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Paramount

Brad Grey confirms Paramount exit

22-Feb-2017 | By

Studio chairman and CEO departs after 12 years on back of ill-fated 2016.

The Expendables 3

China's Recon Holding acquires 51% of Millennium Films in $100m deal

23-Feb-2017 | By

The Expendables and London Has Fallen producer has sold a majority stake to the owner of Aston Villa Football Club.

Matt Ross

Matt Ross to direct TriStar's 'Tomorrow And Tomorrow'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Sci-fi crime thriller based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen to star in comedy 'Flarsky'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe announced the project on Thursday.

Damien Chazelle

COLCOA French Film Festival unveils French Classics programme

23-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle given Carte Blanche to present influential French film.

Toronto

Toronto to reduce line-up by 20%

23-Feb-2017 | By

City To City, Vanguard axed from 2017 edition.

On Body And Soul

Growing Spanish buyer strikes for Berlin winner and Sundance hit 'God's Own Country'

23-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish arthouse distributor Karma inks deals for several titles and broadens its slate.

Final Portrait

eOne, Olive Productions strike first-look deal

23-Feb-2017 | By

Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.

Das Boot

'Das Boot' sequel finds director

23-Feb-2017 | By

The $28.5m TV series is being developed by Sky Germany with other partners.

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Ymagis Group revenues up 13% in 2016

23-Feb-2017 | By

European cinema technologies specialist sees earnings jump year-on-year and is now eyeing the Chinese market.

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Martin Scorsese criticises watching films at home, despite reported Netflix deal for 'The Irishman'

23-Feb-2017 | By

Speaking at a BFI event in London, the director said film viewing on tablet or TV was “not the best way”.

Life

SXSW 2017 scores coup with closing night film

22-Feb-2017 | By

Festival executives unveil several features and VR projects ahead of the jamboree in Austin, Texas, that runs from March 10-19.

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Netflix closing in on Martin Scorsese's 'The Irishman'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Stars align as streaming giant eyes its latest notable acquisition target.

Galveston Ben Foster

Ben Foster to star in 'My Abandonment' for Bron, First Look

22-Feb-2017 | By

Production on father-daughter drama set for April start in Portland, Oregon.

Pokemon XYZ Volcanion And The Clockwork Magearna

Sony Pictures, Mitsui & Co in animation JV

22-Feb-2017 | By

Joint venture launches on March 31 and will produce, distribute content.

Jason Fisher

First Look Media announces key production, acquisition hires 

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The move comes as the Los Angeles-based film and TV company ramps up operations.

Charlie Hunnam

Charlie Hunnam in CinemaCon award

22-Feb-2017 | By

The official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honour the British star on March 30.

Black Sails

Hulu acquires streaming rights to 'Black Sails'

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.

The B-Side

Neon snaps up Errol Morris doc 'The B-Side'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Documentary explores work of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

IMAX and Disney extend slate deal including 'Star Wars 9', 'Indiana Jones 5'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Marvel films, Pixar sequels will also get the IMAX treatment.

John Dalli Mystery

CPH:DOX reveals competition line-up

22-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

The documentary festival is also launching a fifth competition strand at its 2017 edition.

Croatia flag

Croatian filmmakers protest against 'political influence and control'

22-Feb-2017 | By

Industry figures have issued a rallying cry to protect their autonomy in the face of perceived government interference.

Number of films with female leads reaches record high in 2016

22-Feb-2017 | By

Study shows that 29% of films in 2016 had a woman as the lead character.

Sundance Institute

Industry leaders launch gender equity initiative ReFrame

22-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute have announced the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.

Pushing Dead

Shoreline acquires world sales rights at EFM to AIDS-related comedy

22-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.

Paramount Pictures

Paramount chief Brad Grey departure said to be imminent

21-Feb-2017 | By

After a year of flops, executive committee takes helm at the studio.

Berlin 2017 best films

Berlin Film Festival 2017: Screen's top 11 movies

21-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Screen critics recommend the top films at this year’s Berlinale.

Erin Eggers

Film and TV production company Penchant Entertainment launches

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Initial slate includes The Scrawl and The Mean Tide.

Han Solo SOP

Han Solo 'Star Wars' feature starts production

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London on the untitled stand-alone Star Wars prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role.

Steve Christian

Former Pinewood and CinemaNX executive Steve Christian dies aged 53

21-Feb-2017 | By

Industry veteran, co-producer of Fox’s upcoming untitled A.A. Milne biopic, died suddenly at home last weekend.

I Dream in Another Language

FilmRise acquires two films from Mundial

21-Feb-2017 | By

Both South American titles premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Quantum Of Solace

'Bridge Of Spies' writer to adapt spy novel 'M: Maxwell Knight' for TV

21-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Forthcoming novel chronicles real life story of the man who was the inspiration for the character M in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.

Tribeca_Film_Institute

Tribeca All Access awards $100,000 in grants to 10 projects

21-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Five fiction, five documentary projects from underrepresented voices to receive support.

NFTS winners 2017

NFTS crowns 2017 student winners

21-Feb-2017 | By

Pig Heart Boy writer Malorie Blackman was presented with an honorary NFTS fellowship.

It's The Law

True Colours strikes deals for 'It's The Law', 'One Kiss and 'Monolith'

21-Feb-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Brisk business for Italian sales outfit at EFM.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' builds as 'Moonlight' shines

20-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $2.78m (£2.23m) opening; Moonlight posts strong site average.

La La Land

'La La Land' opens second at China box office

20-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.

Summer 1993

Berlin winner 'Summer 1993' heads to France

20-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe inked deals on the film for France and Turkey at this month’s EFM.

Man at computer

Search engines, creative industries launch new scheme to fight piracy

20-Feb-2017 | By

UK initiative sees Google and Bing working with rights holders.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' wins top prize from International Cinephile Society

20-Feb-2017 | By

German comedy wins five awards, including best picture and director.

Other Side Of Hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' tops Screen's final jury grid

20-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest was tops pack of Berlinale competition titles.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' crosses $190m int'l (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.

The LEGO Batman Movie

'LEGO Batman' rules North America; 'The Great Wall' cracks (update)

19-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ animation held on to pole position over a sluggish four-day Presidents’ Day weekend as an estimated $42.7m propelled the running total to $107.3m.

Moonlight

WGA unveils winners in 2017 awards

19-Feb-2017 | By

The Writers Guild Of America, West and East held simultaneous ceremonies on both coasts on Sunday night.

Berlinale winners

Berlin Film Festival 2017: winners revealed

18-Feb-2017 | By ,

UPDATE WITH KEY SPEECHES: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.

Brighter summer Day

HKIFF to screen all seven of Edward Yang’s films

18-Feb-2017 | By

Festival to host a retrospective of the work of late Taiwanese filmmaker.

Zama

First teaser: Lucrecia Martel's 'Zama'

17-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Drama is co-produced by Augustin and Pedro Almodóvar.

Logan Lucky 2

First look at Steven Soderbergh's 'Logan Lucky' starring Daniel Craig

17-Feb-2017 | By

Bleecker Street set to distribute in the US; film gets August release date.

Train To Busan

Korean film industry exports up 82% in 2016

17-Feb-2017 | By

Increase driven by films including Train To Busan, provision of VFX services and hosting shoots such as Netflix’s Okja.

Insyriated

'Insyriated' wins Europa Cinemas Label in Berlin

17-Feb-2017 | By

Syria-set drama set to benefit from European exhibition support.

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski plans legal bid to return to US

17-Feb-2017 | By

Chinatown director has been a fugitive from US for 40 years after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' dominates UK social media buzz

17-Feb-2017 | By

Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel continues to dominate social media chatter.

When Animals Dream

Jonas Arnby, Ulrika Bengts films selected for Nordic Genre Boost

17-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Seven films selected for scheme, which awards projects a $24,000 development fund.

Propellor

Berlin: Propellor Film Tech Hub raises 11 calls to action

17-Feb-2017 | By

The film industry’s use of data and the need to establish better education among issues discussed.

The Girl On The Train

Universal takes minority stake in Amblin Partners

16-Feb-2017 | By

Universal Filmed Entertainment has joined strategic investors Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, eOne, and Alibaba Pictures.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson in early talks to direct 'Suicide Squad 2'

16-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros. talking to Gibson about replacing David Ayer, according to reports.

On The Beach At Night Alone

Berlin: Hong Sang-soo shines on Screen's Jury Grid

16-Feb-2017 | By

On The Beach At Night Alone scores second-highest rating of competition so far.

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh, Tessa Ross, Alex Garland sign up for talent scheme

16-Feb-2017 | By

UK mentoring programme Guiding Lights attracts top industry figures for eighth edition.

Aaron Gilbert

Bron Studios ramps up LA office with key hires

15-Feb-2017 | By

Vancouver-based producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert announced a pair of key hires on Wednesday as he builds up his US presence and television operations.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

'XXX: The Return of Xander Cage' crosses $100m in China

15-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.

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BFI Flare unveils 2017 programme

15-Feb-2017 | By

European premiere of animated musical Torrey Pines among festival highlights.

Lady Macbeth

iFeatures greenlights three features

15-Feb-2017 | By ,

EXCLUSIVE: Screen Stars of Tomorrow involved in trio of projects set for production.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto to direct crime noir '77'

15-Feb-2017 | By

The Oscar-winning actor’s scripted feature directorial debut is a crime thriller set up at Paramount based on an original screenplay by James Ellroy.

Kept Boy

Breaking Glass acquires dark comedy 'Kept Boy'

15-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer-director George Bamber’s gay dark comedy.

Mapuche

'Downhill' director in development on Chilean folklore project

15-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chilean genre master Patricio Valladares is in early talks with potential US and European co-producers on a feature based on indigenous myth.

Colo

Berlin: 'Colo' polarises, 'Montauk' falters on Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Karuismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope remains top.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford in near-miss at California airport (reports)

15-Feb-2017 | By

The US star reportedly flew over a passenger jet waiting to take off as he brought his plane down to land in Orange Country on Monday.

Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan

Abramorama acquires 'Restless Creature: Wendy Whelan'

15-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor has acquired theatrical rights to Linda Safire and Adam Schlesinger’s film that had its world premiere at last year’s New York Film Festival. 

Gerardo Naranjo

Screen Time: 'Narcos' director: 'Trump just gave us the best prize ever' (video)

15-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WACTH: Director also discusses Mexican cinema and the future of big budget TV.

The White Girl

HAF launches Work-in-Progress Lab

15-Feb-2017 | By

Eight shortlisted projects including Christopher Doyle and Jenny Suen’s The White Girl; Nguyen Phuong Anh’s The Third Wife and Zhou Quan’s End Of Summer.

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BBC Films: who’s in the running for the top job?

15-Feb-2017 | By

Screen considers potential runners and riders.

Axolotl Overkill

FilmRise picks up 'Axolotl Overkill'

15-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to Helene Hegemann’s recent Sundance premiere, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition special jury award for cinematography.

Other side of hope

Berlin: 'The Other Side Of Hope' soars to top Screen's Jury Grid

15-Feb-2017 | By

Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.

roman_polanski

Roman Polanski thriller 'Based On A True Story' goes to SPC

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller recently wrapped production in Paris.

'Star Wars' spoof drives strong EFM sales for Covert Media

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.

Beyond the clouds

Zee launches sales on Majid Majidi's first Indian film 'Beyond The Clouds'

14-Feb-2017 | By

Iranian director Majidi helming coming-of-age story with all Indian cast.

La La Land

China debut propels 'La La Land' past $300m worldwide

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.

The Big Sick

US Briefs: 'The Big Sick' in Lionsgate theatrical release

14-Feb-2017 | By

The Sundance hit acquired by Amazon Studios will open in limited release on June 23 ahead of wide roll-out on July 14.

I Am The Blues

Film Movement acquires documentary trio

14-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The New York-based distributor acquired US rights to Daniel Cross’ documentary I Am The Blues in Berlin and plans a limited theatrical release followed by a digital and home video release.

Donald Trump

Berlin: industry defiant in face of potential travel ban

14-Feb-2017 | By

“Trump will only make American society poorer,” Insyriated actress Hiam Abbass told Screen.

Josh Hartnett 2

Josh Hartnett thriller '6 Below' secures US deal

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tooley Productions strikes EFM deal on Eric LeMarque feature.

Chavela

Latido racks up key sales on in-demand EFM slate

14-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to US and France.

Screen Berlin 2017 Day 6

Berlin 2017: Screen's dailies

14-Feb-2017

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

The Florida Project

Sean Baker’s 'Florida Project' goes to France

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures scores French deal on Tangerine director’s next feature.

How To Break Up With My Cat

Mirovision strikes Japan deals on Korean titles in Berlin

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: How To Break Up With My Cat, My New Sassy Girl, and Sunshine all sell to Japan.

Sexy Durga

MovieSaints VoD platform launches with unusual hook

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: US and India-based service will allow users to receive their money back if they don’t like the first ten minutes of a film.

ickerman

Logical Pictures closes €20m finance round

14-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s financing slate features new films by Simon Saulnier, Eric Charrière and Coralie Fargeat.

Emily Beecham-starring 'Daphne' goes to France, China

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau Sales inks deal with fledgling French distributor Mag Distribution.

Elbert Wyche

Screen hires Elbert Wyche as US reporter

14-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

Screen launches new editorial strands Screen TV and Screen Time.

Tulips Love Honour And Bike

Atlas picks up Dutch dramedy 'Tulips, Love, Honour And A Bike'

14-Feb-2017 | By ,

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also boards spy drama Margery Booth, which has Stephen Fry attached.

Whiskey Galore 2

'Whisky Galore' remake scores US, UK deals

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Arrow strikes for Gillies MacKinnon rom-com starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Ellie Kendrick; marks company’s first English-language US release.

The Salesman

Free screening of 'The Salesman' planned in London to protest Trump travel ban

14-Feb-2017 | By

The film’s director Asghar Farhadi is boycotting the Oscars in protest over US immigration policy.

The Party

Berlin: Sally Potter's 'The Party' divides Screen's Jury Grid

14-Feb-2017 | By

Debuts today include Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights and Sabu’s Mr Long.

STX Entertainment

STX Entertainment appoints new CFO

14-Feb-2017 | By

Andrew Warren hired from Discovery Communications.

Amazon commissioning boss

Amazon hires European commissioning boss

14-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.

Ultimate Justica

Vision Films picks up action thriller 'Ultimate Justice'

14-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.

EFM 2017 panel

Industry execs urge distribution innovation

13-Feb-2017 | By Nick Goundry

Speakers from Curzon, EFM, and the Nostradamus project discussed how distribution could catch up with other areas of the industry.

Machines

Sundance-winning doc 'Machines' sells to US and Europe

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary picked up by Kino Lorber and Dogwoof.

Iron Sky: The Coming Race

'Iron Sky' producer reveals details of Chinese spin-off

13-Feb-2017 | By

Iron Sky: The Ark will be a Chinese-Finnish-Canadian co-production.

La La Land

Baftas 2017: 'La La Land' scoops five as 'Moonlight', 'Nocturnal Animals' are shutout

13-Feb-2017 | By

Damien Chazelle’s musical wins best film, best director and best actress for Emma Stone. Moonlight walks off empty-handed.

Mel Gibson

'Silence' backer Gaston Pavlovich boards Mel Gibson drama

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.

katheryn winnick

Katheryn Winnick signs up for Truenorth's 'Journey Home'

13-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Forrell will direct the story of an Icelandic woman who moves to the UK during the Second World War.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy gangster drama 'Fonzo' attracts backer at EFM

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to direct the film, with production scheduled for autumn.

Phoenix

Christian Petzold’s 'Transit' goes to Match Factory

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German sales agent boards next project from the director of Phoenix [pictured].

I Am Not Your Ego

'I Am Not Your Negro' sells to more than 40 territories

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wide Management has closed a series of deals on the feature doc.

The Lure

Alpha Violet, Polish MD4 team on 'The Lure' director's next project

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Second film from Polish director of predatory mermaid picture from Agnieszka Smoczynska explores motherhood.

EFM

Trio of projects crowned at Berlinale co-pro market

13-Feb-2017 | By

The Wife Of The Pilot, The Bus To Amerika, and Lost Country scoop event’s top awards.

A Fantastic Woman

Berlin: 'A Fantastic Woman' sets early pace on Screen's Jury Grid

13-Feb-2017 | By

Seven titles have registered scores, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama leading the way so far.

xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage

‘xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage’ tops China box office

13-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' whips 'Fifty Shades' to debut top

13-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker leads Fri-Sun with second-biggest 18-rated debut of all time.

Umedia 3

Umedia signs first-look deal with Egoli Tossell

13-Feb-2017 | By

Production company expands international portfolio.

Danny Dyer

Warner Bros unveils UK strategy

13-Feb-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Studio’s television department restructures following staff departures.

Veronica

'[Rec]' director Paco Plaza’s 'Veronica' gets France deal

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming horror follows a woman who attempts to bring back her dead father through a Ouija ritual.

Les Arcs

Les Arcs to team with Unifrance, German Films for 2017 edition

13-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Franco-German Film Meetings event will be taking place at a festival for the first time.

Lee Vandermolen

Redeeming Features hires Lee Vandermolen to oversee finance operation

13-Feb-2017 | By

Former Prescience exec [pictured left] will head up Redeeming Features Capital.

Run The Tide

Premiere picks up Taylor Lautner drama 'Run The Tide'

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lautner stars as a young man dealing with his drug addict mother.

New Trial

Kim Tae-yun’s innocence drama 'New Trial' heads to Japan

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales agent has signed a deal with Japanese distributor New Select.

The Final Master

'The Final Master' wins at Berlin's Asian Brilliant Stars

13-Feb-2017 | By

Xu Haofeng took best director for his martial arts film at the inaugural edition of the event.

China

Huayi Brothers, Donwa Pictures set for Berlin's Bridging The Dragon

13-Feb-2017 | By

Third edition of production forum will be held at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb 15.

Hrvoje Hribar

Croatian Audiovisual Centre chief exec steps down

13-Feb-2017 | By

Hrvoje Hribar is resigning from his post after seven years.

Farinelli

Atlas picks up Gérard Corbiau's 'Saving Mozart'

13-Feb-2017 | By

Belgian director is mosted noted for his 1994 biographical drama Farinelli [pictured].

Water And Sugar

Carlo Di Palma doc sells to UK, Spain

13-Feb-2017 | By

Water And Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours Of Life premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.

Red Christmas

Aussie horror-comedy 'Red Christmas' goes to Devilworks

13-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit has also struck a deal on Lemon Tree Passage to the US.

Bafta masks

Baftas 2017: The winners’ speeches

12-Feb-2017 | By Sam Warner

Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?

BAFTA

Baftas 2017: Full list of winners

12-Feb-2017

La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.

Gerard Butler

China’s Hishow swoops on 'Hunter Killer', 'Escobar'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The deal is understood to be in the region of $10m, making it one of the biggest deals of the EFM.

Thelma

Joachim Trier’s 'Thelma' racks up first sales for Memento

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film shot in Oslo in September is due to be delivered this spring.

Four Tops

Universal Music Group relaunches Polygram label, sets Motown doc

12-Feb-2017 | By

LA company launches Motown documentary with Berry Gordy.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' opens on $100m international

12-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office. 

Donald Trump

Eight talking points ahead of the Baftas

12-Feb-2017 | By

From La La Land’s potential sweep to an overlooked diversity conundrum, Screen weighs in.

Portugal

Portugal launches tax rebate

12-Feb-2017 | By

Production incentive set to be operational by March 2017.

Lego Batman

'The Lego Batman Movie' wins North American box office on $56m

12-Feb-2017 | By

Warner Bros’ family tentpole emerged top of a pack of new releases that included Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate-Summit’s John Wick: Chapter Two.

Beauty and the dogs

Lucrecia Martel, Paulo Branco join Qumra masters as 2017 projects revealed

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Upcoming films by Babak Jalali,  Kaouther Ben Hania and Bassem among the 34 projects due to attend this year.

Diego Luna Rogue One

Screen Time: Berlin jury member Diego Luna talks Mexico, Trump and 'Rogue One' (video)

12-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

WATCH: Screen interviews the Mexican actor-director-producer at the 2017 Berlinale.

Oleg Sentsov at Berlin

Berlinale industry show solidarity for imprisoned Oleg Sentsov

12-Feb-2017 | By

Agnieszka Holland among those to voice concern for the Ukrainian director’s ongoing incarceration.

Ken Loach

Ken Loach slams government in Bafta speech for 'I, Daniel Blake'

12-Feb-2017 | By

Director delivers fiery acceptance speech after winning Outstanding British Film.

IFC buys Armando Iannucci’s 'The Death Of Stalin'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The seven-figure North American deal came together quickly in Berlin on Saturday and reunites the distributor and director of In The Loop.

Galveston Ben Foster

First look at Ben Foster in Nic Pizzalotto thriller 'Galveston'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mélanie Laurent-directed revenge-thriller is now underway in Georgia; cast rounds out.

Jerusalem Film Festival

Jerusalem fest launches festival-focused industry strand

12-Feb-2017 | By

The event will provide a platform for festival professionals to discuss key topics; delegates from Berlin, Sundance, Venice and Karlovy Vary expected to attend.

Manifesto

Cate Blanchett multi-character drama 'Manifesto' goes to Soda, NonStop

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent The Match Factory scores UK, Scandinavia deals on hot EFM title.

Bold Films

Bold Films expands global output deals

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based production outfit has new output deals with territories including the Middle East, Latin America, and Scandinvia.

Olivier Megaton

Olivier Megaton unveils conman doc at the EFM

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at EFM. 

Sami Blood

'Sami Blood' scores more deals

12-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: As the Berlinale NATIVe selection wins another top prize in Santa Barbara, LevelK closes deals with four more buyers.

Pendular

Still Moving broadens slate into Arab cinema 

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales and production company fills out slate with upcoming films by the Alayan brothers and new Egyptian title.

The Hippopotamus

Truffle Pictures scores key 'Hippopotamus' deals

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel.

Paths

Loco takes on German debut 'Paths' ahead of Berlin debut

12-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in festival’s Perspective Deutsches Kino programme on Feb 13.

The Evil In Us

Studiocanal, RLJ Entertainment grab horror movie 'The Evil In Us'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent Raven Banner has inked a series of deals on the title.

Lino 3D

FilmSharks to handle 'Lino 3D' sales for Fox International

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family animation will open in Latin America later this year.

Indie Vision

Russia's Indie Vision inks deals on first EFM slate

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company scores sales on titles inlcuding Middleground, Petersburg, A Selfie, and Aestetik.

Arkie

Canada's Nitrogen Studios boards animation 'Arkie'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nitrogen joins The Lost Thing producers Passion Pictures Australia on the project.

Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk

Summerside picks up Finnish hit 'Ricky Rapper And The Nighthawk'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Family film has been a box office success in its native Finland.

Blind Sun

Reel Suspects inks 'Blind Sun' deal with Shudder

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Reed Suspects also closes further deals on its EFM slate.

March Of The Penguins

'March Of The Penguins 2', 'Lumiere!' head to Benelux

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Septmber Films has inked deals for multiple titles.

Toby Fell-Holden

Western Edge plot Star of Tomorrow Toby Fell-Holden’s feature debut

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Incident follows a teenage girl who is the subject of a witch hunt at her school.

You Mean The World To Me

Good Move picks up Malaysian drama 'You Mean The World To Me'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Yann Yann Yeo, Swee Lin Neo and Frederick Lee star.

lazlo nemes

Hungarian Film Fund rolls big on Laszlo Nemes' 'Sunset'

12-Feb-2017 | By

The organisation is heavily backing the next film from the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul director.

China

Chinese online portal MEIFine claims quota free access

12-Feb-2017 | By

Steve Wang of Worldwide Business Team and Craig Santy’s Great Eastern International will over foreign content acquisitions.

Morena Baccarin

Morena Baccarin boards animation 'Elliott The Littlest Reindeer'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Homeland actress joins voice cast of family animation.

You Can't Escape Lithuania

Wavelength secures French deal for 'You Can't Escape Lithuania'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LGBT road movie goes to Optimale; Slingshot Films picks up Ivan.

Little Pink House

Film Mode boards 'Little Pink House'

12-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Balaker’s drama premiered at Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this month.

Dave Bautista

US Briefs: Dave Bautista joins 'Hotel Artemis'

11-Feb-2017 | By

The Guardians Of The Galaxy star will join Jodie Foster in The Ink Factory’s thriller about a nurse at a hospital for criminals who suspects one of her charges is planning an assassination.

Fighting With My Family

MGM in lavish worldwide deal for 'Fighting With My Family'

11-Feb-2017 | By

In one of the biggest EFM deals ever, the studio has paid what Screen understands to be in the mid-teens for the upcoming comedy drama.

Manifesto

Cate Blanchett-starring 'Manifesto' racks up further sales

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals have gone to multiple territories including Italy and Australia.

Werk Ohne Autor

Curzon AE, Rai, Diaphana board 'Werk Ohne Autor'

11-Feb-2017 | By

Beta Cinema has inked key deals on the drama starring Tom Schilling [pictured], Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer.

The Ghoul

Arrow takes multiple territories on 'The Ghoul'

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Ben Wheatley executive produced Gareth Tunley’s debut feature which was BIFA nominated and premiered at LFF.

Anna Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy in talks to join 'The Sea Change'

11-Feb-2017 | By

The rising star is circling the romantic drama that Rocket Science has introduced to world buyers in Berlin.  

The Lunchbox

'The Lunchbox' star Nimrat Kaur boards 'Tip Top Taj Mahal'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: C International Sales has picked up the project’s international rights.

Guy Pearce Toni Collette

Celluloid Dreams scores pre-sales on Guy Pearce, Toni Collette romantic thriller

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble romantic thriller Andorra, also featuring Gillian Anderson secures German distribution.

Pre-nup

Emile Hirsch, Alice Eve and Vanessa Hudgens join 'The Pre-Nup'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynn will direct the romantic comedy.

On Chesil Beach

First look: Saoirse Ronan, Billy Howle in 'On Chesil Beach'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Brooklyn star in drama from Carol producers.

Gurinder Chadha

Gurinder Chadha spies two new projects

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.

Ode To My Father

Salman Khan boards 'Ode To My Father' Indian remake

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Reel Life Production takes remake rights to Korean epic Ode To My Father from CJ Entertainment.

The Wound

Berlin Panorama title 'The Wound' gets US deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired the Sundance premiere.

Inseparables

FilmSharks cuts US deal on 'Inseparables'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Marcos Carnevale’s Argentinian remake of Intouchables starring Coppa Volpi winner Oscar Martinez continues to be a hot seller for Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based sales company.

Octavio Is Dead

First look: Sarah Gadon's radical new look in 'Octavio Is Dead!'

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: WTFilms reveals the first image of Sook-Yin Lee’s new feature.

Jakub Gierszal

Jakub Gierszal to play math genius in 'Adventures Of A Mathematician'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Shooting Star joins Thor Klein’s feature; Solo Productions also sign on.

Our Patriots

Other Angle boards Senegalese resistance fighter drama 'Our Patriots'

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.

Arto Halonen

AMBI picks up Scandi thriller 'Guardian Angel'

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.

Highlander

'Sin City', 'Wild Tales' producers team for Gregory Widen fantasy movie

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highlander creator to direct first film since The Prophecy; team also includes UK outfit Bad Penny Productions.

DeDe

F&ME's busy co-pro slate includes feature debut from 'Gomorra' writer Braucci

11-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: F&ME slate includes two projects with Ida writer Rebecca Lenckiewicz; plus Streetkids United III.

Stonehead

Swen Group takes Berlin Generation title 'Stonehead'

11-Feb-2017 | By

Chinese director Zhao Xiang makes his feature debut on the title.

Holy Air

New Europe takes Israeli comedy 'Holy Air' to EFM

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Shady Srour as a man who provides for his family by selling bottled holy air.

It Stains The Sands Red

MPI Media launches zombie thriller 'It Stains The Sands Red'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also has two documentaries on its EFM slate.

Moka

Psychological thriller 'Moka' gets North American deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Frédéric Mermoud’s latest stars Emmanuelle Devos.

First Round Down

Heist comedy 'First Round Down' gets sales deal

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian outfit Marina Cordoni Entertainment is taking the title to the EFM.

Hero With A Thousand Faces

Film Mode launches doc arm with 'Blackfish' producers' ebola film

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces which features Barack Obama and Jon Stewart.

Body Electric

M-Appeal racks up EFM sales

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals include for The Fool, The Major, Without Name and Body Electric [pictured].

Access All Areas

Spotlight picks up UK coming of age film 'Access All Areas' starring Ella Purnell

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film shot on location at Bestival in UK.

The Little Film Company

Little Film Company boards 'Boogie Man'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age tale stars Ankush Khanna.

Attraction

Fedor Bondarchuk’s sci-fi epic 'Attraction' scores Latin American, Indian deals

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Art Pictures has now sold Attraction to 74 countries.

part time spy

M-Line scores sales on trio of titles

11-Feb-2017 | By

Missing, Derailed and Part-Time Spy all clock deals.

Trainer

Mindjazz Pictures International strikes deals with Netflix, KMBO

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has taken world rights to Trainer!, a documentary about coaches in Germany’s Bundesliga.

Rabbit School

Shooting Star Louis Hofmann join animation 'The Heinzels'

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hofmann will voice a character in the feature from the producers of Rabbit School.

Its The Law

True Colours adds trio of titles to EFM slate

11-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales outfit picks up Ride, It’s The Law, and Two Irenes.

78 52

Dogwoof clocks up deals on EFM slate

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary company closes sales on 78/52, Dries, and Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.

Archstone takes unofficial 'Chariots Of Fire' sequel starring Joseph Fiennes to EFM

11-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Flying Scotsman stars Fiennes as Eric Liddell.

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi to direct Michael Jackson Chimp animation 'Bubbles'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Hunt For The Wilderpeople director boards stop-motion feature; Rocket Science is handling sales.

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei, Participant Media, AC Films team up on 'Human Flow'

10-Feb-2017 | By

The dissident Chinese filmmaker is in post-production on the global refugee crisis documentary.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning to star in Max Minghella directorial debut 'Teen Spirit'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Actress to play aspiring pop star in Mister Smith Entertainment project.

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein reveals surprise favourite 'movie' and how John Kerry intervened to help 'Lion'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Hollywood boss also praised Oscar boycott director Asghar Farhadi during speech in London.

US Briefs: The Exchange closes UK deal on 'Patrick'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK has picked up the comedy that reunites Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie director Mandie Fletcher with Jennifer Saunders and will distribute through Buena Vista International.

Manifesto

Cate Blanchett-starring 'Manifesto' gets North American deal

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Match Factory is selling Julian Rosefeldt’s Sundance hit, which screens at EFM today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Alexander Skarsgard Peter Dinklage

Alexander Skarsgard, Peter Dinklage sign up for 'The Dwarf'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Renaissance action film is being represented by Fortitude at this week’s EFM.

Silvio Soldini

Celluloid Dreams picks up Soldini, Tullio Giordana titles

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Celluloid sets down at EFM with biggest slate in years, adding two new Italian productions.

The Quake

TrustNordisk inks 'The Quake' pre-sales

10-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Disaster film from The Wave producers will shoot in autumn; sales include for Germany, China, Latin America and more.

'Earth' sequel heads to France, Italy, Benelux, Asia

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.

Insyriated

Berlin: first trailer for Syria drama 'Insyriated'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in Berlin’s Panorama strand on Saturday (Feb 11).

Darkness Rising

Raven Banner launches EFM sales on 'Darkness Rising'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre specialist has boarded international sales for EFM on Austin Reading’s horror sci-fi.

Voltage boards thriller 'Escape Room'

10-Feb-2017 | By

US sales outfit is also representing Maisie Williams drama Departures at this week’s EFM.

Cargo

Netflix swoops on world rights to Martin Freeman zombie movie

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.

felicite

Berlin competition drama 'Félicité' scores sales for Jour2fête

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Alain Gomis’s film is set against the backdrop of Congo’s vibrant music scene.

Carnival

Robert Stromberg to direct noir thriller 'Carnival'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures fully finances and represents world sales at the EFM.

Ethan Hawke

Sam Rockwell, Richard Linklater join Ethan Hawke directing debut

10-Feb-2017 | By

Additional cast of the country & western drama Blaze include Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke himself.

Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac to star in Storyscape’s 'The Garbo Network'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Los Angeles-based production company has unveiled details of its Second World War double agent thriller.

STXinternational in talks with EFM buyers on 'Black Hole'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Brad Peyton’s action thriller follows a scratch team of scientists, military and astronauts that scrambles to save earth from catastrophe.

In Loco Parentis

Magnolia takes world on 'In Loco Parentis'

10-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired Neasa Ní Chianáin’s recent Sundance world premiere and begun talks with international buyers in Berlin.

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage China promotion

'XXX: Return Of Xander Cage' in record China bow

10-Feb-2017 | By

Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.

Hugo Becker

Versatile launches crime thriller 'Döner' with Jean Luc Herbulot

10-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Becker [pictured] stars in project from the director of Dealer.

BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2017 dates

10-Feb-2017 | By

Submissions now open for 61st edition of LFF.

Errementari: The Blacksmith And The Devil

Producer Alex de la Iglesia boards fantasy tale 'Errementari'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish director-producer to co-produce fantasy tale; first image from production.

Ron Perlman

WestEnd launches Cuban comedy with Ron Perlman

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cuban-Spanish cosmonaut comedy Sergio & Sergei is directed by Ernesto Daranas.

EFM

Saban Films acquires sci-fi 'Redivider' from FilmNation

10-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor announced at the EFM it has picked up North American rights to Tim Smit’s sci-fi starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe.

Leaning Into The Wind

Mongrel takes Thomas Riedelsheimer’s 'Leaning Into The Wind'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary sees director Riedelsheimer revisiting artist Andy Goldsworthy.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill, Ben Kingsley to star in 'Nomis'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Fortitude International is handling sales on the psychological thriller at the EFM.

Saigon Bodyguards

CJ strikes twice in Japan, with deals on 'Master', 'Saigon Bodyguards'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Korean sales company also reports brisk pre-sales on Confidential Assignment and Fabricated City.

glass garden

Finecut adds 'Glass Garden', 'True Fiction' to sales slate

10-Feb-2017 | By

South Korean sales company picks up fantasy mystery by Shin Su-won and suspense thriller by Kim Jin-mook.

Studio Babelsberg

German studios, producers rally for a more competitive incentive

10-Feb-2017 | By

“Germany doesn’t exist on the map – at least for US producers,” says Studio Babelsberg CEO Christoph Fisser.

Breaking Brooklyn

Premiere picks up dance drama 'Breaking Brooklyn'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Becker directs the story of a homeless dancer and his brother.

Love Is Thicker Than Water

UK-Dutch comedy 'Love Is Thicker Than Water' gets US deal

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jinga Films handles international sales on romantic drama.

It Hurts So Much

Incredible picks up dementia doc 'It Hurts So Much'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Heleen van Royen directs the documentary about her mother’s suffering with dementia.

Max Hubacher

Robert Schwentke's 'The Captain' underway in Görlitz

10-Feb-2017 | By

Emerging talent Max Hubacher [pictured] stars in Second World War drama.

Almost Coming Almost Dying

Gaga Corp picks up manga adaptation 'Almost Coming, Almost Dying'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toshimasa Kobayashi makes his feature debut with the manga adaptation

Let Me Go

Evolutionary Films expands into UK distribution

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The production and sales outfit will offer theatrical releases of Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go and John Adams’ horror AUX.

Wolves

Lotus boards EFM sales on Michael Shannon drama 'Wolves'

10-Feb-2017 | By

Lotus Entertainment has launched international sales in Berlin on Wolves starring two-time Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino.  

China

Chinese state media says film quota may expand

10-Feb-2017 | By

Chinese newspaper predicts more than a dozen films will be added to the existing quota.

Mary Poppins Returns

Production begins on 'Mary Poppins Returns' starring Emily Blunt

10-Feb-2017 | By

Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, with Rob Marshall directing.

Stray Nightingale

Village Inc flies to Berlin with new international cut of 'Stray Nightingale'

10-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lavish stage play filmed using ‘Geki Cine’ style with 20 HD cameras.

The Girl With All The Gifts

London Screenings 2017 dates unveiled

10-Feb-2017 | By

Details of UK showcase for global film buyers announced.

Emma Watts

Emma Watts named Twentieth Century Fox Film vice-chairman

9-Feb-2017 | By

Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced the long-time executive’s promotion on Thursday.

Keanu Reeves

Lionsgate snaps up US rights to 'Rally Car'

9-Feb-2017 | By

The company announced in Berlin on Thursday it had acquired Olivier Megaton’s upcoming action film to star Keanu Reeves.

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' team distance themselves from US remake

9-Feb-2017 | By

Producers and director confirm negotiations but won’t be involved.

A Fantastic Woman

Sony Pictures Classics takes Berlin competition title 'A Fantastic Woman'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Sebastián Lelio’s latest, exec produced by Pablo Larrain, is set to premiere in Berlin on Sunday.

barry keoghan

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Barry Keoghan joins 'American Animals'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Udo Kier have joined the heist film alongside previously announced Evan Peters.

Fifty Shades Darker

'Fifty Shades Darker' launches worldwide

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers to star in 'Del' for Covert Media

9-Feb-2017 | By

The comic will star as his own mentor and legendary teacher Del Close in the comedy Del.

Fortissimo Films

Fortissimo set to relaunch with Chinese backers

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: European sales company filed for bankruptcy last summer.

You Are Killing Me Susana

FilmSharks picks up 'You're Killing Me Susana' with Gael Garcia Bernal

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Sneider’s comedic drama will be released in US by Hola Mexico Distribution.

Celluloid boards Andre Téchiné's identity drama 'Golden Years'

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Pierre Deladonchamps and Céline Sallette

Finding Steve McQueen

Open Road to go wide in US on Travis Fimmel, Forest Whitaker heist movie

9-Feb-2017 | By

Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the EFM by Ambi.

Maisie Williams, Asa Butterfield spark to Voltage's 'Departures'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Voltage Pictures will fully finance and co-produce the drama with BCDF Pictures. Talks are underway with buyers in Berlin.

Prince

Wild Bunch boards Prince documentary 'Pop Life'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French photographer, art director and Prince aficionado Mathieu Bitton co-directs.

Bright Weakness

Gaumont reunites with Guillaume Gallienne for 'Bright Weakness'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company releases first image of Adeline D’Hermy in lead role of fragile actress.

Halloween

David Gordon Green, Danny McBride join 'Halloween' reboot

9-Feb-2017 | By

John Carpenter announced the developed via his Facebook page on Thursday.

Pecking Order

Seville moves for poultry doc 'Pecking Order'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit is representing the project at the EFM.

Illicit

US Briefs: Breaking Glass Pictures takes North American rights to 'Illicit'

9-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Corey Grant’s thriller received its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival.

Manchester By The Sea

Focus promotes Kiska Higgs to oversee acquisitions, co-productions

9-Feb-2017 | By

Executive most recently served as vice-president of acquisitions and played key role in Manchester By The Sea, Loving acquisitions.

Bill Bromiley

Saban Films duo extend contracts through 2020

9-Feb-2017 | By

Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and CFO Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based distributor through 2020.

Susan Wendt Rikke Ennis

TrustNordisk plans 'ministudio' model and move into TV drama

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Susan Wendt promoted to director of international sales & marketing as CEO Rikke Ennis concentrates more on content development.

chan Redford

Robert Redford, Jackie Chan join 'Earth' sequel

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Redford, Chan to narrate English and Mandarin versions of BBC documentary sequel; Goldcrest handles sales.

Sebastian Koch

Sebastian Koch joins Bloom EFM sales title 'Bel Canto'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Ahead of start of production in New York on Monday [13], Sebastian Koch, Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert have joined the romantic drama as Bloom continues sales at the EFM.

New Regency, Amazon strike international deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

Prime Video has become the home to a library that includes Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Heat.

Inland Road

LevelK takes Berlin Generation titles 'Inland Road' and 'Oskar's America'

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards pair of Berlin world premieres.

Pop Aye

Cercamon inks sales on Sundance hit 'Pop Aye'

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Thailand-set film goes to France, Germany, Australia and Sweden.

Fireworks

Toho reteams with 'Your Name' producer for 'Fireworks'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Genki Kawamura and Japanese studio Toho are partnering again after global success of Your Name.

Flammable Children

First look: Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce ignite 'Flammable Children'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.

The Prison

Showbox inks key territories on crime thriller 'Prison'

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Showbox pre-sells film to UK, North America, China, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan and Philippines.

against-the-law

BFI Flare festival to open with world premiere of political drama 'Against The Law'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss star in story about 1967 Sexual Offences Act.

Gent

Flanders Image rebrands NeXT for second edition

9-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Industry event also expands meeting opportunities and adds TV series.

Russian animation 'Snow Queen 3' gets France deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Universal/KLB to release in French cinemas in winter 2017-2018.

The Cuban Way

'The Cuban Way' music doc acquired by The Works International

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Footage from the Cuban music-dance doc will be screened at the EFM in Berlin.

Blind

Vertical Entertainment strikes North American deal on Foresight's 'Blind'

9-Feb-2017 | By

Romantic drama stars Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.

Fox International

Fox lines up first Indonesian co-production

9-Feb-2017 | By

Deal sees Fox partner with Lifelike Pictures.

Sarah Cox

Aardman hires Sarah Cox as executive creative director

9-Feb-2017 | By

Former ArthurCox founder will oversee a new slate of Aardman projects.

Tokyo Film Festival

Tokyo film market moves to Ikebukuro

9-Feb-2017 | By

TIFFCOM moving away from current site Odaiba.

Hot Property

MyAnna Buring comedy 'Hot Property' gets international sales deal

9-Feb-2017 | By

“Un-romantic comedy” has been picked up by Octane Entertainment ahead of the EFM.

Pilgrimage

Tom Holland thriller 'Pilgrimage' journeys to RLJ Entertainment

9-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired all US rights to the Irish action thriller in what sources said was a seven-figure deal with XYZ Films and WME Global.

Menashe

Mongrel International signs 'Menashe' deals for France, Australia, Canada

9-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International closes key territories on the Yiddish-language Sundance hit, which screens at Berlinale Forum.

The Paris Opera

Music documentary 'The Paris Opera' sells to Japan's Gaga

9-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Films Du Losange sells Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron’s feature documentary The Paris Opera to Japan’s Gaga.

Josef Bierbichler

Beta to sell X Filme drama, TV series 'Babylon Berlin' inks deals

9-Feb-2017 | By

X Filme board Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.

Martin Scorsese Robert De Niro Al Pacino

STX reveals UK distribution slate, growth plan

8-Feb-2017 | By

Andy Serkis’ Breathe, Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift among lineup; UK division will also release Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.

When The Bough Breaks

US Briefs: Gravitas boards 'When The Bough Breaks' narrated by Brooke Shields

8-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The distributor has acquired the documentary about post-partum depression and will release digitally on iTunes on March 14.

Dayveon

Visit films to sell Berlinale selections 'the bomb', 'Dayveon'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe arrives at the EFM with a sales roster that includes Sundance premieres Family Life and Columbus, Rotterdam entries X500 and Rat Film, and Oscar-nominated Tanna.

Bruno Dumont

Memento Films commits to Bruno Dumont's Joan of Arc film 'Jeannette'

8-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Luxbox unveils first deals on Dumont’s musical film.

Olivia Munn

IFT to launch Berlin sales on Olivia Munn comedy 'Dick Move'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust will kick off sales in Berlin on the comedy from Benaroya Pictures and Rough House Pictures.

Gold

FilmNation subsidiary sues TWC over 'Gold' release

8-Feb-2017 | By

Speedee Distribution on Wednesday sued The Weinstein Company (TWC) for releasing Gold too close to The Founder and is seeking $15m in liquidated damages.

racer and the jailbird

Matthias Schoenaerts thriller 'Racer And The Jailbird' lands at Neon

8-Feb-2017 | By

The North American rights deal with Wild Bunch on the romantic thriller marks another early buy for the recently launched company headed by Tom Quinn and Tim League.

Prevenge

Alice Lowe horror comedy 'Prevenge' finds North American home at Shudder

8-Feb-2017 | By

The streaming service is planning its first theatrical release after acquiring the British star’s feature directorial debut.

Victor Borge

Kim Magnusson to produce Victor Borge TV series and film

8-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Life of Danish-American comedian Borge set for the big screen treatment.

TEgel

Berlin-bound industry caught in travel chaos

8-Feb-2017 | By

Strikes at Tegel and Schönefeld airports and by BA cabin crew cause delays.

Mel Brooks

Mel Brooks awarded 2017 Bafta Fellowship

8-Feb-2017 | By

“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honour.”

Octane Entertainment launches EFM sales on 'Carter & June'

8-Feb-2017 | By

Jack Campbell and his sales team arrive in Berlin with worldwide rights to the heist caper from Napoleon Dynamite producer Sean Covel.

Toni Erdmann

Jack Nicholson, Kristen Wiig to star in 'Toni Erdmann' remake

8-Feb-2017 | By

Nicholson is coming out of retirement for the English-language remake of Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated comedy.

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

Aubrey Plaza, Jemaine Clement join new film from director of 'The Greasy Strangler'

8-Feb-2017 | By

Emile Hirsch, Matt Berry and Craig Robinson also in the cast for ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’.

The Marker

Truffle Pictures swoops on thriller 'The Marker'

8-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Crime film from director Justin Edgar is being launched at EFM.

Korea

Korean filmmakers protest government blacklist

8-Feb-2017 | By

Film professionals call for resignation of KOFIC chairman and Busan mayor over government’s suppression of filmmakers and content.

Eva Green Gemma Arterton

Eva Green, Gemma Arterton board lesbian romance 'Vita & Virginia'

8-Feb-2017 | By

Burn Burn Burn director Chanya Button is directing the project, which is being launched at the EFM.

EFM

'Star Wars' spoof on Covert EFM sales slate

8-Feb-2017 | By

Scary Movie franchise creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.

Jacob Tremblay

Jacob Tremblay joins 'The Death And Life Of John F. Donovan'

8-Feb-2017 | By

The star of last year’s Oscar contender Room has come on board Xavier Dolan’s drama, which is shooting now in Montreal.

Sam Rockwell

US Briefs: Sam Rockwell to star in 'We’re Just Married'

7-Feb-2017 | By

The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea and his team kick off pre-sales at the EFM in Berlin this week on the title.

Alexander McQueen

EFM: Alexander McQueen doc in early production

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Embankment to launch feature doc from Churchill producers.

Stephen Merchant

EFM: Stephen Merchant to direct Florence Pugh in WWE movie

7-Feb-2017 | By

The co-creator of The Office will direct Fighting With My Family, with Dwayne Johnson producing.

Ellen Burstyn

EFM: Ellen Burstyn to make directorial debut on 'Bathing Flo'

7-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

QC Entertainment will produce and finance the comedic drama and represents sales rights with ICM Partners in Berlin.

Rosamund_Pike

EFM: Production wraps on Entebbe thriller

7-Feb-2017 | By

Participant Media and Working Title announced on Tuesday that José Padilha has finished principal photography on Untitled Entebbe Project starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl.

Bloom Yesterday

Beta scores slate deals in key markets

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Haenel comedy, Stefan Ruzowitzky thriller, Norwegian drama sell to key territories.

New Life

EFM: Cinema Management Group to sell Argentum’s 'New Life'

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based outfit kicks off international sales this week in Berlin on the romance staring Erin Bethea and Jonathan Patrick Moore.

MK2, Protagonist pact for Pawel Pawlikowski’s 'Cold War'

7-Feb-2017 | By

Ida director’s latest feature is a romance set in Europe in the 1950s; Curzon Artificial Eye will release in the UK.

SXSW

'PIG: The Final Screenings' lands SXSW Midnighters slot

7-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Adam Mason’s gender politics satire will receive its world premiere as festival brass announced the remaining line-up for the event set to run in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.

Bafta masks

Bafta improves diversity initiatives in response to new report

7-Feb-2017 | By

Research highlights problems with class and “unconscious bias”.

Maliglutit

Telefilm Canada in C$20m indigenous film pledge

7-Feb-2017 | By

Five-year support initiative to launch in April; comes on eve of Berlinale’s NATIVe programme.

Lea Seydoux

Lea Seydoux boards Vinterberg’s Kursk submarine drama

7-Feb-2017 | By Louise Tutt

Bond actress joins project about the Russian submarine disaster.

Daniel Robey Sam Cryer

Marketing companies Think Jam, Intermission strike partnership

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Two companies forge alliance and plan US expansion.

nicki hattingh

New Sparta Films MD Nicki Hattingh resigns

7-Feb-2017 | By

Head of production Chris Simon will lead the production-finance outfit.

Dina

Sundance-winning doc 'Dina' gets sales, distribution deal

7-Feb-2017 | By

Dogwoof has taken UK distribution rights and will also handle international sales on the title.

Rosamund Pike

Filming wraps on José Padilha hijacking thriller starring Rosamund Pike

7-Feb-2017 | By

Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan also star in project based on real events.

Raising films

New fund to help parents in UK film and TV industry announced

7-Feb-2017 | By Louise Tutt

Family Support Fund launched by CTBF and Raising Films will help cover childcare costs.

Glory (2016)

Wide Management unveils 'Glory' sales on eve of EFM

7-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian drama has sold to more than 20 territories since premiering at Locarno.

The Third Wave

First image of Ellen Page in David Freyne's 'The Third Wave'

7-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Bac Films to premiere first images of Ellen Page-starrer at EFM.

Tiger Girl

'Tiger Girl' first English trailer

7-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New film from Jakob Lass premieres in Berlin.

Quinquin

EFM: Doc & Film to launch second season of Bruno Dumont's 'Li’l Quinquin'

6-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: New series to introduce sci-fi elements and touch on both migrant crisis and rise of populist politics.

Michael Sheen

EFM: Michael Sheen, Michelle Monaghan join 'The Price Of Admission'

6-Feb-2017 | By

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has come on board to commence international sales in Berlin this week.

Shailene Woodley

US Briefs: Shailene Woodley in talks to star in survival drama 'Adrift'

6-Feb-2017 | By

STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, is in final negotiations to produce and distribute the feature that Baltasar Kormákur will direct through his RVK Studios.

Fede Alvarez

Fede Alvarez, Good Universe form Bad Hombre

6-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The new venture will produce films across the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres.

EFM: Brenton Thwaites to star in 'Ghosts Of War'

6-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Highland Film Group kicks off pre-sales in Berlin this week on Miscellaneous Entertainment’s supernatural psychological thriller. CAA will represent North American rights.

EFM

EFM: Content Media, CNN Films board 'Elián'

6-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell co-direct story of Elián Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who made headlines when he was rescued at sea and become centre of custody battle.

Sing

UK box office: 'Sing' retains UK lead

6-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

La La Land becomes Lionsgate’s fourth highest-grossing release of all time.

Giles Edwards earns MPI Media Group stripes

6-Feb-2017 | By

The executive flies into Berlin this week and has been named head of acquisitions and development, Europe.

Live By Night

Ben Affleck’s 'Live By Night' breaks unwanted box office record

6-Feb-2017 | By

Gangster film suffered record third-week screen count drop in US.

Gods Own Country

Picturehouse takes Sundance hit 'God's Own Country' for UK

6-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire-set drama will have its European premiere at the Berlinale.

Werner Herzog

Cannes: Werner Herzog to receive Directors' Fortnight Carrosse d’Or Award

6-Feb-2017 | By

French Film Directors Guild to fete German legend.

Picturehouse

Lyn Goleby acquires Picturehouse distribution business

6-Feb-2017 | By

Marc Allenby is leaving Picturehouse to work with new distribution outfit.

The Square

Goteborg: first footage revealed from 'Borg/McEnroe', Ruben Ostlund's 'The Square'

6-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.

event cinema assocation

Picturehouse wins best distributor at ECA awards

6-Feb-2017 | By

Royal Opera House wins best content provider (UK), Fathom Events is named best distributor (US).

Kung Fu Yoga

Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga' tops record-breaking week at Chinese box office

6-Feb-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Kung Fu Yoga steals the crown; Journey To The West hits $200m; record Chinese New Year gross at $490m.

EFP

EFP 20th anniversay supplement

6-Feb-2017

Read Screen’s European Film Promotion supplement, which marks the organisation’s 20th anniversary.

Screen Feb 6

Screen February 2017

6-Feb-2017

Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a preview of the European Film Market in Berlin.

The Day Will Come

'The Day Will Come' claims top prize at Denmark’s Robert awards

6-Feb-2017 | By

Other winners included Parents; The Commune; In The Blood and The Neon Demon.

UK IN FOCUS

Screen, British Film Commission renew UK In Focus partnership

6-Feb-2017 | By Screen staff

The publication showcases the UK’s talent, facilities and locations available to film and television productions.

La La Land

Chinese trio rule, 'La La Land' hits $250m global (update)

5-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Kung Fu Yoga crossed the $200m mark while Lionsgate’s musical and Oscar frontrunner crossed $150m at the international box office and Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage reached $100m.

Split

'Split' stays top in North America, nears $100m (update)

5-Feb-2017 | By

FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Universal-Blumhouse’s James McAvoy horror hit held on to pole position in its third session during a typically lacklustre weekend as film-going makes way for Sunday’s American football Super Bowl final.

Sexy Durga

IFFR: Rotterdam winners announced

5-Feb-2017 | By

Sexy Durga, Rey and Moonlight win top prizes.  

A Monster Calls

'A Monster Calls', 'The Fury Of A Patient Man' share Goya glory

5-Feb-2017 | By Elisabet Cabeza

J.A. Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ novel wins nine awards at the Spanish Goyas but Raúl Arévalo’s debut as a director takes best film.

Dragon celebrating

Goteborg: Lucrative Dragon award goes to 'Sami Blood'

5-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other Winners include The War Show, Tom of Finland, Heartstone.

Kristin Scott Thomas

EFM: Kristin Scott Thomas to make directing debut on 'The Sea Change'

4-Feb-2017 | By

Rocket Science chief Thorsten Schumacher adds prestige title to Berlin sales slate.

Josh Hartnett

EFM: Josh Hartnett to star in thriller 'The Last Draw Of Jack Of Hearts'

4-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group will commences talks with worldwide buyers in Berlin.

The Strangers

EFM: Bloom to launch sales on 'The Strangers 2'

4-Feb-2017 | By

Alex Walton and his team head to Berlin with international rights to the long-awaited follow-up to the 2008 horror hit.

La La Land

Damien Chazelle wins DGA Award for 'La La Land'

4-Feb-2017 | By

First-time nominee cements status as Academy Award favourite.

Gerard Butler

EFM: Gerard Butler to star in 'Snow Ponies'

4-Feb-2017 | By

Sierra Affinity to launch international sales on action film in Berlin.

The Whale

EFM: TF1 to launch sales on Charlotte Rampling drama 'The Whale'

3-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Rampling in tale of identity loss and contemporary alienation.

Band Aid

IFC Films, SPWA acquire Sundance entry 'Band Aid'

3-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Zoe Lister-Jones’s film follows a feuding couple who use music as marriage therapy.

Adele

Ralph Fiennes’ Rudolf Nureyev drama sets cast, shoot, sales deal

3-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Exarchopoulos and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin will star in The White Crow; HanWay to handle world sales.

Bill Nighy

EFM: DDI to launch sales on 'Heidi: Queen Of The Mountain'

3-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: CEO Jason Moring of Toronto-based Double Dutch International heads to Berlin with worldwide rights to the celebrated Swiss story starring Bill Nighy.

Alex Russell

EFM: Highland Film Group to sell 'Attach'

3-Feb-2017 | By

Sci-fi thriller to star Alex Russell from Chronicle as a star athlete with bionic enhancements.

Daisy Ridley

Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley: Why I went on the women’s march

3-Feb-2017 | By

Actress also discusses The Eagle Huntress, Star Wars 8 and resisting Donald Trump.

Hampstead

The Weinstein Company acquires 'Hampstead'

3-Feb-2017 | By

Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star in London-set romance; TWC acquired from a promo reel.

XXX: The Return Of Xander

'XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage' eyes $100m international target

3-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile Paramount stablemate Rings circles 36 markets in day-and-date launch with North America.

Law Of The Land

EFM: LevelK boards Finnish thriller 'Law Of The Land'

3-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Jussi Hiltunen’s Lapland-set feature is screening at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market and Berlin’s EFM.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton feature documentary in the works

3-Feb-2017 | By

Director Lili Fini Zanuck partnering with Searching For Sugar Man producer John Battsek on the project.

EFM

EFM: The Exchange bulks up with 'We’re Just Married', Timothy Olyphant

3-Feb-2017 | By

Chris Messina joins Lily Rabe from American Horror Story on Berlin sales title We’re Just Married, which Rodrigo García will direct from a screenplay by David Rabe.

Rooney Mara

US Briefs: Sierra/Affinity to launch EFM sales on 'Vox Lux'

3-Feb-2017 | By

Nick Meyer and Jonathan Kier at the sales team will kick off talks with buyers on the project from Bold Films, for whom Sierra/Affinity handles exclusive sales.

Misfits

Genre-focused production outfit Misfits launches debut slate

3-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alleycats producer and director form London-based company.

Nostradamus presentation

Nostradamus report looks at problem of "too many films"

3-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Author Johanna Koljonen presents fourth Nostradamus report at the Goteborg Film Festival’s Nordic Film Market.

 Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives

Tribeca to open with doc about music mogul Clive Davis

2-Feb-2017 | By

Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire to perform in special concert.

Cries From Syria

Kew acquires Content Media Corp

2-Feb-2017 | By

The venture has bought six entertainment companies and their combined libraries for $104m, creating content hubs in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York.

The Secret Life Of Pets

Universal unveils Illumination roadmap through 2023

2-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Films from the animation studio launched by Chris Meledandri in 2007 have grossed more than $4bn worldwide.

Instructions Not Included

Globalgate adds partners from Brazil, Colombia

2-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Lionsgate’s local-language venture that launched in May last year has added Paris Filmes and Cine Colombia to 11-strong consortium of production and distribution partners.

Katee Sackhoff

EFM: Katee Sackhoff to star in sci-fi 'Origin Unknown'

2-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Content Media has come on to handle worldwide sales on the project, which is set to begin shooting in London later this month.

Penelope Cruz

Todd Solondz to direct 'Love Child' with Penelope Cruz, Edgar Ramirez

2-Feb-2017 | By

IMR International will kick off pre-sales in Berlin on the dark comedy to star Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.

EFM: Seville International boards 'Hochelaga, Land Of Souls'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Shooting underway in Montreal on historical drama features Vincent Perez and French-Canadian rapper Samian.

EFM: Zoe Saldana joins sci-fi thriller 'Hummingbird'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Fundamental Films will fully finance and produce the feature alongside Broken Road Productions.

Richard Linklater

EFM: FilmNation flies 'Flag' with Richard Linklater, Steve Carrell

2-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has boarded Amazon’s comedy-drama and sequel of sorts starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne.

Mary Witch flower

Altitude picks Studio Ponoc debut 'Mary And The Witch’s Flower'

2-Feb-2017 | By

The project is the first feature from former Studio Ghibli filmmakers Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.

The Charmer

EFM: Alma Cinema boards Milad Alami's identity drama 'The Charmer'

2-Feb-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company also due to launch sales on Guillaume Nicloux’s To The Ends Of The Earth and Roland Møller-starrer A Bluebird In My Heart.

Jodie Foster

EFM: Lionsgate International to sell Jodie Foster thriller 'Hotel Artemis'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Patrick Wachsberger and his team have added the thriller from The Ink Factory to their Berlin sales slate.

Harry Dixon

Film4 exec to join Tessa Ross-Juliette Howell indie House

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Former Film4 head of film finance Harry Dixon to join indie production outfit in March.

Screenwriter Peter Morgan speaks at the festival

Peter Morgan to receive BFI Fellowship

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Writer of The Crown, Frost/Nixon and The Queen to receive honour at annual BFI chairman’s dinner.

BFDG Awards

'Rogue One', 'High-Rise', 'Game Of Thrones' win at British Designers Guild awards

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

The film crews behind High-Rise, Rogue One, Victoria and Game Of Thrones scoop up awards at inaugural ceremony.

Til Schweiger

EFM: Picture Tree line-up includes Til Schweiger action-comedy

2-Feb-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Picture Tree International line-up also includes Jakob Lass’ Tiger Girl.

TV script prize

Goteborg TV Drama Vision: Scandi Sherlock Holmes, script winner details

2-Feb-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

Hanne Palmquist talks plans for HBO Nordic and Sherlock Holmes heads to Finland.

Journeys End

First look at Sam Claflin in WWI drama 'Journey's End'

2-Feb-2017 | By

Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in Saul Dibb’s adaptation.

channel 4

Channel 4 reigns at Broadcast Awards 2017

2-Feb-2017 | By Broadcast staff

Television industry awards crowned Warp’s This Is England ‘90 as best drama series.

Screen Jan 31 2017

Screen January 31 2017

2-Feb-2017

Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on the 2017 Oscar nominees and a Sundance deals round-up.

Slated Oscars research

Study: How Slated, Rotten Tomatoes can predict Oscar success

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New research by the online film marketplace Slated claims it can forecast Acadaemy Award success as early as development stage.

Keanu Reeves

EFM: Keanu Reeves to star in thriller 'Siberia'

1-Feb-2017 | By

IM Global will kick off pre-sales in Berlin through its Opus division in what is anticipated to be one of the main draws of the market.

Gaumont

Gaumont launches US film division

1-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Former Working Title executive Johanna Byer to oversee. English-language slate includes Train To Busan, Barbarella remakes.

Dina

The Orchard picks up Sundance documentary winner 'Dina'

1-Feb-2017 | By

The distributor plans an autumn release after closing a deal with Submarine for all North American rights.

 Rafe Spall

EFM: Sierra/Affinity Berlin-bound with 'The Ritual'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Serkis serves as executive producer on Scandinavia-set horror tale.

Daniel Day-Lewis

Focus begins production in London on PT Anderson fashion film

1-Feb-2017 | By

Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps have joined Daniel Day-Lewis on the London-set story.

Jeremy Renner

Open Road acquires AMBI animation 'Arctic Justice'

1-Feb-2017 | By

Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Omar Sy and John Cleese among voice cast.

Pari

IFFR: Topkapi, Le Bureau, Heretic pact for 'Pari'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set drama has been developed through Torino Film Lab and CineLink.

Cinemart

IFFR: CineMart crowns 2017 winners

1-Feb-2017 | By

Victors on the night included Russian-French co-pro Jumpman and UK ghost story Martyrs’ Lane.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

John Lennon And Yoko Ono film in the works

1-Feb-2017 | By

Michael De Luca Productions is working with Yoko Ono to produce the feature.

Propellor

IFFR: App dubbed 'Tinder for movies' wins at first Propellor tech event

1-Feb-2017 | By

The app gathers user-generated audience data and supplies it to film distributors and exhibitors.

Mel Gibson

EFM: Mel Gibson, Vince Vaughn reunite on 'Dragged Across Concrete'

1-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Bloom will launch pre-sales in Berlin on the thriller. S. Craig Zahler to direct.

Billie Piper

Samantha Morton, Billie Piper to star in family drama 'Two For Joy'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Blonde To Black Pictures to produce UK drama about mental illness and young carers.

Morfydd Clark

Morfydd Clark joins Dan Stevens in 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Clark will play Charles Dickens’ wife.

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Fernando Meirelles, Inna Modja board UN climate change doc

1-Feb-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye to direct The Great Green Wall for Make Productions.

Valkyrien

'Walter Presents' heads Stateside as SVoD

1-Feb-2017 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Channel 4’s foreign-language drama platform is to launch as a subscription service in the US in March, marking its first launch outside the UK.

Tribeca virtual reality

IFFR: VR Days highlights virtual reality potentials and limitations

1-Feb-2017 | By

Speakers debated VR’s place in the film industry, and how content can be successfully and profitably distributed.

Cindy Gardner

US Briefs: Cindy Gardner to head Universal corporate communications

1-Feb-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Universal has promoted Cindy Gardner to fill the role that Teri Everett will vacate when she departs the company later this month.

Bigger Than The Shining IFFR Mark Cousins

Mark Cousins destroys his own film with an axe at IFFR

1-Feb-2017 | By

British filmmaker’s unusual stunt made for one of the quirkier moments of IFFR 2017.

A Magical Substance Flows Into Me

IFFR: Palestine film-makers "need to make films on their own terms"

1-Feb-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Panel discussed the challenges of making different kinds of films in Palestine.

IFFR announce new details for video-on-demand platform

1-Feb-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Service, called ‘Unleashed’, will launch later this year.

Rotterdam

IFFR: Atom Egoyan signs up for 'Rotterdam, I Love You'

1-Feb-2017 | By

Other directors announced for portmanteau film include Paula van der Oest and Koen Mortier.

Propellor

IFFR: Inaugural Propellor Film Tech Hub kicks off with nine projects

1-Feb-2017 | By

One idea presented at the film industry futures event was dubbed “the Tinder for movies”.

Dont Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl

IFFR: Hubert Bals grant recipients discuss local distribution challenges

1-Feb-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

As the fund restructures, several previous grantees spoke on a Rotterdam panel about their struggles in local markets.

Marshall

US Briefs: Open Road sets release date for 'Marshall'

31-Jan-2017 | By

Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright’s 'Baby Driver' to premiere at SXSW

31-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The British director’s film about a young getaway driver will receive its world premiere as festival brass unveiled the features line-up set to screen in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.

Have A Nice Day

EFM: Memento boards China’s Golden Bear contender 'Have A Nice Day'

31-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Animated dark comedy set against contemporary small-town China is first Chinese animation to play at Berlinale.

Asghar Farhadi

AFI Conservatory blasts Trump travel ban

31-Jan-2017 | By

The Los Angeles institution has spoken out in the wake of the presidential executive order that prompted Iranian artist-in-residence Asghar Farhadi to boycott the Oscars.

Stephen Fry

GFM Films Berlin-bound with animation 'Duck Duck Goose' starring Stephen Fry

31-Jan-2017 | By

Voice cast also includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops and Carl Reiner.

Songbird

Cobie Smulders-Noel Clarke comedy secures world sales deal

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First look image of Unstoppable Entertainment comedy about a 90s Britpop singer.

Treasures

EFM: Park Circus to sell Damien Hirst film

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary about art project Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable also gets UK deal.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan to star in immigrant drama 'Sweetness In The Belly'

31-Jan-2017 | By

HanWay to sell film based on the novel by Camilla Gibb.

Menashe

A24 acquires Sundance entry 'Menashe'

31-Jan-2017 | By

The New York-based distributor has made its first foreign-language acquisition.

Arab Critics Awards

First Arab Critics Awards to launch at Cannes 2017

31-Jan-2017 | By

A 25-strong jury of critics will present five prizes to Arabic feature films that have played at international festivals.

Elon Doesnt Believe In Death

IFFR: Wide picks up Brazilian drama 'Elon Doesn't Believe In Death'

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Alves Jr.’s debut feature plays in IFFR’s Bright Futures programme.

Rotterdam Film Festival IFFR

IFFR: MUBI, Eurimages discuss alternative methods of film distribution

31-Jan-2017 | By

Panelists debated how the film industry could break “the bubble” of traditional distribution and exhibition models.

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq Khan offers update on major new London studio

31-Jan-2017 | By Nick Goundry

Studio could be located in Dagenham, according to London Mayor.

Berlin Jury

Berlin reveals jury, homage, Berlinale Camera recipients

31-Jan-2017 | By , Liz Hawkins

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diego Luna amongst those to join jury president Paul Verhoeven.

James Corden

James Corden joins UK production company Fulwell 73

31-Jan-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Corden joins company behind sports docs I Am Bolt and Class Of 92.

Lionsgate

Lionsgate UK signs first look deal with indie Bonafide

31-Jan-2017 | By Liz Hawkins

Deal with The Last Post producer further bolsters Lionsgate’s UK TV ambitions.

Journey To The West

'Journey To The West' sequel strikes gold at China box office

31-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Fantasy epic produced by Stephen Chow brings cheer to New Year Holiday.

Irish Film board

Neasa Hardiman, Neil Jordan projects receive Irish Film Board funding

31-Jan-2017 | By Esther McCarthy

Majority of production loans have gone to female directors.

Pedro Almodóvar

Pedro Almodóvar named Cannes jury president

31-Jan-2017 | By

Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”

Study indicates link between Netflix original content and stock price

31-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Research by Los Angeles-based group Parrot Analytics suggests a correlation between the demand for new original shows on the platform and its stock price.

The Triangle

108 Media unveils Madcap slate

31-Jan-2017 | By

The Toronto-based sales agent has announced several international acquisitions on its genre label heading into the EFM.

Isabelle Huppert

'Elle' triumphs at France's Lumière Awards

31-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

France’s foreign press corps also fete Divines, My Life As A Zucchini and The Death Of Louis XIV. French critics honour Elle in separate awards.

Batman v Superman

Colombian box office hits record heights in 2016

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Total grosses for the year climbed 7.9% on 2015 to reach approximately USD $174m.

Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi to step down as Doctor Who

30-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

The Glasgow-born actor announced during an interview on BBC Radio 2 that he will quit the show at the end of the year.

MPAA ‘concerned’ over Trump travel ban

30-Jan-2017 | By

“We firmly believe our country can both protect its national security and be a welcoming place for those who respect our values.”

Ben Affleck steps aside as 'The Batman' director

30-Jan-2017 | By

The star will still play the Caped Crusader and produce and wants to bring “focus, passion and the very best performance I can give.”

Weirdos

DDI to commence EFM sales on 'Weirdos'

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Bruce McDonald feature screens in the Berlinale and is up for six Canadian Screen Awards including best picture.

Sing

UK box office: 'Sing' scores show-stopping $13.1m debut

30-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s T2 Trainspotting records third biggest Fri-Sun opening for an 18-rated film with non-final $6.4m (£5.1m) debut.

Minghella

'La La Land' producer Fred Berger, Jamie Bell team for Max Minghella's directorial debut

30-Jan-2017 | By

Mister Smith to handle sales on Teen Spirit, also produced by Automatik.

Creative England

Creative England head of film steps down after four months

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Brek Taylor departs in latest blow to UK funding agency.

Mudbound

Netflix picks up Sundance hit 'Mudbound'

30-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The streaming platform has acquired US and multiple territory rights at the end of the festival in what was reportedly the biggest deal of Park City.

Hema Hema Sing Me a Song While I Wait

Jeremy Thomas condemns ban on Bhutanese drama 'Hema Hema'

30-Jan-2017 | By

Filmmakers submit letter to authorities regarding ban on Locarno and Toronto title.

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Amazon, Cinestaan team up for indie Indian films

30-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has exclusive streaming rights to films like The Land Of The Gods and A Death In The Gunj.

Journey To The West: The Demons Strike Back

Int'l box office: 'Journey To The West' scores record opening (update)

30-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

JANUARY 30 UPDATE: Fantasy sequel takes $52.5m on its opening day in China to dominate overseas box office.

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UK financiers team for UK-US film and TV fund

30-Jan-2017 | By

Hindsight and Head Gear are teaming on mezzannine fund.

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US Briefs: Filming begins on 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' starring Melissa McCarthy

30-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Project directed by The Diary Of A Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller.

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'La La Land' wins PGA 2017 award

29-Jan-2017 | By

Musical cements status as Oscar frontrunner.

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Sundance: 'I Don’t Feel At Home', 'Dina' among 2017 prize winners

29-Jan-2017 | By

The Sundance 2017 juries and audiences unveiled their picks on Saturday night.

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'Amour' star Emmanuelle Riva dies aged 89

29-Jan-2017 | By

French actress starred in new wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour.

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Iran's Asghar Farhadi to boycott Oscars over Trump visa ban

29-Jan-2017 | By

The Iranian Oscar winner and this year’s Oscar nominee with The Salesman has pulled out of next month’s ceremony and will not attend even if exceptions are made for him.

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'La La Land', 'Hidden Figures' cross $100m (update)

29-Jan-2017 | By

JANUARY 30 UPDATE: As Universal-Blumhouse’s horror hit Split stayed atop the North American charts on an confirmed $25.7m to surge to $77.4m after two weekends, a pair of Oscar contenders crossed the milestone.

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Emma Stone, Denzel Washington in SAG wins

29-Jan-2017 | By

La La Land star confirmed as Oscar favourite; Fences director-star in crucial win over Casey Affleck of Manchester By The Sea.

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IFFR: UK re-joining Eurimages is "wishful thinking" says Roberto Olla

29-Jan-2017 | By

Comments come as 10 countries set to sign the Council of Europe’s revised co-production convention in Rotterdam.

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IFFR: Dutch box office up in 2016 but local films underperformed

29-Jan-2017 | By

Netherlands suffered from a lack of domestic blockbusters last year, according to film fund CEO.  

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IFFR: Hubert Bals Fund restructures

29-Jan-2017 | By

Changes made to fund which support filmmakers from developing countries.

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IFFR: industry veterans debate importance of sales agents

29-Jan-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Panelists including Tribeca’s Frederic Boyer and Cercamon’s Sebastien Chesneau weighed in at the Rotterdam event.

Prevenge

IFFR Live showcased six films including 'Prevenge' and 'The Giant'

29-Jan-2017 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Event also featured Mister Universo, The Man, Home and A Wedding.

The Draft

IFFR: Details for Ivan Tverdovsky's 'Jumpman' and sci-fi 'The Draft' revealed

29-Jan-2017 | By

Producer Mila Rozanova also updates on other future projects.  

City Of Ghosts

Sundance: 'City Of Ghosts', 'Bushwick', 'Beach Rats' find homes

28-Jan-2017 | By

Deals continued to trickle in over closing weekend.

British legend John Hurt dies at 77

28-Jan-2017 | By

UPDATE: The two-time Oscar-nominated British star of The Elephant Man and Midnight Express has died, his publicist confirmed to Screen on Friday night. He was 77.

Asghar Farhadi

Academy speaks out on Trump immigration ban

28-Jan-2017 | By

The body has branded as ‘extremely troubling’ Friday’s executive order that could lead to an Oscars no-show by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and his cast.

Arrival

US Briefs: 'Arrival', 'O.J.: Made In America' among ACE editing awards winners

28-Jan-2017 | By

Arrival won the prize for best edited feature film (dramatic) and La La Land took the comedy prize at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday.

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IFFR: Stray Dogs picks up Jayne Mansfield documentary

28-Jan-2017 | By

Sales outfit has also acquired Spanish drama and IFFR Tiger contender Sister Of Mine ahead of the EFM.

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Sundance: Dogwoof picks up UK, international rights to '78/52'

27-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company to commence sales of ‘Psycho’ documentary at EFM next month. IFC Midnight takes US rights.

Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace to star in 'Stockholm'

27-Jan-2017 | By

Sierra/Affinity to commence pre-sales at EFM next month.

Strad Style

'Strad Style' triumphs at Slamdance 2017

27-Jan-2017 | By

Stefan Avalos’s feature dazzled jury and audiences in Park City.

Beatriz At Dinner

Sundance: FilmNation, Roadside Attractions acquire 'Beatriz At Dinner'

27-Jan-2017 | By

Deal will mark FilmNation’s first foray into North American distribution.

Kate Beckinsale

Adam Shankman to direct Kate Beckinsale in 'The Chocolate Money'

27-Jan-2017 | By

Cornerstone Films will introduce the project to buyers at the EFM.

Land Of Mine

Oscar-nominated Danish war drama 'Land Of Mine' gets UK deal

27-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: POW film was previously handled by Metrodome.

Shes gotta have it

IFFR: 4k restoration of Spike Lee classic 'She's Gotta Have It' in the works

27-Jan-2017 | By

Prolific TV director Ernest Dickerson - who’s helming the project - was talking about his upcoming films at Rotterdam.

Butterfly Kisses

EFM: UK indie 'Butterfly Kisses' picked up by M-Appeal

27-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edgy drama stars Theo Stevenson, Rosie Day and Thomas Turgoose.

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Wild Bunch veteran Carole Baraton launches sales outfit

27-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Top French film sales executives Baraton and Yohann Comte pool skills and contacts to create new company ahead of EFM.

Reseba

Iraqi director boycotts Miami fest over Trump immigration policy

27-Jan-2017 | By

Festival director says screening will proceed with deep sense of loss and disappointment.

Barry Jenkins

IFFR: 'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins reacts to Oscar nods

27-Jan-2017 | By

The director spoke to Screen ahead of delivering a masterclass at International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Bela Tarr

IFFR: Bela Tarr interview - why he won’t return to feature filmmaking

27-Jan-2017 | By

The celebrated Hungarian director spoke to Screen after giving a masterclass at Rotterdam.

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ICO film festival training course moves to Edinburgh for 2017

27-Jan-2017 | By

Initiative is relocating from Croatia for seventh edition.

La La Land

'La La Land' to cross $200m worldwide this weekend

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Meanwhile, Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage also targets $100m international running total.

Denis Lavant

Americas briefs: Cartagena tribute for Denis Lavant

26-Jan-2017 | By

The star of Holy Motors and The Lovers On The Bridge will be the subject of a retrospective at the 57th edition of the Colombian event.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg in mystery $592m WndrCo filing

26-Jan-2017 | By

SEC filing reveals scant details on former DreamWorks Animation chief’s new digital media and tech company.

Brigsby Bear

Sundance: Sony Pictures Classics acquires 'Brigsby Bear' in $5m deal

26-Jan-2017 | By

Distributor picks up third film of the festival; plans summer release.

The Little Hours

Sundance: 'The Little Hours' heads to Gunpowder & Sky

26-Jan-2017 | By

The company that recently acquired FilmBuff has picked up North America and select territories on Jeff Baena’s latest drama.

The Salesman

Iranian actress Taraneh Alidoosti to boycott Oscars over Trump visa ban

26-Jan-2017 | By

“Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist.”

Borg McEnroe

'Borg vs McEnroe', 'Unknown Soldier', 'The Square' set for Goteborg works in progress

26-Jan-2017 | By

A total of 18 work in progress projects will participate in this year’s Nordic Film Market.

Dunkirk 2

US investment fuels record £1.6bn production in UK but domestic movies struggle

26-Jan-2017 | By

2016 was a record year for inward investment but spend on domestic films was lowest level in three years.

Hostages

EFM: WestEnd picks up Panorama title 'Hostages'

26-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Ida producer Ewa Puszczynska is a co-producer on the Georgian-Russian drama.

Richard Gere

'Norman', 'For Your Own Good' bookend 34th Miami Film Festival

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Festival to screen 131 films, of which 36 are directed or co-directed by women.

Rotterdam IFFR 2017

Rotterdam chief: cultural elite "too often in our own bubble"

26-Jan-2017 | By

The 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam got underway last night with stars and political messages aplenty.

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Italy's Anica boss reveals industry goals for 2017

26-Jan-2017 | By Gabriele Niola

Italy’s former minister of culture Francesco Rutelli revealed industry ambitions last week in Rome.

Finding Dory

2016 Australian box office breaks records, despite domestic dip

26-Jan-2017 | By Fiona Williams

The Australian box office chart was dominated by Hollywood blockbusters.

Lavender

Samuel Goldwyn Films, AMBI Group acquire 'Lavender'

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Mystery stars Abbie Cornish as photographer with memory loss

The Last King Of Scotland

Lionsgate UK backs 'Last King Of Scotland' producer

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

Investment in London-based Potboiler Television furthers Lionsgate’s burgeoning TV interests.

In Times Of Fading Light

EFM: Beta Cinema adds Bruno Ganz historical drama, Berlin competition documentary

26-Jan-2017 | By

Sales outfit is taking seven Berlin official selection titles to this year’s market.

Martin Freeman

Martin Freeman joins Marvel Studios’ 'Black Panther'

26-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Production has begun in Atlanta, Georgia, on Ryan Coogler’s newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Sundance Film Festival

US Briefs: 'And So We Put Goldfish In The Pool' among Sundance shorts winners

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Sundance Institute announced winners of the 2017 jury prizes in short filmmaking at a ceremony on Wednesday in Park City.

Mary Tyler Moore

Television icon Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

25-Jan-2017 | By

The US television star won multiple Emmys in her career and earned an Oscar nod for Ordinary People.

Pachamama

Didier Brunner animation boarded by SC Films, Haut Et Court

25-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales and distribution deals for Pachamama, from Ernest And Celestine producer.

Berlin Syndrome

Berlin's Panorama lineup rounds out with UK, Italian, Lebanese titles

25-Jan-2017 | By

Berlin’s Panorama lineup also includes new films from US, China and Brazil.

Bryan Singer

Bryan Singer to direct Fox’s untitled Marvel mutant pilot

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Director has shot four features in the X-Men universe.

Killing Ground

Sundance: IFC Midnight buys 'Killing Ground'; FilmRise takes 'Dayveon'

25-Jan-2017 | By

The Park City deals continued to roll in on Wednesday.

Adam Fishbach

Gaumont TV unveils creative affairs expansion

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Adam Fishbach will lead the creative affairs department at European giant Gaumont’s Los Angeles-based production and distribution arm.

Dead Shack

Raven Banner acquires 'Dead Shack'

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Peter Ricq’s debut feature.

Sing

Universal greenlights 'Sing' sequel

25-Jan-2017 | By

Studio unveils dates for upcoming Illumination Entertainment slate.

Elle

'Elle', 'Frantz', 'Slack Bay' lead France's César Award nominations

25-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle and François Ozon’s period drama Frantz scored the most nominations.

Michael Harm

Location manager Michael Harm dies aged 51

25-Jan-2017 | By

Experienced location manager worked on World War Z, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Harry Potter and Match Point.

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis to receive Writers Guild award for his humanitarian work

25-Jan-2017 | By

Love Actually writer/director to be honoured for founding Comic Relief and Make Poverty History.

Hump

EFM: directorial debut from Pixar veteran gets sales deal

25-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for co-pro between MovieBrats, Tangent and Walking The Dog.

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Women producers triumph at When East Meets West co-pro forum

25-Jan-2017 | By

Trieste event welcomed 350 industry professionals this year.

Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard, Rachel Tunnard honoured by Writers' Guild

25-Jan-2017 | By

Playwright Stoppard wins outstanding contribution award.

Event Cinema conference to explore live cinema, cyber security

25-Jan-2017 | By Screen staff

Speakers will include Fathom Events, the company behind Woody Harrelson’s live-broadcast feature Lost In London [pictured].

Their Finest

Pinewood Pictures hires Imogen Bell as head of production

25-Jan-2017 | By

Bell has worked on My Summer of Love, Brothers of the Head and Moon.

13th

Netflix to air Oprah Winfrey, Ava DuVernay interview

25-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Netflix will release the special 13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay on January 26 as a companion piece to DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary 13th.

Step

Sundance: Searchlight buys 'Step', closing on 'Patti Cake$'

24-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor was at the centre of two major worldwide deals on Tuesday.

Marjorie Prime

US Briefs: 'Marjorie Prime' wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature prize

24-Jan-2017 | By

Michael Almereyda’s Park City selection has claimed the award for best feature about an elderly woman whose handsome new A.I. companion resembles her late husband.

To The Bone

Sundance: Netflix in $8m deal for 'To The Bone'

24-Jan-2017 | By

Streaming giant picks up Sundance drama starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves.

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Oscars 2017: 'La La Land' equals record with 14 nominations

24-Jan-2017 | By

Moonlight, Arrival and Manchester By The Sea in the chasing pack.

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Sundance: Amazon Studios swoops on 'Landline'

24-Jan-2017 | By

The digital titan has acquired US rights to Gillian Robespierre’s U.S Dramatic Competition selection.

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Oscars 2017: full list of nominations

24-Jan-2017 | By

La La Land scores a record-equalling 14 nominations.

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Roman Polanski pulls out of French Césars after outcry

24-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Michelle Williams

Oscars 2017: nominees reactions

24-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Epic journeys, teamwork, skunk attacks and fear of earthquakes. Tuesday’s nominees express themselves as only they can.

Amy Adams

Oscars 2017: who missed out?

24-Jan-2017 | By

Amy Adams, Finding Dory, Billy Lynn shut out; Nocturnal Animals, Silence fail to impress voters.

Kate Middleton

Bafta denies royals rift

24-Jan-2017 | By

Bafta calls report in UK tabloid “nonsense”.

Pop Aye

Sundance: Kino Lorber picks up 'Pop Aye'

24-Jan-2017 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to Singaporean writer-director Kirsten Tan’s debut feature.

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Stephen Colbert to host 2017 Emmy Awards

24-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Giant

'The Giant' wins top prize at 2017 Guldbagge Awards

24-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Big Sick

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

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Legion Of Brothers

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

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Ice Cube

Ice Cube, AID Partners strike development pact

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Terrence Malick

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

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Rogue One

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

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

La La Land

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

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance: FBI launches review into cyberattack

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Come Swim

Sundance: Refinery29, TNT strike anthology deal 

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Blind Christ

'The Blind Christ' among Cartagena festival line-up

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Jesús

Breaking Glass acquires Chilean festival hit 'Jesús'

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Sundance Institute

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

23-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

Passengers

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

23-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

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

Last Jedi

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

23-Jan-2017 | By

Disney announce title and new first poster on Twitter.

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

23-Jan-2017 | By

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

Thoroughbred

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

22-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Sundance: SPC takes world on 'Novitiate'

22-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Big Sick

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

22-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

22-Jan-2017 | By

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

La La Land

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

22-Jan-2017 | By

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

Split

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

22-Jan-2017 | By

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

Landline

Screenings rescheduled after Redstone Cinemas power cut

22-Jan-2017 | By

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

March On Main

Sundance: Thousands brave poor weather to join March On Main

21-Jan-2017 | By

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

Chasing Coral

Sundance: Netflix acquires 'Chasing Coral'

21-Jan-2017

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

Sundance Film Festival

Sundance box office reopens after cyberattack

21-Jan-2017 | By

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

Sophia Dilley

US Briefs: Sophia Dilley moves up at Route One

21-Jan-2017 | By

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

Big Sick

Sundance: Buyers circle comedy 'The Big Sick'

21-Jan-2017 | By

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

Megan Ellison

Annapurna launches marketing, distribution operation

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

Trophy

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

20-Jan-2017

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

Sundance Film Festival

Untitled Buena Vista Social Club documentary pulled from Sundance

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

Cries From Syria

Sundance: Content Media boards ‘Cries From Syria’

20-Jan-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

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

Midwife

Berlin sets competition, adds Amazon and BBC drama premieres

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

Swen launches US arm, acquires 'Una'

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

La La Land

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

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

Supergirl

US Briefs: FilmRise acquires Slamdance entry 'Supergirl'

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam issues Brexit warning

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

20-Jan-2017 | By

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

Cut Shoot Kill

EFM: Devilworks reveals first trailers for genre slate

20-Jan-2017 | By

Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.

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

20-Jan-2017 | By Kaleem Aftab

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

Al Gore

Sundance: Al Gore in eco alert to Donald Trump

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Mudbound

Sundance 2017: 12 buzz films for buyers (update)

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Wailing

'The Wailing' remake eyed by Scott Free

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Bloom targets EFM launch for 'Lost In London'

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Legion Of Brothers

Content Media boards Sundance pick 'Legion Of Brothers'

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

Paramount in slate pact with Shanghai Film Group, Huahua Media

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Fun Mom Dinner

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

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Field Guide To Evil

'ABCs Of Death' producers team for new horror anthology

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Jim Gianopulos

Jim Gianopulos linked to Legendary Pictures (reports)

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Barrage

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

19-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Terry Pratchett

Amazon ties with BBC for Terry Pratchett adaptation

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

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

Warsaw

Poland expected to launch filming incentive in 2017

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Cannes Marché, Sheffield Doc/Fest launch VR venture

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Menashe

Berlin: 43 titles revealed for Forum

19-Jan-2017 | By

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

Voyage of Time

Glasgow Film Festival 2017 full lineup unveiled

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

Park City Main Street

Sundance: speakers join Women’s March On Main

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

Adam Brody

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

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

David Jesteadt

GKIDS promotes David Jesteadt to president

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Crown

Netflix in Q4 subscriber growth surge

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Grateful Dead

Amazon picks up Grateful Dead documentary

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

Sgt Pepper

Beatles movie about Sgt Pepper album scores sales deal

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Emoji Movie

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

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

Julianne Nicholson

Production underway on 'I, Tonya'

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan updates on directing debut, Lee Pace joins cast

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

HAF Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum

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

18-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

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

Mudbound

US Daily: 'Mudbound' receives Dolby Family Sound Fellowship

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

Misfits

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

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Roman Polanski to preside over French Césars

18-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Ainbo

Cinema Management Group to sell Peruvian animation 'Ainbo'

18-Jan-2017 | By

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

Legendary Thomas Tull

Thomas Tull exits Legendary Entertainment

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

Russell Levine

Route One, Roadmap Writers to develop 'Sabiya'

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

Passengers

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

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

Don’t Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl!

Mundial swoops on Sundance World Cinema Dramatic pair

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Slits

Slits movie scores international deal ahead of completion

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Sweet Life

EFM: WestEnd boards Chris Messina, Abigail Spencer comedy

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

Curzon

Curzon to receive Bafta for outstanding contribution to cinema

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

Taboo

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

17-Jan-2017 | By

Period drama is currently airing in the UK and US.

Replace

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

17-Jan-2017 | By

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

Axolotl Overkill

The Match Factory to sell Sundance title 'Axolotl Overkill'

16-Jan-2017 | By

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

XXX: Return Of Xander Cage

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

16-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Little Prince

France's international box office plummeted in 2016

16-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Unifrance unveils poorest global performance for French films since 2002.

Ella Hunt

Shoot underway on zombie musical 'Anna And The Apocalypse'

16-Jan-2017 | By

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

Fair Haven

Breaking Glass acquires 'Fair Haven'

16-Jan-2017 | By

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

Pierre Lescure re-elected as Cannes Film Festival president

16-Jan-2017 | By

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

NFTS

NFTS launches free directing workshop aimed at increasing diversity

16-Jan-2017 | By

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

Night manager

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

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

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

La La Land

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

16-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Rogue One

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

16-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

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

Incontrol

News Briefs: Devilworks readies EFM slate

16-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

15-Jan-2017 | By

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

If I Were A Boy

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

14-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' wins FIPRESCI prize at Palm Springs

14-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Sony Entertainment chief Michael Lynton to leave for Snapchat

14-Jan-2017 | By

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

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

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

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

Carrie Fisher

Lucasfilm will not digitally recreate Princess Leia

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves

Berlin 2017: full Generations line-up revealed

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

Summer 1993

New Europe picks up Berlin Generation title 'Summer 1993'

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Altitude boards adaptation of Sempé's 'Raoul Taburin'

13-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

The Promise

Sierra/Affinity to handle sales on 'The Promise'

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

Studio Babelsberg

Germany's Studio Babelsberg to return to local production

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

'La La Land' dances atop UK buzz chart

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Sky Arts cancels Michael Jackson comedy after backlash

13-Jan-2017 | By Peter White, Broadcast

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

Sophie Green

WestEnd Films appoints head of acquisitions and development

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

Berlin Syndrome

Vertical Entertainment acquires Sundance entry 'Berlin Syndrome'

13-Jan-2017 | By

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

Melissa Wohl

US Briefs: Melissa Wohl to head FilmRise sales

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Steve Mnuchin

Steve Mnuchin to divest all film interests

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Floris Bauer

Gunpowder & Sky acquires Supergravity Pictures

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Jodie Foster

Number of women directors fell in 2016, study finds

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

EFM

Berlinale Co-Production Market selects 36 projects for 2017 edition

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Body Electric

Dutch comedy, Brazilian drama score sales deals

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Woman In Black

Hammer Films, Motion Picture Capital team for movie fund

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

'Rogue One' in final ascent to $1bn

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Ali The Goat And Ibrahim

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

12-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Nick D’Angelo

Cristal Pictures ramps up production team

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Lion

'Lion' in surprise DGA 2017 nod

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Mark Fasano

Nickel City closes investment, hires Mark Fasano

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Chelsea Barnard, Megan Ellison

Chelsea Barnard to head film at Annapurna Pictures

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Screen Jan 6

Screen January 6 2017

12-Jan-2017

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

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London-based law firm Wiggin bolsters film & TV team

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Carol

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

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

Funny Cow

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

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

12-Jan-2017 | By

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

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US Briefs: Tribeca Film Institute shuffles executive deck

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson on board Han Solo film

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

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UK sales outfit AMP International launches with Salt team

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

OJ: Made in America

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

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

Carl Clifton to head Hyde Park International

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

Stalins Couch

Goteborg Film Festival unveils 450 film line-up

11-Jan-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

In Between

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

11-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

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

11-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

Train To Busan and The Wailing also secured multiple nominations.

Kiss Me

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

11-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Let The Girls Play

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

11-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

The Delinquent Season

Irish drama starring Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy scores key deals

11-Jan-2017 | By Esther McCarthy

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

Megan Leavey

Bleecker Street sets 'Megan Leavey' release

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

Silence

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

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

Paul Callaghan

British Council appoints first games and interactive programme manager

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

Mexican box office

Mexican films drove record admissions in 2016

11-Jan-2017 | By

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

Cineworld

Cineworld reports revenue increase, reshuffles board

11-Jan-2017 | By

Nisan Cohen has been appointed to the role of CFO.

Joel and Ethan Coen

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

11-Jan-2017 | By

Oscar-winners working on theatrical/TV project.

Eva Diederix

Eva Diederix appointed Wild Bunch head of international sales

10-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

La La Land

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

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

I Married A Dumbass

Argentinian box office drew 50.5m admissions in 2016

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

David Linde

Participant Media, Lionsgate International strike sales pact

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

BAFTA

Baftas 2017: full list of nominations

10-Jan-2017 | By Screen staff

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

Deadpool

'Deadpool' joins usual suspects as PGA nominee

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

Cries From Syria

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

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

Game Of Thrones

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

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

Arrival

Baftas 2017: eOne and Lionsgate score record number of nominations

10-Jan-2017 | By Tom Grater

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

Baftas 2017: nominees' reactions

10-Jan-2017 | By Tom Grater

Reactions roll in following this year’s BAFTA nominations.

Chris deFaria

Chris deFaria named DreamWorks Feature Animation Group president

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

Doctor Strange

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

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art

Los Angeles to house George Lucas museum

10-Jan-2017 | By

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

Vincent Lindon

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

10-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Vincent Lindon stars as journalist investigating saintly apparition

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Odeon UK & Ireland hires new managing director

10-Jan-2017 | By

Cinema group appoints three senior executives.

Trainspotting

'T2 Trainspotting', 'Logan' join Berlin lineup

10-Jan-2017 | By ,

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

Tom Of Finland

'Tom Of Finland' to open Goteborg Film Festival

10-Jan-2017 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

Hidden Figures

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

9-Jan-2017 | By

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

Donald Trump

Donald Trump blasts Meryl Streep after Golden Globes speech

9-Jan-2017 | By

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

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David Lynch talks 'Twin Peaks' at TCA event

9-Jan-2017 | By

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

Assassins Creed

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

9-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

TRUMPED

Sundance adds Drake Doremus drama, Donald Trump election doc

9-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

9-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

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

9-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

The Last Family

Polish drama 'The Last Family' wins distribution initiative

9-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Rogue One

'Rogue One' debuts top of the Chinese box office

9-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

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

British Golden Globe winners

Golden Globes 2017: British stars dominate TV awards

9-Jan-2017 | By

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

 John Rhodes

Orb Media Group, ScreenCraft Media launch writing fellowship

9-Jan-2017 | By Tyler Pukatch

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

The Levelling

monterey media acquires TIFF selection 'The Levelling'

9-Jan-2017 | By

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

Stephanie Trepanier

North American briefs: Stephanie Trepanier joins Métropole Films

9-Jan-2017 | By

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

Meryl Streep

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

8-Jan-2017 | By

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

Golden Globes winners

Golden Globes 2017: complete list of winners

8-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

8-Jan-2017 | By

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

Call Me By Your Name

SPC acquires Sundance entry 'Call Me By Your Name'

7-Jan-2017 | By

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

Moonlight

'Moonlight' wins National Society Of Film Critics poll

7-Jan-2017 | By

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

Deadpool

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

7-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

7-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Rotterdam to open with US comedy-drama 'Lemon'

6-Jan-2017 | By

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

Rogue One

UK box office hits record high in 2016

6-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

This Is Our Land

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

6-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Om Puri

Stars react to the death of Indian actor Om Puri

6-Jan-2017 | By

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

Stanley Bielecki

Photographer and publicity consultant Stanley Bielecki dies aged 91

6-Jan-2017 | By Screen staff

Bielecki worked on Star Wars, Superman and Alien.

Om Puri

Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66 from a heart attack

6-Jan-2017 | By

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

Rogue One

'Rogue One' heads into China

6-Jan-2017 | By

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

Wiang Ju

China’s Bingchi sets 'Villain' as first production

6-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

Hacksaw

'Hacksaw Ridge' becomes biggest imported war film in China

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

Song To Song

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

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

Westworld

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

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

BAFTA rising star nominees 2017

Tom Holland, Ruth Negga among Bafta Rising Star nominees

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

Glasgow Film Festival

Andrew Scott, David Tennant films to bookend Glasgow Film Festival

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

F Rating

Film rating that highlights role of women gains support

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

La La Land

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

5-Jan-2017 | By

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

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Bloom names Dan Guando production president

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

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Revolution Studios sold to investment fund

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

Django

Berlin to open with Django Reinhardt biopic

4-Jan-2017 | By

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

Hell High Water

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

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

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Netflix picks up 'Casting JonBenet'

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

drifter

'Drifter' to XLrator for North America

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

A Heart Of Love

Rotterdam reveals Bright Future selection

4-Jan-2017 | By

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

The Girl On The Train

eOne scores its biggest ever UK box office in 2016

4-Jan-2017 | By

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

Captain America: Civil War

Hong Kong box office down by 2% in 2016

4-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

4-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

By The Time It Gets Dark

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

4-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Zootopia

French cinema admissions rose by more than 3% in 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Disney passes $3bn in domestic box office

3-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

EuropaCorp, STX in US distribution deal

3-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

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Bialek named MonteCristo president

3-Jan-2017 | By John Hazelton

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

SF Studios

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

3-Jan-2017 | By

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

Rotterdam reveals Tiger competition lineup

3-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

3-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Deadpool

Most pirated films of 2016 revealed

3-Jan-2017 | By

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

Railroad Tigers and See You Tomorrow

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

3-Jan-2017 | By Silvia Wong

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

The Mermaid

China box office growth declined sharply in 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

2-Jan-2017 | By

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

La La Land

US Briefs: Lionsgate triumphs at Capri fest

2-Jan-2017 | By

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

'Rogue One' nears $800m worldwide

2-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Bill Marshall

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

1-Jan-2017 | By

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

Finding Dory

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

1-Jan-2017 | By

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

'Arrival' crosses $150m at global box office

1-Jan-2017 | By

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

Ten industry storylines set to dominate 2017

1-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

1-Jan-2017 | By

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

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

31-Dec-2016

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

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US Briefs: JJ Abrams in ACE editors honour

30-Dec-2016 | By

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

Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds dies day after her daughter Carrie Fisher

29-Dec-2016 | By

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

Gibson

US Briefs: Mel Gibson in Capri fest honour

29-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

29-Dec-2016 | By

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

Scarlett Johansson tops Forbes 2016 earnings list

28-Dec-2016 | By

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

Mike Leigh

The BFI's 10 biggest production awards of 2016

28-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

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

Alibaba

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

28-Dec-2016 | By

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

Carrie Fisher

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

27-Dec-2016 | By

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

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher: 'Star Wars' icon dies aged 60

27-Dec-2016 | By

The actress suffered a heart attack last week.

Ismaels Ghosts

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

27-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Reservoir Dogs

Miramax CEO Steven Schoch to depart

27-Dec-2016 | By

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

High Rise

The BFI's five biggest distribution awards of 2016

26-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

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

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

26-Dec-2016 | By

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

Eliseo Subiela

Americas briefs: Argentinian director Eliseo Subiela dies

26-Dec-2016 | By

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

Brexit

Screen's most-read stories of 2016

25-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

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

Carrie Fisher

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

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

El Inca

Venezuelan judge orders parties to watch banned film (update)

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

Road To Mandalay

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

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Ten Commandments: The Movie

Brazil box office hits record high in 2016

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

On The Road

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

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

Trainspotting

Scottish film and TV production given £1.25m funding boost

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

Bad Moms

'A Bad Moms Christmas' to open in November 2017

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

'Rogue One' tops UK social buzz for third week

23-Dec-2016 | By

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

Screen December 23

Screen December 23 2016

23-Dec-2016

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

My Happy Family

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

22-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

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

22-Dec-2016 | By

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

Wes Anderson

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

22-Dec-2016 | By

Animated feature is currently in production in London.

Genna Terranova

Genna Terranova joins Amazon Studios

22-Dec-2016 | By

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

Oscar make-up

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

21-Dec-2016 | By

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

Dune

Denis Villeneuve in talks for 'Dune' reboot

21-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Hurt Locker

Chinese firm aborts $350m Voltage Pictures acquisition

21-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

21-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Crescent

Production wraps in Canada on 'The Crescent'

21-Dec-2016 | By

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

Moonlight

'Moonlight' wins The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists vote

21-Dec-2016 | By

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

Captain America Civil War

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

20-Dec-2016 | By

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

HanWay makes key hires

20-Dec-2016 | By

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

Curious George doc

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

20-Dec-2016 | By

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

Arrival

Team Screen's best films of 2016

20-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

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

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Berlin 2017: first Panorama titles announced

20-Dec-2016 | By

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

Love & Friendship

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

20-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Great Wall

‘The Great Wall’ conquers China box office

20-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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

Blade Runner 2049

'Blade Runner 2049' first trailer revealed

19-Dec-2016

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

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

19-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Vernon Wiseman

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

19-Dec-2016 | By

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

First Girl I Loved

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

19-Dec-2016 | By

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

Matteo Garrone

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

19-Dec-2016 | By

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

Berlinale

Berlin expands TV strand Drama Series Days for 2017

19-Dec-2016 | By

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

Glory (2016)

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

19-Dec-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

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

Youth In Oregon

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

19-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

19-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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

US box office

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

18-Dec-2016 | By

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

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zsa Zsa Gabor dies aged 99

18-Dec-2016 | By

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

Abrazame Come Antes

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

18-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

16-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

16-Dec-2016 | By

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

A Man Called Ove

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

16-Dec-2016 | By

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

Woody Harrelson

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

16-Dec-2016 | By

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

Screen Dec 16 2016

Screen December 16 2016

16-Dec-2016

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

Catherine Trautmann

Eurimages appoint Catherine Trautmann as president

16-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Josh Hartnett Shinobu Terajima

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

16-Dec-2016 | By

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

'Rogue One' continues UK social media buzz domination

16-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Seasonal comedy Office Christmas Party claimed second place.

Moonlight

US Briefs: Palm Springs honour for Mahershala Ali

16-Dec-2016 | By

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

Toni Erdmann

'Toni Erdmann' on Oscar foreign-language shortlist

16-Dec-2016 | By

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

Viceroy House

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

16-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

Colonial drama with impressive cast set for March 2017 release.

'Rogue One' ready to rule the world

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

Stephen Fry Hermann Goering

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

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

Mike Dunn

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

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

Other Side Of Hope

Kaurismäki, Potter, Trueba among Berlin 2017 first wave

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Sense of An Ending

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

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

Julia Roberts

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

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

Intrigo

Enderby snaps up rights to 'Intrigo' novel trilogy

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

Frontieres

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

15-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

The Hungry

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

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Dark Wind

Kurdish director Hussein Hassan’s Isis drama triumphs in Dubai

15-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Ateliers du Cinema Europeen

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

15-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Suntan

Screen critics pick their hidden gems of 2016

15-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

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

Empire Cinemas CinemaNext

CinemaNext, Empire Cinemas strike services deal

15-Dec-2016 | By

The deal with Empire sees CinemaNext expand UK footprint.

Shooting stars

European Shooting Stars 2017 revealed

15-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Sky Fox

Fox finalises £11.7bn Sky takeover bid

15-Dec-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

The deal values the UK broadcaster at £18.5bn.

Shah Rukh Khan

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

15-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

US Briefs: Oliver Stone to receive WGA honour

15-Dec-2016 | By

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

Bafta masks

Bafta reveals membership diversity, eligibility shake-up

14-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Conjuring 2

Emmerich moves up at Warner Bros, Silverman to depart

14-Dec-2016 | By

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

Reservoir Dogs

Two docs, two from the archives join Sundance 2017 roster

14-Dec-2016 | By

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

Xavier Marchand Mark Gordon

Xavier Marchand exits eOne to launch Moonriver Content

14-Dec-2016 | By ,

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

SAG Nods 2017

Viggo Mortensen, Emily Blunt in surprise 2017 SAG Awards nods

14-Dec-2016 | By

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

Keywan Karimi

Industry steps up calls for Iran to free director Keywan Karimi

14-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

The Winter

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

14-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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

Return To Homs

Syria’s Proaction Film rebrands as No Nation Films

14-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Villa Touma

Nejjar, Breish and Arraf secure Doha Film Institute grants

14-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Dunkirk

First trailer for Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk'

14-Dec-2016 | By

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

Patricia Röckenwagner

US Briefs: STX hires chief comms officer

14-Dec-2016 | By

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

A Monster Calls

'A Monster Calls' tops Goya nominations in Spain

14-Dec-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

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

Mark Boal

Mark Boal ‘happy’ over First Amendment victory

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Annette Bening

US Briefs: Annette Bening in Palm Springs career honour

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Latin American Film Commision Network

Trinidad & Tobago joins LatAm film network

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Johnny Depp

Production begins on 'Labyrinth' starring Johnny Depp

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Oscars

91 songs, 145 scores in contention for the Oscar

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

God's Own Country

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

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Scott Einbinder

Cristal Pictures snaps up 'Imago' pitch

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Nails

Horror 'Nails' gets world sales and UK distribution deal

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Golden Globe brits

British and Irish actors score 18 Golden Globe nominations

13-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Toni Erdmann

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

13-Dec-2016 | By , Nicholas Earl

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

Les Arcs 2015

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

13-Dec-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

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

The Bully Project

Beta Film buys stake in Dutch TV outfit Lineup

13-Dec-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

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

Focus Features

Focus Features acquires graphic novel 'Patience'

13-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Neon Bull

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

13-Dec-2016 | By

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

12-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Globes

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

12-Dec-2016 | By

La La Land and Moonlight lead the nominations list.

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

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Golden Globes 2017 – the nominees react

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

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Golden Globe nominations 2017: 6 snubs and surprises

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Margot Robbie

Miramax acquires US rights to 'I, Tonya'

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

12-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Goldfinch Entertainment bought out by MD

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Bob Bakish

Redstones put brakes on Viacom-CBS merger

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Screen Dubai 2016 day 5

Dubai 2016: Screen's dailies

12-Dec-2016

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

German fleet

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

12-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Toni Erdmann

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

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Adam Bakri

Adam Bakri to star in Sen-Gupta’s Slam

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Embargo

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

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Your Name

'Your Name' retains China box office lead

12-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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

Creative Access

BAME charity funding slashed

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

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

EFM

EFM expands tech and startup series

12-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Finding Your Feet

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

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Little Eagles

Wheelchair gains momentum with Samir

12-Dec-2016 | By

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

Zaineb Hates The Snow

Kaouther Ben Hania plots ISIS bride doc

12-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Eliane Raheb, Gabriel Khoury and Lara Abou Saifan

Raheb, Haffaf clinch top DFC prize

11-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

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

Arab Film Institute launched in Dubai

11-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Moana La La Land

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

11-Dec-2016 | By

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

Nawaz Siddiqui

Siddiqui to star in Beautiful Bay’s Sultana Daku

11-Dec-2016 | By

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

Park Geun-hye and Miky Lee

Korean president implicated in CJ chief’s exit

11-Dec-2016 | By

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

La-La-Land

'La La Land' wins eight Critics Choice Awards

11-Dec-2016 | By

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

In The Last Days Of The City

Zawya powers up Egyptian indies

11-Dec-2016 | By

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

Shoot

Saudi director unveils soccer drama Shoot

11-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Borg vs McEnroe

Phoenicia scores an ace with Borg vs McEnroe

11-Dec-2016 | By

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

Zhang Jin

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

11-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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

Milan Popelka

DFM finance panel: Do your homework before approaching investors

11-Dec-2016 | By Colin Brown

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

Toni Erdmann

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

10-Dec-2016 | By , Liz Hawkins

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

Ken Loach: "The barbarians are at the door"

10-Dec-2016 | By

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

Asghar Farhadi

Farhadi, Dumont, Panh named as Qumra masters

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Follow-Up To An Inconvenient Truth

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

10-Dec-2016 | By

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

Isabelle Huppert

Huppert makes Arab bow in Taia’s Treasure

10-Dec-2016 | By Colin Brown

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

Saba Mubarak

Saba Mubarak joins Inshallah It’s A Boy

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Lady Macbeth

Front Row courts Lady Macbeth

10-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Sky Fox

21st Century Fox makes Sky takeover offer

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

OJ: Made in America

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

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

Sisterhood

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

9-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Local talents shine at inaugural Macao fest.

Paul Verhoeven

Paul Verhoeven to head Berlin jury

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

Universal titles eighth 'Fast & Furious' film

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

Asif Kapadia

Kapadia reveals details of Maradona doc

9-Dec-2016 | By William Mullally

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

Kanu Behl

Three Rivers brings Indian projects to DIFF

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

Screen Dec 9 2016

Screen December 9 2016

9-Dec-2016

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

LIsa

VOX boards Emirati trio

9-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Kaswara Alkhatib

Uturn’s Dubai move heralds global push

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

Dapper Laughs Fanged Up

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

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

9-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Abdullah Hassan Ahmed

Sunrise wins IWC Filmmaker Award

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

John Madden and actor Jake Lacy

John Madden not trumped by US election

9-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

US Briefs: Palm Springs to honour Amy Adams

9-Dec-2016 | By

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

Trench 11

North American briefs: 'Trench 11' shooting in Winnipeg

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

8-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Sully

'Sully', 'Veep' among AFI Awards honourees

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Lionsgate, Starz shareholders approve merger

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

virtual reality VR

The five commandments of VR

8-Dec-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

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

'Loving' to receive PGA Stanley Kramer Award

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Neruda

'Neruda' wins best picture at Fenix Awards

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

YouTube

France moves closer to launching controversial 'YouTube tax'

8-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Valley Of The Sasquatch

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

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Propellor

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

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Arab Stars of Tomorrow

Screen unveils inaugural Arab Stars of Tomorrow

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Flash

DIFF VR sidebar offers touch of the theatrical

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Hedi

MAD pounces on DIFF competition titles

8-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Rugby

Rugby player Ady Spencer set for big screen biopic

8-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Camera Store

Saradan picks up world rights to 'Camera Store'

8-Dec-2016 | By

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

Other Side Of Hope

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

8-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

the workers cup

Colin Farrell-narrated doc on Autlook's Sundance slate

8-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Train To Busan

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

7-Dec-2016 | By

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

Rodrigo Grande

Argentina’s Rodrigo Grande shopping pair of TV series

7-Dec-2016 | By

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

Ajyal Youth Film Festival unveils winners

7-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

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

7-Dec-2016 | By Fiona Williams

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

Black Sails

Kaleidoscope buys distributor Platform Entertainment

7-Dec-2016 | By

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

everyman DCM

DCM takes over Everyman Cinemas contract from Pearl & Dean

7-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Great Wall

Matt Damon rubbishes 'Great Wall' whitewashing claims

7-Dec-2016 | By

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

Pink Mist

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

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

The Last Cop

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

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

vr summit

Sky sets sights on high-end VR content

7-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Founder

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

7-Dec-2016 | By

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

Koen de Bouw The Prime Minister

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

7-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Stuart Ford Phil Gurin

IM Global, TMP launch unscripted division

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

Fire at Sea

2017 Oscar doc shortlist announced

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

Broken – The Women's Prison At Hoheneck

Sundance Film Festival announces short film selections

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

Moonlight

A24 lines up 'Moonlight' international releases

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

Mario Van Peebles

Mario Van Peebles series 'Superstition' gets Syfy order

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

Showtime Alibaba

Irish outfit Showtime secures funding from China's Alibaba

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

Vaughan

'Game Of Thrones' actor Peter Vaughan dies aged 93

6-Dec-2016 | By Screen staff

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

Convenience

Ten projects shortlisted for Film Wales' Cinematic scheme

6-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Caspar Lee

'Jet Trash' producers enlist Youtube star Caspar Lee

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

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Screen December 2 2016

6-Dec-2016

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

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger thriller among Signature acquisitions

6-Dec-2016 | By Nicholas Earl

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

Aardman BFI

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

6-Dec-2016 | By

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

Tango 2

Bertolucci responds to 'Last Tango' rape scene outrage

5-Dec-2016 | By ,

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

Charlie Hunnam

US Briefs: Red Granite Pictures wraps 'Papillon'

5-Dec-2016 | By

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

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel to host 2017 Oscars

5-Dec-2016 | By

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

Call Me By Your Name

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

5-Dec-2016 | By

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

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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

Last Tango In Paris

Hollywood stars outraged by Bertolucci rape scene confession

5-Dec-2016 | By

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

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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

BUgsy

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

5-Dec-2016 | By

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

Your Name

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

5-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Anime smashes records, defeats Harry Potter spin-off.

Moonlight

LA Film Critics name 'Moonlight' best picture

4-Dec-2016 | By

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

Moana

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

4-Dec-2016 | By

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

american honey

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

4-Dec-2016 | By

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

BIFAs 2016

BIFAs 2016: complete list of winners

4-Dec-2016 | By ,

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

Singapore Film Festival winners revealed

4-Dec-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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

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

3-Dec-2016 | By

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

Paddington

Ventana Sur: AFCI workshop on how content can boost tourism

3-Dec-2016 | By

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

Arrival

'Arrival' crosses $100m worldwide

2-Dec-2016 | By

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

Doctor Strange

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

2-Dec-2016 | By

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

Sherlock

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

2-Dec-2016 | By

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

Andrus Ansip

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

2-Dec-2016 | By

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

Gunther H Oettinger

EU boss gives update on digital single market

2-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

London Has Fallen

Weying launches outpost for international films

2-Dec-2016 | By

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

Taipei

Ellie Bamber, Justin Chon begin shoot on 'Taipei'

2-Dec-2016 | By

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

Brussels

FFA executive calls for new approaches to European film funding

2-Dec-2016 | By

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

Moomins

Moomins Christmas film lined up for 2017 launch

2-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

Moana

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

2-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

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

ASTEROIDS!

Sundance 2017 announces New Frontier lineup

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

This Way Up 2

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

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

7:19

Ventana Sur: Jorge Michel Grau eyes next project

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

Ventana Sur: Industry address evolving children's market

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' secures key deals for Films du Losange

1-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

Andrew Sach

'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

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

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Interactive launches to produce, publish video games

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

julie_delpy

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

1-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

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

Among Us

Series Mania unveils 2017 SeriesLab! participants

1-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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

Steven Ogg

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

1-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

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

Earthquake

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

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

Glasgow Film Theatre

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

1-Dec-2016 | By

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

Ingrid Goes West

Sundance 2017 unveils US, world competitions, NEXT selections

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

Me Casé Con Un Boludo

Ventana Sur: Disney scores record year in Argentina

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur: Morbido TV to launch in two weeks

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

narcos

Netflix introduces offline viewing

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage to star in 'The Humanity Bureau'

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

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

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

Tony Leung chiu wai

Tony Leung to star in 'Monster Hunt 2'

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

Ploey

Iceland’s Sagafilm acquires animation studio GunHil

30-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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

Tribeca virtual reality

The five key legal pitfalls of making virtual reality films

30-Nov-2016

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

Almost Paris

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

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

Paul Zonderland

Fox Italy hires Paul Zonderland as managing director

30-Nov-2016 | By

Zonderland previously worked at Disney and replaces Osvaldo De Santis.

Abrázame Como Antes

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

30-Nov-2016 | By

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

Manchester By The Sea

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

29-Nov-2016 | By

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

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