By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Will Firth in Love Type D

Colin Firth's son makes feature debut in British rom-com

7-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Filming wraps on Sasha Collington’s Love Type D.


Kodak hires motion picture president

7-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Filmmaker and TV entrepreneur Steve Bellamy aims to help Kodak deepen relationships with Hollywood studios.

Meg Ryan

Ryan's Ithaca set for festival premiere

7-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Meg Ryan’s directorial debut will get its world premiere at the Middleburg festival, which will also screen several foreign language film Oscar contenders.

Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom

Shout! takes 'Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom' for North America

7-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Arcana Studio’s graphic novel adaptation heads to the US and Canada.

Asian Film Market

Busan: Asian Film Market grapples with timing, industry future

7-Oct-2015 | By

This year’s Asian Film Market (Oct 3-6) worked hard to address developments transforming the pan-Asian film industry but compared to previous years, business appeared to be slow.

marco polo netflix

TWC ties up 'Marco Polo' deal in Germany

7-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Ascot Elite inks physical and EST deal for Netflix series in German-speaking Europe.


ICO launches women in cinema scheme

7-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Training scheme to help women in film exhibition take the step up into senior management.

gore verbinski

Gore Verbinski, Wim Wenders projects secure German finance

7-Oct-2015 | By

Iranian director Shirin Neshat to also receive support from German fund.

Chantal Akerman

Chantal Akerman dies aged 65

6-Oct-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Film-maker pushed boundaries with her experimental, female-focused films.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Relativity TV sale approved

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Relativity Television will go to a group of creditors, with Ryan Kavanaugh’s consortium set to take the rest of Relativity Media.

Rutger Hauer

Rutger Hauer, Michael Madsen join 'The Broken Key'

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Cast of Italy-set mystery thriller also includes Geraldine Chaplin and Franco Nero.

john sloss glen basner

AFM speakers include Basner, Sloss, Elwes, Xiaotian

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

This year’s AFM programme will offer new conference sessions on China and festivals and speakers including Glen Basner, John Sloss, Cassian Elwes and the president of China Film Co-Production Corporation.

Birmingham Crown Court

Major film fraud trial underway

6-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The trial of five UK executives charged with film tax relief fraud has begun at Birmingham Crown Court.

Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston named first BFI Ambassador

6-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The British Film Institute (BFI) has named actor Tom Hiddleston as its first BFI Ambassador.

aloha santa

George Lopez to star in 'Aloha Santa'

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

George Lopez will play the title character in Infinite Entertainment Now’s Aloha Santa, with Jonathan Yudis directing.

Brooke Ford and Jeff Deutchman

Alchemy promotes Brooke Ford, Jeff Deutchman

6-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Brooke Ford adds oversight of Alchemy’s acquisitions team to her remit and Jeff Deutchman gets expanded production role.

Lost In Hong Kong

‘Lost in Hong Kong’ leads strong week for China films

6-Oct-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Lost in Hong Kong surged past $200m during the lucrative National Day week.

When Falcons Fly book

Iceland's Pegasus reveals project slate

6-Oct-2015 | By

Snorri Thórisson, CEO of Reykjavík-based production outfit Pegasus Pictures (Icelandic line producer of Game Of Thrones), has revealed details of the company’s latest feature projects.


East London site touted as potential studio venue

6-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Owners explore studio potential after location shoots for Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Channel 4’s Humans.

The Third Way Of Love

Busan: Mirovision launches sales on ‘Third Way Of Love’

6-Oct-2015 | By

South Korean sales agent Mirovision has launched sales on Korea-China co-production The Third Way Of Love, directed by Korean filmmaker John H. Lee (A Moment To Remember).

asia tropical red films

Malaysia’s Sonneratia backs Asia Tropical, Red Films

6-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysia’s Sonneratia Capital has signed partial slate financing arrangements with two local production companies – Lina Tan’s Red Films and Adrian Teh’s Asia Tropical Films.

the continent

Busan: Chinese blockbuster producers reveal success tips

6-Oct-2015 | By

At Busan’s Asian Film Market, producers of Chinese blockbusters shared their secrets to success such as walking their own paths and not trying to emulate Hollywood, Japan or Korea’s systems, even in co-productions.


Nordic focus at Leipzig co-production meeting

6-Oct-2015 | By

35 projects will be presented to 70 potential partners.

Hana Makhmalbaf

Busan: ‘London Stories’ wins at Asian Project Market

6-Oct-2015 | By

Busan’s Asian Film Market closed today with Hana Makhmalbaf’s London Stories picking up the top Busan Award at the Asian Project Market.

Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

Former A-Film exec reveals struggles at Benelux distributor

6-Oct-2015 | By

In an outspoken interview, Erik Engelen, former director of acquisitions at Benelux distribution outfit A-Film (and still a consultant there), has given his views on what has brought one of the region’s most respected independent companies to its knees.

Richard Cook

Talent agent Richard Cook calls for film fund/festival rethink

6-Oct-2015 | By

Leading European talent agent Richard Cook has called for a radical re-thinking of both the European film festival system and of public funding bodies like Eurimages and MEDIA.

john toll

ASC to honour Toll, Peterson and Bennett

6-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The ASC will recognise the trio’s achievements at their annual awards ceremony in February.

Screen unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2015 with LFF

5-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow, spotlighting the hottest up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.

Jamie Foxx

Jamie Foxx to lead ‘Groove Tails’ voice cast

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Jamie Foxx has signed on to voice the lead character in CGI animated family film Groove Tails, from AMBI Group and Imprint Entertainment.

Jeanne Tripplehorn Callum Keith Rennie

Jeanne Tripplehorn, Callum Keith Rennie join ‘Little Pink House’

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Jeanne Tripplehorn (Big Love) and Callum Keith Rennie (Memento) have joined the cast of Korchula Productions’ Little Pink House, which is about to go into production in Vancouver.

ryan kavanaugh tucker tooley

Relativity president Tucker Tooley resigns

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Relativity Studios president Tucker Tooley is leaving the company, just as parent Relativity Media waits for bankruptcy court approval to be bought out by chairman/CEO Ryan Kavanaugh and a group of investors.

wine of summer

‘Wine of Summer’ readies US release

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

New Films International has set drama The Wine of Summer, with Marcia Gay Harden, for a limited US theatrical and VOD release on Oct 6, with a digital rollout to follow.

No Men Beyond This Point

Samuel Goldwyn takes Toronto sci-fi ‘No Men Beyond This Point’

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to Mark Sawers’ No Men Beyond This Point and is planning a 2016 release for the sci-fi comedy.

Lionsgate Starz

Lionsgate in “advanced talks” over Starz merger

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Lionsgate is in “advanced talks” to merge with US movie channel Starz, according to a Los Angeles Times report.

Ellie Kendrick

Game of Thrones' Ellie Kendrick leads 'The Levelling'

5-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Hope Dickson Leach writes and directs Somerset floods film now underway.

Jenna Coleman

ITV drama 'Victoria' first to shoot at Yorkshire Studios

5-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Repurposed RAF site to host Mammoth Screen production starring Jenna Coleman.

The Martian

'The Martian' tops UK chart with $9.9m

5-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sci-fi adaptation posts best-ever UK bow for Ridley Scott; StudioCanal’s Legend becomes distributor’s third biggest release.

cold deck

Mipcom: Screen Media acquires ‘Cold Deck’

5-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

EXCLUSIVE: The thriller will be sold at Mipcom this week.


Elad Keidan's 'Afterthought' wins at Haifa Film Festival

5-Oct-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Other winners include Venice title Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me and documentary Rabin In His Own Words.

The Last Panthers

Mipcom: catch up with the key drama deals

5-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Round-up of key drama deals struck at Mipcom, which is going ahead despite deadly storms.

NEW Huace deal

China's Huace, Korea's NEW launch joint venture

5-Oct-2015 | By

Korea’s Next Entertainment World (NEW) and China’s Huace have launched a Beijing-based joint venture and announced their first projects.

The Journey

First look at Timothy Spall as Ian Paisley, Colm Meaney as Martin McGuinness

5-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

IM Global’s The Journey begins production in Belfast.

Iceland’s 'Rams' wins at Zurich

4-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mexico’s Kings of Nowhere wins doc prize; Thank You For Bombing wins Switzerland, Germany, Austria award.

couple in a hole

'Couple In A Hole', '45 Years' triumph at Dinard

4-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

Hanif Kureishi also collects honorary award.


Singapore’s Viddsee raises $2.3m

4-Oct-2015 | By

Singapore-based short film platform Viddsee has raised $2.3m in its latest funding round with Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures (CAV) as lead investor.

Lee Min Ho

Hong Kong’s Fame Universal revs up 'F-Team'

4-Oct-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based Fame Universal Entertainment is producing a feature adaptation of top-rating Chinese reality TV show F-Team, starring Korean actor Lee Min Ho.

The Martian

'The Martian' blasts to top of international box office with $45m

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

OCTOBER 5 UPDATE: The Martian blasted into the international marketplace this weekend, grossing a confirmed $44.6m from more than 50 territories, according to distributor 20th Century Fox International.

Eurocinema world

Eurocinema to expand global VOD reach

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

The company will launch Eurocinema World, a live channel and SVOD service.

The Martian

'The Martian' rockets to top of North American box office on $55m

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

UPDATE: Fox’s The Martian shot straight to the top of the North American box office chart this weekend, opening with a confirmed gross of $54.3m from 3,831 theatres.

Sirena Liu Fox

Fox names Sirena Liu China MD

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Liu will oversee the studios’ China activities.

alexander payne downsizing

Paramount boards Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ starring Matt Damon

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

Downsizing will begin production next spring.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Ryan Kavanaugh-led investor group to acquire Relativity

4-Oct-2015 | By John Hazelton

A consortium of investors led by company founder Ryan Kavanaugh has reached an agreement to buy all the assets of Relativity Media except for the beleaguered mini-studio’s TV division.

Kim Dong ho

Kim Dong-ho to head APSA international jury

4-Oct-2015 | By

BIFF co-founder and honorary director Kim Dong-ho has been appointed as president of the international jury for this year’s Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA).


Kirin sells 'The Cravings' to China

4-Oct-2015 | By

At Busan’s inaugural Entertainment Intellectual Property (E-IP) Market, Kirin Productions has sold web drama series The Cravings to China’s Beijing Alpha Transmedia, marking the first IP contract signed at the new event.

Right Now Wrong Then

Finecut sells 'Right Now', picks up 'Fatal Intuition'

4-Oct-2015 | By

Korean sales agent Finecut has secured a raft of deals on Hong Sangsoo’s Locarno Golden Leopard winner Right Now, Wrong Then and picked up mystery thriller Fatal Intuition at Busan’s Asian Film Market.

Polis Evo

'Polis Evo' burns up Malaysian box office

3-Oct-2015 | By

Malaysian action comedy Polis Evo has given the local film industry a much-needed boost, grossing $1.8m (RM8m) in 11 days, to become the highest-grossing local film of 2015.

Making Family

Busan: Korea’s 9ers launches sales of 'Making Family', 'Hiya'

2-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s 9ers Entertainment is launching sales on China-Korea co-production Making Family, a rom-com starring Aarif Lee and Kim Hae-Neul, and drama Hiya, starring Ahn Bo-Hyun and Lee Ho-Won (aka Hoya of boy group Infinite), at the Asian Film Market in Busan


Busan: Finecut picks up Kim Tae-yong's 'Yeogyosa'

2-Oct-2015 | By

Korean sales company Finecut has picked up Kim Tae-yong’s sophomore feature Yeogyosa (tentative title which translates to ‘female teacher’).

Paramount acquires Alexander Payne’s 'Downsizing'

2-Oct-2015 | By

Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon will star in the studio’s third collaboration with Payne.

Harrison Ford

Britannia honour for Harrison Ford

2-Oct-2015 | By

The BAFTA LA hierarchy announced on Friday that they will present the star with the Albert R Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution To Entertainment in Los Angeles on October 30.

Anne Hathaway

Voltage, Brightlight strike five-film deal

2-Oct-2015 | By

Shawn Williamson’s Vancouver-based production company Brightlight Pictures has signed a sales agency agreement with Nicolas Chartier’s Los Angeles-based company that kicks off with Anne Hathaway starrer Colossal.


TWC to re-release 'Southpaw'

2-Oct-2015 | By

Antoine Fuqua’s boxing drama returns to US screens on October 2 as Harvey Weinstein steps up his Oscar push for Jake Gyllenhaal.

Belly of the Bulldog

Halloween FrightFest to shift from night to day

2-Oct-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Guests include James Purefoy and Olga Kurylenko for UK premiere of Stephen S. Campanelli’s Momentum.

BIFF 2015 opening

BIFF kicks off with star-studded ceremony

2-Oct-2015 | By Jason Bechervaise

The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) kicked off on Thursday night with a star-studded red carpet, fireworks and the world premiere of Indian film Zubaan.

Chico Artista Brasileiro

Rio opens with Chico doc ahead of packed 2015 edition

2-Oct-2015 | By

Rio de Janeiro’s International Film Festival opened last night (Oct 1) celebrating the life and work of local hero Chico Buarque who, at 71, remains one of Brazil’s top composers, musicians and singers.

The Martian

Fox plots 'Martian' landings

1-Oct-2015 | By

Ridley Scott’s space survival story is scheduled to touch down in approximately 50 territories this weekend, fresh from its strong debut at last month’s Toronto International Film Festival.

EIFF’s Chris Fujiwara resurfaces at new London East Asia Film Festival

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: New festival plans launch in 2016; preview event this month will open with the European premiere of Korean box office hit Veteran.

Green Room

'Green Room' wins Fantastic Fest audience award

1-Oct-2015 | By

Jeremy Saulnier’s feature claimed the prize as the Austin event came to a conclusion on Thursday.

Teri Weiss

Teri Weiss joins Uni children’s production push

1-Oct-2015 | By

Longtime Nickelodeon programming executive Teri Weiss has been hired as svp, head of kids/family development and production at the new Universal Kids Productions group. 

The Survivalist

Stephen Fingleton is focus of BAFTA Brits To Watch

1-Oct-2015 | By

BAFTA in partnership with the British Council will present the director of The Survivalist to the US industry at two bi-coastal events next week.

The Hippopotamus

Stephen Fry's 'Hippopotamus' secures sales, distribution deal

1-Oct-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK comedy The Hippopotamus wraps and inks deals.

David Puttnam

UK film distribution "worth $1.8bn"

1-Oct-2015 | By Matt Mueller

The Film Distributors Association has today released a report quantifying the value of film distribution in the UK.


ABMO Films acquires TIFF premiere February

1-Oct-2015 | By

The new Canadian distributor led by Alex Bronfman and Matt Orenstein has picked up the elevated horror film starring Emma Roberts.

The Sniffer

NHK to adapt Ukraine's 'The Sniffer'

1-Oct-2015 | By

Heading into MIPCOM Japan’s NHK has signed a deal to adapt Ukrainian production company FILM.UA’s detective series.

Love Finds You in Valentine

'Valentine' among ACI MIPCOM slate  

1-Oct-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based American Cinema International (ACI) heads to Cannes with a slate led by Love Finds You in Valentine starring Michaela McManus and Diogo Morgado.


Tribeca Shortlist streaming service launches

1-Oct-2015 | By

The platform created by Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises costs $4.99 a month until the end of the year rising to $5.99 in 2016.

Lydia Pilcher

Positive 'women in film' stats in new PGA toolkit

1-Oct-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Producers Guild Of America’s Women’s Impact Network and website Women And Hollywood have launched a new toolkit called ‘The Ms. Factor: The Power Of Female Driven Content.’

IMAX Empire Leicester Square

Andrew Cripps talks IMAX laser rollout

1-Oct-2015 | By Tom Grater

The company’s new IMAX laser system will be installed in 75 locations across the UK, Europe, Asia and North America.

 Living Dark: The Story Of Ted The Caver

NFI to release 'Living Dark'

1-Oct-2015 | By

New Films International (NFI) has set a theatrical and VOD launch for horror title Living Dark: The Story Of Ted The Caver.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Makhmalbaf to receive Singapore honour

1-Oct-2015 | By

The 26th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is set to pay tribute to Iranian filmmaker in exile Mohsen Makhmalbaf with a retrospective and an honorary award.

Walter Murch

Walter Murch to receive Camerimage honour

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Apocalypse Now editor to receive special award at cinematography festival.

Zhang Wei

Zhang Wei's 'Sound of a Dream' begins shoot

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Shooting taking place at the foot of Everest and in Shenzhen.

Film London Micro Market

Film London reveals Micro Market projects, financiers

1-Oct-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Financiers include Universal, Hanway, 42 M&P, Metrodome, The Works and Wild Bunch

Lionsgate, BVI strike Russia output deal

30-Sep-2015 | By

Buena Vista International will distribute Lionsgate titles in the territory and the rest of the CIS starting with Sicario.


'Concussion' named AFI FEST centrepiece gala

30-Sep-2015 | By

The world premiere of Sony’s Will Smith drama will screen on November 10.

Tom Quinn and Jason Janego

Ex-RADiUS heads, Tim League partner on 'Invade'

30-Sep-2015 | By

Less than two months after leaving the Weinstein fold, Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have resurfaced with a new partnership with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League to distribute Where To Invade Next.

Russell Crowe

'In Sand And Blood' to star Russell Crowe

30-Sep-2015 | By

IM Global is fully financing the true story of the captain of a 19th merchant ship who led his crew to safety across 1,000 miles of desert after capture by Bedouin traders.

warp films

Snowtown producers launch Carver Films with Nick Cave adaptation, Kurzel drama

30-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: TV projects also on slate for Australian outfit.

Tyler Oakley

Awesomeness Films to release Tyler Oakley doc

30-Sep-2015 | By

Snervous Tyler Oakley chronicles the life of the social media celebrity and will open in December in limited theatrical release and across all major digital platforms. 

Monster With a Thousand Heads

Memento racks up 'Monster' sales, Music Box takes US

30-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

MFI and specialist label Artscope unveil Venice and Toronto sales.

Scott Guthrie

Alchemy names Scott Guthrie COO

30-Sep-2015 | By

The former evp of Paramount Pictures Home Entertainment will oversee several of Alchemy’s divisions including strategy & planning, operations, IT and human resources.

'Room', Paul Thomas Anderson doc set for reinvented Rome

30-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

New festival director criticizes “myopic” battle for premieres and reveals London Film Festival “alliance”.

toby stephens

'Black Sails' star set to debut short film

30-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Toby Stephens’ short In Vitro will be available to watch on the We Are Colony platform from today, Sept 30.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Haifa: Mohsen Makhmalbaf talks arrest, torture and film

30-Sep-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Back in Israel for the fourth time to serve as the president of the Haifa Film Festival jury, Mohsen Makhmalbaf is fully conscious of the simmering anger he provokes among the authorities of his native Iran.

Matthew Vaughn

Matthew Vaughn to direct 'I Am Pilgrim'

29-Sep-2015 | By

MGM announced on Tuesday that the British director has signed on to the adaptation of Terry Hayes’ espionage bestseller of the same name.

Sanford Panitch

Sony bolsters film, TV production team

29-Sep-2015 | By

New president of international film and television Sanford Panitch has brought on two key hires at the studio.

Josie Liang

The Solution hires Josie Liang

29-Sep-2015 | By

The former Focus Features executive has joined The Solution Entertainment Group as vp of acquisitions and development.

Pacific Rim

Universal puts 'Pacific Rim 2' on hold

29-Sep-2015 | By

Legendary and Universal Pictures have removed the sci-fi follow-up to their 2013 sci-fi adventure from its August 4 2017 slot but insisted they remained committed to releasing the film.


Distributon round-up: Screen Media swoops on 'Darling'

29-Sep-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The distributor has acquired world rights to Mickey Keating’s genre film following its world premiere  at Fantastic Fest last Friday. Separately Music Box has picked up Monster With A Thousand Faces.

The Idol

Adopt Films acquires 'The Idol'

29-Sep-2015 | By

Seville International has found a US home for Hany Abu-Assad’s acclaimed recent Toronto world premiere and closed a raft of new sales

Zurich 2015 digital daily 2

Zurich 2015: Screen's dailies


Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the 11th Zurich Film Festival here.

John Penotti

Showbox, Blumhouse, Ivanhoe in six-film pact

29-Sep-2015 | By

The South Korean powerhouse has entered into a co-production partnership with Blumhouse Productions and Ivanhoe Pictures

The Midnight Man

Cinedigm acquires 'The Midnight Man'

29-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights from Expression Entertainment to the crime thriller starring Will Kemp and Vinnie Jones.

The Daughter

UK deals for 'The Daughter', 'Ma Ma', 'Bang Gang', NWA doc

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome inks deals for autumn festival titles and more.

Antony Root HBO Europe Zurich Summit

Zurich Summit: industry braces for consolidation

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

US producers and execs from HBO, HanWay and China’s Wanda Group discuss distribution challenges and impending consolidation.

Samuel Goldwyn Theatre

Academy unveils Nicholl screenwriting Fellows

29-Sep-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

In the 30th anniversary year of the global competition, the winners will each receive a $35,000 prize on the understanding they will complete a feature screenplay during their fellowship year.


French lender Cofiloisirs grows UK footprint

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Film4 and Qwerty exec to spearhead UK push into film and TV.


Tribeca unveils StoryLab participants

29-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Filmmakers John Battsek, Molly Thompson, Kurt Engfehr, Rachel Boynton, Sloane Klevin and Amir Bar Lev are among the filmmakers who be leading this year’s Tribeca Film Institute third annual StoryLab in Brooklyn, New York.

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz gave up on Hollywood "fantasy"

29-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Two-time Oscar winner Christoph Waltz had given up on the “fantasy” of a Hollywood career before getting the call to audition for Inglourious Basterds.

Lost In Hong Kong

'Lost In Hong Kong' hits $106.8m

29-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Lost In Hong Kong has become the fastest local film to make $100m at the box office.


Russia's Gosfilmofond plans Cannes alternative

29-Sep-2015 | By

Russia’s National Film Foundation Gosfilmofond is planning an alternative international film festival to be staged in Nice during next year’s Cannes Film Festival.

errol morris

Errol Morris reveals IDFA top 10

29-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The festival will screen ten films picked by the US filmmaker, who will also take part in a masterclass.

the circle

Gay docu-drama 'The Circle' to screen at Russia's EFP showcase

29-Sep-2015 | By

St Petersburg’s EFP showcase will features eight titles this year.


StudioCanal acquires 30% of Mars Films; names Didier Lupfer president

29-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Olivier Courson to exit StudioCanal as part of shake-up.

Laim Hemsworth

Hemsworth brothers plan to unite on film

29-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Liam Hemsworth has revealed plans to co-star alongside his brother and Thor star Chris Hemsworth.


Tokyo unveils Competition line-up

29-Sep-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

Competition section features six world premieres including titles from Koji Fukada and Yoshihiro Nakamura.

Marx and Engels

Diaphana picks up 'Young Karl Marx'

29-Sep-2015 | By

France’s Diaphana Distribution has picked up Haitian-born Raoul Peck’s long-gestating project, The Young Karl Marx.

San Fu Maltha

Dutch execs launch distribution company, Periscope

29-Sep-2015 | By

Dutch industry veteran San Fu Maltha of Fu Works has partnered with Bruno Felix and Femke Wolting of Amsterdam-based Submarine Films to launch a new distribution company.

Klown Forever

Distribution round-up: Drafthouse gets 'Klown Forever'

28-Sep-2015 | By

The US distributor has acquired North American rights from Protagonist Pictures to Mikkel Nørgaard’s Danish comedy starring Casper Christiansen and Frank Hvam.

The Clan

Argentina selects 'El Clan' for Oscars

28-Sep-2015 | By

Pablo Trapero’s true-life thriller will fly the flag for his country.

Steve Mosko

Steve Mosko named Sony Pictures Television chairman

28-Sep-2015 | By

The executive most recently served as president of the division.

Trinidad + Tobago winners

'Sand Dollars' triumphs at ttff

28-Sep-2015 | By

Israel Cárdenas and Laura Amelia Guzmán romance from the Dominican Republic won the Best Fiction Feature prize at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) awards ceremony.

Simona Brown

Simona Brown joins 'Roots' cast

28-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Casual Vacancy actress joins A+E miniseries as as would-be girlfriend.

Patricio Valladares

Patricio Valladares lines up 'Fade'

28-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jason London stars in the upcoming supernatural horror from the Chilean director.

Karl Urban

'The Wonder' 3D fantasy heads for China shoot

28-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: China-NZ-UK production with Karl Urban, Willow Shields gets cast, finance, director.

'Everest' holds UK lead; 'Legend', 'Inside Out' set records

28-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s Legend becomes biggest British 18-rated film of all time, as Disney’s Inside Out becomes second biggest original animation.

Peter Winther, Lars WInther

Peter Winther, Lars Winther, Jason Speer launch Floodgate Entertainment

28-Sep-2015 | By

The brothers and industry veterans have teamed up with financier Speer on a production venture that kicks off with sci-fi thriller Confluence.

Harvey Weinstein in Zurich

Harvey Weinstein cancels Zurich fest trip

28-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Harvey Weinstein has cancelled his visit to Zurich Film Festival “due to an unforeseen production emergency”.

Forward.Side. Close!

'Forward. Side. Close!', 'Waffle Street' share HFF honours

28-Sep-2015 | By

The 2015 Hollywood Film Festival (HFF) came to a close on Sunday at Arclight Cinemas with awards presented to films in six categories.

Mr Robot press conference, Zurich Film Festival

Zurich: Mr Robot creator sees show as a 'long film'

28-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The saying that ‘TV is the new film’ hits close to home for Mr Robot creator and showrunner Sam Esmail.

Larry Aidem

Larry Aidem joins Fandor as president/CEO

28-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

The arrival was formerly president and CEO of Iconic TV who also led Sundance Channel for more than a decade

Western Religion

Screen Media sets 'Western Religion' national tour

28-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: James O’Brien wrote and directed the fantasy Western for 3rd Partner Productions that screened in the Cannes market.

Michiel de Ruyter

Netherlands Film Festival kicks off amid drama

28-Sep-2015 | By

At the Holland Film Meeting (HFM) several new projects and new policy initiatives have been announced.

Jackie Chan

Jackie Chan's 'Kung Fu Yoga' starts shooting in Dubai

28-Sep-2015 | By

The first project under the China-India co-production agreement – Kung Fu Yoga, starring Jackie Chan – is shooting in Dubai from today (Sep 28).

'Concrete Night', 'They Have Escaped' win in Helsinki

28-Sep-2015 | By

Pirjo Honkasolo’s Concrete Night and J-P Valkeapään’s They Have Escaped were among the winners at the Finnish Film Week (Sept 18-24) in Helsinki.

Lost In Hong Kong

'Lost In Hong Kong' takes $100m

27-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: The comedy (Gang Jiong) destroyed the Hollywood competition in another potent reminder of the might of China. Universal and Illumination’s Minions meanwhile crossed $800m.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' in US September record

27-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 28 UPDATE: Sony’s animation sequel featuring lead voice work by Adam Sandler ruled the kingdom on a confirmed $48.5m and overtook its 2012 predecessor to register the biggest September launch.

Secret Cinema presents The Empire Strikes Back

Secret Cinema audience tops 100,000 as 'Empire Strikes Back' event wraps

27-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Production of Star Wars becomes biggest live immersive cinema production to date.

Batman Arkham City

Zurich Summit: film needs long-term approach to gaming

27-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The film industry needs to look at the games industry as a long-term prospect, not a short term money-spinner.

ZFF 2015 Filmmaker Award

Zurich: Christoph Waltz presents first Filmmaker Award

27-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Inaugural prize awarded as part of the Zurich Film Festival.


San Sebastian: Iceland’s ‘Sparrows’ wins Golden Shell

26-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s Evolution wins special jury prize; Joachim Lafosse’s The White Knights wins Silver Shell.

Ellen Page at Zurich Film Festival

Zurich: Ellen Page calls for more diverse stories

26-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Actress Ellen Page wants to show more diverse stories on screen as she builds up the producing side of her career,

Jeremy Irons at Zurich Film Festival

Zurich: Jeremy Irons relishes diverse roles

26-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Jeremy Irons has said he relishes the extraordinarily diverse roles he has played recently.

Devika Bhise

'Infinity' producers reunite with Devika Bhise on 'Shambhala'

26-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Newcomer Devika Bhise, who landed a choice role opposite Dev Patel in Zurich opener The Man Who Knew Infinity, is set to reunite with producers Xeitgeist Entertainment Group on their forthcoming production of Shambhala.

A Decent Man

Swiss cinema clocks interest amid challenges

26-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Swiss films have punched above their weight on the international stage this year but the industry continues to face challenges.


EastWest picks up hamster drama 'Raffi'

26-Sep-2015 | By

Vienna-based sales agent EastWest Distribution has picked up international distribution for Raffi (Rettet Raffi) by the German film-maker Arend Agthe.

Félix et Meira

Canada selects 'Félix et Meira' for Oscars

25-Sep-2015 | By

Telefilm Canada announced on Friday afternoon that Maxime Giroux’s film will fly the flag as the country’s foreign-language Academy Award submission.

Labyrinth of Lies

German Directors' Guild nominates 'Labyrinth of Lies', 'Summers Downstairs'

25-Sep-2015 | By

Oscar submission Labyrinth of Lies and comedy drama Summers Downstairs are among films on the shortlist for the Metropolis 2015 directing prize awarded by the German Directors’ Guild.

ttff producers panel

ttff panel hears of producer balancing acts

25-Sep-2015 | By

Three professionals discussed their work at a Caribbean Film Mart panel on Friday and attempted to help an audience solve the age-old conundrum: what does a producer do?

this changs everything

'This Changes Everything': living up to its name

25-Sep-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

On the heels of the Toronto world premiere of the environmental call to arms, the film’s director Avi Lewis and author of the book of the same name Naomi Klein have announced special screenings in 13 global cities from September 26.

The Hope Room

Andrew Scott, Ciaran Hinds wrap 'The Hope Rooms'

25-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Starry short wraps for Bill Kenwright Films ahead of company’s feature push.

Curzon boss reveals ‘Beasts’ UK release details

25-Sep-2015 | By

SCREEN SUBSCRIBERS: Philip Knatchbull talks about Curzon’s theatrical deal with Netflix for Cary Fukunaga’s festival hit.

Hotel Transylvania 2

'Hotel Transylvania 2' to open in 35 territories

25-Sep-2015 | By

The animation sequel to the 2012 family hit arrives day-and-date with North America in 35 territories this weekend.

Home CFM

ttff launches Caribbean Film Mart

25-Sep-2015 | By

“Today we are birthing the Caribbean film industry,” trinidad + tobago film festival creative director Emilie Upczak said upon the launch on Thursday of the regional industry initiative.


Raven Banner acquires 'Crabs!'

25-Sep-2015 | By

Pierce Berolzheimer wrote and directs the love letter to practical effects and old school creature features.

Zhang Yimou

Asia Society Southern California sets U.S.-China Film summit

25-Sep-2015 | By

Zhang Yimou will receive a lifetime achievement award at the sixth annual event on November 5 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Hollywood.

'Everest' ascends UK buzz chart

25-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Holdover Everest topped Ridley Scott’s forthcoming sci-fi The Martian on this week’s social media buzz chart.

jason isaacs mike newell

Isaacs, Newell on UK Jewish FF jury

25-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Jewish Film Festival launches inaugural best debut feature prize; competition titles include Son Of Saul and Labyrinth Of Lies.

kristian taska

'1944' producer turns to comedy with 'The Reunion' remake

25-Sep-2015 | By

The Danish comedy The Reunion (Klassefesten) from 2011 is being given an Estonian remake by 1944’s producer Kristian Taska of Taska Film.

The Rack Pack

BBC iPlayer orders first scripted feature film

25-Sep-2015 | By Matthew Campelli

The BBC has commissioned its first feature-length scripted film for iPlayer - a comedy drama based on the rivalry between snooker players Alex Higgins and Steve Davis.

Mr Robot

Amazon acquires 'Mr Robot' for UK, Germany, Austria

25-Sep-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Amazon has continued its aggressive acquisition of first-run TV shows with the purchase of US hacker drama Mr Robot.

netflix vr

Netflix & Vimeo launch on Oculus VR headset

25-Sep-2015 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Netflix, Hollywood studio Fox and VoD service Vimeo have partnered with Oculus to develop apps that will enable consumers to view their content via its virtual reality headset.

Hold the Dark

A24, Jeremy Saulnier reunite on 'Hold The Dark'

24-Sep-2015 | By

Weeks after the New York-based distributor came on to release recent Toronto selection Green Room the parties are planning follow-up Hold The Dark.

SPC acquires 'Maggie’s Plan'

24-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has snapped up North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, CIS, Hungary, Romania, China and various other Asian territories to Rebecca Miller’s recent Toronto world premiere.

Wild Bunch

Wild Bunch launches TV division

24-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Independent cinema champion extends activities into television

Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan returns as IFTA chairman

24-Sep-2015 | By

As previously reported exclusively on Screendaily, the GFM Films partner has been voted in for his third term as chairman of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA).


Music Box acquires 'Francophonia'

24-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from Berlin-based Films Boutique to Alexander Sokurov’s recent Venice and Toronto selection. Separately, SPHE and Discovery have signed a home entertainment pact.

Breaking Bad

Netflix: pilots do not hook viewers

24-Sep-2015 | By

A survey of more than 20 shows in 16 countries conducted by the streaming behemoth has revealed that viewers do not turn into fans after the first episode.

Brooklyn Bizarre

Breaking Glass picks up US rights to Brooklyn Bizarre

24-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has acquired from Visit Films Etienne Faure’s coming-of-age drama that screened in Panorama in Berlin earlier this year.

Below Her Mouth

'Below Her Mouth' begins Toronto shoot

24-Sep-2015 | By

Principal photography has begun on the new drama from Serendipity Point Films, whose Holocaust drama Remember screened in Venice and Toronto.

The Book Of Negroes

ttff panellists discuss keeping costs down

24-Sep-2015 | By

Keeping costs low is often a case of “backing into a number”, one producer told trinidad + Tobago film festival’s Caribbean Film Mart attendees at a co-production session on Wednesday.

Film London logo

Film London launches female-focused short film fund

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Two women-only teams will receive production funding for short film projects.

Becoming Bulletproof

Virgil Films picks up 'Becoming Bulletproof'

24-Sep-2015 | By

The North American rights deal with Preferred Content precedes a September 25 release at IFC Center in New York followed by Los Angeles and additional markets.

Cassian Elwes

Second Horizon Award open for submissions

24-Sep-2015 | By

The competitive honour to create new opportunities for young female directors launched its second annual Indiegogo campaign on Thursday.

Paul Thomas Anderson Johnny Greenwood

Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Junun' to debut on MUBI

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The film will be available on the online streaming service one day after its pemiere at New York Film Festival.

fack jue goehte

Record-breaking 'Fack Ju Göhte 2' scores international sales

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The sequel recorded the biggest ever domestic opening for a German film.

finnish film affair

'Dragonfly' doc named best pitch at Finnish Film Affair

24-Sep-2015 | By

Once I Was A Dragonfly was selected from 10 works in progress presented to the festival’s jury.

san sebastian works in progress

'The Cambridge Squatter' wins San Sebastian films in progress award

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Eliane Caffé’s film scooped the Industry Award prize.

San Sebastian Industry Club

'The Omission' wins San Sebastian co-production forum

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Omission wins best project while Memorias Del Calabozo receives a special mention.

await further instructions

'Await Further Instructions' to shoot at GSP Studios

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Sci-Fi Thriller from director Johnny Kevorkian will film at the studios for five weeks from Oct 5.

national library of wales

'The Library Suicides' shoot underway

24-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Filming will last for three weeks on location at the National Library of Wales.


Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar submissions 2016

24-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Entries for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

Desiree Akhavan

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2015 juries

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Desiree Akhavan to head First Feature Competition jury; Jarvis Cocker to host annual awards ceremony.

Gary Hamilton

Arclight, Huace Group launch Aurora Alliance Films

23-Sep-2015 | By

Gary Hamilton has struck a partnership with president Zhao Yifang of China’s Huace Group to collaborate on a slate of at least three high-concept features a year.

Jorel's Brother

Brazil’s Glaz, Copa Studio to merge

23-Sep-2015 | By

The Brazilian TV and film production company and the animation studio will announce the merger at Mipcom on October 6.

Blind Date

COLCOA sets 2016 dates

23-Sep-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The Franco-American Cultural Fund has announced the dates for 20th anniversary edition of the festival.

'Carol', '45 Years' to screen in Chicago

23-Sep-2015 | By

Festival top brass have unveiled the complete line-up of films that includes six world premieres, 10 North American premieres and 27 US premieres.

Aardman Nathan Love partners

Aardman acquires US animation firm Nathan Love

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Marks the first permanent production facility outside the UK for the Wallace and Gromit studio.

A War

Oscars: Denmark submits Tobias Lindholm's 'A War'

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

War drama to be submitted for the Best Foreign-Language Film category.

the people vs fritz bauer

Beta scores sales of 'The People vs. Fritz Bauer'

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Historical thriller secures deals out of Toronto.


Warsaw Film Festival unveils competition line-up

23-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Demon, from late director Marcin Wrona, among those in competition.


IFP names inaugural Phosphate Prize At IFP winner

23-Sep-2015 | By

Writer-director Philiane Phang will receive the honour, which includes a $25,000 grant funded by Phosphate Productions.

lettie burton

Universal's Lettie Burton joins Untitled Communications

23-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

She joins the UK-based entertainment PR agency, which launched in June this year.

Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman heads to Devour!

23-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Actor Bill Pullman is set to present his favourite food film, 1987’s Babette’s Feast, as the opening-night film at the world’s largest culinary film festival, Devour!, which runs Nov 4-8 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

Front Cover

Edko to open 'Front Cover' in Hong Kong

23-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

Edko Films has acquired all Hong Kong and Macau rights to Ray Yeung’s gay comedy drama Front Cover, with a Hong Kong theatrical release scheduled for the first quarter of 2016.

the big short

'The Big Short' to close AFI FEST

22-Sep-2015 | By

Adam McKay’s adaptation of the Michael Lewis book will conclude the festival on November 12.

Michelle Krumm

Michelle Krumm joins South Australian Film Corporation

22-Sep-2015 | By

Former The Weinstein Company and Miramax acquisitions executive has been named head of production development and studio at the SAFC.


Distribution round-up: Saban picks up 'MI-5'

22-Sep-2015 | By

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to the Kit Harrington thriller based on the BBC TV series.

michael shannon

Production round-up: Jeff Nichols begins 'Loving' shoot

22-Sep-2015 | By

Big Beach and Raindog Films have commenced principal photography in Virginia on Loving, the director’s follow-up to Mud. Wild Bunch handles international sales and CAA represents US rights.

florence pugh cosmo jarvis

Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis cast in 'Lady Macbeth'

22-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Production underway in UK on next iFeatures film, its first period drama.

Little Angels

Starline takes Holocaust survivor doc 'Little Angels'

22-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards Marco Niemeijer’s documentary.

film indepedent

Film Independent / LMU unveil screenwriting Fellows

22-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Tom Huang will be awarded the Loyola Marymount University School Of Film And Television Screenwriting Fellowship, granting him $10,000 to develop his script for the Screenwriting Lab.

American Ultra

UK man arrested in illegal recordings investigation

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

A Nottinghamshire man has been arrested on suspicion of recording newly-released films at cinemas and posting the footage on the internet.

Baba Joon

Oscars: Israel submits 'Baba Joon'

22-Sep-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Yuval Delshad’s debut centres on a a family of Iranian immigrants.


Oscars: France submits 'Mustang'

22-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Debut feature set in Turkey to represent France. 

The Brand New Testament

Oscars: Belgium submits 'The Brand New Testament'

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Jaco Van Dormael’s religious satire debuted at Cannes.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute names Episodic Story Lab Fellows

22-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Matt Berninger of band The National, Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim from Academy-nominated The Square and Blue Valentine co-writer Cami Delavigne are among participants selected for Sundance Institute’s second Episodic Story Lab.

Europa Distribution panel

San Sebastian debate: Piracy as an opportunity?

22-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Europa Distribution’s panel looked at issues around online film releases, from piracy to branding to data analysis.

Wanda Group

Could Wanda partner with Netflix in China?

22-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group has had discussions with streaming giant Netflix about its potential move into the Chinese market.

Power to the Pixel

Power to the Pixel reveals full programme

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The 2015 Power to the Pixel: The Cross-Media Forum will this year feature a dedicated section on virtual reality as well as talks from the BBC on commissioning strategies and Kickstarter on growing audiences.

'Carol' producer Elizabeth Karlsen to head Zurich jury

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Missing Picture producer Catherine Dussart to head documentary jury.

Olivier Assayas

Mannheim to honour Olivier Assayas

22-Sep-2015 | By

Clouds of Sils Maria director to receive Master of Cinema Award.

A Family Affair

IDFA to open with Tom Fassaert's 'A Family Affair'

22-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary festival to open with the new film from the director of An Angel In Doel.

BFI Luminous auction includes Cannes Film Festival prize

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Other prizes include a private screening with Mel Brooks and Martin Scorsese’s signed director’s chair from Hugo.

Alex Gibney’s Scientology doc recruits 90,000 UK viewers

22-Sep-2015 | By Matthew Campelli

The controversy surrounding Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary, Going Clear, could not help it avoid an audience smaller than UK broadcaster Sky Atlantic’s slot average.

Cranley Gardens

'The Veils', 'Cranley Gardens' head to IFP No Borders Market

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Two UK projects, both centred on estate agents looking to sell ‘cursed’ properties, will pitch to buyers, sales agents and financiers.

I want to be like you

'I Want To Be Like You' begins shoot; adds Kim Bodnia to cast

22-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The film will shoot in London before moving to Bulgaria and Belgium.


'Mission: Impossible 5' tops 'Minions' in China

22-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation amassed $33.70m for a $120.29m cume.


'Parched' sells for Seville International

21-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seville International has concluded a raft of key sales on Leena Yadav’s recent Toronto Special Presentation.

Sophie Cookson

Sophie Cookson to star in 'The Crucifixion'

21-Sep-2015 | By

The 2014 Screen International UK Star of Tomorrow has joined the supernatural thriller from genre master Xavier Gens that commenced shooting in Romania on Monday.


Toronto wrap: more buyers, less fanfare

21-Sep-2015 | By

As Toronto came to a close the Industry Office reported that the number of attending buyers climbed 9% over last year as observers bemoaned a lack of activity.

beasts of no nation

Netflix, Curzon partner for 'Beasts Of No Nation' UK theatrical release

21-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

African child soldier drama will open in the UK on Oct 9, a week before it debuts on Netflix.

Shonda Rimes

Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards finallists announced

21-Sep-2015 | By

NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, writer-director Richard LaGravenese and TV maven Shonda Rhimes will judge the 60th annual contest.

Closet Monster

'Closet Monster' among Atlantic Film Festival winners

21-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Stephen Dunn’s drama and recent Toronto selection earned the filmmaker Best Atlantic Director and Best Atlantic Screenwriter honours at the 35th annual event in Nova Scotia, Canada.

Li Ruigang

Warner Bros, China Media Capital form production venture

21-Sep-2015 | By

Warner Bros and China Media Capital (CMC) are forming a joint venture, Hong Kong-based Flagship Entertainment Group, to develop Chinese-language films for the international market.


Durga, IFP unveil Durga Entertainment Filmmaker Grant recipient

21-Sep-2015 | By

New York-based production company Durga Entertainment and IFP have announced the honouree of the second annual grant.

steve golin

Steve Golin to receive Zurich award

21-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Oscar-nominated producer is attending the festival with his latest film Spotlight.

Spanish cinema attendance up 4%

21-Sep-2015 | By Juan Sarda

San Sebastian: Spanish attendance grows 4% while market share for local productions expected to hit 20% by end of the year; Cannes criticised for “ignoring” Spanish cinema

Summers Downstairs

'Summers Downstairs' wins at Oldenburg

21-Sep-2015 | By

Tom Sommerlatte’s debut Summers Downstairs (Im Sommer wohnt er unten) was picked by the audience at this year’s Oldenburg International Film Festival (Sep 16-20) for the German Independence Award.

'Everest' tops UK box office with $4.9m

21-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s Legend edges towards £10m as Disney’s Inside Out is primed to become the second highest grossing original animation of all time.

'Room' wins Toronto audience award

20-Sep-2015 | By

TORONTO: Lenny Abrahamson’s acclaimed drama starring Brie Larson has won Toronto’s People’s Choice Award in what is likely to further boost its awards season prospects.

'Scorch Trials' rules US on $30.3m

20-Sep-2015 | By

The opening weekend of the Maze Runner sequel is roughly on a par even when adjusted for inflation with the Fox original’s $32.5m number one opening weekend exactly one year ago.

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials

'Scorch Trials' earns $43.3m int’l

20-Sep-2015 | By

UPDATED SEPTEMBER 21: Maze Runner: Scorch Trials was active in 66 markets over the weekend as the early running total climbed to $78m and counting.


Toronto: STX nears pricey 'Hardcore' deal

20-Sep-2015 | By

The new buyer is closing on possibly the biggest buy of Toronto as it swooped on world rights ahead of what Screen International understands will be an offload of international rights to a studio.

Gustavo Taretto

San Sebastian: Experts court changing audiences

20-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

HBO is planning to commission 15-minute web series as one of its plans to keep up with digital native audiences.

Universal crosses $4bn at international box office

20-Sep-2015 | By

BOX OFFICE: The studio smashed another record on Saturday (Sept 19) as it became the first to cross the milestone.

Arab Cinema Center

Arab Cinema Center readies third edition at Malmo

20-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Follows launches at Berlin and Cannes.


San Sebastian kicks off with Amenabar's 'Regression'

19-Sep-2015 | By Juan Sarda

Alejandro Amenabar discusses delayed US release and a penchant for international stories after opener garners mixed response.

Sunset Song

'Sunset Song', 'Mr. Right', 'Neon Bull' sell in TIFF

18-Sep-2015 | By

A trio of festival titles have found US homes including the closing night film.

A Royal Night Out

Dutch distributor A-Film "close to bankruptcy"

18-Sep-2015 | By

A-Film, for many years one of the leading independent arthouse distributors in the Netherlands, is teetering close to bankruptcy.


Charlie Kaufman's 'Anomalisa' acquired for UK

18-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Curzon Artificial Eye acquires Venice Grand Jury Prize winner.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

'Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' hits 47 markets

18-Sep-2015 | By

Fox International top brass will be looking to set the box office alight as they unleash Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials in a further 47 markets day-and-date with North America this weekend.


Tencent boards 'Warcraft', 'Magic Blade'

18-Sep-2015 | By

Chinese internet giant Tencent has announced a remake of Shaw Brothers classic The Magic Blade and has also boarded Legendary Pictures’ adaptation of the World Of Warcraft video game.


Shooting wraps on Simon West's 'Stratton'

18-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Action thriller stars Dominic Cooper, who was an 11th hour replacement for Henry Cavill.

600 Miles

'600 Miles' named Mexican Oscar submission

18-Sep-2015 | By

Gabriel Risptein’s Lucia Films thriller starring Tim Roth will fly the flag in the Academy’s foreign-language contest.

Euro flag

EC to launch geo-blocking consultation

18-Sep-2015 | By

Also… European Parliament lends support to jailed Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

Maze Runner The Scorch Trials

‘Maze Runner' sequel tops buzz chart

18-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Tom Hardy’s Legend and M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit also chart.

head over heels

Odeon, NFTS team for short film festival

18-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Big Shorts will feature eight short films from the NFTS.

The Last Reel

Oscars: Cambodia submits 'The Last Reel'

18-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Film about the ghosts of Cambodia’s past submitted to the Academy Awards.


'Distance', 'The Tag-Along' to bookend Golden Horse fest

18-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Thriller The Tag-Along to close festival in Taipei.

london fields

'London Fields' pulled from TIFF over lawsuit

17-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

World premiere cancelled following allegations from director.

London Fields

'London Fields' producers hit back after Toronto pulls film

17-Sep-2015 | By

The producers of London Fields have responded to the decision by TIFF top brass to pull the noir thriller ahead of Friday’s world premiere following allegations by the director.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham to star in 'Viva La Madness'

17-Sep-2015 | By

The action star has landed his first lead TV role on Gaumont International Television’s one-hour action-thriller series from writer J.J. Connolly.

The Promised Land

China sales outfit Turbo Films launches slate

17-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Beijing outfit launches with TIFF drama Promised Land, Simon Yam thriller, Blind Spot adaptation.


Oscars: France shortlist revealed

17-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Five titles will be considered for submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar.


A24 circling horror 'February'

17-Sep-2015 | By

The active New York distributor and DirecTV are reportedly closing on a US deal for the Vanguard selection.

Gotham Awards

IFP unveils two new Gotham awards

17-Sep-2015 | By

The 25th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards will feature two inaugural honours in the fields of television and new media.

Girl With A Pearl Earring

All3Media invests in top UK film directors

17-Sep-2015 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Anand Tucker and Sharon Maguire, the directors and producers of films including Girl With A Pearl Earring and Bridget Jones’s Diary, have created an indie with backing from All3Media.

Power to the Pixel

Power to the Pixel unveils LatAm focus

17-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Nearly 50 Latin American producers, financiers and commissioners to attend.

roy button

Warner Bros’ Roy Button to receive Production Guild award

17-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Producer Mairi Bett named Inspiration award winner.

Summer of Frozen Fountains

CentEast Market unveils works-in-progress projects

17-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Selection includes the debut feature from the editor/DOP of The Tribe.

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Busan: Japan's Studio Ghibli Named Asian Filmmaker of the Year

17-Sep-2015 | By

The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) is to present its Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award to Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli.

Prince William scholars Hosea Ntaborwa Christopher Schlechte-Bond Shivani Shah

Rwandan genocide survivor among BAFTA scholars

17-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

A budding film sound producer who lived through the Rwandan genocide is among this year’s BAFTA Scholarship recipients.

MBI partners with UKTI


Screen and sister publication Broadcast have partnered with UK Trade & Investment to launch an online portal designed to help producers build and grow their businesses abroad.


'Ida' wins at Polish Film Institute Awards

17-Sep-2015 | By

Ida producer Opus Film and distributors Against Gravity and Next Film were among the winners at the 8th Polish Film Institute Awards.

Pablo Larrain's 'The Club' sets UK release

17-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Berlinale Silver Bear winner secures UK/Ireland release date.

my hero

Aldamisa takes rights to UK thriller 'My Hero'

17-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The US sales outfit have purchased the worldwide rights to the upcoming British film.


Toronto: Paramount acquires 'Anomalisa'

16-Sep-2015 | By

The studio is understood to have paid more than $5m for worldwide rights to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s Venice Grand Jury Prize winner.

Toronto: Mongrel Intl scores more 'Goddesses' sales

16-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Charlotte Mickie and producers Gaurav Dhingra and Sol Bondy have announced further deals on the hot Toronto sales title.

Land of Mine

Toronto: 'Land Of Mine', 'The Wave' find US homes

16-Sep-2015 | By

SPC has paid low seven-figures for US and Latin America on Land Of Mine, while Magnolia Pictures has acquired US rights to The Wave.

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody, Corsan plot 'Expiration'

16-Sep-2015 | By

The Oscar winner will star and produce the Toronto sales title through his Fable House Production for Corsan alongside Corsan CEO Paul Breuls.

Jane Got A Gun

TWC acquires 'Jane Got A Gun'

16-Sep-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company has picked up US rights to the Natalie Portman starrer after a lead attorney on the film pulled it from Relativity before the latter filed for bankruptcy on July 30.

Embrace Of The Serpent

Colombia, Ireland unveil Oscar submissions

16-Sep-2015 | By

Ciro Guerra’s Embrace Of The Serpent will represent Colombia in the foreign language contest as another acclaimed South American title enters the fray.

Celeste and Jesse

EMA secures $50m production credit line

16-Sep-2015 | By

Hollywood-based Envision Media Arts (EMA) has struck a $50m credit facility with National Bank Of Canada to fund theatrical features in the $5m-$25m range.

The Ardennes

Toronto: 'The Ardennes' finds French buyer

16-Sep-2015 | By

Diaphana Distribution has landed distribution rights to the Belgian thriller from Robin Pront and Bart Van Langendonck.


TWC acquires 'Doctor Thorne' mini-series

16-Sep-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company has licensed US and Canadian rights from Hat Trick International to Julian Fellowes’ mini-series ahead of MIPCOM.

Netflix France

How is Netflix performing after a year in France?

16-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

US streaming giant and French rival Canalplay battle it out for SVOD audience.

Uni shifts US 'Legend' release to November

16-Sep-2015 | By

The studio has moved its Kray Twins drama starring Tom Hardy off the original October 2 weekend when Fox’s popular Toronto selection The Martian will open.

John Cameron Mitchell

A24 swoops on 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

16-Sep-2015 | By

The New York-based firm has acquired US rights to John Cameron Mitchell’s upcoming sci-fi to star Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman and Alex Sharp.

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz, Marc Forster set for Zurich Summit

16-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

ProSiebenSat.1 CEO Thomas Ebeling also set to deliver keynote.

matthew cullen

'London Fields' director sues producers

16-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Mathew Cullen alleges the film’s producers “secretly prepared their own version of the film”.


AFI Awards chiefs unveil timetable  

16-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Honourees will be announced on December 7 to be followed by an invitation-only lunch on January 8, 2016, in recognition of the ten teams behind the best film and television programmes of the year.

European Film Awards EFAs Riga 2014

'Amy', 'Look Of Silence' in EFAs first doc selection

16-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

A total of 15 European documentaries selected for European Film Awards 2015.


Gotham/Principal, Stellar Productions team up on 'Captured'

16-Sep-2015 | By

The producers of this week’s release Maze Runner: Scorch Trials have partnered with Bryce Zabel and Jackie Zabel on the alien abduction thriller.

eye in the sky

IFP to honour Robert Redford, Helen Mirren

16-Sep-2015 | By

The actors, on the awards campaign trail for their roles in a number of Toronto selections, will attend the 25th anniversary IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on November 30.

'Driftless Area', 'Viaje' bookend Aruba fest

16-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Zachary Sluser’s mystery starring Anton Yelchin and Zooey Deschanel will open and Paz Fábrega’s relationship drama from Costa Rica will close the Aruba International Film Festival, set to run from October 7-11.

The Swiss Family Robinson

Cinedigm launches OTT Dove Channel

16-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

Cinedigm has launched digital streaming service Dove Channel to provide family-friendly, faith-based and children’s programming for mobile devices and smart TVs.

Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears to receive Stockholm honour

16-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director of The Program to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Brice de Nice

Jean Dujardin to return as Brice de Nice

16-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Oscar-winning actor to return for comedy sequel.


Three Japanese titles in Tokyo fest competition

16-Sep-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

Selection represents highest number of Japanese films in more than a decade.


James Vanderbilt's 'Truth' to open Rome fest

16-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Newsroom drama starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett premiered at Toronto.

Toronto 2015 Day 6

Toronto 2015: Screen's dailies


Download Screen International’s daily magazines from the Toronto International Film Festival here.

eye in the sky

Toronto wrap: market off pace after sluggish start

15-Sep-2015 | By

The arrival in Toronto of a hefty cluster of prestige titles with US distribution already in place presaged a sluggish buying scene and so it proved to be over the first five days.

Historys Future

Rotterdam shakes up Tiger competition; first title revealed

15-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

IFFR to consolidate prize money; reduce competition titles from 15 to eight.

Beasts Of No Nation

'Beasts' director Cary Fukunaga lobbied for theatrical release

15-Sep-2015 | By

The Beasts Of No Nation writer-director personally lobbied for a theatrical component to the release of Netflix’s first original feature.

'Ida' director Pawel Pawlikowski to head LFF jury

15-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Jurors include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christine Vachon and Mabel Cheung.

six minutes to freedom

MadRiver sets 'Six Minutes To Freedom' director

15-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Butan’s MadRiver Pictures and Laura Bickford Productions have partnered with Sesso Entertainment’s Samuel Franco on the action thriller Six Minutes To Freedom.


Toronto: 'Cromo' TV series set for film treatment

15-Sep-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

EXCLUSIVE: Argentinean TV drama Cromo, playing in Toronto’s first TV strand, is being developed into a feature film after Pyramide International acquired the sales rights.

Wendy Ide

Wendy Ide to join Screen reviews team

15-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Wendy Ide is to join Screen International’s reviews team as a critic at large.

Taxi Dheepan From Afar

Celluloid Dreams first to score A-list festival hat-trick

15-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Paris-based seller handles films that have won Berlin’s Golden Bear, Cannes’ Palme d’Or and Venice’s Golden Lion.

Heroes Reborn

TIFF looks to channel TV projects from Asia, UK

15-Sep-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto is looking to expand its television Primetime line-up next year with series from Asia and the UK.

The Girl King

Yellow Affair sells 'The Girl King', 'The Grump'

15-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit inks deals on Kaurismaki biopic and comedy The Grump. 

Fridrik Thor Fridriksson

Fridriksson plots Icelandic crime story 'The Black Cliffs'

15-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic filmmaking veteran Fridrik Thor Fridriksson has revealed his next feature will be an adaptation of Gunar Gunarsson’s The Black Cliffs.

Last Cab To Darwin

'Last Cab To Darwin' hailed for Asia, Americas

15-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Australian box office hit Last Cab To Darwin has been flagged down by distributors in Asia and Latin America.

Torrente 5

FilmSharks strikes further TIFF slate deals

15-Sep-2015 | By

Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based sales agent has announced another wave of sales from its Toronto slate.


Starline warms to Tom Browne’s 'Radiator'

15-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit nabs drama executive produced by Barbara Broccoli and Rachel Weisz.

'Angry Indian Goddesses' closes key territory

15-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International has slotted another piece into its international distribution jigsaw on Jungle Book Entertainment and One Two Films’ Toronto Special Presentation selection Angry Indian Goddesses.


TWC acquires Icelandic TV drama 'Trapped'

15-Sep-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Icelandic TV drama Trapped, which has been picked up by the BBC, is set to launch in the US after it was acquired by The Weinstein Company.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

'Mission: Impossible 5' tops China as 'Monster Hunt' sets new record

15-Sep-2015 | By Silvia Wong

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Paramount’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation grossed $86.42m in six days, while Monster Hunt has become the biggest-ever film in China.

Teresa Daley

UK-Taiwan co-pro 'The Receptionist' wraps

15-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Transformers star Teresa Daley stars as a receptionist in an illegal massage parlour; The Iron Lady’s Damian Jones is exec producer.


IFC Midnight acquires US rights to 'Baskin'

14-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up Can Evrenol’s Turkish Midnight Madness favourite in Toronto.

Nikolaj Lie Kaas Trine Dyrholm Michael Nyqvist

'You Disappear' to be made with star Scandi cast

14-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Drama to shoot at the end of September.

Toronto: Bleecker Street acquires 'Eye In The Sky' for US

14-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Drone thriller starring Helen Mirren and Aaron Paul sold by eOne.

Zadie Smith

Film4 slate includes Zadie Smith refugee drama

14-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Film4 has revealed plans for a refugee drama from acclaimed writer Zadie Smith to be made by Ex Machina producer DNA Films.

Momentum Pictures buys TIFF entry 'Forsaken'

14-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has pounced on its second title in Toronto, taking US rights from Minds Eye Entertainment to Jon Cassar’s Western.

Alex Garcia

AG Capital lines up 'Cruise'

14-Sep-2015 | By

Alex Garcia and Laura Walker of AG Capital have cast Emily Ratajkowski and Spencer Boldman in the 1980s-set youth culture drama.

Mission Impossible

MUBI seals Paramount pact

14-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mission: Impossible, No Country for Old Men heading to growing VOD service.

Laurie Anderson Guy Maddin Chris Milk

LFF Connects adds Anderson, Maddin, Milk

14-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The BFI London Film Festival has unveiled its industry programme and added three innovative film-makers to new strand LFF Connects.

Persistence key for female film-makers

14-Sep-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

A Warner Bros. executive has called for more scripts written by women writers to help correct the film industry’s gender imbalance.


'Legend' tops UK with record-breaking $8m debut

14-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s biopic posts biggest ever September opening at the UK box office and distributor’s biggest ever debut.

Rob Paris

Paris Film, Zed Filmworks, Go Insane Films line up 'Numbskull'

14-Sep-2015 | By

Rob Paris’ LA-based Paris Film, Robert Menzies’ Ottawa-based Zed Filmworks and Canadian real estate developer Alphonse Ghossein’s Go Insane Films will co-finance and produce the drama.

Film Movement acquires 'Glassland'

14-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights from Kaleidoscope Film Distribution to the Sundance 2015 entry.

Let Them Come Maintenant ils peuvent venir

Toronto: MAD Solutions acquires 'Let Them Come'

14-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Arab distributor MAD Solutions has picked up its second Toronto title with a film produced by Costa-Gavras.

Daniel Radcliffe

Signature inks Daniel Radcliffe thriller, Pele biopic

14-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor picks up quartet including Imperium and football biopic Pele.

Le Bingbing

Darclight to sell Li Bingbing starrer 'Nest'

14-Sep-2015 | By

The 3D sci-fi thriller reunites the Arclight team with the star of their $80m Chinese smash Zhongkui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal.

Rudy Langlais

Golden Island Filmworks, Antigua plot $125m equity boost

14-Sep-2015 | By

A group of film industry veterans have teamed up with the government of Antigua on an initial slate of five features designed to boost the Caribbean island’s production ambitions.

The Ardennes

'The Ardennes' goes to Satine Films

14-Sep-2015 | By

Attraction Distribution has licensed its Toronto world premiere selection to Satine Films for Italy.

Ashley Judd

Conquistador tempts TIFF buyers with 'Big Stone Gap'

14-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Pascal Borno’s company has reported a strong response from buyers in Toronto to the film starring Ashley Judd, Whoopi Goldberg and Patrick Wilson.

Jonathan Rhys Meyer

TIFF buyers hear call of 'London Town'

14-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cargo Entertainment/Radiant Films International are handling international sales here via their new partnership on London Town starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Joe Strummer.

Emma McCorkell

Netflix hires Organic PR exec Emma McCorkell

14-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Managing director of Organic to join US VOD giant.

chris bryant

Chris Bryant replaced as shadow culture secretary

14-Sep-2015 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

Chris Bryant has been replaced as shadow culture secretary by Michael Dugher after Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader on Saturday.

Fortissimo acquires Josh Hartnett-starrer 'Valley Of The Gods'

14-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Fantasy sci-fi to be directed by Lech Majewski.

Distributors, exhibitors set 'collaboration' day

14-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Sixteen distributors to present films and campaigns to exhibitors at London event in bid to increase film diversity.

Star Wars

China’s Tencent to stream 'Star Wars' saga

14-Sep-2015 | By

Chinese internet giant Tencent has pacted with Disney and Fox to make the entire Star Wars saga available on its online platforms in the run-up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December 2015.

The Infiltrator

Sierra/Affinity, Good Films strike pact on 'The Infiltrator'

13-Sep-2015 | By

Political thriller stars Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger.

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' storms China on $86m

13-Sep-2015 | By

SEPT 14 UPDATED: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation set the Chinese box office alight with a confirmed $85.8m from 5,500 venues that propelled the international running total past $400m.

Lance Armstrong biopic 'The Program' sells to Momentum for North America

13-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Momentum Pictures acquires drama set to world premiere in Toronto.

Salma Hayek

Fortitude International to sell 'Drunk Parents' in TIFF

13-Sep-2015 | By

Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek will star in the comedy which Fortitude International has been touting to buyers in Toronto.

Nicolas Chartier

Nicolas Chartier: 'Piracy will diminish culture'

13-Sep-2015 | By Jeanie Tran

The Oscar-winning producer and CEO of Voltage Pictures launched into an impassioned attack on IP theft at an industry discussion in Toronto.

TIFF talents lay down awards season markers

13-Sep-2015 | By

Awards season is in its infancy and there are plenty of known unknowns to come, however that has not stopped early buzz coalescing around a cluster of early acting contenders.

Toronto: Mister Smith sells 'Un Plus Une'

13-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: String of deals on Claude Lelouch feature following TIFF world premiere.

Ping Pong Rabbit

CMG closes Toronto deals on 'Ping Pong Rabbit'

13-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s sales company has announced key sales on Mili Pictures’ animation directed by Oscar nominee Mike Johnson and Song Yuefeng.

High Rise

European Film Bonds tops $1bn mark

13-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Completion guarantor has six films at Toronto including Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise.

Robert Redford

Netflix eyes Robert Redford, Jane Fonda match

13-Sep-2015 | By

Netflix is reportedly weighing up whether to back a romance that would reunite Robert Redford and Jane Fonda on screen for the first time since The Electric Horseman in 1979.

Avi Nesher

Avi Nesher reveals details of upcoming trilogy

13-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Trio of films to explore theme of the “the past”.


FilmSharks unveils 'Kóblic' deals

13-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buenos Aires-based FilmSharks has closed key deals on thriller Kóblic starring Ricardo Darin from Goya-winning director Sebastián Borensztein.

The Visit

'The Perfect Guy' edges 'The Visit' in US box office race

13-Sep-2015 | By

The Screen Gems thriller starring Sanaa Lathan, Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut claimed the North American box office crown at the weekend thanks to a $26.7m estimated debut from 2,221 theatres.

Bruce McLaren

Production begins on doc 'McLaren'

13-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roger Donaldson’s documentary is the second film in the official venture between XYZ-GFC backed by the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC).


RZA to direct Amasia's 'Breakout'

13-Sep-2015 | By

Amasia Entertainment principals Michael Helfant and Bradley Gallo have signed RZA to direct the upcoming action feature.

From Afair Desde alla

Venice: 'From Afar' wins Golden Lion; 'The Clan' wins Silver Lion

12-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Anomalisa wins Grand Jury Prize; Robert Pattinson-starrer The Childhood Of A Leader wins best debut.

99 Homes

'99 Homes' wins top prize at Deauville

12-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope picks up audience award; Thomas Bidegain’s The Cowboys wins jury prize.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Paramount acquires 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

12-Sep-2015 | By

The studio has swooped in Toronto and will distribute Stephen Frears’ drama in the US while Pathe handles the UK and France.

blood of my blood

Venice: ‘Blood Of My Blood’ wins FIPRESCI Award

12-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Tom Hooper’s The Danish Girl wins Queer Lion

Alfred Molina

Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina join Voltage’s The Headhunter’s Calling

12-Sep-2015 | By

Voltage Pictures and Gerard Butler announced the casting on Mark Williams’ feature directorial debut and Toronto sales title.

TIFF UK export panel

Screen panel cites UK export challenges

12-Sep-2015 | By Jeanie Tran

British films hoping to succeed in the international market must overcome production and distribution roadblocks in an increasingly competitive industry.


Double Dutch International to sell 'Metanoia'

12-Sep-2015 | By

Double Dutch International (DDI) announced in Toronto it has acquired worldwide sales to the biopic and attached Michael Gambon to join David Tennant on the cast.

Kill Your Friends

Kill Your Friends duo, Len Blavatnik launch production company

12-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Unigram slate includes Kill Your Friends TV spin-off and Shazam film.

The Expendables 3

MPDR launches .film domain name to tackle piracy

12-Sep-2015 | By

Melbourne-based Motion Picture Domain Registry (MPDR) has launched the .film domain dedicated exclusively to film content.

Amanda Seyfried

Myriad launches TIFF sales on 'The Last Word'

12-Sep-2015 | By

Myriad Pictures announced in Toronto it will finance and handle international sales on the comedy-drama to star Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.

Jessica Chastain

EuropaCorp, FilmNation partner on 'Miss Sloane'

12-Sep-2015 | By

The companies will jointly produce the political thriller starring Jessica Chastain.

'Front Cover' sold to North America

12-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Fortissimo Films has secured a North American deal for Ray Yeung’s gay comedy-drama, Front Cover.

France shoot wraps on Diane Lane starrer 'Bonjour Anne'

12-Sep-2015 | By

The American Zoetrope and Lifetime Films drama starring Diane Lane, Arnaud Viard and featuring Alec Baldwin has wrapped production in the south of France.


Arclight closes key sales on 'A Few Less Men'

12-Sep-2015 | By

The company has secured a raft of key sales on the comedy follow-up to A Few Best Men and announced from Toronto an October 26 production start in Western Australia.

SPC to release 'The Bronze' in North America

12-Sep-2015 | By

In the ongoing fallout from the Relativity bankruptcy, Sony Pictures Classics will distribute Bryan Buckley’s Sundance hit in North America.


Indie Sales mobbed for Mafia thriller 'Suburra'

12-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film to market premiere at Toronto.


TrustNordisk moves on chess champion doc 'Magnus'

12-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary filmed teen prodigy for more than a decade.

Miss You Already

'Miss You Already' backer appoints head of production

12-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK financier New Sparta Films appoints former Embargo exec to new role as it eyes growth.


Alchemy acquires North American rights to 'Zeroville'

12-Sep-2015 | By

In a preemptive swoop, the distributor has picked up James Franco’s dramedy about a young man obsessed with cinema who rises through the ranks in 1970s Hollywood.

Two dead in plane crash on Tom Cruise movie 'Mena'

12-Sep-2015 | By

Two members of the crew on the Tom Cruise crime thriller have died after their light aircraft crashed in the Colombian Andes on Friday.


Pure Flix, Mongrel Media strike output deal

12-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US faith-based distributor, in Toronto with Woodlawn, has signed an output deal with the Canadian art house specialist.

Hans Weingartner

Global Screen picks up Weingartner drama

12-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: German sales team boards road-trip drama from The Edukators director.

Our Last Tango

Toronto doc 'Our Last Tango' finds dance partners

12-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Wide House has sealed fresh deals on German Kral’s Our Last Tango ahead of its world premiere in Toronto.

Touched With Fire

Myriad Pictures starts TIFF sales on 'Touched With Fire'

12-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Santa Monica-based financing, production and distribution company is in Toronto handling international sales on the SXSW selection starring Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby.

Lianne Halfon

'Demolition' producer joins Toronto's IFF panel

12-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Lianne Halfon will join Colin Brown on a panel to discuss the production landscape at OMDC’s International Finance Forum.

Dragon Nest: Throne of Elves

Odin's Eye swoops on 'Dragon Nest' sequel

12-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Animation produced by China-US firm Mili Pictures.

Slow West

Reykjavik reveals Golden Puffin contenders

12-Sep-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The 12 titles include Michael Fassbender-starrer Slow West, Runar Runarsson’s Sparrows and Kosovo’s Oscar submission, Babai.

Ridley Scott

Toronto: Ridley Scott questioned over diversity

12-Sep-2015 | By Jeanie Tran

Veteran director asked about diversity at a press conference for The Martian.


Venice: ‘Mediterranea’ still hunting domestic deal

11-Sep-2015 | By

Award-winning Italian immigration film struggling to find distribution on director’s home turf.

Where To Invade Next

Toronto buyers eye hot acquisition titles

11-Sep-2015 | By

Last night’s world premiere of Michael Moore’s new documentary was the hot ticket among buyers looking for that first on-site deal heading into the opening weekend.

monster hunt

Chinese hit 'Monster Hunt' sold across Europe, Asia

11-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Edko Films has sold Raman Hui’s blockbuster hit Monster Hunt to a slew of international territories.


Benelux duo launches distribution outfit The Searchers

11-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Remain In Light duo team to launch new distributor.

Kino Lorber acquires North American rights to 'Ixcanul'

11-Sep-2015 | By

Guatemala’s first Oscar submission from Jayro Bustamente premiered in Berlin where it won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize and screens in Toronto on Wednesday.

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana joins 'I Kill Giants'

11-Sep-2015 | By

Anders Walter will direct 1492 Pictures/Ocean Blue Entertainment, Treehouse Pictures, Man Of Action Entertainment and XYZ Films’ graphic novel adaptation.

Families Belles Familles

Toronto title 'Families' scores sales

11-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Jean-Paul Rappeneau’s comedy snapped up for Benelux and Switzerland.

In The Room

Condor swoops on Eric Khoo’s 'In The Room'

11-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Version Originale Condor has picked up French rights to Eric Khoo’s drama In The Room ahead of its world premiere in Toronto on Tuesday and plans an early 2016 release.

Les Cowboys

'Les Cowboys' lassoed for US

11-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group has swooped on US rights to Les Cowboys ahead of tomorrow’s screening in Toronto’s Discovery strand.

Embrace Of The Serpent

Northern Banner takes Canadian rights to 'Embrace Of The Serpent'

11-Sep-2015 | By

Raven Banner Entertainment specialty label has acquired all Canadian rights to the acclaimed black-and-white Colombian film that screens in Toronto.

Janet McTeer

Janet McTeer joins 'The Kaiser's Last Kiss'

11-Sep-2015 | By

Janet McTeer, Eddie Marsan and Ben Daniels have joined Film House Germany / Egoli Tossell Film’s WWII spy drama. Lotus Entertainment handles international sales.

John Niven

Fulwell, Heavenly to produce screenplay from 'Kill Your Friends' author

11-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 and Heavenly Films to co-produce a feature based on a screenplay by Kill Your Friends author John Niven, directed by documentary maker Paul Kelly.

Jeepers Creepers

Myriad Pictures starts Toronto sales on 'Jeepers Creepers 3'

11-Sep-2015 | By

Myriad Pictures has begun international sales on the horror film via its new Scoundrel label.

The Music of Strangers Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The Orchard, HBO acquire TIFF doc 'The Music Of Strangers'

11-Sep-2015 | By

The Orchard and HBO have teamed up on the worldwide release of The Music Of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma And The Silk Road Ensemble ahead of tomorrow’s world premiere here. [Sept 13].

Jaie Laplante

Miami Fest launches Argentine fund

11-Sep-2015 | By

The Miami International Film Festival (MIFF) has launched MIAMI FILM 2016 with The Related Group to develop projects from Argentine filmmakers.

Sam Smith Dreams Come True

Vision Films bolsters distribution slate with three titles

11-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Smith doc, Bryan Greenberg comedy-drama among pick-ups for LA-based outfit.

Monkey King Hero Is Back

SC Films sells Chinese box office hit to Aus/NZ

11-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit inks deal for record-breaking animation; new voice cast attached.

Code Of Honor

Steven Seagal's 'Code Of Honor' shoots into Europe, Asia

11-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Premiere Entertainment Group has concluded a raft of sales on action thriller Code Of Honor starring Steven Seagal.

Queen Of Spades The Dark Rite

Russian distributor Volga enters sales arena

11-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Hunger Games distributor takes on titles for international sales.

Omar Sy

SND boards Omar Sy-starrer 'Two Is A Family'

11-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Latest production from the team behind La Famille Bélier.

Kathy Savitt

STX Entertainment names Kathy Savitt head of digital

11-Sep-2015 | By

Chairman and CEO Robert Simonds and president Sophie Watts announced the hire of the Yahoo CMO and head of media on Friday.

kenneth branagh

Branagh, Picturehouse team for live cinema broadcasts

11-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Winter’s Tale, with Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh, will screen in November.


Abramorama picks up 'Hamlet' from Little Film Company

11-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The New York-based distribution outfit plans to release the film theatrically in Q1, 2016.

'The Little Prince' reveals China voice cast, release date

11-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Mark Osborne’s animation will be released in China on October 16.

dream on

'Dream On' team turn to crowdfunding to complete film started in 2013

11-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Producer Mark Pegg turns to Indiegogo to complete film that started production more than two years ago.

Early Winter

'Early Winter' wins Venice Days top prize

11-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Venice Days winners also include As I Open My Eyes, Lolo and Arianna.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

'Maze Runner' tops UK buzz chart

11-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The film beat competition from Legend and The Visit.

Toronto Platform jury

Toronto Platform jury talk spotlighting fresh talent

11-Sep-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Jia Zhang-ke, Claire Denis and Agnieszka Holland reveal hopes for this year’s selection.

Natalie Portman

TIFF: Natalie Portman on directing

10-Sep-2015 | By Jeanie Tran

The actress talked to artistic director Cameron Bailey about her film-making debut and being inspired by her previous directors

toby stephens

Toby Stephens to play Tony Blair in 'The Journey'

10-Sep-2015 | By

Freddy Highmore and John Hurt have also joined the dramatic comedy, which IM Global is introducing to international buyers here.

ma ma

O-Scope acquires 'ma ma'

10-Sep-2015 | By

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired US rights to Julio Medem’s drama starring Penélope Cruz in the run-up to its Tuesday international premiere in Toronto.

Men & Chicken

Drafthouse picks up 'Men & Chicken'

10-Sep-2015 | By

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights from LevelK to the Danish box office hit ahead of Monday’s North American premiere in Toronto.

Pele: Birth Of A Legend

IFC scores North American deal on 'Pele'

10-Sep-2015 | By

IFC has struck a deal with CAA and WME Global for North American rights to Pele: Birth Of A Legend.

Clare Binns to receive exhibition honour at Screen Awards

10-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Screen Awards set to take place in London next month.

Stefan Zweig

Films Distribution boards Stefan Zweig drama

10-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Josef Hader and Barbara Sukowa star in feature from Cloud Atlas producer.

Buyers check into Jeremy Saulnier’s 'Green Room'

10-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: WestEnd Films closes raft of deals on Toronto Midnight Madness selection.

Peter Fonda

Fonda replaces Lee, Stone replaces Thurman in 9/11 drama

10-Sep-2015 | By , Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Fonda is to replace the late Sir Christopher Lee in ensemble 9/11 drama The 11th, which is closing financing in Toronto.

Amazing Grace

Toronto doc chief shocked over 'Amazing Grace' court ruling

10-Sep-2015 | By

Toronto’s head documentary programmer has expressed surprise over the court ruling that led to the withdrawal from the festival of the Aretha Franklin documentary Amazing Grace, saying, “I was left wondering what the judge was smoking.”

Monster Hunt

Chinese blockbuster 'Monster Hunt' heads to North America

10-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmRise has acquired North American rights to record-breaking Chinese hit Monster Hunt, directed by Shrek animator Raman Hui, from Edko Films.

The Waiting Room

A71 acquires 'The Waiting Room'

10-Sep-2015 | By

Toronto-based A71 Entertainment has picked up Canadian rights to the film ahead of its North American premiere in Toronto on Tuesday.

Taiwan, Brazil, Austria announce Oscar submissions

10-Sep-2015 | By

Hou Hsiao-hsien’s beguiling take on the wuxia form will represent Taiwan in the 2016 Academy Awards, while Anna Muylaert’s The Second Mother will reprsents Brazil and Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz’s Goodnight Mommy will fly the flag for Austria.

Sundance Film Festival London

Sundance Film Festival: London sets 2016 dates

10-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

London spin-off will move from April to June for the 2016 edition.

Amy Beecroft

Ridley Scott launches genre label with 'The Twisted'

10-Sep-2015 | By

Freshly minted packaging and sales division Verve Ventures will launch sales here on The Twisted from Scott Free Productions’ new label Ridley Scott Presents.

Anick Poirier

Seville ups Anick Poirier; unveils Toronto slate

10-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier has been promoted to svp of international sales at Seville International as the company arrives in Toronto with a seven-strong slate.


Sokurov's 'Francofonia' scores sales

10-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Films Boutique has racked up a slew of sales for Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s Francofonia, following its world premiere at Venice last week.

Day Out Of Days

Other Angle takes Zoe Cassavetes' 'Day Out of Days'

10-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Deal signed following French premiere at Deauville.

The Transparentsea Voyage

108 Media unveils Toronto slate

10-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto-based 108 Media has assembled its autumn slate and will commence talks in Toronto on world rights to the documentaries Small Things, Big Things and The Transparentsea Voyage.

Olivia DeJonge

Versatile moves into Peckover’s 'Safe Neighborhood'

10-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: The Visit star Olivia DeJonge has signed to star in Sydney-set home invasion thriller

frightfest presents

Icon adds three titles to FrightFest Presents label

10-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Night Of The Living Deb, Some Kind Of Hate and Last Girl Standing will all be released under the FrightFest Presents banner.

Molifilms comedy 'Gloves Off' underway   

10-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Brad Moore, Denise Van Outen, Ricky Tomlinson, Alan Ford among cast.


Oscars: Luxembourg submits 'Baby(a)lone'

10-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Luxembourg’s submission to the Best Foreign-Language Film category will be Donato Rotunno’s Baby(a)lone.


'Access All Areas' starts Bestival shoot

10-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Ella Purnell stars in the production, which will film throughout the musical festival.


Pyramide acquires TV drama Cromo

10-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Argentine miniseries from the director of Wakolda screening at Toronto.

Rainbow Party

Film London reveals 2015 shorts winners

10-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Harry Potter director David Yates handpicks London Calling Plus winner.

Elizabeth Schwan

Elizabeth Schwan joins Covert Media

10-Sep-2015 | By

Paul Hanson and Media Content Capital’s new finance, production and sales company has brought on the former Grosvenor Park and Sierra/Affinity sales executive as president of international.

The Idol

Image Nation boards 'The Idol' as co-producer

10-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The company have invested in the film’s post-production ahead of its premiere in Toronto.

David Glasser

David Glasser to stay at TWC

9-Sep-2015 | By

Harvey and Bob Weinstein have convinced their COO and president to back-pedal on his decision to leave the company in a stunning development that demonstrates the executive’s unparalleled importance to the brothers.

Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista cast in 'Bushwick'

9-Sep-2015 | By

XYZ Films and Bullet Pictures are producing the action thriller that XYZ Films will introduce to world buyers in Toronto this week.

De Palma

A24 acquires 'De Palma'

9-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has announced its worldwide acquisition of Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow’s documentary ahead of its Wednesday night world premiere in Venice.

Norm Of The North

'Norm Of The North' hot seller for Good Universe

9-Sep-2015 | By

The Los Angeles-based company has closed more than 40 territories on Splash Entertainment’s animated family film led by deals with Village Roadshow in Australia/New Zealand and TF1 in France.

Christopher Brough, Demi Zhang, Ralph Zondag

CCMG, Movie Plus Canada strike production pact

9-Sep-2015 | By

The Canada CFTI Media Group (CCMG) and Movie Plus Canada have signed a long-term deal to finance and produce up to three studio-level features a year.

Nathalie Coste Cerdan

French cinema world eyes Canal Plus purge with concern

9-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Head of cinema Nathalie Coste-Cerdan latest executive to be axed.


monterey media acquires 'Yosemite'

9-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up all US and Canadian rights Gabrielle Demeestere’s Slamdance selection starring James Franco and Henry Hopper.

Christina Piovesan

First Generation Films launches TV division

9-Sep-2015 | By

The Toronto-based company behind The Whistleblower starring Rachel Weisz and Anton Corbijn’s upcoming Life has started a scripted television department.


Awesomeness Films, YouTube start 'Dance Camp'

9-Sep-2015 | By

Awesomeness Films and YouTube have announced the start of production on the first feature in their recently unveiled partnership.

power to the pixel

Power to the Pixel announces projects for 2015 Pixel Market

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The two-day finance and co-production market will take place on October 14 and 15.

Waffle Street

New team takes over 2015 Hollywood Film Festival

9-Sep-2015 | By

CEO and executive producer Brad Parks and executive director Rod Beaudoin will lead the event, set to run from September 23-27.

'Anomalisa', 'The Assassin' in Fantastic Fest line-up

9-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Fantastic Fest announced its final wave of features and events for the annual celebration of all things genre.

Berry Meyerowitz

Momentum Pictures, Orion Releasing strike pact

9-Sep-2015 | By

eOne has revived its Momentum Pictures label and has struck a multi-film deal with Orion Releasing to jointly acquire and distribute film in the US and select territories.

Joana Vicente

New York partners unveil Made in NY Entrepreneur Innovation Grant

9-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Media and Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López and Made in NY Media Center by IFP Executive Director Joana Vicente have announced a new grant for New York City-based projects in early development.

the paradise suite

Oscars: Netherlands submits 'The Paradise Suite'

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Netherland’s submission to the upcoming Academy Awards’ Best Foreign-Language Film category will be Joost van Ginkel’s The Paradise Suite.

Oscars: Iceland submits 'Rams'

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Iceland’s submission to the Best Foreign-Language Film category will be Grímur Hákonarson’s Rams.


Oscars: Jordan submits 'Theeb'

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Jordan’s submission to the upcoming Academy Awards’ Best Foreign-Language Film category will be Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb.

Secret Cinema The Empire Strikes Back

Event cinema conference details revealed

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Event Cinema Association’s annual event will take place on October 19.


Jinga sells 'Hellions' to three territories

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Halloween horror film has sold in France, Benelux and the Middle East.

'45 Years' becomes first £1m day-and-date film in UK

9-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Haigh drama crossed £1m theatrical last night after 12 days of play.

anjami patel

Pact appoints Anjani Patel head of diversity

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Anjani Patel will replace outgoing head of diversity Joyce Adeluwoye-Adams.

mad love

Montreal reveals 2015 winners

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Philippe Ramos’ Mad Love was awarded the top prize at the Montreal World Film Festival.

Four debuts, two local films in Adelaide competition line-up

9-Sep-2015 | By

The Adelaide Film Festival has announced its competition line-up for 2015.

The Ladykiller

Little Film, Genesius ready Martina Cole, Jo Brand adaptations

9-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The companies have scheduled shooting dates for The Ladykiller and The More You Ignore Me.

Andrew Stearn

Andrew Stearn named president of Working Title Television US

8-Sep-2015 | By

Stearn served as executive producer on Shameless and his work has won a Peabody Award, an AFI and a Humanitas Award and has been nominated for three Emmys.

aretha franklin

Producers pull 'Amazing Grace' from Toronto

8-Sep-2015 | By

Organisers said on Tuesday they were “extremely disappointed” after producers on the Aretha Franklin documentary withdrew the film on the eve of the festival.

Christopher Nolan

Warner Bros, Christopher Nolan plot next film

8-Sep-2015 | By

The studio will handle worldwide distribution of the British filmmaker’s mystery title in summer 2017.


Myriad to sell 'Hangman' under Scoundrel banner

8-Sep-2015 | By

Kirk D’Amico’s Santa Monica-based sales agent is launching a genre label and kicks off with international rights to the SXSW horror starring Jeremy Sisto.

online piracy

Film pirate gets four-year jail sentence

8-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Significant prosecution for internet film piracy in Northern Ireland

Summer box office is second biggest in history

8-Sep-2015 | By

Jurassic World and Avengers: Age Of Ultron led the way as North American releases generated $4.48bn from May 1 to September 7.


Kino Lorber swoops on 'Tikkun'

8-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

The arthouse distributor has acquired all US rights to Avishai Sivan’s drama following its US premiere in Telluride at the weekend. Separately, IFC Midnight has picked up Travis Z’s Cabin Fever and Broad Green and Tugg will partner on the release of Last Days In The Desert.


Kaleidoscope Film Distribution boards 'River' sales

8-Sep-2015 | By

The London-based distributor will commence international sales in Toronto on Jamie M Dagg’s imminent world premiere.


Schwarzenegger to receive Zurich honour

8-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Terminator star to receive festival’s Golden Icon Award.


Netflix to launch in four new territories

8-Sep-2015 | By

The streaming giant will extend its reach in early 2016 into South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

I Believe In Miracles

Showcase to distribute Brian Clough documentary

8-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Film about legendary football manager to premiere at UK football ground before going nationwide.

ritesh batra

CBS Films acquires Ritesh Batra’s 'The Sense Of An Ending'

8-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The company have picked up US distribution rights for The Lunchbox director’s next film.

Pierce Brosnan

Spotlight Pictures acquires 'A Christmas Star'

8-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

The company has picked up international sales rights to Richard Elson’s family film narrated by Liam Neeson.

Hundred Regiments Offensive

'Hundred Regiments Offensive' tops China box office

8-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

CHINA BOX OFFICE: War movie The Hundred Regiments Offensive topped the China box office for the week August 31-September 6, grossing $39.4m for a cumulative total of $61.97m after 10 days.

Nickolai of the North

UK production outfit launches with 'Nickolai of the North'

8-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Gate House Entertainment launches with children’s novel.

Boy Machine

Mannheim-Heidelberg fest adds TV strand

8-Sep-2015 | By

International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg is the latest film festival to dedicate a section to quality television serial drama with the launching of a new competition for the New Creators Award.

Mercury Plains

Grindstone takes North America rights to 'Mercury Plains'

8-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Scott Eastwood stars in the action drama, set to debut at AFM.

Daniel Bruhl

Daniel Brühl named partner at Amusement Park Film

7-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Star of Rush and Inglourious Basterds to become a partner at German production company.

Chapman To

Clover, Asia Tropical team for Chapman To debut

7-Sep-2015 | By

Malaysia’s Asia Tropical Films and Singapore’s Clover Films are co-producing the directorial debut of Hong Kong actor Chapman To, Let’s Eat (working title), with investment from Fox International Channels (FIC).

Scott Eastwood

Arsenal takes 'Walk Of Fame' to Toronto

7-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Yarek Danielak’s Los Angeles-based distribution and production house has acquired world sales rights to the rom-com starring Scott Eastwood.

Straight Outta Compton

'Straight Outta Compton' retains UK lead

7-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out remains in second for the fourth straight week.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Venice: Makhmalbaf dedicates award to Oleg Sentsov

7-Sep-2015 | By

Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has dedicated the Robert Bresson Award to imprisoned Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.

'Looking For Grace' director Sue Brooks reveals two new films

7-Sep-2015 | By

Australian writer-director Sue Brooks, whose latest feature Looking For Grace has premiered at the Venice Film Festival, has revealed details of her upcoming projects.

Marion Cotillard

Lumiere acquires new Marion Cotillard, Terrence Malick films

7-Sep-2015 | By

Benelux distributor Lumiere has been on an acqusition drive, ramping up its release slate for next year.


M-Appeal acquires Venice Biennale College film 'Blanka'

7-Sep-2015 | By

Berlin-based sales outfit M-Appeal has swooped to add Venice Biennale College title Blanka to its autumn market slate.


Cinecitta Studios reveals upswing from 'Ben-Hur', 'Young Pope'

7-Sep-2015 | By

Cinecitta Studios in Rome is reaping the benefits of the generous new Italian tax credit, which has recently been extended to all audiovisual activity, including high-end TV drama.


Toronto: panelists announced for Screen's UK export debate

7-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Free tickets can be booked now for the panel, held in association with UKTI, which takes place on Friday (Sept 11).


'Convenience' readies UK release

7-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

BAFTA Cymru-winning film stars Vicky McClure, Adeel Akhtar, Ray Panthaki.

Terminator: Genisys

'Terminator: Genisys' crosses $100m in China

6-Sep-2015 | By

BOX OFFICE: Paramount soars again as Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation reached $500m worldwide. Meanwhile, Universal executives celebrate $1bn milestone for Jurassic World

Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' hits $1bn int'l

6-Sep-2015 | By

Studio executives have another cause for celebration in what has become a banner year as the monster hit joined an elite club at the weekend and the studio itself crossed $6bn worldwide.

War Room

'War Room' closes US summer season on $12.6m

6-Sep-2015 | By

SEPTEMBER 7 UPDATE: The Christian drama climbed to the top of the charts as a dismal Labor Day weekend concluded the fifth biggest blockbuster season on record. Studios will report four-day numbers on Monday.

Mom And Me

Visit Films pounces on 'Mom And Me'

4-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Visit Films has acquired worldwide rights excluding Ireland to Ken Wardrop’s documentary ahead of its world premiere in Telluride this weekend.

Amazing Grace

Judge blocks Telluride screening of Aretha Franklin doc

4-Sep-2015 | By

UPDATED: A Colorado judge has granted the soul legend an injunction to stop Friday’s screening of Amazing Grace.

AMBI Monika Bacardi and Andrea Iervolino

AMBI Group acquires bulk of EMG library

4-Sep-2015 | By

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi have assumed control of the majority of the Exclusive Media Group (EMG) library that includes Memento, Donnie Darko and End Of Watch.

Jennifer Peedom

'Sherpa' director plans Tenzing Norgay biopic

4-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Peedom, whose stirring documentary Sherpa receives its international premiere at Telluride on Friday night, has revealed her upcoming plans.

'Minions' reaches $700m int'l

4-Sep-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International’s (UPI) Minions from Universal/Illumination has grossed $700m and heads to Turkey.

Sam Garbarski

Match Factory reunites with Sam Garbarski on 'Bye-Bye Germany'

4-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Match Factory is working again with Belgian director Sam Garbarski on international sales for his new feature film, starring Moritz Bleibtreu and Alba Rohrwacher.

Assassins Creed

Michael Fassbender begins 'Assassin’s Creed' shoot in Malta

4-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Justin Kurzel directing video game adaptation.


Telefilm Canada, Birks honour women directors

4-Sep-2015 | By

For the third year in a row the partners will celebrate Canadian women in film during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

De Kade Utrecht

September Films to combine production, distribution, exhibition

4-Sep-2015 | By

September Films boss Pim Hermeling has revealed details of his ambitious plans to remould his company as a vertically integrated outfit, combining production and exhibition with distribution.

Giulia Prenna

Giulia Prenna rises at DDI

4-Sep-2015 | By

The executive has been promoted to vp of sales at Double Dutch International (DDI), effectively immediately.

Christine Vachon

IFP unveils Screen Forward programme

4-Sep-2015 | By

The Screen Forward: IFP Conference is set to run in New York from September 20-25 and will include workshops, case studies, discussions and networking events.

rise of the krays

'Rise of the Krays' hits home for Signature

4-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Direct-to-video gangster drama on course to hit 40,000 unit sales in one week.

Emily Watson

Emily Watson to receive San Sebastian honour

4-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

British actress to receive career award; festival guest list includes Tom Hiddleston, Ellen Page, Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro.


'Umrika' to close Oldenburg fest

4-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Light-hearted drama won Sundance audience award.


UKTI launches Talent Goes To Hollywood Competition

4-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Winner to be flown to LA and teamed with experts to help realise their project.

100 Yen Love

Oscars: Japan submits '100 Yen Love'

4-Sep-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

Japan has submitted Masaharu Take’s sports drama 100 Yen Love as its candidate for Best Foreign-Language Film at the Academy Awards, the country’s Motion Picture Producers Association announced.

The Fencer

Finnish Film Affair to introduce pitch award

4-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Line-up revealed for fourth edition.


Toronto: Little Film Company adds three titles

4-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Acquisitions include Kyle Ham’s Reparation.

fred at school

FRED at School to go ahead despite EU funding pull

4-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The initiative will run on private investment, potentially in a reduced form.

Straight Outta Compton

‘Straight Outta Compton’ smashes buzz chart

4-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

We Are Your Friends, Maze Runner sequel and Legend also chart.


Sundance Selects acquires 'Mediterranea'

3-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has secured North American rights from WME Global to the topical immigration drama that premiered in Cannes Critics Week earlier this year.

fiona hyslop

Scotland launches $2.7m production fund

3-Sep-2015 | By Matthew Campelli

Indies basing their productions in Scotland can apply for a chunk of a $2.7m (£1.75m) Growth Fund launched by the Scottish government to boost its creative industries.

Telluride unveils 2015 line-up

3-Sep-2015 | By

Top brass at the 42nd edition of the Colorado event have announced the roster of 27 films, with surprises to come over the September 4-7 run date.


Vimeo, Latitude study highlights online viewing habits

3-Sep-2015 | By

The average viewer spends $32 a month on transactional or subscription VOD content, according to research conducted by Vimeo and consultancy group Latitude.

The Girl In The Book

Myriad readies 'The Girl In The Book' for TIFF

3-Sep-2015 | By

Kirk D’Amico and his team will introduce international buyers in Toronto to the thriller starring Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.


Cohen Media Group acquires 'Marguerite'

3-Sep-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights from Memento Films International to the Venice competition entry by Xavier Giannoli.

GEMS 2015 unveils line-up

3-Sep-2015 | By

John Crowley’s hit Sundance drama Brooklyn starring Saoirse Ronan and Patricia Riggen’s Chilean smash The 33 with Antonio Banderas bookend the festival, set to run in Miami from October 22-25.

Sand Dollars

'Sand Dollars' to open 2015 AFI Latin American Film Festival

3-Sep-2015 | By

The 26th edition will screen more than 40 Latin American and Ibero-American films and runs from September 17-October 7 in Silver Springs, Maryland.


Irish Screen America launches with flagship bicoastal festival

3-Sep-2015 | By

The new promotional organisation will kick off later this month with the first in an annual festival roadshow in Los Angeles and New York.

Heart of A Dog

Abramorama, HBO swoop on 'Heart Of A Dog'

3-Sep-2015 | By

Abramorama and HBO Documentary Films have announced their pre-festival acquisition of Laurie Anderson’s Telluride selection, styled as a personal meditation on love, loss and terriers.

PSIFF logo

David Ansen named PSIFF lead programmer

3-Sep-2015 | By

The former Newsweek film critic recently served as artistic director of the Los Angeles Film Festival and joins the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF), set to run from January 1-11 2016.

Alan Glazer

Alan Glazer launches Trimax Media

3-Sep-2015 | By

The former evp at Charles Roven’s Atlas Entertainment has formed a multi-media company to develop features, TV, digital content and apps.

Harvey Weinstein in Zurich

Harvey Weinstein joins MIPCOM 'War And Peace' panel

3-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The producer joins writer Andrew Davies and BBC executives to talk about literary adaptation.

kiefer sutherland

Kiefer Sutherland to receive Zurich’s Golden Eye Award

3-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The actor will also attend the gala screening of his latest film Forsaken at the festival.

Black Nights Tallinn

Tallinn Black Nights to boost filmmakers support

3-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The festival will put a focus on future film talent at this year’s event.

the wave

Norway submits 'The Wave' to Oscars

3-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Norway’s submission to the upcoming Academy Awards’ Best Foreign-Language Film category will be Roar Uthaug’s disaster movie The Wave.

eu flag

EU cuts MEDIA Programme budget for 2016

3-Sep-2015 | By

Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme’s budget has been set at $116.3m, down from $117.5m in 2014.

ten pieces secondary

BBC Music launches 'Ten Pieces Secondary'

3-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Pixie Lott, James May and Christopher Eccleston have been announced as presenters.

Gerard Butler

Voltage boards 'The Headhunter’s Calling'

2-Sep-2015 | By

Voltage has injected some buzz into what is shaping up to be a solid pre-sale landscape at Toronto and will introduce buyers to the Gerard Butler starrer from feature directorial debutant Mark Williams.


'Hopefuls', 'Beatriz' among Festival do Rio's Première Brasil entries

2-Sep-2015 | By

Top brass at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival announced that 41 feature and 19 shorts from Brazilian filmmakers will screen in the 17th edition, set to run from October 1-14.

Valorie Curry

David Strathairn, Valorie Curry join 'American Pastoral'

2-Sep-2015 | By

Lakeshore Entertainment has announced the latest cast additions on its Philip Roth adaptation before Ewan McGregor starts shooting in Pennsylvania later this month.

Daniel McClure

Aaron L Gilbert realigns business as Bron Media Corp

2-Sep-2015 | By

The Vancouver-based producer-financier has reorganised his companies Bron Studios, genre label The Realm, Bron Releasing, Bron Animation and affiliate entities under the umbrella group.


Asian Shadows picks up Pema Tseden's 'Tharlo'

2-Sep-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based sales company Asian Shadows has picked up world rights (outside Greater China) to Tibetan director Pema Tseden’s Tharlo, which will receive its world premiere in Venice’s Orizzonti section.


Abramorama, FilmBuff partner on This Changes Everything

2-Sep-2015 | By

Avi Lewis’ documentary based on the Naomi Klein’s book about global warming will open in the US in early October following its Toronto world premiere on September 13.

venice vfm market

Venice Film Market: Chinese presence declines

2-Sep-2015 | By

Venice Film Market director Pascal Diot has confirmed that Chinese involvement in the event has decreased markedly since last year.

Everything Will Be Fine

IFC Films acquires 'Every Thing Will Be Fine'

2-Sep-2015 | By

Wim Wenders’ 3D car crash drama will receive its North American premiere in Toronto and stars James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel McAdams and Marie-Josée Croze.  

Friends And Romans

Paladin, Michael Mailer partner to release 'Friends And Romans'

2-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

Mark Urman’s distribution company and the film’s producer will release the farce in October.

Brie Larson

Brie Larson to receive Mill Valley honour  

2-Sep-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

The 38th Mill Valley Film Festival will host the California premiere of awards season prospect Room accompanied by a Spotlight on star and MVFF Award recipient Brie Larson.

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz to head Zurich's Swiss jury

2-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winning actor will also hold a keynote conversation at the Zurich Summit and present a screening of Inglourious Basterds.

Ofir Raul Graizer

Films Boutique to sell Ofir Raul Graizer's 'The Cakemaker'

2-Sep-2015 | By

Drama will explore gay relationships as well as connections between Israel and Germany.

Baby Bump

Venice's Barbera heralds success of Biennale College initiative

2-Sep-2015 | By

Venice Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera has hailed the success of the Festival’s groundbreaking Biennale College - Cinema programme in nurturing new work from young filmmakers around the world.

He Named Me Malala poster

Into Film Festival to host Malala Yousafzai event

2-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Youth film festival to screen documentary He Named Me Malala at 80 locations across the UK.


Sam Neill sci-fi ‘DxM’ to world premiere at Grimmfest

2-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Manchester-based horror festival has revealed its 2015 programme.

who framed roger rabbit

Oldenburg to honour Joanna Cassidy

2-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

US actress best known for roles in Blade Runner and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

The Throne

South Korea submits 'The Throne' to Oscars

2-Sep-2015 | By

South Korea’s submission to the upcoming Academy Awards’ Best Foreign-Language Film category will be historical drama The Throne.


XLrator Media eyes 2016 Camino release

1-Sep-2015 | By

Bleiberg Entertainment and Red Granite International subsidiary Blue Box International will handle international sales in Toronto on the action thriller starring Zoë Bell.

IMAX Empire Leicester Square

IMAX to launch new laser system in London

1-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Empire Leicester Square to be the first cinema in Europe to feature next generation technology; first film to be The Walk.

Beasts Of No Nation

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2015 line-up

1-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Official competition to include Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation and European premieres for Jonás Cuarón’s Desierto and Johnnie To’s Office.

A Month Of Sundays

Visit Films unveils Venice, TIFF slate

1-Sep-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his New York-based team head into the fall festival season with a raft of new acquisitions led by a worldwide deal excluding Australia/New Zealand on Venice premiere Tanna.

The Danish Girl

Tom Hooper on why he cast Eddie Redmayne in 'The Danish Girl'

1-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

In his first interview about anticipated drama The Danish Girl, director Tom Hooper reveals why he cast Eddie Redmayne as transgender pioneer Lili Elbe.

Mad Max Fury Road

'Mad Max: Fury Road' wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix

1-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director George Miller to collect critics prize at San Sebastian Film Festival.

Aaron Paul

Goldcrest boards Aaron Paul's 'Come And Find Me'

1-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards international rights to directorial debut of Zack Whedon.

Hundred Regiments Offensive

'Hundred Regiments Offensive' pulls rank at China box office

1-Sep-2015 | By Screen staff

Chinese netizens have been raising questions over the box office success of patriotic war movie, Hundred Regiments Offensive, released last weekend to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the defeat of the Japanese in the Second World War.

The Sky Trembles And The Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

Artscope acquires Ben Rivers’ 'The Sky Trembles'

1-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Docu-drama selected for BFI London Film Festival.

Standing Tall

Wild Bunch AG plans UK, Italy expansion

1-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Further expansion plans following Senator merger include creation/acquisition of co-production and direct distribution companies in the UK and Australia.

Nada Cirjanic

Independent appoints head of sales

1-Sep-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former Protagonist exec replaces Abigail Walsh at UK sales outfit.

Clare Stewart

BFI, LFF chiefs slam industry's "pathetic progress" with female directors

1-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

At the programme launch for the 59th BFI London Film Festival, festival director Clare Stewart [pictured] and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill highlighted the need to address the lack of women directors in the film industry.

Michael J Fox

Michael J. Fox to play robotic dog

1-Sep-2015 | By

Jason Moring, president of Double Dutch International, announced the A.R.C.H.I.E. casting on Tuesday ahead of the start of world sales in Toronto.

Straight Outta Compton

'Straight Outta Compton' debuts top of UK box office

1-Sep-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out continues its excellent run to reach $53m (£34.5m); Curzon Artificial Eye’s 45 Years records one of the strongest site averages of the weekend with $508,000 (£331,197) debut from 68 sites.

Youth In Oregon

Content adds 'Youth In Oregon' to Toronto slate

1-Sep-2015 | By

President of film Jamie Carmichael and head of sales Harry White will debut footage from the road trip comedy in Toronto after coming on to handle international sales.


US-Hong Kong alliance lines up Making Horror

1-Sep-2015 | By Angela Lee

BoulderLight Pictures and Hong Kong-based financiers Making Film Limited have teamed up to produce three low-budget genre features under the Making Horror label.

Songs From The North

'Songs From The North', 'The Man & Le Mans' find US homes

1-Sep-2015 | By

Kino Lorber has picked up all North American rights to Soon-Mi Yoo’s Songs From The North, while in a separate deal FilmRise will distribute Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans in the US.

Pascal Chaumeil

'Heartbreaker' director Pascal Chaumeil dies aged 54

1-Sep-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French film-maker had just completed Odd Job (Un Petit Boulot).

Jack Talley

Alchemy hires Jack Talley as evp physical distribution

1-Sep-2015 | By

Talley will oversee sales and overall strategy of Alchemy’s physical distribution arm, reporting to Alchemy CEO Bill Lee.

Sam Neill

Sam Neill joins 'Tommy's Honour'

1-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

Principal photogrpahy has begun on the film, which chronicles the invention of modern-day golf in Scotland, and is to be sold at Toronto.

a long way down

Pascal Chaumeil's 'A Long Way Down' to open Dinard fest

1-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

The French film director died last week after a battle with cancer.

louis theroux my scientology movie

Louis Theroux Scientology doc to premiere at LFF

1-Sep-2015 | By Tom Grater

My Scientology Movie will screen in the festival’s Debate strand.

Armin Mueller Stahl

Zurich Film Festival to honour Armin Mueller-Stahl

1-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

German actor to receive Lifetime Achievement Award.

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt’s 'Drama' set for 10th OMDC IFF

1-Sep-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Nearly 60 international and Canadian producers will head to the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (OMDC) annual International Financing Forum in Toronto.

Wes Craven

Wes Craven dies aged 76

31-Aug-2015 | By

The prolific filmmaker who revolutionised horror with wry takes on the genre like the Scream franchise and A Nightmare On Elm Street died on Sunday from brain cancer.


'Putuparri And The Rainmakers' wins CinefestOZ Film Prize

31-Aug-2015 | By

The feature-length documentary with no sales agent has won Australia’s richest film award, the $71,000 (A$100,000) CinefestOZ Film Prize for homegrown films.

Nicholas Hoult to star in 'Rebel In The Rye'

31-Aug-2015 | By

Bloom will kick off international sales in Toronto next week for Black Label Media and Bruce Cohen Productions. CAA represents North American rights.


Breaking Glass acquires 'Steel'

31-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has moved on US rights to Sven J Matten’s LGBT psychological drama.

Fox Searchlight

Fox Searchlight hires production ace Anikah McLaren

31-Aug-2015 | By

The new arrival will serve as svp of production under president Claudia Lewis from September 1.

Cassandra Clare

Constantin fantasy show to debut at MIPCOM

31-Aug-2015 | By

The German powerhouse is having another crack at part of Cassandra Clare’s bestselling series The Mortal Instruments and will launch sales in October on the drama series Shadowhunters.

Jeremy Renner

CONtv announces virtual Con

31-Aug-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

Cinedigm’s OTT service launched the new streaming programme from Monday through September 4.

Jordan Fields

Shout! Factory promotes four

31-Aug-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The multi-platform media company has promoted David McIntosh to svp of business affairs and digital distribution, Melissa Boag to svp of kids and family entertainment, Jordan Fields to vp of acquisitions; and Tom Chen to vp of publicity.

Autumn Withers

'Avalanche' cast bulks up

31-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

Gideon Emery has joined Todd L. Green’s drama alongside Stelio Savante and Autumn Withers.

Straight Outta Compton

'Compton' stays top in US on $13.1m

30-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 31 UPDATE: With no real pretenders to usurp it, Universal’s Straight Outta Compton held on to top berth for the third consecutive weekend and climbed to $134m.

Terminator Genisys

PPI pair cross $300m international

30-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 31 UPDATE: The seemingly indestructible Terminator: Genisys generated $23.6m from 25 markets and climbed to $320.1m and $409.5m worldwide.

Diane Nelson to head Warner Bros Consumer Products

28-Aug-2015 | By

Diane Nelson has added oversight of Warner Bros Consumer Products to her responsibilities as president of DC Entertainment and president and chief content officer of Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment.

Screen Awards

Screen Awards 2015 shortlist revealed

28-Aug-2015 | By Screen staff

Fox/Fox Searchlight, Universal and Metrodome lead the nominations; Amy Winehouse documentary is the most nominated film.


Lionsgate teams up on video game adaptation 'Borderlands'

28-Aug-2015 | By

The studio is partnering with the game’s publisher and creators Gearbox Software and Take-Two Interactive Software’s 2K as well as producers Avi and Ari Arad.

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan, Tacita Dean to launch new LFF industry series

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Nolan to debate future of film as part of a new series of talks on the industry side of the BFI London Film Festival.

Bryce Dallas Howard joins 'Gold'

28-Aug-2015 | By

Hot off the global summer smash Jurassic World, the actress has joined the adventure from Black Bear Pictures and HWY 61 currently shooting in New Mexico.

Michael Ryan

Incoming IFTA chair attacks DSM

28-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of his third term as the trade association’s chairman, Michael Ryan has fired a broadside at European Commission proposals for a Digital Single Market.


M-Appeal sells ‘Daddy’ to UK, France

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Gerald McCullouch’s feature debut set to world premiere at Montreal.


LevelK to launch Hong Kong office

28-Aug-2015 | By

Scandinavian sales outfit LevelK is expanding eastward.

Oscars 2016: Swiss submit 'Iraqi Odyssey'

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Samir’s 3D documentary submitted to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film.

The Bride La Novia

Fortissimo acquires San Seb title 'The Bride'

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sales of Paula Ortiz’s drama to begin at Venice.

Rubble Kings

UK label Sharp Teeth Films to launch with Jim Carrey-produced doc

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Asian film specialist Terracotta Distribution expands with new label to focus on titles outside the continent.

Berlin Drama Series Days

Berlin's Drama Series Days to return in 2016

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EFM’s TV initiative to return for a second year with a documentary element.

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones' 'Delirium' begins shoot

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Love story completes a trilogy of features.

Straight Outta Compton

‘Straight Outta Compton’ holds buzz chart lead

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sinister 2 and The Bad Education Movie also chart.


'Jack' to open Oldenburg fest

28-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

True story of the notorious killer and poet also set to screen at Toronto.

PPI eyes further gains for 'Genisys'

27-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount Pictures International executives will look for another strong international weekend following last weekend’s one-two punch.

Sam Worthington

Sam Worthington, Ruth Wilson board 'The Titan'

27-Aug-2015 | By

Theis sci-fi feature scheduled to commence production in Europe on January 18.

luc besson

Luc Besson mulls Hungary shoot for 'Valérian'

27-Aug-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Director courts controversy in France amid tax credit stand-off.

By The Sea

'By The Sea' to open AFI FEST

27-Aug-2015 | By

The Los Angeles festival has weighed into awards season with an eye-catching world premiere slot for Angelina Jolie Pitt’s marriage drama.

Tim Roth

Tim Roth joins 'The Brits Are Coming'

27-Aug-2015 | By

New cast additions to the film, currently shooting in New York, include Parker Posey, Maggie Q, Alice Eve, Stephen Fry and Sofia Vergara. Fortitude International handles international sales.

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman Cannes doc set for US release

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Pretty Pictures snaps up raft of international rights; Rialto Pictures to release documentary in the US and Canada.

Labyrinth Of Lies

Oscars 2016: Germany submits 'Labyrinth Of Lies'

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Giulio Ricciarelli’s Nazi conspiracy drama submitted to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film.

Cinema Europa Zagreb

Arthouse exhibitors criticise EU bonus scheme

27-Aug-2015 | By

Arthouse exhibitors from Poland to Venezuela have added their voices to the chorus of disapproval about Europa Cinemas’ new bonus payment scheme to promote partnerships between cinemas and online distribution platforms.

Geena Davis

Bentonville Film Festival unveils 2016 dates

27-Aug-2015 | By

Geena Davis and ARC Entertainment have announced the second annual Bentonville Film Festival.

Spike Lee

Spike Lee, Debbie Reynolds, Gena Rowlands in Governors Awards

27-Aug-2015 | By

The Academy board of governors announced on Thursday three special honours ahead of the Academy’s 7th Annual Governors Awards on November 14.

Moscow Premiere Festival

Russia cancels Moscow Premiere film festival

27-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

The event will be replaced by a government-backed Youth Festival of Life Affirming Film.


'Paddington' breaks StudioCanal records

27-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Title crosses 1 million DVD and Blu-Ray sales in record time.

Martin Gallery

Odin’s Eye hires Martin Gallery to oversee sales, acquisitions

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sales exec joins Australian outfit from Pinnacle Films.


Oscars 2016: Kazakhstan submits 'Stranger'

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Submission marks Yermek Tursunov’s third film to be selected for the Oscar race .

Cate Blanchett to receive BFI Fellowship

27-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

The actress will receive the award at the London Film Festival, where her new film Truth wil have a special presentation.

amazon prime instant video

Amazon Prime Video follows Netflix into Japan

27-Aug-2015 | By

The online retailer joins Netflix in moving into the Japanese video streaming market.

Arturo Ripstein

Venice to honour Mexico's Arturo Ripstein

27-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director’s La calle de la amargura to be presented Out of Competition.

claire denis robert pattinson

Robert Pattinson to star in Claire Denis sci-fi

26-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Robert Pattinson is attached to play the lead role in Claire Denis’ upcoming English-language sci-fi film, written with British writer Zadie Smith.

Angry Indian Goddesses

Mongrel Int’l to sell 'Angry Indian Goddesses' at TIFF

26-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into Toronto, Jungle Book Entertainment and One Two Films have brought on Charlotte Mickie and her team to kick off world sales on what they have described as India’s first female buddy movie.

John Buffalo

Cinema Management Group hires John Buffalo

26-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner has beefed up his sales force coming off a slew of sales on Toronto selection Born To Dance and other titles.

Malachi Kirby

Malachi Kirby to star in 'Roots' remake

26-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK actor cast as Kunta Kinte in A+E Networks’ scripted event series.

Universal sets North American box office record

26-Aug-2015 | By

The studio continued to sweep aside all before it on Wednesday as executives announced an industry-high $2.113bn with four months still to go.

'Hyena Road', 'Beeba Boys' bookend Atlantic Film Festival

26-Aug-2015 | By

Paul Gross’ war film Hyena Road will open the 35th annual edition in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from September 17-24.

Paul Hanson

MCC, Paul Hanson launch Covert Media

26-Aug-2015 | By

The co-founder and former COO of QED International has teamed up with Media Content Capital on the production, financing and distribution company.

High Rise

Soda picks up rights to 'High-Rise', 'Disorder'

26-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Soda has picked up three Toronto titles, including Ben Wheatley drama-thriller.

Working Title eyes larger-scale films

26-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The UK’s biggest film production company has its eyes on larger-scale films.

Agathe Valentin

Agathe Valentin heads to France's Pyramide

26-Aug-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sales veteran to debut in new role at Venice Film Festival.


Seville International to sell 'Parched' at Toronto

26-Aug-2015 | By

Vice-president of international sales Anick Poirier has assembled a sales slate that includes five festival selections including the world premiere of Leena Yadav’s tale of four ordinary women in India.

oleg sentsov

International outrage at Oleg Sentsov verdict

26-Aug-2015 | By

The sentences handed down by a Russian military court to the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov and activist Alexander Kolchenko have provoked a wave of international protest.

Sunset Song

Terence Davies' 'Sunset Song' sold to Spain

26-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Fortissimo Films’ sells Spanish rights to the Toronto-bound period drama.

Mountain Cry

Fortissimo picks up 'Mountain Cry'

26-Aug-2015 | By

Fortissimo Films has acquired global rights to Larry Yang’s Mountain Cry, which will receive its world premiere as the closing film of this year’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on October 10.

Steven Polster

RightsTrade, BondIt strike deal

26-Aug-2015 | By

Steven Polster’s online film and television market has signed a strategic partnership with the entertainment financing firm to provide upfront liquidity from online licensing agreements.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway joins 'The Shower'

26-Aug-2015 | By

The Oscar winner will produce and star in Andrew Lauren Productions’ subversive comedy based on Jac Schaeffer’s Black List screenplay.


'Truth' to open Hamptons fest

26-Aug-2015 | By

James Vanderbilt’s ‘Rathergate’ scandal drama starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford will open the 23rd annual event on October 8.

Too Late

Content boards John Hawkes noir 'Too Late'

26-Aug-2015 | By

Content Media has acquired international sales to Dennis Hauck’s neo-noir detective thriller and will host a private buyers screening in Toronto.

star men

Cambridge Film Festival reveals full line-up

26-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

UK premieres include Palio, The Company You Keep and Infinitely Polar Bear.

Oleg Sentsov

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov sentenced to 20 years

25-Aug-2015 | By

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has been sentenced to 20 years in a verdict passed today (Aug 25) by a military court in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don.

Toronto 40

Toronto film festival 2015: full line-up


Films set to show at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), updated as announcements are made in the run up to the event.

Andrea Iervolino, Monika Bacardi

AMBI Distribution hires Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose

25-Aug-2015 | By

Heading into Toronto the former president of international sales and distribution at Voltage Pictures will serve as a consultant, effective immediately.

I Am Malala

Toronto unveils Discovery, TIFF KIDS

25-Aug-2015 | By

Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) has completed its line-up with the Discovery, New Wave TIFF Kids and In Conversation With… strands and has confirmed the return of Festival Street.

Tomas Jegeus

Tomas Jegeus to head Fox International Productions

25-Aug-2015 | By

The studio has recruited from within to fill the vacancy left by Sanford Panitch’s departure to Sony and appointed its former co-president of worldwide theatrical marketing and distribution.

Annie McDonough

Annie McDonough rises at Falco Ink

25-Aug-2015 | By

Janice Roland and Shannon Treusch, partners at the film, TV and digital content PR specialists, announced the promotion on Tuesday.

Stone Cold Jane Austen

Arsenal Pictures boards 'Stone Cold Jane Austen'

25-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Heading into Toronto Arsenal Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to the film about the South African punk rockers.

Lost In Hong Kong

Well Go USA acquires 'Lost In Hong Kong'

25-Aug-2015 | By

The deal has triggered a September 25 day-and-date release that will see the distributor open the film in North America on the same day as its Chinese launch.

A Patch Of Fog

Toronto thriller 'A Patch Of Fog' gets international sales deal

25-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: LA-based 13 Films picks up Michael Lennox’s Toronto-bound thriller.


Partners plot 'Shield Of Straw' remake

25-Aug-2015 | By

All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) and Japanese partner Nippon Television (Nippon TV) are teaming with Chris and Paul Weitz’s production company Depth Of Field on an English-language remake of the Takashi Miike’s thriller.

Semana Santa

Mundial to launch sales on 'Semana Santa'

25-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The sales agent will introduce worldwide buyers to Alejandra Márquez Abella’s Mexican feature directorial debut ahead of its September 10 world premiere in Toronto.

The Sand

Icon, FrightFest confirm first films for new genre label

25-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Sand and Aaaaaaaah! among first FrightFest Presents acquisitions.

J.K. Simmons

'The Late Bloomer' begins Los Angeles shoot

25-Aug-2015 | By

Los Angeles-based Eclectic Pictures and Ineffable Pictures have begun production on Kevin Pollak’s feature directorial debut.


Reel Suspects takes on Toronto title 'Demon'

25-Aug-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wedding-set supernatural tale to premiere in Vanguard section.


Busan to open with India's 'Zubaan'

25-Aug-2015 | By

The 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced its line-up of 304 films from 75 countries with 121 world and international premieres.

'The Man Who Knew Infinity' to open Zurich

25-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Maths genius biopic stars Dev Patel and Jeremy Irons.

The Meddler

SPC to release 'The Meddler'

25-Aug-2015 | By

The distributor will schedule a North American release on the family drama starring Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne and JK Simmons.


AMPAS votes on student winners

25-Aug-2015 | By

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has announced its 15 winners of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition.


Raindance Film Festival to open with 'Newcomer'

25-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

World premiere of US spy thriller to open independent film festival.

Seville inks deals on Hany Abu Assad’s 'The Idol'

25-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

eOne’s art-house sales arm Seville International has secured several deals on Hany Abu-Assad’s Toronto-bound The Idol.

EFP at Busan 2015

EFP reveals Busan 2015 line-up

25-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

European Film Promotion (EFP) has unveiled the list of titles it will support at this year’s Busan International Film Festival (Oct 1-10) in South Korea.

Chris Menges

Chris Menges to receive Camerimage honour

25-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winning cinematographer worked on Kes, The Killing Fields and The Reader among others.

Only God Forgives

AMC signs film deals ahead of UK launch

25-Aug-2015 | By Peter White, Broadcast

Channel launching exclusively for BT’s TV subscribers on Friday with titles including Only God Forgives.

Green Porno

Norika Fujiwara to voice Tokyo-bound 'Green Porno Live'

25-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Norika Fujiwara to narrate and provide voiceover for the Japanese version of Isabella Rossellini’s series.

UPI sets new international high

24-Aug-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International (UPI) brass on Monday declared another milestone in a year that has seen the studio shatter records left and right, earning $3.78bn in international receipts.


Lionsgate eyes 'Brothers' follow-ups

24-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hot off the $15m-plus triumph of its Warrior adaptation in India, the US studio is understood to be lining up further Hindi-language features for 2016.

The Lady In The Van

SPC plots 'The Lady In The Van' awards run

24-Aug-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Classics will schedule a qualifying run for its Toronto-bound Maggie Smith starrer The Lady In The Van.

Only Yesterday

GKIDS acquires 'Only Yesterday'

24-Aug-2015 | By

The studio will distribute Isao Takahata’s revered animation early next year following a deal with regular collaborator Studio Ghibli.

In Jackson Heights

NYFF unveils doc programme

24-Aug-2015 | By

The 53rd New York Film Festival’s Spotlight on Documentary launches on September 27 and features new work from Frederick Wiseman, Laura Poitras, Walter Salles and Joaquim Pinto.

Oleg Sentsov

Sokurov, Fedorchenko show solidarity with Sentsov

24-Aug-2015 | By

 Russian filmmakers Alexander Sokurov and Alexey Fedorchenko are among the latest to speak out in public in support of their Ukrainian colleague Oleg Sentsov.

I Am Belfast

New Europe Film Sales picks up Mark Cousins’ 'I Am Belfast'

24-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Documentary played in competition at Karlovy Vary.

Robert Pattinson

Deauville to fete Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Olsen

24-Aug-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

French beachfront festival unveils full line-up.

Producers Lab Toronto participants unveiled

24-Aug-2015 | By

Twenty-four producers from Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have been selected for the programme.

Omar El Hussein

Film planned on Copenhagen terror attack

24-Aug-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Danish Zentropa producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen reported to the police for racism, when announcing Closed Eyes by Afghan-born director about the Copenhagen terror attack


AFI Conservatory unveils graduate grants

24-Aug-2015 | By

Five graduates from the class of 2014 will receive funding for excellence in their thesis work.

Paper Towns

'Paper Towns' tops UK with $3.3m debut

24-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out again tops Fri-Sun market as it becomes the sixth 2015 release to hit the £30m mark.

Hanan Kattan Despite The Falling Snow

Producers Lab Toronto unveils 2015 line-up

24-Aug-2015 | By

The UK’s Hanan Kattan, Germany’s Peter Rommel and Canada’s Chantelle Kadyschuk  are among those selected for this year’s Producers Lab Toronto (PLT).

Netflix Softbank

Netflix partners with Softbank ahead of Japan launch

24-Aug-2015 | By

Japan’s SoftBank Corp will offer Netflix subscriptions to its 37 million mobile phone customers when the global streaming service launches in Japan on September 2.

JT Bioscopen

Vue Cinemas acquires Dutch exhibitor JT Bioscopen

24-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Vue has purchased the second-largest cinema chain in the Netherlands in a $97 million deal.

Tales From the Slums

Films Without Borders heads to Slum Film Festival

24-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Films Without Borders’ latest production Tales From The Slums will screen this week at Nairobi, Kenya’s fifth-annual Slum Film Festival (Aug 24-29).


S Korea's 'Assassination', 'Veteran' continue box office rise

24-Aug-2015 | By

In South Korea, Choi Dong-hoon’s period action thriller Assassination has become the 9th biggest local film in box office history.

luke treadaway

Luke Treadaway to star in 'A Street Cat Named Bob'

24-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Treadaway to appear alongside Ruta Gedmintas in the adaptation of James Bowen’s best-selling novel.

Azize Tan

Istanbul fest director steps down after censorship scandal

24-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Azize Tan has stepped down after nine years following protests over censorship at the latest edition in April, which led to the cancellation of the festival’s competitions and closing ceremony.

Terminator Genisys

'Genisys' storms China on $27m

23-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 24 UPDATE: The Hollywood-China marriage resumed after the summer blackout as Terminator: Genisys delivered a confirmed $27m debut in China on 25,000 screens and the Bride Wars remake arrived on $23.6m via Fox International.

Straight Outta Compton

'Compton' extends US rule on $26.4m

23-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 24 UPDATE: Universal’s NWA biopic held on to top berth in its second weekend as an estimated $26.4m boosted the running total to an impressive $111.1m.

Mike Downey

Oleg Sentsov appeal renewed at Sarajevo awards

23-Aug-2015 | By

Mike Downey warns the film-making community of imminent sentence for Oleg Sentsov at Sarajevo Film Festival awards ceremony

Jasmila Zbanic

Zbanic reveals ‘Srebrenica’ drama details

23-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Bosnian director and winner of Berlinale’s Golden Bear plans to shoot her film about the wartime massacre next autumn.

Sarajevo Film Festival Open Air Cinema

Sarajevo Film Festival attendance “up 10%”

23-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Festival director Mirsad Purivatra says “quality over quantity” in the programme has led to a boost in figures.

To The Hilt

Sarajevo: Serbia's Taramount acquires 'To The Hilt'; Avant Premieres wrap

23-Aug-2015 | By

Macedonian period epic to be released in first quarter of 2016

Deniz Gamze Erguven

'Mustang' wins best film at Sarajevo Film Festival

22-Aug-2015 | By

Acting awards split between casts of Mustang and Chevalier, Son Of Saul wins Special Jury Prize.

Sarajevo Co Production panel

DSM threat to co-production debated in Sarajevo

22-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Senjanovic

Panel discussed the future of co-production in the proposed Digital Single Market.

The High Sun

Sarajevo: 'The High Sun' wins CICAE award

22-Aug-2015 | By

Docu Rough Cut Boutique prizes also revealed.

Ran Huang

Sarajevo: Ran Huang receives Katrin Cartlidge bursary

22-Aug-2015 | By

Chinese film-maker’s short The Administration Of Glory was in competition at Cannes in 2014

Andreas Ohman

Ohman to direct remake of 'Simple Simon' with 'Breaking Bad' producer

21-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Swedish director working with Breaking Bad producer Mark Johnson.

Avengers Age of Ultron

UK film industry tax breaks approved by EU

21-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Chancellor George Osborne wants more projects like Gravity and Avengers: Age Of Ultron to shoot in the UK.

Benicio del Toro

Benicio Del Toro accepts Sarajevo honour

21-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for actor who attended the festival with new film A Perfect Day.

Sarajevo CineLink Work In Progess

Sales agents, film funds speak at Sarajevo's CineLink

21-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Senjanovic

Elle Driver, Wide Management and European film funds on what brings them back to the Sarajevo Film Festival’s development and financing platform.

Directors Guild of Bosnia and Herzegovina,

Bosnian film directors to call for government support

21-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Award-winning filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic hopes to see tax breaks introduced to encourage film production in the country.

venice vfm market

'The Norm' adaptation to be pitched at Venice Market

21-Aug-2015 | By

An adaptation of Vladimir Sorokin’s bestselling novel The Norm is among eight film projects to be presented at a pitching forum in Venice by Roskino in cooperation with the Venice Film Market on Sept 6 .

Sarajevo Cinema Exhibition panel

Sarajevo: debate divided over cinema exhibition

21-Aug-2015 | By Natasha Senjanovic

The first session of the 2015 Sarajevo Film Festival’s Regional Forum saw panellists and audiences divided over trends in local cinema exhibition

Craig Fairbrass Gunned Down

Red Rock, Impact tie on Sacha Bennett-Craig Fairbrass thriller

21-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Craig Fairbrass to star in action-thriller Cartel.

Straight Outta Compton

‘Straight Outta Compton’ tops social buzz chart

21-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Hip hop biopic scores nearly double the second place film, Paper Towns.

'Rogue Nation' crosses $250m int'l

21-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount and Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation stands at $254m and is expected to dominate for a third weekend.

BAFTA LA to honour Meryl Streep, Sam Mendes, James Corden

20-Aug-2015 | By

The first honourees for the 2015 British Academy Britannia Awards presented by American Airlines on October 30 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel have been announced.

Stephen Frears and Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Stephen Frears, Nuri Bilge Ceylan among Toronto industry speakers

20-Aug-2015 | By

Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival industry office on Thursday revealed further details of next month’s line-up of sessions scheduled to run from September 11-17.


'Carol', 'Dheepan' among Chicago line-up

20-Aug-2015 | By

US premieres of Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth and Charlie Vundla’s South African drama Cuckold are among the initial roster of 24 films announced by programmers at the Chicago International Film Festival on Thursday.


'Dheepan' duo to reunite in Tamil-language film

20-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Stars of Jacques Audiard’s Cannes winner to lead new feature, which is set to shoot in India later this year.

Kino Lucerna Czech Republic

EC's "ill-conceived idea" under fire from exhibitors

20-Aug-2015 | By

The European Commission has come under fire from exhibitor associations for the introduction of a new bonus payment scheme in the Europa Cinemas network’s deadlines to promote partnerships between exhibitors and online distribution platforms.

Our Everyday Life

'Our Everyday Life' enters Oscar race for Bosnia

20-Aug-2015 | By

Ines Tanovic’s film, which screened in competition of Sarajevo Film Festival, has been chosen as Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Oscar submission


PSIFF announces 2016 dates

20-Aug-2015 | By

Organisers at the 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival have unveiled the dates for their next edition.

Michael Winton

Cohen Media Group hires marketing, PR executives

20-Aug-2015 | By

Former IFC Films marketing director Michael Winton has joined as vice-president of marketing, while publicity consultant Laura Sok has been named vice-president of publicity.

Mike Hopkins of Hulu; Jim Packer of Lionsgate

Lionsgate TV chief in MIPCOM keynote

20-Aug-2015 | By

President of worldwide television and digital distribution Jim Packer will take part in an on-stage conversation with Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins on October 5 opening day.

black mass

'Black Mass' writer joins Chicago Mafia drama

20-Aug-2015 | By

Producer-financier Black Label has hired Mark Mallouk for the story based on the Kurt Calabrese life rights.


India’s Zee launches VOD service DishFlix

20-Aug-2015 | By

Dish TV, the direct-to-home (DTH) satellite service of India’s Zee Entertainment Enterprises, has launched a satellite VOD service, DishFlix, which offers US and Indian movies for a monthly fee.

the brand new testament

Jaco Van Dormael's 'The Brand New Testament' wins in Haugesund

20-Aug-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

The festival also handed awards to Danish director Bille August and actress Ghita Nørby for Silent Heart.

Susan Boehm

Susan Boehm leaves Icon Film Distribution

20-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

IFD Australia’s head of acquisitions and development will leave the company after three years.

welcome back

Bollywood sequel 'Welcome Back' to premiere in Dubai

20-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Anees Bazmee’s sequel to 2007’s Welcome will screen in Dubai ahead of its worldwide release.

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan accepts Honorary Heart of Sarajevo

20-Aug-2015 | By

Canadian film-maker received the honour before a screening of Exotica as part of the Tribute To… programme

san sebastian works in progress

San Sebastian reveals Films in Progress titles

20-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

New projects from Alejandro Fernández Almendras, Eliane Caffé and Daniel Hendler are included in this year’s Films in Progress selection.

Jiang Wen in Rogue One

Leeding Media launches US-China talent management firm

20-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Star Wars: Rogue One actor Jiang Wen will be amongst the first clients at Leeding Management.

Buttercup Bill

Sadie Frost to talk women in film at 'Buttercup Bill' premiere

20-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

London premiere to be hosted with Women In Film & Television.

Shooting Stars

Restored 'Shooting Stars' to premiere at BFI London Film Festival

20-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Anthony Asquith’s 1928 film to get a new score from John Altman.

James Buckley

Comedy starring The Inbetweeners' James Buckley underway

20-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Comedians Guide To Survival also features Paul Kaye, MyAnna Burin and Neil Stuke.


Sales team takes shape on 'Viva'

19-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The team representing Paddy Breathnach’s Havana-set drama has come together and will present the film to market buyers in Toronto next month.

Regal Cinemas

Regal Entertainment Group introduces bag checks

19-Aug-2015 | By

The biggest exhibitor chain in the US this week responded to the spate of deadly gun attacks inside US cinemas.

Andrew Currie

Seville International boards 'The Steps'

19-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Anick Poirier and her team will commence world sales in Toronto on Quadrant Motion Pictures’ film about a dysfunctional family reunion.

Charlie Hunnam

'Lost City Of Z' begins production

19-Aug-2015 | By

James Gray’s long-gestating adventure has commenced shooting in Belfast and stars Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson and Tom Holland.


'Neruda' wraps nine-week shoot

19-Aug-2015 | By

Pablo Larraín’s latest film starring Luis Gnecco and Gael García Bernal has completed principal photography in Chile, Argentina and France.

Garm Wars

ARC acquires 'Garm Wars: The Last Druid'

19-Aug-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to Mamoru Oshii’s sci-fi and plans an October 2 day-and-date theatrical and VOD launch.


Sarajevo: strong female presence and austerity trend at CineLink

19-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

CineLink head Amra Baksic Camo discusses the trends around this year’s edition.

Ruben Ostlund

Force Majeure director, actress ready new films for Swedish Film Institute

19-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Ruben Ostlund’s new film The Square is among a host of intriguing projects in development in Sweden.

trinidad + tobago Film Festival unveils Panorama

19-Aug-2015 | By

Asif Kapadia’s Amy, Anna Muylaert’s The Second Mother, Abderrahmane Sissako’s Timbuktu, John Maclean’s Slow West and Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood are among the fiction and documentary line-up.

Shane Smith

Shane Smith joins Hot Docs as director of programming

19-Aug-2015 | By

The new hire arrives from the Toronto International Film Festival and will start on October 5.

'Pride' gets Russian release despite anti-gay laws

19-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Screen spoke to Russian distributor Arthouse, which has pushed through Pride’s release despite marketing challenges.

Simon Perry

Simon Perry talks Film Vast slate

19-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Former UK and Ireland production executive talks growing international ties and incoming projects at Swedish funding body.

Wieland Speck

Busan fest to honour Berlinale's Wieland Speck

19-Aug-2015 | By

South Korean film festival also announces Wide Angle juries.

Oleg Sentsov

State prosecutor calls for 23 years for Sentsov

19-Aug-2015 | By

Oleg Sentsov and co-defendant Aleksandr Kolchenko are currently standing trial in Rostov, Russia.

the clip

Sweden’s SVT houses booming doc slate

19-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Sweden’s national broadcaster is lining up a host of docs that could garner international appeal.

david cooke

BBFC director Cooke to retire

19-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

David Cooke will step down in March 2016 after 12 years in the position.

I Saw The Light

TIFF announces City To City, closing night

18-Aug-2015 | By

Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.

Kilo Two Bravo

Metro Int'l strikes North American deal on 'Kilo Two Bravo'

18-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The London-based sales agent has struck a US and Canadian sale on the BAFTA-nominated war story ahead of next month’s North American premiere in Toronto.

Pinup Dolls On Ice

108 Media boards 'Pinup Dolls On Ice'

18-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based company has picked up US distribution and world sales rights to the second film in BGOI Film’s ‘On Ice’ slasher series.

Sharon Stone

Casting: Sharon Stone joins 'Running Wild'

18-Aug-2015 | By

The star has joined the drama from Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar’s recently launched ESX Entertainment. Separately, Ving Rhames is on board Alcon’s comedy Bastards.

Aleksandr Sokurov's 'Francofonia' sold into Europe, Japan

18-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Drama from the Russian Ark director scores pre-sales ahead of Venice world premiere.


'Freeheld' joins San Sebastian competition

18-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New films by Liu Hao, Joachim Lafosse and Peter Sollett join line-up.

Bud Yorkin

Bud Yorkin dies aged 89

18-Aug-2015 | By

The film and television director, producer and writer died of natural causes at his Bel Air Home. He was 89.

Freddie Highmore

'Holding Patterns' cast bulks up

18-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

AUGUST 26 UPDATE: Gary Ray Moore from House Of Cards has joined Freddie Highmore, Odeya Rush and Haley Joel Osment on Animus Films’ coming-of-age film.

Excess Flesh

Acort International to sell 'Excess Flesh'

18-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Phoenix-based sales agent will represent worldwide rights to Patrick Kennelly’s SXSW psychological thriller.

Go Away Mr Tumor

'Mr Tumor' topples 'Monster Hunt' at China box office

18-Aug-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Edko Films’ Monster Hunt finally relinquished the top spot at the China box office, as Wanda Pictures’ Go Away Mr Tumor opened in pole position with $29.75m in four days.

Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge' sold to China

18-Aug-2015 | By

YooZoo acquires Second World War drama starring Andrew Garfield.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh to receive Zurich honour

18-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

BAFTA Award-winning director to deliver a masterclass at the festival, which will programme a retrospective of his work.

Music docs take centre stage at Way Out West

18-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Sold-out screenings for Amy Winehouse documentary and Cobain: Montage of Heck.


Movio signs pacts with National CineMedia, VOX

18-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

AUGUST 19 UPDATE: Movio on Wednesday signe a long-term deal with National CineMedia for its ‘Movio Media’ market research software.

Euro flag

EU to support S Med filmmakers with $2.2m

18-Aug-2015 | By

A total 120 projects from Morocco to Syria are set to be supported over the next three years by the new $2.2m (€2m) ICAM programme co-funded the European Union.

buzzfeed and nbc

Universal's $200m BuzzFeed investment confirmed

18-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

The deal is set to include collaboration on television and movie content between the two companies.

Venice Film Festival 2015 poster

Venice reveals Sala Web titles

18-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Venice’s “virtual festival” will feature 15 world premieres this year.

oleg sentsov

Industry renew call for Sentsov release

18-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Ukrainian director faces 20 years in jail despite retraction of key witness testimony.

Pernilla August

Pernilla August to introduce 'Serious Game' at Haugesund works-in-progress

18-Aug-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Pernilla August’s new adaption of A Serious Game, scriped by Lone Scherfig, is among the 11 works-in-progress set to be introduced at Haugesund’s New Nordic Films

Cohen Media Group acquires 'Rams'

17-Aug-2015 | By

Chairman and CEO Charles Cohen announced the North American deal for the Cannes Un Certain Regard prize winner on Monday.

Samuel Goldwyn Films buys 'Yakuza Apocalypse'

17-Aug-2015 | By

The North American rights deal for Japanese genre master Takashi Miike’s comedic vampire action thriller precedes the Midnight Madness screening in Toronto next month.

The Inbetweeners Movie

'Inbetweeners' duo exit Bwark to launch new company

17-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Iain Morris and Damon Beesley depart Bwark to set up Fudge Park with former Bwark execs.


Todd Haynes' 'Carol' set for BFI London Film Festival

17-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Period drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara to receive UK premiere at LFF; new trailer released.

Niels Lind Larsen

Niels Lind Larsen returns to CPH PIX

17-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Niels Lind Larsen has been appointed head of programme at CPH PIX in Copenhagen.

Uncle John

FilmBuff boards world rights to 'Uncle John'

17-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

The digital distributor has acquired worldwide rights to Steven Piet’s SXSW drama thriller.


'Pixels' leads UK box office with $4.2m debut

17-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Inside Out leads Fri-Sun with $3m (£1.91m) after just a 3% drop; Warner Bros’ The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is the best of the other new entries with $2.3m (£1.44m).

Sylvia Chang

Busan unveils New Currents Jury; top 10 Asian films

17-Aug-2015 | By

South Korea’s 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) has announced iconic Taiwanese actress and filmmaker Sylvia Chang will lead this year’s New Currents jury.

O.D Welch

O.D Welch named Digital Domain president

17-Aug-2015 | By

The new arrival previously served in senior executive roles at Cameron Pace Group, Prime Focus Limited and 525 Studios among others.


'Assassination' beats 'Avengers' record in S Korea

17-Aug-2015 | By

Korean feature tops 10.5 million admissions.


Serbia joins tax incentive club

17-Aug-2015 | By

Serbia has become the latest country to offer tax incentives to international film and television productions when they shoot in the territory.

Sunset Song

Terence Davies’ 'Sunset Song' gets UK deal

17-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Fortissimo locks UK deal with Metrodome for Toronto title; BBC boards TV rights.


'Børning' wins at Norway's Amandas

17-Aug-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Norwegian director Hallvard Bræin’s action comedy Børning received both the jury and the audiences’ film prize at the ceremony in Haugesund’s Maritim Hall

Star Wars Disney Parks concept art

Disney parks adding 'Star Wars'-themed lands

17-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

The new Star Wars lands will be built at its Orlando and Anaheim theme park locations.

Sarajevo gender equality conference

Gender equality declaration adopted for European film industry

17-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Declaration on gender equality in the European film industry adopted during a conference at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

JK Rowling

Filming begins on Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

17-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Highly-anticipated new film, written by J.K. Rowling, directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne, starts production.

‘The Club’ to open San Sebastian’s Horizontes Latinos

17-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Pablo Larraín’s The Club one of 14 titles in competition.

Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Regional Forum to debate exhibition, co-production

17-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Exhibition and co-production in the borderless world to be discussed at Sarajevo’s Regional Forum.

Neil Bhatt

StudioCanal's Neil Bhatt to join DDA

17-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

Bhatt joins DDA’s board in the role of president, film & television.

Straight Outta Compton

'Compton' soars to $60.2m on US debut

16-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 17 UPDATE: The year when Universal Pictures can seemingly do no wrong continued as the NWA biopic brushed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation aside. Warner Bros’ The Man From U.N.C.L.E. flopped in third place.

Mission Impossible

'Rogue Nation' grosses $46m int’l

16-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 17 UPDATE: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation maintained winning ways thanks to a strong showing in 62 territories that propelled the running total to a confirmed $235.3m after three sessions.

Hong Sang soo

S Korea's 'Right Now, Wrong Then' wins top prizes at Locarno

15-Aug-2015 | By

The Golden Leopard of Locarno Film Festival’s 68th edition went to Right Now, Wrong Then by South Korea’s Hong Sang-soo.

Court postpones Relativity sale

14-Aug-2015 | By

A New York U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Friday approved a $2.5m interim financing loan for the bankrupt company and pushed back the sale timetable by two weeks.

'The President' acquired by Swipe for UK

14-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s film centres on a dictator’s final days in a country taken over by revolutionists.

Norway faces local admissions challenge

14-Aug-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Norwegian cinema is garnering success abroad but attendance for national films has plummeted this year.

Years Of Living Dangerously

FilmRise launches on demand service

14-Aug-2015 | By

The Brooklyn-based film and TV distributor has partnered with streaming video applications provider ViewLift to launch CoolFlix.


Alejandro Amenábar's 'Regression' to open San Sebastian

14-Aug-2015 | By Juan Sarda

Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson star in thriller from director of The Others and The Sea Inside.

'Fantastic Four' trumps 'Pixels' on social media

14-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

Holdover Fantastic Four significantly outperformed the latest Adam Sandler comedy in generating online buzz between August 6-12.

'Rogue Nation' crosses $300m global

14-Aug-2015 | By

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation stands at $184.6m through Paramount Pictures International and is expected to dominate for a third consecutive session.


Alchemy snaps up TIFF selection 'Evolution'

13-Aug-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights from Wild Bunch to Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s French horror film ahead of its world premiere in Toronto’s Vanguard strand.

High Rise

'High-Rise' to premiere in first Toronto Platform competition

13-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Twelve titles also include films by Pablo Trapero, Joaquim Lafosse, He Ping and Fabienne Berthaud.

Heroes Reborn

TIFF unveils first Primetime roster

13-Aug-2015 | By

Toronto brass on Thursday paid homage to arguably the most dynamic and provocative content format in entertainment, announcing the festival’s inaugural slate of six TV projects from the likes of Baltasar Kormákur, Jason Reitman and Lucía Puenzo.

J.K. Simmons

'Bastards', 'The Promise' add cast

13-Aug-2015 | By

J.K. Simmons and American Football Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw are to join Ed Helms and Owen Wilson on the Alcon Entertainment comedy.


A24, David Goyer to develop elevated horror

13-Aug-2015 | By

Marc Munden, the British director behind the TV series Utopia, will direct for the ambitious New York-based film company, Goyer and his Phantom Four.

London Road

Rufus Norris' 'London Road' to close San Sebastian

13-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Musical based around the 2006 Ipswich murders stars Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy.


'Victoria' submission for German Oscar entry awaits decision

13-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria awaiting a decision over the proportion of English in the film.


'Superbob' to get UK release through Signature

13-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Superhero comedy starring Brett Goldstein and Catherine Tate set for UK theatrical release.

Duck Duck Goose

China's Original Force opens US animation hub

13-Aug-2015 | By

The Chinese animation studio has launched a Los Angeles-based production office and brought on industry veterans and longtime producing partners Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox.


Vertical acquires world rights to 'Terminus'

13-Aug-2015 | By

The global rights deal on Marc Furmie’s sci-fi becomes the second such pact for the LA-based distributor as it continues its strategic expansion.

Talkhon Hamzav

'Wonderland' producers in Hot Spot with Oscar winner

13-Aug-2015 | By

Producers plan feature debut of Student Academy Award winner Talkhon Hamzavi.

Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma to receive Venice honour

13-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow to screen out of competition.


Alibaba Pictures appoints Zhang Wei as president

13-Aug-2015 | By

Alibaba Pictures has restructured its management team with the appointment of Zhang Wei as president and Deng Kangming as COO.

Curzon Home Cinema to launch on Virgin Media TiVo

13-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

App will give Virgin Media customers access to independent films.

Amazon reverses declines as Netflix extends lead

13-Aug-2015 | By Alex Farber, Broadcast

Amazon Prime Instant Video reversed declines during 2014 to reach 1.2 million UK homes this year - but it remains well behind rival VoD service Netflix, according to the latest Ofcom study.

Bridge Of Spies

Spielberg's 'Bridge Of Spies' to premiere at New York Film Festival

12-Aug-2015 | By

Steven Spielberg’s espionage thriller starring Tom Hanks has found its awards season launchpad as the New York Film Festival (NYFF) confirmed it had landed the world premiere.

Alexis Kendra

'Goddess Of Love' seduces buyers

12-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Automatic Entertainment has closed key territories on upcoming Film4 FrightFest world premiere.


Vertigo takes over 'Bill' release after Koch restructure

12-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Shakespeare comedy, featuring the stars of Horrible Histories, set to be released in September.


'Messi' to open FICG In LA

12-Aug-2015 | By

Top brass at the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA) announced on Wednesday the line-up of Mexican and Latin American films at the festival, set to run from August 27-30.

Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca, Cartagena set 2016 dates

12-Aug-2015 | By

Top brass at the annual New York and Colombian festivals separately announced on Wednesday their festival dates for next year.

Sir Stephen Spender

Sir Stephen Spender drama in the works

12-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Documentarian Cosima Spender plans feature about her grandfather, the 20th Century writer.

Liam Neeson

Liam Neeson to play US war hero in Korea's 'Operation Chromite'

12-Aug-2015 | By

Taken star Liam Neeson is set to play US Army General Douglas MacArthur in John H. Lee’s upcoming Korean War film about the Incheon Landing Operation.

Ajay Virmani

Ajay Virmani joins Canadian Academy board

12-Aug-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

The president and CEO of Canadian cargo airline Cargojet has been appointed to the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television’s board.

Chris Moll

Ex-Creative England head of film Chris Moll joins Catalyst

12-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Industry veteran to take executive producer and producer duties at new firm.

Guadalajara Swiss focus

Locarno round-up: Swiss films headed to Mexico, Brazil

12-Aug-2015 | By

Swiss cinema is to be put in the spotlight in Mexico and Brazil over the next two years.

'Black Mass', 'Son Of Saul' head to San Sebastian

12-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Venice titles and award-winners from Cannes, Berlin and Sundance included in Pearls strand.

Short SKin

Breaking Glass Pictures acquires 'Short Skin'

12-Aug-2015 | By

The US rights deal on Duccio Chiarini’s Italian sex comedy leads into an October 9 premiere followed by a director Q&A at Cinema Village in New York.


Uggie, canine star of 'The Artist', dies

12-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

Uggie the dog, star of The Artist, has been put to sleep due to difficulties stemming from a prostate tumour.

Europa Distribution

MAD Solutions named Europa Distribution's first Arab member

12-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

MAD Solutions have joined distributor network Europa Distribution, becoming the association’s first member from an Arab country.

Martijn Bal

Martijn Bal joins Film Fest Gent

12-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

Bal named managing director of Belgian festival.

UK Jewish Film Festival secures 'Suffragette', 'Son of Saul'

12-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

UK, international, Israeli and documentary titles revealed.

UKTI hunts production firms for Philippines mission


UKTI is hunting for independent TV production companies and TV technology companies to take to the Philippines on its latest trade mission.

Doha Film Institute co-finances Hany Abu-Assad's 'The Idol'

12-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New film from the director of Oscar-nominated Omar to premiere at Toronto.

Zurich Film Festival 2015 galas

Zurich adds 'Black Mass', 'Colonia' to galas

12-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Toronto-bound dramas added to Zurich line-up.

Bolshoi Babylon

Toronto unveils Docs, Midnight Madness, Vanguard

11-Aug-2015 | By

Organisers unleashed their latest volley of programming, an embarrassment of riches featuring new non-fiction work about education activist Malala Yousafzai, Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the iconic tango pairing of María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes.

The Breadwinner

Angelina Jolie Pitt joins 'The Breadwinner'

11-Aug-2015 | By

The multi-hyphenate and her Jolie Pas Productions have joined the filmmaking team on the upcoming animation.

Christopher Guest

Netflix boards Christopher Guest comedy

11-Aug-2015 | By

The streaming giant announced the new original film Mascots on Tuesday.

Oldenburg International Film Festival

Oldenburg fest to host EFA nomination jury

11-Aug-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Germany’s Oldenburg International Film Festival is to play host to the nomination committee for the European Film Awards’ European Discovery - Prix Fipresci for the first time this year.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' becomes China’s second biggest film ever

11-Aug-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Monster Hunt topped the China box office again last week, reaching a cumulative gross of $330.32m (RMB2.51bn) to become China’s second highest-grossing film of all time.

Le Fort Des Fous

Locarno: Algeria wins trio at Open Doors

11-Aug-2015 | By

Algerian filmmakers were the big winners when the awards were handed out today (Tues) at Locarno’s Open Doors co-production lab, this year dedicated to the Maghreb region.

Film Independent

Film Independent sets 2016 awards show date

11-Aug-2015 | By

Film Independent president Josh Welsh announced on Tuesday the date for this season’s awards show.

Production begins on 'Fifty Shades Of Black'

11-Aug-2015 | By

Marlon Wayans’ spoof has started shooting in Los Angeles, financier and international sales agent IM Global announced on Tuesday.

Locarno: 'Sand Storm' wins First Look on Israel

11-Aug-2015 | By

Film about female empowement in a conservative Bedouin community wins showcase.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute, TWC unveils Fellows

11-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 12 UPDATE: Sundance Institute and Time Warner Foundation announced on Tuesday the ten artists selected for the 2015 Sundance Institute | Time Warner Foundation Fellowship Program.

Jane Fonda in Santa Barbara honour

11-Aug-2015 | By

Santa Barbara International Film Festival top brass will present the actress with the tenth annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film at a gala dinner on October 3.

Adrian Sitaru

Adrian Sitaru in Sarajevo's Work In Progess

11-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Fixer among five projects selected for the CineLink Work in Progress sessions.

Lance Henriksen

Lance Henriksen joins 'Cut To The Chase'

11-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

Blayne Weaver’s film noir will also star Lyndie Greenwood, Erin Cahill, Patrick Day and Weaver himself.

Kaili Blues

Shanghai's CFI picks up Locarno title 'Kaili Blues'

11-Aug-2015 | By

Shanghai-based China Film International (CFI) has picked up worldwide rights to Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan’s Kaili Blues (Lu Bian Ye Can), which receives its world premiere in Locarno’s Cineasti del Presente section today (Aug 11).

Doctor Zhivago

'Doctor Zhivago' set for UK re-release

11-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

BFI to release new 4K digital restoration of David Lean’s epic starring Omar Sharif as part of its upcoming Love project.

Michael Cimino Locarno

Michael Cimino tells Locarno audience "I’ll never stop"

11-Aug-2015 | By Matt Mueller

The director of The Deer Hunter and Heaven’s Gate revealed that he often wonders “why I made the crazy, suicidal turn in the road that I did”.

Alejandro Jodorowsky

Jodorowsky crowdfunding to complete 'Endless Poetry'

11-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

Cult director sets $150,000 goal to fund post-production.

The Wolfpack

Sundance unveils second Hong Kong line-up

11-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Newly added to this year’s festival will be a workshop for young filmmakers and film music composers.


Raindance launches StreaMART to partner creatives with platforms

11-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

Raindance’s Web Fest launches event to connect online filmmakers with distribution platforms.

Barbara Boyle

UCLA TFT honours Barbara Boyle

11-Aug-2015 | By

The UCLA School Of Theater, Film And Television has established an award named after the former executive and Women In Film Crystal Award recipient.

Pitching Tents

'Pitching Tents' begins shoot

11-Aug-2015 | By

Principal photography has begun on Los Angeles-based Meritage Pictures’ 80s-themed comedy.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Relativity Media outlines sale process

10-Aug-2015 | By

A spokesperson for the bankrupt company outlined the imminent sale process on Monday, with the auction set for September 16.


Well Go USA snaps up Chinese hit 'SPL 2', 'The Timber'

10-Aug-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to SPL 2: A Time For Consequences and The Timber.

Indie Sales acquires Venice title ‘Rabin: The Last Day’

10-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Amos Gitai’s drama about the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin to world premiere in competition at the Venice Film Festival.

Point Zero Ponto Zero

Locarno round-up: Film Republic takes Carte Blanche title

10-Aug-2015 | By

In other news: Doc Alliance winner revealed; Viennale boss signs to 2018; update to reports of Tunisian filmmakers pulling titles.

Lana Read

Helios festival to launch with Female Filmmaker Challenge

10-Aug-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The inaugural Cincinnati-based Helios Film Festival set to run from October 9-11 has announced the launch of a Female Filmmaker Challenge in partnership with film website TentSquare.

Made In NY fellowship

Made in NY Media Center launches diversity fellowship

10-Aug-2015 | By

Media and Entertainment Commissioner Cynthia López, the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and NYCEDC announced on Monday a year-long programme to expand resources and opportunities for New Yorkers.

Marge Dean

Marge Dean named Stoopid Buddy Stoodios GM

10-Aug-2015 | By

The Daytime Emmy-winner and entertainment veteran will oversee day-to-day business operations as general manager at the animation studio.

Solveig Anspach

Solveig Anspach dies aged 54

10-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Filmmaker was in post production on comedy Aquatic Effect.

'Fantastic Four' leads UK box office with $4.2m

10-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation leads over Fri-Sun with $3.7m (£2.4m); Universal’s Jurassic World becomes the eighth biggest film of all time with $97.9m (£63.32m).

In The Room

Khoo, Salles, Sokurov join San Sebastian line-up

10-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Zabaltegi strand of the festival will feature 24 titles.

'Rogue Nation' top of world on $93.5m

9-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 10 UPDATE: Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation retained the global, international and North American crowns with ease as the second session generated a confirmed $65m from 58 territories and $28.5m in North America.


'Rogue Nation' tops US on $28.5m

9-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 10 UPDATE: The Tom Cruise roadshow rolled on with gusto as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation stayed top in its second weekend on a confirmed $28.5m that propelled the Paramount-Skydance film’s running total to $107.8m.

Century 16 theatre

Colorado theatre shooter to get life sentence

7-Aug-2015 | By

James Holmes, who massacred 12 people during a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in the Colorado suburb Aurora three years ago, is to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

The Moving Creatures

Cinema Slate, Fandor in Brazilian film pact

7-Aug-2015 | By

Cinema Slate, a new distributor focused on Latin American cinema launched by Rodrigo Brandão, has struck a deal with streaming service Fandor to release four films.

Tunisian filmmakers exit Locarno in Israel protest

7-Aug-2015 | By

Tunisian filmmakers have withdrawn projects destined for Locarno’s Open Doors co-production lab in protest at the festival’s refusal to drop the Israeli focus in the Industry Days’ revamped First Look showcase.

'Amy' to become biggest ever British documentary

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director of Amy Winehouse documentary set to beat his own record.

High Rise

'High-Rise', 'Sunset Song' join San Sebastian competition

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other new titles in competition include Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows and the first animated film to play in San Seb’s official selection.

Kate Mara

'Fantastic Four' star Kate Mara to play war hero Megan Leavey

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Biopic to be directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, the filmmaker behind damning SeaWorld documentary Blackfish.

Michelle Dockery

'Downton Abbey's' Michelle Dockery, Charlotte Rampling join 'The Sense of an Ending'

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) to begin shooting next week.

La Vanite

Locarno round-up: Swiss cinema goes international

7-Aug-2015 | By

Swiss filmmakers’ activities at home and abroad are to be given a welcome boost by the introduction of new financial instrument - the Film Standort Schweiz (FiSS) – and a new government decree for  international cooperation.

Sarajevo Film Festival

Poland named Sarajevo Film Festival partner country

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Polish delegation headed for Sarajevo’s co-production market CineLink.

Sarajevo Open Air

Sarajevo Regional Forum to tackle gender equality

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Conference on gender equality to be held at Sarajevo Film Festival’s Regional forum

‘Fantastic Four’ rules buzz chart

7-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mission: Impossible ranks second.

Mission Impossible Fantastic Four

'Mission 5' battles 'Fantastic Four'

7-Aug-2015 | By

Paramount/Skydance’s Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation heads into the second session and will have to muster all its charm to resist the advance of Fantastic Four.

Hannah Minghella

Hannah Minghella moves from Columbia to TriStar


The Columbia Pictures co-president of production has become president of TriStar Pictures as Tom Rothman shuffled his Sony executive pack on Thursday.

Winter On Fire

Netflix dates 'Winter On Fire'

6-Aug-2015 | By

The streaming service has set its worldwide digital release date for Evgeny Afineevsky’s documentary about the birth of the civil rights movement in Ukraine.

Pay The Ghost

RLJ Entertainment acquires 'Pay The Ghost'

6-Aug-2015 | By

The distributor has taken all US rights to the Nicolas Cage horror film from the international sales agent Voltage Pictures.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Bold Films, Jake Gyllenhaal in pact

6-Aug-2015 | By

The Los Angeles-based producer-financier has struck a first-look production deal with its Nightcrawler star.

Led Zeppelin

Warner Music readies biopics, docs with Catalyst

6-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Warner Music artists include Prince and Led Zeppelin.

Tom Quinn and Jason Janego

RADIUS co-heads exit company

6-Aug-2015 | By

Screendaily has confirmed that Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, the pair who founded the theatrical and VOD day-and-date enterprise four years ago under the auspices of TWC, have left the mothership.

Steve Jobs

'Steve Jobs' to close BFI London Film Festival

6-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Danny Boyle’s biopic, starring Michael Fassbender as the Apple visionary, to receive its European premiere in London.

Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes to receive Gothams honour

6-Aug-2015 | By

The filmmaker, in awards contention this upcoming season for Carol, will receive the Director Tribute at the 25th Annual IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York on November 30.


XLrator Media acquires 'Mateo'

6-Aug-2015 | By

XLrator Media has acquired North American rights to the SXSW documentary Mateo by Aaron I. Naar.

Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F

'Dragon Ball Z' scores US opening day hit

6-Aug-2015 | By

FUNimation Entertainment announced a mighty opening night for the theatrical release of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F.

Kang Soo youn

Busan's new co-director Kang Soo-youn talks censorship controversy

6-Aug-2015 | By

A month after her appointment as co-director of Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), Kang Soo-youn was on stage in Seoul speaking with the press alongside her co-director colleague Lee Yong-kwan.


ScreenSingapore launches new project market

6-Aug-2015 | By

ScreenSingapore (SS) has announced the inaugural Southeast Asian Film Financing (SAFF) Project Market, which will run Dec 2-4.


Camerimage readies TV competition

6-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Prestigious Polish festival readies pilot and first episode strand.


BIFA launches first events programme for students and graduates

6-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: British Independent Film Awards’ Insider Series supported by Creative Skillset.

Stalins Funeral

Vyborg to show Stalin drama

6-Aug-2015 | By

Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s 1990 drama Stalin’s Funeral, starring Vanessa Redgrave as an English journalist, will be shown at Vyborg’s “Window on Europe” Film Festival of Russian Cinema (Aug 7-13)

Danny Huston

Danny Huston set for Sarajevo Film Festival return

6-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

US actor/director to curate the Katrin Cartlidge Foundation award and present new feature Tigers alongside director Danis Tanovic.

San Sebastian Industry Club

San Sebastian co-pro forum titles unveiled


Projects selected from across South America and Europe.

Eddie Redmayne backs film education charity

6-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Oscar-winning star named Ambassador of Into Film.

Uni hits record global box office

5-Aug-2015 | By

Universal Pictures top brass announced on Wednesday that after seven months the studio had reached $5.53bn, overtaking $5.52bn set by Fox in 2014 for a new industry record.

Into The Forest

Toronto announces Canadian line-up

5-Aug-2015 | By

World premieres for Patricia Rozema, Guy Édoin and Stephen Dunn are among the selection scheduled to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Miles Ahead

SPC picks up awards contender ‘Miles Ahead’

5-Aug-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has pounced on a hot awards prospect, acquiring US rights and all available territories on Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic and feature directorial debut.

Sony Pictures unveils 2016, 2017 slates

5-Aug-2015 | By

The studio, urgently in need of lucrative franchises and facing the possibility it could lose the James Bond series in a competitive auction later this year after it releases Spectre, has announced 16 key releases over the next two years.


Tennessee theatre gunman shot dead

5-Aug-2015 | By

UPDATE: Police have identified the man they shot dead at a Nashville suburban multiplex as 29-year-old Vincente David Montano. They also said he had been carrying what turned out to be an air pistol and not a gun.

'Doctor Strange' set for "dark", "psychedelic" look

5-Aug-2015 | By Samuel Joyce

Doctor Strange DoP Ben Davis discussed the visual palette and context of the anticipated superhero film starring Benedict Cumberbatch at BAFTA.

'Class Of 92' director readies Ibiza feature

5-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 to produce Ben Turner’s first scripted feature.


Sion Sono's 'Tag' wins at Fantasia

5-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Montreal’s genre film festival wraps with over 100,000 spectators attending across its 23 days of screenings.

Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale, G.E.M. join 'Charming'

5-Aug-2015 | By Jeremy Berkowitz

The trio have joined star Demi Levato on 3QU Media’s animated musical comedy, which has begun shooting in Montreal at Cinesite’s new animation studio.


Big World Pictures acquires 'Aferim!'

5-Aug-2015 | By

Big World Pictures has acquired US rights from Beta Cinema to Romania’s foreign language Oscar submission.

Origin Unknown behind the scenes

Sci-fi thriller 'Origin Unknown' readies in UK

5-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK feature to be directed by vfx supervisor Hasraf ‘HaZ’ Dulull.

Bill Lee

Alchemy boosts board, hires strategy and planning exec

5-Aug-2015 | By

Pat Fitzgerald and Mitch Lowe have joined the board of directors while Kelly Summers arrives as svp of strategy and planning.

Sky confirms UK broadcast of controversial Scientology doc

5-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Captions to be added to Alex Gibney documentary Going Clear for its UK broadcast, which will also air across Ireland.

'Brooklyn' UK release brought forward

5-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Lionsgate UK brings release forward by three weeks.

Marco Solari

Locarno's Marco Solari slams corruption claims

5-Aug-2015 | By

Locarno Film Festival president Marco Solari has hit out claims that festival sponsors’ invitations to more than 80 Swiss politicians could be construed as corruption or trying to curry influence.

Wimbledon Studios

Wimbledon Studios reopens for business

5-Aug-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

The tenant of Wimbledon Studios has reopened the facility for hire by TV and film productions.

BAFTA sets 2016 awards dates

5-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Key dates for entry, screenings and nominations announcement confirmed.

'Ultron' drives Disney studio unit in 3Q

4-Aug-2015 | By

The Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger hailed strong performance of “unparalleled brands, franchises and creative content” as the entertainment giant reported third quarter earnings of $2.5bn.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Cheryl Boone Isaacs re-elected Academy president

4-Aug-2015 | By

The board of governors announced the news on Tuesday night adding that 20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos will embark on his first officer stint as treasurer.

john niven

Donna Gigliotti’s Levantine Films options John Niven satire

4-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Silver Linings Playbook producer options UK novel from Kill Your Friends writer.

Bone Tomahawk

RLJ Entertainment snaps up 'Bone Tomahawk'

4-Aug-2015 | By

The Caliber Media Western stars Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox, Lili Simmons and Richard Jenkins.

The Hateful Eight

'Hateful Eight', 'John Wick 2', 'Gold' among Ascot buys

4-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Deals with TWC, Sierra Affinity, Lionsgate/Summit and Mister Smith for Ascot Elite.

High Rise

Zurich fest galas include 'High-Rise', 'The Program'

4-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

First wave of galas also include Noah Baumbach’s Mistress America and Lance Armstrong biopic The Program.

Andrea Grau

Canada’s Touchwood PR opens LA office

4-Aug-2015 | By

Former president of District PR Kevin McLean will lead the operation as director while international film publicist Kara MacLean is manager and previously worked with Touchwood PR in Toronto.

Woody Allen bulks up cast on latest project

4-Aug-2015 | By

Jeannie Berlin, Corey Stoll from Ant-Man and Ken Stott have joined the cast ahead of a production start later this month in New York and Los Angeles.


Gramercy sets 'Sinister Weekends'

4-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

In anticipation of the release of Sinister 2, Gramercy Pictures has scheduled a midnight screenings programme to run over August 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23.  

Dean Devlin

Dean Devlin to give VES Summit keynote

4-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

The Electric Entertainment founder and president will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Visual Effects Society’s (VES) 7th annual Summit on October 17 in Hollywood.

A Few Best Men

Screen Australia backs 'A Few Best Men' sequel

4-Aug-2015 | By

Backing also allocated to China-Australia co-production The Nest.

Captain America

'Captain America: Civil War' benefits from new German funding

4-Aug-2015 | By

Studio Babelsberg’s co-production of the upcoming Captain America sequel and Steven Quale’s action film The Lake are to benefit from new German funding specifically targeted at VFX studios.

Hope Dickson Leach

Campaign launched to support parents in film industry

4-Aug-2015 | By Tom Grater

New initiative Raising Films launches crowdfunding campaign in a bid to hire a project manager.

Screen owner MBI acquires trio of media brands


Screen publisher Media Business Insight (MBI) has acquired three media database brands from business intelligence publisher Wilmington plc for an undisclosed sum.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' set for sing-a-long release

4-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sing-a-long re-release will mark 40th anniversary; Monty Python troupe to film special introduction.

Calin Peter Netzer

'Child's Pose' director to head Sarajevo jury

4-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Calin Peter Netzer won the Golden Bear at the 2013 Berlinale.

Louder Than Bombs

'Louder Than Bombs' to close Norwegian fest

4-Aug-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

World premiere of Nordic disaster movie The Wave to open festival in Haugesund.

London Film School withdraws from Barbican move

3-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Private funding shortfall and tough economic climate halt move.

HanWay in time with Skolimowski’s '11 Minutes'

3-Aug-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit to handle Venice-bound thriller starring Richard Dormer.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

'Mission: Impossible 5' leads UK on $8.36m

3-Aug-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Hot Pursuit lands with soft $486,000 (£311,000) from its 329 sites; Altitude Film Distribution’s Amy will hit £3m today.

Julie Delpy's 'Lolo' to premiere at Venice Days

3-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

French comedy added to sidebar’s competition.

Chloe And Theo

ARC acquires 'Chloe And Theo'

3-Aug-2015 | By

Ezna Sands directed the drama starring Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino and Theo Ikummaq.

Abbey Lee

'Rabbit', starring 'Fury Road’s' Abbey Lee, to be pitched at PFM

3-Aug-2015 | By

Abduction thriller voted to UK market by Melbourne’s 37º South Market.

Hana Makhmalbaf

Busan unveils Asian Project Market 2015 line-up

3-Aug-2015 | By

Titles include London Stories from Hana Makhmalbaf [pictured].

Oleg Sentsov

"Breakthrough" for defence in Oleg Sentsov trial

3-Aug-2015 | By

Key prosecution witness retracts testimony.

6 Days

Embassy siege thriller '6 Days' begins London shoot

3-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

First images of Jamie Bell and Mark Strong revealed.

Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin elected HIFF co-chairman

3-Aug-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

Alec Baldwin and Randy Mastro have been elected co-chairmen of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF).

Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn to voice animation 'Ethel & Ernest'

3-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Voice cast of Raymond Briggs’ adaptation also includes Luke Treadaway and Virginia McKenna.

Gigi Pritzker

Gigi Pritzker in Chicago fest Industry Days honour

3-Aug-2015 | By Angela Lee

The OddLot founder and CEO will receive an industry tribute to start the four-day conference section of the

Jerzy Skolimowski

'Wakhan Front' takes top prize in Motovun

3-Aug-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Iceland’s Gunnar Jonsson gets a special mention; Jerzy Skolimowski  [pictured] is honoured as Motovun Maverick.

'Lucifer' wins Wroclaw Grand Prix

3-Aug-2015 | By

Miguel Gomes’ Arabian Nights wins FIPRESCI Jury prize at New Horizons festival.


UK's Creative Skillset launches film census

3-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Marks first industry-wide census since 2012.


Arthouse driving 'Mustang' to Russia

3-Aug-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Turkish film won prizes at the Cannes Film Festival and Odessa.


Tom Cruise rules world on $120m

2-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 3 UPDATE: The action icon who defies the slide of age returned to the fray over the weekend as Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation dominated the international arena on a confirmed $64.5m from 40 territories and ruled North America on $56m.

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

'Rogue Nation' tops US on $55.5m

2-Aug-2015 | By

AUGUST 3 UPDATE: Tom Cruise returned to pole position at the North American box office and bucked the trend of diminishing debuts for the last two episodes in the spy franchise, playing his part in helping 2015 box office stay 8.1% ahead of last year by the same stage.

UK Creative Industries infographic

INFOGRAPHIC: UK creative jobs


The importance of creative jobs to the UK economy


SPC throws 'Truth' into awards ring

31-Jul-2015 | By

The ‘Rathergate’ drama starring Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett will open in New York and Los Angeles on October 16.

Court approves $9.5m Relativity loan

31-Jul-2015 | By

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has granted permission for the bankrupt company to pay staff and maintain day-to-day operations.

Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman joins STX sci-fi romance

31-Jul-2015 | By

Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson have also joined the untitled intergalactic love story that Peter Chelsom will direct.

The Crow 1994

'The Crow' remake "suspended"

31-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pinewood Cardiff shoot for Relativity-backed remake put on ice.


IFC Midnight acquires '#Horror'

31-Jul-2015 | By

Tara Subkoff’s genre film stars Chloe Sevigny, Tim Hutton, Natasha Lyonne, Balthazar Getty and Taryn Manning, among others.

Bill Wyman

Bill Wyman doc leads slate for former Pulse exec

31-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Profile of Rolling Stones bassist leads London-based outfit’s doc slate.

Ewa Puszczynska

'Ida' producer readies first project with own company

31-Jul-2015 | By

Ewa Puszczynska, a producer on Pawel Pawlikowski’s Oscar-winning Ida, is preparing the first feature project of her own new company.

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe joins Noomi Rapace sci-fi; shoot begins

31-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

What Happened to Monday? has begun production in Romania; new cast additions include Kon-Tiki’s Pal Sverre Hagen.


Cinedigm appoints four to board

31-Jul-2015 | By

The distributor announced on Friday that Blair Westlake, Andy Schuon, Zvi Rhine and Patrick O’Brien have joined as independent directors and will serve on the board, effective immediately.

Pippa Harris

Pippa Harris to chair BAFTA Film Committee

31-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Co-founder of Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions replaces Nik Powell, stepping up from her role as deputy chair.

The Dvor Massacre

Sarajevo Film Festival unveils full line-up

31-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Newly announced strands include 1995-2015 Dealing With The Past.

Eclair Group

Ymagis takeover of Eclair Group cleared

31-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Ymagis to acquire Éclair’s operating activities, assets and holdings in subsidiaries in France, Germany and Morocco.

Inside Out

'Inside Out' beats 'Southpaw' in buzz chart

31-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ranks third.


World prepares for 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

31-Jul-2015 | By

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation arrives in 40 territories day-and-date with North America in an opening salvo that should result in a new weekend champion.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Relativity files for bankruptcy

30-Jul-2015 | By

Ryan Kavanaugh’s embattled studio ended months of speculation on Thursday, initiating a voluntary Chapter 11 filing it said would allow it to strengthen the balance sheet and recapitalise.

David Glasser

David Glasser to exit TWC

30-Jul-2015 | By

The seven-year veteran who arrived in September 2008 to head the international division and climbed to president and COO has resigned and will leave in November.

Beasts Of No Nation

'Beasts Of No Nation' to open in Landmark venues

30-Jul-2015 | By

Netflix, Bleecker Street and Landmark announced a partnership on Thursday that will put Netflix’s first original film in 19 of the US exhibitor’s markets.

Regal Theatres

Regal rejects Paramount windows experiment

30-Jul-2015 | By

The largest exhibitor in the US has declined to take part in Paramount’s bid to shorten the traditional 90-day window between theatrical and home entertainment viewing.

New Regency closes $200m financing

30-Jul-2015 | By

The new capital commitments will support the upcoming pipeline and as well as TV growth.

Arabian Nights

Kino Lorber acquires 'Arabian Nights'

30-Jul-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to Miguel Gomes’ six-hour trilogy about social and economic woes in Portugal.

Atom Egoyan

Sarajevo fest to honour Atom Egoyan

30-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Director’s latest feature Remember to screen at Venice and Toronto.

Mohsen Makhmalbaf

Mohsen Makhmalbaf to preside over Russia's On The Edge jury

30-Jul-2015 | By

Filipino director Lav Diaz among jury members.

Off Road. Mugaritz Feeling A Way

San Sebastian's Culinary competition mixes Spanish, Asian flavours

30-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Section to open with Pep Gatell’s documentary about leading restaurant Mugaritz.

Russell Simmons

HBO, Russell Simmons strike first-look pact

30-Jul-2015 | By

HBO has struck a first-look deal with Russell Simmons’ new All Def Digital (ADD) for what the parties called a wide range of television projects.

Venice Film Festival 2015 poster

Venice’s Sala Web set for Festival Scope

30-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The fourth edition of Venice’s Sala Web will stream selected Horizons Competition & Biennale College titles from the festival online. 

the pope

Pope visit delays NYFF opening night

29-Jul-2015 | By

The New York Film Festival (NYFF) world premiere screening of The Walk has been moved back one day to September 26 in anticipation of the Pontiff’s visit to the city.

Awards posse get US release dates

29-Jul-2015 | By

Room, Secret In Their Eyes and Carol have been dated for the autumn corridor as their distributors bolster the films’ awards credentials.

The Danish Girl

Venice film festival reveals 2015 line-up

29-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne, and Atom Egoyan’s Remember among the 21 competition titles.

Lee Choong jik

S Korea's Jeonju names Lee Choong-jik festival director

29-Jul-2015 | By

Lee previously headed the Korean Film Commission.


First look at Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy in 'Anthropoid'

29-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner and Alena Mihulová join Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Anna Geislerová and Charlotte Le Bon in Sean Ellis’ Second World War thriller.

Cat Power

Cat Power to narrate Janis Joplin doc

29-Jul-2015 | By

The musician also known as Chan Marshall has boarded Janis ahead of the film’s out-of-competition world premiere in Venice. Content holds worldwide rights.

Zurich Iran focus

Zurich Film Festival to spotlight Iran

29-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Festival to highlight features and docs from the new generation of Iranian filmmakers.

the people vs fritz bauer

Beta Cinema picks up 'The People vs. Fritz Bauer'

29-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Lars Kraume’s Nazi-hunting drama has been sold in France and Switzerland; further deals are in “final negotiations”.

Alex Ranarivelo

Alex Ranarivelo to direct 'Running Wild'

29-Jul-2015 | By

Forrest Lucas and Ali Afshar of newly launched ESX Entertainment made the announcement on Wednesday.

Relativity lays off 75 employees

29-Jul-2015 | By

A spokesperson for the beleaguered company confirmed the development on Wednesday as speculation mounted that there would be an imminent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.


Toronto to open with 'Demolition'; world premieres for 'Trumbo', 'The Program'

28-Jul-2015 | By

TIFF 40 to open with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Keith Richards

Morgan Neville's Keith Richards doc to debut on Netflix

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary on the Rolling Stones guitarist made by the director of Oscar-winner 20 Feet From Stardom.

The Walk

Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' to open Tokyo film festival

28-Jul-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

Director Bryan Singer to head the main competition jury.


Telefilm Canada pledges C$8.1m for 14 films

28-Jul-2015 | By

The funding body’s Canada Feature Film Fund allocation applies to the 2014-15 cycle and includes films from Kim Nguyen and features actors such as Dane DeHaan and Catherine Keener.

Ode To My Father

Korean box office rises 2.6% in first half of 2015

28-Jul-2015 | By

Box office tops $653m… but admissions fall 1.5%.

Tom Gilroy

Tom Gilroy wins screenwriting grant

28-Jul-2015 | By Angela Lee

The writer has been awarded the 2015 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship to work on his script Our Lady Of The Snow.

Moon Dogs

'Moon Dogs' begins Scotland shoot

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Coming-of-age film marks feature debut of Downton Abbey director Philip John.


San Sebastian unveils New Directors titles

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The 13 films competing for a $55,000 prize include Scott Graham’s Iona and Hans Christian Berger’s After Eden.

The High Sun

'The High Sun' is big winner in Pula

28-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The 62nd Pula Film Festival wrapped in Croatia on Saturday with its Best Croatian Film of the year award going to Dalibor Matanic’s The High Sun. 

Kill Time

CTE renews output deals with Hong Kong studios

28-Jul-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has renewed its exclusive, multi-year output deals with Hong Kong studios Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP), Mega-Vision Project Workshop (MVPW) and Universe Entertainment.

Martine Reicherts

Martine Reicherts named Creative Europe head

28-Jul-2015 | By

Xavier Prats Monné to take a new EC role.

'Amy' set for Sarajevo Summer Nights

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sarajevo Film Festival’s Laško Summer Nights line-up revealed.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt', 'Monkey King' break records

28-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Monster Hunt continuted to break records at the China box office office last week, becoming the highest-grossing Chinese film ever with a gross of $221.41m after 11 days.

Toronto 40th press conference

VIDEO: Toronto 2015 press conference


The first titles for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. Watch the press conference here…

Steve Jobs

‘Steve Jobs’ to screen at NYFF

27-Jul-2015 | By

Danny Boyle’s biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the digital age visionary who changed the face of personal computing, telephony and music will screen on October 3 as the centrepiece screening of the 53rd New York Film Festival.

Film admissions surge in UK, production spend wobbles

27-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

BFI stats reveal surge in admissions in 2015 but potential fall in production spend of UK independent films in past year.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning eyed for 'All The Bright Places'

27-Jul-2015 | By

Miguel Arteta will direct Demarest Media and Mazur/Kaplan’s adaptation of the Jennifer Niven YA novel.

Diane Kruger

Venice reveals 2015 juries

27-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Competition jury includes Elizabeth Banks, Lynne Ramsay, Diane Kruger and Hou Hsiao-hsien.

'Second Mother' to open Sarajevo Film Festival

27-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance award-winner to open festival; Dagur Kári’s Tribeca winner Virgin Mountain to close.

Death Valley

Indican Pictures acquires 'Death Valley'

27-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up all North American rights to the noir thriller and has set an October 20 release.

Sadie Katz

Sadie Katz to star in 'Blood Feast' remake

27-Jul-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The actress joins Robert Rusler and Caroline Williams on US-based Gundo Entertainment’s splatter film remake.


Cuba's 'Behavior' wins at Skip City in Japan

27-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Japenese festival that focuses solely on digital cinema reveals its 2015 winners.

Inside Out

'Inside Out' leads UK box office with $11.4m

27-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest posts sixth biggest UK opening for Pixar outings from an industry record release of 608 sites.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $46m

26-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 27 UPDATE: Edko Films’ announced early on Monday that its 3D fantasy had reached $217.7m (RMB 1.349bn) after 11 days to become the highest grossing Chinese film in history.


'Ant-Man' stays top in North America on $25m

26-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 27: Marvel Studios’ latest slice of superhero action held on to its top bunk over the weekend to beat Sony’s new arrival Pixels in a photo finish.

black mass

'Black Mass' to get Venice world premiere

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Johnny Depp crime-drama biopic will play out of competition at the 72nd Biennale.

angelina jolie

Angelina Jolie Pitt, Netflix line up Khmer Rouge drama

24-Jul-2015 | By

Star finds home for her long-gestating Cambodian genocide drama.

michael b jordan

Michael B. Jordan to star in 'Just Mercy' for Broad Green

24-Jul-2015 | By

The company announced on Friday it is adapting Bryan Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption.

The Daughter

Saura, Celestini, Stone among Venice Days line-up

24-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

Luis Tosar thriller to open strand; Laurent Cantet to chair jury; programme includes Agnès Varda, Alice Rohrwacher shorts.

El Gigante

Raven Banner boards 'El Gigante'

24-Jul-2015 | By

The Toronto-based company announced from Fantasia it has come on to handle world sales and direct distribution in Canada on the Luchagore Productions title.

gore verbinski

Verbinski, Barron, von Trotta backed by German funds

24-Jul-2015 | By

Funds MDM and FFF Bayern are providing more than $9.4m (€8.6m).

venice vfm market

Venice reveals Gap-Financing Market line-up

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Venice Film Market will showcase 15 projects seeking completion financing.


SPRI unleashes 'Pixels'

24-Jul-2015 | By

Sony’s action-comedy will vie for the international box office crown this weekend against Chinese smash Monster Hunt — although it holds a few territories itself — as well as Disney-Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and Universal-Illumination’s Minions.

Grand 16

Three dead in Louisiana theatre shooting

24-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATE: Police in Lafayette said on Friday the two women who died in Thursday’s shooting at the Grand 16 theatre in Lafayette were Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33. The gunman was identified as 59-year-old John Russell Houser.


Lux Prize trio unveiled

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) to get distribution support.

benicio del toro

Sarajevo to honour Benicio Del Toro

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Honorary Heart of Sarajevo Award for actor who is attending the festival with new film A Perfect Day.


'Ant-Man' crushes rivals in UK social media buzz

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Marvel’s latest comfortably fended off Inside Out and Southpaw to top this week’s social media buzz chart.

the memory of water

Global Screen picks up 'The Memory Of Water'

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

German sales outfit acquires Spanish-speaking drama starring Elena Anaya.