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.
UPDATE: BFI COMMENT. 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.
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
As the UK votes decisively to leave the European Union, the film and TV sectors are in limbo.
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.
International law firm Olswang details the potential fallout concerning free movement of crew, film distribution, copyright and soft money.
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.
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…
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.
The distributor has picked up North American rights from Beta Cinema to Israeli film-maker Elite Zexer’s directorial debut and Sundance selection.
Aardman talked to Screen in Annecy about future projects - including the Eddie Redmayne-voiced Early Man - BFI support and learning curves.
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 Fantasticto open festival in South Korea.
Festival guests will include director Jim Sheridan and actress Ruth Negga.
Drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike to receive European premiere at LFF.
The in-demand British star has signed on to Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama backed by Annapurna Pictures.
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.
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.
Plus: Production wraps in Canada on ‘The Stakelander’; and more…
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.
Screen spoke to the first-time feature producer of well-received Edinburgh title Moon Dogs, backed by Welsh, Irish and Scottish film bodies.
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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales will sell the Iceland-Denmark-Poland co-production.
Streaming service and media group agree to terminate lucrative joint venture.
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.
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.
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Brazilian film debuted in Competiton at Cannes.
British entrepreneur Martin Warner’s VOD service has crossed the Atlantic.
Ruth Wilson, Mark Stanley, Sean Bean star in Yorkshire-set drama.
Cult filmmaker to appear in conversation at film festival.
Nine projects unveiled on top of six previously announced projects.
Sidse Babett Knudsen joins cast of Finnish-Swedish-Estonian drama.
JUNE 20 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ The Conjuring 2 crossed $100m overseas; Universal/Legendary’s Warcraft hits $200m in China.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
Leading pan-Arab distributor adds 24 titles to slate.
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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Catalyst and Matador exec joins as company secures US deal.
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: Former Pathé executive Len Rowles joins Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey’s Wildgaze Films.
EXCLUSIVE: UK duo partner on sequels following lucrative home entertainment bows.
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.
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.
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.
Carol producer Number 9 Films is making its first foray into TV.
French film industry to explore VR at first edition of public festival running June 17-18 at Paris’s Forum des Image.
EXCLUSIVE: The Works has inked a Spanish deal on Erik Van Looy thriller.
The board of governors of the American Society of Cinematographers on Tuesday elected Kees Van Oostrum to lead the organisation.
Warcraft sets record-breaking debut, while X-Men nears $100m.
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.
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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Additions to recognise emerging screenwriting and producer talent.
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.
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.
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.
Kate Harwood, Oona King among executives to express support for more regulation.
EXCLUSIVE: Element and Koch Media have boarded rights to Irish production also starring Indian Summers’ Nikesh Patel.
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.
Documentary filmmakers will descend on Sheffield in the coming days to offer a window on the past, present and virtual future. Michael Rosser reports
Plus: Grasshopper Film acquires Lost And Beautiful
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.
The film from Jonah Markowitz and Tracy Wares eatned the documentary award and the audience documentary award.
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.
Plus: GKIDS executives join Angelina Jolie on The Breadwinner as executive producers; and more…
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: 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.
There are less than 24 hours to go until The Media Production Show kicks off – register to attend the free event now.
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.
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.
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.
Production is underway in the Caribbean island nation on the personal drama from Trinidad-based, US director Emilie Upczak.
SPT buys stake in TV arm of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel producer.
The sales outfit has revealed further sales on its Cannes slate.
This Is England director to join Warp Films’ Mark Herbert.
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.
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.
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.
JUNE 6 UPDATE: Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel launches with estimated $34m from 40 markets.
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.
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.
Plus: Mellissa McCarthy to star in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’; Uni shifts ‘Pitch Perfect 3’, ‘Girl Trip’; and more…
Bankside secures key deal following Tribeca world premiere.
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.
Monsieur Gangster, In The Realm Of The Senses and The Big Blue among first titles to be featured.
Seminars will include masterclasses on VFX and location management and panels on production design and UK tax relief.
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.
The distributor will open the World War II thriller starring Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan in late summer.
Coming-of-age feature to world premiere at Edinburgh festival.
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.
The director-star pairing from Prisoners and The Enemy are to adapt a Jo Nesbo thriller for Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories and Bold Films.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals with IM Global, SF Studios and Radiant Films.
Full programme revealed for this year’s East End Film Festival.
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.
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.
Initiative gives young unemployed people the opportunity to gain experience in the film industry.
Performance poet with Asperger’s brings his experience to debut film.
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.
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.
Top brass announced on Tuesday the run dates for the event’s 28th edition.
The UK genre film festival also announces a new headline sponsor, Horror Channel.
Anti-piracy body is set to lose 50% of its funding within six months.
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.
Angry Birds beat Captain America to the top spot; Divergent opened in third.
Plus: Gravitas Ventures picks up Cardinal Matters; Screamfest announces October dates
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.
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…
EXCLUSIVE: Actress Lorynn York joins comedy Airplane Mode from Vine sensation.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: UK, Italy, Australia, Spain among a host of key sales on Cannes Competition hit.
Graduation, It’s Only The End Of The World and The Unknown Girl all made their bows on today’s Jury Grid.
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.
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.
The Cannes Marche featured an enhanced documentary offering this year.
FilmRise has appointed Content Media Corporation as its exclusive international sales agent.
Kleber Mendonca Filho’s film bows third on the list, behind Paterson and table-topper Toni Erdmann.
EXCLUSIVE: Gangs Of Wasseypur actor will star in Nandita Das’ biopic.
The company has added Oskar Jonasson’s The Malaga Prisoner and Michael G Kehoe’s Keflavik to its production slate.
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.
Plus: Adopt takes UCR entry Beyond The Mountains And Hills: Oscilloscope snaps up two.
Iceland’s Reykjavik film festival will host both directors at its 13th edition.
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.
Projects to receive funding include a remake of Roman Holiday, which the Lazio governor says has attracted interest from Robert De Niro.
Service plans to roll out in 140 countries.
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: Other Angle also closed deals on
Insiders’ Vincent Maraval and MadRiver Pictures’ Marc Butan and Kim Fox have consolidated their international sales operations to form IMR International.
EXCLUSIVE: Road movie has premiered at Cannes in Directors’ Fortnight.
EXCLUSIVE: Jeffrey Nachmanoff will direct Chad St John’s sci-fi thriller screenplay.
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: Blumhouse, Ivanhoe and Phantom Films are teaming on a slate of three local-language films.
Two Brian Cox-starrers and a documentary focus on female directors are amongst this year’s programme of films.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Fedor Bondarchuk and Dmitry Rudovsky have revealed their production slate in Cannes.
The sales and production company specialises in genre, but is looking to explore other genres.
EXCLUSIVE: Go Ayano stars in the film crime drama based on detective Yoshiaki Inaba’s autobiography.
Boudica is headed by co-financiers of seven films including The Falling and Iona.
Drama starring Adam Driver clocked the second highest score of the year.
Successful pitches will be crowdfunded through kickstarter.
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.
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.
India’s Minister of State revealed the portal in Cannes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amazon heads of worldwide film, production and marketing to speak at the UK Film Centre (pavilion 119) from 1.30pm on Tuesday (May 17).
EXCLUSIVE: Great Expectations star to lead Sophie Hyde-Emma Jane Unsworth adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Virginia Woolf adaptation Flush is being sold in Cannes.
BoostNL will aim to increase support for Dutch features and international co-pros presented at the two festivals.
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.
Plus: Martin Scorsese to EP Uncut Gems; XYZ Films sells I Kill Giants; and more…
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: 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: Supernatural horror wrapped this week in the US.
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: Diego Ramirez’s 64-A Films is touting several projects at the Marche.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Canada’s Sepia Films and Germany’s San Cinema are co-producing the project.
EXCLUSIVE: Family film stars Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten.
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.
Film, premiering in Cannes Classics, gives sweeping survey of French cinema from 1930s to 1970s.
Titles such as Mustang helped boost figures by 3 million year-on-year.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Uncle Howard director to helm an adaptation of Darryl Pinckney’s novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Kormakur is also starring in the crime drama shot in Iceland.
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.
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.
Fantasy film from director Koan Xu stars Jet Li [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Fatmir Koci [pictured] to direct; shoot set to begin in August.
Morgan Freeman-narrated original won the Best Documentary Oscar in 2006.
New projects from Evgeny Ruman [pictured], Lav Diav, Ian Fitzgibbon and Frances Bodomo to attend.
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: Film marks debut feature by Hlynur Pálmason who made Toronto-selected short Seven Boats.
EXCLUSIVE: Nordic young adult series, which has sold into more than 50 territories, will receive an English-language film adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Paolo Genovese’s Italian dramedy was a box office smash in Italy, grossing $19m.
EXCLUSIVE: Emir Kusturica’s latest stars the director alongside Monica Bellucci.
Vanishing Point DoP Phuttiphong Aroonphen is making his directorial debut on the film.
EXCLUSIVE: Company will aim to attract international productions to Sri Lanka.
EXCLUSIVE: André Téchiné’s drama premiered at Berlin this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Biopic stars Natalia Oreiro at late pop icon Gilda.
Festival will offer a competition prize named after Aldo Maccione [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Salvador Calvo is currently filming the historical adventure about the final days of a Spanish colony in the Philippines.
Panellists were Amr Koura, Vanessa Henneman, Camille McCurry, with Screen’s editor Matt Mueller moderating.
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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Olivier Assayas drama is in Competition at Cannes
EXCLUSIVE: Juno star taking the lead in post-apocalyptic horror
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.
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.
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.
Sfar adapted and is directing his direct his best-selling comic strip.
Qatari Institution funds 26 projects from 14 countries.
The Thai government has approved a rebate for international productions that spend at least $1.5m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Submarine has begun production on Morgan Spurlock’s documentary Rats and is touting international rights on the Croisette.
Cinetic’s international sales division led by new arrival Jason Ishikawa has launched sales in Cannes on Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s upcoming Love Cecil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights to the upcoming feature directorial debut from Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan starring Jeremy Renner.
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.
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.
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.
Former studio executive credited with internationalisation of EuropaCorp dies following illness.
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.
LaToya Luckett will play Warwick in the forthcoming film from the writer of The Doors.
EXCLUSIVE: LA Confidental star will also star in the stage play adaptation.
EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist launches sales on starry Cannes package from Sully writer; US shoot to get underway next month.
EXCLUSIVE: 45 Years director Andrew Haigh’s next film will shoot in the US in the summer.
EXCLUSIVE: The Hobbit star to topline zombie thriller from The Babadook producer; Bankside launches sales.
EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks key deals on documentary.
Project comes from Land Of Mine’s producer and writer duo.
Danish outfit has a busy slate at Cannes, including the fantasy family film based on Lene Kaaberbøl’s best-selling book series.
France-based German actress takes on rare German-speaking role.
Adaptation of Fujii Izuki’s novel stars Dong Zijian and Cherry Ngan.
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.
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: 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.
Life, Animated, which won the Directing Award at Sundance this year, has sold to multiple territories.
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: 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: Feature to recount the story of the key figure in Russian history.
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: 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: Mini studio will back mid-budget projects from young European directors.
Sunday panel to include reps from Curzon and MUBI.
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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales launch in Cannes on Trier’s first genrefilm
Second World War drama stars Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan.
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.
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.
Documentary tells the story of three journalists who uncover child slavery in the chocolate industry.
Italian director Paolo Virzi set to make English-language debut with US-set vintage camper van road movie.
Amazon Prime Video will stream the critically acclaimed TV series in the US, UK and Japan.
EXCLUSIVE: Charlie Hunnam stars in the re-telling of the 1973 classic.
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.
The Weinstein Company has acquired US rights from Gaumont to the upcoming animated film.
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.
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.
Sales outfit has also closed deals on two Johnny To titles.
Peter Segal will direct from a Paul Haggis, David Arata and Bragi Schut script.
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.
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.
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.
The director of The Boy has signed on to the psychological thriller, which The Solution Entertainment Group represents for international sales on the Croisette.
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.
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.
Robbie Little has added worldwide rights on the coming-of-age tale from debutant Sean Nalaboff to his Cannes slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Slate also includes Mustang director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s LA riots picture Kings, starring Halle Berry, and Westgate terror attack drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Finance secured for Thai boxing feature starring Joe Cole; first-look image.
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: Wim Wenders’ romantic thriller recently secured 30+ sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano comedy scores multiple deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Three stars Louis Koo, Wallace Chung and Vicki Zhao Wei.
Hosoda will be the subject of the festival’s Animation Focus, while Iwai will be the Director In Focus.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Star of Doctor Who and Marvel’s Jessica Jones joins Lucy Punch and Faye Marsay.
EXCLUSIVE: Goalpost will kick off sales on third instalment in popular franchise.
Documentary about renowned photographer has gone to multiple territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton lead feature based on true story.
The Sierra/Affinity Cannes slate continues to expand with Villa Capri, an action comedy to star Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.
EXCLUSIVE: Verohoeven’s next film will be a Second World War French resistance movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Thriller starring Anthony Hopkins will have its US release in June.
EXCLUSIVE: Hard-hitting TV drama will recount the crack cocaine epidemic of 1980s LA.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles on Beta’s slate include films from Agnieszka Holland and Stefan Ruzowitzky.
Flame Node to handle Chinese release of animation.
EXCLUSIVE: Ivan Tverdovsky’s supernatural drama tells the story of a woman whose life turns around after she grows a tail.
EXCLUSIVE: Acquisitions by SVOD giant include Ivona Juka’s You Carry Me.
Out of Competition Cannes title goes to France, French-speaking Benelux and Switzerland.
The distributor has acquired US rights from Visit Films to Sophia Takal’s second directorial feature.
Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.
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.
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).
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.
Plus: Philip Rowley named Sony Pictures Entertainment CFO; Annapurna Pictures, Gloria Sanchez Productions acquires The Hustlers At Scores article; and more…
Nancy Meyers’ daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer will make her feature directorial debut on the comedy with Rose Byrne in talks to star.
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.
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.
Maika Monroe of It Follows and Ed Skrein from Deadpool will star in the sci-fi thriller that Waypoint Entertainment will finance and Bloom is introducing to buyers on the Croisette.
The actors have joined Ethan Hawke in the upcoming thriller from China’s Fundamental Films and Thunder Road Pictures.
Andreadakis joins from the Athens International Film Festival, which he co-founded.
The platform has acquired North American and Latin American rights to Billy O’Brien’s thriller and recent SXSW premiere.
The company has hired Annie Marter as senior vice-president, feature film, as it seeks to broaden its activities.
EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Wachsberger and his team will kick off sales on the Croisette on the firefighter drama to star Josh Brolin and Miles Teller.
The French actor and star of The 400 Blows will receive an honourary Palme d’Or at this year’s festival.
The film producer wanted on fraud charges was arrested in Spain following a chase, according to media reports.
EXCLUSIVE: Former family festival BUSTER becomes a programme section within CPH PIX, which plans a total of 600 screenings and events this year.
AHRC-funded report also finds that only 1.5% of key personnel on UK film productions in 2015 were BAME women.
WIDE will sell Dede at Cannes, while Latido will sell The Constitution [pictured].
In our final instalment before this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we look back at the highs and lows of Screen’s 2015 Jury Grid.
Screen spoke to festival heads and industry about why women directors remain painfully sparse in the main strands at major festivals.
Former A-Fim exec Erik Engelen will head the new company.
The film clocked up $96.6m over its three-day opening weekend, 56% of the week’s total box office.
Canadian feature drama from Kathleen Hepburn stars Shirley Henderson and Théodore Pellerin.
EXCLUSIVE: First trailer for film from Philomena producer, BBC Films and Steve Coogan.
Alibaba Pictures has announced plans to invest $154m (RMB1bn) in convertible bonds issued by Chinese exhibitor Guangdong Dadi Cinema Construction.
German distributor has picked up four titles ahead of Cannes.
Unveiling his “deepest and most diverse” Cannes sales roster, Patrick Wachsberger and his team arrive on the Croisette with eight titles.
EXCLUSIVE: President of international sales and distribution Jeffrey Greenstein and his team hit the Croisette with sales rights to a host of hot titles including ensemble drama The Circus and Day Of The Dead.
The Mexican is to reunite with his Desierto director Jonás Cuarón and will star in the Zorro reboot from Lantica Media that Pantelion Films begins selling on the Croisette this week.
The US company has made a strategic investment in order to tap into “the world’s vast, tech-savvy Latino audiences”.
EXCLUSIVE: Nick Meyer has added the eOne and BBC Films biopic starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly to its powerhouse Cannes slate.
Arianne Fraser and Delphine Perrier will kick off sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Richard Gere.
EXCLUSIVE: Company also adds new films by Guédiguian, Moussaoui and Risuleo on eve of Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: 47 Meters Down collaborators are merging to launch London-based The Fyzz Facility Pictures.
Jason Ishikawa has joined Cinetic Media on the eve of Cannes to run the New York-based company’s new unit.
Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe will start pre-sales on the Croisette this week on the drama starring Scott Eastwood and Ed Harris.
Joe Cole [pictured] and Lina El Arabi star in the forthcoming love story from the director of War Witch.
The announcement comes following news last week that former director Lee Yong-kwan had been indicted on embezzlement charges.
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EXCLUSIVE: Film inspired by spate of staff suicides that have rocked French corporations in recent years. UCR jury member Céline Sallette stars.
EXCLUSIVE: Afghanistan-set drama plays in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
The Theory of Everything star to voice animated prehistoric adventure.
Whole market suffers due to the good weather, but Disney retains the top two spots for second week in a row.
EXCLUSIVE: Growing Dublin-based distributor is inking deals for key local fare as well as sub-licensing for London-based distributors.
MAY 9 UPDATE: Marvel’s latest powers to $401.8m global weekend with its North American bow.
Jinga will represent international sales on Sci-Fi thriller Lost Solace [pictured], while Raven Banner will handle US and Canada.
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2014 according to our jury of critics.
Plus: Monkey King: Hero Is Back finds US home; AFI DOCS 2016 slate announced; and more…
As expected, Disney / Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War flew to the top of the charts on an estimated $181.8m that obliterated the competition.
Nick Meyer and his sales team have added to their prestige slate with Tully, which reteams Jason Reitman with screenwriter Diablo Cody, and Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut Molly’s Game to star Idris Elba and Jessica Chastain.
EXCLUSIVE: The industry veteran heads to Cannes with his new worldwide sales and production venture and a fresh slate of titles to woo buyers.
EXCLUSIVE: Company to launch Christian Volckman’s English-language thriller The Room set to star Olga Kurylenko and show first images for Jorge Michel Grau’s 7:19 AM.
CEO Brian O’Shea has announced that his team will begin international sales on the Croisette this week on the highly regarded Sundance documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: In a package from Gersh and ICM Partners that has come together in time for Cannes, the Oscar-winner stars with Sebastian Stan from current blockbuster Captain America: Civil War and Maika Monroe in Rubber Tree Production’s left-field love story.
The pair are attached to star in Danis Tanovic’s drama from Good Films, which Good Universe brings to worldwide buyers in Cannes.
DDI president Jason Moring announced the international rights deal on Friday in the run-up to Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Paul McGuigan-directed drama, written by Matt Greenhalgh, to shoot June 27 in UK; Annette Bening, Jamie Bell lead cast.
The director of Our Idiot Brother will direct Juliet, Naked based on the Nick Hornby novel in a project backed by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman’s fledgling producer-financier Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF).
EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based company has picked up sales rights to The Boat Builder starring Christopher Lloyd and Warrior Road.
EXCLUSIVE: Star Trek Beyond and The Mummy actress joins cast of upcoming thriller sold by Altitude.
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix takes world SVOD rights to drama featuring Guy Pearce, Kerry Fox and Anthony LaPaglia; Goalpost inks additional key deals.
The Revenant executive producers Markus Barmettler and Philip Lee have launched the Hong Kong and Beijing-based producer-financier.
EXCLUSIVE: Both titles debuted at Berlinale where United States of Love won a Silver Bear.
Vikarious Productions’ first feature will be Euphoria, starring Vikander alongside Eva Green.
Mel Brooks and Zendaya also amongst voice cast for English-language version of Chinese animation The Little Door Gods.
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2013 according to our jury of critics.
Hail, Caesar! actor to take on iconic role made famous by Harrison Ford.
Fund will aim to attract increased production of features, high-end TV and docs to the region.
Period romance debuted at Sundance.
EXCLUSIVE: The actress is the latest element to board the Good Films drama that Good Universe will introduce to worldwide buyers in Cannes.
MAY 6 UPDATE: In a weekend that could push the global tally of Captain America: Civil War past $600m, possibly $700m if it debuts strongly in China, the Marvel Studios’ tentpole is expected to demolish the competition.
Voltage Pictures has come on board to co-finance and handle international sales on the Constantin Film/Don Carmody co-production that Roger Avary will direct.
Well Go USA Entertainment has partnered with Fox International Productions (FIP) on the North American release of Hong-jin Na’s thriller, set to premiere out of competition in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Embankment Films boards adaptation of post-apocalyptic book series ‘Forest Of Hands And Teeth’.
UPDATE: Uncertainty hovers over the all-star package that appeared destined for the Cannes market next week after it became clear on Thursday that a key rights issue remained unresolved.
EXCLUSIVE: Mimi Steinbauer and her team will introduce buyers in Cannes to the coming-of-age film starring William Fichtner, Jon Voight, Gabriel Basso, Lia Marie Johnson and newcomer George Kosturos.
IM Global has signed a deal to fully finance and handle worldwide sales on Clive Davis: The Soundtrack Of Our Lives.
Competition titles revealed; retrospectives of Ken Loach and Chantal Akerman; speakers include HBO documentaries president Sheila Nevins and revered filmmaker DA Pennebaker.
Jonas Cuaron’s thriller starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan will receive its US premiere on June 9 and James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 will get its world premiere on June 7.
The distributor has taken the unusual step of acquiring worldwide rights to J.D. Scott’s sports drama.
Matt Alvarez has been named Broad Green president of production after coming in-house last year under an exclusive pact.
EXCLUSIVE: Rooks Nest are developing a TV version of acclaimed novel with cricketer Ed Joyce on board as consultant.
EXCLUSIVE: Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K., starring Aamir Khan, is heading for a theatrical release in Japan following a deal between Nikkatsu and Indian studio UTV Motion Pictures.
Garfield plays a man paralysed by polio in the Imaginarium Studios production; Embankment launches sales.
Content Media heads to the Croisette with international rights to a documentary about the complicated life of the world-famous athlete.
EXCLUSIVE: Alex Lawther, Pauline Étienne, Jonah Hauer-King lead cast on UK comedy; first image revealed.
The 17th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) saw its Grand Prize in the International Competition go to Elite Zexer’s Israeli film Sand Storm today (May 5).
Plus: Sundance Institute names eight participants in Directors Lab; San Francisco International Film Festival unveils Golden Gate Award winners; and more…
As Cannes approaches, Screen casts its eye back at the winners and losers of 2012 according to our jury of critics.
Jury members include Justin Chang, Robbie Collin and Manohla Dargis.
Screen can reveal the first image of actor Johnny Harris (This Is England ’86) in upcoming boxing drama Jawbone.
Insiders will introduce international buyers in Cannes to the upcoming project from It Follows director David Robert Mitchell.
EXCLUSIVE: Mustang producer CG Cinema and Son Of Saul distributor Ad Vitam launch Alma Cinema.
Fortitude International has added the action title to its Cannes slate and the producers have earmarked a November shoot in Italy.
Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has boarded worldwide rights to the supernatural thriller heading into Cannes excluding Australia and New Zealand.
Covert Media heads to Cannes with a reimagining of Shakespeare’s Hamlet focusing on an untold story about the ill-fated woman’s romance with the Prince Of Denmark.
EXCLUSIVE: Cristina Garza and her team will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to the Brazilian thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Concourse Film Trade, the global sales arm of Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts’ Concourse Media, has acquired international sales rights to the comedy from Traveling Picture Show Company’s (TPSC).
EXCLUSIVE: The Survivalist producer David Gilbery joins the investment company whose credits include Under The Shadow and The President.
EXCLUSIVE: Mikkel Jersin, Katrin Pors, and Eva Jakobsen are working on films with Amat Escalante, Carlos Reygadas and Ciro Guerra.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company also sees IFFR programmer Inge de Leeuw join as acquisitions manager.
Shahrbanoo Sadat’s debut feature, set in Afghanistan, will play in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight.
The 28 EU states recorded grosses of $8.4bn in 2015, says a report from the European Audiovisual Observatory.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit has picked up a Croatian comedy and a US western featuring Kris Kristofferson.
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural chiller stars Clarke Freeman as a man hoping to find proof of the afterlife.
Feature debuted at Sundance; produced by Searching For Sugar Man’s John Battsek.
Global Screen closes several key territories on action thriller ahead of the Cannes Marche.
Directors of critically-acclaimed dramas The Blue Hour and 36 among the filmmakers presenting projects at Thai Pitch this year.
As Cannes approaches, Screen recalls what came top (and bottom) of our Jury Grid in 2011 - a year that included The Artist, Drive and a wave of controversy from Lars Von Trier.
BAFTA-winning director Amma Asante sees need for affirmative action in light of new Directors UK report about female filmmakers.
Documentary revolves around actor’s 2014 return to the boxing ring in Moscow.
In South Korea, the Busan prosecutors’ office has indicted former Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) director Lee Yong-kwan [pictured] and two others on charges of embezzlement. Deputy festival director and Asian Film Market head Jay Jeon has been indicted on charges of fraud.
Plus: Former Rhythm & Hues ace Ken Roupenian joins Digital Domain; and more…
Top brass have unveiled the full line-up for the 42nd annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), set to run from May 19-June 12.
The Weinstein Company has acquired international sales rights to the animation excluding South Korea, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and China.
Lisa Wilson and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the YA property that Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer and her Fickle Fish Films partner Meghan Hibbett will produce.
Nick Meyer and Marc Schaberg have added another prestige title to their Cannes slate, boarding international rights to the Phillip Noyce thriller to star Jack Huston and Emilia Clarke.
The Montreal-based sales division of eOne has concluded a raft of deals on Xavier Dolan’s imminent Cannes Competition world premiere.
The company has acquired rights to John Leake’s true crime novel and set the Irish star to play the lead. Mister Smith Entertainment will handle international sales.
Heading into Cannes, Mark Damon and Tamara Birkemoe of Foresight Unlimited have hired Talia Goldman as executive director of operations and distribution and promoted Kyle Bellinger to executive director of acquisitions and development.
Andrew Herwitz has hired Ian Stimler as senior director of sales and distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Gianfranco Rosi, Laura Poitras to speak at inaugural Doc Day; Marché to launch dedicated screening room for documentaries.
EXCLUSIVE: Period drama from director Thomas Clay and the producer of the well-received Couple In A Hole.
It’s another Disney one-two at the top as The Jungle Book posts impressive $8.4m (£5.7m) third weekend for $49m (£33.2m) to date.
Cannes Film Festival adds Jonathan Jakubowicz-directed boxing drama to Official Selection.
Arnold Schwarzenegger will play an arrogant hitman who gets targeted by rivals in the action comedy from MadRiver Pictures.
Plus: The Orchard acquires Rainbow Time; FilmRise takes My Father Die; and more…
A Good Wife won best film in the Balkan competition, while the best pitch prize went to The Witch Hunters, but the festival faces an uncertain future.
Michael O’Shea’s debut to world premiere next week at Cannes Film Festival.
Finding Mr. Right: Book Of Love tops The Jungle Book in a week that saw more homegrown than foreign releases.
Are We Not Cats, Bodom and One Drop will be screened at the inaugural genre event.
Kim Yang-hee’s The Poet’s Love takes Feature Film Pitching Grand Prize in JIFF’s projects market, while Dongju; The Portrait Of A Poet is among the sold-out screenings at the festival (April 28-May 7).
A Melody To Remember won the festival’s top prize, which is voted for by audience members.
EXCLUSIVE: Slate includes films starring Louis Garrel, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte ...
The initiative selects ten film students and graduates, introducing their films to industry at the Karlovy Vary festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Directors UK report concludes that there is “unconscious, systemic bias” towards male directors in UK.
In the lead up to Cannes, we revisit the 2010 Screen Jury Grid and reflect on what critics around the world had to say about the films in Competition.
The studio has partnered on a worldwide local-language venture with Pantelion Films CEO Paul Presburger, Lionsgate senior advisor William Pfeiffer and former president of Worldview Entertainment motion pictures group Clifford Werber.
MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney dominates as The Jungle Book nears $700m worldwide and Zootopia becomes the biggest film of 2016 with $931.4m.
The president and CEO is to depart the financer-producer on the back of the $500m-plus global success of triple Oscar-winner The Revenant, the company has confirmed.
Charlotte Mickie and her team will kick off sales on the Croisette on Ian Olds’ recent Tribeca winner.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has picked up worldwide sales rights to Cannes Classics selection Midnight Return: The Story Of Billy Hayes And Turkey.
Voltage Pictures will kick off sales in Cannes on the Millennials-skewing story from Offspring Entertainment and Canada’s Brightlight Pictures, with whom Voltage has a three-year production and distribution pact.
Claire Carré’s Embers scooped best feature film in the juried awards as the southern California festival came to an end.
The partners have optioned rights to develop a new take on Charles Band’s cult horror franchise.
The Cannes-bound project is based on Ken Scott’s adaptation of the post-WWII non-fiction book by Karen Levine.
LevelK is teaming with Mondrian Entertainment for world sales on animated series Klump, based on the best-selling books.
Ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, Screen looks back at the hits and misses of 2009 according to our jury of critics.
Plus: Spiderworx Media unveils $50m fund; Kristen Stewart to direct short for Refinery29; and more…
MAY 2 UPDATE: Disney’s live action hit held on to top berth for its third and almost certainly final weekend following a 29% decline that saw it add a confirmed $43.7m.
EXCLUSIVE: A Monster Calls and The Impossible director J.A. Bayona is reteaming with Lionsgate International as executive producer on the upcoming Cannes sales title Marrowbone.
EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Florin’s US-based sales agency will introduce the Venezuela-Colombia co-production to international buyers in Cannes later this month.
Sierra/Affinity heads to the Croisette with international rights to the sci-fi thriller to star Clive Owen and Amanda Seyfried.
Venice is to bolster its market offering with new VR and TV series elements.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Icon executive appointed on permanent basis; Caroline Stern assumes commercial affairs role.
The Little Witch (Die Kleine Hexe) will star German actress Karoline Herfurth and reunite the production team behind local box office hit Heidi.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles include the next film from Orion: The Man Who Would Be King director Jeanie Finlay and a street dance documentary from 45 Years producer Tristan Goligher.
EXCLUSIVE: Steven Davenport will be the primary IFB contact for all international productions shooting in Ireland.
Factory Boss filmmaker Zhang Wei to direct feature loosely based on true events.
Marvel juggernaut lays waste to rivals ahead of UK release.
The Oscar effect kicked in on Thursday as the Swedish star landed the Lara Croft role in the upcoming action-adventure from MGM, Warner Bros and GK Films.
Nadine de Barros and her team will kick off sales in Cannes on the idiosyncratic road movie.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales company has concluded North American and key international deals on Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Rotterdam and SXSW selection Suntan, among others.
APRIL 29 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday that the Marvel Studios tentpole added an estimated $23.8m on Thursday to reach an early $38.7m international running total.
EXCLUSIVE: The Open Road Films and Riverstone Pictures family adventure heads to the Croisette through the Open Road International arrangement with Glen Basner’s FilmNation.
The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016; Jeffrey Katzenberg to become chairman of DreamWorks New Media.
EXCLUSIVE: All-female production stars Canadian actress Natalie Krill and Swedish model Erika Linder.
Details have emerged of the international roll-out of Rainmaker Entertainment’s animated feature that opens this weekend in North America and several key international markets.
Ehud Bleiberg and Nick Donnermeyer will introduce worldwide buyers on the Croisette to BB Film Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment’s globetrotting heist project Predilection.
Oliver Daly will direct the project based on his short film about a teenager’s life-changing encounter with a military robot prototype.
Kevin Macdonald to direct feature from Searching For Sugar Man producer Simon Chinn; Amy backers Altitude to handle sales and distribute in UK.
Reda Kateb to star as legendary jazz guitarist while Pathé will also launch sales on Marion Cotillard-Guillaume Canet comedy Rock ‘n’ Roll.
AMBI Distribution has come on to represent international rights in Cannes to the musical starring Oscar-winner Brie Larson.
The majority of people working in the UK’s media and creative sector oppose Brexit and believe leaving the European Union will damage the global role of Britain’s film, TV and advertising sectors.
BBC1’s four-part animated series for producers 42 will also feature Olivia Colman and Ben Kingsley.
A new VOD service has arrived in the UK with the goal of bringing little-seen gems to home audiences.
FOX Networks Group (FNG) Latin America will distribute Lionsgate content on its pay-TV and basic cable channels across Latin America.
Festival to open with Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle [pictured]; Guillermo del Toro and Aardman to give masterclasses.
Fortissimo Films has acquired international rights to dystopian drama The White King, starring Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.
Mafia story Pericle Il Nero, co-produced by the Dardenne brothers, plays in Un Certain Regard while Fiore is in Directors’ Fortnight.
EXCLUSIVE: Mad Men and Spotlight star to play opposite Brian Cox in Churchill, one of five films in production for Embankment Films.
Juries revealed for Un Certain Regard, Short Films & Cinéfondation and Caméra d’or.
The expanded co-production lab will focus on eight South Asian countries over the next three years.
Plus: Lionsgate dates American Pastoral; Cohen Media Group to release restored version of Daughters Of The Dust; and more…
Lionsgate executives have set a July 15 limited launch for Woody Allen’s Cannes Film Festival opener.
Disney’s global hit added $15.3m on Tuesday and has surged past $100m in China.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz has licensed all US rights excluding SVOD on the eco activism documentary to First Run Features
Anne Fontaine’s drama claimed the COLCOA Audience Award as the nine-day celebration of French cinema came to a close in Los Angeles.
The director of Spectre and American Beauty will preside over the jury of the 73rd Venice Film Festival.
Peter Mullan stars as golfing pioneer Tom Morris.
EXCLUSIVE: The inaugural Cinema Rediscovered festival will host screenings, workshops and the ICO’s Archive Screening Day 2016.
Executives from See-Saw Films, Curzon and Paramount are among those taking part in this year’s industry programme.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales company Film Constellation launches with drama from Fish Tank producer.
goEast winners in Wiesbaden; Polish Film Institute backs Ida producers; Berlin-based A Company launches Ukrainian distributor.
Young entrepreneurs Phillip Sull and Alex Stephenson have launched what they claim to be the world’s first film discovery site powered by humans.
Viva Pictures has acquired North America rights to Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden, following its world premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last week.
A Universal spokesperson declined to comment on Tuesday evening following a report in the Wall Street Journal that parent company Comcast was lining up as the latest suitor to woo Jeffrey Katzenberg in a possible acquisition worth more than $3bn.
Major South Korean exhibitor Lotte Cinema is opening two new sites with eight screens in Vietnam this week, bringing its total to 111 screens in the territory.
Pre-sales to begin at Cannes Marche in May.
The actor will star in feature film versions of his shows Shakespeare’s Villains and Tell Tale Heart.
Plus: Turner to launch SVOD service FilmStruck; and more…
EXCLUSIVE: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.
Top brass announced on Tuesday the 42 world premieres selected for the US Fiction, Documentary, World Fiction, LA Muse, and Nightfall Competitions to screen at the festival, set to run from June 1-9 in Los Angeles.
Bloom handles international sales on the J.D. Salinger biopic that has begun principal photography in New York City.
Ken Kao and Dan Kao will partner with Addictive Pictures to produce under their first-look deal.
The Weinstein Company will debut its all-star period romance in limited release on July 15 in US.
Concourse Media chiefs Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have scored a coup and will commence sales on the Croisette of Jeff Baena’s dark comedy through their Concourse Film Trade division.
The home entertainment release sold more than 1.2m units in the UK in its first week of release (including both Blu-ray and DVD).
World premiere of Intimate Lighting restoration, a focus on Mexican female directors, a tribute to Otto Preminger and the first Eurimages Lab Project Award set for 2016 edition.
Fabien Westerhoff launches London-based outfit with Films Distribution backing.
The Jungle Book nears $100m as Yesterday Once More and The Huntsman: Winter’s War debut in second and third, respectively.
Chasing Asylum, an account of Australia’s immigration policy, is set to premiere at Toronto’s HotDocs.
Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Jee-woon’s highly-anticipated The Age Of Shadows, which marks Warner Bros Korea’s first local-language production.
Louise Brennand, Megan Martin and Mandy Rodgers [pictured left to right] upped as part of restructure.
Plus: Sylvia Hoeks joins Alcon’s Blade Runner sequel; Screen Media acquires Michel Gondry’s Microbe & Gasoline; and more…
Inspired by the ongoing global success of The Jungle Book, The Walt Disney Studios is moving ahead on its previously announced development slate including its Mary Poppins sequel to star Emily Blunt.
EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Herwitz heads to the Toronto festival this week with sales rights on Aida’s Secret and The Peacemaker.
The star from Everest, Zero Dark Thirty, and Terminator Genisys is in negotiations to play the late politician in Chappaquiddick.
On the back of a confident CinemaCon appearance and the recent hire of David Kosse that has left nobody in any doubt about its global theatrical ambitions, Bob Simonds’ studio unveiled on Monday another component to its television platform.
Donald Sutherland, Arnaud Desplechin, Vanessa Paradis among those to join president George Miller.
APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s Zootopia also reaches its own milestone as it passes $900m at global box office.
EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest boards sequel to doc which took more than $110m worldwide; film is first under UK-China co-pro treaty.
May shoot for Who Will Write Our History about the Oyneg Shabes archive; Nancy Spielberg produces with support from Steven Spielberg-chaired fund.
EXCLUSIVE: Berlin-based sales outfit scores films from Home Sick director and Lav Diaz protégé.
Filipino director’s Palme d’Or contender revolves around a convenience store owner who sells narcotics on the side.
UK sales team boards Michael O’Shea’s US drama-horror The Transfiguration.
EXCLUSIVE: Companies to collaborate on slate from emerging Norwegian director.
Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.
Mumbai-based Phantom Films is joining forces with Graphic India and Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to co-produce a live-action feature, Chakra The Invincible, directed by Vikramaditya Motwane.
The North American premiere of Alex Gibney’s Zero Days and Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You bookend the five-day event.
Producer Cedomir Kolar among signatories of Pristina Declaration, which calls for free movement for Kosovan film-makers in Europe and access to European funding.
EXCLUSIVE: The French sales company has closed key territories on its Tribeca Film Festival documentary selection.
APRIL 25 UPDATE: Disney’s The Jungle Book clung on to the highest vines in its second session as a confirmed $61.5m easily saw off the feeble challenge of Universal’s The Huntsman sequel and propelled the family hit to $192.2m.
As the Tribeca Film festival winds down, festival top brass announced winners of the two audience awards, powered by Infor, at Saturday evening’s wrap party.
The California festival hosted on Friday its evening celebration of British cinema and culture.
EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Film Festival is to host a tribute to the iconic singer who died yesterday.
Seven additions made to Official Selection, including Blood Father starring Mel Gibson, the new feature from Starred Up director David Mackenzie and a Joseph Kony documentary.
The multi-year output deal makes the recently announced Prime Video service the exclusive premium subscription home for Broad Green’s upcoming theatrical films.
Iconic American musician Prince, whose death was announced yesterday, made memorable contributions to cinema through his music and performances.
Saunders becomes the organisation’s head of production and development.
The Oscar-winning composer talked about his process and collaborations with Anthony Minghella and Xavier Dolan at London’s Barbican.
Plus: Disney pulls Inhumans from schedule; Netflix starts Okja shoot; and more…
Captain America: Civil War also performs strongly.
The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival juried awards ceremony on Thursday evening rewarded a wide roster of selections as organisers honoured separate US and international narrative competition categories for the first time.
The Montreal-based sales agent will kick off sales in Cannes on Daniel Guzmán’s drama.
The partners are collaborating on the theatrical and home entertainment release of Approaching The Unknown starring Mark Strong.
Alcon Entertainment has found its leading lady for the sci-fi project.
This year’s headline “Conversations with…” strand will feature an in-depth dialogue with Revelation Entertainment president Morgan Freeman and CEO Lori McCreary, who is also the president of the Guild.
EXCLUSIVE: Fund backed by Zhongze Asset Management and Varcale Capital Management partners with four UK companies.
EXCLUSIVE: Jack London adaptation from Loving and Song Of The Sea producers secures sales deal.
BAFTA-nominated British film-maker directed four James Bond films.
EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or winner denies reports that he was rejected from the Cannes Film Festival on political grounds.
The North American premiere of Amazon Studios’ Cannes-bound opening night film from Woody Allen will kick off the festival on May 19.
Boosted by local cultural connections, Disney’s The Jungle Book has become the highest-grossing Hollywood film ever in India, taking $23.8m (Rs1.58bn) in 12 days.
EXCLUSIVE: UK’s Soda Pictures has picked up remake of cult classic Vampyres.
Remake of classic Scottish comedy set for world premiere as 2016 Edinburgh closing night gala.
EXCLUSIVE: The Panama Papers scandal is a factor in the below-par box office performance of Julieta in Spain, according to producer Agustín Almodóvar.
Money Monster director also says she looks forward to taking on a different type of movie next.
UK broadcaster cited “good trading” across its territories, as it ordered six new high-end drama series.
De Vésinne steps up from his role as co-president of EuropaCorp Television.
The UK’s Lucas Ochoa and Poland’s Klaudia Smieja are among upcoming European producers set for neworking initiative in Cannes.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit will introduce four titles to the market, including Italian thriller Double Crossing (Il Traduttore).
French security forces to stage attack exercise in Palais du Cinéma and on the Croisette; screening hours lost from Directors’ Fortnight due to security protocols.
EXCLUSIVE: Organisers behind the Cannes Marché’s third NEXT event set to run from May 12-18 have lined up an expanded future of cinema showcase that places heavy emphasis on the fast-rising world of virtual reality.
Sundance chiefs reveal plans for the UK offshoot of the indie film festival and how they worked with Picturehouse on this year’s programme.
The anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi cult classic has moved forward from its original 2018 North American release date of January 12.
Britweek organisers announced on Wednesday the day-long NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) programme set for April 30.
Section to include world premiere of Bertrand Tavernier doc; a cinema masterclass with William Friedkin and a tribute to documentary giants Raymond Depardon and Frederick Wiseman.
The Vancouver-based media company is partnering with Chinese producer-distributor Inlook Vision Media on the action-fantasy.
Plus: CE+S wins first contract to instal Dolby Atmos in Colombia
EXCLUSIVE: Production underway on thriller from The Survivalist and A Patch Of Fog scheme.
Development titles revealed as sci-fi Identicals [pictured] picked up by Arrow Films for UK.
Monsters producer Allan Niblo was among industry execs to discuss challenges facing the UK’s creative industries at the BSAC conference in London.
Lars Kraume’s drama has nine nominations, including Best Film and Best Director; Colonia, A Heavy Heart and Me & Kaminski score five nominations.
Kidulthood director Noel Clarke, who has spoken to cinemas about a ‘British Film Friday’, will discuss the UK film sector at the forthcoming Media Production Show in June.
EXCLUSIVE: Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter have bolstered their sales ranks in the run-up to Cannes.
The distributor has pounced on all North American rights to Bruno Dumont’s Cannes competition selection and upcoming world premiere.
The studio has signed a breakthrough distribution deal that acknowledges the film-going culture of Nigeria and the potential of the regional market.
The distributor has taken Nanni Moretti’s winner of the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at last year’s Cannes Film Festival off the hands of embattled Alchemy.
Laura Poitras’ documentary about Julian Assange and Paul Schrader’s Dog Eat Dog, starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Defoe, among line-up.
The star and director of Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem has passed away following a prolonged battle with cancer.
STX Entertainment chairman of the motion picture group Adam Fogelson announced the hire on Tuesday following the company’s splashy presentation at CinemaCon last week.
The New York-based company has lined up another production, optioning rights to Rob Tannenbaum and Craig Marks’ book I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution.
Disney’s rising star reached the $200m international threshold on Monday and crossed $300m globally.
Tribeca selection Kicks and the world premiere of horror tale Lights Out are among the films announced by festival organisers on Tuesday ahead of the June 1-9 run date.
EXCLUSIVE: Black comedy to play in competition at Critics’ Week.
EXCLUSIVE: Film4, HBO, Rialto and Sundance Channel among buyers of comedy-drama executive-produced by Barbara Broccoli and Rachel Weisz.
Both titles won seven prizes at the 60th David Di Donatellos, while Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth took home two from fourteen nominations.
Four new releases made the box office top 10, with The Jungle Book leading the way.
World premiere of Damien Manivel’s second feature, Le Parc, among the selection.
British writer-director describes her US-set drama as “the most me I’ve ever been”; Arnold also reveals challenges on previous film Wuthering Heights.
EXCLUSIVE: A total of 110 films will screen at the festival, including recent Golden Bear-winner Fuocoammare and a selection of Israeli docs.
The Greek Film Centre (EEK) has appointed a female filmmaker for the first time in its history.
Nominations have been announced for the $150,000 (£100,000) documentary awards, set to be judged at Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.
Plus: Los Cabos, TFI, Gabriel Figueroa, Labodigital renew association; D Films picks up Canadian rights to Oasis doc; and more…
Andrey Silvestrov’s critique of contemporary society is currently in post-production.
After a move to clarify voting rights in January sparked concern and accusations of ageism, the Academy sought to reassure members on Monday.
The Spanish film-maker behind the upcoming A Monster Calls and international hit The Impossible was announced on Twitter on Monday morning.
Justine Triet’s In Bed With Victoria to open Critics’ Week; Chloë Sevigny’s Kitty one of three closing films.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions will present the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 8, 2017.
Plus: IFC MIdnight acquires US rights to Let’s Be Evil; and more…
China’s Alibaba Pictures has signed to invest in two further projects from Paramount Pictures – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows and Star Trek Beyond.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: Walt Disney Studios has now crossed $2bn at the global box office for the 15th consecutive year.
The Circle star to lead biopic of Swiss activist who lived in the Borneo rainforest.
It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.
Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce giant has moved aggressively against the VOD market leader in the US with a new subscription tier.
Philippe de Chauveron is re-teaming with star Christian Clavier following the pair’s 2014 box-office hit.
Finnish production from Frozen Land director will feature 14,000 extras.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: If the live-action-CGI rendering of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale seemed destined to become a Disney classic all over again, the opening weekend confirmed that notion as it stormed to the studio’s biggest April debut in history.
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore and US writer-director David Twohy are developing projects with China, which were both announced on the first full day of the Beijing International Film Festival (April 16-23).
EXCLUSIVE: India’s Cinestaan Film Company has hired Film London execs Deborah Sathe and Tessa Inkelaar and Madrid-based sales agent Marina Fuentes to head up its ambitious new international division.
Adorf, who has made more than 200 films with directors including Sam Peckinpah, Dario Argento and Luigi Comencini, will be honoured with the film festival’s Pardo Alla Carriera.
Deal includes forthcoming titles Ghostbusters and Money Monster.
Event to focus on the production, distribution and exhibition of Live Cinema events.
The River Run International Film Festival wrapped its 18th edition in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with its narrative feature award going to Anna Rose Holmer’s The Fits, which was, in the words of the jury, “an audacious debut from a promising American talent.”
EXCLUSIVE: Cinefondation winner Juho Kuosmanen makes his feature debut with the Finnish-German-Swedish co-production.
Kurdish workers drama and Rodrigo Plá’s A Monster With a Thousand Heads triumph at festival; industry prizes revealed.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens director dropped hints about the character played by Daisy Ridley during a Tribeca talk with actor-comedian Chris Rock; both men revealed the actors they would most like to work with.
Cannes chief discusses the festival’s repeat invitations policy and explains why Oliver Stone’s Snowden will not be premiering at the festival.
The festival’s industry event featured 20 work-in-progress projects.
Paris-based sales agent Luxbox has sealed a string of deals on Cannes Un Certain Regard title Apprentice, including a sale to France’s Version Originale Condor.
Check out the trailers for films set to play at the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special also performs strongly.
A CinemaCon screening of Now You See Me 2 was abandoned when a suspicious item that later turned out to be harmless forced the evacuation of the Colosseum on Thursday afternoon.
Competition titles include Nicolas Windng Refn’s The Neon Demon [pictured], Jeff Nichols’ Loving and Xavier Dolan It’s Only The End Of The World.
In a genial presentation in Las Vegas on Thursday that reassured the massed ranks of exhibitors that it believes in the theatrical business, Hollywood’s newest major player also broke news about theatrical distribution partners on two films on its slate.
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The distributor has picked up US rights to newly announced Cannes selections Graduation and The Unknown Girl.
Disney’s family spectacular is poised to usurp Batman v Superman this weekend as it ventures into around 20 key markets.
The line-up of the 69th Cannes Film Festival in full.
James Cameron surprised CinemaCon attendees at the end of Thursday morning’s Fox presentation to explain that his fantasy universe had become larger than originally expected.
Antonia Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers will star in the psychological thriller, which AMBI Distribution will introduce to global buyers in Cannes next month.
EXCLUSIVE: New film and TV participants include crew from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Lobster, and Sherlock.
Entertainment One (eOne) has poured cold water on claims that it is a takeover target for UK broadcaster ITV.
The long-gestating Howard Hughes biopic has found its distributors, it emerged during a CinemaCon lunch in honour of New Regency head Arnon Milchan.
Plus: The Orchard takes Jeremiah Tower doc; Abramorama expands; and more…
The British star has been cast in the lead role of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s 2017 holiday season release.
The Universal Pictures chairman became only the third woman to collect the Will Rogers Pioneer Of The Year award at a ceremony in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.
A full screening of the latest Marvel Studios tentpole was the highlight of Wednesday morning’s Disney presentation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Oscar-winning director also planning an English-language feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Sandro Fiorin and his team has concluded key territory sales on Francisco Varone’s road movie.
Laura Amelia Guzmán’s Dominican film has triumphed in the works-in-progress section and won a $10,000 prize.
The Newport Beach Film Festival, running April 21-28, will include Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature, My Name Is Emily.