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The Fourth Direction

SFG takes Cannes title 'The Fourth Direction' for Canada

25-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The film was the first ever Punjabi-language to feature in a competitve section of the festival.


Edge acquires Cannes title 'Disorder'

25-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Scandinavia rights snapped up to film starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger.

Song of the Sea

Irish Academy crowns 'Song Of The Sea'

25-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

International awards won by Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Cannes: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

24-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser, Tiffany Pritchard

Other winners include Son Of Saul, The Assassin, Chronic, The Lobster, The Measure Of A Man, Carol and Mon Roi.

‘Ultron’ reaches $860m int'l

24-May-2015 | By

Avengers: Age Of Ultron grossed $45.8m from 91 territories in its fifth weekend to reach $859.8m internationally and $1.263.9bn globally.


‘Tomorrowland’ leads Memorial Day on $32.1m

24-May-2015 | By

The George Clooney and Britt Robertson action-adventure from Brad Bird was the number one release in North America heading into the fourth day of a tepid Memorial Day Weekend.

Cannes 2015 jury

Cannes 2015 jury tried to "balance out" awards

24-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser, Tiffany Pritchard

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

Carol The Assassin

Cannes: Screen's final Jury Grid topped by 'Carol', 'The Assassin'

24-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s jury of international critics finished the festival tied in their appreciation of Carol and The Assassin, ahead of the award of the Palme d’Or.

Cannes Un Certain Regard winners 2015

Cannes: ‘Rams’ wins Un Certain Regard prize

23-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other prizes awarded to Dalibor Matanic’s The High Sun, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey to the Shore and Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Treasure.

Son of Saul

Cannes: ‘Son of Saul’, 'Masaan', 'Paulina' win Fipresci prizes

23-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other prizes go to My Mother, Masaan and Paulina.

We Are Your Friends

StudioCanal, Impuls Pictures strike output deal

23-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Agreement includes We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron.

Embrace Of The Serpent

Cannes: ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ wins at Directors’ Fortnight

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners include Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days and Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang.

Handling: Toronto's Platform to give 'bump' to int'l films

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Toronto International Film Festival director and CEO has revealed further details of Toronto’s new Platform section, which will be the festival’s first competitive section.

Cinefondation 2015 winners

Cannes: Cinéfondation winners revealed

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Timbuktu director Abderrahmane Sissako led the jury.

PalmStar, The Bridge Finance renew deal

22-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: PalmStar Media and Zurich-based The Bridge Finance Company announced during Cannes that they have renewed their strategic partnership.

The Assassin

Cannes: Screen Jury Grid gets new joint leader

22-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

With only one more film to screen at Cannes 68 – Macbeth – the Screen International team of jurors are tied for their lead film.

Jennifer Blanc

Anchor Bay swoops on 'Night Visitor'

22-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

EXCLUSIVE: Anchor Bay Canada has acquired Canadian home entertainment and North American digital rights to Blanc/Biehn Productions’ The Night Visitor and its sequel.

Metrodome takes Sundance title 'The Overnight' for UK

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) stars in the comedy about sexual frustration and parenthood.

The Infiltrator

Broad Green acquires 'The Infiltrator' for US

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Brad Furman’s crime thriller stars Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger.

Standing Tall

CMG takes Cannes opener 'Standing Tall' for US

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Emmanuelle Bercot became the first female director to open the festival since 1987.

'Night Will Fall' scoops two Focal Awards

22-May-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

Night Will Fall, a feature-length production about the filming of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, picked up two awards at last night’s Focal International Awards.

Melbourne's Premiere Fund gets government renewal

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Victoria government pledges $900,000 renewal.

Akousa Adoma Owusu

Durban Filmart selects 19 projects

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Durban FilmMart, which runs in Durban, South Africa from July 17-20, has announced its project selection for this year.

'The Lobster' bookies favourite to win Cannes Palme d'Or

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Son of Saul and Carol also strong contenders.

Ploey You Never Fly Alone

Belgian's Cyborn joins animated 'Ploey'

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Iceland’s GunHil signs co-pro agreement with Belgian animation studio.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep as 'Florence Foster Jenkins', first look

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

First still released of Meryl Streep and Hugh grant in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes chief talks approach to female filmmakers

21-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

At his highly-anticipated talk for the Kering Women In Motion series at the Majestic Hotel, Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux kicked off proceedings with the statement, “This debate makes me furious.”


Cannes: ‘Paulina’ leads Critics’ Week winners

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Two Latin American films take home top awards.

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh's next film to be 'Lean on Pete'

21-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film4 backs development of Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up; Tristan Goligher to produce. 


Cannes: Gaspar Noe's 'Love' sold worldwide

21-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch sells Cannes title in more than 36 territories.


NYAFF to honour Ringo Lam

21-May-2015 | By

The 14th New York Asian Film Festival will present Hong Kong director Ringo Lam with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Najwa Najjar

Oscar submission 'Eyes of A Thief' sold to France

21-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Najwa Najjar’s next feature will be Son of a Very Important Man.

Cannes: 'The Lobster' sells to US

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Alchemy have snapped up the Cannes Competition title.

The Measure of a Man

Cannes: 'Measure of a Man' sold to 20+ territories

21-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Star Vincent Lindon hotly tipped for Best Actor Palme d’Or for lead performance.

Ben Latham Jones

Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.

Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins to shoot 'Blade Runner' sequel

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.

The Valley of Love

Cannes: Edge enters 'Valley of Love', 'Palio

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes Competition title stars Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu.

Cannes: CMG acquires 'Mustang' for US

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Turkish feature plays in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival.


Cannes: 108 Media acquires Scandi thriller 'Sensoria'

21-May-2015 | By

Toronto-based 108 Media is in talks with international buyers in Cannes on Christian Hallman’s Swedish thriller Sensoria.

Moscow Never Sleeps

'Moscow Never Sleeps' acquired for Russia

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Exponenta Film takes distribution rights to Johnny O’Reilly feature.

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Cannes: NonStop rounds-up deals

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Acquisitions include Cannes Classics title Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words.

The Closer We Get

'The Closer We Get' to play Edinburgh

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

European premiere set for Edinburgh film festival.

John Lasseter

Lasseter wows Cannes with Pixar, Disney footage

20-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

John Lasseter, animation guru and Chief Creative Officer at both Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, gave a special presentation of the companies’ upcoming slate in Cannes today.

Xia Hao

Xia Hao wins top prize in Chinese Talents Forum

20-May-2015 | By

Xia Hao and his project No. 23 won the top award worth $164,000 (RMB1m) in the New Chinese Film Talents Fund Forum (NCFTFF), while Song Yuefeng’s The Wild Horns was given a special mention.

Other Angle seals 'Lives In Secret' deals

20-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: WWII spy mistress drama to star Kelly Reilly and Tim Roth launched in Cannes

Ultron tops China box office with $155m

20-May-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Avengers: Age of Ultron replaced Furious 7 at the top of the China box office in its opening week, grossing $154.63m in six days.

Donald Crowhurst

Colin Firth's Donald Crowhurst film begins shoot

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Story of amateur sailor who attempted to sail around the world begins UK shoot.

Heels Red Carpet

Cannes seeks to clarify red-carpet code after backlash

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival “reminds” staff of “rules” after backlash that included Emily Blunt voicing “disappointment”.

'Best Of Enemies' to open AFI DOCS

20-May-2015 | By

Top brass at AFI DOCS 2015 have announced the slate at the 13th festival, set to run from June 17–21 in Washington DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Brisk business not dampened by Netflix effect

20-May-2015 | By

Glorious weather on the Croisette played its part in driving strong trade and casting a warm glow over the market to temper fearful talk of the Netflix effect, for now at least.

IFC picks up US rights to ‘A Perfect Day’

20-May-2015 | By

Fernando León de Aranoa’s film premiered in Director’s Fortnight this week and stars Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan.

Gao Xiaosong

Gao Xiaosong joins LeVision Pictures

20-May-2015 | By

Beijing-based LeVision Pictures has announced that singer and director Gao Xiaosong has joined the company’s stable of filmmakers, which also includes Zhang Yimou, Lu Chuan and Tsui Hark.

Screen Cannes 2015 Daily 8

Cannes 2015: Screen's dailies


Read Screen International’s latest daily magazine from the 68th Cannes Film Festival here.

Son of Saul

Curzon acquires Cannes trio

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival hit Son of Saul, Wadjda director’s next film among pick-ups.

The Mirror

Collee to adapt Chinese fantasy franchise The Mirror

20-May-2015 | By

John Collee (The Alchemyst, Master And Commander) will adapt the Chinese fantasy novel series The Mirror, which has been optioned by Ruyi Films and Syon Media.

Ellen Page

Ellen Page, Allison Janney to star in 'Tallulah'

20-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ellen Page and Allison Janney will star in Route One Entertainment’s dramatic comedy, with Good Universe has been touting to buyers on the Croisette.

Sean Penn

Vendian, Insiders partner on 'Flag Day'

20-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hinting at a long-term relationship in the making, Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment has emerged as a key partner with Wild Bunch on Flag Day and has come on board to co-finance and produce Sean Penn’s upcoming drama.

David Kosse

Cannes: Brits push US tie-ups

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Internationalisation has been one of the trends noticeable among UK funders at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Marguerite and Julien

Cannes: Screen Jury Grid nearly scores a new low

20-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

The scores are in for Marguerite & Julien and Sicario.

The Fort

India's 'The Fort (Killa)' heads to France

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Indian feature strikes France and French-speaking territories deal.

What's Between Us

'What’s Between Us' sold to Germany, Austria

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

What’s Between Us acquired for Germany and Austria by Pro-Fun Media Filmverleih.

Alchemy acquires 'Mia Madre'

20-May-2015 | By

Alchemy has acquired all US rights to Nanni Moretti’s Competition selection starring Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini and Beatrice Mancini.

Yakuza Apocalypse

'Yakuza Apocalypse' makes Euro sales

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Key deals for Backup Media on Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry.

Cannes title ‘Rams’ finds more homes

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New Europe Film Sales has secured further sales of Un Certain Regard title Rams (Hrútar).

Do You Believe?

Pure Flix scores deals on 'Do You Believe?'

20-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US faith-based entertainment company has closed a raft of sales on its slate led by Do You Believe?, the recent US release and follow-up to the breakout God’s Not Dead.

The Danish Girl

Copenhagen Film Fund eyeing another Working Title project

20-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Copenhagen Film Fund is in talks for another project with Working Title, after they recently collaborated on The Danish Girl by Tom Hooper.

Euro flag

EU ministers discuss Digital Single Market strategy

20-May-2015 | By

European media and culture ministers discussed the European Commission’s plans for a Digital Single Market (DSM) at this week’s Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council in Brussels.

Allen Zhu

China may have to pay for VoD

20-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Territory’s VOD market is growing rapidly but recorded an industry loss of $150m in 2014

Travis Reid

Travis Reid to head Broad Green distribution

20-May-2015 | By

The new hire arrives from Screenvision and will oversee an annual slate of 12-16 specialty and wide-release titles.

Anti-piracy law could “destroy” Russian film business

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New anti-piracy measures in Russia risk destroying the film and TV industries, according to a Cannes panel.

Steve McQueen

Charley Boorman to narrate Steve McQueen doc

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Charley Boorman narrates Steve McQueen motorcycle doc.

Graham Wagner

Good Universe buys comedy pitch 'Mermaids In Paradise'

20-May-2015 | By

Good Universe bought the pitch from writer-director Jonathan Krisel and Emmy-nominated writer Graham Wagner based on Lydia Millet’s satirical novel of the same name.


Ankama's 'Mutafukaz' feature to hit screens in 2017

20-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Animation is inspired by hit French comic series of the same name.

Alicia Vikander

Buyers round on IM Global’s ‘The Circle’

20-May-2015 | By

President of international sales and distribution Michael Rothstein has reported a strong response to the Tom Hanks and Alicia Vikander cyberthriller.

Lotte World Tower

India, South Korea sign copro agreement

20-May-2015 | By

To qualify as a co-production, 20% or more of a film’s production budget must be from the partner country and 30% in the case of broadcast programmes.

7 Chinese Brothers

Spotlight talks up ‘7 Chinese Brothers’

20-May-2015 | By

The sales company has acquired international sales rights to Bob Byington’s Jason Schwartzman starrer.

Taika Waititi

Curious unveils further details of slate

20-May-2015 | By

Titles in development include Virginia Heath’s Mystery Ride and Taika Waititi’s Hunt For The Wilderpeople.

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre Inside Festival Programming

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre: Inside Festival Programming


Sundance’s John Cooper and Karlovy Vary’s Ivana Novotná were among the speakers discussing how to choose the right international festival for your film.

'Macbeth' gets awards season release date

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard drama to world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend.

Anna Serner and Sindre Guldvog

Good news for women in film in Norway, Sweden

19-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

In a Cannes year where women (from their shoes to their films) have been making headlines, the Norwegians and Swedes are quietly celebrating some big gains in gender equality in their film industries.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes: Women denied Palais entry for wearing flats

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Stiff ‘croisetiquette’ sees older women denied access for ‘wrong’ shoes.

Xavier Dolan

Dolan's 'End Of The World' draws buyers

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seville International has closed a raft of deals here on Xavier Dolan’s upcoming It’s Only the End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde) featuring arguably the most prestigious cast of any film in the market.


EIFF unveils further Scottish titles

19-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

New additions to programme include Karen Gillan’s directorial short debut Coward, Hector starring Peter Mullan and music documentary Big Gold Dream.

Annemarie Jacir

Palestine's Annemarie Jacir unveils next feature 'Wajib'

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker also co-producing Dictynna Hood’s upcoming Trojan Women.

Louder Than Bombs

Cannes: ‘Louder Than Bombs’ drops into Screen Jury Grid

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Joachim Trier’s English-language debut delivers a solid score but fails short of the current leader.

Sundance Selects acquires US rights to ‘Disorder’

19-May-2015 | By

The distributor struck the deal on Alice Winocour’s Un Certain Regard entry with Indie Sales Company.

A24 pounces on US rights to ‘Krisha’

19-May-2015 | By

The US rights deal to Trey Edward Shults’ acclaimed Critics’ Week selection includes rights to his next film.

Chiu Keng Guan

'Journey' director kicks off football drama

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysian director Chiu Keng Guan, who directed The Journey, Malaysia’s highest-grossing film ever, has started production on football drama Ola Bola for Astro Shaw.

Japan seminar

Japan's power players discuss overseas strategy

19-May-2015 | By

The heads of Japan’s leading studios discussed their strategies for expanding into international markets at the close of Japan Day Project’s seminar programme on Monday.

Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen horror 'Untöt' sells for 13 Films

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 13 Films has sold multiple territories on action horror film Untöt starring Hayden Christensen.

The Forecaster

Fiction version of 'The Forecaster' planned

19-May-2015 | By

Screenplay for the feature film is being written by the US screenwriter Matthew Wilder

Creative England

Creative England development scheme sets goals

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Programme has highlighted six key areas in which the sector can progress and emerging talent can be better supported.

Urban Hymn

London Screenings 2015 unveils first titles

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Film London’s export market to screen Despite the Falling Snow, Urban Hymn and The ReZort.


BFI opens up co-pro development funding

19-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Fund will earmark £250,000 per year of its existing funding toward support for co-productions at the development stage.

Brooklyn panel

'Brooklyn' budget was bridge to creativity

19-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Screen’s contributing editor Wendy Mitchell talked to the film’s producer Finola Dwyer at The UK Film Centre in Cannes.

Rome launches new market, MIA

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New umbrella industry event to unfold in Ancient Roman baths

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy visiting Chernobyl

'The Tribe' director's 'Luxembourg' scores first sales

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film set to shoot in Chernobyl exclusion zone at the end of the year.

Shota Sometani

NYAFF, Screen to honour Shota Sometani

19-May-2015 | By

The 14th New York Asian Film Festival in partnership with Screen International will honour the Japanese youngster with the International Rising Star Award on July 4.

Rula Nasser

Nasser, Nordisk co-produce Shargawi’s Medina

19-May-2015 | By

Jordanian producer Rula Nasser has boarded Dogme-style drama Medina, directed by Danish-Palestinian filmmaker Omar Shargawi, as producer alongside Nordisk Film Production.

'Contracted' sequel sells for BoulderLight

19-May-2015 | By

Raphael Margules and JD Lifshitz’s new LA-based sales and production company has reported strong sales here on the sequel to the genre title, which screens in the market today.

Hercules FIlm Fund

Hercules Film Fund to back 'Mena'

19-May-2015 | By

Greek ship-owner Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis has set up Luxembourg-based Hercules Film Fund, which plans to bring European investors to Hollywood to finance three to five wide release films a year. 


Cannes title 'Nahid' sold into Europe, LatAm

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Un Certain Regard title Nahid has been picked up across Europe and Latin America.

Stray Dogs reports strong first Cannes

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sales include German deal for Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise.

Storm Saulter

Storm Saulter lines up 'Sprinter'

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jamaican director’s new drama aimed to be ready by the 2016 Olympics in Rio.


'Believe' directors ready 'After Louise'

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit Scoop Films readies third production.

Black Mountain Side

UK deal for Devilworks’ 'Mountain Side'

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 101 nabs UK rights to thriller.

Bunker of the Dead 3D

WTFilms sells 'Bunker of the Dead 3D'

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

3D horror sells to UK, Japan, Russia, Greece and Germany.

Robert Redford

SPC nearing $6m 'Truth' deal

19-May-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Classics was last night understood to be paying $6m for US rights to Truth, RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment’s political thriller with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.

Kristian Levring

Projects to Czech out in Cannes

19-May-2015 | By

Czech production companies partnering on new projects from the likes of Kristian Levring, Per-Olav Sørensen and Bohdan Slama.

VOICES call for Polish cinema focus

19-May-2015 | By

Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body to screen as part of Russian festival’s Polish cinema focus.

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Park Circus acquires classic British films

19-May-2015 | By

UK company acquires Woodfall Library which includes titles such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones and A Taste of Honey.

Liam Neeson

Sierra/Affinity hails best Cannes market

18-May-2015 | By

Sierra/Affinity chief Nick Meyer has hailed the company’s best market ever after completing key sales on Shot Caller, A Willing Patriot and Comancheria, among others.

Bleed For This

The Solution strikes world sales on 'Bleed For This'

18-May-2015 | By

The Solution Entertainment Group has struck a multi-territory deal here with Sony on red-hot Miles Teller starrer following Open Road’s $4m swoop on US rights at the weekend.

Luc Besson

Fundamental to invest in EuropaCorp’s Valerian

18-May-2015 | By

China’s Fundamental Films is extending its output deal with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and will invest up to $50m into Besson’s Valerian, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes is ‘Wonderstruck’

18-May-2015 | By , Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Todd Haynes, the toast of the Croisette following last night’s rousing reception for Carol, is angling to adapt Brian Selznick’s children’s book.


Cannes: ‘Carol’ rockets to Screen Jury lead

18-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cate Blanchett’s performance in Todd Haynes’ lesbian drama will be tough to beat.

Miss You Already

Catherine Hardwicke’s 'Miss You Already' scores sales

18-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Salt secures deal for Toni Colette, Drew Barrymore comedy-drama in Germany, France, Japan.

David Puttnam returns to production with 'Arctic 30'

18-May-2015 | By

Chariots Of Fire producer David Puttnam is returning to filmmaking for the first time in more than 15 years

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman signs for 9/11 drama 'The 11th'

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Uma Thurman and Christopher Lee are among the ensemble cast to have signed for a Copenhagen-set drama set during the 24-hours before 9/11.

Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' edges out 'Mad Max' in UK

18-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s sequel out-sings Warner Bros’ revival to dethrone Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre: The Difficult Second Film

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre: The Difficult Second Film


United Talent Agency’s Bec Smith and director Caradog James were among the speakers discussing how post-first feature directors can make the leap to an international career.

Son of Saul

Cannes title 'Son of Saul' scores worldwide deals


EXCLUSIVE: Films Distribution racks up sales.

Corsan puts 'Western Front' remake in its sights

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Breuls’ Belgium-based company has come on to produce and sell the long-gestating remake of All Quiet On The Western Front with Roger Donaldson set to direct.

My Golden Days

Magnolia acquires Desplechin's 'My Golden Days'

18-May-2015 | By

Magnolia Pictures has picked up all US rights from Wild Bunch to Arnaud Desplechin’s Directors’ Fortnight selection My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse).

Mia Goth, Calvin Demba, Maisie Williams, Callum Turner

Screen, BFI London Film Festival team for Stars of Tomorrow

18-May-2015 | By Screen staff

Screen International is to join with the BFI London Film Festival to launch its celebrated Stars of Tomorrow for the first time. 

Jack Black

Jack Black joins ‘Micronations’

18-May-2015 | By

Jack Black will star in Buffalo Film Company’s comedy from director Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame.

Bloods A Rover

US, UK execs launch Midnight Road

18-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Crime-drama, James Ellroy novel, TV series on slate of new LA-based production outfit.

Ben Schnetzer

'Pride' star Ben Schnetzer to play tragic journalist Dan Eldon

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Schnetzer, star of gay activist drama Pride, is to play a tragic Reuters photojournalist who was stoned to death in Mogadishu in 1993.

Geoffrey Macnab and Alice Bah Kuhnke

Swedish Minister defends Film Agreement plans

18-May-2015 | By

Swedish Culture Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke has defended her decision to scrap Sweden’s Film Agreement.

Creative England reveals new iFeatures trio

18-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

EXCLUSIVE: Creative England has named the three films to be greenlit for production through the latest round of its low-budget filmmaking initiative iFeatures.

Paris Coproduction Village

Paris Coproduction Village unveils 2015 line-up

18-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Second edition set to unfold in French capital June 10-12.


VMI infiltrates Cannes with 'Riot'

18-May-2015 | By

VMI Worldwide has been tempting Croisette buyers with action titles Riot starring Dolph Lundgren and Perfect Weapon with Steven Segal.

Cannes Marche

Raven Banner cuts deals on 'México Bárbaro'

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: MPI/Dark Sky Films has picked up US rights from Raven Banner to the horror anthology.

Michael Dwyer joins IM Global

18-May-2015 | By

Michael Dwyer has joined IM Global from Screen Media as svp of international sales and distribution and will head sales from the 250-title library.


New Europe sells 'Bridgend' to UK

18-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Dark drama stars Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray.

Visit Films scores UK deal on ‘Krisha’

18-May-2015 | By

StudioCanal has acquired UK rights from Visit Films to the Critics’ Week selection.

Our Last Tango

Wide sells 'Our Last Tango' to Taiwan, Greece

18-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist has sealed several deals on Argentine filmmaker German Kral’s Our Last Tango.

Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM)

BAM, IndieBo to overlap in July

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: For the first time ever a film festival will overlap the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM) in July as Colombia’s film chiefs look to turn the summer corridor into a creative and business platform for the country’s booming film industry.

Jane Williams

Jane Williams returns to DIFF's Dubai Film Connection

18-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Co-production market to focus on 10 projects with 20% of budget in place.

Chris Burden

Submarine boards 'Chris Burden: Double Bind'

18-May-2015 | By

Submarine has come on to co-finance, co-produce and partner with Dogwoof on world sales to the documentary Chris Burden: Double Bind.

The Lobster panel

Producers discuss making of 'The Lobster'

18-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Cannes: Talk held at The UK Film Centre looked at the financing and production of Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut.

Film4Climate, Ecoprod call on producers

18-May-2015 | By

The World Bank Group’s Film4Climate programmme and Ecoprod are inviting film producers to join forces in the development of a  plan to reduce the environmental impact of film production and to raise more awareness about climate change. 

Andy Vajna

Andy Vanya toasts Hungary Fund

18-May-2015 | By

A bullish Andy Vajna has hailed the work of the Hungarian Film Fund in galvanizing film production in the country and “cleaning up the mess” left after the dissolution of the debt-ridden Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMKA).

UK Cinema Association

Cinema Exhibitors' Association rebrands

18-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Association supporting UK cinema operators relaunches as UK Cinema Association

Labyrinth of Passion

Kevin Williams closes classic Almodovar deals

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Williams Associates has closed some eye-catching deals on its remastered Pedro Almodovar film, Labyrinth Of Passion.

Stephen Polster

RightsTrade grows sales agency stable

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The online film and TV marketplace has closed deals with Lakeshore Entertainment, The Solution Entertainment Group, QED International, GFM and Arclight.

Yoji Yamada

Shochiku lines up Yoji Yamada duo

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese studio Shochiku is launching sales on two new projects from leading director Yoji Yamada – a drama based on a Hisashi Inoue story and the director’s first comedy since the end of the Tora-san series in 1995.

The Mice Room

Egypt’s Zawya, Misr team for arthouse distribution

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Egypt’s Zawya Cinema and Misr International Films are joining forces to launch arthouse distributor Zawya Distribution.


Bahubali to be recut for international

18-May-2015 | By

India’s Arka Mediaworks is planning an international cut of its $40m action epic Bahubali, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, one of the biggest filmmakers in the Telugu-language film industry.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Focus snaps up ‘Nocturnal Animals’

17-May-2015 | By

The distributor pounced on worldwide rights on Sunday to Tom Ford’s upcoming thriller starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in a deal reportedly worth $20m.

Talent Talk at the UK Film Centre: 'Carol'


Number 9 Films’ Elizabeth Karlsen and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon discuss their collaboration on Todd Haynes’ much-anticipated Competition film.  

Gunther Oettinger

Oettinger hints at TV, film waivers in Digital Single Market

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

European Commissioner spoke with the film industry in Cannes.

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ rules US on $70.3m

17-May-2015 | By

Universal’s female comedy directed by Elizabeth Banks stormed to the top of the North American charts as Mad Max: Fury Road arrived in second place.

‘Mad Max’ pushes Warner Bros past $1bn

17-May-2015 | By

Mad Max: Fury Road opened in 68 markets on an estimated $65m powered by a string of number one debuts.

‘Ultron’ surges past $1bn global


A massive $156.3m in the first six days in China propelled Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age Of Ultron to a $185m weekend as the global tally crossed $1bn.

Approaching the Elephant

'Approaching the Elephant' wins at Docaviv

17-May-2015 | By

Twilight Of A Life and 7 Days In St. Petersburg sweep the Israeli competition at 17th Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

Roskino unveils projects in Cannes

17-May-2015 | By

At its annual presentation of Russian projects looking for co-production partners earlier this week, Roskino provided a platform for producers to present new projects in the Cannes market.

Justin Kurzel

Kurzel brothers serve up tennis drama

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Denis Menochet to star in darkly comedic drama from Macbeth duo.

Andrea Riseborough

Riseborough joins Coogan apartheid drama

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Riseborough joins Shepherds and Butchers ahead of June shoot.

Cannes: 'Sea of Trees' scores 12-year Screen jury low

17-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s Cannes Jury has given its lowest score in more than a decade to Gus Van Sant’s Competition entrant.

Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly, Tim Roth sign up for 'Lives in Secret'

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE:Kelly Reilly and Tim Roth have signed to co-star in John Hay’s thriller Lives in Secret, inspired by the true story of Second World War spy-mistress Vera Atkins.

Buyers head to Bruno Dumont’s 'Slack Bay'

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento Films International (MFI) is reporting brisk business on Bruno Dumont’s dark comedy Slack Bay, starring Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

Son of Saul

'Son Of Saul', 'The Lobster' draw buyers

17-May-2015 | By

As the US buys continued to trickle in on the Croisette, acquisitions teams were circling The Lobster while SPC was believed to have acquired North American and Latin American rights to Holocaust drama Son Of Saul.

Berenice Marlohe

Ex-Bond Girl joins Bartok horror 'P.O.V.'

17-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Fortissimo Films handling pre-sales at the Cannes Marche.

'Bleed For This', 'Love' sell in Cannes

17-May-2015 | By

Open Road is understood to have paid in the region of $4m for US rights to Bleed For This starring Miles Teller.

Nicole Conn

Peccadillo, Authentic launch LGBT fund

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK distributor launches fund, picks up Nicole Conn drama.

The President

F&ME signs three-film deal with Georgian producer


EXCLUSIVE: Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) have pacted with Tbilisi-based 20 Steps Productions and The Caucasian Film Service on a three-picture deal to be shot in 2015/16.

Paths Of The Soul

Asian Shadows travels with Zhang Yang

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based sales company Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to Zhang Yang’s Tibetan drama Paths Of The Soul.

Buyers bite into Magnolia's 'Tangerine'

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Pictures International has licensed key territories on the Sundance pick-up, which screens in the market tonight (May 17).

Hiner Saleem

Bac signs Saleem, Jalali and Mirica

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hiner Saleem’s Money Babe set to shoot in Erbil this autumn.

Noomi Rapace's 'What Happened to Monday?' sells for SND

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales company SND is reporting strong buyer interest on Tommy Wirkola’s high-concept, sci-fi action picture What Happened to Monday?, starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close.


Italy extends tax credit to TV

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Existing film incentive enticed Ben-Hur, Zoolander and Spectre to Italy.

Ben Latham Jones

Ealing Studios Entertainment gets new owner

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ben Latham-Jones launches slate after buying out Barnaby Thompson.

Just Jim

Visit scores US deals on Cannes pair

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based Visit Films has closed US sales on SXSW titles Just Jim and The Nymphets.

De Paolis takes 'Suffragette' for Italy

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran is acquiring for Wild Bunch-owned BIM as well his fledgling boutique Cinema.

Kristian Levring

Kristian Levring readies Prohibition-era drama 'Devil’s Lake'

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Danish director Kristian Levring (The Salvation) is set to make a new Prohibition-era drama.

Can't Stand Losing You

Cinema Libre acquires The Police doc

17-May-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights from Yari Film Group to Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police, which screens in the Cannes market today.

Radhika Apte

UK-Indian Bombairiya starts production

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Production has started on India-UK-UAE co-production Bombairiya, a comedy thriller starring Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi and Siddhanth Kapoor.


Yash Raj Films launches sales on Piku

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Yash Raj Films is launching international sales on Shoojit Sircar’s Piku in Cannes.


Buyers find 'Allies'

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Action-drama sells to Asian markets after US, UK release.


Spotlight brings five new titles to market

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight Pictures has unveiled five new titles on its slate led by James Franco starrer Yosemite.

Forbidden Zone

Galaxy Studios secures Richard Elfman deal

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wilfried Van Baelen’s Belgium-based, post-production outfit, Galaxy Studios has finalised a three-film deal with filmmaker Richard Elfman (Modern Vampires).

European Film Awards EFAs Riga 2014

Latvia adds $8.5m film funding

17-May-2015 | By

Latvia has raised cash rebate levels and added $8.5m (€7.5m) in funding. Details of the boost in national film support were revealed here in Cannes.

The Terminator

'Terminator' set for 20 territory release

17-May-2015 | By

UK classics specialist Park Circus is to give its re-mastered version of James Cameron’s Terminator, from MGM, a 20 territory release on close to 1,000 screens this summer.


Venice, London next stops for European Film Forum

17-May-2015 | By

As the European Commission limbers up for its second European Film Forum in Cannes on Monday (May 18), plans are already afoot to take the audiovisual summit to the film festivals in Venice, San Sebastian, London and Tallinn.

Locarno nabs Doc Award from Cannes

17-May-2015 | By

Locarno Film Festival is to host the 8th Doc Alliance Selection (DAS) Award, after being announced during Cannes for the past seven years .

Studiocanal takes 'Hellions' for UK

17-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UK genre specialist Jinga Films has sold Bruce McDonald’s psychological horror Hellions to StudioCanal for UK and Ireland.

Jackie Chan, Marche launch Chinese talent award

17-May-2015 | By

Cannes film festival’s Marché du Film and Project A: Jackie Chan’s Young Filmmaker Development Fund have established an award of $164,000 (RMB1m) for the winner of the Marche’s 3rd New Chinese Film Talents Forum.

Jude Law

Jude Law confirmed for Sorrentino’s 'Pope'

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Jude Law has been confirmed to play the lead role in Paolo Sorrentino’s upcoming TV series The Young Pope, about a fictional American Pope who becomes the most conservative leader the Vatican has ever seen.

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon to star in 'The Price'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Shannon and Matthias Schweighöfer from Valkyrie have joined Siofra Campbell’s thriller, which Cargo represents for world sales.

The Lobster

US buyers circle Croisette offerings

16-May-2015 | By

US acquisitions teams in Cannes continued to swirl around prestige titles and packages heading into Saturday night including Competition selection The Lobster starring Colin Farrell.

Peter Ho sun Chan

Peter Chan to direct Li Na biopic

16-May-2015 | By

Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan will produce and direct a biopic of Chinese tennis player Li Na, based on her best-selling autobiography Li Na: My Life.

Daniel Espinosa

Child 44's Daniél Espinosa to direct 'The Emigrants'

16-May-2015 | By

Child 44 director Daniél Espinosa is to helm a new adptation of period epic The Emigrants for Scandinavian major Svensk Filindustri.

Andrew Kevin Walker

'Se7en' writer's 'Psycho Killer' secures finance

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: K5 to finance and produce thriller from the writer of Se7en and producer of Zombieland.

Liam Neeson

Marc Butan launches MadRiver Pictures

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Butan has launched the company to develop, finance and produce three to four star-driven films a year in the $15-50m range.

Johnny Flynn George Mackay

Johnny Flynn, George Mackay to play Kinks brothers

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Flynn, George Mackay to play “Cain and Abel of rock” Ray and Dave Davies.

Gene Simmons

WWE Studios, Gene Simmons sparks to Voltage

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Gene Simmons’ Erebus Pictures joint venture has struck a sales deal with Voltage Pictures, who are in Cannes talking up the pipeline.

Hollywood Adventures

IM Global picks up 'Hollywood Adventures'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IM Global has picked up international rights outside the US and South-East Asia to Chinese action comedy Hollywood Adventures, produced by Justin Lin.

Son of Saul

Cannes: Screen's jury grid has a new frontrunner

16-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

The Screen International Cannes jury rounded out Day 3 feeling largely satisfied with the films on offer in the 68th Competition thus far - although a few solitary Palmes were handed out.

Will Ferrell

Fortitude boards Will Ferrell comedy 'Tom's Dad'

16-May-2015 | By

Lasse Hallström will direct the story of a struggling nightclub performer forced to babysit his estranged 12-year-old son. Fortitude International is selling in Cannes.

Bruce Willis

Voltage lines up Bruce Willlis action comedy

16-May-2015 | By

Voltage Pictures will finance and produce an untitled Bruce Willis action comedy and is in the midst of talks with Cannes buyers.

Issey Ogata

'Magic Kimono' secures cast, financing

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Issey Ogata has joined Kaori Momoi in the cast of the first ever Japanese-Latvian co-production, Magic Kimono, which has also received support from the Riga Film Fund and Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn joins dystopian drama 'The White King'

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Dystopian book adaptation readies for shoot.

Lionsgate UK swoops on 'Turbo Kid'

16-May-2015 | By

Epic Pictures has reported a roaring trade here on its Sundance pick-up Turbo Kid led by a deal with Lionsgate for the UK.

The Brain Eaters

Red Sea Media to sell AIP genre slate

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich’s LA-based sales company has come on to handle international sales on a reboot slate of ten American International Pictures genre classics from the 1950s.

Jeremy Irons

KMI to sell 'Monumental'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, rising star AnnaSophia Robb and Rory Culkin have joined the action comedy, which Kathy Morgan International has introduced to Cannes buyers.

Three Summer Nights

Korea’s 9ers takes on 'Chosen', 'Three Summer Nights'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s 9ers Entertainment has picked up international rights to Kim Hwi’s creature horror The Chosen: Forbidden Cave (working title) and Kang Sang-jin’s comedy Three Summer Nights.

Larry Gaye Renegade Male Flight Attendant

Other Angle flies 'Larry Gaye' to new territories

16-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Other Angle has secured a brace of key sales for US comedy Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.

Eaten team

Tiger Aspect, Sadie Frost, Catalyst team on horror

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Aspect teams on on cannibal horror from Ripper Street writer.

Danny Huston

The Works takes Huston's 'Last Photograph'

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Huston, Sarita Choudhury, Stacy Martin star in Cat Villiers production.

Havana Autos And Architecture

'Buena Vista' producer readies four new Cuban docs

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buena Vista Social Club producer Rosa Bosch is in Cannes with a slate of four new feature documentaries, all of which are to be made in Cuba as the country begins to open itself up to international production.

Our Last Tango

Wide House’s 'Our Last Tango' heads to Japan

16-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Passionate tango tale to world premiere at the Cannes Marche today (May 16).


Pagafantas to get German remake

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish sales outfit Cinema Republic together with Cienfuegos Films has closed a deal on its feature Pagafantas, directed by Borja Cobeaga.

To Be Sixteen

Mirovision pacts with Dankook Graduate School

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Mirovision has signed a deal with the Dankook Graduate School of Cinematic Content (DGC), headed by Kim Dong-ho, to handle world sales on the school’s features and short films.

Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud

Little Studio Films options Joe Pepitone story

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The company has optioned rights to the sports biopic Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud about New York Yankee starn and is talking to buyers on the Croisette.

Francis: Pray For Us

FilmSharks lures 'Francis' buyers

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks’ Francis: Pray For Us promo continues to draw buyers as Metropolitan has swooped on French rights to the Vatican-endorsed biopic of the current Pope.

Jamie Foxx on board 'Blink'

16-May-2015 | By

Jamie Foxx has joined Atlas Entertainment’s thriller, which Highland Film Group is touting to buyers here.

Brian Posehn

MPI Media Group boards 'Uncle Nick'

16-May-2015 | By

MPI Media Group has acquired all US distribution rights to the comedy starring Brian Posehn.

Raven Banner, Sony strike 'Sky Sharks' deal

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based company has struck a deal with Sony Pictures for home entertainment rights to the Nazi zombie creature feature Sky Sharks.

Cannes Marche

Goff Productions ready 'Night Dream'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Rene Sheridan and Gina G Goff of Goff Productions are lining up an adaptation of Oliver Stone’s autobiographical novel A Child’s Night Dream.

Death Or Glory

Salon books into boxing doc, horror

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Horgan, Ron Scalpello, Rob Savage films among slate.

First Growth

Buyers drink-up SND’s 'First Growth'


EXCLUSIVE: France’s SND has sealed several deals on Jerome Le Maire’s viticulture themed family drama First Growth (Premier Cru) following its market premiere in Cannes.

Fatma Al Remaihi

Doha Film Institute unveils Spring 2015 funding round

16-May-2015 | By

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has unveiled the projects to receive grants in its Spring 2015 funding cycle, including the first Qatari feature awarded a production grant.

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo joins 'Three Seconds'

16-May-2015 | By

The actor is on board Otto Bathurst’s thriller starring Luke Evans, which Bloom is touting here to buyers.

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman doc confirms five territories

16-May-2015 | By

Early during the Cannes market, buyers have rushed to snap up Stig Björkman’s feature doc Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words. 

Know Your International English-Speaking Markets

Panel discusses international markets

16-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Know Your International English-Speaking Markets panel talked on wide-ranging topics including VoD and the recent success of genre films.

Finance panel

Finance panel: Friends in high places

16-May-2015 | By

Panel was moderated by Nigel Sinclair, CEO of White Horse Pictures, along with film-makers Ariel Vromen and Lone Scherfig.

A Christmas Star

Liam Neeson follows 'Christmas Star'

16-May-2015 | By

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People has produced its first feature, featuring Irish action stars Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan.

Shinji Aoyama

Aoyama to direct Japanese-Malaysian co-production

15-May-2015 | By

Japan’s ColorBird Inc and Malaysia’s Barnet Books are joining forces to co-produce a horror film directed by Japanese filmmaker Shinji Aoyama.

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos stirs up Cannes

15-May-2015 | By

Ted Sarandos moved to allay concerns over the fate of the traditional theatrical business on Friday in Cannes although he may have achieved the opposite as he said Netflix would side-step theatrical distribution in France.

Ghosthunters On Icy Trails

Beta Cinema scores sales on 'Ghosthunters', 'Umrika'

15-May-2015 | By

Beta Cinema’s Cannes market titles Ghosthunters On Icy Trails and Sundance Audience Award winner Umrika have been selling briskly.

We Are UK Film: Distribution Focus panel

VIDEO PANEL: Distribution Focus


Know your international English-speaking markets; the films to make for audiences in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

‘Ultron’ crosses $1bn global

15-May-2015 | By

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron was on course to reach the milestone on Friday, its 24th day of release.

Leslie Mann

Block Entertainment sells out Leslie Mann comedy

15-May-2015 | By

Bill Block and John Friedberg have sold out the world on Untitled Lucas/Moore Project to star Leslie Mann following last week’s US deal with Paramount.

Kung Fury

Directors’ Fortnight title 'Kung Fury' gets distribution

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Homage to 1980s action films gets VoD deal.

Richard Conway

Essential launches in Cannes

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Former Molinare exec, Ironclad producer launch UK company.

The Survivalist

Alchemy finds ‘The Survivalist’

15-May-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to Screen 2013 Star Of Tomorrow’s Stephen Fingleton’s post-apocalyptic thriller following its premiere in Tribeca last month.

Celluloid Dreams sells Cannes contender 'Dheepan' worldwide

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or contender sold to more than 20 territories.

The Visitors

'The Visitors: Bastille Day' scores sales for Gaumont

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Co-stars Jean Reno and Christian Clavier to hit Cannes today (May 15).

The High Sun

Chesneau embarks on search for quality indies with Cercamon

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Rezo sales chief unveils eclectic international slate.


StudioCanal, HanWay board 'Swallows and Amazons'

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Iconic UK book series sails to production with Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald in lead roles.

Mia Madre

Curzon Artificial Eye acquires 'Valley Of Love', 'Mia Madre', Gaspar Noe's 'Love'

15-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired three new titles, all playing in official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes: Screen's jury reveals mixed first scores

15-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen International’s legendary Cannes Palme D’Or jury swings back into action today, as the 68th festival gets into full swing and the first two films have played out at the Palais Des Festivals.

Brian Epstein

IM Global lines up ‘The Fifth Beatle’

15-May-2015 | By

IM Global, writer Vivek J Tiwary and Simon Cowell‘s Syco Entertainment will co-produce the adaptation of Tiwary’s graphic novel about the band’s manager Brian Epstein.

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' to star Sam Neill

15-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New Zealand director scored recent hit with What We Do In The Shadows; Protagonist Pictures selling international.

Gael Bernal Garcia

Gael Bernal Garcia, Marine Vacth join Joan Chemla noir

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Gael Bernal Garcia and Marine Vacth are set to co-star in French Joan Chemla’s film noir If You See His Heart (Si Tu Voyais Son Coeur).


David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss check into R.D. Laing biopic


EXCLUSIVE: Former Doctor Who star Tennant to play renowned psychiatrist R.D. Laing, the ‘Acid-Marxist’.

Guy Pearce Mia Wasikowska

'Brimstone' inks France, Germany deals ahead of shoot

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mia Wasikowska thriller goes to France, Germany ahead of June 15 shoot.

Film London Microwave greenlights duo

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 160 applicants whittled down to chase thriller and horror.

Cannes Marche

Cannes Marché launches high-rolling investors club

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Record 117 territories represented at the Marché this year.

Ali Mostafa Rami Nasin

Ali Mostafa teams with US producers for 'The Worthy'

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Mostafa teaming with Image Nation and US producers Peter Safran and Steven Schneider.

David Kross

David Kross to portray legendary goalie “Bert” Trautmann

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German actor David Kross, who appeared opposite Kate Winslet in Stephen Daldry’s Oscar-winning The Reader, has been cast as the legendary German-born goalkeeper Bernd ‘Bert’ Trautmann who was in goal for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.

Cillian Murphy

LD Entertainment boards ‘Anthropoid’

15-May-2015 | By

Charlotte Le Bon has joined Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy on the WWII story that Altitude is selling in Cannes.


Chinese outfit boards sci-fi 'Neuromancer'

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: GFM Films hopes to feed film through UK-China co-pro agreement.


Kino Lorber pounces on Sembene!

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has pounced on US rights to the documentary ahead of tonight’s screening in Cannes Classics.

Emmanuelle Seigner

Emmanuelle Seigner joins 'Stalin's Couch'

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Venus In Fur star Emmanuelle Seigner has signed on to appear opposite Gerard Depardieu in Fanny Ardant’s new €2.5m feature, Stalin’s Couch.

Cristina Gallego lines up next projects

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The fast-rising Colombian producer – in Cannes with Directors’ Fortnight selection Embrace Of The Serpent set to premiere today – is pulling together her follow-up pipeline.


Five Star picks up Francois Hilaire biopic

15-May-2015 | By

Bangkok-based Five Star Production has picked up international rights to biopic F.Hilaire, about a French priest who wrote a famous Thai language textbook.

Wonderful Nightmare

Wonderful sales for Korea’s M-Line

15-May-2015 | By

Korea’s M-Line Distribution has sold North American rights to Kang Hyo-jin’s comedy Wonderful Nightmare to Asia Releasing, along with a string of other territories.

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff joins 'Don't Knock Twice'

15-May-2015 | By

The actress has signed on to star in Red & Black Films’ supernatural horror film on the Content international sales slate.

Cinema do Brasil champions co-production

15-May-2015 | By

The support body attends Cannes this year promoting 31 companies as well as Cesar Augusto Acevedo’s Critics’ Week entry Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) and João Paulo Miranda Maria’s short Command Action.

Wim Vandekeybus

Be For launches Galloping Mind

15-May-2015 | By

Benelux sales outfit Be For Films is launching international sales on Galloping Mind, the new feature from ballet star turned filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus.

“Healthier” Hubert Bals Fund unveils spring selection

15-May-2015 | By

International Film Festival Rotterdam’s resurgent Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) has announced its spring 2015 selection.

VoD service MUBI on Cannes hunt

15-May-2015 | By

Efe Cakarel’s fast expanding VOD service MUBI is in Cannes looking to make global distribution deals for selected titles in the Cannes Marché.

Metrodome Distribution

Metrodome nabs gangster doc duo

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome takes duo for sales and distribution.

Brillante Mendoza

TIFF’s Crosscut Asia to focus on the Philippines

15-May-2015 | By

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and Japan Foundation have announced they will focus on the cinema of the Philippines for the second edition of the festival’s Crosscut Asia sidebar.

Louise Brealey

Vision captures UK thriller 'Containment'

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US sales outfit boards rights to UK thriller.

Greenaway's 'Guanajuato' racks up sales

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Eisenstein in Guanajuato by veteran British director Peter Greenaway has been racking up sales.


Phenomena producers in Cannes 'Best Seller' pitch

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The producers behind the upcoming adaptation of the Norwegian fantasy book series will present the project to buyers tomorrow [May 16].

Scandinavian production outfit Avanti Film launches

15-May-2015 | By

New Scandinavian production outfit launches at the Cannes Marche.

3D Guild

New 3D Guild launched at Cannes

15-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The non-profit organisation is Belgium-based with 11 founding members from the UK, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' leads UK buzz

15-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ revival in pole position ahead of Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2.

Our Little Sister

SPC acquires Kore-eda Hirokazu’s 'Our Little Sister'

14-May-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights from Wild Bunch to Kore-eda Hirokazu’s drama that premieres in Competition on Thursday.


eOne shines with 'Spotlight' sales

14-May-2015 | By

eOne has licensed a large swathe of the world on its Catholic Church abuse drama including a multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA).


Weinsteins in 'Southpaw' Cannes slot offer

14-May-2015 | By

The upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama was accepted into Cannes however the Weinsteins decided not to proceed because the star had already committed to his jury role.


HPI to show 'Geezer' footage in Cannes

14-May-2015 | By

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong makes his starring debut in the comedy and Hyde Park International president Eric Christenson will show footage here.

Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara talks 'Siberia'

14-May-2015 | By

The director has shed more light on his $3m Jungian drama Siberia to star Willem Dafoe ahead of Monday’s Cannes press conference to promote a Kickstarter campaign.

Cannes Market Buzz 2015

Cannes 2015: Market Buzz

14-May-2015 | By Screen staff

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

Cargo, Radiant join forces

14-May-2015 | By

Cargo Entertainment has invested in Radiant Films International as the companies settle into Cannes under a strategic partnership to create a commercial slate.

Elizabeth Olsen

Wild Bunch's Insiders launches Olsen, Pine film 'Wind River'

14-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch’s newly created LA-based sales company Insiders is launching Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River, starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen.

Elle Fanning

Bening, Gerwig, Fanning joins '20th Century Women'

14-May-2015 | By

Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning have joined the cast of Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, which Annapurna International is selling in Cannes.


Film Movement buys ‘Haemoo’, ‘The Automatic Hate’

14-May-2015 | By

The New York-based film distributor has picked up North American rights to Shim Sung-Bo’s South Korean thriller Haemoo from Finecut in Cannes.


Thunder Road, CEG extend deal

14-May-2015 | By

Thunder Road Pictures has extended its deal with music financier Cutting Edge Group and CEG’s investment arm, Conduct, for an additional five films.

Much Loved

Pyramide picks up Directors’ Fortnight title 'Much Loved'

14-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Pyramide Films has taken French rights to Nabil Ayouch’s Directors’ Fortnight title Much Loved – about four Marrakech prostitutes - ahead of its Cannes Marche screening today (May 14).

Emily Blunt

Andrew Lazar rides with 'Bronco Belle', 'Rupture'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: American Sniper producer joins Emily Blunt’s ‘Rocky-on-a-bull’ drama, talks new films.

The Valley of Love

Le Pacte scores German sale for Cannes contender 'Valley of Love'

14-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Concorde has picked up rights to all German-speaking territories for Guillaume Nicloux’s Palme d’Or contender Valley of Love.

Ricardo Darin

FilmSharks swims with Disney on ‘Kóblic’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has swooped on Latin American and Spanish rights to Kóblic, a thriller that reunites Argentinian idol Ricardo Darin with his Chinese Take-Out director Sebastián Borensztein.

Marco Bellocchio

Match Factory, Bellocchio strike three-picture deal

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: New Alba Rohrwacher drama among trio.

Riz Ahmed

Cast, financiers fly to 'Blackbird'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Riz Ahmed, producer Kevin Loader join Rooney Mara drama.

Yellow Affair scores US deal on 'The Girl King'

14-May-2015 | By

Mika Kaurismaki’s costume epic is set in 1633.

Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn gets behind ‘Home Field’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The actor and producer’s Wild West Picture Show has come on board to produce the animation, which Double Dutch International (DDI) is selling in Cannes.

Cannes title 'Rams' scores sales

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales secures deals for Benelux, Greece, Taiwan.

Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson joins Simon West’s 'The Blob'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Pulp Fiction star boards in-demand thriller remake.

The Golden Cane Warrior

Well Go USA grabs Golden Cane

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based WTFilms has sold Indonesian martial arts drama The Golden Cane Warrior to Well Go USA for North America.


Alchemy takes werewolf thriller 'Howl' for US

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome inks US deal on werewolf thriller.

Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan to star in 'Love At First Sight'

14-May-2015 | By

Mortal Instruments to star opposite Hailee Steinfeld.

Its Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong

Red Sea in Cannes with eight-strong slate

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich’s LA-based sales company is in Cannes with a varied roster of completed titles.


Buyers enter Epic’s ‘Jeruzalem’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson have reported a strong early response to the apocalyptic creature horror, closing key territories in the early stages of the market.


Myriad starts talks on 'Bare'

14-May-2015 | By

Dianna Agron and Paz de la Huerta will star in the drama, which premiered in Tribeca and Myriad Pictures has introduced to international buyers here.

Dean Devlin

Electric closes $20m production facility

14-May-2015 | By

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, in town with a slate that includes Anthony Hopkins thriller Go With Me, has closed a $20m production facility with First Republic Bank (FRB) to finance the second season of TNT show The Librarians.

FilmNation promotes executive trio

14-May-2015 | By

Jennifer Fradlin, Patrick Chu and Selena Saldana are all in Cannes attending the market.


Paramount nabs Tribeca hit 'Ashby'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Studio swoops on Mickey Rourke comedy-drama in North America, UK, Australia, more.

Narcissus and Goldmund

Ruzowitzky to direct Hesse adaptation 'Narcissus and Goldmund'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) is to direct Hermann Hesse’s 1930 international bestseller and cult novel Narcissus and Goldmund.


Twenty racks up sales for Contents Panda

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Contents Panda, the sales arm of Korea’s Next Entertainment World (NEW), has signed a raft of deals on Lee Byeong-heon’s Twenty, including the sale of Japanese rights to NBC Universal Japan.

Creative Control

Coproduction Office gets 'Creative Control'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Philippe Bober’s Coproduction Office has boarded world sales rights on Benjamin Dickinson’s SXSW award winner Creative Control.

Andy Samberg

Universal starts shoot on ‘Lonely Island Movie’

14-May-2015 | By

Production has begun on Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie starring Digital Shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

My New Sassy Girl

Mirovision picks up My New Sassy Girl

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Mirovision has picked up international rights to romantic comedy My New Sassy Girl, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2001 hit My Sassy Girl.

Pang Ho Cheung

Hong Kong’s Bravos picks up Making Films duo

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Bravos Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to two titles produced by leading Hong Kong filmmaker Pang Ho Cheung – Luk Yee-sum’s Lazy Hazy Crazy and Jason Kwan’s A Nail Clipper Romance.

Criminal Activities

Image acquires 'Criminal Activities'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has acquired North American and UK rights to the John Travolta thriller, which Diamond Pictures is selling on the Croisette.

Amy Winehouse

Film4 takes TV rights to Asif Kapadia’s 'Amy'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Film4 boards distribution of Amy Winehouse doc.

The Phoenix Incident

Buyers flock to Concourse’s ‘Phoenix’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have closed key sales here on the conspiracy thriller.

Songs Of Lahore

Autlook to sell 'Songs of Lahore'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vienna based Autlook Filmsales has snapped up international sales rights to Songs Of Lahore, the new feature doc from Sharmeen Obey - the first Pakistani ever to win an Oscar - and Andy Schocken.

Kering, Cannes launch Women In Motion

14-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Cannes and luxury brand Kering’s new programme Women In Motion will honour Jane Fonda for her ‘unique and outstanding contribution to the film industry’ on May 17.

Among The Believers

Cinephil takes controversial 'Among The Believers'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tribeca title explores radical Islamic school.

Code M

New Dutch fund backs 'Code M', 'Playboy Priest'

14-May-2015 | By

Details have emerged of the new regional film fund being set up in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.

'Battle For Sevastopol' sold into Asia

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Female sniper movie marks first Russia-Ukraine co-production in years.

The Treacherous

Finecut seals deals on Treacherous, Revivre

14-May-2015 | By

Korea’s Finecut has pre-sold Min Kyu-dong’s erotic period drama The Treacherous, starring Ju Ji-hoon, to Pretty Pictures for France and French-speaking Swiss pay-TV.

Hands of Stone

Weinsteins acquire US on ‘Hands Of Stone’

14-May-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company closed a US deal at 6am on Thursday morning for boxing drama Hands of Stone starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro.

Pinewood Studios launches Ireland production company

14-May-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

Pinewood Studios has launched a production services company in Ireland to help its TV and film clients take advantage of the country’s recently enhanced tax incentives.

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Zvyagintsev to head Shanghai fest jury

14-May-2015 | By

Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) has announced that Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose Leviathan won best screenplay at Cannes last year, will head the Golden Goblet jury at this year’s edition of the festival (June 13-21).

The Ghouls press conference

Wanda scares up 'Ghouls' sales across Asia

14-May-2015 | By

China’s Wanda Pictures has sold a string of Asian territories on Wuershan’s The Ghouls, includingTaiwan (CMC), the Philippines (MVP) and Singapore (Shaw).


Fox Searchlight acquires Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Youth’

13-May-2015 | By

The studio has snapped up rights from Pathé to Paolo Sorrentino’s drama ahead of its world premiere in Competition on May 20.

Roadside, Lionsgate snap up ‘The Sea Of Trees’

13-May-2015 | By

The Competition entry starring Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe has found its US home.

Christopher Woodrow

Christopher Woodrow launches Vendian

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Woodrow flies into Cannes with a new finance and production venture that has raised $100m in equity and got behind six of the biggest titles to hit the market in the last two years.

‘Ultron’ scores $33.9m China opening day

13-May-2015 | By

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron stormed into China on Tuesday, pushing Disney past the $2bn worldwide box office mark for the second consecutive year.

The Neon Demon

Gaumont, Wild Bunch sell The Neon Demon wide

13-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

CANNES: French sales companies Gaumont and Wild Bunch have announced a raft of sales on Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror picture The Neon Demon, which is on the verge of wrapping in Los Angeles.

Ennis Hensley to head international sales at TWC

13-May-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company confirmed on Wednesday that the executive has taken over following the departure to IM Global of Michael Rothstein.

Javier Bardem

EuropaCorp adds ‘Escobar’ to Cannes slate

13-May-2015 | By

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will star in the biopic about the drug lord, which the company has introduced to buyers on the Croisette.

R Gervais

eOne to sell 'Life On The Road'

13-May-2015 | By

eOne in association with BBC Films has come on board to finance Ricky Gervais’ upcoming Life On The Road featuring David Brent, the character he immortalised in The Office.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz to star in Pete Travis kidnap thriller 'Snatchback'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Weisz to star in and produce true story; Protagonist launches in Cannes.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman set to join See-Saw's 'Parties'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cast rounds on John Cameron Mitchell’s “punks and aliens” feature adapted from a Neil Gaiman story; HanWay boards sales.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson, Kodi Smit-McPhee set to 'Croak'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cornerstone to sell comedy from ParaNorman director.


Fortitude International boards ‘State Like Sleep’

13-May-2015 | By

Rebecca Hall, Michael Shannon and Ben Foster will star in the mystery that Fortitude International is selling in Cannes.

Bill Murray

Open Road shifts 'Kasbah' dates

13-May-2015 | By Jeremy Kay and Nadia Tseng

ROUND-UP: The distributor has moved the Bill Murray comedy from November 13 to October 23 this year. 

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage, Naomie Harris get 'Clearance'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Umedia boards rights to action-drama set to shoot in South Africa.

Odd Job

Gaumont launches 'Odd Job', 'Pattaya' at Cannes

13-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other new titles on slate include Pattaya and Critics’ Week screener Learn by Heart.

The Women In The Silver Plate

Celluloid Dreams takes Kurosawa’s 'Woman'

13-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Kurosawa shoots first ever French-language film. 

Jackie Chan

Golden Network boards Jackie Chan's 'Railroad Tigers'

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to Jackie Chan’s next project, $50m action comedy Railroad Tigers, to be directed by Ding Sheng.

Search Engine acquires 'Standing Tall'

13-May-2015 | By

Search Engine Films has acquired Canadian rights from Elle Driver to Cannes festival opener Standing Tall (La Tête Haute).

Persona Non Grata

NTV adds 'Persona Non Grata' to Cannes line-up

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Nippon Television (NTV) has added Japanese historical drama Persona Non Grata, which was filmed entirely in Poland, to its Cannes slate.

Peter Aalbæk Jensen

Aalbæk Jensen plots 'Angelic Avengers' adaptation

13-May-2015 | By

Danish producer and Zentropa co-founder Peter Aalbæk Jensen is plotting a new English-language feature based on a novel by revered Out Of Africa author Karen Blixen.


Showbox sells 'Assassination' to North America

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex has signed a string of pre-sales on Choi Dong-hoon’s Assassination, including North American rights, which have gone to Well Go USA.


Oettinger throws down gauntlet to European cinema

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of his first visit to the Cannes Film Festival, European Commissioner Günther Oettinger has challenged the European film industry to deliver evidence supporting their calls for maintaining the territoriality principle.

Ratchet And Clank

'Ratchet & Clank' enlists A-list cast

13-May-2015 | By

Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone have joined the voice cast on Ratchet & Clank, which Cinema Management Group sells internationally here.


Content to sell world on ‘Callas’

13-May-2015 | By

Noomi Rapace will play the most influential female opera singer of the 20th century in what is set to be one of the most glamorous projects on the market as Content commences talks with buyers this week.

Ooops! Noah Is Gone…

Buyers board 'Ooops! Noah is Gone'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Family animation sells around the world for Global Screen.

Sameh Zoabi

Sixteen Films to 'Catch the Moon' with Le Pacte

13-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The UK’s Sixteen Films is joining forces with French Le Pacte, German Pandora and Egyptian Film Clinic to co-produce Palestinian filmmaker’s Sameh Zoabi Gaza-set comedy Catch The Moon.

Flight Crew

Russia's Central Partnership retuns to sales

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Leading Russian distributor Central Partnership is returning to sales after several years away and is in Cannes with a slate of big budget genre movies including sci-thrillers and historical action fare.

Cannes Marche

Conquistador to show Odyssea 3D footage

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The company has unveiled its Cannes slate led by Jean-Michel Cousteau’s nature documentary.


IM Global partners on Valor Entertainment

13-May-2015 | By

IM Global and talent managers Carlos Bobadilla and Brandon Guzmán have launched a joint venture management and production company with a focus on Latino talent.


The Orchard acquires ‘Lamb’

13-May-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American, UK and Australian and New Zealand rights to Ross Partridge’s drama.

Rise of the Footsoldier

Carnaby, Signature on the 'Rise'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Signature takes UK rights to gangster sequel.

Al Pacino

‘Beyond Deceit’ secures funding

13-May-2015 | By

Pacific Mercantile Bank’s Entertainment Industries Division (EID) has provided Mike And Marty Productions with financing for its legal thriller starring Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino.

Screen at Cannes 2015


Details of daily publications, parties, panels and events hosted by Screen International.

Alice Eve

Alice Eve joins cast of 'Please Stand Me'

13-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

She will star alongside Dakota Fanning and Helen Hunt in Ben Lewin’s road trip movie which is being sold by Embankment Films.


Maverick, Zinnia Flower to bookend Taipei fest

13-May-2015 | By

Taipei Film Festival has announced that Cheng Wen-tang’s Maverick will open this year’s edition of the festival (June 26-July 12), while Tom Shu-yu Lin’s Zinnia Flower will play as the closing film.

Blood Moon rises for Studiocanal in UK

13-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

Jinga Films’ werewolf western has also been picked up for distribution in the US, Middle East and Portugal.

Censored Voices

Dogwoof sells Censored Voices to Music Box

13-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

As well as the US, Mor Loushy’s documentary has also sold to a raft of territories including Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

'Furious 7' tops China box office for fourth week

13-May-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Universal’s Furious 7 took a further $17.38m in mainland China in the week May 4-10, which kept it at the top of the box office and pushed its cumulative gross to $389.26m.

Gemma Arterton

Lionsgate takes Their Finest Hour And A Half for UK

13-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

Directed by Lone Scherfig and starring Gemma Arterton, the romantic wartime comedy will shoot this summer.

Mia Madre

Cineart snaps up Cannes selection

13-May-2015 | By

Benelux distributor Cineart has been on its usual pre-Cannes buying spree, picking up several high profile arthouse and US indie titles both in official selection and in the market.

Killing Joke The Death and Resurrection Show

Sundance secures Killing Joke doc from KWA

13-May-2015 | By

Kevin Williams Associates has closed a multi-territory deal with the Sundance Channel for its music doc, Killing Joke - The Death & Resurrection Show.

Anamaria Marinca

Casting complete on She Who Brings Gifts

13-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

The post apocalyptic zombie thriller, which is being sold by Altitude Films, will be distributed in the UK by Warner Bros.

Nick Park

StudioCanal unveils Aardman 'Early Man' footage

12-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Buyers queue round the block for StudioCanal’s pre-Cannes promo event.

Xavier Dolan

Seville International secures ‘Juste La Fin’ sales

12-May-2015 | By

Heading into the market eOne’s boutique sales arm has announced key territories on Xavier Dolan’s upcoming drama to star Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel, Nathalie Baye and Gaspard Ulliel.

IM Global lines up ‘Samarkand’

12-May-2015 | By

Tom Hardy, Cannes-bound with Mad Max: Fury Road, is lining up to star in what would be a red-hot market title as an SAS veteran with PTSD in Journey To Samarkand.

Brand, A Second Coming

Myriad Pictures boards 'Brand: A Second Coming'

12-May-2015 | By

The Santa Monica-based sales agent will handle international rights in Cannes on the documentary that recently opened SXSW.

‘Mad Max’ rolls into 68 markets this week

12-May-2015 | By

Warner Bros has unveiled details of the action film’s international roll-out on more than 16,000 screens in the coming days.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway boards Voltage’s 'Colossal'

12-May-2015 | By

The Oscar winner will star in the genre film that Voltage Pictures is fully financing and produces with Nahikari Ipiña via her Sayaka Producciones. Voltage commences pre-sales on the Croisette this week.

One & Two

IFC Midnight picks up ‘One & Two’

12-May-2015 | By

ROUND-UP: The distributor has acquired US rights to the supernatural thriller following the premiere in Berlin’s Generation strand. Separately the comedy Balls Out has found buyers in North and Latin America.

Dane Dehaan

EuropaCorp lines up 'Valerian' adaptation

12-May-2015 | By

Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne will star in Luc Besson’s big-screen adaptation of the French sci-fi graphic novel.

Christopher Plummer

A24 swoops on ‘Remember’, ‘Monsters’

12-May-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up two films on offer in the market, taking US rights to Atom Egoyan’s Remember starring Christopher Plummer and Bryan Bertino’s upcoming There Are Monsters.

The Delivery Man

HFG to introduce ‘The Delivery Man’

12-May-2015 | By

Floria Sigismondi of The Runaways fame will direct the drama about broken lives and new beginnings in Las Vegas.


AmPav unveils Cannes ‘Industry In Focus’ programme

12-May-2015 | By

Special guests at The American Pavilion during the festival will include Amy Poehler, Salma Hayek and John C Reilly.

David Lyle

David Lyle named first PactUS president

12-May-2015 | By

TV veteran David Lyle has been named inaugural president of the new television and content producers’ trade association.

Lost in Karastan

'Lost in Karastan' picked up for UK release

12-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Political satire starring Matthew Macfadyen co-written by Ida’s Pawel Pawlikowski.

Oleg Sentsov

Sentsov now a year in detention in Russia

12-May-2015 | By

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s detention by the Russian authorities has been extended by yet another two months to July 11.

Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman joins MasterClass programe

12-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The two-time Oscar winner will be among the first teachers on the online platform alongside Serena Williams and James Patterson.

AFI DOCS unveils opening, closing galas

12-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Best Of Enemies, directed by Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville, will screen as the festival’s Opening Night Gala on June 17.

Being Evel

K5 leaps for Evel Knievel doc

12-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Daredevil documentary played at Sundance and SXSW.

Precious Cargo

Signature Entertainment picks up Precious Cargo

12-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

The UK distributor has also acquired Cell starring Samuel L Jackson and Frankestein with Carrie Anne Moss and Danny Huston.

Chloe & Theo

Tiberius Film picks up Chloe & Theo

12-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

The film features Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson.

Gemma Bovery to open Film4 Summer Screen programme

12-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

Also playing as part of the 14 night open air programme at London’s Somerset House will be Guy Ritchie’s A Man From U.N.C.L.E and Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.

Marco Bellocchio

Locarno to honour Marco Bellocchio

12-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

The Italian auteur is to receive the Pardo d’onore at the Locarno Film Festival in August.

Noma My Perfect Storm

Japan's Longride takes 'Noma My Perfect Storm'

12-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

The Japanese distributor has picked up rights to the culinary documentary about Danish chef Rene Redzepi from TrustNordisk.

Moscow Belgium

Beta Cinema picks up Vincent And The End Of The World

12-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

It is the latest feature from director Christophe van Rompaey, whose 2008 film Moscow, Belgium won three awards in Cannes Critics Week that year.

Closet Monster

Fortissimo adds 'Closet Monster' to Cannes slate

12-May-2015 | By

Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to Canadian filmmaker Stephen Dunn’s directorial debut Closet Monster.

Shanghai Media Group

SMG enters Arclight's 'Stone Forest'

12-May-2015 | By

Shanghai Media Group Pictures will market and distribute Arclight Films’ The Stone Forest in China.

Japan Day Project

Japan Day Project launching Cannes seminars

12-May-2015 | By

Japan’s new promotional initiative, Japan Day Project, is launching a seminar series, ‘New Gateways to the Japanese Industry’ (May 16-18), at this year’s Cannes film festival.

Orson Welles

Tokyo film festival ready Terayama, Welles retrospectives

12-May-2015 | By

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) is holding retrospectives of the work of Shuji Terayama and Orson Welles at this year’s edition of the festival (October 22-31).

Some Kind Of Hate

Devilworks boards Some Kind of Hate

12-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Genre sales outfit Devilworks has boarded Adam Egypt Mortimer’s horror Some Kind Of Hate.

Kirsten Dunst

Cannes: Bloom brings 'Woodshock' to market

11-May-2015 | By

Kirsten Dunst will star in the feature directorial debut from Rodarte fashion label founders Kate and Laura Mulleavy.

MPI Media Group boards 'Uncle Nick'

11-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: MPI Media Group has added the comedy presented by Errol Morris to its Croisette sales slate.

The Assassin

Cannes: Well Go takes 'The Assassin' for North America

11-May-2015 | By

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s period Chinese drama to world premiere in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

Miramax hires 'Crouching Tiger II' producer

11-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

David Thwaites joins from Phoenix Pictures.

Dermot Mulroney and Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish, Dermot Mulroney join 'Lavender'

11-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Ed Gass-Donnelly directs psychological thriller; AMBI to commence sales in Cannes

Cannes: Buyers eye 'Willing Patriot,' 'Kaiser’s Last Kiss'

11-May-2015 | By

The stars have aligned on several late-breaking projects in Cannes as Sierra/Affinity brings a Liam Neeson spy thriller and Lotus Entertainment boards a WWII thriller with Lily James and Christopher Plummer.

Cannes 2015: Raising the curtain on this year’s market

11-May-2015 | By

Is Netflix set to dominate this year’s headlines?

Alicia Vikander

Cannes: IM Global to sell 'The Circle'

11-May-2015 | By

Stuart Ford and his sales team will introduce buyers to the thriller, which Image Nation Abu Dhabi is fully financing.

Aranka Matits

Cannes: Aranka Matits launches Featurette

11-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The former Pretty Pictures acquisitions chief heads to the Croisette with her freshly minted consultancy and a prestige stable of clients and films.

Patricio Valladares

Patricio Valladares sets ‘Downhill’ cast

11-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Chilean genre specialist has announced the actors on board the low-budget survival thriller ahead of the May 15 start in the southern part of the country..

Sierra/Affinity's Kristen Figeroid to exit after Cannes

11-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sales executive to “pursue other opportunities”.

Japan Day Project

Cannes: Japan makes global push with Japan Day Project

11-May-2015 | By

Japan is launching a new promotional initiative designed to boost the global market for Japanese films, TV, manga and other contents  – Japan Day Project (JDP) – at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

DIFF reinstates Dubai Film Connection

11-May-2015 | By

Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced a series of industry initiatives for this year’s edition of the festival (Dec 9-16), including the return of co-production market Dubai Film Connection (DFC).

Lee Yong-kwan

Filmmakers protest Busan festival gov't cuts

11-May-2015 | By

In South Korea, filmmakers are protesting a recently announced cut in funding from the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) for the beleaguered Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).

Fourth Direction Chauthi Koot

Cannes: Elle Driver adds Fourth Direction, new Téchiné, Puiu

11-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Punjab-set drama Fourth Direction to premiere in Un Certain Regard.

Screen names Tim Grierson senior US critic

11-May-2015 | By Screen staff

Tim Grierson has been appointed senior US critic for Screen International.

In the Shadow of Women

Cannes: Distrib Films acquires 'In The Shadow of Women' for US

11-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Philippe Garrel’s film set to open Directors Fortnight

Isabella Rossellini

Cannes: Isabella Rossellini to discuss sexism

11-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Isabella Rossellini to discuss on and off camera sexism in cinema at Cannes’ Women in Motion event; other female-focused Cannes events include #SeeHerNow twitter campaign.

'Ultron' overtakes 'Furious 7' as UK's biggest release of 2015

11-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox/Pinewood Pictures’ Spooks: The Greater Good is the week’s highest new entry with $1.6m (£1m) from 419 sites.

Alberto Barbera and Alfonso Cuaron

Alfonso Cuarón to lead Venice jury

11-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Gravity director to preside over the jury of the 72nd Venezia.

How to Win Enemies

Cannes: German firms line up market premieres

11-May-2015 | By

m-appeal has picked up Argentinian director Gabriel Lichtmann’s How To Win Enemies ahead of the Marché du Film in Cannes.

Iona Ruth Negga

'Iona' world premiere to close Edinburgh film festival

11-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Scott Graham’s drama stars Ruth Negga of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

The Barber

Cannes: Little Film Company adds three

11-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include thriller The Barber starring Scott Glenn.

Emory Cohen

Cannes: Fabrication Films caught 'Stealing Cars'

11-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Prison drama is from the producer of Dallas Buyers Club and exec producer Mark Wahlberg.

‘Ultron’ surges to $875M global

10-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 11: Marvel’s early summer tentpole once again ruled the international marketplace and has the $1bn worldwide target within sight as it prepares to open in China on Tuesday.

‘Ultron’ surges past $300m in North America

10-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 11: Marvel Studios and Disney celebrated as Avengers: Age of Ultron grossed a confirmed $77.7m to retain pole position with ease as Warner Bros’ Hotel Pursuit flopped in second place.

Spike Lee

IM Global Cannes-bound with 'Chiraq'

10-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE / UPDATED: Stuart Ford’s sales team will commence talks with international buyers on the Croisette on Spike Lee’s comedy musical.


FiGa bulks up slate with 'The Fire', 'Seashore'

10-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US-based FiGa Films has lined up a Cannes slate that includes Paz Fabrega’s Tribeca 2015 selection Viaje and Berlin entry The Fire from Juan Schnitman.

Dennis Bartok

Cannes: Fortissimo to sell Dennis Bartok horror 'P.O.V'

10-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Pre-sales to commence at Cannes.


Wild Bunch launches LA sales arm Insiders

9-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First titles include Jeff Nichols’ Loving and Sean Penn’s Flag Day, starring daughter Dylan Penn.

Agnes Varda

Cannes: Agnès Varda to receive honorary Palme d'Or

9-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

French director is the first woman and only the fourth person to receive the honour after Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood and Bernardo Bertolucci.

Cannes: ‘Krisha’ among Visit Films quartet

8-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Visit Films chief Ryan Kampe has beefed up the slate and flies to Cannes with four new titles led by the Critics’ Week selection.

Leslie Mann

Paramount acquires Leslie Mann comedy

8-May-2015 | By

The studio has swooped on US rights to the untitled Lucas & Moore Project in a timely move for international rights holder Bill Block on the eve of Cannes.

Daniel Radcliffe

Cannes: StarStream Media backs ‘Young Americans’

8-May-2015 | By

Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe are reuniting with their Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas to play the young Republican consultant Karl Rove and strategist Lee Atwater alongside Amanda Seyfried.

The Three Stooges

The Exchange lines up ‘The Three Stooges’ reboot

8-May-2015 | By

C3 Entertainment, Grand Peaks Entertainment and The Exchange are preparing the big-screen return of the iconic property, which will be available to buyers on the Croisette next week.

Aaron Paul

Cannes: Myriad boards ‘The Parts You Lose’

8-May-2015 | By

Kirk D’Amico’s Santa Monica-based company heads to the Croisette with international sales rights to the Aaron Paul thriller.

Los Cabos, Cannes strike alliance

8-May-2015 | By

Los Cabos Goes To Cannes cements partnership on the Croisette.

Geena Davis

Bentonville festival names inaugural winners

8-May-2015 | By

Jack Of The Red Hearts and In My Father’s House were among the winners on Friday night at Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment’s inaugural Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) in Arkansas.

Klown Forever

Cannes: Protagonist takes sequel to hit Danish comedy 'Klown'

8-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Sequel to the hit Danish comedy to include cameos from Isla Fisher, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.


Cannes: HanWay boards ‘A Storm In The Stars’

8-May-2015 | By

Douglas Booth will portray the poet Percy Shelley in pioneering female Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour’s anticipated follow-up to Wadjda. HanWay will start international sales in the south of France next week.


Cannes: Concourse Film Trade boards five

8-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Concourse Film Trade, a division of Matthew Shreder and Andrew Felts’ freshly minted Concourse Media, has bulked up its slate heading into Cannes.

Little England

'Little England', 'Xenia' bookend LAGFF

8-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The ninth edition of the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) is set to take place from June 3-7. 


Cannes: Media Luna adds four to slate

8-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Films by Petri Kotwica and Jan Prusinovský are among four new titles acquired by Media Luna New Films ahead of next week’s Cannes Marché.

Joseph Infantolino

Joseph Infantolino acquires rights to Orson Welles saga

8-May-2015 | By

The producer has acquired film rights to Josh Karp’srecently published book Orson Welles’s Last Movie: The Making Of The Other Side Of The Wind. 

Paula Modersohn-Becker

Cannes: Match Factory adds painter biopic 'Paula'

8-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Paula Modersohn-Becker biopic to star Carla Juri.

Dummie the Mummy

Cannes: Dutch Features raises 'Dummie the Mummy' sequel

8-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dutch Features Global Entertainment (DFGE) is to begin pre-sales in Cannes on a Dummie the Mummy sequel.


Cannes: Shoreline to sell 'AmStarDam'

8-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Stoner comedy marks the debut feature of the Lennox Brothers with a cast including Alice Lowe and Billy Boyd.

Konstantin Bojanov

Cannes: 'Ida' scribe joins Bojanov's 'I Want To Be Like You'

8-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Latido Films taking drama starring Barry Keoghan and Klaus Maria Brandauer to the Cannes Marche.

The Fencer

Cannes: Little Film Company acquires Klaus Härö's 'The Fencer'

8-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Drama is directed by Klaus Härö and will head to next week’s Cannes Marche.

‘Ultron’ crosses $735m global

8-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 8: The Marvel Studios/Disney tentpole had reached $735.3m worldwide by Friday and was poised to cross $500m heading into its third international weekend.

Irish Academy to honour Jim Sheridan

8-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Lifetime award to the director of My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father.

Cannes Film Festival red carpet

IM Global to sell ‘Fifty Shades Of Black’

7-May-2015 | By

CANNES: The collaborators on the A Haunted House franchise have found another property to lampoon. Separately, the company has found the actor to play Barack Obama in Southside With You.

Daniel Bort

Expression Entertainment to launch in Cannes

7-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Bort heads to the Croisette with an inaugural slate as president of the rebranded boutique international sales and distribution company.

Angelina Jolie

Uni anchors ‘By The Sea’ in awards season

7-May-2015 | By

The studio has secured a November 13 US slot for Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Unbroken follow-up, weighing anchor firmly in awards season.

Fortitude lines up football biopic ‘Robin Friday’

7-May-2015 | By

CANNES: Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off talks on the Croisette on the upcoming Sam Claflin starrer about one of the great cult heroes of English football.

Baltasar Kormakur

XYZ Films to sell ‘The Oath’

7-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Baltasar Kormákur is lining up an autumn shoot on the Icelandic and English-language crime-thriller, a late addition to the LA-based company’s Croisette sales slate.

Return To Sender

Image snaps up ‘Return To Sender’

7-May-2015 | By

ROUND-UP: Image Entertainment has acquired all US rights from Voltage Pictures to the thriller Return To Sender starring Rosamund Pike.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

‘Captain America’ writers board ‘Infinity War’

7-May-2015 | By

Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely will follow their writing gig on the Captain America series with Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 and Part 2.

Dylan Wiley

Dylan Wiley to head Broad Green specialty releasing

7-May-2015 | By

Dylan Wiley has been appointed president of specialty releasing at ambitious Los Angeles-based Broad Green Pictures.

Guy Avshalom

Lionsgate UK COO Guy Avshalom leaves company

7-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate UK COO leaves indie-major, looks to partner with Red Bus Group.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson joins ‘Deepwater Horizon’

7-May-2015 | By

The actress will appear on screen for the first time with her father Kurt Russell in Summit Entertainment and Participant Media’s upcoming oil rig disaster thriller.

Cannes Un Certain Regard jury 2015

Cannes: Isabella Rossellini to head Un Certain Regard jury

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cinefondation and Short Films juries also announced.

Milla Jovovich

HFG adds 'Savva', 'LaMotta' to Cannes slate

7-May-2015 | By

Highland Film Group (HFG) has come on to handle sales on animated family adventure Savva and biopic LaMotta: The Bronx Bull.


Raven Banner snaps up ‘Pod’, ‘Abomination’

7-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre specialist has picked up Mickey Keating’s SXSW Midnight thriller and Yam Laranas’ psychological thriller.

‘Tig’, ‘The New Girlfriend’ bookend Outfest

7-May-2015 | By

Festival organisers announced its gala screenings ahead of the Los Angeles event set to run from July 9-19.


Premiere Entertainment picks up ‘Good Ol’ Boy’

7-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into Cannes the Los Angeles-based sales agent has acquired international sales right to the retro family comedy from Brittany House Pictures and Emedia Films.

eOne launches Entertainment One Features

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Move combines global film production, distribution in new division.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Abu Dhabi Film Festival shuttered

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Media Zone Authority restructure will not impact SANAD Fund.

Sundance Institute

Fernando Coimbra among Sundance June 2015 Lab fellows

7-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Sundance Institute has announced the 13 projects selected for the 2015 June Directors and Screenwriters Labs.

Saint Amour

Cannes: Le Pacte takes 'Saint Amour' starring Gérard Depardieu

7-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Father and son wine tour tale reunites directorial duo Benoit Delépine and Gustave Kervern with Gérard Depardieu and ...

Stephen King

Altitude in ‘Tall Grass’ for Cannes

7-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vincenzo Natali will direct Toronto-based Copperheart Entertainment’s adaptation of the novella In The Tall Grass.

Cut Snake

monterey media wrangles ‘Cut Snake’

7-May-2015 | By

The crime thriller stars Sullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell and Jessica De Gouw and will open theatrically in late summer.

Western Religion

Automatic brings ‘Western Religion’ to Cannes

7-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based sales agent will start talks with buyers on the Western starring Claude Duhamel.

The Look Of Silence

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils 2015 line-up

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Look of Silence and new music from members of Sigur Ros to open festival; Monty Python documentary to close.

Sworn Virgin

‘Sworn Virgin’, ‘Western’ among San Francisco FF winners

7-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The San Francisco Film Society announced the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival winners at the Golden Gate Awards party on Wednesday evening.


Bankside sells Julianne Moore-Ellen Page drama 'Freeheld'

7-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

France, Germany, Spain, South Korea make deals on gay rights drama.


Archstone to sell ‘Don’t Kill It’

7-May-2015 | By

Braden Bowen’s Archstone Distribution has acquired worldwide sales rights to the Dolph Lundgren feature.

Louis Tisne

Elastic Film launches with Costanzo, Govaerts projects

7-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Hungry Hearts, Cub exec Louis Tisné launches production outfit.

Noma My Perfect Storm

Cannes: TrustNordisk to serve up 'Noma' food doc

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary centres on the Copenhagen-based restaurant that serves everything from ants to fermented cricket and live shrimp. 

Johannes Bah Kuhnke

'Force Majeure' star begins 'The Chamber' shoot

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Johannes Bah Kuhnke stars in underwater thriller.

Animal Crackers

Cannes: eOne snaps up 'Animal Crackers'

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Animated circus film features the voices of Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Ian McKellen, Sylvester Stallone and Danny DeVito.


Film industry "concerned" over Digital Single Market plans

7-May-2015 | By

The European Commission’s Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy has failed to allay growing concerns within the European film and TV industries about the Brussels-based institution’s response to the digital revolution.

Ju Anqi

China's 'Poet on a Business Trip' wins at Jeonju

7-May-2015 | By

Chinese director Ju Anqi’s Poet On A Business Trip won the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF)’s Grand Prize in the International Competition.

Cannes Marche

Cannes Marché unveils first China Summit

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Leading Chinese executives including producer and former Cannes jury member Shi Nansun to participate in discussions.

San Sebastian focus on indie Japanese cinema

San Sebastian to offer Japanese indie cinema focus

7-May-2015 | By Screen staff

Retrospective will focus on Japanese independent cinema from the past 15 years and includes Cannes favourite Naomi Kawase.

Til Schweiger

Cannes: Global Screen takes 'Nick - Off Duty'

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Action thriller stars Til Schweiger


Cannes: Little Film Company acquires 'Hamlet'

7-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Newly filmed version of the stage production stars Maxine Peake as Shakespeare’s Dane.


Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike join ‘HHHH’

6-May-2015 | By

The A-list cast on FilmNation’s Nazi thriller is taking shape as it emerged that Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell, Jack Reynor and Mia Wasikowska have come on board.

Kevin James

Kevin James to star in ‘Assassin’ action comedy

6-May-2015 | By

Merced Media has put its second sales title into the market and brought on Good Universe to handle pre-sales on comedy The True Memoirs Of An International Assassin.

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz to direct ‘Worst Marriage’ for Voltage

6-May-2015 | By

Voltage Pictures will fully finance and produce Christoph Waltz’s directorial debut as the new-look sales team heads to Cannes to launch pre-sales.

Jaie Laplante

MiamiFF unveils rebranded GEMS mini-fest

6-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Top brass at Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival have renamed last year’s inaugural MIFFecito four-day mid-season event.

Jon Hamm

Good Universe to sell 'High Wire Act'

6-May-2015 | By

The sales agent has dropped a Jon Hamm project into the market and will introduce buyers to the Radar Pictures’ action thriller that Brad Anderson will direct.

Rooney Mara

Film4 flies with Rooney Mara’s 'Blackbird'

6-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK broadcaster joins finance of Jean Doumanian, WestEnd drama.

The Exchange finds ‘Modern Life Is Rubbish’

6-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Exchange has picked up worldwide rights heading into Cannes on the rom-com starring Olivier-winner Jack Lowden alongside Freya Mavor.

Nick Park

Aardman reteams with StudioCanal on 'Early Man'

6-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

First Nick Park animated feature since Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit.

Isabelle Huppert

Cannes: Les Films du Losange acquires new Mia Hansen-Løve

6-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Drama starring Isabelle Huppert due to shoot this June.

Emmanuelle Bercot

Cannes: Wild Bunch adds new Bercot, Dardennes

6-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other new titles on the Cannes slate include films by Nicole Garcia and Cristian Mungiu.

Euro flag

Europe unveils Digital Single Market strategy

6-May-2015 | By

Proposals include an end to “unjustified geo-blocking” and a modernisation of copyright law.

Elvis & NIxon

Remstar swoops on trio of titles

6-May-2015 | By

The Montreal-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Elvis & Nixon and The Odyssey and co-acquired with Elevation Pictures The Founder.

Noomi Rapace Glenn Close

Cannes: SND boards Tommy Wirkola sci-fi

6-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Noomi Rapace to play seven sisters in What Happened to Monday?, co-starring Glenn Close.

Julie La'Bassiere

BAFTA New York names new CEO, COO

6-May-2015 | By Tyler Pukatch

The British Academy Of Film And Television Arts New York has appointed Julie La’Bassiere and Lisa Harrison as CEO and COO, respectively.

Random Media acquires 'The Visit' for North America

6-May-2015 | By Tyler Pukatch

Danish documentarian Michael Madsen’s The Visit premiered in Sundance and chronicles humanity’s first hypothetical meeting with extraterrestrial life. 

Cannes: Bleiberg boards Peter Sarsgaard's 'Experimenter'

6-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based company will kick off international sales in Cannes on the Sundance drama starring Peter Sarsgaard and Winona Ryder.


Tribeca Digital Studios, Dick's team up on doc

6-May-2015 | By Tyler Pukatch

Tribeca Digital Studios and The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation are again teaming up with director Judd Ehrlich for another youth-sports focused documentary.

Yellow Flowers On The Green Grass

Cannes: Fortissimo takes Victor Vu's 'Yellow Flowers'

6-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Victor Vu’s Yellow Flowers On The Green Grass is set in 1980s Vietnam.

The Wolves

Cannes: Seville International adds ‘The Wolves’

6-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier has bulked up Seville International’s Cannes slate and will commence talks with buyers on the drama from Sophie Deraspe.

Werner Herzog

Cannes: Dogwoof takes Werner Herzog’s 'Into The Inferno'

6-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Teaser clip of Herzog’s documentary about the relationship between humans and volcanoes to be screened at Cannes.


Tornatore's 'Correspondence' begins UK shoot

6-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Bittersweet love story stars Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko.

Miss Hokusai

Fantasia to open with 'Miss Hokusai', 'Ant-Man'

6-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

First wave of titles unveiled for 19th edition of Montreal’s genre film festival .

A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Sydney Film Festival unveils 2015 competition titles

6-May-2015 | By

The 12 titles include Jafar Panahi’s Berlinale winner, Roy Andersson’s Venice victor and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Sundance prize-winner.

Bero Beyer

Rotterdam names Bero Beyer artistic director

6-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Producer of Toronto title Atlantic to replace Rutger Wolfson at International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).

Aerial view Pentland Project

Developers submit plans for $200m studio in Scotland

6-May-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

A six-stage, $205m (£135m) film and TV production facility in Scotland could be open for business by early 2017 if plans submitted this week are given the go-ahead.

Salman Khan

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to five years in prison

6-May-2015 | By

Bollywood star Salman Khan has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing a homeless man in a hit-and-run incident in 2002.

Locarno Open Doors 2015

Locarno unveils co-production line-up

6-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Locarno Film Festival’s co-production lab, Open Doors, is dedicated this year to four countries from the Maghreb: Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

Hailee Steinfeld

Radiant Films to sell ‘Carrie Pilby’ in Cannes

5-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hailee Steinfeld and Tom Wilkinson will star in the adaptation of Caren Lissner’s YA novel that Mimi Steinbauer and her team introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman joins ‘Captain America: Civil War'

5-May-2015 | By

The star of the Hobbit films and TV hits Sherlock and Fargo has come aboard the cast of Marvel Studios’ upcoming 2016 release.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt saddles up to play bull-rider in 'Bronco Belle'

5-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Edge of Tomorrow star to take on role of female bull-rider.

The Beatles

White Horse, Studiocanal begin sales on Beatles doc

5-May-2015 | By

White Horse Pictures and Studiocanal will launch international sales in Cannes on Ron Howard’s authorised documentary about The Beatles’ early career.

Mongrel International tells ‘Tale’

5-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Recent Oscar nominee Laura Dern will star alongside Ellen Burstyn and Sebastian Koch in Jennifer Fox’s investigative thriller The Tale that Charlotte Mickie and her team will introduce to the Croisette.

Famke Janssen

13 Films to sell 'Every Good Boy Does Fine'

5-May-2015 | By

Michael Nyqvist and Famke Janssen will star in the Hitchcockian thriller set to begin production in July.

It's Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong

LAFF 2015 unveils competition line-up

5-May-2015 | By

Top brass at the 21st Los Angeles Film Festival have announced the US Fiction, Documentary and World Competition sections.

Kelln Lutz

Kellan Lutz to star in ‘The Feud’

5-May-2015 | By

Summerstorm Entertainment and Vandal Entertainment have tapped Kellan Lutz to star in the action-thriller. Highland Film Group will handle sales in Cannes.

John Cleese

AMBI Distribution lines up 'Arctic Justice'

5-May-2015 | By

The distribution and sales arm of Andrea Iervolino and Lady Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group will commence sales in Cannes on the CGI family animation boasting the talents of Alec Baldwin and John Cleese.


DDI to sell 'A Quiet Passion' in Cannes

5-May-2015 | By

Company president Jason Moring announced his Double Dutch International team has added the Emily Dickinson project to its Cannes sales roster.

7 Chinese Brothers

Screen Media picks up 7 Chinese Brothers

5-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

ROUND-UP: Screen Media Films has acquired US rights to the film starring Jason Schwartzman. In other news, ARC has acquired Freedom, Kino Lorber will release Patch Town and Rialto has set a release for its restored version of The Third Man.

Thomas Vinterberg

Cannes: EC drops MEDIA Prize

5-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Talks underway for a new European Audience Prize.


Matthew Modine joins Bill Plympton’s 'Revengeance'

5-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The actor previously did voice work on two Plympton shorts – Santa, The Fascist Years and The Flying House – and served as executive producer on the filmmaker’s Cheatin’.


PGA unveils new international allies

5-May-2015 | By

The Producers Guild Of America (PGA) has announced two affiliate relationships with South Africa’s Independent Producers Organization (IPO) and Malaysia’s Creative Content Industry Guild (CCIG).

The Invisible Woman

Lionsgate to invest in 25+ British films

5-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Lionsgate’s Zygi Kamasa commits to making “independent British films at the forefront of cinema worldwide”.

Calum Gray

Celsius appoints head of sales

5-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Calum Gray rejoins Celsius from Independent.

Sabine Azema

Cannes: Sabine Azema named Caméra d’or jury president

5-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

French actress and long-time Alain Resnais collaborator to preside over jury to select the best first film presented at the 68th Cannes Film Festival.

The Legend Of Barney Thomson

Edinburgh to open with Robert Carlyle's directorial debut

5-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Legend Of Barney Thomson to world premiere at the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

Secret Cinema Star Wars pre-event

Secret Cinema releases Star Wars second wave

5-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

More than 3,000 fans attended London event on Star Wars Day (May 4).

A Conspiracy of Faith

Wild Bunch, Vertigo take new Department Q film

5-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

A Conspiracy of Faith shoot begins today and follows Danish box office hits The Keeper of Lost Causes and The Absent One.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' tops $52m in UK

5-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Far from the Madding Crowd narrowly edges out Universal’s Unfriended as the week’s highest new entry.

Jeonju Project Market 2015

'Monk' wins at S Korea's Jeonju Project Market

5-May-2015 | By

Mystery thriller from Park Jung-bum wins pitching prize.

Jeonju Cinema Project 2015

Jeonju’s growing cinema project

5-May-2015 | By

South Korean festival grows focus on alternative, experimental and “adventurous” cinema.

Andrew Garfield Martin Scorsese

Scorsese’s 'Silence' to wrap in Taiwan

5-May-2015 | By

Martin Scorsese’s Silence, based on Japanese author Shusaku Endo’s novel, will wrap on May 15 after filming for 14 weeks in Taiwan.

Furious 7

'Furious 7' holds narrow lead in China

5-May-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Local releases You Are My Sunshine and Helios slowed down but did not derail the Furious 7 juggernaut at the China box office last week, with the film grossing a further $45.63m for a cume of $370.83m.

Malala documentary gets UK release date

5-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary about the teenager who survived a shooting by the Taliban to get awards season release.


‘Sicario’ secures global distributor network

4-May-2015 | By

Heading into the Cannes world premiere, details have emerged of the international buyers on Thunder Road and Black Label Media’s drug cartel thriller.

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos to give Cannes talk

4-May-2015 | By

In what looks set to become the Marché’s hot-ticket equivalent of the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout, the Netflix chief content officer is scheduled to take part in an on-stage conversation on May 15.

Lionsgate greenlights ‘John Wick 2’

4-May-2015 | By

Patrick Wachsberger’s Lionsgate International team will commence sales in Cannes in select territories where output deals do not apply on the thriller that reunites Thunder Road with Keanu Reeves.

Jeff Bridges

CBS Films catches ‘Comancheria’

4-May-2015 | By

ROUND-UP: CBS Films has acquired US rights to David Mackenzie’s action heist thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Sierra/Affinity commences sales in Cannes.

Some Kind Of Hate

Image acquires 'Some Kind Of Hate'

4-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Adam Egypt Mortimer directed the film that premiered at the Stanley Film Festival on May 2.

Rory Culkin

Scott Free, RSA, Vice team on Jonas Akerlund's 'Lords Of Chaos'

4-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist to launch sales in Cannes ahead of Norway shoot; Rory Culkin and X-Men’s Caleb Landry Jones to star.

Loving Vincent

CMG to sell ‘Loving Vincent’

4-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner is Cannes-bound with world sales rights to the prestige Vincent Van Gogh ‘painted animation’ starring Douglas Booth, Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn and Chris O’Dowd.

3 Still Standing

Cargo Film & Releasing takes Hot Docs trio

4-May-2015 | By

The New York-based sales agent has picked up worldwide rights to Jesus Town USA and 3 Still Standing and international rights to Planetary.

ScreenCraft Bahamas

ScreenCraft, Buffalo8 broaden vision

4-May-2015 | By Tyler Pukatch

ScreenCraft, a Hollywood-based service dedicated to connecting screenwriters with industry insiders, has expanded horizons.

Jeff Skoll

Sam Neswick named Participant CSO

4-May-2015 | By

Participant Media has promoted Sam Neswick to the newly created position.

'Ultron' soars to $664m global

4-May-2015 | By

MAY 5 UPDATE: Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron grossed $19.1m on Monday as the international running total climbed to $459.5m.

‘Ultron’ delivers $191.3m US debut

3-May-2015 | By

UPDATED MAY 5: Marvel Studios’ superhero tentpole erupted into 4,276 theatres across North America at the weekend to deliver the second biggest three-day debut in history.

Embankment boards Sophie Cookson horror 'Hush'

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The sales agent has commenced international sales on the Sigma Films and Thruline Entertainment horror supported by Creative Scotland.

Bill Murray

Lotus Entertainment to sell ‘Magic City’

1-May-2015 | By

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson will commence sales in Cannes on the Starz original TV series adaptation starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Olga Kurylenko, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Danny Huston, and Kelly Lynch.


Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires ‘Franny’

1-May-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up writer-director Andrew Renzi’s feature debut and recent Tribeca selection starring Richard Gere. Fortitude International handles sales in Cannes on behalf of QED International.

The Lobster

'The Lobster' cracks UK deal

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Picturehouse, Element team on Yorgos Lanthimos’ Cannes entry.

Helen Hunt Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning, Helen Hunt on 'Please Stand By'

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Cuban’s 2929 backs road-trip heart-warmer sold by Embankment.

Buena Vista Social Club

Broad Green making 'Buena Vista Social Club' sequel

1-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mister Smith Entertainment to begin international sales at Cannes Marche.


BECTU to set new UK production pay rates as Pact talks fail

1-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Employment reform negotiations end in stalemate with union poised to set new rate cards.

Kaspar Astrup Shroeder

SFFS Doc Fund awards trio $75,000

1-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The San Francisco Film Society has announced the three winners of 2015 SFFS Documentary Film Fund awards.

Avengers Age Of Ultron

'Ultron' crosses $300m globally

1-May-2015 | By

MAY 1 UPDATE: Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron heads into its second weekend all but assured of continued supremacy on $287.3m internationally and $27.6m from North American Thursday previews.

First Growth

Cannes: SND to launch sales on 'Rosalie Blum', 'The Crew'

1-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company to also market premiere First Growth [pictured], a family drama set in the vineyards of Burgundy.

Bleeding Heart

IFT takes ‘Bleeding Heart’ to Cannes

1-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust heads to Cannes with sales rights to the recent Tribeca world premiere starring Jessica Biel.

The Passion Of Augustine

'The Passion Of Augustine' triumphs at NBFF

1-May-2015 | By

Lea Pool’s drama went home with a handful of major honours as the 16th annual film festival concluded in southern California on April 30.

Adam Rehmeier

Content saves 'Bullet' for Cannes

1-May-2015 | By

Content Media has added another tile to its market roster, taking worldwide rights to Adam Rehmeier’s action feature Save A Bullet For Me.


Roskino, Russian Cinema join forces for Cannes

1-May-2015 | By

Roskino and Russian Cinema are joining forces for the first time to present companies in the Russian Pavilion at the forthcoming Marché du Film in Cannes.

Former Matador producer launches Catalyst Global Media

1-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UK company to produce two bestselling novels Pomegranate Soup and Genus as first feature projects

Marvels Avengers Age of Ultron

'Ultron' holds social media lead

1-May-2015 | By Sam Warner

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron has maintained its lead in the social media buzz chart after a week on release.

Stephen Windon

'Furious 7' cinematographer to direct 'Full Throttle'

1-May-2015 | By Sam Warner

Malaysian motorcycle action thriller marks Stephen Windon’s directorial debut

Leslie Mann

Bill Block to sell Leslie Mann comedy in Cannes

30-Apr-2015 | By

Merced Media and Block Entertainment announced the untitled female comedy to be produce by Judd Apatow that Bill Block will introduce to buyers on the Croisette.

Cary Fukunaga

A24, Cary Fukunaga plot father-son drama

30-Apr-2015 | By

The New York-based distributor is moving into development on the project for the in-demand director of True Detective.

Marcus Nispel

Blue Box to sell ‘Stowaway’

30-Apr-2015 | By

The Red Granite International subsidiary has dropped a Marcus Nispel project into the Cannes market in the form of the maritime horror film.

J.K. Simmons

The Solution to sell JK Simmons starrer 'The Runaround'

30-Apr-2015 | By

Lisa Wilson will kick off pre-sales in Cannes on the comedy package buoyed by the plum casting of recent Oscar winner JK Simmons alongside Emile Hirsch.


IM Global Television to make ‘Cat’s Cradle’

30-Apr-2015 | By

Co-founders Stuart Ford and Mark Stern have announced a raft of new product led by a swoop on rights to Kurt Vonnegut’s satirical bestseller.

Kristen Stewart

Lionsgate dates 'American Ultra'

30-Apr-2015 | By

The comedy starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg will open on August 21, while Power Rangers is shunted from July 22 2016 to January 13 2017.

Gillian Anderson Hugh Bonneville

Bonneville, Anderson topline partition drama 'Viceroy’s House'

30-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Pathé/Gurinder Chadha partition drama sets cast ahead of shoot.


Cinando, DFCN form alliance

30-Apr-2015 | By

The database managed by the Cannes market has partnered with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ray Bell’s cloud-based marketplace.

Sky Sharks

Raven Banner flies with ‘Sky Sharks’

30-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto-based Raven Banner Entertainment has secured worldwide rights to the mutant shark-infested, Nazi zombie creature feature and will start sales in Cannes.

Ice and the Sky

Global warming doc 'Ice and the Sky' to close Cannes Film Festival

30-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Eco documentary is from the Oscar-winning director of March of the Penguins.

Cassian Elwes

Pelican Point, Cassian Elwes launch Golden Gate Media

30-Apr-2015 | By

Pelican Point Capital Partners via its media arm Pelican Point Media has formed Golden Gate Media in association with Cassian Elwes.

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis to star in ‘Precious Cargo’

30-Apr-2015 | By

The Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films (EFF) project is on the Grindstone/Lionsgate Films US distribution slate. Highland Film Group will introduce to Cannes buyers.

Sarah Chong Is Going To Kill Herself

Creative England backs women comedy shorts

30-Apr-2015 | By Sam Warner

EXCLUSIVE: Funding body greenlights shorts from women directors.

Nicola Pearcey

Lionsgate UK names distribution president

30-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Nicola Pearcey promoted at indie major.

Claude Lanzmann Spectres of the Shoah

HBO to debut 'Spectres of the Shoah' doc

30-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary examines the story behind Claude Lanzmann’s seminal Holocaust film.

Ritesh Batra

Film London, India's Cinestaan join forces on Shakespeare project

30-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Microwave International partnership will commit up to $385,000 (£250,000) towards feature film; Indian mentors include Vishal Bharwaj, Ritesh Batra and Vikas Behl.

Panorama Europe announces 16-strong selection

30-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Panorama Europe Film Festival has announced 16 films to be showcased from May 29-June 14 in New York.

Anarchy Parlor

Gravitas Ventures acquires ‘Anarchy Parlor’

30-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor snapped up North American rights and plans a pre-theatrical release for the horror title on May 12 followed by theatrical on June 19.

Slow West

'Slow West' in Taipei fest competition

30-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other titles in new talent competition include Sundance hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl and Taiwan’s The Furthest End Awaits.

Wisit Sasanatieng

Thai Pitch event to return to Cannes

30-Apr-2015 | By

Thailand’s Ministry of Culture will host the Thai Pitch event at Cannes again this year, where projects will be presented by three directors including Wisit Sasanatieng (Tears Of The Black Tiger, Citizen Dog).

Alison Owen, Debra Hayward

ITV takes stake in Alison Owen, Debra Hayward's Monumental

30-Apr-2015 | By Matthew Campelli

ITV Studios has acquired a minority stake in Monumental Television, the fledgling indie set up by film producers Alison Owen and Debra Hayward.


South Korea's Jeonju fest opens with 'Partisan'

30-Apr-2015 | By

Asian premiere for Vincent Cassel feature at new 4,000-seat stadium.

Battles Without Honor And Humanity

Japan's Toei launches library restoration

29-Apr-2015 | By

Japanese studio Toei has launched a major digital restoration programme of its extensive library, starting with Kinji Fukasaku’s Battles Without Honor And Humanity, which is screening in Cannes Classics next month.


Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires ‘Barista’

29-Apr-2015 | By

Rock Baijnauth’s documentary about an annual competition among coffee makers.

An Open Secret

'An Open Secret' secures US release

29-Apr-2015 | By

Esponda Productions, Vesuvio Entertainment, Rocky Mountain Pictures and Disarming Films announced that Amy Berg’s documentary about child sexual abuse in Hollywood will get a limited US release.

Costa Gavras

Cannes Classics line-up revealed; Costa-Gavras guest of honour

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Section to also include celebrations of Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles as well as screenings of The Terminator and Jurassic Park 3D.


‘The Overnight’ to close Seattle

29-Apr-2015 | By

Organisers at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) announced the complete line-up of 450 films from 92 countries on Wednesday. The festival runs from May 14-June 7.


BFI: post-election budget cuts “inevitable”

29-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The British Film Institute (BFI), the UK’s lead organization for film, is bracing itself for further cuts to its budget after the general election.

Kill Your Friends

Ascot Elite nabs trio for Germany

29-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Kill Your Friends, Return to Sender among pick-ups.

Tim Boardman

Odin's Eye acquires 'Miles', 'The Girl Is In Trouble'

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent snaps up two US indie features - one exec produced by Spike Lee - ahead of Cannes.

Usain Bolt

'One Direction' doc team plan Usain Bolt film

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Feature documentary will focus on the fastest man on Earth.

Loving Vincent

Animated 'Loving Vincent' begins shoot

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Vincent Van Gogh biopic will see 60 artists produce 57,800 oil paintings to make up the film, starring Douglas Booth and Saoirse Ronan.

No One's Child

'No One's Child', 'Koza' win at Wiesbaden

29-Apr-2015 | By

Serbian director Vuk Rsumovic’s No One’s Child and Slovak filmmaker Ivan Ostrochovský fiction debut Koza were the big winners at the 15th edition of the goEast Festival of Central and East European Film (April 22-28) in Wiesbaden.


'Frank', 'Patrick's Day' lead IFTA nominations

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other nominees include Glassland, I Used To Live Here, Noble and Song of the Sea.

Magic Mike XXL

‘Magic Mike XXL’, ‘Spider-Man’ lead CinemaCon buzz

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

INFOGRAPHIC: Disney and Sony secure the most mentions among the studios.

India's Drishyam Films names Shiladitya Bora CEO

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Production house behind Berlinale award-winner Rainbow (Dhanak) and Sundance winner Umrika.

The Good Dinosaur

Annecy animation festival unveils 2015 line-up

29-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Competition titles revealed; exclusive first footage to screen from Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur and Disney’s Zootopia.

Damián Szifron to write 'Six Billion Dollar Man'

28-Apr-2015 | By

Wild Tales director Damián Szifron is to write the screenplay for the feature adaptation for TWC-Dimension.

Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder

Alison Thompson, Mark Gooder launch Cornerstone Films

28-Apr-2015 | By

Film industry veterans Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder have unveiled their London and LA-based company and strategic alliances with London’s Potboiler Films and Berlin-based X Filme.

Antonio Banderas

Alcon swoops on 'The 33'

28-Apr-2015 | By

The LA-based company has acquired North America and most international rights to the Chilean mine collapse survival story and will channel the US release via its Warner Bros output deal on November 13.

Tamara Nagahiro

Premiere Entertainment Group hires Tamara Nagahiro

28-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The former president of international at SSG has joined the company in the run-up to Cannes.

Xavier Dolan

Cotillard, Seydoux, Cassel to star in new Xavier Dolan film

28-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Seville International to begin sales on It’s Only The End Of The World at Cannes; MK2 to handle in France.

Blind Date

‘Blind Date’ wins COLCOA audience award

28-Apr-2015 | By

Other winners at the French film festival in LA include Alix Delaporte’s The Last Hammer Blow and documentary Steak (R)evolution.

Denis Villeneuve

Denis Villeneuve: Blade Runner sequel "not an easy decision"

28-Apr-2015 | By John Hazelton,

EXCLUSIVE: The French-Canadian director, whose Sicario is set to premiere in Competition in Cannes, has paid tribute to the “master” Ridley Scott.

Amy Adams

FilmNation to sell Tom Ford's ‘Nocturnal Animals’ in Cannes

28-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Glen Basner’s New York-based company will introduce the prestige mystery starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal to international buyers next month.


BAFTA US Student Awards set for June

28-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

BAFTA LA has announced the 2015 BAFTA US Student Film Awards will be held on June 25 in Beverly Hills.

FIne Brothers Entertainment

Mandeville, Fine Brothers plot YouTube series

28-Apr-2015 | By

Mandeville Films is partnering with YouTube powerhouse Fine Brothers Entertainment on an untitled original series.

Andrew Lesnie

'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer Andrew Lesnie dies aged 59

28-Apr-2015 | By

Oscar-winner, who worked with Peter Jackson on the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, most recently collaborated with Russell Crowe on The Water Diviner.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' biggest film ever in China

28-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Universal’s Fast & Furious 7 has become the highest-grossing film ever in China.

Best of Enemies

Dogwoof acquires 'Best of Enemies' for UK

28-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Sundance documentary, co-directed by the filmmaker behind Oscar-winner Twenty Feet From Stardom, centres on an explosive series of televised political debates.

‘Dope’, ‘Inside Out’ in LAFF pre-screenings

28-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Los Angeles Film Festival top brass have announced pre-screenings including Rick Famuyiwa’s Sundance hit Dope and Pete Docter’s Cannes world premiere Inside Out.

Karlovy Vary Film Festival 50th poster

Karlovy Vary unveils 50th plans

28-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mel Gibson to film special trailer for the festival; plans for Lebanese cinema focus and tributes to late US actor John Cazale and Chris Penn.

Walk With Me

TrustNordisk taking 'Walk With Me' to Cannes

28-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Promo of Danish drama to be screened at Cannes next month.

Andrus Ansip

Euro commissioner looks to drop VOD geo-blocking

28-Apr-2015 | By

Geo-blocking and territoriality were high on the agenda when European Commissioner Andrus Ansip met with members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education for an ¨exchange of views¨ in Strasbourg.

Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld joins Gold Circle’s 'Break My Heart'

27-Apr-2015 | By

The filmmakers describe the Gold Circle project as The Fault In Our Stars meets The Sixth Sense. Good Universe will commence international sales in Cannes.

Joel Silver

Joel Silver finds financing to expand company

27-Apr-2015 | By

Joel Silver has secured financing from Canadian drug store mogul Daryl Katz to beef up his long-running company.

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank, Tom Wilkinson to star in David Hare drama

27-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: David Hare writes courtroom drama about Holocaust denier David Irving

Sleeping Giant

Seville International to sell Sleeping Giant

27-Apr-2015 | By

The Montreal-based sales outfit will commence international sales on the Croisette on the Critics’ Week selection.

Peter Hoffman

Peter Hoffman convicted of tax credit fraud

27-Apr-2015 | By

UPDATED: The Seven Arts Entertainment CEO, his wife Susan and lawyer Michael Arata have been found guilty of conspiracy to wire fraud in Louisiana to the tune of $1.1m.

Q1 US ticket prices up 2pc vs 2014

27-Apr-2015 | By

Average tickets prices for the first quarter 2015 in the US climbed 2% against the same period in 2014, according to fresh data from the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO).

Saving Mes Aynak

Kartemquin Films in campaign to save Buddhist heritage site

27-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Filmmakers behind Saving Mes Aynak have announced a global screening day to spread awareness about a 5,000-year-old Buddhist archaeological site in Afghanistan on the brink of destruction.

Avenges Age of Ultron

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' breaks UK records with $27.3m debut

27-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest superhero outing posts biggest April opening, biggest Saturday ever for the distributor and the eighth-biggest opening of all time.

Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland: crisis of content in Euro cinema

27-Apr-2015 | By

The European Film Academy’s (EFA) chairwoman Agnieszka Holland has spoken of a ¨crisis of content¨ in European cinema and called on the continent’s broadcasters to invest more in ambitious TV series.

Sheffield MeetMarket

Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils MeetMarket projects

27-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Films include a collaboration between Sing Sing prison inmates and a leading contemporary dance company from Turner Prize nominated visual artist Phil Collins.

Geena Davis

Bentonville Film Festival unveils panels

27-Apr-2015 | By

Geena Davis’ Bentonville Film Festival (BFF), set to run from May 5-9, has announced the panel series covering topics addressing women, diversity and the entertainment business.

Deborah Williams

BFI appoints diversity manager

27-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Deborah Williams to support roll out of ‘Three Ticks’ diversity initiative across all BFI funding activity.

Agata Kulesza

Music Box restructures publicity, theatrical sales

27-Apr-2015 | By

The Chicago-based distributor of this year’s best foreign language Oscar winner Ida has announced key staffing changes.  

The Messenger

UK deal for horror The Messenger

27-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Sheehan, Joely Richardson, Lily Cole star in horror.

Memories On Stone

'Memories On Stone', 'Chinese Mayor' lead RiverRun prizes

27-Apr-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

David Gordon Green returns to his alma mater to present Manglehorn; local newcomers impress with Homeless feature.

Penny Dreadful scoops three BAFTA Craft awards

27-Apr-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

Penny Dreadful picked up three awards at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.

Avengers Age of Ultron

‘Ultron’ storms to $200.2m int’l

26-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 27 UPDATE: The Marvel Studios tentpole signalled an early indication of its global potential, while Fast & Furious 7 crossed $1bn for Universal in a mammoth box office session.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Furious 7’ holds firm in US on $17.8m

26-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 27 UPDATE: Universal’s global smash, which crossed $1bn at the international box office on Sunday and stands at $1.321bn worldwide, retained pole position in North America in its fourth session.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Fast 7’ crosses $1bn international

26-Apr-2015 | By

The action behemoth has became the third film to cross the milestone as Universal’s international distribution chief hailed its broad appeal, enduring love for Paul Walker, “immediate repeat viewings” and a huge result in China.

Keri Putnam

Study highlights barriers to women filmmakers

25-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Sundance Institute and Women In Film Los Angeles have unveiled a three-year study on the careers of female directors.

King Jack

‘King Jack’, ‘TransFatty Lives’ win Tribeca audience awards

25-Apr-2015 | By

Tribeca top brass announced the winners of the two awards sponsored by AT&T on Saturday as the festival neared its conclusion.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Relativity in talks to acquire ‘Shot Caller’

24-Apr-2015 | By

CANNES: The studio is poised to snap up US rights to Bold Films’ thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, with Sierra/Affinity handling international sales on the Croisette.

Jeffrey Greenstein

Jeffrey Greenstein to head Nu Image int'l sales, distribution

24-Apr-2015 | By

The highly regarded young executive has been promoted to president of international sales and distribution at Avi Lerner’s Los Angeles-based company.


Saban Films moves on 'Backtrack'

24-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor has made a seven-figure offer for US rights on the Tribeca Film Festival world premiere.

The Red Turtle

Cannes: Wild Bunch unveils first titles

24-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company to launch Radu Mihaileanu’s The History of Love and Studio Ghibli co-production The Red Turtle.

Newport Beach FF unveils Pacific Rim, Irish showcases

24-Apr-2015 | By

Top brass at the 16th annual California festival have announced the Irish, Chinese and Korean Spotlights.

Jessica Biel

Content Media to sell ‘Deep Blue Sea’

24-Apr-2015 | By

Heading into Cannes the company has bulked up its sales slate with international rights to the drama starring Jason Sudeikis and Jessica Biel.


Tribeca unveils jury and audience winners; Nordic cinema triumphs

24-Apr-2015 | By

Virgin Mountain and Bridgend were among the winners at the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival; King Jack and Transfatty Lives take the audience awards.

Beijing: Beginning Of Time, Wolf Totem win top awards

24-Apr-2015 | By

Mexican director Bernando Arellano’s Beginning Of Time won best film in the Tiantan Awards of this year’s revamped Beijing International Film Festival, while Jean-Jacques Annaud’s Wolf Totem won best director and best visual effects.

John Fremes

Voltage Pictures hires John Fremes

April 24 2015 | By

John Fremes has joined Voltage Pictures as president of international sales and distribution and will report to president and COO Jonathan Deckter.

Sanford Panitch

Hollywood targets lucrative local language production

24-Apr-2015 | By

Hollywood is targeting local language production more than ever as studios and independent finance and production players align themselves with international partners.

Sir Peter Bazalgette

Peter Bazalgette joins Creative Week line-up


Sir Peter Bazalgette is to deliver a keynote address exploring ways in which a newly elected government should support the UK creative industries as part of Screen Internationals’ annual Creative Week event (June 1-3, 2015).


Paramount moves China office to Beijing

24-Apr-2015 | By

Paramount Pictures has announced that it plans to expand its office in China and shift its business operations from Shanghai to Beijing.

'Ultron’ hits $44.8m in two days


After two days Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age Of Ultron has soared to an estimated $44.8m from its first 26 territories, teeing up what looks likely to become an epic launch.

Avengers Age of Ultron

‘Ultron’ crushes social media chart

24-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Avengers sequel outguns rivals.

Fast and Furious 7

Universal dates 'Furious 8', 'Fifty Shades' sequels

23-Apr-2015 | By

Studio executives used the CinemaCon platform to unload dates for two of its biggest franchises as well as a host of others.

Area 51

‘Area 51’ to get limited US release

23-Apr-2015 | By

More than five years after the studio acquired rights to Oren Peli’s follow-up to the ground-breaking Paranormal Activity, Paramount Insurge has unveiled distribution plans.

The Valley of Love

Cannes: Competition titles added; Gaspar Noe gets Midnight Screening

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Official Selection for 2015 line-up completed with extra titles for Competition, Un Certain Regard, Special Screening and Midnight Screening strands.

Picturehouse Central cinema

Sundance London to return at new venue in 2016

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance Institute also reveals dates of second Hong Kong edition.

Matthew Wiseman

Matthew Wiseman named BAFTA/LA COO

23-Apr-2015 | By

The Londoner will report to the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Los Angeles CEO Chantal Rickards.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Pictures' Steve Christian to step down

23-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Pinewood Pictures exec to leave UK outfit after three years.

The Grief of Others

Cannes: ACID unveils 2015 showcase

23-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Patrick Wang’s The Grief of Others set for international premiere in the selection.

Newport Beach unveils UK showcase

23-Apr-2015 | By

The 16th annual California festival will present A Brilliant Young Mind, Set Fire To The Stars and A Little Chaos on Friday.

'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' launches in 32 territories

23-Apr-2015 | By

Marvel Studios’ Avengers sequel assembles in 32 territories this weekend in what tees up a thunderous showdown with Fast & Furious 7 that could see both titles pull in more than $100m apiece.

Phantom Halo

ARC Entertainment acquires ‘Phantom Halo’

23-Apr-2015 | By

The crime thriller will open day-and-date theatrically and on VOD on June 19. Peter Bogdanovich’s daughter Antonia Bogdanovich makes her feature directorial debut.

From What Is Before Mula sa kung ano ang noon

MUBI acquires Lav Diaz's 'From What Is Before'

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: SVOD service secures exclusive global distribution rights to epic Locarno winner.

Euro flag

EC plans Creative Europe changes

23-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The European Commission (EC) is planning changes to its Creative Europe programme from 2016.

Faberge A Life of Its Own

'Fabergé' documentary to get global screening

23-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Arts Alliance to screen award-winning documentary in cinemas worldwide.


Blue Ice Docs acquires Hot Docs duo

23-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Mia Donovan’s Deprogrammed and Heddy Honigmann’s Around The World In 50 Concerts ahead of Toronto Hot Docs.

Cannes Film Festival red carpet

Cannes: Arab Cinema Center to bring delegation

23-Apr-2015 | By

Following its launch at the Berlin film festival, the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) is bringing a delegation of 17 film companies and organisations from eight countries to the Cannes film festival and market.

‘Ultron’ hits $9.5m in 11 markets

23-Apr-2015 | By

Marvel Studios’ superhero sequel got off to a flying start on Wednesday as Disney top brass said it opened at number one in all of its first wave of markets.


Alchemy acquires US rights to ‘Frankenstein’

22-Apr-2015 | By

The recently rebranded distributor has cut a deal with Summerstorm Entertainment following the thriller’s recent world premiere and Golden Raven Award win at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival.


'Lego Movie' directors creating animated 'Spider-Man' film

22-Apr-2015 | By

Sony has set The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller to take Spider-Man back to his graphic roots and has set a release date of July 20, 2018.


Starz Digital acquires ‘Boulevard’

22-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The digital and VOD distributor has acquired North American rights to Robin Williams’ final film.

Edouard Waintrop

Cannes: Directors’ Fortnight head talks line-up

22-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Artistic director jumped at chance to premiere My Golden Years.


LaChapelle, 'Philomena' producers team on Sergei Polunin film

22-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd heads to Cannes with doc about controversial ballet star. First look still released.

'Boyhood' producer to deliver Creative Summit keynote

22-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

IFC president Jonathan Sehring to discuss the importance of creative risks at Screen International event.


CinemaCon: Wednesday tech round-up

22-Apr-2015 | By

Harkness Screens has launched its Curolux suite of screen monitoring solutions for digital cinema.

‘Still Alice’ sets record for Artificial Eye

22-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Julianne Moore drama becomes highest-grosser for UK distributor.

US studios achieve record landfill diversion

22-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

MPAA member studios prevented more than 19,000 tons of studio sets and other waste from entering landfills in 2014, the trade body announced on Earth Day on Wednesday.

‘The Water Diviner’ to open Newport Beach

22-Apr-2015 | By

Russell Crowe’s feature directorial debut will kick off the 16th annual festival (NBFF) in California, set to run from April 23-30.

Star Wars Celebration

Star Wars Celebration returning to UK

22-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Event returning to London for the first time in nearly a decade after of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Dogwoof to sell 'Unbranded' at Cannes

22-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary follows four friends on a 3,000 mile journey on horseback.

MPA Beijing winners

Beijing: 'The Gate' wins MPA Grand Prize

22-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Xin Cheng Jiang’s sci-fi love story wins at Beijing Film Market.

Cannes Directors Fortnight 2015

Cannes: Directors' Fortnight 2015 line-up

21-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Takashi Miike, Jeremy Saulnier and Jaco Van Dormael among line-up; Jia Zhangke to receive Golden Coach.

Cannes Competition jury 2015

Cannes: Del Toro, Gyllenhaal join Competition jury

21-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Xavier Dolan, Sophie Marceau and Sienna Miller also among those on the Cannes Film Festival’s Competition jury

Nadine de Barros

Fortitude to handle QED slate

21-Apr-2015 | By

CANNES: QED Holdings CEOs Sasha Shapiro and Anton Lessine have engaged Fortitude International to sell their slate that includes Rock The Kasbah and The Family Fang.

Steve Coogan

Steve Coogan to star in Apartheid drama 'Shepherds And Butchers'

21-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Oliver Schmitz to direct Philomena star.


Brad Pitt, Christian Bale to star in ‘The Big Short’

21-Apr-2015 | By

Brad Pitt will act in his second Michael Lewis adaption after Moneyball alongside Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei.

Matthew Shreder, Andrew Felts launch Concourse Media

21-Apr-2015 | By

The former Continental Media partners head to Cannes with a new venture that encompasses sales and marketing, led by sales titles Safelight and Sun Belt Express.

Fernando Coimbra

Fernando Coimbra to direct 'Burn Site'

21-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Solution Entertainment Group is packaging the psychological thriller for Wolf At The Door’s Brazilian director.


NATO chief predicts record 2015

21-Apr-2015 | By

National Association Of Theatre Owners John Fithian championed the theatrical experience with typical gusto on Tuesday, predicting this year would surpass all that had come before it at the US and global box office.

Jill Brody

Jill Brody earns marketing stripes at Paramount

21-Apr-2015 | By

Paramount has appointed Jill Brody to svp of worldwide marketing partnerships and brand integration.

Man Up

Saban Films acquires ‘Man Up’

21-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor has pounced following the April 19 world premiere of the rom-com starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg.

Steven Spielberg

Disney confirms role on 'The BFG'

21-Apr-2015 | By

The feature will mark the first time Steven Spielberg has directed a Disney-branded feature.

Frances Bodomo

Los Cabos, Labodigital grant Tribeca prize

21-Apr-2015 | By

The Los Cabos International Film Festival is bestowing a $56,000 prize from Labodigital on the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI).

Liz McIntyre

Sheffield Doc/Fest names Liz McIntyre new festival director

21-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Discovery Channel exec to replace Heather Croall at documentary festival.


CinemaCon: Tuesday tech round-up

21-Apr-2015 | By

Seoul-based 4D specialist CJ 4DPLEX has signed deals with Indian multiplex titan PVR Ltd and two Japanese exhibitors to bring 4DX technology to their movie theatres.  


'Drown' inks deals in key markets

21-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US, UK, France, Germany deals for LGBT sports drama.

Dude Bro Party Massacre III

LAFF adds two sections

21-Apr-2015 | By

The world premiere of cult web series creators 5-Second Films’ first feature Dude Bro Party Massacre III will screen at the upcoming festival as top brass introduced the Zeitgeist and Nightfall sections.  

Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov

'Luna Papa' director Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov dies aged 49

21-Apr-2015 | By

Award-winning director’s Waiting For The Sea opened the Rome Film Festival in 2012.


Cannes: works-in-progress revealed

21-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Films from Dubai, Guadalajara and Buenos Aires among line-up.

My Skinny Sister

Cannes: EFP names 20 Producers on the Move

21-Apr-2015 | By

Denmark’s Katja Adomeit and Germany’s Ingmar Trost among upcoming European producers set to be showcased at Cannes.

The Dollhouse Collective

Rose Byrne helps launch all female production company

21-Apr-2015 | By

Three features in advanced development at new all female company.

Lucky Stiff

Abramorama, The Orchard partner on 'Lucky Stiff'

21-Apr-2015 | By

Richard Abramowitz will release the musical comedy in New York City on July 24 and The Orchard will complement the theatrical release with a day-and-date North American digital launch.

Cush Jumbo

'City of Tiny Lights' to shoot next week

21-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cast of London-set noir thriller includes Screen Stars of Tomorrow Cush Jumbo and James Floyd.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' dominates China box office with $250m

21-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: With Universal’s Fast & Furious 7 grossing $186.58m in its first full week at the China box office, the spoils were thinly spread for every other film on release.

Crocodile Gennadiy

The Orchard acquires ‘Crocodile Gennadiy’

20-Apr-2015 | By

Steve Hoover’s documentary received its world premiere at Tribeca on April 16.

James White

The Film Arcade acquires ‘James White’

20-Apr-2015 | By

The Sundance Best Of Next audience award winner will open theatrically in the autumn as a campaign launch for Girls star Christopher Abbott and Cynthia Nixon.

Baltasar Kormakur

CinemaCon: Studios urged to embrace local flavour

20-Apr-2015 | By

Walt Disney Studios’ evp of theatrical distribution Dave Hollis has encouraged exhibition and distribution to step up their partnership to ensure cinema-going remained the first choice of consumers.

The Anarchists

Cannes: Critics’ Week unveils 2015 line-up

20-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Elie Wajeman’s The Anarchists, starring Palme d’Or winner Adele Exarchopoulos and Cesar winner Tahar Rahim, to open Critics’ Week

Border Crossing

Cannes: Electric to sell 'Border Crossing'

20-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dean Devlin’s international sales division will commence pre-sales next month on psychological thriller Border Crossing, based on the novel by Pat Barker.

The Lego Movie

'Lego Batman Film', 'Lego Movie' sequel get release dates

20-Apr-2015 | By

The studio has moved Ninjago back by a year from September 23 2016 to September 22 2017 in 3D.


CinemaCon: Warner Bros, Imax extend deal

20-Apr-2015 | By

Round-up: IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros have signed a multi-picture deal to release up to 30 films through 2020. Separately, Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition unveils its live streaming platform this week.

War On Everyone

Sony, Icon join John Michael McDonagh's 'War On Everyone'

20-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Divergent star Theo James joins cast as shoot gets underway and first still is revealed.

Cannes: New Europe to sell 'Rams'; French rights sold

20-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic film to receive world premiere in Un Certain Regard competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

'Furious 7' records UK hat-trick

20-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Top three remains unchanged for the third week in a row; eOne’s Child 44 is the highest new entry with $755,000 (£505,422) from its 444 sites.

Babak Anvari

XYZ boards Babak Anvari's Tehran-set horror

20-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Wigwam Films’ Under the Shadow underway in Jordan.

Dick Cook

Beijing round-up: Dick Cook financing leads flurry of deals

20-Apr-2015 | By

Former Disney chief Dick Cook’s announcement of the launch of Dick Cook Studios, with $150m in Chinese financing, was one of several deals unveiled at the Beijing Film Market (BFM), which wrapped on Monday night.

Amy Winehouse

Cannes: Asif Kapadia thrilled by 'Amy' selection

20-Apr-2015 | By Matt Mueller

Amy Winehouse documentary from the director of Senna will play in the Midnight Secreenings section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Arabian Nights

Cannes: Miguel Gomes' 'Arabian Nights' in Directors’ Fortnight

20-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Weerasethakul, Davies and Van Dormael also rumoured to be headed to parallel section. 

The Golden Era

Golden Era sweeps Hong Kong Film Awards

20-Apr-2015 | By

Ann Hui’s The Golden Era continued its awards sweep at the Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday night, winning five prizes including best film and best director.

Village Roadshow, Hairun extend production alliance

20-Apr-2015 | By

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (VRPA) and Beijing-based Hairun Pictures have entered into a strategic film production alliance and unveiled a slate of five features.

UK's Sky forced to postpone Scientology doc

20-Apr-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Sky Atlantic has postponed airing Alex Gibney’s controversial documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, due to British libel laws.

Allen Zhu

China's Heyi Pictures signs partnership deals

20-Apr-2015 | By

Heyi Pictures, the film arm of Chinese streaming giant Youku Tudou, signed six partnership deals with content publishers and new distribution channels at the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) today.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' Universal's biggest ever global release

19-Apr-2015 | By

UPDATED APRIL 20: Fast & Furious 7 generated an extraordinary $166.9m confirmed weekend haul to soar to $857.9m internationally and reach the highest global mark in the studio’s 103-year history.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' closes on $300m in North America

19-Apr-2015 | By

UPDATED APRIL 20: Universal’s smash action release, which this weekend became the studio’s biggest global hit of all time on $1.152bn, held on to North American pole position on $29.2m for a confirmed $294.5m after three weekends.

Amy Winehouse

Mongrel Media acquires Cannes entry 'Amy'

17-Apr-2015 | By

The Canadian distributor has swooped on Asif Kapadia’s anticipated documentary about the late Amy Winehouse, set to premiere in Midnight Screenings on the Croisette.


Kino Lorber acquires 'Güeros'

17-Apr-2015 | By

Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Güeros premiered in Berlin last year. Separately, IFC Midnight has taken tonight’s Tribeca world premiere Stung off the table.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux talks 2015 line-up

17-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Talking after the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection on Thursday, festival chief Thierry Fremaux reveals Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise might still make it into competition and his habitual fears for the films he selects.

My Golden Days Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse

Cannes: Arnaud Desplechin's 'My Golden Days' in Directors' Fortnight

17-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Five-time Palme d’Or nominated director to world premiere latest film in parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival.

Antonia Thomas

Antonia Thomas leads 'Thea' cast

17-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Misfits and Northern Soul star leads cast on London thriller.

Jean Mizrahi

Ymagis Group launches US content delivery service

17-Apr-2015 | By

The European digital technologies specialist is rolling out its platform via subsidiary Direct Cinema North America (DCNA).

Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' to close Bentonville

17-Apr-2015 | By

Elizabeth Banks’ comedy sequel for Universal will close Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment’s inaugural festival while the world premiere of TriStar Pictures’ War Room will open the event, set to run in Arkansas from May 5-9.

Force Majeure

Curzon defends pulling 'Force Majeure' from Showroom Cinema

17-Apr-2015 | By

Sheffield’s Showroom Cinema prevented from showing the film on its UK release date; Curzon defends move; BFI issues statement.

Tessa Ross

Tessa Ross quits National Theatre after five months

17-Apr-2015 | By Screen staff

The former head of Film4 has resigned from her post as National Theatre chief executive after less than six months in the job.

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story'

Cinedigm acquires 'A Brave Heart'

17-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American theatrical, digital and home entertainment rights to the 2015 SXSW documentary spotlight audience award winner.

Beijing International Film Festival panel

Beijing: Darren Aronofsky, Tsui Hark discuss co-pros

17-Apr-2015 | By

Filmmakers including Darren Aronofsky, Tsui Hark and Jean-Jacques Annaud discussed the key factors that help a film travel at the Beijing International Film Festival’s Co-production Forum today.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh's next film revealed: 'Peterloo'

17-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Manchester-born director describes story’s ‘personal resonance’.

Rickman, Cooke, Booth join 'The Limehouse Golem'

17-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Hanway Films secures deal with Lionsgate for UK rights; producer Stephen Woolley says the twist in the film trumps The Crying Game.

Avengers: Age of Ultron

‘Avengers 2’ blasts into social media chart

17-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The superhero sequel is smashing records before it is even released.

'Fast & Furious 7' hits $1bn

17-Apr-2015 | By

Universal executives confirmed on Friday that the action smash had crossed the milestone in an industry record 17 days.

The Elite

'The Elite', 'Virgin Mountain' win in Copenhagen

17-Apr-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Thomas Daneskov’s low-budget DIY drama The Elite (Eliten) has won the New Talent Grand PIX at Copenhagen’s CPH PIX.


Istanbul Meetings winners revealed

17-Apr-2015 | By

New projects by Karabey, Aydogan, Sakaoglu among award winners at Istanbul Meetings

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling in talks for 'Blade Runner' sequel

16-Apr-2015 | By

Alcon Entertainment is in negotiations with the Canadian star to join Harrison Ford on its sci-fi sequel, which Cannes Palme d’or contender Denis Villeneuve will direct.

Cannes live stream

Cannes Film Festival 2015 line-up

16-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Official Selection of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in full.

Cannes Film Festival red carpet

Cannes 2015 line-up comment and reactions

16-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Join us for Screen’s Cannes line-up live blog…

Cannes competition attempts to shake things up

16-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Woody Allen, Asif Kapadia, Natalie Portman and Pete Docter set for Out of Competition screenings.

Ken Loach

Locarno: filmmakers call to drop Israel focus

16-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Ken Loach, Simone Bitton, Walter Bernstein, Annemarie Jacir and Elia Suleiman among signatories of petition; Locarno Film Festival issues statement.

Russell Brand

Russell Brand joins Nicolas Cage in 'Army Of One'

16-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

More cast announced for Larry Charles comedy about one man’s search for Osama Bin Laden.

Viktoria – A Tale Of Grace & Greed

Bunyik Entertainment launches VOD service

16-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Cinemadanube platform will stream independent European festival hits that have not been available theatrically to US audiences.

A Nazi Legacy What Our Fathers Did

Tribeca: Altitude acquires 'Nazi Legacy' for UK

16-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary interviews sons of high ranking Nazi officials.

Lars von Trier

Lars Von Trier to make first France trip since Cannes scandal

16-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Filmmaker to give masterclass ahead of French theatrical release of Nymphomaniac Directors’ Cut.


Beijing Film Market popular with Australian producers  

16-Apr-2015 | By

Australia’s biggest ever delegation to the Beijing Film Festival includes producer Alan Lindsay, who is seeking Chinese partners for the animated family film Piccolo The Dolphin Prince, written and directed by Greg Mclean, whose gory breakout film was Wolf Creek.

Alan Rickman: having a film career is a bit of a surprise

16-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The British actor-director revealed stories from Die Hard, Harry Potter, Robin Hood and his latest film, A Little Chaos.


Content to sell Tribeca entry 'Bodyslam'

15-Apr-2015 | By

The company has acquired world sales rights to the documentary ahead of its world premiere in Tribeca on Saturday (April 18).

A Ballerina's Tale

The Film Sales Company sets four for Tribeca

15-Apr-2015 | By

Andrew Herwitz will launch sales in New York this week on a quartet of titles led by A Ballerina’s Tale.

The Hunting Ground

ro*co films boards seven for MIPDOC/MIPTV

15-Apr-2015 | By

San Francisco-based ro*co films has secured international rights to a slate of films including three Sundance selections that will launch at MIPDOC/MIPTV.


‘Spy’ to open Seattle film festival

15-Apr-2015 | By

The latest collaboration between director Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy will open the 41st Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) on May 14.

In the Shadow of Women L ombre des femmes

Cannes: 'In the Shadow of Women' to open Directors' Fortnight

15-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes Film Festival parallel section to announce full line-up on April 21.

Having You

High Point merges with Starline Entertainment

15-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Staff, slate segue to existing UK sales and production outfit.

Cannes Film Festival poster 2015

Cannes: Shorts, Cinéfondation titles revealed

15-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Abderrahmane Sissako to head the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.

Patricia Laucella

Patricia Laucella to head Lionsgate film business & legal

15-Apr-2015 | By

In her expanded role the executive will oversee a division responsible for negotiating the production and talent deals across a broad portfolio of films.

Jay Paul Deratany

Reel Red Films to launch in Cannes

15-Apr-2015 | By

Breaking Glass Pictures is partnering with Jay Paul Deratany’s new distributor as they work together to build a slate.

'Suffragette' gets awards season release date

15-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Teaser trailer released of period drama starring Carey Mulligan about women’s fight for the vote.

Frontieres financing panel

Experts debate genre film finance models

15-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

The benefits and potential downfalls of film funds and the strength of genre films were among topics covered during Frontières panel at BIFFF, hosted by EAVE and moderated by Tailored Films’ Ruth Treacy.


Arclight’s 'Admiral' sets sail for UK, Germany

15-Apr-2015 | By

Arclight Films has sold Roel Reine’s Admiral - set for a gala screening at the Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) - to Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Cartel Land

Sundance winner 'Cartel Land' scores TV sales

15-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

MIPTV: Dogwoof secures deals across the Nordics and Netherlands.

The Shamer's Daughter

Fantasy 'The Shamer's Daughter' sold to Europe, China

15-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

TrustNordisk has closed numerous territories on the new fantasy-adventure film The Shamer’s Daughter.

Arts Alliance staffs US office

15-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Execs from AMC, Deluxe and Sony join LA operation.

The Falling

BFI spotlights UK activity at Beijing film festival

15-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Carol Morley’s The Falling to screen In Competition.

Secret In Their Eyes

STX Entertainment fills out executive suite

14-Apr-2015 | By

Top brass at the new studio launched by Robert Simonds and TPG Capital have shed more light on the marketing executive suite in the run-up to the July 31 launch of maiden title The Gift.

John Penotti

SKE, Ivanhoe launch SKE Global

14-Apr-2015 | By

The joint venture between Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) and Ivanhoe Pictures will build a local-language slate in China, South Korea and India, among others, and will be led by John Penotti who replaces Jim Tauber as SKE president.

Distribution: Strand takes Eisenstein In Guanajuato

14-Apr-2015 | By

Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights from Films Boutique to Peter Greenaway’s fact-based drama.  

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Sundance NEXT FEST sets LA date

14-Apr-2015 | By

Sundance NEXT FEST will return to The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles from August 7-9, marking the second year at the venue and the third in Los Angeles.

Cary Fukunaga

Production: Cary Fukunaga to direct 'The Alienist'

14-Apr-2015 | By

The red-hot director of the first season of True Detective will direct and serve as executive producer on the serial killer series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.

Emiliano Calemzuk

Calemzuk joins RightsTrade advisory board

14-Apr-2015 | By

The former president of Fox Television Studios will help build the client roster at the online global marketplace for film and TV rights.

Gemma Arteton

Arterton, Claflin, Nighy join 'Their Finest Hour And A Half'

14-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Lone Scherfig to direct BBC Films’ wartime romcom; HanWay to handle worldwide sales.

Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov's detention extended

14-Apr-2015 | By

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov’s detention in Russia’s Lefortovo prison has been extended once again - this time until May 11 after a decision by the regional court judge Elena Kaneva.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' smashes China box office records with $63m

14-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Universal’s Fast & Furious 7 scored the biggest opening day ever in China on Sunday (April 12), according to EntGroup figures, grossing $63.24m in a single day.

To Life

'To Life!' sold to North America

14-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Global Screen sells German-language drama to North America, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and South-East Asia

The Elite

‘Elite’ showcases Denmark’s new DIY spirit

14-Apr-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

A number of emerging Danish filmmakers are embracing a new DIY attitude, as evidenced by some exciting debuts at Copenhagen’s CPH PIX festival this week. It might not be an identifiable new wave, but it marks a new ethos.


Japan's Toho creates international remake team

14-Apr-2015 | By Screen staff

Japanese studio behind Godzilla also focusing on co-finance deals.

Benedict Cumberbatch calls for support of independent cinema

14-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Imitation Game and Sherlock star issues call for support after backing the UK’s oldest operating purpose-built cinema.

Sanford Panitch

Sanford Panitch to head Sony int'l film, TV

13-Apr-2015 | By

UPDATED: The widely admired former president of Fox International Productions has been named president of international film and television at Sony in a huge boost to the studio’s global co-production and local-language ambitions.

Standing Tall (La Tete Haute)

Cannes: 'Standing Tall' to open 2015 festival

13-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

A female director will open the festival for the first time in nearly 30 years.

Bakur North

Istanbul FF cancels competitions after censorship protest

13-Apr-2015 | By Dan Fainaru

Festival cancels competitions and closing ceremony after dozens of directors withdraw films following removal of documentary Bakur from programme.

Age of Adaline

Jim Tauber to leave film business

13-Apr-2015 | By

The president of Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is stepping down after 10 years to set up a private psychotherapy practice with his wife.

BAFTA champions John Maclean in Brits event

13-Apr-2015 | By

The Slow West director will take part in the British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Brits To Watch: The Screenings series.


Riviera Maya Film Festival unveils slate

13-Apr-2015 | By

The fourth edition of the festival, set to run in Mexico from April 23-29, will feature three world premieres of Mexican productions and 53 international premieres.

Jason Kassin

FilmTrack signs new clients

13-Apr-2015 | By

Bloom Media and Embankment Films are among a slew of new clients to sign on to the SaaS rights and content management specialists.

IFFLA 2015 winners

'Four Colors' triumphs at IFFLA

13-Apr-2015 | By

Bikas Mishra’s drama Four Colors (Chauranga) earned the grand jury prize for best feature as the 13th annual Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA) concluded on Sunday.

Truman Capote

TWC plots ‘In Cold Blood’ TV series

13-Apr-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company (TWC) has optioned television rights to Truman Capote’s 1966 bestseller with Gary Oldman and Douglas Urbanski’s Flying Studios on board to produce.

James White

Memento acquires Sundance winner 'James White'

13-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New York-set drama stars Girls actor Christopher Abbott and Sex & the City’s Cynthia Nixon; MFI taking the film to Cannes Marché.

A Brilliant Young Mind

Round-up: Goldwyn gets ‘A Brilliant Young Mind’

13-Apr-2015 | By

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired US rights to Morgan Matthew’s feature directorial debut.

Demon Hole

SC Films taking ‘Demon Hole’ to Cannes

13-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK seller signs US comedy-horror ahead of Cannes.

The Snow Queen 2

‘The Snow Queen 2’ heads to US

13-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: eOne nabs North American rights to 3D animation.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' retains UK box office lead

13-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s The DUFF is the week’s highest new entry with $1.3m (£891,248) from its 392 sites, including previews.

Justin Giani

Breaking Glass's Justin Giani dies aged 25

13-Apr-2015 | By

Staff at Breaking Glass Pictures are in mourning following the sudden death of chief financial officer Justin Giani. He was 25.


Dogwoof acquires Shia LaBeouf exec'd 'LoveTrue'

13-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director Alma Har’el, known for blurring lines between documentary and fiction, previously worked with LaBeouf on a Sigur Rós music video.

Bekmambetov animation series sold to North America

13-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Timur Bekmambetov’s 3D children’s animated series Alisa Knows What To Do! has been picked up for distribution in North America.

The Guest

Icon signs exclusive FrightFest partnership

13-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Distributor to release films from horror fantasy film festival under FrightFest Presents banner.


BFI event to demystify film festivals and markets

13-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Screen’s Andreas Wiseman to join experts from British Council as well as film PR, distribution, production and marketing.

Ricky Gervais

Hot projects on Screenbase

13-Apr-2015 | By Monica Mendoza

Projects new to Screenbase include Ricky Gervais’ satire Special Correspondents, Garth Davis’s survival tale Lion, and Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher.

‘Fast & Furious 7’ crosses $800m

12-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 13 UPDATE: The action franchise that keeps on giving for Universal soared to $3.18bn worldwide thanks to an estimated $259.2m worldwide weekend haul that boosted the running total to $801.5m.

'Furious 7' stays top in US on $60m

12-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 13 UPDATE: Universal’s global blockbuster – now at $801.5m – soared to $251.5m on the back of a confirmed $59.6m second weekend number one hold.

Glendon Palmer

Glendon Palmer joins IM Global

10-Apr-2015 | By

The veteran executive and producer arrives as senior vice-president of development and production and will immediately shepherd a rom-com about President Obama and the First Lady’s first date.

Jim Berk

Jim Berk departs Participant Media

10-Apr-2015 | By

In a shock development, the company’s CEO is stepping down after eight years.

Reese Witherspoon

Lionsgate picks up 'Luckiest Girl Alive'

10-Apr-2015 | By

Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandrea’s Pacific Standard will produce Jessica Knoll’s upcoming novel.

Mike De Luca

Universal, Mike De Luca sign first-look

10-Apr-2015 | By

A little over one week after announcing his departure from Columbia Pictures as president of production, the in-demand producer has closed a three-year deal with Universal Pictures.


HBO, Films We Like swoop on 'Mavis!'

10-Apr-2015 | By

Brooklyn-based producer Film First announced a pair of deals on its documentary about music legend Mavis Staples.

The Expendables 3

UK man arrested over 'Expendables 3' leak

10-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Statement from star Sylvester Stallone says: “It is important to protect the rights of creatives”.

Isabella Rossellini

Cannes: Isabella Rossellini named Un Certain Regard president

10-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Italian-American actress and director to head Un Certain Regard jury.

Charles Gant

Screen appoints Charles Gant as UK critic

10-Apr-2015 | By Matt Mueller

Charles Gant has been appointed as UK critic for Screen International.


BAFTA sets dates for next three film awards

10-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

BAFTA also announces date for the next Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.

Cannes Marche

Cannes sets producers workshop agenda

10-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Diana Elbaum, Katriel Schory among speakers, strands added.

Odessa 2015 poster

Odessa film festival denied state funding

10-Apr-2015 | By

This year’s Odessa International Film Festival has again been denied any state funding by the Ukrainian State Film Agency (USFA).

Fast and Furious 7

‘Furious 7’ smashes social media chart

10-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The action sequel, which has crossed the $500m mark, has lit up social media channels in its first week of release.


'Paddington' up for South Bank award

10-Apr-2015 | By Monica Mendoza

Family feature will go head-to-head with Under The Skin and Pride.

Paul Ensby

Company 3 expands production team

10-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Move follows recruitment of colourist Paul Ensby, who recently completed DI work on Asif Kapadia’s Amy Winehouse documentary.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Fast & Furious 7' crosses $525m

10-Apr-2015 | By

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and the gang are expected to hold on to the global box office crown this weekend as the film reached $526.8m through Thursday morning.


Lionsgate plots Comic-Con S-VOD channel

9-Apr-2015 | By

Busy Lionsgate made two significant and separate announcements on Thursday, lining up an S-VOD service with the organisers of Comic-Con and extending its Grindstone partnership with Emmett/Furla Films.


Academy dates Oscars through 2018

9-Apr-2015 | By

The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences and ABC Television Network have revealed dates for the next three Oscars shows.

Steven Polster

RightsTrade launches cloud-based deal service

9-Apr-2015 | By

The online global marketplace for film and television rights has unveiled DealWizard to handle complex data and terms and recognise the key role that relationships play in negotiating and closing deals. 

The Dionti Family

Tribeca unveils Latin America Fund grantees

9-Apr-2015 | By

Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) has announced the 10 recipients of the 2015 TFI Latin America Fund and introduced Los Cabos Film Festival and Labodigital as new partners.

The Kindergarten Teacher

Distribution: Kino Lorber, Zeitgeist in action

9-Apr-2015 | By

Kino Lorber has acquired all US and Canadian rights from Le Pacte to Israeli film-maker Nadav Lapid’s The Kindergarten Teacher.

Five Star

XLrator Media acquires 'Five Star'

9-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor cut the North American deal on the inner-city drama with XYZ Films. 

Bold Films eyes May start on 'Shot Caller'

9-Apr-2015 | By

Bold’s Michel Litvak and Matthew Rhodes have announced the company’s first project since its awards season duo Whiplash and Nightcrawler.

Will Palmer

Movio Media marketing platform launches

9-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The New Zealand-based marketing data, analysis and campaign creation and management specialist Movio has launched its product allowing studios and distributors to track film-goer behavior.


'Wasp' flies to Breaking Glass Pictures

9-Apr-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to the LGBT drama from Swiss feature directorial debutant Philippe Audi-Dor.

Euro flag

Hopeful signs for European copyright reform

9-Apr-2015 | By

The European Commission (EC) may be showing some flexibility on its stance towards its plans for copyright reform following extensive protests from the European film and television industries in recent weeks.

Michel Hazanavicius

Top directors suggest copyright reform alternatives

9-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Bolster European players and force global internet giants to adhere to local fiscal and financial obligations related to culture, say directors.

UPI crosses $1bn in record time

9-Apr-2015 | By

Top brass at Universal Pictures International (UPI) said the studio was on course to reach the box office milestone in record time on Wednesday (April 8).

The Odyssey

Lionsgate lines up 'The Odyssey'

9-Apr-2015 | By

The studio is teaming up with its family of The Hunger Games film-makers and taking on Homer’s paean to ancient Greek heroism and ingenuity.

Setting The Scene

TSC unveils programme line-up

9-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The line-up of speakers has been announced for the Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC), taking place over April 11-12.

D J Gugenheim

D J Gugenheim joins Andrew Lauren Productions

9-Apr-2015 | By

The former Lotus Entertainment executive arrives as president of production and will get to work on a director-driven, commercial slate.

Boots Riley

SFFS / KRF grantees unveiled

9-Apr-2015 | By

The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) and Kenneth Rainin Foundation (KRF) have selected the finallists for the latest round of SFFS / KRF Filmmaking Grants.

3 1 2 Minutes

Dogwoof takes Sundance doc '3 1/2 Minutes'

9-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Award-winning documentary centres on the shooting of a black teenager and the subsequent trial of his killer.


K5 acquires Tribeca competition title 'Meadowland'

9-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

K5 snaps up all non-US rights to drama starring Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson.

Daniel Ziskind and Amr Waked

Ziskind joins Egypt’s Film Clinic as Euro rep

9-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based industry veteran, who also works with actor Amr Waked, deepens ties with Egypt.  

An Bronntanas

MIPTV: Lagardère to sell Ireland's 'An Bronntanas'

9-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Celtic crime thriller was Ireland’s Oscar submission.

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

MIPTV: Dogwoof joins 'Curious Incident...' doc

9-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Feature documentary to use hit stage adaptation to explore autism.


Drishyam, Sundance unveil screenwriter fellows

8-Apr-2015 | By

Sundance Institute and Drishyam have unveiled the artists and creative advisors for the inaugural Drishyam | Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab set to run in Goa, India, from April 12-16.

Need For Speed

China-US alliance plots 'Need For Speed 2'

8-Apr-2015 | By

The Chinese JV triumvirate of China Movie Channel Program Center, Jiaflix Enterprises and 1905 Pictures are teaming up with Electronic Arts on the English-language sequel.


Controversial classic 'Freaks' gets UK re-release

8-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Hollywood Classics to re-release banned 1930’s film.

The Dark Horse

Broad Green acquires 'The Dark Horse'

8-Apr-2015 | By

The company has picked up US rights from Seville Pictures International to James Napier Robertson’s festival favourite starring Cliff Curtis as the New Zealand chess prodigy and youth leader Genesis Potini.

The Maze Runner

New Mexico improves ‘Breaking Bad’ incentives

8-Apr-2015 | By

Production companies in New Mexico will be allowed to pre-assign tax rebates to third parties under a new law approved on Wednesday by Governor Susana Martinez.


Four selected for Hamptons screenwriter lab

8-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Hamptons International Film Festival executives have announced participants for 14th annual Screenwriters’ Lab, set to run from April 10-12.


Tribeca Film Institute announces Sloan grantees

8-Apr-2015 | By

The Tribeca Film Institute has announced the 2015 recipients of the TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund.

Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock

Cumberbatch secures sixth BAFTA TV nomination

8-Apr-2015 | By Monica Mendoza

The Imitation Game star has been nominated for his leading role in BBC drama Sherlock.

Django 1966

'Django' and 'Suspiria' TV series in the works

8-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

France’s Atlantique Productions and Italy’s Cattleya enter into two-title co-development and production deal

Chris Pine

Disney pushes back 'The Finest Hours'

8-Apr-2015 | By

Imax Corporation and The Walt Disney Studios have renewed their exhibition relationship with a multi-film deal that runs from this year through 2017.


'Grace Of Monaco' to debut on Lifetime

7-Apr-2015 | By

Nearly one year after its opening night slot in Cannes, it emerged that the biopic starring Nicole Kidman will not get a US theatrical release.

Marvel's Avengers

Russos confirmed on 'Avengers: Infinity War'

7-Apr-2015 | By

Marvel Studios has announced Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the two-part story.

Michelle Nunes

Michelle Nunes earns Cinedigm operations stripes

7-Apr-2015 | By

The executive recently served as vice-president and will continue to report to Cinedigm Entertainment Group president Bill Sondheim.

John Short

John Short joins Radiant Films International

7-Apr-2015 | By

President and CEO Mimi Steinbauer has hired the former Voltage Pictures senior executive as she seeks to broaden the company’s content creation mandate.


SEEfest to honour George Chakiris

7-Apr-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The tenth anniversary South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) will screen The Japanese Dog for the event’s opening night in Los Angeles on April 30.

Memento, Binoche board Bruno Dumont’s 'Slack Bay'

7-Apr-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble cast features Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi; sales to launch at Cannes Marché.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' races to UK box office lead

7-Apr-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Cinderella and Fox’s Home prosper over the Easter weekend with minimal drops to reach $16.6m (£11.2m) and $22.5m (£15.14m), respectively.


Vertical Entertainment acquires ‘Pod’

7-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Mickey Keating’s SXSW Midnight thriller.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara, David Wenham join 'Lion'

7-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Stars of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and 300 join Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel in Saroo Brierley biopic, which The Weinstein Company acquired at Cannes 2014.

Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen to play Everest climber George Mallory

7-Apr-2015 | By

Frost/Nixon star to be joined by Andrew Scott and Kelly Macdonald in a biopic of the 1920s British mountaineer.

Maraviglioso Boccaccio

Beijing film festival unveils 15 competition titles

7-Apr-2015 | By

The Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF) has unveiled the 15 competition titles and four gala premiees that will screen at this year’s edition (April 16-23), including opening film Maraviglioso Boccaccio, directed by Italian auteurs Paolo and Vittorio Taviani.

Marco Polo

TWC set for $1bn TV division sale to ITV

7-Apr-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

ITV is in talks to acquire the television division of The Weinstein Company for up to $950m, according to reports.

Anton Lessine and Sasha Shapiro

Bill Block seeks to dismiss QED Holdings suit

7-Apr-2015 | By

The QED International founder has branded as “specious” all claims against him.

Geena Davis

Bentonville festival in Lifetime tie-in

7-Apr-2015 | By

Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment’s inaugural event has secured the network as part of a guaranteed jigsaw of distribution for prize-winners.

Sworn Virgin

'Sworn Virgin' takes top prize at Hong Kong

7-Apr-2015 | By

Laura Bispuri’s Sworn Virgin won the Firebird Award in the Young Cinema Competition at this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF), which wrapped on Monday night.


'Koza' wins at Vilnius Film Festival

7-Apr-2015 | By

Ivan Ostrochovský’s boxer drama Koza has been named Best Film at the 20th Vilnius International Film Festival.

Theresa Roberts

Theresa Roberts upped at eOne

7-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

London-based publicity exec promoted to senior vice president role.

Wolf Warrior

'Wolf Warrior' tops China box office

7-Apr-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior topped the China box office in the week March 30-April 6, grossing $32.58m in its opening four days.

Edinburgh Film Festival

Edinburgh launches Scottish screenwriters lab

7-Apr-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Wellcome Trust partners with festival on two-day lab.

R Gervais

Netflix to release ‘Special Correspondents’

6-Apr-2015 | By

The streaming giant has taken another potential theatrical release off the table, acquiring world rights to the Ricky Gervais satire.


IM Global, John Legend, Fursts plot musical drama


Oscar winner John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co and Furst Films are teaming up with IM Global on an untitled musical romantic drama and Cannes sales title with Grammy winner Miguel in talks to star.

Penguins Of Madagascar

Fox International crosses $1bn

6-Apr-2015 | By

The company has swept past the milestone in its second fastest time behind 2010 when Avatar was king of the world.


PFS launches women’s residency programme

6-Apr-2015 | By

The initiative runs now through April 17 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and will be followed by another residency later this autumn. 

A Perfect 14

BOND/360 acquires 'A Perfect 14'

6-Apr-2015 | By

The New York-based distributor will release Giovanna Morales Vargas’ feature directorial debut documentary currently in production.

The Invitation

Drafthouse Films accepts ‘The Invitation’

6-Apr-2015 | By

Drafthouse Films is understood to have paid low seven figures for the SXSW thriller from Girlfight director Karyn Kusama.

David Kaminow

David Kaminow to head Annapurna marketing

6-Apr-2015 | By

As president of marketing Kaminow will report to company founder Megan Ellison and gets to work on a slate that includes Richard Linklater’s That’s What I’m Talking About.

Fast and Furious 7

'Fast & Furious 7' rules on $392.2m

5-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 6 UPDATE: The world belongs to Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and the gang as the roar of revving engines heralded an euphoric weekend for Universal ahead of what is expected to be a massive summer for the industry.

Fast and Furious 7

'Furious 7' claims US pole on $147.2m

5-Apr-2015 | By

Universal’s North American portion of global domination generated a confirmed $147.2m as the action release stormed to the top.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Bob Buchi scales Paramount ranks

3-Apr-2015 | By

Bob Buchi has been named president of worldwide home media distribution at Paramount Pictures.

Scott Adkins

WWE Studios, Richwater Films strike pact

3-Apr-2015 | By

WWE Studios has formed an alliance with UK producer-financier Richwater Films to co-produce and co-finance two titles.

Tribeca Oculus

Tribeca to host hack conference, VR event

3-Apr-2015 | By

Tribeca Film Festival organisers will stage DEFCON’s hacking conference, Oculus Story Studio’s virtual reality experience and a special event with A$AP Rocky.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Fast & Furious 7’ hits $121m

3-Apr-2015 | By

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Universal’s latest entry in its world-beating action franchise added a studio record $59.1m on Friday to race to $120.6m internationally.

Tom Hiddleston

Sony Classics acquires ‘I Saw The Light’

2-Apr-2015 | By

The distributor has taken world rights from Ratpac Entertainment to the Hank Williams drama starring Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen.

Furious 7

Marketing 'Fast & Furious 7'

2-Apr-2015 | By

Universal chiefs have put the late Paul Walker at the forefront of the global marketing campaign for Fast & Furious 7, which is expected to break box office records when it roars into action this weekend.


Acquisitions round-up: Magnolia, Drafthouse Films

2-Apr-2015 | By

Magnolia Pictures has taken all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, while in a separate deal Drafthose Films will distribute The World Of Kanako in North America.

Josh Braun

Josh Braun in Full Frame honour

2-Apr-2015 | By

The New York-based Submarine Entertainment co-president, sales agent and producer will receive the 2015 Advocate Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Manoel de Oliveira

Manoel de Oliveira, 1908-2015

2-Apr-2015 | By Screen staff

The world lost its oldest active director on Thursday when the Portuguese film-maker died in Oporto. He was 106.

‘Insurgent’ crosses $100m international

2-Apr-2015 | By

Lionsgate-Summit’s YA adaptation had reached $100.1m as of Thursday.


'Ladrones' shoot wraps in Dominican Republic

2-Apr-2015 | By

Lantica Media has completed principal photography and the first stage of editing on the action-comedy in the Dominican Republic.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi

Andrew Lazar to produce 'Rupture'

2-Apr-2015 | By

The American Sniper producer has set his sights on the sci-fi adventure for AMBI Group. AMBI Distribution handles international sales and will introduce the project in Cannes.

Labour Of Love

Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles unveils jurors

2-Apr-2015 | By

Festival organisers have announced the 2015 jury and added Aditya Vikram Sengupta’s Labour Of Love to the line-up.

Sheffield Doc Fest

New UK-Mexican documentary programme launched

2-Apr-2015 | By Screen staff

British Council is partnering with Mexican national film body IMCINE, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Docs DF and Ambulante to create Docunexion, a two-stage feature documentary training and mentorship programme.

Margarita With A Straw

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival unveils roster

2-Apr-2015 | By

The festival is set to run from April 23-30 and will present 134 films from more than 20 countries.

Broad Green Pictures finds home ent chief

2-Apr-2015 | By

Steve Nickerson has joined the company as president of home entertainment as Broad Green also announced the hires of former Summit duo Sandy Friedman and Bobby Gerber.

Bill Block

Bill Block hits back at lawsuit

2-Apr-2015 | By

The lawyer acting on behalf of the founder and former CEO of QED International branded as ‘absurd’ on Wednesday evening the infringement and unfair competition lawsuit filed by the QED principals.

BFI Flare 2015

BFI Flare reveals 2015 figures

2-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

London LGBT film festival records biggest box office to date.

Fast and Furious 7

‘Fast & Furious 7’ overtakes rivals in social buzz

2-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Action sequel races to the top of the charts ahead of Cinderella.


Citizenfour to open Israel's DocAviv festival

2-Apr-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Documentary festival to focus on

Hot projects on Screenbase

2-Apr-2015 | By Monica Mendoza

Projects new to Screenbase include Burr Steers’ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Mattie Do’s horror Dearest Sister.

'Warm Snow' wins VOFF animation prize

2-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Winners of animated edition of Viewster Online Film Fest (#VOFF) revealed.

Dragon Blade: John Cusack and Jackie Chan

Lionsgate launches specialty label

1-Apr-2015 | By

Top brass have launched Lionsgate Premiere, a multi-platform channel of up to 15 Lionsgate and Summit films a year that kicks off in autumn with Chinese epic Dragon Blade followed by zom-com Cooties.

Huayi Brothers

STX, Huayi Brothers formalise pact

1-Apr-2015 | By

Bob Simonds’ STX Entertainment has officialy sealed the deal on its 18-film co-financing and distribution agreement with the private Chinese company.


'Ben-Hur' begins Cinecittà shoot

1-Apr-2015 | By

As reported on Screendaily last week, production is underway in Rome on Paramount Pictures and MGM’s retelling of the classic adventure starring Jack Huston in the title role.

Anton Lessine Sasha Shapiro

QED Holdings sues Bill Block

1-Apr-2015 | By

QED Holdings co-CEOs file trademark infringement and unfair competition suit.


Sonoma fest announces winners

1-Apr-2015 | By

Kerem Sanga’s The Young Kieslowski earned Best American Independent Feature award as the 18th Sonoma International Film Festival came to a close.

Screen Awards 2015 open for entries

1-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Screen Awards are back for a sixth year, celebrating the very best of marketing, distribution and exhibition in the film industry.

David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam sees EU digital strategy shift

1-Apr-2015 | By Matt Mueller

FDA president hopeful of less seismic EU digital reform.

Kaleidoscope takes Kevin Pollak's 'Misery Loves Comedy' for UK

1-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Comedy documentary, featuring Tom Hanks among others, premiered at Sundance.

Canyon Creek to adapt Lauren St John novel 'The Glory'

1-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Love, Rosie producer acquires film rights to YA novel about a 1,200 mile horse race.

Twilight of a Life

Visions du Réel 2015 to spotlight women

1-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sylvain Biegeleisen’s Twilight of a Life to open the documentary film festival in Switzerland.


Japanese 'Godzilla' to rise in 2016

1-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Directors Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi to make monster movie for release in 2016

Tereza Perinova

Karlovy Vary’s Tereza Perinova dies aged 35

1-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

International press head was part of the “foundation” of the festival.

Sarajevo's CineLink announces eight projects

1-Apr-2015 | By

Sarajevo’s co-production market’s first batch of projects includes new films by Erol Mintas, Ivana Mladenovic

Panos Koutras’ Xenia sweeps Hellenic awards

1-Apr-2015 | By

Director refuses to accept trophies in protest over immigrant issues in Greece.


Korea's Jeonju to open with Vincent Cassel's 'Partisan'

1-Apr-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Some 200 titles set to screen at South Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival.

Mark Wahlberg

CBS Films boards ‘Patriots’ Day’

31-Mar-2015 | By

The studio is fast-tracking the Boston Marathon Bombing thriller and possible Mark Wahlberg star vehicle that pits it against Fox’s rival project Boston Strong.

Danny Collins

Bleecker Street strikes Amazon deal

31-Mar-2015 | By

Andrew Karpen’s ambitious New York-based distributor has struck a licensing deal with the digital giant making Prime Instant Video the exclusive subscription platform for its theatrical releases.

A Perfect Man

‘A Perfect Man’, ‘White Soldier’ bookend COLCOA 2015

31-Mar-2015 | By

The Franco-American Cultural Fund on Tuesday announced the line-up for 19th COLCOA French Film Festival, set to run in West Hollywood from April 20-28.

Frank Sinatra

Tribeca to host 'Sinatra At 100'

31-Mar-2015 | By

The Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T will host a centennial celebration of Frank Sinatra next month.


UK deal for Panahi's Golden Bear winner 'Taxi'

31-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed drama one of three deals for UK indie.


Telluride unveils guest director

31-Mar-2015 | By

Author Rachel Kushner will select a batch of films at the 42nd Telluride Film Festival, set to run from September 4-7.

Film Independent

Film Independent, Netflix in doc pact

31-Mar-2015 | By

Film Independent has unveiled a year-round partnership with Netflix to support documentary filmmakers.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

'Kingsman' opens top of China box office

31-Mar-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE:  Boosted by a visit to China by star Colin Firth, Kingsman: The Secret Service topped the China box office on its opening weekend, grossing $24.25m in three days.

All3Media acquires Sam Mendes' Neal Street

31-Mar-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

All3Media has acquired Call The Midwife and Penny Dreadful producer Neal Street Productions.


Edinburgh to launch film distribution market

31-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is planning to launch a two-day ‘market’ this June dedicated to emerging distribution models.

SFFS unveil complete programme

31-Mar-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

San Francisco Film Society announced complete line-up for the 2015 San Francisco International Film Festival, which runs from April 23-May 7.

Bang Bang baby

Random Media acquires ‘Bang Bang Baby’

31-Mar-2015 | By

UPDATED APRIL 1: Jane Levy and Justin Chatwin star in the sci-fi musical, which Random plans to take on limited theatrical release in the US in the autumn. 

Helmut Dietl

Schtonk! director Helmut Dietl dies aged 70

31-Mar-2015 | By

The German film and TV industries were mourning on Monday the death of director, writer and producer Helmut Dietl from lung cancer. He was 70.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood to raise $44m for studio expansion plans

31-Mar-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

The Pinewood Group is to raise $44.3m (£30m) to part-fund the expansion of its Buckinghamshire site in the UK.

Caroline Stott

eOne expands Euro TV operations

31-Mar-2015 | By

The Canadian media giant has appointed a new executive vice-president of marketing and two sales executives.

Fatma Al Remaihi CEO of Doha FIlm Institute and Everette E Dennis dean CEO of NU-Q

Doha, NU-Q announce Middle East media research project

31-Mar-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Qatari institutions forge new strategic alliance to deepen research into region’s burgeoning media scene as well as collaborate on other initiatives. 

Nicolas Winding Refn

'The Neon Demon' starts LA shoot

30-Mar-2015 | By

Nicolas Winding Refn has started principal photography on the horror tale from Space Rocket Nation starring Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. Gaumont and Wild Bunch jointly represent rights.

Matthew McConaughey

TWC-Dimension swoops on ‘Gold’

30-Mar-2015 | By

Black Bear Pictures’ Matthew McConaughey adventure has found its US home after TWC-Dimension beat out rival bidders with what is believed to be a $15m MG and $20m-plus P&A commitment.

Animal Crackers

Emily Blunt joins 'Animal Crackers'

30-Mar-2015 | By

The UK star joins the Blue Dream Studios animation as the voice of Zoe Huntington alongside husband John Krasinksi.

Mattie Do

Raven Banner snaps up 'Dearest Sister'

30-Mar-2015 | By

The Toronto genre specialist has picked up international rights to Mattie Do’s Lao-European horror feature.

Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies’ gets US date

30-Mar-2015 | By

Screen Gems will open the Jane Austen mash-up on February 19, 2016.

Ben Stephenson

BBC drama boss to join JJ Abrams' Bad Robot

30-Mar-2015 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson is to join JJ Abrams indie Bad Robot to lead its television division.

Steve McQueen

BBC orders Steve McQueen drama

30-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Six-parter produced by Rainmark Films readied for spring 2016.

Cannes Film Festival poster 2015

Cannes chief to speak during first 'Women in Motion' programme

30-Mar-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Thierry Fremaux to address women and the film industry as part of a joint venture with new sponsor Kering.  

I Am Malala

Malala Yousafzai documentary acquired by Fox Searchlight

30-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary from the director of An Inconvenient Truth centres on inspirational young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai.

Colin Trevorrow

Colin Trevorrow to direct 'Book Of Henry'

30-Mar-2015 | By

The director of the upcoming summer release Jurassic World will direct for Sidney Kimmel Entertainment based on an original screenplay by novelist Gregg Hurwitz.


'Leviathan' producer takes aim with 'Duellist'

30-Mar-2015 | By

Fanny Ardant attached to 19th century feature; Vincent Cassel and Vladimir Mashkov eyed for lead role.

Deborah Rowland

Tonic launches online workshop in film distribution

30-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Distribution and marketing experts unveil product to help filmmakers self-distribute.

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Alicia Vikander to be "voice" of Ingrid Bergman

30-Mar-2015 | By

A Royal Affair, Ex Machina star to voice documentary set for Cannes Film Festival.


'Cinderella' tops UK box office with $5.6m debut

30-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water lands with $3.3m (£2.25m), including previews; Dior and I posts Dogwoof’s second-best ever UK opening with $121,000 (£81,848).

Gursharn Khaira

Altitude appoints head of legal

30-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Former Pathé productions executive joins UK outfit.

Christopher Nolan

‘Interstellar’ wins best film at Empire Awards

30-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director Christopher Nolan also presented with Inspiration honour by Interstellar star Jessica Chastain.

'Cinderella' crosses $300m global

29-Mar-2015 | By

MARCH 30 UPDATE: Cinderella emerged from a tough pack of contenders to become the belle of the ball at the international box office thanks to a confirmed $40m haul via Disney.

'Home' tops North American charts on $52.1m

29-Mar-2015 | By

Fox’s number one debut gave beleaguered DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg some breathing room as the film posted the best opening for his studio in nearly three years.

Roger Moore

Roger Moore hits back over Paris Match interview

29-Mar-2015 | By

Roger Moore has denied making allegedly racist comments about the suitability of Idris Elba to play James Bond.

Gillian Flynn

Gillian Flynn boards New Regency heist thriller

27-Mar-2015 | By

The Gone Girl author and screenwriter is reuniting with New Regency to co-write the adaptation of UK show Widows with Steve McQueen.

'Suffragette' lands awards slot

27-Mar-2015 | By

Focus Features has set an autumn release date for the anticipated drama starring Carey Mulligan, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep.


Cinecittà touts Italian tax credits to Hollywood

27-Mar-2015 | By

A small delegation from Cinecittà Studios toured Los Angeles this week to promote the revised Italian tax credit to Hollywood studios and production companies.


UK regions need more support, Labour report

27-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Labour-backed creative industries report also calls for additional diversity targets.

Rick McCallum

'Star Wars' producer readies first Czech-Dutch co-pro

27-Mar-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Prague-based US producer Rick McCallum is behind what is likely to be the first official Czech-Dutch co-production with writer-director Karin Babinská’s romantic drama Following The Dream (Za Sny).

Pedro Almodovar

Almodovar producer talks new film ‘Silence’

27-Mar-2015 | By Juan Sarda

Cast revealed for Pedro Almodovar drama set in a “female universe” that will begin shooting in May.


Writers, directors gain share of BFI ‘Locked Box’ recoupment

27-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

‘Locked Box’ scheme has previously been tapped into by UK producers.


‘Cinderella’ beats ‘Insurgent’ in social buzz

27-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Live action fairytale moves ahead of Divergent sequel – but new Fast and Furious looks set to overtake.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ralph Fiennes to receive Empire Legend award

27-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Grand Budapest Hotel star to collect honour at a ceremony this weekend.


‘Cinderella’, ‘Insurgent', 'Home' in box office showdown

27-Mar-2015 | By

Cinderella, Insurgent and Home are locked in a close contest for supremacy at the international box office before Universal’s Furious 7 roars out of the gates next week.


Hot projects on Screenbase

27-Mar-2015 | By Monica Mendoza

Projects new to Screenbase include Ian Bonhôte’s directorial debut Alleycats and Jeppe Rønde’s fictional debut Bridgend.

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WWE, Gene Simmons launch Erebus Pictures

26-Mar-2015 | By

WWE and the media entrepreneur and former KISS idol will finance and produce ‘elevated’ horror fare, kicking off with a three-film deal led by Temple.

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And the Cannes line-up is…?

26-Mar-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Gazing into the crystal ball, Screen rounds up its Cannes predictions.

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Verve to handle international sales

26-Mar-2015 | By

The talent and literary agency has brought on Amy Beecroft to run its new global business development division Verve Ventures in what is likely to become a talking point in Cannes and beyond.

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Lakeshore launches Off The Dock

26-Mar-2015 | By

Lakeshore Entertainment, which earlier this week unveiled plans to boost its film production pipeline, is targeting the YouTube generation with a full-service digital studio.

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Relativity EuropaCorp names marketing head

26-Mar-2015 | By

Relativity EuropaCorp Distribution has appointed Tommy Gargotta as president of theatrical marketing.

Magnolia Pictures acquires 'Experimenter'

26-Mar-2015 | By

The North American deal follows the film’s world premiere at Sundance in January and sets up a theatrical release later this year.

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Kino Lorber dives for 'The Pearl Button'

26-Mar-2015 | By

Kino Lorber has picked up all US rights to Chilean director Patricio Guzmán’s documentary and Silver Bear best screenplay winner at this year’s Berlinale.

BBC Films boss: “Diversity increasingly on our agenda”

26-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Christine Langan talks challenges, highlights and diversity as film arm celebrates 25th anniversary.

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French film investment drops to 13-year low

26-Mar-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New CNC figures confirm 2014 was a tough year for the French film production sector.

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XLrator Media leaps into 'Time Lapse'

26-Mar-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to the time travel thriller starring Danielle Panabaker and plans a day-and-date release via its Macabre genre label.

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Oscar-winners join EU copyright plans protest

26-Mar-2015 | By

‘The Artist’ director Michel Hazanavicius leads call against the creation of a Digital Single Market


Rainmark reveals Sean Bean 'Frankenstein Chronicles' details

26-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Rainmark Films, the indie led by Game Of Thrones producer Frank Doelger and former BBC Films executive Tracey Scoffield, has lifted the lid on its multimillion-pound ITV Encore drama The Frankenstein Chronicles.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not return for sequel

26-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of erotic drama Fifty Shades of Grey, will not return to direct its planned two sequels.


Tribeca unveils free community events

26-Mar-2015 | By

Top brass at the Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) presented by AT&T have announced the return of the Tribeca Drive-In, Family Festival Street Fair, Tribeca/ESPN Sports Day and Tribeca Family Screenings.

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Thompson, Gleeson, Bruhl begin 'Alone In Berlin' shoot

26-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Second World War drama will shoot on location in Berlin, Cologne and Görlitz.

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BAFTA to host Alan Rickman event

26-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Veteran British actor, who recently directed his second feature A Little Chaos, to give on stage interview in London.


Sony pounces on 'Robotech' property

26-Mar-2015 | By

In a double whammy of announcements on Tuesday, Sony Pictures has snapped up rights to the sci-fi anime and set a 2017 release date for its third Smurfs film.

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'Blind Massage' wins best film at Asian Film Awards

26-Mar-2015 | By

Lou Ye’s Blind Massage won best film at the Asian Film Awards in Macau on Tuesday night, while Ann Hui won best director for The Golden Era.


Cineworld launches Movie Planner

26-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UK cinema chain Cineworld has launched its first-ever Movie Planner.


Roadside Attractions acquires 'Stonewall'

25-Mar-2015 | By

Centropolis Entertainment’s gay rights drama directed by Roland Emmerich has found a US home.

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San Francisco Fest unveils Big Nights roster

25-Mar-2015 | By

Alex Gibney’s documentary Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine and Michael Almereyda’s drama Experimenter bookend the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival, set to run from April 23–May 7.

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Adam Keen joins Broad Green Pictures

25-Mar-2015 | By

The publicity veteran has joined Broad Green Pictures (BGP) as evp of corporate communications and worldwide publicity.

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Janus Films to release restored 'Apu Trilogy'

25-Mar-2015 | By

Janus Films will release new 4K restorations of Satyajit Ray’s seminal The Apu Trilogy with new subtitles.


Joel Edgerton directorial debut titled 'The Gift'

25-Mar-2015 | By

STX Entertainment and Blumhouse Productions have found a name for the Australian multi-hyphenate’s feature directorial debut, set for release in the US on July 31.

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BBC Films unveils 25th anniversary slate

25-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ricky Gervais, James Marsh, Armando Iannucci films on slate.

Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa signs new deal

25-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Executive’s portfolio expanded to CEO of Lionsgate’s European office.

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Elkabetz to preside over Critics' Week jury

25-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Actress and filmmaker joined by four including Katell Quillévéré and Andréa Picard.


Berlin sets 2016 dates

25-Mar-2015 | By Screen staff

Festival to run February 11 to 21, 2016.

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Galloping Horse hires Chen, lines up co-pros

25-Mar-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Outfit plans co-productions with Jerry Weintraub and Cameron Jones.

'Cinderella', 'Lost and Love' top China box office

25-Mar-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Disney’s Cinderella stayed on top of the China box office last week with a gross of $28.37m, although Huayi Brothers’ Lost and Love opened strongly with $18.17m for second place. 

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Mike Tyson joins 'Ip Man 3'

25-Mar-2015 | By

The former world heavyweight boxing champion has joined Donnie Yen in the cast of Pegasus Motion Pictures’ 3D kung-fu biopic Ip Man 3, which will also include a CGI Bruce Lee..

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Kiran Rao to head Mumbai arthouse cinema

25-Mar-2015 | By

Indian filmmaker Kiran Rao has been appointed creative director of Mumbai’s first arthouse cinema, FilmBay, an initiative of India’ National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), to be launched by the end of this year. 

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'Fast & Furious 7' tops SXSW buzz

25-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Surprise screening of Universal’s sequel generates 13,705 mentions across social media.

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Codeblack launches USC fund

25-Mar-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Lionsgate label Codeblack Films has established a student support fund and screenwriting contest at USC’s film school.

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Hong Kong Filmart 2015: Read Screen's Dailies

25-Mar-2015 | By Screen staff

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

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China’s iQiyi signs six-picture deal with Wong Jing

25-Mar-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Online video giant inks deal with Vegas To Macau 2 director.

The Rift

More In Group launches sales on 'The Rift'

25-Mar-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dejan Zecevic’s sci-fi thriller is currently in production in Serbia.

Super Troopers

'Super Troopers 2' starts Indiegogo campaign

25-Mar-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

In under 24 hours, $1.5m has already been raised towards their minimum $2m target.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' heads to Cannes

25-Mar-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Mad Max reboot starring Tom Hardy to get Cannes Out of Competition berth.

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Tortured Korean pianist doc heads to Filmart

25-Mar-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: PAM Korea Media has launched sales on a documentary about an internationally renowned pianist and North Korean defector at Filmart.

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Red Sea to sell HK romance, vampire comedy

25-Mar-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based sales outfit brings It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong and Bloodsucking Bastards to Filmart.


Korea's Mirovision takes Japanese drama 'Serenade'

25-Mar-2015 | By

Korea’s Mirovision has made a last minute pick-up of Keinosuke Hara’s Japanese film Serenade.