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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Jack O’Connell to star as designer Alexander McQueen

25-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pathé has set a spring 2017 start date for principal photography on DJ Films production from director Andrew Haigh.

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.


'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.

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.

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.

Steel Country

Exclusive first look: Andrew Scott in crime-thriller 'Steel Country'

25-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in AFM-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.

Tokyo International Film Festival

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.


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.

creative england

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.


AFM exclusive: Toni Servillo to star in Matteo Garrone's 'Pinocchio'

24-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell live-action feature produced by Jeremy Thomas and Jean Labadie; shoot set for spring 2017.


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 Andreas Wiseman

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 Andreas Wiseman

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 Andreas Wiseman

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.

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.

European Union

Screen Exhibitors' Forum: cinema execs mull Brexit fallout

21-Oct-2016 | By

Panel considered Brexit through the lens of independent cinema.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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. 

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.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

'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.


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.


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.

Manchester By The Sea Casey Affleck

'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 Andreas Wiseman

Cornerstone boards drama based on Sylvia Plath’s classic.


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.

World Of Locations

AFM: Screen International to host World of Locations networking breakfast

20-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Exclusive networking event will include production case studies and Q&As with local film commissions.


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.

Kristen Figeroid

Kristen Figeroid joins Bloom

19-Oct-2016 | By

Heading into the AFM, Alex Walton has brought on the highly regarded executive as president of international sales and distribution.

Rory Culkin

VICE Films boards 'Lords Of Chaos'

19-Oct-2016 | By

The company will finance with Insurgent Media, 20th Century Fox and Chimney Pot the sensational story of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

Baltasar Kormakur

Baltasar Kormákur acquires vast "film village" site in Iceland

19-Oct-2016 | By David D'Arcy

Director’s RVK Studios, producer of TV series Trapped, buys space outside Reykjavik as potential home for local and foreign shoots.

Glenn Close

Glenn Close drama 'The Wife' closes finance, sets shoot date

19-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot due to get underway on October 31; Embankment handles sales.


'Neruda', 'The Untamed' to screen at AFI FEST

19-Oct-2016 | By

Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar contender and Amat Escalante’s latest film will feature among the festival’s World Cinema selection.


AFM: TF1 picks up sales on bullying drama '1.54'

19-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Xavier Dolan collaborator Antoine Olivier Pilon has just opened in French-speaking Canada to strong reviews and box office.

La Traviata

Rai Com adds Sofia Coppola’s 'La Traviata' to All’Opera strand

19-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Big budget, 4K recording captured performance of sell-out production at Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera last May.

America To Me

MIPCOM: Participant boards Steve James's 'America To Me'

19-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

America To Me, capturing life at a top Chicago high school championing diversity, is Participant Media’s first unscripted series.


US Briefs: LeEco launches US consumer business

19-Oct-2016 | By

The Chinese consumer electronics company kicked off its US consumer business in San Francisco on Wednesday.

US Briefs: Gareth Edwards to give SXSW keynote

18-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: NATO announces Q3 average US ticket price; Samuel Goldwyn picks up 100 Streets; and more…

Paul Hanson

Covert Media boards 'Resurface'

18-Oct-2016 | By

Paul Hanson’s Los Angeles-based company has hired double Oscar-winning effects ace Paul Franklin to direct the first film greenlit under the partnership with Broken Road Productions.


Michael Moore reveals 'Trumpland' surprise

18-Oct-2016 | By

The documentary filmmaker used social media on Tuesday to promote his latest film about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Cannes Croisette

MIPCOM, day two: WME IMG's Rice discusses film-TV crossover

18-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

UPDATE: ZDF Enterprises, Fisher King, BeIN and Netflix deals; FMI acquires War Child doc sales rights.

kiefer sutherland

MIPCOM: “Television is where it’s at,” says Kiefer Sutherland

18-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Canadian actor talks Designated Survivor, rise of TV and how he nearly turned down 24

Abbey Hoes

Paradigm signs Abbey Hoes 

18-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The 22-year-old Dutch rising talent was a Shooting Star Award selection at the 2015 Berlinale.

David Shepheard

David Shepheard named first Vancouver Film Commissioner

18-Oct-2016 | By

The former London’s Former Film Commissioner has joined the newly created Vancouver Film & Media Centre and will be tasked with raising the profile of the third largest production hub in North America.


Alice Lowe’s 'Prevenge' lands AFI FEST slot

18-Oct-2016 | By

AFI FEST top brass unveiled on Tuesday the New Auteurs, Shorts, American Independents and Midnight sections.

Daniel Takes A Train

Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles to celebrate 1956 revolution

18-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The festival presented by Bunyik Entertainment will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution when it runs in Santa Monica at the Laemmle Monica Film Center from October 21-27.

Ireland's Ardmore Studios hits the market

18-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Ireland’s largest and leading studio, which housed Oscar winner Braveheart, is now up for sale.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson join 'Paddington 2'

18-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Principal photography for Studiocanal and David Heyman’s Paddington sequel is now underway for a November 10, 2017 UK release.

The Bromley Boys

UK football feature 'The Bromley Boys' kicks off

18-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot underway on crowd-funded feature starring Game Of Thrones’ Brenock O’Connor, Alan Davies, Martine McCutcheon and Adam Deacon.


MIPCOM: Pure Flix lines up sales roster

18-Oct-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based family and faith-based content provider is in Cannes talking to international buyers on a trio of new series.

Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur named jury president of Macao's first film fest

18-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Elizabeth director to preside over IFFAM, China.

I Daniel Blake

Stockholm Film Festival to open with 'I, Daniel Blake'

18-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The 27th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 9 - 20) will present 200 films from 70 countries.

Doug Liman

MIPCOM: YouTube teams with Doug Liman on original sci-fi series 'Impulse'

18-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Series among trio of new original shows announced by YouTube at MIPCOM Keynote.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' director plots remake of Finland's first movie 'The Moonshiners'

18-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Juho Kuosmanen is plotting a silent film based on the 1907 slapstick comedy.


'Inferno' rules international markets on $50m (update)

17-Oct-2016 | By

OCTOBER 17 UPDATE: Seven years after Angels & Demons, the Tom Hanks and Ron Howard reunion delivered an estimated $50m from 53 markets via Sony ahead of the October 28 North American release.

Captain America Civil War

2016 record international year for Disney

17-Oct-2016 | By

The Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday the year-to-date has already delivered a company record $3.5664bn at the international box office.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda unveils 40% cash rebate

17-Oct-2016 | By

UPDATE: Dalian Wanda chairman Wang Jianlin on Monday evening announced what has been called “China’s first internationally competitive incentives programme” and unveiled further details of the Wanda Studios Qingdao project as part of an $8.2bn complex under construction in China.


MIPCOM: Cinedigm Entertainment broadens remit

17-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based distributor is in Cannes meeting potential partners about a range of distribution opportunities that go beyond its traditional and ongoing North American operations.

Brad Pitt

Huahua Media invests in Paramount’s 'Allied'

17-Oct-2016 | By

Paramount sources announced the development on Monday ahead of next month’s release of the WWII romantic thriller starring Brat Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

Andrew Haigh

MIPCOM, day one: Andrew Haigh, See-Saw, BBC team on Arctic thriller

17-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

UPDATE: Andrew Davies tribute, Beta, Studiocanal deals; The Halcyon, Mata Hari set the tone for market awash with high-end drama.

girl on the train

'The Girl On The Train' retains UK lead as 'Miss Saigon' sings to record opening

17-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance records the biggest-ever debut for an event cinema release.

Stranger Things

Subscriber growth boosts Netflix 3Q 2016 earnings

17-Oct-2016 | By

The streaming giant on Monday reported that global members increased by 3.6m in the third quarter, sending shares up after hours by 20% from $19.75 to $119.67.

Operation Mekong

China box office: 'BFG' can't dethrone 'Operation Mekong'

17-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Operation Mekong leads again, nears $150m; BFG opens in third.


Kaleidoscope boards animation 'Little Princess' for MIP, AFM

17-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: KFD will represent Little Princess & The Legend of Blue Foot for international sales and distribute in the UK.


Sheffield Doc/Fest appoints director of film programming

17-Oct-2016 | By

Current head of film at BRITDOC appointed to executive role.

Danny DeVito

Expanding Mallorca Film Festival sets 2016 programme

17-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fifth edition to host actors including Danny DeVito and will open with El Destierro; Oasis doc to get special screening.


Isabelle Huppert talks Oscar prospects and challenging rape drama 'Elle'

17-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

“I’ll let myself be surprised, as my good friend Michael Haneke would say,” says French actress about Oscar prospects.

Altitude acquires James Baldwin doc 'I Am Not Your Negro'

17-Oct-2016 | By

Raoul Peck’s feature doc about writer James Baldwin scored an audience award in Toronto.

A Good Wife

Karanović’s 'A Good Wife' wins €50,000 ArteKino audience award

17-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First edition of pan-European online festival is a joint initiative between Arte and Festival Scope.

The Accountant

'The Accountant' wins North American weekend on $24.7m (update)

16-Oct-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ Ben Affleck thriller stormed to the top of the charts on a confirmed $24.7m as Universal’s comedy tour film Kevin Hart: What Now? debuted at number three on $11.8m.

Marcos Carnevale

US Briefs: GEMS honour for Marcos Carnevale

16-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: Robert De Niro in line for FSLC Chaplin Award; and more…

The Other End

'The Other End' triumphs in Rio

16-Oct-2016 | By

Felipe Sholl’s feature directorial debut earned top honours as the 18th edition of the Rio Film Festival concluded on Sunday night by honouring new voices of Brazilian cinema.

Busan Cinema Centre

Busan’s New Currents Award goes to 'Knife', 'Donor'

15-Oct-2016 | By

The 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped on Saturday with its New Currents Award going to two Chinese debut features - Wang Xuebo’s The Knife In The Clear Water and Zang Qiwu’s The Donor.

Certain Women

BFI LFF: 'Certain Women' scoops top prize; 2016 attendance breaks record

15-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

LFF Awards winners include Kelly Reichardt; audience attendance increases 18% from 2015 to record-breaking 184,700.

The Comedian

'The Comedian' to premiere at AFI FEST

14-Oct-2016 | By

The awards prospect starring Robert De Niro will receive its world premiere as a special screening on November 11.

The White King

The Little Film Company to sell 'The White King'

14-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Little has picked up worldwide sales rights to the dystopian drama by husband-and-wife team Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel ahead of its international premiere at Tallinn Black Nights next month.

Jennifer Cochis

Jennifer Cochis promoted to LAFF director

14-Oct-2016 | By

Film Independent announced the promotion on Friday.


Top Korean directors, actors on government blacklist

14-Oct-2016 | By

Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho are reportedly on a blacklist created by president Park Geun-hye’s office denying them government support.

Day 5

Cinedigm eyes MIPCOM international sales on Rooster Teeth slate

14-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into the market, Los Angeles-based Cinedigm has expanded its relationship with Rooster Teeth to encompass international sales on a trio of titles.

Picturehouse co-founder Lyn Goleby to step down

14-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Co-founder of Cineworld-owned Picturehouse to step down after more than 25 years at helm; interim MD appointed.


Vertigo takes Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' for UK

14-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Distributor sets December release for whistleblower biopic.

Deutschland 83

Channel 4 recruits 'Deutschland 83' sequel

14-Oct-2016 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

The first series was the UK’s highest-rated foreign-language drama launch.


Flanders Image wraps first edition of NeXT

14-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Coureur won the events best project pitch, while Cloduboy triumphed in the Works In Progress strand.

Next Panel

Industry execs mull future of sales and festivals at Belgium's NeXT Talks

14-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Industry panellists discussed the changing nature of the international film business during the NeXT Talks conference.


Noel Clarke’s 'Brotherhood' scores int’l sales deal

14-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Toronto crime drama will screen to potential buyers at AFM following £3.7m UK run.

Moscow Premiere Festival

Moscow market to showcase Igor Voloshin, Darya Zhuk, Zaza Urushadze

14-Oct-2016 | By

Close to 40 films will be presented at the inaugural edition of the Russian event.

The Girl on the Train

'Girl On The Train' dominates social media buzz chart

14-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie also prompted online attention this week.

Miss Peregrine

'Miss Peregrine' shoots past $100m international tally

14-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International’s fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children starring Eva Green has wasted little time surging to $100.4m and will be the Hollywood title to beat this weekend.

'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts' to span five films

13-Oct-2016 | By

JK Rowling confirmed on Thursday that the anticipated Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will unfold over five episodes.

Tomas Jegeus

FIP, White Horse partner on 'Silent Night'

13-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International Productions (FIP) has acquired an original serial killer screenplay from White Horse Pictures that the parties will jointly finance.

Bella Thorne

Open Road Films acquires 'Midnight Sun'

13-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to the romantic drama starring Bella Thorne based on Norihiro Koizumi’s 2006 Japanese film Taiyo No Uta.

Tribeca virtual reality

The 10 VR films that soared at festivals in 2016

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

From Birdly to Jesus VR, Screen’s editorial team pick 10 of the buzziest virtual reality experiences from the festival circuit ahead of the VR Creative Summit in December.


Picture Tree picks up Oscar-nominee Zaza Urushadze's 'Monk'

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Tangerines director’s second feature is being presented as a work-in-progress at Warsaw Film Festival.

Love and Friendship

Irish Film Board receives €2m budget boost

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

The IFB has seen its budget increased following awards success in 2016.

Annette Bening

AFI FEST honour for Annette Bening

13-Oct-2016 | By

AFI FEST top brass will celebrate the actress and awards season contender with a tribute and centrepiece gala screening of 20th Century Women.

Cosplay Universe

XLrator Media, J2 Films launch doc slate

13-Oct-2016 | By

The parties will jointly produce a slate of pop culture and music-focused documentaries and TV series for worldwide distribution on XLrator Media’s Lifeframe documentary label.

Rainn Wilson

Participant Media acquires SoulPancake

13-Oct-2016 | By

Participant Media has acquired the digital entertainment media company founded in 2009 by actor Rainn Wilson to create provocative, uplifting programming including web series such as Kid President and The Science Of Happiness.

Sky Italia plans dramas to follow 'The Young Pope'

13-Oct-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Sky Italia is developing high-end dramas based on the country’s football corruption scandal, the impact of the Arab Spring and Europe’s financial crisis.

The White King

Tallinn Black Nights: 'The White King' among first features competition

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

UK dystopian drama starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn will have its international premiere at the festival.

The Jungle Bunch

SND boards 'The Jungle Bunch - The 3D Movie'

13-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Feature-length animation is based on hit TV children’s series.

WATCH: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' second trailer lands

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Gareth Edwards directs the Star Wars spin-off.

Pippa Lambert

ICM TV head Pippa Lambert joins WME

13-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Former head of ICM Partners London TV team to take on senior television agent role.


'Paterson', 'Nocturnal Animals' to bookend Wrocław American fest

13-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

The line-up has been revealed for the 2016 edition of the Polish American Film Festival.


US Briefs: ASC to honour quartet

13-Oct-2016 | By

The American Society Of Cinematographers has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

Helen Walsh

'The Violators' director Helen Walsh sets second feature

12-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Walsh will helm an adaptation of her own novel The Lemon Grove.

US Briefs: Berlin shoot begins on Netflix original 'Mute'

12-Oct-2016 | By

Duncan Jones has begun principal photography in Berlin on Netflix’s upcoming 2017 thriller.

D Perkins

Studiocanal's Danny Perkins forecasts tough AFM for UK distributors

12-Oct-2016 | By

Perkins delivered this morning’s keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market.

Timo Vuorensola

‘Iron Sky’ director crowdfunds for ‘reptilian Margaret Thatcher’

12-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Finnish director Timo Vuorensola has taken to Indiegogo to fund an additional scene in forthcoming sequel Iron Sky The Coming Race.

The Possession Experiment 

Momentum Pictures acquires 'The Possession Experiment'

12-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Scott B. Hansen’s horror film.

Gisela Asimus-Minnbergh

Gisela Asimus-Minnbergh hire bolsters Lionsgate unscripted TV unit

12-Oct-2016 | By

Heading into MIPCOM the company has appointed the executive to vice-president of alternative programming sales in a move that reflects its growing unscripted television business.

Thorsten Schumacher

Thorsten Schumacher launches new venture with 'Chesil Beach' sales

12-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rocket Science will work across sales, production, finance and distribution.

Martin Scorsese

Tokyo film festival to honour Scorsese, Kurosawa

12-Oct-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Martin Scorsese and Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa are the recipients of Samurai Awards at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.

Ken Loach Film Fest Ghent

Ken Loach kicks off Film Fest Gent

12-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

British director’s Palme d’Or winning film opened the 43rd edition of the festival.

Little Secret

'Little Secret' director on Oscar controversy: "We were attacked as if we were the enemy"

12-Oct-2016 | By

Brazilian director David Schurmann’s film was selected over Aquarius by one vote, prompting some social media protests.

NIck Fraser

Storyville's Nick Fraser talks launching doc streaming service Yaddo

12-Oct-2016 | By

After leaving his postition as editor of BBC Storyville, Fraser is launching a doc streaming platform with CEO Lawrence Elman.

Pathe Cinema France

IMAX expands France footprint with Pathe

12-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

The companies have inked a deal for a further five theatres across the country.

Sam Dunn

Hollywood Classics taps BFI video chief Sam Dunn for MD

12-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Dunn had been head of BFI’s video unit from 2008 after starting out at the Tartan Video label.

Toni Erdmann

85 in foreign language Oscar race

11-Oct-2016 | By

Eighty-five countries have submitted a film for consideration in the 60th anniversary year of the foreign language film category.

US Briefs: 'La La Land' impresses Hamptons crowd

11-Oct-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s awards season prospect won the audience award for narrative feature as the Hamptons International Film Festival came to a close.

The Untamed

Los Cabos International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

11-Oct-2016 | By

Amat Escalante’s The Untamed (pictured) and Andrea Arnold’s American Honey will compete for the Cinemax Award for the best competition film at the Mexican festival, set to run from November 9-13.

Edwin Busan AFM

Busan: 'Love And Vengeance' wins $15k market prize

11-Oct-2016 | By

White Building also among winners at Busan’s Asian Film Market.

'What Happened To Monday', 'Ballerina' on AFM screening roster

11-Oct-2016 | By

World premieres of the Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe sci-fi from SND M6 Group and Gaumont’s animation featuring Elle Fanning will screen at the Santa Monica market next month.

Train To Busan

Asian Film Market wrap: industry upbeat despite controversy

11-Oct-2016 | By

The Busan festival’s market offering reported a strong increase in attendees this year.

Loving Ibiza

Netflix acquires Dutch rom-com hits 'Tuscan Wedding', 'Loving Ibiza'

11-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Titles join Netflix’s growing catalogue of European film fare.

The Girl On The Train

'The Girl On The Train' arrives in top spot at UK box office

11-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby will shortly become the third release of 2016 to hit the £40m mark.

Manchester Printworks

IMAX, Odeon to launch first VR centre in Europe

11-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Bespoke virtual reality location will open in Manchester, UK, this year. IMAX CEO sees VR potential as “bigger than the market for IMAX theatres”.

the ornithologist

'The Ornithologist' goes to Strand for US

11-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ Portuguese drama The Ornithologist from Films Boutique.

Stockholm My Love

BFI takes UK rights to Mark Cousins drama 'Stockholm My Love'

11-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hybrid work stars singer Neneh Cherry in debut acting role.


Uncork’d Entertainment picks up 'Peelers'

11-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company president Keith Leopold said on Tuesday his distributor has acquired US rights to the upcoming zombie horror.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Korean industry grapples with China political fallout

11-Oct-2016 | By

Asian Film Market’s E-IP events were bustling but uncertainty over Chinese policy dampened the usual talks about Chinese-Korean collaboration and co-investment.


Flanders NeXT: Family film 'Cloudboy' wins Works In Progress award

11-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

New Europe Film Sales is representing the Bel-Swe-Nor-NL co-production.


Flanders NeXT: Cycling drama 'Coureur' wins pitch prize

11-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The debut feature from Kenneth Mercken triumphed in a field of eight projects.

The Innocents

Colcoa announces 2016 dates

11-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Annual celebration of French cinema unfolds at Directors Guild of America’s theaters in Hollywood.

The Suicide Theory

Devilworks reveals AFM slate

11-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Line-up includes Australian thriller The Suicide Theory and US crime film Criticsized.

Busan: Wide House sells 'Hitler's Hollywood' doc to Sweden

11-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company also inks deals for I Am Not Your Negro and Renzo Piano.

Viacom18 takes Lionsgate titles for India

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

Viacom18 Motion Pictures has signed a deal to market and distribute five Lionsgate features in India.


'Glory,' 'Huntress' win Hamptons awards

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s top prizes have gone to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) and US documentary The Eagle Huntress.

girl on the train

'Girl On The Train' rides to number one in North America (update)

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

The DreamWorks thriller tops the chart with $24.5m while Fox Searchlight’s awards contender The Birth Of A Nation opens wide with a soft $7m.

The Ticket

US Briefs: Shout Factory gets ‘The Ticket’ for North America

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

PLUS: STX plans Bad Moms spin-off; Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations; and more…

Andrzej Wajda

Polish master Andrzej Wajda dies aged 90

10-Oct-2016 | By

Revered director of Katyn and The Promised Land passed away on Sunday.

Ewan McGregor, Cressida Bonas, Danny Boyle

Ewan McGregor eyes Scotland shoot for second feature

10-Oct-2016 | By

McGregor was talking at a London Q&A for his directorial debut American Pastoral, with Danny Boyle hosting the event.

The Grown Ups

IDFA unveils 2016 line-up

10-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Alberdi, Grude, Lozinski and Koguashvili set to compete in main competition.

Operation Mekong

'Operation Mekong' soars at China box office

10-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Operation Mekong tops $100m, becomes biggest hit over National Day week, supplanting I Belonged To You.

Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue

Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue comedy 'Flammable Children' gears up for Australia shoot

10-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Stephan Elliott is directing the 1970s-set feature.


Screen, British Council celebrate 2016 Stars of Tomorrow

10-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen International and British Council present Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner.

Lee Chang-Dong, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Hirokazu Kore-eda

Busan: Lee Chang-dong voices support for former BIFF director

10-Oct-2016 | By

Lee joined Hou Hsiao-hsien and Hirokazu Kore-eda at a special talk event in Busan.


'Godless' triumphs at Reykjavik fest

10-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Bulgarian-Danish-French drama previously won festival awards in Locarno and Sarajevo.

'Toni Erdmann' producers scoop awards at Filmfest Hamburg

10-Oct-2016 | By

Berlin’s Komplizen Film won prizes for Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts and Emin Alper’s forthcoming Sisters - Kiz Kardesler.

'Finding Dory' swims past $1bn worldwide (update)

10-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 10 UPDATE: Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children retained overseas lead with $42.5m from 77 markets for early $94.1m.


Spielberg's Amblin, China's Alibaba enter strategic partnership

9-Oct-2016 | By

Alibaba Pictures is investing in Amblin Partners and has entered into a strategic partnership with the mini-major for co-productions, finance and distribution.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Asian entertainment business catches IP fever

9-Oct-2016 | By

Even China’s unofficial ban on Korean content has not dampened cross border trade in entertainment IP.


Busan: SEAFIC script lab unveils first five projects

9-Oct-2016 | By

Line-up for first Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab includes debut fiction film from Nontawat Numbenchapol, whose documentary #BKKY is premiering at Busan.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Pollux Pictures takes film rights to 'Summer, A Corpse From Nowhere'

9-Oct-2016 | By

Project was participating in Busan’s Book to Film pitching event.

Busan Cinema Centre

Foreign Film Buyer-Distributors Association of Korea launches in Busan

8-Oct-2016 | By

Organisation will aim to improve business dealings for the country’s importers and distributors.

Reed Hastings

US Briefs: Netlix CEO says exhibitors “strangling” business

8-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

PLUS: Forest Whitaker joins Black Panther; and more…

Sky On Fire

Busan: Distribution Workshop sets Ringo Lam's 'Sky On Fire'

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based sales agent has picked up latest action thriller from Ringo Lam, starring Daniel Wu and Zhang Jingchu.


Busan: New Europe closes deals on 'Porto', 'The Last Family'

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Porto stars Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away in June this year.


Busan: Showbox inks 'Luck-Key' and 'Tunnel' deals

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Both titles have sold to multiple territories including US and UK.

Life Risking Romance

Busan: United Pictures sells 'One Day', 'Life Risking Romance'

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company also launches sports drama Split starring Yoo Ji-tae.

Last Rampage

Little Film Co takes 'Last Rampage' for AFM

8-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Little Film Company has added true crime thriller Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison to its slate for next month’s American Film Market (AFM).


LFF: Funding, sales, production fears debated in Brexit panel

7-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Panelists spotlighted freedom of movement as one of several concerns about a post-Brexit Britain.

Aaron Gilbert

Bron to co-produce Mandler's Monster

7-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

Canada’s Bron Studios is joining forces with Tonik Productions and Get Lifted Film Co to finance and co-produce Monster, feature debut of music video and commercials director Anthony Mandler.

Burn Burn Burn

Netflix strikes global VoD deal for 'Burn Burn Burn'

7-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Chanya Button’s debut feature getting theatrical release in UK via Verve Pictures. Director also talks new projects.

cinema seats

UK’s FDA launches new cinema anti-piracy unit FCPA

7-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New body to focus on preventing illegal filming during theatrical screenings.


Soda takes 'My Life As A Courgette' for UK

7-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor adds feature animation to LFF slate that also includes Toni Erdmann and Paterson.

Sannette Naeye

Cinekid chief Sannette Naeyé announces departure

7-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Long-time chief to retire early 2017, following festival’s 30th edition in October.

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Haifa Special 2016


Read Screen International’s Haifa Film Festival supplement…

The Girl on the Train

'The Girl On The Train' tops UK social media buzz

7-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Novel adaptation narrowly beat Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine.

Us And Them

Parkland takes hostage drama 'Us And Them'

7-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Roth will star in the Joe Martin-directed feature.

Diane Keaton

US Briefs: AFI Lifetime Achievement Award to Diane Keaton

6-Oct-2016 | By

PLUS: Katharine DeShaw to lead Academy Museum fundraising efforts; and more…

Miss Peregrine

'Miss Peregrine' ventures in 20 new markets

6-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International’s children’s fantasy has raced to an early $45.7m and executives will look to build on early promise in a second weekend that brings 20 new debuts.

Blade Runner 2049

Alcon Interactive, Oculus plot 'Blade Runner 2049' VR content

6-Oct-2016 | By

Alcon Entertainment has launched Alcon Interactive and announced an initial venture with Oculus to make and distribute VR experiences based on the upcoming – and newly titled – Blade Runner 2049.

Kevin Mann

Production begins on Haven’s Los Angeles Lakers doc

6-Oct-2016 | By

Haven Entertainment said on Thursday that shooting and archival retrieval is underway in Los Angeles on the untitled documentary.

chris cooper

Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Coming Through The Rye'

6-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has picked up international sales rights to James Sadwith’s coming-of-age story starring Alex Wolff and Chris Cooper.

BFI: 60% of UK films in last 10 years featured no black actors

6-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

New BFI research reaffirms alarming diversity trends.

Bitter Harvest

D Films acquires 'Bitter Harvest'

6-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to George Mendeluk’s Ukranian genocide feature starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp.

Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie joins 'IO'

6-Oct-2016 | By

Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston will star in the sci-fi for Mandalay Pictures and Untitled Entertainment as production gets underway this week in France.

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo on diversity: "Change the decision-makers"

6-Oct-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Selma and A United Kingdom star calls for greater diversity among industry decision-makers and within film companies.

Busan Cinema Centre

Crisis-hit Busan film festival has calm opening

6-Oct-2016 | By

A typhoon failed to dampen the event’s opening night as anticipated protests were muted.

Dagenham film studio

Sadiq Khan backs proposal for capital's largest studio in East London

6-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Business case to be developed for planned 17-acre site in Dagenham.

Batman v Superman

France's La Fete de la VoD launches in bid to boost digital film consumption

6-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Rival platforms unite in €3m promotional campaign to boost lacklustre French take-up of VoD.

Single Rider

Busan: M-Line picks up Warner Bros Korea drama 'Single Rider'

6-Oct-2016 | By

Lee Byung-hun (RED 2) stars as a successful fund manager who uncovers a shocking truth.

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Busan International Film Festival 2016 supplement


Read Screen International’s special Busan supplement here…

NFTS 4k studio

NFTS secures £1.5m funding for 4K studio

6-Oct-2016 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

New facility is expected to open early next year; NFTS also partners with Mars for two £25k MA scholarships.

Pentland studios

Producers call for action over Pentland Studios project

6-Oct-2016 | By Will Strauss, Broadcast

The six-stage, £135m TV and film production facility proposal was first submitted in May last year.

John Schmidt

Content Media consolidates distribution operation

6-Oct-2016 | By

Content Media Corporation has brought its separate film and television distribution divisions under one roof.

Nanfu Wang

Nanfu Wang among IDA honourees

6-Oct-2016 | By

Top brass at the International Documentary Association (IDA) have announced the honourees at its upcoming 32nd Annual Documentary Awards.

On The Road

Michael Winterbottom music movie 'On The Road' scores sales deal

6-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Independent boards feature about UK rock band Wolf Alice.


Colombia ‘safe’ location after plebiscite result

5-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Industry figures in Colombia have moved to reassure international partners that the shock referendum vote rejecting peace talks with Farc guerrillas will not affect the country’s growing reputation as a safe production base.


Former EuropaCorp exec, LA-based California Enterprises team on polo drama

5-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The Game Of Kings due to enter pre-production at Pinewood, London, in early 2017.

Re Born

Nikkatsu, XYZ Films partner on 'Re:Born'

5-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The companies have struck a world sales alliance on Yuji Shimomura’s completed action title in the run-up to Busan and AFM.

The Siege of Jadotville

Theatre group lobby head in Netflix / iPic warning

5-Oct-2016 | By

The head of the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) on Wednesday urged the industry to “tread lightly” as it emerged that the streaming giant has struck a formal day-and-date distribution arrangement with the luxury exhibition chain.


AFI FEST to honour Isabelle Huppert

5-Oct-2016 | By

The French star delivered one of the performances of the year in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.

La La Land

US Briefs: Awards heavyweights bookend Denver Film Festival

5-Oct-2016 | By

PLUS: Warner Bros dates all-female Ocean’s 8; Vimeo’s big plans for Staff Pick channel; and more…

Robert De Niro

Sony Pictures Classics acquires 'The Comedian'

5-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Cinelou to the film starring Robert De Niro and has scheduled an awards qualifying run.

Kristen Stewart drama 'Personal Shopper' gets new UK home

5-Oct-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

EXCLUSIVE: Icon has snapped up UK rights to Cannes title which was previously with Metrodome.

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Screen October 2016


SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Browse the October 2016 edition of Screen International here…

The Eagle Huntress

Daisy Ridley-narrated doc 'The Eagle Huntress' gets UK deal

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mongolia-set feature is set to play at London Film Festival.

Bridget Jones Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' passes £30m at UK box office

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine opened to £3.45m, while Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon posted close to £2m.

Early Man

Aardman starts 'Early Man' shoot, releases first video

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Eddie Redmayne leads the voice cast of the latest feature animation from the Shaun The Sheep creators.

Borg McEnroe

Scandinavia: CEO changes at SF Studios, Goteborg, Film Vast

5-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

It has been a busy week in Scandinavia as new CEOs are appointed at SF Studios and the Goteborg Film Festival, and Film Vast’s popular CEO Tomas Eskildsson announced he will step down.


Sky's 'Westworld' traps huge 500k

5-Oct-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

JJ Abrams’ sci-fi drama Westworld gripped almost half a million UK viewers last night.

Bleed For This

North American briefs: Open Road dates 'Bleed For This' expansion

5-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: Travis Reid named RealD COO; BAFTA sets VR advisory group

Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach wins first £50k IWC bursary award

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Dickson Leach’s debut feature The Levelling plays in competition at LFF.

Carl Spence

SIFF director Carl Spence to step down

4-Oct-2016 | By

The chief curator and festival director at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will continue to serve in an advisory capacity through spring 2017.

Kevin Hoiseth

Kevin Hoiseth to head sales at Concourse Media

4-Oct-2016 | By

Co-founders Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have hired the executive, who most recently served at International Film Trust.

Scott Freije

XYZ Films promotes Scott Freije

4-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The executive becomes part of an expanded sales division in the run-up to next month’s AFM in Santa Monica.

European Union

Turkey exits Creative Europe, Israel set to join

4-Oct-2016 | By

Turkey’s decision to leave the European funding programme has taken EU and local culture organisations by surprise.

The Accountant

Rome: 'The Accountant', 'Birth Of A Nation' among line-up

4-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Guests attending this year to include Bernardo Bertolucci, Don DeLillo, Ralph Fiennes.

Mostofa S. Farooki

Film Bazaar unveils Co-production Market projects

4-Oct-2016 | By

Line-up includes projects from Geetu Mohandas, Mostofa S. Farooki and Haobam Paban Kumar, along with the event’s first ever animation projects.

Mamas Angel

MIPCOM: Wild Bunch TV to launch trio of new series

4-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

TV sales arm to mark first anniversary at Cannes content market. 


First Brussels Co-production Forum set for December

4-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First edition of Brussels Coproduction Forum to run during Be Film Festival.

Stars of Tomorroww 2016 cover

Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2016 with LFF

3-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow 2016, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.

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Rachel McAdams joins Rachel Weisz in Sebastián Lelio’s 'Disobedience'

3-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow, Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight star attached to New York-set drama from Element Pictures and Braven Films.

Nate Parker

Nate Parker addresses past in '60 Minutes' interview

3-Oct-2016 | By

In a wide-ranging interview on CBS that aired in the US on Sunday, the star and creator of Oscar contender The Birth Of A Nation answered direct questions about the 1999 rape allegation that resurfaced in the media in August.

Andy Kim

CFO shuffle at Participant Media, TWC

3-Oct-2016 | By

Andy Kim has joined Participant Media as CFO from The Weinstein Company, where David Hutkin has been promoted to fill the position.

The Ark And The Aardvark

Miles Teller joins Unified’s 'Aardvark'

3-Oct-2016 | By

The actor has boarded the voice cast in the lead role as Gilbert in The Ark And The Aardvark, Keith Kjarval’s company confirmed on Monday.

Emma Thompson

Thompson, Tucci, Whitehead board 'The Children Act'

3-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation and BBC Films are co-financing the Duncan Kenworthy production, which has sold out worldwide.

terence davies

CPH PIX to welcome Davies, Schamus, Escalante, Mikkelsen

3-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Copenhagen’s festival, in new autumn dates, will show a record 226 features kicking off with Doctor Strange.

Daihachi Yoshida

Busan: Gaga boards Yukio Mishima adaptation 'Beautiful Star'

3-Oct-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Pale Moon’s Daihachi Yoshida [pictured] directed the sci-fi tragicomedy, currently in post-production.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe eyes directorial debut

3-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

At his Zurich Film Festival masterclass, the 27-year-old British actor also spoke about his role in Greg McLean’s forthcoming Jungle.

Xuan Zang

China-India co-productions: a golden opportunity?

3-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ajit Thakur, CEO of Eros production banner Trinity Pictures, talks about developing stories for the two biggest audiences in the world.

Mark Harris

Hereford Films punches with Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw biopic

3-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Harris will portray the bare knuckle boxing fighter in UK crime drama.

I Belonged To You

China box office: 'I Belonged To You' boosts receipts

3-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

I Belonged To You opens on $45m while L.O.R.D. takes $28m during reinvigorating National Day holidays.


Ben Attia's 'Hedi' triumphs at Athens Film Festival

3-Oct-2016 | By

Hedi won best film, while Matt Johnson won best director for Operation Avalanche.

Miss Peregrine

'Miss Peregrine' rules North American charts on $29m (update)

2-Oct-2016 | By

Fox’s children’s fantasy tale starring Eva Green debuted at number one over the weekend, while Lionsgate-Summit’s Deepwater Horizon secured second place and Buena Vista’s Queen Of Katwe burst into the top ten.

Juho Kuosmanen Zurich winner

'Olli Maki' wins Golden Eye at Zurich Film Festival

2-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Top brass at the 12th Zurich Film Festival have given the Golden Eye for international feature film to The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, the debut feature by Juho Kuosmanen.

Sundance Institute

US Briefs: Sundance unveils Episodic Story Lab selections

2-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score ‘Patriots Day’

Mss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

'Miss Peregrine' opens to $37.4m overseas (update)

2-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fantasy epic L.O.R.D.: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties grosses $29.2m from four markets.

Jack Reacher

Huahua Media, Shanghai Film Group invest in 'Jack Reacher' sequel

30-Sep-2016 | By

Paramount Pictures hierarchy announced on Friday that a joint venture of the Chinese companies has made “a significant investment” in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Fox unleashes 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

30-Sep-2016 | By

The children’s fantasy feature starring Eva Green debuts in approximately 65 territories this weekend day-and-date with North America.

SPC picks up multiple territories on 'Maudie'

30-Sep-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in the US as well as the UK and Latin America to Aisling Walsh’s recent Telluride world premiere starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.

A United Kingdom

Fox Searchlight acquires 'A United Kingdom'

30-Sep-2016 | By

The studio on Friday confirmed the acquisition of North American rights to Amma Asante’s film that recently premiered in Toronto and will open the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday (October 5).

Caragh Cook

Organic promotes Caragh Cook to MD

30-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The PR agency has made a raft of promotions as it celebrates ten years of operations.

Johnny Depp Daisy Ridley

Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley board Branagh's all-star 'Orient Express'

30-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Murder On The Orient Express reboot to start shooting in London in November.

Baahubali: The Beginning

Amazon partners with 'Baahubali' creators on animated series

30-Sep-2016 | By

Series will stream on Amazon Prime Video India in 2017.

The Shepherd

'The Shepherd' scores hat-trick of Raindance awards

30-Sep-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

Jury including Joanna Lumley and Olivia Colman crowned The Shepherd as Best Film.

Jeremy Segay

Unifrance opens Seoul bureau

30-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Respected Asian cinema expert Jérémy Segay to run new bureau.

Matthias Schoenaerts Michael R Roksam

Inaugural NeXT in Ghent to feature Michael R Roskam project

30-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Roskam’s third feature The Racer And The Jailbird starring Matthias Schoenaerts will be among the line-up.

The Magnificent Seven

'The Magnificent Seven' dominates UK social media buzz

30-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Antoine Fuqua’s western generated the most online attention over the last week.

Steve Golin

US Briefs: Steve Golin sells piece of Anonymous Content

30-Sep-2016 | By

The management and production company behind the likes of Spotlight, The Revenant, and Mr. Robot has received “a substantial minority investment” from Emerson Collective.

Britain On Film

ICO, BFI launch 'Britain on Film' touring archive project

30-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Programme areas include South Asian Britain, LGBT Britain and Black Britain.

Ge You

Chinese ticketing platform Weying moves into production

30-Sep-2016 | By

Online ticketing giant, backed by Tencent and Wanda, is producing $9m animation Snowkid and comedy Passed Out, starring Ge You.

Miguel Gomes

Gomes, Erdem to head Mumbai film fest juries

30-Sep-2016 | By

Miguel Gomes [pictured] and Reha Erdem to head international competition and India Gold juries, respectively; fest also unveils line-up and Jia Zhangke award.

National Amusements

National Amusements proposes CBS-Viacom merger

29-Sep-2016 | By

Sumner Redstone’s majority owner of CBS and Viacom, the parent company of Paramount Pictures, on Thursday said it has asked the boards of both companies to consider a merger.

fire at sea

US Briefs: Fire At Sea to screen at Morelia's Berlinale Spotlight 

29-Sep-2016 | By

Plus: Samuel Goldwyn acquires Nerdland; Academy unveils Nicholl Fellows

Lejo Pet

Lejo Pet to lead Open Road acquisitions

29-Sep-2016 | By

The executive has joined as senior vice-president of acquisitions and will oversee all aspects of the division.


China’s Fundamental Films takes stake in EuropaCorp

29-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Shanghai-based company deepens ties with Besson’s Paris-based mini-major. 

A A Milne

Shoot underway on Fox Searchlight's A. A. Milne biopic

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

First look at Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie in biopic which has begun shoot in Oxfordshire.

Jay Z

Jay Z, Weinstein Company ink first-look deal

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Partnership already has “exceptional projects in the works”, teases Harvey Weinstein.

Margaret Atwood

MGM Television acquires 'The Heart Goes Last'

29-Sep-2016 | By

The company will adapt the 2015 Margaret Atwood novel in a deal that further strengthens its ties to the Canadian novellist.

The Lion King

Disney plots live action 'Lion King'

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is attached to the project.

Korean Oscar hopeful 'Age Of Shadows' seals deals for Finecut

29-Sep-2016 | By

Espionage thriller has gone to Latin America, Australia and Spain, among other territories.

LFF: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abi Morgan among jurors

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Michael Sheen will host this year’s London Film Festival awards ceremony.

Tallinn Black Nights POFF

European Genre Forum gets Creative Europe backing

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Industry development programme runs at Amsterdam, Zagreb and Tallinn festivals.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Legendary team on VR short

28-Sep-2016 | By

Oscar winners Iñárritu and his frequent cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki are diving into the virtual reality medium with a piece about a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the Mexico-US border.

 Paul Van Carter and Nick Taussig Salon Pictures

Jonathan Teplitzky to direct biopic of Falklands soldier Simon Weston

28-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: $13m project from Salon Pictures will chart story of soldier who suffered severe burns during the Falklands War; Embankment to sell.

Good Tidings

XLrator, Blue Fox forge distribution pact

28-Sep-2016 | By

The companies have struck an alliance to jointly distribute 15 films a year in North America including co-acquisitions.

The Crown

Netflix to bolster UK team

28-Sep-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Streaming giant plans to enhance its PR and marketing-focused London office.


'Arrival' South American premiere to open Rio

28-Sep-2016 | By

As revealed earlier this week, the 18th edition of the festival will feature more than 20 world premieres. Screen runs through some local highlights and previews the RioMarket.

Tum Bin 2

Amazon pacts with T-Series for India launch

28-Sep-2016 | By

Agreement follows Amazon’s deal with India’s Dharma Productions earlier this week.

Truffle Pictures

Metrodome, Little Film Company execs launch Truffle Pictures

28-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Sales and production outfit’s inaugural sales slate to include John Jencks’ The Hippopotamus.


Umedia launches Vancouver VFX house

28-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Company now operates three VFX facilities with additional bases in Brussels and Paris.

Geoff Greaves

Merlin Cinemas' Geoff Greaves to be feted at Screen Awards

28-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Cinema owner will receive the Exhibition Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony.

Laura Fernandez Espeso

Mediapro appoints head of international content

28-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Former Globomedia and Imagina exec will oversee international strategy for The Young Pope co-producer.


Oscars: Poland selects Wajda’s 'Afterimage'

28-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Wajda has been nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar on four occasions.


MGM International Television Distribution sets Mipcom slate

28-Sep-2016 | By

The company will be in Cannes touting a roster that includes new drama series The Handmaid’s Tale and Get Shorty, as well as the new season of Fargo and features such as The Magnificent Seven and Me Before You.

US Briefs: 'Lion', 'Aquarius' to screen at Los Cabos

28-Sep-2016 | By

The Latin American premiere of Garth Davis’ Oscar season hopeful Lion will screen at the fifth Los Cabos International Film Festival, set to run in Mexico from November 9-13.

Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Pictures launches TV division

27-Sep-2016 | By

Former President of HBO Entertainment Sue Naegle will head the new Annapurna Television production arm.

Beth Goss

US Briefs: Beth Goss named chief brand officer at Fox

27-Sep-2016 | By

The Stacey Snider executive shuffle continues apace as the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film hires Beth Goss to the newly created position of chief brand officer.


'Silence' gets December US release

27-Sep-2016 | By

Paramount has as expected set an awards qualifying run for Martin Scorsese’s passion project and anticipated Oscar season heavy-hitter starring Andrew Garfield.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson plots directorial debut 'Lost In London'

27-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: LBJ star will write and direct London-set feature.

Wanda Group

Wanda in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions

27-Sep-2016 | By

The parties have entered exclusive negotiations for an acquisition reportedly in the $1bn range at a time when US lawmakers are beginning to express concerns over what they see as China’s growing influence on Hollywood.

I Daniel Blake

India’s In2Infotainment relaunches with 'I, Daniel Blake'

27-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake to be first release from Srinivasan Narayanan’s rebooted distribution outfit.


'Moonlight' to open Rome film fest

27-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Barry Jenkins’s drama premiered at Telluride to strong reviews.


'Zoology' scores North America, UK deals with expanding Arrow

27-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama scores deals for New Europe Film Sales.

Zurich 2016 Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor on 'American Pastoral', Danny Boyle and directing again

27-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell, Kaleem Aftab

McGregor’s directorial debut played at this week’s Zurich Film Festival.

Steve Burke

NBCU boss cool on ITV acquisition

27-Sep-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

NBC Universal chief executive Steve Burke has poured cold water on rumours that the US giant was planning to acquire ITV.


Vertigo to release James Schamus's 'Indignation' in UK

27-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Distributor plots November release for Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon-starring drama.

Danny Perkins

Danny Perkins to deliver PFM keynote

27-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

UK CEO of Studiocanal to open 10th edition of industry event.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Beineix to head Tokyo competition jury

27-Sep-2016 | By

French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix to head jury for Tokyo competition section, which includes five world premieres.

Zurich 2016 gala dinner

Germinal Roaux and Sophie Huber win Swiss Filmmaker Awards

27-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Prize supports upcoming Swiss film projects.

Zurich 2016

Zurich Film Festival connects with social media influencers 

27-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

More than 20 social media personalities were invited to this year’s festival.

LFF NET.WORK filmmakers

BFI reveals LFF NET.WORK participants

27-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Fifteen of Britain’s up and coming film-makers to attend five-day professional development programme.

Zurich 2016 Day 3

Zurich 2016: Screen's dailies


Dailies from the 12th Zurich Film Festival.

Greg Shapiro

Greg Shapiro to head production at IM Global

26-Sep-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning producer of The Hurt Locker has joined the LA-based company as president of feature film production.

'Lady Macbeth' funder Creative England appoints head of film

26-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Film London executive joins UK funder which is riding high following Toronto successes.

Mrs Brown

Production begins on 'Victoria And Abdul'

26-Sep-2016 | By

Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the Working Title drama from Stephen Frears starring Judi Dench in what will be her second on-screen portrayal of Queen Victoria.


France submits Verhoeven’s 'Elle' to Oscar race

26-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First time France submits film by non-French national since 1977.

The Untamed

Rio Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

26-Sep-2016 | By

The Untamed and Toni Erdmann will screen at the 18th edition of the Brazilian event next month alongside tributes to the late David Bowie and Prince.

Mr. Robot

'Mr. Robot' ratings study highlights viewing shift

26-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Research group Parrot Analytics has challenged the orthodoxy of the traditional ratings system in light of declining viewer numbers for the second season of the Golden Globe-winning show.

The Women’s Balcony

Menemsha boards 'The Women’s Balcony'; Kino Lorber buys 'Son Of Joseph'

26-Sep-2016 | By

Menemsha Films has acquired North American rights to Israeli film The Women’s Balcony, while Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights to Son Of Joseph.

Peter Rabbit

Columbia Pictures, Random House plots 'Peter Rabbit'

26-Sep-2016 | By

The studio is teaming up with Frederick Warne & Co. part of Penguin Random House UK, for a live-action-CG feature based on the Beatrix Potter children’s books to feature the voice of James Corden in the lead.

HFM winners 2016

'Religion Of Night Walks' scoops Best Project at Holland Film Meeting

26-Sep-2016 | By

Ali Jaberansari’s Tehran, City Of Love also received an award at the industry event.

Bridget Jones Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' hits mega £21m as it retains UK lead

26-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $2.7m (£2.1m) debut from 543 sites.

Bridget Joness Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' adds $22.1m overseas (update)

26-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $19.2m from 63 markets; Warner Bros’ Storks lands with $18.6m from its 33 markets.

Yes Nurse No Nurse

Dutch industry mulls a post-Fortissimo future

26-Sep-2016 | By

Industry figures at the Holland Film Meeting talk to Screen about the importance of locally-based sales companies.

fire at sea

Oscars: Italy selects 'Fire At Sea'

26-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear-winning doc has been chosen as the country’s Best Foreign Language Film submission.

Sand Storm

Oscars: Israel submits 'Sand Storm'

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The drama marks the country’s first submission to be filmed entirely in Arabic.

A Chinese Odyssey Part 3

China box office: 'Chinese Odyssey 3' holds off newcomers

26-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Jeff Lau’s threequel beat off competition from family animation Storks during quiet week.

Mss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

Fox, UKCA team to raise £100k for NFTS

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The funds will be garnered from preview screenings of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

The Life Of Brian

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia diagnosis is "painful"

26-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Palin posts on Facebook about his friend of fifty years.

Ok Jaanu

Amazon signs licensing deal with India’s Dharma Productions

26-Sep-2016 | By

Digital giant to stream titles from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions when it launches in India later this year.

Tristan Goligher

Fox, Prescience, Left Bank among Screen Film Summit 2016 speakers

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Tristan Goligher, Andy Harries, Faye Ward, Fox, Prescience among first round of speakers confirmed for this year’s event.

Lawless Range

Precision takes 'Lawless Range' for UK

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Home entertainment distributor will release the modern western, which features Kris Kristofferson and Beau Bridges.

The Last Family

Euro round-up: Ukraine approves rebate, 'Last Family' sweeps Poland's Gdynia fest

26-Sep-2016 | By

Locarno premiere took home eight awards; meanwhile Ukraine greenlights cash rebate scheme.

Jodie Foster

US Briefs: Britannia Award for Jodie Foster

26-Sep-2016 | By

The director and Oscar-winning actress will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines.

'The Magnificent Seven' rules North America on $34.7m (update)

25-Sep-2016 | By

SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Antoine Fuqua scored a career high $34.7m debut as his western reboot starring frequent collaborator Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt opened top.

San Sebastián: China's 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins Golden Shell

25-Sep-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Debuts The Winter and The Giant, share the special jury prize; Hong Sang-soo wins Silver Shell for best director.

La La Land

US Briefs: 'La La Land' release moves back one week

25-Sep-2016 | By

Lionsgate has moved the limited launch of its Summit Entertainment hot awards contender, originally dated December 2.


'Aquarius' US distributor to launch Oscar campaign after Brazil snub

25-Sep-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Vitagraph Films will be touting Sonia Braga for Best Actress at next year’s Academy Awards.


Packed market leaves Swiss distributors fighting for space

25-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Studios saw healthy returns in Switzerland in 2015, but this left little room for local distributors to manoeuvre.

An Object At Rest

Spain’s Jason Bayon scores Zurich Film Festival music prize

25-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Bayon triumphed in the competition to score Seth Boyden’s animated short An Object At Rest.

Oliver Stone: making 'Snowden' was a “desperate venture”

24-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell, Melanie Goodfellow

Maverick director discusses funding battle and says “evil” Hillary Clinton deserves “the [biopic] full treatment”.

eye in the sky

Zurich Summit: Economics of the gender gap don't add up, say experts

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Four of the five top-grossing independent films in the US this year have starred and centred on women.


"Movie business is in a better place than ever", says SPC boss

24-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Michael Barker and Patrick Wachsberger were among executives to discuss the importance of early pre-buys during a Zurich Summit panel.


Zurich Summit: Snapchat, gaming, VR offer new creative opportunities

24-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Technology represents new opportunities for the creative industries, but that doesn’t mean the robots are taking over.

Lion Zurich

'Lion' opens Zurich with a roar

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Garth Davis’s Oscar hopeful had its European premiere at the festival’s 12th edition.

Oliver Stone

Heavy-hitters gather for Zurich Summit

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Lionsgate co-chair Patrick Wachsberger and director Oliver Stone are among this year’s speakers.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor to kick off ZFF Masters

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Olivier Assayas are all speaking at this year’s festival.

Its only the end of the world

'It’s Only The End Of The World' to represent Canada in Oscar contest

23-Sep-2016 | By

Xavier Dolan’s film will fly the flag for his country, Telefilm Canada announced at a press conference on Friday.

John Fithian

NATO, James Murdoch in war of words over windows

23-Sep-2016 | By

UPDATE: The CEO and president of AMC Entertainment has waded into the spat between the head of the theatre owners’ lobby group NATO and 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch.


'Lion' team reveals journey behind emotional true story

23-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Harvey Weinstein, Iain Canning and Garth Davis discuss Toronto hit which had its European premiere in Zurich on Thursday night [Sept 23].

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' boosts Netherlands rebate scheme

23-Sep-2016 | By

Nolan’s Second World War epic is one of a number of large-scale productions to utilise the territory; TV could be next.

The Night Manager

'Night Manager' team to be honoured at UK Production Guild Awards

23-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

The Ink Factory production team will pick up the Team Of The Year Award, accountant Pollyanna Gill wins Spotlight Award.

Tom Of Finland

Finnish Film Affair: 'Tom Of Finland', 'Punk Syndrome' split Best Pitch prize

23-Sep-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Talk at the event was dominated by the looming introduction of the Finnish tax incentive; Beta boards The Unknown Soldier.

A Quiet Passion

Film Fest Gent announces competition line-up

23-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

The 43rd edition of the Belgian film festival to open with Cannes Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake.

Rob Moore

Rob Moore out at Paramount

23-Sep-2016 | By

The vice-chairman has departed the studio, effective immediately, in the latest sign of the political manoeuvring and turmoil to embroil parent company Viacom.

James Schamus

James Schamus, Dorit Hakim to attend UK Jewish film fest

23-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

EXCLUSIVE: The event has revealed its line-up for 2016.


Rome: 'Nocturama', 'Captain Fantastic' among Alice In The City line-up

23-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Rome festival has also revealed its first raft of guests, including Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

World Of Locations

MBI launches dedicated World of Locations website


The resource for film, TV and commercial production companies has a new home.

Im A Robot

Devilworks picks up Sitges premiere 'OMG, I’m A Robot!'

23-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sci-fi action-comedy stars Yotam Ishay as a man who discovers that he is a robot.

'The Magnificent Seven' rides out through SPRI, MGM

22-Sep-2016 | By

The western remake, which MGM and Columbia Pictures co-financed, rides out in 39 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend.

Arnon Milchan

US Briefs: Arnon Milchan to receive Gothams Industry Tribute

22-Sep-2016 | By

The New Regency chairman and producer will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Awards in New York on November 28.

Helen Mirren

SPC takes 'The Leisure Seeker'; Roadside picks up 'Tommy’s Honour'; O-Scope moves on 'KEDi'

22-Sep-2016 | By

SPC confirms deal for Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland road movie.

Michael Ryan

IFTA elections choose executive committee, board for 2016-18

22-Sep-2016 | By

Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) membership voted in the executive committee and board for the 2016-2018 term at Thursday’s concurrent annual membership meeting in Los Angeles and London.

The Devil Outside

Protagonist, The Jokers, Backup team on UK-France co-pro 'The Devil Outside'

22-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Andrew Hulme’s follow up to Cannes 2014 entry Snow In Paradise.

Compact, Synchronicity team for 'Una' screenwriter's '9 Deaths'

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama marks Olivier award-winning playwright David Harrower’s second feature.

Oscar Wilde

Rupert Everett, Colin Firth begin filming Oscar Wilde biopic

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Happy Prince chronicles Wilde in the last days of his life.

Peccadillo acquires Israel-UK doc 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Heymann Brothers latest feature is set to play at next month’s BFI London Film Festival.

Port Of Call

Hong Kong, India, Pakistan set Oscar submissions

22-Sep-2016 | By

Hong Kong selects Port Of Call, India opts for Interrogation and Pakistan picks Mar E Mir for best foreign-language film submissions.

Nicole Kidman Dev Patel

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel added to LFF Screen Talk line-up

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Park Chan-wook also added to line-up; latest Lav Diaz and Errol Morris features join festival programme.

Holland Film Meeting

Boost NL launches at Holland Film Meeting

22-Sep-2016 | By

Iniative kicks off as film festivals continue to asses the merits of co-production markets.

Redeeming Features

Redeeming Features bolsters team

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Production company makes trio of hires as it plans growth.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara attached to star in 'Vox Lux'

21-Sep-2016 | By

The two-time Oscar nominee most recently seen in Toronto selections Lion and Una is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama.

Under The Shadow

UK submits Farsi-language 'Under The Shadow' for Oscars

21-Sep-2016 | By

British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari’s highly regarded Tehran-set ghost story produced by Wigwam Films will fly the flag for the UK as the official foreign-language Oscar contender.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda, Sony set film pact (update)

21-Sep-2016 | By

UPDATE: Chinese giant confirms pact, which it says will “help strengthen Wanda’s power to influence the global film industry.”

Todd Green

US Briefs: First Look Media unveils distribution heads

21-Sep-2016 | By

The company said on Wednesday that Todd Green has been named senior vice-president of content distribution and licensing and Carrie Lieberman director of content distribution and licensing.

Claire In Motion

Breaking Glass picks up 'Claire In Motion'

21-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved for North American rights to the SXSW mystery drama by Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell.

 Reese Witherspoon

Open Road acquires 'Home Again'

21-Sep-2016 | By

The company has picked North American rights from CAA to the Reese Witherspoon rom-com.

Nine movies that popped at autumn festivals

21-Sep-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan notes the films that stood out from the pack at this year’s Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals.

Elvis Presley

Weinstein Television plots 'Elvis' TV biopic

21-Sep-2016 | By

Harvey Weinstein is partnering with the estate of Elvis Presley to develop a scripted television episodic based on the legendary singer’s life.

Slate Day

BFI New Release Strategy highlighted at Distributor Slate Day

21-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Exhibition subsidy for foreign language films discussed during distribution/exhibition event in London.

It Had To Be You

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires 'It Had To Be You'

21-Sep-2016 | By

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Sasha Gordon’s subversive rom-com starring Cristin Milioti and Dan Soder.


Le Pacte joins Joachim Trier’s 'Thelma'

21-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Trier kicks off Oslo shoot with Eili Harboe in lead role.

Singapore fest to open with 'Interchange'

21-Sep-2016 | By

Singapore International Film Festival to open with Dain Iskandar Said’s thriller Interchange, which premiered at Locarno.

Chris Maples

Met Film appoints Chris Maples as chief executive

21-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Current CEO Jonny Persey will move into a director role.


Iceland sends 'Sparrows' to Oscar race

21-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rúnar Rúnarsson‘s drama premiered at last year‘s San Sebastian.


Greece submits 'Chevalier' to Oscars

21-Sep-2016 | By

Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier is the Greek submission to the foreign film category at the 2017 Academy Awards.

LA Confidential

Curtis Hanson dies aged 71

20-Sep-2016 | By

The director of L.A. Confidential was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday of what police say was natural causes.

Janet Brown

Gunpowder & Sky acquires FilmBuff

20-Sep-2016 | By

The recently launched Los Angeles-based content creator said on Tuesday it has bought FilmBuff, the pioneering New York-based sales and distribution company.

Jake Zim

Sony, Reality One form VR alliance

20-Sep-2016 | By

Following the recent appointment of Jake Zim to de facto head of VR, the studio has taken another step to build its credentials in the emerging space.


'Prevenge','The Levelling' directors shortlisted for BFI, IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

A jury featuring John Hurt will decide which film-maker benefits from the $65,000 (£50,000) prize.

Lady Macbeth

Protagonist scores key 'Lady Macbeth' sales

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Altitude Film has taken UK on the TIFF premeire, KMBO has taken France rights.

Baltasar Kormakur

San Sebastian: Kormákur, Spanish co-producers team for crime feature

20-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

RVK Studios, Tornasol, Euskadi team on period crime story.


'Ida', 'Sieranevada' producers to pitch at Connecting Cottbus

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

FilmFestival Cottbus co-pro event will feature ten projects this year.

Long Nights Short Mornings

US Daily: The Orchard acquires 'Long Nights Short Mornings'

20-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up all English-speaking digital and ancillary rights from Preferred Content to Chadd Harbold‘s SXSW world premiere.

Land of Mine

Denmark submits 'Land Of Mine' to Oscar race

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Second World War drama was picked over The Commune and Walk With Me.

Amanda Halliday

Pinewood opens China office

20-Sep-2016 | By

First Beijing consultancy office to be headed by Amanda Halliday.

Gordon Chan

Well Go USA swoops on 'God Of War'

20-Sep-2016 | By

Media Asia pre-sells period action movie about Chinese general who defeated Japanese pirates in 16th Century.

sing street

Dinard festival sets Brexit panel, Claude Lelouch as jury president

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Competition films include Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and John Carney’s Sing Street.

Johnny Depp

Open Road acquires Johnny Depp thriller 'Labyrinth'

19-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up all North American rights and select international rights in territories where it has output deals to the upcoming Good Films thriller, it emerged on Monday.

Paris Can Wait

SPC picks up 'Paris Can Wait'

19-Sep-2016 | By

Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut has found its North American home following its recent Toronto world premiere.

Bridget Jones's Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' enjoys record-breaking UK debut

19-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s threequel scores biggest ever September opening with $10.6m (£8.11m) opening from its 641 sites.

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' breaks Emmy record

19-Sep-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

HBO’s series won 12 awards on the night, taking its total haul to 38; Susanne Bier scoops directing award.

My Name Is Lenny

John Hurt joins boxing drama 'My Name Is Lenny'

19-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Shooting has wrapped in East London on the Salon Pictures features.


Nikkatsu takes sales on omnibus feature 'Madly'

19-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Gael García Bernal among directors on anthology film.

A Chinese Odyssey Part 3

China box office: 'A Chinese Odyssey 3' lands top as local films surge

19-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

A Chinese Odyssey leads the pack, with S Storm and Cock And Bull in tow.

Lady Macbeth

'Lady Macbeth' scores Spain deal

19-Sep-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

British debut feature plays in competition at the San Sebastián Film Festival.

Tom Of Finland

Finnish Film Affair: 'Tom Of Finland', Sherlock Holmes crime series among hot projects

19-Sep-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

A total of 21 projects are set to be presented at the event, which last year showcased Cannes hit The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Mäki.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' among five nominated for EFA debut award

19-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Finnish boxing drama will compete at the European Film Awards later this year.

Before The Flood

Leonardo Di Caprio doc added to LFF line-up

19-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Before The Flood, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, to get European premiere in London.


US Daily: Chicago fest unveils full line-up

19-Sep-2016 | By

Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Garth Davis’ Lion and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson are among the special presentations set to screen at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival that runs from October 13-27.

Bridget Joness Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' delivers $29m international opening (update)

19-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three leads the way with $35.8m from its two territories; The Age Of Shadows adds $21.4m in South Korea for $45.2m to date.

La La Land

'La La Land' wins TIFF audience award

18-Sep-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s musical romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling was the people’s favourite as the Toronto International Film Festival wrapped on Sunday.

Toronto 2016 wrap

18-Sep-2016 | By

The biggest deal to emerge during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came together before the event started, which says a lot about the acquisitions scene these days.


'Sully' holds at number one on $22m (update)

18-Sep-2016 | By

SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: Good news for Warner Bros saw the Tom Hanks starrer maintain course for $100m in its second week following a modest 37.2% drop as Universal-Working Title’s Bridget Jones’s Baby and Lionsgate’s Blair Witch both flopped.

Susanne Bier: "I've never been a careerist"

17-Sep-2016 | By Matt Mueller

With The Night Manager up for 12 Emmy Awards, the Danish film-maker sat down with Screen in LA to discuss her successful transition to television and those James Bond directing rumours.

Rob Friedman

Lionsgate motion picture group co-chair Rob Friedman steps down

16-Sep-2016 | By

The executive has been named special advisor, office of the CEO.

Alik Sakharov

Covert Media lines up 'Forty-Six'

16-Sep-2016 | By

Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and director Alik Sakharov is attached to direct the political thriller.

TIFF: US deals for 'The Journey', 'Heal The Living'

16-Sep-2016 | By

Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.


'Julieta' breathes life into foreign language box office after crossing £1m in UK

16-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Pedro Almodovar’s latest has scored the best result for a non-Bollywood foreign language film since French comedy Untouchable.

'Blair Witch', 'Kubo' top UK social media buzz chart

16-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Horror sequel Blair Witch edged out the fantasy animation.


Nordic funding goes to Langseth, Ostlund, Utoya massacre doc

16-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Projects backed by Nordic funding bodies range from the next disaster film by the writers of The Wave to a documentary reconstructing the Utoya massacre.

Toronto deals continue to trickle in

15-Sep-2016 | By

Roadside Attractions confirmed on Thursday it had picked up North American rights in Toronto to Lady Macbeth, while Screen Media acquired US on The Bad Batch and Magnolia Pictures took North America on I Am Not Your Negro.

Ryan Kampe

Ryan Kampe gets behind film incubator

15-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Visit Films founder Ryan Kampe has backed a project incubator called Pretty ____ Ideas to support “original, daring and challenging voices in contemporary cinema”.

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Raven Banner to distribute 'The Autopsy Of Jane Doe' in Canada

15-Sep-2016 | By

The Toronto-based company has acquired André Øvredal’s supernatural horror, which receives its world premiere in Toronto Midnight Madness on Thursday night.

'Neruda', 'Toni Erdmann' among GEMS line-up

15-Sep-2016 | By

Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar submission and Maren Ade’s German submission will screen at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival GEMS event that runs from October 13-16.

Felicity Jones

Britannia honour for Felicity Jones

15-Sep-2016 | By

The Oscar-nominated actor will receive BATFA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist Of The Year presented by Burberry in October.

European Union

Industry leaders slam EC copyright proposals

15-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pact chief executive, MPA Europe boss among signatories of letter condemning “threatening” proposals.

Spike Lee Netflix

Netflix, Spike Lee team for 'She's Gotta Have It' series

15-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director “hyped” for 10-episode collaboration, his first film-to-TV adaptation.

Little Wing

Finnish Film Affair reveals 2016 line-up

15-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Finland event has announced its films, Work In Progress projects and international guests for this year.

Glasgow Film Theatre

This Way Up 2016 to focus on market saturation, new technology

15-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The annual exhibition conference is taking place at Glasgow Film Theatre.


Singapore selects 'Apprentice' for Oscar race

15-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Prison drama premiered at Cannes in May.

Majid Al Ansari

Image Nation Abu Dhabi plots three features

15-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rattle The Cage director Majid Al Ansari [pictured] will be an executive producer on the projects.


Americas briefs: Festival do Rio unveils Première Brazil choices

15-Sep-2016 | By

Top brass at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival announced on Thursday the 2016 Première Brazil selection, comprising 14 features and six documentaries.

IFC Films acquires 'The Bleeder'

14-Sep-2016 | By

Philippe Falardeau’s drama starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts has gone to IFC Films in a US deal in Toronto.

Arianna Bocco

Arianna Bocco on the rise at IFC / Sundance Selects

14-Sep-2016 | By

The industry veteran has been promoted to executive vice-president of acquisitions and production.

Music Box acquires ‘A Quiet Passion’

14-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to Terence Davies’ Emily Dickinson biopic following its North American premiere in the Masters section at Toronto on Monday.

House team

Tessa Ross-Juliette Howell indie makes key hires

14-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Trio join recently launched House Productions to work across film and TV slate.

American Anarchist

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'American Anarchist'

14-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up worldwide rights from UTA Independent Film Group to Charlie Siskel’s documentary following its Venice Film Festival world premiere.

Peter Edwards

Amma Asante, industry pay tribute to Welsh producer Peter Edwards

14-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Edwards, a producer on Asante’s debut feature A Way Of Life and the first chairman of Ffilm Cymru Wales, has died aged 68.


Garg, Kasbekar launch Ellipsis Entertainment

14-Sep-2016 | By

New Indian production house will focus on Hindi-language content.

George MacKay

George MacKay joins Amma Asante’s 'Where Hands Touch'

14-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

A United Kingdom director’s Second World War drama will also star Amandla Stenberg.

Jessica Chastain

US Briefs: Cast bulks up on 'Woman Walk Ahead'

14-Sep-2016 | By

Michael Greyeyes, Sam, Ciaran Hinds, Chaske Spencer and Bill Camp have joined Jessica Chastain on Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead.

Craig Dehmel

IMAX names Craig Dehmel head of global distribution

13-Sep-2016 | By

The executive arrives from Fox, where he most recently served as executive vice-president of international distribution.


'Neruda' to fly flag for Chile at Oscar

13-Sep-2016 | By

Pablo Larraín’s biopic and current Toronto International Film festival selection has been selected as Chile’s foreign-language Oscar submission.

Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Market unveils final programming wave

13-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Organisers have teamed up with marketing, distribution platform Nordic Genre Invasion on a series of events set to run from September 22-25 in Austin, Texas.

Orange Is The New Black

Lionsgate, Vimeo to launch partnership at MIPCOM

13-Sep-2016 | By

The companies will announce at MIPCOM on October 18 a deal whereby Lionsgate will become the first Hollywood studio to licence its content to Vimeo’s television store.


Film Movement acquires 'Glory'

13-Sep-2016 | By

Film Movement has acquired US and English-speaking Canadian rights to Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory (Slava) following its recent world premiere in Locarno.

Christina Hendricks

Agatha Christie thriller 'Crooked House' underway

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson and Terence Stamp star in Julian Fellowes adaptation.

Gillian Anderson

Collette, Anderson, Lumley join Fred Schepisi's 'Andorra'

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Riccardo Scamarcio also among cast to join Clive Owen thriller; Cellulouid Dreams to handle sales.


Kenneth Lonergan, Park Chan-wook, Maren Ade to deliver BAFTA screenwriter lectures

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The LEGO Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller complete lineup.

Little Secret

Oscars: Brazil chooses 'Little Secret'

13-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Brazilian Ministry of Culture selects family drama over festival favourite Aquarius.

Bleed For This

Ben Younger to direct 'Isle Of Man'

13-Sep-2016 | By

Los Angeles-based Bold Films has come on to finance the action film that marks the next project from the director of Bleed For This.

Fox Searchlight swoops on 'Jackie'

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Searchlight sets December 9 release date for well-received Venice and Toronto drama.


EFA to honour Jean-Claude Carrière

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Writer, actor and director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.

North American Briefs: Ewan McGregor to receive Britannia Humanitarian Award

13-Sep-2016 | By

The Scottish star, who unveiled the world premiere of his feature directorial American Pastoral in Toronto, will collect the honour at BAFTA LA’s awards show on October 28.

Eric Stevens

Pinewood appoints global sales director

13-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Eric Stevens takes up newly created role in bid to drive world sales.

Julia Roberts

eOne, Tooley Productions, Red Om partner on 'Fool Me Once'

12-Sep-2016 | By

In the first project under their new partnership, eOne and Tooley Productions are teaming up with Julia Roberts and her Red Om Films in a starring role for the Oscar-winner.

Curzon Artificial Eye takes Ozon's 'Frantz' for UK

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Films Distribution has also closed deals for Sweden, Norway and Finland, Denmark, and Japan.


Screen to launch Arab Stars of Tomorrow at DIFF

12-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.

Lorna-Lee Sagebiel Torres

Lorna-Lee Sagebiel Torres joins Magnolia as director of international sales

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The executive most recently served at Visit Films where she oversaw several territories and led marketing for the past five years.

MIfune: The Last Samurai

Celluloid Dreams licenses 'Mifune: The Last Samurai' to Strand

12-Sep-2016 | By

The sales company has struck a deal with Strand for US rights to Steven Okazaki’s documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai.


Wild Bunch pre-sells Sergei Loznitsa drama

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Deals in Germany, Latin American, more for Austerlitz director’s next film; producers secure France deal.

'Maudie' producer launches thriller 'Rites Of Men'

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman has written the screenplay, Giulio Ricciarielli will direct.

Tucker Tooley

Tooley Productions expands global footprint

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tucker Tooley’s production outfit strikes first-look distribution deals.

Jeremiah Chechik

Jeremiah Chechik to direct Goldove’s 'Innocent'

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Plummer features in the story of a UN interpreter caught between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.

IFF Toronto panel

OMDC's iff summit hosts distribution and diversity panel

12-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

The 11th edition of the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) International Financing Forum (iff) 2016 kicked off Sunday when it presented an exclusive panel discussion to 40 select Canadian and international film producers.

Jia Zhangke

MK2, Jia Zhangke’s Fabula Entertainment join forces in Asia

12-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New partnership includes production, distribution and exhibition.

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' tops China box office again

12-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Star Trek Beyond holds firm; Shallows and Nine Lives open in second and third.

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson thriller scores North America deal

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Parkland sells Despite The Falling Snow to US and Canada.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer thriller underway for 42, company launches new finance venture

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ed Skrein and Emily Ratajkowski co-star in In Darkness, written by Dormer and Anthony Byrne.

Sausage Party

'Sausage Party' holds off newcomers to retain UK lead

12-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Ben-Hur is the week’s highest new entry, thanks to previews, while Disney’s Finding Dory hits £40m mark.

Adelaide Clemens

Adelaide Clemens jumps on LevelK’s 'Rabbit'

12-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shanahan is directing the dark thriller about a medical student whose twin is abducted.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' co-producers board 'Under The Tree'

12-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: One Two Films duo have joined the Icelandic-Polish-Danish co-pro from director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson.


CPH PIX adds Danish 11, Neil Young retrospective

12-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: The festival will show eight films directed by Young under the name Bernard Shakey.

David Oyelowo

Oyelowo, Asante, Jenkins to talk at BFI Black Star Symposium

12-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Headlining the BFI London Film Festival’s industry strand, the event will spotlight challenges for black film talent.

Rotterdam fest reshuffles team

12-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Marit van den Elshout will take over the Hubert Bals Fund from the outgoing Iwana Chronis.

Isabelle Huppert TIFF

Isabelle Huppert delivers TIFF masterclass

12-Sep-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Talking with TIFF CEO Piers Handling, Huppert discussed her career, which includes over 100 film credits.

Katie Rollings

eOne appoints head of UK licensing

12-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Rollings to focus on Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.


Aussie Sci-Fi 'Arrowhead' sells to US, Canada

12-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Mor stars in the survival thriller from director Jesse O’Brien.

Artekino Festival

Arte, Festival Scope launch pan-European online film festival Artekino

12-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Line-up includes Edinburgh victor Suntan, The Death Of Louis XIV and César winner Fatima.

Instructions Not Included

US Briefs: Lionsgate, Univision to launch Spanish-language streaming service

12-Sep-2016 | By

Instructions Not Included and current release No Manches Frida are on the platform aimed at a base of more than 50million latino consumers in the US.


Protagonist promotes trio

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit promotes sales executives, delivery manager.

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' adds $16.6m overseas (update)

12-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPT 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Age Of Shadows opens with huge $16.1m in South Korea.

Toronto 2016 Daily 5

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Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Well Go acquires 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

11-Sep-2016 | By

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Feng Xiaogang’s satire and has set an October 7 release.

Max Rose

Film Mode picks up sales on 'Max Rose'

11-Sep-2016 | By

Clay Epstein’s sales company has acquired international sales rights to the Jerry Lewis starrer and is continuing talks with Toronto buyers this week.

Orion, BH Tilt snap up 'The Belko Experiment'

11-Sep-2016 | By

The partners confirmed on Sunday evening they had picked up North American distribution rights from MGM to Toronto Midnight Madness selection The Belko Experiment.

The Commune

Magnolia moves for Vinterberg’s 'The Commune'

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

US distributor has taken the 1970s-set drama, which won a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale for actress Trine Dyrholm.

A Quiet Passion

DDI inks further 'A Quiet Passion' deals

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Terence Davies’s drama has sold to France and Japan, while Soda has taken over the UK release from Metrodome.

La La Land

Awards race comes into focus at TIFF

11-Sep-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.

A Woman's Life

MK2 Films clocks sales on 'A Woman’s Life'

11-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Stéphane Brizé’s period drama stars Judith Chemla as a young aristocrat.

Nicholas Galitzine joins Radiant’s 'Changeover'

11-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Star of TIFF selection Handsome Devil has joined Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey in the supernatural thriller.

TIFF Jamaican film delegation

First Jamaica delegation hits TIFF

11-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

A 20-strong group of Jamaican film professionals is in town, while the festival’s industry centre is also hosting a Jamaica stand.

Six selected for Indian film-makers residency

11-Sep-2016 | By

The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.


British Film Company plot 'Spitfire' doc

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The production and finance outfit is has also boarded the forthcoming Bert Trautmann feature.


IFT moves for Catherine Keener-starrer 'Unless'

11-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alan Gilsenan directed the adaptation of Carol Shields’ Pulitzer Prize-wining novel.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux flies into Toronto for Lumière tribute

11-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.


'Sully' rules North America on $35m (update)

11-Sep-2016 | By

Clint Eastwood’s drama Sully opened top at the weekend through Warner Bros on a confirmed $35m.

'The Woman Who Left' wins Venice Golden Lion

10-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Lav Diaz’s The Woman Who Left from the Philippines won the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice Film festival on Saturday while Emma Stone claimed the Coppa Volpi best actress prize for La La Land and Oscar Martínez took actor honours for El Ciudadano Ilustre.

Andy Serkis

Bleecker Street, Participant acquire 'Breathe'

10-Sep-2016 | By

Bleecker Street and Participant Media have jointly acquired North American rights from Embankment to Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut.

Snowden TIFF

Gordon-Levitt talks Snowden: "I know he would love to come home"

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Cast and crew discussed Oliver Stone’s political drama in a TIFF press conference.

Focus, Lionsgate deals set TIFF abuzz

10-Sep-2016 | By

Focus has stolen headlines with its acquisition of PT Anderson’s latest, while buyers are circling Jackie.

King Cobra

The Exchange launches 'King Cobra' sales

10-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James Franco, Christian Slater and Molly Ringwald star in the porn industry drama.

TIFF Brexit panel

UK industry figures offer Brexit reassurance at TIFF

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

“We are in unknown territory” but “everyone is pulling in the same direction”, suggested the speakers.

Lean On Pete

First look: 'Lean On Pete'

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up stars Charlie Plummer and Steve Buscemi.

A Date For Mad Mary

Mongrel picks up Element’s 'Mad Mary'

10-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Irish drama premiered at Karlovy Vary this year.

Jonathan Olsberg

Olsberg talks up film industry impact at TIFF conference

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Olsberg-SPI chair was presenting new research on the economic benefits of the film industry.

MMG cultivates 'Bitter Harvest' sales

10-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp star in the Ukraine-set drama.

Hunting Flies

'Hunting Flies' director plots three more projects

10-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Macedonian film-maker Izer Aliu’s next film will be comedy-drama 12 Dares.

Versus the Life and Films of Ken Loach

Dogwoof inks sales on Ken Loach, Vivienne Westwood docs

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach biographical doc has sold to five territories.


New Europe closes deals on 'Porto', 'One Week And A Day'

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Anton Yelchin-starrer Porto is executive produced by Jim Jarmusch.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried to star in 'First Reformed'

10-Sep-2016 | By

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried will star for Killer Films in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed, which Arclight is financing and introducing to worldwide buyers here.


'The War Show', 'Sami Blood' win Venice Days prizes

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Documentary The War Show won best film while Sami Blood won the Europa Cinemas Label.

TIFF panel

Canada primed for Eurimages membership

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Eurimages’s Roberto Olla revealed the news during a TIFF panel.


Pure Flix brings new titles to TIFF

10-Sep-2016 | By

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise and I’m Not Ashamed are both being sold by the company.

James Franco

Lionsgate snaps up 'Kin' in Toronto pre-buy

9-Sep-2016 | By

In a second major pre-buy announced in Toronto that is understood to have closed on Friday in the mid-to-high $20m range, Lionsgate has acquired worldwide rights for its Summit Entertainment label to the action-thriller.

Constant Gardener

Walter Salles, Vincent Maraval pay tribute to Don Ranvaud

9-Sep-2016 | By

Friends of Don Ranvaud remember the recently passed producer-sales agent-academic. “He was guided by ideals in a world where this is becoming rarer,” Salles tells Geoffrey Macnab.

David Lynch The Art Life

Amazon closes in on David Lynch doc

9-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon on verge of streaming deal for Venice premiere; Janus Films nabs theatrical.

Gregoire Gensollen

Tooley Productions hires Gregoire Gensollen 

9-Sep-2016 | By

Former FilmNation executive Gregoire Gensollen has joined Tucker Tooley’s nascent production company as executive vice-president of finance and strategy.

Through The Wall

Roadside Attractions closing North American deal on 'Through The Wall'

9-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor is expected to finalise a North American deal with The Match Factory for Rama Burshtein’s Venice premiere on Saturday morning.

The Levelling

Peccadillo acquires TIFF title 'The Levelling'

9-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Debut feature from Hope Dickson Leach stars Game Of Thrones’ Ellie Kendrick.

Gemma Arterton

Gemma Arterton, Dominic Cooper plot 'The Escape'

9-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Indepedent has boarded sales on the drama is being produced by UK outfit Shoebox Films.

Paul Haggis

Paul Haggis: time is right for black James Bond

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Oscar-winning writer was delivering a talk at Toronto’s Script to Screen Summit.

Sam Worthington

Saban Films picks up 'The Hunter's Prayer'

9-Sep-2016 | By

Saban Films has acquired US rights to Jonathan Mostow’s action-thriller starring Sam Worthington and newcomer Odeya Rush.

Catherine Deneuve

Memento scores 'The Midwife' sales

9-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Double bill of Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot draws buyers to comedy drama

girls lost

'Girls Lost' director plots two US co-pros

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film-maker Alexandra-Therese Keining is plotting a crime drama and “a feminist Blade Runner”.

Naomi Kawase

MK2 Films launches Naomi Kawase’s 'Radiance'

9-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: An co-star Masatoshi Nagase to play photographer with failing eyesight.

Ronnie Petersen

NonStop revs up with F1 doc 'Superswede'

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer now shooting documentary about Formula 1 great Ronnie Peterson.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock backs "success, access and synthesis"

9-Sep-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Minster for digital and culture Matt Hancock has flagged “success, access and synthesis” as the three cornerstone principles of his strategy for the creative industries.

Cartel Land

The Orchard launches transparency platform

9-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor said in Friday it was taking its film-maker data service to the next level and would offer “an unprecedented level of data and transparency” around the lifecycle of its films.

James Franco

Samuel Goldwyn Films, Orion Pictures acquire 'Burn Country'

9-Sep-2016 | By

Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Pictures have acquired from CAA the mystery thriller Burn Country (formerly The Fixer) directed by Ian Olds.

Little Wing

'Little Wing' director plots 'Hobbyhorse' documentary

9-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Hobbyhorse Revolution will be presented at Nordisk Panorama later this month.

The Lost City Of Z

Amazon partners with Bleecker Street on 'The Lost City Of Z'

9-Sep-2016 | By

Bleecker Street will distribute James Gray’s Charlie Hunnam starrer in North American theatres.

Justin Timberlake and The Tennessee Kids

Netflix sets October release for 'Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids'

9-Sep-2016 | By

Jonathan Demme directed the music documentary.


Boudica debut slate spotlights female film talent

9-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The fledgling company has revealed its first two investments.

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada pledges diversity goal

9-Sep-2016 | By

Cultural agency is aiming to build a more diverse film portfolio by 2020.


Brightlight Pictures appoints Sandra Karr as COO

9-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former Telefilm exec has joined the Canadian production outfit.

Andrew Herwitz

Film Sales Company launches adventure doc 'Losing Sight Of Shore'

9-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary follows four women who row the Pacific Ocean.


Pinewood expands North America team

9-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Company promotes three, while former British Film Commission executive Tara Halloran joins as vp, North American partnerships.

Sausage Party

'Sausage Party' tops UK social media buzz chart

9-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s adult animation tops newcomers including US box office smash Don’t Breathe.

Shoreline launches sales on TIFF City to City title '‘76'

9-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian war drama features Nollywood stars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic and Chidi Mokeme.

In The Absence Of The Sun

Indie VOD service FilmDoo launches crowdfunding campaign

9-Sep-2016 | By

Campaign aimed at raising $127,000 (£95,000) to fund technology improvements, product development and marketing for world cinema VOD platform.

The Ottoman Lieutenant

US briefs: Paladin acquires 'The Ottoman Lieutenant'

9-Sep-2016 | By

Paladin has picked up US rights from CAA to Y Production’s The Ottoman Lieutenant starring Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett and Ben Kingsley.


Focus buys PT Anderson reunion project with Daniel Day-Lewis

8-Sep-2016 | By

Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Paul Thomas Anderson’s next project, which will see the auteur reunite with his There Will Be Blood leading man Daniel Day-Lewis.

Participant, Alfonso Cuaron plot Mexico-set drama

8-Sep-2016 | By

Participant Media and Alfonso Cuarón are teaming up on a new untitled project that will mark the Oscar-winner’s first Mexico-set film since his 2001 breakout Y Tu Mamá También.

Two Lovers And A Bear

North American briefs: CMPA Feature Film Producer Awards winners announced at TIFF

8-Sep-2016 | By

Two Lovers And A Bear producer Roger Frappier of Max Films has received the Canadian Media Producers Association’s (CMPA) Established Producer Award at the Feature Film Producer Awards on Thursday.

Michael Lerman

Michael Lerman named PSIFF artistic director

8-Sep-2016 | By

The Palm Springs Film Society has announced that acting head of programming and Toronto’s Primetime programmer will step in to fill the role after Helen du Toit’s contract was not renewed.

Nickel City Pictures

Ankur Rungta, Vishal Rungta launch Nickel City Pictures

8-Sep-2016 | By

Former PalmStar Media executives Ankur Rungta and Vishal Rungta have announced their new Los Angeles and New York-based production company.

Scotiabank escalator

TIFF: Repairs continue on Scotiabank escalator

8-Sep-2016 | By

Engineers are working on a broken ‘up’ escalator at the Scotiabank Theatre Toronto that has inconvenienced industry attendees at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Toronto: 'Jackie', 'The Bad Batch' stir early buyer interest

8-Sep-2016 | By

As TIFF 2016 gets underway, two titles are prompting industry buzz.

Saban Films acquires 'The Last Face'

8-Sep-2016 | By

In a deal that closed before Toronto, the distributor said on Thursday it had acquired North American rights to Sean Penn’s Cannes competition selection.

Timothy Spall

Spall, Lumley, Imrie join Protagonist rom-com 'Finding Your Feet'

8-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cast assembles for silver dollar rom-com from director Richard Loncraine.

Salt And Fire

XLrator Media swoops on Herzog thriller 'Salt And Fire'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Shannon and Veronica Ferres-starring eco-thriller plays in TIFF Special Presentations.


Kaleidoscope swoops for comedy-horror 'Prevenge'

8-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Alice Lowe’s debut as a director recently opened Venice’s Critics’ Week.

Hatem Khraiche Ruiz-Zorrilla

Seville to sell space thriller 'Orbiter 9'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish sci-fi is from writer-director Ruiz-Zorrilla.

The King's Choice

Oscars: Norway picks 'The King's Choice'

8-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Erik Poppe’s war drama opens in Norway later this month.

Wolf Alice

LFF adds world premiere of Michael Winterbottom's 'On The Road'

8-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Film follows Grammy-nominated British rock band Wolf Alice on tour.

Victoria Rossellini

Victoria Rossellini moves up at Fox

8-Sep-2016 | By

20th Century Fox Film chairman and CEO Stacey Snider has made another move in her executive shuffle, promoting Victoria Rossellini to senior executive vice-president, worldwide business and legal affairs and strategic financing.

Daniel Zovatto

Daniel Zovatto joins chase thriller 'Misfortune'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Don’t Breathe star has joined John Cusack in the thriller, which Radiant Films International is selling in Toronto.

Voltage launches sales on comedy 'Fun Mom Dinner'

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Katie Aselton, Toni Collette and Molly Shannon headline the mom-com from director Alethea Jones.

Big Fish And Begonia

China box office smash 'Big Fish' secures international deal

8-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: SC Films International has picked up the hit animation.

Karl Marx City

Cinetic picks up pair of TIFF docs

8-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has picked up Karl Marx City and Politics, An Instruction Manual.


Zurich Film Festival reveals full line-up

8-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

European premieres for Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon and Garth Davis’ Lion are among highlights.


TrustNordisk boards Kristoffer Borgli’s 'DRIB'

8-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fiction/documentary hybrid is Norwegian director’s debut feature.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' to open Denmark's CPH PIX in October

8-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Denmark’s biggest festival to open with Marvel fantasy, which opens in US one week later.


Haifa fest reveals Israeli films line-up

8-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

There are 27 features and documentaries amongst this year’s festival selection.

Ryan Reynolds

East Light backs Cristal Pictures

7-Sep-2016 | By

In the latest influx of Chinese cash to come Hollywood’s way, the veteran Hollywood producer Scott Einbinder has officially launched a Los Angeles-based finance and production company with the full backing of China’s East Light Film Company.

 Julianne Moore

TIFF: Julianne Moore to star in hostage drama 'Bel Canto'

7-Sep-2016 | By

Bloom has launched sales on Paul Weitz’s adaptation of Ann Patchett’s bestselling novel.

Amy Adams

Gothams honours for Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke, Oliver Stone

7-Sep-2016 | By

Top brass at the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Wednesday the roster of accolades for the trio of potential awards season contenders.

Natalie Portman: 'Jackie' most "dangerous" role of my career

7-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director Pablo Larrain says Jacqueline Kennedy was a “queen without a throne” following well-received Venice debut.

Magnolia hires

Magnolia Pictures promotes four

7-Sep-2016 | By

US distributor has announced a raft of promotions ahead of TIFF.

The Daughter

Kino Lorber picks up US rights to 'The Daughter'

7-Sep-2016 | By

Kino Lorber has acquired US rights from Mongrel international to Simon Stone’s drama starring Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, Odessa Young and Sam Neill.

Sanaa Lathan

US Briefs: Sanaa Lathan joins 'American Assassin'

7-Sep-2016 | By

Plus: Production begins on Myriad’s Holiday Joy; Focus sets Victoria And Abdul date; and more…

BBC Films: Joe Oppenheimer to become acting head

7-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

BBC Films confirms Christin Langan departure to Baby Cow with recruitment for successor underway; Langan describes tenure as “great privilege”.


Guillaume Lirondiere joins Backup Media as COO

7-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paris-based company’s current slate includes Toronto titles Message From The King and Brimstone.

Jim Jarmusch's Stooges movie, Oasis film sell wide as buyers remain hot for pop docs

7-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger, Supersonic in-demand for Independent; Thomas Quick doc gets North America deal.


Spain picks Almodovar’s 'Julieta' for Oscar race

7-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Romantic drama premiered in competition in Cannes.

Jessica La Grassa

Mongrel Media promotes Jessica La Grassa

7-Sep-2016 | By

La Grassa is the company’s new manager of sales, home ent and ancillary, after Neil Morrison departed.

The Divine Order

Toronto: TrustNordisk picks up 'The Divine Order'

7-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Petra Volpe’s dramedy is the sales company’s first-ever Swiss film.

Taxi Driver

Classics specialist Park Circus launches sales arm

7-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Metrodome executives join UK classics specialist.

Screen Awards

Woolley, Clarke join Screen Awards 2016 judging line-up

7-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

This year’s awards ceremony takes place on October 20.

Cézanne Et Moi

Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Cézanne Et Moi'

6-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Pathé International to French writer-director Danièle Thompson’s period drama.

Pamela Levine

Pamela Levine to head Fox global theatrical marketing

6-Sep-2016 | By

The HBO chief marketing officer is to rejoin the studio to oversee all North American and international theatrical marketing efforts.

Joe Wright

Joe Wright’s Winston Churchill biopic sets starry cast, release dates

6-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Focus Features-Working Title production Darkest Hour to star Gary Oldman as Churchill.

Johnny Depp

TIFF exclusive: Johnny Depp to star in thriller 'Labyrinth'

6-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In a mouth-watering and rare major pre-sales title headed for Toronto, Good Universe is preparing to introduce the thriller to buyers this week.

Busan for web

'A Quiet Dream', 'The Dark Wind' bookend Busan 2016

6-Sep-2016 | By

Festival will open with the world premiere of Zhang Lu’s Korean film A Quiet Dream.


Curzon appoints former Metrodome executive as head of programming

6-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Anna Woods

EXCLUSIVE: Curzon appoints Damian Spandley as head of programming and events with Claire Beswick set to depart.

The Long Excuse

Toronto: Elle Driver takes sales on Miwa Nishikawa's 'The Long Excuse'

6-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Fifth film from Hirokazu Koreeda protégé stars Masahiro Motoki.

Ingo Vollkammer

Ingo Vollkammer launches Cosmopolis Entertainment

6-Sep-2016 | By

The producer announced on Tuesday his new production and finance venture launching with American Exit starring Dane Cook.

Captain Fantastic

US Briefs: 'Captain Fantastic' to close Los Cabos fest

6-Sep-2016 | By

Plus: Netflix sets Into The Inferno release; National Board Of Review reveals announcement date; and more…

Finding Dory

Meerkat Movies extended to 2020

6-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The cinema promotion has been extended for a further two years following strong uptake.

Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels to deliver SXSW 2017 keynote

6-Sep-2016 | By

Organisers have announced the second round of featured speakers at the festival in Austin, Texas.


Berlin to launch documentary cash prize

6-Sep-2016 | By Anna Woods

The award is set to launch at the 67th Berlinale.

Nagasaki Memories Of My Son

Oscars: Japan submits 'Nagasaki: Memories Of My Son'

6-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Yôji Yamada’s fantasy drama selected as Japan’s nominee for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

Universal Pictures

NBC Universal International ups Raftery

6-Sep-2016 | By Anna Woods

Lee Raftery has been promoted to chief marketing officer.

Bar Bahar

Toronto: Alma Cinema takes Palestinian debut 'In Between', scores deals on Sundance hit

6-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film captures lives of young Palestinians living in Tel Aviv.

Layla M

Toronto: Beta Cinema lineup includes Mijke de Jong drama

6-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions ahead of the festival include Mijke de Jong’s Layla M, which premieres in TIFF’s Platform strand.

Don't Breathe

'Don’t Breathe' ends summer 2016 on a high (update)

5-Sep-2016 | By

SEPTEMBER 6 UPDATE: Screen Gems’ horror held firm at the top on an confirmed $19.7m as the four-day portion of Labor Day weekend holiday dispelled the ‘sequelitis’ blues – for now at least – to round out a solid season.

Don Ranvaud

Don Ranvaud dies at 62

5-Sep-2016 | By

The British journalist, football fanatic and producer died on Sunday night in his hotel room while serving as juror at the Montreal World Film Festival.

Sausage Party

'Sausage Party' dances atop UK box office as 'Brotherhood' soars

5-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Finding Dory becomes the second biggest release of 2016 with $51.9m (£38.86m).

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' reigns over China box office

5-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

August box office takings rose 12% year-on-year.


ECA to host Stockholm conference

5-Sep-2016 | By Anna Woods

The event will focus on the event cinema market outside of the UK.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' punches into Oscar race for Finland

5-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The boxing drama won the Un Certain Regard award at Cannes this year.

Toronto: Seven burning questions

5-Sep-2016 | By

From The Birth Of A Nation to TWC, Screen reveals the key talking points.

Johanna Karppinen

Finland’s 25% rebate could be active by early 2017

5-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The country’s government has said that it will push forward with the proposed incentive.

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' phases to $36.4m overseas (update)

5-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPT 5 UPDATE: Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets crosses $400m overseas and $750m worldwide.

Venice: Mel Gibson talks 'Hacksaw Ridge', Hollywood and faith

4-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield discussed WWII drama following Venice world premiere screening.

Don’t Breathe

'Don’t Breathe' closes solid summer 2016

4-Sep-2016 | By

Screen Gems’ horror hit held firm at number one on an estimated $15.7m as the three-day portion of Labor Day weekend gained 12% on last year’s comparable end-of-summer session and rounded out a solid season.

Venice: Tom Ford, Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal on 'Nocturnal Animals'

2-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director and stars reveal their motivations for taking on Nocturnal Animals during Venice press conference.

Paolo Sorrentino: directing TV series 'The Young Pope' was “inspiring” (but film is next)

2-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director Paolo Sorrentino talks tackling TV and The Pope in new Jude Law series.

Nneka Luke

Nneka Luke named Film TT general manager

2-Sep-2016 | By

The board of directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited have unveild the new face of the Caribbean island nation’s film industry.

Music Box acquires North America on 'Frantz'

2-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up François Ozon’s latest drama, which received its international premiere in Venice over the weekend.

India’s PVR Cinemas denies Wanda stake sale

2-Sep-2016 | By

Reports had previously emerged that the Chinese media giant had offered for a majority stake in the exhibitor.

Dreamworks Animaton

China launches probe into Comcast-DreamWorks deal

2-Sep-2016 | By

Comcast is planning to acquire the animation studio in a $3.8bn deal.


Gaga picks up Keishi Otomo’s 'Museum'

2-Sep-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

EXCLUSIVE: The manga adaptation stars Shun Oguri.


Venice: Why 'Brimstone' producer needed "balls of steel" and how it helped 'Game Of Thrones'

2-Sep-2016 | By

Guy Pearce and Dakota Fanning star alongside Game Of Thrones co-stars Kit Harrington and Carice van Houten.


Former Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon launches Port Royal London

2-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former distribution executive also takes stake in Cass Pennant company.

 Lesley McKimm

IFB hires Lesley McKimm as project manager

2-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Irish producer McKimm’s credits include My Name Is Emily and 1,000 Times Good Night.


Robert Walak, Alison Thompson join Future Leaders in Distribution

2-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

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

Conleth Hill

'Game Of Thrones' star begins shoot on horror 'The Isle'

2-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Victorian-era supernatural tale marks the second feature for Fizz and Ginger Films.

True Crimes

Jim Carrey-Charlotte Gainsbourg thriller to premiere at Warsaw fest

2-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The festival has revealed its line-up of Polish films and co-productions.

North American briefs: Blue Ice Docs nabs 'Abacus' for Canada

1-Sep-2016 | By

Plus: Jackie Chan, Frederick Wiseman among Academy honourary awards recipients; Palm Springs fest announces 2017 dates; and more…

The Lost City Of Z

Amazon Studios snaps up 'The Lost City Of Z'

1-Sep-2016 | By

James Gray’s adventure starring Charlie Hunnam has found its US home after the streaming giant acquired North American rights.

Railroad Tigers

Well Go USA picks up 'Railroad Tigers'

1-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired English-language territories on the Jackie Chan action-comedy including North America, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

'Manchester By The Sea,' 'Arrival', 'Neruda' among Telluride line-up

1-Sep-2016 | By

Kenneth Lonergan’s Sundance hit, Denis Villeneuve’s Venice selection, and Pablo Larrain’s acclaimed Chilean biopic are among select titles heading to Colorado this weekend.

Mel Gibson

Icon Productions acquires 'The Crossroad'

1-Sep-2016 | By

Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey’s Icon Productions announced on Thursday they have acquired Mark Donaldson’s novel.

The Birth Of A Nation

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2016 line-up, new riverside venue

1-Sep-2016 | By Matt Mueller

La La Land, The Birth Of A Nation, Arrival and Snowden announced as headline galas; new venue to be built on London’s Embankment; official competition will include Elle, Moonlight, Una and Neruda.

Soren Malling and Lisa Nilsson with director Henrik Ruben Genz Photo Natascha Rydvald

'The Killing' star Soren Malling teams with Ruben Genz for 'God'

1-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Killing’s Soren Malling leads the adaptation of Jens Blendstrup’s best-selling novel.

Out Of The Shadows

Kaleidoscope picks up Aussie horror 'Out Of The Shadows'

1-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Australian horror from director Dee McLachlan will be introduced to buyers at TIFF.

The Girl With All The Gifts

Studios, indies announced for Distributor Slate Day

1-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen is partnering with Film Hub London and Film Hub South East on the event’s second edition.

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America

'El Amparo', 'Rolling Stones' bookend AFI Latin American Film Festival

1-Sep-2016 | By

A total of 37 films will screen at the event, including the world premiere of Venezuala crime story and Rolling Stones doc.

The Ardennes

Oscars: Belgium submits 'The Ardennes'

1-Sep-2016 | By Anna Woods

Robin Pront’s drama is up for 10 Ensor Awards this year.

A Man Called Ove

Sweden submits 'A Man Called Ove' for Oscar race

1-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Hannes Holm’s comedy-drama won three Guldbagges, Sweden’s top local film prize.

Venice buzz title: Ulrich Seidl on controversial hunting doc 'Safari'

1-Sep-2016 | By

Sales agent Coproduction Office has closed multiple deals on the feature doc, whose subjects will be on the Lido.

Kills On Wheels

Oscars: Hungary submits 'Kills on Wheels'

1-Sep-2016 | By Anna Woods

Attila Till’s action-comedy nominated in EFA Selection 2016.

LFF to screen ‘The Birth of a Nation’: “We stand by strong filmmaking”

1-Sep-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The BFI London Film Festival is to host the European premiere of Nate Parker’s awards hopeful The Birth Of A Nation.

Jim Harvey

Jim Harvey joins Covert Media

31-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The veteran executive will head to Toronto next week with the Covert team in his new role as senior vice-president of international sales.


Bloom brings 'Goon: Last Of The Enforcers' to TIFF

31-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton and his team will launch international sales in Toronto next week on the ice hockey comedy sequel starring Seann William Scott.

The Birth Of A Nation

North American briefs: Searchlight sets ‘Birth’ TIFF press junkets

31-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: Chicago Film fest honours for Peter Bogdanovich, Steve McQueen; and more…

Let The Corpses Tan

Bac adds Cattet and Forzani’s 'Let The Corpses Tan' to TIFF state

31-Aug-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bac releases first image of third feature from cult genre film directors.

My Life As A Zucchini

GKIDS acquires 'My Life As A Zucchini'

31-Aug-2016 | By

The distributor closed the North American deal with Indie Sales for the Swiss foreign-language Oscar submission and imminent TIFF Kids screening.

Olivia Thirlby

Jim Gaffigan, Olivia Thirlby join 'Chappaquiddick'

31-Aug-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity has acquired international sales rights to the Ted Kennedy project starring previously announced Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms and Bruce Dern.

Katie Says Goodbye

Cercamon to sell TIFF entry 'Katie Says Goodbye'

31-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sebastien Chesneau’s company will launch international sales in Toronto next week on Wayne Roberts’ highly regarded directorial debut starring Olivia Cooke.

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Venice market: VR, China, TV in the spotlight

31-Aug-2016 | By

Indigo Film crime series, VR firsts, Sally Potter multimedia musical and Dilma Rousseff drama among projects heading to the Lido.

Sophie Cookson joins Naomi Watts in Netflix's 'Gypsy'

31-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Star of Tomorrow to star in upcoming psychological thriller.

Carl Bessai

Producers join Gearshift Films’ 'All The Rage'

31-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dallas Buyers Club executive producer Tony Notargiacomo and Die Hard With A Vengeance executive producer Robert Lawrence have boarded the Canada-US project as producer and executive producer, respectively.

Gerry Morrissey

Bectu, Prospect unions to merge

31-Aug-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Bectu’s 27,000 members will join Prospect’s 115,000-strong union.

Bonello’s 'Nocturama' hits cinemas in jittery France

31-Aug-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film that was deemed too close to current events for Cannes set to open Toronto’s Platform showcase.

Venice buzz titles: the Syrian war documentaries

31-Aug-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Venice will screen a trio of documentaries on Syria, including a movie about western fighters battling ISIS.

The Road To Mandalay

Venice buzz title: Midi Z talks biggest production to date 'The Road To Mandalay'

31-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Director Midi Z went to unusual lengths on his love story about Burmese immigrants in Thailand, the first co-production between Taiwan, France, Germany and Myanmar.

Rules Don’t Apply

'Rules Don’t Apply' to open AFI FEST

30-Aug-2016 | By

The world premiere of Warren Beatty’s long awaited Howard Hughes film will kick off the 30th edition of the Los Angeles festival at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10.

Travis Fimmel

Travis Fimmel, Kate Bosworth join 'Finding Steve McQueen'

30-Aug-2016 | By

Vikings and Warcraft star Fimmel and Bosworth line up alongside Forest Whitaker and William Fichtner on the thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Toronto next week.

Andrea Calderwood

North American briefs: Andrea Calderwood to deliver Strategic partners keynote

30-Aug-2016 | By

Plus:, Abramorama team up; and more…


Julien Temple to make Suggs movie

30-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Temple to tackle event-style movie based on singer’s popular stage show.


Soda teams with Amazon Prime for 'Paterson', 'Toni Erdmann' UK release

30-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Adam Driver film to be released in the UK one month ahead of the US.

Marina Cordoni

MCE, The Butler Brothers launch BroCo

30-Aug-2016 | By

Marina Cordoni Entertainment and Brett and Jason Butler of Substance Production have struck a three-film deal and partnered on a Toronto-based production company.

'Finding Dory' retains UK lead as 'Suicide Squad' rumbles

30-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad becomes the seventh film of 2016 to hit the £30m mark.

Huayi Brothers forms joint venture with Russo Brothers

30-Aug-2016 | By

Huayi Brothers will invest up to $350m in the project.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'Star Wars' vfx outfit ILM, Joe Wright, Charlie Brooker to speak at LFF Connects

30-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Decorated VFX artist Dennis Muren will discuss his work on the Star Wars franchise during London Film Fesival session.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' lands top of China box office

30-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Bourne franchise reboot and Ice Age: Collison Course boosted this week’s box office takings.

Louder Than Bombs

Haugesund: 'Louder Than Bombs', 'The Wave' top Amanda awards

30-Aug-2016 | By Anna Woods

Joachim Trier’s drama Louder Than Bombs won four prizes including Best Director, while The Wave scooped Best Film.

Jess Conoplia

British Film Commission makes two senior hires

30-Aug-2016 | By Anna Woods

Kristen Platt joinas as production support manager, Jess Conoplia [pictured] joins as senior vice president of US production & events.

Eddie Marsan

Eddie Marsan directorial debut among Ontario market projects

30-Aug-2016 | By

Projects participating in the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s two-day co-financing market include Eddie Marsan’s feature directorial debut.

South Korea selects 'The Age Of Shadows' as Oscars entry

30-Aug-2016 | By

Kim Jee-woon’s period thriller stars Song Kang-ho and Gong Yoo.

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder dies at 83

29-Aug-2016 | By

Gene Wilder, the American comedian with the winning forlorn gaze whose all-round talent propelled him to international fame and two Oscar nominations, has died at his Connecticut home from complications related to Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 83.

Northern Banner picks up 'Olli Mäki', 'Mimosas'

29-Aug-2016 | By

Raven Banner’s specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to two Toronto-bound Cannes triumphs: Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki and Critics Week winner Mimosas.

Lost In Paris

O-Scope acquires 'Lost In Paris'

29-Aug-2016 | By

Oscilloscope Laboratories has picked up US rights from MK2 Films to Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon’s fourth feature.

A Monster Calls

US Briefs: 'A Monster Calls' gets new release date

29-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: NYFF unveils inaugural Explorations strand; Academy announces 17 student winners; and more…

Los Cabos International Film Festival

Winston Baker, Los Cabos unveil inaugural investor summit

29-Aug-2016 | By

Winston Baker and the Los Cabos International Film Festival have announced the first Los Cabos Film Investor Summit, to take place in Mexico from November 10-11.

Andy Nyman

'Ghost Stories' to shoot end of October

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Co-creator Andy Nyman discussed the project, set to star Martin Freeman (Sherlock, The Hobbit), at FrightFest.

Mike Hewitt Andy Nyman Simon Rumley

UK genre films facing distribution challenge

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

FrightFest panel included actor Andy Nyman, director Simon Rumley and Arrow Films’ Mike Hewitt.


Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman drama 'Lion' to open Zurich Film Festival

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Director Garth Davis and Harvey Weinstein to present the true life story in Zurich.

sally potter

Holland Film Meeting reveals Co-Pro Platform line-up

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Molly from British director Sally Potter (Ginger & Rosa) [pictured].


Alice Lowe wins Screen Horror award at FrightFest

29-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Egomaniac director Kate Shenton wins special mention.

Chung Yoon chul

Fox’s Korean production 'The Proxy Soldiers' readies shoot

28-Aug-2016 | By

Fox International Productions’ next Korean production The Proxy Soldiers is set to start shooting on September 5.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' shoots to top of international box office (update)

28-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Universal’s action sequel opened on $49.3m in China, where Fox’s Ice Age: Collision Course delivered $42.5m.

Don't Breathe

'Don't Breathe' leads North American weekend on $26.4m

28-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 29 UPDATE: Screen Gems and Stage 6’s horror film stormed to the top with a muscular debut that will have executives at the studios behind many of this summer’s costly flops green with envy.


Montreal World Film Festival head hits back over reports of staff resignations

26-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman and Jeremy Kay

UPDATE: The head of the festival has branded reports of eleventh-hour staff resignations “slanderous” and “garbage” as the 40th anniversary edition got underway this week.

Mohenjo Daro

Disney to scale back Indian production (reports)

26-Aug-2016 | By

The Walt Disney Co (India) is scaling back its local-language production, according to local media reports.


Venice cancels opening gala following earthquake tragedy

26-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival cancels gala dinner and reception in solidarity with the victims of this week’s deadly earthquake in Italy.

Benjamin Ree

Haugesund: 'Perfect Strangers', 'Magnus' score top awards

26-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other winners include Agnus Dei, Toni Erdmann, The Day Will Come, Amundsen & Nobile and I’ll Try Again.


Vivendi announces $338m cuts at France pay-TV channel Canal+

26-Aug-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First-half 2016 results reveal falling subscribers at Canal+ France and drop in Studiocanal profits for same period in 2015.

White Hunger

Scanbox chills with ‘White Hunger’

26-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Scanbox takes Scandinavian rights to upcoming period drama from Finnish director Mikko Kuparinen.

The Wind Blew On

Haugesund: 'The Wind Blew On' wins Eurimages prize

26-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award from Haugesund’s Works In Progress presentations was Katrín Ólafsdóttirs The Wind Blew On from Iceland.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe headed to Zurich Film Festival

26-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Harry Potter star to present two films at festival.

Concourse Media

US Briefs: Concourse Media, Productivity Media board 'Impossible Things'

26-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: ‘Anything’ wraps Los Angeles shoot; monterey media acquires ‘No Pay, Nudity


Raindance: Elliot Grove picks festival top five

26-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

EXCLUSIVE: Raindance chief picks five films to look out for at the forthcoming festival.

Liv Ullmann

Haugesund: Liv Ullmann to retire from directing

25-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Norwegian actress and filmmaker announces end to directing on panel with fellow filmmakers Pernilla August and Iram Haq.


Covert Media launches Lexica Films

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Hanson’s production, financing and distribution outfit has launched an international sales label in the run-up to the Toronto International Film Festival.

Handsome Devil

Radiant Films International to sell TIFF entry 'Handsome Devil'

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer’s sales company will introduce international buyers in Toronto to John Butler’s Contemporary World Cinema selection.

Dog Eat Dog

RLJ Entertainment picks up 'Dog Eat Dog'

25-Aug-2016 | By

Paul Schrader’s action thriller has found a home in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets' ventures into Brazil

25-Aug-2016 | By

Illumination Entertainment’s animation has raced to $344.4m via Universal Pictures International and studio executives will expect another strong weekend.


David Tennant joins Electric’s 'Bad Samaritan'

25-Aug-2016 | By

Dean Devlin’s company announced on Thursday that the former Doctor Who star has come on board the thriller.

La La Land

Venice 2016: 10 things to look out for on the Lido

25-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen reveals the burning questions ahead of this year’s festival…


ITV withdraws eOne offer

25-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The two companies were unable to reach an agreement on the value of the Canadian distributor.

Past Life

Toronto: Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Past Life'

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mojin The Lost Legend

IM Global launches Go Global in Beijing

25-Aug-2016 | By

IM Global has launched a Beijing-based venture, Go Global, which aims to connect the booming Chinese film industry to the rest of the world, and will make its debut at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

Get Down

Netflix: diving into the data

25-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Broadcast’s Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK.

Oscars 2016: Germany selects 'Toni Erdmann'

25-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Nine-person Foreign Language jury selects Cannes hit from director Maren Ade.

Alison Taylor

Aardman promotes Alison Taylor to head of sales and acquisitions

25-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Alix Wiseman, previously in the role, has left the animation studio after ten years.

Shane Smith

Vice's Shane Smith predicts traditional media 'bloodbath'

25-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Smith delivered this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

american honey

Zurich fest unveils gala titles

25-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh among directors with films in Gala strand.

San Sebastian: Baltasar Kormákur, Feng Xiaogang join competition

25-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Lee Sang-il, Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres also help complete competitive line-up.


Malaysia rallies international team for 'Tombiruo'

25-Aug-2016 | By

Seth Larney and Nasir Jani will co-direct the action thriller.

The Violin Player

Raindance reveals 2016 line-up; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley on jury

25-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

This year’s festival will include an inaugural virtual reality strand and a co-production forum focused on UK-Ibero-American relations.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

US Briefs: Academy president urges people to see 'The Birth Of A Nation'

25-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: ‘The Arrival’ to open Fantastic Fest

No TIFF press conference for 'The Birth Of A Nation'

24-Aug-2016 | By

In the latest episode in the imbroglio to engulf Nate Parker, it emerged on Wednesday there will be no official press conference for The Birth Of A Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner joins AMBI's 'Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad'

24-Aug-2016 | By

The Oscar-nominated actor will lend his voice talent and play the lead role in the 3D CGI animated family film.


'Abacus', 'I Am Not Your Negro' among NYFF Spotlight docs

24-Aug-2016 | By

Festival top brass announced on Wednesday the selections that will screen in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Spotlight On Documentary.

The Levelling

Mongrel International to sell TIFF selection 'The Levelling'

24-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her team will commence international sales in Toronto where Hope Dickson Leach’s feature directorial debut will receive its world premiere in Discovery.

Vision Awards

BFI reveals 2016 Vision Awards

24-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott to star in 'Steel Country'; Bankside boards sales

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; MPC to produce and fully finance.

From Nowhere

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires North America on 'From Nowhere'

24-Aug-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up Matthew Newton’s award-winning SXSW Narrative Spotlight audience award-winner.

Simon Gillis

See-Saw hires Universal’s Simon Gillis

24-Aug-2016 | By Anna Woods

Gillis joins as head of commercial affairs for See-Saw’s film division ahead of TIFF.

NYFF lines up “An Evening With...” honourees

24-Aug-2016 | By

Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver will be honoured in the 54th New York Film Festival’s “An Evening with…” on-stage conversation series.


Steve McQueen to receive BFI Fellowship

24-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 12 Years A Slave director will be presented with the honour at this year’s LFF awards ceremony.

The Deposit

Haugesund: co-pro market showcases Nordic animation, thrillers

24-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Screen reports on the 19 project pitches, including animations, family fare and a Daniel Dencik drama.

Barakah Meets Barakah

Oscars: 'Barakah Meets Barakah' second ever Saudi Foreign Language entry

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Romantic comedy will bow at Toronto next month.


Haugesund: Genre pitches include UK-Nordic feature 'The Damned'

24-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Damned producers Emilie Jouffroy and Kamilla Hodol are recipients of a BFI Vision Award this year.

Charles Dance Adrian Lester

Charles Dance, Adrian Lester join Alicia Vikander in 'Euphoria'

24-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Principal photography has begun on the drama, which also stars Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling.

Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan to make UK comedy series 'The Bisexual'

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Iranian-American film-maker and actor to make scripted comedy for Channel 4.

150 Milligrams

Emmanuelle Bercot's '150 Milligrams' to open San Sebastian fest

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Bercot to become the first female director to open San Sebastian.


Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, VR, In Conversations unveiled

23-Aug-2016 | By

Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.

Stacey Snider

Stacey Snider to assume Fox reins on September 1

23-Aug-2016 | By

Twentieth Century Fox Film confirmed on Tuesday that the executive will replace Jim Gianopulos as chairman and CEO earlier than expected.

Uni rings changes at Dreamworks Animation

23-Aug-2016 | By

One day after Comcast completed its $3.8bn acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Universal Filmed Entertainment has announced its leadership structure for the business segments of the new purchase.

Gabrielle Stewart

HanWay appoints Bloom's Gabrielle Stewart as MD

23-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Stewart will join HanWay in October, replacing Thorsten Schumacher; sales director Chiara Gelardin to depart.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda targets two billion-dollar US acquisitions this year

23-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Wanda’s chairman also continues to eye one of the “Big Six” US studios.

Andy Vick, Rick Rey of Surreal TV

STX moves into VR with Surreal acquisition

23-Aug-2016 | By

Robert Simonds’ ambitious Los Angeles-based studio has snapped up the immersive content creator in a bid to build a multi-faceted VR operation.

Farrell Kidman

Farrell, Kidman begin shoot on Yorgos Lanthimos drama

23-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot underway in US on drama The Killing Of A Sacred Deer from Room producers Element Pictures.

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay, Steve James set for Hollywood doc conference

23-Aug-2016 | By

The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced on Tuesday the programme and additional keynotes for the biennial filmmaker-to-filmmaker conference inaugurated by the IDA and the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in 2014.

Ole Ole

Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop docs set for GEMS 2016

23-Aug-2016 | By

Top brass at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival unveiled on Tuesday two films from the line-up of the four-day event in October.

New York Media Center

IFP Film Week expands public programmes

23-Aug-2016 | By

Organisers at the Brooklyn event have broadened the public programming remit and will present the Screen Forward Conference, screenings, VR experiences and free community events.

Billy Howle

Billy Howle cast opposite Saoirse Ronan in 'On Chesil Beach'

23-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen Star Of Tomorrow 2015 cast in UK drama from Number 9 Films.

Asian Project Market

Strong female presence at Busan's Asian Project Market

23-Aug-2016 | By

The Busan film fest’s Asian Project Market (APM) has highlighted a “strong presence” of women filmmakers in this year’s line-up.

Dawn Of The Dead

'Dawn Of The Dead' to be resurrected at Venice Film Festival

23-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Dario Argento and Nicolas Winding Refn to present restored version of George A. Romero’s zombie classic.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Zurich to honour 'Transformers' producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura

23-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

US producer to present Deepwater Horizon at Zurich Film Festival.

European Film Awards

50 top European films revealed for EFA nominations

23-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake and Maren Ade’s critics’ favourite Toni Erdmann.

Satoshi A Move For Tomorrow

'Florence Foster Jenkins', 'Satoshi' to bookend Tokyo fest

23-Aug-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Japan Now showcase to focus on director Shunji Iwai; Animation Focus to spotlight Mamoru Hosoda.

Ethel And Ernest

Producers Lab Toronto reveals 2016 participants

23-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK’s Camilla Deakin, Ireland’s Kathryn Kennedy and Germany’s Amir Hamz are among those selected.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' to premiere at NYFF

22-Aug-2016 | By

Ang Lee’s drama will receive its world premiere as a special presentation on October 14 in what will be the first public screening of a narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D and 120 frames per second.


BVI picks up bulk of 'Anthropoid' rights

22-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser and Jeremy Kay

EXCLUSIVE: The Second World War thriller will open across most of the world through Buena Vista International (BVI), Screen International has learned.

Nate Parker

Group that represented Nate Parker accuser speaks out

22-Aug-2016 | By

In the latest twist in the saga involving the director and star of The Birth Of A Nation, the head of the Women’s Law Project has called for an overhaul in sexual assault laws and the way campuses deal with harassment claims.


Australia selects 'Tanna' for Oscars

22-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen Australia chiefs said on Tuesday that Bentley Dean and Martin Butler’s film would represent the country in the best foreign-language Oscar category.

After The Storm

Film Movement acquires 'After The Storm'

22-Aug-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up Kore-eda Hirokazu’s drama ahead of its North American premiere in Toronto’s Masters programme next month.


North American briefs: Academy considers first sci-tech Oscar submissions

22-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: Rupert Grint to star in Crackle’s Snatch series; and more…

Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami to be honoured at Busan fest

22-Aug-2016 | By

Iranian director, who passed away on July 4, will have a retrospective of his works screened at BIFF.

Jesus VR

Virtual reality 'Jesus' film to preview at Venice

22-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Preview of first feature-length VR film to be made available to festivalgoers.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' reclaims UK box office lead as 'David Brent' struggles

22-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s David Brent: Life On The Road disappoints with $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites.

Leandro Taub

Jodorowsky actor to debut film at new co-pro event

22-Aug-2016 | By

Jodorowsky actor directorial debut to be presented at new co-production event; Reygadas curates for Filmfest Hamburg.


San Sebastian: Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival' to close Pearls

22-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sci-fi thriller stars Amy Adams.

My Name Is Lenny

Lionsgate takes boxing biopic 'My Name Is Lenny' for UK

22-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Shooting has begun in London on the Salon Pictures feature, which stars Josh Helman and Michael Gambon.

Line Walker

'Line Walker' climbs top of China box office

22-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Time Raiders overtook Skiptrace to become China’s biggest local title this summer.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets' crosses $300m overseas (update)

22-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUG 22 UPDATE: Illuination Entertainment’s latest posts biggest debut (excluding previews) for an original animation in Russia with $16.3m

Ben Hur

'Ben-Hur' crashes in North America; 'Suicide Squad' races on

21-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 22 UPDATE: MGM-Paramount’s $100m Ben-Hur flopped on $11.2m to become the latest victim in a dismal summer for remakes and sequels, while Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation stayed top for the third weekend in a row.


'Album' takes top prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Godless wins Special Jury Prize and Best Actress.

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo: co-pro markets future and audience development in spotlight

20-Aug-2016 | By

Audience Development & Innovation Lab, Think Tank on the future of co-production markets take place in Sarajevo

Virtual Reality VR

VR in focus at Sarajevo regional forum

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Yoana Pavlova from Festivalists discussed what can be done to introduce virtual reality to the Balkans.

Turkey's TRT and Sarajevo Film Festival

Turkey's TRT, Sarajevo fest launch production fund

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Micro-budget pilot project scheme will offer $300,000 to one or two selected projects.

Sarajevo CineLink regional forum

Sarajevo: CineLink highlights need for regional fund

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Industry events at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival focused on high-end TV production and funding sources.

Paul Hanneman

Paul Hanneman to leave Fox

19-Aug-2016 | By

The executive will depart his role as president of Fox worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution in October.

Keanu Reeves

'Replicas' begins Puerto Rico shoot

19-Aug-2016 | By

Principal photography has got underway on the sci-fi thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve as it emerged that London and LA-based Riverstone Pictures will co-finance with Remstar Studios.

The Childhood Of A Leader

Soda takes on Metrodome duties for 'The Childhood Of A Leader'

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

UK distributor Metrodome Group was placed in administration earlier this week.

Bafta masks

BAFTA to consider digital-only releases; film awards dates set

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The rise of digital platforms and growth in animation and documentary reflected in rule changes.

The Nights of Zayandeh

'Banned' Mohsen Makhmalbaf film to open Venice Classics

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Recovered and restored version of banned film The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood to be seen for the first time in more than 25 years.

Hanni Nanni 2

Global Screen to handle Enid Blyton reboot 'Hanni & Nanni'

19-Aug-2016 | By

Global Screen is to handle international sales on a reboot of the successful German Hanni & Nanni franchise based on Enid Blyton’s classic St Clare’s book series.


HBO’s Steve Matthews talks TV drama at Sarajevo fest

19-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

TV producer discussed shooting The Borgais in Hungary and Game Of Thrones comparisons.

Holland Film Meeting, CineMart launch BoostNL

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

First projects announced for initiative aimed at boosting Dutch features and international co-productions.

David Brent

'David Brent' tops UK buzz chart

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British comedy topped shark thriller The Shallows and Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.

Depth Two

Sarajevo: packed True Stories Market spotlights war drama

19-Aug-2016 | By

Inaugural initiative aims to bring Yugoslav war stories to wider audiences.

Mad Men

'Mad Men' writer delivers masterclass at Sarajevo

19-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Robin Veith offered advice to regional writers on how to successfully pitch their projects.


Talking Pictures acquires 100+ films

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include classics such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

I Daniel Blake

San Sebastian: 'I, Daniel Blake', 'Fire At Sea' in Pearls line-up

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes and Berlin winners among titles.

Bertrand Tavernier

US Briefs: NYFF unveils Retrospectives line-up

19-Aug-2016 | By

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Friday the section of the 54th New York Film Festival headlined by Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary My Journey Through French Cinema.

'Suicide Squad' hits $500m global

18-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International executives said on Thursday their DC Entertainment adaptation had reached $271m.

Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2016 shortlist

18-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

Twentieth Century Fox, Curzon Artificial Eye and Picturehouse lead the nominations; Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the most nominated film.

Toronto: 'Transparent', 'Black Mirror' episodes in TV line-up

18-Aug-2016 | By

TIFF audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.


Venice: David Lynch documentary snapped up by Film Constellation

18-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: World sales deal for Venice-bound film in which the iconic director discusses his formative years.


Sundance Selects acquires 'Kiki'

18-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved on US rights to Sara Jordenö’s documentary following a deal with Submarine Entertainment.

John Turturro begins shoot on 'Going Places'

18-Aug-2016 | By

Principal photography has begun in New York on the dramedy in which the director-star is understood to be reprising his role as The Jesus from The Big Lebowski.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto joins 'Blade Runner' sequel

18-Aug-2016 | By

Alcon Entertainment said on Thursday the Oscar-winning actor and star of Suicide Squad has rounded out the casting on Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi.


Sarajevo: HBO to produce TV series from 'Adria' region

18-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Game Of Thrones broadcaster will produce one regional series per year through its offshoot HBO Europe.

Richard Wilson

CTBF head Richard Wilson dies aged 58

18-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Former UK television exec dies following a short illness.


Curzon to stream European Film Awards

18-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Curzon strikes deal with EFAs to stream event on VOD platform Curzon Home Cinema.

Love Story

Arthur Hiller, 'Love Story' director, dies aged 92

18-Aug-2016 | By Christopher Connor

Oscar-nominated director was AMPAS president between 1993-97.

Amir Naderi

Iran's Amir Naderi to receive Venice honour

18-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

His new film Monte to be screened out of competition.

Taylor Kitsch

US Briefs: Taylor Kitsch joins 'American Assassin'

18-Aug-2016 | By

CBS Films and Lionsgate announced the casting on Thursday on the project that will already star Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton.

Elijah Wood

Fantastic Fest top brass expand market focus

17-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The hierarchy has broadened the remit of next month’s Fantastic Market, maintaining the event’s historically strong ties with Latin American projects while expanding into a forum that addresses global genre.

Fortissimo Films

Fortissimo Films files for voluntary bankruptcy

17-Aug-2016 | By

Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based sales agent Fortissimo Films has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in the Netherlands, bringing to a close the company’s 25-year run as a champion of Asian and independent cinema.

Michael Cera

US Briefs: Burn Later Productions, Killer Films cast 'Lemon'

17-Aug-2016 | By

Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera and Nia Long have signed on to Janicza Bravo’s drama.

Hit Record

Participant Media to shut down Pivot

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based company is winding down its struggling cable network as it seeks to focus on content creation and social impact amid a climate of TV network consolidation, rising programming costs and increasing consumer choice.

Hello Destroyer

Northern Banner acquires 'Hello Destroyer'

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Raven Banner specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to Kevan Funk’s film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Discovery section next month.

Metrodome Distribution

UK distributor Metrodome placed in administration

17-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Most staff made redundant, Screen understands.


Toronto: Adam Leon's 'Tramps' seals sales deal

17-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s 'The Irishman' gets China deal with Media Asia

17-Aug-2016 | By

Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.

Road To Mandalay

Venice: Midi Z love story secures international deal

17-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: UDI picks up Venice and Toronto-bound The Road To Mandalay.

Forever Pure

Dogwoof scores TIFF-bound Israeli football doc

17-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Forever Pure is headed to Toronto after winning three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

The Weekend Sailor

108 Media acquires 'Crushed', 'The Weekend Sailor'

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Toronto-based sales and distribution company has acquired rights to five films.


Slamdance to expand DIG showcase

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Park City festival is building out its second Los Angeles showcase dedicated to emerging independent artists and storytellers working in hybrid, immersive and emerging forms of digital media art.

Nate Parker

Nate Parker 'sorrow' at news of accuser’s death

17-Aug-2016 | By

The star, writer, director and producer of awards season prospect The Birth Of A Nation took to Facebook on Tuesday after it emerged that the woman who accused him of rape in 1999 committed suicide in 2012.

eOne logo

eOne invests in Secret Location

17-Aug-2016 | By

The media giant based in Toronto, London and Los Angeles said on Wednesday it had completed its investment in the digital studio as it pushes into virtual reality and new format content.

The Net

Kim Ki-duk’s 'The Net' sells to Japan

17-Aug-2016 | By

Controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk’s The Net, set to world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, has pre-sold to seven countries including Japan (King Records).

Asian Cinema Fund

Busan’s ACF reveals 22 projects to receive funding

17-Aug-2016 | By

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced 22 projects to receive Asian Cinema Fund support this year, including Park Kyoung Tae’s Ne Me Quitte Pas and Venice Biennale College project Hotel Salvation.

Sarajevo Regional Forum

Growing 'CineLink Industry Days' at Sarajevo fest to merge strands

17-Aug-2016 | By

PREVIEW: Head of industry Jovan Marjanovic talks about bringing together all its activity under one umbrella.

Depth Two

Sarajevo: True Stories Market hunting storytellers to revisit Yugoslav wars

17-Aug-2016 | By

New section of Sarajevo’s Industry Days presents the most cinematic true stories from the Balkan wars to film and TV professionals

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo: preview of Works In Progress projects

17-Aug-2016 | By

Ten projects from South-East Europe, Middle East and North Africa comprise Sarajevo’s Work in Progress section.

Liberation Of Skopje

Sarajevo: Avant Premieres to showcase local films, Dalibor Matanić TV series

17-Aug-2016 | By

Sarajevo’s Avant Premieres section broadens scope and includes workshop on audience development and innovation


Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman drama 'Lion' joins BFI London Film Festival

17-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Stars expected to attend UK premiere of true life survival story.

The Untamed

San Sebastian: Amat Escalante among Horizontes Latinos line-up

17-Aug-2016 | By Christopher Connor

The Untamed, from Cannes best director award winner, among 13 titles.

CineLink copro market

Sarajevo: 18 projects head to Co-Production Market

17-Aug-2016 | By

Projects previously presented at the market include Laszlo Nemes’s Oscar-winning Son Of Saul.

The Paper

Sarajevo aims to bolster regional TV production with CineLink Drama forum

17-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Screen spoke to festival industry chief Jovan Marjanovic about the necessity of introducing a TV forum at this year’s event.


Toronto-bound Cannes hit 'Apprentice' scores US deal

16-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film Movement has picked up North American rights to Boo Junfeng’s second feature in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.

The Exception

Toronto unveils City To City, World Cinema, Masters line-ups

16-Aug-2016 | By

Nigerian metropolis Lagos is the focus of the eighth City To City showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as top brass anoint two international Rising Stars.

Lizzy Caplan

Bron, Gloria Sanchez line up 'Friend of Bill'

16-Aug-2016 | By

Bron Studios is reuniting with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and producer Margot Hand on the dark comedy to star Lizzy Caplan. 

Gillian Z

Warner Bros. China appoints Wanda exec to key role

16-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Industry veteran Gillian Zhao becomes studio’s first country manager for China.

US Briefs: 'Finding Dory' crosses $900m worldwide

16-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Disney-Pixar’s juggernaut reached the milestone on Monday and became the fourth Walt Disney Studios release to do so this year after Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and The Jungle Book.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant to receive Zurich fest honour

16-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Florence Foster Jenkins to screen in Zurich.

Fire At Sea

European Film Awards select 15 documentaries

16-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Berlin Golden Bear winner Fire At Sea.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Shia LaBeouf-starrer 'Borg/McEnroe' begins shoot

16-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Further cast announced for sporting biopic.

Alfredo Guilbert

DFCN moves to reinvent materials delivery

16-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Online film rights marketplace Digital Film Cloud Network has launched a storage and delivery service, the latest element in a suite of tools it believes will transform the industry.

The Dark Horse

Melbourne market reveals industry winners

16-Aug-2016 | By Fiona Williams

NZ producer Tom Hern among trio recommended for UK’s Production Finance Market.

Mark Boal

Mark Boal attorney fights back at military ‘overreach’

15-Aug-2016 | By

The lawyer of the journalist and Oscar-winning filmmaker has filed a response challenging the U.S. Army’s efforts to force his client to hand over research materials.

Buster's Mal Heart

Rami Malek's Toronto-bound thriller scores sales deal

15-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz’s The Film Sales Company scores worldwide sales rights to Buster’s Mal Heart which will get its world premiere at Toronto.

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival sets 2017 dates

15-Aug-2016 | By

Top brass at the New York event announced on Monday the run dates as they prepare for the first time to make submissions open across all programming areas.

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro starts 'The Shape Of Water'

15-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced on Monday that principal photography has begun in Toronto on the fantasy starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer.

 Lauren Iungerich

Universal, Eva Longoria sign first-look pact

15-Aug-2016 | By

The studio said has struck a two-year, first-look production agreement with the actress, producer and author and her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.

Investment firm KKR eyeing eOne bid

15-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Investment firm KKR eyeing bid for film and TV giant, according to reports.

Under The Shadow

Sundance horror 'Under The Shadow' gets UK deal

15-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Iran-set horror sold by XYZ will be released theatrically by Vertigo on Sept 30.

eOne logo

eOne realigns global leadership structure

15-Aug-2016 | By

The content giant that has come under intense scrutiny from prospective suitors has reorganised the way it runs its international regions and promoted Alex Hamilton, Troy Lum and Patrick Roy.

NYFF Convergence

US Briefs: NYFF unveils Convergence

15-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Monday complete details for the interactive storytelling programme that runs from October 1-4 within the 54th New York Film Festival.

Andy Nyman

Andy Nyman, Simon Rumley, Mike Hewitt join FrightFest horror panel

15-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Horror film experts to discuss the future of the genre.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood accepts £323m takeover offer

15-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

UK film studio agrees deal with private equity fund; Swedish TV executive Christian Wikander joins Pinewood Television.

Kenny Baker

George Lucas, Mark Hamill pay tribute to 'Star Wars' actor Kenny Baker

15-Aug-2016 | By Christopher Connor

The Star Wars and Flash Gordon actor passed away on Saturday aged 81.

'Suicide Squad' retains UK lead

15-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Hot weather and crowded market contribute to new release struggles.

Time Raiders

China box office: 'Time Raiders' to steal summer crown

15-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Action-adventure Time Raiders is set to become China’s biggest summer blockbuster this year.

How To Win The US Presidency

Network signs up Odyssey, production label 3DD for home ent sales

15-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

London-based outfit’s home entertainment sales clients also include Dogwoof and Pecadillo Pictures.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' nears $250m overseas (update)

15-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUG 15 UPDATE: Universal Pictures International crosses the $1bn mark for the tenth consecutive year.

'Suicide Squad' clings to US crown on $43.5m

14-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 15 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ R-rated kept new arrival Sausage Party at bay despite a precipitous 67.4% drop in its second weekend that shows how top-heavy the demographic can be for comic book adaptations.

Morgan Freeman

US Briefs: 'Villa Capri' ready for New Mexico shoot

14-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Shout! Factory dates Annecy winner Long Way North

Locarno winner

'Godless' triumphs in Locarno

13-Aug-2016 | By

Bulgarian drama won the Golden Leopard as well as Best Actress for star Irena Ivanova.

Nate Parker addresses former rape charge

13-Aug-2016 | By

The Birth Of A Nation star has spoken out about a rape claim of which he was cleared 15 years ago as he and Fox Searchlight moved decisively to keep the awards season hopeful on track.

Nelson Mandela

CMG Toronto-bound with 'An Act Of Defiance'

12-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based international sales company is partnering with Richard Claus & Co and South Africa’s Spier Films on the Rivonia Trial drama.


Picturehouse acquires Paul Verhoeven’s 'Elle' for UK and Ireland

12-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK/Ireland release date set for drama starring Isabelle Huppert.

Making A Killing

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'Making A Killing'

12-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

The distributor has acquired select North American rights to Robert Greenwald’s documentary Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, And The NRA and has set an initial VOD release for November 1. 

Robert De Niro Sarajevo

Robert De Niro opens Sarajevo Film Festival

12-Aug-2016 | By

The actor received the festival’s first ever Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for Lifetime Achievement

'Suicide Squad' nears $200m at international box office

12-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ R-rated DC Entertainment adaptation added $11.4m on Thursday to reach $191.5m outside North America.


ITV expected to bid again for eOne

12-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast, Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

Analysts suggest that eOne’s film business could be offloaded if the deal goes through.

The Odyssey

'The Odyssey' to close San Sebastian

12-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Biopic based on the life of Jacques Cousteau.


Locarno sponsor to pull out after 15 years

12-Aug-2016 | By

Energy company AET has been one of the festival’s four primary sponsors for 15 years.

Blue Jay

The Orchard to release TIFF entry 'Blue Jay'

11-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US distributor has confirmed that Alex Lehmann’s narrative directorial debut is one of the titles in its Duplass Brothers output deal ahead of the film’s world premiere in Toronto next month.

Bad Moms

PCCW, Tencent invest in STX

11-Aug-2016 | By

The LA-based studio took another stride forward in its global ambitions as founder Bob Simonds confirmed on Thursday “significant strategic investments” from the Asian powerhouses.


Toronto: 'Nocturama', 'Jackie', to screen at Platform

11-Aug-2016 | By

Bertrand Bonello’s Paris terror attack drama Nocturama [pictured] will open the second international directors showcase at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Tiger & Bunny

US Briefs: Imagine, ANEW, Bandai Namco hire 'Tiger & Bunny' writer

11-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Paul Haggis keynore set for Script To Screen summit in Toronto; Cartagena Film Festival announces 2017 dates; and more…

Wared Seger

Parrot Analytics, all3media International sign pact

11-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based research firm has added another client to an expanding portfolio that includes BBC Worldwide.


Cineworld sees profits fall 35% due to currency shifts

11-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rising revenues mean exhibitor’s board are positive about future prospects despite Brexit turmoil.

Lady Macbeth

Protagonist takes on Toronto title 'Lady Macbeth'

11-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British drama to world premiere at TIFF.

Seoul Station

'Train To Busan' prequel 'Seoul Station' sells to North America

11-Aug-2016 | By

Finecut also sells horror feature into Europe, Asia.


Jeff Nichols, Todd Solondz join San Sebastian line-up

11-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

The festival’s Zabaltegi strand is introducing a competition for the first time.

'Suicide Squad' climbs to $165m international

10-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International’s comic book adaptation added an estimated $15.3m on Tuesday.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, Rihanna in talks to join 'Oceans Eight'

10-Aug-2016 | By

Helena Bonham Carter also circling Warner Bros spin-off.

Sadako Vs Kayako

Shudder picks up Toronto Midnight Madness closer 'Sadako Vs. Kayako'

10-Aug-2016 | By

The streaming service backed by AMC Networks has acquired all North American rights to the J-Horror face-off set to receive its international premiere in Toronto.

Roger Pietschmann

Sound ace Roger Jay Pietschmann dies at 71

10-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

It emerged on Tuesday that Roger Jay Pietschmann died in his Los Angeles home on July 26 after a six-year battle with multiple symptom atrophy. He was 71.


Entertainment One rejects ITV takeover bid

10-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The company’s board said the offer “fundamentally undervalued” eOne, distributor of Peppa Pig and The Twilight franchise.

Dolby Atmos Singapore

Singapore opens first Dolby Atmos mixing theatre

10-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: The facility has been installed at Mocha Chai Laboratories.

Deborah Rowland

NFTS sets former Curzon exec to lead MA programme

10-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Distribution exec will lead the inaugural programme, commencing in January 2017; Noel Clarke to host first BAFTA Open Day.

Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff begins shooting 'Shakespeare’s Heroes & Villains', 'Tell Tale Heart'

10-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Red Rock Entertainment and CK Films producing theatrical adaptations.

My Life As A Courgette

Oscars: Switzerland selects 'My Life As A Courgette'

10-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

The stop-motion animation written by Céline Sciamma premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.


First Odeon, now Pinewood…What the sale of two cinema icons says about the UK industry

10-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Deals for two of the UK’s most prized assets are welcome but also prompt questions over sustainability and the indigenous industry.

Mark Gordon

TriStar, eOne, Mark Gordon journey to 'Narnia'

9-Aug-2016 | By

Eleven years after Disney and Walden Media launched The Chronicles Of Narnia franchise in theatres, a new jigsaw of partners has come together to adapt the fourth book in C S Lewis’ fantasy classic.

Free Fire

Toronto next wave includes 'Free Fire', 'Blair Witch', DiCaprio doc

9-Aug-2016 | By

The third cascade of world premieres in 15 days flowed from the headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday as programmers revealed their Midnight Madness, TIFF Docs, Vanguard, TIFF Cinematheque and Short Cuts selections.


NYFF 2016 unveils full line-up

9-Aug-2016 | By

The powers that be at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Tuesday the 25 films to screen as the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.

Samantha Barks

US Briefs: Roadside Attractions tastes 'Bitter Harvest'

9-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: Strand Releasing acquires Sundance selection Lovesong; Talent incubator Resonance launches; and more…

Bailee Madison

Spotted Cow to produce 'Different Folks'

9-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Cartwright’s company has come on to produce and co-finance the comedy, which Myriad Pictures is selling worldwide.

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer, Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham join '24 Hours To Live'

9-Aug-2016 | By

Shanghai-based Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures of Los Angeles announced the casting additions on Tuesday.


Locarno reveals Open Doors winners

9-Aug-2016 | By

This year’s winners include film-makers from Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

Flight Crew

Russian box office on the rise

9-Aug-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia and CIS box office defied the troubled economy in the first half of 2016, growing by almost 9% to $413m.

Richard Gere

Busy SPC snaps up 'Norman', rest of Almodovar library

8-Aug-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North America, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia excluding South Korea to Richard Gere starrer Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer.


CBS Films picks up 'Winchester'

8-Aug-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from to Bullitt Entertainment and Diamond Pictures the thriller that will star Helen Mirren.

Tessa Ross Juliette Howell

Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell launch House Productions

8-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Production company launches with investment from BBC Worldwide and Access Entertainment.

Guillermo del Toro at Fantasia

'Train To Busan' triumphs at Fantasia

8-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Yeon Sang-ho’s apocalypse thriller won the Cheval Noir Award for Best Feature and the Audience Award for Best Asian Feature as the festival came to an end in Montreal.


Film Movement acquires 'Harmonium'

8-Aug-2016 | By

The New York-based film distributor has picked up Koji Fukada’s family drama and upcoming North American premiere Special Presentation selection at Toronto.

US Briefs: Uni rings changes for thriller formerly known as 'Mena'

8-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Doug Liman’s action thriller starring Tom Cruise will now be called American Made.

HMRC, Ingenious both claim victory in tax battle

8-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Avatar financier deemed to have been trading with a view to making a profit but investors could be out of pocket.

Nicky Earnshaw

Film4 hires Pinewood Pictures executive

8-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Pinewood’s former head of production appointed production finance executive.

Time Raiders

China box office: 'Time Raiders' posts massive $70m debut

8-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Family animation The Secret Life Of Pets landed in second, while Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace was pushed down to third.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro to receive Sarajevo honour

8-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Veteran actor will present a screening of Taxi Driver at the festival’s opening night.


Locarno briefs: Piazza Grande subject to minor arson attack

8-Aug-2016 | By

The Piazza Grande was subject to an arson attack; Switzerland has selected its 2017 Oscar candidate; The Doc Alliance Selection winner has been revealed; Nyon festival changes afoot.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' dominates UK box office

8-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation scores fourth-biggest opening of the year.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' shoots to August opening record overseas

8-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 8 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory will also soon become the fourth highest grossing release of 2016 to date worldwide.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' smashes US August record on $133.7m

7-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 8 UPDATE: After a patchy 2016 Warner Bros has a rare North American opening weekend to crow about as its comic book adaptation destroyed the previous high-water mark for the late summer month and the studio crossed the $1bn milestone for the 16th consecutive year.

David Kosse

David Kosse hires Andy Leyshon as STX UK managing director

5-Aug-2016 | By

STX International president David Kosse has named his first big hire, bringing in the distribution specialist and former sales director for Universal Pictures UK and Eire.


Diab’s 'Clash' storms Egyptian box office

5-Aug-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Drama set in the aftermath of Egyptian revolution takes top slot at home box office; film gets Tom Hanks endorsement.

Lady Macbeth

San Sebastian: Sang-soo, Bonello, 'Lady Macbeth' join competition

5-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Seven further competition titles have been revealed, including the 18th feature from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo.


Locarno soft core porn movie 'Wet Woman In The Wind' stirs buyers

5-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Akihiko Shiota’s latest has gone to South Korea and Taiwan.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' races to $30m at international box office

5-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 5 UPDATE: The R-rated comic book adaptation opened top in 33 new markets on Thursday led by a record $3.9m industry opening day in Russia as the overall international running total climbed to $29.6m.

Virtual Reality VR

First Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival launches

5-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EDEF to showcase event cinema and VR.


Locarno: Swiss cinema to become more competitive

5-Aug-2016 | By

Speaking at Locarno, Switzerland’s Interior Minister has talked up the country’s recent efforts to compete more on the international stage.

Sarajevo Film Festival Open Air Cinema

Sarajevo: Works In Progress from Iran, Israel, Romania, Tunisia

5-Aug-2016 | By

Ten projects from South-East Europe, Middle East and North Africa will compete for industry awards.

TWC logo

US Briefs: Weinsteins promote publicity executives

4-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Ileen Reich assumes corp comms role at Participant Media; and more…

The Battle Of Algiers

'The Battle Of Algiers', 'One-Eyed Jacks' among NYFF Revivals roster

4-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Thursday the line-up of digitally remastered classics set to play at the 54th New York Film Festival from September 30–October 16. 

Rooney Mara

Producer Liz Watts joins 'Mary Magdalene'

4-Aug-2016 | By

The founder of Sydney-based Porchlight Films has teamed up with the UK’s See-Saw Films on the prestige drama ahead of a European production start later this year.

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood sparks controversy with Trump comments

4-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The director has claimed that people should “just get over” remarks by the presidential candidate that have been criticised as racist.

House Of Cards

Netflix dominates Amazon in UK, Ofcom report

4-Aug-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

In Feb-Apr 2016, Netflix was viewed by 23% of British adults, while Amazon Prime Video was used by 7%.

James Norton

James Norton joins BBC One series 'McMafia'

4-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Happy Valley star will lead the eight-part series about organised crime in London.

American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor's 'American Pastoral' to compete at San Sebastian

4-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The film will have its European premiere in competition at the September festival.

Notes On Blindness Into Darkness

This Way Up awards £50,000 to innovative exhibition projects

4-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Notes On Blindness and Life, Animated among four features to benefit from exhibition fund.

Two Lovers And A Bear

Toronto unveils Canadian titles

3-Aug-2016 | By

A heavyweight roster of world premieres from the leading lights of Canada’s film industry will grace the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The Lost City Of Z

'The Lost City Of Z' to close NYFF

3-Aug-2016 | By

James Gray’s adventure has been a long time coming but audiences will finally get a chance to see it as the closing night world premiere screening at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 15.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Warner Bros dates 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

3-Aug-2016 | By

With a little over three months to go before the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the studio confirmed a follow-up to the Harry Potter spin-off is in the works.


STX Entertainment pulls out of 'Gypsy'

3-Aug-2016 | By

The studio will no longer distribute and co-finance the Barbra Streisand project about Momma Rose, according to reports.

Kathryn Bigelow

Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole, Jack Reynor join 'Untitled Detroit Project'

3-Aug-2016 | By

The trio of up-and-comers have boarded Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama that is scheduled to shoot later this summer.

Gunnar Almer

Swedish Film Institute veteran Gunnar Almer dies aged 62

3-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Almer joined the SFI 39 years ago, serving as festival manager for feature films for nearly 20 years.

The Surge

Samuel Goldwyn Films to make TV series 'The Surge'

3-Aug-2016 | By

The company is partnering with producers Michael S. Emerson and Colonel F. Lee Reynolds to adapt the book Battle For Baqubah: Killing Our Way Out by retired First Sergeant Robert S. Colella.

Grace Jones

Grace Jones doc-biopic gets UK distribution and Ireland concert

3-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Picturehouse to release Sophie Fiennes documentary backed by BBC Films and the BFI; producers set Ireland concert.

Sami Blood

LevelK boards Venice Days drama 'Sami Blood'

3-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Kernell’s debut feature charts the story of a 14-year-old exposed to racism in 1930’s Sweden.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected Academy president

3-Aug-2016 | By

The board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday night voted its president to a fourth term heading into what could become an impassioned season of Oscar campaigning fuelled by the diversity agenda.

Benedict Cumberbatch to produce, star in 'Rogue Male'

3-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

World War Two survival thriller is being set up at Fox Searchlight.


US Briefs: Woody Harrelson starrer 'Wilson' gets 2017 release

3-Aug-2016 | By

Fox Searchlight will open Wilson in limited release on March 3, 2017.

Luke Goss

Luke Goss joins 'The Last Boy'

3-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

British actor to reunite with the director of Interview with a Hitman.

Toni Erdmann

Oscars: Germany reveals eight for Foreign Language contention including 'Toni Erdmann'

3-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Best Foreign-Language Film contenders announced.

Making A Murderer

'Making A Murderer' directors head to Copenhagen TV Festival

3-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Copenhagen event to host more than 1000 industry and a number of high-profile speakers.

Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin’s parents sue Fiat Chrysler

2-Aug-2016 | By

Victor Yelchin and Irina Yelchina have filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging the auto giant and others were responsible for their son’s wrongful death.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets 2' gets greenlight

2-Aug-2016 | By

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment top brass announced the development on Tuesday, the day The Secret Life Of Pets crossed $400m worldwide.


US Briefs: Netflix to debut 'Mascots' on October 13

2-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: ITN Distribution picks up horror-thriller Clowntown

jimmy fallon

Jimmy Fallon to host 74th Golden Globes

2-Aug-2016 | By

The comedian credited with revitalising NBC’s The Tonight Show will emcee the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual jamboree on January 8, 2017.

Way To Blue

Way To Blue appoints Edelman exec as company restructures

2-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Communications agency restructures team and appoints digital executive.

One Day

Banjong’s 'One Day' on GDH’s debut slate

2-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Thai production house GDH 559 is launching its inaugural slate with Banjong Pisanthanakun’s anticipated romance.


Film London greenlights art film trio

2-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

The initiative for artist film-makers will grant $40,000 to each project.

Creative England

Creative England launches emerging producer initiatives

2-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Two programmes aim to facilitate budding producers with the skills to deliver first and second features.

Wanda IMAX

IMAX strikes biggest theatre deal to date with China’s Wanda

2-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The agreement will see 150 additional sites built across the territory, upping IMAX China’s total screen count to 742.


European film fund spend up 13.4%

2-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Average annual spend of film and AV funds in Europe totals $2.6bn, up from $2.1bn in 2010.

Wanda Cinemas Plaza

RealD, Wanda Cinema Line expand 3D alliance

1-Aug-2016 | By

The companies announced in China on Tuesday morning what they called the largest 3D installation agreement in the history of the format.

Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s 'Free Fire' to close BFI London Film Festival

1-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Action thriller, starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy, to receive European premiere at LFF.


US Briefs: Hulu to stream 'Homeland' seasons 1-4

1-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Hulu and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced on Monday that the digital platform has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to the first four seasons of Showtime’s spy series. 

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' powers to $50.7m overseas debut

1-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 1 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory swims past $800m worldwide to become fifth highest grossing film of the year to date.

Broadcast journalists line up Critics’ Choice doc awards

1-Aug-2016 | By

The inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honouring features and non-fiction television will be presented on November 3 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

In The Last Days Of The City

Locarno, Wroclaw set for 2017 date clash

1-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wroclaw moves 2017 dates to accommodate World Games; Polish festival reveals 2016 New Horizons winners.

'Finding Dory' swims to top of UK box office

1-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Jason Bourne shoots to series-high opening with strong confirmed $10m (£7.6m) bow.


China box office: 'Skiptrace' holds lead

1-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Action-fantasy League Of Gods stole the Fri-Sun crown as July ticket sales drop 18% year-on-year.

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel to receive Locarno honour

1-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Pulp Fiction and Youth star will attend a festival screening of his 1995 film Smoke.


Korean film industry votes 'no' to lifting Busan boycott

1-Aug-2016 | By

“Intense discussions” have led to a split vote, meaning the boycott of the festival will continue.


Terry Gilliam begins production on 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

1-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Adam Driver to star in the long-gestating feature, which is set to begin shooting in October; first behind-the-scenes images revealed.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' in $59m North American debut

31-Jul-2016 | By

AUGUST 1 UPDATE: The reunion of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass scored the second biggest opening weekend of Universal’s 14-year spy franchise when unadjusted for inflation.

Washington post

US media heavyweights unite behind Mark Boal case

31-Jul-2016 | By

A group of non-profits, journalists and media companies led by The Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press has come out in support of the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s legal battle with the US government.


Venice: Alberto Barbera reveals line-up gems, regrets and this year’s big Oscar contender

29-Jul-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Venice festival director Alberto Barbera talks breakout candidates, the likelihood of additions and competition with other festivals.

Swiss Army Man

Picturehouse, A24 team for UK release of 'Swiss Army Man'

29-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: UK and US distributors partner on release of Sundance winner starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano.

venice vfm market

Venice unveils 2016 market projects

29-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Venice Production Bridge will incorporate Gap Financing Market and Final Cut events.

Disney names third 'Avengers' instalment

29-Jul-2016 | By

Executives at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on Friday revealed the new title for what was previously known as Avengers: Infinity War Part I.

The Wailing

'The Wailing' wins top awards at BIFAN

29-Jul-2016 | By

Na Hong Jin’s fantasy horror took the best film prize and audience award.

Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland, Bodo Kox present projects at Polish Days

29-Jul-2016 | By

Projects from directors Bodo Kox and Adrian Panek are also being introduced.

King Of The Belgians

Be For Films picks up Venice Orizzonti selection 'King Of Belgians'

29-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Road trip comedy drama stars Peter Van den Begin as the Belgian head of state.

Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears to receive honorary Sarajevo award

29-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British director’s latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, to screen at the festival’s open air theatre.

Hema Hema Sing Me a Song While I Wait

'Hema Hema' to world premiere at Locarno Open Doors

29-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Executive producer Jeremy Thomas to present world premiere of Bhutan film.

Distant Barking Of Dogs

Nordisk Panorama unveils pitch titles, competition line-ups

29-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Projects include The Distant Barking of Dogs, from The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real.

Dogwoof inks 'Where To Invade Next' deal with VoD platform

29-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

The deal will also see titles from Dogwoof’s back catalogue appear on the service.


Arrow Films bolsters exec team

29-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Distributor has made four hires, including Mike Hewitt from Universal.

Presumed Guilty

Praesens acquires 'Presumed Guilty'

29-Jul-2016 | By

The Swiss distributor has picked up rights from Sugar Studios to Jijo Reed’s documentary.

Jackie Natalie Portman

Venice reveals starry 2016 line-up

28-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans among line-up.


D Films acquires 'Kicks' for Canada

28-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The edgy distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Justin Tipping’s coming-of-age drama and winner of the best cinematography in a US narrative feature prize at Tribeca.

The Beatles

US Briefs: Shea Stadium concert film to accompany theatrical release of Beatles doc

28-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: beIN Network to launch Dreamworks channel in Middle East, North Africa; and more…

Bad Blood

Shoreline Entertainment bites into 'Bad Blood'

28-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Morris Ruskin’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up worldwide sales rights to the genre film following its international premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival last week.

Leicester Square London

Cineworld completes $124m deal for five Empire cinemas

28-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Acqusitions include the nine-screen Empire Leicester Square [pictured], while Cineworld Haymarket will be taken over by Empire.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Group agrees $425m takeover deal

28-Jul-2016 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

The Pinewood Group is set to be sold to an asset management business in a deal worth just over $425m (£320m).

The Young Pope

Sky profits break $2bn

28-Jul-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

The pay-TV broadcaster saw profits surge 12% over the last year.

 El Hombre De Las Mil Caras

San Sebastian unveils 2016 Spanish selection

28-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.

A House Is Not A Home

MVD Entertainment picks up 'A House Is Not A Home'

28-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray directed the horror film by DeInstitutionalized starring Bill Cobbs, Richard Grieco and Eddie Steeples.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' ready to rumble

28-Jul-2016 | By

Universal Pictures International opens the fifth instalment in its 14-year-old spy franchise in 46 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone headed to Zurich fest with 'Snowden'

28-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley also set to attend.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing

Secret Cinema’s 'Dirty Dancing' closes with $2.5m box office

28-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Takings beat original 1987 release and 2007 re-release combined.

Battle of the Sexes

Sierra/Affinity dances with silver dollar comedy 'Poms'

27-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US-UK production about a 60+ cheerleading squad is to be directed by The Battle Of The Sexes’ Zara Hayes.

20th Century Women

'20th Century Women' named NYFF centrepiece

27-Jul-2016 | By

Mike Mill’s upcoming drama will receive its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 8.


Menemsha Films acquires 'Moos'

27-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Neil Friedman’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up North American rights to the Dutch dramedy.


RLJ Entertainment snaps up 'IT'

27-Jul-2016 | By

The company has acquired US distribution rights from Voltage Pictures to the Pierce Brosnan thriller.

North American briefs: Production underway on 'The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan'

27-Jul-2016 | By

Principal photography has begun in Montreal on Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, which stars Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.


Frontières five team up on anthologies

27-Jul-2016 | By

As Montreal genre festival Fantasia’s Frontières International Co-Production Market wrapped, it emerged that five participants have teamed up to release a series of anthologies curated from the Little Terrors short film festival in Toronto.

John Leonetti

John Leonetti to direct 'Wish Upon' for Broad Green

27-Jul-2016 | By

The director of global horror hit Annabelle will helm the horror-thriller.

Wanda Group

Wanda acquires Chinese movie portal Mtime

27-Jul-2016 | By

Media giant Wanda has purchased the ticketing platform for $350m.

BFI exterior

BFI in hunt for diversity executive

27-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Diversity manager Deborah Williams leaves BFI this month after one year in role.

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EU accepts Paramount concessions in pay-TV probe

27-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Five other studios continue to be investigated for anti-competitive licensing deals with Sky UK.

Masami Takahash

Warner Bros Japan names Masami Takahashi president

27-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Current president Millard Ochs will transition into advisory role.

ITV Studios

ITV Studios revenue surges

27-Jul-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

The broadcaster’s profits grew 9% year-on-year, with its production arm seeing revenues soar.

Chris Melendandri

Venice to fete 'Minions' producer Chris Meledandri

27-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Illumination Entertainment founder and The Secret Life Of Pets producer will be honoured with an in conversation event and a special screening.

Jay Choi, Monique Esclavissat, Marc Gareton

Warner Bros ramps up Korean production

27-Jul-2016 | By

The studio is plotting to release two to four films next year, with Joo-young Lee’s A Single Rider set to be the first.

The Magnificent Seven

'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

26-Jul-2016 | By

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.

Quit Staring At My Plate

New Europe to sell Venice Days title 'Quit Staring at my Plate'

26-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age drama centres on a young woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters.

Panama City

Netflix, John Wells line up Panama Papers drama

26-Jul-2016 | By

The streaming platform is teaming up with John Wells Productions on the story of the sesnational data leak, whose exposure of elitist impropriety triggered political resignations and a host of investigations around the world.