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'The Goodbyes', 'Body Electric', 'Belzebuth' triumph at Ventana Sur

3-Dec-2016 | By

Programmers at the eighth Buenos Aires market handed out their annual awards on Friday when several titles rose to the top and the judges also unveiled selections from a vibrant inaugural animation section.


Ventana Sur: AFCI workshop on how content can boost tourism

3-Dec-2016 | By

TV smash Game Of Thrones and global box office hit Paddington are textbook cases of how film commissions can exploit content to boost tourism, a workshop audience at the Buenos Aires market heard on Friday.


'Arrival' crosses $100m worldwide

2-Dec-2016 | By

The independently financed sci-fi drama has crossed the milestone, executives at North American distributor Paramount said on Friday.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange', 'Arrival' on Oscar VFX shortlist

2-Dec-2016 | By

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Friday announced the 20 films in contention for the visual effects category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Andrus Ansip

EU's Ansip: 80% of Euro movies only available in two countries

2-Dec-2016 | By

EC VP for the Digital Single Market defends principle of “territoriality” but also offers stark statistics during Brussels event.

Gunther H Oettinger

EU boss gives update on digital single market

2-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM: Producers also talk about “turning talent into industry” and learning from disruption in other sectors.


'Sherlock' exec, BFI CEO among winners at Women In Film & TV awards

2-Dec-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Beryl Vertue, Amanda Nevill and Nina Gold were among winners at the annual London event.

London Has Fallen

Weying launches outpost for international films

2-Dec-2016 | By

Gary Locke, former US ambassador to China, will advise joint venture between China’s Weying and Lead Capital general partner Johnny Hsu.


Ellie Bamber, Justin Chon begin shoot on 'Taipei'

2-Dec-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot underway on Brooklyn and Taiwan-set drama from writer-director Jason Lester.


FFA executive calls for new approaches to European film funding

2-Dec-2016 | By

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM: Peter Dinges has said the industry is still suffering the after effects of the 2008 financial crisis; execs call for ‘European Netflix’.


Moomins Christmas film lined up for 2017 launch

2-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Euro-produced family movie lined up for December 2017 release.


'Moana' soars to top of UK social media buzz charts

2-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The Disney animation scored more social media buzz than Amma Asante race drama A United Kingdom, which premiered last week.


Sundance 2017 announces New Frontier lineup

1-Dec-2016 | By

Top brass at the Park City jamboree announced on Thursday 20 virtual and augmented reality presentations and 11 installations.

This Way Up 2

This Way Up conference: 78% see cinema as "expensive activity"

1-Dec-2016 | By Tom Grater

Statistics presented at UK cinema conference also revealed that 51% of audiences believe the cinema experience does not justify the overall expense.

Ventana Sur: Industry address evolving children's market

1-Dec-2016 | By

Children’s television producers and networks have been forced to navigate a new landscape in light of “structural and economic crisis”, a Ventana Sur panel audience heard on Thursday.


Ventana Sur: Jorge Michel Grau eyes next project

1-Dec-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Mexican genre auteur, involved in two projects at Ventana Sur, is weighing up his next directing gig for 2017.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' secures key deals for Films du Losange

1-Dec-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Finnish debut feature that won Cannes Un Certain Regard adds deals in Europe, Canada and China.

Andrew Sach

'Fawlty Towers' actor Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

1-Dec-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

The beloved, BAFTA-nominated actor had been battling dementia for four years.

New York Film Critics Circle votes 'La La Land' best picture

1-Dec-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles-set musical wins top honours; Barry Jenkins is best director for Moonlight.

Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Interactive launches to produce, publish video games

1-Dec-2016 | By

Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures announced the development on Thursday.


Julie Delpy, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Brühl team for 'My Zoe'

1-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Protagonist Pictures to sell London-set family drama by actress-writer-director Delpy.

Among Us

Series Mania unveils 2017 SeriesLab! participants

1-Dec-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Marco van Geffen, Mira Fornay among directors to develop TV series in new initiative.

Steven Ogg

Shoot underway on 'Solis', starring Steven Ogg of 'The Walking Dead'

1-Dec-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The sci-fi thriller is the debut feature of writer-director Carl Strathie.


US Briefs: Covert Media sells 'Earthquake', 'The Night Watchmen'

1-Dec-2016 | By

Covert Media’s foreign language label Lexica Films announced on Thursday it had licenced multiple territories at AFM to disaster film Earthquake and fantasy thriller The Night Watchmen.

Glasgow Film Theatre

This Way Up 2016 wrap: audiences, VR in the spotlight

1-Dec-2016 | By Tom Grater

The 2016 edition of the UK exhibition conference took place in Glasgow, November 29-30.

Ingrid Goes West

Sundance 2017 unveils US, world competitions, NEXT selections

30-Nov-2016 | By

Plenty of familiar on-screen faces populate the first wave of 66 features announced by festival brass on Wednesday comprising the US Competition, World Competition and NEXT sections.

Me Casé Con Un Boludo

Ventana Sur: Disney scores record year in Argentina

30-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The studio has confirmed it has already achieved its best year at the local box office in terms of admissions and market share.

Ventana Sur

Ventana Sur: Morbido TV to launch in two weeks

30-Nov-2016 | By

Mexico’s renowned Morbido Fest is moving forward with its latest brand extension as brass prepare to launch the long-awaited pay-TV channel backed by Alex Garcia’s AG Studios and have set their sights on reaching US audiences by late 2017.


Netflix introduces offline viewing

30-Nov-2016 | By

The streaming giant on Wednesday said it was adding a facility to download content at no extra cost.

Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage to star in 'The Humanity Bureau'

30-Nov-2016 | By

Minds Eye Entertainment and VMI Worldwide in association with Bridgegate Pictures have cast the star in their action-sci-fi.

Telefilm Canada 2015-2016 report hails 'Room', 'Brooklyn'

30-Nov-2016 | By

The Canada-Ireland co-productions were among the highlights of the past year as the organisation used its annual public assembly on Wednesday to look back at some of its accomplishments.

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Tony Leung to star in 'Monster Hunt 2'

30-Nov-2016 | By

Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu-wai has joined the cast of Edko Films’ Monster Hunt 2, which is currently shooting in Beijing.


Iceland’s Sagafilm acquires animation studio GunHil

30-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Hilmar Sigurðsson, current CEO of animation specialists GunHil, will become CEO of Sagafilm.

Tribeca virtual reality

The five key legal pitfalls of making virtual reality films


COMMENT: Dan Tozer of law firm Harbottle & Lewis talks through five challenges facing VR makers.

Almost Paris

WATCH: first trailer for Domenica Cameron-Scorsese's debut 'Almost Paris'

30-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Martin Scorsese’s daughter makes her directorial debut on this comedy-drama.

Paul Zonderland

Fox Italy hires Paul Zonderland as managing director

30-Nov-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

Zonderland previously worked at Disney and replaces Osvaldo De Santis.

Abrázame Como Antes

US Briefs: Costa Rica fest announces 72-strong line-up

30-Nov-2016 | By

Central American cinema is the focus of two competitive sections at the sixth Costa Rica International Film Festival, set to run in San José from December 8-17.

Manchester By The Sea

NBR names 'Manchester By The Sea' best film of 2016

29-Nov-2016 | By

Barry Jenkins wins best director for Moonlight; Casey Affleck, Amy Adams scoop top acting awards.

Ventana Sur: VFX leaders in brain drain warning

29-Nov-2016 | By

The Argentinian film industry must develop a vibrant visual effects community if it is to prevent a potentially damaging exodus of talent, a trio of leading local visual effects supervisors said on Tuesday.


Raven Banner acquires '24X36' for Canada

29-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre distributor has acquired Kevin Burke’s homage to film posters and plans a 2017 theatrical release.

Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster to star in The Ink Factory’s 'Hotel Artemis'

29-Nov-2016 | By

The two-time Oscar winner has signed on for the lead role in the thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce.

Steve Mnuchin

Donald Trump eyes Hollywood financier Steve Mnuchin for US treasury secretary

29-Nov-2016 | By

The president-elect is said to be close to appointing the Hollywood financier and former national finance chairman of his campaign to the senior cabinet post.

BFI cinema

BFI to tackle diversity in new £500m five-year plan

29-Nov-2016 | By Matt Mueller

BFI2022 to increase support for regional and grass-roots film-making; responds to Brexit challenges; could support more TV, VR.


'Moonlight' shines at Gotham Awards

29-Nov-2016 | By John Hazelton

Drama wins feature, screenplay and audience prizes. Manchester by the Sea’s Casey Affleck is best actor and Elle’s Isabelle Huppert best actress.

The Wall

US Briefs: Amazon Studios, Roadside Attractions team up on 'The Wall'

29-Nov-2016 | By

The partners on National Board Of Review best film of 2016 winner Manchester By The Sea are uniting on a theatrical release of Doug Liman’s psychological thriller.


Prince bio-doc, Robert Pattinson crime-drama score deals

29-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Emilia Clarke and Noel Clarke thrillers also among titles to secure German deals.

The Eagle Huntress

'The Eagle Huntress' to kick off Qatar’s Ajyal Film Festival

29-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

I, Daniel Blake, The Salesman, Under the Shadow and Fire at Sea will also screen at youth-focused festival.

Black 47 2

Shoot underway on 'Black 47' starring Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent

29-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The Irish famine drama also stars Stephen Rea, Freddie Fox.


Andrew Gumpert named Paramount COO

28-Nov-2016 | By

Frederick Huntsberry is departing the studio after ten years of service.

Dave Made A Maze

Slamdance 2017 unveils competition films

28-Nov-2016 | By

Programmers at the Park City jamboree’s upcoming 23rd edition announced on Monday the 11 narrative and eight documentary selections that will play in January.

Nicole Kidman

US Briefs: Nicole Kidman to receive Palm Springs International Star Award

28-Nov-2016 | By

The Australian screen icon and star of awards season contender Lion will collect the honour at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on January 2.

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses £30m in the UK (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records huge $11.06m (£8.9m) second weekend for $38.3m (£30.79m) to date.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $300m overseas (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 28 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off lands top in China and Japan with $41m and $15.6m, respectively.


Microwave 2016/2017 shortlist announced

28-Nov-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

EXCLUSIVE: 12 projects selected for the Film London scheme, which in the past has produced films starring Riz Ahmed (pictured) and Ben Drew.

Postcards From America

Bureau Sales, Peccadillo board 'Postcards From America' follow-up

28-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Soho shoot is now underway on Steve Mclean’s Postcards From London.

Taken 3

French cinema posted record €216m international gross in 2015

28-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

CNC and Unifrance announce new €12m export plan for French cinema. 

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BFI boards Saul Dibb-Sam Claflin war-drama 'Journey's End'

28-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot underway on adaptation of WWI classic; Asa Butterfield, Paul Bettany, Toby Jones co-star.

China box office: 'Fantastic Beasts' top, 'Moana' opens third

28-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Harry Potter spin-off scores IMAX best for wizarding franchise in China.


Alibaba takes 30% stake in Hehe Pictures

28-Nov-2016 | By

Alibaba Pictures makes strategic investment in producer-distributor, which is part owned by star Chen Kun and director Cao Baoping.

A Quiet Heart

Israel’s 'A Quiet Heart' triumphs at Tallinn Black Nights

28-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Iran’s Narges Abyar takes best director for Breath, Kadri Kõusaar’s Mother scoops best Estonian film.


'Moana' sails to top in North America on $82.1m (update)

27-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 28 UPDATE: The Disney animation arrived at number one over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to overthrow Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them and distinguish itself from an otherwise mediocre set of debutants.

I Am Not A Witch

Les Arcs: Nyoni, Omerzu, Nyholm selected for works-in-progress

25-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Les Arcs unveils 16 projects due to be presented in the work-in-progress selection.

Rebecca Obrien

Film Summit: 'I, Daniel Blake' producer talks UK co-production challenges

25-Nov-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

Rebecca O’Brien, who has worked with Ken Loach for last 25 years, warned that Brexit is likely to exacerbate the problem.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' conjures up UK buzz on social media

25-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

The Harry Potter spin-off continues to dominate social media buzz, ahead of Disney animation Moana.

Screen November 25

Screen November 25 2016


Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on the best animated feature Oscar contenders.


TorinoFilmLab reveals 2016 winners

25-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola, Orlando Parfitt

Massoud Bakhshi’s Yalda wins two prizes at the event.

Birds Eye View

Fox, Curzon, eOne execs selected for Future Leaders in Distribution 2017

25-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

The female-focused initiative is run by Birds Eye View Film and backed by Creative Skillset and the FDA.

Once Again

Once Again, Buddhagram scoop Facebook awards

24-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Kanwal Sethi’s drama Once Again and creative documentary Buddhagram won the inaugural Facebook Awards at the close of this year’s Film Bazaar (November 20-24).

The Crown

'The Crown' producer lifts lid on Netflix, Amazon collaborations

24-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pilot for upcoming Amazon sci-fi costs $15m.

Susanne Bier Screen Film Summit 2016

Film Summit: Susanne Bier, female vision is still considered "threatening"

24-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Speaking at the Screen Film Summit, The Night Manager director also said that taking on a Bond film “would be a lot of fun”.


Film Summit: UK on course to release 900 movies in 2016

24-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

UK box office is up 2% year-on-year and has surged past £1bn but attendance figures remain static.

Russell Peters Judy Greer Grace Park

Russell Peters joins Judy Greer and Grace Park in comedy 'Public Schooled'

24-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope boards world sales on feature which kicks off in Vancouver this week.

'Fantastic Beasts' climbs to $261m worldwide

24-Nov-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ tentpole has surged to an estimated $171.7m from international markets, executives said on Wednesday.

Mia Hansen-Love

Mia Hansen-Love's 'Maya' heads to India for 2017 shoot

24-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Indian newcomer Aarshi Banerjee joins cast.


Film Summit: Brexit presents opportunities, say UK film financiers

24-Nov-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

Film finance experts discussed the short and long term consequences of Brexit at today’s Screen Film Summit.

Cold Of Kalandar

'Cold Of Kalandar' triumphs at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

24-Nov-2016 | By Fiona Williams

I Am Not Madame Bovary’s Feng Xiaogang took the best director prize.

I Remember You

Studiocanal takes Icelandic horror 'I Remember You' for UK

24-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Sales agent TrustNordisk scores key distribution deals in Germany, Turkey and Hungary.

My Son Is Gay

Film Bazaar's buzz titles include cricketer doc, family drama, socially relevant horror

24-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Experts also praise Film Bazaar Co-Production Market’s new video pitching style.

Pune 52

Nikhil Mahajan ready to thrill again with 'Pune 52' sequel

24-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Girish Kulkarni to star in sequel to 2013 neo-noir thriller.

Dina Dattani

Dina Dattani boards Bangladeshi film 'A Foolish Man'

24-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Bangladesh’s Abu Shahed Emon writes and directs.

Best pitch award

Tallinn: Ghost town doc wins Screen Best Pitch award

24-Nov-2016 | By

The prize offers editorial coverage during the winning film’s life-cycle.

Screen Film Bazaar Day 4

Film Bazaar 2016: Screen's dailies


Read Screen International’s daily magazines from Goa’s Film Bazaar here.

Wellcome Screenwriting fellowship

Sally Wainwright awarded Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship

23-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Happy Valley writer wins fellowship aimed at bringing the film and science industries closer together.

Spirit Awards

'American Honey', 'Moonlight' lead 2017 Spirit Award nominations

23-Nov-2016 | By

Andrea Arnold’s American Honey and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight each earned six nods as Film Independent announced its 2017 Spirit Award nominees on Tuesday.

Step Up China

Lionsgate, partners plot Chinese-language 'Step Up 6'

23-Nov-2016 | By

The studio has partnered with Infinity Pictures/CMC and Yue Hua Entertainment Culture Communications as it redirects its $600m-plus global franchise to capitalise on a strong Asian following and step away from diminishing North American theatrical revenues.

Making Noise Quietly

Former Globe director Dominic Dromgoole launches movie company and feature debut

23-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Open Palm Films launches with Dromgoole-directed drama ‘Making Noise Quietly’; first-look image.

Alien: Covenant

'Alien: Covenant' moved up to May 2017

23-Nov-2016 | By

Ridley Scott’s upcoming instalment in the sci-fi series will open on May 19, 2017 – three months earlier than originally scheduled by Fox.

Dubai film fest

DIFF to open with 'Miss Sloane', close with 'Rogue One'

23-Nov-2016 | By

This year’s Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF, December 7-14) will open with John Madden’s political thriller Miss Sloane and close with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.


Studiocanal takes Danish thriller 'Darkland' for UK

23-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Sales outfit TrustNordisk also inks deals for Japan, China and Turkey.


Odeon, NFTS launch second edition of student short film event

23-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Films playing this year include Eva Riley’s Patriot and Brady Hood’s Sweet Maddie Stone.

Curzon Cinemas

Curzon Cinemas hires Alex Sheldon as commercial director

23-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Sheldon previously held the same role at Everyman Cinemas.


Tallinn: Russian alien invasion movie 'Attraction' secures international sales

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stalingrad director Fedor Bondarchuk is enticing distributors with his ambitious IMAX 3D feature Attraction.


Tallinn: Government investment fuels Estonian industry growth

23-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The Estonian film industry is expanding, which is resulting in a bigger impact at home and abroad.


Sweden's Anagram plots second series of India-set 'Most Beautiful Hands Of Delhi'

23-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Anagram Film is planning a second season of its India-set TV show The Most Beautiful Hands Of Delhi.

Richie Mehta

'India In A Day' director Mehta plans two more Delhi projects

23-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Siddharth director Richie Mehta is planning two new projects in Delhi, financing will determine which will shoot first.

the line

Black Nights announces Works in Progress winners

23-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Foam At The Mouth, The Line [pictured] among winners at market event which awards post-production services to up-and-coming projects.

Ashim Ahluwalia

International co-producers board Ahluwalia’s 'Boyfriend'

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Director Ashim Ahluwalia’s social outcast romance secures international co-production deals


Short film platform Humara set to move into feature-length production

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Mumbai-based production company slates Reincarnation as its first feature film.


Zee Studios strikes remake deals for romantic drama 'Sairat'

23-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Director Nagraj Manjule’s romantic drama slated for remakes in multiple Indian languages.

Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi: 'Woo big actors with the right roles'

23-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Actress talks about how first-time feature director lured her to Idgah.


VoD experts: "Be your own channel"

23-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Orly Ravid from The Film Collaborative advises film-makers to use grassroots outreach and social media marketing.

Uday Singh

FFO: India needs fundamentals first, then incentives

23-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Experts warn not to rush into plans for a national film tax incentive.

EU Flag

Tallinn: Digital Single Market is "right on track"

22-Nov-2016 | By

The second half of the EFF explored the progress of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market strategy.

Director of Programming and Aquisitions at Picturehouse Cinemas Claire Binns speaks on stage during the intro of the 'Tallulah' Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival: London at Picturehouse Central

Sundance London sets 2017 dates

22-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

The festival is retaining its June slot and will return to Picturehouse Central.

Gerard Butler Michael Fassbender

Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender titles secure key deals for Protagonist

22-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Lady Macbeth, Finding Your Feet also among movies to ink key distribution pacts.

Brit List topped by sci-fi, western

22-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: List of best unproduced movie scripts topped by two projects from emerging writers; biopics of Priscilla Presley, Alexander McQueen also feature.

European Film Forum

Tallinn: European Film Forum sees windows opportunity

22-Nov-2016 | By

Distribution windows, Netflix curation and finding audiences were among key topics at the European Film Forum (EFF).

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UK Film & TV Week Reception, Los Angeles

22-Nov-2016 | By

A mid-November reception at Palihouse in West Hollywood hosted by the British Film Commission brought together a cordial gathering of industry personnel to meet and discuss the best of UK services.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

Content Media appoints Tom Bairstow to VP sales

22-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Promotions announced for Vicky Ryan and Jennifer Brinkworth following the company’s reorganisation.

Anil Kapoor

Anil Kapoor to star in Amazon pilot for Kevin Macdonald

22-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Indian superstar boards pilot for The Book Of Strange New Things.


British TV leads night at International Emmys

22-Nov-2016 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

Winners on the night included David Hasselhof mockumentary Hoff The Record and BBC drama Capital [pictured].

Dick Cheney

Adam McKay to direct Dick Cheney drama

22-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar-nominated director of The Big Short will stay in the realm of current affairs and reunite with Paramount Pictures and Plan B on his next directorial outing.


'Lion' cinematographer wins Golden Frog at Camerimage

22-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Arrival, Snowden directors of photography also among winners at international cinematography festival.

Vikram Mehra

Saregama makes 100-film pledge

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: The music powerhouse wants to produce 100 films in the next five years.


Kajaria, Ram launch new-model agency Basil Content

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Sales and representation agency’s launch slate includes Maroon, Half-Ticket, Raakshas.

Rohena Gera

Studioz IDrream crosses class divide with 'Sir'

22-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Director Rohena Gera makes fictional feature debut.

Vikramjit Roy

India's FFO wants to offer one-stop shop for filmmaking in India

22-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: India’s Film Facilitation Office has helped install 50 film-specific nodal officers in government agencies; web portal coming in 2017.

Banking On Bitcoin

US Briefs: Gravitas Ventures acquires 'Banking On Bitcoin'

22-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up worldwide rights to Christopher Cannucciari’s documentary.

vr summit

Google and Sony join VR Summit

22-Nov-2016 | By Screen staff

Google will demo the Fantastic Beasts virtual reality experience at the London event on December 6.

'Fantastic Beasts' conjures up $145.5m overseas debut (update)

21-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE: Spin-off achieves biggest openings of the Harry Potter franchise to date in 16 markets.

Jorge Sánchez

Mexico, Canada film heads dismiss fears over Trump free trade threat

21-Nov-2016 | By

Top bass at Mexican film institute IMCINE and the Canadian Media Producers Association remain upbeat about US ties in light of threats by Donald Trump to tear up NAFTA.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' posts biggest UK bow of 2016

21-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records the biggest opening of the year to date with confirmed $19.1m (£15.33m).

Tristan Goligher

'45 Years' producer Tristan Goligher talks indie movie challenges ahead of Film Summit

21-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Goligher, who will speak on Thursday at the Screen Film Summit, says that the Brexit vote is “going to have a big impact on our industry”.

Luis Miguel

US Briefs: Gato Grande buys Luis Miguel life rights

21-Nov-2016 | By

MGM president of television and digital Mark Burnett said on Monday the company’s new joint venture Gato Grande Productions has acquired the story of the iconic Mexican singer.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon, Otter Media form Hello Sunshine

21-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning actress has teamed up with the joint venture from AT&T and The Chernin Group on a company dedicated to telling female-driven stories.

Tallinn Film Wonderland

Estonian government backs $6.5m studio complex in Tallinn

21-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The government will invest $1m (€1m) in the project, which is projected to be the biggest facility in the Baltic region.

Film Roman

Film Roman, Boxel Studios launches Film Roman Baja

21-Nov-2016 | By

The companies unveiled on Monday a Mexico-based joint venture animation production company for film, TV and new media.

Todd Korgan

Moe Norman project backers hire writing duo

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: After a long search, producers of the golf biopic David Carver and Scott Duncan announced the development on Monday.


André Rieu concert event breaks single day UK record...again

21-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Christmas With André scores £1.2m from 480 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

Beyond The Mountains And Hills

UK International Jewish Film Festival announces award winners

21-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Beyond The Mountains And Hills, One Week And A Day take home top prizes after 15 days of programming.

Mune: The Guardian Of The Moon

GKIDS acquires 'Mune: The Guardian Of The Moon'

21-Nov-2016 | By

The animation specialist has acquired North American rights from Kinology to the French project from the producers behind Netflix’s awards contender The Little Prince.

Legendary to revive sci-fi 'Dune'

21-Nov-2016 | By

Thomas Tull has struck a deal with the Frank Herbert estate for motion picture rights to the late author’s celebrated novels.

Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol mines indie gems for digital venture

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Indian actor Abhay Deol has set up a banner to acquire critically-acclaimed Indian independent films and work with online platforms to give them a straight-to-digital worldwide release.

MAD Solutions logo

Arab Cinema LAB to launch at Dubai Film Market

21-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Event will focus on sustainable film production in the Arab world.

The Hope Rooms

WATCH: trailer for 'The Hope Rooms' starring Andrew Scott

21-Nov-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

EXCLUSIVE: Short stars Scott and Ciarán Hinds as an estranged father and son.

 I Am Not Madame Bovary

China box office: 'Madame Bovary' beats 'Doctor Strange'

21-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Chinese satire I Am Not Madame Bovary takes top spot with $30m; Doctor Strange drops to second.

Before Love

Tallinn: Russia’s Igor Kovalyov wins at Animated Dreams

21-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Black Nights festival’s animation strand has unveiled its 2016 winners.

Tiina Lokk Alexander Rodnyansky

Tallinn: Russian cinema in the spotlight at European Genre Forum

21-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Speakers included Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky, American producer John D. Heinsen, and cinematographer John Mathieson.

Tallinn Black Nights 2016 storytek

Tallinn: First Storytek conference addresses VR, gaming

21-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The inaugural edition of Storytek took place on Saturday November 19 at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, with international experts discussing the continued integration of technology and alternative storytelling.

Tallinn Black Nights POFF

Tallinn: Estonia pushes new technology horizons

21-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Estonia is affectionately known by some in the region as Europe’s ‘little tech giant’ and for a country with a mere 1.3 million residents, it’s making a mark in innovation.

Europa International conference Tallinn 2016

Tallinn: Europa International conference highlights desire for data

21-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Topics included the impact of online streaming platforms and how to make your digital release stand out from the crowd.

AR Rahman

AR Rahman premieres VR film at Goa's Film Bazaar

21-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Event also launches its new Virtual Reality Lounge with 12 international VR projects.

Aditya Sengupta

Sengupta gets abstract with 'Jonaki'

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Labour of Love writer-director Aditya Vikram Sengupta will begin shooting his new Bengali-language feature film Jonaki in December.

The Bioscopewala

Rare languages, genre films light up Film Bazaar Recommends

21-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Films in rare languages, mockumentaries and a growing interest in genre filmmaking are some of the dominant themes in this year’s Film Bazaar Recommends.

Bombay Rose

WIP Lab showcases India-Europe co-productions

21-Nov-2016 | By

FILM BAZAAR: Three of the Work-in-Progress Lab projects at this year’s Film Bazaar are international co-productions, suggesting Indian filmmakers are getting to grips with the complexities of working with Europe.

Abinash Bikram Shah

Nepal's 'Season of Dragonflies' draws French, German producers

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE/FILM BAZAAR: Nepal’s Abinash Bikram Shah makes feature directorial debut with the project, which is selected for Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market.

Raam Reddy

Film festival strategy is an ‘art not a science,’ Indian filmmakers say

21-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

FILM BAZAAR: Experts say indie filmmakers need smart advice before agreeing to any festival premieres.

Fantastic Beasts claims North America in $74.4m debut (update)

20-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 21 UPDATE: Just as Warner Bros’ fantasy adventure smothered the international market, so it dominated the North American competition.

David Heyman to produce Alibaba Pictures’ 'Warriors'

20-Nov-2016 | By

China’s Alibaba Pictures has brought on board the UK’s David Heyman to produce fantasy adventure Warriors, based on a series of children’s novels about warring cats.

Radlitza Petrova in Stockholm

'Godless' wins Stockholm’s Bronze Horse

20-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Other winners include Sand Storm, American Honey, Old Stone, Hooligan Sparrow.

The Void

US briefs: Screen Media enters 'The Void'

20-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to Cave Painting Pictures’ horror title directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski.

Park wo nsoon

Korean delegation cancels Black Nights visit due to political unrest

19-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: A sizeable group from the country had planned to attend the festival this year to celebrate signing a film co-operation agreement.


Tallinn: New Europe closes 'Zoology' deals in Baltics

19-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also inks deal with HBO Europe for TV rights.

The Days That Confused

Home-grown movies set to shine at Tallinn Black Nights

19-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

An increased cash rebate and co-production boom has resulted in a strong Estonian line-up for this year’s Tallinn Black Nights.

Storytek Launches At Tallinn

Storytek development forum launches at Tallinn Black Nights

19-Nov-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The 20th edition of the Tallinn Black Nights festival rolls out its digital red carpet with the inaugaral edition of Storytek, a one-day financing and business development forum for alternative storytellers.

Emilia Clarke joins untitled Han Solo 'Star Wars' film

18-Nov-2016 | By

The star of Game Of Thrones and this year’s summer breakout Me Before You is the latest name to board the stand-alone sci-fi adventure.

Megan Colligan

Paramount Pictures broadens marketing team with key hires

18-Nov-2016 | By

The studio’s worldwide president of marketing and distribution Megan Colligan announced on Friday new appointments to its digital, creative, partnership and licensing teams.

The Last Witness

Exclusive first-look: Alex Pettyfer in Katyn thriller 'The Last Witness'

18-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Talulah Riley joins cast of political thriller now underway in UK.

G.I. Jane

China’s Leeding Media scoops up IM Global, Lakeshore titles

18-Nov-2016 | By

Producer and aggregator has acquired Chinese digital rights to 95 films and also secured investment from WinDigital Investment Fund.

'Fantastic Beasts' dominates UK social media buzz

18-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Eddie Redmayne-starring Harry Potter spin-off beat competition from Amy Adams-starring Arrival.

Sacha Baron Cohen

eOne, Sun among AFM 'Klown' buyers for Annapurna International

17-Nov-2016 | By

Annapurna International said on Thursday it had sold out all territories outside the US on the Four By Two Films comedy remake to star Sacha Baron Cohen.


Slated report: Industry out of touch with Millennials

17-Nov-2016 | By

The online film marketplace has released an infographic that reveals a disconnect between age-groups favoured by Hollywood’s greenlight process and those that perform best based on a film’s return on investment.

Michael Moore

Ally Derks' final IDFA underway, Michael Moore cancels visit following US election

17-Nov-2016 | By

Doc festival opens in Amsterdam; Dogwoof, Autlook ready new titles.

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses $80m worldwide (update)

17-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ tentpole climbed to $83.3m worldwide factoring in $29.7m from the first full day in North America.

Animation UK merges with UK Screen Association

17-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Animation and facilities organisations to join as umbrella membership association called UK Screen Alliance.

A still from Land Of Mine

European Film Awards: first seven winners announced

17-Nov-2016 | By Orlando Parfitt

Land Of Mine, Suffragette win early awards.

T J Scott

'Gotham' director T J Scott, Dennys Ilic launch Cinematic Pictures Group

17-Nov-2016 | By

UPDATED EXCLUSIVE: The leading prime time director has partnered with renowned stills photographer on a film, TV, music and publishing venture.

Women In Film

US Briefs: Women In Film unveils film finishing grantees

17-Nov-2016 | By

Plus: Land Of Mine triumphs at AFI FEST; Warner Bros confirms Machinima acquisition; Tooley Productions, Square One sign German deal; and more.

Xavier Koller

European Shooting Stars jury revealed

17-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EFP chooses panel of industry experts to select Europe’s best acting talents for its annual Berlinale showcase.


Les Arcs Coproduction Village unveils 2016 roster

17-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

A total of 21 projects will be presented at the development and financing platform.


Baby Cow, Christine Langan swoop for Zadie Smith novel

17-Nov-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

Former BBC Films boss Christine Langan picks up Zadie Smith novel for TV adaptation.


Lionsgate expands German-speaking territory partnerships

16-Nov-2016 | By

Studio top brass said on Wednesday they have broadened the pipeline with Studiocanal to include Summit films and licensed a trio of top AFM titles to Tele München Gruppe.

US Briefs: Ruth Negga to receive Palm Springs Rising Star Award 

16-Nov-2016 | By

The star of Loving, who is in contention for lead acting honours this season, will collect her honour at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s awards gala on January 2.

Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce, Vanessa Redgrave join Fred Schepisi's 'Andorra'

16-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Actors join Fred Schepisi’s previously announced cast including Clive Owen and Toni Collette; Screen Australia to provide production funding.

Patrick Hurley

Sheffield Doc/Fest appoints Patrick Hurley as head of marketplace

16-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Former Dogwoof executive joins the documentary festival taking over from Anna Parker.

Jackie Natalie Portman

Rotterdam film festival reveals first wave

16-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Jackie, Paterson, The Levelling set to play IFFR 2017.

Educando A Nina

Viacom buys Argentina's Telefe network for $345m

15-Nov-2016 | By

The in-cash deal broke on Tuesday as Bob Bakish started his first day as acting Viacom CEO.

Patricio Valladares

Patricio Valladares lines up sci-fi horror 'Embryo'

15-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Chilean genre specialist behind Hidden In The Woods and Downhill is preparing a body-horror film.

Rebecca O Brien

'I, Daniel Blake' producer Rebecca O’Brien joins Screen Film Summit

15-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Sixteen Films exec will discuss her experience of navigating the international production market.

Dan Steinman

Elevation Pictures moves into production

15-Nov-2016 | By

The Canadian distributor backed by Teddy Schwarzman’s Black Bear Pictures is expanding operations.


Denzel Washington rep denies ‘fake’ Trump story on Facebook

15-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning actor did not praise the president-elect as claimed in an article that appeared on the social network on Monday, according to his publicist.

Ol Parker

'Great Pretender' on Studiocanal, Parkes+MacDonald development slate

15-Nov-2016 | By

The companies are developing four European-based films starting with Ol Parker’s take on the story of London concert promoter and con artist Roy Tempest.

US Briefs: Lionsgate strikes deal with Parques Reunidos

15-Nov-2016 | By

The studio has closed a deal with the Madrid-based leisure parks operator to develop Lionsgate-branded leisure centres in shopping areas.

The Charmer

Identity drama 'The Charmer' starts shoot in Denmark, Middle East

15-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Milad Alami makes feature debut on film whose DoP Sophia Olsson previously shot Sparrows and Volcano.

The Inhumans

IMAX, Marvel Television strike 'Inhumans' deal

14-Nov-2016 | By

IMAX will exclusively premiere the first two episodes of Marvel’s The Inhumans in 2017 as it seeks to expand programming beyond traditional blockbuster corridors.

Emily Blunt

Relativity, Storyoscopic set $200m slate fund

14-Nov-2016 | By

Ryan Kavanaugh’s Relativity Studios and Storyoscopic Films on Monday announced a joint venture whereby Storyoscopic will produce and finance approximately five or more projects a year.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller discusses surprise exit as Macao reveals line-up

14-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Mueller said his unexpected resignation was due to “divergent opinion” with the festival organisers.

Brie Larson

Samuel L Jackson joins Brie Larson directorial debut 'Unicorn Store'

14-Nov-2016 | By

Jackson, Joan Cusack and Bradley Whitford have come on board the Oscar-winning actress’s feature directorial debut, which just began shooting in Los Angeles.

I Am Not A Witch

BFI, Film4, Soda team on UK-France co-pro 'I Am Not A Witch'

14-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rungano Nyoni wraps Zambia-set satire; Embrace Of The Serpent’s David Gallego is DoP.

The Hurt Locker

Chinese firm buys Voltage Pictures in $350m deal (report)

14-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

According to reports, Chinese metal company Anhui Xinke has bought a controlling stake in The Hurt Locker and Dallas Buyers Club outfit Voltage Pictures.


'Arrival' lands top of the UK box office

14-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s critically acclaimed sci-fi achieves director Denis Villeneuve’s best-ever UK opening.


Cottbus Grand Prix goes to Russia's 'Zoology'

14-Nov-2016 | By

Festival’s industry strand crowns work-in-progress winners from Macedonia and Ukraine.

Kills On Wheels

'Kills On Wheels' wins in Thessaloniki

14-Nov-2016 | By

Hungarian action-comedy Kills On Wheels and Icelandic-Danish coming of age story Heartstone take top prizes at Greek festival.

Doctor Strange

China box office: 'Doctor Strange' retains lead, 'Billy Lynn' debuts second

14-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Doctor Strange easily retains top spot; Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn debuts in second with $11.97m.

Abu Dhabi

Image Nation launches $300m fund with CICC

14-Nov-2016 | By

Image Nation Abu Dhabi and China’s CICC are teaming up on three initiatives, including a $300m fund for film and TV.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' nears $500m worldwide (update)

14-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest has already surpassed the lifetime global hauls of Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, among others.

The Martian

US Briefs: 'The Martian VR Experience' comes to market

14-Nov-2016 | By

Fox Innovation Lab, in partnership with RSA Films and The Virtual Reality Company, announced on Monday that its first VR endeavour will go on sale to customers.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange stays top in North America on $43m (update)

13-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 14 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ tentpole ruled its second session and helped Disney score its best year on $2.31bn, while Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk scored an excellent limited debut.

Marco Mueller

Marco Mueller quits Macao festival

13-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shock move comes one month before inaugural edition of Macao event.

Monica Bellucci

'X500', 'American Honey' triumph in Los Cabos

13-Nov-2016 | By

Juan Andrés Arango’s migrant drama claimed the México Primero prize and Andrea Arnold’s road movie prevailed in the Competencia de Los Cabos category as the fifth annual Los Cabos International Film Festival closed on Saturday.

Los Cabos Screen IM Global keynote

Los Cabos: IM Global targets 2017 move into Latin American TV

11-Nov-2016 | By

Stuart Ford’s independent powerhouse is in talks on a TV project with Mexican partners Canana and Colombian director Ciro Guerra as his company looks to expand its small screen activities in the region by next year.

Ant Horshanli and Reza Sholeh

Odyssey Motion Pictures to release 'Petrol' feature

11-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The company has acquired US rights to the feature version of N5 Pictures’ thriller web series that has Leviathan’s Aleksey Serebryakov in talks to star.

Robert Vaughn

Tributes pour in for Robert Vaughn

11-Nov-2016 | By

Stars from the entertainment world have paid tribute to the TV and film actor who died on Friday from leukaemia. He was 83.

huanxi mubi

MUBI, China's Huanxi resurrect partnership with $2m investment

11-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Previously agreed deal was cancelled earlier this year due to legislation imposed by the Chinese government.

Oliver Stone

Los Cabos: Oliver Stone cautious, optimistic on 'rebel' Donald Trump

11-Nov-2016 | By

The president-elect can avert a potentially catastrophic cyber warfare if he translates his business skills to the geopolitical stage and cuts deals with Russia and China, filmmaker Oliver Stone said on Friday.

Robert Redford

Robert Redford to quit acting after next two films

11-Nov-2016 | By

The film icon and Sundance Film Festival founder has said he will cease to appear in front of the camera after Our Souls At Night and Old Man With A Gun.

Teenage Kicks

LevelK’s 'Teenage Kicks' closes six major deals

11-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Australian teenage drama has its European premiere this week in Tallinn.

The Young Offenders

Carnaby's AFM deal-making includes German 'Offenders' deal, 'Kids' sale to China

11-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby International Sales & Distribution has confirmed a number of deals on its slate at the AFM.

Jason Cassidy

Jason Cassidy to lead Focus Features marketing

11-Nov-2016 | By

The executive most recently served as Chief Marketing Officer at Open Road Films where he oversaw the campaign for Spotlight.

Antonio Banderas

Banderas, Sebastian, Molla join Andrea Bocelli biopic

11-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Antonio Banderas, Tony Sebastian and Jordi Molla have signed on to star in Michael Radford’s The Music Of Silence. 

Natasha Braier

UK cinematographer database to promote female talent

11-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

All-female collective Illuminatrix’s members include Natasha Braier [pictured], who shot The Neon Demon.

Roman Polanski

Polanski's 'Based On A True Story' among Belga Films investments

11-Nov-2016 | By

Company is also raising finance for nWave’s animation feature The Queen’s Corgi.

US Briefs: Casey Affleck to receive Palm Springs award

11-Nov-2016 | By

The Oscar frontrunner and star of Manchester By The Sea will collect the Desert Palm Achievement Award at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.


Academy unveils record 27 animation Oscar submissions

10-Nov-2016 | By

Zootopia, Kubo And The Two Strings, Finding Dory, The Red Turtle, Sausage Party and My Life As A Zucchini are among those vying for Academy Awards glory.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' to surge past $300m international threshold

10-Nov-2016 | By

Marvel Studio’s latest outing is expected to retain pole position at the international box office this weekend.

Roberto Prieto

Los Cabos tribute recipient Rodrigo Prieto appeals for compassion

10-Nov-2016 | By

In the wake of the shock US presidential election result, the Mexican DoP and Oscar nominee on Wednesday issued a plea for mutual understanding between Mexico and the rest of the world at the launch of the fifth Los Cabos International Film Festival.

Donald Trump

Movie industry reacts to Donald Trump victory

10-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Kristen Klemens

Harvey Weinstein, Guillermo del Toro, Jennifer Lawrence, Ken Loach, Shonda Rhimes among those to react.

James Schamus Alice Birch

James Schamus packages Karl Marx series with 'Lady Macbeth' writer

10-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

James Schamus’ Symbolic Exchange partners with X-Filme, Haut Et Court and Potboiler for Alice Birch-penned series about the tumultuous private lives of Marx and Engels.


IMAX raises $50m to fund VR content

10-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Exhibitor plans to fund 25 virtual reality experiences to be released alongside its film slate.

David Lynch: The Art Life

Pacific Northwest Pictures acquires 'David Lynch: The Art Life'

10-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Vancouver-based distributor has picked up all Canadian rights to the documentary by Rick Barnes, Jon Nguyen, and Olivia Neergaard-Holm.

'Lady Macbeth' backer Creative England reveals iFeatures shortlist

10-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Shortlist features six former Screen Stars Of Tomorrow.

Valerian 3

First trailer for Luc Besson's 'Valerian' lands

10-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Cara Delevingne and Dane DeHaan star in the $180m sci-fi epic.

aaron sorkin

Aaron Sorkin pens fiery open letter following Trump win

10-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Oscar-winning The Social Network screenwriter called the outcome “truly horrible”.

Idris Elba in Toronto

Lionsgate, Idris Elba TV writing competition crowns winner

10-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Sin Of God triumphs at inaugural event.

Timothy West

Timothy West drama 'We The Kings' shoot underway

10-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Amanda Abbington and emerging talent Elliot James Langridge also star; Glee producer Michael Novick exec produces.

Asian VOD Panel AFM

AFM: Asia-Pacific VoD market set for huge growth

10-Nov-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Statistics were revealed during Screen’s VoD panel at the American Film Market.

Nicolas Winding Refn

Macao launches Crouching Tigers Project Lab

10-Nov-2016 | By

Nicolas Winding Refn, Karim Ainouz and Lu Chuan are among the directors of projects selected for the inaugural Crouching Tigers Project Lab at the 1st International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM).

Robot Wars

UK indie TV revenues bounce back

10-Nov-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

Sector’s revenue was up 3.5% in 2015.


North American briefs: Tom Hanks to receive Palm Springs Icon Award

10-Nov-2016 | By

The double Oscar winner – in contention again this season for his lead role in Sully – will collect the honour at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival awards gala on January 2.


French New Wave cinematographer Raoul Coutard dies aged 92

9-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Former army documentary cameraman worked on Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless [pictured].

'Like Crazy' to open AFI European Union Film Showcase

9-Nov-2016 | By

Paolo Virzi’s Italian buddy movie starring Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti will open the roster of 47 films from the 28 EU member states at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sara Geater

Sara Geater elected Pact Council chair

9-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

All3Media exec takes over the position from Laura Mansfield, CEO of Outline Productions.

BFI, BIFAs team on screening initiative

9-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EXCLUSIVE: Organisations will put on discounted screenings of films that win the top prizes at this year’s BIFAs ceremony.

LFS Ballymore

London Film School set for Docklands relocation

9-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

LFS swaps Covent Garden for London City Island following a proposed move to the Barbican falling through.


Dogwoof takes Doc/Fest winner 'Cameraperson' for UK

9-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Biographical doc tells the story of Citizenfour cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux to present Lumière brothers tribute in Dubai

9-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes Film Festival and Institut Lumière chief to introduce the Gulf to work of cinema pioneers at DIFF.

Cork Film Festival Doc Day

Cork Film Festival adds documentary industry day

9-Nov-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Industry leaders from Toronto’s Hot Docs, Sheffield’s Doc/Fest, Channel 4 and the BFI will be in attendance.


US Briefs: Luc Besson unveils new 'Valerian' images

9-Nov-2016 | By

The EuropaCorp chief has dropped new images from his upcoming $180m sci-fi adventure Valerian And The City of A Thousand Planets ahead of the release of the new teaser trailer on Thursday.


Alibaba teams with Fosun, STA on talent development

9-Nov-2016 | By

China’s Alibaba Pictures is joining forces with Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA) and Fosun Group to develop new talent for the film and TV industries.

Leo Borg in Borg/McEnroe

CPH PIX: 'Borg/McEnroe' director talks casting Borg's son

8-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Wendy Mitchell reports from the festival’s inaugural work in progress session; further titles presented were Winter Brothers, Drib, Under The Tree and Tom Of Finland.

Darkest Hour

UK shoot underway on Gary Oldman-starring Churchill biopic

8-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Joe Wright is directing Darkest Hour for Working Title and Focus Features.

Houda Benyamina

Les Arcs 2016 to spotlight new female film-makers

8-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Houda Benyamina [pictured], Jessica Hausner and Rebecca Daly among directors due to attend the festival.

JRR Tolkien

James Strong to direct J.R.R. Tolkien biopic

8-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Film about Lord Of The Rings author is being produced by Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne; Protagonist boards sales.

Screen Film Summit 2016

Screen Film Summit to foreground finance opportunities for UK film

8-Nov-2016 | By Screen staff

A panel of experts will provide insight into sourcing finance, while attendees will be able to have private meetings with influential funders.

Europa Cinemas

Europa Cinemas Awards crowns exhibitor trio

8-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Cinemas from Lisbon, Croatia, and Austria pick up the 2016 prizes.


Netflix acquires global rights to South Korean thriller 'Pandora'

8-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The streaming giant has picked up the anticipated follow-up to Next Entertainment World’s (NEW) South Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan.

Royal Albert Hall

BAFTA Film Awards relocates to Royal Albert Hall

8-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Decade-long residency at Royal Opera House on hold as building undergoes refurbishment; Stephen Fry returns to host for the 12th time.


US Briefs: Academy hires outreach and fundraising ace

8-Nov-2016 | By

Plus: Route One options ‘Palmer’ screenplay from Cheryl Guerriero

Robert De Niro

Amazon Studios picks up David O Russell series (reports)

7-Nov-2016 | By

The streaming giant has reportedly made a $160m two-season commitment to the mafia package that reunites Russell with Robert De Niro and sees The Weinstein Company on board as producers.


Film Movement acquires Polish Oscar submission 'Afterimage'

7-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The New York-based distributor has picked up the last feature by the late director Andrzej Wajda, who died last month aged 90.


Altitude acquires awards hopeful 'Moonlight' for UK

7-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Coming of age drama has posted strong returns during a limited opening in the US.

Annapurna Pictures

Marc Weinstock named Annapurna Pictures president

7-Nov-2016 | By

The former president of domestic marketing at Fox will start the transition to Megan Ellison’s company in the coming weeks as the deep-pocketed producer-financier continues to build out her senior team.


XLrator Media adds four docs to Lifeframe label

7-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: On the back of its releases of Queen Mimi and It’s So Easy And Other Lies earlier this year, the company has acquired global rights to four new titles.

Ventana Sur

Cuba’s 'Soul Sisters' on Ventana Sur Primer Corte roster

7-Nov-2016 | By

Kiki Alvarez’s drama takes its place alongside five others in the Buenos Aires market’s post-production slate.

Dan Stevens

Bleecker Street acquires 'The Man Who Invented Christmas'

7-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US, Latin American, Scandinavian, Benelux and Eastern Europen rights ahead of a December start on the family film starring Dan Stevens (pictured), Christopher Plummer and Jonathan Pryce.

Mark Stern

IM Global Television, IDW Entertainment partner on 'LD50'

7-Nov-2016 | By

The companies will co-develop and co-produce the action drama, IM Global Television President Mark Stern (pictured) announced on Monday.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' retains UK box office lead

7-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ The Accountant is the week’s highest new entry with $2m (£1.61m) debut from 497 sites.

Hiam Abbass

Abbass, Najjar to present projects at Dubai Film Connection

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Co-production market running Dec 9-11 during the Dubai International Film Festival unveils line-up.

Doctor Strange

China box office: 'Doctor Strange' reignites box office growth

7-Nov-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Doctor Strange scores $44m opening; local comedy Mr Donkey overtakes Inferno.

Sami Blood

Göteborg Film Festival to shine light on Sámi film

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Award-winning Sámi Blood among films set to play in special focus on cinema of the region’s indigenous people. 

The Odyssey

French box office posts record October

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

CNC cites rise in attendance due to strong French productions including Jacques Cousteau biopic The Odyssey.


UK indie horror 'Sunburn' underway in Spain's Las Alpujarras

7-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Anthony Alleyne directs low-budget horror film, which is the first part of a planned trilogy.

Let Me Go

Rialto takes 'Let Me Go' for Australia, New Zealand

7-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Nazi legacy drama based on Helga Schneider’s memoirs stars Juliet Stevenson.

Zeineb Hates The Snow

'Zaineb Hates The Snow' triumphs at Carthage Film Festival

7-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Tunisian film festival dedicated to Arab and African cinema celebrated 50th anniversary this year.


Heretic Outreach picks up Thessaloniki premiere 'Thread'

7-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Political sci-fi drama stars Sofia Kokkali.

Heartstone director Gudmundur Arnar Gudmundsson

'Heartstone' wins at Nordic Film Days

7-Nov-2016 | By

Heartstone and Norwegian film-makers win big in Lübeck; Austerlitz takes home Golden Dove at Leipzig.

CPH Pix winner 2016

Bulgaria’s 'Godless' wins top prize at CPH PIX

7-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Festival moves to new autumn dates; audience award goes to Heartstone, and Girls Lost wins best children’s film.


US Daily: Arclight to release 'Lost In The Pacific'

7-Nov-2016 | By

Arclight Films has picked up North American rights at AFM to the action thriller from Crimson Forest Films and Hanover House starring Brandon Routh and Zhang Yuqi.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' up to a magic $325m worldwide (update)

7-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Disney crosses $6bn at worldwide box office and Pixar’s Finding Dory becomes second biggest global release so far this year on $1.024bn.

Clara Lago

AFM: Seville International scores 'Orbiter 9' sales

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her team have licensed key territories on the elevated Spanish sci-fi from Cactus Flower Producciones, Mono Films, Dynamo and Telefonica Studios.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' in $85.1m North American debut (update)

6-Nov-2016 | By

NOVEMBER 7 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest offering stormed to the top on a confirmed $85.1m, followed by Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls on $46.6m via Fox and Hacksaw Ridge on $15.2m through Lionsgate.


AFM wrap: Tough market sees rays of light

6-Nov-2016 | By , Andreas Wiseman

This year’s AFM had no single standout title, but a selection of high-profile projects and star appearances sparked buyer interest.

Helen Mirren

AFM: Buyers flock to Helen Mirren thriller 'Winchester'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Diamond Pictures has reported a roaring trade on Winchester starring Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke, selling out worldwide rights on the mystery thriller led by a UK deal with Lionsgate and a German sale to Splendid.

President Sirleaf and K. Riva Levinson

AFM: Arsenal Pictures boards Gold Star’s 'Choosing The Hero'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gold Star Films has optioned the story rights to Washington lobbyist K. Riva Levinson’s memoir, which Arsenal will represent for worldwide sales.

AFM 2016 World of Locations breakfast

AFM: International reps discuss incentives, filming opportunities

6-Nov-2016 | By

Panelists were attending Screen’s World of Locations breakfast at AFM.

Here Comes The Grump

AFM: First look at animation 'Here Comes The Grump'

6-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Prime Focus World and Anima Estudios co-pro written by Ice Age: The Meltdown writer.

Fantastic Films International, Bhasin Studios strike deal

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based Fantastic Films International (FFI) has signed at AFM a multi-film worldwide distribution and co-production deal with animation and gaming studio Bhasin Studios in Bangalore, India.

Tihana Lazovic

AFM: Costanza Quatriglio's 'Just Like My Son' underway

6-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

2016 Berlinale Shooting Star Tihana Lazovic [pictured] leads the Italy-Belgium co-production.


AFM: FilmSharks inks deals on Ricardo Darin-starring 'Captain Koblic'

6-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish-language drama recently premiered in Busan.

raffaella leone

AFM interview: Italian heavyweight Leone Film Group

6-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Co-chief Raffaella Leone talks future plans for the high-end distribution and production outfit.

Liam Neeson

AFM: Liam Neeson drama 'The Trainer' snapped up by eOne

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: eOne secures UK/Ire and Australia pre-buy with HanWay for Liam Neeson-Neil Jordan project.

Rosie Perez

Muse Productions drama 'Tranzloco' eyes Rosie Perez

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Paris-based sales outfit Versatile acquires sales rights on transgender drama; CAA reps US.


AFM: Wild Bunch co-chief Vincent Maraval shoots down departure rumours 

5-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales champion says he has “no intention” of leaving the company he helped build. 

Tony Jaa

AFM: Arclight launches 'Triple Threat' sales

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Jaa [pictured], Tiger Chen and Iko Uwais star in action thriller.

Thats Not Cheating

AFM: Fox options 'That’s Not Cheating' remake rights

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ariel Winograd’s Argentinian comedy has been a local hit.

'Toni Erdmann' leads European Film Awards nominations

5-Nov-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Maren Ade’s comedy received five nominations, Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake received four.

Dr Knock

AFM: First look at Omar Sy in 'Dr Knock'

5-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Sy stars as a conman doctor in the revival of the classic French satire; TF1 is handling sales.

Paul Breuls

AFM: Corsan chief denies bankruptcy challenge

5-Nov-2016 | By

Emperor backer recently lost protection from its creditors.


AFM: Mikkel Norgaard to direct Baron Cohen's 'Klown'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Danish director returns to the director’s chair for the remake of his 2010 hit [pictured].

Hannah Arterton

AFM: Salt boards sci-fi 'Peripheral' starring Hannah Arterton

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for Paul Hyett’s recently wrapped sci-fi produced by Bill Kenwright.


First look: Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen, Ed Harris in 'Kodachrome'

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Raso is directing the story of an ailing photographer.

Jo Brand

AFM: Little Film Company boards Jo Brand novel adaptation

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The More You Ignore Me is being produced by Genesius Pictures.

Gerard Depardieu

AFM: Gérard Depardieu joins Bach biopic

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cast, sales outfit The Yellow Affair join composer biopic.

The Exchange secures Pacific Mercantile Bank credit line

5-Nov-2016 | By

The Exchange has closed a revolving credit facility with Pacific Mercantile Bank for acquisitions, CEO Brian O’Shea announced at the AFM on Saturday.

A Dark Song

IFC Midnight pounces on 'A Dark Song'

5-Nov-2016 | By

IFC Midnight announced at the AFM it has acquired US rights to Liam Gavin’s A Dark Song.

James Franco

FilmRise enters 'The Vault' for North America

5-Nov-2016 | By

FilmRise has acquired all North American rights from Content Media to Redwire Pictures’ supernatural heist thriller The Vault starring James Franco, Francesca Eastwood, Scott Haze and Taryn Manning.

The Left Ear

AFM: Jetavana plots cyberpunk fantasy 'Dream Breaker'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Rising talents Chen Duling [pictured] and Song Weilong star.

Love In The Buff

AFM: Media Asia launches 'Love Off The Cuff' sales

5-Nov-2016 | By

Miriam Yeung and Shawn Yue star in third entry in Pang Ho-cheung’s film series.


AFM: United Pictures closes 'Split' deals

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Bowling drama stars Yoo Ji-tae.

Billy Zane

AFM: DDI sells out on 'The Adventure Club'

5-Nov-2016 | By

Double Dutch International (DDI) chief Jason Moring announced at AFM on Saturday he has sold out the world on The Adventure Club with US rights going to Gravitas Ventures.


AFM: Buyers enter LevelK's 'Cave'

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: France, Japan, Spain among deals for adventure-thriller.


AFM: Reason8 launches thriller 'Dark Meridian'

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Crime thriller follows a New Orleans detective caught between two rival factions.

Cruel Summer

AFM: UK distributor Sharp Teeth launches sales division

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Company’s first sales title is FrightFest horror Cruel Summer [pictured].

Charles Band

AFM: Full Moon Empire touts genre slate

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include Killjoy’s Psycho Circus and Puppetmaster: Axis Termination.

Savage Dogs

AFM: Bleiberg inks 'Savage Dog' deals

5-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: XLrator Media has taken US rights to the action thriller.

Qube Cinema

AFM: Digital cinema outfit launches Qube Wire

5-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Indian service launches in bid to counter physical DCP transportation.


AFM: Sacha Baron Cohen, Annapurna team for 'Klown'

4-Nov-2016 | By , Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Annapurna wins bidding war for comedy set to star Sacha Baron Cohen; CAA reps US rights.

Patricia Arquette Bel Powley Stacy Martin

AFM: Arquette, Powley, Martin join Dunst debut 'The Bell Jar'

4-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Patricia Arquette joins adaptation of Sylvia Plath novel.

Rhys Meyers

AFM: Archstone boards 'The Shadow Effect'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Archstone Distribution is at the market talking up the sci-fi starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Cam Gigandet.

SFV1 The Osiris Child

AFM: XYZ inks key deals on sci-fi adventure 'Osiris Child'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales made in Europe, Middle East, Japan and more for SFV1: The Osiris Child.

Kung Fu Yoga

AFM: First look and deals for Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Golden Network inks deals on kung fu caper.


AFM: Cinestaan bets on rising Indian talent

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Debut slate includes I Am Here from Loev [pictured] director Sudhanshu Saria.

Saturday Church

AFM: WestEnd picks up musical 'Saturday Church'

4-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for feature produced by Maggie’s Plan producer Rebecca Miller; first-look image.

Frédérique Rouault

AFM: Celluloid Dreams appoints Rouault as sales chief

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hengameh Panahi re-expands historic art-house sales company Celluloid Dreams

The Bookshop

AFM: First look at Isabel Coixet's 'The Bookshop'

4-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy and Patricia Clarkson star in the adaptation of Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel.

Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah

AFM: Dutch Features opens world sales on 'Patser'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Drug gang drama to be directed by Belgian directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.

Karl Urban

AFM: Karl Urban to join 'Entry Level'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Negotiations underway for Urban to star in thriller, Brenton Thwaites already on board.

A Bag Of Marbles

AFM: Gaumont inks 'A Bag Of Marbles' sales

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: World War Two drama is based on Joseph Joffo’s best-selling classic novel. 

Ghost Team

AFM: Film Mode joins 'Ghost Team'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Comedy stars Jon Heder and Justin Long; The Orchard picks up multiple territories.


FilmRise acquires US rights to 'Cruel And Unusual'

4-Nov-2016 | By

FilmRise has acquired all US and Canadian rights to Vadim Jean’s Angola Three documentary, which Content Media represents for international sales at the market.

Alex Noyer

You Know, Amoeba line up Finnish shoot on 'Sielu'

4-Nov-2016 | By

You Know Films and Amoeba Entertainment will produce the eco-horror film and become the first US companies to benefit from the 25% Finnish cash rebate.


AFM: 'Crosscurrent' on Lemon Tree's debut international slate

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese distributor also has animation Lighting Dindin.


AFM: Arcana's 'Pixies' scores China deal

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Voice cast includes Christopher Plummer and Alexa Vega.

Ruben Fleischer

Ruben Fleischer to adapt 'Regional Office' for MadRiver

4-Nov-2016 | By

MadRiver Pictures has acquired rights to Manuel Gonzales’ debut novel The Regional Office Is Under Attack and is developing for Zombieland director Ruben Fleischer.


AFM: Screen Media starts sales talks on 'Nerdland'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Animated feature is voiced by Patton Oswalt and Paul Rudd.

Game Of Thrones Iceland

AFM: Isold to cash-flow Icelandic film tax incentives

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Financing company offers to cash-flow the 25% Icelandic tax incentive as well as the 24% VAT refund.

Princess Emmy

UK animation outfit Red Kite boards 'Princess Emmy – The Movie'

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Little Polar Bear director Piet de Rycker is helming the feature animation from Studio 100 Media.

The Escape

First look: Dominic Cooper and Gemma Arterton in 'The Escape'

4-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sales agent Independent is introducing the film to buyers at the AFM.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange continues UK social media domination

4-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Marvel film topped the buzz chart again, beating opener A Street Cat Named Bob.

Steve November

Steve November joins Lionsgate UK

4-Nov-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Former ITV exec will head up company’s UK TV division.

US Briefs: Momentum Pictures picks up 'Voice From The Stone'

4-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to the thriller starring Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones. 13 Films handles international sales at AFM.

Loving Vincent

AFM: CMG scores deals for 'Loving Vincent'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Russian and Latin American rights sold for animation about the life and death of van Gogh.


AFM: DDI closes deals on 'Spark'

4-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Rights for animated feature sold for UK, Latin America, Middle East and more.


'Gravity' VFX firm Framestore in £150m China sale

3-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Oscar-winning UK VFX firm to be sold to former automative specialist.

Tom Wilkinson Aneurin Barnard

AFM: Tom Wilkinson, Aneurin Barnard topline 'Dead In A Week'

3-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Altitude to launch sales on comedy due for 2017 shoot.

Sylvester Stallone

AFM: Sylvester Stallone joins Olivier Assayas's 'Idol's Eye'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Stallone replaces Robert De Niro in the heist thriller and will star alongside Robert Pattinson and Rachel Weisz.

AFM: Rooney Mara drama 'Una' secures key deals

3-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd inks deals in Germany, Australia, Latin America, and more, on sexual abuse drama.

Warwick Thornton

AFM: Memento, The Jokers board Warwick Thornton's 'Sweet Country'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Director with focus on Aboriginal culture revisits western genre from indigenous perspective.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

AFM: Nikkatsu to partner with Wild Bunch for Kurosawa's next film

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese studio and international sales agent pairing up for new sci-fi.

Christian De Gallegos

Christian De Gallegos to head Insurgent Media sales

3-Nov-2016 | By

The executive has joined the LA-based company’s new sales division as head of international sales.


US Briefs: 13 Films strikes North American deal on 'Extortion'

3-Nov-2016 | By

Plus: DDI bulks up cast on Elliot: The Littlest Reindeer; Jack Reacher: Never Go Back crosses $100m worldwide

The Night Eats The World

AFM: WTFilms, Haut et Court launch 'Night Eats The World'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Paris-based walking dead drama

AFM: Shochiku acquires Japan rights to 'Carrie Pilby'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese deal closed with Radiant Films in the run-up to AFM.

Monster Nanny

AFM: Scott Free to develop Finnish children's fantasy book

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Gudrun Giddings brokers deal for Tuutikki Tolonen’s bestseller Monster Nanny.

Sean Harris

AFM: Sean Harris to lead Fyzz Facility horror 'Possum'

3-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Bankside boards sales on UK horror film backed by Ingenious, Creative England.

Theresa Roberts

Theresa Roberts to lead eOne film publicity across EMEA

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The promotion sees the executive extend her UK remit, EMEA managing director of film Alex Hamilton announced on Thursday.

Rob Brydon

HanWay boards Rob Brydon-starring synchronised swimming comedy

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film is inspired by male synchronised swimming doc Men Who Swim; Icon takes UK rights.


Shoot underway on Warner Bros’ all-female 'Ocean’s 8'

3-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Starry cast includes Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna.

AFM: Pure Flix launches talks on 'The Case For Christ'

3-Nov-2016 | By

Pure Flix/Quality Flix Entertainment has begun talks with international buyers on The Case For Christ from the producers of 2014 US box office breakout God’s Not Dead.

Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story

AFM: Content Media acquires rights to Mick Ronson doc

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Content’s AFM slate includes Jon Brewer’s Beside Bowie: The Mick Ronson Story.

Ma' Rosa

First Run Features picks up 'Ma' Rosa'

3-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights from Films Distribution to Brillante Mendoza’s Philippines Oscar submission.

Instructions Not Included

Hemisphere invests in Lionsgate's Spanish-language SVOD service

3-Nov-2016 | By

Lionsgate and Hemisphere Media Group, a US and Latin American owner of Spanish-language pay-TV and broadcast networks, have partnered on the upcoming first Spanish-language SVOD service.


AFM: Epic Pictures acquires 'Badsville'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: April Mullen’s gang drama to be introduced at AFM.

Where's the dragon?

AFM: Crimson Forest and Hannover House acquire US rights to 'Where's The Dragon?'

3-Nov-2016 | By

Distribution Workshop sells 3D animation about a young girl who teams up with the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.

Children Royals

AFM: Films Distribution takes sales on Dugain’s 'Children Royals'

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Feature inspired by the true plan to marry off Louis XV to King of Spain’s four-year-old daughter.  

THX 1138

Berlinale sets sci-fi retrospective for 2017

3-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

George Lucas’ THX 1138, Byron Haskin’s The War Of The Worlds and 1918 silent film A Trip To Mars among 27 features set to screen.

Lost Solace

Kaleidoscope strikes three picture deal with genre specialists Jinga

3-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Deal includes sci-fi thrillers The Rift and Lost Solace, and supernatural thriller Through The Shadow.

Trainspotting 2

WATCH: 'Trainspotting 2' full trailer lands

3-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Sequel will be released on January 27 in the UK.

Wanda Group

AFM: UCFTI Expo: Jiang calls on Hollywood to cooperate with China

3-Nov-2016 | By

Wanda Pictures general manager speaks on panel about marketing US films in China.

Suffering Of Ninko

AFM: Asian Shadows picks up erotic Buddhist drama

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong sales company acquires worldwide rights to Norihiro Niwatsukino’s Suffering Of Ninko.

AFM: CJ Entertainment announces raft of deals

3-Nov-2016 | By

Sales confirmed on Asura [pictured], The Housemaid and My Annoying Brother.

The Age Of Shadows

AFM: Finecut seals deals on 'Age Of Shadows', 'The Wailing'

3-Nov-2016 | By

South Korean agent makes sales to UK, Singapore, Thailand, Latin America and more.

AFM: Spotlight brings 'The Sound' to market

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: International sales launched on Rose McGowan horror.

The Bloom Of Yesterday

German tragi-comedy 'Bloom of Yesterday' triumphs in Tokyo

3-Nov-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Chris Kraus’s film exploring inter-generational legacy of the Holocaust scores twice at Tokyo film festival. 

Red Mile

AFM: 79th & Broadway and APL to sell worldwide rights to 'Red Mile'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 79th & Broadway to represent US rights and APL Film to handle international sales of Justin McConnell’s thriller.


AFM: Voltage brings 'Serpent' to market

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Pictures holds international sales rights to Distant Horizon’s thriller.

The Game Changer

AFM: Well Go USA picks up rights to 'The Game Changer'

3-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Texas-based distributor acquires rights for US, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

'Civil War', 'Finding Dory' drive Disney to global box office record

2-Nov-2016 | By

The studio hierarchy announced on Wednesday that it has achieved its biggest year ever on $5.851bn with two tentpoles still to come.

The Young Offenders

AFM: Irish box office hit 'The Young Offenders' secures int’l sales deal

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Carnaby to launch sales on comedy which has grossed more than €1m in Ireland.

Glenn Close

AFM: HanWay boards Glenn Close comedy 'Wilde Wedding'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay boards Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart, Minnie Driver comedy.

Smart Chase

AFM: IMR revs up Orlando Bloom-starrer 'S.M.A.R.T. Chase'

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: UK director Charles Martin directs Shanghai set action-adventure.

Evan Rachel Wood

AFM: Seville International's slate includes 'A Worthy Companion'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales agent will launch sales with Evan Rachel Wood drama.

jean reno

AFM: IM Global takes on 'The Adventurers'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Andy Lau, Shu Qi and Jean Reno [pictured] star in the story of a jewelry heist at the Cannes Film Festival.

Thomas Mann

AFM: The Exchange introduces 'Beef'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: AFM line-up includes Thomas Mann comedy.

Baby Bumps

AFM: Gaumont launches Juliette Binoche comedy 'Baby Bump(s)'

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Binoche-starrer tops comedy driven slate.

Nicole Kidman

Focus to release 'The Beguiled' in June 2017

2-Nov-2016 | By

Production has begun in Louisiana on Sofia Coppola’s Civil War-era drama starring Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

Mélanie Laurent to direct Elle Fanning in crime-thriler 'Galveston'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director, cast join crime-thriller written by True Detective creator.

Borg McEnroe

SF scores with further 'Borg/McEnroe' sales

2-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

SF Studios closes deals on tennis biopic starring Shia La Beouf, car-racing action feature.

The Worthy

AFM: IM Global to launch sales on 'The Worthy'

2-Nov-2016 | By

IM Global’s Anthem label is handling international sales excluding the Middle East at AFM on Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s Arabic action thriller and recent BFI London Film Festival selection.

Matt Dillon Bruno Ganz

Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz to star in von Trier’s 'House That Jack Built'

2-Nov-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Zentropa producer Louise Vesth reveals more details about serial killer story.


Screen Media Ventures boards 'Bokeh' for AFM

2-Nov-2016 | By

The company has acquired worldwide rights to the Iceland-set sci-fi from Zealous Pictures in association with Vintage Pictures and Kansha Films and is introducing to AFM buyers this week.

Jen Gorton

Jen Gorton promoted to svp international sales at Sierra/Affinity

2-Nov-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity has promoted Jen Gorton to senior vice-president of international sales as the AFM kicks off.

A Death in the Gunj

AFM: C International debuts with 'Death In The Gunj' and 'Land Of The Gods'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Indian boutique studio is at AFM for the first time this year.

45 years tom courtenay

AFM: Brian Cox, Tom Courtenay sign up for Hatton Garden heist movie

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: GSP to launch Diamond Geezers written by The Sting writer David S. Ward.

complete unknown

AFM: Great Point launches ambitious slate

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Robert Pattinson western, Michael Douglas-exec’d drama among 10-15 strong slate.


AFM: Raven Banner brings sci-fi action 'Meza'

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit has worldwide sales rights to James Mark’s directorial debut

Karen Gillan

'Doctor Who' star Karen Gillan to direct 'Tupperware Party'

2-Nov-2016 | By

The Scottish actress will write and star in her feature directorial debut as part of an inaugural slate from LA-based development and production company Mt. Hollywood Films.

David Goyer

IM Global Television, David Goyer sign first-look pact

2-Nov-2016 | By

The parties have agreed to an exclusive two-year first-look TV deal that sees Goyer already on board as executive producer on previously announced I, Rebel as well as Golden State.

Cinderella 3D

Ariel Veneziano to run Gold Valley Films International

2-Nov-2016 | By

Full service 3D animation facility Gold Valley Films has brought on the industry veteran to run its new sales outfit and kicks off AFM with Cinderella 3D.

Rocket Science

AFM: Rocket Science launches with buzz slate, first hires

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First interview with new seller about company ambitions.

Quixote’s – The Heirs Of La Mancha

AFM: Studio 100 launches animated Don Quixote spin-off

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Munich-based family entertainment specialist kicks off sales at AFM.

Nordic Film Council prize

'Louder Than Bombs' wins Nordic Council Film Prize

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

It is the first time a Norwegian feature has won the prestigious $52,000 prize. 

Nujoom Al Ghanem

DIFF unveils 2016 IWC Filmmaker Award short-list 

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Three Gulf film-makers in running for prize worth $100,000.

George Best: All By Himself

Dogwoof picks up George Best doc

2-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Distributor strikes theatrical and home entertainment deal for George Best: All By Himself.

A Day

AFM: Finecut launches 'A Day', 'House Of The Disappeared'

2-Nov-2016 | By

Two high-concept genre films are being introduced at this week’s American Film Market.

Eric Mallory Morgan and Teri Schwartz

US Briefs: Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards winners announced

2-Nov-2016 | By

Eric Mallory Morgan of UCLA has won first prize in the 61st annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for his script Tonya.

Living And Other Fictions

Jo Sol’s 'Living And Other Fictions' wins at Cinemed 

2-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Festival devoted to cinema of the Mediterranean basin unfolded in French city of Montpellier Oct 21-29. 

Hilary Swank

US Briefs: Open Road snaps up animation 'Spark'

2-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to the animation Spark, which Double Dutch International represents for sales at the AFM outside the US with the exception of China and South Korea.

The Great Beauty (La Grande Bellezza)

Rai boards Toni Servillo-starring comedy 'Let Yourself Go'

2-Nov-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales company is being directed by Francesco Amato.

Gang Dong won

AFM: Showbox scores 'Vanishing Time' presales

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gang Dong-won stars in the fantasy drama.

Donnie Yen

AFM: Mega-Vision launches 'Chasing The Dragon' sales

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Gangster drama stars Donnie Yen and Andy Lau.

The Hippopotamus

AFM: Truffle finds comedy 'Dateless', action-adventure 'The Gaelic King'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Fledgling UK sales outfit Truffle Pictures launches first market slate.

Jack Campbell

AFM: Former Premiere Entertainment exec launches Octane Entertainment

2-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Campbell’s Octane brings nine titles to AFM

Willow Shields

AFM: Metro International heads 'Into The Rainbow'

2-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards 3D family fantasy with Willow Shields.

AFM: Level of registered UK companies surges 16%

1-Nov-2016 | By

On the eve of the market, AFM executives said the number of registered UK exhibitors will reach its highest level since 2009 despite concerns over a punishing exchange rate in light of the Brexit vote.

Evan Peters

Sierra, Film4, AI Film team on 'American Animals' with Evan Peters

1-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: X-Men and American Horror Story star to lead Bart Layton’s heist movie; Lava Bear among executives on Raw production.

Genna Terranova

Tribeca Film Festival director Genna Terranova to depart

1-Nov-2016 | By

Terranova announced on Tuesday she is relocating with her family from New York to Los Angeles.

Sanford Panitch

Sony launches China Writers Initiative

1-Nov-2016 | By

The studio wants to host Chinese writers with the goal of creating successful co-productions and Hollywood films that appeal to Chinese audiences.

Bill Nighy

AFM: Bill Nighy to lead comedy 'Triple Word Score'

1-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: DDI to launch sales on feature from The Railway Man screen-writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.

Amma Asante's wartime race drama 'Where Hands Touch' begins in Belgium

1-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, Tom Sweet join drama sold by Protagonist.

Mireille Enos

AFM: Premiere Entertainment Group takes 'You Were Never Here'

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based company arrives at AFM with international rights to psychological thriller starring Mireille Enos from executive producers Zachary Quinto and Neal Dodson.

Luke Evans Kelly Reilly

Altitude boards Luke Evans, Kelly Reilly hostage thriller '10x10'

1-Nov-2016 | By Tom Grater

Noel Clarke has written the screenplay and produces with Jason Maza for their banner Unstoppable.


AFM: Red Sea Media to launch sales on 'Mystic Game'

1-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich will introduce international buyers this week to Kinodanz’s Russian fantasy adventure, which takes its place on the roster alongside Scott Eastwood starrer Ecstasia.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson, Neil Jordan team on 'The Trainer'

1-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

HanWay to commence sales on drama from Sully writer at the AFM.

IFC Films to distribute 'Queen Of The Desert'

1-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to Werner Herzog’s drama starring Nicole Kidman and James Franco and will release in spring 2017.

SPC acquires Michael Haneke’s 'Happy End'

1-Nov-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American and Latin American rights to the Austrian auteur’s upcoming French production which wrapped in late August.

The Orchard picks up 'Carrie Pilby'

1-Nov-2016 | By

The North American deal on the Bel Powley starrer follows the film’s recent world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.


GFM Films launches animation label

1-Nov-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Two titles join previously announced co-pro with former Simpsons animation producer Bill Schultz and China Film Group.

Pierce Brosnan

EFA to honour Pierce Brosnan

1-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Former James Bond actor will receive the European Achievement in World Cinema award.

'I, Daniel Blake' leads 2016 BIFA nominations

1-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow, Tom Grater

American Honey, Notes On Blindness, Adult Life Skills, Under The Shadow also score multiple noms.

alex lawther

Alex Lawther joins 'Ghost Stories' as shoot kicks off

1-Nov-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Actor joins the cast of supernatural thriller starring Paul Whitehouse, Martin Freeman.

James Franco

AFM: Germany’s Tiberius acquires James Franco’s 'Future World'

1-Nov-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

The Munich-based distributor seals deals on eve of market, including for Elijah Wood-produced The Greasy Strangler.

Asian Three-Fold Mirror

Tokyo: ‘Three-Fold Mirror’ reflects Japan’s Asian ambitions

31-Oct-2016 | By

Omnibus project Asian Three-Fold Mirror 2016: Reflections forms part of Japan’s drive to build links with Southeast Asia.

Brenton Thwaites

AFM: Brenton Thwaites joins 'Entry Level'

31-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The rising star will play the lead in the action thriller from Practical Pictures, which 13 Films will introduce to international buyers this week.


Respected UK producer Simon Relph dies aged 76

31-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

UK film industry veteran was the founding CEO of British Screen and chairman of BAFTA; his credits included Comrades [pictured].

Ed Rubin

Ed Rubin joins Scott Free London

31-Oct-2016 | By

The former Origin Pictures head of film and television will serve as managing director at Ridley Scott’s production company.

Michael Sheen

US Briefs: Amazon Studios to co-finance, distribute 'Brad's Status'

31-Oct-2016 | By

Amazon Studios will co-finance the dramatic comedy with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) and distribute in North America.

Gerard Butler Joe Alwyn

Gerard Butler, Joe Alwyn to head psychological thriller 'Keepers'

31-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

Protagonist Pictures will introduce the project to buyers at the AFM.

Hannes Holm

'Ove' director to shoot Ted Gärdestad story

31-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Hannes Holm, the director of Sweden’s Oscar submission, will direct the story of Swedish pop star Ted Gärdestad.

The Trouble With You

AFM: MK2 boards Pierre Salvadori's 'The Trouble With You'

31-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French Riviera-set ensemble romantic comedy to co-star Adèle Haenel, Audrey Tautou, Vincent Elbaz and Damien Bonnard.

Cash Only

AFM: 108 Media unveils genre label slate

31-Oct-2016 | By

The Toronto-based sales agent on Monday announced the latest roster of international acquisitions under its 108 Madcap label.


AFM: Alex Pettyfer to lead Katyn thriller 'The Last Witness'

31-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: GFM Films to launch world sales on post-war thriller about the mass murder of 22,000 Poles.

Paper Year

AFM: Myriad to launch sales on 'Paper Year'

31-Oct-2016 | By

First Generation Films has commenced production in Toronto on the drama starring Eve Hewson and Avan Jogia.

Mechanic Ressurection

China box office: 'Resurrection' leads, 'Inferno' rules weekend

31-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Jason Stratham’s Mechanic: Resurrection held onto its weekly lead, while Inferno topped the three-day weekend chart.

Rock Dog

J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson voiced 'Rock Dog' gets UK deal

31-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Altitude Film Distribution acquires family animation Rock Dog featuring J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson and Eddie Izzard.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' conjures up $86m international debut (update)

31-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 31 UPDATE: Marvel Studios’ latest opens top in all-but two of its 33 opening territories.


Krakow Film Foundation launches doc-focused sales outfit at DOK Leipzig

31-Oct-2016 | By

Titles on its debut slate include Wojciech Kasperski’s award-winning Icon [pictured].

People Just Do Nothing

Roughcut duo reunite for film venture

31-Oct-2016 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Feature film outfit Who’s On First will focus on producing mainstream comedies and dramas with transatlantic appeal.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' tops 'Trolls' at UK box office

31-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel offering posts fifth-biggest opening for the brand in the UK with six-day bow of $11.24m (£9.23m).


'Inferno' up in flames on $14.9m US launch (update)

30-Oct-2016 | By

OCTOBER 31 UPDATE: Sony’s latest episode in the adventures of Robert Landgdon starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones fizzled out at the box office with a dismal confirmed $14.9m debut in 3,576 theatres.

AFM: Tom Hardy to star in Al Capone film 'Fonzo'

29-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Walton’s Bloom has introduced a major project on the eve of the market, injecting life into what has been an unusually slow build-up.

Miss Peregrine

China quota expands with 'Miss Peregrine', 'Sully' releases

29-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Hollywood titles including Sully and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children have been given China release dates, pushing the annual quota beyond the usual 34 titles.

AFM: The Weinstein Company to introduce horror 'Polaroid'

29-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Weinstein Company will begin sales in Santa Monica on the upcoming feature version of Lars Klevberg’s horror short.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' to cast spell over global box office

28-Oct-2016 | By

Marvel Studios’ latest adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch will almost certainly usurp Jack Reacher: Never Go Back when it launches via Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International this weekend.

Patriots Day

'Patriots Day' lands AFI FEST closing night slot

28-Oct-2016 | By

In another coup for a festival that has been growing in prestige, CBS Films’ potential awards contender starring Mark Wahlberg will close the event on November 17.

20th Century Fox

US Briefs: 20th Century Fox chief comms officer to leave

28-Oct-2016 | By

Chris Petrikin, chief communications officer for 20th Century Fox, will leave the studio at the end of the year.

AFM: Rebecca Ferguson joins 'The Lady And The Panda'

28-Oct-2016 | By

The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea has announced casting on the UK-China co-production ahead of the Santa Monica market next week.

Grass Stains

AFM: Concourse Film Trade picks up 'Grass Stains'

28-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ company has acquired worldwide rights to the drama from Haven Entertainment and Bow and Arrow Entertainment starring Tye Sheridan and Kaitlyn Dever.

Robert Redford

AFM: Robert Redford, Casey Affleck to star in 'The Old Man And The Gun'

28-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Rocket Science to handle sales at the upcoming AFM.


'Moonlight' finds French distributor

28-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: A24 has closed a key deal on Barry Jenkins’s awards season heavyweight.

AFM: Casey Affleck to star in 'Villain'

28-Oct-2016 | By

Sierra/Affinity is launching sales next week on Black Bear Pictures’ crime drama to star this season’s Oscar frontrunner.

Kaleidoscope, Head Gear ink multi-movie deal with Jonathan English

28-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK seller/distributor teams with financier to back director’s company Balkanic.

The Young Astronauts

STX to grow production capabilities through The Young Astronauts deal

28-Oct-2016 | By

The Burbank-based company announced on Friday a deal with the Toronto interactive media producers to partner on original short-form content for music, celebrity talent and brands.

Tokyo: Matsuzaka joins cast of Chen Kaige’s 'Kukai'

28-Oct-2016 | By

Japanese actress joins cast of Chen Kaige’s [pictured] Chinese-Japanese co-production, which is currently in production in China.  

Lady of the Lake

'Diamond Island', 'Lady Of The Lake' scoop top prizes in Mumbai

28-Oct-2016 | By

Other winners included Ralitza Petrova’s Godless and The Narrow Path, directed by Satish Babusenan and Santosh Babusenan.

The Sense Of An Ending

Farrell promoted at Origin, Ed Rubin departs

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Farrell will be replacing Rubin as head of film and television.

The Time Of Their Lives

AFM: Independent boards Joan Collins comedy

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The Time Of Their Lives is written and directed by Roger Goldby.

Baden Baden

MUBI announces first US theatrical release with 'Baden Baden'

28-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Curated subscription VOD service MUBI enters the US theatrical marketplace with its premiere of Rachel Lang’s Baden Baden.


TrustNordisk picks up action thriller 'Darkland'

28-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

TrustNordisk will handle international sales on director Fenar Ahmad’s second feature film Darkland.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' leads social media buzz chart

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel offering opened in the UK on Tuesday (October 25).


North American Briefs: 'Split' joins AFI FEST Special Screening roster

28-Oct-2016 | By

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror thriller stars James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities.

Mikael Fellenius

Mikael Fellenius to become CEO at Film Väst

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Göteborg Film Festival’s former leader will succeed Tomas Eskilsson from January 1, 2017.

I Remember You

AFM: TrustNordisk acquires horror 'I Remember You'

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Oskar Thór Axelsson’s second feature is based on Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s best-selling novel.

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Going Places

First look: John Turturro in 'Lebowski' spin-off 'Going Places'

28-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The director-star is reprising his role as Jesus Quintana from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic.

Rachel Weisz

FilmNation, Film4 team on 'Disobedience'

27-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation boards romantic drama starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Young Offenders

Irish comedy 'The Young Offenders' scores multi-territory deal

27-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo nabs US, UK, Australia rights on cocaine comedy which has grossed more than €1m in Ireland.

This Beautiful Fantastic

Samuel Goldwyn, AMBI to release 'This Beautiful Fantastic'

27-Oct-2016 | By

Samuel Goldwyn Films and AMBI Group will partner on the US theatrical release of Simon Aboud’s drama starring Jessica Brown Findlay and Tom Wilkinson.

Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy

AFM: Shoreline signs up for 'Bad Kids Of Crestview Academy'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sean Astin and Gina Gershon star in the tongue-in-cheek mystery thriller sequel.

Orlando Parfitt

Screen hires senior editor, appoints deputy editor

27-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Orlando Parfitt joins as senior editor – online. Andreas Wiseman is promoted to deputy editor and Tom Grater becomes deputy online editor.

Michael Caine

AFM: Fortitude International boards 'Coup D’Etat'

27-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fortitude boards satirical comedy starring Michael Caine, Odeya Rush, Katie Holmes, Jason Biggs and Seth Green.

Beyond The Gates

UK, Australia, China deals for horror 'Beyond The Gates'

27-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Jinga inks international deals on horror previously sold to IFC Midnight; takes Serbian thriller Incarnation for sales and remake rights.


Creative Industries Federation publishes Brexit Report

27-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Report aimed at tackling short-term challenges and securing longer-term success for the UK creative industries sector.

Singapore Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

27-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Upcoming 27th edition to open with Asian premiere of Dain Iskandar Said’s Interchange on November 23.

Glasgow Film Theatre

Full programme unveiled for This Way Up 2016

27-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

The annual exhibition conference is taking place at Glasgow Film Theatre.

Andrew Cripps appointed to key Fox distribution role

26-Oct-2016 | By

The industry veteran currently serves as president of IMAX International and is expected to join the studio in January 2017.

A Dark Song

AFM: Kaleidoscope boards Steve Oram horror 'A Dark Song'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

EXCLUSIVE: Liam Gavin’s occult horror stars Sightseers’ Steve Oram.


Former Busan chief given suspended jail sentence

26-Oct-2016 | By

Lee Yong-kwan and three other former festival executives given suspended jail sentences by Busan District Court.

Greg Schenz

13 Films hires Greg Schenz as vice-president

26-Oct-2016 | By

The former Endgame executive Greg Schenz has joined the sales and finance company and will spearhead financing and packaging of film and television projects.

Netflix logo

Netflix orders Scandi thriller series 'The Rain'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

The series is set after a devastating biological catastrophe.

Susanne Bier

Susanne Bier to deliver keynote at Screen Film Summit

26-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Speakers confirmed for the annual summit, which will take place November 24 at Picturehouse Central, include Andy Harries, Tim O’Shea, Tristan Goligher, Faye Ward, Eve Gabereau, Chris Green and David Hancock; finance breakout area new addition.

Let Me Go

AFM: Evolutionary Films to launch sci-fi 'Oceanus', Nazi drama 'Let Me Go'

26-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

London-based sales and production company boards Juliet Stevenson and Malcolm McDowell projects.

Black Angel

Moscow KinoPoisk: Roger Christian readies 'Black Angel', Latido boards debut

26-Oct-2016 | By

KFM: Russian investor boards ‘Black Angel’ remake, ‘made in Russia’ blockbusters, KFM pitching winners, Latido picks up Ukrainian debut

Buster’s Mal Heart

US Briefs: Well Go USA acquires 'Buster’s Mal Heart'

26-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American and select international rights to Sarah Adina Smith’s recent Toronto premiere.

Battle Of Wits

Tokyo: Producers talk China-Japan collaboration

25-Oct-2016 | By

A trio of high-profile Chinese film executives discussed the reasons why the Chinese and Japanese film industries are not regular collaborators at the Japan Content Showcase (JCS) on Tuesday.

David Tennant

AFM: DDI boards David Tennant rom-com 'You, Me And Him'

25-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: DDI boards rom-com starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay, David Tennant and Simon Bird of The Inbetweeners.

AFM: Voltage to tempt buyers with 'All Eyez On Me'

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Los Angeles company will introduce international sales next week on Morgan Creek Productions’ Tupac Shakur biopic.

Charlie Hunnam

AFM: IM Global to fully finance Drake Doremus romance 'Zoe'

25-Oct-2016 | By

The company has joined Scott Free Productions on the previously untitled project starring Charlie Hunnam and Léa Seydoux and will commence international sales at the Santa Monica market next week.


Jack O’Connell to star as designer Alexander McQueen

25-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pathé has set a spring 2017 start date for principal photography on DJ Films production from director Andrew Haigh.

Olga Kurylenko

AFM: Olga Kurylenko joins 'Jane Millen' for 13 Films

25-Oct-2016 | By

The actress will play the lead in the thriller which the Los Angeles-based company will finance and introduce to worldwide buyers next week.

Laurie Holden

Seville International boards 'Pyewacket' for AFM

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Canadian sales company heads to the Santa Monica market with worldwide rights to the occult horror film starring Laurie Holden.

All I See Is You

Open Road acquires 'All I See Is You'

25-Oct-2016 | By

Mark Forster’s recent Toronto world premiere starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke has found its US home.

Boys In The Trees

AFM: Myriad Pictures boards 'Boys In The Trees'

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Santa Monica-based sales, production and financing company has boarded international rights to Mushroom Pictures’ coming-of-age horror film following its world premiere in Venice Horizons.


'Moana', 'Miss Sloane' secure AFI FEST world premiere slots

25-Oct-2016 | By

Walt Disney Animation Studios and EuropaCorp have landed for awards season and will play in Special Screenings at the Los Angeles festival’s 30th anniversary edition.

Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke talks new projects, arthouse distribution

25-Oct-2016 | By

Speaking at Mumbai Film Festival, where he’s receiving the Excellence In Cinema Award, director Jia Zhangke reveals plans for China’s new arthouse circuit and details of his new company Fabula.

IMAX, Vue to open second Denmark site

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: IMAX and Vue International are partnering on a second IMAX theatre following the commercial success of Copenhagen venue.

Steel Country

Exclusive first look: Andrew Scott in crime-thriller 'Steel Country'

25-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Sherlock and Pride star in AFM-bound thriller from The King’s Speech producer.

Aardman, Studiocanal plan 'Shaun The Sheep Movie 2'

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Pre-production will begin in January 2017 on the animated sequel, again directed by Richard Starzak.

Kenichi Matsuyama, Shinzo Abe, Meryl Streep

Tokyo: Shinzo Abe, Meryl Streep kick off festival

25-Oct-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe jostled for the spotlight with Meryl Streep at the opening night of this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.


AFM: Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård join thriller 'The Kill Team'

25-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Cornerstone will commence sales of the feature film adaptation of Dan Krauss’s acclaimed documentary The Kill Team at AFM.

Shed Skin Papa

Tokyo: Golden Network picks up Shed Skin Papa

25-Oct-2016 | By

Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to Tokyo competition title Shed Skin Papa.

creative england

Creative England selects 16 producers for diversity schemes

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Creative England has selected the participants for new producer initiatives aimed at developing industry outside of London.

Isabelle Fauchet

Event Cinema Association creates advisory committee

25-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

ECA’s Isabelle Fauchet [pictured] chairs the committee, which also includes Vue’s Johnny Carr, Picturehouse’s Marc Allenby and Cineplex’s Brad LaDouceur, among others.

Rise of the Footsoldier: The Beginning

Sequel to home ent hit 'Rise of the Footsoldier' underway in Marbella

25-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Principal photography has started on the third instalment in the lucrative UK crime franchise; Carnaby to sell at AFM.

Stefan Zweig

Edge buys multiple territories on 'Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe'

25-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Edge Entertainment has acquired Maria Schrader’s Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe for the Nordic region (excluding Denmark except for pay-TV rights) and the Baltics.

Cold Feet

120 jobs to go as Brexit bites ITV

25-Oct-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

ITV is to make 120 jobs redundant across its business to “futureproof” following Brexit.


Americas Briefs: 'Inferno' crosses $100M worldwide

25-Oct-2016 | By

The Dan Brown adaptation starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones has surged past the milestone after ten days.


AFM exclusive: Toni Servillo to star in Matteo Garrone's 'Pinocchio'

24-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: HanWay to sell live-action feature produced by Jeremy Thomas and Jean Labadie; shoot set for spring 2017.


Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Spain team for Pinochet thriller

24-Oct-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

EXCLUSIVE: Global Screen to handle sales on co-pro about a failed attempt to kill Augusto Pinochet in 1986.

US Briefs: Effie Brown tells producers forum, ‘Nobody has the answers’

24-Oct-2016 | By

The producer of Dear White People (pictured) and In The Cut delivered words of encouragement in her keynote address at the Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles at the weekend.

Shield Of Straw

EuropaCorp joins 'Shield Of Straw' remake

24-Oct-2016 | By

The company is partnering with All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW), Nippon Television and Chris and Paul Weitz’s production company Depth Of Field.

The Exchange to sell 'The Lady And The Panda'

24-Oct-2016 | By

CEO Brian O’Shea announced the new signing on Monday ahead of next week’s AFM in Santa Monica.

Lies We Tell

Spotlight Pictures brings eight new titles to AFM

24-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team head to Santa Monica with a sales roster featuring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel, among others.

Double Date

AFM: Film Constellation boards comedy-horror 'Double Date'

24-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First look at feature starring Michael Socha, Georgia Groome; Matt Wilkinson, Maggie Monteith produce; Dexter Fletcher among cameos.

Shannon Purser

AFM: 'Stranger Things' star Shannon Purser joins 'Wish Upon'

24-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Netflix’s Stranger Things actress joins Joey King in Broad Green Pictures production; Mister Smith to sell at AFM.

The Incident

Birds Eye View backs first UK release

24-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK charity and former festival teams with Verve to release Jane Linfoot drama.


UK box office: 'Trolls' sings to top spot as 'I, Daniel Blake' sets Loach record

24-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back shoots to non-final $3.28m (£2.68m) bow from 518 sites.

Andrea Occhipinti in Rome

Rome: 'More public money needed for distribution', say execs

24-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Experts on MIA/Europa Distribution panel also discussed the importance of territoriality in European deals and need for diversification to mitigate risk.


China box office: 'Mechanic: Resurrection' takes down 'Operation Mekong'

24-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Crime-thriller Resurrection takes down Operation Mekong; Heartfall Arises opens in third.

World Soundtrack Awards

Ghent awards 'A Quiet Passion', Jeremy Thomas, Ryuichi Sakamoto

24-Oct-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Jury led by Jeremy Thomas awards Terence Davies title with top award.

Mark O'Rowe

IFB backs O'Rowe debut, Lanthimos, 'The Young Offenders' follow-up

24-Oct-2016 | By Esther McCarthy

The Irish Film Board backs production funding for the directoral debut from the Intermission and Boy A writer.

Gary Alazraki

True Colours makes first int'l acquisition with 'Almost Paradise'

24-Oct-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Gary Alazraki’s new feature finds international sales and co-production partner at Rome’s MIA market.

Personal Affairs team in Haifa

Haifa awards go to 'Personal Affairs,' 'The Distinguished Citizen'

24-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Festival’s Mix Programme $65,000 production grant was awarded to Rony and Riyad.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' shoots to $59.1m worldwide (update)

24-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 24 UPDATE: Sony’s Inferno will soon cross the $100m mark at the overseas box office.

US Briefs: 'Sieranevada', 'Olli Mäki' win at Chicago

24-Oct-2016 | By

Cristi Puiu’s Romanian drama won the Gold Hugo for best film in International Feature Competition as the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival wrapped at the weekend.

AT&T in $85.4bn Time Warner bid

23-Oct-2016 | By

UPDATE: AT&T clarified in a Securities And Exchange Commission filing on Monday that it was pursuing Time Warner and not the cable operator Time Warner Cable.


Moonlight scores huge limited debut in North America (update)

23-Oct-2016 | By

OCTOBER 24 UPDATE: The first film to be produced and fully financed by A24 delivered a timely opening weekend heading into awards season as Lionsgate’s Boo! A Madea Halloween ruled the session on a confirmed $28.5m.

The White King

Tallinn Black Nights: 'The White King' among first features competition

22-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

UK dystopian drama starring Jonathan Pryce and Agyness Deyn will have its international premiere at the festival.

The Devil's Candy

IFC Midnight acquires 'The Devil’s Candy'

21-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Snoot Entertainment’s horror film following the recent premiere in Tor

Margot Robbie

Len Blavatnik's AI to finance Tonya Harding film starring Margot Robbie

21-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Sierra/Affinity to handle sales at AFM on Craig Gillespie drama-biopic I, Tonya.

Eduardo Cisneros

SPIP signs pact with Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman

21-Oct-2016 | By

Sony Pictures International Productions said on Friday it has agreed to a multi-year development deal with the Mexico and Los Angeles-based filmmakers.

Curzon boss warns of global admissions drop

21-Oct-2016 | By

Curzon boss talks admissions, Soho venue and Netflix collaboration during Screen Exhibitors’ Forum.

Meryl Streep

Rome: Meryl Streep reveals the director she would most like to work with

21-Oct-2016 | By Gabriele Niola

Streep talked Michael Cimino, writing her own lines and a British obsession with class during a Rome masterclass.

European Union

Screen Exhibitors' Forum: cinema execs mull Brexit fallout

21-Oct-2016 | By

Panel considered Brexit through the lens of independent cinema.

Tallinn Black Nights POFF

Tallinn: Baltic Event and Main Competition line-up revealed

21-Oct-2016 | By

Screen Pitch competition line-up; Queen Of Spades opens Main Competition.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' dominates social media buzz chart

21-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Inferno still receiving a lot of online attention this week.


Alibaba Pictures secures film rights to book series 'Warriors'

21-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Book series about warring cats to be developed as kids movie franchise.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston joins cast of Nick Park's 'Early Man'

21-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Hiddleston to voice the villainous Lord Nooth in next Aardman/Studiocanal collaboration.

The Crew

Top-grossing Russian film of 2016 secures deals

21-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

EXCLUSIVE: Central Partnership announces South America deals for their 2016 disaster movie, The Crew.

US Daily: 'Jackie' earns AFI FEST centrepiece slot

21-Oct-2016 | By

Fox Searchlight’s big awards season contender will screen at the festival on November 14.

Disney, Fox, Picturehouse win big at Screen Awards 2016

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney wins Distributor Of The Year; Fox and Picturehouse each take home four awards.

National Arthouse Film Alliance launch

China launches new arthouse circuit for imported and local films

20-Oct-2016 | By Liz Shackleton and Silvia Wong

EXCLUSIVE: China Film Archive set to distribute both foreign and local arthouse titles through new theatrical circuit that creates a long-awaited third channel for imported films. 

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

'UK industry thriving as a whole', says ComScore analyst

20-Oct-2016 | By

Industry analyst Lucy Jones spoke about the UK box office at the Screen Exhibitors’ Forum in London.


MIPCOM: Shonda Rhimes, Adi Hasak and the power of local content

20-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Writer and creator Shonda Rhimes looks back at career; maverick showrunner Adi Hasak; MIPCOM posts record attendance.


US Briefs: Tribeca, Chanel unveil second Through Her Lens

20-Oct-2016 | By

Tribeca Enterprises and Chanel have announced the second annual Through Her Lens: The Tribeca Chanel Women’s Filmmaker Program to support new and emerging US-based female writers and directors of short-form narrative films. 

La La Land

'La La Land' secures AFI FEST centrepiece slot

20-Oct-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s lauded romantic musical will screen at the festival on November 15.

Manchester By The Sea Casey Affleck

'Manchester' dominates Gothams nominations

20-Oct-2016 | By

Kenneth Lonergan’s drama declared its awards season credentials on Thursday with four nods for the 26th annual IFP Gotham Awards.

AFM: Kirsten Dunst's directorial debut 'The Bell Jar' finds sales home

20-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Cornerstone boards drama based on Sylvia Plath’s classic.


Momentum Pictures acquires 'Brimstone'

20-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from CAA to the western-thriller starring Dakota Fanning and Kit Harrington.

Dearest Sister

Horror streaming service Shudder launches in the UK

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Upcoming exclusive titles include LFF title Dearest Sister and French series Beyond The Walls.

Dubai launches Investors Club aimed at private financiers

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Dubai Film Festival initiative is aimed at private financiers looking to invest in the film industry.

The LEGO Batman Movie

IMAX and Warner Bros extend partnership

20-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Multi-picture worldwide agreement includes notable 2017 titles Kong: Skull Island and The LEGO Batman Movie.


Former Organic boss Emma McCorkell launches Team PR

20-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EXCLUSIVE: Former Organic managing director launches PR company with entertainment focus.

World Of Locations

AFM: Screen International to host World of Locations networking breakfast

20-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Exclusive networking event will include production case studies and Q&As with local film commissions.

Kristen Figeroid

Kristen Figeroid joins Bloom

19-Oct-2016 | By

Heading into the AFM, Alex Walton has brought on the highly regarded executive as president of international sales and distribution.

Rory Culkin

VICE Films boards 'Lords Of Chaos'

19-Oct-2016 | By

The company will finance with Insurgent Media, 20th Century Fox and Chimney Pot the sensational story of Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.

Baltasar Kormakur

Baltasar Kormákur acquires vast "film village" site in Iceland

19-Oct-2016 | By David D'Arcy

Director’s RVK Studios, producer of TV series Trapped, buys space outside Reykjavik as potential home for local and foreign shoots.

Glenn Close

Glenn Close drama 'The Wife' closes finance, sets shoot date

19-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Shoot due to get underway on October 31; Embankment handles sales.


'Neruda', 'The Untamed' to screen at AFI FEST

19-Oct-2016 | By

Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar contender and Amat Escalante’s latest film will feature among the festival’s World Cinema selection.


AFM: TF1 picks up sales on bullying drama '1.54'

19-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Xavier Dolan collaborator Antoine Olivier Pilon has just opened in French-speaking Canada to strong reviews and box office.

La Traviata

Rai Com adds Sofia Coppola’s 'La Traviata' to All’Opera strand

19-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Big budget, 4K recording captured performance of sell-out production at Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera last May.


US Briefs: LeEco launches US consumer business

19-Oct-2016 | By

The Chinese consumer electronics company kicked off its US consumer business in San Francisco on Wednesday.

America To Me

MIPCOM: Participant boards Steve James's 'America To Me'

19-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

America To Me, capturing life at a top Chicago high school championing diversity, is Participant Media’s first unscripted series.

US Briefs: Gareth Edwards to give SXSW keynote

18-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: NATO announces Q3 average US ticket price; Samuel Goldwyn picks up 100 Streets; and more…

Paul Hanson

Covert Media boards 'Resurface'

18-Oct-2016 | By

Paul Hanson’s Los Angeles-based company has hired double Oscar-winning effects ace Paul Franklin to direct the first film greenlit under the partnership with Broken Road Productions.


Michael Moore reveals 'Trumpland' surprise

18-Oct-2016 | By

The documentary filmmaker used social media on Tuesday to promote his latest film about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Cannes Croisette

MIPCOM, day two: WME IMG's Rice discusses film-TV crossover

18-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

UPDATE: ZDF Enterprises, Fisher King, BeIN and Netflix deals; FMI acquires War Child doc sales rights.

kiefer sutherland

MIPCOM: “Television is where it’s at,” says Kiefer Sutherland

18-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Canadian actor talks Designated Survivor, rise of TV and how he nearly turned down 24

Abbey Hoes

Paradigm signs Abbey Hoes 

18-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The 22-year-old Dutch rising talent was a Shooting Star Award selection at the 2015 Berlinale.

Daniel Takes A Train

Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles to celebrate 1956 revolution

18-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The festival presented by Bunyik Entertainment will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution when it runs in Santa Monica at the Laemmle Monica Film Center from October 21-27.


Alice Lowe’s 'Prevenge' lands AFI FEST slot

18-Oct-2016 | By

AFI FEST top brass unveiled on Tuesday the New Auteurs, Shorts, American Independents and Midnight sections.

David Shepheard

David Shepheard named first Vancouver Film Commissioner

18-Oct-2016 | By

The former London’s Former Film Commissioner has joined the newly created Vancouver Film & Media Centre and will be tasked with raising the profile of the third largest production hub in North America.

Ireland's Ardmore Studios hits the market

18-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

Ireland’s largest and leading studio, which housed Oscar winner Braveheart, is now up for sale.

Hugh Grant

Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson join 'Paddington 2'

18-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Principal photography for Studiocanal and David Heyman’s Paddington sequel is now underway for a November 10, 2017 UK release.


MIPCOM: Pure Flix lines up sales roster

18-Oct-2016 | By

The Los Angeles-based family and faith-based content provider is in Cannes talking to international buyers on a trio of new series.

The Bromley Boys

UK football feature 'The Bromley Boys' kicks off

18-Oct-2016 | By Kristen Klemens

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot underway on crowd-funded feature starring Game Of Thrones’ Brenock O’Connor, Alan Davies, Martine McCutcheon and Adam Deacon.

Doug Liman

MIPCOM: YouTube teams with Doug Liman on original sci-fi series 'Impulse'

18-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Series among trio of new original shows announced by YouTube at MIPCOM Keynote.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' director plots remake of Finland's first movie 'The Moonshiners'

18-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Juho Kuosmanen is plotting a silent film based on the 1907 slapstick comedy.

I Daniel Blake

Stockholm Film Festival to open with 'I, Daniel Blake'

18-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The 27th edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival (Nov 9 - 20) will present 200 films from 70 countries.

Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur named jury president of Macao's first film fest

18-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Elizabeth director to preside over IFFAM, China.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda unveils 40% cash rebate

17-Oct-2016 | By

UPDATE: Dalian Wanda chairman Wang Jianlin on Monday evening announced what has been called “China’s first internationally competitive incentives programme” and unveiled further details of the Wanda Studios Qingdao project as part of an $8.2bn complex under construction in China.

Captain America Civil War

2016 record international year for Disney

17-Oct-2016 | By

The Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday the year-to-date has already delivered a company record $3.5664bn at the international box office.


'Inferno' rules international markets on $50m (update)

17-Oct-2016 | By

OCTOBER 17 UPDATE: Seven years after Angels & Demons, the Tom Hanks and Ron Howard reunion delivered an estimated $50m from 53 markets via Sony ahead of the October 28 North American release.


MIPCOM: Cinedigm Entertainment broadens remit

17-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based distributor is in Cannes meeting potential partners about a range of distribution opportunities that go beyond its traditional and ongoing North American operations.

Brad Pitt

Huahua Media invests in Paramount’s 'Allied'

17-Oct-2016 | By

Paramount sources announced the development on Monday ahead of next month’s release of the WWII romantic thriller starring Brat Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

Andrew Haigh

MIPCOM, day one: Andrew Haigh, See-Saw, BBC team on Arctic thriller

17-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

UPDATE: Andrew Davies tribute, Beta, Studiocanal deals; The Halcyon, Mata Hari set the tone for market awash with high-end drama.

girl on the train

'The Girl On The Train' retains UK lead as 'Miss Saigon' sings to record opening

17-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance records the biggest-ever debut for an event cinema release.

Stranger Things

Subscriber growth boosts Netflix 3Q 2016 earnings

17-Oct-2016 | By

The streaming giant on Monday reported that global members increased by 3.6m in the third quarter, sending shares up after hours by 20% from $19.75 to $119.67.


Kaleidoscope boards animation 'Little Princess' for MIP, AFM

17-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: KFD will represent Little Princess & The Legend of Blue Foot for international sales and distribute in the UK.

Operation Mekong

China box office: 'BFG' can't dethrone 'Operation Mekong'

17-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Operation Mekong leads again, nears $150m; BFG opens in third.


Sheffield Doc/Fest appoints director of film programming

17-Oct-2016 | By

Current head of film at BRITDOC appointed to executive role.

Danny DeVito

Expanding Mallorca Film Festival sets 2016 programme

17-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fifth edition to host actors including Danny DeVito and will open with El Destierro; Oasis doc to get special screening.


Isabelle Huppert talks Oscar prospects and challenging rape drama 'Elle'

17-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

“I’ll let myself be surprised, as my good friend Michael Haneke would say,” says French actress about Oscar prospects.

A Good Wife

Karanović’s 'A Good Wife' wins €50,000 ArteKino audience award

17-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First edition of pan-European online festival is a joint initiative between Arte and Festival Scope.

Altitude acquires James Baldwin doc 'I Am Not Your Negro'

17-Oct-2016 | By

Raoul Peck’s feature doc about writer James Baldwin scored an audience award in Toronto.

The Accountant

'The Accountant' wins North American weekend on $24.7m (update)

16-Oct-2016 | By

Warner Bros’ Ben Affleck thriller stormed to the top of the charts on a confirmed $24.7m as Universal’s comedy tour film Kevin Hart: What Now? debuted at number three on $11.8m.

Marcos Carnevale

US Briefs: GEMS honour for Marcos Carnevale

16-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: Robert De Niro in line for FSLC Chaplin Award; and more…

The Other End

'The Other End' triumphs in Rio

16-Oct-2016 | By

Felipe Sholl’s feature directorial debut earned top honours as the 18th edition of the Rio Film Festival concluded on Sunday night by honouring new voices of Brazilian cinema.

Busan Cinema Centre

Busan’s New Currents Award goes to 'Knife', 'Donor'

15-Oct-2016 | By

The 21st Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) wrapped on Saturday with its New Currents Award going to two Chinese debut features - Wang Xuebo’s The Knife In The Clear Water and Zang Qiwu’s The Donor.

Certain Women

BFI LFF: 'Certain Women' scoops top prize; 2016 attendance breaks record

15-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

LFF Awards winners include Kelly Reichardt; audience attendance increases 18% from 2015 to record-breaking 184,700.

The Comedian

'The Comedian' to premiere at AFI FEST

14-Oct-2016 | By

The awards prospect starring Robert De Niro will receive its world premiere as a special screening on November 11.

The White King

The Little Film Company to sell 'The White King'

14-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Little has picked up worldwide sales rights to the dystopian drama by husband-and-wife team Alex Helfrecht and Jörg Tittel ahead of its international premiere at Tallinn Black Nights next month.

Jennifer Cochis

Jennifer Cochis promoted to LAFF director

14-Oct-2016 | By

Film Independent announced the promotion on Friday.


Top Korean directors, actors on government blacklist

14-Oct-2016 | By

Park Chan-wook and actor Song Kang-ho are reportedly on a blacklist created by president Park Geun-hye’s office denying them government support.

Day 5

Cinedigm eyes MIPCOM international sales on Rooster Teeth slate

14-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into the market, Los Angeles-based Cinedigm has expanded its relationship with Rooster Teeth to encompass international sales on a trio of titles.

Picturehouse co-founder Lyn Goleby to step down

14-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Co-founder of Cineworld-owned Picturehouse to step down after more than 25 years at helm; interim MD appointed.


Vertigo takes Oliver Stone's 'Snowden' for UK

14-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Distributor sets December release for whistleblower biopic.

The Girl on the Train

'Girl On The Train' dominates social media buzz chart

14-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie also prompted online attention this week.


Noel Clarke’s 'Brotherhood' scores int’l sales deal

14-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Toronto crime drama will screen to potential buyers at AFM following £3.7m UK run.

Deutschland 83

Channel 4 recruits 'Deutschland 83' sequel

14-Oct-2016 | By Manori Ravindran, Broadcast

The first series was the UK’s highest-rated foreign-language drama launch.

Moscow Premiere Festival

Moscow market to showcase Igor Voloshin, Darya Zhuk, Zaza Urushadze

14-Oct-2016 | By

Close to 40 films will be presented at the inaugural edition of the Russian event.

Miss Peregrine

'Miss Peregrine' shoots past $100m international tally

14-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International’s fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children starring Eva Green has wasted little time surging to $100.4m and will be the Hollywood title to beat this weekend.


Flanders Image wraps first edition of NeXT

14-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Coureur won the events best project pitch, while Cloduboy triumphed in the Works In Progress strand.

Next Panel

Industry execs mull future of sales and festivals at Belgium's NeXT Talks

14-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Industry panellists discussed the changing nature of the international film business during the NeXT Talks conference.

'Harry Potter' spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts' to span five films

13-Oct-2016 | By

JK Rowling confirmed on Thursday that the anticipated Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will unfold over five episodes.

Tomas Jegeus

FIP, White Horse partner on 'Silent Night'

13-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International Productions (FIP) has acquired an original serial killer screenplay from White Horse Pictures that the parties will jointly finance.

Bella Thorne

Open Road Films acquires 'Midnight Sun'

13-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has acquired US rights to the romantic drama starring Bella Thorne based on Norihiro Koizumi’s 2006 Japanese film Taiyo No Uta.

Tribeca virtual reality

The 10 VR films that soared at festivals in 2016

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

From Birdly to Jesus VR, Screen’s editorial team pick 10 of the buzziest virtual reality experiences from the festival circuit ahead of the VR Creative Summit in December.


Picture Tree picks up Oscar-nominee Zaza Urushadze's 'Monk'

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Tangerines director’s second feature is being presented as a work-in-progress at Warsaw Film Festival.

Love and Friendship

Irish Film Board receives €2m budget boost

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

The IFB has seen its budget increased following awards success in 2016.

Annette Bening

AFI FEST honour for Annette Bening

13-Oct-2016 | By

AFI FEST top brass will celebrate the actress and awards season contender with a tribute and centrepiece gala screening of 20th Century Women.

Cosplay Universe

XLrator Media, J2 Films launch doc slate

13-Oct-2016 | By

The parties will jointly produce a slate of pop culture and music-focused documentaries and TV series for worldwide distribution on XLrator Media’s Lifeframe documentary label.

Rainn Wilson

Participant Media acquires SoulPancake

13-Oct-2016 | By

Participant Media has acquired the digital entertainment media company founded in 2009 by actor Rainn Wilson to create provocative, uplifting programming including web series such as Kid President and The Science Of Happiness.

Sky Italia plans dramas to follow 'The Young Pope'

13-Oct-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Sky Italia is developing high-end dramas based on the country’s football corruption scandal, the impact of the Arab Spring and Europe’s financial crisis.

WATCH: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' second trailer lands

13-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Gareth Edwards directs the Star Wars spin-off.


US Briefs: ASC to honour quartet

13-Oct-2016 | By

The American Society Of Cinematographers has announced the honorees for the 31st annual ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement.


'Paterson', 'Nocturnal Animals' to bookend Wrocław American fest

13-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

The line-up has been revealed for the 2016 edition of the Polish American Film Festival.

The Jungle Bunch

SND boards 'The Jungle Bunch - The 3D Movie'

13-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Feature-length animation is based on hit TV children’s series.

Pippa Lambert

ICM TV head Pippa Lambert joins WME

13-Oct-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Former head of ICM Partners London TV team to take on senior television agent role.

Helen Walsh

'The Violators' director Helen Walsh sets second feature

12-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Walsh will helm an adaptation of her own novel The Lemon Grove.

US Briefs: Berlin shoot begins on Netflix original 'Mute'

12-Oct-2016 | By

Duncan Jones has begun principal photography in Berlin on Netflix’s upcoming 2017 thriller.

D Perkins

Studiocanal's Danny Perkins forecasts tough AFM for UK distributors

12-Oct-2016 | By

Perkins delivered this morning’s keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market.

Timo Vuorensola

‘Iron Sky’ director crowdfunds for ‘reptilian Margaret Thatcher’

12-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Finnish director Timo Vuorensola has taken to Indiegogo to fund an additional scene in forthcoming sequel Iron Sky The Coming Race.

The Possession Experiment 

Momentum Pictures acquires 'The Possession Experiment'

12-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Scott B. Hansen’s horror film.

Ken Loach Film Fest Ghent

Ken Loach kicks off Film Fest Gent

12-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

British director’s Palme d’Or winning film opened the 43rd edition of the festival.

Martin Scorsese

Tokyo film festival to honour Scorsese, Kurosawa

12-Oct-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Martin Scorsese and Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa are the recipients of Samurai Awards at this year’s Tokyo International Film Festival.

Gisela Asimus-Minnbergh

Gisela Asimus-Minnbergh hire bolsters Lionsgate unscripted TV unit

12-Oct-2016 | By

Heading into MIPCOM the company has appointed the executive to vice-president of alternative programming sales in a move that reflects its growing unscripted television business.

Thorsten Schumacher

Thorsten Schumacher launches new venture with 'Chesil Beach' sales

12-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rocket Science will work across sales, production, finance and distribution.

NIck Fraser

Storyville's Nick Fraser talks launching doc streaming service Yaddo

12-Oct-2016 | By

After leaving his postition as editor of BBC Storyville, Fraser is launching a doc streaming platform with CEO Lawrence Elman.

Little Secret

'Little Secret' director on Oscar controversy: "We were attacked as if we were the enemy"

12-Oct-2016 | By

Brazilian director David Schurmann’s film was selected over Aquarius by one vote, prompting some social media protests.

Pathe Cinema France

IMAX expands France footprint with Pathe

12-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

The companies have inked a deal for a further five theatres across the country.

Sam Dunn

Hollywood Classics taps BFI video chief Sam Dunn for MD

12-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Dunn had been head of BFI’s video unit from 2008 after starting out at the Tartan Video label.

Toni Erdmann

85 in foreign language Oscar race

11-Oct-2016 | By

Eighty-five countries have submitted a film for consideration in the 60th anniversary year of the foreign language film category.

US Briefs: 'La La Land' impresses Hamptons crowd

11-Oct-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s awards season prospect won the audience award for narrative feature as the Hamptons International Film Festival came to a close.

The Untamed

Los Cabos International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

11-Oct-2016 | By

Amat Escalante’s The Untamed (pictured) and Andrea Arnold’s American Honey will compete for the Cinemax Award for the best competition film at the Mexican festival, set to run from November 9-13.

'What Happened To Monday', 'Ballerina' on AFM screening roster

11-Oct-2016 | By

World premieres of the Noomi Rapace and Willem Dafoe sci-fi from SND M6 Group and Gaumont’s animation featuring Elle Fanning will screen at the Santa Monica market next month.

Edwin Busan AFM

Busan: 'Love And Vengeance' wins $15k market prize

11-Oct-2016 | By

White Building also among winners at Busan’s Asian Film Market.

Train To Busan

Asian Film Market wrap: industry upbeat despite controversy

11-Oct-2016 | By

The Busan festival’s market offering reported a strong increase in attendees this year.

Loving Ibiza

Netflix acquires Dutch rom-com hits 'Tuscan Wedding', 'Loving Ibiza'

11-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Titles join Netflix’s growing catalogue of European film fare.

Manchester Printworks

IMAX, Odeon to launch first VR centre in Europe

11-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Bespoke virtual reality location will open in Manchester, UK, this year. IMAX CEO sees VR potential as “bigger than the market for IMAX theatres”.

The Girl On The Train

'The Girl On The Train' arrives in top spot at UK box office

11-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby will shortly become the third release of 2016 to hit the £40m mark.


Uncork’d Entertainment picks up 'Peelers'

11-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company president Keith Leopold said on Tuesday his distributor has acquired US rights to the upcoming zombie horror.

Stockholm My Love

BFI takes UK rights to Mark Cousins drama 'Stockholm My Love'

11-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hybrid work stars singer Neneh Cherry in debut acting role.

the ornithologist

'The Ornithologist' goes to Strand for US

11-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

Strand Releasing has acquired all US rights to Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ Portuguese drama The Ornithologist from Films Boutique.

Busan: Wide House sells 'Hitler's Hollywood' doc to Sweden

11-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Company also inks deals for I Am Not Your Negro and Renzo Piano.

The Suicide Theory

Devilworks reveals AFM slate

11-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Line-up includes Australian thriller The Suicide Theory and US crime film Criticsized.


Flanders NeXT: Family film 'Cloudboy' wins Works In Progress award

11-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

New Europe Film Sales is representing the Bel-Swe-Nor-NL co-production.

The Innocents

Colcoa announces 2016 dates

11-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Annual celebration of French cinema unfolds at Directors Guild of America’s theaters in Hollywood.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Korean industry grapples with China political fallout

11-Oct-2016 | By

Asian Film Market’s E-IP events were bustling but uncertainty over Chinese policy dampened the usual talks about Chinese-Korean collaboration and co-investment.


Flanders NeXT: Cycling drama 'Coureur' wins pitch prize

11-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

The debut feature from Kenneth Mercken triumphed in a field of eight projects.

Viacom18 takes Lionsgate titles for India

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

Viacom18 Motion Pictures has signed a deal to market and distribute five Lionsgate features in India.

The Ticket

US Briefs: Shout Factory gets ‘The Ticket’ for North America

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

PLUS: STX plans Bad Moms spin-off; Critics Choice Documentary Awards nominations; and more…

girl on the train

'Girl On The Train' rides to number one in North America (update)

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

The DreamWorks thriller tops the chart with $24.5m while Fox Searchlight’s awards contender The Birth Of A Nation opens wide with a soft $7m.


'Glory,' 'Huntress' win Hamptons awards

10-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Hamptons International Film Festival’s top prizes have gone to Bulgarian-Greek drama Glory (Slava) and US documentary The Eagle Huntress.

Ewan McGregor, Cressida Bonas, Danny Boyle

Ewan McGregor eyes Scotland shoot for second feature

10-Oct-2016 | By

McGregor was talking at a London Q&A for his directorial debut American Pastoral, with Danny Boyle hosting the event.

Andrzej Wajda

Polish master Andrzej Wajda dies aged 90

10-Oct-2016 | By

Revered director of Katyn and The Promised Land passed away on Sunday.

The Grown Ups

IDFA unveils 2016 line-up

10-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Alberdi, Grude, Lozinski and Koguashvili set to compete in main competition.

'Toni Erdmann' producers scoop awards at Filmfest Hamburg

10-Oct-2016 | By

Berlin’s Komplizen Film won prizes for Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts and Emin Alper’s forthcoming Sisters - Kiz Kardesler.


'Godless' triumphs at Reykjavik fest

10-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Bulgarian-Danish-French drama previously won festival awards in Locarno and Sarajevo.

Operation Mekong

'Operation Mekong' soars at China box office

10-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Operation Mekong tops $100m, becomes biggest hit over National Day week, supplanting I Belonged To You.

'Finding Dory' swims past $1bn worldwide (update)

10-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

OCTOBER 10 UPDATE: Fox’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children retained overseas lead with $42.5m from 77 markets for early $94.1m.

Lee Chang-Dong, Hou Hsiao-hsien and Hirokazu Kore-eda

Busan: Lee Chang-dong voices support for former BIFF director

10-Oct-2016 | By

Lee joined Hou Hsiao-hsien and Hirokazu Kore-eda at a special talk event in Busan.


Screen, British Council celebrate 2016 Stars of Tomorrow

10-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen International and British Council present Screen’s Stars Of Tomorrow tonight at an intimate industry dinner.

Guy Pearce and Kylie Minogue

Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue comedy 'Flammable Children' gears up for Australia shoot

10-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Stephan Elliott is directing the 1970s-set feature.


Spielberg's Amblin, China's Alibaba enter strategic partnership

9-Oct-2016 | By

Alibaba Pictures is investing in Amblin Partners and has entered into a strategic partnership with the mini-major for co-productions, finance and distribution.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Asian entertainment business catches IP fever

9-Oct-2016 | By

Even China’s unofficial ban on Korean content has not dampened cross border trade in entertainment IP.


Busan: SEAFIC script lab unveils first five projects

9-Oct-2016 | By

Line-up for first Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab includes debut fiction film from Nontawat Numbenchapol, whose documentary #BKKY is premiering at Busan.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Pollux Pictures takes film rights to 'Summer, A Corpse From Nowhere'

9-Oct-2016 | By

Project was participating in Busan’s Book to Film pitching event.

Reed Hastings

US Briefs: Netlix CEO says exhibitors “strangling” business

8-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

PLUS: Forest Whitaker joins Black Panther; and more…

Busan Cinema Centre

Foreign Film Buyer-Distributors Association of Korea launches in Busan

8-Oct-2016 | By

Organisation will aim to improve business dealings for the country’s importers and distributors.


Busan: New Europe closes deals on 'Porto', 'The Last Family'

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Porto stars Anton Yelchin, who tragically passed away in June this year.

Sky On Fire

Busan: Distribution Workshop sets Ringo Lam's 'Sky On Fire'

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based sales agent has picked up latest action thriller from Ringo Lam, starring Daniel Wu and Zhang Jingchu.


Busan: Showbox inks 'Luck-Key' and 'Tunnel' deals

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Both titles have sold to multiple territories including US and UK.

Life Risking Romance

Busan: United Pictures sells 'One Day', 'Life Risking Romance'

8-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company also launches sports drama Split starring Yoo Ji-tae.

Last Rampage

Little Film Co takes 'Last Rampage' for AFM

8-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

The Little Film Company has added true crime thriller Last Rampage: The Escape of Gary Tison to its slate for next month’s American Film Market (AFM).

Aaron Gilbert

Bron to co-produce Mandler's Monster

7-Oct-2016 | By John Hazelton

Canada’s Bron Studios is joining forces with Tonik Productions and Get Lifted Film Co to finance and co-produce Monster, feature debut of music video and commercials director Anthony Mandler.


LFF: Funding, sales, production fears debated in Brexit panel

7-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

Panelists spotlighted freedom of movement as one of several concerns about a post-Brexit Britain.

Burn Burn Burn

Netflix strikes global VoD deal for 'Burn Burn Burn'

7-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Chanya Button’s debut feature getting theatrical release in UK via Verve Pictures. Director also talks new projects.

Sannette Naeye

Cinekid chief Sannette Naeyé announces departure

7-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Long-time chief to retire early 2017, following festival’s 30th edition in October.


Soda takes 'My Life As A Courgette' for UK

7-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Distributor adds feature animation to LFF slate that also includes Toni Erdmann and Paterson.

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UK’s FDA launches new cinema anti-piracy unit FCPA

7-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New body to focus on preventing illegal filming during theatrical screenings.

The Girl on the Train

'The Girl On The Train' tops UK social media buzz

7-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Novel adaptation narrowly beat Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine.

Us And Them

Parkland takes hostage drama 'Us And Them'

7-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Roth will star in the Joe Martin-directed feature.

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Diane Keaton

US Briefs: AFI Lifetime Achievement Award to Diane Keaton

6-Oct-2016 | By

PLUS: Katharine DeShaw to lead Academy Museum fundraising efforts; and more…

Miss Peregrine

'Miss Peregrine' ventures in 20 new markets

6-Oct-2016 | By

Fox International’s children’s fantasy has raced to an early $45.7m and executives will look to build on early promise in a second weekend that brings 20 new debuts.

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Bleiberg Entertainment boards 'Coming Through The Rye'

6-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based production and sales outfit has picked up international sales rights to James Sadwith’s coming-of-age story starring Alex Wolff and Chris Cooper.

Blade Runner 2049

Alcon Interactive, Oculus plot 'Blade Runner 2049' VR content

6-Oct-2016 | By

Alcon Entertainment has launched Alcon Interactive and announced an initial venture with Oculus to make and distribute VR experiences based on the upcoming – and newly titled – Blade Runner 2049.

Kevin Mann

Production begins on Haven’s Los Angeles Lakers doc

6-Oct-2016 | By

Haven Entertainment said on Thursday that shooting and archival retrieval is underway in Los Angeles on the untitled documentary.

Bitter Harvest

D Films acquires 'Bitter Harvest'

6-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to George Mendeluk’s Ukranian genocide feature starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks and Terence Stamp.

BFI: 60% of UK films in last 10 years featured no black actors

6-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

New BFI research reaffirms alarming diversity trends.

Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie joins 'IO'

6-Oct-2016 | By

Margaret Qualley, Anthony Mackie and Danny Huston will star in the sci-fi for Mandalay Pictures and Untitled Entertainment as production gets underway this week in France.

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo on diversity: "Change the decision-makers"

6-Oct-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Selma and A United Kingdom star calls for greater diversity among industry decision-makers and within film companies.

Busan Cinema Centre

Crisis-hit Busan film festival has calm opening

6-Oct-2016 | By

A typhoon failed to dampen the event’s opening night as anticipated protests were muted.

Dagenham film studio

Sadiq Khan backs proposal for capital's largest studio in East London

6-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Business case to be developed for planned 17-acre site in Dagenham.

Batman v Superman

France's La Fete de la VoD launches in bid to boost digital film consumption

6-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Rival platforms unite in €3m promotional campaign to boost lacklustre French take-up of VoD.

Single Rider

Busan: M-Line picks up Warner Bros Korea drama 'Single Rider'

6-Oct-2016 | By

Lee Byung-hun (RED 2) stars as a successful fund manager who uncovers a shocking truth.

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John Schmidt

Content Media consolidates distribution operation

6-Oct-2016 | By

Content Media Corporation has brought its separate film and television distribution divisions under one roof.

NFTS 4k studio

NFTS secures £1.5m funding for 4K studio

6-Oct-2016 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

New facility is expected to open early next year; NFTS also partners with Mars for two £25k MA scholarships.

Pentland studios

Producers call for action over Pentland Studios project

6-Oct-2016 | By Will Strauss, Broadcast

The six-stage, £135m TV and film production facility proposal was first submitted in May last year.

On The Road

Michael Winterbottom music movie 'On The Road' scores sales deal

6-Oct-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Independent boards feature about UK rock band Wolf Alice.

Nanfu Wang

Nanfu Wang among IDA honourees

6-Oct-2016 | By

Top brass at the International Documentary Association (IDA) have announced the honourees at its upcoming 32nd Annual Documentary Awards.


Colombia ‘safe’ location after plebiscite result

5-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Industry figures in Colombia have moved to reassure international partners that the shock referendum vote rejecting peace talks with Farc guerrillas will not affect the country’s growing reputation as a safe production base.

Re Born

Nikkatsu, XYZ Films partner on 'Re:Born'

5-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The companies have struck a world sales alliance on Yuji Shimomura’s completed action title in the run-up to Busan and AFM.


Former EuropaCorp exec, LA-based California Enterprises team on polo drama

5-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The Game Of Kings due to enter pre-production at Pinewood, London, in early 2017.

La La Land

US Briefs: Awards heavyweights bookend Denver Film Festival

5-Oct-2016 | By

PLUS: Warner Bros dates all-female Ocean’s 8; Vimeo’s big plans for Staff Pick channel; and more…


AFI FEST to honour Isabelle Huppert

5-Oct-2016 | By

The French star delivered one of the performances of the year in Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.

The Siege of Jadotville

Theatre group lobby head in Netflix / iPic warning

5-Oct-2016 | By

The head of the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) on Wednesday urged the industry to “tread lightly” as it emerged that the streaming giant has struck a formal day-and-date distribution arrangement with the luxury exhibition chain.

Robert De Niro

Sony Pictures Classics acquires 'The Comedian'

5-Oct-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights from Cinelou to the film starring Robert De Niro and has scheduled an awards qualifying run.

Kristen Stewart drama 'Personal Shopper' gets new UK home

5-Oct-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

EXCLUSIVE: Icon has snapped up UK rights to Cannes title which was previously with Metrodome.

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Bridget Jones Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' passes £30m at UK box office

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine opened to £3.45m, while Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon posted close to £2m.

The Eagle Huntress

Daisy Ridley-narrated doc 'The Eagle Huntress' gets UK deal

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Mongolia-set feature is set to play at London Film Festival.

Borg McEnroe

Scandinavia: CEO changes at SF Studios, Goteborg, Film Vast

5-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

It has been a busy week in Scandinavia as new CEOs are appointed at SF Studios and the Goteborg Film Festival, and Film Vast’s popular CEO Tomas Eskildsson announced he will step down.


Sky's 'Westworld' traps huge 500k

5-Oct-2016 | By Hannah Gannagé-Stewart, Broadcast

JJ Abrams’ sci-fi drama Westworld gripped almost half a million UK viewers last night.

Early Man

Aardman starts 'Early Man' shoot, releases first video

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Eddie Redmayne leads the voice cast of the latest feature animation from the Shaun The Sheep creators.

Bleed For This

North American briefs: Open Road dates 'Bleed For This' expansion

5-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: Travis Reid named RealD COO; BAFTA sets VR advisory group

Hope Dickson Leach

Hope Dickson Leach wins first £50k IWC bursary award

5-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Dickson Leach’s debut feature The Levelling plays in competition at LFF.

Carl Spence

SIFF director Carl Spence to step down

4-Oct-2016 | By

The chief curator and festival director at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will continue to serve in an advisory capacity through spring 2017.

Kevin Hoiseth

Kevin Hoiseth to head sales at Concourse Media

4-Oct-2016 | By

Co-founders Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have hired the executive, who most recently served at International Film Trust.

Scott Freije

XYZ Films promotes Scott Freije

4-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The executive becomes part of an expanded sales division in the run-up to next month’s AFM in Santa Monica.

European Union

Turkey exits Creative Europe, Israel set to join

4-Oct-2016 | By

Turkey’s decision to leave the European funding programme has taken EU and local culture organisations by surprise.


First Brussels Co-production Forum set for December

4-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: First edition of Brussels Coproduction Forum to run during Be Film Festival.

The Accountant

Rome: 'The Accountant', 'Birth Of A Nation' among line-up

4-Oct-2016 | By Screen staff

Guests attending this year to include Bernardo Bertolucci, Don DeLillo, Ralph Fiennes.

Mamas Angel

MIPCOM: Wild Bunch TV to launch trio of new series

4-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

TV sales arm to mark first anniversary at Cannes content market. 

Mostofa S. Farooki

Film Bazaar unveils Co-production Market projects

4-Oct-2016 | By

Line-up includes projects from Geetu Mohandas, Mostofa S. Farooki and Haobam Paban Kumar, along with the event’s first ever animation projects.

Stars of Tomorroww 2016 cover

Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2016 with LFF

3-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow 2016, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.

Nate Parker

Nate Parker addresses past in '60 Minutes' interview

3-Oct-2016 | By

In a wide-ranging interview on CBS that aired in the US on Sunday, the star and creator of Oscar contender The Birth Of A Nation answered direct questions about the 1999 rape allegation that resurfaced in the media in August.

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Rachel McAdams joins Rachel Weisz in Sebastián Lelio’s 'Disobedience'

3-Oct-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow, Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight star attached to New York-set drama from Element Pictures and Braven Films.

The Ark And The Aardvark

Miles Teller joins Unified’s 'Aardvark'

3-Oct-2016 | By

The actor has boarded the voice cast in the lead role as Gilbert in The Ark And The Aardvark, Keith Kjarval’s company confirmed on Monday.

Andy Kim

CFO shuffle at Participant Media, TWC

3-Oct-2016 | By

Andy Kim has joined Participant Media as CFO from The Weinstein Company, where David Hutkin has been promoted to fill the position.

Emma Thompson

Thompson, Tucci, Whitehead board 'The Children Act'

3-Oct-2016 | By Matt Mueller

EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation and BBC Films are co-financing the Duncan Kenworthy production, which has sold out worldwide.

terence davies

CPH PIX to welcome Davies, Schamus, Escalante, Mikkelsen

3-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Copenhagen’s festival, in new autumn dates, will show a record 226 features kicking off with Doctor Strange.

Daihachi Yoshida

Busan: Gaga boards Yukio Mishima adaptation 'Beautiful Star'

3-Oct-2016 | By Shawn Schroter

Pale Moon’s Daihachi Yoshida [pictured] directed the sci-fi tragicomedy, currently in post-production.

I Belonged To You

China box office: 'I Belonged To You' boosts receipts

3-Oct-2016 | By Silvia Wong

I Belonged To You opens on $45m while L.O.R.D. takes $28m during reinvigorating National Day holidays.


Ben Attia's 'Hedi' triumphs at Athens Film Festival

3-Oct-2016 | By

Hedi won best film, while Matt Johnson won best director for Operation Avalanche.

Mark Harris

Hereford Films punches with Roy 'Pretty Boy' Shaw biopic

3-Oct-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Mark Harris will portray the bare knuckle boxing fighter in UK crime drama.

Xuan Zang

China-India co-productions: a golden opportunity?

3-Oct-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ajit Thakur, CEO of Eros production banner Trinity Pictures, talks about developing stories for the two biggest audiences in the world.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe eyes directorial debut

3-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

At his Zurich Film Festival masterclass, the 27-year-old British actor also spoke about his role in Greg McLean’s forthcoming Jungle.

Juho Kuosmanen Zurich winner

'Olli Maki' wins Golden Eye at Zurich Film Festival

2-Oct-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Top brass at the 12th Zurich Film Festival have given the Golden Eye for international feature film to The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, the debut feature by Juho Kuosmanen.

Miss Peregrine

'Miss Peregrine' rules North American charts on $29m (update)

2-Oct-2016 | By

Fox’s children’s fantasy tale starring Eva Green debuted at number one over the weekend, while Lionsgate-Summit’s Deepwater Horizon secured second place and Buena Vista’s Queen Of Katwe burst into the top ten.

Sundance Institute

US Briefs: Sundance unveils Episodic Story Lab selections

2-Oct-2016 | By

Plus: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score ‘Patriots Day’

Mss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

'Miss Peregrine' opens to $37.4m overseas (update)

2-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Fantasy epic L.O.R.D.: Legend Of Ravaging Dynasties grosses $29.2m from four markets.

Jack Reacher

Huahua Media, Shanghai Film Group invest in 'Jack Reacher' sequel

30-Sep-2016 | By

Paramount Pictures hierarchy announced on Friday that a joint venture of the Chinese companies has made “a significant investment” in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

SPC picks up multiple territories on 'Maudie'

30-Sep-2016 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in the US as well as the UK and Latin America to Aisling Walsh’s recent Telluride world premiere starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children

Fox unleashes 'Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children'

30-Sep-2016 | By

The children’s fantasy feature starring Eva Green debuts in approximately 65 territories this weekend day-and-date with North America.

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Fox Searchlight acquires 'A United Kingdom'

30-Sep-2016 | By

The studio on Friday confirmed the acquisition of North American rights to Amma Asante’s film that recently premiered in Toronto and will open the BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday (October 5).

Caragh Cook

Organic promotes Caragh Cook to MD

30-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The PR agency has made a raft of promotions as it celebrates ten years of operations.

Johnny Depp Daisy Ridley

Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley board Branagh's all-star 'Orient Express'

30-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Murder On The Orient Express reboot to start shooting in London in November.

Baahubali: The Beginning

Amazon partners with 'Baahubali' creators on animated series

30-Sep-2016 | By

Series will stream on Amazon Prime Video India in 2017.

Jeremy Segay

Unifrance opens Seoul bureau

30-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Respected Asian cinema expert Jérémy Segay to run new bureau.

The Shepherd

'The Shepherd' scores hat-trick of Raindance awards

30-Sep-2016 | By Nikki Baughan

Jury including Joanna Lumley and Olivia Colman crowned The Shepherd as Best Film.

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Inaugural NeXT in Ghent to feature Michael R Roskam project

30-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Roskam’s third feature The Racer And The Jailbird starring Matthias Schoenaerts will be among the line-up.

The Magnificent Seven

'The Magnificent Seven' dominates UK social media buzz

30-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Antoine Fuqua’s western generated the most online attention over the last week.

Britain On Film

ICO, BFI launch 'Britain on Film' touring archive project

30-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Programme areas include South Asian Britain, LGBT Britain and Black Britain.

Miguel Gomes

Gomes, Erdem to head Mumbai film fest juries

30-Sep-2016 | By

Miguel Gomes [pictured] and Reha Erdem to head international competition and India Gold juries, respectively; fest also unveils line-up and Jia Zhangke award.

Ge You

Chinese ticketing platform Weying moves into production

30-Sep-2016 | By

Online ticketing giant, backed by Tencent and Wanda, is producing $9m animation Snowkid and comedy Passed Out, starring Ge You.

Steve Golin

US Briefs: Steve Golin sells piece of Anonymous Content

30-Sep-2016 | By

The management and production company behind the likes of Spotlight, The Revenant, and Mr. Robot has received “a substantial minority investment” from Emerson Collective.

National Amusements

National Amusements proposes CBS-Viacom merger

29-Sep-2016 | By

Sumner Redstone’s majority owner of CBS and Viacom, the parent company of Paramount Pictures, on Thursday said it has asked the boards of both companies to consider a merger.

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US Briefs: Fire At Sea to screen at Morelia's Berlinale Spotlight 

29-Sep-2016 | By

Plus: Samuel Goldwyn acquires Nerdland; Academy unveils Nicholl Fellows

Lejo Pet

Lejo Pet to lead Open Road acquisitions

29-Sep-2016 | By

The executive has joined as senior vice-president of acquisitions and will oversee all aspects of the division.


China’s Fundamental Films takes stake in EuropaCorp

29-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Shanghai-based company deepens ties with Besson’s Paris-based mini-major. 

Jay Z

Jay Z, Weinstein Company ink first-look deal

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Partnership already has “exceptional projects in the works”, teases Harvey Weinstein.

A A Milne

Shoot underway on Fox Searchlight's A. A. Milne biopic

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

First look at Domnhall Gleeson and Margot Robbie in biopic which has begun shoot in Oxfordshire.

Margaret Atwood

MGM Television acquires 'The Heart Goes Last'

29-Sep-2016 | By

The company will adapt the 2015 Margaret Atwood novel in a deal that further strengthens its ties to the Canadian novellist.

The Lion King

Disney plots live action 'Lion King'

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is attached to the project.

Tallinn Black Nights POFF

European Genre Forum gets Creative Europe backing

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Industry development programme runs at Amsterdam, Zagreb and Tallinn festivals.

LFF: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Abi Morgan among jurors

29-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Michael Sheen will host this year’s London Film Festival awards ceremony.

Korean Oscar hopeful 'Age Of Shadows' seals deals for Finecut

29-Sep-2016 | By

Espionage thriller has gone to Latin America, Australia and Spain, among other territories.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Legendary team on VR short

28-Sep-2016 | By

Oscar winners Iñárritu and his frequent cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki are diving into the virtual reality medium with a piece about a group of immigrants and refugees crossing the Mexico-US border.

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Jonathan Teplitzky to direct biopic of Falklands soldier Simon Weston

28-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: $13m project from Salon Pictures will chart story of soldier who suffered severe burns during the Falklands War; Embankment to sell.

Good Tidings

XLrator, Blue Fox forge distribution pact

28-Sep-2016 | By

The companies have struck an alliance to jointly distribute 15 films a year in North America including co-acquisitions.

The Crown

Netflix to bolster UK team

28-Sep-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Streaming giant plans to enhance its PR and marketing-focused London office.

Truffle Pictures

Metrodome, Little Film Company execs launch Truffle Pictures

28-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Sales and production outfit’s inaugural sales slate to include John Jencks’ The Hippopotamus.

Tum Bin 2

Amazon pacts with T-Series for India launch

28-Sep-2016 | By

Agreement follows Amazon’s deal with India’s Dharma Productions earlier this week.


'Arrival' South American premiere to open Rio

28-Sep-2016 | By

As revealed earlier this week, the 18th edition of the festival will feature more than 20 world premieres. Screen runs through some local highlights and previews the RioMarket.


MGM International Television Distribution sets Mipcom slate

28-Sep-2016 | By

The company will be in Cannes touting a roster that includes new drama series The Handmaid’s Tale and Get Shorty, as well as the new season of Fargo and features such as The Magnificent Seven and Me Before You.

Laura Fernandez Espeso

Mediapro appoints head of international content

28-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Former Globomedia and Imagina exec will oversee international strategy for The Young Pope co-producer.


Oscars: Poland selects Wajda’s 'Afterimage'

28-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Wajda has been nominated for the Foreign Language Oscar on four occasions.


Umedia launches Vancouver VFX house

28-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Company now operates three VFX facilities with additional bases in Brussels and Paris.

Geoff Greaves

Merlin Cinemas' Geoff Greaves to be feted at Screen Awards

28-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Cinema owner will receive the Exhibition Achievement Award at this year’s ceremony.

US Briefs: 'Lion', 'Aquarius' to screen at Los Cabos

28-Sep-2016 | By

The Latin American premiere of Garth Davis’ Oscar season hopeful Lion will screen at the fifth Los Cabos International Film Festival, set to run in Mexico from November 9-13.

Annapurna Pictures

Annapurna Pictures launches TV division

27-Sep-2016 | By

Former President of HBO Entertainment Sue Naegle will head the new Annapurna Television production arm.

Beth Goss

US Briefs: Beth Goss named chief brand officer at Fox

27-Sep-2016 | By

The Stacey Snider executive shuffle continues apace as the chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox Film hires Beth Goss to the newly created position of chief brand officer.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson plots directorial debut 'Lost In London'

27-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: LBJ star will write and direct London-set feature.


'Silence' gets December US release

27-Sep-2016 | By

Paramount has as expected set an awards qualifying run for Martin Scorsese’s passion project and anticipated Oscar season heavy-hitter starring Andrew Garfield.

Wanda Group

Wanda in talks to buy Dick Clark Productions

27-Sep-2016 | By

The parties have entered exclusive negotiations for an acquisition reportedly in the $1bn range at a time when US lawmakers are beginning to express concerns over what they see as China’s growing influence on Hollywood.


'Zoology' scores North America, UK deals with expanding Arrow

27-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama scores deals for New Europe Film Sales.

I Daniel Blake

India’s In2Infotainment relaunches with 'I, Daniel Blake'

27-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake to be first release from Srinivasan Narayanan’s rebooted distribution outfit.


'Moonlight' to open Rome film fest

27-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Barry Jenkins’s drama premiered at Telluride to strong reviews.


Vertigo to release James Schamus's 'Indignation' in UK

27-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Distributor plots November release for Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon-starring drama.

Steve Burke

NBCU boss cool on ITV acquisition

27-Sep-2016 | By Peter White, Broadcast

NBC Universal chief executive Steve Burke has poured cold water on rumours that the US giant was planning to acquire ITV.

Zurich 2016 Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor on 'American Pastoral', Danny Boyle and directing again

27-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell, Kaleem Aftab

McGregor’s directorial debut played at this week’s Zurich Film Festival.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Beineix to head Tokyo competition jury

27-Sep-2016 | By

French filmmaker Jean-Jacques Beineix to head jury for Tokyo competition section, which includes five world premieres.

LFF NET.WORK filmmakers

BFI reveals LFF NET.WORK participants

27-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Fifteen of Britain’s up and coming film-makers to attend five-day professional development programme.

Zurich 2016 Day 3

Zurich 2016: Screen's dailies


Dailies from the 12th Zurich Film Festival.

Zurich 2016

Zurich Film Festival connects with social media influencers 

27-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

More than 20 social media personalities were invited to this year’s festival.

Zurich 2016 gala dinner

Germinal Roaux and Sophie Huber win Swiss Filmmaker Awards

27-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Prize supports upcoming Swiss film projects.

Danny Perkins

Danny Perkins to deliver PFM keynote

27-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

UK CEO of Studiocanal to open 10th edition of industry event.

Greg Shapiro

Greg Shapiro to head production at IM Global

26-Sep-2016 | By

The Oscar-winning producer of The Hurt Locker has joined the LA-based company as president of feature film production.

Mrs Brown

Production begins on 'Victoria And Abdul'

26-Sep-2016 | By

Focus Features holds worldwide rights to the Working Title drama from Stephen Frears starring Judi Dench in what will be her second on-screen portrayal of Queen Victoria.

'Lady Macbeth' funder Creative England appoints head of film

26-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Film London executive joins UK funder which is riding high following Toronto successes.


France submits Verhoeven’s 'Elle' to Oscar race

26-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

First time France submits film by non-French national since 1977.

The Untamed

Rio Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up

26-Sep-2016 | By

The Untamed and Toni Erdmann will screen at the 18th edition of the Brazilian event next month alongside tributes to the late David Bowie and Prince.

Mr. Robot

'Mr. Robot' ratings study highlights viewing shift

26-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Research group Parrot Analytics has challenged the orthodoxy of the traditional ratings system in light of declining viewer numbers for the second season of the Golden Globe-winning show.

The Women’s Balcony

Menemsha boards 'The Women’s Balcony'; Kino Lorber buys 'Son Of Joseph'

26-Sep-2016 | By

Menemsha Films has acquired North American rights to Israeli film The Women’s Balcony, while Kino Lorber has picked up North American rights to Son Of Joseph.

Peter Rabbit

Columbia Pictures, Random House plots 'Peter Rabbit'

26-Sep-2016 | By

The studio is teaming up with Frederick Warne & Co. part of Penguin Random House UK, for a live-action-CG feature based on the Beatrix Potter children’s books to feature the voice of James Corden in the lead.

Bridget Joness Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' adds $22.1m overseas (update)

26-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $19.2m from 63 markets; Warner Bros’ Storks lands with $18.6m from its 33 markets.

HFM winners 2016

'Religion Of Night Walks' scoops Best Project at Holland Film Meeting

26-Sep-2016 | By

Ali Jaberansari’s Tehran, City Of Love also received an award at the industry event.

Bridget Jones Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' hits mega £21m as it retains UK lead

26-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $2.7m (£2.1m) debut from 543 sites.

Ok Jaanu

Amazon signs licensing deal with India’s Dharma Productions

26-Sep-2016 | By

Digital giant to stream titles from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions when it launches in India later this year.

Yes Nurse No Nurse

Dutch industry mulls a post-Fortissimo future

26-Sep-2016 | By

Industry figures at the Holland Film Meeting talk to Screen about the importance of locally-based sales companies.

Tristan Goligher

Fox, Prescience, Left Bank among Screen Film Summit 2016 speakers

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Tristan Goligher, Andy Harries, Faye Ward, Fox, Prescience among first round of speakers confirmed for this year’s event.

Sand Storm

Oscars: Israel submits 'Sand Storm'

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The drama marks the country’s first submission to be filmed entirely in Arabic.

The Life Of Brian

Michael Palin: Terry Jones dementia diagnosis is "painful"

26-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Palin posts on Facebook about his friend of fifty years.

Mss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children

Fox, UKCA team to raise £100k for NFTS

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The funds will be garnered from preview screenings of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.

A Chinese Odyssey Part 3

China box office: 'Chinese Odyssey 3' holds off newcomers

26-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Jeff Lau’s threequel beat off competition from family animation Storks during quiet week.

fire at sea

Oscars: Italy selects 'Fire At Sea'

26-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Gianfranco Rosi’s Golden Bear-winning doc has been chosen as the country’s Best Foreign Language Film submission.

Lawless Range

Precision takes 'Lawless Range' for UK

26-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Home entertainment distributor will release the modern western, which features Kris Kristofferson and Beau Bridges.

The Last Family

Euro round-up: Ukraine approves rebate, 'Last Family' sweeps Poland's Gdynia fest

26-Sep-2016 | By

Locarno premiere took home eight awards; meanwhile Ukraine greenlights cash rebate scheme.

Jodie Foster

US Briefs: Britannia Award for Jodie Foster

26-Sep-2016 | By

The director and Oscar-winning actress will receive the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film at this year’s AMD British Academy Britannia Awards presented by Jaguar Land Rover and American Airlines.

'The Magnificent Seven' rules North America on $34.7m (update)

25-Sep-2016 | By

SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE: Antoine Fuqua scored a career high $34.7m debut as his western reboot starring frequent collaborator Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt opened top.

San Sebastián: China's 'I Am Not Madame Bovary' wins Golden Shell

25-Sep-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

Debuts The Winter and The Giant, share the special jury prize; Hong Sang-soo wins Silver Shell for best director.


'Aquarius' US distributor to launch Oscar campaign after Brazil snub

25-Sep-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Vitagraph Films will be touting Sonia Braga for Best Actress at next year’s Academy Awards.


Packed market leaves Swiss distributors fighting for space

25-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Studios saw healthy returns in Switzerland in 2015, but this left little room for local distributors to manoeuvre.

An Object At Rest

Spain’s Jason Bayon scores Zurich Film Festival music prize

25-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Bayon triumphed in the competition to score Seth Boyden’s animated short An Object At Rest.

La La Land

US Briefs: 'La La Land' release moves back one week

25-Sep-2016 | By

Lionsgate has moved the limited launch of its Summit Entertainment hot awards contender, originally dated December 2.

Oliver Stone: making 'Snowden' was a “desperate venture”

24-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell, Melanie Goodfellow

Maverick director discusses funding battle and says “evil” Hillary Clinton deserves “the [biopic] full treatment”.

eye in the sky

Zurich Summit: Economics of the gender gap don't add up, say experts

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Four of the five top-grossing independent films in the US this year have starred and centred on women.


"Movie business is in a better place than ever", says SPC boss

24-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Michael Barker and Patrick Wachsberger were among executives to discuss the importance of early pre-buys during a Zurich Summit panel.


Zurich Summit: Snapchat, gaming, VR offer new creative opportunities

24-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Technology represents new opportunities for the creative industries, but that doesn’t mean the robots are taking over.

Lion Zurich

'Lion' opens Zurich with a roar

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Garth Davis’s Oscar hopeful had its European premiere at the festival’s 12th edition.

Oliver Stone

Heavy-hitters gather for Zurich Summit

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Lionsgate co-chair Patrick Wachsberger and director Oliver Stone are among this year’s speakers.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor to kick off ZFF Masters

24-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe and Olivier Assayas are all speaking at this year’s festival.

Its only the end of the world

'It’s Only The End Of The World' to represent Canada in Oscar contest

23-Sep-2016 | By

Xavier Dolan’s film will fly the flag for his country, Telefilm Canada announced at a press conference on Friday.

John Fithian

NATO, James Murdoch in war of words over windows

23-Sep-2016 | By

UPDATE: The CEO and president of AMC Entertainment has waded into the spat between the head of the theatre owners’ lobby group NATO and 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch.


'Lion' team reveals journey behind emotional true story

23-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Harvey Weinstein, Iain Canning and Garth Davis discuss Toronto hit which had its European premiere in Zurich on Thursday night [Sept 23].

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' boosts Netherlands rebate scheme

23-Sep-2016 | By

Nolan’s Second World War epic is one of a number of large-scale productions to utilise the territory; TV could be next.

The Night Manager

'Night Manager' team to be honoured at UK Production Guild Awards

23-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

The Ink Factory production team will pick up the Team Of The Year Award, accountant Pollyanna Gill wins Spotlight Award.

Tom Of Finland

Finnish Film Affair: 'Tom Of Finland', 'Punk Syndrome' split Best Pitch prize

23-Sep-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

Talk at the event was dominated by the looming introduction of the Finnish tax incentive; Beta boards The Unknown Soldier.

Rob Moore

Rob Moore out at Paramount

23-Sep-2016 | By

The vice-chairman has departed the studio, effective immediately, in the latest sign of the political manoeuvring and turmoil to embroil parent company Viacom.

James Schamus

James Schamus, Dorit Hakim to attend UK Jewish film fest

23-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

EXCLUSIVE: The event has revealed its line-up for 2016.


Rome: 'Nocturama', 'Captain Fantastic' among Alice In The City line-up

23-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Rome festival has also revealed its first raft of guests, including Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep.

World Of Locations

MBI launches dedicated World of Locations website


The resource for film, TV and commercial production companies has a new home.

Im A Robot

Devilworks picks up Sitges premiere 'OMG, I’m A Robot!'

23-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sci-fi action-comedy stars Yotam Ishay as a man who discovers that he is a robot.

A Quiet Passion

Film Fest Gent announces competition line-up

23-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

The 43rd edition of the Belgian film festival to open with Cannes Palme d’Or winner I, Daniel Blake.

'The Magnificent Seven' rides out through SPRI, MGM

22-Sep-2016 | By

The western remake, which MGM and Columbia Pictures co-financed, rides out in 39 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (SPRI) this weekend.

Arnon Milchan

US Briefs: Arnon Milchan to receive Gothams Industry Tribute

22-Sep-2016 | By

The New Regency chairman and producer will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Awards in New York on November 28.

Helen Mirren

SPC takes 'The Leisure Seeker'; Roadside picks up 'Tommy’s Honour'; O-Scope moves on 'KEDi'

22-Sep-2016 | By

SPC confirms deal for Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland road movie.

Michael Ryan

IFTA elections choose executive committee, board for 2016-18

22-Sep-2016 | By

Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) membership voted in the executive committee and board for the 2016-2018 term at Thursday’s concurrent annual membership meeting in Los Angeles and London.

The Devil Outside

Protagonist, The Jokers, Backup team on UK-France co-pro 'The Devil Outside'

22-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: First look at Andrew Hulme’s follow up to Cannes 2014 entry Snow In Paradise.

Compact, Synchronicity team for 'Una' screenwriter's '9 Deaths'

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama marks Olivier award-winning playwright David Harrower’s second feature.

Oscar Wilde

Rupert Everett, Colin Firth begin filming Oscar Wilde biopic

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

The Happy Prince chronicles Wilde in the last days of his life.

Peccadillo acquires Israel-UK doc 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Heymann Brothers latest feature is set to play at next month’s BFI London Film Festival.

Port Of Call

Hong Kong, India, Pakistan set Oscar submissions

22-Sep-2016 | By

Hong Kong selects Port Of Call, India opts for Interrogation and Pakistan picks Mar E Mir for best foreign-language film submissions.

Holland Film Meeting

Boost NL launches at Holland Film Meeting

22-Sep-2016 | By

Iniative kicks off as film festivals continue to asses the merits of co-production markets.

Nicole Kidman Dev Patel

Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel added to LFF Screen Talk line-up

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Park Chan-wook also added to line-up; latest Lav Diaz and Errol Morris features join festival programme.

Redeeming Features

Redeeming Features bolsters team

22-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Production company makes trio of hires as it plans growth.

Rooney Mara

Rooney Mara attached to star in 'Vox Lux'

21-Sep-2016 | By

The two-time Oscar nominee most recently seen in Toronto selections Lion and Una is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama.

Wang Jianlin

Wanda, Sony set film pact (update)

21-Sep-2016 | By

UPDATE: Chinese giant confirms pact, which it says will “help strengthen Wanda’s power to influence the global film industry.”

Under The Shadow

UK submits Farsi-language 'Under The Shadow' for Oscars

21-Sep-2016 | By

British-Iranian filmmaker Babak Anvari’s highly regarded Tehran-set ghost story produced by Wigwam Films will fly the flag for the UK as the official foreign-language Oscar contender.

Claire In Motion

Breaking Glass picks up 'Claire In Motion'

21-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved for North American rights to the SXSW mystery drama by Lisa Robinson and Annie J. Howell.

Todd Green

US Briefs: First Look Media unveils distribution heads

21-Sep-2016 | By

The company said on Wednesday that Todd Green has been named senior vice-president of content distribution and licensing and Carrie Lieberman director of content distribution and licensing.

 Reese Witherspoon

Open Road acquires 'Home Again'

21-Sep-2016 | By

The company has picked North American rights from CAA to the Reese Witherspoon rom-com.

Elvis Presley

Weinstein Television plots 'Elvis' TV biopic

21-Sep-2016 | By

Harvey Weinstein is partnering with the estate of Elvis Presley to develop a scripted television episodic based on the legendary singer’s life.

Nine movies that popped at autumn festivals

21-Sep-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s chief film critic Fionnuala Halligan notes the films that stood out from the pack at this year’s Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals.


Le Pacte joins Joachim Trier’s 'Thelma'

21-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Trier kicks off Oslo shoot with Eili Harboe in lead role.

It Had To Be You

Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires 'It Had To Be You'

21-Sep-2016 | By

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Sasha Gordon’s subversive rom-com starring Cristin Milioti and Dan Soder.

Slate Day

BFI New Release Strategy highlighted at Distributor Slate Day

21-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Exhibition subsidy for foreign language films discussed during distribution/exhibition event in London.


Iceland sends 'Sparrows' to Oscar race

21-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rúnar Rúnarsson‘s drama premiered at last year‘s San Sebastian.

Chris Maples

Met Film appoints Chris Maples as chief executive

21-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Current CEO Jonny Persey will move into a director role.

Singapore fest to open with 'Interchange'

21-Sep-2016 | By

Singapore International Film Festival to open with Dain Iskandar Said’s thriller Interchange, which premiered at Locarno.


Greece submits 'Chevalier' to Oscars

21-Sep-2016 | By

Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier is the Greek submission to the foreign film category at the 2017 Academy Awards.

LA Confidential

Curtis Hanson dies aged 71

20-Sep-2016 | By

The director of L.A. Confidential was found dead at his Los Angeles home on Tuesday of what police say was natural causes.

Janet Brown

Gunpowder & Sky acquires FilmBuff

20-Sep-2016 | By

The recently launched Los Angeles-based content creator said on Tuesday it has bought FilmBuff, the pioneering New York-based sales and distribution company.

Jake Zim

Sony, Reality One form VR alliance

20-Sep-2016 | By

Following the recent appointment of Jake Zim to de facto head of VR, the studio has taken another step to build its credentials in the emerging space.


'Prevenge','The Levelling' directors shortlisted for BFI, IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

A jury featuring John Hurt will decide which film-maker benefits from the $65,000 (£50,000) prize.

Baltasar Kormakur

San Sebastian: Kormákur, Spanish co-producers team for crime feature

20-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

RVK Studios, Tornasol, Euskadi team on period crime story.

Lady Macbeth

Protagonist scores key 'Lady Macbeth' sales

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Altitude Film has taken UK on the TIFF premeire, KMBO has taken France rights.

Land of Mine

Denmark submits 'Land Of Mine' to Oscar race

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Second World War drama was picked over The Commune and Walk With Me.

Gordon Chan

Well Go USA swoops on 'God Of War'

20-Sep-2016 | By

Media Asia pre-sells period action movie about Chinese general who defeated Japanese pirates in 16th Century.

Amanda Halliday

Pinewood opens China office

20-Sep-2016 | By

First Beijing consultancy office to be headed by Amanda Halliday.


'Ida', 'Sieranevada' producers to pitch at Connecting Cottbus

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

FilmFestival Cottbus co-pro event will feature ten projects this year.

Long Nights Short Mornings

US Daily: The Orchard acquires 'Long Nights Short Mornings'

20-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up all English-speaking digital and ancillary rights from Preferred Content to Chadd Harbold‘s SXSW world premiere.

sing street

Dinard festival sets Brexit panel, Claude Lelouch as jury president

20-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Competition films include Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and John Carney’s Sing Street.

Johnny Depp

Open Road acquires Johnny Depp thriller 'Labyrinth'

19-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up all North American rights and select international rights in territories where it has output deals to the upcoming Good Films thriller, it emerged on Monday.

Bridget Jones's Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' enjoys record-breaking UK debut

19-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s threequel scores biggest ever September opening with $10.6m (£8.11m) opening from its 641 sites.

Paris Can Wait

SPC picks up 'Paris Can Wait'

19-Sep-2016 | By

Eleanor Coppola’s narrative directorial and screenwriting debut has found its North American home following its recent Toronto world premiere.

Game Of Thrones

'Game Of Thrones' breaks Emmy record

19-Sep-2016 | By Miranda Blazeby, Broadcast

HBO’s series won 12 awards on the night, taking its total haul to 38; Susanne Bier scoops directing award.


Nikkatsu takes sales on omnibus feature 'Madly'

19-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Gael García Bernal among directors on anthology film.

My Name Is Lenny

John Hurt joins boxing drama 'My Name Is Lenny'

19-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Shooting has wrapped in East London on the Salon Pictures features.

Before The Flood

Leonardo Di Caprio doc added to LFF line-up

19-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Before The Flood, executive produced by Martin Scorsese, to get European premiere in London.

A Chinese Odyssey Part 3

China box office: 'A Chinese Odyssey 3' lands top as local films surge

19-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

A Chinese Odyssey leads the pack, with S Storm and Cock And Bull in tow.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' among five nominated for EFA debut award

19-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Finnish boxing drama will compete at the European Film Awards later this year.

Tom Of Finland

Finnish Film Affair: 'Tom Of Finland', Sherlock Holmes crime series among hot projects

19-Sep-2016 | By Kaleem Aftab

A total of 21 projects are set to be presented at the event, which last year showcased Cannes hit The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Mäki.

Lady Macbeth

'Lady Macbeth' scores Spain deal

19-Sep-2016 | By Elisabet Cabeza

British debut feature plays in competition at the San Sebastián Film Festival.


US Daily: Chicago fest unveils full line-up

19-Sep-2016 | By

Paul Verhoeven’s Elle, Garth Davis’ Lion and Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson are among the special presentations set to screen at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival that runs from October 13-27.

Bridget Joness Baby

'Bridget Jones's Baby' delivers $29m international opening (update)

19-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three leads the way with $35.8m from its two territories; The Age Of Shadows adds $21.4m in South Korea for $45.2m to date.

La La Land

'La La Land' wins TIFF audience award

18-Sep-2016 | By

Damien Chazelle’s musical romance starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling was the people’s favourite as the Toronto International Film Festival wrapped on Sunday.


'Sully' holds at number one on $22m (update)

18-Sep-2016 | By

SEPTEMBER 19 UPDATE: Good news for Warner Bros saw the Tom Hanks starrer maintain course for $100m in its second week following a modest 37.2% drop as Universal-Working Title’s Bridget Jones’s Baby and Lionsgate’s Blair Witch both flopped.

Toronto 2016 wrap

18-Sep-2016 | By

The biggest deal to emerge during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) came together before the event started, which says a lot about the acquisitions scene these days.

Susanne Bier: "I've never been a careerist"

17-Sep-2016 | By Matt Mueller

With The Night Manager up for 12 Emmy Awards, the Danish film-maker sat down with Screen in LA to discuss her successful transition to television and those James Bond directing rumours.

Alik Sakharov

Covert Media lines up 'Forty-Six'

16-Sep-2016 | By

Emmy Award-winning cinematographer and director Alik Sakharov is attached to direct the political thriller.

Rob Friedman

Lionsgate motion picture group co-chair Rob Friedman steps down

16-Sep-2016 | By

The executive has been named special advisor, office of the CEO.

TIFF: US deals for 'The Journey', 'Heal The Living'

16-Sep-2016 | By

Two more Toronto deals emerged on Friday in a traditional late-festival acquisitions surge.


'Julieta' breathes life into foreign language box office after crossing £1m in UK

16-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Pedro Almodovar’s latest has scored the best result for a non-Bollywood foreign language film since French comedy Untouchable.


Nordic funding goes to Langseth, Ostlund, Utoya massacre doc

16-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

Projects backed by Nordic funding bodies range from the next disaster film by the writers of The Wave to a documentary reconstructing the Utoya massacre.

'Blair Witch', 'Kubo' top UK social media buzz chart

16-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Horror sequel Blair Witch edged out the fantasy animation.

Toronto deals continue to trickle in

15-Sep-2016 | By

Roadside Attractions confirmed on Thursday it had picked up North American rights in Toronto to Lady Macbeth, while Screen Media acquired US on The Bad Batch and Magnolia Pictures took North America on I Am Not Your Negro.

Ryan Kampe

Ryan Kampe gets behind film incubator

15-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Visit Films founder Ryan Kampe has backed a project incubator called Pretty ____ Ideas to support “original, daring and challenging voices in contemporary cinema”.

The Autopsy Of Jane Doe

Raven Banner to distribute 'The Autopsy Of Jane Doe' in Canada

15-Sep-2016 | By

The Toronto-based company has acquired André Øvredal’s supernatural horror, which receives its world premiere in Toronto Midnight Madness on Thursday night.

'Neruda', 'Toni Erdmann' among GEMS line-up

15-Sep-2016 | By

Pablo Larrain’s Chilean foreign language Oscar submission and Maren Ade’s German submission will screen at Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival GEMS event that runs from October 13-16.

Felicity Jones

Britannia honour for Felicity Jones

15-Sep-2016 | By

The Oscar-nominated actor will receive BATFA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist Of The Year presented by Burberry in October.

Spike Lee Netflix

Netflix, Spike Lee team for 'She's Gotta Have It' series

15-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Director “hyped” for 10-episode collaboration, his first film-to-TV adaptation.

European Union

Industry leaders slam EC copyright proposals

15-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pact chief executive, MPA Europe boss among signatories of letter condemning “threatening” proposals.

Majid Al Ansari

Image Nation Abu Dhabi plots three features

15-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Rattle The Cage director Majid Al Ansari [pictured] will be an executive producer on the projects.


Americas briefs: Festival do Rio unveils Première Brazil choices

15-Sep-2016 | By

Top brass at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival announced on Thursday the 2016 Première Brazil selection, comprising 14 features and six documentaries.

Little Wing

Finnish Film Affair reveals 2016 line-up

15-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Finland event has announced its films, Work In Progress projects and international guests for this year.


Singapore selects 'Apprentice' for Oscar race

15-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Prison drama premiered at Cannes in May.

Arianna Bocco

Arianna Bocco on the rise at IFC / Sundance Selects

14-Sep-2016 | By

The industry veteran has been promoted to executive vice-president of acquisitions and production.

IFC Films acquires 'The Bleeder'

14-Sep-2016 | By

Philippe Falardeau’s drama starring Liev Schreiber, Elisabeth Moss and Naomi Watts has gone to IFC Films in a US deal in Toronto.

Music Box acquires ‘A Quiet Passion’

14-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to Terence Davies’ Emily Dickinson biopic following its North American premiere in the Masters section at Toronto on Monday.

House team

Tessa Ross-Juliette Howell indie makes key hires

14-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Trio join recently launched House Productions to work across film and TV slate.

American Anarchist

Gravitas Ventures acquires 'American Anarchist'

14-Sep-2016 | By

The distributor has picked up worldwide rights from UTA Independent Film Group to Charlie Siskel’s documentary following its Venice Film Festival world premiere.

Peter Edwards

Amma Asante, industry pay tribute to Welsh producer Peter Edwards

14-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Edwards, a producer on Asante’s debut feature A Way Of Life and the first chairman of Ffilm Cymru Wales, has died aged 68.

George MacKay

George MacKay joins Amma Asante’s 'Where Hands Touch'

14-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

A United Kingdom director’s Second World War drama will also star Amandla Stenberg.


Garg, Kasbekar launch Ellipsis Entertainment

14-Sep-2016 | By

New Indian production house will focus on Hindi-language content.

Jessica Chastain

US Briefs: Cast bulks up on 'Woman Walk Ahead'

14-Sep-2016 | By

Michael Greyeyes, Sam, Ciaran Hinds, Chaske Spencer and Bill Camp have joined Jessica Chastain on Susanna White’s Woman Walks Ahead.


'Neruda' to fly flag for Chile at Oscar

13-Sep-2016 | By

Pablo Larraín’s biopic and current Toronto International Film festival selection has been selected as Chile’s foreign-language Oscar submission.

Craig Dehmel

IMAX names Craig Dehmel head of global distribution

13-Sep-2016 | By

The executive arrives from Fox, where he most recently served as executive vice-president of international distribution.

Fantastic Fest

Fantastic Market unveils final programming wave

13-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Organisers have teamed up with marketing, distribution platform Nordic Genre Invasion on a series of events set to run from September 22-25 in Austin, Texas.

Orange Is The New Black

Lionsgate, Vimeo to launch partnership at MIPCOM

13-Sep-2016 | By

The companies will announce at MIPCOM on October 18 a deal whereby Lionsgate will become the first Hollywood studio to licence its content to Vimeo’s television store.


Film Movement acquires 'Glory'

13-Sep-2016 | By

Film Movement has acquired US and English-speaking Canadian rights to Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s Glory (Slava) following its recent world premiere in Locarno.

Christina Hendricks

Agatha Christie thriller 'Crooked House' underway

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Max Irons, Stefanie Martini, Glenn Close, Christina Hendricks, Gillian Anderson and Terence Stamp star in Julian Fellowes adaptation.

Little Secret

Oscars: Brazil chooses 'Little Secret'

13-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Brazilian Ministry of Culture selects family drama over festival favourite Aquarius.

Bleed For This

Ben Younger to direct 'Isle Of Man'

13-Sep-2016 | By

Los Angeles-based Bold Films has come on to finance the action film that marks the next project from the director of Bleed For This.

Gillian Anderson

Collette, Anderson, Lumley join Fred Schepisi's 'Andorra'

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Riccardo Scamarcio also among cast to join Clive Owen thriller; Cellulouid Dreams to handle sales.


Kenneth Lonergan, Park Chan-wook, Maren Ade to deliver BAFTA screenwriter lectures

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The LEGO Movie duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller complete lineup.

North American Briefs: Ewan McGregor to receive Britannia Humanitarian Award

13-Sep-2016 | By

The Scottish star, who unveiled the world premiere of his feature directorial American Pastoral in Toronto, will collect the honour at BAFTA LA’s awards show on October 28.

Eric Stevens

Pinewood appoints global sales director

13-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Eric Stevens takes up newly created role in bid to drive world sales.


EFA to honour Jean-Claude Carrière

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Writer, actor and director to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Fox Searchlight swoops on 'Jackie'

13-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Searchlight sets December 9 release date for well-received Venice and Toronto drama.

Julia Roberts

eOne, Tooley Productions, Red Om partner on 'Fool Me Once'

12-Sep-2016 | By

In the first project under their new partnership, eOne and Tooley Productions are teaming up with Julia Roberts and her Red Om Films in a starring role for the Oscar-winner.

Curzon Artificial Eye takes Ozon's 'Frantz' for UK

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Films Distribution has also closed deals for Sweden, Norway and Finland, Denmark, and Japan.

MIfune: The Last Samurai

Celluloid Dreams licenses 'Mifune: The Last Samurai' to Strand

12-Sep-2016 | By

The sales company has struck a deal with Strand for US rights to Steven Okazaki’s documentary Mifune: The Last Samurai.


Wild Bunch pre-sells Sergei Loznitsa drama

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Deals in Germany, Latin American, more for Austerlitz director’s next film; producers secure France deal.


Screen to launch Arab Stars of Tomorrow at DIFF

12-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Screen is teaming with December’s Dubai International Film Festival to spotlight emerging talent from the region.

Lorna-Lee Sagebiel Torres

Lorna-Lee Sagebiel Torres joins Magnolia as director of international sales

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The executive most recently served at Visit Films where she oversaw several territories and led marketing for the past five years.

'Maudie' producer launches thriller 'Rites Of Men'

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Straight Outta Compton co-writer Jonathan Herman has written the screenplay, Giulio Ricciarielli will direct.

Tucker Tooley

Tooley Productions expands global footprint

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tucker Tooley’s production outfit strikes first-look distribution deals.

Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson thriller scores North America deal

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Parkland sells Despite The Falling Snow to US and Canada.

Jeremiah Chechik

Jeremiah Chechik to direct Goldove’s 'Innocent'

12-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Plummer features in the story of a UN interpreter caught between the FBI and a criminal dynasty.

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' tops China box office again

12-Sep-2016 | By Silvia Wong

Star Trek Beyond holds firm; Shallows and Nine Lives open in second and third.

Jia Zhangke

MK2, Jia Zhangke’s Fabula Entertainment join forces in Asia

12-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New partnership includes production, distribution and exhibition.

IFF Toronto panel

OMDC's iff summit hosts distribution and diversity panel

12-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

The 11th edition of the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) International Financing Forum (iff) 2016 kicked off Sunday when it presented an exclusive panel discussion to 40 select Canadian and international film producers.

Natalie Dormer

Natalie Dormer thriller underway for 42, company launches new finance venture

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ed Skrein and Emily Ratajkowski co-star in In Darkness, written by Dormer and Anthony Byrne.

Adelaide Clemens

Adelaide Clemens jumps on LevelK’s 'Rabbit'

12-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Luke Shanahan is directing the dark thriller about a medical student whose twin is abducted.

Sausage Party

'Sausage Party' holds off newcomers to retain UK lead

12-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Ben-Hur is the week’s highest new entry, thanks to previews, while Disney’s Finding Dory hits £40m mark.

The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki

'Olli Maki' co-producers board 'Under The Tree'

12-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: One Two Films duo have joined the Icelandic-Polish-Danish co-pro from director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson.

Katie Rollings

eOne appoints head of UK licensing

12-Sep-2016 | By Liz Hawkins

Rollings to focus on Peppa Pig and PJ Masks.

David Oyelowo

Oyelowo, Asante, Jenkins to talk at BFI Black Star Symposium

12-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Headlining the BFI London Film Festival’s industry strand, the event will spotlight challenges for black film talent.

Instructions Not Included

US Briefs: Lionsgate, Univision to launch Spanish-language streaming service

12-Sep-2016 | By

Instructions Not Included and current release No Manches Frida are on the platform aimed at a base of more than 50million latino consumers in the US.

Isabelle Huppert TIFF

Isabelle Huppert delivers TIFF masterclass

12-Sep-2016 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Talking with TIFF CEO Piers Handling, Huppert discussed her career, which includes over 100 film credits.

Rotterdam fest reshuffles team

12-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Marit van den Elshout will take over the Hubert Bals Fund from the outgoing Iwana Chronis.


Aussie Sci-Fi 'Arrowhead' sells to US, Canada

12-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Mor stars in the survival thriller from director Jesse O’Brien.


Protagonist promotes trio

12-Sep-2016 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit promotes sales executives, delivery manager.


CPH PIX adds Danish 11, Neil Young retrospective

12-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: The festival will show eight films directed by Young under the name Bernard Shakey.

Toronto 2016 Daily 5

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Artekino Festival

Arte, Festival Scope launch pan-European online film festival Artekino

12-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Line-up includes Edinburgh victor Suntan, The Death Of Louis XIV and César winner Fatima.

Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' adds $16.6m overseas (update)

12-Sep-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

SEPT 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Age Of Shadows opens with huge $16.1m in South Korea.

I Am Not Madame Bovary

Well Go acquires 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

11-Sep-2016 | By

Well Go USA Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Feng Xiaogang’s satire and has set an October 7 release.

Max Rose

Film Mode picks up sales on 'Max Rose'

11-Sep-2016 | By

Clay Epstein’s sales company has acquired international sales rights to the Jerry Lewis starrer and is continuing talks with Toronto buyers this week.

Orion, BH Tilt snap up 'The Belko Experiment'

11-Sep-2016 | By

The partners confirmed on Sunday evening they had picked up North American distribution rights from MGM to Toronto Midnight Madness selection The Belko Experiment.

A Quiet Passion

DDI inks further 'A Quiet Passion' deals

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Terence Davies’s drama has sold to France and Japan, while Soda has taken over the UK release from Metrodome.

The Commune

Magnolia moves for Vinterberg’s 'The Commune'

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

US distributor has taken the 1970s-set drama, which won a Crystal Bear at the Berlinale for actress Trine Dyrholm.

La La Land

Awards race comes into focus at TIFF

11-Sep-2016 | By Fionnuala Halligan

La La Land, Jackie, Nocturnal Animals and Manchester By The Sea have all been garnering early awards buzz.


'Sully' rules North America on $35m (update)

11-Sep-2016 | By

Clint Eastwood’s drama Sully opened top at the weekend through Warner Bros on a confirmed $35m.

A Woman's Life

MK2 Films clocks sales on 'A Woman’s Life'

11-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Stéphane Brizé’s period drama stars Judith Chemla as a young aristocrat.

Nicholas Galitzine joins Radiant’s 'Changeover'

11-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Star of TIFF selection Handsome Devil has joined Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey in the supernatural thriller.

TIFF Jamaican film delegation

First Jamaica delegation hits TIFF

11-Sep-2016 | By Wendy Mitchell

A 20-strong group of Jamaican film professionals is in town, while the festival’s industry centre is also hosting a Jamaica stand.

Six selected for Indian film-makers residency

11-Sep-2016 | By

The film-makers will each receive an expert mentor to help develop their feature projects.


British Film Company plot 'Spitfire' doc

11-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The production and finance outfit is has also boarded the forthcoming Bert Trautmann feature.


IFT moves for Catherine Keener-starrer 'Unless'

11-Sep-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Alan Gilsenan directed the adaptation of Carol Shields’ Pulitzer Prize-wining novel.

Thierry Fremaux

Thierry Frémaux flies into Toronto for Lumière tribute

11-Sep-2016 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Cannes head will be live-narrating his archive film Lumière! at the festival.

Andy Serkis

Bleecker Street, Participant acquire 'Breathe'

10-Sep-2016 | By

Bleecker Street and Participant Media have jointly acquired North American rights from Embankment to Andy Serkis’ feature directorial debut.

'The Woman Who Left' wins Venice Golden Lion

10-Sep-2016 | By Screen staff

Lav Diaz’s The Woman Who Left from the Philippines won the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice Film festival on Saturday while Emma Stone claimed the Coppa Volpi best actress prize for La La Land and Oscar Martínez took actor honours for El Ciudadano Ilustre.

Snowden TIFF

Gordon-Levitt talks Snowden: "I know he would love to come home"

10-Sep-2016 | By Tom Grater

Cast and crew discussed Oliver Stone’s political drama in a TIFF press conference.

Focus, Lionsgate deals set TIFF abuzz

10-Sep-2016 | By

Focus has stolen headlines with its acquisition of PT Anderson’s latest, while buyers are circling Jackie.