Venice festival director Alberto Barbera talks breakout candidates, the likelihood of additions and competition with other festivals.
EXCLUSIVE: UK and US distributors partner on release of Sundance winner starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano.
Venice Production Bridge will incorporate Gap Financing Market and Final Cut events.
Executives at Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on Friday revealed the new title for what was previously known as Avengers: Infinity War Part I.
Na Hong Jin’s fantasy horror took the best film prize and audience award.
Projects from directors Bodo Kox and Adrian Panek are also being introduced.
Road trip comedy drama stars Peter Van den Begin as the Belgian head of state.
British director’s latest film, Florence Foster Jenkins, to screen at the festival’s open air theatre.
Executive producer Jeremy Thomas to present world premiere of Bhutan film.
Projects include The Distant Barking of Dogs, from The Act of Killing production company Final Cut For Real.
The deal will also see titles from Dogwoof’s back catalogue appear on the service.
Distributor has made four hires, including Mike Hewitt from Universal.
Universal Pictures International opens the fifth instalment in its 14-year-old spy franchise in 46 territories day-and-date with North America this weekend.
Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Michael Fassbender romance The Light Between Oceans among line-up.
EXCLUSIVE: The edgy distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Justin Tipping’s coming-of-age drama and winner of the best cinematography in a US narrative feature prize at Tribeca.
Plus: beIN Network to launch Dreamworks channel in Middle East, North Africa; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Morris Ruskin’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up worldwide sales rights to the genre film following its international premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival last week.
The Pinewood Group is set to be sold to an asset management business in a deal worth just over $425m (£320m).
Acqusitions include the nine-screen Empire Leicester Square [pictured], while Cineworld Haymarket will be taken over by Empire.
The pay-TV broadcaster saw profits surge 12% over the last year.
Three Spanish titles will compete for this year’s Golden Shell.
EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray directed the horror film by DeInstitutionalized starring Bill Cobbs, Richard Grieco and Eddie Steeples.
Stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley also set to attend.
Takings beat original 1987 release and 2007 re-release combined.
EXCLUSIVE: US-UK production about a 60+ cheerleading squad is to be directed by The Battle Of The Sexes’ Zara Hayes.
Mike Mill’s upcoming drama will receive its world premiere at the 54th New York Film Festival on October 8.
EXCLUSIVE: Neil Friedman’s Los Angeles-based company has picked up North American rights to the Dutch dramedy.
The company has acquired US distribution rights from Voltage Pictures to the Pierce Brosnan thriller.
Principal photography has begun in Montreal on Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film, which stars Kit Harington, Jessica Chastain, Natalie Portman and Susan Sarandon.
As Montreal genre festival Fantasia’s Frontières International Co-Production Market wrapped, it emerged that five participants have teamed up to release a series of anthologies curated from the Little Terrors short film festival in Toronto.
The director of global horror hit Annabelle will helm the horror-thriller.
Diversity manager Deborah Williams leaves BFI this month after one year in role.
Media giant Wanda has purchased the ticketing platform for $350m.
Five other studios continue to be investigated for anti-competitive licensing deals with Sky UK.
Current president Millard Ochs will transition into advisory role.
The broadcaster’s profits grew 9% year-on-year, with its production arm seeing revenues soar.
Illumination Entertainment founder and The Secret Life Of Pets producer will be honoured with an in conversation event and a special screening.
The studio is plotting to release two to four films next year, with Joo-young Lee’s A Single Rider set to be the first.
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) programmers have served up the first picks from what will be a typically daunting menu in September.
EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age drama centres on a young woman who seeks solace in sexual encounters.
The streaming platform is teaming up with John Wells Productions on the story of the sesnational data leak, whose exposure of elitist impropriety triggered political resignations and a host of investigations around the world.
The studio on Tuesday said it had hired Kevin Conroy to the new position of president of digital and new platforms.
EXCLUSIVE: Priscila Miranda’s fledgling Brazilian distributor will launch the documentary-fiction hybrid to coincide with the Games in Rio that start next month.
Syrian war documentary set as opening film; Naomi Kawase and Crystal Moselle shorts selected.
EXCLUSIVE: Sean Brosnan’s My Father Die among genre trio to secure distribution through FrightFest Presents label.
EXCLUSIVE: Market is due to screen more than 100 new Russian and foreign films to industry and public.
Filmmaker’s recent works included Factory Girl and Before The Summer Crowds.
One of the final performances from the late star to be seen as part of San Sebastian’s New Directors line-up.
Belgian financier of films including Third Person and Killing Season filed for protection from its creditors last month.
Production to get underway at West Ham’s former Upton Park stadium on August 8.
Plus: Open Road dates Before I Fall; Eben Davidson joins Paramount TV; and more…
Yahoo, one of the original internet giants that was valued at $125bn at the height of the dotcom boom in 2000, will sell for a fraction of that amount if shareholders and regulators approve the deal.
Twentieth Century Fox executives said on Monday they had signed a deal covering 21 countries.
Roald Dahl adaptation scores Steven Spielberg’s third-biggest three-day opening weekend.
San Sebastian to dedicate this year’s edition to late exhibitor and distributor, a champion of independent filmmakers including Lars von Trier, Michael Haneke and Takeshi Kitano.
EXCLUSIVE: Maastricht Concert took more than £1.4m at UK box office over weekend.
Skiptrace beats Tarzan and records Chan’s biggest opening weekend as Cold War 2 nears $100m.
The strand will be bookended by Alice Lowe’s Prevenge and Xander Robin’s Are We Not Cats [pictured].
Titles this year range from Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai to John Landis’s An American Werewolf In London.
Korean romantic thriller will be released theatrically and online in China.
Indonesian adventure drama is set to premiere at Locarno.
Plus: Comic-Con panel talks diversity and VR; Ellen Burtsyn joins The House Of Tomorrow; and more…
Ciro Guerra’s drama about indigenous tribes in the Colombian Amazon took home seven awards from eight nominations.
Directors Chanya Button, Adrian Sitaru, Xavier Seron scoop prizes; festival reveals works in progress winners.
JULY 25 UPDATE: Paramount/Skydance’s sci-fi prospered on a confirmed $59.3m number one debut, while Fox/Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age: Collision Course looks unlikely to live long following a franchise-low $21m launch.
The Jackie Chan action comedy ruled the waves at the weekend, plundering $62.3m in China as it ventured into six other markets via Bloom Media.
Another British actor earned his place in convention lore on Saturday as the Oscar-winner and star of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them handed out wands to everybody in Hall H.
Kevin Feige presided over a boisterous Marvel Studios panel that brought new trailers from Doctor Strange and Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, as well as footage from the sets of Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok.
Beijing-based LeEco unveiled on Friday what it claimed to be the first streaming service targeted at Generation Z.
EXCLUSIVE: Team behind Trent Haaga and Simon Rumley movies launches North American arm to be fronted by Raven Banner sales executive.
Winner to be announced during genre festival.
Newly appointed DCMS minister Matt Hancock will also be tackling cyber security in his role.
The NSA whistleblower admitted to a small group at a Q&A on Thursday night that he did not expect to get out of Hong Kong after he transferred top secret information to reporters in 2013.
EXCLUSIVE: Ukraine film industry set to receive fivefold cash injection and first rebate scheme.
UK distributor has struck a deal with Amazon for Jim Jarmusch’s Cannes title.
Genre festival reveals masterclasses and film programme.
Mark Boal, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of The Hurt Locker who also wrote Zero Dark Thirty, is suing Barack Obama and the US government over a threat to seize his taped interviews with Bowe Bergdahl.
Two hot TV projects, an environmental zombie and an unhinged park ranger were among highlights at the eighth edition of the horror market.
President Putin advisor Andrei Belousov revealed the tax plan, which is aimed at supporting Russian film production via the Russian State Cinema Fund.
In a day for internationally renowned directors making their Hall H debuts, the French filmmaker and Europacorp chief quickly found his footing in San Diego as he shared first images and footage from Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets.
In one of the most provocative Hall H panels in a long time, Snowden director Oliver Stone on his debut took part in a far-ranging conversation about patriotism, surveillance, Pokemon Go and an appreciation of the man who inspired his latest film.
The financier-producer has issued a statement professing its ignorance over allegations that laundered Malaysian money was used to fund The Wolf Of Wall Street.
EXCLUSIVE: Vernon to depart after 11 years at UK distributor; John Ramchandani to assume “broader role”.
Dreamworks Animation chiefs previewed 16 minutes of year-end release Trolls to the San Diego convention as stars Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake charmed the crowd.
Growth of virtual reality filmmaking to be discussed at DIFF.
Six-part series will be adapted by War And Peace scribe Andrew Davies.
Plus: Samuel Goldwyn Films acquires Chicken People; IFP expands remit; and more…
The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) announced that admissions for local films went up 8.4% to 43.8 million in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period last year.
EXCLUSIVE: Director of Oscar-nominated documentary set for war biopic produced by Charlize Theron’s Denver & Delilah and Thunder Road.
In a timely deal give the eruption of the Pokemon Go mobile gaming phenomenon, the studio said on Wednesday it will make the first live-action feature based on the enduring Japanese property.
On the back of Emmy-nominated BBC and AMC series The Night Manager, The Ink Factory announced on Wednesday it would partner with Paramount TV on the latest John le Carré spy thriller.
Plus: Kino Lorber acquires The Daughter; Aspen Film appoints industry trio for flagship events; and more…
Screen canvasses industry opinion on Langan’s tenure and the prospects for one of the UK’s cornerstone funders.
Disappointing box office means the final episode in Lionsgate-Summit’s YA franchise starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James may skip theatres.
Festival programming director to return to US.
UPDATED: Veteran filmmaker also created US TV series Happy Days.
Amazon is planning to spend $300m on local content as it rolls out its Amazon Prime Video service in India later this year, according to local reports.
Deadline approaching for film industry awards.
Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts among titles; In Focus strand also revealed.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 and National Geographic are to partner for the first time on Wolf Hall director Peter Kosminsky’s upcoming ISIS-inspired drama.
Almodóvar regular Rossy de Palma to also star in the film produced by Paris-based LGM and Studiocanal.
Irish Film Board also backs several other features and grants co-production funds to a revenge thriller starring Game Of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer.
Philomena producer is to join Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Productions.
On the eve of Comic-Con the parties announced the comic book and said they plan to expand it into a global transmedia franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: Singer co-stars in movie produced by Birdman and Tulip Fever executive Molly Connners.
Ava DuVernay’s film has been confirmed as opening night selection of the 54th New York Film Festival, set to run from September 30–October 16.
Voltage Pictures has added the celebrity aka The Fat Jew to its teen comedy alongside new additions Rob Riggle, Famke Janssen, John Michael Higgins and Wendi McLendon-Covey.
EXCLUSIVE: Hyena star, who recently filmed Ghost In The Shell with Scarlett Johansson, takes villain role in black comedy.
BFI CEO Amanda Nevill, CEO of Swiss watchmaker IWC and industry representative to award prize.
EXCLUSIVE: Cannes hit approaches $1m after first weekend with screen count set to expand.
The latest entry in the Pokemon animated film franchise has become a victim of bad timing at the Japanese box office after debuting weeks ahead of the domestic rollout of Pokemon Go, the hit smartphone app that has captured the world’s attention.
Sigourney Weaver to receive festival’s Donostia Award.
The executive most recently served as senior vice-president of production for New Line Cinema and will occupy the role of head of production for the motion picture group.
Plus: Mike Tyson joins Lionsgate’s prank-comedy adventure Public Disturbance; and more…
Four world premieres among line-up.
The British comedian who shot to fame with BBC hit The Office and earned notoriety in Hollywood as the host of several Golden Globe ceremonies will receive the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy.
Seeking to exploit its library of more than 400 titles from Exclusive Media Group, Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group is venturing into specialty distribution.
The average cost of a cinema ticket in the second quarter of 2016 reached $8.73, marking the highest unadjusted level ever according to data issued by the National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) on Monday.
UPDATED: Shares in the streaming giant dropped around 15% after trading on Monday as the company missed its projections on subscriber growth for the second quarter.
Ahead of this week’s public world premiere at Comic-Con and nationwide release of Star Trek Beyond, Paramount announced on Monday the next instalment featuring the return of Chris Hemsworth.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in Barbara Broccoli-produced drama shooting in UK.
Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets becomes the biggest animation of 2016 to date.
The Argentine-born Brazilian director who directed William Hurt to an Oscar in Kiss Of The Spider Woman has died of a heart attack in Sao Paulo. He was 70.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer Andrew van den Houten’s fledgling New York-based finance, sales, distribution company has boarded world sales rights ahead of the film’s world premiere at Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal on July 21.
Studiocanal requests that exhibitors remove terror plot thriller from programmes.
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor Arthouse acquires quartet including Karlovy Vary winner.
Trademark Films’ Parfitt will act as a creative consultant for the UK production and financing outfit.
Claudia Pedraza’s debut feature scooped the $20,000 top prize at the Bogotá Audiovisual Market.
Cold War 2 leads again; Chinese films retain dominance with eight of the top 10 slots.
Producer Migde Velazquez has been appointed US representative and head of international operations to Rome’s Cinecittà Studios in Los Angeles.
Film loosely inspired by Dostoyevsky story to shoot in and around Latvian city of Daugavpils.
The publicist who worked with Barbra Streisand, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and advised Bill Clinton and Israeli premier Yitzhak Rabin has died at his Los Angeles home. He was 86.
Plus: Major!, Miles win at Outfest; Ken Burns doc secures qualifying run; IFC picks up King Cobra; FilmBuff takes Level Up
The non-competitive strand will also feature Pablo Larrain’s Neruda and Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson.
Myriad Pictures chief Kirk D’Amico is lining up his feature directorial debut on the holiday film ahead of the start of principal photography in Toronto later in the summer.
A round-up of the headlines from Star Wars Celebration including confirmation that Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Han Solo, behind the scenes footage from Rogue One and a Lucasfilm VR project based around Darth Vader.
The fantasy project will be co-produced with local production outfit Yellow, Black & White.
JULY 18 UPDATE: Fox International top brass reported another dominant international session from the Hollywood contingent as the Blue Sky Studios and Twentieth Century Fox Animation tentpole added a confirmed $53.1m from 60 markets.
JULY 18 UPDATE: Another weekend of records saw Finding Dory become the biggest animation release of all time, while Disney crossed $2bn faster than any studio before it and Sony’s Ghostbusters reboot opened in second place.
EXCLUSIVE: Mainstream and auteur Colombian companies join efforts for the comeback of El Páramo director.
FilmRise has picked up ancillary world rights and Investigation Discovery US television premiere rights to the documentary Southwest Of Salem: The Story Of The San Antonio Four.
President Anant Singh has closed international deals for China Star’s big budget fantasy film starring Jet Li, Tony Leung Ka-fai and Fan Bingbing with IM Global and Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Actor cites differences with board; Costume designer Yvonne Blake appointed as acting president until election can be held.
Festival’s new $20,000 international competition prize goes to Albert Serra for The Death Of Louis XIV; One Week And A Day wins best Israeli feature.
Projects show a diversity of languages: Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali, Hindi and Punjabi.
Cinemas closed and concerts cancelled in aftermath of deadly Nice attack; cast and crew of ‘50 Shades Darker’ reported safe.
Following its acquisition of Odeon & UCI Cinemas earlier this week, Dalian Wanda Group is in talks to buy a 49% stake in Paramount Pictures from Viacom, according to reports.
Plus: Kino Lorber moves The Tenth Man; Warner Bros dates three; TWC moves The Founder deep into awards season
Heading into Comic-Con, Ken Kao’s company has picked up rights to Jeff Lemire and illustrator Emi Lenox’s comic series.
Kankuro Kudo’s anarchic Japanese comedy has triumphed at the 15th New York Asian Film Festival, which executive director Samuel Jamier said drew record audiences.
Bradley replaces John Whittingdale who departs after 14 months in the post.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and her Toronto-based team have acquired international sales rights to The Ink Connection’s ‘fake fiction’ feature ahead of its European festival premiere in Switzerland.
EXCLUSIVE: Beijing-based filmmaker Dayyan Eng has started shooting contemporary comedy fantasy Wished, with a hot ensemble cast including Xia Yu, Yan Ni, Victoria Song and Pan Binlong.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to Dusty Bias’s Sonoma International Film Festival audience and jury best feature winner.
The documentary from Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey will get a limited theatrical release day-and-date with digital and VOD on August 26.
The 73rd Venice International Film Festival will award its Golden Lion awards for lifetime achievement to French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo and Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski.
The Spanish festival reveals titles of the first competitive edition of the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section that will award a $22,200 (€20,000) prize.
Marc Butan’s MadRiver buys high-concept pitch with Riverstone Pictures on board to executive produce.
John Whittingdale has lost his job as culture secretary.
The eighth edition of the UK’s Guiding Lights mentoring scheme has selected 17 new mentees from 215 applications received across the UK and Ireland.
Finding Dory – comfortably the biggest Pixar release of all time in North America and the biggest film in the territory for the year-to-date on $431.9m and counting – swims into a further nine major markets and several smaller ones this weekend.
JULY 13 UPDATE: In a move that will exacerbate already tense diplomatic relations with Washington, the Russian foreign ministry reportedly said on Wednesday it deported the NBCUniversal film chief because he was placed on a ‘stop list’ in retaliation over alleged US sanctions against Russian officials.
The studio announced on Wednesday it had scheduled an untitled instalment for October 27, 2017, marking a return to the horror series last seen in 2010.
Ben Stiller is in final talks to star in the comedy that Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will finance and produce with Plan B Entertainment.
Director Jaume Collet-Serra’s action-thriller backed by Studiocanal begins production this month.
Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher has expanded his team with the hires of Laura Florence, Dan Fisher and Rachel Koehler.
EXCLUSIVE: Tale of Ukrainian woman’s struggle to build new life in Germany was produced by Pandora.
Disney and ESPN collaboration starring Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo will get a gala screening.
EXCLUSIVE: Met Film Post and Slingshot Productions exec Cavan Ash joins post-production outfit.
The studio is building its unscripted portfolio with the announcement that it has bought a stake in new production company Primal Media.
Jason Bourne, Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry, The Girl With All The Gifts (opener) among line-up; artistic director Carlo Chatrian’s contract extended until 2020.
The head of CAA’s television department was speaking on a Jerusalem Film Festival panel.
NBC Universal’s chairman of filmed entertainment Jeff Shell was detained for several hours.
Plus: Miss Sloane gets US awards season release date; Freestyle Digital Media acquires Autumn Lights; and more
Jerusalem Film and Television Fund’s animation event The Hop, Skip & A Jump is aiming to grow the city’s fledgling animation scene.
Blockbuster deal makes AMC the world’s largest movie theatre operator.
Heading into a San Diego jamboree that is uncharacteristically light on studio attendance this year, the US major has revealed details of its two-hour, DC-heavy session on July 23 as it aims to eclipse the Marvel Studios panel.
New York-based Fork Films announced on Tuesday it will provide grant funding for ten projects in different stages of development centring on human rights and social justice topics.
EXCLUSIVE: Private demonstrations of the exhibition format to take place over summer.
EXCLUSIVE: Italian distributor buys docs including Zero Days and Lo And Behold and a number of narrative dramas.
Screen Australia has committed AU$3m ($2.3m) towards fast-tracking 58 projects by female filmmakers, as part of a broader gender equality initiative.
The executive becomes senior vice-president of acquisitions after most recently serving as director of worldwide acquisitions at EuropaCorp.
Producer and managing director of Scott Free has died.
Cold War 2 top at Chinese box office between Jul 4 - 10; first time since early February that Chinese films score 1-2-3.
Women Leadership scheme aims to address gender imbalance in top cinema jobs
The film support body said on Tuesday it will support three French projects to the tune of $1.4m through its Canada Feature Film Fund.
Matan Yair’s Scaffolding [pictured] and Keren Yedaya’s Red Fields were among the winners at the 11th edition of the event.
Horror master talks video game adaptations of his films, his music career and the possibility of composing the music for the Halloween sequel.
Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival here.
Plus: production begins in Canada on ‘Welcome To Nowhere’
JULY 11 UPDATE: Fox International has now crossed the $2bn mark in 2016, marking the eighth consecutive year it has done so.
EXCLUSIVE: Shoval [pictured] was mentored by Iñárritu on the set of The Revenant.
Festival consultants to include James Schamus, Olivier Père, Huang Jianxin and Michael J. Werner.
As revenue surges, Pinewood CEO comments on Brexit fallout: “Decline in sterling exchange rate is undoubtedly positive for our international customers.”
Festival to receive additional funding from Germany’s State Minister for Culture and Media in 2017.
HBO Asia is teaming with China Movie Channel (CMC) on a series of Chinese-language martial arts movies, starting with two films executive produced by Corey Yuen.
Warner Bros’ The Legend Of Tarzan is the week’s highest new entry with $4.57m (£3.55m) from its 507 sites.
EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to Zhang Yang’s award-winning drama Soul On A String.
In the wake of the departure of Andrew Rodgers, the RiverRun International Film Festival has unveiled its new leader following a nationwide search.
The distributor has picked up US rights from The Film Sales Company to the Tel Aviv Docaviv audience award winner by directors Alon Schwarz and Shaul Schwarz.
Other winners include A Date For Mad Mary from Room producer Ed Guiney.
Hanan Savyon and Guy Amir are best known for creating and starring in Israeli TV shows Asfur [pictured] and Ptzuim BaRosh.
EXCLUSIVE: The fraternal directors are also working on a documentary about porn star Jonathan Agassi.
EXCLUSIVE: Family film has clocked up 150,000 admissions in Israel.
The film follows three Palestinian brothers who are smuggled into Israel from the West Bank.
The festival is showcasing virtual reality for the first time, including the first raft of Israeli VR projects.
Stillman is writing six more The Cosmopolitans episodes, but is making changes from the pilot.
JULY 11 UPDATE: The latest release from Universal / Illumination Entertainment bolstered the stealthy muscularity of summer box office with the biggest launch for an original animation property in North America.
Tarantino revealed the best character he’s ever written and discussed retiring after 10 movies.
Hungarian drama won best film and best actor, while Czech features also saw success.
EXCLUSIVE: Film marks debut feature of Yehonatan Indursky, director of award-winning short The Cantor And The Sea.
EXCLUSIVE: Evgeny Ruman’s upcoming feature follows two Soviet Union dubbing artists in 1990s Israel.
Film is considered one of the most important in Israel’s cinematic history.
Dylan Leiner, Alison Thompson discussed the distribution, VOD and the future of cinema culture during a festival panel.
EXCLUSIVE: Project clinched top prize at Sam Spiegel International Film Lab in 2014.
A total of 11 projects were presented at the closing pitching event of fifth edition.
Jude Law stars in the eight-episode HBO, Sky and Canal Plus series.
Plus: Sutherland closing in on Flatliners; China gets Dolby Cinema first; and more…
US director to attend festival, where whistleblower feature will play out of competition.
EXCLUSIVE: Production to start rolling in November.
EXCLUSIVE: Director of The Band’s Visit to explore dilemma of being a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship.
EXCLUSIVE: Horror sequel will be set 10 years after the events of the first film and will not be found-footage.
Controversial culture minister announces new film fund aimed at boosting southern Israel.
EXCLUSIVE: Producers join Marko Mäkilaakso’s pulpy monster movie based on the 80’s video game; Raven Banner sells.
Only 10% of working film directors are women, but one lobbying organisation is fighting for change.
EXCLUSIVE: Alchemy Fund aimed at supporting films in the £1m-£10m range.
Venice appoints additional jury presidents; Sam Mendes already on board as competition jury president.
The Institute has joined forces with Greece’s Faliro House on an event for emerging screenwriters from Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Cyprus.
The Pentland Studio project hopes to move ahead with its film and TV studio development outside Edinburgh, pending a greenlight from government.
Plus: cast confirmed for Haley’s The Hero; CaribbeanTales festival line-up; and more…
Schumacher to step down after 13 years at UK sales outfit.
EXCLUSIVE: Woman In Black 2 star joins comedy, which is set to shoot this month.
The New York distributor has bought North American rights to Keiichi Hara’s award-winning animated coming-of-age tale.
The Safran Company military thriller starring Armie Hammer will get an autumn North American release.
The US theatrical distributor, with creditors in the US and Europe, will “pursue an orderly liquidation.”
Creative Industries Council working group to examine the EU referendum outcome on the creative sectors.
INT’L WEEKEND PREVIEW: The Legend of Tarzan muscles into three more major international markets this weekend, while Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates makes its international debut.
Juno Temple and James Belushi also confirmed for the cast of Woody Allen’s next feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Team behind Triangle and Detour working on thriller; Dan Films slate includes $2-20m projects.
EXCLUSIVE: SC Films boards sci-fi starring Tom Hughes and Oona Chaplin.
Festival set to open tonight with a screening of Pedro Almodovar’s Julieta [pictured].
The director is at the 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival to accompany a screening of Pulp Fiction.
Ymagis unveiled its feature film mastering and screening technology EclairColor for cinemas at the recent CineEurope convention.
Selection committee also announced for Southeast Asian projects lab.
EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has sold the MMA action thriller to the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia and other markets.
The Alicia Vikander period drama, which was to have opened in the US later this month, has been rescheduled for next February.
The Spanish-Argentine comedy and multiple Goya winner is set for US theatrical release through New York independent FilmRise.
EXCLUSIVE: Zaza Urushadze filming first feature since Oscar-nominated drama.
EXCLUSIVE: UK film and TV outfit to be led by Vivien Muller-Rommel.
EXCLUSIVE: Hellboy actor Ron Perlman and Suffragette director Sarah Gavron among jury to select winning features.
Serbia-Bulgaria-Macedonia co-pro wins takes prize.
Three films from 12 teams will be greenlit for production.
The Los Angeles event will include six features from this year’s Sundance festival and a showcase of comedy shorts.
Don’t Breathe and Blood Father to close genre fest; world premiere of the late Pascal Chaumeil’s last film; Brandon Cronenberg project in works-in-progress strand; genre VR panel set.
DoP behind Taxi Driver, The Lost Boys and Michael Jackson’s Bad to receive lifetime award.
Former Cinecittà exec Cristina Giubbetti to lead department aimed at luring foreign productions to Italy.
US slave uprising drama to be released in the middle of awards season; new trailer released.
The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed submission deadlines in a number of categories – including foreign language film - for this year’s Oscars.
Names and projects announced at Karlovy Vary.
Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme launched in honour of the Doctor and Carry On series.
EXCLUSIVE: Filming has commenced on The Time Of Their Lives, also starring Franco Nero and Joely Richardson; Sir Tim Rice to oversee the soundtrack.
EXCLUSIVE: Sergei Polunin ballet dancer doc is directed by Oscar-nominated Steven Cantor.
The Little Hours kicks off deal between Concourse Media and Productivity to fund between eight and 12 features.
Rai sells second opera season to distributors around the world.
Palme d’Or-winning director, icon of the Iranian New Wave, has died in Paris; Martin Scorsese praises “extraordinary body of work”.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor to donate 20% of theatrical receipts for Mark Duggan documentary to UK charity.
From Optimum Releasing to Paddington and Legend, Studiocanal is now the UK’s biggest indie producer-distributor. Screen speaks to CEO Danny Perkins.
Magical caper becomes Lionsgate’s biggest film ever in China.
Johannes Bah Kuhnke leads the underwater thriller about a special ops unit that travels to the bottom of the Yellow Sea.
Audience winner also revealed in Karlovy Vary.
EXCLUSIVE: He joins the London post-house from Met Film Post.
Eichinger’s Hands Of A Mother won three prizes at the German Cinema New Talent Awards.
This year’s British Urban Film Festival will host the premiere of Nicole Albarelli’s debut feature.
Fox’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie scores excellent non-final $5.4m (£4.03m) debut to chart second.
Boswell joins from post-production house Lip Sync.
JULY 5 UPDATE: Ice Age: Collision Course posts $18.1m debut from seven markets; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel opens top in China.
UPDATE: Finding Dory stays top for a third weekend; Tarzan’s $38.5m beats out rival new releases The Purge: Election Year and The BFG.
EXCLUSIVE: Eriq Ebouaney and Sandrine Bonnaire to co-star in asylum seeker love story.
The Oscar-winning writer-director was widely acclaimed for The Deer Hunter but fell from grace with Heaven’s Gate.
War thriller Anthropoid opens film festival in Czech Republic.
INTERNATIONAL PREVIEW: The fifth Ice Age film, a new take on Tarzan and Steven Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation are among this weekend’s international entrants.
London-based genre festival to feature 19 world premieres and 35 UK & European premieres.
EXCLUSIVE: Hot Cannes package You Were Never Really Here has secured a UK deal; shoot due to get underway late summer.
Family animation Minions also received double digit complaints from members of the public.
Gabriele Mainetti’s fantasy superhero film won seven Italian film awards earlier this year.
The award-winning documentary about a Paraguayan youth musical group will go theatrical in September, with VOD, DVD and TV launches to follow.
Plus: Sing Street re-released in US; Interview with God wraps; and more…
British comedy also topped US buddy comedy Central Intelligence and animation The Secret Life of Pets.
The US mini-major has signed a long-anticipated deal to acquire premium cable network operator Starz, agreeing to pay $4.4bn in cash and stock.
The studio has confirmed plans for a follow-up to its 2012 animated hit, with a March 2018 release date booked.
The New York-based distributor has bought North American rights to the ‘colour guard’ performance documentary produced by musician David Byrne.
The sequel to 2014 horror hit Annabelle has begun principal photography in Los Angeles, with David F Sandberg directing.
EXCLUSIVE: Hannaleena Hauru’s debut feature is produced by company behind Cannes Un Certain Regard winner The Happiest Day In The Life of Olli Maki.
Initiative will support 10,000 creative sector SMEs.
The US Academy’s new invitees are 46% female and 41% people of colour. But research shows industry women still face “systematic lack of trust.”
The Chinese Film Directors Guild has issued a statement demanding an explanation after Tibetan filmmaker Pema Tseden was hospitalised during a period of detention by Chinese police.
Plus: MGM secures new $1bn credit facility; Digimon Adventure gets US release; and more…
Netflix is aiming to find an international audience for its Korean-language productions, as well as Bong Joon Ho’s multilingual Okja, according to David Lee, Netflix vice president, international originals.
Eurimages executive director Roberto Olla reiterates that the door remains open.
EXCLUSIVE: The new Brazilian art cinema distributor has unveiled a slate including films from Marco Bellocchio, Amos Gitai and Gabriel Ripstein.
Guests at this year’s event will include Joshua Marston and actor Michael Shannon who will present new mystery-drama Complete Unknown.
Fledgling NY outfit Grasshopper Film has taken rights to Oliver Laxe’s Morocco-set Western.
Confirmed titles include Måns Månsson’s Yarden [pictured] and Eiji Uchida’s Lowlife Love.
A mentorship programme and paid internships are being introduced in a bid to help boost the number of female directors in the industry.
The Godfather director will be presented with the event’s lifetime achievement award.
BAFTA LA is to present Samuel L Jackson with this year’s Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment.
The BAFTA-winner boards Denis Villeneuve’s follow-up, joining a cast that already includes Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Robin Wright.
Lionsgate had its biggest opening in China with Now You See Me 2 on $43.64m from its first three days
EXCLUSIVE: Edinburgh-based Cinefile has taken UK and Irish rights to Brian Cox-starring The Carer from sales company Yellow Affair.
Nate Parker, director of The Birth of a Nation, will get this year’s Sundance Institute award, which brings a cash prize and industry mentorship.
EXCLUSIVE: Final version of Cannes Competition title is now seven minutes shorter following critics response.
Dallas Buyers Club producer Truth Entertainment and writer-director Joe Tripician are starting work on a new project about father-daughter grifters.
DreamWorks Animation’s Awesomeness Films has acquired film rights to the debut novel by Australian author Krystal Sutherland.
The Fair Market Value filmmaker will steer Fulton Street Entertainment’s adaptation of the coming-of-age novel.
Channel 4 head of drama Piers Wenger has been appointed BBC director of drama commissioning after four years at the ad-supported broadcaster.
Daniel Gordon directs the story of the controversial race between Zola Budd and Mary Decker at 1984 Olympics.
Fond also backs two TV serires and Lisa Langseth’s new feature.
Lionsgate UK is partnering with Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures to launch a writing competition for UK residents who want to write a TV drama series.
Fox will handle DVD and VOD marketing and distribution for MGM’s film and TV product until June 2020.
Shout! Factory has acquired a package of rights to the Australian animated feature and plans a multi-platform release.
Short films from Kosovo, France, the US and Switzerland are among the winners at the Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Plus: Straight Up buys Man’s Search for Meaning rights; and more…
Public consultation open for industry and audiences; nine roadshow events planned.
The US and Korean companies will co-finance and co-produce the feature about a Korean follower of a US baseball team.
The BAFTA fellowship winner comes on board as the IM Global-backed project starts its shoot in Liverpool.
Bedlam joins Knightsbridge Films to produce biopic of Leicester City and England footballer.
ITV, Sky take stock market hit as uncertainty looks set to continue for film and TV industries following last week’s EU referendum vote.
EXCLUSIVE: Les Films du Losange secures key deals; Matthieu Kassovitz joins cast also featuring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Isabelle Huppert.
EXCLUSIVE: Playwright Charlotte Josephine has won the inaugural BBC Screenplay First Award, bestowed by BBC Films and BBC Writersroom.
Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence has to settle for second with non-final $6.7m (£5.05m) debut from its 611 sites.
Shoot underway in Chile on crowd-funded action-comedy from Con Air director.
Mirjana Karanovic’s A Good Wife wins best first film; audience award goes to Iciar Bollain’s The Olive Tree.
JUNE 27 UPDATE: Now You See Me 2 records Lionsgate’s biggest-ever opening in China with $44.4m.
Titles will include Michael Moore’s Where To Invade Next.
The London-based documentary festival gives its emerging talent prize to Algerian director Hassan Ferhani.
UPDATED: Fox’s action sci-fi sequel fell short in its domestic debut, thanks to a big second weekend hold by Pixar’s Finding Dory and a strong start for Sony’s The Shallows.
German director Emmerich sells script to Universal and is set to direct the sci-fi story.
Plus: Dirty 30 gets US release; The Sound of Things to premiere in Moscow.
Legendary Pictures has won a bidding war for a high finance tale with Jennifer Lawrence attached to star and Adam McKay set to write and direct.
Michael Sheen is to make his feature directing debut on - and star in - the true crime thriller, based on the actor’s own script
UPDATES: BFI & BFC COMMENTS. There has been a shocked and dismayed response to the news of Brexit in almost every sector of the British film industry; responses in Europe have also been extremely downbeat.
The winners have been announced at the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival.
La Rochelle’s Sunny Side of the Doc festival and market previewed Canal+ and BBC’s migrant documentary Exodus.
As the UK votes decisively to leave the European Union, the film and TV sectors are in limbo.
International law firm Olswang details the potential fallout concerning free movement of crew, film distribution, copyright and soft money.
Nordisk Film & TV Fond has unveiled the list of Nordic graduation students and their projects running for the $30,000 (NOK250,000) pitch prize and $6,000 (NOK 50,000) special mention prize at Nordic Talents (Aug 31-Sept 2).
Experienced directors invited to apply for Bergman Revisited, with shorts unveiled during his centenary year of 2018.
Murray Dibbs departs as managing director after eight years at the company.
Plus: AwesomenessTV begins ‘Straight Outta Oz’ shoot; and more…
Industry event unfolding in French port town of La Rochelle unveils project awards, sets Asian Side of the Doc dates.
Keith Hayley, Robert Bevan and Charles Savill sentenced to nine years in prison; Norman Leighton gets two years suspended sentence.
Fox and Roland Emmerich’s disaster sequel – coming 20 years after the original hit – takes on Disney-Pixar’s Finding Nemo in the battle of the international box office giants this weekend.
Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) chairman Kim Dong-ho has made a public apology and vowed to have BIFF’s articles of association changed by the end of July so that local filmmakers can call off their boycott.
According to German media outlets, a masked man is dead after opening fire at a cinema complex in Viernheim, near Mannheim, in western Germany.
Aardman talked to Screen in Annecy about future projects - including the Eddie Redmayne-voiced Early Man - BFI support and learning curves.
The distributor has picked up North American rights from Beta Cinema to Israeli film-maker Elite Zexer’s directorial debut and Sundance selection.
Toronto-based Edyson Entertainment is set to begin production on the body-positive comedy in Hamilton, Ontario.
Jordan McGarry joins Film London as head of talent development and production, taking over from Deborah Sathe.
The $28.5m eight-part series will serve as a sequel to the 1981 hit film.
Beijing-based company is joint-venture between CMC Holdings and Warner Bros.
Dolby Laboratories has announced its first Dolby theatres in Asia at Wanda Cinema Line sites in Dalian, Changchun, Chongqing and Jinan.
Nordisk takes reins on Department Q novel adaptations following Zentropa hits.
Christian Alvart’s Berlin-based Syrreal Entertainment enters agreement with Jiabo Culture.
Foresight Unlimited’s action thriller has taken a big step forward as the company announced that the trio have joined previously cast lead Toby Kebbell.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US television rights to UK-based Sid Gentle Films’ upcoming alternate history thriller to star Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth.
The Los Angeles-based company will handle international sales on the thriller starring Matthew Goode and Joely Richardson depicting the infamous London jewellery heist in 2015.
Plus: Aaron Sorkin to give online screenwriting lessons on MasterClass; and more…
Working Title, See-Saw, Number 9, Lord Puttnam among signatories of letter arguing to remain in the EU.
New Roy Andersson feature About Endlessness also gets backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.
EXCLUSIVE: The executive arrives from Lightning Entertainment as director of acquisitions and marketing.
The film body has advised producers they have until July 15 to submit their films to represent Canada in the upcoming foreign language Oscar race.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has taken on director Jeffrey Bell and producer Mike Dieffenbach’s MLS football documentary.
Warcraft continued to reign supreme at the Chinese box office, taking $48.19m in the week of Jun 13 -19.
A new UK survey proves what many people already know anecdotally, that it’s a challenge being a parent and working in the film and TV industries.
Drama centres on two little people from a town in Kurdish Iraq who risk their lives to deliver shoes to Cristiano Ronaldo.
Oscar-winner Meryl Streep to also attend this year’s festival.
Drama marks the first project from Vikander’s outfit, Vikarious Productions.
Alumni on film and TV programme include producers of The Lunchbox, Bullhead and The Book Of Negroes.
Theatres to be added across UK and other European markets.
Documentary festival attended by Sir David Attenborough, Michael Moore and Tilda Swinton among others.
Captain Fantastic to open festival in South Korea.
A white paper by data analytics specialist Movio claims to have turned on its head the widely held belief that the world’s largest living generation is less interested in film-going than previous generations.
Festival guests will include director Jim Sheridan and actress Ruth Negga.
The in-demand British star has signed on to Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama backed by Annapurna Pictures.
Drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike to receive European premiere at LFF.
Shoot is underway in Berlin on The Lives Of Others director’s third film.
Amazon Studios’ Ted Hope to reveal “vision for film”; works in progress winner to receive new award worth more than $100,000.
Motion Picture Association of America chairman-chief excecutive Christopher Dodd confirms opposition to Digital Single Market proposals in CineEurope keynote address.
Festival reveals guests headed to Karlovy Vary next month.
Screen spoke to the first-time feature producer of well-received Edinburgh title Moon Dogs, backed by Welsh, Irish and Scottish film bodies.
The original ensemble comedy about a group of 20-somethings on a crazy adventure to the biggest EDM festival in America will debut on August 26.
Plus: Production wraps in Canada on ‘The Stakelander’; and more…
The joint venture between Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Ivanhoe Pictures launched last year to build a slate of local-language films across Asia has identified a Chinese-language project about the former NBA star.
Multi-million pound deal will see the company develop an animated TV series and more films.
Streaming service and media group agree to terminate lucrative joint venture.
EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales will sell the Iceland-Denmark-Poland co-production.
EXCLUSIVE: Projects involving Damian Jones and Versailles breakout star George Blagden also pitched at Edinburgh’s first works in progress event.
Production has started on John Woo’s highly-anticipated action thriller Manhunt, starring Zhang Hanyu and Masaharu Fukuyama, in Osaka, Japan.
Sony Pictures Animation on Monday afternoon unveiled a blockbuster film and television slate through 2018 that made no secret of the properties the studio values most highly.
The National Association Of Latino Independent Producers will host its annual media summit from June 23-26 at the Dolby Ballroom in Hollywood.
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Ensemble cast includes Steve Buscemi, Simon Russell Beale and Paddy Considine.
James Wan horror lands top while Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets scores biggest ever Saturday/Sunday preview haul for an original animation.
Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean star in Yorkshire-set drama.
Brazilian film debuted in Competiton at Cannes.
British entrepreneur Martin Warner’s VOD service has crossed the Atlantic.
Sidse Babett Knudsen joins cast of Finnish-Swedish-Estonian drama.
Chinese director Liu Jie’s De Lan won best film at this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival, while Vito Palmieri’s See You In Texas won the grand jury prize.
Cult filmmaker to appear in conversation at film festival.
Nine projects unveiled on top of six previously announced projects.
JUNE 20 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 crossed $100m overseas; Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft hits $200m in China.
UK-based film financier Ingenious has formed a joint venture with China’s Hejing Culture to produce and co-finance a slate of independent films in a deal worth $200m.
JUNE 20 UPDATE: The model of Jeep that apparently crushed rising star Anton Yelchin in his driveway in the small hours of Sunday had been recalled.
JUNE 20 UPDATE: Pixar’s family sequel gave early summer box office the boost it needed and rewrote the animation record books, while Warcraft tumbled 70% in its second weekend.
The studio announced on Friday morning it is moving ahead with a Hindi-language version of the hit action comedy.
The staggering contrast between Chinese and North American box office for Warcraft was according to one former studio executive a seismic event in the theatrical business that portends a fundamental shift in the Hollywood decision-making process.
Festival director Alberto Barbara also signs deal to keep him at Venice until 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: Directors Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey to re-team on children’s story; The Song Of The Sea secures China deal.
Working Title Films to make Victoria and Abdul; Focus Features, Universal to distribute.
EXCLUSIVE: Irreverent Burbank-based animation company behind TV series Robot Chicken is set to push into features.
Netflix and DreamWorks have 16 TV series in development, says DreamWorks CEO.
Leading pan-Arab distributor adds 24 titles to slate.
Actor Orlando Bloom is partnering with China’s Bliss Media to form a joint production company, BlissBloom Productions, and will star in the venture’s first production S.M.A.R.T. Chase: Fire & Earth.
The executive will assume the role of chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film after current incumbent Jim Gianopulos steps down on June 30, 2017.
The streaming platform has acquired US and select international rights to Ricky Gervais’ upcoming film excluding the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The German Palme d’or-winning director will select a series of films at the 43rd Telluride Film Festival, set to run from September 2-5 in Colorado.
The Argentinian star will collect the lifetime achievement award during the third annual awards gala at the Punta del Este Conventions Centre in Uruguay on July 24.
Plus: American Cinema Editors sets awards show date; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: The feel-good hit starring Jonathan Pryce, Pauline Collins and Jerome Holder struck a blow for the limited distribution space as it crossed the threshold in North America on June 14.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association will announce its nominations on December 12.
EXCLUSIVE: The Awakening producer boards dark comedy adapted by the late Johnny Ferguson.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Catalyst and Matador exec joins as company secures US deal.
KOSDAQ-listed Signal Entertainment Group is partnering with Batman franchise executive producer Michael Uslan to produce global content, including Asia-themed superhero and animation films.
Montreal genre showcase to open with drama King Dave and John Stockwell’s Kickboxer: Vengeance.
Swiss Army Man, starring Daniel Radcliffe, to receive European premiere at genre film festival.
Village Roadshow Pictures Asia (VRPA) is teaming with Heyi Pictures to co-finance and co-produce sci-fi thriller Bleeding Steel, starring Jackie Chan.
With special effects credits including Harry Potter, X-Men and Assassin’s Creed, the firm is now pushing into animation production.
Wendy Mitchell talks to four Finish producers headed to Edinburgh, which is hosting a territory focus on the Scandinavian territory this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Cinema Management Group has reported robust sales on the Croisette led by its hotly anticipated ‘painted animation’ starring Saoirse Ronan.
Bob Iger on Wednesday issued a statement after law enforcement officers in Florida confirmed the two-year-old snatched by an alligator at a Disney resort on Tuesday night had been found dead.
Documentary festival announces winners.
The distributor has acquired all US rights to Patrick Shen’s documentary following its screening at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Na Hong Jin’s horror-thriller has sold to a host of territories including Japan, Italy and Spain.
Shoot has begun on comedy The Party with Bruno Ganz, Emily Mortimer and Patricia Clarkson also among the ensemble cast.
EXCLUSIVE: UK duo partner on sequels following lucrative home entertainment bows.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Pathé executive Len Rowles joins Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey’s Wildgaze Films.
Globe Soundtrack & Score will invest in soundtracks from early stages, recouping costs through the retention of rights.
Doc/Next will help upcoming filmmakers reach “the next rung”.
Media misrepresentation of Muslims, and fear of reproach from within their communities, are hindering depictions of the less “extreme” and pluralist aspects of Islam, according to leading filmmakers.
Film will focus on the troubled steel town in South Wales.
Simon Chinn (Man On Wire) joined by Dogwoof, Discovery and BBC execs.
Former Premier Comms exec Romilly Bowlby will head up the new venture, which will focus on individual talent.
Sky Cinema will offer one movie premiere per day, an expanded library and improved HD.
Producer Didier Brunner talks updating the Oscar-nominated animation into a TV series backed by Canal+ and France Television.
Anton Yelchin, Kelsey Grammer and Ron Perlman have joined the family event series that DreamWorks Animation is producing for Netflix.
Canadian film-maker Connor Gaston’s first feature recently garnered seven Leo Awards in Vancouver honouring the best in British Columbian film, TV and web content.
Founders Jennifer Blanc-Biehn and Michael Biehn announced on Wednesday they have secured a deal for the Hidden In The Woods remake from Chilean genre specialist Patricio Valladares.
The Zhongze China-UK Film Fund has signed a strategic partnership with SMG Pictures, which kicks off with London-set comedy Special Couple.
The company is reteaming with Roadside Attractions to handle the US theatrical release on Kevin Macdonald’s upcoming film.
Jean Prewitt, head of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), on Tuesday welcomed a move by the Court Of Appeals to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 Open Internet Order.
Cast rounds on director Simon Curtis’ Goodbye Christopher Robin, from Fox Searchlight, Damian Jones and Steve Christian.
EXCLUSIVE: France deal for Hungarian comedy-thriller Kills On Wheels about a disabled gang.
EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked a Spanish deal on Erik Van Looy thriller.
French film industry to explore VR at first edition of public festival running June 17-18 at Paris’s Forum des Image.
Carol producer Number 9 Films is making its first foray into TV.
Veteran broadcaster reflected on more than 60 years in television and the value of the BBC.
The Bombay High Court has overruled the cuts demanded by India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to upcoming Hindi thriller Udta Punjab, in a landmark ruling that will have a major impact on the state of film censorship in India.
The event cinema sector could be worth $1bn by 2020. ECA MD Melissa Cogavin talks to Screen about growth ahead of the European trade show.
Warcraft sets record-breaking debut, while X-Men nears $100m.
The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers on Tuesday elected Kees Van Oostrum to lead the organisation.
Action director Renny Harlin is directing an adaptation of Chinese video game Legend Of The Ancient Sword for China’s Alibaba Pictures.
EXCLUSIVE: The Philadelphia-based distributor has picked up all US rights to Terrance Odette’s Catholic priest drama.
Bibo Bergeron will direct the animated feature and will join producer Julia Rosenberg at the MIFA market at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival to scout for co-production partners.
The news follows Swedish media allegations of misuse of funds and an inappropriate company culture.
EXCLUSIVE: Rome-based distributor Cinema pre-bought six new titles at Cannes.
Warner Bros’ adaptation falls only 20% as it climbs up two places to dethrone Universal’s Warcraft at number one.
EXCLUSIVE: Additions to recognise emerging screenwriting and producer talent.
The Life Of Pi director was speaking during the Shanghai International Film Festival.
A slate of 12 upcoming features seeking French and European co-producers and sales representation were presented at the event running within the Champs-Elysées Film Festival in Paris.
The streaming goliath will launch Endgame Entertainment and Protagonist Pictures’ Rooney Mara starrer on its platform and in select theatres through undetermined partners sometime in 2017.
The US rights deal will see the distributor release the paternity dramedy theatrically and across all major VOD platforms starting July 22.
ITN Source has revealed the three short films which have made it through to the final of its second annual competition, held in association with Doc/Fest and Audio Network.
Prize is worth $45,000 (€40,000) in post-production services and distribution support.
The genre event will host a five-strong line-up of Malaysian projects; Ivanhoe, Huayi, Blumhouse, CJ among BIFAN attendees.
The art documentary examines the history of Russia’s avant-garde scene and has support from billionaire Alisher Usmanov.
The renowned documentary film-maker delivered a masterclass with long-term collaborator Chris Hegedus.
The documentarian talked about the fallout from My Scientology Movie, which examines the controversial religion.
JUNE 13 UPDATE: Legendary-Universal’s video game adaptation takes over international box office with $185.9m weekend; Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 scares up $50m bow from 44 markets.
EXCLUSIVE: Creative England backing White Riot, which features footage of The Clash and Joy Division and is being introduced at Sheffield Doc/Fest’s MeetMarket.
Diversity panel discussed emerging opportunities for minorities, defying stereotypes and pushing boundaries.
JUNE 13 UPDATE: New Line’s horror sequel ruled the orcs over the weekend in North America as The Conjuring 2 opened top on a confirmed $40.4m and Warcraft arrived in second place on a dismal $24.4m.
Plus: FilmBuff acquiresI Am Gangster; and more…
The Seattle International Film Festival presented its award winners on June 12 as the 25-day event drew to a close after screening featured 421 films representing 85 countries.
Chinese studio bosses said they plan to continue their acquisition spree, in order to strengthen the fast-growing local film industry, as the seminar programme at the Shanghai International Film Festival got underway on Sunday.
Former RGM Entertainment CEO Devesh Chetty has been jailed on three charges of forgery, including two related to investments by Singapore’s Media Development Authority.
Tony Orsten, CEO of Andy Serkis’ performance capture studio, also discusses “the other Jungle Book”.
Cinema Guild has acquired US rights from Capricci Films to Albert Serra’s recent Cannes selection and plans an early 2017 theatrical debut.
EXCLUSIVE: Element and Koch Media have boarded rights to Irish production also starring Indian Summers’ Nikesh Patel.
Kate Harwood, Oona King among executives to express support for more regulation.
EXCLUSIVE: Robert Halmi, Jr. and Jim Reeve will executive-produce feature now underway in UK.
Festival also to host Frank Daniel tribute with workshop and screening.
South Korea’s Dexter Studios and Wanda Pictures, the film production division of China’s Wanda Group, are set to co-produce big-budget sci-fi film Kung Fu Robot.
Details of sessions at the Media Production Show today (June 10) - register to attend the free event now.
Plus: Grasshopper Film acquires Lost And Beautiful
Documentary filmmakers will descend on Sheffield in the coming days to offer a window on the past, present and virtual future. Michael Rosser reports
France’s competition authority has unexpectedly rejected a planned tie-up between French premium pay-TV channel Canal+ and Qatar-based international sports network beIN.
Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Sterling K. Brown and Keesha Sharp have joined the cast led by one of Hollywood’s hottest rising stars as legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
While Legendary will not update the fantasy adventure’s running total until Saturday, the film’s trajectory on the mainland in its first two days means it will have soared past the milestone on Friday.
The distributor has pounced on North American rights to Yeon Sang-ho’s zombie apocalypse thriller that played at Midnight Screenings in Cannes.
The McLean Group’s Vancouver Film Studios (VFS) and EveryWhere Studios announced on Thursday the launch of the Canadian television and film studio with full in-house production capability.
Locarno development strand to host projects from 'The Nun', 'Becoming Zlatan' co-producers, 'War' director
Industry Days Alliance For Development (AFD) strand to host eight European projects.
The film from Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares eatned the documentary award and the audience documentary award.
Sponsorship deal includes support for new MA.
Mikros Image to lead digital animation on Paramount and MGM title.
EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films strikes deal with Wild Bunch for Un Certain Regard title.
The documentary film-maker voiced his opinions at a press conference ahead of the release Where To Invade Next.
Stanley has been named executive vice president and managing director of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group UK, Ireland, Spain and Nordics.
Tasters of the films in competition at this week’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Plus: GKIDS executives join Angelina Jolie on The Breadwinner as executive producers; and more…
Plus: Fathom Events, Warner Bros plots Batman: The Killing Joke release; and more…
Toronto-based Films We Like has picked up Canadian rights to Ingrid Veninger’s upcoming drama.
MEDIA SUMMIT: Rebecca O’Brien, producer of Cannes winner I, Daniel Blake, also criticized nepotism in the film industry.
The merits of ‘True VR’ versus 360 video was among topics discussed at the MBI Media Summit in London.
Team based in London and Burbank builds on an expanded partnership between the US studio and J.K. Rowling.
The streaming giant has picked up US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand rights from Fairway Film Alliance to the first film to shoot in Equatorial Guinea.
Netflix has revealed a ‘Binge Scale’ charting the viewing habits of its subscribers.
Legendary and Universal Pictures offered the latest proof if any were needed on Wednesday of why industry experts believe the territory will become the biggest box office market on the planet by 2017.
There are less than 24 hours to go until The Media Production Show kicks off – register to attend the free event now.
EXCLUSIVE: President Tannaz Anisi and her team have returned from the Croisette following a slew of deals on two of the company’s prestige titles.
Plus: Mackenzie Davis joins Blade Runner sequel; and more…
Universal has moved the upcoming Illumination Entertainment Benedict Cumberbatch starrer Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas from November 10, 2017, to November 9, 2018.
The partners have set up writer-director Ted Geoghegan’s follow-up to horror hit We Are Still Here.
EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost also inks France deal on Kevin Costner classic Dances With Wolves.
The streaming giant has revealed eight Cannes acquisitions a day after it announced its first Indian original.
Estimated £100m ($145m) of tax repayments claimed through fraudulent film investment scheme.
SPT buys stake in TV arm of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel producer.
Production is underway in the Caribbean island nation on the personal drama from Trinidad-based, US director Emilie Upczak.
South Korean sales agent Finecut has announced a raft of pre-sales on Korean War action film Operation Chromite, starring Lee Jung-jae, Lee Bum-soo, Jin Se-yun and Liam Neeson.
The sales outfit has revealed further sales on its Cannes slate.
This Is England director to join Warp Films’ Mark Herbert.
FilmRise has acquired worldwide rights to Elaine May’s Mike Nichols: American Masters and will release the documentary throughout the world in all media as early as this summer.
Cult US director will also be guest of honour at Locarno’s Filmmakers Academy.
The UK outfit has revealed five acquisitions made in Cannes.
Fan-subbed streaming site Viki.com has signed a multi-territory content deal with China’s Huace Group.
X-Men: Apocalypse rules the chart as Captain America nears $200m.
Former BBC controller replaces Anne Morrison who will continue as deputy chair.
JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows dominated the weekend after studio chiefs mobilised a demographic that was predictably mostly under-25 and male.
The British star of global smash Star Wars: The Force Awakens has signed on to Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures’ sci-fi.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based MK2 Films close to selling out worldwide on supernatural thriller starring Kristen Stewart.
EXCLUSIVE: Release date set for gross-out comedy executive produced by Tim League and Ben Wheatley.
Previews push Universal’s video game adaptation to the top spot with non-final $5.23m (£3.62m) bow.
The four acre studio space has received planning permission from the local council and is expected be completed by late 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: British thriller Monochrome is set to market premiere at the London Screenings this month.
Fantasy epic to open in China two days before North America.
The joint venture will focus on producing both Chinese content and English-language co-productions.
Gallery: Pictures from the closing night and awards ceremony of the 15th Transilvania film festival; festival hands out industry development prizes.
Former Focus Features CEO James Schamus also discussed the “bloodbath” of awards season at Sundance Film Festival London.
JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel launches with estimated $34m from 40 markets.
Plus: Drone adds cast for Myriad; Distribber in grant programme; and more…
Resignation follows wave of departures at Vivendi-owned umbrella group, Canal Plus Group.
Asian announcements were two-a-penny at the AFM last year, but away from the market bustle a deal was brewing that would have trumped any headline from Santa Monica.
Park Chan-wook’s adaptation of Sarah Waters’ lesbian-themed Fingersmith played in Competition.
Sony Pictures Entertainment motion picture group chairman Tom Rothman announced the development on Friday in the wake of Doug Belgrad’s imminent departure.
AMBI Group, Fyzz Facility and Black Sparrow are co-financing the post-apocalyptic thriller from co-directors James Franco and Bruce Cheung.
The Romanian government is considering tax incentives to attract more foreign producers to shoot in the country.
Romantic drama also topped The Nice Guys and Warcraft.
Feature will include the first chance to hear songs from upcoming Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album.
Reunion helmer Taneli Mustonen directs the film, being sold by Film Constellation.
Shanghai International Film Festival unveils 2016 line-up.
True survival story of adventurer Yossi Ghinsberg wrapped production last week.
Donald Tang’s Tang Media Partners (TMP) has acquired a majority stake in US firm IM Global, which is also partnering with Chinese tech giant Tencent on a TV production venture.
Nick Meyer announced on Thursday a slew of deals on the company’s heavyweight Croisette sales roster, led by such highlights as Molly’s Game, Tully, Anon, and Villa Capri.
Iceland’s parliament has approved a boost to the country’s film production tax incentive, increasing it from 20% to 25%.
UK distributor Dogwoof is pioneering a new “pay what you can” release for Louise Osmond’s feature documentary about British filmmaker Ken Loach.
EXCLUSIVE: Film supported by the UN to be released on World Refugee Day.
EXCLUSIVE: Film London’s export market to screen Tommy’s Honour and Whisky Galore among others; emerging talent strand Breakthrough to highlight four titles.
Streaming service acquires rights for US and UK.
Danny Boyle horror staged over a two-month run.
The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and Coppélia will be released in 500 cinemas worldwide.
Veteran broadcaster will be the subject of an in conversation event on June 13.
Wong Kar Wai to direct two web series as part of the production deals.
UK-based streaming service FilmDoo is expanding its line-up with a focus on Southeast Asian cinema, including titles such as banned documentary Boundary and Tom Waller’s The Last Executioner [pictured].
The event will host 19 world premieres in its New German Cinema strand.
Gaumont and Paris-based LGM Cinema have brought on the French genre specialist to direct what is being described as an “epic, sensual and riveting” 17th period romance based on the life of the Marquis de Montespan.
Plus: Awesomeness Films acquires Spontaneous; and more…
The latest casting piece has slotted into the political thriller from School Pictures and American Film Productions set to start production this month in Norfolk, Virginia.
EXCLUSIVE: The former MP’s novel about his parent’s anti-apartheid fight has been optioned by Fifty One Productions.
Seven Croatian features comprise the main competition, while Independence Day: Resurgence and Ghostbusters play in the international strand.
Music documentary will mark the first feature for production company Whizz Kidd.
Pictures from the 2016 Krakow FMF, which featured live performances of the scores from Sicario and Drive.
Company will co-produce and co-finance Channel 4 sitcom Damned.
A behind-the-scenes look at Game Of Thrones and a blow-by-blow account of the virtual production techniques used to create Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book are highlights of the HPA Tech Retreat which debuts in the UK next month (July 13-14).
EXCLUSIVE: Helsinki’s Aamu Film Company, which won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard prize for The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Maki, is set to shoot another debut feature this summer.
Sadie Frost, Noel Fielding and Sally Phillips star in twisted comedy.
Phoenix Productions is boosting foreign-language box office in the UK as Polish films deliver strong figures in the market.
The studio said on Tuesday that Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Puerto Rican artist who created and starred in Broadway smash Hamilton, will join previously announced Emily Blunt in the title role.
The final film of Jan Nemec, who died in March, to play in the main competition.
Bankside secures key deal following Tribeca world premiere.
Plus: Mellissa McCarthy to star in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’; Uni shifts ‘Pitch Perfect 3’, ‘Girl Trip’; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Memento also secures deals for Bruno Dumont’s Cannes contender Slack Bay.
Disney’s Alice sequel has to settle for second with $3.3m (£2.23m) debut; Curzon Artificial Eye’s Love & Friendship enjoys excellent $381,000 (£261,330) bow from 80 sites.
JFF to pay tribute to Israeli actress and film-maker who died in April.
Beijing-based studio Enlight Media is paying $245m for a 19% stake in China’s largest online ticketing platform Maoyan.
Diagnosis stars Screen Star of Tomorrow Charlotte Spencer [pictured].
Nazi hunter thriller wins best film at the annual ‘Lolas’.
Amazon is ramping up its offerings of original content in Japan as it strives to keep pace with Netflix, which is also aggressively moving ahead with plans to roll out locally-produced TV shows.
Seminars will include masterclasses on VFX and location management and panels on production design and UK tax relief.
Monsieur Gangster, In The Realm Of The Senses and The Big Blue among first titles to be featured.
MAY 31 UPDATE: Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse launched summer and propelled the four-day Memorial Weekend into the all-time top ten with a muted $79.8m debut, while Buena Vista’s Alice Through The Looking Glass flopped.
MAY 31 UPDATE: Alice Through The Looking Glass opens with $65m overseas from its 43 territories.
Paramount and Bad Robot’s adventure will begin shooting in Los Angeles on June 10 with JJ Abrams serving as producer.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Luxbox secures new sales on Un Certain Regard title.
Period drama stars Samantha Morton, Lesley Manville and Jessica Brown Findlay.
Almost half of UK exhibitors are now screening live cinema experiences.
The festival will also honour Mad Max: Fury Road producer Iain Smith.
The UK outfit is bolstering its day-and-date offering with the introduction of live red carpet features and post-film Q&As.
Coming-of-age feature to world premiere at Edinburgh festival.
The distributor will open the World War II thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in late summer.
Superhero sequel dwarfs Alice, TMNT, Warcraft.
The studio has won a bidding war for rights to the action property that will be set in China and reunites Johnson with his Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Fox’s latest episode in the mutant saga opened in South Korea on $1.7m on Thursday and heads into its second weekend as the overwhelming favourite to rule the worldwide roost.
Plus: MPI acquires If There’s A Hell Below; Saban buys Come And Find Me; Shout! Factory, Legacy Classics in production-distribution pact; and more
Fifty Shades Of Grey star to attend opening of the festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.
The director-star pairing from Prisoners and The Enemy are to adapt a Jo Nesbo thriller for Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Bold Films.
UK producer behind Palme d’Or winners I, Daniel Blake and The Wind That Shakes The Barley to discuss creative talent.
Psychological thriller completes Rome shoot.
Full programme revealed for this year’s East End Film Festival.
Montreal’s genre festival also unveils first wave of titles for its upcoming 20th Anniversary edition.
Anonymous benefactor reignites plans to radically transform the BFI’s home on London’s South Bank.
Members of Grand Jury Award also revealed, which will be supported by Screen International and Broadcast.
EXCLUSIVE: The Canadian distributor has added one of the most sought-after projects from the Cannes Marché to its slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy-drama scripted by Frank Cottrell Boyce.
Highlights include the UK premiere of Finding Dory and the world premiere of the 4K restoration of Highlander [pictured].
The celebrated Czech film-maker and Athanor Productions have launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site for what the surrealist artist and director has said will be his final film.
The distributor has picked up UK rights to The 9th Life Of Louis Drax and Southside With You.
Paul Hanson has signed a two-year, first look co-financing and co-production deal with the former Revolution Studios partner and producer of Knight And Day and the Paul Blart: Mall Cop franchise.
Plus: The Orchard acquires Operator; Janus Films takes Cameraperson; and more…
As it reports its Q1 financials, Europe’s largest exhibitor has revealed that it plans to open 20 new cinemas across Europe by 2020.
A total of $45m in grants were awarded to the UK’s creative sector across 2014-15.
The updated Audiovisual Directive will enforce VoD platforms such as Netflix to ensure at least a 20% share of European content in their catalogues.
Chairman nominee Kim Dong-ho has told Screen he believes the festival will avoid the boycott.
Performance poet with Asperger’s brings his experience to debut film.
Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.
New Europe Film Sales secures further deals in Europe and Asia.
Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions have signed an overall deal to write, produce and star in an untitled animated project for STX Entertainment.
The actors have joined Margot Robbie on board the noir thriller that Highland Film Group (HFG) continued to sell internationally in Cannes.
STX’s $50m play, Amazon Studios’ charm offensive and other takeaways from this year’s market.
The UK genre film festival also announces a new headline sponsor, Horror Channel.
Top brass announced on Tuesday the run dates for the event’s 28th edition.
Anti-piracy body is set to lose 50% of its funding within six months.
Angry Birds beat Captain America to the top spot; Divergent opened in third.
Plus: Gravitas Ventures picks up Cardinal Matters; Screamfest announces October dates
First look at Brian Cox as the wartime leader as Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, James Purefoy and Ella Purnell join cast.
Miramax and Blumhouse Productions to resurrect horror franchise.
TrustNordisk has struck multiple Cannes deals for the Norwegian documentary about chess world champion Magnus Carlsen.
EXCLUSIVE: Sonia Mehandjiyska and her team have reported a strong response on the Croisette to the thriller starring Anthony Hopkins, Julia Stiles and Ray Liotta.
The company has come on board to handle international sales on BBC America’s upcoming original scripted series based on the Douglas Adams books.
The North American rights deal with ICM Partners on Walter Hill’s crime thriller caps a busy Cannes for the distributor.
MAY 23 UPDATE: Disney’s Captain America: Civil War becomes the first film of 2016 to hit $1bn at the global box office.
EXCLUSIVE: Actress Lorynn York joins comedy Airplane Mode from Vine sensation.
Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie falls only 7% in its second weekend to reach $6.7m (£4.6m) to date.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit strikes deals for three titles in Cannes: Worry Dolls, The Lesson and Last Girl Standing.
Plus: Alcon plots Garfield film franchise; NBR sets 2017 awards gala date; and more…
British filmmaker Ken Loach wins second Palme d’Or; Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman wins two.
Maren Ade’s comedy-drama set the highest score in the history of the Jury Grid.
Producers were highly active on the Croisette as deals flowed in the wake of increased co-production opportunities with the South American country.
MAY 23 UPDATE: Sony’s adaptation of the bestselling phone app game toppled Captain America: Civil War from its perch as it secured a number one berth.
Plus: The Orchard picks up The Dinner; IMAX, Starbreeze in VR pact; and more…
Captain Fantastic’s Matt Ross wins director prize; animation The Red Turtle wins special prize.
The Together Project was directed by Solveig Anspach, who died last August.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor also acquires upcoming sports biopic Borg vs McEnroe, Directors’ Fortnight title After Love and Scottish indie music doc Lost In France.
Other winners included Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s Albüm and Wregas Bhanuteja’s Penjak.
EXCLUSIVE: Horror marks first feature from new production company.
Japanese director Naomi Kawase led the jury at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon also fails to impress Screen’s roster of critics.
Hong Kong-based Young Live Entertainment (YLE) has sold action title SPL2: A Time For Consequences to Japan’s Twin Co.
EXCLUSIVE: Opportunities available for new and emerging filmmakers, and pitching sessions among programme.
EXCLUSIVE: Production underway in Africa on drama from Searching For Sugar Man executive.
Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.
EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.
Paris-based Zorba is developing a slate of Asia-set projects and will produce Jero Yun’s debut fiction feature, Ma Mère.
A total of 16 features will receive funding from the country’s national film centre.
The initiative will support 20 projects exploring alternative storytelling through digital technologies.
Pan-European initiative aims to “bring film to the classroom”.
Belga Films Fund (BFF) has raised more than $5.6m (€5m) for Ben Stassen’s new animated feature, The Son Of Bigfoot.
Animation co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard.
Terry Gilliam revealed further details about his long in the works Don Quixote film in Cannes.
The story of Cannes 2016 continued apace on Wednesday as Asghar Farhadi’s late addition to the Competition became one of the latest titles headed for Prime Video customers.
STX made a big splash, while Amazon’s charm offensive overshadowed Netflix.
EXCLUSIVE: Studiocanal takes UK rights for riots drama..
EXCLUSIVE: Post-Egyptian revolution drama set in police van opened Un Certain Regard.
Amazon executives discussed sales companies, emerging filmmakers, women directors and disruption.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is set in Paris’s African neighbourhood of Chateau d’Eau.
Read Screen International’s daily magazine from the 69th Cannes Film Festival here.
The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Asaph Polonsky’s black comedy has gone to Brazil and Italy.
EXCLUSIVE: MFI clocks new sales on Greece-set thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: French company Jour2fête closes agreements.
EXCLUSIVE: Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg.
EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.
Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.
The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.
FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.
EXCLUSIVE: True-life drama stars Joanne Froggatt and Tom Riley.
EXCLUSIVE: This year’s edition of the market will utilise the renovated Monica Film Center and the Arclight at the Santa Monica Place shopping centre.
Iceland’s Reykjavik film festival will host both directors at its 13th edition.
Plus: Adopt takes UCR entry Beyond The Mountains And Hills: Oscilloscope snaps up two.
Festival’s soundtrack awards will have a TV focus this year, including performances of the Fargo and House Of Cards [picturted] soundtracks.
EXCLUSIVE: Companies have taken all international rights on the Robert Hamilton horror from Blue Fox.
Service plans to roll out in 140 countries.
Projects to receive funding include a remake of Roman Holiday, which the Lazio governor says has attracted interest from Robert De Niro.
In a splashy Cannes deal, Netflix has pre-bought worldwide rights to upcoming thriller Wheelman and is understood to be closing in on Iraqi war drama Sand Castle.
EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk secures pre-sales on serial killer feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Film expected to premiere in A-list autumn festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Road movie has premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.
EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct Chad St John’s sci-fi thriller screenplay.
Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox have consolidated their international sales operations to form IMR International.
Captain America: Civil War tops again, while Song Of The Phoenix saw huge gains after begging for screens.
Mongrel International has licensed UK rights in Cannes to Viva, last season’s Irish foreign-language Oscar submission.
EXCLUSIVE: Other Angle also closed deals on
EXCLUSIVE: Company also takes Cannes titles Cafe Society, The Neon Demon, The Salesman.
Festival will revamp its market offering this year under the new name Venice Production Bridge.
Talking to Screen in Cannes, the European commissioner said that there had been scaremongering around the issue.
Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.
EXCLUSIVE: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.
Drama starring Adam Driver clocked the second highest score of the year.
Successful pitches will be crowdfunded through kickstarter.
The sales and production company specialises in genre, but is looking to explore other genres.
Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.
EXCLUSIVE: Go Ayano stars in the film crime drama based on detective Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography.
EXCLUSIVE: Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovsky have revealed their production slate in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Xavier Samuel has joined the Australian suspense thriller along with San Andreas actor Morgan Griffin.
EXCLUSIVE: The US sales company has also started talks on Sarah Gordon’s It Had To Be You.
EXCLUSIVE: Andreas Johnsen’s documentary debuted at Tribeca.
The five award-winning directors will each make a short film inspired by a piece of art from their region.
India’s Minister of State revealed the portal in Cannes.
Territory aims to forge stronger ties with five territories here in Cannes to boost co-productions.
Shaun The Sheep director Darren Walsh will helm the feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Original racked up more than 1.3 million admissions.
Studio which has hosted Sony’s Outlander [pictured] gets council approval for expansion.
Paul Franklin, Oscar-winning VFX supervisor behind Inception and Interstellar, to make directorial debut.
The distributor has picked up US rights from Wild Bunch to Ken Loach’s Competition entry.
EXCLUSIVE: Fabien Westerhoff’s Film Constellation boards horror Lake Bodom, which is being pitched in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: German comedy Toni Erdmann is attracting buyers following a strong critical reception.
EXCLUSIVE: Duo re-team for Matt Haig’s well-received children’s tale about the early life of Father Christmas.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer of Un Certain Regard opener Clash lines up new projects, including Lewis Carroll adaptation In The Land Of Wonder.
EXCLUSIVE: Signature has picked up rights for the UK and Ireland on Jörg Tittel and Alex Helfrecht’s sci-fi.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist kicking off European sales on arms trade exposé at Cannes.
The French documentary from director Bernard-Henri Lévy follows Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
Amazon heads of worldwide film, production and marketing to speak at the UK Film Centre (pavilion 119) from 1.30pm on Tuesday (May 17).
Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie flies in with $3.1m (£2.15m), while Disney’s The Jungle Book becomes biggest film of 2016.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer starring Colin Farrell is being sold in Cannes by HanWay Films.
The BFI has said it expects to allocate 50% of its funding to women directors by 2020 - and is considering covering childcare costs for some writers and directors.
Vendian Entertainment and Wild Bunch have struck a first-look deal with Nicolas Winding Refn’s Space Rocket that kicks off with Maniac Cop, the first in a planned horror trilogy.
Fund will aim to provide equity investment for international film and television projects.
Service could rival Amazon and Netflix with BBC/ITV content as well as original series, according to report.
BoostNL will aim to increase support for Dutch features and international co-pros presented at the two festivals.
EXCLUSIVE: Great Expectations star to lead Sophie Hyde-Emma Jane Unsworth adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Woolf adaptation Flush is being sold in Cannes.
Myriad Pictures has closed deals in Cannes for Germany, Spain and Italy among others on the drama starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.
Toronto-based Raven Banner has acquired worldwide sales rights excluding Scandinavia to Finland’s first superhero film.
Plus: Martin Scorsese to EP Uncut Gems; XYZ Films sells I Kill Giants; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian tragi-comedy is from the award-winning directors of The Lesson.
EXCLUSIVE: Ice Poison director Midi Z directs the drama, which is in post-production.
EXCLUSIVE: Cross-cultural adoption tale with a twist sells to Germany.
Online ticketing platform was launched in 2014 and is now one of the biggest ticket-sellers in China.
The US company has closed key territories on the Croisette on its Sean Bean political thriller from Look To The Sky Films and co-produced by Gold Star Productions.
Taika Waititi’s Sundance premiere has gone to multiple territories, with Vertigo Releasing picking it up for the UK.
The US-Singapore thriller will start shooting in July.
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural horror wrapped this week in the US.
EXCLUSIVE: Class Of 92 producers Fulwell 73 join Metrodome’s crime story.
Database curated by Swedish Film Institute, which currently includes 700 film-makers, will expand globally.
EXCLUSIVE: Diego Ramirez’s 64-A Films is touting several projects at the Marche.
The Whistleblower director Yim Soon-rye will helm the forthcoming film about the celebrated painter.
EXCLUSIVE: The Thing Is… has picked up the road movie from director Claude Green.
EXCLUSIVE: The genre sales outfit has also picked up Tribeca title Killing Them Safely, as part of its continued move into docs.
EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s Sepia Films and Germany’s San Cinema are co-producing the project.
EXCLUSIVE: Family film stars Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten.
EXCLUSIVE: Wolf And Sheep producer is lining up a “punk chick flick” with DFI backing.
MAY 16 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest becomes the biggest film of the year internationally with $645m.
The initiative launched by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund aims to reduce the Co2 emissions of film productions.
Film.UA Group has closed more deals here in Cannes for Ukrainian animation The Stolen Princess.
Directors including Cristian Mungiu and Terry Gilliam have voiced support for the expanding studio.
Anocha Suwichakornpong and Bernard Chauly will mentor at this year’s Singapore International Film Festival.
Titles such as Mustang helped boost figures by 3 million year-on-year.
Film, premiering in Cannes Classics, gives sweeping survey of French cinema from 1930s to 1970s.
The ambitious studio has scored one of the coups of the market, beating off intense competition to secure international rights to Martin Scorsese’s red hot upcoming crime drama starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Sony Pictures Classics has swooped on North American and Latin American rights to the German comedy that has rapidly become one of the most popular films to screen in Competition so far.
EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach’s Cannes Competition title has sold to multiple territories.
UK and Ireland Screen Stars Of Tomorrow have previously showcased Benedict Cumberbatch, John Boyega and Emily Blunt.
EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont deals also includes Cannes Classics title A Journey Through French Cinema.
Roskino revealed the project, amongst others, at a Marche presentation today.
Strand Releasing has acquired all North American rights for Alain Guiraudie’s Competition entry Staying Vertical and plans an early 2017 theatrical release.
EXCLUSIVE: Uncle Howard director to helm an adaptation of Darryl Pinckney’s novel.
Works-in-progress event devoted to US indies to take place in Paris June 8-10.
Disney’s Marvel superheroes were too strong for the rest of the pack in the second weekend of release as Captain America: Civil War added an estimated $72.6m to surge to $295.9m.
Los Angeles and Paris-based Keller Edde Studios has hired Joshua Sinclair to write, direct and produce upcoming Holocaust biopic, A Rose In Winter.
EXCLUSIVE: Kormakur is also starring in the crime drama shot in Iceland.
Morgan Freeman-narrated original won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2006.
EXCLUSIVE: Metro International inks UK deal for coming-of-age drama.
EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked deals on comedy starring American Pie’s Jason Biggs.
EXCLUSIVE: Fatmir Koci [pictured] to direct; shoot set to begin in August.
New projects from Evgeny Ruman [pictured], Lav Diav, Ian Fitzgibbon and Frances Bodomo to attend.
Fantasy film from director Koan Xu stars Jet Li [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Genovese’s Italian dramedy was a box office smash in Italy, grossing $19m.
EXCLUSIVE: Film marks debut feature by Hlynur Pálmason who made Toronto-selected short Seven Boats.
EXCLUSIVE: Emir Kusturica’s latest stars the director alongside Monica Bellucci.
EXCLUSIVE: Nordic young adult series, which has sold into more than 50 territories, will receive an English-language film adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Company will aim to attract international productions to Sri Lanka.
Vanishing Point DoP Phuttiphong Aroonphen is making his directorial debut on the film.
Panellists were Amr Koura, Vanessa Henneman, Camille McCurry, with Screen’s editor Matt Mueller moderating.
EXCLUSIVE: Biopic stars Natalia Oreiro at late pop icon Gilda.
Festival will offer a competition prize named after Aldo Maccione [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: André Téchiné’s drama premiered at Berlin this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Salvador Calvo is currently filming the historical adventure about the final days of a Spanish colony in the Philippines.
The film clocked the highest score ever of 3.8 out of a possible 4, topping Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner.
Record-breaker Toni Erdmann still reigns.
The North American deal on the true-life drama follows the world premiere of Pablo Larraín’s film in Directors’ Fortnight on Friday.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has come on board to release in the US the upcoming Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones action comedy, which has been drawing interest among buyers on the Croisette.
EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Assayas drama is in Competition at Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Juno star taking the lead in post-apocalyptic horror
The A Brilliant Mind director will helm the adaptation of Mikey Walsh’s bestselling memoir.
Focus takes key international markets including UK, Australia and Germany on Cannes competition entry.
The busy platform – in Cannes with five films in the festival – has paid approximately $3.5m for North American rights to Lynne Ramsay’s upcoming thriller.
The $9.8m project will shoot in Sweden this year, before a Copenhagen shoot in 2017.
Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American distribution rights and world sales rights outside France, Germany and China to an untitled documentary currently in production by Agnès Varda and the artist known as JR.
EXCLUSIVE: Carey Mulligan will star in the drama from director Dees Rees.
EXCLUSIVE: Streaming company’s new sales outfit is in Cannes with a slate of Chinese films.
EXCLUSIVE: Stephen Herek family film starring Sophie Nelisse set for October release.
EXCLUSIVE: Gimme Danger includes interviews with members of the rock band, including Iggy Pop.
EXCLUSIVE: San Francisco-set comedy drama includes Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.
Sfar adapted and is directing his direct his best-selling comic strip.
Michael Caine, Bill Nighy and Matthew Goode will star in the family action adventure Four Kids And It, which 13 Films has introduced to world buyers here.
The Thai government has approved a rebate for international productions that spend at least $1.5m.
Qatari Institution funds 26 projects from 14 countries.
Documentary follows a baby elephant surviving in the wild after losing its mother.
Chinese outfit DD Dream’s acquisitions include Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune.
Submarine has begun production on Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Rats and is touting international rights on the Croisette.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime tale and family drama commissioned by Lilting backers.
The recipients of the Screen International Rising Star Asia awards this year are from Japan, China and the Philippines.
EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian agency handling Arab stars Yousra and Saba Mubarak launched last year.
EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming hit-man thriller The Last Step co-starring Sarah Lind sells for Moviehouse.
Film features its female protagonist not wearing her hijab, which has fallen foul of Iranian censors.
EXCLUSIVE: Film starring Jessica Brown Findlay [pictured] and Tom Wilkinson had a market screening in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Library features more than 100 titles including The Long Good Friday and Withnail And I.
Cinetic’s international sales division led by new arrival Jason Ishikawa has launched sales in Cannes on Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s upcoming Love Cecil.
Keith Kjarval’s Unified Pictures has set up a slate financing fund with Canadian venture firm Victory Square Labs.
The distributor has acquired all Canadian rights from Fortitude International to the comedy Ideal Home starring Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights to the upcoming feature directorial debut from Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan starring Jeremy Renner.
EXCLUSIVE: Faith-based distributor Pure Flix has closed deals in Cannes on the follow-up to the US box office hit.
EXCLUSIVE: Toronto sales company will shop the SXSW premiere in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Inaugural December event announced in Cannes by Roskino.
Dean Devlin’s fledgling US distribution operation has taken all North American rights for The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea starring Jason Sudeikis, Jessica Biel and Maisie Williams. Content Media represents international rights in Cannes.
Neither film managed to top Cristi Piui’s Sieranevada on the second day of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
The 340-acre facility aimed at large-scale productions will open later this year.
Cho Jung-rae’s Korean drama has sold to China and Taiwan.
EXCLUSIVE: Terence Davies’ latest has sold to multiple territories including Germany, Spain and Scandinavia.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closed deals on Some Kind Of Hate and more.
Daniel Lee’s latest feature is based on a novel and screenplay from Uncle Three.
Ten producers will take part in the programme, which includes free access to Galway Film Fair 2016.
The Indian company will show the titles, totalling 49, as part of an NFDC film festival.
Hollywood A-Listers have conspicuously ditched their stilettos following last year’s sartorial storm.
The ambitious studio is understood to be swooping on US and China rights in a reportedly $9m deal at the Cannes market for Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut.
Michael Douglas, who just signed on to The God Four, will star alongside Halle Berry for director Adrian Lyne on Silence, which Lotus is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.
Former studio executive credited with internationalisation of EuropaCorp dies following illness.
EXCLUSIVE: LA Confidental star will also star in the stage play adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years director Andrew Haigh’s next film will shoot in the US in the summer.
EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; US shoot to get underway next month.
LaToya Luckett will play Warwick in the forthcoming film from the writer of The Doors.
France-based German actress takes on rare German-speaking role.
Danish outfit has a busy slate at Cannes, including the fantasy family film based on Lene Kaaberbøl’s best-selling book series.
Project comes from Land Of Mine’s producer and writer duo.
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks key deals on documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit star to topline zombie thriller from The Babadook producer; Bankside launches sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Director working with electro-pop composer Igorrr and choreographer Philippe Decouflé. Musical “Jeannette” from “Slack Bay” director will shoot in ...
EXCLUSIVE: SXSW-winning documentary marks the first time Gaga has handled a non-Japanese title.
EXCLUSIVE: TrustNordisk’s documentary about chess champion Magnus Carlsen had its world premiere in Tribeca.
EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set thriller will shoot in September.
EXCLUSIVE: First interview with financier-distributor backing Oasis and Maradona docs.
Screen International’s Cannes jury delivered some high (and low) scores for the first two titles in Competition at the 69th edition of the film festival.
Adaptation of Fujii Izuki’s novel stars Dong Zijian and Cherry Ngan.
Life, Animated, which won the Directing Award at Sundance this year, has sold to multiple territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Indian outfit has picked up rights to two titles from Balaji Motion Pictures.
EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Darin-starring thriller is now shooting in Spain and Argentina.
Dakota Johnson is joining Andrew Garfield in David Robert Mitchell’s modern-day noir crime thriller Under The Silver Lake that A24 has picked up for the US.
Jason Watkins and Simon Callow have also joined Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson in the Joel Hopkins drama.
The period drama has sold to France and China.
Film Bridge International is selling the thriller at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Feature to recount the story of the key figure in Russian history.
EXCLUSIVE: Imogen Poots stars in the drama based on Vladimir de Fontenay’s short film of the same name.
EXCLUSIVE: Demian Bichir’s directorial debut follows a man travelling from Mexico to New Orleans.
Documentary specialists launches new label with Fly Away Home [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: The six titles will be handled by VMI Worldwide.
New projects from Rook Films’ Andy Starke and Paz Brothers [pictured] among first wave of projects unveiled for sixth edition of Fantasia’s co-production market.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company picks up films from Korean animation studio Meditation With A Pencil.
Malaysia’s film development corporation will showcase 10 films at the festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Feel-good dramedy stars Diana Elizabeth Torres as a chef who dreams of working in a sushi bar.
Ekin Cheng [pictured], Jordan Chan, Michael Tse and Jerry Lamb will star alongside Chin.
EXCLUSIVE: Mini studio will back mid-budget projects from young European directors.
Sunday panel to include reps from Curzon and MUBI.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also closes deals for Fatal Intuition and Love Guide For Dumpees.
EXCLUSIVE: Richard Bates Jr.’s horror premiered at Sundance.
EXCLUSIVE: IMAX-shot disaster movie has sold to multiple territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Former gangster Francois Troukens will co-direct the $7m crime thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Song Kang-ho to star in story of a Korean taxi driver who accompanies a German journalist reporting on the 1980 Gwangju Massacre.
The Force Awakens actor is circling the passion project alongside Monty Python’s Michael Palin.
EXCLUSIVE: Label is designed to drive Asian cinema into US.
EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama from In Treatment writer-director picked up by WestEnd; first image revealed.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales launch in Cannes on Trier’s first genrefilm
Second World War drama stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
David Robert Mitchell’s upcoming film on the back of global acclaim for It Follows has found its US home ahead of a summer production start.
Cinema director confirms that venue will not open on May 25; actress and former Rio employee Zawe Ashton comments.
Steve Buscemi, Michael Palin in talks to join ensemble cast.
Amazon Prime Video will stream the critically acclaimed TV series in the US, UK and Japan.
Documentary tells the story of three journalists who uncover child slavery in the chocolate industry.
The distributor is understood to be close to acquiring North American rights to John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary. Bankside Films handles international sales in Cannes.
Italian director Paolo Virzi set to make English-language debut with US-set vintage camper van road movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights from Gaumont to the upcoming animated film.
EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont unveils Lemercier comedy Homecoming [pictured] and Kev Adams’s feelgood drama To The Top.
EXCLUSIVE: In The Loop and Coriolanus producers team with Embankment Films.
EXCLUSIVE: The film is a follow-up to Bunohan: Return To Murder.
EXCLUSIVE: Film about Danish journalist and her Syrian fixer will start shooting in February 2017 in Turkey and Morocco.
EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller tells the story of a loner who imprisons a girl in a cage.
EXCLUSIVE: Company is launching sales on Álex de la Iglesia’s thriller at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Colombian outfit Caracol Television has also invested in the project from the Embrace Of The Serpent director; first look at Pedro Aguilera’s Sister Of Mine [pictured].
Lightning slate includes The Summerland Project and Showdown In Manila.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Liu Zhenyun’s award-winning novel One Sentence Worth Ten Thousand.
Peter Segal will direct from a Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut script.
Sales outfit has also closed deals on two Johnny To titles.
Content Media is introducing the comedy to buyers at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Romantic Comedy from Nicholas Brooks, son of Mel Brooks, is making its European market debut at Cannes.
Adrian Grenier and Mimi Rogers have joined the cast of the political thriller, which 13 Films has introduced to Cannes buyers.
Turkish producer Zeynep Atakan and Greek actress Angeliki Papoulia join Palestinian film-maker Elia Suleiman on the competition jury.
Edward Noeltner and his team have begun pre-sales in Cannes on the animated action comedy, the third feature film to come from Triggerfish Animation Studios.
Production company’s distribution banner will be called StellaNova Film Distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Knuckledust comes from Euro production collective The Project and Featuristic Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Feature version launches of hit book Capital In The 21st Century.
EXCLUSIVE: Film becomes the seventh Jarmusch title in the company’s classic collection.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has struck a deal with Scandinavian distributor NonStop Entertainment, a UK deal is in the works.
EXCLUSIVE: Veltri replaces Christina Rogers at the US sales company.
EXCLUSIVE: Distribution outfit has picked up Park Chan-Wook’s latest, which is in Competition at Cannes.
The director of The Boy has signed on to the psychological thriller, which The Solution Entertainment Group represents for international sales on the Croisette.
Troll Hunter director André Øvredal will helm the fantasy adventure, IM Global is launching sales in Cannes.
IFC Midnight announced in Cannes it has acquired US rights from IM Global to André Øvredal’s The Autopsy Of Jane Doe starring Emile Hirsch, Brian Cox, and Ophelia Lovibond.
Paris-based sales company takes on provocative film.
EXCLUSIVE: Trench horror stars Hyena Road’s Rossif Sutherland.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of popular Japanese manga Oboreru Kaifu.
EXCLUSIVE: Romantic comedy is a sequel to 2001’s My Sassy Girl.
EXCLUSIVE: Baseball film recenrtly premiered at HKIFF.
EXCLUSIVE: Portmanteau film will feature segments from young Russian directors.
Lisa Loven Kongsli, Sophie Cookson and Peter Franzen have joined Bel Powley, Jonah Hauer-King and Martin Wallstrom in Marius Markevicius’ Stalin era drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson check in to The Bookshop.
China’s Wanda Cinema Line and its subsidiary Movie Media Group are co-financing Paramount Pictures upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows.
EXCLUSIVE: A24 has pre-bought buzzy feature from Room producers; HanWay has launched sales at Cannes.
Amazon and STX Entertainment have teamed up on world rights to Nash Edgerton’s all-star action comedy that STX is introducing to international buyers in Cannes.
Early in the market, in one of the first major deals for a competition title, Sony Pictures Classics has swooped to acquire Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.
Shoot due to get underway in August on Element Pictures-Film4 film inspired by Euripides tragedy.
9.14 Pictures and XYZ Films will produce Untitled Paris Hilton Documentary, to be directed by Don Argott and Sheena Joyce. XYZ commences sales in Cannes this week.
Julien Landais will direct the drama based on a Henry James story for Film House Germany and Carnaby International is introducing to Cannes buyers.
EXCLUSIVE: Slate also includes Mustang director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s LA riots picture Kings, starring Halle Berry, and Westgate terror attack drama.
Robbie Little has added worldwide rights on the coming-of-age tale from debutant Sean Nalaboff to his Cannes slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Finance secured for Thai boxing feature starring Joe Cole; first-look image.
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano comedy scores multiple deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Wim Wenders’ romantic thriller recently secured 30+ sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Jason Moring’s Double Dutch International has acquired international sales rights and will commence talks with buyers in Cannes on Super Troopers 2.
EXCLUSIVE: Three stars Louis Koo, Wallace Chung and Vicki Zhao Wei.
EXCLUSIVE: The Captain America: Civil War actor will lead the survival thriller from Jeremy Rush.
EXCLUSIVE: Chinese outfit is launching sales at Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Kaleidoscope to launch sales in Cannes on animation-musical.
Hosoda will be the subject of the festival’s Animation Focus, while Iwai will be the Director In Focus.
EXCLUSIVE: Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton lead feature based on true story.
Documentary about renowned photographer has gone to multiple territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost will kick off sales on third instalment in popular franchise.
EXCLUSIVE: Star of Doctor Who and Marvel’s Jessica Jones joins Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay.
EXCLUSIVE: Verohoeven’s next film will be a Second World War French resistance movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Hard-hitting TV drama will recount the crack cocaine epidemic of 1980s LA.
EXCLUSIVE: Thriller starring Anthony Hopkins will have its US release in June.
The Sierra/Affinity Cannes slate continues to expand with Villa Capri, an action comedy to star Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.
Out of Competition Cannes title goes to France, French-speaking Benelux and Switzerland.
EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama tells the story of a woman whose life turns around after she grows a tail.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles on Beta’s slate include films from Agnieszka Holland and Stefan Ruzowitzky.
EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions by SVOD giant include Ivona Juka’s You Carry Me.
Flame Node to handle Chinese release of animation.
EXCLUSIVE: Omnibus film was inspired by a Japanese punk band.
EXCLUSIVE: Founder and CEO Matt McCombs and his sales team at Spotlight Pictures head into Cannes with a roster led by Aaron Eckhart starrer Courage.
EXCLUSIVE: Remake rights to mystery thriller also secured in China.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks has licensed further key territories on Daniel Burman’s recent Berlin Panorama opener The Tenth Man (El Rey Del Once).
The distributor has acquired US rights from Visit Films to Sophia Takal’s second directorial feature.
Catherine Keener and Michael Cera also star in the family holiday comedy.
Documentary from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow follows the career of film-maker Brian De Palma.
Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.
Hot on the heels of global smash The Martian, Scott is reuniting with Fox and screenwriter Drew Goddard on the western.
EXCLUSIVE: eOne pre-buys UK rights to 70s-set feature on eve of Cannes Marché.
Nancy Meyers’ daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer will make her feature directorial debut on the comedy with Rose Byrne in talks to star.
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Lionsgate has promoted the executive to the new role of executive vice-president of global SVOD in a move that reflects the growing importance of the platform in global licensing.
Laurie May and Noah Segal’s Canadian distributor and Anton Corp, which Harold van Lier has joined as partner, announced in Cannes they will team up on 20-25 films a year.