Netflix Season 5 due to debut on June 9.
Screen rounds up the training initiatives for under-represented groups in the industry.
Netflix statement said it was “exploring theatrical distribution” for their Cannes Competition titles.
Maren Ade named best director as female filmmakers flourish.
Marvel Studios tentpole opened in UK, Mexico, Spain on Friday.
David Garrett to show footage in Cannes; film currently in post.
Book series spawned iconic character of Lestat.
Former US assistant secretary of state for economic and business affairs Charles Rivkin named as successor.
California festival’s 18th edition ran from April 20-27.
EXCLUSIVE: Independent boards doc about the life and career of acting legend Ian McKellen.
Shepherd is also leaving his position at the NFTS.
Kevin Spacey to kick off May event with House Of Cards on-stage conversation in Beverly Hills.
EXCLUSIVE: Embankment launches sales on Second World War drama.
California film festival reveals initial schedule for 29th edition.
Steve Smith replaces Beryl Richards on UK organisation’s board.
Sarita Koskelin and Kari Paljakka will start in new roles next year.
CJ strikes French deal for South Korean action film.
Project illumates a dark chapter in Norwegian history.
Gender pay gap figures revealed.
Documentary festival’s MeetMarket will host 65 projects at 2017 edition.
EXCLUSIVE: Stylish, steamy and very French, Garrel’s new feature explores his trademark theme of relationships.
UK producers including Andy Paterson and Rebecca O’Brien back the radical proposal.
EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo acquires project starring Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer and Clémence Poésy.
Santiago Mitre’s La Cordillera, Li Ruijun’s Walking Past The Future join UCR.
EXCLUSIVE: Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan star in Chekhov classic.
APRIL 29 UPDATE: Hondros, The Divine Order win audience awards.
Universal behemoth to reach the milestone by Saturday.
EXCLUSIVE:Both documentaries to receive world premieres in Canada.
Documentary about unique theatre group in Tuscany premiered at SXSW.
EXCLUSIVE: The Reef 2 team band for adaptation of Jules Verne novel.
Musical drama takes place in contemporary multicultural Paris.
Hot Docs runs from April 27-May 7.
Investor recently secured controlling interest in Village Roadshow Entertainment Group.
Legendary Indian actor and producer passed away aged 70.
EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Habits tells the story of California’s Sisters of the Valley.
Also in Nyon: Gloria Films projects; Docs in Progress
EXCLUSIVE: Cannes Midnight Screenings title gets UK deal.
EU court declares that selling set-top boxes with piracy add-ons is illegal.
EXCLUSIVE: Thriller directed by Trance writer Joe Ahearne and co-stars Tom Bateman and Sean Teale.
Distribution and sales veteran Scott Kaplan has joined Gravitas Ventures as senior vice-president of global sales.
Deal builds on preview Summit-only arrangement.
He also helmed Philadelphia, The Manchurian Candidate and Rachel Getting Married.
Venture targets four to five commercial theatrical films a year; signs deal with Red Granite.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales and distribution veteran Mark Lindsay to introduce five new titles to Cannes buyers.
beIN Media Group and Miramax chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi announces hire of industry veteran.
Martin Scorsese, Edgar Wright, Kevin Smith among those to pay tribute to director.
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy to return; January 2019 release set.
Producer Saïd Ben Saïd announces production of Blessed Virgin on twitter.
EXCLUSIVE: Buyers from UK, Australia, France flock to All Eyez On Me.
EXCLUSIVE: Film to be introduced at Cannes market; Amy archive producers onboard.
HanWay Films handles international sales.
Marvel Studios release benefits from Anzac holiday in Australia, New Zealand.
FDA president also calls for a senior indie distributor to be appointed to the BFI board.
English title for Un Beau Soleil Intérieur, set to open Directors’ Fortnight, also announced.
Baahubali 2: The Conclusion set for release in IMAX on April 28.
Chung Yoon-chul’s war adventure stars Lee Jung-jae and Yeo Jin-gu.
US-set title gets sales deal before Directors’ Fortnight premiere.
Telecino Cinema to be given indie producer of the year prize at cinema convention.
Oldboy star becomes first Asian actor to appear in a von Trier movie.
Disney moves Indiana Jones moves back one year to July 2020; Frozen 2 to open November 2019.
Marvel Cinematic Universe releases hold five of the top six May debuts.
Akiva Goldsman among writers and executive producers on Titans.
June 7 event features on-stage interview, screening of new film, Trouble.
Marketing, publicity executives report to Tom Ortenberg.
The film is Anderson’s second animated feature after Fantastic Mr Fox.
Festival competition jury also features Park Chan-wook, Fan Bingbing, Agnès Jaoui, Gabriel Yared.
Project marks fourth in Sandler’s original deal with streaming giant.
Red Sea Media handles international sales.
Cannes was among 30 French resorts banning burkinis on the beach last summer.
EXCLUSIVE: UK sales outfit makes new hire.
Second edition of event for aspiring creatives reveals line-up.
Digital heavyweights to speak at two-day event
The festival will close with A Ghost Story, starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
Comedy-drama added to Cannes sidebar.
Kenji Mizoguchi, Jirí Brdecka tributes planned for 52nd edition.
Zombillenium announced as opener; China named as guest country, Guillermo del Toro to return.
Distributor sets June 30 theatrical and VOD launch.
1972 alumnus has worked with David Lynch, John Cassavetes, Ang Lee, Jim Jarmusch.
Action could commence on May 2 if no deal in place.
Best picture co-presenter breaks silence in NBC interview.
Estonia-set folk tale will open later in the year.
Furious 8 hits $300m; Smurfs opens in second.
Nine-episode series to star Kaho in first full action role.
Comic book adaptation The End Of The F***ing World now filming in the UK.
Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.
EXCLUSIVE: Mexican director made waves in Sundance with I Dream In Another Language.
Producer Andy Lau hopes five-part drama will have “international appeal”.
Differing views over release strategy believed to be cause.
Fantasy books adaptation to chronicle exploits of mercenary unit in Tolkien-like world.
Other recipients include Virginia Woolf romance Vita & Virginia and new Hong Khaou, Carmel Winters films.
CEO set to leave Star Wars and James Bond studio after 17 years.
Puerto Rico-set story to open in limited theatrical release.
Universal’s Fast & Furious 8 remains top in the UK; Their Finest opens fourth.
Big budget dramas dominate event celebrating behind-the-scenes talent.
Zhu Zhu will star in the remake of the cult German thriller.
Tala Hadid, Wong Chun also win prizes at Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Participants to receive $10,000 in services, and mentorship.
APRIL 24 UPDATE: Unforgettable forgettable on $4.8m; The Promise disappoints on $4.1m.
APRIL 24 UPDATE: Universal behemoth soars to $319.4m in China; will cross $1bn global mark this week.
Sci-fi series to roll out from 2020 to 2025.
Green to attend Cannes on behalf of new partnership with billionaire Dan Friedkin.
APRIL 21 UPDATE: Executive director of film body ‘touched by support’.
First deal of its kind for new company launched by Tom Quinn, Tim League.
Former IFP executive director will operate from New York offices.
Pulp Fiction actress signs up for Cannes section.
EXCLUSIVE: Israeli drama acquired by New Europe.
EXCLUSIVE: Story loosely in the vein of Memento.
Lightning Entertainment handles worldwide sales.
Cannes grapples with the implications of Netflix’s arrival on the Croisette.
Mafia tale Sicilian Ghost Story to open sidebar, Sundance hit Brigsby Bear selected as closer.
Total of 13 projects backed with €1.06m investment.
Arnaud Desplechin’s drama co-stars Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel.
This year’s showcase features ten world premieres and a Serbian strand.
Racing franchise sequel tops Marvel superhero sequel.
EXCLUSIVE: Close to 500 film workers sign up for BFI Network x BAFTA Crew.
Universal, Sony horror film had been scheduled for October release.
When the Cannes parallel section line-ups will be announced, and how to watch them live.
Major studios - and a surprise name - are bidding for the next 007 film, according to reports.
China’s Monumental Films will produce with Australia’s Roadman Films and Story Bridge Films.
Fabien Riggall believes his company can boost arthouse film distribution in the UK.
EXCLUSIVE: Film is set to premiere at Tribeca this weekend.
Companies strike £195m drama deal.
Baker, Nyoni, Jasper and Carpignano join Cannes veterans Denis, Ferrara, Dumont, Garrel and Gitai.
Irish Showcase celebrating Celtic culture set for April 23.
Universal behemoth soars past $500m internationally, hits $217m in China.
Benderspink co-founder specialised in spec scripts.
Company sells controlling interest to Vine and Falcon to fund growth of original and existing IP; ‘Matrix’ exploitation on the table.
Television show to air on ABC (Australia), TVNZ, Netflix in 2018.
EXCLUSIVE: Howard Barish’s Kandoo Films to fully finance low-budget features; Paradigm to handles sales.
Ramin Bahrani to direct for HBO.
New additions join John Legend in the lead; first episode to debut at Tribeca Film Festival.
XYZ Films handles international sales.
Drama set during 1992 Los Angeles Riots won this year’s Sundance Audience Award.
The festival will utilise Facebook Live videos for the first time.
Roberto Saviano is writing series about infamous Libyan dictator.
Richard Gelfond spills the beans on how IMAX is “branching out into new initiatives”.
Endemol Shine UK CEO to head board of industry body.
Pair of south-west England based exhibitors strike deal.
EXCLUSIVE: Tel Aviv-based festival will open with world premiere of Before My Feet Touch the Ground.
NEW subsidiary Studio & NEW to produce big-budget historical battle drama Ahn-si-seong.
Hollywood investment gives Len Blavatnik piece of Warner Bros co-fi business.
King Kong Skull Island to feature contemporary, female-led multicultural ensemble.
Conquistador Entertainment to screen 3D Entertainment Films doc in Cannes.
Separately, Lionsgate appoints Susan Hummel evp, MD of Anchor Bay in Canada.
Universal’s franchise triumphs again with $17.8m debut for latest entry.
Chinese exhibitor Jiangsu Omnijoi expands partnership with IMAX.
EXCLUSIVE: Sierra/Affinity scores sales on figure skating dark comedy I, Tonya.
Miguel Arteta’s “dramedy of manners” will kick off festival on June 1.
Gunn confirms the news on his Facebook page.
Furious 8 doubles US debut; A Chinese Odyssey Part 2: Cinderella in second place
Both sides issue terse statement as contract deadline looms.
EXCLUSIVE: Both documentaries focus on 1970s stories.
Voltage Pictures to finance and introduce to buyers in Cannes.
Film features director’s daughter, Lena Dunham.
CMC Capital Partners takes ‘minority strategic investment’ in agency.
CEO Reed Hastings throws down gauntlet to theatre owners over Bright release.
Documentary to premiere at Tribeca on April 22.
Winners in 21 categories announced as festival heads into final days.
APRIL 17 UPDATE: Action tentpole scores third biggest April debut in history.
APRIL 18 UPDATE: Tentpole to cross $500m international, $600m worldwide on Tuesday.
APRIL 16 UPDATE: Film reopens investigation into murder of six men in Northern Ireland pub in 1994.
APRIL 17 UPDATE: Argentinian directors group decry government intervention in affairs of autonomous body.
EXCLUSIVE: Distributor to time release alongside US launch through Magnolia.
APRIL 14 UPDATE: Universal tentpole soars to $82.2m internationally including other markets.
How does Beauty And The Beast compare with other billion dollar grossers?
ARPIL 14 UPDATE: Disney tentpole reaches $1,010.1bn worldwide.
EXCLUSIVE: Doc-biopic directed by Oscar-nominated Rory Kennedy.
Cannes to show TV series, Netflix original and VR installation.
Screen’s chief critic and reviews editor Fionnuala Halligan dissects this year’s Competition films.
A24 financed and produced the rom-com and will release in North America.
Separately, Tribeca selections Elián goes to Gravitas Ventures while From The Ashes lands at National Geographic. Factory 25 takes Tribeca 2016 entry Icaros: A Vision.
Miramax hires Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years A Slave.
Tessa Ross, Amanda Nevill have already spoken at industry forum Female Film Leaders.
British comic previously collaborated with Bron on Special Correspondents.
Project is first to be greenlit by CCTV6 and Sony Pictures Television joint venture Huaso.
Contents Panda handling sales on Psychokinesis, which stars Ryu Seung-ryong and Shim Eun-kyung.
Corporation aiming to produce more “ambitious” projects like McMafia.
The film, from the director of White God, was previously titled Superfluous Man.
The line-up of the 70th Cannes Film Festival has been announced.
‘He gave me back my sense of excitement in making movies,’ Scorsese says of longtime cinematographer.
German enjoyed extensive collaborations with Martin Scorsese, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
EXCLUSIVE: Film will premiere on May 1 at Hot Docs in Toronto.
YA adaptation had previously been set up at Sony.
Separately, Films We Like acquires Lucky, plans simultaneous release in Canada with US distributor Magnolia.
PBS series Independent Lens takes US broadcast rights.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor re-named after parent company.
Cristian Mungiu will head the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury
Fox Networks channel swoops on six films that won prizes at Hong Kong Film Awards.
Christian Jeune, Nansun Shi to judge winner of Purin Award at Southeast Asian script lab.
Cannes will be tying up the line-up until late into the night, according to Frémaux’s recent book.
Comedy currently shooting in Brooklyn.
Co-producers join Indonesian director Mouly Surya’s new feature; Asian Shadows picks up international rights.
US cinema chain has ambitious plans to update its European theatres.
Financier also backed Journey’s End, Elstree 1976 and Swallows And Amazons.
Auteur’s Downsizing to open in December through Paramount.
Artsploitation Films to distribute Australian abortion horror-comedy in the US.
Latest episode in Universal’s blockbuster franchise roars into 63 territories over next four days.
EXCLUSIVE: Production support for ‘bold and distinct’ visions from team behind 2013 Berlinale selection Hide Your Smiling Faces.
Netflix drama shortlisted five times.
EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK: Thriller stars Emily Hampshire and Eric Roberts. Marina Cordoni among producers.
Separately, Chiller Films unveils release strategy for Camera Obscura.
Deal with AMC for 25 theatres will bring IMAX systems to 25 Odeon and Nordic Cinema Group venues.
French actress starred in Cannes titles A Self-made Hero and Polisse.
Europacorp’s Valerian and The Lake drove increase in investments.
Screen reveals the context behind a weak Q1 and looks to the future.
Native American series to premiere at Tribeca next week.
Projects include pop-up museum, VR doc and VR sci-fi.
Potential awards contender produced by Scott Rudin will get day-and-date theatrical release and worldwide streaming launch in late 2017.
Dominican Republic drama wins Yellow Robin Award at festival.
Kinepolis Group executive Eddy Duquenne will receive award in June.
EXCLUSIVE: Dromgoole to direct Ché Walker script Dead Head.
A Billion Colour Story wins audience award for best narrative.
Inaugural winner, Cargo, set to launch through Netflix.
Gant appointed features editor, Baughan joins as supplements editor.
Hat-trick for Kong: Skull Island; more tickets sold during Qing Ming holidays.
Trivisa scoops five awards including best film, while Mad World takes best new ditrector prize.
EXCLUSIVE: Film premiered to political acclaim at SXSW.
Director confirms biopic of former Italian premier.
Participants include executives from Disney, Film4, Altitude and Entertainment One.
On Body And Soul, Félicité among UK acquisitions.
Disney’s Beauty And The Beast becomes 14th-biggest film of all time.
Four jury prize winners qualify for Academy consideration.
APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.
APRIL 10 UPDATE: Michael Caine heist comedy Going In Style off to encouraging start on $12.5m.
The Royal Film Commission of Jordan among honourees.
British star of stage and screen died on Friday.
Bafta-winning star of stage and screen died on Friday.
Academy issues rule changes for documentary, animation, music, best picture categories.
Former film producer and Virgin Records co-founder steps down after 14 years.
Separately, Kino Lorber takes Dawson City: Frozen Time, and Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.
Distributor also teams with Topic on SXSW winner The Work.
Sundance hit stars Kumail Nanjiani; based on his life.
Trio set to appear in BBC Two thriller from renowned playwright David Hare.
“It was like listening to a great jazz musician wail.”
APRIL 7 UPDATE: Live-action smash to cross milestone within week.
Oscar winner engages in heated debate about a lack of black women in his new Sky series.
EXCLUSIVE: Costanza Quatriglio’s Hazara drama Just Like My Son is produced by Ascent Film and Rai.
The Young Pope production designer Ludovica Ferrario also slated to attend film and TV forum.
Kosovo on track to join Creative Europe; LGBT road movie scores US, UK deals.
The Scarlett Johansson-led film received over 15,000 comments across UK social media.
April event celebrates 150th anniversary of Canada.
Singer joins previously announced Edgar Ramirez as Versace, Penelope Cruz on FX show.
Production blocked on Mektoub Is Mektoub after director delivered two films rather than one.
Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Detroit Project first film under partnership.
Legendary comedian had roles in Toy Story and Casino.
RT Features and CG Cinema to produce thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Departure of long-time Sony UK boss Peter Taylor prompts shake-up at studios.
Wesley Snipes, Gene Simmons star in sco-fo thriller. Separately, Open Road dates rom-com Home Again; PBS acquires Steve James doc Abacus: Small Enough To Jail.
Former Disney executive developed Descendants franchise.
Peter McPartlin joins major.
This year’s ceremony has shifted to late November and has a new venue.
Cara Sheppard leaves Sky to take on leadership role at post-production studio.
Jennifer Smith appointed to newly created post.
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Greenaway to attend; Queerama premiere to open festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Film Fund boss wants more high-end TV production in the Netherlands.
EXCLUSIVE: Ivanno Jeremiah and Iain Glen join immigration drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Tech company lands official distribution partnership.
Poster shows director Julia Ducournau and actress Garance Marillier.
Company buys out co-founders Viacom, Lionsgate in $1bn deal.
Baltasar Kormákur attached to direct and will produce with Borg/McEnroe’s Fredrik Wikström Nicastro.
Prospect of industrial action looms over industry.
Bleecker Street to release Iraq War hero drama wide on June 9.
EXCLUSIVE: East End festival moves to spring dates for 2018.
Participant Media, HBO, all six US majors among 16 companies commit to Academy Gold programme.
Studio also names Kate Davies senior vice-president of accounting and finance.
Multiple projects to be announced in coming months, parties say.
EXCLUSIVE: The director of The Artist pays tribute to Jean-Luc Godard in his new film.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce with Jiaflix, China’s 1905.
Companies like AwesomenessTV and go90 are focusing on the first generation of “true digital natives”.
Drama deals from the last days of the TV market.
Kaleidoscope to release film about Sgt. Pepper album.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company to launch sales on Sundance title during Cannes.
Disney’s live-action smash becomes 26th film to cross $400m in North America; will cross $500m international on Wednesday.
EXCLUSIVE: Double Oscar-winner grosses $27.3m from international markets through Sierra/Affinity licensees.
Chilean director behind Jackie, Neruda boards post-9/11 project.
Secure And Hold: The Last Days Of Roger Ailes, The Purge on expanded roster.
British multi-hyphenate to star in Pulse Films project.
Cast and crew on Showtime hit talk fake news, keeping things fresh at Los Angeles panel.
90th Academy Awards air March 4, 2018, after Winter Olympics in South Korea.
An email mishap has spawned an online group dedicated to supporting women in film.
EXCLUSIVE: Scheme backed by Film London, Creative Skillset.
Amazon executive Roy Price talks London, India and Japan expansion.
Voltage Pictures financed Once Upon A Time In Venice. Separately, Mongrel Media to distribute Colossal in Canada; Saban Films acquires True Crimes.
Delivery of the key studio operation expected by late 2018.
Drama deals from day one and two.
Event backed by Franco-American Cultural Fund to showcase VR, web series for first time.
1930s theatre crumbles into the street after scaffolding gives way.
EXCLUSIVE: Fulwell 73 (The Class of 92) and Lorton (Maradona) team on boxing biopic.
EXCLUSIVE: Non-profit organisation to support music supervision across entertainment industries.
Prosecutors say the director should not receive special treatment as a “wealthy celebrity”.
Grand jury for competitive event to comprise five international personalities.
Gurinder Chadha indie gets backing; Series Mania launches in Australia.
Kong: Skull Island top; Logan hits $100m; negative growth last month.
Boss Baby bosses previews; Power Rangers powers down; Free Fire off target.
The films will skip cinemas and instead launch on digital platforms.
EXCLUSIVE: Cinema Management Group (CMG) handles sales for Australia’s Bronte Pictures.
EXCLUSIVE: Brazilian TV giant becomes latest company to subscribe to data science platform.
The series set in 1920s Berlin is being hailed as game-changer for German film and TV.
MTG’s off-beat Nordic series set in the world of adult movies premiered at MIPTV.
The search is on for Screen International’s annual talent showcase.
Simon Rumley directs story of notorious criminals Billy Hill and Jack ‘Spot’ Comer.
Ghost In The Shell opens third on $18.7m; Beauty And The Beast toppled in third weekend.
APRIL 3 UPDATE: Ghost In The Shell debuts on $40.1m; Kong: Skull Island crosses $300m, $120m in China.
Longtime executive closed pay-TV deals while at Disney with Netflix, Starz.
Second edition of high-end drama showcase featured 12 upcoming shows.
EXCLUSIVE: Sundance documentary explores iconic cinema moment.
Sales outfit will shop 40 hours of content from online comedy website at MIPTV.
EXCLUSIVE: Company’s first global foray into TV is for series from British sci-fi writer E.C. Tubb.
EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based company launches first TV drama.
War Of The Planet Of The Apes set to be first release in partnership.
Tech company has entered the North America and India markets as part of expansion strategy.
A Beautiful Mind director plots film version of supernatural novel.
Power Rangers attracts over 10,000 comments for top spot in UK social media chart.
‘We’re all about what’s next,’ says MGM president of television group and digital Mark Burnett.
Trio of presentations on Thursday feature footage from ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’, ‘American Assassin’, ‘The Big Sick’.
How To Train Your Dragon author returns with new book series.
FremantleMedia International handles international distribution on adaptation of first of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels.
Breaking Glass, O-Scope, Big World Pictures, Factory 25 also cut deals.
EXCLUSIVE: US outfit Myriad strikes deal for feature starring Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried.
MARCH 31 UPDATE: Disney tentpole has taken more than $765m to date.
Shanghai Media Group, Tencent Video, All3Media, Viacom among attendees.
Companies including XYZ, Wild Bunch and Media Asia are set to attend.
SVoD service is keen for smaller UK TV indies to pitch ideas.
Egyptian show Tough Luck will feature an all-star Arab cast.
Money to be administered via IDA’s Enterprise Documentary Fund.
‘Paul’s legacy lives through every frame that we shoot,’ star tells attendees.
Studio hosts lively Las Vegas presentation on Wednesday.
Studio celebrates 15 years at Las Vegas anniversary lunch.
Studio wows crowd at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace on Wednesday with footage from upcoming tentpoles.
New hire has worked in film, TV and commercials for more than 25 years.
New protocols include ban on electronic devices backstage on Oscar night.
Chaplin writer to adapt novel for Wild Tales and Mad To Be Normal producers.
Mediterranean-set love story is told in reverse
Executive will work across all aspects of Megan Ellison’s company.
A total of 18 VR experiences will compete in the strand.
EXCLUSIVE: Arrow Films swoops on Russian historical epic.
MARCH 29 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action has reached $731.5m worldwide as of Wednesday.
17 projects will receive support from the American institute.
Revealing statistics unveiled during this week’s CinemaCon.
This year’s festival poster depicts a dancing Claudia Cardinale.
Industry attending the event include the exec producers of Fleabag and Taboo’s production designer.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association to announce nominations on December 11.
Festival shifts dates and secures main venue.
The market is also launching an online locations resource.
Gaylene Gould takes up programming role at London cinema hub.
The documentary won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW.
National Association Of Theatre Owners (NATO) head lauds box office, warns against protectionist economic policy, hails diverse audiences and Millennial film-goers.
Separately, the studio said Robert Rodriguez has come on to direct the family animation Ugly Dolls, which STX has now dated for May 10, 2019.
Exuberant studio session on Tuesday showcases R-rated comedy, sci-fi, adult thrillers, satire.
In a brash and at times captivating presentation, studio top brass – without incoming chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos – used their Tuesday afternoon slot to broadcast the new emphasis on brand synergy.
Newly titled Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 to open March 9, 2018.
Distributor plots theatrical release for autumn. Separately, FilmRise acquires Marjorie Prime, Gravitas Ventures takes California Typewriter, Oscilloscope picks up Polina and Summer 1993, and Paladin and Electric Entertainment acquire The Drowning.
Cashflow fund to compensate for staggered SVoD deals; Roughcut Television among clients.
TV drama series to chronicle dance music scene.
Spy drama licensed to Italy, Nordics and Spain.
$2.5m production underway in Adelaide and surrounding area.
Companies strike deal to produce VR content for tentpole titles.
Beneficiaries include team behind children’s fantasy film Admiral.
Trio dominates Italian film awards on Monday night.
Keynote speaker John Zeng delivers five-point plan for foreign fare; highlights growth in second and third-tier cities.
Studio veteran will commence search for vice-chairman candidates.
President of Fox International addresses challenges, notes theatrical box office “continues to drive the train.”
Untitled Detroit Project to kick off later this year.
Ryan Gosling, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Wright, Jon Hamm on stage in Las Vegas.
Habits of Millennials, dynamic pricing come under microscope at convention; tech companies unveil latest product launches.
Brad Pitt’s Plan B set to executive produce.
Disney’s live-action remake scores third-biggest second weekend ever with $15.5m (£12.3m).
EXCLUSIVE: AMP International handles sales on Edgar Nito co-production.
EXCLUSIVE: Dogwoof nabs Nick Broomfield feature set to premiere at Tribeca next month.
EXCLUSIVE: Film London and Creative Skillset back paid placements and childcare scheme.
Boxing drama wins eight prizes including best film.
Monster epic helps Chinese box office rebound after falling for five straight weeks.
France TV event selects 16 projects from Keshet, Haut et Court and Studio Lambert.
Company ramps up unscripted and alternative division
Festival to open with Berlin Golden Bear winner.
Works in progress event crowns 2017 projects.
Tranter and Gardner strike deal with Access Entertainment.
Film star boards Danish auteur’s TV project.
The Divine Order takes three awards; Cahier Africain wins two.
MARCH 27 UPDATE: Disney’s live-action fantasy continued to rule box office in its second session as it roared past $300m.
MARCH 27 UPDATE: Legendary / Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island grosses $93m including superb $72.1m China debut.
New initiatives at CPH:DOX include Britdoc’s Good Pitch event, a cultural summit and tech innovation pitches at Propeller Springboard.
Star Wars is not a British movie, says Lionsgate UK boss, who is concerned about Brexit impact and blockbuster saturation.
British actress shares story about the US president on Scandinavian talk show.
EXCLUSIVE: Vertigo snaps up rights to drama set in ultra-orthodox Jewish community.
Intrepid Pictures’ Trevor Macy also joins horror ahead of scheduled summer shoot.
Documentary follows indigenous Samí rapper Nils Rune Utsi.
France pushes on with state-backed TV festival which could take place in April.
NonStop Entertainment strikes deal for Matthew Heineman’s film about ISIS-controlled Syria.
Sales agent also announces deals on One Step, The Age Of Shadows, The Wailing and Operation Chromite.
Batman v Superman producer says popular site stops people from seeing films.
Browse the digital edition of Screen International, which includes a focus on MIPTV.
Disney remake scores more than 85,000 comments.
Drama directed by John Butler also stars Fionn O’Shea and Nicholas Galitzine.
At CPH:Forum, Eurimages Award goes to Maria Back’s Psychosis in Stockholm; 31 projects pitched.
Festival strand highlights online storytelling.
Sundance premiere will close new Directors/New Films in New York.
Hulu adaption of in-demand Margaret Atwood novel among small screen programming roster at Tribeca Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cattaneo and Ol Parker team on novel adaptation developed with BBC Films.
The former Lotus president of production will produce features, television series and mini series for the company. CEO Nicolas Chartier (pictured) and president and COO Jonathan Deckter announced the hire.
Life star and director team up for Middle East true story.
Rebecca Miller to direct and produce comedic drama.
Board praises chairman and CEO’s ‘outstanding leadership’ and ‘record of success’ as search for successor continues.
Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner adaptation screened in Telluride and Toronto last autumn.
Ymagis Group’s exhibitor services provider CinemaNext has announced the launch of Sphera, its premium format cinema concept.
EXCLUSIVE: Game Of Thrones star to play immigration officer in UK drama.
Feature marks long-time cinematographer Prieto’s directorial debut. La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz to produce; Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff executive producers.
J. K. Rowling, Edgar Wright, and Brie Larson are among industry to comment on Westminster attack.
Slate includes John Wick: Chapter Two, The Shack, upcoming Robin Hood.
One €20,000 prize will be presented at each event, adding to seven existing awards across Europe.
Production on revenge thriller set to commence this month in Rome.
New incumbent replaces Elise Orenstein, whose mandate ended in December.
The film still shows a naked therapy session between Jérémie Renier and Marine Vacth.
Danish filmmaker to preside over Tiantan competition; festival line-up includes Moonlight, On Body And Soul.
The authorities are cracking down on box office fraud.
MARCH 24 UPDATE: Kong: Skull Island opens in China on $22.5m.
Film industry’s top lobbyist urges observers to apply perspective.
Disney’s live-action tentpole passed the $200m milestone in North America on Tuesday as the global tally surged to $428.5m.
Ticket revenues outside North America roughly on par with 2015 although many territories reported local currency gains, MPAA annual report reveals.
Good Universe, Mr. Mudd announce feature debut from Me And Earl And The Dying Girl author and screenwriter Jesse Andrews.
Serialised drama follows Nazi hunters in South America after Second World War.
L’ARP statement expresses love for US culture and consternation over US president’s budget plan.
Former Happy Madison production chief Tom McNulty to lead new initiative.
Stormy awards sees Greek Academy blast government.
Campaign is calling for Picturehouse owner Cineworld to pay its staff the London Living Wage.
Office to house local film, television, home entertainment, games and corporate teams.
Studio hits back at lawsuit from Total Recall writer Gary Goldman.
Damon Lindelof, Jimmy McGovern and Julianna Margulies also attending TV event which has revealed its competition line-up.
Ernesto Contreras’s Sundance audience award winner I Dream In Another Language among roster in Mexico.
Oscar winner stars as Billie Jean King opposite Steve Carell.
Work from female directors accounts for close to 48% of selection.
EXCLUSIVE: Supernatural series from Indian Summers producer sets director and cast.
Feng Xiaogang’s comedy won best film, actress and cinematography, while The Handmaiden picked up four awards.
Tax deductions of up to 10% seen as support for local production following China’s ban on Korean cultural content.
Monica Belluci named master of ceremonies.
Move marks part of ongoing Alibaba expansion plans.
Group’s highest accolades went to Felicity Jones, Ang Lee, Samuel L. Jackson, among others, in 2016.
Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Justin McConnell’s feature world premiered at the Whistler Film Festival in Canada.
Malaysian government backs down after row but awards film 13-plus rating.
Director, star of Instructions Not Included stars in upcoming How To Be A Latin Lover.
Fledgling online service aims to pair crew with productions.
Warner Bros strikes deal with Chinese streaming platform for more than 200 library titles.
Show commissioned by new online platform Blackpills.
EXCLUSIVE: Cast For Two Graves also includes Dave Johns, Cathy Tyson, Katie Jarvis and Josh Herdman.
Seven films in early development have been selected for the co-pro market.
Director Series, Storytellers, Virtual Reality and Master Classes to run during festival, April 19-30.
Allure of small screen tempts latest batch of film stars.
Snatched director Jonathan Levine will direct.
Megan Ellison’s fledgling division teams up with creator Chris McCoy and Sausage Party co-director Conrad Vernon on adult CG-animated series.
Disney remake enjoys fifth-biggest Fri-Sun opening ever; Elle heads towards 2017 milestone.
Film production is becoming “more difficult” for Working Title due to boom in high-end series, says Tim Bevan.
EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe and his team have closed multiple territories on a raft of recent festival picks.
MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.
Logan hits $100m; A Dog’s Purpose holds onto second spot.
“I don’t want to play someone who’s being racially abused.”
Comedian’s breakout horror hit recently crossed $100m.
Paris-based Wild Bunch TV announces fresh deals to China and South Korea as well as major SVOD sale to Asia and MENA.
Sofia Meetings industry winners include UK project The Tentmaster’s Daughter; The Expendables 4 heads to Bulgaria.
Gold Circle began principal photography on March 18.
MARCH 20 UPDATE: Live-action fantasy starring Emma Watson races to $357.1m worldwide debut.
Details announced for new film from the director of Hero and The Great Wall.
Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver voted top film in Headliners section.
Disney set for big numbers with Beast as XXX: Return Of Xander Cage hits $300m.
Online Chinese ticketing giant recently partnered with Paramount to promote XXX: Return Of Xander Cage.
The Weinstein Company adds trio of films to 2017 pipeline.
Yance Ford’s personal tale also screened in Berlin and the True/False Film Fest.
True story of Yusra Mardini to be directed by Billy Elliot director.
Director Patricio Guzman’s Cordillera among winners in industry strands.
‘The Crown’ star Jodi Balfour also joins six-part serial killer drama.
First image revealed for Andy Serkis-directed drama.
Live-action remake triumphs on buzz chart ahead of its release today (March 17)
BASE conference reveals that iTunes leads the way in digital market.
UPDATE: Live-action tentpole starring Emma Watson opens in 20 territories with North America this weekend.
Locarno Festival off-shoot to run from April 21-23.
National Endowment For The Arts (NEA) helped launch the Sundance Institute and received $148m in current cycle.
The film stars Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz and John Cho.
Stars align for The Seventh Art Stand series of events in US set for May.
German government reveals bold plan to increase film funding to €150m from 2018; Toni Erdmann scores six German Film Awards nominations.
Acclaimed director is launching October event in the ancient Chinese city of Pingyao, with Marco Mueller as artistic director.
DC Entertainment tentpole stars Jason Momoa as the magestic marine muscle-man.
New hire would allow head of content Craig Erwich to shift focus to original programming.
Aquarius director leads jury that will award the Nespresso Grand Prize.
EXCLUSIVE: Michaela Coel leads cast of play adaptation; Film Constellation boards sales.
EXCLUSIVE: Ten feature projects include drama about First World War camp for Muslim prisoners.
Eddie Redmayne stars in animated feature from the company behind Wallace And Gromit.
Korean outfit provided equipment for Ryoo Seung-wan’s action hit Veteran and TV drama The Legend Of The Blue Sea.
The £11.7bn deal will be scrutinised by Ofcom and CMA.
Tom Hardy Second World War drama won’t have an R-rating in America.
The winners of the 2017 Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum have been announced.
Sequel will be released in IMAX in India on April 28.
Novel spent 19 weeks on NY Times best sellers list.
Canadian heritage minister forecasts rise in co-productions with Europe.
Get all the exclusives, reviews, features and screening times from the Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).
Funding cut might hurt international prospects for some arthouse movies.
New arrival previously served as vice-president of development at CMT.
Mexican actress stars in convention screening of The Hitman’s Bodyguard.
Films complete the Anne of Green Gables trilogy
Sarah Snook and Angus Sampson join cast.
Streaming giant acquires The Other Side Of The Wind.
Nine film bodies sign up for Europe-wide campaign.
EXCLUSIVE: Former Pathé Live MD appointed CEO of Piece Of Magic Entertainment.
Director reveals title and plot details of his upcoming Mexico-set film.
EXCLUSIVE: M-Appeal closes series of deals on sales slate.
War Machine, First They Killed My Father, Bright among roster of titles scheduled to launch this year.
FilmNation to handle international sales on Jennifer Kent’s follow-up to Australian horror hit.
EXCLUSIVE: UK-based sales outfit Film Constellation scores deals on upcoming title.
Festival brass on Tuesday evening announced jury and special award winners out of Austin, Texas.
EXCLUSIVE: Breathe and Submergence seller appoints former Celsius and Independent executive.
Exec plans to leave by end of 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Bridget Jones’s Baby star to direct anthology film alongside Til Schweiger and previously announced Ai Weiwei.
Doctor Strange star will play the lead role in adaptation of Matt Haig’s novel.
EXCLUSIVE: Pre-buys include Abdellatif Kechiche’s next film after Blue Is The Warmest Colour.
Council of Europe’s cinema fund to award €5,683,544; Petzold, Rohrwacher projects also get backing.
Istanbul Film Festival unveils line-up and Meetings On The Bridge details.
Company’s MIPTV slate also includes upcoming seasons of Fargo, Teen Wolf and Vikings.
Company boards Wai Ka-fai and Derek Kwok projects.
EXCLUSIVE: Sunao Katabuchi’s animation sells to multiple territories in Asia.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese sales outfit scores deal on historical sumo drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Action comedy marks the debut feature of directors Chanon Yingyong and Phuwanit Pholdee.
EXCLUSIVE: Asian Shadows is handling sales on the festival favourite.
Amazon Prime Video secures 97 titles from Indian company.
EXCLUSIVE: Suspense thriller sells to Malaysia and Vietnam in slew of distribution deals.
Duay Klaw features original music compositions by the late Thai king Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October.
EXCLUSIVE: Danish drama The Man has sold to China as one of several deals closed by the sales outfit.
EXCLUSIVE: First titles to be featured on digital platform include Plame d’Or winner Ilo Ilo [pictured].
Film is the latest project from the director of The Truth Shall Not Sink With Sewol.
Speakers discussed how platforms can offer differentials from terrestrial TV content.
Event will programme a section of Hong Kong films from the last 20 years, including Infernal Affairs, Election and Shaolin Soccer.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer is based on Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel; the project has funding from Creative England.
UPDATE: Film shelved despite censors approving version that cuts “gay moment”.
Australia’s Oceanside Media partners on thriller with Route One, Motion Picture Capital.
Global casting call underway for actress to play Lisbeth Salander in new ‘Millennium Series’ instalment. Thriller to open on October 5, 2018.
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ producer understood to be happy with existing set-up.
MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter near $300m.
British filmmaker in talks with lead actress candidates ahead of summer start in Italy.
XYZ Films reports global sell-out on Jamie Bell embassy siege thriller.
EXCLUSIVE: Streaming giant is fully-financing the debut feature as a director from actor Lu Yulai.
Genre series pits East Coast vampires against West Coast humans.
Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney to adapt Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 9/11 exposé.
Company led by Scott Einbinder to fully finance as a Chinese co-production; eyes Q4 production start.
Warner Bros’ reboot lands with $7.6m (£6.22m); Elle posts strong site average.
Cinema chain makes small profit in 2016 as it plans continued expansion this year.
NBC break-out This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman directs the drama.
Revenge action thriller teams Content Media with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Titles include fourth entry in popular local franchise Ah Boys To Men and horror comedy Vampire Cleanup Department.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese coming-of-age film goes to Thailand, Hong Kong, and South Korea, among other deals.
Production and distribution outfit reveals strong slate of titles at Hong Kong market.
Asian content-focused streaming service launched in November 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Titles include Cambodia’s first LGBT-themed film.
EXCLUSIVE: Fantasy feature goes to North America, UK and Japan in flurry of deals.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company boards pair of projects at Hong Kong market.
EXCLUSIVE: Company’s titles include a Cheng Wei Hao crime thriller and a drama exec produced by Hou Hsiao Hsien.
EXCLUSIVE: Sales company inks raft of deals on Finland-Norway co-production.
Speakers included Kung Fu Yoga director Stanley Tong and JQ Pictures chairman Qin Hong.
South Korean sales outfit will represent the production company’s films.
The Korean company is launching sales on Daddy You, Daughter Me, The King’s Case and The Merciless.
Na Hyun’s crime drama sells to Japan, France, Switzerland and Africa.
Music mogul will serve as executive producer on The Definitive History Of Hip Hop through his All Def Digital alongside Stephen David Entertainment (SDE).
Danish doc examines Chinese-inflated property boom.
Company is making market debut with director Nattawut Poonpiriya’s suspense thriller.
The feelgood comedy will feature veteran Hong Kong actor Richard Ng.
Fox Networks Group moves into high-end Chinese miniseries with pair of projects.
France animation event eyes permanent home in Bordeaux.
EXCLUSIVE: Updated agreement begins with IM Global handling sales on Chang Zheng’s Explosion.
Hong Kong-based company launches with Feng Xiaogang’s Bloom Of Youth.
MARCH 13 UPDATE: Logan crosses $150m, Get Out surges past $100m in second sessions; Personal Shopper opens well in limited release.
Filmmaker tells Austin audience about his difficult childhood and how Donald Trump has improved his writing.
EXCLUSIVE: Kung Fu Yoga actor Aarif Lee stars in film from Tsui Hark and Nansun Shi.
EXCLUSIVE: Company reveals four titles on debut sales slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Japanese drama recently premiered at Osaka Asian Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Lee Hyun-ho and Seo Dong-gap star in upcoming feature from Shin Yeon-shick.
EXCLUSIVE: Martial arts drama has been picked up by Hong Kong outfit Golden Scene.
Singer will star in $1.8m Singapore-Taiwan co-production Warrior Of Love.
EXCLUSIVE: Cheng Wei Hao returns to direct sequel to popular Taiwanese horror.
EXCLUSIVE: Russian sales company inks Asia deals with Runaway-Luminosity Distribution
SXSW: HBO considering spin-off to fantasy smash; musician Ed Sheeran to make appearance in Season 7.
Dragon Gate Zombie Inn is being produced by The Monkey King producer Soi Cheang.
EXCLUSIVE: Genre specialist sales company Jinga scores deals on Serbian title ahead of Filmart screening.
UPDATE: Move comes after Wanda reconsidered $1bn offer to buy Golden Globes show producer.
Separately, STX dates Den Of Thieves, Kino Lorber picks up Anton Yelchin romance Porto.
EXCLUSIVE: New York-based company also closing deals with distributors on horror film It Comes At Night.
Deal kicks off at Filmart with six Enlight titles including Alec Su’s The Devotion Of Suspect X, starring Wang Kai and Ruby Lin.
Distinguished Canadian features from the last year to screen in New York from April 6-9 at IFC Center
Oscar-nominated My Life As A Courgette wins two prizes as industry present upcoming animations.
Veteran Japanese film executive to head up festival, which will undergo several changes in 2017.
Hugh Jackman starring X-Men spin-off attracts the lion’s share of social media chatter in second week of release.
Longtime executive at The Weinstein Company and Miramax replaces Adriene Bowles, who has joined Annapurna Pictures.
Former senior vice-president of international distribution at Miramax will report to CEO David Linde.
Multiple Oscar-winner is biggest international and global release for Lionsgate outside Twilight, Hunger Games franchises.
Announcement made via Facebook Live event involving a block of ice.
Former Focus Features worldwide publicity and marketing chief lands at Megan Ellison’s auteur-driven company.
Rising star will next be seen in imminent SXSW world premiere Baby Driver.
Glinwood worked with Roman Polanski, Jeremy Thomas, Karel Reisz and Terry Jones.
EXCLUSIVE: Synergetic has US rights for the Croatian drama.
Logan is currently shredding the competition as it nears $200m internationally.
Actor suffers serious injuries in head-on collision.
Freelancers will be hit by tax rise for the self-employed but qualifications announcement praised.
Sarah Conroy to help grow Lionsgate’s UK TV business.
Fox Searchlight, BBC Films produced novel adaptation set in 1946 Germany.
Exhibitor’s revenue growth fuelled by impressive performance outside the UK.
The original companies will continue to release film and TV projects under their respective labels.
Christian Bale had previously been set to play the motoring pioneer.
Director and cast to take part in panel discussion following screening.
Drama series marks arts network’s first foray into scripted television.
Principal Photography set to begin this month in Atlanta and Costa Rica.
EXCLUSIVE: LGBT drama received world premiere at Toronto 2016.
EXCLUSIVE: Room and Brooklyn backers appoint two project managers to drive development and production.
EXCLUSIVE: Screen Australia-backed musical set in Mumbai slums gets producer duo.
Wes Anderson served as executive producer on documentary about Hampton Fancher. Separately, Emerging Pictures has acquired the comedy Pitching Tents.
January’s show was second most-watched of last 10 years.
UPDATED: Indonesian exhibitor claims contracts were terminated illegally by Vietnamese property developer, which has made a counter claim that it was operating within the law.
BBC, FX greenlight 8x60 series exec produced by Ridley Scott.
Previously announced event for TV series will run alongside MipTv.
EXCLUSIVE: Film produced by Belgium’s Bulletproof Cupid will screen at TIFF Kids.
Warner Bros’ Korean-language production is directed by Park Hoon-jung (New World).
New channel aims to screen “carefully curated, meaningful stories” but still needs to comply with Indian censorship.
Universal Pictures has scheduled a prime slot for ‘First Man’, the next feature from best director Oscar winner Damien Chazelle.
Pact marks Netflix’s first global deal for an Italian movie, according to producers.
Studio veteran in the frame after second round of talks with Viacom.
EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based producer and financier behind recent Sundance feature Landline expands operations.
EXCLUSIVE: Seattle International Film Festival brings in former SIFF programmer and industry veteran Kathleen McInnis to head programme, announces call for entries.
Siobhan Fallon Hogan also joins cast alongside Matt Dillon, Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl and Bruno Ganz; production update from Sweden.
Oscar-winning director reveals more details about his upcoming Spanish-language project.
Script from The Railway Man writer will be produced by the Ethel & Ernest team and Working Title co-founder Sarah Radclyffe.
Susanne Bier reveals that a script is being developed for BBC and AMC.
New work features John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale and Kobe Bryant.
Al Pacino, Bono among talking heads in documentary profile. Separately, The Orchard has picked up Rotterdam premiere Super Dark Times, while Orion Pictures and Samuel Goldwyn Films acquire Tracktown.
The 15th edition of the Indian Film Festival Of Los Angeles (IFFLA) features two world premieres, five North American premieres.
Flanders funding organisation will invest €750,000 in a feature film every year.
Seven projects presented at Reykjavik-based film festival.
Films to receive Film Sales Support include Berlin titles On Body And Soul, Felicite and Spoor.
Move expands Cinesite’s feature animation capabilities into Vancouver.
Joint initiative between San Sebastián and Cinélatino-Rencontres de Toulouse has selected six films from 198 applications.
Children won’t be admitted to live-action remake; film’s ‘gay moment’ criticised by Russian politician as “propaganda of sin”.
Rakel Wärmländer co-stars in six-part corrupt cop drama from the Oscar-nominated producer of A Man Called Ove.
Vancouver producer-financier Aaron L Gilbert brings on COO-general counsel and business affairs executives after recent moves to ramp up US presence.
Amblin Entertainment project will mark fifth collaboration between director and Hanks.
Jurors, audiences award prizes at culmination of Colombian event; the oldest film festival in Latin America.
Read Screen’s preview of the 2017 Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (Filmart).
Manchester By The Sea director hits back at comment piece run by The Wesleyan Argus.
Fox’s latest X-Men offering scores second biggest debut of the franchise with non-final $11.6m (£9.43m).
EXCLUSIVE: IM Global’s Latino sales subsidiary ramps up before Texas festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Trio of projects garner praise from industry; dates set for Cannes producer pitching event.
Filmmakers set up fake abduction website to promote film.
Producer Ari Lantos promises the story “balances both scientific discovery and spiritual exploration in a way that is distinctly unique and original.”
Suicide Squad star to play lead in new twist on British legend. Separately, Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in comedic road movie The Shitheads.
EXCLUSIVE: Edward Noeltner’s sales company announces slew of Berlin deals led by Ainbo, New Life; horror-thriller Havenhurst sells to Soda Pictures in UK.
Shibden Hall, written by Wainwright, is from the co-producer of War And Peace.
Brimstone director Martin Koolhoven also signs on for portmanteau project.
X-Men spin-off makes $48.34m, pushing Resident Evil: The Final Chapter into second place.
Kim Seong-hun, director of 2016 hit Tunnel, will direct the period zombie action thriller series, scripted by Signal writer Kim Eun-hee.
MARCH 6 UPDATE: Fox tentpole dominates as La La Land nears $400m worldwide and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter crosses $250m internationally.
MARCH 6 UPDATE: Best picture Oscar winner Moonlight more than doubles theatre-count as running total climbs to $25.2m through A24.
Festival organisers on Friday announced the Tribeca Immersive programme will comprise 29 VR exhibits including 20 world premieres.
EXCLUSIVE: Expanding Swen Group strikes deal with IM Global for Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ drama starring Timothy Spall.
Deal includes La La Land, Deepwater Horizon and TV hits Mad Men and Anger Management.
The actor’s Elysium Bandini Studios produced the projects in association with Los Angeles film schools.
Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel tells of an underwater welder who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.
X-Men spin-off is the first film to be affected by China’s new Film Industry Promotion Law.
Kudos to produce Westminster drama.
Producer Michel Merkt, Cohen Media Group’s John Kochman and long-time The Simpsons writer-producer Mike Reiss will also attend.
UFA Distribution teams up with Global Screen to sell So Viel Zeit, based on Frank Goosen novel.
Pang Ho-cheung’s romantic comedy will have its world premiere at the event.
X-Men spin-off hold off rising charge from forthcoming King Kong reboot.
At a Bafta event, the director said the fan favourite sequence was the last scene shot for the film.
EXCLUSIVE: Icelandic director makes his feature debut for RVK Studios; he will direct four episodes of next series of hit TV show Trapped.
MTG’s Jørgen Madsen Lindemann will also speak at event.
The Cannes Atelier will feature 15 titles.
Festival receives record number of submissions as top brass trim roster by 20%.
EXCLUSIVE: UK distributor Curzon Aritificial Eye promotes executives to key roles.
EXCLUSIVE: Feature documentary capturing world famous music institution is sold to US, Canada and Germany.
Japanese director wrote The Masque Of The Black Death before his death in 1998.
Odeon executive Peter Waugh was among industry to discuss customer outreach and booking fees at UKCA ‘Data Day’.
EXCLUSIVE: Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson directed Venice 2016 Queer Lion winner. Separately, FilmRise has acquired Sundance documentary It’s Not Yet Dark.
EXCLUSIVE: Stu Willis directed story in multiple formats.
Martin Scorsese’s foundation in new bid to restore African film.
Documentary set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.
2016 event opened with world premiere of Rules Don’t Apply directed by and starring ill-fated Oscar best picture presenter Warren Beatty.
Streaming giant’s slate also includes comedy from creator of Gilmore Girls.
Drama, set to shoot in East Helsinki, will touch on teenage pregnancy and extreme right
Fifty Shades Darker nears $250 mark, XXX: Return Of Xander Cage eyes $300m.
Academy spokesperson confirms latest development after Sunday’s epic mix-up.
The streaming giant is ramping up plans for its film division but declined to confirm reports over who might run it.
CEO Reed Hastings outlines streaming giant’s commitment to European content; teaser for first German original series revealed.
France’s oldest cinema company quits exhibition to focus on TV and film production.
The thriller from Foxtail Entertainment, Phantom Four and new partner Bron Studios in association with Creative Wealth Media is set to begin shooting this spring in Louisiana.
The executive most recently served as president of worldwide distribution for the home entertainment division.
The top 20 films made up 48.6% of box office, notes the 2016 FDA yearbook; advertising spend decreases again.
Troy: Fall Of A City, from The Night Manager writer David Farr, likely to be among BBC1’s most expensive dramas; service also boards thriller from Homeland writer.
YouTube global head of original content Susanne Daniels offers peek into early content strategy at Banff Connect LA.
David Fincher, Asif Kapadia, Tobias Lindholm and Andrew Douglas are directors; Charlize Theron is an executive producer.
Movie directed by Animal Kingdom’s David Michod will get May 26 release.
Chief content officer discussed relationships with networks.
3D tech companies were previously locked in a legal battle over patent infringements.
Syria doc Last Men In Aleppo will open the Copenhagen documentary festival.
AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron addresses taboo subject during Tuesday earnings call.
Academy had not commented at time of writing on request by ill-fated best picture presenter.
Oscar winner directs and stars in Light Of My Life, which has begun shooting in Vancouver.
Anna Marsh takes over Buet’s international distribution remit in promotion to evp international distribution.
DISTRIBUTION: Separately, Universal dates Trolls 2; FilmRise acquires Free And Easy, The Good Postman; IFC takes Rebel In The Rye.
Animation leading light is brains behind Despicable Me, Ice Age, Sing franchises.
France is losing the piracy battle, suggests report.
Restoration set for London Film Festival; Baahubali: The Conclusion to play in BFI’s upcoming Indian film programme.
The Journey To The West director is one of China’s most bankable filmmakers.
Resident Evil scares away $91m; Assassin’s Creed debuts in third; February box office dipped approximately 13%.
The Academy also releases statement saying it is “investigating the circumstances” behind the mix-up.
The Hard Way Out, Pure Speed first two titles on the slate.
Ex-Lionsgate, Viacom and UTA executive joins TV wing of distribution outfit.
The series will be an adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels.
Lee Soo-youn’s mystery thriller stars Cho Jin-woong, Kim Dae-myung and Shin Gu.
After staying off Twitter during Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards, the US president broke his silence on Monday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Moonlight claimed the top prize at Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards in a dramatic finale.
Asghar Farhadi and Gael Garcia Bernal spoke out against the US president.
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% 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.
Paul Rudd, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti and Jeff Daniels among previously announced cast.
Damien Chazelle given Carte Blanche to present influential French film.
City To City, Vanguard axed from 2017 edition.
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.
Both South American titles premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Industry veteran, co-producer of Fox’s upcoming untitled A.A. Milne biopic, died suddenly at home last weekend.
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.
European premiere of animated musical Torrey Pines among festival highlights.
Paramount announced the box office milestone on Wednesday.
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: Comedy Star Worlds Episode XXXIVE=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.
EXCLUSIVE: Psychological thriller recently wrapped production in Paris.
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: How To Break Up With My Cat, My New Sassy Girl, and Sunshine all sell to Japan.
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: Tooley Productions strikes EFM deal on Eric LeMarque feature.
EXCLUSIVE: Chavela Vargas documentary sells to US and France.
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: 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.
The film’s director Asghar Farhadi is boycotting the Oscars in protest over US immigration policy.
EXCLUSIVE: Arrow strikes for Gillies MacKinnon rom-com starring Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and Ellie Kendrick; marks company’s first English-language US release.
Debuts today include Thomas Arslan’s Bright Nights and Sabu’s Mr Long.
Andrew Warren hired from Discovery Communications.
EXCLUSIVE: Ruediger W. Kuemmerie’s martial arts film stars Mark Dacascos.
Former Freemantle exec Georgia Brown joins SVoD service.
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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Second film from Polish director of predatory mermaid picture from Agnieszka Smoczynska explores motherhood.
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.
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.
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.
Studio’s television department restructures following staff departures.
Hrvoje Hribar is resigning from his post after seven years.
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.
Director delivers fiery acceptance speech after winning Outstanding British Film.
Agnieszka Holland among those to voice concern for the Ukrainian director’s ongoing incarceration.
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: Film is an adaptation of Stephen Fry’s novel.
EXCLUSIVE: French sales and production company fills out slate with upcoming films by the Alayan brothers and new Egyptian title.
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.
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: 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.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: Homeland actress joins voice cast of family animation.
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: 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: Bend It Like Beckham and Viceroy’s House director eyes up spy thriller.
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: Finnish-Danish-Croatian co-pro is currently shooting in Croatia and Denmark.
EXCLUSIVE: Marc Zinga stars in war drama.
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: 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: Sales outfit also has two documentaries on its EFM slate.
EXCLUSIVE: Coming-of-age tale stars Ankush Khanna.
EXCLUSIVE: Documentary company closes sales on 78/52, Dries, and Citizen Jane: Battle For The City.
EXCLUSIVE: Flying Scotsman stars Fiennes as Eric Liddell.
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.
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: Goldcrest has secured pre-sales on BBC nature documentary.
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: 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.
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: Hugo Becker [pictured] stars in project from the director of Dealer.
Paramount’s action thriller starring Vin Diesel roared into China on Friday on $21.3m.
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.
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: Lavish stage play filmed using ‘Geki Cine’ style with 20 HD cameras.
Emerging talent Max Hubacher [pictured] stars in Second World War drama.
EXCLUSIVE: Toshimasa Kobayashi makes his feature debut with the manga adaptation
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.
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.
Details of UK showcase for global film buyers announced.
Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars, with Rob Marshall directing.
Chinese newspaper predicts more than a dozen films will be added to the existing quota.
Chairman and CEO Stacey Snider announced the long-time executive’s promotion on Thursday.
Producers and director confirm negotiations but won’t be involved.
The company announced in Berlin on Thursday it had acquired Olivier Megaton’s upcoming action film to star Keanu Reeves.
Sebastián Lelio’s latest, exec produced by Pablo Larrain, is set to premiere in Berlin on Sunday.
EXCLUSIVE: European sales company filed for bankruptcy last summer.
The erotic drama aims to seduce audiences as it opens in 61 territories this weekend.
Keoghan, Jared Abrahamson, Blake Jenner, Ann Dowd and Udo Kier have joined the heist film alongside previously announced Evan Peters.
The comic will star as his own mentor and legendary teacher Del Close in the comedy Del.
John Carpenter announced the developed via his Facebook page on Thursday.
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: Canadian sales outfit is representing the project at the EFM.
Corey Grant’s thriller received its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival.
EXCLUSIVE: Company releases first image of Adeline D’Hermy in lead role of fragile actress.
EXCLUSIVE: Roberto Sneider’s comedic drama will be released in US by Hola Mexico Distribution.
EXCLUSIVE: Film stars Pierre Deladonchamps and Céline Sallette