The Academy issued a statement on Monday in which it said it was investigating the best picture blunder at Sunday’s Oscars and would “determine what actions are appropriate going forward.”
In a shock finale to Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards, the drama was named best picture moments after La La Land had been declared the winner in error.
BBC Films appoints Film4 executive to lead role.
After staying off Twitter during Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, the US president broke his silence on Monday.
Accountancy firm release statement after chaotic finale to Academy Awards.
How the winners reacted at this year’s uneventful Oscars.
The excruciating mix-up overshadowed the rest of the show.
From Mahershala Ali to Janet Patterson - Screen runs through some of the buzz topics from last night’s Academy Awards.
Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker crosses £20m mark in third weekend.
Indian drama was recently refused a release certificate in India due to its subject matter.
Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki confirmed the news at a pre-Oscars event.
Agreement makes Bona one of IMAX’s top five exhibitor partners in China.
Separately, Films We Like has acquired Daniel Warth’s Slamdance award-winner Dim The Fluorescents.
Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell had lost out 20 times before last night’s ceremony.
Asghar Farhadi and Gael Garcia Bernal spoke out against the US president.
Moonlight claimed the top prize at Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards in a dramatic finale.
Top brass and show producers were left stunned when Sunday’s bungled climax added a notorious coda to what had been up until then a good-humoured and classy show.
FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film debuted at number one in the latest low-budget hit for the studio’s partnership with Blumhouse Productions.
“Bill Paxton could play any role, but he was best at being Bill.”
US actor dies following “complications from surgery”, according to family statement.
FEBRUARY 27 UPDATE: The Great Wall reaches $300m worldwide
A24’s drama – and the distributor itself – enjoyed a huge Saturday afternoon at Film Independent’s 32nd annual Spirit Awards ceremony on the beach in Santa Monica.
Governors act on recommendation of sound branch executive committee.
UK entertainment union Bectu is holding a protest in London today with striking Picturehouse staff.
France’s highest film awards were handed out at the 42nd annual ceremony in Paris on Friday .
EXCLUSIVE: Harvey Weinstein shows he still has that awards season magic.
The finance plan for Martin Scorsese’s mob story remains unclear.
The six nominated directors in the best foreign-language Oscar category on Friday issued a stirring joint statement two days before the Academy Awards.
EXCLUSIVE: Festival winners sell to Europe, Asia, Australia and South America.
Superhero spin-off edges out John Wick and Hidden Figures to top weekly chart.
Affleck was on board to direct the film but stepped aside to prioritise his performance.
Finland now offerering 25% tax incentive for film and TV production.
The Expendables and London Has Fallen producer has sold a majority stake to the owner of Aston Villa Football Club.
Meanwhile Paramount’s XXX: Return Of Xander Cage continues its march towards $300m.
Sci-fi crime thriller for TriStar based on 2014 novel by Tom Sweterlitsch.
EXCLUSIVE: Ferenc Török’s drama explores postwar Hungary before the Communist take-over.
Point Grey Pictures, Denver And Delilah Films and Good Universe announced the project on Thursday.
Damien Chazelle given Carte Blanche to present influential French film.
City To City, Vanguard axed from 2017 edition.
Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels among previously announced cast.
The action thriller financed by Studiocanal has moved back from its initial 2017 slot.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish arthouse distributor Karma inks deals for several titles and broadens its slate.
The $28.5m TV series is being developed by Sky Germany with other partners.
European cinema technologies specialist sees earnings jump year-on-year and is now eyeing the Chinese market.
Speaking at a BFI event in London, the director said film viewing on tablet or TV was “not the best way”.
Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur’s company credits include recent Berlinale premiere Final Portrait.
Festival executives unveil several features and VR projects ahead of the jamboree in Austin, Texas, that runs from March 10-19.
Stars align as streaming giant eyes its latest notable acquisition target.
Studio chairman and CEO departs after 12 years on back of ill-fated 2016.
Production on father-daughter drama set for April start in Portland, Oregon.
Joint venture launches on March 31 and will produce, distribute content.
The move comes as the Los Angeles-based film and TV company ramps up operations.
The official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honour the British star on March 30.
The Starz Original series becomes available to stream from Wednesday.
Documentary explores work of portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman.
Marvel films, Pixar sequels will also get the IMAX treatment.
The documentary festival is also launching a fifth competition strand at its 2017 edition.
Industry figures have issued a rallying cry to protect their autonomy in the face of perceived government interference.
Study shows that 29% of films in 2016 had a woman as the lead character.
Fifty Hollywood leaders and influencers, including studio heads, agency partners, senior network executives, talent and guild representatives brought together by Women In Film and Sundance Institute have announced the launch of ReFrame, a formal action plan to further gender parity in the media industry.
EXCLUSIVE: James Roday, Danny Glover and Robin Weigert star.
After a year of flops, executive committee takes helm at the studio.
Initial slate includes The Scrawl and The Mean Tide.
Principal photography has begun at Pinewood Studios in London on the untitled stand-alone Star Wars prequel starring Alden Ehrenreich in the lead role.
Industry veteran, co-producer of Fox’s upcoming untitled A.A. Milne biopic, died suddenly at home last weekend.
Both South American titles premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Forthcoming novel chronicles real life story of the man who was the inspiration for the character M in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.
Five fiction, five documentary projects from underrepresented voices to receive support.
Pig Heart Boy writer Malorie Blackman was presented with an honorary NFTS fellowship.
EXCLUSIVE: Brisk business for Italian sales outfit at EFM.
Warner Bros’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $2.78m (£2.23m) opening; Moonlight posts strong site average.
xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage is top again; Jackie Chan’s Kung Fu Yoga breaks another record.
EXCLUSIVE: New Europe inked deals on the film for France and Turkey at this month’s EFM.
UK initiative sees Google and Bing working with rights holders.
German comedy wins five awards, including best picture and director.
Aki Kaurismaki’s latest was tops pack of Berlinale competition titles.
La La Land surges past $205m; XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $263m.
Warner Bros’ animation held on to pole position over a sluggish four-day Presidents’ Day weekend as an estimated $42.7m propelled the running total to $107.3m.
The Writers Guild Of America, West and East held simultaneous ceremonies on both coasts on Sunday night.
UPDATE WITH KEY SPEECHES: Hungarian title On Body And Soul takes best film; Aki Kaurismaki, Sebastian Lelio among winners; Insyriated and I Am Not Your Negro scoop Panorama audience awards; 2018 festival dates revealed.
Festival to host a retrospective of the work of late Taiwanese filmmaker.
EXCLUSIVE: Drama is co-produced by Augustin and Pedro Almodóvar.
Bleecker Street set to distribute in the US; film gets August release date.
Increase driven by films including Train To Busan, provision of VFX services and hosting shoots such as Netflix’s Okja.
Syria-set drama set to benefit from European exhibition support.
Chinatown director has been a fugitive from US for 40 years after pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor.
Fifty Shades Of Grey sequel continues to dominate social media chatter.
Seven films selected for scheme, which awards projects a $24,000 development fund.
The film industry’s use of data and the need to establish better education among issues discussed.
Universal Filmed Entertainment has joined strategic investors Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, eOne, and Alibaba Pictures.
Warner Bros. talking to Gibson about replacing David Ayer, according to reports.
On The Beach At Night Alone scores second-highest rating of competition so far.
UK mentoring programme Guiding Lights attracts top industry figures for eighth edition.
Vancouver-based producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert announced a pair of key hires on Wednesday as he builds up his US presence and television operations.
Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.
European premiere of animated musical Torrey Pines among festival highlights.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Stars of Tomorrow involved in trio of projects set for production.
The Oscar-winning actor’s scripted feature directorial debut is a crime thriller set up at Paramount based on an original screenplay by James Ellroy.
EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer-director George Bamber’s gay dark comedy.
EXCLUSIVE: Chilean genre master Patricio Valladares is in early talks with potential US and European co-producers on a feature based on indigenous myth.
Aki Karuismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope remains top.
The US star reportedly flew over a passenger jet waiting to take off as he brought his plane down to land in Orange Country on Monday.
The distributor has acquired theatrical rights to Linda Safire and Adam Schlesinger’s film that had its world premiere at last year’s New York Film Festival.
WACTH: Director also discusses Mexican cinema and the future of big budget TV.
Eight shortlisted projects including Christopher Doyle and Jenny Suen’s The White Girl; Nguyen Phuong Anh’s The Third Wife and Zhou Quan’s End Of Summer.
Screen considers potential runners and riders.
The distributor has acquired North American rights to Helene Hegemann’s recent Sundance premiere, winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition special jury award for cinematography.
Aki Kaurismaki’s latest feature registered a huge score with Screen’s jury of international critics.
EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller recently wrapped production in Paris.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.
Iranian director Majidi helming coming-of-age story with all Indian cast.
Damien Chazelle’s musical added $12.5m from its first day in China on Tuesday as the international tally climbed to $181m.
The Sundance hit acquired by Amazon Studios will open in limited release on June 23 ahead of wide roll-out on July 14.
The New York-based distributor acquired US rights to Daniel Cross’ documentary I Am The Blues in Berlin and plans a limited theatrical release followed by a digital and home video release.
“Trump will only make American society poorer,” Insyriated actress Hiam Abbass told Screen.
EXCLUSIVE: Tooley Productions strikes EFM deal on Eric LeMarque feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to US and France.
Read Screen International’s daily magazines from the Berlin International Film Festival here.
EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist Pictures scores French deal on Tangerine director’s next feature.
EXCLUSIVE: How To Break Up With My Cat, My New Sassy Girl, and Sunshine all sell to Japan.
EXCLUSIVE: US and India-based service will allow users to receive their money back if they don’t like the first ten minutes of a film.
EXCLUSIVE: Company’s financing slate features new films by Simon Saulnier, Eric Charrière and Coralie Fargeat.
EXCLUSIVE: The Bureau Sales inks deal with fledgling French distributor Mag Distribution.
Screen launches new editorial strands Screen TV and Screen Time.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also boards spy drama Margery Booth, which has Stephen Fry attached.
EXCLUSIVE: Arrow strikes for Gillies MacKinnon rom-com starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Ellie Kendrick; marks company’s first English-language US release.
The film’s director Asghar Farhadi is boycotting the Oscars in protest over US immigration policy.
Debuts today include Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights and Sabu’s Mr Long.
Andrew Warren hired from Discovery Communications.
Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.
EXCLUSIVE: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.
Speakers from Curzon, EFM, and the Nostradamus project discussed how distribution could catch up with other areas of the industry.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary picked up by Kino Lorber and Dogwoof.
Iron Sky: The Ark will be a Chinese-Finnish-Canadian co-production.
Damien Chazelle’s musical wins best film, best director and best actress for Emma Stone. Moonlight walks off empty-handed.
EXCLUSIVE: The Professor And The Madman is also set to star Sean Penn.
EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Forrell will direct the story of an Icelandic woman who moves to the UK during the Second World War.
EXCLUSIVE: Chronicle director Josh Trank is attached to direct the film, with production scheduled for autumn.
EXCLUSIVE: German sales agent boards next project from the director of Phoenix [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Wide Management has closed a series of deals on the feature doc.
EXCLUSIVE: Second film from Polish director of predatory mermaid picture from Agnieszka Smoczynska explores motherhood.
The Wife Of The Pilot, The Bus To Amerika, and Lost Country scoop event’s top awards.
Seven titles have registered scores, with Sebastián Lelio’s transgender drama leading the way so far.
Xander Cage tops at $61m; Kung Fu Yoga hits $200m.
Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker leads Fri-Sun with second-biggest 18-rated debut of all time.
Production company expands international portfolio.
Studio’s television department restructures following staff departures.
EXCLUSIVE: Upcoming horror follows a woman who attempts to bring back her dead father through a Ouija ritual.
The Franco-German Film Meetings event will be taking place at a festival for the first time.
Former Prescience exec [pictured left] will head up Redeeming Features Capital.
EXCLUSIVE: Lautner stars as a young man dealing with his drug addict mother.
EXCLUSIVE: Korean sales agent has signed a deal with Japanese distributor New Select.
Xu Haofeng took best director for his martial arts film at the inaugural edition of the event.
Third edition of production forum will be held at the Berlin Film Festival on Feb 15.
Hrvoje Hribar is resigning from his post after seven years.
Belgian director is mosted noted for his 1994 biographical drama Farinelli [pictured].
Water And Sugar: Carlo Di Palma, The Colours Of Life premiered at last year’s Venice Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit has also struck a deal on Lemon Tree Passage to the US.
Did the stars thank their agents or bash Trump?
La La Land wins top prize at the ceremony.
The deal is understood to be in the region of $10m, making it one of the biggest deals of the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Film shot in Oslo in September is due to be delivered this spring.
LA company launches Motown documentary with Berry Gordy.
Sing crosses $500m threshold at the worldwide box office.
From La La Land’s potential sweep to an overlooked diversity conundrum, Screen weighs in.
Production incentive set to be operational by March 2017.
Warner Bros’ family tentpole emerged top of a pack of new releases that included Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate-Summit’s John Wick: Chapter Two.
Upcoming films by Babak Jalali, Kaouther Ben Hania and Bassem among the 34 projects due to attend this year.
WATCH: Screen interviews the Mexican actor-director-producer at the 2017 Berlinale.
Agnieszka Holland among those to voice concern for the Ukrainian director’s ongoing incarceration.
Director delivers fiery acceptance speech after winning Outstanding British Film.
The seven-figure North American deal came together quickly in Berlin on Saturday and reunites the distributor and director of In The Loop.
EXCLUSIVE: Mélanie Laurent-directed revenge-thriller is now underway in Georgia; cast rounds out.
The event will provide a platform for festival professionals to discuss key topics; delegates from Berlin, Sundance, Venice and Karlovy Vary expected to attend.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent The Match Factory scores UK, Scandinavia deals on hot EFM title.
EXCLUSIVE: LA-based production outfit has new output deals with territories including the Middle East, Latin America, and Scandinvia.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Upside Distribution is screening a teaser trailer at EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: As the Berlinale NATIVe selection wins another top prize in Santa Barbara, LevelK closes deals with four more buyers.
EXCLUSIVE: French sales and production company fills out slate with upcoming films by the Alayan brothers and new Egyptian title.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in festival’s Perspective Deutsches Kino programme on Feb 13.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales agent Raven Banner has inked a series of deals on the title.
EXCLUSIVE: Family animation will open in Latin America later this year.
EXCLUSIVE: Company scores sales on titles inlcuding Middleground, Petersburg, A Selfie, and Aestetik.
EXCLUSIVE: Nitrogen joins The Lost Thing producers Passion Pictures Australia on the project.
EXCLUSIVE: Family film has been a box office success in its native Finland.
EXCLUSIVE: Reed Suspects also closes further deals on its EFM slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Septmber Films has inked deals for multiple titles.
EXCLUSIVE: Incident follows a teenage girl who is the subject of a witch hunt at her school.
EXCLUSIVE: Yann Yann Yeo, Swee Lin Neo and Frederick Lee star.
The organisation is heavily backing the next film from the Oscar-winning Son Of Saul director.
Steve Wang of Worldwide Business Team and Craig Santy’s Great Eastern International will over foreign content acquisitions.
EXCLUSIVE: Homeland actress joins voice cast of family animation.
EXCLUSIVE: LGBT road movie goes to Optimale; Slingshot Films picks up Ivan.
EXCLUSIVE: Courtney Balaker’s drama premiered at Santa Barbara Film Festival earlier this month.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy star will join Jodie Foster in The Ink Factory’s thriller about a nurse at a hospital for criminals who suspects one of her charges is planning an assassination.
In one of the biggest EFM deals ever, the studio has paid what Screen understands to be in the mid-teens for the upcoming comedy drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals have gone to multiple territories including Italy and Australia.
Beta Cinema has inked key deals on the drama starring Tom Schilling [pictured], Sebastian Koch and Paula Beer.
Ben Wheatley executive produced Gareth Tunley’s debut feature which was BIFA nominated and premiered at LFF.
The rising star is circling the romantic drama that Rocket Science has introduced to world buyers in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: C International Sales has picked up the project’s international rights.
EXCLUSIVE: Ensemble romantic thriller Andorra, also featuring Gillian Anderson secures German distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan Lynn will direct the romantic comedy.
EXCLUSIVE: First look at Brooklyn star in drama from Carol producers.
EXCLUSIVE: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: India’s Reel Life Production takes remake rights to Korean epic Ode To My Father from CJ Entertainment.
EXCLUSIVE: Kino Lorber has acquired the Sundance premiere.
EXCLUSIVE: Marcos Carnevale’s Argentinian remake of Intouchables starring Coppa Volpi winner Oscar Martinez continues to be a hot seller for Guido Rud’s Buenos Aires-based sales company.
EXCLUSIVE: WTFilms reveals the first image of Sook-Yin Lee’s new feature.
EXCLUSIVE: 2012 Shooting Star joins Thor Klein’s feature; Solo Productions also sign on.
EXCLUSIVE: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.
EXCLUSIVE: Highlander creator to direct first film since The Prophecy; team also includes UK outfit Bad Penny Productions.
EXCLUSIVE: F&ME slate includes two projects with Ida writer Rebecca Lenckiewicz; plus Streetkids United III.
Chinese director Zhao Xiang makes his feature debut on the title.
EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Shady Srour as a man who provides for his family by selling bottled holy air.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit also has two documentaries on its EFM slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Frédéric Mermoud’s latest stars Emmanuelle Devos.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian outfit Marina Cordoni Entertainment is taking the title to the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Bruce Davison narrates Hero With A Thousand Faces which features Barack Obama and Jon Stewart.
EXCLUSIVE: Deals include for The Fool, The Major, Without Name and Body Electric [pictured].
EXCLUSIVE: Film shot on location at Bestival in UK.
EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age tale stars Ankush Khanna.
EXCLUSIVE: Russia’s Art Pictures has now sold Attraction to 74 countries.
Missing, Derailed and Part-Time Spy all clock deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has taken world rights to Trainer!, a documentary about coaches in Germany’s Bundesliga.
EXCLUSIVE: Hofmann will voice a character in the feature from the producers of Rabbit School.
EXCLUSIVE: Italian sales outfit picks up Ride, It’s The Law, and Two Irenes.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary company closes sales on 78/52, Dries, and Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.
EXCLUSIVE: Flying Scotsman stars Fiennes as Eric Liddell.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople director boards stop-motion feature; Rocket Science is handling sales.
The dissident Chinese filmmaker is in post-production on the global refugee crisis documentary.
Actress to play aspiring pop star in Mister Smith Entertainment project.
Hollywood boss also praised Oscar boycott director Asghar Farhadi during speech in London.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK has picked up the comedy that reunites Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie director Mandie Fletcher with Jennifer Saunders and will distribute through Buena Vista International.
EXCLUSIVE: Match Factory is selling Julian Rosefeldt’s Sundance hit, which screens at EFM today, tomorrow and Sunday.
EXCLUSIVE: Renaissance action film is being represented by Fortitude at this week’s EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Celluloid sets down at EFM with biggest slate in years, adding two new Italian productions.
EXCLUSIVE: Disaster film from The Wave producers will shoot in autumn; sales include for Germany, China, Latin America and more.
EXCLUSIVE: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Film premieres in Berlin’s Panorama strand on Saturday (Feb 11).
EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based genre specialist has boarded international sales for EFM on Austin Reading’s horror sci-fi.
US sales outfit is also representing Maisie Williams drama Departures at this week’s EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Streaming platform in multi-million dollar deal for Cargo from The Babadook producers.
EXCLUSIVE: Alain Gomis’s film is set against the backdrop of Congo’s vibrant music scene.
Voltage Pictures fully finances and represents world sales at the EFM.
Additional cast of the country & western drama Blaze include Steve Zahn, Wyatt Russell, Kris Kristofferson and Hawke himself.
Bob Cooper and Richard Saperstein’s Los Angeles-based production company has unveiled details of its Second World War double agent thriller.
Brad Peyton’s action thriller follows a scratch team of scientists, military and astronauts that scrambles to save earth from catastrophe.
The distributor has acquired Neasa Ní Chianáin’s recent Sundance world premiere and begun talks with international buyers in Berlin.
Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.
EXCLUSIVE: Hugo Becker [pictured] stars in project from the director of Dealer.
Submissions now open for 61st edition of LFF.
EXCLUSIVE: Spanish director-producer to co-produce fantasy tale; first image from production.
EXCLUSIVE: Cuban-Spanish cosmonaut comedy Sergio & Sergei is directed by Ernesto Daranas.
The distributor announced at the EFM it has picked up North American rights to Tim Smit’s sci-fi starring Dan Stevens and Bérénice Marlohe.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary sees director Riedelsheimer revisiting artist Andy Goldsworthy.
Fortitude International is handling sales on the psychological thriller at the EFM.
Korean sales company also reports brisk pre-sales on Confidential Assignment and Fabricated City.
South Korean sales company picks up fantasy mystery by Shin Su-won and suspense thriller by Kim Jin-mook.
“Germany doesn’t exist on the map – at least for US producers,” says Studio Babelsberg CEO Christoph Fisser.
EXCLUSIVE: Paul Becker directs the story of a homeless dancer and his brother.
EXCLUSIVE: Jinga Films handles international sales on romantic drama.
Heleen van Royen directs the documentary about her mother’s suffering with dementia.
Emerging talent Max Hubacher [pictured] stars in Second World War drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Toshimasa Kobayashi makes his feature debut with the manga adaptation
EXCLUSIVE: The production and sales outfit will offer theatrical releases of Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go and John Adams’ horror AUX.
Lotus Entertainment has launched international sales in Berlin on Wolves starring two-time Oscar Nominee Michael Shannon and Carla Gugino.
Chinese newspaper predicts more than a dozen films will be added to the existing quota.
Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, with Rob Marshall directing.
EXCLUSIVE: Lavish stage play filmed using ‘Geki Cine’ style with 20 HD cameras.
Details of UK showcase for global film buyers announced.
Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced the long-time executive’s promotion on Thursday.
The company announced in Berlin on Thursday it had acquired Olivier Megaton’s upcoming action film to star Keanu Reeves.
Producers and director confirm negotiations but won’t be involved.
Sebastián Lelio’s latest, exec produced by Pablo Larrain, is set to premiere in Berlin on Sunday.
Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Udo Kier have joined the heist film alongside previously announced Evan Peters.
The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.
The comic will star as his own mentor and legendary teacher Del Close in the comedy Del.
EXCLUSIVE: European sales company filed for bankruptcy last summer.
EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Sneider’s comedic drama will be released in US by Hola Mexico Distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Pierre Deladonchamps and Céline Sallette
Finding Steve McQueen is being sold at the EFM by Ambi.
Voltage Pictures will fully finance and co-produce the drama with BCDF Pictures. Talks are underway with buyers in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: French photographer, art director and Prince aficionado Mathieu Bitton co-directs.
EXCLUSIVE: Company releases first image of Adeline D’Hermy in lead role of fragile actress.
John Carpenter announced the developed via his Facebook page on Thursday.
EXCLUSIVE: Canadian sales outfit is representing the project at the EFM.
Corey Grant’s thriller received its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival.
Executive most recently served as vice-president of acquisitions and played key role in Manchester By The Sea, Loving acquisitions.
Saban Films president Bill Bromiley and CFO Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based distributor through 2020.
EXCLUSIVE: Susan Wendt promoted to director of international sales & marketing as CEO Rikke Ennis concentrates more on content development.
EXCLUSIVE: Redford, Chan to narrate English and Mandarin versions of BBC documentary sequel; Goldcrest handles sales.
Ahead of start of production in New York on Monday , Sebastian Koch, Elsa Zylberstein and Christopher Lambert have joined the romantic drama as Bloom continues sales at the EFM.
Prime Video has become the home to a library that includes Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Heat.
EXCLUSIVE: LevelK boards pair of Berlin world premieres.
EXCLUSIVE: Thailand-set film goes to France, Germany, Australia and Sweden.
EXCLUSIVE: Producer Genki Kawamura and Japanese studio Toho are partnering again after global success of Your Name.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy reunites Australian stars for first time since Neighbours.
EXCLUSIVE: Showbox pre-sells film to UK, North America, China, Australia/New Zealand, Taiwan and Philippines.
Daniel Mays and Mark Gatiss star in story about 1967 Sexual Offences Act.
Industry event also expands meeting opportunities and adds TV series.
EXCLUSIVE: Universal/KLB to release in French cinemas in winter 2017-2018.
EXCLUSIVE: Footage from the Cuban music-dance doc will be screened at the EFM in Berlin.
Romantic drama stars Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore.
Deal sees Fox partner with Lifelike Pictures.
Former ArthurCox founder will oversee a new slate of Aardman projects.
TIFFCOM moving away from current site Odaiba.
“Un-romantic comedy” has been picked up by Octane Entertainment ahead of the EFM.
The distributor has acquired all US rights to the Irish action thriller in what sources said was a seven-figure deal with XYZ Films and WME Global.
EXCLUSIVE: Mongrel International closes key territories on the Yiddish-language Sundance hit, which screens at Berlinale Forum.
EXCLUSIVE: Films Du Losange sells Swiss director Jean-Stephane Bron’s feature documentary The Paris Opera to Japan’s Gaga.
X Filme board Josef Bierbichler’s adaptation of his 2011 novel Mittelreich.
Andy Serkis’ Breathe, Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift among lineup; UK division will also release Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman.
The distributor has acquired the documentary about post-partum depression and will release digitally on iTunes on March 14.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe arrives at the EFM with a sales roster that includes Sundance premieres Family Life and Columbus, Rotterdam entries X500 and Rat Film, and Oscar-nominated Tanna.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company Luxbox unveils first deals on Dumont’s musical film.
EXCLUSIVE: International Film Trust will kick off sales in Berlin on the comedy from Benaroya Pictures and Rough House Pictures.
Speedee Distribution on Wednesday sued The Weinstein Company (TWC) for releasing Gold too close to The Founder and is seeking $15m in liquidated damages.
The North American rights deal with Wild Bunch on the romantic thriller marks another early buy for the recently launched company headed by Tom Quinn and Tim League.
The streaming service is planning its first theatrical release after acquiring the British star’s feature directorial debut.
Life of Danish-American comedian Borge set for the big screen treatment.
Strikes at Tegel and Schönefeld airports and by BA cabin crew cause delays.
“I am not overwhelmed, but I am definitely whelmed by this singular honour.”
Jack Campbell and his sales team arrive in Berlin with worldwide rights to the heist caper from Napoleon Dynamite producer Sean Covel.
Nicholson is coming out of retirement for the English-language remake of Maren Ade’s Oscar-nominated comedy.
Emile Hirsch, Matt Berry and Craig Robinson also in the cast for ‘An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn’.
EXCLUSIVE: Crime film from director Justin Edgar is being launched at EFM.
Film professionals call for resignation of KOFIC chairman and Busan mayor over government’s suppression of filmmakers and content.
Burn Burn Burn director Chanya Button is directing the project, which is being launched at the EFM.
Scary Movie franchise creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer will write and direct Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
The star of last year’s Oscar contender Room has come on board Xavier Dolan’s drama, which is shooting now in Montreal.
The Exchange CEO Brian O’Shea and his team kick off pre-sales at the EFM in Berlin this week on the title.
EXCLUSIVE: Embankment to launch feature doc from Churchill producers.
The co-creator of The Office will direct Fighting With My Family, with Dwayne Johnson producing.
QC Entertainment will produce and finance the comedic drama and represents sales rights with ICM Partners in Berlin.
Participant Media and Working Title announced on Tuesday that José Padilha has finished principal photography on Untitled Entebbe Project starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl.
EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Haenel comedy, Stefan Ruzowitzky thriller, Norwegian drama sell to key territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based outfit kicks off international sales this week in Berlin on the romance staring Erin Bethea and Jonathan Patrick Moore.
Ida director’s latest feature is a romance set in Europe in the 1950s; Curzon Artificial Eye will release in the UK.
Adam Mason’s gender politics satire will receive its world premiere as festival brass announced the remaining line-up for the event set to run in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.
Research highlights problems with class and “unconscious bias”.
Five-year support initiative to launch in April; comes on eve of Berlinale’s NATIVe programme.
Bond actress joins project about the Russian submarine disaster.
EXCLUSIVE: Two companies forge alliance and plan US expansion.
Project will begin filming in July.
Head of production Chris Simon will lead the production-finance outfit.
Dogwoof has taken UK distribution rights and will also handle international sales on the title.
Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan also star in project based on real events.
Family Support Fund launched by CTBF and Raising Films will help cover childcare costs.
EXCLUSIVE: Bulgarian drama has sold to more than 20 territories since premiering at Locarno.
EXCLUSIVE: Bac Films to premiere first images of Ellen Page-starrer at EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: New film from Jakob Lass premieres in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: New series to introduce sci-fi elements and touch on both migrant crisis and rise of populist politics.
Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International has come on board to commence international sales in Berlin this week.
STXfilms, a division of STX Entertainment, is in final negotiations to produce and distribute the feature that Baltasar Kormákur will direct through his RVK Studios.
The new venture will produce films across the horror, thriller and sci-fi genres.
Highland Film Group kicks off pre-sales in Berlin this week on Miscellaneous Entertainment’s supernatural psychological thriller. CAA will represent North American rights.
Tim Golden and Ross McDonnell co-direct story of Elián Gonzalez, the Cuban boy who made headlines when he was rescued at sea and become centre of custody battle.
La La Land becomes Lionsgate’s fourth highest-grossing release of all time.
The executive flies into Berlin this week and has been named head of acquisitions and development, Europe.
Gangster film suffered record third-week screen count drop in US.
EXCLUSIVE: Yorkshire-set drama will have its European premiere at the Berlinale.
French Film Directors Guild to fete German legend.
Marc Allenby is leaving Picturehouse to work with new distribution outfit.
Projects participated in the Nordic festival’s works in progress event.
Royal Opera House wins best content provider (UK), Fathom Events is named best distributor (US).
Kung Fu Yoga steals the crown; Journey To The West hits $200m; record Chinese New Year gross at $490m.
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Other winners included Parents; The Commune; In The Blood and The Neon Demon.
The publication showcases the UK’s talent, facilities and locations available to film and television productions.
FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Kung Fu Yoga crossed the $200m mark while Lionsgate’s musical and Oscar frontrunner crossed $150m at the international box office and Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage reached $100m.
FEBRUARY 6 UPDATE: Universal-Blumhouse’s James McAvoy horror hit held on to pole position in its third session during a typically lacklustre weekend as film-going makes way for Sunday’s American football Super Bowl final.
Sexy Durga, Rey and Moonlight win top prizes.
J.A. Bayona’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ novel wins nine awards at the Spanish Goyas but Raúl Arévalo’s debut as a director takes best film.
Other Winners include The War Show, Tom of Finland, Heartstone.
Rocket Science chief Thorsten Schumacher adds prestige title to Berlin sales slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Highland Film Group will commences talks with worldwide buyers in Berlin.
Alex Walton and his team head to Berlin with international rights to the long-awaited follow-up to the 2008 horror hit.
First-time nominee cements status as Academy Award favourite.
Sierra Affinity to launch international sales on action film in Berlin.
EXCLUSIVE: First image released of Rampling in tale of identity loss and contemporary alienation.
Zoe Lister-Jones’s film follows a feuding couple who use music as marriage therapy.
EXCLUSIVE: Adèle Exarchopoulos and dancers Oleg Ivenko and Sergei Polunin will star in The White Crow; HanWay to handle world sales.
EXCLUSIVE: CEO Jason Moring of Toronto-based Double Dutch International heads to Berlin with worldwide rights to the celebrated Swiss story starring Bill Nighy.
Sci-fi thriller to star Alex Russell from Chronicle as a star athlete with bionic enhancements.
Actress also discusses The Eagle Huntress, Star Wars 8 and resisting Donald Trump.
Diane Keaton and Brendan Gleeson star in London-set romance; TWC acquired from a promo reel.
Meanwhile Paramount stablemate Rings circles 36 markets in day-and-date launch with North America.
EXCLUSIVE: Jussi Hiltunen’s Lapland-set feature is screening at Goteborg’s Nordic Film Market and Berlin’s EFM.
Director Lili Fini Zanuck partnering with Searching For Sugar Man producer John Battsek on the project.
Chris Messina joins Lily Rabe from American Horror Story on Berlin sales title We’re Just Married, which Rodrigo García will direct from a screenplay by David Rabe.
Nick Meyer and Jonathan Kier at the sales team will kick off talks with buyers on the project from Bold Films, for whom Sierra/Affinity handles exclusive sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Alleycats producer and director form London-based company.
Author Johanna Koljonen presents fourth Nostradamus report at the Goteborg Film Festival’s Nordic Film Market.
Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Earth, Wind & Fire to perform in special concert.
The venture has bought six entertainment companies and their combined libraries for $104m, creating content hubs in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York.
Films from the animation studio launched by Chris Meledandri in 2007 have grossed more than $4bn worldwide.
Lionsgate’s local-language venture that launched in May last year has added Paris Filmes and Cine Colombia to 11-strong consortium of production and distribution partners.
Content Media has come on to handle worldwide sales on the project, which is set to begin shooting in London later this month.
IMR International will kick off pre-sales in Berlin on the dark comedy to star Penelope Cruz and Edgar Ramirez.
Shooting underway in Montreal on historical drama features Vincent Perez and French-Canadian rapper Samian.
Fundamental Films will fully finance and produce the feature alongside Broken Road Productions.
EXCLUSIVE: FilmNation has boarded Amazon’s comedy-drama and sequel of sorts starring Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne.
The project is the first feature from former Studio Ghibli filmmakers Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
EXCLUSIVE: Company also due to launch sales on Guillaume Nicloux’s To The Ends Of The Earth and Roland Møller-starrer A Bluebird In My Heart.
Patrick Wachsberger and his team have added the thriller from The Ink Factory to their Berlin sales slate.
Former Film4 head of film finance Harry Dixon to join indie production outfit in March.
Writer of The Crown, Frost/Nixon and The Queen to receive honour at annual BFI chairman’s dinner.
The film crews behind High-Rise, Rogue One, Victoria and Game Of Thrones scoop up awards at inaugural ceremony.
Picture Tree International line-up also includes Jakob Lass’ Tiger Girl.
Hanne Palmquist talks plans for HBO Nordic and Sherlock Holmes heads to Finland.
Screen can reveal the first production still of Sam Claflin in Saul Dibb’s adaptation.
Television industry awards crowned Warp’s This Is England ‘90 as best drama series.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on the 2017 Oscar nominees and a Sundance deals round-up.
EXCLUSIVE: New research by the online film marketplace Slated claims it can forecast Acadaemy Award success as early as development stage.
IM Global will kick off pre-sales in Berlin through its Opus division in what is anticipated to be one of the main draws of the market.
Former Working Title executive Johanna Byer to oversee. English-language slate includes Train To Busan, Barbarella remakes.
The distributor plans an autumn release after closing a deal with Submarine for all North American rights.
EXCLUSIVE: Andy Serkis serves as executive producer on Scandinavia-set horror tale.
Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps have joined Daniel Day-Lewis on the London-set story.
Jeremy Renner, Alec Baldwin, Heidi Klum, John Cleese, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Omar Sy and John Cleese among voice cast.
EXCLUSIVE: Athens-set drama has been developed through Torino Film Lab and CineLink.
Victors on the night included Russian-French co-pro Jumpman and UK ghost story Martyrs’ Lane.
Michael De Luca Productions is working with Yoko Ono to produce the feature.
The app gathers user-generated audience data and supplies it to film distributors and exhibitors.
Bloom will launch pre-sales in Berlin on the thriller. S. Craig Zahler to direct.
EXCLUSIVE: Blonde To Black Pictures to produce UK drama about mental illness and young carers.
EXCLUSIVE: Clark will play Charles Dickens’ wife.
EXCLUSIVE: British-Nigerian filmmaker Joseph Adesunloye to direct The Great Green Wall for Make Productions.
Channel 4’s foreign-language drama platform is to launch as a subscription service in the US in March, marking its first launch outside the UK.
Speakers debated VR’s place in the film industry, and how content can be successfully and profitably distributed.
Universal has promoted Cindy Gardner to fill the role that Teri Everett will vacate when she departs the company later this month.
British filmmaker’s unusual stunt made for one of the quirkier moments of IFFR 2017.
Panel discussed the challenges of making different kinds of films in Palestine.
Service, called ‘Unleashed’, will launch later this year.
Other directors announced for portmanteau film include Paula van der Oest and Koen Mortier.
One idea presented at the film industry futures event was dubbed “the Tinder for movies”.
As the fund restructures, several previous grantees spoke on a Rotterdam panel about their struggles in local markets.
Chadwick Boseman stars as the legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
The British director’s film about a young getaway driver will receive its world premiere as festival brass unveiled the features line-up set to screen in Austin, Texas, from March 10-19.
EXCLUSIVE: Animated dark comedy set against contemporary small-town China is first Chinese animation to play at Berlinale.
The Los Angeles institution has spoken out in the wake of the presidential executive order that prompted Iranian artist-in-residence Asghar Farhadi to boycott the Oscars.
Voice cast also includes Jim Gaffigan, Zendaya, Lance Lim, Greg Proops and Carl Reiner.
EXCLUSIVE: First look image of Unstoppable Entertainment comedy about a 90s Britpop singer.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary about art project Treasures From The Wreck Of The Unbelievable also gets UK deal.
HanWay to sell film based on the novel by Camilla Gibb.
The New York-based distributor has made its first foreign-language acquisition.
A 25-strong jury of critics will present five prizes to Arabic feature films that have played at international festivals.
EXCLUSIVE: Ricardo Alves Jr.’s debut feature plays in IFFR’s Bright Futures programme.
Panelists debated how the film industry could break “the bubble” of traditional distribution and exhibition models.
Studio could be located in Dagenham, according to London Mayor.
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Diego Luna amongst those to join jury president Paul Verhoeven.
Corden joins company behind sports docs I Am Bolt and Class Of 92.
Deal with The Last Post producer further bolsters Lionsgate’s UK TV ambitions.
Fantasy epic produced by Stephen Chow brings cheer to New Year Holiday.
Majority of production loans have gone to female directors.
Spanish auteur said he was “grateful, honoured and a bit overwhelmed.”
EXCLUSIVE: Research by Los Angeles-based group Parrot Analytics suggests a correlation between the demand for new original shows on the platform and its stock price.
The Toronto-based sales agent has announced several international acquisitions on its genre label heading into the EFM.
France’s foreign press corps also fete Divines, My Life As A Zucchini and The Death Of Louis XIV. French critics honour Elle in separate awards.
EXCLUSIVE: Total grosses for the year climbed 7.9% on 2015 to reach approximately USD $174m.
The Glasgow-born actor announced during an interview on BBC Radio 2 that he will quit the show at the end of the year.
“We firmly believe our country can both protect its national security and be a welcoming place for those who respect our values.”
The star will still play the Caped Crusader and produce and wants to bring “focus, passion and the very best performance I can give.”
EXCLUSIVE: The Bruce McDonald feature screens in the Berlinale and is up for six Canadian Screen Awards including best picture.
Sony’s T2 Trainspotting records third biggest Fri-Sun opening for an 18-rated film with non-final $6.4m (£5.1m) debut.
Mister Smith to handle sales on Teen Spirit, also produced by Automatik.
EXCLUSIVE: Brek Taylor departs in latest blow to UK funding agency.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The streaming platform has acquired US and multiple territory rights at the end of the festival in what was reportedly the biggest deal of Park City.
Filmmakers submit letter to authorities regarding ban on Locarno and Toronto title.
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon has exclusive streaming rights to films like The Land Of The Gods and A Death In The Gunj.
JANUARY 30 UPDATE: Fantasy sequel takes $52.5m on its opening day in China to dominate overseas box office.
Hindsight and Head Gear are teaming on mezzannine fund.
Project directed by The Diary Of A Teenage Girl helmer Marielle Heller.
Musical cements status as Oscar frontrunner.
The Sundance 2017 juries and audiences unveiled their picks on Saturday night.
French actress starred in new wave classic Hiroshima Mon Amour.
The Iranian Oscar winner and this year’s Oscar nominee with The Salesman has pulled out of next month’s ceremony and will not attend even if exceptions are made for him.
JANUARY 30 UPDATE: As Universal-Blumhouse’s horror hit Split stayed atop the North American charts on an confirmed $25.7m to surge to $77.4m after two weekends, a pair of Oscar contenders crossed the milestone.
La La Land star confirmed as Oscar favourite; Fences director-star in crucial win over Casey Affleck of Manchester By The Sea.
Comments come as 10 countries set to sign the Council of Europe’s revised co-production convention in Rotterdam.
Netherlands suffered from a lack of domestic blockbusters last year, according to film fund CEO.
Changes made to fund which support filmmakers from developing countries.
Panelists including Tribeca’s Frederic Boyer and Cercamon’s Sebastien Chesneau weighed in at the Rotterdam event.
Event also featured Mister Universo, The Man, Home and A Wedding.
Producer Mila Rozanova also updates on other future projects.
Deals continued to trickle in over closing weekend.
UPDATE: The two-time Oscar-nominated British star of The Elephant Man and Midnight Express has died, his publicist confirmed to Screen on Friday night. He was 77.
The body has branded as ‘extremely troubling’ Friday’s executive order that could lead to an Oscars no-show by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and his cast.
Arrival won the prize for best edited feature film (dramatic) and La La Land took the comedy prize at the 67th Annual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday.
Sales outfit has also acquired Spanish drama and IFFR Tiger contender Sister Of Mine ahead of the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Company to commence sales of ‘Psycho’ documentary at EFM next month. IFC Midnight takes US rights.
Sierra/Affinity to commence pre-sales at EFM next month.
Stefan Avalos’s feature dazzled jury and audiences in Park City.
Deal will mark FilmNation’s first foray into North American distribution.
Cornerstone Films will introduce the project to buyers at the EFM.
EXCLUSIVE: POW film was previously handled by Metrodome.
Prolific TV director Ernest Dickerson - who’s helming the project - was talking about his upcoming films at Rotterdam.
EXCLUSIVE: Edgy drama stars Theo Stevenson, Rosie Day and Thomas Turgoose.
Top French film sales executives Baraton and Yohann Comte pool skills and contacts to create new company ahead of EFM.
Festival director says screening will proceed with deep sense of loss and disappointment.
The director spoke to Screen ahead of delivering a masterclass at International Film Festival Rotterdam.
The celebrated Hungarian director spoke to Screen after giving a masterclass at Rotterdam.
Initiative is relocating from Croatia for seventh edition.
Meanwhile, Paramount’s XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage also targets $100m international running total.
The star of Holy Motors and The Lovers On The Bridge will be the subject of a retrospective at the 57th edition of the Colombian event.
SEC filing reveals scant details on former DreamWorks Animation chief’s new digital media and tech company.
Distributor picks up third film of the festival; plans summer release.
The company that recently acquired FilmBuff has picked up North America and select territories on Jeff Baena’s latest drama.
“Trump’s visa ban for Iranians is racist.”
A total of 18 work in progress projects will participate in this year’s Nordic Film Market.
2016 was a record year for inward investment but spend on domestic films was lowest level in three years.
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Ida producer Ewa Puszczynska is a co-producer on the Georgian-Russian drama.
Festival to screen 131 films, of which 36 are directed or co-directed by women.
The 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam got underway last night with stars and political messages aplenty.
Italy’s former minister of culture Francesco Rutelli revealed industry ambitions last week in Rome.
The Australian box office chart was dominated by Hollywood blockbusters.
Mystery stars Abbie Cornish as photographer with memory loss
Investment in London-based Potboiler Television furthers Lionsgate’s burgeoning TV interests.
Sales outfit is taking seven Berlin official selection titles to this year’s market.
Production has begun in Atlanta, Georgia, on Ryan Coogler’s newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Sundance Institute announced winners of the 2017 jury prizes in short filmmaking at a ceremony on Wednesday in Park City.
The US television star won multiple Emmys in her career and earned an Oscar nod for Ordinary People.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales and distribution deals for Pachamama, from Ernest And Celestine producer.
Berlin’s Panorama lineup also includes new films from US, China and Brazil.
Director has shot four features in the X-Men universe.
The Park City deals continued to roll in on Wednesday.
Adam Fishbach will lead the creative affairs department at European giant Gaumont’s Los Angeles-based production and distribution arm.
EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based distributor has picked up Canadian rights to Peter Ricq’s debut feature.
Studio unveils dates for upcoming Illumination Entertainment slate.
Paul Verhoeven’s thriller Elle and François Ozon’s period drama Frantz scored the most nominations.
Experienced location manager worked on World War Z, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Harry Potter and Match Point.
Love Actually writer/director to be honoured for founding Comic Relief and Make Poverty History.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for co-pro between MovieBrats, Tangent and Walking The Dog.
Trieste event welcomed 350 industry professionals this year.
Playwright Stoppard wins outstanding contribution award.
Speakers will include Fathom Events, the company behind Woody Harrelson’s live-broadcast feature Lost In London [pictured].
Bell has worked on My Summer of Love, Brothers of the Head and Moon.
Netflix will release the special 13th: A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey & Ava DuVernay on January 26 as a companion piece to DuVernay’s Oscar-nominated documentary 13th.
The distributor was at the centre of two major worldwide deals on Tuesday.
Michael Almereyda’s Park City selection has claimed the award for best feature about an elderly woman whose handsome new A.I. companion resembles her late husband.
Streaming giant picks up Sundance drama starring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves.
Moonlight, Arrival and Manchester By The Sea in the chasing pack.
The digital titan has acquired US rights to Gillian Robespierre’s U.S Dramatic Competition selection.
La La Land scores a record-equalling 14 nominations.
The decision to honour director still haunted by statutory rape charge sparked controversy.
Epic journeys, teamwork, skunk attacks and fear of earthquakes. Tuesday’s nominees express themselves as only they can.
Amy Adams, Finding Dory, Billy Lynn shut out; Nocturnal Animals, Silence fail to impress voters.
Bafta calls report in UK tabloid “nonsense”.
The distributor has acquired North American rights to Singaporean writer-director Kirsten Tan’s debut feature.
Late Show host takes on first major award show; immediately makes Donald Trump joke.
Other winners at Swedish film awards include The Yard, Martha & Niki and My Aunt In Sarajevo.
EXCLUSIVE: Further international sales on the hit Sundance comedy have emerged following Sunday’s $12m deal with Amazon Studios.
The streaming giant struck twice as a busy Monday drew to a close and interest mounted on Geremy Jasper’s directorial debut Patti Cake$ starring Danielle MacDonald.
Passion Pictures and CNN Films produced the war documentary and Park City premiere.
The entertainer’s film production company Cube Vision has signed a strategic partnership with the media investment company founded by Hong Kong entrepreneur Kelvin Wu.
David Garrett’s Mister Smith boards period drama, currently in post-production.
JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Paramount’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage lands with global bow of $71.6m.
Universal’s Sing records biggest-ever previews for an original animation with $5.21m (£4.19m).
Festival organisers confirmed to Screen on Monday that the authorities were looking into the unprecedented incident over the weekend.
The partners on Monday announced at Sundance a new season of the Shatterbox Anthology film series that backed Kristen Stewart’s directing debut Come Swim.
Christopher Murray’s Venice entry will screen in the fiction category of official selection when the 57th edition of the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) gets underway on March 1.
The distributor has picked up North American rights to Fernando Guzzoni’s thriller, which premiered in Toronto last autumn.
In a two-year commitment with the Sundance Institute unveiled in Park City on Monday, The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation will support the Institute’s Screenwriters Intensive and year-round work with diverse independent filmmakers and artists.
Amid a 22% slide, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers soared to the top of the chart in its second week.
Disney announce title and new first poster on Twitter.
Nordic exhibitor is the largest theatre operator in Scandinavia and the Baltics.
A flurry of deals emerged on Sunday evening as the snow smothered Park City and insiders predicted an imminent buy on Amanda Lipitz’s documentary crowd-pleaser Step.
The distributor is understood to have paid mid-seven figures for Maggie Betts’ U.S. Dramatic Competition entry in a deal that closed early on Sunday morning.
EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: The company stamped its name on Park City for the second year in a row following a Saturday night negotiation for Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser.
The New York-based distributor anounced in Sundance it has acquired North American rights to Mark Pellington’s film starring Jon Hamm, Ellen Burstyn and Catherine Keener.
The Oscar frontrunner and BAFTA nominee charmed the UK’s leading critics to win top prize at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel.
JANUARY 23 UPDATE: Universal’s horror film starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with multiple personalities soared to number one on its debut.
UPDATE: Festvial programmers have found new slots for The Mars Generation, Landline and Dolores.
Main Street was inundated during Saturday’s March On Main as approximately 4,000 people according to police estimates took over Park City.
The streaming giant is acquiring worldwide rights from Submarine to Jeff Orlowski’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection following its premiere on Saturday.
The Salt Lake City box office and online ticketing operations were up and running again on Saturday afternoon after hackers temporarily took them down earlier in the day.
Route One has promoted Sophia Dilley to vice-president of production and development, effective immediately.
Michael Showalter’s crowd-pleaser is being courted by at least three major buyers understood to include Amazon Studios following a rapturous response at Friday night’s world premiere.
The timely development comes as industry sources predict Megan Ellison’s team is in Sundance looking to make a statement buy as the festival heads into its first weekend.
The North American deal understood to be a little over $2m was announced before the Friday world premiere of Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau’s U.S. Documentary Competition selection.
Lucy Walker’s documentary will not screen in Park City due to a longer than expected post-production and Friday’s world premiere has been scrapped.
In its second Sundance pick-up, the company has acquired international sales rights to Evgeny Afineevsky’s Syrian civil war documentary ahead of Sunday’s world premiere in Sundance.
Stanley Tucci, Catherine Deneuve dramas join competition; TV dramas and Oleg Sentsov doc set to get world premiere.
Latin American distributor Swen has established a US theatrical distribution arm and acquired its first film, Benedict Andrews’ Una.
EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate musical added an impressive £4m in four weekdays.
Jessie Auritt’s film screens on Saturday in Park City and explores the life of Naomi Kutin, an Orthodox Jewish pre-teen who broke powerlifting world records at the age of nine.
Respected producer calls for government to guarantee “the right to stay” for EU nationals working in VFX and animation sectors.
EXCLUSIVE: Film and TV financier rebrands as Hindsight following management restructure.
Sales outfit is bringing six market premieres to Berlin.
Screen reports from the live event movie, which was filmed last night (Jan 20) in the UK capital.
Former vice-president fires a shot across the bows of climate sceptics on the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration.
JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Heading into Park City’s opening night screening of An Inconvenient Sequel on Thursday, we take a look at a dozen acquisition titles likely to spark deals once the action gets underway.
Hit Korean horror played at Cannes 2016 and scored multiple deals.
Woody Harrelson’s live event movie is garnering interest at Sundance.
The company has struck a deal with CNN Films to handle international sales ahead of the world premiere of Greg Barker’s documentary on Saturday.
The Chinese players have struck a slate financing pact with the studio that is potentially worth $1bn.
It emerged on Thursday that North American theatrical and select international streaming deals on the ensemble female comedy closed in earlier pre-festival business.
Eight filmmakers from around the world will direct segments, including Baskin’s Can Evrenol.
The former chairman and CEO of Twentieth Century Fox Film is reportedly in talks with the Wanda-owned company.
EXCLUSIVE: Family drama unites Golden Globe winner Huppert with daughter Lolita Chammah on the big screen.
SVoD platform and British broadcaster are teaming on a six-episode version of the 1990 comic novel.
The Polish Ministry of Culture is proposing a €22m annual budget for the 25% rebate scheme.
DDD60 initiative is aimed at improving VR experience online and at festivals.
World premieres include Barrage, starring Isabelle Huppert and her daughter Lolita Chammah.
Festival to host 65 UK Premieres, including Terrence Malick’s Voyage Of Time and Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro.
JANUARY 19 UPDATE: Mario Bello, Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski, Aisha Tyler and Mary McCormack will take part in Saturday’s event in Park City.
Myriad Pictures will commence international sales at the EFM in Berlin next month on Vancouver-based Brightlight Pictures satirical murder mystery.
The executive joined GKIDS in 2007 and most recently served as senior vice-president of distribution.
Buoyed by a strong response to original content, the digital giant’s fourth quarter boosted international subscribers by 5.12m to 44.37m.
Martin Scorsese is an executive producer on the four-hour documentary.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal album.
Sony Pictures Animation unveiled its slate through 2018 on Wednesday including new voice cast on previously announced features.
Julianne Nicholson has joined the cast alongside Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan and Allison Janney.
The Doctor Who star tells Screen why she was forced to ditch the Tupperware Party title.
This year’s event features an unprecedented increase in women directors and a new work-in-progress lab.
Sundance Institute and the Dolby Institute, along with the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund, have chosen Dee Rees’ anticipated drama for the 2017 Dolby Family Sound Fellowship.
Seven high-end European and US drama series will participate in the 2017 edition of the EFM’s TV co-pro event.
Decision to fete director still haunted by 1977 statutory rape charge sparks controversy in some quarters in France.
Ed Noeltner’s Beverly Hills-based sales company will launch world sales excluding Peru at the EFM next month on the 3D CGI feature from Tunche Films.
The founder, chairman and CEO of the Wanda-owned creator of such tentpoles as the Dark Knight trilogy and March release Kong: Skull Island has resigned.
EXCLUSIVE: Russell Levine’s production, development and financing company and the screenwriters resource group announced on Tuesday the winner of their first annual film and television competition.
JANUARY 17 UPDATE: The sci-fi delivered the best result of Hollywood releases this weekend, scoring an estimated $32.5m from 65 markets to reach $147.1m.
EXCLUSIVE: The Latino film sales subsidiary of IM Global heads to Park City this week with worldwide rights to Don’t Swallow My Heart Alligator Girl! and I Dream In Another Language.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit boards doc about all-women punk band and Australian adventure movie.
Prehistoric comedy adventure comes from the makers of Shaun The Sheep and Wallace And Gromit.
EXCLUSIVE: American comedy-drama comes from Albert Nobbs producers Mockingbird Pictures.
Cinema chain and distribution label to be recognised at this year’s Bafta ceremony.
The Weinstein Company announced on Tuesday additions to the voice cast of its adaptation of Alibaba Pictures’ The Little Door Gods.
Period drama is currently airing in the UK and US.
EXCLUSIVE: Crampton co-stars in debut co-written by Richard Stanley.
EXCLUSIVE: Helene Hegemann’s debut feature will receive its world premiere in Park City on Friday in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
Paramount executives reported on Monday that the Vin Diesel action release has delivered the eleventh biggest Hollywood launch of all time on the sub-continent.
Unifrance unveils poorest global performance for French films since 2002.
EXCLUSIVE: Mark Benton, Paul Kaye join Ella Hunt; AMP handles sales; Creative Scotland among backers.
EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up North American rights to Kerstin Karlhuber’s LGBT feature debut.
Lescure unanimously re-elected ahead of the festival’s 70th edition.
Initiative is now open to applicants; the NFTS will fund a short film from each participant.
Slumdog Millionaire writer Simon Beaufoy is adapting the novel for The Night Manager producers The Ink Factory.
Awards contender scores impressive $7.9m (£6.58m) bow from distributor’s widest-ever release at 606 sites.
Star Wars spin-off has now passed $50m, while Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt sci-fi Passengers ruled the weekend.
The UK-based genre film sales company has assembled a line-up for Berlin that includes Incontrol and Population Zero.
Lucasfilm’s Star Wars stand-alone overtook Finding Dory in a weekend that saw Hidden Figures hold on to number one in its fourth session.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedy centres on woman who wakes up one morning with something extra.
Maren Ade’s German Oscar submission took one of the top prizes at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival.
News of the first major studio departure of the year came on Friday as Sony’s corporate executive officer and CEO of Sony Entertainment announced his exit.
LD Entertainment’s Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon are joining forces with Original Headquarters’ Jordan Horowitz on the original thriller.
Star Wars franchise producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and her cohorts have settled the debate over whether the character will be prolonged beyond this year’s December release of Episode VIII.
Youth-focused Berlinale sidebar will feature 62 short and feature films from 41 countries.
EXCLUSIVE: Carla Simon’s debut feature was developed through the Berlinale Script Station and Berlinale Co-Production Market.
EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch is launching sales on Pan-Européenne-led production at Unifrance RDV in Paris.
Nick Meyer and his team have boarded Terry George’s drama starring Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale.
Production lot has previously housed international productions including Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone musical swept aside all competitiors to dominate this week’s social media buzz.
Jackson’s daughter had voiced a complaint about the casting of white actor Joseph Fiennes as the pop star.
Former Studiocanal and See Pictures exec Sophie Green has joined the UK sales outfit.
The horror strand has 10 UK premieres this year.
The distributor has picked up North American theatrical rights to Cate Shortland’s psychological thriller ahead of its world premiere in Park City on January 20.
Wohl most recently served as senior vice-president of worldwide distribution at Content Media and will spearhead sales on 16-24 new theatrical titles this year and digital releases.
The nominee for treasury secretary in the Donald Trump administration will divest all his business interests including RatPac-Dune Entertainment and Dune Capital Entertainment, according to a letter.
The ambitious entertainment company that snapped up FilmBuff last year has bought the content creator launched in 2014 by Max Benator and Marc Hustvedt.
There was a drop in the number of women working on high profile Hollywood films, despite ongoing diversity debate.
A pool of 550 producers, sales agents and financiers will attend this year’s event.
EXCLUSIVE: M-Appeal snaps up Rotterdam-bound comedy-drama and Ventana Sur hit.
The Hammer Films EIS Fund will back film and TV projects.
Now begins the final march towards the coveted milestone for the Disney-Lucasfilm hit, which as of Thursday stood at $937.8m at the global box office.
EXCLUSIVE: Off-beat, buddy road movie, which world premiered at Dubai in December, due to screen at Unifrance Rendez-vous in Paris.
Nick D’Angelo, who most recently served as vice-president of production at Fox 2000, has joined the Los Angeles-based film finance and production company.
The Birth Of A Nation director Nate Parker and Deadpool helmer Tim Miller on first-time directors list.
The Los Angeles and New York-based production company, Nickel City Pictures has brought on the former PalmStar Media executive as partner and president of production.
Founder and CEO Megan Ellison announced on Thursday that she has promoted Barnard to president of film.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a preview of potential 2017 festival buzz titles and production focuses on Arrival and Fences.
Chris Hanson and Gráinne McKenna have both been made partners at the company.
BBC, BFI, Film4, Creative Scotland execs to speak on panel discussion about the future of Scottish film industry.
Filming under way on Entertainment One’s 1970s-set comedy drama.
The ECA has also crowned its 2015-16 box office award winners.
Producer Amy Hobby has been promoted to executive director of Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), effective immediately.
The star has officially signed up to star in Disney-Lucasfilm’s stand-alone Star Wars project.
EXCLUSIVE: Alliance Media Partners teams with Salt executives to launch new company; Matt Bomer thriller on slate.
The Directors Guild Of America on Wednesday unveiled nominees in the documentary, television and commercials categories.
The industry veteran has left K5 Media Group to serve as Ashok Amritraj’s president of international, effective immediately.
World premieres include Fanny Ardant’s Stalin’s Couch [pictured], Elisabeth E. Schuch’s The Book Of Birdie, Erlingur Ottar Thoroddsen’s Rift, and Manuel Concha’s Blind Alley.
EXCLUSIVE: Cross cultural tale of young Palestinians living in Tel Aviv sells to US, Canada and France.
Train To Busan and The Wailing also secured multiple nominations.
EXCLUSIVE: French company also unveils first deals on Jean-Claude Brisseau’s erotic 3D drama Tempting Devils.
EXCLUSIVE: Indie Sales unveils first image of female soccer comedy.
EXCLUSIVE: Protagonist to handle sales and Element secures distribution rights to Parallel Films production backed by IFB and BFI.
The New York-based distributor has acquired rights from UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of LD Entertainment and will release the true-life drama on June 9.
The American Society Of Cinematographers (ASC) on Wednesday unveiled its nominees in the theatrical release and Spotlight categories for the 31st Annual ASC Awards For Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography.
UEL lecturer Paul Callaghan will take up the position from mid-January.
EXCLUSIVE: Local films drove an unprecedented 30.5m ticket sales in Mexico last year, according to data supplied by Imcine and Comscore.
Nisan Cohen has been appointed to the role of CFO.
Oscar-winners working on theatrical/TV project.
Eva Diederix has been appointed head of international sales at Paris-based Wild Bunch, the company has announced.
Arrival and Nocturnal Animals also in the running with nine nods.
EXCLUSIVE: While not quite scaling the heights of the record 2015 cycle, admissions in the fourth largest Latin American film market reached 50.5m last year.
The parties unveiled their new sales partnership on Tuesday, ending speculation as to who would handle Participant Media’s slate of narratives and select documentaries.
Sophie Turner and Dominic Cooper presented this year’s nominations.
Fox’s superhero adaptation has earned a theatrical nomination from the Producers Guild Of America, which traditionally serves as a strong form guide for Oscar best picture nominees.
HBO has acquired Evgeny Afineevsky’s Sundance selection and follow-up to Winter On Fire: Ukraine’s Fight For Freedom in a deal with executive producer David Dinerstein.
The Visual Effects Society announced on Tuesday its nominees ahead of the 15th Annual VES Awards show in Los Angeles on February 7.
Arrival helped eOne top the overall list, while Lionsgate was bouyed by La La Land.
Reactions roll in following this year’s BAFTA nominations.
Universal Filmed Entertainment Group top brass announced the development on Tuesday.
The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) on Tuesday announced nominees for the 53rd Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for 2016.
In a move that further enhances the arts profile of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday the city will house the Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art.
EXCLUSIVE: Vincent Lindon stars as journalist investigating saintly apparition
Cinema group appoints three senior executives.
X-Men spinoff and Trainspotting sequel to play Out of Competition.
Dome Karukoski’s biopic will have its world premiere at the Swedish festival.
JANUARY 9 UPDATE: Fox’s NASA drama surged 16 places in its third session to topple Rogue One after three weekends at the summit.
President-elect insults Hollywood icon after her critical Golden Globes speech.
The elusive filmmaker and artist attended the Showtime session at the annual Television Critics Association press tour on Monday and spoke cryptically about his reboot of the beloved series.
Fox’s video game adaptation lands with eight-day $6.42m (£5.29m) opening as Disney’s spin-off nears £60m.
Festival top brass added two new world premieres to the line-up on Monday, expanding the overall selection to 120 features.
Paris-based MK2 creates joint film company with former co-founding managing director of Quebec’s Metropole Films.
JANUARY 9 UPDATE: Disney’s Star Wars spin-off lands in China with estimated three-day $31m chart-topping debut.
Heartstone, The Red Turtle, 24 Weeks and After Love also selected for release.
Star Wars spin-off makes $30m in its opening weekend.
There were wins for The Night Manager cast and The Crown.
EXCLUSIVE: The US-Chinese production company and the screenwriter development platform have launched the Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship.
The Los Angeles-based distributor has picked up all US rights from Mongrel International to Hope Dickson Leach’s drama.
The founder of the Fantasia International Film Festival’s Frontières International Co-Production Market will serve as director of distribution.
Update: Donald Trump has responded to Streeps comments, calling her “one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood”.
Lionsgate’s La La Land won seven awards including best musical or comedy, while A24’s Moonlight was crowned best dramatic film.
The Lionsgate musical enjoyed a spectacular night as it converted seven nominations into seven wins at the 74th annual Golden Globes on Sunday – but Meryl Streep stole the show.
In a second notable pre-festival buy, the distributor has picked up worldwide rights to Luca Guadagnino’s anticipated drama from WME Global and UTA Independent Film Group.
The drama prevailed in Saturday’s vote, earning best picture, director for Barry Jenkins, supporting actor for Mahershala Ali and cinematography for James Laxton.
EXCLUSIVE: On the eve of the Golden Globes ceremony in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles-based Jumpwire Media has revealed the social media profile of each of the ten best picture nominees.
The Los Angeles awards show honouring the best in Australian and international cinema saw Mel Gibson prevail in the best director category for Hacksaw Ridge.
EXCLUSIVE: Debut feature, starring Brett Gelman, Michael Cera and Judy Greer, to get international premiere at Rotterdam.
Disney enjoys the biggest-ever year for any distributor of all time with $370.3m (£300.7m).
Politics drama that upset France’s Front National party to market premiere at Rendez-vous with French cinema.
Narenda Modi, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kapoor pay tribute to the celebrated actor.
Bielecki worked on Star Wars, Superman and Alien.
The actor was best known in Britain for East Is East and My Son The Fanatic.
JANUARY 6 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stands at $838.3m worldwide heading into its fourth session as it prepares to launch in China.
Jiang Wu (pictured) and Song Yang star in suspense drama about class conflict.
The Guild announced on Thursday nominations for the 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards across a multitude of categories covering features, TV, commercials and music videos.
Bliss Media distributes the World War II drama directed by Mel Gibson, which has crossed $50m in China and earned a rare extension.
The world premiere of the US auteur’s latest film starring Rooney Mara, Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender will kick off events in Austin, Texas, on March 10.
The Guild on Thursday unveiled its nominees in the categories of television series/specials, children’s programmes, long-form television, sports programmes and digital series.
The other nominees are Laia Costa, Lucas Hedges and Anya Taylor-Joy.
Handsome Devil to kick-off the event, Mad To Be Normal picked as Closing Film Gala.
The ‘F-rating’ has been adopted by cinemas, festivals and IMDb.
Lionsgate’s awards season heavyweight is getting the large screen format treatment from January 13.
Former Weinstein Company executive Dan Guando has joined Los Angeles-based Bloom as president of production.
Hollywood film and TV production operation Revolution Studios has been bought by investment fund and asset management company Content Partners.
Etienne Comar’s directorial debut stars Reda Kateb as iconic musician.
Writers of Hell or High Water, La La Land, Arrival and Deadpool are among the nominees for this year’s Writers Guild Awards.
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to documentary Casting JonBenet, which is set to get its world premiere in the US Documentary Competition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to horror-thriller from producer-director Chris von Hoffmann.
EXCLUSIVE: IFFR reveals lineup and jury for programme focused on emerging filmmakers.
EXCLUSIVE: Mini-major confirms £109.2 haul, placing it ahead of two studios.
Captain America: Civil War topped the charts in Hong Kong, but local films also performed well.
The editors of awards season front-runners La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight are among nominees.
EXCLUSIVE: Film exploring legacy of Thailand’s 1976 Thammasat University massacre scores international deals.
Second biggest annual box office since 1966 in year dominated by Disney.
Disney has become the first Hollywood studio ever to take more than $3bn in annual gross at the North American box office.
Three-year deal will see STX release Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets plus three other EuropaCorp films in 2017.
US sales and production company MonteCristo International Entertainment has named former Carolco and Seven Arts executive Chris Bialek (pictured) as president.
The deal is expected help Nordic major SF Studios expand internationally.
Rotterdam reveals 2017 Tiger lineup and jury ahead of 46th edition.
Disney’s Star Wars spin-off overtakes Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts on final day of the year.
Deadpool tops list, Batman V Superman, Star Wars also make top 10.
Jackie Chan back on top, Great Wall nears $150m.
After years of huge growth, the Chinese box office plateaued last year.
JAN 3 UPDATE: The stand-alone Star Wars sci-fi finished 2016 as the second highest grossing film between the January 1-December 31 period and will soon overtake Finding Dory to become the biggest film released in 2016.
La La Land and Hacksaw Ridge earned six and five awards respectively as the 21st edition of Capri, Hollywood - The International Film Festival came to a close in Italy.
Universal’s Sing crosses $100m mark at the international box office.
The producer and Canadian film industry pioneer died of a heart attack on Sunday in hospital in Toronto. He was 77.
Despite numerous high-profile flops, it was record average ticket prices, premium pricing and a handful of blockbusters that pushed the year in North America to a numeric high – although inflation tells a different story.
The sci-fi awards contender starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner has reached $151.7m, North American distributor Paramount announced on Sunday.
From China to Brexit, Screen gazes into its crystal ball…
JANUARY 1 UPDATE: The sci-fi stand-alone from Disney-owned Lucasfilm surged to $408.2m by January 1.
We pay tribute to the film stars and directors from around the world who sadly passed away in 2016.Hector Babenco
The board of American Cinema Editors (ACE) said on Friday the group will present the filmmaker with its ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award.
The Oscar-nominated star of such iconic films as Singin’ In The Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown has died in Los Angeles, one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher. She was 84.
The Hacksaw Ridge filmmaker has been named Director Of The Year at the Capri, Hollywood – The International Film Festival.
Universal Pictures sources confirmed on Thursday the Golden Globe-nominated star of La La Land will reteam with his director to portray the pioneering astronaut.
One of Western cinema’s busiest action stars has come top of the annual poll of Hollywood earners at the global box office as women claimed three of the top five slots.
Four films, including the latest projects from Amma Asante, Mike Leigh and Lynne Ramsay, were granted more than £1m in production funding in 2016.
The Chinese titan’s Digital Media And Entertainment Group offshoot has ring-fenced more than 50bn yuan for content investment over the next three years, according to Reuters.
Bob Iger, Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams have paid their respects to the Princess Leia actress.
The actress suffered a heart attack last week.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company reshuffles sales team as Carole Baraton steps down as head of sales.
The senior executive will leave the company before the end of the year, it emerged on Tuesday.
From US indie hits to British social realist drama, Screen charts the BFI’s biggest grants in 2016.
DECEMBER 27 UPDATE: Lucasfilm’s sci-fi grossed a confirmed $96.1m over the holiday weekend as it crossed $570m worldwide.
The director of the magic realism school who directed 1992 rom-com The Dark Side Of The Heart starring Dario Grandinetti has died. He was 71.
Topics that were popular with Screen readers in 2016 included Blade Runner, Baahubali, our Cannes jury grid and of course, Brexit.
UPDATED: The Star Wars legend is in intensive care in Los Angeles after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London last Friday.
DECEMBER 26 UPDATE: The judge who ordered El Inca to be pulled from theatres has postponed further court hearings on the matter until he and everybody involved in the case have watched the film.
EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit Day For Night has acquired the Venice and Locarno titles.
DECEMBER 23 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story added $31.7m at the worldwide box office on Thursday according to Disney estimates.
Local hits including The Ten Commandments: The Movie boosted takings this year.
Three UK features among first 15 films selected for Berlin’s Generations programme.
Previous funding has been awarded to productions including T2: Trainspotting and In Plain Sight.
Los Angeles-based STX Entertainment on Friday is lining up the sequel to its hit comedy for a November 3 release.
The Star Wars spin-off garnered a huge amount of social media attention over the last seven days.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a VFX focus and interviews with Michelle Williams and Bafta’s Amanda Berry.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company reteams with In Bloom directors Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross.
Foxtail Entertainment and David Goyer’s Phantom Four have signed Odessa Young, Hari Nef, R&B musician ABRA and Suki Waterhouse to the thriller.
Animated feature is currently in production in London.
The former director of the Tribeca Film Festival will reportedly oversee virtual reality projects at the digital giant.
Academy on Wednesday also announced that 336 films are eligible for the best picture category.
The Canadian auteur, deep into production on Blade Runner 2049 and riding high on critical and commercial success with awards contender Arrival, is in early talks with Legendary.
Company cancels US investment and instead targets Hong Kong outfit Pegasus Entertainment.
EXCLUSIVE: Director also revealed details of the film’s shoot, which recently wrapped in Hungary.
EXCLUSIVE: Seth Smith’s psychedelic horror filmed at a remote beach house on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
The awards season frontrunner earned seven awards including best film, best director for Barry Jenkins, best ensemble cast and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.
Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn on Monday hailed what is set to become an “historic” industry achievement this week.
HanWay appoints head of sales and head of distribution and marketing.
The distributor has finalised a deal for global rights to Monkey Business: The Adventures Of Curious George’s Creators.
Find out what made our top 10 films of 2016 - and which films feature on Team Screen’s overall top 10.
South African-set The Wound, directed by John Trengove, set to kick off this year’s Panorama main programme.
Toni Erdmann has six nominations, American Honey, La La Land and Manchester By The Sea on five.
The Great Wall in at number one; 2016 annual takings set to break new records
Sequel to iconic sci-fi directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.
Disney’s Star Wars spin-off achieves second-highest December opening of all time behind The Force Awakens.
EXCLUSIVE: UK production outfit buys 80% of shares in production and consultancy venture Port Royal.
EXCLUSIVE: Recently launched Arcadia heads to Utah with survival thriller.
Council of Europe’s cinema fund to award €3,843,000.
Drama Series Days will now run for three days and moves to a new venue.
Other big winners were Home, Layla M, The Fixer and Lady Macbeth.
The partners plan to release Joel David Moore’s drama theatrically and on demand in the US on February 3.
DECEMBER 19 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them crosses $500m overseas.
DECEMBER 19 UPDATE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has scored the second highest December opening in history behind last year’s $247.9m by Stars Wars: The Force Awakens.
The Hungarian-born socialite and celebrity has died at her Bel Air home after reportedly suffering a heart attack. She was 99.
Jurgen Ureña’s film was named Best Central American Feature Film and Best National Feature Film as the 2016 Costa Rica International Film Festival (CRFIC) wrapped on Sunday.
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Friday unveiled the ten films that remain in the running for the visual effects Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards.
DECEMBER 16 UPDATE: Disney executives reported on Friday evening that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossed in the low $70m range on opening day Friday in North America.
EXCLUSIVE: Swedish comedy-drama is the country’s most successful film for 32 years.
Lost In London will be shot in one-take in the British capital in January.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a documentary focus and an interview with Nocturnal Animals director Tom Ford.
Former French minister of culture succeeds outgoing president Jobst Plog on Jan 1, 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are executive producing the feature adaptation of Atsuko Hirayanagi’s short film, which stars Shinobu Terajima and Josh Hartnett.
Seasonal comedy Office Christmas Party claimed second place.
The 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will present Mahershala Ali with the Breakthrough Performance Award on January 2 for his role in Moonlight at its annual Film Awards Gala.
Maren Ade’s much-fancied German crowd-pleaser is among nine selected by the Academy to proceed to the nominations phase but there is no joy for Asia or Latin America.
Colonial drama with impressive cast set for March 2017 release.
Disney had not reported the first wave of international launches for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at time of writing, however results are expected to be impressive.
EXCLUSIVE: Udo Kier attached to play Hitler and Lesley Garrett to provide vocals for biopic based on remarkable true story.
20th Century Fox chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced a new role on Thursday for the president of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Worldwide.
Aki Kaurismäki, Oren Moverman, Agnieszka Holland, Sally Potter among Competition lineup.
The world premiere of Ritesh Batra’s adaptation of the Julian Barnes novel starring Jim Broadbent and Charlotte Rampling will kick off proceedings at the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 5.
The Oscar-winner has signed on to star in and produce the adaptation of Maria Semple’s bestseller – the first series announced by Megan Ellison’s new venture.
Swedish writer Hakan Nesser’s Nordic Noir books have sold more than 20million copies worldwide and will be published in English and additional languages in 2017.
Sherlock and Doctor Who director among filmmakers with projects at Amsterdam forum which is a partnership between the Cannes Marché and Montreal’s Fantasia.
EXCLUSIVE: Naseeruddin Shah and Tisca Chopra head the cast of UK-India co-production, which is a contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.
The 13th edition of DIFF has revealed its winners with The Dark Wind scooping top prize.
Producer body set to relocate to Amsterdam from Paris in early 2017.
Ten Screen critics select their hidden film gems of the year.
The deal with Empire sees CinemaNext expand UK footprint.
The young acting talent will be presented on the opening weekend of next year’s Berlinale.
The deal values the UK broadcaster at £18.5bn.
Bollywood legend grants Netflix exclusive streaming rights to his upcoming projects.
The iconic filmmaker will receive the Writers Guild Of America, West’s 2017 Laurel Award for screenwriting achievement in recognition of his body of work.
Bafta to introduce a series of diversity measures following survey of members.
In a big shake-up at the studio, New Line COO and president Toby Emmerich is replacing Greg Silverman as the chief creative force at Warner Bros.
Festival brass on Wednesday added two Documentary Premieres as well as a pair of favourites from the vaults – Desert Hearts and Reservoir Dogs.
Moonriver signs multi-year partnership with eOne and The Mark Gordon Company; announces first movie.
The Screen Actors Guild on Wednesday dropped two surprise additions into the awards race as Manchester By The Sea led the way on four nominations.
Film-maker faces 223 lashes during his one-year jail sentence which has just begun.
Emiliano Torres’ The Winter [pictured] was named best film at the first edition of the International Film Festival and Awards Macao (IFFAM).
Syrian founders Orwa Nyrabia and Diana El Jeiroudi rebrand Berlin-based production company.
Qatar’s Doha Film Institute (DFI) backs 32 projects in autumn funding round.
WW2 epic stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles
Communications specialist Patricia Röckenwagner has been brought in to the newly created role, effective January 17.
Bayona’s film scoops 12 nods, followed closely by ‘Smoke And Mirrors’ and ‘The Fury Of A Patient Man’.
The investigative journalist and Oscar-winning screenwriter and producer of The Hurt Locker hailed on Tuesday the settlement of his Bowe Bergdahl recordings case with the US government.
The star of 20th Century Women who also apears in Rules Don’t Apply will receive the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival’s (PSIFF) Career Achievement Award on January 2.
EXCLUSIVE: In a highly significant step for the region, Trinidad & Tobago has become the first Caribbean nation to join the Latin American Film Commission Network (LAFCN).
Good Films chief Miriam Segal said on Tuesday that shooting has begun in Los Angeles on the crime drama that also stars Forest Whitaker.
Academy brass on Tuesday announced the roster of songs and scores that will advance to the nominations stage for the 89th Academy Awards.
EXCLUSIVE: UK debut backed by BFI and Creative England stars rising actor Josh O’Connor, Ian Hart and Gemma Jones.
The Los Angeles and Beijing-based producer-financier – backed by Chris Liu’s East Light Film Company – is lining up the sci-fi disaster story.
EXCLUSIVE: Comedian Ross Noble co-stars in horror from Irish outfit Fantastic Films.
Naomie Harris, Hugh Grant and Tom Hiddleston make the Golden Globe shortlist.
Manchester By The Sea is second, while Moonlight sits third.
The €50,000 prize sponsored by Eurimages goes to a Spanish-French co production that mixes science fiction and documentary.
Gomorrah distributor Beta has taken a minority stake in the TV formats company.
Wilson and Ghost World writer Daniel Clowes will adapt his own graphic novel.
A total of 26 film projects will participate in this year’s co-production market in Rotterdam.
DECEMBER 12 UPDATE: Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off reaches $480.7m after four weeks in play.
La La Land and Moonlight lead the nominations list.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens day-and-date in most major markets this week when insiders say it could gross between $130m and $150m internationally by Sunday.
Monday’s nominees for the upcoming 74th Golden Globe Awards express surprise, gratitude – and a love for tickle fights.
Fences, Sully and Silence were all snubbed, but there was good news for Deadpool and Mel Gibson.
One of the buzz titles of the recent AFM has found its US home.
Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off up to $53.2m (£42.3m); eOne’s Office Christmas Party lands with five-day $1.5m (£1.19m) debut.
EXCLUSIVE: Backer of Burn Burn Burn, Tiger Raid and Broken spins off from accountancy firm NLP.
Shari Redstone and her father Sumner Redstone have called off early talks to combine the companies.
Browse Screen International’s daily magazines from the Dubai International Film Festival here.
EXCLUSIVE: Motion Picture Capital acquires movie rights to new account of WWII raid.
Maren Ade’s German comedy won three awards including best director and best actress, while Barry Jenkins’s drama was named best film.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Palestinian actor Adam Bakri (Omar) has been cast in Sydney-based director Partho Sen-Gupta’s upcoming drama Slam, alongside Australian actress Rachael Blake.
Miami Dade College will continue its partnership with the tech giant on March 4-5 during the 2017 Miami Film Festival.
Hacksaw Ridge and Suddenly Seventeen open in second and third respectively.
Creative Access facing closure as government withdraws £2m for paid internship programmes.
Topics will include virtual reality, new technologies and the intersection between films and video games.
EXCLUSIVE: Production is underway in London and Rome on Richard Loncraine’s British comedy ‘Finding Your Feet’.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian producer Mohamed Samir has boarded Wheelchair, the first narrative feature from Little Eagles director Mohamed Rashad.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Habib Attia is producing documentary about a mother fighting to get her two teenage daughters back from Libya.
Lebanese filmmaker Eliane Raheb’s The Great Family and Algeria Is Still Far Away, from Algerian-French filmmaker Omar Haffaf, shared the $25,000 top prize at Dubai Film Connection (DFC) yesterday.
Non-profit cultural body aims to promote Arab cinema and launch an Oscars-style awards ceremony.
DECEMBER 12 UPDATE: La La Land delivered a $881,104 limited launch from five sites for the second best specialty opening weekend average in history.
Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has joined the cast of The Confession Of Sultana Daku, produced by London-based Beautiful Bay Entertainment.
South Korean prosecutors today named president Park Geun-hye as a suspected accomplice in pressuring CJ Group vice chairwoman Miky Lee to step down in 2013.
Lionsgate’s musical romance earned best film and director for Damien Chazelle from The Broadcast Film Critics Association on Sunday night.
Zawya Distribution is ramping up its 2017 slate of Egyptian independent features with titles including Tamer El Said’s In The Last Days Of The City and Mohamed Rashad’s DIFF competition title Little Eagles.
Saudi director Aymen Khoja is unveiling his upcoming US-set, soccer-themed work Shoot at the inaugural edition of the Arab Cinema Lab at DIFF.
Lebanon-based distributor Phoenicia Pictures has acquired MENA rights to Borg vs McEnroe, about the famous rivalry between tennis players Björn Borg and John McEnroe, at Dubai Film Market.
EXCLUSIVE SET VISIT: Cop thriller stars The Grandmaster’s Zhang Jin.
FilmNation COO Milan Popelka tells Arab producers that there’s more money out there than good projects, but that capital is very specific in what it’s looking for.
Germany’s Oscar hopeful wins five major awards in Wroclaw at politically charged ceremony.
Speaking at the European Film Awards, UK director calls for “collective voice” among European industry.
Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, French auteur Bruno Dumont and Cambodian creative documentarian Rithy Panh have been confirmed as the first ‘masters’ at the Doha Film Institute’s talent development event Qumra.
Paramount will release the eco doc that reunites former US vice president Al Gore with Participant Media and will premiere on the festival’s opening night under inaugural programme The New Climate.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Acclaimed French actress Isabelle Huppert is in line to make her starring debut in an Arab film, playing a Morocco-born French woman in Abdellah Taïa’s The Treasure.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak has signed for the lead role in up-and-coming director Amjad Al-Rasheed’s debut feature Inshallah It’s A Boy – A Chapter From The Fabled Life Of Nawal.
DUBAI/EXCLUSIVE: Dubai-based pan-Arab distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment picked up 31 titles at the recent American Film Market, including critically-acclaimed drama Lady Macbeth.
Bid from Rupert Murdoch-controlled US outfit values Sky at £18.5bn.
The International Documentary Association (IDA) hailed its own at Friday’s 32nd Annual IDA Documentary Awards and launched a $5m journalism project.
EXCLUSIVE: Local talents shine at inaugural Macao fest.
Dutch director of Elle and RoboCop will serve as jury president at the 67th Berlinale.
Studio brass on Friday unveiled the new title of the next entry in the $3bn-plus global franchise and unveiled a teaser trailer ahead of the April 14 release.
UK film-maker Asif Kapadia talked about his upcoming project, a documentary covering the life of football player Diego Maradona, in a panel about his career at DIFF.
Dubai Film Market is introducing a selection of Indian projects for the first time this year through a partnership with Europe’s PJLF Three Rivers Residency.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes interviews with the people behind La La Land and Lion, and Screen’s critics’ picks of the year.
VOX Cinemas has boarded the next film by the makers of Emirati street racing hit Hajwala and also acquired local director Ahmed Zain’s comedy drama Lisa, which premieres at DIFF this year.
Jeddah-based digital content platform Uturn Entertainment is moving its head office to Dubai as part of a push to expand across the region and further afield.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen can reveal a first-look image from the comedy-horror.
Rogue One topped this week’s chart, while Disney’s Moana maintained a high level of interest.
UAE filmmaker Abdullah Hassan Ahmed’s Sunrise scooped the $100,000 IWC Filmmaker Award at DIFF last night.
UK film-maker John Madden admits he feared the drama of the US presidential election would overtake his Washington-set political film Miss Sloane as he was shooting it earlier this year.
The star of Arrival will collect the Chairman’s Award at the awards gala of the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2.
Shooting is underway on the horror title set in France 1918 as an Allied tunneller played by Rossif Sutherland is sent to sabotage a German secret weapon.
Companies struck the deal at Screen Singapore 2016; Rocky and Creed duo team on Stano.
The American Film Institute on Thursday announced its official selections for the AFI Awards 2016 celebrating the best ten films and television shows of the year.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is still the one to beat at the international box office this weekend as the industry holds its breath before the global roll-out of Rogue One.
Shareholders from both companies voted overwhelmingly for the transaction for approximately $4.4bn in cash and stock first announced in June.
Speakers from this year’s VR Creative Summit reveal their tips for combining storytelling and technology to create high-quality VR content.
The Producers Guild of America on Thursday said Jeff Nichols’ drama would receive the honour at the 28th annual awards ceremony on January 28.
The Chilean submission for best foreign language Oscar took home four awards at the third Fenix Ibero-American Film Awards in Mexico City on Wednesday.
New 2% levy would be imposed on advertising revenue from sites specialised in online video.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales agent secures a raft of Asia deals post-AFM.
EXCLUSIVE: Joint initiative Propellor Film Tech Hub will champion innovation in how films are produced, distributed and experienced; fourth partner is Berlin-based company Cinemathon.
The initiative, highlighting five emerging film talents from the Arab world, is presented at Dubai International Film Festival.
VR is shaping up to be a combination of cinema, theatre and gaming, says the director of the UAE’s first VR narrative short Flash.
EXCLUSIVE: Cairo-based MAD Solutions has picked up five titles in DIFF’s Muhr Feature competition for distribution in the region.
UK financier Motion Picture Capital to tackle story of UK rugby player.
EXCLUSIVE: CEO Karinne Behr will oversee worldwide sales on the dark comedy from Los Angeles-based Provocator.
First image released from new film about Finnish travelling salesman who meets a Syrian refugee.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales outfit has a trio of documentaries playing in the festival’s world documentary competition.
The French giant is lining up its English-language debut after securing remake rights to Yeon Sang-ho’s smash zombie thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: The director of At The End Of The Tunnel, which played in official selection recently at the Rome Film Festival, has been generating heat with two television projects.
The Salesman, The Eagle Huntress and Hunt For The Wilderpeople take top prizes, while Meg Ryan accepts honorary award.
Female film-makers donned sausage costumes to protest gender disparity in the Australian industry.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor buys slate and catalogue with more than 500 titles; predicts “doubled market share”.
Deal sees DCM extend its market share of cinema advertising to 81% across the UK.
The star of Zhang Yimou’s upcoming Chinese tentpole has dismissed reports accusing him of taking a role that should have gone to an Asian actor.
Catalyst Global Media to produce Owen Sheers’ critically applauded verse drama and stage play.
The film version of the hugely successful cop show will feature the lead actors from TV series.
Following the launch of its Sky VR app, the broadcaster is now focusing on commissioning original, high-end VR content.
The Weinstein Company has moved up the qualifying run of its Michael Keaton starrer.
Koen De Bouw-starring assassination thriller has proved a hit at the Belgian box office.
The Los Angeles-based company has brought on Emmy-winning producer Phil Gurin to lead the new venture, IM Global executive chairman Donald Tang and IM Global founder and CEO and IM Global Television CEO Stuart Ford said on Tuesday.
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on Tuesday announced its shortlist of 15 documentary features.
A film directed by Kristen Stewart is among a diverse and provocative roster of 68 shorts announced by festival brass on Tuesday.
A24’s awards season frontrunner will roll out internationally in theatres in the early stages of 2017.
XLrator Media and Mario Van Peebles’ new TV outfit MVPTV will produce 13-episode series.
Reported $1.3m investment will see the company developing products specifically for the Chinese market.
Vaughan was best known for roles in TV series Porridge and Game Of Thrones.
EXCLUSIVE: Catherine Linstrum and Keri Collins movies shortlisted for development and production scheme.
EXCLUSIVE: Caspar Lee hired by UK producers as part of a marketing drive to entice younger audiences.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International here, which includes a focus on leading contenders for directing and screenwriting nominations this awards season.
Aftermath and Bryan Cranston drama Wakefield among latest pick-ups.
EXCLUSIVE: Three teams selected for Lab from more than 100 applicants.
Director releases statement to Italian press: “I would like, for the last time, to clear up a ridiculous misunderstanding.”
Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek star in the adventure based on the bestselling 1969 memoir of convicted French felon and fugitive Henri Charriere.
The talk show host gets his first call-up as host of the awards season finale.
Grace Is Gone director Jim Strouse’s The Incredible Jessica James will close the festival in Park City.
Harry Potter spin-off is now the fifth-biggest release of 2016 with $48m (£37.76m).
Jessica Chastain, Chris Evans and Scott Derrickson react with disgust to director’s Last Tango In Paris comments.
DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: Ahead of Rogue One, Disney crosses $4bn mark overseas for their first time ever, marking only the second time for any studio.
Bugsy Malone and Evita director discussed his career during a Brussels European Film Forum masterclass.
Anime smashes records, defeats Harry Potter spin-off.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association added their endorsement on Sunday to A24’s critical and awards darling with four prizes as Manchester By The Sea ended the day empty-handed.
DECEMBER 5 UPDATE: A lacklustre session saw Disney’s animation retain top spot as Arrival continued its terrific run to climb to number three through Paramount and Jackie enjoyed an excellent debut through Fox Searchlight.
Andrea Arnold’s epic travelogue won four awards including best independent British film.
Andrea Arnold’s American Honey was the big winner on the night.
White Sun wins key award at the 27th Singapore International Film Festival.
Programmers at the eighth Buenos Aires market handed out their annual awards on Friday when several titles rose to the top and the judges also unveiled selections from a vibrant inaugural animation section.
TV smash Game Of Thrones and global box office hit Paddington are textbook cases of how film commissions can exploit content to boost tourism, a workshop audience at the Buenos Aires market heard on Friday.
The independently financed sci-fi drama has crossed the milestone, executives at North American distributor Paramount said on Friday.