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'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' premiere cancelled after Vinod Khanna's death

27-Apr-2017 | By

Legendary Indian actor and producer passed away aged 70.

Breaking Habits

Salon Pictures plots documentary about cannabis farm run by nuns

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Habits tells the story of California’s Sisters of the Valley.

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SC Films launches family animation 'Around The World In 80 Days'

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Reef 2 team band for adaptation of Jules Verne novel.

Taste Of Cement

Visions du Réel round-up: deals for 'Taste Of Cement', 'The Village'

27-Apr-2017 | By

Also in Nyon: Gloria Films projects; Docs in Progress

A Prayer Before Dawn

Altitude picks up Joe Cole thriller 'A Prayer Before Dawn'

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Midnight Screenings title gets UK deal.

Watching TV

EU set-top box ruling gives film industry boost against piracy

27-Apr-2017 | By

EU court declares that selling set-top boxes with piracy add-ons is illegal.

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LGBT thriller 'B&B' starring Paul McGann gets UK deal

27-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Thriller directed by Trance writer Joe Ahearne and co-stars Tom Bateman and Sean Teale.

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'Silence Of The Lambs' director Jonathan Demme dies aged 73

26-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

He also helmed Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate and Rachel Getting Married.

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Christian Mercuri launches Capstone Group

26-Apr-2017 | By

Venture targets four to five commercial theatrical films a year; signs deal with Red Granite.

Mark Lindsay

Saboteur Media launches production, sales, finance venture

26-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales and distribution veteran Mark Lindsay to introduce five new titles to Cannes buyers.

Bill Block

Bill Block named CEO of Miramax

26-Apr-2017 | By

beIN Media Group and Miramax chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi announces hire of industry veteran.

Jonathan Demme

Film industry reacts to Jonathan Demme's death

26-Apr-2017 | By

Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith among those to pay tribute to director.


M Night Shyamalan prepares 'Split' and 'Unbreakable' sequel 'Glass'

26-Apr-2017 | By

Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy to return; January 2019 release set.

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Paul Verhoeven plots lesbian nun drama with 'Elle' star Virginie Efira

26-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer Saïd Ben Saïd announces production of Blessed Virgin on twitter.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur biopic sells out for Voltage, Morgan Creek

26-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buyers from UK, Australia, France flock to All Eyez On Me.

Michael X

Feature documentary about civil rights activist Michael X in the works

26-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film to be introduced at Cannes market; Amy archive producers onboard.

Swallows And Amazons

Orion Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn take 'Swallows And Amazons'

26-Apr-2017 | By

HanWay Films handles international sales.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' scores $6.6m international opening day

26-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Studios release benefits from Anzac holiday in Australia, New Zealand.

David Puttnam

David Puttnam calls for strong EU links and VPF wind-down

26-Apr-2017 | By

FDA president also calls for a senior indie distributor to be appointed to the BFI board.

Let the Sunshine In

First image: Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis' 'Let The Sunshine In'

26-Apr-2017 | By Sam Warner

English title for Un Beau Soleil Intérieur, set to open Directors’ Fortnight, also announced.

Baahubali The Conclusion

IMAX strikes five theatre agreement with India’s PVR

26-Apr-2017 | By

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion set for release in IMAX on April 28.

Warriors Of The Dawn

M-Line picks up Fox's Korean production 'Warriors Of The Dawn'

26-Apr-2017 | By

Chung Yoon-chul’s war adventure stars Lee Jung-jae and Yeo Jin-gu.

The Rider

Protagonist boards Chloé Zhao's 'The Rider' ahead of Cannes debut

26-Apr-2017 | By

US-set title gets sales deal before Directors’ Fortnight premiere.

The Orphanage

'The Orphanage' production outfit to receive CineEurope award

26-Apr-2017 | By Sam Warner

Telecino Cinema to be given indie producer of the year prize at cinema convention.

Yu Ji-tae

Yu Ji-tae to feature in Lars von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

26-Apr-2017 | By

Oldboy star becomes first Asian actor to appear in a von Trier movie.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'Star Wars 9', 'Indiana Jones 5' release dates announced

25-Apr-2017 | By

Disney moves Indiana Jones moves back one year to July 2020; Frozen 2 to open November 2019.


' Titans', 'Young Justice: Outsiders' to air on DC-branded digital service

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Akiva Goldsman among writers and executive producers on Titans.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' begins international launch

25-Apr-2017 | By

Marvel Cinematic Universe releases hold five of the top six May debuts.

Anjelica Huston

Seattle festival to honour Anjelica Huston

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

June 7 event features on-stage interview, screening of new film, Trouble.

Wes Anderson and Ed Norton

Fox Searchlight to release Wes Anderson's 'Isle Of Dogs'

25-Apr-2017 | By

The film is Anderson’s second animated feature after Fantastic Mr Fox.

Before I Fall

Open Road hires Loren Schwartz, promotes Liz Biber

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Marketing, publicity executives report to Tom Ortenberg.

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Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Maren Ade, Paolo Sorrentino on Cannes jury

25-Apr-2017 | By

Festival competition jury also features Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Gabriel Yared.

Chris Rock Adam Sandler

Netflix lines up new Adam Sandler project 'The Week Of'

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Project marks fourth in Sandler’s original deal with streaming giant.

Burkini 2

Burkini celebration planned for beaches of Cannes during festival

25-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes was among 30 French resorts banning burkinis on the beach last summer.

Libby Darcy

Embankment hires Content exec to head up business and legal affairs

25-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit makes new hire.

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'Mad Max', '45 Years' producers to speak at Bafta Guru Live

25-Apr-2017 | By Sam Warner

Second edition of event for aspiring creatives reveals line-up.

Indie Summit

Amazon, Facebook & Vevo join Media Summit

25-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Digital heavyweights to speak at two-day event

A Ghost Story

Sundance Film Festival: London 2017 line-up revealed

25-Apr-2017 | By

The festival will close with A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

The Nothing Factory

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight adds Portuguese debut 'The Nothing Factory'

25-Apr-2017 | By

Comedy-drama added to Cannes sidebar.

Ken Loach

Karlovy Vary to fete Ken Loach, James Newton Howard

25-Apr-2017 | By

Kenji Mizoguchi, Jirí Brdecka tributes planned for 52nd edition.


Annecy unveils 2017 line-up

25-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Zombillenium announced as opener; China named as guest country, Guillermo del Toro to return.

Darkness Rising

IFC Midnight acquires 'Darkness Rising'

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Distributor sets June 30 theatrical and VOD launch.

Frederick Elmes

AFI to honour cinematographer Frederick Elmes

25-Apr-2017 | By

1972 alumnus has worked with David Lynch, John Cassavetes, Ang Lee, Jim Jarmusch.

The Tiger Hunter

Shout! Factory picks up 'The Tiger Hunter'

25-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Red Sea Media handles international sales.

Best picture Oscar gaffe

Faye Dunaway describes 'guilt' over Oscars gaffe

24-Apr-2017 | By

Best picture co-presenter breaks silence in NBC interview.


O-Scope acquires Tribeca premiere 'November'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Estonia-set folk tale will open later in the year.

Fast And Furious 8

China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' tops 'Transformers'

24-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 hits $300m; Smurfs opens in second.

Tokyo Vampire hotel

Amazon Japan to stream Sion Sono's 'Tokyo Vampire Hotel'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Nine-episode series to star Kaho in first full action role.


US writers in overwhelming strike authorisation vote

24-Apr-2017 | By

Action could commence on May 2 if no deal in place.

Jessica Barden Alex Lawther

Netflix, E4 partner on series with Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther

24-Apr-2017 | By

Comic book adaptation The End Of The F***ing World now filming in the UK.

I Dream in Another Language

Ernesto Contreras signs with Valor, Paradigm

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Mexican director made waves in Sundance with I Dream In Another Language.

Hue 1968

Michael Mann, Michael De Luca line up 'Hue 1968' series

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.

Trading floor

Tencent boards Fox Networks Group Asia miniseries 'The Trading Floor'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Producer Andy Lau hopes five-part drama will have “international appeal”.

'Soldado', 'Granite Mountain' switch from Lionsgate to Sony in North America

24-Apr-2017 | By

Differing views over release strategy believed to be cause.

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Domhnall Gleeson, Lenny Abrahamson project receives Irish Film Board funding

24-Apr-2017 | By Esther McCarthy

Other recipients include Virginia Woolf romance Vita & Virginia and new Hong Khaou, Carmel Winters films.

David S Goyer

IM Global, Boston Diva, Phantom Four developing 'The Black Company'

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Fantasy books adaptation to chronicle exploits of mercenary unit in Tolkien-like world.

La Granja

Breaking Glass picks up 'La Granja'

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Puerto Rico-set story to open in limited theatrical release.


Pinewood CEO Ivan Dunleavy exits

24-Apr-2017 | By

CEO set to leave Star Wars and James Bond studio after 17 years.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' becomes biggest musical ever in UK

24-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fast & Furious 8 remains top in the UK; Their Finest opens fourth.

The Crown the night manager

'The Crown', 'The Night Manager' triumph at Bafta TV Craft Awards

24-Apr-2017 | By

Big budget dramas dominate event celebrating behind-the-scenes talent.

Run Lola Run

Road Pictures to produce Chinese version of 'Run Lola Run'

24-Apr-2017 | By

Zhu Zhu will star in the remake of the cult German thriller.

HKIFF winners

'My Happy Family', 'Newton' win top awards at HKIFF

24-Apr-2017 | By

Tala Hadid, Wong Chun also win prizes at Hong Kong International Film Festival.


IFP names Screen Forward Labs fellows

24-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Participants to receive $10,000 in services, and mentorship.

Fast Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' rules North America on $38.4m (update)

23-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 24 UPDATE: Unforgettable forgettable on $4.8m; The Promise disappoints on $4.1m.

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'The Fate Of The Furious' hits $908m worldwide (update)

23-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 24 UPDATE: Universal behemoth soars to $319.4m in China; will cross $1bn global mark this week.

Avatar team

'Avatar' sequel dates unveiled

23-Apr-2017 | By

Sci-fi series to roll out from 2020 to 2025.

Micah Green

CAA agent Micah Green to launch new venture

21-Apr-2017 | By

Green to attend Cannes on behalf of new partnership with billionaire Dan Friedkin.

Denis Villeneuve

Telefilm Canada issues statement as directors voice merger fears

21-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 21 UPDATE: Executive director of film body ‘touched by support’.

Hulu, Neon strike output deal

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

First deal of its kind for new company launched by Tom Quinn, Tim League.

Michelle Byrd

Michelle Byrd named managing director of PGA East

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Former IFP executive director will operate from New York offices.

Uma Thurman

Cannes: Uma Thurman to preside over Un Certain Regard jury

21-Apr-2017 | By

Pulp Fiction actress signs up for Cannes section.


Cannes ACID title 'Scaffolding' gets sales deal

21-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama acquired by New Europe.

Mira Sorvino

Mira Sorvino joins thriller 'Doe'

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Story loosely in the vein of Memento.

Luke Hemsworth

'Westworld' star Luke Hemsworth joins 'Encounter'

21-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Lightning Entertainment handles worldwide sales.


"Netflix? It's a complicated question," says Cannes Directors' Fortnight chief

21-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes grapples with the implications of Netflix’s arrival on the Croisette.

Brigsby Bear

Cannes: Critics' Week unveils 2017 selection

21-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Mafia tale Sicilian Ghost Story to open sidebar, Sundance hit Brigsby Bear selected as closer.

La Treve

Screen Brussels backs eight features, four TV projects

21-Apr-2017 | By

Total of 13 projects backed with €1.06m investment.

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First trailer for Cannes opener 'Ismael's Ghosts' starring Marion Cotillard

21-Apr-2017 | By

Arnaud Desplechin’s drama co-stars Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel.


Cannes: ACID unveils 2017 line-up

21-Apr-2017 | By

This year’s showcase features ten world premieres and a Serbian strand.

Fast And Furious 8

'Fast & Furious', 'Guardians 2' compete for UK social buzz

21-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Racing franchise sequel tops Marvel superhero sequel.

Bafta Crew

Bafta, BFI team on rebranded Bafta Crew; participants revealed

20-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Close to 500 film workers sign up for BFI Network x BAFTA Crew.

'Insidious 4' put back to January 2018

20-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal, Sony horror film had been scheduled for October release.

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Cannes Critics' Week line-up set to be revealed

20-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

When the Cannes parallel section line-ups will be announced, and how to watch them live.


Five studios competing for James Bond rights

20-Apr-2017 | By

Major studios - and a surprise name - are bidding for the next 007 film, according to reports.


Screen Australia unveils China co-pro 'At Last'

20-Apr-2017 | By

China’s Monumental Films will produce with Australia’s Roadman Films and Story Bridge Films.

Secret Cinema founder talks 'The Handmaiden' tie-up, future plans

20-Apr-2017 | By Kaleem Aftab

Fabien Riggall believes his company can boost arthouse film distribution in the UK.


Rebecca Hall, Dan Stevens rom-com 'Permission' sells to France

20-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is set to premiere at Tribeca this weekend.

Game Of Thrones

Sky extends HBO co-pro deal

20-Apr-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Companies strike £195m drama deal.

Jeannette right size

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight reveals 2017 line-up

20-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Baker, Nyoni, Jasper and Carpignano join Cannes veterans Denis, Ferrara, Dumont, Garrel and Gitai.

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'The Secret Scripture', 'Tomato Red' among Irish films at Newport Beach

20-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Irish Showcase celebrating Celtic culture set for April 23.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' to cross $900m worldwide this weekend

20-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal behemoth soars past $500m internationally, hits $217m in China.

The Hangover 2

'The Hangover' producer J.C. Spink dies at 45

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Benderspink co-founder specialised in spec scripts.

The Matrix

Village Roadshow to expand original content, partnerships

19-Apr-2017 | By

Company sells controlling interest to Vine and Falcon to fund growth of original and existing IP; ‘Matrix’ exploitation on the table.

The Legend Of Monkey

NZ shoot begins on 'The Legend Of Monkey'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Television show to air on ABC (Australia), TVNZ, Netflix in 2018.

Howard Barish

Oscar-nominated '13th' producer launches slate

19-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Howard Barish’s Kandoo Films to fully finance low-budget features; Paradigm to handles sales.

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Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon to star in 'Fahrenheit 451'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ramin Bahrani to direct for HBO.

Diego Luna Rogue One

Diego Luna, Constance Wu joins VR series ‘Rainbow Crow’

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New additions join John Legend in the lead; first episode to debut at Tribeca Film Festival.

Mads Mikkelsen

Mads Mikkelsen to star in survival thriller 'Arctic'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

XYZ Films handles international sales.


Samuel Goldwyn Films picks up Sundance winner 'Gook'

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Drama set during 1992 Los Angeles Riots won this year’s Sundance Audience Award.

The Godfather

Tribeca to live-stream closing night 'Godfather' panel on Facebook

19-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The festival will utilise Facebook Live videos for the first time.


Gaddafi series from the creator of 'Gomorrah' in the works

19-Apr-2017 | By

Roberto Saviano is writing series about infamous Libyan dictator.

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IMAX CEO talks VR and original content plans

19-Apr-2017 | By

Richard Gelfond spills the beans on how IMAX is “branching out into new initiatives”.

Richard Johnston

Creative Skillset appoints chair

19-Apr-2017 | By

Endemol Shine UK CEO to head board of industry body.

Scott Cinemas Sidmouth

UK indie cinema chains join forces

19-Apr-2017 | By

Pair of south-west England based exhibitors strike deal.

Before my feet touch the ground

Israel's Docaviv festival announces 2017 line-up

19-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tel Aviv-based festival will open with world premiere of Before My Feet Touch the Ground.

NEW Korea

Korea's Studio & NEW launches first feature production

19-Apr-2017 | By

NEW subsidiary Studio & NEW to produce big-budget historical battle drama Ahn-si-seong.

Wonder Woman

Access Entertainment buys James Packer stake in RatPac

18-Apr-2017 | By

Hollywood investment gives Len Blavatnik piece of Warner Bros co-fi business.

King Kong

'King Kong' series lands at MarVista, IM Global Television

18-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

King Kong Skull Island to feature contemporary, female-led multicultural ensemble.

Jean-Michel Cousteau and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger to narrate 'Wonders Of The Sea 3D'

18-Apr-2017 | By

Conquistador Entertainment to screen 3D Entertainment Films doc in Cannes.

Josh Spector

Gravitas hires Josh Spector as director of acquisitions

18-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Separately, Lionsgate appoints Susan Hummel evp, MD of Anchor Bay in Canada.

Fast And Furious 8

UK box office: 'Fast & Furious 8' races to top of chart

18-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Universal’s franchise triumphs again with $17.8m debut for latest entry.

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IMAX strikes deal for 40 more China screens

18-Apr-2017 | By

Chinese exhibitor Jiangsu Omnijoi expands partnership with IMAX.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie's Tonya Harding drama gets UK, Australia deals

18-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sierra/Affinity scores sales on figure skating dark comedy I, Tonya.

Beatriz At Dinner

Sundance London to open with 'Beatriz At Dinner' starring Salma Hayek

18-Apr-2017 | By

Miguel Arteta’s “dramedy of manners” will kick off festival on June 1.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

James Gunn will write and direct 'Guardians Of The Galaxy 3'

18-Apr-2017 | By

Gunn confirms the news on his Facebook page.

Fast And Furious 8

China box office: 'The Fate Of The Furious' smashes multiple records

18-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Furious 8 doubles US debut; A Chinese Odyssey Part 2: Cinderella in second place

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Writers' strike: WGA, AMPTP call off talks until next week

17-Apr-2017 | By

Both sides issue terse statement as contract deadline looms.

Tribeca Film Festival

FSC to sell Tribeca premieres 'Dare To Be Different', 'Frank Serpico'

17-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Both documentaries focus on 1970s stories.

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer to star in 'I Feel Pretty'

17-Apr-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures to finance and introduce to buyers in Cannes.

My Art

Mongrel International to sell Tribeca entry 'My Art'

17-Apr-2017 | By

Film features director’s daughter, Lena Dunham.


CAA, CMC Capital launch CAA China

17-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

CMC Capital Partners takes ‘minority strategic investment’ in agency.


Netflix Q1 subscriber growth falls short of expectations

17-Apr-2017 | By

CEO Reed Hastings throws down gauntlet to theatre owners over Bright release.

The Reagan Show

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'The Reagan Show'

17-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Documentary to premiere at Tribeca on April 22.

San Francisco International Film Festival

'Everything Else' among San Francisco festival winners

17-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Winners in 21 categories announced as festival heads into final days.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' rules North America on $98.8m (update)

16-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 17 UPDATE: Action tentpole scores third biggest April debut in history.

The Fate Of The Furious

Universal adjusts 'The Fate Of The Furious' record global debut to $536m (update)

16-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Tentpole to cross $500m international, $600m worldwide on Tuesday.

No Stone Unturned

Alex Gibney doc 'No Stone Unturned' pulled from Tribeca, Hot Docs

14-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 16 UPDATE: Film reopens investigation into murder of six men in Northern Ireland pub in 1994.

Alejandro Cacetta

INCAA chief steps down over ‘irregularities’ claims

14-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 17 UPDATE: Argentinian directors group decry government intervention in affairs of autonomous body.

Leaning Into The Wind

Films We Like takes 'Leaning Into The Wind' for Canada

14-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor to time release alongside US launch through Magnolia.

The Fate Of The Furious

'The Fate Of The Furious' sets $63.9m China opening day record

14-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 14 UPDATE: Universal tentpole soars to $82.2m internationally including other markets.

Billion dollar films

The 10 fastest films to make one billion dollars

14-Apr-2017 | By

How does Beauty And The Beast compare with other billion dollar grossers?

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' nears $570m internationally

13-Apr-2017 | By

ARPIL 14 UPDATE: Disney tentpole reaches $1,010.1bn worldwide.

Laird Hamilton

Film Constellation boards Laird Hamilton doc

13-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Doc-biopic directed by Oscar-nominated Rory Kennedy.

Cannes official selection

Cannes 2017 reveals radical line-up

13-Apr-2017 | By

Cannes to show TV series, Netflix original and VR installation.

Cannes critics

Cannes 2017: our chief critic's guide to the Competition line-up

13-Apr-2017 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition films.

The Lovers

Sony takes all international rights to 'The Lovers'

13-Apr-2017 | By

A24 financed and produced the rom-com and will release in North America.

Tom Of Finland

Kino Lorber picks up 'Tom Of Finland'

13-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Tribeca selections Elián goes to Gravitas Ventures while From The Ashes lands at National Geographic. Factory 25 takes Tribeca 2016 entry Icaros: A Vision.

John Ridley

John Ridley to write, direct 'Needle In A Haystack'

13-Apr-2017 | By

Miramax hires Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years A Slave.

R Gervais

Ricky Gervais joins Bron Animation’s 'The Willoughbys'

13-Apr-2017 | By

British comic previously collaborated with Bron on Special Correspondents.


Shoot underway in Australia on 'Chosen'

13-Apr-2017 | By

Project is first to be greenlit by CCTV6 and Sony Pictures Television joint venture Huaso.

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha, BFI exec confirmed for women in film forum

13-Apr-2017 | By

Tessa Ross, Amanda Nevill have already spoken at industry forum Female Film Leaders.

Train To Busan

'Train To Busan' director Yeon Sang-ho starts shooting next film

13-Apr-2017 | By

Contents Panda handling sales on Psychokinesis, which stars Ryu Seung-ryong and Shim Eun-kyung.


BBC Worldwide strikes £150m super-drama deal

13-Apr-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Corporation aiming to produce more “ambitious” projects like McMafia.

Jupiter's Moon

First image for Mundruczó's Cannes contender 'Jupiter's Moon'

13-Apr-2017 | By

The film, from the director of White God, was previously titled Superfluous Man.

Cannes poster 2017

Cannes 2017: Official Selection in full

12-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

The line-up of the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been announced.


Martin Scorsese pays heartfelt tribute to Michael Ballhaus

12-Apr-2017 | By

‘He gave me back my sense of excitement in making movies,’ Scorsese says of longtime cinematographer.

Michael Ballhaus

Michael Ballhaus, 'Goodfellas' cinematographer, dies aged 81

12-Apr-2017 | By

German enjoyed extensive collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

32 Pills

Film Sales Company boards sales on '32 Pills'

12-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film will premiere on May 1 at Hot Docs in Toronto.

Edgar Wright

New Regency closing on Edgar Wright's 'Grasshopper Jungle'

12-Apr-2017 | By

YA adaptation had previously been set up at Sony.

Leaning Into The Wind

Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Leaning Into The Wind'

12-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Films We Like acquires Lucky, plans simultaneous release in Canada with US distributor Magnolia.

I Am Another You

FilmRise acquires SXSW selection 'I Am Another You'

12-Apr-2017 | By

PBS series Independent Lens takes US broadcast rights.

Thunderbird Logo

Soda Pictures rebrands as Thunderbird Releasing

12-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor re-named after parent company.

Cinefondation 2

Cannes 2017: Shorts, Cinéfondation titles revealed

12-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Cristian Mungiu will head the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury


SCM scoops rights to 'Trivisa', other HKFA winners

12-Apr-2017 | By

Fox Networks channel swoops on six films that won prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards.

Asia jury

SEAFIC script lab unveils jury members

12-Apr-2017 | By

Christian Jeune, Nansun Shi to judge winner of Purin Award at Southeast Asian script lab.

Cannes poster 2017

Frémaux spills the beans on Cannes Official Selection process

12-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes will be tying up the line-up until late into the night, according to Frémaux’s recent book.

Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald joins 'All These Small Moments'

12-Apr-2017 | By

Comedy currently shooting in Brooklyn.

Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts

Astro, HOOQ, Purin board 'Marlina The Murderer In Four Acts'

12-Apr-2017 | By

Co-producers join Indonesian director Mouly Surya’s new feature; Asian Shadows picks up international rights.

Odeon ticket prices

AMC to spend 'hundreds of millions' on Odeon cinemas

12-Apr-2017 | By

US cinema chain has ambitious plans to update its European theatres.

Christian Eisenbeiss

'Absolutely Fabulous' exec producer Christian Eisenbeiss dies aged 61

12-Apr-2017 | By

Financier also backed Journey’s End, Elstree 1976 and Swallows And Amazons.

Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne in LA Greek Film Festival honour

12-Apr-2017 | By

Auteur’s Downsizing to open in December through Paramount.

Red Christmas

Devilworks brings 'Red Christmas' to America

12-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Artsploitation Films to distribute Australian abortion horror-comedy in the US.

Fast And Furious 8

Will 'The Fate Of The Furious' score a $400m global bow?

11-Apr-2017 | By

Latest episode in Universal’s blockbuster franchise roars into 63 territories over next four days.

Hide Your Smiling Faces

Flies Collective launches film grant

11-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Production support for ‘bold and distinct’ visions from team behind 2013 Berlinale selection Hide Your Smiling Faces.

The Crown

'The Crown' heads Bafta TV nominations

11-Apr-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Netflix drama shortlisted five times.

Never Saw It Coming

'Never Saw It Coming' wraps shoot in Canada

11-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Thriller stars Emily Hampshire and Eric Roberts. Marina Cordoni among producers.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Saban Films acquires 'Shot Caller'

11-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Chiller Films unveils release strategy for Camera Obscura.

Imax new

IMAX signs biggest European deal

11-Apr-2017 | By

Deal with AMC for 25 theatres will bring IMAX systems to 25 Odeon and Nordic Cinema Group venues.

Sandrine Keberlain

Cannes: Sandrine Kiberlain named Caméra d’or jury president

11-Apr-2017 | By

French actress starred in Cannes titles A Self-made Hero and Polisse.


French cinema investment sees big rise in 2016 thanks to 'Valerian'

11-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Europacorp’s Valerian and The Lake drove increase in investments.

china box office

What's behind China's box office slow-down?

11-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Screen reveals the context behind a weak Q1 and looks to the future.

John Legend

John Legend boards Tribeca VR project 'Rainbow Crow'

11-Apr-2017 | By

Native American series to premiere at Tribeca next week.


Tribeca unveils new media, interactive prototype grant recipients

11-Apr-2017 | By

Projects include pop-up museum, VR doc and VR sci-fi.

Noah Baumbach

Netflix acquires Noah Baumbach’s 'The Meyerowitz Stories'

10-Apr-2017 | By

Potential awards contender produced by Scott Rudin will get day-and-date theatrical release and worldwide streaming launch in late 2017.

The Watchman

'The Watchman' takes top prize at Curacao IFFR

10-Apr-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Dominican Republic drama wins Yellow Robin Award at festival.


CineEurope announce winner of international exhibitor of the year award

10-Apr-2017 | By

Kinepolis Group executive Eddy Duquenne will receive award in June.


Simon Amstell movie among four in pre-production for Dominic Dromgoole outfit

10-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dromgoole to direct Ché Walker script Dead Head.

The Golden Wing

'The Golden Wing' triumphs at Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles

10-Apr-2017 | By

A Billion Colour Story wins audience award for best narrative.

Martin Freeman

'Cinderella Must Die' wins GatewayLA Script Program

10-Apr-2017 | By

Inaugural winner, Cargo, set to launch through Netflix.

Gant Baughan

Screen International appoints Charles Gant and Nikki Baughan  

10-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Gant appointed features editor, Baughan joins as supplements editor.

China box office

China box office: 'Ghost In The Shell' wins weekend but 'Kong' still top

10-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Hat-trick for Kong: Skull Island; more tickets sold during Qing Ming holidays.


'Trivisa', 'Mad World' score at Hong Kong Film Awards

10-Apr-2017 | By

Trivisa scoops five awards including best film, while Mad World takes best new ditrector prize.

Bad Lucky Goat

Luxbox picks up sales on SXSW hit 'Bad Lucky Goat'

10-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film premiered to political acclaim at SXSW.

Silvio Berlusconi

Paolo Sorrentino, Toni Servillo team for Silvio Berlusconi movie

10-Apr-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Director confirms biopic of former Italian premier.

Inside Pictures

Inside Pictures 2017 line-up revealed

10-Apr-2017 | By

Participants include executives from Disney, Film4, Altitude and Entertainment One.

On Body And Soul

MUBI picks up Berlin, Cannes movies

10-Apr-2017 | By

On Body And Soul, Félicité among UK acquisitions.

Boss Baby 3

UK box office: 'The Boss Baby' posts chart-topping $9.9m bow

10-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast becomes 14th-biggest film of all time.

Aspen Shortfest

'Aaba', 'Three Red Sweaters' among Aspen Shortsfest winners

10-Apr-2017 | By

Four jury prize winners qualify for Academy consideration.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' powers Disney past $1bn in 2017 (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.

Smurfs The Lost Village

'Smurfs: The Lost Village' flat in US, 'Boss Baby' stays top (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By

APRIL 10 UPDATE: Michael Caine heist comedy Going In Style off to encouraging start on $12.5m.

Hidden Figures

'Hidden Figures', 'The Crown' shine at Location Managers Guild awards

9-Apr-2017 | By

The Royal Film Commission of Jordan among honourees.

Tim Pigott-Smith

Tim Pigott-Smith, star of 'The Jewel In The Crown', dies aged 70

7-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

British star of stage and screen died on Friday.

Tim Pigott-Smith

Tributes pour in for Tim Pigott-Smith

7-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Bafta-winning star of stage and screen died on Friday.

O.J.: Made In America

Multi-part docs like 'O.J.: Made In America' no longer eligible for Oscars

7-Apr-2017 | By

Academy issues rule changes for documentary, animation, music, best picture categories.

Nik Powell

NFTS director Nik Powell to step down

7-Apr-2017 | By

Former film producer and Virgin Records co-founder steps down after 14 years.


Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Lucky'

7-Apr-2017 | By

Separately, Kino Lorber takes Dawson City: Frozen Time, and Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.

After The Reality

The Orchard swoops on 'After The Reality'

7-Apr-2017 | By

Distributor also teams with Topic on SXSW winner The Work.

The Big Sick

'The Big Sick' to open Seattle International Film Festival

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sundance hit stars Kumail Nanjiani; based on his life.

Collateral 2

Filming begins on 'Collateral' starring Carey Mulligan, Billie Piper and John Simm

7-Apr-2017 | By

Trio set to appear in BBC Two thriller from renowned playwright David Hare.


Martin Scorsese pays heartfelt tribute to Don Rickles

7-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

“It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail.”

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' gallops towards $1bn

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 7 UPDATE: Live-action smash to cross milestone within week.

John Ridley

Emotional John Ridley responds to race questions at Sky's 'Guerrilla' premiere

7-Apr-2017 | By

Oscar winner engages in heated debate about a lack of black women in his new Sky series.

Tihana Lazovic

Italy lines up first Iran shoot in more than 50 years

7-Apr-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Costanza Quatriglio’s Hazara drama Just Like My Son is produced by Ascent Film and Rai.

Sergej Loznitsa

Sergey Loznitsa, FX guru Colin Arthur, HBO's Steve Matthews set for Visegrad

7-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The Young Pope production designer Ludovica Ferrario also slated to attend film and TV forum.

The Last Family

Poland's 'The Last Family' wins in Vilnius

7-Apr-2017 | By

Kosovo on track to join Creative Europe; LGBT road movie scores US, UK deals.

Ghost In The Shell

'Ghost In The Shell' tops social media buzz chart

7-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The Scarlett Johansson-led film received over 15,000 comments across UK social media.

Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve to attend Canadian cinema celebration in LA

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

April event celebrates 150th anniversary of Canada.

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin joins 'Versace: American Crime Story'

7-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Singer joins previously announced Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz on FX show.

Abdellatif Kechiche

Palme d'Or winner Kechiche won't be at Cannes due to contract dispute

6-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Production blocked on Mektoub Is Mektoub after director delivered two films rather than one.

Kathryn Bigelow

Hulu, Annapurna strike output deal

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project first film under partnership.

Don Rickles

Don Rickles, 'insult comic', dies aged 90

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Legendary comedian had roles in Toy Story and Casino.

Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas lines up 'Wasp Network'

6-Apr-2017 | By

RT Features and CG Cinema to produce thriller.

Sony Pictures Paramount

Sony, Paramount appoint UK MDs

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Departure of long-time Sony UK boss Peter Taylor prompts shake-up at studios.

Gene Simmons

Saban Films acquires 'Armed Response'

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Wesley Snipes, Gene Simmons star in sco-fo thriller. Separately, Open Road dates rom-com Home Again; PBS acquires Steve James doc Abacus: Small Enough To Jail.

Corey Marsh

Corey Marsh joins The Firm as evp television

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Former Disney executive developed Descendants franchise.

Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2017 opens for entries

6-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

This year’s ceremony has shifted to late November and has a new venue.

Cara Sheppard

Warner Bros' post house De Lane Lea appoints head

6-Apr-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Cara Sheppard leaves Sky to take on leadership role at post-production studio.

BFI cinema

BFI appoints head of diversity

6-Apr-2017 | By

Jennifer Smith appointed to newly created post.

Peter Greenaway

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils first wave of 2017 programme

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Greenaway to attend; Queerama premiere to open festival.


Dutch look to extend rebate to TV

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film Fund boss wants more high-end TV production in the Netherlands.

Immigration drama

'Game Of Thrones', 'Humans' stars join Lena Headey in 'The Flood'

6-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ivanno Jeremiah and Iain Glen join immigration drama.

Lipstick Under My Burka

Qube Wire to manage digital delivery of all IFFLA screenings

6-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Tech company lands official distribution partnership.

Critics week poster 1

Cannes 2017 Critics' Week poster features 'Raw' star, director

6-Apr-2017 | By

Poster shows director Julia Ducournau and actress Garance Marillier.


MGM to become sole owner of EPIX

5-Apr-2017 | By

Company buys out co-founders Viacom, Lionsgate in $1bn deal.

Baltasar Kormakur Everest

Baltasar Kormákur, SF Studios, 'James Bond' writers to adapt Jo Nesbø’s 'I Am Victor'

5-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Baltasar Kormákur attached to direct and will produce with Borg/McEnroe’s Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.


Entertainment writers threaten strike (reports)

5-Apr-2017 | By

Prospect of industrial action looms over industry.

Kate Mara

Sierra/Affinity to sell 'Megan Leavey' starring Kate Mara

5-Apr-2017 | By

Bleecker Street to release Iraq War hero drama wide on June 9.

Jodie Whittaker Rachel Tunnard

London festival introduces cash prize for second films

5-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: East End festival moves to spring dates for 2018.


Academy launches diversity internship scheme

5-Apr-2017 | By

Participant Media, HBO, all six US majors among 16 companies commit to Academy Gold programme.

Lionsgate logo

Lionsgate promotes Kristine Klimczak to evp, assistant treasurer

5-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Studio also names Kate Davies senior vice-president of accounting and finance. 

Sam Raimi

Sam Raimi, Debbie Liebling sign first-look deal at Skydance TV

5-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Multiple projects to be announced in coming months, parties say.


First English trailer for 'Redoubtable' directed by Michel Hazanavicius

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The director of The Artist pays tribute to Jean-Luc Godard in his new film.

Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen to direct $100m China-US thriller 'Speedhunters'

5-Apr-2017 | By

Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce with Jiaflix, China’s 1905.

Teenager smart phone

TV drama made for smart-phones is round the corner

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Companies like AwesomenessTV and go90 are focusing on the first generation of “true digital natives”.


MIPTV: ITV scores 'Victoria' deals, Studiocanal sells Harlan Coben drama

5-Apr-2017 | By

Drama deals from the last days of the TV market.

Sgt Pepper

Beatles movie gets UK deal

5-Apr-2017 | By

Kaleidoscope to release film about Sgt. Pepper album.

Person to Person

Celluloid Dreams boards Sundance comedy 'Person To Person'

5-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company to launch sales on Sundance title during Cannes.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $900m worldwide

5-Apr-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action smash becomes 26th film to cross $400m in North America; will cross $500m international on Wednesday.

Manchester By The Sea

'Manchester By The Sea' crosses $75m worldwide

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Double Oscar-winner grosses $27.3m from international markets through Sierra/Affinity licensees.


Pablo Larraín to direct 'The True American' for Annapurna

4-Apr-2017 | By

Chilean director behind Jackie, Neruda boards post-9/11 project.

The Purge

ITV Studios acquires stake in Blumhouse Television

4-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Secure And Hold: The Last Days Of Roger Ailes, The Purge on expanded roster.

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg to play schizophrenic record producer in 'Lost Transmissions'

4-Apr-2017 | By

British multi-hyphenate to star in Pulse Films project.

Homeland panel

Trump election influenced 'Homeland' storyline

4-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Cast and crew on Showtime hit talk fake news, keeping things fresh at Los Angeles panel.


Academy sets Oscars 2018 date

4-Apr-2017 | By

90th Academy Awards air March 4, 2018, after Winter Olympics in South Korea.

Woman filmmaker image

UK female filmmakers band together for #BAFTAsLucky225

4-Apr-2017 | By

An email mishap has spawned an online group dedicated to supporting women in film.

Downton Abbey

'Downton Abbey' producer Carnival joins return-to-work scheme for parents

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Scheme backed by Film London, Creative Skillset.

Man In The High Castle

Amazon reveals top two shows

4-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Amazon executive Roy Price talks London, India and Japan expansion.

Once Upon A Time In Venice

Bruce Willis action-comedy lands at RLJ Entertainment

4-Apr-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures financed Once Upon A Time In Venice. Separately, Mongrel Media to distribute Colossal in Canada; Saban Films acquires True Crimes.

Pentland studios

Scottish government approves £250m studio

4-Apr-2017 | By Will Strauss, Broadcast

Delivery of the key studio operation expected by late 2018.

A Woman's Life

COLCOA brass unveil full festival line-up

4-Apr-2017 | By

Event backed by Franco-American Cultural Fund to showcase VR, web series for first time.

Odeon collapse

Odeon cinema collapses in Newcastle city centre

4-Apr-2017 | By

1930s theatre crumbles into the street after scaffolding gives way.   

Nigel Benn Chris Eubank

Nigel Benn-Chris Eubank movie heads to production

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 (The Class of 92) and Lorton (Maradona) team on boxing biopic.

Iain Cooke

Guild for music supervisors launches in UK and Europe

4-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Non-profit organisation to support music supervision across entertainment industries.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski deal to avoid jail for rape rejected by US judge

4-Apr-2017 | By

Prosecutors say the director should not receive special treatment as a “wealthy celebrity”.

Cannes right size

First Cannes TV festival named 'Cannes Series'

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Grand jury for competitive event to comprise five international personalities.

Gurinder Chadha

MIPTV day one: Gurinder Chadha, Agatha Christie, 'Gomorrah' deals

3-Apr-2017 | By

Gurinder Chadha indie gets backing; Series Mania launches in Australia.

Kong: Skull Island

China box office shrinks again in March

3-Apr-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Kong: Skull Island top; Logan hits $100m; negative growth last month.

Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' crosses £50m mark

3-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Boss Baby bosses previews; Power Rangers powers down; Free Fire off target.

Voice from the Stone

French outfit Marco Polo nabs Emilia Clarke, Jason Flemyng, John Travolta titles

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The films will skip cinemas and instead launch on digital platforms.


Production underway on supernatural thriller 'The School'

3-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cinema Management Group (CMG) handles sales for Australia’s Bronte Pictures.


Globo, Parrot Analytics strike partnership

3-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Brazilian TV giant becomes latest company to subscribe to data science platform.

Babylon Berlin

Tom Tykwer: 'Babylon Berlin' could run for another decade

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The series set in 1920s Berlin is being hailed as game-changer for German film and TV.

Veni Vidi Vici

DRG takes on sales of 'Veni Vidi Vici' starring Thomas Bo Larsen

3-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

MTG’s off-beat Nordic series set in the world of adult movies premiered at MIPTV.


Screen opens submissions for Stars of Tomorrow 2017

3-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.

Once Upon A Time In London

Gangster drama 'Once Upon A Time In London' kicks off UK shoot

3-Apr-2017 | By

Simon Rumley directs story of notorious criminals Billy Hill and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer.

The Boss Baby

'The Boss Baby' rules US on $50.2m, 'Ghost In The Shell' disappoints (update)

2-Apr-2017 | By

Ghost In The Shell opens third on $18.7m; Beauty And The Beast toppled in third weekend.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' nears $900m worldwide (update)

2-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 3 UPDATE: Ghost In The Shell debuts on $40.1m; Kong: Skull Island crosses $300m, $120m in China.

Dan Cohen

Dan Cohen named Paramount head of worldwide TV licensing

2-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Longtime executive closed pay-TV deals while at Disney with Netflix, Starz.


'Jailers', 'Babylon Berlin' win at MIPDrama Screenings

2-Apr-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Second edition of high-end drama showcase featured 12 upcoming shows.

Elijah Wood 78 52

Watch: Elijah Wood discusses 'Psycho' shower scene in '78/52' clip

1-Apr-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sundance documentary explores iconic cinema moment.

Funny Or Die

IM Global TV strikes deal for Funny Or Die original content

31-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Sales outfit will shop 40 hours of content from online comedy website at MIPTV.

Black Moon Rising

Kaleidoscope launches Terry Marcel sci-fi series 'Dumarest Of Terra'

31-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s first global foray into TV is for series from British sci-fi writer E.C. Tubb.

Virginie Sauveur

mk2 moves into TV with transgender drama 'Pink Flamingo'

31-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company launches first TV drama.

War Of The Planet Of The Apes

Fox, Nordisk strike major distribution deal

31-Mar-2017 | By

War Of The Planet Of The Apes set to be first release in partnership.


LeEco closes $2.2bn in funding; acquires Le Young Pictures

31-Mar-2017 | By

Tech company has entered the North America and India markets as part of expansion strategy.

Ron Howard Jack Sparks

Ron Howard's Imagine options British novel 'Jack Sparks'

31-Mar-2017 | By

A Beautiful Mind director plots film version of supernatural novel.

Power Rangers right size

'Power Rangers' bests 'Ghost In The Shell' on UK buzz chart

31-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Power Rangers attracts over 10,000 comments for top spot in UK social media chart.

Sam Toles

Sam Toles to lead digital, new platforms at MGM

30-Mar-2017 | By

‘We’re all about what’s next,’ says MGM president of television group and digital Mark Burnett.


CinemaCon: Fox, Lionsgate, Amazon round out studio sessions (reports)

30-Mar-2017 | By

Trio of presentations on Thursday feature footage from ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’, ‘American Assassin’, ‘The Big Sick’.

Cressida Cowell

DreamWorks Animation, Cressida Cowell reunite on 'The Wizards Of Once'

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

How To Train Your Dragon author returns with new book series.


HBO, RAI line up 'My Brilliant Friend'

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FremantleMedia International handles international distribution on adaptation of first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.

Last Men In Aleppo

Grasshopper Film acquires Sundance winner 'Last Men In Aleppo'

30-Mar-2017 | By

Breaking Glass, O-Scope, Big World Pictures, Factory 25 also cut deals.

The Last Word

Sundance comedy-drama 'The Last Word' gets UK deal

30-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US outfit Myriad strikes deal for feature starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' to cross $900m this weekend

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 31 UPDATE: Disney tentpole has taken more than $765m to date.

Hangzhou China

First MIP China to host 55 local and int'l TV companies

30-Mar-2017 | By

Shanghai Media Group, Tencent Video, All3Media, Viacom among attendees.

Udine Far East Film Festival 2017

Udine Far East Festival selects 13 projects for genre market

30-Mar-2017 | By

Companies including XYZ, Wild Bunch and Media Asia are set to attend.

Le Mans

Amazon open to smaller indie pitches in UK

30-Mar-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

SVoD service is keen for smaller UK TV indies to pitch ideas.


Front Row, Kuwait Cinema Company, Ahmad Helmy's Shadows launch TV series

30-Mar-2017 | By

Egyptian show Tough Luck will feature an all-star Arab cast.


Documentary organisation launches $1m production opportunity

30-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Money to be administered via IDA’s Enterprise Documentary Fund.

Fast And Furious Paul Walker Vin Diesel

CinemaCon: Vin Diesel pays tribute to Paul Walker

29-Mar-2017 | By

‘Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot,’ star tells attendees.


CinemaCon: Universal shows 'The Mummy', 'Despicable Me 3' footage

29-Mar-2017 | By

Studio hosts lively Las Vegas presentation on Wednesday.

Gary Oldman

CinemaCon: Focus touts 'Darkest Hour', 'The Beguiled', 'Atomic Blonde'

29-Mar-2017 | By

Studio celebrates 15 years at Las Vegas anniversary lunch.

Christopher Nolan

CinemaCon: Warner Bros shows 'Dunkirk', 'Justice League' footage (reports)

29-Mar-2017 | By

Studio wows crowd at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Wednesday with footage from upcoming tentpoles.

Sandi Richter Cooper

Sandi Richter Cooper named British Columbia film commissioner

29-Mar-2017 | By

New hire has worked in film, TV and commercials for more than 25 years.

Oscars gaffe 3

Academy to continue working with PwC after Oscars gaffe

29-Mar-2017 | By

New protocols include ban on electronic devices backstage on Oscar night.

Graham Greene William Boyd

Graham Greene’s last novel to get film adaptation by William Boyd

29-Mar-2017 | By

Chaplin writer to adapt novel for Wild Tales and Mad To Be Normal producers.

Tom Harper

eOne acquires TV rights to 'The Rocks'

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Mediterranean-set love story is told in reverse

Adrienne Becker

Adrienne Becker named Annapurna COO

29-Mar-2017 | By

Executive will work across all aspects of Megan Ellison’s company.

Venice VR

Venice Film Festival launches VR competition

29-Mar-2017 | By

A total of 18 VR experiences will compete in the strand.


Russian epic 'Viking' gets UK, Italy deals

29-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films swoops on Russian historical epic.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' on cusp of $400m international haul

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 29 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action has reached $731.5m worldwide as of Wednesday.

El Compromiso De Las Sombres

Tribeca backs Latin American, Carribean filmmakers

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

17 projects will receive support from the American institute.


Over-50 moviegoers make up one third of US cinema admissions

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Revealing statistics unveiled during this week’s CinemaCon.

Cannes poster 2017

Cannes reveals 2017 poster

29-Mar-2017 | By

This year’s festival poster depicts a dancing Claudia Cardinale.


Top TV execs to speak at Media Production show

29-Mar-2017 | By George Bevir

Industry attending the event include the exec producers of Fleabag and Taboo’s production designer.

HFPA announces full 2017-18 Golden Globes timetable

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association to announce nominations on December 11.

Prifest Kosovo

Kosovo's PriFest moves to July dates, sets venue

29-Mar-2017 | By

Festival shifts dates and secures main venue.


AFM to host LocationExpo in 2017

29-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The market is also launching an online locations resource.

Gaylene Gould

BFI appoints head of cinemas and events for Southbank venue

29-Mar-2017 | By

Gaylene Gould takes up programming role at London cinema hub.


Sundance Selects takes US rights to 'Dealt'

29-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The documentary won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW.

John Fithian

CinemaCon: Theatre trade group chief predicts first billion-dollar March

28-Mar-2017 | By

National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) head lauds box office, warns against protectionist economic policy, hails diverse audiences and Millennial film-goers.

Jessica Chastain

CinemaCon: STX plots Eddie Murphy, Elton John animations

28-Mar-2017 | By

Separately, the studio said Robert Rodriguez has come on to direct the family animation Ugly Dolls, which STX has now dated for May 10, 2019.


CinemaCon: Paramount teases 'Downsizing', 'Annihilation', 'Suburbicon', 'Transformers 5'

28-Mar-2017 | By

Exuberant studio session on Tuesday showcases R-rated comedy, sci-fi, adult thrillers, satire.


CinemaCon: Paramount executives trumpet new content philosophy

28-Mar-2017 | By

In a brash and at times captivating presentation, studio top brass – without incoming chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos – used their Tuesday afternoon slot to broadcast the new emphasis on brand synergy.


CinemaCon: Disney presentation reveals title of 'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel

28-Mar-2017 | By

Newly titled Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 to open March 9, 2018.

the young karl marx

The Orchard acquires 'The Young Karl Marx'

28-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Distributor plots theatrical release for autumn. Separately, FilmRise acquires Marjorie Prime, Gravitas Ventures takes California Typewriter, Oscilloscope picks up Polina and Summer 1993, and Paladin and Electric Entertainment acquire The Drowning.


Barclays reveals £100m UK TV fund

28-Mar-2017 | By

Cashflow fund to compensate for staggered SVoD deals; Roughcut Television among clients.


Fulwell 73, Irvine Welsh, Sony team on 'Ibiza87'

28-Mar-2017 | By

TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.

Berlin Station

'Berlin Station' starring Richard Armitage heads to Europe

28-Mar-2017 | By

Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.


Filming begins on 'Speed', the first Chinese TV drama to shoot in Australia

28-Mar-2017 | By

$2.5m production underway in Adelaide and surrounding area.

Justice League

'Justice League', 'Aquaman' VR experiences being developed by IMAX, Warner Bros

28-Mar-2017 | By

Companies strike deal to produce VR content for tentpole titles.  


Netherlands Film Fund backs 21 projects in latest funding round

28-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Beneficiaries include team behind children’s fantasy film Admiral.

'Like Crazy', 'Indivisible', 'Italian Race' triumph at David di Donatello Awards

27-Mar-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Trio dominates Italian film awards on Monday night.

John Zeng

CinemaCon: Wanda exec on how Hollywood can succeed in China

27-Mar-2017 | By

Keynote speaker John Zeng delivers five-point plan for foreign fare; highlights growth in second and third-tier cities.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos to run Paramount Pictures

27-Mar-2017 | By

Studio veteran will commence search for vice-chairman candidates.

Andrew Cripps

CinemaCon: Andrew Cripps urges industry to share data

27-Mar-2017 | By

President of Fox International addresses challenges, notes theatrical box office “continues to drive the train.”

MGM, Annapurna strike output deal

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Untitled Detroit Project to kick off later this year.

Blade Runner 2049

CinemaCon: 'Netflix my ass' - Sony chief teases 'Blade Runner 2049'

27-Mar-2017 | By

Ryan Gosling, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm on stage in Las Vegas.


CinemaCon: Experts address audience engagement best practices

27-Mar-2017 | By

Habits of Millennials, dynamic pricing come under microscope at convention; tech companies unveil latest product launches.

Barry Jenkins

Amazon developing 'The Underground Railroad' with Barry Jenkins

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to executive produce.

Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' nears £40m

27-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake scores third-biggest second weekend ever with $15.5m (£12.3m).


Mexican crime drama 'Guachicolero' begins shoot

27-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AMP International handles sales on Edgar Nito co-production.

Whitney Can I Be Me

Whitney Houston doc 'Can I Be Me' gets UK deal

27-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dogwoof nabs Nick Broomfield feature set to premiere at Tribeca next month.


Tiger Aspect, Objective sign up for return-to-work scheme for parents

27-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film London and Creative Skillset back paid placements and childcare scheme.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' triumphs at Finnish film awards

27-Mar-2017 | By

Boxing drama wins eight prizes including best film.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' scores huge debut to boost China box office

27-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.


'Gogglebox', 'Foyle's War' producers head to Séries Mania co-pro forum

27-Mar-2017 | By

France TV event selects 16 projects from Keshet, Haut et Court and Studio Lambert.

IM Global TV

IM Global Television announces key hires

27-Mar-2017 | By

Company ramps up unscripted and alternative division

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Jeonju Film Festival reveals line-up

27-Mar-2017 | By

Festival to open with Berlin Golden Bear winner.

The Desert Bride

Paulina Garcia-starring drama 'The Desert Bride' wins in Toulouse

27-Mar-2017 | By

Works in progress event crowns 2017 projects.

Bad Wolf founders

Danny Cohen backs Bad Wolf

27-Mar-2017 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.

Miles Teller

Miles Teller boards Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Too Old To Die Young'

27-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film star boards Danish auteur’s TV project.

My Life As A Courgette

'My Life As A Courgette' wins top prize at Swiss Film Awards

27-Mar-2017 | By

The Divine Order takes three awards; Cahier Africain wins two.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' stays top in North America on $90.4m (update)

26-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action fantasy continued to rule box office in its second session as it roared past $300m.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars to $694m worldwide (update)

26-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.

Last Men In Aleppo

CPH: DOX: 'Last Men In Aleppo', 'Land Of The Free' among winners

25-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

New initiatives at CPH:DOX include Britdoc’s Good Pitch event, a cultural summit and tech innovation pitches at Propeller Springboard.

On Chesil Beach

'British films need more support', says Lionsgate UK CEO

24-Mar-2017 | By

Star Wars is not a British movie, says Lionsgate UK boss, who is concerned about Brexit impact and blockbuster saturation.

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Emma Thompson: Donald Trump asked me out on a date

24-Mar-2017 | By

British actress shares story about the US president on Scandinavian talk show.


Sundance hit 'Menashe' scores UK deal

24-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo snaps up rights to drama set in ultra-orthodox Jewish community.

Ciarán Foy

'Sinister 2' director signs on to 'Eli' for Broad Green

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy also joins horror ahead of scheduled summer shoot.

Arctic Superstar

First Pond Entertainment acquires 'Arctic Superstar'

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Documentary follows indigenous Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi.


France chooses Lille as home for Cannes-style TV festival

24-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France pushes on with state-backed TV festival which could take place in April.

City Of Ghosts

Syria doc 'City Of Ghosts' secures Nordic, Baltic deals

24-Mar-2017 | By

NonStop Entertainment strikes deal for Matthew Heineman’s film about ISIS-controlled Syria.

House Of The Disappeared

Finecut closes sales on 'House Of The Disappeared'

24-Mar-2017 | By

Sales agent also announces deals on One Step, The Age Of Shadows, The Wailing and Operation Chromite.

Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner says Rotten Tomatoes is 'the destruction of our business'

24-Mar-2017 | By

Batman v Superman producer says popular site stops people from seeing films.

Screen March 2017

Screen March-April 2017


Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on MIPTV.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' retains UK social buzz lead

24-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Disney remake scores more than 85,000 comments.

Handsome Devil

'Handsome Devil' starring Andrew Scott sets UK release date

24-Mar-2017 | By

Drama directed by John Butler also stars Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine.

Between Two Worlds

Janus Metz shows first footage from 'Between Two Worlds' at CPH:DOX

24-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

At CPH:Forum, Eurimages Award goes to Maria Back’s Psychosis in Stockholm; 31 projects pitched.

Awake A Dream From Standing Rock

Shailene Woodley, Eli Roth projects selected for Tribeca online showcase

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival strand highlights online storytelling.

Person To Person

Magnolia swoops on 'Person To Person'

24-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sundance premiere will close new Directors/New Films in New York.

The Handmaid’s Tale

'The Handmaid’s Tale' to debut in Tribeca's TV line-up

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Hulu adaption of in-demand Margaret Atwood novel among small screen programming roster at Tribeca Film Festival.

Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker

'Full Monty' director, 'Marigold Hotel' writer team with Monumental for 'Alex Woods'

23-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.

Nicolas Chartier

Voltage Pictures hires producer Ara Keshishian

23-Mar-2017 | By

The former Lotus president of production will produce features, television series and mini series for the company. CEO Nicolas Chartier (pictured) and president and COO Jonathan Deckter announced the hire.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, 'Life' director Daniel Espinosa reunite on ISIS drama

23-Mar-2017 | By

Life star and director team up for Middle East true story.

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Steve Carell, Amy Schumer, Nicole Kidman to star in OddLot’s 'She Came To Me'

23-Mar-2017 | By

Rebecca Miller to direct and produce comedic drama.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Disney extends Bob Iger contract through 2019

23-Mar-2017 | By

Board praises chairman and CEO’s ‘outstanding leadership’ and ‘record of success’ as search for successor continues.


IFC Films acquires 'Wakefield'

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner adaptation screened in Telluride and Toronto last autumn.


CinemaNext unveils cinema concept Sphera for CinemaCon

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ymagis Group’s exhibitor services provider CinemaNext has announced the launch of Sphera, its premium format cinema concept.


Lena Headey to star in immigration drama

23-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones star to play immigration officer in UK drama.

Rodrigo Prieto

Topic to finance Rodrigo Prieto debut from 'La La Land' producer

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Feature marks long-time cinematographer Prieto’s directorial debut. La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz to produce; Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff executive producers.

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Industry reacts to London terror attack

23-Mar-2017 | By

J. K. Rowling, Edgar Wright, and Brie Larson are among industry to comment on Westminster attack.

John Wick

Lionsgate, Studiocanal expand deal into Australia and New Zealand

23-Mar-2017 | By

Slate includes John Wick: Chapter Two, The Shack, upcoming Robin Hood.

San Sebastian Film Festival

Eurimages adds development awards to San Sebastian, Cartoon Movie, Transilvania

23-Mar-2017 | By

One €20,000 prize will be presented at each event, adding to seven existing awards across Europe.

Karl Urban

Karl Urban, Sofia Vergara, Andy Garcia sign on to AMBI’s 'Bent'

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Production on revenge thriller set to commence this month in Rome.  

G. Grant Machum

G. Grant Machum appointed vice-chair of Telefilm Canada board

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New incumbent replaces Elise Orenstein, whose mandate ended in December.

Amant Double

François Ozon posts provocative first image for erotic thriller 'Amant Double'

23-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The film still shows a naked therapy session between Jérémie Renier and Marine Vacth.

Bille August

Bille August to head Beijing festival jury

23-Mar-2017 | By

Danish filmmaker to preside over Tiantan competition; festival line-up includes Moonlight, On Body And Soul.


Chinese film regulator punishes more than 300 cinemas

23-Mar-2017 | By

The authorities are cracking down on box office fraud.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' to cross $500m on Friday

23-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 24 UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island opens in China on $22.5m.

Chris Dodd

MPAA chief: foreign investors in US not 'evil'

22-Mar-2017 | By

Film industry’s top lobbyist urges observers to apply perspective.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' crosses $425m worldwide

22-Mar-2017 | By

Disney’s live-action tentpole passed the $200m milestone in North America on Tuesday as the global tally surged to $428.5m.

Finding Dory

Strong dollar impacted 2016 international box office

22-Mar-2017 | By

Ticket revenues outside North America roughly on par with 2015 although many territories reported local currency gains, MPAA annual report reveals.

Issa Rae

Issa Rae to star opposite Bill Hader in 'Empress Of Serenity'

22-Mar-2017 | By

Good Universe, Mr. Mudd announce feature debut from Me And Earl And The Dying Girl author and screenwriter Jesse Andrews.

Amy Powell

Paramount TV, Telefe team on 'Cazadores'

22-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Serialised drama follows Nazi hunters in South America after Second World War.

Michel Hazanavicius

French cinema guild offers solidarity over proposed Trump cuts

22-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

L’ARP statement expresses love for US culture and consternation over US president’s budget plan.

Tom McNulty

The Exchange launches production division

22-Mar-2017 | By

Former Happy Madison production chief Tom McNulty to lead new initiative.


'Suntan' wins big at Greece’s Iris Awards as Film Centre faces threat

22-Mar-2017 | By

Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.

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Ian McKellen, Susan Sarandon among actors to back Living Wage campaign

22-Mar-2017 | By

Campaign is calling for Picturehouse owner Cineworld to pay its staff the London Living Wage.

Warner Bros China

Warner Bros. China opens Beijing office

22-Mar-2017 | By

Office to house local film, television, home entertainment, games and corporate teams.

Zootopia 2

Writer charges Disney with stealing 'Zootopia' idea

22-Mar-2017 | By

Studio hits back at lawsuit from Total Recall writer Gary Goldman.

The Leftovers

'The Leftovers' star Justin Theroux joins Series Mania line-up, competition revealed

22-Mar-2017 | By

Damon Lindelof, Jimmy McGovern and Julianna Margulies also attending TV event which has revealed its competition line-up.

I Dream in Another Language

ArteCareyes Film & Arts Festival unveils line-up

22-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ernesto Contreras’s Sundance audience award winner I Dream In Another Language among roster in Mexico.

Battle Of The Sexes

Emma Stone sports film 'Battle Of The Sexes' lands autumn release date

21-Mar-2017 | By

Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell.

City Of Ghosts

'City Of Ghosts', 'Chasing Coral' among Hot Docs line-up

21-Mar-2017 | By

Work from female directors accounts for close to 48% of selection.

Netflix BBC One

Netflix circles BBC thriller series 'Requiem'

21-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural series from Indian Summers producer sets director and cast.

Fan Bingbing for I Am Not Madame Bovary

'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins top prize at Asian Film Awards

21-Mar-2017 | By

Feng Xiaogang’s comedy won best film, actress and cinematography, while The Handmaiden picked up four awards.

South Korea flag

South Korea introduces tax breaks for local production

21-Mar-2017 | By

Tax deductions of up to 10% seen as support for local production following China’s ban on Korean cultural content.

Cristian Mungiu

Cristian Mungiu to preside over Cannes Cinéfondation jury

21-Mar-2017 | By

Monica Belluci named master of ceremonies.


Alibaba acquires online ticketing platform Damai

21-Mar-2017 | By

Move marks part of ongoing Alibaba expansion plans.

Felicity Jones

BAFTA LA sets 2017 Britannia Awards date

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Group’s highest accolades went to Felicity Jones, Ang Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, among others, in 2016.

The Persian Connection

Samuel Goldwyn Films boards gangster drama 'The Persian Connection'

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Broken Mile

Single-take thriller 'Broken Mile' gets US deal

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Justin McConnell’s feature world premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' gets uncut Malaysia release despite 'gay moment'

21-Mar-2017 | By

Malaysian government backs down after row but awards film 13-plus rating.

Instructions Not Included

Eugenio Derbez to receive 2017 CinemaCon honour

21-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director, star of Instructions Not Included stars in upcoming How To Be A Latin Lover.


Crew database launches in UK with endorsement from '45 Years' exec

21-Mar-2017 | By

Fledgling online service aims to pair crew with productions.


'Lord Of The Rings', 'Harry Potter' added to iQiyi in China

21-Mar-2017 | By

Warner Bros strikes deal with Chinese streaming platform for more than 200 library titles.

Spring Breakers

Digital series based on Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' in the works

21-Mar-2017 | By

Show commissioned by new online platform Blackpills.

Dave Johns

'I, Daniel Blake' star joins debut feature from 'Harry Brown' writer

21-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Cast For Two Graves also includes Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson, Katie Jarvis and Josh Herdman.

CineLink copro market

CineLink unveils first batch of projects for 2017 edition

21-Mar-2017 | By

Seven films in early development have been selected for the co-pro market.

Favreau Johansson

Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Lena Dunham in Tribeca Talks programme

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director Series, Storytellers, Virtual Reality and Master Classes to run during festival, April 19-30.

Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell, Penelope Cruz, Peter Sarsgaard board TV projects

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Allure of small screen tempts latest batch of film stars.


Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen comedy 'Flarsky' lands at Lionsgate

20-Mar-2017 | By

Snatched director Jonathan Levine will direct.


Annapurna TV developing 'Amberville' at Amazon Studios

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Megan Ellison’s fledgling division teams up with creator Chris McCoy and Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon on adult CG-animated series.

Beauty And The Beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' waltzes to record $24.5m

20-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney remake enjoys fifth-biggest Fri-Sun opening ever; Elle heads towards 2017 milestone.

Tim Bevan

Working Title boss: Netflix and Amazon series pose challenge to film business

20-Mar-2017 | By

Film production is becoming “more difficult” for Working Title due to boom in high-end series, says Tim Bevan.


Visit Films scores deals on 'Columbus', 'Dayveon', 'Rat Film'

20-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his team have closed multiple territories on a raft of recent festival picks.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $400m worldwide (update)

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.

Beauty And The Beast

'Beauty And The Beast' breaks records at China Box office

20-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Logan hits $100m; A Dog’s Purpose holds onto second spot.

Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton: costume dramas limit roles for black actors in UK

20-Mar-2017 | By

“I don’t want to play someone who’s being racially abused.”

Get Out

'Get Out' director Jordan Peele to receive CinemaCon honour

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Comedian’s breakout horror hit recently crossed $100m.

Medici Masters Of Florence

Frank Spotnitz's 'Medici: Masters of Florence' heads to Asia

20-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based Wild Bunch TV announces fresh deals to China and South Korea as well as major SVOD sale to Asia and MENA.


'Godless' wins top prize at Sofia Film Festival

20-Mar-2017 | By

Sofia Meetings industry winners include UK project The Tentmaster’s Daughter; The Expendables 4 heads to Bulgaria.

Dermot Mulroney

Dermot Mulroney joins 'Break My Heart 1,000 Times'

20-Mar-2017 | By

Gold Circle began principal photography on March 18.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' in record $174.8m North America bow (update)

19-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 20 UPDATE: Live-action fantasy starring Emma Watson races to $357.1m worldwide debut.

Zhang Yimou

Zhang Yimou starts production on 'Shadow'

18-Mar-2017 | By

Details announced for new film from the director of Hero and The Great Wall.

The Light Of The Moon

'The Light Of The Moon', 'Dealt' claim top SXSW 2017 audience awards

18-Mar-2017 | By

Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver voted top film in Headliners section.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' set to dance into US, UK, China

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Disney set for big numbers with Beast as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $300m.

Ghost In The Shell

Weying to co-finance 'Ghost In The Shell'

17-Mar-2017 | By

Online Chinese ticketing giant recently partnered with Paramount to promote XXX: Return Of Xander Cage.

Rooney Mara

'Mary Magdalene', 'The Current War' land prime awards slots

17-Mar-2017 | By

The Weinstein Company adds trio of films to 2017 pipeline.

Strong Island

Netflix adds Sundance documentary 'Strong Island' to line-up

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Yance Ford’s personal tale also screened in Berlin and the True/False Film Fest.

Yursana Mardini Stephen Daldry

Stephen Daldry, Working Title team on Syrian Olympic swimmer story

17-Mar-2017 | By

True story of Yusra Mardini to be directed by Billy Elliot director.

La libertad del diablo

Guadalajara reveals festival and industry winners

17-Mar-2017 | By

Director Patricio Guzman’s Cordillera among winners in industry strands.

Richard Dormer

'Game Of Thrones' actor Richard Dormer joins BBC thriller 'Rellik'

17-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

‘The Crown’ star Jodi Balfour also joins six-part serial killer drama.


STX dates first UK release 'Breathe’ starring Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

17-Mar-2017 | By

First image revealed for Andy Serkis-directed drama.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' bests 'Kong' in UK social buzz

17-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Live-action remake triumphs on buzz chart ahead of its release today (March 17)


Fox led UK home ent in 2016 thanks to 'Spectre', 'The Martian'

17-Mar-2017 | By

BASE conference reveals that iTunes leads the way in digital market.

Beauty And The Beast

'Beauty And The Beast' soars past $50m worldwide

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

UPDATE: Live-action tentpole starring Emma Watson opens in 20 territories with North America this weekend.

Locarno Festival

Inaugural Locarno In Los Angeles announces line-up

17-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Locarno Festival off-shoot to run from April 21-23.

Donald Trump

Hollywood responds to Trump arts cut fears

16-Mar-2017 | By

National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) helped launch the Sundance Institute and received $148m in current cycle.


Neon acquires SXSW selection 'Gemini'

16-Mar-2017 | By

The film stars Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz and John Cho.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson joins anti-Islamophobia arts initiative

16-Mar-2017 | By

Stars align for The Seventh Art Stand series of events in US set for May.

Toni Erdmann

Germany ups film funding by €50m in major boost to sector

16-Mar-2017 | By

German government reveals bold plan to increase film funding to €150m from 2018; Toni Erdmann scores six German Film Awards nominations.


Jia Zhangke, Marco Mueller launch Pingyao film festival

16-Mar-2017 | By

Acclaimed director is launching October event in the ancient Chinese city of Pingyao, with Marco Mueller as artistic director.


'Aquaman' release date pushed back to December 2018

16-Mar-2017 | By

DC Entertainment tentpole stars Jason Momoa as the magestic marine muscle-man.

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Hulu in search for chief content officer

16-Mar-2017 | By

New hire would allow head of content Craig Erwich to shift focus to original programming.

Kleber Mendonca Filho

Kleber Mendonça Filho to head Cannes Critics' Week jury

16-Mar-2017 | By

Aquarius director leads jury that will award the Nespresso Grand Prize. 


IRA and Muslim P.O.W dramas among projects pitched at Creative Skillset-backed 'Adapt To Film'

16-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Ten feature projects include drama about First World War camp for Muslim prisoners.

George Mackay Joe Dempsie

Joe Dempsie, George Mackay join BFI-Film4 musical 'Been So Long'

16-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Michaela Coel leads cast of play adaptation; Film Constellation boards sales.

Early Man

Aardman's 'Early Man' teaser revealed, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade join cast

16-Mar-2017 | By

Eddie Redmayne stars in animated feature from the company behind Wallace And Gromit.

The Legend Of The Blue Sea

Spackman Entertainment Group buys Korea's Frame Pictures

16-Mar-2017 | By

Korean outfit provided equipment for Ryoo Seung-wan’s action hit Veteran and TV drama The Legend Of The Blue Sea.

Sky Fox

21st Century Fox's Sky takeover bid referred to regulators

16-Mar-2017 | By

The £11.7bn deal will be scrutinised by Ofcom and CMA.

Dunkirk 3

Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' given PG-13 rating in US

16-Mar-2017 | By

Tom Hardy Second World War drama won’t have an R-rating in America.


HAF awards: 'Impossible Split', Ida Panahandeh project among winners

16-Mar-2017 | By

The winners of the 2017 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum have been announced.

Baahubali The Conclusion

'Baahubali 2: The Conclusion' to get IMAX treatment

16-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sequel will be released in IMAX in India on April 28.

The Woman In Cabin 10

CBS Films acquires thriller novel 'The Woman In Cabin 10'

16-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Novel spent 19 weeks on NY Times best sellers list.


Canada granted Eurimages membership

15-Mar-2017 | By

Canadian heritage minister forecasts rise in co-productions with Europe.

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Hong Kong Filmart 2017: Screen's Dailies


Get all the exclusives, reviews, features and screening times from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).

Julia Silverton

Julia Silverton named eOne head of alternative programming

15-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New arrival previously served as vice-president of development at CMT.


Eurimages decision to drop distribution support in MEDIA countries irks buyers

15-Mar-2017 | By

Funding cut might hurt international prospects for some arthouse movies.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek to receive CinemaCon Vanguard Award

15-Mar-2017 | By

Mexican actress stars in convention screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

The Good Stars

'The Good Stars' and 'Fire & Dew' head to PBS

15-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Films complete the Anne of Green Gables trilogy

Helen Mirren right size

Helen Mirren, Jason Clarke supernatural thriller 'Winchester' starts shoot

15-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson join cast.

Orson Welles

Netflix to help finish Orson Welles' final film

15-Mar-2017 | By

Streaming giant acquires The Other Side Of The Wind.

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Film London backs €2m EU initiative to cut industry’s CO2 emissions

15-Mar-2017 | By

Nine film bodies sign up for Europe-wide campaign.

André Rieu launches event cinema company

15-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Former Pathé Live MD appointed CEO of Piece Of Magic Entertainment.

Alfonso Cuaron

Alfonso Cuarón wraps shooting on new film 'Roma'

15-Mar-2017 | By

Director reveals title and plot details of his upcoming Mexico-set film.

Body Electric

'Body Electric', 'Discreet' get UK distribution deals

15-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: M-Appeal closes series of deals on sales slate.

War Machine

Scott Stuber to head Netflix original film initiative

14-Mar-2017 | By

War Machine, First They Killed My Father, Bright among roster of titles scheduled to launch this year.

Jennifer Kent

Bron boards 'The Babadook' follow-up 'The Nightingale'

14-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FilmNation to handle international sales on Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to Australian horror hit.


'Most Beautiful Island', 'The Work' among SXSW jury, special winners

14-Mar-2017 | By

Festival brass on Tuesday evening announced jury and special award winners out of Austin, Texas.


Filmart: Rebecca Hall-Dan Stevens rom-com 'Permission' sells to China, South Korea

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK-based sales outfit Film Constellation scores deals on upcoming title.


UK outfit Embankment Films appoints head of sales

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Breathe and Submergence seller appoints former Celsius and Independent executive.

David Abraham

Channel 4 chief David Abraham to exit

14-Mar-2017 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

Exec plans to leave by end of 2017.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch to star in 'How To Stop Time'

14-Mar-2017 | By

Doctor Strange star will play the lead role in adaptation of Matt Haig’s novel.

Patrick Dempsey

Patrick Dempsey to make directing debut on 'Berlin, I Love You'

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bridget Jones’s Baby star to direct anthology film alongside Til Schweiger and previously announced Ai Weiwei.

Farrell Kidman

Curzon swoops on Colin Farrell-Nicole Kidman drama

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pre-buys include Abdellatif Kechiche’s next film after Blue Is The Warmest Colour.

Pawel Pawlikowski

Eurimages backs Pawel Pawlikowski, Laszlo Nemes in €5.7m funding round

14-Mar-2017 | By

Council of Europe’s cinema fund to award €5,683,544; Petzold, Rohrwacher projects also get backing.

Ian McKellen

Istanbul unveils line-up amid charged atmosphere, Ian McKellen to attend

14-Mar-2017 | By Alin Tasciyan

Istanbul Film Festival unveils line-up and Meetings On The Bridge details.

The Handmaids Tale

'The Handmaid's Tale', 'Get Shorty' on MGM international MIPTV line-up

14-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Company’s MIPTV slate also includes upcoming seasons of Fargo, Teen Wolf and Vikings.

The Chrysanthemum And The Guillotine

Filmart: Free Stone sells 'Chrysanthemum' to China

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese sales outfit scores deal on historical sumo drama.

Oversized Cops

Filmart: T Moment launches Thai comedy 'Oversized Cops'

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Action comedy marks the debut feature of directors Chanon Yingyong and Phuwanit Pholdee.

Soul On A String

Filmart: Film Movement acquires Zhang Yang’s 'Soul On A String'

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows is handling sales on the festival favourite.


Filmart: NFDC seals deals with India’s largest streaming platforms

14-Mar-2017 | By

Amazon Prime Video secures 97 titles from Indian company.

Mad Detective

Filmart: Emperor unveils action trio and rom-com

14-Mar-2017 | By

Company boards Wai Ka-fai and Derek Kwok projects.

In This Corner Of The World

Filmart: Japanese hit animation 'In This Corner Of The World' scores sales

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sunao Katabuchi’s animation sells to multiple territories in Asia.


Filmart: GDH scores raft of 'Bad Genius' deals

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Suspense thriller sells to Malaysia and Vietnam in slew of distribution deals.

Hong Kong Filmart

Filmart: Localisation and originals key for Asia’s OTT platforms, say panel

14-Mar-2017 | By

Speakers discussed how platforms can offer differentials from terrestrial TV content.

Duay Klaw

Filmart: Thailand’s Five Star restores regal docudrama

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Duay Klaw features original music compositions by the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October.

The Man

Filmart: SF Studio sells Nordic trio to Asia

14-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Danish drama The Man has sold to China as one of several deals closed by the sales outfit.

Ilo Ilo

Filmart: iTunes Singapore to showcase local films

14-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: First titles to be featured on digital platform include Plame d’Or winner Ilo Ilo [pictured].

The Truth Shall Not Sink with Sewol

Filmart: Korea’s Mirovision launches political documentary '7 Hours'

14-Mar-2017 | By

Film is the latest project from the director of The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol.

Inefernal Affairs

HKIFF to celebrate 20 years of post-handover Hong Kong cinema

14-Mar-2017 | By

Event will programme a section of Hong Kong films from the last 20 years, including Infernal Affairs, Election and Shaolin Soccer.

Simon Bird

'Inbetweeners' star Simon Bird to direct graphic novel adaptation

14-Mar-2017 | By

Days Of The Bagnold Summer is based on Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel; the project has funding from Creative England.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' pulled from release in Malaysia

14-Mar-2017 | By

UPDATE: Film shelved despite censors approving version that cuts “gay moment”.

Damien Chazelle

Damien Chazelle script 'The Claim' to begin production this year

13-Mar-2017 | By

Australia’s Oceanside Media partners on thriller with Route One, Motion Picture Capital.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Sony sets 'The Girl In The Spider’s Web' for 2018

13-Mar-2017 | By

Global casting call underway for actress to play Lisbeth Salander in new ‘Millennium Series’ instalment. Thriller to open on October 5, 2018.

Kong: Skull Island

'Kong: Skull Island' roars on $85.1m int'l debut (update)

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.

Mike De Luca

Mike De Luca turns down Paramount job (reports)

13-Mar-2017 | By

‘Fifty Shades Darker’ producer understood to be happy with existing set-up.

Ridley Scott eyes Getty kidnap thriller

13-Mar-2017 | By

British filmmaker in talks with lead actress candidates ahead of summer start in Italy.

Kung Fu Traveler

Filmart: iQiyi ramps up in-house productions

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming giant is fully-financing the debut feature as a director from actor Lu Yulai.

6 Days

Vertical Entertainment, Netflix among buyers on '6 Days'

13-Mar-2017 | By

XYZ Films reports global sell-out on Jamie Bell embassy siege thriller.

Hong Kong filmart

Voltage Pictures flies into Filmart with 'Age Of The Living Dead'

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Genre series pits East Coast vampires against West Coast humans.

Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels to star in Hulu’s 'The Looming Tower'

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney to adapt Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.

Scott Einbinder

Cristal Pictures acquires spec script 'Twin Blades'

13-Mar-2017 | By

Company led by Scott Einbinder to fully finance as a Chinese co-production; eyes Q4 production start.

Kong: Skull Island

UK box office: 'Kong: Skull Island' topples 'Logan'

13-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ reboot lands with $7.6m (£6.22m); Elle posts strong site average.


Common to star in Content’s 'Quick Draw'

13-Mar-2017 | By

Revenge action thriller teams Content Media with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Everyman Barnet

Everyman Cinemas sees box office takings rise 45%

13-Mar-2017 | By

Cinema chain makes small profit in 2016 as it plans continued expansion this year.

Annette Bening

Annette Bening joins cast of 'Life, Itself'

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

NBC break-out This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman directs the drama.

Vampie Cleanup Department

Filmart: Singapore-based mm2 launches busy slate

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Titles include fourth entry in popular local franchise Ah Boys To Men and horror comedy Vampire Cleanup Department.

Lets Go Jets

Filmart: TBS inks deals on cheerleading film 'Let’s Go, Jets!'

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese coming-of-age film goes to Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea, among other deals.

Cold War

Filmart: Sunny Luk, Jacob Cheung, Vincent Kok films lead Sun slate

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Production and distribution outfit reveals strong slate of titles at Hong Kong market.

Lam Swee Kim

Filmart: Malaysian SVoD service dimsum unveils Asian broadcaster deals

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Asian content-focused streaming service launched in November 2016.

Gems On The Run

Filmart: Asian Shadows picks up Cambodian duo

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Cambodia’s first LGBT-themed film.

The Gaelic King

Filmart: 'The Gaelic King' rules for Truffle

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fantasy feature goes to North America, UK and Japan in flurry of deals.

No.1 Chung Ying Street

Filmart: One Cool Pictures picks up HAF duo

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company boards pair of projects at Hong Kong market.

Who Killed Cock Robin

Filmart: Taiwan’s MandarinVision unveils buzzy slate

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include a Cheng Wei Hao crime thriller and a drama exec produced by Hou Hsiao Hsien.

Law Of The Land

Filmart: LevelK scores with Finnish action drama 'Law Of The Land'

13-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company inks raft of deals on Finland-Norway co-production.

Filmart 2017 panel

Filmart: Chinese film industry panel calls for quality output

13-Mar-2017 | By

Speakers included Kung Fu Yoga director Stanley Tong and JQ Pictures chairman Qin Hong.

Dream Empire

'Dream Empire' wins top prize at Thessaloniki doc festival

13-Mar-2017 | By

Danish doc examines Chinese-inflated property boom.


Filmart: Thailand’s GDH 559 bows with 'Bad Genius'

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Company is making market debut with director Nattawut Poonpiriya’s suspense thriller.

House Of Happiness

Filmart: Malaysian director Ryon Lee making 'House Of Happiness'

13-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

The feelgood comedy will feature veteran Hong Kong actor Richard Ng.

Andy Lau

Filmart: Fox working with Andy Lau, Patrick Kong on miniseries

13-Mar-2017 | By

Fox Networks Group moves into high-end Chinese miniseries with pair of projects.

Bunuel In The Labyrinth Of The Turtles

Cartoon Movie wraps, Latido to grow animation offering

13-Mar-2017 | By

France animation event eyes permanent home in Bordeaux.

Night and Day

Filmart: Finecut pacts with BOM 

13-Mar-2017 | By

South Korean sales outfit will represent the production company’s films.


Filmart: CJ Entertainment sales slate fortified by comedy and crime

13-Mar-2017 | By

The Korean company is launching sales on Daddy You, Daughter Me, The King’s Case and The Merciless.

The Prison

Filmart: Showbox seals deals on 'The Prison'

13-Mar-2017 | By

Na Hyun’s crime drama sells to Japan, France, Switzerland and Africa.

Russell Simmons

Russell Simmons lines up hip-hop documentary

13-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Music mogul will serve as executive producer on The Definitive History Of Hip Hop through his All Def Digital alongside Stephen David Entertainment (SDE).


Filmart: IM Global extends output deal with Huayi Brothers

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Updated agreement begins with IM Global handling sales on Chang Zheng’s Explosion.

Jackie Chan

Filmart: Jackie Chan's Sparkle Roll Media launches int'l sales arm

12-Mar-2017 | By

Hong Kong-based company launches with Feng Xiaogang’s Bloom Of Youth.

Kong: Skull Island review

'Kong: Skull Island' scales North America on $61m

12-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan crosses $150m, Get Out surges past $100m in second sessions; Personal Shopper opens well in limited release.

Lee Daniels

Lee Daniels at SXSW: 'I don't understand #OscarsSoWhite'

12-Mar-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Filmmaker tells Austin audience about his difficult childhood and how Donald Trump has improved his writing.


Filmart: Stardust Pictures sells 'Parks' across Asia

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese drama recently premiered at Osaka Asian Film Festival.

Yuen Woo ping

Filmart: Distribution Workshop’s slate includes Yuen Woo-ping martial arts fantasy

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kung Fu Yoga actor Aarif Lee stars in film from Tsui Hark and Nansun Shi.

Louis Koo

Filmart: One Cool launches sales arm with $45m sci-fi

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company reveals four titles on debut sales slate.


Filmart: United Pictures picks up 'Romans 8:37'

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lee Hyun-ho and Seo Dong-gap star in upcoming feature from Shin Yeon-shick.

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' showrunners hint at possible spin-off

12-Mar-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

SXSW: HBO considering spin-off to fantasy smash; musician Ed Sheeran to make appearance in Season 7.

Chapman To

Filmart: Chapman To’s 'The Empty Hands' gets international sales deal

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Martial arts drama has been picked up by Hong Kong outfit Golden Scene.

Nathan Hartono

Filmart: Sing! China contestant Nathan Hartono joins racing drama

12-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Singer will star in $1.8m Singapore-Taiwan co-production Warrior Of Love.

The Tag Along 2

Filmart: Young Live launches Taiwanese horror sequel 'Tag Along 2'

12-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Cheng Wei Hao returns to direct sequel to popular Taiwanese horror.

Fantastic Journey To Oz

Filmart: Wizart’s 'Fantastic Journey To Oz' travels to South Asia

12-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russian sales company inks Asia deals with Runaway-Luminosity Distribution

Ip Man

Filmart: Wilson Yip martial arts zombie mash-up leads Mei Ah slate

12-Mar-2017 | By

Dragon Gate Zombie Inn is being produced by The Monkey King producer Soi Cheang.


Sci-fi thriller 'Incarnation' sells to Japan, China, Europe

12-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

EXCLUSIVE: Genre specialist sales company Jinga scores deals on Serbian title ahead of Filmart screening.

Wang Jianlin

Dick Clark Productions owner sues Wanda for break-up fee

10-Mar-2017 | By

UPDATE: Move comes after Wanda reconsidered $1bn offer to buy Golden Globes show producer.


Magnolia Pictures acquires Sundance entry 'Lemon'

10-Mar-2017 | By

Separately, STX dates Den Of Thieves, Kino Lorber picks up Anton Yelchin romance Porto.


'Moonlight' crosses $20m through A24 international network

10-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based company also closing deals with distributors on horror film It Comes At Night.

The Devotion Of Suspect X

IM Global signs output deal with China’s Enlight Pictures

10-Mar-2017 | By

Deal kicks off at Filmart with six Enlight titles including Alec Su’s The Devotion Of Suspect X, starring Wang Kai and Ruby Lin.

Its Only The End Of The World

Telefilm Canada to present second Canada Now series

10-Mar-2017 | By

Distinguished Canadian features from the last year to screen in New York from April 6-9 at IFC Center


Cartoon Movie reveals winners, upcoming animations

10-Mar-2017 | By

Oscar-nominated My Life As A Courgette wins two prizes as industry present upcoming animations.

Tokyo Film Festival new director

Tokyo Film Festival taps new director

10-Mar-2017 | By Shawn Schroter

Veteran Japanese film executive to head up festival, which will undergo several changes in 2017.


'Logan' monopolises UK social media buzz

10-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

Hugh Jackman starring X-Men spin-off attracts the lion’s share of social media chatter in second week of release.

Dani Weinstein

Focus Features names Dani Weinstein head of publicity

10-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Longtime executive at The Weinstein Company and Miramax replaces Adriene Bowles, who has joined Annapurna Pictures.

Krista Wegener

Participant Media names Krista Wegener svp sales and distribution

9-Mar-2017 | By

Former senior vice-president of international distribution at Miramax will report to CEO David Linde.

La La Land

'La La Land' crosses $400m worldwide

9-Mar-2017 | By

Multiple Oscar-winner is biggest international and global release for Lionsgate outside Twilight, Hunger Games franchises.

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 premiere date and trailer revealed

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Announcement made via Facebook Live event involving a block of ice.

Adriene Bowles

Adriene Bowles joins Annapurna Pictures

9-Mar-2017 | By

Former Focus Features worldwide publicity and marketing chief lands at Megan Ellison’s auteur-driven company.

The Constitution

Latido inks US deal for Rajko Grlic's 'The Constitution'

9-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Synergetic has US rights for the Croatian drama.

Merry Christmas

UK industry veteran Terry Glinwood dies aged 82

9-Mar-2017 | By

Glinwood worked with Roman Polanski, Jeremy Thomas, Karel Reisz and Terry Jones.

Ansel Elgort

CinemaCon to honour Ansel Elgort

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Rising star will next be seen in imminent SXSW world premiere Baby Driver.

the aftermath

Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård wrap post-war drama 'The Aftermath'

9-Mar-2017 | By

Fox Searchlight, BBC Films produced novel adaptation set in 1946 Germany.


Cineworld profits up 18% in 2016 as non-UK territories shine

9-Mar-2017 | By

Exhibitor’s revenue growth fuelled by impressive performance outside the UK.

Jim Tavare

'Harry Potter' actor Jim Tavaré in intensive care after car crash

9-Mar-2017 | By

Actor suffers serious injuries in head-on collision.

Philip Hammond

Spring Budget prompts UK creative industry concerns

9-Mar-2017 | By

Freelancers will be hit by tax rise for the self-employed but qualifications announcement praised.

Lionsgate logo

Lionsgate UK hires former ITV executive for TV team

9-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Sarah Conroy to help grow Lionsgate’s UK TV business.

Kong: Skull Island review

International box office preview: 'Kong: Skull Island' looms large

9-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Logan is currently shredding the competition as it nears $200m internationally.

Hell High Water

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Ivanhoe Pictures form SK Global

8-Mar-2017 | By

The original companies will continue to release film and TV projects under their respective labels.

Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman, Noomi Rapace in talks for 'Ferrari'

8-Mar-2017 | By

Christian Bale had previously been set to play the motoring pioneer.

The Godfather

Tribeca: Coppola, Pacino, De Niro to attend 'Godfather' reunion

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director and cast to take part in panel discussion following screening.

Hot Art

Storyscape sets 'Hot Art' at Ovation TV

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Drama series marks arts network’s first foray into scripted television.

Samuel Jackson

Samuel Jackson joins 'The Last Full Measure'

8-Mar-2017 | By

Principal Photography set to begin this month in Atlanta and Costa Rica.

Celine Haddad

Irish Film Board appoints Creative England executive to key role

8-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Room and Brooklyn backers appoint two project managers to drive development and production.

Handsome Devil

Breaking Glass Pictures acquires 'Handsome Devil'

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT drama received world premiere at Toronto 2016.

Sound Mumbai

'Still Alice', 'The Silent Storm' producers board musical 'The Sound Of Mumbai'

8-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Australia-backed musical set in Mumbai slums gets producer duo.


Grasshopper Film acquires US rights to 'Escapes'

8-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Wes Anderson served as executive producer on documentary about Hampton Fancher. Separately, Emerging Pictures has acquired the comedy Pitching Tents.

Golden Globes

Golden Globes 2018 dates announced

8-Mar-2017 | By

January’s show was second most-watched of last 10 years.

Platinum Cinemas Vietnam

Pan-Asian movie firm MVP threatens legal action over Vietnam cinema closures

8-Mar-2017 | By

UPDATED: Indonesian exhibitor claims contracts were terminated illegally by Vietnamese property developer, which has made a counter claim that it was operating within the law.


Tom Hardy drama 'Taboo' gets second season

8-Mar-2017 | By

BBC, FX greenlight 8x60 series exec produced by Ridley Scott.

Fleur Pellerin

Cannes TV festival sets Fleur Pellerin as president

8-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Previously announced event for TV series will run alongside MipTv.


LevelK boards family title 'Cloudboy'

8-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film produced by Belgium’s Bulletproof Cupid will screen at TIFF Kids.


Finecut picks up Warner Bros Korean thriller 'V.I.P.' starring Jang Dong-gun

8-Mar-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ Korean-language production is directed by Park Hoon-jung (New World).


Star India launches channel for specialist Hindi films

8-Mar-2017 | By

New channel aims to screen “carefully curated, meaningful stories” but still needs to comply with Indian censorship.

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling Neil Armstrong biopic lands 2018 awards berth

7-Mar-2017 | By

Universal Pictures has scheduled a prime slot for ‘First Man’, the next feature from best director Oscar winner Damien Chazelle.


Netflix strikes for global rights to Nick Hornby adaptation 'Slam'

7-Mar-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Pact marks Netflix’s first global deal for an Italian movie, according to producers.

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos frontrunner for Paramount job (reports)

7-Mar-2017 | By

Studio veteran in the frame after second round of talks with Viacom.

Michael Garcia

Route One ramps up television production ambitions

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based producer and financier behind recent Sundance feature Landline expands operations.

Kathleen McInnis

Seattle fest launches New Works-In-Progress Forum

7-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seattle International Film Festival brings in former SIFF programmer and industry veteran Kathleen McInnis to head programme, announces call for entries.

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman joins Lars von Trier serial killer thriller

7-Mar-2017 | By

Siobhan Fallon Hogan also joins cast alongside Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Bruno Ganz; production update from Sweden.

Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi sets Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem drama for September

7-Mar-2017 | By Louise Tutt

Oscar-winning director reveals more details about his upcoming Spanish-language project.

Kensukes Kingdom

'Ethel & Ernest' team board Michael Morpurgo adaptation 'Kensuke’s Kingdom'

7-Mar-2017 | By

Script from The Railway Man writer will be produced by the Ethel & Ernest team and Working Title co-founder Sarah Radclyffe.

The Night Manager

'The Night Manager' second series in development

7-Mar-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Susanne Bier reveals that a script is being developed for BBC and AMC.


Tribeca 2017 unveils short film line-up

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

New work features John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Kobe Bryant.

Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait

Cohen Media Group acquires 'Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait'

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Al Pacino, Bono among talking heads in documentary profile. Separately, The Orchard has picked up Rotterdam premiere Super Dark Times, while Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire Tracktown.

Antony Hunt

'Trollhunters' show animators Nitrogen acquired by Cinesite Studios

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Move expands Cinesite’s feature animation capabilities into Vancouver.

The Summer of the Flying Fish

Latin American projects set for Toulouse works in progress

7-Mar-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Joint initiative between San Sebastián and Cinélatino-Rencontres de Toulouse has selected six films from 198 applications.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' gets adult-only rating in Russia

7-Mar-2017 | By

Children won’t be admitted to live-action remake; film’s ‘gay moment’ criticised by Russian politician as “propaganda of sin”.


Dragomir Mrsic to star in Swedish series 'Alex' for MTG

7-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Rakel Wärmländer co-stars in six-part corrupt cop drama from the Oscar-nominated producer of A Man Called Ove.

Joel Guralnick

Bron announces key executive appointments

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Vancouver producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert brings on COO-general counsel and business affairs executives after recent moves to ramp up US presence.

The Triplets Of Belleville

Flemish animation industry set for funding boost

7-Mar-2017 | By

Flanders funding organisation will invest €750,000 in a feature film every year.

The Swan

Icelandic films previewed at Stockfish include next movie from 'Rams' producer

7-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Seven projects presented at Reykjavik-based film festival.


EFP to support record 33 sellers at Filmart

7-Mar-2017 | By

Films to receive Film Sales Support include Berlin titles On Body And Soul, Felicite and Spoor.

Lipstick Under My Burka

'Lipstick Under My Burka' to open IFFLA 2017

7-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The 15th edition of the Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA) features two world premieres, five North American premieres.

Pentagon Papers

Steven Spielberg teams with Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep on 'The Post'

6-Mar-2017 | By

Amblin Entertainment project will mark fifth collaboration between director and Hanks.

Kiro Russo

'Dark Skull' named best picture at Cartagena

6-Mar-2017 | By

Jurors, audiences award prizes at culmination of Colombian event; the oldest film festival in Latin America.

Filmart 2017 preview

Hong Kong Filmart 2017: Preview


Read Screen’s preview of the 2017 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).


Kenneth Lonergan defends Casey Affleck in student newspaper

6-Mar-2017 | By

Manchester By The Sea director hits back at comment piece run by The Wesleyan Argus.


UK box office: 'Logan' posts big opening as 'Moonlight' gets Oscar boost

6-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s latest X-Men offering scores second biggest debut of the franchise with non-final $11.6m (£9.43m).


Mundial boards world sales on SXSW premiere 'Tormentero'

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IM Global’s Latino sales subsidiary ramps up before Texas festival.

Cannes Croisette

Cannes Marché reveals Frontières genre forum details

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Trio of projects garner praise from industry; dates set for Cannes producer pitching event.

Take Me

The Orchard acquires Tribeca premiere 'Take Me'

6-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Filmmakers set up fake abduction website to promote film.


CMG line-up animates a flurry of deals

6-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s sales company announces slew of Berlin deals led by Ainbo, New Life; horror-thriller Havenhurst sells to Soda Pictures in UK.

Ari Lantos

Serendipity Point begins production on sci-fi 'Clara'

6-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Producer Ari Lantos promises the story “balances both scientific discovery and spiritual exploration in a way that is distinctly unique and original.”

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie adventure 'Marian' lands at Sony

6-Mar-2017 | By

Suicide Squad star to play lead in new twist on British legend. Separately, Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in comedic road movie The Shitheads.

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer joins 'Rotterdam, I Love You'

6-Mar-2017 | By

Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven also signs on for portmanteau project.


Heavily-edited version of 'Logan' tops China box office

6-Mar-2017 | By Silvia Wong

X-Men spin-off makes $48.34m, pushing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter into second place.


Netflix boards Korean zombie series 'Kingdom'

6-Mar-2017 | By

Kim Seong-hun, director of 2016 hit Tunnel, will direct the period zombie action thriller series, scripted by Signal writer Kim Eun-hee.

To Walk Invisible

BBC commissions Sally Wainwright period drama

6-Mar-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Shibden Hall, written by Wainwright, is from the co-producer of War And Peace.


'Logan' tears into $247.4m worldwide launch (update)

5-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 6 UPDATE: Fox tentpole dominates as La La Land nears $400m worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crosses $250m internationally.


Fox’s 'Logan' carves up North American rivals on $88.4m (update)

5-Mar-2017 | By

MARCH 6 UPDATE: Best picture Oscar winner Moonlight more than doubles theatre-count as running total climbs to $25.2m through A24.

Tribeca virtual reality

Tribeca unveils Storyscapes, Virtual Arcade

3-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival organisers on Friday announced the Tribeca Immersive programme will comprise 29 VR exhibits including 20 world premieres.

Swen enters UK distribution with Venice title 'The Journey'

3-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Expanding Swen Group strikes deal with IM Global for Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ drama starring Timothy Spall.

La La Land

Lionsgate, Amazon strike exclusive India streaming pact

3-Mar-2017 | By

Deal includes La La Land, Deepwater Horizon and TV hits Mad Men and Anger Management.


'Logan' released in China with parental advisory despite 14 minutes of cuts

3-Mar-2017 | By

X-Men spin-off is the first film to be affected by China’s new Film Industry Promotion Law.

James Franco

Cinedigm acquires two films produced by James Franco

3-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The actor’s Elysium Bandini Studios produced the projects in association with Los Angeles film schools.

ryan gosling

Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao, Anonymous Content team on 'The Underwater Welder'

3-Mar-2017 | By

Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel tells of an underwater welder who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.

Love Off The Cuff

'Love Off The Cuff' to open Hong Kong film festival

3-Mar-2017 | By

Pang Ho-cheung’s romantic comedy will have its world premiere at the event.

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'Logan' dominates UK social buzz as 'Kong' looms large

3-Mar-2017 | By

X-Men spin-off hold off rising charge from forthcoming King Kong reboot.

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Gareth Edwards talks 'Rogue One' Darth Vader end scene

3-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

At a Bafta event, the director said the fan favourite sequence was the last scene shot for the film.


Börkur Sigthorsson starts shoot for 'Mules'; signs on for 'Trapped' series 2

3-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic director makes his feature debut for RVK Studios; he will direct four episodes of next series of hit TV show Trapped.

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Amazon Studios exec Roy Price to deliver keynote at MIPTV

3-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

MTG’s Jørgen Madsen Lindemann will also speak at event.

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Cannes Atelier to host UK, Palestinian, Asian projects

3-Mar-2017 | By Will Tentindo

The Cannes Atelier will feature 15 titles.

House Of Cards

House of Cards creator preps BBC political thriller

3-Mar-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Kudos to produce Westminster drama.

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Bruno Dumont, Asghar Farhadi to feature at Qumra talent event in Doha

3-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer Michel Merkt, Cohen Media Group’s John Kochman and long-time The Simpsons writer-producer Mike Reiss will also attend.


'SS-GB' director Philipp Kadelbach's new feature gets German deal

3-Mar-2017 | By

UFA Distribution teams up with Global Screen to sell So Viel Zeit, based on Frank Goosen novel.

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Tribeca 2017 unveils Competition, Spotlight, Viewpoints, Midnight

2-Mar-2017 | By

Festival receives record number of submissions as top brass trim roster by 20%.

Curzon appoints head of distribution and head of acquisitions

2-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Curzon Aritificial Eye promotes executives to key roles.

The Paris Opera

Losange scores key deals on doc 'The Paris Opera'

2-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary capturing world famous music institution is sold to US, Canada and Germany.

Dersu Uzala

Huayi Brothers to produce unfilmed Akira Kurosawa script

2-Mar-2017 | By

Japanese director wrote The Masque Of The Black Death before his death in 1998.

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Odeon "pivoting from film-centric to guest-centric" strategy

2-Mar-2017 | By

Odeon executive Peter Waugh was among industry to discuss customer outreach and booking fees at UKCA ‘Data Day’.


Breaking Glass acquires Icelandic drama 'Heartsone'

2-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson directed Venice 2016 Queer Lion winner. Separately, FilmRise has acquired Sundance documentary It’s Not Yet Dark.


Rockzeline boards Australian sci-fi thriller 'Restoration'

2-Mar-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stu Willis directed story in multiple formats.


The Film Foundation launches the African Film Heritage Project

2-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Martin Scorsese’s foundation in new bid to restore African film.


Content Media acquires 'WHITNEY Can I Be Me'

2-Mar-2017 | By

Documentary set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.


AFI FEST 2017 announces festival dates

2-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

2016 event opened with world premiere of Rules Don’t Apply directed by and starring ill-fated Oscar best picture presenter Warren Beatty.

Richard Madden

Amazon spring 2017 pilots include Richard Madden drama

2-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

Streaming giant’s slate also includes comedy from creator of Gilmore Girls.

Little Wing

'Little Wing' director to shoot next feature in autumn

2-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Drama, set to shoot in East Helsinki, will touch on teenage pregnancy and extreme right


'X-Men' spin-off 'Logan' launches in 85 territories


Fifty Shades Darker nears $250 mark, XXX: Return Of Xander Cage eyes $300m.

Oscars gaffe

PwC duo will not work Oscars again

1-Mar-2017 | By

Academy spokesperson confirms latest development after Sunday’s epic mix-up.

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Netflix declines to comment on Scott Stuber film division reports

1-Mar-2017 | By

The streaming giant is ramping up plans for its film division but declined to confirm reports over who might run it.


Netflix reveals $1.75bn European production investment

1-Mar-2017 | By

CEO Reed Hastings outlines streaming giant’s commitment to European content; teaser for first German original series revealed.


Gaumont to sell cinema chain stake to Pathé for $400m

1-Mar-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France’s oldest cinema company quits exhibition to focus on TV and film production. 


Netflix boards high-profile series from BBC and Canal+

1-Mar-2017 | By Chris Curtis, Broadcast

Troy: Fall Of A City, from The Night Manager writer David Farr, likely to be among BBC1’s most expensive dramas; service also boards thriller from Homeland writer.

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Bella Thorne joins 'Assassination Nation'

1-Mar-2017 | By

The thriller from Foxtail Entertainment, Phantom Four and new partner Bron Studios in association with Creative Wealth Media is set to begin shooting this spring in Louisiana.

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Fox promotes Keith Feldman to president of worldwide home entertainment

1-Mar-2017 | By

The executive most recently served as president of worldwide distribution for the home entertainment division.


A third of UK cinema releases grossed less than £10,000 in 2016

1-Mar-2017 | By

The top 20 films made up 48.6% of box office, notes the 2016 FDA yearbook; advertising spend decreases again.

YouTube Red

YouTube Red boosts YouTube creators' free following, panel hears

1-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

YouTube global head of original content Susanne Daniels offers peek into early content strategy at Banff Connect LA.

David Fincher

Netflix dates David Fincher crime drama 'Mindhunter', reveals first footage

1-Mar-2017 | By

David Fincher, Asif Kapadia, Tobias Lindholm and Andrew Douglas are directors; Charlize Theron is an executive producer.

War Machine

Netflix reveals release date, first teaser for Brad Pitt satire 'War Machine'

1-Mar-2017 | By

Movie directed by Animal Kingdom’s David Michod will get May 26 release.

Last Men In Aleppo

CPH:DOX to host 75 world premieres

1-Mar-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Syria doc Last Men In Aleppo will open the Copenhagen documentary festival.

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos says Netflix has "mostly" moved on from broadcaster friction

1-Mar-2017 | By

Chief content officer discussed relationships with networks.


RealD acquires Masterimage assets after winning patent battle

1-Mar-2017 | By Screen staff

3D tech companies were previously locked in a legal battle over patent infringements.


AMC in talks with studios over shorter theatrical window

28-Feb-2017 | By

AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron addresses taboo subject during Tuesday earnings call.

Best picture Oscar gaffe

Warren Beatty seeks explanation over Oscars mishap

28-Feb-2017 | By

Academy had not commented at time of writing on request by ill-fated best picture presenter.

Casey Affleck

Casey Affleck survival drama scores Berlin sales for Sierra/Affinity

28-Feb-2017 | By

Oscar winner directs and stars in Light Of My Life, which has begun shooting in Vancouver.

Rodolphe Buet

Studiocanal promotes Anna Marsh as executive Rodolphe Buet departs

28-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Anna Marsh takes over Buet’s international distribution remit in promotion to evp international distribution. 

Lionsgate dates Pantelion comedy '3 Idiotas'

28-Feb-2017 | By

DISTRIBUTION: Separately, Universal dates Trolls 2; FilmRise acquires Free And Easy, The Good Postman; IFC takes Rebel In The Rye.

CinemaCon to honour Chris Meledandri

28-Feb-2017 | By

Animation leading light is brains behind Despicable Me, Ice Age, Sing franchises.


Pirating of film and TV cost France €1.35bn in 2016 (report)

28-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France is losing the piracy battle, suggests report.


'Baahubali: The Conclusion', restored 1920's feature 'Shiraz' set for UK debuts

28-Feb-2017 | By

Restoration set for London Film Festival; Baahubali: The Conclusion to play in BFI’s upcoming Indian film programme.

Tsui Hark

Tsui Hark to be honoured at Asian Film Awards

28-Feb-2017 | By

The Journey To The West director is one of China’s most bankable filmmakers.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' tops China box office with huge debut

28-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Resident Evil scares away $91m; Assassin’s Creed debuts in third; February box office dipped approximately 13%.

Oscars gaffe

PwC names partner responsible for Oscar gaffe

28-Feb-2017 | By

The Academy also releases statement saying it is “investigating the circumstances” behind the mix-up.

Adam Tenenbaum

Adam Tenenbaum launches Outside The Box

28-Feb-2017 | By

The Hard Way Out, Pure Speed first two titles on the slate.

eOne logo

eOne Television appoints head of global and legal affairs 

28-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ex-Lionsgate, Viacom and UTA executive joins TV wing of distribution outfit.


Sky Atlantic, Showtime order Benedict Cumberbatch drama

28-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

The series will be an adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels.


Lotte seals US, Japan deals on thriller 'Bluebeard'

28-Feb-2017 | By

Lee Soo-youn’s mystery thriller stars Cho Jin-woong, Kim Dae-myung and Shin Gu.

Donald Trump

Trump: Oscars focus on politics caused best picture blunder

27-Feb-2017 | By

After staying off Twitter during Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, the US president broke his silence on Monday.


'Moonlight' wins best picture at dramatic Oscars 2017

27-Feb-2017 | By

In a shock finale to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the drama was named best picture moments after La La Land had been declared the winner in error.

BBC Films

Rose Garnett appointed director of BBC Films

27-Feb-2017 | By

BBC Films appoints Film4 executive to lead role.

Oscars gaffe

PricewaterhouseCoopers takes blame for Oscars mix-up

27-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Accountancy firm release statement after chaotic finale to Academy Awards.


Oscars 2017: The most memorable speeches

27-Feb-2017 | By

How the winners reacted at this year’s uneventful Oscars.

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Oscars 2017: Hollywood reacts to Warren Beatty best picture gaffe

27-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

The excruciating mix-up overshadowed the rest of the show.

The LEGO Batman Movie

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' records hat-trick

27-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker crosses £20m mark in third weekend.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

'Lipstick Under My Burkha' wins Glasgow audience award

27-Feb-2017 | By

Indian drama was recently refused a release certificate in India due to its subject matter.


Miyazaki comes out of retirement for feature film

27-Feb-2017 | By

Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki confirmed the news at a pre-Oscars event.

IMAX Bona Film Group

Bona Film Group signs 30-theatre deal with IMAX

27-Feb-2017 | By

Agreement makes Bona one of IMAX’s top five exhibitor partners in China.

Little Boxes

Gunpowder & Sky Distribution picks up 'Little Boxes'

27-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Separately, Films We Like has acquired Daniel Warth’s Slamdance award-winner Dim The Fluorescents. 

Kevin O'Connell

'Unluckiest Oscar nominee of all time' finally wins

27-Feb-2017 | By

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell had lost out 20 times before last night’s ceremony.


Oscars 2017: Full list of winners

26-Feb-2017 | By

Moonlight claimed the top prize at Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards in a dramatic finale.

Asghar Farhadi

Oscars 2017: Dignified response to Donald Trump overshadowed by best picture gaffe

26-Feb-2017 | By

Asghar Farhadi and Gael Garcia Bernal spoke out against the US president.

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Oscars best picture gaffe sends Academy into tailspin

26-Feb-2017 | By

Top brass and show producers were left stunned when Sunday’s bungled climax added a notorious coda to what had been up until then a good-humoured and classy show.

Get Out

'Get Out' tops North American charts on $33.4m (update)

26-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film debuted at number one in the latest low-budget hit for the studio’s partnership with Blumhouse Productions.

Bill Paxton

Bill Paxton: Hollywood reacts to actor's death

26-Feb-2017 | By

“Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”

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'Aliens' and 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton dies aged 61

26-Feb-2017 | By

US actor dies following “complications from surgery”, according to family statement.


'Moonlight' wins best feature at 2017 Spirit Awards

26-Feb-2017 | By

A24’s drama – and the distributor itself – enjoyed a huge Saturday afternoon at Film Independent’s 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter' storms China on $94.3m (update)

26-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: The Great Wall reaches $300m worldwide

13 Hours

Academy strips sound mixer of nomination on eve of ceremony

25-Feb-2017 | By

Governors act on recommendation of sound branch executive committee.

Ritzy Brixton

Picturehouse stands firm over pay dispute despite further strike action

25-Feb-2017 | By

UK entertainment union Bectu is holding a protest in London today with striking Picturehouse staff.


'Elle', Isabelle Huppert among César Awards 2017 winners

24-Feb-2017 | By Screen reporters, Melanie Goodfellow

France’s highest film awards were handed out at the 42nd annual ceremony in Paris on Friday [24].


'Lion', 'Hidden Figures' lead best picture Oscar nominees in box office surge

24-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein shows he still has that awards season magic.

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Buyers of Scorsese's 'Irishman' call potential Netflix deal “fake news”

24-Feb-2017 | By

The finance plan for Martin Scorsese’s mob story remains unclear.


Oscar foreign-language nominees: ‘We refuse to think in terms of borders'

24-Feb-2017 | By

The six nominated directors in the best foreign-language Oscar category on Friday issued a stirring joint statement two days before the Academy Awards.

Bye Bye Germany

The Match Factory secures key deals across Berlin slate

24-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Festival winners sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.  


'Logan' tops UK social media buzz

24-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Superhero spin-off edges out John Wick and Hidden Figures to top weekly chart.

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Matt Reeves confirmed to direct Ben Affleck in 'The Batman'

24-Feb-2017 | By

Affleck was on board to direct the film but stepped aside to prioritise his performance.

Guardian Angel

First three projects approved for Finland's production incentive

24-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Finland now offerering 25% incentive for film and TV production.

The Expendables 3

China's Recon Holding acquires 51% of Millennium Films in $100m deal

23-Feb-2017 | By

The Expendables and London Has Fallen producer has sold a majority stake to the owner of Aston Villa Football Club.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' eyes $250m by end of weekend

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile Paramount’s XXX: Return Of Xander Cage continues its march towards $300m.

Matt Ross

'Captain Fantastic' director Matt Ross signs up for sci-fi 'Tomorrow And Tomorrow'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Sci-fi crime thriller for TriStar based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.


Menemsha sets North American release for Berlinale premiere '1945'

23-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ferenc Török’s drama explores postwar Hungary before the Communist take-over.

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Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen to star in comedy 'Flarsky'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe announced the project on Thursday.

Damien Chazelle

COLCOA French Film Festival unveils French Classics programme

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle given Carte Blanche to present influential French film.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller joins 'The Catcher Was A Spy'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels among previously announced cast.


Toronto to reduce line-up by 20%

23-Feb-2017 | By

City To City, Vanguard axed from 2017 edition.

Liam Neeson

Lionsgate sets Liam Neeson thriller 'The Commuter' for 2018

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The action thriller financed by Studiocanal has moved back from its initial 2017 slot.

On Body And Soul

Growing Spanish buyer strikes for Berlin winner and Sundance hit 'God's Own Country'

23-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish arthouse distributor Karma inks deals for several titles and broadens its slate.

Das Boot

'Das Boot' sequel finds director

23-Feb-2017 | By

The $28.5m TV series is being developed by Sky Germany with other partners.

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Ymagis Group revenues up 13% in 2016

23-Feb-2017 | By

European cinema technologies specialist sees earnings jump year-on-year and is now eyeing the Chinese market.

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Martin Scorsese criticises watching films at home, despite reported Netflix deal for 'The Irishman'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Speaking at a BFI event in London, the director said film viewing on tablet or TV was “not the best way”.

Final Portrait

eOne, Olive Productions strike first-look deal

23-Feb-2017 | By

Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.


SXSW 2017 scores coup with closing night film

22-Feb-2017 | By

Festival executives unveil several features and VR projects ahead of the jamboree in Austin, Texas, that runs from March 10-19.

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Netflix closing in on Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Stars align as streaming giant eyes its latest notable acquisition target.


Brad Grey confirms Paramount exit

22-Feb-2017 | By

Studio chairman and CEO departs after 12 years on back of ill-fated 2016.

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Ben Foster to star in 'My Abandonment' for Bron, First Look

22-Feb-2017 | By

Production on father-daughter drama set for April start in Portland, Oregon.

Pokemon XYZ Volcanion And The Clockwork Magearna

Sony Pictures, Mitsui & Co in animation JV

22-Feb-2017 | By

Joint venture launches on March 31 and will produce, distribute content.

Jason Fisher

First Look Media announces key production, acquisition hires 

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The move comes as the Los Angeles-based film and TV company ramps up operations.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam in CinemaCon award

22-Feb-2017 | By

The official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honour the British star on March 30.

Black Sails

Hulu acquires streaming rights to 'Black Sails'

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.

The B-Side

Neon snaps up Errol Morris doc 'The B-Side'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Documentary explores work of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

IMAX and Disney extend slate deal including 'Star Wars 9', 'Indiana Jones 5'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Marvel films, Pixar sequels will also get the IMAX treatment.

John Dalli Mystery

CPH:DOX reveals competition line-up

22-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

The documentary festival is also launching a fifth competition strand at its 2017 edition.

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Croatian filmmakers protest against 'political influence and control'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Industry figures have issued a rallying cry to protect their autonomy in the face of perceived government interference.

Number of films with female leads reaches record high in 2016

22-Feb-2017 | By

Study shows that 29% of films in 2016 had a woman as the lead character.

Sundance Institute

Industry leaders launch gender equity initiative ReFrame

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute have announced the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.

Pushing Dead

Shoreline acquires world sales rights at EFM to AIDS-related comedy

22-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.

Paramount Pictures

Paramount chief Brad Grey departure said to be imminent

21-Feb-2017 | By

After a year of flops, executive committee takes helm at the studio.

Erin Eggers

Film and TV production company Penchant Entertainment launches

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Initial slate includes The Scrawl and The Mean Tide.

Han Solo SOP

Han Solo 'Star Wars' feature starts production

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London on the untitled stand-alone Star Wars prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role.

Steve Christian

Former Pinewood and CinemaNX executive Steve Christian dies aged 53

21-Feb-2017 | By

Industry veteran, co-producer of Fox’s upcoming untitled A.A. Milne biopic, died suddenly at home last weekend.

I Dream in Another Language

FilmRise acquires two films from Mundial

21-Feb-2017 | By

Both South American titles premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Quantum Of Solace

'Bridge Of Spies' writer to adapt spy novel 'M: Maxwell Knight' for TV

21-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Forthcoming novel chronicles real life story of the man who was the inspiration for the character M in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.


Tribeca All Access awards $100,000 in grants to 10 projects

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Five fiction, five documentary projects from underrepresented voices to receive support.

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NFTS crowns 2017 student winners

21-Feb-2017 | By

Pig Heart Boy writer Malorie Blackman was presented with an honorary NFTS fellowship.

It's The Law

True Colours strikes deals for 'It's The Law', 'One Kiss and 'Monolith'

21-Feb-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Brisk business for Italian sales outfit at EFM.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' builds as 'Moonlight' shines

20-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $2.78m (£2.23m) opening; Moonlight posts strong site average.

La La Land

'La La Land' opens second at China box office

20-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.

Summer 1993

Berlin winner 'Summer 1993' heads to France

20-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe inked deals on the film for France and Turkey at this month’s EFM.

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Search engines, creative industries launch new scheme to fight piracy

20-Feb-2017 | By

UK initiative sees Google and Bing working with rights holders.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' wins top prize from International Cinephile Society

20-Feb-2017 | By

German comedy wins five awards, including best picture and director.

Other Side Of Hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' tops Screen's final jury grid

20-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest was tops pack of Berlinale competition titles.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' crosses $190m int'l (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.

The LEGO Batman Movie

'LEGO Batman' rules North America; 'The Great Wall' cracks (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ animation held on to pole position over a sluggish four-day Presidents’ Day weekend as an estimated $42.7m propelled the running total to $107.3m.


WGA unveils winners in 2017 awards

19-Feb-2017 | By

The Writers Guild Of America, West and East held simultaneous ceremonies on both coasts on Sunday night.

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Berlin Film Festival 2017: winners revealed

18-Feb-2017 | By ,

UPDATE WITH KEY SPEECHES: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.

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HKIFF to screen all seven of Edward Yang’s films

18-Feb-2017 | By

Festival to host a retrospective of the work of late Taiwanese filmmaker.


First teaser: Lucrecia Martel's 'Zama'

17-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Drama is co-produced by Augustin and Pedro Almodóvar.

Logan Lucky 2

First look at Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky' starring Daniel Craig

17-Feb-2017 | By

Bleecker Street set to distribute in the US; film gets August release date.

Train To Busan

Korean film industry exports up 82% in 2016

17-Feb-2017 | By

Increase driven by films including Train To Busan, provision of VFX services and hosting shoots such as Netflix’s Okja.


'Insyriated' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

17-Feb-2017 | By

Syria-set drama set to benefit from European exhibition support.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski plans legal bid to return to US

17-Feb-2017 | By

Chinatown director has been a fugitive from US for 40 years after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' dominates UK social media buzz

17-Feb-2017 | By

Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel continues to dominate social media chatter.

When Animals Dream

Jonas Arnby, Ulrika Bengts films selected for Nordic Genre Boost

17-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Seven films selected for scheme, which awards projects a $24,000 development fund.


Berlin: Propellor Film Tech Hub raises 11 calls to action

17-Feb-2017 | By

The film industry’s use of data and the need to establish better education among issues discussed.

The Girl On The Train

Universal takes minority stake in Amblin Partners

16-Feb-2017 | By

Universal Filmed Entertainment has joined strategic investors Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, eOne, and Alibaba Pictures.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson in early talks to direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

16-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros. talking to Gibson about replacing David Ayer, according to reports.

On The Beach At Night Alone

Berlin: Hong Sang-soo shines on Screen's Jury Grid

16-Feb-2017 | By

On The Beach At Night Alone scores second-highest rating of competition so far.

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh, Tessa Ross, Alex Garland sign up for talent scheme

16-Feb-2017 | By

UK mentoring programme Guiding Lights attracts top industry figures for eighth edition.

Aaron Gilbert

Bron Studios ramps up LA office with key hires

15-Feb-2017 | By

Vancouver-based producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert announced a pair of key hires on Wednesday as he builds up his US presence and television operations.

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BFI Flare unveils 2017 programme

15-Feb-2017 | By

European premiere of animated musical Torrey Pines among festival highlights.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

'XXX: The Return of Xander Cage' crosses $100m in China

15-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.

Lady Macbeth

iFeatures greenlights three features

15-Feb-2017 | By ,

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Stars of Tomorrow involved in trio of projects set for production.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto to direct crime noir '77'

15-Feb-2017 | By

The Oscar-winning actor’s scripted feature directorial debut is a crime thriller set up at Paramount based on an original screenplay by James Ellroy.

Kept Boy

Breaking Glass acquires dark comedy 'Kept Boy'

15-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer-director George Bamber’s gay dark comedy.


'Downhill' director in development on Chilean folklore project

15-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chilean genre master Patricio Valladares is in early talks with potential US and European co-producers on a feature based on indigenous myth.


Berlin: 'Colo' polarises, 'Montauk' falters on Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Karuismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope remains top.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford in near-miss at California airport (reports)

15-Feb-2017 | By

The US star reportedly flew over a passenger jet waiting to take off as he brought his plane down to land in Orange Country on Monday.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Abramorama acquires 'Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan'

15-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor has acquired theatrical rights to Linda Safire and Adam Schlesinger’s film that had its world premiere at last year’s New York Film Festival. 

Gerardo Naranjo

Screen Time: 'Narcos' director: 'Trump just gave us the best prize ever' (video)

15-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WACTH: Director also discusses Mexican cinema and the future of big budget TV.

The White Girl

HAF launches Work-in-Progress Lab

15-Feb-2017 | By

Eight shortlisted projects including Christopher Doyle and Jenny Suen’s The White Girl; Nguyen Phuong Anh’s The Third Wife and Zhou Quan’s End Of Summer.

absolutely fabulous

BBC Films: who’s in the running for the top job?

15-Feb-2017 | By

Screen considers potential runners and riders.

Axolotl Overkill

FilmRise picks up 'Axolotl Overkill'

15-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to Helene Hegemann’s recent Sundance premiere, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition special jury award for cinematography.

Other side of hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' soars to top Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.

'Star Wars' spoof drives strong EFM sales for Covert Media

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.


Roman Polanski thriller 'Based On A True Story' goes to SPC

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller recently wrapped production in Paris.

Beyond the clouds

Zee launches sales on Majid Majidi's first Indian film 'Beyond The Clouds'

14-Feb-2017 | By

Iranian director Majidi helming coming-of-age story with all Indian cast.

La La Land

China debut propels 'La La Land' past $300m worldwide

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.

The Big Sick

US Briefs: 'The Big Sick' in Lionsgate theatrical release

14-Feb-2017 | By

The Sundance hit acquired by Amazon Studios will open in limited release on June 23 ahead of wide roll-out on July 14.

I Am The Blues

Film Movement acquires documentary trio

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The New York-based distributor acquired US rights to Daniel Cross’ documentary I Am The Blues in Berlin and plans a limited theatrical release followed by a digital and home video release.

Donald Trump

Berlin: industry defiant in face of potential travel ban

14-Feb-2017 | By

“Trump will only make American society poorer,” Insyriated actress Hiam Abbass told Screen.

How To Break Up With My Cat

Mirovision strikes Japan deals on Korean titles in Berlin

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: How To Break Up With My Cat, My New Sassy Girl, and Sunshine all sell to Japan.

Screen Berlin 2017 Day 6

Berlin 2017: Screen's dailies


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

The Florida Project

Sean Baker’s 'Florida Project' goes to France

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures scores French deal on Tangerine director’s next feature.

Josh Hartnett 2

Josh Hartnett thriller '6 Below' secures US deal

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tooley Productions strikes EFM deal on Eric LeMarque feature.


Latido racks up key sales on in-demand EFM slate

14-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to US and France.

Elbert Wyche

Screen hires Elbert Wyche as US reporter

14-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Screen launches new editorial strands Screen TV and Screen Time.

Tulips Love Honour And Bike

Atlas picks up Dutch dramedy 'Tulips, Love, Honour And A Bike'

14-Feb-2017 | By ,

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also boards spy drama Margery Booth, which has Stephen Fry attached.

Sexy Durga

MovieSaints VoD platform launches with unusual hook

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US and India-based service will allow users to receive their money back if they don’t like the first ten minutes of a film.


Logical Pictures closes €20m finance round

14-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s financing slate features new films by Simon Saulnier, Eric Charrière and Coralie Fargeat.

Emily Beecham-starring 'Daphne' goes to France, China

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau Sales inks deal with fledgling French distributor Mag Distribution.

The Salesman

Free screening of 'The Salesman' planned in London to protest Trump travel ban

14-Feb-2017 | By

The film’s director Asghar Farhadi is boycotting the Oscars in protest over US immigration policy.

Whiskey Galore 2

'Whisky Galore' remake scores US, UK deals

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow strikes for Gillies MacKinnon rom-com starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Ellie Kendrick; marks company’s first English-language US release.

The Party

Berlin: Sally Potter's 'The Party' divides Screen's Jury Grid

14-Feb-2017 | By

Debuts today include Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights and Sabu’s Mr Long.

STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment appoints new CFO

14-Feb-2017 | By

Andrew Warren hired from Discovery Communications.

Ultimate Justica

Vision Films picks up action thriller 'Ultimate Justice'

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.

Amazon commissioning boss

Amazon hires European commissioning boss

14-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.

EFM 2017 panel

Industry execs urge distribution innovation

13-Feb-2017 | By Nick Goundry

Speakers from Curzon, EFM, and the Nostradamus project discussed how distribution could catch up with other areas of the industry.


Sundance-winning doc 'Machines' sells to US and Europe

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary picked up by Kino Lorber and Dogwoof.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' producer reveals details of Chinese spin-off

13-Feb-2017 | By

Iron Sky: The Ark will be a Chinese-Finnish-Canadian co-production.

La La Land

Baftas 2017: 'La La Land' scoops five as 'Moonlight', 'Nocturnal Animals' are shutout

13-Feb-2017 | By

Damien Chazelle’s musical wins best film, best director and best actress for Emma Stone. Moonlight walks off empty-handed.

Mel Gibson

'Silence' backer Gaston Pavlovich boards Mel Gibson drama

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.

katheryn winnick

Katheryn Winnick signs up for Truenorth's 'Journey Home'

13-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Forrell will direct the story of an Icelandic woman who moves to the UK during the Second World War.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy gangster drama 'Fonzo' attracts backer at EFM

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to direct the film, with production scheduled for autumn.


Christian Petzold’s 'Transit' goes to Match Factory

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German sales agent boards next project from the director of Phoenix [pictured].

I Am Not Your Ego

'I Am Not Your Negro' sells to more than 40 territories

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wide Management has closed a series of deals on the feature doc.


Trio of projects crowned at Berlinale co-pro market

13-Feb-2017 | By

The Wife Of The Pilot, The Bus To Amerika, and Lost Country scoop event’s top awards.

A Fantastic Woman

Berlin: 'A Fantastic Woman' sets early pace on Screen's Jury Grid

13-Feb-2017 | By

Seven titles have registered scores, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama leading the way so far.

The Lure

Alpha Violet, Polish MD4 team on 'The Lure' director's next project

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Second film from Polish director of predatory mermaid picture from Agnieszka Smoczynska explores motherhood.


Atlas picks up Gérard Corbiau's 'Saving Mozart'

13-Feb-2017 | By

Belgian director is mosted noted for his 1994 biographical drama Farinelli [pictured].

Water And Sugar

Carlo Di Palma doc sells to UK, Spain

13-Feb-2017 | By

Water And Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours Of Life premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Red Christmas

Aussie horror-comedy 'Red Christmas' goes to Devilworks

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit has also struck a deal on Lemon Tree Passage to the US.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage’ tops China box office

13-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' whips 'Fifty Shades' to debut top

13-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker leads Fri-Sun with second-biggest 18-rated debut of all time.

Umedia 3

Umedia signs first-look deal with Egoli Tossell

13-Feb-2017 | By

Production company expands international portfolio.


'[Rec]' director Paco Plaza’s 'Veronica' gets France deal

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming horror follows a woman who attempts to bring back her dead father through a Ouija ritual.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs to team with Unifrance, German Films for 2017 edition

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Franco-German Film Meetings event will be taking place at a festival for the first time.

Lee Vandermolen

Redeeming Features hires Lee Vandermolen to oversee finance operation

13-Feb-2017 | By

Former Prescience exec [pictured left] will head up Redeeming Features Capital.

Run The Tide

Premiere picks up Taylor Lautner drama 'Run The Tide'

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lautner stars as a young man dealing with his drug addict mother.

New Trial

Kim Tae-yun’s innocence drama 'New Trial' heads to Japan

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales agent has signed a deal with Japanese distributor New Select.

The Final Master

'The Final Master' wins at Berlin's Asian Brilliant Stars

13-Feb-2017 | By

Xu Haofeng took best director for his martial arts film at the inaugural edition of the event.


Huayi Brothers, Donwa Pictures set for Berlin's Bridging The Dragon

13-Feb-2017 | By

Third edition of production forum will be held at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb 15.

Danny Dyer

Warner Bros unveils UK strategy

13-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Studio’s television department restructures following staff departures.

Hrvoje Hribar

Croatian Audiovisual Centre chief exec steps down

13-Feb-2017 | By

Hrvoje Hribar is resigning from his post after seven years.

Bafta masks

Baftas 2017: The winners’ speeches

12-Feb-2017 | By Sam Warner

Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?


Baftas 2017: Full list of winners


La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.

Gerard Butler

China’s Hishow swoops on 'Hunter Killer', 'Escobar'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The deal is understood to be in the region of $10m, making it one of the biggest deals of the EFM.


Joachim Trier’s 'Thelma' racks up first sales for Memento

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film shot in Oslo in September is due to be delivered this spring.

Four Tops

Universal Music Group relaunches Polygram label, sets Motown doc

12-Feb-2017 | By

LA company launches Motown documentary with Berry Gordy.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' opens on $100m international

12-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office. 

Donald Trump

Eight talking points ahead of the Baftas

12-Feb-2017 | By

From La La Land’s potential sweep to an overlooked diversity conundrum, Screen weighs in.


Portugal launches tax rebate

12-Feb-2017 | By

Production incentive set to be operational by March 2017.

Lego Batman

'The Lego Batman Movie' wins North American box office on $56m

12-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ family tentpole emerged top of a pack of new releases that included Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate-Summit’s John Wick: Chapter Two.

Beauty and the dogs

Lucrecia Martel, Paulo Branco join Qumra masters as 2017 projects revealed

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Upcoming films by Babak Jalali,  Kaouther Ben Hania and Bassem among the 34 projects due to attend this year.

Diego Luna Rogue One

Screen Time: Berlin jury member Diego Luna talks Mexico, Trump and 'Rogue One' (video)

12-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WATCH: Screen interviews the Mexican actor-director-producer at the 2017 Berlinale.

Ken Loach

Ken Loach slams government in Bafta speech for 'I, Daniel Blake'

12-Feb-2017 | By

Director delivers fiery acceptance speech after winning Outstanding British Film.

Oleg Sentsov at Berlin

Berlinale industry show solidarity for imprisoned Oleg Sentsov

12-Feb-2017 | By

Agnieszka Holland among those to voice concern for the Ukrainian director’s ongoing incarceration.

IFC buys Armando Iannucci’s 'The Death Of Stalin'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The seven-figure North American deal came together quickly in Berlin on Saturday and reunites the distributor and director of In The Loop.

Galveston Ben Foster

First look at Ben Foster in Nic Pizzalotto thriller 'Galveston'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mélanie Laurent-directed revenge-thriller is now underway in Georgia; cast rounds out.

Jerusalem Film Festival

Jerusalem fest launches festival-focused industry strand

12-Feb-2017 | By

The event will provide a platform for festival professionals to discuss key topics; delegates from Berlin, Sundance, Venice and Karlovy Vary expected to attend.


Cate Blanchett multi-character drama 'Manifesto' goes to Soda, NonStop

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent The Match Factory scores UK, Scandinavia deals on hot EFM title.

Bold Films

Bold Films expands global output deals

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based production outfit has new output deals with territories including the Middle East, Latin America, and Scandinvia.

Olivier Megaton

Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the EFM

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at EFM. 

Sami Blood

'Sami Blood' scores more deals

12-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: As the Berlinale NATIVe selection wins another top prize in Santa Barbara, LevelK closes deals with four more buyers.

The Hippopotamus

Truffle Pictures scores key 'Hippopotamus' deals

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel.


Still Moving broadens slate into Arab cinema 

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales and production company fills out slate with upcoming films by the Alayan brothers and new Egyptian title.


Loco takes on German debut 'Paths' ahead of Berlin debut

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in festival’s Perspective Deutsches Kino programme on Feb 13.

The Evil In Us

Studiocanal, RLJ Entertainment grab horror movie 'The Evil In Us'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent Raven Banner has inked a series of deals on the title.

Lino 3D

FilmSharks to handle 'Lino 3D' sales for Fox International

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family animation will open in Latin America later this year.

Indie Vision

Russia's Indie Vision inks deals on first EFM slate

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company scores sales on titles inlcuding Middleground, Petersburg, A Selfie, and Aestetik.


Canada's Nitrogen Studios boards animation 'Arkie'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nitrogen joins The Lost Thing producers Passion Pictures Australia on the project.

Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk

Summerside picks up Finnish hit 'Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family film has been a box office success in its native Finland.

Blind Sun

Reel Suspects inks 'Blind Sun' deal with Shudder

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Reed Suspects also closes further deals on its EFM slate.

March Of The Penguins

'March Of The Penguins 2', 'Lumiere!' head to Benelux

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Septmber Films has inked deals for multiple titles.

lazlo nemes

Hungarian Film Fund rolls big on Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The organisation is heavily backing the next film from the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul director.


Chinese online portal MEIFine claims quota free access

12-Feb-2017 | By

Steve Wang of Worldwide Business Team and Craig Santy’s Great Eastern International will over foreign content acquisitions.

Toby Fell-Holden

Western Edge plot Star of Tomorrow Toby Fell-Holden’s feature debut

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Incident follows a teenage girl who is the subject of a witch hunt at her school.

You Mean The World To Me

Good Move picks up Malaysian drama 'You Mean The World To Me'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Yann Yann Yeo, Swee Lin Neo and Frederick Lee star.

You Can't Escape Lithuania

Wavelength secures French deal for 'You Can't Escape Lithuania'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT road movie goes to Optimale; Slingshot Films picks up Ivan.

Little Pink House

Film Mode boards 'Little Pink House'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Balaker’s drama premiered at Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this month.

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin boards animation 'Elliott The Littlest Reindeer'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Homeland actress joins voice cast of family animation.

Dave Bautista

US Briefs: Dave Bautista joins 'Hotel Artemis'

11-Feb-2017 | By

The Guardians Of The Galaxy star will join Jodie Foster in The Ink Factory’s thriller about a nurse at a hospital for criminals who suspects one of her charges is planning an assassination.

Fighting With My Family

MGM in lavish worldwide deal for 'Fighting With My Family'

11-Feb-2017 | By

In one of the biggest EFM deals ever, the studio has paid what Screen understands to be in the mid-teens for the upcoming comedy drama.


Cate Blanchett-starring 'Manifesto' racks up further sales

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals have gone to multiple territories including Italy and Australia.

Werk Ohne Autor

Curzon AE, Rai, Diaphana board 'Werk Ohne Autor'

11-Feb-2017 | By

Beta Cinema has inked key deals on the drama starring Tom Schilling [pictured], Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer.

The Ghoul

Arrow takes multiple territories on 'The Ghoul'

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Ben Wheatley executive produced Gareth Tunley’s debut feature which was BIFA nominated and premiered at LFF.

Anna Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to join 'The Sea Change'

11-Feb-2017 | By

The rising star is circling the romantic drama that Rocket Science has introduced to world buyers in Berlin.  

The Lunchbox

'The Lunchbox' star Nimrat Kaur boards 'Tip Top Taj Mahal'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: C International Sales has picked up the project’s international rights.

Guy Pearce Toni Collette

Celluloid Dreams scores pre-sales on Guy Pearce, Toni Collette romantic thriller

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble romantic thriller Andorra, also featuring Gillian Anderson secures German distribution.


Emile Hirsch, Alice Eve and Vanessa Hudgens join 'The Pre-Nup'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynn will direct the romantic comedy.

On Chesil Beach

First look: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle in 'On Chesil Beach'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Brooklyn star in drama from Carol producers.

Ode To My Father

Salman Khan boards 'Ode To My Father' Indian remake

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Reel Life Production takes remake rights to Korean epic Ode To My Father from CJ Entertainment.

The Wound

Berlin Panorama title 'The Wound' gets US deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired the Sundance premiere.

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha spies two new projects

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.


FilmSharks cuts US deal on 'Inseparables'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Marcos Carnevale’s Argentinian remake of Intouchables starring Coppa Volpi winner Oscar Martinez continues to be a hot seller for Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based sales company.

Octavio Is Dead

First look: Sarah Gadon's radical new look in 'Octavio Is Dead!'

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: WTFilms reveals the first image of Sook-Yin Lee’s new feature.

Jakub Gierszal

Jakub Gierszal to play math genius in 'Adventures Of A Mathematician'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Shooting Star joins Thor Klein’s feature; Solo Productions also sign on.

Arto Halonen

AMBI picks up Scandi thriller 'Guardian Angel'

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.

Our Patriots

Other Angle boards Senegalese resistance fighter drama 'Our Patriots'

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.


'Sin City', 'Wild Tales' producers team for Gregory Widen fantasy movie

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highlander creator to direct first film since The Prophecy; team also includes UK outfit Bad Penny Productions.


F&ME's busy co-pro slate includes feature debut from 'Gomorra' writer Braucci

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: F&ME slate includes two projects with Ida writer Rebecca Lenckiewicz; plus Streetkids United III.


Swen Group takes Berlin Generation title 'Stonehead'

11-Feb-2017 | By

Chinese director Zhao Xiang makes his feature debut on the title.

Holy Air

New Europe takes Israeli comedy 'Holy Air' to EFM

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Shady Srour as a man who provides for his family by selling bottled holy air.


Psychological thriller 'Moka' gets North American deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Frédéric Mermoud’s latest stars Emmanuelle Devos.

First Round Down

Heist comedy 'First Round Down' gets sales deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian outfit Marina Cordoni Entertainment is taking the title to the EFM.

Hero With A Thousand Faces

Film Mode launches doc arm with 'Blackfish' producers' ebola film

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces which features Barack Obama and Jon Stewart.

Body Electric

M-Appeal racks up EFM sales

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals include for The Fool, The Major, Without Name and Body Electric [pictured].

Access All Areas

Spotlight picks up UK coming of age film 'Access All Areas' starring Ella Purnell

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film shot on location at Bestival in UK.

It Stains The Sands Red

MPI Media launches zombie thriller 'It Stains The Sands Red'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also has two documentaries on its EFM slate.

The Little Film Company

Little Film Company boards 'Boogie Man'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age tale stars Ankush Khanna.

78 52

Dogwoof clocks up deals on EFM slate

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary company closes sales on 78/52, Dries, and Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.

Archstone takes unofficial 'Chariots Of Fire' sequel starring Joseph Fiennes to EFM

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Flying Scotsman stars Fiennes as Eric Liddell.


Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi epic 'Attraction' scores Latin American, Indian deals

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Art Pictures has now sold Attraction to 74 countries.

part time spy

M-Line scores sales on trio of titles

11-Feb-2017 | By

Missing, Derailed and Part-Time Spy all clock deals.


Mindjazz Pictures International strikes deals with Netflix, KMBO

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has taken world rights to Trainer!, a documentary about coaches in Germany’s Bundesliga.

Rabbit School

Shooting Star Louis Hofmann join animation 'The Heinzels'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hofmann will voice a character in the feature from the producers of Rabbit School.

Its The Law

True Colours adds trio of titles to EFM slate

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales outfit picks up Ride, It’s The Law, and Two Irenes.

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi to direct Michael Jackson Chimp animation 'Bubbles'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Hunt For The Wilderpeople director boards stop-motion feature; Rocket Science is handling sales.

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, Participant Media, AC Films team up on 'Human Flow'

10-Feb-2017 | By

The dissident Chinese filmmaker is in post-production on the global refugee crisis documentary.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning to star in Max Minghella directorial debut 'Teen Spirit'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Actress to play aspiring pop star in Mister Smith Entertainment project.

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein reveals surprise favourite 'movie' and how John Kerry intervened to help 'Lion'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Hollywood boss also praised Oscar boycott director Asghar Farhadi during speech in London.

US Briefs: The Exchange closes UK deal on 'Patrick'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK has picked up the comedy that reunites Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie director Mandie Fletcher with Jennifer Saunders and will distribute through Buena Vista International.


Cate Blanchett-starring 'Manifesto' gets North American deal

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Match Factory is selling Julian Rosefeldt’s Sundance hit, which screens at EFM today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Alexander Skarsgard Peter Dinklage

Alexander Skarsgard, Peter Dinklage sign up for 'The Dwarf'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Renaissance action film is being represented by Fortitude at this week’s EFM.

'Earth' sequel heads to France, Italy, Benelux, Asia

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.

Silvio Soldini

Celluloid Dreams picks up Soldini, Tullio Giordana titles

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Celluloid sets down at EFM with biggest slate in years, adding two new Italian productions.

The Quake

TrustNordisk inks 'The Quake' pre-sales

10-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Disaster film from The Wave producers will shoot in autumn; sales include for Germany, China, Latin America and more.


Berlin: first trailer for Syria drama 'Insyriated'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in Berlin’s Panorama strand on Saturday (Feb 11).

Darkness Rising

Raven Banner launches EFM sales on 'Darkness Rising'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre specialist has boarded international sales for EFM on Austin Reading’s horror sci-fi.

Voltage boards thriller 'Escape Room'

10-Feb-2017 | By

US sales outfit is also representing Maisie Williams drama Departures at this week’s EFM.


Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.


Berlin competition drama 'Félicité' scores sales for Jour2fête

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Alain Gomis’s film is set against the backdrop of Congo’s vibrant music scene.


Robert Stromberg to direct noir thriller 'Carnival'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures fully finances and represents world sales at the EFM.

Ethan Hawke

Sam Rockwell, Richard Linklater join Ethan Hawke directing debut

10-Feb-2017 | By

Additional cast of the country & western drama Blaze include Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke himself.

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac to star in Storyscape’s 'The Garbo Network'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Los Angeles-based production company has unveiled details of its Second World War double agent thriller.

STXinternational in talks with EFM buyers on 'Black Hole'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Brad Peyton’s action thriller follows a scratch team of scientists, military and astronauts that scrambles to save earth from catastrophe.

In Loco Parentis

Magnolia takes world on 'In Loco Parentis'

10-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired Neasa Ní Chianáin’s recent Sundance world premiere and begun talks with international buyers in Berlin.


Saban Films acquires sci-fi 'Redivider' from FilmNation

10-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor announced at the EFM it has picked up North American rights to Tim Smit’s sci-fi starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe.

Hugo Becker

Versatile launches crime thriller 'Döner' with Jean Luc Herbulot

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Becker [pictured] stars in project from the director of Dealer.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage China promotion

'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in record China bow

10-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.

BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2017 dates

10-Feb-2017 | By

Submissions now open for 61st edition of LFF.

Errementari: The Blacksmith And The Devil

Producer Alex de la Iglesia boards fantasy tale 'Errementari'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish director-producer to co-produce fantasy tale; first image from production.

Ron Perlman

WestEnd launches Cuban comedy with Ron Perlman

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cuban-Spanish cosmonaut comedy Sergio & Sergei is directed by Ernesto Daranas.

Leaning Into The Wind

Mongrel takes Thomas Riedelsheimer’s 'Leaning Into The Wind'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary sees director Riedelsheimer revisiting artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley to star in 'Nomis'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Fortitude International is handling sales on the psychological thriller at the EFM.

Saigon Bodyguards

CJ strikes twice in Japan, with deals on 'Master', 'Saigon Bodyguards'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Korean sales company also reports brisk pre-sales on Confidential Assignment and Fabricated City.

glass garden

Finecut adds 'Glass Garden', 'True Fiction' to sales slate

10-Feb-2017 | By

South Korean sales company picks up fantasy mystery by Shin Su-won and suspense thriller by Kim Jin-mook.

Studio Babelsberg

German studios, producers rally for a more competitive incentive

10-Feb-2017 | By

“Germany doesn’t exist on the map – at least for US producers,” says Studio Babelsberg CEO Christoph Fisser.

Stray Nightingale

Village Inc flies to Berlin with new international cut of 'Stray Nightingale'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lavish stage play filmed using ‘Geki Cine’ style with 20 HD cameras.

Max Hubacher

Robert Schwentke's 'The Captain' underway in Görlitz

10-Feb-2017 | By

Emerging talent Max Hubacher [pictured] stars in Second World War drama.

Almost Coming Almost Dying

Gaga Corp picks up manga adaptation 'Almost Coming, Almost Dying'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toshimasa Kobayashi makes his feature debut with the manga adaptation

Breaking Brooklyn

Premiere picks up dance drama 'Breaking Brooklyn'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Becker directs the story of a homeless dancer and his brother.

Love Is Thicker Than Water

UK-Dutch comedy 'Love Is Thicker Than Water' gets US deal

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jinga Films handles international sales on romantic drama.

It Hurts So Much

Incredible picks up dementia doc 'It Hurts So Much'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Heleen van Royen directs the documentary about her mother’s suffering with dementia.

Let Me Go

Evolutionary Films expands into UK distribution

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The production and sales outfit will offer theatrical releases of Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go and John Adams’ horror AUX.


Lotus boards EFM sales on Michael Shannon drama 'Wolves'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Lotus Entertainment has launched international sales in Berlin on Wolves starring two-time Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino.  

The Girl With All The Gifts

London Screenings 2017 dates unveiled

10-Feb-2017 | By

Details of UK showcase for global film buyers announced.

Mary Poppins Returns

Production begins on 'Mary Poppins Returns' starring Emily Blunt

10-Feb-2017 | By

Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, with Rob Marshall directing.


Chinese state media says film quota may expand

10-Feb-2017 | By

Chinese newspaper predicts more than a dozen films will be added to the existing quota.

Emma Watts

Emma Watts named Twentieth Century Fox Film vice-chairman

9-Feb-2017 | By

Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced the long-time executive’s promotion on Thursday.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' team distance themselves from US remake

9-Feb-2017 | By

Producers and director confirm negotiations but won’t be involved.

Keanu Reeves

Lionsgate snaps up US rights to 'Rally Car'

9-Feb-2017 | By

The company announced in Berlin on Thursday it had acquired Olivier Megaton’s upcoming action film to star Keanu Reeves.

A Fantastic Woman

Sony Pictures Classics takes Berlin competition title 'A Fantastic Woman'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Sebastián Lelio’s latest, exec produced by Pablo Larrain, is set to premiere in Berlin on Sunday.

Fortissimo Films

Fortissimo set to relaunch with Chinese backers

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: European sales company filed for bankruptcy last summer.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' launches worldwide

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.

barry keoghan

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Barry Keoghan joins 'American Animals'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Udo Kier have joined the heist film alongside previously announced Evan Peters.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers to star in 'Del' for Covert Media

9-Feb-2017 | By

The comic will star as his own mentor and legendary teacher Del Close in the comedy Del.


David Gordon Green, Danny McBride join 'Halloween' reboot

9-Feb-2017 | By

John Carpenter announced the developed via his Facebook page on Thursday.

Finding Steve McQueen

Open Road to go wide in US on Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker heist movie

9-Feb-2017 | By

Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the EFM by Ambi.

Maisie Williams, Asa Butterfield spark to Voltage's 'Departures'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures will fully finance and co-produce the drama with BCDF Pictures. Talks are underway with buyers in Berlin.


Wild Bunch boards Prince documentary 'Pop Life'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French photographer, art director and Prince aficionado Mathieu Bitton co-directs.

Pecking Order

Seville moves for poultry doc 'Pecking Order'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit is representing the project at the EFM.


US Briefs: Breaking Glass Pictures takes North American rights to 'Illicit'

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Corey Grant’s thriller received its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival.

Bright Weakness

Gaumont reunites with Guillaume Gallienne for 'Bright Weakness'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company releases first image of Adeline D’Hermy in lead role of fragile actress.

You Are Killing Me Susana

FilmSharks picks up 'You're Killing Me Susana' with Gael Garcia Bernal

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Sneider’s comedic drama will be released in US by Hola Mexico Distribution.

Celluloid boards Andre Téchiné's identity drama 'Golden Years'

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Pierre Deladonchamps and Céline Sallette

Inland Road

LevelK takes Berlin Generation titles 'Inland Road' and 'Oskar's America'

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards pair of Berlin world premieres.

Pop Aye

Cercamon inks sales on Sundance hit 'Pop Aye'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Thailand-set film goes to France, Germany, Australia and Sweden.

Susan Wendt Rikke Ennis

TrustNordisk plans 'ministudio' model and move into TV drama

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Wendt promoted to director of international sales & marketing as CEO Rikke Ennis concentrates more on content development.


Toho reteams with 'Your Name' producer for 'Fireworks'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Genki Kawamura and Japanese studio Toho are partnering again after global success of Your Name.

Flammable Children

First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

The Prison

Showbox inks key territories on crime thriller 'Prison'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Showbox pre-sells film to UK, North America, China, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan and Philippines.

Manchester By The Sea

Focus promotes Kiska Higgs to oversee acquisitions, co-productions

9-Feb-2017 | By

Executive most recently served as vice-president of acquisitions and played key role in Manchester By The Sea, Loving acquisitions.

Bill Bromiley

Saban Films duo extend contracts through 2020

9-Feb-2017 | By

Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and CFO Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based distributor through 2020.

chan Redford

Robert Redford, Jackie Chan join 'Earth' sequel

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Redford, Chan to narrate English and Mandarin versions of BBC documentary sequel; Goldcrest handles sales.

Sebastian Koch

Sebastian Koch joins Bloom EFM sales title 'Bel Canto'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Ahead of start of production in New York on Monday [13], Sebastian Koch, Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert have joined the romantic drama as Bloom continues sales at the EFM.

New Regency, Amazon strike international deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

Prime Video has become the home to a library that includes Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Heat.

Fox International

Fox lines up first Indonesian co-production

9-Feb-2017 | By

Deal sees Fox partner with Lifelike Pictures.

Josef Bierbichler

Beta to sell X Filme drama, TV series 'Babylon Berlin' inks deals

9-Feb-2017 | By

X Filme board Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.

Sarah Cox

Aardman hires Sarah Cox as executive creative director

9-Feb-2017 | By

Former ArthurCox founder will oversee a new slate of Aardman projects.

Tokyo Film Festival

Tokyo film market moves to Ikebukuro

9-Feb-2017 | By

TIFFCOM moving away from current site Odaiba.

Hot Property

MyAnna Buring comedy 'Hot Property' gets international sales deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

“Un-romantic comedy” has been picked up by Octane Entertainment ahead of the EFM.


Tom Holland thriller 'Pilgrimage' journeys to RLJ Entertainment

9-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired all US rights to the Irish action thriller in what sources said was a seven-figure deal with XYZ Films and WME Global.


BFI Flare festival to open with world premiere of political drama 'Against The Law'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss star in story about 1967 Sexual Offences Act.


Mongrel International signs 'Menashe' deals for France, Australia, Canada

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International closes key territories on the Yiddish-language Sundance hit, which screens at Berlinale Forum.

The Paris Opera

Music documentary 'The Paris Opera' sells to Japan's Gaga

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Films Du Losange sells Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron’s feature documentary The Paris Opera to Japan’s Gaga.


Flanders Image rebrands NeXT for second edition

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Industry event also expands meeting opportunities and adds TV series.

Russian animation 'Snow Queen 3' gets France deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Universal/KLB to release in French cinemas in winter 2017-2018.

The Cuban Way

'The Cuban Way' music doc acquired by The Works International

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Footage from the Cuban music-dance doc will be screened at the EFM in Berlin.


Vertical Entertainment strikes North American deal on Foresight's 'Blind'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Romantic drama stars Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.

Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Al Pacino

STX reveals UK distribution slate, growth plan

8-Feb-2017 | By

Andy Serkis’ Breathe, Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift among lineup; UK division will also release Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

When The Bough Breaks

US Briefs: Gravitas boards 'When The Bough Breaks' narrated by Brooke Shields

8-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor has acquired the documentary about post-partum depression and will release digitally on iTunes on March 14.


Visit films to sell Berlinale selections 'the bomb', 'Dayveon'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe arrives at the EFM with a sales roster that includes Sundance premieres Family Life and Columbus, Rotterdam entries X500 and Rat Film, and Oscar-nominated Tanna.

Bruno Dumont

Memento Films commits to Bruno Dumont's Joan of Arc film 'Jeannette'

8-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Luxbox unveils first deals on Dumont’s musical film.


FilmNation subsidiary sues TWC over 'Gold' release

8-Feb-2017 | By

Speedee Distribution on Wednesday sued The Weinstein Company (TWC) for releasing Gold too close to The Founder and is seeking $15m in liquidated damages.

racer and the jailbird

Matthias Schoenaerts thriller 'Racer And The Jailbird' lands at Neon

8-Feb-2017 | By

The North American rights deal with Wild Bunch on the romantic thriller marks another early buy for the recently launched company headed by Tom Quinn and Tim League.

Olivia Munn

IFT to launch Berlin sales on Olivia Munn comedy 'Dick Move'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust will kick off sales in Berlin on the comedy from Benaroya Pictures and Rough House Pictures.


Alice Lowe horror comedy 'Prevenge' finds North American home at Shudder

8-Feb-2017 | By

The streaming service is planning its first theatrical release after acquiring the British star’s feature directorial debut.


Berlin-bound industry caught in travel chaos

8-Feb-2017 | By

Strikes at Tegel and Schönefeld airports and by BA cabin crew cause delays.

Victor Borge

Kim Magnusson to produce Victor Borge TV series and film

8-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Life of Danish-American comedian Borge set for the big screen treatment.


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