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Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils line-up

5-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Competition titles revealed; retrospectives of Ken Loach and Chantal Akerman; speakers include HBO documentaries president Sheila Nevins and revered filmmaker DA Pennebaker.

Rooks Nest

'The Witch' producers strike for 'Netherland' TV series

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.


Indian hit 'P.K.' set for theatrical release in Japan

5-May-2016 | By

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.

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis’ 'Breathe' to be toplined by Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy

5-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Garfield plays a man paralysed by polio in the Imaginarium Studios production; Embankment launches sales.

Oscar Pistorius

Cannes: Content Media to sell 'Pistorius'

5-May-2016 | By

Content Media heads to the Croisette with international rights to a documentary about the complicated life of the world-famous athlete.

Old Boys

Rising stars, Film4, BFI, WestEnd team for 'Old Boys'

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Lawther, Pauline Étienne, Jonah Hauer-King lead cast on UK comedy; first image revealed.


Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2012 - winners and losers

5-May-2016 | By Katy Young

As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2012 according to our jury of critics.

Screen Cannes jury 2016

Screen reveals 2016 Cannes jury

5-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jury members include Justin Chang, Robbie Collin and Manohla Dargis.


Exclusive first look: Johnny Harris in 'Jawbone'

5-May-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Screen can reveal the first image of actor Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86) in upcoming boxing drama Jawbone.

Andrew Garfield to star in 'Under The Silver Lake'

4-May-2016 | By

Insiders will introduce international buyers in Cannes to the upcoming project from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell.

As You Are

Cannes: French stalwarts launch sales company with Sundance hit 'As You Are'

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Mustang producer CG Cinema and Son Of Saul distributor Ad Vitam launch Alma Cinema.

Simon West

Simon West to tackle 'War Wolf'

4-May-2016 | By

Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.

Timothy Spall

Timothy Spall to star in 'The Changeover'

4-May-2016 | By

Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded worldwide rights to the supernatural thriller heading into Cannes excluding Australia and New Zealand.

Daisy Ridley

Naomi Watts, Daisy Ridley circle 'Ophelia'

4-May-2016 | By

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.

Cannes Croisette

Mundial eyes Cannes sales on 'Special Operations'

4-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cristina Garza and her team will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to the Brazilian thriller.

Divine Access

Concourse Cannes-bound with 'Divine Access'

4-May-2016 | By

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).

Psycho Raman

Stray Dogs boards sales on Kashyap’s 'Psycho Raman'

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company also sees IFFR programmer Inge de Leeuw join as acquisitions manager.


Danish outfit Snowglobe launches with Guerra, Escalante, Reygadas films

4-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, and Eva Jakobsen are working on films with Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas and Ciro Guerra.

David Gilbery

UK financier Creativity Capital hires former Fyzz Facility exec

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Survivalist producer David Gilbery joins the investment company whose credits include Under The Shadow and The President.

Wolf And Sheep

Alpha Violet boards Directors' Fortnight drama 'Wolf And Sheep'

4-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Shahrbanoo Sadat’s debut feature, set in Afghanistan, will play in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.

EU box office grosses hit record high of $8.4bn

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 28 EU states recorded grosses of $8.4bn in 2015, says a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.

We Go On

Metrodome heads to Cannes with 'We Go On'

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural chiller stars Clarke Freeman as a man hoping to find proof of the afterlife.

Ministry Of Love

Starline boards 'Ministry Of Love', 'Lawless Range'

4-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit has picked up a Croatian comedy and a US western featuring Kris Kristofferson.

Lee Yong kwan

Former Busan fest director indicted on embezzlement charges; deputy accused of fraud

4-May-2016 | By

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.

We Are X

Cannes: Mongrel to sell Japanese rock doc 'We Are X'

4-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Feature debuted at Sundance; produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek.

Nick Off Duty

Til Schweiger's 'Nick - Off Duty' scores Europe, Asia sales

4-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Global Screen closes several key territories on action thriller ahead of the Cannes Marche.

Thai Pitch filmmakers

Thai Pitch lines up three projects for Cannes

4-May-2016 | By

Directors of critically-acclaimed dramas The Blue Hour and 36 among the filmmakers presenting projects at Thai Pitch this year.

Guapo Siempre

Mickey Rourke bio-doc 'Guapo Siempre' heads to Cannes with Versatile

4-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Documentary revolves around actor’s 2014 return to the boxing ring in Moscow.


US Briefs: Paramount strikes deal with Elisabeth Murdoch’s Locksmith Animation

4-May-2016 | By

Plus: Former Rhythm & Hues ace Ken Roupenian joins Digital Domain; and more…

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

Cannes archives: Screen's Jury Grid 2011 - winners and losers

4-May-2016 | By Katy Young

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.

Amma Asante

Asante backs Directors UK report

4-May-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante sees need for affirmative action in light of new Directors UK report about female filmmakers.

The Dressmaker

'The Dressmaker' to close Seattle International Film Festival

3-May-2016 | By

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.

Nut Job 2

Weinsteins to sell 'The Nut Job 2' in Cannes

3-May-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company has acquired international sales rights to the animation excluding South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China.

Maddie Hasson

The Solution boards 'Anna Dressed In Blood'

3-May-2016 | By

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.

Sierra / Affinity to sell 'Above Suspicion'

3-May-2016 | By

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.

Xavier Dolan

Cannes premiere 'World' strong seller for Seville International

3-May-2016 | By

The Montreal-based sales division of eOne has concluded a raft of deals on Xavier Dolan’s imminent Cannes Competition world premiere.

Michael Fassbender

Broad Green, Storyscape, DMC Film line up 'Entering Hades'

3-May-2016 | By

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. 

Mark Damon

Foresight bulks up team in Cannes run-up

3-May-2016 | By

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

Cannes-bound Film Sales Company boosts ranks

3-May-2016 | By

Andrew Herwitz has hired Ian Stimler as senior director of sales and distribution.

Julian Assange in Risk

Cannes Marché revamps documentary offering

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Gianfranco Rosi, Laura Poitras to speak at inaugural Doc Day; Marché to launch dedicated screening room for documentaries.

Maxine Peake Charles Dance Freddie Fox

Maxine Peake, Charles Dance, Freddie Fox wrap 'Fanny Lye Deliver’d'

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Period drama from director Thomas Clay and the producer of the well-received Couple In A Hole.

'Captain America: Civil War' lands with $21.2m UK debut

3-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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.

Hands Of Stone

Robert De Niro's 'Hands Of Stone' to world premiere at Cannes

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes Film Festival adds Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed boxing drama to Official Selection.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

'Why We’re Killing Gunther' heads to Cannes

3-May-2016 | By

Arnold Schwarzenegger will play an arrogant hitman who gets targeted by rivals in the action comedy from MadRiver Pictures.

Bleed For This

US Briefs: Open Road sets 'Bleed For This' for November

3-May-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard acquires Rainbow Time; FilmRise takes My Father Die; and more…

PriFest A Good Wife

Kosovo's PriFest reveals award winners

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.

The Transfiguration

Cannes: ARP acquires 'The Transfiguration' for France

3-May-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.

Finding Mr Right Book Of Love

'Finding Mr. Right' tops China box office

3-May-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love tops The Jungle Book in a week that saw more homegrown than foreign releases.

Are We Not Cats

Frontières event at Cannes Marché to feature three works-in-progress

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural genre event.

Jeonju Project Market winners

Poet’s Love takes top prize at Jeonju Project Market

3-May-2016 | By

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

Korean films win at Italy’s Far East Film Festival

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

A Melody To Remember won the festival’s top prize, which is voted for by audience members.

Michel Hazanavicius

Cannes: Wild Bunch to launch new Hazanavicius, Desplechin, Loznitsa

3-May-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Slate includes films starring Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte ...

A Night At Tokoriki

Karlovy Vary, EFP reveal 2016 Future Frames participants

3-May-2016 | By Tom Grater

The initiative selects ten film students and graduates, introducing their films to industry at the Karlovy Vary festival.

On the set of Suffragette

Directors UK calls for 50:50 male-female film funding

3-May-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

EXCLUSIVE: Directors UK report concludes that there is “unconscious, systemic bias” towards male directors in UK.

Another Year

Cannes archives: Mike Leigh tops Screen's Jury Grid 2010

3-May-2016 | By Katy Young

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.

'Captain America: Civil War' launches with $200.4m overseas

2-May-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.

Instructions Not Included

Globalgate Entertainment targets local-language production market

2-May-2016 | By

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.

The Fixer

Mongrel International boards 'The Fixer' for Cannes

2-May-2016 | By

Charlotte Mickie and her team will kick off sales on the Croisette on Ian Olds’ recent Tribeca winner.

Brad Weston exits New Regency

2-May-2016 | By

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.

Billy Hayes

Film Sales Company to sell 'Midnight Return'

2-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has picked up worldwide sales rights to Cannes Classics selection Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey.

Ross Lynch

Voltage Pictures picks up sales on 'Status Update'

2-May-2016 | By

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.

The Fixer

'Embers', 'The Lennon Report' triumph at Newport Beach Film Festival

2-May-2016 | By

Claire Carré’s Embers scooped best feature film in the juried awards as the southern California festival came to an end.

Puppet Master

Di Bonaventura Pictures, Caliber Media to reimagine 'Puppet Master'

2-May-2016 | By

The partners have optioned rights to develop a new take on Charles Band’s cult horror franchise.


Seville International to handle sales on 'Hana’s Suitcase'

2-May-2016 | By

The Cannes-bound project is based on Ken Scott’s adaptation of the post-WWII non-fiction book by Karen Levine.


LevelK teams with Mondrian for 'Klump'

2-May-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

LevelK is teaming with Mondrian Entertainment for world sales on animated series Klump, based on the best-selling books.

A Prophet

Cannes archives: Jacques Audiard tops Screen's Jury Grid 2009

2-May-2016 | By Katy Young

Ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Screen looks back at the hits and misses of 2009 according to our jury of critics.

US Briefs: AFI to honour Quentin Tarantino, Rita Moreno

2-May-2016 | By

Plus: Spiderworx Media unveils $50m fund; Kristen Stewart to direct short for Refinery29; and more…

'The Jungle Book' king of North America on $44m

1-May-2016 | By

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.


Lionsgate International, J. A. Bayona prepare 'Marrowbone'

1-May-2016 | By

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.

El Amparo

FiGa Films Cannes-bound with 'El Amparo'

1-May-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Florin’s US-based sales agency will introduce the Venezuela-Colombia co-production to international buyers in Cannes later this month.

Clive Owen

Andrew Niccol’s 'Anon' heads to Cannes

29-Apr-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity heads to the Croisette with international rights to the sci-fi thriller to star Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.

venice vfm market

Venice to revamp market and add outdoor screening venue

29-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Venice is to bolster its market offering with new VR and TV series elements.

Steven Davenport

IFB appoints inward production manager

29-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Steven Davenport will be the primary IFB contact for all international productions shooting in Ireland.

Anthony Buckner

Kaleidoscope appoints Buckner director of international sales

29-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Icon executive appointed on permanent basis; Caroline Stern assumes commercial affairs role.

Karoline Herfurth

Studiocanal to co-produce, sell German children's classic

29-Apr-2016 | By

The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.


Sheffield Doc/Fest unveils MeetMarket 2016 projects

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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.

Zhang Wei

Chinese transgender film to shoot in 2017

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Factory Boss filmmaker Zhang Wei to direct feature loosely based on true events.

Captain America Civil War

‘Captain America’ wages war on UK buzz chart

29-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Marvel juggernaut lays waste to rivals ahead of UK release.

Alicia Vikander

Alicia Vikander to star in 'Tomb Raider'

28-Apr-2016 | By

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.


Penelope Cruz to star in Fortitude’s 'Layover'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the idiosyncratic road movie.


Visit Films notches up sales on quartet

28-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Captain America Civil War

'Captain America: Civil War' takes $39m from first int'l forays

28-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Cannes Croisette

FilmNation, Open Road, Riverstone take 'Show Dogs' to Cannes

28-Apr-2016 | By

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.

How To Train Your Dragon 2

Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8bn

28-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016; Jeffrey Katzenberg to become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.

Below Her Mouth

Cannes: Elle Driver boards all-female feature 'Below Her Mouth'

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.

Ratchet & Clunk

'Ratchet & Clank' in maiden weekend launch

28-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Nate Parker

Bleiberg Cannes-bound with Nate Parker film

28-Apr-2016 | By

Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment’s globetrotting heist project Predilection.

David Goyer

Lakeshore, Open Road partner on 'Miles'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.

Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston doc heads to Cannes Marché

28-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

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

Cannes: Pathé to launch Django Reinhardt drama, Canet comedy, Dalida biopic

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.

brie larson

AMBI boards 'Basmati Blues'

28-Apr-2016 | By

AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.

Alex Of Venice

Flix Premiere soft-launches in UK

28-Apr-2016 | By

A new VOD service has arrived in the UK with the goal of bringing little-seen gems to home audiences.


Brexit will hurt British film sector warns industry survey

28-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

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.

Watership Down

Netflix, Boyega, Hoult, McAvoy join 'Watership Down'

28-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater, Peter White, Broadcast

BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.


Lionsgate, FOX Networks strike output deal

28-Apr-2016 | By

FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America will distribute Lionsgate content on its pay-TV and basic cable channels across Latin America.

The White King

Fortissimo picks up 'The White King'

28-Apr-2016 | By

Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to dystopian drama The White King, starring Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.

The Red Turtle

Annecy animation festival unveils 2016 line-up

28-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Festival to open with Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle [pictured]; Guillermo del Toro and Aardman to give masterclasses.

Cannes Un Certain Regard jury 2016

'Rogue One' star Diego Luna on Cannes' Un Certain Regard jury

28-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.


Cannes: Rai Com to sell 'Pericle Il Nero', 'Fiore'

28-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mafia story Pericle Il Nero, co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, plays in Un Certain Regard while Fiore is in Directors’ Fortnight.

John Slatterly Dwight Eisenhower

John Slattery to play Eisenhower in Churchill biopic

28-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men and Spotlight star to play opposite Brian Cox in Churchill, one of five films in production for Embankment Films.

Locarno Open Doors 2016

Locarno co-pro lab Open Doors reveals South Asia focus

28-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The expanded co-production lab will focus on eight South Asian countries over the next three years.

Wong Kar Wai

US Briefs: Wong Kar Wai to talk at Academy event

28-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Lionsgate dates American Pastoral; Cohen Media Group to release restored version of Daughters Of The Dust; and more…

Cafe Society

'Café Society' gets July US release date

27-Apr-2016 | By

Lionsgate executives have set a July 15 limited launch for Woody Allen’s Cannes Film Festival opener.

When Two Worlds Collide

Film Sales Company strikes US deal on 'When Two Worlds Collide'

27-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has licensed all US rights excluding SVOD on the eco activism documentary to First Run Features

'The Jungle Book' hits $564m worldwide

27-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.

The Innocents

'The Innocents' wins COLCOA audience award

27-Apr-2016 | By

Anne Fontaine’s drama claimed the COLCOA Audience Award as the nine-day celebration of French cinema came to a close in Los Angeles.

Sam Mendes to head Venice Film Festival jury

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.

Tommys Honour

'Tommy's Honour' world premiere to open Edinburgh fest

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

Watershed, ICO launch archive festival in UK

27-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The inaugural Cinema Rediscovered festival will host screenings, workshops and the ICO’s Archive Screening Day 2016.

Inside Pictures

Inside Pictures 2016 line-up revealed

27-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Executives from See-Saw Films, Curzon and Paramount are among those taking part in this year’s industry programme.

Sally Hawkins Jack Lowden

Sally Hawkins, Jack Lowden to star in 'Cross My Mind'

27-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales company Film Constellation launches with drama from Fish Tank producer.


Russia's 'Insight' among goEast winners

27-Apr-2016 | By

goEast winners in Wiesbaden; Polish Film Institute backs Ida producers; Berlin-based A Company launches Ukrainian distributor.

The Unbidden

Viva takes North America rights to 'The Unbidden'

27-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Comcast said to be eyeing DreamWorks Animation

27-Apr-2016 | By

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.


Korea’s Lotte continues expansion in Vietnam

27-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Global Screen to distribute fantasy animation 'Bayala'

27-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Pre-sales to begin at Cannes Marche in May.


FilmFish recommendation site launches

27-Apr-2016 | By

Young entrepreneurs Phillip Sull and Alex Stephenson have launched what they claim to be the world’s first film discovery site powered by humans.

Steven Berkoff

Steven Berkoff to reprise theatre roles on film

27-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The actor will star in feature film versions of his shows Shakespeare’s Villains and Tell Tale Heart.

Tyler Perry

US Briefs: 34th Street Films moves ahead on 'Top Of The Food Chain'

27-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Turner to launch SVOD service FilmStruck; and more…


Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'

26-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.

Sarah Paulson

Sarah Paulson joins 'Rebel In The Rye'

26-Apr-2016 | By

Bloom handles international sales on the J.D. Salinger biopic that has begun principal photography in New York City.


Waypoint picks up two Mark Millar properties

26-Apr-2016 | By

Ken Kao and Dan Kao will partner with Addictive Pictures to produce under their first-look deal.

Play The Devil

'London Town', 'Play The Devil' to premiere at LA Film Festival

26-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Alicia Vikander

TWC sets summer date for 'Tulip Fever'

26-Apr-2016 | By

The Weinstein Company will debut its all-star period romance in limited release on July 15 in US.

Concourse Cannes-bound with 'The Little Hours'

26-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Force Awakens home entertainment

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' sets UK Blu-ray record

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

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).

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary fest reveals first titles for 2016 edition

26-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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.


Former HanWay, WestEnd exec Westerhoff launches sales company

26-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Fabien Westerhoff launches London-based outfit with Films Distribution backing.

Age Of Shadows

Finecut enters Kim’s 'Age Of Shadows'

26-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Think Jam promotions

Marketing agency Think Jam promotes trio

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Louise Brennand, Megan Martin and Mandy Rodgers [pictured left to right] upped as part of restructure.

'The Jungle Book' remains top in China

26-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Jungle Book nears $100m as Yesterday Once More and The Huntsman: Winter’s War debut in second and third, respectively.

Chasing Asylum

Dogwoof picks up Eva Orner's 'Chasing Asylum'

26-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Chasing Asylum, an account of Australia’s immigration policy, is set to premiere at Toronto’s HotDocs.

US Briefs: Miramax options rights to 'The Reason You're Alive'

26-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Sylvia Hoeks joins Alcon’s Blade Runner sequel; Screen Media acquires Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline; and more…

Disney expands live-action slate

25-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Aida's Secret

Film Sales Company boards two for Hot Docs

25-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz heads to the Toronto festival this week with sales rights on Aida’s Secret and The Peacemaker.

Jason Clarke

Apex in talks with Jason Clarke for Ted Kennedy drama

25-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The star from Everest, Zero Dark Thirty, and Terminator Genisys is in negotiations to play the late politician in Chappaquiddick.

Jason Goldberg

STX moves into non-scripted television

25-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Cannes jury

Cannes reveals Competition jury

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.

'The Jungle Book' crosses $500m worldwide

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.

BBC's 'Earth' sequel gets world sales deal ahead of Cannes Marché

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest boards sequel to doc which took more than $110m worldwide; film is first under UK-China co-pro treaty.


LevelK dives into FilmBros’ action-thriller 'Cave'

25-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Companies to collaborate on slate from emerging Norwegian director.

Warsaw Ghetto

Spielberg fund backs Warsaw Ghetto documentary

25-Apr-2016 | By

May shoot for Who Will Write Our History about the Oyneg Shabes archive; Nancy Spielberg produces with support from Steven Spielberg-chaired fund.

Centre Of My World

M-Appeal picks up duo for Cannes Marché

25-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales outfit scores films from Home Sick director and Lav Diaz protégé.

Ma Rosa

Cannes: Films Distribution reunites with Brillante Mendoza on 'Ma’ Rosa'

25-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Filipino director’s Palme d’Or contender revolves around a convenience store owner who sells narcotics on the side.

The Transfiguration

Cannes: Protagonist picks up Un Certain Regard title

25-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s US drama-horror The Transfiguration.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' retains UK box office lead

25-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.

Chakra The Invincible

Stan Lee, India's Phantom team on superhero movie

25-Apr-2016 | By

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. 


Industry issue government petition at Kosovo's PriFest

25-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Producer Cedomir Kolar among signatories of Pristina Declaration, which calls for free movement for Kosovan film-makers in Europe and access to European funding.

AFI DOCS 2016 announces opening and closing night films

25-Apr-2016 | By

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.


Tribeca’s 'Reset' hot seller for Upside Distribution

24-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The French sales company has closed key territories on its Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' stays top in US on $61.5m

24-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Home Alone

'Here Alone', 'The Return' win Tribeca audience awards

23-Apr-2016 | By

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.

High Rise

Newport Beach FF launches UK Spotlight

23-Apr-2016 | By

The California festival hosted on Friday its evening celebration of British cinema and culture.

Purple Rain

Cannes to host Prince tribute

22-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Katy Young

EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Film Festival is to host a tribute to the iconic singer who died yesterday.

The Salesman

Cannes: Asghar Farhadi's 'The Salesman' joins Competition

22-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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 Infiltrator

Broad Green, Amazon Prime Video strike deal

22-Apr-2016 | By

The multi-year output deal makes the recently announced Prime Video service the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green’s upcoming theatrical films.

Under The Cherry Moon

Prince leaves memorable movie legacy

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Iconic American musician Prince, whose death was announced yesterday, made memorable contributions to cinema through his music and performances.

Leanne Saunders

New Zealand Film Commission hires Leanne Saunders

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Saunders becomes the organisation’s head of production and development.

Gabriel Yared

'The English Patient' composer Gabriel Yared: temp tracks pose headache

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The Oscar-winning composer talked about his process and collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Xavier Dolan at London’s Barbican.

Jake Gyllenhaal

US Daily: Netflix announces start of 'Okja' shoot

22-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Disney pulls Inhumans from schedule; Netflix starts Okja shoot; and more…

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' holds buzz chart top spot

22-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Captain America: Civil War also performs strongly.


'Dean', 'Junction 48' win at Tribeca

21-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Mark Strong

Paramount Home Media, Vertical team on sci-fi

21-Apr-2016 | By

The partners are collaborating on the theatrical and home entertainment release of Approaching The Unknown starring Mark Strong.

Nothing In Return

Seville International to sell 'Nothing In Return'

21-Apr-2016 | By

The Montreal-based sales agent will kick off sales in Cannes on Daniel Guzmán’s drama.

Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas joins 'Blade Runner' sequel

21-Apr-2016 | By

Alcon Entertainment has found its leading lady for the sci-fi project.


PGA adds speakers to Produced By Conference

21-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

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.

Duncan Heath

China-UK Film Fund partners with Duncan Heath's ITG

21-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fund backed by Zhongze Asset Management and Varcale Capital Management partners with four UK companies.

The White Fang Jack London

Cannes: 'White Fang' animation gets int’l sales deal

21-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Jack London adaptation from Loving and Song Of The Sea producers secures sales deal.

Guy Hamilton

Bond director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

BAFTA-nominated British film-maker directed four James Bond films.

Cafe Society

'Café Society' to open Seattle International Film Festival

21-Apr-2016 | By

The North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Cannes-bound opening night film from Woody Allen will kick off the festival on May 19.

Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica hits back at Cannes reports

21-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or winner denies reports that he was rejected from the Cannes Film Festival on political grounds.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' becomes India’s biggest Hollywood film

21-Apr-2016 | By

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.


Reel Suspects to run 'Amok' at Cannes, announces 'Vampyres' sales

21-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Soda Pictures has picked up remake of cult classic Vampyres.


Agustín Almodóvar interview: producer talks Panama Papers, 'Julieta' box office

21-Apr-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: The Panama Papers scandal is a factor in the below-par box office performance of Julieta in Spain, according to producer Agustín Almodóvar.

Whiskey Galore 2

'Whisky Galore!' world premiere to close Edinburgh

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster talks Hollywood gender gap at Tribeca

21-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

Money Monster director also says she looks forward to taking on a different type of movie next.


EuropaCorp appoints Edouard de Vésinne deputy CEO

21-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

De Vésinne steps up from his role as co-president of EuropaCorp Television.

Lucky Man

Sky calm over increased customer churn

21-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

UK broadcaster cited “good trading” across its territories, as it ordered six new high-end drama series.

A Better Place A Better Place

Genre specialist Devilworks unveils Cannes slate

21-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit will introduce four titles to the market, including Italian thriller Double Crossing (Il Traduttore).

american honey

'American Honey', 'Rams' execs among EFP Producers On The Move

21-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

The UK’s Lucas Ochoa and Poland’s Klaudia Smieja are among upcoming European producers set for neworking initiative in Cannes.

Cannes Croisette

Cannes to stage terror attack simulation

20-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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.

VR writ large over Cannes Marché NEXT programme

20-Apr-2016 | By

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 Film Festival: London unveils 2016 line-up

20-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance chiefs reveal plans for the UK offshoot of the indie film festival and how they worked with Picturehouse on this year’s programme.

Alcon moves up 'Blade Runner' release

20-Apr-2016 | By

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.

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles

Organisers unveil NFMLA programme

20-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Britweek organisers announced on Wednesday the day-long NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) programme set for April 30.

Bertrand Tavernier

Cannes Classics line-up includes Tavernier documentary

20-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

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.

Andreas Thatcher

Rhizome Group lines up 'Nezha' shoot

20-Apr-2016 | By

The Vancouver-based media company is partnering with Chinese producer-distributor Inlook Vision Media on the action-fantasy.

The Survivalist

Thriller from Northern Ireland Screen’s New Talent Focus underway

20-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.


Hot Property preps sci-fi 'Piper'; 'Identicals' scores UK deal

20-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Development titles revealed as sci-fi Identicals [pictured] picked up by Arrow Films for UK.

US Briefs: Ticket prices averaged $8.43 in 2015

20-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: CE+S wins first contract to instal Dolby Atmos in Colombia

The Sweeney

Vertigo boss: UK industry tested by Hollywood films

20-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Monsters producer Allan Niblo was among industry execs to discuss challenges facing the UK’s creative industries at the BSAC conference in London.

The People Vs Fritz Bauer

Nazi-hunter thriller 'Fritz Bauer' tops German Film Awards nominations

20-Apr-2016 | By

Lars Kraume’s drama has nine nominations, including Best Film and Best Director; Colonia, A Heavy Heart and Me & Kaminski score five nominations.

Noel Clarke highlights independent film challenge

20-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.

Alexandra Cocean

Alexandra Cocean joins Voltage Pictures

19-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter have bolstered their sales ranks in the run-up to Cannes.


Cannes: Directors' Fortnight reveals 2016 line-up

19-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Laura Poitras’ documentary about Julian Assange and Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Defoe, among line-up.

Slack Bay

Cannes: Kino Lorber picks up 'Slack Bay'

19-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has pounced on all North American rights to Bruno Dumont’s Cannes competition selection and upcoming world premiere.

Independence Day: Resurgence

Twentieth Century Fox pacts with FilmOne for West Africa

19-Apr-2016 | By

The studio has signed a breakthrough distribution deal that acknowledges the film-going culture of Nigeria and the potential of the regional market.

Music Box acquires US rights to 'Mia Madre'

19-Apr-2016 | By

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.

James Ponsoldt

A24, James Ponsoldt to make 'I Want My MTV'

19-Apr-2016 | By

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.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' crosses $300m worldwide

19-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.

Ronit Elkabetz, Israeli actress and filmmaker, dies aged 51

19-Apr-2016 | By Edna Fainaru

The star and director of Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem has passed away following a prolonged battle with cancer.

Michael Joe

Michael Joe named STX COO, motion picture group

19-Apr-2016 | By

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.


LA Film Festival unveils Buzz, Limelight sections

19-Apr-2016 | By

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.

One Week And A Day

Cannes: New Europe secures 'One Week And A Day'; scores France deal

19-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Black comedy to play in competition at Critics’ Week.


Film4, HBO, Sundance Channel warm to Radiator

19-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Film4, HBO, Rialto and Sundance Channel among buyers of comedy-drama executive-produced by Barbara Broccoli and Rachel Weisz.

Le Parc

Cannes: ACID unveils 2016 showcase

19-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

World premiere of Damien Manivel’s second feature, Le Parc, among the selection.

'Jeeg Robot', 'Tale Of Tales' win big at Italy's David di Donatello Awards

19-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Both titles won seven prizes at the 60th David Di Donatellos, while Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth took home two from fourteen nominations.

'The Jungle Book' swings to top spot in China

19-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Four new releases made the box office top 10, with The Jungle Book leading the way.

american honey

Andrea Arnold talks 'American Honey', 'Wuthering Heights' challenges at Tribeca

19-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

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.

Babylon Dreamers

Tel Aviv doc festival to highlight immigration, regional politics

19-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: A total of 110 films will screen at the festival, including recent Golden Bear-winner Fuocoammare and a selection of Israeli docs.

JK Simmons

Greek Film Centre appoints Electra Venaki as industry challenges mount

19-Apr-2016 | By

The Greek Film Centre (EEK) has appointed a female filmmaker for the first time in its history.

Norman Fowler

Former Tory cabinet minister among Whicker’s World finalists

19-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Nominations have been announced for the $150,000 (£100,000) documentary awards, set to be judged at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.


US briefs: June Pictures backs Sean Baker’s 'Tangerine' follow-up

19-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Los Cabos, TFI, Gabriel Figueroa, Labodigital renew association; D Films picks up Canadian rights to Oasis doc; and more…

The Ice Hole

Moscow's Screen Best Pitch winner now in post-production

19-Apr-2016 | By

Andrey Silvestrov’s critique of contemporary society is currently in post-production.


Academy clarifies voting rights rules

18-Apr-2016 | By

After a move to clarify voting rights in January sparked concern and accusations of ageism, the Academy sought to reassure members on Monday.

JA Bayona

J A Bayona to direct 'Jurassic World' sequel

18-Apr-2016 | By

The Spanish film-maker behind the upcoming A Monster Calls and international hit The Impossible was announced on Twitter on Monday morning.

In Bed With Victoria

Cannes: Critics’ Week unveils 2016 line-up

18-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Justine Triet’s In Bed With Victoria to open Critics’ Week; Chloë Sevigny’s Kitty one of three closing films.

Golden Globes

HFPA sets 74th Golden Globes date

18-Apr-2016 | By

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions will present the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017.

Ellen Burstyn

US briefs: Ellen Burstyn to receive SFFS Peter J Owens acting award

18-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: IFC MIdnight acquires US rights to Let’s Be Evil; and more…


Alibaba to invest in 'TMNT2', 'Star Trek Beyond'

18-Apr-2016 | By

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.

The Jungle Book

'Jungle Book' is the king of the box office with $240m

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.

Sven Schelker Time Magazine

Rising star to play missing activist Bruno Manser

18-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Circle star to lead biopic of Swiss activist who lived in the Borneo rainforest.

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'The Jungle Book' dominates UK box office

18-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.

Amazon Prime logo

Amazon takes aim at Netflix

18-Apr-2016 | By

Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant has moved aggressively against the VOD market leader in the US with a new subscription tier.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' roars to top in US on $103.3m

18-Apr-2016 | By

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.

The Unknown Soldier

Louhimies plans 80-day shoot for 'Unknown Soldier'

18-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Finnish production from Frozen Land director will feature 14,000 extras.

Serial (Bad) Weddings

'Serial (Bad) Weddings' duo to reunite on comedy for SND

18-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

Philippe de Chauveron is re-teaming with star Christian Clavier following the pair’s 2014 box-office hit.

Mario Adorf

Locarno to honor German actor Mario Adorf

18-Apr-2016 | By Katy Young

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.


Sky and Sony strike European movie deal

18-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Deal includes forthcoming titles Ghostbusters and Money Monster.

Tessa Inkelaar, Deborah Sathe

Film London duo, 6 Sales boss join Indian studio

18-Apr-2016 | By

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.


NT Live, Picturehouse to speak at inaugural Live Cinema conference

18-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Event to focus on the production, distribution and exhibition of Live Cinema events.

Giuseppe Tornatore

Giuseppe Tornatore, David Twohy line up China projects

18-Apr-2016 | By

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 Fits

'The Fits', 'Salero' win at RiverRun

17-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.”

Olli Maki

Losange punches with UCR's 'Olli Maki'

16-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Cinefondation winner Juho Kuosmanen makes his feature debut with the Finnish-German-Swedish co-production.

Monster With a Thousand Heads

Istanbul: festival and industry winners revealed

16-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Kurdish workers drama and Rodrigo Plá’s A Monster With a Thousand Heads triumph at festival; industry prizes revealed.


Star Wars: JJ Abrams discusses Rey's parents during Tribeca talk

16-Apr-2016 | By Sarah Cooper

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.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes: Thierry Fremaux interview

15-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes chief discusses the festival’s repeat invitations policy and explains why Oliver Stone’s Snowden will not be premiering at the festival. 

I Olga Hepnarova

Vilnius: 'Thirst' and 'I, Olga Hepnarova' share top honour

15-Apr-2016 | By

The festival’s industry event featured 20 work-in-progress projects.


Cannes: Luxbox closes pre-sales on 'Apprentice'

15-Apr-2016 | By

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.

The Nice Guys

Cannes 2016: watch trailers for the films in Official Selection

15-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Check out the trailers for films set to play at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.

Keanu Reeves at CInemaCon

Security threat empties Lionsgate session

15-Apr-2016 | By

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.

The Jungle Book

‘The Jungle Book’ swings to buzz chart lead

15-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special also performs strongly.

Amazon CinemaCon

Amazon Studios woos CinemaCon

14-Apr-2016 | By

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.

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Cannes 2016 line-up offers heavyweights, potential gems and food for thought

14-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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.

american honey

Cannes 2016: critic's take

14-Apr-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

2016 looks like a good vintage: Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition lineup…

The Unknown Girl La Fille Inconnue

Sundance Selects acquires Cannes duo

14-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to newly announced Cannes selections Graduation and The Unknown Girl.

The Jungle Book

'The Jungle Book' set to soar internationally

14-Apr-2016 | By

Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.

Cannes poster 2016

Cannes 2016: Official Selection in full

14-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in full.

James Cameron CinemaCon

Fox lines up four 'Avatar' sequels

14-Apr-2016 | By

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.

AMBI Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino

AMBI hires Banderas, Meyers for 'Black Butterfly'

14-Apr-2016 | By

Antonia Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star in the psychological thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Cannes next month.

bafta crew

BAFTA Crew 2016 participants revealed

14-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.

The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2

eOne denies ITV takeover bid

14-Apr-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Entertainment One (eOne) has poured cold water on claims that it is a takeover target for UK broadcaster ITV.

Jim Gianopulos, Arnon Milchan, Warren Beatty

Fox, New Regency plot autumn release for Warren Beatty film

14-Apr-2016 | By

The long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic has found its distributors, it emerged during a CinemaCon lunch in honour of New Regency head Arnon Milchan.

Ghost In The Shell

US briefs: 'Ghost In The Shell' begins NZ shoot

14-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: The Orchard takes Jeremiah Tower doc; Abramorama expands; and more…

cumberbatch grinch

Benedict Cumberbatch to voice The Grinch

13-Apr-2016 | By

The British star has been cast in the lead role of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 2017 holiday season release.

Donna Langley, Charlize Theron

Universal's Donna Langley honoured at CinemaCon

13-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Andrew Stanton and Lindsey Collins

'Civil War', 'Finding Dory' wow at CinemaCon Disney show

13-Apr-2016 | By

A full screening of the latest Marvel Studios tentpole was the highlight of Wednesday morning’s Disney presentation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Laszlo Nemes collects Grand Prix at Cannes from Mads Mikkelsen

'Son Of Saul' director to shoot second film in 2017

13-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winning director also planning an English-language feature.

Road To La Paz

FiGa Films reports strong trade on 'Road To La Paz'

13-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Fiorin and his team has concluded key territory sales on Francisco Varone’s road movie.

Laura Amelia Guzmán

'Noeli En Los Países' wins IFF Panama Primera Mirada

13-Apr-2016 | By

Laura Amelia Guzmán’s Dominican film has triumphed in the works-in-progress section and won a $10,000 prize.

 My Name Is Emily

17th Newport Beach Film Festival unveils Irish Spotlight

13-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

The Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 21-28, will include Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature, My Name Is Emily.

a quiet passion

Mark Padilla joins Double Dutch International

13-Apr-2016 | By

The executive has arrived as svp of sales and acquisitions in the run-up to Cannes.

Toby Jones Anne Reid

Toby Jones, Anne Reid lead UK thriller 'Kaleidoscope'

13-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on feature produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Maggie Monteith.

David Puttnam

Lord Puttnam calls for greater VPF transparency and new BFI distribution fund

13-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Amanda Knox

Amanda Knox feature among new Danish docs

13-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix to launch US-Danish documentary Knox in autumn; Screen speaks to key doc companies about their lineups.

Torino Film Lab

TorinoFilmLab lineup includes Cannes contender and Jerusalem winner

13-Apr-2016 | By Ian Donegan

Mentors include Israel Film Fund executive director Katriel Schory and film director Thanos Anastopoulos.

Cannes 2016: Shorts, Cinéfondation titles revealed

13-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Naomi Kawase to head the Cinéfondation and Short Films jury.

Sammo Hung The Bodyguard

Sammo Hung to present 'The Bodyguard' at Italy’s Far East Film festival

13-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.


Picturehouse strikes international deal with Royal Opera House Live

13-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

The company will be the exclusive international distributor of ROH Live Cinema for the Opera’s 2016/17 season.


US Briefs: CinemaCon panel discusses senior audiences

13-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Production begins on Battle Of The Sexes; CAC reports record ad revenues in 2015; FilmRise acquires National Bird; and more


STX Entertainment, Sylvester Stallone plot mystery film

12-Apr-2016 | By

Sylvester Stallone has lined up a feature with STX Entertainment, the studio announced during its CinemaCon presentation on Tuesday.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt

Sony unveils 'Spider-Man' film title

12-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Kevin Tsujihara

Warner Bros allays Screening Room fears

12-Apr-2016 | By

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.


US Briefs: CFEC at CinemaCon to show wares

12-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: FilmBuff acquires US to Welcome To Happiness; and more


Global box office hit $38.3bn in 2015

12-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Sundance Institute

NEXT Fest in Los Angeles unveils August dates

12-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

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.


Asghar Farhadi regular wraps UK-Iranian drama 'Gholam'

12-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: A Separation and About Elly star leads Farsi-language drama.

Ang Lee

Ang Lee's war drama 'Billy Lynn' faces projection challenge

12-Apr-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

EXCLUSIVE: Only a handful of exhibitors will be able to screen Ang Lee’s anticipated drama as the director intends.

Despite The Falling Snow

Rebecca Ferguson thriller gets new sales home

12-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Romance-thriller Despite The Falling Snow, also starring Charles Dance and Sam Reid, moves from 6 Sales to Parkland Pictures.

Alicia Vikander James McAvoy Wim Wenders

Alicia Vikander-James McAvoy romance 'Submergence' underway

12-Apr-2016 | By Ian Donegan

Shoot has kicked off in Berlin on the Wim Wenders-directed romance-thriller.

Media Summit

Twitter, Buzzfeed execs to speak at Media Summit

12-Apr-2016 | By Screen staff

Twitter exec Bruce Daisley and BuzzFeed UK editor-in-chief Janine Gibson will be among the keynote speakers at this year’s Media Summit.


Simon Baker's directorial debut 'Breath' reveals cast

12-Apr-2016 | By Ian Donegan

Australian coming-of-age drama has begun filming; Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh among those to join cast.

Chongqing Hotpot

China box office: Chongqing Hot Pot cooks up top spot

12-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Yang Qing’s dark comedy claimed top spot while London Has Fallen outscored its North American debut in second.

JJ Abrams Simon Pegg Jeremy Renner

JJ Abrams on Screening Room: 'We have to adapt'

12-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Alejandro Ramirez Magaña

Cinepolis chief in Screening Room warning

11-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Tamas Jegeus

CinemaCon: FIP chief hails local production hits

11-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Frank Marshall

CinemaCon: Netflix in talks to acquire unfinished Orson Welles epic

11-Apr-2016 | By

The streaming giant is in negotiations to acquire The Other Side Of The Wind, veteran producer Frank Marshall told convention attendees on Monday.

All This Panic

Film Sales Company lines up three Tribeca premieres

11-Apr-2016 | By

New York-based president Andrew Herwitz heads to the Tribeca Film Festival with two world premieres and one international premiere on his sales slate.

'Batman v Superman' nears $500m overseas

11-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 11 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book swings in with estimated $28.9m international debut.

Kid Witness

Susan Sarandon caper 'Kid Witness' gets sales deal ahead of Cannes

11-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bleiberg has added a title to its Cannes slate in the shape of the Bentonville Film Festival-bound Susan Sarandon family caper.

Ruzanna Kegeyan

Ruzanna Kegeyan moves to Arclight Films

11-Apr-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The veteran sales agent has joined Gary Hamilton’s sales company as evp of sales and acquisitions.

'The Huntsman: Winter's War' tops UK box office but 'Zootropolis' steals the show

11-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Zootropolis leads Fri-Sun weekend with $3.35m (£2.36m) after only a 14% drop in its third weekend.

Ewan McGregor

Clooney, Spacey, McGregor titles get Swiss deals

11-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ascot Elite ties up deals with Bloom and Lakeshore.

The Odyssey

Altitude, Pan-Européenne team on Cousteau story 'The Odyssey'

11-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film starring Lambert Wilson - as legendary oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau - and Audrey Tautou to hit UK screens at the end of 2016.

Vincent Bollore

Vivendi buys Mediaset Premium in move to rival Netflix

11-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

The French media giant has acquired Mediaset’s pay TV business as part of a wider alliance.


'Room' sweeps Irish Academy awards

11-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Leonardo Dicaprio and Spotlight also pick up prizes from the Irish Film and Television Academy.


US briefs: 'Visaaranai' and 'Parched' prevail at 14th IFFLA

11-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: FilmRise to release White Girl; Jesse Eisenberg in CinemaCon honour; and more…

NAB conference

Lytro debuts holographic video camera for cinema

11-Apr-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

The prototype is being revealed at the Future of Cinema conference (part of the NAB show) in Las Vegas this week.

The Boss

'The Boss' rules US as 'BvS', 'Hardcore Henry' disappoint

10-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Yu Dong

Bona completes privatisation with Alibaba investment

10-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Daniel Battsek Film4

Daniel Battsek to succeed David Kosse as Film4 boss

8-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cohen Media Group president takes the reins at the UK broadcaster following David Kosse’s appointment at STX.


Industry reaction: Daniel Battsek to head Film4

8-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Peter Aalbæk Jensen

Zentropa co-founder Peter Aalbæk Jensen steps down

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Lars von Trier’s regular producer to retire as CEO of the largest film production company in Scandinavia.

As I Open My Eyes

Kino Lorber acquires 'As I Open My Eyes'

8-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue

Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue to reunite on 'Flammable Children'

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Australian actors last appeared on screen together nearly 30 years ago in TV soap Neighbours.


US Briefs: 'Independence Day: Resurgence' cast in CinemaCon award

8-Apr-2016 | By

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.

behind the clouds

Dardennes-produced 'Behind The Clouds' gets German distribution

8-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Cecilia Verheyden’s debut feature has been a hit in Belgium.

Veerle Baetens

'Broken Circle Breakdown' star Veerle Baetens to direct 'The Melting'

8-Apr-2016 | By

Award-winning Belgian star to make directorial debut on novel adaptation.

Olivia Stewart Ben Rivers Isaac Julien

Ben Rivers wins the second EYE Art & Film Prize

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British director wins $35,000 prize to help fund next feature.

Aux concept design

Ex-Warner, Disney sales exec joins Evolutionary Films

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Ildi Toth Davy to join production and sales company ahead of Cannes Marche.

Constantin Film named top German producer-distributor

8-Apr-2016 | By

Constantin Film has been named Germany’s most successful producer and distributor of German films for 2015.

Dexter Fletcher BFI

BFI Film Academy to receive $1.4m funding boost

8-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Announcement coincides with the unveiling of six films by BFI graduates.


Dutch duo get film fund backing

8-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Dorst and Marionette will receive support through the Dutch Crossover project.

eddie the eagle

'Eddie The Eagle' holds UK buzz chart lead

8-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Feelgood film retains lead in its second week.

'Batman v Superman' hits $450m international

7-Apr-2016 | By

Warner Bros Pictures International’s somewhat maligned DC Entertainment superhero tentpole remains the one to beat heading into its third weekend.

 Patricio Guzman

US Briefs: Patricio Guzman cancels IFF Panama attendance

7-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: Jason Blum in CinemaCon honour

Roger Deakins

UTA signs Roger Deakins

7-Apr-2016 | By

The 13-time Oscar nominee has found a new agency, signing on with his partner James Ellis Deakins.

Gary Hustwit

Gary Hustwit launches VR studio Scenic

7-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Wendy Morgan

Wendy Morgan signs on to direct 'Sugar Daddy'

7-Apr-2016 | By

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.


'Mediterranea', 'Death In Sarajevo' to bookend Kosovo’s PriFest

7-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.

Brett Ratner

Brett Ratner to head Beijing film festival jury

7-Apr-2016 | By

Director-producer Brett Ratner will head the competition jury of this year’s Beijing International Film Festival (BJIFF), which runs April 16-23.

Arturo Montenegro

Arturo Montenegro plots 'Male Mom'

7-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Randall Wallace

Skydance, Alibaba team on 'Flying Tigers'

7-Apr-2016 | By

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.


Istanbul fest kicks off a year after censorship debacle

7-Apr-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Festival kicks off with double screening of Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special; new artistic director discusses security and censorship.

The Seasons in Quincy Four Portraits of John Berger

Tilda Swinton doc to close Sheffield Doc/Fest; David Puttnam to speak

7-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival will also give audiences chance to “virtually” converse with a Holocaust survivor.

Wonder Woman

Warner Bros moves 'Jungle Book', 'Wonder Woman' release dates

6-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Mark Gordon

Mark Gordon, Koch Company team with Chinese partners on 'Edge'

6-Apr-2016 | By

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 Apostate

Breaking Glass acquires 'The Apostate'

6-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from FiGa Films to Federico Veiroj’s comedy that premiered in Toronto last autumn.


Everyman eyes up to 25 new sites by 2021

6-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Despite reporting a loss in 2015, revenue and admissions are up and Everyman Cinemas is primed for significant growth.

Cannes Marche

Cannes Marché, Frontières launch genre partnership

6-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

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.


French feature film production rebounds in 2015

6-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Overall film investment was up 23.1% in 2015, while investment from French TV broadcasters was up 29.7%.

Jack Huston

Jack Huston launches CYSA Productions at MIPTV

6-Apr-2016 | By

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.


UK cinema advertising spend up 26% in Q1, 2016

6-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

DCM is reporting strong sales of cinema advertising from sectors including retail, motors, finance and food.

Perfect Strangers

Tribeca title 'Perfect Strangers' picked up by Italy's True Colours

6-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

Fledgling sales outfit has acquired worldwide sales rights to Paolo Genovese’s comedy, a box office hit in Italy.

Georgia Poivre

Films Distribution hires Wide sales exec

6-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Georgia Poivre joins international sales team at Paris-based firm.

Erin Richards

'Gotham's Erin Richards joins 'That Good Night'

6-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Principal photography on stage play adaptation starring John Hurt has begun.

Geena Davis

US Briefs: Bentonville festival unveils line-up

6-Apr-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: CinemaCon honour for Arnon Milchan; Wanda Cinema Line Corp and Dolby sign deployment deal; and more.


Italian cinemas to halve ticket prices next week as promotion Cinemadays sees growth

6-Apr-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Hundreds of cinemas to halve ticket prices next week; Hardcore Henry, The Jungle Book and local comedy L’Universale in cinemas during promotion.


MIPTV: Netflix, BBC, Hulu deals on day two and three

6-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.

Jared Leto

Jared Leto to star in action-thriller 'The Outsider'

5-Apr-2016 | By

Bloom will handle international sales on the action thriller from Waypoint Entertainment and Linson Entertainment.

Swiss Army Man

A24 to handle world release of 'Swiss Army Man'

5-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Being 17

Strand Releasing acquires 'Being 17'

5-Apr-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up all US rights from Elle Driver to Andre Techiné’s recent Berlinale competition world premiere.

Eric Min

Eric Min to head XYZ Films international sales

5-Apr-2016 | By

The former Aldamisa Entertainment executive will attend Cannes with his new colleagues at the Los Angeles-based production and sales company.

The Phenom

RLJ Entertainment picks up Tribeca premiere 'The Phenom'

5-Apr-2016 | By

Ethan Hawke and Paul Giamatti star in the upcoming world premiere drama set in the world of baseball.

MUBI inks all rights deals for Cannes and Berlin titles

5-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: SVOD service adds six titles, including Berlin Panorama opener I, Olga and Mathieu Amalric drama; theatrical, UK and US deals among haul.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

France sees production boost as international spend rises 30%

5-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Neil Jordan’s big budget Riviera and James Foley’s Fifty Shades Freed among productions due to shoot in territory this year.

'Florence Foster Jenkins' writer to script art thief drama 'The Duke'

5-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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.


US Briefs: 'Zootopia' crosses $800m worldwide

5-Apr-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

Plus: Lowriders to open LA Film Festival; Alamo Drafthouse to open in Downtown Brooklyn; and more…

Ally Derks

IDFA founder Ally Derks to step down after 30 years

5-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival head to move to Berlin; filmmaker Barbara Visser to oversee next year’s festival.

Liam Neeson Silence

Studiocanal to release Scorsese’s 'Silence' in UK

5-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Historical drama stars Adam Driver, Liam Neeson and Andrew Garfield.


UK distributors' media advertising spend drops 8% in 2015

5-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

According to the UK Film Distributors’ Association yearbook, media advertising spend decreased in 2015.

Fyodor Bondarchuk

Russia to invest $60m in domestic film companies

5-Apr-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

The Russian State Film Fund has announced the names of the companies that will receive significant backing this year.


Controversial 'Vaxxed' doc grosses $28K in US debut

4-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Tom Staggs

Tom Staggs shocker sparks Disney succession guessing game

4-Apr-2016 | By

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.

Dave Bautista

US Briefs: Dave Bautista latest big name to join 'Blade Runner' sequel

4-Apr-2016 | By

Plus: CinemaCon to anoint comedy trio; and more…

'Batman v Superman' closes in on $700m worldwide

4-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

APRIL 4 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia becomes the fifth highest grossing original IP animated release of all time with $787.6m.

'Batman v Superman' edges out 'My Beloved Bodyguard' in China

4-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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.

AMBI Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino

AMBI to finance 'To The Bone'

4-Apr-2016 | By

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group has come on board the Keanu Reeves starrer.


Nate Parker among Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards honourees

4-Apr-2016 | By

The director, producer and star of Sundance sensation The Birth Of A Nation is among honourees at the pioneers showcase set for April 22.

'Batman v Superman' retains UK lead despite hefty drop

4-Apr-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s Eddie The Eagle posts seven-day $4m (£2.83m) debut from its 572 sites.

Marie Garrett

Bac adds sales exec ahead of English-language push

4-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Appointment of former eOne exec comes as Paris company eyes expansion into larger European-financed, English-language productions.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Studiocanal invests in Cumberbatch's SunnyMarch TV

4-Apr-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Company invests in trio of independent companies including Benedict Cumberbatch’s SunnyMarch TV,Atlantis producer Urban Myth Films and Spain’s

Public Enemy

MIPTV: deals round-up

4-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Netflix picks up an ITV series while Public Enemy [pictured] scooped the inagural MIPDrama Screenings awards.

Barbara Broccoli

Barbara Broccoli named BAFTA VP for Film

4-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

James Bond producer to join Greg Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council.

Aneurin Barnard

'Interlude In Prague' starts shoot, adds cast

4-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Morfydd Clark, Ade Edmundson and Charlotte Peters have all joined the biographical drama about Mozart.

Ten Years

Controversial 'Ten Years' triumphs at Hong Kong Film Awards

4-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The ceremony broadcast was banned in mainland China, reportedly due to the nomination of the politically-charged dystopian drama.

Tom Of Filand On Set

Agnieszka Holland, Tom Of Finland films get Swedish Film Institute backing

4-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Swedish Film Institute has backed nineteen projects in its latest round of funding.

Life After Life

Hong Kong Film Festival reveals winners

4-Apr-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Zhang Hanyi’s Life After Life won the top prize in the Young Cinema Competition.

William Friedkin

Cannes: William Friedkin to deliver Cinema Masterclass

4-Apr-2016 | By Michael Rosser

French Connection director highlights “challenging time” for the future of world cinema.


Korea's CJ buys Turkey’s largest film chain

4-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mars, which operates the Cinemaximum brand, has 710 screens across the country

'Batman v Superman' falls 69% in second session in North America

3-Apr-2016 | By

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 interview: president Sophie Watts on David Kosse's arrival and European distribution plans

2-Apr-2016 | By Matt Mueller

STX president expects Kosse to have a team of at least 24 staff in place by mid-2017; UK and international distribution plans underway.


UK industry react to David Kosse's departure from Film4

2-Apr-2016 | By

Screen canvassed the UK industry for reaction to the surprise news.


Channel 4, David Kosse comment on exec's departure

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Broadcaster “will be announcing successor imminently”; Screen understands from multiple sources that Daniel Battsek is front-runner for the job.

David Kosse

Film4 head David Kosse steps down to join STX Entertainment

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

In shock move, Film4 head departs UK broadcaster after 18 months to join STX Entertainment.

Holliday Grainger Max Irons

Holliday Grainger, Max Irons join Jane Austen adaptation 'Sanditon'

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Riot Club duo join Charlotte Rampling in upcoming comedy sold by Goldcrest.

Daniel Burman

Daniel Burman's TV debut 'Supermax' heads to MIPTV ahead of shoot

1-Apr-2016 | By

Globo’s first production targeted exclusively at the Latin American market will be overseen by acclaimed Argentinian director Burman [pictured].

52 Tuesdays

Filmmaker co-operative The Vipers Nest rebrands

1-Apr-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Co-operative whose alumni include Corin Hardy and Rachel Dargavel rebrands as UK courses company run by former Salt MD Samantha Horley.

Frontieres market

Frontières: 'Amsterdam Gothic' attracts Belgian co-pro partner

1-Apr-2016 | By Tom Grater

Second feature from The Pool director to be co-produced by Potemkino.

Aldabra Once Upon an Island

3D family-adventure 'Aldabra' inks sales, distribution deals

1-Apr-2016 | By Emma Williams

EXCLUSIVE: Aldabra: Once Upon An Island will have two market screenings at Cannes following its domestic release in the Czech Republic.

'Batman v Superman' hits $530m worldwide

1-Apr-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ spring tentpole has surged to an estimated $329.1m by Thursday and $201.3m in North America.

Annica Bellander

Bellander leaves Tre Vanner for StellaNova

1-Apr-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The production exec was most recently a producer on Swedish box office hit A Man Called Ove.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright in talks to join 'Blade Runner' sequel

31-Mar-2016 | By

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.

The Queen Of Spain

Myriad acquires world rights to 'The Queen Of Spain'

31-Mar-2016 | By

Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce Cannes buyers to the upcoming drama from Fernando Trueba starring Penelope Cruz.

Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story

BOND/360 moves into international sales

31-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor is broadening its remit with the acquisition of worldwide rights to Sound Of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story.


Screening Room heads to CinemaCon

31-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Julio Hernández Cordó

Panama fest unveils Primera Mirada jury

31-Mar-2016 | By

IFF Panama’s first-look sidebar for central American and Caribbean projects awards grants for market visibility and completion of features in post.


Distribution: Saban picks up 'Cell', Kino Lorber finds 'Hieronymus Bosch'

31-Mar-2016 | By

Saban Films has acquired US rights to sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, and Isabelle Fuhrman.

2016 Indian Film Festival of LA unveils juries

31-Mar-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

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.

Terry Gilliam

Terry Gilliam’s 'Don Quixote' gears up for September shoot

31-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Shoot is due to take place in Spain and Portugal on long-gestating project, now joined by producer Paulo Branco.

Rachel Wesiz Sam Claflin

Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin set for 'My Cousin Rachel' shoot

31-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Roger Michell’s adaptation of the Daphne du Maurier novel will shoot in England and Italy.

nelleke driessen

Nelleke Driessen to leave Fortissimo

31-Mar-2016 | By

Driessen has been involved with the sales company since it was founded in the early 90s, and has been MD since 2004.

Slack Bay

First English-language trailer for 'Slack Bay' starring Juliette Binoche

31-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento releases English-subtitled trailer for Bruno Dumont’s quirky period-whodunnit, starring Fabrice Luchini, Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

Can Evrenol

'Baskin' director talks first English-language horror 'Housewife'

31-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Turkish film-maker Can Evrenol introduced the tale about “madness and paranoia” during Frontières at BIFFF.

Jean Mizrahi

Ymagis CEO talks rebrand, VPF future, Brexit

31-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jean Mizrahi discusses dividing the business into two distinct brands, Eclair and CinemaNext, and the future of the European market.

Faye Marsay Joe Alwyn Adelayo Adedayo Charlie Heaton

Screen opens submissions for Stars of Tomorrow 2016

31-Mar-2016 | By Screen staff

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

 Jon Bourdillon

Signature promotes Jon Bourdillon

31-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

UK indie distributor promotes Jon Bourdillon to COO, while founder Marc Goldberg takes on a new title as CEO.

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV

Sean Bean, Lena Headey to voice Final Fantasy CGI feature

31-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV will be available to stream and download ahead of the release of the latest instalment in the popular game franchise.


Frontières: genre highlights at BIFFF

31-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

‘Intelligent’ mosquitoes and slacker demons were lurking at the third European edition of the genre film market in Brussels.

The Light Between Oceans

Michael Fassbender-Alicia Vikander drama sells to Russia

31-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between The Oceans sells to Arthouse, which also buys Jesse Owens biopic Race.

Kevin Bacon

US briefs: Kevin Bacon joins 'Patriots Day'

31-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Lonsgate, Kevin Hart partner on OTT platform; FilmRise acquires Harry & Snowman; and more

Appian Way, Paramount sign first-look deal

30-Mar-2016 | By

Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio has closed a three-year deal with the studio, effective immediately.

Kyle Davies

Kyle Davies to lead domestic distribution at Paramount

30-Mar-2016 | By

Davies is returning to the studio as president of domestic distribution and fills the seat vacated by Don Harris last summer.

Finding Dory

US briefs: Idris Elba, Diane Keaton among 'Finding Dory' voice cast

30-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Tribeca Interactive roster unveiled; IFP Film Week moves to Brooklyn; Cinema Libre to distribute Vaxxed; and more…

'Batman v Superman' hits $500m at global box office

30-Mar-2016 | By

The Warner Bros and DC Entertainment tentpole added an estimated $32.9m on Tuesday to reach $501.9m worldwide.

Jonathan Helfgot

Jonathan Helfgot named Open Road marketing head

30-Mar-2016 | By

The executive arrives from original and branded content creator Rec Room and replaces the outgoing chief marketing officer Jason Cassidy.

Matthew Gledhill

Studiocanal adds production exec, expands role of UK CEO Danny Perkins

30-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

One World Films exec joins Studiocanal, which announces expanded production role for UK CEO Danny Perkins.

Elia Suleiman

Sarajevo: Elia Suleiman named jury president

30-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Palme d’Or-nominated director to head Competition jury at Sarajevo Film Festival.

Benedict Cumberbatch boards Buddhism doc

30-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Benedict Cumberbatch will narrate Marc J Francis and Max Pugh’s feature documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh.

Summertime La Belle Saison

BFI Flare reports 9% audience boost

30-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

LGBT festival also sees industry and filmmaker delegate numbers double.

Wolf Hall

Mark Rylance, Idris Elba secure BAFTA TV nods

30-Mar-2016 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Wolf Hall leads the nominations with four nods.

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'Wednesday 04.45' sweeps Greece's Iris Awards

30-Mar-2016 | By

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.

The Children Of Willesden Lane

BBC Films plots 'The Children of Willesden Lane' adaptation

30-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Robert Shapiro will produce the story of a Jewish piano prodigy who narrowly escapes Nazi-occupied Vienna during the Second World War.

Born To Be Blue

Jeonju to open with Chet Baker drama 'Born To Be Blue'

30-Mar-2016 | By

The independent and alternative cinema showcase (Apr 28 - May 7) will have the world premiere of Choi Seung-ho’s controversial Spy Nation.

Belly Of The Bulldog

Ben Wheatley exec'd thriller secures UK deal

30-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal secured for Nick Gillespie’s psychological thriller Belly Of The Bulldog.

Nobody Wants the Night

Spain: women in only 26% of key production posts, says report

30-Mar-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

A diversity report also highlights that male directors of narrative features outnumber women directors by more than 5:1.

Jessica Lacy

ICM Partners expands practice

29-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Monsieur Chocolat

'Monsieur Chocolat' to open COLCOA

29-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Dick Cook

Dick Cook Studios, Film Carnival sign $500m deal

29-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves joins 'To The Bone'

29-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Michelle Monaghan

US Briefs: Michelle Monaghan joins 'Patriots Day'

29-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Patty Duke RIP; Lionsgate to screen Now You See Me 2 at CinemaCon; and more…

Skydance raises $700m in funding round

29-Mar-2016 | By

David Ellison’s production and financing company, whose credits include, has secured a new raft of financing for film and TV production.

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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.

Brand New Testament

Music Box acquires 'The Brand New Testament'

29-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from Le Pacte to Jaco Van Dormael’s Belgian ensemble and Golden Globe foreign language nominee.

Our Kind Of Traitor

San Francisco Int'l Film Festival unveils roster

29-Mar-2016 | By Justin Gorkowitz

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

VSC rebrands as Unobstructed View Inc

29-Mar-2016 | By

Jonathan Gross, the president of the Canadian distributor, announced the rebrand on Tuesday 23 years after launching the company.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman v Superman' posts record-breaking $20.8m UK bow

29-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ epic battle achieves biggest ever Fri-Sun result for a superhero film.


'Sparrows' scoops Prague Grand Prix

29-Mar-2016 | By

Prague International Film Festival’s primary award went to Iceland for the second year running.

Cafe Society

Woody Allen's 'Café Society' to open Cannes Film Festival

29-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Period romance stars Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman v Superman' storms China box office

29-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Warner Bros’ scores local record while Zootopia nears $200m and The Revenant passes $50m.

Take Me Home

Thai horror 'Take Me Home' travels to SE Asia

29-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Aki Kaurismaki

Cannes Directors' Fortnight to fete Aki Kaurismaki

29-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Finnish director to receive Carrosse d’Or from French Film Directors Guild.


Sarajevo: first six projects selected for CineLink co-pro market

29-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Turkey’s Tolga Karacelik, whose Ivy was at Sundance at Toronto last year, among those to bring new features to CineLink.

Secret Cinema X presents Victoria

Second Secret Cinema X revealed as 'Victoria'

29-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sebastian Schipper’s Berlin Silver Bear winner screened at London’s Ministry of Sound.

Gina Rodriguez

US briefs: CinemaCon honour for 'Jane The Virgin' star

29-Mar-2016 | By

Gina Rodriguez will receive the CinemaCon Female Star Of Tomorrow Award at the Las Vegas convention on April 14.

Shut Up and Play the Hits

Vice buys stake in Pulse Films

29-Mar-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Vice Media has acquired a majority stake in The Witch producer Pulse Films.


'Zootopia', 'Star Wars' drive Disney $1bn feat

28-Mar-2016 | By

Further details have emerged on the key performers behind the studio’s recent $1bn international box office accomplishment.

Nathan Deal, Governor of Georgia

Georgia Governor vetoes controversial anti-LGBT bill

28-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Grand Epoch City

China-US Summit talks China co-pro, export blues

28-Mar-2016 | By

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.

David Greenbaum, Fox Searchlight

Duo to head Fox Searchlight production

28-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Matt Jackson

Matt Jackson to run production, acquisitions for Mark Gordon

28-Mar-2016 | By

The producer and executive has been named head of film production and acquisitions at The Mark Gordon Company.

Robert De Niro

Tribeca Film Festival drops 'Vaxxed' from schedule

28-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Disney to screen 'Civil War' at CinemaCon

28-Mar-2016 | By

Studio executives have set an industry screening of the much anticipated superhero tentpole on April 13 at the Las Vegas convention.

'Batman v Superman' grosses $469m worldwide

27-Mar-2016 | By

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.

'Batman V Superman' storms North America on $166m

27-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Dick Cook

Dick Cook in talks for further Chinese, Malaysian financing

26-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Lee Daniels

Hollywood broadens focus in war on anti-gay laws

25-Mar-2016 | By

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.

The Dresser

US briefs: Starz sets 'The Dresser' premiere date

25-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Tribeca unveils Sloan screenwriting winner; and more…

Michael Mayer

Álvaro Rodriguez, Michael Mayer to adapt 'Tu, Mio'

25-Mar-2016 | By

Machete writer Rodriguez and writer-director Mayer have signed on to adapt Erri De Luca’s Italian bestseller.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

'Batman V Superman' hits $93m worldwide

25-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Garry Shandling

Garry Shandling dead at 66

24-Mar-2016 | By

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.

MipTV 2014

MIPTV, Cannes beef up security in wake of attacks

24-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: MIPTV organiser says security is “top priority” for TV and digital content market, taking place April 4-7 in Cannes.

Saban Films acquires '31'

24-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Rob Zombie’s horror film that premiered recently in Sundance.

Me And Orson Welles

Christian McKay to make directorial debut with 'Provenance'

24-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Me And Orson Welles star to co-direct with Ben Hecking.

Frank Marshall

US briefs: Frank Marshall in special CinemaCon honour

24-Mar-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: FilmBuff picks up US rights to ‘We The People’; Ron Perlman and Christopher Plummer join ‘Howard Lovecraft’; and more…

The Falling

BFI inks content deal with Chinese VOD giant

24-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

iQIYI, which reports 10m subs, will host a curated selection of titles from the BFI London Film Festival.

George Clooney

George Clooney, Michael Keaton titles secure Benelux deals

24-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Suburbicon and The Founder among marquee deals for The Searchers.


Matthias Schoenaerts, Erik Van Looy thrillers to press on with Brussels shoots

24-Mar-2016 | By

Belgian thriller The Prime Minister, about a terrorist plot to kidnap the US president, is currently filming in and around Brussels.

Becoming Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic doc scores Euro deals

24-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Deals on Becoming Zlatan include Studiocanal for UK, Bac for France and Alamode for Germany.

Moscow Premiere Festival

Russian cinemas to close deal for market's largest cinema chain

24-Mar-2016 | By Eugene Vorotnikov

The merger between Cinema Park and Formula Kino could be in the range of $200-250m, according to sources.

BBFC logo

BBFC delegates advertising classification to CAA

24-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

New classification structure for cinema adverts to be implemented on March 31.

Ed Vaizey

Government highlights diversity and access in Culture White Paper

24-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.


Gaumont expands US operation with animation hires

24-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Nicolas Atlan and Terry Kalagian have joined the French major.

Sing Street

Gaga moves into animation, unveils 2016 slate

24-Mar-2016 | By

The Japanese distributor will release Gods Of Egypt and Pride And Prejudice And Zombies in September.


Hollywood weighs in on anti-gay bill

23-Mar-2016 | By

Disney and its wholly-owned Marvel Studios have spoken out against a religious liberty bill in the state of Georgia.

Lake Bell

'What’s the Point?' to shoot in April

23-Mar-2016 | By

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…

Edgar Ramirez

'Land And Shade', 'From Afar' to screen at IFF Panama 2016

23-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Ken Howard

SAG-AFTRA head Ken Howard dead at 71

23-Mar-2016 | By

The former star of TV whose acting career highlights included Tony and Primetime Emmy wins, has died in his home near Los Angeles.

Creative England head of film steps down

23-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Challenges mount at UK funding agency as Caroline Cooper Charles hands in notice.

The Bomb

'The Bomb' to premiere at Tribeca

23-Mar-2016 | By

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.

The Trace

Cannes: The Producers Network to showcase Brazilian, Palestinian projects

23-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian hybrid work Ghost Hunting and Brazil’s The Trace [pictured] among works to be presented.

AzMarie Livingston

'Empire' actress AzMarie Livingston joins 'Almost Amazing'

23-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Torrei Hart, Simone Shepherd, Aeriel Miranda also among cast of US comedy-romance; production reveals footage.

Josh O Connor and Alec Secareanu in Gods Own Country

'God's Own Country' cast revealed as shoot begins

23-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Boardwalk Empire’s Ian Hart and Sense and Sensibility’s Gemma Jones join rising stars Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu.

Odeon Swiss Cottage

Odeon & UCI reports 20% revenue rise in 2015

23-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The European cinema group upped its market share across its European territories to 19.4%.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

Damian Jones signs first-look deal with Fox Searchlight

23-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

British producer most recently worked on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

The Revenant

Taiwan’s Catchplay launches VOD platform

23-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has partnered with StarHub and Telkom Indonesia to roll out the new service in Q2 2016.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice

Warner Bros. does not 'yield to terror' for 'Batman v Superman' London premiere

22-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Director Zack Snyder holds moment of silence as red carpet press line cancelled.

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Brussels film festival to go ahead

22-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival had been in doubt following terror attacks in the Belgian capital.

Sean Parker

Screening Room proposal sparks global piracy fears

22-Mar-2016 | By

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' biggest animated film in China

22-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Zootopia beat Kung Fu Panda 3 to become the biggest animated film in China, while The Revenant opened second.

The Bandit

US Briefs: 'Love & Friendship' to open San Francisco Int'l Film Festival

22-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Warner Bros dates Annabelle 2, Untitled event movie; FilmRise acquires The Bad Kids


'Zootopia' hits $600m worldwide

22-Mar-2016 | By

Disney’s family hit added $9.4m at the global box office on Monday to cross the milestone.

Dont be Bad

'Don’t Be Bad', 'They Call Me Jeeg' lead Italy's Donatello nominations

22-Mar-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth received fourteen nominations while Matteo Garrone’s Tale Of Tales received twelve and Berlin-winner Fuocoammare received four.

Valerie Donzelli

Cannes: Valérie Donzelli to head Critics' Week jury

22-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Jurors include Alice Winocour, Nadav Lapid, David Robert Mitchell and Santiago Mitre.

The Mermaid

CTE lands 'Mermaid' pay-TV rights

22-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Landfill Harmonic A Symphony Of The Human Spirit

Refugee crisis highlighted at Thessaloniki doc festival

22-Mar-2016 | By

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.

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Brussels attacks prompt festival doubts

22-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Next week’s Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival faces an uncertain future following a series of terrorist attacks in the Belgian capital.

Arno Camenisch

'Northmen - A Viking Saga' producers option novel 'The Break'

22-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Based on Swiss author Arno Camenisch’s [pictured] novel, the comedy is slated to shoot in 2017.

Gwendoline Christie

'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie joins 'Top Of The Lake' second series

22-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Game Of Thrones actress will star alongside the returning Elisabeth Moss, with filming now underway in Australia.


Cannes: who's in the running?

21-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Screen rounds up the films from across the globe that could launch at Cannes…

Creative England

Creative England responds to concerns over cuts

21-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Creative industries agency taps into reserve to ensure effective delivery of services.


'Zootopia' retains control in North America on $37.2m

21-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 21 UPDATE: Disney’s latest animation smash crossed $200m in North America thanks to a confirmed $37.2m number one hold.

Andea Arnold

JJ Abrams, Andrea Arnold in Tribeca Talks series

21-Mar-2016 | By

Top brass at the 15th Tribeca Film Festival have unveiled the participants in the on-stage conversation series.

Secret Cinema Dr Strangelove

Secret Cinema’s 'Dr Strangelove' closes with $1.8m box office

21-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Kubrick classic staged over 24 nights.

Adam Sandler

Netflix sets release date for 'The Do-Over'

21-Mar-2016 | By

Adam Sandler’s second feature in the actor’s exclusive deal will premiere on the streaming service worldwide on May 27.

Thomas Kretschmann

'Jungle' cast takes shape for Arclight Films

21-Mar-2016 | By

Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson, and Yasmin Kassim will join Daniel Radcliffe on the thriller.

Ip Man 3

'Ip Man 3' distributor has licence suspended for box office fraud

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The company admitted fabricating more than 7,600 screenings of the film, amounting to $8.6m in fraudulent receipts.

Busan protest

Korean industry threaten Busan boycott

21-Mar-2016 | By

Committee of nine major film organisations has issued a set of demands to ensure the festival’s independence.

El Invierno

'The Winter' triumphs at Toulouse’s 2016 Films In Progress

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Emiliano Torres’ Argentinian western took the two top prizes at the works-in-progress event.

'Kung Fu Panda 3' retains UK lead

21-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane lands second with $2.3m (£1.6m) from its 488 sites.

Cannes 2016 poster

Cannes 2016 poster shows 'Contempt'

21-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

This year’s Cannes Film Festival poster uses stills from Jean-Luc Godard’s 1963 film.

John Boyega triumphs at Screen Nation awards

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Star Wars actor took home the best actor prize, but stepped into a social media storm following comments made in his acceptance speech.


Prishtina expands industry programme

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

As part of the festival’s industry forum, the Prishtina Rendezvous will focus on distributors and sales agent.

Jan Nemec

Czech director Jan Nemec dies aged 79

21-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Czech filmmaker was a notable voice of the country’s New Wave movement of the 1960s.


Women filmmakers triumph in Sofia

21-Mar-2016 | By

Elitsa Petkova received the Bulgarian festival’s Grand Prix for her feature debut Zhaleika [pictured].

Susan Sarandon

North American briefs: Susan Sarandon in CinemaCon honour

21-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Gravitas Ventures acquires My Father’s Vietnam; and more…

Cannes Village International

Israel to open contentious second Cannes stand

21-Mar-2016 | By Edna Fainaru

Culture Ministry funds new stand with aim to increase Israeli presence at the festival.


'Zootopia' in $106m global weekend

20-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Loving Vincent

CMG scores 'Loving Vincent' sales

20-Mar-2016 | By

Edward Noeltner’s sales title about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh has proved a popular draw among buyers.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

'Star Wars' wins five at Empire Awards

20-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Posthumous Empire Legend award for Alan Rickman; Matt Damon collects Best Actor award and Best Actress goes to Alicia Vikander


'Transpecos', 'Tower' among SXSW audience award winners

19-Mar-2016 | By

Greg Kwedar’s Transpecos won the Narrative feature competition audience award and Keith Maitland’s Tower the documentary prize on Saturday night.

Kino Lorber acquires 'The Tenth Man'

18-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from FilmSharks to Daniel Burman’s recent Panorama opening night selection in Berlin.

Taxi Driver

Tribeca to host 'Taxi Driver' 40th anniversary screening

18-Mar-2016 | By

Martin Scorsese will join Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, and writer Paul Schrader for a post-screening conversation.

Naomi Watts

Jessica Lange, Naomi Watts to star in 'Doll'

18-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Star Wars The Force Awakens

UK-made films account for 26% of global market, reports BFI

18-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

UK-filmed features generated more than $9.4 billion at the global box office in 2015.

Jack Lowden Morrissey

Jack Lowden to play Morrissey in biopic

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The War And Peace star will lead Steven, from writer-director Mark Gill.

Best actor Lee Byung-hun and Best actress Shu Qi

'The Assassin' sweeps Asian Film Awards

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s period drama took eight awards including best film, best director and best actress.

Sean Parker

UK Cinema Association condemns Screening Room proposal

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The organisations said the idea presented a “massive risk to the future prosperity” of the film industry.

Greg Wise Alice Sykes

Greg Wise, Alice Sykes join 'After Louise'

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Pair will star in road comedy from UK production outfit Scoop Films.

Hard Tide

Metrodome moves on 'Hard Tide'

18-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama premiered at Raindance in 2015.

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'Batman v Superman' tops buzz chart

18-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Upcoming superhero film had three times more social media buzz than Zootropolis in the past week.

OM City

Tribeca unveils first Digital Creators programme

17-Mar-2016 | By

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' to cross $500m global

17-Mar-2016 | By

Zootopia has reached $320.2m via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International as studio executives aim to capitalise on debuts in Australia and Brazil.

Screening Room proposal divides Hollywood

17-Mar-2016 | By

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.

April And The Extraordinary World

North American briefs: GKIDS sets English voice cast for 'April'

17-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: CinemaCon names Male Star Of Tomorrow; Soda Pictures dates High-Rise; and more…


Oscar-winner James Gay-Rees: "Oasis brilliant to work with...and completely insane"

17-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Amy producer discussed his upcoming Oasis documentary at an event in London.

André Téchiné-Céline Sciamma drama gets UK deal

17-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Berlin competition entry Being 17 among six titles acquired by Metrodome at EFM.

Juan Antonio Bayona

J.A. Bayona, Arturo Ripstein join 'The Queen Of Spain'

17-Mar-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The two directors have joined the cast of Fernando Trueba’s film, which is now shooting in Budapest.

Justin Kurzel

'Assassin's Creed' director Justin Kurzel to keynote at BAFTA Guru event

17-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Macbeth filmmaker to speak at games, TV and film event for career starters.

BVA rebrand BASE

British Video Association rebrands

17-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The newly titled British Association for Screen Entertainment has renamed in a move to reflect digital shifts.


Madrid to host Bollywood Awards in June

17-Mar-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

The Spanish capital will be the next destination for the itinerant International India Film Academy gala.

Brian Burns

Broad Green Pictures developing 'The Fight Before Christmas'

17-Mar-2016 | By

The company has boarded Daddy’s Home writer Brian Burns to write his comedic holiday pitch.

Ants On A Shrimp

Sundance Selects buys two from Fortissimo Films

16-Mar-2016 | By

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

Relativity secures $400m Maple Leaf funding

16-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Max Rose

US briefs: Jerry Lewis to present 'Max Rose' at MoMA

16-Mar-2016 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Plus: Music Box nabs Seasons; CNN takes Holy Hell; and more…

Childhood Leader

Istanbul Film Festival reveals 2016 lineup

16-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Turkish festival announces films, guests and industry lineups amid challenging security climate.


Flagship Entertainment unveils debut slate

16-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Sheffield DocFest 2016 logo

Screen, Broadcast partner with Sheffield Doc/Fest

16-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Screen and sister publication Broadcast will be media partners of the UK’s leading documentary festival in 2016.


John Woo's 'Manhunt' casts leads

16-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Rachel Griffiths Aden Young

Australia's 'Spotlight' to capture painful chapter in recent history

16-Mar-2016 | By Fiona Williams

Drama Don’t Tell, starring Rachel Griffiths and Jack Thompson, depicts a ground-breaking child sex abuse case in Australia.

The Arbalest

'The Arbalest' triumphs at SXSW

15-Mar-2016 | By

Adam Pinner’s drama has been awarded the narrative feature competition grand jury award, the festival announced on Tuesday night.

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Academy issues show apology

15-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Disney sets 'Indiana Jones 5'

15-Mar-2016 | By

Disney has scheduled a July 19, 2019, release on the next episode in the adventure saga that will reunite Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford.


Wide scores sales of Indian gay love story 'Loev'

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: France’s Wide has secured a raft of deals on Indian gay love story Loev.

Old Stone

Berlin title 'Old Stone' scooped up by Asian Shadows

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese drama centres on the culture of hit-and-run incidents in the country.


China's Huace dives into remake of 'Canola'

15-Mar-2016 | By

Director Chang made Cannes title The Target in 2014.

China 3D unveils $13m crime thriller 'The Death Notice'

15-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Port Of Call director Philip Yung to helm detective thriller.

Johnnie To

Johnnie To, Ann Hui join new Macao film festival

15-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Putrama Tuta

Indonesia's Putrama Tuta readies 'Happy Birthday Every Day' shoot

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film centres on a dead writer who discovers he is living inside his own story.

The Salt Planet

Korea's Central Park moves into features with 'The Salt Planet'

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Firm also compiling shorts into omnibus films.

Yvonne Chuang

New firm The One Entertainment to invest in HK talent

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New finance-distribution company launched by former Tomson exec and a fund manager.

Udine Far East Film Festival

Udine Far East Film Festival partners with Rome to launch market

15-Mar-2016 | By

First Focus Asia to include screenings, research panels and meetings.

Daughter Of The Nile

Taiwanese classics sail to Japan

15-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s Daughter Of The Nile

Mei Ah Entertainment

'Butterfly Cemetery', 'Growing up' on Mei Ah's six-strong slate

15-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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.


North American briefs: Focus sets release date for 'Loving'

15-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: RLJ Entertainment picks up Kickboxer: Vengeance; CinemaCon honour for Bryce Dallas Howard; and more…

Silicon Cowboys

FilmRise, Starz swoop on SXSW selections

15-Mar-2016 | By

FilmRise has acquired worldwide rights to filmmaker Jason Cohen’s documentary following its world premiere in Austin, Texas, at the weekend.

Chungmu Art Centre

New musicials festival to launch in Seoul

15-Mar-2016 | By

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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SPHE strikes Momentum distribution pact

15-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Joseph Needham

UK-China producers join forces; 'The Proving Ground' first project

15-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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.


North American briefs: Loews hotel deal to have 'no impact' on AFM

15-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: TIFF, Telefilm Canada partner on See The North; Film market researcher Richard Del Belso dies; and more…


SundanceTV acquires 'Gomorrah' series from Weinstein Co

15-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The first series of the Italian crime drama will be broadcast in summer 2016.

James Landry Hébert

Mickey Keating reveals 'Psychopaths' cast

15-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The director of Sundance selection Carnage Park has unveiled the cast on his fifth feature, which recently wrapped principal photography.


Berlin-winner 'Hedi' secures Nordic deal

15-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Edge Entertainment will release Mohamed Ben Attia’s Silver Bear-winning drama in early 2017.

Naomi Kawase

Naomi Kawase to head Cannes Cinéfondation, Shorts jury

15-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

The three-time Palme d’Or nominated director will present the awards at the festival’s closing ceremony on May 22.

Art House Convergence opposes Screening Room

15-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Adrian Teh

China's Huace strikes three-picture deal with Malaysia's Adrian Teh

14-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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.


Arclight acquires Danny Pang horror 'Delusion'

14-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Sword Master 3D

'Sword Master 3D' cuts US, UK deals

14-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Well Go USA has acquired North American and UK rights to Derek Yee’s highly-anticipated martial arts epic Sword Master 3D.

Dongju The Portrait Of A Poet

Korea’s M-line sends 'Poet', 'Spirits' to US

14-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales also secured with Japan, Hong Kong.

Napping Kid

Golden Scene snaps up HAF project 'Napping Kid'

14-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Adaptation of award-winning novel debuting at Hong Kong – Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF).

A Stray Goat

Korea's 9ers unleashes 'A Stray Goat'

14-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Drama stars K-pop star Junior and Cart star Ji-woo.


Vertical, XYZ take world on 'Holidays'

14-Mar-2016 | By

Vertical Entertainment and XYZ Films have partnered on worldwide rights to the horror anthology.

Lu Chuan

Lu Chuan to adapt 'River Town'

14-Mar-2016 | By

The Chinese director of local box office hit Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribe is attached to direct and produce Peter Hessler’s memoir.

Peter Stormare, Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves joins comedy series 'Swedish Dicks'

14-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Reeves reunites with his former Constantine co-star Peter Stormare in the Viaplay original series.

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca launches TV showcase

14-Mar-2016 | By

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.  


Content Media closes Asia deals for 'Higher Power', 'Don't Knock Twice', 'Pandemic'

14-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

LA-based firm closes deals on genre titles and brings slate to Hong Kong Filmart.

Huang Zitao

Young Live debuts with 'Game Changer', 'Kungfu'

14-Mar-2016 | By

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.

The Kids

Taiwan's 'The Kids' sold to Japan

14-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Taiwan-based sales and production company Double Edge Entertainment has sold The Kids to Japan’s Digital Works Entertainment.

Long Long Time Ago

Singapore's mm2 unveils trio of new titles

14-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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.

Bitcoin Heist

Vietnam Media debuts 'Bitcoin Heist', 'The Last Egg'

14-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Vietnam Media is debuting two recent Lunar New Year hits at Filmart.


Japan’s Village launches 'Asura', 'Midare Uguisu'

14-Mar-2016 | By

Two productions being introduced to buyers at Hong Kong Filmart.

Descendants Of The Sun

Korea's 'Descendants Of The Sun' prepped for remake

14-Mar-2016 | By

Korea’s Contents Panda is launching remake rights sales on the hit TV series Descendants Of The Sun.

AMBI Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino

Lantica, AMBI partner on slate, facility

14-Mar-2016 | By

Dominican Republic-based Lantica Media and AMBI Group are to partner on a slate of English and Spanish-language features.

Creative England parts with senior film executive

14-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years, Spooks: The Greater Good executive Richard Holmes made redundant amid company cuts.

Aguilar to head Huayi Brothers animation unit

14-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Pen-ek Ratanaruang

Southeast Asia readies SEAFIC script lab

14-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Across The Waters

Studiocanal goes 'Across The Waters' for UK

14-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Scandinavian sales agent TrustNordisk has closed a raft of deals post-Berlin.

The Crown

Sony Pictures Television backs Faye Ward's Fable Pictures

14-Mar-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Faye Ward’s indie production outfit is currently producing Laurel & Hardy biopic Stan And Ollie.

Kung Fu Panda 3

'Kung Fu Panda 3' tops UK box office

14-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant posts disappointing non-final $2.6m (£1.83m) debut, including previews, from 528 sites.

Heinz Badewitz

Hof Film Days founder Heinz Badewitz dies at 74

14-Mar-2016 | By

World’s second longest-serving film festival director died last week while attending Graz film festival.

Jim Broadbent

Broadbent and Begg scoop UK VES awards

14-Mar-2016 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

The inaugural UK Visual Effects Society Awards takes place later this week.

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Screen: Having trouble logging in?

14-Mar-2016 | By Screen staff

ScreenDaily has recently transferred its subscriber service to a new supplier, which has resulted in some readers experiencing difficulties logging in and receiving newsletters.

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Filmart panel: Hollywood, online key to China growth

14-Mar-2016 | By

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.


Schamus, Sokurov impressed by Qumra filmmakers

14-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Bespoke event nurtured development of 33 DFI grantee projects.

New York New York

IM Global launch romantic dramas at Filmart

14-Mar-2016 | By

Romantic duo produced by China’s Huayi Brothers.


Golden Network to sell Jackie Chan-produced sci-fi 'Reset'

13-Mar-2016 | By

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.


'Zootopia' hits $439m worldwide

13-Mar-2016 | By

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.


'Zootopia' stays top in US on $51m

13-Mar-2016 | By

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.


Fox International crosses $1bn

13-Mar-2016 | By

Powered by Deadpool, The Revenant and Kung Fu Panda 3, the studio has reached the milestone in its second fastest time.

'Dheepan' and 'Paulina' triumph in Miami

13-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Jing Boran

Le Vision unveils 'The Lost Tomb', fantasy epic 'L.O.R.D.'

13-Mar-2016 | By

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.

A Violent Prosecutor

Korea’s Showbox sells 'Violent Prosecutor', 'Man And A Woman'

13-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Raft of deals include sales to Japan, China.

While The Women Are Sleeping

Berlin title 'While The Women Are Sleeping' sold to China, Spain

13-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toei sells US-based Wayne Wang’s Japanese-language feature starring Beat Kitano.

Claire In Motion

Visit Films takes trio to SXSW

13-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales agency is in Austin, Texas, with three new titles for buyers.

Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey passes on Relativity chairman role

13-Mar-2016 | By

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.

'Room' sweeps Canadian Screen Awards

13-Mar-2016 | By

The Canada-Ireland drama dominated the awards show on Sunday night, picking up nine honours including best film.

Peter Jackson

Napster co-founder’s first-run film service draws fire

13-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Benny Chan

Benny Chan’s 'Call Of Heroes' sold to US, UK

13-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Martial arts epic also sold to Germany and several Asian territories.

Yuen Woo ping

Yuen Woo-ping's 'Hand Over Fist' on Emperor's Filmart slate

13-Mar-2016 | By

Hong Kong’s Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP) is launching sales on new titles from Yuen Woo-ping, Fruit Chan and Ho Yuhang at Filmart.

Andy Lau

Mega Vision accepts 'Mission Milano' with Lau, Xiaoming

13-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Action comedy directed by Wong Jing; Hong Kong firm also launching the final instalment in the Colour trilogy.

Just One Shot

South Korea's Kakao, China's Huace plot five comic adaptations

13-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Just One Shot and supernatural fantasy Help! Breakup Ghost.

Zhou Xun

Distribution Workshop launches sales on Ann Hui's 'The Great Escape'

13-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wartime drama stars Zhou Xun [pictured] and Eddie Peng.


Documentary on controversial Japanese director Sono Sion wraps

13-Mar-2016 | By

Nikkatsu has announced The Sono Sion, a documentary about the prolific Japanese director of the title, has wrapped.

Chuck Chicken

Malaysia’s Animasia, China's Zero One to co-produce 'Chuck Chicken' movie

13-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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.

Chen Yu Hsun

Taiwan's Ablaze launches Chen Yu-Hsun’s 'The Village That Forgets'

13-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Taiwan sales outfit Ablaze Image is launching martial arts comedy The Village That Forgets at Filmart.

The Butcher The Chef and The Swordsman

Fox companies join forces for major Chinese-language push

13-Mar-2016 | By

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. 

Zhang Jin

Sun Entertainment launches action thriller 'The Brink'

13-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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.


Taiwan's MandarinVision moves into international sales

13-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

New films include Godspeed from Golden Horse-winner Chung Mong-Hong and hostage comedy Ace Of Sales.

Joshua Tan

Singapore's Encore moves into production with 'Young & Fabulous'

13-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: Singapore distributor Encore Films is making its first foray into production with the debut of Young & Fabulous at Hong Kong Filmart.

Asian Three Fold Mirror 2016 cast

Cast revealed for 'Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016'

13-Mar-2016 | By

Line-up includes Sharifah Amani from Yasmin Ahmad’s Gubra.

The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear

LevelK sells 'Giant Pear' to Korea

13-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Animation launched at EFM secures first sales.

The Free State Of Jones

IM Global names trio of new hires

12-Mar-2016 | By

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.

John Goodman

John Goodman joins 'Patriots Day'

11-Mar-2016 | By

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.

'Where To Invade Next' to open Sheffield Doc/Fest

11-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Director Michael Moore will attend the festival for the first time since 1998.

Ken Adam

James Bond, 'Dr. Strangelove' designer Sir Ken Adam dies aged 95

11-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Two-time Oscar winner Adam was the first production designer to receive a knighthood.

Vue Shepherds Bush

FrightFest to relocate with new headline sponsor

11-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The UK genre event will take place in an expanded format at Vue Shepherd’s Bush this year.

Anders Baasmo Christianse

Car racing sequel 'Borning 2-On Ice' gets Nordisk Fond backing

11-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The racing sequel received the fund’s biggest grant in its latest round.


Arab film-making scene expanding and diversifying, says report

11-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Study reveals France to be top producer of independent Arab cinema alongside Egypt and Lebanon with Qatar rising as a key funder.

The Little Prince

US Briefs: Paramount pulls out of US release of 'The Little Prince'

11-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Imax, UN in programme to effect change.

 Michael Fisk

Michael Fisk joins Lionsgate international marketing

10-Mar-2016 | By

The 12-year Sony Pictures veteran has joined the studio in the newly created position of evp of international marketing.


Netflix buys SXSW premiere 'Hush'

10-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Ben Wheatley

A24 picks up 'Free Fire' for the US

10-Mar-2016 | By

The cutting-edge distributor, fresh from its recent three-Oscar haul, has acquired US rights to UK wunderkind Ben Wheatley’s thriller.

Christine Birch

Marketing exec Christine Birch rejoins Sony

10-Mar-2016 | By

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.


US Briefs: Golden Gate 3D, BBC Earth, Giant Screen Films go to 'Cuba'

10-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Erik Lomis exits TWC, joins Annapurna; and more…

Christina Kounelias

Christina Kounelias lands Participant marketing role

10-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Bodkin Ras

Shoreline takes worldwide rights to 'Bodkin Ras'

10-Mar-2016 | By

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.

BFI exterior

BFI’s third Vision Awards to back "emerging producers" with $3.6m

10-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Around 20 producers to receive funding; BFI separately increases overhead support on all single development awards.


Vatican stifles distribution of Andrew Haigh's 'Weekend'

10-Mar-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Italian distributor sees screen count reduced after the film about a homosexual romance is given a damning rating by Catholic Church body.

Korean Film Council proposes arthouse film quota

10-Mar-2016 | By

As part of its strategic proposals for 2016-18, KOFIC is looking to introduce a quota to support non-mainstream Korean films.


'Zootopia' to hit $300m worldwide

10-Mar-2016 | By

UPDATE: Zootopia is shaping up to be the latest Disney hit at the global box office and stands at $299.7m worldwide.

A War

Nordisk Film to receive CineEurope prize

10-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Danish production outfit behind A War will be presented with the Independent Film Award.

Alice Eve Jack Davenport

Alice Eve, Jack Davenport sign up for 'The Stolen'

10-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Niall Johnson is directing the New Zealand-set period adventure film.


Have Your Say: Brexit – are you in or out?

10-Mar-2016 | By Screen staff

VOTE NOW: With the EU Referendum just around the corner, we’ve decided to conduct research in order to have a better understanding of how Brexit could affect the Creative Industries, and, more importantly, how you feel about the UK potentially leaving the European Union.

Bullyparade strikes Amazon Prime deal

Amazon boards first German feature

10-Mar-2016 | By

Bullyparade – Der Film will be based on the German cult TV series.

Rattle The Cage

Netflix acquires Emirati thriller 'Rattle The Cage'

10-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Streaming giant builds local slate ahead of 2016 Middle East launch.

Alexander Sokurov

Aleksandr Sokurov: "Cinema does not have any achievements"

10-Mar-2016 | By Matt Mueller

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.

Robert Redford

Robert Redford, Jason Segel sign up for 'The Discovery'

9-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Mette-Marie Katz

XYZ Films promotes Katz, hires Ardon

9-Mar-2016 | By

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.

J.K. Simmons

Americas Briefs: 'The Bachelors' cast bulks up

9-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Tyler Perry greenlights Apartheid drama; Semana Del Cine Español to kick off in Puerto Rico

Certain Women

IFC Films, FilmRise in Sundance swoops

9-Mar-2016 | By

Park City premieres Certain Women and The Greasy Strangler have found US homes.

James Rhodes

Monumental, BBC Films team on James Rhodes biopic

9-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Alison Owen and Debra Hayward’s Monumental to produce feature based on pianist’s memoir.


Scotland’s Wardpark Studios bids for $5.7m expansion

9-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.


European co-production treaty set for radical overhaul

9-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer's next projects include a Samuel Beckett-inspired musical

9-Mar-2016 | By Matt Mueller

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.

Alexander Sokurov

Aleksandr Sokurov planning Second World War 'comedy'

9-Mar-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

The Russian Ark director is plotting a return to the subject of war.

Naomi Kawase

Cannes regular Naomi Kawase on directing: "Waiting is important"

9-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

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.

Sanja Ravlic

Belgrade co-pro event foregrounds women

9-Mar-2016 | By

Belgrade hosts co-pro meeting dedicated to women filmmakers as study reveals industry progress on gender equality in region.

Fares Fares

UN thriller, transgender drama among Swedish Film Institute grantees

9-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Fares Fares thriller The Nile Hilton Incident gets top grant of $1.3m while Ben Kingsley and Theo James thriller also among those backed.

Clementine Hugot

Hugot joins Paris-based Indie Sales

9-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sales executive previously worked at Bac Films having started out at Wide Management.

A Fantastic Woman

'A Fantastic Woman' wraps shoot

8-Mar-2016 | By

Sebastián Lelio’s follow-up to his award-winning Gloria has completed principal photography in Santiago, Chile, for Participant Media, Fabula and Komplizen.

Claude Joli-Coeur

NFB in diversity pledge

8-Mar-2016 | By

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.

'Elvis & Nixon' named Tribeca centrepiece

8-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage to direct 'Vengeance'

8-Mar-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning actor is attached to star in Vengeance: A Love Story and will direct the project.

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'Lilting' director Hong Khaou boards Mark O’Halloran drama

8-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Dublin-based Roads Entertainment readies Trade and Pat Collins biopic Song Of Granite.

The Finest Hours

'The Finest Hours' to cost Disney $75m

8-Mar-2016 | By

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.


Vimeo launches Share The Screen

8-Mar-2016 | By

The digital platform on Tuesday unveiled a series of events at SXSW designed to further the industry equality agenda

Ip Man 3

'Ip Man 3' tops China box office as 'The Mermaid' passes $500m

8-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Ip Man 3 and Zootopia lead the way in China as The Mermaid swims past $500m.

A Conspiracy Of Faith

Danish crime-thriller 'A Conspiracy Of Faith' breaks 15-year opening record

8-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Hans Petter Moland’s crime thriller had the biggest opening weekend for a local film in Denmark since at least 2001.

Harlan Coben

Harlan Coben teams with Red to launch indie

8-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Studiocanal will handle distribution of the new company’s original content, starting with drama Six Years.

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried joins Andrew Niccol sci-fi 'Anon'

8-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

K5 Media Group producing and financing next project from the director of Gattaca.

The Price Of Desire

Orla Brady-Vincent Perez drama 'The Price Of Desire' gets UK deal

8-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Northern Soul sub-distributor boards drama following the true story of Irish artist Eileen Gray.

Russia's Arthouse goes to 'War On Everyone'

8-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Distributor also acquired Freeheld, starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page, and Robert Carlyle’s The Legend Of Barney Thomson.

Kaili Blues

Grasshopper picks up Bi Gan’s 'Kaili Blues'

8-Mar-2016 | By

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.

The Steps

US briefs: monterey media scales 'The Steps'

8-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Second Wachowski comes out as transgender; Sloan Foundation, Coolidge Corner Theatre unveil Science On Screen event; and more…

Jenny Bloom, Jason Kasperski

Prodigy PR pair rise to vice-president roles

8-Mar-2016 | By

Jason Kasperski and Jenny Bloom have been promoted to vice-president – corporate communications, and vice-president – film publicity, respectively. 

Sergei Polunin in Dancer

Sundance Selects acquires 'Dancer'

7-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has secured US rights from WestEnd Films to Steven Cantor’s upcoming documentary.

Frances Ha

UK distributor Metrodome seeks buyer

7-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Indie stalwart seeks investment or buyer amid challenging climate.


Shout! Factory sinks teeth into 'Bite'

7-Mar-2016 | By

The content company has acquired US rights from Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment to Chad Archibald’s horror film.

Nate Parker to receive CinemaCon honour


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.

Cinefondation Atelier 2016

Cannes: Cinefondation's Atelier unveils 15 titles

7-Mar-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Promising projects from Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East will be showcased for international co-production opportunities.

Los Wild Ones

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'Los Wild Ones'

7-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Elise Salomon’s documentary has found a North American home following a deal with sales agent Upstream Flix.

Boi Neon

'Neon Bull' wins in Cartagena

7-Mar-2016 | By

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.

London Has Fallen

'London Has Fallen' tops UK box office

7-Mar-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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%.

Sony inks Criterion deal for UK

7-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

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].


'The Mermaid' crosses $500m at China box office

7-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Hisham Zaman

'Letter To The King' director Zaman plans Armenia story

7-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Letter To The King and Before Snowfall director Hisham Zaman has two films in post and plans to shoot in Armenia in 2017.

Humidity film

Serbia launches MEDIA Desk, reveals national awards

7-Mar-2016 | By

Berlinale title Humidity scores hat-trick at national awards during Belgrade FEST; Diary Of A Teenage Girl wins in international strand.

media production show

Pinewood, Red Planet, Cinecitta head to 2016 Media Production Show

7-Mar-2016 | By Screen staff

The first Media Production Show will take place in London June 9-10 with a host of top industry brands attending.

Andrew Rodgers

US Briefs: RiverRun unveils 2016 line-up

7-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Lionsgate sets awards season date for La La Land; Focus World nabs A Tale Of Love And Darkness; and more…

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan: "Making mistakes is the best teacher"

7-Mar-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Director talked about his combative writing relationship with wife Ebru Ceylan and his love of ambiguity on the big screen during a Qumra masterclass.

Ip Man 3

'Ip Man 3' rules international box office on $75m

6-Mar-2016 | By

MARCH 7 UPDATE: Ip Man 3 added an estimated $75m over the weekend to reach an early $76.5m.


'Zootopia' trounces US field on $75m

6-Mar-2016 | By

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

James Schamus: Gulf can learn from China's box-office boom

6-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

James Schamus

James Schamus working on projects from 'micro' to 'quite huge'

5-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.


US Briefs: Warner Bros lines up CinemaCon presentation

5-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Cult video game Thief finally heads to big screen


Qumra's class of 2015 see boost for their films

5-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

Bang Gang

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires 'Bang Gang'

4-Mar-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights from Films Distribution to Eva Husson’s feature debut.

I Am Malala

Hulu strikes for streaming rights to 'Malala'

4-Mar-2016 | By

The digital platform has announced its second deal in a week as it ramps up its acquisition activity.

'45 Years' backer Creative England faces cuts

4-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production services department sees cuts, core film team put on notice of further job losses.

Elia Suleiman

Qumra kicks off in Doha with key industry in attendance

4-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Netflix, Sundance and EFM are among new delegates attending the second edition of the DFI’s Qumra.

Love and Friendship

Ben Wheatley, Andrea Arnold, Whit Stillman titles sell for Protagonist

4-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The sales company has closed a raft of deals on six titles following EFM.

Alan Fountain

Former EAVE president Alan Fountain dies aged 69

4-Mar-2016 | By

Former EAVE and Channel 4 executive died unexpectedly on Thursday.


'Grimsby' tops 'London Has Fallen' on buzz chart

4-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Sacha Baron Cohen comedy pipped Gerard Butler’s action sequel to first place.

Busan for web

Busan, Lotte partner on $17.3m film fund

4-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The money is set to be divided between big-budget commercial projects and independent films shot in the Korean city.

Mary Parent joins Legendary

3-Mar-2016 | By

Thomas Tull has appointed the producer of The Revenant to the new position of vice-chairman of worldwide production.

AMC Theatres

AMC to buy Carmike for $1.1bn

3-Mar-2016 | By

Wanda-owned AMC Theatres is to buy Carmike in a deal that would create the biggest exhibitor chain in the world.


RLJ Entertainment weighs in on 'Nina' controversy

3-Mar-2016 | By

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.


Mongrel International closes new 'Maudie' sales

3-Mar-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: President Charlotte Mickie announced on Thursday a pair of key deals with EFM buyers on the drama.

Stephen Flatow

Scott LaStaiti, AG Capital team on Stephen Flatow film

3-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Neither Heaven Nor Earth

US Briefs: Film Movement acquires 'Neither Heaven Nor Earth'

3-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Alcon takes rights to Rock Star Mommy; Disney elections returns Iger et al to board

Adult Life Skills

Tribeca-bound comedy 'Adult Life Skills' gets sales, distribution

3-Mar-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Jodie Whittaker comedy gets international sales company and deal with new UK distributor.

Joseph Gordon Levitt

Amazon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt team on KKK film

3-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Period drama K Troop will depict Major Lewis Merrill, who resisted the Ku Klux Klan through a network of informants.

greg dyke

Greg Dyke appointed to BAFTA TV role

3-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Former BFI chairman succeeds Sophie Turner Laing in the role as vice president for television.

UK in Focus

British Film Commission partners with Screen on launch of UK in Focus

3-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

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

Shakespeare In Love

Miramax acquired by beIN Media Group

2-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Folk Hero & Funny Guy

Tribeca 2016 unveils first wave

2-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Peter Becker and Jonathan Turell

US Briefs: SFFS to honour Janus Films, Criterion Collection

2-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Participant Media promotes Sam Neswick to COO; FilmRise acquires Holy Hell; and more

quo vado

Italian box office sensation 'Quo Vado?' finds buyers

2-Mar-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Italian box office smash Quo Vado? has been sold to UK, Germany and Spain among other markets.


EFA backs protest against 'Ida' broadcast

2-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Polish Director’s Guild previously condemned a Polish broadcaster’s treatment of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winner.

Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne’s 'Downsizing' gets Norwegian grant

2-Mar-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Downsizing and The Snowman receive Norway’s new Incentive Scheme grants, with the latter securing $4.6m.

mad max fury road

Oscar films face tough road in China

2-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Svensk Filmindustri

Svensk Filmindustri promotes Jenny Stjernströmer Björk, Elsa Berg

2-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The pair take up positions as chief content officer and executive vp business operations, respectively.

Vue Cinemas

Cinema-on-demand service ourscreen adds Vue

2-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The crowdsourced screening platform has added 19 Vue cinemas to its portfolio.

The Model

Koch takes 'The Model' for Germany, Italy

2-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

TrustNordisk sells Mads Matthiesen’s fashion drama to four more territories.

One Step

Finecut picks up music drama 'One Step'

2-Mar-2016 | By

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.

James Wang (left) and Ye Ning

Ye Ning appointed CEO of Huayi Brothers Pictures

2-Mar-2016 | By

Former Wanda executive Ye Ning has been appointed as CEO of Huayi Brothers Pictures, overseeing the studio’s film production, distribution and cinema business.


Lionsgate, Hulu partner on 'Joshy'

1-Mar-2016 | By

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.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg "fantasises" about Paramount merger

1-Mar-2016 | By

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.


TWC targets awards, dates 'The Founder', 'Lion'

1-Mar-2016 | By

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.


AFI FEST sets 2016 dates

1-Mar-2016 | By

The 30th edition of the festival will run this year from November 10-17 in Hollywood.


Vatican newspaper praises abuse drama 'Spotlight'

1-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

The Vatican-owned Osservatore Romano commended the film for giving a voice to the victims of historical sex abuse within the Catholic Church.

Sausage Party

US Briefs: SXSW to throw 'Sausage Party'

1-Mar-2016 | By

Plus: Focus Features, Time Inc launch digital short film doc series; and more…

Irrfan Khan to co-produce, star in 'Roses'

1-Mar-2016 | By

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 Killing Fields

Oscar-winning editor Jim Clark dies aged 85

1-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The British film editor’s credits included The Killing Fields, The Mission and Vera Drake.

Oscars 2016

Oscars broadcast hits eight-year low

1-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

The total of 34.5m viewers was a 6% drop on last year and the third-lowest total on record.

Eddie The Eagle

How the UK box office can build on a blockbuster 2015

1-Mar-2016 | By Tom Grater

Following a record-breaking 2015, Screen spoke to the industry about maintaining momentum and adding variety.


China box office: 'The Mermaid' holds firm

1-Mar-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The Mermaid surges towards $500m, while Kung Fu Panda 3 became China’s top animated film.

A Man Called Ove

Music Box acquires Swedish hit 'A Man Called Ove'

1-Mar-2016 | By Emma Williams

Hannes Holm’s comedy-drama is the fifth-highest grossing local film in Sweden.

Wish You Were Here

eOne, Aquarius Films strike production pact

29-Feb-2016 | By

The Canadian titan has signed a first-look deal with Angie Fielder, Polly Staniford and Cecilia Ritchie’s Australian production company.

China's Bona Film Group set to release 'The Revenant', 'Room'

29-Feb-2016 | By

Bona Film Group is set to handle distribution of Oscar winners The Revenant and Room in mainland China.

Jon Jashni

Legendary's Jon Jashni to set up incubator

29-Feb-2016 | By

Legendary Entertainment’s president and chief creative officer is stepping down to establish the investment and incubation fund Raintree Ventures.

ex machina

'Ex Machina's Sara Bennett first woman VFX supervisor to win Oscar

29-Feb-2016 | By Adrian Pennington

Bennett is only the third woman nominated in the category, also won by Suzanne Benson in 1986; UK VFX highlighted at awards.


'Deadpool' records hat-trick in UK

29-Feb-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest feature fails to dethrone Fox’s foul-mouthed superhero.


Studiocanal appoints CEO, Australia and New Zealand

29-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Elizabeth Trotman upped to CEO, Robert Slaviero departs.

Adriana Trautman

US Briefs: Adriana Trautman on the rise at Fox Latin America

29-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: BillBlock Media strikes first-look deal with Warner Bros; and more…

Oscar winners

Oscars 2016: the stories behind the winning films

29-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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.


Iceland’s Stockfish showcases hot works-in-progress

29-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Animation, TV adaptations and documentaries among highlighted projects.

'Rams' cleans up at Iceland's Eddas

29-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Michael Rosser

Grimur Hakonarson’s drama swept to 11 wins in Reykjavik.

Vanja Kaludjercic

Holland Film Meeting appoints Vanja Kaludjercic as new head

29-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Industry exec held roles at Les Arcs European Film Festival and Paris Co-production Village.

Ali Kemal Cinar

Kurdish cinema highlighted at !f Istanbul awards

29-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 15th edition of the Turkish indie festival gave prizes to two films that depict Kurdish issues.

orhan pamuk

Orhan Pamuk to novelise 'Innocence Of Memories' screenplay

29-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

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 Paul Weller Ray Winstone

Boxing drama 'Jawbone' begins shoot

29-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Johnny Harris stars alongside Ray Winstone, Michael Smiley and Ian McShane, with music from Paul Weller.

The Revenant

Oscars 2016: Who will win/should win according to Screen...

28-Feb-2016 | By Screen staff

Will The Revenant sweep the boards? Screen’s staff run down their predictions for the 2016 Oscars…

Oscars 2016: Full list of winners

28-Feb-2016 | By

The Academy spread its honours among multiple winners on Sunday night.


'Deadpool' adds $39.8m to rule international

28-Feb-2016 | By

FEBRUARY 29 UPDATE: Deadpool brought in a further estimated $39.8m from 75 international markets to propel the running total to $324.1m.


'Deadpool' surges towards $300m in North America

28-Feb-2016 | By

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.


'Spotlight' wins best picture Oscar

28-Feb-2016 | By

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.


Oscars 2016: winners’ reactions

28-Feb-2016 | By

The environment, changing the world, courage, honour and in some cases surprise - the winners speak.

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Oscars 2016: Live blog

28-Feb-2016 | By

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.


'Spotlight' rules 31st Spirit Awards

27-Feb-2016 | By

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.


Immigrant tale 'Fatima' wins best film at France's Césars

27-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Big winners also included Oscar nominee Mustang and local box office hit Margurite.

I Am Wrath

Ascot Elite inks German deals for six from EFM

26-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: John Travolta, Benoit Magimel, Rossif Sutherland titles head to German-speaking Europe.

Pinewood Studios

Pinewood Pictures appoints MD

26-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Former Rocket Pictures exec joins as studio also promotes commercial director.

Maisie Williams-Bill Milner thriller 'iBoy' underway

26-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

XYZ Films, Wigwam Films and Pretty Pictures team up for the YA sci-fi thriller.


AAM responds to VPF claim

26-Feb-2016 | By

Integrator AAM and exhibitor Picturehouse clarify VPF positions.

Alejandro Bernal

'Embrace Of The Serpent' shines for Caracol Television

26-Feb-2016 | By

The Colombian private broadcaster is exploring new collaboration opportunities with Ciro Guerra and producer Ciudad Lunar after investing in the Oscar-nominated film.

fire at sea

Migrant doc 'Fire At Sea' gets box office boost after Berlin win

26-Feb-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Following a challenging local opening Fire At Sea (Fuocoammare) has been significantly boosted by its Golden Bear win.

How To Be Single

'How To Be Single' tops 'Grimsby' on buzz chart

26-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Ensemble romantic comedy drew more online attention than the new Sacha Baron Cohen film.

US Briefs: IFFLA unveils 2016 programme

25-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: Production underway on Paramount’s Baywatch; and more…


Cannes adds festivals to works-in-progress strand

25-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Annecy, Frontières among festivals to join Marché works-in-progress strand.

Wanda Group

Wanda seeks $1.5bn investment for production business

25-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Chinese entertainment giant recently acquired Legendary Entertainment for $3.5bn.


Picturehouse ends Virtual Print Fee

25-Feb-2016 | By

UK exhibitor made final payment to its integrator around four weeks ago.


Busan director's fate remains unclear following latest festival drama

25-Feb-2016 | By

Following a turbulent general assembly meeting festival director Lee Yong-kwan’s position remains unclear.

Fire At Sea

Kino Lorber acquires 'Fire At Sea'

24-Feb-2016 | By

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 Olive Tree

Seville International scores 'Olive Tree' deals

24-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda chairman teases UK investment to create 10,000 jobs

24-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Chinese conglomerate is also lining up a “major deal” in Europe, to be announced on Friday.

'The Birth Of A Nation' gets release date

24-Feb-2016 | By

The Sundance breakout will open in North American theatres through Fox Searchlight on October 7.

United States Of Love

Berlin winner 'United States Of Love' sold to UK, France

24-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales also secures deals for Italy and Brazil.

Jaie Laplante

US Briefs: Miami FF, Unifrance to host French sales market

24-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: Netflix swoops on Sundance premiere Other People; and more…

Jessica Chastain

Key industry players launch female empowerment indie

24-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Theo James

Theo James, Ben Kingsley head to Copenhagen for corruption thriller

24-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Copenhagen Film Fund backs Per Fly’s Backstabbing For Beginners.


Park Chan-wook's 'Handmaiden' pre-sells to 116 countries

24-Feb-2016 | By

Amazon Studios has taken US rights to Park’s first Korean-language production since Thirst.


'Lives Of Others' producers to make first German Netflix Original series

24-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Baran Bo Odar will direct ten-part drama Dark.

Pia Grunler

Svensk Filmindustri appoints Pia Grünler as Nordic head of theatrical

24-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

She joins from Nordisk Film, where she was market director for nine years.

Til The Swallows Return

DFI reveals 33 projects for Qumra

24-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The directors and producers of the selected projects will participate in a six-day programme with industry figures including Joshua Oppenheimer and Aleksandr Sokurov.

Randall Wallace

Speakers unveiled for China-US Motion Picture Summit

24-Feb-2016 | By

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).


HKIFF to open with Trivisa, Chongqing Hotpot

24-Feb-2016 | By

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. 


'Roots' to world premiere at MIPTV

24-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Event miniseries about American slavery stars Malachi Kirby as Kunta Kinte; teaser trailer released.


Female filmmakers selected for Shakespeare shorts

24-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Initiative from Film London and the British Council aims to address gender disparity within the film industry.

Hugh Grant BFI Fellowship

Hugh Grant awarded BFI Fellowship

23-Feb-2016 | By Emma Williams

The star of Notting Hill and the upcoming Florence Foster Jenkins received the honour at the BFI’s annual Chairman’s Dinner.

A24 increases credit facility to $125m

23-Feb-2016 | By

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.


Altitude acquires Jesse Owens biopic 'Race' for UK

23-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis and Jeremy Irons star in the true story.

Sandra Nettelbeck

Nettelbeck, Qurbani titles among Sommerhaus slate

23-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Features from Sandra Nettelbeck, Thomas Stuber, Caroline Link and Burhan Qurbani on slate for German outfit.

eOne, Fox expand home entertainment deal

23-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Fox will distribute eOne titles in the UK and Benelux, while the two companies will also partner on a new venture in Canada.

The Mermaid

'The Mermaid' becomes China's highest-grossing film

23-Feb-2016 | By Silvia Wong

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

Scorsese’s Film Foundation teams with Indian heritage orgs

23-Feb-2016 | By

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).


BAFTA-winning 'Theeb' scores sales

23-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Fortissimo secures deals in Europe and South America.

Ten Years

Chinese broadcasters drop Hong Kong Film Awards

23-Feb-2016 | By Screen staff

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.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian's Zabaltegi gets competitive; changes name

23-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Jury of three to award $22,000 prize in the “open zone” strand.

Jean-Paul Rappeneau

US Briefs: COLCOA French Film Festival unveils filmmaker focus

23-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: COLCOA to honour Jean-Paul Rappeneau; Enrique Castillo to head cast on Latino spy thriller; and more…

USC diversity report

Hollywood a ‘straight, white, boys' club’ says study

22-Feb-2016 | By

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 First Monday In May

Tribeca to open with 'The First Monday In May'

22-Feb-2016 | By

The Magnolia Pictures art documentary will open the 15th Tribeca Film Festival, which is scheduled to run in New York from April 13-24.


'Deadpool' hits $36m in the UK

22-Feb-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

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.

Lo And Behold Reveries Of The Connected World

EFM: Sundance trio drives sales for Magnolia International

22-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Little Men

EFM: 'Little Men' sparks sales for Mongrel International

22-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: EFM buyers have responded enthusiastically in Berlin to Ira Sachs’ coming-of-age drama Little Men, among other titles on the Mongrel slate.

fire at sea

Berlin: 'Fire At Sea' tops final Screen Jury Grid

22-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear winner faced off challenges from Jeff Nichols, Mia Hansen-Love and Mohamed Ben Attia.

Men & Chicken

Arrow Films appoints Munro Film Services to handle theatrical sales

22-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming theatrical slate includes supernatural thriller Anguish, political drama The Idealist and comedy Men And Chicken starring Mads Mikkelsen.

Tom Ortenberg

US Briefs: Open Road, MadRiver strike production alliance

22-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: Maven says Good Morning, Mr. Mandela; IFC Films acquires The Land; and more…

Cinecitta studios

Cinecittà, Leone Film Group pact to attract foreign capital

22-Feb-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Companies look to build on growing number of US and international shoots in Italy.

Carnaby names Lorianne Hall sales and acquisitions manager

22-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

US exec joins from Warner Brothers distributor, Shooting Stars.

Phil Cairns

Film4 appoints Phil Cairns as press and publicity manager

22-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Arriving from Premier, Cairns will oversee the company’s communications strategy.

Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathe

Pathe, IMAX sign five-theatre deal

22-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The major European exhibitor will introduce IMAX technology into cinemas in France and Switzerland.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson to be honoured by Irish Academy

22-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Star of Taken and Schindler’s List to receive honorary award at the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards in April.


'Deadpool' adds $85m at international box office

21-Feb-2016 | By

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.

CAS honours Jay Roach

US Briefs: CAS honours 'The Revenant', 'Inside Out'

21-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: LA Italia festival kicks off in Hollywood


'Deadpool' holds North American lead with $57m

21-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Gianfranco Rosi Berlin Golden Bear

Refugee crisis dominates Berlin Film Festival awards

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Golden Bear winner Gianfranco Rosi among those calling for “awareness” of migrant tragedies.

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Gianfranco Rosi’s 'Fire at Sea' wins Berlin's Golden Bear

20-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

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.


Berlin Film Festival 2016: Full list of winners

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary Fire At Sea wins Golden Bear; Death In Sarajevo wins Jury Prize

Junction 48

Berlin: 'Junction 48', 'Who's Gonna Love Me Now?' win Panorama awards

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Israeli directors win both top awards; runners-up include Steve Coogan’s Shepherds And Butchers and Madonna dancer documentary Strike A Pose.

The Trap Ottaal

Berlin: 'The Trap' wins Crystal Bear; 'Rara' wins Grand Prix

20-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Winners revealed in Generation Kplus strand of the Berlinale.

Mellow Mud

Berlin: 'Mellow Mud' wins Crystal Bear; 'Plants' wins Grand Prix

19-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Winners revealed in Generation 14plus strand of the Berlinale.

The First The Last

'The First, The Last' wins Berlin Europa Cinemas Label

19-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Zrinko Ogresta’s On The Other Side and Asli Özge’s All Of A Sudden receive special mentions.

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

Seven projects to receive Nordic Genre Boost support

19-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

City State director Olaf de Fleur and Returning Home director Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken among those backed.

Sweet 20

'Sweet 20' breaks Vietnamese box office record

19-Feb-2016 | By

The remake of Korean hit Miss Granny has become the country’s highest-grossing local film.


‘Deadpool’ smashes rivals in buzz chart

19-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The subversive superhero blockbuster generated eight times as much online activity as Zoolander 2.

dieter kosslick

Berlin head Dieter Kosslick talks refugees, future changes

18-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Berlinale director discusses Meryl Streep, Fire At Sea and the digital future.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

'Transformers 5' eyes UK shoot

18-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK and Iceland among shoot destinations scouted by Paramount.

Bold Films pacts with UK's Icon, Canada's Elevation

18-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Multi-year output deal struck between the Nightcrawler producer and UK, Canada distributors.

Ben Schnetzer

'Pride' star Ben Schnetzer to lead 'The Grizzlies'

18-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

US actor joins Arctic-set drama from the writers of Breaking Bad, executive produced by Frank Marshall.


Busan mayor offers to step down as BIFF chairman

18-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Warner Bros takes UK on 'Wildling'

18-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The studio has acquired UK rights from IM Global at the EFM to Maven Pictures’ upcoming genre film.

Max Pirkis

Embankment names Max Pirkis head of acquisitions and distribution

18-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Sales outfit has been at EFM with Submergence.

Zero Days

Berlin: 'Zero Days' tops 'The Commune' on Jury Grid

18-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Migrant crisis documentary ‘Fire At Sea’ leads grid for fifth successive day.

Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman, John Legend added to Oscar presenters

18-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen, Henry Cavill and a performance from the Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl also announced.

Agnus Dei

Berlin: Edge secures 'The Innocents', 'Suburra' for Scandinavia

18-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Innocents debuted at Sundance; Suburra made by the team behind Gomorrah.

Summertime La Belle Saison

BFI Flare unveils 2016 line-up, expands industry programme

18-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

LGBT festival will feature more than 50 features in its 30th anniversary year; Catherine Corsini’s Summertime [pictured] revealed as closing night film.

John Carpenter

Swiss genre festival to honour John Carpenter

18-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.

One Of Us

Eye On Films, MUBI sign library deal

18-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New agreement covers US, UK and Mexico.

Mad Max Fury Road

'Mad Max', 'Star Wars' lead Empire nominations

18-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other multiple nominees include The Revenant and The Martian;

Steve Coogan John C Reilly

eOne boards Laurel and Hardy biopic 'Stan & Ollie'

17-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Steve Coogan and John C Reilly to play the classic comedy duo.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2' begins shoot; confirms cast

17-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Kurt Russell join the cast of the Marvel sequel, which will move production from London to the US.

Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Ronan to star in 'On Chesil Beach' for 'Carol' producer

17-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Film based on Ian McEwan novel to be produced by Number 9 Films.

Universal Pictures

Universal, Perfect World strike $500m financing deal 

17-Feb-2016 | By

Universal Pictures and China’s Perfect World Pictures have entered into a multi-year financing agreement, including films across the entire Universal slate.?  

24 Weeks

Berlin: Golden Bear contender '24 Weeks' scores deals

17-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Beta Cinema inks deals, including Germany, on competition drama.

Soy Nero

Berlin: 'Fire At Sea' holds Jury Grid lead

17-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Neither Soy Nero [pictured] nor Genius significantly impressed critics, with Gianfranco Rosi’s migrant crisis documentary still comfortably top of the chart.


Berlin: 'Aloys' sold to Taiwan, Benelux

17-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Swiss drama received world premiere at Berlinale.

Claudia Lewis

Fox Searchlight president of production steps down

17-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Claudia Lewis will vacate her position after 21 years with the company.

Blood Orange

Iggy Pop thriller 'Blood Orange' gets UK deal

17-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome inks UK deal with Carnaby for Spain-set thriller.

Nicola Costantino The Artefacta

Berlin: 'Artefacta' sold to new US outfit Grasshopper

17-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary centres on one of Latin America’s most controversial artists.

bafta guru live

Mark Herbert to speak at inaugural BAFTA Guru Live

17-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

This Is England producer will participate in the three-day event for budding creative professionals.

Things To Come (L'Avenir)

Losange racks up 'Things To Come' sales

16-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Curzon Artificial Eye takes Mia Hansen-Løve’s Golden Bear contender for the UK.

Ethan Hawke

'24 Hours To Live' hot seller for Sierra/Affinity

16-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Southside With You

Digital power players suffer push-back at EFM

16-Feb-2016 | By

EFM continues Sundance theme of markets pushing back against digital giants Netflix and Amazon.

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Berlin 2016: Screen's dailies


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Matt Alvarez

Dance-comedy from 'Straight Outta Compton' producer sells to Germany

16-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mister Smith inks key pre-sale for Ain’t No Half Steppin’.

fire at sea

Deals inked for Berlin competition doc 'Fire At Sea'

16-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Curzon Artificial Eye among buyers to have snapped up timely migrant crisis documentary.

Free To Run

Jour2fête scores 'Free To Run' sales

16-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary due for theatrical release in Belgium, France and Switzerland this spring.

The North Water

See-Saw sails into 'North Water' series

16-Feb-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

EXCLUSIVE: The King’s Speech producer is developing the period crime drama for television.

The Night Manager

The Ink Factory: the story behind 'The Night Manager'

16-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its Berlinale debut, Screen talked to the producers behind the buzzed-about John le Carré adaptation, which cost $5m per episode.

Uncle Howard

Berlin: Upside Distribution to sell 'Uncle Howard'

16-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary about US filmmaker whose life was cut short by AIDS scores international sales deal.

Zero Days

Magnolia, Showtime take 'Zero Days'

16-Feb-2016 | By

Alex Gibney’s new documentary feature from Participant Media premieres in the Berlinale competition on Wednesday.

Agnus Dei

Picturehouse nets 'The Innocents' for UK

16-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Re-titled Anne Fontaine drama Agnus Dei premiered at Sundance.

Alone In Berlin

Berlin: 'Alone In Berlin' fails to impress Screen's jury

16-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

WW2 drama with Emma Thompson and Brendan Gleeson scores low with the Screen jury.

Where To Invade Next Michael Moore

Michael Moore cancels Berlinale trip due to ill health

16-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Where To Invade Next to receive European premiere at Berlinale.


'The Mermaid' tops record-breaking week at China box office

16-Feb-2016 | By Silvia Wong

The $581m accumulated over the first seven days of the Chinese new year is a world record.


Pyramide inks 'Les Ogres' deals

16-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Léa Fehner’s drama recently won top prize at Rotterdam

screen efm panel

International producers discuss challenges at Screen's EFM panel

16-Feb-2016 | By Matt Mueller

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.

Ratchet And Clank

Vertigo boards 'Ratchet & Clank'

16-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor sets an April 29 release for the animation based on the video game franchise.

nicki hattingh

New Sparta readies Cold War thriller

16-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Film will tell the story of the CIA’s attempts to recover a Soviet nuclear submarine, dubbed Project Azorian.

Sarajevo fest to host Amat Escalante tribute

16-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Mexican filmmaker to deliver career interview and take part in post-screening Q&As.


Wide Management pre-sells 'Glory' from 'The Lesson' duo

16-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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).

Porno e Liberta

Wide House sells 'Porno', 'Those Who Jump'

16-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Wide House has made a further deals at EFM led by Carmine Amoroso’s Porno e Liberta.

Svensk Filmindustri

AB Svensk Filmindustri, FLX sign output deal

16-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Agreement comprises co-production and distribution of all of FLX’s projects in development.


Americas Briefs: Gale Anne Hurd among SXSW keynotes

16-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: Donne Yen joins xXx reboot; Film Movement acquires The Ardennes; Kino Lorber finds Cosmos; and more…

Muayad and Rami Alayan

MAD boards Alayan brothers' 'The Reports On Sarah And Saleem'

16-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Brothers Muayad and Rami Alayan’s previous film Love, Theft And Other Entanglements debuted at Berlin 2015.

Louis and Nolan

Louis & Nolan shoot for the moon

16-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Maipo Film is now readying the third film in the animated Louis & Nolan franchise, Louis & Nolan: Mission To The Moon.

Swiss flag

Switzerland launches cash rebate scheme

16-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ukraine could also have a 25% rebate scheme in place by Cannes.

Emir Baigazin

Emir Baigazin planning new trilogy

16-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Wounded Angel director is planning a series of films about modern nightlife in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Daniel Bort

Digital Film Cloud Network hires Daniel Bort

16-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bort joins film rights online marketplace from Expression Entertainment.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller to head new Macau film festival

15-Feb-2016 | By

Marco Mueller has been appointed director of the inaugural Macau International Film Festival (Dec 8-13).

George Clooney

Bloom sells out on 'Suburbicon'

15-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Things to Come

Sundance Selects picks up 'Things To Come'

15-Feb-2016 | By

Mia Hansen-Love’s Berlinale world premiere stars Isabelle Huppert.

Star Wars Episode VIII

'Star Wars: Episode VIII' begins production; Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern join cast

15-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

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.

angelina jolie

Sony eyes 'Salt' TV series

15-Feb-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Original 2010 film starred Angelina Jolie as a CIA spy.

The Revenant

'The Revenant' leads BAFTA wins with five; 'Mad Max' scores four

15-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

BAFTA crowned Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant in London with wins for Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor.

Paul Bettany

The Solution seals key 'Official Secrets' territories

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spy thriller set to star Paul Bettany, Natalie Dormer and Harrison Ford.


'Theeb' sold across Europe, Asia ahead of Oscars

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fortissimo Films inks deals for Jordanian feature that won a Bafta last night.

United States Of Love

Berlin Competition title 'United States Of Love' scores sales

15-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales secures hat-trick of deals for Polish Competition title.


Momentum scores multi-territory 'Bling' deal

15-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Taylor Kitsch-voiced animation heads to US, UK, Australia, more.

Yosuke Kubozuka

Yōsuke Kubozuka joins Elizabeth Banks in 'Rita Hayworth'

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rising Japanese lead actor Yosuke Kubozuka will star opposite Elizabeth Banks in the drama Rita Hayworth With A Hand Grenade.

BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival reveals dates and $70,000 bursary award

15-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Major new initiative to support British filmmakers.

Kate Plays Christine

Dogwoof acquries Sundance winner 'Kate Plays Christine'

15-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary revolves around a news reporter who killed herself live on-air in 1974.


Berlin: Leading industry figures show Busan solidarity

15-Feb-2016 | By

Busan International Film Festival has been under government pressure since 2014.

Being 17

Berlin: Sunday's titles divide Screen Jury Grid

15-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Fire At Sea comfortably remained top of the pile, with the new entries failing to post significant scores.

Emmanuel Lubezki wins ASC top honours

15-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Asghar Farhadi

US Briefs: Distributor Grasshopper Films launches

15-Feb-2016 | By

Ryan Krivoshey has launched with Asghar Farhadi’s drama Fireworks Wednesday on March 16.


Steve Box to helm 'Moomins' series

15-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Box, who won an Oscar for The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, will direct a new series based on the classic childrens’ animation.

bafta leo

Baftas sink to five-year ratings low

15-Feb-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart

Leonardo DiCaprio’s best actor victory could not prevent the Baftas from slipping to a five-year low.

ink factory

Ink Factory hires five

15-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Production outfit appoints Becky Sloviter as senior vice president for development and production.


‘Deadpool' scores mammoth $19.8m opening at UK box office

15-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero film smashed the year’s previous highest opener The Revenant.

Jerusalem Film Festival

Jerusalem Film Festival to add international competition

15-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New international competition will feature around ten titles, including Sparrows and A War.


Edinburgh fest to launch works in progress event

15-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: The festival also reveals Finland as this year’s country focus.

Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam

Infinitum boards 'The Sweet Requiem'

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film follows a young Tibetan woman living in exile in Delhi.

terence davies

Terence Davies reveals details of next projects

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: British director is working on an adaptation of Mother Of Sorrows and a biopic of Sigfried Sassoon.

Embrace Of The Serpent

Paris Co-pro Village to focus on Colombia

15-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Third edition to take place in French capital on June 8-10.

Perdiendo El Norte

Italy to remake comedy 'Off Course'

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Italian company picked up rights from Spanish outfit Deaplaneta.

man VS

Metrodome takes thriller 'Man Vs' for UK

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Diamantopoulos-starring film has also gone to multiple other territories.


Korea's 'Office', 'Trap' secure EFM sales

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 9ers Entertainment has also secured deals for Hong Won-Chan’s Cannes title Office.

Paramount TV

Paramount tunes into German fund

15-Feb-2016 | By

Berlin Station will be one of the first series to benefit from the new fund.

Radio Dreams

Topkapi boards Babak Jalali's 'Land'

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Dutch outfit signs up for IFFR Tiger Award-winner’s follow-up to Radio Dreams.

Mutant Ant

Raven Banner secures 'It Came From The Desert' pre-sales

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Video game adaptation sees mutant ants wreacking havoc in the New Mexico Desert.


Southeast Asia forms film alliance

15-Feb-2016 | By

Film ASEAN brings together government film development agencies from the 10 nations in the region.


iProductions to plough millions into Arab films

15-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling company to invest $8-9m in 10 Arab-language productions a year.

chinese takeaway

French remake rights ordered for 'Chinese Takeaway'

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has licensed the hit Latin comedy for a remake that will be directed by Hector Cabello Reyes.

Bront Palarae

Malaysia's Bront Palarae developing 'Dawn Raid'

15-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Halfwords-actor will direct and star in the English-language project.


EFM buyers take 'The Confessions' from True Colours

15-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Drama stars The Great Beauty’s Toni Servillo.

Mike Leeder

Mike Leeder to develop projects for 108 Media

15-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Leeder will work on the development of new Asian film, TV and new media projects.

Little Men

Mongrel Int’l seals EFM deals on 'Little Men'

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ira Sachs’ Generation Kplus selection has proved a strong draw at EFM as Charlotte Mickie and her team have closed further key sales.

Bafta masks

BAFTAs 2016: Full list of winners

14-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

The Revenant won best film while Leonardo Dicaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Kate Winslet won the top acting prizes.


BAFTAs 2016: winners' speeches

14-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

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.


'Deadpool' plunders $125m in record international session

14-Feb-2016 | By

The superhero adaptation dominated the global box office on an estimated $260m debut that delivered opening weekend records in abundance.


Digital backlash in Berlin as Netflix, Amazon miss out on titles

14-Feb-2016 | By

Digital giants have failed to land Jeff Nichols’ Loving and romantic drama Southside With You in Berlin.

Top Cat Begins

Warner Bros. Pictures collars 'Top Cat Begins' for UK

14-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK deal for animation sold by Kaleidoscope.

A Bun in the Oven

Bac delivers 'A Bun In The Oven' to Germany, Benelux

14-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Karin Viard-starring comedy sells to Germany, Benelux and Switzerland.


Golden Bear winner's 'Daphne' begins London shoot

14-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Mackie Burns’ feature debut is being developed by The Bureau.

fire at sea

Berlin: 'Fire At Sea' tops early Screen Jury Grid

14-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

The first scores are in, and it’s Gianfranco Rosi’s documentary about the immigration crisis that leads.

Salma Hayek

'Drunk Parents' sells for Fortitude International

14-Feb-2016 | By

Nadine de Barros and her team have enjoyed a strong response at the EFM to the comedy starring Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek.


'Deadpool' scores record $135m US February debut

14-Feb-2016 | By

Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed, R-rated superhero delivered a bona fide smash as Fox opened Deadpool on a massive February record.

'Spotlight', 'The Big Short' in WGA wins

14-Feb-2016 | By

The Writers Guild Of America bestowed its annual prizes on Saturday night in Los Angeles and lauded two awards season front-runners.


TrustNordisk inks deals on four titles

14-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Magnus, The Model, Pyromaniac [pictured] and Devil’s Bride have all sold to multiple territories.

Emir Kusturica

Emir Kusturica to head Shanghai fest jury

14-Feb-2016 | By

Ian McKellen will attend the festival on behalf of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film programme.


Korea's Mirovision acquires UK drama 'Chicken'

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales agent has taken international rights to Joe Stephenson’s directorial debut.

Debbie Harry

Debbie Harry to co-star in 'I Am The Pretty Thing'

14-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Osgood Perkins’ film also stars Ruth Wilson, Bob Balaban and Lucy Boynton.


Truenorth, Mystery pact for eight-strong slate

14-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic companies plan joint slate of Icelandic and English-language films including Óskar Jónasson’s Habeus Corpus.

a quiet passion

Hurricane whips up storm with Berlin slate

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A Quiet Passion producer is working on an Emily Dickinson documentary.


Denmark's Profile Pictures readies 'Darkland' shoot

14-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

Freya Tingley

Euro co-pro collective The Project adds partners

14-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Hemlock Grove actress joins supernatural thriller The Sonata.

Lucy Punch

Lucy Punch joins comedy 'Fish Without Bicycles'

14-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones’ Faye Marsay, Lucy Punch to star in rom-com


Italy's Summerside International makes EFM debut

14-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Eight-strong line-up of titles includes Martin Hawie’s Toro.

Soy Nero

'Soy Nero' producer teams with Israel, Cyprus

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Rafi Pitts’ Berlinale Competition title is lining up several new projects.

Tom Of Finland Berlin press conference

Pekka Strang to lead Karukoski’s 'Tom Of Finland'

14-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Lauri Tilkanen, Jessica Grabowski and German Werner Daehn also added to cast.

Oleg Sentsov

Filmmakers show solidarity for Oleg Sentsov

14-Feb-2016 | By

Ukrainian filmmaker was sentenced to 20 years in a Russian jail for alleged terrorist activities.

Time Lapse

France deal for sci-fi 'Time Lapse'

14-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Devilworks inks deal on thriller starring The Flash’s Danielle Panabaker.

Joshua Oppenheimer

Schamus, Oppenheimer join Qumra

14-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Event also announces numerous industry attendees for 2016 edition.

Lets Talk

FilmExport picks up Rubini’s 'Let’s Talk'

14-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales company has also acquired street art documentary Vertical Conquests.


Fritz Lang's 'Destiny' heads to US

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Restored version of 1921 classic will get limited theatrical in late spring.

Rita Ramnani Heda Gabler

Vision Films takes 'Hedda Gabler'

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Period drama stars Rita Ramnani.


True Colours connects with 'Indivisible'

14-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film follows Siamese twin sisters who rebel against their father.

Monkey King 2

More In swings with 'The Monkey King 2'

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales outfit is selling the China box office hit and Dejan Zecevic’s The Rift at EFM.


Oration closes deals on 'Mekko'

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA outfit inks deals for Sterlin Harjo’s thriller and is talking up Idan Haguel’s Inertia.


Silver Sword acquires 'Surveillance Revolution'

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA outfit take Ben Wagner’s action film for UK and North America.

Punk Berlin 1982

X Filme planning first global digital release for German film

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Punk Berlin 1982 will become the first German feature to have a global release on digital platforms.

Lindsay Lohan

Archstone harvests Berlin hat-trick

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company is selling Lindsay Lohan-starring The Shadow Within, as well as The Harvesting and Bastard.

Blue Bicycle

Attraction snaps up Berlin Generation titles

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian distributor takes Blue Bicycle and Fortune Favors The Brave from Berlin’s strand aimed at teenagers and children.

Strike A Pose

Madonna dancer doc 'Strike A Pose' strikes deal

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in Berlin’s Panorama Documentary strand.

A Few Less Men

'A Few Less Men' rolls into Berlin

14-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Lamprell’s sequel to A Few Best Men is being introduced at EFM.

Little Men

Altitude takes UK on Ira Sachs' 'Little Men'

14-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Love Is Strange director reunites with UK distributor.

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EFM: Focus Features falls for 'Loving'

13-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Operation Chromite

Finecut sells 'Chromite' to Germany, Taiwan

13-Feb-2016 | By

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.

Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi mystery project draws buyers

13-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Iran-set film co-stars Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini.

Wes Bentley

Grindstone picks up 'Broken Vows'

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights from Paradigm to the Wes Bentley and Jaimie Alexander thriller.

RPC reteams with Takashi Miike on 'Blade Of The Immortal'

13-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Thomas teams for fourth time with cult Japanese director on manga adaptation.

US Briefs: Film Movement acquires 'My King'

13-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: Santa Barbara festival heads unveil winners


Bac Films takes Berlin competition title 'Hedi' for France

13-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: First Arabic-language Golden Bear contender since 2005 finds French buyer.

Paul Rudd

Steve Coogan, Paul Rudd to star in 'An Ideal Home'

13-Feb-2016 | By

Steve Coogan and Paul Rudd will play a bickering couple in the drama-comedy that Fortitude International has introduced to EFM buyers.

Tilda Swinton

Berlinale: Tilda Swinton pays tribute to David Bowie

13-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

Southside With You

Miramax buys 'Southside With You'

13-Feb-2016 | By

The distributor has paid around $2m for North American rights on Richard Tanne’s well regarded Sundance world premiere.

Tahar Rahim

Tahar Rahim circling 'Official Secrets'

13-Feb-2016 | By

Plus: H2O Motun Pictures prepares production start on Herzl.

Benjamin Millepied doc Reset

France's Upside Distribution launches first feature slate at EFM

13-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Company close to signing US deal on Benjamin Millepied doc Reset.

Full Speed Ahead

Other Angle scores 'Full Speed' sales

13-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The French sales outfit has also inked deals on A Mighty Team and The Roommates Party.

Belgica poster censored

Felix Van Groeningen readies Fellini-esque drama

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ensor will see the Oscar-nominated director return to Europe, while his Sundance film Belgica has had its poster banned.

Dan Stevens Berenice Marlohe

FilmNation sci-fi 'Redivider' starring Dan Stevens lands at EFM

13-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Stevens and Skyfall’s Bérénice Marlohe star in futuristic sci-fi.

the last king

TrustNordisk's 'Last King' takes French crown

13-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Metropolitan Filmexport takes historical drama from TrustNordisk.

Abbey Lee

SquareOne hops to Australian thriller 'Rabbit'

13-Feb-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

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.

Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

Dogwoof reveals EFM sales for 'Mapplethorpe'

13-Feb-2016 | By Michael Rosser

Other deals signed for Crazy About Tiffany’s and The Show of Shows.

Suzanne Clement

Breaking Glass Pictures snaps up 'Marlene'

13-Feb-2016 | By

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired US rights to the Canadian dark drama Sitting On The Edge Of Marlene.

Johnny Harris Paul Weller Ray Winstone

Vertigo takes Johnny Harris boxing drama for UK

13-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Jawbone has added Ian McShane to its cast, which also includes Ray Winstone and Michael Smiley.

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling to star in 'Valley Of The Gods'

13-Feb-2016 | By

Lech Majewski’s sci-fi epic also adds John Rhys-Davies to cast.

La Famille Belier

Reliance, Phantom to remake France’s 'La Famille Belier'

13-Feb-2016 | By

Eric Lartigau’s Cesar-winning drama has sold rights for remakes in multiple languages.

Jia Zhangke

Media Asia launches Jia Zhangke martial arts film

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong outfit also introduces Jia Zhangke martial arts project to buyers.

In The Room

Taiwan to get new distributor

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A Really Happy Film Company is being launched by N&J Enterprises and CMC Magnetics.

S Is for Stanley

Rai Com takes world rights for Kubrick doc

13-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: S Is for Stanley chronicles the relationship between the director and his driver Emilio D’Alessandro.

Night Of The Living Deb

'Night Of The Living Deb' marches to North America

13-Feb-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Jinga closes deal with MPI/Dark Sky Films for comedy-horror.

Freya Mavor

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment acquires 'Modern Life Is Rubbish'

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Exchange and Serotonin Films strike deal for Daniel Jerome Gill’s debut feature.

Janusz Kaminski

Janusz Kaminski to direct 'The Postcard Killings'

13-Feb-2016 | By Tom Grater

Crime thriller follows a detective and art critic who track a series of murders across Europe.


EFM hosts inaugural Sino-European Production Seminar

13-Feb-2016 | By

Event is designed to help European producers develop co-productions with China.


Report claims bulk of public film funding goes to men

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: EWA’s report find “significant under-representation” of  women directors in film industry.


Sony acquires faith and football film 'Woodlawn'

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor has taken international rights to American football drama.

fire at sea

Berlin competition doc 'Fire At Sea' lights up sales

13-Feb-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Doc & Film has sold the documentary to Benelux and Switzerland.

Le Moulin

Taiwan's Ablaze takes 'Le Moulin' rights

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Huang Ya-li’s documentary screened at the recent International Film Festival Rotterdam.

El Americano

'El Americano 3D' deals fly to Mexico, S Korea

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has brokered deals for the animated feature, featuring the voice of Friends star Lisa Kudrow, in Mexico and South Korea.

Bad Cat

Turkish animation 'Bad Cat' sells to Germany

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Animation based on Turkish comic strip.

Urfin And His Wooden Soldiers

Wizart sells 3D animation 'Urfin'

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Shooting Stars has taken the film for the Middle East, while BestFilm has taken it for the Baltic states.

Alyson Hannigan

FSC launches 'Modern Love' with 'American Pie' star

13-Feb-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Tunick’s romantic drama stars American Pie’s Alyson Hannigan.

Clooney at Suburbicon buyers meeting

EFM: Paramount pays $10m for George Clooney's 'Suburbicon'

12-Feb-2016 | By

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

Margot Robbie to star in 'Terminal'

12-Feb-2016 | By

Margot Robbie has been meeting with EFM buyers to promote the noir thriller, which Highland Film Group handles internationally.