximately five or more projects a year.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller discusses surprise exit as Macao reveals line-up

14-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Mueller said his unexpected resignation was due to “divergent opinion” with the festival organisers.

Brie Larson

Samuel L Jackson joins Brie Larson directorial debut 'Unicorn Store'

14-Nov-2016 | By

Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford have come on board the Oscar-winning actress’s feature directorial debut, which just began shooting in Los Angeles.

I Am Not A Witch

BFI, Film4, Soda team on UK-France co-pro 'I Am Not A Witch'

14-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rungano Nyoni wraps Zambia-set satire; Embrace Of The Serpent’s David Gallego is DoP.

The Hurt Locker

Chinese firm buys Voltage Pictures in $350m deal (report)

14-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

According to reports, Chinese metal company Anhui Xinke has bought a controlling stake in The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyers Club outfit Voltage Pictures.

Arrival

'Arrival' lands top of the UK box office

14-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s critically acclaimed sci-fi achieves director Denis Villeneuve’s best-ever UK opening.

Zoology

Cottbus Grand Prix goes to Russia's 'Zoology'

14-Nov-2016 | By

Festival’s industry strand crowns work-in-progress winners from Macedonia and Ukraine.

Kills On Wheels

'Kills On Wheels' wins in Thessaloniki

14-Nov-2016 | By

Hungarian action-comedy Kills On Wheels and Icelandic-Danish coming of age story Heartstone take top prizes at Greek festival.

Doctor Strange

China box office: 'Doctor Strange' retains lead, 'Billy Lynn' debuts second

14-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Doctor Strange easily retains top spot; Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn debuts in second with $11.97m.

Abu Dhabi

Image Nation launches $300m fund with CICC

14-Nov-2016 | By

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and China’s CICC are teaming up on three initiatives, including a $300m fund for film and TV.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' nears $500m worldwide (update)

14-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest has already surpassed the lifetime global hauls of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, among others.

The Martian

US Briefs: 'The Martian VR Experience' comes to market

14-Nov-2016 | By

Fox Innovation Lab, in partnership with RSA Films and The Virtual Reality Company, announced on Monday that its first VR endeavour will go on sale to customers.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange stays top in North America on $43m (update)

13-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ tentpole ruled its second session and helped Disney score its best year on $2.31bn, while Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk scored an excellent limited debut.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller quits Macao festival

13-Nov-2016 | By

Shock move comes one month before inaugural edition of Macao event.

Monica Bellucci

'X500', 'American Honey' triumph in Los Cabos

13-Nov-2016 | By

Juan Andrés Arango’s migrant drama claimed the México Primero prize and Andrea Arnold’s road movie prevailed in the Competencia de Los Cabos category as the fifth annual Los Cabos International Film Festival closed on Saturday.

Los Cabos Screen IM Global keynote

Los Cabos: IM Global targets 2017 move into Latin American TV

11-Nov-2016 | By

Stuart Ford’s independent powerhouse is in talks on a TV project with Mexican partners Canana and Colombian director Ciro Guerra as his company looks to expand its small screen activities in the region by next year.

Ant Horshanli and Reza Sholeh

Odyssey Motion Pictures to release 'Petrol' feature

11-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The company has acquired US rights to the feature version of N5 Pictures’ thriller web series that has Leviathan’s Aleksey Serebryakov in talks to star.

Robert Vaughn

Tributes pour in for Robert Vaughn

11-Nov-2016 | By

Stars from the entertainment world have paid tribute to the TV and film actor who died on Friday from leukaemia. He was 83.

Robert Redford

Robert Redford to quit acting after next two films

11-Nov-2016 | By

The film icon and Sundance Film Festival founder has said he will cease to appear in front of the camera after Our Souls At Night and Old Man With A Gun.

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MUBI, China's Huanxi resurrect partnership with $2m investment

11-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Previously agreed deal was cancelled earlier this year due to legislation imposed by the Chinese government.

Oliver Stone

Los Cabos: Oliver Stone cautious, optimistic on 'rebel' Donald Trump

11-Nov-2016 | By

The president-elect can avert a potentially catastrophic cyber warfare if he translates his business skills to the geopolitical stage and cuts deals with Russia and China, filmmaker Oliver Stone said on Friday.

Teenage Kicks

LevelK’s 'Teenage Kicks' closes six major deals

11-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Australian teenage drama has its European premiere this week in Tallinn.

The Young Offenders

Carnaby's AFM deal-making includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China

11-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the AFM.

Jason Cassidy

Jason Cassidy to lead Focus Features marketing

11-Nov-2016 | By

The executive most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at Open Road Films where he oversaw the campaign for Spotlight.

Antonio Banderas

Banderas, Sebastian, Molla join Andrea Bocelli biopic

11-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Antonio Banderas, Tony Sebastian and Jordi Molla have signed on to star in Michael Radford’s The Music Of Silence. 

Natasha Braier

UK cinematographer database to promote female talent

11-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

All-female collective Illuminatrix’s members include Natasha Braier [pictured], who shot The Neon Demon.

Roman Polanski

Polanski's 'Based On A True Story' among Belga Films investments

11-Nov-2016 | By

Company is also raising finance for nWave’s animation feature The Queen’s Corgi.

US Briefs: Casey Affleck to receive Palm Springs award

11-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar frontrunner and star of Manchester By The Sea will collect the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.

Zootropia

Academy unveils record 27 animation Oscar submissions

10-Nov-2016 | By

Zootopia, Kubo And The Two Strings, Finding Dory, The Red Turtle, Sausage Party and My Life As A Zucchini are among those vying for Academy Awards glory.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' to surge past $300m international threshold

10-Nov-2016 | By

Marvel Studio’s latest outing is expected to retain pole position at the international box office this weekend.

Roberto Prieto

Los Cabos tribute recipient Rodrigo Prieto appeals for compassion

10-Nov-2016 | By

In the wake of the shock US presidential election result, the Mexican DoP and Oscar nominee on Wednesday issued a plea for mutual understanding between Mexico and the rest of the world at the launch of the fifth Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Donald Trump

Movie industry reacts to Donald Trump victory

10-Nov-2016 | By , Kristen Klemens

Harvey Weinstein, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lawrence, Ken Loach, Shonda Rhimes among those to react.

James Schamus Alice Birch

James Schamus packages Karl Marx series with 'Lady Macbeth' writer

10-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

James Schamus’ Symbolic Exchange partners with X-Filme, Haut Et Court and Potboiler for Alice Birch-penned series about the tumultuous private lives of Marx and Engels.

BFI IMAX

IMAX raises $50m to fund VR content

10-Nov-2016 | By

Exhibitor plans to fund 25 virtual reality experiences to be released alongside its film slate.

David Lynch: The Art Life

Pacific Northwest Pictures acquires 'David Lynch: The Art Life'

10-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Vancouver-based distributor has picked up all Canadian rights to the documentary by Rick Barnes, Jon Nguyen, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm.

'Lady Macbeth' backer Creative England reveals iFeatures shortlist

10-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Shortlist features six former Screen Stars Of Tomorrow.

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Aaron Sorkin pens fiery open letter following Trump win

10-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning The Social Network screenwriter called the outcome “truly horrible”.

Valerian 3

First trailer for Luc Besson's 'Valerian' lands

10-Nov-2016 | By

Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan star in the $180m sci-fi epic.

Idris Elba in Toronto

Lionsgate, Idris Elba TV writing competition crowns winner

10-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Sin Of God triumphs at inaugural event.

Timothy West

Timothy West drama 'We The Kings' shoot underway

10-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Abbington and emerging talent Elliot James Langridge also star; Glee producer Michael Novick exec produces.

Asian VOD Panel AFM

AFM: Asia-Pacific VoD market set for huge growth

10-Nov-2016 | By

Statistics were revealed during Screen’s VoD panel at the American Film Market.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Macao launches Crouching Tigers Project Lab

10-Nov-2016 | By

Nicolas Winding Refn, Karim Ainouz and Lu Chuan are among the directors of projects selected for the inaugural Crouching Tigers Project Lab at the 1st International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM).

Robot Wars

UK indie TV revenues bounce back

10-Nov-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Sector’s revenue was up 3.5% in 2015.

Sully

North American briefs: Tom Hanks to receive Palm Springs Icon Award

10-Nov-2016 | By

The double Oscar winner – in contention again this season for his lead role in Sully – will collect the honour at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala on January 2.

Breathless

French New Wave cinematographer Raoul Coutard dies aged 92

9-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Former army documentary cameraman worked on Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless [pictured].

'Like Crazy' to open AFI European Union Film Showcase

9-Nov-2016 | By

Paolo Virzi’s Italian buddy movie starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti will open the roster of 47 films from the 28 EU member states at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sara Geater

Sara Geater elected Pact Council chair

9-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

All3Media exec takes over the position from Laura Mansfield, CEO of Outline Productions.

Cameraperson

Dogwoof takes Doc/Fest winner 'Cameraperson' for UK

9-Nov-2016 | By

Biographical doc tells the story of Citizenfour cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.

BFI, BIFAs team on screening initiative

9-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EXCLUSIVE: Organisations will put on discounted screenings of films that win the top prizes at this year’s BIFAs ceremony.

LFS Ballymore

London Film School set for Docklands relocation

9-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

LFS swaps Covent Garden for London City Island following a proposed move to the Barbican falling through.

Valerian

US Briefs: Luc Besson unveils new 'Valerian' images

9-Nov-2016 | By

The EuropaCorp chief has dropped new images from his upcoming $180m sci-fi adventure Valerian And The City of A Thousand Planets ahead of the release of the new teaser trailer on Thursday.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux to present Lumière brothers tribute in Dubai

9-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes Film Festival and Institut Lumière chief to introduce the Gulf to work of cinema pioneers at DIFF.

Cork Film Festival Doc Day

Cork Film Festival adds documentary industry day

9-Nov-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Industry leaders from Toronto’s Hot Docs, Sheffield’s Doc/Fest, Channel 4 and the BFI will be in attendance.

Alibaba

Alibaba teams with Fosun, STA on talent development

9-Nov-2016 | By

China’s Alibaba Pictures is joining forces with Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and Fosun Group to develop new talent for the film and TV industries.

Darkest Hour

UK shoot underway on Gary Oldman-starring Churchill biopic

8-Nov-2016 | By

Joe Wright is directing Darkest Hour for Working Title and Focus Features.

Houda Benyamina

Les Arcs 2016 to spotlight new female film-makers

8-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Houda Benyamina [pictured], Jessica Hausner and Rebecca Daly among directors due to attend the festival.

Leo Borg in Borg/McEnroe

CPH PIX: 'Borg/McEnroe' director talks casting Borg's son

8-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell reports from the festival’s inaugural work in progress session; further titles presented were Winter Brothers, Drib, Under The Tree and Tom Of Finland.

Europa Cinemas

Europa Cinemas Awards crowns exhibitor trio

8-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Cinemas from Lisbon, Croatia, and Austria pick up the 2016 prizes.

AFM

Netflix acquires global rights to South Korean thriller 'Pandora'

8-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The streaming giant has picked up the anticipated follow-up to Next Entertainment World’s (NEW) South Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan.

Royal Albert Hall

BAFTA Film Awards relocates to Royal Albert Hall

8-Nov-2016 | By

Decade-long residency at Royal Opera House on hold as building undergoes refurbishment; Stephen Fry returns to host for the 12th time.

JRR Tolkien

James Strong to direct J.R.R. Tolkien biopic

8-Nov-2016 | By

Film about Lord Of The Rings author is being produced by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne; Protagonist boards sales.

Screen Film Summit 2016

Screen Film Summit to foreground finance opportunities for UK film

8-Nov-2016 | By Screen staff

A panel of experts will provide insight into sourcing finance, while attendees will be able to have private meetings with influential funders.

Oscars

US Briefs: Academy hires outreach and fundraising ace

8-Nov-2016 | By

Plus: Route One options ‘Palmer’ screenplay from Cheryl Guerriero

Robert De Niro

Amazon Studios picks up David O Russell series (reports)

7-Nov-2016 | By

The streaming giant has reportedly made a $160m two-season commitment to the mafia package that reunites Russell with Robert De Niro and sees The Weinstein Company on board as producers.

Afterimage

Film Movement acquires Polish Oscar submission 'Afterimage'

7-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The New York-based distributor has picked up the last feature by the late director Andrzej Wajda, who died last month aged 90.

Moonlight

Altitude acquires awards hopeful 'Moonlight' for UK

7-Nov-2016 | By

Coming of age drama has posted strong returns during a limited opening in the US.

Annapurna Pictures

Marc Weinstock named Annapurna Pictures president

7-Nov-2016 | By

The former president of domestic marketing at Fox will start the transition to Megan Ellison’s company in the coming weeks as the deep-pocketed producer-financier continues to build out her senior team.

Smash

XLrator Media adds four docs to Lifeframe label

7-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: On the back of its releases of Queen Mimi and It’s So Easy And Other Lies earlier this year, the company has acquired global rights to four new titles.

Ventana Sur

Cuba’s 'Soul Sisters' on Ventana Sur Primer Corte roster

7-Nov-2016 | By

Kiki Alvarez’s drama takes its place alongside five others in the Buenos Aires market’s post-production slate.

Dan Stevens

Bleecker Street acquires 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

7-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US, Latin American, Scandinavian, Benelux and Eastern Europen rights ahead of a December start on the family film starring Dan Stevens (pictured), Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce.

Mark Stern

IM Global Television, IDW Entertainment partner on 'LD50'

7-Nov-2016 | By

The companies will co-develop and co-produce the action drama, IM Global Television President Mark Stern (pictured) announced on Monday.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' retains UK box office lead

7-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ The Accountant is the week’s highest new entry with $2m (£1.61m) debut from 497 sites.

The Odyssey

French box office posts record October

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

CNC cites rise in attendance due to strong French productions including Jacques Cousteau biopic The Odyssey.

Sunburn

UK indie horror 'Sunburn' underway in Spain's Las Alpujarras

7-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Alleyne directs low-budget horror film, which is the first part of a planned trilogy.

Doctor Strange

China box office: 'Doctor Strange' reignites box office growth

7-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Doctor Strange scores $44m opening; local comedy Mr Donkey overtakes Inferno.

Sami Blood

Göteborg Film Festival to shine light on Sámi film

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Award-winning Sámi Blood among films set to play in special focus on cinema of the region’s indigenous people. 

Hiam Abbass

Abbass, Najjar to present projects at Dubai Film Connection

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Co-production market running Dec 9-11 during the Dubai International Film Festival unveils line-up.

Thread

Heretic Outreach picks up Thessaloniki premiere 'Thread'

7-Nov-2016 | By

Political sci-fi drama stars Sofia Kokkali.

Heartstone director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

'Heartstone' wins at Nordic Film Days

7-Nov-2016 | By

Heartstone and Norwegian film-makers win big in Lübeck; Austerlitz takes home Golden Dove at Leipzig.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' up to a magic $325m worldwide (update)

7-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Disney crosses $6bn at worldwide box office and Pixar’s Finding Dory becomes second biggest global release so far this year on $1.024bn.

Let Me Go

Rialto takes 'Let Me Go' for Australia, New Zealand

7-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Nazi legacy drama based on Helga Schneider’s memoirs stars Juliet Stevenson.

Zeineb Hates The Snow

'Zaineb Hates The Snow' triumphs at Carthage Film Festival

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Tunisian film festival dedicated to Arab and African cinema celebrated 50th anniversary this year.

CPH Pix winner 2016

Bulgaria’s 'Godless' wins top prize at CPH PIX

7-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Festival moves to new autumn dates; audience award goes to Heartstone, and Girls Lost wins best children’s film.

AFM

US Daily: Arclight to release 'Lost In The Pacific'

7-Nov-2016 | By

Arclight Films has picked up North American rights at AFM to the action thriller from Crimson Forest Films and Hanover House starring Brandon Routh and Zhang Yuqi.

Clara Lago

AFM: Seville International scores 'Orbiter 9' sales

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her team have licensed key territories on the elevated Spanish sci-fi from Cactus Flower Producciones, Mono Films, Dynamo and Telefonica Studios.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' in $85.1m North American debut (update)

6-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest offering stormed to the top on a confirmed $85.1m, followed by Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls on $46.6m via Fox and Hacksaw Ridge on $15.2m through Lionsgate.

AFM

AFM wrap: Tough market sees rays of light

6-Nov-2016 | By ,

This year’s AFM had no single standout title, but a selection of high-profile projects and star appearances sparked buyer interest.

Helen Mirren

AFM: Buyers flock to Helen Mirren thriller 'Winchester'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Diamond Pictures has reported a roaring trade on Winchester starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, selling out worldwide rights on the mystery thriller led by a UK deal with Lionsgate and a German sale to Splendid.

President Sirleaf and K. Riva Levinson

AFM: Arsenal Pictures boards Gold Star’s 'Choosing The Hero'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gold Star Films has optioned the story rights to Washington lobbyist K. Riva Levinson’s memoir, which Arsenal will represent for worldwide sales.

AFM 2016 World of Locations breakfast

AFM: International reps discuss incentives, filming opportunities

6-Nov-2016 | By

Panelists were attending Screen’s World of Locations breakfast at AFM.

Here Comes The Grump

AFM: First look at animation 'Here Comes The Grump'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Focus World and Anima Estudios co-pro written by Ice Age: The Meltdown writer.

Fantastic Films International, Bhasin Studios strike deal

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based Fantastic Films International (FFI) has signed at AFM a multi-film worldwide distribution and co-production deal with animation and gaming studio Bhasin Studios in Bangalore, India.

Koblic

AFM: FilmSharks inks deals on Ricardo Darin-starring 'Captain Koblic'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish-language drama recently premiered in Busan.

Tihana Lazovic

AFM: Costanza Quatriglio's 'Just Like My Son' underway

6-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

2016 Berlinale Shooting Star Tihana Lazovic [pictured] leads the Italy-Belgium co-production.

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AFM interview: Italian heavyweight Leone Film Group

6-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Co-chief Raffaella Leone talks future plans for the high-end distribution and production outfit.

Liam Neeson

AFM: Liam Neeson drama 'The Trainer' snapped up by eOne

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: eOne secures UK/Ire and Australia pre-buy with HanWay for Liam Neeson-Neil Jordan project.

Rosie Perez

Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco' eyes Rosie Perez

5-Nov-2016 | By

Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales rights on transgender drama; CAA reps US.

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AFM: Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval shoots down departure rumours 

5-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales champion says he has “no intention” of leaving the company he helped build. 

Tony Jaa

AFM: Arclight launches 'Triple Threat' sales

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Jaa [pictured], Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais star in action thriller.

'Toni Erdmann' leads European Film Awards nominations

5-Nov-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Maren Ade’s comedy received five nominations, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake received four.

Thats Not Cheating

AFM: Fox options 'That’s Not Cheating' remake rights

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Winograd’s Argentinian comedy has been a local hit.

Klown

AFM: Mikkel Norgaard to direct Baron Cohen's 'Klown'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Danish director returns to the director’s chair for the remake of his 2010 hit [pictured].

Dr Knock

AFM: First look at Omar Sy in 'Dr Knock'

5-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sy stars as a conman doctor in the revival of the classic French satire; TF1 is handling sales.

Paul Breuls

AFM: Corsan chief denies bankruptcy challenge

5-Nov-2016 | By

Emperor backer recently lost protection from its creditors.

Hannah Arterton

AFM: Salt boards sci-fi 'Peripheral' starring Hannah Arterton

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for Paul Hyett’s recently wrapped sci-fi produced by Bill Kenwright.

Kodachrome

First look: Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, Ed Harris in 'Kodachrome'

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Raso is directing the story of an ailing photographer.

Jo Brand

AFM: Little Film Company boards Jo Brand novel adaptation

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The More You Ignore Me is being produced by Genesius Pictures.

Gerard Depardieu

AFM: Gérard Depardieu joins Bach biopic

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cast, sales outfit The Yellow Affair join composer biopic.

The Exchange secures Pacific Mercantile Bank credit line

5-Nov-2016 | By

The Exchange has closed a revolving credit facility with Pacific Mercantile Bank for acquisitions, CEO Brian O’Shea announced at the AFM on Saturday.

A Dark Song

IFC Midnight pounces on 'A Dark Song'

5-Nov-2016 | By

IFC Midnight announced at the AFM it has acquired US rights to Liam Gavin’s A Dark Song.

James Franco

FilmRise enters 'The Vault' for North America

5-Nov-2016 | By

FilmRise has acquired all North American rights from Content Media to Redwire Pictures’ supernatural heist thriller The Vault starring James Franco, Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze and Taryn Manning.

Split

AFM: United Pictures closes 'Split' deals

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bowling drama stars Yoo Ji-tae.

Billy Zane

AFM: DDI sells out on 'The Adventure Club'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Double Dutch International (DDI) chief Jason Moring announced at AFM on Saturday he has sold out the world on The Adventure Club with US rights going to Gravitas Ventures.

The Left Ear

AFM: Jetavana plots cyberpunk fantasy 'Dream Breaker'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Rising talents Chen Duling [pictured] and Song Weilong star.

Love In The Buff

AFM: Media Asia launches 'Love Off The Cuff' sales

5-Nov-2016 | By

Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue star in third entry in Pang Ho-cheung’s film series.

Cave

AFM: Buyers enter LevelK's 'Cave'

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: France, Japan, Spain among deals for adventure-thriller.

AFM

AFM: Reason8 launches thriller 'Dark Meridian'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Crime thriller follows a New Orleans detective caught between two rival factions.

Cruel Summer

AFM: UK distributor Sharp Teeth launches sales division

5-Nov-2016 | By

Company’s first sales title is FrightFest horror Cruel Summer [pictured].

Charles Band

AFM: Full Moon Empire touts genre slate

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include Killjoy’s Psycho Circus and Puppetmaster: Axis Termination.

Savage Dogs

AFM: Bleiberg inks 'Savage Dog' deals

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: XLrator Media has taken US rights to the action thriller.

Qube Cinema

AFM: Digital cinema outfit launches Qube Wire

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Indian service launches in bid to counter physical DCP transportation.

Borat

AFM: Sacha Baron Cohen, Annapurna team for 'Klown'

4-Nov-2016 | By ,

EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna wins bidding war for comedy set to star Sacha Baron Cohen; CAA reps US rights.

Patricia Arquette Bel Powley Stacy Martin

AFM: Arquette, Powley, Martin join Dunst debut 'The Bell Jar'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Patricia Arquette joins adaptation of Sylvia Plath novel.

SFV1 The Osiris Child

AFM: XYZ inks key deals on sci-fi adventure 'Osiris Child'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales made in Europe, Middle East, Japan and more for SFV1: The Osiris Child.

Rhys Meyers

AFM: Archstone boards 'The Shadow Effect'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Archstone Distribution is at the market talking up the sci-fi starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Cam Gigandet.

Kung Fu Yoga

AFM: First look and deals for Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Golden Network inks deals on kung fu caper.

Saturday Church

AFM: WestEnd picks up musical 'Saturday Church'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for feature produced by Maggie’s Plan producer Rebecca Miller; first-look image.

Loev

AFM: Cinestaan bets on rising Indian talent

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Debut slate includes I Am Here from Loev [pictured] director Sudhanshu Saria.

The Bookshop

AFM: First look at Isabel Coixet's 'The Bookshop'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson star in the adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel.

Frédérique Rouault

AFM: Celluloid Dreams appoints Rouault as sales chief

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hengameh Panahi re-expands historic art-house sales company Celluloid Dreams

A Bag Of Marbles

AFM: Gaumont inks 'A Bag Of Marbles' sales

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: World War Two drama is based on Joseph Joffo’s best-selling classic novel. 

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

AFM: Dutch Features opens world sales on 'Patser'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Drug gang drama to be directed by Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

Karl Urban

AFM: Karl Urban to join 'Entry Level'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations underway for Urban to star in thriller, Brenton Thwaites already on board.

Ghost Team

AFM: Film Mode joins 'Ghost Team'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy stars Jon Heder and Justin Long; The Orchard picks up multiple territories.

AFM

FilmRise acquires US rights to 'Cruel And Unusual'

4-Nov-2016 | By

FilmRise has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Vadim Jean’s Angola Three documentary, which Content Media represents for international sales at the market.

Alex Noyer

You Know, Amoeba line up Finnish shoot on 'Sielu'

4-Nov-2016 | By

You Know Films and Amoeba Entertainment will produce the eco-horror film and become the first US companies to benefit from the 25% Finnish cash rebate.

Crosscurrent

AFM: 'Crosscurrent' on Lemon Tree's debut international slate

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese distributor also has animation Lighting Dindin.

Pixies

AFM: Arcana's 'Pixies' scores China deal

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Voice cast includes Christopher Plummer and Alexa Vega.

Ruben Fleischer

Ruben Fleischer to adapt 'Regional Office' for MadRiver

4-Nov-2016 | By

MadRiver Pictures has acquired rights to Manuel Gonzales’ debut novel The Regional Office Is Under Attack and is developing for Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.

Nerdland

AFM: Screen Media starts sales talks on 'Nerdland'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Animated feature is voiced by Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd.

Game Of Thrones Iceland

AFM: Isold to cash-flow Icelandic film tax incentives

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Financing company offers to cash-flow the 25% Icelandic tax incentive as well as the 24% VAT refund.

Princess Emmy

UK animation outfit Red Kite boards 'Princess Emmy – The Movie'

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Little Polar Bear director Piet de Rycker is helming the feature animation from Studio 100 Media.

The Escape

First look: Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton in 'The Escape'

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sales agent Independent is introducing the film to buyers at the AFM.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange continues UK social media domination

4-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Marvel film topped the buzz chart again, beating opener A Street Cat Named Bob.

Steve November

Steve November joins Lionsgate UK

4-Nov-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Former ITV exec will head up company’s UK TV division.

US Briefs: Momentum Pictures picks up 'Voice From The Stone'

4-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to the thriller starring Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones. 13 Films handles international sales at AFM.

Loving Vincent

AFM: CMG scores deals for 'Loving Vincent'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russian and Latin American rights sold for animation about the life and death of van Gogh.

Spark

AFM: DDI closes deals on 'Spark'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rights for animated feature sold for UK, Latin America, Middle East and more.

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'Gravity' VFX firm Framestore in £150m China sale

3-Nov-2016 | By

Oscar-winning UK VFX firm to be sold to former automative specialist.

Tom Wilkinson Aneurin Barnard

AFM: Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard topline 'Dead In A Week'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Altitude to launch sales on comedy due for 2017 shoot.

Sylvester Stallone

AFM: Sylvester Stallone joins Olivier Assayas's 'Idol's Eye'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stallone replaces Robert De Niro in the heist thriller and will star alongside Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz.

Warwick Thornton

AFM: Memento, The Jokers board Warwick Thornton's 'Sweet Country'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Director with focus on Aboriginal culture revisits western genre from indigenous perspective.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

AFM: Nikkatsu to partner with Wild Bunch for Kurosawa's next film

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese studio and international sales agent pairing up for new sci-fi.

AFM: Rooney Mara drama 'Una' secures key deals

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd inks deals in Germany, Australia, Latin America, and more, on sexual abuse drama.

Extortion

US Briefs: 13 Films strikes North American deal on 'Extortion'

3-Nov-2016 | By

Plus: DDI bulks up cast on Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer; Jack Reacher: Never Go Back crosses $100m worldwide

Christian De Gallegos

Christian De Gallegos to head Insurgent Media sales

3-Nov-2016 | By

The executive has joined the LA-based company’s new sales division as head of international sales.

Theresa Roberts

Theresa Roberts to lead eOne film publicity across EMEA

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The promotion sees the executive extend her UK remit, EMEA managing director of film Alex Hamilton announced on Thursday.

Rob Brydon

HanWay boards Rob Brydon-starring synchronised swimming comedy

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film is inspired by male synchronised swimming doc Men Who Swim; Icon takes UK rights.

Rihanna

Shoot underway on Warner Bros’ all-female 'Ocean’s 8'

3-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Starry cast includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna.

AFM: Shochiku acquires Japan rights to 'Carrie Pilby'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese deal closed with Radiant Films in the run-up to AFM.

Monster Nanny

AFM: Scott Free to develop Finnish children's fantasy book

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Gudrun Giddings brokers deal for Tuutikki Tolonen’s bestseller Monster Nanny.

Sean Harris

AFM: Sean Harris to lead Fyzz Facility horror 'Possum'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bankside boards sales on UK horror film backed by Ingenious, Creative England.

The Night Eats The World

AFM: WTFilms, Haut et Court launch 'Night Eats The World'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Paris-based walking dead drama

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

AFM: Content Media acquires rights to Mick Ronson doc

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Content’s AFM slate includes Jon Brewer’s Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.

AFM: Pure Flix launches talks on 'The Case For Christ'

3-Nov-2016 | By

Pure Flix/Quality Flix Entertainment has begun talks with international buyers on The Case For Christ from the producers of 2014 US box office breakout God’s Not Dead.

Ma' Rosa

First Run Features picks up 'Ma' Rosa'

3-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from Films Distribution to Brillante Mendoza’s Philippines Oscar submission.

Badsville

AFM: Epic Pictures acquires 'Badsville'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: April Mullen’s gang drama to be introduced at AFM.

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Hemisphere invests in Lionsgate's Spanish-language SVOD service

3-Nov-2016 | By

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group, a US and Latin American owner of Spanish-language pay-TV and broadcast networks, have partnered on the upcoming first Spanish-language SVOD service.

Where's the dragon?

AFM: Crimson Forest and Hannover House acquire US rights to 'Where's The Dragon?'

3-Nov-2016 | By

Distribution Workshop sells 3D animation about a young girl who teams up with the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Children Royals

AFM: Films Distribution takes sales on Dugain’s 'Children Royals'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Feature inspired by the true plan to marry off Louis XV to King of Spain’s four-year-old daughter.  

THX 1138

Berlinale sets sci-fi retrospective for 2017

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

George Lucas’ THX 1138, Byron Haskin’s The War Of The Worlds and 1918 silent film A Trip To Mars among 27 features set to screen.

Lost Solace

Kaleidoscope strikes three picture deal with genre specialists Jinga

3-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Deal includes sci-fi thrillers The Rift and Lost Solace, and supernatural thriller Through The Shadow.

Trainspotting 2

WATCH: 'Trainspotting 2' full trailer lands

3-Nov-2016 | By

Sequel will be released on January 27 in the UK.

The Bloom Of Yesterday

German tragi-comedy 'Bloom of Yesterday' triumphs in Tokyo

3-Nov-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Chris Kraus’s film exploring inter-generational legacy of the Holocaust scores twice at Tokyo film festival. 

Wanda Group

AFM: UCFTI Expo: Jiang calls on Hollywood to cooperate with China

3-Nov-2016 | By

Wanda Pictures general manager speaks on panel about marketing US films in China.

Suffering Of Ninko

AFM: Asian Shadows picks up erotic Buddhist drama

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong sales company acquires worldwide rights to Norihiro Niwatsukino’s Suffering Of Ninko.

AFM: CJ Entertainment announces raft of deals

3-Nov-2016 | By

Sales confirmed on Asura [pictured], The Housemaid and My Annoying Brother.

The Age Of Shadows

AFM: Finecut seals deals on 'Age Of Shadows', 'The Wailing'

3-Nov-2016 | By

South Korean agent makes sales to UK, Singapore, Thailand, Latin America and more.

AFM: Spotlight brings 'The Sound' to market

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International sales launched on Rose McGowan horror.

The Game Changer

AFM: Well Go USA picks up rights to 'The Game Changer'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Texas-based distributor acquires rights for US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Red Mile

AFM: 79th & Broadway and APL to sell worldwide rights to 'Red Mile'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 79th & Broadway to represent US rights and APL Film to handle international sales of Justin McConnell’s thriller.

Serpent

AFM: Voltage brings 'Serpent' to market

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures holds international sales rights to Distant Horizon’s thriller.

'Civil War', 'Finding Dory' drive Disney to global box office record

2-Nov-2016 | By

The studio hierarchy announced on Wednesday that it has achieved its biggest year ever on $5.851bn with two tentpoles still to come.

The Young Offenders

AFM: Irish box office hit 'The Young Offenders' secures int’l sales deal

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby to launch sales on comedy which has grossed more than €1m in Ireland.

Smart Chase

AFM: IMR revs up Orlando Bloom-starrer 'S.M.A.R.T. Chase'

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: UK director Charles Martin directs Shanghai set action-adventure.

Evan Rachel Wood

AFM: Seville International's slate includes 'A Worthy Companion'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales agent will launch sales with Evan Rachel Wood drama.

Glenn Close

AFM: HanWay boards Glenn Close comedy 'Wilde Wedding'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay boards Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Minnie Driver comedy.

Thomas Mann

AFM: The Exchange introduces 'Beef'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AFM line-up includes Thomas Mann comedy.

jean reno

AFM: IM Global takes on 'The Adventurers'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Lau, Shu Qi and Jean Reno [pictured] star in the story of a jewelry heist at the Cannes Film Festival.

Baby Bumps

AFM: Gaumont launches Juliette Binoche comedy 'Baby Bump(s)'

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Binoche-starrer tops comedy driven slate.

Nicole Kidman

Focus to release 'The Beguiled' in June 2017

2-Nov-2016 | By

Production has begun in Louisiana on Sofia Coppola’s Civil War-era drama starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

Mélanie Laurent to direct Elle Fanning in crime-thriler 'Galveston'

2-Nov-2016 | By

Director, cast join crime-thriller written by True Detective creator.

Borg McEnroe

SF scores with further 'Borg/McEnroe' sales

2-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

SF Studios closes deals on tennis biopic starring Shia La Beouf, car-racing action feature.

The Worthy

AFM: IM Global to launch sales on 'The Worthy'

2-Nov-2016 | By

IM Global’s Anthem label is handling international sales excluding the Middle East at AFM on Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s Arabic action thriller and recent BFI London Film Festival selection.

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Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz to star in von Trier’s 'House That Jack Built'

2-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Zentropa producer Louise Vesth reveals more details about serial killer story.

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AFM: Brian Cox, Tom Courtenay sign up for Hatton Garden heist movie

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: GSP to launch Diamond Geezers written by The Sting writer David S. Ward.

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AFM: Great Point launches ambitious slate

2-Nov-2016 | By

Robert Pattinson western, Michael Douglas-exec’d drama among 10-15 strong slate.

A Death in the Gunj

AFM: C International debuts with 'Death In The Gunj' and 'Land Of The Gods'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Indian boutique studio is at AFM for the first time this year.

Bokeh

Screen Media Ventures boards 'Bokeh' for AFM

2-Nov-2016 | By

The company has acquired worldwide rights to the Iceland-set sci-fi from Zealous Pictures in association with Vintage Pictures and Kansha Films and is introducing to AFM buyers this week.

Jen Gorton

Jen Gorton promoted to svp international sales at Sierra/Affinity

2-Nov-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jen Gorton to senior vice-president of international sales as the AFM kicks off.

Cinderella 3D

Ariel Veneziano to run Gold Valley Films International

2-Nov-2016 | By

Full service 3D animation facility Gold Valley Films has brought on the industry veteran to run its new sales outfit and kicks off AFM with Cinderella 3D.

Rocket Science

AFM: Rocket Science launches with buzz slate, first hires

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First interview with new seller about company ambitions.

Karen Gillan

'Doctor Who' star Karen Gillan to direct 'Tupperware Party'

2-Nov-2016 | By

The Scottish actress will write and star in her feature directorial debut as part of an inaugural slate from LA-based development and production company Mt. Hollywood Films.

David Goyer

IM Global Television, David Goyer sign first-look pact

2-Nov-2016 | By

The parties have agreed to an exclusive two-year first-look TV deal that sees Goyer already on board as executive producer on previously announced I, Rebel as well as Golden State.

Meza

AFM: Raven Banner brings sci-fi action 'Meza'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit has worldwide sales rights to James Mark’s directorial debut

Willow Shields

AFM: Metro International heads 'Into The Rainbow'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards 3D family fantasy with Willow Shields.

The Hippopotamus

AFM: Truffle finds comedy 'Dateless', action-adventure 'The Gaelic King'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling UK sales outfit Truffle Pictures launches first market slate.

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

Rai boards Toni Servillo-starring comedy 'Let Yourself Go'

2-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales company is being directed by Francesco Amato.

Gang Dong won

AFM: Showbox scores 'Vanishing Time' presales

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gang Dong-won stars in the fantasy drama.

Donnie Yen

AFM: Mega-Vision launches 'Chasing The Dragon' sales

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangster drama stars Donnie Yen and Andy Lau.

Jack Campbell

AFM: Former Premiere Entertainment exec launches Octane Entertainment

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Campbell’s Octane brings nine titles to AFM

Quixote’s – The Heirs Of La Mancha

AFM: Studio 100 launches animated Don Quixote spin-off

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Munich-based family entertainment specialist kicks off sales at AFM.

Nordic Film Council prize

'Louder Than Bombs' wins Nordic Council Film Prize

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

It is the first time a Norwegian feature has won the prestigious $52,000 prize. 

Nujoom Al Ghanem

DIFF unveils 2016 IWC Filmmaker Award short-list 

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Three Gulf film-makers in running for prize worth $100,000.

George Best: All By Himself

Dogwoof picks up George Best doc

2-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Distributor strikes theatrical and home entertainment deal for George Best: All By Himself.

A Day

AFM: Finecut launches 'A Day', 'House Of The Disappeared'

2-Nov-2016 | By

Two high-concept genre films are being introduced at this week’s American Film Market.

Eric Mallory Morgan and Teri Schwartz

US Briefs: Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards winners announced

2-Nov-2016 | By

Eric Mallory Morgan of UCLA has won first prize in the 61st annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for his script Tonya.

Living And Other Fictions

Jo Sol’s 'Living And Other Fictions' wins at Cinemed 

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Festival devoted to cinema of the Mediterranean basin unfolded in French city of Montpellier Oct 21-29. 

Hilary Swank

US Briefs: Open Road snaps up animation 'Spark'

2-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to the animation Spark, which Double Dutch International represents for sales at the AFM outside the US with the exception of China and South Korea.

AFM: Level of registered UK companies surges 16%

1-Nov-2016 | By

On the eve of the market, AFM executives said the number of registered UK exhibitors will reach its highest level since 2009 despite concerns over a punishing exchange rate in light of the Brexit vote.

Evan Peters

Sierra, Film4, AI Film team on 'American Animals' with Evan Peters

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: X-Men and American Horror Story star to lead Bart Layton’s heist movie; Lava Bear among executives on Raw production.

Genna Terranova

Tribeca Film Festival director Genna Terranova to depart

1-Nov-2016 | By

Terranova announced on Tuesday she is relocating with her family from New York to Los Angeles.

Sanford Panitch

Sony launches China Writers Initiative

1-Nov-2016 | By

The studio wants to host Chinese writers with the goal of creating successful co-productions and Hollywood films that appeal to Chinese audiences.

AFM

AFM: Red Sea Media to launch sales on 'Mystic Game'

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich will introduce international buyers this week to Kinodanz’s Russian fantasy adventure, which takes its place on the roster alongside Scott Eastwood starrer Ecstasia.

Bill Nighy

AFM: Bill Nighy to lead comedy 'Triple Word Score'

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: DDI to launch sales on feature from The Railway Man screen-writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Amma Asante's wartime race drama 'Where Hands Touch' begins in Belgium

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, Tom Sweet join drama sold by Protagonist.

Mireille Enos

AFM: Premiere Entertainment Group takes 'You Were Never Here'

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based company arrives at AFM with international rights to psychological thriller starring Mireille Enos from executive producers Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson, Neil Jordan team on 'The Trainer'

1-Nov-2016 | By

HanWay to commence sales on drama from Sully writer at the AFM.

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Altitude boards Luke Evans, Kelly Reilly hostage thriller '10x10'

1-Nov-2016 | By

Noel Clarke has written the screenplay and produces with Jason Maza for their banner Unstoppable.

The Orchard picks up 'Carrie Pilby'

1-Nov-2016 | By

The North American deal on the Bel Powley starrer follows the film’s recent world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

IFC Films to distribute 'Queen Of The Desert'

1-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to Werner Herzog’s drama starring Nicole Kidman and James Franco and will release in spring 2017.

Hugo

GFM Films launches animation label

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Two titles join previously announced co-pro with former Simpsons animation producer Bill Schultz and China Film Group.

SPC acquires Michael Haneke’s 'Happy End'

1-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American and Latin American rights to the Austrian auteur’s upcoming French production which wrapped in late August.

Pierce Brosnan

EFA to honour Pierce Brosnan

1-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Former James Bond actor will receive the European Achievement in World Cinema award.

'I, Daniel Blake' leads 2016 BIFA nominations

1-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow,

American Honey, Notes On Blindness, Adult Life Skills, Under The Shadow also score multiple noms.

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Alex Lawther joins 'Ghost Stories' as shoot kicks off

1-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Actor joins the cast of supernatural thriller starring Paul Whitehouse, Martin Freeman.

James Franco

AFM: Germany’s Tiberius acquires James Franco’s 'Future World'

1-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Munich-based distributor seals deals on eve of market, including for Elijah Wood-produced The Greasy Strangler.

Asian Three-Fold Mirror

Tokyo: ‘Three-Fold Mirror’ reflects Japan’s Asian ambitions

31-Oct-2016 | By

Omnibus project Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections forms part of Japan’s drive to build links with Southeast Asia.

Brenton Thwaites

AFM: Brenton Thwaites joins 'Entry Level'

31-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The rising star will play the lead in the action thriller from Practical Pictures, which 13 Films will introduce to international buyers this week.

Ed Rubin

Ed Rubin joins Scott Free London

31-Oct-2016 | By

The former Origin Pictures head of film and television will serve as managing director at Ridley Scott’s production company.

Comrades

Respected UK producer Simon Relph dies aged 76

31-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

UK film industry veteran was the founding CEO of British Screen and chairman of BAFTA; his credits included Comrades [pictured].

Michael Sheen

US Briefs: Amazon Studios to co-finance, distribute 'Brad's Status'

31-Oct-2016 | By

Amazon Studios will co-finance the dramatic comedy with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) and distribute in North America.

Gerard Butler Joe Alwyn

Gerard Butler, Joe Alwyn to head psychological thriller 'Keepers'

31-Oct-2016 | By ,

Protagonist Pictures will introduce the project to buyers at the AFM.

Hannes Holm

'Ove' director to shoot Ted Gärdestad story

31-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Hannes Holm, the director of Sweden’s Oscar submission, will direct the story of Swedish pop star Ted Gärdestad.

The Trouble With You

AFM: MK2 boards Pierre Salvadori's 'The Trouble With You'

31-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French Riviera-set ensemble romantic comedy to co-star Adèle Haenel, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Elbaz and Damien Bonnard.

Cash Only

AFM: 108 Media unveils genre label slate

31-Oct-2016 | By

The Toronto-based sales agent on Monday announced the latest roster of international acquisitions under its 108 Madcap label.

Pettyfer

AFM: Alex Pettyfer to lead Katyn thriller 'The Last Witness'

31-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: GFM Films to launch world sales on post-war thriller about the mass murder of 22,000 Poles.

Paper Year

AFM: Myriad to launch sales on 'Paper Year'

31-Oct-2016 | By

First Generation Films has commenced production in Toronto on the drama starring Eve Hewson and Avan Jogia.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' conjures up $86m international debut (update)

31-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 31 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest opens top in all-but two of its 33 opening territories.

Icon

Krakow Film Foundation launches doc-focused sales outfit at DOK Leipzig

31-Oct-2016 | By

Titles on its debut slate include Wojciech Kasperski’s award-winning Icon [pictured].

People Just Do Nothing

Roughcut duo reunite for film venture

31-Oct-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Feature film outfit Who’s On First will focus on producing mainstream comedies and dramas with transatlantic appeal.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' tops 'Trolls' at UK box office

31-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel offering posts fifth-biggest opening for the brand in the UK with six-day bow of $11.24m (£9.23m).

Mechanic Ressurection

China box office: 'Resurrection' leads, 'Inferno' rules weekend

31-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Jason Stratham’s Mechanic: Resurrection held onto its weekly lead, while Inferno topped the three-day weekend chart.

Rock Dog

J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson voiced 'Rock Dog' gets UK deal

31-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Altitude Film Distribution acquires family animation Rock Dog featuring J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard.

Inferno

'Inferno' up in flames on $14.9m US launch (update)

30-Oct-2016 | By

OCTOBER 31 UPDATE: Sony’s latest episode in the adventures of Robert Landgdon starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones fizzled out at the box office with a dismal confirmed $14.9m debut in 3,576 theatres.

AFM: Tom Hardy to star in Al Capone film 'Fonzo'

29-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton’s Bloom has introduced a major project on the eve of the market, injecting life into what has been an unusually slow build-up.

Miss Peregrine

China quota expands with 'Miss Peregrine', 'Sully' releases

29-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood titles including Sully and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children have been given China release dates, pushing the annual quota beyond the usual 34 titles.

AFM: The Weinstein Company to introduce horror 'Polaroid'

29-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company will begin sales in Santa Monica on the upcoming feature version of Lars Klevberg’s horror short.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' to cast spell over global box office

28-Oct-2016 | By

Marvel Studios’ latest adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch will almost certainly usurp Jack Reacher: Never Go Back when it launches via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International this weekend.

Patriots Day

'Patriots Day' lands AFI FEST closing night slot

28-Oct-2016 | By

In another coup for a festival that has been growing in prestige, CBS Films’ potential awards contender starring Mark Wahlberg will close the event on November 17.

20th Century Fox

US Briefs: 20th Century Fox chief comms officer to leave

28-Oct-2016 | By

Chris Petrikin, chief communications officer for 20th Century Fox, will leave the studio at the end of the year.

AFM: Rebecca Ferguson joins 'The Lady And The Panda'

28-Oct-2016 | By

The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea has announced casting on the UK-China co-production ahead of the Santa Monica market next week.

Grass Stains

AFM: Concourse Film Trade picks up 'Grass Stains'

28-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ company has acquired worldwide rights to the drama from Haven Entertainment and Bow and Arrow Entertainment starring Tye Sheridan and Kaitlyn Dever.

Robert Redford

AFM: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck to star in 'The Old Man And The Gun'

28-Oct-2016 | By

Rocket Science to handle sales at the upcoming AFM.

Moonlight

'Moonlight' finds French distributor

28-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A24 has closed a key deal on Barry Jenkins’s awards season heavyweight.

Kaleidoscope, Head Gear ink multi-movie deal with Jonathan English

28-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK seller/distributor teams with financier to back director’s company Balkanic.

AFM: Casey Affleck to star in 'Villain'

28-Oct-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity is launching sales next week on Black Bear Pictures’ crime drama to star this season’s Oscar frontrunner.

The Young Astronauts

STX to grow production capabilities through The Young Astronauts deal

28-Oct-2016 | By

The Burbank-based company announced on Friday a deal with the Toronto interactive media producers to partner on original short-form content for music, celebrity talent and brands.

Tokyo: Matsuzaka joins cast of Chen Kaige’s 'Kukai'

28-Oct-2016 | By

Japanese actress joins cast of Chen Kaige’s [pictured] Chinese-Japanese co-production, which is currently in production in China.  

Lady of the Lake

'Diamond Island', 'Lady Of The Lake' scoop top prizes in Mumbai

28-Oct-2016 | By

Other winners included Ralitza Petrova’s Godless and The Narrow Path, directed by Satish Babusenan and Santosh Babusenan.

The Sense Of An Ending

Farrell promoted at Origin, Ed Rubin departs

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Farrell will be replacing Rubin as head of film and television.

The Time Of Their Lives

AFM: Independent boards Joan Collins comedy

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The Time Of Their Lives is written and directed by Roger Goldby.

Baden Baden

MUBI announces first US theatrical release with 'Baden Baden'

28-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Curated subscription VOD service MUBI enters the US theatrical marketplace with its premiere of Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden.

Darkland

TrustNordisk picks up action thriller 'Darkland'

28-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

TrustNordisk will handle international sales on director Fenar Ahmad’s second feature film Darkland.

Mikael Fellenius

Mikael Fellenius to become CEO at Film Väst

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Göteborg Film Festival’s former leader will succeed Tomas Eskilsson from January 1, 2017.

I Remember You

AFM: TrustNordisk acquires horror 'I Remember You'

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature is based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s best-selling novel.

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Going Places

First look: John Turturro in 'Lebowski' spin-off 'Going Places'

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The director-star is reprising his role as Jesus Quintana from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' leads social media buzz chart

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel offering opened in the UK on Tuesday (October 25).

Split

North American Briefs: 'Split' joins AFI FEST Special Screening roster

28-Oct-2016 | By

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror thriller stars James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities.

Rachel Weisz

FilmNation, Film4 team on 'Disobedience'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation boards romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Young Offenders

Irish comedy 'The Young Offenders' scores multi-territory deal

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo nabs US, UK, Australia rights on cocaine comedy which has grossed more than €1m in Ireland.

This Beautiful Fantastic

Samuel Goldwyn, AMBI to release 'This Beautiful Fantastic'

27-Oct-2016 | By

Samuel Goldwyn Films and AMBI Group will partner on the US theatrical release of Simon Aboud’s drama starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Tom Wilkinson.

Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy

AFM: Shoreline signs up for 'Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Astin and Gina Gershon star in the tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller sequel.

Orlando Parfitt

Screen hires senior editor, appoints deputy editor

27-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Orlando Parfitt joins as senior editor – online. Andreas Wiseman is promoted to deputy editor and Tom Grater becomes deputy online editor.

Michael Caine

AFM: Fortitude International boards 'Coup D’Etat'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fortitude boards satirical comedy starring Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs and Seth Green.

Beyond The Gates

UK, Australia, China deals for horror 'Beyond The Gates'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jinga inks international deals on horror previously sold to IFC Midnight; takes Serbian thriller Incarnation for sales and remake rights.

Brexit

Creative Industries Federation publishes Brexit Report

27-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Report aimed at tackling short-term challenges and securing longer-term success for the UK creative industries sector.

Singapore Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

27-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Upcoming 27th edition to open with Asian premiere of Dain Iskandar Said’s Interchange on November 23.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Full programme unveiled for This Way Up 2016

27-Oct-2016 | By

The annual exhibition conference is taking place at Glasgow Film Theatre.

Andrew Cripps appointed to key Fox distribution role

26-Oct-2016 | By

The industry veteran currently serves as president of IMAX International and is expected to join the studio in January 2017.

A Dark Song

AFM: Kaleidoscope boards Steve Oram horror 'A Dark Song'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

EXCLUSIVE: Liam Gavin’s occult horror stars Sightseers’ Steve Oram.

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Former Busan chief given suspended jail sentence

26-Oct-2016 | By

Lee Yong-kwan and three other former festival executives given suspended jail sentences by Busan District Court.

Greg Schenz

13 Films hires Greg Schenz as vice-president

26-Oct-2016 | By

The former Endgame executive Greg Schenz has joined the sales and finance company and will spearhead financing and packaging of film and television projects.

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Netflix orders Scandi thriller series 'The Rain'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The series is set after a devastating biological catastrophe.

Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier to deliver keynote at Screen Film Summit

26-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Speakers confirmed for the annual summit, which will take place November 24 at Picturehouse Central, include Andy Harries, Tim O’Shea, Tristan Goligher, Faye Ward, Eve Gabereau, Chris Green and David Hancock; finance breakout area new addition.

Let Me Go

AFM: Evolutionary Films to launch sci-fi 'Oceanus', Nazi drama 'Let Me Go'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

London-based sales and production company boards Juliet Stevenson and Malcolm McDowell projects.

Buster’s Mal Heart

US Briefs: Well Go USA acquires 'Buster’s Mal Heart'

26-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American and select international rights to Sarah Adina Smith’s recent Toronto premiere.

Black Angel

Moscow KinoPoisk: Roger Christian readies 'Black Angel', Latido boards debut

26-Oct-2016 | By

KFM: Russian investor boards ‘Black Angel’ remake, ‘made in Russia’ blockbusters, KFM pitching winners, Latido picks up Ukrainian debut

Battle Of Wits

Tokyo: Producers talk China-Japan collaboration

25-Oct-2016 | By

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.

David Tennant

AFM: DDI boards David Tennant rom-com 'You, Me And Him'

25-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: DDI boards rom-com starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners.

AFM: Voltage to tempt buyers with 'All Eyez On Me'

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Los Angeles company will introduce international sales next week on Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic.

Charlie Hunnam

AFM: IM Global to fully finance Drake Doremus romance 'Zoe'

25-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Laurie Holden

Seville International boards 'Pyewacket' for AFM

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Canadian sales company heads to the Santa Monica market with worldwide rights to the occult horror film starring Laurie Holden.

Olga Kurylenko

AFM: Olga Kurylenko joins 'Jane Millen' for 13 Films

25-Oct-2016 | By

The actress will play the lead in the thriller which the Los Angeles-based company will finance and introduce to worldwide buyers next week.

Unbroken

Jack O’Connell to star as designer Alexander McQueen

25-Oct-2016 | By

Pathé has set a spring 2017 start date for principal photography on DJ Films production from director Andrew Haigh.

All I See Is You

Open Road acquires 'All I See Is You'

25-Oct-2016 | By

Mark Forster’s recent Toronto world premiere starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke has found its US home.

IMAX, Vue to open second Denmark site

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: IMAX and Vue International are partnering on a second IMAX theatre following the commercial success of Copenhagen venue.

Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke talks new projects, arthouse distribution

25-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Moana

'Moana', 'Miss Sloane' secure AFI FEST world premiere slots

25-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Boys In The Trees

AFM: Myriad Pictures boards 'Boys In The Trees'

25-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Kenichi Matsuyama, Shinzo Abe, Meryl Streep

Tokyo: Shinzo Abe, Meryl Streep kick off festival

25-Oct-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

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.

Steel Country

Exclusive first look: Andrew Scott in crime-thriller 'Steel Country'

25-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in AFM-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.

Aardman, Studiocanal plan 'Shaun The Sheep Movie 2'

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Pre-production will begin in January 2017 on the animated sequel, again directed by Richard Starzak.

Skarsgard

AFM: Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård join thriller 'The Kill Team'

25-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Cornerstone will commence sales of the feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss’s acclaimed documentary The Kill Team at AFM.

Shed Skin Papa

Tokyo: Golden Network picks up Shed Skin Papa

25-Oct-2016 | By

Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to Tokyo competition title Shed Skin Papa.

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Creative England selects 16 producers for diversity schemes

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Creative England has selected the participants for new producer initiatives aimed at developing industry outside of London.

Inferno

Americas Briefs: 'Inferno' crosses $100M worldwide

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Dan Brown adaptation starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones has surged past the milestone after ten days.

Isabelle Fauchet

Event Cinema Association creates advisory committee

25-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

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.

Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning

Sequel to home ent hit 'Rise of the Footsoldier' underway in Marbella

25-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Principal photography has started on the third instalment in the lucrative UK crime franchise; Carnaby to sell at AFM.

Stefan Zweig

Edge buys multiple territories on 'Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe'

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

Cold Feet

120 jobs to go as Brexit bites ITV

25-Oct-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

ITV is to make 120 jobs redundant across its business to “futureproof” following Brexit.

Pinocchio

AFM exclusive: Toni Servillo to star in Matteo Garrone's 'Pinocchio'

24-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell live-action feature produced by Jeremy Thomas and Jean Labadie; shoot set for spring 2017.

Pinochet

Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Spain team for Pinochet thriller

24-Oct-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Global Screen to handle sales on co-pro about a failed attempt to kill Augusto Pinochet in 1986.

US Briefs: Effie Brown tells producers forum, ‘Nobody has the answers’

24-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Shield Of Straw

EuropaCorp joins 'Shield Of Straw' remake

24-Oct-2016 | By

The company is partnering with All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), Nippon Television and Chris and Paul Weitz’s production company Depth Of Field.

Lies We Tell

Spotlight Pictures brings eight new titles to AFM

24-Oct-2016 | By

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.

The Exchange to sell 'The Lady And The Panda'

24-Oct-2016 | By

CEO Brian O’Shea announced the new signing on Monday ahead of next week’s AFM in Santa Monica.

Double Date

AFM: Film Constellation boards comedy-horror 'Double Date'

24-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look at feature starring Michael Socha, Georgia Groome; Matt Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith produce; Dexter Fletcher among cameos.

The Incident

Birds Eye View backs first UK release

24-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK charity and former festival teams with Verve to release Jane Linfoot drama.

Shannon Purser

AFM: 'Stranger Things' star Shannon Purser joins 'Wish Upon'

24-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Netflix’s Stranger Things actress joins Joey King in Broad Green Pictures production; Mister Smith to sell at AFM.

Trolls

UK box office: 'Trolls' sings to top spot as 'I, Daniel Blake' sets Loach record

24-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back shoots to non-final $3.28m (£2.68m) bow from 518 sites.

Andrea Occhipinti in Rome

Rome: 'More public money needed for distribution', say execs

24-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Experts on MIA/Europa Distribution panel also discussed the importance of territoriality in European deals and need for diversification to mitigate risk.

Statham

China box office: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' takes down 'Operation Mekong'

24-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Crime-thriller Resurrection takes down Operation Mekong; Heartfall Arises opens in third.

World Soundtrack Awards

Ghent awards 'A Quiet Passion', Jeremy Thomas, Ryuichi Sakamoto

24-Oct-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Jury led by Jeremy Thomas awards Terence Davies title with top award.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' shoots to $59.1m worldwide (update)

24-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 24 UPDATE: Sony’s Inferno will soon cross the $100m mark at the overseas box office.

Mark O'Rowe

IFB backs O'Rowe debut, Lanthimos, 'The Young Offenders' follow-up

24-Oct-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

The Irish Film Board backs production funding for the directoral debut from the Intermission and Boy A writer.

Gary Alazraki

True Colours makes first int'l acquisition with 'Almost Paradise'

24-Oct-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Gary Alazraki’s new feature finds international sales and co-production partner at Rome’s MIA market.

Personal Affairs team in Haifa

Haifa awards go to 'Personal Affairs,' 'The Distinguished Citizen'

24-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Festival’s Mix Programme $65,000 production grant was awarded to Rony and Riyad.

US Briefs: 'Sieranevada', 'Olli Mäki' win at Chicago

24-Oct-2016 | By

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.

AT&T in $85.4bn Time Warner bid

23-Oct-2016 | By

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.

Moonlight

Moonlight scores huge limited debut in North America (update)

23-Oct-2016 | By

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.

The White King

Tallinn Black Nights: 'The White King' among first features competition

22-Oct-2016 | By

UK dystopian drama starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn will have its international premiere at the festival.

The Devil's Candy

IFC Midnight acquires 'The Devil’s Candy'

21-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Snoot Entertainment’s horror film following the recent premiere in Tor

Margot Robbie

Len Blavatnik's AI to finance Tonya Harding film starring Margot Robbie

21-Oct-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity to handle sales at AFM on Craig Gillespie drama-biopic I, Tonya.

Eduardo Cisneros

SPIP signs pact with Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman

21-Oct-2016 | By

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 warns of global admissions drop

21-Oct-2016 | By

Curzon boss talks admissions, Soho venue and Netflix collaboration during Screen Exhibitors’ Forum.

Meryl Streep

Rome: Meryl Streep reveals the director she would most like to work with

21-Oct-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Streep talked Michael Cimino, writing her own lines and a British obsession with class during a Rome masterclass.

European Union

Screen Exhibitors' Forum: cinema execs mull Brexit fallout

21-Oct-2016 | By

Panel considered Brexit through the lens of independent cinema.

Tallinn Black Nights POFF

Tallinn: Baltic Event and Main Competition line-up revealed

21-Oct-2016 | By

Screen Pitch competition line-up; Queen Of Spades opens Main Competition.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' dominates social media buzz chart

21-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Inferno still receiving a lot of online attention this week.

Warriors

Alibaba Pictures secures film rights to book series 'Warriors'

21-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Book series about warring cats to be developed as kids movie franchise.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston joins cast of Nick Park's 'Early Man'

21-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Hiddleston to voice the villainous Lord Nooth in next Aardman/Studiocanal collaboration.

The Crew

Top-grossing Russian film of 2016 secures deals

21-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

EXCLUSIVE: Central Partnership announces South America deals for their 2016 disaster movie, The Crew.

US Daily: 'Jackie' earns AFI FEST centrepiece slot

21-Oct-2016 | By

Fox Searchlight’s big awards season contender will screen at the festival on November 14.

Disney, Fox, Picturehouse win big at Screen Awards 2016

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney wins Distributor Of The Year; Fox and Picturehouse each take home four awards.

National Arthouse Film Alliance launch

China launches new arthouse circuit for imported and local films

20-Oct-2016 | By Liz Shackleton and Silvia Wong

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. 

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'UK industry thriving as a whole', says ComScore analyst

20-Oct-2016 | By

Industry analyst Lucy Jones spoke about the UK box office at the Screen Exhibitors’ Forum in London.

Shonda

MIPCOM: Shonda Rhimes, Adi Hasak and the power of local content

20-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Writer and creator Shonda Rhimes looks back at career; maverick showrunner Adi Hasak; MIPCOM posts record attendance.

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US Briefs: Tribeca, Chanel unveil second Through Her Lens

20-Oct-2016 | By

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. 

La La Land

'La La Land' secures AFI FEST centrepiece slot

20-Oct-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s lauded romantic musical will screen at the festival on November 15.

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'Manchester' dominates Gothams nominations

20-Oct-2016 | By

Kenneth Lonergan’s drama declared its awards season credentials on Thursday with four nods for the 26th annual IFP Gotham Awards.

AFM: Kirsten Dunst's directorial debut 'The Bell Jar' finds sales home

20-Oct-2016 | By

Cornerstone boards drama based on Sylvia Plath’s classic.

Brimstone

Momentum Pictures acquires 'Brimstone'

20-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from CAA to the western-thriller starring Dakota Fanning and Kit Harrington.

Dearest Sister

Horror streaming service Shudder launches in the UK

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Upcoming exclusive titles include LFF title Dearest Sister and French series Beyond The Walls.

Dubai launches Investors Club aimed at private financiers

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Dubai Film Festival initiative is aimed at private financiers looking to invest in the film industry.

The LEGO Batman Movie

IMAX and Warner Bros extend partnership

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Multi-picture worldwide agreement includes notable 2017 titles Kong: Skull Island and The LEGO Batman Movie.

McCorkell

Former Organic boss Emma McCorkell launches Team PR

20-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EXCLUSIVE: Former Organic managing director launches PR company with entertainment focus.

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