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La La Land

Venice 2016: 10 things to look out for on the Lido

25-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen reveals the burning questions ahead of this year’s festival…

Twilight

ITV withdraws eOne offer

25-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The two companies were unable to reach an agreement on the value of the Canadian distributor.

Past Life

Toronto: Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Past Life'

25-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has acquired worldwide rights to Avi Nesher’s historical drama heading into the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mojin The Lost Legend

IM Global launches Go Global in Beijing

25-Aug-2016 | By

IM Global has launched a Beijing-based venture, Go Global, which aims to connect the booming Chinese film industry to the rest of the world, and will make its debut at the upcoming Venice Film Festival.

Oscars 2016: Germany selects 'Toni Erdmann'

25-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Nine-person Foreign Language jury selects Cannes hit from director Maren Ade.

Get Down

Netflix: diving into the data

25-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Broadcast’s Peter White assesses Ampere Analysis’ research into the secretive SVoD service’s content strategy in the UK.

Alison Taylor

Aardman promotes Alison Taylor to head of sales and acquisitions

25-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Alix Wiseman, previously in the role, has left the animation studio after ten years.

Shane Smith

Vice's Shane Smith predicts traditional media 'bloodbath'

25-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Smith delivered this year’s MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.

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Zurich fest unveils gala titles

25-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Juan Antonio Bayona, David Mackenzie and John Michael McDonagh among directors with films in Gala strand.

San Sebastian: Baltasar Kormákur, Feng Xiaogang join competition

25-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Lee Sang-il, Bartosz M. Kowalski and Emiliano Torres also help complete competitive line-up.

Tombiruo

Malaysia rallies international team for 'Tombiruo'

25-Aug-2016 | By

Seth Larney and Nasir Jani will co-direct the action thriller.

The Violin Player

Raindance reveals 2016 line-up; Stephen Fry, Joanna Lumley on jury

25-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

This year’s festival will include an inaugural virtual reality strand and a co-production forum focused on UK-Ibero-American relations.

No TIFF press conference for 'The Birth Of A Nation'

24-Aug-2016 | By

In the latest episode in the imbroglio to engulf Nate Parker, it emerged on Wednesday there will be no official press conference for The Birth Of A Nation at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jeremy Renner

Jeremy Renner joins AMBI's 'Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad'

24-Aug-2016 | By

The Oscar-nominated actor will lend his voice talent and play the lead role in the 3D CGI animated family film.

Abacus

'Abacus', 'I Am Not Your Negro' among NYFF Spotlight docs

24-Aug-2016 | By

Festival top brass announced on Wednesday the selections that will screen in the 54th New York Film Festival’s Spotlight On Documentary.

Vision Awards

BFI reveals 2016 Vision Awards

24-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Twenty-two emerging producers to receive up to £2.2m; almost 500 applicants.

The Levelling

Mongrel International to sell TIFF selection 'The Levelling'

24-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her team will commence international sales in Toronto where Hope Dickson Leach’s feature directorial debut will receive its world premiere in Discovery.

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott to star in 'Steel Country'; Bankside boards sales

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Ellis-Unwin (The King’s Speech) to produce; MPC to produce and fully finance.

From Nowhere

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires North America on 'From Nowhere'

24-Aug-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up Matthew Newton’s award-winning SXSW Narrative Spotlight audience award-winner.

Simon Gillis

See-Saw hires Universal’s Simon Gillis

24-Aug-2016 | By Anna Woods

Gillis joins as head of commercial affairs for See-Saw’s film division ahead of TIFF.

NYFF lines up “An Evening With...” honourees

24-Aug-2016 | By

Kristen Stewart and Adam Driver will be honoured in the 54th New York Film Festival’s “An Evening with…” on-stage conversation series.

The Deposit

Haugesund: co-pro market showcases Nordic animation, thrillers

24-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Screen reports on the 19 project pitches, including animations, family fare and a Daniel Dencik drama.

Barakah Meets Barakah

Oscars: 'Barakah Meets Barakah' second ever Saudi Foreign Language entry

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Romantic comedy will bow at Toronto next month.

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Haugesund: Genre pitches include UK-Nordic feature 'The Damned'

24-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Damned producers Emilie Jouffroy and Kamilla Hodol are recipients of a BFI Vision Award this year.

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Steve McQueen to receive BFI Fellowship

24-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 12 Years A Slave director will be presented with the honour at this year’s LFF awards ceremony.

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Charles Dance, Adrian Lester join Alicia Vikander in 'Euphoria'

24-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Principal photography has begun on the drama, which also stars Eva Green and Charlotte Rampling.

Desiree Akhavan

Desiree Akhavan to make UK comedy series 'The Bisexual'

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Iranian-American film-maker and actor to make scripted comedy for Channel 4.

150 Milligrams

Emmanuelle Bercot's '150 Milligrams' to open San Sebastian fest

24-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Bercot to become the first female director to open San Sebastian.

Elle

Toronto: Discovery, Next Wave, VR, In Conversations unveiled

23-Aug-2016 | By

Programmers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) announced that Isabelle Huppert, Kunle Afolayan and Genevieve Nnaji and Mark Wahlberg will be among the eight participants in the In Conversation With… series.

Stacey Snider

Stacey Snider to assume Fox reins on September 1

23-Aug-2016 | By

Twentieth Century Fox Film confirmed on Tuesday that the executive will replace Jim Gianopulos as chairman and CEO earlier than expected.

Uni rings changes at Dreamworks Animation

23-Aug-2016 | By

One day after Comcast completed its $3.8bn acquisition of DreamWorks Animation, Universal Filmed Entertainment has announced its leadership structure for the business segments of the new purchase.

Gabrielle Stewart

HanWay appoints Bloom's Gabrielle Stewart as MD

23-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Stewart will join HanWay in October, replacing Thorsten Schumacher; sales director Chiara Gelardin to depart.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda targets two billion-dollar US acquisitions this year

23-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Wanda’s chairman also continues to eye one of the “Big Six” US studios.

Andy Vick, Rick Rey of Surreal TV

STX moves into VR with Surreal acquisition

23-Aug-2016 | By

Robert Simonds’ ambitious Los Angeles-based studio has snapped up the immersive content creator in a bid to build a multi-faceted VR operation.

Farrell Kidman

Farrell, Kidman begin shoot on Yorgos Lanthimos drama

23-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot underway in US on drama The Killing Of A Sacred Deer from Room producers Element Pictures.

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay, Steve James set for Hollywood doc conference

23-Aug-2016 | By

The International Documentary Association (IDA) announced on Tuesday the programme and additional keynotes for the biennial filmmaker-to-filmmaker conference inaugurated by the IDA and the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in 2014.

Ole Ole

Rolling Stones, Iggy Pop docs set for GEMS 2016

23-Aug-2016 | By

Top brass at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Miami Film Festival unveiled on Tuesday two films from the line-up of the four-day event in October.

New York Media Center

IFP Film Week expands public programmes

23-Aug-2016 | By

Organisers at the Brooklyn event have broadened the public programming remit and will present the Screen Forward Conference, screenings, VR experiences and free community events.

Billy Howle

Billy Howle cast opposite Saoirse Ronan in 'On Chesil Beach'

23-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen Star Of Tomorrow 2015 cast in UK drama from Number 9 Films.

Asian Project Market

Strong female presence at Busan's Asian Project Market

23-Aug-2016 | By

The Busan film fest’s Asian Project Market (APM) has highlighted a “strong presence” of women filmmakers in this year’s line-up.

Dawn Of The Dead

'Dawn Of The Dead' to be resurrected at Venice Film Festival

23-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Dario Argento and Nicolas Winding Refn to present restored version of George A. Romero’s zombie classic.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura

Zurich to honour 'Transformers' producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura

23-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

US producer to present Deepwater Horizon at Zurich Film Festival.

European Film Awards

50 top European films revealed for EFA nominations

23-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake and Maren Ade’s critics’ favourite Toni Erdmann.

Satoshi A Move For Tomorrow

'Florence Foster Jenkins', 'Satoshi' to bookend Tokyo fest

23-Aug-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Japan Now showcase to focus on director Shunji Iwai; Animation Focus to spotlight Mamoru Hosoda.

Ethel And Ernest

Producers Lab Toronto reveals 2016 participants

23-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK’s Camilla Deakin, Ireland’s Kathryn Kennedy and Germany’s Amir Hamz are among those selected.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

'Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk' to premiere at NYFF

22-Aug-2016 | By

Ang Lee’s drama will receive its world premiere as a special presentation on October 14 in what will be the first public screening of a narrative film shot in 4K, native 3D and 120 frames per second.

Anthropoid

BVI picks up bulk of 'Anthropoid' rights

22-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser and Jeremy Kay

EXCLUSIVE: The Second World War thriller will open across most of the world through Buena Vista International (BVI), Screen International has learned.

Nate Parker

Group that represented Nate Parker accuser speaks out

22-Aug-2016 | By

In the latest twist in the saga involving the director and star of The Birth Of A Nation, the head of the Women’s Law Project has called for an overhaul in sexual assault laws and the way campuses deal with harassment claims.

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Australia selects 'Tanna' for Oscars

22-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen Australia chiefs said on Tuesday that Bentley Dean and Martin Butler’s film would represent the country in the best foreign-language Oscar category.

After The Storm

Film Movement acquires 'After The Storm'

22-Aug-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up Kore-eda Hirokazu’s drama ahead of its North American premiere in Toronto’s Masters programme next month.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets' crosses $300m overseas (update)

22-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUG 22 UPDATE: Illuination Entertainment’s latest posts biggest debut (excluding previews) for an original animation in Russia with $16.3m

Oscars

North American briefs: Academy considers first sci-tech Oscar submissions

22-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: Rupert Grint to star in Crackle’s Snatch series; and more…

Abbas Kiarostami

Abbas Kiarostami to be honoured at Busan fest

22-Aug-2016 | By

Iranian director, who passed away on July 4, will have a retrospective of his works screened at BIFF.

Jesus VR

Virtual reality 'Jesus' film to preview at Venice

22-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Preview of first feature-length VR film to be made available to festivalgoers.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' reclaims UK box office lead as 'David Brent' struggles

22-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s David Brent: Life On The Road disappoints with $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites.

Leandro Taub

Jodorowsky actor to debut film at new co-pro event

22-Aug-2016 | By

Jodorowsky actor directorial debut to be presented at new co-production event; Reygadas curates for Filmfest Hamburg.

Arrival

San Sebastian: Denis Villeneuve's 'Arrival' to close Pearls

22-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sci-fi thriller stars Amy Adams.

My Name Is Lenny

Lionsgate takes boxing biopic 'My Name Is Lenny' for UK

22-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Shooting has begun in London on the Salon Pictures feature, which stars Josh Helman and Michael Gambon.

Line Walker

'Line Walker' climbs top of China box office

22-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Time Raiders overtook Skiptrace to become China’s biggest local title this summer.

Ben Hur

'Ben-Hur' crashes in North America; 'Suicide Squad' races on

21-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 22 UPDATE: MGM-Paramount’s $100m Ben-Hur flopped on $11.2m to become the latest victim in a dismal summer for remakes and sequels, while Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation stayed top for the third weekend in a row.

Album

'Album' takes top prize at Sarajevo Film Festival

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Godless wins Special Jury Prize and Best Actress.

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo: co-pro markets future and audience development in spotlight

20-Aug-2016 | By

Audience Development & Innovation Lab, Think Tank on the future of co-production markets take place in Sarajevo

Virtual Reality VR

VR in focus at Sarajevo regional forum

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Yoana Pavlova from Festivalists discussed what can be done to introduce virtual reality to the Balkans.

Turkey's TRT and Sarajevo Film Festival

Turkey's TRT, Sarajevo fest launch production fund

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Micro-budget pilot project scheme will offer $300,000 to one or two selected projects.

Sarajevo CineLink regional forum

Sarajevo: CineLink highlights need for regional fund

20-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Industry events at this year’s Sarajevo Film Festival focused on high-end TV production and funding sources.

Paul Hanneman

Paul Hanneman to leave Fox

19-Aug-2016 | By

The executive will depart his role as president of Fox worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution in October.

Keanu Reeves

'Replicas' begins Puerto Rico shoot

19-Aug-2016 | By

Principal photography has got underway on the sci-fi thriller starring Keanu Reeves and Alice Eve as it emerged that London and LA-based Riverstone Pictures will co-finance with Remstar Studios.

The Childhood Of A Leader

Soda takes on Metrodome duties for 'The Childhood Of A Leader'

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

UK distributor Metrodome Group was placed in administration earlier this week.

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BAFTA to consider digital-only releases; film awards dates set

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The rise of digital platforms and growth in animation and documentary reflected in rule changes.

The Nights of Zayandeh

'Banned' Mohsen Makhmalbaf film to open Venice Classics

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Recovered and restored version of banned film The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood to be seen for the first time in more than 25 years.

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Global Screen to handle Enid Blyton reboot 'Hanni & Nanni'

19-Aug-2016 | By

Global Screen is to handle international sales on a reboot of the successful German Hanni & Nanni franchise based on Enid Blyton’s classic St Clare’s book series.

Borgias

HBO’s Steve Matthews talks TV drama at Sarajevo fest

19-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

TV producer discussed shooting The Borgais in Hungary and Game Of Thrones comparisons.

Holland Film Meeting, CineMart launch BoostNL

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

First projects announced for initiative aimed at boosting Dutch features and international co-productions.

David Brent

'David Brent' tops UK buzz chart

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British comedy topped shark thriller The Shallows and Disney’s Pete’s Dragon.

I Daniel Blake

San Sebastian: 'I, Daniel Blake', 'Fire At Sea' in Pearls line-up

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes and Berlin winners among titles.

Depth Two

Sarajevo: packed True Stories Market spotlights war drama

19-Aug-2016 | By

Inaugural initiative aims to bring Yugoslav war stories to wider audiences.

Mad Men

'Mad Men' writer delivers masterclass at Sarajevo

19-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Robin Veith offered advice to regional writers on how to successfully pitch their projects.

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Talking Pictures acquires 100+ films

19-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include classics such as The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp.

Bertrand Tavernier

US Briefs: NYFF unveils Retrospectives line-up

19-Aug-2016 | By

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Friday the section of the 54th New York Film Festival headlined by Bertrand Tavernier’s documentary My Journey Through French Cinema.

'Suicide Squad' hits $500m global

18-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International executives said on Thursday their DC Entertainment adaptation had reached $271m.

Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2016 shortlist

18-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

Twentieth Century Fox, Curzon Artificial Eye and Picturehouse lead the nominations; Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the most nominated film.

Toronto: 'Transparent', 'Black Mirror' episodes in TV line-up

18-Aug-2016 | By

TIFF audiences will get the chance to see the first three episodes of the new season of Jill Soloway’s acclaimed Emmy-winning Amazon Studios series Transparent.

Lynch

Venice: David Lynch documentary snapped up by Film Constellation

18-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: World sales deal for Venice-bound film in which the iconic director discusses his formative years.

Kiki

Sundance Selects acquires 'Kiki'

18-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved on US rights to Sara Jordenö’s documentary following a deal with Submarine Entertainment.

John Turturro begins shoot on 'Going Places'

18-Aug-2016 | By

Principal photography has begun in New York on the dramedy in which the director-star is understood to be reprising his role as The Jesus from The Big Lebowski.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto joins 'Blade Runner' sequel

18-Aug-2016 | By

Alcon Entertainment said on Thursday the Oscar-winning actor and star of Suicide Squad has rounded out the casting on Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi.

Richard Wilson

CTBF head Richard Wilson dies aged 58

18-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Former UK television exec dies following a short illness.

Aranyelet

Sarajevo: HBO to produce TV series from 'Adria' region

18-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Game Of Thrones broadcaster will produce one regional series per year through its offshoot HBO Europe.

EFA

Curzon to stream European Film Awards

18-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Curzon strikes deal with EFAs to stream event on VOD platform Curzon Home Cinema.

Love Story

Arthur Hiller, 'Love Story' director, dies aged 92

18-Aug-2016 | By Christopher Connor

Oscar-nominated director was AMPAS president between 1993-97.

Amir Naderi

Iran's Amir Naderi to receive Venice honour

18-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

His new film Monte to be screened out of competition.

Taylor Kitsch

US Briefs: Taylor Kitsch joins 'American Assassin'

18-Aug-2016 | By

CBS Films and Lionsgate announced the casting on Thursday on the project that will already star Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton.

Elijah Wood

Fantastic Fest top brass expand market focus

17-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The hierarchy has broadened the remit of next month’s Fantastic Market, maintaining the event’s historically strong ties with Latin American projects while expanding into a forum that addresses global genre.

Fortissimo Films

Fortissimo Films files for voluntary bankruptcy

17-Aug-2016 | By

Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based sales agent Fortissimo Films has filed for voluntary bankruptcy in the Netherlands, bringing to a close the company’s 25-year run as a champion of Asian and independent cinema.

Michael Cera

US Briefs: Burn Later Productions, Killer Films cast 'Lemon'

17-Aug-2016 | By

Brett Gelman, Judy Greer, Michael Cera and Nia Long have signed on to Janicza Bravo’s drama.

Hit Record

Participant Media to shut down Pivot

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based company is winding down its struggling cable network as it seeks to focus on content creation and social impact amid a climate of TV network consolidation, rising programming costs and increasing consumer choice.

Hello Destroyer

Northern Banner acquires 'Hello Destroyer'

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Raven Banner specialty label has acquired Canadian rights to Kevan Funk’s film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Discovery section next month.

Metrodome Distribution

UK distributor Metrodome placed in administration

17-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Most staff made redundant, Screen understands.

Tramps

Toronto: Adam Leon's 'Tramps' seals sales deal

17-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd Films boards Animal Kingdom-produced rom-com starring rising UK actor Callum Turner.

Road To Mandalay

Venice: Midi Z love story secures international deal

17-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: UDI picks up Venice and Toronto-bound The Road To Mandalay.

Forever Pure

Dogwoof scores TIFF-bound Israeli football doc

17-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Forever Pure is headed to Toronto after winning three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese’s 'The Irishman' gets China deal with Media Asia

17-Aug-2016 | By

Hong Kong-based Media Asia has acquired rights to distribute Martin Scorsese’s upcoming crime drama The Irishman in China.

The Weekend Sailor

108 Media acquires 'Crushed', 'The Weekend Sailor'

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Toronto-based sales and distribution company has acquired rights to five films.

Pry

Slamdance to expand DIG showcase

17-Aug-2016 | By

The Park City festival is building out its second Los Angeles showcase dedicated to emerging independent artists and storytellers working in hybrid, immersive and emerging forms of digital media art.

eOne logo

eOne invests in Secret Location

17-Aug-2016 | By

The media giant based in Toronto, London and Los Angeles said on Wednesday it had completed its investment in the digital studio as it pushes into virtual reality and new format content.

The Net

Kim Ki-duk’s 'The Net' sells to Japan

17-Aug-2016 | By

Controversial Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk’s The Net, set to world premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, has pre-sold to seven countries including Japan (King Records).

Nate Parker

Nate Parker 'sorrow' at news of accuser’s death

17-Aug-2016 | By

The star, writer, director and producer of awards season prospect The Birth Of A Nation took to Facebook on Tuesday after it emerged that the woman who accused him of rape in 1999 committed suicide in 2012.

Lion

Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman drama 'Lion' joins BFI London Film Festival

17-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Stars expected to attend UK premiere of true life survival story.

The Untamed

San Sebastian: Amat Escalante among Horizontes Latinos line-up

17-Aug-2016 | By Christopher Connor

The Untamed, from Cannes best director award winner, among 13 titles.

Asian Cinema Fund

Busan’s ACF reveals 22 projects to receive funding

17-Aug-2016 | By

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced 22 projects to receive Asian Cinema Fund support this year, including Park Kyoung Tae’s Ne Me Quitte Pas and Venice Biennale College project Hotel Salvation.

Sarajevo Regional Forum

Growing 'CineLink Industry Days' at Sarajevo fest to merge strands

17-Aug-2016 | By

PREVIEW: Head of industry Jovan Marjanovic talks about bringing together all its activity under one umbrella.

Depth Two

Sarajevo: True Stories Market hunting storytellers to revisit Yugoslav wars

17-Aug-2016 | By

New section of Sarajevo’s Industry Days presents the most cinematic true stories from the Balkan wars to film and TV professionals

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo: preview of Works In Progress projects

17-Aug-2016 | By

Ten projects from South-East Europe, Middle East and North Africa comprise Sarajevo’s Work in Progress section.

Liberation Of Skopje

Sarajevo: Avant Premieres to showcase local films, Dalibor Matanić TV series

17-Aug-2016 | By

Sarajevo’s Avant Premieres section broadens scope and includes workshop on audience development and innovation

CineLink copro market

Sarajevo: 18 projects head to Co-Production Market

17-Aug-2016 | By Vladan Petkovic

Projects previously presented at the market include Laszlo Nemes’s Oscar-winning Son Of Saul.

The Paper

Sarajevo aims to bolster regional TV production with CineLink Drama forum

17-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Screen spoke to festival industry chief Jovan Marjanovic about the necessity of introducing a TV forum at this year’s event.

Apprentice

Toronto-bound Cannes hit 'Apprentice' scores US deal

16-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film Movement has picked up North American rights to Boo Junfeng’s second feature in the run-up to its North American premiere in Toronto next month.

The Exception

Toronto unveils City To City, World Cinema, Masters line-ups

16-Aug-2016 | By

Nigerian metropolis Lagos is the focus of the eighth City To City showcase at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as top brass anoint two international Rising Stars.

Lizzy Caplan

Bron, Gloria Sanchez line up 'Friend of Bill'

16-Aug-2016 | By

Bron Studios is reuniting with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and producer Margot Hand on the dark comedy to star Lizzy Caplan. 

Gillian Z

Warner Bros. China appoints Wanda exec to key role

16-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Industry veteran Gillian Zhao becomes studio’s first country manager for China.

US Briefs: 'Finding Dory' crosses $900m worldwide

16-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Disney-Pixar’s juggernaut reached the milestone on Monday and became the fourth Walt Disney Studios release to do so this year after Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia and The Jungle Book.

Alfredo Guilbert

DFCN moves to reinvent materials delivery

16-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Online film rights marketplace Digital Film Cloud Network has launched a storage and delivery service, the latest element in a suite of tools it believes will transform the industry.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant to receive Zurich fest honour

16-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Florence Foster Jenkins to screen in Zurich.

Fire At Sea

European Film Awards select 15 documentaries

16-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Berlin Golden Bear winner Fire At Sea.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Shia LaBeouf-starrer 'Borg/McEnroe' begins shoot

16-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Further cast announced for sporting biopic.

The Dark Horse

Melbourne market reveals industry winners

16-Aug-2016 | By Fiona Williams

NZ producer Tom Hern among trio recommended for UK’s Production Finance Market.

Mark Boal

Mark Boal attorney fights back at military ‘overreach’

15-Aug-2016 | By

The lawyer of the journalist and Oscar-winning filmmaker has filed a response challenging the U.S. Army’s efforts to force his client to hand over research materials.

Buster's Mal Heart

Rami Malek's Toronto-bound thriller scores sales deal

15-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz’s The Film Sales Company scores worldwide sales rights to Buster’s Mal Heart which will get its world premiere at Toronto.

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival sets 2017 dates

15-Aug-2016 | By

Top brass at the New York event announced on Monday the run dates as they prepare for the first time to make submissions open across all programming areas.

Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro starts 'The Shape Of Water'

15-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Fox Searchlight Pictures announced on Monday that principal photography has begun in Toronto on the fantasy starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon and Octavia Spencer.

Investment firm KKR eyeing eOne bid

15-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Investment firm KKR eyeing bid for film and TV giant, according to reports.

 Lauren Iungerich

Universal, Eva Longoria sign first-look pact

15-Aug-2016 | By

The studio said has struck a two-year, first-look production agreement with the actress, producer and author and her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.

Under The Shadow

Sundance horror 'Under The Shadow' gets UK deal

15-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Iran-set horror sold by XYZ will be released theatrically by Vertigo on Sept 30.

eOne logo

eOne realigns global leadership structure

15-Aug-2016 | By

The content giant that has come under intense scrutiny from prospective suitors has reorganised the way it runs its international regions and promoted Alex Hamilton, Troy Lum and Patrick Roy.

NYFF Convergence

US Briefs: NYFF unveils Convergence

15-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Monday complete details for the interactive storytelling programme that runs from October 1-4 within the 54th New York Film Festival.

Andy Nyman

Andy Nyman, Simon Rumley, Mike Hewitt join FrightFest horror panel

15-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Horror film experts to discuss the future of the genre.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood accepts £323m takeover offer

15-Aug-2016 | By Screen staff

UK film studio agrees deal with private equity fund; Swedish TV executive Christian Wikander joins Pinewood Television.

Kenny Baker

George Lucas, Mark Hamill pay tribute to 'Star Wars' actor Kenny Baker

15-Aug-2016 | By Christopher Connor

The Star Wars and Flash Gordon actor passed away on Saturday aged 81.

'Suicide Squad' retains UK lead

15-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Hot weather and crowded market contribute to new release struggles.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' nears $250m overseas (update)

15-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUG 15 UPDATE: Universal Pictures International crosses the $1bn mark for the tenth consecutive year.

Time Raiders

China box office: 'Time Raiders' to steal summer crown

15-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Action-adventure Time Raiders is set to become China’s biggest summer blockbuster this year.

How To Win The US Presidency

Network signs up Odyssey, production label 3DD for home ent sales

15-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

London-based outfit’s home entertainment sales clients also include Dogwoof and Pecadillo Pictures.

'Suicide Squad' clings to US crown on $43.5m

14-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 15 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ R-rated kept new arrival Sausage Party at bay despite a precipitous 67.4% drop in its second weekend that shows how top-heavy the demographic can be for comic book adaptations.

Morgan Freeman

US Briefs: 'Villa Capri' ready for New Mexico shoot

14-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Shout! Factory dates Annecy winner Long Way North

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'Godless' triumphs in Locarno

13-Aug-2016 | By

Bulgarian drama won the Golden Leopard as well as Best Actress for star Irena Ivanova.

Nate Parker addresses former rape charge

13-Aug-2016 | By

The Birth Of A Nation star has spoken out about a rape claim of which he was cleared 15 years ago as he and Fox Searchlight moved decisively to keep the awards season hopeful on track.

Nelson Mandela

CMG Toronto-bound with 'An Act Of Defiance'

12-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based international sales company is partnering with Richard Claus & Co and South Africa’s Spier Films on the Rivonia Trial drama.

Elle

Picturehouse acquires Paul Verhoeven’s 'Elle' for UK and Ireland

12-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK/Ireland release date set for drama starring Isabelle Huppert.

Making A Killing

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'Making A Killing'

12-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

The distributor has acquired select North American rights to Robert Greenwald’s documentary Making A Killing: Guns, Greed, And The NRA and has set an initial VOD release for November 1. 

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Robert De Niro opens Sarajevo Film Festival

12-Aug-2016 | By

The actor received the festival’s first ever Honorary Heart of Sarajevo for Lifetime Achievement

'Suicide Squad' nears $200m at international box office

12-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ R-rated DC Entertainment adaptation added $11.4m on Thursday to reach $191.5m outside North America.

Spotlight

ITV expected to bid again for eOne

12-Aug-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast, Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

Analysts suggest that eOne’s film business could be offloaded if the deal goes through.

The Odyssey

'The Odyssey' to close San Sebastian

12-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Biopic based on the life of Jacques Cousteau.

Locarno

Locarno sponsor to pull out after 15 years

12-Aug-2016 | By

Energy company AET has been one of the festival’s four primary sponsors for 15 years.

Blue Jay

The Orchard to release TIFF entry 'Blue Jay'

11-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US distributor has confirmed that Alex Lehmann’s narrative directorial debut is one of the titles in its Duplass Brothers output deal ahead of the film’s world premiere in Toronto next month.

Bad Moms

PCCW, Tencent invest in STX

11-Aug-2016 | By

The LA-based studio took another stride forward in its global ambitions as founder Bob Simonds confirmed on Thursday “significant strategic investments” from the Asian powerhouses.

Nocturama

Toronto: 'Nocturama', 'Jackie', to screen at Platform

11-Aug-2016 | By

Bertrand Bonello’s Paris terror attack drama Nocturama [pictured] will open the second international directors showcase at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Tiger & Bunny

US Briefs: Imagine, ANEW, Bandai Namco hire 'Tiger & Bunny' writer

11-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Paul Haggis keynore set for Script To Screen summit in Toronto; Cartagena Film Festival announces 2017 dates; and more…

Wared Seger

Parrot Analytics, all3media International sign pact

11-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based research firm has added another client to an expanding portfolio that includes BBC Worldwide.

Cineworld

Cineworld sees profits fall 35% due to currency shifts

11-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rising revenues mean exhibitor’s board are positive about future prospects despite Brexit turmoil.

Lady Macbeth

Protagonist takes on Toronto title 'Lady Macbeth'

11-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British drama to world premiere at TIFF.

Seoul Station

'Train To Busan' prequel 'Seoul Station' sells to North America

11-Aug-2016 | By

Finecut also sells horror feature into Europe, Asia.

Wiener-Dog

Jeff Nichols, Todd Solondz join San Sebastian line-up

11-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

The festival’s Zabaltegi strand is introducing a competition for the first time.

'Suicide Squad' climbs to $165m international

10-Aug-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International’s comic book adaptation added an estimated $15.3m on Tuesday.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway, Rihanna in talks to join 'Oceans Eight'

10-Aug-2016 | By

Helena Bonham Carter also circling Warner Bros spin-off.

Sadako Vs Kayako

Shudder picks up Toronto Midnight Madness closer 'Sadako Vs. Kayako'

10-Aug-2016 | By

The streaming service backed by AMC Networks has acquired all North American rights to the J-Horror face-off set to receive its international premiere in Toronto.

Roger Pietschmann

Sound ace Roger Jay Pietschmann dies at 71

10-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

It emerged on Tuesday that Roger Jay Pietschmann died in his Los Angeles home on July 26 after a six-year battle with multiple symptom atrophy. He was 71.

Twilight

Entertainment One rejects ITV takeover bid

10-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The company’s board said the offer “fundamentally undervalued” eOne, distributor of Peppa Pig and The Twilight franchise.

Dolby Atmos Singapore

Singapore opens first Dolby Atmos mixing theatre

10-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: The facility has been installed at Mocha Chai Laboratories.

Deborah Rowland

NFTS sets former Curzon exec to lead MA programme

10-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Distribution exec will lead the inaugural programme, commencing in January 2017; Noel Clarke to host first BAFTA Open Day.

Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff begins shooting 'Shakespeare’s Heroes & Villains', 'Tell Tale Heart'

10-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Red Rock Entertainment and CK Films producing theatrical adaptations.

My Life As A Courgette

Oscars: Switzerland selects 'My Life As A Courgette'

10-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

The stop-motion animation written by Céline Sciamma premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.

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First Odeon, now Pinewood…What the sale of two cinema icons says about the UK industry

10-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Deals for two of the UK’s most prized assets are welcome but also prompt questions over sustainability and the indigenous industry.

Mark Gordon

TriStar, eOne, Mark Gordon journey to 'Narnia'

9-Aug-2016 | By

Eleven years after Disney and Walden Media launched The Chronicles Of Narnia franchise in theatres, a new jigsaw of partners has come together to adapt the fourth book in C S Lewis’ fantasy classic.

Free Fire

Toronto next wave includes 'Free Fire', 'Blair Witch', DiCaprio doc

9-Aug-2016 | By

The third cascade of world premieres in 15 days flowed from the headquarters of the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday as programmers revealed their Midnight Madness, TIFF Docs, Vanguard, TIFF Cinematheque and Short Cuts selections.

Elle

NYFF 2016 unveils full line-up

9-Aug-2016 | By

The powers that be at the Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Tuesday the 25 films to screen as the main slate of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.

Samantha Barks

US Briefs: Roadside Attractions tastes 'Bitter Harvest'

9-Aug-2016 | By

Plus: Strand Releasing acquires Sundance selection Lovesong; Talent incubator Resonance launches; and more…

Bailee Madison

Spotted Cow to produce 'Different Folks'

9-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nancy Cartwright’s company has come on to produce and co-finance the comedy, which Myriad Pictures is selling worldwide.

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer, Paul Anderson, Liam Cunningham join '24 Hours To Live'

9-Aug-2016 | By

Shanghai-based Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures of Los Angeles announced the casting additions on Tuesday.

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Locarno reveals Open Doors winners

9-Aug-2016 | By

This year’s winners include film-makers from Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.

Flight Crew

Russian box office on the rise

9-Aug-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

Russia and CIS box office defied the troubled economy in the first half of 2016, growing by almost 9% to $413m.

Richard Gere

Busy SPC snaps up 'Norman', rest of Almodovar library

8-Aug-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has picked up North America, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Asia excluding South Korea to Richard Gere starrer Norman: The Moderate Rise And Tragic Fall Of A New York Fixer.

Winchester

CBS Films picks up 'Winchester'

8-Aug-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from to Bullitt Entertainment and Diamond Pictures the thriller that will star Helen Mirren.

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Tessa Ross and Juliette Howell launch House Productions

8-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Production company launches with investment from BBC Worldwide and Access Entertainment.

Guillermo del Toro at Fantasia

'Train To Busan' triumphs at Fantasia

8-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Yeon Sang-ho’s apocalypse thriller won the Cheval Noir Award for Best Feature and the Audience Award for Best Asian Feature as the festival came to an end in Montreal.

Harmonium

Film Movement acquires 'Harmonium'

8-Aug-2016 | By

The New York-based film distributor has picked up Koji Fukada’s family drama and upcoming North American premiere Special Presentation selection at Toronto.

US Briefs: Uni rings changes for thriller formerly known as 'Mena'

8-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Doug Liman’s action thriller starring Tom Cruise will now be called American Made.

HMRC, Ingenious both claim victory in tax battle

8-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Avatar financier deemed to have been trading with a view to making a profit but investors could be out of pocket.

Nicky Earnshaw

Film4 hires Pinewood Pictures executive

8-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Pinewood’s former head of production appointed production finance executive.

Time Raiders

China box office: 'Time Raiders' posts massive $70m debut

8-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Family animation The Secret Life Of Pets landed in second, while Jackie Chan’s Skiptrace was pushed down to third.

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro to receive Sarajevo honour

8-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Veteran actor will present a screening of Taxi Driver at the festival’s opening night.

Locarno

Locarno briefs: Piazza Grande subject to minor arson attack

8-Aug-2016 | By

The Piazza Grande was subject to an arson attack; Switzerland has selected its 2017 Oscar candidate; The Doc Alliance Selection winner has been revealed; Nyon festival changes afoot.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' dominates UK box office

8-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation scores fourth-biggest opening of the year.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' shoots to August opening record overseas

8-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 8 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory will also soon become the fourth highest grossing release of 2016 to date worldwide.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' smashes US August record on $133.7m

7-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 8 UPDATE: After a patchy 2016 Warner Bros has a rare North American opening weekend to crow about as its comic book adaptation destroyed the previous high-water mark for the late summer month and the studio crossed the $1bn milestone for the 16th consecutive year.

David Kosse

David Kosse hires Andy Leyshon as STX UK managing director

5-Aug-2016 | By

STX International president David Kosse has named his first big hire, bringing in the distribution specialist and former sales director for Universal Pictures UK and Eire.

Clash

Diab’s 'Clash' storms Egyptian box office

5-Aug-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Drama set in the aftermath of Egyptian revolution takes top slot at home box office; film gets Tom Hanks endorsement.

Lady Macbeth

San Sebastian: Sang-soo, Bonello, 'Lady Macbeth' join competition

5-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Seven further competition titles have been revealed, including the 18th feature from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo.

Suicide Squad

'Suicide Squad' races to $30m at international box office

5-Aug-2016 | By

AUGUST 5 UPDATE: The R-rated comic book adaptation opened top in 33 new markets on Thursday led by a record $3.9m industry opening day in Russia as the overall international running total climbed to $29.6m.

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Locarno soft core porn movie 'Wet Woman In The Wind' stirs buyers

5-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Akihiko Shiota’s latest has gone to South Korea and Taiwan.

Virtual Reality VR

First Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival launches

5-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EDEF to showcase event cinema and VR.

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Locarno: Swiss cinema to become more competitive

5-Aug-2016 | By

Speaking at Locarno, Switzerland’s Interior Minister has talked up the country’s recent efforts to compete more on the international stage.

Sarajevo Film Festival Open Air Cinema

Sarajevo: Works In Progress from Iran, Israel, Romania, Tunisia

5-Aug-2016 | By

Ten projects from South-East Europe, Middle East and North Africa will compete for industry awards.

TWC logo

US Briefs: Weinsteins promote publicity executives

4-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Ileen Reich assumes corp comms role at Participant Media; and more…

The Battle Of Algiers

'The Battle Of Algiers', 'One-Eyed Jacks' among NYFF Revivals roster

4-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

The Film Society Of Lincoln Center announced on Thursday the line-up of digitally remastered classics set to play at the 54th New York Film Festival from September 30–October 16. 

Rooney Mara

Producer Liz Watts joins 'Mary Magdalene'

4-Aug-2016 | By

The founder of Sydney-based Porchlight Films has teamed up with the UK’s See-Saw Films on the prestige drama ahead of a European production start later this year.

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood sparks controversy with Trump comments

4-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The director has claimed that people should “just get over” remarks by the presidential candidate that have been criticised as racist.

House Of Cards

Netflix dominates Amazon in UK, Ofcom report

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

In Feb-Apr 2016, Netflix was viewed by 23% of British adults, while Amazon Prime Video was used by 7%.

James Norton

James Norton joins BBC One series 'McMafia'

4-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Happy Valley star will lead the eight-part series about organised crime in London.

American Pastoral

Ewan McGregor's 'American Pastoral' to compete at San Sebastian

4-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The film will have its European premiere in competition at the September festival.

Notes On Blindness Into Darkness

This Way Up awards £50,000 to innovative exhibition projects

4-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Notes On Blindness and Life, Animated among four features to benefit from exhibition fund.

Two Lovers And A Bear

Toronto unveils Canadian titles

3-Aug-2016 | By

A heavyweight roster of world premieres from the leading lights of Canada’s film industry will grace the Toronto International Film Festival next month.

The Lost City Of Z

'The Lost City Of Z' to close NYFF

3-Aug-2016 | By

James Gray’s adventure has been a long time coming but audiences will finally get a chance to see it as the closing night world premiere screening at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 15.

Streisand

STX Entertainment pulls out of 'Gypsy'

3-Aug-2016 | By

The studio will no longer distribute and co-finance the Barbra Streisand project about Momma Rose, according to reports.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Warner Bros dates 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

3-Aug-2016 | By

With a little over three months to go before the release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the studio confirmed a follow-up to the Harry Potter spin-off is in the works.

Kathryn Bigelow

Will Poulter, Ben O’Toole, Jack Reynor join 'Untitled Detroit Project'

3-Aug-2016 | By

The trio of up-and-comers have boarded Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama that is scheduled to shoot later this summer.

Gunnar Almer

Swedish Film Institute veteran Gunnar Almer dies aged 62

3-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Almer joined the SFI 39 years ago, serving as festival manager for feature films for nearly 20 years.

The Surge

Samuel Goldwyn Films to make TV series 'The Surge'

3-Aug-2016 | By

The company is partnering with producers Michael S. Emerson and Colonel F. Lee Reynolds to adapt the book Battle For Baqubah: Killing Our Way Out by retired First Sergeant Robert S. Colella.

Grace Jones

Grace Jones doc-biopic gets UK distribution and Ireland concert

3-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Picturehouse to release Sophie Fiennes documentary backed by BBC Films and the BFI; producers set Ireland concert.

Sami Blood

LevelK boards Venice Days drama 'Sami Blood'

3-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Kernell’s debut feature charts the story of a 14-year-old exposed to racism in 1930’s Sweden.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected Academy president

3-Aug-2016 | By

The board of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday night voted its president to a fourth term heading into what could become an impassioned season of Oscar campaigning fuelled by the diversity agenda.

Benedict Cumberbatch to produce, star in 'Rogue Male'

3-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

World War Two survival thriller is being set up at Fox Searchlight.

Wilson

US Briefs: Woody Harrelson starrer 'Wilson' gets 2017 release

3-Aug-2016 | By

Fox Searchlight will open Wilson in limited release on March 3, 2017.

Toni Erdmann

Oscars: Germany reveals eight for Foreign Language contention including 'Toni Erdmann'

3-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Best Foreign-Language Film contenders announced.

Making A Murderer

'Making A Murderer' directors head to Copenhagen TV Festival

3-Aug-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Copenhagen event to host more than 1000 industry and a number of high-profile speakers.

Luke Goss

Luke Goss joins 'The Last Boy'

3-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

British actor to reunite with the director of Interview with a Hitman.

Anton Yelchin

Anton Yelchin’s parents sue Fiat Chrysler

2-Aug-2016 | By

Victor Yelchin and Irina Yelchina have filed papers with the Los Angeles Superior Court alleging the auto giant and others were responsible for their son’s wrongful death.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'The Secret Life Of Pets 2' gets greenlight

2-Aug-2016 | By

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment top brass announced the development on Tuesday, the day The Secret Life Of Pets crossed $400m worldwide.

Mascots

US Briefs: Netflix to debut 'Mascots' on October 13

2-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: ITN Distribution picks up horror-thriller Clowntown

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Jimmy Fallon to host 74th Golden Globes

2-Aug-2016 | By

The comedian credited with revitalising NBC’s The Tonight Show will emcee the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s annual jamboree on January 8, 2017.

Way To Blue

Way To Blue appoints Edelman exec as company restructures

2-Aug-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Communications agency restructures team and appoints digital executive.

One Day

Banjong’s 'One Day' on GDH’s debut slate

2-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Thai production house GDH 559 is launching its inaugural slate with Banjong Pisanthanakun’s anticipated romance.

Damselfish

Film London greenlights art film trio

2-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

The initiative for artist film-makers will grant $40,000 to each project.

Creative England

Creative England launches emerging producer initiatives

2-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

Two programmes aim to facilitate budding producers with the skills to deliver first and second features.

Wanda IMAX

IMAX strikes biggest theatre deal to date with China’s Wanda

2-Aug-2016 | By Tom Grater

The agreement will see 150 additional sites built across the territory, upping IMAX China’s total screen count to 742.

Europe

European film fund spend up 13.4%

2-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Average annual spend of film and AV funds in Europe totals $2.6bn, up from $2.1bn in 2010.

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RealD, Wanda Cinema Line expand 3D alliance

1-Aug-2016 | By

The companies announced in China on Tuesday morning what they called the largest 3D installation agreement in the history of the format.

Free Fire

Ben Wheatley’s 'Free Fire' to close BFI London Film Festival

1-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Action thriller, starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson and Cillian Murphy, to receive European premiere at LFF.

Homeland

US Briefs: Hulu to stream 'Homeland' seasons 1-4

1-Aug-2016 | By Alec Govi

Hulu and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution announced on Monday that the digital platform has acquired exclusive US streaming rights to the first four seasons of Showtime’s spy series. 

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' powers to $50.7m overseas debut

1-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

AUGUST 1 UPDATE: Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory swims past $800m worldwide to become fifth highest grossing film of the year to date.

Broadcast journalists line up Critics’ Choice doc awards

1-Aug-2016 | By

The inaugural Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards honouring features and non-fiction television will be presented on November 3 at BRIC in Brooklyn, New York.

In The Last Days Of The City

Locarno, Wroclaw set for 2017 date clash

1-Aug-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wroclaw moves 2017 dates to accommodate World Games; Polish festival reveals 2016 New Horizons winners.

'Finding Dory' swims to top of UK box office

1-Aug-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Jason Bourne shoots to series-high opening with strong confirmed $10m (£7.6m) bow.

Skiptrace

China box office: 'Skiptrace' holds lead

1-Aug-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Action-fantasy League Of Gods stole the Fri-Sun crown as July ticket sales drop 18% year-on-year.

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel to receive Locarno honour

1-Aug-2016 | By Cecile Pin

Pulp Fiction and Youth star will attend a festival screening of his 1995 film Smoke.

Busan

Korean film industry votes 'no' to lifting Busan boycott

1-Aug-2016 | By

“Intense discussions” have led to a split vote, meaning the boycott of the festival will continue.

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Terry Gilliam begins production on 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote'

1-Aug-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Adam Driver to star in the long-gestating feature, which is set to begin shooting in October; first behind-the-scenes images revealed.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' in $59m North American debut

31-Jul-2016 | By

AUGUST 1 UPDATE: The reunion of Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass scored the second biggest opening weekend of Universal’s 14-year spy franchise when unadjusted for inflation.

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US media heavyweights unite behind Mark Boal case

31-Jul-2016 | By

A group of non-profits, journalists and media companies led by The Reporters Committee For Freedom Of The Press has come out in support of the Oscar-winning screenwriter’s legal battle with the US government.

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Venice: Alberto Barbera reveals line-up gems, regrets and this year’s big Oscar contender

29-Jul-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Venice festival director Alberto Barbera talks breakout candidates, the likelihood of additions and competition with other festivals.

Swiss Army Man

Picturehouse, A24 team for UK release of 'Swiss Army Man'

29-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: UK and US distributors partner on release of Sundance winner starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano.

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Venice unveils 2016 market projects

29-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Venice Production Bridge will incorporate Gap Financing Market and Final Cut events.

Disney names third 'Avengers' instalment

29-Jul-2016 | By

Executives at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on Friday revealed the new title for what was previously known as Avengers: Infinity War Part I.

The Wailing

'The Wailing' wins top awards at BIFAN

29-Jul-2016 | By

Na Hong Jin’s fantasy horror took the best film prize and audience award.

Agnieszka Holland

Agnieszka Holland, Bodo Kox present projects at Polish Days

29-Jul-2016 | By

Projects from directors Bodo Kox and Adrian Panek are also being introduced.

King Of The Belgians

Be For Films picks up Venice Orizzonti selection 'King Of Belgians'

29-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Road trip comedy drama stars Peter Van den Begin as the Belgian head of state.

Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears to receive honorary Sarajevo award

29-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British director’s latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, to screen at the festival’s open air theatre.

Hema Hema Sing Me a Song While I Wait

'Hema Hema' to world premiere at Locarno Open Doors

29-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Executive producer Jeremy Thomas to present world premiere of Bhutan film.

Distant Barking Of Dogs

Nordisk Panorama unveils pitch titles, competition line-ups

29-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Projects include The Distant Barking of Dogs, from The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real.

Dogwoof inks 'Where To Invade Next' deal with VoD platform Wuaki.tv

29-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

The deal will also see titles from Dogwoof’s back catalogue appear on the service.

Shelter

Arrow Films bolsters exec team

29-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Distributor has made four hires, including Mike Hewitt from Universal.

Presumed Guilty

Praesens acquires 'Presumed Guilty'

29-Jul-2016 | By

The Swiss distributor has picked up rights from Sugar Studios to Jijo Reed’s documentary.

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Venice reveals starry 2016 line-up

28-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans among line-up.

KICKS

D Films acquires 'Kicks' for Canada

28-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The edgy distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Justin Tipping’s coming-of-age drama and winner of the best cinematography in a US narrative feature prize at Tribeca.

The Beatles

US Briefs: Shea Stadium concert film to accompany theatrical release of Beatles doc

28-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: beIN Network to launch Dreamworks channel in Middle East, North Africa; and more…

Bad Blood

Shoreline Entertainment bites into 'Bad Blood'

28-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Morris Ruskin’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up worldwide sales rights to the genre film following its international premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival last week.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Group agrees $425m takeover deal

28-Jul-2016 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

The Pinewood Group is set to be sold to an asset management business in a deal worth just over $425m (£320m).

Leicester Square London

Cineworld completes $124m deal for five Empire cinemas

28-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Acqusitions include the nine-screen Empire Leicester Square [pictured], while Cineworld Haymarket will be taken over by Empire.

The Young Pope

Sky profits break $2bn

28-Jul-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

The pay-TV broadcaster saw profits surge 12% over the last year.

 El Hombre De Las Mil Caras

San Sebastian unveils 2016 Spanish selection

28-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.

A House Is Not A Home

MVD Entertainment picks up 'A House Is Not A Home'

28-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray directed the horror film by DeInstitutionalized starring Bill Cobbs, Richard Grieco and Eddie Steeples.

Jason Bourne

'Jason Bourne' ready to rumble

28-Jul-2016 | By

Universal Pictures International opens the fifth instalment in its 14-year-old spy franchise in 46 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone headed to Zurich fest with 'Snowden'

28-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley also set to attend.

Secret Cinema Dirty Dancing

Secret Cinema’s 'Dirty Dancing' closes with $2.5m box office

28-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Takings beat original 1987 release and 2007 re-release combined.

Battle of the Sexes

Sierra/Affinity dances with silver dollar comedy 'Poms'

27-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US-UK production about a 60+ cheerleading squad is to be directed by The Battle Of The Sexes’ Zara Hayes.

20th Century Women

'20th Century Women' named NYFF centrepiece

27-Jul-2016 | By

Mike Mill’s upcoming drama will receive its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 8.

Moos

Menemsha Films acquires 'Moos'

27-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Neil Friedman’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up North American rights to the Dutch dramedy.

IT

RLJ Entertainment snaps up 'IT'

27-Jul-2016 | By

The company has acquired US distribution rights from Voltage Pictures to the Pierce Brosnan thriller.

North American briefs: Production underway on 'The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan'

27-Jul-2016 | By

Principal photography has begun in Montreal on Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, which stars Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.

Frontieres

Frontières five team up on anthologies

27-Jul-2016 | By

As Montreal genre festival Fantasia’s Frontières International Co-Production Market wrapped, it emerged that five participants have teamed up to release a series of anthologies curated from the Little Terrors short film festival in Toronto.

John Leonetti

John Leonetti to direct 'Wish Upon' for Broad Green

27-Jul-2016 | By

The director of global horror hit Annabelle will helm the horror-thriller.

Wanda Group

Wanda acquires Chinese movie portal Mtime

27-Jul-2016 | By

Media giant Wanda has purchased the ticketing platform for $350m.

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EU accepts Paramount concessions in pay-TV probe

27-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Five other studios continue to be investigated for anti-competitive licensing deals with Sky UK.

Masami Takahash

Warner Bros Japan names Masami Takahashi president

27-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Current president Millard Ochs will transition into advisory role.

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BFI in hunt for diversity executive

27-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Diversity manager Deborah Williams leaves BFI this month after one year in role.

Jay Choi, Monique Esclavissat, Marc Gareton

Warner Bros ramps up Korean production

27-Jul-2016 | By

The studio is plotting to release two to four films next year, with Joo-young Lee’s A Single Rider set to be the first.

ITV Studios

ITV Studios revenue surges

27-Jul-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

The broadcaster’s profits grew 9% year-on-year, with its production arm seeing revenues soar.

Chris Melendandri

Venice to fete 'Minions' producer Chris Meledandri

27-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Illumination Entertainment founder and The Secret Life Of Pets producer will be honoured with an in conversation event and a special screening.

The Magnificent Seven

'The Magnificent Seven' to open Toronto film festival

26-Jul-2016 | By

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.

Quit Staring At My Plate

New Europe to sell Venice Days title 'Quit Staring at my Plate'

26-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age drama centres on a young woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters.

Panama City

Netflix, John Wells line up Panama Papers drama

26-Jul-2016 | By

The streaming platform is teaming up with John Wells Productions on the story of the sesnational data leak, whose exposure of elitist impropriety triggered political resignations and a host of investigations around the world.

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy named MGM digital czar

26-Jul-2016 | By

The studio on Tuesday said it had hired Kevin Conroy to the new position of president of digital and new platforms.

The War Show

Venice Days 2016 line-up unveiled

26-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Syrian war documentary set as opening film; Naomi Kawase and Crystal Moselle shorts selected.

Olympia 2016

Fênix Filmes lines up 'Olympia 2016'

26-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Priscila Miranda’s fledgling Brazilian distributor will launch the documentary-fiction hybrid to coincide with the Games in Rio that start next month.

Road Games

FrightFest, Icon set trio for distribution

26-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die among genre trio to secure distribution through FrightFest Presents label.

Moscow Premiere Festival

Moscow gets October film market

26-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Market is due to screen more than 100 new Russian and foreign films to industry and public.

Mohamed Khan

Egyptian director Mohamed Khan dies at 73

26-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Filmmaker’s recent works included Factory Girl and Before The Summer Crowds.

Porto

Anton Yelchin-starrer 'Porto' set for San Sebastian fest

26-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

One of the final performances from the late star to be seen as part of San Sebastian’s New Directors line-up.

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'Silence' backer Corsan upbeat despite restructure

26-Jul-2016 | By

Belgian financier of films including Third Person and Killing Season filed for protection from its creditors last month.

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Pierce Brosnan joins Dave Bautista in 'Final Score'

26-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Production to get underway at West Ham’s former Upton Park stadium on August 8.

Strategic Partners

North American Briefs: Nordic, US focus at Strategic Partners 2016

26-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Open Road dates Before I Fall; Eben Davidson joins Paramount TV; and more…

Marissa Mayer

Verizon paying $4.8bn for Yahoo

25-Jul-2016 | By

Yahoo, one of the original internet giants that was valued at $125bn at the height of the dotcom boom in 2000, will sell for a fraction of that amount if shareholders and regulators approve the deal.

Ice Age: Collision Course

Fox, Les Films 26 sign North, West Africa deal

25-Jul-2016 | By

Twentieth Century Fox executives said on Monday they had signed a deal covering 21 countries.

The BFG

'BFG' beats out 'Star Trek' at UK box office

25-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Roald Dahl adaptation scores Steven Spielberg’s third-biggest three-day opening weekend.

 Josetxo Moreno

Golem co-founder Josetxo Moreno dies aged 62

25-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

San Sebastian to dedicate this year’s edition to late exhibitor and distributor, a champion of independent filmmakers including Lars von Trier, Michael Haneke and Takeshi Kitano.

Andre Rieu

André Rieu concert breaks UK box office record…again

25-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Maastricht Concert took more than £1.4m at UK box office over weekend.

Skiptrace

Jackie Chan's 'Skiptrace' soars at China box office

25-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Skiptrace beats Tarzan and records Chan’s biggest opening weekend as Cold War 2 nears $100m.

Are We Not Cats

Venice Critics’ Week to open with Alice Lowe revenge-comedy

25-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

The strand will be bookended by Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats [pictured].

Seven Samurai

Venice 2016 Classics line-up unveiled

25-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Titles this year range from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai to John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London.

Life Risking Romance

Alibaba Pictures acquires 'Life Risking Romance'

25-Jul-2016 | By

Korean romantic thriller will be released theatrically and online in China.

Embrace Of The Serpent

'Embrace Of The Serpent' sweeps Platino Awards

25-Jul-2016 | By

Ciro Guerra’s drama about indigenous tribes in the Colombian Amazon took home seven awards from eight nominations.

Odessa's Grand Prix goes to UK's 'Burn Burn Burn'

25-Jul-2016 | By

Directors Chanya Button, Adrian Sitaru, Xavier Seron scoop prizes; festival reveals works in progress winners.

Solo Solitude

Asian Shadows picks up 'Solo, Solitude'

25-Jul-2016 | By

Indonesian adventure drama is set to premiere at Locarno.

Doctor Strange

US Briefs: Disney, Dolby sign pact for seven more titles

25-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Comic-Con panel talks diversity and VR; Ellen Burtsyn joins The House Of Tomorrow; and more…

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'Star Trek Beyond' leads North America on $59m

24-Jul-2016 | By

JULY 25 UPDATE: Paramount/Skydance’s sci-fi prospered on a confirmed $59.3m number one debut, while Fox/Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age: Collision Course looks unlikely to live long following a franchise-low $21m launch.

Skiptrace

'Skiptrace' rules international on $64m

24-Jul-2016 | By

The Jackie Chan action comedy ruled the waves at the weekend, plundering $62.3m in China as it ventured into six other markets via Bloom Media.

Eddie Redmayne charms Comic-Con

24-Jul-2016 | By

Another British actor earned his place in convention lore on Saturday as the Oscar-winner and star of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them handed out wands to everybody in Hall H.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 concept art

Marvel Studios brings the magic

23-Jul-2016 | By

Kevin Feige presided over a boisterous Marvel Studios panel that brought new trailers from Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, as well as footage from the sets of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok.

Huang Shan

Comic-Con: LeEco embraces young generation

22-Jul-2016 | By

Beijing-based LeEco unveiled on Friday what it claimed to be the first streaming service targeted at Generation Z.

Hoarder

UK genre outfit AMP opens Canadian production-finance arm

22-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Team behind Trent Haaga and Simon Rumley movies launches North American arm to be fronted by Raven Banner sales executive.

Star Trek Beyond cropped

FrightFest, Screen unveil first Horror Rising Star Award shortlist

22-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Winner to be announced during genre festival.

Matt Hancock MP

UK digital and culture minister faces Brexit, broadband challenges

22-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Newly appointed DCMS minister Matt Hancock will also be tackling cyber security in his role.

Edward Snowden

Comic-Con: Snowden 'did not have a plan' to get out of Hong Kong

22-Jul-2016 | By

The NSA whistleblower admitted to a small group at a Q&A on Thursday night that he did not expect to get out of Hong Kong after he transferred top secret information to reporters in 2013.

Ukraine

Ukraine's Cinema Law to provide cash injection, rebate scheme

22-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ukraine film industry set to receive fivefold cash injection and first rebate scheme.

Gimme Danger

Dogwoof takes Iggy Pop doc for UK

22-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

UK distributor has struck a deal with Amazon for Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes title.

Brain Freeze

Fantasia: Frontières showcases film and TV genre gems

22-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Two hot TV projects, an environmental zombie and an unhinged park ranger were among highlights at the eighth edition of the horror market.

The Neighbour

FrightFest unveils masterclass, guest line-up

22-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Genre festival reveals masterclasses and film programme.

Mark Boal

Mark Boal sues US government over Bowe Bergdahl tapes

22-Jul-2016 | By

Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Hurt Locker who also wrote Zero Dark Thirty, is suing Barack Obama and the US government over a threat to seize his taped interviews with Bowe Bergdahl.

Moscow

Russian government mulls tax increase for cinemas and TV channels

22-Jul-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

President Putin advisor Andrei Belousov revealed the tax plan, which is aimed at supporting Russian film production via the Russian State Cinema Fund.

Luc Besson

Comic-Con: Luc Besson wows with 'Valerian' footage

21-Jul-2016 | By

In a day for internationally renowned directors making their Hall H debuts, the French filmmaker and Europacorp chief quickly found his footing in San Diego as he shared first images and footage from Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.

Oliver Stone at Comic-Con

Oliver Stone debut stirs Comic-Con

21-Jul-2016 | By

In one of the most provocative Hall H panels in a long time, Snowden director Oliver Stone on his debut took part in a far-ranging conversation about patriotism, surveillance, Pokemon Go and an appreciation of the man who inspired his latest film.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Red Granite denies wrongdoing in 'Wolf Of Wall Street' claim

21-Jul-2016 | By

The financier-producer has issued a statement professing its ignorance over allegations that laundered Malaysian money was used to fund The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Jezz_Vernon

Metrodome MD Jezz Vernon to step down

21-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Vernon to depart after 11 years at UK distributor; John Ramchandani to assume “broader role”.

Comic-Con

Comic-Con: 'Trolls' footage charms Hall H

21-Jul-2016 | By

Dreamworks Animation chiefs previewed 16 minutes of year-end release Trolls to the San Diego convention as stars Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake charmed the crowd.

Virtual Reality

Dubai fest to immerse audience in VR

21-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Growth of virtual reality filmmaking to be discussed at DIFF.

War And Peace

Weinstein TV, BBC team on 'Les Miserables'

21-Jul-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Six-part series will be adapted by War And Peace scribe Andrew Davies.

Matthew McConaughey

US Briefs: 'Gold' gets December 25 wide release

21-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires Chicken People; IFP expands remit; and more…

A Violent Prosecutor

Admissions for Korean films up 8.4% in H1 2016

21-Jul-2016 | By

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) announced that admissions for local films went up 8.4% to 43.8 million in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year.

Marie Colvin

Marie Colvin biopic sets 'Cartel Land' director Matthew Heineman

20-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Director of Oscar-nominated documentary set for war biopic produced by Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Thunder Road.

Detective Pikachu

Legendary, The Pokemon Co partner on live-action feature

20-Jul-2016 | By

In a timely deal give the eruption of the Pokemon Go mobile gaming phenomenon, the studio said on Wednesday it will make the first live-action feature based on the enduring Japanese property.

'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold' heads to TV

20-Jul-2016 | By

On the back of Emmy-nominated BBC and AMC series The Night Manager, The Ink Factory announced on Wednesday it would partner with Paramount TV on the latest John le Carré spy thriller.

Nicolas Chartier

US Briefs: Voltage signs exclusive production deal with Alissa Phillips

20-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Kino Lorber acquires The Daughter; Aspen Film appoints industry trio for flagship events; and more…

Christine Langan exit: industry reacts

20-Jul-2016 | By

Screen canvasses industry opinion on Langan’s tenure and the prospects for one of the UK’s cornerstone funders.

Divergent

'Divergent' finale may not get theatrical release (reports)

20-Jul-2016 | By

Disappointing box office means the final episode in Lionsgate-Summit’s YA franchise starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James may skip theatres.

Claire Aguilar

Claire Aguilar to leave Sheffield Doc/Fest

20-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Festival programming director to return to US.

Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2016: first wave of judges revealed

20-Jul-2016 | By Screen staff

Deadline approaching for film industry awards.

Scarred Hearts

Sarajevo fest unveils competition line-up

20-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts among titles; In Focus strand also revealed.

Nat Geo, C4 to make ISIS drama with Peter Kosminsky

20-Jul-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

UK broadcaster Channel 4 and National Geographic are to partner for the first time on Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky’s upcoming ISIS-inspired drama.

Harvey Keitel

Harvey Keitel, Toni Collette join Parisian comedy 'Madame'

20-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Almodóvar regular Rossy de Palma to also star in the film produced by Paris-based LGM and Studiocanal.

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IFB backs Amy Winehouse biopic starring Noomi Rapace

20-Jul-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

Irish Film Board also backs several other features and grants co-production funds to a revenge thriller starring Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer.

Garry Marshall

'Pretty Woman' director Garry Marshall dies aged 81

20-Jul-2016 | By

UPDATED: Veteran filmmaker also created US TV series Happy Days.

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Amazon Prime Video spending $300m in India (reports)

20-Jul-2016 | By

Amazon is planning to spend $300m on local content as it rolls out its Amazon Prime Video service in India later this year, according to local reports.

BBC Films boss Christine Langan set to step down

19-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Michael Rosser, Peter White, Broadcast

Philomena producer is to join Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions.

Stan Lee

Stan Lee, Benaroya Pictures launch 'Nitron'

19-Jul-2016 | By

On the eve of Comic-Con the parties announced the comic book and said they plan to expand it into a global transmedia franchise.

FKA Twigs

FKA Twigs makes movie debut in US crime-drama 'Brighton Beach'

19-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Singer co-stars in movie produced by Birdman and Tulip Fever executive Molly Connners.

Peter Ferdinando

Peter Ferdinando joins Sam Rockwell in 'Blue Iguana'

19-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Hyena star, who recently filmed Ghost In The Shell with Scarlett Johansson, takes villain role in black comedy.

Josh Ostrovsky

Social media star Josh Ostrovsky joins 'Status Update'

19-Jul-2016 | By

Voltage Pictures has added the celebrity aka The Fat Jew to its teen comedy alongside new additions Rob Riggle, Famke Janssen, John Michael Higgins and Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Ava DuVernay

'The 13th' becomes first doc to open NYFF

19-Jul-2016 | By

Ava DuVernay’s film has been confirmed as opening night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.

BFI exterior

BFI and Swiss firm launch £50,000 UK filmmaker bursary

19-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

BFI CEO Amanda Nevill, CEO of Swiss watchmaker IWC and industry representative to award prize.

Cannes hit 'Toni Erdmann' scores German box office gold

19-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes hit approaches $1m after first weekend with screen count set to expand.

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'Pokemon Go' fever fails to ignite latest film release

19-Jul-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

The latest entry in the Pokemon animated film franchise has become a victim of bad timing at the Japanese box office after debuting weeks ahead of the domestic rollout of Pokemon Go, the hit smartphone app that has captured the world’s attention.

Sigourney Weaver

J.A. Bayona's 'A Monster Calls' to get Euro premiere at San Sebastian

19-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Sigourney Weaver to receive festival’s Donostia Award.

Sam Brown

Sam Brown named STX film production chief

19-Jul-2016 | By

The executive most recently served as senior vice-president of production for New Line Cinema and will occupy the role of head of production for the motion picture group.

R Gervais

Ricky Gervais to receive BAFTA LA honour

19-Jul-2016 | By

The British comedian who shot to fame with BBC hit The Office and earned notoriety in Hollywood as the host of several Golden Globe ceremonies will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.

Household Pests

US Briefs: Partners unite for 'Household Pests'

19-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Mike Tyson joins Lionsgate’s prank-comedy adventure Public Disturbance; and more…

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo fest reveals documentary competition titles

19-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Four world premieres among line-up.

Whale Rider

AMBI Classics launches with 'Whale Rider'

18-Jul-2016 | By

Seeking to exploit its library of more than 400 titles from Exclusive Media Group, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group is venturing into specialty distribution.

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US ticket price hits ‘all-time’ high

18-Jul-2016 | By

The average cost of a cinema ticket in the second quarter of 2016 reached $8.73, marking the highest unadjusted level ever according to data issued by the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) on Monday.

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Paramount, Skydance set fourth 'Star Trek' film

18-Jul-2016 | By

Ahead of this week’s public world premiere at Comic-Con and nationwide release of Star Trek Beyond, Paramount announced on Monday the next instalment featuring the return of Chris Hemsworth.

Netflix

Netflix shares fall 15% after slow Q2 subs growth

18-Jul-2016 | By

UPDATED: Shares in the streaming giant dropped around 15% after trading on Monday as the company missed its projections on subscriber growth for the second quarter.

Hector Babenco

Hector Babenco dead at 70

18-Jul-2016 | By

The Argentine-born Brazilian director who directed William Hurt to an Oscar in Kiss Of The Spider Woman has died of a heart attack in Sao Paulo. He was 70.

Ghostbusters

'Ghostbusters' scores UK box office lead

18-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets becomes the biggest animation of 2016 to date.

'Bastille Day' pulled from French screens after Nice attacks

18-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Studiocanal requests that exhibitors remove terror plot thriller from programmes.

She’s Allergic To Cats

79th & Broadway to sell 'She’s Allergic To Cats'

18-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Andrew van den Houten’s fledgling New York-based finance, sales, distribution company has boarded world sales rights ahead of the film’s world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal on July 21.

Zoology

Russian deals for quartet including KV winner 'Zoology', football drama 'Summer Of 92'

18-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor Arthouse acquires quartet including Karlovy Vary winner.

Film Stars Dont Die In Liverpool

First look: Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in 'Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool'

18-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in Barbara Broccoli-produced drama shooting in UK.

BAM 2016

BAM: 'Embrace Of The Serpent' AD scoops top prize

18-Jul-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Claudia Pedraza’s debut feature scooped the $20,000 top prize at the Bogotá Audiovisual Market.

David Parfitt

Bob & Co partners with 'Shakespeare In Love' producer David Parfitt

18-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Trademark Films’ Parfitt will act as a creative consultant for the UK production and financing outfit.

Migde Velazquez

Cinecittà appoints US representative

18-Jul-2016 | By

Producer Migde Velazquez has been appointed US representative and head of international operations to Rome’s Cinecittà Studios in Los Angeles.

Cold War 2

China box office: local films retain dominance

18-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Cold War 2 leads again; Chinese films retain dominance with eight of the top 10 slots.

Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa begins 'A Gentle Creature' shoot

18-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film loosely inspired by Dostoyevsky story to shoot in and around Latvian city of Daugavpils.

David Horowitz

Hollywood publicist David Horowitz dead at 86

18-Jul-2016 | By

The publicist who worked with Barbra Streisand, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and advised Bill Clinton and Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 86.

Oscars

US Briefs: Academy unveils 2016-17 board of governors

18-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Major!, Miles win at Outfest; Ken Burns doc secures qualifying run; IFC picks up King Cobra; FilmBuff takes Level Up

Bailee Madison

Bailee Madison to star in 'Different Folks'

18-Jul-2016 | By

Myriad Pictures chief Kirk D’Amico is lining up his feature directorial debut on the holiday film ahead of the start of principal photography in Toronto later in the summer.

Alden Ehrenreich in Hail Caesar

Star Wars Celebration: young Han Solo cast; Darth Vader VR project

18-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

A round-up of the headlines from Star Wars Celebration including confirmation that Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Han Solo, behind the scenes footage from Rogue One and a Lucasfilm VR project based around Darth Vader.

Toni Erdmann

Sarajevo: 'Toni Erdmann', 'Aquarius' to play in Kinoscope

18-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

The non-competitive strand will also feature Pablo Larrain’s Neruda and Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson.

The Book Of Masters

Disney Russia plots fairy tale feature 'Last Hero'

18-Jul-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

The fantasy project will be co-produced with local production outfit Yellow, Black & White.

Ice Age: Collision Course

'Ice Age: Collision Course' in $53m international weekend

17-Jul-2016 | By

JULY 18 UPDATE: Fox International top brass reported another dominant international session from the Hollywood contingent as the Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Animation tentpole added a confirmed $53.1m from 60 markets.

Disney sets $2bn speed record in North America

17-Jul-2016 | By

JULY 18 UPDATE: Another weekend of records saw Finding Dory become the biggest animation release of all time, while Disney crossed $2bn faster than any studio before it and Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot opened in second place.

Jaime Osorio Marquez

BAM: 'Narcos', 'Land And Shade' producers team for Jaime Osorio Marquez's new film

15-Jul-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Mainstream and auteur Colombian companies join efforts for the comeback of El Páramo director.

Southwest Of Salem

US Briefs: FilmRise, Investigation Discovery move on 'Southwest Of Salem'

15-Jul-2016 | By

FilmRise has picked up ancillary world rights and Investigation Discovery US television premiere rights to the documentary Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four.

Jet Li

Distant Horizon cuts 'League Of Gods' deals

15-Jul-2016 | By

President Anant Singh has closed international deals for China Star’s big budget fantasy film starring Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Fan Bingbing with IM Global and Sony Pictures Releasing International.

Antonio Resines

Antonio Resines resigns as president of Spanish Film Academy

15-Jul-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Actor cites differences with board; Costume designer Yvonne Blake appointed as acting president until election can be held.

'Death Of Louis XIV', 'One Week And A Day' win top prizes in Jerusalem

15-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Festival’s new $20,000 international competition prize goes to Albert Serra for The Death Of Louis XIV; One Week And A Day wins best Israeli feature.

Tamal Sen

NFDC picks six for 10th Screenwriters' Lab

15-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Projects show a diversity of languages: Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi and Punjabi.

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France in extended state of emergency after Nice terror attack

15-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cinemas closed and concerts cancelled in aftermath of deadly Nice attack; cast and crew of ‘50 Shades Darker’ reported safe.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows

Dalian Wanda Group in talks for 49% stake in Paramount (report)

14-Jul-2016 | By

Following its acquisition of Odeon & UCI Cinemas earlier this week, Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to buy a 49% stake in Paramount Pictures from Viacom, according to reports.

Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival

US Briefs: Inaugural Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival heads to Miami

14-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Kino Lorber moves The Tenth Man; Warner Bros dates three; TWC moves The Founder deep into awards season

Jeff Lemire

Waypoint to adapt 'Plutona' comic

14-Jul-2016 | By

Heading into Comic-Con, Ken Kao’s company has picked up rights to Jeff Lemire and illustrator Emi Lenox’s comic series.

Too Young To Die!

'Too Young To Die!' wins NYAFF audience award

14-Jul-2016 | By

Kankuro Kudo’s anarchic Japanese comedy has triumphed at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, which executive director Samuel Jamier said drew record audiences.

Karen Bradley

Karen Bradley named culture secretary in Theresa May cabinet

14-Jul-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Bradley replaces John Whittingdale who departs after 14 months in the post.

Dayyan Eng

Dayyan Eng pulls together hot ensemble cast for Wished

14-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Beijing-based filmmaker Dayyan Eng has started shooting contemporary comedy fantasy Wished, with a hot ensemble cast including Xia Yu, Yan Ni, Victoria Song and Pan Binlong.

Where Is Rocky II?

Mongrel International to sell Locarno title 'Where Is Rocky II?'

14-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her Toronto-based team have acquired international sales rights to The Ink Connection’s ‘fake fiction’ feature ahead of its European festival premiere in Switzerland.

Jerzy Skolimowski

Venice Golden Lions for Belmondo, Skolimowski

14-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival will award its Golden Lion awards for lifetime achievement to French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski.

The Great & The Small

Breaking Glass acquires 'The Great & The Small'

14-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to Dusty Bias’s Sonoma International Film Festival audience and jury best feature winner.

Floyd Norman: An Animated Life

FilmBuff takes 'Floyd Norman: An Animated Life'

14-Jul-2016 | By

The documentary from Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey will get a limited theatrical release day-and-date with digital and VOD on August 26.

Ice Age: Collision Course

'Dory', 'Ice Age 5' on collision course

14-Jul-2016 | By

Finding Dory – comfortably the biggest Pixar release of all time in North America and the biggest film in the territory for the year-to-date on $431.9m and counting – swims into a further nine major markets and several smaller ones this weekend.

San Sebastian's Zabaltegi competition includes Tavernier, Davies, Jarmusch

14-Jul-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The Spanish festival reveals titles of the first competitive edition of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section that will award a $22,200 (€20,000) prize.

MadRiver

MadRiver, Di Bonaventura fly with thriller 'The Plane' from novelist Charles Cumming

14-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Marc Butan’s MadRiver buys high-concept pitch with Riverstone Pictures on board to executive produce.

Whittingdale

John Whittingdale out as UK culture secretary

14-Jul-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

John Whittingdale has lost his job as culture secretary.

Guiding Lights unveils 17 new mentees

14-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The eighth edition of the UK’s Guiding Lights mentoring scheme has selected 17 new mentees from 215 applications received across the UK and Ireland.

Jeff Shell

Russia explains Jeff Shell ban

13-Jul-2016 | By

JULY 13 UPDATE: In a move that will exacerbate already tense diplomatic relations with Washington, the Russian foreign ministry reportedly said on Wednesday it deported the NBCUniversal film chief because he was placed on a ‘stop list’ in retaliation over alleged US sanctions against Russian officials.

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Lionsgate to revive 'Saw' franchise

13-Jul-2016 | By

The studio announced on Wednesday it had scheduled an untitled instalment for October 27, 2017, marking a return to the horror series last seen in 2010.

Ben Stiller

SKE, Plan B partner on 'Brad’s Status'

13-Jul-2016 | By

Ben Stiller is in final talks to star in the comedy that Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will finance and produce with Plan B Entertainment.

Dan Fisher

Gravitas Ventures hires trio

13-Jul-2016 | By

Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher has expanded his team with the hires of Laura Florence, Dan Fisher and Rachel Koehler.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson action-thriller 'The Commuter' sets shoot and release dates

13-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s action-thriller backed by Studiocanal begins production this month.

Queen Of Katwe

Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' to get European bow at London Film Festival

13-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Disney and ESPN collaboration starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo will get a gala screening.

Locarno

Luxbox acquires Locarno Golden Leopard contender 'Marija'

13-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Tale of Ukrainian woman’s struggle to build new life in Germany was produced by Pandora.

Cavan Ash

London post house Creativity Media appoints new business executive

13-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

EXCLUSIVE: Met Film Post and Slingshot Productions exec Cavan Ash joins post-production outfit.

Locarno reveals 2016 line-up

13-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Jason Bourne, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry, The Girl With All The Gifts (opener) among line-up; artistic director Carlo Chatrian’s contract extended until 2020.

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Lionsgate in Primal Media unscripted TV play

13-Jul-2016 | By

The studio is building its unscripted portfolio with the announcement that it has bought a stake in new production company Primal Media.

House Of Cards

CAA's Adam Berkowitz: Film talent still flocking to TV

13-Jul-2016 | By Matt Mueller

The head of CAA’s television department was speaking on a Jerusalem Film Festival panel.

Being Solomon

Israel’s animation industry hops to new support initiative

13-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Jerusalem Film and Television Fund’s animation event The Hop, Skip & A Jump is aiming to grow the city’s fledgling animation scene.

Jeff Shell

NBC Universal executive denied entry to Russia

13-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

NBC Universal’s chairman of filmed entertainment Jeff Shell was detained for several hours.

US Briefs: 'Blade Runner' cast additions

13-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: Miss Sloane gets US awards season release date; Freestyle Digital Media acquires Autumn Lights; and more

Odeon

China-controlled AMC to buy Odeon & UCI Cinemas for $1.2bn

12-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Blockbuster deal makes AMC the world’s largest movie theatre operator.

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US Briefs: Fork Films unveils ten grant recipients

12-Jul-2016 | By Alec Govi

New York-based Fork Films announced on Tuesday it will provide grant funding for ten projects in different stages of development centring on human rights and social justice topics.

WB unveils jumbo Comic-Con slate

12-Jul-2016 | By

Heading into a San Diego jamboree that is uncharacteristically light on studio attendance this year, the US major has revealed details of its two-hour, DC-heavy session on July 23 as it aims to eclipse the Marvel Studios panel.

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk

Sony, Ang Lee among heavyweights invited to explore Douglas Trumbull's Magi Pod cinema format

12-Jul-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

EXCLUSIVE: Private demonstrations of the exhibition format to take place over summer.

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Ridley Scott collaborator Julie Payne dies aged 64

12-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Producer and managing director of Scott Free has died.

Italy’s I Wonder scores doc haul including Gibney, Herzog titles

12-Jul-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Italian distributor buys docs including Zero Days and Lo And Behold and a number of narrative dramas.

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Screen Australia fast-tracks female-led films

12-Jul-2016 | By Fiona Williams

Screen Australia has committed AU$3m ($2.3m) towards fast-tracking 58 projects by female filmmakers, as part of a broader gender equality initiative.

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John Zois to lead IM Global acquisitions

12-Jul-2016 | By

The executive becomes senior vice-president of acquisitions after most recently serving as director of worldwide acquisitions at EuropaCorp.

Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada earmarks $1.4m for French trio

12-Jul-2016 | By Alec Govi

The film support body said on Tuesday it will support three French projects to the tune of $1.4m through its Canada Feature Film Fund.

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China box office: Chinese films score 1-2-3

12-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Cold War 2 top at Chinese box office between Jul 4 - 10; first time since early February that Chinese films score 1-2-3.

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ICO's women in cinema scheme to return

12-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Women Leadership scheme aims to address gender imbalance in top cinema jobs

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Jerusalem: Yair, Yedaya scoop Pitch Point prizes

12-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Matan Yair’s Scaffolding [pictured] and Keren Yedaya’s Red Fields were among the winners at the 11th edition of the event.

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John Carpenter talks Halloween sequel, video games and his band

12-Jul-2016 | By

Horror master talks video game adaptations of his films, his music career and the possibility of composing the music for the Halloween sequel.

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Jerusalem 2016: Screen's dailies

12-Jul-2016

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival here.

Miranda Bailey

North American briefs: Cold Iron Pictures acquires 'The Assistants'

11-Jul-2016 | By

Plus: production begins in Canada on ‘Welcome To Nowhere’

Disney reaches $5bn worldwide in record time

11-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JULY 11 UPDATE: Fox International has now crossed the $2bn mark in 2016, marking the eighth consecutive year it has done so.

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Iñárritu boards Tom Shoval's 'Shake Your Cares Away'

11-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Shoval [pictured] was mentored by Iñárritu on the set of The Revenant.

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Macau festival headed by Marco Mueller reveals details

11-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival consultants to include James Schamus, Olivier Père, Huang Jianxin and Michael J. Werner.

Pinewood Studios

'Star Wars', 'Spectre' boost Pinewood revenue by 10.9%

11-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

As revenue surges, Pinewood CEO comments on Brexit fallout: “Decline in sterling exchange rate is undoubtedly positive for our international customers.”

Berlinale

Berlinale to get additional €1m cash injection

11-Jul-2016 | By

Festival to receive additional funding from Germany’s State Minister for Culture and Media in 2017.

Corey Yuen

HBO, CMC join forces for Chinese martial arts films

11-Jul-2016 | By

HBO Asia is teaming with China Movie Channel (CMC) on a series of Chinese-language martial arts movies, starting with two films executive produced by Corey Yuen.

The Secret Life Of Pets

'Secret Life Of Pets' records UK hat-trick as 'Sultan' grabs Bollywood record

11-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ The Legend Of Tarzan is the week’s highest new entry with $4.57m (£3.55m) from its 507 sites.

Aida’s Secrets

Music Box acquires 'Aida’s Secrets'

11-Jul-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from The Film Sales Company to the Tel Aviv Docaviv audience award winner by directors Alon Schwarz and Shaul Schwarz.

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RiverRun appoints new executive director

11-Jul-2016 | By

In the wake of the departure of Andrew Rodgers, the RiverRun International Film Festival has unveiled its new leader following a nationwide search.

Soul On A String

Asian Shadows picks up Soul On A String

11-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to Zhang Yang’s award-winning drama Soul On A String.

Asfur

Jerusalem: 'Ptzuim BaRosh' stars to hit big screen with 'Maktub'

11-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Hanan Savyon and Guy Amir are best known for creating and starring in Israeli TV shows Asfur [pictured] and Ptzuim BaRosh.

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Heymann brothers plot Dov Khenin doc

11-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The fraternal directors are also working on a documentary about porn star Jonathan Agassi.

Abulele

Israeli film 'Abulele' in line for US remake

11-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Family film has clocked up 150,000 admissions in Israel.

Ram Loevy

Laila readies Ram Loevy’s 'Dead Of Jaffa'

11-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The film follows three Palestinian brothers who are smuggled into Israel from the West Bank.

Jerusalem VR

Virtual reality lands at Jerusalem fest

11-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

The festival is showcasing virtual reality for the first time, including the first raft of Israeli VR projects.

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Jerusalem: Whit Stillman updates on Amazon TV series

11-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Stillman is writing six more The Cosmopolitans episodes, but is making changes from the pilot.

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'The Secret Life Of Pets' rules North America on $104.4m

11-Jul-2016 | By

JULY 11 UPDATE: The latest release from Universal / Illumination Entertainment bolstered the stealthy muscularity of summer box office with the biggest launch for an original animation property in North America.

Hunt For The Wilderpeople

'Hunt For The Wilderpeople' wins at Galway Film Fleadh

11-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners include A Date For Mad Mary from Room producer Ed Guiney.

Its Not The Time Of My Life

'It's Not The Time Of My Life' triumphs at Karlovy Vary

10-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Hungarian drama won best film and best actor, while Czech features also saw success.

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Quentin Tarantino thrills Jerusalem festival audience

10-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Tarantino revealed the best character he’s ever written and discussed retiring after 10 movies.

Yehonatan Indursky

Beta Cinema boards Israeli drama 'Before Memory'

10-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Film marks debut feature of Yehonatan Indursky, director of award-winning short The Cantor And The Sea.

Avanti Popolo

Jerusalem: Restored classic 'Avanti Popolo' gets new lease of life

10-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Film is considered one of the most important in Israel’s cinematic history.

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Ruman casts Friedman and Belkin for 'Golden Voices'

10-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Evgeny Ruman’s upcoming feature follows two Soviet Union dubbing artists in 1990s Israel.

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Sony Classics, Cornerstone chiefs talk industry challenges at Jerusalem

10-Jul-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Dylan Leiner, Alison Thompson discussed the distribution, VOD and the future of cinema culture during a festival panel.

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Alamork Marsha heads to Ethiopia for 'Fig Tree' shoot

10-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Project clinched top prize at Sam Spiegel International Film Lab in 2014.

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Jerusalem: Rozenkier, Tobal clinch top Sam Spiegel prizes

9-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

A total of 11 projects were presented at the closing pitching event of fifth edition.

Alicia Vikander

US briefs: 'Tomb Raider' reboot set for March 2018

9-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

Plus: Sutherland closing in on Flatliners; China gets Dolby Cinema first; and more…

The Young Pope

Paolo Sorrentino’s 'Young Pope' to bow at Venice Film Festival

9-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jude Law stars in the eight-episode HBO, Sky and Canal Plus series.

Snowden

Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' to get European premiere at San Sebastian

8-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

US director to attend festival, where whistleblower feature will play out of competition.

Keren Yedaya

Keren Yedaya to revive Israeli anti-war musical 'Mami'

8-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Production to start rolling in November.

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Eran Kolirin to adapt Kashua’s 'Let It Be Morning'

8-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Director of The Band’s Visit to explore dilemma of being a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship.

Desert

'Iron Sky' producer, UK outfit join creature feature 'It Came From The Desert'

8-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Producers join Marko Mäkilaakso’s pulpy monster movie based on the 80’s video game; Raven Banner sells.

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Jerusalem Film Festival gets off to noisy start

8-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Controversial culture minister announces new film fund aimed at boosting southern Israel.

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Paz brothers reveal 'Jeruzalem 2' details

8-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Horror sequel will be set 10 years after the events of the first film and will not be found-footage.

Lior Elefant

Israel film industry faces diversity challenge

8-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Only 10% of working film directors are women, but one lobbying organisation is fighting for change.

Brother

Canadian director-producer launches UK film fund

8-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Alchemy Fund aimed at supporting films in the £1m-£10m range.

Venice

Robert Guédiguian, Kim Rossi Stuart to head Venice juries

8-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Venice appoints additional jury presidents; Sam Mendes already on board as competition jury president.

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Sundance Institute launches Mediterranean workshop

8-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Institute has joined forces with Greece’s Faliro House on an event for emerging screenwriters from Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Cyprus.

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Edinburgh studio decision expected in August

8-Jul-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Pentland Studio project hopes to move ahead with its film and TV studio development outside Edinburgh, pending a greenlight from government.

Bella Thorne

US briefs: Bella Thorne joins Gold Circle's 'Break My Heart'

8-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

Plus: cast confirmed for Haley’s The Hero; CaribbeanTales festival line-up; and more…

Carol

HanWay MD Thorsten Schumacher to step down

7-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Schumacher to step down after 13 years at UK sales outfit.

Phoebe Fox

Phoebe Fox joins Sam Rockwell in 'Blue Iguana'

7-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Woman In Black 2 star joins comedy, which is set to shoot this month.

Miss Hokusai

'Miss Hokusai' to GKIDS for North America

7-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The New York distributor has bought North American rights to Keiichi Hara’s award-winning animated coming-of-age tale.

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Well Go sets 'Mine' for US and Canada

7-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Safran Company military thriller starring Armie Hammer will get an autumn North American release.

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Alchemy files for bankruptcy

7-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The US theatrical distributor, with creditors in the US and Europe, will “pursue an orderly liquidation.”

Brexit

UK culture organisations to examine EU referendum outcome

7-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Creative Industries Council working group to examine the EU referendum outcome on the creative sectors.

The Legend of Tarzan

'Tarzan' expands, 'Mike and Dave' goes international

7-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

INT’L WEEKEND PREVIEW: The Legend of Tarzan muscles into three more major international markets this weekend, while Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates makes its international debut.

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Justin Timberlake joins Woody Allen cast

7-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

Juno Temple and James Belushi also confirmed for the cast of Woody Allen’s next feature.

Detour

Chris Smith and 'Detour' producer Julie Baines team on 'The Undertaker'

7-Jul-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Team behind Triangle and Detour working on thriller; Dan Films slate includes $2-20m projects.

Realive

Mateo Gil's festival-bound sci-fi 'Realive' secures sales deal

7-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: SC Films boards sci-fi starring Tom Hughes and Oona Chaplin.

Julieta

Jerusalem Film Festival directors talk 2016 programme

7-Jul-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Festival set to open tonight with a screening of Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta [pictured].

Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino touches down at Jerusalem fest

7-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

The director is at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival to accompany a screening of Pulp Fiction.

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Ymagis launches mastering technology

7-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Ymagis unveiled its feature film mastering and screening technology EclairColor for cinemas at the recent CineEurope convention.

SEAFIC

SEAFIC script lab teams with France’s Produire au Sud

7-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Selection committee also announced for Southeast Asian projects lab.

Fight Valley

'Fight Valley' scores international deals

6-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has sold the MMA action thriller to the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia and other markets.

Alicia Vikander

'Tulip Fever' US release pushed to next year

6-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Alicia Vikander period drama, which was to have opened in the US later this month, has been rescheduled for next February.

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'Truman' sells to FilmRise for US

6-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Spanish-Argentine comedy and multiple Goya winner is set for US theatrical release through New York independent FilmRise.

Tangerines

'Tangerines' director reveals details of follow-up 'The Monk'

6-Jul-2016 | By Laurence Boyce

EXCLUSIVE: Zaza Urushadze filming first feature since Oscar-nominated drama.

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Studio Hamburg launches UK arm with former BFI executive

6-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK film and TV outfit to be led by Vivien Muller-Rommel.

Jodie Whittaker and Rachel Tunnard at East End Film Festival

Female directors sweep East End fest awards

6-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Hellboy actor Ron Perlman and Suffragette director Sarah Gavron among jury to select winning features.

Requiem for Mrs J

Serbian comedy wins Karlovy Vary Works in Progress prize

6-Jul-2016 | By Laurence Boyce

Serbia-Bulgaria-Macedonia co-pro wins takes prize.

Blood Father

Sam Raimi, Mel Gibson, Pascal Chaumeil titles head to Fantasia

6-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Don’t Breathe and Blood Father to close genre fest; world premiere of the late Pascal Chaumeil’s last film; Brandon Cronenberg project in works-in-progress strand; genre VR panel set.

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iFeatures unveils 2016 projects

6-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Three films from 12 teams will be greenlit for production.

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Sundance Next Fest unveils line-up

6-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Los Angeles event will include six features from this year’s Sundance festival and a showcase of comedy shorts.

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Raging Bull's Michael Chapman to receive Camerimage honour

6-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

DoP behind Taxi Driver, The Lost Boys and Michael Jackson’s Bad to receive lifetime award.

Gomorrah

'Gomorra' producer Cattleya adds international executive

6-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Former Cinecittà exec Cristina Giubbetti to lead department aimed at luring foreign productions to Italy.

The Birth of a Nation

'The Birth Of A Nation' UK release date set

6-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

US slave uprising drama to be released in the middle of awards season; new trailer released.

Oscars

Oscar submission deadlines released

6-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed submission deadlines in a number of categories – including foreign language film - for this year’s Oscars.

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SOFA takes on eight participants for fourth edition

6-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Names and projects announced at Karlovy Vary.

CTBF launches comedy writing award with Big Talk, LOCO

6-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme launched in honour of the Doctor and Carry On series.

Time of their lives

Joan Collins-Pauline Collins comedy underway in France

5-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Filming has commenced on The Time Of Their Lives, also starring Franco Nero and Joely Richardson; Sir Tim Rice to oversee the soundtrack.

Dancer

Dogwoof takes Sergei Polunin doc 'Dancer' for UK

5-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sergei Polunin ballet dancer doc is directed by Oscar-nominated Steven Cantor.

Matthew Shreder

Concourse in funding deal with Productivity Media

5-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Little Hours kicks off deal between Concourse Media and Productivity to fund between eight and 12 features.

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Abbas Kiarostami dies aged 76

5-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Palme d’Or-winning director, icon of the Iranian New Wave, has died in Paris; Martin Scorsese praises “extraordinary body of work”.

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Metrodome to donate 'The Hard Stop' revenue to charity

5-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor to donate 20% of theatrical receipts for Mark Duggan documentary to UK charity.

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Studiocanal UK: 10 years in the making

5-Jul-2016 | By Matt Mueller

From Optimum Releasing to Paddington and Legend, Studiocanal is now the UK’s biggest indie producer-distributor. Screen speaks to CEO Danny Perkins.

Now You See Me 2

China box office: 'Now You See Me 2' holds weekly lead; 'Turtles 2' rules weekend

5-Jul-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Magical caper becomes Lionsgate’s biggest film ever in China.

All Opera

Rai inks opera deals in US, Europe and Asia

5-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Rai sells second opera season to distributors around the world.

The Chamber

Studiocanal acquires FrightFest pick 'The Chamber'

4-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Johannes Bah Kuhnke leads the underwater thriller about a special ops unit that travels to the bottom of the Yellow Sea.

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Creativity Media appoints Matthew Troughton as head of picture post-production

4-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: He joins the London post-house from Met Film Post.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' among Lux Film Prize finalists

4-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Audience winner also revealed in Karlovy Vary.

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'Secret Life Of Pets' retains UK lead as 'Ab Fab' dazzles

4-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie scores excellent non-final $5.4m (£4.03m) debut to chart second.

Independence Day: Resurgence

'Independence Day: Resurgence' retains overseas lead

4-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JULY 5 UPDATE: Ice Age: Collision Course posts $18.1m debut from seven markets; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel opens top in China.

Tarzan

'Tarzan' beats 'The Purge', 'The BFG' at US box office

4-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

UPDATE: Finding Dory stays top for a third weekend; Tarzan’s $38.5m beats out rival new releases The Purge: Election Year and The BFG.

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Munich Filmfest wrap: Florian Eichinger named best director

4-Jul-2016 | By

Eichinger’s Hands Of A Mother won three prizes at the German Cinema New Talent Awards.

Adam Deacon

Adam Deacon-starring 'To Dream' to open British Urban film fest

4-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

This year’s British Urban Film Festival will host the premiere of Nicole Albarelli’s debut feature.

Andrew Boswell

Twickenham Studios hires Andrew Boswell as commercial director

4-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Boswell joins from post-production house Lip Sync.

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

MK2 Films boards Haroun’s 'A Season In France' starring Sandrine Bonnaire

4-Jul-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Eriq Ebouaney and Sandrine Bonnaire to co-star in asylum seeker love story.

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Michael Cimino dies at 77

3-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Oscar-winning writer-director was widely acclaimed for The Deer Hunter but fell from grace with Heaven’s Gate.

Jamie Dornan and Sean Ellis at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Jamie Dornan, Willem Dafoe open 51st Karlovy Vary

1-Jul-2016 | By Michael Rosser

War thriller Anthropoid opens film festival in Czech Republic.

Ice Age: Collision Course

'Ice Age,' 'Tarzan' and 'BFG' make international debuts

1-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW: The fifth Ice Age film, a new take on Tarzan and Steven Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation are among this weekend’s international entrants.

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FrightFest unveils 2016 line-up

1-Jul-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

London-based genre festival to feature 19 world premieres and 35 UK & European premieres.

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Studiocanal swoops on Lynne Ramsay-Joaquin Phoenix thriller

1-Jul-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Hot Cannes package You Were Never Really Here has secured a UK deal; shoot due to get underway late summer.

Kingsman

'Kingsman', 'Spectre' top 2015 BBFC complaints

1-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Family animation Minions also received double digit complaints from members of the public.

They Call Me Jeeg

Rai Com sells 'They Call Me Jeeg' to US, Europe

1-Jul-2016 | By Tom Grater

Gabriele Mainetti’s fantasy superhero film won seven Italian film awards earlier this year.

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US Briefs: Academy sets more Oscar dates

1-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

Plus: Sing Street re-released in US; Interview with God wraps; and more…

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'Landfill Harmonic' set for multi-platform US launch

1-Jul-2016 | By John Hazelton

The award-winning documentary about a Paraguayan youth musical group will go theatrical in September, with VOD, DVD and TV launches to follow.

'Ab Fab' beats 'Independence Day' sequel in UK buzz chart

1-Jul-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

British comedy also topped US buddy comedy Central Intelligence and animation The Secret Life of Pets.

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Lionsgate clinches $4.4bn Starz deal

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The US mini-major has signed a long-anticipated deal to acquire premium cable network operator Starz, agreeing to pay $4.4bn in cash and stock.

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'Wreck-It Ralph' sequel in development at Disney

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The studio has confirmed plans for a follow-up to its 2012 animated hit, with a March 2018 release date booked.

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Oscilloscope takes on 'Contemporary Color'

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The New York-based distributor has bought North American rights to the ‘colour guard’ performance documentary produced by musician David Byrne.

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New Line's 'Annabelle 2' starts shooting

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The sequel to 2014 horror hit Annabelle has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, with David F Sandberg directing.

Europe

Creative Europe launches $135m guarantee facility

30-Jun-2016 | By

Initiative will support 10,000 creative sector SMEs.

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Paris-based Premium Films bats for 'Thick Lashes'

30-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Hannaleena Hauru’s debut feature is produced by company behind Cannes Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki.

Pema Tseden

Tibetan filmmaker hospitalised during police detention

30-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The Chinese Film Directors Guild has issued a statement demanding an explanation after Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden was hospitalised during a period of detention by Chinese police. 

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AMPAS calls on diverse new members group

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The US Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”

Finding Dory

US Briefs: 'Finding Dory' passes $300m in record time

30-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Plus: MGM secures new $1bn credit facility; Digimon Adventure gets US release; and more…

Bong Joon-ho

Netflix seeking global audience for Korean originals

30-Jun-2016 | By

Netflix is aiming to find an international audience for its Korean-language productions, as well as Bong Joon Ho’s multilingual Okja, according to David Lee, Netflix vice president, international originals.

Could the UK rejoin Eurimages following Brexit?

30-Jun-2016 | By

Eurimages executive director Roberto Olla reiterates that the door remains open.

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Karlovy Vary to close with 'Café Society', honour Jean Reno

29-Jun-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Guests at this year’s event will include Joshua Marston and actor Michael Shannon who will present new mystery-drama Complete Unknown.

600 Miles

Miranda's Fênix open for business in Brazil

29-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: The new Brazilian art cinema distributor has unveiled a slate including films from Marco Bellocchio, Amos Gitai and Gabriel Ripstein.

The Mimosas

Cannes winner 'Mimosas' gets US deal

29-Jun-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Fledgling NY outfit Grasshopper Film has taken rights to Oliver Laxe’s Morocco-set Western.

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Film Fest Gent reveals Nordic, Japanese programmes

29-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Confirmed titles include Måns Månsson’s Yarden [pictured] and Eiji Uchida’s Lowlife Love.

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NFTS launches trio of initiatives to support women directors

29-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

A mentorship programme and paid internships are being introduced in a bid to help boost the number of female directors in the industry.

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Francis Ford Coppola to receive Stockholm fest honour

29-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Godfather director will be presented with the event’s lifetime achievement award.

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Brittania Award for Jackson

28-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

BAFTA LA is to present Samuel L Jackson with this year’s Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.

Barkhad Abdi

Abdi set for 'Blade Runner' sequel

28-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The BAFTA-winner boards Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up, joining a cast that already includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright.

Now You See Me 2

China box office: 'Now You See Me 2' beats 'Independence Day'

28-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Lionsgate had its biggest opening in China with Now You See Me 2 on $43.64m from its first three days

The Carer

Cinefile takes UK rights to Brian Cox drama 'The Carer'

28-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

EXCLUSIVE: Edinburgh-based Cinefile has taken UK and Irish rights to Brian Cox-starring The Carer from sales company Yellow Affair.

Nate Parker

Parker to get Sundance Vanguard award

28-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Nate Parker, director of The Birth of a Nation, will get this year’s Sundance Institute award, which brings a cash prize and industry mentorship.

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Dardenne brothers re-edit Cannes drama 'The Unknown Girl'

28-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Final version of Cannes Competition title is now seven minutes shorter following critics response.

Dallas Buyers Club

'Team Joy' kicks off for Truth

28-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Dallas Buyers Club producer Truth Entertainment and writer-director Joe Tripician are starting work on a new project about father-daughter grifters.

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Arbouet to direct big screen Benjamin Dove

28-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Fair Market Value filmmaker will steer Fulton Street Entertainment’s adaptation of the coming-of-age novel.

Piers Wenger appointed BBC head of drama

28-Jun-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger has been appointed BBC director of drama commissioning after four years at the ad-supported broadcaster.

Shovel Buddies

Awesomeness buys YA novel rights

28-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness Films has acquired film rights to the debut novel by Australian author Krystal Sutherland.

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Picturehouse to release Zola Budd-Mary Decker doc 'The Fall'

28-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Daniel Gordon directs the story of the controversial race between Zola Budd and Mary Decker at 1984 Olympics.

Mads Brugger

Nordisk Fond gives largest doc grant to Brugger's 'Hammerskjold'

28-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Fond also backs two TV serires and Lisa Langseth’s new feature.

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Lionsgate, Idris Elba's Green Door partner on TV writing competition

28-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Lionsgate UK is partnering with Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures to launch a writing competition for UK residents who want to write a TV drama series.

Spectre

MGM, Fox renew worldwide video deal

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Fox will handle DVD and VOD marketing and distribution for MGM’s film and TV product until June 2020.

Blinky Bill - The Movie

Shout takes 'Blinky Bill' for North America

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Shout! Factory has acquired a package of rights to the Australian animated feature and plans a multi-platform release.

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US Briefs: Cinema Guild turns on 'The Wrong Light' for US

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Plus: Straight Up buys Man’s Search for Meaning rights; and more…

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Kosovo short wins top Palm Springs award

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Short films from Kosovo, France, the US and Switzerland are among the winners at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.

BFI launches public consultation for next five-year plan

27-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Public consultation open for industry and audiences; nine roadshow events planned.

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SK Global, Korea's CJ team on 'Super Fan'

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The US and Korean companies will co-finance and co-produce the feature about a Korean follower of a US baseball team.

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Vanessa Redgrave joins 'Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool'

27-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

The BAFTA fellowship winner comes on board as the IM Global-backed project starts its shoot in Liverpool.

Michael Haneke’s Calais-set 'Happy End' secures deals as shoot begins

27-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Les Films du Losange secures key deals; Matthieu Kassovitz joins cast also featuring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert.

BBC Films Award

BBC reveals first Screenplay Award winners

27-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Playwright Charlotte Josephine has won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, bestowed by BBC Films and BBC Writersroom.

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Jamie Vardy biopic to be produced by 'The King's Speech' outfit Bedlam

27-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Bedlam joins Knightsbridge Films to produce biopic of Leicester City and England footballer.

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Brexit: DCMS comments, shadow culture secretary resigns as uncertainty reigns

27-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

ITV, Sky take stock market hit as uncertainty looks set to continue for film and TV industries following last week’s EU referendum vote.

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'The Secret Life Of Pets' tops UK box office

27-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence has to settle for second with non-final $6.7m (£5.05m) debut from its 611 sites.

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Olga Kurylenko joins Antonio Banderas in Simon West’s 'Salty'

27-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot underway in Chile on crowd-funded action-comedy from Con Air director.

Toni Erdmann wins top prize in Brussels

27-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife wins best first film; audience award goes to Iciar Bollain’s The Olive Tree.

Network to handle Dogwoof, Peccadillo home ent sales

27-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Titles will include Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next.

Depth Two

Glavonic's Depth Two wins at Open City

27-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The London-based documentary festival gives its emerging talent prize to Algerian director Hassan Ferhani.

'Independence Day: Resurgence' lands with $100.2m overseas

27-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 27 UPDATE: Now You See Me 2 records Lionsgate’s biggest-ever opening in China with $44.4m.

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'Independence Day' sequel takes $41m in North America

26-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

UPDATED: Fox’s action sci-fi sequel fell short in its domestic debut, thanks to a big second weekend hold by Pixar’s Finding Dory and a strong start for Sony’s The Shallows.

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Emmerich set for 'Moonfall'

25-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

German director Emmerich sells script to Universal and is set to direct the sci-fi story.

US briefs: 'Full Metal' writer Michael Herr dies at 76

25-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Plus: Dirty 30 gets US release; The Sound of Things to premiere in Moscow.

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Brexit: UK and European industry react

24-Jun-2016 | By

UPDATES: BFI & BFC COMMENTS. There has been a shocked and dismayed response to the news of Brexit in almost every sector of the British film industry; responses in Europe have also been extremely downbeat.

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Legendary gets Lawrence's 'Bad Blood'

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Legendary Pictures has won a bidding war for a high finance tale with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star and Adam McKay set to write and direct.

Michael Sheen

Sheen to direct 'Green River Killer' for QC

24-Jun-2016 | By John Hazelton

Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script

Brexit

EU referendum result "devastating" for UK film and TV

24-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

As the UK votes decisively to leave the European Union, the film and TV sectors are in limbo.

Pikadero

Edinburgh: 'Pikadero' and 'Suntan' take top prizes

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Exodus

Documentary commissioners look for heroes and hope in migrant crisis

24-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc festival and market previewed Canal+ and BBC’s migrant documentary Exodus.

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Brexit: what happens next?

24-Jun-2016 | By Olswang LLP

International law firm Olswang details the potential fallout concerning free movement of crew, film distribution, copyright and soft money.

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North American Briefs: Hot Docs launches Ted Rogers Fund

24-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: AwesomenessTV begins ‘Straight Outta Oz’ shoot; and more…

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Nordic Talents pitch selects 15

24-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Nordisk Film & TV Fond has unveiled the list of Nordic graduation students and their projects running for the $30,000 (NOK250,000) pitch prize and $6,000 (NOK 50,000) special mention prize at Nordic Talents (Aug 31-Sept 2).

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Wakeling’s 'Ghosts in the Machine' awarded at Sunny Side of the Doc

24-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Industry event unfolding in French port town of La Rochelle unveils project awards, sets Asian Side of the Doc dates.

Birmingham Crown Court

Four men sentenced to total of 29 years in UK film fraud case

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Keith Hayley, Robert Bevan  and Charles Savill sentenced to nine years in prison; Norman Leighton gets two years suspended sentence.

Ingmar Bergman

Sweden plans six shorts inspired by Bergman

24-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Experienced directors invited to apply for Bergman Revisited, with shorts unveiled during his centenary year of 2018.

Phil Davis

Phil Davis joins Fusion Media Sales

24-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Murray Dibbs departs as managing director after eight years at the company.

Kim Dong-ho

Kim Dong-ho issues apology and promise for Busan future

23-Jun-2016 | By

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) chairman Kim Dong-ho has made a public apology and vowed to have BIFF’s articles of association changed by the end of July so that local filmmakers can call off their boycott.

'Independence Day: Resurgence', 'Finding Dory' in showdown

23-Jun-2016 | By

Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.

Sand Storm

Kino Lorber acquires 'Sand Storm'

23-Jun-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Beta Cinema to Israeli film-maker Elite Zexer’s directorial debut and Sundance selection.

Viernheim

Reports: German cinema gunman killed by police

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

According to German media outlets, a masked man is dead after opening fire at a cinema complex in Viernheim, near Mannheim, in western Germany.

Early Man

Aardman talks next film 'Early Man', a new TV series and VR

23-Jun-2016 | By

Aardman talked to Screen in Annecy about future projects - including the Eddie Redmayne-voiced Early Man - BFI support and learning curves.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis to appear in 'Don't Talk To Irene'

23-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Toronto-based Edyson Entertainment is set to begin production on the body-positive comedy in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Jordan McGarry

Film London appoints Vimeo's Jordan McGarry to production role

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

Jordan McGarry joins Film London as head of talent development and production, taking over from Deborah Sathe.

Das Boot -- The Series

Bavaria, Sky team for $28m 'Das Boot' TV series

23-Jun-2016 | By Screen staff

The $28.5m eight-part series will serve as a sequel to the 1981 hit film.

Elaine Feng

Warner Bros' Flagship Pictures China appoints Elaine Feng

23-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Beijing-based company is joint-venture between CMC Holdings and Warner Bros.

Dolby Cinema's launch in Dalian

First Dolby Cinema sites open in Asia

23-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Dolby Laboratories has announced its first Dolby theatres in Asia at Wanda Cinema Line sites in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing and Jinan.

Keeper of Lost Causes

Nordisk takes over rights to 'Department Q' novels

23-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Nordisk takes reins on Department Q novel adaptations following Zentropa hits.

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German-Chinese alliance on $20m fantasy-adventure 'Fox Mission'

23-Jun-2016 | By

Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based Syrreal Entertainment enters agreement with Jiabo Culture.

Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten, Ralph Ineson join 'Category 5'

22-Jun-2016 | By

Foresight Unlimited’s action thriller has taken a big step forward as the company announced that the trio have joined previously cast lead Toby Kebbell.

Kate Bosworth

Weinsteins acquire US TV rights to 'SS-GB'

22-Jun-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired US television rights to UK-based Sid Gentle Films’ upcoming alternate history thriller to star Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth.

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Voltage Pictures boards 'The Hatton Garden Job'

22-Jun-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based company will handle international sales on the thriller starring Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson depicting the infamous London jewellery heist in 2015.

Lazer Team

US Briefs: FilmBuff strikes international deals on 'Lazer Team'

22-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Aaron Sorkin to give online screenwriting lessons on MasterClass; and more…

David Puttnam

EU Referendum: Heavyweight film and TV figures back Remain vote

22-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Peter White, Broadcast

Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.

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Terrence Malick lines up WWII feature 'Radegund'

22-Jun-2016 | By

New Roy Andersson feature About Endlessness also gets backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

Will Weissman

Will Weissman joins VMI Worldwide / Vision Music

22-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The executive arrives from Lightning Entertainment as director of acquisitions and marketing.

Telefilm Canada in Oscar submission call

22-Jun-2016 | By

The film body has advised producers they have until July 15 to submit their films to represent Canada in the upcoming foreign language Oscar race.

Sons Of Ben

Gravitas plots 'Sons Of Ben' football doc release

22-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has taken on director Jeffrey Bell and producer Mike Dieffenbach’s MLS football documentary.

China box office: 'Warcraft' hits $200m as 'Finding Dory' opens second

22-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warcraft continued to reign supreme at the Chinese box office, taking $48.19m in the week of Jun 13 -19.

Kids

Raising Films survey spotlights challenges of parenting in film business

22-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

A new UK survey proves what many people already know anecdotally, that it’s a challenge being a parent and working in the film and TV industries.

El Clasico

LevelK snaps up Tribeca winner 'El Clásico'

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Drama centres on two little people from a town in Kurdish Iraq who risk their lives to deliver shoes to Cristiano Ronaldo.

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks to receive Rome fest honour

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winner Meryl Streep to also attend this year’s festival.

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling joins Alicia Vikander in 'Euphoria'

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Drama marks the first project from Vikander’s outfit, Vikarious Productions.

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Trans Atlantic Partners reveals 2016 line-up  

22-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Alumni on film and TV programme include producers of The Lunchbox, Bullhead and The Book Of Negroes.

IMAX

IMAX, Cineworld sign five-theatre agreement

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Theatres to be added across UK and other European markets.

Sir David Attenborough

Sheffield Doc/Fest reports record figures; reveals 2017 dates

22-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival attended by Sir David Attenborough, Michael Moore and Tilda Swinton among others.

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BIFAN genre fest appoints chair, reveals line-up

22-Jun-2016 | By

Captain Fantastic to open festival in South Korea.

Will Palmer

Study – Millennials care about cinema

21-Jun-2016 | By

A white paper by data analytics specialist Movio claims to have turned on its head the widely held belief that the world’s largest living generation is less interested in film-going than previous generations.

John Boyega

John Boyega joins ‘Untitled Detroit Project’

21-Jun-2016 | By

The in-demand British star has signed on to Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama backed by Annapurna Pictures.

Jamie Dornan

Netflix's Jamie Dornan war-drama 'Jadotville' to screen at Galway

21-Jun-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

Festival guests will include director Jim Sheridan and actress Ruth Negga.

A United Kingdom

Amma Asante’s 'A United Kingdom' to open BFI London Film Festival

21-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike to receive European premiere at LFF.

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Beta reunites with Oscar-winner von Donnersmarck

21-Jun-2016 | By

Shoot is underway in Berlin on The Lives Of Others director’s third film.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary unveils industry line-up, projects

21-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Amazon Studios’ Ted Hope to reveal “vision for film”; works in progress winner to receive new award worth more than $100,000.

Ghostbusters

Americas Briefs: Ischia Global Film and Music Festival to screen 'Ghostbusters'

21-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: Production wraps in Canada on ‘The Stakelander’; and more…

MPAA boss rails against Digital Single Market plans

21-Jun-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Motion Picture Association of America chairman-chief excecutive Christopher Dodd confirms opposition to Digital Single Market proposals in CineEurope keynote address.

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe, Charlie Kaufman to receive Karlovy Vary honours

21-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Festival reveals guests headed to Karlovy Vary next month.

Netflix

Netflix dates 'XOXO' rave film

21-Jun-2016 | By

The original ensemble comedy about a group of 20-somethings on a crazy adventure to the biggest EDM festival in America will debut on August 26.

Moon Dogs

Edinburgh interview: 'Moon Dogs'

21-Jun-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Screen spoke to the first-time feature producer of well-received Edinburgh title Moon Dogs, backed by Welsh, Irish and Scottish film bodies.

Stephon Marbury

SK Global, Hairun back Stephon Marbury film

20-Jun-2016 | By

The joint venture between Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Ivanhoe Pictures launched last year to build a slate of local-language films across Asia has identified a Chinese-language project about the former NBA star.

Paddington

Studiocanal acquires Paddington Bear brand

20-Jun-2016 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Multi-million pound deal will see the company develop an animated TV series and more films.

Tree

'Rams' producers plant Sigurdsson’s 'Tree'

20-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales will sell the Iceland-Denmark-Poland co-production.

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Huanxi, MUBI cancel $50m China agreement

20-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Streaming service and media group agree to terminate lucrative joint venture.

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Edinburgh works in progress include Suzi Quatro doc, Christian McKay love story

20-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Projects involving Damian Jones and Versailles breakout star George Blagden also pitched at Edinburgh’s first works in progress event.

John Woo

John Woo’s 'Manhunt' starts shooting in Osaka

20-Jun-2016 | By

Production has started on John Woo’s highly-anticipated action thriller Manhunt, starring Zhang Hanyu and Masaharu Fukuyama, in Osaka, Japan.

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Sony Animation lines up 'Spider-Man', 'Hotel Transylvania 3'

20-Jun-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Animation on Monday afternoon unveiled a blockbuster film and television slate through 2018 that made no secret of the properties the studio values most highly.

Len Amato

NALIP Media Summit to kick off this week

20-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers will host its annual media summit from June 23-26 at the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood. 

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'The Conjuring 2' tops UK box office

20-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

James Wan horror lands top while Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets scores biggest ever Saturday/Sunday preview haul for an original animation.

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The Death Of Stalin

Armando Iannucci's 'The Death of Stalin' cast revealed as shoot begins

20-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Ensemble cast includes Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale and Paddy Considine.

Aquarius

'Aquarius' wins Sydney Film Prize

20-Jun-2016 | By Fiona Williams

Brazilian film debuted in Competiton at Cannes.

Martin Warner

Flix Premiere launches in US

20-Jun-2016 | By

British entrepreneur Martin Warner’s VOD service has crossed the Atlantic.

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Clio Barnard’s 'Dark River' underway

20-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean star in Yorkshire-set drama.

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Sarajevo CineLink 2016 selection revealed

20-Jun-2016 | By , Michael Rosser

Nine projects unveiled on top of six previously announced projects.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Alejandro Jodorowsky to receive Locarno honour

20-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cult filmmaker to appear in conversation at film festival.

Sidse Babett Knudsen

'Borgen' star joins 'The Eternal Road'

20-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Sidse Babett Knudsen joins cast of Finnish-Swedish-Estonian drama.

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'De Lan' wins best film at Shanghai film festival

20-Jun-2016 | By

Chinese director Liu Jie’s De Lan won best film at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival, while Vito Palmieri’s See You In Texas won the grand jury prize.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' swims to $50m overseas debut

20-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 20 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 crossed $100m overseas; Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft hits $200m in China.

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'Star Trek' actor Anton Yelchin's Jeep had been subject to recall

19-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 20 UPDATE: The model of Jeep that apparently crushed rising star Anton Yelchin in his driveway in the small hours of Sunday had been recalled.

Beijing

Ingenious forms $200m venture with China’s Hejing Culture

19-Jun-2016 | By

UK-based film financier Ingenious has formed a joint venture with China’s Hejing Culture to produce and co-finance a slate of independent films in a deal worth $200m.

Finding Dory

'Finding Dory' splashes into North America on record $135.1m

19-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 20 UPDATE: Pixar’s family sequel gave early summer box office the boost it needed and rewrote the animation record books, while Warcraft tumbled 70% in its second weekend.

Anil Kapoor

Lionsgate, Anil Kapoor plot 'Red' remake for India

17-Jun-2016 | By

The studio announced on Friday morning it is moving ahead with a Hindi-language version of the hit action comedy.

What 'Warcraft' in China could mean for Hollywood

17-Jun-2016 | By

The staggering contrast between Chinese and North American box office for Warcraft was according to one former studio executive a seismic event in the theatrical business that portends a fundamental shift in the Hollywood decision-making process.

Damien Chazelle’s 'La La Land' to open Venice Film Festival

17-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Festival director Alberto Barbara also signs deal to keep him at Venice until 2020.

My Fathers Dragon

'Secret Of Kells' duo, Mockingbird to tackle 'My Father's Dragon'

17-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Directors Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey to re-team on children’s story; The Song Of The Sea secures China deal.

Mrs Brown

Judi Dench to reprise Queen Victoria role in Stephen Frears' 'Victoria and Abdul'

17-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Working Title Films to make Victoria and Abdul; Focus Features, Universal to distribute.

Robot Chicken

Seth Green's Stupid Buddy Studios preps movie push

17-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Irreverent Burbank-based animation company behind TV series Robot Chicken is set to push into features.

Annecy

Guillermo Del Toro and Jeffrey Katzenberg talk animation in Annecy

17-Jun-2016 | By

Netflix and DreamWorks have 16 TV series in development, says DreamWorks CEO.

Swiss Army Man

Front Row unveils Cannes acquisitions for Middle East

17-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Leading pan-Arab distributor adds 24 titles to slate.

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Orlando Bloom partners with China’s Bliss Media

17-Jun-2016 | By

Actor Orlando Bloom is partnering with China’s Bliss Media to form a joint production company, BlissBloom Productions, and will star in the venture’s first production S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire & Earth.

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Stacey Snider to head Fox film

16-Jun-2016 | By

The executive will assume the role of chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film after current incumbent Jim Gianopulos steps down on June 30, 2017.

'David Brent: Life On The Road' lands at Netflix

16-Jun-2016 | By

The streaming platform has acquired US and select international rights to Ricky Gervais’ upcoming film excluding the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

Volker Schlöndorff

Volker Schlöndorff named 2016 Telluride guest director

16-Jun-2016 | By

The German Palme d’or-winning director will select a series of films at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival, set to run from September 2-5 in Colorado.

Ricardo Darín

Ricardo Darín in Premios Platino honour

16-Jun-2016 | By

The Argentinian star will collect the lifetime achievement award during the third annual awards gala at the Punta del Este Conventions Centre in Uruguay on July 24.

WIcked

US Briefs: Universal Pictures dates 'Wicked'

16-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: American Cinema Editors sets awards show date; and more…

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Menemsha’s 'Dough' hits $1m milestone

16-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The feel-good hit starring Jonathan Pryce, Pauline Collins and Jerome Holder struck a blow for the limited distribution space as it crossed the threshold in North America on June 14.

Golden Globes

HFPA sets timetable for 74th Golden Globes

16-Jun-2016 | By

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce its nominations on December 12.

Flann O'Brien

Sarah Curtis, Michael Garland team on Flann O'Brien adaptation

16-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The Awakening producer boards dark comedy adapted by the late Johnny Ferguson.

Buttercup Bill

Catalyst exec joins Sadie Frost-Emma Comley’s Blonde To Black Pictures

16-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Catalyst and Matador exec joins as company secures US deal.

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Michael Uslan partners with Korea's Signal

16-Jun-2016 | By

KOSDAQ-listed Signal Entertainment Group is partnering with Batman franchise executive producer Michael Uslan to produce global content, including Asia-themed superhero and animation films.

Kevin Smith

Fantasia to host Kevin Smith, Marilyn Manson, Shinsuke Sato

16-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Montreal genre showcase to open with drama King Dave and John Stockwell’s Kickboxer: Vengeance.

Swiss Army Man

Neuchatel fest unveils line-up

16-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe, to receive European premiere at genre film festival.

Jackie Chan

VRPA, Heyi join forces for Jackie Chan thriller

16-Jun-2016 | By

Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (VRPA) is teaming with Heyi Pictures to co-finance and co-produce sci-fi thriller Bleeding Steel, starring Jackie Chan.

Assassins Creed

VFX firm Cinesite talks animation push at Annecy

16-Jun-2016 | By

With special effects credits including Harry Potter, X-Men and Assassin’s Creed, the firm is now pushing into animation production.

Tom Of Finland

Finnish producers talk buzz titles including "'Mad Max' on ice" and 'Tom Of Finland'

16-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell talks to four Finish producers headed to Edinburgh, which is hosting a territory focus on the Scandinavian territory this year.

Loving Vincent

CMG adds 'Loving Vincent' sales in Cannes

15-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has reported robust sales on the Croisette led by its hotly anticipated ‘painted animation’ starring Saoirse Ronan.

Bob Iger

Disney chief on ‘devastating’ resort alligator attack

15-Jun-2016 | By

Bob Iger on Wednesday issued a statement after law enforcement officers in Florida confirmed the two-year-old snatched by an alligator at a Disney resort on Tuesday night had been found dead.

Cameraperson

'Cameraperson' wins top prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest

15-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival announces winners.

In Pursuit Of Silence

Cinema Guild acquires 'In Pursuit Of Silence'

15-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

The distributor has acquired all US rights to Patrick Shen’s documentary following its screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Len Rowles

'Brooklyn' producer Wildgaze appoints head of film and TV development

15-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Pathé executive Len Rowles joins Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey’s Wildgaze Films.

The Wailing

Finecut inks key deals on Cannes horror-thriller 'The Wailing'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Na Hong Jin’s horror-thriller has sold to a host of territories including Japan, Italy and Spain.

Kristin Scott Thomas Timothy Spall Cillian Murphy

Kristin Scott Thomas, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall join Sally Potter's 'The Party'

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Shoot has begun on comedy The Party with Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson also among the ensemble cast.

Rise of the Footsoldier

Signature, Carnaby team on 'Footsoldier' prequel, 'Krays' feature

15-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK duo partner on sequels following lucrative home entertainment bows.

Romilly Bowlby

DDA launches personal representation division

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Former Premier Comms exec Romilly Bowlby will head up the new venture, which will focus on individual talent.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

Sky Movies rebrands as Sky Cinema

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Sky Cinema will offer one movie premiere per day, an expanded library and improved HD.

Ernest & Celestine

From film to TV series: Annecy spotlights 'Ernest & Celestine'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Producer Didier Brunner talks updating the Oscar-nominated animation into a TV series backed by Canal+ and France Television.

Sheffield DocFest

Doc/Fest launches training programme to grow emerging talent

15-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Doc/Next will help upcoming filmmakers reach “the next rung”.

Minaret

"Challenge" to get ordinary Muslims on camera, says Doc/Fest panel

15-Jun-2016 | By Robin Parker, Broadcast

Media misrepresentation of Muslims, and fear of reproach from within their communities, are hindering depictions of the less “extreme” and pluralist aspects of Islam, according to leading filmmakers.

Port Talbot Steelworks

Vice orders Port Talbot documentary

15-Jun-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Film will focus on the troubled steel town in South Wales.

Sheffield DocFet theatrical documentary panel

Doc/Fest panel discuss getting films funded, distributed

15-Jun-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Simon Chinn (Man On Wire) joined by Dogwoof, Discovery and BBC execs.

Saoirse Ronan

Universal Music launches soundtrack venture, backs 'On Chesil Beach'

15-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Globe Soundtrack & Score will invest in soundtracks from early stages, recouping costs through the retention of rights.

The Devout

Marina Cordoni Entertainment boards 'The Devout'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Canadian film-maker Connor Gaston’s first feature recently garnered seven Leo Awards in Vancouver honouring the best in British Columbian film, TV and web content.

Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Michael Biehn

Blanc-Biehn Productions score trio of distribution deals

15-Jun-2016 | By

Founders Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Michael Biehn announced on Wednesday they have secured a deal for the Hidden In The Woods remake from Chilean genre specialist Patricio Valladares.

Guillermo del Toro

US Briefs: del Toro unveils casting on 'Trollhunters'

15-Jun-2016 | By

Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer and Ron Perlman have joined the family event series that DreamWorks Animation is producing for Netflix.

Chen Sijie and Gina Fegan

China-UK Film Fund pacts with SMG Pictures

14-Jun-2016 | By

The Zhongze China-UK Film Fund has signed a strategic partnership with SMG Pictures, which kicks off with London-set comedy Special Couple.

Whitney Houston

Miramax picks up rights to Whitney Houston doc

14-Jun-2016 | By

The company is reteaming with Roadside Attractions to handle the US theatrical release on Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming film.

net neutrality

IFTA chief lauds court ruling on net neutrality

14-Jun-2016 | By

Jean Prewitt, head of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), on Tuesday welcomed a move by the Court Of Appeals to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order.

Domnhall Gleeson Margot Robbie

Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie to star in A.A. Milne biopic

14-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cast rounds on director Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin, from Fox Searchlight, Damian Jones and Steve Christian.

Kills On Wheels 2

Pretty Pictures acquires comedy-thriller from 'Son Of Saul' producers

14-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: France deal for Hungarian comedy-thriller Kills On Wheels about a disabled gang.

Koen de Bouw The Prime Minister

Spain deal for kidnapping thriller 'The Prime Minister'

14-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked a Spanish deal on Erik Van Looy thriller.

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Number 9, RED team on TV version of Henry James’ 'Portrait Of A Lady'

14-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Carol producer Number 9 Films is making its first foray into TV.

Claire Denis

Denis, Brizé, Gatlif, Panh head to first Paris Virtual Film Festival

14-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French film industry to explore VR at first edition of public festival running June 17-18 at Paris’s Forum des Image.

Warcraft

'Warcraft' boosts China box office as records tumble

14-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warcraft sets record-breaking debut, while X-Men nears $100m.

Sir David Attenborough

David Attenborough: BBC has an “incomparable responsibility”

14-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Veteran broadcaster reflected on more than 60 years in television and the value of the BBC.

Kees Van Oostrum

US Briefs: ASC board votes for new president

14-Jun-2016 | By

The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers on Tuesday elected Kees Van Oostrum to lead the organisation.

Udta Punjab

Indian court overrules CBFC cuts to Udta Punjab

14-Jun-2016 | By

The Bombay High Court has overruled the cuts demanded by India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to upcoming Hindi thriller Udta Punjab, in a landmark ruling that will have a major impact on the state of film censorship in India.

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet

Event cinema in the spotlight at CineEurope

14-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The event cinema sector could be worth $1bn by 2020. ECA MD Melissa Cogavin talks to Screen about growth ahead of the European trade show.

Renny Harlin

Renny Harlin to direct Alibaba’s 'Legend Of The Ancient Sword'

13-Jun-2016 | By

Action director Renny Harlin is directing an adaptation of Chinese video game Legend Of The Ancient Sword for China’s Alibaba Pictures.

Fall

Breaking Glass Pictures acquires 'Fall'

13-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Philadelphia-based distributor has picked up all US rights to Terrance Odette’s Catholic priest drama.

Charlotte

'Charlotte' producers head to Annecy

13-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Bibo Bergeron will direct the animated feature and will join producer Julia Rosenberg at the MIFA market at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival to scout for co-production partners.

Jonas Fors

CEO Jonas Fors ousted from SF Studios 

13-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The news follows Swedish media allegations of misuse of funds and an inappropriate company culture.

Michel Hazanavicius

Dakota Johnson, Michel Hazanavicius titles head to Italy

13-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Rome-based distributor Cinema pre-bought six new titles at Cannes.

Me Before You

'Me Before You' defies Euro 2016 to top UK box office

13-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ adaptation falls only 20% as it climbs up two places to dethrone Universal’s Warcraft at number one.

Ang Lee

Ang Lee warns Chinese filmmakers to slow down

13-Jun-2016 | By

The Life Of Pi director was speaking during the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Afronauts

Paris Co-pro Village buzz titles include 'Afronauts', 'Dark Lies The Island'

13-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

A slate of 12 upcoming features seeking French and European co-producers and sales representation were presented at the event running within the Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Paris. 

BIFAs Agyness Deyn

BIFAs introduce new categories

13-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Additions to recognise emerging screenwriting and producer talent.

Don't Worry Baby

US Briefs: FilmBuff snaps up 'Don’t Worry Baby'

13-Jun-2016 | By

The US rights deal will see the distributor release the paternity dramedy theatrically and across all major VOD platforms starting July 22.

Rooney Mara

Netflix buys world rights to 'The Discovery'

13-Jun-2016 | By

The streaming goliath will launch Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures’ Rooney Mara starrer on its platform and in select theatres through undetermined partners sometime in 2017.

Otto My Life Is A Soundtrack

'Otto – My Life Is A Soundtrack' wins US in Progress in Paris

13-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Prize is worth $45,000 (€40,000) in post-production services and distribution support.

bifan bucheon

BIFAN reveals Malaysia spotlight, attendees

13-Jun-2016 | By

The genre event will host a five-strong line-up of Malaysian projects; Ivanhoe, Huayi, Blumhouse, CJ among BIFAN attendees.

Revolution - New Art for a New World

Arts Alliance picks up Russian arts doc backed by Alisher Usmanov

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The art documentary examines the history of Russia’s avant-garde scene and has support from billionaire Alisher Usmanov.

DA Pennebaker Chris Hegedus Francine Stock

D.A. Pennebaker talks Bowie, Dylan collaborations

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The renowned documentary film-maker delivered a masterclass with long-term collaborator Chris Hegedus.

Louis Theroux My Scientology Movie

Louis Theroux reveals Scientology "old school tactics"

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The documentarian talked about the fallout from My Scientology Movie, which examines the controversial religion.

'Warcraft' powers to record-breaking $156m China debut

13-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 13 UPDATE: Legendary-Universal’s video game adaptation takes over international box office with $185.9m weekend; Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 scares up $50m bow from 44 markets.

The Clash

Punk, David Bowie docs head to Doc/Fest MeetMarket

13-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Creative England backing White Riot, which features footage of The Clash and Joy Division and is being introduced at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket.

Sheffield DocFest diversity panel

Doc/Fest: YouTube offering opportunities for minority voices

13-Jun-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Diversity panel discussed emerging opportunities for minorities, defying stereotypes and pushing boundaries.

Mask

ITN Source reveals doc finalists

13-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

ITN Source has revealed the three short films which have made it through to the final of its second annual competition, held in association with Doc/Fest and Audio Network.

The Conjuring 2

'Conjuring 2' sparkles on $40.4m; 'Warcraft' lacks magic

12-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 13 UPDATE: New Line’s horror sequel ruled the orcs over the weekend in North America as The Conjuring 2 opened top on a confirmed $40.4m and Warcraft arrived in second place on a dismal $24.4m.

Halfway

US Briefs: Film Sales Company boards 'Halfway'

12-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: FilmBuff acquiresI Am Gangster; and more…

Captain Fantastic

'Girl Asleep', 'Captain Fantastic' among Seattle winners

12-Jun-2016 | By

The Seattle International Film Festival presented its award winners on June 12 as the 25-day event drew to a close after screening featured 421 films representing 85 countries.

SIFF panel

Chinese studios target further acquisitions

12-Jun-2016 | By

Chinese studio bosses said they plan to continue their acquisition spree, in order to strengthen the fast-growing local film industry, as the seminar programme at the Shanghai International Film Festival got underway on Sunday.

Singapore

Former RGM director jailed for forgery in Singapore

12-Jun-2016 | By

Former RGM Entertainment CEO Devesh Chetty has been jailed on three charges of forgery, including two related to investments by Singapore’s Media Development Authority.

Tony Orsten

Cost of CG remains biggest challenge, says Imaginarium boss

10-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Tony Orsten, CEO of Andy Serkis’ performance capture studio, also discusses “the other Jungle Book”.

The Death Of Louis XIV

Cinema Guild acquires 'The Death Of Louis XIV'

10-Jun-2016 | By

Cinema Guild has acquired US rights from Capricci Films to Albert Serra’s recent Cannes selection and plans an early 2017 theatrical debut.

Colm Meaney

Element, Koch, Colm Meaney join culture-clash comedy 'Halal Daddy'

10-Jun-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

EXCLUSIVE: Element and Koch Media have boarded rights to Irish production also starring Indian Summers’ Nikesh Patel.

media production show

UK executives back diversity quotas for tax incentives

10-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Kate Harwood, Oona King among executives to express support for more regulation.

Frances Ha

Mickey Sumner joins horror 'Caught' for former Maven Pictures exec

10-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Robert Halmi, Jr. and Jim Reeve will executive-produce feature now underway in UK.

Ted Hope

Amazon’s Ted Hope to deliver Karlovy Vary talk

10-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival also to host Frank Daniel tribute with workshop and screening.

Sundance Institute

US Briefs: Sundance Institute receives two grants from Academy

10-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Grasshopper Film acquires Lost And Beautiful

New Dimensions in Testimony

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Window on the World

10-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary filmmakers will descend on Sheffield in the coming days to offer a window on the past, present and virtual future. Michael Rosser reports

JK Youn

Wanda, Dexter to co-produce 'Kung Fu Robot'

10-Jun-2016 | By

South Korea’s Dexter Studios and Wanda Pictures, the film production division of China’s Wanda Group, are set to co-produce big-budget sci-fi film Kung Fu Robot.

Media Production Show

Media Production Show: what’s on today

10-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Details of sessions at the Media Production Show today (June 10) - register to attend the free event now.

Canal+

Canal+ woe as beIN deal blocked

9-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France’s competition authority has unexpectedly rejected a planned tie-up between French premium pay-TV channel Canal+ and Qatar-based international sports network beIN.

Chadwick Boseman

Open Road picks up Chadwick Boseman starrer 'Marshall'

9-Jun-2016 | By

Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown and Keesha Sharp have joined the cast led by one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars as legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

'Warcraft' crosses $100m in China

9-Jun-2016 | By

While Legendary will not update the fantasy adventure’s running total until Saturday, the film’s trajectory on the mainland in its first two days means it will have soared past the milestone on Friday.

Train To Busan

Well Go USA Entertainment boards 'Train To Busan'

9-Jun-2016 | By

The distributor has pounced on North American rights to Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie apocalypse thriller that played at Midnight Screenings in Cannes.

David Calvert-Jones

Partners launch 50° North Productions

9-Jun-2016 | By

The McLean Group’s Vancouver Film Studios (VFS) and EveryWhere Studios announced on Thursday the launch of the Canadian television and film studio with full in-house production capability.

Political Animals

'Political Animals' triumphs in LAFF awards

9-Jun-2016 | By

The film from Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares eatned the documentary award and the audience documentary award.

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Locarno development strand to host projects from 'The Nun', 'Becoming Zlatan' co-producers, 'War' director

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Industry Days Alliance For Development (AFD) strand to host eight European projects.

The Intervention

US Briefs: Outfest announces full programme line-up

9-Jun-2016 | By Alec Govi

Plus: GKIDS executives join Angelina Jolie on The Breadwinner as executive producers; and more…

NFTS

NFTS gets UK Cinema Association backing

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sponsorship deal includes support for new MA.

Elton John’s Rocket Pictures appoints animation outfit for 'Sherlock Gnomes'

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Mikros Image to lead digital animation on Paramount and MGM title.

After The Storm

Kore-eda's Cannes title 'After The Storm' secures UK deal

9-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films strikes deal with Wild Bunch for Un Certain Regard title.

Where To Invade Next

Michael Moore talks Brexit, Donald Trump

9-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The documentary film-maker voiced his opinions at a press conference ahead of the release Where To Invade Next.

John Stanley

John Stanley promoted at Warner Bros

9-Jun-2016 | By Natalia Kolenko

Stanley has been named executive vice president and managing director of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain and Nordics.

thru you princess

Sheffield Doc/Fest: Watch trailers for films in competition

9-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Tasters of the films in competition at this week’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.

Ingrid Veninger

Films We Like acquires 'Porcupine Lake'

8-Jun-2016 | By

Toronto-based Films We Like has picked up Canadian rights to Ingrid Veninger’s upcoming drama.

Ali

US Briefs: Sony to re-release 'Ali' this weekend

8-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Fathom Events, Warner Bros plots Batman: The Killing Joke release; and more…

Rebecca O Brien Media Summit

Diversity quota for film tax credit, suggests Ken Loach producer

8-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

MEDIA SUMMIT: Rebecca O’Brien, producer of Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake, also criticized nepotism in the film industry.

The Walk

BBC, Sky talk VR growth at Media Summit

8-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The merits of ‘True VR’ versus 360 video was among topics discussed at the MBI Media Summit in London.

Harry Potter

Warner Bros. completes Harry Potter team

8-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Team based in London and Burbank builds on an expanded partnership between the US studio and J.K. Rowling.

Isaach de Bankole

Netflix acquires 'Where The Road Runs Out'

8-Jun-2016 | By

The streaming giant has picked up US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand rights from Fairway Film Alliance to the first film to shoot in Equatorial Guinea.

House of Cards

Netflix reveals viewing habits data

8-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Netflix has revealed a ‘Binge Scale’ charting the viewing habits of its subscribers.

Business Design Centre

Media Production Show to launch this week

8-Jun-2016

There are less than 24 hours to go until The Media Production Show kicks off – register to attend the free event now.

Warcraft

'Warcraft' scores record $46m China opening day

8-Jun-2016 | By

Legendary and Universal Pictures offered the latest proof if any were needed on Wednesday of why industry experts believe the territory will become the biggest box office market on the planet by 2017.

Extortion

13 Films reports Cannes rush for 'Extortion', 'Manhattan Nocturne'

7-Jun-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: President Tannaz Anisi and her team have returned from the Croisette following a slew of deals on two of the company’s prestige titles.

US Briefs: Lionsgate dates 'Wonder', 'Granite Mountain'

7-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Mackenzie Davis joins Blade Runner sequel; and more…

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Universal pushes 'The Grinch' back to 2018

7-Jun-2016 | By

Universal has moved the upcoming Illumination Entertainment Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas from November 10, 2017, to November 9, 2018.

Kaniehtiio Horn

Dark Sky Films, Snowfort Pictures begin 'Mohawk' shoot

7-Jun-2016 | By

The partners have set up writer-director Ted Geoghegan’s follow-up to horror hit We Are Still Here. 

The Trip To Italy

Steve Coogan-Rob Brydon's 'The Trip To Spain' heads to US, Europe, Asia

7-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost also inks France deal on Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves.

Divines

Netflix reveals Cannes haul including hits 'Divines', 'Aquarius'

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The streaming giant has revealed eight Cannes acquisitions a day after it announced its first Indian original.

Birmingham Crown Court

Four UK financiers found guilty in major film fraud case

7-Jun-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Estimated £100m ($145m) of tax repayments claimed through fraudulent film investment scheme.

The Outcast

Sony Pictures Television takes stake in Blueprint Television

7-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

SPT buys stake in TV arm of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel producer.

Operation Chromite

'Operation Chromite' secures raft of pre-sales

7-Jun-2016 | By

South Korean sales agent Finecut has announced a raft of pre-sales on Korean War action film Operation Chromite, starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo, Jin Se-yun and Liam Neeson.

Moving Parts

'Moving Parts' kicks off Trinidad & Tobago shoot

7-Jun-2016 | By

Production is underway in the Caribbean island nation on the personal drama from Trinidad-based, US director Emilie Upczak.

american honey

Protagonist secures more deals on 'American Honey', 'Free Fire'

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The sales outfit has revealed further sales on its Cannes slate.

Shane Meadows and Mark Herbert

Shane Meadows joins Sheffield Doc/Fest line-up

7-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

This Is England director to join Warp Films’ Mark Herbert.

Mike Nichols

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires Elaine May’s Mike Nichols film

7-Jun-2016 | By

FilmRise has acquired worldwide rights to Elaine May’s Mike Nichols: American Masters and will release the documentary throughout the world in all media as early as this summer.  

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops China box office

7-Jun-2016 | By Silvia Wong

X-Men: Apocalypse rules the chart as Captain America nears $200m.

Jane Lush

BAFTA appoints Jane Lush as chair

7-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast, Tom Grater

Former BBC controller replaces Anne Morrison who will continue as deputy chair.

Operation Chromite

'Temple', 'Drone', 'The Titan' among Signature's Cannes deals

7-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK outfit has revealed five acquisitions made in Cannes.

Roger Corman

Locarno fest to pay tribute to Roger Corman

7-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cult US director will also be guest of honour at Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy.

My Amazing Boyfriend

Viki strikes content deal with China’s Huace Group

7-Jun-2016 | By

Fan-subbed streaming site Viki.com has signed a multi-territory content deal with China’s Huace Group.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows' rules US on $35.3m

6-Jun-2016 | By

JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows dominated the weekend after studio chiefs mobilised a demographic that was predictably mostly under-25 and male.

John Boyega

John Boyega to star in 'Pacific Rim' sequel

6-Jun-2016 | By

The British star of global smash Star Wars: The Force Awakens has signed on to Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ sci-fi.

Universal, MK2 seal multi-territory deal on 'Personal Shopper'

6-Jun-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based MK2 Films close to selling out worldwide on supernatural thriller starring Kristen Stewart.

The Greasy Strangler

Picturehouse acquires 'The Greasy Strangler' for UK

6-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Release date set for gross-out comedy executive produced by Tim League and Ben Wheatley.

Warcraft: The Beginning

'Warcraft' tops UK but 'Me Before You' leads Fri-Sun

6-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Previews push Universal’s video game adaptation to the top spot with non-final $5.23m (£3.62m) bow.

Elstree George Lucas stage

Elstree studio development gets greenlight

6-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The four acre studio space has received planning permission from the local council and is expected be completed by late 2017.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' regains overseas lead as 'Zootopia' hops to $1bn

6-Jun-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel launches with estimated $34m from 40 markets.

AMBI

AMBI partners with China's SinoLicensing

6-Jun-2016 | By

The joint venture will focus on producing both Chinese content and English-language co-productions.

Transilvania Festival

'Dogs', 'Tikkun', 'Sparrows' triumph in Transilvania

6-Jun-2016 | By

Gallery: Pictures from the closing night and awards ceremony of the 15th Transilvania film festival; festival hands out industry development prizes.

James Schamus

James Schamus talks Muhammad Ali movie

6-Jun-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus also discussed the “bloodbath” of awards season at Sundance Film Festival London.

Monochrome

Devilworks boards 'Monochrome', 'Welcome To Leith'

6-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: British thriller Monochrome is set to market premiere at the London Screenings this month.

Warcraft

‘Warcraft’ sets China pre-sales record

6-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Fantasy epic to open in China two days before North America.

Oscar Isaac

US Briefs: Palm Springs ShortFest announces titles

5-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Drone adds cast for Myriad; Distribber in grant programme; and more…

Romain Bessi

Studiocanal COO Romain Bessi steps down

3-Jun-2016

Resignation follows wave of departures at Vivendi-owned umbrella group, Canal Plus Group.

Stuart Ford

IM Global poised for next step

3-Jun-2016 | By

Asian announcements were two-a-penny at the AFM last year, but away from the market bustle a deal was brewing that would have trumped any headline from Santa Monica.

The Handmaiden

Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Cannes title 'The Handmaiden'

3-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of Sarah Waters’ lesbian-themed Fingersmith played in Competition.

Sanford Panitch

Sanford Panitch to head Columbia Pictures

3-Jun-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group chairman Tom Rothman announced the development on Friday in the wake of Doug Belgrad’s imminent departure.

James Franco

Production wraps on 'Future World'

3-Jun-2016 | By

AMBI Group, Fyzz Facility and Black Sparrow are co-financing the post-apocalyptic thriller from co-directors James Franco and Bruce Cheung.

Nick Cave One More Time With Feeling

Nick Cave-Andrew Dominik ready music film 'One More Time With Feeling'

3-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Feature will include the first chance to hear songs from upcoming Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album.

Cluj

Romania mulls joining film tax incentive club

3-Jun-2016 | By

The Romanian government is considering tax incentives to attract more foreign producers to shoot in the country.

Me Before You

‘Me Before You’ beats ‘Alice’, ‘Turtles’ on UK buzz chart

3-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Romantic drama also topped The Nice Guys and Warcraft.

Lake Bodom

Watch: First trailer for Scandi horror 'Lake Bodom'

3-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Reunion helmer Taneli Mustonen directs the film, being sold by Film Constellation.

Cold War 2

'Cold War 2' to open Shanghai; Werner Herzog's 'Salt And Fire' to world premiere

3-Jun-2016 | By

Shanghai International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up.

Sierra / Affinity scores prestige Cannes sales

2-Jun-2016 | By

Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's 'Jungle' qualifies for Colombian rebate

2-Jun-2016 | By

True survival story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg wrapped production last week.

IM Global

IM Global acquired by China's Tang Media, pacts with Tencent

2-Jun-2016 | By

Donald Tang’s Tang Media Partners (TMP) has acquired a majority stake in US firm IM Global, which is also partnering with Chinese tech giant Tencent on a TV production venture.

Darren Aronofsky on the set of Noah in Iceland

Iceland’s film tax incentive grows to 25%

2-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Iceland’s parliament has approved a boost to the country’s film production tax incentive, increasing it from 20% to 25%.

Versus The Life And Films Of Ken Loach

Ken Loach doc to offer 'pay what you can' tickets

2-Jun-2016 | By

UK distributor Dogwoof is pioneering a new “pay what you can” release for Louise Osmond’s feature documentary about British filmmaker Ken Loach.

Home

Jack O'Connell, Holliday Grainger refugee drama 'Home' sets release

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Film supported by the UN to be released on World Refugee Day.

Tommys Honour

London Screenings 2016 reveals first titles; adds 'Coming Soon' strand

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Film London’s export market to screen Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore among others; emerging talent strand Breakthrough to highlight four titles.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

MUBI acquires Cannes winner 'Olli Maki'; Bruno Dumont's 'Slack Bay'

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Streaming service acquires rights for US and UK.

Secret Cinema 28 Days Later

Secret Cinema’s '28 Days Later' closes with $1.9m box office

2-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Danny Boyle horror staged over a two-month run.

The Sleeping Beauty

CinemaLive partners with Australian Ballet on trilogy of productions

2-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppélia will be released in 500 cinemas worldwide.

Sir David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough joins Doc/Fest line-up

2-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Veteran broadcaster will be the subject of an in conversation event on June 13.

Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai, Peter Chan sign with Huanxi Media

2-Jun-2016 | By

Wong Kar Wai to direct two web series as part of the production deals.

The Last Executioner

FilmDoo launches platform for Southeast Asian cinema

2-Jun-2016 | By

UK-based streaming service FilmDoo is expanding its line-up with a focus on Southeast Asian cinema, including titles such as banned documentary Boundary and Tom Waller’s The Last Executioner [pictured].

Toni Erdmann

Cannes hit 'Toni Erdmann' to open Munich festival

2-Jun-2016 | By

The event will host 19 world premieres in its New German Cinema strand.

Alex Aja

Alex Aja to direct 'The Marquis'

1-Jun-2016 | By

Gaumont and Paris-based LGM Cinema have brought on the French genre specialist to direct what is being described as an “epic, sensual and riveting” 17th period romance based on the life of the Marquis de Montespan. 

Rachel Weisz

US Briefs: Bleecker Street sets 'Denial' release date

1-Jun-2016 | By

Plus: Awesomeness Films acquires Spontaneous; and more…

Thora Birch

Thora Birch joins 'Public Affairs'

1-Jun-2016 | By

The latest casting piece has slotted into the political thriller from School Pictures and American Film Productions set to start production this month in Norfolk, Virginia.

Peter Hain

Peter Hain’s 'Ad & Wal' to become feature film

1-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The former MP’s novel about his parent’s anti-apartheid fight has been optioned by Fifty One Productions.

Shooting Stars

Pula festival unveils 2016 line-up

1-Jun-2016 | By Tom Grater

Seven Croatian features comprise the main competition, while Independence Day: Resurgence and Ghostbusters play in the international strand.

Joe Strummer

Julien Temple to direct 'Ibiza - The Silent Movie'

1-Jun-2016 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Music documentary will mark the first feature for production company Whizz Kidd.

Roman Polanski Krakow

Polanski honored at Krakow Film & Music Fest

1-Jun-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Pictures from the 2016 Krakow FMF, which featured live performances of the scores from Sicario and Drive.

Jo Brand

Lionsgate backs first British TV show

1-Jun-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Company will co-produce and co-finance Channel 4 sitcom Damned.

Set The Thames On Fire

Dark comedy 'Set The Thames On Fire' sets UK release date

1-Jun-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sadie Frost, Noel Fielding and Sally Phillips star in twisted comedy.

Pitbull Nowe porzadki

Polish film boosting UK foreign box office

1-Jun-2016 | By Charles Gant

Phoenix Productions is boosting foreign-language box office in the UK as Polish films deliver strong figures in the market.

Game Of Thrones

Hollywood Tech Retreat shifts attention to UK

1-Jun-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

A behind-the-scenes look at Game Of Thrones and a blow-by-blow account of the virtual production techniques used to create Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book are highlights of the HPA Tech Retreat which debuts in the UK next month (July 13-14).

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' producer readies 'Lashes' shoot

1-Jun-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Helsinki’s Aamu Film Company, which won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize for The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, is set to shoot another debut feature this summer.

Emily Blunt

Disney dates 'Mary Poppins Returns'

31-May-2016 | By

The studio said on Tuesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Puerto Rican artist who created and starred in Broadway smash Hamilton, will join previously announced Emily Blunt in the title role.

The Confessions

Karlovy Vary fest unveils 2016 competition line-ups

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The final film of Jan Nemec, who died in March, to play in the main competition.

The Salesman Forushande

Memento sells Cannes award-winner 'The Salesman' to UK, Germany

31-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento also secures deals for Bruno Dumont’s Cannes contender Slack Bay.

Lantica

US Briefs: Lantica rings changes at the top

31-May-2016 | By

Plus: Mellissa McCarthy to star in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’; Uni shifts ‘Pitch Perfect 3’, ‘Girl Trip’; and more…

Tiger Raid

Altitude acquires 'Tiger Raid' for UK-Ireland

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Bankside secures key deal following Tribeca world premiere.

X Men Apocalypse

'X-Men' beats 'Alice' to top UK box office

31-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Alice sequel has to settle for second with $3.3m (£2.23m) debut; Curzon Artificial Eye’s Love & Friendship enjoys excellent $381,000 (£261,330) bow from 80 sites.

Ronit Elkabetz

Jerusalem fest to host Ronit Elkabetz tribute

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

JFF to pay tribute to Israeli actress and film-maker who died in April.

Box Office

China’s Enlight Media invests in ticketing platform Maoyan

31-May-2016 | By

Beijing-based studio Enlight Media is paying $245m for a 19% stake in China’s largest online ticketing platform Maoyan.

Charlotte Spencer

First NFTS-BBC Films 'Greenlight' project begins shoot

31-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Diagnosis stars Screen Star of Tomorrow Charlotte Spencer [pictured].

the people vs fritz bauer

'The People Vs. Fritz Bauer' wins six German Film Awards

31-May-2016 | By

Nazi hunter thriller wins best film at the annual ‘Lolas’.

Amazon Prime logo

Amazon expands original content offering in Japan

31-May-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Amazon is ramping up its offerings of original content in Japan as it strives to keep pace with Netflix, which is also aggressively moving ahead with plans to roll out locally-produced TV shows.

The Big Blue

Ymagis launches crowdfunding platform to restore classic films

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Monsieur Gangster, In The Realm Of The Senses and The Big Blue among first titles to be featured.

The Imaginarium Studios

Imaginarium to deliver keynote at Media Production Show

31-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Seminars will include masterclasses on VFX and location management and panels on production design and UK tax relief.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' rules slow Memorial Day session

29-May-2016 | By

MAY 31 UPDATE: Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse launched summer and propelled the four-day Memorial Weekend into the all-time top ten with a muted $79.8m debut, while Buena Vista’s Alice Through The Looking Glass flopped.

Alice Through The Looking Glass

Disney passes $4bn at global box office in 2016 in record time

29-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 31 UPDATE: Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.

JJ Abrams

'God Particle' gets production date

27-May-2016 | By

Paramount and Bad Robot’s adventure will begin shooting in Los Angeles on June 10 with JJ Abrams serving as producer.

Apprentice

Arrow targets Cannes title 'Apprentice' for UK

27-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Luxbox secures new sales on Un Certain Regard title.

Samantha Morton

ITV, Hulu team up for 'Harlots'

27-May-2016 | By

Period drama stars Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay.

Benedict Cumberbatch Hamlet

Live cinema on the rise, says report

27-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Almost half of UK exhibitors are now screening live cinema experiences.

Sophia Loren Human Voice

Transilvania fest to honour Sophia Loren

27-May-2016 | By

The festival will also honour Mad Max: Fury Road producer Iain Smith.

Tale Of Tales

Curzon Home Cinema to trial live features

27-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK outfit is bolstering its day-and-date offering with the introduction of live red carpet features and post-film Q&As.

Kids In Love

Will Poulter-Alma Jodorowsky's 'Kids In Love' sets UK release

27-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Coming-of-age feature to world premiere at Edinburgh festival.

Anthropoid

Bleecker Street sets 'Anthropoid' release date

27-May-2016 | By

The distributor will open the World War II thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in late summer.

X-Men: Apocalypse

‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ tops buzz chart

27-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Superhero sequel dwarfs Alice, TMNT, Warcraft.

Dwayne Johnson

Legendary acquires Dwayne Johnson vehicle 'Skyscraper'

26-May-2016 | By

The studio has won a bidding war for rights to the action property that will be set in China and reunites Johnson with his Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' hits $130m

26-May-2016 | By

Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.

Breaking A Monster

US Briefs: Abramorama to release 'Breaking A Monster'

26-May-2016 | By

Plus: MPI acquires If There’s A Hell Below; Saban buys Come And Find Me; Shout! Factory, Legacy Classics in production-distribution pact; and more

Anthropoid

Jamie Dornan-Cillian Murphy’s 'Anthropoid' to world premiere at Karlovy Vary

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Fifty Shades Of Grey star to attend opening of the festival.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, Denis Villeneuve reunite on 'The Son'

26-May-2016 | By

The director-star pairing from Prisoners and The Enemy are to adapt a Jo Nesbo thriller for Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Bold Films.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

'Borg Vs McEnroe', 'Rita Hayworth', 'Mortal' among Ascot Cannes buys

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.

Ron Perlman Sarah Gavron

Ron Perlman, Sarah Gavron on East End fest jury

26-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Full programme revealed for this year’s East End Film Festival.

Guillermo del Toro and Takashi Miike

Fantasia fest to honour Guillermo del Toro, Takashi Miike

26-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Montreal’s genre festival also unveils first wave of titles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary edition.

Rebecca O Brien

Ken Loach producer Rebecca O’Brien to speak at Media Summit

26-May-2016 | By Screen staff

UK producer behind Palme d’Or winners I, Daniel Blake and The Wind That Shakes The Barley to discuss creative talent.

AMBI Jonathan Rhys Meyers Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas-Jonathan Rhys Meyers' 'Black Butterfly' wraps

26-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Psychological thriller completes Rome shoot.

International Centre for Film TV and the Moving Image concept art

British Film Institute reveals plans for $190m development

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Anonymous benefactor reignites plans to radically transform the BFI’s home on London’s South Bank.

Sheila Nevins

HBO’s Sheila Nevins to receive Sheffield Doc/Fest honour

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Members of Grand Jury Award also revealed, which will be supported by Screen International and Broadcast.

Bill Nigh

Bill Nighy to star in 'Triple Word Score'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

D Films snaps up 'Under The Silver Lake'

25-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Canadian distributor has added one of the most sought-after projects from the Cannes Marché to its slate.

Jan Švankmajer

Jan Švankmajer turns to Indiegogo for 'Insects'

25-May-2016 | By

The celebrated Czech film-maker and Athanor Productions have launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site for what the surrealist artist and director has said will be his final film.

Highlander

Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].

Southside With You

Soda Pictures acquires Miramax pair

25-May-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up UK rights to The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and Southside With You.

Paul Hanson

Covert Media, Todd Garner strike pact

25-May-2016 | By

Paul Hanson has signed a two-year, first look co-financing and co-production deal with the former Revolution Studios partner and producer of Knight And Day and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise.

Miss Sharon Jones!

US Briefs: Starz Digital picks up ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’

25-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard acquires Operator; Janus Films takes Cameraperson; and more…

Odeon Swiss Cottage

Odeon & UCI revenues up 10% in 2016

25-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

As it reports its Q1 financials, Europe’s largest exhibitor has revealed that it plans to open 20 new cinemas across Europe by 2020.

Paddington

Creative Europe details $45m UK spend

25-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A total of $45m in grants were awarded to the UK’s creative sector across 2014-15.

Dionne Edwards

Signature teams with Red Rock, Procam on trainee scheme

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.

Euro flag

European Commission proposes Netflix, Amazon content quota

25-May-2016 | By

The updated Audiovisual Directive will enforce VoD platforms such as Netflix to ensure at least a 20% share of European content in their catalogues.

Kim Dong-ho

Busan festival head confident of avoiding boycott

25-May-2016 | By

Chairman nominee Kim Dong-ho has told Screen he believes the festival will avoid the boycott.

Frosted Glass

Autism-inspired 'Frosted Glass' begins shoot

25-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Performance poet with Asperger’s brings his experience to debut film.

One Week And A Day

Oscilloscope takes Cannes black comedy 'One Week And A Day' for US

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.

Adam Sandler

STX, Adam Sandler to produce animated film

24-May-2016 | By

Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions have signed an overall deal to write, produce and star in an untitled animated project for STX Entertainment.

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg, Mike Myers join 'Terminal'

24-May-2016 | By

The actors have joined Margot Robbie on board the noir thriller that Highland Film Group (HFG) continued to sell internationally in Cannes.

Cannes: Market wrap

24-May-2016 | By

STX’s $50m play, Amazon Studios’ charm offensive and other takeaways from this year’s market.

Nina Forever

Screen partners with FrightFest

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The UK genre film festival also announces a new headline sponsor, Horror Channel.

Michael Fassbender

Palm Springs International Film Festival sets 2017 dates

24-May-2016 | By

Top brass announced on Tuesday the run dates for the event’s 28th edition.

FACT logo

FACT faces uncertain future following MPA funding pull

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Anti-piracy body is set to lose 50% of its funding within six months.

Churchill

'Churchill' shoot begins; cast revealed

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.

Halloween

John Carpenter to exec new 'Halloween'

24-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Miramax and Blumhouse Productions to resurrect horror franchise.

Magnus

Arrow takes chess doc 'Magnus' for UK

24-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Angry Birds

'Angry Birds' soars at China box office

24-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Angry Birds beat Captain America to the top spot; Divergent opened in third.

The Sunshine Makers

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires 'The Sunshine Makers'

24-May-2016 | By

Plus: Gravitas Ventures picks up Cardinal Matters; Screamfest announces October dates

Blackway

Cannes buyers spark to Electric’s 'Blackway'

23-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Mehandjiyska and her team have reported a strong response on the Croisette to the thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.

IMG to sell 'Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency'

23-May-2016 | By

The company has come on board to handle international sales on BBC America’s upcoming original scripted series based on the Douglas Adams books.

Saban Films picks up 'Tomboy, A Revenger’s Tale'

23-May-2016 | By

The North American rights deal with ICM Partners on Walter Hill’s crime thriller caps a busy Cannes for the distributor.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' posts $101.6m overseas debut

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.

Lorynn York

Vine star Logan Paul’s "'Expendables' with internet stars" rounds out cast

23-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Actress Lorynn York joins comedy Airplane Mode from Vine sensation.

X-Men: Apocalypse

'X-Men: Apocalypse' tops UK chart

23-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie falls only 7% in its second weekend to reach $6.7m (£4.6m) to date.

worry dolls

Cannes: Jinga scores North America hat-trick

23-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.

Miss Stevens

US Briefs: The Orchard acquires 'Miss Stevens'

23-May-2016 | By

Plus: Alcon plots Garfield film franchise; NBR sets 2017 awards gala date; and more…

Ken Loach on the set of I Daniel Blake

Cannes: Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins Palme d'Or; full list of winners

22-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.

Toni Erdmann

Cannes: 'Toni Erdmann' tops final Screen Jury Grid

22-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Maren Ade’s comedy-drama set the highest score in the history of the Jury Grid.

Chilean producers find deals in Cannes

22-May-2016 | By

Producers were highly active on the Croisette as deals flowed in the wake of increased co-production opportunities with the South American country.

Angry Birds

'Angry Birds' topple 'Civil War' in US on $38m

22-May-2016 | By

MAY 23 UPDATE: Sony’s adaptation of the bestselling phone app game toppled Captain America: Civil War from its perch as it secured a number one berth.

Lucy Liu

US Briefs: Lucy Liu et al join AMBI’s 'Future World'

22-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard picks up The Dinner; IMAX,  Starbreeze in VR pact; and more…

The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki

Cannes: 'The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki' wins Un Certain Regard prize

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.

Wolf And Sheep

'Wolf And Sheep', 'The Together Project' win at Directors' Fortnight

21-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Together Project was directed by Solveig Anspach, who died last August.

Lars von Trier

Cannes: Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Lars Von Trier's 'The House That Jack Built'

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also acquires upcoming sports biopic Borg vs McEnroe, Directors’ Fortnight title After Love and Scottish indie music doc Lost In France.

Mimosas

Cannes: 'Mimosas' wins top Critics' Week prize

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners included Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Albüm and Wregas Bhanuteja’s Penjak.

Finale

Denmark’s Frightgeist launches with horror 'Finale'

20-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Horror marks first feature from new production company.

Cannes: Cinéfondation 2016 winners revealed

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Cannes: Sean Penn's 'The Last Face' sets Jury Grid low

20-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon also fails to impress Screen’s roster of critics.

SPL2: A Time For Consequences

'SPL2: A Time For Consequences' sold to Japan

20-May-2016 | By

Hong Kong-based Young Live Entertainment (YLE) has sold action title SPL2: A Time For Consequences to Japan’s Twin Co.

Edinburgh Networking

Edinburgh fest reveals industry line-up

20-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Opportunities available for new and emerging filmmakers, and pitching sessions among programme.

Sturridge Martin Flanagan

Sturridge, Martin, Flanagan enter '3 Way Junction'

19-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway in Africa on drama from Searching For Sugar Man executive.

'Toni Erdmann' racks up key sales for The Match Factory

19-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.

Graduation Bacalaureat

Cannes: Mungiu impresses, Dolan disappoints on Screen’s Jury Grid

19-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.

Mrs B A North Korean Woman

Korea trafficking doc 'Mrs B' set for feature adaptation

19-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.

BNFF

Cannes: Tallinn Black Nights launches Storytek

19-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The initiative will support 20 projects exploring alternative storytelling through digital technologies.

Harro van Staverden

Dutch producer unveils film education project CinesCool

19-May-2016 | By

Pan-European initiative aims to “bring film to the classroom”.

The Son Of Bigfoot

Belga raises €5m for animation 'The Son Of Bigfoot'

19-May-2016 | By

Belga Films Fund (BFF) has raised more than $5.6m (€5m) for Ben Stassen’s new animated feature, The Son Of Bigfoot.

The Red Turtle

Sony Pictures Classics acquires animation 'The Red Turtle'

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Animation co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.

Paradise 89

Latvia celebrates centennial with $8.5m film fund

19-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

A total of 16 features will receive funding from the country’s national film centre.

Olga Kurylenko

Olga Kurylenko to join Gilliam's 'Don Quixote'

18-May-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Terry Gilliam revealed further details about his long in the works Don Quixote film in Cannes.

The Salesman

Amazon Studios buys 'The Salesman', 'The Dressmaker'

18-May-2016 | By

The story of Cannes 2016 continued apace on Wednesday as Asghar Farhadi’s late addition to the Competition became one of the latest titles headed for Prime Video customers.

Amazon's charm tactics cheer a muted Cannes market

18-May-2016 | By

STX made a big splash, while Amazon’s charm offensive overshadowed Netflix.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry's LA Riots drama 'Kings' sold into Europe

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal takes UK rights for riots drama..

Clash

Cannes UCR opener 'Clash' sold to Europe, Asia

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Post-Egyptian revolution drama set in police van opened Un Certain Regard. 

Cedric Ido

MK2 Films boards Barry and Ido’s comedy 'Chateau'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film is set in Paris’s African neighbourhood of Chateau d’Eau.

Jason-Ropell

Cannes panel: Theatrical experience key to Amazon strategy

18-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Amazon executives discussed sales companies, emerging filmmakers, women directors and disruption.

Screen Cannes 2016 Daily 1

Cannes 2016: Screen's dailies

18-May-2016

Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 69th Cannes Film Festival here.

One Week And A Day

New Europe scores 'One Week And A Day' sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy has gone to Brazil and Italy.

Dias

Japan's Gaga mounts Jonathan English’s 'Dias'

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MFI clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.

Merci Patron

Jour2fête docs 'Merci Patron!', 'Robert Doisneau' score sales

18-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: French company Jour2fête closes agreements.

Doc Day Cannes 2016

Cannes Doc Day: Making an impact with emotions, not just issues

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.

Borg McEnroe Shia La Beouf

Tennis rivals 'Borg/McEnroe' served to France's Pretty Pictures

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.

Cannes: 'Aquarius' debuts strongly on Screen Jury Grid

18-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

'Raman Raghav 2.0' star Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play Indian writer Manto

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.

FilmRise, Content Media strike sales pact

18-May-2016 | By

FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.

Oskar Jonasson

Truenorth lines up English-language projects

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.

Joanne Froggatt

Genesius picks up 'Starfish' starring Joanne Froggatt, Tom Riley

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.

AFM projects theatre boost

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: This year’s edition of the market will utilise the renovated Monica Film Center and the Arclight at the Santa Monica Place shopping centre.

US Briefs: GKIDS acquires 'The Girl Without Hands'

18-May-2016 | By

Plus: Adopt takes UCR entry Beyond The Mountains And Hills: Oscilloscope snaps up two.

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Jodorowsky, Aronofsky head to Reykjavik

18-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Iceland’s Reykjavik film festival will host both directors at its 13th edition.

Ghent film fest to honour 'Revenant' composer Ryuichi Sakamoto

18-May-2016 | By

Festival’s soundtrack awards will have a TV focus this year, including performances of the Fargo and House Of Cards [picturted] soundtracks.

The Suffering

Horror 'The Suffering', 'A Demon Within' acquired

18-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken all international rights on the Robert Hamilton horror from Blue Fox.

No Wave

SVoD platform Nowave to launch in UK, France

18-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Service plans to roll out in 140 countries.

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Lazio Film Commission on the rise in Cannes

18-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Projects to receive funding include a remake of Roman Holiday, which the Lazio governor says has attracted interest from Robert De Niro.

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Netflix acquires worldwide rights to Frank Grillo's 'Wheelman'

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

In a splashy Cannes deal, Netflix has pre-bought worldwide rights to upcoming thriller Wheelman and is understood to be closing in on Iraqi war drama Sand Castle.

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Lars Von Trier’s 'The House That Jack Built' cuts early deals

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk secures pre-sales on serial killer feature.

Frantz

Francois Ozon’s 'Frantz' sold across Europe, South America

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film expected to premiere in A-list autumn festival.

Like Crazy

Paolo Virzi’s 'Like Crazy' sold by Bac

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Road movie has premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.

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Keanu Reeves sci-fi 'Replicas' sold around world

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct Chad St John’s sci-fi thriller screenplay.

Insiders, MadRiver consolidate sales operations

17-May-2016 | By

Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox have consolidated their international sales operations to form IMR International.

China box office: 'Captain America' holds off 'Finding Mr Right'

17-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Captain America: Civil War tops again, while Song Of The Phoenix saw huge gains after begging for screens.

Full Speed Ahead

Action comedy 'Full Speed' races across Europe, Asia

17-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other Angle also closed deals on 

Viva

Mongrel Internartional strikes UK deal on 'Viva'

17-May-2016 | By

Mongrel International has licensed UK rights in Cannes to Viva, last season’s Irish foreign-language Oscar submission.

The Carer

Scottish films revealed for Edinburgh International Film Festival

17-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.

Scanbox adds 'Like Crazy', 'Clash', 'I, Daniel Blake'

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Company also takes Cannes titles Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, The Salesman.

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Venice chief Barbara talks festival additions, revamped market

17-May-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Festival will revamp its market offering this year under the new name Venice Production Bridge.

Anurag Kashyap’s 'Giddy' on US-India genre slate

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.

Andrus Ansip

Ansip offers Digital Single Market reassurance in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By

Talking to Screen in Cannes, the European commissioner said that there had been scaremongering around the issue.

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Cannes: Jim Jarmusch’s 'Paterson' impresses Screen Jury Grid

17-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Drama starring Adam Driver clocked the second highest score of the year.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' team call for fans' pitches

17-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Successful pitches will be crowdfunded through kickstarter.

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JC Ollana buys Spanish outfit Rebel Movies

17-May-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The sales and production company specialises in genre, but is looking to explore other genres.

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'Twisted Justice' to open NYAFF

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Go Ayano stars in the film crime drama based on detective Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography.

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'Stalingrad' team line up sci-fi 'Attraction'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovsky have revealed their production slate in Cannes.

Boudica

First female-centric film finance initiative launches in Cannes

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.

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'Twilight' star joins Australian thriller 'Bad Blood'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel has joined the Australian suspense thriller along with San Andreas actor Morgan Griffin.

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Shoreline finds 'Love Is All You Need?'

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US sales company has also started talks on Sarah Gordon’s It Had To Be You.

Bugs

Kino Lorber snaps up edible insects doc 'Bugs'

17-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Andreas Johnsen’s documentary debuted at Tribeca.

Directors

Southeast Asia directors line up art-inspired omnibus

17-May-2016 | By

The five award-winning directors will each make a short film inspired by a piece of art from their region.

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India to receive producers portal

17-May-2016 | By

India’s Minister of State revealed the portal in Cannes.

Endless Poetry

Chile boosts development ties with new funds

17-May-2016 | By

Territory aims to forge stronger ties with five territories here in Cannes to boost co-productions.

Danny Diamondback

Kaleidoscope selling animation 'Danny Diamondback'

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shaun The Sheep director Darren Walsh will helm the feature.

No Filter

FilmSharks trades on 'No Filter' remake rights

17-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Original racked up more than 1.3 million admissions.

Outlander

Scottish film studio gets greenlight

17-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Studio which has hosted Sony’s Outlander [pictured] gets council approval for expansion.

Sasha Lane

'American Honey' star Sasha Lane joins YA adaptation 'Hunting Lila'

16-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Paul Franklin, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor behind Inception and Interstellar, to make directorial debut.

Sundance Selects acquires 'I, Daniel Blake'

16-May-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from Wild Bunch to Ken Loach’s Competition entry.

A Boy Called Christmas

Studiocanal, Blueprint team for Matt Haig's 'A Boy Called Christmas'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Duo re-team for Matt Haig’s well-received children’s tale about the early life of Father Christmas.

Lake Bodom

Film Constellation aligns for Scandi horror 'Lake Bodom'

16-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fabien Westerhoff’s Film Constellation boards horror Lake Bodom, which is being pitched in Cannes.

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Cannes hits 'Toni Erdmann', 'Sieranevada' secure sales

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German comedy Toni Erdmann is attracting buyers following a strong critical reception.

Mohamed Hefzy

'Clash' producer transports Lewis Carroll's Alice to Cairo

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Un Certain Regard opener Clash lines up new projects, including Lewis Carroll adaptation In The Land Of Wonder.

The White King

Fortissimo sells 'The White King' to Signature for UK

16-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Signature has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland on Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s sci-fi.

Shadow World

Arms trade doc 'Shadow World' acquired for North America

16-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist kicking off European sales on arms trade exposé at Cannes. 

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