Competition titles revealed; retrospectives of Ken Loach and Chantal Akerman; speakers include HBO documentaries president Sheila Nevins and revered filmmaker DA Pennebaker.
EXCLUSIVE: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.
EXCLUSIVE: Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K., starring Aamir Khan, is heading for a theatrical release in Japan following a deal between Nikkatsu and Indian studio UTV Motion Pictures.
Garfield plays a man paralysed by polio in the Imaginarium Studios production; Embankment launches sales.
Content Media heads to the Croisette with international rights to a documentary about the complicated life of the world-famous athlete.
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Lawther, Pauline Étienne, Jonah Hauer-King lead cast on UK comedy; first image revealed.
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2012 according to our jury of critics.
Jury members include Justin Chang, Robbie Collin and Manohla Dargis.
Screen can reveal the first image of actor Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86) in upcoming boxing drama Jawbone.
Insiders will introduce international buyers in Cannes to the upcoming project from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell.
EXCLUSIVE: Mustang producer CG Cinema and Son Of Saul distributor Ad Vitam launch Alma Cinema.
Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.
Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded worldwide rights to the supernatural thriller heading into Cannes excluding Australia and New Zealand.
Covert Media heads to Cannes with a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet focusing on an untold story about the ill-fated woman’s romance with the Prince Of Denmark.
EXCLUSIVE: Cristina Garza and her team will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to the Brazilian thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Concourse Film Trade, the global sales arm of Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ Concourse Media, has acquired international sales rights to the comedy from Traveling Picture Show Company’s (TPSC).
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company also sees IFFR programmer Inge de Leeuw join as acquisitions manager.
EXCLUSIVE: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, and Eva Jakobsen are working on films with Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas and Ciro Guerra.
EXCLUSIVE: The Survivalist producer David Gilbery joins the investment company whose credits include Under The Shadow and The President.
Shahrbanoo Sadat’s debut feature, set in Afghanistan, will play in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
The 28 EU states recorded grosses of $8.4bn in 2015, says a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural chiller stars Clarke Freeman as a man hoping to find proof of the afterlife.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit has picked up a Croatian comedy and a US western featuring Kris Kristofferson.
In South Korea, the Busan prosecutors’ office has indicted former Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) director Lee Yong-kwan [pictured] and two others on charges of embezzlement. Deputy festival director and Asian Film Market head Jay Jeon has been indicted on charges of fraud.
Feature debuted at Sundance; produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek.
Global Screen closes several key territories on action thriller ahead of the Cannes Marche.
Directors of critically-acclaimed dramas The Blue Hour and 36 among the filmmakers presenting projects at Thai Pitch this year.
Documentary revolves around actor’s 2014 return to the boxing ring in Moscow.
Plus: Former Rhythm & Hues ace Ken Roupenian joins Digital Domain; and more…
As Cannes approaches, Screen recalls what came top (and bottom) of our Jury Grid in 2011 - a year that included The Artist, Drive and a wave of controversy from Lars Von Trier.
BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante sees need for affirmative action in light of new Directors UK report about female filmmakers.
Top brass have unveiled the full line-up for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), set to run from May 19-June 12.
The Weinstein Company has acquired international sales rights to the animation excluding South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China.
Lisa Wilson and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the YA property that Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and her Fickle Fish Films partner Meghan Hibbett will produce.
Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg have added another prestige title to their Cannes slate, boarding international rights to the Phillip Noyce thriller to star Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke.
The Montreal-based sales division of eOne has concluded a raft of deals on Xavier Dolan’s imminent Cannes Competition world premiere.
The company has acquired rights to John Leake’s true crime novel and set the Irish star to play the lead. Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales.
Heading into Cannes, Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe of Foresight Unlimited have hired Talia Goldman as executive director of operations and distribution and promoted Kyle Bellinger to executive director of acquisitions and development.
Andrew Herwitz has hired Ian Stimler as senior director of sales and distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Gianfranco Rosi, Laura Poitras to speak at inaugural Doc Day; Marché to launch dedicated screening room for documentaries.
EXCLUSIVE: Period drama from director Thomas Clay and the producer of the well-received Couple In A Hole.
It’s another Disney one-two at the top as The Jungle Book posts impressive $8.4m (£5.7m) third weekend for $49m (£33.2m) to date.
Cannes Film Festival adds Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed boxing drama to Official Selection.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will play an arrogant hitman who gets targeted by rivals in the action comedy from MadRiver Pictures.
Plus: The Orchard acquires Rainbow Time; FilmRise takes My Father Die; and more…
A Good Wife won best film in the Balkan competition, while the best pitch prize went to The Witch Hunters, but the festival faces an uncertain future.
Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.
Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love tops The Jungle Book in a week that saw more homegrown than foreign releases.
Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural genre event.
Kim Yang-hee’s The Poet’s Love takes Feature Film Pitching Grand Prize in JIFF’s projects market, while Dongju; The Portrait Of A Poet is among the sold-out screenings at the festival (April 28-May 7).
A Melody To Remember won the festival’s top prize, which is voted for by audience members.
EXCLUSIVE: Slate includes films starring Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte ...
The initiative selects ten film students and graduates, introducing their films to industry at the Karlovy Vary festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Directors UK report concludes that there is “unconscious, systemic bias” towards male directors in UK.
In the lead up to Cannes, we revisit the 2010 Screen Jury Grid and reflect on what critics around the world had to say about the films in Competition.
MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.
The studio has partnered on a worldwide local-language venture with Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger, Lionsgate senior advisor William Pfeiffer and former president of Worldview Entertainment motion pictures group Clifford Werber.
Charlotte Mickie and her team will kick off sales on the Croisette on Ian Olds’ recent Tribeca winner.
The president and CEO is to depart the financer-producer on the back of the $500m-plus global success of triple Oscar-winner The Revenant, the company has confirmed.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has picked up worldwide sales rights to Cannes Classics selection Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey.
Voltage Pictures will kick off sales in Cannes on the Millennials-skewing story from Offspring Entertainment and Canada’s Brightlight Pictures, with whom Voltage has a three-year production and distribution pact.
Claire Carré’s Embers scooped best feature film in the juried awards as the southern California festival came to an end.
The partners have optioned rights to develop a new take on Charles Band’s cult horror franchise.
The Cannes-bound project is based on Ken Scott’s adaptation of the post-WWII non-fiction book by Karen Levine.
LevelK is teaming with Mondrian Entertainment for world sales on animated series Klump, based on the best-selling books.
Ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Screen looks back at the hits and misses of 2009 according to our jury of critics.
Plus: Spiderworx Media unveils $50m fund; Kristen Stewart to direct short for Refinery29; and more…
MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney’s live action hit held on to top berth for its third and almost certainly final weekend following a 29% decline that saw it add a confirmed $43.7m.
EXCLUSIVE: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as executive producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.
EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Florin’s US-based sales agency will introduce the Venezuela-Colombia co-production to international buyers in Cannes later this month.
Sierra/Affinity heads to the Croisette with international rights to the sci-fi thriller to star Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.
Venice is to bolster its market offering with new VR and TV series elements.
EXCLUSIVE: Steven Davenport will be the primary IFB contact for all international productions shooting in Ireland.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Icon executive appointed on permanent basis; Caroline Stern assumes commercial affairs role.
The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles include the next film from Orion: The Man Who Would Be King director Jeanie Finlay and a street dance documentary from 45 Years producer Tristan Goligher.
Factory Boss filmmaker Zhang Wei to direct feature loosely based on true events.
Marvel juggernaut lays waste to rivals ahead of UK release.
The Oscar effect kicked in on Thursday as the Swedish star landed the Lara Croft role in the upcoming action-adventure from MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films.
Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the idiosyncratic road movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales company has concluded North American and key international deals on Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Rotterdam and SXSW selection Suntan, among others.
APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.
EXCLUSIVE: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016; Jeffrey Katzenberg to become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.
EXCLUSIVE: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.
Details have emerged of the international roll-out of Rainmaker Entertainment’s animated feature that opens this weekend in North America and several key international markets.
Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment’s globetrotting heist project Predilection.
Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.
Kevin Macdonald to direct feature from Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn; Amy backers Altitude to handle sales and distribute in UK.
Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.
AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.
A new VOD service has arrived in the UK with the goal of bringing little-seen gems to home audiences.
The majority of people working in the UK’s media and creative sector oppose Brexit and believe leaving the European Union will damage the global role of Britain’s film, TV and advertising sectors.
BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.
FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America will distribute Lionsgate content on its pay-TV and basic cable channels across Latin America.
Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to dystopian drama The White King, starring Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.
Festival to open with Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle [pictured]; Guillermo del Toro and Aardman to give masterclasses.
Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.
Mafia story Pericle Il Nero, co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, plays in Un Certain Regard while Fiore is in Directors’ Fortnight.
EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men and Spotlight star to play opposite Brian Cox in Churchill, one of five films in production for Embankment Films.
The expanded co-production lab will focus on eight South Asian countries over the next three years.
Plus: Lionsgate dates American Pastoral; Cohen Media Group to release restored version of Daughters Of The Dust; and more…
Lionsgate executives have set a July 15 limited launch for Woody Allen’s Cannes Film Festival opener.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has licensed all US rights excluding SVOD on the eco activism documentary to First Run Features
Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.
Anne Fontaine’s drama claimed the COLCOA Audience Award as the nine-day celebration of French cinema came to a close in Los Angeles.
The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.
Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.
EXCLUSIVE: The inaugural Cinema Rediscovered festival will host screenings, workshops and the ICO’s Archive Screening Day 2016.
Executives from See-Saw Films, Curzon and Paramount are among those taking part in this year’s industry programme.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales company Film Constellation launches with drama from Fish Tank producer.
goEast winners in Wiesbaden; Polish Film Institute backs Ida producers; Berlin-based A Company launches Ukrainian distributor.
Viva Pictures has acquired North America rights to Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden, following its world premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last week.
A Universal spokesperson declined to comment on Tuesday evening following a report in the Wall Street Journal that parent company Comcast was lining up as the latest suitor to woo Jeffrey Katzenberg in a possible acquisition worth more than $3bn.
Major South Korean exhibitor Lotte Cinema is opening two new sites with eight screens in Vietnam this week, bringing its total to 111 screens in the territory.
Pre-sales to begin at Cannes Marche in May.
Young entrepreneurs Phillip Sull and Alex Stephenson have launched what they claim to be the world’s first film discovery site powered by humans.
The actor will star in feature film versions of his shows Shakespeare’s Villains and Tell Tale Heart.
Plus: Turner to launch SVOD service FilmStruck; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.
Bloom handles international sales on the J.D. Salinger biopic that has begun principal photography in New York City.
Ken Kao and Dan Kao will partner with Addictive Pictures to produce under their first-look deal.
Top brass announced on Tuesday the 42 world premieres selected for the US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse, and Nightfall Competitions to screen at the festival, set to run from June 1-9 in Los Angeles.
The Weinstein Company will debut its all-star period romance in limited release on July 15 in US.
Concourse Media chiefs Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have scored a coup and will commence sales on the Croisette of Jeff Baena’s dark comedy through their Concourse Film Trade division.
The home entertainment release sold more than 1.2m units in the UK in its first week of release (including both Blu-ray and DVD).
World premiere of Intimate Lighting restoration, a focus on Mexican female directors, a tribute to Otto Preminger and the first Eurimages Lab Project Award set for 2016 edition.
Fabien Westerhoff launches London-based outfit with Films Distribution backing.
Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Jee-woon’s highly-anticipated The Age Of Shadows, which marks Warner Bros Korea’s first local-language production.
Louise Brennand, Megan Martin and Mandy Rodgers [pictured left to right] upped as part of restructure.
The Jungle Book nears $100m as Yesterday Once More and The Huntsman: Winter’s War debut in second and third, respectively.
Chasing Asylum, an account of Australia’s immigration policy, is set to premiere at Toronto’s HotDocs.
Plus: Sylvia Hoeks joins Alcon’s Blade Runner sequel; Screen Media acquires Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline; and more…
Inspired by the ongoing global success of The Jungle Book, The Walt Disney Studios is moving ahead on its previously announced development slate including its Mary Poppins sequel to star Emily Blunt.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz heads to the Toronto festival this week with sales rights on Aida’s Secret and The Peacemaker.
The star from Everest, Zero Dark Thirty, and Terminator Genisys is in negotiations to play the late politician in Chappaquiddick.
On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.
Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.
APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.
EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest boards sequel to doc which took more than $110m worldwide; film is first under UK-China co-pro treaty.
EXCLUSIVE: Companies to collaborate on slate from emerging Norwegian director.
May shoot for Who Will Write Our History about the Oyneg Shabes archive; Nancy Spielberg produces with support from Steven Spielberg-chaired fund.
EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales outfit scores films from Home Sick director and Lav Diaz protégé.
Filipino director’s Palme d’Or contender revolves around a convenience store owner who sells narcotics on the side.
UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s US drama-horror The Transfiguration.
Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.
Mumbai-based Phantom Films is joining forces with Graphic India and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to co-produce a live-action feature, Chakra The Invincible, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.
Producer Cedomir Kolar among signatories of Pristina Declaration, which calls for free movement for Kosovan film-makers in Europe and access to European funding.
The North American premiere of Alex Gibney’s Zero Days and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You bookend the five-day event.
EXCLUSIVE: The French sales company has closed key territories on its Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection.
APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book clung on to the highest vines in its second session as a confirmed $61.5m easily saw off the feeble challenge of Universal’s The Huntsman sequel and propelled the family hit to $192.2m.
As the Tribeca Film festival winds down, festival top brass announced winners of the two audience awards, powered by Infor, at Saturday evening’s wrap party.
The California festival hosted on Friday its evening celebration of British cinema and culture.
EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Film Festival is to host a tribute to the iconic singer who died yesterday.
Seven additions made to Official Selection, including Blood Father starring Mel Gibson, the new feature from Starred Up director David Mackenzie and a Joseph Kony documentary.
The multi-year output deal makes the recently announced Prime Video service the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green’s upcoming theatrical films.
Iconic American musician Prince, whose death was announced yesterday, made memorable contributions to cinema through his music and performances.
Saunders becomes the organisation’s head of production and development.
The Oscar-winning composer talked about his process and collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Xavier Dolan at London’s Barbican.
Plus: Disney pulls Inhumans from schedule; Netflix starts Okja shoot; and more…
Captain America: Civil War also performs strongly.
The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival juried awards ceremony on Thursday evening rewarded a wide roster of selections as organisers honoured separate US and international narrative competition categories for the first time.
The partners are collaborating on the theatrical and home entertainment release of Approaching The Unknown starring Mark Strong.
The Montreal-based sales agent will kick off sales in Cannes on Daniel Guzmán’s drama.
Alcon Entertainment has found its leading lady for the sci-fi project.
This year’s headline “Conversations with…” strand will feature an in-depth dialogue with Revelation Entertainment president Morgan Freeman and CEO Lori McCreary, who is also the president of the Guild.
EXCLUSIVE: Fund backed by Zhongze Asset Management and Varcale Capital Management partners with four UK companies.
EXCLUSIVE: Jack London adaptation from Loving and Song Of The Sea producers secures sales deal.
BAFTA-nominated British film-maker directed four James Bond films.
The North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Cannes-bound opening night film from Woody Allen will kick off the festival on May 19.
EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or winner denies reports that he was rejected from the Cannes Film Festival on political grounds.
Boosted by local cultural connections, Disney’s The Jungle Book has become the highest-grossing Hollywood film ever in India, taking $23.8m (Rs1.58bn) in 12 days.
EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Soda Pictures has picked up remake of cult classic Vampyres.
EXCLUSIVE: The Panama Papers scandal is a factor in the below-par box office performance of Julieta in Spain, according to producer Agustín Almodóvar.
Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.
Money Monster director also says she looks forward to taking on a different type of movie next.
De Vésinne steps up from his role as co-president of EuropaCorp Television.
UK broadcaster cited “good trading” across its territories, as it ordered six new high-end drama series.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit will introduce four titles to the market, including Italian thriller Double Crossing (Il Traduttore).
The UK’s Lucas Ochoa and Poland’s Klaudia Smieja are among upcoming European producers set for neworking initiative in Cannes.
French security forces to stage attack exercise in Palais du Cinéma and on the Croisette; screening hours lost from Directors’ Fortnight due to security protocols.
EXCLUSIVE: Organisers behind the Cannes Marché’s third NEXT event set to run from May 12-18 have lined up an expanded future of cinema showcase that places heavy emphasis on the fast-rising world of virtual reality.
Sundance chiefs reveal plans for the UK offshoot of the indie film festival and how they worked with Picturehouse on this year’s programme.
The anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic has moved forward from its original 2018 North American release date of January 12.
Britweek organisers announced on Wednesday the day-long NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) programme set for April 30.
Section to include world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier doc; a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin and a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman.
The Vancouver-based media company is partnering with Chinese producer-distributor Inlook Vision Media on the action-fantasy.
EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.
Development titles revealed as sci-fi Identicals [pictured] picked up by Arrow Films for UK.
Plus: CE+S wins first contract to instal Dolby Atmos in Colombia
Monsters producer Allan Niblo was among industry execs to discuss challenges facing the UK’s creative industries at the BSAC conference in London.
Lars Kraume’s drama has nine nominations, including Best Film and Best Director; Colonia, A Heavy Heart and Me & Kaminski score five nominations.
Kidulthood director Noel Clarke, who has spoken to cinemas about a ‘British Film Friday’, will discuss the UK film sector at the forthcoming Media Production Show in June.
EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter have bolstered their sales ranks in the run-up to Cannes.
Laura Poitras’ documentary about Julian Assange and Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Defoe, among line-up.
The distributor has pounced on all North American rights to Bruno Dumont’s Cannes competition selection and upcoming world premiere.
The studio has signed a breakthrough distribution deal that acknowledges the film-going culture of Nigeria and the potential of the regional market.
The distributor has taken Nanni Moretti’s winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at last year’s Cannes Film Festival off the hands of embattled Alchemy.
The New York-based company has lined up another production, optioning rights to Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks’ book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution.
Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.
The star and director of Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem has passed away following a prolonged battle with cancer.
STX Entertainment chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson announced the hire on Tuesday following the company’s splashy presentation at CinemaCon last week.
Tribeca selection Kicks and the world premiere of horror tale Lights Out are among the films announced by festival organisers on Tuesday ahead of the June 1-9 run date.
EXCLUSIVE: Black comedy to play in competition at Critics’ Week.
EXCLUSIVE: Film4, HBO, Rialto and Sundance Channel among buyers of comedy-drama executive-produced by Barbara Broccoli and Rachel Weisz.
World premiere of Damien Manivel’s second feature, Le Parc, among the selection.
Both titles won seven prizes at the 60th David Di Donatellos, while Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth took home two from fourteen nominations.
Four new releases made the box office top 10, with The Jungle Book leading the way.
British writer-director describes her US-set drama as “the most me I’ve ever been”; Arnold also reveals challenges on previous film Wuthering Heights.
EXCLUSIVE: A total of 110 films will screen at the festival, including recent Golden Bear-winner Fuocoammare and a selection of Israeli docs.
The Greek Film Centre (EEK) has appointed a female filmmaker for the first time in its history.
Nominations have been announced for the $150,000 (£100,000) documentary awards, set to be judged at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.
Plus: Los Cabos, TFI, Gabriel Figueroa, Labodigital renew association; D Films picks up Canadian rights to Oasis doc; and more…
Andrey Silvestrov’s critique of contemporary society is currently in post-production.
After a move to clarify voting rights in January sparked concern and accusations of ageism, the Academy sought to reassure members on Monday.
The Spanish film-maker behind the upcoming A Monster Calls and international hit The Impossible was announced on Twitter on Monday morning.
Justine Triet’s In Bed With Victoria to open Critics’ Week; Chloë Sevigny’s Kitty one of three closing films.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions will present the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017.
Plus: IFC MIdnight acquires US rights to Let’s Be Evil; and more…
China’s Alibaba Pictures has signed to invest in two further projects from Paramount Pictures – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and Star Trek Beyond.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.
The Circle star to lead biopic of Swiss activist who lived in the Borneo rainforest.
It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.
Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant has moved aggressively against the VOD market leader in the US with a new subscription tier.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: If the live-action-CGI rendering of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale seemed destined to become a Disney classic all over again, the opening weekend confirmed that notion as it stormed to the studio’s biggest April debut in history.
Finnish production from Frozen Land director will feature 14,000 extras.
Philippe de Chauveron is re-teaming with star Christian Clavier following the pair’s 2014 box-office hit.
Adorf, who has made more than 200 films with directors including Sam Peckinpah, Dario Argento and Luigi Comencini, will be honoured with the film festival’s Pardo Alla Carriera.
Deal includes forthcoming titles Ghostbusters and Money Monster.
EXCLUSIVE: India’s Cinestaan Film Company has hired Film London execs Deborah Sathe and Tessa Inkelaar and Madrid-based sales agent Marina Fuentes to head up its ambitious new international division.
Event to focus on the production, distribution and exhibition of Live Cinema events.
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore and US writer-director David Twohy are developing projects with China, which were both announced on the first full day of the Beijing International Film Festival (April 16-23).
The River Run International Film Festival wrapped its 18th edition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with its narrative feature award going to Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, which was, in the words of the jury, “an audacious debut from a promising American talent.”
EXCLUSIVE: Cinefondation winner Juho Kuosmanen makes his feature debut with the Finnish-German-Swedish co-production.
Kurdish workers drama and Rodrigo Plá’s A Monster With a Thousand Heads triumph at festival; industry prizes revealed.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director dropped hints about the character played by Daisy Ridley during a Tribeca talk with actor-comedian Chris Rock; both men revealed the actors they would most like to work with.
Cannes chief discusses the festival’s repeat invitations policy and explains why Oliver Stone’s Snowden will not be premiering at the festival.
The festival’s industry event featured 20 work-in-progress projects.
Paris-based sales agent Luxbox has sealed a string of deals on Cannes Un Certain Regard title Apprentice, including a sale to France’s Version Originale Condor.
Check out the trailers for films set to play at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
A CinemaCon screening of Now You See Me 2 was abandoned when a suspicious item that later turned out to be harmless forced the evacuation of the Colosseum on Thursday afternoon.
Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special also performs strongly.
In a genial presentation in Las Vegas on Thursday that reassured the massed ranks of exhibitors that it believes in the theatrical business, Hollywood’s newest major player also broke news about theatrical distribution partners on two films on its slate.
Competition titles include Nicolas Windng Refn’s The Neon Demon [pictured], Jeff Nichols’ Loving and Xavier Dolan It’s Only The End Of The World.
2016 looks like a good vintage: Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition lineup…
The distributor has picked up US rights to newly announced Cannes selections Graduation and The Unknown Girl.
Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.
The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in full.
James Cameron surprised CinemaCon attendees at the end of Thursday morning’s Fox presentation to explain that his fantasy universe had become larger than originally expected.
Antonia Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star in the psychological thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Cannes next month.
EXCLUSIVE: New film and TV participants include crew from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Lobster, and Sherlock.
Entertainment One (eOne) has poured cold water on claims that it is a takeover target for UK broadcaster ITV.
The long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic has found its distributors, it emerged during a CinemaCon lunch in honour of New Regency head Arnon Milchan.
Plus: The Orchard takes Jeremiah Tower doc; Abramorama expands; and more…
The British star has been cast in the lead role of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 2017 holiday season release.
The Universal Pictures chairman became only the third woman to collect the Will Rogers Pioneer Of The Year award at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
A full screening of the latest Marvel Studios tentpole was the highlight of Wednesday morning’s Disney presentation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Oscar-winning director also planning an English-language feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Fiorin and his team has concluded key territory sales on Francisco Varone’s road movie.
Laura Amelia Guzmán’s Dominican film has triumphed in the works-in-progress section and won a $10,000 prize.
The Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 21-28, will include Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature, My Name Is Emily.
The executive has arrived as svp of sales and acquisitions in the run-up to Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on feature produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Maggie Monteith.
The Labour Lord and former producer has addressed VPFs, Brexit and the potential for a new specialised BFI distribution fund in a wide-ranging speech to industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix to launch US-Danish documentary Knox in autumn; Screen speaks to key doc companies about their lineups.
Mentors include Israel Film Fund executive director Katriel Schory and film director Thanos Anastopoulos.
Naomi Kawase to head the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.
The 18th FEFF will feature 50 titles in competition, including Lost In Hong Kong, Mojin: The Lost Legend and Ip Man 3, as well as a new Focus Asia market.
The company will be the exclusive international distributor of ROH Live Cinema for the Opera’s 2016/17 season.
Plus: Production begins on Battle Of The Sexes; CAC reports record ad revenues in 2015; FilmRise acquires National Bird; and more
Sylvester Stallone has lined up a feature with STX Entertainment, the studio announced during its CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday.
A very long but occasionally spectacular presentation by the studio rounded out the CinemaCon programme on Tuesday and delivered the most winning appearance yet by a pair of A-listers.
CEO Kevin Tsujihara, whose studio has been bruised by poor reviews and flagging global box office for its costly Batman V Superman, played to the hearts of theatre owners in a presentation on Tuesday that reaffirmed its commitment to the theatrical experience.
Plus: FilmBuff acquires US to Welcome To Happiness; and more
Buoyed by last year’s surge in global, international, and North American gross box office receipts, industry heads on Tuesday used fresh data to proclaim the film industry to be in rude health despite facing more serious challenges than at any time in its history.
The Sundance off-shoot will be take place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown from August 12-14 and will feature six independent film premieres, each paired with either a musical act, live performance, or conversation with an icon of independent cinema.
EXCLUSIVE: A Separation and About Elly star leads Farsi-language drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Only a handful of exhibitors will be able to screen Ang Lee’s anticipated drama as the director intends.
EXCLUSIVE: Romance-thriller Despite The Falling Snow, also starring Charles Dance and Sam Reid, moves from 6 Sales to Parkland Pictures.
Shoot has kicked off in Berlin on the Wim Wenders-directed romance-thriller.
Twitter exec Bruce Daisley and BuzzFeed UK editor-in-chief Janine Gibson will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Media Summit.
Australian coming-of-age drama has begun filming; Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh among those to join cast.
Yang Qing’s dark comedy claimed top spot while London Has Fallen outscored its North American debut in second.
JJ Abrams on Monday evening hinted at his support for Screening Room as he collected the CinemaCon Showman Of The Year award from the very people who stand to lose the most should the disruptive distribution platform become reality.
UPDATE: Alejandro Ramirez Magaña struck an early blow for the theatrical lobby at the annual exhibitors convention on Monday when his comments on the controversial Screening Room proposal drew spontaneous applause.
Fox International Productions president Tomas Jegeus on Monday identified the potential of local-language hits to succeed beyond their native borders in a broad presentation in Las Vegas.
The streaming giant is in negotiations to acquire The Other Side Of The Wind, veteran producer Frank Marshall told convention attendees on Monday.
New York-based president Andrew Herwitz heads to the Tribeca Film Festival with two world premieres and one international premiere on his sales slate.
APRIL 11 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book swings in with estimated $28.9m international debut.
EXCLUSIVE: Bleiberg has added a title to its Cannes slate in the shape of the Bentonville Film Festival-bound Susan Sarandon family caper.
EXCLUSIVE: The veteran sales agent has joined Gary Hamilton’s sales company as evp of sales and acquisitions.
Disney’s Zootropolis leads Fri-Sun weekend with $3.35m (£2.36m) after only a 14% drop in its third weekend.
EXCLUSIVE: Ascot Elite ties up deals with Bloom and Lakeshore.
Film starring Lambert Wilson - as legendary oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau - and Audrey Tautou to hit UK screens at the end of 2016.
The French media giant has acquired Mediaset’s pay TV business as part of a wider alliance.
Leonardo Dicaprio and Spotlight also pick up prizes from the Irish Film and Television Academy.
Plus: FilmRise to release White Girl; Jesse Eisenberg in CinemaCon honour; and more…
The prototype is being revealed at the Future of Cinema conference (part of the NAB show) in Las Vegas this week.
Melissa McCarthy is queen of North America as an estimated $23.48m debut for The Boss via Universal edged Warner Bros’ fast-fading Batman v Superman into second place.
Bona Film Group has finalised its delisting from the NASDAQ and subsequent privatisation process, following which Alibaba Pictures has an 8.94% stake in the Beijing-based studio.
Cohen Media Group president takes the reins at the UK broadcaster following David Kosse’s appointment at STX.
Room producer Ed Guiney and Number 9 Films’ Stephen Woolley among those to voice reaction to the appointment of David Kosse’s successor at Film4.
Lars von Trier’s regular producer to retire as CEO of the largest film production company in Scandinavia.
The distributor has pounced on North American rights from Doc&Film International to Leyla Bouzid’s debut one week before its US premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Australian actors last appeared on screen together nearly 30 years ago in TV soap Neighbours.
As organisers at the conference prepare to kick off in Las Vegas on Monday, it emerged that the tentpole’s Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Jessie Usher, Sela Ward, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner will receive the CinemaCon Ensemble Of The Universe Award.
Cecilia Verheyden’s debut feature has been a hit in Belgium.
Award-winning Belgian star to make directorial debut on novel adaptation.
British director wins $35,000 prize to help fund next feature.
Ildi Toth Davy to join production and sales company ahead of Cannes Marche.
Constantin Film has been named Germany’s most successful producer and distributor of German films for 2015.
Announcement coincides with the unveiling of six films by BFI graduates.
Dorst and Marionette will receive support through the Dutch Crossover project.
Feelgood film retains lead in its second week.
Warner Bros Pictures International’s somewhat maligned DC Entertainment superhero tentpole remains the one to beat heading into its third weekend.
Plus: Jason Blum in CinemaCon honour
The 13-time Oscar nominee has found a new agency, signing on with his partner James Ellis Deakins.
Brooklyn-based filmmaker has launched a Virtual Reality content studio focusing on non-fiction films and enlisted the support of world-class documentarians including Marshall Curry and Jessica Edwards.
EXCLUSIVE: Producers Lauren Grant of Clique Pictures and Lori Lozinski of Violator Films announced on Thursday they had signed the music video director to helm their feature.
United States Of Love, Rams and Mustang will feature at the eighth edition of the festival; regional premiere of Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife.
Director-producer Brett Ratner will head the competition jury of this year’s Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), which runs April 16-23.
EXCLUSIVE: Panamanian director Arturo Montenegro is busy lining up his follow-up to feature directorial debut The Check (El Cheque) ahead of its world premiere at IFF Panama on Tuesday.
Skydance and China’s Alibaba Pictures will jointly finance and produce Flying Tigers, a World War II drama to be scripted by Braveheart writer Randall Wallace.
Festival kicks off with double screening of Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special; new artistic director discusses security and censorship.
Documentary festival will also give audiences chance to “virtually” converse with a Holocaust survivor.
The studio, reportedly exploring a leaner slate with greater emphasis on franchise-building feeders and beset by the critical mauling of Batman v Superman and its 69% second-weekend slide, unveiled an updated release schedule.
The Mark Gordon Company and The Koch Company are partnering with Chinese studio Pegasus Media Group and China Film Group on the English-language Edge Of The World.
The distributor has picked up US rights from FiGa Films to Federico Veiroj’s comedy that premiered in Toronto last autumn.
EXCLUSIVE: Despite reporting a loss in 2015, revenue and admissions are up and Everyman Cinemas is primed for significant growth.
Two markets will collaborate on a works-in-progress strand in Cannes this year and have sights set on a 2017 packaging and financing forum in Europe.
Overall film investment was up 23.1% in 2015, while investment from French TV broadcasters was up 29.7%.
EXCLUSIVE: The star of Paramount-MGM’s late summer release Ben-Hur is at the Cannes television market in a new role as producer with rights to a pair of prestige projects.
DCM is reporting strong sales of cinema advertising from sectors including retail, motors, finance and food.
Fledgling sales outfit has acquired worldwide sales rights to Paolo Genovese’s comedy, a box office hit in Italy.
Georgia Poivre joins international sales team at Paris-based firm.
Principal photography on stage play adaptation starring John Hurt has begun.
Plus: CinemaCon honour for Arnon Milchan; Wanda Cinema Line Corp and Dolby sign deployment deal; and more.
Hundreds of cinemas to halve ticket prices next week; Hardcore Henry, The Jungle Book and local comedy L’Universale in cinemas during promotion.
Netflix enters Versailles; BBC One drama Capitol inks deals; Roots world premiere; Walter Presents buys Spanish drama for UK; Hulu reads The Book Of Negroes; Olivier Megaton doc gets sales deal.
Bloom will handle international sales on the action thriller from Waypoint Entertainment and Linson Entertainment.
The New York-based distributor has taken another step towards establishing a de facto international sales operation with the announcement on Tuesday that it is broadening its involvement in the Sundance acquisition.
The distributor has picked up all US rights from Elle Driver to Andre Techiné’s recent Berlinale competition world premiere.
The former Aldamisa Entertainment executive will attend Cannes with his new colleagues at the Los Angeles-based production and sales company.
Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti star in the upcoming world premiere drama set in the world of baseball.
EXCLUSIVE: SVOD service adds six titles, including Berlin Panorama opener I, Olga and Mathieu Amalric drama; theatrical, UK and US deals among haul.
Neil Jordan’s big budget Riviera and James Foley’s Fifty Shades Freed among productions due to shoot in territory this year.
Pathe announces a feature based on the true story of a retired bus driver who supposedly stole a famous painting and held the British Government to ransom.
Plus: Lowriders to open LA Film Festival; Alamo Drafthouse to open in Downtown Brooklyn; and more…
Documentary festival head to move to Berlin; filmmaker Barbara Visser to oversee next year’s festival.
Historical drama stars Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.
According to the UK Film Distributors’ Association yearbook, media advertising spend decreased in 2015.
The Russian State Film Fund has announced the names of the companies that will receive significant backing this year.
Distributor Cinema Libre has hailed a successful opening weekend for the documentary that lost its Tribeca world premiere berth following an outcry over the veracity of its scientific claims.
Speculation was mounting on Monday evening that Peter Chernin or Chase Carey could land the top job at Disney after it emerged that Tom Staggs, the COO long regarded as the heir apparent to Bob Iger, will step down.
Plus: CinemaCon to anoint comedy trio; and more…
APRIL 4 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia becomes the fifth highest grossing original IP animated release of all time with $787.6m.
Batman v Superman and new Chinese action-drama The Bodyguard were neck-and-neck while Yang Qing’s Chongqing Hot Pot was a close third.
Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group has come on board the Keanu Reeves starrer.
The director, producer and star of Sundance sensation The Birth Of A Nation is among honourees at the pioneers showcase set for April 22.
Lionsgate’s Eddie The Eagle posts seven-day $4m (£2.83m) debut from its 572 sites.
EXCLUSIVE: Appointment of former eOne exec comes as Paris company eyes expansion into larger European-financed, English-language productions.
Company invests in trio of independent companies including Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV,Atlantis producer Urban Myth Films and Spain’s
Netflix picks up an ITV series while Public Enemy [pictured] scooped the inagural MIPDrama Screenings awards.
James Bond producer to join Greg Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council.
Morfydd Clark, Ade Edmundson and Charlotte Peters have all joined the biographical drama about Mozart.
The ceremony broadcast was banned in mainland China, reportedly due to the nomination of the politically-charged dystopian drama.
The Swedish Film Institute has backed nineteen projects in its latest round of funding.
Zhang Hanyi’s Life After Life won the top prize in the Young Cinema Competition.
French Connection director highlights “challenging time” for the future of world cinema.
Mars, which operates the Cinemaximum brand, has 710 screens across the country
APRIL 4 UPDATE: The Warner Bros / DC Entertainment spring tentpole succumbed to one of the biggest second-weekend drops in superhero history as the film mustered another $51.3m in the arduous climb towards break-even.
STX president expects Kosse to have a team of at least 24 staff in place by mid-2017; UK and international distribution plans underway.
Screen canvassed the UK industry for reaction to the surprise news.
Broadcaster “will be announcing successor imminently”; Screen understands from multiple sources that Daniel Battsek is front-runner for the job.
In shock move, Film4 head departs UK broadcaster after 18 months to join STX Entertainment.
EXCLUSIVE: The Riot Club duo join Charlotte Rampling in upcoming comedy sold by Goldcrest.
Globo’s first production targeted exclusively at the Latin American market will be overseen by acclaimed Argentinian director Burman [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Co-operative whose alumni include Corin Hardy and Rachel Dargavel rebrands as UK courses company run by former Salt MD Samantha Horley.
Second feature from The Pool director to be co-produced by Potemkino.
EXCLUSIVE: Aldabra: Once Upon An Island will have two market screenings at Cannes following its domestic release in the Czech Republic.
Warner Bros’ spring tentpole has surged to an estimated $329.1m by Thursday and $201.3m in North America.
The production exec was most recently a producer on Swedish box office hit A Man Called Ove.
The star of Netflix’s House Of Cards is in final negotiations to join Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford in Alcon Entertainment’s sci-fi project.
Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce Cannes buyers to the upcoming drama from Fernando Trueba starring Penelope Cruz.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor is broadening its remit with the acquisition of worldwide rights to Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story.
In a ticket that will be hotter than Disney’s screening of Captain America: Civil War, Sean Parker’s business partner Prem Akkaraju will reportedly travel to the Las Vegas convention next month to present the controversial distribution model to the industry.
IFF Panama’s first-look sidebar for central American and Caribbean projects awards grants for market visibility and completion of features in post.
Saban Films has acquired US rights to sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman.
The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles has announced the juries and additional programming for the upcoming 14th edition, which runs April 6-10 in Hollywood.
Shoot is due to take place in Spain and Portugal on long-gestating project, now joined by producer Paulo Branco.
Roger Michell’s adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel will shoot in England and Italy.
Driessen has been involved with the sales company since it was founded in the early 90s, and has been MD since 2004.
EXCLUSIVE: Memento releases English-subtitled trailer for Bruno Dumont’s quirky period-whodunnit, starring Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.
Turkish film-maker Can Evrenol introduced the tale about “madness and paranoia” during Frontières at BIFFF.
Jean Mizrahi discusses dividing the business into two distinct brands, Eclair and CinemaNext, and the future of the European market.
The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.
UK indie distributor promotes Jon Bourdillon to COO, while founder Marc Goldberg takes on a new title as CEO.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be available to stream and download ahead of the release of the latest instalment in the popular game franchise.
‘Intelligent’ mosquitoes and slacker demons were lurking at the third European edition of the genre film market in Brussels.
Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between The Oceans sells to Arthouse, which also buys Jesse Owens biopic Race.
Plus: Lonsgate, Kevin Hart partner on OTT platform; FilmRise acquires Harry & Snowman; and more
Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has closed a three-year deal with the studio, effective immediately.
Davies is returning to the studio as president of domestic distribution and fills the seat vacated by Don Harris last summer.
Plus: Tribeca Interactive roster unveiled; IFP Film Week moves to Brooklyn; Cinema Libre to distribute Vaxxed; and more…
The Warner Bros and DC Entertainment tentpole added an estimated $32.9m on Tuesday to reach $501.9m worldwide.
The executive arrives from original and branded content creator Rec Room and replaces the outgoing chief marketing officer Jason Cassidy.
One World Films exec joins Studiocanal, which announces expanded production role for UK CEO Danny Perkins.
Palme d’Or-nominated director to head Competition jury at Sarajevo Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Benedict Cumberbatch will narrate Marc J Francis and Max Pugh’s feature documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh.
LGBT festival also sees industry and filmmaker delegate numbers double.
Wolf Hall leads the nominations with four nods.
Alexis Alexiou’s neo-noir drama triumphed at an event dominated by the refugee crisis, with honorary award recipient Vanesa Redgrave speaking out against border policies.
Robert Shapiro will produce the story of a Jewish piano prodigy who narrowly escapes Nazi-occupied Vienna during the Second World War.
The independent and alternative cinema showcase (Apr 28 - May 7) will have the world premiere of Choi Seung-ho’s controversial Spy Nation.
EXCLUSIVE: UK deal secured for Nick Gillespie’s psychological thriller Belly Of The Bulldog.
A diversity report also highlights that male directors of narrative features outnumber women directors by more than 5:1.
Head of international and independent film Jessica Lacy is among a group of nine agents in Los Angeles and New York who have been promoted to partner.
The Franco-American Cultural Fund on Tuesday announced the line-up for the 20th anniversary edition of the French film festival set to run in Hollywood from April 18-26.
Days after ScreenDaily reported from the China-US Motion Picture Summit that Dick Cook Studios (DCS) was in talks with additional Asian investors including Film Carnival, the former Disney chairman has closed a half-billion slate financing deal with the Chinese company.
The star has joined Lily Collins on Marti Noxon’s feature directorial debut as shooting is scheduled to get underway this week in Los Angeles.
Plus: Patty Duke RIP; Lionsgate to screen Now You See Me 2 at CinemaCon; and more…
David Ellison’s production and financing company, whose credits include, has secured a new raft of financing for film and TV production.
Download the March/April 2016 edition of Screen International here including a focus on Brexit, Film4 and VPFs; profiles of SquareOne, Hanway and Gianfranco Rosi; previews of MIPTV, CinemaCon and AFCI Locations; a territory focus on Spain; and a training special.
The distributor has acquired US rights from Le Pacte to Jaco Van Dormael’s Belgian ensemble and Golden Globe foreign language nominee.
World premieres of Susanna White’s Our Kind Of Traitor starring Ewan McGregor, Naomie Harris and Damian Lewis and Escapes by Michael Almereyda will screen at the 59th edition of the festival, set to run from April 21-May 5.
Jonathan Gross, the president of the Canadian distributor, announced the rebrand on Tuesday 23 years after launching the company.
Warner Bros’ epic battle achieves biggest ever Fri-Sun result for a superhero film.
Prague International Film Festival’s primary award went to Iceland for the second year running.
Period romance stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.
Warner Bros’ scores local record while Zootopia nears $200m and The Revenant passes $50m.
Thailand’s M Pictures has closed a string of sales on horror film Take Me Home, directed by Kongkiat Khomsiri, which it launched at Hong Kong’s Filmart earlier this month.
Finnish director to receive Carrosse d’Or from French Film Directors Guild.
Turkey’s Tolga Karacelik, whose Ivy was at Sundance at Toronto last year, among those to bring new features to CineLink.
Sebastian Schipper’s Berlin Silver Bear winner screened at London’s Ministry of Sound.
Gina Rodriguez will receive the CinemaCon Female Star Of Tomorrow Award at the Las Vegas convention on April 14.
Vice Media has acquired a majority stake in The Witch producer Pulse Films.
Further details have emerged on the key performers behind the studio’s recent $1bn international box office accomplishment.
Critics have hailed a decision by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to block a religious liberty bill that they claimed would have discriminated against the LGBT community.
China’s domestic box office may be booming – and Chinese finance flowing into Hollywood movies – but speakers at the China-US Motion Picture Summit (March 25) discussed how successful Chinese co-productions and film exports remain scarce.
Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum (black and white portrait) have been named co-heads of production, effective immediately, and take over the role formerly held by president of production Claudia Lewis.
The producer and executive has been named head of film production and acquisitions at The Mark Gordon Company.
Festival co-founder Robert De Niro on Saturday pulled Andrew Wakefield’s documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe amid a backlash over the veracity of its claims.
Studio executives have set an industry screening of the much anticipated superhero tentpole on April 13 at the Las Vegas convention.
MARCH 29 UPDATE: The DC Entertainment tentpole added $46m worldwide on Monday to reach $468.6m worldwide and $287.5m internationlaly and $181.1m in North America as the studio revised its weekend take to $256.5m internationally and $422.6m worldwide.
MARCH 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros opened the DC Entertainment vaults and reaped the rewards as the sixth biggest domestic debut in history fuelled a $420m worldwide haul.
Former Disney chairman Dick Cook’s new venture is in talks with further Chinese investors, including Film Carnival, and Malaysian fund Khazanah, it emerged during the China-US Motion Picture Summit, hosted by Cook’s lead investor CITIC Guoan.
UPDATE: As Georgia remained front of mind in Hollywood on Thursday and the Weinsteins threatened to find another state in which to shoot Lee Daniels’ upcoming Richard Pryor film in opposition to an anti-gay bill, the focus has broadened to include North Carolina.
Plus: Tribeca unveils Sloan screenwriting winner; and more…
Machete writer Rodriguez and writer-director Mayer have signed on to adapt Erri De Luca’s Italian bestseller.
UPDATE: Warner Bros’ DC Entertainment tentpole has raced to at least $65.2m from its first three international days and took $27.7m from Thursday night screenings in North America for an early $92.9m worldwide.
The absurdist comedian has died from unknown causes after paramedics in Los Angeles responded to a medical emergency and took him to hospital where he died.
EXCLUSIVE: MIPTV organiser says security is “top priority” for TV and digital content market, taking place April 4-7 in Cannes.
The distributor has picked up North American rights to Rob Zombie’s horror film that premiered recently in Sundance.
EXCLUSIVE: Me And Orson Welles star to co-direct with Ben Hecking.
Plus: FilmBuff picks up US rights to ‘We The People’; Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer join ‘Howard Lovecraft’; and more…
iQIYI, which reports 10m subs, will host a curated selection of titles from the BFI London Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Suburbicon and The Founder among marquee deals for The Searchers.
Belgian thriller The Prime Minister, about a terrorist plot to kidnap the US president, is currently filming in and around Brussels.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals on Becoming Zlatan include Studiocanal for UK, Bac for France and Alamode for Germany.
The merger between Cinema Park and Formula Kino could be in the range of $200-250m, according to sources.
New classification structure for cinema adverts to be implemented on March 31.
The Culture White Paper is the first of its kind to be launched in 50 years, said the Government; £40m Discover England fund to launch this year.
Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian have joined the French major.
The Japanese distributor will release Gods Of Egypt and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies in September.
Disney and its wholly-owned Marvel Studios have spoken out against a religious liberty bill in the state of Georgia.
Lake Bell is preparing to commence principal photography in Los Angeles on her directorial follow-up to award-winning Sundance 2013 selection In A World…
Lorenzo Vigas’ Venice Golden Lion winner From Afar and César Augusto Acevedo’s Cannes Critics Week France 4 Visionary Award winner Land And Shade will screen at the International Film Festival of Panama.
The former star of TV whose acting career highlights included Tony and Primetime Emmy wins, has died in his home near Los Angeles.
EXCLUSIVE: Challenges mount at UK funding agency as Caroline Cooper Charles hands in notice.
The multimedia installation by Smriti Keshari and Eric Schlosser is among additions to Tribeca Film Festival’s (TFF) experiential line-up announced by organisers on Wednesday.
EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian hybrid work Ghost Hunting and Brazil’s The Trace [pictured] among works to be presented.
EXCLUSIVE: Torrei Hart, Simone Shepherd, Aeriel Miranda also among cast of US comedy-romance; production reveals footage.
EXCLUSIVE: Boardwalk Empire’s Ian Hart and Sense and Sensibility’s Gemma Jones join rising stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu.
The European cinema group upped its market share across its European territories to 19.4%.
British producer most recently worked on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.
The distributor has partnered with StarHub and Telkom Indonesia to roll out the new service in Q2 2016.
Director Zack Snyder holds moment of silence as red carpet press line cancelled.
Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival had been in doubt following terror attacks in the Belgian capital.
EXCLUSIVE: The impact of Sean Parker’s proposed first-run service would drastically increase the threat of global piracy and accelerate the decline of distribution windows everywhere, according to experts.
Zootopia beat Kung Fu Panda 3 to become the biggest animated film in China, while The Revenant opened second.
Plus: Warner Bros dates Annabelle 2, Untitled event movie; FilmRise acquires The Bad Kids
Disney’s family hit added $9.4m at the global box office on Monday to cross the milestone.
Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth received fourteen nominations while Matteo Garrone’s Tale Of Tales received twelve and Berlin-winner Fuocoammare received four.
Jurors include Alice Winocour, Nadav Lapid, David Robert Mitchell and Santiago Mitre.
Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has acquired exclusive pay-TV rights to Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid for its channels in Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore.
The refugee crisis, the departure of festival director Dimitri Eipides and the appointment of a new general director dominated the 18th Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival.
Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival faces an uncertain future following a series of terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital.
Based on Swiss author Arno Camenisch’s [pictured] novel, the comedy is slated to shoot in 2017.
Game Of Thrones actress will star alongside the returning Elisabeth Moss, with filming now underway in Australia.
Screen rounds up the films from across the globe that could launch at Cannes…
EXCLUSIVE: Creative industries agency taps into reserve to ensure effective delivery of services.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: Disney’s latest animation smash crossed $200m in North America thanks to a confirmed $37.2m number one hold.
Top brass at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival have unveiled the participants in the on-stage conversation series.
Kubrick classic staged over 24 nights.
Adam Sandler’s second feature in the actor’s exclusive deal will premiere on the streaming service worldwide on May 27.
Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, and Yasmin Kassim will join Daniel Radcliffe on the thriller.
The company admitted fabricating more than 7,600 screenings of the film, amounting to $8.6m in fraudulent receipts.
Committee of nine major film organisations has issued a set of demands to ensure the festival’s independence.
Emiliano Torres’ Argentinian western took the two top prizes at the works-in-progress event.
Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane lands second with $2.3m (£1.6m) from its 488 sites.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival poster uses stills from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film.
The Star Wars actor took home the best actor prize, but stepped into a social media storm following comments made in his acceptance speech.
As part of the festival’s industry forum, the Prishtina Rendezvous will focus on distributors and sales agent.
Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s.
Elitsa Petkova received the Bulgarian festival’s Grand Prix for her feature debut Zhaleika [pictured].
Plus: Gravitas Ventures acquires My Father’s Vietnam; and more…
Culture Ministry funds new stand with aim to increase Israeli presence at the festival.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: The family hit added $68.4m from 49 territories in its sixth weekend for $392.3m and stands at $593.5m worldwide.
Edward Noeltner’s sales title about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh has proved a popular draw among buyers.
Posthumous Empire Legend award for Alan Rickman; Matt Damon collects Best Actor award and Best Actress goes to Alicia Vikander
Greg Kwedar’s Transpecos won the Narrative feature competition audience award and Keith Maitland’s Tower the documentary prize on Saturday night.
The distributor has picked up US rights from FilmSharks to Daniel Burman’s recent Panorama opening night selection in Berlin.
Martin Scorsese will join Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader for a post-screening conversation.
Indigenous Media, the media company launched by Jon Avnet, Rodrigo Garcia and Jake Avnet, will produce the adaptation of Jean Nathan’s book, The Secret Life Of The Lonely Doll.
UK-filmed features generated more than $9.4 billion at the global box office in 2015.
The War And Peace star will lead Steven, from writer-director Mark Gill.
Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s period drama took eight awards including best film, best director and best actress.
The organisations said the idea presented a “massive risk to the future prosperity” of the film industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Pair will star in road comedy from UK production outfit Scoop Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama premiered at Raindance in 2015.
Upcoming superhero film had three times more social media buzz than Zootropolis in the past week.
Tribeca Film Festival director Genna Terranova on Thursday unveiled an inaugural market and screening series geared towards showcasing digital and online work and connecting creators with buyers, producers and agents.
Zootopia has reached $320.2m via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International as studio executives aim to capitalise on debuts in Australia and Brazil.
MARCH 17 UPDATE: M Night Shyamalan and Brett Ratner have added their voices against the proposed distribution model that continues to fuel controversy in the run-up to CinemaCon next month.
Plus: CinemaCon names Male Star Of Tomorrow; Soda Pictures dates High-Rise; and more…
The Amy producer discussed his upcoming Oasis documentary at an event in London.
EXCLUSIVE: Berlin competition entry Being 17 among six titles acquired by Metrodome at EFM.
The two directors have joined the cast of Fernando Trueba’s film, which is now shooting in Budapest.
EXCLUSIVE: Macbeth filmmaker to speak at games, TV and film event for career starters.
The newly titled British Association for Screen Entertainment has renamed in a move to reflect digital shifts.
The Spanish capital will be the next destination for the itinerant International India Film Academy gala.
The company has boarded Daddy’s Home writer Brian Burns to write his comedic holiday pitch.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has acquired North American rights to a pair of culinary documentaries – Ants On A Shrimp and Kampai! For The Love Of Sake.
Ryan Kavanaugh’s embattled studio said on Wednesday it had closed a major equity financing deal with Michael Wexler and Tove Christensen’s Maple Leaf Films.
Plus: Music Box nabs Seasons; CNN takes Holy Hell; and more…
Turkish festival announces films, guests and industry lineups amid challenging security climate.
Flagship Entertainment, a joint venture between Warner Bros, China Media Capital (CMC) and TVB, has unveiled its debut slate, including projects from Hong Kong filmmakers Peter Chan, Wong Jing and Stephen Fung.
Screen and sister publication Broadcast will be media partners of the UK’s leading documentary festival in 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese star Zhang Hanyu and Japan’s Masaharu Fukuyama have been confirmed as the first leading cast for John Woo’s upcoming action thriller Manhunt.
Drama Don’t Tell, starring Rachel Griffiths and Jack Thompson, depicts a ground-breaking child sex abuse case in Australia.
Adam Pinner’s drama has been awarded the narrative feature competition grand jury award, the festival announced on Tuesday night.
On a day when the Academy unveiled new governors to reflect a more diverse representation, the body was forced to apologise on Tuesday for racially insensitive elements in its recent Oscar broadcast.
Disney has scheduled a July 19, 2019, release on the next episode in the adventure saga that will reunite Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.
EXCLUSIVE: France’s Wide has secured a raft of deals on Indian gay love story Loev.
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese drama centres on the culture of hit-and-run incidents in the country.
Director Chang made Cannes title The Target in 2014.
Port Of Call director Philip Yung to helm detective thriller.
Filmmakers Johnnie To and Ann Hui have been named as ambassadors for the first International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFA Macao), to take place December 8-13.
EXCLUSIVE: Film centres on a dead writer who discovers he is living inside his own story.
EXCLUSIVE: Firm also compiling shorts into omnibus films.
EXCLUSIVE: New finance-distribution company launched by former Tomson exec and a fund manager.
First Focus Asia to include screenings, research panels and meetings.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Daughter Of The Nile
Hong Kong-based Mei Ah Entertainment Group has announced a slate of six films at Hong Kong Filmart, including a film centred on a half-butterfly woman and China’s answer to Boyhood.
Plus: RLJ Entertainment picks up Kickboxer: Vengeance; CinemaCon honour for Bryce Dallas Howard; and more…
FilmRise has acquired worldwide rights to filmmaker Jason Cohen’s documentary following its world premiere in Austin, Texas, at the weekend.
Artistic director Hong-Joon Kim and staff are at Filmart in Hong Kong scouting for the first edition of the Chungmuro International Musical Film Festival (CHIMFF), set to launch July 6-11 in Seoul.
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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and eOne announced on Tuesday that SPHE will distribute films from eOne’s specialty label Momentum Pictures across physical and digital home entertainment platforms globally.
EXCLUSIVE: China’s Thunder Communications and UK’s Poisson Rouge to collaborate on up to five titles; first drama centres on a real investigation into mysterious biological weapons that were used against the Chinese.
Plus: TIFF, Telefilm Canada partner on See The North; Film market researcher Richard Del Belso dies; and more…
The first series of the Italian crime drama will be broadcast in summer 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: The director of Sundance selection Carnage Park has unveiled the cast on his fifth feature, which recently wrapped principal photography.
Edge Entertainment will release Mohamed Ben Attia’s Silver Bear-winning drama in early 2017.
The three-time Palme d’Or nominated director will present the awards at the festival’s closing ceremony on May 22.
MARCH 15 UPDATE: The group representing 600 distribution entities on Tuesday sent an open letter in protest over the distribution platform proposed by Napster co-founder Sean Parker and music industry executive Prem Akkaraju.
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese studio Zhejiang Huace Film & TV has entered a multiple-picture deal with Malaysian filmmaker Adrian Teh for the production of three feature films in the next three years.
EXCLUSIVE: Arclight Films’ Asian label Easternlight has picked up international rights to Danny Pang’s upcoming horror film Delusion, starring fast-rising actor-singer Chau Pakho.
EXCLUSIVE: Well Go USA has acquired North American and UK rights to Derek Yee’s highly-anticipated martial arts epic Sword Master 3D.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales also secured with Japan, Hong Kong.
EXCLUSIVE: Adaptation of award-winning novel debuting at Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).
EXCLUSIVE: Drama stars K-pop star Junior and Cart star Ji-woo.
Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films have partnered on worldwide rights to the horror anthology.
The Chinese director of local box office hit Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe is attached to direct and produce Peter Hessler’s memoir.
EXCLUSIVE: Reeves reunites with his former Constantine co-star Peter Stormare in the Viaplay original series.
Organisers at the 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) unveiled on Monday Tribeca Tune In, featuring six season premieres, three sneak peeks and season finales, three conversations, and four special events.
LA-based firm closes deals on genre titles and brings slate to Hong Kong Filmart.
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based start-up Young Live Entertainment (YLE) is introducing its debut slate at Filmart, including action titles The Game Changer, starring Huang Zitao and Peter Ho, and Kungfu Is Not Fighting, directed by Marco Mak.
EXCLUSIVE: Taiwan-based sales and production company Double Edge Entertainment has sold The Kids to Japan’s Digital Works Entertainment.
Singapore-based mm2 Entertainment has three new titles by up-and-coming directors on its slate, as part of its initiative to nurture new talents.
EXCLUSIVE: Vietnam Media is debuting two recent Lunar New Year hits at Filmart.
Two productions being introduced to buyers at Hong Kong Filmart.
Korea’s Contents Panda is launching remake rights sales on the hit TV series Descendants Of The Sun.
Dominican Republic-based Lantica Media and AMBI Group are to partner on a slate of English and Spanish-language features.
EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years, Spooks: The Greater Good executive Richard Holmes made redundant amid company cuts.
Former Oriental DreamWorks executive Joe Aguilar has been appointed to head Huayi Brothers Wink Animation, a newly-launched subsidiary of China’s Huayi Brothers Media Corp.
Southeast Asia’s first ever script lab – the Southeast Asian Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC) – is launching in Thailand and Singapore this year with support from the Purin Foundation, Singapore Film Commission and French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Scandinavian sales agent TrustNordisk has closed a raft of deals post-Berlin.
Faye Ward’s indie production outfit is currently producing Laurel & Hardy biopic Stan And Ollie.
eOne’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant posts disappointing non-final $2.6m (£1.83m) debut, including previews, from 528 sites.
World’s second longest-serving film festival director died last week while attending Graz film festival.
The inaugural UK Visual Effects Society Awards takes place later this week.
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Experts on a “local to global” panel today at Filmart said the next step for the growing Chinese film industry would be to co-produce with Hollywood and start exploiting possible online distribution platforms.
Bespoke event nurtured development of 33 DFI grantee projects.
Romantic duo produced by China’s Huayi Brothers.
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to China-Korean co-production Reset, produced by Jackie Chan and directed by South Korea’s Chang.
MARCH 14 UPDATE: Zootopia continued to decimate the Hollywood competition and earned a further $89.3m in a rousing session thanks in large part to a $56.5m haul in China that propelled the international running total to $294.9m.
MARCH 14 UPDATE: Disney’s latest animation juggernaut held on to pole position in its second session as a confirmed $51.3m boosted the running total to $143.9m.
Powered by Deadpool, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, the studio has reached the milestone in its second fastest time.
Jacques Audiard’s Dheepan won the Knight Competition Grand Jury Prize and Argentine filmmaker Santiago Mitre’s Paulina won the Lexus Ibero-American Feature Film Prize at the 33rd edition of Miami Dade College’s Miami International Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Beijing-based Le Vision Pictures is to unveil Daniel Lee’s action suspense title The Lost Tomb and Guo Jingming’s fantasy epic L.O.R.D. at Hong Kong’s Filmart.
EXCLUSIVE: Raft of deals include sales to Japan, China.
EXCLUSIVE: Toei sells US-based Wayne Wang’s Japanese-language feature starring Beat Kitano.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales agency is in Austin, Texas, with three new titles for buyers.
The actor has stepped away from the position announced in January as the company continues to wade through a restructure process, according to court documents.
The Canada-Ireland drama dominated the awards show on Sunday night, picking up nine honours including best film.
Sean Parker’s The Screening Room is shaping up to be a controversial proposition as exhibitors and celebrated film-makers including Peter Jackson line up on opposite sides of the release window divide.
EXCLUSIVE: Martial arts epic also sold to Germany and several Asian territories.
Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) is launching sales on new titles from Yuen Woo-ping, Fruit Chan and Ho Yuhang at Filmart.
EXCLUSIVE: Action comedy directed by Wong Jing; Hong Kong firm also launching the final instalment in the Colour trilogy.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Just One Shot and supernatural fantasy Help! Breakup Ghost.
EXCLUSIVE: Wartime drama stars Zhou Xun [pictured] and Eddie Peng.
Nikkatsu has announced The Sono Sion, a documentary about the prolific Japanese director of the title, has wrapped.
EXCLUSIVE: Malaysia’s Animasia Studio has inked a deal with China’s Zero One Animation to co-produce 3D animated feature Chuck Chicken – The Movie.
Taiwan sales outfit Ablaze Image is launching martial arts comedy The Village That Forgets at Filmart.
Fox International Productions (FIP) and Fox Networks Group Asia (FNG Asia) are joining forces to develop and co-produce Chinese-language content, including films, mini-series and TV series, for global distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Sun Entertainment Culture is debuting The Brink, a new action thriller co-produced with Chinese streaming platform iQiyi, YL Pictures and Sil-Metropole Organisation.
New films include Godspeed from Golden Horse-winner Chung Mong-Hong and hostage comedy Ace Of Sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Singapore distributor Encore Films is making its first foray into production with the debut of Young & Fabulous at Hong Kong Filmart.
Line-up includes Sharifah Amani from Yasmin Ahmad’s Gubra.
Animation launched at EFM secures first sales.
The Los Angeles-based production, sales and financing venture, whose upcoming slate of releases includes Free State Of Jones, has bulked up its finance, business and legal affairs, and marketing and publicity divisions.
The star of March 11 new release 10 Cloverfield Lane joins previously announced J.K. Simmons and Mark Wahlberg on CBS Films and Lionsgate’s Boston Marathon bombing drama.
Director Michael Moore will attend the festival for the first time since 1998.
Two-time Oscar winner Adam was the first production designer to receive a knighthood.
The UK genre event will take place in an expanded format at Vue Shepherd’s Bush this year.
The racing sequel received the fund’s biggest grant in its latest round.
Study reveals France to be top producer of independent Arab cinema alongside Egypt and Lebanon with Qatar rising as a key funder.
Plus: Imax, UN in programme to effect change.
The 12-year Sony Pictures veteran has joined the studio in the newly created position of evp of international marketing.
The digital platform is understood to have paid low to mid-seven figures for global streaming rights to Mike Flanagan’s follow-up to Oculus ahead of Saturday’s world premiere in Austin, Texas.
The cutting-edge distributor, fresh from its recent three-Oscar haul, has acquired US rights to UK wunderkind Ben Wheatley’s thriller.
The executive previously served at the studio in senior positions for 12 years and returns in the newly created role of evp of domestic creative marketing strategy.
Plus: Erik Lomis exits TWC, joins Annapurna; and more…
The executive arrives from the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences and will serve in the newly created role of evp of worldwide marketing and communications.
EXCLUSIVE: Shoreline has acquired worldwide sales rights to Kaweh Modiri’s docu-fiction hybrid, which will receive its North American premiere at SXSW on Saturday.
Around 20 producers to receive funding; BFI separately increases overhead support on all single development awards.
Italian distributor sees screen count reduced after the film about a homosexual romance is given a damning rating by Catholic Church body.
As part of its strategic proposals for 2016-18, KOFIC is looking to introduce a quota to support non-mainstream Korean films.
UPDATE: Zootopia is shaping up to be the latest Disney hit at the global box office and stands at $299.7m worldwide.
Danish production outfit behind A War will be presented with the Independent Film Award.
Niall Johnson is directing the New Zealand-set period adventure film.
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Bullyparade – Der Film will be based on the German cult TV series.
Streaming giant builds local slate ahead of 2016 Middle East launch.
The Golden Lion-winning filmmaker discussed his ambivalent relationship with cinema, his stormy friendship with Tarkovsky and the merit of actors, during a Qumra masterclass.
The actors have joined Rooney Mara in Charlie McDowell’s sci-fi romance as it gears up for a production start later this month in Rhode Island.
EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based company has promoted Mette-Marie Katz to director of feature and TV development after serving as the company’s director of sales.
Plus: Tyler Perry greenlights Apartheid drama; Semana Del Cine Español to kick off in Puerto Rico
Park City premieres Certain Women and The Greasy Strangler have found US homes.
EXCLUSIVE: Alison Owen and Debra Hayward’s Monumental to produce feature based on pianist’s memoir.
The proposed development would see the studio grow to 78,000sq ft, but some MSPs have voiced scepticism over the project’s scale and timing.
EXCLUSIVE: Co-pro treaty could be opened to non-European countries, making it easier for the likes of Argentina and Brazil to find co-pro partners.
EXCLUSIVE: The Act Of Killing director’s next film will be a documentary, but he is also developing two narrative features including a musical inspired by a Samuel Beckett play.
The Russian Ark director is plotting a return to the subject of war.
Japanese filmmaker talks in Doha about the power of making the audience wait and her surprise over the popularity of her latest film An back home.
Belgrade hosts co-pro meeting dedicated to women filmmakers as study reveals industry progress on gender equality in region.
Fares Fares thriller The Nile Hilton Incident gets top grant of $1.3m while Ben Kingsley and Theo James thriller also among those backed.
Sales executive previously worked at Bac Films having started out at Wide Management.
Sebastián Lelio’s follow-up to his award-winning Gloria has completed principal photography in Santiago, Chile, for Participant Media, Fabula and Komplizen.
The National Film Board Of Canada (NFB) has pledged to ensure at least half its productions will be directed by women and half of all production spending will be allocated to films directed by women.
Festival top brass unveiled on Tuesday the Spotlight, Midnight, Special screenings, centrepiece, Works In Progress screenings and the line-up for the 10th annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival.
The Oscar-winning actor is attached to star in Vengeance: A Love Story and will direct the project.
EXCLUSIVE: Dublin-based Roads Entertainment readies Trade and Pat Collins biopic Song Of Granite.
Disney CEO Bob Iger told the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference on Tuesday what the Coast Guard thriller’s box office performance would cost the company in the current quarter.
The digital platform on Tuesday unveiled a series of events at SXSW designed to further the industry equality agenda
Ip Man 3 and Zootopia lead the way in China as The Mermaid swims past $500m.
Hans Petter Moland’s crime thriller had the biggest opening weekend for a local film in Denmark since at least 2001.
Studiocanal will handle distribution of the new company’s original content, starting with drama Six Years.
K5 Media Group producing and financing next project from the director of Gattaca.
EXCLUSIVE: Northern Soul sub-distributor boards drama following the true story of Irish artist Eileen Gray.
Distributor also acquired Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, and Robert Carlyle’s The Legend Of Barney Thomson.
New York-based Grasshopper Film has acquired US rights to Chinese director Bi Gan’s Kaili Blues, which won two awards at last year’s Locarno film festival.
Plus: Second Wachowski comes out as transgender; Sloan Foundation, Coolidge Corner Theatre unveil Science On Screen event; and more…
Jason Kasperski and Jenny Bloom have been promoted to vice-president – corporate communications, and vice-president – film publicity, respectively.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has secured US rights from WestEnd Films to Steven Cantor’s upcoming documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Indie stalwart seeks investment or buyer amid challenging climate.
The content company has acquired US rights from Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment to Chad Archibald’s horror film.
The Sundance Film Festival’s man of the hour will receive the CinemaCon Breakthrough Director of the Year Award in Las Vegas on April 14.
Promising projects from Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East will be showcased for international co-production opportunities.
EXCLUSIVE: Elise Salomon’s documentary has found a North American home following a deal with sales agent Upstream Flix.
Gabriel Mascaro’s selection from Brazil-Uruguay-Holland has won the official narrative competition award as the Colombian festival came to a close on Monday.
Fox’s Kung Fu Panda 3 previews strongly; Universal’s Hail, Caesar! opens with $2.2m (£1.52m); eOne’s Spotlight receives a post-Oscar boost of 69%.
The first wave of Criterion Collection titles to be launched in the UK includes Sydney Pollack’s Tootsie and the Maysles brother’s Grey Gardens [pictured].
Stephen Chow’s The Mermaid has grossed more than $500m at the Chinese box office and will climb even higher as its run has been extended by three months.
EXCLUSIVE: Letter To The King and Before Snowfall director Hisham Zaman has two films in post and plans to shoot in Armenia in 2017.
Berlinale title Humidity scores hat-trick at national awards during Belgrade FEST; Diary Of A Teenage Girl wins in international strand.
The first Media Production Show will take place in London June 9-10 with a host of top industry brands attending.
Plus: Lionsgate sets awards season date for La La Land; Focus World nabs A Tale Of Love And Darkness; and more…
Director talked about his combative writing relationship with wife Ebru Ceylan and his love of ambiguity on the big screen during a Qumra masterclass.
MARCH 7 UPDATE: Ip Man 3 added an estimated $75m over the weekend to reach an early $76.5m.
MARCH 7 UPDATE: Disney’s latest family film delivered the biggest three-day opening for Walt Disney Animation Studios on a confirmed $75.1m.
James Schamus delivers masterclass in Doha, touching on the need to build a movie-going culture in the Gulf and how Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon established the modern international blockbuster.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Focus Features executive James Schamus is building a busy but bespoke slate at his new company Symbolic Exchange, including a TV project with European partners.
Plus: Cult video game Thief finally heads to big screen
As Qumra kicks off its second edition with 33 new projects selected (see the full list here), here are updates from several projects selected for the inaugural edition in 2015.
The distributor has acquired North American rights from Films Distribution to Eva Husson’s feature debut.
The digital platform has announced its second deal in a week as it ramps up its acquisition activity.
EXCLUSIVE: Production services department sees cuts, core film team put on notice of further job losses.
Netflix, Sundance and EFM are among new delegates attending the second edition of the DFI’s Qumra.
The sales company has closed a raft of deals on six titles following EFM.
Former EAVE and Channel 4 executive died unexpectedly on Thursday.
The Sacha Baron Cohen comedy pipped Gerard Butler’s action sequel to first place.
The money is set to be divided between big-budget commercial projects and independent films shot in the Korean city.
Thomas Tull has appointed the producer of The Revenant to the new position of vice-chairman of worldwide production.
Wanda-owned AMC Theatres is to buy Carmike in a deal that would create the biggest exhibitor chain in the world.
The head of the distributor behind the Nina Simone biopic has responded to a growing furore over the suitability of Zoe Saldana to play the celebrated singer and Civil Rights activist.
EXCLUSIVE: President Charlotte Mickie announced on Thursday a pair of key deals with EFM buyers on the drama.
Scott LaStaiti has acquired exclusive life rights to the story of the New Jersey-based lawyer who uncovered an international terror conspiracy and will produce with AG Capital’s Alex Garcia and Laura Walker.
Plus: Alcon takes rights to Rock Star Mommy; Disney elections returns Iger et al to board
EXCLUSIVE: Jodie Whittaker comedy gets international sales company and deal with new UK distributor.
Period drama K Troop will depict Major Lewis Merrill, who resisted the Ku Klux Klan through a network of informants.
Former BFI chairman succeeds Sophie Turner Laing in the role as vice president for television.
The publication showcases the UK’s talent, facilities and the locations available to film and television productions.
The Doha-based media and entertainment company has acquired 100% of Miramax following a deal with Qatar Investment Authority and Colony Capital announced on Wednesday.
Top brass at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival presented by AT&T have announced selections in the US Narrative, International Narrative and Documentary Competition strands.
Plus: Participant Media promotes Sam Neswick to COO; FilmRise acquires Holy Hell; and more
EXCLUSIVE: Italian box office smash Quo Vado? has been sold to UK, Germany and Spain among other markets.
The Polish Director’s Guild previously condemned a Polish broadcaster’s treatment of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winner.
Downsizing and The Snowman receive Norway’s new Incentive Scheme grants, with the latter securing $4.6m.
Although The Revenant is set for a March release in China, very few Oscar winners make it to the big screen in the world’s second largest market.
The pair take up positions as chief content officer and executive vp business operations, respectively.
The crowdsourced screening platform has added 19 Vue cinemas to its portfolio.
TrustNordisk sells Mads Matthiesen’s fashion drama to four more territories.
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has picked up music-themed drama One Step, starring K-pop singer Sandara Park, Han Jae-seok and Cho Dong-in.
Former Wanda executive Ye Ning has been appointed as CEO of Huayi Brothers Pictures, overseeing the studio’s film production, distribution and cinema business.
Hulu has made its first significant acquisition of a festival film, joining Lionsgate on North American rights to Jeff Baena’s recent Sundance world premiere.
The DreamWorks Animation chief told the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday that he has thought a lot about a merger with Paramount.
Seeking his first best picture Oscar in what will be five years come February 26 2017, Harvey Weinstein has planted two flags in the upcoming awards season.
The 30th edition of the festival will run this year from November 10-17 in Hollywood.
The Vatican-owned Osservatore Romano commended the film for giving a voice to the victims of historical sex abuse within the Catholic Church.
Plus: Focus Features, Time Inc launch digital short film doc series; and more…
Irrfan Khan is set to co-produce and star in Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa S. Farooki’s No Bed Of Roses, which is scheduled to start shooting later this month.
The British film editor’s credits included The Killing Fields, The Mission and Vera Drake.
The total of 34.5m viewers was a 6% drop on last year and the third-lowest total on record.
Following a record-breaking 2015, Screen spoke to the industry about maintaining momentum and adding variety.
The Mermaid surges towards $500m, while Kung Fu Panda 3 became China’s top animated film.
Hannes Holm’s comedy-drama is the fifth-highest grossing local film in Sweden.
The Canadian titan has signed a first-look deal with Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford and Cecilia Ritchie’s Australian production company.
Bona Film Group is set to handle distribution of Oscar winners The Revenant and Room in mainland China.
Legendary Entertainment’s president and chief creative officer is stepping down to establish the investment and incubation fund Raintree Ventures.
Bennett is only the third woman nominated in the category, also won by Suzanne Benson in 1986; UK VFX highlighted at awards.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest feature fails to dethrone Fox’s foul-mouthed superhero.
Elizabeth Trotman upped to CEO, Robert Slaviero departs.
Plus: BillBlock Media strikes first-look deal with Warner Bros; and more…
From the making of Spotlight and The Revenant to the VFX behind Ex Machina and Mad Max: Fury Road, here are the stories behind the winners of this year’s Oscars.
Animation, TV adaptations and documentaries among highlighted projects.
Grimur Hakonarson’s drama swept to 11 wins in Reykjavik.
Industry exec held roles at Les Arcs European Film Festival and Paris Co-production Village.
The 15th edition of the Turkish indie festival gave prizes to two films that depict Kurdish issues.
The Nobel Prize-winning author and screenwriter is refashioning his script for BFI-backed Venice title, originally adapted from his novel The Museum Of Innocence.
Johnny Harris stars alongside Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane, with music from Paul Weller.
Will The Revenant sweep the boards? Screen’s staff run down their predictions for the 2016 Oscars…
The Academy spread its honours among multiple winners on Sunday night.
FEBRUARY 29 UPDATE: Deadpool brought in a further estimated $39.8m from 75 international markets to propel the running total to $324.1m.
FEBRUARY 29 UPDATE: Fox’s smash offered a rare bright spot in a typically slow Oscar weekend, adding an confirmed $31.1m to push itself to $285.3m and stay top for the third consecutive session.
Open Road / Participant Media’s journalism procedural delivered a surprise finale to one of the most closely fought contests in years in Sunday’s 88th Academy Awards.
The environment, changing the world, courage, honour and in some cases surprise - the winners speak.
Welcome to the 88th Academy Awards from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, where the film industry’s best and whitest gather for the annual celebration of motion picture achievements. It’s been a tight race this year, with several contests still too close to call.
The Catholic Church sex abuse drama earned five awards on Saturday including best film in a great night for Participant Media that saw Film Independent voters slap the Academy in the face and hand its two male acting prizes to Beasts Of No Nation.
Big winners also included Oscar nominee Mustang and local box office hit Margurite.
EXCLUSIVE: John Travolta, Benoit Magimel, Rossif Sutherland titles head to German-speaking Europe.
Former Rocket Pictures exec joins as studio also promotes commercial director.
XYZ Films, Wigwam Films and Pretty Pictures team up for the YA sci-fi thriller.
Integrator AAM and exhibitor Picturehouse clarify VPF positions.
The Colombian private broadcaster is exploring new collaboration opportunities with Ciro Guerra and producer Ciudad Lunar after investing in the Oscar-nominated film.
Following a challenging local opening Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) has been significantly boosted by its Golden Bear win.
Ensemble romantic comedy drew more online attention than the new Sacha Baron Cohen film.
Plus: Production underway on Paramount’s Baywatch; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Annecy, Frontières among festivals to join Marché works-in-progress strand.
The Chinese entertainment giant recently acquired Legendary Entertainment for $3.5bn.
UK exhibitor made final payment to its integrator around four weeks ago.
Following a turbulent general assembly meeting festival director Lee Yong-kwan’s position remains unclear.
The distributor has picked up all North American rights from Doc & Film International to Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear winner that dazzled the Berlinale jury and critics alike.
The Montreal-based sales company announced on Wednesday multiple territory sales from Berlin on Iciar Bollain’s drama ahead of its world premiere at the Miami International Film Festival in March.
Chinese conglomerate is also lining up a “major deal” in Europe, to be announced on Friday.
The Sundance breakout will open in North American theatres through Fox Searchlight on October 7.
EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales also secures deals for Italy and Brazil.
Plus: Netflix swoops on Sundance premiere Other People; and more…
The collective of leading film industry voices has launched to finance and produce films, documentaries, TV and other forms of media dedicated to the empowerment of women.
EXCLUSIVE: Copenhagen Film Fund backs Per Fly’s Backstabbing For Beginners.
Amazon Studios has taken US rights to Park’s first Korean-language production since Thirst.
Baran Bo Odar will direct ten-part drama Dark.
She joins from Nordisk Film, where she was market director for nine years.
The directors and producers of the selected projects will participate in a six-day programme with industry figures including Joshua Oppenheimer and Aleksandr Sokurov.
Screenwriter Randall Wallace (Braveheart), producer Don Hahn (The Lion King) and Bill Borden, co-executive producer of The Mermaid, are among the speakers for the first China-US Motion Picture Summit (March 25).
Johnnie To-produced Trivisa and Yang Qing’s Chongqing Hotpot will open this year’s Hong Kong International Film Festival (March 21-April 4), while Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Creepy will close the event.
Event miniseries about American slavery stars Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte; teaser trailer released.
Initiative from Film London and the British Council aims to address gender disparity within the film industry.
The star of Notting Hill and the upcoming Florence Foster Jenkins received the honour at the BFI’s annual Chairman’s Dinner.
The New York-based company announced on Tuesday that Bank Of America, J.P. Morgan and SunTrust have joined its increased $125m corporate credit facility.
Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons star in the true story.
EXCLUSIVE: Features from Sandra Nettelbeck, Thomas Stuber, Caroline Link and Burhan Qurbani on slate for German outfit.
Fox will distribute eOne titles in the UK and Benelux, while the two companies will also partner on a new venture in Canada.
Stephen Chow’s comedy moved ahead of Monster Hunt to become the country’s top-grossing film, while Kung Fu Panda 3 targets all-time animation record.
Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation is among the organsiations working with India’s Film Heritage Foundation on a film preservation workshop that kicks off this week (Feb 26-March 6).
Fortissimo secures deals in Europe and South America.
Chinese broadcaster CCTV and leading portal Tencent have pulled out of showing this year’s Hong Kong Film Awards, which includes controversial drama Ten Years among the best picture nominees.
Jury of three to award $22,000 prize in the “open zone” strand.
Plus: COLCOA to honour Jean-Paul Rappeneau; Enrique Castillo to head cast on Latino spy thriller; and more…
A damning study released on Monday by the University Of Southern California has added fuel to the fire in the ongoing diversity furore, highlighting a paucity of opportunity for females, non-white ethnic groups and members of the LGBT community.
The Magnolia Pictures art documentary will open the 15th Tribeca Film Festival, which is scheduled to run in New York from April 13-24.
Warner Bros’ How To Be Single is the week’s highest new entry with a healthy $2.7m (£1.88m) debut from its 433 sites.
EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia head of worldwide sales Christina Rogers has reported a strong response from buyers in Berlin to Lo And Behold: Reveries Of The Connected World, The Lovers And The Despot, and Tickled.
EXCLUSIVE: EFM buyers have responded enthusiastically in Berlin to Ira Sachs’ coming-of-age drama Little Men, among other titles on the Mongrel slate.
Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear winner faced off challenges from Jeff Nichols, Mia Hansen-Love and Mohamed Ben Attia.
EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming theatrical slate includes supernatural thriller Anguish, political drama The Idealist and comedy Men And Chicken starring Mads Mikkelsen.
Plus: Maven says Good Morning, Mr. Mandela; IFC Films acquires The Land; and more…
Companies look to build on growing number of US and international shoots in Italy.
US exec joins from Warner Brothers distributor, Shooting Stars.
Arriving from Premier, Cairns will oversee the company’s communications strategy.
The major European exhibitor will introduce IMAX technology into cinemas in France and Switzerland.
Star of Taken and Schindler’s List to receive honorary award at the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards in April.
FEB 22 UPDATE: Deadpool is in rude health as it topped the worldwide box office and used 74 markets to propel the running total to $256.2m after the second weekend.
Plus: LA Italia festival kicks off in Hollywood
FEB 22 UPDATE: Deadpool, Fox’s R-rated superhero blockbuster starring Ryan Reynolds, has surged to $236.9m and combines with $256.2m internationally for $493.1m worldwide.
Golden Bear winner Gianfranco Rosi among those calling for “awareness” of migrant tragedies.
Gianfranco Rosi’s migrant documentary Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) took home the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival, which handed out its competition awards on Saturday night.
Documentary Fire At Sea wins Golden Bear; Death In Sarajevo wins Jury Prize
Israeli directors win both top awards; runners-up include Steve Coogan’s Shepherds And Butchers and Madonna dancer documentary Strike A Pose.
Winners revealed in Generation Kplus strand of the Berlinale.
Winners revealed in Generation 14plus strand of the Berlinale.
Zrinko Ogresta’s On The Other Side and Asli Özge’s All Of A Sudden receive special mentions.
City State director Olaf de Fleur and Returning Home director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken among those backed.
The remake of Korean hit Miss Granny has become the country’s highest-grossing local film.
The subversive superhero blockbuster generated eight times as much online activity as Zoolander 2.
Berlinale director discusses Meryl Streep, Fire At Sea and the digital future.
EXCLUSIVE: UK and Iceland among shoot destinations scouted by Paramount.
Multi-year output deal struck between the Nightcrawler producer and UK, Canada distributors.
US actor joins Arctic-set drama from the writers of Breaking Bad, executive produced by Frank Marshall.
Busan Metropolitan City mayor Suh Byung-soo has offered to step down as organizing committee chairman of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), while stating BIFF festival director Lee Yong-kwan’s contract will not be renewed after Feb 26.
EXCLUSIVE: The studio has acquired UK rights from IM Global at the EFM to Maven Pictures’ upcoming genre film.
Sales outfit has been at EFM with Submergence.
Migrant crisis documentary ‘Fire At Sea’ leads grid for fifth successive day.
J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen, Henry Cavill and a performance from the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl also announced.
The Innocents debuted at Sundance; Suburra made by the team behind Gomorrah.
LGBT festival will feature more than 50 features in its 30th anniversary year; Catherine Corsini’s Summertime [pictured] revealed as closing night film.
The Escape From New York director will perform a live concert at the Neuchatel Fantastic Film Festival, which will feature a retrospective of his works.
EXCLUSIVE: New agreement covers US, UK and Mexico.
Other multiple nominees include The Revenant and The Martian;
Steve Coogan and John C Reilly to play the classic comedy duo.
Kurt Russell join the cast of the Marvel sequel, which will move production from London to the US.
Film based on Ian McEwan novel to be produced by Number 9 Films.
Universal Pictures and China’s Perfect World Pictures have entered into a multi-year financing agreement, including films across the entire Universal slate.?
EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema inks deals, including Germany, on competition drama.
Neither Soy Nero [pictured] nor Genius significantly impressed critics, with Gianfranco Rosi’s migrant crisis documentary still comfortably top of the chart.
EXCLUSIVE: Swiss drama received world premiere at Berlinale.
Claudia Lewis will vacate her position after 21 years with the company.
EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome inks UK deal with Carnaby for Spain-set thriller.
Documentary centres on one of Latin America’s most controversial artists.
This Is England producer will participate in the three-day event for budding creative professionals.
EXCLUSIVE: Curzon Artificial Eye takes Mia Hansen-Løve’s Golden Bear contender for the UK.
Nick Meyer and his sales team have licensed key territories at the EFM led by deals with SND in France and Square One in Germany.
EFM continues Sundance theme of markets pushing back against digital giants Netflix and Amazon.
Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.
EXCLUSIVE: Mister Smith inks key pre-sale for Ain’t No Half Steppin’.
EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Curzon Artificial Eye among buyers to have snapped up timely migrant crisis documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary due for theatrical release in Belgium, France and Switzerland this spring.
EXCLUSIVE: The King’s Speech producer is developing the period crime drama for television.
EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its Berlinale debut, Screen talked to the producers behind the buzzed-about John le Carré adaptation, which cost $5m per episode.
Documentary about US filmmaker whose life was cut short by AIDS scores international sales deal.
Alex Gibney’s new documentary feature from Participant Media premieres in the Berlinale competition on Wednesday.
Re-titled Anne Fontaine drama Agnus Dei premiered at Sundance.
WW2 drama with Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson scores low with the Screen jury.
Where To Invade Next to receive European premiere at Berlinale.
The $581m accumulated over the first seven days of the Chinese new year is a world record.
EXCLUSIVE: Léa Fehner’s drama recently won top prize at Rotterdam
At Screen International’s EFM panel at the Gropius Mirror restaurant, four international producers shared their tips for success and survival in the modern film landscape.
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor sets an April 29 release for the animation based on the video game franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: Film will tell the story of the CIA’s attempts to recover a Soviet nuclear submarine, dubbed Project Azorian.
Mexican filmmaker to deliver career interview and take part in post-screening Q&As.
EXCLUSIVE: French sales outfit Wide Management has pre-sold drama Glory, the next film from the directorial duo behind festival award-winner The Lesson (Urok).
Wide House has made a further deals at EFM led by Carmine Amoroso’s Porno e Liberta.
Agreement comprises co-production and distribution of all of FLX’s projects in development.
Plus: Donne Yen joins xXx reboot; Film Movement acquires The Ardennes; Kino Lorber finds Cosmos; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Brothers Muayad and Rami Alayan’s previous film Love, Theft And Other Entanglements debuted at Berlin 2015.
EXCLUSIVE: Maipo Film is now readying the third film in the animated Louis & Nolan franchise, Louis & Nolan: Mission To The Moon.
EXCLUSIVE: Ukraine could also have a 25% rebate scheme in place by Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: The Wounded Angel director is planning a series of films about modern nightlife in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
EXCLUSIVE: Bort joins film rights online marketplace from Expression Entertainment.
Marco Mueller has been appointed director of the inaugural Macau International Film Festival (Dec 8-13).
Alex Walton and his team has sold out the world on the Coen bros dark comedy that George Clooney will direct and stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore.
Mia Hansen-Love’s Berlinale world premiere stars Isabelle Huppert.
Next chapter in the fantasy saga to be directed by Rian Johnson, who is shown directing the final shot from The Force Awakens in a video announcing start of production.
Original 2010 film starred Angelina Jolie as a CIA spy.
BAFTA crowned Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant in London with wins for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor.
EXCLUSIVE: Spy thriller set to star Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer and Harrison Ford.
EXCLUSIVE: Fortissimo Films inks deals for Jordanian feature that won a Bafta last night.
EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales secures hat-trick of deals for Polish Competition title.
EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Kitsch-voiced animation heads to US, UK, Australia, more.
EXCLUSIVE: Rising Japanese lead actor Yosuke Kubozuka will star opposite Elizabeth Banks in the drama Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade.
Major new initiative to support British filmmakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary revolves around a news reporter who killed herself live on-air in 1974.
Busan International Film Festival has been under government pressure since 2014.
Fire At Sea comfortably remained top of the pile, with the new entries failing to post significant scores.
The Mexican cinematographer on The Revenant confirmed his status as frontrunner for a third Oscar in a row with Sunday’s American Society Of Cinematographers win in Los Angeles.
Ryan Krivoshey has launched with Asghar Farhadi’s drama Fireworks Wednesday on March 16.
Box, who won an Oscar for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, will direct a new series based on the classic childrens’ animation.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s best actor victory could not prevent the Baftas from slipping to a five-year low.
Production outfit appoints Becky Sloviter as senior vice president for development and production.
The Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero film smashed the year’s previous highest opener The Revenant.
EXCLUSIVE: New international competition will feature around ten titles, including Sparrows and A War.
EXCLUSIVE: The festival also reveals Finland as this year’s country focus.
EXCLUSIVE: Film follows a young Tibetan woman living in exile in Delhi.
EXCLUSIVE: British director is working on an adaptation of Mother Of Sorrows and a biopic of Sigfried Sassoon.
Third edition to take place in French capital on June 8-10.
EXCLUSIVE: Italian company picked up rights from Spanish outfit Deaplaneta.
EXCLUSIVE: Chris Diamantopoulos-starring film has also gone to multiple other territories.
EXCLUSIVE: 9ers Entertainment has also secured deals for Hong Won-Chan’s Cannes title Office.
Berlin Station will be one of the first series to benefit from the new fund.
EXCLUSIVE: Dutch outfit signs up for IFFR Tiger Award-winner’s follow-up to Radio Dreams.
EXCLUSIVE: Video game adaptation sees mutant ants wreacking havoc in the New Mexico Desert.
Film ASEAN brings together government film development agencies from the 10 nations in the region.
EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling company to invest $8-9m in 10 Arab-language productions a year.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has licensed the hit Latin comedy for a remake that will be directed by Hector Cabello Reyes.
EXCLUSIVE: The Halfwords-actor will direct and star in the English-language project.
Drama stars The Great Beauty’s Toni Servillo.
Leeder will work on the development of new Asian film, TV and new media projects.
EXCLUSIVE: Ira Sachs’ Generation Kplus selection has proved a strong draw at EFM as Charlotte Mickie and her team have closed further key sales.
The Revenant won best film while Leonardo Dicaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Kate Winslet won the top acting prizes.
From a ‘Kiss Cam’ to a “humbled and absolutely honoured” Leonardo DiCaprio, here’s what the winners of the Bafta’s said on the night.
The superhero adaptation dominated the global box office on an estimated $260m debut that delivered opening weekend records in abundance.
Digital giants have failed to land Jeff Nichols’ Loving and romantic drama Southside With You in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for animation sold by Kaleidoscope.
EXCLUSIVE: Karin Viard-starring comedy sells to Germany, Benelux and Switzerland.
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Mackie Burns’ feature debut is being developed by The Bureau.
The first scores are in, and it’s Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary about the immigration crisis that leads.
Nadine de Barros and her team have enjoyed a strong response at the EFM to the comedy starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek.
Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed, R-rated superhero delivered a bona fide smash as Fox opened Deadpool on a massive February record.
The Writers Guild Of America bestowed its annual prizes on Saturday night in Los Angeles and lauded two awards season front-runners.
Magnus, The Model, Pyromaniac [pictured] and Devil’s Bride have all sold to multiple territories.
Ian McKellen will attend the festival on behalf of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film programme.
EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales agent has taken international rights to Joe Stephenson’s directorial debut.
Osgood Perkins’ film also stars Ruth Wilson, Bob Balaban and Lucy Boynton.
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic companies plan joint slate of Icelandic and English-language films including Óskar Jónasson’s Habeus Corpus.
EXCLUSIVE: A Quiet Passion producer is working on an Emily Dickinson documentary.
Denmark’s Profile Pictures, which launches its debut feature Shelley [pictured] at Berlin, will next month begin shooting Darkland - a masked avenger story set in a gang environment in Copenhagen.
EXCLUSIVE: Hemlock Grove actress joins supernatural thriller The Sonata.
EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones’ Faye Marsay, Lucy Punch to star in rom-com
EXCLUSIVE: Eight-strong line-up of titles includes Martin Hawie’s Toro.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Rafi Pitts’ Berlinale Competition title is lining up several new projects.
Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowski and German Werner Daehn also added to cast.
Ukrainian filmmaker was sentenced to 20 years in a Russian jail for alleged terrorist activities.
EXCLUSIVE: Devilworks inks deal on thriller starring The Flash’s Danielle Panabaker.
Event also announces numerous industry attendees for 2016 edition.
EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales company has also acquired street art documentary Vertical Conquests.
EXCLUSIVE: Restored version of 1921 classic will get limited theatrical in late spring.
EXCLUSIVE: Period drama stars Rita Ramnani.
EXCLUSIVE: Film follows Siamese twin sisters who rebel against their father.
EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales outfit is selling the China box office hit and Dejan Zecevic’s The Rift at EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: LA outfit inks deals for Sterlin Harjo’s thriller and is talking up Idan Haguel’s Inertia.
EXCLUSIVE: LA outfit take Ben Wagner’s action film for UK and North America.
EXCLUSIVE: Punk Berlin 1982 will become the first German feature to have a global release on digital platforms.
EXCLUSIVE: Company is selling Lindsay Lohan-starring The Shadow Within, as well as The Harvesting and Bastard.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian distributor takes Blue Bicycle and Fortune Favors The Brave from Berlin’s strand aimed at teenagers and children.
EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in Berlin’s Panorama Documentary strand.
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Lamprell’s sequel to A Few Best Men is being introduced at EFM.
Love Is Strange director reunites with UK distributor.
Celebrities are arriving for the biggest night in the British film calendar. Watch the red carpet coverage here…
The revamped studio has paid around $9m for North America and most of the world to Jeff Nichols’ upcoming interracial marriage drama starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga.
Seoul-based sales company Finecut has closed the first raft of deals on John H. Lee’s Operation Chromite, starring Liam Neeson, which has gone to Splendid Film for Germany, Austria and Benelux.
EXCLUSIVE: Iran-set film co-stars Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini.
EXCLUSIVE: Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights from Paradigm to the Wes Bentley and Jaimie Alexander thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Thomas teams for fourth time with cult Japanese director on manga adaptation.
Plus: Santa Barbara festival heads unveil winners
EXCLUSIVE: First Arabic-language Golden Bear contender since 2005 finds French buyer.
Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd will play a bickering couple in the drama-comedy that Fortitude International has introduced to EFM buyers.
Tilda Swinton told personal stories of her teenage Bowie obsessions while introducing The Man Who Fell To Earth at a Berlinale Special screening on Friday night.
The distributor has paid around $2m for North American rights on Richard Tanne’s well regarded Sundance world premiere.
Plus: H2O Motun Pictures prepares production start on Herzl.
EXCLUSIVE: Company close to signing US deal on Benjamin Millepied doc Reset.
EXCLUSIVE: The French sales outfit has also inked deals on A Mighty Team and The Roommates Party.
EXCLUSIVE: Ensor will see the Oscar-nominated director return to Europe, while his Sundance film Belgica has had its poster banned.
EXCLUSIVE: Dan Stevens and Skyfall’s Bérénice Marlohe star in futuristic sci-fi.
EXCLUSIVE: Metropolitan Filmexport takes historical drama from TrustNordisk.
EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shanahan’s feature debut, starring Mad Max: Fury Road’s Abbey Lee, follows a medical student who is haunted by visions of her identical twin’s violent abduction.
Other deals signed for Crazy About Tiffany’s and The Show of Shows.
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired US rights to the Canadian dark drama Sitting On The Edge Of Marlene.
Jawbone has added Ian McShane to its cast, which also includes Ray Winstone and Michael Smiley.
Lech Majewski’s sci-fi epic also adds John Rhys-Davies to cast.
Eric Lartigau’s Cesar-winning drama has sold rights for remakes in multiple languages.
EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong outfit also introduces Jia Zhangke martial arts project to buyers.
EXCLUSIVE: A Really Happy Film Company is being launched by N&J Enterprises and CMC Magnetics.
EXCLUSIVE: S Is for Stanley chronicles the relationship between the director and his driver Emilio D’Alessandro.
EXCLUSIVE: Jinga closes deal with MPI/Dark Sky Films for comedy-horror.
EXCLUSIVE: The Exchange and Serotonin Films strike deal for Daniel Jerome Gill’s debut feature.
Crime thriller follows a detective and art critic who track a series of murders across Europe.
Event is designed to help European producers develop co-productions with China.
EXCLUSIVE: EWA’s report find “significant under-representation” of women directors in film industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor has taken international rights to American football drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Doc & Film has sold the documentary to Benelux and Switzerland.
EXCLUSIVE: Huang Ya-li’s documentary screened at the recent International Film Festival Rotterdam.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has brokered deals for the animated feature, featuring the voice of Friends star Lisa Kudrow, in Mexico and South Korea.
EXCLUSIVE: Animation based on Turkish comic strip.
EXCLUSIVE: Shooting Stars has taken the film for the Middle East, while BestFilm has taken it for the Baltic states.
EXCLUSIVE: Josh Tunick’s romantic drama stars American Pie’s Alyson Hannigan.
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount is understood to have closed a US deal in the $10m range for Suburbicon, the upcoming George Clooney-Coen brothers reunion that has been one of the most sought-after titles of the EFM.
Margot Robbie has been meeting with EFM buyers to promote the noir thriller, which Highland Film Group handles internationally.